From State Rep. Dan Ugaste:
Ugaste Statement on George Floyd
GENEVA—In response to the tragic death of George Floyd, State Representative Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) released the following statement:
“Last week a terrible tragedy occurred in an otherwise great American city.
“What happened to George Floyd was reprehensible and my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
“I am fully supportive of those who are peacefully trying to change things for the better and our first responders, who are protecting us and our rights, as well as our society and system of government as a whole.
“As an ardent supporter of the Bill of Rights and our Constitution, I believe every American has a right to voice their opinions and peacefully assemble, however, when those peaceful assemblies and protests turn violent we must protect the lives, property and livelihoods of innocent Americans.
“What happened to Mr. Floyd was a terrible injustice; the looting and violence that has resulted from his tragic death is no way to remedy this injustice and needs to end immediately.
“We have a lot of work to do to heal these wrongs. We must be better, together.”