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  • Would-be bank robber demanded money, then Arabic interpreter

    08/31/2016 4:18:35 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 19 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | August 31, 2016 | Libor Jany
    "Authorities: Would-be Minnetonka bank robber demanded money, then interpreter. Authorities say the suspect appeared to be in his 50s and spoke only halting English."
  • GOP FAIL: Donald Trump Not Listed on Minnesota Ballot

    08/24/2016 7:56:21 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 83 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 24, 2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    Just days after his supporters and motorcade were attacked by protesters in Minneapolis at a GOP fundraiser, the Minnesota Republican party has not submitted the names of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and his vice presidential nominee Mike Pence to the secretary of state’s office for the November election, it was reported Wednesday night. A check of the sample ballot listed at the website for the Minnesota secretary of state shows the tickets of Democrat Farm-Labor Hillary Clinton, Libertarian Gary Johnson, Green Jill Stein, anti-Trumper Evan McMullin and others with Socialist, Marijuana and other parties–but no Donald Trump. A check...
  • Cost of EpiPen: One senator's daughter is Mylan CEO, another's needs drug

    Washington (CNN)The incredible increase in the cost of EpiPens, auto-injectors that can stop life-threatening emergencies caused by allergic reactions, has hit home on Capitol Hill, where one Democratic senator whose daughter has allergies has called for action and another Democratic senator's daughter is CEO of the company responsible for the price hike. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, a Democrat whose daughter relies on EpiPen, urged the Senate Judiciary Committee to investigate the price increase of the medication, calling it "unjustified." Meanwhile, the daughter of Sen. Joe Manchin, the Democrat of West Virginia, has a very different personal connection. His daughter...
  • Cheap Gun Opportunity/Profitable Gun Turn in; Minneapolis 27 August, 2016

    08/24/2016 7:53:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 24 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    -(Ammoland.com)- There will be a gun turn in event on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  While these events are commonly labelled with the propaganda term “buyback” the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them.The event will be held at two locations: Fire Station 17 at 330 E 38th St. in south Minneapolis; Fire Station 14 at 2002 Lowry Ave N in north Minneapolis.  Compensation will be in the form of Visa gift cards. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The compensation offered at this event is very generous when compared...
  • Federalizing the MLA

    08/22/2016 8:09:02 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 22, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Colleges and universities are forever feeling shortchanged by taxpayers. They needn't worry. For one thing, they are far richer than those of us who actually pay federal levies. For another, academia has succeeded in securing millions for what look like panel discussions at the Modern Language Association. "The National Institutes of Health has spent more on exercise programs for refugees, anti-tobacco video games, weight-loss programs for truckers, and studies on gay hook up apps than it has to fight the Zika virus," Elizabeth Harrington reported in the Washington Free Beacon on August 8, 2016. And a good chunk of that...
  • Police and Media Silent in Wake of Brutal Attacks on Trump Supporters

    08/21/2016 6:40:03 PM PDT · by Innovative · 64 replies
    Alpha News ^ | Aug. 21, 2016 | Preya Samsundar -
    MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Two days have passed since the private fundraiser held for Donald Trump at the Minneapolis Convention Center and stories are still trickling in about the events of the night. As Alpha News reported, Donald Trump never made a public appearance in Minneapolis but showed up to a quiet and private event at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Friday night. However, that did not stop protesters from showing up by the dozens to show their displeasure with the Republican-endorsed candidate. Trump supporters and donors were met with verbal and physical violence as they tried to enter and exit...
  • Michele Bachmann: I'm advising Trump on foreign policy

    08/21/2016 9:07:27 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 116 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/21/2016 | Caitlin Yilek
    Tea Party firebrand Michele Bachmann says she is advising Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on foreign policy. The former Minnesota House representative attended a fundraiser in the state for Trump on Saturday, where she revealed to the press that she has his ear on foreign policy. “He also recognizes there is a threat around the world, not just here in Minnesota, of radical Islam,” she said, according to MPR. “I wish our President Obama also understood the threat of radical Islam and took it seriously.” “He’s a common-sense guy, not into political correctness,” Bachmann added, according to the Star Tribune....
  • Leftist Activists Crash Trump Fundraiser, Attack Motorcade, Assault Trump Supporters . . .

