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Large with, um Woz. Uh, Was. I'm sorry. I don't have the exact alleged crime here. But her comments afterwards in her own Facebook feed included that she claimed she was able to quote break down Nancy Pelosi's office door. And then said F F word. Yes, I am proud of my actions. I effing charge the Capitol today with Patriots today, I would absolutely do it again. And she's been allowed by a judge reportedly to go to a vacation spot outside the country. While the nine year old in Rochester in the mental health crisis gets Pepper sprayed, Ms Sawyer. I mean, what can we even say to that? I think that is those types of juxtapositions the disparate treatment that should tell us that this is not something that can be fixed with more training's or reports or studies or task forces with police. And I think I'm grateful that you mentioned the death of Tamir Rice because What we often overlook is the way the police treated his sister who just witnessed her brother be murdered before her eye. She was 14 years old and the police handcuffed and arrested her. Asked there they murdered her 12 year old brother in front of her eyes. We also and that's a young black girl, and that's how they're treated when they experienced trauma. And I also think about the young woman who filmed the murder of George Floyd, another young black woman. Who, you know, basically have to go into hiding after sharing the video of George Floyd being murdered and so again and again, black women and black girls are bearing witness and are the victims of police violence. Police brutality, sexual assault at the hands of the police. Which is a big part of our work at G as well and there is no care for them. There is no support for them on Guy wanted really might remind folks of the ways that black women in black girls get treated when they come into contact with law enforcement. And I just want to keep reminding folks that that's not going to be fixed with another task force or a slap on the wrist for the officers or a short term paid vacation is actually gets that for those officers. This is where we have to say to our local city council members and Who are elected officials. We need you to use the purse strings, particularly in this crisis to redirect resources to what could have actually provided safety and healing for the members of our community, and also for black girls in particular. And we leave it there with Ashley Sawyer from girls for gender Equity. She has previously been co chair of the Legal Rights of Children Committee for the Philadelphia Bar Association. And has that tweet that went so viral. It's gotten close to 500,000 likes. The last time I looked with reference to the Rochester Case with a nine year old girl. Thank you so much for joining us today. Thank you so much for having me. 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