Wednesday, March 15, 2006

McManus Escapes And Other News

There's so much happening in crime news today, it's tough to keep up.

If anyone saw Fox9 News tonight, they had a long segment on Minneapolis Police Chief McManus accepting the Chief job in San Antonio. Part of the segment was quite Rambix-like, as they detailed the double digit violent crime increases during his tenure.

San Antonio appeared thrilled to have him. The no confirmation yet on rumors the criminals in that city were quite happy also.

Here's the KSTP TV story and the WCCO TV story on McManus' escape from Minneapolis.

The Chief of Diversity was popular amongst many in the community activist community:

His supporters said the chief has reached out to members of the minority community and has handled a jump in crime [Ed. - ??].

"He understands the people of color," said V.J. Smith with Mad Dads. "He understands the need, he understands racism, and he understands what that can do to the community and he understands how to be understanding in those situations."
So the Chief is gone, and we're left with the crime. Thank you very little.

In other happy news, KSTP News reports that the Niedere murderers get life sentences for their heinous crimes: "Niedere, Kiester get life for Hastings slayings".

You may recall from prior posts that one of the most frequent search terms which brings readers to Rambix and the Red Star is the name "Neidere".

Niedere, 18 and Clayton Kiester, 17, were sentenced to life in prison today in connection to their guilty pleas in the murder of Niedere's parents. The judge overseeing the case has called the proceeding the "most painful proceeding he's been through in his life.

Matt Niedere took the stand last month in a plea agreement and described how he mowed down his parents with a handgun. He said he would have continued firing if he hadn't run out of bullets.

Kiester then took the stand and admitted that he finished off the Niedere's, even though he considered them to be like a second family.

The boys could be considered for parole after 30 years in prison.
These were by all accounts a brutal, graphic murders. So can you believe these demons could potentially be free before their 50th birthdays? That's what amounts to "life" in prison in Minnesota.

The last story in this post is about someone who, believe it or not, could possibly be more evil than the Niedere killers. In no post on this blog, ever, have I come across a more revolting character with a Minnesota connection than the homosexual pedophile killer, Joseph Edward Duncan III.

Here's some prior Rambix posts on this creature:

Pedophile released, county sued

Tough judge? One predator, 4 dead

Vile creature grasps straws

There's more here.

There's also a very good compendium of the case at the

The latest, per KSTP News, is that Becker County, MN is going to be sued over release of the animal: "Becker County sued over Duncan's release".

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (AP) - A deadline for serving Becker County with a wrongful death lawsuit over the release of alleged kidnapper and killer Joseph E. Duncan III is approaching, but the county still hasn't received the paperwork.

The county's attorney for the case, Jon Iverson, of Bloomington, said Tuesday that it was unusual the county hadn't been served and that he had "never seen anything like it."
A lot of people dropped the ball on this one and need to pay.

The lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages, claims Becker County was negligent because Judge Thomas Schroeder set Duncan's bail too low on an unrelated child molestation charge, and that the county then failed to supervise him once he posted $15,000 bail.
Here's Duncan's list of terror:

Duncan is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in Idaho state court for the bludgeoning deaths of Groene, McKenzie and 13-year-old Slade Groene. Eight-year-old Shasta Groene and her brother, 9-year-old Dylan, remained missing for seven weeks until Duncan was spotted with the girl at a Denny's restaurant in Couer d'Alene. Dylan was later found dead at a remote Montana campsite where the children had apparently been held. Duncan faces separate kidnapping charges in federal court.

Duncan, a Tacoma, Wash., native, spent most of his adult life in prison for raping a boy in Tacoma. He had lived in Fargo, N.D., since his release from prison in 2000 until last spring, when Becker County authorities charged him with molesting a 6-year-old boy in Detroit Lakes. He jumped bail last April.
Sleep well!