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.
The Minnesota Senate adjourned on Monday evening without passing a budget. In response, Senator Omar Fateh (DFL-Minneapolis) released the following statement:
Senate POCI Caucus & Senate DFL members demand immediate negotiations of the Omnibus Judiciary and Public Safety Budget Bill
On Monday, members of the Senate DFL caucus joined the Senate People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus in sending a letter to Governor Walz, Speaker Hortman, Leader Gazelka, and other legislative leaders to express their determination to end the persistent racial disparities that plague the state of Minnesota.
Today, April 20th, the jury in the Derek Chauvin trial released a verdict of guilty on all three counts of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.