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Rise in Minneapolis crime topped Midwest, FBI says
Star Tribune ^ | 6-9-06 | David Chanen and Myron P. Medcalf

Posted on 06/11/2006 9:24:36 AM PDT by Rakkasan1

An FBI report to be released Monday will say that violent crime reports in Minneapolis increased more last year than any other Midwest city and that the jump is among the tops in the United States. The crimes of homicide, rape, aggravated assault and robbery increased by 35 percent from 2004, compared to an average 5 percent increase for cities of similar size to Minneapolis across the nation, according to FBI crime statistics given to interim Police Chief Tim Dolan on Friday. Violent crime rose an average of 2 percent nationwide.

Dolan said the numbers didn't surprise the department, which has been instituting strategies to reduce violent crime for several years. The FBI gave him a heads-up before the report was released because of the significant increase, he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: crime; fbi; midwest; minneapolis; mpls; rybak
"What's causing the increase? You can't put your finger on one thing," he said.

It could be a lack of officers or not enough funding for afterschool and truancy programs and social services for teens, he said. There are also economic issues and "just too many guns on the streets," he(Rybak) said.

yep, those darn guns just up and about randomly shootin' people.

Enjoy your 'sanctuary city' ,loser.

1 posted on 06/11/2006 9:24:39 AM PDT by Rakkasan1
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To: Rakkasan1

Due in part to that Viqueens Cruise.


2 posted on 06/11/2006 9:27:04 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Rakkasan1

I wonder if the rise in crime has anything to do with the influx of violence-prone Somalians into the area. Sure seems like that to me...although the wimpy media hesitates to report it.

http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2006/04/the_shoot_white.asp


3 posted on 06/11/2006 9:34:24 AM PDT by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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To: Rakkasan1
Yep, The last time I was in Minneapolis, about 5 yrs ago, I had my Police Scanner with me and there was about 5 additional calls waiting for each officer in the downtown area as they tried to handle the call they were dispatched on previously. Stabbings, shootings, and fights, etc. on a Friday night/Saturday morning & my buddy, who lives there, said that was typical for the area!

I was glad I lived in Iowa! No offense meant to my friends in Minnesota!
4 posted on 06/11/2006 9:35:13 AM PDT by IAGreywolf
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How many Katrina refugees did they take in...


5 posted on 06/11/2006 9:35:45 AM PDT by oolatec
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To: Rakkasan1

I'd look at the burgeoning "immigrant" community for answers. Start with the Somalis. These PC losers will never publish the ethnicity of the criminals in their midst.


6 posted on 06/11/2006 9:37:31 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Rakkasan1

All of those problems are getting worse in Minneapolis???


Sounds like it's going to hell.


7 posted on 06/11/2006 9:54:09 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Rakkasan1
Minneapolis is a sanctuary city in a state with great welfare benefits. Wonder if that could be part of the problem? No, it's probably those Scandinavians.
9 posted on 06/11/2006 9:59:59 AM PDT by BW2221
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To: Katatak; kittymyrib

I thought the Somalis were in Maine?


10 posted on 06/11/2006 10:02:13 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Conservatism is moderate, it is the center, it is the middle of the road)
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To: Rakkasan1
"What's causing the increase? You can't put your finger on one thing," he said.

Isn't Minneapolis a "Sanctuary" city, and what percentage of this crime increase is attributable to illegal aliens? The reason there is no mention of this is because it's politically incorrect to mention such things in the MSM.

11 posted on 06/11/2006 10:02:36 AM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: Katatak

Should have used that surplus anti-tank missle all us right wingers are suppose to have in our trunk...LOL


12 posted on 06/11/2006 10:02:59 AM PDT by Lancer_N3502A
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To: Rakkasan1
"What's causing the increase? You can't put your finger on one thing,"

According to wifey's relatives back there, Meth has become epidemic.

15 posted on 06/11/2006 10:07:59 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Meep Meep)
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To: kittymyrib
Are you sure about the Somalis? (sarc) My liberal sister in law from Mpls. told me they do not use up the welfare and come here to work and add to the economy.....I also tried to tell her that many ER's are closing because of all the non pay immigrants using them as their only source of health care...She said she had not heard that covered on the news (they love CBS)....needless to say I love my sister in law but denial is part of the liberal way of life
18 posted on 06/11/2006 10:16:15 AM PDT by Kimmers
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To: Katatak

There are three main ingrediants: (1)liberal mayor afraid to deal agressively with the crime (2) liberal city council afraid to deal agressively with the crime (3) liberal welfare programs that are attractive to immigrants and transplants. Together, they make a dangerous witch's brew that feeds the bacterial growth of drugs and crime.
Liberalism has its knife on the throat of Minneapolis.


19 posted on 06/11/2006 10:20:27 AM PDT by 2grit
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To: Katatak

Wish he'd fallen out and cracked his skull with you having to swerve out of the way to keep from running him over. That might've inspired me to buy the Red Hammer and Sickle - Man falls out of car mock threatening a driver. Dies on contact.


20 posted on 06/11/2006 10:20:49 AM PDT by definitelynotaliberal
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To: Kimmers

Somali gangs are the newest gangs. They kill (mostly) one another and much of it is related to Khat, their drug of choice...


Khat drug leads to murder

http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/11/30_williamsb_khat/

Police Watch For Increase In Somali Gang Activity

http://www.in-forum.com/articles/index.cfm?id=129388&section=News


23 posted on 06/11/2006 10:52:03 AM PDT by Rakkasan1 (Illegal immigrants are just undocumented friends you haven't met yet!)
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To: ErnBatavia

http://www.usdoj.gov/ndic/pubs3/3920/index.htm

In the United States khat use is most prevalent among immigrants from Somalia, Ethiopia, and Yemen. These individuals use the drug in casual settings or as part of religious ceremonies. Abuse levels are highest in cities with sizable populations of such immigrants including Boston, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Nashville, New York, and Washington, D.C. Law enforcement reporting indicates that some other groups in these areas have begun abusing the drug.

Many Muslims, including Somalis, use khat during the religious month of Ramadan. Law enforcement officials in the United States indicate that a large number of khat seizures occur during Ramadan. In 2002 Ramadan occurred from November 5 through December 4. During November and December, U.S. Customs Service (USCS) officials seized nearly 3,000 kilograms of khat from airports in California, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, New York, and Tennessee. [Note: the USCS is now part of the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service under the Department of Homeland Security.]


24 posted on 06/11/2006 10:55:28 AM PDT by Rakkasan1 (Illegal immigrants are just undocumented friends you haven't met yet!)
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Gee, I lived in Minneapolis more than 20 years ago -- in the Uptown area. It was a great place to live. Sad to see that it's gone down hill.


25 posted on 06/11/2006 11:02:09 AM PDT by ContraryMary (New Jersey -- Superfund cleanup capital of the U.S.A.)
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To: Rakkasan1

Not enough spending on Midnight Basketball is of course the reason.

(If not that, then just not enough spending, period)


26 posted on 06/11/2006 11:41:34 AM PDT by Mikey_1962 (If you build it, they won't come...)
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To: Rakkasan1

City and police afraid to police north Minneapolis neighborhoods for fear of being called racist. That's what I've heard in any case.


27 posted on 06/11/2006 11:42:37 AM PDT by non-anonymous
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To: DJ Taylor

if we go by national average, 29% of our prison population are illegals.

the gift that keeps on giving...


28 posted on 06/12/2006 8:57:39 AM PDT by Rakkasan1 (Illegal immigrants are just undocumented friends you haven't met yet!)
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