Federal Task Force Shoots Fugitive in Minneapolis

Ghoti Ichthus

Pray so they do not serve alone. Ephesians 6:10-20

Fugitive Killed Atop Uptown Minneapolis Parking Ramp By Task Force Members, Says US Marshals​

"MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The U.S. Marshals Service says members of a federal task force fatally shot a fugitive atop a parking ramp in Minneapolis’s Uptown neighborhood Thursday afternoon.
The deadly encounter happened at about 2:10 p.m. at a parking ramp off Lake Street between Fremont and Hennepin avenues. Marshals Service officials say the victim was wanted “on a state arrest warrant” for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Task force members, in several vehicles, confronted the man in the ramp, who was sitting with a woman in a parked car. The man wouldn’t surrender and pulled out a gun, officials say, resulting in multiple task force members opening fire."

"Stella’s, along with other nearby businesses like Target and Life Time, closed early for the day. A crowd gathered at the scene, waiting to get more information about the shooting. Two peace activist groups — We Push For Peace and A Mother’s Love — were also present to deescalate conflicts if they were to arise.
Most members of the crowd had dispersed by about 6 p.m., but a crowd returned just after 9:15 p.m., soon after investigators left the scene and reopened Lake Street to traffic. People pulled down crime scene tape, and then dragged a dumpster into the middle of the busy thoroughfare and set it on fire."
https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2021/06/03/us-marshals-kill-man-atop-uptown-minneapolis-parking-ramp/

Law enforcement kills man in Minneapolis' Uptown neighborhood​

"The shooting occurred atop a parking ramp at W. Lake Street and S. Fremont Avenue. The Marshals Service said many agencies were involved in the original operation, including officers from the Hennepin, Anoka and Ramsey County sheriff's offices and the federal Department of Homeland Security. Minneapolis police played no role.
The warrant for the man's arrest was issued in Minnesota, said Marshals Service spokeswoman Nikki Credic-Barrett. It was not clear if the warrant had any relation to a law enforcement scanner report that the man was a suspect in a murder, possibly in another state."

"Many of those gathered outside the police tape near Lake Street and S. Girard Avenue came simply to watch investigators from the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives work. But some chanted insults at Minneapolis police, whose officers were providing perimeter support
Members of the citizen crime prevention group We Push for Peace mingled with onlookers and those taunting law enforcement, advocating for patience and peace. Others, from the crime-prevention group A Mother's Love, also circulated in the crowd.
Many who were chanting anti-police slogans knew little except that officers had killed a man, said Pharoah Merritt of We Push for Peace. "We understand the anger and ire when we see these police shootings," he said. "We don't know anything."
https://www.startribune.com/law-enforcement-kills-man-in-minneapolis-uptown-neighborhood/600064304/


The cynic in me *wonders* :cry . . . the Twin Cities, led in part by churches, is resisting *the agenda*
satan has been busy busy busy, but God is greater greater greater


Please pray for peace.


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Ghoti Ichthus

Pray so they do not serve alone. Ephesians 6:10-20

Protesters Face Off With Police For Control Of Minneapolis Intersection​

"MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis is struggling to deal with an intersection that threatens to become the next 38th and Chicago."
"The intersection has been shut down on and off since June 3, when Winston Boogie Smith Jr., 32, was shot and killed by law enforcement. But tensions escalated significantly since the death of 31-year-old protester Deona Knajdek Sunday night. She was killed when a speeding car crashed into her car, which she was using to protect protesters. Three other people were injured. The driver is in custody and will likely be charged Wednesday. Police say drugs or alcohol may have been a factor."
https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2021...-reopen-uptown-street-occupied-by-protesters/


Driver Plows Into Protesters In Uptown; Woman Killed Identified As Deona Knajdek​

