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Re: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.

Postby Anondson » December 23rd, 2016, 10:08 pm

How community members changed the council vote to end police officers sitting in the Police Civilian Internal Affairs Review Commission.

http://www.startribune.com/community-ra ... 408108426/

Summary, community members sat with their council member and shared their stories. They were listened to.

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Re: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.

Postby mplsjaromir » February 1st, 2017, 4:45 pm

Alt-Right chud convicted after 4th Precinct Protest Shooting trial:

http://www.startribune.com/scarsella-gu ... 412476503/

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Re: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.

Postby VAStationDude » February 1st, 2017, 6:16 pm

Trump's first pardon?

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Re: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.

Postby mplsjaromir » February 28th, 2017, 11:38 am

Twin Cities Anti-Fascists Smash ’White Lives Matter’ Rally

https://twincitiesgdc.org/2017/02/28/mia-antifa/

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Re: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.

Postby Anondson » March 8th, 2017, 9:25 pm

Kroll getting a union leadership challenger.

http://www.startribune.com/kroll-draws- ... 415712904/

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Re: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.

Postby amiller92 » March 10th, 2017, 10:59 am

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Re: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.

Postby cooperrez » April 26th, 2017, 11:05 am

Heartbreaking story about Al Ditty, Mpls. sanitation worker who tipped off media about 4th Precinct protest raid:

http://www.citypages.com/news/al-ditty- ... /420396663

Found it via NewsCut blog, some interesting comments about the story there:

http://blogs.mprnews.org/newscut/2017/0 ... d-himself/

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Re: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.

Postby amiller92 » April 26th, 2017, 12:44 pm

Everybody is talking about KARE outing him as the tipper, but I'm more interested in what drove his dismissal. The City Pages article implies that "City Hall" wasn't happy with him. If that means any of our elected officials, voters deserve to know about that.

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Re: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.

Postby mattaudio » April 26th, 2017, 1:03 pm

I really hope there's a way to find out more about how this went down. Wagers on Barb and/or Blong being closely involved?

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Re: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.

Postby amiller92 » April 26th, 2017, 1:20 pm

I don't know enough about City Hall to know, but based on what they were saying publicly, seems possible.

If Hodges was, that would seem... explosive.

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Re: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.

Postby LakeCharles » April 27th, 2017, 6:27 am

Hodges rejects Harteau's choice of Delmonico (he of Pointergate fame) to lead the 4th Precinct:

http://www.startribune.com/minneapolis- ... 420519143/

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Re: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.

Postby EOst » April 27th, 2017, 9:16 am

Rightly. What was Harteau thinking?

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Re: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.

Postby amiller92 » April 27th, 2017, 10:16 am

And why wasn't there pre-announcement coordination?

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Re: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.

Postby mattaudio » April 27th, 2017, 11:13 am

Yeah, I'm not sure what to think about this. Good for Hodges for standing up for something? Or bad for Hodges for not getting on the same page as your immediate subordinates before going public with something? More the latter than the former.

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Re: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.

Postby David Greene » April 27th, 2017, 11:20 am

I'd say more the latter as well, because it's coming off like personal political payback rather than sincere concern about issues of structural racism.

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Re: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.

Postby EOst » April 27th, 2017, 11:46 am

Harteau must have flat-footed Hodges, right? Either by not telling her at all before the announcement, or by announcing it despite Hodges's backroom refusal. She knows that Hodges can't fire her in the middle of a campaign she's not unlikely to lose, and she must have assumed that Hodges would be forced to accept a fait accompli.

It's basically a perfect storm for Hodges. Pisses off the police (and their allies), pisses off good-government types, pisses off BLM types (because it's nowhere near enough), etc. Might have disappeared if she had just accepted it.

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Re: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.

Postby amiller92 » April 27th, 2017, 12:15 pm

EOst wrote:
April 27th, 2017, 11:46 am
Either by not telling her at all before the announcement, or by announcing it despite Hodges's backroom refusal. She knows that Hodges can't fire her in the middle of a campaign she's not unlikely to lose, and she must have assumed that Hodges would be forced to accept a fait accompli.
If that's what happened, Hodges should fire Harteu for insubordination. Not even sure that would be politically costly for the mayor.

Regardless of how it went down, I don't know if we can keep having such a disconnect between the mayor and police chief. If they can't sort it out, maybe they both need to go.

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Re: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.

Postby Didier » April 27th, 2017, 12:55 pm

What is the issue with this specific appointee? The article I read didn't explain why she rejected him.

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Re: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.

Postby EOst » April 27th, 2017, 1:06 pm

Delmonico's the guy who spread the racist "Pointergate" smear.

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Re: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.

Postby MNdible » April 27th, 2017, 1:26 pm

Am I missing something? I thought that Harteau also disliked Delmonico. Is it possible that this is just insider baseball, where Delmonico (because of seniority) needed to be appointed, knowing full-well that Hodges would reject him and then they'd appoint the candidate they actually wanted?


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