Task Force Condemns Shooting of Ferguson Officers

WASHINGTON, DC, March 13, 2015 — Yesterday, two officers were shot during a demonstration that took place in Ferguson, Missouri. The shooting comes days after the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released a report revealing racially biased policing by the local Ferguson police.

“The National LGBTQ Task Force joins leaders and communities across the nation in condemning the recent shooting of two Ferguson officers. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families, their loved ones, the law enforcement community, and the entire city of Ferguson, Missouri.

“Violence is never the solution and we must work hard to protect the lives of every individual from violence, discrimination, and murder regardless of who they are. We must also continue to raise our voices against discrimination and demonstrate for increased accountability, transparency, and an end to racial profiling by law enforcement agencies—but in a peaceful and non-violent manner.

“Together, we can create 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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