SEN TED CRUZ: THIS IS A SOCIALIST TRYING TO HACK OUR SPEAKER
--SUPERS--\nThursday\nPlano, TX\n\nSenator Ted Cruz\n(R) Texas\n\n --VIDEO SHOWS--\nSpeaker feedback during the senator's campaign rally and he jokes about socialists and democrats hacking his rally\ ...
FEEDBACK ON COLUMBINE VERDICT
VARIOUS OPINIONS ON VERDICT OF MARK MANES, WHO SOLD AUTOMATIC HANDGUN TO COLUMBINE KILLERS / PRESSER W/ LAWYER / PROSECUTOR / PUBLIC 19:52 PROSECUTOR 20:02 JUDGE DID THOROUGH JOB AND JUSTICE WAS SERVED 20:54 WOMAN: EVEN THOUGH HE DIDN'T COMMIT SHOOING, HE'S RESPONSIBLE FOR RESULTS 22:19 WARBOCK: HAPPY SENTENCED TO DEATH / JUSTICE DONE (NOISY) 23:50 HAPPY SENTENCED TO JAIL / JUSTICE DONE 24:19 HAPPY SYSTEM WORKED, BUT DON'T TAKE COMFORT 24:40 STILL DON'T KNOW, NEED TO SEE VIDEO. LOOKING FOR ANSWERS. 25:10 MAY NOT HAVE ACCESS TO ANYTHING, BUT HOPE TO SEE IT SOON. MANE'S ATTORNEY BOB 26:10 VERY DISAPPOINTED 26:19 HE DID WHAT HE HAD TO DO, DON'T AGREE, BUT DOESN'T DIMINISH MY RESPECT 26:44 MY CLIENT WAS MADE SCAPEGOAT- NO ONE ELSE TO BE ANGRY AT 27:35 SKETCH 27:49 PULL BACK FROM MANES 28:09 JUDGE 32:51 SV 33:50 SV 34:51 MM ARRIVED 35:10 IN COURT HE APOLOGIZED 35:42 JUDGE GAVE 36:16 MANES PLEADS
1980s MISC.
MONITOR IN BANK OF MACHINES SHOWING SOVIET ROCK BAND PERFORMING. OTHER MONITORS SHOWING VIDEO FEEDBACK EFFECTS & US LOGO
FEEDBACK ON COLUMBINE VERDICT
VARIOUS OPINIONS ON VERDICT OF MARK MANES, WHO SOLD AUTOMATIC HANDGUN TO COLUMBINE KILLERS / PRESSER W/ LAWYER / PROSECUTOR / PUBLIC 19:52 PROSECUTOR 20:02 JUDGE DID THOROUGH JOB AND JUSTICE WAS SERVED 20:54 WOMAN: EVEN THOUGH HE DIDN'T COMMIT SHOOING, HE'S RESPONSIBLE FOR RESULTS 22:19 WARBOCK: HAPPY SENTENCED TO DEATH / JUSTICE DONE (NOISY) 23:50 HAPPY SENTENCED TO JAIL / JUSTICE DONE 24:19 HAPPY SYSTEM WORKED, BUT DON'T TAKE COMFORT 24:40 STILL DON'T KNOW, NEED TO SEE VIDEO. LOOKING FOR ANSWERS. 25:10 MAY NOT HAVE ACCESS TO ANYTHING, BUT HOPE TO SEE IT SOON. MANE'S ATTORNEY BOB 26:10 VERY DISAPPOINTED 26:19 HE DID WHAT HE HAD TO DO, DON'T AGREE, BUT DOESN'T DIMINISH MY RESPECT 26:44 MY CLIENT WAS MADE SCAPEGOAT- NO ONE ELSE TO BE ANGRY AT 27:35 SKETCH 27:49 PULL BACK FROM MANES 28:09 JUDGE 32:51 SV 33:50 SV 34:51 MM ARRIVED 35:10 IN COURT HE APOLOGIZED 35:42 JUDGE GAVE 36:16 MANES PLEADS
PENTAGON BRIEFING (1996)
The Defense Department holds a briefing for reporters.
ROCK MUSIC
Born in 1946, Skip Sweeney studied theater arts at Santa Clara University before becoming involved in the Bay Area video scene in the late 60s. In 1968, Sweeney was one of the founders of Electric Eye, an early media collective concerned with video performances and experiments. In 1970, Sweeney founded Video Free America, a San Francisco media arts center and communications nexus, with Arthur Ginsberg. Sweeney's work in video included abstract image-processing and synthesis, autobiographical documentaries and portraits, and video installations for theater including a version of Allen Ginsberg's Kaddish (1977). Tuning and tinkering for hours to produce shimmering, interweaving video mandalas, Sweeney was one of a handful of people who mastered video feedback. Sweeney later worked in collaboration with Joanna Kelly, producing video dance tapes, video art, and documentaries.
Malaysia Minister - Health minister resigns over sex video scandal
NAME: MAL MINISTER 20080102I TAPE: EF08/0015 IN_TIME: 10:00:09:00 DURATION: 00:01:57:15 SOURCES: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Kuala Lumpur - 2 Jan 2008 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST: 1. Various of Malaysian Health Ministry building 2. Various of Malaysian Health Minister Chua Soi Lek walking into news conference 3. SOUNDBITE: (Malay) Chua Soi Lek, Malaysian Health Minister: "I hereby announce that I have notified the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and also the President of the MCA (Chua's party, Malaysian Chinese Association) about my intention to resign as Minister of Health with immediate effect." 4. Cutaway of Chua speaking at news conference 5. Various cutaways of reporters 6. Wide of Chua at microphones 7. SOUNDBITE: (Malay) Chua Soi Lek, Malaysian Health Minister: "I hoped the people of Malaysia would accept my apology, but unfortunately from the feedback I received, it seemed the Malaysian people cannot accept this. Some Malaysians behave in a way, as we say "holier-than-thou", meaning they are all preachers." 8. Side view of Chua at microphones 9. Chua leaving news conference STORYLINE: Malaysia's health minister resigned on Wednesday after admitting he and a female friend were the couple in a secretly filmed sex video, which has severely embarrassed the government in an election year. A one-hour DVD recording circulated anonymously last week showed Health Minister Chua Soi Lek, a married man with three children, performing sexual acts with the woman in a hotel room. Chua, 61, has admitted he was the man in the video and described the woman as a "personal friend." He refused to elaborate. The former physician has risen fast in the government in recent years, but the scandal turned into a high-profile embarrassment for Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who brought Chua into the Cabinet in 2004. Chua said on Wednesday he was resigning immediately from all his posts as health minister, member of Parliament and vice president of the Malaysian Chinese Association, the number two party in Abdullah's ruling coalition. He told reporters at a news conference in Kuala Lumpur that he "hoped the people of Malaysia would accept my apology, but unfortunately from the feedback I received, it seemed the Malaysian people cannot accept this." Chua said some of his critics had adopted a "holier-than-thou" attitude towards his actions. The scandal has already provided political ammunition for opposition groups, which often raise allegations of government immorality and misconduct. Chua's resignation appeared to be aimed at helping the government contain any political fallout ahead of general elections widely expected by mid-2008. Prime Minister Abdullah described the resignation as appropriate, saying it was not discussed at Wednesday's Cabinet meeting. He said an acting health minister would be appointed from Chua's party, the Malaysian Chinese Association. Party president Ong Ka Ting said the MCA accepted Chua's resignation, and condemned those responsible for filming the video secretly. Chua apologised to his family and supporters on Tuesday. In a statement, Chua's wife said she stood by her husband. Chua said he did not make the film, suggesting it was made by his political rivals. As health minister, Chua had been praised for cutting bureaucratic delays in medical services and working to combat AIDS, smoking and junk food consumption.
