class=img_thumbleft>In this week's cover story, The Human Shield
, G.R. Anderson Jr.
profiles John Delmonico, the controversial head of the Minneapolis Police Officers Federation. An excerpt: "We consider John Delmonico the unelected mayor of Minneapolis," says Michelle Gross of the activist group Communities United Against Police Brutality. "He and the federation have that much power. With its endorsements of judges, council members, the mayor, the sheriff, and candidates for other positions, the federation exercises significant influence over every area of local government." Read the cover story here
, then come back to discuss it.