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  • BLM Protesters March From 4th Precinct To City Hall

    11/24/2015 3:02:09 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 21 replies
    WCCO.COM ^ | 24 NOVEMBER 2015 | WCCO.COM
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — After a night of violence that left five people shot near the 4th Precinct occupation, protesters are marching to Minneapolis City Hall in a show of solidarity. Hundreds of protestors are making their way down Plymouth Avenue North Tuesday afternoon, all the way across I-94 and into downtown Minneapolis to City Hall — a total distance of about three miles.
  • 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.
  • Five people shot near Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis(B on W?)

    11/24/2015 7:04:59 AM PST · by rktman · 53 replies
    startribune.com ^ | 11/24/2015 | Mark Vancleave
    Five protesters were shot late Monday night near the Black Lives Matter encampment at the Fourth Precinct police station in north Minneapolis, according to police. Those who were shot sustained non-life-threatening injuries, said police spokesman John Elder in a statement. Miski Noor, a media contact for Black Lives Matter, said “a group of white supremacists showed up at the protest, as they have done most nights.” One of the three counterdemonstrators wore a mask, said Dana Jaehnert, who had been at the protest site since early evening. When about a dozen protesters attempted to herd the group away from the...
  • MSA Rejects Moment of Recognition Resolution for 9/11

    11/23/2015 5:13:09 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 12 replies
    The Minnesota Republic ^ | November 11, 2015 | Kasey Carpenter
    On Tuesday, November 10, the Minnesota Student Association (MSA)-the undergraduate student government at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (UMN)- rejected a resolution for a moment of recognition on future anniversaries of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Theo Menon, the student group representative to MSA for the College Republicans (CRs) at UMN, introduced the resolution; MSA's forum voted against it 36-23 (with three abstentions). The proposed resolution pointed to the university's lack of any sort of commemoration regarding the attacks on 9/11. It then called for a campus-wide moment of recognition on every September 11 from now on. "I wrote...
  • 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...
  • Minneapolis Man Charged in Fatal Shooting Outside of Church

    11/18/2015 6:31:03 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 17 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 11/18/15 | Jennie Lissarrague
    A Minneapolis man has now been charged after a man was fatally shot outside of a North Minneapolis church back in October. The Hennepin County Attorney's Office says 20-year-old Jontrel Marquise Bolden was charged with second-degree murder in the death of 19-year-old Elija Larkin. Bolden was also charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Prosecutors say a warrant for Bolden's arrest was issued on Oct. 23, and he was arrested in Chicago earlier this month. Bolden made his first court appearance Tuesday, where bail was set at $1 million. His next court appearance is scheduled for Dec....
  • Dem Rep Ellison: ISIS Neither Islamic Nor A State

    11/18/2015 1:37:16 PM PST · by Biggirl · 53 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 18, 2015 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) said he prefers to use the Arabic acronym Daesh when referring to to ISIS because he said it “stands for Islamic state. They are neither Islamic nor are they a state.”
  • Jamar Clark shooting: Protest blocks interstate

    11/17/2015 1:47:38 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 20 replies
    ClickOnDetroit ^ | Nov 17 2015 | Doug Criss
    Black Lives Matter protesters shut down a Minneapolis interstate Monday evening, a day after the police shooting of Jamar Clark, who later died. About 200 to 300 people took part in the protest, which closed traffic on Interstate 94 for about three hours Monday night, said Lt. Tiffani Schweigart, spokeswoman for the Minnesota State Police. Fifty-one people were arrested. Earlier Monday, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges asked the Justice Department and the U.S. Attorney's Office to open a civil rights investigation into the shooting.
  • Black Lives Matter Protesters Shut Down I-94 In Minneapolis

    11/16/2015 6:50:55 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 71 replies
    CBS Minnesota ^ | November 16, 2015
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Protesters with Black Lives Matter have shut down Interstate 94 near downtown Minneapolis Monday night. Hundreds of protesters have the westbound side of the highway closed from 7th St. to Broadway. It’s in response to the officer-involved shooting of Jamar Clark. Protesters hit the highway shortly before 7 p.m.
  • Dayton Won't Object to Syrian Refugees if Deep Checks are Done

