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  • Minneapolis Police Investigate Threat Posted on USA Today Website

    07/17/2016 8:09:34 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 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.
  • Patrol: 41 Arrested, 4 Vehicles Impounded In I-35W Protest [BLM]

    07/13/2016 11:16:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    CBS Minnesota ^ | July 13, 2016 | Staff
    Over 40 people were arrested after a protest shut down southbound Interstate 35W near University Avenue Wednesday morning. A large group of people protesting the fatal shooting of Philando Castile began to gather on the I-35W bridge at University Avenue around 7:40 a.m.
  • Newt Gingrich: White Americans ‘Don’t Understand Being Black in America’

    07/08/2016 9:53:41 AM PDT · by Cecily · 323 replies
    Never let it be said that Newt Gingrich is predictable. As the political world waits to see if the former Georgia congressman and U.S. House speaker gets tapped to be Donald Trump’s running mate, Gingrich teamed up with his former Crossfire partner Van Jones to discuss this week’s shootings in Dallas, Baton Rouge and Minnesota. Speaking on Facebook Live, Gingrich was his typically direct self. But, in this age of polarized politics, whether it be of the electoral or racial variety, Gingrich’s comments were also remarkable. Here is the key quote: “It took me a long time, and a number...
  • The Curious Case of Philando Castile – Falcon Heights, MN Police Shooting… (He was Crips Gang)

    07/08/2016 8:27:05 AM PDT · by BAW · 113 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | July 8, 2016 | Sundance
    By now everyone is aware of the officer involved shooting of Philando Castile that became a viral BLM activist case as a direct result of his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds (aka Lavish Reynolds) live-streaming the aftermath from their vehicle. During the uploaded video narration Ms. Reynolds stated the police officer pulled them over for a broken tail light. There are several aspects of the narrative as told that didn’t pass the sniff test, however, something about the “tail light” just didn’t seem to make sense. Especially when you consider it was daylight when they were pulled over; and where –in the...
  • State, local officials react to deadly downtown Dallas shooting

    07/07/2016 9:35:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Texas politicians and Austin officials are reacting to the deadly shooting at Dallas that has killed at least three officers and injured at least seven others during a Black Lives Matter downtown rally Thursday night. This list will be updated as more information becomes available. Here are some of their comments: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: Our thoughts and prayers are with the Dallas law enforcement community and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) officers killed and injured this evening. I’ve spoken to Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw and have directed him to offer whatever assistance the City...
  • 3 Dallas Officers Killed at Protest Over Police Shootings

    07/07/2016 9:20:43 PM PDT · by NRx · 76 replies
    NY Times ^ | 07-07-2016 | JONAH ENGEL BROMWICH
    Three Dallas police officers were killed and seven others were wounded Thursday night during a demonstration protesting the police shootings in Minnesota and Louisiana this week, according to Chief David O. Brown of the Dallas police.
  • Twitter posts by BLM declare race war on whites

    07/07/2016 9:32:57 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 86 replies
  • David Horowitz on where Black Lives Matter came from

    07/07/2016 7:32:00 PM PDT · by TakebackGOP · 23 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | March 13, 2016 | David Horowitz
    "The mob that came to disrupt the Trump rally in Chicago was neither spontaneous nor innocent, nor new. It was a mob that has been forming ever since the Seattle riots against the World Trade Organization in 1999, whose target was global capitalism. The Seattle rioters repeated their outrages for the next two years and then transformed itself into the so-called “anti-war” movement to save the Saddam dictatorship in Iraq. Same leaders, funders and troops. The enemy was always America and its Republican defenders. When Obama invaded countries and blew up families in Muslim countries, there was no anti-war movement...
  • Woman gives chilling, 1st-hand account of Muslim rape threat

    07/07/2016 5:02:48 AM PDT · by Maceman · 60 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | July 7, 2016 | LEO HOHMANN
    Refugees terrorized Minnesota neighborhood 3 straight days Sarah Penskey was in her garage unpacking boxes on a sunny morning in late June when she was approached by several bearded Somali men in their early to mid-20s. It was the last week of Ramadan, and the men were wearing traditional Islamic robes. The uninvited visitors to this posh Minneapolis neighborhood known as Linden Hills – situated among tall trees just off of Thomas Beach on Lake Calhoun – ground to a halt beside Penskey’s house that morning. They came in a white RAV 4 Toyota and a dark-colored van, catching her...
  • Somali Muslims March Through Upscale MN Town – Threaten to Rape Homeowner (VIDEO)

