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At this moment of America’s pain and despair, Madison’s Board of Selectmen wants to unanimously voice its outrage over the actions of the four Minneapolis police officers that resulted in the death of George Floyd. The people of Madison wholeheartedly condemn racism, bigotry, and hate in any form; and stand together with the people of Minneapolis and our nation in mourning over this tragic death.
We hope that our nation’s citizenry will be able to tap the emotional energy triggered by this anguish to re-dedicate our efforts to building an ever more just society.
We embrace and support the rights of all citizens to peacefully protest and express their indignation at the inequities and injustices that continue to persist in our nation. Nevertheless, we strongly condemn unlawful behavior directed against law enforcement officers, as well as the citizens and property which they are sworn to protect.
We also recognize and are grateful for the professionalism of the Madison Police Department, and their continued commitment to work in partnership with all sectors of our community, proudly demonstrating courtesy, integrity, and respect.