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East African community reeling from weekend violence, demands solutions (MN)
StarTribune.com ^ | 3/4/19 | Libor Jany

Posted on 03/05/2019 10:25:10 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo

After the latest spasm of gang violence, Minneapolis' Somali residents and business owners on Monday stepped up their calls for help from City Hall and police headquarters to help curb the senseless shootings that they say too often go overlooked.

On Friday alone, five men of Somali descent were shot in separate attacks, one fatally.

Police and community members pinned the blame for the bloodshed on an ongoing feud between Cedar-Riverside neighborhood gangs like 1627 and Madhiban With Attitude (MWA) and their rivals, the Somali Outlaws, whose territory includes the area around Karmel Mall. Friday's shootings were a repeat of a familiar pattern: a shooting on one gang's turf is usually followed hours, if not minutes later by an "eye-for-an-eye" response so as not to appear weak, community members say. Two shootings last month are also blamed on the conflict.

As with other recent shootings, police immediately stepped up patrols in both neighborhoods to prevent further retaliation. But some in the community wondered whether they could be doing more.

(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Society
KEYWORDS: gangs; minneapolis; muslims; somali
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Somali gang violence in basically a no-go zone and they demand that WE fix it?

Send your sharia cops in there and clean up your own mess.

1 posted on 03/05/2019 10:25:10 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

diversity is our strength. obama kids just being obama kids.


2 posted on 03/05/2019 10:27:43 AM PST by max americana (Fired libtards at our company for the past 12 yrs at every election. I hope all liberals die.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Obama promised to “fundamentally change” America.

Being the angel of death and destruction he is, both domestically and internationally, here is a small sampling of his work.


3 posted on 03/05/2019 10:28:05 AM PST by PGR88
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Free khat spiced up with fentanyl will take care of the problem.


4 posted on 03/05/2019 10:28:36 AM PST by VietVet876
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I think that area is a no-go zone. Somali cops just go and shoot a defenseless white woman who called for help.


5 posted on 03/05/2019 10:29:05 AM PST by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
We didn't already have enough Black, violent ghettos?

We have to import them her from foreign lands.

The liberals have screwed this once great country.

It'll take more than Trump to make it great again.

6 posted on 03/05/2019 10:29:17 AM PST by blam
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To: PGR88
Obama promised to “fundamentally change” America.

While Obama deserves some of the blame, this crap didn't start with him.

7 posted on 03/05/2019 10:29:34 AM PST by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

And why are cops avoiding confronting armed black men in Minneapolis?

“That looks just like the guy in our APB.”

“Just keep driving; I need my pension.”


8 posted on 03/05/2019 10:30:55 AM PST by dangus
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

It’s those ruffians from The Sons of Norway gang again!


9 posted on 03/05/2019 10:31:19 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blam

Formerly Ellison’s district, now Omar’s.

Don’t hold your breath on the 5th changing anytime soon.


10 posted on 03/05/2019 10:32:13 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (MAGA!!!)
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To: dfwgator

Yeah, but LBJ is dead and Obama is still around.


11 posted on 03/05/2019 10:32:34 AM PST by MrEdd (Caveat Emptor)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Air-drop more guns and ammo, so they kill more of each other.


12 posted on 03/05/2019 10:33:11 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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13 posted on 03/05/2019 10:33:14 AM PST by Red Badger (We are headed for a Civil War. It won't be nice like the last one....................)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

How about renting out a local stadium, inviting both ‘Teams’ in there, and have at it.

If they do it right, there will be one survivor who will probably end up in jail eventually. Or, be shot by a store owner that refuses to be a victim.


14 posted on 03/05/2019 10:33:34 AM PST by Made In The USA (Next thing you know, 'ol Jed's a millionaire)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Simple. Get out...Go back to your shale.


15 posted on 03/05/2019 10:33:45 AM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is Sam Adams now that we desperately need him)
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To: MrEdd
Yeah, but LBJ is dead and Obama is still around.

So is W.

16 posted on 03/05/2019 10:33:53 AM PST by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: dfwgator

The Obama administration resettled 8,858 Somali refugees in the United States in 2016, and nearly 43,000 during Obama’s eight years


17 posted on 03/05/2019 10:34:00 AM PST by PGR88
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Deport all the turd world migrants starting with the criminals.
They bring their lack of respect for civility here and want to project Sharia on American soil???
We have imported dirt ,buddy, turd world dirt, they have brought and imposed somalia on America. Time to offload a bunch of it.


18 posted on 03/05/2019 10:34:22 AM PST by himno hero (had'nff)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

“Some residents shied away from talking about the gang violence because they worry that ... the Somali community will ultimately be blamed for the bad actions of a few.”

This isn’t even stupid. This is stupidity about stupidity. This is meta-stupid.


19 posted on 03/05/2019 10:34:30 AM PST by dangus
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Last weekend, I saw the same thing on TV - a Somali “spokesman” demanding more social programs and more police patrols.

But the bottom line is whenever the police do investigate a crime involving Somalis, they clam up completely or use the usual “I’z didn’t sees nuffin” line. There is an almost absolute wall of silence when trying to deal with the Somali community.

Truth be told, this matter is one best handled by the Somalis themselves. Sooner or later, the elders will get sick of it and they’ll decide to deal with it as they say “in-house”.

One thing for sure, crime involving Somalis 9especially youth) is one of the great under-reported stories in the Twin Cities media.


20 posted on 03/05/2019 10:35:48 AM PST by MplsSteve
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