National LGBTQ Task Force Executive Director Rea Carey has released the following no-nonsense statement on the ridiculous decision in the Freddie Gray case that acquitted an officer of any wrongdoing:
Our thoughts and prayers are with Freddie Gray's family, friends and community. Police-related killings of young black men have become a regular occurrence across our nation. The frequency of police violence underscores the urgency of reform. We must intensify our efforts to reform policing and the broken criminal justice system, which disproportionately targets and harms black people. Together we can and must create a nation that truly delivers freedom, justice, and equality for all.
I'm heartened when gay groups speak out on issues of injustice that are not gay-specific, just as I am when black groups and leaders speak up for gay rights. There is plenty of crossover. Sappy but, we're all in this together.
Except the Libertarians, who need to get off my goddamn roads.