Councilmen Wear Hoodies To Council Meeting To Raise Awareness About Racial Profiling

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 4:50pm

Two Lafayette City Parish Councilmen wore hoodies to last night's meeting.

Councilmen Kenneth Boudreaux and Brandon Shelvin say they wore hoodies to raise awareness about racial profiling.

This as people are taking part in demonstrations across the country over the death of Trayvon Martin a black teenager who was shot and killed by a Neighborhood Watch captain in Sanford Florida.

" What i now know is that lafayette is in the condition it is in because of the minute thinking of individuals today. but we're losing perspective on that, thinking that someone is trying to make a political statement. people we've got to cut that out, i've always said Lafayette is good, and Lafayette would never become great until we can take down the divisions and walls that exist, where people could start living and functioning together in one accord."

Boudreaux and Shelvin say their intention was to raise awareness of stereotypes and stopping the profiling to make Lafayette a better community for everybody.

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