BZ’s Berserk Bobcat Saloon Radio Show, Tuesday, 1-2-18, let’s say goodbye to 2017!

The first BZ show of 2018 on the SHR Media Network, the theme tonight was “Let’s Tell 2017 to Get The Hell Out.” We accomplished this by way of articles, audio, songs and reminiscing — and, oh yeah, BZ “got down” and “boogied” to those very same songs. Not kidding. Watch the video.

Featuring Right thinking from a left brain, doing the job the American Media Maggots won’t, embracing ubiquitous, sagacious perspicacity and broadcasting behind enemy lines in Occupied Fornicalia from the veritable Belly of the Beast, the Bill Mill in Sacramento, Fornicalia, I continue to proffer my thanks to the SHR Media Network for allowing me to utilize their studio and hijack their air twice weekly, Tuesdays and Thursdays, thanks to my shameless contract, as well as appear on the Sack Heads Radio Show each Wednesday evening.

Truth in advertising.

I’d like to thank the SHR Media Network owners, Shaun and Clint, for their confidence in me. 2017 was my first year on their network. Their network; not mine. Which is why I’m grateful for my opportunity. I’d also like to thank all of the listeners and watchers I’ve managed to gain despite my terrible late night hours — which I freely chose — via the live broadcast, the chat room and via podcast. I actually had people come out and say “you have the best show on the SHR Media Network.” To you I say: my most heartfelt thanks. I shall endeavor to persevere.

The topics covered in the Saloon included:

  • Happy Stories and Good Times:
  • The lava lamp continues to look like something from a Ridley Scott sci-fi movie;
  • Trump reduced refugee admissions by 70%: excellent!
  • ICE Acting Director Homen to California: I’ll be doubling down in your state!
  • The most significant and under-reported stories of 2017;
  • London crime rate skyrockets in every category: rape, theft, homicide, fraud, knife and gun crimes — and turns to Muslim crap under Mayor Sadiq Khan, a Muslim: didn’t see that coming at all;
  • Angela Merkel will be recorded as single-handedly destroying all of Europe;
  • As crime is increasing in London, crime is increasing in Baltimore. Why?
  • What is The Ferguson Effect? What happened with LAPD in the 1990s?
  • Pew Research: 17 Striking Findings in 2017;
  • We need to move back to “merit-based immigration” as we did until 1965;
  • Trump media three times more negative than Obama; just 5% positive;
  • Trump’s approval rating now is 45% — the same percentile as Obama’s 1st year;
  • Let’s cry with Leftists as Donald Trump gets elected;
  • Let’s bob, weave, dance and get down with BZ as he plays some cool videos;
  • Kurt Schlichter article: “Trump Ends 2017 Residing In His Enemies’ Heads;”
  • David French article: “It’s Not Just Tone And Style”;
  • BZ reviews the stultifyingly-Leftist movie DOWNSIZING. Avoid it completely;
  • The state of Hollywood, CGI, stories, writing;
  • The NFL has no idea what’s coming in 2018;

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This Thursday: ALLEN THOMAS will appear in the Saloon and will speak about the paranormal, UFOs, ghosts, unexplained activity and, of course, Bigfoot and Sasquatch because Allen — who has his own YouTube channel called the “Squatch Zone” — is a Sasquatch researcher, hunter and reporter.

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As ever, thank you so kindly for listening, commenting, and interacting in the chat room or listening later via podcast.

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Want to work for Baltimore PD?

I didn’t think so.

Apparently, no one else does either.


Baltimore Police Working To Retain Officers Despite High Crime & Overtime Issues

by Mike Hellgren

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — There’s growing concern over a shortage of police officers in Baltimore City. Despite ramping up recruiting efforts, there’s still big turnover in the department.

For only the second time in the last two decades, Baltimore hits 100 homicides before the end of April.

The murder rate is up 30 percent over last year — a grim milestone. The murder that pushed the city over the  100-mark happened on Lombard Street, one of the busiest intersections downtown.

The number of officers is at its lowest point that it’s been in the past decade, which has become cause for concern.

The city is operating with hundreds of fewer officers than at any point over the past decade.

Considering Baltimore PD, the city itself, its contentious relationship with its mayor and attorney general, this is not a shocking situation with which the police department finds itself.

The department is spending almost $1 million dollars a month just on overtime to keep up.

