Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Update: Spike in violent crime in Minneapolis?

Another violent crime in Minneapolis committed in a popular entertainment area: a woman is raped, kidnapped, stabbed in the St. Anthony Main area. Consistent with the theme Rambix has identified of a disturbing shift from gang-on-gang type violent crime, to crimes committed against "you and me", in popular and populated areas such as Uptown, downtown, and now the nightlife area of St. Anthony Main (see prior post of 5/21/05, titled "Spike in violent crime in Minneapolis?". In other words, nowhere is safe in Minneapolis.

"Minneapolis police are looking for a man who kidnapped and raped a woman Friday night near St. Anthony Main. The woman was approached from behind about 10:15 p.m. as she went to her car, which was near the entertainment district at 2nd Street and 3rd Avenue SE., said Capt. Rich Stanek. She was taken to another car, where she was raped, stabbed and tied up, he said."
The victim was not out in the early morning hours after bar time, she wasn't in a remote area, she apparently was not old and frail. She wasn't doing anything wrong. She was minding her own business and visiting boy-Mayor Ryback's Minneapolis, and this is what she gets.

Rambix has no comment on the likely legal status of the suspect:

"The suspect is Hispanic with a dark complexion who spoke broken English. He is 5 feet 2 to 5 feet 5, 20 to 25 years old with black medium-length straight hair and a mustache."
Clean up your city, boy-Mayor Ryback and police chief McManus!