Re: Donations for our Work

Welcome to the #NewNorth
#Justice4Philando #Justice4Marcus #Justice4Phil #Justice4Fong #Justice4Jamar #Justice4Map #Justice4Cordale #Justice4Jaffort #Justice4Geno #Justice4Chad

We have been asked about donating to our work. We do not currently have that set up yet, as we await certain registration processes. If you would like to contribute, you are more than welcome and anything is always appreciated. We are 100% volunteers so fighting for justice actually isn’t free for us. But some things, just have to be done.

https://cash.me/$NNorth

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https://www.paypal.me/NewNorth

Thank you, as always. Keep the faith. We will overcome this. Be strong like (a) Diamond. MN is not so nice, but we WILL turn the Jim Crow North to the NEW NORTH. This I promise you.

#LongLiveTheKing

Pulled via the Dusty Rebel of street art in the Carroll Gardens area of Brooklyn, NYC.

This popped up in the middle of the summer in the Carroll Gardens area of Brooklyn, NY. #PhilandoForever #LongLiveTheKingInTheNewNorth #TheNewNorthRemembers

Shout to Dusty Rebel for putting this up.

March for Racial Justice (Washington DC – National Mall)

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Check out Valerie Castile’s speech at the March for Racial Justice in Washington DC on September 30th, 2017. She begins speaking about 25 minutes in.

I don’t think the video has CC for those who need them so here is a rough transcript of her speech. I did not create this but I did edit it.

