In the city where George Floyd was killed, the mayor fights to keep his job in a tough reelection race
Mayor Jacob Frey (D) had barely begun his event on public safety when a woman confronted him about the violence that has erupted across the city in the aftermath of the police killing of George Floyd.
The day before, a boy had been grazed by a stray bullet that pierced his bedroom wall while he was sleeping — one of more than 575 people injured by gunfire across Minneapolis this year.
Why wasn’t Frey talking about the wounding of another child, demanded Angela Williams, a Black anti-violence activist who clutched a handout from the mayor’s campaign listing community safety priorities. What was he doing to stop this? Did he even care?