George Floyd drew his last breath after one police officer knelt on his neck for nine minutes and another taunted “Don’t do drugs, kids” to the gathered crowd.
Breonna Taylor was shot to death in her own bed by Louisville Police in what was a baseless warrant in a drug investigation.
There is no excuse for these unconscionable deaths. Yet time and time again, drugs are used as a justification to target, harass, assault and kill Black people by law enforcement.
Ending the war on drugs is only one piece of dismantling the systemic racism that persists in American society. As mass protests gather strength across the country in response to police violence and racism, we share the grief, outrage, and demand for accountability and justice.
Join us in calling on Congress to take immediate action to stop fatal police killings and violence.