“WELL — WOW, IS THIS SOLIDARITY. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOU COMING OUT. NOW THIS IS WHAT SOLIDARITY LOOKS LIKE. WE ARE ALL IN IT TOGETHER. EACH AND EVERY LAST ONE OF YOU. WE ARE HERE TO SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER AS WE FIGHT FOR JUSTICE.
I’M VALERIE. MY SON WAS PHILANDO CASTILE. IT’S BEEN 452 DAYS SINCE I LAST SAW MY SON, WHEN I LAST HUG MY SON, WHEN I LAST KISSED MY SON, WHEN I LAST TOLD MY SON THAT I LOVE HIM. MY SON WAS TAKEN AT A VERY EARLY AGE UNDER SUCH HORRIFIC ACTIONS. MY SON DID EVERYTHING RIGHT. I DID EVERYTHING HUMANLY POSSIBLE TO PROTECT MY KIDS. I SAID IF YOU WANT TO CARRY A WEAPON, GO GET YOUR LICENSE.
MY SON STARTED WORKING WITH YOU WAS 13 YEARS OLD, AND HE WAS GAINFULLY EMPLOYED UNTIL HE WAS RUTHLESSLY MURDERED BY THE FALCON HEIGHTS POLICE. AFTER ALL THAT, WE DID EVERYTHING WE COULD. ALL THE EVIDENCE THEY HAD… THEY HAD VIDEO FROM THE DASHCAM IN THE CAR. THEY HAD AUDIO. AND THEN THEY HAD THE AFTERMATH, WHICH I’M SURE A LOT OF YOU SAW MY SON TAKE HIS LAST BREATH, AND IN HIS LAST BREATH, HE DID A DYING DECLARATION WHERE HE SAID, “I WASN’T REACHING.” HE TOLD THE OFFICER — HE SAID, “SIR, I HAVE A WEAPON IN THE CAR.”
INSTEAD OF GIVING MY SON DIRECT COMMANDS TO STOP MOVING, DON’T WORRY ABOUT THE LICENSE, HE SHOT IN THAT CAR WITH NO REGARD FOR HUMAN LIFE. HE SHOT MY SON FIVE TIMES. FIVE TIMES, AND HE WAS STILL STRAPPED IN HIS SEATBELT. MY SON KNEW WHAT HE NEEDED TO DO WHEN HE GOT STOPPED BY THE POLICE.
HE STARTED DRIVING WHEN HE WAS 17. AND THOSE SPARSE AMOUNT OF YEARS, MY SON HAD BEEN STOPPED 50 TIMES. 50 TIMES MY SON HAD BEEN STOPPED BY THE POLICE, AND HE WAS ONLY 32 YEARS OLD. YOU TO THE MATH. THAT DON’T MAKE NO SENSE. AND THEY SAY THERE’S “NO RACIAL PROFILING”. THEY’RE “NOT STEREOTYPING.” YOU TELL ME WHAT IT IS. THESE ARE SOME THINGS YOU NEED TO ASK YOURSELF. USE YOUR COMMON SENSE. MY SON DID EVERYTHING RIGHT. HE TRIED TO PROTECT THE WOMAN AND A CHILD BY INFORMING THE OFFICER THAT HE HAD A WEAPON. THE WEAPON WAS NOT SHOOT READY. THERE WAS NO BULLET IN THE CHAMBER. I MEAN, COME ON, I GOT A WEAPON IN THE CAR, LET ME GET THE GUN OUT MY PANS, LET ME COCK IT, AND THEN I’M GOING TO SHOOT IT. THAT DON’T MAKE NO SENSE, BUT MY SON LOST HIS LIFE AND BODY.
THEY CUT MY SON OPEN TRYING TO SAVE HIS LIFE BECAUSE HE WAS HONEST AND HE TOLD THE TRUTH. I’M STILL WONDERING WHERE ON THIS PLANET DO YOU TELL THE TRUTH AND BE HONEST AND STILL BE MURDERED BY THE POLICE. COME ON, SOMEBODY, HELP ME OUT RIGHT NOW. MY SON DID EVERYTHING RIGHT. HE HAD AN HONEST JOB. THE ONLY THING WRONG IN HIS LIFE — HE WAS HARASSED BY THE POLICE UNTIL THEY ULTIMATELY KILLED HIM .
YOU’VE GOT TO UNDERSTAND, THE AREA MY SON WAS TRAVELING IN, EVERYBODY IN THE STATE OF MINNESOTA KNEW. DON’T GOT DOWN LARPENTEUR. YOU GO ALL THE WAY OUT OF YOUR WAY JUST NOT TO PASS THROUGH THAT LITTLE AREA BECAUSE OF THE PREJUDICE. WE GOING TO CALL A SPADE A SPADE. QUIT PLAYING. YOU KNOW IT.
RACISM IS ALIVE.
