The Executive Committee of the New England Statistical Society (NESS) is
appalled and sickened by the death of George Floyd on a Minneapolis street,
with a police officer kneeling on his neck. And then Rayshard Brooks being shot
in a Wendy’s parking lot, as well as the despicable incidents of Ahmaud Arbery
and Breonna Taylor before them. Stemming directly from these tragedies of
injustice, in recent weeks we have seen growing outrage and protests inspired
by the Black Lives Matter movement. As the days go by, citizens of more and
more countries are becoming involved.