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DOJ: More police departments declining to report hate crimes

A rising number of law enforcement agencies are opting not to share statistics about hate crimes with the FBI — just as hate crimes are skyrocketing, according to U.S. Justice Department numbers. The big picture: The decline in reporting hurts efforts to accurately document violence against Asian Americans, Black Americans, and LGBTQ+ people, advocates and DOJContinue reading “DOJ: More police departments declining to report hate crimes”

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Video surfaces of Minnesota gubernatorial candidate sharing support from Putin

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dr. Scott Jensen is in the hot seat after video has surfaced of him talking about getting support from Russian President Vladimir Putin. “One day I was on the Moscow News because Moscow was making a big deal about in America, they’re so afraid of the truth that a doctor who tells the truthContinue reading “Video surfaces of Minnesota gubernatorial candidate sharing support from Putin”

Capitol riot committee subpoenas coup PowerPoint author Phil Waldron

Retired army colonel was the author of the 36-page PowerPoint presentation which ex-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows turned over to the House select committee The House select committee investigating the 6 January insurrection has issued a subpoena for documents and testimony to Phil Waldron, the retired US Army colonel who authored the 36-page PowerPoint presentationContinue reading “Capitol riot committee subpoenas coup PowerPoint author Phil Waldron”

Explosive PowerPoint presentation detailing plan to overturn election for Trump discovered by Jan 6 committee

The actions recommended in the 36-page PowerPoint presentation are similar to what Trump allies were demanding of a top Defence Department official in the days leading up to the 6 January insurrection A PowerPoint presentation that bears the exact title as one that former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows has turned over to the HouseContinue reading “Explosive PowerPoint presentation detailing plan to overturn election for Trump discovered by Jan 6 committee”

Anger as Boebert refers to ‘jihad squad’ in debate about Republican video depicting murder of AOC

Republican has a long history of bigoted comments Lauren Boebert has referred to Ilhan Omar as the “jihad squad member from Minnesota” during a House debate on Wednesday. Ms Boebert faced intense criticism on social media for the inflammatory comment during a debate over whether Paul Gosar should be censured for posting an anime clip depicting Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez being killed.Continue reading “Anger as Boebert refers to ‘jihad squad’ in debate about Republican video depicting murder of AOC”

Revealed: pipeline company paid Minnesota police for arresting and surveilling protesters

Enbridge picked up the tab for police wages, training and equipment – and let county police know when it wanted demonstrators arrested The Canadian company Enbridge has reimbursed US police $2.4m for arresting and surveilling hundreds of demonstrators who oppose construction of its Line 3 pipeline, according to documents the Guardian obtained through a publicContinue reading “Revealed: pipeline company paid Minnesota police for arresting and surveilling protesters”

Enbridge ordered to pay $3 million for Line 3 groundwater leak

Minnesota regulators have ordered Enbridge to pay more than $3 million for allegedly violating state environmental law by piercing a groundwater aquifer during construction of the Line 3 oil pipeline replacement. The state Department of Natural Resources said Enbridge, while working near Clearbrook in January, dug too deeply into the ground and pierced an artesianContinue reading “Enbridge ordered to pay $3 million for Line 3 groundwater leak”

Militia Leader Gets 53-Year Sentence In Minnesota Mosque Bombing

The leader of an Illinois anti-government militia group who authorities say masterminded the 2017 bombing of a Minnesota mosque was sentenced Monday to 53 years in prison for an attack that terrified the mosque’s community. Emily Claire Hari, who was charged, tried and convicted under the name Michael Hari and recently said she is transgender, faced aContinue reading “Militia Leader Gets 53-Year Sentence In Minnesota Mosque Bombing”

‘Not Going to Do This Anymore’: Fed-Up Prosecutor Is Done With BS Traffic Stops

John Choi, the Minnesota prosecutor who charged the cop who killed Philando Castile, is already earning enemies for his groundbreaking new policy. John Choi said he will never forget July 6, 2016—the day 32-year-old Philando Castile was shot and killed by a St. Anthony Police Department officer during a simple traffic stop over a broken taillight. WhenContinue reading “‘Not Going to Do This Anymore’: Fed-Up Prosecutor Is Done With BS Traffic Stops”

Minnesota GOP rocked by top donor’s sex trafficking scandal, as party chair faces calls to resign

Minnesota GOP Chair Jennifer Carnahan faces calls to resign after a major donor was indicted for sex trafficking The Republican Party of Minnesota was rocked this week by a scandal involving a top donor and conservative activist who was indicted for operating a child sex trafficking scheme, a sordid affair which also implicated an up-and-coming College Republican leader from the state. Continue reading “Minnesota GOP rocked by top donor’s sex trafficking scandal, as party chair faces calls to resign”