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  • Photo: Police release photo of gun used in shooting of Baton Rouge police officers

    07/18/2016 12:26:17 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 104 replies ^ | 7/18/16 | Twitter/@elizabethcrisp
  • Minneapolis Police Investigate Threat Posted on USA Today Website

    07/17/2016 8:09:34 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies ^ | 7/17/16 | Jay Kohls
    The Minneapolis Police Department confirmed it is investigating a threat posted on the USA Today website. The post is written in the comment section following a story about the shooting deaths of three police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • Black Lives Matter pledges to 'shut down' Rosedale shopping center Sunday

    07/15/2016 9:00:48 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 40 replies ^ | 7/15/16 | Liz Sawyer
    Black Lives Matter St. Paul plans to demonstrate at the Rosedale shopping center on Sunday to pressure the city of Falcon Heights into terminating its contract with St. Anthony police, the department responsible for Philando Castile’s death during a traffic stop last week. The 1 p.m. demonstration will be held at an undisclosed location inside the mall, so authorities won’t be able to fully prepare for it, organizers said. “Lets shut it down,” read the post on the group’s Facebook page. “lets hit them where it hurt$.” Activists warned those planning to attend the protest not to bring signs, just...
  • Ronnie Milsap taken to hospital before GA concert

    07/15/2016 8:10:39 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies ^ | 7/15/16 | Jimmy Carter
    Country Music Hall of Famer Ronnie Milsap was taken to a south Georgia hospital before a concert Friday night. The 73-year-old singer was supposed to perform a concert, but there was some type of medical emergency before he went on stage. Milsap left the venue in an ambulance headed to a local hospital. There is no word on Milsap’s condition. Some of Milsap’s biggest hits include Smoky Mountain Rain, There’s No Gettin’ Over Me and What a Difference You’ve Made in My Life. Stay with Channel 4 and for updates on this story.
  • Officer who shot Castile attended 'Bulletproof Warrior' training

    07/13/2016 7:23:15 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 56 replies ^ | 7/13/16 | Jennifer Bjorhus
    The seminar was called “The Bulletproof Warrior,” and the instructors urged the law enforcement officers in the hotel conference room to make the decision to shoot if they ever feel their lives are threatened. Videos of bloody shootouts between police and civilians emphasized a key point: Hesitation can kill you. In the audience at the May 2014 seminar was a young St. Anthony police officer, Jeronimo Yanez, city records show. He’s now known around the world as the officer who killed Philando Castile minutes after making a traffic stop in Falcon Heights last week. Amid intensifying demands for changes in...
  • ACLU calls for St. Paul to drop charges against Interstate 94 protesters

    07/12/2016 6:22:23 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 76 replies ^ | 7/12/16 | Tory Cooney
    ACLU of Minnesota wants St. Paul to drop all charges against 46 people who shut down Interstate 94 Saturday night during a protest of Philando Castile’s death. Mayor Chris Coleman characterized the demonstration as a riot after it turned violent, leaving 21 officers injured. “These charges appear to be based on the actions of what most parties, including a St. Paul police spokesperson, agree were outside agitators,” said ACLU Minnesota’s executive director, Charles Samuelson, in a written statement Tuesday
  • Philando Castile’s Cousin Charged With Felony Rioting In I-94 Protest

    07/12/2016 5:55:37 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 13 replies ^ | 7/12/16 | Esme Murphy
    A man accused of throwing rocks and construction debris at officers during a protest Saturday night is Philando Castile’s cousin. Hunter is charged with two counts of felony rioting. Twenty-one officers were injured during the overnight protests that shut down Interstate 94 and turned violent when people started throwing things at officers. Another 46 other people charged in the case are facing gross misdemeanor charges. His attorneys argued he be released from jail so he could attend his cousin’s funeral later this week. A judge agreed to release Hunter, but under supervision of a court-ordered monitoring program pending the outcome...
  • Mayor Hodges blasts 'jackass remarks' by union chief over Lynx police walkout

