More Catching Up
Meanwhile, over in St. Paul, a spokesperson for some government office or another reported that as long as you are not a young Asian male wearing a red t-shirt, there is no reason to fear walking in Lake Phalen park and an extremely low probability that you will be attacked with baseball bats by gangs of young Asian males wearing blue t-shirts. While this does not quite seem to jibe with the recent experience of a middle-aged white woman who was beaten to a bloody pulp in Lake Phalen park last Friday by three young Asian males wielding baseball bats, a story printed in the 8/7/08 St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that:
A 17-year-old taking a walk around St. Paul's Lake Phalen on Monday was confronted by gang members who shouted at him and his wife, "Who you bang with?" and "Are you (a) Blood?" The teen repeatedly told the group he wasn't in a gang, but they assaulted him and his 18-year-old wife with a baseball bat—No, wait, that wasn't the paragraph I meant to quote. How about:
Wang Moua Vue, 16, told police that he was with members of the Asian Crips gang and that they had come to Lake Phalen to look for a "guy in the red shirt" they had previously assaulted. At the lake, they saw a different person wearing red and chased the unknown male.Saddam Vang? Saddam Chex Vang?
Saddam Chex Vang, 17, told police he was an active member of the Asian Crips and —