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  • Minneapolis teachers union agreement stipulates White teachers be laid off first, regardless of seniority

    An agreement between the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers union and the school district states that White teachers will be laid off before teachers of color, regardless of their seniority. The agreement, which was reached to end a two-week teacher strike last spring, says that starting this school year, "if excessing a teacher who is a member of a population underrepresented among licensed teachers in the site, the district shall excess the next least senior teacher, who is not a member of an underrepresented population."
  • Teachers union trains ‘racial equity advocates’ to push ‘anti-racism’ in schools (MN)

    08/14/2022 12:51:08 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 27 replies
    Alpha News ^ | 8/14/22 | Evan Stambaugh
    A program overseen by a Minnesota teachers union runs a “cohort” of members advocating for “racial equity” in schools. Racial Equity Advocates (REA) is a program of the Minnesota Educator Academy’s Facing Inequities and Racism in Education (FIRE) project, which itself is a program of the Education Minnesota teachers union. “The FIRE program includes the Racial Equity Advocate cohort program and a series of professional development modules for educators to grow an anti-racism mindset and opportunities to engage with Education Minnesota’s members to interrupt and dismantle institutional racism,” a website for the program explains. The REA cohort program was created...
  • Minneapolis teachers union contract calls for layoffs of white teachers first

    08/14/2022 12:06:03 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 87 replies
    Alpha News ^ | 8/14/22 | Evan Stambaugh
    A Minneapolis teachers union contract stipulates that white teachers will be laid off or reassigned before “educators of color” in the event Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) needs to reduce staff. After the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers (MFT) and MPS struck a deal on March 25 to end a 14-day teacher strike, the two sides drew up and ratified a new collective bargaining agreement complete with various proposals. One of the proposals dealt with “educators of color protections.” The agreement states that if a non-white teacher is subject to excess, MPS must excess a white teacher with the “next least” seniority....
  • Minneapolis gunfire claims Black victims at disproportionate rate, data show [83% of shooting victims are black. 89% of shooters are black. Liberals blame this on racist whites.]

    08/13/2022 2:07:21 PM PDT · by grundle · 72 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune via yahoo ^ | August 12, 2022 | Andy Mannix
    The surge in gun crimes in Minneapolis is claiming Black victims at a vastly disproportionate rate to the city's demographics.Last year, police counted one Black shooting victim for every 150 Black residents in Minneapolis, compared to one white victim for every 3,768 white residents, according to data presented to the City Council this week. White people comprise about 60% of Minneapolis' population, versus 19% Black or African people, according to census data. Yet only 9% of shooting victims are white so far in 2022, compared to 83% Black, the data from Minneapolis police show. Two-thirds of the victims are also...
  • Minnesota Primary Election results: Congressional District 5

    08/09/2022 7:08:39 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 17 replies
    Fox 9 ^ | August 9, 2022 | FOX 9 Staff
    In Minnesota's Fifth Congressional District, U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar faces a Democratic primary challenger in a race where crime has emerged as the biggest issue. Omar's challenger, former Minneapolis City Council member Don Samuels, opposes the movement to defund the police and last year helped defeat efforts to replace the city's police department. Omar, who supported the referendum, has a substantial money advantage and is expected to benefit from a strong grassroots operation. *** On the Republican primary ballot, Cicely Davis and Royce White are seeking the GOP nomination.
  • Moment group of teens crash a stolen car and run off Minnesota highway after 'How to Hotwire' TikTok trend showed users how to steal new Kia and Hyundai models with a single USB cable

    08/08/2022 9:05:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | August 8, 2022 | Paul Farrell
    This is the moment four teens in Minnesota crashed a stolen Kia against the median of an interstate before frantically running across traffic in an attempt to avoid arrest. The incident may be part of a troubling TikTok trend that has promoted and instructed on ways of hotwiring Kia and Hyundai vehicles with as little as a USB cable. Law enforcement agencies across the country have raised concerns about the trend, which began on TikTok in 2021 courtesy of a Milwaukee based group known as the 'Kia Boyz.' The thefts generally involve Kia's newer than 2011 and Hyundai's newer than...
  • Teen who allegedly shot 15-year-old in Minneapolis was on probation for gun charge

