On April 30, 2015, the officers of the Minneapolis Police Department elected Robert Kroll, an open racist, to represent them as the president of the Police Officer’s Federation of Minneapolis.
Kroll has a long history of white supremacist activity and statements, ranging from wearing “White Power” badges on his jacket, being a member of a motorcycle club whose members openly display KKK and neo-nazi symbols, describing Muslims as terrorists, physically threatening a black city council member, and worse. He has been accused of multiple incidents of brutality against residents of our city, such as a 1995 case in which he was accused of kicking, beating, choking, and using racial slurs against a 15-year-old boy.
Not only is this man a threat to working class people in our city and area, the fact that the MPD elected this man as their representative to the media and the city shows us the extent to which they should be trusted to work in a diverse city like Minneapolis. IT IS TIME FOR ALL WORKING PEOPLE TO SAY “NO MORE” TO WHITE SUPREMACIST POLICE TERROR.
Join Local 14 of the General Defense Committee and the African People’s Caucus of the IWW in a rally to demand:
- Robert Kroll resign or be removed from his position at president of the Police Officer’s Federation
- Robert Kroll be removed from the police force
- That media outlets refuse to interview a white supremacist as a reliable source regarding police brutality in the city
- AN END TO ALL POLICE TERROR AGAINST COMMUNITIES OF COLOR IN MINNEAPOLIS
MEET AT 6PM, BOTTINEAU PARK, 19th Ave and 2nd St NE, and march together to the Police Officer’s Federation hall several blocks away
Twin Cities IWW General Defense Committee Local 14
Twin Cities IWW African People’s Caucus
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SPEAR – Stand Powerful Earth’s Army Resistance
Black Lives Matter – Saint Paul
Twin Cities IWW (General Membership Branch)
Black Man Stand Up
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