    11/16/2015 2:59:05 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 55 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 11/16/15 | AP
    Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton isn't objecting to the possible placement of Syrian refugees in his state as long as they undergo rigorous screening first. Dayton released a statement Monday saying he's been assured by the White House that any refugees from the war-torn country would be "subject to the highest level of security checks of any category of traveler to the United States."
  • DFLer (RAT) abruptly quits race after saying 'ISIS isn't necessarily evil'

    11/15/2015 5:38:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 11/15/15 | Paul Walsh
    A Burnsville DFLer's campaign for the state House abruptly ended Sunday morning within hours of him posting on social media that ISIS "isn't necessarily evil" and is "made up of people doing what they think is best for their community." The Twitter posting Saturday by Dan Kimmel, coming as the world's emotions remain raw from Friday's terror attacks in Paris, brought swift rebuke from others on Twitter. House Minority Leader Paul Thissen, DFL-Minneapolis, called for Kimmel to give up his campaign. "I'm folding up the campaign tent," Kimmel told the Star Tribune. He later issued a written apology and called...
  • U. Minnesota student government rejects annual recognition of 9/11 [Short title]

    11/15/2015 12:30:42 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 15, 2015 | Eugene Volokh
    [Snip]...On Tuesday, November 10, the Minnesota Student Association (MSA) — the undergraduate student government at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (UMN) — rejected a resolution for a moment of recognition on future anniversaries of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks…."I am well aware that 9/11 was a devastating tragedy but I am also fearful for the welfare of our Muslim and Middle Eastern students on campus, of which I identify with."
  • Dem candidate for Minn. House ends campaign following ISIS tweet [not necessarily evil]

    11/15/2015 12:05:57 PM PST · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/15/15 | Daniel Chaitin
    A Democratic candidate for Minnesota state representative is ending his campaign because of backlash to a post he made on social media about the Islamic State. Dan Kimmel, a software developer and self-described "business process expert" from Burnsville, Minn., posted a tweet Saturday night that said "ISIS isn't necessarily evil. It is made up of people doing what they think is best for their community. Violence is not the answer, though." His tweet came a day after attacks in Paris left 128 dead and at least 350 injured. The Islamic State claimed responsibility. Kimmel has since deleted the statement and...
  • 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,...
  • French Woman Meets Vet’s Family After Caring For His Grave

    11/11/2015 6:03:58 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 11/11/15 | Bill Hudson
    About 125,000 World War II soldiers and airmen are buried in 11 cemeteries in France. For many of their families it’s difficult, if not impossible, to pay a foreign visit to decorate their loved-one’s grave. But 70 years after World War II ended, French volunteers continue their pledge to do what American loved ones can’t. “He was in a bomber group and they were flying a mission over France,” said the nephew named after his uncle Chuck. Gunner Charles Speier was just 20 years old, a gifted artist, when he and his bomber crew were shot down April 1, 1944....
  • Judge dismisses charges against organizers of Black Lives Matter protest at MOA

    11/10/2015 8:07:13 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 9 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 11/10/15 | John Reinan and Rochelle Olson
    A Hennepin County judge on Tuesday dismissed charges against organizers of the massive Black Lives Matter protest at the Mall of America in Bloomington last Christmas season. The leaders of the protest, which drew more than 2,000 people to the mall on Dec. 20, had faced misdemeanor charges of aiding and abetting trespass, aiding and abetting unlawful assembly, and aiding and abetting disorderly conduct. In a 137-page decision, Chief Judge Peter Cahill dismissed all charges against the 11 organizers, while keeping in place trespass charges against 17 individual protesters.
  • One person shot at Clayton State University apartment building

    11/09/2015 9:12:17 PM PST · by Mozilla · 7 replies
    AJC ^ | 11/09/15 | Tyler Estep and David Markiewicz
    One person was seriously injured in a shooting Monday night at a Clayton State University student apartment building. The shooting at the Clayton Station Apartments happened shortly after 8 p.m. in the 3000 building of the Clayton Station Apartments, university spokeswoman Maritza E. Ferreira said in a statement. The victim is not a student, but is believed to be the relative of a student, Ferreira said. Police were still searching for the suspect Monday nigth, she added.
  • Hillary Clinton trails 4 GOP candidates in this deep blue state

