UST president denounces alum’s connection to shooting

| November 30, 2015 | 2 Comments

University of St. Thomas President Julie Sullivan said she was disappointed and outraged that one of the four men arrested following a shooting at a Black Lives Matter protest in north Minneapolis Nov. 23 was a recent St. Thomas graduate.

“This act casts a pall on our community,” she wrote in a Nov. 25 email to the St. Thomas community. “These recent incidences highlight our still unmet need to reflect on our basic Catholic principles, to embrace diversity with dignity, and to proactively and publicly be role models for our one St. Thomas community. As we near the end of 2015 and look forward to 2016, addressing these issues for our St. Thomas community will be a top priority. I am asking for your involvement and your prayers. We must, and will, make this happen.”

According to multiple news reports, five men were wounded in the shooting, which occurred during a Black Lives Matter protest of the Nov. 15 fatal shooting of Jamar Clark by a police officer.

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