New Police Uniforms (07/16/1998)
Some North Las Vegas cops are keeping cool....and sporting a new look! Until September, four officers will wear shorts while on duty. It's a trial period to decide whether to add the shorts as an option for all uniform officers. The department is taking comments from officers and the public and so far the feedback is good. (Take Sot) Max says he doesn't worry about less protection on his legs...but it does mean a bigger bottle of sunscreen. The department will make a permanent decision on September 15th.
AA: CHANGES IN THE WORKPLACE
COVERAGE IN NEW JERSEY FOR A JACKIE JUDD AMERICAN AGENDA CS VO ABOUT CHANGES IN THE WORKPLACE. 06:00:50 NATURAL SOUND INT FTG AT AMERICAN TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH (AT&T) MANAGERIAL TRAINING SEMINAR. PAN ACROSS SMALL GROUP OF EMPLOYEES SITTING AROUND A CONFERENCE TABLE TO WOMAN STANDING AT CHARTS HANGING ON WALL. 06:01:05 CU OVER LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM BINDER SITTING ON TABLE. 06:01:09 TILT UP TO MS BEHIND EMPLOYEES WATCHING WOMAN WRITE NOTES ON CHART. 06:01:31 SIDE MS WOMAN DISCUSSING CHART W/ EMPLOYEES. 06:02:02 CU MAN W/ GOATEE AND GLASSES SMILING. 06:02:12 PAN ACROSS FROM WOMAN TO JAPANESE MAN WATCHING. 06:02:45 SIDE MS WOMAN WRITING NOTES ON CHART. 06:03:25 MCU JAPANESE MAN W/ HEAVY ACCENT TALKING. 06:04:14 VS EMPLOYEES GIVING FEEDBACK TO EACH OTHER ABOUT DEPTH OF IDEAS THEY HAVE GIVEN ONE ANOTHER. 06:05:48 PULL OUT FROM CU BINDER TO LS DOWN TABLE W/ JAPANESE MAN IN FG AND WOMAN SITTING IN BG TALKING. 06:06:14 PAN ACROSS TABLE TO EMPLOYEES LISTENING. 06:06:53 PAN ACROSS CHARTS TAPED TO WALL. 06:07:25 VS EMPLOYEES DISCUSSING WHAT THEY HAVE LEARNED FROM THIS SEMINAR. 06:10:44 WS EMPLOYEES SITTING AT TABLE. 06:11:05 CU HAND WRITTEN CHART ON WALL. 06:12:18 PAN DOWN ANOTHER CHART. 06:12:44 POV THROUGH OPEN DOOR EMPLOYEES SITTING AROUND TABLE TALKING. 06:13:06 PAN ACROSS TO ANOTHER OPEN DOOR REVEALING GROUP OF EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN A DISCUSSION. 06:13:40 CU SIGN PINNED TO CORKBOARD READING, THE AT&T LEARNING CENTER. 06:14:10 FTG IN ANOTHER ROOM W/ LARGER GROUP ATTENDING LEADERSHIP SEMINAR. SIDE MS SEMINAR LEADER DELIVERING ANNOUNCEMENTS. 06:15:30 SIDE MS SEMINAR LEADER ANNOUNCING THIS IS THE LAST NIGHT THEY WILL BE TOGETHER AS A GROUP. 06:16:01 PAN FROM SPEAKER TO GROUP. 06:16:12 PAN ACROSS GROUP LISTENING TO SPEAKER DISCUSS LEADERSHIP AND THE CHALLENGE OF VALUES. 06:16:59 SIDE MCU SPEAKER DISCUSSING TRANSFORMING COMPANY INTO GLOBAL ORGANIZATION. 06:17:24 SIDE MS MAN DISCUSSING THE COMPANY'S COMMON BOND. 06:17:51 VS PEOPLE LISTENING. 06:19:21 MCU ANOTHER SPEAKER, TOM DONALDSON, ADDRESSING GROUP ABOUT VALUES. 06:19:29 PULL OUT TO MWS BEHIND AUDIENCE LISTENING TO TOM DISCUSS SUCCESS AND STRONG VALUES. 06:20:39 MCU TOM TALKING. 06:21:25 CU VIDEO PLAYING ON MONITOR ABOUT HOW BUSINESSES AND EMPLOYEES CAN MAINTAIN PERSONAL ETHICS WITHIN A CORPORATE ENVIRONMENT. 06:22:22 VS EMPLOYEES WATCHING VIDEO. 06:25:21 MWS TOM STANDING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GROUP DISCUSSING THE VIDEO. 06:26:25 VS BETWEEN TOM AND GROUP EXCHANGING FEEDBACK ABOUT VIDEO.
MINNEAPOLIS POLICE PLACE BARRIERS TO DETER CRIME (2022)
Following a chaotic and violent night on the Fourth of July — the City of Minneapolis is looking for ways to slow down the uptick in crime. In the Mill District — where much of the holiday violence took place — police have now put up concrete barriers. The neighborhood is still getting used to the barriers, with handfuls of drivers do U-turns after seeing them. Minneapolis police say the goal is to make the mill district safer for the community. In the Mill District — South Second Street is not always this quiet. “There’s a lot of riff-raff on the streets,” said Steve Eddy, a resident of the Mill District. On the Fourth of July — chaos erupted in the area off of Portland Avenue near Second Street. “There was just a lot of chaos in the streets,” said Mill District resident Sarah McNett. “Running up and down and shooting fireworks not into the sky, but rather at each other.” Video shows fireworks being thrown out of vehicles, targeting buildings, cars and people on the street. “There’s a lot of things that could go wrong in this scenario, not a great thing to be doing especially in the cities,” said Mill District resident David Fruend. Minneapolis police say illegal street racing and other dangerous activity prompted a series of barricades that now sit along Second Street between 5th and 11th Avenues. MPD told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS that the goal is to cut down on through traffic — while allowing residents and employees a way in and out the neighborhood. “For me, it’s a little bit more inconvenient because I’m gonna have to like drive all the way around, which is okay,” McNett said. “But I also, I also wonder if you know, people were like dead set on drag racing through the streets, like, are they just gonna go somewhere else?” Police say the barriers are “Resource multipliers” — meaning MPD doesn’t have to use squad cars to block the intersections. Some people who live in the area worry the barricades won’t block crime from the area. “On Washington, you can drag race there,” Fruend said. “A few stoplights may slow them down, but overall people are going to do what people do.” MPD says these barriers will be here for the foreseeable future. Police say the placement could change — depending on resident feedback and if the barriers are effective.
