NAACP to use latest technology to fight racism

The NAACP may be 100 years old, but it’s using the latest technology to fight racism.

The NAACP will officially launch the program to monitor incidents of police misconduct at its annual convention in New York City. Members are gathering there to mark NAACP’s centennial; The civil rights group was founded in New York City in 1909.

The “rapid response system” would allow people to send texts, e-mails or video reports of police abuse to the association via cell phone.

Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to address the convention Monday afternoon. President Barack Obama is slated to speak on Thursday.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.