Trayvon Martin

NAACP Introduces “Trayvon’s Law” Legislative Response To Martin’s Killing


(AllHipHop News) The February 2012 killing of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman has led to rallies, tribute songs, and economic boycotts. Now, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, is leading the charge to force legal changes across the country to hopefully help prevent another tragic situation like the death of Martin.

“The killing of Trayvon Martin is a heartbreaking tragedy, but his death must not be in vain. Trayvon’s Law will serve as the foundation for community advocates as they work to remove laws that contributed to his death and create new laws that with prevent future tragedies,” said NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous in a statement.

Trayvon’s Law is a set of bills that will work to end racial profiling, repeal stand your ground laws, form effective civil complaint review boards to provide oversight of police misconduct, improve training for community watch groups, mandate law enforcement to collect data on homicide cases involving people of color, and address the “school to prison pipeline.”

The NAACP plans to push these bills at the local, state, and federal levels. The organization’s Florida State Conference will begin working to enact Trayvon’s Law in Florida immediately.

“We will not rest until Trayvon’s Law is fully implemented in our state,” added NAACP Florida State Conference President Adora Obi Nweze. “From a civilian oversight board of police to best practices for community watch volunteers, we will demand that the Governor and our legislators move quickly to adopt these principles before we are faced with another tragedy.”

[ALSO READ: Trayvon Martin’s Parents Ask For Help In “Stand Your Ground” Laws]

  • 7yoyo7

    Racial profiling? Homicide cases involving people of color?
    Come on people, we have black on black crime happening on a REGULAR but whenever some other ethnicity kills a black man it becomes a national tragedy?

    What a joke! Fcuk outta here!

    • While I can’t totally co sign….I will sign in JohnBlacksad’s pencil.

    • junj03

      co-sign

    • Big Dog

      Someone need to make it national tragedy I have lived for 37 yrs and I am not worried about another black man killing me, because I am smart enough to avoid these situations, however a white man be it a police officer or a Zimmerman wannabe cop, can shoot me and get away with it at any time, so yes someone should say and do something about it.

      The only joke is you not doing anything to help prevent black on black crime or any crime yet condemn those that do! You need to GTFOH!

      • 7yoyo7

        Everybody please clap your hands for the 37 yrs old wise man : BIG DOG!!!

        1- You’re smart enough to avoid a potentially deadly confrontation but you are supporting this lil dude who decided to run up on the dumbass Zimmerman? Wow!

        2- Plenty of citizens get away with murder cases (black, white, hispanic, whatever!). Most of them are not police officers.

        3- You sound way too much paranoid, police officers killing innocent people is so cliché. It happens… but they are aware of that, this is LELDF’s worst nightmare!

        4- Why immediately categorize Zimmerman as a white dude? He looks more latino like the average latino on the block.

        But thank you for your comment old man!

      • Big Dog

        Now please clap your hands for the little boy who’s breath still smells like similac, who has not experienced anything yet in his life.

        1. I am proudly supporting an unarmed teen who was protecting himself against someone stalking him.

        2. Plenty of police officers have beaten, shot and killed many African American men and have gotten away with it.

        3.I am not paranoid at all I just realize that police are the most organized gang in the country and they will kill and incarcerate innocent black males and get away with it.

        4. I did not immediately categorize Zimmerman as white even though he is half white.

        Thanks for your useless comments little boy.

      • 7yoyo7

        Oh that was weak man, no imagination to edit your own comment?
        1- Alright, so thats what you would say to your kids? “Children! If somebody follows you on your way home, go away, hide and then run up on the motherfcuker! If he has a gun? It doesnt matter, I’ll support you on the way to your grave son!”
        2- I didnt say that the contrary but pigs are not the exception among all cases. Sh1t like this happen in any state no matter who they are or who they work for.
        3- Thats just some 2pac talk…. But ok man, whatever floats your boat lol.
        4- Like I said race has shit to do with it. I would feel more concerned about gang violence killing innocent people than some isolated case for the NAACP to run with.

        But hey, I’m just a little boy who made his way out of the hood, got his family financially straight by myself and now works in Europe right?
        Lol like age does mean sh1t.

