The head of the Berkeley NAACP has drawn criticism for a statement he issued over the shooting of 51-year-old grandmother Anita Gay. The Berkeley resident was shot and killed on February 16th when police were called to her apartment, where they found her brandishing a knife. The officer says he shot the woman to protect both himself and another individual and the police department concurs. The family is crying foul and intends to sue, saying that Gray was not holding the knife when she was shot in the back. Two days later, Allen Jackson, president of the Berkeley branch of the NAACP, issued a statement that seemed a tad brash. (click 'more')
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