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Old 04-13-2019, 05:07 PM
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24 year old, Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, “allegedly” threw 5 year old boy over railing - boy still alive in hospital. The boy and the “suspect” do not know each other - it was a random act. The “suspect” has committed numerous violent acts in the area and specifically at Mall of America over the years. He had been banned from the mall, but the ban expired. Maybe they’ll institutionalize him now?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/nation/2019/04/13/child-thrown-third-floor-balcony-by-stranger-mall-america-police-say/

The Mall of America had been open only 17 minutes Friday morning when the screaming started.

On the first floor, lying face up between an escalator and the Michael Kors store, was a 5-year-old boy. He had been thrown from three stories above — by a stranger, police say. There was blood; the boy was not moving.

The child’s mother asked everyone to pray, witnesses said, and security guards, patrons and police began performing CPR. The boy was rushed to a hospital with “significant injuries" from the 40-foot fall, authorities said, and was still being treated 24 hours later.

“That’s a pretty high fall,” Bloomington Police Chief Jeffrey Potts said at a news conference Saturday, describing the scene and his reaction to it. “Immediately, my thoughts were: How can something like this happen?”

Potts called the situation “horrific” and said the department was keeping the boy and his family in their “thoughts and prayers.” Because the family has asked for privacy, authorities are not yet releasing the name of the boy. Potts did not offer details about his condition.

“The child is still alive and receiving care,” he said.

Records show that Aranda has a history of assault and bad behavior at the Mall of America, a sprawling complex in the Twin Cities suburb of Bloomington, Minn., that hosts hundreds of retail stores, restaurants, an amusement park and aquarium and draws 40 million visitors a year.

Aranda has been banished from the mall in past years, though authorities said the trespassing holds had expired by Friday’s incident.

In July 2015, he was arrested at the Mall of America on three misdemeanor charges — property damage, disorderly conduct and interfering with a peace officer — after police say Aranda threw items from the upper level of the mall to the lower level. He had also swept his hand across a display table at the beauty store Bare Minerals, breaking lip gloss containers and shot glasses, police said.

Aranda was banned from the mall for one year.

A month later, in August 2015, Aranda told authorities he has “anger issues” when he was arrested on a felony property damage charge at the public library. Aranda had smashed five computers and keyboards “beyond repair" after he read something on Facebook that infuriated him, the man told authorities.

Then in October 2015, Aranda returned to the Mall of America again — in violation of his no-trespass order — and harassed and assaulted a woman inside a restaurant there, records show.

Aranda asked the woman to buy him something while they sat outside the restaurant, waiting for it to open. The woman laughed off the request, records show, and sat down inside. Aranda followed her inside, sat at the table beside her and continued his campaign. When management intervened, Aranda grew enraged. He tossed a glass of water in the woman’s face, then threw a glass of tea at her leg, shattering the cup.

He was arrested on six misdemeanor charges.

At the news conference Saturday, Potts said his police department had an additional encounter with Aranda, in which he refused to pay his bill at a restaurant.

Potts said some of Aranda’s past cases were handled through a mental health court, but would not comment further on the man’s mental health status at the time of Friday’s incident...

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Revolving door justice - it just works so well...
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Throw this thing off a 7 story building. Pay per view, proceeds go to the child.
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The boy, identified only as "Landen," is in stable condition. http://www.startribune.com/boy-throw...zed/508537922/
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this is why you carry at the mall, **** the sign. everywhere public but a courtroom, school or airport/travel facility.
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Maybe they’ll institutionalize him now?
Can't do that as it violates his constitutional rights. Just ask the ACLU
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Originally Posted by Sifu-TZ View Post
this is why you carry at the mall, **** the sign. everywhere public but a courtroom, school or airport/travel facility.
I agree but in this particular situation, if I was this kidís parent I wouldnt need a gun.
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Well at least he didnt kill the kid he will be back at the mall in 3 months
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What is your mental health system going to do about crazies in the US?
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Lemme Guess
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He only did this because his great, great . . . grandmammy was a slave. Wonder if the little kid was White?
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Originally Posted by Sifu-TZ View Post
this is why you carry at the mall, f the sign. everywhere public but a courtroom, school or airport/travel facility.
While I am all for constitutional carry, why are people not chasing down, tackling this scumbag, and putting a hurting on him until police arrive?
Granted not everyone is physically capable of capturing a person one on one, but in a mall with a bunch of people, it amazes me how no one wants to get involved.
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Originally Posted by juanvaldez View Post
Wonder if the little kid was White?
Everybody on the kid's gofundme page is white (the wife of the man who set it up is the mom's best friend) and his name is Landen.

Take a wild guess.

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Potts said some of Aranda’s past cases were handled through a mental health court, but would not comment further on the man’s mental health status at the time of Friday’s incident”

A lot of good the mental health court did. (I never heard of one before today.)
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Scumbag like this needs to be thrown over the same railing repeatedly.

It’s heartwarming to see that they have almost reached their goal of 250K in about 8 hours.
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There should not be a mental health court.
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But of course there is nothing violent inherent in his culture.
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