The lawyers and staff of Kroger Gardis & Regas, LLP were shocked and appalled at what happened to George Floyd. But it’s not enough to be appalled and to hear the pleas for change; meaningful reform is necessary. We express our sincere hope for a peaceful week and ask our elected leaders to reflect, listen and act thoughtfully on the many issues which face our city, our state and our nation.
We all must work together to end the violence, disparagement and lack of understanding, recognize we have serious issues to address, and to thoughtfully heed the calls for justice and unity in our community.
As a firm established to advocate for the rights of all citizens we fervently support those expressing their right to speak out individually, and to assemble collectively, to demand an end to the racial injustice so prevalent in our society.
Our community’s leaders must heed the call to end disparate treatment of minorities by our law enforcement ranks and immediately begin the process to permanently change how we protect and serve our neighbors, with the active input of those most affected by the disparities. We are in this together. While we don’t have the answers, we want to help find them. Calls for the immediate establishment of a task force to address these issues is a sound one, and we stand ready to support and participate in that effort.
Kroger Gardis & Regas has been located in the heart of our Indianapolis urban core for more than 80 years. We aren’t going anywhere and we remain committed to actively supporting the resurgence of a healthy, inclusive and just capital city. We call on all of our colleagues to join the discussion, and establish meaningful reform moving our entire community forward.