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  • Parents of boy attacked at Mall of America bare anguish over extent of injuries

    06/26/2019 9:33:06 AM PDT · by GOP_Party_Animal · 56 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 6/25/19 | Deanna Weniger
    The 5-year-old Woodbury boy who survived being thrown from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America remains in intensive care due to severe complications from the attack, his parents said in a Tuesday update on their GoFundMe page. “Up until now we have let our hopes govern what we have revealed to the public,” the post stated. “However, the injuries and severe complications have now resulted in more than 15 separate medical procedures or surgeries, including surgeries for two broken arms and a broken leg, removal of his spleen, procedures for fluid in his lungs and stomach, as well...
  • Man sentenced to 19 years for throwing boy from Mall of America balcony

    06/03/2019 4:31:47 PM PDT · by blueyon · 79 replies
    UPI ^ | 6/03/19 | Daniel Uria
    A man who threw a 5-year-old boy from a third-floor balcony in Minnesota's Mall of America was sentenced to nearly two decades in prison on Monday. Judge Jeannice Reding sentenced Emmanuel Aranda, 24, to 19 years in prison, the maximum amount agreed upon in his plea deal after he pleaded guilty to throwing the young boy, Landen, from the mall's balcony.
  • 19-year sentence for man who threw 5-year-old over Mall of America balcony

    06/03/2019 8:54:27 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 43 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 6/3/19 | Rebecca Omastiak
    The man who pleaded guilty to throwing a 5-year-old boy from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America in April received a sentence of 228 months (19 years) Monday morning. Two-thirds of that sentence must be spent in prison. Emmanuel Aranda, 24, was charged with attempted premeditated first-degree murder. During a hearing, Aranda said he knew throwing the child over the balcony could kill him. Aranda agreed to a plea deal in the case roughly three weeks ago. Through statements read in court, the family of 5-year-old Landen, who is still recovering, had a chance to address Aranda prior...
  • Child who survived Mall of America fall undergoing further procedures

    05/24/2019 8:14:40 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 22 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 5/24/19 | AP
    <p>The family of a 5-year-old boy who survived after being thrown from a third-story balcony at the Mall of America says he will undergo further medical procedures. The Woodbury family posted Thursday evening on a GoFundMe page that the procedures are "non-life threatening complications" related to the fall.</p>
  • Suspect accused of throwing boy from balcony at MOA pleads guilty to attempted murder

    05/14/2019 10:50:59 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 37 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 5/14/19 | KSTP.com/AP
    The Minneapolis man accused of throwing a 5-year-old boy from a third-floor balcony at Mall of America last month has pleaded guilty to attempted premeditated first-degree murder. Emmanuel Aranda, 24, entered his plea Tuesday morning in Hennepin County court, admitting he knew throwing a child over a third-floor balcony could kill him. A family spokesperson has said the boy is now out of critical condition, and is alert and conscious. The family hopes he will be able to return home by June. KSTP's Brett Hoffland reports Aranda agreed to a plea deal containing a sentence of 228 months (19 years)....
  • Prosecutors to seek maximum sentence for suspect accused of throwing boy from MOA balcony

    05/10/2019 3:46:41 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 43 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 5/9/19 | KSTP staff
    The Hennepin County Attorney's Office confirms prosecutors will seek the maximum sentence for the suspect alleged to have thrown a 5-year-old boy over the railing of a third-story balcony at Mall of America last month. Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda has been charged with first-degree premeditated attempt to commit murder. On Thursday, the county attorney's office confirmed they have filed an upward departure in the case, meaning they will seek the maximum sentence of 20 years (240 months) in prison. Last week, a family spokesperson said the boy is now out of critical condition, and is alert and conscious. The family hopes...
  • Man suspected of randomly throwing/pushing boy from MOA balcony had prior violent incidents at mall

    04/15/2019 10:56:58 AM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    A 24-year-old man arrested Friday morning and accused of randomly throwing or pushing a 5-year-old boy from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America has had other violent incidents at the Bloomington shopping center, court records show. The man, identified by police as Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, was accused in July 2015 of throwing things off the upper level of the mall to the lower level. He also refused to give his name to police and resisted arrest.
  • REVEALED: Hero bystander helped apprehend the Mall of America suspect who 'threw boy..

