Here in Louisiana and across the nation, we continue to grieve and demand justice for the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Modesto Reyes, and the many others whose lives have been cut short by police violence. The brutal and militarized responses by police to protests have exacerbated this pain and anguish, and underscored the need for systemic reforms to end this scourge of police violence.
Amid this national reckoning, it is on all of us to confront and combat the institutionalized racism and white supremacy that pervade every aspect of our society and take a devastating toll on our communities.
The ACLU of Louisiana has been fighting for racial justice and police accountability for decades, and we will not rest until there is an end to racist policing and a fundamental dismantling of institutionalized racism.
Here are some ways we are working here in Louisiana to dismantle white supremacy, defend the right to protest, and build a future where no Black person has to fear being shot and killed by the police.