Private Cops in Uptown Minneapolis — Another Tool to Maintain the Racist-Capitalist System
Citizen’s arrest laws—a relic of colonial times—exist in all 50 states and were created to help catch slaves when Black people were considered property. Recently, private cops hired by the Seven Points Uptown shopping mall arrested activists in Uptown, Minneapolis. Laws and legality in bourgeois society function to maintain the racist-capitalist status quo. We must kick all cops, private or not, out of our communities and unions.
Adnan AhmedJuly 22, 2021
A Woke Mural and Black Dolls: How Target Hides Its Racism
Target used empty antiracist gestures in reopening its East Lake Street store in Minneapolis, which was damaged during the George Floyd uprising. But featuring a woke mural and selling Black dolls will not hide its role in violent racist policing.
Adnan AhmedJuly 8, 2021
Operation Safety Net: Safety for the Ruling Class, Trauma for the Masses
In a city with more than 3,000 National Guard soldiers, protesters defy the militarization and protest racism, police brutality, and the increasing presence of repressive forces.
Adnan AhmedApril 20, 2021
Minneapolis Suburb Defies Curfew after Police Murder Daunte Wright
Demonstrators in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota defied the 7 p.m. curfew yesterday to protest the police murder of Daunte Wright.
Adnan AhmedApril 13, 2021
Not Just One Bad Apple: Another Man of Color Was Murdered By Police Outside of Minneapolis
Police in Minnesota shot and killed Daunte Wright Sunday afternoon. As protesters gathered, the police shot at them with rubber bullets. There is no reforming the racist, murderous police.
Left VoiceApril 11, 2021
“Yes 4 Minneapolis”: Reforming an Uprising, but Not the Police
Minneapolis voters now may have a few different police-reform options to consider in the upcoming city elections in November. Despite promises to dismantle the Police Department, the proposals on the table will do nothing to stop police violence.
Adnan AhmedApril 5, 2021
Minneapolis Covered Up Recordings of Racist Cop Taunting Somali Teens
Recently-released recordings show a Minneapolis cop making racist statements and threatening the lives of four detained Somali teenagers. The city didn’t fire him until a year later, and it covered up its recordings of these events for six years.
Daniel WerstDecember 29, 2020
What Does Minneapolis Mean by “Abolish” the Police?
The Minneapolis City Council has declared their intention to “abolish” the police. They keep using that word, but it doesn’t mean what they seem to think it means. Let’s take a look at what they’re actually proposing.
Olivia WoodJune 9, 2020
Don’t Fall for the Copaganda: They’ll Take A Knee, Then Tear Gas Thousands
Cops in cities across the U.S. are marching in protests and taking a knee in “solidarity” before continuing to attack demonstrators. These empty acts of “copaganda” obscure the racist violence of the police, and serve to diffuse the protests.
Tatiana CozzarelliJune 3, 2020
Minnesota is a Blue State. Where is the “Lesser Evil” Now?
The murder of George Floyd is not just the responsibility of the police. State violence is a constant in Minneapolis, a state governed by Democrats. The Mayor Jacob Frey has worked together with the Governor Tim Waltz to repress the current protests against police brutality and racism.
Ana RiveraMay 30, 2020