    08/20/2016 12:00:01 PM PDT · by BAW · 98 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8-20-2016 | Jerome Hudson
    Leftist agitators viciously attacked attendees at a Donald Trump presidential campaign fundraiser in Minneapolis on Friday night. Video shows dozens of anti-Trump activists shouting obscenities and throwing debris as they surround Donald Trump supporters attempting to exit the Minneapolis Convention Center. Trump fundraiser attendees attempting to exit the building were forced through a gauntlet of punches, with one protester seen violently attacking an elderly man as another man and a woman caught the brunt of the brutal beating. Some attendees attempting to leave the event were also spit on as they left the ­convention center, the Star Tribune reports.
  • BREAKING VIDEO: Protesters Block Trump Motorcade, JUMP ON VEHICLE

    08/20/2016 8:56:08 AM PDT · by detective · 134 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Aug 20th, 2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    Protesters at a Donald Trump fundraiser at the Minneapolis Convention Center got between vehicles and jumped on the hood of a Secret Service SUV in Trump’s motorcade as the candidate was leaving the building. WILL THE MEDIA IGNORE THIS TOO?
  • VIDEO: Agitators bang on doors at Trump fundraiser, punch attendees in ‘gauntlet’

    08/20/2016 5:28:06 AM PDT · by Kyle Olson · 108 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 8/20/2016 | Kyle Olson
    Leftist agitators employed fascist tactics at a Donald Trump fundraiser in Minneapolis on Friday night. Video shows protesters banging on the doors of the Minneapolis Convention Center where Trump was speaking to attendees. When the event concluded, Trump supporters were forced to run a “gauntlet,” with many, including elderly women, being punched and pelted with garbage.
  • Trump Making First Campaign Trip to Minnesota, Protesters Gather Ahead of Fundraiser

    08/19/2016 6:15:58 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 9 replies
    5 ABC NEWS ^ | 19 AUGUST 2016 | 5 ABC NEWS
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is making his first visit to Minnesota this campaign, but not for any public appearance. Trump is meeting with wealthy Republican donors to raise money, and doesn't plan a public rally. However, a spokesman for the Minnesota Trump campaign says the lack of a public rally doesn't mean Trump won't compete here. "We feel very good about Minnesota and we're going to be trying hard in Minnesota," Brian LeClair told Tom Hauser in an interview for "At Issue" that will be broadcast Sunday morning at 10 a.m. "Not only is he making a visit this...
  • Q: How Does an Islamist Get Elected to State Legislature? A: Watch This

    08/17/2016 7:35:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | August 17, 2016 | Bethany Blankley
    How does a Somali get elected to Minnesota’s state legislature? Because she’s from “Little Somalia,” Minneapolis, home to the largest Somali community in America. So it should come as not surprise that a Somali activist unseated one of the longest-serving members of the state legislature earlier this year in Minneapolis. Ilhan Omar defeated Rep. Phyllis Kahn who was in the legislature for 22 terms (44 years). Omar could be the first Somali in America to be elected to any state legislature if she wins in November. Minneapolis is recruiting ground for young terrorists. At least 36 Somali men from Minnesota...
  • Target to spend $20 million on private bathrooms after customer revolt

    08/17/2016 1:03:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 75 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | August 17, 2016
    Target Corp. said it will spend $20 million to add a private bathroom to each of its stores by next year, following customer protests over its policy allowing transgender individuals to use whichever restroom corresponds with their gender identity. Target’s finance chief Cathy Smith said the move is a response to feedback from customers voicing displeasure over the company’s bathroom policy. She added the customer discontent hadn’t had a “material impact” on sales. CEO Brian Cornell had promised to roll out family restrooms earlier this year and defended the company’s stance on diversity. Protests started at Target stores after the...
  • St. Louis Park cop charged with DWI: 'F--- the police! I hate that I'm a cop!'