    11/09/2015 9:17:35 AM PST · by GonzoII · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/9/15 11:59 AM | Ryan Lovelace
    A new survey of Minnesota voters shows Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton trails a handful of GOP candidates in hypothetical head-to-head matchups. Clinton's failure to fend off challenges in the Midwestern blue state - ranked the second most liberal state in the union in 2014 - shows just how much the Democratic juggernaut may be struggling. Ben Carson leads Clinton 50-41 percent in the KSTP/SurveyUSA poll, Florida Sen Marco Rubio wins 47-41, Carly Fiorina bests Clinton 45-41, and Donald Trump has a three percentage point edge on Clinton too, 45-42. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, whose poll numbers have dropped...
  • Suspect hands over robbery victim’s ID when police ask for identification ( Ohio )

    11/08/2015 5:48:17 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    WCMH ^ | November 5, 2015
    Columbus police say a robbery suspect was asked for identification by officers after being detained, and that's when he handed over the victim's driver's license. ... the suspect, Mohammed Abdullah Ahmed ... additional property of the victim was also found, and Ahmed was arrested and charged with robbery.
  • Lame and Lamer: Hillary Lines Up Feminist Senators with Cue Cards

    11/07/2015 6:35:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 7, 2015 | Melissa Mullins
    In a feministic attempt to be hip, the Hillary Clinton campaign decided to do something “fun” and ask Democratic senators – all female of course – to hold up signs with their answers to questions about the Democratic presidential candidate front-runner.  It’s sort of like, remember how Michelle Obama held a sign with the #bringbackourgirls in an effort to “fight back” at the terrorist group Boko Haram that kidnapped hundreds of girls from a Nigerian school? As if that would make any difference at all.  This entire exercise is sort of like that, only much lamer. Besides, what better way...
  • Hamtramck is 1st American city to elect majority Muslim council

    11/04/2015 5:45:43 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 22 replies
    Click On Detroit ^ | 11/4/2015 | Will Jones
    4 of 6 Hamtramck City Council members are Muslim The Polish flocked to Hamtramck in the 1900s and evidence of the city's Polish roots remain. However, over the last few decades a new wave of immigrants, primarily from the Middle East, South Asia and Southeastern Europe, has dramatically changed the face and culture of this community. Now, the Hamtramck City Council is going to reflect that diversity. "We are very proud and we are very happy for that achievement, what we have done in this city, for our city," said Jamal Alturki, a voter. Voters gave Abu Musa and Anam...
  • 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...
  • Minnesota Media Poll Shows Donald Trump on Top and Defeating Hillary

    11/03/2015 8:57:19 PM PST · by Amntn · 59 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 11/3/15 | Sundance
    Minnesota Media Poll Shows Donald Trump on Top and Defeating Hillary - Outlet Promptly Deletes Their own Findings... Posted on November 3, 2015 by sundance The operational arm of the DNC, or perhaps Senator Al Frankin, must have been urgently dispatched to contact KTSP (ABC 5) News in Minnesota after they published results from their sponsored SurveyUSA poll?survey... Why? Because they deleted the lead in paragraph only moments after posting it. Their survey finds Donald Trump perceived to be the most likely nominee amid all of the survey respondents: * Trump 26% * Carson 19% * Rubio 16% * Bush...
  • Neighbor Sent Letter Asking To 'Taste' Family's 'Delicious' Kids, Cops Say

    10/27/2015 6:24:25 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 11 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 10/23/2015 | Hilary Hanson
    Police in Minnesota say that a local woman expressed her irritation with neighborhood kids by sending their home a letter inquiring if she could taste the children. The recipients, a family in the town of Champlin with two elementary school kids, say they received the anonymous letter on Sept. 27, CBS Minnesota reports. The full text read, The children look delicious. May I have a taste?The next day, a woman who received the letter posted an incensed response on a community Facebook group, informing the sender that the answer was a definite no:To the individual who sent this letter...The answer...
  • Mother Of Terror Suspect Says Son Is Innocent, Suffering In Jail (MN)

    10/26/2015 6:18:30 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 33 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 10/26/15 | Esme Murphy
    The mother of one of the five young terror suspects is speaking out, saying her son is being treated more harshly than the four other suspects. Fadumo Husseins son, 20-year-old Guled Omar, is being held in the Ramsey County Jail. The five co-defendants are scheduled to stand trial on terror charges in February. Hussein says this is especially difficult for her family because of the loss of Guleds older brother, Ahmed Ali Omar. Ahmed Ali Omar has been a fugitive since 2009 and has been charged with fighting for al-Shabaab in Somalia. Hussein is a single mother of 13 children....

