Minnesota holds the distinction of a number of political oddities. It was the only state to go for Walter Mondale in the 1984 election. They elected Jesse Ventura to the governor's seat for a very entertaining term. They recently sent the first muslim to Congress who has made it his mission to stop all profiling of suspicious individuals who praise Osama bin Laden, sit in the seats known to have been occupied by 9/11 hijackers and refuse to follow lawful instructions from flight crews.
Now they are trying to remove your right to be a decent citizen
- CAMBRIDGE, Minn. -- A farmer who chased down a thief and held him at gunpoint until authorities arrived now faces a more serious charge than the thief himself.
Kenneth Englund, 74, was charged with second-degree assault, a felony. The thief, who the sheriff said admitted stealing about $5 worth of gasoline from Englund's neighbor, was charged with misdemeanor theft. Sheriff Mike Ammend said people can't take the law into their own hands, and that Englund's actions were ''an invitation to a shootout. There's so many things that could have gone wrong.''
Someone really ought to take this jackass sheriff to school. Englund's actions were "an invitation to a shootout"? What about the actions of the thief? What a tool. Nice way to discourage people from looking out for their neighbors. We really hope the voters soon make this bumbling Barney Fife unemployable in Cambridge. We can hardly believe there is a state in the union that doesn't have a right to "citizen's arrest."
Though it is amusing that a 74 year old farmer chased down the thief. Way to go old timer.