hate crimes http://wamc.org en NAACP Warns Churches Could Be Targets Of Election Related Hate Crimes http://wamc.org/post/naacp-warns-churches-could-be-targets-election-related-hate-crimes <p>Civil rights leaders in Springfield Massachusetts, where a black church was burned four years ago, are urging local churches to be on guard as election day approaches. &nbsp;WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp; The Springfield branch of the NAACP has sent a 19 page security guide to more than 100 churches in western Massachusetts. The Springfield NAACP president, Rev. Talbert Swan said the organization is concerned that African American churches &nbsp;could be the targets of hate crimes should President Obama be re-elected.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 22:15:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 48774 at http://wamc.org NAACP Warns Churches Could Be Targets Of Election Related Hate Crimes