Police brutality has been an epidemic nationwide long before the inception of our organization (1979), but yet in 2020 we will still see many of our fellow citizens being treated unjustly.

Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity, Inc. represents the underrepresented communities of our nation and we stand against any oppression towards our people. We are asking the Minnesota Bureau of Apprehension and/or The Federal Bureau of Investigation should hold a formal investigation against all involved in the death George Floyd and to make the necessary charges

Our hearts are heavy and overwhelmed because we have watched 3 cases in three months where the lives of black people were taken at the hands of institutions that are sworn to protect us Whether it’s Kentucky, Minnesota, Georgia, or New York, there is a lack of civilian oversight and accountability at law enforcement agencies across the country. No parent should have to pay their final respects to their child. No child should grow without a parent because of an unjust action. We want justice for Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd.

In unity, we ask our brothers to stand strong in their morals and beliefs. As a collective, we have the power to be the change we seek. We are committed to doing our part to eradicating racism, and with that will come a time of deep reflection and communication about our own implicit bias. We hope to hear from our brothers who are impacted as well as set up forums to learn tangible ways to take action, not only through digital letters expressing our protest. We will be working together to build a deeper engagement plan that offers opportunities to educate and motivate our brothers toward electoral action and learn de-escalation tactics to avoid instances of escalating violence in our communities.

Our zip code and income should not determine our likelihood of receiving courtesy, professionalism, and respect never mind justice.

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