The Detroit Branch NAACP held its bi-monthly Allies, Issues, and Action meeting entitled, “Trayvon Martin Continuing the Conversation”. In the weeks since the murder of Trayvon Martin, evidence of investigative mishaps, and unfortunate circumstances surrounding Trayvon’s killing have shaken us to the core. It was imperative and incumbent upon the Detroit Branch NAACP to continue the conversation about Trayvon’s untimely death but also to make it relative to our community.
In today’s discussion, we talked about the proper procedure for a police officer, patrol officer, or security guard in that situation. We also discussed what a civilian should do in that
situation. For us, its not only about justice for Trayvon but its also about educating our youth and all citizens how to avoid this same situation. The discussion was enlightening, intriguing, inspirational and very informative.
Our two guest speakers for today were, Rashid Baydoun, Executive Director of the Arab American Civil Rights League and Dale Brown, Director of Operations for Threat Management Center. Dale Brown, an expert in Threat Management went over what a civilian should and should not do in that situation. Mr. Beydoun discussed improving relationships between African and Arab Americans throughout the state of Michigan and the unfortunate upsurge of violence and discrimination against minority groups across this country.