Just three years ago, the Fourth Precinct was the site of an 18-day occupation by activists and community members following the shooting death of Jamar Clark.
Protesters rally, march, vow to keep up the pressure Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau’s resignation Friday at the request of Mayor Betsy Hodges marked a dramatic end to an intense week. In a released statement, the mayor said that she had “lost confidence” in Harteau’s leadership and “it is clear that she has lost the […]
“Justice for Jamar! Justice for Jamar!” The crowd of nearly 150 heard those chants as they gathered with others in the same empty lot across from the Fourth Precinct in North Minneapolis, where Jamar Clark was killed on November 15, 2015. The memory of Clark’s death is still fresh for the family as well as […]
Law enforcement panel cut short as tensions rise By Ivan B. Phifer Contributing Writer “We are tired of hearing a bunch of lies, and that’s all we are hearing,” said an emotional James Clark, the biological father of 24-year-old Jamar Clark, who died November 15 last year at the hands of Minneapolis police. This […]
Other cities explore new visions of public safety The demand for community control of police was placed on the national political agenda in August when over 50 organizations, under the banner of the Movement for Black Lives, adopted the political platform, “A Vision for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom and Justice.” The […]
But there’s lots of hypocrisy Did U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger actually say his “heart goes out” to the Clark family, and that he has a son near Clark’s age, after making sure that the law allowed Minneapolis cops to get away with his murder? Few were surprised by the announcement last week that the U.S. […]