"MINNEAPOLIS (AP/WCCO) — A woman was killed and three others hurt after an SUV plowed into a group of protesters Sunday night in Uptown.
The Minneapolis Police Department said the suspect was pulled from his vehicle by protestors after the 11:39 p.m. crash and is now in custody and being treated for injuries at a hospital. An Instagram video shot by protesters shows the man being pulled from the SUV and held by protesters until officers arrived to take him into custody.
The man’s motive was not immediately known. According to investigators, preliminary information suggests that drugs and alcohol could have played a role.
Hennepin County Jail roster records show that a 35-year-old St. Paul man was arrested early Monday in Minneapolis on suspicion of criminal vehicular homicide, driving after having his license suspended, and giving false information to police. The man does not have a valid license as a result of multiple DUI offenses."
https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2021/06/15/woman-killed-after-driver-plows-into-protesters-in-uptown/


Minneapolis Man Attempts To Beautify Uptown As Graffiti Increases​

"MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Marvin Applewhite is a man on a mission: to scrub the graffiti dotting the streets of Uptown and make it a more beautiful place to live, work and enjoy.
“I wanted to give Uptown a facelift and just wanted to get rid of some of negative graffiti and trash around here,” said Applewhite, who is the owner of Blueline Cleaning and Debris Removal. “When you walk down the block with a gang of [sic] graffiti—your ideas change about the block. It don’t feel as safe.”
He’s getting teen volunteers onboard to give them a productive way to get involved in the community, raising money through a GoFundMe to do it. He had a similar online fundraiser to clean up after the civil unrest following George Floyd’s death last summer.
This comes after reports that graffiti in Minneapolis has more than doubled from last year. Officials say they are working to remove it based on those reports detailing where there is spray paint on public buildings and spaces, but it’s costly.
Applewhite’s most recent project Saturday was power washing a sheet of red paint covering part of the intersection at West Lake Street and Girard Avenue, the short block just outside of the parking garage where a federal task force shot and killed Winston Smith, a Black man, last week."
https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2021...pts-to-beautify-uptown-as-graffiti-increases/


Please keep on praying for peace. satan is busy busy busy.


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Tall Timbers

Imperfect but forgiven

Federal Task Force Shoots Fugitive in Minneapolis​


Nowadays when I see a headline like this my first thoughts are to wonder why the person was considered a fugitive. Were they conservative? Were they exercising Constitutional liberties of some kind? Were they a Believer?

In this case the shooting may have been justified, but I'm at a point where I just don't trust the govmint at all nor do I trust that what I'm reading about something like this is accurate or honest, but more likely spin to support a larger agenda.

It's a sad day here in the USA. Darkness may be coming, but it is also already here. Thank God we Believers are not of this world and have reason to hope!
 

Ghoti Ichthus

Pray so they do not serve alone. Ephesians 6:10-20
Nowadays when I see a headline like this my first thoughts are to wonder why the person was considered a fugitive. Were they conservative? Were they exercising Constitutional liberties of some kind? Were they a Believer?

In this case the shooting may have been justified, but I'm at a point where I just don't trust the govmint at all nor do I trust that what I'm reading about something like this is accurate or honest, but more likely spin to support a larger agenda.

It's a sad day here in the USA. Darkness may be coming, but it is also already here. Thank God we Believers are not of this world and have reason to hope!
The individual had a warrant and the task force was trying to arrest him on said warrant. Officer(s) said he pulled out a gun, and the woman in the car with him claims there was no gun [sigh]
 

Ghoti Ichthus

Pray so they do not serve alone. Ephesians 6:10-20

Minnesota National Guard Soldiers Activated, Ready To Respond To Unrest In Minneapolis​

"MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota National Guard soldiers are on standby and prepared to respond to any civil unrest in Minneapolis, where tensions have risen since the fatal police shooting of a Black man in Uptown earlier this month and the death of a protester in the neighborhood over the weekend.
Lt. Col. Scott Hawks said Wednesday that 100 soldiers with the 257th MPs have been activated to respond to any unrest in the city. While the troops are not currently in Minneapolis, they are prepared to respond if needed.
The activation comes after Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey sent a formal request Wednesday to Gov. Tim Walz, asking that Minnesota National Guard assets be available to “assist in ensuring calm and order throughout the city.”
The mayor specifically asked that the soldiers work in teams with Minneapolis police, focusing on property protection and traffic."
https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2021...rs-ready-to-respond-to-unrest-in-minneapolis/

Besides the ongoing situation Uptown, Chauvin's going to be sentenced on the 25th, so the National Guard would have been activated in the next few days, anyway.
Maybe, since the precipitating issue right now is the Winston Smith shooting and everything that's followed, maybe the Feds will reimburse the State of Minnesota for at least some of the cost.


