From our Friends, STEVE KARNOWSKI, KEVIN BURBACH, Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Activists from Minneapolis' black community spent four months demanding the release of videos and other evidence after a black man was fatally shot in a confrontation with two white police officers. When it finally was made public and a prosecutor announced the officers wouldn't be charged, they were enraged.
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman on Wednesday cleared the officers, saying forensic evidence backed their account that 24-year-old Jamar Clark was not handcuffed and was struggling for an officer's gun when he was shot. Clark ignored warnings to take his hand off Officer Mark Ringgenberg's gun, leading Officer Mark Schwarze to shoot Clark as the officers feared for their lives, Freeman said.
"Ringgenberg communicated to Schwarze that Clark had his firearm and that Schwarze should shoot Clark. Schwarze did. His actions were reasonable given both his observations and Ringgenberg's plea," the prosecutor said.
Commentary from: Lynn J. Cheramie III, Founder, National Organization For All Races
Here we go again. Burn your city to the ground because once again you feel you've been wronged that's intelligence at it's best! How come Black Lives Matter never goes to the cities where White Cops are actually convicted and sentenced, which are a lot more than not!