CARL MARIO NUDI, Bradenton Herald
Local NAACP members spoke about the inequality in sentencing of blacks in the nation’s courts and in Manatee County this morning on the steps of the county courthouse.
“We’re here today to show our displeasure in the disparities in Manatee and Sarasota counties, in particular the Walker case,” said Trevor Harvey, president of the Sarasota County NAACP at a press conference at 7:30 a.m.
Michael Walker, 19, will go on trial Tuesday in the February 2007 shooting death of Daniel Ramsey, a retired Manatee County government employee.
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