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Mon Jun 8, 2020, 06:55 PM

U.S Attorney: Man charged in connection to arson at Third Precinct (Minneapolis)

Source: KSTP 5 Eyewitness News

KSTP
Updated: June 08, 2020 05:18 PM
Created: June 08, 2020 04:18 PM

A St. Paul man has been charged in connection to the arson at the Minneapolis Police Department's Third Precinct.

Monday, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced it charged 23-year-old Branden Michael Wolfe with aiding and abetting arson.

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When officers arrested Wolfe, he was wearing body armor and had a police duty belt with handcuffs, an earphone piece, a baton and knife.

When officers searched his home, they located a riot helmet, a 9mm pistol magazine, a police radio and an overdose kit.

The complaint says while in an interview with police, Wolfe admitted to being in the precinct. He told officers while in the third precinct, he pushed a wooden barrel into a fire, knowing it would help the fire continue to burn.



Read more: https://kstp.com/news/us-attorney-man-charged-in-connection-to-arson-at-third-precinct/5754093/



Frankly, I've thought all along that, in a lot of cases, it's going to turn out to be white guys from outside the community who were setting fires and vandalizing community businesses.

It never made sense to me that the real protesters from the community, marching against injustice, would go running amok wrecking their own stuff.

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scarletwoman Jun 8 OP
dawg day Jun 8 #1
montanacowboy Jun 8 #2
MichMan Jun 8 #3
scarletwoman Jun 8 #4
MichMan Jun 8 #6
mysteryowl Jun 8 #5
obamanut2012 Jun 9 #8
BobsYourUncle Jun 9 #9
lostnfound Jun 9 #7

Response to scarletwoman (Original post)

Mon Jun 8, 2020, 07:24 PM

1. He was pretending to be a cop?

The level of dysfunction here....

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Response to scarletwoman (Original post)

Mon Jun 8, 2020, 07:33 PM

2. Why Aren't they kneeling on his neck?

Why is he standing up and being treated so nicely?

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Response to scarletwoman (Original post)

Mon Jun 8, 2020, 08:15 PM

3. Was he pretending to be a cop hoping that the police would be blamed ?

Also, aren't Minneapolis and St Paul essentially the same city? Not sure he is much of an outsider.

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Response to MichMan (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 8, 2020, 08:27 PM

4. Mlps & St Paul are two separate cities - separate mayors, governments, police departments,etc.

The perpetrator stole the cop gear when he torched the precinct building, then wore some of the gear days later - read the article.

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 8, 2020, 09:52 PM

6. Aren't they only 10 minutes apart ?

I know they are separate cities. I dont live there, but have always heard them referred to as the twin cities. Isnt that why the MLB team is named the Twins?

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Response to scarletwoman (Original post)

Mon Jun 8, 2020, 09:11 PM

5. What is that symbol on the front of his flak jacket?

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Response to mysteryowl (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 08:16 AM

8. Underarmor

I have about 30 pieces of clothing with the same logo.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 08:49 AM

9. Wrong!

That is NOT the Underarmor logo.

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Response to scarletwoman (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 06:19 AM

7. He seems a bit unusual

Registered Republican in Florida, seems to be somewhat religious with the “God Bless” messages and other comments. Other comments seem concerned about racial justice and against the police.
Has a small child.
Posted that “sometimes as a man you have to do things that you don’t want to do so that the outcome will be better for your future.“

The articles are splashed all over about his arrest, but he didn’t start the fire, he is accused of pushing a barrel into it.

I’d read previously that the fire at the police station started almost immediately after the warrants were issued for the other three cops. Stuff in their lockers?

Something seems a bit off.

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