Father relays events leading up to Edina police shooting of his son

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Paul Walsh at the Star Tribune shares Robert Reinsmoen’s story on the events surrounding the shooting of his son Colin, whom Reinsmoen says has severe depression, by Edina police over the weekend: “’We wanted someone to come and get him and take him to a hospital because he was not going to go on his own,’ Robert Reinsmoen said. … When the officers met with Colin Reinsmoen in the den, he had a blanket over him while on a couch. One of them said to him, “ ‘What do you have under the blanket?’ [Colin] was very calm. Then, all of sudden, he pulled his arm out of there. That’s when I heard a shot, and [the officers] told us to get out of there.’ ” A jail official states Colin Reinsmoen is under arrest and still in the hospital.

Richfield, start with one mine-resistant, wheeled armored vehicle and see how it handles. Jim Hammerand at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal offers the Minnesota angle on a Mother Jones report detailing Pentagon requests from law enforcement agenies for armored tactical vehicles: “In its armored vehicle request, Olmsted County pointed to Mayo Clinic’s routine visits by ‘foreign heads of state and VIPs’ and population growth expected from the Destination Medical Center expansion. … Richfield Police asked for two mine-resistant, wheeled armored vehicles for SWAT operations, citing its proximity to the state’s largest and busiest airport and the Interstate 35W/494 drug corridor.”

Start saving those toenail clippings. Erin Golden at the Star Tribune is reporting the green compost bins are rolling in Minneapolis alleys today: “The city began rolling out the first phase of its new organics pickup service with a small press conference in a northeast Minneapolis alley, where a homeowner carried out a banana peel on a glass serving tray and dumped it into her new organics cart. Hers was the first of about 7,000 households that will receive their carts over the next month in neighborhoods that were tapped to be among the first to try the service.”

He could’ve just gone on QVC. Anita Bennett at The Wrap reports on Prince inviting hundreds of black journalists (in town for the National Association of Black Journalists convention) to a dance party at Paisley Park. The journos hoped for a show, but instead received a one-minute plug for Prince’s new album to be be released exclusively on Jay Z’s Tidal. Washington Post columnist Michelle Singletary offered this critique: “I’m pissed. I want my money back. I feel bad for the local chapter. I thought it was a little disrespectful to come out and say ‘buy my album.’ ”
Related Purple news: Prince compares record contracts to slavery [USA Today]

In other news…

Gov. Dayton unveils possible reforms to troubled sex-offender program. [Star Tribune]

Irish Fair of Minnesota founder Roger Conway dead at 98. [Pioneer Press]

Q&A with former McKnight Foundation President Rip Rapson on the future of Detroit. [Daily Detroit]

Kickstarter to fund Minneapolis-based unisex skirt brand almost at goal. [kickstarter]

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Bill Willy on 08/10/2015 - 05:16 pm.

    The same reason?

    No one can say for sure, but it’s likely the reason law enforcement agencies around the state think they need mine-proof armored vehicles (and surplus helicopters, grenade launchers, guns, night-vision goggles and body armor) is the same reason the Edina police thought they needed shoot Colin Reinsmoen when he moved his arm from under the blanket he had over him while laying on a couch in his own home…

    They’re either working for the Lizard People, or know everyone else is.


    As far needing them to protect us all from (mine burying?) terrorists goes, they could do a much more effective job of keeping us safe by coming over to help us move our TVs and couches:

    “Americans Are as Likely to Be Killed by Their Own Furniture as by Terrorism

    “Of the 13,288 people killed by terrorist attacks last year [2010], seventeen were private U.S. citizens, or .001 percent (Muslims suffered between 82 and 97 percent of terrorism-related fatalities over the past five years).

    “According to the National Counter Terrorism Center report, the number of U.S. citizens who died in terrorist attacks increased by two between 2010 and 2011; overall, a comparable number of Americans are crushed to death by their televisions or furniture each year. This is not to diminish the real–albeit shrinking–threat of terrorism, or to minimize the loss and suffering of the 13,000 killed and over 45,000 injured around the world. For Americans, however, it should emphasize that an irrational fear of terrorism is both unwarranted and a poor basis for public policy decisions.”


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