    07/12/2016 5:33:34 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 29 replies ^ | 7/12/16 | Randy Furst
    Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges blasted the “jackass remarks” made by the head of the city’s police union on Tuesday, while Police Chief Janeé Harteau issued a more measured response in the wake of four Minneapolis police officers who walked off an off-duty job at a Minnesota Lynx game Saturday. The officers quit the job before the game over the decision by players to criticize racial profiling and wear pregame warm up jerseys, that said “Black Lives Matter,” but also included the Dallas Police logo. Minneapolis Police Federation President Bob Kroll said in an interview with the Star Tribune on Monday...
  • Minneapolis cops working Lynx game walk out over player comments, warm-up jerseys

    07/11/2016 7:48:07 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 68 replies ^ | 7/11/16 | Randy Furst
    Four off-duty Minneapolis police officers working the Minnesota Lynx game at Target Center on Saturday night walked off the job after the players held a news conference denouncing racial profiling, then wore Black Lives Matter pregame warm-up jerseys. Lt. Bob Kroll, president of the Minneapolis Police Federation, the union that represents rank-and-file officers, praised them for quitting. "I commend them for it," he said. Kroll said the four officers also removed themselves from a list of officers working future games. He did not know who the officers were. "Others said they heard about it and they were not going to...
  • Mother Calls for Peace After Two Children Are Shot in North Minneapolis

    07/09/2016 9:43:37 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/9/16 | Brett Hoffland
    <p>Police are still looking for the person responsible in the shooting that killed A 2-year-old child and hurt a 15-month-old on Friday.</p> <p>As police look for those involved, the North Minneapolis community is calling for an end to gun violence.</p>
  • Officers Start Arresting I-94 Protesters (BLM MN)

    07/09/2016 7:56:37 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 143 replies ^ | 7/9/16 | Ellie Herman
    Police started arresting protesters who shut down parts of Interstate 94 following the death of Philando Castile. Hundreds of protesters marched from the Governor's residence and crossed I-94, blocking off the freeway in both directions. State Patrol officers redirected motor traffic as they cut off I-94 entrances at Dale Street. Protesters are throwing objects at officers and one officer was injured from a thrown firework, according to SPPD. One protester was using a laser sight and pointing it at officers. St. Paul Police Department officers are using glass balls with smoke, not tear gas, on I-94. Police officers on I-94...
  • Test Jim Robinson All Others Please Ignore. Nothing To See Here.

    07/09/2016 6:56:10 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 226 replies
    Working with Jim to find out why I am having a problem staying logged in.
  • Army Veteran Rescues Eagle Stuck In Tree (MN)

    07/01/2016 9:43:09 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 19 replies ^ | 7/1/16 | John Lauritsen
    It’s the Fourth of July weekend, so it’s fitting to hear a story about an eagle rescued by a veteran. Earlier this week, Jason Galvin and his neighbors noticed an eagle dangling from a tree near Rush City. Its leg was caught in a piece of rope that was wrapped around a branch, about 70 feet off the ground. “I thought it was dead at the time,” Jason said. “I took a closer look with binoculars and saw that the head was moving, and I knew it was very much alive.” Jason and his wife Jackie called the police, the...
  • Stung by defeats, Democrats shift strategy on gun control

    06/27/2016 7:57:10 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 64 replies ^ | 6/27/16 | By Maya Rao Star Tribune
    Congressional Democrats increasingly frustrated by a string of defeats on gun issues in Washington are scrambling to harness a public outpouring after last week’s sit-in protest on the House floor. Party leaders are urging members to conduct similar sit-ins around the country as they try to sustain the flash of hard-core activism on the gun issue. “We don’t have the numbers to get things done, so we have to turn to more dramatic displays to galvanize the public so they can help us pressure the Republicans to do what’s right,” said U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.
  • Brother of Congressman Tim Walz Killed by Fallen Tree During BWCA Storms (MN)

    06/20/2016 8:11:27 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 9 replies ^ | 6/20/16 | Jennie Lissarrague & Katherine Johnson
    The man killed in the northern Minnesota storms on Sunday night has been identified as the brother of Congressman Tim Walz. Forty-three-year-old Craig Walz was killed while camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. The Cook County Sheriff's Office says Craig Walz and his teenage son were camping at Duncan Lake for Father's Day when the storm began. Powerful winds knocked a tree onto their tent. Craig Walz's son was also severely injured in the incident, taken to a hospital and later airlifted to Duluth. As of 3 p.m. Monday, he is in critical condition. The pair was also camping...
  • NRA Statement on the Senate Voting Down Anti-Gun Bills

