Tag Archives: Hennepin County

Hennepin County Takes On Full Funding for SWLRT

The Minnesota legislature refused to fund Southwest Light Rail Transit. SWLRT is the most expensive public works project ever proposed in our state at a constantly escalating price of $2.2-plus-billion. While the state legislature did not approve SWLRT funding, every other light-rail project has been supported by Democrats and Republicans. By Susu Jeffrey  August 2, […]

Minneapolis 2040 Plan: SWLRT Up-Zoning, by Susu Jeffrey

Everbody pays the regressive sales tax to transport only one percent of the county’s population.

Mapping Reveals Rising Use of Social Media Monitoring Tools by Cities Nationwide

The technology can be used to monitor political and social justice movements, posing risks to First Amendment-protected activity.

Susu Jeffrey | Coldwater Named A National Treasure

The American Indian Religious Freedom Act of 1978 protects and preserves religious rights and cultural practices including access to sacred sites, freedom to worship through ceremonial and traditional rights, and use and possession of objects considered sacred. Spring water is considered sacred. By Susu Jeffrey Published in the newsletter of the Women’s International League for […]

ACLU: Picking Up the Pieces | A Minneapolis Case Study

 Picking Up the Pieces – Policing in America, a Minneapolis Case Study digs into 33 months of data the ACLU obtained from the police department and explores the who, what, when, where, why, and how of low-level arrests occurring in a city known for its affluence and liberal politics. The report also recommends reforms to begin […]

OccupyMN Wins Free Speech Battle With Hennepin County

Chalk up a victory for free speech at The People’s Plaza (also known as the Hennepin County Government Center). OccupyMN’s protest signs are back and Hennepin County workers have relented in their attempts to take them down. Overnight, County workers had taken taken down OccupyMN’s signs and moved the encampment’s tables, food and everything else […]

State ACLU warns Hennepin County it may sue over new restrictions on protesters

OccupyMN> State ACLU warns Hennepin County it may sue over new restrictions on protesters Posted by: Randy Furst under People and neighborhoods, Politics and government, Public safety   Star Tribune Updated: November 3, 2011 – 4:38 PM Note:  for a copy of the letter, see The Uptake article below. The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota urged Hennepin County […]