Man admits hurling items at cars

  • Article by: PAUL WALSH , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 20, 2012 - 11:23 PM

Gerret Parks pleaded guilty to first-degree assault for throwing heavy objects at vehicles on Normandale Blvd.

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freedubaySep. 20, 12 9:34 AM

I hope he get the help he needs. He'll have plenty of time to think about what he did. At least he stepped up and took responsibility for what he did. That is the first step to turning his life around.

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cbaycottageSep. 20, 12 9:38 AM

Sounds like he got directions from liberals who dropped things on buses at the GOP convention in 2008.

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mspshadowSep. 20, 12 9:48 AM

40 years old and throwing stuff at cars? This guy needs to do some serious growing up and get a life!

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dudditzSep. 20, 12 9:52 AM

Is his guilty plea a dim glimmer of hope for this troubled man? If he can accept his anger and drinking problems, maybe when he gets out in a couple of years he can turn things around.

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satchel29pSep. 20, 1210:08 AM

as for tis guy getting, with his track record i'm not so sure. given how bizarre his crimes are (i mean, really, trying to steal the sunroof from a car???), i'd say he has somethin glike anti-social personality disorder at least - maybe a sociopath. most of these types are already lost causes - the success rate of rehabilitation is very very low. probably best just to lock him and throw away the key.

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buskahSep. 20, 1212:09 PM

Why is the fact that the victim is an Iraq War vet relevant to this story? The crime is just as heinous whether or not the victim has served his country.

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satchel29pSep. 20, 1212:39 PM

because our vets have willingly put themselves in harms way to protect our country, its laws, and its people - i.e.: all of us. they put their lives on the line so that we can peacably - and then this clown who apparently has contributed NOTHING positive to the world almost kills him!

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mrhandsSep. 20, 12 1:43 PM

If the victim was an anti-Iraq war protestor, would that make the crime any less heinous? Of course not. I fail to see how the victim's volunteer military service is relevant here.

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satchel29pSep. 20, 12 2:57 PM

its relevant because its the contrast between someone who has devoted part of their life to making the world better vs someone who just wants piss all over everything. its the difference between someone who cares enough to put their life on the line & someone who doesn't care at all. and it would be the same if they were a peace activist, a teacher, a pastor, a loving parent - that would be part of the story as well, because what they do shows that they care, what they do demonstrates their values.

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walshpjSep. 20, 12 4:55 PM

It's amazing that a man who survived serving in Iraq comes home to his own community and is nearly killed.

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