May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month originated with Congress.InJuneof1978, Rep. Horton introduced a joint house Resolution which proposed that the President should “proclaim a week, which is to include the seventh and tenth of the month, during the first ten days in May of 1979 as ‘Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week.’" This joint resolution was passed by the House and then the Senate and was signed by President Jimmy Carter on October 5, 1978 to become law.
Over the next decade, presidents passed annual proclamations for Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week until 1990 when Congress expanded the observance to a month for 1990. In 1992 Congress designated May as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad. A majority of the workers who laid the tracks for the transcontinental railroad were Chinese immigrants.
The Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights looks forward to celebratingAsian/Pacific American Heritage Monthwith our community partners. Information regarding local events/celebrations and links to resources related to Asian-Pacific Heritage are found here.
Created by motion from Commissioner Singleton during February 10, 2015 regular meeting.
This study explores the existing conditions in the documentation of investigatory detention stop activities, otherwise known as Terry Stops.
To determine whether reasonable suspicion, identification of parties (including demographic information), and search activities are being recorded using the computer aided dispatch (CAD) system during such stops;
To develop a reasonably accurate estimate of the average time and duration of such stops; and
To identify trends, if any, of the location and outcome of such stops.
The study uses interactive maps to display the location results from the study. Below you will find a map depicting documented and undocumented investigatory detention stops. Links to maps depicting outcomes and durations of stops can be found at the bottom of the page.
Documented v Undocumented Stops
Red dots indicate undocumented stops; green dots indicate documented stops. Click the dot to view documented information about the stop and the outcome. At the bottom of the map, you will find a filter that will allow you to view only documented or undocumented stops.