MFJ Statement on the police murder of Daniel Prude

Daniel Prude deserved to be treated with care during a mental health crisis. Instead, police officers murdered him in the street, and the grand jury has decided that none of them will face charges for his death. The justice system has failed Daniel Prude in life and in death. This horrific incident should never have happened. We are calling for the systemic change necessary to dismantle a culture of violence, abuse and negligence towards Black and Brown people, and to reallocate funds to social services that will better provide for the needs of the community. Daniel’s life matters, and Black lives matter.