HJC Condemns Officer Slaying, Continues March Toward Justice

HOUSTON- The Houston Justice Coalition sends our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the family of Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth who tragically lost his life at the hands of senseless murder. Sadly, his family will now join the ranks of those who've lost their lives at the hands of a broken system. There is no excuse for the cold-blooded murder of any human being. Hopefully, justice will prevail and his murderer will face a sentence given by a jury of his peers, unlike the injustice that's been passed to the families of Jordan Baker, Mike Brown, Tamir Rice and countless others whose martyred lives spawned a movement toward liberty and justice for all.

"With regard to those condemning the #BlackLivesMatter movement that's building momentum toward justice reform across the nation, we will continue to move the meter toward justice reform, and, against police brutality," said Shekira Dennis, Co-Founder of Houston Justice Coalition.

"It's a shame that police brutality has led people to target law enforcement. My heart goes out to the Goforth family as it does to all those who have been affected by the violence of the last few months, said Ruben Moreno, a Houston Justice member.

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Houston Justice Coalition is a grassroots, activist-led organization addressing criminal justice reform at the local level.

Contact:   Durrel Douglas, Co-founder Houston Justice Coalition, 832.857.5737