Sup. Marcelia Nicholson
Press Release

Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson Announces Call to Action Regarding Recent Unarmed Victims of Police Shootings

Black Men in Milwaukee County Are At Risk; We Must Act Now

By - Jul 7th, 2016 03:10 pm

As a woman of color, a sister of two black men, the daughter of a black father, and a future mother, I am calling on our community to come together to stop the violence our innocent black men are experiencing at the hands of police. It is astonishing that these injustices continue to occur at the hands of those in place to protect and keep us safe.

This week, within a 36-hour timespan, two unarmed black men were gunned down by overzealous police. These premature deaths add to the already high number of unarmed black people killed this year. With each death, families and communities across the nation are thrust into mourning, rage and contempt at the repeated slaughter of their sons, brothers, and fathers.

Here at home, we have mourned over the deaths of Tony Robinson and Dontre Hamilton, and still struggle with disbelief as violence and injustice against the black community continues. We open our newspapers, turn on our TVs and cell phones just to see another black man, another name, another video, another murder swarming our headlines and news feeds. It is past time for us to demand an end to this violence and come together to find solutions that support and protect our hurting communities.

In the coming weeks, I will join elected officials and community leaders across Milwaukee County to work to end the violence this racial plague has brought into our communities. There is much work to be done, and we will only succeed by coming together, standing strong, and putting our demands for justice into action.

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4 thoughts on “Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson Announces Call to Action Regarding Recent Unarmed Victims of Police Shootings”

  1. AG says:

    Are we going to a see a press release from Sup. Nicholson regarding the worst loss of life of law enforcement officers since 9/11?

  2. Vincent Hanna says:

    Sure AG as soon as Bob Donovan issues a press release condemning police killing black men. I’m sure you are also outraged by that.

  3. Andy says:

    All innocent lives lost are an outrage….

  4. Vincent Hanna says:

    That sounds nice and all, and yet many totally ignored the Louisiana and Minnesota killings but immediately issued a press release regarding Dallas.

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