    08/16/2016 6:55:06 AM PDT · by massmike · 48 replies
    fox9.com ^ | 08/16/2016 | n/a
    Chaunte Lee Ford, 27, is charged with third-degree DWI, collision with an unattended vehicle, careless driving, and interfering with a peace office for the Aug. 5 incident outside of the NE Palace Bar. Ford was allegedly “hostile to the officers” and made “obscene gestures and comments toward them.” When asked if she needed an ambulance, Ford yelled, "F--- you. I don't need an ambulance. F--- that and f--- you." She also made general anti-police statements such as, "F--- the police! I f---ing hate cops and I hate that I'm a cop! All you guys do is harass black people!" At...
  • Minnesota farmers turn to bankruptcy as low prices continue

    08/15/2016 10:55:44 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 22 replies
    Mainichi, The ^ | 14 August 2016
    Minnesota's crop, livestock and dairy farmers are suffering with continuing rock bottom prices for their commodities, driving some into bankruptcy. John Quaal, 71, operates a dairy farm near Fergus Falls and tells Minnesota Public Radio News (http://bit.ly/2b5RcoD ) that it's nearly impossible to break even producing milk. "For almost two years now we've been going backwards," said Quaal. "You've got to learn to deal with it I guess. It's just the way it is." Quaal said his farm has lost as much as $40,000 in a single month and figures the family operation lost a total of $300,000 last year....
  • Smoke-free public housing helps Minnesota cut secondhand smoke exposure by nearly half

    08/11/2016 6:38:15 AM PDT · by Drango · 33 replies
    Smoke-free policies have the potential to provide healthier environments at multifamily, public housing while also motivating residents to quit or smoke less, according to a new study by the Minnesota Department of Health’s Office of Statewide Health Improvement Initiatives. The eight public housing properties in this study implemented smoke-free policy changes after working with local public health agencies through the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP). After the smoke-free policies were implemented, the study found a 46 percent drop in frequent indoor secondhand smoke exposure among non-smokers. In addition, 77 percent of smokers reported reducing the amount they smoke and 5...
  • Former Somali refugee poised to win office in Minnesota

    08/10/2016 5:32:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 10, 2016 7:39 PM EDT | Steve Karnowski
    Ilhan Omar spent four years in a Kenyan refugee camp as a young girl, fleeing with her family from civil war in Somalia. Two decades later, after forging a new life in Minnesota, she appears on the brink of becoming the nation’s first Somali-American state legislator. Omar, a 33-year-old community activist, cried as she delivered victory speeches in English and Somali after defeating a 44-year incumbent in the latest sign of the Somali community’s growing influence in the city and state. Her victory in a heavily Democratic Minneapolis district makes her a strong favorite in the general election — where...
  • Minneapolis Police Make Changes Aimed at Defusing Conflicts

    08/08/2016 6:25:14 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 13 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 8/8/16 | Ellen Galles/AP
    The Minneapolis Police Department has announced four policy changes aimed at defusing conflicts between officers and the public that can turn deadly. Chief Janee Harteau (lesbian) said Monday the "sanctity of life" is the cornerstone of her department's use-of-force policy. She says officers should use de-escalation tactics whenever reasonably possible, while slowing down situations to reduce the risk of injury to officers and the public. The changes also give officers a duty to intervene to prevent others from using force improperly and a duty to report misconduct.
  • Trump's comments about Minnesota Somalis met with outrage, satisfaction

