Open Letter to Newburgh Community Following Fincher Shooting

The Black History Committee of the Hudson Valley sends an open letter to the residents of the City of Newburgh.

Dear Beloved Community.

It is with heavy hearts that we reach out to you today. In the middle of this COVID19 pandemic, one of our beloveds was shot and killed in the City of Newburgh, Tyrell Fincher. He was a young man, only 26 years old and he was a young father of an infant. And, he is loved by many.

We know that you are praying for the Fincher family and we appreciate your support.

Today, we are reaching out to you because we need your help. This travesty has rightly caused much anger and frustration. Unfortunately, violence and destruction of property is occurring and simply we don’t want that. It is not our wish that any further hurt and harm come to our community. Please help us to Keep the Calm by Staying Inside.

It is imperative that we observe the COVID-19 guidelines established by the Governor’s state of emergency and the rules set by the City of Newburgh. We must insist on practicing the social distancing protocols.

Please do not physically congregate, gather or meet, even if you are responding to the shooting incident. No one should be taking to the streets!

Please Keep the Calm and Stay Inside!

Please spread this word to your family members, your church members, your community groups and you friends.

  • Call
  • Text
  • Email

Please post on your social media channels – Keep the Calm and Stay Inside.

Please do not go by the Fincher house to pay your condolences at this time. The Fincher family will make a public statement in the coming days but for now, their wish and our wish is that everyone Keep the Calm and Stay Inside.

Please help us to save the lives of our young community by keeping them inside.

If anyone has any information pertaining to the shooting incident or the riotous aftermath, please email or call 888-983-8978.

The BHC will continue to share information as it become available. Also, stay informed by the Hudson Valley Press online.

Thank you for helping to keep our community ALIVE.

Tiombe Tallie Carter, Esq.
Executive Counsel, BHC

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