The social workers have different training than police officers and help reinforce the notion that ‘mental health is not a crime.’
Activists are encouraged their ideas are being piloted but want to see long-term funding. City officials say some programs are moving in that direction.
Walz’s official press conference touting state help for metro law enforcement efforts came a day before alarming state crime stats were released.
Mary Moriarty received more than double the votes of her nearest competitor, while Martha Holton Dimick edged Ryan Winkler for the final spot on the November ballot.
Samuels, who is trying to unseat U.S. Rep Ilhan Omar, pledged to take community members’ concerns to Washington.
But will it translate to votes come Aug. 9?
While city officials have openly resisted the idea of multiple consent decrees, some argue that could be the path to broader, more lasting changes to the embattled police department.
The American Indian Memorandum of Understanding — likely the first of its kind in the nation — has provided Minneapolis’ Native community standing in the city government since 2003, during good times and bad.
The Democratic primary, held on Aug. 9, is a contest between ideologies. Samuels is a moderate Democrat and Omar, 39, a trailblazing activist of the multicultural left.
The gap is apparent – 85% of Black and African American cigarette smokers use menthol cigarettes compared to 29% of white cigarette smokers.
GOP candidates Scott Jensen and Kim Crockett have also submitted applications to the Campaign Finance Board for public funds.
With the overturning of Roe, abortion rights activists predict Minnesota will become something of an island in the Upper Midwest where abortions are legal.
The Ramsey County prosecutor says her legal experience, as well as experiences in her personal life, make her the ideal candidate.
He said connections between Minneapolis, the suburbs and exurbs, as well as law enforcement and communities are “desperately needed” and that the Hennepin County Attorney is in the unique position of being able to unite people.
Walz said troopers have been focused on traffic violations they deem a threat to public safety.
The Lowry Hill neighborhood, through a nonprofit called the Minneapolis Safety Initiative created by the neighborhood’s residents, secured a contract with the city earlier this year for $210,000 in extra police patrols at $107 per hour worked by an officer.
The former Hennepin County Public Defender believes public safety, racial equity, and reform go “hand-in-hand.”
The former judge and county prosecutor said her know-how and relationships equip her to improve public safety and police accountability.
In the 5th, Omar faces well-funded challengers in Aug. 9 primary and the Democrat who wins will see a well-funded challenger in November, though the seat is considered safely Democrat. Democrat Ettinger, running in the 1st, makes big loans to his campaign in a “safe” Republican district.
The Majority Leader of the DFL-led Minnesota House of Representatives says partnership building and focusing prosecutorial resources on violent crime will steady public safety in the county.