HeatherHeatherHeatherDespite the doubling of the city's homicide numbers this year over last, violent crime in Minneapolis is at an historic low.Robbery, aggravated assault, and rape are all down citywide in Minneapolis--the lowest levels since 1963. The murder rate is dropping, too: The past ... More >>
Stunningly poor timing: While neighborhoods blocked 1,100 streets all over Minneapolis yesterday for National Night Out, and neighbors shared a bite to eat and some conversation, a man was gunned down in North Minneapolis.
This week City Pages highlights ten of the city's chronic offenders -- the people who constantly commit low-level crimes in Minneapolis neighborhoods. These people are police and prosecution targets. But should they be?
In drug- or gang-related cases, one of the favorite weapons of prosecutors is confidential informants like Johnny Edwards. Trouble is, a lot of them will say anything to get themselves out of the hot seat--and continue committing crimes while they're turn