Revolution starts in the mind. Question everything!— Bryant McGillThe Minneapolis Police Department’s (MPD) body camera footage from the officer-involved fatal shooting of Thurman Blevins as well as the Hennepin County Attorney’s announcement not to charge the officers have gone viral across our country.Most of the media coverage and commentary have centered on two factors: Blevins had a gun and ran despite being ordered to stop by police. For some people, those two factors justify the shooting of Thurman Blevins. That does not hold true for me and many others. Rather than accept the situation as a “given,” I question whether other similarly situated police encounters are treated the same.MPD officers readily informed the public that they “feared for...
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Are all police confrontations equal? We need to question justifications for the Blevins shooting