Man dies from injuries sustained during downtown Minneapolis mugging

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Vereice Washington was arrested and charged in connection with the mugging, but two accomplices got away.
On Sunday night, Adrian Hernandez, 44, died from injuries sustained when he was mugged near 10th Street and Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis on August 22.

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Vereice Washington, 20, has been charged in connection with the incident, but police say two other suspects were seen running away from the scene.

From the Star Tribune:
Adrian Hernandez, 44, of Minneapolis, suffered injuries to his brain from blows to the head about 2:45 a.m. on Aug. 22 near 10th Street and Hennepin Avenue S., according to the Hennepin County medical examiner's office...

Arrested the morning after Hernandez was injured was Vereice D. Washington, 20, of Brooklyn Center. Washington, who police say goes by the nickname "Lil Low," so far has been charged with aggravated robbery and first-degree assault. Hernandez's death could mean additional charges will be filed.

Washington had the victim's cellphone, police said. Washington told authorities that two other men were involved in the attack, police added. A police report noted that two suspects were seen running from the scene.
HCMC staff said Hernandez suffered a skull fracture and cranial bleeding.

The day after Hernandez was mugged, the MPD released a crime alert about a string of downtown muggings. We left voicemails for MPD spokeswoman Cyndi Barrington both Friday and this morning seeking an update on that situation, but she hasn't yet returned our calls.

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boatcaptainmike
boatcaptainmike

To all the non-believers of the problem plaguing Minneapolis, read or download "White Girl Bleed A lot", by Colin Flaherty.  Very objective and eye-opening look at the problem in Minneapolis and America.

mstrzombieslayer
mstrzombieslayer

When I was mugged in front of the Library August 10th around 2:45am and my cell phone was also stolen and I was also hit in the head... I would say that this is sound familiar.. If the mace the 3 black guys sprayed in my face first did not make me blind.. I would be the first one to pick them out of the line up!! Hope Karma is on my side...

kennyX
kennyX

Here comes the Diversity.....................YOU are about to become culturally enriched.....................

kennyX
kennyX

Maybe if we lynched a couple of these motherfuckers, maybe they would learn to behave. Like a Native American once said to me, "I don't mind that your ancestors took away my people's lands, but why did you have to bring the fucking ni**ers over here to ruin it for everyone?". 

HIS WORDS, not mine.


Sarah Huntley
Sarah Huntley

I am about to buy my son the iphone taser case. My son was knocked down at a bus stop and his phone was stolen a while back.

Dana Froehlig
Dana Froehlig

Only white people would riot for surfing, non anglos riot for political equality, basic freedoms, and social injustices...

Dana Froehlig
Dana Froehlig

terrible that this happened, kid should get the book thrown at him. also upsetting that white people use derogatory terms towards the perp that shows how racist and shallow minnesotans really are.. the factts are that downtown/inner city can be dangerous, and tbeing aware of your surroundings hypervigilant, travel in groups, to minimalize risks is key for your safety. r.i.p. stay in your suburbs, and hide your racist rhetoric behind your keyboards white people. its the 21st century and jim crow propanganda should be put dpwn like a rabid dog... peace to all and equality for all. sorry for my poor grammar trolls.

kennyX
kennyX

I wonder how long it will take Governor Dayton to make a statement on how we need to re-examine Stand Your Ground Laws (of course, this incident had nothing to do with SYG, but then again, neither did the Treyvon/Zimmerman case, but someone apparently forgot to mention that to Dayton).

Lori Lynn Christiansen
Lori Lynn Christiansen

If the guy would have shot the kid we would have had another Zimmerman deal here, you can bet money on that.

Maria Gallagher
Maria Gallagher

Poor guy. Walking home and he gets beaten to death. What about his family who is left to grieve? So sad.

kennyX
kennyX

And look at what a fine return in investment this young man has become:

First, tax payers most likely clothed, housed, and fed him while growing up (Welfare), then we payed for him to attend the fine MN Public Education system (which failed him miserably), and now we get to pay for him to eat and watch TV for the rest of his life in prison. 

Definitely money well spent!  

jayettinger
jayettinger

There is no reason anyone under the age of 21 should be anywhere near downtown Minneapolis after midnight...ever.  Minors are responsible for an overwhelming majority of the violent crimes in our city.  They travel in packs and prey on people who are alone.  ENOUGH ENOUGH ENOUGH.  Time to institute a curfew.

Kent Erickson
Kent Erickson

Could this thug have been Obama's son too? And Obama wonders why people are afraid I young black males, well, this and the case of that WWII vet along with all the other muggings in downtown, people have a reason to be.

Gramma Margie
Gramma Margie

here we go again...young punks who think they can do whatever they want. But they will pay

Tammy Belka
Tammy Belka

OK. I'm sure I'm not the first women you've bored with endless repetition and no variation of style or technique. I'm going to leave now so you can make one more comment about the way I look, and then maybe a comment about my sex life. And then call me a hippie who doesn't shave and then declare yourself the winner of this thread.

Tammy Belka
Tammy Belka

Three comments about my appearance? Sorry, you were supposed to say how this all wasn't worth your time by now. Practice makes perfect, Sparky. You'll get there someday.

Tammy Belka
Tammy Belka

Try again. Maybe this time post a meme along with your comment. That would be way more impressive...

Tammy Belka
Tammy Belka

Oh cute. You made a comment about my appearance. Now this is the point where I tell you to leave your mom's basement....

