Activists at MN Capitol to assist embattled State Rep. John Thompson

Activists at the State Capitol this afternoon (Wed) in support of State Representative John Thompson, who is under fire for accusing a Saint Paul police officer of racially profiling him during a traffic stop. Toshira Garraway Allen with “Families Supporting Families Against Police Violence”:

“We deserve an apology from the Saint Paul Police Department and all other departments involved in these killings.”

Representative Thompson was stopped because he did not have a front license plate. He gave the officer a Wisconsin driver’s license, and the officer found that Thompson’s Minnesota driving privileges had been revoked because of a child support issue. Thompson said the problem was minor and has been resolved. Thompson said he previously lived in Wisconsin and considered retiring to look after a family member, but lived and worked in Saint Paul for many years and will now get a Minnesota driver’s license, he says, “as I used to should have done “.

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