I’ve never met Luke Hellier, and can’t say that I know the guy, but it seems pretty clear to me that he’s either lying or stupid when he tweets stuff like this about me:
Why would I suggest that Luke Hellier is either lying or stupid? Because he’s basing his statement about me on this exchange on his destructive blog where I clearly note that rape is the one type of crime that, sadly, has increased year over year in the City of Minneapolis:
Luke Hellier choose to ignore decreases in homicides, larcenies, burglaries, aggravated assaults, auto thefts, and arson in order to grasp at straws to support his inaccurate narrative. I believe my comment on his blog was clear about this.
As Aaron noted in the comments of my previous post about Luke Hellier’s blatant disregard for facts that don’t support the story he’s trying to shovel, Hellier’s blogging does not generate the type of content a mainstream media site can rely on for news stories.
Luke, please man up and apologize for twittering such a misleading statement. While you’re at it, enlighten me as to whether this was an honest mistake or something more sinister. An appropriate response would be an apology tweet that goes out to all of your followers, or a blog post on Minnesota Democrats Exposed. I don’t question your passion. It’s just not cool to call someone a liar when they haven’t lied. Cleaning up the mess you’ve created may help you gain back some credibility with me.
UPDATE: Luke Hellier responded on Twitter. His response? Denial.
How can anyone trust someone who’ll deny such clearly documented facts? I understand that he may not want to accept that he’s either lying or stupid, but he’s making the case for one of those two conclusions.
He then goes on to pile onto a lie he started regarding aggravated assault statistics.