Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges stands with Somali community - Arabic electoral video and reminder to report hate crimes
This is its Mayor, Betsy Hodges au naturale above and in her Arabic Muslim-friendly Somali electoral video below.
A couple of days ago, Mayor Hodges tweeted the apparently obligatory "I stand with" message of support to the Somali community.
I stand with our Somali community. We can't compound the tragedy of Justine Damond's death by turning to racism. https://t.co/Km6PVzGkEd— Betsy Hodges (@MayorHodges) July 19, 2017
The link she attached to her message resolves to this:
Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights
The mission of the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) is to enforce Minneapolis Code of Ordinances Title 7 (non-discrimination); and to promote understanding of civil rights among residents, businesses and government. The Department will carry out this mission by:
And the feature item therein:
The next day Mayor Hodges tweeted this:
Based on the facts the BCA released on Tuesday, the fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk should not have happened. https://t.co/JvqPgj1Opn— Betsy Hodges (@MayorHodges) July 20, 2017
Well might she say "the fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk should not have happened" - but she wasn't shot with a body camera holding a pistol.
Pistol - nil.
5159 Officer Mohammed Noor - nil.
Shot by Somali officer without apparent justification - nil.
But body camera - 19.
Any takers on the hate crime offer?