Police equals organized crime in Minneapolis?
Writer Lauren Floyd has an article in Daily Kos about the protests in Minneapolis as the trial of Derek Chauvin gets started. Of the protestors, she says, "In that effort, demonstrators also sought to bring attention to the more than 470 other people killed by Minneapolis police." A response to the article notes that those deaths occurred since 1984. I wonder if the Mafia has killed that many people since 1984. Maybe so. Or, maybe if they had, there would be a major crime commission and multiple arrests and convictions. At any rate, if it's true that Minneapolis police have killed 470 black people since 1984, I'd say that comes pretty close to qualifying as organized crime.
This trial should be a doozy. If a jury finds Chauvin guilty, the police force will react. If Chauvin is found not guilty, Minneapolis will react. Let's keep abreast of developments.
that would be quite astonishing. That is well over 10 per year.
If it is proved to be true, or even arguably true, it will come out as this trial proceeds. Or it will be disproved. There will be intense press coverage.
That was the number for all of Minnesota. Not by race. Should be noted that the period of time included the huge gang war surge where Minneapolis and the metro area earned the name Murderapolis.
Did an article on police deaths in Minnesota since 2000. MPD had 29. I don't think they killed over 400 in the 16 years prior to that and I doubt that many were killed by police in the entire state over that time frame.
say, "...470 other people killed by Minneapolis police." I'm taking the article with a grain of salt, as I originally wrote. But that's what it says.