What Happened in the Shooting of Justine Damond?

Last summer in a quiet neighborhood in South Minneapolis, Justine Damond Ruszczyk called 911.   She reported  suspicious noises behind her house.  Within an hour, the police arrived but didn’t find a suspect.  Somehow, Officer Mohamed Noor shot and killed Ruszczyk.

The community reacted with horror and anger.  Even today, various groups demand that the local prosecutor charge the …

Here’s How to Fix the Supreme Court

Whenever a U.S. Supreme Court justices tops out at 90+ years of age, a crises begins—who will replace fix the supreme courtthe justice?  Here’s an idea on how to fix the Supreme Court.

The crises occurs because each political party wants to stack the court with jurists they feel will be sympathetic to their positions.  But unlike elected people in congress …

The Special Way Robert Mueller Works

robert muellerNormally, police investigate crimes (at the local level) or the FBI (at the national level).  But there are times when a prosecutor handles the investigation.  Robert Mueller is investigating the Trump administration.  But he has a special way of working.  Here’s how Robert Mueller does it.

How is it like normal police work?

  1.  Like police work, a special

Author Anne Lamott Tells the Truth

Author, teacher, and really funny woman, Anne Lamott has always inspired my writing.  She’s written several booksanne lamott herself, but her most well-known book is, Bird by Bird.  It’s a book about both writing and life.  I know—there are probably more books on self-discovery than there are people interested in really discovering themselves.  But this one’s different.

Anne weaves …

Death, Jeronimo Yanez, and a Not Guilty Verdict

In St. Paul, Minnesota the end of a tragic event has finally happened.  A police officer,jeronimo yanez Jeronimo Yanez, shot and killed Philando Castile in a traffic stop in a suburb of St. Paul.  It triggered protests, questions, and crying.  It forced a searing look at the interactions between police and citizens.  Statistics show that the chances of anyone …