Tuesday, May 03, 2005

The Uptown crime wave and the PC trifecta

We're going to let this one mostly speak for itself. Here's a portion of the latest St. Paul Pioneer Planet update:

"Minneapolis police have captured four teenagers they say could be responsible for 22 "bold and brazen" armed robberies last month that targeted late-night partiers leaving the trendy Uptown neighborhood's restaurants and bars. The teens were arrested early Sunday after police say they pulled a gun on a couple and demanded money. None of the teenagers had been charged as of Monday. The suspects — Abikani Mohammed Ahmed, 19; Abdulkadir Musse Jama, 18; Abdishakur Adan Hassan, 18, and a 16-year-old whose name police did not release — were being held in the Hennepin County Jail."

Could it be any more obvious why this information has been downplayed? Can anyone argue that it hasn't been downplayed? Has the media, in particular the Red Star, just hit the PC trifecta? We'll let the reader decide.