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NAACP Questions How Bonds Are Set

Several civil rights groups in the east say a man accused of stabbing a Fort Bragg Soldier to death got preferential treatment when his bond was cut in half.

The NAACP and other civil rights groups believe a change is needed after the recent arrest and bond for Christopher Brauer.

Chapter president Calvin Henderson addressed the media about what he and others believe is unfair treatment of people arrested that are not white.

They say after Brauer was questioned by police about the stabbing death of Keyonn Parkin-- he was allowed to go back home to Durham. His bond was also reduced from $1-million dollars to $500,000--something they say wouldn't have happened to someone of a different ethnicity.

Henderson says they will request a meeting with the district attorney and police chief to look at prior cases and compare statistics of arrests and bond amounts for different races.

District Attorney Clark Everett says that he's talked to Henderson and has given him copies of people in jail and their bonds for comparison purposes.

A judge has a statute which lists motive, flight risk, history of violence and other factors--all of which help determine the bond.


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