    07/06/2016 3:24:32 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 118 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 6,2016 | Jim Hoft
    A mob of up to 30 young Somali men paraded through one of Minneapolis’ more upscale neighborhoods last week, yelling disparaging comments and threats against homeowners. A female resident of the neighborhood, obviously shaken in a TV interview, related how she was screamed at by a Somali man who threatened to kidnap and rape her. “They were screaming at the house that they were going to kidnap you and they were going to rape you,” one Minneapolis resident told KSTP TV. “It was a very traumatizing experience.” Somalis living in Minneapolis are almost all Sunni Muslims, and residents of the...
  • Anti-Cop Race Activist DeRay McKesson Lands Job With Baltimore Schools Making $165,000 a Year

    06/30/2016 7:32:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 30, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Now Deray will work for the Baltimore School system. The Baltimore Sun reported: Civil rights activist and former Baltimore mayoral candidate DeRay Mckesson will return to his old stamping grounds at city school headquarters to lead the district’s office of human capital. Mckesson was named interim chief human capital officer on Tuesday by incoming schools CEO Sonja Santelises. It was the second and most high-profile cabinet appointment made by the new chief, who begins her tenure Friday. Santelises said Mckesson, who spent about two and a half years overseeing key reforms as a strategist and special assistant in the human...
  • Court overturns verdict in Ventura defamation case

    06/13/2016 10:11:07 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 27 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 6/13/2016 | Randy Furst
    The U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals Monday overruled the jury that awarded $1.8 million to former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in a 2014 defamation case.Ventura won the award against the estate of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, whose memoir “American Sniper” described an altercation between him and Ventura that the former governor said did not happen. Kyle’s widow, Taya Kyle, appealed the jury’s verdict, which came after a three-week federal trial in St. Paul in July 2014.In a 2 to 1 decision, the appeals court threw out the $1.35 million awarded to Ventura for “unjust enrichment.” It ordered the...
  • Minneapolis union leader: 'Black Lives Matter is a terrorist organization'

    06/03/2016 1:26:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Police One ^ | June 2, 2016 | Staff
    MINNEAPOLIS — The Minneapolis police union president spoke out against Black Lives Matter activists at a press conference following the second probe of a fatal police shooting Wednesday. WCCO reported Lt. Bob Kroll told reporters the group contributed to the “disruption and takeover” of a police precinct in the wake of the Jamar Clark protests. Clark, 24, was fatally shot by officers during his arrest Nov. 15 and his death sparked weeks of unrest. “I don’t see Black Lives Matter as a voice for the black community in Minneapolis,” he told reporters. “The disruption, the, you know, they firebombed the...
  • Downtown Mpls. Assault Victim's Call for Action (Knockout Victim wants "Better Lighting")

    05/08/2016 4:23:07 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 38 replies
    NBC ^ | 5-5-2016 | Jay Olstad
    Evans was walking home from a charity event near 8th St. and Hennepin Ave. early Sunday morning when he was attacked by six people. Court records say Derrick Houston hit Evans in the head - knocking him down and out. Then, while on the ground and unconscious, several others rifled through his pants, taking his money. He believes people should not be allowed to loiter as much as they do, and thinks better lighting would help things.
  • Minneapolis SWAT Team to Get New Uniforms to Change 'Militarized' Perception

    02/29/2016 7:38:08 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 29 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 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...
  • Muslim Man In Minneapolis Grabs 10 Yr Old Girl In Elevator, Rapes Her [Locust Invasion]

    01/26/2016 10:43:24 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 69 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 1/25/2016 | Theodore Shoebat
    A Muslim in Minneapolis named Ahmed Hersi grabbed a ten year old in an elevator, took her to a hallway and then raped her. Here is the photo of this repulsive heretic: (see site) According to a report: A Minneapolis man has been charged after police say he raped a 10-year-old girl in the hallway of an apartment complex in the Cedar-Riverside Neighborhood. The assault happened Sunday, Oct. 4, on the 1600 block of South Fourth Street in Minneapolis, which is Riverside Plaza. The child said a man followed her onto the elevator and that they got off on the...
  • Minneapolis councilwoman publishes personal info of people criticizing BLM protests

