Hamline University political analyst says Minnesota Democrats are in a tough spot — with a mass shooting in Saint Paul just weeks before city elections in Minneapolis including a ballot question on reorganizing the police department.  Schultz says a recent poll demonstrates the political dilemma — that the racial split over policing seems to be opposite of what many people would expect:

“More white Caucasians within the city of Minneapolis supported what people have called the de-fund police measure, than do African-Americans.   And so this is not necessarily even cutting along the racial dimension lines in a way many people think.”

Schultz contends it makes sense because many victims of violence are persons of color.