East Windsor Township Mayor and Council Members Statements on Death of George Floyd
Published on Jun 04, 2020 at 09:00a.m.
Mayor Janice S. Mironov and Council Members, in response to the tragic death of George Floyd, have issued statements to the East Windsor community. Mayor Mironov’s statement reads,
“All of us have watched repeatedly the poignant video depicting the senseless death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police, in this year 2020, in the United States of America. The scene should make us all pause and spark serious reflection about the systematic injustices which remain rooted in our Nation and the resulting human consequences. Our hopes, our aspirations, our deep seeded values, in this land of freedom and opportunity, must encompass every single life. None of us can sit idly by without speaking out and without acting while other individuals, other groups of individuals, do not experience the same fair treatment and opportunity that we wish for ourselves and for our children. We have much future work to do and it only works if we do it together.
Locally, our high school students organized a peaceful protest march on Tuesday to speak out on this important societal issue. We commend them for their public protest and the constructive manner in which they coordinated and conducted themselves. We can take heart in their initiative and public voice, as assuredly do their parents, and I am encouraged by the caring desire of these young people to make a difference and to see a change. Let us all recommit to do better and together to navigate our communities and our Nation to a future where every single human being, regardless of race, can truly be at home in America.”
East Windsor Township Mayor and Council Members approved the following Resolution at the June 2 Council Meeting condemning the actions that led to the death of George Floyd and renewing the Township’s commitment to the morally, ethically and lawfully fair treatment of all Township residents and visitors.
RESOLUTION - EAST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP
WHEREAS, the Township of East Windsor, a community of ethnic, economic and educational diversity, takes great pride in its diversity and maintains an atmosphere of honor, respect and opportunity for every resident and visitor regardless of age, race, creed, religion, origin, sexual orientation, or gender identification; and
WHEREAS, the Township makes great efforts to reach out and work to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to be involved and considered in all of our actions and activities, so as to best reflect the entire fabric of our community at large and to hear from the many voices that make up the one East Windsor Township; and
WHEREAS, recent demonstrations and protests across the United States, sparked by the video of the tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis, Minnesota police officers, challenge public safety organizations and elected leadership across the country to respond honestly and effectively as concerns are raised by residents within our communities.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Council of the Township of East Windsor, County of Mercer, as follows:
1. East Windsor Mayor and Council are deeply saddened by and strongly condemn the actions that led to the senseless and unacceptable death of George Floyd, and the underlying systematic failures which it again so dramatically surfaces.
2. East Windsor Mayor and Council remain committed to the morally, ethically and lawfully fair and just treatment of all Township residents and visitors.
3. East Windsor Mayor and Council and all Township departmental leadership will continue to take necessary steps, to maintain policies and procedures to ensure that all residents and visitors have effective channels of communication and processes, so as to be able bring to us all matters that call into question the fair, impartial and just treatment of anyone and without fear of retribution or reprisal.
Mayor Janice S. Mironov Deputy Mayor Peter V. Yeager
Council Member Denise Daniels Council Member Marc Lippman
Council Member Perry M. Shapiro Council Member Alan Rosenberg
Council Member John Zoller