Police lying persists, even amid an explosion of video
evidence that has allowed the public to test officers’ credibility.
Get involved! Want to help MPD150 continue to build towards a vision of a police-free future? There are many ways to get involved with MPD150. Some projects in the works: a police abolition museum exhibit, developing new workshops based on our report, a public mural storybook project, and publishing a second round of reports.
We recently received a grant from Headwaters Foundation for Justice to develop a museum exhibition advocating alternatives to policing in 2018.
A police-free Minneapolis is viable and necessary. A few of our core team members spoke with Kim Schneider from the Twin Cities Daily Planet about our vision for getting there.
When cases of police brutality, fabrication of evidence or corruption burst into public view they are inevitably followed by calls for police reform. The demanded changes sometimes produce temporary improvements, though more often, not. In any case are soon eroded, reversed or even turned into instruments of increased police power once the public outcry dies down.