There are very few news headlines that cause me to nearly spew a mouthful of coffee all over my keyboard. But this one came close: "Minneapolis Police Declare Downtown 'Safe'"
So about 8:30 this evening I tuned in the police scanner for Minneapolis. Within about 45 minutes I heard the following calls:
Gun shots reported.
Individual on the street threatening people with a baseball bat.
Individuals harassing passengers on a city bus.
Several people fighting in the street.
Another fight in a gas station parking lot.
Victim robbed on the street.
Two people causing disturbance on train.
Large group of juveniles harassing and intimidating people.
An attempted robbery with officer chasing suspect on foot.
Yep. I sure feel safer now.