Thursday, September 28, 2006

ALERT: Univ. of Minnesota Student Robbed By Armed Criminal Gang

"pretty well orchestrated, like they'd done it before,"...

The ink was barely dry on this posting when this story broke out in the Minnesota Daily: "Group robs U student at gunpoint".

A University student stared down the barrel of a gun early Tuesday.

James Bourque, a political science junior, left home on Sixth Street Southeast in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood about 1 a.m. when a group of men approached him, he said.

One of them asked Bourque whether he wanted to buy the drug Ecstasy, he said. Bourque said he turned to walk away and one of the men punched him in the face.

"I fell to one knee," he said, "And when I turned around, there was a gun in my face."

The group demanded money from Bourque and after he gave them the $60 in his wallet, they told him to run away, according to the police report.
No description of the scumbags?

God bless University Police Chief Hestness, but just yesterday, in response to Andrew Rothman's self-defense display at the University, he said that "there's been no change in a need to further defend yourself", in reference to guns (Video).

Do you think he's had a change of heart?

Bourque left the group and avoided any more harm than a bruise from the punch, he said.

Minneapolis Police Lt. Greg Reinhardt said an investigator was being assigned to the case. It is too early to determine whether the attack was related to other crimes in the area, he said.

Bourque said the attack was "pretty well orchestrated, like they'd done it before," and not just a random incident.
Does anyone sense there's a problem in Minneapolis?

The MSM is no help, of course. You won't see this story in the Red Star anytime soon. And (again) why no description of the scumbags?