“Police shootings — thankfully — are relatively rare,” says Levy-Pounds. “But racial profiling is not rare. Police harassment is not rare. … And those are the issues of reform that still need to be addressed.”
Governed by the school board, Minneapolis Public Schools are almost entirely independent of the mayor’s office. That doesn’t mean the candidates don’t have anything to say about education, though.
Several thousand gathered Thursday at J.J. Hill Montessori School and the governor’s residence to protest the killing of Philando Castile by a St. Anthony police officer.
Saturday’s third annual Minnesota Malcolm X Conference will explore the black leader’s political and philosophical legacy.