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MPS Superintendent Dr. Keith P. Posley released a statement on the ongoing protests today. (PHOTO: Milwaukee Public Schools Facebook)

MPS Superintendent Posley releases statement concerning ongoing protests

The following is a statement from MPS Superintendent Dr. Keith P. Posley concerning the ongoing protests taking place throughout the country – including Milwaukee.

"I extend the utmost sympathy and prayers to the families, friends and loved ones of Mr. Joel Acevedo and Mr. George Floyd. Our hearts are filled with sadness and disgust with more brutal deaths of Black and Latino men.

"Our community, our city, our nation is in pain due to the ongoing racism that exists and the increasing number of deaths of Black men. Black men are being killed at the hands of law enforcement is unacceptable and unbearable.

"The protests taking place in our city and around the nation reflect our anger and outrage of injustice. I believe the protesters intend to demonstrate peacefully and expect their voices to be heard. To focus more on the disruptors and damage is only a symptom of a much larger issue and should not be used as the narrative to distract from the injustice that people of color face. We need solutions and a cure to heal our people.

"I join the nation in calling for healing and justice for our community and throughout the country."

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