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  • Philly Police Harass Jewish Cops: Lawsuit

    December 6, 2018
    Philadelphia, PA – A new federal lawsuit alleges that a culture of anti-Semitic and racist harassment has been allowed to thrive at the Philadelphia Police Department (PPD). Court filings submitted on behalf of two Jewish officers claim that the police department and the City of…...
  • Record Numbers of Complaints Against Minneapolis Police Amidst Ketamine and Killings

    July 28, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – The public has filed staggering numbers of complaints against the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) in 2018, and high-profile incidents of police misconduct, brutality, and killings have embroiled the department. A year after an MPD officer killed an unarmed Australian, Justine Damond, and…...
  • Class-Action Against Denver for Criminalizing Houselessness Moves Forward

    May 11, 2018
    Denver, CO – The class-action lawsuit against Denver, which claims that the city has been repeatedly violating the constitutional rights of residents without housing, was officially ordered to move forward by Judge William Martínez on March 26, 2018, when he denied the motions for summary…...
  • Tennessee Homeland Security Analyst: Violent Neo-Nazis “Not The Issue”

    April 27, 2018
    Knoxville, TN – Emails obtained by Unicorn Riot through public records requests show conversations between law enforcement monitoring events concerning the now-defunct neo-Nazi Traditionalist Worker Party, or TWP. An email thread we received from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows a loose timeline of various…...
  • Second Hearing Postponed for Mobile Home Park Residents Suing Park Owners

    March 18, 2018
    UPDATE: On Saturday, March 17, 2018, during the Aurora City Council’s Winter Workshop, the council decided to move a proposal of a 10-month moratorium on mobile home park redevelopment to an official vote during their city council meeting on March 26, 2018. Aurora, CO –…...
  • First Lawsuit Hearing for Mobile Home Park Residents Suing Park Owners

    March 2, 2018
    Aurora, CO – On February 23, 2018, residents of Denver Meadows Mobile Home Park, members of 9to5 Colorado, and community members attended the first hearing in a collective lawsuit filed against the park’s owners. The lawsuit alleges that since the time the park’s residents created…...
  • Transparency Activists Sue Chicago Over Refusal To Release Amazon HQ2 Bid

    February 1, 2018
    Chicago, IL  – Today, the transparency organization Lucy Parson Labs filed a lawsuit against Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City of Chicago over their refusal to publicly release offers made to entice Amazon to build their second corporate headquarters (‘HQ2’) in the ‘Windy City’. Amazon…...
  • DC Police Face Class Action Lawsuit Over Trump Inauguration Mass Arrest

    January 24, 2018
    Washington, DC – Last Friday, January 19, a new class action lawsuit was filed against the Washington Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) over the mass arrest of over 200 people at a protest during Trump’s presidential inauguration on January 20, 2017. The first three plaintiffs in…...
  • US Attorney Drops 129 Trump Inauguration Protest Cases, 59 Still Face Decades In Prison

    January 18, 2018
    Washington, DC – A legal filing submitted today by the US Attorney’s Office (USAO) indicate that the federal government has drastically reduced the scope of the prosecution of people mass arrested during Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration on January 20 , 2017 (J20). The government will…...
  • ACLU Trump Inauguration Protest Lawsuit Names More Cops, Adds New Plaintiffs

    January 4, 2018
    Washington, DC – The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)’s District of Columbia branch announced on Tuesday, January 2 that they had “filed an amended complaint against the District of Columbia and its police department for constitutional violations on Inauguration Day.” The modified lawsuit now names…...