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Man Who Pulled Gun on Black Muslim Teens in McDonald's Arrested

The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said it was a "hate incident."

Lloyd Edward Johnson / screenshot (KSTP-TV)

By Luke Visconti and Sheryl Estrada

Lloyd Edward Johnson used his gun to threaten four Somali-American teens at an Eden Prairie, Minn., McDonald's. The racist has been arrested.

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McDonald's Manager Kicks Black Teens Out After Racist Allegedly Threatens Them With a Gun

"I don't give a f**k, get out of my store now," the manager told the teens.

Screenshot via Tweeter of alleged gunman

UPDATE: Nov. 23, 2018 at 1:27 p.m.

Man Who Pulled Gun on Black Muslim Teens in McDonald's Arrested

ORIGINAL STORY Published Nov. 21, 2018

What started out as an ordinary trip to a Minnesota McDonald's ended up with a racist pulling a gun on a group of Somali-American teens and a manager yelling for the the group to get out, despite their lives being at risk.

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People With Disabilities Forced to Live in Assisted Care Facilities

Some close to the issue are claiming this is a civil rights matter.

Minnesota has a civil rights issue. Thousands of people with disabilities who can't find quality home care are forced to resort to living with people three times their age. The state of Minnesota is paying for 1,500 people who are under the age of 65 to live in assisted living. This is the case with 25-year-old Korrie Johnson.

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Officials Saw Signs of 'Abuse,' 'Neglect' in Black Children Killed in SUV Crash But Did Not Intervene

Oregon DHS officials were also aware of previous allegations of abuse in another state.


Officials were aware of signs of abuse and neglect but said there was "no identified safety threat" in the home of the six Black children who were adopted by Jennifer and Sarah Hart, according to records from the Oregon Department of Human Services. They also knew that Jennifer Hart had been accused of abuse when the family was living in Minnesota.

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Security Guard Who Shot Self, Blamed Nonexistent Black Man Dodges Jail Time For Now

Brent Ahlers may serve no time at all for his deadly lie that put Black men in danger.

A university security guard who mistakenly shot himself and cried wolf that a Black man was the perpetrator may not serve a single day in jail for his dangerous lie.

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Philando Settlement Marred by More Law Enforcement Racism

"She'll have that spent in six months on crack cocaine … I hope she loses all her state and county aid now she has this cash," Deputy Tom McBroom tweeted about Diamond Reynolds.

Diamond Reynolds / YOUTUBE

The St. Anthony City Council in Minnesota voted to give Diamond Reynolds $675,000 as part of a total $800,000 settlement for her emotional distress and wrongful arrest following the fatal officer-involved shooting of her boyfriend, Philando Castile. In response, a Rice County sheriff's deputy, who is also a city council member, took to social media to say that Reynolds would spend her settlement on crack cocaine.

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Australian Woman Shot by Cop Raises Questions About Body Cam Effectiveness

Body cam policies do not translate to transparency or accountability.


The fatal shooting of an Australian woman in Minneapolis, Minn., over the weekend has sparked debate about police body cameras — which department policy dictates must be activated "prior to any use of force."

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Officer Who Shot Castile Leaves Police Department

Jeronimo Yanez will receive $48,500 from the department in exchange for his departure.


The police officer who fatally shot Philando Castle last July was not legally held accountable for Castile's death. And now, he will receive $48,500 (minus deductions and tax withholdings, media reported) in exchange for leaving the department that employed him at the time of Castile's death.

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'It's OK, I'm Right Here with You,' 4-Year-Old with Philando Castile Tells Mom in Squad Car

Video shows the girl comforting her mother Diamond Reynolds in a police car following the shooting death of Castile.

A four-year-old girl was in the backseat of Philando Castile's vehicle when Jeronimo Yanez, a St. Anthony Police Department police officer, fired his weapon into Castile's car seven times during a traffic stop on July 6. Although one of the bullets logged just 16 inches from her car seat, a video shows the girl had the courage to comfort her mother.

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Video Shows Philando Castile Did Not Have to Die

Dashcam video shows what happened before police killed Castile during a traffic stop.


Philando Castile was killed by a police officer during a July 6, 2016, traffic stop for legally owning a firearm while Black, according to dashboard camera video released Tuesday.

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Officer who Killed Philando Castile Claims He Feared for His Life

Philando Castile disclosed to Officer Jeronimo Yanez that he was carrying a gun and was reaching for his permit when Yanez opened fire.

Officer Jeronimo Yanez (l) is charged with killing Philando Castile. / REUTERS

(Reuters) — The Minnesota policeman who shot and killed Philando Castile last year feared for his life and was simply trying to protect himself, his lawyer said on Monday at the start of the officer's trial on second-degree manslaughter charges.

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White Man Who Shot 5 BLM Protesters Gets 15-Year Sentence

Allen Scarsella's actions were fueled by "repugnant, racist ideas," said the presiding judge.

Allen Scarsella

Allen Scarsella was sentenced to 15 years and two months in prison on Wednesday for shooting and injuring five Black men near a Black Lives Matter (BLM) demonstration in Minneapolis on Nov. 23, 2015.

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