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THE MORE IMPORTANT DURING A TIME
OF CRISIS.
I BELIEVE IN MINNEAPOLIS I LOVE
MINNEAPOLIS.
AND IN BELIEVING IN OUR CITY, WE
MUST BELIEVE THAT WE CAN BE
BETTER THAN WE HAVE BEEN.
WE MUST CONFRONT OUR
SHORTCOMINGS WITH BOTH HUMILITY
AS WELL AS HOPE.
WE MUST RESTORE THE PEACE SO
THAT WE CAN DO THIS HARD WORK
TOGETHER.
I WANT TO KNOW WHAT GEORGE’S
GIRLFRIEND COURTNEY SAID ABOUT
GEORGE.
HE WAS ALL ABOUT LOVE AND ALL
ABOUT PEACE.
HE DID NOT RECEIVE THAT LOVE AND
THAT PEACE FROM OUR OFFICERS ON
THE NIGHT OF MAY 25th.
BUT WE CAN STILL HONOR HIM BY
PRACTICING THOSE VALUES DURING A
TIME OF GREAT STRIFE.
THAT IS THE TASK AHEAD OF US.
AND AT THIS TIME WHEN ONE CRISIS
IS SANDWICHED AGAINST ANOTHER,
THIS COULD BE THE MARKER.
THIS COULD BE A POINT IN TIME
WHEN SEVERAL YEARS FROM NOW WE
CAN LOOK BACK TO KNOW THAT WE
ROSE TO RIGHT THE WRONGS OF THE
PAST.
NOT JUST WITH RECORDS BUT WITH
ACTION.
WE WILL BE WORKING WITH
COMMUNITY.
WE NEED TO BE WORKING WITH
COMMUNITY TO SORT THROUGH THOSE
SET OF ACTION STEPS.
TIME WHERE WE PICKED UP THE
RUBBLE, A TIME WHERE WE PICKED
UP THE RUBBLE, THE GLASS, AND
FOUND PEACE IN OUR HEARTS.
NOT AN IGNORANT PEACE, BUT AN
AWAKENED ONE, WHERE WE CAN TRULY
MAKE CHANGE POSSIBLE.
SO IN THE COMING DAYS WE WILL
HAVE AN ALL-OUT EFFORT TO REPORT
PEACE AND SECURITY IN OUR CITY.
I HAVE AUTHORIZED A UNIFIED
COMMAND STRUCTURE THAT ALLOWS
OUR CHIEF ARRADONDO TO UTILIZE
RESOURCES PERSONNEL FROM OTHER
JURISDICTIONS.
WE’VE REQUESTED ASSISTANCE FROM
THE STATE, AND WE’RE THANKFUL TO
THE GOVERNOR FOR THE SUPPORT AS
WELL AS FROM THE STATE PATROL.
THIS WORK IS ABOUT PROTECTING
THE COMMUNITY.
THIS WORK IS ABOUT PROTECTING
INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDED TO GET
THROUGH THIS PANDEMIC TOGETHER.
OUR COMMUNITIES NEED THESE
ASSETS.
ESPECIALLY DURING A PANDEMIC,
OUR COMMUNITIES NEED GROCERY
STORES FOR FOOD, WE NEED BANKS
FOR CASH.
WE NEED PHARMACIES FOR NEEDED
MEDICATION.
LET’S HOLD THESE COMMUNITIES
DEAR BY DOING RIGHT BY THEM AND
BY SAFEGUARDING THEM.
AND THESE COMMUNITY ASSETS WE
KNOW THEY NEED, ESPECIALLY
DURING A PANDEMIC.
WE NEED TO OFFER RADICAL LOVE
AND COMPASSION THAT WE ALL HAVE

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