Republican National Convention
A federal court in Minneapolis has set a trial date for two Texas men accused of trying to
disrupt the Republican National Convention with Molotov cocktails.
The first court trials for individuals arrested during the Republican National Convention are scheduled to begin today in Ramsey County.
Financial giants now being bailed out by the
government spent millions underwriting the Democratic and
Republican conventions last summer, just weeks before coming to
Washington begging for multibillion-dollar handouts.
The federal government is challenging a ruling that St. Paul police conducted an illegal search in connection with two Texas men accused of trying to disrupt the the Republican National Convention.
A federal magistrate ruled Tuesday that eight Molotov cocktails found during the search of a basement should be used as evidence in the upcoming trial of two Texas men who allegedly planned to use the devices during the Republican
Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher was a controversial figure during the Republican National Convention in St. Paul. Fletcher's critics call him a cowboy who seeks the limelight, but he says he's just concerned about public safety.
Minnesota Public Radio News has learned that top officials in the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office and the St. Paul Police Department clashed over how to secure the streets in the months leading up to the Republican National Convention.
St. Paul residents and activists lined up Thursday night to share their mostly-negative experiences about their encounters with police during the RNC in September.
The St. Paul Police and Ramsey County Sheriff's Office are asking the public for help in identifying a man who was apparently assaulted on the first day of the Republican National Convention.
St. Paul Police Chief John Harrington provided the City Council Wednesday with his first public assessment of police actions during last month's Republican National Convention.
A Michigan man who allegedly came to
Minnesota to attack the Republican National Convention has pleaded
guilty in federal court to possessing Molotov cocktails.
Five people with various backgrounds have
been named to the independent commission reviewing law enforcement
planning and tactics surrounding the Republican National
Planners of last month's Republican National Convention in St. Paul met their goal of raising $58 million in cash and in-kind contributions to stage the four-day affair.
The Minneapolis St. Paul Host Committee says it raised $51 million in contributions from corporations and individuals.
Authorities arrested the eight people during raids in Minneapolis and St. Paul the weekend prior to the Republican National Convention. Their attorneys say law enforcement agencies haven't turned over their reports from the arrests.