The communications chair of the Minneapolis branch of the NAACP Raeisha Williams appeared on CNN Tuesday night with very serious allegations that the NAACP believes police were directly involved in the shootings that occurred Monday night at a Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis.

When asked to clarify her claims, Williams said:

“We’re hearing two [arrests] at this time, but we don’t necessarily trust that. We know that the police department is behind this, this is our personal belief after receiving witness accounts.

We believe the police department is facilitating the injustice, bullying the protesters, and we also believe that they’re involved in this shooting. We know from blackboards and chat rooms and also videos that we have posted on our website that police that are from different counties, police from different districts have come down to entice the protesters, have come down to bully the protesters.”

If these allegations are true, there is very serious evidence that the police are aiding and abetting criminals in committing hate crimes. More investigation into these issues needs to be conducted.


Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at