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Pennsylvania State Troopers Association President David Kennedy has demanded an apology after Democratic Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf promoted “a false narrative that police are racist murderers.” “It’s clear Gov. Wolf would rather play politics. We won’t,” Kennedy said, according to PennLive. “Troopers want to have real conversations about moving forward together to benefit all residents of this great commonwealth. But we cannot have a real conversation as long as the leader of our commonwealth pits everyone against the police. This must end now.” The state trooper association president was responding to a statement Wolf released Friday declaring June 18 a state holiday in honor of Juneteenth. June 19 is the official day of celebration of the emancipation of slaves and has been official observed in Pennsylvania since 2019. “Juneteenth is a celebration of the progress we have made as a nation towards equality and justice for all. Sadly, the continued death of African Americans at the hands of police and rise in violent attacks against Asian Americans are painful reminders that racism and intolerance are still with us today,” the Democratic governor wrote, according to WTRF-TV.

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