4 Yrs Later, No Quick “Justice" for Jamar Clark Like the White Woman Got in Minneapolis [Police Chief Fired, Bodycams Mandatory, Black Cop Convicted & $20M Settlement in Less than 2 Yrs]

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From [HERE] and [HERE] Another lawsuit involving the city of Minneapolis and the family of Black man who died at the hands of a white police officer, is under scrutiny. 

On Tuesday, a federal Judge ordered city leaders to reconvene with the parents of Jamar Clark in a closed-door meeting. Clark was 24-years-old when he was shot and killed by a police officer in 2015. The officer claimed Clark was reaching for his gun during a struggle in north Minneapolis. 

However, witnesses have said the shooting occurred while Clark was handcuffed and not resisting. Teto Wilson said he saw Clark "perfectly still, laying on the ground" when he was shot. Keisha Steele, who lived near the area of the shooting, said she saw Clark's hands behind his back. The shooting occurred in front of Ze'Morion Dillon-Hokins and Darrell Gross' houses. Dillon-Hokins said he saw Clark putting his hands up when police approached him. Officers handcuffed Clark and "choke-slammed" him, then shot him in the face. [MORE]

However, Clark's parents claim he was the victim of excessive force. They filed a wrongful death claim with the city and a civil rights lawsuit in federal court in 2017. Two years have passed without resolution. 

"It seems like they're trying to kick our case under the rug," James Clark, Jamar's father, said.

When the judge learned city leaders rejected a settlement offer by Clark's attorney on the same day they announced a historic deal with relatives of 40-year-old Justine Ruzszyk Damond, the judge ordered both sides to meet in a closed-door mediation session at the federal courthouse in Minneapolis. 

The announcement of the Damond settlement, by the mayor and members of the City Council, came just three days after Mohamed Noor, who is black, Somali and Muslim, became the first Minnesota police officer convicted of murder in an on-duty killing.

[Additionally the white police chief was fired less than one week after the incident. Also, less than two weeks after the shooting, Minneapolis acting police chief Medaria Arradondo announced that police officer body camera usage would now be mandatory during all calls and traffic stops.].

"It's totally baffling why the City Council didn't accept our settlement offer," said Bill Starr, Clark's attorney. 

Starr described the offer as nowhere near the amount of the Damond settlement, which was reached in record time and in the historic sum of $20 million. City leaders declined to say why it took the Clarks' offer off the table. Clark's father suspects there is a racial double standard in the justice system. 

"They're just making it worse for black people because it was a racist thing, ya know," said Clark.

The city's own records disclosed it has paid out many times in officer misconduct cases before. Since 2006, 170 claims have been resolved totaling nearly $20 million. They are taxpayer dollars.   

As for the Clark case, there is more to come. A trial is set for July, but if a deal is reached before then, or the case thrown out, then a trial would be avoided. 

AND THERE WAS NO NEED FOR    TEDDY BEARS   , CANDLES, SIGNS OR HOLDING HANDS & SINGING SONGS IN THE CASE OF  Justine Ruzszyk Damond . JUSTICE WAS STARBUCKS QUICK. THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE CHIEF, JANEE HARTEAU, RESIGNED AT THE MAYOR’S REQUEST [IN PHOTO], LESS THAN A WEEK AFTER A BLACK COP FATALLY    SHOT AN UNARMED AUSTRALIAN WOMAN    WHO HAD CALLED 911 FOR HELP.    in THE SYSTEM OF RACISM/WHITE SUPREMACY    ANON EXPLAINS   :  ‘IT IS RARE FOR A WHITE POLICE OFFICER TO BE PUNISHED FOR USING EXCESSIVE FORCE AGAINST A BLACK MAN, WOMAN, OR CHILD. IT IS JUST AS RARE FOR A BLACK POLICE OFFICER TO USE EXCESSIVE FORCE AGAINST A WHITE PERSON.      IN FACT, THE AUTHORS WERE UNABLE TO FIND A SINGLE INSTANCE OF A BLACK POLICE OFFICER SHOOTING OR KILLING AN UNARMED WHITE PERSON IN THE HISTORY OF MODERN LAW ENFORCEMENT. THIS IS NOT SURPRISING BUT IT IS ABSOLUTE PROOF THAT THE BLACK INDIVIDUAL OPERATING WITHIN A SYSTEM OF WHITE SUPREMACY CANNOT MISTREAT WHITES EVEN IF HE OR SHE IS WEARING A UNIFORM, A BADGE, AND CARRYING A GUN.’

AND THERE WAS NO NEED FOR TEDDY BEARS, CANDLES, SIGNS OR HOLDING HANDS & SINGING SONGS IN THE CASE OF Justine Ruzszyk Damond. JUSTICE WAS STARBUCKS QUICK. THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE CHIEF, JANEE HARTEAU, RESIGNED AT THE MAYOR’S REQUEST [IN PHOTO], LESS THAN A WEEK AFTER A BLACK COP FATALLY SHOT AN UNARMED AUSTRALIAN WOMAN WHO HAD CALLED 911 FOR HELP.

in THE SYSTEM OF RACISM/WHITE SUPREMACY ANON EXPLAINS: ‘IT IS RARE FOR A WHITE POLICE OFFICER TO BE PUNISHED FOR USING EXCESSIVE FORCE AGAINST A BLACK MAN, WOMAN, OR CHILD. IT IS JUST AS RARE FOR A BLACK POLICE OFFICER TO USE EXCESSIVE FORCE AGAINST A WHITE PERSON.

IN FACT, THE AUTHORS WERE UNABLE TO FIND A SINGLE INSTANCE OF A BLACK POLICE OFFICER SHOOTING OR KILLING AN UNARMED WHITE PERSON IN THE HISTORY OF MODERN LAW ENFORCEMENT. THIS IS NOT SURPRISING BUT IT IS ABSOLUTE PROOF THAT THE BLACK INDIVIDUAL OPERATING WITHIN A SYSTEM OF WHITE SUPREMACY CANNOT MISTREAT WHITES EVEN IF HE OR SHE IS WEARING A UNIFORM, A BADGE, AND CARRYING A GUN.’