The shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri nearly two weeks ago has sparked larger conversations about how often police use lethal force and when it is necessary. A report published earlier this year by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension shows how often law enforcement officers used their guns Read more →
The Metropolitan Council met with focus groups to find out why more people of color aren’t frequenting Twin Cities regional parks. Fear is among the top reasons. Read more →
A judge delivers a lesson to a young father guilty of theft. Read more →
The “not guilty” verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial has sparked protests around the country, including here in Minneapolis. Local demonstrators also continued to protest the death of Terrance Franklin, who died during a police-involved shooting on May 10. The two officers involved in the shooting were also wounded. Demonstrators say the deaths of Read more →
A large population of people, disproportionately African-American men, are coming out of prisons trying to find a way back into society. Read more →
The already-crowded field of candidates running for Minneapolis mayor is getting even bigger. Dan Cohen, who also ran for mayor back in 1969, announced Tuesday he’s making a second attempt. Cohen is a member of the city’s planning and charter commissions. If elected mayor, Cohen says he would push for a downtown casino. He says Read more →
The reward for audience members from Penumbra’s production of “Spunk,” is to hear how our common language can be adapted and used with cleverness and intelligence to express the range of emotions that shape the human condition.
A new national study shows the pool of future teachers remains predominantly white.
In his new position, Arradondo will oversee the department’s branch that investigates officer misconduct complaints.
The Hmong American Partnership hosts a town hall tonight on Asian-American voting trends in the Midwest. Organizers hope to base the conversation on a newly released report from the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice. Citing US Census data, the report says the number of Asian American voters grew by 169 percent from 2000 to Read more →