Supervisor Wasserman Statement on the Death of George Floyd
I strongly condemn the actions of the Minneapolis police that led to George Floyd’s death. The family of George Floyd deserves justice.
I agree with my colleague, Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson, who last week said: “The only way to work towards justice is to replace systemic racism with a society based on equity, and that is what Milwaukee County government is committed to doing.”
Milwaukee’s communities of color have already been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. I urge protesters to be aware of our ongoing public health emergency. Please continue to wear masks and social distance when possible.
Businesses are already suffering from the impacts of COVID-19. We cross a line when we do violence and destroy property and businesses. During this time of high unemployment, putting people out of jobs is not the way forward.
Milwaukee County Executive Crowley said it best: “Using dignity and respect as our guideposts, Milwaukee County will continue to partner with both community and police to provide training, trauma response and mental health care. We will continue to provide racial equity training for all our employees. We will work toward reforming our contracts and policies so that we can address implicit bias and promote equitable practices at all levels of government.”
- Evers Reflects on Year of Pandemic, Protests - Shawn Johnson - Dec 28th, 2020
- The Year of the National Guard - Jenny Peek - Dec 28th, 2020
- Baldwin Questions U.S. Marshall’s Role in Tosa Protests - Isiah Holmes - Dec 19th, 2020
- Op Ed: Vote No on COPS Grant - Markasa Tucker - Dec 18th, 2020
- People’s Revolution Marks 200 Days of Protest - Graham Kilmer - Dec 15th, 2020
- Supervisor Clancy Applauds Activists on 200th Day of Protests - Sup. Ryan Clancy - Dec 14th, 2020
- The “Molotov Cocktail” That Wasn’t - Jeramey Jannene - Oct 23rd, 2020
- City Hall: Police Chief, Alderman Fight Over Use of Canines - Jeramey Jannene - Oct 23rd, 2020
- Will BLM Movement Sway State Voters? - Bridgit Bowden - Oct 20th, 2020
- City Hall: Community Groups Propose Changes - Jeramey Jannene - Oct 19th, 2020
Read more about 2020 Racial Justice Protests here
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Sup. Wasserman has served the residents of the 3rd District since 2016