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Your right to remain silent

Your right to remain silentMost people are aware that, in certain circumstances, the police must inform you: "You have the right to remain silent." What too many people do not understand is that you have this right, whether the officer tells you about it or not. As a result, in too many criminal cases, the defendant's own words become the key to his conviction. In our practice we have seen too many cases in which the evidence we believe clenched a guilty verdict came from the defendant's own words in statements to the police, text messages, or jail phone calls.
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Voting Information Project

2014 General Election
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Hennepin County calls for the Washington, D.C. football team to change its name

Hennepin County calls for the Washington, D.C. football team to change its nameThe Hennepin County board passed a resolution calling for the Washington, D.C. football team to drop its name in favor of one that is not racist and derogatory.
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We must vote! Open letter to my people

We must vote! Open letter to my peopleMy dear Community,

I am writing to you again because we Must Vote on November 4, 2014.
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Housing segregation played role in Ferguson tragedy

Housing segregation played role in Ferguson tragedyWASHINGTON (NNPA) – The shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager, in Ferguson, Mo. Darren Wilson, a White police officer, was as much as the product a century of housing segregation spurred by federal, state and local policies as longstanding tension between Blacks and police, according to a new report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI).
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Minnesota Multicultural Media Consortium (MMMC) announces new slate of officers for 2014-2015: Gitaa named Chairman, Aguilar named President

Minnesota Multicultural Media Consortium (MMMC) announces new slate of officers for 2014-2015: Gitaa named Chairman, Aguilar named PresidentThe Minnesota Multicultural Media Consortium (MMMC) announced its 2014 – 2015 slate of officers including a new board chair, Tom Gitaa of Mshale Newspaper.
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Citizens march, rally against police brutality

Citizens march, rally against police brutalityNearly 100 people gathered in north Minneapolis to rally against police brutality.

The protest that brought out a diverse group of citizens was a part of the National Day Against Police Brutality. Along with activities in the Twin Cities, protest and rallies were held in more than 90 other cities throughout the nation. The national coming together was spawned by the rash of deaths of people – most African-Americans – at the hands of police officers. In particular the Aug. 9 killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. has ignited outrage among citizens. Brown was gunned down by Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson. Brown was unarmed when he was killed and witnesses say he was surrendering when he was struck with the fatal bullet. It total, Brown was shot six times by Wilson.
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The elephant in the room, or, is this a scene from '12 Years a Slave?': Republicans relentless in attack on Senator Jeff Hayden

The elephant in the room, or, is this a scene from '12 Years a Slave?': Republicans relentless in attack on Senator Jeff HaydenMost of us don't get to the Capitol to witness the inner workings of our government.

When we do, most of the time, the experience is enlightening, encouraging and uplifting. We leave with a sense that justice prevails, that decency continues to emerge and that truth – even when crushed to the ground – eventually will rise and that freedom will reign.
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StarTribune reports inaccurate: League exceeds MNsure goals

StarTribune reports inaccurate: League exceeds MNsure goalsOver the past few months, I've been thoroughly disappointed in the political and one-sided reporting regarding organizations serving our community. Specifically, the Minneapolis Urban League (MUL) was mentioned in an October Star Tribune article regarding our participation in a MNsure grant. The story written by Star Tribune reporter Tony. Kennedy as it related to MUL is untrue and lacking in details – details I personally shared with Mr. Kennedy.
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Mayor Hodges, Cradle to K Cabinet promise January report, recommendations

Mayor Hodges, Cradle to K Cabinet promise January report, recommendationsMinneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges announced last week that her cradle to K cabinet is working on a year-end report that will outline policy, legislative and collaboration recommendations for 2015.

The cabinet has been meeting since spring, when Hodges convened the full first meeting of the cabinet.
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The 2014 Elections: What's at stake for African-Americans

The 2014 Elections: What's at stake for African-AmericansThe 2014 elections are almost here, and the focus is whether the Republicans can gain control of the U.S. Senate, a first since 2006.

Thirty-six seats are being contested, and Republicans need only six gains to win a majority. The stakes are extraordinarily high for the nation. But for African-Americans in particular, the outcome of the midterm elections next month may not only be a game changer, but also a game ender.
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