A local leader and family speak out against racial injustices

Miki and her husband Vern have four boys and she says it hurts her to imagine her children in that position.
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At the Nebraska State Capital is where a mother and a leader are planning a huge walk to bring justice to George Floyd.
“What mother wouldn’t stand up for her children?” says Miki Montgomery. “What Wife wouldn’t stand up for her husband?”
A family in Bennet speaks out about the injustices they say are happening to black men across the country. George Floyd’s death has gone viral and when Miki saw it, she knew her family had to take a stand.
“Why I am walking, why we are going to be walking this Sunday is not only represents the fact that that’s just completely wrong but just the fact that there has not been enough change to happen when it comes to the officers.”
Miki and her husband Vern have four boys and she says it hurts her to imagine her children in that position.
“So, since you can’t make sense of it,” adds Vern. “That situation, the only opportunity you have is to let your voice be heard, whether that’s the walk whether that’s a protest, or on social media.”
The organizer of Sunday’s Black Lives Matter movement says he just wants the community to have a positive way to voice their opinion.
“I want better connections in the community,” says Kameron Neeman. “Some of these bigger communities have like a citizen board that works with the police department, maybe that is something that Lincoln needs.”

Organizers want you to wear masks and practice social distancing. Hundreds of people have signed up.

“I was not expecting the outcome that it’s had and it still continues to grow with people saying either they’re going or interested and the number of shares I’m getting on FaceBook,” adds Neeman. “I expected maybe a couple hundred and it’s a couple thousand right now.”
The walk happens on Sunday, 4 p.m. at the state capitol and  Channel 8 will keep you updated with more information.

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