After Fox 9 TV reported claims that Somali American daycare facilities were guilty of fraud and sending the money overseas, a Star Tribune editorial stated, “While nothing can eradicate greed, there’s always room to improve fraud detection... The Fox 9 TV report underscored that ongoing responsibility. Senator Jim Abeler, R-Anoka, struck the right tone about this situation, … [Read more...]
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How pitiful that the Star Tribune calls 19-year-old Twin Cities woman Tnuza Jamal Hassan a "terror suspect." Could the Tribune get any lazier on how they report on terror? What are the odds that most Christians who use violence are using violence that is not labeled terrorism, and most Muslims who use violence are using violence that’s called terrorism? How could only the … [Read more...]
Dear Editor: This fall, as we watched the devastation of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, we are again reminded of the havoc that flooding can wreak on our own communities and the cost to taxpayers around the country. Unfortunately, while some states require flood-risk disclosure for new homebuyers and renters, many families in our state are left in the dark. That … [Read more...]
As a long time observer of the MPRB, I am concerned about the possible outcome of the Park Board election in November. When Nekima Levy-Pounds was attending Park Board meetings she would criticize the all-White Park Board because of its lack of racial diversity. The current Park Board is composed of five White women and four White men. Currently there is gender diversity, but … [Read more...]
Call on candidates to repudiate tactics We read the St. Paul Police Federation’s thinly veiled racist attack on Melvin Carter with sadness but not surprise. For too long, trust between law enforcement and communities of color has eroded to the point where the people we represent think it is safer to not call the police than to reach out for help. This is unacceptable and … [Read more...]