Indiana Green Party's Statement on George Floyd's Murder
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - The Indiana Green Party is outraged by the murder of George Floyd. We all heard George Floyd say he could not breathe. We all heard the pleas from bystanders to halt the execution of George Floyd. We all watched George Floyd lose his life as a person who is supposed to protect him kneeled on his neck until he died. With sicking sadness and outrage at the brutal and mindless murder of yet another black American at the hands of the very people we pay to serve and protect the public, the Indiana Green Party condemns the ongoing police brutality and stands in solidarity with protesters across the country.
Anger and the frustration of not being heard or respected have sparked protests across this nation and even into our own state of Indiana. The feelings of despair have merit, and we note the recent murder of George Floyd is part of a larger, systemic problem stemming from the legacy of slavery and the ongoing devaluing of Black and Brown people and communities.
The Indiana Green Party believes that a deep and broad embrace of nonviolence is the only effective way to stop the cycles of violence. Only through solidarity can we breach what divides us and together forge a better future. Peace is only achievable through a willingness to resolve conflict in a civilized manner. We have every right to protest, and we should. But we should protest peacefully. Violence is not found on the path to peace. As Gandhi said, “Nonviolence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of humanity.”
Pluto Brand, Chair
The Green Party strives to live by the values of the Green movement. Everything the Party does is based on the four pillars: Democracy, Ecology, Nonviolence, and Social Justice.
Indiana Green Party