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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)...

Equity in light rail postponed again

Equity in light rail postponed again

May. 22 | The Star Tribune ran stories last week about light rail in the metro area. The real interpretation: purposeful denial, again, of light rail equity for North Minneapolis. Star Tribune reported, May 12, 2014, that African Americans believe North Minneapolis...

Safe streets promoted for White baseball

Safe streets promoted for White baseball

May. 14 | Selective reporting keeps the true level of violence concealed   George Orwell’s masterpiece 1984 helps us understand Minneapolis granting temporary “Big Brother” status to Major League Baseball for summer 2014’s All Star Game week:  “temporary…and...

Gang summit in Mpls

Gang summit in Mpls

May. 6 | Preparing for summer 2014   The “invitation only” “North Side Safety Summit” (“Gang Summit”) was held April 18, 2014, in North Minneapolis at the School District’s West Broadway headquarters. The Star Tribune reported “why”...

The continuing battle of Sgt. Michael Keefe

The continuing battle of Sgt. Michael Keefe

Apr. 25 | And the disappearance of  Black police officers from the MPD               See my August 29, 2007 column regarding the courageous battle waged by Lt. Michael Keefe of the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD), “A...

Toxic and corrupt environment  in civil rights department

Toxic and corrupt environment in civil rights department

Apr. 9 | Retaliation continues in the department I now call the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights Misconduct. Former employees of the Minneapolis Civil Rights Department affirmed this in testifying to its “toxic” environment at the March 19 hearing...

Nine hundred complaints disappear

Nine hundred complaints disappear

Mar. 20 | Only 16 cases under investigation   The Police Misconduct Board operates under the custody and control of the Minneapolis Civil Rights Department. The Police Misconduct Board has hired a significant number of attorneys over the last year. They...

Mpls police attempt to sully character of Terrance Franklin

Mpls police attempt to sully character of Terrance Franklin

Mar. 13 | News Analysis By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   The Star Tribune headlines read “New DNA evidence in Franklin case” and “Terrance Franklin DNA tied to gun.” The headlines referenced a press conference held by Minneapolis police last...

When bribery and corruption causes death!

When bribery and corruption causes death!

Feb. 26 | In the deaths of five children in North Minneapolis   On Saturday, February 15, 2014, Minneapolis Fire Department units rushed to a blazing and fatal fire at 2818 Colfax Avenue, North. Five beautiful, precious and innocent children lost their lives....

A reappointment that is a mistake

A reappointment that is a mistake

Feb. 19 | Velma Korbel to again head Dept. of Civil Rights   Velma Korbel’s reappointment by newly elected Mayor Betsy Hodges to continue as Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) director is a huge mistake that nonetheless exposes the city culture...
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