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.
"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.
"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.