Pro-Crime Liberal Politician Beaten Up by 2 Black Women over iPhone

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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What might have made the perps think that Mark Andrew was “easy pickings”? Maybe it was his record.

The runner-up in the Minneapolis mayoral election is recovering after being robbed and brutally beaten Thursday night at the Mall of America.

Mark Andrew, 63, was at a Starbucks inside the mall at around 7 p.m. Thursday when a man grabbed his phone off his table and ran off.

When Andrew went after him, he was tackled by two teenage girls – aged 18 and 17 — one of which began beating him with a billy club. During the attack, they told Andrew, “We’re going to kill you,” police say.

Andrew was left with a large gash on his head that required nine stitches. He has since been released from the hospital.

Andrew said Friday that he chased after the thief, because he’s not a bystander by nature.

“If somebody is gonna do that to me or somebody else, I’m not a bystander by nature I’ll go in and fight,” he said.  ‘I was targeted because the phone was out and I’m 63 years old, and I’m sure they thought that I was easy pickins.’

Mr Andrew says it took about five minutes for police to arrive and that hundreds of shoppers witnessed the incident, but no one intervened because ‘they were too afraid’ and he called that a ‘sad commentary’.

It’s a sad commentary, but it’s a sad commentary on the society that his ideology created. Andrew is a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party and is an environmentalist “entrepreneur”. He pushed environmental mandates non-stop.

And worse still, Mark Andrew was a supporter of illegal alien amnesty and pushed for Somali support.

Abdi Warsame, a Somali candidate for City Council in Ward 6, said Mark Andrew met with Somalis very early in the campaign season — before the other candidates, before the DFL caucus, even before Andrew officially announced his candidacy.

Mohamud Noor is also an adviser for Andrew’s campaign. Noor previously served as campaign co-chair for candidate Gary Schiff, and he currently works as executive director of the Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota, which provides immigrants with resettlement services. Noor said he met with Andrew several times one-on-one, eventually becoming Andrew’s campaign co-chair for outreach several months ago.

Somali Public Radio, an outlet that broadcasts to 5,000 listeners in Somalia and the Twin Cities, endorsed Andrew in a statement on Oct. 5. The Editorial Board praised Andrew’s “bold understanding of East African issues, his support for rigorous police conduct review and his emphasis on sustainability, equity and economic development.”

Police conduct review? You don’t say.

Mark Andrew, former Hennepin County Commissioner and founder of GreenMark, said most officers serve the city well. But the spate of racist incidents this summer by some officers is disturbing and inexcusable, he said.

“As mayor, I will support a rigorous police conduct review process that includes an active role for the community, as well as provides a place for the community and police to review complaints together,” Andrew said.

There’s no proof that Andrew faced an attack by Somalis, who are a major problem in Minneapolis. But Somalis have been notorious for iPhone thefts. Two of the perps who attacked Andrew are unnamed. The one who is old enough to be named has a Somali, rather than African-American look, but an African-American name.

But whoever his attackers were, Mark Andrew ended up on the receiving end of the consequences of his pro-crime and pro-illegal immigration policies.

  • tatave

    Serves him right!Hope that this is only the start of it.Made my day.

  • Independent Tom

    Karma bit this one on the butt :-)

  • DogmaelJones1

    What goes around comes around. Poetic justice.

  • Veracious_one

    that hundreds of shoppers witnessed the incident, but no one intervened …
    maybe they knew who he was and what he stood for,,,,,

    • NAHALKIDES

      I checked a couple of gun forums, and it appears that Mall of America forbids the carrying of handguns on its premises – that might have something to do with it also. MN has concealed carry, but I suspect that a Lefty like Mark Andrew believes in more gun control. He should give some thought to how things might have unfolded differently if he or a bystander had been armed.

  • Naresh Krishnamoorti

    I can only hope the same type of thing happens to Bill De Blasio.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Bill de Blasio would let them have the phone

      • Lou

        Bill Blasio is rich. If he lost a phone, if his budget was tight he could always expense a new phone form the city budget.

        This guy is smaller fry. The reality of economics is a more harsh for him.

  • camp7

    Hopefully, Mark Andrew’s headache throbs with contemplation.

    • oneteedoffpatriot

      No, these subversive animals are to far gone.

  • Jakareh

    Inside the Mall of America! Unbelievable!

