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Stand With Families (Part 1)

The community dinner prepared by volunteers for Communities United Against Police Brutality (CUAPB) on October 20, 2019 was unifying, cathartic, and healing, as it brought together families impacted by police violence, supporters, and allies. Unrelentingly, the 2019 gathering was attended… Continue Reading →

Remember Stolen Lives – Phumee Lee (Part 2)

The Community Dinner to Stand With Families and Remember Stolen Lives was organized by Communities United Against Police Brutality (CUAPB) in Minneapolis, MN. Thao Xiong took the microphone to tell the story of when he first met Phumee Lee in… Continue Reading →

Sumaya, Dinni, and Toshira- (Part 3)

When Isak Aden was gunned down by multiple police officers in July 2019, his sister and brother redoubled their efforts to demand justice for lives stolen by killer cops. Sumaya had stood up for Philando Castile, killed July 6. 2016… Continue Reading →

Honoring Philando Castile

July 6, 2019 marked 3 years since Philando Castile was murdered in Falcon Heights, Minnesota by St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez. Yanez has yet to be held to account for the panicked over reaction that resulted in the death… Continue Reading →

The Disruption Narrative

The back-to-back press conferences by cannabis prohibitionists, Smart Approaches to Marijuana – Minnesota (SAMMn), and full legalization advocates, Minnesotans Against Prohibition (MAP) coalition at the Minnesota State Capitol, were the focus of a deep dive through the 10 video series… Continue Reading →

Cannabis Prohibition Will Not Stand

On the morning of January 16, 2019 the Minnesota State Capitol Press Room was abuzz with expectation about the 2 press conferences scheduled for that day. One was the first public event organized by Smart Approaches to Marijuana – Minnesota… Continue Reading →

SAMMn MAP

January 16, 2019 press conferences rearranged into 10 pieces. #1 – Lies About DUIs. #2 – Educate SAMMn. #3 – Probable Cause. #4 – Experience Over Opinion. #5 – Illicit Markets. #6 – Prohibition Profits. #7 – Prohibition Ruins Lives…. Continue Reading →

Make It Real – MPD 150; Part 2

The October 4, 2018 Make It Real art exhibit and public discussion at New Rules in North Minneapolis featured D. A. Bullock, Devika Ghai, Roxanne O’Brien, and her daughter Oya. They spoke about imaging a police-free future and wove that… Continue Reading →

Make it Real – MPD 150; Part 1

October 4, 2018. New Rules. Make it Real. MPD 150. Art installation and panel discussion centered on the performance review of the first 150 years of the Minneapolis Police Department at New Rules in North MPLS. A panel of social… Continue Reading →

Stand with the Families

After a decade of making video and public access TV about national and global issues, I began to refocus my camera and commentary on local issues during the Occupation of the Fourth Precinct in 2015. The issue of extreme police… Continue Reading →

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