An honest assessment from a public defender’s career. Sad but accurate.

We hear the PC version of life according to those no longer actually inside that life.  Here is a person who dealt with crime from the position of a public defender.  Still hoping for a different outcome, this lawyer has realized this particular hope will never be satisfied.

I am a public defender in a large southern metropolitan area. Fewer than ten percent of the people in the area I serve are black but over 90 per cent of my clients are black. The remaining ten percent are mainly Hispanics but there are a few whites.

I have no explanation for why this is, but crime has racial patterns. Hispanics usually commit two kinds of crime: sexual assault on children and driving under the influence. Blacks commit many violent crimes but very few sex crimes. The handful of whites I see commit all kinds of crimes. In my many years as a public defender I have represented only three Asians, and one was half black.

As a young lawyer, I believed the official story that blacks are law abiding, intelligent, family-oriented people, but are so poor they must turn to crime to survive. Actual black behavior was a shock to me.

The media invariably sugarcoat black behavior. Even the news reports of the very crimes I dealt with in court were slanted. Television news intentionally leaves out unflattering facts about the accused, and sometimes omits names that are obviously black. All this rocked my liberal, tolerant beliefs, but it took me years to set aside my illusions and accept the reality of what I see every day. I have now served thousands of blacks and their families, protecting their rights and defending them in court. What follow are my observations.

Although blacks are only a small percentage of our community, the courthouse is filled with them: the halls and gallery benches are overflowing with black defendants, families, and crime victims. Most whites with business in court arrive quietly, dress appropriately, and keep their heads down. They get in and get out–if they can–as fast as they can. For blacks, the courthouse is like a carnival. They all seem to know each other: hundreds and hundreds each day, gossiping, laughing loudly, waving, and crowding the halls.

When I am appointed to represent a client I introduce myself and explain that I am his lawyer. I explain the court process and my role in it, and I ask the client some basic questions about himself. At this stage, I can tell with great accuracy how people will react. Hispanics are extremely polite and deferential. An Hispanic will never call me by my first name and will answer my questions directly and with appropriate respect for my position. Whites are similarly respectful.

A black man will never call me Mr. Smith; I am always “Mike.” It is not unusual for a 19-year-old black to refer to me as “dog.” A black may mumble complaints about everything I say, and roll his eyes when I politely interrupt so I can continue with my explanation. Also, everything I say to blacks must be at about the third-grade level. If I slip and use adult language, they get angry because they think I am flaunting my superiority.

At the early stages of a case, I explain the process to my clients. I often do not yet have the information in the police reports. Blacks are unable to understand that I do not yet have answers to all of their questions, but that I will by a certain date. They live in the here and the now and are unable to wait for anything. Usually, by the second meeting with the client I have most of the police reports and understand their case.

Unlike people of other races, blacks never see their lawyer as someone who is there to help them. I am a part of the system against which they are waging war. They often explode with anger at me and are quick to blame me for anything that goes wrong in their case.

We’ve all seen this.  The black thug element believes the system is out to get him. Not because he’s a criminal, but because he is black. A message taught him over generations.  Lack of personal accountability is a way of life in the thug community.

The Constitution allows a defendant to make three crucial decisions in his case. He decides whether to plea guilty or not guilty. He decides whether to have a bench trial or a jury trial. He decides whether he will testify or whether he will remain silent. A client who insists on testifying is almost always making a terrible mistake, but I cannot stop him.

Most blacks are unable to speak English well. They cannot conjugate verbs. They have a poor grasp of verb tenses. They have a limited vocabulary. They cannot speak without swearing. They often become hostile on the stand. Many, when they testify, show a complete lack of empathy and are unable to conceal a morality based on the satisfaction of immediate, base needs. This is a disaster, especially in a jury trial. Most jurors are white, and are appalled by the demeanor of uneducated, criminal blacks.

Prosecutors are delighted when a black defendant takes the stand. It is like shooting fish in a barrel. However, the defense usually gets to cross-examine the black victim, who is likely to make just as bad an impression on the stand as the defendant. This is an invaluable gift to the defense, because jurors may not convict a defendant—even if they think he is guilty—if they dislike the victim even more than they dislike the defendant.

This is also true-

The decision to plea to a lesser charge turns on the strength of the evidence. When blacks ask the ultimate question—”Will we win at trial?”—I tell them I cannot know, but I then describe the strengths and weaknesses of our case. The weaknesses are usually obvious: There are five eyewitnesses against you. Or, you made a confession to both the detective and your grandmother. They found you in possession of a pink cell phone with a case that has rhinestones spelling the name of the victim of the robbery. There is a video of the murderer wearing the same shirt you were wearing when you were arrested, which has the words “In Da Houz” on the back, not to mention you have the same “RIP Pookie 7/4/12” tattoo on your neck as the man in the video. Etc.

If you tell a black man that the evidence is very harmful to his case, he will blame you. “You ain’t workin’ fo’ me.” “It like you workin’ with da State.” Every public defender hears this. The more you try to explain the evidence to a black man, the angrier he gets. It is my firm belief many black are unable to discuss the evidence against them rationally because they cannot view things from the perspective of others.

 

The cellie who knows the law.

I can attest from personal experience dealing with different kinds of criminals that black street thug criminals are everything the PD has described above and worse.  I actually interviewed one who had stolen from another person.  He said to me the following- and I paraphrase:

 I didn’t steal it from him. It was never his to begin with.  He could not hold onto it, which means it was never his to begin with, it was always mine. He was just holding onto it until I came along.

For a second I thought he was kidding. But he was dead serious because that is how things worked in his world.

This inability to see things from someone else’s perspective helps explain why there are so many black criminals. They do not understand the pain they are inflicting on others. One of my robbery clients is a good example. He and two co-defendants walked into a small store run by two young women. All three men were wearing masks. They drew handguns and ordered the women into a back room. One man beat a girl with his gun. The second man stood over the second girl while the third man emptied the cash register. All of this was on video.

My client was the one who beat the girl. When he asked me, “What are our chances at trial?” I said, “Not so good.” He immediately got angry, raised his voice, and accused me of working with the prosecution. I asked him how he thought a jury would react to the video. “They don’t care,” he said. I told him the jury would probably feel deeply sympathetic towards these two women and would be angry at him because of how he treated them. I asked him whether he felt bad for the women he had beaten and terrorized. He told me what I suspected—what too many blacks say about the suffering of others: “What do I care? She ain’t me. She ain’t kin. Don’t even know her.”

Years ago a Sheriff Office agent worked a series of ATM robberies that targeted white elderly women (this was back in the nineties).  The suspects were all young black males. When they were caught they confessed. In the confessions they were asked why elderly white females.  Their answer was chilling and applicable to today’s issues.

“Because we wanted to make sure they knew who they really needed to be afraid of.”

Where does this anger and almost psychotic disconnect come from? The easy answer is no fathers, the harder answer is this whole segment of society is imploding, and taking innocent victims along with it.  Back when I was young, the mothers and grandmothers ran the family and a young black male was respectful and afraid of his grandmother.  Today, it is different.

Many black defendants don’t even have mothers who care about them. Many are raised by grandmothers after the state removes the children from an incompetent teenaged mother. Many of these mothers and grandmothers are mentally unstable, and are completely disconnected from the realities they face in court and in life. A 47-year-old grandmother will deny that her grandson has gang ties even though his forehead is tattooed with a gang sign or slogan. When I point this out in as kind and understanding way as I can, she screams at me. When black women start screaming, they invoke the name of Jesus and shout swear words in the same breath.

Black women have great faith in God, but they have a twisted understanding of His role. They do not pray for strength or courage. They pray for results: the satisfaction of immediate needs. One of my clients was a black woman who prayed in a circle with her accomplices for God’s protection from the police before they would set out to commit a robbery.

The mothers and grandmothers pray in the hallways–not for justice, but for acquittal. When I explain that the evidence that their beloved child murdered the shop keeper is overwhelming, and that he should accept the very fair plea bargain I have negotiated, they will tell me that he is going to trial and will “ride with the Lord.” They tell me they speak to God every day and He assures them that the young man will be acquitted.

