As human beings and as a law firm, we are committed to the fundamental principle and Constitutional right that all people are treated equally. As James Baldwin counseled:
If one really wishes to know how justice is administered in a country, one does not question the policemen, the lawyers, the judges, or the protected members of the middle class. One goes to the unprotected – those precisely who need the law’s protection most – and listens to their testimony.
The killings of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd, and so many before them, fueled by racism, demand that we take a stand against the assumptions in our society that have enabled disparate treatment of African Americans. We commit to fight the racism that is embedded in our society and which deprives our fellow citizens of their basic rights to freedom, safety, and equal opportunities, and we urge all of us to do the same.