Cooper: NC public receptive to ways to address racial bias

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RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper says a state panel he asked to recommend how to eliminate racial disparities in the state’s criminal justice and court systems must be up to the task because the public wants solutions.

Cooper spoke at Friday’s first meeting of the North Carolina Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice, which he created in the days after massive demonstrations following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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Attorney General Josh Stein and state Supreme Court Justice Anita Earls lead the panel, which has until Dec. 1 to make recommendations to local governments and legislators.