Attorney General Phil Weiser statement regarding protests related to the death of George Floyd
May 29, 2020 (DENVER, Colo.) – Attorney General Phil Weiser today released the following statement regarding protests related to the death of George Floyd:
“The last few weeks have again provided a window into what it means to be a person of color in America. The pain, frustration, and anger that many people feel from George Floyd’s death is understandable and justified. We are once again mourning the death of a young African-American man who died at the hands of the police. Hearing his story and mourning his loss should inspire us to come together, to do better.
“Our challenge now is how to both process and channel our emotions as we move forward. The path for making George Floyd’s memory a call to reform and renewal is through listening to each other and caring for one another, while advocating for change and engaging in peaceful protest. Together, this work can be done with the goal of improving our communities, our cities, and each other, rather than causing harm, injury, or greater loss.
“Dr. Martin Luther King said: ‘An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’ This teaching remains a clarion call to all of us. As Coloradans, we must come together and resolve to do better. We can and will achieve change, leading to healing and justice for all.”
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