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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 →

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 →

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 →

Mothers of the Murdered

The Minnesota State Fair is one of the most popular annual events in this state. The Great Minnesota Get Together draws a record number of people from around the state and across the nation every year. It is good, expensive,… Continue Reading →

We Will Not Be Silenced – Justice for June – Part 2

Still working through the footage from July 31, 2018 at the Please Don’t Shoot Me Rally for Thurman Blevins. Part 1 focused on his family and why I find it advantageous to see things from different perspectives. We Will Not… Continue Reading →

Perspective Shifts – Justice for June, Part 1

At times like this, my slow media approach gets swamped by the fast moving tides and bursts of gunfire. While finishing up the video series from the Please Don’t Shoot Me Rally and March for Thurman Blevins the radio tunes… Continue Reading →

Minneapolis Urban Park Service

I’d like to keep issues related to “reform” of the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) on the radar. The term “reform” is in quotes because we need to move well beyond reform, training, and blind oversight committee reports. I’m not so… Continue Reading →

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