Keith Mayes

professor of history and African American Studies at the University of Minnesota

Keith Mayes on KCRW

Protestors took to the streets on Sunday night in Brooklyn Center, a suburb of Minneapolis, after another police killing of a Black person.

Following Daunte Wright’s shooting death, a look at Minnesota’s long history of officer-involved killings

Protestors took to the streets on Sunday night in Brooklyn Center, a suburb of Minneapolis, after another police killing of a Black person.

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Derek Chauvin faces three charges: second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.

Legal strategies in Derek Chauvin trial, and new voting restrictions in Georgia

Derek Chauvin faces three charges: second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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