      • Big Dog

        Ok little boy you are way in Europe trying to explain to me whats going on right here in America where Im living. Why are you even complaining about black on black crime in America when you are on the other side of the world? Why are you even complaining about blacks trying to get laws to help stop racial profiling and unnecessary murders here in the greatest nation in the world when you are overseas?

        You are the joke! Fcuk outta here

      • 7yoyo7

        Lol I was born and raised in Bronx,NY. Gun Hill Road to be exact. I moved to Europe 5 years ago and come back every 4 months.
        Which makes your whole comment useless.

        As for the Trayvon sh1t, looking at the votes over our little argument makes it straight to me.
        Have a good day old man. Keep a poster of Trayvon in your house!

      • Jackryanvb

        Yeah right. The police in Chicago are the worst, most organized gang here.

        Ha, Ha!

        You’ve never heard of the Black Gangster Disciples, Vice Lords, Latin Kings?

        Who do you think murders Blacks in Chicago?

        It’s the street gangs stupid!

      • ItGoesDownINtheDM

        in addition MOST of the black on black crime comes from rival gangs hustlers, robbers, mentally ill people etc…… if you dont put yourself in that space you wont get caught in that whirlwind ….. yes innocent bystanders get hit too but thats the sad part it def does happen … but for the most part you live by the gun … you die by it ………. #rt … one thing we can agree on bro lol

      • Magic_Stick

        You can’t possibly be serious Big Dog (Little Brain).

      • Big Dog

        Ok magic stick (no brain)

      • me

        Here’s an idea…..Blacks should stop committing crimes. No crimes, no ‘racial profiling’, no death, and no Black on Black genocide. What an idea….

  • Andy

    Where the hell are the laws the NAACP should be pushing for cities like Chicago? Why is everyone turning a blind eye to all the black on black homocides out there?

    I’m obviously not saying ‘travyon law’ is a bad idea, I think it is a great idea to repel the ridiculous stand your ground law, but why is action only being taken when a Hispanic man shoots an African American in a blurry case where we still don’t know who attacked who, and not when there is pretty much genocide going on in Chicago?

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

      your the one turning a black eye lol this is something they are trying to do for all states to help with all of these situations lol reading is fundamental lol

      • Andy

        How exactly am I turning a black eye? Also I think you need to add a few more ‘lol’s’ to your post.

      • ItGoesDownINtheDM

        your turning a black eye because your screaming about things they are addressing … thus ignoring that your questions have been already answered ………

      • ItGoesDownINtheDM

        but @ the end of the day imo getting rid of syg def wont do anytyhing i dont even think its that serious it aint like syg just got implement a month prior to the trayvon zimmerman situation … i personally think thats a very rare situation … which is why its so mystic in regards to what REALLY happened … it was perfect timing … just a very rare and weird situation … i dont see this happening often because it wasnt happening often prior ……. but we def need to focus on human relations def all races …. we all are killing each other at an alarming rate @ the end of the day

      • Cathy Browning

        “NOT happening prior”??? “A very rare situation”….You gotta be kidding me. Oh, please do some research on this and come back when you find all those cases that apply. You refer to this case as MYSTIC….exactly what does that mean here? This is ridiculous that many of you are in denial of these situations in the past. Man, folks are dying and you are talking about MYSTIC ! Please.

      • Sean Taylor

        SYG had nothing to do with this case.

        As long as the person you’re following doesn’t have a restraining order against you, it’s not illegal to follow someone. And there’s nothing wrong w/ SYG.

        When this fails, I guess the Martins will try to get rid of self defense too…..

      • Big Dog

        SYG may had nothing to do with this case but racial profiling and police misconduct did, if you read the article you will see these laws are more than just SYG.

      • Tony Soprano

        Well if you consider 99% of all interracial rapes are black men against white women well when are we going to do something about that kind of racial profiling.

      • LiquidLanguage

        and 99% of all serial killers and mass shooters are white, so…….

      • dwpittelli

        Actually, 43 of the 61 shooters in mass killings since 1982 have been white. That’s 70%, while white people were 72% of the U.S. population in the last census (and were a higher percentage in previous censuses).

      • me

        Nope. You need to cite your error-filled post. BTW, nice avatar–lol!

      • LiquidLanguage

        excellent! Thanks for your correction, much appreciated.

      • Tony Soprano

        Actually that is a lie.Remember Colin fergusen(black) Lee Malvo(black) Virginia Tech (Korean)Fort Hood(muslim).

