More Than 100 US Black Congressional Staffers Stage Walkout Over Police Killings

Can this ever happen in Nigeria, we are just thinking aloud to ourselves here!

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More than a hundred black congressional staffers walked off their jobs Thursday afternoon to protest recent grand jury decisions in Eric Garner New York City killing and that of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, where no indictments were handed down for white police officers involved in the deaths of unarmed black men this summer. The decisions sparked major protests across the country and reignited national debate over race relations.

According to Aljazeera, a group of mostly African-American congressional staffers estimated to be about 150 gathered on the steps of the Capitol Building shortly after 3:30 p.m. to serve as what Senate Chaplain Barry Black described as a “voice for the voiceless.”

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 “Today as people throughout the nation protest for justice in our land, forgive us when we have failed to lift our voices for those who couldn’t speak or breathe for themselves,” he prayed.

“May we not forget that in our national history injustice has often been maintained because good people failed to promptly act,” he continued. “Lord, comfort those who mourn, who know the pain of loss, the anguish of grief and the futility of despair.”

 

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