Mitchell Responds to LAPD Chief Moore

Senator Holly J. Mitchell responds to LAPD Chief Michel Moore after his remarks relating the actions of protestors to the murder of George Floyd.

“Black people make up only 13 percent of the total United States population, yet we are killed by police at more than twice the rate of white Americans. To my fellow Angelenos and residents of the 30th Senate District, I want you to know that we have every right to be outraged and that our voices deserve to be heard and not hijacked by outside agitators nor by a police chief who infers that our actions can be compared to the murders we have witnessed and experienced. These type of distractions want to turn this discussion away from the main point – which is ending structural racism. Even though the root causes for the uprisings in ’65 and ’92 remain the same now, our tools and how we organize are evolving. This sustains my hope and reminds me of the words by Sam Cooke, that a ‘change is gonna come’ and we will lead it.”

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