Mel Reeves

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    Protestors of all colors demand prosecution of Ferguson cop who killed Michael Brown

    By 6 p.m., the rain has dissipated. Hundreds of protestors are gathering outside the Hennepin County Government Center on Thursday to demand the prosecution of a white Ferguson, Missouri, cop named Darren Wilson. And as they do, a black security guard leaves his post and steps briefly outside. "I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    MNGOP Rep. Pat Garofalo takes renewed heat for dumb tweet after he cracks joke about it

    About 10 days ago, Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, drew attention from national media outlets ranging from SporsCenter to the Huffington Post for a tweet insinuating that your typical NBA player is a street criminal.THE BACKSTORY: MNGOP Rep. Garofalo savaged for tweet linking NBA players to street ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    Mpls City Council committee passes Civilian Review Authority overhaul despite public outcry

    See Also: Mpls City Council hosting hearing on Civilian Review Authority overhaul today Senate passes bill to limit Minneapolis Civilian Review Authority's power Despite near-unanimous criticism during a public hearing Wednesday afternoon, a Minneapolis City Council committee voted in favor of a ... More >>

  • News

    May 30, 2001

    Fouling the Air

    Employees say Northwest Airlines works harder to avoid discrimination lawsuits than it does to stop bigotry

  • News

    September 3, 1997

    The Riot Card

    When police critically wounded 15-year-old Lawrence Miles Jr., TV reporters went out of their way to point out that being a cop in "Murderapolis" is dicey stuff. But after a witness said he saw Miles drop his gun and run before being gunned down, the stor