Press Release

ADL Statement Two Years After the Murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police Officers

New York, NY, May 25, 2022 … ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) today, two years after the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers, issued the following statement:

“Two years have passed since George Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis police officers. Two years have passed and so much still needs to be done.

True justice means addressing and dismantling anti-Black racism and white supremacy. It requires systemic and transformational change to the structures that so often denigrate, disproportionately harm, and devalue Black lives and other marginalized communities. That still hasn’t happened.

Despite these roadblocks, ADL will continue to advocate for provisions in the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act and other public safety proposals currently under consideration at the federal, state and local levels.  We recommit to working alongside our partners and communities to dismantle the roadblocks that are impeding the progress needed to transform community safety. Black lives matter, and we must all work to make that a reality.

We recommit ourselves to that fight today, in honor of George Floyd’s memory.”

ADL is the leading anti-hate organization in the world. Founded in 1913, its timeless mission is “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of antisemitism and bias, using innovation and partnerships to drive impact. A global leader in combating antisemitism, countering extremism and battling bigotry wherever and whenever it happens, ADL works to protect democracy and ensure a just and inclusive society for all.