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See something, say something: 'Not stereotypes, but specific behavior'

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Since 9/11, the slogan “if you see something, say something” has been almost inescapable. But Minneapolis police hope the slogan stays top of mind as city hosts the MLB All-Star Game festivities July 10-15.

"They target places where they know they are going to make a big difference, terrorizing the mind,” says the 10-minute PSA, created with the help of the Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab.

Minneapolis police are encouraging people to call 911 for specific threats or 311 for suspicious activity. Police Chief Janee Harteau stressed that they want people paying attention to specific behavior, not ethnicity or stereotypes.

WATCH THE VIDEO: http://youtu.be/PKLVmZKEi8o

But we showed the video to Chuck Samuelson with the local chapter of the ACLU. He says despite what the chief says, The message could make Minnesotans call in everyday activities, like tourists taking pictures at Twin Cities attractions, and lead to tips on people who were targeted because of their race or religious beliefs.

"If that happens will depend on how broadly this message gets out and how much people are scared,” Samuelson said. “If they are afraid, then if you are Muslim you should probably leave that weekend."

Minneapolis police say they'll use the video to train 2,000 event staff and volunteers who will be working All-Star festivities by the end of the week. But this campaign won't be limited to the All-Star Game. The department will also train community groups over the next few years.

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