The mothers and grandmothers do not seem to be able to imagine and understand the consequences of going to trial and losing. Some–and this is a shocking reality it took me a long time to grasp–don’t really care what happens to the client, but want to make it look as though they care. This means pounding their chests in righteous indignation, and insisting on going to trial despite terrible evidence. They refuse to listen to the one person–me–who has the knowledge to make the best recommendation. These people soon lose interest in the case, and stop showing up after about the third or fourth court date. It is then easier for me to convince the client to act in his own best interests and accept a plea agreement.

Part of the problem is that underclass black women begin having babies at age 15. They continue to have babies, with different black men, until they have had five or six. These women do not go to school. They do not work. They are not ashamed to live on public money. They plan their entire lives around the expectation that they will always get free money and never have to work. I do not see this among whites, Hispanics, or any other people.

Yep. What he said. I’ve seen it. Now I’ve seen good black parents keep their kids in line, and if they strayed wore them out until they got back in line. But that is a shrinking percentage.  As the generations pass and grow further from Martin Luther King’s belief in equality and accountability, the Samuel L Jackson theory of life gains popularity.  Simply put it is always somebody else’s fault you are a shithead.

And will most likely stay a shithead for life.

From time to time the media report that although blacks are 12 percent of the population they are 40 percent of the prison population. This is supposed to be an outrage that results from unfair treatment by the criminal justice system. What the media only hint at is another staggering reality: recidivism. Black men are arrested and convicted over and over. It is typical for a black man to have five felony convictions before the age of 30. This kind of record is rare among whites and Hispanics, and probably even rarer among Asians.

At one time our office was looking for a motto that defined our philosophy. Someone joked that it should be: “Doesn’t everyone deserve an eleventh chance?”

I am a liberal. I believe that those of us who are able to produce abundance have a moral duty to provide basic food, shelter, and medical care for those who cannot care for themselves. I believe we have this duty even to those who can care for themselves but don’t. This world view requires compassion and a willingness to act on it.

My experience has taught me that we live in a nation in which a jury is more likely to convict a black defendant who has committed a crime against a white. Even the dullest of blacks know this. There would be a lot more black-on-white crime if this were not the case.

However, my experience has also taught me that blacks are different by almost any measure to all other people. They cannot reason as well. They cannot communicate as well. They cannot control their impulses as well. They are a threat to all who cross their paths, black and non-black alike.

And this from the guy who supposed to hold out hope beyond the rest of us- a liberal public defender!

I think his last point is the best- no more PC. We must speak the truth. Make SLJ stop singing about the police and start talking about the general breakdown of his own culture.

I do not know the solution to this problem. I do know that it is wrong to deceive the public. Whatever solutions we seek should be based on the truth rather than what we would prefer was the truth. As for myself, I will continue do my duty to protect the rights of all who need me.

Good luck.  Sadly, you are going to stay busy.

 

 

 

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A different kind of “class.” Obama and GWB Christmas gifts.

We all witnessed Obama’s self centered “I get mine” attitude.  Embarrassing and truly not surprising noting his personality flaws.

I think he really rang the bell on this one, not because of its global importance, but quite the opposite, it is the smallness of the moment that explains so much about who he is as a person.

So this is what his advisors had in mind when they said he feels “liberated” after the election. Now, as a late-stage lame duck, he’s free to be the d*ck he always wanted to be but couldn’t for fear of the electoral consequences.

If “You’re Only President Once” means anything, it means telling a pair of Army officers who’ve spent months planning their Hawaiian dream wedding that they’ll have to make way because you simply must, must golf at that very hour.

It was the second time that day that the couple heard from the nation’s commander in chief, whose affinity for golf has, at times, caused political headaches for the White House. Stationed in Hawaii and knowing the president spends his Christmas holiday on the islands, they invited him to their ceremony on a lark. They had received a letter earlier on Saturday saying Obama regretted he couldn’t come and wishing them happiness on their wedding day.

“It was kind of ironic they got the letter from them and then, within hours, they were told they had to be moved due to him,” Jamie McCarthy, Mallue’s sister, said in an interview. “It was emotional, especially for her—she’s the bride and in less than 24 hours they had to change everything they had planned.”

[A]nyone planning an event at the course when the president may be in town is warned about the potential for last-minute shuffling, said Naile Brennan, manager of K Bay Catering, which was handling logistics for the wedding. Brennan said they had other sites ready to go, and the couple ended up choosing the lush, green lawn near the home of Colonel Eric Schaefer, the commanding officer of the base, which offers an elevated view near the 16th hole.

I’m tempted to call this The Most Obama Thing Ever but realistically it is and can only be number two on that list. To make it to number one, O would have had to tee off while standing underneath the couple’s trellis, the ball perched atop a champagne glass engraved with their initials, while the bride sobbed quietly in the background. He’s got two years as president left; I give him 50/50 odds of making it happen eventually.

It is the pettiness of the offense.  Not that he did it, but that his attitude encourages his staff to be as dismissive.  If your boss is a d*ck,  and likes it, chances are he will eventually be surrounded by d*cks. It’s a magnetic thing I guess.

But on the other side of this is GWB.  Like or hate him, you cannot get around the fact he was just a decent person.  We can only wonder what his presidency would have been like had there been no 9/11.  A glimpse in the possibilities is given to us by Joseph Curl and his experiences around Christmas.

Every year, in the week between Christmas and New Year‘s, I think about George W. Bush.

It was in that week each year for the eight years I covered him as a reporter that he gave me a spectacular gift — and he knew it.

I started covering the newly elected president in 2000, when I was in my 30s. Back then, as a reporter for The Washington Times, we went everywhere the president went. If he went to Charlotte, North Carolina, to give a 30-minute speech on an airport tarmac, we went. Up at 4 a.m., an hourlong commute to Andrews Air Force Base, in place on the ground hours before POTUS landed, and there for hours and hours after he left — sometimes right through the evening news so network reporters could file live from the site.

We also went with the president to Texas every summer — often for a month — and every winter, too, over the holidays.

But here’s the thing: In December, we never left Washington, D.C., until the day after Christmas. Never. Mr. Bush and his wife, Laura, would always depart the White House a few days before the holiday and hunker down at Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland. After a few years, I asked a low-level White House staffer why.

I still remember what she said: “So all of us can be with our families on Christmas.”

Who was “us”? Hundreds and hundreds of people, that’s who. Sure, the reporters who covered the president, but also dozens and dozens on his staff, 100 Secret Service agents, maybe more, and all of those city cops required whenever the president’s on the move in D.C.

For me, that one-day delay was huge. My kids were 6 and 8 years old when Mr. Bush took office. When he went home to Prairie Chapel that last time in 2009, my girl was driving, the boy was 6 foot 1. But in the meantime, I was home for eight Christmas mornings, playing Santa, stoking the fire, mixing up hot chocolates.

That was President Bush. And every year for the past five, I’ve thought about what that meant to me. (By the way, some years, I got holiday duty, which meant I was off to Waco, Texas, the day after Christmas. But once again, the Bush White House had us covered: A press plane flew out with the president, and back then, reporters could pay $100 per family member for the plane ride. So sometimes, the family went along. For the kids, it was an adventure; for me, well, we were all together.)

All that has changed with President Obama. No more press plane, for one. Reporters are on their own — so taking family is, say, $1,000 a pop. Not likely. And this president would never delay his trip to his island getaway. He’s off every year well before Christmas. Hundreds and hundreds head off with him, leaving family behind.

No Christmas at home. Instead, the Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. Nice, but not exactly home.

And that’s the point here.  Quality of character manifests itself in so many different ways.  Bad character does the same.  GWB would have never made that couple move over a round of golf. In fact, he’d probably work it in that he got to stop by and congratulate the young couple personally.

Class isn’t just about income or access or race.  It is about the heart.  Or lack of it.

 

 

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Getting the threat of being a police officer wrong. Deaths are up, but so are assaults.

A recent liberal article stating that being a police officer was safer than before was hard to read. Simply because the article took one statistic- the number of deaths of officers in the line of duty- and said because the deaths went down it was safer.  And around that one point the writer built an entire article about how it was the police officer’s fault for the ongoing conflict between black thugs and law enforcement.

