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The killing of Adam Toledo by the Chicago Police is yet another grim and sobering reminder that people of color, in particular youth, are far more likely to be killed by police.

Adam was a victim of not only a police system in need of major reform, but societal forces that continue to discriminate against youth of color while withholding opportunities and resources from Black and Brown communities.

As an organization whose clients include young people from across the city, The Night Ministry joins Adam's family and the community in grieving his loss and calling for systemic change to prevent more deaths of persons of color at the hands of the police.