Statement from Mayor Tom Henry on demonstration in the City of Fort Wayne

Statement from Mayor Tom Henry on demonstration in the City of Fort Wayne

Our country and community are hurting as a result of the passing of George Floyd. It’s a terrible tragedy for our society. Mr. Floyd’s death did not need to happen, and we pray tonight for his family and the many others who’ve faced injustices. 

The City of Fort Wayne respects the rights of individuals to participate in peaceful demonstrations. Tonight’s demonstration in downtown Fort Wayne began peacefully. As the demonstration moved along, it began to get more aggressive and the safety of the public was being put at risk. The Fort Wayne Police Department ultimately had to respond in a manner to protect the public’s safety. 

It’s vital that we come together united as a city that cares about one another and supports each other. That’s what we’ve been committed to in an effort to make Fort Wayne the best city possible. Now more than ever we need to respectfully and peacefully engage in productive dialogue and understanding as we grieve together, knowing that we can have better days ahead of us.

About author

You might also like

Indiana 0 Comments

House Republicans refuse to vote on Errington’s plans to legalize medical marijuana in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS – State Rep. Sue Errington (D-Muncie) today offered two proposals to legalize the use of medical marijuana in Indiana, only to see House Republicans reject both. Errington’s first amendment

Politics 0 Comments

Obama’s Climate Plan Faces Huge Political Challenges

By Scott Horsley Even before he officially unveiled it, President Obama’s plan to cut the carbon pollution produced by power plants faced significant opposition. » E-Mail This …read more Via:

Politics 0 Comments

A Conservative Firebrand From The Start, Ted Cruz Always Had A Plan

By Ailsa Chang Long before Cruz was the Texas senator commandeering the Senate floor, he was a teenager reciting conservative, free-market ideology. » E-Mail This …read more Via: http://www.npr.org/sections/itsallpolitics/2015/07/03/419256802/a-conservative-firebrand-from-the-start-ted-cruz-always-had-a-plan?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=politics