LASER LEARNING
A LASER DISC COMPUTER PROGRAM ALLOWS STUDENTS TO WORK THROUGH PROBLEMS AT THEIR OWN PACE AND LEARN TOUGH SCIENCE COURSES...THE KIDS GET IMMEDIATE FEEDBACK FROM THE COMPUTER SCREEN WHICH HELPS THEM LEARN FROM THEIR MISTAKES AND INDIVIDUALIZES THE LESSON. MOST STUDENTS SAY THEY REALLY LIKE THE PROGRAM.
AA: CHANGES IN THE WORKPLACE
COVERAGE IN NEW JERSEY FOR A JACKIE JUDD AMERICAN AGENDA CS VO ABOUT CHANGES IN THE WORKPLACE. 06:00:50 NATURAL SOUND INT FTG AT AMERICAN TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH (AT&T) MANAGERIAL TRAINING SEMINAR. PAN ACROSS SMALL GROUP OF EMPLOYEES SITTING AROUND A CONFERENCE TABLE TO WOMAN STANDING AT CHARTS HANGING ON WALL. 06:01:05 CU OVER LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM BINDER SITTING ON TABLE. 06:01:09 TILT UP TO MS BEHIND EMPLOYEES WATCHING WOMAN WRITE NOTES ON CHART. 06:01:31 SIDE MS WOMAN DISCUSSING CHART W/ EMPLOYEES. 06:02:02 CU MAN W/ GOATEE AND GLASSES SMILING. 06:02:12 PAN ACROSS FROM WOMAN TO JAPANESE MAN WATCHING. 06:02:45 SIDE MS WOMAN WRITING NOTES ON CHART. 06:03:25 MCU JAPANESE MAN W/ HEAVY ACCENT TALKING. 06:04:14 VS EMPLOYEES GIVING FEEDBACK TO EACH OTHER ABOUT DEPTH OF IDEAS THEY HAVE GIVEN ONE ANOTHER. 06:05:48 PULL OUT FROM CU BINDER TO LS DOWN TABLE W/ JAPANESE MAN IN FG AND WOMAN SITTING IN BG TALKING. 06:06:14 PAN ACROSS TABLE TO EMPLOYEES LISTENING. 06:06:53 PAN ACROSS CHARTS TAPED TO WALL. 06:07:25 VS EMPLOYEES DISCUSSING WHAT THEY HAVE LEARNED FROM THIS SEMINAR. 06:10:44 WS EMPLOYEES SITTING AT TABLE. 06:11:05 CU HAND WRITTEN CHART ON WALL. 06:12:18 PAN DOWN ANOTHER CHART. 06:12:44 POV THROUGH OPEN DOOR EMPLOYEES SITTING AROUND TABLE TALKING. 06:13:06 PAN ACROSS TO ANOTHER OPEN DOOR REVEALING GROUP OF EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN A DISCUSSION. 06:13:40 CU SIGN PINNED TO CORKBOARD READING, THE AT&T LEARNING CENTER. 06:14:10 FTG IN ANOTHER ROOM W/ LARGER GROUP ATTENDING LEADERSHIP SEMINAR. SIDE MS SEMINAR LEADER DELIVERING ANNOUNCEMENTS. 06:15:30 SIDE MS SEMINAR LEADER ANNOUNCING THIS IS THE LAST NIGHT THEY WILL BE TOGETHER AS A GROUP. 06:16:01 PAN FROM SPEAKER TO GROUP. 06:16:12 PAN ACROSS GROUP LISTENING TO SPEAKER DISCUSS LEADERSHIP AND THE CHALLENGE OF VALUES. 06:16:59 SIDE MCU SPEAKER DISCUSSING TRANSFORMING COMPANY INTO GLOBAL ORGANIZATION. 06:17:24 SIDE MS MAN DISCUSSING THE COMPANY'S COMMON BOND. 06:17:51 VS PEOPLE LISTENING. 06:19:21 MCU ANOTHER SPEAKER, TOM DONALDSON, ADDRESSING GROUP ABOUT VALUES. 06:19:29 PULL OUT TO MWS BEHIND AUDIENCE LISTENING TO TOM DISCUSS SUCCESS AND STRONG VALUES. 06:20:39 MCU TOM TALKING. 06:21:25 CU VIDEO PLAYING ON MONITOR ABOUT HOW BUSINESSES AND EMPLOYEES CAN MAINTAIN PERSONAL ETHICS WITHIN A CORPORATE ENVIRONMENT. 06:22:22 VS EMPLOYEES WATCHING VIDEO. 06:25:21 MWS TOM STANDING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GROUP DISCUSSING THE VIDEO. 06:26:25 VS BETWEEN TOM AND GROUP EXCHANGING FEEDBACK ABOUT VIDEO.
Malaysia Minister 2 - Health minister resigns over sex video scandal; PM reax
NAME: MAL MINISTER 2 0080102I TAPE: EF08/0015 IN_TIME: 11:22:04:17 DURATION: 00:02:55:11 SOURCES: AP/ TV 3 Malaysia DATELINE: Kuala Lumpur - 2 Jan 2008 RESTRICTIONS: see script SHOTLIST: AP Television 1. Various of Malaysian Health Minister Chua Soi Lek walking into news conference 2. SOUNDBITE: (Malay) Chua Soi Lek, Malaysian Health Minister: "I hereby announce that I have notified the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and also the President of the MCA (Chua's party, Malaysian Chinese Association) about my intention to resign as Minister of Health with immediate effect." 3. Cutaway of Chua speaking at news conference 4. Various cutaways of reporters 5. Wide of Chua at microphones 6. SOUNDBITE: (Malay) Chua Soi Lek, Malaysian Health Minister: "I hoped the people of Malaysia would accept my apology, but unfortunately from the feedback I received, it seemed the Malaysian people cannot accept this. Some Malaysians behave in a way, as we say 'holier-than-thou', meaning they are all preachers." 7. Side view of Chua at microphones 8. Chua leaving news conference TV 3 Malaysia - No Access Malaysia 9. SOUNDBITE: (English/Malay) Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Malaysian Prime Minister: "(English) He has studied the development, people's reaction. Today certainly made him decide that he would rather resign. (Malay) I wish to thank him for taking into account consequences that may be suffered by the government and the party. For this, I wish to express my gratitude to him for taking responsibility for what happened." AP Television 10. Various of Malaysian Health Ministry building STORYLINE: Malaysia's health minister resigned on Wednesday after admitting he and a female friend were the couple in a secretly filmed sex video, which has severely embarrassed the government in an election year. A one-hour DVD recording circulated anonymously last week showed Health Minister Chua Soi Lek, a married man with three children, performing sexual acts with the woman in a hotel room. Chua, 61, has admitted he was the man in the video and described the woman as a "personal friend." He refused to elaborate. The former physician has risen fast in the government in recent years, but the scandal turned into a high-profile embarrassment for Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who brought Chua into the Cabinet in 2004. Abdullah on Wednesday thanked Chua "for taking into account consequences that may be suffered by the government and the party". "For this, I wish to express my gratitude to him for taking responsibility for what happened," he added. Chua said on Wednesday he was resigning immediately from all his posts as health minister, member of Parliament and vice president of the Malaysian Chinese Association, the number two party in Abdullah's ruling coalition. He told reporters at a news conference in Kuala Lumpur that he "hoped the people of Malaysia would accept my apology, but unfortunately from the feedback I received, it seemed the Malaysian people cannot accept this." Chua said some of his critics had adopted a "holier-than-thou" attitude towards his actions. The scandal has already provided political ammunition for opposition groups, which often raise allegations of government immorality and misconduct. Chua's resignation appeared to be aimed at helping the government contain any political fallout ahead of general elections widely expected by mid-2008. Abdullah described the resignation as appropriate, saying it was not discussed at Wednesday's Cabinet meeting. He said an acting health minister would be appointed from Chua's party, the Malaysian Chinese Association. Party president Ong Ka Ting said the MCA accepted Chua's resignation, and condemned those responsible for filming the video secretly. Chua apologised to his family and supporters on Tuesday. In a statement, Chua's wife said she stood by her husband. Chua said he did not make the film, suggesting it was made by his political rivals. As health minister, Chua had been praised for cutting bureaucratic delays in medical services and working to combat AIDS, smoking and junk food consumption.
