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Tuesday night at the Saloon we discussed:
A tad bit of humor from President Ronald Wilson Reagan;
Ken McClenton is the Exservative Conservative — or is he?
Fresno State U: white chicks dabble with Islamic burkas;
“Wearing a hijab can be very liberating,” says ignorant GOWP bint;
“Allahu Akhbar” says black Fresno racist killer of 4, gangbanger & rapper;
Hillary Clinton confirms this has “nothing to do with Islam;”
“You Gone Need Me Before I Need You” = Racist Killer Rap;
Chicago’s devastating, murderous Easter weekend;
Cleveland’s Easter killer was a Muslim who visited the Islamic Center of Cleveland;
Jersey Joe, the Reaver of Common Sense, gives us a sense of his history and life;
Tucker Carlson vs gun control advocate; gets “shot down” by Carlson;
Sheriff David Clarke proffers solutions to Chicago’s problem;
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In the pouring rain, the 23-year-old man pulled a fur-lined hood over his head and stood on the porch of his younger brother’s home in the Douglas Park neighborhood early Sunday, watching police investigate the city’s first homicide of the weekend.
The man said he heard people arguing and throwing bottles at each other about 2:30 a.m. before the shots rang out. He said he went to check on what was happening three doors down but then stopped, retreated back.
“When I noticed the commotion, I headed the other direction,” he said, as he was getting ready to go to work as a truck driver. “There’s a reason for the rain. Only God knew this was going to happen.”
The fatal shooting of Tywan Anderson, 23, in the 1300 block of South Fairfield Avenue, half a block north of Mount Sinai Hospital, marked the only fatality among 29 people who were shot from Saturday to Sunday morning, officials said. Of the people shot, three were teenagers — ages 14, 15 and 17.
Woo-hoo. In the city with the strictest gun laws in the nation. How well they work. Wait. I have a great idea. Let’s make them even more constrictive. That will solve everything.
The problem is real: 762 people were murdered in Chicago last year, a stunning 58 percent jump in homicides from 2015. So large was the sharp, sudden increase in homicides in one of America’s largest cities that it tangibly raised the entire nation’s homicide rate higher for 2016. But nobody really knows why it’s happening.
Is that true? No one knows why it’s happening?
Even the data on one of the most obvious possible causes—a sudden shift in policing tactics—offers little clarity. Street stops had been in steady decline since early 2014, when they peaked at 80,000 stops per month. By October 2015, they reached 60,000 per month and then plummeted sharply to 10,000 stops by December 2015. At first glance, that would seem to correlate with the sudden surge of in 2016.
Despite the low death rate, the number of wounded for the holiday weekend has far exceeded that of the last three years.
While the focus has often been misplaced on the police in the Windy City, those killed in confrontations with cops is relatively low. For instance, in 2016, only four of the city’s 717 shooting deaths were at the hands of police. Thus far this year, there have been no police-involved shootings.
Let’s first listen to America’s Sheriff, David Clarke.
Sheriff Clarke: Look, this guy continually for eight years has rubbed the stain of slavery, has rubbed white people’s nose in the stain of slavery. He’s done it for eight years. He’s about 150 years removed from slavery. Nobody said forget about it but you have to move on at some point and he will not allow America to do that. And until he leaves the White House we’re going to continue to have to put up with this nonsense. People are tired of it, they’ve proved it on November 8th that Latinos, black people, white people, and other ethnicities have said we’ve had enough of this racial divide in America, and they really want to move on from it. But this president will not allow them to do that.
Obama has consistently taken the immediate side of American blacks. From, first, 2009:
“But I think it’s fair to say, No. 1, any of us would be pretty angry; No. 2, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home; and, No. 3 … that there’s a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately.”
The part the American Media Maggots conveniently forgot to include:
“I don’t know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts, what role race played,” Obama said Wednesday night while taking questions after a White House news conference.
But that’s okay, the Divider-In-Chief had a job to do and a meme to follow. The American Media Maggots owed total obeisance and provided same, blindly and without question.
The President has acknowledged that he fueled the controversy when he said that the police “acted stupidly” for arresting Prof Gates after he protested vociferously about Sgt Crowley’s actions during a burglary investigation.
