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Continued: Minneapolis Police Chief Harteau: Cops need help to stop violence

  • Article by: MATT MCKINNEY , Star Tribune
  • Last update: July 9, 2014 - 5:18 AM

Harteau’s appearance drew a couple of dozen neighborhood residents and others concerned about crime. Speaking after the news conference, Lisa Clemons said the community needs to look at itself.

“Until we own up and say the problem is not in the street, it’s in the homes, nothing’s going to change,” said Clemons, who called herself a north Minneapolis activist. “The problem has to be solved from inside out.”

Sheila Scott, a resident of the Lind-Bohanan neighborhood, said she believes the community needs more block clubs. She said neighbors often turn to “North Vent,” a Facebook page used to share information about crime. “It’s been incredibly effective,” she said.

Tee McClenty, a North Side activist, said, “I would just say we also need to look at the broader issue … where are the guns coming from? We need to be having real conversations about that as well.”

 

Matt McKinney • 612-673-7329

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