    12/26/2015 3:14:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    KMSP-TV ^ | December 24, 2015 | Ted Haller
    MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - A Minneapolis city council member is under fire for posting phone numbers and home addresses of those criticizing the Black Lives Matter protests on Wednesday. Alondra Cano has since taken her controversial tweets down, but they're still all over social media. Many in the community think Cano went too far. The comments, sent through the city's website, criticize Cano's participation in the protests at Mall of America and MSP airport. Laurie Grady said she wanted her voice on the protests heard by only Cano. Instead, the councilwoman tweeted Grady’s message along with her email address to nearly...
  • Activist: Mall of America protest 'decoy' for airport block

    12/24/2015 3:43:01 AM PST · by Libloather · 51 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 12/24/15 | KYLE POTTER
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Mall of America was used as "a decoy" to start a protest that quickly moved to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and blocked a terminal on a busy holiday travel day, one organizer of the demonstration said. Access to one of two terminals was closed after more than 100 protesters gathered inside and blocked roads leading to the airport Wednesday, airport spokesman Patrick Hogan said. He said the protest caused some flight delays but no cancellations. Protesters hoping to draw attention to the police shooting last month of a black man in Minneapolis had described in advance...
  • Black Lives Matter taunt Minneapolis Police

    12/08/2015 9:16:13 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 9 replies
    WARNING: GRAPHIC LANGUAGE ust imagine this scene with the colors reversed. Picture a bunch of white people hurling insults like these at blacks, and the Feds would arrive in force. I hope CNN, MSNBC, Obama and Holder are proud of what they've done. America has turned the clock back 50 years. Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=572_1449529340#poXW1c8cRKljwVVq.99
  • Minnesota Man Who Urged Jihad Surrenders In Somalia

    12/08/2015 3:32:04 AM PST · by smartyaz · 16 replies
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minnesota man charged with recruiting terrorists is in custody in Africa. A State Department spokesperson tells WCCO Muhammed Abdullah Hassan, known as Mujahid Miski online, turned himself in Somalia. The Roosevelt High School graduate returned to his native Somalia after high school in 2008, pledging allegiance to terrorist group Al-Shabab. When Paris endured its first round of terrorism this year at the Charlie Hebdo magazine office, most were condemning the acts. But via twitter, this young Minnesotan was praising the act. Officials say a Roosevelt High School grad, the young man known as *Miski* has been...
  • 8 arrested as police tear down protest camp in Minneapolis

    12/03/2015 6:00:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 12/03/15 | STEVE KARNOWSKI
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Officers on Thursday cleared away a protest encampment that sprang up in front of a Minneapolis precinct following the fatal police shooting of a black man last month, arresting eight demonstrators and erecting a fence to dissuade others from trying to return. Police ordered around 50 chanting demonstrators to disperse at about 4 a.m. and soon began removing tents and equipment while firefighters extinguished campfires. Dump trucks carried away tents and supplies while crews removed makeshift barricades that had been blocking the street in front of the station and erected a high fence to keep people off...
  • Black Lives Matter protesters gather for Thanksgiving feast ("BlacksGiving")

    11/26/2015 10:47:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | November 26, 2015 | Beatrice Dupuy and Liz Sawyer
    About 100 people gathered outside the Fourth Precinct police station in north Minneapolis on Thursday to celebrate ­Thanksgiving with friends and family brought together in a time of turmoil. They huddled around fires, prayed and gave thanks while sharing overflowing plates of donated food beneath the falling snow. It marked the 12th day of protests outside the precinct headquarters since Jamar Clark died after being shot by police Nov. 15. The gathering, which protesters called “BlacksGiving,” came a day after Clark’s ­family laid him to rest. At the Wednesday funeral, more than 300 people paid their respects and said goodbye...
  • Minneapolis police arrest two in shooting of Black Lives Matter protesters

    11/24/2015 2:34:18 PM PST · by BBell · 23 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com/reuters ^ | 11/24/15 | By David Bailey and Todd Melby
    MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Minneapolis police said on Tuesday they have arrested a 23-year-old white man and a 32-year-old Hispanic man in relation to the shooting of five people near a city police station where demonstrators have gathered for more than a week to protest the killing of an unarmed black man by officers.
  • 5 People Shot, Injured a Block from 4th Precinct Protests in Minneapolis

    11/24/2015 6:31:57 AM PST · by PeteePie · 33 replies
    KSTP 5 Eyewitness News ^ | 11/24/2015 | Dave Aeikens
    Five people were shot late Monday night near the Minneapolis Police Department’s 4th Precinct in the city’s north side, according to Minneapolis police spokesman John Elder. The incident occurred at 10:45 p.m. in the area of 14th Avenue North and Morgan Avenue North. This is one block north of the 4th Precinct station. 1925 Plymouth Ave., where protesters have been stationed since Sunday.
  • Hundreds Pray at Site Where Jamar Clark was Killed in North Mpls.

