Letter for Afro-from the Randallstown NAACP on the Capitol unrest.

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The Randallstown NAACP vehemently condemns the violent and criminal acts at the U.S. Capitol. 

In an effort to support our community, and provide a safe environment free of inequality, Randallstown NAACP is committed to maintaining a strong partnership with our community. The key to reinforcing our support is open communication. For this, we would like to address the events that took place in our Nation’s Capital. 

The Randallstown NAACP vehemently condemns the violent and criminal acts at the U.S. Capitol yesterday. This was a sad day for America. The outrage that took place during the federal electoral vote count was surreal and unjust. But, it wasn’t just the acts of the rioters that was criminal, it was also the behavior of the Capitol police. African Americans protestors are often tear gassed, water hosed and beaten for lesser offenses than what we saw on display at the Capitol. The stark difference with how white rioters were treated at the people’s house is outrageous. White Privilege is real and must be dismantled!

The greatness of our nation comes from our commitment to the rule of law. To effectively progress, we must have law and order on our streets and in our communities. It was the responsibility of the Capitol Police to be prepared and to halt the violence. 

I want to thank the Honorable Mayor Bowser, MPD Chief Contee, Maryland State Police and other law enforcement entities for restoring order at the U. S. Capitol. Accountability for these insurrections must be addressed and we will demand a response. 

Regards,
Ryan Coleman
President, Randallstown NAACP