Minneapolis Activists Refute ‘Ridiculous’ Defense of Cops Who Shot Amir Locke
22-year-old Amir Locke was shot to death by police in the early morning in his apartment in Minneapolis on February 2, 2022, and protests have erupted nationwide. Mayor Jacob Frey held a press conference and activist and civil rights attorney Nekima Levy Armstrong interrupted with demands from the community. She and Michelle Gross, president of Communities Against Police Brutality, discuss the horrendous murder and the community’s reaction.
Rania Khalek is a Middle East-based journalist for Breakthrough News. . Her journalism has appeared at The Grayzone, Jacobin, The Nation, The Intercept, FAIR, Vice, The Electronic Intifada, Al Jazeera and more. .