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Black Lives Matter Assessing Protests As Clark Shooting Investigation Continues.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The latest in the investigation into the fatal shooting of a black man by Minneapolis police that has sparked days of demonstrations (all times local): The head of the Minneapolis chapter of the NAACP says the governor’s comments about video from the night of Jamar Clark’s shooting reinforce the public’s need to see the footage for themselves and draw their own conclusions.MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — People who’ve been protesting outside the Minneapolis Police 4th Precinct for the past week say it’s time to re-evaluate their strategy.One week after Jamar Clark was fatally shot by police and protesters surrounded the Police Department’s Fourth Precinct station to demand answers and evidence, Black Lives Matter Minneapolis met Sunday to decide what to do next.

Nekima Levy-Pounds said in a statement posted on Facebook that the public should see the video, rather than rely on the perspective of one government official who is not a trained expert. Authorities say the 24-year-old Clark was shot during a struggle with police, but some people who say they saw the shooting allege Clark was handcuffed. Federal and state authorities have resisted releasing the footage—from an ambulance, mobile police camera, public housing cameras and people’s cellphones—because they said it doesn’t show the full incident and making the recordings public would compromise their investigations.

He also called on the Minnesota legislature to “address the racial disparities in North Minneapolis and elsewhere in Minnesota.” “I will also urge the Department of Justice lawyers and the U.S. Clark’s cousin Kenya McKnight asked that there be no rallies on the day of the funeral, saying the family “does not want it to be political.” At least two dozen people attended Sunday’s meeting in a storefront on W. A white rhinoceros has been euthanized at San Diego Zoo Safari Park after a series of illnesses, leaving only three northern white rhinos in the world—all at a sanctuary in Kenya, protected from poachers by round-the-clock armed guards.

Keith Ellison, D-MN, and were pleased that he urged that any videos of the Nov. 15 shooting “be provided to the family and released to the public as soon as it does not affect the investigation negatively,” Montgomery said. Dozens of demonstrators huddled around bonfires early Sunday in frigid temperatures at an encampment outside a Minneapolis police station that they have said will not be dismantled until their demands are met. FBI spokesman Kyle Loven has said agents are gathering facts, interviewing witnesses and considering all available evidence to determine whether there was a federal criminal violation. At the 29 second mark, you can see Jamar’s body appears to be lifeless on the ground with his hands in handcuffs, just as numerous witnesses have reported from day one.” The jerky, handheld video depicts at least one officer with a pistol drawn and bystanders yelling at officers.

But it’s a high legal standard to meet because an accident, bad judgment or simple negligence on the officer’s part isn’t enough to bring federal charges. Protest organizers say one thing is certain, even if the fires outside the precinct stop burning, the group will not stop pursuing what it calls “Justice for Jamar.” We’re still waiting to see what may have come out of community meeting Sunday. We think they’re guilty, but let the court decide.” Both officers involved in the shooting, Mark Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze, have been placed on standard administrative leave.

They have marched in the streets and blocked the police headquarters chanting, “arrest the officer or arrest us.” “We need to know exactly what happened,” Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau said. “We need to know the truth. Everyone involved needs that and deserves that.” Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. They keep growing and/or changing, and many are not permitted by current law. “I will fight with my dying breath for anyone’s First Amendment rights, but in my view, the protest at the Fourth Precinct has accomplished the realistic goals: a federal investigation (the speed of which is unprecedented) and the names of the officers. Many of my constituents want: access to Plymouth Avenue; a Fourth Precinct that is fully functional; a good night’s sleep without helicopter noise and the like; etc.

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