Thursday, December 08, 2005

Minneapolis smash-and-grabs, double murder, University conceal and carry

The Minneapolis Quagmire continues today with a KSTP Channel 5 Eyewitness News report about smash-and-grab burglaries hitting the upscale Linden Hills Neighborhood in Southwest Minneapolis near Lake Harriet [ALERT - Man beaten at Lake Harriet, Minneapolis 11/22/05].

As a matter of perspective, the area is very nice, despite it being virtual ground zero of liberalism. You'll find your hard core Wellstone worshipers, as well as the "alternate lifestyle" crowd, and a hippie co-op for good measure. The "downtown" part of Linden Hills is very well traveled, and has small shops, an ice cream shop, a hardware store, and so on, all amidst usually quiet neighborhoods of single family homes.

This story is actually quite stunning, much like the beating at Lake Harriet referenced above - these things really don't (or didn't) happen here. Please watch the video:

Things have changed mayor Ryback - get control of your city.

Speaking of control, 2 more corpses turn up in mayor Ryback's city: "Many Questions, Few Answers In Double Homicide". Granted this happened on the north side, where your chance of getting smoked is pretty high on a day-to-day basis. Nevertheless, it's generally considered distasteful when bodies start piling up behind the local grocery store.

And finally, if you want to defend yourself against the Minneapolis crime contingent, well, you can't on campus of the University of Minnesota: "Conceal and carry privileges don’t extend to U property".

So if you're a criminal, do your crimes on campus. Or do them in Minneapolis, where you'll find like-minded savages running amok.