So, a buddy of mine—a luthier, not an action guy—has been keeping me appraised of all things indicative of the veil lifting in the twin cities. In addition to record homicides, robberies, and general shooting mayhem since the protests and resultant “defund” movement and council resolutions, we have the father of one of his clients, shot dead while driving home in his Prius.
Also, an explosive device went off next to a patrol car parked in the projects.
We will see what comes of the investigation into the explosion—they don’t know the cause yet, but the neighborhood scuttlebutt at the moment is IED. That acknowledged, IEDs at Police cars are another one of those signs that I occasionally used to say that I look for.
Happy New Year.