Insight News

Monday
Sep 01st

Community

Funding Cuts to the Court System Breeds Racial Disparity

Hennepin County judges, public defenders, and prosecutors feel like they are being held back by continual funding cuts from the MN Legislature. It is becoming increasingly difficult for them to ensure public safety while acting with integrity and fairness.

Crime and violence are distressing realities in our society, and they have no easy solution. While correcting financial and violent crimes are important, it must be based on facts and fairness.
Read more...
 

Hayden, Champion receive “Trailblazer” award

State Rep. Jeff Hayden and State Rep. Bobby Joe Champion were each awarded the Minneapolis Urban League’s Trailblazer Award last week at the Minneapolis Urban League’s Annual Gala event. The Trailblazer award was first presented in 2010 to coincide with the launch of the Gateway to Opportunity Strategic Plan.
Read more...

Twin Cities RISE! Board of Directors elects new board members

Twin Cities RISE! (TCR!) elected two new board members, Sarah Walker and Gabrielle Parish during the April 28, 2011 Board of Directors meeting.

Sarah Walker is the Chief Operating Officer at 180 Degrees, Inc., an organization that helps formerly incarcerated individuals re-enter the community. She has spent the last 10+ years in criminal justice, working at the Center for Court Innovation and Youth Justice Funding Collaborative in New York, NY, and the Council on Crime and Justice in Minneapolis. Sarah graduated from Carleton College with a BA and is a Ph.D. student in American Politics and Methods of Political Research at the University of Minnesota. She also founded the MN Second Chance Coalition.
Read more...

Burglary, fraud in the wake of Sunday's tornado

The Minneapolis Police Department 4th Precinct has noted an increase in burglary in the areas hardest hit by the May 22nd tornado.   Two distinct MOs have been reported. In some cases burglars are kicking in doors of damaged homes. There are also reports of burglars backing a truck up to damaged homes and loading it with stolen property. The MPD is asking all residents to be watchful.

The MPD also anticipates an increase in door to door home repair and contracting scams over the next several weeks. Although we have not yet received any complaints, it is typical for scam artists to take advantage of tornados and natural disasters like this.
Read more...

City-owned vacant lots available for community gardens

The City of Minneapolis has 12 vacant lots available for qualifying groups to lease for community gardens. The Community Garden Pilot Program began in 2010 with 18 lots to help make Minneapolis more beautiful, provide healthy food and build community. The City of Minneapolis supports community gardens in its commitment to promoting access to good nutrition, improving the ecological footprint of the city, encouraging active and healthy living and providing spaces for human interaction, food production and beauty in our daily lives. In addition to these lots, Minneapolis already has about 100 community gardens throughout the city.
Read more...

Turning guns into art

Turning guns into artDeseria Galloway of the Twin Cities Anti-Violence Coalition and Wellspring Second Chance Center is one of the few dedicated community members who is committed to keeping the Twin Cities safe. “The Twin Cities Anti-Violence Coalition’s mission is to support efforts in the community by addressing violence on every level, specifically gun violence,” said Galloway who recently took the guns she and others collected last year at the ‘Bury Our Guns, Not Our People’ Gun Buy Back and turn them into art.

With the help of Smith Foundry sculpture John Poole and Lieutenant Gregory Reinhardt of the Minneapolis Police Department, Galloway was able to melt over 70 weapons down into two separate sculptures that will be given to NorthPoint, Inc. and Shiloh Temple International Ministries, host sites, to the buy back. Galloway believes for each gun they have collected about two lives have been saved. She truly feels it is important to take these symbols of negativity and turn them into symbols of positivity and change.
Read more...

City approves operator of new bike walk center in north Minneapolis

Center will help increase access to biking and walking in the area

A proposal by Redeemer Center for Life to operate a new bike walk center in north Minneapolis that will help improve access to, and affordability of, physical activity opportunities for north Minneapolis residents while encouraging them to bike and walk more for transportation and recreation was approved. The Minneapolis City Council. Redeemer Center for Life is a non-profit, faith-based, community development organization located in the Harrison neighborhood.
Read more...
Page 61 of 103

Recent Comments

Powered by Disqus



Facebook Twitter RSS Image Map

Latest show

  • August 26, 2014
    Michael Brown incident in Ferguson, Missouri. Professor Mahmoud El-Kati.

Business & Community Service Network