North Mpls Ferguson vigil gets tense after arrest of woman holding "Don't Shoot" sign [VIDEOS]

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Rachel Bean on Facebook
People wave their hands in the air outside MPD's 4th Precinct headquarters in protest.
Last night, in commemoration of the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown at the hands of police in Ferguson, Missouri, hundreds turned out to observe a moment of silence at the Minneapolis Urban League on the North Side.

A short time later, a woman carrying a "Don't Shoot" sign who participated in the vigil was arrested on the street by the Minneapolis Police Department for reasons that remain unclear, prompting a protest outside the MPD's 4th Precinct headquarters.

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Here's video of the arrest:



Here's another video of the immediate aftermath:



And here's another video, this one suggesting the woman, who uses the name Brittany Brisofancy on Facebook, was arrested was for jaywalking:



The person who posted that video, Jack Moore, writes that when cops were asked what the woman was arrested for, they didn't offer an explanation, but said they "had to look into it."

Whatever the reason, Brittany's arrest converted the vigil into a protest: One witness tells us the atmosphere quickly became tense:



But police de-escalated the situation by releasing Brittany and then ripping up her ticket: With her ordeal through, Brittany struck a defiant note:

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Nisaa Johnson on Facebook

While others drew conclusions that don't reflect well on the MPD: Shortly after Brittany's arrest, we got in touch with MPD spokesman John Elder seeking more information. He told us he'd send us the police report this morning. We haven't heard back as this is published, though it's unclear what public records are available since Brittany's ticket was ripped up.

Send your story tips to the author, Aaron Rupar. Follow him on Twitter @atrupar.





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Paul Watson
Paul Watson

F the police. Time to start taking back OUR streets. OUR towns. OUR government. Bunch of thugs.

Logan Erickson
Logan Erickson

This happened in north Minneapolis? The same neighborhood where the people don't even want the cops around? And this surprises people? I'm sorry, but going to a public place and paying respects to a wrongful death is one thing. But going to a police department and "observing a moment of silence" to a precinct that has no ties to ferguson let alone the same state is picking a fight with the wrong people and passively trying to cause trouble. This whole thing is being blown way out of proportion thanks to mistakes being made on all fronts, police, citizens, and media.

Reier Erickson
Reier Erickson

Chris Dahlen Go read the CNN page again... The officer quo shot had NO idea he was a suspect in a robbery. Interesting how they released that little info when it had NO bearing on the case, huh? Idiot.

April Hayes
April Hayes

An unarmed young man was killed!!! How can people not see the horror and call for protest? I hope all you ignorant people die off!!

Nita Vs Nene
Nita Vs Nene

They said it was cigars which is usually behind the counter with the clerk. they also saying his friend was involved if so why hasn't he been arrested yet. There are so many holes in this story but the truth is going to come out soon.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

People should note what phony racists Tea Party Republicans are on this issue.  They think the biggest danger from big government is giving poor children food stamps.   They blindly support cops with military weapons shooting unarmed citizens.   Remember folks, its only government overreach to Tea Party hypocrites when the victim of big government is a minority.    The Tea Party only supports racist deadbeat ranchers who don't want to pay taxes.  

Nita Vs Nene
Nita Vs Nene

Actually they saying she was arrested cause she crossed the street at the light while they were in pursuit to a stabbing. They waited 30 minutes after this happened 6 squad cars showed up and why couldn't they write her a ticket instead. They noticed her in a crowd after the protest and decided to arrest her. There is a video showing all the cars pulling up you would have sworn she murdered someone.

Eric Shawn Smith
Eric Shawn Smith

Stealing food from a convenience store is sooooo 30 years ago.

Jason Johnson
Jason Johnson

The race card does get thrown around loosely sometimes I agree. In this case very justifiable. When was the last time you heard of a white citizen getting gunned down by the police for allegedly stealing 20 worth of goods? Forget that scenario how being gunned down by the police period unarmed?

