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Connie Sullivan

Minneapolis, MN
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3 years 5 weeks

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Our police chief is knocking some heads in the department, and not everybody in the department is happy with that. Those who are not happy with it probably have reasons not to be too happy, if you know what I mean.

But, hey! maybe a lot of us just plain Minneapolis citizens are glad to see the changes she's making, and will give her the time to see results.

On "pointing:" The police who planted that TV item were attacking the mayor, not the chief. The mayor is quite capable of...

Judis's mind looks at a pattern in post-WW II years, so it's irrelevant for Eric Black to go on and on about earlier history.

It's highly relevant to think of the voters' recent tendency to dump the party that's been in the Presidency for eight years (or two consecutive terms) when it comes to the viability of Hilary Clinton's campaign for the office. Recent history is against her winning, because she's a Democrat following a Democrat who's been in office eight years--like him or not...

It simply amazes me to see Minnesota Congress people not realizing that the convolutions of DFL convention rules committees and floor fights are only basic training for the Big Leagues of parliamentary rules gaming that is our Congress in Washington. Welcome to the Big Leagues, Mr. Walz!

And Walz should be more consistent: either he likes seniority, or he doesn't like seniority. His female colleague on Veterans Affairs had the seniority in this case.

There are gaps and mistakes here.

First, Northeast Minneapolis is not a neighborhood. It is a large area of the city that contains many neighborhoods. Further, East Minneapolis also contains Southeast (i.e., the East Side is not just Northeast).

Second, where, exactly, is this neighborhood house? It would be a historian's first duty to give an address, which would also contextualize both the merger with the Margaret Berry House (where were they, in relation to each other?) and...

Posted on 11/14/14 at 04:22 pm in response to Going deep on Minneapolis schools' suspension crisis

A special superintendent's review only of the discipline actions for children of color, but not for Asian or white children, is not only racist, it is probably unconstitutional (according to some legal experts). So, this is a political, not a reasoned, decision to make.

Beth Hawkins, and her faraway web hero on MPS affairs, had best look closely at the slippery elements in correlation of figures: correlation does not imply causation. Put up raw, uncontextualized numbers here and...

Posted on 11/14/14 at 04:01 pm in response to Tough night at Augsburg for Stanley Hubbard

One of the hardest things children must learn to do is apologize when they've done something wrong or hurt someone. We're looking at a man who never was asked to learn that lesson in childhood. Never had to admit wrongdoing in his life.

Mr. Hubbard was not so much defending his reporter as reacting negatively to a demand that HE apologize--maybe for one of the first times in his privileged life that he's been challenged.

Posted on 11/16/14 at 03:25 pm in response to An open letter — about Minneapolis’ love of open letters

Oh, yeah. Something positive did come out of this: the burnished image of our current mayor. Intelligent, progressive, determined to work toward something better, willing to work with others who also are willing to work (like NOC).

The police union took a direct hit. No Minnesota Nice about it.

Posted on 11/14/14 at 10:08 am in response to Report says Minnesota election winners are, on average, old

Aside from an attack on anyone older than fifty, what's the use of this article?

Unadulterated, irrelevant ageist trivia.

Posted on 02/21/14 at 04:41 pm in response to Minneapolis snow emergency tracker

This map's Search feature refuses to recognize 14th Ave. SE as a Minneapolis address. So much for that.

Then, there's the claim that we're on Day 2 of the snow emergency, when plows will do the even side of the street before 8 p.m. They haven't been by on my street yet, and it's almost 5 p.m.

Where do cars park tonight, if plows don't make it through before The System says we're in Day 3, and should be on the even side of the street-- the unplowed even side?

Posted on 11/08/14 at 10:49 am in response to KSTP savaged for Mayor Hodges 'gang sign' story

Actually, to my mind the winners in all this are that young black man who's trying to get his life back together, and our Mayor.

If you're not a paranoid Minneapolis cop who hates the idea of being filmed during work encounters and is afraid that the new mayoral and chief regime might get you reprimanded or fired, it's easy to see the playfulness and comaraderie in that Get Out the Vote occasion (with the Chief right there!).

My question: Who from the Minneapolis Police...