BLM just met a police department that serves the university elite

Stories about the fatal shooting of Philando Castile in Minnesota on Wednesday night have been a bit misleading when they identify the area where the incident occurred as suburban.  Falcon Heights, were the shooting took place, does have a lot of  open space, but that is because it is home to the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota, aka the farm campus, aka Moo U by locals.  The School of Agriculture has acres of fields for experimental farming, and then there is the University of Minnesota's own golf course.  But despite the cornfields, there is much sophistication.  Falcon Heights' University Grove neighborhood, developed to help recruit faculty members, has been called by the New York Times a “living time capsule of vernacular modern architecture in America.” In addition, Falcon Heights is home to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.  For ten days a year, some of the largest crowds in American flood into the...(Read Full Post)