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    Driver Plows Into Protesters In Uptown; Woman Killed Identified As Deona Knajdek

    https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2021/...ers-in-uptown/

    By WCCO-TV Staff
    June 14, 2021 at 12:17 pm

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP/WCCO) — A woman was killed and three others hurt after an SUV plowed into a group of protesters Sunday night in Uptown.

    The Minneapolis Police Department said the suspect was pulled from his vehicle by protestors after the 11:39 p.m. crash and is now in custody and being treated for injuries at a hospital. An Instagram video shot by protesters shows the man being pulled from the SUV and held by protesters until officers arrived to take him into custody.

    The man’s motive was not immediately known. According to investigators, preliminary information suggests that drugs and alcohol could have played a role.

    Hennepin County Jail roster records show that a 35-year-old St. Paul man was arrested early Monday in Minneapolis on suspicion of criminal vehicular homicide, driving after having his license suspended, and giving false information to police. The man does not have a valid license as a result of multiple DUI offenses.

    Minneapolis police say they are not releasing the name of the driver, citing investigative purposes. WCCO-TV does not typically name suspects until they’ve been officially charged with a crime.

    The crash happened at the intersection of West Lake Street and Girard Avenue South. The SUV was travelling east on Lake Street when it slammed into a group of protesters. Emergency crews brought two injured protesters to Hennepin Healthcare for treatment. Two others later sought medical attention for non-life-threatening injuries at area hospitals.

    A woman, who was critically injured in the crash, died from her injuries. Relatives identified her as 31-year-old Deona Knajdek.

    Her brother said he saw video of the crash that showed the SUV slamming into Knajdek’s car before hitting protesters. Knajdek was using her car to block the intersection to protect the protesters as they demonstrated.

    Garrett Knajdek said that his sister worked with people struggling with mental health issues and addiction. Wednesday would have marked her 32nd birthday.

    “This last year, she finally started to blossom and be an adult,” said Garrett Knajdek, in a phone interview with WCCO-TV. “She was doing good. She had two daughters that she was finally getting back in touch with…building strength. This just…took her away.”

    A march in Deona Knajdek’s honor is slated for Monday evening in Minneapolis. Organizers say they will advocate for laws to protect protesters and harsh sentences for those who drive into them. “Deona Marie, you are a change agent,” organizers wrote in a Facebook event post. “Rest in love and power!”

    Early Monday morning, someone fired a gun near the scene of the crash in an apparent attempt to keep motorists away from the intersection. Police responded and arrested that person, who was also throwing objects at drivers. A handful of other people were also at the scene shortly after sunrise, trying to block the intersection from motorists on their morning commute.

    There have been ongoing protests in Uptown after the June 3 shooting of Winston Boogie Smith Jr., a 32-year-old father of three.

    Authorities have said Smith, a Black man who was wanted on a weapons violation, fired a gun before deputies fatally shot him in Minneapolis, a city on edge since George Floyd’s death more than a year ago under an officer’s knee and the more recent fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright in a nearby suburb.

    Members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force were trying to arrest Smith on a warrant for allegedly being a felon in possession of a gun, authorities said. The Marshals Service said in a statement that Smith, who was in a parked vehicle, didn’t comply with law enforcement and “produced a handgun resulting in task force members firing upon the subject.”

    Smith died at the scene. State investigators said Smith’s passenger, a 27-year-old woman, was treated for injuries from glass debris.

    After Smith’s shooting, some people vandalized buildings and stole from area businesses, police said. Nine people were arrested on possible charges including suspicion of riot, assault, arson and damage to property. Graffiti reading “Mpls still hates cops” and “No trial for them” marked the building next to the parking ramp where Smith was shot.

    There has been tension between police and residents since the deaths of Floyd, a Black man who died last year after he was pinned to the ground by Minneapolis officers, and Wright, a Black motorist who was fatally shot in April by an officer in the nearby suburb of Brooklyn Center.
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    You'd think this would be screamed from every media organ in the country.

    Strangely quiet and I'm not positive as to why.
    According to government's own numbers, over half a MILLION people are dead, just in the US alone, because of a man made virus designed to be even more deadly than what would be found in nature, released, possibly on purpose, from a Chinese lab, a virus that that was created from funding and prior research given to the Chinese scientists by our own government because we, in fit of sanity, pulled the plug on funding here.

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    Blocking intersections for protest must be legal on West Lake in Minneapolis. Sounds like they apprehended an impaired driver.
    Do something Danke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    You'd think this would be screamed from every media organ in the country.

    Strangely quiet and I'm not positive as to why.
    Danke never mentioned a parade for mental health.
    Do something Danke

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    I dont even know who the bad person is in this story . Sounds like a drunk guy drove into a car parked in the road for some retard activity . I'll leave it to Danke to decide .
    Do something Danke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    You'd think this would be screamed from every media organ in the country.

    Strangely quiet and I'm not positive as to why.
    They're most likely trying to figure out a way to spin the story before they start talking about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    You'd think this would be screamed from every media organ in the country.

    Strangely quiet and I'm not positive as to why.
    She didn't use a gun. And even though they want to ban SUVs, they want people to stay under the impression that only guns can be used to cause mayhem. Of course when that antifa lady was run over at the Charlottesville protest that was covered non-stop so....I dunno.

