police terror

  • Killed by Police: Thurman Blevins Remembered One Year Later

    June 23, 2019
    Minneapolis, MN – Unicorn Riot recently sat down with Darlynn Blevins, sister of 31-year-old father of three, Thurman “June” Blevins, who was killed by Minneapolis police after being shot in the back while running down a North Minneapolis alley on June 23, 2018. In the…...
  • Cordale Handy Banquet Brings Together Mothers Who’ve Lost Their Sons to Police Killings

    March 16, 2019
    St. Paul, MN – For the second year in a row, mothers from across the United States who have lost their children to police killings take part in a community celebration and remembrance of their lost children’s lives. The 2nd Annual Remembering Cordale Q. Handy…...
  • 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…...
  • Speak Out For Khaleel Thompson

    June 6, 2017
    Crystal, MN – Eighteen year old Khaleel Thompson, who was recently diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, was going through a mental crisis while holding an airsoft pistol when four Crystal Police officers shot 18 rounds at him two weeks ago. Khaleel survived and is in the…...
  • Vigil for Cordale Handy, Another Victim of SPPD

    March 20, 2017
    St. Paul, MN – On Sunday, March 19, 2017, the family of Cordale Handy held a vigil near the site of the last moments of his life. Cordale was shot dead by St. Paul police officers Mikko Norman and Nathaniel Younce on Wednesday morning, March…...
  • Minneapolis Police Officer Charged with Two Felonies for Reckless Shooting

    February 4, 2017
    Minneapolis, MN – Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) Officer Efrem Hamilton has been charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and felony discharge of firearm from a November 19th, 2016 incident where he shot a bullet into a car full of young adults. For more…...
  • Justice for Michael Kirvelay Marches on Columbia Heights Police Department

    March 6, 2016
    Columbia Heights, MN – On March 5th, 2016 a Justice 4 Michael Kirvelay action was called “Police Station take 2” in Columbia Heights, a northeast suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota, to protest of the killing of Michael Kirvelay by police during a mental health check on…...
  • Phil Quinn’s Murderers (St. Paul Police) Cleared by Grand Jury

    February 19, 2016
    St. Paul, MN – On Wednesday, February 18th, St. Paul police officers Joe LaBathe and Rich McGuire were cleared in the killing of Phil Quinn. During Thursday’s press conference authorities released the dashcam footage and 911 transcripts of the incident. In a bid to win…...
  • No Charges for Denver Sheriff’s Deputies in Jail Death of Michael Marshall

    January 21, 2016
    Denver, CO “I am not shocked. This is what this D.A. does” – Pastor Terrance Hughes of the Denver Ministerial Alliance The office of Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey has announced that no criminal charges will be filed against Denver sheriff’s deputies who were involved…...