Brooklyn Park police investigate doub...

Brooklyn Park police investigate double murder

There are 38 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Apr 9, 2011, titled Brooklyn Park police investigate double murder. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Brooklyn Park police are investigating the shooting deaths of a man and woman in the break room of a Festival Foods.

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digger

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Apr 9, 2011
I keep hearing from many on the 'CCO website that BP is such a great place to live and everybody is so nice, etc. I don't know what world these people live in, BP has been going downhill for the last 20+ years, especially south of 85th Ave. The police chief is move invisible than the invisible man, the city won't deal with the thugs, dopers, illegals, and bad parents with future criminals who violate truancy and curfews laws at will. I know, I've been here for nearly 30 years, and this incident doesn't surprise me at all. The other thing that I'm wondering is, what are non-employees doing in a break room at a business if there is no approved social function going on?
Sad

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Apr 9, 2011
My condolences to the families of the two employees who were shot. Completely a senseless act. Also my sympathy for Rainbow who will bear the blunt as a business. My family and I live close to this grocery store and the people are always so helpful and kind. It's such a tragedy that this had to happen at a place where so many come to buy the survival necessities.

God Bless.
Allen

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Apr 9, 2011
Brooklyn Park is crime ridden.
Most of you are idiots

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Apr 9, 2011
Do you people not have hearts? This could have happened in Wayzata, Minnetonka, or any other "pristine" community you apparently pretend to live in. Obviously this was a terrible instance of an emotional break up where a young man decided to act in a terrible case of violence, which resulted in deaths of 2 people that did not need to happen.

All you have to talk about is rip on the cities name? Obviously non of you should be employed because you are racist and cannot formulate an opinion that represents a functioning member of society. Oh and by the way, all 3 involved were caucasian. In which the police responded within minutes of being called upon, considering I was at the store.

Grow up and if you don't have a constructive comment to make regarding the condolences for everyone involved, you deserve to die slowly in a sand-pit.

Karma.
Hah

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Apr 9, 2011
Most of you are idiots wrote:
Do you people not have hearts? This could have happened in Wayzata, Minnetonka, or any other "pristine" community you apparently pretend to live in.
Except it never happens in places like that. It happens in places like BD
Wayzata Gent

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Apr 9, 2011
Hah wrote:
<quoted text>
Except it never happens in places like that. It happens in places like BD
Haha. It's hilarious how unsophisticated people like you and the others on the east side of the river have to say about an article, compared to others who read the same article on other prominent news sites. It's almost like a 3rd world country, I'm surprised you can stay at the public library this late.

Get some brains.
digger

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Apr 9, 2011
Most of you are idiots wrote:
Do you people not have hearts? This could have happened in Wayzata, Minnetonka, or any other "pristine" community you apparently pretend to live in. Obviously this was a terrible instance of an emotional break up where a young man decided to act in a terrible case of violence, which resulted in deaths of 2 people that did not need to happen.
All you have to talk about is rip on the cities name? Obviously non of you should be employed because you are racist and cannot formulate an opinion that represents a functioning member of society. Oh and by the way, all 3 involved were caucasian. In which the police responded within minutes of being called upon, considering I was at the store.
Grow up and if you don't have a constructive comment to make regarding the condolences for everyone involved, you deserve to die slowly in a sand-pit.
Karma.
An incident like this is not likely to happen in places like Wayzata, Minnetonka, or the nicer neighborhoods of Edina. That said, I have learned a couple of things, but I won't say that they are 100% confirmed. All three who were involved were employees of the Festival grocery store (not Rainbow). They all knew each other, so they all knew where the employee break room was. My rationale was that the guy who just got spurned by the female employee and took up a new boyfriend at the same workplace went 'postal', and decided to take them both out, a cowardly act, and I can't find the sense to sympathize with him or his family, who failed to teach him how to handle a very basic human disappointment well. The shooter did a ton of damage, not only to three families, but a good company AND and entire community. I do actually have a constructive comment to OFFER, if you are willing to CONSIDER it. Discourage workplace relationships, especially among the younger crowd. IF there is a bad breakup, it should be reported to higher-level management. SCREW the 'privacy' logic. As bad as it was, it could have been a lot worse. I've live in BP for 25+ years. I've paid the taxes, watched idiot mayors like Ventura and his female successor load up their wallets, while neighborhoods suffered under the false logic of a PC, no-borders, fo-shizzle, no-snitching culture that has undermined the hard working, law abiding, POLITE, DECENT, TOLERANT citizens who are moving out in DROVES. The stories I could tell you from being in my house the past 20+ years would actually shock you. Some days, I believe that the NATIONAL GUARD should be present on some of our streetcorners.
The invisible man is more visible in BP than BP's Police Chief.
person

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Apr 9, 2011
There are baggers at this store at all hours of the day. At most two or three registers are ever open. Maybe a few dozen shoppers. The neighborhood is a boring, sleepy part of the 7th largest city in Minnesota. From the facts of the case, it didn't happen because it is in Brooklyn Park; it happened because somebody was mental. Sort of like you commenters, only you guys don't achieve anything.
Wade Gustafson

