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15 Apr, 10 tweets, 1 min read
There has been so much tragedy this week alone. We are constantly reminded of the urgent need to reimagine public safety. Policing is inherently violent — by design. It was built upon the foundations of white supremacy. The solution is to invest in our communities.
We will say the names of those who have been taken from us as a result of police violence. Their lives mattered. The pain of their loved ones is real. We won't forget them and we won't stop fighting.
But we shouldn't have to remind folks of their humanity to make the case that they should not have been killed. They should be alive right now.
Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, 20 years young. We say your name. We hold you, your son, and your whole family close.🌹
Matthew Zadok Williams near Decatur, Georgia, only 35. The beloved youngest of 6. We hold your sisters, your family, and loved ones close.🌹
Peyton Ham, just 16 years young, in Leonardtown, Maryland. We say your name. We hold you and your family close.🌹
Miles Jackson in Columbus, Ohio, 27 years young. We say your name. We hold you and your loved ones close.🌹
Adam Toledo in Chicago, only 13 YEARS OLD. A KID. We hold you and your loved ones close.🌹
Innes Lee Jr. in Cleveland, Ohio. 25 years old, whose fate was decided by a police officer in the street. We hold your family close.🌹

Demand justice today and every day.
We won't stop.

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