The relentless destructive and (here).
Echoes of Europe ……………
Police investigate Somali attacks Sun Journal By Mark LaFlamme (hat tip Betty)
LEWISTON — In the early evening on the first day of summer, a large
group of Somali boys approached a woman on the corner of Ash and Pierce
streets. According to police reports, they intimidated the woman and
slapped her in the back of the head before scattering into the downtown.
Five days later, shortly after midnight, a man was accosted by a
group of Somali boys outside the Big Apple on Main Street. Police
reports say several members of the group punched the man and took money
from him. They then fled in a car.
Later that night, a woman in her late 60s was beaten by a group of
Somali boys and relieved of cash while walking in Kennedy Park.
Five nights later, another man was jumped by a group of similar
description. He resisted the gang and was beaten badly. He required
Throughout the summer, similar reports have come into the Police
Department. Witnesses and investigators say swarms of Somali boys, some
as young as 8, others in their late teens, overwhelm solitary victims
through sheer numbers.
"It's not gang activity in the traditional sense," Deputy Chief
James Minkowsky said. "We're not seeing the colors or the monikers, but
it's still a gang mentality."
Often, these gang members carry sticks and rocks with which to
intimidate their victims. There are often four or five of them,
sometimes as many as a dozen. Typically, they threaten or beat their
victims until they give up the goods: money, bicycles, cell phones,
prescription drugs, or other items of value.
Then they scatter.
"By the time the call gets to us, the group has dispersed," Minkowsky said.
The attacks continued all summer; more than a dozen were reported to
police. There were more in the fall and a series of them in recent
weeks. In each attack, the victim is one who may have appeared weak to
the group that descended on them.
"They single out a person who is walking alone. The victim is often
intoxicated," Minkowsky said. "Or he might be small. They look for
someone who is not likely to fight back or present much of a challenge."
On the first day of December, a man walking through Kennedy Park
after leaving a Park Street club said he was attacked by four Somali
males. The group came at him from behind, knocked him down and stole
prescription drugs and $150 in cash. That man told police it was the
second time he was attacked in such a fashion. The first time, he was
able to escape.
On the last day of November, there were three such attacks reported
in Lewiston: one in the area of Central Maine Medical Center, another
on Bartlett Street, the third in Kennedy Park.
In another attack, a woman walking a dog in the park was set upon.
The assailants, a group of Somali males, beat her dog with a stick.
Police later tracked down one of the attackers. He was a 10-year-old
In late summer, an off-duty civilian police employee was eating at a
local restaurant. A local boy ran to the window, screaming for help.
The police employee ran outside and found a group — roughly a
half-dozen — of Somali boys. When confronted, they ran off.
Creeping Sharia opines:
…………like in Ft. Lauderdale, NYC, and elsewhere, do
Muslims have freedom to harass and verbally assault anyone they choose
while Americans can’t say boo about Islam without a pending lawsuit or
DOJ investigation? CAIR? Where are you? ISNA? ICNA? MAS? MSA? Where are
all the ‘moderate’ Muslims? Holding breath…
Remember, in several Muslim countries, homosexuality is a capital offense.