Please pray for peace.


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Ghoti Ichthus

Pray so they do not serve alone. Ephesians 6:10-20

Nicholas Kraus Charged With Murder After Plowing Into Uptown Protesters, Killing 1​

"MINNEAPOLS (WCCO) — The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office has charged 35-year-old Nicholas Kraus with second-degree unpremeditated murder, after allegedly plowing his SUV into protesters Sunday night in Minneapolis, killing one woman and injuring three others.
The incident happened at the intersection of West Lake Street and Girard Avenue in Uptown, where protesters have gathered nightly to demonstrate against the police shooting of Winston Boogie Smith Jr."
https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2021...-suv-uptown-protesters-killing-deona-knajdek/


Protesters Plan March In Uptown Marking Deona Knajdek’s Birthday​

"MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Protesters plan to march in Minneapolis on Wednesday, demanding murder convictions for those involved in the deaths of Winston Smith and Deona Knajdek.
The Twin Cities Coalition 4 Justice 4 Jamar (TCC4J) says the march will begin at 6 p.m. at the intersection of Lake Street and Girard Avenue South in Uptown, where Knajdek was fatally struck in a crash Sunday night."
https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2021...ch-in-uptown-marking-deona-knajdeks-birthday/

‘We’re Not Going Nowhere’: Demonstrators March In Honor Of Deona Knajdek, Winston Smith As Uptown Protest Continues​

https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2021/06/16/minneapolis-uptown-march-for-deona-knajdek-winston-smith/


Please continue to pray for peace


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Ghoti Ichthus

Pray so they do not serve alone. Ephesians 6:10-20
Overnight of June 24-25:

Police Respond To Overnight Unrest In Uptown​

"MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — There was unrest in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis overnight.
Dozens of people gathered near the intersection of Lake Street and Girard Avenue, lighting dumpsters on fire and blocking traffic. The intersection is near where Winston Smith was fatally shot by authorities three weeks ago.
Several police officers responded to keep the peace and reopen the area to traffic. It’s yet unknown if any arrests were made."
More
https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2021/06/25/police-respond-to-overnight-unrest-in-uptown/


Please pray for peace.


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Footsteps

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I have a solution to all these problems. Get a job!! After working 8-10hrs a day in a hot, sweaty, greasy manufacturing plant I can guarantee you will be too tired to cause any problems for society at night.
You have just hit the nail on the head. The "job" that thousands of citizens in out-of-control metro areas have chosen is "social justice warrior". They are like the Minutemen, ready at a moment's notuce
 

Footsteps

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-to hit the streets where they can release their stored energy and contempt. Their victories have already made history: They have the Cities on their heels, who in turn have ruined the ability of their own police to maintain order - those who have not quit already. These victors have brought Dem cities to their knees, reducing them to populaces so oppressed by murder and assault no one is safe. They remind me of Saigon, Sarajevo, Beirut, and all cities worldwide in which you or your infant children can be shot dead anywhere, any time. This is what the Woke Workers of the World are all about: chaos. And where is our national leadership? Doing its best imitation of a traveling circus.
 

Ghoti Ichthus

Pray so they do not serve alone. Ephesians 6:10-20

Witness: Winston Smith was holding a phone, not a gun, when he was fatally shot by police in Minneapolis​

"The female passenger sitting next to Winston Smith Jr. when he was fatally shot by members of a federal task force in Minneapolis on June 3 said Smith was holding a phone, not a gun, as authorities have said."

