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The Disruption Narrative

The back-to-back press conferences by cannabis prohibitionists, Smart Approaches to Marijuana – Minnesota (SAMMn), and full legalization advocates, Minnesotans Against Prohibition (MAP) coalition at the Minnesota State Capitol, were the focus of a deep dive through the 10 video series… Continue Reading →

Cannabis Prohibition Will Not Stand

On the morning of January 16, 2019 the Minnesota State Capitol Press Room was abuzz with expectation about the 2 press conferences scheduled for that day. One was the first public event organized by Smart Approaches to Marijuana – Minnesota… Continue Reading →

SAMMn MAP

January 16, 2019 press conferences rearranged into 10 pieces. #1 – Lies About DUIs. #2 – Educate SAMMn. #3 – Probable Cause. #4 – Experience Over Opinion. #5 – Illicit Markets. #6 – Prohibition Profits. #7 – Prohibition Ruins Lives…. Continue Reading →

Apply Pressure for Change

The contrast between national and municipal governance has been striking in Minneapolis of late. Locally the City Council, Mayor, and Police Chief are moving, however glacially, toward more positive ways to reign in brutality by MPD. The Council rearranged the… Continue Reading →

Make It Real – MPD 150; Part 2

The October 4, 2018 Make It Real art exhibit and public discussion at New Rules in North Minneapolis featured D. A. Bullock, Devika Ghai, Roxanne O’Brien, and her daughter Oya. They spoke about imaging a police-free future and wove that… Continue Reading →

Make it Real – MPD 150; Part 1

October 4, 2018. New Rules. Make it Real. MPD 150. Art installation and panel discussion centered on the performance review of the first 150 years of the Minneapolis Police Department at New Rules in North MPLS. A panel of social… Continue Reading →

Minneapolis Urban Park Service

I’d like to keep issues related to “reform” of the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) on the radar. The term “reform” is in quotes because we need to move well beyond reform, training, and blind oversight committee reports. I’m not so… Continue Reading →

Public Safety Community Forum – Parts 5-8

The second set of videos from the Public Safety Community Forum organized by the Minneapolis City Council Committee on Public Safety and Emergency Management (PSEM) delves into more controversial and stark issues brought forth by the community gathered in the… Continue Reading →

Delegate Diary #3: Emily Antin for MN House 63B

Only 4 days until the DFL endorsing convention for Minnesota District 63 convenes at South High School an March 24, 2018. I’m still trying to figure out which candidate will get my vote. It has not been an easy task,… Continue Reading →

Any Old Gubernatorial Forum

The DFL Gubernatorial Candidate Forum on December 8, 2017 was a relatively low-key event. They made jokes about how well they know each other’s stump speeches. It is only December. How bored will they be by June? The video has… Continue Reading →

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