    04/14/2019 11:06:12 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 32 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 14, 2019 | By Lauren Fruen and Ariel Zilber
    REVEALED: Hero bystander helped apprehend the Mall of America suspect who 'threw boy, five, off a balcony' while his mom screamed for help, as wellwishers raise $400K for the youngster who is still in hospital Landen Hoffmann was thrown from a third-floor balcony in the Mall of America He suffered life-threatening injuries and his cousin asked people to pray for him Well wishers have now donated more than $400,000 on a GoFundMe page Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, 24, was arrested Friday at the mall in Bloomington, Minnesota, and charged with attempted homicide A bystander stopped Aranda from fleeing after he pushed...
  • Boy thrown over railing at Mall of America remains hospitalized

    04/13/2019 11:19:32 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 111 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 04/13/19 | Katy Read
    <p>A 5-year-old boy who fell almost 40 feet after being thrown over a third-floor railing at the Mall of America on Friday remained hospitalized Saturday, police said.</p> <p>At a noon news conference, Bloomington Police Chief Jeff Potts said the family of the boy, who remains hospitalized at Children's Hospital Minneapolis, has requested privacy.</p>
  • Emmanual Aranda, 24, identified as suspect who tossed child from third floor at Mall of America

    04/12/2019 2:40:47 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 57 replies
    nydaily news ^ | 4/12/2019 | blake alsup
    Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, 24, has been identified as the suspect accused of tossing a 5-year-old boy from the third floor at Mall of America on Friday. He has been charged with attempted homicide.
  • Mall of America incident: Man charged after child possibly pushed from 3rd floor

    04/12/2019 2:42:45 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 55 replies
    ABC13 Eyewitness News ^ | April 12, 2019 | Staff
    A man has been charged after police allege he critically injured a child at the Mall of America on Friday. Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, 24, has been charged with attempted homicide in relation to the incident, according to police in Bloomington, Minnesota.
  • 1 Arrested After 5-Year-Old Child Thrown From 3rd Floor At MOA (Mall of America)

    04/12/2019 11:50:46 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 80 replies
    Minnesota CBS Local ^ | April 12, 2019
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A child was rushed to a hospital Friday morning after reportedly being thrown from a balcony at the Mall of America, and one person has been taken into custody. A witness at the Bloomington mall told WCCO that a woman was screaming that someone threw her child from the third floor balcony. This was near the southeast corner of the mall. “She was screaming ‘Everyone pray, everyone pray. Oh my God, my baby, someone threw him over the edge,'” Brian Johnson said. Bloomington Police reported that the victim was 5 years old. The police chief said this...
  • Charges dropped against Christian pastor arrested at Mall of America for talking with Muslims

    03/18/2019 6:51:24 AM PDT · by robowombat · 31 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | MAR 18, 2019 8:00 AM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Minnesota: Charges dropped against Christian pastor arrested at Mall of America for talking with Muslims A small restoration of sanity in Minnesota, and a speed bump in the path of the Sharia train there. “Charges Dropped Against Christian Pastor Arrested at Mall of America,” by Anthony Gockowski, Minnesota Sun, March 9, 2019 (thanks to Creeping Sharia): Ramin Parsa, a Christian pastor who was arrested at the Mall of America in August and charged with trespassing, was cleared of all charges during a court hearing Thursday. “Praise the Lord! The prosecution is suspended, no more criminal charges, pleaded not guilty. Thank...
  • Pastor Who Fled Persecution in Iran Arrested in Minnesota for Sharing the Gospel

