Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Somali Cultural Enrichment Comes to Buffalo

Cultural Enrichment News

I posted last night about a Somali grooming-and-pimping gang that has been operating in Minnesota and Tennessee, among other places. Now comes a smaller but deadlier culturally enriched crime involving Somalis, this time in Buffalo, New York.

The incident has a Mohammed Coefficient of 200%.

Here’s the story from The Buffalo News. If I understand the article correctly, the suspected murderer is actually a security guard at the offices of the newspaper reporting on the crime:

Man Charged With Murder in Beating Death of Stepson, 10

A 10-year-old boy was found dead in the basement of his Guilford Street home late Tuesday and his stepfather, Ali Mohamed Mohamud, has been charged with second-degree murder, Chief of Detectives Dennis J. Richards announced this afternoon.

Mohamud, 40, took his stepson, Abdifatah Mohamud, into the basement of the family home, which is near the Broadway Market, to discipline him and proceeded to beat him to death, possibly with a blunt object, police said.

Ferry-Fillmore District Police Officer Christopher Fields responded to a missing person call at 10:40 p.m. and was let inside the house, where, moments later, he found the boy’s body in the basement.

The stepfather, Richards said, had left the house earlier in a red Subaru Forester and Fields radioed a “pick-up” request for the vehicle, which was spotted parked in the vicinity of Washington and Scott streets.

Investigating officers learned that Mohamud worked as a security officer for U.S. Security Associates at The Buffalo News, where he was arrested within an hour of the initial call and without incident, the chief added.

The News is located at the intersection of Washington and Scott.

“The suspect made a statement to police indicating his involvement in the death of his stepson,” Richards said. “There are certain indications the victim had been beaten. It was a disturbing scene.”

A neighbor said the family, which consists of three older children and three younger children, is from Somalia. Mohamud, Richards said, has been in the country for a decade.

The neighbor added that Mohamud is a naturalized U.S. citizen.

Homicide Det. Sgt. James Lonergan is heading the continuing investigation into the killing.

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Hat tip: MS.


Dedicated_Dad said...

That M.C. was 300%, no?

Baron Bodissey said...

Dedicated --

No, the formula for the Mohammed Coefficient is:

(number of Mohammeds)÷(number of people)

Normally I only include perps, which is why this one is 200% (2 ÷ 1). If the victim had been included, it would be 3 ÷ 2 = 150%.