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Minn. teen gets 10 years for fatal "knock-out game" punch
CBSnews ^ | February 7, 2014, 5:06 PM

Posted on 02/07/2014 3:27:30 PM PST by gooblah

ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- After 17 months of waiting, a family finally learned how much time the man who killed their son will be in prison, reports CBS Minnesota.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: crime; minnesota; murder; sham

1 posted on 02/07/2014 3:27:30 PM PST by gooblah
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To: gooblah

first degree murder deserves a first class hangin


2 posted on 02/07/2014 3:29:30 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: gooblah

Article says the killer could be out in 5 years with “good behavior”.


3 posted on 02/07/2014 3:30:31 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: gooblah

Didn’t the liberals tell us that the knockout game is a myth???


4 posted on 02/07/2014 3:32:31 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: gooblah
Some people leave the world a better place for their having been there; others leave it a darker, more evil place - it would have been better for everyone else had these individuals had never been born.

Jesse Smithers is among the latter.

5 posted on 02/07/2014 3:33:01 PM PST by skeeter
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To: gooblah

The rule of law means less and less every day.


6 posted on 02/07/2014 3:38:15 PM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: gooblah

Recommendation to friends and family of the murder victim.
When the time is ripe........
Shoot, shovel and shut-up.


7 posted on 02/07/2014 3:38:52 PM PST by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: gooblah

Five years? Five little years. I look at that 20 year old kid and think he would only be 25 at the time his KILLER gets out of jail. I don’t know how his family can stand it. Such an injustice...


8 posted on 02/07/2014 3:40:38 PM PST by momtothree
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To: gooblah


9 posted on 02/07/2014 3:42:01 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: gooblah

The dead guy is still going to be dead forever though, right?


10 posted on 02/07/2014 3:42:22 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: gooblah
The "Knockout Game" does not exist.

It is a figment of the TEA parties fevered imagination.

11 posted on 02/07/2014 3:50:01 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Special lite sentences for Sons of Obama. Cant let them waste too much time behind bars. Theres lots more whiteys out there to play knockout with.


12 posted on 02/07/2014 3:51:06 PM PST by Gasshog (These introductions of non-native species have consequences, like allowing Obama back into the U.S.)
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To: DonaldC
Paging Paul Kersey...paging Paul Kersey...Paul Kersey, please pick up the white courtesy phone...paging Paul Kersey...

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

13 posted on 02/07/2014 3:53:46 PM PST by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: gooblah

Prison has it’s own knock-out game.


14 posted on 02/07/2014 3:53:56 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: JoeProBono

Thank you sir. It is obvious the press is still covering for the Won.

Can’t have the reality of who plays the “knock out” game be shown.


15 posted on 02/07/2014 3:57:04 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: bigheadfred

first degree murder....why is he only getting 10 yrs and probably out in 5?


16 posted on 02/07/2014 4:00:53 PM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: gooblah
A jury trial for Smithers was scheduled to start Tuesday. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 6, and both sides agreed to a term of 10 years, said Assistant County Attorney Will Brost. State guidelines called for 10 years and eight months.

Sounds like the short sentence is because of whatever idiots wrote the Minnesota law. Sounds crazy to me, but I guess 8 months of snow and having to listen to Garrison Keillor will do that.

17 posted on 02/07/2014 4:03:31 PM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: cherry
just kids being kids /s
18 posted on 02/07/2014 4:04:29 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: gooblah

Ten years for KILLING someone?


19 posted on 02/07/2014 4:08:13 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: gooblah

He won an all expense paid trip to College for PHd in Applied Crime.


20 posted on 02/07/2014 4:13:19 PM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: skeeter

Some people leave the world a better place for having been there and some leave the world a better place for leaving it.


21 posted on 02/07/2014 4:15:33 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: gooblah

22 posted on 02/07/2014 4:15:52 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Its a start but we still have a long way to go to get these punks on the end of a rope for playing their stupid game.
Better solution might be to drop them in the streets with one between their eyes and walk away. (Walk fast)


23 posted on 02/07/2014 4:19:34 PM PST by DaveA37
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To: gooblah

So. What’s to be done?

