This is truly disgusting. Minneapolis is debating how to deal with mobs of thugs that are attacking people and robbing them in vicious brutal videos.
This is brazen, they are not scared of being caught at all. In fact, they are videotaping it themselves – that means they’re getting together with their friends to laugh about the beating.
The surveillance video is brutal. One shows a group of people on the Target Field Plaza start punching a man, then jumping on him, stripping off his pants and stealing from his pockets, throwing a potted plant on him, then running over him with a bicycle.
“I don’t think I have ever seen anything like what I saw at Target Field,” said Ken Sherman, owner of 7 Steakhouse and Sushi on Hennepin Ave.
Sherman has long been a critic of the amount of crime-fighting resources spent downtown. He thinks these videos recorded in August, while shocking, are important for the public to see.
“Look, stealing is one thing. But the level of viciousness goes far beyond I think anything any of us who are civil people imagine,” Sherman said.
A second video given to KARE 11 this week shows a group surrounding a man at 5th and Hennepin, snatching his cell phone then beating him senseless.
And Sherman gave KARE yet another video, recorded in July, of the same thing happening to two men in that same area.
Police recently arrested 16 people allegedly involved in these incidents.
At this time last year, there’d been 156 robberies in the downtown precinct. This year, there’s been 240. That’s more than a 53% increase.
Horrible. It’s hard to believe that there isn’t a racial dimension here. What do you think happens when all the liberals in Hollywood and academia and the news and everywhere else are telling people that whites are the devil and they are keeping everyone down? It provides the excuse and the pretense for cowardly attacks like those in the video.
NOW there are SMART people who want to hire more cops so that they can bust these scumbags. Then there are the politicians, who are morons:
But Steve Fletcher and some of his fellow council members are skeptical of additional hires. They believe downtown policing can be improved with completely revamped scheduling and staffing.
“I want to tie our investments to structural change that improves the performance of the police department,” Fletcher said.
Oh my Quetzalcoatl. Amazing. More:
Fletcher says they don’t want officers targeting people for things like loitering.
“Then we do need to careful about who we’re targeting. Because you’re basically criminalizing standing on the street,” Fletcher said.
Yup. Political correctness is putting people under danger, yet again.
AND, it really makes you wonder how many of these kind of incidents are ignored or brushed under the rug when there’s no video available…