There is something overwhelmingly magical, and deeply meaningful within this document. To see this young man being interviewed, asked how he feels, yet again, to have his ancestral land desecrated, and to suddenly out in the distance see a massive herd of buffalo appear is like something out of folklore. It doesn’t seem real. It is as if the fabric of time opened up to a moment when something more whole existed on this land. I could not help myself. This video brought me to tears.
In the coming weeks we’ll begin a series of on-going conversations and programs in collaboration with Hennipen County Public Defenders and independent criminal defense lawyers regard individuals rights specific to the social landscape that is the 9th Ward of South Minneapolis. Simply put, how are you and your neighbors being screwed with and where at?
While, admittedly, nothing can protect you from a cop on an aggression kick, knowing your rights and how they can protect you when in proximity to the police is an asset of use to us all, especially for our neighbors most targeted by the police here in the Ward.
With this said, in the planning stages of this groups formation, hearing from neighbors about specific events, tendencies, or repeated actions by individual members of the 3rd Precinct is helpful.
Any suggestions for subject matter on programs specifically relating to the neighborhood would be great to know. Please feel free to