On Wednesday, September 2nd, footage was shared by the Prude family in Rochester, New York, that Daniel Prude died after asphyxiation during an incident with the Rochester police department. The medical examiner ruled it a homicide. This incident occurred two months before George Floyd’s similar demise.
Rochester is in the metro area right next to Red Argyle’s hometown of Canandaigua, New York. For all intents and purposes, it is our community: Argylers live, work, and play in Rochester. Many of our clients are there. We are deeply saddened that this increasingly-frequent situation has now also cast a shadow over the community we know and love.
On behalf of all Argylers, we express our deepest sorrow for what has happened. We will continue giving our time, energy, and resources to support racial justice and equality, which is now even more clearly out of balance in our own backyards. We reaffirm our commitment to peace, love, and equality. Black Lives Matter and the quest for racial justice needs to remain top of mind for us, and everyone.
Labor Day weekend is upon us all. Please take a moment for reflection and envision the change that is possible for our country
Garry and Tom