Woman shot in New Brighton, police search for suspect

There are 20 comments on the Jul 17, 2008, TwinCities.com story titled Woman shot in New Brighton, police search for suspect. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Alaska State Troopers have confirmed the identities of two passengers killed after a floatplane crashed and burned last weekend.

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Chuck N

Champlin, MN

#1 Jul 17, 2008
Five foot nine, uummmm........OK. Don't suppose anyone noticed if he was White, Black, Latino, Asian, etc.? Guess they just narrowed it down so we're not looking for any 7 foot basketball players or any 3 foot midgets. Nice Work.
Citizen Joe

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Jul 17, 2008
The man is described as 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighing 140 pounds.....since there's no description of his nationality, that's not gonna help the public much who cares to be on the look out for this guy.
thugs suck

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Jul 17, 2008
I agree with both posts, what should we be looking for?
The U-S-E-

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Jul 17, 2008
Create a database for public employee W2 forms by name (first middle last) but no description of someone that will kill you. What are you afraid of? Now I'm glad I'm under paid so identity thieves won't hopefully use your database to research prime prospects.
Doctor Who

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Jul 17, 2008
suspect may still be armed....hope you still have another round in that clip and do us all a favor...take yourself out.
thugs suck

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Jul 17, 2008
she has passed away
Poor description

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Jul 17, 2008
Citizen Joe wrote:
The man is described as 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighing 140 pounds.....since there's no description of his nationality, that's not gonna help the public much who cares to be on the look out for this guy.
WCCO just states the police are "looking for a man who the family knows", may have a gun, and drives such-and-such kind of car.*scratches head* Hey, I know who that is!
Citizen Joe

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Jul 17, 2008
Savage Fan wrote:
Channel 5 said he was white.
thank you for that information Savage Fan, now me and the rest of the public know what/who to look for.
scott

United States

#13 Jul 17, 2008
what race?
or dont we want to ofend anyone must be black
sick of it

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Jul 17, 2008
Unbelievable that a better description wasn't given. How irresponsible.
Nick

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Jul 17, 2008
There are some real bad news "affordable housing" rentals that have turned this area into a ghettoish suburb unfortunately.
Met

Circle Pines, MN

#16 Jul 17, 2008
So, should I be on the lookout for a white guy, black, hispanic, asian or other? If they suspect is known to the family, surely they could tell us what race he is and help catch him.
sick of it

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Jul 17, 2008
This story was just on KARE and their was no description of the shooter, just the car.
The Lone Ranger

United States

#18 Jul 17, 2008
5'9"? As a committed Heightist-American, I am deeply offended that they're using height profiling to find this murderer. My wife is a Weightist-American, and she's offended that they listed the suspect's weight as well.

I think they should list all suspects as "A carbon-based life form of indeterminate height, weight, gender, and ethnicity", but that's damned discriminatory against silicon-based life forms. Hell, just don't list the perp's description at all...

I'm liberal in many ways, but this goddam refusal to list a suspect's race is one of the reasons that people are abandoning mass media for the Internet...
Clueless

Pleasanton, CA

#19 Jul 17, 2008
Would the Pioneer Press please explain why they didn't include race in their description? The way it stands it is hardly helpful at all.
just some guy

Brainerd, MN

#21 Jul 17, 2008
I would think he was non-white if they didn't mention the race. If he was white they would have definitely mentioned it.
Mavis

Saint Paul, MN

#24 Jul 18, 2008
tyrone wrote:
Star Tib says he is white. Any bets that he wears his pants, his hat sideways, listens to rap music and talks like a wiggger. He just took the step in pretending to be black that gives him street cred. He killed someone so now he can say "I'm a black man trapped in a white mans body.
Well I would HOPE he wears his pants Tyrone...and just an FYI...this is how you spell "credentials". I don't think there are any words with 3 g's in a row in them either...should have stayed in school Tyrone.

Since: Mar 08

Saint Paul, MN

#25 Jul 18, 2008
Poor description wrote:
<quoted text>
WCCO just states the police are "looking for a man who the family knows", may have a gun, and drives such-and-such kind of car.*scratches head* Hey, I know who that is!
If the family knows him.....how about using this losers name. Ya think that might help find him?
Consistent

Zimmerman, MN

#26 Jul 18, 2008
The Lone Ranger wrote:
5'9"? As a committed Heightist-American, I am deeply offended that they're using height profiling to find this murderer. My wife is a Weightist-American, and she's offended that they listed the suspect's weight as well.
I think they should list all suspects as "A carbon-based life form of indeterminate height, weight, gender, and ethnicity", but that's damned discriminatory against silicon-based life forms. Hell, just don't list the perp's description at all...
I'm liberal in many ways, but this goddam refusal to list a suspect's race is one of the reasons that people are abandoning mass media for the Internet...
A post written to inspire and entertain......well entertaining to me anyway.

You have it all covered.
You use humor to make your point, you explain your politics, you reveal your frailties as a human being,you poke fun at your spouse as well as yourself, you lament Political Correctness which is a by-Product of the politics of your own Leftist ideaology, you seek public safety, you comment on the uselessness of reporting "Part" of a story,you cuss using a Culturaly Acceptable word that passes the Politically Correct TOPIX censors litmus test.

Good job..... You have set the "bar" a little higher for us all

(BUT, We earthlings are Carbon Based, not Silicone Based)
animals

Minneapolis, MN

#27 Jul 18, 2008
TCB

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