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  • Philly Mayor and Judges Pressured To Release Inmates From Jail

    April 15, 2020
    Philadelphia, PA – For the second time in a week, protesters have converged on city hall. They are demanding that Mayor Jim Kenney and judges in the First Judicial District move to immediately release prisoners from Philadelphia jails to avoid COVID–19 outbreaks. Several prisoners in…...
  • ‘Never Again’ Demo Demands Release of Detainees Amidst COVID–19 Pandemic

    March 30, 2020
    St. Paul, MN – As the coronavirus continues to spread, activists in Minnesota are speaking out for the safety of those behind bars. On Friday, March 27, hours before a Stay at Home order was to go into effect, over 100 protesters held a socially…...
  • 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…...
  • Charlottesville Car Attack Case Ends in Multiple Life Sentences for Nazi Murderer

    July 16, 2019
    Charlottesville, VA – On Monday July 15, 2019 in Virginia state court, the criminal prosecution of James Alex Fields, Jr. drew to a close. The 22-year-old white supremacist had previously been sentenced to life in federal prison for his deadly car attack after the Unite…...
  • Greece: Political Prisoners Pt. 3 – Criminalized by Association

    February 7, 2019
    Athens, Greece – Unicorn Riot spoke with author Tasos Theofilou, an innocent political prisoner freed last year after serving five years in a Greek prison. Recent court cases involving political prisoners in Greece have borne a resemblance to ‘J20‘ cases in the United States, where…...
  • ‘Bowl Patrol’: Dylann Roof Fans Hope to Inspire More Mass Shootings

    January 8, 2019
    On June 17, 2015, 20-year-old Dylann Roof shot and killed 9 people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Roof, an avid reader of neo-Nazi websites such as Stormfront and the Daily Stormer, quickly admitted to the killing and later …...
  • Federal Prosecutions From #NoDAPL Movement Continue

    December 20, 2018
    Bismarck, ND – Almost two years after the eviction of indigenous encampments resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), federal prosecutions have continued to crack down on some of those involved. All of the federal #NoDAPL cases stem around events on October 27, 2016, when a…...
  • Judge Approves Multiple Life Sentences For Neo-Nazi In Charlottesville Attack

    December 11, 2018
    Charlottesville, VA – James Alex Fields, who charged his car into a group of counter-protesters after the ‘Unite The Right’ rally, received a recommended multiple life sentence from a jury today. Last week, James Fields was found guilty on all charges, including first degree murder.…...
  • Delaware Vaughn Prison Revolt Trial Ends In Mixed Verdict

    November 20, 2018
    Wilmington, DE – The trial of three prisoners accused of involvement in a February 1, 2017 prisoner uprising at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center finished testimony and closing arguments last week. After a trial lasting about a month, jurors began deliberations on Friday, November…...
  • Amtrak Hijacker Participated In Neo-Nazi Chats with Charlottesville Organizers

    October 8, 2018
    Lincoln, NE – 26-year-old neo-Nazi Taylor Wilson was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison last week for his attempted armed attack on an Amtrak train last year. Now, newly discovered materials, including leaked Discord chats from the now-defunct Traditionalist Worker Party, show that Wilson…...