Jim the Naif – with an update
September 12, 2022
Jim Schultz is an inexperienced private interest lawyer
What color are your herring?
May 20, 2018
Somebody might not get to see her dying mother. An ambulance might not be able to get through. A protester might get hurt. These and others are all reasons supporting the Elk River Republican Nick Zerwas’ bill to treat protesters blocking freeways more harshly than other violators. The scolds on the Strib’s editorial board are […]
White supremacist domestic terrorism or self defense? A reprise
June 16, 2016
June 16th, 2016: Here is a story I wrote in the days following the shootings at the Black Lives Matter encampment near the Fourth Precinct police station last fall. As I figured, the shooter would claim self defense. A few days ago, there was an article in the Strib about the defendant raising that defense. […]
White supremacist domestic terrorism or self defense?
November 25, 2015
The events of Monday night, the 23rd of November, at the Minneapolis Fourth Precinct headquarters were shocking and horrific. Five protesters are shot, blared social media almost instantly, followed by claims and statements of leaders of the protests that it was an act of domestic terrorism. Even the next morning, criticism was leveled at the […]
They shall serve as examples for all to see
December 26, 2014
The words of Bloomington city attorney Sandra Johnson still ring in my ears: “It’s important to make an example out of these organizers so that this never happens again,” Johnson said. “It was a powder keg waiting for the match.” If you go to the Bloomington website, you will see a note that the police […]