Posts Categorized into Topic: Assault

Assault in the first degree: What it means in Minnesota State law

By Kirk Anderson on July 9, 2016

What is assault in the first degree in Minnesota? There are five levels of assaults in the state of Minnesota. In this article we will be focusing on the first degree of assault. We will discuss the definition and the general sentencing as well as any general information. Definition: There are two different subdivisions in the definition of assault… Read more »

Minneapolis Saw an Increase in Violent Crimes in 2015

By Kirk Anderson on February 9, 2016

The violent crime numbers in Minneapolis increased in 2015 with citywide violent crime increasing 7 percent. However, the murder rate saw a 53 percent increase over 2014. One precinct saw a 16 percent increase in murder, a 22 percent increase in rape, a 9 percent aggravated domestic assault increase, and an aggravated assault increase of… Read more »

Minneapolis Hotel Worker Assaulted Mentally Incapacitated Guest

By Kirk Anderson on July 17, 2015

A police report says that a Minneapolis hotel worker sexually assaulted a mentally impaired guest in the guest’s room while she slept. Because the victim was mentally handicapped, she has been characterized as “vulnerable” in the matter. A vulnerable adult is someone who is mentally or physically handicapped in some way. In this case, the… Read more »

University of Minnesota Police Investigate Assault and Robbery

By Kirk Anderson on July 13, 2015

The U of M Minneapolis campus is now the subject of an assault and robbery investigation. On the morning of Tuesday July 7, a college student who is not a student at the University of Minnesota was assaulted and robbed in the Barbara Barker Center for Dance parking lot. According to the police report, three… Read more »

Statistics Show Violent Crime is down in Minneapolis

By Kirk Anderson on January 16, 2015

Statistics show that violent crime is down in Minneapolis. In fact, the rate is at a historical low. However residents are telling much different stories from some of the most crime-ravaged communities in the area. Because of the areas they live in, they are not feeling the break that the statistics say they should be… Read more »

The Status of Minnesota Child Abuse Cases in 2013

By Kirk Anderson on February 13, 2014

2013 was a year where a lot happened in the area of child sex abuse. Progress was made in some areas, but religious groups had to go back and start from scratch to find new ways to protect themselves legally. One of the progressive points is when the deadline that had prevented victims from pressing… Read more »

Minneapolis Police Respond to Increase in Campus Crime

By Kirk Anderson on January 12, 2014

Robberies on the University of Minnesota campus have been a major problem in recent months. In fact, there were 28 robberies in the preceding four months ending the first week of December. The robberies occurred on the campus and in the neighborhoods that surround the campus. It is important to note that crime increases on… Read more »

Sex Abuse Takes Center Stage in Minneapolis & St. Paul Catholic Churches

By Kirk Anderson on January 2, 2014

There has been a lot of media attention surrounding the sex abuse allegations in Catholic churches in both Minneapolis and St. Paul. In fact, the entire state of Minnesota has seen its fair share with the Duluth Archdiocese releasing the names of accused priests. Now the Pope is getting even more involved, order the formation… Read more »