Excerpts from a Star-Tribune editorial
and a response by Ron Edwards
Editorial: Public safety is a civil right Mayor, police deserve support against North Side gangsters.
Rybak had it
right last week when he said: "Public safety is a civil right."
It's a civil rights violation when a mother is too
afraid to let her kids play outside, when a man can't walk to the store without being shaken down for money, or when a pizza
delivery man is gunned down in cold blood. Rybak is not to blame for these crimes. Nor are the police.
The civil rights
violators are the young criminals and the violent culture that feeds them...
Without the gangsters' intimidating (and alluring presence
on the streets, the vast majority of children in north Minneapolis would have a far better chance at success....
[Blog entry] 8-5-06, #27:
Profiling Gang members is OK.
Race-profiling youth in polo shirts is not.
by Ron Edwards
What will get the kids of North Minneapolis a chance
of success is a good education, which the DFL controlled public education system won't provide them, THE civil rights violation
of Blacks by the DFL.
What will get the kids of North Minneapolis a chance of success is to give their fathers and
big brothers jobs, especially in construction, which the city refuses to do despite the mandate compliances for doing so.
That is another civil rights violation against the Black community.
What will get the kids of North Minneapois a chance of
success is equal access and equal opportunity, which the city consistently refuses to do...