At the Coeur d'Alene Press online site, the newspaper is announcing that it has received copies of two letters from Coeur d'Alene attorney Steve Bell re: the anti-Obama "joke" by school Trustee Brent Regan. One letter asks the NAACP to investigate Regan and the other, demands his resignation from the district. The first letter is addressed to Mrs. V. Anne Smith of the Spokane NAACP:
"I am asking that you launch an investigation for a civil rights violation by remarks made by school trustee member Regan.At a public forum with over l00 people present, including legislators, he made a comment that people can't figure out what an assault weapon is “it's just BLACK and it LOOKS SCARY”, to which his wife then said “WELL, SO IS OBAMA”Once again North Idaho racism is alive and well and thriving in North Idaho. Regan then digs his hole even deeper by saying that all of this was a “humorous anecdote”. There is nothing humorous about any events where someone is discriminated against"/More here.