During the last day of the National Action Network’s conference in Washington, D.C., audience members, youth activists and victims of violence told stories of gun violence at the hands of police, and brainstormed solutions to the perennial problem.
The roundtable discussion, entitled “Measuring the Movement,” was hosted by Rev. Al Sharpton and taped live for TV One. Panelists included youth members and representatives from the Congressional Black Caucus.
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Sharpton began the program by showing segments of his one-on-one interview with Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, parents of Trayvon Martin, conducted on April 11, right after George Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder.
Audience members cheered as Martin’s parents spoke in measured tones about continuing the struggle despite Zimmerman’s arrest in working to repeal Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. Their lawyer, Benjamin Crump, expressed confidence in State’s Attorney Angela Corey toughness.
She will be indefatigable in her efforts,” Crump said.