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Noor verdict reinforces need for justice system overhaul

 / Protesters on University Ave. temporarily shut down the Green Line following the not guilty verdict in the police killing of Philando Castile / Paige Elliott/MSR News

Minnesotans who live in the heart of the “Jim Crow North” are familiar with the methods used to enforce racist segregation and economic disparities between Black Indigenous People of Color and their White counterparts.

Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder

May 10, 2019 | Last week’s verdict against former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor was met with mixed reactions from our communities of color, including African American, Somali American and indigenous communities.

This case represents the inherent bias of the policing and (in)justice system and its reinforcement of White supremacy in the current political and economic system.

Noor was the first officer in Minnesota history known to be prosecuted and convicted for the murder of a civilian. The charges were less than desired and not a proper consequence for his actions.

Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar was formed after the November 2015 murder of Jamar Clark by the Minneapolis Police Department. We stand in solidarity with all victims and families of police crimes.

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