MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced no charges will be filed against two police officers involved in the Jamar Clark’s shooting death. It’s a case that has the whole nation talking.
People from Minnesota and around the country are reacting to the decision across social media platforms. The reactions varied from support for Hennepin County and Mike Freeman to outrage at the decision.
Many were outraged by the decision and took to Twitter:
“I’m ready to die”, isn’t a green light to kill someone. It does present the fact someone doesn’t care for his, or your life. #JamarClark
— Hinzy (@Tanner_Hinz) March 30, 2016
— Melina Abdullah (@DocMellyMel) March 30, 2016
12 eyewitnesses said he was handcuffed when he was shot. That alone is enough evidence to pursue charges #JamarClark
— Harmless Malcontent (@ande1455) March 30, 2016
At a minimum Officers Mike Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze should loose their jobs. #JamarClark
— Jeffrey S. (@jswainhart) March 30, 2016
They investigated THEMSELVES and found THEMSELVES not guilty… #JamarClark
— TariqTouré طارق تورى (@TariqToure) March 30, 2016
Others voiced their support of Freeman on Twitter and Facebook:
— Mark Dille (@MRD_EPMN) March 30, 2016
— Thomas Paine (@FreeUSA1776) March 30, 2016
Natalie Seim The videos they showed, especially the last video was very telling. The evidence of DNA on the gun and holster is quite complelling. People need to look at the evidence. It’s there.
Lisa McDowell: Very clear in the findings…sadly I still think there will be backlash from BLM…I believe the officers involved should get an apology ftom BLM due to BLM stating and demanding they be arrested
Many others focused on the what this means for Minneapolis and our judicial system.
I’m not interested in revenge, only justice. Yet I’m troubled that the #JamarClark case will not be prosecuted transparently.
— Gregory Meyer (@GregMeyerTalk) March 30, 2016
— Christopher Rush (@Trumpet2015) March 30, 2016
— BROTHER SALEH (@Afro_AvantGarde) March 30, 2016
not surprised but still devastated about no indictment for #JamarClark leaves me wondering how we can adequately change this broken system
— yung*Native (@Bealwaysjune) March 30, 2016
So much missing in this report. My heart goes out to Jamar’s family and the community. #JamarClark
— Sarah Ashkar (@TrnsplantdToPal) March 30, 2016
— Sam Tyler (@RadNewsMedia) March 30, 2016