NAACP wants Confederate flag removed from AL troopers' cruisers

Published: Jul. 14, 2015 at 12:18 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 11, 2015 at 12:26 AM CDT
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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - It's not hard to find a Confederate flag flying in Alabama, but it may surprise you some of the places you'll find it.
The next time you see an Alabama State Trooper, take a close look at their cruisers and a patch they wear on their uniform.

You can find a Confederate flag on every trooper vehicle. You'll also find the flag on a patch that every uniformed Trooper wears.

The Huntsville chapter of the NAACP says it time for it to go, and they plan on taking their fight to Montgomery.

An NAACP spokesperson said now is the perfect time to spark this movement.

"The time is right, and I just think it needs to be," said the Reverend Robert L. Shanklin. "We need to do a clean sweep. The state and local government, anywhere that that's located."

Troopers said they are aware of the controversy, but there's nothing they can do. They explained that any changes to the emblem will have to happen at the state level.

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