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National Guard and law enforcement officers form a perimeter around the Minnesota State Capitol on May 31, 2020.

Although proven dangerous, police have continued use of less-lethal projectiles against protesters

Ethan Fine, Campus Administration Reporter
April 25, 2021
A recent University of Minnesota study shows that the use of less-lethal projectiles can violate United Nations guidelines.
Gallery: Emotions erupt in Minneapolis following guilty verdicts in Chauvin trial

Gallery: Emotions erupt in Minneapolis following guilty verdicts in Chauvin trial

Community members and activists celebrate outside of Hennepin County Government Center and in George Floyd Square following the announcement of guilty verdicts on all counts in the trial of former Police Officer Derek Chauvin on Tuesday, April 20
Community members and activists celebrate outside of the Hennepin County Government Center following the announcement of guilty verdicts on all counts in the State v. Chauvin trial.

‘We just got lucky by a few jurors’: Minneapolis reacts to Chauvin’s guilty verdict

Thousands throughout the city gathered in response to the verdict, remembering George Floyd and other victims of police brutality.
Hennepin County sheriffs overlook the crowd of protesters from the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis on Thursday, May 28.

Derek Chauvin found guilty on murder and manslaughter charges

Derek Chauvin is guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd.
Minneapolis Mayoral Candidate AJ Awed poses in front of Minneapolis City Hall on Sunday, April 18.

A.J. Awed announces candidacy for Minneapolis mayor

Lydia Morrell
April 19, 2021
Awed, co-director of the Cedar-Riverside Community Council, said he would be able to better represent communities of color for issues like policing and housing.
A banner that says “Justice long delayed is justice denied” is raised in front of the Minnesota State Capitol by demonstrators on May 31, 2020.

Proposed bill would make protesters convicted of an offense ineligible for student loans

Samantha Hendrickson
April 18, 2021
The bill comes amid many arrests at protests for Daunte Wright, a young Black man killed by police last Sunday. 
Students to Board of Regents: Withdraw UMPD from Brooklyn Center protests

Students to Board of Regents: Withdraw UMPD from Brooklyn Center protests

Ethan Fine, Campus Administration Reporter
April 18, 2021
A listening session hosted by the Minnesota Student Association with the Board of Regents gave students the opportunity to voice their concerns regarding the West Command Task Force.
Brooklyn Center is still reeling from the police killing of Daunte Wright. On the fifth day of unrest outside the police department, protesters latched umbrellas and tarp to the barricade surrounding the building.

Police tactics change on fifth night of Brooklyn Center unrest

Lydia Morrell
April 17, 2021
University-area Council members joined a resolution opposing the use of “less-lethal” weapons against protesters.
The Minnesota State Capitol on Nov. 18, 2018.

Controversial MN Supreme Court ruling fuels legislative change to protect sexual assault survivors

Samantha Woodward, City Reporter
April 17, 2021
With student support, the Minnesota Legislature is working to close the "intoxication loophole."
UMN community presses for change after court rules “voluntarily intoxicated” rape victims are not “incapacitated”

UMN community presses for change after court rules “voluntarily intoxicated” rape victims are not “incapacitated”

Ava Thompson and Kyra Barbot
April 15, 2021
Students have organized in protest and many have signed an MSA bill that voices support for changing the language of the statute that defines the “mental incapacitation."