    08/06/2016 6:10:35 PM PDT · by Fedora · 103 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | August 6, 2016 | Mila Koumpilova
    [Subtitle:] Trump called state a terror recruitment hotbed.[PHOTO caption:] Mohamoud Ibrahim, right, a specialist in the Army Reserve, said goodbye to his friends after the Friday prayer at the Islamic Institute of Minnesota's mosque in Burnsville, MN, Friday, August 5, 2016. Ibrahim will leave for Wisconsin on Saturday for three weeks for Army training.Mahamoud Ibrahim stewed about Donald Trump as he packed for a three-week U.S. Army Reserve training. In a Thursday speech, the Republican presidential candidate suggested that Somali refugees have turned Minnesota into a hotbed for terror recruitment and frayed its social safety net. . .
  • DHS Gives Somali Muslims Special Airport Security Tours after Harassment, Profiling Complaints

    08/04/2016 8:36:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    www.judicialwatch.org ^ | AUGUST 02, 2016 | Staff
    The Obama administration gave Somali Muslims behind-the-scenes tours at a major U.S. airport after the group complained to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson about feeling harassed and profiled, government records obtained by Judicial Watch reveal. The special security tours not offered to any other group occurred at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport after Department of Homeland Security (DHS) roundtable meetings with local Somali leaders to obtain feedback for “modifications to practices that would allow for operations to be more culturally sensitive.” On at least two occasions—December 18, 2014 and February 18, 2015—federal authorities granted the unprecedented excursions of the facility’s...
  • Minnesota Lawmakers, Gold Star Mom Join Call for Trump to Apologize to Khan Family

    08/02/2016 5:23:34 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 71 replies
    KTSP.COM ^ | 02 AUGUST 2016 | KTSP.COM
    Minnesota lawmakers, and a former gubernatorial candidate and Gold Star Mom picked up the phone today to call on Donald Trump to apologize to the family of Captain Humayun Khan. DFL Representative John Lesch, DFL Representative Rob Ecklund, and former state representative and senator Becky Lourey were on the call organized by the Clinton campaign. Trump has been widely criticized for his reaction to the DNC speech by Khizr Khan, the father of the fallen soldier who questioned what sacrifices Trump had made for his country and accused him of not reading the Constitution.
  • U. S. City Rolls Over for Radical Mosque

    07/27/2016 4:04:56 PM PDT · by boatbums · 12 replies
    WND.com ^ | July 25, 2016 | Leo Holman
    A radical mosque known for breeding terrorists has been granted special privileges by the city of Bloomington, Minnesota, which allows its members to take over a public park and treat it as their own, to the exclusion of other residents, according to complaints filed by a citizens group. Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/07/u-s-city-rolls-over-for-radical-mosque/#7UHWQlF7O7Ccp8fO.99
  • How the F.B.I. Can Detain, Render and Threaten Without Risk

    11/03/2015 8:41:50 AM PST · by Theoria · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 03 Nov 2015 | Patrick G. Eddington
    At exactly 5 p.m. on March 13, 2007, just as I was preparing to leave my cubicle in Washington for the day, I got a phone call from the journalist Jonathan Landay of McClatchy Newspapers. To this day, I remember his exact words. 'One of your congressman’s constituents is being held in an Ethiopian intelligence service prison, and I think your former employer is neck-deep in this.' The congressman was Rush Holt, then a Democratic representative from New Jersey, for whom I worked for 10 years starting in 2004. The constituent was Amir Mohamed Meshal of Tinton Falls, N.J., who...
  • More protesters arrested as police seek to reopen Summit Avenue

    07/26/2016 7:23:26 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 12 replies
    PioneerPress.com ^ | 7/26/16 | Mara H. Gottfried
    St. Paul police arrested at least 46 people Tuesday near the Governor’s Residence on Summit Avenue in a day marked by tense standoffs and groups of protesters being driven to jail in buses. The location has been the focal point of protests for 20 days, beginning just after a St. Anthony police officer fatally shot Philando Castile in Falcon Heights the night of July 6. Police shut down Summit Avenue in front of the residence for about a week and a half and then reopened it, but protesters closed it down again Sunday night. On Tuesday morning police made an...
  • U.S. city rolls over for radical mosque