Tammy Belka
Tammy Belka

I know! Call us all "libtards" or "dumb-o-crats". That'll really get us! Have you also considered calling the President "O'Bummer"? #TheMoreYouKnow

TC4L
TC4L

Sad stuff.  Glad I no longer have to walk those streets at night.  So this kid didn't know cell phones are easily tracked to pin point a location.  Seems like this guy was bound for jail at some point.

laxx1559
laxx1559

@kennyX I'm sure they said that, right before the whites stole their land- and killed off all their people

kennyX
kennyX

@Sarah Huntley 

Let me guess. Your son was robbed by white, Norwegian gang bangers? This white Scandinavian gang problem has GOT TO STOP!   

kennyX
kennyX

@Dana Froehlig 

Uh. Huh.

kennyX
kennyX

@Dang Da Wei 

You do realize that white suburbanites pay the majority of taxes in this country, no?

kennyX
kennyX

@Dana Froehlig 

Don't apologize for your bad grammar. We all know that you are a product of the Minnesota Public Education system (aka Liberal Indoctrination system). We forgive you. At least you spelled Rhetoric correctly.   

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@Kent Erickson No, but he could be your son.

Tanker10
Tanker10

@Kent Erickson And if the guy would of shot him , he would be a racist instead of Dead . If your not Black you can't win . So shoot the MF'er's .

kennyX
kennyX

@TC4L

Oh, this little Angel was no stranger to the System:


11/16/2010

Theft-Take/Drive Motor Vehicle-No Owner Consent

02/07/2011

UNLAWFUL SMOKING

DRUGS - CONVICTION FOR POSSESS/SALE SMALL AMOUNT OF MARIJUANA - FAIL TO COMPLY WITH SENTENCE

06/13/2011

Domestic Assault-GM-Subsequent Violation

09/28/2011

Trespass-return to property of another within one year after being told to leave the property and no

10/06/2011

Theft-Take/Use/Transfer movable property without consent

12/18/2012

THEFT-TAKE/USE/TRANSFER MOVABLE PROP-NO CONSENT

levering
levering

@kennyX Get over your obsession with your milky white ancestry. It's not helping the problem. 

Also, think back to the days of your precious savage Vikings and all the pillaging/barbaric behavior they participated in. Oh, but that's something to be proud of, because they were white...


kennyX
kennyX

No, they actually riot for more free welfare.

jayettinger
jayettinger

@kennyX @jayettinger I should have said anyone under 18, but really what's anyone over 21 doing downtown at that kind of night?  That can't go anywhere other than to loiter and cause problems.  

kennyX
kennyX

@Tanker10 

Once black-on-white crime increases downtown, and it will since the police do nothing about it, you WILL begin to see people fight back. 

Minneapolis may be one of the most Liberal cities in America, but it's citizens (and suburban workers/visitors) will NOT allow it to become the next Detroit.  

vanessa_75
vanessa_75

And please go to school or at least watch news stupido pendejo y chingas a tu putisima madre que te pario feto de animal de 6 meses ahora sufre a ver k dije a ver si no es importante este lenguaje

kennyX
kennyX

If non-Anglos do not like the social justice system here (which caters to them more than it does White people...on the backs of White people's wages), then maybe they should just fucking LEAVE. 

Last I heard, Mexico and Africa have burgeoning economies now. Maybe I should move there (illegally) and demand free food, free housing, free education, the right to vote, and then wave the American flag and demand that they celebrate Thanksgiving and the 4th of July. and expect that they provide English translators to help me secure Welfare. I am sure that the tax base in those nations would be able to take care of me. 

gargantuanmedia
gargantuanmedia

@kennyX  I agree with 90% of what you have said yet the last 10% about Americans soon to be abandoning their own country and then blaming Liberals is very troubling.

The extreme right and left are to blame for our collective inability to take more decisive action on issues such as dealing with serious crimes, like this one, by condemning cold blooded murderers to death.

kennyX
kennyX

@KannyY

I'm human garbage? Um....I do not commit crimes and kill people over a fucking cell phone. I work and pay taxes. I am a contributing member of society. I do not make babies that I cannot afford to take care of and expect society to pay for them. I don't hang out at bus stops all day with my homies muttering intelligible words such as "muh dick" and "where muh welfaya at?".  If there were more "human garbage" like me around this nation wouldn't be the fucking ghetto welfare society that is now. Let me guess. You are an unemployed loser who hates people like me yet we are the ones who are paying for your "free shit".

Fuck off and die you parasite loser of society. No one owes you SHIT! It's motherfucking Liberals like you who are turning this nation into a fucking 3rd World Country. Well, enjoy it buddy, because your wish is becoming true. But once the producers of America leave this nation, who is going to be left to pay for your "free shit"? The Mexicans? 

LOL!


kennyX
kennyX

@jayettinger

They are downtown at that time of night for one reason and one reason only:

To keep it real.

NoUmSayin'?

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@kennyX ya i work until 6pm too - im talking about a street fight... you know... unsanctioned...on the street...liek gangsters

kennyX
kennyX

@digitalprotocol

I didn't know Target Center had boxing rings. If so, name the date and time (BTW, unlike you, I work, so it would have to be after 6 pm)

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@kennyX cool story about taking back the streets. when are you gonna meet me downtown. at target center. to fight>?

CopyCatKenny
CopyCatKenny

@digitalprotocol @kennyX No, he ripped off my comment. That's fine, but it's classy he won't admit it. I know this because of a small error in the formatting that could only be the result of a copy/paste. What a mook.

kennyX
kennyX

@UmmWhat

UmmmNo................

It's called mncriminals.com

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