Word on the Streets

Action Alert: Let's get policing out of transportation

Yesterday a veto-proof majority of the Minneapolis City Council pledged to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department. In its place, they committed to creating a new public safety system. At Our Streets Minneapolis we are excited to see our local government take steps toward de-policing our city. We are especially grateful to organizers with Black Visions Collective, Reclaim the Block, and MPD 150, and all of the protesters and activists who brought us to this point in Minneapolis. 

We know there is a lot of work ahead of us to make a police-free Minneapolis a reality.

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Emily Wade   posted by
June 08, 2020

De-policing our streets

George Floyd was killed by the Minneapolis Police Department  on May 25th. Since then, Black community members and others risked their bodies in protest, sparking a movement that is now international. Their work and their sacrifice is resulting in direct change. With pressure from local activists, the University of Minnesota decided to divest from the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD), as did the Minneapolis Park Board and Minneapolis Public Schools.

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Ashwat Narayanan   posted by
June 04, 2020

Statement on George Floyd, white supremacy, & our work

At Our Streets Minneapolis we are devastated by Minneapolis police killing George Floyd. His death is a tragic loss. Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by George Floyd’s death, especially his friends and family.

We are an organization dedicated to making streets places where everyone can bike, walk, and roll easily and comfortably. We know that our streets will not be safe until everyone in our community can move through them without the threat of police violence.

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Ashwat Narayanan   posted by
May 29, 2020

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