African American charged in murder of Somali refugee in North Dakota

Update:   Howard’s alleged accomplice pleads not guilty, here.

The original story is here.

Here is a news account from the Jamestown Sun about the arrest and preliminary hearing of Leron Howard (see photo):

A Jamestown man pleaded not guilty in the murder of an 18-year-old Somali refugee at a preliminary hearing Thursday in Southeast District Court in Jamestown.

Leron “Ra Ra” Howard, 34, is accused of murder and criminal conspiracy in the April 30 death of Abdi Ali Ahmed. Murder and criminal conspiracy are both Class AA felonies.

Judge Thomas Merrick found probable cause, meaning sufficient reason to believe a crime was committed and sufficient reason to believe Howard committed it. The case will be assigned to a judge and later set for jury trial.

About 30 people attended the hearing, including members of the Somali community, law enforcement officials, media and Jonathan and Michelle Cave. Their daughter, Jamestown resident Janelle Cave, 22, is also accused of murder and criminal conspiracy in relation to Abdi’s death. Her preliminary hearing is set for Monday.

Read on for details.   They don’t give us any idea of what drove the murderers, drug dealing is just my guess in this black on black crime.  There is supposed to be a hearing today for Howard’s alleged accomplice.   Let me know if you see the story.

Portland, ME: multicultural mix in stand-off with police for nearly 8 hours

This story is about ten days old, but I’m just seeing it now.   Interesting that it should be just around the same time as that Somali group in Portland was talking about getting voting rights for non-citizens in that “welcoming” city, here, in “welcoming” Maine.

From WMTW (Hat tip: Susan):

PORTLAND, Maine — Six people are in custody following a standoff that lasted for several hours in Portland on Friday.

Portland police said they were called to an apartment at 2 Pinewood Road in Riverton Park after a woman reported she was attacked by several people at a party.

Police said she fled the apartment and ran to a nearby 7 Eleven to call for help. Police said the woman told them she was threatened with a knife and had a cut on her hand.

Police said officers arrived at the scene at about 7 a.m.

Police said officers were told the people inside the apartment may be armed with guns. Nearby residents were evacuated, and the Portland special reaction and crisis negotiation teams were called to the scene.

At about 2:45 p.m., police said six people inside the apartment came out peacefully and were taken into custody.

They have been identified as Hassan Osman, 24, of Columbus Ohio; Biniam Tsegai, 24 of Portland; Hassan Akubar, 20, of Portland; Samantha Pecoraro, 26, a transient; and Mohamud Said, 24, of Portland.

What do we have some Somalis, maybe an Ethiopian, maybe an Egyptian?  Maybe just a little multiculturalism gone wild I suppose.

Another African immigrant fraud story

This one is from the UK and it’s about Nigerian Bimbo—no I am not calling her Bimbo, that is her name.  Last week it was the hustler from Guinea here who claimed the DSK raped her back in May.

Read all about Bimbo Abeyalabola, here. (Hat tip: Paul)  They call this birth tourism—go to a western country for vacation just as you near your due date!

Remember our friend Bimbo Abeyalabola of Nigeria, who came on a visitor’s visa to Britain expressly in order to give birth to her quintuplets, which cost the state £200,000, and now is appealing to the government to let her stay in Britain because it would be a hardship for her to return to Nigeria?

She had claimed to be single and almost penniless.

She had told an interviewer, “If I go back [to Nigeria] I’ll be on my own without even a roof over my head.”

Guess what? It turns out she’s married to a well-to-do Nigerian businessman.

Read on.   Stories like these are why it becomes so difficult to believe asylum seekers stories from Africa.

More on Manchester: city council wants refugees stopped for now too

Recently we told you that the Mayor of Manchester, NH wants a moratorium on refugee resettlement in that city.  Now we learn that the Board of Mayor and Aldermen has voted 9-4 for the program to be halted to give the overloaded city a breather.

From the Union Leader:

Manchester’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted 9-4 on Tuesday for a moratorium on new refugee settlement in the city. On its own, the city cannot stop new refugees from settling here. But the vote is a needed and important step in trying to impose some common sense on an out-of-control resettlement operation that is doing a disservice to refugees by placing them in the city without enough cash, jobs or resources to stand on their own.

For years, the International Institute of New England has been sending refugees to Manchester. And for years, city officials have asked for a slow-down so the refugees don’t become a burden on the city. The institute has not been cooperative. A report commissioned by then-Mayor Bob Baines back in 2004 found that a fifth of the city’s population (5,500 people)* consisted of refugees. Many of them could not speak English and were even illiterate in their native language. But despite requests that the flow be slowed so the city could deal properly with refugees who were already here, hundreds more were sent here year after year after year.

The obstacles refugees faced a few years ago have been compounded by the economy. Job opportunities have been drastically reduced, and state and local budget cuts mean fewer services for refugees who need them.

Quakers quoted!

“Refugees are being placed into poverty,” Maggie Fogarty of the American Friends Service Committee told NHPR. “There are refugees who have been here five, six, seven years and can not earn their own income to live independently, which is what they want to do. There are refugees who are passing through the school system with their language needs unattended to. We are not doing a good enough job.”

Although I agree with the comments of the “Friend” Maggie Fogarty that refugees are not living independently…..

……From what I’ve learned about the American Friends Service Committee lately (supporting the Gaza Flotilla, here for example), the Friends (or Quakers in the common parlance) are hard Left political activists who are largely responsible for the tens of thousands of Central Americans (mostly communists) who fled to the US in the 1980’s.   They called their movement “Sanctuary” or the “underground railroad.”  They organized in Tuscson to bring thousands of illegal alien Salvadoran and Guatemalans out of Mexico and across our southern border calling them “refugees.”    There were 5 “sanctuary” churches (or locations) in Maryland and I note in ‘God and Caesar on the Rio Grande’ that there was a drop point in New Hampshire as well.   It was a Quaker (Bette Rainbow Hoover) who incorporated Maryland’s now multi-million dollar political advocacy group for illegal aliens—CASA de Maryland.

But I got sidetracked—keep the Quakers out of your refugee affairs!

New Hampshire folks should contact Eric P.Schwartz at the US State Department with complaints (Schwartz is a George Soros protege, but tell him anyway) and try contacting US Senator Rand Paul who has called for a hearing THIS WEEK on how Iraqi alleged terrorists got into the US through the refugee program.  I’m not saying New Hampshire’s refugees are terrorists just that it is EXTREMELY rare for any elected officials to question the refugee program.  Maybe plant a seed with Paul that there is something rotten here.

By the way, here is a post we wrote in 2010 on the same subject—Manchester trying to stop a subcontractor of USCRI (also the contractor in Bowling Green, so there is a connection that Senator Paul might find interesting).  The head of the entire Office of Refugee Resettlement in the US government came from USCRI through the government/contractor revolving door.

And, remember, the US State Department did shut down the International Institute of Connecticut, here in 2008.  So, we know it can be done!

*Be sure to read the comments. One commenter questions this number.