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Blaming both drivers for fatal cop chase makes no sense

Blaming both drivers for fatal cop chase makes no sense

Nov. 27 | Sgt. Andrew Brumm of the State Patrol Major Crash Reconstruction Unit said he “found nothing in his investigation to indicate that the Minneapolis police officer Joshua Young saw the oncoming motorcyclist Ivan Romero.” So what does this tell...

One racist cop sets the tone for others

One racist cop sets the tone for others

Oct. 9 | If the bystanders video, which includes an audio track of the Terrance Franklin killing is authentic, then the police’s version of what happened should sound something like “Franklin charged the officers in the basement and then used one of the...

Jury identified with Zimmerman’s, not Martin’s, fear

Jury identified with Zimmerman’s, not Martin’s, fear

Aug. 7 |       “The jury clearly believed that you have a right to defend yourself” said Jude Faccidomo, the former president of Miami’s Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers — Tribune, July 14. Is this really happening? Are...

After 12 years of war, now political solutions?

After 12 years of war, now political solutions?

Jul. 3 |       A few years back, Obama was defending his continuation and escalation of the Afghan war. He said “Martin Luther King’s nonviolent approach would not work with the Taliban. There are some people who will only listen to violence.” Fast...

Honoring Emil Kapaun should reflect his commitment to nonviolent

Honoring Emil Kapaun should reflect his commitment to nonviolent

May. 22 |     Obama presented the nephew of the Rev. Emil Kapaun with the Medal of Honor, the highest military award for bravery. Rev. Kapaun died at the age of 35 in 1951, after spending six months in captivity during the Korean War. President Obama...

No wonder East African students say they don’t feel safe at school

No wonder East African students say they don’t feel safe at school

Apr. 24 |   We humans have been blaming and scapegoating the most vulnerable minority group among us for thousands of years: It’s an age-old tradition. I recently overheard a man say, “Yeah, the West Bank area in Minneapolis used to be a nice neighborhood,...

If Mark Henderson had been White, he’d be alive

If Mark Henderson had been White, he’d be alive

Feb. 27 |   Those in control do an injustice to us all when they do not address the race factor when it comes to the killing of 19-year-old Mark E. Henderson, Jr. by three Woodbury police officers. No one will heal when taking this end-around approach. Let...

Let’s turn the steroid talk to football

Let’s turn the steroid talk to football

Feb. 6 |     How many times have you seen Lance Armstrong defined as a “disgrace”? For me, I’ve seen it enough. This whole thing exposes more about us than him. What is all this rabid desire to destroy Armstrong — editorials have even said...

‘Rules of war’ expose FBI terror case as fraud

‘Rules of war’ expose FBI terror case as fraud

Nov. 28 |   The FBI “terror case” that took place here in Minneapolis involving local young men who were recruited to fight in a “holy war” in Somalia in 2008 is finally over. It was said that it was one of the biggest cases ever by the...

Most ‘real Americans’ don’t  vote on election day

Most ‘real Americans’ don’t vote on election day

Oct. 24 |     I saw a yard sign in South Minneapolis. It said “Real Americans Vote.” No, this is incorrect. Most real Americans do not vote. Most Native Americans stay home on Election Day, and they are the “real Americans.” When I tell people...