    07/26/2016 5:54:16 PM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 26 July 2016 | Leo Hohmann
    A radical mosque known for breeding terrorists has been granted special privileges by the city of Bloomington, Minnesota, which allows its members to take over a public park and treat it as their own, to the exclusion of other residents, according to complaints filed by a citizens group. The Friends of Smith Park started a petition drive and took its case to the Bloomington City Council with a formal complaint Monday night. At issue is the Dar al-Farooq mosque, which WND has previously reported has a record of turning Somali refugees into jihadists for ISIS and other terror groups.
  • General Mills expands flour recall after 4 more illnesses

    07/26/2016 9:46:16 AM PDT · by blueyon · 23 replies
    Wavy10news ^ | 7/26/16 | AP
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — General Mills is expanding a flour recall issued over a possible link to an E. coli outbreak after four new illnesses were reported. The recall announced Monday covers several varieties of Gold Medal and Signature Kitchens flour produced on certain dates through February 10. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said flour produced at a General Mills plant in Kansas City, Missouri, is a likely source of the outbreak, which so far has sickened 46 people in 21 states. The CDC says 13 have been hospitalized, and one person has developed a type of kidney...
  • Franken: RNC "Ugly" Convention "Spewing Hate" An "Extension Of The Candidate"

    07/21/2016 11:35:35 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 52 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 21, 2016 | Pam Key
    Thursday on MSNBC's coverage of the Republican National Convention, Senator Al Franken (D-M) declared the convention to be "the ugliest convention" he had ever seen and said it was "an extension of the candidate".
  • For Hillary Clinton's bold choice for VP, how about Keith Ellison?

    07/18/2016 7:15:49 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 71 replies
    The Star Tribune ^ | June 2, 2016 | Zachariah Sippy
    With Bernie Sanders’ recent appointment of Keith Ellison to the Democratic platform committee, the congressman from Minnesota will start to get some of the attention he deserves. Some have considered the possibility of a Hillary Clinton-Xavier Becerra ticket, which would certainly be interesting. But as a former Sanders supporter, I am near certain that the California congressman will not fire up the young, liberal base that has pushed so hard for Sanders.
  • 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.
  • ThinkProgress Editor: Cops Not Held Accountable

    07/17/2016 2:03:21 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 28 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 17, 2016 | Josh Feldman
    ThinkProgress editor Zack Ford, in discussing the Baton Rouge shooting today, offered a take on police accountability and violence that rubbed a lot of people the wrong way: Given how police haven't been held accountable for murdering black people, it's no surprise some are taking justice into their own hands. — Zack Ford (@ZackFord) July 17, 2016 He argued in his subsequent tweets he’s just making a point about the frustration people feel in reaction to constant systemic injustice:
  • Black Lives Matter pledges to 'shut down' Rosedale shopping center Sunday

    07/15/2016 9:00:48 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 40 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 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...
  • Prominent Black Lives Matter activist to attend Obama meeting

    07/14/2016 9:07:57 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 22 replies
    the Hill ^ | July 13 2016 | Jordan Fabian
    Prominent Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson said Wednesday he is attending a meeting with President Obama designed to help mend frayed ties between law enforcement and the communities they serve. “We are at the @WhiteHouse right now for a 3-hour convening w/ President Obama re: the recent events in #BatonRouge & across the country,” Mckesson tweeted Wednesday. Mckesson wrote he will be joined by fellow activist Brittany Packnett and Minneapolis-based Black Lives Matter leader Mica Grimm. The president is sitting down with nearly three-dozen law enforcement officials, civil rights leaders, educators and local politicians at the White House in...
  • 10 Top Republicans Sitting Out the RNC Convention