    We should learn a lesson from the leftists: it pays off to take maximalist positions, as seen with their campaign for “gay marriage”. When it comes to Somali immigration, for instance, the typical conservative wants it decreased or at the most stopped. Our stance should be: Somali settlement was not the will of the American people and those who brought them here acted tyrannically and in many cases fraudulently. Therefore, Somalis who have attained U.S. citizenship should be stripped of it and all should be deported. Moreover, those who conspired to bring them here, whether government official or members of NGOs, should be prosecuted under the RICO statutes and other laws.

    • Drakken

      They call it the Mall of Africa for a reason.

  • kraychik

    Attacked by his own base.

    • NAHALKIDES

      By Obama voters – shocking!

  • LoneRangler

    Another liberal brushes up against reality.

    • Seek

      I’ll still support Mr. Andrew over wild Bantus. Maybe this incident will cause him to reassess his position on race and crime.

      • LoneRangler

        The say a liberal is just a conservative who has never been mugged. But the modern batch of liberals seem incapable of learning.

  • oneteedoffpatriot

    Unfortunately they didn’t finish the job on this communist.

    • Seek

      So you’re siding with the savages? Naive doesn’t mean evil. I’ll side with the white guy.

  • ted

    “The one who is old enough to be named has a Somali, rather than African-American look, but an African-American name.”

    Name change? False name given to police? If a person paid for a public records check we might find out to whom they were related or who are their associates.

    There is a lot of friction between Somalis and African Americans, but it is probably not true in all cases.

    • Drakken

      The skinnys in Mpls St Paul area always have problems with the Africans here, and they are both a problem for native whites.

  • NAHALKIDES

    They say a Lefty who is mugged by reality becomes a Conservative. Somehow I doubt it in this case, but one can hope.

  • Terence Sommer

    They were not Somali, they be african-american. Anyway, it IS poetic justice if you will. He’s an inane DFLer. I doubt he will wake up. Maybe. I hope so.

  • PO TAXPAYER

    A victim of his own liberal values. He got what he deserved.

    • Seek

      No, he didn’t what he deserved. However naive he was, he’s still one of us — white. We should treat this man as a wayward but redeemable family member.

      • creeper

        By your reasoning Allen West is our enemy.

        Down-arrowed for racism.

  • Yulia Demkin

    One of the girls who attacked him is named Letajia Shapree Cutler-Cain

    • DF

      Many black women use hair conditioners to get their hair straight. If Letajia is not using hair conditioners, I would tend to think she has some Somali ancestry.

      • Daniel Greenfield

        It’s more the facial features.

        • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

          No, it isn’t. You’re just saying that.

          THESE are Somali women:

          http://s3.amazonaws.com/rapgenius/1336151745_iman3.jpg

          http://goo.gl/MNpFyX

          http://goo.gl/qVfe43

          http://goo.gl/fjCinT

          http://goo.gl/Eyzh9r

          They most typically have distinctly, longer, tapering faces, usually with lighter (sometimes a darker almost reddish) brown skin, pronounced cheekbones, large smooth foreheads. and long straight noses.

          I’ve lived around plenty of them in my life, as there was a sizable community in Colorado where I grew up and I see people of all sorts here in New York. This girl doesn’t remind me in the least of Somali women.

          You’re seeing what you want to see in this girl’s features. Why resort to such? But given the nature of your misleading-titled article, it seems you have no problem resorting to red herrings here.

      • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

        You’re merely making a crude assumption here, and you apparently pretty oblivious of the nature of hair weaves. This woman doesn’t even have telltale Somalian features.

        Somalian women are distinctively longer faces with longer noses and typically with heads that taper down from the head down towards the chin.

        I’ve known plenty of Somali women and this woman reminds me nothing close to typical Somali physiological features.

  • Drakken

    Another lefty progressive who just got bit by reality at the Mall of Africa, haahahahahahaahahahhaah it doesn’t get any better than that.

  • bill

    If Black failures are caused by single-family moms and poverty, then why aren’t Asians failing nearly as much?

    -http://datacenter.kidscount.org/data/tables/107-children-in-single-parent-families-by#detailed/1/any/false/867,133,38,35,18/10,168,9,12,1,13,185/432,431
    Single mom families, by race: Blacks 67%; Asian 17%.