"The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said June 4 that evidence at the scene indicated that Smith had fired a gun at officers from the inside of the vehicle and crime scene personnel recovered a handgun and spent cartridge cases from inside the car.""

"The officers involved in Smith’s shooting were not wearing body cameras. The BCA said it’s prohibited from releasing the officers’ identities because they were working undercover."
More
https://www.twincities.com/2021/07/...lly-shot-by-police-police-say-he-fired-first/


Minnesota sheriff pulls deputies from US Marshals task force over bodycams​

Winston Boogie Smith Jr. shooting was not captured on bodycam, dashcam or surveillance footage, state investigators say

"A sheriff in Minnesota is pulling his deputies from a federal U.S. Marshals task force amid concerns about a lack of transparency after state investigators say there is no body-camera, dash-camera or surveillance footage of the fatal officer-involved shooting of a Black man in Minneapolis last week.
Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher said late Monday that his deputies will no longer participate in the U.S. Marshals North Star Fugitive Task Force "until body cameras are actually authorized."
He made the decision days after 32-year-old Winston Boogie Smith Jr. was fatally shot in the top level of a parking ramp in Minneapolis' Uptown neighborhood on June 3. Fletcher said neither the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office nor the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office was offered the opportunity to use body cameras until after Smith’s death.
"The United States Marshals Service has been misleading in their public comments in the media. In Minnesota, the Marshals office has refused to allow us to wear body cameras since the advent of the technology and any new policy has not been implemented," Fletcher said in a statement obtained by Fox 9 Minneapolis. "Despite regular requests from local law enforcement, the normal refrain from the Marshals office has been and continues to be ‘we’re working on the problem.’""
https://www.foxnews.com/us/minneapo...a-sheriff-us-marshals-task-force-body-cameras


Please continue to pray for peace



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Ghoti Ichthus

Pray so they do not serve alone. Ephesians 6:10-20
A phone??? When a gun and spent casings are in the car.

I wasn't commenting on the veracity of what anyone said; just making sure the comments from various people on-scene, as reported in the news, were presented so we can all see this unfold, including the why, as time progresses.

Determining truthfulness/veracity of what anyone says will ultimately fall to someone(s) in the criminal and/or civil court system(s) (Prosecutor, Judge, and/or Jurors). Fair and impartial news reporting means (in part) reporting of all/balanced selection of available pertinent information and comments of involved person(s).

FWIW, there have been many instances of officers mistaking a cell phone or other object for a firearm. When a decision is made split-second, and movement, lighting, shadows, and adrenaline provide input, it is not as clear-cut as Monday Morning Quarterbacking can make it seem. This is why under current SCOTUS case law, an officer must be judged on the facts as he or she knew or believed at the time of the incident, and what a reasonable officer in the same circumstances would have done.
 

Ghoti Ichthus

Pray so they do not serve alone. Ephesians 6:10-20
In Minnesota, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), which is part of the (State) Department of Public Safety, investigates officer use-of-force:

"Use-of-Deadly-Force Investigations: When a law enforcement officer uses force and a person dies or is seriously injured, the officer(s) actions are investigated and reviewed under Minnesota statute 609.066, subdivision 2, to determine whether they were legally justified. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) will conduct a criminal investigation of an officer use-of-force incident if requested by the local jurisdiction.

Criminal Sexual Conduct Investigations: All sexual assault allegations involving Minnesota peace officers are also investigated by the BCA. Under Minnesota statute 299C.80, subdivision 3, a BCA investigation begins as soon as the agency is notified about an incident.

Conflict Investigations: The BCA also investigates conflict of interest cases involving peace officers. These are cases where the agency involved has a real or perceived interest in the outcome of the investigation.

The BCA conducts an independent and unbiased investigation to find out what happened, and then provides that information to a prosecutor (usually a county attorney) without recommendation. The prosecutor reviews the case under the law. The BCA does not determine whether an officer is guilty or innocent."

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https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/bca/use-of-force-investigations/Pages/default.aspx
 
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