Via The Hill:
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday night that three recent high-profile killings by police officers form a “clear pattern.”
“Tonight, in communities across the country, Americans are grieving the tragic deaths of unarmed citizens. Neither Eric Garner, nor Tamir Rice, nor Michael Brown deserved to be killed,” she said.
Pelosi was one of many lawmakers to respond with outrage to the decision by a New York grand jury not to indict the white police officer who killed Eric Garner, an unarmed black man who police say was resisting arrest when he was killed.
“Any one of these deaths would be a tragedy, but three such incidents appear to be a clear pattern,” she said.
“All lives matter. We must work to ensure that law enforcement has the resources, training, and commitment to community needed to uphold our laws and keep our families safe,” Pelosi added.