For months, neighborhood leaders in North Minneapolis have quietly, respectfully, and repeatedly brought up the issue of sex offender concentration here in the...
...poorest and demographically youngest neighborhood in the state, which is North Minneapolis. Recently, the Department of Corrections has voiced to these neighborhood leaders how the DOC "gets it." But, at a recent "Dessert with Don" event, Council Member Don Samuels stated Hennepin County has a side deal to take the Level Three offenders of other counties. Where are they being dumped? Many of them are being dumped here in North Minneapolis. What does North Minneapolis get out of the deal? Nothing but extra perverts, rapists and molesters on our streets. Enough is enough!
Clearly, the DOC doesn't "get it." If DOC "got it" they wouldn't have casually dumped these two sex offenders on us. Furthermore, the sex offenders coming through North Minneapolis are so numerous that even when you look at the ones who ARE NOT currently here, many of them have BEEN here at one time, familiarizing themselves with our neighborhood and making connections.
The house where these two sex offenders will live--which is probably 3010 and 3008 Emerson Ave. N.--has been, at one time, home to OTHER sex offenders.
We are fed up. How fed up are we? So fed up we wrote a SONG about it. Stay tuned in coming days. The song will be released on YouTube.
This is what the DOC has got to know/
No more L3SOs!
Stay tuned. Be excited. Very excited. But only in an appropriate and completely LEGAL way.
In the meantime, tonight's meeting at St. Olaf's promises to be a colorful and interesting event. If you don't have a protest sign, don't worry.
Megan Goodmundson made a few extras, using "sign spam" we tore down off utility poles.