Voices From the Fourth Precinct
With helicopters flying overhead, this past Friday evening people gathered at Minneapolis’ 4th Police Precinct to mourn and remember Jamar Clark with a candlelight vigil and march. The week-long police station shutdown waged in response to Clark’s death while in police custody includes incidents of guns being leveled by the police at the protesters. One of the protesters lined up in gun sight was Jeremiah, son to Minneapolis School Board member, Kim Ellison.
Transgender Day of Remembrance Observed
November 20th is the International Transgender Day of Remembrance.
The observance was founded in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a trans woman who wanted to call attention to widespread violence against transgender people and to memorialize Rita Hester, who was murdered in Allston, Massachusetts in November of 1998.
Police Disperse Protesters In North Minneapolis Rally
As protests roiled North Minneapolis, authorities named the two Minneapolis police officers involved in the shooting death (recently ruled a homicide by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner) of Jamar Clark.