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http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2009/06/gay_man_harasse.php

A group of Somali teens was videotaped harassing, taunting and stoning gay attendees of last weekend's Gay Pride festival. They were apparently not arrested.

Minneapolis streets, Mogadishu rules.

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Woooooooooooooooow. The bleeding hearts were probably exploding trying to figure out which minority to bleed for. My vote would be for the gays. This is based on a few factors.

1. I don't hate gays.
2. I do hate Somalians. Like a LOT and with a passion that burns like 1,000 stars.
3. Without racism entering in to it (yeah, I'm most certainly racist when it comes to Somalians. Worthless creatures the lot of them.), they were committing felony assault and needed to be arrested. Hand 'em over to the FBI and let their asses be deported, never to be seen again.

I also enjoyed the part in the video where the cop just walks past the group and doesn't do a damn thing. I seriously hope they hunt these kids down and deport them and their families. We don't want their smelly asses here anyways.

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You been drinking Hate-orade, Praecor? What's with the rage? Shocked

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praecorloth wrote:

I also enjoyed the part in the video where the cop just walks past the group and doesn't do a damn thing. I seriously hope they hunt these kids down and deport them and their families. We don't want their smelly asses here anyways.


I did a double take on that one too, and was poised to call someone on the MPD and raise some hell. But on closer examination, those aren't city cops. They're private security guards, probably at MCAD near Loring Park. If they were cops, I'd certainly insist that they be disciplined or fired for walking past that mob who were trailing and throwing stones at the lone guy and could have led to who knows what. I did pass the video along to a contact on the MPD and asked that they inquire about the matter with MCAD administrators.

Oh, and BTW? You can't deport a Somali. Thanks to Slick Willie, we have a rule that forbids deporting people who don't have a government to receive them in their country of origin.

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dorajar wrote:
You been drinking Hate-orade, Praecor? What's with the rage? Shocked


Sorry, I really do have some hate going on for Somalis. I've lived in too close a proximity to too many of them to have any sort of good thoughts about them. They're awful people. Truly awful.

thrice wrote:
Oh, and BTW? You can't deport a Somali. Thanks to Slick Willie, we have a rule that forbids deporting people who don't have a government to receive them in their country of origin.


Awwwww... Can't they just all become pirates so we can blow them out of the water or something?

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Awwwww... Can't they just all become pirates so we can blow them out of the water or something?
-Prae

Nope- can't even do that. Some goofy Law Of The Sea deal. When the Navy Seals air conditioned those pirates, that was one of those rare occasions when it was an American ship captain being held hostage, so they could act. Otherwise all they can do is escort them back into port and leave them with the rest of the outlaws. Apparently that's why they're not taking my suggestion to track these guys with satellite images and vaporize them when they start approaching a merchant ship with ill intent.

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Post Adam Schreifels Harassment Video Goes Viral 


http://www.startribune.com/local/49563567.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aULPQL7PQLanchO7DiUsr

The YouTube video of Adam Schreifels being harassed and assaulted by a group of teens has become a hot item on the Internet. MPD officials released a news bulletin clarifying that it was not their officers who ignored Schreifels' harassment but private security guards.

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praecorloth wrote:
dorajar wrote:
You been drinking Hate-orade, Praecor? What's with the rage? Shocked


Sorry, I really do have some hate going on for Somalis. I've lived in too close a proximity to too many of them to have any sort of good thoughts about them. They're awful people. Truly awful.



This is extremely disturbing and hurtful to me. They are most certainly not awful people. You might have had a negative experience with certain Somali individuals, just as I have had plenty of negative experiences with white men, but to label an entire group of people as "awful people" is beyond offensive. I would appreciate you keeping your racist and bigoted comments to yourself, especially on an online forum where you don't know what the people reading your racist comments look like.

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BrewskiBri wrote:
This is extremely disturbing and hurtful to me. They are most certainly not awful people. You might have had a negative experience with certain Somali individuals, just as I have had plenty of negative experiences with white men, but to label an entire group of people as "awful people" is beyond offensive. I would appreciate you keeping your racist and bigoted comments to yourself, especially on an online forum where you don't know what the people reading your racist comments look like.


