The news is out: [ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren ordered the immediate suspension of seven police officers involved in the death of Daniel Prude. She also rebuked Police Chief La’Ron Singletary for his handling of the case, including a failure to inform her of the full details of the March 23 incident until early August.
The actions were announced at a press conference late Thursday afternoon. The steps came hours after members of City Council sent her a letter calling for stronger actions in response to Prude’s death.
“The only way we can confront systemic racism in our city is to face it head-on,” Warren said. “There cannot be a justice system for white people and a justice system for Black people.”
She also accepted the blame for the city’s lack of transparency regarding the case.]
Sue the terrorism and white supremacy out of the cops. One way or another, this lynching must stop.