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Jackson Cage

Chanhassen, MN
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Posted on 08/04/14 at 01:53 pm in response to Fixing Vikings stadium's bird-killing glass would be 'relatively cheap'

I guess I'm not going to take the opinions of the Audubon Society, an advocacy group. I've seen some of the numbers they've thrown around and,frankly, they're just not believable. There are tons of glass buildings downtown and it's not exactly strewn with bird carcasses. I need to know there really is a problem before I get hopped up to fix it.

Posted on 07/31/14 at 07:06 am in response to Suspect in cop killing in custody after shootout with police

....simply don't collect $$ from the widow. You have the verdict and the deletion from the book to support your position. That should prove whether Jesse was in it for the Truth or a new bank account.

Posted on 07/31/14 at 07:39 am in response to David Cobb on how corporations are stealing our self-governing rights

Dennis, I couldn't disagree more. Corporations are "reflections of persons"? Nonsense. If that's true, what's Exxon's view on gay marriage? What's Walmarts view on defense spending? Heck, what's Best Buy's favorite color?

And you seriously believe corporations are scared to pour money into controversy? I can give you a hundred examples off the top of my head, but let me give you just a couple of examples. Ever heard of a corporation called Hobby Lobby? Or, better yet, how about...

Let's set aside what happened to Mr. Flowers. I still want him to explain why he demanded to see a warrant when (a) he has a daughter with a criminal past; (b) she's currently under criminal court supervision; and (c) at the time the police arrived, she was in violation of the terms of that supervision. It seems Flowers behavior was confrontational at best. Maybe this is a factor in police/minority relations? What example does this set for a child who already has trouble with the rule of law...

Yes, being a criminal is, by definition, the result of illegal behavior. But let me ask you this Kurt, why did you choose to skip my opening sentence? Is it because you really can't come up with a reasonable explanation for Flower' behavior? Don't feel responsible parent can.

First, this isn't PAST behavior, the girl is on court supervision right now! And no, a "good" parent doesn't hide his child from the justice system by needlessly demanding a warrant. A "good" parent turns his child over to face the consequences of her inappropriate behavior. That's how we teach people to be responsible adults. What message does Flowers send to his child when he attempts to thwart the police in picking up his child, who is some 6 hours past the time she was supposed to be...

Posted on 07/29/14 at 02:28 pm in response to Jury awards Ventura $1.8 million in defamation case

1. The rules of evidence likely wouldn't allow the jury to know the source of the payment.

2.. Just think, if Enbridge can get McFadden elected, they won't have to worry about silly, needless regulations like burying pipelines.

Posted on 07/29/14 at 06:17 am in response to Ventura jury deadlocked, told to give it 'one more shot'

Unless one side or the other had a "Perry Mason" moment, you could see this coming from the beginning. Read the comments to any news story on this case and you'll see the nearly even division in opinion. Both Jesse and Kyle are very polaring figures and both readers and jurors seem to fall strongly into one camp or the other.

Posted on 07/28/14 at 08:12 am in response to Activist out of jail, says he was assaulted by Minneapolis police

So Flowers has (1) a 16 year old child with enough past legal problems to warrant an electronic bracelet; (2) at least to anyone other than hospital personnel, she violates the conditions of her release; (3) when Police show up, the 1st question is "do you have a warrant?". Granted it's early in the investigation, but if these facts are accurate, maybe we should spend a little less time being an "activist" and a little more time being a "parent".

Posted on 07/29/14 at 06:29 am in response to Activist out of jail, says he was assaulted by Minneapolis police

Robert, you may want to re-read the part where I stated it's early in the investigation?

And no, I didn't criticize the Hennepin County Sheriff. Perhaps you can refresh my memory and provide me with a cite that shows me where Stanek demanded a warrant or possibly interfered with his son's arrest?

And finally, you have a son that's wearing an ankle bracelet and is 6 hours past due his curfew and you're first question to police would be to ask "why they're there?" Seriously?...