    08/06/2022 8:43:33 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 38 replies
    AlphaNews ^ | 8/6/22 | Evan Stambaugh
    A teenager from St. Paul suspected of shooting and killing a 15-year-old in downtown Minneapolis had, at the time of the incident, been on probation for a gun charge. Tashawn Powell, 17, was charged with second-degree murder Thursday after allegedly shooting Fred Ulysses Walker, 15, at a light rail station in downtown Minneapolis Tuesday evening, according to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman. Metro Transit surveillance video captured the 15-year-old Walker putting his hands up before Powell shot him in the chest. Paramedics declared Walker dead at the scene after police and a Good Samaritan tried to save him. Per the...
  • Ex-Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor released from prison in fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond

    07/31/2022 1:39:19 PM PDT · by grundle · 39 replies
    Noor was initially convicted of third-degree murder and manslaughter, but the top charge was dismissed and he was resentenced. MINNEAPOLIS — A former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman who called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home was released from prison on parole Monday, months after his murder conviction was overturned and he was resentenced on a lesser charge. The Minnesota Department of Corrections website said Mohamed Noor, 36, was placed under the supervision of Hennepin County Community Corrections. He was freed 18 days shy of the fifth anniversary of...
  • A new low – 100 shots fired, striking the Minneapolis Police 4th Precinct and nearby homes

    07/29/2022 6:25:44 AM PDT · by euram · 52 replies
    American Experiment ^ | July 26 2022 | David Zimmer
    Shortly after midnight, several suspects fired an estimated 100 rounds of automatic gunfire into the back parking lot of the Minneapolis Police 4th Precinct, striking the precinct, as well as residences and cars in the area. Amazingly no injuries were reported. Hear audio of the gunfire here. Police in the lot put out a “help call” and due to the chaos created also conducted an on-air roll call to ensure all officers were safe and accounted for. Police were able to stop the suspect vehicle several blocks away. Two suspects were arrested with the car, and a third was arrested...
  • Theater CANCELS Dave Chappelle show after woke backlash

    07/21/2022 8:12:20 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies ^ | July 21, 2022 12:15 AM | Ari Hoffman
    Dave Chappelle’s show Wednesday night at the First Avenue theater in Minneapolis was canceled at the last minute following online backlash to the comedian’s stand-up act. The venue announced on social media, "The Dave Chappelle show tonight at First Avenue has been cancelled and is moving to the Varsity Theater. To staff, artists and our community, we hear you, and we are sorry. We know we must hold ourselves to the highest standards, and we know we let you down. We are not just a black box with people in it, and we understand that First Ave is not just...
  • Video: Mom shot at by Tekle Sundberg interrupts rally, expresses outrage at protesters

    07/17/2022 11:09:11 AM PDT · by rintintin · 12 replies
    Fox 9 Minn ^ | July 16 2022 | Fox 9 Minn
    What started as a rally for a man shot and killed by Minneapolis Police quickly took a turn after Arabella Yarbrough, the mother of two nearly hit by bullets while inside her apartment, showed up to share her story on Saturday afternoon.
  • Video: Man Shot by Police Draws Protests, Then His Victim Shows Up And Things Got Pretty Awkward

    07/17/2022 10:48:50 AM PDT · by Macky Cracklins · 22 replies
    Defiant America ^ | 07.17.2022 | Mack Cogburn
    People gathered outside the Minneapolis apartment Saturday where 20-year-old Andrew ‘Tekle’ Sundberg was shot and killed by Minneapolis police. Demonstrators joined family members as they demanded more answers from law enforcement. Two Minneapolis police snipers shot and killed Sundberg Thursday morning following a 6-hour long standoff. The BCA, the top law enforcement agency in the state, is investigating the deadly use of police force. It still remains unclear what exactly prompted the officers to shoot. According to investigators, Sundberg fired multiple gunshots inside the Seward neighborhood apartment building Wednesday night, and a neighbor, Arabella Yarbrough, called 911 saying a bullet...
  • 'Shut up *****!' Toddler swings at Minnesota cops executing a murder warrant in lawless St Paul where crime has soared since the killing of George Floyd

    07/12/2022 5:31:09 AM PDT · by Morgana · 98 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 12, 2022 | James Gordon
    Disturbing footage has emerged of a toddler cursing and swinging at cops while adults in the background hurled racist slurs in St. Paul, Minnesota, where crime has soared since the killing of George Floyd in 2020. The footage was recorded last week while police were at a home to serve a search warrant in the hunt for a murder suspect, according to local news outlet Alpha News. The 30-second clip shows the unnamed boy standing in the street in his underwear, barefoot, screaming: 'Shut up *****!' at a black police officer and telling him to 'shut the **** up!' He...
  • Disturbing Video Shows Young Children Berate, Hit Police Officers In Minnesota

