Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Kabaar Powell Accused Fleeing Police Crashing Into Playground Set Nearly Kills 3 Children

Kabaar Powell Accused Fleeing Police Crashing Into Minneapolis Playground Set Nearly Kills 3 Children --- ===

June 11, 2018 Kabaar Powell Accused Fleeing Police Crashing Into Minneapolis Playground Set Nearly Kills 3 Children   In Minneapolis, state troopers tried to stop the 27-year-old Kabaar Powell, of Richfield, for speeding on Interstate 94. He sped away and drove into a park tearing through tennis courts and "accidentally" smashed into the playground near the Jenny Lind Elementary School. He nearly killed young children Kayden, Konnor and Lillianna Peltier who were on a swing set with their father as he crashed and entangled his Ford Expedition into a swing set, Two of the children are in critical condition.  The driver was jailed but not yet charged. His licence has been revoked for 4 years since August 2014, and was convicted in 2015 for driving without a valid license, and has convictions back to 2010 for not having a license for the type of vehicle he was operating, speeding and having no insurance [2]  Powell fled onto residential streets and ran through at least 22 stop signs. He did not use his brakes or slow down before the hit the children, and  was charged with felony fleeing police resulting in great bodily harm, and gross-misdemeanor counts of criminal vehicular operation and carrying a pistol without a permit. Police video shows the father had just four seconds to gather his children and run. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman. stopped short of accusing him of attempted murder when he called it careless: "It's just tragic that his careless and criminal driving resulted in serious injuries to these two children," said, asking if the police were at fault for the dangerous chase [3]  The same vehicle Powell was driving on Monday was also involved in a chase with state patrol on the previous Friday but got away. 


Nothing indicates that suspect could have had any intention of causing harm, just careless and criminal driving and partly blamed on police engaging in a dangerous chase .
But there are similar cases of people who people who deliberately or carelessly try to hurt children in playgrounds or parks

Vandals or terrorists have been using Razor Blades to Sabotage Playgrounds in Texas, Illinois and Pennsylvania so it has been proven people DO deliberately target children in playgrounds .

There are other unexplained crashes: January 20, 2018 criminal William Osborne lost control of his pickup truck for unknown reasons (could be deliberate?) and struck three children playing on the playground. Two more children suffered minor injuries when flying debris hit them. 5 injured were treated at a hospital The man was charged with DUI, wanton endangerment charged with criminal mischief, assault, persistent felony offender after truck injured children on playground. The man was booked into the Louisville Department of Corrections just after 2 p.m. on February 16 after he fled Kentucky to Indiana, then to Ft. Myers, Florida. The crash also destroyed newly installed playground equipment at William Harrison Park.

1 toddler killed, elderly driver not arrested or charged April 14, 2014 Buckley Pickup Accidentally Drives on Trail Kills Red Wagon Toddler In Buckley, Washington State (near Tacoma) 2 year old toddler Lincoln Pearson died after his red wagon pulled by his father was hit by a Ford Ranger pickup driven by John Barnard, 78, of Enumclaw who for some unexplained reason, apparently lost control, left the road and drove 500 ft onto a paved walking trail next to the road until it hit the wagon and was stopped when it crashed into a telephone pole. The driver got out of the truck, looked at the boy, offered no help and returned. offered no report or explanation for the accident, and police ruled it was not related to alcohol or drugs. There was not enough evidence to arrest or charge the man with a deliberate attack. The parents forgave the driver.

In a completely unrelated incident 3 years later a Manhattan terrorist truck attack kills 8 in 'act of terror' - CNN October 31, 2017 The driver of a rental truck drove down a busy bicycle path in New York near the World Trade Center, killing eight people in the name of a holy war.

Toronto van attack was a vehicle-ramming attack that occurred on April 23, 2018 by a man who was not an Armenian terrorist with a beef against the Genocide but unclear motives upset about his incel relationships with women.


