Today, I saw that yet another unarmed black man was killed—by a reckless Minneapolis officer who pierced his neck with his knee until he lost consciousness and later died.

These black men are fathers, sons, our brothers who deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.

My heart is with the family and loved ones of #GeorgeFloyd who is among the countless men and women killed during police encounters every year.

Despite the swift termination of the officers involved in this latest incident, Floyd’s family deserves justice. As we seek charges and an indictment, we need to send a clear message that such reprehensible behavior must be punished in order to discourage its pervasiveness in our society.