Lewiston Living in Fear: One Man Killed in Clash with Young Somali Mob

***UPDATE, 6/16/18***

The victim of this brutal beating has unfortunately passed away.

Donald Giusti, 38, of Lewiston, succumbed to his injuries Friday at Central Maine Medical Center.

If anyone is is interested in donating to help the family pay for Giusti’s funeral services, donations can be made at the Salvation Army on 67 Park St. in Lewiston. Just let them know you’re looking to donate to services for Donald Giusti.

In a low-blow, a Portland Press Herald “journalist” chose the day of Giusti’s — or Donny as his friends called him — death to criticize the father of two’s character. The characterization appears to be an attempt to mitigate the blame for the assailants.

Maine First Media’s prayers are with Giusti’s friends and family in this difficult time.


6/14/18, Maine First Media Staff Report,

In the aftermath of uncharted tensions between Somalis and non-Somalis in Lewiston, one man is fighting for his life after being hit with a brick during a violent brawl.

According to Lewiston Police, the street fight broke out on Knox St. near Kennedy Park around 10:45 pm Tuesday night.

At least two dozen teenagers and pre-teens swarmed and assaulted three adult men with bats, sticks, rocks, bricks, fists and feet.

Above is cellphone video from the scene following the brutal beating.

According to Lewiston Police Department Public Information Officer, Lieutenant Dave St. Pierre, Maine State Police are now the lead agency investigating the potentially fatal incident. The handover is due to the critical nature of the victim’s condition. Lt. St. Pierre says Lewiston police are still aiding in the investigation.

While there is no official police report on what caused the melee, by piecing together various witness accounts, we can give a very basic outline.

Residents say tensions were high as harassment in the area around the park has been particularly bad the past couple of moths — including previous attacks by a gang of Somali kids at Kennedy Park. Word had spread about an anticipated fight that was going to erupt at the park Tuesday evening. So, a group of friends gathered looking for retribution. From witness reports it does sound like some members of the group had been drinking.

At one point, a car drove by and passengers opened fire into Kennedy Park with BB or pellet guns. The vehicle pulled over on Knox St., a few people from the park — including the victim — rushed over to confront the mob in the car.

Almost instantly, the three men were bombarded by at least a couple dozen young Somalis brandishing weapons. Police arrived quickly, but the assailants had already fled the scene.

One man –who was beaten with a brick to the head — was taken to the hospital and is listed in critical condition.

Wednesday, emotions were still boiling as residents gathered and discussed the tragic events of the prior night. According to Lt. St. Pierre, there were no further confrontations.

“To my knowledge, there have been no outward confrontations,” Lt. St. Pierre said. “Though people have been milling about and this issue is certainly a topic of concern for the community.”

Many residents who live in the area say they are in fear. Some Lewiston parents say they’re even scared to take their kids to the park.

Following an attack last month, Lewiston Police added extra patrols to Kennedy Park. Still, many Lewiston residents wish more could be done to make the city safe again. A common suggestion has been adding security cameras to the Kennedy Park area.

Lt. St. Pierre tells Maine First Media police do already have cameras pointing to various locations of the park.

If you have any information that could help with the investigation, Lt. St. Pierre urges you to contact State Police at 207-624-7200.

Maine First Media will continue to report on any new developments to this story.

  • Deport the invaders. Why do they want this to happen there? Those in government there are complicit and even organized the attacks. Something evil this way comes. I would say Soros is paying government officials to organize the invaders to destroy the state.

  • The month of Ramadan is historically violent. https://www.thereligionofpeace.com/attacks/attacks.aspx?Yr=Last30

    No, it’s not because Muslims are more cranky from fasting. It’s that Imams and jihadists up their ante of violence based on previous battles that took place in Islam’s early history during this month such as the Battle of Badr, the Battle of Gaudalete and the Battle of Hattin, etc.

    Is this the reason for these recent attacks in Lewiston? We’ll never know because the Police Dept. will continue to remain clueless about Sharia law. The Left, which is responsible for seeding these violent non-assimilating people into our communities, has no answer either because their multicultural agenda trumps the safety of law abiding Americans.

    • There should be no excuse at all for that if they cannot control there temper than they should be doing it or going out the house cause if we were to do something like that murder would be the case… They need to do something about it cause it is just gonna get worse..

