Guided vigil in Colusa in response to police violence | Colusa Sun Herald
A small group of Colusa County residents gathered at the Colusa Veterans Memorial Park on Thursday for a vigil in honor of the lives of Daunte Wright and Adam Toledo, two young Americans recently killed in police shootings.
The progressive political group Indivisible Colusa County held the vigil just two days after a jury found Derek Chauvin guilty of two counts of murder and one count of manslaughter for the murder of George Floyd Jr. – another black American killed in an incident with the police last May.
The organization also held a series of rallies in Colusa, Williams and Arbuckle last year to denounce police brutality.
Local residents who were in attendance brought flowers, candles and posters with the names and images of black and Latin Americans killed by police and spoke of their anger and frustration as well as their hope to change, according to a statement released by Indivisible Colusa County.
“There is a lack of conversation about police brutality, especially in conservative Colusa, so any awareness we can bring to the city is great, regardless of its size,” Garcia Deniz said. “That’s why I came here today.”
Linda Masuhara, Arbuckle resident and co-founder of Indivisible Colusa, said the community needs to raise the level of awareness of the seriousness of this issue in our society.
“It’s not a black versus cop mentality,” Masuhara said. “It’s not anti-police. It is in favor of civil liberties. The violation of a person’s civil liberties is the violation of all of us. It could be you, it could be your brother, it could be your son. We cannot just act as if nothing has happened. “