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Autopsy confirms Blevins killed by multiple gunshots from Minneapolis police

Hundreds gathered outside the Minneapolis Police Department's 4th precinct to protest Saturday night's fatal police shooting of Thurman Blevins Jr.

Still quite a few unanswered questions here. The Star Tribune’s Libor Jany and Erin Adler report:Thurman Blevins Jr. was shot multiple times by police when he was killed Saturday night following a foot chase in a north Minneapolis alley, according to an autopsy report by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner. … Blevins died at 5:35 p.m. of ‘multiple gunshot wounds’ in the alley behind 4746 Bryant Ave. N., the report said. Witnesses said they heard several shots fired before Blevins was killed. Police say a handgun was found at the scene.”

We blame the bike lanes. KSTP’s Kirsten Swanson writes: “When you plug the parking meter in parts of Minneapolis, you might notice it will take a few more quarters than it used to. … The city confirms that across-the-board rate hikes will be phased in over the next several weeks in several different areas of the city. … Tim Drew, the City of Minneapolis parking system manager, said new rates in Dinkytown and Stadium Village are already in effect. The city raised the rate from $1.25 an hour to $2 flat.”

So much winning. NPR’s Jim Zarroli reports: “Harley-Davidson says it plans to move production of motorcycles it sells in Europe overseas in response to growing trade friction between the United States and Europe. … European officials last week imposed stiff tariffs on a wide range of U.S.-made goods sold within the European Union. The response came to President Trump’s recent decision to slap tariffs on European imports.”

PC run amok. The Washington Post’s Meagan Flynn reports: “Laura Ingalls Wilder was on the brink of having an award named in her honor, from the Association for Library Service to Children, when in 1952 a reader complained to the publisher of ‘Little House on the Prairie’ about what the reader found to be a deeply offensive statement about Native Americans. … The reader pointed specifically to the book’s opening chapter, ‘Going West.’ The 1935 tale of a pioneering family seeking unvarnished, unoccupied land opens with a character named Pa, modeled after Wilder’s own father, who tells of his desire to go ‘where the wild animals lived without being afraid.’ Where ‘the land was level, and there were no trees.’ … And where ‘there were no people. Only Indians lived there.’ ”

In other news…

Trump is pretty unpredictable:Leonard Peltier’s family still hopeful for clemency; policymakers disagree” [West Central Tribune]

Kind of an institution:Apartments could replace Grumpy’s Bar on Washington Avenue” [Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal]

So the conviction stands:Supreme Court declines to hear ‘Making a Murderer’ case” [KARE]

Comments (3)

  1. Submitted by Frank Phelan on 06/25/2018 - 12:28 pm.

    Harleys, & the Trump tax Increase

    Given that a tariff is a tax, I’d think that the Democrats would be harping on the “Trump tax increases.” But then, they’ve never been good on messaging.

    Remember the Obama tax cuts? No? That’s probably because the White House never said boo about them.

  2. Submitted by Ray Schoch on 06/25/2018 - 03:58 pm.

    Just wondering

    …if the newly-unemployed Harley workers would still vote for Trump, as I suspect some of them did.

  3. Submitted by Tim Smith on 06/25/2018 - 08:04 pm.

    So odd

    The continual targeting of those who might have opposed the alt left in 2016,, no layoffs were mentioned, but maybe not all vote based on their job and identity either. Did you bean count Obama voters who lost their jobs based on his shackling of certain sectors??

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