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  • Denver Police, City Workers Throw Away Belongings Amid Lawsuit

    July 16, 2018
    Denver, CO – On July 9 and 12, 2018, Denver Homeless Out Loud (DHOL), an advocacy group for people without housing, published two videos documenting Denver police and city workers seizing people’s belongings and throwing them away; also known as “sweeps.” These ongoing sweeps continue…...
  • Public Forum Focuses on Flawed Police Education

    July 11, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – Recent controversy regarding ‘fear-based’ training for law enforcement officers has led to dozens of Minnesota officers being pulled from training courses and a protest outside of the Mall of America, where a training was held on May 16. On Wednesday, July 11,…...
  • Lawsuit Dropped Against Four Anti-Fracking Activists in CO

    July 4, 2018
    Greeley, CO – On June 20, 2018, the first hearing in the lawsuit by Extraction Oil & Gas took place against four anti-fracking activists (a fifth person made a deal prior to the hearing) stemming from a non-violent direct action on March 8, 2018. The…...
  • Body Cam Videos of Police Killing Blevins to be Released Post-BCA Interviews

    June 27, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – Mayor Jacob Frey announced the City of Minneapolis will release police body camera footage of Thurman ‘Junior’ Blevins’ death as soon as the Blevins family is consulted and all of the witnesses have been interviewed by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA).…...
  • Witnesses Claim Thurman ‘Jun’ Blevins was Unarmed when Killed by Minneapolis PD

    June 24, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – On Saturday, June 23, 2018, Minneapolis Police officers shot and killed 31-year-old father, Thurman ‘Jun’ Blevins, in the Camden neighborhood of north Minneapolis. The police and the mayor’s version of events place Blevins with a gun, yet all witness statements contradict that…...
  • Police Kill Man in North Minneapolis

    June 23, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – Unicorn Riot is reporting from the site where Minneapolis police just killed a man in North Minneapolis, Thurman Blevins, who is said to be 30 or 31 years old. We are at the scene and collecting witness testimony. UPDATED POST – Sunday…...
  • Bulletproof Warrior Training Manual Released

    May 25, 2018
    Bloomington, MN – Highly controversial ‘Bulletproof Warrior’ training manuals from the same session that Jeronimo Yanez, Philando Castile’s killer, attended in 2014 were released to the public by community organizers during a press conference at the Mall of America (MoA). MoA security hosted the Bulletproof…...
  • Scores of Officers Pulled from Contentious ‘BulletProof’ Police Training as Community Protests

    May 16, 2018
    Bloomington, MN – Around twenty law enforcement officers have been pulled from a highly contentious tactical training course called BulletProof that is taking place on May 16 and 17 at the Mall of America in Minnesota. At least three agencies have publicly stated that they’ve…...
  • Class-Action Against Denver for Criminalizing Houselessness Moves Forward

    May 11, 2018
    Denver, CO – The class-action lawsuit against Denver, which claims that the city has been repeatedly violating the constitutional rights of residents without housing, was officially ordered to move forward by Judge William Martínez on March 26, 2018, when he denied the motions for summary…...
  • Georgia Police Used Fake News From Militia To Plan For Nazi Rally, Emails Show

    May 1, 2018
    Newnan, GA – Emails obtained by Unicorn Riot through a public records request to the Coweta County Sheriff suggest that law enforcement relied on false ‘alt-right’ posts in their planning for an April 21, 2018 rally by the neo-nazi National Socialist Movement (NSM). The NSM…...