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Poor timing, dishonest reporting mark Star Tribune MPD coverage

Poor timing, dishonest reporting mark Star Tribune MPD coverage

Nov. 8 | Story leaves out racist history behind captains’ lawsuit   “Demoted police captains sue Minneapolis chief,” is the Star Tribune October 28, 2014 headline, by David Chennen, discussing a lawsuit filed by five former MPD (Minneapolis Police Department)...

MPD chief a no-show at community forum on police violence

MPD chief a no-show at community forum on police violence

Sep. 27 | Harteau’s absence attributed to ‘public safety’ threats   By Khymyle Mims Contributing Writer This past Thursday night, citizens from across the city gathered at the Sabathani Community Center in South Minneapolis to take part in a “listening...

The chief reaches out — Harteau meets with Black officers

The chief reaches out — Harteau meets with Black officers

Aug. 28 |     The last couple of months have been challenging for the administration of Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau. She is showing she can meet challenges and seek solutions. The incidents embarrassing to the department — in Apple Valley,...

What it’s like to be Black in the MPD — The chance for another Cincinnati?

What it’s like to be Black in the MPD — The chance for another Cincinnati?

Aug. 7 |     One cannot begin to understand the current racial tensions within the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) until one reviews the history of this tension. The tensions are there, extremely dangerous tensions. Many do not understand while...

Help! They’re trying to get away with a crime — possibly murder!

Help! They’re trying to get away with a crime — possibly murder!

Jul. 10 |     A crime has been committed in Minneapolis and Hennepin County, and those who are charged with running the city, Mayor R.T. Rybak, the Minneapolis City Council the Hennepin County commissioners, the attorney general, the Chamber of Commerce,...

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...

Status quo fixes won’t stop the frightening violence

Status quo fixes won’t stop the frightening violence

Sep. 5 |   It is the elephant in the room that people don’t want to talk about: the ongoing street violence affecting so many African Americans in this country due to the dysfunctional institutions, leadership and policies that allow caste-like barriers...

Can Minneapolis taxpayers afford the CRA?

Can Minneapolis taxpayers afford the CRA?

Feb. 29 |     Is it too expensive for the average citizen?   The Star Tribune story “New names, old pains on Minneapolis police review panel,” February 20, 2012, reported on what we have reported on for a decade: the slow, continued collapse...
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