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Suspect 'just shot into a crowd'
MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 4-2-06 | tom ford

Posted on 04/02/2006 9:18:48 AM PDT by Rakkasan1

In a burst of violence in a busy area of downtown Minneapolis, a gunman fired into a crowd late Friday night and killed a 31-year-old man who had been out with a group of friends, authorities said Saturday. Police and community leaders said the shooting of the Minnetonka man near the Block E entertainment complex was a senseless act, and the death raised questions about safety downtown and led to calls for renewed efforts to stop gun violence in the city.

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TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: blocke; killsville; minneapolis; mn; mpls; mtown; murderapolis; rybak; shooting; shot; suspect
those damn guns just can't be reasonsed with...
1 posted on 04/02/2006 9:18:52 AM PDT by Rakkasan1
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To: Rakkasan1

If there had only been a law against shooting someone with a gun this tragedy would not have occurred.


2 posted on 04/02/2006 9:22:14 AM PDT by Arkinsaw
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To: Rakkasan1

Perhaps, and this is a radical suggestion, crazies should not be allowed to have guns. And, Gasp!, perhaps crazies should not be allowed to roam the streets. And, Gasp!, perhaps the city/state/police should do something about their behavior.

Just a thought.


3 posted on 04/02/2006 9:22:48 AM PDT by Citizen Tom Paine (An old sailor sends)
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To: Rakkasan1

If I were an Oliver Stone conspiracy nut, I would think the gun-control crowd made this happen to strengthen their fear tactics and get laws to make ALL give up their firearms. Naaah! Those GT genuises would never stoop so low.</sarcasm>

vaudine


4 posted on 04/02/2006 9:23:35 AM PDT by vaudine
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Earlier, at a news conference, Rybak had said, "You can't stop a very troubled individual from taking an arbitrary and deadly action."

The Rev. Ian Bethel, who heads the city's PCRC, said: "We've got to get a hold on these guns."

ok, which is it? the shooters or the guns fault?

5 posted on 04/02/2006 9:24:05 AM PDT by digger48
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Minnetonka's.


6 posted on 04/02/2006 9:25:51 AM PDT by johnny7 (ďNah, I ainít Jewish, I just donít dig on swine, thatís all.Ē)
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To: Rakkasan1
Holliday is being held in the Hennepin County jail without bail. He had been convicted of misdemeanor charges, "minor things" such as traffic and drug offenses, said Capt. Rich Stanek.

I don't consider drug offenses to be "minor," but if the Minneapolis police do, then I guess that explains why they have a crime problem. And I would guess that the guy had committed other offenses that were not prosecuted much less punished. If they'd thrown the book at this guy before, he would not have been on the street and committed this murder.

7 posted on 04/02/2006 9:25:59 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: digger48

It always seems to me, gun control fanatics have no clue how easy it is to manufacture a gun.


8 posted on 04/02/2006 9:28:11 AM PDT by patton (Once you steal a firetruck, there's really not much else you can do except go for a joyride.)
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To: digger48
I guess the "good reverend" never heard of these guys: Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
9 posted on 04/02/2006 9:31:59 AM PDT by Rakkasan1 (Muslims pray to Allah, Allah prays to Chuck Norris.(one nation, under sharia))
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Opera music, used to dissuade kids from gathering, blared outside one Block E establishment.

I thought Mars Attacks was a fun movie, but I never thought there might be useful information there. That opera music must have been murder on those kids ears.

10 posted on 04/02/2006 9:54:55 AM PDT by staytrue
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Most stores and restaurants in downtown Minneapolis have signs posted out front that say "Guns are not allowed in this store." Maybe if they made the signs out of bulletproof material, they might be of more use.
11 posted on 04/02/2006 11:23:46 AM PDT by Reaganesque
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