Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay: Evoking MLK, Philando Castile’s shooter “did not act alone”

William ClayI will close with this: a brief teaching from the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the occasion of another needless tragedy, the police killing of civil rights worker Jimmie Lee Jackson by an Alabama State trooper in 1965. In his eulogy, King said: “A State trooper pointed the gun, but he did not act alone. He was murdered by the brutality of every sheriff who practices lawlessness in the name of the law.”

—Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay (D–MO)

On Philando Castile and the Police Training and Independent Review Act of 2017, House Floor, June 27, 2017

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Rep. Thomas Garrett: 22,000 Police Deaths since 1791

Since 1791, greater than 22,000 law enforcement professionals have given their lives in the line of duty–over 70 in a single day in 2001, including 37 from the NYPD and 23 from the Port Authority Police–an average of over 140 a year.

—Rep. Thomas Garrett (R–VA)

Thank you to Law Enforcement Professionals, House Floor, May 17, 2017

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