CHAUVIN SENTENCING / COLLECTION OF IMPACT STATEMENTS (2021)
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is looking to hear from people or businesses who suffered adverse social or economic effects from the murder of George Floyd in the community. The AG’s Office will collect written community impact statements on its website through Thursday that could be provided to the court and defense counsel and may become part of the public record. "It is uncommon to solicit community-impact statements in this way, but this is an uncommon case," Ellison said in a statement. A jury convicted ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of second- and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter back in April for the death of George Floyd. Chauvin is scheduled to be sentenced by Hennepin County District Court Judge Peter Cahill at 1:30 p.m. Friday in a courtroom at the Hennepin County Government Center. “Judge Cahill will have an opportunity to read them — my guess, he'll probably acknowledge the fact that he received a great deal of impact or feedback when he speaks at the sentencing," said Mary Moriarty, a former Hennepin County chief public defender. “Judge Cahill is already aware of the widespread impact of what happened here." George Floyd Square saw visitors Wednesday afternoon, as the roads are open around the intersection at 38th Street and Chicago Avenue. There are signs on some homes and businesses calling for justice. "We've had the trial verdict, and now the proof is pudding, so to speak. This will tell us, the sentencing will speak volumes to people of color," said Rev. Angela Khabeb, senior associate pastor at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in south Minneapolis. “It's about Derek Chauvin's actions, but it's so much larger than that." Chauvin will be sentenced only on the highest charge, second-degree murder. Ellison has asked Cahill for an aggravated sentence and has expressed his confidence he will get it; the maximum upward sentencing departure Minnesota law allows for Chauvin's conviction is 40 years in prison but prosecutors have asked for 30.
Entertainment Daily: Janet Jackson - Janet Jackson cancels European leg of tour, and talks about new video
TAPE: EF01/0722 IN_TIME: 13:40:50 DURATION: 2:16 SOURCES: VNR/Virgin Records/file RESTRICTIONS: music/performance rights must be cleared DATELINE: 9th October 2001//file SHOTLIST 1. B-roll Janet rehearsing tour for opening night in Oregon (July 2001) 2. SOT JANET JACKSON (on why she's cancelling European dates of tour): "Well with all the terrorism that is going on at the moment I was very frightened and I didn't want to endanger anyone in the crew and dancers. It is a pretty frightening time right now, so I thought it was best for us to stay in America. " 3. B-roll Janet preparing for Oregon concert (July 2001) 4. SOT JANET JACKSON (on video she's just finished making for new single 'Son of a Gun'): "I don't liken anything I have done in the video to anything that I have done in the past, it is very different, it is on the darker side. It is fun for me to watch and I hope you guys like it too, it is very different for me." 5. Sample clip 'Son of a Gun' (all available footage included) 6. SOT JANET JACKSON (on why Missy Elliot was involved in single): "I was looking for someone to rap on the remix and Missy being a friend and wanting a female to join me this time around she was the first to enter my head. I love Missy, she is wonderful." 7. Clip video 'All For You' 8. SOT JANET JACKSON (on hoping to reschedule European tour soon): "I hope to come to Europe at some point and bring the show and perform for everyone. I have been setting a lot of feedback, there are some of the crew members from there and I have heard good things, so I would love to go there because I absolutely love it there, and bring the tour. So hopefully that will happen soon. " 9. b-roll Janet before Oregon concert (July 2001) JANET JACKSON PULLS OUT OF EUROPEAN TOUR Superstar singer JANET JACKSON has announced she will not be touring Europe as planned in November and December. The singer made the announcement this week (10th October), saying that in the light of the recent terrorist attacks, she wanted to stay in America, rather than put the more than 100 members who work in her crew in any risk. The European leg of the 'All For You' world tour was due to begin in Stockholm, then go on to cover 10 countries with a total of 15 concerts. Germany, France, the UK and more of Scandinavia were all supposed to get a visit from the star. The cancellations are the latest - and largest scale - in a her troubled 'All For You' world tour. The star has already made five announcements in two months of cancelled and postponed shows on the US leg. The very first show had to be postponed by a few days after the arrival of stage equipment was delayed. Then there was a bout of flu, followed by a relapse. Her respiratory problems were added to by a chipped tooth in Milwaukee. With every previous announcement, Jackson's team have been quick to reassure fans all dates are expected to be resheduled for a later date. Fans hoping for better news have been offered a taster of the star's new video for 'Son of a Gun'. The singer has only just finished shooting the video and explains it is darker than her previous offerings, but she has enjoyed watching the draft edit, and hopes fans will enjoy the finished product too. The taster includes a brief glimpse of Missy Elliot, whose rapping talents feature in the single. The two stars are friends, frequently paging one another, and Jackson was keen to get the star involved. She says she was looking for a female voice to rap on the track's remix, as because of their friendship, Missy Elliot was the first person she thought of. The album version 'Son Of a Gun (I Betcha Think This Song is About You)' features Carly Simon. The full video is due to premiere on American TV on October 16th. European fans still hoping to see Janet perform the song live, along with other tracks from her hit album 'All For You', are facing a long wait. The singer says she loves Europe and is still keen to perform there, but her only hint of managing to reshedule dates is 'hopefully that will happen soon'. Her official website says Janet may consider a return to Europe next year, but for now all tickets purchased for concerts between November 2nd and December 15th can be refunded at the point of purchase.
