OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Omaha social activist Ja Keen Fox tweeted a letter signed "#justiceforjames” that was written to newly re-elected Mayor Jean Stothert.
The letter calls on Stothert to build a bridge over tragedy, comparing the killing of James Scurlock during a protest for police accountability last summer to Stothert's husband's recent death.
The letter discusses gun violence and says, "You have recently experienced a deeply personal loss. We understand."
It goes on to ask Stothert to connect with Black and brown communities in the city and show more empathy.
RELATED STORY: ACLU of Nebraska: Omaha police surveilled Black activists in 2020
ACLU of Nebraska: Omaha police surveilled Black activists in 2020
The letter also asks the mayor to "take the chance" to transform the "seemingly adversarial relationship" into a "partnership that strengthens the city."
Read the full letter by clicking here.
READ MORE: Black leaders, activists say city council is not supporting Black community with new appointee
Black leaders, activists say city council is not supporting black community with new appointee
READ ALSO: Local activist terminated from city's LGBTQ+ advisory board
Download our apps today for all of our latest coverage.
Get the latest news and weather delivered straight to your inbox.