Tag Archives: Minneapolis

It’s not as catchy of a slogan, but “Let’s Incentivize Communities to Start Creatively Shrinking Police Forces, Collecting Data on What Works and What Doesn’t, and Go from There”

While I’ve always been against the militarization of U.S. police forces, and in favor of more transparency, accountability and civilian oversight, I have to confess that I’ve never taken calls to “defund the police” very seriously. When, in the past, I’ve heard people say that we should abolish the police, I’ve thought that they were […]

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Taking another step toward martial law, police fire rubber bullets into a crowd of peaceful protesters in D.C. to clear the way for a presidential photo-op with a Bible

[above: Donald Trump makes his way past a wall of “Fuck Trump” graffiti for a photo-op in front of Washington’s St. John’s church.] Declaring himself a “president of law and order” in the White House Rose Garden this evening, Donald Trump threatened to deploy the United States military against U.S. citizen in order to put […]

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As protests spread over the murder of George Floyd, we’re once again reminded of the fact that we have the worst leadership possible to help us through this moment in history

Over the past several years, there have been multiple instances of police officers killing unarmed black men in the Minneapolis area. In 2015, there was Jamar Clark, who, according to multiple witnesses, was not resisting officers at the time of his killing. In 2016, there was Philando Castile, who was shot and killed on video […]

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The Untold History of Zines… Amy Fusselman on Bunnyrabbit

Before Amy Fusselman made a name for herself in the world of publishing as the author of books like Savage Park: A Meditation on Play, Space and Risk for Americans Who Are Nervous, Distracted and Afraid to Die (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015), The Pharmacist’s Mate (McSweeney’s, 2013), and 8 (McSweeney’s, 2013), she produced the delightfully […]

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One wonders what the situation in Michigan might be like today if Rick Snyder had governed like Minnesota’s Mark Dayton

Along with a lot of my social media friends, I spent a good deal of this evening reading and thinking about an article in The Atlantic titled The Miracle of Minneapolis, about how the 14th-largest metropolitan area in the United States had accomplished what so few American cities have been able to… which is to […]

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