Here Come The Judges

24 08 2014

North County

P-D investigation into the lack of blacks on St. Louis County municipal P.D.s (not county the County Browns) in municipalities that are least 10% black in terms of population.  Toward the end they accidentally stumble on the right reason, that hardly any apply, and you know why.

That said, now I think I know what the official putsch is going to be.

Using the Federal courts to do to local police departments what they did to school districts a long time ago.

Most of us think that all they did, the Federal judiciary, was order forced busing and deseg within a school district.

Actually in some cases it went a lot further: In St. Louis, there was an order of a voluntary deseg program between districts, and in Kansas City, they ordered a massive spending program for the KCPS and ordered that the KCPS allow white suburban students to enroll (but thankfully, not the other way around), the genesis of the olympic swimming pools and the model UN discussion halls.

“But Blogmeister, we know that, too.”

Okay, but I bet you don’t know this, which turns out to be relevant to the whole Ferguson hullabaloo:

At one point in the 1970s, the Federal courts in St. Louis ordered the subsumation of the then all black Kinloch school district into what was then a mostly white Ferguson-Florissant school district, and then an “internal” deseg program within the new larger district.

So add this all together, and what do I predict?

If, for example, the Ferguson P.D. only has three blacks and one patrol-level black in a department of 53, and that won’t change because blacks won’t apply, then the Federal courts will either start merging municipal police departments or perhaps ordering all municipal P.D.s in St. Louis County eliminated and all law enforcement duties in the county will come out of the St. Louis County P.D., which at this time only has primary jurisdiction over unincorporated areas and municipalities without a P.D. for whatever reason (too small, can’t afford, corruption investigation, etc.). And the St. Louis County P.D. (“County Browns,” for their brown uniforms) are affirmative action happy, thank you Charlie Dooley.

Because, that damned 14th Amendment of that damned Constitution that all these damned Constitutionalists love so much.

 

 





They Have Options

13 08 2014

Ferguson

Why are there only three blacks on Ferguson’s 53-officer P.D.? As you can read, it’s certainly not for a lack of trying, and they start to get to the right answer toward the end of the article when the Ferguson Mayor states that hardly any blacks apply to get on the force.

If you’re a black in the St. Louis area (for the sake of discussion and simplicity, I’m limiting this to St. Louis City and St. Louis County) and want to be a cop, would you want to be on the relatively low pay high danger Ferguson P.D.?  Especially when affirmative action means that every LEA will be lusting after you.  You have many better options when it comes to departments and agencies that pay better and/or have a lot more peaceful community to patrol.  St. Louis City has roughly as much danger but with higher pay, St. Louis County is very similar and you might luck out by getting plopped in a South County precinct, and lots of municipal P.D.s in various incorporated areas of St. Louis County may pay as poorly as Ferguson but are a lot less hazardous, i.e. black.  The most plum agencies are the old to new money suburbs of substantial population near Highway 40:  Clayton, Ladue, Town and Country, Chesterfield.  High pay and low danger.

This also says the mayor and five of the six city council members are white.  The mayor is pictured here, and looks to me to be mixed race, one of those Adam Clayton Powell type “black” men.

ICYMI, bookmark my frequently updating thread about the actual situation.  I put new news about and very closely relating to the festivities there, while tangential news and opinions that aren’t closely related to the violence like you read in this post, I’ll write a separate blog post.





Typo

26 07 2014

New York

doirin

NYP:

FDNY ‘babying’ cadet who can’t pass fitness tests

She walked through her running tests and got winded climbing stairs, yet a physically unfit female FDNY probie was still allowed out in the field like a normal graduate — and given a year to pass, The Post has learned.

“She’s literally the most pathetic specimen of physical fitness I’ve ever seen,” fumed an academy classmate of Choeurlyne Doirin, 39, who was given a uniform and a “light-duty” assignment even though she did not graduate on June 2 with the other 286 cadets.

They spelled “affirmative actioning” wrong.





Even Smart People Sometimes Don’t Get It

25 07 2014

Chicago

The story, the SCC reaction.

Really people, this isn’t hard to figure out at all.  It’s back door affirmative action.





Black Run St. Louis

14 07 2014

Downtown

We are in the fifty years after time period of the Arch construction, leading up to the 50th anniversary of completion in October of next year.

Fifty years ago today, Percy Green climbed up the under construction north leg to protest the lack of black workers on the project.

An event which he has lived off of ever since then.

It says that he was the only black of 600 technicians that Mac hired for the Gemini capsule.  It also says later that he timed his ascent, time at the top and descent in order to have enough time to get arrested, processed and bond out so that he could return home to get ready for his shift at Mac which started at midnight.  If his job was such that he could start at midnight and work overnight, I highly doubt that he was in engineering or design.  The real brainiacs probably had 9-to-5 hours.

You’ll also read of the famous I-70 “shutdown” that happened 15 years ago this past Saturday.  Now that wasn’t so long ago, and I happen to remember quite a bit about which the P-D conveniently leaves out, such as the fact that the St. Louis City Police Chief at the time, a black named Ron Henderson, closed I-70 in both directions, forcing all traffic off the highway, eastbound traffic had to get off at Goodfellow, westbound traffic had to get off at Kingshighway, to make sure the protesters, who planned to “shut down” the highway between Union and Riverview, would have no problems.  Henderson also shut down traffic before the time the protesters said they would “shut down” the highway.  Which means that Henderson was in on the protest, because he agreed with it.  Why wouldn’t an affirmative action police chief agree with blacks protesting for affirmative action in public construction contracts and hiring?

Henderson was interfering with state right of way for no good law enforcement or public safety issue, (even though they are interstate highways, the states’ departments of transportation purchase and own the right-of-way), and he could have been bought up on state charges for his little stunt.  Except at the time, the “state” meant Governor Mel Carnahan and Attorney General (now Governor) Jay Nixon, both Democrats, Carnahan has always been a black bootlicker, and Nixon was at the time trying to live down his anti-deseg legal action from his first term as AG.  Neither one would have dared laid a finger on Henderson.  A few years later, when MoDOT was gearing up for the Highway 40 reconstruction, the same gang wanted to “shut down” the highway in Richmond Heights, but the white chief of the police department in Richmond Heights was having none of that.

One more thing:  Eric Vickers lauds the high minority participation rate on the Stan Span.  I also know from first hand experience that the pavement on the bridge was pretty rough when it first opened; MoDOT and IDOT just did “emergency repairs” on it a few weeks ago.  Yeah, it is a bit curious that you have to do “emergency repairs” on brand new concrete pavement.  I’m putting two and two together here, in case you didn’t notice.

As far as the lack of black workers on the Arch construction:  Good thing.  It is said that Eero Saarinen, who designed the Arch, had to be so careful in his calculations and check them over and over again, knew that an error of 1/64th of an inch in a crucial part would have the two upward-rising legs totally missing each other once all the pieces were in place.  One who was so careful in his minute fractions probably would not have wanted the left tail of the bell curve actually building the thing.





Charlie Dooley Has a Pen and a Phone, Too

18 06 2014

Clayton

“Flanked by North County mayors…”

You don’t say.

Why do I get the feeling that this “pen and phone” virus is going to turn into a pandemic?





Everything’s A-OK

30 05 2014

Jacksonville, Florida

220px-Corrinebrown

Of course there are no problems with the VA hospitals in Florida.  That’s because most of the people that work there look like her.

What’s that you say?  Old white vets are dying because they’re on the contrived waiting lists for too long?  Why should she or any of her ilk care about that?  They’re old white people, after all.  They need to die.  The Oprah said so.








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