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"When there is injustice, especially systemic injustice, as a society we must all stand together and acknowledge wrongdoing and demand accountability. The senseless murder of George Floyd has galvanized a nation to rise up to demand justice in America.

"I stand in solidarity with the peaceful demonstration in Detroit today that is co-sponsored by the Neighborhood Defender Service of Detroit, the State Appellate Defender Office, the National Lawyers Guild - Detroit & Michigan Chapters, Detroit Justice Center, National Conference of Black Lawyers, and Wayne County Criminal Defense Bar Association.

"These important groups of lawyers have dedicated their entire professional careers and services to ensure that Black lives matter, and to ensure equal rights for all under the law. Peaceful protests are an essential part of democracy, it must be welcomed and respected."