Law Enforcement Abuse Is a Problem for All of Us

Hundreds gather in support of George Floyd at the downtown parking garage in Grand Forks on Thursday, June 4, during a peaceful demonstration, which wound through downtown Grand Forks, briefly stopping near the Red River before heading through the city again. Eric Hylden / Grand Forks Herald

MINOT, N.D. — The death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer has galvanized America’s debate over law enforcement’s relationship to minority communities.

Particularly black communities.

But it’s interesting to note that the last high-profile case of a Minneapolis cop killing someone involved a white woman, Justine Damond, who was murdered by a Somali-American cop named Mohamed Noor.

Noor is currently serving a 12-year sentence after being convicted of third-degree murder and manslaughter.

I’ve been thinking a lot about both Damond and Floyd.

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Rob Port is the editor of, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.