NAACP slams Strib's snitch series

Categories: Media beefs

In the letters section of today's Strib, the head of the local NAACP decries the Star Tribune's four-part narrative series, "The Informant," as racially insensitive:

For us, they were disturbing for the novelistic way in which the stories were written; that not all of the officers accused of having an integrity deficit had their pictures published in the paper -- only pictures of African-American officers were published; that the series was written in a way that adds fuel to the racial fire that burns between the Minneapolis Police Department and certain segments of the population; and that the series may hinder future law enforcement investigations by discouraging individuals from cooperating with law enforcement for fear of being exposed in the newspaper.

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