Inquiring Minds Want To Know

Dave Kleis Mayor ci.stcloud.mn.us

To: Mayor Dave Kleis <dave.kleis@ci.stcloud.mn.us>,

Apparently NOTHING happened at Apollo two days ago…NO THERE THERE…move on.

To refresh the memory of St. Cloud parents the Times DID a hidden report on the crime rates in our district 742 and compared them to neighboring districts…

perhaps the article was too long for most to read but I venture to say it is because the paper does not reach too many doorsteps these days and our school board and mayor have been neglect to mention these numbers while touting Good Old St. Cloud.

Summary of the article is staggering:
As stated by the articles writer:
The report focuses on the calls that are considered the most violent: assault, arson, abduction, criminal sexual conduct, terroristic threats, threats of violence, harassing/disturbing communications, possessing weapons or ammunition on school property, fights and stalking.

District 742:                                 
Westwood: 4
Madison:18
Lincoln:10
Stride:11
Talahi:28
North Jr. High:56
South Jr. High:53
Apollo:71
Tech:117
Discovery:11
Area:45

             for a total of 424…

other than the “Tech uprising” over a Tweet that got NUMEROUS DAYS of press coverage, How many did YOU personally hear about?

Do you all remember back when the “gang problem” started in St. Cloud?

The kids knew about it…
the parents knew about it..
the talk around the water coolers was about it.
We talked about it behind closed doors…
we talked and talked and talked.
We asked and got “pooh-poohed”.
The “Leaders” of our city denied it.
The people hired to protect our city denied it,
the schools denied it, UNTIL it got out of hand.
YTD…we still have a gang problem.
After (was it 10 years?) a gang task force was finally put into place…
AFTER they’d taken their place and become commonplace in our community.

Our leaders are setting a trend.
DENY we’ve a problem again (you all know what I’m talking about).
There is no there there.

Back in February the Times did some “investigative” reporting GOING back to what we should (I feel) be told about IN REAL TIME.
CRIME…in this case it was crime in our schools. Unbelievable crimes.
If you missed it let me refresh your memory:

School police calls

David Unze , dunze@stcloudtimes.com 8:05 a.m. CT                                     
Feb. 11, 2017

For this report, the St. Cloud Times requested information on police calls to schools in St. Cloud, Sartell, Sauk Rapids and Waite Park for 2010 through 2015 calendar years. The report focuses on the calls that are considered the most violent: assault, arson, abduction, criminal sexual conduct, terroristic threats, threats of violence, harassing/disturbing communications, possessing weapons or ammunition on school property, fights and stalking.

The numbers reflect what the reporting party believed was happening at the time. Often, those initial reports are unfounded, incorrect or can’t be verified. Some lead to criminal charges, suspensions and expulsions.

In some departments, databases show whether officers determined the complaint was unfounded but don’t show whether anyone was charged. In some departments, police have data that shows if someone was charged.

For Sartell, Sauk Rapids and Waite Park schools, a Times reporter reviewed all of the calls and tried to make an objective determination of whether the reported incident happened. For St. Cloud schools, the Times reviewed data that showed whether someone was charged with a crime.

St. Cloud school district

Westwood Elementary School: 4 (charges filed in 2 cases).             
Assault: 2 (charges filed in 1 case). 1 staff victim.
Knife: 1 (charges filed).
Sex assault: 1 (no charges filed).

Madison Elementary School: 18 (charges filed in 6 cases).
Arson: 1 (no charges filed).
Assault/fight: 16 (charges filed in 6 cases). 3 staff victims.
Threat: 1 (no charges filed).

Lincoln Elementary School: 10 (charges filed in 2 cases).
Assault/fight: 5 (charges filed in 1 case).
Gun: 1 (no charges filed).
Knife: 1 (charges filed).
Threat: 3 (no charges filed).

STRIDE Academy: 11 (charges filed in 2 cases).
Assault/fight: 5 (charges filed in 2 cases).
Sex assault: 1 (no charges filed).
Threat: 5 (no charges filed).

Talahi Community School: 28 (charges filed in 6 cases).
Assault/fight: 18 (charges filed in 4 cases; 2 others happened outside school hours).
Gun: 6 (charges filed in 2 cases; 1 other during summer; another after school).
Sex assault: 3 (none during school hours).
Threat: 1 (no charges filed).