That’s what immediately occurs when you have insufficient personnel to cover various shifts and assignments. It’s a stopgap measure and usually challenges the budget of the applicable city or county. It’s also a measure that generally irritates the specific county supervisors, city mayors or managers involved.

This is very telling information with a rather insightful statement proffered from a citizen.

It’s noticeable to community activist Ericka Alston-Buck, with Penn-North Kids Safe Zone.

“When I walk up to one of the officers, the first thing I ask is what district are you out of, because 9o percent of the time, they’re not a western district officer,  so everyone is working overtime.”

“There needs to be something attractive about being a police officer here in Baltimore City. I don’t see the attraction,” she says.

Apparently neither do a lot of other people.

Because these days that, above, is the attraction. Translated: not so much. How many Millennials and GenZr’s are interested in that kind of confrontation, with no reaction allowed?

The issue just didn’t emerge this week. BPD began having recruitment issues directly following the Freddie Gray incident.

What to do? I know. Relax standards. Hello, anyone remember Rampart?

A bright spot now for recruitment efforts: Maryland regulators just relaxed standards for marijuana use, making more people eligible to become officers.

Outstanding. More officers laboring under the influence of THC. Good for the manufacturer of Doritos, perhaps.

The beginning salary for a city officer is just under $49,000 plus benefits.

That’s what starting custodians make in California schools. Custodians who have no responsibility to wield power, arrest people or utilize deadly force.

This at a time when Baltimore just hit 100 homicides prior to the end of April, up 30% from last year at the same time. But pay close attention; the issue in Baltimore isn’t about pay necessarily. It’s about applicants. There aren’t enough. They can’t fill the positions they already have, much less attempt to expand the department.

Why would that be?

It stems from a number of factors, to include Black Lives Matter and the “hands up don’t shoot” lie.

The Ferguson Effect is another factor as the label of “overpolicing” has been charged to American departments. The uptick in the shootings of officers is also an issue, not necessarily the consequence of a given call but specifically the ambushing and targeting for assassination of police officers while on duty.

Baltimore is now also operating under a federal consent decree as it has been accused of over policing.

Some in Chicago, for example, are even calling for the entire defunding of the Chicago Police Department.

Following the Freddie Gray death, state attorney general Marilyn Mosby charged seven Baltimore Police officers, five of whom are black. Not one officer has been found guilty, and charges were dropped entirely on three of the officers. Over policing? How about Mosby’s over-charging? A federal judge in January allowed a suit against Mosby for malicious prosecution to proceed.

People are now concluding there are too many marks in the negative column as opposed to the positive column regarding a police officer career in the city of Baltimore.

But it isn’t only Baltimore affected. Police recruiting around the country is down and becoming quite difficult. The attrition rate for police officers (14%) is higher than both nursing (12%) and teaching (13%). Pay, “disqualifying behaviors,” and credit problems are also issues,

This all gets down to riots, this gets down to crime, and this gets down to war. What commonality do rioters, criminals and despots have? They are all predators of opportunity and weakness.

With that in common, what happens when people stage a riot and there is no one to respond? What occurs when there is a crime and there is no one to respond? What happens when there is a war and there is no one to defend the nation?

What happens when you run out of Sheepdogs to defend the Sheep against the wolves?

Ask the citizens of Berkeley on Saturday, April 15th, when Americans were left to fight it out on the streets of the United States as law enforcement officers were either forced to or willingly allowed violence to occur directly in front of their eyes.

What happens then?



Baltimore officers charged with manslaughter

From the

Prosecutors Charge 6 Baltimore Officers in Freddie Gray Death

by Alan Blinder and Richard Perez-Pena

BALTIMORE — Prosecutors here, in an unexpected announcement, said Friday they had probable cause to file homicide, manslaughter and misconduct charges against police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, who died after sustaining a spinal cord injury while in police custody.

In a news conference, the state’s attorney in Baltimore, Marilyn J. Mosby, described repeated mistreatment of Mr. Gray. Time and again, she said, officers abused him, arresting him without grounds and violating police procedure by putting him in handcuffs and leg restraints in the van without putting a seatbelt on him.

Ms. Mosby also said the officers had repeatedly failed to seek medical attention for Mr. Gray after he was injured. By the time he was removed from the van, she said, “Mr. Gray was no longer breathing at all.”

“We have probable cause to file criminal charges,” Ms. Mosby said.

I sense this is going to be a long, hot summer.

More to follow.