    06/20/2016 5:34:23 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 43 replies ^ | 6/20/16 | NRA-ILA
    Fairfax, Va.— The executive director of the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA), Chris W. Cox, today issued the following statement in response to political maneuvering in the United States Senate that prevented the passage of legislation to prohibit terrorists from obtaining firearms: “Today, the American people witnessed an embarrassing display in the United States Senate. President Obama and his allies proved they are more interested in playing politics than addressing their failure to keep Americans safe from the threat of radical Islamic terrorism. “We all agree that terrorists should not be allowed to purchase or possess firearms....
  • 18 people shot, 6 fatally, in weekend violence (Chicago)

    06/18/2016 8:26:17 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 67 replies ^ | 6/18/16 | Sun-Times Media Wire
    At least 18 people have been shot so far this weekend and six of those victims are dead. One of the shootings happened in the University Village neighborhood early Saturday morning. Two security guards were called to a large outdoor party at a housing complex in the 1300 block of West Hastings. Someone started shooting and a 24-year-old man was shot in the back and killed. The two security guards were wounded.
  • Muslim Leader Says MBTA’s Response To Prayer Was ‘Understandable’

    06/18/2016 5:56:30 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 56 replies ^ | 6/17/16 | Christina Hager
    Local Muslims want the public to know their religion does not condone any violence, and clearly not the horror in Orlando. “This barbaric act has no place in Islam,” said Tahir Ali during a vigil on the steps of Worcester City Hall. Members of the Islamic Society of Greater Worcester gathered along with other clergy and political leaders for a public service at the end of a difficult week for the Islamic community. At the MBTA, anti-Muslim graffiti was discovered in a train. In another instance, guards responded with machine guns to a report of a Muslim couple praying on...
  • Blood Stored Here Helps Bury 9/11 Firefighter in New York (MN)

    06/17/2016 9:30:15 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 24 replies
    ABC News / ^ | 6/17/16 | Todd Wilson
    Nearly 15 years after 9/11, New York firefighter and Battalion Chief Larry Stack is slowly but surely moving toward his final resting place. Stack and 342 other firefighters died trying to save lives at the World Trade Center that were destroyed in the September 11th, 2001 attacks. Stacks' remains like many others were never found or identified. So his family didn't hold a funeral for him. They were hoping his remains would be found. Plus, the Catholic Church requires physical remains be present in church for a funeral. After 15 agonizing years Stacks' family remembered he had gone into the...
  • Sauk Rapids Gas Station Gets National Attention for Permit-to-Carry Discount

    06/15/2016 7:36:27 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 3 replies ^ | 6/15/16 | Joe Mazan
    A discount at a Minnesota gas station is creating headlines across the nation. After getting robbed twice over the last three months, the owner of a Shell gas station in Sauk Rapids wanted to get more customers during the evening, hoping it would improve safety. Last week, station owner Frank Schwagel offered a 10-cent-per-gallon discount for law enforcement or people with proof of permit to carry after 7 p.m. each day. A customer posted the discount on Facebook, and it went viral. "He had shared it with 111 people,” Schwagel said. “From there it went to 116,000 people in a...
  • 3 More Arrested in Trump Rally Attacks; Police Seek to Identify Another Suspect

    06/08/2016 6:46:04 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 22 replies ^ | 6/8/16 | NBC Bay Area staff
    Police on Wednesday arrested three more suspects in connection to attacks during last week's Donald Trump rally in San Jose. The suspects are minors and will be held on assault charges, police said. One of the suspects also face battery charges, according to sources. Police on Wednesday also released two surveillance images of another suspect and is asking for the public's help in identifying and locating that person. The suspect is also wanted for an alleged assault during the Trump rally.
  • And We Bid You Good Night

    05/31/2016 8:24:42 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies
    BTLD ^ | 5/31/16 | BTLD
    And I bid you goodnight.
  • Digital Assets Now Protected by Minnesota Law