 

Sadly, the lack of interest in the truth reflects an agenda we can never change.  Bottom line is this, it is far more dangerous today than before.  Here is one statistic you don’t see- the assaults on officer in 2013 totaling 49,851.  FIFTY THOUSAND attacks on police while trying to do their job. If the police assaulted fifty thousand people, just because they could, it would be a real front page story.  But the assaults aren’t the police trying to be mean, it is usually the police reacting to a combative suspect, who chooses not to comply. Once a rarity, it is becoming standard behavior to resist arrest as though it were a game, or a “right.”

At some point people are going to have to take responsibility for themselves and their own actions.

Now for some inconvenient facts:

  • According to the FBI, an estimated 11,302,102 people were arrested in 2013.

  • During those arrests 49,851 Officers were assaulted while performing their duties, which averages 9.3 assaults per 100 officers.

  • There are approximately 400 deaths attributed to police each year, many of whom resisted arrest or attacked the police. That’s a death during 0.0035 of all arrests.  Even if you are overly cautious and put the number around 1,000 per year, that’s still a death during 0.0088 of all arrests, again the majority of whom were killed after resisting arrest.

  • More than 99.99% of arrests result in no deadly force.

Now the question is why aren’t the deaths of the police or the injuries suffered by the people we pay to maintain order a big deal?  The reason is there is an assumption that because we took on the job of a police officer being injured or killed is part of the job.

It is not.

Murdered because he served.

Nowhere in the contracts we sign or the social contract we have with society does it state we should take beatings or be killed. Not there, and I challenge anyone to find it.  This concept is a creation of a declining society not willing to accept their responsibility in keeping a society healthy.  We’ve seen how that element acts towards us and each other.

Reuters touches on one single point- deaths by firearms. But they don’t want to touch on the fact each and every day the police face potential death by the hands of strangers, who don’t know the officer, just see the color blue and want to kill it. When the color blue tells them to do something, it has become accept BY ALL PARTS OF AMERICA to protest as though that was a right.

(Reuters) – Gun related deaths of U.S. law enforcement officers rose by 56 percent in 2014 compared to the previous year, with about one-third of officers killed in an ambush, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund said on Tuesday.

Across the country, 50 officers were killed by guns in 2014 compared to 32 in 2013, according to the website of the non-profit fund, which aims to increase safety for law enforcement officers.

The most deadly states were California, Texas, New York, Florida and Georgia, the group said.

“Fifteen officers were shot and killed in ambush, more than any other circumstance of fatal shootings in 2014,” the website said.

American Thinker posted a great article, one I urge everyone to read.  The title is “Non-Notable Deaths for 2014″.   Why non-notable? Because it was cops.  At one time in Britain a police officer’s death was a national tragedy, and the citizens reacted accordingly.  A death of a cop was a violation of British society.  They understood the contract between the two.  In America, we are basically anti-authority.  We love Billy the Kid and hated Pat Garrett.  We love John Dillinger and hated J Edgar Hoover.  And so on.

But in this article American Thinker listed the deaths and the events BEHIND the deaths.  Think about this- what if this were your world. The place you went to work every day. How would you view your life, the world, the risks, and how would you perform or interact with the citizenry?

But there are some individuals whose deaths made headlines in their own towns, and, very occasionally, nationwide.  These men then disappeared into the anonymity from which they had briefly emerged.  None made the Times’ D list.

They are the police officers killed in the line of duty.  In a year in which Michael Brown and Eric Garner were hailed as martyrs, and St. Trayvon was still worshipped, these cops deserve to be remembered, and honored — particularly the nearly 40% of the 47 police officers gunned down in 2014 who were shot by African-American males.

The European-American and Hispanic killers were the usual mix:  thugs, gang-bangers, including illegals, psychotics, and psychopaths.  At least one was the now familiar type who watched movies and played video games all day in his room in his parents’ house.  Two were motivated by anti-government sentiments, and so received nation-wide publicity.   “Patriots” Jerad and Amanda Miller drove across the country to support Cliven Bundy, but their rants disturbed other demonstrators, and they were asked to leave Bundy’s property.  They then shot Las Vegas Police officers Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo point-blank as the two men were eating lunch in a restaurant.   Survivalist and Serbian war re-enactor Eric Frein ambushed Pennsylvania State Trooper Byron Dickson as he walked out the front door of the State Police barracks in Blooming Grove.

AT goes on to list them.  Again, take the time to read and think what how the officers involved were doing or thinking just before they were murdered.  It usually goes that way, one second you are okay, the next you are being killed. Violent and quick.  And final.

Watch this video from 2013. This is a cop’s life. The black man, an intelligent, not crazy person with military background, without reason, steps out of his car and starts shooting. The suspect had his kids inside. Why in the world did he do it?  And where was the white cops kill black people randomly element here?

I think the response from his family members are revealing.  Just think if YOUR family member had been shot and you hear this.

Relatives said Allen, a father of five and an Army Reserve veteran who worked as a construction engineer between 2009 and 2012, was returning to his native South Carolina at the time of shooting.

He was caught traveling at 76 mph in a construction zone before he was pulled over.

His family said it was out of his character for him to pull a gun on an officer.

‘He would have never shot at a police official or anyone of the law,’ his cousin, Will Wright III, said. ‘He would not have missed the kill shot either.’

Won’t have missed the kill shot?? WTF?

Here are some more, all I’m sure followed up with the comments by family member stating the following:

1. The suspect was “getting his life together.”

2. Was “going back to school to get his degree.”

3.  “He would never hurt anyone. It must be a mistake.” Even though the suspect had a criminal record including shootings, robberies and drug offenses.

4. And of course the “It was the cop’s fault” meme.

In other cases, the killers didn’t have a record, but wanted to avoid an arrest.

Allen Bares, an off-duty deputy sheriff in Vermillion Parish, Louisiana, was mowing his lawn late in the afternoon on June 24th when he saw two young black males acting suspiciously.  They’d driven a stolen Lexus into a ditch.  Bares phoned in a report, then went up to the men and identified himself as a police officer.  He was shot several times, according to a neighbor, and “the young fellows” drove off in his truck.  Quintylan Richards and Baylon Taylor were arrested soon after the killing.

Another officer killed while questioning an individual about suspicious activity was Alexander Thalmann of New Bern, North Carolina.  He and his partner approached Bryan Stallings on March 28 at 11:45 p.m.  The suspect ran away from the police, pulled out a handgun, and fired on the two officers.  Thalmann, 22, a former Marine who had served only seven months with the police department, was struck in the head.  He left behind his mother, two sisters, and a brother.

The aftermath of the shooting was revealing.  Like Barrack Obama addressing the nation after the Fort Hood massacre, the mayor of New Bern, the appropriately named Dana Outlaw, had more pressing things on his mind than the killing of one of his officers.  In a Facebook post after the killing, he expatiated on the good weather before mentioning Thalmann.  He then cancelled a memorial service for the officer and attended the funeral of Stallings.  The killer had a long criminal record that included resisting arrest, assaulting an officer, larceny, possession of drugs, and lewd and lascivious conduct with a girl under sixteen.

Also typical was the coverage in the local media, concluding with a long defense of Stallings from a friend and witness.

Unlike Bares and Thalmann, Perry Renn knew he was dealing with a dangerous suspect.  On July 5th, he responded to a 911 call that a man was discharging a semi-automatic rifle at an intersection in Indianapolis.  As Renn and his partner approached the man, he began firing at them, hitting Renn three times.

The coverage was even more egregious than in the New Bern paper.  An article in the Indy Star brimmed with sympathy for the killer, Major Davis, Jr., a violent criminal with a long arrest record.  Family members placed the blame squarely on the police.

Renn, 51, a former paratrooper with 82nd Airborne, joined the Indianapolis Metropolitan PD after ten years in the Army.  He served 21 years as a patrol officer, and left behind his wife, parents, sister, and seven nieces and nephews.

The rest of the article highlights the deaths of good men and women trying to do the right thing in a society that is circling the toilet, in large part due to the bad policies and politics of the Progressive Left.

What the Left doesn’t get is once the dog is off the leash, initially targeting the hated police, that particular dog will turn and bite anyone it can reach.  Madness possesses no reason.

Okay, we can title this “It just gets funnier every time I watch it!” or “The many uses of the common hammer.”

And there will be many, many more to watch in the future.

