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Mpls police killed T.T. Franklin for being Black — Racism, individual and institutional, is alive and well in our fair city

Mpls police killed T.T. Franklin for being Black — Racism, individual and institutional, is alive and well in our fair city

Jun. 12 |   There was a lot of hatred directed at and rained down upon T.T. Franklin May 10 in that poorly lighted basement at 2717 Bryant Ave. South, away from prying eyes, enabling public safety to once again turn its back on transparently serving the...

Family suspects police cover-up in Terrance Franklin shooting

Family suspects police cover-up in Terrance Franklin shooting

Jun. 5 |   Uncle says ‘crazed individual’ profiled in media is not his nephew       By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Something happened May 10 after he allegedly was earlier involved in a theft. Exactly what happened in the basement...

Update on MPD’s 2012 assault  on Ames Elks Lodge — No contact with MPD for over a year

Update on MPD’s 2012 assault on Ames Elks Lodge — No contact with MPD for over a year

May. 8 |     My May 2, 2012 headline was about the April 21, 2012 assault by the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) on the Ames Elks Lodge. What a shameful MPD disgrace. My subheading: “A 150-year-old Black Fraternal Organization was brutalized...

Sgt. Pat King moves across the street — Law enforcement officer moves to Henn. Co. sheriff’s department

Sgt. Pat King moves across the street — Law enforcement officer moves to Henn. Co. sheriff’s department

Oct. 24 |   Last week there was a lot of surprise and concern in law enforcement circles regarding how this new chapter in Cowboy King’s history could take place: being transferred to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department’s Violent Offender Task...

Tensions within the MPD revealed in the case of Lt. Michael Keefe

Tensions within the MPD revealed in the case of Lt. Michael Keefe

May. 30 |     For months tensions within the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) have been building over internal issues due to actions of the VOTF unit (Violent Offenders Task Force) over the past six years. This column first sounded the alert about...

MPD Chief Dolan hits back—Attempts by subordinates and the Civil Rights Department to oust him fail

MPD Chief Dolan hits back—Attempts by subordinates and the Civil Rights Department to oust him fail

Feb. 22 |   It is clear that Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) Chief Tim Dolan has known that many of the recommendations coming from the Civilian Review Authority (CRA) were based on incompetence and dishonesty. So when an incompetent and dishonest...

MAD DADS  still saving lives, fighting crime

MAD DADS still saving lives, fighting crime

Nov. 16 |     By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   “I was tired of seeing our youth in the community hopeless, lost without leadership and fatherless.” That could be just about anyone talking about conditions that have gone on in Black...