Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges Posed for a Photo With a Local, Local News and Police Interpret it as "Gang Signs."

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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.



The other twist in the story? Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau was just off camera during that entire photo shoot, on the far left here:



Something seems fishy here, beyond mere ignorance and hasty sensationalized news reporting. The best response so far has come from the mayor's husband, Greg Cunningham:



A Man Suffered Serious Injuries After Running Over His Own Head While Putting Out a Cigarette Fire

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The story from Aurora, Colorado goes like this: A man jumps out of his vehicle after dropping a lit cigarette down his jacket. He then stumbled while leaving the van - which was still running without its brakes on. In the process, he got caught under one of his own wheels. Doctors say the man is in critical condition but will likely survive.

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