    11/20/2015 5:46:41 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 17 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 11/20/15 | Cassie Hart/AP
    Hundreds gathered outside a north Minneapolis police precinct to remember a black man who was fatally shot by an officer. A candlelight vigil and march organized by the NAACP started at 4:30 p.m. outside the 4th Precinct. Stephen Green, national director of the NAACP's youth and college division, said the weather may be cold, but people's hearts are burning for justice for 24-year-old Jamar Clark. The group started marching peacefully at 6 p.m. heading east down Plymouth Ave N. toward the area where Clark was shot by police. They stopped at the site to pray and sing the protest song...
  • Satanists seek to ally with U.S. Muslims after Paris terror

    11/19/2015 6:05:58 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 29 replies
    WND ^ | 19 Nov 15 | Douglas Ernst
    The Satanic Temple has a message for alienated U.S. Muslims: Let’s be friends. American satanists who recently tried to install a bronze Baphomet statue near a Ten Commandments monument in Oklahoma now want to ally with alienated Muslims. The organization’s offer comes less than one week after Islamic terror attacks in Paris, France, killed 129 and injured more than 350. “If there is anyone in the San Jose region who is Muslim and afraid to leave their home out of fear for some kind of backlash, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We would be glad to escort...
  • Live Stream at Minneapolis 4th Precinct Protest Over Jamar Clark Shooting

    11/18/2015 8:50:50 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 8 replies
    Livestream ^ | 18 Nov 2015 | Steely
    Look for location on map: Minneapolis 4th Police Precinct, Plymouth and Penn Streets, North Minneapolis.
  • Convicted Sex Offender Rapes Another Teen, This Time At Gunpoint

    11/13/2015 6:42:53 AM PST · by smartyaz · 16 replies
    cbsMinnesota ^ | 11/12/15 | Staff
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A convicted sexual predator is charged again with raping a teenage girl — this time at gunpoint in a Minneapolis alley earlier this month. The Hennepin County Attorney’s office says 34-year-old Charles Edward Stevenson was charged Thursday with one count of first-degree penetration while armed with a dangerous weapon and one count of providing false information while registering as a sex offender. The criminal complaint says Stevenson is accused of grabbing a 15-year-old girl as she was walking down the 2900 block of Irving Avenue North during the early morning of Nov. 2. The victim says Stevenson,...
  • Sinai Terror Attack Could Easily Have Been in Minneapolis

    11/07/2015 8:29:28 AM PST · by raptor22 · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 7, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Before the Russian Airbus 321 was blown apart 30,000 feet over the Sinai by what a growing consensus of intelligence experts believe to be a bomb planted by a passenger or airport worker, a man who would later fight and die for the Islamic State (IS) worked at the Minneapolis airport with security clearance and access to the tarmac and aircraft. It could have happened here. It may yet. As Investor’s Business Daily reported in September, 2014: Fox affiliate KMSP-TV in Minneapolis-St. Paul has reported the case of Abdirahmaan Muhumed, who, before he went to Syria to fight and die...
  • Is your local Target closing?

    11/04/2015 12:54:04 PM PST · by matt04 · 45 replies
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Target (TGT) plans to close 13 stores nationwide, including one in New Ulm and two others in Milwaukee and Superior, Wisconsin. The Minneapolis-based retailer says a decision to close a store usually follows several years of decreasing profitability. The retail giant plans to close the stores on Jan. 30, 2016. Target was hurt by a massive credit-card breach before Christmas 2013 that sent shoppers temporarily fleeing. The company also botched a major expansion into Canada and pulled the plug on that earlier this year. Layoffs in 2015 included 2,500 jobs, or about one-fifth of the workers in the...
  • MINNESOTASTAN: Somali Muslim bus driver refused to allow 16-year-old girl off the bus unless she...

