Tribal officers allegedly shoot Red L...

Tribal officers allegedly shoot Red Lake man

There are 63 comments on the Brainerd Daily Dispatch story from Oct 26, 2006, titled Tribal officers allegedly shoot Red Lake man. In it, Brainerd Daily Dispatch reports that:

The Minneapolis F-B-I is investigating the fatal shooting of a man -- allegedly by tribal police officers on the Red Lake Indian Reservation.

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Bemidji, MN

#23 Sep 27, 2007
If Anthony Hegstrom was so loved by his family, he should have never had a gun to use for a "lil gun play" in the first place. To use the words "lil gun play" is totally ignorant, there is no such thing and never has been, guns have always been a danger to anyone who misuses them. Sure some of the cops in Red Lake can be ridiculous at times, but they have families too. There are times many people need their help, probably members in your family too.
Rip

Minneapolis, MN

#24 Oct 3, 2007
HELL YEA THE RED LAKE COPS ARE BECOMING FUCKED UP, BILL HARRASSES EVERYBODY ON THAT REZ FOR NO REASON TRYNA BE A TOP FLIGHT COP, HE AINT BAD WITH OUT HIS BADGE OR GUN, MATTER OF FACT HE USED TO BE THE PUNK IN CLASS!!
NATIVECHICK

Rapid City, SD

#26 Oct 8, 2007
BILL WHITE IS HOT!!!!
NATIVECHICK

Rapid City, SD

#27 Oct 8, 2007
IM FROM REDLAKE AND I HAVE TO SAY THAT
REZ IS SCREWED UP AND IM GLAD I DONT LIVR THERE ANYMORE
WOOOO HOOOOOO
NATIVECHICK

Rapid City, SD

#28 Oct 8, 2007
IM BORED SOMEONE TALK TO ME
NATIVECHICK

Rapid City, SD

#29 Oct 8, 2007
LALALALALALALALALALALALALALALA LALALALALALALALAA IM ON HOUSE ARREST IN WEST ST. PAUL CAN U COME AND SEE ME
NATIVECHICK

Rapid City, SD

#30 Oct 8, 2007
IM ON DA WEST SIDE WIT THE MEXICANS
Anonomous

Staples, MN

#31 Oct 9, 2007
I served in the marine corps and have seen alot of shit in the world, I have been through every and any kind of training that there is. And what ever the case may be, if someone is coming at you with a weapon male,female, adult, kid, it don't matter they have that weapon for a reason, and if they are coming at you they obviosly intend to use it. All peace officers whether it be state or federal are trained in use of deadly force, not use of maybe I will try to wound them. Wake the fuck up people put yourself in that position. And another thing is, Red Lake in a whole has made a horrible name for themselves, and it is a damn shame that there are such a high percentage of fuckups up there that wreck it for the small percentage of good people there. There is a higher rate of crime per capita coming from Red Lake affecting all the surrounding areas than there is in any area state wide or maybe more spread out than that. You should all be thankful that there is no outside law, other wise it would be alot worse because frankly there is alot of shit that should be delt with from outside parties I am guessing, It would be good headlines if the sheriff's dept and the fbi had more control.
Blazemon

Bemidji, MN

#32 Oct 11, 2007
I think the Rez needs a huge drug & Alcohol crack down. Problems would disappear pretty fast.
Common Sense

Olathe, KS

#33 Oct 13, 2007
Heres a little advice for ya: If you dont want to deal with Bill White, dont break the law. If you dont want your loving family members to be shot and killed by the police, then leave the guns alone for a while. If you think you can shoot someone in the leg at the same time you think someone is trying to kill you, then leave the video games alone. Lastly, if you know how to be a cop and know what we should do, then APPLY! Otherwise, be quiet for a while and let the real men and women take care of the problems you created.
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Bemidji, MN

#34 Nov 30, 2007
Common Sense Oct. 13,2007
It's beem a while since I've been to this site. Thanks for the advice. I couldn't have said it better myself.
Educate

