Police Killing

  • Body Cam Videos of Police Killing Blevins to be Released Post-BCA Interviews

    June 27, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – Mayor Jacob Frey announced the City of Minneapolis will release police body camera footage of Thurman ‘Junior’ Blevins’ death as soon as the Blevins family is consulted and all of the witnesses have been interviewed by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA).…...
  • Police Kill Man in North Minneapolis

    June 23, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – Unicorn Riot is reporting from the site where Minneapolis police just killed a man in North Minneapolis, Thurman Blevins, who is said to be 30 or 31 years old. We are at the scene and collecting witness testimony. UPDATED POST – Sunday…...
  • Families of Police Victims Create Community Amidst Tragedy

    March 22, 2018
    Roseville, MN – Over a dozen family members of loved ones killed by police graced a packed banquet in remembrance of Cordale Handy on Saturday, March 18, 2018. At the Radisson Hotel in Roseville, Minnesota, a suburb of St. Paul, around 100 people came out…...
  • Minneapolis Police Kill Woman Who Called 911

    July 16, 2017
    Minneapolis, MN – Late in the night of July 15, 2017, Justine Maia Ruszczyk called 911 after she heard a sound in the alley of her Southwest Minneapolis home. That call turned into her death. Two Minneapolis Police officers responded to the 911 call in…...
  • County Atty Choi Charges Officer Yanez in Shooting of Philando Castile

    November 16, 2016
    St. Paul, MN – On November 16, 2016, Twin Cities community members gathered outside Ramsey County Attorney John Choi’s office learned that Officer Jeronimo Yanez, who killed Philando Castile at a traffic stop, will be charged with second-degree manslaughter and two felony counts of dangerous…...
  • Denver Police Shoot and Kill Two People in Past Five Days

    September 2, 2016
    Denver, CO – Since August 27th, Denver Police Department (DPD) officers have shot and killed two individuals in separate incidents. In both officer-involved shootings, police visited a home attempting to pick up someone with warrants. When the individual tried to flee, police responded by escalating…...
  • No Charges Filed in Denver Police Killing of Unarmed Dion Avila Damon

    August 15, 2016
    Denver, CO – On Friday, August 12th, 2016, the office of Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey released a statement announcing that no criminal charges would be filed against Denver Police Technician Jeff Motz, who shot and killed Dion Avila Damon during a police ambush. Damon…...
  • SURJ Locks Down at Denver Police Headquarters

    July 23, 2016
    July 20th Denver, CO – Members of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) Denver locked down in front of the Denver Police Headquarter Administration Building to protest police violence and in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. Four SURJ members locked themselves arm to arm in…...
  • Twin Cities Anarchist People of Color Engage Militancy Debate

    July 13, 2016
    Minneapolis, MN – On July 9th, 2016 Black Lives Matter Minneapolis (BLM-Mpls), along with members of other groups and non-group affiliated young people, led a protest march and shutdown of highway I-94 In St Paul, MN to demand justice for Philando Castile. During the shutdown,…...
  • Black Lives Matter 5280 135-Hour Sit-in for 135 Lives Lost

    July 11, 2016
    Denver, CO – Since the murders of Alton Sterling on July 5th, 2016 and of Philando Castile on July 6th, 2016 at the hands of police officers, protests and rallies have erupted all across the United States. In Denver, CO, the local organization Black Lives…...