SUAB HMONG NEWS (06/20/2017) – Two Marathon County men, Neng Vang, 49, and Fong Xiong, 45, and an Appleton man, Song Leng Vang, 62, arrested for threatening to duplicate the shooting carried out by 45 year-old Nengmy Vang in March 2017. The three made the threats following a domestic dispute with their wives.
Song Leng Vang (Appleton man) was arrested and judge set a $10,000 cash bond and ordered him not to harass or intimidate witness or victims. Song Leng Vang’s next court hearing is scheduled for June 22, 2017.
Neng Vang (Marathon County man) was arrested in May 2017 and Fong Xiong (Marathon County man) was arrested five days after the shooting by Nengmy Vang in March.
Two men from Marathon County are now free on bond.
On the newsline 9:
Everest Metro Police Chief Wally Sparks said that he and other community leaders need to address domestic violence in traditional Hmong households.
“We come across cases where Hmong women are often treated as second-class citizens,” Sparks tells Newsline 9 in a exclusive interview about the subject. “It’s our job to take care of those who can’t take care of themselves.”
Sparks is working alongside Executive Director of the Women’s Community Jane Graham Jennings to help Hmong women, who they said are often mistreated because of traditional values.
“We have to be real careful that this doesn’t become a racial thing,” she said. “However, within the current situation of the copycats, it’s all within the [Hmong] community.”
“You have a conflict between a culture and our laws,” Chief Sparks added. “Well, then the culture needs to yield to our system of laws.”