Black Lives Matter St. Paul wants to 'shut it down' at Rosedale Center


Black Lives Matter St. Paul is planning a demonstration at Rosedale Center mall.

The group says that, since the city of Falcon Heights has not nixed its contract with the St. Anthony Police Department for security services, they want to "hit them where it hurt$."

That, apparently, is the mall in Roseville. As the Facebook post reads:

Philando Castile was shot and killed by a St. Anthony police officer on July 6, after being pulled over for a traffic stop while driving in Falcon Heights.

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the shooting. But Castile's death – which was livestreamed on Facebook by his girlfriend, sitting in the seat next to him – set off a new wave of protests and demonstrations, as well as more frustration over police killings.

Most rallies have been peaceful, though a shut down of I-94 in St. Paul last Saturday resulted in more than two dozen officers being injured.

We've reached out to mall management for a comment.

Justice for Jamar moves to St. Paul

The group Justice for Jamar is showing support for Castile.

For 22 weeks, they've been at the Hennepin County Government Center where County Attorney Mike Freeman works. The group is protesting his decision not to charge the officers involved in Clark's death.

But on Friday July 15, the group temporarily moved to the Ramsey County Attorney's Office in St. Paul to show support for Philando Castile.

"While the fight for justice for Jamar continues, the recent killing of another African American man in our community calls us to bring our voices to the doorstep of Ramsey County prosecutor John Choi," the coalition said in an email news release.

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