Music education in Minneapolis public schools stood out as one of the best and gave rise to the city’s music scene that helped propel Prince to fame, a scholar writes.
The death of a 22-year-old man in a ‘no-knock’ raid in Minneapolis has sparked fresh concern over the associated risk to the public and police alike.
Minneapolis residents voted 56% to 44% against an amendment that would have transformed the city’s police. The reasons they did so are complicated, an expert writes.
Attempts to reform US police departments fail when they are unable to get community support. Perhaps it is time to take a different tack, argue two criminal justice scholars – one a former cop.
The history and weight of US press freedom played a powerful, but unacknowledged, role in the conviction of Derek Chauvin for murdering George Floyd.
Scholars of policing, law, race and Minnesota history explain the landmark guilty verdicts handed down in the trial for the murder of George Floyd.
The trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd reveals a broken system of policing. The guilty verdicts should be a starting point for fundamental and meaningful change.
Research on racism and policing in the US, explained by the experts who study it.
Research that measures the public mood based on Twitter posts shows that it’s currently at its lowest point in a decade. One exception: when people visit parks and green spaces.
Despite its progressive image, Minneapolis is one of the most segregated cities in the United States. That is by design not accident, argues an urban planning scholar.
After a riot broke out in 1967, Minneapolis officials squandered an opportunity to address the structural racism that led to George Floyd’s death and a wave of unrest across the country.
That George Floyd died at the hands of four police officers is uncontested, but interpretations of his death and its aftermath differ greatly. The result is two starkly opposed narratives.
Trump’s critics have assailed his handling of both coronavirus and the Minneapolis unrest. His election opponent, Joe Biden, though, has yet to show he can be the more effective leader, either.