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  • Hodges Fires Back After Being Named One Of The U.S.’s Worst Mayors (Blames Trump)

    04/20/2017 9:53:25 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 4/20/17 | WCCO Staff
    Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges says she welcomes the attack from President Donald Trump’s “cronies” at the New York Observer after the online newspaper named her this week as one of the three worst mayors in the country. The article, published on Tuesday, said Hodges has alienated Minneapolitans on both the left and the center, and it predicts she’ll face tough competition in the upcoming election. The list ranks her just below Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and above New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio. While author Arick Wierson says Hodges “appears to genuinely want better” for Minneapolis, he slams her...
  • Minneapolis Muslims protest 'sharia' vigilante in Cedar-Riverside area

    04/13/2017 7:17:34 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 26 replies
    http://www.startribune.com ^ | April 13, 2017 — 2:06pm | By Faiza Mahamud
    A man trying to impose what he calls "the civil part of the sharia law" in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis has sparked anger among local residents and Muslim leaders. Abdullah Rashid, 22, a Georgia native who moved to Cedar-Riverside last year, has been making the rounds in the Somali-dominated neighborhood, telling people not to drink, use drugs or interact with the opposite sex. If he sees Muslim women he believes are dressed inappropriately, he approaches them and suggests they should wear a jilbab, a long, flowing garment. And he says he's recruiting others to join the effort. But local...
  • Minneapolis Muslims wary of man trying to enforce Sharia

    04/13/2017 8:48:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 13, 2017 11:15 AM EDT
    Muslim leaders in Minneapolis are wary of a man who has been patrolling a predominantly Somali neighborhood to enforce the Islamic civil code. The Star Tribune reports that Abdullah Rashid has been telling residents of the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood not to drink, use drugs or interact with the opposite sex, according to his interpretation of Sharia law. He’s been telling Muslim women to wear a head-to-toe garment called a jilbab. …
  • Minneapolis Muslims protest 'sharia' vigilante in Cedar-Riverside area

    04/13/2017 5:12:30 AM PDT · by kevcol · 26 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | April 13, 2017 | Faiza Mahamud
    Minneapolis police received reports in February from concerned residents who saw Rashid in a dark green uniform that said “Muslim Defense Force” and “Religious Police” and had two flags associated with ISIS and other terrorist groups. . . . Jeff Van Nest, an FBI spokesman for Minneapolis, declined to comment. In a recent interview, Rashid said he aims to turn Cedar-Riverside into a “sharia-controlled zone” where Muslims are learning about the proper practices of Islam and that “non-Muslims are asked to respect” it.
  • Another American City Destroyed by the Democrats-The tragic story of Minneapolis

    03/15/2017 5:14:35 AM PDT · by SJackson · 26 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | March 15, 2017 | John Perazzo
    “American politics is dominated by an enduring myth,” writes author Peter Collier—the myth “that Democrats are the party of the common man, the voiceless, the powerless, the poor. That if you care about what happens to the least among us, you will cast your vote in the Democratic column.” But as Collier also points out, the vast majority of America's voiceless, powerless, and impoverished people are concentrated in cities that have been run exclusively by Democrats for decades—even generations—without interruption. These are cities where stratospheric rates of crime, poverty, unemployment, out-of-wedlock births, homes without fathers and failed school systems have...
  • Another American City Destroyed by the Democrats

    03/15/2017 12:32:34 AM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    Frontpage ^ | March 15, 2017 | John Perazzo
    American politics is dominated by an enduring myth,” writes author Peter Collier—the myth “that Democrats are the party of the common man, the voiceless, the powerless, the poor. That if you care about what happens to the least among us, you will cast your vote in the Democratic column.” But as Collier also points out, the vast majority of America's voiceless, powerless, and impoverished people are concentrated in cities that have been run exclusively by Democrats for decades—even generations—without interruption. These are cities where stratospheric rates of crime, poverty, unemployment, out-of-wedlock births, homes without fathers and failed school systems have...
  • Protesters snarl rush-hour traffic, denounce Trump, urge $15 minimum wage (Minneapolis)