    10/18/2015 1:30:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 10/16/15
    A Somali Muslim Metro Transit driver, 32-year-old Mahmud Dabshir Aden of Minneapolis, who came to the U.S. as a ‘refugee’ from Somalia 8 years ago, was arrested by Metro Transit Police for refusing to let a pregnant teenage girl off the bus, exposing himself, and demanding oral sex, according to the criminal complaint filed.Star Tribune /TopRightNews Aden was charged with soliciting for prostitution, a felony that carries a sentence of as much as 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $50,000. He is being held pending his next court appearance Monday afternoon. (That’s all? He exposed himself to...
  • Minneapolis Police: Mahmud Dabshir Aden Refused to Let Pregnant Teen off Bus, Demanded Sex

    10/11/2015 9:19:05 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Oct 2015 | Breitbart News
    A Minneapolis bus driver named Mahmud Dabshir Aden has been arrested and charged with sexually harassing a pregnant 16-year-old girl. From KSTP.com:A Metro Transit bus driver was arrested and accused of refusing to let a pregnant teenage girl off the bus and demanding oral sex, according to a criminal complaint filed in Hennepin County District Court.
  • Muslim Refugee Rapes 10 Year-Old Girl In Minneapolis

    10/09/2015 8:49:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | October 9, 2015 | R. Brownell
    A Muslim immigrant was arrested Wednesday night and charged with viciously raping and attacking a 10-year-old girl in Minnesota. Something strange occurred during the initial reporting of the case, since local news outlets refused to release information showing that the suspect was in fact a “refugee” from Somalia. According to WND: KSTP 5, an ABC affiliate in Minneapolis, referred to the suspect, Ahmed Hersi Abdi as “A Minneapolis man.” CBS affiliate WCCO 4 used the same description, giving no mention of the man’s background or how he arrived in the U.S. The attack occurred Sunday evening in an apartment complex...
  • Ten Year-Old Girl Raped by Muslim Man in Minnesota Elevator (Video)

    10/08/2015 8:26:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 59 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | Oct 8th, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    A ten year-old girl was raped in an elevator in her apartment building in Minneapolis on Sunday afternoon. Her attacker told her to turn around and pull her pants down. Ahmed Hersi Abdi was charged with two counts of first degree criminal sexual assault for the attack. Abdi also has a history of substance abuse dating to 2003. The media has not reported on Abdi’s citizenship or background. ... Minneapolis Police squads were called to the Riverside Plaza Apartments at on Sunday October 4 by an off-duty officer after witnesses told them a child had been sexually assaulted. They told...
  • Mayors Of Eighteen U.S. Cities Tell Obama They Are Ready To Take More Syrian Refugees

    09/26/2015 6:08:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 118 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/15 | Kerry Picket
    Mayors from eighteen U.S. cities signed a letter to President Obama saying they are willing to take even more refugees than what has been proposed by the administration. “We will welcome the Syrian families to make homes and new lives in our cities,” wrote the mayors, all of whom are part of the Cities United for Immigration Action coalition. “Indeed, we are writing to say that we stand ready to work with your Administration to do much more and to urge you to increase still further the number of Syrian refugees the United States will accept for resettlement.” “This is...
  • SHOCK Poll: 51% of U.S. Muslims Want Sharia Law - 25% Okay With Violence Against Infidels

    09/22/2015 7:16:39 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 78 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/22/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Religion of Peace — Dozens of Somali Muslims rallied at the Minnesota State Capital in support of the six Islamists charged with suspicion of trying to join ISIS in April. Videographer Ami Horowitz went to Minneapolis to talk with Muslim immigrants from Somalia and Saudi Arabia about life in America. Horowitz asked what they thought of the Mohammad cartoons, Shariah Law and life in t. You might be surprised at their responses – or maybe not. Many of the immigrants said there should be blasphemy laws in America. Now this… The Center for Security Policy released a poll Tuesday that...
  • The Twin Cities have an ISIS problem

    09/14/2015 2:00:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Business Insider / Yahoo ^ | 9/13/15 | Colin Campbell
    (snip) Why Minneapolis? Authorities say it's linked to Minneapolis-St. Paul's large Somali community. According to The New York Times, estimates peg the local Somali population, which Minneapolis touts as the largest in the US, at roughly 30,000 people. Reports have described violent extremism as bubbling up within the local Somali community going back years, especially as a result of the 2006 conflict between Ethiopia and Somalia. At the time, much of the terrorism-recruitment issue centered on al-Shabab, the Somali-based group that would later become an Al Qaeda affiliate. The office of Minnesota's US attorney, Andrew Luger, said Wednesday that groups...
  • Before Welcoming Thousands of Syrian Refugees, We Should Consider What Somali Immigrants Have...

