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July 2017 Alley Newspaper

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Spirit of Phillips – July 2017

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Commentary: Cameras in the courtroom: fairness and equality will follow. “there’s none so blind as they that won’t see.”

BY CRAIG SEIFERT

The Yanez verdict demonstrates the need for cameras in the courtroom. Centuries of courtroom secrecy must end, cameras are the vehicle to bring about the needed and necessary changes in criminal, civil and family courts, and would have an immediate effect on equality and the fair administration of justice for all. Besides that, the cameras allow the voters the ability to observe and evaluate the past performance, judicial temperament and other factors for a judge seeking county-wide re-election. Courtroom cameras would enable voters to observe judges and evaluate an incumbent judge up for re-election and make a knowingly and intelligent choice when casting their vote based upon the past performance of the judge.

Judges’ are supposed to be neutral, like a referee in a hockey game, however, a skilled judge while giving the appearance of fairness, can subtly steer the outcome and verdict of a case unjustly.

For instance, Judge Leary’s withholding the prosecutions most crucial piece of evidence (BCA-video) from the jury subtly steered the juries’ outcome. First, the contemporaneous BCA-video captured Yanez immediately following the shooting and death. Without the BCA-video the jury was deprived of Yanez’s conflicting statements, but more important, deprived them from observing Yanez immediately in-the-moment and his answers to BCA questions and the observation of Yanez’s body language and demeanor to discern Yanez’s veracity.

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Phillips West Neighborhood Upcoming Events July 2017

July 6th (Thursday) 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.Phillips West Monthly Community Meeting (Note No July Meeting due to proximity to 4th of July Holiday)

August 1st (Tuesday) 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Phillips West Neighborhood 21st Annual National Night Out Celebration!

Please join hundreds of Community Partners & Residents for one of the biggest National Night Out Celebrations in Minneapolis! EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL AGES WITH PLENTY OF ACTIVITIES FOR EVERYONE!!!!! Event will be held along 27th Street between Columbus and Portland Avenues! A variety of FREE Picnic Food including Snow Cones, Popcorn, Hot Dogs, Watermelon, Cookies & Ice Cream! There will also be a variety of Entertainment including a Mariachi Band, Dancing Contest, Open Mic Rap Contest with opportunity to win Grand Prizes, Salsa Dancers, 3 Clowns, 2 Bounce Houses, a Puppet show, Face painters, Fish Pond, Children’s Games, McGruff the Crime Dog, twinkle the Mascot, Mickey Mouse, and a Giant Inflated Slide! Information on dozens of Community Resources will be available! If you would like an information table or would like to get involved contact Crystal at 612-879-5383 or email pwno2005@yahoo.com

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Pillars will be rebuilt, new ones added; Thanks to “Pillars of the Community”

By Sue Hunter Weir

It’s taken about 15 years but the restoration of the Cemetery’s historic fence is very close to completion. In April 2002, the Corcoran Neighborhood Organizations used $5,000 of their Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) funds to contract with McDonald & Mack, an architectural firm specializing in historic restoration, to review the conditions of the cemetery grounds and structures and to make recommendations about repairs and long-term maintenance.

They found that the fence, especially the steel pickets and gates, was in need of some attention. The limestone pillars were in somewhat better shape but still needed a significant amount of work. The concrete bases under many the pillars have started to crumble as the ground beneath them has settled and some of the patching of the mortar between the stones was not always done well or with the correct materials.

Given the size and complexity of the project work on the fence needed to be phased in over a period of several years. Work on the steel pickets began in 2010 with the Cedar Avenue and Lake Street gates and those sections of the fence that were in the worst shape were given first priority.

Fundraising for the restoration had started a year earlier in 2009. Funds came from the city and state and from donations from private citizens and descendants of those buried in the cemetery. Hundreds of people “adopted” one or more of the steel pickets in the fence. The State Historic Preservation Office provided funding through their State-Grant-in-Aid program and the Minnesota Historical Cultural Heritage Grant Program. The city provided money through the Capitol Long Range Improvement Program.

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EPIC Report-July 2017

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Midtown Phillips Neighborhood Association News-July 2017

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July 2017 Ventura Village

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Little Earth Annual Mother’s Day Pow Wow, Sat., May 13

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MAY DAY MAY DAY!*

MAY DAY MAY DAY!*

BY ROY McBRIDE

Mayday! Mayday!

Earth calling anyone

Mayday! Mayday!

To all my brothers and sisters

In the bombed-out cities of earth

Earth:

May you have peace.

May you have justice.

May you have joy.

May you have equality.

May you have understanding.

May you have compassion.

May you have love.

So many things that divide.

So many things to decide.

Whose side are you on?

I think you’re right and you’re

right and

you’re right and you’re right

and you’re

right and you’re right and

you’re right

and you’re right and you’re

right and of

course I’m right—I’m always right!

Anybody left?

Anybody left out?

Alright!

Right on!

Right?

Right?

Roy McBride, Poet Extraordinaire; b. Dec 29th 1943, d. July 29th 2011, Printed with Permission

Roy McBride’s poem Mayday! Mayday! with its creative-genius word play  set the cadence, and depth for a longer version written within the MayDay Workshop/Planning Sessions embellishing with the Theme of the Parade and Pageant–IMAGINE-HEAL-RESIST–and sung at the beginning of the May Day Pageant lakeside at Powderhorn Park by Jayanthi Kyle.

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