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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

Congresswoman Lawrence Releases Statement Regarding death of Detroit Activist Ron Scott

December 1, 2015
Press Release
Rep Lawrence recalls working with Detroit activist Ron Scott and his legacy.

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) on Tuesday released the following statement regarding the passing of Detroit activist Ron Scott, who died on November 29th, 2015.

“Ron Scott was a fiery orator who shed light on the often ignored issues of racial inequality and, specifically, police brutality. I can personally recall times when I spoke to him when he was very angry. However, that anger came from his passion and he used that anger to fuel his fight to make his community, and the world, a better place. No one can deny the impact he had on Detroit, on Michigan, and on the country.

It didn’t surprise me, or anyone else who knew Ron, to read in the Free Press that he continued with his work and his fight up to the very end of his life at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. To the Scott Family, I offer my deepest condolences and my hope that Ron’s powerful and enduring legacy provides at least some small comfort during this most difficult time.”