πŸ¦„ Prison

Demanding the Passage of the Hardel Sherrell Act

Saint Paul, MN – Nearly three years after Hardel Sherrell’s harrowing death in Beltrami County Jail, a legislative act named after him aims to stop the dozens of deaths in Minnesota jail cells. After losing her only son at the young age of 27, Del…

πŸ¦„ Police, Tech

Aerial Surveillance in Twin Cities Frustrates, Alarms Residents

When protests broke out several weeks ago in a Minneapolis, Minnesota suburb over the police killing of Daunte Wright, tensions were already high thanks to the trial of Derek Chauvin, the police officer found guilty of murdering George Floyd. State and local authorities were ready…

πŸ¦„ Police, Racism

Derek Chauvin Found Guilty in Murder of George Floyd

Minneapolis, MN – On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, the jury in the trial of Derek Chauvin returned a verdict finding the defendant guilty on all counts. Former Minneapolis Police (MPD) Officer Chauvin had been charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter – and…

πŸ¦„ Police

Protests Erupt in Brooklyn Center After Police Kill Daunte Wright

Brooklyn Center, MN – After the police killing of 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a vehicle stop in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center on Sunday afternoon, hundreds gathered near 63rd Avenue North and Lee Avenue North calling for justice.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension…

πŸ¦„ Eco

Appealing Line 3 Pipeline: Supply and Demand at Root of Hearing

Minneapolis, MN – Attorneys for multiple Indigenous tribes, environmental and Indigenous rights groups, and the Minnesota Department of Commerce made oral arguments on Tuesday, March 23, against the Line 3 pipeline approvals by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.

The Commission approved the second-to-last permit needed…

πŸ¦„ 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…