Friday, June 30, 2006

You've Got To Be Joking

The Minneapolis Southwest Journal crime blotter reveals stories you don't see in the larger MSM, like, for example, the Red Star. This particular crime blotter entry would be almost unbelieveable if it weren't Minneapolis:

May 25, 9 p.m., W. 31st St. and Humboldt Ave. S. Two unknown suspects allegedly tackled a 26-year-old woman and then tried to steal her purse. The victim hung on to the purse and started screaming for help. This caused the suspects to run from the scene without the purse.
"Tackled the woman"? This happened at 9 pm in a heavily populated area, and begs the question:

What kind of freak criminals are running wild in Minneapolis, and what is going on in Uptown?