    09/12/2015 10:14:48 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | September 12, 2015 | IAN TUTTLE
    Before Welcoming Thousands of Syrian Refugees, We Should Consider What Somali Immigrants Have Brought the U.S. Prayer service at a mosque in Minneapolis, Minn., in 2009 By IAN TUTTLE September 11, 2015 apologies to Golden Gopher fans, Minneapolis, Minn., is probably not most people’s idea of a destination city. Unless, that is, the traveler in question is Somali, in which case Minneapolis is the closest thing this side of the Atlantic to home. Thanks to American refugee-resettlement and family-reunification policies, Minneapolis has the dubious distinction of hosting the largest concentration of Somalis in the United States — some 30,000, according...
  • O’Malley blasts Wasserman Schultz in front of DNC meeting

    08/30/2015 8:40:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 29, 2015 | S.A. Miller
    A feud within the Democratic Party spilled into the open Friday at the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting in Minneapolis, as presidential candidate and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley used his speech to the convention to publicly chide DNC leaders for limiting the number of presidential debates. Mr. O'Malley said that DNC officials had not only silenced debate among Democratic candidates but silenced the party’s ability to respond to Republican presidential candidates, whose recent TV debate reached more than 20 million Americans. “They malign our president’s record of achievement, they denigrate women and immigrant families. They doubled down, on trickle...
  • Bush works hard to win support from tea party, Koch Brothers, wins polite applause

    08/22/2015 7:16:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | August 21, 2015 | Thomas Beaumont, The Associated Press
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Casting himself as a tax-cutting, passionate government reformer, Jeb Bush drew merely polite applause Friday from thousands of the nation's most-active tea party conservatives gathered at the billionaire industrialist Koch brothers' summit. Only when the Republican presidential candidate wrapped up his 20-minute speech by calling for a military buildup did the more than 3,000 conservatives from around the nation join in a sustained cheer for Bush, a familiar face in American politics but a newcomer in front of the tea party crowd. "I promise you, if I'm elected president of the United States, I will restore the...
  • Lawyers for Minnesota ISIS recruits argue Islamic State not a terrorist organization

    08/10/2015 10:34:45 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 12 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 08/09/2015 | Pamela Geller
    Lawyers for Minnesota terror suspects argue ISIL not a terrorist organization Attorneys for 7 suspects in FBI case are also seeking lighter security at trial, saying it could influence jury. Defense attorneys for seven suspects charged with supporting terrorism are arguing that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is not a terrorist organization because it operates a government and regulates services for citizens living under its control in Syria. In one of several motions filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, the attorneys argued that despite its reputation for brutality, ISIL carries many characteristics of a...
  • That's Not Funny Today's College Students Can't Seem To Take A Joke

    08/10/2015 8:50:55 AM PDT · by OddLane · 29 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 2015 | Caitlan Flanagan
    hree comics sat around a café table in the chilly atrium of the Minneapolis Convention Center, talking about how to create the cleanest possible set. “Don’t do what’s in your gut,” Zoltan Kaszas said. “Better safe than sorry,” Chinedu Unaka offered. Feraz Ozel mused about the first time he’d ever done stand-up: three minutes on giving his girlfriend herpes and banging his grandma. That was out. This was not a case of professionals approaching a technical problem as an intellectual exercise. Money was riding on the answer. They had come to Minneapolis in the middle of a brutal winter for...
  • Answers Tough To Find After Cyclist Hit By Chunk Of Concrete (Play Guess the Description)

    08/10/2015 7:18:17 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 40 replies
    WCCO ^ | 8/9/15 | Nina Moini
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A cyclist in Minneapolis never saw what hit him, but a witness said it was a vicious attack. Mackenzie Jensen has a fractured jaw after someone threw a chunk of concrete at his face from a passing vehicle. Jensen was biking on 41st Street in south Minneapolis Friday afternoon when it happened. He wasn’t doing anything wrong when police say a man drove by in a white Bronco, hurling a concrete chunk the size of a brick at Mackenzie’s head. Police say witnesses saw the man wore a glove, his hands protected from the rough cement. While...
  • Cyclist attacked in Minneapolis

