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Cornell William Brooks, the new NAACP President, at their headquarters on July, 11, 2014 in Baltimore, MD. (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)

NAACP president visits site of bomb blast

A motive still has not been determined for an explosion near a building that housed the Colorado Springs, Colorado NAACP branch earlier this month, but in the interim federal investigators are treating the investigation into the blast much like a hate crime, National NAACP President Cornell William Brooks told NBC News."The FBI has not been able to identify a motive — they're not officially calling it a hate crime — but they're devoting resources to [the investigation] as though it were," said Brooks, following a debriefing Friday evening from representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Colorado Springs Police Department.He said he could not disclose any further details about the incident or what was discussed in the closed-door meeting, which also included Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach. "What I can tell you is that we've been assured that all resources are being deployed. They're taking this very seriously.


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