The wrong ethnic group

June 6, 2011

Two dozen charged in Midwest Hmong gambling and drug ring

MILWAUKEE, June 2 (Reuters) – Twenty-four people were charged Thursday with federal drug trafficking and gambling offenses in a ring that stretched from the Pacific Northwest to Minnesota, Milwaukee and northern Illinois.

Following a year-long investigation, the defendants, all of Hmong descent, were charged with conspiring to possess with intent to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana, and 13 were accused with operating an illegal gambling business, said U.S. Attorney James Santelle.

Today, your reporters wrote an article about a drug/gambling ring bust. You specifically stated these individuals are of Hmong ethnic descent.

Well, seems your reporter needs to get his facts straight before he splashes an ethnic group all over the Internet. The names of these individuals were released, and these people are not even Hmong. Please retract this article, and correct the information.

I myself am Hmong, and I find it very insulting to defame the Hmong like this.


Get your facts straight before you make stupid accusations. Your ignorance is disgusting.

The list of those arrested AREN’T Hmong at all. Not a single one.

We can’t trust Reuters stories. Where do you hire your people?

Mr. T.

Your reporter should check his information prior to publishing. Additionally, as a respected news organization, Reuters should verify its reporters’ articles prior to publishing them as well.

Please remove “Hmong” and its history out of your article. Please do your homework before you starting naming ethnic group and damaging our Hmong reputation. We do not appreciate you putting finger on the Hmong.


This was a very bad mistake. Of course we corrected it, but lots and lots of readers notice and complained: GBU Editor

An estimated 3,000 Hmong and Lao vetarns, most clad in U.S. Army camouflage fatigues, gather May 14 beside the Vietnam Veterans Memorial for what organizers called long-overdue recognition of their contribution to the U.S. cause in Southeast Asia from 1961 to 1975. REUTERS

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