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Latest Police Killing In MN Further Militarizes Region During Chauvin Trial

Minnesota National Guard and law enforcement members stand guard outside the Brooklyn Center Police Station after a police officer shot and killed a Black man in Brooklyn Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 12, 2... Minnesota National Guard and law enforcement members stand guard outside the Brooklyn Center Police Station after a police officer shot and killed a Black man in Brooklyn Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 12, 2021. - A suburb of Minneapolis was under curfew early April 12, 2021 after US police fatally shot a young Black man, sparking protests not far from where a former police officer was on trial for the murder of George Floyd.Hundreds of people gathered outside the police station in Brooklyn Center, northwest of Minneapolis, with police later firing teargas and flash bangs to disperse the crowd, according to an AFP videojournalist. (Photo by Kerem Yucel / AFP) (Photo by KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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April 12, 2021 5:13 p.m.

The police shooting on Sunday that resulted in the death of a 20-year-old Black man, Daunte Wright, came in one of the most law-enforcement-dense regions in the country: The Twin Cities area of Minnesota, where residents have for two weeks watched the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, accused of the murder of George Floyd. 

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