Martel Allen Brown, who reportedly lives at 6437 Pleasant Ave. S. in Richfield but, on a recent Hennepin County jail roster, was listed at 2925 Lyndale Ave. N., is charged with being a prohibited person in charge of a firearm.
According to a criminal complaint, click here, Minneapolis police responded to a shooting on January 15. The victim reported two black males ran from the scene after the attempted robbery. Police ordered one of the males to stop but the male ran in (as my drill sergeant would have phrased it) IN A HIGHLY MOTIVATED MANNER...
Brown was seen pulling out a long-barreled silver handgun, which he threw over a wooden privacy fence. Police caught Brown and he tried to claim it was a KNIFE he had thrown, but officers found a handgun EXACTLY WHERE THEY'D SEEN HIM THROW IT. When the pistol was recovered, it had two discharged cartridges and four live rounds.
It was only September 10 of 2010 that Brown was convicted in a drive-by shooting.
(So, the blogger wonders, why is he running around loose committing a robbery? Allegedly?)
Since Brown is prohibited FOREVER from possessing a handgun, he is now charged with possessing a handgun.
Is there a vicious circle at work, here, or is it just very hard to control criminals by passing laws?