St. Paul cops allegedly taser and arrest black male for sitting in public space

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A video showing the arrest of a black St. Paul man for allegedly sitting in a public space and refusing to give up his name surfaced yesterday, Aug.

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Urban League Chief Scott Gray: When citizens and law enforcement collide

A national outbreak of tense and unfortunate collisions between citizens and law enforcement has formed a drumbeat calling for solutions to relieve the taut climate.

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'Born and raised on the fair': Brooke Blakey keeps us informed about public safety

(Photograph by Sarah Whiting) Brooke Blakey

Brooke Blakey loves the Minnesota State Fair. It's a good thing, because she's there 12 to 16 hours a day during the 12-day run of the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

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Police violence against Blacks incites unrest nationwide

Last year, long before most people had heard of Ferguson, Missouri, the United States Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, in essence declaring that racism in the United States had ended.

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Aiming at the Moon (and hitting ourselves): Redefining how we relate to the world

Early Wednesday morning, August 21, I was heading out for coffee from my motel in LaMoure ND, and a sight begging to be photographed appeared a few steps to my left, and I couldn’t pass on it. Here’s the snapshot. The waning moon appeared to be in the “bullseye”.

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From Mayberry to #Ferguson

Andy Griffith, the television sheriff of the fictional town of Mayberry, grew up on the wrong side of the tracks in the real town of Mount Airy, North Carolina. Last week, just after I visited Mayberry/Mount Airy, I listened to a PRI program about Baltimore's new curfew, described as "one of the toughest in the country." As I drove across the country, the radio also brought stories about the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, the protests, and then the police killing of Kajieme Powell.

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Noise and danger in the air

It is Friday and Fridays are for fun but Homeland security night time drills are not any fun.

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OPINION | Who killed Mike Brown? What to do?

Mike Brown is dead. The Ferguson police took their time in giving up the killer, Darren Wilson. But we know the name of his accomplice. So we know who and what killed Mike Brown. It was the political, economic, social system called capitalism.

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White people talking about racism and #Ferguson

Do most white people want to just stop talking about race? That’s what this week’s Pew Research poll seems to show. While 80 percent of African Americans “say the shooting in Ferguson raises important issues about race that merit discussion, whites disagree, with 47 percent saying “the issue of race is getting more attention than it deserves.”

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Coach McKenzie on police brutality discussion: Be the change we wish to see

Larry McKenzie

It can be difficult to explain to youth why the police might assault an unarmed citizen, especially in the citizen's own home. As the investigation continues for the charge of police brutality against community organizer Al Flowers, Insight News takes a look at the culture of solutions through the eyes of various community leaders.

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