Advancement Project Statement on Murder of Adam Toledo
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WASHINGTON – Today, in response to the murder of Adam Toledo by the Chicago police, Thomas B. Harvey, Program Director of Advancement Project National Office’s Justice Project, issued the following statement:
“Today, we join Chicago in grief and outrage at the murder of Adam Toledo, a 13-year-old Latino boy whose life was cruelly taken by Chicago Police. We express our deepest sympathy to Adam’s friends and family; we stand in solidarity with organizers, activists, and the broader Chicago community as they take to the street to express their despair and demand justice.
“Yesterday, Mayor Lightfoot called for ‘peace’ in response to this murder—an infuriating and despicable attempt to lay the onus for ‘peace’ on the same Chicagoans who are regularly terrorized by her police department. Let’s be clear: there can be no peace in Chicago or anywhere so long as cops, prosecutors and our entire criminal legal system wage war against Black and Brown people.”
Tonight at 5:30 CT, organizers are holding a rally demanding justice for Adam and all victims of police violence at Logan Square Park.