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Salt Lake City: Violent Somali teen shot by police

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 29, 2016

Update March 2: No surprise! Protesters come out in rage against police, here.

Update March 1: Mohamed was resettled in Utah by Catholic agency, here.

You watch, this will turn into another story about overzealous police.  There will be no mention of the refugee resettlement program bringing Somalis and other Muslim refugees to colonize Utah and no mention of the huge problem with many refugees not assimilating.  Or, maybe they are assimilating—-to American black gang violence.

Utah shooting

17-year-old Abdi Mohamed (a Somali refugee) was shot when he wouldn’t put down his “metal object” weapon

Here is the news.  Wish I had the energy to tell you more about what is happening in Utah where, although the Mormon Church doesn’t directly resettle refugees, they encourage their Catholic brethren to do so.

From Fox 13 Salt Lake City (hat tip: Utah reader):

SALT LAKE CITY — The day after an officer-involved shooting sparked unrest on the streets of Salt Lake City, the police department has issued an official statement on the incident and family members say they’ve learned the teen has awoken from a coma.

Family of 17-year-old Abdi Mohamed tell FOX 13 News detectives have told them the teen is now awake and speaking in a hospital room Sunday evening, but they have not yet been able to see him. He was reportedly in a coma after being shot three times by police.

According to a press release from the Salt Lake City Police Department issued Sunday afternoon, officers witnessed two males with metal objects attacking a male victim around 8 p.m. in the area of 300 South Rio Grande Street.

The release states, “Officers confronted the two suspects and ordered them to drop the weapons. One of the males complied and dropped the weapon, the other continued to advance on the victim and was shot by officers.”


The teen was taken to a hospital in critical condition, and Sunday his family identified him as 17-year-old Abdi Mohamed. Mohamed reportedly lived in West Valley City with his girlfriend and their son. He reportedly moved to the U.S. from Kenya about 10 years ago.  [Gee, so who pays for the care of the girlfriend and the son—I’ll wager you do, the taxpayers of Utah and America!—ed]

We get a large number of our Somali refugees from Kenya.  Note that in the line above the police weren’t willing to identify the ‘man’ but his family did.  Then this is no surprise:

The press release from police states that immediately after the shooting, a crowd gathered and became hostile, with some people throwing rocks or bottles at police. Officers asked the crowd to disperse to allow police and medical personnel to respond to the scene, but many in the crowd did not comply.

More here.

See our previous posts on Utah by clicking here.  Just yesterday I was telling a reader (who was looking for refugee crime stories) about that dreadful case of Burmese Muslim Esar Met raping and murdering a Christian girl in Salt Lake City, here.  Oh, and by the way, we have 1,931 refugee crime stories categorized from all over the world, here.  Feel free to mine that archive if you are working on a report, legislation or letter to the editor.

And, for more information on who resettles refugees in Utah, our Utah reader sent this story.  Here come the Syrians!


12 Responses to “Salt Lake City: Violent Somali teen shot by police”

  1. I can recall when race riots in Salt Lake City would have been considered science fiction. As if America doesn’t already have enough Black unrest, our Open-Borders Overlords need to import more of it, these deadly dysfunctional policies almost never being put up to a vote or even publicized. Almost all this mushrooming nightmare is paid for by White taxpayers. And the globalists can’t figure out why in the heck Trump is getting such an enthusiastic response.

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  2. Three rounds and this little invader is still alive and kicking? these people really are like rats.


  3. Dr. Rich Swier said

    Great. Posted:


    On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 10:46 AM, Refugee Resettlement Watch wrote:

    > Ann Corcoran posted: “You watch, this will turn into another story about > overzealous police. There will be no mention of the refugee resettlement > program bringing Somalis and other Muslim refugees to colonize Utah and no > mention of the huge problem with many refugees not assi” >


  4. petzlx said

    Bit off topic but
    When a cameraman from 60 Minutes went out of the car, suddenly a car came up close beside him. The African driver of the car began to argue about why they were filming in Rinkeby. After a few minutes he ran across the foot of the cameraman, who tumbled to the ground and lay in agony. Another cameraman filmed the whole incident.
    This not happening in the USA or is it not being reported?


