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Religious leaders gather to discuss George Floyd's death

Group gathers not only for prayer, but with plan in mind
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Posted at 9:46 PM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-04 23:56:51-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Religious leaders from across Palm Beach County met in solidarity Thursday night, sharing a belief that all humanity deserves life. They offered prayers for change, prayers for strength and for a heart of love because of what happened to George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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Religious leader speak on George Floyd's death

"It's an extreme form of ignorance that a society, whose constitution is all about freedom, would choose apartheid-like and that's saddening," Imam Mohamed Ismail said.

The group got together, not only for prayer, but with a plan in mind. It's a plan that involved conversations and policy and procedure changes when it comes to policing.

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"The plan is definitely necessary," Sylvia Sharps said. "You can't correct an injustice that's been going on this long without having goals, and you can't have goals without a plan."

West Palm Beach Police Chief Frank Adderley said he does not condone the actions of the officers involved in Floyd's death.

"I think this is a worldwide situation and something clearly demonstrated right here locally," Adderley said. "That is a problem and we want to be a part of the solution."

The group of leaders may not follow the same doctrine, but they do believe that all people are one.