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Minneapolis Police Dept. Down 296 Officers, Seeks $27M Funding Boost

(Scott McClallen, The Center Square) The Minneapolis Police Department has lost nearly 300 officers since 2020, and the city is trying to fund a...

Murder Rates Spike 30% — Biggest Increase on Record

(Headline USA) The year 2020 saw the largest spike in murder rates in U.S. history, the New York Times reported. The largest previous change on...

Chauvin to Appeal Conviction, Sentence in Floyd’s Death

(Associated Press) The former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in George Floyd's death intends to appeal his conviction and sentence, saying the judge...

‘WAR ZONE’: Minneapolis Residents Beg Governor to Deploy State Patrol

(Scott McClallen, The Center Square) Twenty-six North Minneapolis residents are asking Gov. Tim Walz to deploy State Patrol or the National Guard, calling their district...

Judge Strikes Down ‘Defund Police’ Language on Minneapolis Ballot Initiative

(Headline USA) A judge struck down ballot language Tuesday that aimed to replace the Minneapolis Police Department with a new agency, saying the wording was...

Minneapolis Hires Ex-Convicts, Gang Members to Solve Crime & Addiction

Minneapolis has transferred about $700,000 from the police department's budget to "credible-messenger programs," in which former gangsters, convicts and anti-violence activists try to bring...

Minneapolis City Council Pushes Ballot Initiative to Dismantle Police

(Headline USA) More than a year after Marxist activists started pushing to abolish the Minneapolis Police Department, activists and several City Council members are...

Minneapolis City Council Advances Plan to Replace Police Despite Crime Spike

(Scott McClallen, The Center Square) Record violent crime didn’t stop a Minneapolis City Council panel from advancing a plan to give voters the power to...

Judge Rules Minneapolis May Not ‘Defund the Police’

(Headline USA) A judge on Thursday ruled in favor of a eight Minneapolis activists who sued the city council and mayor over funding the police...

Chauvin Gets 22.5 Years; Judge Rejects Retrial Request

(Headline USA) Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22 and a half years in prison for the murder of George Floyd,...

Law Enforcement Struggles to Recruit as Murders Rise Since George Floyd’s Death

(Associated Press) Law enforcement agencies across the country experienced a wave of retirements and departures and are struggling to recruit the next generation of...

Minneapolis Rioter Who Burned Precinct Sentenced to Prison; Ordered to Pay $12M

A man involved in the burning down of the Minneapolis Police Department’s 3rd Precinct during the riots that followed the death of George Floyd...

Again? Protests Verge on Riots in Minneapolis

(Associated Press) Protesters faced off with officers in Minneapolis early Saturday over the shooting death of a Black man by members of a U.S....

Crews Dismantle George Floyd Autonomous Zone; Protestors Put It Right Back Up

(Headline USA) Crews on Thursday removed the concrete barriers that blocked traffic at a Minneapolis intersection where a shut-off section of the city dedicated to...

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