posted on Sep, 28 2012 @ 01:20 AM
So the shooter had been fired.
I worked nearby there in Minneapolis and so many people got fired where I worked that even the managers were getting in fights out of fear their jobs
were next to get cut.
People think unemployment is 9% of whatever (less in Minneapolis) but it all depends on your income level. If a person makes less than $12,000 a year
then unemployment is 50% but that never gets covered in the news.
North Mpls. is considered the "ghetto" in the sense of being African-American primarily and lots of gangs and it got hit the worst in the mortgage
collapse and then richer people moved in to start buying the houses -- cheap.
So things are bad - in the 1960s the Black Panthers actually took control of North Minneapolis. Also recently the cops got busted by being bribed by
the gangs, etc.
It's Prince's old neighborhood also.
So people struggle and yet the economy is just class warfare against the poor. It's tragic that workers take it so personally against their
coworkers and loose all hope in life -- desperate to make a statement.
Jobs are real scarce in North Minneapolis.