Minneapolis: Daunte Wright killing by police near city sparks unrest

Tear gas has been fired and a curfew imposed amid angry protests after police fatally shot a black man in a traffic stop in the US city of Brooklyn Center, just north of Minneapolis. The man has been identified by relatives as 20-year-old Daunte Wright. Brooklyn Center’s mayor issued a curfew that lasted until 06:00Continue reading “Minneapolis: Daunte Wright killing by police near city sparks unrest”

GOP Attorney Fined $10,000 for Bogus Election Challenges Against Ilhan Omar, Other Democrats

A Minnesota attorney has been fined $10,000 for signing Republican voters onto election challenge lawsuits against the state’s Democratic officials, among them Representative Ilhan Omar, without their knowledge or permission. Attorney Susan Shogren Smith was sanctioned by a Minnesota court on Friday after she “bamboozled” voters into being named as plaintiffs in five complaints aimed atContinue reading “GOP Attorney Fined $10,000 for Bogus Election Challenges Against Ilhan Omar, Other Democrats”

Growing tension in Minneapolis as trial looms in Floyd death

Barbed wire and concrete barriers surround the courthouse where the former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd will soon go on trial, a sign of the deep uneasiness hanging over a city literally set ablaze almost a year ago in the anger over his death. Mayor Jacob Frey and Gov. Tim Walz, bothContinue reading “Growing tension in Minneapolis as trial looms in Floyd death”

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