More blessings of diversity in Mogadishu on the Mississippi:
A 24-year-old Minneapolis man was charged Tuesday
in last week’s hit-and-run death of a bicyclist, in which the driver
allegedly sped through a stop sign with his car’s headlights off, ran
over the victim and then fled. Abdirahman Abdi Ali, 24, was charged in Hennepin County District
Court with two counts of felony criminal vehicular homicide. Each charge
carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.
Authorities believe Ali was driving the car that struck 24-year-old
Jessica Hanson around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Whittier neighborhood
as she biked to her boyfriend’s house. Witnesses said the car’s
headlights were off on when it sped north on Pleasant Avenue South, went
through the stop sign at West 28th Street and hit Hanson in the
intersection and didn’t stop….
Ali, who had a revoked driver’s license, called police Friday evening
and said he had struck a person as he drove along Pleasant Avenue. He
said his vehicle was being shot at and that he did not know whom or what
he hit when he sped away. Ali’s mother later told police she had spoken
with her son Friday morning and that he had told her he had been in an
accident and thought he might have struck a bicyclist.
Police said Abdirahman Ali is the older brother of Ahmed Shire Ali,
who is serving an 18-year prison sentence for pleading guilty to his
role in the January 2010 slayings of three people at Seward Market &
Halal Meats on East Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis. The gunman in that case, Mahdi Hassan Ali, was tried in 2011,
convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the deaths of store clerk
Osman Jama Elmi, 28; his cousin, Mohamed Abdi Warfa, 30; and customer
Anwar Salah Mohamed, 31.
As I mentioned last month, we were in Rome with some friends from Minneapolis and they commented on how they were surprised to see fewer Africans and Muslims in Rome than in Minneapolis. Of course, the Romans recall what eventually happens in every multicultural society.
But what is just another dead white girl in comparison with the manifold blessings of St. Diversity.