Welcome to the Madness.

 

 

 

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Why didn’t the gun go off, the “FTP” in full color. Another example of the gunning down of cops by black youths. Thanks Obama.

It’s on.  I would love to say different, but I am now convinced the thug community, emboldened by riots, media, Obama, Holder and the rest, are now going to act out and try and kill police, and other authority figures, randomly, just like back in the late sixties and seventies.

I got a text from an active officer today saying some of the old guys were saying it felt the same way.  I agreed. I was just starting with my young career in the late seventies, and it was sporty at times.

But back in that day, when I was a teenager, the elements were different.

First, police had the backing of the community and if they whipped or shot someone who was doing a bad thing, nobody even blinked.  So the rules were clear for everyone involved, good and bad.  You beat a police officer and get shot for it- shame on you.  You shoot a cop and the police ran you to the ground and shot you- shame on you.

Second,  the bad guys understood they could attack the police, but then hell would rain down on them, and except for the lefties, nobody cared.  It created a safe environment where the bad guys CHOSE not to do anything too bad, because they knew what was coming.

Now it is different.  Now the police won’t engage to the extent that is necessary. And no, I don’t support over aggressive policing and the up arming of their departments.  What I’m saying is while the police may appear too aggressive, partially because they are forced to treat everyone “equal” as to not look biased (thanks lawyers and training), but in reality they are reacting to the possibility somebody is trying to kill them. Yet, when faced with the real attack, as shown in an earlier set of videos, they worry their actions will be criticized and they may suffer.  It causes hesitation.  So when they SHOULD be aggressive, they aren’t.

Here is a story that proves this exact point.

A white police officer killed a black teenager who was allegedly armed in a St. Louis suburb late Tuesday, leading to a small protest and four arrests at the scene of the shooting, according to police.

The death of Antonio Martin, 18 years old, comes as tensions run high in U.S. cities over the use of deadly force by police. The shooting happened in Berkeley, Mo., just miles from the town of Ferguson, where the death of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in August sparked months of demonstrations that turned violent at times….

Yeah, I know, blah blah blah. But here is the important part-

The shooting in Berkeley happened around 11:15 p.m., as the officer responded to a call of larceny at a gas station, said Chief Jon Belmar of the St. Louis County Police Department, which is investigating the shooting. The city of just over 9,000 residents is northwest of downtown St. Louis, tucked against the region’s main airport.

Police said two men approached the officer in the parking lots and one appeared to pull a gun. The officer fired his weapon three times with one round hitting and killing the suspect. A 9mm pistol with a scratched out serial number was recovered at the scene, Chief Belmar said.

The officer’s name wasn’t released by police, but officials confirmed he has been placed on administrative leave by the Berkeley Police Department. County police released the name of the 18-year-old on Wednesday morning. A call placed to Mr. Martin’s family wasn’t immediately returned.

A surveillance camera at the gas station captured the incident, and police released footage up to the moment of the shooting.

“The video goes on; there’s no reason for the family of this young man to have to see the rest of the video,” Chief Belmar said of the abbreviated footage. He added the department would be distributing more video from the scene that will include footage of the officer allegedly retreating to ensure transparency.

 

 

It is obvious the officer was just talking to the two young black men, when one decides to create distance so he can pull his weapon and shoot the officer in the face.  In my humble opinion, angels were watching over the officer.  We will find out in all probability the gun jammed, wasn’t loaded right or the safety was on.

It doesn’t matter.  The question is where is Holder or Obama or Sharpton to comment on this random attempted murder?  And if you note, the second suspect was not killed.  So the officer showed restraint. Something I’m sure the CNN chicks will point out when they raise their…and maybe a sign…?

Oh never mind.

This is not going to get any better. Any officer that answers a call alone is a fool.  Any department that thinks he should is derelict.  This is W…A…R.

And I remember.

Update: the consensus was this was an attempted ambush by the suspects.  Something happened to the gun.

“This individual could have complied with the officer. He could have ran away, he could have dropped the gun, all sort of things could have happened. It didn’t have to end with him approaching the officer with an arm extended and a 9 mm pistol in his hand,” Belmar said.

Milliken said his client recounted the details to him several hours after the shooting.

“The other guy was doing the talking, and as the cop starts talking, the suspect starts walking away again,” Millikan said. “At that point, the cop says, ‘Hey, come back here,’ and he turns around, pulls a gun from his left pant pocket.”

“He’s trying to process all of this, and the suspect raises it, points it at him. The cop pulls his weapon and starts backpedaling and fired three or four shots. It happened that quickly. He doesn’t understand why the suspect’s gun didn’t fire. I’m not sure if he tried to pull the trigger and it jammed.

Belmar said as the officer backpedaled,he stumbled and dropped the flashlight. Berkeley Mayor Theodore Hoskins, in a news conference later Wednesday morning, said it may have been a blessing in disguise.

“I think the officer, because he stumbled, may have saved his (own) life,” he said.

Millikan said it’s possible that his client was being set up for an ambush.

Store employees called 911 after the suspects stole from the store, Millikan said.

“Their behavior is certainly bizarre, and it wouldn’t surprise me at all, in the environment we are in, that’s for sure,” Millikan said.

 

Yep.  Or he just sucked as an assassin.

 

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NYPD, murder and the new age of “FTP” that is upon us.

First and foremost, the “crazed gunman” narrative attaching itself to the killer of the two NYPD officers must stop.  What does “crazed” mean?  In this case, it is used by the activists of all stripes as a means to keep the narrative of the police being the monsters and the blacks they interact with the victims- no matter how badly the blacks (and others) behave.  The narrative goes “If a white/Hispanic/Asian/other kills a black man- that person is a racist.  If a black man attacks and kills white/Hispanic/Asian they are “insane.”  And because of that, somebody owes black people something (with Al Sharpton getting his cut of course.)

The problem with that narrative is it isn’t true.  And like some mind controlled clones, everybody in the media, politics and education cannot break free from the narrative in order to save themselves and this nation.  They crash up against it over and over and over.

Over at the TCTH website, they took to the time to link to Colin Flaherty’s website “White girl bleed alot”.  Flaherty has been collecting video and documentation about the ongoing violent acts by blacks (and others) across the nation. Not only against the police, but between each other.  Spend some time on his website and you’ll never look at the “blacks are the victims” argument the same.   You can be assured Juan Williams hasn’t.

Who are these blacks?  They are the end result of a bad experiment going horribly wrong.  They didn’t exist in any large numbers back when I was a young kid.  In fact, I know from personal experience they were the outliers, shunned by the good families in the black community. But now, with Rap burning holes in the heads, the drugs, the generations of broken families and welfare, that same group has become a huge number.  Huge and lethal, and it influences others to act the same way.

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Bill Whittle points out the obvious.

Political correctness causes many people to avoid confronting the truth, which robs everyone’s ability to help the good people in the black community seize their reputations and futures back from the degrading influence of the black THUG community.  Part of the problem is that small segment of that small part of our nation has been excused, propped up and frankly allowed to fester to the point where  people in parts of our nation are simply not safe.

Nowadays we see “flash mob” robberies and theft perpetrated not by starving black street people but by young, well dressed MOBS of black kids!  How did that happen?!  Well, the short answer is that we, as a society under PC pressure, accepted and excused the bad behavior by a small segment of blacks as normal.  Over time, other blacks began to believe they should, and could, act the same way.  It took years, but it is here now.

How do I know? I saw it happen in my city.  Back in the mid-eighties the ruling white/black council in our city became tired of the police arresting black crack dealers. One of them actually said “Why are you arresting these young men. All they are trying to do is earn a living.”

I shit you not….

So the police stopped aggressive enforcement and soon the crime slowly slithered across the city- block by block, until the good people moved out and all that was left were thugs- slinging dope on the sidewalk to make a living, oh and whores slinging their stuff do to the same. But the council was happy. (Think Mayor De Blasio and Samuel Jackson.)

A perfect example of PC pressure, media bias and the sheer stupidity of the people on the Left is the now classic picture of the CNN crew- all white females except for one- putting up their hands in the now discredited Michael Brown’s “Hands up, don’t shoot.”

