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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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31.

amy    

THIS IS SO STUPID. BRANDY DOES NOT INTENTIONALLY KILL PEOPLE. THIS WAS AN ACCIDENT. THIS SHOULD NOT BE A RACIAL ISSUE. I THINK SHE IS A NICE PERSON. AGAIN. THIS SH*T IS STUPID.

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vinceofcali    

she will plead no contest , she will get probation, community service etc, she will not get any jail time. At best, she'll be sued for wrongful death and more than likely settle with the victims family with for an undisclosed amount of money. thats all and thats it. C'mon people..take your heads out of your asses and look at whats happened in the passed to celebrities. Rebecca Gayheart for example.

2772 days ago
33.

Tahirah    

It's not a race issue, its a KILLING issue. if it was your mother, sister or wife you would want the person to be held responsible for her death, famous or not

2772 days ago
34.

azproduction.com    

So when I wake up tomorrow and go to tmz.com what will I see? a story about a strust fund kid "Paris Hilton" then around three pm we will see a story about someone being "Gay" then around 9 or 10 pm we will see a story about brandy.

Did TMZ jump the shark?
99% say yes
1 % say no

2772 days ago
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jake malson    

What are you people talking about? No, Brandy should not at the least be put into prison whatsoever here why. Another actreess a while back killed a 9 year kid with her car, and Sarah Jessica Parker's husband killed (two) people with his car in a head on collission, and neither one of them served time , but only paid fees although both parties being the celebrities were proven to be at fault. This was covered on Good Morning America this morning. So all I'm saying is Brandy should only be required to pay fees, and if the family sues pay them an amount within reason.

2772 days ago
36.

db    

Would someone be so kind as to ask Najee Ali if he'd feel the same if one of his loved ones had been killed in that crash?

2772 days ago
37.

Whatever    

If you are famous or not famous if you kill someone driving at it is YOUR FAULT you deserve to be punished. This stupid group has to go back to school!

2772 days ago
38.

calilife4me    

Brady will be charged, not because she's black but she killed someone. Keep in mind, she'll be charged w/misdeamenor manslaughter. She'll get 200 hours of community service and pay $1000 fine. That's a small price to pay for taking a life. What ever she was doing in her car; eating, talking on her cell phone, adjusting the radio, it took her eyes off the road! That is negligence plan and simple!

2772 days ago
39.

DeeDub    

This is not racial. If Brandy was an ordinary Joe you would not have heard about the incident. All this is to get publicity for the CHP the forgotten police unless you are on the 405 between Imperial and 90 Freeway. And that crook Delgadillo. Delgadillo needs to win a big case that is why they are pressing charges.

2772 days ago
40.

coco puff    

NOW THE RACISTS CRACKERS ARE GONNA FEEL THE FURY OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT! You don't want to go down that road motherf***ers!!! We have been oppressed long enough and will not stand idly by for it to go on, no sir. The RACIST CRACKERS, want to bring successful African Americans down more than anything. They portray stereotypes of African Americans as thugs, inmates, drug dealers, etc.,etc.,etc. I will never stop my fight against RACISM! NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE!!!

2772 days ago
41.

Michael Richards    

Here we go again......more n***** bullsh*t....a godd*mn CRIME as been committed and the n*****s are claiming racism. The black community needs someone other than Chris Rock to stand up and say, "hey, not all of us are stupid"

2772 days ago
42.

Jeana    

I am a 25 year old black woman, and I hate it when people claiming to be civil rights groups get involved in matters that don't concern them just so they can receive media attention. And, shame on you TMZ for giving them attention! We see this happen all the time, and I'm sick of it. Brandy has not asked for their help and I'm sure she doesn't want their help.

2772 days ago
43.

Whatevah    

What about the minority who was killed in the accident? Helllloooooooo. Shouldn't they be standing up for her rights? Unbelievable.

2772 days ago
44.

Eden    

So just because Brandy is black she should get away with causing a fatal accident? I'm pretty sure Affirmative Action was not passed into law to allow those who are minorities to escape the punishment. I'm sure Brandy feels absolutely awful about this accident and its outcome. CHP is not making her a political trophy; they are doing their job. Naji Alee is playing the race card and using her status as a celebrity to bring attention to himself and his "cause." It makes me absolutely sick to my stomach to see these slugs crawl out from under their rocks when they find someone they can exploit to their advantage.

2772 days ago
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vinceofcali    

of course she'll be charged...she'll plead no contest...thats the sameas guilty but without guilt. what ever it is,yes she should go to jail or pay the price.The fact is, she wont go to jail, she will be sued. no matter what someone died.

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