COMMUNITY SUPPORTS SUPREME COURT DECISION IN TOLAN CASE

Jo-Carolyn Goode | 5/12/2014, 4:50 p.m.
With this week’s historic unanimous ruling handed down by the U. S. Supreme Court ordering the 5th Circuit Court of ...
Robbie Tolan

(Houston, TX)…….With this week’s historic unanimous ruling handed down by the U. S. Supreme Court ordering the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to revisit the Robbie Tolan case, community leaders and civil rights organizations are supportive of the decision. Tolan was shot on New Year’s Eve in his driveway in 2008 by a Bellaire police officer. A civil lawsuit was later filed and went before the Supreme Court. The greater significance of this ruling is that it has been over 10 years since the Supreme Court has overturned a lower court decision.

A cross section of local and national community leaders, organizations and elected officials will host a press conference with the Tolan Family to demonstrate their support and outrage over the continual shootings and killings of African American males across the country and how these incidents are a part of a greater civil rights injustice.

WHAT: COMMUNITY SUPPORT PRESS CONFERENCE

WHEN: Monday, May 12, 2014

10:30 AM

WHERE: The Power Center

12401 S. Post Oak Rd.

Houston, TX 77045

WHO: The Robbie Tolan Family

Attorney Benjamin Crump (Trayvon Martin Family Attorney)

Pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell, Windsor Village UMC

Thomas Burrell – Pres. Black Farmers/Agriculturalists Assoc.

Dr. Reginald Lillie– Pres. of Houston Branch of NAACP

Judson Robinson- Pres./CEO of Houston Area Urban League

Bishop James Dixon, Community of Faith

Bishop David Allen Hall, Church of God in Christ

Rev. Willie Davis, McGregor Palm Baptist Church

Rev. Ralph West, Church Without Walls

Dr. Dana Carson, The R.O.C.K. World International Church

Minister Robert Muhammad, Nation of Islam

Pastor Eddie Deckard, Greenhouse International Church

Rev. Robert Gilmore, Real Urban Counselors

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee

Congressman Al Green

Councilmember Larry Green

Councilmember Dwight Boykins

Travis McGee, Sunnyside/South Park Civic Assoc.

Dr. Carolyn Evans Shabazz

Dr. Davetta Daniels

Dr. Ruth Hoffman-Lach

Loretta Brock, Awakening 911

Deric Muhammad

Other Community Leaders

For more information, visit robbietolan.files.wordpress.com