As lawmakers take up forfeiture reform, local police say current safeguards are enough | News

As police reform continues to be a hot button issue, State Auditor Julie Blaha took to the Capitol this week to discuss the “big story in the small numbers” with legislators: forfeitures.

“In 2019, the average size of a forfeiture under $1,500 was $473,” Blaha said. “While having a minimal financial benefit to the public safety system, to a Minnesotan this could mean the difference between making rent and experiencing homelessness.”

Blaha argued at legislative hearings this week that forfeitures do not seem to be disrupting crime, but local law enforcement in Rice and Steele counties disagree with Blaha’s stance.

“Forfeitures impact the community more than the Police Department,” said Owatonna Police Capt. Eric Rethemeier. “When we make a vehicle seizure from a DWI or a drug offense, the seizing of the vehicle is a result of a threat to public safety. These are typically high-level DWIs or multi-time offenders

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CFDA and PVH Corp. Release “State of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Fashion” Report

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The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and PVH Corp. (NYSE: PVH) unveiled today theState of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Fashion report, a definitive work of research and suggested next steps for the American fashion industry to be more representative and equitable in its workforce, talent pipeline and consumer base.

The CFDA and PVH began this collaboration in 2018, advocating for measurable change to increase workplace opportunity for all through representation, retention and advancement of talent.

This work, which draws on research and analysis by McKinsey & Company, can be used as a framework to help advance the journey toward equality in organizations throughout the industry.

“We are grateful for PVH’s continued partnership with the CFDA, which allows us to address important needs within American fashion. With the study’s findings and toolkit, we look

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How the Most Extreme Street Style Star Is Dressing for Digital Fashion Week

Men’s fashion month has become almost completely digital. And while we’ve enjoyed watching the likes of Prada, Louis Vuitton, and Dior on our screens (and playing Balenciaga’s freaky fantasy video game) there’s no denying that we are missing the in-person component, seeing the street style and being seen ourselves. But the show must go on. And even though there is a lack of street style slideshows, some fashion show guests are still dressing up. Yu Masui, a LVMH scout and one of the most outré dressers of Fashion Week, has been outfitting himself each day in anticipation for the shows.

Masui has long been known for wearing young designers, mixing and matching their pieces with larger brands to create a radical, colorful mélange. “[Watching digital shows] is kind of a mixed feeling. Excited and sad,” writes Masui from Japan, where he lives. “Digital content has definitely improved compared with

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Two KC teen entrepreneurs could be the next big hit in KC’s history of beauty businesses success

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The future of Kansas City’s beauty business could be in the hands of two Kansas City teenage girls.

Best friends Chondra Walters, 14, and 15-year old Makaila Traylor launched a beauty company last month called MC Cosmeticare. They got the idea to go into business because both of their mothers are entrepreneurs. The mothers helped their girls understand and complete the process of starting a business, along with offering some motherly advice.

“She informed us on the essentials and how to take care of ourselves when it comes to being business partners and starting our own business,” Traylor said.

The young entrepreneurs are walking in the shadow of some heavy-hitters in the beauty business in Kansas City. Longtime Kansas City residents are well acquainted with Blankenship Beauty and Barber supply in the 18th and Vine District.

Lawrence Blankenship Sr. and Fred Meyer started the business

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