Muslim civil rights group calls for release of detained protesters, law enforcement transparency
(HOUSTON, TX, 6/2/2020) – Later today, the Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will join Black Lives Matter: Houston for its “Justice 4 George Floyd” march to City Hall. March begins at 3 p.m. at Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney Street.
CAIR-Houston also joins local activists and coalition groups in monitoring and calling for full disclosure and reform in light of recent concerning reports of law enforcement misconduct. In partnership with coalition groups, CAIR-Houston is aiding in providing free legal support services to victims of police brutality, official misconduct, and wrongful arrest while peacefully protesting.
CAIR-Houston is also investigating, monitoring and supporting protesters that have been arrested while peacefully protesting in recent Houston marches and calls for the Houston Police Department to release them as soon as possible on personal recognizance bonds, practice safety measures and health protocols according to CDC guidelines during COVID-19 pandemic for those in custody.
In a statement, CAIR-Houston President and Chairman of Board of Directors John Floyd, Attorney, said:
“We stand in strong support for, solidarity with and commitment to our African-American brothers and sisters, especially to families who have lost loved ones to police violence. We are heartbroken over the recent murders and the Muslim community of Houston stands in solidarity and unites in its condemnation of the recent killings of George Floyd, Yassin Mohammed, Ahmed Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and the senseless killings of countless other unarmed and innocent African-Americans — including those in Houston. We join our activist community in calling for transparency, investigations and full disclosure from our Houston Police Department.”
He encouraged anyone who is a witness or victim of hate and discrimination to report it immediately to the authorities and to contact CAIR-Houston for support at 713-838-2247 or at our website: https://cairhouston.com/get-help-now/
In past weeks, CAIR has condemned several hate incidents.
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CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.
CONTACT: CAIR-Houston President and Chairman of Board of Directors, John Floyd, Attorney. email@example.com 713.224.0101, Communications and Program Coordinator Ambreen Hernandez firstname.lastname@example.org, 973.495.0976