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Victim describes 'flash mob' attack in downtown Mpls. (8th one since Feb)
KARE 11 ^ | 4/5/2012

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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: chimpout; flashmobs; juveniles; robbery; urban

1 posted on 04/05/2012 10:57:36 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

The Amish again, right?


2 posted on 04/05/2012 10:59:50 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Need I ask if race was a factor in this incident?


3 posted on 04/05/2012 10:59:50 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Altura Ct.

Darn Amish. Always getting in their buggies and going downtown on Friday nights to go wilding.

}:-)4


4 posted on 04/05/2012 11:00:26 AM PDT by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
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To: Altura Ct.

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”.


5 posted on 04/05/2012 11:03:06 AM PDT by mrsmel
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To: Pearls Before Swine

since its no where in the story..... it likely does not fit the presses template.


6 posted on 04/05/2012 11:04:23 AM PDT by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: Altura Ct.

>> 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.


7 posted on 04/05/2012 11:04:23 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

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...


8 posted on 04/05/2012 11:04:36 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Altura Ct.
"this is happening in inner-cities all over the country"

There, fixed it for him.

9 posted on 04/05/2012 11:05:19 AM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: mrsmel
I bet if it were “Rednecks” forming flash-mobs, and targeting any so called minority it would be part of the headline. The reason that all of the facts were not mentioned is because the author is probably an anti-white, Anglophobe bigot
10 posted on 04/05/2012 11:09:12 AM PDT by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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To: Altura Ct.

Sounds like Minneapolis needs a pedestrian version of the Q-boats.


11 posted on 04/05/2012 11:11:23 AM PDT by vikingd00d (chown -R us ./base)
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To: Nervous Tick

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.


12 posted on 04/05/2012 11:12:19 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Altura Ct.

‘Teenagers’ huh?


13 posted on 04/05/2012 11:14:00 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Altura Ct.

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.


14 posted on 04/05/2012 11:14:25 AM PDT by albionin
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To: Altura Ct.

“Flash Mob” ?

####

Oh you mean arrogant, entitlement-minded, black savages engaging in wanton, hate-driven, gratuitous destruction and thievery?

That “Flash Mob”?


15 posted on 04/05/2012 11:16:35 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Altura Ct.
Sgt. McCarty says many of the people suspected for these assaults are teenagers.

Most relevant description he could give, I guess.

16 posted on 04/05/2012 11:16:53 AM PDT by San Jacinto
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To: patriot08

“groups of young people attacking at random”

“young people” - lie of omission
“random” - blatant lie. The targets are picked based on skin color.


17 posted on 04/05/2012 11:17:27 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Altura Ct.

Where’s a community watch captain when you need one?


18 posted on 04/05/2012 11:25:34 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I tried to buy a hoodie today but the store manager said they had all been shoplifted.)
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To: Altura Ct.

“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.


19 posted on 04/05/2012 11:31:00 AM PDT by jagusafr ("Write in Palin and prepare for war...")
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To: vikingd00d

And when a “Q-boat” goes Bernie Goetz after being attacked guess who the Leftist media will convict in the court of public opinion?


20 posted on 04/05/2012 11:32:17 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

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.


21 posted on 04/05/2012 11:32:22 AM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: Altura Ct.

Do a TM on a few of ‘em. That’ll stop that BS...

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22 posted on 04/05/2012 11:41:00 AM PDT by flatfish
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To: Pearls Before Swine
Need I ask if race was a factor in this incident?

I think we already know the answer.

23 posted on 04/05/2012 11:49:34 AM PDT by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: jagusafr
Dallas store clerk attacked by mob of young people

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2775720/posts

24 posted on 04/05/2012 12:12:13 PM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: Nervous Tick

I take it you’re an optimist.


25 posted on 04/05/2012 12:40:07 PM PDT by meatloaf (Support House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: Altura Ct.

“Knockout Game” is F-U-N, no?


26 posted on 04/05/2012 12:51:23 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (The only flaw is that America doesn't recognize Cyber's omniscience. -- sergeantdave)
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To: albionin

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.


27 posted on 04/05/2012 1:05:10 PM PDT by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I guess it depends on who your asking. The knocker, or the knockee..

I don’t see any fun in it.


28 posted on 04/05/2012 1:07:03 PM PDT by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: meatloaf

>> I take it you’re an optimist.

Nah, I’m not any kind of eye doctor.

But I *do* believe in looking on the bright side. :-)


29 posted on 04/05/2012 1:52:53 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Altura Ct.

People with “judgement” IQ under 50 should not use ATMs


30 posted on 04/05/2012 2:12:01 PM PDT by Publius6961 (It’s easy to make phony promises you can’t keep. - Obama, Feb23, 2012)
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To: Altura Ct.
Maybe people are learning from how George Zimmerman was treated.
Last week in a Cleveland suburb a 50-some year old white motorist and a 20 something year old youth (no race given) were involved in a “road rage” incident. The youth got out of his car and went up to the door of the other car and got shot in the chest for his efforts. The shooter did not call 911 or stick around to file a police report, he just drove away and didn't have to worry about running into jessie or al or malik or eric as a result.
31 posted on 04/05/2012 3:22:23 PM PDT by ADemocratNoMore (Jeepers, Freepers, where'd 'ya get those sleepers?. Pj people, exposing old media's lies.)
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To: albionin
When a concealed carrying citizen is attacked and defends himself they will be “unarmed” teenagers

Say, isn't that what they are calling Trayvon...?

32 posted on 04/05/2012 3:52:39 PM PDT by Gritty (It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins - Benjamin Franklin)
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