After the killing of Mike Brown, 18, an unarmed young Black man in August of 2014 by Darren Wilson a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, his mother and father are advocating for passage of a nationwide law they call the "Mike Brown Law" which would sign into law, and set aside funds to require all state,county, and local police, to wear a camera. The day after hundreds of Houstonians took to the streets of Third Ward in solidarity with the citizens of Ferguson, Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland announced his support of the measure. (Click here for the story.) With Houston facing a gap in excess of $142 million for the 2016 fiscal year (Click here for the Houston Chronicle article) we know this implementation will be an uphill battle.
How we'll do it:
Join us as we work towards passage of a resolution that includes commitment from the Mayor and city council to allocate funds for the the Mike Brown Law in the 2016 fiscal year and beyond. We'll gather support amongst ourselves, allies and other community leaders before we take this to city hall for passage.