Somali Gets New Trial Because Cop Said Somalis Tend to Lie

“This just underscores the danger of going into a courtroom and telling a jury that an entire ethnicity of people lies and it’s based on their culture….”

(Cole Ruby, attorney for the convicted Somali)

From the Associated Press (h/t: Cristina):

Court grants new trial after cop says Somalis tend to lie

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Minnesota man of Somali descent who was convicted of opening fire on other Somalis will get a new trial after a detective improperly testified that Somalis often lie to police, a Wisconsin appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Photo: https://www.channel3000.com/court-grants-new-trial-after-cop-says-somalis-tend-to-lie/

Ahmed Farah Hirsi was charged with multiple counts of attempted homicide and recklessly endangering safety in the January 2014 car-to-car shooting at the Spirit Seller liquor store in Hudson, Wisconsin, just across the state line from the Twin Cities. A jury convicted Hirsi in 2015 and he was sentenced to 35 years in prison.

According to court documents, the driver of Hirsi’s car testified in a plea deal that Hirsi pulled the trigger. But the victims who testified at trial said they either didn’t see the shooter or that it wasn’t Hirsi. The driver of the victims’ car testified that he told police that the man who shot him was still out there.
Prosecutors called Tracy Henry, a detective from St. Paul, Minnesota, to the stand. Minnesota has the largest concentration of Somalis in America.

Henry testified that in her experience Somalis don’t trust police and prefer to handle disputes themselves. She added that Somali crime victims and witnesses tend to “fabricate” events to avoid retribution within their clans.

Hirsi argued on appeal that the judge never should have allowed the detective’s testimony because it impugns the credibility of another witness and it was improper because it was based on race or ethnicity.

The 3rd District Court of Appeals agreed and ordered a new trial. The court ruled unanimously that the testimony violated legal rules that prohibit one witness from commenting about the truthfulness of another witness’ testimony. The racial and ethnic aspect of Henry’s testimony raises “heightened prejudice concerns,” the court said. The relevance of group tendencies in predicting witness credibility is “extraordinarily weak,” the court said.

More here.

I can hear your knowing chuckles!

Endnote:  I’ve been busy over at RRW these last few days because first I learned that the refugee flow to America had not slowed due to the virus crisis.  Then, just two days ago, the UN stopped the flow of refugees because of fear that the refugees would be exposed to coronavirus.

This post could just as well have been posted at RRW because almost all Somalis in the US are here thanks to the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program that turned 40 on St. Patrick’s day.

Maps: Mexican Drug Cartels Control Large Swath of America

Today is map day for me!  See RRW this morning to find out if your city is a prime refugee resettlement site.

And, thanks to Richard (@highblueridge) for tipping me off to the presence of maps that show just how much of the US is under the influence of Mexican drug cartels.

According to a 2016 Business Insider story, the Sinaloa cartel controls the lion’s share of the illicit drug market in the US.

These maps are a bit outdated, but definitely still worth having a look at!

This map is from 2017: https://www.businessinsider.com/where-do-mexican-drug-cartels-operate-in-the-us-2017-10

If anyone sees newer maps that would indicate any progress during the Trump Administration, please send link my way!

Moving Gang Wars from the Middle East, Africa, Central America to Your American City

That is the issue raised by Daniel Horowitz at Conservative Review yesterday, thanks to reader Stephen for bringing it to my attention.

Horowitz raises a troubling subject that surely you have become aware of, and if not, you should pay attention now!

Headlined, “Importing both sides of Middle East gang wars into OUR communities,”  Horowitz features Somali gangs in Minneapolis.

(Somalis are from Africa, but we won’t quibble over geography especially as we are also bringing all of the Islamic fighting factions of the ME here as well! I’m digressing but where is the wisdom in bringing Iraqi Sunnis and Iraqi Shiites, which have been killing each other for centuries, and placing them in the same US cities?)

Mahad Ali charged in the murder of Mustafa Ali in “Little Mogadishu” Minnesota. https://www.fox9.com/news/18-year-old-charged-after-gang-feud-turns-deadly-in-minneapolis

And, consider that mass migration isn’t just adding violence to OUR neighborhoods, but every one of these crimes costs us enormous amounts of money for law enforcement, lawyers, courts, interpreters and incarcerations of the ‘new American’ criminals.

Here is just a bit of the post, read it all for more information and to follow links:

 

“Prosecutors have charged a teenager in the shooting death of 25-year-old Mustafa Ali last week, in the latest sign that an ongoing conflict between rival East African gangs is spilling into north Minneapolis.”

Those are the words of a Star Tribune article from last week describing the latest gang-on-gang attacks within the Somali community in Minneapolis. Unfortunately, gang-on-gang violence is not exactly a newsworthy story in America, but what should concern us is that we are importing both sides of pre-existing gang wars from half way around the world. All those who are promoting mass migration and refugee resettlement from every war-torn Middle Eastern country don’t want you to study what has already happened in our own communities as a result of their policies.

In the case of the aforementioned homicide of Mustafa Ali, it’s believed to have stemmed from a fight between the “Somali Outlaws” and “1627 Boys” gangs. Unfortunately, this is nothing new for the Minneapolis area, at least not since it became Little Mogadishu beginning in the 1990s.

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We’ve brought in roughly 130,000 Somalis since 1993, most of them through the refugee program. At least 30,000 initially settled in the Minneapolis area, and their population is now close to 74,000. They have turned out to be one of the most problematic immigration groups we’ve admitted in recent years, with the local U.S. attorney and a federal judge observing a pervasive terror recruiting problem in the greater Minneapolis area with “its tentacles spread out.”

