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BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRICAN AMERICAN " JAMAR CLARK " WAS SHOT IN THE HEAD BY MINNEAPOLIS POLICE AND DIES : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK HEROES "

                BLACK          SOCIAL       HISTORY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Young black man shot in the head by Minneapolis police dies amid mounting protests over the circumstances of his shooting - and claims he was in handcuffs

  • More than 50 people were arrested during the second day of protests over the death of Jamar Clark in North Minneapolis on Monday
  • Clark, in his 20s, died following police shooting on Sunday morning
  • Police said they were called to a home at 12.45am for a report of an assault
  • Officials said the man was interfering as paramedics treated the victim and that an altercation ensued when officers tried to calm him down 
  • They dispute claims he was in handcuffs when cop discharged his weapon
  • Witness said Clark was 'laying there' not resisting arrest when he was shot
  • Another woman said the shooting was witnessed by dozens of bystanders who yelled that Clark had been in handcuffs 
  • The state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is conducting a review






























































































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Killed: Jamar Clark, in his 20s, was shot 'in the head execution style' by police on Sunday while he was in handcuffs, according to protesters
Killed: Jamar Clark, in his 20s, was shot 'in the head execution style' by police on Sunday while he was in handcuffs, according to protesters
The young black man wounded in the head by a police gun while he was allegedly in handcuffs died tonight – amid continuing protests over the circumstances of his shooting.
The life support machine which had been keeping Jamar Clark alive was turned off at 7pm at a local hospital, according to his father James Hill.
His mother Irma Jean, aunts and uncles and several siblings were at his bedside when the shooting victim was pronounced dead.
His father made the journey to see his son die and afterwards was inconsolable.
Mr Hill had said his son suffered a shot to his head which 'blew out his eye and left him brain dead.'
Mr Clark, 24, who worked at a car wash in North Minneapolis, was one of 18 siblings.
Black Lives Matters were on the streets of the city and blocked interstate 94 and besieged the local police station.
More than 50 people were arrested during the second day of protests on Monday.
Hundreds of people protesting 24-year-old Mr Clark's shooting blocked the Interstate, shutting down the northbound lanes for about two and a half hours. Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Tiffani Schweigart said 43 adults and 8 juveniles who refused multiple orders to disperse were arrested.
The area remained tense as demonstrators chanted anti police slogans and called for justice.
Police have yet to comment on how the shooting happened and on claims that Mr Clark was in handcuffs when he was fatally wounded.
Two officers have been put on leave with full pay as an investigation is carried out.  
Mr Clark was shot after police were called to a north Minneapolis home at about 12.45am on Sunday for a report of an assault.
According to officers, he was interfering with paramedics who were assisting the assault victim.
At some point an officer fired his weapon.
On Monday morning, as protests swelled in the city, Police Chief Janee Harteau insisted that a preliminary investigation suggests Clark was not handcuffed. 
James Hill, left, who identified his son Jamar Clark as the black man shot by a Minneapolis police officer, is joined by other activists outside a police precinct Monday, hours before Mr Clark was taken off life support
James Hill, left, who identified his son Jamar Clark as the black man shot by a Minneapolis police officer, is joined by other activists outside a police precinct Monday, hours before Mr Clark was taken off life support
More than 50 people were arrested during the second day of protests on Monday  (pictured)
More than 50 people were arrested during the second day of protests on Monday (pictured)
Marchers stopped traffic on Monday night at an entrance ramp to westbound Interstate 94 before moving to the main freeway during protests over the shooting of Jamar Clark
Marchers stopped traffic on Monday night at an entrance ramp to westbound Interstate 94 before moving to the main freeway during protests over the shooting of Jamar Clark
Police said they were called to a north Minneapolis home (pictured) at about 12.45am on Sunday for a report of an assault when they found a man interfering with paramedics who were assisting the victim
Police said they were called to a north Minneapolis home (pictured) at about 12.45am on Sunday for a report of an assault when they found a man interfering with paramedics who were assisting the victim
