Monday, September 19, 2016

MN: Crossroads Mall is a Gun Free, Weapons Free Zone

The mass stabbings that occurred at the Crossroads Center (Crossroads Mall) in St.  Cloud occurred in a gun free, weapon free zone.  It appears that the armed citizen who stopped the attack was not allowed to legally be armed in the mall.  The armed citizen was an off duty officer from another jurisdiction.

Examples of specific activities that are prohibited include but are not limited to: 

  • Disruptive profanity, vulgar or threatening language 
  • Unnecessarily blocking walkways, roadways or storefronts 
  • Running, horseplay or disorderly conduct of any nature
  • Excessive loitering 
  • Operating unauthorized recreational and/or personal transportation devices in the shopping center 
  • No firearms or illegal weapons
The mall is a privately owned property. Guests who do not act responsibly may be asked to leave. If they refuse to leave the property, they may be arrested and prosecuted for criminal trespass.
The policy does not make any exceptions for off duty police officers.  As a privately owned property, the Mall may exclude off duty officers as they are not acting in an official capacity.

Ironically, early reports state that the attacker was dressed in a security guard uniform.  From
Eight people were injured and the suspect died at Crossroads Center on Saturday after an attack reported about 8:15 p.m.

St. Cloud Police Chief Blair Anderson said the victims were stabbed by a man dressed in a private security uniform.

An off-duty police officer from another jurisdiction shot and killed the attacker, Anderson said. Anderson did not say where that officer serves during the news conference that started after midnight.
It became a common tactic for Islamic terrorists to dress as police or in the uniform of Iraqi soldiers in order to facilitate terror attacks.  It appears likely that this was another Islamic terror attack. From
"At approximately 8 p.m., an armed suspect entered the Crossroads Mall. That individual made some references to Allah and we confirmed that he asked at least one person if they were Muslim before assaulting them," said St. Cloud Police Chief Blair Anderson.
I doubt that the mall will pursue legal sanctions against the armed citizen who stopped the attack.

They are fortunate that the officer chose to ignore the mall rules that required people to be disarmed. The rules did not dissuade the attacker.

This is likely another incident of "sudden Jihad syndrome".  The current administration has gone to great lengths to characterize such incidents as "not a terror attack" because the attacker did not conspire with others from a known and recognized terror organization in order to conduct the attack.  A retired police friend referred to such characterizations as "no paid up Al Queda member ship card was in his wallet"; therefore it was not a terrorist attack.  The Fort Hood Terrorist attack was characterized as "workplace violence", even though Major Hassan claimed to be an Islamic soldier, repeatedly, in court.

With a dead attacker, it is easy for authorities to find some other motivation besides radical Islam for the attack.  A great many Islamic attackers have significant personal problems.  Martyrdom for Islam offers a simple, easy way to end the personal problems and to obtain a sure-fire guaranteed ticket to paradise.

©2016 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice is included.
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Anonymous said...

What the Islamists cant seem to understand is that Americans are happy to stack the bodies of Muslims in their Muslim paradise. They have no concept of the American way. they are too uneducated or unable to learn and should just go back where they came from. their anger at us is no match for the anger we can develop when needed. we are not the same as the crusaders they were trained to fight. we are Americans that will not put up with their crap. Read your Bible, God ordered their tribes destroyed completely. because they were not destroyed completely God said they would forever be a thorn in our side. well we have plenty of cactus to drag them though. we can give them all the thorns they want. they need to go home and get out of the 12th century. they are so ignorant they can not understand that they have to be around to enjoy the victory but they will never have a victory. It must be very frustrating to be that stupid.

Anonymous said...

the thing that upsets me about police shootings is the number of people killed that are unarmed and shot from a more than safe distance, He did not follow my commands, maybe he did not hear your commands. May be he does not speak your language. May be he is so scarred he cant think straight. If you say put your hands up and he does not put his hands up maybe his arms are broken. shooting unarmed people from a factually safe distance is murder. along with extreme cowardice.