• Black Male Executed by Minneapolis Police. Protestors in a Stand Off

    Update: Monday November 16th, 5: 20 AM.

    Protestors continue in from of the 4th Precinct. A Press Conference was announced for 9 am

     

     

     

    Earlier today Sunday Nov. 15th, Jamar Clark, was shot by Minneapolis Police Dept. while unarmed and handcuffed at the intersection of James and Plymouth in North Minneapolis.

    Via Michael Mcdowell

     

    Overwhelmingly, neighbors are recounting that Jamar was handcuffed while shot and that the police threatened residents to leave the scene immediately after the incident. Jamar Clark was rushed to the hospital and the family reports that he is brain dead. Audio from the call with dispatchers can be heard below. 

    CBS Minnesota notes that a 10 year old has been identified as a witness to the execution: 

    “He said mom, they just shot that man out there,” Tequila Dillon said.

    Dillon said her 10-year-old son was among those who saw an officer shoot Jamar Clark. A friend of Clark’s said he was involved in an altercation with his girlfriend. Witnesses said when an ambulance arrived to help her, Clark was standing near it. A struggle then ensued between Clark and officers, and that’s when witnesses say he was shot.

    “My baby is 10-years-old. There is no way my son should have witnessed that. He shouldn’t have to come and tell me piece by piece what happened,” Dillon said.

     Furthermore, Teto Wilson, Northside Community Resident and Business Owner reported that:

    "The young man was just laying there; he was not resisting arrest. Two officers were surrounding the victim on the ground, an officer maneuvered his body around to shield Jamar's body, and I heard the shot go off"

     

    Protestors arrived at 3 PM to honor the life of Jamar Clark and affirm that he was executed by police. By dusk protestors had taken over the area in front of the precinct and staged a sit-in demanding that the officer responsible for the killing be arrested. 

     

    Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, to the frustration of protestors refused to address there concerns.

     


    The situation is a standoff between protestors and the police. An officer went so far as to draw a gun on two protestors.

     

     

     At the time of this writing protestors continue holding the street. Follow #justice4jamar for updates.

     

     

    -Filiberto Nolasco Gomez 

     

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