    01/28/2004 1:29:38 AM PST · by kattracks · 27 replies · 163+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/28/04
    <p>January 28, 2004 -- Al Franken is a big fat blabbermouth, and now he thinks he's Hulk Hogan. OK, maybe not that fat.</p> <p>But a blabbermouth for sure - and now he's unleashed a new weapon: the body slam.</p> <p>At a Howard Dean campaign stop in New Hampshire Monday, Franken lost control of himself when lunatic-fringe acolytes of Lyndon LaRouche began heckling the former Vermont governor.</p>
  • Refugee pushback growing in multiple states

    10/21/2015 9:27:30 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 38 replies
    WND ^ | October 20, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Snip....... Dr. Mark Christian, a former child imam born into a prominent Muslim family in Egypt who later broke away from the Islamic faith and became a Christian, said the key actors driving the backlash against Muslim immigration are the Muslims themselves. They are using their Twitter accounts on a daily basis to communicate their agenda of hatred against Jews and Christians, and by their actions in Europe, in Israel and throughout the Middle East where they are killing non-Muslims, Christian said. People are afraid when they see what Muslims are doing on a regular basis in their own countries...
  • Governor Says Residents Questioning Refugee Settlement Should Leave His State

    10/20/2015 6:34:14 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/16/15 | Walter Hudson
    Were told that refugee resettlement is about the preservation of human dignity. But those advocating for it dont always act in a dignified manner. The resettlement of Somali refugees to central Minnesota has been the subject of heated debate. Some argue that refusing refugees would not be neighborly. Then comes this, from Alpha News: Governor Mark Dayton attended a community conversation about race hosted by the St. Cloud NAACP and told people who have been questioning refugee resettlement in the central Minnesota region to find another state. WJON reports the Governors statements, This is a time for everybody who is...
  • Man treated in a hospital grabs officer's gun, kills him

    10/18/2015 4:17:55 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 46 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | October 18, 2015
    ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) A suspect in a domestic incident who was being treated at a Minnesota hospital grabbed a gun from a sheriff's deputy and killed the officer early Sunday, prompting hospital security officers to subdue the suspect with a stun gun, authorities said. After the suspect was taken into custody he died, despite efforts by medical personnel to revive him.
  • Minnesota Governor Dayton: Dont want migrants? GET OUT OF MINNESOTA

    10/17/2015 5:11:19 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 79 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 10/16/2015 | Pamela Geller
    Governor Mark Dayton attended a community conversation about race hosted by the St. Cloud NAACP and told people who have been questioning refugee resettlement in the central Minnesota region to find another state. This mirrors the German authorities who told a small town of 3,000 that is being forced to absorb 4,000 Muslim migrants, If you dont like hosting refugees in your town, you can leave the country. MN Governor Dayton: Dont like immigrants, get out of Minnesota! By Ann Corcoran, Refugee Resettlement Watch, October 16, 2015 Earlier this week, in St. Cloud, MN, the Democrat Governor of the...
  • Minnesota Governor Says Residents Questioning Refugee Settlement Should Leave His State

    10/15/2015 8:47:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/15/2015 | Walter Hudson
    CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO We’re told that refugee resettlement is about the preservation of human dignity. But those advocating for it don’t always act in a dignified manner.The resettlement of Somali refugees to central Minnesota has been the subject of heated debate. Some argue that refusing refugees would not be neighborly. Then comes this, from Alpha News: Governor Mark Dayton attended a community conversation about race hosted by the St. Cloud NAACP and told people who have been questioning refugee resettlement in the central Minnesota region to “find another state.”WJON reports the Governor’s statements, “This is a time...
  • Deal approved to protect grizzly bear habitat in Montana ( Donald Molloy )

