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Big Gym Fight Has Police Hoping LA Fitness Beefs Up Security (basketball)
minnesota.cbslocal.com ^ | March 7, 2014 | Kate Raddatz

Posted on 03/09/2014 5:29:54 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – While getting to the gym can be a challenge in itself this winter, members of the LA Fitness in Roseville have had more serious problems to deal with.

On Sunday, city police responded to a call involving 10-15 people fighting at the gym’s Cleveland Avenue location. It started all on the basketball court over a call and escalated, moving into the main fitness area. “People were actually throwing two and a half, five, 10 pound weights within the building,” said Police Lt. Lorne Rosand.

This recent fight is just part of a bigger problem. Police say the gym has been plagued with crime in recent years.

Roseville police responded to 147 incidents there in 2013. They’ve already had 24 incident this year. “It’s gotten to the point that [the gym] is bordering on a public nuisance,” Rosand said.

Police are frustrated with that LA Fitness as their requests to put in security cameras or have guards on site have all been denied. WCCO-TV reached out to that LA Fitness, but the gym had no comment.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: lafitness; machomen; riot; roidrage; steroidabuse; steroids

1 posted on 03/09/2014 5:29:54 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Do I really need to look? Or is it safe to assume?


2 posted on 03/09/2014 5:30:57 PM PDT by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I go to LA Fitness and there does not seem to be that problem but other places might not be the same story.


3 posted on 03/09/2014 5:31:50 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: ilovesarah2012
Picture of perps huddled together:
4 posted on 03/09/2014 5:32:18 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: ilovesarah2012

The LA Fittness near me is frequented by the same sort of feral animals. I let my membership go a few years back. Also, another one in suburban Pittsburgh was the site of a shooting in 2009 when some fruit loop with a gun walked into an aerobic class & shot a few ladies because he was lonely. Freak.

Don’t forget, this is also the gym that banned Fox News from its TVs, allowing only msnbc, CNN, a few local stations, and Bravo to be shown. And, one of the last times I worked out there in 2011, it was so warm & humid inside. I inquired at the front desk about increasing the AC only to be told the “corporate” headquarters in California had assumed control of all the gyms and enforced a strict energy conservation policy. Basically, they wouldn’t turn up the damn AC because of “global climate change”. One of the trainers said they couldn’t cool the place down if they wanted to anyway because some suit in California had control of the thermostat.

Yeah, they can suck it. I bought enough equipment to work out in my own home


5 posted on 03/09/2014 5:39:53 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Bitter clinger & creepy-ass cracker)
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To: henkster

It’s what you assume - the ‘Amish’.

someone got disrespected on the basketball court.


6 posted on 03/09/2014 5:42:35 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: henkster

You assume correctly. Pictures at link.


7 posted on 03/09/2014 5:46:36 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: EEGator

I actually stared at that a few seconds before I got it.


8 posted on 03/09/2014 5:47:12 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Midnight Workout programs for the inner-cities STAT!


9 posted on 03/09/2014 5:48:12 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: henkster
Here in Indy last night we had 400 youts show up at a fitness center for a "dance party".

Needless to say, it didn't go well.

http://www.wthr.com/story/24924393/2014/03/09/person-shot-near-colts-complex


10 posted on 03/09/2014 5:55:02 PM PDT by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

:)


11 posted on 03/09/2014 5:56:06 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: henkster
Do I really need to look? Or is it safe to assume?

"It all started on the basketball court..."

12 posted on 03/09/2014 6:07:33 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“It all started on the basketball court”

And ended in circuit court

CC


13 posted on 03/09/2014 6:11:31 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: nascarnation

I saw the story on the news. Mrs. Henkster & I knew it was westside/Lafayette Square even before they showed the address. You can’t say “Lafayette Square” when we play euchre. It’s table talk.


14 posted on 03/09/2014 6:15:35 PM PDT by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: henkster

Your assumption is correct.

Was this gym membership part of that initiative that was going to have the criminals in gyms with after hours basketball and ballet to keep them off the streets? I remember something like that a few years back.

You can take the thug out of the street, but you can’t take the street out of the thug.


15 posted on 03/09/2014 6:18:52 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: ilovesarah2012

Oh, I’m sure you could find this same kind of story with an ice hockey rink (sarcasm off)


16 posted on 03/09/2014 6:26:04 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: ilovesarah2012

Cabin fever.... ice fishing is over, no football, hockey team doing so so.


17 posted on 03/09/2014 6:29:48 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: ilovesarah2012

Look at the video, some/most of those guys are indeed, Somalians. I heard sometimes there is trouble like this with Somalis playing basketball. Check some of the beards, compare to the guys in the Tom Hanks movie even.


18 posted on 03/09/2014 6:30:14 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: BeadCounter

I didn’t even think about Somalians until I was reading the comments on the original site. America is doomed.


19 posted on 03/09/2014 6:32:44 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: BeadCounter

Yup, check the names a little after 2 minutes in, the names aren’t like Jefferson or Washburn. Though all the same, with the story saying there were 147 incidences in 2013, there’s got to be other factors here too.


20 posted on 03/09/2014 6:32:51 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: Blueflag

If Obama had a son....


21 posted on 03/09/2014 6:35:11 PM PDT by Vasilli22
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To: EEGator

OK, I guessed wrong. I figured that there were probably some steroid fueled cops involved.


22 posted on 03/09/2014 6:37:38 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: PAR35

No dogs were shot.


23 posted on 03/09/2014 6:39:01 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator
No dogs were shot.

I figured they just hadn't gotten around to going by folks homes to get that done yet.

24 posted on 03/09/2014 6:50:27 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: PAR35

They had to get their MRAP first.


25 posted on 03/09/2014 6:52:07 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: henkster
Do I really need to look? Or is it safe to assume?

No need to look. It's what you'd expect =>


26 posted on 03/09/2014 6:58:26 PM PDT by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: henkster
Those "Luther League" games can get pretty serious . . .

After all, it is Minneapolis, not far from Lake Woebegone.

27 posted on 03/09/2014 7:08:51 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Using the police stats its around 1 incident per 2.83 - 2.84 days for 2013 and 2014. Looks like they are real consistent. You can take the Amish out of Mogadishu but can't take Mogadishu out of the Amish.

Since the Mgmt doesn't want to do anything a declaration of a public nuisance with a shut down should get their attention.

28 posted on 03/09/2014 7:26:32 PM PDT by Polynikes (What would Walt Kowalski do. In the meantime "GET OFF MY LAWN")
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To: henkster

No you do not need to look.


29 posted on 03/09/2014 7:34:30 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: henkster

It’s safe to assume.


30 posted on 03/09/2014 8:26:29 PM PDT by GOPJ ("Don't be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams" - Ralph Waldo Emerson)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Close it down.
LA fitness will end up getting sued when someone gets killed.


31 posted on 03/09/2014 8:33:14 PM PDT by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

LA Fitness is a members only facility, isn’t it? Seems that they could cancel membership for those who misbehave!

I’ve played rec b’ball and pickup games for about 40 years (with and against all ages, races and ability levels) and can think of maybe half a dozen times there was actual combat on the court. Then the rest of us jumped in to separate the combatants, not to take sides. This sounds like gangbanger BS to me.


32 posted on 03/10/2014 7:30:16 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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