Skip to comments.Victim describes 'flash mob' attack in downtown Mpls. (8th one since Feb)
Posted on 04/05/2012 10:57:30 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
MINNEAPOLIS - To hear the story from the one who lived it is unsettling.
Matthew Collie was walking near Marquette and 9th Street in Downtown Minneapolis last Saturday night heading to Hell's Kitchen for a concert.
He had just gone to the TCF ATM on Marquette and was in front of the W Hotel when he said everything went dark.
"I was walking on the sidewalk and then the next moment I was on the sidewalk. Totally disoriented, I didn't know who had come up and hit me," Collie said Wednesday recalling the moment he was jumped from behind.
For a few seconds Collie was out cold. He says he came to when security guards from the W and Manny's Steakhouse rushed to help.
"They were the ones who told me I was punched, I didn't even know initially," Collie said.
Collie was the second victim on that block last Saturday of a random assault. It was the eighth such attack in Downtown Minneapolis in a little more than two months.
Police say they are victims of a very popular crime these days; groups of young people attacking at random.
"Four to five people branch off from a large group and have attacked unsuspecting victims," Minneapolis Police Sergeant Steve McCarty said of the crimes.
In some cases the victims are robbed but in others, like in Collie's case, nothing was taken from him and he never even saw who knocked him out.
On the street they are often called a flash mob attacks and McCarty says they are happening everywhere.
"Keep in mind this is not exclusive to Minneapolis, this is happening all over the country."
Minneapolis Police say they will respond with more police presence downtown and with a stricter curfew.
Sgt. McCarty says many of the people suspected for these assaults are teenagers.
In addition to more officers, police say they are working with private security agents' downtown and plan to monitor the surveillance cameras of area businesses.
The Amish again, right?
Need I ask if race was a factor in this incident?
Darn Amish. Always getting in their buggies and going downtown on Friday nights to go wilding.
The author managed to write this whole story without once mentioning that these “teenagers” are black, and it’s more than 4 or 5 stray “teenagers” peeling off from an otherwise non-violent mob to attack whites. The whole mob sets out with just that intention. It’s also known as “knock-off king”, as in how many white victims they can “knock off”.
since its no where in the story..... it likely does not fit the presses template.
>> Minneapolis Police say they will respond with more police presence downtown and with a stricter curfew.
Ha. Lot of good that will do.
It would be interesting to set a trap for them (like the feral pigs they are), and, once “caught” in the trap, relocate them permanently — to the cemetary.
Four or five brutal deaths of their own, and maybe they’d begin to get the picture.
I’m sure it was a black kid set upon by a vicious gang of white youth. That’s why they reported it that way. Wait...
There, fixed it for him.
Sounds like Minneapolis needs a pedestrian version of the Q-boats.
The idiot that wrote this called it ‘flash mobs’, this was a game played by blacks called ‘knock-out kings’.
Flash mobs are black groups that mob stores and loot them.
When a concealed carrying citizen is attacked and defends himself they will be “unarmed” teenagers. If a person has his hands and feet with him he is armed. There is no such thing as a dangerous weapon, there are only dangerous people and almost anything can be a weapon in the hands of a dangerous person, even his bare hands.
“Flash Mob” ?
Oh you mean arrogant, entitlement-minded, black savages engaging in wanton, hate-driven, gratuitous destruction and thievery?
That “Flash Mob”?
Most relevant description he could give, I guess.
“groups of young people attacking at random”
“young people” - lie of omission
“random” - blatant lie. The targets are picked based on skin color.
Where’s a community watch captain when you need one?
“Keep in mind this is not exclusive to Minneapolis, this is happening all over the country.”
Haven’t heard of this happening here in Texas. Maybe the fact that you just never know who’s carrying a weapon has something to do with it.
And when a “Q-boat” goes Bernie Goetz after being attacked guess who the Leftist media will convict in the court of public opinion?
I have started using the term “SPACist” to describe myself. I don’t want to be in the same “space” as certain groups ie; flash mobs(inner city area’s).
As Obama promotes class and race hatred, it wouldn’t surprise me to see inner city areas become very dangerous space to venture in to.
Do a TM on a few of ‘em. That’ll stop that BS...
I think we already know the answer.
I take it you’re an optimist.
“Knockout Game” is F-U-N, no?
I live 21 miles from downtown MPLS. I carry. I am smart enough to stay OUT of downtown mpls so I don’t have to be in a position where I am forced to use my weapon.
I guess it depends on who your asking. The knocker, or the knockee..
I don’t see any fun in it.
>> I take it youre an optimist.
Nah, I’m not any kind of eye doctor.
But I *do* believe in looking on the bright side. :-)
People with “judgement” IQ under 50 should not use ATMs
Say, isn't that what they are calling Trayvon...?