By Demian Bulwa
The San Francisco Chronicle
OAKLAND, Calif. — NAACP leaders came to Oakland on Thursday to demand that police agencies everywhere do more to stop what are often referred to as waistband shootings, when an officer opens fire on a suspect in the mistaken belief the person is reaching for a weapon.
In most cases, the dead person is an African American man, said the leaders, who included NAACP President Benjamin Jealous.
Calif. cops face heat over shootings of civilians