MInneapolis

  • Cointelpro Gothic: Attorney General Whitaker Linked to Probes on 2008 RNC, Grand Juries

    November 16, 2018
    Southern District of Iowa – Acting US Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, formerly Jeff Sessions’ Chief of Staff, served as US Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa, from June 15, 2004 to November 25, 2009. During this tenure, his office engaged with FBI investigations around…...
  • “We Won’t Be Erased”: Rally Spotlights Trans Visibility in Minneapolis

    October 28, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – In the wake of government plans to revoke Title IX protections and a new Department of Justice statement allowing for discrimination against transgender people, community advocates, allies, and trans people alike are organizing rallies across the United States. In Minneapolis, on Sunday,…...
  • Minneapolis Gathers to Honor Missing & Murdered Indigenous People

    October 18, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – Unicorn Riot covered a gathering and march to an interactive mural commemorating missing and murdered indigenous people on Saturday, October 14, 2018. We joined around a hundred people in East Phillips Park where we were welcomed by Sage Trudell, who helped organized…...
  • Franklin/Hiawatha Encampment, the “Wall of Forgotten Natives”

    August 31, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – Unicorn Riot walked through the Franklin/Hiawatha Encampment on August 17, 2018. The encampment, or “wall of forgotten natives“, is a tent city of houseless folks, mostly of Native American descent, that’s popped up along the Hiawatha highway noise barrier. We walked and…...
  • Prison Strike 2018: Tipping the Scale of the Conversation

    August 28, 2018
    Prison, USA – A week into what’s expected to be the largest prison strike in United States history and word of mass strike participation is percolating outside the walls. Thousands of inmates in the world’s most jailed country are predicted to stop working, stop eating,…...
  • No Charges Filed in Blevins’ Killing as Body Camera Footage is Released

    July 31, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – In an arduous 16 hours for Thurman Blevins’ family and friends, body camera footage showing Blevins death was published and the next morning it was announced that no charges would be filed against the officers involved in fatally shooting Blevins. Hennepin County…...
  • 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…...
  • Questions Remain in Blevins Killing as Mayor Promises Footage Release by End of July

    July 23, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – After continued pressure, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey announced Friday, July 21 that the body camera footage from the officers who killed Thurman Blevins last month will likely be released to the public by the end of July. Official reports have shown inconsistencies…...
  • Public Forum Focuses on Flawed Police Education

    July 11, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – Recent controversy regarding ‘fear-based’ training for law enforcement officers has led to dozens of Minnesota officers being pulled from training courses and a protest outside of the Mall of America, where a training was held on May 16. On Wednesday, July 11,…...
  • Minneapolis Muslim Community Calls Emergency #NoMuslimBanEver Rally

    June 29, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – Unicorn Riot was live June 26, 2018 in downtown Minneapolis to cover an emergency rally in response to a 5 to 4 Supreme Court ruling upholding Donald Trump’s travel ban. The ban, which targets five predominately Muslim countries, has been called a…...