🦄 Police

Judge Cahill’s No-Knock Warrant Led to MPD Execution of Amir Locke  

Minneapolis, MN – Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill, who presided over Derek Chauvin’s George Floyd murder trial, signed an evidentiary search warrant to aid an investigation which amounted to a death sentence for Amir Locke; Minneapolis city leadership previously promised to cease this dangerous practice.…

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Unanswered Questions Fuel Protests Against Police in Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN – Since Winston Smith was killed nearly two weeks ago in a secretive federal raid, no video evidence or any names of officers involved have been released. Minneapolis has seen another wave of protests not only because Smith was denied due process and…

🦄 Police, Racism
Collage of prosecution and defense attorney's and Judge Cahill

Race and Perception: First Two Weeks of Derek Chauvin Pre-Trial

Minneapolis, MN – Jury selection in the murder/manslaughter trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin finished its second week with eleven jurors finalized at the end of Friday, March 19, 2021. Judge Peter Cahill officially ruled on Friday there would be no change of…

🦄 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,…