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Jun 05, 2015
Today, after months of organizing and community pressure, the Minneapolis City Council voted 12-1 to repeal laws against lurking and spitting. These laws, disproportionately enforced against people of color, had been criticized as "Minneapolis Black Codes." The repeal comes on the heels of a new ACLU report showing that in Minneapolis, black...

Jun 04, 2015
Tomorrow, the city council will vote on repealing the lurking and spitting ordinances, two low-level and vague offenses that disproportionately target black people. We've learned an amendment will be offered to keep spitting illegal, but change it from a misdemeanor to a petty misdemeanor--which wouldn't address the problem of overcriminalization....

May 29, 2015
Jody was among a delegation of NOC members to march on the McDonald's shareholder meeting in Chicago last week with thousands of people from around the country. Here's his story: When we arrived we were attacked right away by angry corporate people who wanted us off their property. That right...

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