Karma Nightclub scolded by Minneapolis police after closing time violence

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MPD issues a warning.
After 23-year-old Jamaal Dionte Brown was shot and wounded outside Karma Nightclub on 1st Avenue North early Saturday morning, Minneapolis police issued a statement calling the club "a source of continuing problems."

The very next night, a woman was stabbed outside the bar in a fight over a man.

MPD has been quick to point out that violent crime in the Warehouse District is down 7 percent this year compared to last. And while no one died in either of the incidents outside Karma, the shooting and the stabbing don't help a city and police department working hard to persuade folks that downtown Minneapolis is safe after dark.

Here's part of the MPD statement issued Saturday, suggesting the city is going to bring some pressure to bear on Karma via liquor licensing or other means.

The Karma Nightclub has been a source of continuing problems for the Minneapolis Police Department. According to Inspector Kris Arneson, the commander of the First Precinct, the Police Department will work with other City departments such as Licensing to remedy issues that are continuing with this establishment.

WCCO reported that there have been more than 100 police calls to Karma in the past year.

Location of the shooting and stabbing: 315 1st Avenue.


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bookworm worm
bookworm worm

The number of injuries can happen during the night club and enjoyable evening can be ruined so whenever you sustain an injury get in touch with local medical aid  as your health is the most important concern and you may be able to claim other special damages hence talking to an experienced personal injury claims solicitor is advisable when making a claim for  Nightclub Injury Compensation.

J2487
J2487

I was walking past Karma nightclub and witnessed the shooting. There were ATLEAST 6-7 police standing in the streets and by their squad cars right infront of Karma. I mean the boy who got shot and then shooter were MAYBE 5-10 feet away from the cops. It was the saddest display of police work I have ever seen. It made me ashamed to say that I lived in minneapolis and trust minneapolis cops.

notbradpitt
notbradpitt

Karma has many issues as a club, but the MPD have egg on their face on this one. They close down the streets, shut down traffic and mob the sidewalks with horses and patrol. They even have a major substation only blocks away. Yet have problems with crowd control afterhours. That said, Karma is not innocent either, the security focus more on girls short skirts than actual clubgoers, the bartenders overcharge and pocket money and the mad rush to hit Karma before 1AM has always been an issue with downtown patrons. (The only club I know of that closes at 3AM) Karma started out as an elite club but has turned into a Sharx part Two.

Fackcitypages
Fackcitypages

the club is not the problem

the people who go to the club are the problemthe bad security is the problem

why not have a couple of officers inside/outside the club between 12-3am?? it would deter alot of activity if people saw cops already there. these cops are just hoping nothing happens and thats not the way to go about it. these animals who are shooting people dont run the streets, the police are supposed to

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Chris Rock did a stand up back in the mid 90's stating how niggas are always fu***ing up a good thing for black people.Tittled - "Niggas vs. Black People"

"Who's more racist, black people or white people? It's black people! You know why? Because we hate black people too! Everything white people don't like about black people, black people really don't like about black people ,and there's two sides, there's black people and theres niggas. The niggas have got to go. You can't have shit when you around niggas, you can't have shit. You can't have no big screen TV! You can have it, but you better move it in at 3 in the morning. Paint it white, hope niggas think it's a bassinet. Can't have shit in your house! Why?! Because niggas will break into your house. Niggas that live next door to you break into your house, come over the next day and go, "I heard you got robbed." Nigga, you know you robbed me. You didn't see shit 'cause you was doing shit! You can't go see a movie, you know why? 'Cause niggas is shooting at the screen, "This movie's so good I gotta bust a cap in here!" You know the worst thing about niggas? Niggas always want credit for some shit they supposed to do. A nigga will brag about some shit a normal man just does. A nigga will say some shit like, "I take care of my kids." You're supposed to, you dumb motherfu**er! What kind of ignorant shit is that? "I ain't never been to jail!" What do you want, a cookie?! You're not supposed to go to jail, you low-expectation-having motherfu**er! Every time black people want to have a good time, ign'ant-ass niggas f--- it up!... Can't do nothing! Can't keep a disco open more than three weeks! Grand opening! Grand closing! Can't go to a movie the first week it comes out! Why? Cause niggas are shooting at the screen!... I love black people, but I hate niggas, brother. Oh, I hate niggas! The niggas have got to go."

According to Chris, the problem with this club is clear.

Hollydb1886
Hollydb1886

oh my wow what a comment about black people that is nuts to say that silly shame on you

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Holly, this was Chris Rock's stand up skit form 95' (a black guy)This was mostly a copy and paste effort on my part.

Do we have a problem with comprehension or political correctness?

This is not a societal failure created by black people, but a failure due to "niggas left unchecked".

Until we shake our fear of calling a spade a spade, we will continue to decline as a whole...

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