Minnesota

  • Say Her Name — Nekeya Moody Killed in February 2020 After Encounter with Minnesota Police

    July 5, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – Nekeya Moody, a 37-year-old mother of five, died after a struggle with Ramsey County Sheriffs in February 2020. Moody’s sister said she laid unresponsive and lacking medical care for 10 minutes. Today, July 5, Nekeya Moody would’ve turned 38. On June 19,…...
  • Economic Justice Rally Pushes for City Level Reparations

    July 5, 2020
    St. Paul, MN – After weeks of intense protests following the murder of George Floyd by police, Minnesota organizers are pushing legislative changes to bring forth justice for the Black community. One of those items is a bill that would distribute reparations for descendants of…...
  • Minneapolis March Demanding Justice for Breonna Taylor Draws Thousands

    July 2, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – Breonna Taylor’s tragic killing in March 2020 is illustrative of the systemic anti-Black prejudice extant in the United States, and the continued failure at nearly every level of state involvement to provide liberty and justice to Black Americans. State law enforcement officials…...
  • George Floyd Uprising in Minneapolis–Saint Paul — The First Two Weeks

    June 14, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – Waves of rage tore through the Twin Cities community after a video of Minneapolis police officers mercilessly killing George Floyd went viral. Fires were lit across the world as a new movement spread rapidly with the goal of dismantling the police and…...
  • Christopher Columbus Statue Toppled in Saint Paul

    June 11, 2020
    Saint Paul, MN – Joining a new nationwide cleanse of racist monuments, the Christoper Columbus statue at Minnesota’s Capitol building is one of the latest to be torn down. On Wednesday evening over a hundred people came to take part in toppling a statue of…...
  • Minneapolis Police Murder Handcuffed Man With Neck-Kneel

    May 26, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – “I can’t breathe” were some of the last words of the latest victim to police terror. Memorial Day in Minneapolis saw the echoing of the same words as Eric Garner before he was killed by police six years earlier. For over eight…...
  • Gross Violations Found in DOC Review of Inmate’s Death at Beltrami County Jail

    May 25, 2020
    Bemidji, MN – “Pervasive” policy failures leading to “regular and gross violation of Minnesota jail standards” were found in a second review of the death of 27-year-old Hardel Sherrell in Beltrami County Jail. The findings of the re-review were detailed in a May 15 letter…...
  • Nurses Picket Over Lack of Protection From Ongoing Viral Pandemic

    May 21, 2020
    Saint Paul, MN – Hundreds of medical professionals and supporters held an informational picket demanding their employer Allina Health, along with the Minnesota Department of Health, provide increased personal protective equipment (PPE) “with higher safety standards.” After the May 20 picket outside United Hospital protesters…...
  • Collective Power Grows in Grieving Community of Stolen Lives

    May 12, 2020
    Roseville, MN – Dozens of family members from across the United States gathered in Minnesota in March for the third annual weekend of events honoring Cordale Handy and other victims of police terror and community violence. As family members continue to mourn the loss of…...
  • MN Demonstrations, Demands to Free Prisoners Escalate

    April 30, 2020
    Maple Grove, MN – Demonstrators have been ramping up organizing efforts to ensure the safety of incarcerated and detained people during the coronavirus state of emergency. The repeated message is that no imprisoned person deserves to die from COVID–19. Update: On May 2 we covered…...