Please join us for our monthly 2nd Precinct Advisory Council meeting at Monroe Village Apartments Community room, at 1900 Central Avenue NE.
Gun Violence and Personal Safety – Speaker John Schulte
Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook School in Massachusetts, there have been many public discussions about gun violence.
Violence with guns occurs in Minneapolis too. In Minneapolis 30 of the 40 homicides in 2010 were done and 90 total violent crimes were done with firearms. At the May 2nd Precinct Advisory Council Meeting we will have a speaker from the Hennepin County Sherriff’s Office speak about gun violence and the efforts to reduce it.
According to a recent March 1st, Star Tribune article 125,000 Minnesota residents have concealed carry permits and the number is rising. Smart Politics conducted a survey in 2009 indicating that 49% of Minnesotans own at least one firearm. Thousands of Eastside residents own a firearm for sports, home or personal safety.
John Schulte and Erik Pakieser
This month, John Schulte, a founding member of the Northeast Citizen’s Patrol will answer questions about concealed carry and the laws around home defense. John is a certified concealed carry trainer. His fellow trainer Erik Pakieser, both of Gunpermittraining.com, will be at our meeting to answer questions. We hope John can update us about the NECP as well.
Court Watch will be the 2nd part of our meeting starting approximately at 7pm. We will review the court progress of the 18 people on our list, who have committed crimes in the 2nd Precinct. We encourage residents to participate in the court process with impact statements and to support our Police and Prosecution teams who support us.
Open to the Public!
The 2nd Precinct Advisory Council meetings are open to the public. Please join us if you are a resident, business owner, or other stakeholder in the 2nd Precinct. We welcome your participation and support.
For questions, contact:
Susan Bradshaw, Crime Prevention Specialist
Minneapolis Police Department, 2nd Precinct
To Protect With Courage
To Serve With Compassion