The head of the Pennsylvania State Trooper Association called Monday for Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf to issue an apology for remarks he made toward police in a recent letter to state employees regarding the Juneteenth holiday.
The union’s criticism centered on the content of Wolf’s letter last Friday informing employees that Friday, June 18 would be a state holiday this year. Juneteenth, an annual commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, has been officially observed in Pennsylvania since 2019.
“Juneteenth is a celebration of the progress we have made as a nation towards equality and justice for all,” Wolf said in the letter. “Sadly, the continued death of African Americans at the hands of police … are painful reminders that racism and intolerance are still wi
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