Saturday, May 20, 2006

Minneapolis Peace Rally Shooting

WCCO News reports, via AP, of a shooting at a Friday night "peace rally" in North Minneapolis: "Teen shot at peace rally".

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A rally for peace on the streets of Minneapolis was marred Friday night when a teenager was shot.

Police said the teen was shot around 9 p.m. just as the rally was ending. He was taken to North Memorial Medical Center and was expected to survive.

About 1,500 people were at the rally when a fight broke out, and somebody pulled out a gun and shot the victim in the back, police said.

Organizers were distressed that the peace rally had ended on a violent note because that's just what they were trying to prevent.
Peace rallys don't prevent violence. Being soft and squishy will not prevent violence. Judge Robert Lynn will not prevent violence.

A merciless crackdown by authorities on violent criminals, strong prosecutorial followup, and meaningful prison time will prevent violence.

The Minneapolis Quagmire continues.