CBS Chicago is reporting that David Lowery, president of the NAACP’s South Suburban Branch in Chicago, was threatened by Louis Raymond, regional director for the Illinois chapter of Obama for America. The alleged threat took place during a phone call between the two men:
Lowery says he doesn’t personally support the president because he’s not addressing issues important to the black community. He said he was explaining that to Raymond when the Obama campaign official told him, “You know what? I know everything about you.”
Lowery says Raymond added, “We’ve been watching you, and since you don’t support Obama, we’ll deal with you,” before hanging up.
He says it was suggested the NAACP should automatically back the president. Lowery notes a non-profit cannot support a particular candidate.
Lowery has filed a police report.
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