June 2020 -- Sivan-Tammuz 5780,  Volume 26, Issue 6

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In Solidarity Against Racism

On June 2, The Anti Defamation League {ADL} issued the following statement:

“We are outraged by the events of recent weeks and are devastated by the tragic loss of life. Today, we stand in solidarity with Black and Brown communities in New York and New Jersey and across the country, and join the call for immediate accountability, justice, and action to dismantle systemic racism in America.

 

“Racism is foundational to our country’s history. It taints the country’s application of its laws, values and ideals of justice. It is used to decide who will be heard, who will be free and who will be deserving – of justice, education, health care, mercy, and most tragically, life itself. We have seen its taint historically and we see its taint today in the very institutions we turn to for justice and safety: our courts, police, and government institutions at every level.

 

“While we struggle to find the words to express our sadness, anger and frustration, one thing is certain: silence is not an option. ADL calls for all of the former police officers involved in the murder of George Floyd to be held responsible for their actions, and we call upon the Hennepin County Attorney’s office to act immediately, without further delay, to bring the perpetrators to justice.

 

“ADL NY/NJ will continue to organize, protest and advocate for justice and fair treatment for all, because this work is not optional. You can act by taking a stand in your own community and supporting organizations engaged in this effort.

 

Collectively, we must imagine a country that is better, believe it is attainable, and work together to create it.’’