of poverty in Minneapolis currently running around outside of prison walls,
photo used under First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism, blog post
by John Hoff
Click here for hugely important document that will raise your IQ by a point or two, if you read it all the way through.
Sometimes my sources feed me red hot nuggets of scandalous information, but other times my civic sources tell me, "Johnny, you should familiarize yourself with this boring-yet-important report on Issue X, Y, Z."
Today is the sort of day which falls into the second category. Dutiful good citizen blogger that I am, I know sometimes I must "eat my vegetables" and urge those same vegetables upon readers. MinnPost is already on this story, but something like this needs all the exposure it can get. While MinnPost calls the report "combustible," I must say it only contains what folks in North Minneapolis have known for decades...
Federal dollars have been misused to concentrate poverty and increase racial segregation while supposedly "helping" the people who are the intended beneficiaries of subsidized housing.
This is news...?
It's news because a smart professor at the University of Minnesota is saying it and backing up his points with data.
So it's news.
OK, everybody get excited, read the report, and learn this important news! My word, how will city hall ACT upon this newsy new information which is newsworthy?
Will they stop concentrating Level Three Sex Offenders and end the hostile siege upon our North Minneapolis zip codes? Will they buy up housing to keep it from the hands of slumlords who fill it with Section 8 rentals, to the right and left and double kitty corner and across the street from yet MORE Section 8 rentals? Will they put some effort into investigating the dubious property transactions uncovered on this blog by guest author Camden Canary?
I have an idea.
"Circular file" right next to the desperate cries for help this neighborhood has been emitting for decades, which have grown loud-as-hell in light of the murder of Good Samaritan Thomas Sonnenberg.