Van Jones: The right wing and the law enforcement establishment brought the wrath of God down on the White House. I was there, and suddenly he’s (Obama) forced to do a beer summit to sit eye-to-eye with a racist police officer. As a black man, even the most powerful man in the world cannot speak about race and, if he does, he’s then forced to sit humbly across the table from a racist police officer.
And therein the tone was set for eight extremely difficult and costly years. Barack Hussein Obama sought not to unite, but to divide on as many levels as he could construct.
As the Divider-In-Chief, Obama’s entire agenda revolved around striating people by class, sex, race, religion, earnings, region, state, city, county, clothing, music, laws, wages, bathroom, healthcare, culture, employment, family, mode of transport, piercings, energy consumption, food, cable channels watched, tattoos, light bulbs, media consumed, social settings, the way you view America, even your writings, statements and thoughts.
Few answers as Chicago hit with worst violence in nearly 20 years
by Jeremy Gorner
A persistent reality for some of Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods, violence unnerved far reaches of the city in 2016 as shootings and homicides soared. Not since the drug-fueled bloodshed of the mid-1990s had the city witnessed such a toll.
Some neighborhoods, already scarred and gutted by years of violence, suffered inordinately. But the danger spread into more neighborhoods, too, and randomness became an all-too-familiar element to many shootings.
Grim milestones added up: The deadliest month in 23 years. The deadliest day in 13 years. 4,300 people shot. As the year wound down, with the promise of a new year coming soon, a violent Christmas Day.
Perhaps it might be said that Leftist and Demorat policies are finally catching up with reality.
In 2016, about 91 percent of Chicago’s homicides were committed with a firearm, up from 88 percent last year, the study showed. When you compare that with 1998, the last time Chicago recorded over 700 homicides, about 76 percent of those victims were killed with guns, official Police Department statistics show.
Los Angeles’ homicides committed with guns averaged 72 percent from 2011 to 2015, and 60 percent in New York City, the study noted.
Then there is this.
Looking back to 1998, when Chicago recorded 704 homicides, the city was in the midst of a homicide decline from more than 900 earlier in the decade. The turn of the millennium saw a bottoming out, with homicides dropping to 453 at the end of 2004 — around the time the Police Department began relying on computerized data to know where to deploy officers where they’re needed the most. The tally rose again somewhat, then went down again in 2014, when the city recorded 416 slayings.
Continue reading. About this time you should be asking yourself one profound and fundamental question. Yet let us continue, from the AP.org:
1 of Chicago’s bloodiest years ends with 762 homicides
by Don Babwin
CHICAGO (AP) — One of the most violent years in Chicago history ended with a sobering tally: 762 homicides, the most in two decades in the city and more than New York and Los Angeles combined.
Please let that brain-soak a moment. More than NY and LA combined.
Violent crime in L.A. jumps for third straight year as police deal with gang, homeless issues
by Cindy Chang and Maya Lau
Violent crime increased in Los Angeles for the third straight year as police tried to stem a rash of homicides and gang-related shootings while dealing with a growing homeless population.
With more than 290 people killed in the city this year, homicides also rose for the third year in a row. Still, the city remains far safer than a decade ago, when 480 people were killed and there were 46% more robberies than this year.
Relatively speaking, Los Angeles doesn’t have shite on the major eastern high-rise, high-population, low-footprint, urban rat cages because it is so spread out. Except:
Overall, violent crime was up by 10% over last year and 38% over two years ago.
Imagine that. After the passage of AB 109, Prop 47 and Prop 57, Californians are shocked — shocked, I tell you — that crime is rising.
Marijuana is lawful. The threshold for property crimes amounting to a felony has risen from $400 to $950. Stealing a firearm out of a car is only — ho-hum — a misdemeanor. Property crime is therefore rising. Juvenile prostitution is now legal. California cities exist as social petri-dish experiments where actual citizen safety and common decency is secondary. Disdain for any form of authority is likewise rising.
A year ago, the Superior Court judges who hear such cases stopped issuing bench warrants for no-show defendants. And just last month, Judge Christopher Hite in the court’s traffic division — where quality-of-life citations are handled — flushed all 64,713 outstanding warrants that had been issued for such cases from January 2011 through October 2015.
The judge who did that, by the way, is a former public defender. Please commence with the “I didn’t see that coming” comments.
