police terror

  • 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…...
  • “A Travesty And Insult”: Minnesota Government’s Recommendations Condemned By Community

    March 10, 2020
    St. Paul, MN – “Politicians are afraid of the police line.” This remark from a member of the Twin Cities Coalition for Justice for Jamar (TCC4J) was inspired by the state’s recommendations for how to begin addressing the phenomenon of police killings. The community-based group…...
  • Amtrak Officer Acquitted After Killing Unarmed Minnesota Man in Chicago

    February 28, 2020
    Chicago, IL – On Friday, a Cook County judge acquitted the officer that killed a 25-year-old Minnesota father of three in 2017 as he ran from an attempted search at Chicago’s Union Station. Two years after Amtrak officer LaRoyce Tankson shot and killed Chad Robertson,…...
  • No Charges Against Minnesota Police Who Killed Hip-Hop Artist

    February 10, 2020
    Richfield, MN – The police who shot and killed Brian Quinones-Rosario in September 2019 will not face charges. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman, the deciding voice in many recent police shootings in Hennepin County, made the justification announcement on Monday, February 10 and released a…...
  • Decision Rescinded, Police Back Out of Releasing Footage of Brian Quinones’ Killing

    October 25, 2019
    Minneapolis, MN – After initially agreeing to release footage of the police killing Brian Quinones, city officials in Edina and Richfield have reversed their decision and will not release the videos. This flip-flop comes after the Quinones family was allowed to view select portions of…...
  • Family to View Footage in Fatal Police Killing This Week

    October 22, 2019
    Richfield, MN – Dash camera footage of the September police killing of Brian Quinones-Rosario was viewed by Brian’s family on Wednesday, October 23. Demands for greater transparency in October City Council meetings have helped move the process forward for the family of Quinones after Brian…...
  • Vigil for Police Shooting Victim Shuts Down Interstate

    September 9, 2019
    Richfield, MN – On Sunday evening Interstate 494 was shut down by community members protesting Brian Quinones’ death at the hands of police. Hundreds attended an emotional vigil at the site where Quinones was shot and killed a night earlier. Mothers, children, elders, and neighbors…...
  • Life-Sentence Overturned for Greek Police Officer that Killed Teenager

    July 30, 2019
    Lamia, Greece – The police officer that killed teenager Alexis Grigoropoulos on December 6, 2008, had his life sentence overturned in a Greek courtroom on Monday, July 29, 2019. An appeals court found him guilty for the murder but reduced his sentence to just 13…...
  • Protest Shuts Down Highway, Marches Through Eagan’s High-End Outlet Mall

    July 29, 2019
    Eagan, MN – Protests shut down roads around Eagan’s Outlet Mall and miles of Minnesota Highway 13 on Saturday, July 27. About 100 protesters marched through the area seeking justice for 23-year-old student and entrepreneur, Isak Aden, who was killed by police after a standoff…...
  • Vigil Marks Three Years Since Police Killed Philando Castile

    July 9, 2019
    Falcon Heights, MN – Three years to the day after the police killing of Philando Castile, a 32-year-old school cafeteria worker, about 100 people gathered in remembrance. At the site of Castile’s death in a St. Paul suburb, his family was joined by community members,…...