St. Paul

  • ‘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…...
  • St. Paul Teachers Union Strikes, Demanding Increased Mental Health Support for Students

    March 11, 2020
    St. Paul, MN – If a school district isn’t actively addressing the significant barriers preventing students’ education, is it reasonable to expect teachers to be successful at their jobs? Providing resources to minimize barriers against youth learners is the focus of the 2020 labor strike…...
  • “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,…...
  • Killed by Police: Minnesota Man Remembered Five Years Later

    January 14, 2020
    St. Paul, MN – Five years ago, St. Paul police officers shot and killed 24-year-old Marcus Golden in a parking lot. Though Marcus’ mother was a Reserve officer with the St. Paul Police Department (SPPD) for over two decades, the Golden family has received neither…...
  • “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…...
  • Minnesotans Escalate Calls to Divest from “Virtual Border Wall” Company Elbit

    September 25, 2019
    St. Paul, MN – Local organizers have accused the state of Minnesota of “funding the wall” between both the Mexico-USA border and further between Palestine and Israel. Anti-war and migrant justice activists turned up the pressure on Minnesota legislators to divest an estimated $1.25 million…...
  • 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…...