CHC says George Floyd death shows 'tiny fraction' of what people of color confront in their daily lives
Added 05-30-20 06:57:02pm EST - “Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairman Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) condemned the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was killed this week by Minneapolis police.” - Thehill.com
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Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairman Joaquin CastroJoaquin CastroJulián Castro launches PAC to support progressive candidates Minority lawmakers gain unprecedented clout amid pandemic The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden leads Trump by 6 points in new poll MORE (D-Texas) condemned the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was killed this week by Minneapolis police.
"America witnessed a murder this week," Castro said in a statement Saturday. "Floyd was killed by a white police officer after a knee was pressed to the back of his neck for nearly nine minutes as three other officers, all sworn to protect and serve, did nothing to save him."
Castro added, "This injustice is not the case of a few bad cops, but a completely broken police system that disproportionately kills African Americans and Latinos. We must remember that the videotaping of this horrific incident shows yet a tiny fraction of the police brutality confronted every day by people of color."
"Racial disparity exists in every aspect of American society from wealth and health to employment and housing to the ability to watch birds in the park or go for a run in the neighborhood," he said.
Floyd's death has sparked major civil unrest not only in Minneapolis but across the country's big cities.
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