    10/10/2015 11:13:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 74 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-10-2015 | Laura Zuckerman
    A U.S. judge on Friday approved a deal between conservationists and Montana officials to restrict road-building and logging in roughly 22,000 acres of state forest lands that make up core habitat for federally protected grizzlies. The agreement resolves a lawsuit brought by conservationists after the state had sought to open 37,000 acres , mostly in the Stillwater State Forest, to timber harvesting despite what environmentalists said would be the destruction of prime grizzly bear territory. ... U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy in a decision last year found the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service violated the Endangered Species Act by...
  • 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.
  • Metro Transit bus driver charged with soliciting teen

    10/10/2015 9:20:18 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 25 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 10/10/15 | Libor Jany
    A Metro Transit bus driver has been charged with soliciting a teenager after briefly refusing to let her off the bus and demanding that she perform a sex act on him, according to a complaint filed this week in Hennepin County District Court. Mahmud Dabshir Aden, 32, of Minneapolis, was arrested Wednesday afternoon by Metro Transit police officers, the day after the 16-year-old victim filed a complaint about the incident, court records show. 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....
  • Minnesota Campuses Have Shooter Response Plans

    10/10/2015 8:36:59 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 28 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 10/10/15 | Cassie Hart/AP
    Minnesota's two public college systems say each school has emergency plans in place and campus-wide alert systems to warn students, faculty and staff in the event of a shooting. The University of Minnesota system and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system say their campuses send alerts over text message or email to notify students of potential danger.
  • 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 mans 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 Abdis 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...
  • Bernie Sanders Gets First Congressional Endorsement, From Ral Grijalva

    10/07/2015 2:00:37 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/7/2015 | Alan Rappeport
    Senator Bernie Sanders has scored his first endorsement from a member of Congress, getting it just ahead of next weeks first Democratic debate.The backing of Representative Ral M. Grijalva of Arizona is especially significant as he is a longstanding member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, offering the independent from Vermont a valuable spokesman as he seeks to court Hispanic voters. They will campaign together in Tuscon, Ariz., at a rally ahead of the debate in Las Vegas next Tuesday.I couldnt sit on the sidelines and wait for the tea leaves to be read better, Mr. Grijalva said in an interview....
  • To arrest Black Lives Matter protesters or not? St. Paul's balancing act

    10/02/2015 11:31:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Twin Cities Pioneer Press ^ | October 2, 2015 | Tad Vezner
    As Black Lives Matters protesters gear up for another a protest rally -- this time at the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon this weekend, debate has grown on social forums over when and if arrests should be made. As opposed to legal action taken in Bloomington over a Mall of America protest last winter, thus far St. Paul has arrested or charged no one during Black Lives Matter marches across the city. Permit-free rallies clogging street corners along University Avenue and at the Minnesota State Fair have been met with a quiet police presence, coordinating traffic and little else. Following a...
  • #BlackLivesMatter sets its sights on the evil that is the Twin Cities Marathon

    09/30/2015 9:07:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 9/30/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    In the ongoing battle over the proper role of law enforcement and conflicts between officers and the public there has obviously been one overlooked set of villains: runners. Thats right were talking about those joggers who go out in their fancy running shorts and high end shoes, competing in the curious process of spending their day pounding the pavement along ridiculously long routes when they could have just summoned an Uber to get there in about ten minutes. They are clearly the problem with todays society and Black Lives Matter in St. Paul, Minnesota is finally going to do something...
  • Black Lives Matter plans protest to stop marathon runners

    09/28/2015 1:39:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    WMUR-TV ^ | September 28, 2015
    A local chapter of activist group Black Lives Matter is planning on stopping Twin Cities Marathon runners from crossing the finish line. According to a WCCO report, the protesters will form a physical barrier of people to stop runners in their tracks. Protesters told the station that the marathon is a good place to cause peaceful disruption. Some who plan on running the race said on Facebook that they were angered by the planned protest, saying it might lead to violent encounters. The protest is organized for Oct. 4 at a park about half a mile from the race's finish...
  • Former MN Gov. Jesse Ventura thinks he and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders would make a good tag

    09/27/2015 6:24:37 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    NYDN ^ | Sunday, September 27, 2015 | Marianne Garvey, Brian Niemietz, Oli Coleman with Rachel Maresca /
    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura thinks he and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders would make a good tag team Former Minnesota Governor and retired pro wrestler Jesse (The Body) Ventura is into Bernie Sanders. Ventura stirred up controversy last month by hinting he might be interested in serving as Donald Trumps vice president, but the fiercely independent rabble rouser told Confidenti@l that a Sanders/Ventura ticket might be a better fit. Would I run with Bernie? Sure, Id give him consideration, Ventura tells Confidenti@l, reasoning that Sanders, quickly gaining traction, is the candidate most likely to bring our troops back from the...
  • Black Lives Matter to 'Disrupt' Twin Cities Marathon

