On the day of the closing of the case of Lozano v. City of Hazleton against the Illegal Immigration Relief Act, the true nature of crime increase in Hazleton, Pennsylvania reared its ugly head.
A group of Hispanic teens, who routinely walk down the middle of the street after school and refuse to move for vehicles, viciously attacked and stabbed a man who was driving his car down the street. I'm not sure if these are gang members, but it sure sounds like it to me.
Hazleton Standard Speaker
According to Hazleton police, 23-year-old Craig Mason of Hazleton was assaulted by several Hispanic males.
A witness at the scene said 17 or 18 Hispanic teens believed to be on their way home from school were involved in the assault on Mason...
According to another person who witnessed the confrontation, Mason tried to drive down Lincoln Street but was blocked as the large group of teens refused to move off the street to allow the car to go by.
The witness said the male driver got out of his car and said something to the group.
The group moved toward the man all at once and started swinging and kicking the man, according to the witness.
A trail of blood could be seen on Lincoln Street between Fourth and Fifth streets.
A few Lincoln Street residents said a large group of Hispanic teens walks straight up Lincoln Street almost every day after school lets out and refuses to move when cars approach.
Sounds like gang activity to me. Of course just ignore this incident as the ACLU and others would have you believe there is no crime increase in Hazleton, it's all just a figment of the police and citizen's imagination.