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*** 911 down nationwide *** UPDATE 8:30 pm: Mostly restored

Minneapolis police say national outage impacting 911 network

The Minneapolis police are reporting that 911 lines are not operational nationwide.

The outage is impacting phone calls and text messages to 911.

Some 911 lines have returned to service following a reported nationwide outage, according to some law enforcement agencies

Both the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office and the Benton County Sheriff's Office have reported 911 functionality has returned.

Other sheriff's offices and police departments are still reporting issues.

same link

UPDATE 8:30:

After a multi-state outage, most 911 services have been restored in Minnesota.

According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, some 911 centers are still experiencing abnormalities.

If reaching 911 is difficult, DPS urges residents call the 10-digit, 24-hour number associated with their county's 911 cente


Hennepin County attorney says no cases of ballot harvesting reported...

Hennepin County attorney says no cases of ballot harvesting reported following allegations from Project Veritas, MPD evaluating claim

The Hennepin County Attorney's Office says it has not received information regarding potential ballot harvesting, nor does it have any active investigations into the matter.

The attorney's office released the statement after the right-wing activist group, Project Veritas, released a report claiming instances of ballot harvesting among "political allies and associates of Rep. Ilhan Omar."

Project Veritas has made headlines in the past for its track record of targeting Democratic groups and major media outlets, often by hiding their identities and using hidden cameras. James O'Keefe, the organization's founder, was convicted in 2010 as part of a scheme to illegally make recordings at the office of then-Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Democrat.

The report from the organization makes a series of allegations about a scheme to get elderly Somali voters to turn over absentee ballots to people "harvesting" votes for Minneapolis City Councilman Jamal Osman, who was elected during a special election on Aug. 11. A video with the report shows what the organization claim are absentee ballots piled up in a car. Video also shows a man going door-to-door collecting ballots in the Cedar-Riverside Apartments, home to a large Somali population.

Although Project Veritas has not provided any evidence of election fraud to investigative authorities, I expect this will be in a Trump ad within days

How a Pledge to Dismantle the Minneapolis Police Collapsed

How a Pledge to Dismantle the Minneapolis Police Collapsed

Over three months ago, a majority of the Minneapolis City Council pledged to defund the city’s police department, making a powerful statement that reverberated across the country. It shook up Capitol Hill and the presidential race, shocked residents, delighted activists and changed the trajectory of efforts to overhaul the police during a crucial window of tumult and political opportunity.

Now some council members would like a do-over.

Councilor Andrew Johnson, one of the nine members who supported the pledge in June, said in an interview that he meant the words “in spirit,” not by the letter. Another councilor, Phillipe Cunningham, said that the language in the pledge was “up for interpretation” and that even among council members soon after the promise was made, “it was very clear that most of us had interpreted that language differently.” Lisa Bender, the council president, paused for 16 seconds when asked if the council’s statement had led to uncertainty at a pivotal moment for the city.

“I think our pledge created confusion in the community and in our wards,” she said.


Very different than when they unanimously passed a motion to have the people vote on removing MPD from the city charter...

4th grader suspended for having a BB gun in his bedroom during virtual learning

4th grader suspended for having a BB gun in his bedroom during virtual learning

A 9-year-old Louisiana student was suspended after a teacher reported seeing a gun in the boy's bedroom during a virtual class.

The attorney representing the child's family said it was a BB gun and the school went too far -- applying its on-campus weapons policy without considering the privacy of the child and his family.

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced Friday his office is investigating.

"I am alarmed by what appears to not only be multiple violations of both the State and Federal Constitutions, but also blatant government overreach by the school system," Landry said in a statement.

Strange texts from GOP

For some reason the Republican party thinks I am a supporter named "Kyle". I keep getting texts encouraging me to vote by mail.

Aug 28- Kyle, The conventions have made the stakes clear: Trump is fighting to restart the economy, beat COVID, support police, and confront China. Biden's left wing agenda promises will make him the most liberal president in history. Trump needs your vote to stop him, but records show you aren't registered. Register now at: http://wivreg.com/6512690294 AC

Aug 31- Kyle, Every Republican vote matters, no matter where you are voting. Skip the crowds, and vote from home! Click here to request your ballot: votedotgop.org/4E6HecE88

Sept 6- Pres Trump: The best way to ensure your vote counts this Nov is to request your ballot now: votedjt.co/4A8mzDFXb

Sept 10- Lara Trump: Did you know? Voting absentee is the most secure way to ensure your vote is counted. Safely request your absentee ballot here: absentee.co/CoteX3fm~

I find this rather odd, not because I am not Kyle, but that I live in one of those Democrat run states where mail in voting can't be trusted, according to Republicans. Is this part of a vote twice campaign?

Judge rules Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman, assistant attorneys off the George Floyd case

Judge rules Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman, assistant attorneys off the George Floyd case

After a break, the discussion is now centered on a motion to disqualify the Hennepin County Attorney's Office from prosecuting, or participating in the prosecution of, the case.

Attorney Eric Nelson, who is representing former officer Derek Chauvin, claims the attorney's office violated attorney witness law and should be disqualified.

He is also arguing discovery documents, which reference officer training, indicate attorney's office members provided training to the Minneapolis Police Department's officers.

According to the court brief, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman and several of the assistant attorneys "are potential witnesses due to their interviews of Hennepin County Medical Examiner Dr. Andrew Baker, regarding his autopsy of George Floyd without having a non-attorney witness present."


The judge has disqualified Freeman and several other County Attorneys. At this point he has not disqualified the other attorneys or office staff.

The link goes to a live update page. There is information on several motions the judge has/is considering. The attorney information is in the 10:50 update.
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