Tactical Statement

A black-and-white illustration of a Minneapolis SWAT team member standing on top of a van, holding a rifle. The text reads, "MinneaPolice. Protecting wealth and whiteness since 1867. #Justice4Jamar."

Art by Ricardo Levins Morales – www.RLMArtStudio.com

  1. The purpose of MPD150 is to change the story of policing in Minneapolis in order to set in motion a process for dissolving the Minneapolis Police Department.
  2. MPD150 respects that ours is one effort and one approach among many.
  3. MPD150 uses research, community dialogue, creative visioning, and cultural activism, and encourages widespread community engagement and initiative.
  4. MPD150 employs proactive activism, seeking to move beyond reaction. We avoid entrapment in forms of action that undermine our strategy.
  5. We oppose any state repression of dissent, including surveillance, infiltration, disruption, and violence against activists or community members.