In my case, "certain Somali individuals" include the Somali cab driver community, and the Somali community living in Burnsville.

In calm retrospect, I understand that my comments are overly generalized. Even in the heat of the moment I know that my comments regarding Somalians are racist. But I've gone WELL beyond just having a couple bad experiences with a handful of Somalis. I will acknowledge that not every Somali is inherently a bad person just for being Somali. But with the sheer number of experiences I've had and how crappy each and every one of those experiences have been, I've become a little jaded.

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These are issues that have to be approached with some caution.

One of the greatest harms done to our society by "progressives" is the imposition of the "self esteem above all" philosophy, in which we seek to pretend that all social ills are evenly distributed throughout the population. It is simply false. Objective observation of troubling social trends is not in and of itself racist or discriminatory.

I do not believe in the inherent inferiority of any race or ethnic group. I do believe the twists and turns of historical and cultural events can place specific groups of people in a very bad place, and lead to very bad behavior on a large scale, and we observe it far too regularly. It is only incurable if no one has the courage to call it what it is and take action to deal with it. It's been truly observed that an issue that is everyones' responsibility quickly becomes no ones' responsibility. Medicine has to be applied where it hurts, not just smeared around generally.

Rich white men do not beat their spouses, scatter children around the landscape, or use cocaine at the rate of other demographic groups. Fact.

Poor people of color do not embezzle corporate funds, or postdate stock options, or hide their money in offshore tax havens, or travel to Thailand to have sex with young children at the rate that rich white men do. Fact.

It grows exceedingly tiresome to hear the endless denials that disporportionate social problems exist among some groups. They do. We put ourselves through ridiculous and expensive contortions in order to apply the diagnostic and treatment tools equally to everyone, so that those who really suffer the problems won't be stigmatized- witness the growing movement for "pre-K education". Which, of course, is simply shorthand for the process of civilizing the offspring of parents who act like feral cats and ignore their children, in hopes that their little darlings won't stab their kindergarden classmates if suddenly dumped into the school system at age 5 without some behavior modification. But of course, we have to apply this remedy to EVERYONE's kids, so that the kids of the negligent and abusive losers won't feel singled out.

Yes- there are some serious social pathologies in the Somali community, well out of porportion to their share of the metro population. It really doesn't matter how they originated or whose fault it is- they exist. They have developed, sometimes unfairly, a very negative reputation among many due to grossly obnoxious behavior and violent criminal predation on the larger community. A community which has generously accepted 50,000 members of an ailing nation as refugees would be understandably angered when those same recipients of our charity turn on us, insult us, swindle us and victimize us. Pretending these facts don't exist won't make them go away.

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This is what I know of Somalis, from my experience with them:

My boyfriend owns a house in NE Mpls. The house across the street from his is occupied by a Somali family--I don't know if they rent or own it. The family is large, and they often have other family members visiting. They are always polite; they always wave and say hello when Mike and I get out of our cars; a couple years ago at the city-sponsored block party night, they all came, and the matriarch of the house made some food to share and brought it out in a large pot. No one ate any because the food was unfamiliar--distinctly foreign. But she sat there and smiled and tried the other neighbors' food and put off wonderful energy. I felt bad that no one ate her food, and respected the brave face she put on despite what must have been kind of hurtful. The other day, she was out front when Mike got home. He got out of his car and she waved him over, said she needed some help. She beckoned a young man out of the house. He is tall and gangly and awkward, and he couldn't tie his tie correctly. He was trying to dress up to go to a job interview or something. She asked Mike if he could help the guy tie his tie, while the guy bashfully stood there. Mike said "of course," and tied the tie around his own neck, then passed it back to the young man, who was very grateful and sheepish.

I love that.

That's neighbors helping neighbors. That's American.

Happy 4th of July.

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That is quite American. Maybe one day I'll have a good experience with a Somali and I can stop bitching about them so passionately.

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