There is no way I can truly understand and relate, but I stand in solidarity with everyone against injustice.
Our community is grieving, and needs space to do so. St. Louis protestors are our teachers, librarians, servers, deliverers, builders, healthcare workers, mothers, fathers, neighbors. They are showing righteous anger and disciplined leadership. Their leaders have encouraged them to mask and distance, which keeps us all safer. The reaction is often the flashpoint. The measured police deployments show lessons learned. I'll stay in close touch with municipal mayors to see what they need. Chief Barton and the Police Commissioners know my expectation: keep people safe. #GeorgeFloyd