The resolution I wrote about earlier today, click here, about sex offender concentration in North Minneapolis and all of Minneapolis having more than its "fair share" of sex offenders from Minnesota and even other states, passed amid overwhelming support.
The resolution was so popular that council members besides Don Samuels wanted their names added as co-authors. Even ultra-progressive Cam Gordon, who is often a dissenting voice on many matters before the Public Safety Committee, signed on to the resolution.
More important than the fact our city council is able to perceive the injustice of sex offender concentration is the fact our Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights (which was involved in drafting and researching the resolution) has apparently been given a "green light" when it comes to...
...moving forward with any complaint by citizens of impacted neighborhoods in regard to the discriminatory impact of sex offender concentration in poor and disadvantaged neighborhoods, like the entire 55411 zip code.
JNS Blog says and editorializes as follows: If you are a resident of North Minneapolis, and you have felt the raw and primal fear associated with living in a neighborhood full of dangerous sex offenders (far, far more than our "fair share") then you need to file a complaint with the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights.
If you are a homeowner in North Minneapolis, and you know your property values have been impacted by the fact some three dozen Level Three Sex Offenders reside in your same zip code, and this has impacted your ability to sell your home, to obtain a second mortgage, possibly to get insurance on your home, you need to file a complaint with the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights.
This "green light" given to the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights may represent the biggest opportunity North Minneapolis has had for a satisfactory resolution of this issue since, well, since this issue first began. The Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights in a legal battle royal with the Minnesota Department of Corrections? Oh, my god.
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