Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges came under seriously ridiculous racially-charged scrutiny this week when local police chastised her for making this gesture with a young man involved with a Twin Cities charity. As you can see in this video, the hand sign was clearly the result of an awkward "how do I pose" sort of moment. Local TV station KSPT had another story: That the mayor was intentionally making a "gang sign" with the volunteer, a former felon.
For those that can't quite see it: "Racial profiling saves lives." Though the police were sure Chris Kantos had doctored the photo himself, they later admitted to the fault and apologized saying someone of "unknown origin" placed the bumper sticker on their vehicle.