What might that make the officers issuing those citations think? Perhaps that their work is unvalued, completely disregarded? Perhaps law enforcement might be realizing that “if that’s the kind of law enforcement you want, that’s the kind of law enforcement you’re going to get”?
The anti-police climate is clearly emboldening criminals of all stripes, from murderers to anarchists to teenagers.
I can tell you unequivocally why crime in certain cities and areas is rising. There are currently over 20 agencies being monitored by the feds and operating under a consent decree. Law enforcement agencies nationwide are being told that they “over-police.” They are being told they cannot stop and frisk. Their administrations are, because of social politics, becoming indifferent. Support is vanishing. Cops are guilty first. Micromanaging is the norm. Discretion is removed. Public concern for the lives of LEOs is not as strong as its concern for the lives of suspects.
Additionally, ambushes of police are at their highest in over a decade, more than 20 deaths in 2016 due to ambush. This helps to create a climate where people feel justified in assaulting law enforcement officers. People are beginning to think they possess not just a right but a duty to resist any form of arrest or hands-on involvement by law enforcement.
A bulletin last week by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, a federal agency that supports local police departments, counted the number of officers killed by ambush as 20 so far this year, up from six in 2015. Organizations that record police officer deaths, such as the FBI and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, vary in their exact numbers, but all agree that fatal ambush attacks have reached the highest level in more than ten years.
Consequently, because of directives and the obvious, officers are pulling back from what is known as “self-initiated activity.”
Yes, officers are handling the calls to which they are dispatched with professionalism and integrity, but in terms of digging into the neighborhood or the community, they have withdrawn because they have been told explicitly to do so by their administrators, and/or via pressure from community leaders, societal pressure, and self-interest.
Crime rates and statistics are also trending up because of little follow-up by prosecutors on impolitical cases, and by recent propositions and laws that have decriminalized some acts, reduced them from felonies to misdemeanors, or eliminated them wholesale. I again point out AB 109, Prop 47 and Prop 57 in California. Property crimes and crimes involving drugs have skyrocketed because criminals are not stupid.
Law enforcement officers realize they are already targeted for ambush, injury and death. Their situations are to the point where they must recognize and handle not only officer survival but, examining the long run, career survival. Just like anyone else they have bills to pay, mortgages, families, children, personal obligations.
UNITED STATES – JANUARY 5: A controversial painting by Missouri student David Pulphus depicting police as animals hangs in the tunnel connecting the U.S. Capitol to the Cannon House Office building as part of the annual student art exhibit on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. The painting was selected as the 2016 Congressional Art Competition winner from Rep. William Lacy Clay’s district in the St. Louis area. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
I wonder why law enforcement thinks this painting, created by a black NFL player, might be offensive and denigrates officers nationwide?
I have always said that America gets the kind of policing it deserves. The Ferguson Effect truly does exist and was acknowledged by FBI’s Director James Comey.
Cops are human. They respond to pressure and directives. They also want to go home to their families and loved ones at the end of watch. Accused of over-policing? Yes, many are saying, we are responding to your demands.
Yes, there is a correlation. It pleases Leftists but, perhaps soon, they may not be quite so pleased.
(CNN) At least 19 people were killed and 26 injured in a stabbing spree at a facility for disabled people west of Tokyo, making it one of Japan’s deadliest mass killings since World War II. Nine men and 10 women, ranging in age from 18 to 70, were killed in the attack.
Officer Satomi Kurihara of the Sagamihara Fire Department confirmed the death toll at the Tsukui Yamayuri-en facility in Sagamihara, a residential area approximately 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of the capital.
Satoshi Uematsu, a 26-year-old who worked at the facility until February, broke in through a window about 2 a.m. Tuesday (1 p.m. ET Monday), Kanagawa Prefecture officials said at a news conference.
Because, as we all know — and Leftists know this best of all — if we eliminate firearms wholesale, then violence will simply plummet and go away. All will be well with the world, birds will sing, clouds will part and the sun will shine.
“What’s the frequency, Kenneth?” Dan Rather knows.
Yes, Leftists are in fact that naive. Logic and the nature of humanity, as I’ve written before, eludes the deluded.
The following table shows the number and percent of murder victims in the United States by the cause of death. Weapons used or cause of death include guns, stabbing, blunt objects, strangulation, arson, and more.
