Michael Brown

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2014

    Nickelback Write Song Inspired By Ferguson Unrest, Finally

    At long last, the musical and political luminaries that comprise Nickelback have written a song inspired by the protests and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. We waited with bated breath as events unfolded in the St. Louis suburb, lacking direction in a world seemingly gone mad. But without guidance fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    Chief Janee Harteau Bails on Public Meeting

    Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau pulled out of a town hall-type event Thursday, claiming her presence might agitate folks in the crowd. In a statement, the chief mentioned "credible information from a long-standing community leader, in addition to a number of other sources, about planned ph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    Chris Lollie's arrest symptomatic of racist justice system, ACLU director argues

    For ACLU-MN Executive Director Chuck Samuelson, the most likely explanation for the way Chris Lollie was treated by St. Paul law enforcement -- including his rough arrest and the charges he was subsequently hit with  -- is skin deep."The justice system is slanted against African American males, ... More >>

  • 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

    August 27, 2014

    Mpls women head to Ferguson to protest, raise money

    As Jes Luby watched TV news coverage from home during one of the first nights of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, following the officer-involved shooting of Michael Brown, she broke down crying.Soon, she and two Minneapolis friends -- Britta Margaret and Mickey Iluebbey -- were driving down to Missou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2014

    NorthernMNer breaks down his viral "libraries not libertarians" Ferguson tweet

    The theme of librarians playing an indispensable role in American democracy has popped up in NorthernMNer's tweets a few times over the years, but never with as much resonance as earlier this week, when one of his tweets on that topic was retweeted well over 600 times.The context for that viral offe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2014

    ACLU-MN director on Michael Brown: "Ferguson is maybe the canary in the coal mine"

    The officer-involved shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri is symptomatic of nationwide problems regarding the relationship between law enforcement agencies and the communities they're supposed to serve and protect, Chuck Samuelson, executive director of the ACLU-MN, tells us."A lot of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2014

    Bad timing: Helicopter exercises rile Twin Cities same day Obama questions police militarization

    Last night, people in Minneapolis and St. Paul were surprised and scared to see and hear helicopters flying at low altitudes above them.Folks took to the interwebs to wonder, what the hell is going on? The intrigue was especially thick because local authorities had given no advance warning about wha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    North Mpls Ferguson vigil gets tense after arrest of woman holding "Don't Shoot" sign [VIDEOS]

    Last night, in commemoration of the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown at the hands of police in Ferguson, Missouri, hundreds turned out to observe a moment of silence at the Minneapolis Urban League on the North Side.A short time later, a woman carrying a "Don't Shoot" sign who participated in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    First look: Travail and the Rookery

    Beck is thumping through the speakers as chefs move swiftly about the giant open space. Sodas are being bottled and carbonated by hand. A grown man in a teddy bear hat furiously digs in a low cabinet, practically climbing inside to retrieve more linens. A wild-goateed fellow sharpens knives, furious ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    One dead in four car crash near MSP airport

    KSTPTwo of the vehicles involved in a four-car pile-up this morning.​A passenger was killed this morning after a catastrophic four-car crash on Highway 5 near the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport. Initial reports indicate that a Chevy Suburban traveling southbound actually crossed the median and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2008

    Department of Justice blacklisted Minnesota liberal groups

    The DOJ's preferential hiring of ideologues isn't surprising. But why does it have me thinking about David Broder?

  • News

    December 21, 2005

    Love Me Two Times

    You pay Tony Sutton to serve the state of Minnesota. The Republican Party pays Tony Sutton to serve them.

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2005

    Blackberry? Black Humor

    From today's Los Angeles Times: "OH MY GOD!!!!!!! I just ate an MRE [military rations] and crapped in the hallway of the Superdome along with 30,000 other close friends so I understand her concern about busy restaurants." --Text message sent two days after Hurricane Katrina by Marty Bahamonde wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2005