Friday, November 14, 2014


The question in the "Pointergate" kerfuffle isn't really about the actual incident, or the news report from KSTP that started out the whole controversy. It's about the current state of the Minneapolis Police Department.

It's been evident for a long time that the MPD has problems. It is also evident that Janee Harteau, the chief of MPD, and the rank and file officers in her organization, do not agree on much. I'd like to see more reporting on the causes and larger meaning of this rift, rather than the self-congratulatory theater of protest that we saw yesterday at Augsburg College.

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