NEW YORK URBAN LEAGUE STATEMENT ON BATON ROUGE SHOOTING
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 19, 2016
Contact: Alain Robert
212-926-8000 ext 115
NEW YORK URBAN LEAGUE STATEMENT ON BATON ROUGE SHOOTING:
New York, NY— In an unfortunate series of events, the New York Urban League has to express its condolences once more to the Baton Rouge community. Three officers were tragically lost on Sunday when a lone gunman opened fired killing three and wounding several others. The New York Urban League wants to unequivocally state that although there are desperate reforms needed in police accountability- violence cannot and will not ever be the means in which to achieve those ends. We stand with the rest of the civil rights community in condemning this senseless attack on innocent officers.
July has been a tumultuous month for our nation and has opened up a national dialogue on race, policing and how different communities are treated. It is up to each and every one of us to personally be moved to action. The New York Urban League has created a ten point plan for how each citizen can create change for their community.
It is our hope that the tragedies that have occurred will prompt state and federal authorities to seriously evaluate gun control and create legislation that will ensure safety for all. Violence is violence and enough is enough.