🦄 Land & Housing, Racism & Far-Right

Minneapolis Energy Bills and Taxes Funding Tim Michels’ Right-Wing Candidacy in Wisconsin

Minneapolis, MN – The Michels Corporation, headed by Trump-endorsed Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels, has contracts with the City of Minneapolis and an exclusive contract with CenterPoint Energy to service gas lines in Minneapolis, which raises concerns for residents.  

In 2015, Minneapolis resident DeCourcy Squire…

🦄 Police, Racism & Far-Right, Social Control, Tech

Minneapolis Faces Facial Recognition

Minneapolis, MN – The new ordinance approved by Minneapolis City Council on February 12, limiting government use of facial recognition technology (FRT), does virtually nothing to protect people from law enforcement who are entrenched with corporations like Target, activists said.* Without including private entities in…

🦄 Community

George Floyd Memorial Service in Minneapolis

Minneapolis, MN – Unicorn Riot is covering the memorial for George Floyd at North Central University in Elliot Park, Minneapolis. Floyd died 10 days ago after an apprehension by four now-fired MPD officers in South Minneapolis.
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🦄 Police

New Footage Reveals Moments Before George Floyd’s Death

Minneapolis, MN – While unprecedented protests erupt across the nation, new surveillance footage has surfaced online of the moments before the death of George Floyd. The 46-year-old unarmed African American man was accused of forgery before he was killed by Minneapolis Police Officers on May…

🦄 Police

Group Pushing For Better Police Contract Shut Out Of Public Meetings

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…