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Minnesotans testify about racial injustice to international audience: The U.N.

May 2, 2023

Mothers, fathers and significant others who lost Black loved ones to police interactions tearfully shared their pain and grief. They spoke of watching their loved ones' last moments on Facebook Live and feeling like the public put them under a microscope while they were still trying to grieve.

Karen Wells, the mother of Locke, who was shot and killed in a no-knock warrant in Minneapolis last year, called on the U.N. to look at the effects such killings have on entire families. Her 6-year-old granddaughter is already wary of police, she said.

"They always want to say, 'There are good cops as well,' but there are also good Black boys, good Black men," Wells said.

Read more about the U.N. delegation's visit to Minneapolis in the Star Tribune.

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