Sunday, November 20, 2005

Red Alert - Uptown Minneapolis crime escalating

As documented in this blog starting in the spring and throughout the summer and fall, violent crime in Minneapolis, particularly Uptown Minneapolis has been out of control. What the statistics don't show is that these violent acts are not gang-on-gang or criminal-on-criminal, they are criminal on innocent people.

The recent rash of violent robberies has targeted some of our most vulnerable citizens - the latest case a mother and her two year old daughter who live in the Uptown area. This follows the previous incident (also the previous post) in which a young woman going to the gym was carjacked.

A woman says she was getting out of her car with her 2 year-old daughter when a young man with a gun confronted her and demanded money. The woman says she was confronted after she parked her car in front of her home in Uptown Thursday night. "I heard him cock the gun. We're both traumatized because this happened right in front of my house. I don't feel safe in front of my house," she told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS.
Message to Mayor Ryback - take control of your city!

The Red Star will likely bury the story. They won't connect this latest insult to the multitude of violent incidents that have plagued the Uptown area since spring of 2005. It's all been documented in Rambix and the Red Star, and remains in the archives. The average person may see the story, but will dismiss it as an isolated incident. Little do they know that it isn't isolated, and they are in danger in Uptown.

As of the time of this posting, the Minneapolis Police have not issued a crime alert. The online articles do not give a suspect description, so people do not know what to look for.

We're not trying to be alarmist, but be forewarned: You are in danger visiting Uptown Minneapolis until mayor Ryback can gain control of his city.