Reporting is Such Hard Work

11 07 2011

Channeling the words of the author of the newest addition to my blogroll.

WCCO-CBS-4 Minneapolis:

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A Minneapolis mother is looking for the public’s help in finding a mob of teenage girls that she says assaulted her family.

The attack happened Thursday afternoon inside Folwell Park on Minneapolis’ north side.

Shawnee Twiet says she was in and out of consciousness when the attack happened.

“As soon as I hit the ground, I just started feeling just everything coming from everywhere,” Twiet said. “I mean blows coming from the back of my head. I felt somebody grabbing the back of my hair.”

She suffered a black eye, bruises all over her body and imprints on her back.

They tell us that she gave a description to the cops, but they won’t print the description in this article.  There’s hint number one.

Hint number two:  Twitter.  I’ll leave that to Unamusement Park.

Hint number three:  NYT Census Explorer.  Filter to “black population,” and zoom in and around the areas around Folwell Park in North Minneapolis.  You’ll see a lot of dark blue corresponding to majority black census tracts, even though Folwell Park’s own census tract isn’t so heavily black.

Let’s punt the ball, now:

Twiet, however, does not want to see the teenagers that she says assaulted her family behind bars. She wants an apology.

She also wants the young ladies to perform community service, so they can learn to help others, instead of hurt them.

Puke gag.  Now there’s that Minnesota progressivism we all know and love.  If it happens again to her and her alone, I won’t be quite so sympathetic.

UPDATE 7:25 PM:  “John C.” writes:

add some extra snark by pointing out the weak use of the Queen’s English near the end of the story where the reporter wrote “Twiet, however, does not want to see the teenagers that she says assaulted her family behind bars.” Was her family behind bars when assaulted? sorry reporting and sorry editing.

Thanks, but I want to give snarky credit where snarky credit is due.  Hence the attribution.

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