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Straight Outta Compton
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Straight Outta Compton

[caption id="attachment_25487" align="alignleft"]straightoutofcomptonstraightouttacompton.com[/caption]So, there we were, Sept. 1, Tuesday afternoon.

Toni and I, westbound on University Avenue, minding our own business, approaching Dale Street, in route to see the movie “Straight Outta Compton.” A bunch of commotion up ahead set my spider senses tingling. Alert. Take emergency evasive measures. Turn off University.

‘Your Honor, don’t send that child to jail, give him to us’
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‘Your Honor, don’t send that child to jail, give him to us’

[caption id="attachment_25368" align="alignleft"]alt logoco.ramsey.mn.us[/caption]Ramsey County JDAI Stakeholder Committee: August 18, 2015. Agenda: The next JDAI focus?

Brief background — JDAI stands for Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative. In 2005, community elders recognized secure detention (kiddy jail) as the entry gate to prison pipelines and mobilized an attack with phenomenal and measurable success. In short they said, “Instead of jailing low level juvenile offenders, let community serve as an alternative.” The annual intake plummeted in the Ramsey County juvenile detention by 70 percent in just five years. Yes, between 2005 and 2010, Ramsey County Juvenile detention dropped from more than 4,000 children per year to less than 1,000, with no corresponding increase in juvenile crime.

Farewell and hello to Jackie Cooper
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Farewell and hello to Jackie Cooper

jackie-cooperMonday, Aug. 3.

It was St. Paul evening at Kings Crossing, Community Room. Peoples from every walk of life poured out to say farewell, thank you and hello; expressing love and appreciation, wishing Jackie Cooper, the very best. It was good-bye and hello in the same event.

Melvin Carter, Jr. At Large: Genesis 4:9
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Melvin Carter, Jr. At Large: Genesis 4:9

[caption id="attachment_24554" align="alignleft"]williambell 2011Dr. William C Bell[/caption][caption id="attachment_24555" align="alignleft"]carterCommissioner Toni Carter[/caption]The problems and challenges facing our community cannot and should not depend on the predilections of grant makers, according to Dr. William C. Bell, president and CEO of Casey Family Programs, in St. Paul.

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