MPR News Presents aired a Humphrey School event featuring Frances Lee, political scientist at Princeton University, discussing the extent of the partisan divide in Congress. Professor Larry Jacobs was the moderator.
In this commentary, Master of Human Rights student Zoe Martens urges Minnesota lawmakers to pass Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) legislation, which would give law enforcement and family members the ability to petition in court to remove an individual’s firearms if they pose a danger to themselves or others.
The commentary, written by the co-chairs of the Executive Council for the Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota, mentions a study by Professor Christina Ewig outlining COVID-19's unequal impacts on women and people of color in the state.
Three alumni of the Humphrey School's Policy Fellows program—Paul Sand, Samantha Sencer-Mura, and Laura Smith—wrote this commentary in support of the Minnesota Heals program, proposed by Gov. Tim Walz to help address concerns over police accountability.
This story on the anniversary of George Floyd's killing examines the stalemate over what to do at the 38th and Chicago Avenue intersection in Minneapolis, called George Floyd Square. Professor Larry Jacobs is quoted saying the structure of Minneapolis city government is partly to blame. “You have a city government designed for anarchy,” he said.