We talked with Anthony Newby, ED of Neighborhoods Organizing for Change and Dr. Nekima Levy-Pounds, the Minneapolis President of the NAACP, Professor of Law at St. Thomas University and organizer with #BlackLivesMatter Minneapolis.
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We talked with US Congressman Keith Ellison about the issues that are most important to him. He spoke about minimum wage laws, the #BlackLivesMatter protest at the Mall of America, the 50th Anniversary of the March on Selma, right to work laws, and immigration reform.
The honorable Paul Anderson served as Associate Justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court from 1994 to 2013. During that time he heard seminal cases on everything from the independence of medical examiners, to bail laws, to a much-discussed recount in Minnesota’s 2008 U.S. senate race.
Judges, prosecutors, and even the United State Attorney General have been pushing for reform of Mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines, which require certain penalties for crimes regardless of circumstance. Proponents of reform say the sentencing guidelines are too arbitrary and are a leading cause of prison over-crowding. But will legislators risk being called “soft on crime” in order to loosen some of the restrictions? Listen to our guest, Sarah Catherine Walker, Founder of the Minnesota Second Chance Coalition.