Our AG isn’t going to prosecute “his people” as he stated.

Is there any other legal solution, other than maintaining a defensive posture?


24 posted on 02/07/2014 4:39:03 PM PST by Tigerized (So. Are YOU better off than you were 5 years ago?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

That’s what happens when you start devaluing life. Look at abortion and more recently obamacare death panels.


25 posted on 02/07/2014 4:56:33 PM PST by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: Tigerized

There is no such thing as a “legal solution” as long as that criminal (felon for sure), white hating pig, eric “the red” holdmup, is at the head of the once justice department.

But this here boy jesse has to go live inside with the aryan brotherhood, and their concept of “justice” is very much different.

True, boy jesse will have his mudslime defenders, but they can’t take his back all the time.

Will be interesting to see if he makes it to 10.


26 posted on 02/07/2014 5:00:04 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: gooblah

I hope that somebody will be waiting for him when he gets out of jail.

Singing “Waiting and Hoping”.


27 posted on 02/07/2014 5:04:47 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Texas Fossil

But they did post that reality. That photo is both the still shot for the video and in the 7 photos associated with the story. It’s literally front and center.


28 posted on 02/07/2014 5:05:45 PM PST by FluffyTexan
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To: FluffyTexan

OK, I could not see it. Guess my lack of Adobe Flash kept me from seeing it.

Will look again.


29 posted on 02/07/2014 5:17:01 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: FluffyTexan

Error Message:

“You need to download the latest version of flash player to use this player”

“Need Help?”

Guess I do need help. But not bad enough to use Adobe flash player.


30 posted on 02/07/2014 5:19:22 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: FluffyTexan

Colton Gleason was the only picture I saw on the webpage. He is obviously a white kid.


31 posted on 02/07/2014 5:20:57 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: Texas Fossil

Oh. Sorry. I didn’t play the movie but I saw the attackers photo in the still frame sneak peek for the vid. I generally read FR on an iPad 1 so I assumed it wasn’t flash if I got the still frame.

It’s there. I guess I could post a screen shot but I haven’t signed for an Image shack or anything as yet.


32 posted on 02/07/2014 5:39:53 PM PST by FluffyTexan
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To: FluffyTexan

No, don’t bother.

I was just saying that was why I did not see it.

Thanks.


33 posted on 02/07/2014 5:42:25 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: gooblah

A 20-year-old college student died after being struck by a single punch while protecting two female friends from a carload of attackers in a quiet Minnesota college town.

Mr Gleason, who was studying business at Minnesota State University-Mankato, had traveled an hour from his hometown of Greenfield to St Cloud to visit his friends.

They were walking in a residential alley near the St Cloud State University campus about 11.30pm on Friday when a light-colored four-door sedan with five to seven people inside pulled up.

Officers believe the occupants were on the way to a nearby party.
The car was so close to Mr Gleason, he put his hands on it to prevent the vehicle from hitting his friends, his father says. The car stopped and at least one man got out.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2207934/Colton-Gleason-died-SINGLE-PUNCH-protecting-friends-attackers.html#ixzz2sgvij33C


34 posted on 02/07/2014 5:53:45 PM PST by kcvl
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To: gooblah

Colton Gleason

35 posted on 02/07/2014 5:56:24 PM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl

It’s not a “GAME”! It’s a knockout assault, or knockout attack, and every News organization who uses the word Game is understating what it really is.

It is a criminal assault - a serious crime.


36 posted on 02/07/2014 6:04:56 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Play GTA V; it’s incorporated into the game, fwiw...


37 posted on 02/07/2014 11:07:20 PM PST by logi_cal869
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To: bigheadfred

Maybe some of the real tough guys on the inside will show him how it’s really done...


38 posted on 02/08/2014 5:26:40 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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