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Borough Council Statement Regarding the Death of George Floyd


BE IT DECLARED,

Collegeville extends its sincere condolences to the family, friends, and supporters of Mr. George Floyd. The unlawful killing of Mr. Floyd while he was in police custody has acted as a touchstone for the frustration and anger about the daily insults and violence of racism in our nation, and the reality that not all persons are afforded equal protection under the law. We stand in solidarity against police brutality and against racism. Racism is a plague on our nation, and it is one that we must fight to overcome in politics, in the workplace, in our schools and universities, on our streets, and in our homes.

We are all created equal – every one of us. We may not have the same beliefs, the same access to resources or the same values, but we are all equally important as humans.

This country is comprised of people from every corner of our Earth; this mixture of culture and experience is what makes us so vibrant, eclectic, and innovative as a nation. But racism has plagued us from our very beginnings. The United States has suffered because of racism at every step along our path; and we have suffered because of it for long enough. It is time to put this scourge behind us and come together to work on healing our wounds and ensuring liberty and justice for all.

DECLARED AND ADOPTED BY COLLEGEVILLE BOROUGH COUNCIL this 3rd day of June 2020.

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