    Edit: NVM. I see this in your article.

    The man’s motive was not immediately known. According to investigators, preliminary information suggests that drugs and alcohol could have played a role.

    He was just drunk and high? No racism as a motive? Yeah....M.A.D.D. was so 1990s.
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    Story seems boring.

    Can we perhaps add a narrative?
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    "I didn't mean to".

    Sigh.

    Not politically motivated. Just a boring drunk driver.
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    It's of course sad when anyone dies,

    but to perhaps alleviate the sadness,

    know this: the woman who died was a vegan.
    It's all about taking action and not being lazy. So you do the work, whether it's fitness or whatever. It's about getting up, motivating yourself and just doing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTexan View Post
    Story seems boring.

    Can we perhaps add a narrative?
    We dont have those problems here . As I drive around after drinking everyone knows it is unacceptable to park your car lengthway across the road. Makes my Ins guy happy .
    Do something Danke

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    I don't like police brutality or any brutality for that matter, unless it's some jackass or jackasses standing in the street blocking traffic for a jackass reason.

    Streets are for cars. I got places to go.
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    Seems impossible to reason with people that can't even understand, "get out of the middle of the road"......
    I just want objectivity on this forum and will point out flawed sources or points of view at my leisure.

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    Florida Governor Proposes Law That Could Allow Drivers to Run Over a 'Mob'


    https://www.newsweek.com/florida-gov...er-mob-1533401

    https://www.politicususa.com/2021/04...rotesters.html

    A new bill passed by the Florida Senate and proposed by Gov. Ron DeSantis will give people civil immunity for running over protesters.

    The Orlando Sentinel reported, “The parts of the bill (HB 1 ) that most upset Democrats grant civil legal immunity to people who drive through protesters blocking a road; prevent people arrested for rioting or offenses committed during a riot from bailing out of jail until their first court appearance, and impose a six-month mandatory sentence for battery on a police officer during a riot.”




    People could still be criminally charged for taking their car and mowing down protesters who are using their First Amendment rights, but in Florida, the driver will no be able to be sued for civil damages.
    Florida Republicans claim that they are preventing violence by denying protesters bail and allowing them to be run down, but almost every protest in the country is peaceful. The few that make it onto television are the ones that feature violence.
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    Her brother said he saw video of the crash that showed the SUV slamming into Knajdek’s car before hitting protesters. Knajdek was using her car to block the intersection to protect the protesters as they demonstrated.
    Demonstrated?

    Seems they were demonstrating their stupidity by protesting in the street.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    You'd think this would be screamed from every media organ in the country.

    Strangely quiet and I'm not positive as to why.
    Not fitting the current Marxist agitprop.

    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    I dont even know who the bad person is in this story . Sounds like a drunk guy drove into a car parked in the road for some retard activity . I'll leave it to Danke to decide .
    Blocking the street at almost midnight on a weekend? More of a Darwin Award story.

    Quote Originally Posted by jmdrake View Post
    Edit: NVM. I see this in your article.

    The man’s motive was not immediately known. According to investigators, preliminary information suggests that drugs and alcohol could have played a role.

    He was just drunk and high? No racism as a motive? Yeah....M.A.D.D. was so 1990s.
    Yeah, the MADD and alcohol prohibition agenda is not in vogue right now, especially since it cuts across all groups. Drunk driving is perceived as being more prevalent among illegal Hispanic immigrants. They don't want to go there.

    Alcohol prohibition is hard to push when half the nation became alcoholics during their COVID shutdowns, and they are also trying to end prohibition of marijuana.
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    Don't park or stand in the middle of the road if you don't want to be killed by a drunk driver. How hard is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    ...
    Florida Republicans claim that they are preventing violence by denying protesters bail and allowing them to be run down, but almost every protest in the country is peaceful. The few that make it onto television are the ones that feature violence.
    ...
    Au contraire. Blocking someone preventing them from moving is an initiation of aggression. It is by definition not "peaceful".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    Au contraire. Blocking someone preventing them from moving is an initiation of aggression. It is by definition not "peaceful".
    This is why I have no issue with shoving fat people who get in my way.
    It's all about taking action and not being lazy. So you do the work, whether it's fitness or whatever. It's about getting up, motivating yourself and just doing it.
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    Sounds like the guy wasn't even trying.

    Should be able to flatten several with even the most diminutive SUV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    Sounds like the guy wasn't even trying.

    Should be able to flatten several with even the most diminutive SUV.
    Unfortunately it was just an accident.
    It's all about taking action and not being lazy. So you do the work, whether it's fitness or whatever. It's about getting up, motivating yourself and just doing it.
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    "We were just playing volleyball." (In the street.)
    "She was just sitting on the ground." (In the street.)
    "He was going 100 mph." (In the street)

    ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTexan View Post
    It's of course sad when anyone dies,

    but to perhaps alleviate the sadness,

    know this: the woman who died was a vegan.
    More grass for beef.



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    Quote Originally Posted by RJB View Post
    "We were just playing volleyball." (In the street.)
    "She was just sitting on the ground." (In the street.)
    "He was going 100 mph." (In the street)
    You purpously stood and sat in the road and got hit. I have zero sympathy for these people. Does that make me a bad person? I think not. Some people are beyond help.



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