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YARMUTH: It's long past time for America to acknowledge that black lives matter

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Congressman John Yarmuth, U.S. Representative for Kentucky, released a statement Wednesday afternoon regarding two recent police-involved shootings:  the shooting of Terrence Crutcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The statement reads as follows:

While a national conversation on ways to improve policing in America has certainly begun, it is increasingly clear that the change we need is not happening nearly fast enough. There is no more telling sign that we are losing our way than the fact that we are becoming numb to the near-daily footage of black lives being cut short at the hands of law enforcement officers. We cannot allow this to be the new normal, and we cannot afford to wait. Every day that talk does not turn to action is another day that could, and likely will, lead to another life lost. We must immediately begin the difficult work of eliminating excessive, deadly force and improving the racial attitudes of both our law enforcement and the communities they police. It's long past time for our nation to acknowledge, through word and deed, that black lives matter.

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