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.”

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