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While Visions of Transparency and Accountability Danced in Their Heads 1of3

While Visions of Transparency and Accountability Danced in Their Heads 1of3

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Published by Don Mashak
This article is part 1 of a 3 part series that discusses 3 acts by our government which tend toward greater transparency and accountability. Part 1 deals with the decision of Minneapolis, MN Police Chief Harteau to outsource internal investigations to the MN BCA.
This article is part 1 of a 3 part series that discusses 3 acts by our government which tend toward greater transparency and accountability. Part 1 deals with the decision of Minneapolis, MN Police Chief Harteau to outsource internal investigations to the MN BCA.

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WHILE VISIONS OF TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY DANCED IN THEIR HEADS (1 of 3)
In crafting the foundational documents for our republic, our Founders chose to follow the advice of John Locke. They constructed our government with the Nature of an in mind. !erhaps nothing better sums up the Founder"s perspective of the Nature of an than #ato Letters $%&'( )*+(-/*+0-12
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-cting on this knowledge, our Founding Fathers built into our 3overnment and #onstitution, various checks and balances. -mongst these checks and balances were transparency and accountability. 4http255goo.gl567f89 :;ntil this <ust past week it seemed that our Federal, =tate and Local governments had forgot about their obligations of transparency and accountability to >? T@? !?A!L?. In the past few days innesotans have been tantaliBed with the prospect of the return to a policy of checks,  balances, transparency and accountability in our =tate and local governments in accordance with the #onstitution and the vision our Founders had for this #ountry. In rapid succession, our state and federal government, some local law enforcement and the federal <udiciary have agreed to the outsourcing of the investigation of complaints against inneapolis police officers )!1, financial disclosure by innesota =tate Judges and a Federal Judge has ruled the ma<ority of data mining by the N=- to be unconstitutional. These actions represent a move in the right direction by Federal and innesota =tate and Local 3overnance in  providing peaceful resolution to redress grievances brought by a wide/ranging coalition of citiBens. This writer will begin by providing you links to various a<or edia reporting of these actions. Then this writer will offer his perspective and analysis of these Liberty eCpanding actions over
 
the course of 0 successive daily installments. This analysis to include pointing out ma<or mediaDs spin, which this writer believes accrues to the detriment of rank and file -mericans. In the end, this writer will ask the reader to use their own observations and reasoning to determine truth for themselves )pursuant to Natural Law1 using #ritical Thinking 4http255goo.gl567f89:.>ith a<or edia feeling obligated to run ads alleging they are more trustworthy than the internet, it will be interesting to hear whether you find ma<or media"s reporting or this writer"s reporting as better reflecting the truth you will determine for yourselfE8ou can read the ma<or media"s spun versions of these eCpansions of Transparency and -ccountability of government here2
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 http255strib.mn5*b=m(n+Though one of these actions seems to be lacking in sincerity and scope, they represent concessions in a well documented struggle by groups this writer has led, leads or has otherwise  been affiliated with to achieve peaceful resolution to some of our Natural Law 6ight !etitions for 6edress of 3rievances without fear of punishment and reprisal as reduced to writing in the *st -mendment.For those new readers who are unaware, this writer has been involved in what he now calls the >? T@? !?A!L? T-6 )Transparency, -ccountability and 6eform1 movement for more than ( years. >hile this writer has been primarily engaged in demanding Judicial T-6 and 3overnment Fiscal T-6, he has been aligned with and affiliated with groups with diverse demands for redress of grievances from our government. =ince (($, hundreds of innesotans have sought and been denied a hearing to give evidence and testimony of systemic corruption in the innesota Judiciary before the innesota @ouse and =enate Judiciary #ommittees.8our government, who misleads rank and file -mericans into believing it is benevolent, is anything but. 8our government actively, illegally and unconstitutionally, punishes and reprises against the voices of political dissent. -t least one individual has moved out of the country to escape the retaliation. Athers have moved out of state and assumed a low profile to escape retribution. Athers have lost <obs and5or had businesses destroyed. Athers have been estranged from their children by court order in happenstance divorces. )This writer has had his business, finances, health and reputation destroyed in punishment for being perceived as one of the leaders of these rank and file citiBens who simply wanted to eCercise their *st -mendment 6ights.1 It has  been saddening and maddening to see your government ruthlessly punish average -mericans for simply pointing out the in<ustices in which our government and <udiciary has been engaged.
 
)-nd writer chooses not to disclose their names so those who wish, can avoid further retribution from your government.1The point of these previous 0 paragraphs being that these recent actions of government were paid for by some of your fellow citiBens that your government forced to endure retribution and hardship to restore what should have been simple right.
"eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing." 
-ndrew JacksonIf you should run into any of your fellow citiBens who have paid the price, so that we all can secure their blessing, please make sure you thank them for their efforts and sacrifices.efore anymore is said, this writer appreciatively calls for Ghat"s offH, a hard handshake and full support of ;= Federal Judge 6ichard Leon and inneapolis !olice #hief Jane @arteau. Judge 6ichard Leon ruled the N=- phone snooping unconstitutional and !olice #hief Jane @arteau called for the outsourcing of complaints against inneapolis !olice Afficers. These two patriots refused to Ggo along to get alongH with the current corrupt status uo and sided with >? T@? !?A!L?. This writer, knowing the retaliation these two patriots will be sub<ected to, calls upon rank and file -mericans to openly and vigorously support and defend Judge 6ichard Leon and !olice #hief Jane @arteau as true champions of >? T@? !?A!L?. If >? T@? !?A!L? don"t support and defend our own champions, who willE
ANALYSIS7 O*o%-"n# M"nne0o'"* Po'"-e (MPD) Ine%n' In!e*"#"on*
This will likely be the shortest of this writer"s three analysis, as it appears so straight/forward.The inneapolis !olice epartment has had a number of complaints against its officers in recent years. These complaints have resulted in big lawsuits for which the taCpayers have had to pay. 8et, most often the accused does not lose their <ob and often gets a mere slap on the wrist. istrust of law enforcement in certain sub/communities has led to rising concerns of community unrest. =o great have the financial and community unrest concerns become that inneapolis is scheduled to euip each officer with video cameras.
Mo%e 0%o* hn -on* on 0o'"-e $o+ -/*
 http255strib.mn5@@iK*!erhaps some of the most outrageous miscarriages of in<ustice came via the etro 3ang =trike Force a few years back. Tasked with rooting out gang activity across the Twin #ities etro area, this law enforcement group apparently went rogue. Law enforcement officers in the Task Force  beat up, robbed and abused innocent citiBens for years with little or no oversight. -gain, taCpayers got to foot the bill but this writer does not recall any officer being criminally charged or convicted or even losing their <ob.
Me%o n# S%".e Fo%-e #e* off *-o f%ee

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