Weapons used or cause of death
feet, or pushing
1. Refers to club, hammer, etc.
2. Before 1973, includes drowning.
3. Includes poison, explosives, unknown, drowning, asphyxiation, narcotics, other means, and weapons not stated.
Source: Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Uniform Crime Reports for the United States, 1997, 2007 and 2008; Crime in the United States 2011, 2012.
But let’s stop dancing around the issue of “gun control.” Let’s get down to brass tacks: Demorats and Leftists want out-and-out gun confiscation. Make no mistake about that. Hillary Clinton and all other power elites have their own private police forces. You don’t. They have “theirs” and that is all they care about.
When you get down to it, Leftists and Demorats will only be satisfied when there exists the complete removal of firearms from American citizens. The outright trampling of the Second Amendment. What’s left? Tire irons? Knives?
But here’s one thing you won’t be able to do with a knife or a rock or a lamp or a baseball bat or a torch or a pitchfork: defend yourself against a government. Oppose oppressive government regimes. Governments, all governments, our government, will always be armed with heavy, military grade weapons. Historically, our Second Amendment does not exist to allow Americans to hunt. That’s a ridiculous claim when made by anyone. The Second Amendment exists in America in order to resist tyranny in any form and that includes an over-reaching government, foreign or domestic.
Demorats and Leftists are not grounded in reality. They are only versed in power and money. The citizenry can be armed or it can be disarmed. Those who are disarmed are called Proles, Serfs, Groundlings, Commoners.
In the meantime, criminals will still commit crimes, the mentally unstable will still be unstable, and Leftists will still be unable to grasp these fundamental concepts.
It’s the customary Barack Hussein Obama response whenever guns are used in violence: gun control. We need more gun control. It’s the standard Mark I, Model I retort for Obama and Leftists and Demorats. We need more gun control — though in the bulk of these cases the suspects did not violate the law and would not have otherwise been able to be stopped. “More gun control” simply penalizes one group of persons: the law abiding, not the law breaking. This simple fact completely eludes the deluded.
There should therefore be truck control for France, pressure cooker control for Massachusetts and knife control for much of the rest of the world.
Yet the meme continues, pushed, shoved and agendized by Mr Obama, Leftists and our American Media Maggots.
In Europe, guns are involved in 36 percent of murders and knives are involved in 43 percent. Where is the cry for “knife control”?
But here’s one thing you won’t be able to do with a knife: defend yourself against a government. Oppose oppressive government regimes. Governments, all governments, our government, will always be armed with heavy, military grade weapons. Historically, our Second Amendment does not exist to allow Americans to hunt. That’s a ridiculous claim when made by anyone. The Second Amendment exists in America in order to resist tyranny in any form and that includes an over-reaching government, foreign or domestic.
We all know what occurs when you take a knife to a gun fight. The only solution to an evil person with a gun is another gun. Period. Most of these recent mass killers shoot themselves or surrender when confronted with armed resistance. They are completely aware of so-called “gun free zones.” They know what will happen when law enforcement arrives.
As the great Divider-In-Chief, here is what one of your black minions, Cleveland Brown player Isaiah Crowell, posted on Instagram.
This is but a small portion of the offensive material going out on social media against law enforcement.
Notice any similarity, Mr Obama? This is your doing sir. Your doing. I am not the only one who believes this. Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke calls Barack Hussein Obama the Cop Hater-In-Chief.
Sheriff Clarke was interviewed by Don Lemon on CNN last night and had had enough. You must watch the full interview.
Let us not forget that Black Lives Matter was created behind an outright lie — the lie of “hands up don’t shoot.” Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson had the full force of the federal government fall down on him as a host of 100 FBI agents descended upon Ferguson in order to prove him a racist, a liar, a bad cop, the outright assassin of Michael Brown.
Officer Darren Wilson was cleared entirely but his life was destroyed. He can never be a law enforcement officer again because of his perceived stigma.
Let me say that again: Black Lives Matter was predicated but upon a LIE, and consists now of mostly racist individuals whose words are murderous themselves and whose members foment and partake of violence.
As the great Divider-In-Chief and, as I am wont to say, the Racist-In-Chief, Obama is quick to conclude that law enforcement officers are swine. It is Barack Obama who stated Trayvon Martin could be his son. In one way, sir, yes, perhaps he could indeed. But not in the manner he perhaps envisioned. I don’t mean that in a good way, you see. Rhetoric uber alles, Mr Obama, for It was Obama who said “if they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.”
