If you’re reading this, you probably know that Minneapolis had a question on our city election ballots last year (“Question 2”) that would have restructured the police department and made it more accountable. But we actually had three questions on our ballot, and all three were, arguably, equally important. Despite the best efforts of progressive … More Mayor Frey’s Power Grab
I’m not an expert on public transit, city planning, or urbanism. In fact, other than looking up bus schedules and complaining when street signs didn’t make sense, I hadn’t thought much about these things at all before a couple years ago. That’s why I’m writing this. I want to talk directly to people like me: … More I Drive, I Park, and I Support 24-Hour Bus Lanes
A few weeks ago, hyper-local reporter John Edwards (WedgeLIVE) released interviews with four of the current candidates for Hennepin County Attorney. During his interview with candidate Ryan Winkler, Edwards asks why he came out against Minneapolis ballot Question 2 last year, which was the proposed charter amendment to restructure our public safety functions and give … More What’s the plan, Mayor Frey?
On May 26, 2020, MPD Spokesperson John Elder released an incident report titled “Man Dies After Medical Incident During Police Interaction.” If Darnella Frazier, and other bystanders, hadn’t filmed and shared video of that “medical incident,” most Minneapolis residents never would have known George Floyd’s name. And we never would have known the number of … More We Can’t Have Public Safety without Transparency: An Open Letter to the Minneapolis Community Safety Workgroup
Monday, January 10th, was inauguration day for the recently elected Minneapolis Mayor, City Council, and BET members. It also ended up being a pretty significant (and disappointing) day for Ward 13 residents working for progressive change. The morning ceremony included some guest speakers, oaths, and a lengthy speech by Mayor Frey repeating many of his … More Inauguration Day
I listen to a lot of true crime podcasts. I’m not really sure why—I’ve thought about it many times without coming to any definite conclusions. Regardless of the conscious or subconscious reasons, the true crime genre has become increasingly popular and mainstream in the past several years. That popularity has sparked a wave of ethical … More True Crime