Entertainment: Doves - UK's hot new indie guitar band
TAPE: EF02/0710 IN_TIME: 20:51:22 DURATION: 3:32 SOURCES: APTN/Heavenly Recordings RESTRICTIONS: music video/performance rights must be cleared DATELINE: 18/08/02, UK SHOTLIST L to R - Jimi Goodwin, Andy Williams & Jez Williams 1. Video clip - 'Pounding' by Doves 2. SOT Andy Williams - "The biggest influence?" SOT Jimi Goodwin - "Each other I reckon because we don't really listen to other music while we are writing, not consciously anyway." SOT Andy Williams - "Films, whatever, whatever you pick up, David Lynch, Mulholland Drive." SOT Jez Williams - "We saw Mulholland Drive half way though making it." SOT Williams - "Then the American tour that we did with Lost Souls, that had an impact on our writing as well, a massive array of things." 3. Video clip - 'Pounding' by Doves 4. SOT Jimi Goodwin (on making videos) - "We love videos if they are right. They are very hard to make though and be different and fresh, it's kind of all been done really. The money that gets banded about is quite obscene. We love and hate with videos, we've had a couple that we have been happy with but..." SOT Jez Williams - "They tend to cost too much money." SOT Jimi Goodwin - "I'd like to pay my mortgage before I pay some director 35 grand, and that's just his fee. It's a soar point." SOT Andy Williams - "That was a bit of a rant." 5. Video clip - 'Pounding' by Doves 6. SOT Andy Williams (on playing in America) - "You have to work hard in America." SOT Jimi Goodwin - "The crowds are always great, we've got a fan base now which never ceases to amaze us, we have been there three times now and it's great, they are very vocal crowds, it's good." 7. Video clip - 'Pounding' by Doves DOVES FLYING HIGH The Doves - that's Jimi Goodwin, along with musical twins Andy and Jez Williams - are poised for take off. Their latest album 'The Last Broadcast' has been hailed as one of the best this year by the critics and the indie guitar trio are nominated for the UK's prestigious Mercury Musical Prize award. Formerly known as Sub Sub, whose 'Ain't No Love, Ain't No Use' was a No 3 hit in 1993, Doves didn't so much form as develop from their previous group. Sub Sub had been straining to take themselves in new directions but had yet to make the quantum leap into realising they could do the job themselves. Ten years on, the Williams twins and Jimi Goodwin have faces you could politely describe as lived-in. All three are in their early 30s, yet look considerably older. The premature lines are partly fallout from the excesses of their clubbing days but also, one suspects, the result of the losing streak the trio endured in the years following their solitary hit, 1993's Ain't No Love (Ain't No Use). Unable to produce a follow up, Sub Sub slipped into one-hit-wonder obscurity. In 1995, on the Williams twins' birthday, their studio burnt down, destroying everything the band owned. They abandoned dance music and regrouped as Doves. A rumour spread around Manchester that the former members of Sub Sub were jinxed. It had been started by the band themselves. Nevertheless, Doves' debut album, Lost Souls, was suffused with the misery of the trio's existence. Laden with ringing guitars, elegiac melodies and haunting bursts of feedback, Lost Souls tapped into the Mancunian rock tradition of doleful, drizzle-spattered wistfulness. Yet it also tapped into the prevalent and rather downcast post-Britpop mood. Like Coldplay's 'Parachutes,' it was an album that politely suggested you didn't bother getting your hopes up. Lost Souls became a slow-burning success: with little advance hype, it has now shifted 160,000 copies. Doves' name has become such a byword for world-weary melancholy that their last single, There Goes the Fear, comes as something of a shock. Like much of Doves' album 'The Last Broadcast,' it seems to indicate a new, upbeat mood among the members of the band. There is talk of worldwide success, even a return to the top three, a prospect Doves regard with trepidation. The trio have played together for 14 years. The recent success has put them in an unusual position. They have become members of a hot new band at an age when most rock wannabes have long been consigned to the scrap heap. But though the band named their album 'The Last Broadcast' they have no plans to go off the air just yet. CLEARANCE DETAILS TITLE: Pounding ARTIST: Doves WRITER: Goodwin/Williams/Williams PUBLISHER: EMI LABEL: Heavenly Records
CITY COUNCIL PLAN TO REPLACE MPD WITH PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT (2021)
At Friday's Minneapolis City Council meeting, Council Members Phillipe Cunningham, Steve Fletcher and Jeremy Schroeder introduced language for the Transforming Public Safety Charter Amendment that would allow Minneapolis voters to decide what the most appropriate structure is going forward for the city's safety system. The three council members tweeted out their plans earlier this month. "Allowing Minneapolis residents to vote on a charter amendment this year would honor our democratic process and give policymakers a clear direction to move forward," Schroeder said in a statement posted on Twitter, on Jan. 14. "We have heard loud and clear from community members that they want to weigh in on the future of public safety in Minneapolis. There is no more direct or transparent way for the people of our city to participate than in an election." The Transforming Public Safety Charter Amendment would establish a new Department of Public Safety, in what would mirror the structure of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Council members hope it will be on the ballot in November. “People have been calling for meaningful structural change,” Fletcher said on Friday. “Looking at the racially unjust outcomes, looking at the violence, looking at the things that we see that really need change, we think that really requires is structural change.” He feels the new Department of Public Safety will improve oversight and accountability. “Having the council have legislative authority with our approach to public safety feels like a way to bring some of these decisions into daylight so we have to publicly debate them,” Fletcher said. According to the proposal, the new city department would oversee and lead a continuum of public safety efforts that "prevent, intervene in, and reduce crime and violence to create safer communities for everyone in Minneapolis." Under the amendment, the mayor would nominate and then the city council would appoint a commissioner for the department. In addition, the amendment would remove the Minneapolis Police Department as a charter department, and establish in its place a Division of Law Enforcement within the Department of Public Safety made up of sworn peace officers responsible for the core functions of law enforcement. The Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety would appoint the chief of the Law Enforcement Division, which would be confirmed by the mayor and city council. “We want to maintain a sufficient force to respond to violence, to intervene in situations that might require the use of force, an arrest,” Fletcher said. “But an awful lot of the situations that we’re responding to right now related to petty misdemeanors, related to addiction, related to mental health, related to homelessness, are probably things we could respond much better to with other resources and we want to create space to make those adaptations.” Fletcher wouldn’t specify how many officers would be included in the new division. He said he envisions a smaller force. “I think if we're going to reduce the number officers, we also have to reduce what we ask them to do,” he said. The Department of Public Safety will also be responsible for integrating various public safety functions of the city of Minneapolis, according to the proposed amendment. "Minneapolis residents have a unified vision for a broader public safety system that keeps everyone in our communities safe and treats us all with dignity," Schroeder said. "This change would not only expand our public safety toolbox, but would also improve oversight and accountability — both of which are critical building blocks of a Minneapolis that is safe and equitable for all." The amendment reflects wide-ranging feedback from community members over the past year, citywide, said council members. In addition to creating a more accountable and expansive public safety system, the proposal clarifies that the city will retain traditional law enforcement. It also includes the flexibility to combine other city public safety functions under one department head for improved coordination and outcomes. "Throughout 2020, we heard from residents from all walks of life