      • LiquidLanguage

        Muslim is a race or ethnicity? Sounds like you’re confusing religion with race, though not suprising, given the education system in the country. Go ask a Malaysian person if the fact they are Muslim makes them an Arab or ask a Turk if being a Muslim makes them a Pashtun (an ethnic group in Pakistan and Afghanistan).
        And now to add to your list:
        white male mass shooters since 2008
        Adam Lanza
        Michael Page
        James Holmes
        Ian Stawicki
        Scott Evans Dekraai
        Jared Loughner
        Robert Stewart
        Wesley Neal Higdon
        Steven Kazmierczak
        To be sure, there were other mass shooters during the same time that were not white, such as One L. Goh (Korean), or Eduardo Sencion (Hispanic), but the fact remains the overwhelming majority of mass shooters are white males.

      • Florida cracker

        Maybe these white guys are striking out from frustration at their race being attacked and their culture minimalized by racist groups like the NAACP.

      • Big Dog

        Well if you consider 80% of all rapes on children are white men, when are we going to start racial profiling white males?

      • dwpittelli

        1) Where’d you get the 80% stat?
        2) Most child rape is within a race, and the reporting rates for most crimes are lower among blacks than among whites, so the actual percent is probably somewhat lower than the reported rate.
        3) At any rate, whites are 72% of the population, not much less than the 80% you claim.

      • you didn’t count all the Black women raped by “Massa”

      • Tony Soprano

        I seriously doubt they were raped.Like Tawana Brawley was raped. Or like in the Duke Lacrosse case.

    • Big Dog

      I guess you missed the part of the article that states addressing the “school to prison pipeline.

      • me

        The solution to the “school to prison pipeline” is Blacks to stop committing crime, Black men to raise their children instead of abandoning them, Black families to educate their young, and Black people to take responsibility for their violent culture and to quit blaming everyone and everything else for their dysfunction.

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  • Sean Taylor

    ““We will not rest until Trayvon’s Law is fully implemented in our
    state,” added NAACP Florida State Conference President Adora Obi Nweze”

    SYG is not going anywhere in Florida.

    • Big Dog

      They said the same thing in Florida about those Jim Crow laws.

      • Tony Soprano

        Well you know Jim Crow laws were designed to prevent what happened to Trayvon Martin.

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  • Magic_Stick

    The Trayvon Martin case has become an absurd spectacle. Trayvon was a thug who had it coming. If Zimmerman hadn’t stopped him, he was destined to kill someone else.

  • Jackryanvb

    The NAACP is an anachronism, still pretending it’s the 1950s in Birmingham AL. I live in Chicago, we’ve averaged over 500 murders every year since 1970, the overwhelming majority of murder victims are Black African American males. On average, one Black American male is murdered every day in Chicago – 1 a day. Less than 1% of these murders are done by evil White racists – that’s zero percent!

    Race hustlers like Rev (not) Al, Jessie (never had a real job) Jackson, Eric Holder and the NAACP need to invent fake hate crimes to justify their existence. None of these frauds are doing anything to stop the real murders of Black African American males.

  • James Wentz

    Since Trayvone was shot in 2012, tens of thousands of blacks have been killed by other blacks. Why doesn’t the NAACP address that issue?!? How about the dozens of mob attacks by blacks on whites?

  • Tammy Gaudreault

    Getting rid of stand your ground aka screw it if your husband is literally beating you to death, you’re not allowed to defend yourself. These a-holes don’t realize that stand your ground also helps for domestic abuse and while trying to fight off rapists. Do these jerks not think before they try to push laws?

    • me

      No, they don’t.

  • Jake Black

    Doesn’t the NAACP’s crusade to get rid of stand-your-ground laws show their blatant support for negro thugs. What happened to the advancement of colored people don’t they have any non-thug black people left to advance?

    • me

      It’s easier to find scapegoats than to address your own cultural dysfunctions. Black people are their own worst enemies….

