RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Racism is evil. It cannot and should not be tolerated.
And remember: Not all law-enforcements officers are racist.
As speakers at the commendable peaceful protest June 6 at City Hall said, we need unity — among races, among people of different backgrounds, among everyone. No one should ever judge or mistreat another person because of that person’s skin color. No one should ever judge or mistreat another person because of that person’s uniform.
We at the Observer believe in equality, unity and the right of every human to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We’re appalled at the callous, immoral treatment of George Floyd; at the stories we’ve heard of cruelty inflicted on people because of skin color, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or other non-reasons; and at the very existence of racism and injustice in our society and the deaths and pain they’ve caused.