The Asian Indian Alliance (AIA) of Ohio is deeply saddened by the continuing instances of excessive force used against the Black Community by the police. We stand with the #BlackLivesMatter movement in their peaceful protest of this issue. We also condone the increasing rhetoric of hate against the larger Black Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) community by radical elements in the society. We do believe that honorable members on both sides of the aisle recognize the seriousness of the matter and wish to find lasting solutions to this systemic problem. AIA and its members stand ready to work with them and bring them together in a bipartisan manner to facilitate expeditious solutions that foster empathy, understanding, and restraint among our law enforcement officers when dealing with communities of color.