Thank you Nikki Silverstein and the Pacific Sun for your continued coverage of important issues in our community. It’s hard to believe that this horrible abuse of power (“Cause for Conflict,” Aug. 30) happened 13 months ago, leaving a community member brutally beaten and severely injured for drinking beer after work.
As the criminal case finally comes to court against the two former officers, it feels important for our community to show in solidarity and with love to support justice and accountability.
Pacific Sun and Nikki Silverstein continue to lead in reporting the facts about what BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) residents who live in Marin experience (“Cause for Conflict,” Aug. 30).
Through this exposure, we’re seeing some (not transformative yet) accountability and transparency happen, in my opinion, with the (hopeful) prosecution of these two former Sausalito (Brandon Nail) and San Rafael (Nail and Daisy Mazariegos) police officers, officers living in a culture of policing that abuses and discriminates against residents of color.
This needs to stop now, and Nikki, along with the Pacific Sun, model to community readers the courage it takes from within to spotlight and report the facts about unjust actions by Marin’s police culture and company “business as usual” protocols. Thank you, Nikki!