  • Just keep repeating, “Diversity is our strength.”, “Diversity is our strength.”, “Diversity is our strength.”…

  • Of all the people in the world, somalis would be the last ones I would have allowed to be imported to our country. Our government at st work. And Catholic charities. Thanks a lot. Anyone ever see Black Hawk Down? Really, thanks a lot. TRUMP 2020.

    • Yep Catholic charities. From a Pope who cares more about climate change than the homosexual rot within the Church it doen’t surprise me. Christians killed all over the world and nothing he says confronts the source….Islam.

    • I agree! First we had to house, cloth, feed and educate them and now we will be supporting their offspring in jail. Just great.

  • Thanks to the government for importing these people. Thanks to catholic charities for helping. Anyone remember Black Hawk Down? Really, thanks a lot. TRUMP 2020.

  • What good are the cameras if the Lewiston Police Department is not going to do anything about the Somali punks?
    They know that the police and schools, etc are afraid of being called racist and they know they won’t be sought.
    It’s the same in Portland. I’m surprised this hasn’t happened there yet.
    The teachers are told to let the “elders” take care of it.
    Um. No. They come here they assimilate to our culture. If they want to continue living in their rotten culture they left in Somalia, they can go back.
    Too bad Catholic Charities of Maine doesn’t offer to send them back if they want.
    CCME has made money on this whole scam and that is all they care about. They did not bring these people here out of a good heart.

  • Catholic charities. From a social justice warrior Pope who has more in common with Soros than Jesus yep the migrant crisis, the LGBT/homosexual crisis, the abortion crisis will only get worse. Politics is downstream from culture and religion esp a great one like Catholicism should be leading the culture. Sadly Catholicism is being led by a heritical Pope.

  • they don’t appreciate being here in the USA and they don’t want to be American. Catholic Charities is and should be held responsible. The family should find a lawyer and sue the pants off of Catholic Charities and the town of Lewiston for not providing a safe place. SEND THEM ALL HOME.

  • Absolutely sickening when are we as Americans going to go to Lewiston and end this bull probably never because nobody wants to be called “racist”

  • For those who aren’t aware … that park is DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET from the LEWISTON POLICE DEPARTMENT. In the article regarding last month’s attack, the police had implied they couldn’t get to the scene “on time” …

    I have a hot anger burning in the pit of my stomach when I realize that my home town is in this mess, and that the OFFICIALS are being disingenuous about it. That slippery slimy public response is only going to serve to *get more people killed* … THE people who voted in them office, who pay their salaries, and who count on them to PROTECT and DEFEND.

    History will have a very jaundiced opinion of what is going on in Lewiston, and the people who are allowing it to worsen.

  • This is an open carry state as well as concealed carry state. Time to show these punks you will defend yourselves. Maybe bring some big fearless guys to the park with you. Maybe protest in front of the police station.

    • My name is jeremy..im 335 lbs of rock…id be glad to get together with some more men of my build and stature to educate these punks…..anyone else interested or is it all just talk

  • These rat bastards need to be deported but we’re keeping those responsible for killing that young man! I say they should hang! Everyone should be carrying that live near or around that park. The Somali filth have totally overrun that part of the city. They are a growing cancer that needs to be extinguished. Over privileged/placated Somalians are true scum. They live off our money and yet they think they can get away with bringing violence upon Americans? Hell no.

  • Those who waived them over the border are the real enemy, the head of the serpent.
    The Somalis are just the body.

  • they are doing this because they are extreaml;y violent and animalistic savages and they will continue to rape and kill and spend their life doing do till they are rotting in prison adn it will be hard as hell to get therm there because th e liberals have brought these satanic evil people to our country to vote for them and to bring ciaos and destruction so to help take our guns rights dumb down the gene pool

  • th e somalis dont even belong in this county 90 percent of them are getting 3000 a month disability and food and free insurance they are sick lazy worthless eaters who rape kill destroy even canabalism is part of their culure trump needs to deport every one who the sick liberals brought over here the last 20 years and has done nothing but suck off us for free and or committed a serious mistemenor or felony they come from a savage land that respects no one they are wild beast just a hand full can even live civilly

  • This is why people must be filtered before coming into this country. They have no respect for American culture or it’s laws. They live here for years and never assimilate to the laws of America.

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