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Meeting Notes and Agenda
Regular Meeting 2-3pm CDT
2:00 Introductions and letter writing action - get ready to write!
2:31 Death Penalty
Guest Speaker - 3-4pm CDT
James Roth - Working Paper on Transforming the Minneapolis Police Department to Comply with the Rule of Law: Reform or Abolition
The Minneapolis Police Department has a documented history of decades of abuse in its use of force against minority residents out of proportion to its treatment of white residents. The murders of George Floyd and Amir Locke are only the most recent and glaring examples. This paper analyzes the history of the Minneapolis Police Department’s treatment of minority residents compared to the standards of the Rule of Law and finds it sorely lacking. Past efforts at reform have failed. Among the recommendations are adopting the recommendations of the Department of Justice’s Pattern or Practice Investigation, inviting the United Nations special rapporteur on racism and xenophobia to include Minneapolis as part of her upcoming country visit to the U.S., and conducting a truth and reconciliation process.
Here's a copy of James' slides of his presentation:
Racism and The Minneapolis Police - Presentation slides