🦄 Police , 🦄 Racism

Targeted: Young, Black, and Harassed in Downtown Minneapolis

Minneapolis, MN – Target Corporation co-created and funded a racialized surveillance network in downtown Minneapolis, beginning in 2004. This article focuses on the voices of their intended “targets” with youth telling their stories of harassment and brutality at the hands of the police. 

“They came…

🦄 Police , 🦄 Racism , 🦄 Social Control , 🦄 Tech

Minneapolis’ Downtown Dark Alliance

Minneapolis, MN – Multinational retail giant Target Corporation has weaponized its public-private partnerships with nonprofits, law enforcement, the offices of the Hennepin County prosecutor and the Minneapolis city attorney to criminalize and incarcerate the lowest level offenders in downtown. This policy targeted predominantly Black homeless…

🦄 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…