Update of Lawlessness and Violence

Increasing Lawlessness, Violence, Homicide: Teen Hoodlums Beat Down Victims in Downtown Minneapolis Streets, Push Robberies Up Over 50 Percent. What do we know about the number Five (5)? $50 ‘score’ for each thug. 50 people attacked. 15 thugs.

Jesus indicated that one (of many) signs of the end times or the end of the age grace would be that love for one another would grow cold. Matthew 24:12, “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” This can also be interpreted that lawlessness will abound. This includes violence, murder, terrorism, shootings, abortion, sexual attacks, knife attacks, car/van attacks, chemical attacks and other similar acts of destructive and evil behavior. Yes, these things have occurred in time past. But consider the frequency, intensity and devastation of these types of attacks and mass school shootings. They are like birth pangs in frequency and intensity. This is just one part of the CONVERGENCE or CONVERGING of signs.

Increasing Lawlessness, Violence, Homicide:  Teen Hoodlums Beat Down Victims in Downtown Minneapolis Streets, Push Robberies Up Over 50 Percent. What do we know about the number Five (5)? $50 ‘score’ for each thug. 50 people attacked. 15 thugs.

By Editor on September 15, 2019. Christian News. September 15, 2019

Police say it’s called “finessing.” Packs of teens begin their late-night hunts in downtown Minneapolis, looking for lone drunks, people distracted by cell phones, prey that won’t fight back.

One person will strike up a conversation with a target. A moment later, the victim will be jumped, punched, and kicked into the pavement by the others.

It is the ultimate moron crime. In exchange for the risk of felony assault and robbery charges, all they’re usually walking away with is a cellphone and a wallet already emptied at a bar. The phones are later sold at automated kiosks like ECO ATM, the cops believe. Once the money is divvied, a major score might come to $50 each.

Yet security video suggests this is less about money than violence for violence’s sake. Footage shows teens taking turns jumping on an unconscious victim, riding a bike over a prone body. The weak are enjoying their power over the helpless, emboldened by safety in numbers.

(Note: The above video will briefly leave camera range, then return.)

While the crime itself may be small and ugly, the price to downtown Minneapolis grows higher. Robberies are up over 50 percent this year in central downtown. In one 20-day stretch last month, almost 50 people were attacked. Much of that figure is attributable to pack hunters.

So Minneapolis police sent three dozen cops to do some hunting of their own. They bagged over 15 suspects. Half were juveniles, one a mere 13. Police believe some were responsible for multiple robberies, and the attacks seem to have at least temporarily subsided.

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