    08/10/2015 7:15:58 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 15 replies
    Police Issue Warning After Cyclists Randomly Attacked In Minneapolis MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Random attacks against bicyclists in Minneapolis are prompting warnings Sunday from police. We’ll warn you, there are disturbing photos with this story as someone’s been throwing chunks of concrete at bikers. Two people were hit on Friday in separate incidents, including 20-year-old Mackenzie Jensen of south Minneapolis. He was biking on a quiet south Minneapolis block of 41st Street when officers say he was attacked out of the blue. A woman who was hit was in the same area. The female victim was grazed with the chunk of...
  • Police: Seven out-of-town basketball players arrested after assault spree

    08/04/2015 5:47:33 AM PDT · by csvset · 44 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | August 3, 2015 | Shelby Reynolds
    Seven young basketball players from Minneapolis, Minn., were arrested late Sunday night after they went on an assault spree on foot in south Wichita, police said Monday. The boys, ranging in age from 12 to 18 years old, were in town for the Mid America Youth Basketball tournament and were staying overnight at an area hotel, Wichita police Lt. James Esponiza said. Police first responded to the 500 block of South Broadway at around 11 p.m. on Sunday. A 48-year-old man there reported that the group of teens approached him as he stood on his front porch, yelled at him,...
  • Minnesota authorities reportedly nab 12-year-old wanted in Nebraska killing

    07/10/2015 6:16:11 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 41 replies
    fox ^ | 7-8-15 | fox
    Authorities in Minnesota reportedly arrested a 12-year-old boy early Wednesday in connection with a deadly drug-related ambush last month in a park in Omaha, Neb. The boy, along with two other boys — Jamar Milton, 17, and Shuntayvious Primes-Willis, 15 — allegedly planned to rob two men they lured to Miller Park on June 29 on the premise they wanted to do a marijuana deal, a Douglas County prosecutor told the Omaha World-Herald. Milton and Primes-Willis were arrested Monday, Fox 6 reported. Both teens were being held without bail and charged as adults with first-degree murder. Jamar Milton and the...
  • A Lil Wayne Show Was Canceled When His Entourage Refused To Be Searched

    06/23/2015 10:50:11 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 23 replies
    UPROXX.com ^ | 6/23/15 | Ryan O'Connell &bullet
    At a recent stop in Minneapolis, Lil Wayne had no problems getting through club security, but his entourage was another story… specifically, a story about a group of dudes who flat-out refused to be searched. The show ended up being cancelled, with the venue simply saying that “members of his (Lil Wayne) entourage refused to take part in the Venue’s standard safety procedures” in a Facebook post.
  • Minnesota Teenager Stomps, Kicks 2-Year-Old Girl to Death: Police

    06/16/2015 9:07:13 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    A Minneapolis teenager has been charged with second-degree murder in the brutal beating death of his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter. The 17-year-old suspect is currently charged as a juvenile. He made his first court appearance Monday at the Hennepin County Juvenile Justice Center, where it was announced there would be a certification trial to determine if he should be tried as an adult. A juvenile petition states that authorities were dispatched to a home in Minneapolis around 12:35 p.m. on June 10 on a report of a child not breathing. The child, 2-year-old Sophia O’Neill, was taken to Hennepin County Medical...
  • MN Terror Suspect Released Following Supreme Court Ruling

    06/09/2015 8:19:05 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 14 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 6/9//15 | Esme Murphy
    A young man who had threatened local FBI agents was set free Tuesday in part because of a U.S. Supreme court ruling 10 days ago. Mohamed Ali Omar, the older brother of one of seven Minnesota terror suspects accused of trying to join ISIS, was found guilty in March of threatening FBI agents who came to his south Minneapolis home to investigate his brother. But on Tuesday he walked out of federal custody. A judge will decide in September if his conviction should be tossed out and if he should get a new trial. It was just eight days ago...
  • Sex Toy Story

    06/05/2015 8:45:22 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 30 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 5, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Show and Tell no longer has the same harmless meaning it once had. “Parents of students at Encinal High School in Alameda want a teacher fired after they say he sent them home with an extra credit assignment of finding sex toys and condoms in their parents’ private drawers, and taking a selfie with what they find,” CBS San Francisco reported on June 3, 2015. “Mothers Kimberly Cobene and Evangeline Garcia heard about the sex toy selfie last month from a counselor at an afterschool program their sophomore daughters attend.” “It was to go into your parents’ private drawers or...