North Liberty, IA

#35 Nov 30, 2007
Concerned wrote:
THE FBI NEEDS TO PERFORM A COMPLETE INVESTIGATION OF THE RED LAKE POLICE DEPARTMENT. THERE IS NO REASON THEY SHOULD HAVE KILLED THIS MAN. AT THE MOST, WHY COULDN'T THEY WOUND HIM IN THE LEG TO WHERE HE COULDN'T CONTINUE TOWARDS THE OFFICERS. INSTEAD, THEY KILLED HIM. SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE ABOUT THIS. HOPEFULLY SOONER THAN LATER.
Police are trained to shoot "center mass", you idiot! And they don;t "shoot to kill", we shoot to stop the threat!
police

Mount Shasta, CA

#37 Feb 1, 2008
I can understand both sides of the issues but please get all correct info before making any judgements. I was a BIA officer and walked the Red Lake Beat almost 20 years ago. I remember the violence that occurred, "Indian on Indian" crimes.
If our family members are violent or have some type of alcohol/drug problems, our family must intervene to help him/her or more situation like this will occur.Police officers are trained to stop the situation from escalating, no matter where they are trained. Red Lake has beautiful environment and people. Let's keep it that way. HO-WA!
Mr C

Ponemah, MN

#38 Feb 5, 2008
Red Lake does have a beautiful environment, and good people. I don't think the old ones left the land for it to turn out like this. Life is as simple as you want it to be.
jemma

Dundee, UK

#39 Feb 22, 2008
bemidji guy wrote:
o yeah, what-ev, right. call the indians cowboys. are you for real? lol.
it sounds like you are not very fond of native americans at all. i grew up in bemidji and i had to leave because of all the bullshit that goes around there the shootings everything
jemma

Dundee, UK

#40 Feb 22, 2008
why people have to come on the internet to talk about other people how sad is that. i lived n bemidji for my whole childhood and people around there chat too much shit. they got nothing better to do. wat is it anyones buisness who any gall has a baby with or how mwny it aint you so y talk and stress about it and you shouldnt talk about kids like that i have a daughter by someone in bemidji and i would kill anyone that talk about my daughter. you all saying you proud to be a nayiveamerican yet you talk about eachother like you just shit. me as a whte gal who had a baby with a native guy would never talk about my daughter people and culture like that its just sad.
Stanley Cook

Castro Valley, CA

#41 Jun 9, 2008
Its easy toplace blame on an Officer for shooting a person. You dont have have to stand there and decide in a split second if you are going to shoot or DIE! These punks had a lot of time to plan out what they were going to do that day. That Officer was lucky to be alive after that. He did his job like he was supposed to. Yes it was tragic that a man lost his life. But what was he doing shooting at houses anyways? No one asked that question did they ! All the blame was shifted towards top flight cop Bill White. I heard that guy was armed with an AK47. Who the hell drives around shooting at houses with an AK47.? Why do people even have to own those kinds of guns, they are for war and killing and nothing else.
ten 8

Cloquet, MN

#42 Jul 11, 2008
Concerned wrote:
THE FBI NEEDS TO PERFORM A COMPLETE INVESTIGATION OF THE RED LAKE POLICE DEPARTMENT. THERE IS NO REASON THEY SHOULD HAVE KILLED THIS MAN. AT THE MOST, WHY COULDN'T THEY WOUND HIM IN THE LEG TO WHERE HE COULDN'T CONTINUE TOWARDS THE OFFICERS. INSTEAD, THEY KILLED HIM. SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE ABOUT THIS. HOPEFULLY SOONER THAN LATER.
They did: The guy charged after the cops with a fillet knife. Thats what happens to people that charge cops with a knife in their hand. What planet are you from?
hangtime

Phoenix, AZ

#43 Jan 2, 2009
How often does this stuff happen up there?
SFL

York, PA

#44 Jan 9, 2009
Concerned wrote:
THE FBI NEEDS TO PERFORM A COMPLETE INVESTIGATION OF THE RED LAKE POLICE DEPARTMENT. THERE IS NO REASON THEY SHOULD HAVE KILLED THIS MAN. AT THE MOST, WHY COULDN'T THEY WOUND HIM IN THE LEG...
Ummm.. apparantly you are unaware that if the officers shot this man in the leg as you are suggesting, there would have been more lawsuits...
It sucks a man's life was taken, but this is what Officers are trained to do. If you don't like it, and are as concerned as you let, on then go to school to improve their training in the field.

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