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Congressional Black Caucus Statement on the Arrest of Suspect in Connection to Louisiana Church Fires

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Washington, April 11, 2019 | comments
WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today, the authorities in southern Louisiana have named a suspect in connection to the recent burning of three historical black churches in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Congresswoman Karen Bass, the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, issued the following statement in response: 

“These acts of domestic terrorism serve as a reminder that we must remain focused and determined to further social justice in our country,” said Chairwoman Bass. “I strongly condemn these attacks and applaud the local authorities for arresting the alleged attacker. Racially motivated crimes that include forms of intimidation, a type of violence that has been used throughout our history, must be addressed immediately. It is my hope that the residents of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana can now begin to rebuild and restore normalcy within their community.”
 
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