- Jul 4, 2020
Utilizing personal stories from his interactions with the New York Police Department, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said in a newspaper column that the city’s police officers deserve better treatment and broad support on the job.
Four police officers have been arrested over the deaths in custody of a father and son who were detained for keeping their mobile phone shop open during coronavirus lockdown in southern India, police said Thursday.
While America grapples with racism and bigotry and other social ills, Washington Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory said people must reach out to one another, learn about others different from themselves and rediscover that all religions teach that hatred is wrong.
A full month of protests around the United States and the world is evidence that “many people are hungry to end the moral pandemic of systemic, interlocking injustices … many people aspire to heal the nation and expand the quest for democracy, human freedom, and human dignity.”
As solidarity around the death of George Floyd and police brutality in America grows, young people all over the world continue to join together, their efforts for social justice arguably a spiritual mission.
The calls to “abolish the police” did not begin with the May 25 killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Instead, they simply picked up steam.