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April 20, 2021 Diana Robertson, Communications
THE NAACP PENNSYLVANIA STATE CONFERENCE
ACKNOWLEDGES THIS DAY OF RECKONING
When a Black person has been unjustly treated by law enforcement, the cry for justice has been loud and clear. However, in the case of George Perry Floyd, Jr., it was louder than ever from the entire world. “On this day, justice prevailed. The verdict of guilty on all three charges represents a strong message that imparts accountability for the horrific actions of police officer Derek Chauvin”, states President Kenneth Huston.
Unfortunately, this tragedy cost George Floyd his life, but the outcry of humanity spoke to the hearts of the jurors to be courageous enough to respond with a demand for justice. Since the murder of George Floyd, far too many others have fallen to the inappropriate misconduct of police officers. Excessive force must cease. Accountability of law enforcement is a must. Black lives do matter!
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. The Pennsylvania State Conference was established in 1934 and pursues the same mission throughout the Commonwealth.