    05/31/2016 7:31:48 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 6 replies ^ | 5/31/16 | Tom Hauser
    Writing your will and making an estate plan no longer just involves who gets your money and your physical possessions after you die. Now it will also include who gets your pictures, e-mails and other data stored on your smartphone, desktop computer or in a cloud. "You can specifically say I want folks to have access to my digital account or I don't," says Rep. Debra Hilstrom, DFL-Brooklyn Center. Hilstrom authored a bill to help Minnesotans preserve their "digital assets" after they die. The governor signed the legislation into law as part of a larger bill dealing with probate issues....
  • Federal investigation into Jamar Clark's death is complete

    05/31/2016 6:33:55 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 4 replies ^ | 5/31/16 | David Chanen
    Federal investigators will release their report Wednesday on whether two Minneapolis police officers violated the civil rights of Jamar Clark when he was shot to death during an altercation in November, according to sources with knowledge of the case. Mayor Betsy Hodges asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate Clark’s death, which triggered massive protests and gained nationwide attention. The report will be made public during an 11 a.m. news conference at the FBI headquarters in Brooklyn Center, sources said. The officers, Mark Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze, are white, and Clark was black. The federal probe likely considered either...
  • NYPD checking ammo after knifeman’s jacket stops cops’ bullets

    05/19/2016 8:15:59 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 73 replies ^ | 5/19/16 | Jamie Schram, Larry Celona and Philip Messing
    Four of the shots that cops fired at a madman waving a knife in Midtown failed to penetrate his jacket — which was not bullet-proof — and the NYPD will now check the weapons for malfunction, law enforcement sources told The Post. “The bullets we have may be defective and that’s very disturbing,” one source said. “When we fire our weapons we want to make damn sure that our bullets hit our target – neutralizing our target.”
  • Bakery owner says customer canceled cake order after finding out she was Muslim

    05/19/2016 1:23:08 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 90 replies
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    An Iraq war veteran in Michigan canceled his order for a cake when he discovered the bakery’s owners were Muslim, one of the owners told Fox 17 West Michigan. Zeinab Mohamed, who co-owns the Sweetcakez bakery in Grand Rapids with her husband, Javon Borst, said the wife of the buyer sent a message to them that read: "Hey actually we're going to order our cake somewhere else my husband just found out your Muslim. And I'm not against it but he is because he was in Iraq fighting for our country against your people. He even changed his new doctor...
  • Jury Seated in Minnesota (ISIS) Terror Trial: 8 Men, 8 Women

    05/10/2016 6:27:02 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 2 replies ^ | 5/10/16 | Jennie Lissarrague
    7 p.m. The jury in the Minnesota terrorism trial has been seated. Court went two hours later than expected Tuesday night, with U.S. District Court Judge Michael Davis saying, "As you can tell, I'm trying to get a jury tonight." The jury consists of eight men and eight women. There are no minorities in the group. Opening statements are expected to begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.
  • Anti-Trump protester charged with trashing CHP cruiser, urging others to vandalize

    05/02/2016 5:07:29 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 41 replies ^ | 5/2/16 | Ruben Vives
    The Orange County district attorney filed charges Monday against a 19-year-old man who was arrested during the demonstrations that turned violent following a Donald Trump rally in Costa Mesa. Luis Fernando Alarcon, a car detailer, was charged with one felony count of vandalism causing damage of $400 or more and one misdemeanor count of inciting a riot, according to a criminal complaint.
  • Jesuit priest, peace activist Daniel Berrigan dies at 94

    04/30/2016 6:36:14 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 109 replies ^ | 4/30/16 | AP
    The Rev. Daniel Berrigan, a Roman Catholic priest and peace activist who was imprisoned for burning draft files in a protest against the Vietnam War, died Saturday. He was 94. Berrigan died at Murray-Weigel Hall, a Jesuit health care community in New York City after a "long illness," according to Michael Benigno, a spokesman for the Jesuits USA Northeast Province. "He died peacefully," Benigno said.
  • TSA official in Minneapolis says he was ordered to profile Somali-Americans

    04/27/2016 7:45:39 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 28 replies ^ | 4/27/16 | Mila Koumpilova and Janet Moore
    Somali-American community leaders in the Twin Cities voiced dismay Wednesday after a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) manager in Minneapolis alleged in congressional testimony that they were targets of racial profiling by his agency. Andrew Rhoades, an assistant federal security director for the TSA in Minneapolis, said he was pressured by his supervisor earlier this month to profile Somali imams and community members visiting his Twin Cities office. The allegation sparked a call by Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., for an investigation by the Department of Homeland Security, of which TSA is a part. In a letter to Jeh Johnson, secretary of...
  • Catherine Pugh campaign blames misunderstanding for upset Baltimore workers

