I have just sent the following email to Chief Harteau, with copies to Council Members Andrew Johnson, Cam Gordon and Alondra Cano and to Mayor Hodges: Attention Chief Harteau, Southside Pride would like to see a copy of the police report on the accident that occurred in front of the 3rd Precinct Police Station on Tuesday afternoon, November 26. The driver of a blue van drove deliberately into a crowd of demonstrators. Through traffic was going around a stalled car on the left. This driver chose to drive around the stalled car on the right directly into the crowd of demonstrators with the clear intent of doing bodily harm. Whether this constitutes attempted vehicular homicide or assault with a deadly weapon is a matter to be determined by the County Attorney, but in an era when police conduct is increasingly coming under suspicion of being racist and reactionary it is important that this investigation be as public and straightforward as possible. Evidence of the incident can be seen here: https:// We have a right to expect your full attention to this matter. Sincerely, Ed Felien We must assume that since the murderers of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Terrance Franklin were not indicted, there are elements in our society who believe it is possible to murder people of color and people who support the struggles of people of color without fear of criminal prosecution. Did the Grand Jury in Ferguson give a Get Out Of Jail Free card to the driver of the blue van? Did our police and our elected officials honor that card? Is that what justice means in Minneapolis in 2014? Please contact your local elected officials. Ask them if we are under attack from right wing vigilantes and our own police department. Insist that the driver of that van be prosecuted. The credibility of the police, of the criminal justice system and our faith in local government is at stake. Ed Felien <email obscured> You can subscribe to Southside Pride by emailing <email obscured> and writing subscribe Like us on Facebook. On Nov 27, 2014, at 9:31 PM, Dave Garland <email obscured>> wrote: > > ----- Jim Mcguire <email obscured>> wrote: >> Attempted vehicular manslaughter, perhaps. They'll probably also consider vehicular bodily harm. Time will tell. >> > > I'd say, "assault with a deadly weapon". There's probably no evidence that the driver was trying to kill someone, but an automobile is indisputably a deadly weapon. I once was in a fracas were another participant (who was on crutches) was threatened with a charge of assault with a deadly weapon for swinging his crutch on an opponent. I guess you could kill someone with a crutch, but it wouldn't be easy. It would be easy with a car.
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