We mourn the brutal murder of Tyre Nichols.
His senseless death came through a profound abuse of power. No parent deserves to watch their child be beaten in such a grotesque way.
We are thankful that justice has been served in some ways, as the officers have been dismissed and charged. But we are also prayerful that justice will be advanced in other ways.
As a city we must commit ourselves to a common morality that places love above hate, unity above division, peace above violence, forgiveness above revenge, submission above power, and generosity above greed. This is the only way forward.
We pray that God gives comfort to Tyre’s family during this awful time.