a 150 year performance review of the minneapolis police department
“THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT is notoriously ineffective at removing bad cops from its ranks. Numerous lawsuits, independent investigations and the disciplinary files obtained by the Reformer show a pattern of mismanagement when it comes to holding officers accountable.” An incredible, in-depth investigation by Max Nesterak and Tony Webster over at the MN Reformer. Read the […]
This post is just to collect a few links for people looking to learn more about abolition. 1. A good entry point: Check out the #AbolitionReadings list of 25 articles. 2. A deeper dive: Our Resources page is full of articles, videos, toolkits, book recommendations, and much more. 3. MPD150 originally formed to produce the […]
Via Ed Lib MN: In the summer after the murder of George Floyd and the beginning of the Minneapolis Uprising, a group of Twin Cities students and educators came together to create an accompanying curriculum to the MPD150 Report, a community-written history of the Minneapolis Police Department. We wrote this because it’s important to […]
A collection of comics & stories for a police-free world, curated by MPD150.
This document does not speak for the whole movement, or even all organizers here in Minneapolis. Please be wary of sharing content that claims to. These are simply some thoughts, talking points, and stories that have been useful to us as we’ve had discussions with people in our community about abolition. Over the past two […]
In the wake of the police murder of George Floyd, the Minneapolis school board and union moved to sever ties with the police, recognizing that SROs (special resource officers) in schools are harmful to students and the community. A similar ask was made by the president of the University of Minnesota. We celebrate these as […]
Imagine that you were asked to help create stability in a newly-founded city. How would you try to solve the problems that your friends and neighbors encountered? How would you respond to crisis and violence? Would your *first* choice be an unaccountable army with a history of oppression and violence patrolling your neighborhood around the […]