Sunday, April 24, 2022 | 2:00pm to 4:00pm CDT

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Meeting Notes and Agenda

Google Doc - 2022 April - Group 37 Meeting Agenda

Regular Meeting 2-3pm CDT

2:00 Introductions and letter writing action - get ready to write!

2:15 News/Events

2:23 MMIW

2:31 Death Penalty

2:39 Philippines

2:47 Lobbying

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.

You can read Jim's paper here as a Google Doc:
MPD and the Rule of Law
Jim has also authored an OpEd in the Star Tribune on April 10th:
The next steps to transform the MPD

Here's a copy of James' slides of his presentation:
Racism and The Minneapolis Police - Presentation slides