  • Roderick Bateman

    Look at all this anti-whitism. In the 60’s, anti-whites forced ALL and ONLY white countries to bring in millions of non-whites. Then anti-whites forced ALL and ONLY white people to “integrate” or face penalties for being “naziswhowantokill6millionjews.” Now anti-whites are praising and counting down the days till ALL and ONLY white children are minorities and extinct EVERYWHERE. That makes it genocide. “Anti-racist” is a codeword for anti-white. /watch?v=lKDeyuM0-Og

    • me

      Yeah, Blacks will never take responsibility for their own dysfunctional culture. It’s always Whitey’s fault. That’s why the Black communities across this country are committing their own genocide against each other.

      • Roderick Bateman

        Have you heard of White Rabbit Radio or Bob’s Underground Graduate Seminar? If you haven’t you should check us out. We’re a group working to stop white genocide by spreading a mantra. “Anti-racist” is a codeword for anti-white.

      • lmao @ stopping white genocide. you racists run the country and you have more fear than those who are targeted. you make me laugh. Bob can’t save you.

      • Roderick Bateman

        You think there is something funny about white genocide? You are sick. You are anti-white. You support white genocide. “Anti-racist” is a codeword for anti-white.

    • u lost or something? Do you know the fear you posted today (becoming a “minority”) is the reason for the Black holocaust your ancestors erected that continues? You’ve always been a minority on the planet and white genetic annihilation has always been at the root of your racism. (the mission statements of white supremacist groups: preserve the race) That’s why your people have launched a campaign, feeding America a steady diet of racism (blatant or indirectly) since the media existed. You tried to label other people as subhuman and inferior to you so that separatism could be cemented and you would survive. But it only made Black folks the forbidden fruit, which leads to more brown babies. Even when MLK wanted to join hands and live peacefully with you, you rejected that notion b/c you didn’t want to be genetically annihilated. “Now anti-whites praising and counting down the days till ALL and ONLY white children are minorities and extinct EVERYWHERE. That makes it genocide.” Faith without works is dead, fam. Black folks don’t enforce genocide or racism, white racists and white supremacist gov’t does. We’re killed around the clock by police, vigilantes, and our murderers walk free. And yet you still live in fear. Cuz you know all that rah-rah preserve the white race stuff is dying out and people are waking up. FEAR OF A BLACK PLANET. Your biggest fear, next to annihilation, is being treated the way you’ve treated Blacks across the planet, should the power shift back to the hands of the people.

  • Devil Dude

    The oldest civil rights organization is the National Rifle Association, *not* the racist NAACP!

  • Rusty Shackelford

    13 percent of the population is responsible for half of all murders.

  • outlaw pro sports

    NAACP and Obama rats are dying to turn Amerika into Haiti or Zimbabwe or the new 3rd criminal world of South Africa. Over 12,000 black on black gun murderers from the Zimmerman affair until his aquittal.

    You get the feeling the NAACP and Obama are perfectly satisfied with blacks killing off blacks. On a side note it is very odd that all the breakins and jewel thefts suddenly ended with volunteer Zimmerman in self defense shot Martin who was trying to get his gun away.

    Also it does not have to proven that Skittles bags and empty tea cans hold quite a lot of jewels or diamond rings.

    • 84 percent of white murders are done by other whites. Stop w/ the “black on black” narrative. Lets talk about the white riots on Huntington beach. Or all the riots from white mobs burning and looting Black businesses (Tulsa, Oklahoma and many more) Or the man who stripped naked and ran through a bunch of stores, who ended up on top of a car punching through a windshield before police were able to subdue him. Ya’ll believe what you want to believe, and hear what you want to hear. Martin’s fingerprints nowhere on the gun. If he was trying to effectively get his gun away, he’d have gotten a good swipe in, don’t you think? Or u was there that night? Evidence speaks for itself and Trayvon not here to tell his side of the story. I want to see the day when Black neighborhood watch volunteers gun down white kids after dispatch tell em to stand down. Ya’ll would go back to spectacle lynching before sundown. JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON

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  • Black folk, read Isis Papers and understand why they hate you. Just look at all the Chicken Littles beneath me. THE BLACKS ARE COMING! THE BLACKS ARE COMING!

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  • Florida cracker

    This law simply wants to make it safe and legal for black folks to kill white folks, in the name of equality. And, if you aint for equality, then you just be a RACIST.

  • Charlene Young

    Give me a damn break 3 black men just attacked a white man outside a Home Depot with a stolen hammer. Give me a damn break. STOP making everything black and white.

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