Aug 08/25/2021

Gun Violence & Straw Purchasing

2021-08-27T14:33:41+00:00August 25, 2021|Criminal Defense, Federal Crimes, Federal Crimes Defense, Gun Rights, Minnesota Law News, Violent Crimes|

Minneapolis is seeing a rapid increase in violent crimes involving firearms.  For example, 553 people were injured or killed by gunfire in Minneapolis in 2020, the most in 15 years.  Where are these guns coming from?  One method is through a scheme called "straw purchasing."  Straw purchasing is when a customer purchases a gun on [...]

Apr 04/16/2019

Man who threw boy off of 3rd floor of MOA charged with attempted 1st Degree Murder

2019-04-16T18:29:07+00:00April 16, 2019|Violent Crimes|

Background Emmanuel Aranda, 24, is now charged with first-degree attempted murder after he threw a five-year-old boy off of the third floor of Mall of America. He is expected to make his first court appearance Tuesday afternoon where the Hennepin County Attorney's Office will be seeking  $2 million bail, according to MPR News.  See the [...]