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Smart Liberal

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

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#1 Jan 16, 2013
At least the guy has a job.

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St. Louis Park man charged over violent tattoo wants it removed, lawyer says

By David Hanners

Updated: 01/15/2013 09:00:29 PM CST

A man whose tattoo of a porcine police officer landed him in jail now says he wants the thing removed, but the state grant that paid for removal of gang-related body art ran out, his lawyer said.

Antonio Frasion Jenkins Jr. made a court appearance in Minneapolis on Tuesday, Jan. 15, and defense attorney Cindy McCollum told a Hennepin County judge they were exploring ways to remove the homemade tattoo, which shows a person holding a pistol to the mouth of a pig wearing a Minneapolis police uniform.

The pig carries the badge number of a cop Jenkins claimed he had a beef with.

In November, Jenkins, 20, of St. Louis Park, was charged with making terroristic threats by getting the tattoo and posting a photo of it on Facebook.

"My tattoo iz a pig get'n his brains blew out," read the caption on the photo, which has since been deleted.
Jenkins is being held in the Hennepin County jail with bail set at $60,000, and McCollum asked that it be lowered to $5,000 so he could be released, return to his job at a pretzel shop and take steps to get the tattoo removed.

But Assistant Hennepin County Attorney Michael Radmer opposed a lower bail for the reputed member of the Bloods street gang. He told the judge that while the state "certainly would applaud" the effort to remove or minimize the tattoo, Jenkins "is actively involved in gang life."

"It's the state's position that this defendant posted a threat ... while he was on parole," Radmer told Hennepin County District Judge Lyonel Norris.

Norris said he'd rule in a few days.

Jenkins won't go anywhere for at least 10 days. He is on probation for a 2009 armed robbery, and until his sentence expires Jan. 24, he can't be released from jail.

He'd originally been sentenced under the state's Extended Juvenile Jurisdiction statute, in which youthful offenders are given sentences in both juvenile and adult courts, and serve the adult sentence only if they fail to abide by terms of their juvenile punishment.

After Jenkins violated an order to not have any contact with gang members and other rules, a judge sent him to the state prison in St. Cloud, and he was released under supervision in September 2011.

In the new case, he was charged with making a terroristic threat for the benefit of a gang, a felony. At the time, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said the tattoo crossed the line from body art to crime because the threat was against a specific person and Jenkins had the ability to carry it out.

The badge number on the pig in the tattoo is that of an officer who served on a gang-investigation squad working in territory claimed by the Bloods, the criminal complaint alleged. Prosecutors said a Hennepin County sheriff's deputy discovered the photo online and notified police, and the officer whose badge number was depicted interpreted the tattoo and the posting of the photo online as a threat against him and his family.

After the hearing, McCollum said Jenkins had been agreeable to getting the tattoo removed "from the start."
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The Department of Corrections once had a grant that paid for juvenile offenders housed at the prison at Red Wing to get tattoos removed, but Sarah Berg, a spokeswoman for the agency, said the program no longer existed.

McCollum said she's looked into tattoo removal and it can take 10 to 12 treatments and can cost from $400 to $2,000.

"It's an enormous amount of money when you just work at a pretzel shop in Shakopee," she said.

http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_223800...
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#2 Jan 16, 2013
I read nothing about Obama... Seems you're still a racist liar... Pretty funny, you cite all the non-voters when it suits you, then pretend color is a voting identifier ??? LMAOROTFU~!
redeemer

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Jan 16, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
I read nothing about Obama... Seems you're still a racist liar... Pretty funny, you cite all the non-voters when it suits you, then pretend color is a voting identifier ??? LMAOROTFU~!
You're than broke that fraud jaw champ!

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#4 Jan 16, 2013
It certanly fits the profile of an Obama Supporter. Hates cops, looking for a freebe, Probably originated from Washington, Tacoma! Probably was once a Post Office Worker! I think you nailed it SL!!

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#5 Jan 16, 2013
It is amazing what some fools will post on Facebook.
But there is no good reason why public funds should be used to get his tattoo removed. That is strictly his problem.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Jan 16, 2013
Niether of the Above wrote:
It certanly fits the profile of an Obama Supporter. Hates cops, looking for a freebe, Probably originated from Washington, Tacoma! Probably was once a Post Office Worker! I think you nailed it SL!!
Probably used the urban dictionary to figure out which tattoo to get.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#7 Jan 16, 2013
I like you trying to "think". Change is good at your age. You'll get if wrong, until you garner some experience. Don't get too frustrated...

Hopefully, you'll have enough time to reach amateur status.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#9 Jan 16, 2013
cantmakeitup wrote:
It is amazing what some fools will post on Facebook.
But there is no good reason why public funds should be used to get his tattoo removed. That is strictly his problem.
Like your stupidity ???

