Today, Monday June 28, the People of Color and Indigenous Caucus (POCI) introduced a number of amendments to the Public Safety and Judiciary budget bill. This is in response to the absence of several necessary accountability measures in the current bill language. The POCI Caucus is also calling on Governor Walz to use his executive authority to enact several reforms. The POCI Caucus released the following statement.
This month, President Joseph Biden proclaimed June 2021 as National Immigrant Heritage Month. In recognition of the contributions to Minnesota made by our immigrant communities, the People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus released the following statement:
Nine-year-old Trinity Ottoson-Smith was struck by a stray bullet on May 15th and passed away yesterday at North Memorial Health Hospital. Trinity is the second child to pass away of three children who were shot in North Minneapolis in recent weeks.
Today, May 25, is the first anniversary of the murder of George Floyd. The Minnesota People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus released the following statement:
Six-year-old Aniya Allen was shot in the head during a shooting in North Minneapolis on Monday. She passed away at the Hennepin County Medical Center on Wednesday afternoon.