North Junior High School: 56 (charges filed in 25 cases)
Assault/fight: 38 (charges filed in 21 cases). 3 staff victims; 1 officer.
Gun: 2 (charges filed in 1 case).
Gunshot: 1 (no charges files).
Knife: 3 (no charges filed).
Sex assault: 6 (charges filed in 1 case).
Threat: 6 (charges filed in 2 cases)

South Junior High School: 53 (charges files in 24 cases).
Assault/fight: 45 (charges filed in 21 cases).
Knife: 5 (charges filed in 2 cases).
Sex assault: 1 (no charges filed).
Threat: 2 (charges filed in 1 case).

Apollo High School: 71 (charges filed in 35 cases).
Arson: 1 (charges filed).
Assault/fight: 57 (charges filed in 33 cases). 11 staff victims; one officer.
Sex assault: 7 (charges filed in 1 case).
Threat : 6 (no charges filed).

Tech High School: 117 (charged filed in 65 cases).
Assault/fight: 83 (charges filed in 60 cases). 5 staff victims; 1 officer.
Gun: 2 (charges filed in 1 case).
Knife: 1 (no charges filed).
Sex assault: 12 (none occurred at school).
Threat/stalking 19 (charges filed in 4 cases). 1 staff victim.

Discovery Community School: 11 (6 unfounded).
Assault/fight: 2 (1 unfounded).
Gun: 1 (replica BB gun).
Gunshot: 1 (unfounded).
Knife: 1.
Sex assault: 2 (both unfounded).
Threats: 4 (2 unfounded).

Area Learning Center: 45 (4 unfounded).
Assault/fight: 27 (2 unfounded).
Gun: 1.
Knife: 4.
Sex assault: 2 (charges filed in 1 case).
Threat: 11 (2 unfounded). 3 staff victims.

Sauk Rapids-Rice school district            

High school: 63 (27 unfounded).
Arson: 1.
Assault/fight: 29 (8 unfounded). 2 staff victims.
Knife: 8 (1 unfounded).
Sex assault: 5 (5 unfounded).
Threats: 20 (13 unfounded).

Middle school: 14 (3 unfounded).
Arson: 1.
Assault/fight: 8 (3 unfounded).
Knife: 3.
Threats: 2.

Mississippi Heights Elementary School: 7 (5 unfounded).
Assault/fight: 3 (3 unfounded).
Gun: 2 (1 was a toy gun; other unfounded).
Sex assault: 1.
Threats/harassment: 1 (unfounded).

Pleasantview Elementary School: 6 (3 unfounded).
Assault/fight: 3 (2 unfounded).
Sexual assault: 1 (unfounded).
Threats: 2.

            

Sartell-St. Stephen school district  

High school: 7 (3 unfounded).
Assault/fight: 4 (1 unfounded).
Gunshot: 1 (unfounded).
Sex assault: 1 (consensual).
Threats: 1 (unfounded).

Middle school: 7 (1 unfounded).
Assault/fight: 4 (1 unfounded).
Knife: 2.
Sex assault: 1 (no charges filed).

Oak Ridge Elementary School: 1.
Assault/Fight: 1.

Had this report come out BEFORE the new school was voted on PERHAPS people would have seen that what we didn’t need was a shiny bauble to wave in front of people’s eyes with false promises and a fake front.
A whitewashed school (tomb) all shiny on the outside and rotten inside.

There are many students in our high schools who are NOT children but have need of an education. Let’s stop being PC here and call it what it is.

Adults from God knows where who “don’t speak the language” but are mixed into “the system” because we promise to educate “the children.”
SINCE WHEN are 20+ year olds (or for that matter over 18 year olds) CHILDREN).

These adults (no matter what their education level) do NOT belong in our grade schools and High Schools.

Students driving away from their junior highs in their cars (how many junior high students do you know have a driver’s license?).
Senior high school men (not boys).
And why are we obligated to educate them?
Enquiring minds want to know.
I’ve asked and been ignored

I’ve asked but have been given inadequate answers.
I’ve asked and been called racist for having done so.
I do not know who or what tipped off the “unfortunate incident” at Apollo yesterday…
BUT FOLKS listen up,
WE are the taxpayers,
we are the parents and the grandparents and the neighbors of the children who are obviously NOT in safe environments when at school,
we are NOT informed,
we are being LIED to by leaders in our city, state, schools and PULPITS.

When you see something, hear something …SAY SOMETHING, ASK QUESTIONS.
WE ALL have a right to know in real time just what is going ON!!

