Minneapolis council moves to shift $1.1 million from police department
Activists with a group called Reclaim the Block have pushed council members to shift more money from the police department to community programs that emphasize prevention and intervention. https://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/11/30/mpls-budget-amendment-removes-million-dollars-police “Every dollar that wasn’t spent on police because of that amendment is going to be spent on programs she hopes will make police less necessary.” http://www.citypages.com/news/minneapolis-police-department-budget-cut-by-1m-to-fund-public-safety-programs-instead/501824851Read More
New “Enough is Enough” Audio Report
MPD150 presents the audio version of their 2017 report, a 150-year performance review of the Minneapolis Police Department.Read More
New York Times: ‘Testilying’ by Police: A Stubborn Problem
Police lying persists, even amid an explosion of video
evidence that has allowed the public to test officers’ credibility.
Twin Cities Daily Planet: Could a police-free city be a viable option in Minneapolis?
A police-free Minneapolis is viable and necessary. A few of our core team members spoke with Kim Schneider from the Twin Cities Daily Planet about our vision for getting there.Read More
The Successful Failure of Reform
When cases of police brutality, fabrication of evidence or corruption burst into public view they are inevitably followed by calls for police reform. The demanded changes sometimes produce temporary improvements, though more often, not. In any case are soon eroded, reversed or even turned into instruments of increased police power once the public outcry dies down.Read More