We Can Make 28th Avenue Better for People

Crosswalks at 40th Street and 28th Avenue Are Heavily Used

Driving 28th Avenue from 38th Street to Minnehaha Parkway in south Minneapolis is a pleasure, a little too much so.


MOA spying must be curtailed now

Image from the December #blacklivesmatter demonstration at the Mall of America

The Mall of America used highly inappropriate measures to spy on Black Lives Matter protesters.


#BlackShoppersMatter: Racially profiled at Eagan outlet mall

Still from a video of police interacting with Art Haggins and others at an Twin Cities Premium Outlets in Eagan.

A viral video that shows four African-American shoppers being accused of theft at the Twin Cities Premium Outlets in Eagan has caused anger and outrage and sparked accusations of racism of ma


Gordon eyes minor crimes

Ward 2 City Councilmember Cam Gordon speaks at a City Council meeting at City Hall on March 20, 2015. At the meeting, Gordon announced his proposal to repeal lurking and spitting on Minneapolis sidewalks as criminal offenses.

Photo by Alex Tuthill-Preus.


The Ward 2 Councilman wants to stop arrests for lower-level offenses like lurking or spitting.


Mall of America v Black Lives Matter: The Difference Between Civil Rights and Free Speech Laws

The Mall of America (MOA) is private property.  So are the other shopping malls in Minnesota.  One may not agree with that legal fact but that is the law in this state.


Black Lives Matter Calls for a Boycott of The Mall of America following first hearing

On the day of the first court hearing for the 11 defendants who are accused of various charges around the planning of the December Black Lives Matter protest at the Mall of America, Minnesota’s Bla


Will the city seek justice?

Minneapolis 3rd precinct Police station.

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office has declined to prosecute Jeffrey Rice for driving his car into a crowd of demonstrators in front of the Third Precinct station on Nov.


The Inequality Debate Needs to be Careful about Scale

[Image above: Property tax capacity per household in the Twin Cities, 2004. From Myron Orfield’s book Region.]

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