IT’S ALIVE ALL OVER. YOUR NEXT-DOOR NEIGHBOR — YOU KNOW, RIGHT ABOUT NOW, IN THE CULTURE WE ARE LIVING IN, I ALWAYS KNEW THERE WAS A SILENT WAR ON BLACK PEOPLE, AND PEOPLE OF COLOR, BUT NOW IT’S NOT SILENT NO MORE. THEY DOING IT OUT IN THE OPEN. AND THEN FOR A PERSON TO TELL YOU YOUR VIDEO DON’T MEAN SHIT. YOU GOT VIDEO, AUDIO, AND IT DON’T MEAN SHIT — THAT CAME OUT THE POLICE MOUTH. I’M NOT JUST SAYING THAT.
I’M SAYING WHAT THE POLICE SAID. THEN THE POLICE PULL OVER A WHITE WOMAN AND SAID, “WHAT YOU ARE AFRAID OF? WE JUST KILL BLACK PEOPLE.” Y’ALL SAW IT ON FACEBOOK, ON TV. THAT’S WHAT HE BELIEVES. BECAUSE RACISM IS ALIVE. THEY HAVE INFILTRATED THE GOVERNMENT, THE JAILS, THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. WHITE SUPREMACISTS IS ALL OVER THE PLACE, AND THEY ARE OUT THERE SHOWING AN EVEN MORE. NOWADAYS, YOU CANNOT EVEN WALK DOWN THE STREET, SOME WHITE PERSON JUST, “AW, NIGGER.” / THEY DOING IT ALL THE TIME.
I MEAN, I CAME HERE TO SPEAK FROM MY HEART AND LET YOU KNOW HOW DISSATISFIED I WAS WITH THE VERDICT BECAUSE THEY HAD EVERYTHING THAT THEY NEEDED. THEY HAD EVERYTHING THEY NEEDED FOR CONVICTION, AND THEY DIDN’T. I STILL DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW THAT HAPPENED. YOU HAD EVERYTHING YOU NEEDED. HERE YOU GOT YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEEDED. MY SON THE CAR, SEAT BELTED IN HIS CAR, THE DASHCAM GOING AND HIM TALKING, HAVING A CONVERSATION WITH MY SON, AND THEN HE JUST KILLED HIM.
YOU HAD EVERYTHING, AND NOTHING WAS STILL DONE. THERE IS NO ACCOUNTABILITY WHEN IT COMES TO THE POLICE.
ABSOLUTELY. FUCK THE POLICE. ABSOLUTELY. MY SON WAS CRUCIFIED IN THAT CAR. HIS HAIR WAS HIS THORNED CROWN, HIS SEATBELT WAS THE CROSS, AND THE BULLETS WERE THE NAILS, AND THAT CAR WAS THE CROSS. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED TO MY SON. WHEN THEY DID THAT, LET THAT MAN GET OFF WITH NO ACCOUNTABILITY, I SAID, YOU JUST GOT A FREE REIN TO KILL. AND IT WASN’T THREE WEEKS LATER THEY SHOTTING KILLED JUSTINE DAMOND SHOT AND KILLED JUSTINE DAMOND. YES, THEY DID, THEY KILLED HER TWO. IT WILL BE VERY INTERESTING TO SEE HOW THAT PLAYS OUT. BUT I’M COMING TO YOU FROM MY HEART, AND I JUST WANT EVERYBODY TO BE CAREFUL OUT THERE BECAUSE YOU JUST DON’T KNOW.
I LOVE MY SON. I MISS HIM EVERY DAY. IT COULD BE YOU, YOU, YOU, YOUR FATHER, YOUR BROTHER, YOUR SISTER, YOUR COUSIN, IT BE ANY ONE OF YOU GUYS. BECAUSE OF NO ACCOUNTABILITY. WHAT I WANT TO SEE IS THEM TAKING AWAY THAT GET OUT OF JAIL FREE CARD. I WAS IN FEAR FOR MY LIFE. WE NEED TO GET RID OF THAT GET OUT OF JAIL FREE CARD. ONCE YOU DO THAT, THAT WILL GIVE THE NEXT OFFICERS PAUSE BEFORE HE PULLS THE TRIGGER AND USES THAT THEY FORCE. I AM WORKING WITH A LOT OF PEOPLE IN MINNESOTA, THEY ARE WRITING DIFFERENT LAWS TRYING TO HOLD THESE OFFICERS ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS. WE HAVE TO STAND TALL, WE HAVE TO STICK TOGETHER. WE HAVE TO STAY UNIFIED. WE HAVE TO STAND IN SOLIDARITY AND WE HAVE TO MARCH UNTIL WE CAN’T MARCH ANYMORE. I WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY FOR COMING OUT. I LOVE YOU GUYS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.”
-Valerie Castile

