November 7, 2014 5:40 pm -

Mayor Betsy Hodges was caught in the act pointing at a black man while the two posed for a picture together. No wait, that’s not the story. The breaking story by an ABC affiliate is that she and Navell Gordon, one of the top canvassers on voting rights for Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, were reportedly flashing gang signs, yo.

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Shaun King at the Daily Kos reports, “To better understand the context, please take just one minute to watch the beginning of the video below. Pay particular attention at 0:32-0:39 as Navell and Mayor Hodges share a clumsy “how do we pose in this photo together” moment.”


Bloods and Crips all the way.

Jay Kolls with KTSP  totally freaked out in an article titled, “Mayor Flashes Gang Sign with Convicted Felon.” Yes, he was convicted of a drug charge, not unlike a recent Republican politician recently. Think Progress reports:

The report asserts that law enforcement sources are “fuming” and “want to know why the mayor would take a picture with a convicted criminal while he and the mayor flash gang signs.” Retired police officer Michael Quinn claims the two are “flashing gang signs back and forth at each other showing solidarity with the gangs.”

He infers from there that Hodges is “legitimizing these people that are killing our children in Minneapolis.” Minneapolis Police Federation President John DelMonico said Hodges should “know better” and that the photo could “incite gang violence in the city.” Hodges’ office had another explanation for those cryptic hand signals: they were just pointing at one another.

OH sure, a likely story. They were pointing at each other. That’s exactly what a gangsta would say.



Imagine if they had hugged. The outrage from Mr. Kolls would be deafening. “Gang banger rapes white woman.”  [su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

17 responses to Mayor Accused Of ‘Flashing Gang Sign’ When Posing With Black Voter Outreach Worker

  1. Suzanne McFly November 7th, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Regan, Christie, and Romney had limp thumbs when flashing their gang signs, does that mean something different? lol

    • tiredoftea November 7th, 2014 at 5:47 pm

      Yes, low viagra supplies.

      • allison1050 November 7th, 2014 at 8:45 pm


  2. tiredoftea November 7th, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    At least they weren’t fist bumping!

  3. R.J. Carter November 7th, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    I’m laughing so hard, I think I dribbled.

    • Anomaly 100 November 7th, 2014 at 5:59 pm

      I peed on myself.

  4. Republicans_are_Evil November 7th, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    They are definitely in the same gang.

    • Carla Akins November 7th, 2014 at 6:08 pm

      That damn reasonable, public-service gang!

  5. mea_mark November 7th, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Stupid is out of control. This must be part of the republican mandate.

  6. Cosmic_Surfer November 7th, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    More stupidity from fearful ideologues buying the lies of their favorite demagogues

  7. StoneyCurtisll November 7th, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Cause we all know that all black males are gang members and any hand gesture is now a ‘gang sign’….
    And “some people say” racism is over cause we have a “colored president”…

    Right wing ignorance is on display..

  8. StoneyCurtisll November 7th, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    Even the former pope flashes his Illuminati ‘gang sign’…

  9. searambler November 7th, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    “The report asserts that law enforcement sources are “fuming” and “want to know why the mayor would take a picture with a convicted criminal while he and the mayor flash gang signs.”

    Which is utter BS, as the Chief of Police herself was there, just off camera. Some deranged racist ‘newsman’ should be losing his job in 3…….2……..1……

    • bpollen November 8th, 2014 at 3:02 am

      And had her picture taken with those very same folks…

      Here’s a picture of a statue of a Fish-Eater gang member flashing a gang sign:

      • allison1050 November 8th, 2014 at 8:02 am

        Ya ought to email it to the teevee station! ;o)

  10. fancypants November 7th, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    I never saw a gang member ( with no tattoos ) I didn’t like
    Who knows Maybe she flunked out of sign language and decided to take on politics ?

  11. Denise November 7th, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    they wouldn’t know a gang sign if it came and bit them in the ass!