    -http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/acsbr11-17.pdf Poverty rates by race:
    Black 27%; Asian 12%

    But compare the two groups:

    FBI report on “Crime in the United States,” 2010, fbi.gov Blacks committed 45
    times more murders, 27 times more rapes, 57 times more robberies and 34 times more burglaries than Asians.

    https://resources.oncourse.iu.edu/access/content/group/SP10-BL-POLS-Y490-26253/schram-contextualizing%20welfare%20policy.pdf Black families receive 19 times more welfare than Asian families.

    http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr61/nvsr61_05.pdf The illegitimacy rate for Blacks is over four times that of Asians.

    http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr62/nvsr62_01.pdf The birthrate for Black mothers aged 10 to 14 years old is nine times that of Asians.

    http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/01/high-school-graduation-rate-at-highest-level-in-three-decades/ The Black high school drop out rate is three times that of Asians.

    http://nces.ed.gov/ssbr/pages/adultliteracy.asp?IndID=32 Asians are six times more proficient in reading than Blacks.

    http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/cri… The Black arrest rate for violent crimes is 40 times that of Asians.

    • chuckie2u

      Thank the Democrat policy makers in Washington for the problems. It all started with LBJ and his “Waaaaaa on poverty “.

      • bill

        The demise of the Constitution started long before LBJ.
        8/31/1910 Osawatomie, Kansas, Republican T. Roosevelt
        proclaims the progressive agenda — national health care, social security and the championing of unions (the vanguard of all such movements) — and discards the Constitution: “This, I know, implies a policy of a far more active governmental interference with social and economic conditions in this country
        than we have yet had, but I THINK WE HAVE GOT TO FACE THE FACT THAT SUCH AN INCREASE IN GOVERNMENT CONTROL IS NOW NECESSARY.”

        Dem. pres. Wilson (1913-21) tells us why we work: “You are
        not here merely to make a living. You are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. YOU ARE HERE TO ENRICH THE WORLD. You impoverish yourself if you forget this errand.”

        FDR’s “Second Bill of Rights” included the “right”: to “earn
        enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation”; of every family to a “decent home”; “to be free from economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment.” (Speech to Congress on 1/11/44)

  • Catler

    Any time a liberal gets a beat down, that is a good thing!

  • chuckie2u

    Seems he was Blessed for his multi-cultural bias and pro-criminal stance. He got exactly what he deserved.

  • Wangchuck

    “Somali, rather than African American look.”

    Using this criteria, when the far-right revives, you’ll be the first one we throw out, right by your hooked nose, hopefully landing on your sloping forehead as your beady eyes process what has happened to your money-grubbing self.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Are we comparing noses now? Better be sure about that one first.

      • Wangchuck

        I’m white, but nothing irritates me more than the arrogance of an uppity Yid.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          You’ve obviously never had a serious rash.

  • truebearing

    Will getting robbed, then beaten by two black girls, change his advocacy for the very people who committed these crimes against him? Not likely. Andrew is like so many others in this country who don’t, or can’t, understand the consequences of their own beliefs. Liberals are congenitally incapable, or unwilling, to think through the ramifications of their politics. Worse, they are so delusional about their own saintliness, they actually think racist blacks can identify them as “special.”

    • Hass

      Yep, you’re bang on mate.

  • Max

    You Sir are easy pickins!

  • Chris

    They should prosecute him for going after them and starting the fight. Don’t liberals hate “Stand Your Ground” laws ? Legally he should have run the other way and not chased them.

    These radical liberal democrats will ruin this country if we let them. It is not too late but we must vote to get it back.

  • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

    “But whoever his attackers were, Mark Andrew ended up on the receiving end of the consequences of his pro-crime and pro-illegal immigration policies.”

    Your argument would only truly have weight here if his attackers truly were Somali immigrants, perhaps here illegally. Otherwise, you’re simply coinciding the different issue to exploit the situation towards your views, making a whole lot of assumptions. You know, in logic, we call this a “red herring.”

    • Daniel Greenfield

      It has weight either way due to his pro-crime policies.

  • Hass

    “Hundreds of shoppers witnessed the incident, but no one intervened because ‘they were too afraid”

    And why should they? They probably would’ve been charged a hate crime of some sort.

    But, he got his right Flaming whack if you ask me.

  • Hard Little Machine

    He should apologize for being white and privileged.