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CAIR-Minnesota to Join Civil Rights Coalition in Offering Specific Recommendations to Address Police Brutality, Misconduct and Abuse of Authority Statewide

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 6/7/20) – On Monday, June 8, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will join a collation of other civil rights organizations for a news conference in Minneapolis to outline specific recommendations from the community to address police brutality, misconduct and abuse of authority in the state of Minnesota. 

WHAT: CAIR-Minnesota News Conference to Offer Specific Recommendations for addressing Police Brutality, Misconduct and Abuse of Authority in the state of Minnesota

WHEN: Monday, June 8, 12 p.m.

WHERE: 3000 Minnehaha Avenue South, MinneapolisMN 55406

CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, 612-206-3360, jhussein@cair.com

Coalition organizations include CAIR-Minnesota, Black Lives Matter Minnesota, Black Lives Matter Twin Cities Metro, Communities United Against Police Brutality, Cop Watch Minneapolis, Minnesota Disability Justice Network, Twin Cities Coalition for Justice for Jamar, and others.

CAIR-Minnesota Executive Director Jaylani Hussein said:

“In the aftermath of other high-profile police killings, occasional half-measures have been enacted but, generally, public officials simply outlast the storm and go back to business as usual. Even now, there are public officials laboring under the illusion that they can put the genie back into the bottle. That will not happen this time.

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, 612-406-0070, jhussein@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

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