From our resident truth teller June…

Public Works Birthday Package

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Lion News is a local grassroots media outlet. Lion News focuses in on local corruption.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Special Treatment For City Of Crystal’s City Council Member Jeff Kolb’s Private “Public Works Birthday” Package? Inquiring Minds Want To Know, Don’t They? Does Kolb Treat Public Property Like It Is His Personal Property? Inquiring Minds Really Want To Know, Don’t They? Public Works Director/City Engineer Mark Ray Retaliates Against Whistleblower Nemmers? No Surprise, Right? City of Crystal Council Member Jeff “Special Treatment/Abuse of Power” Kolb Sends Nemmers A Harassing & Threatening Email? Again, No Surprise, Right?

from:    Lion News lionnews00@gmail.com
to:    mark.ray@crystalmn.gov,
jeff.kolb@crystalmn.gov,
anne.norris@crystalmn.gov
date:    Sun, Aug 21, 2016 at 11:57 AM
subject:    Chapter 13 data request – “Public works birthday” package for City Council member Jeff Kolb
mailed-by:    gmail.com

Mark Ray, Public Works Director/City Engineer 763-531-1160

Chapter 13 data request – Please email me the following readily available free, electronic public data:

1. Current affidavit of candidacy of City Council member Jeff Kolb
2. City of Crystal’s minutes and resolution appointing a city responsible authority.
3. City of Crystal’s Notice to Commissioner of Administration: Adoption of Model Policies – Years: 2010-2016.
4. Signed joint powers agreement with the League of Minnesota Cities and the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust and City of Crystal’s minutes and resolution appointing city personnel to League of Minnesota Cities (LMCT) and the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust (LMCIT).
5. “Public works birthday” package data for City Council member Jeff Kolb:
a. Names, employee identification numbers, actual gross salary, union contract, job description, of City of City Public Works personnel and other personnel from the City of Crystal who transported “wheel loader” and supervised delivery of “wheel loader”, supervised event involving “wheel loader” and returned “wheel loader” after event at  “Public works birthday” package for City Council member Jeff Kolb.
b. Permits, waivers of liability, copy of Kolb’s private insurance for event, notifications to and responses from LMCIT & LMCIT that City of Crystal public property aka “wheel loader” was to be used at private event for City Council member Jeff Kolb, contract with Kolb, invoice for “Public works birthday” package and payment received by Kolb for “Public works birthday” package .
c. Current City of Crystal’s inventory of construction equipment, hourly rates for Public work equipment, 2015 City of Crystal’s warrant data for Public Works dept. aka accounts payable/accounts receivable.

Terry Dean, Nemmers (320) 283-5713

Continue Reading: http://lionnews00.blogspot.com/2016/08/special-treatment-for-city-of-crystals.html

Unwarranted: Was the Arrest Warrant Against Sandra Grazzini-Rucki Improperly Handled?

In August 2015, a sealed warrant for the arrest of Sandra Grazzini-Rucki was “accidentally” posted on the public webpage of the Dakota County Sheriff’s office leading to the warrant being widely published, and shared, in news media outlets. Sensitive information about the sealed warrant was also given to abusive ex-husband, David Rucki, from The Star Tribune. Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie claims the leak was just a “glitch”.

The original warrant was then pulled down from the public website then re-sealed again, as if nothing had ever happened. The original warrant was put under a 2nd seal (re-sealed) and never served to Sandra but instead sent U.S. Marshalls after her, claiming she was a “fugitive”. How can you be a “fugitive” when you were never informed of proceedings, and never served with a warrant? 

Sheriff Tim Leslie

Sheriff Tim Leslie

Could that “glitch” cost Dakota County their case against Sandra? A recent court ruling states that improper service is grounds for dismissal; certainly in this case, there was not only improper service but outright negligence to protect information so sensitive that the judge ordered the warrant to be sealed. 

Signed, Sealed, but NOT Delivered

When someone is suspected of a crime, law enforcement obtains a warrant of arrest which is a document signed by a judge authorizing the detention of an individual, or authorizing the search and seizure of an individual’s property.

In the case of Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, a nation wide warrant for arrest was submitted by Prosecuting Attorney Kathryn M. Keena before a judge, and put under a seal on August 12, 2015. Sandra was charged with 3 counts of felony deprivation of parental rights. According to Keena a seal was needed “because disclosure could cause defendant to flee, hide, or otherwise prevent execution of the warrant”. The seal was to last until Sandra is arrested, and returned to the state. What evidence did Keena have to substantiate a sealed warrant? To date, no evidence has been presented that would justify such an extraordinary measure. 

Kathryn Keena (Source:http://minnlawyer.com)

Kathryn Keena (Source:http://minnlawyer.com)

Was a Sealed Warrant Necessary?

A seal means that the warrant is filed in secret, and its existence will not be made public. The subject of the warrant has no idea that they are wanted on charges until they are apprehended. A sealed warrant is usually reserved for special circumstances where public knowledge may jeopardize the investigation and/or issuance of the warrant.

