Black Cops Sue MPD
Five black policemen have filed suit against the MPD alleging discrimination. I thought it would be interesting to see how the community media covered the issue. This particular article is from the Spokesmen-Recorder. The Star and Tribune also reported on it.
The SR starts out by explaining the situation (in italics for some reason. It then lists who the plaintiffs were and details the contents of the report. It then gives quotes from the Police Community Relations Council (without really explaining how these people are, where they get funding etc). It quotes a rep of the Black policemen group and then closes by quoting a press release from the mayor containing a commitment to diversity in the ciy's workplace.
The ST article goes way more in detail. It starts better, by giving information on what they're actually pissed off about, turns out they've been demoted. It then gets reaction from police, city council, and then the PCRC. Very good. Much more substantial, informative.
This is a hard issue to cover with all the acronyms and history. It needs to be done in detail, with explanations.