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Brandy Unfairly Targeted, Civil Rights Group Claims

1/30/2007 4:41 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

BrandyBlack civil rights leaders in Los Angeles claim the California Highway Patrol has made singer/actress Brandy "a political trophy."

The Los Angeles City Attorney is deciding whether to file misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter charges against Brandy, whose Land Rover slammed into a Toyota on the 405 Freeway killing the driver.

Today, Najee Ali, leader of Project Islamic HOPE, said the CHP's recommendation to file charges against the singer "is unfairly targeting her for prosecution because of her celebrity." Ali told TMZ he is organizing an e-mail campaign in the African American community to put pressure on City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo to reject the case.

Delgadillo says "We will treat this case like every other case and treat it very seriously because someone died."

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stoopit    

black people get over yourselves. why is everything always a race issue?

2641 days ago
2.

igglefan    

Here we go with the race sh*t!

2641 days ago
3.

Lou    

Oh god. this marks the first story of TMZ's trademark milking of a story.

get ready for endless boring nonstories about brandy's accident.

they did it with mel gibson. they did it with the guy from Seinfeld.

Soon TMZ will have an interview with Brandy's grade 10 driving instructor.

2641 days ago
4.

Im Awesome So Get Over It    

Seriously I hate when people pull the race card...it has nothing to do with her being black get off it.

2641 days ago
5.

Lou    

TMZ makes things racial.

they only post stories of black celebs when they are in trouble with the law.

yet they post about paris hilton for no reason on the set of her new movie.

TMZ should be more responsible.

2641 days ago
6.

rack lover    

Typical of these types of groups..missing the issue and jumping on the bandwagon for political gains.....bottom line: a lady was killed due to the negligence of another.....black, brown, yellow, white or red...someone died and someone else is responsible for it.....

2641 days ago
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ivanka    

Oh Farrah you are so right, look its all because she is black.....give me a break!! She killed someone and she should pay.....I hope she spends time in the slammer to meet up with all her "sistas" fightin the good fight -whatever that is- rot in hell you murderer. You know she will get off cuz all the NAACP will cry foul" play that race card cuz its all you got" why dont they ever stand behind someone who is a good productive member of society?? They always stand behind the ghetto bitches and law breakin brothers....they all need to get real jobs!!

2641 days ago
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DirtyRottenGossip.com    

I've been saying this all along. It's similar to the Duke rape case, someone just wants to get the spotlight. I just hope they don't bring up race, because it certainly is not.

2641 days ago
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Sylvia    

Oh come on, if Brandy was speeding and she did cause the accident and killed an innocent victim why is this considered racial?

2641 days ago
10.

OhMy!    

They are not targeting her because she's a celebrity (even if she hasn't done anything lately); They are targeting her because she F-ing KILLED SOMEBODY!!
Not everything is about race. This is about ACCOUNTABILITY! Would this group be angered if she got off because of her '"celebrity"? Would THAT be okay?? Idiots.

2641 days ago
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Frieda Jane    

Here we go again! Sorry but I am so tired of the racism claims that jump up in so many cases. Not a big fan of the CHP, but from what I can see, they did take time to investigate the case, not a rush to file against her. If the evidence is there, she should answer the charges. I wish that the racists would crawl back in their holes and stay there. The world would be a much happier place to live for all of us, even them.

2641 days ago
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Lou    

Before we get off track, can we agree that TMZ makes things very racial?

Like when Mel Gibson went on his drunken rant.

TMZ wouldnt let it go.

And the only times black celebs are on this site is when they are in trouble with the law.

Can we all agree to those two things?

2641 days ago
13.

Lou    

BLAME TMZ !!!!

2641 days ago
14.

stan    

They should charge her only if she was on the cellphone!

2641 days ago
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Lou    

This is TMZ spinning another race story.

Every "group" has something to say. TMZ just chose to publish a story about race.

DO YOU PEOPLE NOT GET IT? THIS IS TMZ'S DOING!

2641 days ago
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