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NAACP to use latest technology to fight racism

NEW YORK (AP) - The NAACP is launching a program that lets people use their cell phones to report incidents of police misconduct.

The "rapid response system" was officially launched today as part of the civil rights organization's annual convention. The system allows people who capture photos or video of incidents of alleged police misconduct on their cell phones to send it through a Web browser to the organization or upload it through a computer. A form will then be transmitted to the sender, who can use it to provide more information about an incident.

The organization is marking the centennial of its founding in New York City in 1909.

Attorney General Eric Holder praised the NAACP's dedication to championing equality but acknowledges there is work left to be done.

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