Chalk up another to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, which as I observed last Saturday, seems not to have learned to take its PC censorship pills. In Two killed in fight outside pool hall Star Tribune February 4 2005 – free registration required we learn that "members of a Hmong gang" gunned down six Tibetans, killing two.
"Capt. Bob Aldrich of the Anoka County Sheriff`s Office said six suspects were arrested. The Minnesota Gang Strike Force was familiar with them, he said…. The trouble apparently started Thursday evening when gang members mistook a group of unarmed Tibetan Chinese, and one Cambodian, for another Asian gang… Initial reports said the Tibetans were part of a gang, but authorities later said that wasn`t true. Ron Ryan, commander of the Minnesota Gang Strike Force, said there were no Tibetan gangs in the state."
A later story `Bullets were flying` outside the pool hall Matt Mckinney, Jim Adams and David Chanen Star Tribune February 5 2005 adds the pleasant details:
"the victims ran out the back door into an alley as the gang members followed, firing at them… Lieng`s body was found in the parking ramp behind the pool hall, and Jagottsang`s body was lying near a small park on 41st Avenue. They and the four other victims were shot from behind as they fled."
Shooting unarmed victims in the back appears to be a Hmong national sport, as the poor Wisconsin hunters discovered last November. And before the more PC news wires get spinning this story, let us note:
"The Tibetans eventually fled through the back door into an alley with the Hmong in pursuit, firing dozens of shots"
Saturday`s edition of the Star Tribune also carries the charming news that prominent Hmong himport enthusiast St Paul Mayor Randy Kelley is struggling with a corruption scandal. FBI looking at 2 St.Paul cases Tony Kennedy and Paul McEnroe Star Tribune February 5, 2005. It involves – guess who! – the Hmong. Outsiders might feel that financial corruption is not Minnesota`s main problem.