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The City of Minneapolis had ample opportunity to “take-care” of the youth violence in north Minneapolis – along with a little help from Mother Nature. It seems again, the mayor and city council MUST go back to the drawing board and really look at people that can assist in solving the silliness of youth violence. Minneapolis politicians and agencies aligning themselves with “political friendly” organizations has proven unfulfilled and continues to grow murderous.
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by Donald W.R. Allen, II – Editor in Chief/The Independent Business News Network
Minneapolis, MN (IBNN/Murderapolis/Bike-Jacking/April 7, 2012)…This is sickening. A 22-year old White male delivering food to a friend gets jacked and killed for a stinking bike. I’m treating this on the same level as Minnesotans did the Trayvon Martin killing.
From the City Pages:
He was shot to death after three boys demanded Patzner hand over his bike. A witness told the Star Tribune that the boys were “harassing [Patzner] and stuff,” but said, “he didn’t give them no feedback or nothing.” The witness said, of the assailants: “They said ‘give me your bike… give me your bike…’ [then I heard] Pop! Pop!”
This senseless act of a coward, low-life and a thug is a fine example of what happens when millions of dollars wasted by local politicians and non-profit agencies to address youth violence as a health issue rather than an opportunity and law enforcement issue.
At this point, as a citizen of the Twin Cities – I think it would be perfectly okay to start to kick in doors; making arrests and maybe tase a couple of these folks responsible for the situation in north Minneapolis…this also includes politicians who think a liquor store is a good business anchor on the Northside.
I ask that we don’t fall for Mayor R.T. Rybak’s rhetoric. In the Strib today, “Rybak: City’s future depends on revitalizing North Side.” This is the same rhetoric he spewed in 2008 at the Aldi’s grand opening. I can understand the mayor wanting to cover his backside – but at least he could use a fig leaf versus a piece of glass.
Another question I have, “What happened to Venture North bike shop in north Minneapolis?” The bike shop located at 1830 Glenwood Avenue was suppose to give local young adults the chance to learn about the retail business and bikes by offering several internships. What’s up with that? North Minneapolis youth have to kill for a stinking bike?
What’s wrong with that picture?
It makes you wonder just what exactly is going on with that $28 million dollars floating around north Minneapolis. Is it being applied to help, or to hand out?
Now more than ever is the time for a mass protests and rallies. If you really want to “Occupy the Hood,” occupy the hood against this silliness that just cut another young mans life to death.