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Tyre Nichols

Our Statement on the Murder of Tyre Nichols

Brooklyn Community Foundation grieves for Tyre Nichols and we send our deepest condolences to his mother, stepfather, his entire family and community. His horrific murder is another shock to our American system, reminding us that police killings and police brutality are part of our daily lives. 

Yes, we are outraged. Yes, we are sickened. Yes, we are traumatized and tired.

Memphis, we stand with you in your reckoning, and we know that no city or town is free of this poison. Policing in this country must be deeply scrutinized, reimagined, and rebuilt to eradicate the systemic racism that has resulted in millions of Black lives being brutalized and destroyed by this system of oppression and control.

If we want a fair and just future, we must do everything in our collective power to create a country where Black people are safe, cherished, and free.

We celebrate your life Tyre. May your memory be a revolution.

Dr. Jocelynne Rainey

President & CEO (She/Her/Hers)