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  • Clyde Bellecourt trespass trial ends in mistrial; city says it will retry him

    David Hanners, TwinCitiesCom|Sep 18, 2013

    After toiling more than nine hours over three days, a jury in Minneapolis failed to reach a verdict Tuesday in the trespassing trial of American Indian activist Clyde Bellecourt. The judge declared a mistrial. A prosecutor said the city would retry the 77-year-old man. Bellecourt said he didn't believe a second jury would fare any better than the first. "People I talk to can't believe it went this far," he said. "I'm sure this cost thousands of dollars." The co-founder of the American Indian Movement and veteran of the 1973 siege at Wounded...

  • AIM leader Clyde Bellecourt goes to trial over Christmas Eve arrest

    David Hanners, TwinCities Com|Sep 11, 2013

    As he got dressed to head to the courthouse Tuesday, Clyde Bellecourt draped the finishing touch around his neck: his lavalier signifying his membership in the Midewiwin, a secretive Native American religion. "It's to protect me in court," he said later. Bellecourt, 77, the Native American activist, is on trial in state court in Hennepin County on a misdemeanor charge of trespassing. Last Christmas Eve, he refused a security guard's demand that he leave the IDS Center's Crystal Court during a Canadian Indian group's flash mob-style protest....