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*Be careful where you point that finger...especially if you’re with somebody black.

That’s most likely the lesson resounding in the ears of Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges (D); who has been accused by a local TV station of supporting criminal gangs, after she and a former felon promoting the get-out-the-vote initiative around Election Day posed in a thumbs up picture pointing at each other.

The mayor was accused of flashing a “gang sign” and quoted a law enforcement official claiming that she was “showing solidarity with the gangs.”

Hodges and Navell Gordon, who were volunteers at Neighborhoods Organizing for Changed, were actually trying to maneuver an innocent camera pose; not communicate solidarity with a gang, as video of their interaction reveals.

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