My friend's daughter was one of the people charged for taking part in a #BlackLivesMatter protest at the Mall of America last year. It was a non-violent, non-disruptive demonstration but the mall owners ordered the local police to break it up. In response, the police department showed up in full riot gear, overlooked the dozens of clergy who were there to peacefully protest and instead arrested mostly youth of color and charged them with a crime. The police also took it on themselves