Minnesota acts to hold police accountable to county laws on separation of local police and ICE

Yesterday (May 19), ICE agents launched an operation which hit various areasof the Latino community including the Mercado Central area.   The Minneapolis Police Department played a key role in facilitating the ICE operation and going as far as arresting a U.S. citizen who was merely asking questions about the ICE operation and exercising his freedom of speech.  

Were illegal tactics used in Willmar raids?

A lawsuit charges that federal immigration agents didn't get search warrants in last month's raids.  By Jean Hopfensperger

http://www.startribune.com/462/story/1193728.html

ACTION:*Please call Mayor R.T. Rybak (612-673-2100)* and ask him to hold the Minneapolis Police accountable for not following the Minneapolis Police-ICE separation ordinance!

*Write a letter to the editor of the Star Tribune* in support of community witnesses and against local police getting involved with ICE operations!

The Community Raid Response Team has collected several photos and video footage to help educate people about the happenings:

Videos-  www.youtube.com/user/ImmigrantRightsNow

Photos- http://www.flickr.com/photos/mnimmigrantfreedom/sets/

TAKE ACTION IN THE MEDIA

Write a letter to the editor in response to these Minnesota stories.  Letters should be less than 250 words and must include your name, address, occupation, and phone numbers (work and home), send them to opinion@startribune.com.

Please send freedomnetwork@gmail.com a copy of your letter so we can help keep media accountable.