    04/26/2016 9:54:44 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies ^ | 4/26/16 | Jessica Anderson and Colin Campbell
    Some Baltimore residents who expected to work for state Sen. Catherine Pugh’s mayoral campaign Tuesday instead damaged vehicles outside of her campaign headquarters after being told there were no jobs available. A spokesman for Pugh’s campaign called it a misunderstanding. Anthony McCarthy, the spokesman, said Pugh decided “they will be paid” regardless. A crowd of about 100 people lined the block outside Sandi’s Learning Center on North Ellamont Street, many of them saying they were promised election day jobs. About a dozen police officers were on the scene and two security guards were at the door. Police said they responded...
  • Minnesota Senator Wants State Color to be Purple

    04/24/2016 5:35:42 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 48 replies ^ | 4/23/16 | AP
    Sen. Karin Housley says that she plans to introduce a bill Monday hoping to make the color Minnesota's. Housley says she's a huge Prince fan and that seeing the world lit up in purple makes her proud. She says Prince was special and "he was ours."
  • Ronald Reagan's classic Jeep visits Washington

    04/20/2016 5:36:35 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 27 replies ^ | 4/20/16 | Fow News
    Yep, Ronnie was a wheeler. A 1962 Willy’s Jeep CJ-6 once owned by President Reagan is on display on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., as part of the Cars at the Capital event organized by the Historic Vehicle Association. The used 4x4 was a Christmas gift from his wife Nancy in 1963, and was famously driven by him around their Rancho del Cielo in California’s Santa Ynez mountains well into his presidency.
  • Anti-Muslim speaking circuit runs through rural Minnesota

    04/16/2016 8:15:17 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 13 replies ^ | 4/16/16 | Matt McKinney
    One hour into a presentation on the perceived threat posed by Muslim immigrants, St. Cloud car salesman and anti-immigration activist Ron Branstner ramps up his pitch. The United Nations, he begins, sends Muslim refugees to the United States and to such cities as St. Cloud, “to divide and conquer, get rid of our Constitution, get rid of our way of life and implement it with another way of life called. …” Branstner pauses for effect, and a few people in the crowd of 100 shout the answer: “sharia law!” The speaker nods. “Sharia law.” Branstner’s radical message made up of...
  • ISIS puts out hit on Huma

    04/13/2016 10:33:04 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 46 replies ^ | 4/13/16 | Yaron Steinbuch
    ISIS on Wednesday put out a hit list targeting moderate Muslims — including top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin — in its magazine Dabiq, which celebrated the Brussels bombings and identified the key jihadists. “Paris was a warning. Brussels was a reminder,” the magazine said. “What is yet to come will be more devastating and more bitter by the permission of Allah, and Allah prevails.” In addition to Abedin, the propaganda magazine lists several other prominent Muslims it calls “politically active apostates” as targets, including US Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota and British pols Sayeeda Warsi and Sajid Javid.
  • Gun Show Held At Wisc. High School Draws Protesters

    04/09/2016 5:26:16 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 46 replies ^ | 4/9/16 | WCCO
    An annual gun show held at a school in western Wisconsin sparked protests on Saturday. The Indianhead Rifle and Pistol Club held their day-long gun show at Spooner High School. The event is one of the group’s major fundraisers and drew in hundreds of people. Some of those people showed up in protest to voice their concerns about holding a gun show at a school. “Many people in our community do not believe this is a good idea. It’s not safe,” said Sherrie Wiegand, the protest organizer. “It’s hypocritical for vulnerable adolescent students who see that they can’t come even...
  • Gun-Shaped Cellphone Cases May Soon be Illegal in Minnesota

    04/06/2016 8:48:38 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies ^ | 4/6/16 | Gabriel Sanchez
    It may soon be illegal to own a gun-shaped cellphone case. In what is to be its last hearing this session, the state House Commerce and Regulatory Reform Committee passed a bill that would outlaw the possession and distribution of cellphone cases that resemble firearms. If passed, beginning Aug. 1, ownership and distribution of the cases would be a petty misdemeanor offense carrying a fine of up to $300. “They look like a gun, which instantly brings fear to the people around them,” Rep. Joe Atkins, DFL-Inger (sic)Grove Heights, said. “They’re stupid, and they shouldn’t be on the streets.” At...
  • No charges against police officers in Jamar Clark shooting death (MN)

