Minneapolis. MN. There has been lot of talk about police abolition over the past year and a half. But very different proposals coincide under this language. The coming years could see the phasing out of police departments—and in their place, an array of other agencies, activists, psychiatrists, and neighborhood watch organizations enforcing the same social order under a different name.Continue reading How (Not) to Abolish The Police – A Guide from the City of Minneapolis
Brooklyn Center. Minnesota. This interview was conducted two months ago, which was already two months after the events this spring in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. The riot in Brooklyn Center took place in the context of the Derek Chauvin trial, almost a year after he murdered George Floyd. This interview was an attempt to reflect on one participant’s experience of the events in Brooklyn Center and consider what they tell us about how things might unfold in the future. For many of us, the George Floyd uprising has weighed heavily on our minds as we try to imagine next steps to take. What became clear to me in this interview was that between the George Floyd uprising and the Brooklyn Center riot — despite the direct influence and geographic proximity — was an expanse.
Although the Brooklyn Center riot was an outgrowth of the George Floyd uprising, it was also a reminder that the previous summer’s events would not be repeated. Now, after a relatively quiet summer, it seems all the more important to be looking toward the future rather than fixating our gaze on last summer’s uprising. In this interview, we explore some of the developments and unique characteristics of uprisings in the aftermath of the George Floyd uprising.
Hennepin and Ramsey County Deputies working on the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force murdered Winston Boogie Smith in broad daylight on June 6, 2021, in Minneapolis, MN, only 10 minutes away from where MPD murdered George Floyd.Continue reading Revolutionary Winston Smith Murdered by Federal Task Force in Minneapolis and the Community Responds
On April 11, 2021, a police officer in the Twin Cities suburb Brooklyn Center pulled over Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, allegedly on account of expired tags. Taking place in the midst of the trial of the police officer who murdered George Floyd in Minneapolis last May, this murder shows that the situation for Black people threatened with police violence has hardly changed since May 2020. There are important conclusions to be drawn from this.Continue reading The Murder of Daunte Wright: Co-optation and Revolt – A Year after the George Floyd Uprising, What Has Changed?
Brooklyn Center. MN. After the police killing of 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a vehicle stop in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center on Sunday afternoon, hundreds gathered near 63rd Avenue North and Lee Avenue North calling for justice.
Content Advisory: Police violence.Continue reading Minneapolis, MN: Protests Erupt in Brooklyn Center After Police Kill Daunte Wright
Backus. MN. Pressrelase from the Giniw Collective about recent lock down action against the construction of the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline.Continue reading Backus, MN: Water Protectors Lock Down Inside Line 3 Pipeline
Minneapolis, MN – An evening before New Year’s Eve 2021, police fatally shot a man while in a South Minneapolis gas station parking lot, reportedly during a traffic stop.
This a first brief report with mainly police statements. Be aware that we have to wait for more independent reports, it wouldn’t be the first time the cops lied about a fatal shooting. Enough 14.Continue reading Minneapolis Police Kill Man Blocks From George Floyd Square
Saint Paul. MN. Five encampments in St. Paul [Minnesota] are scheduled to be evicted in the coming weeks, two already have been.Continue reading US: Homeless evictions in Saint Paul, MN
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“[W]henever property is protected, it is protected for white supremacist ends… So the protection of property is something that we need to attack explicitly.” –Idris Robinson, “How It Might Should Be Done”
Minneapolis, MN – Documents obtained by Unicorn Riot shine a light on the law enforcement response to the George Floyd uprising in the Twin Cities. Text messages, emails, photos and other records provide a rare look into the coordination between multiple agencies that took place in the aftermath of Floyd’s killing. Party to these communications were the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Minnesota National Guard, defense contractor Safariland, and other corporations.Continue reading Behind the Law Enforcement Response to the George Floyd Uprising – Part 1: Munitions Delivery