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2nd District Congressional Candidate on Floyd Murder

BRIGANTINE, NJ -Democratic Congressional candidate Amy Kennedy (2nd District-NJ)issued the following statement today regarding  the alleged murder of George Floyd  by Minneapolis police officer(s). 2020 election

 

“George Floyd was needlessly murdered in the streets of Minneapolis this week.  He was the most recent victim in a seemingly endless string of acts of violence against people of color in America.  This isn’t a time for silence. Silence is acceptance.  It’s a time for all people of conscience to stand up and say enough.  The police officers guilty of this crime need to be investigated and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.  But that’s just a start.  There are moments in history that grab us and demand that we change.  That happened in 1968 and another moment is upon us now.   We have a President and an administration that has encouraged racism, hate groups and has condoned violence.  Leadership matters and we need some new ones in America.  People of color in America in the 21st century need to be able to send their children out without fear that they will be attacked because of the color of their skin.  And they need to know that the people who have sworn to protect and serve them are there to do exactly that.  It’s time to take action, to raise our voices and to stand in solidarity with Americans who bear the burden of injustice.”

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