Tuesday, September 19, 2006

More Bad News For The Univ. Of Minnesota

The hits just keep coming for the University of Minnesota. H/T to Rambix reader A. Karl K. for the heads up on the story the campus recruiters don't want you to see, from the Minnesota Daily newspaper: "U area sees assault increase".

Assaults up 113 percent

Minneapolis' 2nd Precinct, which includes the University, saw a 113 percent increase in reported assaults in August from the same period last year, according to police figures.

>> A fraternity member was assaulted Sunday after asking a group of eight to 10 men to not walk through the yard of Chi Psi at 15th and University Avenues. The men refused to walk around and a confrontation ensued when the victim was punched in the face.

>> Saturday, a man was leaving a store at 14th Avenue and 5th Street when another man asked him for money. He refused to give any and was punched in the face.

>> A man was riding his bike Sept. 11 near Emerald Street and Franklin Avenue Southeast about 3 p.m. Two men stopped him with a car and punched him in the face.

>> A group of 10 to 15 men assaulted a student Sept. 9. The group approached the victim and asked about a party. He suffered a broken jaw after being pushed to the ground and kicked.

Benjamin Sodetani, a first-year Minneapolis Community and Technical College student, witnessed the assault on his friend, who he's known since third grade.

"(He) was lying on the ground of the parking lot; he was conscious but didn't know what was going on," Sodetani said.
Unfortunately, the University suffers along with Minneapolis. The effects of the Minneapolis Quagmire have ramifications throughout the metro area and the state. To wit: this, from KSTP Eyewitness News:

2 arrested in Brooklyn Pk. Wendy's shooting

Two suspects were arrested in connection to a shooting at a Wendy's Restaurant located on 7445 71st Ave. N. in Brooklyn Park.

Antonio Valentino Devon Houle and another suspect were arrested Tuesday morning.

Tuesday at 12:45 a.m., Brooklyn Park police responded to a emergency call from inside Wendy's reporting that the manager had been shot in the back.

According to police, a suspect had ordered food at the drive-thru and got into an argument with one of the clerks. He threatened that he had a gun and would be back. The vehicle was spotted in the restaurant's parking lot five minutes later and then shots were fired.

When police arrived on the scene, they found the manager suffering from a minor gunshot wound. Police obtained a description of the suspect and their vehicle from employees
The police arrested the coward and his accomplice shortly thereafter. What will Ms. Klobuchar do with this criminal?

Kennedy vs. The Machine weighs in.

Shark Bait of Anti-Strib weighs in.

[Photo courtesy KSTP News]