- Tawfiq Islamic Center, a mosque in south Minneapolis, was burglarized and vandalized on Sunday night.
- Surveillance video at the mosque reportedly shows a hooded man forcing his way in, damaging doors and stealing money.
- The suspect, who remains at large, was described to be a white male in his late 20’s to early 30’s.
- The mosque is now fundraising after suffering more than $50,000 in losses and damages.
- The Council on American-Islamic Relations in Minnesota (CAIR-MN) and the Islamic Society of Minnesota are offering a $6,000 reward for information that leads to the suspect’s arrest.
A mosque in south Minneapolis suffered tens of thousands of dollars in damages after a thief broke in and went on a destructive rampage on Sunday night.
The incident, which was caught on surveillance video, occurred at Tawfiq Islamic Center at the corner of Minnehaha Avenue and East 24th Street in the Seward neighborhood. It began around 11:17 p.m. and lasted until around midnight.
- Gia Vang, the first Hmong-American TV news anchor in the Twin Cities, bid farewell to Minnesota as a co-anchor of KARE 11 Sunrise on Friday.
- The journalist made national news by co-founding the “Very Asian” campaign in January with Michelle Li, an anchor at the NBC affiliate in St. Louis, to fight racism.
- Along with Yia Vang, the journalist also debuted “Hmonglish,” a podcast that explores the intersection of Hmong and American culture.
- While Vang has yet to announce where she is headed, she previously suggested that she will be leaving Minnesota.
Gia Vang, the first Hmong American TV news anchor in the Twin Cities, has left the KARE 11 station.
Vang bid farewell to Minnesota as a co-anchor of “KARE 11 Sunrise” earlier today after announcing last week that she was leaving the station.
Tou Thao, one of the former Minnesota Police Officers involved in the fatal arrest of George Floyd in May, has been released on bail.
The 34-year-old fired officer posted a $750,000 bond on July 4, according to Hennepin County jail records.
Among the dozens of businesses looted and vandalized in downtown Portland during the Friday night rioting is a restaurant owned by an immigrant family.
The peaceful protest condemning George Floyd’s death in the city turned into a violent riot later in the night, KGW reported.
A family that owns a Bangladeshi-Indian restaurant in Minneapolis had their livelihood engulfed by fire on Friday.
An African American man who filmed himself laughing at a looting victim just after the riots in Minneapolis has come under fire on social media.
The man, identified as Keivaris Anthony, showed up in front of Yuan Yuan Restaurant at 1010 W. Broadway St., which has been ravaged following the unrest.
The wife of the former police officer charged for the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has filed for divorce through the help of a divorce lawyer.
In a statement through her attorney, Kellie Chauvin, who has been married to Derek Chauvin for a decade, said that they have no children and that she is “devastated” over Floyd’s death.