Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Ryback's Minneapolis

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Ryback is nowhere to be seen or heard following a crime which encapsulates the utter depravity of the city he ostensibly leads. He technically may hold less power than the City Council, but he is the figurehead. Rather than standing tall in the face of adversity, he is trying to figure out how to "reweave the urban fabric".

Meanwhile, an Emergency Room nurse is taking a .45 slug through the eye while driving through the Mayor's city. KARE 11 reports more details:

Robert Wheeler and Theresa Schiller had just scoped out the best place to be dropped off for the City of Lakes Loppet and they were returning home when they stopped at the intersection of 8th Avenue and Penn Avenue North.

Suddenly, said Robert, "bang, bang, bang, three shots rang out right next to the car." Theresa was sitting in the passenger seat of the minivan and screamed to Robert, 'I've been hit in the eye and there's blood.'

Police figure the shot that hit 49-year-old Schiller slammed through the rear window of the minivan, ricocheted off the dashboard, and then struck her in the eye. Wheeler said he has no idea where the shots came from, "You're not going to get out of the car and see what's going on, you just want to get out of there in a hurry."
This couple was engaged in the most innocent of activities, and now a productive member of our society is maimed. The most salient quote of all comes from Theresa Schiller's husband, Robert Wheeler:

"It's a shame you can't drive through the streets of Minneapolis without getting shot," said Wheeler. The retired emergency room doctor added, "it's just a sad thing. I'm more sad than angry."
Where are the Mayor and the Police Chief? When will they crack down on the animals that are running their city?

There are some good posts at Anti-Strib for more disturbing Minneapolis info:

shark.bait writes "Just some numbers for those who don’t think that crime in MPLS is "all that bad""

Tracy writes "40 people a month???"

And finally,