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Police brutality: Black professors are fair game, too

Police brutality: Black professors are fair game, too

Jul. 15 |               By Luke Tripp Guest Commentator   How could a minor jaywalking incident escalate into contentious police brutality vs. an assault felony case? The answer is simple. In the United States, the slightest...

‘Now is the time’ to diversify the MPD

‘Now is the time’ to diversify the MPD

Apr. 30 |  Veteran officers campaign to bring more women and people of color into the Mpls police force   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   It is no secret that historically the relationship between the Minneapolis Police Department and communities...

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...

No to the Republicrats and Demicans — And no, I ain’t crazy

No to the Republicrats and Demicans — And no, I ain’t crazy

Oct. 24 |     Malcolm X used to tell a story about how a field slave said, “Let’s run away from here,” but some of the content, satisfied and visionless house slaves responded, “Where can we find a better master [but master nevertheless] than...

On crime, racism, and distrust of police

On crime, racism, and distrust of police

Aug. 29 |   “When you shoot somebody, that’s not the only person that you’re killing.”   — Nona Gaye, Marvin Gaye’s daughter, testifying after his death   I attended a neighborhood meeting on racism. Afterward I mentioned the comments...

Mpls march protested alleged police brutality

Mpls march protested alleged police brutality

Jun. 27 |   Zachary King, photo by Amy Buchanan On Friday, June 22, a march was held in downtown Minneapolis to protest an alleged incident of police brutality that happened on Sunday the 17th. Zachary King (inset) has accused Minneapolis police officers...