    09/27/2015 6:14:42 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 23 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 9/26/15 | Russell Barnes
    Two weeks after disrupting light rail service on the Vikings home opener, Black Lives Matter St. Paul plans to disrupt another major event the Twin Cities Marathon. The protest, dubbed #BlackMarathon, is set to begin at 10 a.m. on Oct. 4 at Boyd Park in St. Paul. The marathon starts at 8 a.m. and is one of the ten largest marathons in the country. Black Lives Matter St. Paul announced their plans Friday in a press release posted to their Facebook page, citing what they describe as the beating of 15-year-old Tyree Tucker by a Saint Paul police officer...
  • 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 · 117 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...
  • Minnesota boy tells Ben Carson 'I will become the first Muslim president'

    09/23/2015 5:58:04 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 104 replies
    Fox9.com ^ | 9/23/15 | Fox9
    A 12-year-old middle school student from Eden Prairie, Minnesota has a message for Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson. Yusuf Dayur wants Carson to know I will become the first Muslim president, and you will see that when I become president, I will respect people of all faiths, all colors and all religions. Carson is facing backlash for comments he made on NBCs Meet the Press, saying I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.
  • New Names Surface as Republicans Pass on Race to Succeed Kline

    09/23/2015 11:13:24 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | September 18, 2015 | Simone Path
    The GOP shortlist now looks much different than it did even a week ago. Former state Sen. Ted Daley, an accountant and West Point grad who served in the Gulf and Iraq wars, is widely considered the partys most credible candidate at this point. He was elected to the Senate in 2010, but lost re-election in 2012. Calling him squeaky clean, the state GOP operative said that Daleys military service casts him in the Kline mold. Kline served 25 years in the Marines. And while Daleys very conservative, a GOP operative who works on House races added, hes not a...
  • Minnesotas Mills Closer to a Rematch With Nolan

    09/23/2015 11:00:07 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | September 21, 2015 | Simone Path and Nathan Gonzales
    Minnesota Republican Stewart Mills inched closer to a rematch with Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party member Rep. Rick Nolan next year by announcing an exploratory committee over the weekend. The news, which was first reported by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, shouldnt come as a surprise to the incumbent, who was fully expecting a Mills challenge before the recent announcement. He was in town, I think, last week raising money and telling people hes going to run again, Nolan told CQ Roll Call outside the House Chambers on Sept. 18. A Republican operative in the state confirmed that Mills was in Washington, D.C., in...
  • If You Live in These States Youll Soon Need a Passport for Domestic Flights

    09/22/2015 2:16:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 87 replies
    thefederalistpapers.org ^ | september 20, 2015 | brittany soares
    If you dont have a passport already, you may need to get one soon. Residents of certain states are going to need to show their passports rather than simply their IDs even if theyre only flying domestic. Yes, it will infringe upon states rights handed to them by the 10th Amendment and create unnecessary cost to taxpayers in order to implement the change, but lets be real the government doesnt care about that. FromZero Hedge: To comply with the 2005 Real ID Act, which the U.S. government has been slowly implementing for the past decade, citizens in a...
  • 4 arrested in video-recorded beating after 49ers game

    09/19/2015 9:03:46 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 19, 2015 | Hamed Aleaziz
    Three men and a teenager were arrested in connection with the brutal beating of a Minnesota Vikings fan, which happened after the 49ers Monday Night Football game at Levis Stadium in Santa Clara, police said Friday.
  • Muslim Rep. Keith Ellison carries clock in solidarity with Ahmed Mohamed

    09/18/2015 4:43:58 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | September 18, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Keith Ellison, First Muslim Congressman, Carries Clock In Solidarity With Ahmed, by Michael McLaughlin, Huffington Post, September 16, 2015: Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the first Muslim member of Congress, began carrying a clock around Capitol Hill on Wednesday to show support for the ninth-grader whose homemade clock was mistaken for a bomb earlier this week.