Friday, June 17, 2005

Here We Go Again - You Didn't Read This In The Red Star Today


Lowry Hill East and Whittier Neighborhoods June 16, 2005

In the past week, there have been seven robberies of persons.
June 12, 3:20 a.m. 26xx Bryant Ave. S.—Suspect black male, 25-35 years old, 5’11"; demanded money at gunpoint.
June 12, 8:30 a.m. 1st Ave/E. 22nd St.—Suspects four black males, 16-18 years old; demanded money.
June 14, 3:30 a.m. 26xx Harriet Ave.—Suspect black male, 20-25 years old, 5’5"-5’7"; demanded money.
June 14, 11:30 p.m. 28th/Colfax Ave. S.—Suspects two males 15-16 years old; demanded money at knifepoint.
June 15, 2:00 a.m. 27th/Pillsbury Ave.—Suspects four black males, 18-25 years old; demanded money.
June 15, noon W. 25th St./Aldrich Ave S.—Suspect black male, 20-30 years old, 5’11"-6’; demanded money, threatened with baseball bat.
June 15, 11:30 p.m. 23xx Lyndale Ave. S.—Suspects two black males, 23-35 years old, 5’9"-6’; demanded money at gunpoint.

The geography of these robberies is roughly the Uptown area, but a little off the beaten path for the suburbanites and non-locals. Nevertheless, it's a densely populated area, with a lot of young people out and about. We hope they're carrying, strapped, and packin'.

How many of you folks have been informed of this localized crime wave? Did the Red Star tell you? Feel good about that? And isn't it almost guaranteed that if the Strib reported these crimes, no suspect description would be given? Remember the Red Star axiom: If the perp is black, suppress useful suspect description. If the perp is caucasion, give identifying information down to their favorite color.

Better yet, forget the Red Star. Rambix will give you as much information as possible to keep you informed, and hopefully out of harm's way.

Let's be careful out there in Ryback's crime-infested city.