If they are so sure the police are just violent thugs themselves, then ask these cute little anchors “Where do you live?” I think you’ll find the answer enlightening. I’m betting NOT in the black section of town- where this happens all the time- but rather in a section of town surrounded by the police on the street.

Pay attention to the second part of this video, where the old black man is beaten by the young black men.  And especially the comment “don’t touch the backpack, it is mine.”  Why? Because the young black man followed the rule of the street “if you can take it, it is yours.”

Is that “crazed”?

I was trained and mentored by a black deputy, one of the first in the department back in the seventies.  He told me that their was no difference between the good black family and the white black family, that they all wanted the same things- to work hard, go to church, have a family, work towards their kids having a better life.

How did that get away from us?  And why, after all you have witnessed, do you still wonder why the police act the way they do?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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To Hillary and anyone else with the foolish notion you can empathize with them. You can’t. Ask the kids.

You can’t deal with them.  They should be treated like a recurring STD, when it shows up kill it off, take the meds to keep it away, but when it shows up again, kill it.  Then don’t let anyone else get it either.

The Pakistan Taliban went to a school and killed a hundred and thirty-two children, burned a teacher alive in front of them, and murdered a total of 148.  All for the love of Allah.  They wanted to make the parents feel pain.

Horrifying pictures have emerged showing the Taliban gun squad who slaughtered 132 innocent children posing in front of an extremist flag reading: ‘There is no God but Allah’.

The chilling photos show six heavily-armed gunmen standing in front of the white Islamist banner – the flag of the Pakistan Taliban – just hours before carrying out the bloody massacre.

The writing on the flag which is proudly hung behind them reads: ‘There is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is Allah’s Messenger.’

Hours later, the death squad had carried out a indiscriminate slaughter at the Army Military School in Peshawar, in which 148 victims were shot to death.

The images were released by the terror group’s spokesman Mohammad Khurasani, as it was revealed the terror group is planning more attacks at schools in Pakistan.

In an email released this morning, Khurasani attempted to justify the attack by claiming that said the Pakistani army has long killed the innocent children and families of Taliban fighters.

He vowed more such militant attacks and told Pakistani civilians to detach themselves from all military institution, adding: ‘We are still able to carry out major attacks. This was just the trailer.’

In the email, the terror group warned Muslims to avoid places with military ties, saying it attacked the school to avenge the deaths of children allegedly killed by soldiers in tribal areas.

It accused the students at the army school of ‘following the path of their fathers and brothers to take part in the fight against the tribesmen’ nationwide.

This morning, Peshawar began the harrowing process of conducting mass funerals, the family of a teacher torched alive in front of her class by the men gathered to say funeral prayers.

Of course the leader of the Taliban doesn’t talk about how his violent 7th century form of religion has killed hundreds upon hundreds of innocent people prior to the army’s operation. Or that their goal is to enslave and murders millions more.

This is the woman they felt needed to be set on fire, in front of her students. You have to be a special kind of evil to be like this.

Tahira Kazi (left), the principal of the Army Public School and College in Peshawar, was set on fire by jihadists who slaughtered 142 people, most of them children

Her crime? Trying to teach children.

I get so tired of our intellectual elites blabbering about how we need to feel empathy.  I have no empathy.  They are venomous snakes that will bite and kill you given the opportunity.

They may feel justified, but so did Ted Bundy when killing his thirty-six or so women. Or James Jones, who had his entire cult take poison.  Being justified doesn’t mean you are right at all.  You must be judged on a large scale, a greater set of universal and natural laws.  Violate them willingly and with obvious pleasure and everything in heaven and earth should be moved to get to you and kill you dead- along with all of your friends.

But our leadership is insane with the idea we can deal with these people.  We can’t.  We need to continue to kill them and displace them and make them outcasts.  Eventually, if we do not tire, they will collapse and splinter, never to go totally away, just not be able to do this again.

Some of the dead.

 

Heartbreaking: Photographs of some of the students massacred by  Taliban gunmen

 

 

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The best question that needs to be asked in the Sydney hostage taking by an extremist Muslim. How in the hell was he loose?

Take everything and put it aside and realize the maxim  “Everything in life is connected” is true.  We can’t stop some nutjob taking hostages in the name of Islam.  We could dent it, but that would take us kicking PC to the curb once and for all.

However, this is not about PC (or maybe it is depending on the reason), this is about courts and laws.  According to the reports the shooter was out on bail after being charged with conspiracy to murder his ex-wife. And he was out on bail for sexual assault. And he was dropped from the terror watch list.   Because of all those things, he was free to take hostages and kill two innocent people.

Abbott said that Monis was on the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation’s watch list in 2008 and 2009, but was later dropped from it. The agency was watching Monis because he had sent a series of offensive letters to the families of dead Australian soldiers, Abbott said.

“I don’t know why he dropped off the watch list in those days, I really don’t,” Abbott told reporters.

Monis was convicted and sentenced last year to 300 hours of community service for sending what a judge called “grossly offensive” letters to families of soldiers killed in Afghanistan between 2007 and 2009. He later was charged with being an accessory to the murder of his ex-wife. Earlier this year, he was charged with the 2002 sexual assault of a woman. He had been out on bail on all the charges.

“We particularly need to know how someone with such a long record of violence and such a long record of mental instability was out on bail after his involvement in a particularly horrific crime,” Abbott said. “And we do need to know how he seemed to have fallen off our security agency’s watch list back in about 2009.”

 

Which bureaucrat, which agency?  Who screwed the pooch?!  This should be the center of all the effort, because if they did it with him, they did it with someone else. Did PC play into the mess?

What will be an iconic photograph. The good guys saving the helpless.

Government isn’t very good at keeping you safe when it is constantly negotiating through the cancer that is Political Correctness.

You can bet the anti-gun crowd will take advantage of this attack to push for more gun restrictions.  On the other hand, a couple of people armed with pistols inside that cafe would have made short work of Mr Jihad. Instead of losing these two brave souls.

Somebody needs to explain why these good people are dead.

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Mississippi Burning- The Jessica Chambers murder the MSM/Sharpton/Holder won’t talk about. Is Holder’s thumb on the scale of justice?

Madness.

I’m linking the day #6 post from theconservativetreehouse website. They are a group of amateur sleuths that mine data and compile evidence quicker than my old intel techs.  They have been right about Zimmerman, IRS, Ferguson and Benghazi long before the rest of the MSM or anyone ever caught on.  Here, they are following a murder, a horrible murder, of a young white girl Jessica Chambers. (And there is a reason I point out she is white.)

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Read the full link. The short of it is the old story of a young white girl hanging with gang bangers and dope dealers.  I’ve seen it a million times, so has any other street cop.  Why they do it can range from rebellion to drug addiction to a fascination with the “bad boy” element.  It almost always ends badly at some level. In the gangs I worked one girl ended up a street prostitute hooked on black men and crack. She was a skeleton the last time I saw her, turning tricks for ten dollar rock.  Not how she taught her life when would end up.

Chambers did the same thing. The difference is she tried to get out and when she did, they killed her.

So why aren’t the local police arresting the bad guy? She apparently whispered a name to the responding fire department chief identifying her murderer.  That is a good question and it is addressed by the TCTH people quite well.

Here is a video of District Attorney John Champion and Panola County Sheriff Dennis Darby giving a press conference on Thursday. If you pay close attention you can hear cause for initial concern. What we outline after is jaw dropping.

First concern – given the current framework and national sentiment around racial crime, you can quickly identify why DA John Champion would be the absolute worst possible person to seek Justice for Jessica Chambers.  Once you know about his own racial issues, given his racial controversies in the Johnny Lee Butts case, well, you can see how he would be easily leveraged/pressured by the professional grievance industry.

Second, recently gang crime has exploded within the towns of Batesville and Courtland.  Apparently the gang culture from Memphis has spread to Panola County Mississippi, and metastasized into a local gang violence dominated by a group called “The Black Squad”.

Apparently, the gangs have swept into the small towns taking advantage of the lack of resources and talent in the local PDs and the desire for drugs.

According to the website, The DA is already under investigation for not bringing hate crime charges in a murder case.  So the DOJ is already screwing with the guy, which explains his odd statements about how all blacks and whites are helping out in this case.  He sounded like a man with a gun to his head.

