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Tag Archive for: law

Great North Innocence Project

“If you are imprisoned and you are innocent of a crime, you can imagine that it just compounds the trauma.”

Ramsey County: Responding to Sexual Assault Crimes Today

"[The goal] is not simply to send people to prison. It is ultimately ‘do what you can to define success in these cases.’”

Global Rights for Women: The Prevalence of Domestic Violence

The last year has been devastating regarding violence against women. The statistics we have collected help us understand the increase and nature of violence, which is catastrophic.

Aftermath of an Assault: 1989

excerpted from the archives of Minnesota Women’s Press

Reporting Assault

I never wanted the rapist in jail. I wanted him to see what happened in that room in the same way I do.

Trauma and the Chauvin Trial

The old white guard gets to define what trauma is, and that quickly snowballs into who gets chemical dependency treatment or who gets health care because how people exhibit their trauma doesn’t fit into that white framework.

Ecolution: The Rights of Nature

As a speaker of Ojibwemowin (the Ojibwe language)…

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives in Minnesota: What the Data Shows

There were between 27 and 54 actively missing American Indian women and girls in Minnesota in any given month from 2012 to 2020.

NEWS: Intoxication and Rape

The opinion went on to note the Legislature’s “unique institutional capacity” to address the issue, specifically citing the CSC Working Group and Rep. Moller’s legislation as a remedy. The bipartisan bill has not received a committee hearing in the Senate.

Interactive Book Discussion Guide: “The New Jim Crow,” by Michelle Alexander

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If this new format elicits reactions, we will continue with this book in subsequent discussion guides, and apply this concept to other books in the future.

Ellen Longfellow: Winning Civil Rights

“It was hard to figure out if they were being discriminated against because of their race, religion, or ethnicity. For many people in the Muslim community, they [face all] three.”

1992: The Supreme Court ruling on abortion

Justice Harry Blackmun warned that Roe v Wade was only one vote away from being completely overruled. “I am 83 years old, and I cannot remain on this court forever.”