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Attempted assassination of Minneapolis police officer

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Police searched for a suspect Saturday morning after a Minneapolis police officer was shot around 5 a.m. during a burglary call on the north side of the city, according to police.

    The officer was transported by his partner to North Memorial Hospital, where he is in stable condition.

    Police said that the two officers had just finished handling a burglary call on the 1100 block of 24th Avenue North in the Jordan neighborhood around 5 a.m. While at their car, one of the officers was shot.

    Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau met with the officer and his family at the hospital. She said she believes the officer was targeted.

    An area near 24th Av. and Fremont Av. is cordoned off.

    Police dogs are seen searching nearby garages and alleys for the suspect. At least three dogs are searching an inner perimeter that spans several blocks for articles of clothing or anything else suspicious.

    "There is little doubt that an officer was the intended target of this shooting and that this officer just happened to be the one who was there," Harteau said in a police release.

    Mpls. officer shot responding to North Side burglary call; suspect at large | Star Tribune
  2. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    Let's think about the reason the suspect felt he had to do this.
  3. britwrit

    britwrit Well-Known Member

    The revolution begins!

    St. Petersburg, 1917. The Twin Cities, 2015. I can't even tell the difference.
  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    In St. Pete, it's OK to beat your kid with a switch.
  5. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    So everytime a cop gets shot at, that makes it an assassination attempt?

    That seems a stretch.
  6. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    Did you read the story?
  7. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member


    Assassination would imply that the shooter targeted a specific person then attempted to kill them.

    In this case it appears that the shooter targeted a cop, any cop, as someone who needed to die. It could have been a city cop, a sheriff's deputy or state trooper. So being targeted isn't the same as assassination.
  8. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry.

    Should we just delete the thread, since it doesn't reach your threshold for giving a shit?
  9. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it's not an assassination. It's an ambush murder of a random cop.

    Thread fail.
  10. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    Yeah, this kind of non-story wouldn't even be worthy of a thread in some places.
  11. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

  12. Amy

    Amy Well-Known Member

    A report on the aftermath of the shooting might be of interest.

    "The show of support from the community for the police over the last couple days has been tremendous," said Minneapolis Police Inspector Michael Friestleben. "The community has been coming to the station. We're getting filled up with cards, flowers, snacks, to bring out to the wounded officer."

    "There's no fear from the officers, they don't feel like the community is against them. This is a single event," Friestleben said.
    There will be a community gathering at the neighborhood mosque Friday night.

    Mpls. Police, Community Talk about Officer Shot | KSTP TV - Minneapolis and St. Paul
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