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  • “Divest from Climate Change!” Chase Bank Branch Protested on Opening Day

    November 7, 2019
    St. Paul, MN – Chase Bank’s new branch had been open for less than five minutes when two dozen students and activists entered through the front door, just after 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 5.  They were carrying a banner that read “Chase: Defund Climate…...
  • Police Release Body Cam Footage of Ronald Davis’ Killing

    September 25, 2019
    St. Paul, MN – Body camera footage of Saint Paul police’s (SPPD) deadly encounter with Ronald Davis was released on Tuesday, September 24. The video shows Ronald Davis running towards the officer with what looks to be a four-inch knife before being shot. On the…...
  • Man Killed by Saint Paul Police After Rear-Ending a Squad Car

    September 16, 2019
    St. Paul, MN – On Sunday evening, St. Paul police shot and killed a man they say rear-ended a squad car in St. Paul’s Midway neighborhood. Police say the victim “confronted” the officers after the car collision and “a fight ensued.” Police then shot and…...
  • Justin Teigen Matters: Ten Years Later

    August 18, 2019
    St. Paul, MN – At the age of 24, Justin Teigen took his last breath following an encounter with Saint Paul Police Officers. Multiple narratives have tried to explain the chain of events that resulted in Teigen’s body being found at a recycling center in…...
  • Emails Show St. Paul Police Targeted Protest Organizers Seeking Justice for Philando

    December 10, 2018
    St. Paul, MN – Hundreds of emails and messages from St. Paul law enforcement, obtained and now released by Unicorn Riot, show that police were constantly using Facebook surveillance of protesters and interagency cooperation to target specific protest organizers involved with the 2016 ‘Justice Occupation…...
  • Police Improperly Released Armed Men Who Antagonized Philando Castile Protest

    October 22, 2018
    St. Paul, MN – Official reports show police improperly released the ex-leader of the Three Percenters militia, and his armed associates, after their brief detention outside of a protest following the shooting of Philando Castile in summer 2016. Content advisory: Bigoted language Police Improperly Release…...
  • 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…...