The security footage isn’t exactly clear, though.
But confirmation comes at the end when you hear starting at 1:23 that the two were arrested at their home on Fair Avenue.
The security footage isn’t exactly clear, though.
But confirmation comes at the end when you hear starting at 1:23 that the two were arrested at their home on Fair Avenue.
Poplar Bluff man sentenced in shooting death
A southeast Missouri man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for shooting another man, apparently during an argument over a woman.
Paris Thomas of Poplar Bluff was sentenced Monday for the 2011 death of 29-year-old Marcus McFarland. He had been charged with first-degree murder but was sentenced for voluntary manslaughter and unlawful possession of a firearm after reaching a plea deal in September.
The Southeast Missourian reports ( http://bit.ly/1bciUKj) that Thomas has said he shot McFarland because they were arguing over a woman.
Thomas’ attorney, Steve Lynxwiler, said his client also was under the influence of drugs at the time of the killing.
Blackdar going off.
Why wasn’t this at least second degree murder? I can see it not rising to the level of Murder 1, but it’s easily Murder 2.
In one of the other versions of this story today, the judge in the case told Paris Thomas that he was going to send him to prison for the next 15 years to give him time to “think about all the lives he’s hurt.” Yeah, like this is the thinking sort.
But that does give me a chance to link back to my social commentary of last year where I ridiculed that bon mot, for those of you who are relatively new here:
Glen Burnie, Maryland
NYT Census Explorer says that Anne Arundel County, Maryland is 76% white, 15% black. Wikipedia data says of the county that while it’s still a slightly red county politically, it’s definitely trending blue. So the trend is that white Federal workers or Federal contract dependent private workers and also the black undertow is starting to take over the county.
That is probably also a clue that the 11 year old and 14 year old in question are Bellcurvii.
Thieves again hit cars at Forest Park
Police are investigating another string of car break-ins at Forest Park.
Thieves targeted eight cars at four locations between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, stealing laptops and purses by breaking windows and popping door locks, said Chief Sam Dotson.
“It’s frustrating, especially when we tell people not to leave their laptops and purses in their car,” Dotson said.
Yeah, because leaving your laptop and purse in your own car is a crime, while burglary isn’t.
Yeah, though, here’s the thing. They really don’t look much alike either between any two of them or between all three. Sure, almost all triplets are fraternal. While there are identical triplets, in that a fertilized egg splits into two then one of the halves splits into two, almost all births that are three or more are fraternal. So you wouldn’t expect all three in fraternal triplets to look exactly alike. But since they have the same mother and same father, you’d expect them to look at least somewhat alike.
Unless…they don’t have the same father.
Fe fi fo fum, I sense heteropaternal superfecundation.
Don’t worry for him too much — This is Sweden. All he’ll have to do is claim that necrophilia is compliant with some Muslim mumbo jumbo, then scream racism and Islamophobia, and the Swedish justice system will fold like a cheap deck of cards. In enough time for all involved to get to Ikea.
Among the loot:
The men also took a backpack containing white gym shoes and a state ID, according to court records.
1. I thought black people were allergic to government-issued photo ID. That’s what they want us to think every time we say “photo ID for voting.” Yet, one of their 14-year olds has one.
2. Who keeps something as important as their photo ID in their bookbag?
Some time in 2012, he stabbed her in the neck, and got sent to prison.
She took him back when he got out, and this past August, he assaulted her again. How, this doesn’t say. But back to the can with him.
He gets out, she takes him back again. This time…
This is definitely in Tommy Sotomayor’s wheel house.
SLPD plays whack-a-mole in Tower Grove South and Gravois Park. Which were coincidentally the two worst neighborhoods for Knockout Martin Luther King in 2011.
But I guess they haven’t gotten wind of the latest news from nearby Dutchtown — The way to squelch black crime is to hand out books.
Blacks complaining about The First 48. That was only a matter of time.
This is the most interesting part to me:
According to homicide statistics released by the FBI in 2009, the number of reported homicide cases for that year showed that black offenders were at 5,890 while white offenders were at 5,286. The difference is not that significant. So why does The First 48 continue to show black-on-black crime?
