Have you been thinking about the frequent reports of police brutality or excessive force against mostly Black males throughout the country or even in the Orlando area? Are you concerned about your young sons or daughters being stopped by police in Central Florida and being mistreated? What solutions do you have on the topic?
If you answered yes to one or more of those questions, you may want to attend a Town Hall meeting tomorrow Tuesday, Dec. 15, sponsored by Florida Representative Bruce Antone in Orlando.
The meeting, scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., will be held at Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church.
It’s the second meeting Antone has held like this to come up with some viable solutions to combat excessive force by law enforcement, which he believes is a major concern for minority communities throughout the country. The other meeting was also held in Orlando, along with activist Lawanna Gelzer.
Meetings like this give residents a chance to meet officials responsible for protecting and serving their communities and get clarity of what can be done to resolve issues like this. There may be some updates on what officials have done over the past year.
You may have the best idea, but no one will know about it if you don’t go to the meeting and speak up.
Location for the Town Hall meeting again: Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, 4077 Prince Hall Blvd., Orlando, FL 32811 (off Bruton Boulevard, near John Young Parkway)
For more information, contact Antone’s office at (407) 245-0303.
© Orlando Community News, 2015