Monday, November 16, 2015

What Happened To Jamar Clark?

Minneapolis Police investigating death of unarmed man while in custody.

Back in the summer, the conservative agitators were pissed that members of the #BlackLivesMatter movement chanted "Pigs in a blanket, fry 'em like bacon" at the Minnesota State Fair.

Many in law enforcement (i.e. Republican-elected lawmen) were saying that the rhetoric from Black Lives Matter inspires cop killings.

Black Lives Matter dismisses the criticism. The activists want the police reform. They want those in law enforcement held accountable for reckless calls. They say that the junk food media is trying to paint the group as domestic terrorist and the like.

If it wasn't for DeRay McKesson, Shaun White, and Bree Newsome, you wouldn't hear about the story of Jamar Clark.

Jamar was gunned down by the Minneapolis Police. According to the witnesses, he was shot by the law while being handcuffed.

The family quickly wen to social media to announce the death of Jamar. It got picked up by #BlackLivesMatter and now it's getting national attention.

The death of Jamar has the law doing an investigation to why deadly force was used in the encounter.

 Jamar was suspected in an assault, and was interfering with emergency workers trying to provide aid to a victim. He was shot during a physical struggle, police said.

But witnesses say Jamar was not resisting arrest and was laying on the ground when he was shot, according to the NAACP.

The state takes over the investigation. The issue is still ongoing. The law hasn't released the names of the officers who were involved in the encounter.
Minneapolis Police dispute the witness encounter of Jamar being shot while being detained.
There is video footage of the encounter but it's being held back pending an investigation if the lawmen made a reckless call.

Now protesters are demanding to view the video. They want the names of the officers who were placed in the freezer pending a grand jury decision.

Police Chief Janeé Harteau said Sunday afternoon that her department’s preliminary information is that the man was not handcuffed when police shot him.

Anger and distrust fueled a rally called by Black Lives Matter Minneapolis that began at 3 p.m. at the shooting scene and continued into the evening a few blocks away outside the police department’s Fourth Precinct headquarters.

The protest began with about 250 people ringing the block where Clark was shot, to create a “no-cops zone.”

Rally speakers held firm to the view that Clark was handcuffed when shot and voiced doubt that a BCA probe could be impartial.

“I want to acknowledge that this is a very difficult situation for everyone involved: For members of our community, members of the Minneapolis Police Department and their families, and for the people that are standing here beside me,” Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau said. “We need to know exactly what happened. We need to know the truth. Everyone involved needs that and deserves that.”

World News Today send our condolences to the family of Jamar Clark.

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