from the archives...
Stories of looting leaking out of tornado-stricken Minneapolis recently have brought to light this 2007 article from Minnesota Public News, revealing two salient points about her sister city St. Paul's African-descended population:
1) 70% of all St. Paul's aggravated assaults the year before were
committed by this population, although they make up just 12% of the
2) Surprise is the correct reaction to this.
Being of passing familiarity with this particular branch of American jurisprudential history, we imagined it of possible historical interest to present excerpts from the aforementioned article, alongside some voices from the past [all emphasis ours; list of works cited follows the text]: