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Impunity In Our Own Backyard

Reprinted from Global Rights for Women, read the article on Medium.com here.  By Amy Lauricella (Pictured)- Global Rights for Women Staff Attorney I am deeply troubled that while we at Global Rights for Women(GRW) have been sharing Minnesota’s legacy on domestic … Continue reading

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Local business owner leverages community connections to raise awareness and help eliminate discrimination

Ousman Camara is no stranger to the North Minneapolis Community. In fact he’s a familiar face with a well respected reputation.  Ousman is the owner of K’s Dollar and Grocery, a corner store and deli located in North Minneapolis for over … Continue reading

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Future History Makers

The Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights is proud to present Future History Makers, a profile series featuring emerging leaders from the Twin Cities African American community who share our ideals of advancing civil rights and remove barriers to equity. Continue reading

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PCOC Meeting in a Snapshot: September Edition

On September 8th,  OPCR staff presented the Body Camera Implementation Research and Study to a packed PCOC meeting.  The study looked at data from the three listening sessions, surveys and national best practices. The report  is broken down into seven categories of recommendations: (1) … Continue reading

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PCOC attends Franklin Avenue Open Streets Event

On Sunday, August 16th, the Police Conduct Oversight Commission participated in the Open Streets event on Franklin Avenue. Commissioners interacted with community members, and the MPD during this day-long event designed to promote “healthy living, local businesses, sustainable transportation and civic pride … Continue reading

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PCOC Meeting in a Snapshot: August Edition

On August 11, 2015 the PCOC held its monthly meeting.  Highlights of the meeting included a presentation from the ACLU on their recent Minneapolis Case Study on racial disparities in low level arrests and data on arrests in Minneapolis classified … Continue reading

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Shooting Death in Cincinnati Demonstrates the Importance of Body Cameras

On July 19th, 2015, Cincinnati community member Samuel DuBose was pulled over for not having a front license plate on his vehicle.  The University of Cincinnati police officer who stopped him was Ray Tensing. When interacting with Officer Tensing following … Continue reading

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