Now he is handling a case that is being observed by the DOJ/FBI.  So what would be a great opportunity to “burn the gang to the ground” may sadly turn into the protect the narrative (all blacks are victims, NEVER the perps) and in that protect the murderer.

I strongly suggest you read the whole thing. TCTH group snagged social media and in that exposed the main witness to her disappearance as a drug dealing, gun toting banger.  He knew her. She had just been released from a rehab/abuse center, and then she shows up gets gas and something was said. Because an hour later her damaged (by apparent rear ending incident) car is found on fire a few miles from that convenience store, and she is on fire- 98% burned, fuel poured down her throat (if that is accurate- it is a message).

So, what is going on?  A Yahoo report and a comment about from an author may give us a clue.

Chambers graduated from South Panola High last year and worked in sales at a Batesville clothing and gift shop.

Alabama author Linda Oliver said Chambers had recently asked her to help write a book about her life.

Oliver, of Birmingham, said Chambers approached her while she was packing up after a speech about her own book at an Oct. 25 church conference in the Batesville area.

“She thanked me for sharing some of the horrible facts of my own story” and then asked for help with hers, Oliver said. “She said, ‘I want my story to be told.'”

Contacted later by email, Oliver was asked by an Associated Press reporter if she spoke with Chambers long enough to learn her story.

“No, sadly – there was not enough time that day for a long visit,” Oliver replied.

Chambers wanted to tell her story.  She probably already “shared” her story with others. What is her story? She was inside a black thug dominated, organized,  violent gang life.  Her abusive ex-boyfriend is now in Iowa. Why is a good question.  Did she file charges? Was he afraid she would rat out the entire crew?

Listen up. The hard truth is white girls think they are accepted by black gangs. That is not true. Black women HATE white girls hooking up with black men. And I mean HATE IT!!!  I’ve been privy to that conversation a dozen times.  Nothing nice is said.

Also, black gangbangers do not respect their bitches.  A white bitch, especially one that may rat them out, is simply an object to be abused and eliminated.

So, can a group of black people be so violent and malevolent?  Just ask the couple from Tennessee how bad it can get. Oh, you can’t, they were kidnapped, tortured, raped and set on fire, suffocated and murdered by six black people (including women) – for fun.

I heard Sharpton was going to address that soon…not.

Point is that there is an out of control underbelly of black culture that is filled with violent evil thugs. The national narrative we are having shoved down our throat cannot, repeat CANNOT be allowed to be sidetracked by the harsh reality of the thug life.  In that atmosphere comes the horrible murder of Chambers and the stripping back of the large migration of black inner city thugs into the rural areas. The question why it happens is really simple- there is nothing left to feed on inside the city and rural America is easy and often willing prey.

How bad is it around Batesville? Look here, here and here for examples.

They are screwed.

Here are some captured social pics by TCTH group, including the infamous Ali.

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The “witness”. Last person to see Jessica alive and who took pics of the burned out vehicle AFTER it was seized by the police. He knows too much.

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Where is Holder’s tailor. You want to not look like a thug, quit dressing like one. Oh, and stop flipping gang signs. This is your underbelly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I’d slap that silly hat right off his head, and he’d tell me who did it. Girl in a gang dress.

Seventeen year old kids don’t have this kind of cash from selling cigarettes and Mountain Dew.

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And on the other side, these guys trying to figure it out.

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I’m not encouraged…

Now everyone is asking why they aren’t arresting the person she identified.  Because the guy who is the volunteer fire chief who witnessed the statement is this idiot.

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Jeezz,  can you see a high profile civil rights attorney grilling this guy on the stand?? He is not a good witness alone.  They will need other witnesses, phone records, etc.

Oh, BTW- everybody knows who did it inside the black gang community.  They have heard the story already.  They just aren’t going to talk. Why?

Simple, they don’t want to end up like this guy.

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Shot in the head while sitting in his car, then set on fire. By other blacks. Where are you Eric and Barack??

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remember the rule inside the black thug culture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This case needs to make national news, and is now being shown on Fox a little, but it is NOT getting the play it needs to get.  Imagine if this was a black girl dating a white gang member… .  Anderson Cooper would be running this night and day.

Race and political correctness may prevent the police (and the good  federal agents inside the investigation) from bringing her killer to justice. Just another example of the unintended- or intended- consequences of the Obama Presidency.

Sad.

 

 

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What is Holder’s end game? VDH from PJ Media gets close. Holder has a special kind of madness.

Victor Davis Hanson does a great job rounding up the edges on the Ferguson/Garner/Martin/Cambridge effort by Obama and Holder to reinvent how police and SOCIETY deals with black crime and “outrage” in America.  I suggest you read the article. But even VDH is too civilized to really grasp Holder’s madness.  But he does get close.

Note further that the community of Ferguson dissenters was not much worried that strong-armed robbery occurred, or that a town cannot long exist with youths walking in the middle of the street under the influence or assaulting police officers, or disobeying orders to cease and desist, or postfacto rioting and looting as much as the fact that in the shoot-out, a white policeman shot a black unarmed assailant.  That fact, too, will be silently noted.

Will some law enforcement officials now surmise that it is wiser to ignore some crimes in the inner city on the practicable logic that the denouement for the officer will likely be negative — either by stopping the assailant through force or not stopping the assault and thus being assaulted? If the suspect is unarmed but attacks, the post-Ferguson choice will either be to suffer physical harm or to respond in ways that may equate with the end of a career. So it may be preferable that the suspect is armed, at least in the sense that any resort to armed self-defense at least offers the hope of dodging the first bullet or two, while still escaping the specter of Ferguson justice. (Note the near contemporaneous case of an off-duty officer in St. Louis who shot an African-American assailant who had first fired but missed. The key fact of the case was that the assailant got in the first three shots and thus the protests that followed fizzled out before rioting.)

Critics might rightly point to Eric Garner and argue that he posed no threat to policemen; certainly, his misdemeanor merchandising of cigarettes was hardly worth a violent confrontation. Perhaps New York City policemen should have been able to find a way of arresting the obese and asthmatic 300-pound suspect without the use of a chokehold. And Garner’s pleas to allow him to breathe should have resulted in an end to pressures on his neck and throat. All that is true. But the fallout also suggests that if policemen cannot subdue a large African-American unarmed suspect — with 30 prior arrests including larceny, resisting arrest and assault —  who resists arrest, without using force that in theory could threaten his safety, then they logically will just ignore the crime.

Holder and his people of like mind have given up in the effort to pull a certain element of black society up into the light of civilized behavior.  It…just…isn’t…going…to…happen. So, what Holder wants is federal control OVER how the police interact with them.  Not change the bad guy’s behavior- that turned out to be too tough- but to change how the police handle that behavior- which in Ferguson we realize is basically getting out of the way.

What we call in police work “The thugs rule the street” method of policing.

It is an extension of the “getting mine” mentality taught to certain elements of black society by a large segment of our country- from activists, to community organizers, to media, to entertainment, to college, and now our political leaders and our President.

Black staffers protest. How many mentor young black males in inner cities? How many LIVE in the inner cities? I’m betting not that many, and that’s the real problem here.

 

Years ago- and I’ll make this  a quick story- I read an article where black “community leaders” complained about how crime was rampant in the black neighborhoods. That was a fact.  They wanted the police to pay more attention to the problem. So the Chief sent in a bunch of cops.  As cops do, they started stopping people, making traffic stops, making contacts.  They found drugs, guns, warrants and illegal activity and cleaned up the neighborhood quickly.

THEN the black community organizers complained that the white cops on that detail were racists.  Why? Because they were stopping a large percentage of drivers who were black- in a black neighborhood.  So they must be racists.  The Chief checked and much to his horror it was TRUE! White cops HE sent there were stopping black drivers and pedestrians in that BLACK neighborhood. So he allowed an investigation to go forward.

The cops were none to happy.  They didn’t want the heat, they were ordered there, told to do a job and did it.  How did that go sideways?  So they did what all good cops do, they went on “tourist patrol.”  That is basically when the cops go 10-8 in service, grab a coffee, a paper and find a nice tree to sit under all day.  They will answer any citizen complaint, but will not initiate contact.  Because that could be construed as racist.

