Several days ago, nine of Minneapolis’s thirteen city council members appeared at a community assembly at Powderhorn Park, several blocks south of the downtown riverfront. They had already convened in a formal session the previous day to outlaw the kinds of police chokeholds that Officer Derek Chauvin used two weeks ago to take the life of George Floyd, just minutes from the park itself. The city council members, however, announced a broader plan few were truly expecting.
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