Professors Join Fray Over Mall Protest Prosecutions- Bloomington Responds

The #blacklivesmatter protest at the MOA.

University professors and researchers are joining the call for City of Bloomington prosecutor Sandra Johnson to drop charges against organizers of a “black lives matter” protest at the Mall of Amer

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FBI director on police violence

I kept waiting for someone to call out the FBI director James Comey’s recent so-called candid speech on race.

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U rightly shifts stance on alerts

The University of Minnesota announced Wednesday morning that it will modify its crime alert policy after more than a year of scrutiny for how the messages can perpetuate racism and stereotyping, pa

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Calls for Accountability Miss the Mark

I’m going to describe a government agency and let you, brilliant reader, guess who it is.

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Who protects the protectors?

Trista Matascastillo, left, and Jill Troutner. Photograph by Amber Procaccini.

A man and woman are in the car ahead, and the car has a veteran's license plate. Which one is the veteran?

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BEHIND THE STORY | Paying for public servants

I thought law enforcement officials were supposed to be public servants. Like teachers, police and other law enforcement serve the citizens of a local area and are paid by taxpayer dollars. The latest threat to ten organizers of the December Black Lives Matter protest at the Mall of America, however, purports a different view. By charging these organizers with the cost of riot police and extra security ordered by the Mall of America, Bloomington City Attorney Sandra Johnson shifts our relationship with the police to extreme anarchist libertarianism, where citizens are individually charged for the “use” of these public servants, even when they didn’t request them.

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More slaves today than at any other time in history

There are more slaves today than at any point in history. They labor in fields and factories, under brutal “owners” who threaten violence if they try to escape.

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OPINION | Time for law enforcement to listen to criticism

The recent open letter issued by the police union presidents of Minneapolis and St.

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8 Reasons Biking and Walking Should be Part of the State Transportation Bill

Transportation is one of the top issues at the State Legislature this year and is already getting a lot of media attention.

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Phillips Aquatic Center set to become reality

The existing six-lane pool built in 1972 is without water or swimmers today because it requires updating of safety improvements such as the drainage device. Implementing modified “Option B” would add two lanes to this pool and an additional four lane warm water specialty pool. (Credit: The Alley)

It has been another whirlwind month of looking for money everywhere we can to deliver on our promise to bring EQUITY, ACCESS & the OPPORTUNITIES that swimming can bring to all in Min

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