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  • Park Board Pays $170K to Somali Youth Detained After Bogus 911 Call

    January 24, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – A settlement of $170,000 has been reached between the Minneapolis Park Board and four Somali teens who were wrongfully detained at gunpoint in a Minneapolis park in 2018. The teens were stopped in Minnehaha Park in south Minneapolis, detained, and later released…...
  • Killed by Police: Minnesota Man Remembered Five Years Later

    January 14, 2020
    St. Paul, MN – Five years ago, St. Paul police officers shot and killed 24-year-old Marcus Golden in a parking lot. Though Marcus’ mother was a Reserve officer with the St. Paul Police Department (SPPD) for over two decades, the Golden family has received neither…...
  • Icebreaker Pt 9 – Leaked Interrogation and Arrest ICE Manuals

    January 1, 2020
    United States – Unicorn Riot obtained confidential Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent policy manuals. Icebreaker part 9 covers several handbooks: arrest procedures, interviewing techniques, live and photographic lineups, and psychophysiological detection of deception (also known as polygraphs). These relatively brief manuals provide key details about…...
  • Mall of America Prohibits Families of Police Killings Over Planned Black Friday Protest

    November 29, 2019
    Bloomington, MN – Police used Thanksgiving Day to deliver trespass notices to family members of two recent police killings. In lieu of a previously planned Black Friday protest at the Mall of America (MOA), the wife of Brian Quinones (killed by police on Sept. 7)…...
  • Isak Aden’s Shooting by Police After Standoff Deemed “Justified”

    November 16, 2019
    Hastings, MN – The police officers that killed 23-year-old Isak Aden on July 2 will face no legal consequences. Aden was killed after a four-hour standoff prompted by a disputed domestic disturbance call. On November 13, the Dakota County Attorney announced the death of Aden…...
  • Decision Rescinded, Police Back Out of Releasing Footage of Brian Quinones’ Killing

    October 25, 2019
    Minneapolis, MN – After initially agreeing to release footage of the police killing Brian Quinones, city officials in Edina and Richfield have reversed their decision and will not release the videos. This flip-flop comes after the Quinones family was allowed to view select portions of…...
  • Family to View Footage in Fatal Police Killing This Week

    October 22, 2019
    Richfield, MN – Dash camera footage of the September police killing of Brian Quinones-Rosario was viewed by Brian’s family on Wednesday, October 23. Demands for greater transparency in October City Council meetings have helped move the process forward for the family of Quinones after Brian…...
  • Police, Trump Supporters Clash with Anti-Trump Protesters in Minneapolis

    October 12, 2019
    Minneapolis, MN – Police used pepper spray and horses to violently disperse anti-Trump protesters from around the streets of the Target Center on Thursday night. Many thousands were in attendance at the Trump rally in Minneapolis with additional thousands out in the streets protesting Trump’s…...
  • ‘Dump Trump’ Protests to Counter Trump Rally in Minneapolis

    October 10, 2019
    Minneapolis, MN – Large protests are expected today as Donald Trump is due to arrive at the downtown Target Center for a campaign rally promoting his 2020 presidential campaign. Many liberal, leftist, and anarchist groups are expected to oppose Trump’s appearance. Various pro-Trump and far-right…...
  • Police Release Body Cam Footage of Ronald Davis’ Killing

    September 25, 2019
    St. Paul, MN – Body camera footage of Saint Paul police’s (SPPD) deadly encounter with Ronald Davis was released on Tuesday, September 24. The video shows Ronald Davis running towards the officer with what looks to be a four-inch knife before being shot. On the…...