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  • Denver Foreclosure Auction Disrupted by Friends of Martin Wirth

    May 1, 2016
    “What you guys are doing is killing our communities and killing our neighborhoods. Remember that.” – Brenda Budd Denver, CO – On April 7th, 2016, protesters disrupted a foreclosure auction at the Wellington Webb Building in downtown Denver in honor of their friend Martin Wirth…...
  • Denver Takes the Streets for Justice for Dion

    April 27, 2016
    Denver, CO – April 26, 2016 At around 6 PM, friends and family as well as concerned community members gathered in the 1300 block of Bannock Street outside the Denver Art Museum, just feet from where Dion Avila Damon was killed on April 12th, 2016.…...
  • Charges Dismissed After #Fight4Shani Call-in Campaign

    April 15, 2016
    Denver, CO – On the afternoon of April 14th, DA Mitch Morrissey announced that the charges against 15-year old Ashanti (Shani) Mills had been dismissed. His announcement came after a 6 month struggle by Shani and her family to fight for justice in what they…...
  • Dion Avila Damon Murdered by DPD With 7 Shots Into Windshield

    April 13, 2016
    UPDATE (4/18/16) – Today we received a letter from the Custodian of Records for the Department of Safety informing us that our open records request for the footage of the shooting has been denied. We plan to appeal the denial. UPDATE (4/13/16) – In a…...
  • Community Resists Appleton CCA Private Prison Relaunch at MN Legislature

    March 22, 2016
    St. Paul, MN – On Tuesday, March 22nd, faith organization ISAIAH, Black Lives Matter Mpls and community members organized a rally, vigil, and protest aimed at the new bill HF 3223 proposed in the Minnesota Legislature to re-open Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton. The currently…...
  • Denver Activist Martin Wirth Killed in Eviction Standoff with Sheriffs

    February 24, 2016
    On the morning of February 24th, Martin Wirth was shot and killed in Bailey, Colorado as the Park County Sheriff’s Office attempted to serve him with an eviction notice in the home where he had lived since 1998. A Corporal from the Sheriff’s Office was…...
  • Broken Hearts Rally

    February 16, 2016
    St. Paul, MN – On February 13, 2016, Unicorn Riot attended the “Broken Hearts Rally: Picking up the Pieces for Unity.” The rally was held in Arnellia’s jazz club in Saint Paul, Minnesota. It was originally slated to be held outdoors, but the event was…...
  • Valentine Left for Denver Police at Vandalized Memorial

    February 16, 2016
    Denver, CO – On the morning of Monday, February 15, the Denver Police tweeted that an act of vandalism had occurred outside the police headquarters at 13th & Cherokee: Media Alert: Chief White will talk to media about Police Memorial Vandalism today at 10:00 a.m.…...
  • Black America Forum w/ Sen. Bernie Sanders

    February 13, 2016
    Minneapolis, MN – Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders joined Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC) in a historic forum on Black issues called the Black America Forum on Friday, February 12, 2016. The forum took place at Patrick Henry High School in North Minneapolis, a historically…...
  • Friends of Victims of Police Murder Confront Denver Mayor

    February 12, 2016
    Denver, CO – Thursday night, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock spoke at a “Diversity and Leadership Summit” held by Regis University. He specifically mentioned the need to have “uncomfortable conversations” about racism in America. An uncomfortable conversation soon took place as the Mayor’s speech was interrupted…...