Communities of color are often criminalized for their drug use. In the Derek Chauvin murder trial, the defense attributed George Floyd’s death in part to his substance abuse. But the frank manner in which Floyd’s drug use was discussed in court has helped
On the one-year anniversary of his murder by police, George Floyd was remembered in cities across the world. In Minneapolis, the city where he was killed, community members gathered to celebrate his life and reaffirm the fight for justice. Feven Gerezgihe
It’s been a year since George Floyd was murdered by police. Hope for reform is offset by ongoing violence. Feven Gerezghier reports.
Rallies and many other events are planned across the Twin Cities for the next five days. Meanwhile, it looks like Congress will fail to pass the George Floyd Policing Act by May 25. Feven Gerezgiher reports.
On a farm an hour away from the Twin Cities, a cooperative is creating a respite from tense police-community relations. “The Fields at Rootsprings” offers a connection to nature for communities of color who’ve historically had limited access. Feven Gerezg
Yes 4 Minneapolis is a Black-led campaign seeking to replace the Minneapolis Police Department with a new department of public safety. The campaign is proposing an amendment to the Minneapolis city charter requirement for a police department. Organizers r
With a little over a week left before the end of the Minnesota legislative session, the House and Senate have yet to agree on policing reforms. Feven Gerezgiher reports.
The defense attorney filed a motion arguing that the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murdering George Floyd was not given due process. The motion alleges that the publicity surrounding the trial intimidated the defense’s witnesses and influ
In April, transit union leaders defended their drivers, who refused to transport people arrested for protesting the shooting of Daunte Wright. Labor organizers say the working-class experience overlaps with the experience of marginalized communities. Feve
The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating the Minneapolis Police Department for unconstitutional and unlawful policing. Meanwhile, with Derek Chauvin’s trial concluded, the National Guard will send its troops home over the next few days. Feven Gerez