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Minneapolis Police Officer, Brian Cummings, has been charged with second-degree manslaughter and criminal vehicular homicide for fatally crashing his squad car into a pedestrian vehicle, causing the death of 40-year-old Leneal Frazier, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Friday. Cummings was in pursuit of a stolen vehicle in North Minneapolis when his marked squad car slammed into the driver’s side of Frazier’s Jeep at nearly 80 mph. Injuries Frazier sustained as a result of the collision were...

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Mohamed Noor, ex-cop who was initially looking at less time with the Supreme Courts’ decision to reverse his 3rd degree murder conviction a month ago, now faces 57 months. Noor having already served nearly 2 and a half years could be facing at least 2 more years now–after anticipating a release as early as October. Somali-American former Minneapolis police officer, Mohamed Noor, who was originally sentenced to twelve years in prison for fatally shooting 40...

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On Thursday evening, dozens of water protectors with the movement to stop Line 3 interrupted the installation of Mitchell Hamline School of Law’s new dean featuring keynote speaker Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. Others in attendance included Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan and state Supreme Court Justice Anne McKeig. During Ellison’s speech, the activists confronted the Attorney General about the Line 3 tar sands pipeline and his silence on the matter.  While inside the auditorium, multiple...

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Derek Chauvin, former Minneapolis police officer responsible for the murder of George Floyd has filed to appeal his murder conviction as of September 20 which was recognized by the courts on Sept 23. He requested and received approval by Judge Cahill for the State to pay $5,000 for his legal fees for his appeal. After we published our article, that decision was reversed. Chauvin was sentenced to 22.5 years in prison earlier this year, convicted...

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History changed when the first Black official was hired by the NFL in 1965, forty-five years after the NFL began. But today, we see another mark in history.  The first Black official hired by the NFL was a male; Burl Toler. But after 55 years, we see a drastic change in the system. Maia Chaka, the first Black woman to be hired by the NFL has changed the narrative in football. Chaka has stepped into...

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Former Georgia district attorney, Jackie Johnson, has been indicted for violating her oath taken in office to commit acts of honesty in regards to Ahmaud Arbery, who was fatally shot while jogging in Glynn County, Georgia. The tragedy occured last year, February 23rd, when unarmed Arbery was pursued by three white males–two, who were father and son. Gregory and Travis McMichael, the father-son duo, followed Arbery in a pick-up truck, armed, with backup William “Roddie”...

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Attorney Benjamin Crump, the attorney who successfully represented George Floyd’s family against Derek Chauvin, demanded the George Floyd Justice in Police Act be passed during the notorious March On For Voting Rights, August 28th. The George Floyd Act encompasses major policy changes regarding both law enforcement practices and accountability. The Democratic-led Senate passed the act, but has yet to have equal investment from the Republican side of things; which is necessary in enabling the bill....

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Minneapolis Police were in pursuit of a criminal suspect when they crashed into the vehicle of Leneal Frazier and killed him Tuesday morning. Frazier, an innocent bystander, was the uncle of Darnella Frazier the woman who captured George Floyd’s murder on camera. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Leneal Frazier, including Miss Darnella Frazier, who has now twice been directly impacted by lethal practices of the Minneapolis Police Department,” says civil rights...

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“What do we have in here today?” A content smile begins to show as a man pushes his hand through the ice and pulls out a cold bottle of sweet tea. The cooler with its beverage assortment has become a comforting staple in this South Minneapolis community where hope feels almost tangible, yet there is still enough trauma to go around.  The soothing sounds of a trumpet are often not far from the energy drinks...

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