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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 07:46 AM

6. A Florida man, to boot. Here's the story from a local source (Star Tribune)

I’m still proud of him, whether he burned down the police station or not. He didn’t hurt nobody, did he?”

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First hearing for arson suspect in Minneapolis Third Precinct case
Another hearing was scheduled for Thursday to determine if Branden M. Wolfe, 23, will be eligible for release.
Star Tribune
By David Chanen
June 9, 2020

Link: https://www.startribune.com/suspect-in-mpls-precinct-fire-makes-first-court-appearance/571137792/

(snip)
Branden M. Wolfe, 23, admitted to authorities that he was involved in the fire that heavily damaged the Third Precinct building following the May 25 death of George Floyd while in police custody, according to a criminal complaint. It says Wolfe also acknowledged he stole equipment from the building, some of which was recovered from his person and his apartment. Thus far, he is charged only with aiding and abetting arson.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer found that Wolfe qualifies for a free federal defender. Prosecutors asked that he be held in jail pending further hearings. A hearing was scheduled for Thursday to determine if Wolfe will be eligible for release.


But here's the big one on this asshole.....

Man charged with arson of Minneapolis Third Precinct station
A St. Paul security guard boasted on social media about the fire, gear theft.
Star Tribune
By David Chanen
June 9, 2020

Link: https://www.startribune.com/man-charged-with-arson-of-mpls-third-precinct-station/571115042/

(snips)
Wolfe admitted to being inside the Third Precinct the night of the arson, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court in St. Paul. He took property from the building and pushed a wooden barrel into the fire, the complaint says. Wolfe also identified himself in several photographs depicting him in front of the Third Precinct building holding a police baton, with smoke and flames visible in the background, the complaint says.
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Law enforcement later recovered from Wolfe’s apartment additional items belonging to the Minneapolis Police Department, including a riot helmet, a 9mm pistol magazine, a police radio and a police-issued overdose kit.
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Wolfe’s father, Robert Wolfe of Macon, Ga., said he knew nothing of his son’s legal troubles or his political leanings. He said his son was raised by his mother and home-schooled in a suburb of Pensacola, Fla. “He has grandiose ideas, a lot of them … and zero common sense,” Robert Wolfe said.

As for the alleged arson, he said, “I’m still proud of him, whether he burned down the police station or not. He didn’t hurt nobody, did he?” Branden Wolfe has split time recently between Florida and the Twin Cities, where he has lived for about a year and where he and woman have a toddler daughter, his father said.

No wonder this guy is a wreck, with a father like that.

Now, there's a wife or girl friend and little girl to suffer along with his riot victims.

Florida boy, Florida daddy. We know Scott and DeSantis are so proud......

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