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Forum Debates Racial Profiling: Eliminate It? Or Learn To Deal With It?

James Everett, former candidate for Minneapolis Mayor, speaks on racial profiling at Normandale Community College March 26.

It’s a given that racial profiling — when law enforcement authorities engage or enforce with an individual because of the person’s race or ethnicity –happens. But what to do about the practice was the focus of a forum this week at Normandale Community College in Bloominhton. Continue Reading →

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“Justice For Terrance Franklin” Protesters Press Demands As Grand Jury Looms

Terrance Franklin, 22, died n a Minneapolis police shooting in May under murky circumstances. Community activists are pressing authorities for a full accounting as a Hennepin County grand jury gets set to conduct an inquiry. Click on photo to watch protesters demand justice for Franklin at last month's Rondo Days parade.

Tensions around the Minneapolis police shooting of Terrance Franklin, a 22-year-old black man and father, continue to rise as community activists demand a full accounting and the Hennepin County attorney gets set to call a grand jury inquiry into the case. Continue Reading →

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Weekly Audit: Hostile Takeover Threat Spurs Concessions from Michigan Unions

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Michigan’s new Emergency Manager Law is already forcing major concessions from unions. The law gives the governor the power to declare a city insolvent and appoint an emergency manager with virtually unlimited power to reorganize every aspect of city business, including dissolving the city entirely. Continue Reading →

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Wisconsin Firefighters Willing To Give Up Pay Increase To Preserve Collective Bargaining

Wisconsin Firefighters Union President Mahlon Mitchell

President of the Wisconsin Firefighters Union Mahlon Mitchell says his union is willing to give up pay increases so other public employees don’t have to take as much of a pay cut, and so Wisconsin does not outlaw collective bargaining for public employees. Continue Reading →

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