Hmong Shooter Apparently a Polygamist
Chai Vang, 36, is reportedly a
naturalized citizen who has been living here 25 years.
Many of the news stories refer to a culture clash
between Hmong and Americans, which is not exactly true.
Now newspapers that regularly publish multicultural puff
pieces lauding diversity must admit to
ongoing conflict between Hmong immigrants and
Americans over property rights. Not only that, the Hmong
are known for taking egregious numbers of fish and deer
in violation of posted conservation limits which are
there to preserve species for everyone.
The term "culture clash" presumes
difference between equals, while the Hmong refugees have
refused to assimilate to American laws regarding
property and wildlife management, among others including
In fact, Mr. Vang is himself an
apparent polygamist a detail tucked unobtrusively
longish article. "While the police reports on
the December 2001 domestic incident indicate Say Xiong
was the suspect`s wife, on Monday the Associated Press
interviewed a woman named Deu Khang , 37, who
identified herself as Chai Soua Vang`s `cultural` wife."
For more about the
unfortunate American victims, see the photo and posting