The Community RNC Arrestee Support Structure (CRASS) is holding a press conference this Thursday at 12:30 in Rm. 125 of the State Capitol in St. Paul in response to the St. Paul Police and Ramsey County Sheriff’s call-out for public assistance in identifying suspects and victims of RNC mayhem.

Please read the following media advisory for more information, and please attend this press conference and show your support of CRASS and all the survivors of police violence during the RNC!


Citizens Seek to Expose Perpetrators and Help Victims of Real RNC Mayhem

Call goes out for public help in identifying suspects and survivors of RNC violence

St. Paul, MN — Last week, St. Paul Police Chief John Harrington and Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher requested assistance in locating victims and suspects of RNC-related violence. We, as concerned citizens, echo their call for public participation in this pursuit of justice.

When: Thursday, November 13 at 12:30pm

Where: State Capitol, Rm. 125

Who: Community RNC Arrestee Support Structure (CRASS)

Throughout the RNC, unidentified individuals terrorized hundreds of activists, journalists, medics, legal observers and bystanders. The perpetrators of these brutal assaults were heavily armed, masked and generally dressed in black.

At Thursday’s State Capitol press conference, videos and photographs will be revealed documenting these assaults in hopes of locating the victims and holding perpetrators accountable. CRASS calls on the public and the cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis to come forward with any evidence or information leading to the identification of individuals involved.

St. Paul Police Chief John Harrington boasts that his department is in possession of over 6,000 hours of city surveillance camera footage of RNC incidents, but the City of St. Paul has refused to release any of this video in response to requests under the MN Data Practices Act. This footage is believed to contain crucial evidence of brazen attacks on citizens. We are asking the city’s cooperation in our efforts to review this key documentation.

Anyone else who was assaulted or mistreated during the RNC is asked to come forward on Thursday at 12:30 in Rm. 125 of the State Capitol. CRASS is dedicated to helping survivors of RNC-related violence navigate the legal system in pursuit of justice.

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