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WATERBURY, Conn.

NAACP suspends critic over comments

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The former president of the NAACP’s Waterbury chapter has been suspended indefinitely from the national organization over comments he made on Facebook and in e-mail. The Republican-American of Waterbury reported that a recently disclosed letter written last month by national NAACP president Benjamin Todd Jealous said Jimmie Griffin was suspended for making ‘‘defamatory and false allegations.’’ Over the years, Griffin has accused the NAACP of mismanagement, deception, and apathy, and he has attacked several other members of the organization personally. Griffin said he received the letter last weekend and was stunned by the punishment.

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