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Apr 9, 2011
Sad wrote:
My condolences to the families of the two employees who were shot. Completely a senseless act. Also my sympathy for Rainbow who will bear the blunt as a business. My family and I live close to this grocery store and the people are always so helpful and kind. It's such a tragedy that this had to happen at a place where so many come to buy the survival necessities.
God Bless.
I too express condolences to all family members (even the family of the perpetrator, as they need compassion as well) but I fail to understand what Rainbow Foods has to do with this since it was not a Rainbow store at which this incident occured.
digger

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Apr 9, 2011
person wrote:
There are baggers at this store at all hours of the day. At most two or three registers are ever open. Maybe a few dozen shoppers. The neighborhood is a boring, sleepy part of the 7th largest city in Minnesota. From the facts of the case, it didn't happen because it is in Brooklyn Park; it happened because somebody was mental. Sort of like you commenters, only you guys don't achieve anything.
ABSOLUTE RUBBISH. I've achieved a great deal. I've CONTRIBUTED a GREAT DEAL. I've never received a PENNY of subsidized housing, food stamps, unemployment, so-called 'workers comp', educational grants, hell, I never even got the GI BILL after serving my country honorably in an ACTIVE AIRBORNE UNIT FOR OVER 3 YEARS, VOLUNTARILY, I MIGHT ADD. Never got ANY subsidized health care, never saw 'humans for humanity' show up to fix up my house, volunteered for the local police reserve and Junior Achievement (until I figured out that it was a JOKE, a lot of PR but ZERO RESULTS, just like a lot of teachers these days).

And after working at my company (actually companies, since we have merged/been taken over, etc. over the past few decades), and seeing not only my pension shrinking, my SS benefits being downgraded ( even though they should be INCREASING, because my current wages are far ABOVE what my wages were 20 years ago), if ANYONE should be thinking about doing something extreme, it should be a person like me. I've been taken advantage of in so many ways it isn't even comprehensible, yet the public thinks that I have no arguement. OK, just keep thinking that way. No threats, no indimidations, just keep demonizing the best Americans around, and don't be surprised when your dreams don't come true.
digger

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Apr 9, 2011
person wrote:
There are baggers at this store at all hours of the day. At most two or three registers are ever open. Maybe a few dozen shoppers. The neighborhood is a boring, sleepy part of the 7th largest city in Minnesota. From the facts of the case, it didn't happen because it is in Brooklyn Park; it happened because somebody was mental. Sort of like you commenters, only you guys don't achieve anything.
Hey, person, maybe you should actually DO SOMETHING, like, "FOR REAL", and quit trying to preach to us wiser folk how communities work effectively. Your comments solved NOTHING.
digger

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Apr 9, 2011
Wade Gustafson wrote:
<quoted text>
I too express condolences to all family members (even the family of the perpetrator, as they need compassion as well) but I fail to understand what Rainbow Foods has to do with this since it was not a Rainbow store at which this incident occured.
Wade, not trying to embarrass you (as oppossed to 'dissing' somebody), but I guess that it happened at Festival Foods, which is a good grocery store. If something like this would have happened in BP, I would have expected it to happened along Brooklyn Blvd.
Nevertheless, if I go there again, I will be 'carryin', since I have a permit to carry,
unless the store puts up those stupid signs that say, "No Guns Allowed".
Yep

Hamel, MN

#15 Apr 9, 2011
Hah wrote:
<quoted text>
Except it never happens in places like that. It happens in places like BD
You beat me to it.
xyz

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Apr 9, 2011
Yep wrote:
<quoted text>
You beat me to it.
Lmao. Coming from the person who is a resident of Osseo, one of the most respected cities in Minnesota.
Open you're eyes.
Tony

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Apr 10, 2011
Brooklyn park has to much crime!It is not just when someone dies people get hurt everyday in brooklyn park by crime.And the city does not care it is a dead city.
Wade Gustafson

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Apr 10, 2011
digger wrote:
<quoted text>
Wade, not trying to embarrass you (as oppossed to 'dissing' somebody), but I guess that it happened at Festival Foods, which is a good grocery store. If something like this would have happened in BP, I would have expected it to happened along Brooklyn Blvd.
Nevertheless, if I go there again, I will be 'carryin', since I have a permit to carry,
unless the store puts up those stupid signs that say, "No Guns Allowed".
How can you embarass me? This unfortunate incident did not happen at a Rainbow store and that was my original point.
Harry

