Monday March 8, 2021
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BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 3/07/21
A coalition of 20-plus Minnesota activist organizations plan to protest outside the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 8, the first day of the trial of Derek Chauvin. Chauvin killed George Floyd in May 2020.
BY Ryan Hamann | Milwaukee, WI | 3/05/21
Most people in the movement know that on the morning of March 8, Derek Chauvin, one of the most recent killer cop out of the Twin Cities area, goes on trial for the murder of George Floyd. What many of those same people don’t know, however, is that another killer cop from the Midwest goes on trial on March 8 for a similar act of murder.
BY Daisy Sim | Tallahassee, FL | 2/25/21
Around 50 people gathered at the Florida State Capitol building, February 20, to protest the ‘combating public disorder bill,’ otherwise known as HB1/SB484.
BY staff | Tallahassee, FL | 2/24/21
On February 23, at the Leon County Clerk of Courts, the Tallahassee Community Action Committee (TCAC) held an outdoor press conference to amplify demands of the #Tally19.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 2/19/21
Fight Back News service is circulating the text of remarks by Frank Chapman of The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR), given at the February 19 with the Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability (GAPA).
BY Amanda Hamilton | Minneapolis, MN | 2/19/21
On February 17, Mayor Jacob Frey, other city officials, Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo and various other entities held two separate press conferences to address what their departments are doing to ‘ensure the safety’ of residents, businesses and other surrounding cities during the upcoming March court trial for Derek Chauvin, who is being tried for the brutal murder of George Floyd.
BY Carlos Montes | Los Angeles, CA | 2/19/21
On December 7, 2020, newly-elected Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon on his first day in office announced sweeping reforms to the LA criminal justice system.
BY Monica Gold | Jacksonville, FL | 2/03/21
On January 30, the Jacksonville Community Action Committee (JCAC) organized a protest against Florida House Bill 1 (HB1/SB484): Combating Public Disorder.
BY staff | New York, NY | 1/22/21
More than 50 people gathered in Times Square in New York City on Wednesday, January 20, in response to President Biden’s inauguration.
BY staff | Milwaukee, WI | 1/20/21
Late in the morning on January 19, the members of Milwaukee’s Common Council gathered for a second vote on the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Grant. People watched, angered as the council voted 9-6 to accept the grant.
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