The Minneapolis Police officers involved in shooting and killing Jamar Clark last year will not be charged with criminal wrongdoing, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced at a press conference today. An investigation found that Clark was not handcuffed when he died, Freeman said—a crucial point of contention between activists and the police.
On Thursday night, four days before unnamed gunmen shot five people at a Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis, video surfaced of two men driving toward ongoing demonstrations around the police shooting of Jamar Clark, one of them carrying what appears to be a handgun. “We’re going to see what these fucking dindus are up to,” one of the men says near the beginning of the video. “And yes, we are locked and loaded.”
Three undercover Minneapolis cops are suing the city, county, and state of Minnesota after their names were made public in connection to an investigation into prostitution at city massage parlors. The officers’ complaint would be understandable if it weren’t for the circumstances under which their names were released: they were reprimanded for allegedly having gone a little too deep undercover during the hooker bust, if you’re picking up what I’m laying down.
In January, a St. Paul, Minn., father was tased and arrested by police while waiting in a public seating area to pick his kids up from school. His video of the disturbing encounter just surfaced this week—in the description on YouTube, he says the phone he used to record it was confiscated until months after the incident.
In a bizarre and devastating press conference Wednesday, the father of the 9-year-old boy who snuck on a flight to Las Vegas this weekend sobbed and begged for assistance with his consistently troubled son. With his face totally covered by a hat and black hoodie, the unidentified father cried, “I’ve been asking for help. No one stepped up to help.”
The 9-year-old boy who flew to Las Vegas without a ticket isn’t new to such shenanigans. He apparently has a “history” of taking the light rail without his parents to a local water park where he would sneak in by hiding with large families. And just two weeks ago, the boy stole a car and was arrested on the highway.
Haven't you always dreamed of seeing Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich awash in in the twinkling light of party glitter? Now you can, thanks to gay activist Robert Erickson, who glitter-bombed Gingrich at a Minneapolis book signing on Tuesday night.