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For Immediate Release

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Statement by Lee Saunders on the murders of two New York City Police Officers

The senseless, tragic murders of two NYPD officers are agonizing reminders that the hard-working men and women of law enforcement put their lives at risk every day to protect us.

Washington, D.C. — 

"The senseless, tragic murders of two New York City Police Officers are agonizing reminders that the hard-working men and women of law enforcement put their lives at risk every day to protect us. We mourn the loss of Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu and pray for their families. These young men were killed by a madman whose hate and fury have caused profound harm to us all. We must not allow this terrible act to define us as a country in any way. We must resolve now to work together to strengthen the bonds between our communities and our police."

 

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