This week has had its share of highs and lows. While we were pleased by the Guilty verdict returned by the jury in the murder trial of a Former Balch Springs police officer, we were saddened by the seemingly lenient sentence he received in the shooting death of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards.
Our hearts go out to the Edwards family for its loss. As a Coalition, we the National Coalition of 100 Black Women (Dallas Metropolitan Chapter) want the family and the public to know that we are committed in our mission and stance to work to end police brutality and injustice. We are also committed to weed out the “bad apples” who seek to destroy and create chaos within our communities. Our mission and stance remains to assist in the transformation of policing within the Dallas area and throughout the country, as a whole. We fully support the officers who protect and serve our communities with honor and are committed to work together to find peace and common ground on the growing issue of police violence.
Again, our hearts and prayers are with the Edwards family and all families that have been affected by this tragedy.