NAACP to weigh in on closure of railroad crossings
AMITE - The Tangipahoa Parish Council unanimously approved a resolution that supports the local NAACP chapter's efforts to try to force the reopening of three railroad crossings state transportation officials closed last month.
Patricia Morris, president of the Greater Tangipahoa Parish Branch chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said her group will seek to have a federal civil-rights investigation done "to advocate for those households who must now suffer the effects of the closures."
Last month, state crews closed the three crossings and later tore out the short sections of roads leading from Hwy. 22 across the Canadian National Railroad tracks.
Morris says more than 500 households in the parish are directly affected by the three closures.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Teen accused of setting fire to items in Central High concession stand
LSU's Lanard Fournette accused of using fake ID to play at casino
TOPS could get fully funded
Livingston couple can’t get older phone number back
Dispute between relatives, chemical plant heat up over historic slave cemetery