Lewiston Police tell Maine First Media one of the victims was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. However, no charges were filed
Video from Maine: Muslim migrant youth attack park goers in Lewiston
I got this video via email from a friend in Maine today. I think it's worth posting.
Gang of Somali Kids Attack Park Goers in Lewiston,
It was an otherwise pleasant evening in Maine when two dozen Somali youth swarmed and attacked two local residents in Kennedy Park last Thursday evening.
The Somali mob attacked around 7:45 pm, just as the sun was setting on this historic city park in the heart of Maine’s second largest city.
A local mother recorded as a mob of teens and children, boys and girls as young as nine years old, brandishing wooden bats and other objects, along with fists, feet and sheer numbers to attack the two non-Somali defenders. At one point you can even hear one of the hoodlums repeatedly daring the woman to, “stop me, b**ch.”
Lewiston Police tell Maine First Media one of the victims was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. However, no charges were filed.
Lewiston Mayor, Shane Bouchard says these types of incidents are common at Kennedy Park, but points to Lewiston’s low crime rate.
“Kennedy Park is a large common space in the middle of some of the poorest census tracts in the Northeast,” Mayor Bouchard said. “When you have large, diverse groups of people in the same place you are bound to have incidents. Lewiston is no different in that respect than any other medium to large city, except that Lewiston’s violent crime rate is one of the lowest in Maine.”
While the Mayor brings up Lewiston’s violent crime statistics, it is important to note, in this case, the victim didn’t press charges, meaning, statistically there was no crime. Incidents like this often go unreported and are not reflected in the numbers — something even Mayor Bouchard has to admit.
“In this particular case, the person who was attacked declined to press charges, therefore under the law, there was no victim, therefore no crime,” said Mayor Bouchard."
This is the kind of thing people here are concerned about. We have some really nice parks in this county, but the growing influx of "wretched refuse" has proven them to be a popular spot for the "new members of our community" who don't work, to congregate in. That's led to a fall off in family outings to the park, because no one wants to be down there with twenty or thirty of these "ethnic group members" at the next table The video above pretty well illustrates the reason. The Sheriff's Department is running extra patrols down to the parks, and I am pretty sure that soon at least one patrol car will be stationed at the park near the river permanently. There is also talk of closing the park completely after the last ball game ends in the evening.
Alberto still on the way:
As of eleven this morning, the projected track of Alberto has moved slightly to the West. That's good for us. We will still get a lot of rain,but it might not be as bad as previously predicted. Between the vast number of visitors coming up for the Memorial Day weekend, and the people going to town to get storm supplies, I would imagine that it's really crowded in there today. We are staying put.
Finished my last library book around midnight.
It was written by a British Royal Marine officer, in the 1990's. The first half of the book deals with their special forces training, and would probably only be interesting to an individual who wanted to compare it with ours. Having read that part of the book, I was again reminded that although the British politicians are as venal and weak as American democrats, it's good to have their armed forces on our side.
The second half deals with the United Nations failed intervention in Sierra Leon. Sierra Leon, and this same civil war, was where Bob McKenzie, a former U.S. Army officer , was killed and eaten by the rebels while training government forces.
"I WENT TO WAR IN El Salvador with former Vietnam War veteran Bob MacKenzie, a good choice because Bob had originally been a captain in the Rhodesian SAS. He managed that achievement despite having a crook arm from a war wound that got him invalided out of the United States Army. Some years later he fought with Renamo guerrillas in Mozambique. Bob had also worked as a mercenary in the Balkans, where he trained Serbs in the esoterics of insurgency warfare. This always-smiling, unflappable American freebooter – by then a colonel – went on to become the first white officer for many decades to head a West African fighting group. In a remote area adjacent to the Malal Hills in Sierra Leone, he was killed and eaten by savages, who ambushed the pathetic bunch of bush warriors he’d been trying to mould into something of an effective fighting force."
Venter, Al. Barrel of a Gun: A War Correspondent’s Misspent Moments in Combat (p. 149).
Here's what I think is informative in the second half of the book.
- The author was assigned to a U.N. Peacekeeping force in Sierra Leon. His observations on the corruption, cowardice, and general incompetence permeating the U.N. are interesting.
- He saw what happens in third world countries, and his observations give the lie to the "Progressive" view that denizens of the third world are Rousseau style "noble savages."
It's an interesting book, and I felt sorry for the author. He did the best he could to do his duty, under circumstances that could hardly have been any worse.. Today, nobody even remembers the events he participated in. All he got out of it was crippled. That's the way history works.