U.S. Senate Candidate Al Bartell released the following public statement this morning in addressing the black community of America, government elected officials, and the media:
"Justice protects our communities, not burning down buildings.
Justice empowers our communities, not looting stores.
Justice sustains our communities, not throwing rocks at police.
"Vengeance against a broken system that kills our men will not save our communities.
Vengeance against a broken police department will not empower our neighborhoods.
Vengeance against vengeance will destroy our destiny.
"As an elected U.S. Senator, I will conduct hearings on Justice.
As an elected U.S. Senator, I will honor the contributions of Black Men.
As an elected U.S. Senator, I will expand 21st century public policy leadership in the state of Georgia, the S.E. Region, and the United States of America."
End of Statement
Bartell is running in the 2020 U.S. Senate Special Election in the state of Georgia, to fill retired U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson's seat.