Trayvon Martin Act

No Community Party Hartford News column this week, due to a special education edition of the newspaper. This week we’ll share the video from the March 20, 2015 Connecticut General Assembly Judiciary Committee public hearing.

Rep. Matt Ritter’s racial profiling bill, which included  CP’s Trayvon Martin Act traffic stop receipt amendment, was debated during the hearing. Committee member Rep. Bruce Morris revealed that he had been racially profiled days earlier, and urged the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association to support the receipt provision. Other urban lawmakers, including Sen. Gary Winfield, challenged the police during an at times heated exchange. Mary Sanders, who wrote the Trayvon Martin Act bill language, testified at the hearing.

The Trayvon Martin Act is a part of the Community Party’s 2016 legislative package.




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