Tag Archives: Minneapolis police
Why Police Defunding Should Remain on the Reform Agenda, by Yohana Beyene
Incidents like these are a recurring nightmare for Black people. But it is especially tragic in a city where an effort to replace the police force with a Department of Public Safety informed by a public health approach was voted down amidst exaggerated rhetoric warning about the impact of “defunding” on public safety.
Part 2: Where is the world class museum? Black Lives Minneapolis: Dred Scott and George Floyd, by Susu Jeffrey
Jim Crow laws or “black codes” began with the 13th Amendment as local and state legal restrictions and lasted on paper or in-practice ever since. “Jim Crow” was a black minstrel figure.
Minneapolis/St. Paul Protests Under Occupation, by Kim DeFranco
“Most of the people who were out there were sincere. They cared about their rights and the rights of others. They wanted to contribute to a better world for their families and others.”
Journalism under siege in Minnesota, by Mathew Ingram
“We are not worthier victims just because the fourth estate works to uphold democracy. It’s our job. And we’d do well to focus on those who don’t have the opportunity to write 800 words about their own importance afterward.”
Ed Felien: They should be indicted
Jamar Clark was killed because of bad judgment, reckless behavior and failure to follow proper police procedure on the part of Officers Dustin Schwarze and Mark Ringgenberg.
Minneapolis: Cop Caught on Video Telling Black Teen ‘If You Fuck with Me, I’m Going to Break Your Legs’
A recently released report details the racial arrest patterns in Minneapolis and concludes that African Americans are more likely than white people to be arrested for low-level offenses. Here is just one example of police racism. By Ian Millhiser | ThinkProgress | News Investigation NationofChange.org May 30, 2015 Editor’s Note: This video is excerpted from the […]
Clyde Bellecourt and the shame of the Minneapolis police
Clyde Bellecourt The police pushed him to the ground, bent his arms around his back, presumably to handcuff him, and caused significant pain. “That’s my uncle …” “Leave him alone …” was heard by witnesses. By David Tilsen January 2013 Southside Pride Let me tell you a little about Clyde Bellecourt. Clyde has spent […]
ReOccupyMinneapolis> First-person reports about April 7th actions and arrests
Reports from Osha Karow, Scott Thompson, Polly Kellogg, and Melissa Hill, with links to Nick Rogue’s videos. by Osha Karow on Sunday, April 8, 2012 at 12:56pm For those wanting a bit more detailed run-down of Saturday, April 7th’s events, I had typed this little run-down up to send to some local media, but think that it […]