Courthouse security is topic for WTIP’s "First Thursday," April 5


In response to the dramatic rise in local courthouse violence across the nation, Minnesota’s U.S. Sens. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar have introduced the Local Courthouse Safety Act. The legislation is a reaction to a shooting in December at the Cook County Courthouse in Grand Marais during which a prosecutor and witness were wounded.

Join WTIP’s Jay Andersen at 6 p.m. on April 5 for “Courthouse Security: public safety in public spaces,” -- this month’s First Thursday Community Conversation.

Each month we choose a topic for discussion, invite guests into the studio and invite you to join in the conversation. The number to call is 387-1070 or 800-473-9847. Our email address is

This month studio guests include Cook County Sheriff Mark Falk, County Attorney Tim Scannell, Commissioner Jim Johnson and Steven K. Swensen, Director of the Center for Judicial and Executive Security.

“Courthouse Security: public safety in public spaces,” First Thursday Community Conversation, 6 to 7 p.m. April 5. Only on WTIP North Shore Community Radio.


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