Justice for George Floyd

George Floyd’s murder by Minneapolis Police is a tragedy that continues a long pattern of police violence against Black people in this city. Healing will be long and difficult, and it must end with a total re-imagining of public safety in our communities.

Protesting for justice? Make sure you know your rights.

 

Hennepin County: Let People Protest

Hennepin County is trying to prohibit people from generating noise, producing public art, holding posters or performing other forms of free speech in public spaces, including the People’s Plaza outside the government center.

March 6, 2021

Hennepin County: Ensure Legal Access to Protesters

Heightened security measures taken by Minneapolis and Hennepin County around the Derek Chauvin trial must not impugn the due process rights of individuals detained by law enforcement. The ACLU-MN joined a letter by the Legal Rights Center and other allies to push for legal access to protesters.

March 5, 2021

Reimagining the Role of Police

Over the last week, ACLU staff across the country have worked as legal observers; educated protesters about their rights; been arrested, tear-gassed and hit with rubber bullets; challenged curfews; organized town halls; talked to victims of police abuse; donated money to

June 5, 2020

Future of Policing: Frequently Asked Questions

We're finding new ways to listen to your questions and get you the expert information you need. This FAQ page gathers your most frequently asked questions and provides detailed responses from our attorneys, organizers, legislative team, and others.

May 5, 2020