The horrific murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis by a white police officer as three others assisted or stood by, exemplifies yet again the need for justice and fundamental changes to policing in this country. Race should never be a factor when enforcing the law but all too often, that is not the reality. Our aspirations of reaching full racial equality have taken a devastating blow and people are angry. It will take resolve and inclusive collaboration to bring change. During this time of protest and pandemic, we must support and uplift one another. Angelenos, let’s lead by example, and show the country and the world that we can come together, listen, and make real change. Everyone deserves a more fair, more just, more equitable America.
Hope and Faith in the Face of Tragedy