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Thursday, 27 November 2014

minneapolis 1 Demonstrators and first responders tend to the injuries of a woman who was hit by a car which plowed through protestors in the intersection of East Lake Street and Minnehaha in South Minneapolis on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 A car honked its horn before driving through a crowd of protesters in Minneapolis on Tuesday. The Star Tribune spoke to witnesses who said the driver plowed through the demonstrators, pulling at least one person under his car. The rally attendees were protesting the decision not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for killing unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown. KSTP (the station that brought us #pointergate) reports that the woman was taken to a hospital and her injuries were not life-threatening. minneapolis 2 A car plows through a Ferguson rally after protesters blocked an intersection in South Minneapolis on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. minneapolis 3 A car plows through a Ferguson rally after protesters blocked an intersection in South Minneapolis on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Several protesters jumped on the hood of the driver's car and he eventually came to a stop. He was questioned by police, but the latest reports say he has not been arrested. Minneapolis has its own racially-tinged law enforcement issues, as was evidenced by a recent ACLU of Minnesota report that found a jarring racial disparity in arrests for minor offenses. The report found that a black person was 8.86 times more likely to be arrested than a white person for disorderly conduct, 7.54 times more likely to be arrested for vagrancy and 11.5 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession.

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Demonstrators and first responders tend to the injuries of a woman who was hit by a car which plowed through protestors in the intersection of East Lake Street and Minnehaha in South Minneapolis on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

A car honked its horn before driving through a crowd of protesters in Minneapolis on Tuesday.
The Star Tribune spoke to witnesses who said the driver plowed through the demonstrators, pulling at least one person under his car.
The rally attendees were protesting the decision not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for killing unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown.
KSTP (the station that brought us #pointergate) reports that the woman was taken to a hospital and her injuries were not life-threatening.



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A car plows through a Ferguson rally after protesters blocked an intersection in South Minneapolis on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014.
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A car plows through a Ferguson rally after protesters blocked an intersection in South Minneapolis on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014.

Several protesters jumped on the hood of the driver's car and he eventually came to a stop. He was questioned by police, but the latest reports say he has not been arrested.
Minneapolis has its own racially-tinged law enforcement issues, as was evidenced by a recent ACLU of Minnesota report that found a jarring racial disparity in arrests for minor offenses.
The report found that a black person was 8.86 times more likely to be arrested than a white person for disorderly conduct, 7.54 times more likely to be arrested for vagrancy and 11.5 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession.

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