Yet Another Black male Shot and Killed by Police

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Jamar Clark Family

Scribe: Samuel Otis



As the oligopoly media outlets focus mass attention on the terrorist happenings in Paris, France – police terrorism continues domestically.  Yet another unarmed Black male was shot three days ago in North Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Jamar Clark, 24, was pronounced dead at a Minneapolis hospital Monday night after being shot by local police.  Demonstrations began immediately as eyewitnesses were outraged, the crowd decrying “he had handcuffs on him.”

According to police documents, paramedics were called after Clark allegedly assaulted a woman, upon arrival Clark returned and reportedly interfered with the paramedic efforts to assist the woman, who has been identified as Clark’s  girlfriend.  Police received the call around 1 a.m. Sunday.  The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has taken over the investigation. 

Onlookers have claimed they saw the man on the ground handcuffed when a single shot rang out.  Through an NAACP released reports, Barbershop owner Teto Wilson said, “The young man was just lying there; he was not resisting arrest," and continued, "Two officers were surrounding the victim on the ground, an officer maneuvered his body around to shield Jamar’s body, and I heard the shot go off."

The officers involved have been place on paid leave pending the outcome of the investigation; the officers were not equipped with body or dash cameras.  It is unknown why the officer’s names have not yet been released. 

Mayor Betsy Hodges in a written letter has requested that the FBI conduct a civil rights investigation

Nekima Levy-Pounds president of the local chapter of the NAACP said in a video recording, “I’m tired of our people being killed like animals in the streets, and there being a lack of accountability within this criminal justice system.  I’m not afraid.  I’m sick and tired of this.”

Many around the country share her sentiment.

UPDATE:  The officers involved in the shooting death of Jamar Clark are, 30-year-old, Mark Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze, 28, of the Minneapolis Police department.   


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