answer to the problem. He states that such actions and have no space in the state of Texas. He states that the acts of violence and vandalism have overshadowed the death of George Floyd. He notes that such action drowns out the voices of those who seek to demonstrate peacefully. Texas is working with the law enforcement agents to make sure that peaceful protestors make their voices heard. He urges the public to end acts of violence, vandalism, and looting. He has deployed department public safety officers as well as hundreds of national security guards to address any uprising form of violence. He notes that some acts of violence are not conducted by people who reside in Texas but cuts across the state lines. He condemns the criminals who are hijacking the peaceful protest to create an opportunity for them to plunder and loot. He warns anyone who might be caught committing crime that they will be subjected to federal prosecution. He acknowledges that their role is to restore calm in the community, but that does not end the task until justice fairness and equality become a reality in Texas.
PRESS CONFERENCES BY TEXAS GOV. GREG ABBOTT 3 From the press release, the Governor and Mayor Eric Johnson strongly condemn the act of police brutality. However, they appreciate good police officers, and they should not carry the blame for a few rogue officers. They advocate for justice for Floyd's murder, which will warn others who might have similar habits. The speakers acknowledged that every citizen has the right to protest and that the current protests are lawful and founded. However, they note that some people are taking advantage of the protest to engage in criminal activities. They have sent a strong warning to such protesters that they will face the full force of the law. References PBS NewsHour. (2020). WATCH: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott holds press conferences on the state's response to ongoing protests. Retrieved from ? v=UWWIUb2Dnq4 Pence, Texas Gov. Abbot Hold Briefing on Coronavirus Case Surge Corona Virus is a communicable respiratory infection that causes illness in humans. Scientists believe it originated from animals. It is transmitted through nose eyes and mouth when droplets from an infected person get to these organs or when someone touches an infected surface and then touches their face with contaminated hands. The virus, which was first reported in China, has been declared a global pandemic by the WHO. The outbreak has affected the global economy, where nearly all sectors have stagnated. Various countries and cities have experienced lockdown and curfew as measures to control the spread of the virus. Different leaders have issued guidelines on how their nations and states will respond to the outbreak. Texas Governor Greg Abbot has been vocal in the fight against the pandemic and has issued various press conferences regarding the direction his leadership is taking to contain the spread of the virus.
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- Summer '18
- Brett Gordon
- Gov. Greg Abbott