Guess what? The black “community leaders” complained the police weren’t doing their jobs anymore!  When asked about this, a watch commander, a black Lieutenant, said (and I paraphrase)  “I don’t blame them one bit! You ask them to do a job, then charge them with racism! And expect them to do anything for you again? That is ridiculous!”

The reporter was shocked, the black community leaders were shocked.  They just didn’t get it.  One leader said, “They should be professional enough to be able to do their jobs and take the criticism along with it.”

Yeah….right.

Over at American Thinker, Patricia Dickson wonders out loud what many are thinking to themselves while watching Ferguson on TV.

I never imagined that we would reach a point in this country where facts would be ignored on a national level. We seem to have reached it with the Michael Brown case.

As I watched the spectacle of our elected official in the Congressional Black Caucus stand on the house floor and use the debunked “hands up, don’t shoot” gesture, I realized that black America has reached a point of no return.  Every day since the Grand Jury decision was released (along with the autopsy findings and witness testimonies),  our so-called black elected leaders along with black academics have appeared on network news programs making absurd pronouncements as though there had not been a Grand Jury proceeding.  They outright ignore the facts and pretend as though Michael Brown did not commit any crime at all.  They are able to continue such foolishness with the help of their cohorts in the left-wing media.  Even some of the so-called black pastors are continuing the lie.  It is obvious that these individuals are living in some alternate universe different from the rest of America.

Missouri state senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal, who represents Ferguson in the state legislature, went on national television and declared, “This is our race war.”  If the rioting and looting that took place in Ferguson were indeed their race war, whom were they fighting?  It appears that they were at war with themselves, since they burned down their own community.  They surely were not at war with white America.

She provides a link to an article written by a black man on a black website. I’ll put it here.

Then she concludes with this,

As I witness black leaders’ and left-wing political pundits’  blatant attempt to ignore the facts that led to the Grand Jury’s decision not to charge officer Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown, Jr., I am wondering: what is the outcome that black leaders are seeking?  Why are they so invested in a lie?  What could they possibly gain from ignoring facts that the rest of America has accepted?

She asks a good question.   What is the goal?  Is it the permanent acceptance, under threat of federal force, of the bad behavior of a small segment of society as it punishes and preys on the rest of us? Has Holder and the others just given up on turning black thugs into good people and basically want to protect them? (Notice he is not seriously talking about any other minority- just blacks.)  Is this the people we now ignore under the PC threat of being called a racist? (On a side note, the video maker was contacted by the news and thought the incident was funny and suddenly “justified” by saying the white man called them a racist name.  Holder’s lessons are learned quickly.)

VDH points out what Holder and others don’t address. They give it the “and yes we need to work on our own problems” pass of a hand comment, before swerving back into everybody else is a racist meme.

If you are a libertarian, a street full of enterprising Garners, even if prior felons, working, profiting and breaking senseless laws is a tolerable thing; if you are a traditionalist of the broken-windows school of law enforcement, then openly defying the laws, even petty laws, undermines all law. I point this out again not to judge the police or Garner, but simply to note the likely effect of all these cases is for police to red-flag these landscapes and to pull back from certain criminal scenarios, both major and petty —  a fact that will be known to society at large.

That 5,000 to 6,000 African-Americans are murdered each year, the vast majority by other blacks — more than the aggregate American dead in Iraq from of five years of intense fighting — is not so important as the single death of Michael Brown, at least as evidenced by media and community reactions. Also not important is the disproportionality of African-American crime rates in which a small fraction of the population — young, male African-American — is largely responsible for 50% of annual homicides committed. The disturbing lesson is not that it is an outrage that African-Americans are gunned down in catastrophic numbers, or that African-Americans commit and suffer murders at rates far higher than other ethnic and racial groups, even allowing for comparable low-income population subsets, or that in rare white-black crime, African-Americans are far more likely to be the perpetrators, or that police fatal shootings of suspects are relatively rare and do not disproportionately focus on African-Americans, at least in light of crime statistics that might explain the more likely landscapes in which police are confronted with violent criminal suspects.

Instead, in the world that Al Sharpton envisions, the rules of police and citizen conduct that unleash popular furor would be something like the following. Of all the many racial and firearm-related violent scenarios — armed blacks shooting armed or unarmed blacks or whites; unarmed blacks attacking armed or unarmed blacks or whites; armed whites shooting armed or unarmed blacks or whites — only one merits national, even global outrage. Whatever the circumstances of the confrontation or the level of prior violence inflicted, armed whites, either private citizens or law enforcement officials, must not under any circumstances shoot unarmed blacks.  Again, that is an empirical observation, not one of judgment.

Note well that last week a Bosnian immigrant was beaten to death by young African-American and Latino teens. Other such black-on-white cases are said to have preceded and followed the murder.  The usual official bureaucratese followed the shooting: that such targeted violence had nothing to do with race, that it could not be a hate crime, and that it was not associated with Ferguson, etc. Was there rioting or a Justice investigation over the unwillingness of authorities to cite this as a hate crime? Certainly, two messages were implicit about the killing of Zemir Begic: had he been African-American and his assailants white, Ferguson-like violence may well have followed; and had he had a gun and shot his hammer-welding attackers, he might well have found as bleak a future as did George Zimmerman or Darren Wilson for shooting and killing an attacker who did not wield a firearm.

In a sense, “if you can’t beat them, join them.”  Nice. And Holder went to Harvard??

In the defense of the people in Ferguson, I’ve seen the stats and they are horrifying about how many people get tickets and fines. It literally generates income for that city, and it hasn’t learned at all apparently.  But remember, government will survive at all costs, no matter what it destroys in the effort, a warning we received from our founding fathers!

However, that isn’t a police problem, that is a government problem!  Garner in New York would be alive today had not Cuomo and NYC mayor DeBlasio supported huge taxes on small things like cigarettes in an effort to make money for the State and modify your behavior (and you voted them in remember!).

Remember, GOVERNMENT IS FORCE and if your government wants something from you and you don’t want to give it up, they will come and take it.  One of the methods of taking is the police, who aren’t any happier about it than you are, trust me. You will NEVER see Cuomo on the street arresting someone for a crime his bureaucrats thought up.

Laws are the ROEs for cops.  You allows bad laws, you get bad interactions with the police.  It is really that simple.  And right now there is a conversation starting with just how big and intrusive government has gotten within our lives.  But you don’t see Holder or Obama or Cuomo or anyone on the Left making that point.  They like the power, they just don’t like the mess it causes.

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This photo is from the article linked to by Dickson. People watched the fires and just can’t fathom why anyone in today’s society would be so angry.  The author of the article, Raynard Jackson talks about it.

I am a native of St. Louis and have spent lots of time in Ferguson throughout my life.  Even before Brown’s death, Ferguson was a bomb waiting to explode. All these pathologies didn’t happen overnight.

St. Louis County (which includes Ferguson) has a Black unemployment rate of 17.8% while the White unemployment rate is only 5.7%.  Ferguson and St. Louis County has been ruled by Democrats for well over 30 years.  Ferguson didn’t just happen, it has been waiting to happen and Democrats didn’t give a damn.

Let’s be honest about this situation: Michael Brown was no angel and had he not stolen those cigars, we would not be having this conversation.  But liberals like Al Sharpton, Michael Dyson, and the membership of the Congressional Black Caucus refuse to acknowledge this fact.

Everything cannot simply be blamed on racism and White folks.  What have we, in the Black community, done that society as a whole has so little value for a Black person’s life?

I do believe that war has been declared on Blacks, especially Black males; but who has made the declaration of war?  I would argue that Blacks have declared war on their own people. White folks haven’t, nor racists, or the KKK.

Before going to war, the first thing that is needed is to create a psychological operations campaign (i.e. psy-ops). This is a tactic that the military uses to marginalize its targeted population so that when the troops are sent in to destroy this group, there is no public outcry.

Just look at how the U.S. military vilified and demonized former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein and terrorist Osama Bin Laden before we set out to kill them. Upon their deaths at the hands of the U.S. military, the American people cheered because we had devalued and marginalized them before the American people. I can’t help but ask the Black community, have we unleashed a psy-ops campaign on our own people?

We have created our own Frankenstein monster.  This new Hip-Hop generation has experimented in the laboratory called a recording studio; and by exercising their First Amendment Right of freedom of speech and expression through music, they have lost control of the very monster to which they gave birth.

