We've got the assault video that was pulled by YouTube
The YouTube video of a group of punks roaming Twin Cities streets as they tackle pedestrians, knock down bike riders, shove little kids around and threaten bystanders -- for kicks -- is now being investigated by police after a public outcry.
And even though YouTube pulled the video, we have a copy of it (see below), thanks to some outraged members of the bike community archived it before YouTube made it unavailable.
The video was originally posted on the mabdi001 channel on YouTube. In it, a group of kids described by the clip's author as Somalis each look into the camera as their names are superimposed on the screen. Before each attack, one of them looks into the lens and says, "watch this," before attacking someone.
"There is great concern. You can't watch the video and not feel a sense of outrage, that what you're seeing in the video is actually occurring, and there's no reason to believe it's not," St. Paul police spokesman Paul Schnell told MPR .
Minneapolis police also said they were looking at the tape.
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