‘When is enough’: Local organization condemns social injustice

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis citizens continued to speak out about the death of George Floyd and other issues.

The Memphis Baptist Ministerial Association voiced their concerns about violence.

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Ricky Dugger is the Vice President of the Memphis Baptist Ministerial Association.

“We stand with the Memphis community in condemning these injustices, these inhuman acts,” said Dugger.

This association said the concern of violence is one they’re not going to ignore.

They spoke out with hopes of change.

“Things that are happening like police brutality, it has to stop,” Dugger said.

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They spoke against cases like Ahmaud Arubery, a 25-year old who was seen jogging in a viral video before he was shot and killed. The 3 suspects are set to go to trial.

They also talked about Breonna Taylor, a 26-year old woman who was shot and killed by police in Louisville when they rammed into her apartment and shot her 8 times.

Police said they only fired after Breonna’s boyfriend heard them, got out of bed and fired at officers.

“We ask the questions when is enough, enough,” Dugger said.

Lee Eggerson said his son was killed by U.S. Marshal's in Memphis in 2003. He still hoped for change.

“It brings all of those feelings back again as if it was yesterday,” Eggerson said.

He said both he and the association are not in favor of defunding law enforcement agencies in Memphis, but they hoped for harsher punishments for acts of racial injustice and police brutality.

“I have a glimmer of hope because of the change that we see,” Eggerson said.