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Sen. Tina Smith opposes Minneapolis policing ballot question

1 month ago   |   By Star Tribune

For weeks, Smith was the top Minnesota elected official who had yet to take a public stance. In her statement Tuesday, Smith said she wrestled with her vote on the question.
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Sen. Tina Smith To Vote Against Policing Ballot Question, Saying It ‘May Well Move Us In The Wrong Direction'

1 month ago   |   By CBS

MINNEAPOLIS - Sen. Tina Smith says that in November, she plans to vote against the question on the Minneapolis ballot that would remove from the city's charter the requirement for a city police department.
At the same time, she says that when it comes to policing in the city, “the status quo is unacceptable.”
Smith said she has wrestled with how to vote on the ballot question, weighing the path toward transformative change in public safety as well as the “long and painful history of racism, redlining, lack of investment, jobs and opportunity.”
Smith said that she has concluded that one...
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