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Minneapolis businesses fight
ban on exterior shutters owners
wanting to protect their windows
after riots face obstacle

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Posted By: Ribicon, 8/24/2020 9:08:24 PM

After looters crashed through his floor-to-ceiling windows and stole $1 million worth of booze in May, Chicago-Lake Liquors owner John Wolf wanted to protect himself from a repeat occurrence. Like property owners throughout the world, he wanted to install security shutters on the outside of his building. The investment would not only prevent rioters from entering his store, it would protect his windows—which cost $50,000 to replace. But Wolf ran into a big obstacle: The city of Minneapolis has barred security shutters on building exteriors since 2004. Unlike St. Paul, which allows external shutters as long as owners request a permit,


Headline proffered as is, missing some punctuation. Democrats always have the interests of The Little Guy at heart; they let Peaceful Protestors riot while leaving businesses that fund the city hanging in the breeze. Here, Moga Mbip Ska leaders say roll-down window barriers send the wrong message, preferring instead graffiti-festooned plywood on a business whose owner won an award for the work he did preserving the historic building years ago.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: volksford 8/24/2020 9:18:09 PM (No. 519869)
Too damn funny..." the security shutters create an impression that the area is unsafe "....half the damn area is a battle zone !
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Reply 2 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 8/24/2020 9:46:37 PM (No. 519875)
The epitome of form over substance, which is the entire Democrat/Marxist approach to life. It would be like not letting football players wear a helmet because it gives the impression they might get head injuries...
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Reply 3 - Posted by: droopydog 8/24/2020 10:18:35 PM (No. 519889)
Sorry, but Minneapolis is now officially a crime-ridden ghetto. Local officials need to stare into the mirror for a while.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 8/24/2020 10:26:37 PM (No. 519893)
We have gone from "ugly Americans" to an ugly America.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: cold porridge 8/24/2020 10:30:13 PM (No. 519895)
"But everything is subject to change. So I would be open to looking at it given the new realities we are in." What new realities? I thought they were only peaceful protesters!?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: preciosodrogas 8/24/2020 10:44:58 PM (No. 519902)
And who did these guys vote for over the last 16 years? Here they are still trying to work with the city. Jenkins seems to think this is all fun and games - only one business tried to get a variance and he was turned down. You can almost see her nasty little bureaucratic smile - the smile that says dream if you think you will ever get one and fool, we own you so pucker up. There is still time to turn this around but it won't hold forever.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Lawsy0 8/24/2020 11:16:09 PM (No. 519932)
Do I understand it correctly? Does Minneapolis stand AGAINST protecting your business from window breakage? That means that Minneapolis encourages rise, rape and rebellion and other rambunction.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: padiva 8/24/2020 11:27:36 PM (No. 519940)
It's time to relocate the business to a business-friendly town.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Omen55 8/24/2020 11:27:57 PM (No. 519941)
Just another reason for business to leave that pathetic city.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Trigger2 8/25/2020 12:35:09 AM (No. 519957)
By preventing businesses from installing shutters, it makes it easier for the looters and pyromaniacs. A demonrat wet dream that came to pass.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: belwhatter 8/25/2020 2:36:58 AM (No. 519988)
I suppose it is too much to ask city officials to show a measure of common sense,
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Reply 12 - Posted by: skacmar 8/25/2020 10:58:33 AM (No. 520322)
I guess Minneapolis city leaders feel that looted, burnt out buildings from rioters are much more attractive than the perception caused by window shutters to protect from rioters, looting and fires. Wouldn't want anyone to think that all of those burnt out, looted business could have still been open if some common sense preventive measures were allowed to be in place.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: DVC 8/25/2020 12:44:14 PM (No. 520464)
All the businesses in Europe have had what the Italians called "pursianas" (sp?) since the 60s when I first lived overseas. What the heck is the big deal? After this proof that the feral beasts rule the cities, and the police are prevented from stopping them before, and the prosecutors won't punish them afterwards.....they need protection.
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