Mike Jones
Mike Jones

Mark Bendickson Or you could, ya know, read the article which says she was arrested for jaywalking.

Mark Bendickson
Mark Bendickson

I find it hard to believe she was arrested just for "holding a sign". Of course, I don't expect City Pages Minneapolis to actually get any facts, because that might make this less 'click bait'.

Doug Mayer
Doug Mayer

The cops admitted he was unarmed. Multiple eyewitnesses say that he had his in his hands in the air. How much evidence do you need?

Eduardo Gallegos Parra
Eduardo Gallegos Parra

What is going on here? Cops writing tickets meanwhile thugs shootin' up the area. What ARE the priorities of the MPD Mayor Hodges?

Chris Dahlen
Chris Dahlen

No jason. People are believing what they want to believe. Its too bad that a life was lost, but we dont know everything yet and peole are throwing the race card every chance they get and stereotyping law enforcement as some evil entity. If this kid was the innocent, angelic, productive member of society that he's been made out to be, then let justice be served discipline the officer. I'm waiting for more info before i start blindly "demanding justice".

Jason Johnson
Jason Johnson

That he's a suspect of a robbery. Ok so that mean execution? What are u saying Chris?

Reier Erickson
Reier Erickson

So, let's say that is true, that he shoved a convenience store clerk and stole cigarettes... Why then, is he still gunned down as an unarmed suspect.

fuckthe99percent
fuckthe99percent

You guys are your own worst enemy. Instead of cleaning up your neighborhood and better yourselves, you go stage a meaningless protest. You deserve your station in life. It's what you've earned. Please don't stop having children, especially girls. When I go slumming at augies I need some young booty waved in my face. Please keep the circus freaks coming. 

Emily Flower
Emily Flower

Ignorant? This is the United States. There is nothing ignorant about using your voice. The little power of individuals united equals a little more power. Unknown? Watch the press conference, and then revisit the ignorant comment.

Jason Johnson
Jason Johnson

Whats is known is an unarmed young man was gunned down after giving himself up. What's else is there to know?

Chris Dahlen
Chris Dahlen

I love how all these ignorant people are protesting something that still has many unknowns.

Patrick Kane
Patrick Kane

Boy, it sure looks like she was asking for it... WTH?

swmnguy
swmnguy topcommenter

We have to de-militarize the police in America.  Violent crime is way down in America over the past 3 decades.  Turning the police into a militarized force is completely inappropriate to our situation.

Moreover, it doesn't work.  You don't send an army detachment to do a cop's job.  Armies kill other armies.  That's their job.  Cops solve crimes, break up fights, seek out and arrest suspects in criminal cases, and serve as a conduit for the community to solve ongoing problems.  If cops didn't carry guns, they would have absolutely no resemblance to soldiers.

We don't allow soldiers to be deployed inside the United States, for very good historical reasons.  Turning the police into soldiers is the horrible idea of those who live in fear and rage, but it's a disaster for our society. That's why we used to reserve calling out the National Guard for totally out-of-control situations, of either natural disaster or rioting.  Because those situations are rare, and beyond what we have police for.  They're different.  Sending the National Guard to handle every domestic situation is a violent nightmare waiting to happen.  It's so inappropriate it prompts consideration of what the true motivation for that trend really is.

Nothing good, that's for sure.

OlWillyClinton
OlWillyClinton

Did you even read the article? Your comment tells me you didn't. Go read it, then come back and comment.

