The American Civil Liberties Union has released data that shows dramatic racial disparities in the Minneapolis Police Department’s arrest rates for a number of low-level non-violent offenses from 2004 – 2012. The data released covers white and African American arrest rates for four low-level non-violent offenses: marijuana possession, disorderly conduct, vagrancy, and juvenile curfew violations/loitering. Read more.
Governor Dayton and state health officials recently announced new restrictions on medical personnel who treated Ebola patients or individuals who were exposed to Ebola in West Africa for when when they return to Minnesota. The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota has some concerns with the new policy. Read more.