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Sister Of Officer Killed Amid Protests: Where Is The Outrage For A Fallen Black Officer?

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Angela Underwood-Jacobs, the sister of a federal officer who was killed last month in a drive-by shooting in California, told lawmakers at a hearing on Wednesday that she wanted to help the nation “navigate the righteous path to equality, freedom and nonviolent systemic change.”

"The actions of a few are dividing us as a nation," Jacobs said of Floyd's death. "We will never solve generational systemic injustice with looting burning, destruction of property and killing in the name of justice."

"Police brutality of any kind should not be condoned, however, it is blatantly wrong to create an excuse out of discrimination and disparity to loot and burn our communities, to kill our officers of the law."


"When those in a position of authority choose to abuse their power, that is a very definition of oppression. And when innocent people are harmed in the name of justice, no one prevails. We all lose," she added.

"It is a ridiculous solution to claim that defunding police departments is the solution to police brutality and discrimination because it's not a solution. It gets us nowhere as a nation and removes the safety net protection that every citizen deserves from their communities elected officials," she also said.

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