Minnesota nice, ladies and gents.
Pioneer Press | 08/23/2002 | MINNEAPOLIS: Melee breaks out after police shooting
About 75 to 100 people in the Jordan neighborhood of North Minneapolis rioted Thursday evening after police said an officer accidentally shot an 11-year-old boy in the arm while executing a search warrant. The boy did not have life-threatening injuries and was released from the hospital, Minneapolis police said.
Several vehicles were damaged and at least six people were injured, including three journalists covering the incident. A Metro Transit bus had several windows smashed and three passengers sustained scrapes, one requiring hospital treatment. A station wagon and an SUV were set on fire.
By midnight, about a dozen police cars filled with officers in riot gear were continuing to monitor the neighborhood, particularly the corner of 26th and Knox avenues. A Minnesota State Patrol helicopter flew overhead, using infrared equipment to look for lingering groups of people.
Police said the neighborhood appeared to be quieting.
I don't live anywhere near there, by the way.
Minnesota Public Radio is covering the story as well. Chalk it up to Chicago world-weariness, but I keep wondering what the big deal is.
I suppose that's a bad sign.