The day after tomorrow, Friday at 9:30 AM, the full Minneapolis City Council will be considering a controversial proposal to revamp the police conduct oversight process. Though I just used the word "controversial" to describe the proposal, the fact is "controversy" mostly exists among a certain faction of rabid anti-police crazies (The Dave Bicking faction) and the majority of solid, average citizens would find the revamp a pretty good idea if they cared much about the details. I mean, the revamp was proposed by the city's CIVIL RIGHTS DEPARTMENT.
A revamp of some kind is inevitable because of changes in state law which have left our current Minneapolis system non-conforming. Unfortunately, the only folks who seem to care deeply about this process are the same strident "multi-purpose protestors" who show up at various proceedings and try to tip proposals toward their radical (albeit mostly incomprehensible) social agenda. Their foul-mouthed, rabid, unreasonable, cop-hating voices have mostly dominated this process. So Friday's proceeding at 9:30 AM in council chambers promises to be a loud spectacle, even though the debate will be among council members and the "open hearing" aspect of this process is thankfully finished, the final words spoken by the crazies being "fuck you" and "see you at the riot."
That's not metaphor and/or hyperbole, those were the last words shouted at the council at the previous hearing, click here and also here for full details.
I would probably urge normal, decent citizens to turn out for the hearing but who can tell if they'd even be SAFE with the likes of the crazies who will be gathered all in one place, working themselves into a heated lather and completely frustrated by their inability to get access to the microphone. I'm not even sure I want to be there MYSELF.
All the same, because I'm getting reader feedback telling me to announce the time and place of this important hearing, I am publishing this information.