Complaint: Man was murdered in St. Pa...

Complaint: Man was murdered in St. Paul with AK-47 to avenge 'stole...

There are 127 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Sep 28, 2010, titled Complaint: Man was murdered in St. Paul with AK-47 to avenge 'stole.... In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A 20-year-old St. Paul man has been charged with second-degree murder in a weekend killing over an alleged cell phone theft.

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94 driver

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Sep 28, 2010
What a couple of morons. They should get extra time just for being so stupid.

Since: Jun 10

The Thunder Mansion

#3 Sep 28, 2010
Aren't most cell phones free?

Since: May 09

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Sep 28, 2010
How terribly sad.

“Just dance.........”

Since: Jan 09

East Side

#5 Sep 28, 2010
f*ing gangster wannabe's when will they ever learn. Punks.
conservative observations

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Sep 28, 2010
Using an AK-47 to retrieve a stolen cell phone, the shooter seems to be keeping things in balance and in perspective, right? That will show 'em. doggone it. Just another model citizen defending his cell phone rights and just having a little macho fun, right?
Wow

Key Biscayne, FL

#8 Sep 28, 2010
where is the picture.. And I cant believe what this world is coming to! WHAT HAPPENED TO A GOOD OLD FIST FIGHT!!! These kids dont realize that these people are not waking up! That they are gone forever!
Cynic

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Sep 28, 2010
Talk about a bunch of losers!!

Since: Aug 08

Maplewood, MN

#10 Sep 28, 2010
Are you kidding me? Someone please explain to me why is it we don't have the death penalty? This is a perfect argument for the death penalty without constant appeals! Honestly these piece of crap people need to get out of our neighborhoods one way or the other!
Ctp Howard

Bryant, WI

#11 Sep 28, 2010
Whole life wasted over a $100 phone....
AntiMelting

Buffalo, MN

#12 Sep 28, 2010
Sounds like the wild wild west to me. Must be all those carry & conceal nutjobs...right? Oh wait.

Since: Jun 09

Olathe, KS

#13 Sep 28, 2010
And how many 20-year-olds who don't have gang ties would have an AK-47? I swear that police should get a free day to shoot anyone who flashes a gang sign. Takes a real tough guy to kill an unarmed guy with an assault rifle doesn't it? Bet your family is proud. Animal.

And for those about to go off on the gun control rant. 1st of all, this kid was obviously not carrying legally. Most likely he didn't have a carry permit, and to my understanding that wouldn't cover an AK-47 anyway. So his carrying this gun illegally would essentially be no more illegal if you took them away from law abiding citizens. He would still have it and the rest of us would be less safe. Gun bans sure haven't made a difference in Chicago. All it has done is made sure that only the gangs have them.
Bluelens

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Sep 28, 2010
Throw them in jail and throw away the key. These peopleare too stupid to be walking around in society.
Megan

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Sep 28, 2010
Maybe this is a stupid question, but where does one get their hands on a Romanian-made AK47 in good 'ol St Paul? I suppose it is used for hunting and we need to be able to have access to them in order to protect ourselves against the government?(if there was a sarcasm font, this would be typed in that font)
The real - NICE

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Sep 28, 2010
Wow, they were describing the events so Nonchalantly, don't people have any heart these days? It is sickening
here we go

Toledo, IA

#17 Sep 28, 2010
It's very telling of the state of society today when one holds a cell phone in higher regard than human life....
Be cool

United States

#18 Sep 28, 2010
How sad and what a way to die... Being accused then murder... That dumbass should really die!
sadone

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Sep 28, 2010
The Real Whatever wrote:
And how many 20-year-olds who don't have gang ties would have an AK-47? I swear that police should get a free day to shoot anyone who flashes a gang sign. Takes a real tough guy to kill an unarmed guy with an assault rifle doesn't it? Bet your family is proud. Animal.
And for those about to go off on the gun control rant. 1st of all, this kid was obviously not carrying legally. Most likely he didn't have a carry permit, and to my understanding that wouldn't cover an AK-47 anyway. So his carrying this gun illegally would essentially be no more illegal if you took them away from law abiding citizens. He would still have it and the rest of us would be less safe. Gun bans sure haven't made a difference in Chicago. All it has done is made sure that only the gangs have them.
IF he had the conceal and carry permit it certainly would cover his AK-47 it does not say you can only carry a pistol, you can carry any legal gun

Since: Jun 10

The Thunder Mansion

#20 Sep 28, 2010
bobxray wrote:
Aren't most cell phones free?
The point I was making was that it seemed a little excessive to kill someone over something that is usually given free of charge for renewing a contract
Cepeda

Pittsburgh, PA

#21 Sep 28, 2010
Joe was a good kid. The people speaking ill of him, obviously never met him. A good kid. Funny, artistic, mischevious. A good kid. No one deserves what he got. Even a bad kid doesnt deserve that.
mr me

Hampton, MN

#22 Sep 28, 2010
megan you are correct wether you want to be or not.

they do make very good deer rifles actually. and yes we do need them for protection wether it be from the government or from anyone else.

you can by an ak at most gun shops in minnesota.
if you meet the legal requirements. not only do you have to be legal to purchase a long gun you also need to be legal to purchase a pistol in order to buy an ak 47.

it adds extra checks and requirements because it is considered an assualt rifle. allthow in truth it isnt. assualt weapons are selective fire meening they are caapable of full auto fire. any thing you can buy over the counter in a gun shop is only gonna be semi auto. it only goes bang one time when you pull the trigger.

its sad that idiots like that do what they do to each other. that is why i have chosen to be a carry permit holder and carry my pistol daily.

it is up to all of us to protect each other from punks like those. if they would kill over a cell phone what else would they kill for?

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