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Police Shooting of Assault Suspect Sparks Protests in Minneapolis

November 16, 2015  | 

Black Lives Matter is protesting the shooting of an assault suspect by Minneapolis officers. (Photo: Minneapolis Star-Tribune video screen shot)
Black Lives Matter is protesting the shooting of an assault suspect by Minneapolis officers. (Photo: Minneapolis Star-Tribune video screen shot)

Black Lives Matter activists in an encampment blocked the main entrance to the Police Department’s precinct headquarters in north Minneapolis Monday in the wake of police shooting and critically wounding a man over the weekend.

The activists have alleged that 24-year-old Jamar Clark, who is black, was unarmed and handcuffed when he was shot early Sunday on the street in the 1600 block of Plymouth Avenue N. during a struggle with police.

Police Chief Janeé Harteau has said her department’s “preliminary” finding is that Clark was not cuffed by officers who were responding to a report that Clark was assaulting his girlfriend. The state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is leading the shooting investigation.

The last word from police was that Clark was being treated at Hennepin County Medical Center. They have yet to disclose his condition. Nekima Levy-Pounds, president of the Minneapolis NAACP, countered that Clark had been “shot and killed” by police.

Clark’s relatives gathered Sunday at HCMC, where a physician told them that their loved one was brain dead, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

Comments (9)

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Concerned Citizen @ 11/16/2015 5:29 PM

It sure looks like Obama is building an army to attack LE. All the unvetted refugees, combined with Black Lives Matter. I guess he's just asking for Marshal Law, and UN Blue Helmet troops to calm things down. The people in DC are using the Hegelian Dialectic, creating more chaos. Not lessening it. The picture above on the far-right is Michael Brown. Who had a thug lifestyle. When white thugs die like Bonnie & Clyde nobody sheds a tear. But when a Black Thug dies, it's always evil whitey! I've seen cases of Whites running from LEOs, and getting shot and killed. Some dude named Ireland. There were no riots and looting, nothing. I don't see BLM sticking up for Mr. Ireland. So only Black THUGS Lives Matter. Not White criminals who run from LEOs...

Percy @ 11/16/2015 10:30 PM

You sir and most others on this site are racists.
And Obama is building an army to attack le, pitiful, insane, and presumably briught on by Ambien and gin.

keith720 @ 11/17/2015 1:57 AM

Wow, Percy, pulling the race card? Where is the "Black Lives Matter" outrage over the THOUSANDS of black youth that have been killed by other blacks since the thug, Michael Brown was killed? selective outrage is sheer hypocrisy.

DaveB @ 11/17/2015 7:43 AM

Clark had assault his wife, she was in an ambulance and he was interfering with the Paramedics who were trying to treat her. That's why the police were called. Why isn't "Black Lives Matter" supporting her, his victim.

S.S. @ 11/17/2015 11:33 AM

b.l.m. is a pathetic group just like percy. seems to me that if the p.o.s. clark had not been beating his girlfriend then police wouldn't of had to go out to that location. It's really sad that these assholes who beat their girlfriends or wives, weren't shown the proper way to treat a female, even when she just pisses you off. DON'T PUT YOUR HANDS ON A FEMALE IN THAT MANNER!!!
If there was a male role model this probably wouldn't of happend. It's b.s. that these idiots that are b.l.m. weren't there and yet they think they know what was going on. How much credibility do you have when you have a P.O.S. SCUMBAG like michael brown on your banner. Oh yeah that's who I wanna be like. A bully who robbed a storeowner assaulted him , and an officer that was doing his job, and then gets shot and killed cause he was trying to kill the officer GROW THE FUCK UP!!! ALSO PUT YOUR DAMN HANDS DOWN, CAUSE THAT SHIT NEVER HAPPEND!!!

Percy @ 11/17/2015 11:48 AM

Temper, Temper, and with an abundance of video available showing le beating the crap out of females you have a lot of nerve saying " DON'T PUT YOUR HANDS ON A FEMALE IN THAT MANNER!!!"

S.S. @ 11/17/2015 12:44 PM

this is on a daily basis with this guy. I do mean it. When you put your hands on a female out of anger and just wanna beat her, well then your no man. I bet you're a big fan of greg hardy?

Fed Cop 1 @ 11/18/2015 7:18 AM

Hey Percy, where are all the video of "le beating the crap out of females"? Haven't seen those yet, or are you still editing them?

Bob peterson @ 11/19/2015 4:24 PM

First, black lives matter is so racist, it's ridiculous. I'm pretty sure Clark wasn't handcuffed. Police aren't shooting black males for the hell of it. Get into a police car and start assaulting a police officer and get shot, run at a police officer with a gun and get shot. Get into a fight with an officer, grab their gun and get shot. Young black males are creating the problem. Police need to protect themselves and don't hesitate. If you feel like your life is in danger, let the lead fly. Most blacks are good people, it's a few that hurt their race. People like Percy. I know many black people who work like me, raise good kids, teach them right from wrong,don't think the police are killing blacks for no reason.remember, blacks are killed blacks at a rate higher than all other groups combined. We need to regulate the use of firearms by young black males, forget about racial profiling, young black males need to be regulated .

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