JeffMpls
JeffMpls

There is nothing wrong with protest. You protest AFTER it has been proven that wrongdoing was committed. 

josh019
josh019

@MicheleBachmann this is why I feel compelled to point out the difference between the Tea Baggers and libertarians / Ron Paul types.  The former support the police and military blindly and the latter question those institutions in just about every situation.

andrew_rahme
andrew_rahme

Actually, I was RIGHT THERE when it happened.  And what the article is saying is literally what happened.  Her ONLY 'crime" was holding a sign.  And when we walked to the police station and demanded answers, they released, ripped up the ticket in front of us, and sent the Lieutenant out to apologize for his officers behavior.  They didn't charge her with anything, they didn't read her her rights, and it took 5 cop cars to arrest one young woman.  Over 15 of us have the arrest on video.  You, like many other people who make comments like this weren't there and sound really arrogant and ignorant when you blame the victim.  

JeffMpls
JeffMpls

Three years ago, a black police officer shot and killed an unarmed white guy (a veteran to boot) in Texas because the white guy called him a racial slur. Notice how the Obama-run media conveniently kept that story silent?

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@fuckthe99percent At least those people have the cajones to get up off their asses and protest instead of hiding behind a keyboard in momma's basement making racist comments like a fucking coward. It figures that mingtran, the racist troll, would be your only 'like' on such a moronic statement. You are a disgrace to your race.

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

They are protesting so that these "many unknowns" come to light and not get swept under the rug. Really? You're too stupid to understand that?  

JeffMpls
JeffMpls

@swmnguy You want a less intrusive police force, yet you vote for Big Government every election cycle. Ironic.

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@josh019 @MicheleBachmann Ron Paul, the racist homophobe? You've got to be kidding - there is little difference between the two groups. Both a bunch of clueless assholes. 

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@andrew_rahme These cops had at least better get an unpaid suspension for this stupidity. 

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@JeffMpls You are making that up.  If you were telling the truth you'd post a link to the story or provide the names of people involved.  Instead you just tell lies because you think everyone is as dumb as you. 

swmnguy
swmnguy topcommenter

@JeffMpls  What are you talking about?  You assume I'm a Democrat.  You would be wrong.  Or, perhaps you assume I'm a Republican, because Republicans seem to love all this militarization of society.  Again, you are wrong.

Your wrongness exposes even more of what is wrong with America.  Both "parties" are in fact arms of the same ideological party.  The Military Corporate Party.  The fact that you can make such flawed judgments of my political beliefs show how entirely you have been fooled by the false dichotomy that you have allowed others to make your reality.

I feel sorry for sheep like you. 

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@swmnguy @JeffMpls jeff blindly supports the police and no doubt gets his jollies off drooling over the brainwashed navy seals and their killing ability.


does jeff get that there is no need for a military like we have and that police and military are more corrupt than ever before. and dumb too, cops are so dumb its hard to believe


jeff likely lives in a tiny house in a ok neighborhood. he makes average wages and his vote and support automatically go to the bourgeoisie candidate that is indirectly responsible for his low  wage  

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@mingtran @digitalprotocol @JeffMpls @swmnguy please let us know how voting militarizes police, or how voting does anything?  American citizens have no say in any of this you freaks. 


the entire economy is propped up by 2 illegal wars. without those wars, countless companies and workers would be flat broke

swmnguy
swmnguy topcommenter

@mingtran  You, Ming, I don't feel sorry for.  You have embraced your militant ignorance.  You have learned to love the whip and collar of your enslavement.  You will continue to support your own suppression, and call it "freedom."  For you to respond to my quote against the militarization of the police with the utterly inadequate comment that I "vote for militarizing police;" either you're too enfeebled to understand that your comment is pre-refuted by my own comment, or you're throwing flinging poo and unwilling to use the brains God gave you.  Having seen your comments for a few years, I'll vouch that it's the latter.

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

@digitalprotocol @mingtran @JeffMpls @swmnguy Sure we do. You should've got on the Ron Paul tip. By not realizing the FED is our biggest problem and getting caught up in all the useful idiot propaganda, you support the shit out of some militarized police. Get out sometimes man, it's fun.

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

@swmnguy Come up with something new then, you fool. See, there is a difference between "words" and "actions". Your words say one thing, but your actions say the opposite. All you ever do is throw your hat behind the status quo and "hope it will be different this time." Of course you prove it. Every. Freakin. Time.