    07/13/2016 9:02:03 PM PDT · by detective · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Jul 2016 | Michelle Moons
    Trump-resistant and election battling Republicans including two former Presidents, two former Republican nominees, and several former 2016 presidential hopefuls are offering up excuses for why they will not attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week, notably among them a break with a history of former Presidents attending their party’s convention. Here are ten of the most prominent Republicans who say they’ll skip out on the convention and a few more who will or maybe won’t.
  • Trump Campaign Focusing on 17 States in General Election

    07/13/2016 8:18:16 PM PDT · by bereanrabbi · 21 replies
    Wall Street journal ^ | July 6, 2016
    Donald Trump's political director, Jim Murphy, told House members that the campaign would focus on 17 states this fall, the Wall Street Journal reports. Included are 12 states Barack Obama won in both 2008 and 2012 (145 electoral votes) and five states Mitt Romney won in 2012. Not in the list are extreme longshots like California and New York, states Trump has previously indicated would be competitive for him.
  • Officer who shot Castile attended 'Bulletproof Warrior' training

    07/13/2016 7:23:15 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 56 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 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...
  • Philando Castile had a permit to carry from Hennepin County

    07/13/2016 5:19:06 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 267 replies
    Fox 9 ^ | 7/13/16 | Ashley Cole
    The family of Philando Castile has shared a copy of his permit to carry letter with Fox 9. The permit was issued by Hennepin County on June 4, 2015.
  • 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.
  • The media did it again (a la George Zimmerman) the policeman who shot Philando Castile is Hispanic

    07/13/2016 7:20:59 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 36 replies
    Vanity
    As usual the media is covering up facts it finds uncomfortable. The policeman who shot Philando Castile in Minnesota is Jeronimo Yarez an Hispanic policemen. If this sounds familiar, it's because it is. When George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin it was the same media lie perpetrated. "White man shoots unarmed black person." Even though George Zimmerman is Hispanic.
  • GoFundMe pages have collected $310K in Castile's name; are they legit?

    07/13/2016 1:22:42 AM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    StarTribune ^ | 12 July 2016 9:48pm | Paul Walsh
    At least four online fundraising campaigns on a popular website have raised more than $310,000 in less than a week on behalf of the loved ones of Philando Castile, who was fatally shot by a police officer in Falcon Heights. Representatives of the family, however, advised in an e-mail on Tuesday that all donations be sent to Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church at 501 W. Lawson Av. in St. Paul and not to the GoFundMe efforts. -snip - ...Burgin is directing potential donors to a GoFundMe page set up by Allysza Castile, Philando’s sister. So far, her page has collected more...
  • ACLU calls for St. Paul to drop charges against Interstate 94 protesters

    07/12/2016 6:22:23 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 76 replies
    PioneerPress.com ^ | 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
  • Rapper Chuck D on CNN: Police Are 'Still A Slave Patrol'; Black Lives Matter Akin To The 60s

    07/12/2016 6:14:54 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 22 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 12, 2016 | Matthew Balan
    Rapper Chuck D of the 80s group Public Enemy ranted against the police on CNN's New Day on Tuesday. When Chris Cuomo played up how "you have a lot more diversity in the police force," the guest wildly claimed that "when it comes down to enforcement...people feel like it's still a slave patrol." He also likened the Black Lives Movement to the anti-Vietnam War protests: "People feel is that Black Lives Matter is this violent movement. It's not what it is. It's a movement against the violence....almost like in the '60s, when you had people protesting against Vietnam." [video below]
  • Philando Castile’s Cousin Charged With Felony Rioting In I-94 Protest

    07/12/2016 5:55:37 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 13 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 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
    StarTribune.com ^ | 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...
  • Minnesota cops quit WNBA security over Lynx's Black Lives Matter shirts, comments