Minneapolis, MN

#21 Apr 10, 2011
digger wrote:
I keep hearing from many on the 'CCO website that BP is such a great place to live and everybody is so nice, etc. I don't know what world these people live in, BP has been going downhill for the last 20+ years, especially south of 85th Ave. The police chief is move invisible than the invisible man, the city won't deal with the thugs, dopers, illegals, and bad parents with future criminals who violate truancy and curfews laws at will. I know, I've been here for nearly 30 years, and this incident doesn't surprise me at all. The other thing that I'm wondering is, what are non-employees doing in a break room at a business if there is no approved social function going on?
First of all Brooklyn Park is a great city to live in. I have lived her all my life and the people and friends I have made here are genuine people. I do admit there are some minute problems that need to be solved (graduation rates, minute crimes, etc). But as a student who graduated from Park Center and as a student who was class president and is now pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering at the U of M . I can say that your "thugs", "dopers" (whatever that means), and "illegals." are NOT what caused this incident. It is evident that this tragedy was an isolated case of some crazy love triangle.I can say that you as with many who don't know Brooklyn Park assume, assume that we are "ghetto." You say that the police department is doing nothing. I can easily detest that. You explain to me how we find "illegals" in a legal way, or how do we help bad parents? You address problems that have complex answers. Oh an it doesn't help that you are generalizing and saying that these parents are "growing" future criminals. As a representation of the youth. Calling any one a future criminal off the bat will not help them in the future. I am ashamed...scratch that I am ashamed and disapointed that a resident in Brooklyn Park would say such a thing.

And all three were employees.
Harry

Minneapolis, MN

#22 Apr 10, 2011
Gran Torino wrote:
Ya think, maybe, that these people were black???.... Just asking...
Even though it doesn't matter. The shooter was white. The girl was white. And the other guy was white.
Harry

Minneapolis, MN

#23 Apr 10, 2011
digger wrote:
<quoted text>
An incident like this is not likely to happen in places like Wayzata, Minnetonka, or the nicer neighborhoods of Edina. That said, I have learned a couple of things, but I won't say that they are 100% confirmed. All three who were involved were employees of the Festival grocery store (not Rainbow). They all knew each other, so they all knew where the employee break room was. My rationale was that the guy who just got spurned by the female employee and took up a new boyfriend at the same workplace went 'postal', and decided to take them both out, a cowardly act, and I can't find the sense to sympathize with him or his family, who failed to teach him how to handle a very basic human disappointment well. The shooter did a ton of damage, not only to three families, but a good company AND and entire community. I do actually have a constructive comment to OFFER, if you are willing to CONSIDER it. Discourage workplace relationships, especially among the younger crowd. IF there is a bad breakup, it should be reported to higher-level management. SCREW the 'privacy' logic. As bad as it was, it could have been a lot worse. I've live in BP for 25+ years. I've paid the taxes, watched idiot mayors like Ventura and his female successor load up their wallets, while neighborhoods suffered under the false logic of a PC, no-borders, fo-shizzle, no-snitching culture that has undermined the hard working, law abiding, POLITE, DECENT, TOLERANT citizens who are moving out in DROVES. The stories I could tell you from being in my house the past 20+ years would actually shock you. Some days, I believe that the NATIONAL GUARD should be present on some of our streetcorners.
The invisible man is more visible in BP than BP's Police Chief.
If you hate it so much why do you live here?
digger

Minneapolis, MN

#24 Apr 10, 2011
Harry wrote:
<quoted text>
First of all Brooklyn Park is a great city to live in. I have lived her all my life and the people and friends I have made here are genuine people. I do admit there are some minute problems that need to be solved (graduation rates, minute crimes, etc). But as a student who graduated from Park Center and as a student who was class president and is now pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering at the U of M . I can say that your "thugs", "dopers" (whatever that means), and "illegals." are NOT what caused this incident. It is evident that this tragedy was an isolated case of some crazy love triangle.I can say that you as with many who don't know Brooklyn Park assume, assume that we are "ghetto." You say that the police department is doing nothing. I can easily detest that. You explain to me how we find "illegals" in a legal way, or how do we help bad parents? You address problems that have complex answers. Oh an it doesn't help that you are generalizing and saying that these parents are "growing" future criminals. As a representation of the youth. Calling any one a future criminal off the bat will not help them in the future. I am ashamed...scratch that I am ashamed and disapointed that a resident in Brooklyn Park would say such a thing.
And all three were employees.
Well, Harry, I graduated from Cooper, graduated as an honor student, and served my country honorably in the military. The thugs, dopers, and illegals probably didn't cause THIS incident, but they collectively contribute to the lower quality of life in the area, and I don't see how you can dispute that. Minute problems?? Surely you jest. There are serious problems in our schools, in many neighborhoods in the southern half of the city, and in the business community. You know that BP doesn't have a SINGLE 'top tier' restaurant, not a single movie theater seat, a piecemeal retail environment, and plenty of crime that is NOT publicly reported, so as to NOT put the truth of BP's problems in a bad light. The sirens from emergency vehicles scream down the road from a block away at least 3-4 times every day where I live. I'm not saying the the PD is doing nothing, so don't put those words in my mouth. What I said was that the CHIEF is the super-invisible man. He wanted the job so bad, but I rarely see him publicly speak about what he's trying to do to improve things. So go ahead and keep your head in the sand and pretend that things are so good, but BP has a bad rep and they have earned it. It will take a lot of fortitude to turn that bad rep around.

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