OCA is based in Minnesota. Some of our staff live in Minneapolis.
But even if that weren't the case, we would still ask you to sign this petition. Because injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Injustice—in this case, the obvious cold-blooded murder of a non-violent "suspect"—poisons our society every bit as much as toxic chemicals poison our bodies.
We are incensed, disturbed, outraged and above all, deeply sorry for this man who's life was senselessly stolen, and for the family and friends who mourn his loss.
But as this young man, speaking from the thick of the chaos in Minneapolis says, "If we want change, we all have to change."
In the meantime, delayed justice equals delayed healing. So we stand with all those who demand that the people who killed George Floyd be held accountable, now. And we ask you to stand with them also.