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Don’t be fooled by the irony of what’s happening in Minneapolis. While Black residents of the city are being shot and killed in meaningless murders, Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak and city council members position themselves in front of television cameras to promote how they can raise capital to build a new stadium for the Vikings. As Mayor R.T. Rybak prepares to leave for Spain, he leaves behind a city in chaos with no specific direction on how to address the rash of violent outbreaks. It’s clear to some, in 2013 mayor R.T. Rybak and some city council members must become a private citizens. Tune in Saturday (5/14) to ON POINT! with co-hosts Ronald A. Edwards and Don Allen.
Twin Cities (Source: BlogTalkRadio/ON POINT!/May 2011)…The teenagers say, “Minneapolis is off the hook,” meaning that the circumstances in public safety, economic violence and race specific disenfranchisement have grown to the point were if help was coming – we can’t see it.
The catastrophic fails facing the Black community in Minneapolis outrank some back-woods southern states by more than 50%. The new Jim Crow is defined by taking a look at the City of Minneapolis, it’s politicians and policies towards people of color.
Late Wednesday (5/11), Twin Cities residents learned there was an arrest in the fatal shooting of Kris Miller.
Derreck Griffin, 40, an associate pastor at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church, was arrested Wednesday in connection with the shooting. Police originally had few leads and no suspects. Griffin has not yet been charged.
Local mainstream media has called this a crime of passion, or a domestic dispute. The Star Tribune education reporter and legal reporter somehow joined forces and put an incredible spin on this story citing, “The Star Tribune generally does not name suspects before charges are filed,” but are very quick to point out, “According to county and state records, the suspect (Griffin, was convicted of disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, and of attempted theft, a gross misdemeanor, in recent years. The latter case involved a theft-by-swindle allegations.”
The Twin Cities ecumenical community is in a uproar trying to figure out how a man of God could take another individuals life in such a cowardly fashion. The problem with this formula is, Griffin probably was not really a man of God, but just one of many in the Twin Cities ecumenical community who has self-benefited in the name of God and poor people.
In the last three weeks, residents of the Twin Cities, especially Minneapolis have learned there is no barriers in crime – and those who commit violent crimes.
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This weeks topics also include taking a look at the mainstream media and the role they’ve played in the last few homicides in Minneapolis; the switch and bait by the Minneapolis Public Schools as it pertains to North High School and the effects of the NFL lock-out and possibly looking at an NBA lock-out.