    07/12/2016 8:26:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | 7/12/16 | Geoff Herbert
    Four off-duty cops walked out on a WNBA game after seeing players wear warmup shirts with the message "Black Lives Matter," prompting questions about the future of security. The Washington Post reports the police officers were providing security for a Minnesota home game on Saturday when the shirts and and some player comments prompted them to quit. The president of the Minneapolis Police Federation defended their walkout Monday and said all other officers may do the same.
  • 16 Photos of White Allies Protesting Alongside Black Lives Matter

    07/11/2016 8:05:21 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 51 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | July 11, 2016 | Zeba Blay
    In the days since the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castille and the five police officers in Dallas, there’s been a sense that America is a country divided, in the midst of a budding civil war between black and white. While there are many white people who oppose the Black Lives Matter protests that have sprung up across the nation over the past week, there are also many who have joined the demonstrations against the treatment and killings of black people across the U.S. Below are pictures that offer up a little hope, featuring white protestors standing in solidarity...
  • Black Lives Matter Mob Threatens Fox News Reporter

    07/11/2016 7:11:15 PM PDT · by maggief · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 11, 2016 | Neil Munro
    A mob of Black Lives Matter demonstrators berated and threatened a Fox News reporter in St. Paul, Minn., when the reporter asked the protestors why they were blocking a highway on July 9. “Get the f… out of here,” the lead organizer frantically chanted into the face of the stunned reporter, who politely defended himself by saying, “I asked you… [to] tell me why you are here.” The demonstrators pushed up against the reporter, forcing him backwards towards the protection of police, while another person seems to say “we’re going to knock his ass out.” (snip) The St. Paul organizer...
  • CNN’s Marc Lamont Hill: Black People Are Incapable of Racism

    07/11/2016 10:14:14 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 109 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11 Jul 2016 | Alex Griswold
    CNN political commentator and HuffPo Live host Marc Lamont Hill opined Monday that black people cannot be racist because they lack the “institutional power” required to “deploy racism.” Hill was asked to respond to comments made by former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani calling the Black Lives Matter movement racist. “First of all, by the way, Black Lives Matter and the movement for black lives this morning issued a pledge which I tweeted out today calling for justice, calling for peace, and calling for togetherness in a moment where we’re attempting to be divided,” Hill said. vlcsnap-2016-07-11-12h38m43s587CNN political commentator and...
  • Philando Castile Not Issued Carry permit By Ramsey County,Minnesota Sheriff.

    07/10/2016 3:39:09 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 101 replies
    Ramsey County Sheriff ^ | July 8,2016 | Ramsey County Sheriff
    Mr. Castile never applied for a permit to carry with our office. Therefore we did not issue his permit.
  • 21 Officers Injured as St. Paul Freeway Protest Turns Violent (anarchy in the USA)

    07/10/2016 1:11:48 PM PDT · by dennisw · 46 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10 Jul 2016 | by Daniel Nussbaum
    Twenty-one officers from various Minnesota law enforcement agencies were injured and more than 102 protestors were arrested as a demonstration on the I-94 freeway in St. Paul turned violent Saturday night, with protestors hurling rocks, bottles, fireworks and bricks at law enforcement officers on the scene. Hundreds of demonstrators began protesting at the Governor’s Residence in St. Paul Saturday night over the police-involved shooting death of Philando Castile earlier in the week before heading onto the I-94 freeway around 8 p.m., local Fox affiliate KMSP reported. The interstate was shut down in both directions for more than five hours and...
  • Police chief 'disgusted' by violence at I-94 protest; 21 officers hurt

    07/10/2016 10:23:28 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 49 replies
    About 100 people protesting late Saturday and early Sunday in a sometimes violent response to the police killing of Philando Castile were arrested, either during an hourslong human blockade of Interstate 94 in St. Paul or during a follow-up gathering elsewhere in the city, authorities said. The violence perpetrated by some of the protesters against the police prompted denouncement in the strongest terms by St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and Police Chief Todd Axtell, who called the pelting of officers with rocks, bottles and other items “a disgrace.” Axtell said 21 officers from all law enforcement agencies on the scene...