Thursday, June 22, 2017

Some cops complain after being asked they can't march in Twin Cities Pride parade

The Star Tribune reports:
Twin Cities Pride organizers are asking police officers not to march in the big Minneapolis parade on Sunday in light of the Philando Castile case and continued tension between officers and marginalized communities.

After St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted Friday in the shooting death of Castile, many who plan to attend the parade voiced their concerns about a police presence, organizers said.

The annual parade, which draws about 350,000 people, has started in previous years with several marked squad cars and uniformed police officers heading down Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis.
The tolerance of the LBGT community in Minnesota !