LGBTQ Advocates reject Trump’s “more police” call as “out of touch”



Washington, DC, August 17, 2016—The National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund is rejecting Donald Trump’s call for “more police” in Black neighborhoods as being “out of touch with reality and the reality of Black lives.”

“Donald Trump’s answer to the epidemic of police killings of Black people is to put more police in Black neighborhoods. He is clearly out of touch with reality and the reality of Black lives. More police are not the answer; radical reform of our criminal justice system and police accountability to communities is. More belligerent talk and demonizing people is not the answer to creating a more peaceful and secure nation; meaningful legislation that addresses violence and guns is,” said Russell Roybal, Deputy Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund.

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CONTACT:
Jorge Amaro
Media and Public Relations Director
213-842-7564
jamaro@thetaskforce.org