Mayor Thomas Micozzie announced ameeting with the NAACP of Eastern Delaware County at the township council meeting this week after Alfred Achtert of Radbourne Road compared the issues facing African Americans today to the issues Irish and Italian immigrants experienced more than 100 years ago.
said the meeting included reps from neighboring communities of Aldan, Clifton Heights, Darby, Darby Township, East Lansdowne, Lansdowne, Millbourne and Yeadon.
We are going to work together community by community if, God forbid, an incident happens here, Micozzie
We opened up the dialogue with what we are doing thats favorable and plan on continuing to meet so we are sending the same message that we stand together.
Councilwoman Sekela Coles thanked Achtert for airing the topic and thanked Micozzie
and Chitwood for the pro-active response to a request to recruit homegrown African Americans in the Upper Darby Police Department
by reaching out to colleges with criminal justice departments.
According to Micozzie
, the recruitment is for all ethnic nationalities in 2015.