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NUPD and Rasmussen

July 26, 2013

To the editor: Regarding the recent Mathew Rasmussen driving incident, what else does he have to do before he is held accountable? He was driving with excessive speed in a residential zone, no......

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Aug-03-13 12:14 PM

Cottoneyejoe, thanks for sharing. I wonder if that cop was a Goober or Gomer like the New Ulm one.

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Aug-01-13 3:53 AM

From Google.

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Aug-01-13 3:47 AM


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Jul-31-13 6:22 PM

FYI--League of Minnesota Cities -829 city members-10 township members-55 special district members-total 894 members-$750000.00 divided by 894 is $838.93. $838.93 divided by 13000 residents is .0645 cents.

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Jul-30-13 2:07 PM

Me thinks my comments are having an effect on you Hippie. Have you been to my site. I add to it every day. Don't worry I can't see who's looking, just the number of clicks. Be specific. Just what do you think I'm making up? My site is not a meme. Everything on the site is absolutely related the matter at hand which is "truth and justice for myra and brian". As for threats, I'm just telling you what I'm up to. This has nothing to grief. Yes I am foolish, I've always been that way but I am my own man and my foolishness has served me well.

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Jul-30-13 1:40 PM

Dana you most likely have some type of mental disorder because I'm sure your mom wouldn't want you to be making a fool of yourself. Give it up already and let your mom and brother rest in peace.You have been making stuff up to help your conscience because you are hurting and feel that getting revenge will make your pain go away. I think we should all just ignore your stupid posts and maybe you will go away.

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Jul-30-13 10:50 AM

I write letters every single day to various people with the knowledge and expertise to sort it all out. As I said months ago, there is a new protocol, the internet. I include links to my web site with every letter and people are responding.

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Jul-30-13 10:41 AM

mnsotn,your point(s)are well taken. Nobody thinks it will be easy. My opinion was that 3 would be taken down but that number appears to be up to 5. As I stated back in April I'm not looking for support here, only truth. Just stay tuned, I will provide the goods.

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Jul-30-13 9:02 AM

I just love how every time this Rasmussen issue comes to conversation it becomes a huge********contest.

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Jul-30-13 1:22 AM

Dana, let me say that I am in no way defending officer Rasmussen. My only point is that it may not be as easy as we would like to oust him. He may be a changed man (or not), but I think that the liability is too great to take a chance. All of us must ask if our careers are suited for us at one time or another. Maybe Officer Rasmussen should be asking that question.

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Jul-30-13 12:25 AM

mnsotn, this may interest you; Police Commission The Police Commission has the power and duty to confirm or disapprove all appointments, suspensions and removals of members of the police force except the Chief of Police and special policemen, but shall exercise no other control over the Police Department or its members. The Commission shall act as an advisory body and shall meet quarterly with the Mayor, Chief of Police and City manager at the call of the Chairman or the Police Commission and at any such time as may be determined by the Chairman or the Mayor. Contact: Robert J. Beussman, Mayor 100 North Broadway New Ulm, Minnesota 56073 Phone: 507.359.8233

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Jul-29-13 1:17 PM

Ok I got my prescription filled this morning,Vyvanse 70mg once a day by mouth in the morning. Nuf said? Still the question is why. What is the connection this cop has to the chief? Is it just the usual Catholic nepotism New Ulm is known for (ya, I said it), or are they relatives, or lovers or is blackmail involved. Also did you know the cop can be removed by petition, but of course people would have to sign their real names so of course that’s out of the question. And keep in mind these guys carry guns. Even I am getting sick of myself posting and I will cool it a bit until more information trickles in but I will never just go away, the Prussian blood I carry won’t allow it. Thank you for your tolerance.

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Jul-29-13 12:27 PM

Why have a justice system? The locals have a system all their own. I heard about it, talked to others about it, knows somebody who knows somebody and judged.

