Uptick in Somali Gang News

Taylor put out a request:

Ed should start tracking how many stories about Somali youth there are in the weeks before and the weeks after that NYTimes piece and see if there’s any change.

Here’s one way to measure it. Check out Google News Timeline.

A search for “somani gangs minneapolis” brought back this pattern of news stories mentioning those three terms:

Somali Gangs Minneapolis News Stories

Looks like Taylor may be onto something here.

I’d like to see someone go around town to shoot a video showing each of the points of interest mentioned in the NY Times piece. Hang out at the Starbucks on Riverside, the travel agency, the Towers, etc. That would add another layer to the story. Or, create a Google Earth tour of the locations.

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