    02/27/2017 8:24:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Star Tribune ^ | February 27, 2017 | Pat Pheifer
    Voices of protest rose high once again when dusk fell Monday in downtown Minneapolis. The group of 150 to 200 people snarled rush-hour traffic in some spots but stayed peaceful — both protesters and police, who were leading and following the group. Several causes were represented: rallying for a $15 minimum wage, denouncing President Donald Trump and his immigration policies, supporting Black Lives Matter and denouncing law enforcement actions at the pipeline protests in North Dakota. At the group's final stop outside Hennepin County jail, demonstrators hurled insults at the Sheriff's Department and the city of Minneapolis. Protesters said they...
  • White MN Politician Accused of Racism For Running Against a Latina Councilwoman

    02/23/2017 6:28:37 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 27 replies
    heatst.com ^ | 2/20/17 | By Lukas Mikelionis
    A local politician in Minneapolis who happens to be white has been accused of racism for running against a Latina City Councilwoman. Gary Schiff is seeking to return to his old city council seat which he abandoned when he ran for mayor in 2013. He’s trying to unseat City Councilwoman Alondra Cano, the only sitting Latino member in the city’s history, in Minneapolis’ troubled 9th Ward. Susan Raffo, an area resident and well-known community leader who’s known both Schiff and Cano for many years, has penned an open letter on Facebook accusing Schiff of racism for trying to unseat a...
  • FBI raid target invited to White House in April

    10/02/2010 2:38:05 PM PDT · by Flavius · 8 replies
    abc ^ | Friday, October 01, 2010 | Chuck Goudie
    A man targeted in an FBI counterterrorism raid was an invited guest at the White House complex five months ago. It has been one week since teams of federal agents executed search warrants on locations in Chicago and Minneapolis looking for evidence of financial support to foreign terrorist groups.
  • Minnesota becomes a gateway to Canada for rejected African migrants

    02/05/2017 3:36:08 PM PST · by Drew68 · 24 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 2/4/17 | Mila Koumpilova
    The men pay hundreds of dollars for middle-of-the-night cab rides north to the Canadian border. They wade into the Red River to dodge border agents in summer and trudge through waist-deep snow in winter. On Christmas Eve, two wandered in the wind-swept flatness and lost their fingers to frostbite. Minnesota has become a key stop for a soaring number of migrants from Somalia and other African countries who sneak into Canada to seek asylum. More than 430 arrived in Winnipeg since April, up from 70 three years ago. Most come by way of Minneapolis, sometimes after grueling treks across Latin...
  • Judicial Watch: U.S. Customs, Homeland Security Records Reveal Somalis Given Security Briefings,...

    12/15/2016 10:35:10 AM PST · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 15, 2016
    Full title: Judicial Watch: U.S. Customs, Homeland Security Records Reveal Somalis Given Security Briefings, ‘Community Engagement Tours’ in Secured Areas at Major U.S. Airports Somalis Given Access to Sensitive Information (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released 31 pages of records from U.S. Customs and Border Protection revealing that the Department of Homeland Security has given Somalis “community engagement tours,” including security briefings, in secured areas at least three major U.S. airports – Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and Columbus, Ohio. The records came in response to a May 2016 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, which sought records, documents and communications...
  • Minneapolis Hiring More Cops - "An Act of Violence"?

    12/11/2016 8:38:54 AM PST · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    Law Officer ^ | December 8, 2016
    The mayor of Minneapolis proposed to hire 15 more police officers to help reduce rising crime - but the proposal has become controversial, with one citizen calling it "an act of violence against people of color," according to a news report from the StarTribune. With the number of violent crimes increasing throughout Minneapolis, and the number of gun-related injuries up 27%, mayor Betsy Hodges proposed hiring 15 more police officers. [Snip] The overall message from those who spoke at the hearing seems invariably clear: do not hire more police officers. Some characterized the hiring of more police officers in more...
  • Congressman Keith Ellison’s Son To Run For Minneapolis City Council

    12/08/2016 7:17:45 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 5 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 12/6/16 | WCCO staff
    Congressman Keith Ellison’s son is set to start a political career of his own. Jeremiah Bey Ellison, a self-described “artist and organizer,” will challenge incumbent council member Blong Yang in Ward 5, which includes most of north Minneapolis. Ellison’s campaign website — which makes no mention of his father — calls for “a future for the Northside authored by Northsiders.” The campaign bio makes mention of his experience as a homeless youth counselor and teaching artist, and lays out a campaign platform for the city. Yang, the first Hmong-American elected to the Minneapolis City Council, won his first term in...
  • General: IS Recruits Could Enter U.S. Via Caribbean

