The state of Minnesota is not exactly known as a hotbed of racism; in fact, as far as the United States goes, it has a fairly decent record of progressivism and is home to a sizable enclave of Somali refugees. That being said, police tried to pull a Rodney King the other night in South Minneapolis. I’ll let the article do the rest of the talking:
Al Flowers, a Minneapolis activist who spoke out last week against increasing violence in north Minneapolis, was arrested after an altercation with police officers at his home early Saturday.
Flowers, 55, was treated at Hennepin County Medical Center and then booked at 4:30 a.m. in the Hennepin County jail on pending charges of assaulting a police officer, according to Minneapolis Police.
His family and friends say that Flowers suffered injuries to his head and torso during the arrest, and by late Saturday, leaders of the black community were demanding a meeting with the mayor and chief of police
I’m normally very supportive of the police, but this is one of those times where their actions appear to be indefensible.