Potter said she did not intend to use deadly force against Duante Wright. She stated she didn’t recall saying “I’m going to go to prison” immediately after the shooting. Safiya Mohamed reports
Author: Safiya Mohamed
Potter Trial Poses Questions of Fallibility and Accountability
Racial Justice scholar Dr. Yohuru Williams says the trial underscores the need for broader conversations that address police brutality and reimagine public safety. Safiya Mohamed reports.
The Work Continues to Preserve George Floyd Square
Jeanelle Austin is Executive Director of the George Floyd Global Memorial; it’s her job to maintain the space and preserve over 3000 offerings at the square. Safiya Mohamed reports.
Families and Educators Tackle the Education Gap
Over the weekend, education advocates gathered for a forum titled ‘Are Public Schools in Minnesota Failing Black Children? Safiya Mohamed reports
Lessons Learned from the Public Safety Charter Amendment
On election day, Minneapolis voters failed to pass a charter amendment for a new public safety department. Now what? Safiya Mohamed reports
Families Gather to Remember Demetrius Hill
Community members gathered Saturday at the Wilder Recreation Center to mark the anniversary of Demetrius Hill’s death, a Black man who was shot by St.Paul Police in 1997. Safiya Mohamed reports.
Minnesotans Protest Police Brutality, BCA
On Friday community members gathered to observe the National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality. They held a vigil outside of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Office in St. Paul to honor lives lost to police violence.
Students Wrestle with Campus Hate Crimes
Early last week flyers with racist language were put up on the University of St. Thomas campus in St. Paul. They targeted Native Americans and included a link to a white nationalist website. Safiya Mohamed reports
Asma Mohammed Fought for Victims of Sexual Assault – and Won
For four years Asma Mohammed worked to end the Minnesota statute of limitations for sexual assault. Earlier this month, the statute was lifted. Safiya Mohamed reports.
Voters Are Deciding the Future of Public Safety in Minneapolis
A recent poll found that 49% of Minneapolis residents support the proposal for a new Department of Public Safety; 40% oppose the proposal and 10% are undecided. Safiya Mohamed reports