United Methodist Women Reiterates the "Call to Stop Criminalizing Communities of Color in the United States"
The killing of unarmed Daunte Wright by a Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, police officer during a misdemeanor traffic stop is the latest in a too-long list of extrajudicial killings of Black people. This tragic event happened as the trial for police officer Derek Chauvin in the extrajudicial killing of George Floyd during an arrest for a misdemeanor offense is underway in nearby Minneapolis. Please read the official statement from the United Methodist Women. Here is the link: https://www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/news/united-methodist-women-reiterates-the-call-to-stop-criminalizing-communities-of-color
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