The left’s latest experiment with segregation has certainly started out with a bang. This September, New York City opened the nation’s first taxpayer-funded school for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered teens—Harvey Milk High School—and a crime wave is already underway.
Last week, police arrested five cross-dressing Harvey Milk students who posed as female hookers and robbed men who approached them for sex. According to news reports, the teens dressed up as female hookers, and when would-be johns approached to solicit sex, other students posing as cops would start “arresting” the men.
After allegedly taking wallets, cash, ATM and credit cards—and apparently brandishing a gun in at least one case—the students would say something like, “You’re not such a bad guy,” and “release” the men. But before the men were set free, several of them divulged their PIN numbers, allowing the Harvey Milk students to withdraw as much as $1200 from each person’s account.
Police say that the spree of at least six robberies started on October 5th, and was only halted last week when an officer recognized one of the suspects from a photo taken by a bank surveillance camera.
So far, there has been little discussion in the media about the potential role of Harvey Milk High School. If it had been only one incident, that would be understandable.
But it was a full-fledged crime ring—and they weren’t the first criminal charges brought against the gay school’s students.
Last month, three Harvey Milk students were charged with gang assault after a group of teens stabbed a man in the back with a screwdriver in the parking lot of a Starbucks coffee shop across the street from the school. Several of the alleged criminals’ classmate’s told the media that the victim had made homophobic remarks, but police told the New York Daily News, “This was not motivated by him seeking to harass them about being gay.”
The police official also told the Daily News, “The Harvey Milk students were the aggressors.”
And police officials are holding out the possibility of more arrests to come, saying, “The case is absolutely still under investigation.”
How ironic that a school that was supposedly established to shelter gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered (meaning transsexual or transvestite) teens has become the home of what appears to be a growing crime syndicate.
Joel Mowbray, who got his start with Townhall.com, is an award-winning investigative journalist, nationally-syndicated columnist and author of Dangerous Diplomacy: How the State Department Threatens America's Security.
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