Police claim the man was not in handcuffs and that he was shot during an altercation with officers. Lisa Neal-Delgado, who lived across the street, said multiple witnesses yelled that the man was in handcuffs 
Police claim the man was not in handcuffs and that he was shot during an altercation with officers. Lisa Neal-Delgado, who lived across the street, said multiple witnesses yelled that the man was in handcuffs 
Drew Evans, the state's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension superintendent, confirmed there were handcuffs at the scene but said it was not clear how or when Mr Clark was shot.
Nonetheless, protesters were out in force on Monday, claiming he was shot in the head 'execution-style'.
Nekelia Sharp, who lives across the street, Mr Clark was merely trying to talk to his girlfriend after their argument when he was handcuffed and then shot
Witness Teto Wilson saw Clark 'just laying there' and was not resisting arrest when he was shot, according to an NAACP statement on the incident. 
'Two officers were surrounding the victim on the ground, an officer maneuvered his body to shield Jamar's body, and I heard the shot go off,' Wilson said. 
Another woman who lived across the street from the shooting said she ran over seconds after she heard the shot. 
'All the witnesses were yelling they shot the man while he was already down and handcuffed,' Lisa Neal-Delgado wrote in a Facebook post. 
Neal-Delgado said Mr Clark was shot in front of 'dozens on witnesses' who police then began 'manhandling' after the shooting.
Some witnesses said police used pepper-spray on several people in the crowd and tried to push the large crowd back in what became an increasingly chaotic scene. 
Jason Sole, chair of the Minneapolis NAACP's criminal justice committee, said many black residents of north Minneapolis are upset.
'We have been saying for a significant amount of time that Minneapolis is one bullet away from Ferguson,' he said.
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Protesters organized by the group Black Lives Matter Minneapolis marched through the streets for a rally on Sunday, beating drums and carrying banners
Protesters organized by the group Black Lives Matter Minneapolis marched through the streets for a rally on Sunday, beating drums and carrying banners
About 250 people began at the scene of the shooting before the group arrived at the police department's Fourth Precinct headquarters, where they banged on the doors and demanded to be allowed inside
About 250 people began at the scene of the shooting before the group arrived at the police department's Fourth Precinct headquarters, where they banged on the doors and demanded to be allowed inside
'That bullet was fired last night. We want justice immediately.' 
Protesters organized by the group Black Lives Matter Minneapolis marched through the streets for a rally on Sunday, beating drums and carrying banners. 
About 250 people began at the scene of the shooting before the group arrived at the police department's Fourth Precinct headquarters, where they banged on the doors and demanded to be allowed inside.
Raeisha Williams with the Minneapolis NAACP told the Associated Press that protesters plan to stay at the precinct until the names of the officers involved are released.
Black Lives Matter Minneapolis is also demanding police release video footage documenting the shooting, which they say police took from the Elks Lodge community center across the street.  
Two officers are on paid administrative leave, which is standard practice after such an incident, according to Fox 9
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and police Chief Janee Harteau held a listening session with the community Sunday evening. 
Harteau revealed she had asked the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to conduct an independent investigation before adding that there is a lot 'of speculation out there' regarding how the shooting unfolded.  
'We need to know exactly what happened, we need to know the truth,' she said. 
'Everyone involved needs that and deserves that.' 
Some demonstrators sat down in the street as others chanted at Minneapolis police officers on Sunday night
Some demonstrators sat down in the street as others chanted at Minneapolis police officers on Sunday night
Raeisha Williams with the Minneapolis NAACP told the Associated Press that protesters plan to stay at the precinct until the names of the officers involved are released.
Raeisha Williams with the Minneapolis NAACP told the Associated Press that protesters plan to stay at the precinct until the names of the officers involved are released.
On Sunday night protesters demonstrated outside the 4th Precinct parking lot (pictured), claiming Clark was shot 'execution-style'
On Sunday night protesters demonstrated outside the 4th Precinct parking lot (pictured), claiming Clark was shot 'execution-style'


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