The pilot program offered today is being billed as "a focused and intense conversation about the use of force in Minnesota," MPR News reporter Tim Nelson said. At this point it is unclear if participation in the program will be required or voluntary.
"The handcuffs aren't the only matter here,"activist Mel Reeves tells Weber..
"Right is right, wrong is wrong. ... People got away with killing Jamar Clark wrongly," Reeves added.
"We have to understand what today was and what it wasn't. What it wasn't was an attempt to excuse or address the community's concerns about Jamar Clark's death. What it was was a simple decision by a prosecuting agency and an investigative agency which focused on the standards under which they take action, the evidence that they had available to them and then a very brief discussion about how the community can move forward. " -- Former US Attorney Tom Heffelfinger.
"This is a mysterious thing that has happened."-- Mica Grimm, Black Lives Matter Minneapolis, on remaining questions she has about the shooting death of Jamar Clark.
"The law puts great burdens on prosecutors only to bring charges in the most serious of cases." -- Former US Attorney Tom Heffelfinger.
"You're right, it's hard to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he's officers didn't fear for their lives but we need to talk about why black people are looked at as dangerous and why they're feared from the get-go." --Mica Grimm, Black Lives Matter Mpls