hennepin county

  • Fighting Youth Incarceration in Minnesota & Creating Alternatives

    June 6, 2017
    Twin Cities, MN – New issues revolving around out-of-home placements for youth have recently been brought up through protests and direct actions in the Twin Cities metro area. The effects of youth ‘prisons’, the school-to-prison pipeline, and the disparities of youth of color being targeted…...
  • Reportbacks From the Scarsella Trial (Ten Part Series)

    May 1, 2017
    Minneapolis, MN – Hennepin County Judge Hilary Caliguiri sentenced white supremacist Allen Scarsella to 182 months for his racially motivated act of domestic terrorism, shooting five unarmed protesters in Minneapolis in November 2015. Scarsella’s trial featured over thirty witnesses and lasted through eleven days of…...
  • Scarsella Trial – Part Ten: Scarsella Guilty of 12 Felonies, Sentenced to 15 Years

    April 27, 2017
    Minneapolis, MN – On February 2, 2017 a jury of twelve in Hennepin County, Minnesota found white supremacist Allen Scarsella guilty on all twelve felonies levied against him for his November 2015 racially-motivated shooting. On April 26, 2017, Scarsella was sentenced to 182 months (15…...
  • Minneapolis Police Officer Charged with Two Felonies for Reckless Shooting

    February 4, 2017
    Minneapolis, MN – Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) Officer Efrem Hamilton has been charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and felony discharge of firearm from a November 19th, 2016 incident where he shot a bullet into a car full of young adults. For more…...
  • #NoDAPL Solidarity Rally & Sit-In in Minneapolis Prods Sheriff into Removing Deputies

    November 1, 2016
    Minneapolis, MN – An estimated one thousand people rallied at Minneapolis City Hall on Friday, October 28th, to protest Hennepin County’s resources and deputies being deployed by Sheriff Rich Stanek to suppress water protectors opposing Dakota Access Pipeline construction near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation,…...
  • Hundreds Flood Minneapolis City Hall to Demand Local Sheriff Withdraw from North Dakota

    October 26, 2016
    Minneapolis, MN – As the Oceti Sakowin Camp takes back unceded 1851 Treaty land in North Dakota, hundreds of people in Minneapolis protested the decision of the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office (HSCO) to send equipment and vehicles to North Dakota to aid in the suppression…...