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  • Twin Cities Protest Death of George Floyd: Day 3

    May 28, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – Protesters are continuing to gather outside the Minneapolis Police (MPD) 3rd Precinct building today after extended protests and clashes with police yesterday. The Twin Cities is still engulfed in mass outrage after MPD officer Derek Chauvin was filmed choking a black man…...
  • Minneapolis Protests Police Murder of George Floyd: Day 2

    May 27, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – Protesters are continuing to gather outside the Minneapolis Police (MPD) 3rd Precinct building today after extended protests and clashes with police yesterday. The Twin Cities is still engulfed in mass outrage after MPD officer Derek Chauvin was filmed choking a black man…...
  • Minneapolis Police Murder Handcuffed Man With Neck-Kneel

    May 26, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – “I can’t breathe” were some of the last words of the latest victim to police terror. Memorial Day in Minneapolis saw the echoing of the same words as Eric Garner before he was killed by police six years earlier. For over eight…...
  • Greek Government Cuts Power to Worker-Run Factory in Midst of Pandemic

    March 30, 2020
    Thessaloniki, Greece – Under the cover of darkness at 6:30 a.m. on Monday morning, two vehicles of riot police along with the Public Power Corporation cut the power to the occupied worker-run factory of Vio.Me. “Everyone to VioMe! They cut the power!” was…...
  • Group Pushing For Better Police Contract Shut Out Of Public Meetings

    March 13, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – A community coalition which recommended changes to a new contract between Minneapolis Police and the city are calling for contract transparency and an end to closed-door meetings. As police conduct continues to be a hot-button topic, community members from MPLS For A…...
  • “A Travesty And Insult”: Minnesota Government’s Recommendations Condemned By Community

    March 10, 2020
    St. Paul, MN – “Politicians are afraid of the police line.” This remark from a member of the Twin Cities Coalition for Justice for Jamar (TCC4J) was inspired by the state’s recommendations for how to begin addressing the phenomenon of police killings. The community-based group…...
  • Amtrak Officer Acquitted After Killing Unarmed Minnesota Man in Chicago

    February 28, 2020
    Chicago, IL – On Friday, a Cook County judge acquitted the officer that killed a 25-year-old Minnesota father of three in 2017 as he ran from an attempted search at Chicago’s Union Station. Two years after Amtrak officer LaRoyce Tankson shot and killed Chad Robertson,…...
  • Homophobic Stunts in Boston Part of Long-Term Far-Right Pattern

    February 21, 2020
    Boston, MA – More than 100 right-wing demonstrators flocked to an August 2019 event promoted as a “Straight Pride Parade” and described more recently as a “white nationalist” gathering by the mayor of a Boston suburb. Super Happy Fun America (SHFA), the group organizing these…...
  • No Charges Against Minnesota Police Who Killed Hip-Hop Artist

    February 10, 2020
    Richfield, MN – The police who shot and killed Brian Quinones-Rosario in September 2019 will not face charges. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman, the deciding voice in many recent police shootings in Hennepin County, made the justification announcement on Monday, February 10 and released a…...
  • Denver Police Cash In on Houseless Encampment Clean-Ups

    February 5, 2020
    Denver, CO – For nearly eight years Denver police officers, public works employees, park rangers, and occasionally inmates have been carrying out and enforcing the Unauthorized Camping Ordinance (camping ban) signed into law by Mayor Michael Hancock during his first term in 2012. When investigating…...