    12/01/2018 8:38:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | November 30, 2018 | The Activist Momy
    This is absolutely outrageous. How is this happening right here at home without more backlash? Every single American who values the First Amendment, whether they’re religious or not, should be horrified to hear that a man was arrested in a mall simply for privately sharing his faith with fellow shoppers. What’s worse, of course, is that the man is himself a religious refugee who came to the US to seek refuge from persecution. “I came to the U.S. as a political and religious — as a Christian — refugee. They oppressed me for my faith in Iran. I was stabbed...
  • Actor James Woods takes aim at Mall of America with video some are calling racist

    11/16/2017 9:49:24 AM PST · by MNDude · 42 replies
    Actor James Woods took aim at the Mall of America on Monday by posting a 45-second video showing hundreds of Muslims gathering at Nickelodeon Universe, the seven-acre indoor amusement park in the center of Bloomington mall. The conservative actor says “I would suggest getting your Christmas shopping done early. Oh, wait ...” Woods, a prolific user of Twitter with more than 1 million followers, frequently tweets on conservative causes. His Mall of America tweet had more than 12,000 likes and about 9,000 retweets Tuesday. Many of the nearly 5,000 commenters supported Woods, but it also has generated backlash. Although it...
  • MINNESOTA MAN CHARGED IN MALL STABBINGS

    11/15/2017 7:23:47 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 43 replies
    Powerline ^ | 11/15/17
    Last night the Star Tribune reported that Minnesota man Mahad A. Abdiraham was charged with first-degree assault in connection with the stabbings at the Mall of America’s Macy’s store on Sunday evening. The charges were filed yesterday afternoon. Despite the intense local interest in the story, I can’t find it on the Star Tribune’s home page. If it’s there it isn’t featured. Rather, the Star Tribune has been featuring a critical story on James Wood’s mocking tweet about an assemblage of Somali Muslims at the Mall (story here).
  • Suspect in Mall of America stabbing identified

    11/13/2017 7:07:19 AM PST · by conservative98 · 116 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 13, 2017 | 9:39am | Max Jaeger
    Police have named the man accused of stabbing two people inside the Mall of America during a botched robbery attempt Sunday. Officials identified him as Mahad Abdiaziz Abdirahaman, 20, according to a local CBS report. Abdirahaman snuck into a men’s fitting room at the Minnesota mall and tried to swipe something from a customer’s belongings while the man was outside the fitting room modeling clothes for his family. But he caught Abdirahaman in the act, and the would-be thief pulled a knife and stabbed him, authorities said. Hearing the victim’s screams, his family rushed to his aid, but Abdirahaman slashed...
  • BREAKING: Almost Certainly Knife Jihad at Mall of America

    11/12/2017 7:04:05 PM PST · by LSUfan · 51 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 12 November 17 | Christopher Holton
    Reports are surfacing about a stabbing attack at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. We are going to go ahead and speculate that this is a case of knife jihad. There are a few reasons for this:
  • Two reportedly stabbed at Mall of America in Minnesota

    11/12/2017 6:19:03 PM PST · by dynachrome · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-12-17 | unattributed
    At least two people were stabbed at the Mall of America in Minnesota just before closing time on Sunday night, according to reports. Bloomington Police tweeted that "a subject is in custody" following a stabbing at Macy's in the mall.
  • Mall of America Gets Its First Black Santa

    12/02/2016 7:45:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 12/2 | Ben Feuerherd and Asher Klein
    The Mall of America is celebrating diversity this holiday season. For the first time since it opened in the early 1990s, a black Santa will hear children's wishes at the Minnesota mall. "It's pretty historic," Landon Luther, co-owner of The Santa Experience, which runs a small photo studio in the mall, told NBC. "We want Santa to be for everyone." Luther said he wanted a diverse bunch to pose for photos with visitors this year, so he sent staff members to a Santa convention in Bronson, Missouri. There was a single black Santa at the convention, Texas resident Larry Jefferson....