NAACP condemns Christie’s removal of public defender

TRENTON – James Harris, New Jersey president of the NAACP, delivered a letter of condemnation to the governor Friday.

Harris is protesting the removal of Yvonne Segars as the state Public Defender, who Harris called a “dedicated and effective leader” for poor and disenfranchised New Jerseyans.

In a letter, Harris said the New Jersey State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People voted unanimously to condemn the firing, which was followed by a cry of front office bullying from Segars.

“She is one of the few remaining African Americans in your Administration,” Harris writes to Gov. Chris Christie today. “Removing her sends a bad message to the defendants she serves, the children she represents, and the citizens of our state.”

 

 

 

NAACP condemns Christie’s removal of public defender