Just a few days ago in this space, I had this story about NFL players being arrested.
Read that story and this story, and it’s easy to see that people can goose statistics in whatever way they want to make a political point. You know how that goes: Figures don’t lie, but liars figure. If you want to make cops evil, you’ll say that black NFL players are arrested ten times as often as their white colleagues. If you want to bitch about at TV show which shows Bellcurvius in a bad light, you’ll say that there aren’t that many more black murderers than white murderers in a given year.
Except…demographics. Like I did a few days ago, I adjusted the raw numbers into the demographic percentages, to show that a black NFL player only 4.45 times more likely than a white NFL player to be arrested.
Let’s do the same thing here:
(5890 black murderers/5286 white murderers)/(33,947,837 black people/194,552,774 white people)=6.39.
This means that officially, (probably in terms of those arrested), a black is 6.4 times more likely than a white to commit a murder.
The other big problem is that while it was easy for me to find 2010 census data on non-Hispanic blacks and non-Hispanic whites, the total tally of 5,286 white murderers in 2009 probably includes not only Hispanic murderers, but even black Hispanic murderers. (Don’t think black Hispanic criminal suspects are classified as white?) The reason why I think 5,286 “white” murderers includes Hispanic is that 5,286 murderers for 194,552,774 people computes to a murder rate of 2.7 per 100k, which is close to the high end of worst white murderer rate of the all the states in the union. But that’s a national figure, which includes the relatively well behaved whites in states that have white murderer rates of around 1 per 100k. Therefore, something, i.e. Hispanics, has to be artificially pushing the white raw number tally up. Incidentally, the black murder rate using their raw numbers is 17.4 per 100k, and that’s pretty low as far as blacks go, when blacks in big cities full of blacks have murder rates in the 40-60 per 100k range, and East St. Louis is the winner at 101 per 100k. Therefore, I think the total raw number of black murderers is less than the actual number.
Icing on the cake: Here’s the first comment on this story thread:
You are a very good writer Mr./Ms. RCole. Watching The First 48 only perpetuates the “American” belief that people of color are criminals. They don’t cover any city in Utah. I think it is more the A&E network; some of their other shows are aimed, clearly, at a white audience. I don’t care for any of the cable TV networks. Broadcast network news is good, and I have plenty of DVDs to watch.
“They don’t cover any city in Utah.”
In a few weeks, the BCS college football teams will be announced. A few days later, the dork in Orlando with a fax machine will release a report about the race disparities in graduation rates at those schools and their sports programs.
But the dork in Orlando with a fax machine need not wait — Here’s an early gift for him:
Black NFL players arrested nearly 10 times as often as whites
A police officer in Cincinnati watched a large black man get into his car and turn on the engine after being told it was illegally parked.
The officer thought the man was trying to avoid a parking ticket and told him to stop. So the man — Matthias Askew, at the time an NFL player — stopped his Cadillac Escalade, got out and was arrested in a scuffle with several officers. Police used a stun gun on Askew four times, alleging he resisted arrest.
A judge rejected the police account and cleared Askew of all charges.
“They tased him simply because he was a big black man, not because he did anything to make them fear for their safety,” Askew’s former attorney, Ken Lawson, told USA TODAY Sports about the 2006 incident.
For many black players in the NFL, it’s a familiar scene. Of 687 NFL player arrests since January 2000, Askew’s was one of 294 that came in a traffic stop, according to a USA TODAY Sports investigation. In a league in which 66% of the players are black and 31% are white, black players were arrested nearly 10 times as often as white players (260 to 28), accounting for 88% of those NFL traffic-stop arrests.
That percentage is consistent with the overall NFL arrest numbers: Of the 687 total player arrests in the USA TODAY Sports database that spans 14 seasons, 607 involved black players — 88%, a disproportionate rate sociologists attribute to several social factors in the black population at large, including a disproportionate rate of poverty and single-parent backgrounds. Those factors also include profiling, civil rights experts and NFL players say.