Today Barack Obama said that cops need to “admit their failures.” Perhaps you should turn that burning and accusing finger towards yourself sir and examine your own rhetoric, your own lack of leadership, your own clear biases and prejudices.
It is Barack Hussein Obama who acts without facts. As I wrote earlier:
Obama sets the tone and the pace for the administration in DC and, by dint of that, the tone for the rest of those who follow he and his fellow political Leftists.
Trayvon Martin became Barack Hussein Obama’s son. Obama didn’t have all the facts but proclaimed Martin a victim. Zimmermann was found not guilty, though Obama had already found him guilty.
Obama stated with Bully Pulpit firmness that the Cambridge Police Department “acted stupidly” in the arrest of professor Henry Gates, though Obama didn’t have all the facts. Gates, by the way, just “happened” to be a personal black friend of Obama’s.
Obama’s attitude of Officer Darren Wilson was that of guilt, though Wilson was never indicted or charged. Wilson’s life was, however, ruined forever though not convicted of any crime.
Holder had the opportunity to make a statement when Black Panthers barricaded the polls in Philadelphia with weapons they carried, but Holder refused to take any actions whatsoever.
Obama has fanned racist flames, whenever he could, in Ferguson and in Baltimore. It’s no secret that he wants to federalize police nationally.
Cops are not saints and there are racist cops. I readily admit that; I’d be a fool not to.
A black male was baldly murdered for taking leg bail on a white police officer following a traffic stop. That cop, University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing, now in fact does face murder charges for the killing of Sanuel DuBose in July of 2015. DeKalb County (GA) Police Officer Robert Olsen was indicted for murder in January of this year involving the shooting of Anthony Hill, a naked black man with PTSD. A Portsmouth (VA) police officer, Stephen Rankin, was indicted for murder in September of 2015 for the shooting death of William Chapman, a black young man, stemming from a shoplifting call at a WalMart when Chapman charged at the officer
But these are the few exceptions and not the rule. This doesn’t count Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson who was not charged at all after the shooting of Michael Brown, as well as countless other officers uncharged in various shootings around the country. This also doesn’t take into account the white males who have been shot and killed at the hands of black police officers — a fact entirely unaddressed by media.
Statistically, roughly 5% of police shootings fall under circumstances that are questionable according to the Washington Post. The vast majority of individuals shot and killed by police officers were armed with guns and killed after attacking police officers or civilians or making other direct threats. Of the 960 people killed by police in 2015, 564 were armed with a gun. 281 were armed with another weapon. Almost half have been white, a quarter have been black and one-sixth have been Hispanic.
On October 24th of last year, my department lost Deputy Danny Oliver, who was shot and killed during a suspicious person contact adjacent a motel. That same suspect fled the scene, shot a civilian, and then killed Placer County Sheriff’s Detective Michael Davis Jr a short time later. Detective Michael David Davis Jr. was killed 26 years — to the day — after his own law enforcement father was killed. Both deputies were slain by a Mexican national who had been deported twice and had drug arrests.
“The rule of law makes society possible,” Mr Barack Hussein Obama said today during a news conference regarding Baton Rouge. There is a staggering lack of leadership in this nation because of Barack Hussein Obama and, in my opinion, this is quite purposeful for the reasons via the examples I illustrated above. Mr Obama by his words and actions and continuing tendencies has set a tone and created a climate that has emboldened and empowered people to push and challenge law enforcement to the point where officers nationwide are being ambushed and assassinated outright.
Because of this “tone,” the NAACP is now calling for certain police departments to be defunded.
Mr Obama sets the tone for the nation. Tone noted. And I’m so very tired of it.
“Rule of law.” Right, Mr Obama. The same “rule of law” continuously avoided by those in power, such as Hillary Rodham Clinton, yourself, William Jefferson Clinton and any number of the political power brokers in DC, aided and abetted by Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch, James Comey and others too numerous to mention.
“All animals are equal, some are more equal than others.”
“Rule of law” you say, Mr Barack Hussein Obama?
America needs to have the back of its law enforcement officers. We should be thankful for its Silverbacks and its Sheepdogs. I am still a Sheepdog.
When all you do, however, is attack your Sheepdogs, then the wolves appear in greater numbers and threaten your sheep.