Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson Brings Mothers and Families of Murdered Children to the Nation’s Capital for the Congressional Black Caucus “My Brother’s Keeper” Town Hall Meeting
Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson Brings Mothers and Families of Murdered Children to the Nation’s Capital for the Congressional Black Caucus “My Brother’s Keeper” Town Hall Meeting — Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24), chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus “My Brother’s Keeper” Task Force, recently brought together, for the first time in the nation’s capital, mothers and family members of murdered children for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation My Brother’s Keeper town hall meeting on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Rev. Al Sharpton, host of MSNBC’s Politics Nation, served as moderator. Broderick Johnson and Jim Shelton, co-chairs of the White House “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, served as panelists. The families of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Sean Bell and Eviton Brown participated in a series of panel discussions along with law enforcement officials, educators, community leaders, clergy and other stakeholders. Marian Tolan, mother of Robbie Tolan who was shot outside his home by a Bellaire, Texas police officer after he and his family feels he was racially profiled. Just recently, a U.S. Supreme Court Justices—in a unanimous decision—ordered the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a lawsuit filed by Robbie Tolan. Texas. Tolan says the ruling means he will have a chance to argue before a jury that Sgt. Jeffrey Cotton, a white officer, racially profiled him and mistreated Tolan’s family because of their races. It’s a claim that Tolan, the son of former major league baseball player, Bobby Tolan, and his family fiercely support. Queen Brown, lives in Miami. Her son Eviton Brown was shot and killed by someone targeting her nephew. Eviton was with his cousin when he was shot and killed a few years ago. His mother started a support group and travels around the country speaking about violence and the murders of Black boys and men. Sabrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin. Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson Congresswoman; Shelia Jackosn-Lee (Texas); Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner, who was choked to death by a NYC police officer; Valerie Bell, mother of Sean Bell, shot and killed by New York police officers a day before his wedding and Lesley McSpadden, mother of 18 year old Michael Brown who was recently shot and killed by white police officer in Ferguson, MO.