You are the very idea of 1984: "Suppression is freedom. Freedom is suppression." Get a life, dork.

ChazDanger
ChazDanger topcommenter

@mingtran More idiotic and painfully incorrect statements from a guy who thinks insults and guesses qualify a winning argument.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@mingtran @digitalprotocol @swmnguy I can't wait to see the excuses ming makes when the GOP blocks Rep. Hank Johnson's bill to end the militarization of the police.    Ming is a racist Republican shill.  He'd rather complain and insult than get something done. 

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

@ChazDanger @mingtran @swmnguy It's all right there in his statement to me and contained in his history. Pretty simple to prove, virtually impossible to refute.

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

@digitalprotocol @mingtran @swmnguy bour·geois

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  1. 1.of or characteristic of the middle class, typically with reference to its perceived materialistic values or conventional attitudes."a rich, bored, bourgeois family"synonyms:middle-class, propertiedMoreantonyms:proletarianunconventional
    • (in Marxist contexts) upholding the interests of capitalism; not communist."bourgeois society took for granted the sanctity of property"synonyms:capitalistic, materialisticmoney-orientedcommercial"bourgeois decadence"antonyms:communist
nounnoun: bourgeois; plural noun: bourgeois
  1. 1.a bourgeois person."a self-confessed and proud bourgeois"synonyms:member of the middle class, property owner"a proud bourgeois"
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digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@mingtran all the shit you say is tea party rhetoric. lazy and stupid ideas based on white power and greed

swmnguy
swmnguy topcommenter

@mingtran @ChazDanger @swmnguy  Go right ahead, Ming.  Prove something, if it's so simple.  But you can't.  You never have.  All you have ever done is mistake me for somebody else.  You recite these Glenn Beck/Fox News/Alex Jones soundbites that make no sense and don't apply to anything I have ever posted.  And then when I point out that you don't make any sense and can't form an argument, you say, "See? It's all right there in his statement."

And the crowd in your head goes wild.

You haven't made a single point in your entire history of commenting on this site, other than when you make racist comments.

By all means, "prove" something about me and my comments.  You won't, though. Because if you never make a coherent comment, it is indeed difficult to refute the nonsense you spout.  You will just come back with an irrelevant, off-topic copy-paste from a website that speaks to you on your level.

Heck, it's almost 4:00 PM.  Must be time for you to go deliver pizzas.

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

@digitalprotocol oh bullshit. you would've supported RP or any other third party candidate that represents actual change. virtually everything you support is establishment. even you're stupid ass "99 plants or nothing" mantra is establishment. why would you put limits on yourself if you were so anti-everything? Most everything I say is cited and easily proven. 


Give me specific examples of what you speak of, smallfry. Otw, you just look even more useful idioty.

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

@swmnguy I prove things in every post. You're just so whacked out you don't get it. If you support less rights for individuals, how am i more enslaved than you?


Wasting money at a hyper pace is the status quo, the reason being it makes us look more solvent to foreign creditors if the FED keeps propping us up That's why we are trying to start four wars, education is outrageously expensive, police need to militarize,  alternate fuels will never  be implemented, etc.

And how do you fight to make it right? By standing by every single candidate with a "D" behind their name and making sure you yell loudly that it is all "R's" fault, fulfilling that useful idiot prophecy where nothing ever gets done but in-fighting, making sure that wedge issue goes on forever. 

If you wanted something different, your actions would support that. What else should I demonstrate for you? P.S.- when you call someone out for not demonstrating points, you should demonstrate your points as well, ie. my supposed racist comments, that I parrot Beck and Jones (Jones is ok, but Beck is a real insult), my occupation, etc. What a pussy you are.

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@mingtran @digitalprotocol

third party candidates are not viable on executive level dude...


99 plants is the law in CA and seems reasonable. simply promoting its success. this is a civilization we live in with shared responsibilities. 


MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@mingtran @swmnguy Mingtran is racist, homophobic troll who does nothing but parrot his boss Rush Limbaugh. He is a coward and as was well-stated above, nothing but a "poo flinger."   P.S. Ming, you stupid fuck - the Republican'ts are the ones who started the wars we are in and you can thank Obama's superior foreign policy skills for keeping us out of a couple of more. If that dolt Romney or worse yet, McCain had won, there is little doubt we'd have boots on the ground in Syria and Iran. Also, you should do a little research and see which party is the champion of Big Oil and constantly decrying every effort by the Obama admin. to get us away from it. Are you really that stupid or just flinging your poo around your cage again? 

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

@digitalprotocol Who says?, we've never had one.


Why not all that you can handle?


You are establishment.

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

@MNjoe You poor little guy, you never should have been born. You've never actually said anything in any of your comments. Ever.  

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@mingtran @digitalprotocol youre pro police and military... i am anti police anti military


you do the math

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@mingtran @MNjoe I've said plenty - you're just too stupid to actually understand any of it. But, as a racist homophobe, there's a lot in this life you don't understand. Have you been able to stay away from the little boys lately, Ming? 

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

@digitalprotocol I'm so anti police I fight for as many plants as one wants, while you only fight for 99. I'm so pro military I fight against the FED, creator of all wars. Dumbass, you're just not worth it..

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

@MNjoe What a pussy projector. You have little boys on the brain. Pervert.

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@mingtran @MNjoe Ha! Glad you actually know the definition of projecting. Now look in a fucking mirror and repeat the word over and over until it actually sinks in to that malfunctioning brain of yours. 

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

@MNjoe You're a sick, twisted, pervert that should be killed for projecting what you want to do to little boys. However, admission is the first step. Get some help, dork.

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@mingtran @MNjoe Just trying to keep you away from them. Why do you hate gay people so much, Ming? Don't you realize that a loving consensual relationship between two adults of any gender is OK?  That touching little boys or little girls is not OK? No one ever taught you that?  P.S. Don't you have a job besides trolling on this site? 

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

@MNjoe You said I hate gay people, fucktard sociopath. For the tenth time: I'm not a  little bitch that sets my profile to private like you, real easy to click my history and see I've never said anything negative about gay folks. 

Why yes, I do thanks. Do you have a job besides trolling on this site? Pussy, fucktard, projector sociopaths need to kill themselves. Stat. 

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@mingtran @MNjoe Hey, you're not that nurse who was trolling the internet trying to get people to kill themselves, are you? Seems like your M.O.  You've said plenty of negative things about gays, women, and especially blacks over the months you've been trolling here. I don't want to waste my time scrolling through your manifeso of hatred to prove it - you may also have deleted some of the worst comments - you know, the ones where you're screaming at me or others in sick graphic detail about how their mother should have aborted them, etc. Yeah - that's the mark of a healthy mind, isn't it Ming? There are plenty of other sane commenters on here that would back me up on that. P.S. Are you calling me a pussy because you want to fuck me, or are you so repulsed by a woman's pussy that you use it as a derogatory term for others? Either way, it's just a sign of more mental issues. Well, have a great day - I'm off to work! (and my profile is set to private exactly because of sick, dangerous trolls like you. I'm sure we'll see you on the news in some nutbag shooting someday but sadly, we won't know it's you.)

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

@MNjoe Sociopath of all sociopaths with nothing to say. Doesn't realize how mentally ill he is. Can't prove anything, projects everything. Has nothing to live for. We know you hate yourself. Do it already.

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@mingtran @MNjoe Hmmmmm...you're telling me (and others) to kill themselves -  you constantly make comments about people you think should have been aborted - and you're calling me a sociopath? Project much?  The level of your stupidity and insanity is very entertaining.  Bwahahahaha - you Republican'ts are soooo funny.

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