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Paez Out As Minneapolis Schools Superintendent CandidateSergio Paez was named the preferred candidate for the job in December. Two days later, an advocacy group released a report alleging staff at a school in Paez's former district in Holyoke, Massachusetts physically abused students during his tenure.
Officials Call For End To 4th Precinct Occupation, Protesters Vow To StayCity and community leaders are saying "enough is enough" and are calling for protesters to end their encampment of the 4th Precinct on Minneapolis’ north side.
Protesters Say They Aren't Leaving The 4th Precinct Protesters are rejecting a call from the mayor of Minneapolis that they end their demonstration outside a police station near where a black man was fatally shot by a police officer more than two weeks ago.
Gov. Dayton: Video Of Jamar Clark Shooting Is InconclusiveMinnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he's seen video recorded on the night a black man was shot by a Minneapolis police officer, but that the footage is inconclusive.
Nat'l NAACP Leaders Join Mpls. In Protests Against Jamar Clark ShootingThe Minneapolis chapter of the NAACP held a press conference Thursday morning to discuss the shooting of Jamar Clark. Shortly after 11:30 a.m. Thursday, the president of the Minneapolis chapter of the NAACP, Nekima Levy-Pounds, once again outlined the community's demands following Clark's death.
Minneapolis NAACP President Speaks Out On I-94 ArrestsMore than 50 demonstrators arrested in a protest that shut down a Twin Cities freeway have now been released. Dozens of protesters blocked traffic on Interstate 94 near 7th Street and Broadway Avenue for about two hours in north Minneapolis Monday night.
NAACP Demands Justice In North Minneapolis Police Shooting The Minneapolis NAACP is calling for justice following an officer-involved shooting Sunday morning on the city’s north side.
Charges Dropped Against 12 MOA Black Lives Matter Protesters; 17 Still Face ChargesAll criminal charges were dropped Tuesday against the leaders of the Black Lives Matter protest at the Mall of America last December -- but many are still not off the hook. Thousands of people filled the rotunda just before Christmas last year to protest the killings of black men at the hands of police
Trespassing Charges Dropped Against Alleged MOA Protest LeadersThe activist group Black Lives Matter says that all substantive trespassing charges against the alleged organizers of last year’s Mall of America protest have been dropped.
'Antiquated' Lurking, Loitering Laws Have Long History In Twin CitiesThe American Civil Liberties Union and other legal activists say that a number of Twin Cities suburbs have laws still on the books that are at least as troubling as Minneapolis’s repealed ordinances.
MPD Chief Opens Probe Into Alleged Cop Violence Against Boy, 10Minneapolis Chief of Police Janee Harteau said she launched an investigation after allegations that police went too far, even potentially harming a young boy, while monitoring a rally outside city hall Wednesday evening.
Minnesotan To Meet: Mpls. NAACP President Nekima Levy-PoundsProfessor Nekima Levy-Pounds is powerful voice for civil rights. She was just named the new President of the NAACP and she played a big role in the recent Black Lives Matter rallies. Now, she's trying to overcome her critics who think she's too focused on police brutality issues.

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