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NEW RESEARCH: @MaryJoWebster and I document that multi-family zoning is strongly correlated with racial integration in the Twin Cities. In parallel, Matt Resseger finds the same in Greater Boston. Here's a brief summarizing & contextualizing both papers.…
@MaryJoWebster @MaryJoWebster and I find that a multifamily-zoned block group in the Twin Cities metro has 21 percentage points more non-White residents than a similarly situated block group zoned single-family only. Image
Matt Resseger's research - this began as his Harvard dissertation 10 years ago - is even better. He's able to use city block boundaries in Greater Boston to show how zoning results in racial variation across the street.…
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Oh, another workgroup has been launched. This time by @HennepinAtty Mike Freeman as he attempts to deflect blame and pretend he's not significantly responsible for the #TwinCities being overrun by violence and repeat offenders.…
Of course he's got the always-available grifters Harding Smith and Jerry McAfee 🙄🤡
Also, Mike, do your job on ALL crime, not just your new pet project of carjackings. Other non-violent and property crimes significantly impact victims' lives and inflict significant costs to society, including auto thefts, burglaries, catalytic converter thefts. @HennepinAtty
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Another fire at Lake St and Girard Ave S. #UptownMpls
The little commies are stomping their tiny feet in a tantrum tonight.
In case you're wondering which terrorist commies are likely behind this and/or who are inciting the burning of #Mpls, see below. The list includes a "Community Faculty" member of the #UMN @umn_ssw School of Social Work.
Great school ya got there 🙄
School of Social Work:
(612) 625-1220, email Image
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Isak Aden, One Year Later: A Life Stolen by Police

Family files $20M lawsuit on 1-yr anniversary.

Ofcr Moseng, who was speaking on phone with Aden as he was fatally shot by police, pushed 2 #JusticeForIsak protesters during the 1-yr event.

Full Story:…
Isak Aden was a 23 y/o college student, entrepreneur, & father figure to his younger siblings when he was killed by police in Eagan, MN, on July 2, 2019.

He had immigrated to the US w/ his grandma after both his parents died in the Somali civil war.

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Responding to a disputed domestic disturbance call, nearly 100 officers from a slew of south suburban police depts – including the South Metro SWAT unit, 4 snipers, three K-9 units, an MRAP, & 2 Bearcats – quickly surrounded #IsakAden in a parking lot off HWY 13 in Eagan. Image
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⬇️Thread of HD stills from tonight in #Minneapolis, taken during the ongoing #GeorgeFloyd uprising in the #TwinCities.

Slides 1–2: maX it PAWN, 28th Ave & Lake Street
Slides 3–5: heading West on Lake Street, approaching the #Minneapolis police dept #3rdPrecinct station.

A sign on a repurposed Target cart corral reads "R.I.P. Big Floyd" #GeorgeFloyd #GeorgeFloydProtest
The #3rdPrecinct was burning steadily at ~11 p.m. last night. The grounds were covered with graffiti, while the building was occupied inside all the way to the rooftop.

Spray-painted on a barrier is the phrase "Burn The MPD"

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