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Jul-29-13 9:58 AM

For starters, the grand jury didn't convene with the soul purpose of deciding if Officer Rasmussen should keep his job. They convened in order to determine if a crime had been committed. The alleged crime in this case was by a police officer who was on duty when the incident occured.

The public has a right to know all of the details. They also have every right to feel safe in their community. Why is it this officer seemed to operate under his own set of rules and not follow established procedures ? This incident wasn't isolated either based on other accounts. Just as important, where is the leadership of the department when this was all taking place ? The public has a right to see this guy fired and to have a chief who puts the public welfare over the continued questionable conduct of one of his officers. As it is, Wieland is completely tolerant of Rasmussens actions. I find that totally unacceptable. They choose to let him stay when he could be fired.

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Jul-28-13 11:28 PM

This is all so sad for the family that was lost and I hope for the police officer involved and shame on you people who brings someones medication into this. Has that got anything to do with their grieving for their family members. Have a heart for all involved.

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Jul-28-13 7:32 PM

And I don't think many understand this was not a trial. That is not the purpose of the grand jury. A trial may still be in this man's future. I had thought he would resign out of personal shame but we now know what kind of morals he has. Where he came by these is anybody's guess.

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Jul-28-13 7:24 PM

And just what kind of convoluted system does New Ulm have and why.

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Jul-28-13 7:20 PM

Garbage in/garbage out. Just what was the jury presented. It's a secret but a clue can be found at myra-brian****.

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Jul-28-13 7:04 PM

My last post should read that I don't know how the Grand Jury didn't feel that charges should be brought.

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Jul-28-13 7:02 PM

Dana, I don't think you understand that the chief may not be able to legally fire this officer. In the eyes of the law, Mr. Rasmussen is an innocent man. I know how the Grand Jury didn't feel that charges should be brought, but they didn't.

There are protocalls ,in every business as to how to fire someone. Mr. Rasmussen may be hanging on by a thread, but it is pretty tough to fire him for something that a Grand Jury found no wrong in.

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Jul-28-13 4:49 PM

I’ll take the bait. Mr. Wieland has been totally silent about his part in this. I have not. The police are indeed held to a higher standard even in New Ulm. As for my ADHD meds, yes I would like to be back on my Vyvanse ,however; In this “fight” I will not let the best part of me be hindered by societies “norm” . Mr. Wieland IS the chief of the New Ulm police department how he arrived there is not of my concern. He IS responsible for the actions of his officers and the people of New Ulm are responsible for the actions of chief. If the chief refuses to properly address the issue than who will. The chief has to speak in his own words or at the very least explain whose words he is using. As for the crash in Courtland it is no way comparable in my thinking.

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Jul-28-13 12:23 AM

LJG, you state some hood points. I agree that Mr. Wieland shouldn't be taking the heat here. I also agree that Mr. Rasmussen had no intent of what happened that day. I don't think anybody is calling for murder charges, but reckless homicide may have been in order. We all know that this was beyond an accident, it involved reckless behavior. Does that mean he can't be a better person now? Of course it doesn't.

There's probably a good chance that he will continue his employment with the NUPD. Let's just hope that things go better going forward.

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Jul-28-13 12:15 AM

Dana - Get back on you meds!!!

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Jul-27-13 12:12 PM

We are going to have to agree to disagree one this. I feel awful for Myron Wieland because I know that he only wants to do the best job he can and serve the town where he grew up. I do not know Officer Rasmussen, but I highly doubt he woke up that morning intending to kill two people. He has to wake up every day with his mistake. He also was trying to serve your town that day but failed. None of us saw what the grand jury did, so I won't question their judgment. If the city had fired the officer, he probably would have sued and won. Unions are very strong, right or wrong. I am guessing Myron's hands were tied. The fact is, we do not know all the facts. Peace and take care.

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Jul-27-13 11:52 AM

I do expect truck drivers, as well as police, to obey traffic laws. I do not disagree with you. But people keep saying joe citizen would be in prison, and that is not true.

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