#Justice4Philando
#LongLiveTheKing

National #DepressionScreeningDay

Mental illness is often stigmatized negatively due to lack of knowledge on the matter. Check out this post from the National Institute of Mental Health to educate yourself on the differences. And if you’ve been meaning to get into the doctor’s office; make that call today!!

For those who can’t bring themselves to a doctor or even talk to someone about it, you can always text to 741741 and a Crisis Counselor will respond.

http://bit.ly/2fQmhPj

Asian father of 5, killed by SPPD

Last night around 6 PM in St. Paul’s Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood, officers from the SPPD were called to a “domestic dispute”. Upon arrival, Phumee Lee tried to flee but police chased him down and fired 5-9 shots. Lee was struck and died at the scene. No officers were injured or hurt.

Last night, Sgt. Mike Ernster spoke at the press conference and said a “gun was recovered on scene” but it is our understanding that the gun was not on the individual but in the house.

Our hearts break for his children and all who are affected by this. We need an alternative option than 911. Because cops in MN are continuously playing Judge, Jury, and Executioner in a No-Death Penalty State.

We fully expect the body cam footage be released to the public in the spirit of transparency and building community relations. This officer involved shooting reminds many of us of what MPD did when they planted a gun on Fong Lee.

We need answers.

#Justice4PhumeeLee

Harteau Resigns

As we get ready for this rally at Loring Park, we have been informed that Chief Janée Harteau has resigned. ✌🏽

#Justice4Justine

MPR Special on the One Year Anniversary of the Murder of Philando Castile w/ the New North founder, Corydon Nilsson

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MPR aired a special on Thursday; the one year anniversary of the murder of STP’s own, Philando Castile by Jeronimo Yanez of the St. Anthony Police Department on Larpenteur Avenue in Falcon Heights, MN which featured the New North’s founder, Corydon Nilsson.

We have a copy of the audio for those who missed it. Corydon’s segment is at 13:37.

“It’s the ‘Jim Crow North’ and it hides behind ‘MN Nice’. And that time is over. It’s time for a ‘New North’. And that’s what the vision is. If we (State of MN) really wanna be progressive, we should be progressive and we had an opportunity with Philando’s case and I… I couldn’t be more disappointed in how that case went.”

#BlackLivesMatter
#Justice4Philando
#NewNorth
#FightForJustice

Update on Khaleel

Y’all… MORE AMAZING NEWS!!

Khaleel is being discharged from the hospital today!!
Thank you for continuing to pray for him and for sending good vibes, positive energy, and strength his way.

He’s recovering better than anyone could have predicted and is on to the next spot as he continues along the lengthy process of rehabilitation. (We cannot disclose his next location for privacy purposes).

We still have a lot to do seeking #Justice4Khaleel so stay tuned. We’re gonna need to kick up some dust because people like Khaleel and I (this is Corydon) who are afflicted are disproportionately mistreated, as second-class citizens when law enforcement shows up to “help us”.

We need justice as a reaction to the heinous and irresponsible discharging of multiple firearms by Crystal PD, so reckless and over-the-top to the point that it’s criminal. We also need to be proactive when it comes to helping those who can be vulnerable in our society and set up support systems/proactive solutions that prevent law enforcement from arriving to any mental health crises.

Khaleel deserves justice.
#NoJusticeNoPeace #ProsecuteThePolice #Justice4Khaleel #BlackMentalHealthMatters #BlackLivesMatter #BlackLivesMatterMN #NewNorth

Update on Khaleel

Y’all…

I am honored to share some AMAZING news with y’all.
From about a week ago to today, he has not shown no signs of schizophrenia and there is a chance through this HORRIFIC incident that he may not have those symptoms ever again (Not to dampen anyone’s spirit but as someone very knowledgeable in this area, I emphasize the word “chance”). But nonetheless, this is nothing short of miraculous.

Khaleel is now allowing pre-approved visitors, but not everyone because he is still in recovery, so please message us or contact Corydon and we can connect you to the appropriate people. We need to make sure Khaleel is 100% OK with all visitors. No exceptions. I will be heading out to visit him and I know he loves Pure Leaf Extra Sweet Tea (JUST LIKE ME!!) and Chocolate Chip cookies.

Khaleel has recovered as much as possible. He has been smiling, laughing, eating a lot more. He is still fighting but things are looking up. He it talking and jokes around. He can play his guitar. He can sing. He CAN DO HAND STANDS. He’s even gone outside to eat. He has memory loss and doesn’t really remember what happened or much before that. But he is aware of his situation.

Currently, his mental health is stable. Obviously, he still needs to be monitored and will ALWAYS have brain damage. But the most important thing is that he is alive and well.

Thank you to EVERYONE who sent good vibes/positive energy, prayed, etc… Thank you. His recovery is truly extraordinary. We love you, Khaleel. And we send our love to his family and friends too. Aviance, we love you. Naomi, we love you. Tommy, Bella, Justin, we love y’all too!

#Justice4Khaleel
#BlackMentalHealthMatters