Many Whites believe the officers’ fear of being lured into an ambush is legitimate because they would process it the same way.
On August 3, the Justice for June Committee held a news conference at the Minneapolis City Hall Rotunda, citing the officers’ complaint history and their aggressive behavior on the call as reasons why they should be terminated. The committee pointed to the Blevins shooting as part of a bigger cultural problem within the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD). They are calling on a third-party investigation.
“You have justified police murder since you’ve been in office Mike Freeman,” she said while commandeering the conference alongside Blevins’ family and community members.
The video, released Sunday night, starts with the officers approaching Blevins, who is seen sitting on a curb with a woman and child. “He’s got a bottle of gin,” one officer can be heard saying. Then an officer says, “He’s got a gun!” and the officers get out of the car and order Blevins to put his hands up.
In spite of the group’s deadline, Frey released a statement shortly after the news conference that said, “At this point, I can say with confidence that the video footage will be released by the end of July.”
There has been much written and talked about regarding this tragedy. And then, as if nothing happened, silence has descended with the sentiment to “let’s just all move on.” How is that possible for his loved ones?
You want to talk bias? What in the hell does this have to do with his being riddled with bullets? Journalistic justification after the fact?
Parishioners packed the sanctuary at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church hoping for a peaceful resolution after a Minneapolis police officer reportedly shot and killed 30-year-old Thurman Blevins Saturday evening following a brief foot chase
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey announced Wednesday plans to release body camera footage in the June 23 fatal police shooting of Thurman Blevins. Mayor Frey’s decision follows days of rallies, vigils, and demands from community members. According to police reports, Blevins was shot multiple times by police during a foot chase which lasted several blocks. He […]
Unanswered questions have surfaced as the case plagues the streets of North Minneapolis. One is whether Blevins had a gun as the police have stated in their reports. According to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), two 911 calls reported a man shooting a handgun, identified by one caller as silver.