FORTRESS MINNEAPOLIS: City ‘Violence Baits’ Community Ahead of Chauvin Trial


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In the run-up to the Chauvin trial, it appears the City has prepared for every possible contingency. Preparations include barricades, barbed wire, moats filled with razor wire, fences, concrete barriers, and boarded-up offices and storefronts. The city has also enlisted the help of over 1,000 fully armed law enforcement personnel from dozens of nearby agencies, 2,000 national guardsmen, dozens of grief counselors, trauma counselors and it is offering $175,000 contracts from the Office of Violence Prevention to qualified applicants.