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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Minn. man, Jenkins, wants possibly threatening tattoo gone

  • Defense lawyer Cindy McCollum told the judge they're exploring ways to remove the homemade tattoo, which shows a person holding a pistol to the mouth of a pig wearing a Minneapolis police uniform.
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  • A suspected gang member wants to remove his tattoo that prosecutors allege was a threat aimed at a Minneapolis police officer.
    But the attorney for Antonio Frasion Jenkins Jr. says the state grant that paid for removal of gang-related body art ran out.
    Jenkins appeared in Hennepin County court Tuesday. The St. Paul Pioneer Press (http://bit.ly/Y8b1ks) reports defense lawyer Cindy McCollum told the judge they're exploring ways to remove the homemade tattoo, which shows a person holding a pistol to the mouth of a pig wearing a Minneapolis police uniform.
    The pig carries the badge number of an officer Jenkins told police he was angry with.
    The 20-year-old St. Louis Park man was charged last November with making terroristic threats after a photo of the tattoo was posted on Facebook.

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