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Cleveland Plain Dealer Reporter Mark Namik's story on the Cleveland NAACP and potential racial unrest if 49 shots Cleveland Police Officer Michael Brelo, who is White, gets off for gunning down unarmed Blacks Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell, 12 other non- Black Cleveland police officers who together fired 88 shots at Russell and Williams were not charged, read the introduction of Namik's story here

Cleveland police shooting trial, justice department  investigation test local NAACP: By  Mark Naymik,  The Cleveland Plain Dealer Ohio's Largest Newspaper Two upcoming events will test the Cleveland branch of the NAACP: The U.S. Department of Justice’s investigation into the Cleveland police department and the trial of the Cleveland officer accused of killing two unarmed suspects after the infamous November 2012 police chase. (Marvin Fong / The Plain Dealer)  (Marvin Fong) By  Mark Naymik, Northeast Ohio Media Group  Email the author  |  Follow on Twitter on October 21, 2014 at 9:00 AM, updated  October 21, 2014 at 9:14 AM Reddit CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Two upcoming events will require the Cleveland branch of the NAACP to step up if the storied 102-year-old civil rights organization wants to remain relevant. One is the release of the U.S. Department of Justice's  investigation into the Cleveland police depar