Episode 23 – Police Officer Convicted of Murder in Minnesota

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Transcript:

Hey Everybody. It’s Thursday, May 2, and today I am going to talk with you about something truly historic that just happened. For the first time in the entire history of the State of Minnesota, a police officer was just convicted of murder. Think about that. Minnesota was founded all the way back in 1858. That’s 161 years ago, and the very first officer — out of hundreds of fatal police shootings across the years — the very first officer was just convicted.

And it just so happened that the officer was not just Black, but was a Somali immigrant and a Muslim. And the victim was a white woman.

I’m glad he was convicted, but, if you think race and religion and nationality had nothing to do with this verdict, I’ve got a bridge to sell you.

Let’s dig in.

This is Shaun King and you are listening…

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One comment

  • Bee4me3

    In most cases where police departments usually stand up for their officers or just drag their feet with the procedures, I noticed none of that extra help happened for this young man… total Racial
    Basis… sad… they just threw him under the bus…

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