Governor Wolf today addresses death of Minneapolis man in police custody, calls for all Pennsylvanians to work to eliminate racism

Written by on May 29, 2020

Governor Wolf today addresses death of Minneapolis man in police custody, calls for all Pennsylvanians to work to eliminate racism

By Jen Rehill

May 29, 2020

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf addressed events in Minnesota today and the national outrage over a man who died in police custody. WLVR’s Jen Rehill has more.

At his first in-person news conference since the state shut down in late March, Governor Wolf opened with comments directed to those grieving the loss of the George Floyd.

“I want to make sure that I share my condolences, and the condolences of everybody in my administration, with the family of George Floyd,” said Wolf.

Wolf said even though Minnesota feels far away, Floyd’s death is a reminder that racism is an issue everywhere in the U-S. 

“Each and every one of us in Pennsylvania has a stake in making sure that our society is fair and we treat everyone equally. If some of us are not free, if some of us are not treated equally, all of us are in jeopardy.”

Wolf said all Pennsylvanians should work at eliminating racism and emphasized that the state must do all it can to make sure the commonwealth is “welcoming to everybody.”


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