The second vice chairwoman for Minnesota's Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, who previously vowed to "dismantle" the Minneapolis Police Department amid widespread Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests, is now calling for tougher crime laws after she was violently carjacked this week.
In a lengthy Sept. 7 post on Facebook, Shivanthi Sathanandan claimed the carjacking incident took place in the driveway of her Minneapolis home in front of her children, who are aged 4 and 7.
The incident left her with a broken leg, deep lacerations on her head, and bruising and cuts all over her body.
Ms. Sathanandan shared a photo of herself with what appeared to be blood pouring down her face alongside the post.
"Four very young men, all carrying guns, beat me violently down to the ground in front of our kids," she wrote. "The young men held our neighbors up at gunpoint when they ran over and tried to help me. All in broad daylight."
"Look at my face in the picture. This is the face of a mother who just had the [expletive] beaten out of her," she continued.