Yeah, the reason is it's a childish mistake and getting a new start is cheaper, than lifetime incarceration....

Man, you're really penny wise, pound foolish !!

Smart Liberal

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#10 Jan 16, 2013
Niether of the Above wrote:
It certanly fits the profile of an Obama Supporter. Hates cops, looking for a freebe, Probably originated from Washington, Tacoma! Probably was once a Post Office Worker! I think you nailed it SL!!
Thanks NotA. I am sure this guy is an Obama supporter.

Actually, Le Dumbo is the one who said during the whole month of November that one of the reasons Obama won was that every black person in the USA voted against Romney.

I simply took Dumbo's opinion and conceded it for this one fine, upstanding, intelligent young man who is trying to turn his life around. Heck, I even acknowledged his job in the pretzel shop in Shakopee and said that was a good thing.

Is there really a pretzel shop in Shakopee? Really?
redeemer

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Jan 16, 2013
The gangsta was in jail in 2008 as a convicted crimnal so how can he be a Obama voter Smart Libel?

Smart Liberal

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#12 Jan 16, 2013
cantmakeitup wrote:
It is amazing what some fools will post on Facebook.
But there is no good reason why public funds should be used to get his tattoo removed. That is strictly his problem.
100% bullseye cant. No public money. Let the guy sell a few extra pretzels on his next shift and pay for it that way.

Or, a dull, rusty, pocketknife might even do the trick. That would be a lot cheaper.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Jan 16, 2013
Smart Liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks NotA. I am sure this guy is an Obama supporter.
Actually, Le Dumbo is the one who said during the whole month of November that one of the reasons Obama won was that every black person in the USA voted against Romney.
I simply took Dumbo's opinion and conceded it for this one fine, upstanding, intelligent young man who is trying to turn his life around. Heck, I even acknowledged his job in the pretzel shop in Shakopee and said that was a good thing.
Is there really a pretzel shop in Shakopee? Really?
The pretzel shop is probably by the pawn shop next to the horse track.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#14 Jan 16, 2013
I'd love to see the "every black person: quote, but you're simply being you...SO DUMB, it HERTZ !!! LMAOROTFU~!

Smart Liberal

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#15 Jan 16, 2013
non-starter wrote:
<quoted text>The pretzel shop is probably by the pawn shop next to the horse track.
Close, but not quite.

I did find out where there is a pretzel shop in Shakopee. It is located within the Wal-Mart in leased space as you enter the store.

I wonder if the sales at the pretzel shop will grow or decline when this fine upstanding young man gets out of jail and back on the job.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#16 Jan 16, 2013
Smart Liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks NotA. I am sure this guy is an Obama supporter.
Actually, Le Dumbo is the one who said during the whole month of November that one of the reasons Obama won was that every black person in the USA voted against Romney.
I simply took Dumbo's opinion and conceded it for this one fine, upstanding, intelligent young man who is trying to turn his life around. Heck, I even acknowledged his job in the pretzel shop in Shakopee and said that was a good thing.
Is there really a pretzel shop in Shakopee? Really?
There is little question that the lions share of black folks who voted for Obama did so simply because he is black.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#17 Jan 16, 2013
I wonder, how long you'd last in the same room... with the man ? Chicken comments...

Since: Oct 08

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#18 Jan 16, 2013
cantmakeitup wrote:
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There is little question that the lions share of black folks who voted for Obama did so simply because he is black.
The last number I saw on this demographic was 98% of the Black community vote for Obama. No reasons were given in the report I saw, but I don't think it is unreasonable to assume a majority did exactly that.

Smart Liberal

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#19 Jan 16, 2013
Niether of the Above wrote:
<quoted text>The last number I saw on this demographic was 98% of the Black community vote for Obama. No reasons were given in the report I saw, but I don't think it is unreasonable to assume a majority did exactly that.
Would someone be a low information voter if you vote for (or against) someone based on the color of their skin?

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#20 Jan 16, 2013
Smart Liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
Would someone be a low information voter if you vote for (or against) someone based on the color of their skin?
If you vote for someone based strictly on skin color, it does make it much easier to decide who to vote for. No mucking about with all of that politics and campaigns and qualifications nonsense.

Smart Liberal

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#21 Jan 16, 2013
cantmakeitup wrote:
<quoted text>
If you vote for someone based strictly on skin color, it does make it much easier to decide who to vote for. No mucking about with all of that politics and campaigns and qualifications nonsense.
Excellent point!

You don't have to read a damned thing. Just keep playing your video games. Makes sense to me.

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