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In the wake of the released bodycam footage of the death of Tyre Nichols, many prominent figures in America’s political and entertainment spheres have released statements offering sympathy to the family and calling for expanded reform of the police.

President Biden (D) released a statement on Twitter Friday evening calling Nichols’ death, “Yet another painful reminder of the profound fear and trauma, the pain, and the exhaustion that Black and Brown Americans experience every single day.”

Vice President Kamla Harris (D) also took to Twitter to offer her support to Nichols’ family. Stating that, “The persistent issue of police misconduct and use of excessive force in America must end now.”

Former President Barack Obama (D) echoed the Vice President’s sentiment, stating, “The vicious, unjustified beating of Tyre Nichols and his ultimate death at the hands of five Memphis police officers is just the latest, painful reminder of how far America still has to go in fixing how we police our streets.”

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D) stated, “The repetitiveness of unjust murders is a stain on America.”

Former Republican Representative Mayra Flores (R-TX) called for prayers of healing in the wake of the video’s release.

NASCAR Driver Bubba Wallace, who has used his platform to bring more attention to such incidents, took to Twitter with his thoughts as well.

Avengers” actor Mark Ruffalo chose to focus on who Tyre was, sharing a tribute video made for Nichols.

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