This is literally the sort of thing I joke about. "Haha, some people are so clueless they would think a Black guy pointing his finger is a gang sign." Alas, now it's all over Minneapolis news. They shouldn't have actually needed the photographer (full disclosure: my college buddy) to have to tell them how "pointing" works, but it's journalistic malpractice to continue running with this lunacy.
And yet somehow, even though 3 hours ago this would have been the parody example of "paranoid racism", odds are that I'm going to be the one accused of "playing the race card."