Jesus Take The Wheel: Explosive Device Detonated Outside Of NAACP Building In Colorado

- By Bossip Staff

They think they can scare us out of our civil rights

FBI Searching For Man Who Might Have Bombed NAACP Building In Colorado

Via CNN

The FBI is investigating an explosion outside a local NAACP chapter in Colorado.

The makeshift bomb, or improvised explosive device, detonated late Tuesday morning but failed to ignite a gasoline can placed alongside it. No one was injured but the incident left some in Colorado Springs shaken.

“All of a sudden I heard this big boom,” one witness told CNN affiliate KDVR. “There was smoke everywhere the building on the side was burnt.”

The witness continued: “Whoever did it took off right away though. That’s all I heard and it was scary.”

The Denver office of the FBI said it’s looking for a balding man, about 40 years old, who was seen leaving the scene in a white pickup truck with a missing or covered license plate.

The FBI has not said if the NAACP was specifically targeted. But some pointed out that the other tenant in the building, Mr. G’s Hair Design Studios, likely was not.

“Who would want to bomb a beauty salon?” one member of the local NAACP chapter told CNN affiliate KCNC.

Henry D. Allen Jr., the branch’s president, also raised the specter of a targeted attack, telling KCNC, “Apparently, we’re doing something correct. Apparently, we have gotten someone’s attention that we are working toward civil rights for all. That is making some people uncomfortable.”

The NAACP is the nation’s oldest civil rights organization. The group’s national office says it is looking forward to a “thorough investigation” into the explosion by national and local authorities.

Sounds like the work of some racist azzhole who thought he had Taliban skills. FOH.

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