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Still from MnDOT traffic camera taken at 6:36 a.m. at Highway 100 and Excelsior
Daniel January 23, 2014 at 06:38 pm
I would have to disagree on this one. I do think some of the German car drivers do get aggressiveRead More but I wouldn't say that driving an import is anti-American. Many of the Ford, GM, and Chrysler products are imports. Even the Ford Crown Victoria was an import when it was still in production. All drivers are on their cell phones now and not paying attention to driving that crosses all makes and models. I have several cars. Some US badges, Japanese, and British.
Mike B. January 24, 2014 at 09:33 am
The Crown Vic was the car! If GM were smart, they'd bring back the Electra 225!
Daniel January 24, 2014 at 11:16 pm
But the Crown Vic was an import.
Daniel January 22, 2014 at 01:14 pm
There was probably not enough physical evidence E.G. bruising or redness. These groups ofRead More shoplifters work like packs of trained animals. Each has a job, and the few times they are caught they act as though they are being assaulted by security.
Mike B. January 22, 2014 at 03:37 pm
Daniel, not only that... these shoplifting teams are often from the same family. The parents sendRead More their kids in to distract the owner, then the parents rip off the store. This used to be just the Gypsies, but it's not always that case anymore.
Rob January 22, 2014 at 04:18 pm
Oh, Mike B, you are quite the card. I can always count on you to make me laugh.
Mike B. January 21, 2014 at 05:42 pm
This robbery at Knollwood is yet another reason why Minnesota needs "stand your ground"Read More laws so that innocent civilians can protect themselves. If robbers knew that their targeted person might put them six feet under, we would see less crime. "Stand your ground" has proven successful in states that have sensible laws to protect innocent civilians, such as Texas, Mississippi and Florida.
Rob January 22, 2014 at 08:39 am
You seem to misunderstand the "stand your ground" law. It doesn't give you the right toRead More chase someone down and shoot them. Since the guy grabbed the wallet and ran away, "stand your ground" would not apply. Our current Permit to Carry laws would have been ample for this situation and still not offered much recourse. People with CCW/PTC actually have to conduct themselves more carefully as carrying a weapon comes with added responsibility and liability. Your post only adds to misunderstanding and bad image for those who wish to carry responsibly.
Ken January 22, 2014 at 01:09 pm
Why is no one upset that citizens are being informed of this 6 weeks later? Is it better to beRead More informed or left in the dark?
Mike B. January 21, 2014 at 06:33 pm
I am guessing the three individuals involved in this assault were not on their way to a social hourRead More at the Lake Minnetonka Garden Club.
MikeWLS January 22, 2014 at 06:38 am
Was this at the Holiday Gas station?
Casey January 22, 2014 at 01:17 pm
Amy, how about you move them next door to you then? I love how the Liberal mind wants everyone toRead More have a second chance and tries to protect AN OBVIOUS VIOLENT person, but then can't put their money where their BIG mouth is!
Mike B. January 9, 2014 at 12:15 pm
This article would be clearer in meaning if the headline and story had read "fiancee," toRead More denote a female.
DobermanLady January 11, 2014 at 12:35 pm
What world do you live in Mike? The story I read and see posted above clearly states the the victimRead More was the man's fiance, albeit they spelled it differently but the meaning is more than clear. Perhaps you are not aware that there are different, yet correct, spellings for that word.
Daniel January 9, 2014 at 01:18 pm
I don't thinking arming the retail clerks is the answer. Real prison sentences need to be doled outRead More and not these half-hearted attempts at justice to keep the state's prison stats low.
Boss Hoss January 9, 2014 at 04:36 pm
Just chop off a hand or foot on the spot and call it a day.
Mike B. January 10, 2014 at 12:21 pm
Or even worse, Boss Hoss, force the perpetrators to watch an endless loop of C-Span speeches byRead More Senator Harry Reid!
Mike B. January 8, 2014 at 05:32 pm
The problem is that Mark Andrew, by his ultra- liberal votes over his discredited Democrat PartyRead More political career, has enabled the thugs that attack innocent civilians to thrive in Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota area. This state needs strong "Stand Your Ground" laws that would protect law-abiding citizens. Mark Andrew, Mike Freeman, and other Democrat Party hacks continue to obstruct such laws, which have made states such as Florida and Texas much safer than Minnesota in which to live.
DobermanLady January 11, 2014 at 12:32 pm
This has got to be the most idiotic statement I've ever heard! Florida and Texas more safe thanRead More Minnesota? Hardly! You couldn't PAY me to live in either state. And how is the Democrat Party (which actually doesn't exist -- it's the DemocratIC Party) discredited? I'm proud to be a Democrat -- and an ultra liberal at that. I prefer a government that cares about and for its citizens rather than one -- like Texas and Florida -- where the government doesn't care on bit about the weakest and the poorest members of their society. Like Florida, where they want to drug test welfare recipients but not state elected officials who also receive payments from their government. Stand your ground laws are an embarrassment for any state that has passed them.
Mike B. January 12, 2014 at 04:17 pm
Interesting that Democrat Hennepin County Atty Freeman has no solution, other than for law-abidingRead More citizens to cower in fear of these violent thugs. It's no wonder crime is on the upswing in Minneapolis, whereas in conservative/Republican areas of the country crime is down.
Tim Spake January 8, 2014 at 08:28 pm
Mike, Don't you think both sides told their story during trial?
Jason Rahall January 8, 2014 at 10:57 pm
I don't understand how any reasonable person on a jury could condone kicking in the head aRead More non-threatening person already on the ground. Wow. The rouser is only going to cost the city more money when he kills someone in one of his ultraviolent outbursts.
Daniel January 9, 2014 at 09:15 am
I would agree that many Minnesota cops are poor examples of what a police officer is supposed to be.Read More The overwhelming majority got their jobs through nepotism and union thuggery. I don't know the details on this case. If it went to a trial, the jury must have seen the evidence to award the $125,000. The City should not be on the hook for this since he was off-duty. Wait for the lawsuit the Griffin files against the city for untreated PTSD.
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