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Americans wake up every day thankful not to live in other countries that are plagued by violence and poverty. Unfortunately, over time, thanks to irresponsible mass migration, the vices of those countries are brought in to live in their own neighborhoods without their say in the matter.

More here.

I could just as well have posted this news at Refugee Resettlement Watch because the vast majority of Somalis in the US came as ‘refugees’ thanks to the UN, the US State Department and its resettlement contractors, but RRW hasn’t recovered its readership since the speech police removed it from the internet this summer, so I figured more of you would see it here at ‘Frauds and Crooks.’

Please check RRW every day because, refusing to be censored and not to be intimidated, I am writing there on most days!

By the way, we do thank the President for trying to give local people a say in the refugee resettlement process, but we must be honest and tell readers that the recent Executive Order mentioned by Trump at a rally in Minnesota, won’t do that.

DC and Rich Suburbs Fight to Keep Child Migrant Centers out of THEIR Neighborhoods

It is your classic not-in-my-backyard case where the mostly Democrats who control the Washington DC government and its bedroom communities in Northern Virginia (some of the wealthiest counties in American) are in a furor because the Trump Administration has dared to propose child migrant centers in THEIR communities.

Monica Showhalter writing at the American Thinker tells us all about it,

Rich part of Washington, D.C. goes tooth-and-claw to prevent new child-migrant shelter in its neighborhood

First she tells us what the Washington Post said on Friday about the actions of the local elites.

MANY AMERICANS are rightly outraged by the Trump administration’s treatment of migrant children, who have been separated from parents and ill-treated by authorities. Democrats have been understandably eager to distance themselves from such policies — a stance that can result in knee-jerk opposition even to sensible practices in effect during the Obama administration.

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DC Mayor Bowser in pink pussy hat protesting the President 

That might explain the nearly uniform outcry from Washington-area politicians incensed at federal plans to build new shelters for migrant children in Northern Virginia and the District .

The shelters, state-licensed and similar to scores across the county in operation since before President Trump took office, would help move migrant children out of squalid, cramped Border Patrol stations near the U.S.-Mexico border. They would provide a way station for unaccompanied minors while federal officials seek to place them with U.S.-based relatives or foster families.

But local politicians, nearly all Democrats, have balked at cooperating with federal authorities on any immigration matter. They have denounced the proposed new shelters with objections that smack of NIMBYism masquerading as humane concern for children. This month, the administration of D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) enacted emergency rules that blocked a planned federal shelter.

The Washington Post is saying that (LOL! not VDARE!).

Showalter goes on.  Here are a few snips. I’ve left out her descriptions of some horrible murder cases in the area, so be sure to visit American Thinker for the whole piece.

Actually, the area has been plagued by some of these child migrants, getting its name in the news more than once for its gruesome murders.

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MS 13 recruits kids
MS-13 Recruits the ‘children.’  https://www.breitbart.com/border/2017/05/25/detective-ms-13-using-kids-bolster-ranks-commit-violent-crimes/

 

It’s indisputable that bringing in more unvetted migrants mean there are going to be more of these killings going on, something that might just affect property values and the quality of life in this tony district.

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So many gruesome crimes? Gangs increasing? Recruitment younger and younger? Child migrants here alone looking for some “family”? Gangs know child decapitators won’t get punished? With that sort of thing going on, you can bet the migrant center is going to be a bonanza for gang recruitment and a new wave of gruesome crimes.

Funny how these asylum seekers always seem to end up in U.S. areas where those gangs they’re supposedly fleeing are right there waiting for them.

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The migrant community that rich Washington D.C. has encouraged for its cheap gardeners and maids — and “can’t live without” — as the Daily Beast says, has always been insulated from the real problems of allowing all unvetted comers into the country.Well, now the place for the child migrant shelter is being rightly placed in an affluent part of Washington so they can live with the consequences of their choices, too.

It sounds like President Trump or whoever he’s got on the federal side trying to build this shelter is combining proximity to the Salvadoran illegal immigrant community – Washington’s largest – with a little taste of the medicine these liberals would like to inflict on the border regions and poorer parts of the country.

I can’t think of a better place to put that shelter. Let them live with the result of their own hypocrisy.

Read it all here.

Minnesota: Somali Teens Attack Bystanders with Hammers and Pipes, Mainstream Media Mum

Diversity is beautiful alert!
Thanks to all of you who alerted me to this news from Little Mogadishu, Minnesota.
The frightening incident occurred last Friday evening at a light rail station near the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

U of Minn Light Rail Station
University of Minnesota light rail station

I’ve said it many times, but someone needs to make a quality documentary film about how Minnesota is being changed by an expanding Somali population originally seeded by the US State Department and ‘religious’ charities paid by the taxpayers to place large numbers of UN refugees there. 
Then take that documentary on the road!
We have been cleaning out UN refugee camps in Kenya for decades and now are seeing the fruits of that foolishness.
I expect Minnesotans think that most of America knows what is going on there, but I am telling you that average Americans (like those in Maryland where I live) have no idea there are even some Africans from a place called Somalia living there, let alone that they are causing such chaos.
Hah! Maybe in some ways it’s good that the very vocal Ilhan Omar is representing a portion of the state in Congress.  She is helping educate the rest of the country!
Anyway, back to the hammer-wielding Somali teens which reminded me of the Lewiston city park attack by Somali teens in June of 2018 that resulted in the death of a white man.  But apparently no injuries were reported in the Minnesota rampage.
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