Putting a seal on an arrest warrant is NOT a common procedure; and is even more extraordinary when used against an ordinary Minnesota Mom. Sandra has no prior criminal history, and has attended all scheduled court dates (related to ongoing custody issues, she has NO prior criminal history) – even travelling from out of state to do so. Sandra has also worked at the same job for 28 years, and maintains a stable lifestyle. She posed absolutely no risk of danger to anyone, and was certainly not a flight risk. 

Further, the police knew exactly where to find Sandra – according to the police report, the Lakeville police had previously issued search warrants for the airline she worked for, and had no problem finding out her address, phone number, and employment information. Sandra was being monitored before the warrant was issued. While this was happening, Sandra maintained her normal routine, and did not display any signs that she would evade any legal process.

A summons to appear at a court date would have been sufficient, rather than going to these unnecessary and costly, efforts used by Dakota County.

Somebody’s watching me… (Public Domain: http://www.acclaimimages.com)

Sealed Warrant Goes Public Due to a “Glitch”

Despite the exhaustive efforts of Dakota County to seal the arrest warrant, there was a glitch (or perhaps a leak?) and out of all the warrants entered in the system…somehow only the sealed warrant belonging to Sandra was “accidentally” posted publicly on the Dakota County Sheriff website. Dakota County continued to issue a fugitive warrant on a woman who did not even know a warrant had been issue. Sandra had never been served, nor had her attorney been served (in fact the attorney was only notified of the existence of a warrant after a call from the Star Tribune!)

And if that was not bad enough (gasp!) the Star Tribune, who had been in contact with Lakeville police for months, was alerted and went public, announcing an arrest warrant had been issued for Sandra.

Brandon Stahl of the Star Tribune broke news of the arrest warrant on August 18th: Mother sought in case of two missing Lakeville girls

Brandon Stahl, Star Tribune

Brandon Stahl, Star Tribune

Follwed by Michael Brodkorb, also of the Star Tribune, posting an update on August 21st on his Twitter feed, mentioning the arrest supposedly sealed warrant: https://twitter.com/mbrodkorb/status/634764171125592064

The Star Tribune then informed Sandra’s attorney, Michelle MacDonald, about the sealed warrant…and gleefully spread the news across multiple social media venues. The seal had been broken on the warrant as the news spread nationwide thanks to the special efforts made by Stahl and Brodkorb at the Star Tribune. Keep in mind one of the common reasons that a warrant is sealed is to prevent news of the warrant from reaching the media, who could compromise the case with disclosure.  

Michael Brodkorb~ terminated reporter, Star Tribune

Michael Brodkorb~ terminated reporter, Star Tribune

By “coincidence” a local news outlet reports on the close relationship between Lt. Jason Polinski of the Lakeville Police Department and the Star Tribune,A Star Tribune story in April provided new information that helped police build a case for an arrest warrant for Grazzini-Rucki, who previously was considered a “person of interest,” in the case, Polinski said.Police looking for mother in disappearance of daughters in Minnesota

Even David Rucki himself acknowledged the connection,”..Rucki added he was “very grateful” for the assistance of law enforcement and media attention..” David had alot to be “grateful” for considering Michael Brodkorb of The Star Tribune tipped him off about the sealed warrant. Father of missing Lakeville sisters ‘relieved’ by warrant for ex-wife’s arrest/

At that point there is no reason for the warrant to remain sealed, instead providing Sandra with a notice to appear in court would have been appropriate. Instead, Dakota County relentlessly pursued Sandra. At great cost to tax payers, Dakota County had the warrant removed from the public website and then re-sealed. Sandra was apprehended by U.S. Marshalls, in Florida, and she endured a brutal journey being transported across the country, chained up in the back of a van for over 8 days. Keep in mind that Sandra works as a flight attendant, and she could have easily arranged her own transportation back to Minnesota – as she had done numerous times in the past to answer to proceedings related to her custody dispute. 

Recent Case Presents Compelling Reason for Dismissal

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Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at freedigitalimages.net

 The common law and the Constitution afford the public a qualified right of access to judicial records and proceedings. 

The significance of the sealed warrant being publicly posted, and then making the news outlets, is that information about the sealed warrant was not only improperly released but also improperly served. Even more important, every individual is protected by laws designed to uphold personal liberty. These laws are in place to limit the government’s ability to take our freedom or property without due process. 

