Thursday, March 7, 2013
Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek joined lawmakers and Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association at the Capitol Wednesday.
Thursday, March 7
Editor's Note: The following is a Hennepin County Sheriff's Office press release. Wednesday, Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek and the Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association announced support for state legislation that would improve public safety by strengthening gun background checks and increasing punishments for repeat offenders. Sheriff Stanek and Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association Executive Director Jim Franklin joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers at the State Capitol in St. Paul to support the legislation authored by State Representative Debra Hilstrom of Brooklyn Center. The proposal would improve data sharing by providing the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) with the most current, accurate and complete …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek: “The severely mentally ill should never have access to guns. We have an epidemic of untreated mental illness in the U.S. and right here in Minnesota.”
Monday, January 7, 2013
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Sunday, December 23, 2012
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
A statement from the district says, 'Our thoughts and prayers are with those families and that community.'
The St. Louis Park School District has released a statement about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT: We at St. Louis Park Public Schools are deeply saddened to hear of the news of the elementary school shooting in Connecticut. Our thoughts and prayers are with those families and that community. Safety is our first priority, and we are proactive in taking measures to keep students and staff safe. If you have specific questions or concerns, please contact your child’s school principal. For additional resources, visit the National Association of School Psychologists website at www.nasponline.org. More Newtown coverage on St. Louis Park Patch: For up-to-the-minute information, see Newtown Patch. Follow us on Twitter | …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Sheriff Rich Stanek reminds citizens not to hesitate to call 911.
Editor's Note: The following is a release from the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office. The effects of the events in Newtown, Connecticut have been felt nationwide. People throughout the country – along with people here in Hennepin County – are reviewing public safety information – especially as it relates to schools and campuses. As you may know, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office works in partnership with local law enforcement and school administration on the important public safety goal of keeping schools secure. This week, and in the coming days, the law enforcement community has been increasing their visibility near schools across Hennepin County with additional squad cars and uniformed officers and deputies in an effort to reassure …
People all over the world want to know how to help Sandy Hook residents following Friday's horrifying mass shooting. Post "I want to help" in this comment thread to get updates on what you can do.
Updated, 12/17, 4:44 p.m. For a list of the charities identified by families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, click here. Updated, 12/17, 3:37 p.m. The U.S. Postal Service has set up a post office box for the public to send its condolences to Newtown. You can send letters and cards to P.O. Box 3700, Newtown, CT 06470. Original Story In the wake of the unimaginable tragedy at Sandy Hook School Friday people from all over the world—in Connecticut, California, Canada and much farther away in Australia and India—sent an outpouring of support and want to know how they can help. If you want to be notified via email of ways to provide comfort and support during this difficult time, please post in the comments section: "I …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Congressman is co-sponsor to bill pushing assault weapons ban, other measures.
Decrying the Newtown, CT massacre and the large number of mass shootings in America in recent years, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) called on his congressional colleagues to pass a package of gun control laws he had co-sponsored. “As parents, we cannot imagine the deep pain that such a tragedy leaves in its wake," read a statement jointly released by the offices of Ellison and Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) on Monday. “Such tragedies cannot be ignored or accepted as the new norm." Grijalva and Ellison co-chair the House of Representatives' Progressive Caucus. Ellison and Grijalva urged their colleagues to pass a package of gun control legislation that includes a ban on high-capacity magazines and assault weapons, like those used by Newtown shooter …
The congressman also asked a judge to end the U.S. Senate filibuster.
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement Friday after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT: "I am shocked and deeply saddened by the tragic shooting today in a Connecticut elementary school that took the lives of 27, including 18 children. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and victims. As a father, I cannot imagine the pain and grief that comes from losing a child in such a senseless tragedy. While we do not yet know the full details of what happened today, I know our nation will come together to support the community of Newtown." Find information on how to help those affected by the tragedy. Ellison Asks Judge to End Senate Filibuster Ellison is among four Democratic House members …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
'It is important for us to focus on how our children, adolescents and vulnerable others hear about (recent shootings) and process this information.'