Y’all, the highly select and august crowd that you are, may recall that my opinions on both civil unrest, and the looming crime spikes inherent in the defund movement—including cartel activity—was met by some derision over on SH, including by some with ties to affected areas.
This is one of those times that I take little joy in being prescient by dint of simply looking around.
MNPLS shot spotter is picking up automatic weapons fire at this point, and i have it on very good authority that events are starting to produce spernt 7.62×39 casings in notable quantities on the ground with alarming regularity.
This was all easy to see coming; now it’s here. I wish the polite in MNLS the best with the new order.
Look at some of the real estate around the lake neighborhoods in the attached screenshot from shotspotter and police data (below)
https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=lake+calhoun+houses&form=HDRSC2&first=1&tsc=ImageBasicHover”]Lake Calhoun/Bde Maka Ska houses
https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=lake+harriet+houses&go=Search&qs=n&form=QBIR&sp=-1&pq=lake+harriet+houses&sc=2-19&cvid=40B2735BE54745DD9BC751E20AC009BA&first=1&tsc=ImageBasicHover”]Lake Harriett houses
https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=lake+of+the+isles+houses&go=Search&qs=n&form=QBIR&sp=-1&pq=lake+of+the+isles+houses&sc=5-24&cvid=F776CF82AD8641F09C642C3FCC904026&first=1&tsc=ImageBasicHover”]Lake Of The Isles houses
These are some of the most expensive city neighborhoods in the whole midwest outside of Oak Park or Highland Park near Chicago.
Carjackings (and the occasional gunfight) are presenting around the Summit/ Cathedral Hill neighborhood in St Paul, which has the longest unbroken street of victorian Mansions in the US.
https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=summit+ave+st+paul+mansions&qs=MM&form=QBIR&sp=2&pq=summit+ave+houses&sk=MM1&sc=2-17&cvid=92DBB51CB29443A5AAD19E683403D094&first=1&tsc=ImageBasicHover”]Summit Ave mansions & houses