NIPNLG: We Will See True Justice for George Floyd when the Racist Carceral and Policing Systems are Abolished
For Immediate Release
April 21, 2021
Arianna Rosales, firstname.lastname@example.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following the verdict in the George Floyd murder trial, the National Immigration Project (NIPNLG) issued the following statement:
Almost one year ago, people from every corner of the country took to the streets to demand justice for George Floyd after witnessing his murder by a Minneapolis police officer. Today, as former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty, we acknowledge that while accountability is critical, it is only a small step in the long fight for justice.
We will see justice when our systems are transformed so that Black and Brown people can live without fear and can thrive — and we will keep fighting until that day comes.
George Floyd — and so many others — should be here today. We stand with his family and community as they continue to mourn his absence. We stand in solidarity with Black organizers and uplift their demands to defund and abolish this country’s racist and unjust policing and carceral systems and to reinvest in our communities.
We will see justice when we abolish the police and other enforcement agencies, like ICE and CBP, that target and harm Black and Brown community members. We will see justice when we divest from the racist carceral system that keeps so many from their families and communities. We will see justice when our systems are transformed so that Black and Brown people can live without fear and can thrive — and we will keep fighting until that day comes.
The National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (NIPNLG) is a national non-profit organization that provides technical assistance and support to community-based immigrant organizations, legal practitioners, and all advocates seeking and working to advance the rights of noncitizens. NIPNLG utilizes impact litigation, advocacy, and public education to pursue its mission. Learn more at nipnlg.org. Follow NIPNLG on social media: National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild on Facebook, @NIPNLG on Twitter.