In the 2011 case of Jones v. Brown County (Civil No. 11-CV-568, SRN/FLN) the District Court found that, “ Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(5), improper service of process may be grounds for dismissal. Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(5). In this case, none of the defendants have been properly served. “

The Court then dismissed a claim made against Brown County because, “It is clear that process was not properly served in this case. “ And, “With regard to the individual defendants, under Minnesota Law service may be effectuated “by delivering a copy [of the summons and complaint] to the individual personally or by leaving a copy at the individual’s usual place of abode with some person of suitable age and discretion then residing therein.” Minn. R. Civ. P. 4.03(a). The only attempt at service upon the individual defendants in this case was by mailing a copy of the summons and complaint to the county offices in which these defendants work. These mailings did not constitute service by mail, as the mailings did not include two copies of Form 22, or a substantially similar notice and acknowledgment form, as required by Minnesota law. Minn. R. Civ. P. 4.05. Plaintiffs failed to meet the requirements for service upon an individual. Plaintiffs claims should be dismissed for insufficient service of process…

And because Plaintiffs improperly served the original Complaint, this action was never properly commenced. See R. 3.01. “ Source: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCOURTS-mnd-0_11-cv-00568/pdf/USCOURTS-mnd-0_11-cv-00568-1.pdf

Given that the sealed warrant was improperly served, the Prosecutor’s Office should promptly dismiss all charges. Plz stay tuned to Red Herring Alert for news and updates!

An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so. “ ~ Mahatma Gandhi

“Gray State” Full Movie

Reblogged from POLICE STATE USA

‘Gray State’ filmmaker and his family found dead in ‘apparent murder-suicide’

David and Komel Crowley
'Gray State' director David Crowley. (Image: GrayState.com)
‘Gray State’ director David Crowley. (Image: GrayState.com)

APPLE VALLEY, MN — The project leader of the controversial film, “Gray State,” along with his wife and daughter, were found dead in their home in what authorities have labeled an “apparent murder-suicide.”

The bodies of David Crowley, 29, his wife Komel, 28, and their 5-year-old daughter were discovered lying in their home by a neighbor.

David and Komel Crowley
David and Komel Crowley

The Crowley family had not been seen since before Christmas, and neighbors assumed that they were on an extended vacation. Neighbor Collin Prochnow said he grew concerned when packages piled up on the couple’s doorstep and he heard a dog barking inside.

When he looked in the window on the morning of January 18th, 2015, the grim discovery was made. It was reported that the bodies appeared to have been inside for weeks before being discovered. Christmas lights were still illuminated and presents were left unopened under the Christmas tree.

Continue Reading: http://www.policestateusa.com/2015/gray-state-suicide

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FULL MOVIE Gray State The Rise By Assassinated filmmaker David Crowley Rough Draft Grey State

Published on Jan 27, 2015

UPLOADED IN MEMORY OF Gray State filmmaker David Crowley, his wife Komel Crowley, and their 5-year-old daughter, Rani who I believe to be assassinated and found on 1/17/2015.

The GRAY STATE Project

The world reels with the turmoil of war, geological disaster, and economic collapse, while Americans continue to submerge themselves in illusions of safety and immunity. While rights are sold for security, the federal government, swollen with power, begins a systematic takeover of liberty in order to bring about a New World Order.

Americans, quarantined to militarized districts, become a population ripe for tyrannical control.
Fearmongering, terrorism, police state, martial law, war, arrest, internment, hunger, oppression, violence, resistance – these are the terms by which Americans define their existence. Neighbor is turned against neighbor as the value of the dollar plunges to zero, food supplies are depleted, and everyone becomes a terror suspect. There are arrests. Disappearances. Bio attacks. Public executions of those even suspected of dissent. Even rumors of concentration camps on American soil.

This is the backdrop to an unfolding story of resistance. American militias prepare for guerrilla warfare. There are mass defections from the military as true Patriots attempt to rally around the Constitution and defend liberty, preparing a national insurgency against federal forces, knowing full well this will be the last time in history the oppressed will be capable of organized resistance.

It is a time of transition, of shifting alliance, of mass awakening and mass execution. It is an impending storm, an iron-gray morning that puts into effect decades of over-comfort and complacency, and Americans wake up to an occupied homeland. It is a time of lists. Black list, white list, and those still caught in the middle, those who risk physical death for their free will and those who sell their souls to maintain their idle thoughts and easy comforts. It is in this Gray State that the perpetuation of human freedom will be contested, or crushed.

Is it the near future, or is it the present? The Gray State is coming – by consent or conquest. This is battlefield USA.
Encompassing the world of conspiracy theory, economic collapse, global disaster, end-time prophecies, martial law, and growing civil unrest, GRAY STATE is a piercing look into the immediate future in which the withered remains of freedom are traded for an impression of security.

GRAY STATE is the reality that can no longer be ignored. It is coming – by consent or conquest.