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  1. [1] 3 siblings hurt, 1 critically, in Minnesota unlicensed driver police chase playground crash - Star Tribune  www.startribune.com/3-siblings-injured-1-critically...playground-crash/485234181/    An unlicensed driver being chased by state troopers drove through a park and plowed into a Minneapolis playground, injuring three young siblings, one of them critically, .State troopers tried to stop the 27-year-old Kabaar Powell, of Richfield, for speeding on Interstate 94 on Monday, but he tried to flee, authorities said. He eventually got off the highway, tore through tennis courts and smashed into the playground near the Jenny Lind Elementary School on the city's north side, hitting young Kayden, Konnor and Lillianna Peltier and coming to a halt entangled in a swing set, they said...
  2. [2]Driver who hit kids on Mpls. playground hasn't had valid license for years Star Tribune  Kabaar W. Powell remained jailed Tuesday in anticipation of criminal charges for driving into the children while they were with their father and ...has not had a valid driver’s license for nearly four years. ... jailed Tuesday in anticipation of criminal charges for driving into the children while they were with their father and other siblings near Jenny Lind Elementary School.Powell, 27, of Richfield, had his license revoked, and it has not been valid since August 2014, said state Department of Public Safety spokesman Doug Neville. Powell’s criminal history includes a 2015 conviction for driving after losing his license. He has other traffic convictions dating to 2010 for twice not having the proper license for the type of vehicle he was operating, for speeding and for driving without insurance.
  3. [3]Mike Freeman questions chase that ended with SUV ... - Star Tribune  Amy Forliti Kabaar W. Powell, 27, of Richfield, was charged with felony fleeing police resulting in great bodily harm, and gross-misdemeanor counts of ...raising questions about whether troopers should have been following him at that speed.  It's not clear how fast Powell was going when he hit the kids, but police dashcam video shows the father had just four seconds to gather his children — including one in a stroller — and try to run.  "It's just tragic that his careless and criminal driving resulted in serious injuries to these two children," said Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman.

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3 siblings hurt, 1 critically, in Minnesota unlicensed driver police chase playground crash - Star Tribune  www.startribune.com/3-siblings-injured-1-critically...playground-crash/485234181/    An unlicensed driver being chased by state troopers drove through a park and plowed into a Minneapolis playground, injuring three young siblings, one of them critically, .State troopers tried to stop the 27-year-old Kabaar Powell, of Richfield, for speeding on Interstate 94 on Monday, but he tried to flee, authorities said. He eventually got off the highway, tore through tennis courts and smashed into the playground near the Jenny Lind Elementary School on the city's north side, hitting young Kayden, Konnor and Lillianna Peltier and coming to a halt entangled in a swing set, they said...
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Mike Freeman questions chase that ended with SUV ... - Star Tribune
www.startribune.com/unlicensed-driver-charged-with-running...3.../485385471/
Kabaar W. Powell, 27, of Richfield, was charged with felony fleeing police resulting in great bodily harm, and gross-misdemeanor counts of ...raising questions about whether troopers should have been following him at that speed.  It's not clear how fast Powell was going when he hit the kids, but police dashcam video shows the father had just four seconds to gather his children — including one in a stroller — and try to run.  "It's just tragic that his careless and criminal driving resulted in serious injuries to these two children," said Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman.

Charges: Driver didn't slow before he hit kids at ... - Star Tribune
www.startribune.com/charges-driver-didn-t-slow-before-he-hit...at.../485396351/
 Prosecutors said Kabaar Powell, 27, was driving at speeds of more than 80 mph through residential areas during Monday's chase, raising ...

Richfield Man Charged With Running Over 2 Kids During Pursuit ...
minnesota.cbslocal.com/2018/06/13/kabaar-powell-charges-park-crash/
 On Wednesday, Hennepin County prosecutors charged 27-year-old Kabaar Powell with felony and gross misdemeanors for fleeing officers and ...