It was a short first day in the trial of officer Jeronimo Yanez, charged in the killing of Philando Castile during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights last summer. The jury pool is filling out questionnaires about their potential as jurors. There’s no question on it asking the jurors their race; that’s illegal in Minnesota. So reporters were left today to look at individuals and try to figure out race and ethnicity. Read more →
When the Minnesota Lynx put on warm-up T-shirts memorializing two black men killed by police, the Dallas police officers killed in an ambush, and calling for us to look to ourselves for change, it was too much for Minneapolis police officers to take. Read more →
‘The media is complicit in this morbid voyeurism, when it chooses to be,’ one writer says.
If not for the videos, ‘we wouldn’t be having these conversations at all,’ counters another. Read more →