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Boise, Idaho: African American man injures refugee children in violent knife attack

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 1, 2018

Update July 2nd: One of the little children has died and Kinner has been charged with murder.

The allegedly unprovoked attack happened yesterday at a housing complex that is popular with resettlement agencies in Idaho.

Boise knife attacker

California “man!”  Knife attacker is in custody.  We can rule out white supremacism as a driving force in the case.

We’ll see how this strange story evolves tomorrow, but I wanted to get at least this bare bones story up today.

I read several stories at major US media outlets, but none had information that is reporting.

Here is a bit of their detailed account of what police think happened.  No motive has been discovered at this time.


Boise Stabbing: Some Refugee Families Victims in Knife Attack


Timmy Earl Kinner, a 30-year-old Los Angeles man, is accused of attacking nine people, including some refugee families, with a knife at a Boise, Idaho apartment complex. It’s believed six of the victims were children.

Kinner is accused of targeting children at a 3-year-old’s birthday party. “The level of some of the injuries will be negative in a life-altering way” for some of the victims, said the police chief.

“Preliminary evidence shows the suspect was a temporary resident at the apartment complex on Wylie Ln and State St. until he was asked to leave on Friday.

The suspect, Timmy Kinner, is not a refugee,” police said in a news release on July 1, 2018. “The suspect’s exact motives and reasons for attacking specific individuals is still under investigation.” Jail records show that Kinner is accused of multiple counts of injury to a child and aggravated battery.

The attack, which the police chief described as involving the highest number of people wounded in a single incident in the city’s history, occurred on the evening of June 30, 2018. The motive was not yet clear, but the police chief said it appeared the attacker struck without provocation, and police were not aware of any tie between the suspect and victims.

Boise has long been known as a magnet city for refugees; in fact, a National Geographic article in 2016 called it “Boise, Idaho, A Global Home for Refugees.” According to the City of Boise, the U.S. State Department gave Boise the designation of “a Refugee Resettlement Community.”


He said that children “from different continents” were sitting together at a small child’s birthday party when the attack occurred, and he urged people to help the Boise refugee community.

The attacker briefly fled the scene before being captured, and multiple officers responded to the scene.


Idaho’s refugee population has varied over the years. In the 2000s, according to Idaho Office for Refugees, “recent arrivals include a large number of individuals from Iraq, Congo, Burma, Bhutan, Afghanistan, and Somalia.” The refugee population in the state has shifted over the years, beginning mostly with refugees from Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe in the 1980s.

More here.  

See my extensive archive on Idaho here.

More tomorrow (maybe) on this very bizarre story.

10 Responses to “Boise, Idaho: African American man injures refugee children in violent knife attack”

  1. antiseptic said

    From Los Angeles? Did he move to Boise through Obama’s ghetto resettlement program?


  2. tmasierrahills said

    Someone else fails to read the ‘Diversity Is Our Strength!’ memo.


  3. gmcmi said

    Ship the free loading refugees out along with those they cuddle with and then unfriend.


  4. LINDA BLOOD said

    Some thoughts from the estimable Daniel Greenfield at Front Page Magazine.


    In Boise, a Million Media Trump-Blaming Memes Die With One Pic

    Linda Blood, Massachusetts



  5. The attacker was a creepy looking black man, so obviously he wasn’t for White survival. The whole thing is kind of funny in a morbid way, since the primary excuse the “refugees” use is that they are fleeing violence.


  6. Chip Payne said

    “Resettlement Program” What the hell is going on in this Country? Now you have undesirables attacking immigrants in a White Supremacist area, Man! What will everyone think of next! Mark my words we’re going back to the Old West, and I my friends am going back to Texas! adios!


    • Ann Corcoran said

      Can’t hide in Texas! Guess you missed my post earlier yesterday that Texas is the number one most refugee welcoming state in the US!


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