Revealed: pipeline company paid Minnesota police for arresting and surveilling protesters

Enbridge picked up the tab for police wages, training and equipment – and let county police know when it wanted demonstrators arrested The Canadian company Enbridge has reimbursed US police $2.4m for arresting and surveilling hundreds of demonstrators who oppose construction of its Line 3 pipeline, according to documents the Guardian obtained through a publicContinue reading “Revealed: pipeline company paid Minnesota police for arresting and surveilling protesters”

Enbridge ordered to pay $3 million for Line 3 groundwater leak

Minnesota regulators have ordered Enbridge to pay more than $3 million for allegedly violating state environmental law by piercing a groundwater aquifer during construction of the Line 3 oil pipeline replacement. The state Department of Natural Resources said Enbridge, while working near Clearbrook in January, dug too deeply into the ground and pierced an artesianContinue reading “Enbridge ordered to pay $3 million for Line 3 groundwater leak”

Militia Leader Gets 53-Year Sentence In Minnesota Mosque Bombing

The leader of an Illinois anti-government militia group who authorities say masterminded the 2017 bombing of a Minnesota mosque was sentenced Monday to 53 years in prison for an attack that terrified the mosque’s community. Emily Claire Hari, who was charged, tried and convicted under the name Michael Hari and recently said she is transgender, faced aContinue reading “Militia Leader Gets 53-Year Sentence In Minnesota Mosque Bombing”

‘Not Going to Do This Anymore’: Fed-Up Prosecutor Is Done With BS Traffic Stops

John Choi, the Minnesota prosecutor who charged the cop who killed Philando Castile, is already earning enemies for his groundbreaking new policy. John Choi said he will never forget July 6, 2016—the day 32-year-old Philando Castile was shot and killed by a St. Anthony Police Department officer during a simple traffic stop over a broken taillight. WhenContinue reading “‘Not Going to Do This Anymore’: Fed-Up Prosecutor Is Done With BS Traffic Stops”

Minnesota GOP rocked by top donor’s sex trafficking scandal, as party chair faces calls to resign

Minnesota GOP Chair Jennifer Carnahan faces calls to resign after a major donor was indicted for sex trafficking The Republican Party of Minnesota was rocked this week by a scandal involving a top donor and conservative activist who was indicted for operating a child sex trafficking scheme, a sordid affair which also implicated an up-and-coming College Republican leader from the state. Continue reading “Minnesota GOP rocked by top donor’s sex trafficking scandal, as party chair faces calls to resign”

GOP Strategist Arrested for Underage Sex Trafficking

The feds just arrested wealthy Republican strategist and occasional Fox News guest Anton Lazzaro on five counts of underage sex trafficking. Anton Lazzaro, a young Republican strategist and former congressional campaign manager in Minnesota, was arrested on underage sex trafficking charges Thursday morning, according to federal law enforcement. Lazzaro, an occasional Fox News guest whoContinue reading “GOP Strategist Arrested for Underage Sex Trafficking”

Darnella Frazier, who recorded George Floyd’s death, loses uncle in police crash

The teenager who recorded the last moments of George Floyd’s life in a video that helped launch a global protest movement against racial injustice said her uncle has died in a crash involving a Minneapolis police car. Darnella Frazier said in a Facebook post that Leneal Lamont Frazier died early Tuesday after his vehicle wasContinue reading “Darnella Frazier, who recorded George Floyd’s death, loses uncle in police crash”

Judge sentences Derek Chauvin to over 22 years for murder of George Floyd

Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced Friday to 22 and a half years in prison for the murder of George Floyd, more than one year after Floyd’s death sparked an international movement against police brutality. Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill, who presided over Chauvin’s murder trial, handed down a sentence of 270 monthsContinue reading “Judge sentences Derek Chauvin to over 22 years for murder of George Floyd”

Charges dismissed against trucker who drove into George Floyd protest

Charges have been dismissed against a trucker who drove into a crowd of protesters in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd last year. In an online court session on Friday, Bogdan Vechirko entered into a “continuance without prosecution” agreement with prosecutors, according to the Star Tribune. Under the agreement, he has to remain law-abiding for the nextContinue reading “Charges dismissed against trucker who drove into George Floyd protest”

Driver accused of driving into protesters in Minneapolis charged with murder

 Nicholas Kraus, 35, was allegedly drunk at the time  Deona Knajdek, 31, was killed and two other protesters injured A St Paul man accused of speeding up and driving into a group of protesters in Minneapolis while he was drunk, killing one person, will appear in court on Thursday after being charged late on Wednesday withContinue reading “Driver accused of driving into protesters in Minneapolis charged with murder”

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