Mn. County To Add Metal Detectors After Shooting

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The majority of commissioners in Hennepin County, Mn. have given preliminary approval to adding weapons screening to the government center after hearing testimony by the mother of a woman shot to death outside a courtroom last September, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Geri Joseph, the mother of the late Shelley Joseph-Kordell, told commissioners that she'll always believe her daughter would have lived if the center had operated metal detectors. "The lack of a few security measures in this building made it easy for Susan (Berkovitz) to kill my daughter," said Joseph, a former U.S. ambassador . . .

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