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Statement of the California District Attorneys Association Condemning Racism and Bigotry

Post Date:06/01/2020 8:57 AM

The District Attorneys of the California District Attorneys Association strongly condemn racism and bigotry wherever it exists, in any form, in any uniform, by any perpetrator. We recognize that we have the profound duty and responsibility to use our extraordinary power in our respective offices to dismantle generations of inequity and to, with courage, continue to build systems of justice that represent a new way forward. A new day. A new hope.

There is nothing more central to our principles as District Attorneys than the sanctity and uniqueness of human life and our duty and privilege to stand with the voiceless in the pursuit of justice. California’s District Attorneys stand united in our condemnation of unchecked and cruel brutality.

On behalf of our 3,300 prosecutor members who have taken an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California, we offer our most sorrowful condolences to the family and colleagues of Mr. George Floyd and to the communities across this country so deeply wounded and suffering. We stand in quiet solidarity with the men and women of Minneapolis in their fervent efforts to forge a path to peace and justice.

Mr. George Floyd. As a poignant reminder of his senseless loss, we will continue our important work, alongside other leaders, to bring an end to the racial inequity, bigotry, and racism that has demeaned our justice system. As leaders in our communities and in honor of the legacy of George Floyd, our continued commitment is unwavering.

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