Sunday, November 29, 2015

Jamar Clark

Jamar Clark, who was unarmed, was shot by in the head by a police officer on Sunday, November 15, 2015, sparking protests. (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

What we know about the death of Jamar Clark from

Jamar Clark: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know from, quote from this article below:
"Witnesses say Clark was handcuffed and knocked to the ground before he was shot, the NAACP says. Police have denied claims that Clark was handcuffed before the shooting, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune."

Also on this site is some info about how white supremacists shot five Black activists and about the protesters:

Protesters have said they are willing to stay at the precinct as long as it takes to get justice and have their demands met. According to a Facebook post, they are demanding five things. They want to see footage from the incident, they want an independent investigation (not by another police agency), they want the media to cover eye-witness testimony (not just the police’s point of view), they want full community oversight with full disciplinary power and they want officers to live in the communities they serve.

Shooting at Protests in Minneapolis: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know from

How Did Jamar Clark Die? from, quote from this article below:
"Even if Clark was not handcuffed, there is a separate question of whether the use of deadly force was appropriate in the situation. Just as the death of Freddie Gray brought new scrutiny on a Baltimore Police Department with a long, troubled history with its citizens—and particularly citizens of color—the police in Minneapolis are about to come under new scrutiny.

“We’ve been saying for a long time that Minneapolis was one bullet away from Ferguson. Well, that bullet was fired last night,” Jason Sole, an associate professor of criminal justice at Metropolitan State University and a member of the local NAACP chapter, told the Star Tribune.


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