Task Force Condemns Fatal Shooting of NYPD Officers and Shooting of Shaneka Thompson
WASHINGTON, DC, December 23, 2014 ―Over the weekend, Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot his former girlfriend Shaneka Thompson in Baltimore before killing two police officers in New York City.
“We are deeply saddened by the tragic shootings of Shaneka Thompson and officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families, their loved ones, the law enforcement community, and the entire city of New York.
“Unfortunately, there are some who are accusing the nationwide protests calling for racial justice and reform in law enforcement for Brinsley’s attacks. This is wrong and does nothing to move our nation toward more justice, peace and solidarity. We join with leaders and communities across the nation in condemning this tragedy while continuing the calls for increased accountability, transparency, and an end to racial profiling by law enforcement agencies.
“Together as a nation, we can and must do more to protect the lives of every individual from violence, discrimination, and murder regardless of who they are. We will continue working toward creating a safe, just, and more equitable society for all and stand in solidarity with those who share this vision.”
–Rev. Darlene Nipper, National LGBTQ Task Force Deputy Executive Director.
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