Sarah Riggs Amico Calls for Immediate Policing Reform in Wake of Killing of George Floyd

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

ATLANTA, GA:  In response to the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on Monday, Sarah Riggs Amico, candidate for US Senate, released the following statement:

“George Floyd should be alive. Firings will not bring him back. Arrests will not bring him back. True justice is ensuring he is not just another name in a long list of victims. The only justice that can be obtained is to make him the last.

Too many Black lives have been lost at the hands of those who are sworn to protect and serve. When death at the hands of a police officer is a daily fear for Black Americans, fundamental legal and societal change is needed. Accountability cannot be reserved merely for those who are caught on camera taking another human life.

If we truly value the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all Americans, we need to overhaul the nation’s broken criminal justice system. We need to act on the policing reforms called for — five years ago — by President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. We need comprehensive change at the federal, state and local levels that protects the lives of the citizens we serve, and holds accountable those who fail to do so. Leaders will be judged by their actions, not words. And it is past time to act.”

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