about what they want to see from a system of public safety," Cunningham said. "The changes in this proposal reflect that we listened to that feedback." After a public hearing, the proposal may then be forwarded to the Minneapolis Charter Commission for its review as required by law. The council will also work on an ordinance to clarify other areas within the amendment, such as the function, structure, leadership, operation and other details of the new Department of Public Safety. The development of the ordinance will be led by city staff and co-created through a community engagement process. "Minneapolis residents are imagining a comprehensive public safety approach that is more effective and more reflective of our values, and they are calling on the city to act," Fletcher said. "This charter amendment creates a structure that supports that vision and allows our city to innovate." Friday's action supports the resolution unanimously passed by the council and signed by Mayor Jacob Frey in June that committed the city to transform the public safety system to ensure it keeps every Minneapolis resident safe. Frey's office released the following statement Thursday night: "Mayor Frey has heard community calling for safety services that go beyond policing. But he has not heard residents say we need to dilute accountability by the head of public safety report to 14 elected officials with divergent opinions." The organization Communities United Against Police Brutality is also critical of the proposal. “It’s not a good idea to bury the police department three layers deep underneath another department,” said Dave Bicking, a CUAPB board member. “This is not a good way for police accountability, it lowers the amount of police accountability. The City Council is clearly wanting to get more power.” CUAPB sent a letter to Minneapolis City Council members on Thursday, opposing the amendment. It questions who will deal with police discipline, what qualifications will be required of the chief of the law enforcement division, and whether civilians employed by MPD would fall under the Division of Law Enforcement Services or the broader Department of Public Safety. “The language still is deficient in some important areas and the concept, even more important, the concept is wrong,” Bicking said. “Instead of working on actual changes in police conduct and culture, they have been working on these distractions that don't do anything concrete. We need some changes now.” Council Member Lisa Goodman voted against the amendment, saying in a statement, “The ongoing effort to reduce the number of police officers and put the city council in charge reminds me of the ongoing attempt by politicians in Washington to eliminate the ACA, Affordable Care Act in the middle of a pandemic, abolish the current system with no reformed, transformed or improved system in place. Apparently without a plan or the year of public feedback promised, and amid ongoing violent crime some are asking Minneapolis voters to ‘trust us we will have a plan at some point.’ I don’t think that makes sense and creates more fear and uncertainty. Therefore, I am voting no on the introduction today. We do need to reform and transform our police department, but moving forward in this way, without public input or a plan in place, is reckless and will create more harm than good.”
U OF M SECURITY MEASURES PLANNED FOR FALL SEMESTER (2023)
New safety measures will be in place starting this fall at the University of Minnesota. Top school officials say it’s part of a plan they’re developing this summer after addressing the U of M Board of Regents this week. These safety steps are for both on and off campus, and university officials believe that something needs to be done. University of Minnesota Interim President Jeff Ettinger says the university is continuing to pay overtime through the fall for six university police officers to help patrol Dinkytown. “This summer, we are developing plans to ensure our community feels safe on campus and in the surrounding areas when they return this fall,” Ettinger said. When it comes to recruiting more officers, the university is developing a new police pathway program. “This new certificate program is targeted toward students interested in law enforcement training and will be offered systemwide,” Myron Frans, the university’s senior vice president for finance and operations, said. Just last month, university police reported a 45% increase in violent crime surrounding the Twin Cities campus since 2019. “I fully recognize the challenge that public safety presents to us,” Ettinger said. Another safety measure involves limiting public access to more campus buildings by requiring a U-Card that students carry to get in. “It depends on the nature of the building, the use of that building,” Frans said. “We work really hard to balance keeping our buildings open to promote access but also to promote the safest security practices we can have.” Frans says libraries, museums and common spaces, like Coffman Memorial Union, won’t be affected. Of the 280 buildings on the Twin Cities campus, half are open to the public. “We do expect for a number of buildings to remain open,” Frans said. “I think public access is really important in public institutions but I also think the safety of students, faculty and staff should be paramount,” said Rick Hoops, a graduate student. The University of Minnesota is still ironing out details of which buildings may have limited access to the public. But Frans says it won’t be an all-or-nothing situation, rather, more of a building-by-building approach. “I occasionally lose my U-Card so that would really screw me over if I needed to get to a class,” said Bryce Riesner, a sophomore. There’s also a plan to pilot the addition of turnstiles at the entrance of the Pioneer Hall dorm. “These turnstiles help to increase residence hall security through strict access control,” Frans said. A person will be stationed there along with additional security cameras. “I like the idea of staff at the front of dorms,” Hoops said. “As I hear it now, it just sounds like a stupid decision,” Riesner said. “I don’t really think that’s going to help anything, I think that money could be going anywhere else and be doing a lot more.” Based on feedback this fall, the University of Minnesota says the turnstile program might be expanded.
Entertainment Asia: The Proclaimers - Duo release a 'Best Of' album and prepare to tour to US and UK
TAPE: EF02/0451 IN_TIME: 06:15:44 DURATION: 5:28 SOURCES: APTN RESTRICTIONS: music video/performance rights must be cleared DATELINE: 14th May 2002 SHOTLIST 1. Video clip - The Proclaimers - 'I'm Gonna Be (500 miles)' 2. SOT Craig - on 'Best of' album: "It's our personal choice. You know we've got all of these songs and you've got maybe five or six that have to be there like five or six that have to be played every gig and the rest of them are the choices that we made from the four studio albums we've done and there's three new songs on it as well. There's a cover of a song called the 'Doodle Song' by Frankie Miller and there's two new original songs." 3. Video clip - The Proclaimers - 'Doodle Song' 4. SOT Craig - on single release: "I think that the days of the Proclaimers saying look you know this is the week of the single release and they're expecting it to go top five, those are over but you still get the record company wants a lead track and they're using the 'Doodle Song' for that yeah." 5. Video clip - The Proclaimers - 'Misery' 6. SOT Charlie - on starting again now: "What's actually played on commercial radio is getting quite narrowed down. I think we'd struggle to get played now, we struggled to get played then to a degree, after one or two singles, but I think it would probably be a little bit more hard now. But, again, you make it on your own merits don't you? Certainly what we've done we've always tried to do exactly what we wanted and hope that eventually someone will catch on rather than looking at what was happening and trying to mimic that." 7. Video clip - The Proclaimers - 'Letter From America' 8. SOT Charlie - on breaking USA: "We don't sell huge numbers of records anywhere now, but we sell enough in America that we can go and tour there and we spend, if we're on the road, six months, ten months, half the time, whatever time you're out for you've got to spend half of that time in North America the market is so big. It's a great place to tour." 9. Video clip - The Proclaimers - 'Doodle Song' 10. SOT Charlie- on 6 year break from music: "We had families and stuff and there was business things going on - our dad got ill and he died and there was various other illnesses and problems so we were off the road a long time and out of those six years I suppose three of those years there was no way I would have gone out touring and three of it was just having problems getting around those things to be able to write. So we were off the road a long time but I think a lot of that is behind us now and we feel we're in the second half of our career and maybe 'The Best of' marks a half-way point." 