By LEO HOHMANN
Walls and fences are not very popular with progressives when such structures are proposed by President Trump to keep drug dealers, terrorists, killers and human traffickers out of the U.S.
But when a fence is requested to protect an inner-city community of refugees and migrants, these same anti-Trumpers are all in.
How do we know that?
Perhaps the most perfect example of this double standard is playing out right now in Minneapolis’ Cedar Riverside area, otherwise known as “Little Mogadishu” for its high concentration of Somali refugees.
The Cedar High Apartments, a four-building complex comprised of 539 mostly one-bedroom units, will be getting a $825,000 security upgrade, compliments of the Democrat-run city Housing Authority, that involves building a 6-foot security fence around the public-housing property.
According to the Star-Tribune, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey hosted a standing-room-only crowd of mostly Somalis at the complex Monday night. The mayor reportedly received a rousing ovation when he addressed the Somalis in their own language.
The project came in response to concerns from residents who say it’s been too easy for intruders to enter their community and hurt or steal from them, the Star-Tribune reported.
The Cedar High Apartments, built in the 1960s and 70s, is occupied mostly by Somali refugees and some Southeast Asians. Monday’s meeting included Somali and Korean translators, who went to work after the mayor ran out of things he knew how to say in Somali.
Several residents expressed concerns that the complex has been open to unwanted visitors who prey on its large population of elderly people. One man said his car has been broken into repeatedly in the parking lot and asked the city to provide better security while it’s constructing the fence. Another said the scariest part of her day is walking to the nearby light rail.
“It’s not a perfect solution, but we do think that it will help in safeguarding the residents of this complex, many of whom have experienced fear and some actual assaults due to the fact that this complex is so open,” said Mary Alice Smalls, a regional property manager. “We would like to make it a lot harder for people to assault our residents inside this building and inside this campus.”
Frey, who has identified affordable housing as the number-one priority in his first term, said in an interview with the Star-Tribune that the security upgrades, which also include a slew of surveillance cameras, garnered city approval in response to “community activists” raising concerns about safety.
“These changes are happening because public-housing residents spoke out and called for change in betterment of their situation,” Frey said. “So they really deserve the credit in spearheading this initiative.”
I wonder how many generational American citizens there are in Minnesota who live in poverty and long for a “betterment in their situation”? I wonder how many have advocates willing to relentlessly lobby city/state officials until they appropriate money from the public treasury to solve their problems and meet their needs?
Frey, whether he is aware of it or not, is following the playbook of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda, which encourages, as part of its 17 sustainability goals, not only open-borders for migrants and a free pass into wealthy Western democracies, but once they arrive they are entitled to provisions for safe and affordable housing, along with affordable transportation [mass transit], affordable healthcare and free education.
China, Russia, and the oil-rich Arab nations of course pay no heed to the U.N. calls for an open-borders’ policy toward migrants, but U.S. mayors like Frey are eager to please and will answer the globalist bell whenever it tolls.
Frey said a commitment to making housing affordable also means making sure “every single person has a safe and affordable place to go home to at the end of the day.”
The mayor thanked members of the crowd for raising concerns that drove the security project and invited tenants to call his office with more ideas on how to make them safer. He also vowed to continue working with the Somali community.
“You’ll be seeing a lot of me over the next several years,” he assured the Somalis.
Frey no doubt learned a lot about how to court the Somali vote by studying the groveling techniques of his predecessor, Betsy Hodges, who held regular meetings with Somali elders, sometimes wearing a hijab as a show of “respect,” and implemented preferential hiring practices for Somalis in all areas of city government, including the police department.
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20 thoughts on “Democrat-run city building 6-foot fence around migrant housing complex to keep ‘intruders’ out”
Save millions by not importing Somalis. This is the SHITHOLE country that has been preying on international shipping for many years. To counter the somalis several nations have had to place their Navy ships offshore. These nations include the U S and China to name just two. They continue to shoot and sink these somalis pirates.
The Civil war in Somalia is over, the Kenyan government has been trying to repatriate them for the past few years (racists, obviously!) they can go back and forth for visits, so it’s time for all these people on “temporary protected status” to go home.
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Imagine that. Good post.
I’m sure no one brought up the many criminal acts of Somalis against the rightful citizens of that community. And obviously, these foreigners fave made little effort to assimulate by learning English. But, of course, the liberals ensure they don’t have to do that or any other assimulation.
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When will Sean Hannity finally be silent when his guest speaks!!!!
When are the people of Minneapolis and St Paul going to wake up. They keep electing the same people who wants to destroy the American way and our history. They are ambushing our liberal people in office and are getting away with it. Our law enforcement are being lead astray. Our great President Trump is doing all he can we need to support him. Who really cares about his tweets at least we know what he is thinking. When was the last time you felt you understood what the President was thinking about or what he really meant. We have been lied to so long we don’t like it when it’s straight up, get over it. Our President Trump loves America and what it stands for, get behind him, support him in any way you can. If we drop the ball we have no choice but to fail. If we fail the American History you and I have loved will be know where to be found. It’s in our schools now. Come on USA rise up now before it is too late, you can do it.
But Muslims are such fun types!
We need more “immigrants” like the Somalis The come to America highly skilled and productive. Democratic cities think these heathens are just wonderful but will be democrat voters in the near future.
I hope all your words here are sarcasm!
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Maybe they ought to see who is entering the area to steal? Probably “teens” for whom a six foot fence won’t provide much of a challenge.
Naw. The crooks are already there. The fence is the great joke.
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I CANNOT understand why we import pathology into our country!!!!!!
I’ve been telling my husband for months that the liberals are such hypocrites but they don’t seem to see it.
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hypocrites is not the proper word…traitors is the better word…demo’s are traitors to the USA…period
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It’s crime plagued because there are too many Somalis living there..
Minneapolis elected an idiot to run their city meanwhile ignoring the the American homeless citizens needs. I’m about to puke reading this article
$825,000 for a fence to secure 539 one bedroom apartments seems to be pretty damned expensive, to me! Over $1500 per apartment? I have a better idea a better idea would be to open that housing development up to American homeless, and disperse the refugees around the city. It would also encourage them to learn to speak English.
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