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Jan 7, 2022 I know that y'all have been waiting for our take on the recent drunk driving arrest of Hennepin County Sheriff, David "Hutch" Hutchinson. It's strange that we've heard next to nothing about this. He pled guilty to a minor misdemeanor charge, and all the other charges mysteriously disappeared. He totaled a sheriff's vehicle worth $72,000. He drove a vehicle over the legal blood-alcohol content (.08) and carried a loaded pistol over the legal blood-alcohol content (.04). Anyone else would have a suspended license and have to turn in their carry permit for permanent suspension. Not when you're in government!

As if that wasn't bad enough, independent journalist Rebecca Brannon had the Medina police show up at her home to investigate her for reporting on the story and posting photos. It appears as if the request for this investigation came directly from the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office. That seems to be an abuse of power to me. He wasn't arrested after he got out of the hospital, and in the interview he gave after, goes on to say that "everybody does it (drives drunk),", and then goes on to announce that he's running for re-election. I think we need someone with more humility in such a powerful position. Boy, have we got a story for you!

And... it's time for the monthly history lesson (sigh).

Have you checked out our Spotify playlist? At the beginning of each episode, Jason quotes some song lyrics that have to do with the subject matter of the podcast. Andrew never knows what they are, but now he can… and so can you! We’ve launched the Spotify playlist: “Community Solutions Music From the Podcast!” You can listen to Roundabout from Yes after listing to Episode 30 on Roundabouts… or kick back and enjoy a rocking playlist just for the thrill of it. We add a new song every week. Subscribe and enjoy!

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