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Fear Of Gang Violence Cancels Richfield 4th Of July Carnival
CBS Minnesota ^ | July 3, 2013 | Aristea Brady

Posted on 07/04/2013 3:57:18 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A Fourth of July tradition that’s been around for decades is canceled this year because police fear it draws gangs.

Police urged the City of Richfield to cancel its annual Fourth of July Carnival at Veterans Park.

“I was kind of bummed,” said resident Maria Casillas, “because every year we come out to the carnival.”

Casillas thinks it’s ridiculous for the gangs to ruin the carnival for her, her two children and other families.

Lt. Mike Flaherty of Richfield Police says a number of gangs from north Minneapolis came to the Richfield Carnival last year and police confiscated three guns.

“Every year that the carnival’s there, it always seems to be kind of a hot spot for trouble,” he said.

Flaherty added: “We went to the City, we went to the Fourth of July committee, explained our concerns from a public safety standpoint, and our recommendation was not to have the carnival anymore.”

(Excerpt) Read more at minnesota.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: doj4criminals; dojvsamerica; gangs; gangviolence; holderspeople; minneapolis; nojustice; obamanation
Yeah that's the ticket. Just surrender to the street thugs.
1 posted on 07/04/2013 3:57:18 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg
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To: Mad Dawgg

confiscated three guns? no arrests??? just a whack on the pee pee and off you go?


2 posted on 07/04/2013 4:03:13 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Another ‘fundamental transformation’ of America. I do not recognize this country any more.


3 posted on 07/04/2013 4:06:13 PM PDT by griswold3 (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes)
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To: griswold3

Allowing the animals to run your life, this is how they deal with the issues. Have it if there’s trouble crack some fn heads and lets see if it happeneds again


4 posted on 07/04/2013 4:09:43 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
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To: griswold3
"Another ‘fundamental transformation’ of America. I do not recognize this country any more."

Well not surprising, cuz we don't live in America anymore.

We live in the "Obamanation"...

5 posted on 07/04/2013 4:09:54 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Mad Dawgg

“Yeah that’s the ticket. Just surrender to the street thugs.”

The way I figure it, they probably weren’t paying for the fireworks anyway (just as they don’t pay for their schools, police, etc.). I have no problem with canceling it anywhere “thugs” are a problem; they aren’t “American” anyway (and don’t apprecite their significance).


8 posted on 07/04/2013 4:28:37 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: griswold3

Having us cower to thugs is the democrat party way. Eric Holder stood for the New Black Panthers armed with baseball bats while people were voting at that time. Standing your ground and/or protecting your castle are democrat no-no’s (Martin-Zimmerman case). Flash mobs with theft and destruction aren’t covered by media and if they are, the perpetrators race is undisclosed (protected).


10 posted on 07/04/2013 4:38:57 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: Mad Dawgg

If Obama had a gang it would look like them.


11 posted on 07/04/2013 4:39:52 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

If these things were stopped the first time & extreme penalties incurred they would think twice. I think what a country like Malaysia must think of how we let thugs ruin our lives. It’s NOT fair!


12 posted on 07/04/2013 4:51:50 PM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: leaning conservative

That guy that was caught on tape beating that women during the home invasion in New Jersey had 12 felony convictions. TWELVE!!!


13 posted on 07/04/2013 4:56:15 PM PDT by The Toll
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To: The Toll

Yeah but some great-great-great Grandpa of the perp might have been on a slave ship or perhaps running it. Holder’s people get more strikes in the game.


14 posted on 07/04/2013 5:18:32 PM PDT by soycd
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To: Mad Dawgg
That's racist!

We're supposed to accept that different cultures just have different customs and ways of expressing themselves. We should embrace diversity and all that!

15 posted on 07/04/2013 5:20:32 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Mad Dawgg
Interesting comment on CBS site:

hey Ryback, hows the "sanctuary city" BS you've been touting working?.....yes YOU are responsible more than any one person for bringing this garbage to our city and suburbs......YOU get credit for this garbage AND the largest population of Somalian free loaders in the entire country.

16 posted on 07/04/2013 6:13:31 PM PDT by Larry381 ("Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.")
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Richfield?
Richfield???
I grew up in next door Bloomington in the 60s and 70s. Richfield was about as benign as a suburb could be
Things have changed


17 posted on 07/04/2013 6:15:13 PM PDT by kidd
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To: kearnyirish2

I have no problem with canceling it anywhere “thugs” are a problem;
= = = = = = = = = = = = = =
The ‘correct’ way to go is

THE SHOW GOES ON!!!

Cancel the thugs.

But we got the pRez doing an ‘around the world’ vacation/tour with the bride and a few hundred(??) friends while fireworks are being cancelled at MILITARY BASES and ‘little’ guys are being furloughed.

Lets park ALL the pResidential Fleet and lay off some of the ‘Palace Guard’ AND FURLOUGH CONGRESS and the SENATE w/o pay for a couple months.

Now that would be progress.


18 posted on 07/04/2013 6:23:03 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --Inside every 'older' man there is a 'younger' man wondering "WTF happened")
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To: Mad Dawgg

Police fears trump rights—but we’re not a police state, because the cops confiscated some guns last year.


19 posted on 07/04/2013 6:25:36 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: The Toll

And he just pleaded not guilty to this one. With 12 priors and the fact that he’s still alive, let alone on the street, tells you something about how ass-backwards things are at the moment.


20 posted on 07/04/2013 7:28:26 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Hey Flaherty, why don’t you grow a backbone and do your job? Oh, that’s right, you are an LEO in MINNESOTA. Useless, as usual. I am so glad I left your cesspool state to return to Texas. Flush your state down the toilet.


21 posted on 07/04/2013 7:44:14 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: kidd

Probably those kids from Edina going down to stir up trouble.

My older brother would tell of the huge fights after the football games between Edina and Richfield back in the sixties. When I was in school we didn’t have that stuff. I think it ended when they went from old-fashioned brawls to some kids bring baseball bats and really busting up some other kids, cars, etc.


22 posted on 07/04/2013 7:48:57 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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