Tamika Mallory speaks truth to power during press conference surrounding the murder of George Floyd

why buildings are burning is because this city this state would prefer preserving that right nationalism and that white supremacist mindset over arresting charging and helping to convict for officers who killed the black men that is the reality of what we're dealing with this is not just a few cops doing things across the country this is not a good cop versus bad cop situation this is a mod RB being shot down by white men on the streets of Georgia Brianna Taylor being killed in her home this is in New York City where we were until freedom we were just in New York fighting the police officers who in the name of social distancing were damn near killing black young people on our streets this is a poor donated activity happening across this nation and so we are in a state of emergency black people are dying in a state of emergency we can look at this as an isolated incident the reason why buildings are burning are not just for our brother George Floyd we're there burning down because people here in Minnesota are saying to people in New York to people in California to people in Memphis to people all across this nation enough is enough and we are not responsible for the mental illness that has been inflicted upon our people by the American government institutions and those people who are in positions of power I don't give a damn if they burn down target because targets should be on the streets with us calling for the Justice that our people deserve where was autozone at the time when felon go Castile was shot in a car which is what they actually represent where were they so if you are not coming to the people's defense then don't challenge us when young people and other people who are frustrated and instigated by the people you pay you are paying instigators to be among our people out there throwing rocks breaking windows and burning down buildings and so young people are responding to that they are enraged and there's an easy way to stop it arrest the cops charge the cops charge all the time not just some of them not just here in minute in Minneapolis charge them in every city across America where our people are being murdered charge them everywhere that's the bottom line charge the cops do your job do what you say this country is supposed to be about the land of the free for all it has not been free for black people and we are tired don't talk to us about looting your other looters America has eluded black people America looted the Native Americans when they first came here so looting is what you do we learned it from you we learn violence from you we learn violence from you the violence was what we learn from you so if you want us to do better then damn it you do better