Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Ilhan Omar (MN-05) today introduced a resolution condemning police brutality, racial profiling, and the excessive use of force. The resolution comes days after the murder of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis. The ACLU of Massachusetts has signed on as an endorsing organization.
Carol Rose, executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, released the following statement:
"The ACLU of Massachusetts strongly supports the resolution put forth by Representatives Ayanna Pressley and Ilhan Omar, condemning all acts of police brutality and the use of excessive and militarized force. Black people should not have to live in fear of being killed by police, yet the recent killings of George Floyd and others show how little our government has done to prevent officers from taking Black lives. This resolution reflects the dire need for drastic and swift policy change."