Mpls. City Council repeals spitting, lurking laws
Wading into the thorny issue of how local policing policies affect minority communities, Minneapolis leaders on Friday tossed the city’s long-standing laws against spitting and lurking.
The near-unanimous City Council passage was a victory for racial equity advocates, who said the laws were merely tools used to unfairly target people of color. They are also pushing the city to make more significant reforms, particularly in the wake of a report showing that minorities are much more frequently charged with “low-level” crimes. read the rest