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Hennepin County Sheriff’s office trains Reserve Officers

New Reserve Officers have completed training conducted by the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. They were recognized at a ceremony at the Hennepin County Government Center on May 22, 2011. 

There were 31 Reserve Officers from 13 different law enforcement agencies who completed training in the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Officer School. During the past 10 weeks, Reserve Officers have received instruction in a variety of areas including traffic direction, crime scene response, and radio communications.
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Northside loses two good men

Northside loses two good menFloyd David Whitfield
The category E2 tornado that ripped through North Minneapolis on Sunday May 22, took the life of Floyd David Whitfield, 59, a well known and loved Minneapolis resident..  Whitfield was driving a child home from church and was killed when a tree swept by fierce winds tumbled on his minivan at the intersection of 37th and Freemont Ave N.  He was killed instantly of blunt forehead and neck injuries.

Whitfield is proceeded by his four children and four grandchildren.  Whitfield owned a tow truck company and worked as a mechanic.  He was also being trained for ministry at New Resurrection Missionary Baptist Church.  A benefit fund in his name has been set-up at TCF Bank.

Currently services for Floyd Whitfield are set for Friday June 3rd, 11:00am at Estes Chapel located at 2210 Plymouth Avenue N. 

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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