    03/30/2016 9:15:52 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 22 replies ^ | 3/30/16 | Paul Walsh
    No charges will be filed against the two Minneapolis officers involved in the shooting death last fall of Jamar Clark, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Wednesday. Freeman disclosed his decision in a downtown Minneapolis news conference two weeks after bypassing the more common option of letting a grand jury make a charging determination. Freeman brought with him to the highly anticipated announcement evidence from the investigation into Clark’s death on a North Side street as well as video that law enforcement collected from the scene that night. Freeman said the evidence supports the officers' account of the confrontation, in...
  • Prosecutors say member of alleged ISIL recruit's defense team preached jihad(MN)

    03/29/2016 11:37:49 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 10 replies ^ | 3/29/16 | Stephen Montemayor
    A federal judge in Minneapolis is considering whether to remove one or more members of a defense team in the ISIL recruitment cases before him after prosecutors cited evidence that one of the men was “apparently preaching about jihad and related topics.” U.S. District Judge Michael Davis has ordered a hearing Friday to determine whether there are grounds to disqualify anyone representing Mohamed Farah, one of five co-defendants scheduled to stand trial on charges of conspiring to murder abroad and providing material support to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). According to Davis’ order, filed Monday, the...
  • Terror Suspect Arrested for Threatening to Kill People at Brooklyn Park Walgreens (MN)

    03/28/2016 5:18:15 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 24 replies ^ | 3/28/16 | Steve Tellier
    Police arrested a 23-year-old suspect in a federal terror case Sunday. That’s after they say he was threatening to kill people inside a Twin Cities Walgreens. Abdul Raheem Habil Ali-Skelton is from Glencoe. Just last week, federal prosecutors said he was in contact with terrorists in Syria last year. Early Sunday morning, Ali-Skelton was arrested at a Walgreens in Brooklyn Park. 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS contacted Ali-Skelton’s attorney in his federal case. Robert Richman said he’s “shocked” by the allegations of threats made at Walgreens. He went on to say that those actions would be “completely out of character” for his...
  • (Muslim) Man Sentenced To 3 Years For Role In Straw Purchase Of Firearms (MN)

    03/17/2016 7:37:41 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 34 replies ^ | 3/17/16 |
    A man was sentenced Thursday to more than five years in prison for his role in a firearms purchasing conspiracy that also involved his wife. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Minnesota says Fausi Ibrahim Mohamed, 22, was sentenced to 64 months in federal prison for conspiracy and providing false statements in the acquisition of firearms. His wife, 23-year-old Sabrina Aweys Ikar, was sentenced to three years of probation for her role in the crimes. According to court documents, Ikar purchased six firearms from a licensed Robbinsdale gun shop at the urging of her husband. In each of the five transactions,...
  • FBI investigating alleged ISIL 'kill list' for Minnesota law enforcement

    03/15/2016 1:12:19 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 8 replies ^ | 3/15/16 | Libor Jany
    The Caliphate Cyber Army released the names online. FBI agents are investigating the release by a group of hackers affiliated with the Islamic State group of a “kill list” with the names, addresses and telephone numbers of dozens of law enforcement officers across Minnesota, a spokesman for the Bureau confirmed on Tuesday. At the same time, authorities acknowledge that they are still gauging the seriousness of the threat posed by the group, which calls itself the Caliphate Cyber Army...
  • Bomb-sniffing dog discovers 2 Hellfire missiles bound for Portland

    03/13/2016 4:29:39 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 65 replies ^ | 3/13/16 | AP
    BELGRADE, Serbia — Serbia's authorities are investigating reports that a cargo package bound for Portland contained two missiles with explosive warheads on a passenger flight from Lebanon. N1 television said the package with two guided armor-piercing missiles was discovered Saturday by a sniffer dog after an Air Serbia flight from Beirut landed at a Belgrade airport.
  • Why Trump? A look at some of his Minnesota supporters

