In Minnesota, we don’t need any more traumatic reminders that our public safety systems don’t work. Like Jamar Clark, Thurman Blevins, Philando Castille, George Floyd, Dolal Idd, Daunte Wright, and Winston Smith, Amir Locke and Jahmari Rice should be alive today – but we know that our systems of policing and public safety were never designed to protect them or keep them safe. When a system is designed to maintain white supremacy through violent oppression, it can’t be fixed by propaganda or performative reforms.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 19, 2021 TakeAction Minnesota Statement on Tina Smith’s Endorsement Against City Question 2 (Minneapolis, MN) – Today, U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) publicly opposed City Question
Minneapolis, MN – Today, the Minnesota Reformer released appalling bodycam footage of the Minneapolis Police Department “hunting” and attacking peaceful protestors and bystanders in the wake of the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. This footage comes just weeks after the release of damning court documents revealed the efforts to which the MPD, under the exclusive control of Mayor Jacob Frey, went to conceal their illegal, violent attack on Jaleel Stallings.
(Minneapolis, MN) – In a shameless new ad for reelection released on Tuesday, Mayor Jacob Frey says, “it’s been a tough year” for Minneapolis but refuses to acknowledge that as mayor, he has been responsible for maintaining the failing status quo.