Now we'll find out how things really went

  • Article by: DAVID CHANEN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 11, 2008 - 11:17 PM

Mayor R.T. Rybak announces a plan to study security, media relations, arrests and financial impact on courts after the RNC.

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topmanlbSep. 11, 08 6:10 PM

Thank you...that is what any good manager should do.

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cafemomusSep. 11, 08 6:17 PM

I hereby nominate Nick "The Red" Coleman to lead this team!

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dtfamily5Sep. 11, 08 6:29 PM

It is so apparent why this metro area gets SO FEW huge venues like the RNC. We bend over backwards apologizing to ANARCHISTS! We worry if we have offended VANDALS. We are so utterly CLUELESS as to how to handle security and get on with life. I think back to when the Red Sox won their first World Series this century. A fan was actually killed during the riotous celebration. The mayor's reaction? "Don't be stupid out partying and find yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time, especially when the police are telling you to move on." Our own fair city mayors would have forked out hundreds of thousands of dollars to the "victim's" family. Get a clue, Rybak!

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saintdonSep. 11, 08 7:02 PM

Are you freakin kidding me? You break the law, you get arrested. Who among rioters, trespassers and vandals are not "appropriate" to arrest? If they are democrats it not? give me a break.

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yayasoutSep. 11, 08 7:06 PM

We could include pinheaded St. Paul councilman Thune on any committee to give his unbiased viewpoint. How does a foul-mouthed socialist pig like him get elected year after year. Archie's boyfriend Chris Coleman doesn't have the nads to even comment on this.Now taxpayers money will be spend to make sure the anarchists feelings aren't hurt. Nice elected officials...they're really looking out for the welfare of their citizens.

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kriegerSep. 11, 08 7:26 PM

Most people that were arrested planned on get arrested, and recieved a ticket for it. Two people are in jail because they planned to blow up the Excel center and are also suspects in Texas for starting the governors house on fire and that will be approx. 10 million to repair that. Hmmm sounds like everything went ok no body hurt, minor damage done to some windows BUT WAIT who are we laying the blame on or investigating THE POLICE. DAMMED IF YOU DO AND DAMMED IF YOU DONT, how about investigating why so many city council members in the city have been under Federal investigation or been sent to jail for taking gifts or money from people. Dont forget that there is only 13 council members. Makes you wonder doesnt it...UNREAL

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PeaceseekSep. 11, 08 7:36 PM

Just remindse me of 1989, China responded to assembly of protests in quite the same way. Not surprising the President supported the olympics there this year, maybe asked for a few pointers. Why are ye all so willing to quiet the voice of decent? free speech made america

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ttorbesSep. 11, 08 7:46 PM

RT Rybak, with this blatant disrespect for law enforcement and complete capitulation to anarchists and those who seek to disrupt orderly society, is showing he has no place running for governor. He has failed to stand up to that tyrannical bicyclist group and is now trying to appease the radical Left. That might work in Soviet-like Minneapolis, but it won't work in the parts of Minnesota where people don't drive Volvos and actually work for a living. Rybak had a good chance to shine as a leader. Instead, he abandoned law enforcement once again. What's next? Blaming Pawlenty?

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larrymeaseSep. 11, 08 7:51 PM

I'd like to know who policies the police because quite looked out of control.

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larrymeaseSep. 11, 08 7:52 PM

I'd like to know who policies the police because quite a few looked out of control and unprofessional.

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