Police: Neighborhood watch posts call to watch young blacks

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Monday, September 26, 2016

SHREVEPORT, LA -- Shreveport police are investigating posts to a large neighborhood watch group suggesting recent car break-ins are reason to watch young, black men or teens, and even for so-called "vigilante justice."

The Times reports that police confirmed on Thursday that they're investigating some of the posts made to the Facebook page called "Broadmoor Neighbors in Shreveport."

The page's co-administrator, James Richard, says he hopes users learn that "words typed on social media can have consequences in the real world." He says administrators deleted some posts for breaking rules against abusive or inflammatory comments.

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The group has nearly 2,700 members.

The newspaper said it received screenshots of parts of some posts, but was unable to reach the people who wrote them.