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    My Way News - Minneapolis struggles with rise of Somali gangs

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Ahmednur Ali's family fled the chaos and violence of their West African homeland Somalia in the 1990s, eventually making their way to Minnesota like thousands of their compatriots.

    While many of the estimated 32,000 Somalis who settled in the state have struggled to adapt, Ali flourished, blazing a path to Minneapolis' Augsburg College on a soccer scholarship by age 20. He studied political science and aspired to a political career modeled on President Barack Obama's.

    He was shot and killed last September outside a busy community center where he worked part-time as a youth counselor, and prosecutors said the 16-year-old accused of killing him was part of a gang.

    Ali was one of seven Minneapolis-area Somali men killed over a 10-month period, and authorities believe all were killed by fellow Somalis. Police say it's too simple to tie all the killings to Somali gangs, which have lured hundreds of young community members to their ranks in recent years.


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    as gang activity grows and more gangs are formed...what is the solution to the major problem of inner cities...gangland activities? the police have lost control of the inner cities....these people live like animals and use deadly force...why are we permitting vipers in our mist? what should be done at this point?
     
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    A two-fold appraoch, I think.

    1. Put enough police on the streets to get control back fromt he gangs, and;

    2. give the kids who are not involved in gangs some hope that they have a chance in hell of getting out of the ghettos by getting honest jobs that pay something approching a living wage

    I doubt we have the political will or the economic system capable of to doing either, incidently.
     
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    Its jihad.
     
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    Make room in the prisons by releasing the non-violent weed smokers and let them pay their debt in a more reasonable manner. Then lock these fuckin' gangbangers up!!
     
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    Allah Akbar!... Barry is Good!

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    peace...
     
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    Good idea generally, but what debt do we stoners owe society, exactly?

    None that I can think of.

    Most of us smoke to make you non-stoners seem much smarter that most of you are, ya know.

    And what thanks do we get for our troubles?
     
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    I couldn't agree more, I should have added "..if it's deemed what they are doing is illegal.". I personally think prohibition is idiotic, and a failed policy.
     
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    It's not merely a failed policy, it's an immoral policy.

    A complete violation of our rights as individuals.

    If we don't own our bodies what do we own?
     
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    So if a prostitute gave you AIDS would you say that was within his rights to not disclose that fact? Would it be a "victimless crime"?
     
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    I'll agree with ya that prohibition is wrong, and I'll leave it at that.:beer:
     

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