Up in Arms, a benefit against police brutality

Up in Arms, a benefit against police brutality

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In July 2006, unarmed teenager Fong Lee was shot nine times in the back by a Minneapolis police officer in front of an elementary school. Last May, officer Jason Anderson was exonerated of using excessive force in the situation. Outraged, the Fong Lee's family continues their battle for justice in court. This night of awesome national and local hip-hop and spoken word is set to raise funds for the family's continuing legal fees.

Tou Ger Xiong and Amy Hang will serve as the evening's emcees. National acts includeMagnetic North (NYC), Nomi (from Power Struggle), Michelle Myers (Yellow Rage, from Philadelphia). Also on hand will be local favorites Maria Isa, Poetic Assassins, Sha Cage, Guante, Tish Jones, True Mutiny, Hilltribe, and many many others.

The event will take place this Saturday, October 3 with doors at 7:30 p.m. at Macalester College (1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul) in Kagin Commons, which is the big glass building about at the corner of Snelling and Grand. There's a $5-$10 suggested donation. All proceeds benefit Fong Lee's family's continuing legal fees.

For more info on the trial, click here.

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