In the beginning, like with Frankenstein, people marveled at this new creation and people were willing to pay to see and hear it. There was “Rappers Delight,” there was “The Message,” and there was “Fight the Power.” Then, the imagery and lyrics took a twisted turn under a perverted interpretation of the First Amendment called “keeping it real.”

Now, the establishment, especially the police, had become the enemy. Hip-Hop became a counter-culture movement that turned into a monster that could no longer be controlled. Women became “bitches and hoes,” men became hyper-sexualized thugs who were only out to force themselves on your daughters and to “get rich or die trying.”

When rap music started, it was a verbal extension of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s in the spirit of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; it was about the uplifting of our community and providing a voice to those often without a voice.

Then in the 1990s, rap took a more militaristic tone with the creation of “gangsta rap.” This too, was a verbal extension of the Civil Rights movement; but more in the spirit of Malcolm X on steroids. These artists represented those in the “hood” who felt trapped and abused by the system. They felt like no one cared about them and that life was about the here and now – immediate gratification; so screw the future. They wanted to “get theirs now.” They wanted to live fast, even if it meant dying young.

This ultimately led to the “thug” culture, personified by hit movies like Scarface, New Jack City and Carlito’s Way; each glorified the criminal lifestyle.

Then you had the crack epidemic of the 1990s with the violence that it brought into the hood. All these factors combined to create a narrative that Black life was worthless and Black youth brought no value to society.

If it’s okay for Blacks to devalue the lives of our own people, how can we demand that Whites value us?  White folks don’t need to do anything for Ferguson.  They have all the power they need.  The issue is will they exercise it?

 

 

No value or respect for anything or anyone, including himself. How do we start a conversation with him?

He’s right. I grew up with black friends in the seventies. I worked with the first black deputies in our county- all good men.  I saw two cities degrade in the quality of life as a direct result of black thug culture.  I watched drugs and crime and violence become glorified in music and movies and in the thug community, and the result of that was black kids emulating their “heroes” of the street, instead of emulating all of those successful black men and women in America.  Many of whom I sure hauled butt out of those very neighborhoods the first chance they got!

Even a local gang in my sister city actually began making YouTube videos of their angry gangsta rap life.  No kidding.  One was killed shortly thereafter.  As it was predicted.

And it led to other parts of our society emulating the bad behavior because others got away with it.

Thugs are not limited to race or color or class or income. It is a mindset. Makers vs takers.

 

And there is no way a white person can get through to a black thug in an environment that Holder and Obama continue to promote.  Had Obama come into office, took a look around, and said to every struggling young black who wants a better life “Look at me! Look where I am!  You can do it too and I’ll help you.” Then instead of Michelle starving kids in school with stupid meals, those two could have started a nationwide initiative to change the minds of blacks.  To bring them into the larger culture without feeling like they lost their “blackness” and truly help to end the last of our racial/cultural divide.

But that  didn’t happen and was never going to happen. Instead, Obama and Holder decided to declare war on our civilized society, starting with the police, but they will end up with you.

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The trouble with body cameras on police. It won’t end up like you think it will.

Let’s put all the controversy aside over Brown/Wilson or any other police shooting for a moment.  Some shootings are good. Some are bad. Some are “good” because the government says they are.  Some are bad, but are given a green light under the training given police officers.

For example, in Utah there was a shooting that falls in that category, was on a body camera, shows the error of the officer’s training, and he was still cleared.

The controversy over the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., has renewed interest in another recent police shooting.

Some of the details are similar: An unarmed young man. An officer who says the suspect refused to follow orders and behaved in a threatening manner. A decision not the charge the officer with any crime, despite an outcry from some in the community.

But there are also some key differences: Suspect Dillon Taylor, 20, was white. And in the Salt Lake City shooting, the officer wore a body camera that captured the entire incident.

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill said in a statement this week that the officer was clearly justified in the shooting, despite the fact that the suspect was unarmed, KTSU reported.

Police were called to a convenience store on a report of a man with a gun, the station reported. Officers arrived to find Taylor nearby.

Footage from the officer’s body camera appears to show Officer Bron Cruz confronting the suspect, who ignores commands to stop and show his hands.

Officers said Taylor then quickly moved his hands up from his waistband, prompting Cruz to shoot him in the chest and stomach.

Here’s the problem with that.  The man wasn’t armed.  If he had a pellet gun or something black in his waistband, I agree with the officer’s decision.  But he didn’t. And the officer shot him within a second, without making sure.  This is a direct result of two things- training and environment.

We have all had crazies pretend to be armed in order to amp up our response. You have to assume the guy in front of you isn’t always armed.  But, you also have to make sure your approach is tactical enough to allow you an avenue of retreat or cover IF the guy is armed and willing to fight.  Your job is not to get into gunfights, certainly not over a failure to comply with orders- your orders.  Yes, that will mean the bad guy might get a micro-second jump on you, it may mean a bad guy gets away on occasion, but the job as a police officer is not to kill citizens.  In this case, the officer put himself into the “gunfight at the OK corral” scenario by leaving cover, with no backup, with not enough information to decide whether or not the suspect was lethally dangerous.  He felt he was the cop and by God that was enough to make it happen. That is a training failure.   If you are trained to be a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

But did the camera help the officer?  Yes, in this case. However, the trouble with body cameras isn’t that it won’t record what it sees, it is that it won’t record what it doesn’t see, and worse it WILL record what you don’t want it to see!

Do you think the civil right race baiters will be satisfied with a video showing the black suspect did everything the officer said he did? No, they’ll find another reason to protest- because this has nothing to do with the police and everything to do with legitimizing the bad behavior of a certain element in our society.

And you have to remember the body camera is literally two dimensional. It sees a flat world.  In a training session we had there was a dashboard video of a black guy running from an officer across a parking lot. Another officer, about twenty degrees off to the right is also running after the suspect. The suspect slows and suddenly the second officer shoots him down.  The first officer is actually shocked! From the original video, directly behind the first officer, the young black man is just running.  Looks like a bad shoot all the way. But the second video, again about twenty degrees off, shows the black man reaching for a gun in his belt. He was slowing to turn around and shot the cop.  No second video, and the second cop has a lot of explaining to do.  But that is the trouble with body cameras. They are only one video.

Peter Johnson from FOX points out some of the pros and cons with the cameras. Yes, they will record incidents, but not everything.  They will affect behavior.  The police will act differently, but so will the victims and witnesses and CIs.  Do you think a person with something quiet to say that pulls you aside will talk with a camera staring at them? So forget the “Hey, look over there at those three, they did it, I saw them.” tips.

Worse, what happens to the tapes?  Do they record and store everything?  We complain about police cars driving up and down our roads recording and logging our vehicle information.  Imagine six hundred thousand cameras walking around, in your homes, in your offices, in your face recording- permanently- every comment you make. Once recorded those tapes are public record. So go ahead and complain about that black guy down the street in a heated moment and then five years from now run for public office or try to get a government job that does backgrounds.  Go ahead and let off steam about your mother-in-law and watch to see if you make the YouTube highlights!

Oh, even better, go to a stadium, have a few beers, then when your win your team wins, go out and scream and yell and swear and act a fool. Then wait for Monday when your boss calls you in and wonders out loud if you should be working there.

Or the best, imagine “COPS” in your home, every time you call the police, whether you sign a waiver or not!  You have a DV complaint- wife calls or you call- and even though there is no violence, the police are in your home recording how you live, what you say, how you look, on the public record.

The police will be forced to keep that record for a long time.  Right now 911 calls are held for years.  So you will be recorded and stored.  And that record can be pulled by anyone looking at you for any reason.

Think about that.

See, your concerns of police recording your vehicle seem silly now don’t they?

One last thing, I will gladly accept body cameras if I can have a website where the police and post all of your outrageous and harmful behavior.  Kind of like COPS on Youtube.  If you get fired, oh well, isn’t that what you expect if the camera caught us doing something wrong?

And in the end, it will not deal with real the cancerous problem plaguing our society- out of control thug behavior.  How does a body camera deal with this?

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Got to get that little robbery in there too. Lord knows they are entitled.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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