Jill Clark

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    John Hoff fined $60k for blogging

    John Hoff exercised his First Amendment rights.​A jury has concluded that there was nothing untrue in "Johnny Northside" blogger John Hoff's writing about the alleged shady business dealings of Jerry Moore. Then the same jury decided that Hoff's writing caused Moore to lose his job at the Uni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Jason Yang's 'missing organs' actually not missing, says judge

    Jason Yang climbed over a chain link fence and jumped to his death.​First, Jason Yang tragically leaps over a freeway off-ramp and falls 40 feet to his death as police chase him. Then Yang's family claims that Minneapolis Police shot him before he fell. In the latest twist of a case that has now ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Should we get to vote for our judges?

    Image Courtesy of State of Minnesota​There's a fight over how we decide who can be a judge in Minnesota, and it's being fought out this week in front of the Supreme Court and on the floor of the legislature.The state constitution says judges are supposed to be elected every six years, but in r ... More >>

  • News

    April 7, 2010

    Trisha Farkarlun's strip search: Was it revenge for accusing police of rape?

    Footage shows both men and women peeling off her clothing

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Trisha Farkarlun's strip-search video transcript

    Check out the transcript of the surveillance video from Farkarlun's search in the Hennepin County jail.

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2006

    Another day in North Minneapolis revisited

    St. Paul joins the hit parade

    On Wednesday the St. Paul City Council approved paying out $115,000 to resident Patrick Fearing and his attorney to settle a civil rights case filed three years earlier.

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2005

    Local gadfly sues Minneapolis council member

    Technical legalities aside, there's reason to believe that the suit may not be outside the spirit of the law.

  • News

    June 1, 2005

    MPD Blues: Jeff Jindra is accused of misconduct--again

    A Minneapolis cop escapes frying pan, heads for fire

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2005

    Police blues

    Jeff Jindra is again accused of misconduct Last Thursday, Minneapolis police officer Jeff Jindra received some welcome news. A U.S. District Court jury found that he did nothing wrong in questioning and handcuffing 14-year-old Damani Bediako in May, 2003. There was little time for Jindra to celebra ... More >>

  • News

    October 13, 2004

    How's He Doing?

    In just eight months, chief Bill McManus has alienated the media, the pols, and the MPD rank and file. He must be doing something right.

  • News

    June 4, 2003

    The Usual Suspects

    Federal mediation goes forward, critics say city stacked deck

  • News

    May 7, 2003

    Cops Like Us

    Critics fear the MPD's latest spin on community mediation is all about window-dressing--and grooming snitches

  • News

    March 19, 2003

    The Two Jills

    Why a pair of white women lawyers are taking the fight over federal mediation to the courts

  • Books

    February 13, 2002

    Stubbed Tow

    A parking miscue, a scuffle, a cultural divide

  • News

    August 15, 2001
  • Books

    August 8, 2001

    A Matter of Principle

    Do Minneapolis police help businesses discriminate?