🦄 Investigative, Police

Unscathed: How the Press Helps Hide Target’s Harm [Film]

This 30-minute short film examines the role of the mainstream media in denying the voices of Black youths and adults in Minneapolis. The press serves as an intermediary between the multinational retail giant Target Corp., who funds draconian policing and prosecution, and local government. Experts…

🦄 Police
February 8, 2022, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA: Speakers address a crowd of hundreds of protesters outside of the Bolero Flats Apartments where on February 2, 22 year old Amir Locke was killed by Officer Mark Hanneman of the Minneapolis Police.

Hundreds March to Building Where Police Killed Amir Locke

Minneapolis, MN – Nearly a week after a Minneapolis Police pre-dawn raid killed Amir Locke, hundreds marched in protest to the apartment building he was fatally shot in. The Tuesday night march circled from the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis to Bolero Flats…

🦄 Social Control, Tech

Target Supremacy: What You Should Know About the 2013 Security Breach

Since Target Corporation’s massive hack in 2013, some significant information has come to light, like the fact that Target was extracting extremely sensitive information from millions of its own customers before it was compromised. Additionally, Target has invested heavily in mass surveillance technologies and policing,…

🦄 Police, Racism, 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. Without including private entities in this ban,…

🦄 Police

Policing and Punishment in Minneapolis’ ‘SafeZone’

Minneapolis, MN – Following the Minneapolis Police (MPD) killing of 23-year-old Dolal Idd, community members are growing increasingly critical of the punitive approach embedded in the city’s law enforcement.

The criminal “justice” apparatus faces increasing criticism for emphasizing punishment, violent abuse and incarceration of criminals rather…