    03/16/2015 6:33:06 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 16, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: The head of U.S. Southern Command has warned lawmakers that IS is radicalizing converts and other Muslims in Latin America and could train and send them north via human traffickers. Gen. John Kelly issued his warning in a hearing Thursday before the Senate Armed Services Committee on defense appropriations for fiscal 2016. He's concerned that in addition to the Iranian terrorist puppet Hezbollah being active in Latin America, the Islamic State is promoting and recruiting for jihad against the United States in the region. "Last year, IS adherents posted discussions on social media calling for the infiltration...
  • DEMOCRAT MAYOR THREATENS TO IGNORE TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION ORDERS

    11/13/2016 3:54:26 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 176 replies
    Dennis Michael Lynch ^ | November 13K 2016 | Dennis Michael Lynch
    During his campaign, Trump said he would cancel all federal funding to so-called “sanctuary cities.” On Saturday, Hodges pledged to ignore President Trump when he takes office. According to Hodges, she will see to it that Minneapolis law enforcement officers will not assist federal agents in tracking down illegal aliens. Hodges released a statement Saturday titled “Support for Immigrant Community Keeps Minneapolis Safer”: “I will continue to stand by immigrants in Minneapolis. For years, Minneapolis has codified in ordinance that our police officers will not do the work of the Federal government and ICE regarding immigration status. If police officers...
  • Veteran's Day 2016 (The Eagle's Watch)

    11/11/2016 5:58:12 PM PST · by Kartographer · 3 replies
    11/11/16 | Kartographer
    Frank Glick took this photo at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. When he recorded the shot, he never could have guessed how much it was going to mean to the widow of the World War II veteran buried there.
  • Trump to make first public Minnesota visit today; Pence in Duluth on Monday

    11/06/2016 10:19:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Twin Cities Pioneer Press ^ | November 6, 2016 | Rachel E. Stassen-Berger
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has said in recent days that Minnesota is his to win, will make his first public visit to the state Sunday afternoon. “We’re going up to Minnesota which, traditionally has not been Republican at all,” Trump said at a rally in Florida. “And we’re doing phenomenally. We just saw a poll.” The Trump rally will be at 2 p.m. at the Sun Country hangar at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport, located at 2005 Cargo Road. Gates will open at 11 a.m. Tickets are required and can be requested on Trump’s website....
  • 5 Rallies Today! Sioux City, IA-Minneaepolis, MN- Sterling Heights, MI-Moon Twp, PA-Leesburg, VA.

    11/06/2016 1:43:51 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 1,520 replies
    Sunday, November 6, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald Trump for President rally in Sioux City, IA at the Sioux City Convention Center at 12:00 PM CT. Sioux City Convention Center trump Sunday, November 6, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Minneapolis, MN at Sun Country Airlines Hangar at 2:00 PM CT. Minneapolis, MN at Sun Country Airlines Hangar Sunday, November 6, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Sterling Heights, MI at the Freedom Hill Amphitheater. Live coverage at 6:00 PM ET. Freedom Hill Amphitheater...
  • Donald Trump to make first public Minnesota visit Sunday

    11/05/2016 9:21:07 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 148 replies
    Twin Cities Pioneer Press.com ^ | Nov 5 2016 | Rachel AE. Stassen-Berger, David Montgomery
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has indicated in recent days that he thinks Minnesota is his to win, will make his first public visit to the state Sunday. “We’re going to Minnesota,” Trump said at a rally in Florida, according to reporters who were there. Trump’s Minnesota campaign confirmed the visit. Minnesota Republican Party Chairman Keith Downey said the rally will be at 2 p.m. at the Sun Country hangar at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport, according to initial information from the Trump campaign.
  • MN Housing Board to Pay Monthly Rent for Migrants Traveling Back to East Africa

    10/01/2016 11:33:06 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 60 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 1,2016 | Jim Hoft
    The move was sought by local East African immigrants. Immigrants traveling for 30 to 90 days could apply for a hardship which will reduce their rent to $75 a month while they are gone. The Star Tribune reported: Public housing residents in Minneapolis will no longer need to pay their normal monthly rent when travel abroad erases their income, a change particularly sought by East African immigrants. The board of the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority approved this week reverting to its previous policy of collecting only minimal rent during extended absences. The change takes effect once approved by federal housing...