BUFFALO N.Y. (WIVB) – People that came out Saturday in Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo were trying to bring attention to police injustice across the country but also recognize the good that law enforcement does in the Western New York community. Like so many other rallies across the country, chants of “I can’t breathe” could be heard resonating throughout the crowd.
Hundreds of men and women of faith as part of the Concerned Clergy Coalition of Western New York came out Saturday morning to remember Eric Garner and Mike Brown. Their goal is to bring awareness to what they say is injustice but also shine the light on the positive people in law enforcement.
Saturday’s rally talked about finding solutions to major problems, including body cameras. Mayor Byron Brown stood with the group throughout the rally.
“I want you to know as Mayor of the city of Buffalo I am proud to stand with you,” said Brown. “To let you know that we will work with you and that it is critically important we work together to make sure this is safest city in America.”
Mayor Brown says he and the Concerned Clergy Coalition of Western New York will host a forum on police and community relations at the Mount Olive Baptist Church on December 16.