Protests prompt social media posts from police, politicians


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As protests in opposition to police brutality proceed throughout Wisconsin and the remainder of the nation after the demise of George Floyd, many police departments, sheriff’s workplaces and elected officers within the Fox Citie have shared their views on social media.

Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died final week after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck. A video of the incident exhibits the officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck for almost 9 minutes. That officer, Derek Chauvin, was fired and later charged with second-degree homicide and second-degree manslaughter. 

The protests in Appleton have remained peaceable, although vandalism, looting and violent clashes have marked different protests in cities in Wisconsin and elsewhere.

Appleton Police Chief Todd Thomas and Appleton Mayor Jake Woodford:

Outagamie County Sheriff Clint Kriewaldt:

Menasha Police Chief Tim Styka:

Neenah Police Chief Aaron Olson:

Outagamie County Government Tom Nelson:

Democratic eighth Congressional District candidate and state Rep. Amanda Caught of Appleton:

U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Inexperienced Bay:

State Rep. Jim Steineke, R-Kaukauna:

Republican 55th Meeting District candidate Rachael Cabral-Guevara:

“I acquired spiteful hate mail yesterday. First, let me say to this coward who failed to incorporate their identify, I cannot be intimidated by threats and racist assaults. I’ll proceed to combat for our shared values within the Fox Valley. This coward’s want to sow hatred and worry will fail as I am assured that the great individuals of the 55th Meeting District will stand tall and robust in opposition to racism and division.

“As a mother with youngsters at house and with the extent of violence happening all through the nation, I can’t merely disregard this risk. I’ve shared the letter with the correct authorities, and I’ve mentioned the contents with my youngsters who know that we’re all stronger after we stand collectively.”

Republican 55th Meeting District candidate Jay Schroeder:

The Appleton Space Faculty District posted on its website:

“The latest mindless killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis serves as a strong reminder of the profound affect that racial inequities, biases, and injustices have on our world, our nation, and our personal Appleton neighborhood. 

We be a part of with Metropolis of Appleton Mayor Woodford and Police Chief Thomas in our dedication to construct significant connections inside our neighborhood that promote fairness and inclusion for all.  We perceive that now we have a lot work to do as we transfer ahead collectively, however we’re dedicated to making sure that each one college students, and neighborhood members, are handled with dignity and respect. 

We’re within the technique of gathering useful resource supplies to help our college students, employees and households in discussing this tragic occasion and the protests occurring throughout the nation.”

RELATED: Hundreds gather in downtown Appleton Monday as protests against police brutality continue across Wisconsin

RELATED: Protests defy coronavirus guidelines, but health experts say engagement is ‘essential.’ Here’s how protesters and police can reduce risk.

Contact Chris Mueller at 920-996-7267 or Observe him on Twitter at @AtChrisMueller.

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