Minneapolis civil attorney discusses racial tension following shootings of black men, Dallas ambush of police officers

Attorney Albert Goins with a client

By Rob Lorei

Public outrage once again flared over the shooting deaths of two black men at the hands of police. A video  uploaded to social media on Tuesday show Alton Sterling, 37, being shot and killed at point-blank range while being apprehended by Baton Rouge police. Less than a day later, Philando Castile was shot by police in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, while reaching into his pocket to give officers his drivers licence and concealed weapons permit. The aftermath of the shooting was live-streamed on Facebook by his girlfriend. Finally on Thursday night, Micah Xavier Johnson killed 5  police officers and injured 9 others at a Black Lives Matter rally in Dallas. Johnson told negotiators he was angry over the shootings of Sterling and Castile. Albert Goins, a civil attorney who practices in the St. Paul/Minneapolis area, joined us on Radioactivity Friday to discuss the shootings and race relations in America.

You may also like

Florida House Minority Leader outlines goals prior to next year’s legislative session

Listen:   This is the last committee week before the...

The Right To Protest

The Tampa 5, female protesters arrested at USF, will not...

Redefining Death: Organ Donation and Ethics with Dr. Fred Harvey

Dr. Fred Harvey hosts the Healthy Steps radio show, a...

railroad tracks train
Brightline says it is “making tremendous strides” toward Orlando-to-Tampa passenger rail service

Backers say rail service can help reduce vehicles on Central...

Ways to listen

WMNF is listener-supported. That means we don't advertise like a commercial station, and we're not part of a university.

Ways to support

WMNF volunteers have fun providing a variety of needed services to keep your community radio station alive and kickin'.

Follow us on Instagram