11. Video clip - The Proclaimers - 'Doodle Song' 12. SOT Craig - performing live: "The recording is good but it's not the best. The best is when you've actually just written a song and when you start playing it and then just when you're getting up and playing live is definitely the best bit." 13. SOT Charlie: "When you play a live gig you get the communication with the audience as to how the song is and how it moves people. It goes out on a radio station or someone buys a record they're in the house, but when you're face to face with them you get the instant feedback about the song so the playing live is by far the best for us." 14. Video clip - The Proclaimers - 'Let's Get Married' 15. SOT Charlie - UK tour: "We doing the Fleadh in London, we're doing a gig in Dublin, we're doing some English dates and then we'll go off to the US for another month. US, Canada and that'll probably the end of it, by the time we come round to finishing it'll be like 14, 15 months on the road so I think that'll probably be us you know?" 16. Video clip - The Proclaimers - 'Doodle Song' 17. SOT Charlie - goals: "We never wanted to do anything other than what we're doing. What we wanted to do was develop what we're doing, take it to a higher level and improve the songs, improve the live performances. The commercial thing, it's good to have success but sometimes it's better, sometimes you enjoy it more when the success is more limited. You know some people might find that hard to believe but when you've had a very successful record, sometimes the pressure that goes with that you don't enjoy it as much as when a record is doing ok, not a complete failure but you're selling some, you're building your own audience with albums and you're enjoying it more." 18. Video clip - The Proclaimers - 'King of The Road' PROCLAIMERS STILL KINGS OF THE ROAD Scottish duo Craig and Charlie Reid are have taken time off from touring Australia and New Zealand to launch 'The Proclaimers: Best Of' album. The 20 track collection is drawn from the brothers fifteen year career as The Proclaimers and mixes hit anthems such as 'Letter From America' and 'I'm Gonna Be (500 miles)' with new material such as the lead track 'Doodle Song'. "It's our personal choice. You know we've got all of these songs and you've got maybe five or six that have to be there like five or six that have to be played every gig and the rest of them are the choices that we made from the four studio albums we've done and there's three new songs on it as well. There's a cover of a song called the 'Doodle Song' by Frankie Miller and there's two new original songs." The Proclaimers achieved international success selling over four million albums and playing hundreds of live dates with their distinctive and timeless blend of folk pop. The twins have achieved popularity both at home and abroad and have managed to conquer the lucrative American market that is sought after by so many bands from the UK. The pair say that it is putting the time in that has allowed them to succeed in the US music market. "We don't sell huge numbers of records anywhere now, but we sell enough in America that we can go and tour there and we spend, if we're on the road, six months, ten months, half the time, whatever time you're out for you've got to spend half of that time in North America the market is so big. It's a great place to tour." The Reids put their music on hold when their father became critically ill, and after he died in 1997 the twins began writing again. The lyrics took time - Craig now had four children, Charlie had three. Their commitments kept them out of the studio until summer 2000 - and away from audiences for six years. "We had families and stuff and there was business things going on - our dad got ill and he died and there was various other illnesses and problems so we were off the road a long time and out of those six years I suppose three of those years there was no way I would have gone out touring and three of it was just having problems getting around those things to be able to write. So we were off the road a long time but I think a lot of that is behind us now and we feel we're in the second half of our career and maybe 'The Best of' marks a half-way point." The duo released their album 'Perseverance' in 2001, before going back on the road for more than 100 gigs in UK and North America. They have more live dates coming up around the UK, North America and Canada, including the UK's Fleadh festival on 8th June 2002. It means more than 14 months on the road, but it's a challenge they relish. "When you play a live gig you get the communication with the audience as to how the song is and how it moves people. It goes out on a radio station or someone buys a record they're in the house, but when you're face to face with them you get the instant feedback about the song so the playing live is by far the best for us." While some will shake their heads and wonder why their chart success dropped off, The Proclaimers have no regrets. "We never wanted to do anything other than what we're doing. What we wanted to do was develop what we're doing, take it to a higher level and improve the songs, improve the live performances. The commercial thing, it's good to have success but sometimes it's better, sometimes you enjoy it more when the success is more limited. You know some people might find that hard to believe but when you've had a very successful record, sometimes the pressure that goes with that you don't enjoy it as much as when a record is doing OK, not a complete failure but you're selling some, you're building your own audience with albums and you're enjoying it more." MUSIC CLEARANCE DETAILS ARTIST: Proclaimers TITLE: I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) WRITER:Reid/Reid PUBLISHER: Warner Bros LABEL: Chrysalis Records Ltd ARTIST: Proclaimers TITLE: The Doodle Song WRITER: Miller PUBLISHER: Chrysalis Music Ltd LABEL: Persevere Records Ltd ARTIST: Proclaimers TITLE: Misery WRITER: Reid/Reid PUBLISHER: TBC LABEL: Chrysalis Records Ltd ARTIST: Proclaimers TITLE: Letter From America WRITER: Reid/Reid PUBLISHER: Warner Bros Music LABEL: Chrysalis Records Ltd ARTIST: Proclaimers TITLE: Let's Get Married WRITER: Reid/Reid PUBLISHER: Warner Bros Music LABEL:Chrysalis Records Ltd ARTIST: Proclaimers TITLE: King of the Road WRITER: Miller PUBLISHER: Warner Bros Music LABEL: Chrysalis Records Ltd
Governor George Bush / Photo Op and Votes
[Governor George Bush / Photo Op and Votes] [AUSTIN, TX USA] Texas Governor George W. Bush photo op at the Governors mansion and shots of George Bush and his wife Laura voting 11:31:38 I'm urging you to get to the polls today 11:31:56 pan from reporters to bush on phone 11:32:04 1 appreciate that so very much. I'm honored. I thank you from the bottom of my heart 11:32:30 you may have heard of me. How old are you? 14 years old? Ninth grade? I hope that you get well soon. I've got some advice for you. Always listen to your mother. 11:33:03 I'm going to get my man logan to send you a picture from me 11:33:17 listen to your mother because I'm still listening to mine 11:33:29 I can report that its two to nothing 11:35:25 regardless of the day 11:35:31 for the five hours, solidly. We had a long day yesterday. I've been @g some phone calls this morning. I called my parents when I woke up. Its up to the people to make up their mind 11:36:06 1 trust the people. I do, I believe they've poured their hearts and souls into Ns campaign. I've been on the phone talking to some radio stations in the west coast. 11:36:49 I've been urging people to go to the polls, good feedback that our organization is working the phones and people are getting ready 11:37:10 I'm getting ready to vote myself and I'm a decided voter. 11:38:56 he said this is amazing. A huge crowd in Arkansas. He hadn't seen what I have seen 11:39:13 its much harder to be the loved one than the candidate 11:41:10 I hope tonight's the high point. There have been a lot of high moments. 11:42:31 it was like a marathon in many ways. A marathon ninner has to be conditioned and focused. Our campaign is a disciplined campaign. Let me go make a few phone calls 11:43:06 one reason why they put the curtains on the booths is so they can vote m privacy and that's what I'm going to do 11:43:55 Bush calling Greg in Orlando Florida 11:44:14 I appreciate your strong support. I'm honored to have your support 11:45:31 refeed of previous material 11:46:20 rerack video and go to black 11:47:15 bush at voting location. 1 1:47:23 overhead shot of laura bush signing in 11:47:36 george bush signing it 11:48:12 same address, hopefully soon to change 11:48:18 rear shot of george bush signing in 11:48:53 bush shaking hands 1 1:49:03 rear shot of bush at booth voting 11:49:27 Laura Bush shows her I voted sticker 11:50:42 bush places ballot inbox 11:50:54 puts sticker on jacket 11:50:59 shakes hands with people working at election location 11:51:54 refeed from top bush voting
