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Students for a Democratic Society: disarm the police!

Students for a Democratic Society: disarm the police!

Tiana Meador, Editor in Chief

November 25, 2019

No, the title you just read is not clickbait, sadly. Earlier this month, University of Minnesota's Chapter of Students for a Democratic Society stood outside of Coffman Memorial Union, speaking to passerbyers and holding a sign that sported the message: "Disarm UMPD" simple, but not well researched...

Minneapolis police are failing downtown

Minneapolis police are failing downtown

Addison Scufsa, A&E Editor

October 10, 2019

Before I started working at a hotel in downtown Minneapolis, I had little experience wandering around the area. Having to commute daily via the light rail station at Nicollet or the Hawthorne parking ramp near 10th and Hawthorne, I quickly learned what I needed to do to avoid trouble. Despite the ...

UMN’s police force fails to protect when students need it most

UMN’s police force fails to protect when students need it most

Tiana Meador, Editor in Chief

September 12, 2019

On Thursday, Sep. 12th UMN PD sent out an alarming warning, "U of M Twin Cities: Attempted Abduction at 7:10 am near 4th Ave SE/6th St SE. Suspect is Male wearing blue hoodie and blue sweatpants. USE CAUTION." The message was released at 8:09 a.m., an hour after the occurence. Without their typi...

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