Why we have gun crime, the Minnesota edition...gun crime after gun crime and released over and over

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    Normal people who own and carry guns for self defense are not the people causing our gun crime. Our gun crime is the result of criminal justice policies that allow violent, repeat gun offenders out of jail on cash bond, or no bond, over and over again, and out of prison, over and over again, with ridiculously short prison sentences...

    this needs to stop......

    MN Criminal An Example Of Catch And Release Criminal Justice

    The St. Paul Pioneer Press uncovered the recent criminal history of 25-year old Stephen Michael Lincoln, a convicted felon who’s been caught with guns and ammunition four different times since September of 2019. Each arrest has led to more charges for Lincoln, but none of them have led to him remaining behind bars for long, despite violating his parole.


    He was charged Monday in Ramsey County District Court with two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm after police spotted two people “slumped over” in a pickup truck Saturday, according to the criminal complaint.

    Officers recognized Lincoln as one of the occupants from his previous arrests. They found the gun, vest, magazines and ammunition when they searched the vehicle, according to the criminal complaint.

    The firearm, a loaded Brugger & Thomet TP9 handgun, was beneath the driver’s seat, according to the complaint. The ballistic vest, three Glock 9-millimeter magazines, two Tec magazines and the loose rounds of ammunition were in a suitcase in the back seat.

    Lincoln was arrested at the scene and declined to make a statement to investigators. The female passenger with him said she didn’t know anything about guns in the vehicle.

    The Pioneer Press says Lincoln has two other outstanding cases in Ramsey County, including a case stemming from an October arrest on a warrant.

    While searching him, police discovered a small bag of methamphetamine in his pocket and a handgun on his waist, court documents say. A loaded handgun also was reportedly found in his vehicle.

    Lincoln, who has pleaded not guilty to the charges, posted bond in October and was released from custody.

    Democrats in control of Minnesota’s House and governor’s office have been demanding passage of several gun control laws, including a universal background check bill and a red flag law, but Republicans, who still control the state Senate, have been calling for better enforcement of existing laws. In fact, the Duluth News-Tribune covered a Senate hearing in Hibbing, Minnesota where Republicans and Democrats were interested in two very different approaches to fighting crime.


    Police have arrested this felon four times in the last four months. Each time, he’s been carrying guns, charges say. – Twin Cities


    State law prohibits Lincoln from possessing a firearm since he was convicted of felony level domestic assault in 2011, court records say.
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    He has two other unlawful gun-possession cases pending against him in Ramsey County from earlier this fall.

    In the first, officers pulled him over Sept. 13 after noting that his vehicle’s windows were illegally tinted and found multiple bags of marijuana, as well as two loaded handguns, inside, charges say.

    He was picked up again Oct. 7 on a warrant from the previous incident after officers found him working on his vehicle at a White Bear Lake address.

    While searching him, police discovered a small bag of methamphetamine in his pocket and a handgun on his waist, court documents say. A loaded handgun also was reportedly found in his vehicle.
     
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    We have all the violence in american society that we have because we have always been a very violent society.
     
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    Guns don't kill people...

    ... people kill people...

    ... same goes for knives an' machetes.
     
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    A felon arrested 4 times in 4 months for carrying a firearm and keeps getting cut loose because of Democrat policies.

    Remind me why we need MORE gun laws again, leftists...
     
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    At the prison I worked at I saw convicts released and return after a few months, sometimes after only a few weeks. I saw some that had been in and out of the same unit 4 times. The government are the ones causing this problem. My drug dealing son in law paroled after a long time in the pen for drugs, gets arrested 3 times for drugs within about a month, and this was at least 8 months ago. Guess what, he's still running around free, but he goes to church every Sunday.
     
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    We don't have the prison space to lock up people for petty offenses.

    We already lock up 2 million people and have another 7 million on probation or parole.
     
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    Moron, these aren't petty offences they are felony arrests with illegal guns.
     
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    Since most people in prison aren't actually serving time but are instead awaiting trial all we need to do to free up prison space is revamp our arraignment and bail policies and use more electronic monitoring
     
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    Naw, it's a petty arrest. We don't have room in the prisons for the real crooks.
     

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