MINNEAPOLIS MAYOR VETOES RIDESHARE ORDINANCE (2023)
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey has vetoed the ordinance that would set a minimum wage and additional protections for rideshare drivers in the city but announced a pledge from Uber. Frey’s decision comes five days after the Minneapolis City Council voted 7-5 to approve the measure. RELATED: Minneapolis rideshare drivers react to council’s approval of minimum wage ordinance The move means the council will vote at its meeting on Sept. 7 to override his veto, with at least nine votes required to approve the ordinance. If it doesn’t get the required support, it would be dead and the process would have to start over at a later time. If the override effort is successful, the policy — which would guarantee rideshare drivers at least $0.51 per minute and $1.40 per mile or $1.81 per mile for drivers in wheelchair-accessible vehicles, 80% of canceled ride fees and more protections against deactivation — would take effect on Jan. 1, 2024. However, an override seems unlikely. “Over the past couple weeks, I have spoken with drivers, riders, advocates, business associations, labor unions, and rideshare companies alike – and from the feedback we gathered, it’s clear we need more time to get this right,” Frey said in a statement. “In the coming weeks, we will work in partnership with all stakeholders to do our homework, deliberate, and make sure we put together an ordinance that is data-driven and clearly articulates policies based on known impacts, not speculation.” Supporters of the measure denounced Frey’s veto, with council member Robin Wonsley, one of the authors of the ordinance, saying: “This veto is an inexcusable betrayal of Minneapolis workers. The ordinance was developed over eight months of consultation with drivers, city staff, and national experts. As a Council Member, Jacob Frey voted to approve a $15 minimum wage, but evidently he is ready to abandon any commitment to living wages or workers’ rights under the pressure of lobbying by multibillion-dollar out-of-state corporations. This fight is not over. The drivers who have been organizing for this will continue to show up, because their livelihoods are on the line. And as long as I’m in City Hall, I’ll support their work and the rights and dignity of every worker in the city.” The mayor’s office added that although he vetoed the measure, Uber has committed to pay drivers in Minneapolis a rate that equates to at least minimum wage, with no driver making less than $5 for any trip in the Minneapolis metro area. That commitment starts immediately. The company also told the mayor’s office it will work with Somali Community Resettlement Services to help any driver wishing to appeal a deactivation. Uber confirmed those commitments in a statement to 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS. 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS also asked Lyft if it has plans to guarantee similar rates and services for its drivers but didn’t receive a direct response about that, only a prepared statement that can be seen below. The night before the council’s vote last week, Frey sent a letter to council leaders, saying “additional data and conversations” are needed before the city makes a decision, given the impact it could have. Uber and Lyft have threatened to cut back or pull services entirely from Minneapolis if the ordinance is implemented. While the measure aims to get drivers paid more, the companies say that also means rides in Minneapolis will be more expensive for passengers and could lead to fewer rides. State lawmakers approved a very similar proposal this spring before Gov. Tim Walz vetoed it and, instead, created a workgroup to study the issue and provide recommendations for a rideshare bill next year. Those recommendations are due by Jan. 1. Some of the Minneapolis City Council members who voted against the bill last week specifically cited their desire to wait for those recommendations before approving a rideshare ordinance. Those in favor of the measure say the city and its drivers shouldn’t wait to take action. Lyft released the following statement Tuesday after the mayor’s veto announcement: “Mayor Frey was right to listen to drivers, riders and our communities and reject the proposal. By attempting to jam through this deeply-flawed bill in less than a month, it threatened rideshare operating within the city. We support a minimum earning standard for drivers, but it should be part of a broader policy framework that balances the needs of riders and drivers. Minneapolis drivers on Lyft last quarter earned on average more than $37 per utilized hour, including tips and bonuses. We’re committed to continue collaborating with stakeholders at both the state and local level on a sustainable solution that improves on this for everybody moving forward.” The company also confirmed that, as long as the council doesn’t override the mayor’s veto, Lyft has no plans to leave the city. Uber offered the following statement Tuesday afternoon: “It remains our goal to pass comprehensive, statewide legislation that will raise rates for drivers without sacrificing ridership. In that effort, we look forward to continued work on the Governor’s Task Force. In the meantime, for engaged time in Minneapolis (time spent en route to a passenger and while a passenger is in the vehicle), Uber will guarantee all drivers will earn at least the equivalent of the Minneapolis minimum wage, with no trip fare resulting in less than $5. We appreciate Mayor Frey’s thoughtful approach and the opportunity to continue working together to get this right and hope the Minnesota legislature quickly passes a statewide compromise in February.”
VIDEO CAMERAS IN LIBRARY BATHROOMS DEBATE (2016)
You might not expect to walk into a public bathroom and find a camera fixed in the ceiling staring back at you. However, that's exactly what you will see if you head into a bathroom at the Central Library downtown Minneapolis. Said Ali says, while studying at the central library, a friend of his went to the bathroom but quickly returned very upset. She told him there was a video camera installed in the ceiling of the ladies bathroom. "So I went to the men's bathroom and they were right there," Ali said. "The cameras were right inside, not outside by the door, inside where you take care of your business." In fact, cameras are in every public bathroom in the library. The Central Library is the only one of 41 libraries Hennepin County operates that has cameras in its bathrooms. "They were put in there to deal with a lot of drug dealing, public drinking in the restrooms and vandalism," Hennepin County Security Manager Kirk Simmons said. Simmons says the cameras have been in the bathrooms since the Central Library opened in 2006, when it was part of the Minneapolis Public Library System. He says the cameras focus on the sink area and the entryway. But unless you see the camera, you don't know it's there. "We don't have signage in any of them indicating that we have surveillance in progress," Simmons said. "Ten years ago they asked us, 'What do we need to do?,'" Charles Samuelson, with the ACLU, said. He says his organization told the city of Minneapolis to put up signs when they were considering installing cameras. Now that the county is running things, Samuelson says he thinks they are violating state law. "They need to put signage up, like, yesterday," Samuelson said. In an email, Hennepin County Library Division Manager Ali Turner said, in part: "Security cameras are part of ensuring our buildings are safe, and certainly our use of cameras should comply with all relevant requirements. We follow the lead of our county attorney in this work." But Ali says the county's explanation doesn't hold water; he says, the cameras are creepy. "To have cameras inside the bathroom where people are doing their most private thing I think it's wrong. It's absolutely disgusting," he said. Hennepin County says they have no plans to take the cameras down. "Actually, we've gotten good feedback from people saying how safe they feel with the cameras," Simmons said.