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Solution Paper #51: 29 columns related as background to the Michael Keefe Case

In chronological order.
29 originally posted September 4, 2016
More to be added as they develop.


February 29, 2012 Column #09: Can Minneapolis taxpayers afford the CRA? Too expensive for the average citizen?

March 21, 2012 Column #12: Early Spring Offensive of Violence. Minneapolis Police Department Takes Possession of the CRA (Civilian Review Authority).

March 07, 2012 Column #10: Police unions turn to Republicans for help. Rybak administration and Civil Rights Department blindsided.

May 02, 2012 Column #18: Assault by the MPD on the Ames Elks, A 150 year old Black Fraternal Organization brutalized by police raid.

May 09, 2012 Column #19: Change at the top in the MPD. Dolan era ends; mayor nominates new chief

May 30, 2012 Column #22: Tensions within the MPD revealed in the case of Lt. Michael Keefe.

August 01, 2012 Column #31: Minneapolis Police Department tears itself apart from the inside

October 24, 2012 Column #43: Sgt. Pat King Moves Across the Street. Law Enforcement Officer Moves to Hennnepin County Sheriff’s Separtment

November 20, 2013 Column #47: Chief Janeé Harteau is doing a good job. No need to replace her

November 13, 2013 Column #46: Violence Grips Downtown. One dead, three wounded, in night of terror.

August 28, 2013 Column #35: The Chief Reaches Out. Chief Harteau Meets With Black Officers.

August 07, 2013 Column #32: What it’s like to be Black in the MPD? The Chance for another Cincinnati?

May 08, 2013 Column #19: Update on MPD 2012 Assault on Ames Elks Lodge. No contact with MPD for over a year.

November, 05, 2014 #45: Poor timing, dishonest reporting. Demoted MPD Captains in Star Tribune story of October 28, 2014

August, 27, 2014 #35: 6% Blacks in MPD. When will we get the numbers right?

July, 30, 2014 #31: MPD and MFD in trouble (Minneapolis Police and Fire Departments). Racial balance is being lost.

July, 23, 2014 #30: The violence just won’t go away. Minneapolis, Indianapolis and Chicago at the Crossroads

June, 18, 2014 #25: The Keefe Report has been released into the open. Yet “they” continue to try to bury what can no longer be buried

June, 4, 2014 #23: Keefe file now open to the public. Sgt. Michael Keefe waits his day in court

April, 24, 2014 #17: The continuing battle of Sgt. Michael Keefe, and the disappearance of Black police officers from the MPD

March, 12, 2015 #11: Council on Black Minnesotans being weakened. House File 1353: The Liberals’ instrument of destruction

March, 19, 2015 #12: Pattern and Practice with Numbers.Stadium Update.  What are the true numbers?

May, 21, 2015 #21: Keefe case thrown out by 8th Circuit eight years after filed.

November, 19, 2015 #47: Race, Money and the University of Missouri. Black students figure it out. Good for them.

November, 26, 2015 #48: Listen and Understand. City Tense After African American Youth Shot and Killed in Police Involved Shooting. Anger builds after shooting.

December, 03, 2015 #49: White supremacists shoot and wound protestors in North Minneapolis

December, 10, 2015 #50: An open letter:  To Black Lives Matter, NAACP, and out of town demonstrators:
 Subject:  Devisive tension runs high within our Black Community.
Question:  Whose community?  Ours or out of towners?

December, 24, 2015 #52: Breaking the heart of a community.  BLM & NAACP  Protestors Attack Black fire fighters and police officers.

December, 31, 2015 #53: 2015:  A Year Of Terror And Indecision
     2016:  A Year Of…?

Most recent update posted September 4, 2016

Ron Edwards hosts "Black Focus" on Channel 17, MTN-TV, Sundays, 5-6 pm, and co-hosts Blog Talk Radio’s “ON POINT!" Saturdays at 5 pm, providing coverage about Black Minnesota. Order his books at Hear his readings and read his columns, his solution papers and his "Tracking the Gaps" web log. Formerly head of key civil rights organizations, including the Minneapolis Civil Rights Commission and the Urban League, he continues his "watchdog" role for Minneapolis, and his work to contribute to the planning to help mold a consensus for the future of Black and White Americans together of Minneapolis.

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