Message sent to Houston News Media and the NY Times – Police Killings

Message sent to Houston News Media and the New York Times:   

The police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has received a lot of national attention, and properly so.   But the six police killings in Houston in the last month have received very little attention locally or nationally. A videotape showed Nicholas Chavez on his knees without a gun when he was killed by HPD officers.   How can that be justified?   Why weren’t the officers involved in Chavez’s killing fired like the officers in Minneapolis?   And why can’t the police in the U.S. do a better job in preventing these killings like we see the police doing in other countries.    What is wrong with Houston?   What is wrong with America? 

David Atwood

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