Daunte & Kobe No More Names Initiative

A nonprofit organization

$275 raised by 11 donors

3% complete

$10,000 Goal

In April 2021, Daunte Wright was killed by a Brooklyn Center police officer after being pulled over for a minor traffic stop. Daunte’s death came just 20 months after Brooklyn Center police killed 21-year-old  Kobe Dimock-Heisler. Kobe was autistic and experiencing a mental health crisis when the police were initially called.  Daunte’s death sparked large uprisings in Brooklyn Center,  just 10 miles from Minneapolis, where the trial of former Police Officer Derek Chauvin was underway for the murder of George Floyd.

One month after the police killing of Daunte Wright, Mayor Mike Elliott, and the Brooklyn Center City Council passed one of the most transformative public safety plans in the country—The Daunte Wright and Kobe Dimock-Heisler Community Safety and Violence Prevention Act. The Daunte Wright and Kobe Dimock-Heisler Community Safety and Violence Prevention Act was passed shortly after Daunte’s death because of the strong collaboration between the community and local elected leaders.

Despite the incredible progress made in passing the Act, the backlash against it and obstacles to fully funding it were immediate and have only grown. From the beginning, Daunte and Kobe’s mothers have been at the forefront of the fight to ensure that the transformations of policing developed and envisioned by The Daunte Wright and Kobe Dimock-Heisler Community Safety and Violence Prevention Act succeed in Brooklyn Center and become a blueprint for other cities across the U.S.

To build upon the work begun in Brooklyn Center, Katie Wright, and Amity Dimock have established a 501c3, The Daunte and Kobe No More Names Initiative. The corporation's specific purpose is charitable and educational: to defend human and civil rights secured by law, promote community safety and youth engagement, and eliminate prejudice and discrimination by catalyzing societal change.

This includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Providing support to at-risk youth and others disproportionately affected by police violence

  2. Advocating for community safety by encouraging alternatives to a police-only response to autism and mental or behavioral health crisis calls, traffic stops, and low-level offenses

  3. Facilitating a civilian-based committee to oversee law enforcement response.



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Organization name

Daunte & Kobe No More Names Initiative

Tax id (EIN)

92-3971085

Categories

Education Community Humanitarian Aid

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BIPOC Serving

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Address

PO BOX 290358
BROOKLYN CTR, MN 55429