3 Activists Removed From Mpls. City Council MeetingThe Minneapolis City Council meeting received an unexpected interruption as one organization spoke out against the shooting of an unarmed black man by a police officer. Jamar Clark was shot and killed by Minneapolis Police early Sunday morning after officers responded to an assault call.
Urban League Press Conference Echoes Community’s Call For Justice In Clark ShootingThe Minneapolis Urban League held a media press conference concerning the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark Wednesday morning.
Local Activists Reflect On Their Ferguson Experiences, TiesFor three months, you've seen the pictures and the crowds through many a lens. But University of Minnesota sophomore Eric Bauer saw it with his own eyes. "It tugged on my emotions in ways that I didn't expect at all," Bauer said. Along with about a dozen others, he made the trek south to Ferguson, Missouri, to stand for Michael Brown, a teenager he never knew.
City Leaders, Activists Look To Chief's Action On MPD MisconductOn Saturday, the Minneapolis Police Officers Federation issued a statement about two cases involving off-duty officers accused of racial bias. The Federation says it concurs with Chief Janee Harteau's statement that "racism and discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated within the MPD." They said they want exactly what Chief Harteau wants: the community's trust that officers will impartially and objectively protect the public. The union wants a seat at the table when the powers that be meet to discuss how to deal with these accusations of misconduct.
DPS Investigates Officer Allegedly Giving Pot To ProtestorsThe Minnesota Department of Public Safety is looking into allegations that a Hutchinson Police officer gave marijuana to protestors as part of a police program.