  5. kerberos616 said

    Reblogged this on Kerberos616.


  6. lastpayphone said

    Doesn’t anyone know the difference between freedom and privilege?


  7. He reminds me of Prince, of “Purple Rain” fame


  8. “Unarmed” People Get Shot By Cops Because They’re Violent. The Black Lives Matter movement rose out of a feeling in some predominantly urban black communities that blacks were unfairly, disproportionately and sometimes illegally being killed by law enforcement officers, and that law enforcement officers were “getting away with murder.” The genesis of the movement came when rumors swirled around the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Lying “eyewitnesses”—at least one of whom already had a warrant out for his arrest for lying to police in a prior case—claimed that the NFL-lineman-sized strongarm robbery suspect was executed by a police officer while his hands were raised. “Hands up, don’t shoot” became the rallying cry of the movement and it remains so today… even after it was determined that Brown had attempted to murder Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson with his own gun, and that forensic evidence and other witnesses conclusively proved Brown was killed while charging Wilson a second time. Black Lives Matter was founded on lies, and according to a recent breakdown of the data by Heather Mac Donald of The Marshall Project, it still appears to be based on a persecution complex, not reality. Donald worked with the database compiled by the Washington Post on fatal police shootings of citizens for 2015, but went far deeper into the data than the reporters for the Post, who seemed more intent on learning just enough to validate their biases and perpetuate a narrative than to actually learn anything. A deeper dive into the data told a much different story than the reliably left-leaning, politically-correct Post wanted told. In August of 2015 the Post zeroed in on unarmed black men, who the paper said were seven times more likely than unarmed white men to die by police gunfire. The article noted that 24 of the 60 “unarmed” deaths up to that date — some 40 percent — were of black men, helping to explain “why outrage continues to simmer a year after Ferguson.” By year’s end, there were 36 unarmed black men (and two black women) and 31 unarmed white men (and one white woman) among the total 987 victims. The rate at which unarmed black men were more likely than unarmed white men to die by police gunfire had dropped, but was still six-to-one. But the numbers don’t tell the whole story. It is worth looking at the specific cases included in the Post’s unarmed victim classification in some detail, since that category is the most politically explosive. The “unarmed” label is literally accurate, but it frequently fails to convey highly-charged policing situations. In a number of cases, if the victim ended up being unarmed, it was certainly not for lack of trying. At least five black victims had reportedly tried to grab the officer’s gun, or had been beating the cop with his own equipment. Some were shot from an accidental discharge triggered by their own assault on the officer. And two individuals included in the Post’s “unarmed black victims” category were struck by stray bullets aimed at someone else in justified cop shootings. If the victims were not the intended targets, then racism could have played no role in their deaths. I’m going to strongly encourage you to read the whole thing to get a grasp of just how absurd the politicized complaints of Black Lives Matter—supported by the Obama White House and the Department of Justice—truly are. The incidents of law enforcement officers shooting unarmed black suspects who are complying with lawful orders appears to be a big, fat ZERO. None. In the incidents that Donald uncovered, the “unarmed” black suspects were either violently attempting to acquire weapons when they were shot, or were so fiercely and violently fighting with officers that the officers feared that they were going to be rendered unconscious and murdered with their own weapons if they didn’t shoot the suspects in self-defense. The simple fact of the matter is that the overwhelming majority of “unarmed” blacks shot by police in 2015 were either perceived to be reaching for weapons, were attempting to acquire weapons, or were violently attacking police when shot. Only a very small number were unarmed and complying with police commands, and those were typically with a violent offender, or simply at the wrong place at the wrong time, and were hit by errant shots not meant for them. Black lives do matter to police, a fact born out by Donald’s research into these officer-involved shootings. Unfortunately, black lives clearly don’t matter to other black people, who causes more than 90-percent of all black deaths, despite making up just 13% of the population.


  9. kevinbarnes2015 said

    I am so outraged,, we the people need to control this ourselves… politicians do nothing but cause this … I hate tem all…

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  10. Reblogged this on Rifleman III Journal.


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