Late last fall, Craig Keefe, a student at Brainerd's Central Lakes College, published a Facebook post using the term "stupid bitch" and another about there "not being enough whiskey for anger management."SEE ALSO: Keith Ellison on freedom of speech: "It's a good and bad thing" [INTERVIEW]
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A group of St. Charles High School seniors were having some drinks at a bonfire last Thursday, the night before their last day of class.Sounds like fairly normal behavior, doesn't it? But a controversy is raging over how school administrators handled the situation when some seniors showed up for the ... More >>
The city of Minneapolis is defending itself in court against a lawsuit alleging that a cop choked out a middle-aged woman, according to a recent filing in federal court.
Schaaron L. Martin was outside her north Minneapolis home last July 9 when police arrived at the neighborhood to investigate a sh ... More >>
The ACLU has filed a federal lawsuit against Minnewaska Area Schools for alleged violations of a 12-year-old female student's constitutional rights.In one string of incidents, the girl was repeatedly disciplined after posting on Facebook that she "hated" a teacher who had been "mean" to her. She ... More >>
The city of St. Paul has agreed to pay $90,000 to two men who say they were victims of excessive police force.
Last July, two officers restrained and handcuffed Craig Spelbrink and Robert Geistfield in a St. Paul parking garage. The two men sued the officers, alleging there was no cause for the arr ... More >>
The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that police acted reasonably when arresting 400 people en masse on September 1, 2008 during the Republican National Convention in St. Paul.Today's ruling affirms U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson's 2010 decision to dismiss a lawsuit brought ... More >>
Jesse Ventura probably considers this ruling part of a larger plan.Jesse Ventura pretty much lives his life like an action hero. So, when Ventura's lawsuit against the Transportation Security Administration got thrown out yesterday, it was the real-life moment when the hero realizes no one believ ... More >>
Recardo Meeks' fourth amendment rights were violated by the strip seach, a judge says.Photo courtesy Andrew muller.Two Minneapolis police officers conducted an illegal strip search on a man during a traffic stop in March 2009, according to a Minnesota Supreme Court opinion issued this week.
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Ventura seesm to be starring in a movie that happens to be his real life. Jesse Ventura's lawsuit against the Transportation Security Administration over airport pat-downs, which he refers to as "sexual assault," got underway Friday, but Ventura saved the drama for just after the first hearing en ... More >>
Jesse Ventura: Don't touch him there.Touch Jesse Ventura's junk and he's going to sue your ass for unreasonable search and seizure.
Our former governor filed the lawsuit today against the TSA, claiming its agents violated his rights during a November pat-down and full body scan search at Minneap ... More >>
The 4th Amendment, coming to skivvies near you.Here's the perfect stocking stuffer for a loved one who travels a lot through the Minneapolis St. Paul airport, or any airport: Underwear sporting the 4th Amendment, with metallic ink designed to show up on the computer screen of your friendly TS ... More >>