As of 11:30 a.m. this morning the Star Tribune finally got around to reporting the story of males at work on the East Bank Light Rail Platform at the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis this past Friday night. Beyond their identification as juvenile males, the perpetrators go without description. The story is about as bland as laziness or ingenuity can make it.
KARE 11 reporter Lou Raguse, however, is on the case. He is either more enterprising or audacious than the Star Tribune reporter. Lou identifies the two perpetrators and the rest of the gang of 7 as Somali males, although he notes in a separate tweet that the police report is heavily redacted because they are all under 18.
I just got the police report. It says UMN PD got dispatched Friday 946p for people on the lightrail platform (Washington ave) with weapons. First officer got there on foot and the group ran. Finally near Moos tower 7 Somali males laid down. https://t.co/3KiA0Kp14H
— Lou Raguse (@LouRaguse) May 21, 2019