    07/12/2022 12:49:35 AM PDT · by mjprice83 · 35 replies
    ThinkCivics ^ | 07/11/2022 | ThinkCivics News Staff
    Disturbing footage circulating online shows young children berating law enforcement officers on a sidewalk in St. Paul. According to Alpha News, the video was recorded last week as the Minneapolis police department and other agencies served a search warrant for a murder suspect.
  • Shock Video Shows Toddlers in Diapers Punching, Cursing Out Police on City Street

    07/11/2022 9:23:55 PM PDT · by montag813 · 46 replies
    24News ^ | 7/12/2022 | Samantha Foster
    by Samantha Foster | 24NewsWhen Minneapolis police officers showed up in St. Paul last week to execute a search warrant for a murder suspect, they were met by toddlers — some still in diapers — who punched, kicked, cursed, and threw rocks at them. Children who can’t read or cross the street unattended hurled profanities and unabashed disrespect at law enforcement officers.WATCH: As they cussed, berated, and struck police officers with their fists, a bystander can be heard in the background encouraging the children by saying “Oreo head,” in reference to the black police officer at the scene - basically...
  • Islamic call to prayer shows Muslims ‘belong’ in Minneapolis

    07/05/2022 3:54:42 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 41 replies
    Minneapolis, Minnesota – Pastor Jane Buckley-Farlee was recently walking through her Minneapolis church’s Cedar-Riverside neighbourhood when an unexpected song broke out. “I heard this music that sounded sort of heavenly,” she told Al Jazeera. At first, she did not know what it was – but after a few moments, she realised it was the adhan, or the Muslim call to prayer. “It was echoing among all of the buildings, but it was still a little hard to hear with all of the traffic,” she recalled. “But it just made me smile. I stopped and listened and just smiled. I must...
  • 'Get the **** out of here': Squad member Ilhan Omar is booed by 10,000-strong Somali music festival crowd in her OWN district - days after she suggested Minnesota is worse than a refugee camp

    07/04/2022 12:21:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 4, 2022 | Katelyn Caralle
    Ilhan Omar smiled through a chorus of boos and jeers at a Somali music festival in her home state of Minnesota over Independence Day weekend. The squad member made an appearance at a concert featuring Somali singer Soldaan Seraar at the Target Center in Minneapolis on Saturday night, but a viral video shows that much of the crowd was not happy to see her. Some videos show people chanting 'get out!' at the congresswoman and telling her to 'get the **** out of here.' It is not immediately clear what prompted the boos, but a Newsweek article said that some...
  • Ilhan Omar Gets Booed Mercilessly by Thousands of Her Own Somali Constituents at Concert

    07/03/2022 5:04:28 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 64 replies
    Radical Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) was booed savagely at a Somali music concert at the Target Center in Minneapolis on Saturday. Shukri Abdirahman, a conservative Republican who had made a brief bid for Omar’s seat in Minnesota’s fifth district, shared video of the audience booing the current Congresswoman. “Ilhan Omar’s BOOOD by nearly 10K SOMALIS at a sold out, highly anticipated Somali music concert at Target Center in Minneapolis!” Abdirahman remarked. “This’s what she gets for trading her Godly, Conservative values for the sinful LGBTQIA’s & the promiscuous abortionists. LET’S GO ILHAN!” Abdirahman pointed out that the concert was last...
  • Column: Is California ready for more Black people to legally carry guns in public?

    06/27/2022 11:17:38 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 69 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 27 June 2022 | Erika Smith
    Nathan W. Jones leads the Bay Area chapter of the Black Gun Owners Assn. But until a few years ago, he wasn't even into guns. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. And George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police, sending racial justice protesters into the streets. And white supremacists trashed the U.S. Capitol in the Jan. 6 insurrection. Suddenly, it seemed as if America was on the brink. And with the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe vs. Wade on Friday, emboldening a militant array of white Christian nationalists, we clearly still are. "I had visions of mobs dragging people through the...
  • Law enforcement leaders upset as suspect accused of shooting at police has bail reduced from $5M to $100,000 (MN)

    06/10/2022 9:26:08 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 21 replies ^ | 6/9/22 | Jay Kolls KSTP
    <p>It’s a decision law enforcement leaders call irresponsible, dangerous, and outrageous.</p><p>This week, a Ramsey County judge reduced the bail for a Minneapolis man accused of shooting at police officers from $5 million to $100,000.</p><p>On Sunday night, a trooper with the Minnesota State Patrol attempted a traffic stop on 30-year-old Pablo Nava Jaimes.</p>