GOP Senate Majority leader Paul Gazelka has forced DFLers to vote on providing money the governor has requested — at the same time the party’s base has argued the funds will enable over-policing.
The DFL governor said true justice for George Floyd isn’t the conviction of former police officer Derek Chauvin. That will only come “through real systemic change to prevent this from ever happening again.”
On Tuesday afternoon, jurors found Derek Chauvin guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd.
Chauvin’s trial — the first in the state’s history to be broadcast live — is also believed to be the first time an on-duty white Minnesota police officer has been convicted of the murder of a Black person.
Criticized by both police groups and reform advocates, implementation of the law will likely be delayed by months and, according to the Minnesota Attorney General’s office, may even be unconstitutional.
The question is whether the numbers are a blip — or a trend.
The jury starts deliberations today on three counts Derek Chauvin is charged with.
As Minnesota and the nation grapples with the killing of Daunte Wright and the trial of Derek Chauvin, Congress has several actions at different stages that seek to improve racial equity in the U.S.
A University of Minnesota researcher and an expert on misinformation, Vraga is co-author of “The Debunking Handbook 2020.”
So far, Wright’s death has led to second-degree manslaughter charges against the officer involved; ignited a series of demonstrations; and prompted a shakeup of Brooklyn Center city government.
New information from the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Biden on the killing of Daunte Wright and some nice sights from the District.
Getting the new rental assistance program, RentHelpMN, up and running soon is key to the Senate’s plan to phase out the current eviction moratorium.
It may make victims more willing to press charges, but there are still plenty of questions of interpretation that will get debated in courts.
In the wake of Daunte Wright’s killing by a Brooklyn Center police officer, DFLers are pushing legislation on everything from body cameras to civilian review boards — measures some Republicans have called “anti-law-enforcement.”
The march of the omnibus budget bills shows how far apart the GOP-controlled Senate and the DFL-controlled House really are.
The plan calls for legislation addressing everything from child care funding to paid leave policies in an attempt to address longstanding problems facing mothers in the workforce, which have been made worse by the pandemic.
On deck this week: Infrastructure is up for interpretation, the All-Star Game gets political and an attack at the U.S. Capitol.
The ZIP codes eligible for the mass COVID-19 vaccination site at the state fairgrounds include many neighborhoods where lower-income people make up a large share of the population. But they also include parts of places long associated with affluence.
Aimed at addressing “community intimidation,” the legislation would broaden the law to cover crimes based on a victim’s ethnicity, gender identity and gender expression.
House Speaker Melissa Hortman has said she open to winding down many of Walz’s powers, though Republicans remain skeptical.