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Video: Minneapolis Relatively Quiet After Jamar Clark Shooting Decision

March 31, 2016  | 

VIDEO: Minneapolis Relatively Quiet After Jamar Clark Shooting Decision

After Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman’s announcement Wednesday morning that no charges would be filed against police officers involved in the shooting death of Jamar Clark, supporters took to the streets of Minneapolis last night demanding "Justice 4 Jamar." The protests were relatively peaceful compared to the siege the city experienced for 18 days after the shooting.

Activists planned several rallies across the city, with intentions to converge in front of Hennepin County Government Center downtown in the evening.

One group of protesters started at the location of the fatal Nov. 15 shooting on Plymouth Avenue, and began marching toward downtown. The rally garnered dozens of protesters along the way — soon numbering in the hundreds — as they made their way toward the Government Center.

A second rally organized by Black Lives Matter Minneapolis started much closer to downtown, in Elliot Park at the corner of 11th Avenue and 14th Street. By 6:30 p.m., the rally had gathered dozens more protesters, and was growing quickly.

Both groups met in front of the Government Plaza LRT station at around 7:10 p.m. There, leaders spoke to the group about the injustices of the criminal justice system, and Jamar Clark's case, WCCO TV reports.


Comments (8)

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Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 3/31/2016 1:00 PM

These protesters are wrong. There's no point in protesting over a dead criminal who got what he deserved. I'm just glad that the protesters aren't being violent. I guess Chief Harteaus message got through.

OK then @ 3/31/2016 3:55 PM

It is interesting that despite the DA's office taking the time to explain how they came to their conclusion the people are still up in arms.

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 3/31/2016 6:15 PM

Yes, black lives matter and the NAACP don't care what the evidence shows. They just want to be right.

kevCopAz @ 4/1/2016 7:10 AM

I agree with others, the system looked at this, cleared the officers and to any thinking person after hearing the facts and the results would say OK, end of the story, crime has its consequences. I am amazed when these groups use such bad examples to show their point! They jump on ANY shooting, seemingly never thinking at all about the facts. Sadly there are occasions where the cops do something wrong and there is a wrongful death, well protest those not the criminal who just loses the fight. DAH! Yet look who is protesting, anyway BLM "movement!. Are we surprised? Just like when a fool or a lier makes a statement,both of whom have never told the truth or made any rationale statement, we should just ignore them, ignore what they "demand" and just LOL. BLM are lier, fools and malcontents who should be ignored.

GyMack @ 4/1/2016 6:07 PM

One mistake that is being made by the good guys is not arresting the 12 witnesses who "saw Jamar Clark" handcuffed and then murdered by one of the cops.
The Chief had to follow the evidence, instead of her cowering to the criminals. She was caught on video dancing to the beat of hands up, don't shoot in the past. A lot of good officers on MPD. Most of City Council are racists/bigots and hate it when the evidence clears the officer(s).
NAACP, BLM, and all similar groups are racist/bigots.

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 4/2/2016 8:34 PM

GyMack, I agree. Chief Hateau is an idiot. It must be uncomfortable to have a Chief that agrees with "black criminal lives matter". I heard that you have to be a certified idiot to join bclm.

Robert @ 4/4/2016 8:48 AM

GyMack...where do you draw the lines on arresting people when their 'eyewitness' statement does not align with physical evidence?
Eyewitness testimony is terribly inaccurate...and easily swayed by the events.
--In the past few years dozens of people have been exonerated for sexual assault as DNA testing gets better....should the victim who testified about who their assailant was be arrested, if it proves they were mistaken?
--Should the multiple LEOs who said that the victim in the CPD LM shooting all be arrested...they all signed a statement that LM was an active threat the LEO who shot him? One even signed a sworn statement that LM injured the officer?

Or should we only arrest people who make mistakes giving testimony that doesn't agree with the agenda you want to pursue...you know, the truly evil people...not the 'honest mistakes' made in the examples I gave.

Your hypocrisy is apparent in your statements.

OK then @ 4/6/2016 9:15 AM

I agree eyewitness accounts are dodgy at times, but there is a world of difference between misremembering an incident and blatantly lying to investigators.

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