    03/12/2016 5:46:05 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 2 replies ^ | 3/12/16 | Maya Rao
    A public school cook from Andover is backing Republican billionaire Donald Trump after voting twice for President Obama, disillusioned after years of feeling financially stuck. Brian Billman is a Duluth area business owner who believes the president should be viewed as chief executive of a wealthy country — one with experience like Trump’s, employing thousands of people and “making things work.” Nickolas Pilotta is rooting for Trump to break up the two-party establishment, even if he has reservations about the candidate’s bombastic style. “Do I like Trump as a person? Probably not,” said the Minneapolis author and entertainer who usually...
  • 3 years probation for Minneapolis (Somali) man accused of threatening FBI, judge

    03/08/2016 1:26:53 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 21 replies ^ | 3/8/16 | KMSP
    A Minneapolis man accused of threatening to kill a federal judge and FBI agents accepted a plea deal Tuesday morning to avoid a trial. Prosecutors say 20-year-old Khaalid Abdulkadir posted the threats on Twitter in December after his friend was arrested on ISIS-related terrorism charges. Abdulkadir entered a guilty plea Tuesday to a lesser misdemeanor charge of impeding a federal officer or employee. He was sentenced to three years of probation and two years of electronic monitoring.
  • Teen gets help with special prom request

    03/07/2016 5:30:34 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 6 replies ^ | 3/7/16 | Dana Thiede
    RED WING, Minn. - Asking someone to prom always has the potential for drama, but in Red Wing this weekend a special surprise invite to the big spring dance triggered widespread smiles and tears of joy. The idea to have eighth-grader Lucas Martin ask freshman Erica Quandt started with the paraprofessionals that help the two special education students on a daily basis. Kelsey Bystrom and Natalie Littfin had noticed a friendship growing between the two since they met last summer, and came up with the idea of helping them go on a prom date. Kelsey and Natalie went to their...
  • Another big tech company has fallen victim to the email scam that tricked Snapchat

    03/07/2016 11:45:22 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 8 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3/7/16 | James Cook
    The data-storage company Seagate has been tricked into handing over sensitive tax documents about its employees to unknown people on the internet after it was targeted by an email scam. Brian Krebs reports that Seagate was sent an email that pretended to be from someone inside the company. An employee fell for it and handed over information on thousands of people. These email scams are known as "phishing" attacks, in which criminals impersonate company employees to try to gain information about the company or its customers.
  • Minneapolis SWAT Team to Get New Uniforms to Change 'Militarized' Perception

    02/29/2016 7:38:08 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 29 replies ^ | 2/29/16 | Jennie Lissarrague & Katherine Johnson
    The Minneapolis Police Department's SWAT team is getting new uniforms to minimize the perception of a "militarized" look. The police department said they will not eliminate any necessary equipment but will just change the color from military green to dark navy blue, which the department says is more consistent with traditional police uniform and equipment colors. Police department officials say they made the change after community members both locally and nationally voiced concerns about the militarized look of the SWAT team. They say the SWAT team is not a military unit and is not trained by the military, so they...
  • Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords Tours Minnesota to Promote Gun Control

    02/25/2016 6:59:46 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 46 replies ^ | 2/25/16 | Brett Hoffland
    Former Arizona congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband were in Minnesota Thursday working to boost gun control in the state. It's the second time the former congresswoman has been here to spread her message since she was shot at a public event in 2011. That attack left six people dead. Giffords and many local leaders toured different parts of the Twin Cities with a new coalition to stress that gun ownership is not the problem, it's just making sure the guns are in the right hands. "Stopping gun violence takes courage," Giffords said. She still shows the effects of the...
  • US, North Korea agreed to peace talks before latest nuclear test

    02/21/2016 6:43:36 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 19 replies ^ | 2/21/16 | The Wall Street Journal
    Days before North Korea's latest nuclear-bomb test, the Obama administration secretly agreed to talks to try to formally end the Korean War, dropping a longstanding condition that Pyongyang first take steps to curtail its nuclear arsenal. Instead the U.S. called for North Korea's atomic-weapons program to be simply part of the talks. Pyongyang declined the counter-proposal, according to U.S. officials familiar with the events. Its nuclear test on Jan. 6 ended the diplomatic gambit.