Thursday, April 28, 2005

Uptown violence explodes, Strib gives clues

Today the Strib found itself reluctantly obligated to report the upsurge in armed robberies of persons in the Uptown Minneapolis area, which have escalated from "simple" armed robberies to shots fired and physical injury. Try as they might to suppress it, word is getting out in other media outlets, and, always the follower, the Strib prints an update - in the "B" section. The Red Star's initial story gave no suspect desriptions (even though the police had released pretty thorough information in that regard), so surely the update will have full information for the safety of the general public. Let's see what they came up with:

"In the other robberies, police say one to three young men accosted one to three victims, displayed a gun and took wallets, purses and cash cards. Robberies fitting that description (What description?) were committed every night last week between 9:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m."
There you have it: Three young men. Again no useful information. What a shameful "news" organization. Because we follow the news closely from multiple sources, we know the truth. Because of the Star Tribune's penchant for social engineering and political correctness, the average visitor to the Uptown area won't have a clue what to look for. And they might get hurt. Thanks, Star Tribune.