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Boerne Minister Protests The Killing Of George Floyd

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Jack Morgan | Texas Public Radio

A church reverend held up a flag in Boerne’s main plaza bearing the names of multiple black people killed during encounters with police officers in the United States.
Reverend Kerry Kirtley of Touchstone Community Church said she turned out Friday because communities of white privilege might have a hard time seeing a world where people are being violated and murdered.

"I have white privilege. That does not mean I was born wealthy or that I am wealthy, but the very fact that I was born with white skin and here in America means I have privileges that will be granted to me no matter what," Kirtley said.

The demonstration followed protests throughout the United States this week following the death of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer pinned his knee against Floyd's kneck.

Kirtley said the killing of  Floyd in is just the latest of injustices dealt to black men.

“Black men are incarcerated and killed or murdered everyday just because somebody who said it’s who they were or they’re were the one that did it. Just because of the color of their skin."

The officer that pinned Floyd’s neck to the ground was arrested Friday and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.
 
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