The MSR hit the streets to get people’s initial reactions to the Noor verdict and sentencing and ask what this means to the Black community.
A collective trauma continues to rock communities of color following the murder conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor.
But Burton, a recovering addict and former convict, turned the strength of prevailing against personal adversity into a resource for others to do the same.
BVMM sponsored the evening at the Minneapolis Urban League, hosted by Robbins and activist Bill English and moderated by former Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton.
Like many victims I met, Marina suffered gruesome violence at the hands of her boyfriend. Marina testified at trial that her boyfriend tried to rip out her tongue and that she believed his threats to kill her and her 10-year-old daughter. The jury agreed and convicted him.
Where is the lock ‘em up and throw away the key sentiment towards opioid users that politicians showed towards crack dealers?