The Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights will be presenting a resolution today on the subject of sex offender concentration in North Minneapolis. Click here for a copy of the resolution.
Any resolution under consideration by the city council requires a city council sponsor. The sponsor of this resolution is Fifth Ward City Councilman (and mayoral candidate) Don Samuels. This is more than a "North Minneapolis" resolution. Statistics show that sex offenders seek out their victims within 10 miles of their home, and all of Hennepin County has more than its fair share of sex offenders even though the predatory lion's share reside in the 55411 and 55412 zip code. We are getting offenders from other states, as a matter of fact.
KSTP already did a good story about this proposed resolution, but watch Johnny Northside Dot Com for further details.