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Longview NAACP targets neighborhood watch training as part of national initiative

Longview NAACP targets neighborhood watch training as part of national initiative
Michael Cavazos
News
Friday, August 2, 2013 - 8:12am

Spurred by the February 2012 shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, the NAACP announced a sweeping initiative this week to to help prevent similar incidents.

Nationally, the civil rights organization announced it will work to end stand your ground laws and to require across-the-board training on the dangers of racial profiling.

The Longview chapter president said Thursday that under the initiative known as “Trayvon’s Law,” the group will work in East Texas to end racial profiling, to train the city’s crime watch groups and to “dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline.” 

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