Not in my city

  • Article by: DON SAMUELS
  • Updated: October 7, 2012 - 12:21 PM

Urinating in public? Menacing your fellow citizens? Taking what isn't yours?

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goferfanzOct. 6, 12 7:35 PM

This is an interesting read, but no way I would challenge somebody this way. I dont recommend it for others as too many people carry illegal firearms. One guy was just shot in an Isanti Police parking lot for Pete's sake. I dont even make obscene gestures at wayward drivers anymore--that fun has been replaced by fear.

davehougOct. 6, 12 8:42 PM

Good for you Don, you called it. That is exactly how the cycle keeps going.

pagan4lifeOct. 6, 12 9:59 PM

The world needs more like Don Samuels!

jakenorquistOct. 7, 12 7:57 AM

good story and hats off to don samuels. I hope the young men learned something. race could have been left out of the equation though, the reason for the respect to the officers had nothing to do with race

lund1024Oct. 7, 12 8:40 AM

That was awesome.

kd5757Oct. 7, 12 9:09 AM

Great article! The world needs more Don Samuels.

hjlazniOct. 7, 12 9:18 AM

kd5757 "Great article! The world needs more Don Samuels." No, They need a dad like Don Samuels.

LennyofMNOct. 7, 1210:14 AM

I'm glad this worked out the way it did, rather than Samuels being laid out on a parking lot with a couple bullet holes in him. But, I don't quite understand the purpose of the piece, unless it's simply self-promotion. A little free advertising for his next campaign.

ormaybenotOct. 7, 1210:23 AM

Brave and wise...or Don Samuels' thoughtless rage and reckless bravado? ///The irrational reaction Samuels chose was not worth the danger Samuels created for himself, and his family. Clearly Samuels rage got the better of his judgement; again. His real concerns around urinators on West Broadway will reap more long term benefit at his City Council Crime and Safety Committee when balanced against his confronting strangers in the dark on the street; one of whom was taking a pee. His hard wired privilege status as a big shot, hence being able to get an immediate police response to dangerous urinators, might have caused some less connected crime victim at that moment to suffer more, or lose more. The police in the "Fours" are always busy protecting the community except when the Council member causes a distraction by impetuously risking his life; and loses his precious phone over a piddling matter (pun intended). Wrong again Don.

nfst49Oct. 7, 1210:25 AM

Seriously, reading this article was a waste of my time. "Public Urination" is the most ridiculous thing to crack down on, and although it's an inconvenience to some, it shouldn't be enforced by the law. This sounds like just another way to turn normal people into criminals.


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