KARE 11 (January 11, 2017)

Community members in Minneapolis are actively working to stop the violence after a violent 24 hours over the weekend.

The Minneapolis police chief says she has added more resources to protect the Minneapolis’ Warehouse District. The Hennepin County Attorney has sent “nuisance property” letters to business owners. And now we are hearing from community members about what they are doing, what we can do, to stop the violence.

“It’s kind of easy to get drawn into being with the wrong crowd,” said Larry McKenzie, Minneapolis North boys basketball coach and Pillsbury United Communities volunteer. McKenzie is known for his years as a coach in Minnesota high school basketball programs.

McKenzie also calls himself a community mentor, who uses the game of basketball to reach kids. READ MORE…