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Activist releases letter addressed to Mayor Stothert; asks for more empathy with marginalized groups

Ja Keen Fox
Posted at 3:57 PM, May 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-12 16:58:30-04

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.

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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.

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