So the poverty of black NFL players (minimum NFL salary for the 2013 season: $420,000 for rookies graduated up to $940,000 for 10+ year vets) is the cause of their being arrested way more often than their white colleagues.
However, the disproportion isn’t as severe as it seems, especially from the headline. First off, of the 687 total arrests, 607 are black, and 80 are non-black, which doesn’t necessarily mean white. But that leaves a raw disparity of 7.6 times, not 10 times. But don’t forget that while 88% of arrests are black, 66% of players are black, and on the flip side, 12% of arrests are non-black while 34% of players are non-black. If my methodology is correct, (607/80)/(66/34)=3.9, meaning that a black NFL player is “only” about four times more likely to be arrested than a non-black player. Again, most of the non-blacks are white, but it also includes a few Hispanics and Polynesians. I put “only” in quotes because in the universe of black-white and black-nonblack crime disparities of this statistical nature, that’s pretty low in terms of a multiple number in disfavor of blacks. That means that just on that alone, a black NFL player is better behaved than blacks in general, or whites in the NFL are somewhat more criminal than whites in general, or a little of both.
Then there’s another factor: Arrests for what crimes? You can be arrested for murder, or you can be arrested for having a little bit of weed. It is my estimation that black NFL players who are arrested are arrested for crimes that tend not to be as serious as the kind of crimes that blacks in general are arrested for.
For comparison, in the 2011 NFL season, the average player salary was $1.9 million, while the median was $770,000. So a few very high paid players blew the curve for the average, and it’s probably still that way.
Of the arrests made only as a result of traffic stops, 260 were black, 28 were white, in a league that’s 66% black and 31% white. (This is where the “nearly 10″ in this headline comes from, examining only arrests as a result of a traffic stop and only black and white players. Still, 260/28 = 9.3, closer to 9 than 10.) This means looking at traffic stop arrests alone and only black and white players alone, (260/28)/(66/31)=4.36. That’s a disparity not much higher than all arrests of NFL players in general, (keep in mind that that 3.9 figure is blacks more likely than all non-blacks, not just whites alone), and still way less than the typical black-white crime disparity.
I tweeted Brent Schrotenboer, the author of this article, to ask him of the 80 non-black arrests, how many were white, and he tweeted back to me that number is 64.
So (607/64)/(66/31)=4.45. Still not that bad from the black perspective.
Also, even though these are risky statistics for their insignificant 3% of all players, but blacks are 1.7 times more likely to be arrested than players who are neither black nor white, (in NFL parlance, mostly Hispanic or Polynesian), while they are in turn 2.6 times more likely than whites to be arrested.
Blacks < Others < Whites. Where have we seen that pattern before?
Note she was able to pull this off because her “sistah” worked there, and “there” is an autism support non-profit in Olivette.
Some of these non-profits are really bad about being little more than employment agencies for the left tail of the bell curve.
A Hamden High School student has become a victim of a brutal trend known as the “knockout game.”
A male senior was walking in the halls of Hamden High School on Friday when police said a student “ran toward him and punched him under the eye.”
Because of the assault, the senior suffered an eye injury. The victim’s injuries are not life-threatening.
The senior told police that he did not know who had hit him and never talked with him. However, a short time later, the high school resource officer located the alleged suspect.
He told the high school resource officer “it’s a game he and his friends play.”
The 15-year-old student was arrested and charged with third-degree assault. He is expected to appear in juvenile court in New Haven on Dec. 9.
White victim, black suspect, the school is probably majority white with a significant black percentage.
That’s my guess right off the top.
“Male senior” — By senior year, lots of black guys have already dropped out of regular high schools. I doubt there are that many black male seniors. Which leaves white.
“15-year old student” — You know the racial demographic of the perpetrators of Knockout Martin Luther King. Compare a typical 15-year old white guy with a 15-year old black guy, and you’ll realize that hardly any of the former would actually want to “play” this “game.”
“Victim did not know the suspect” — Only Bellcurvius.
One more thing: Why is this story from Connecticut on the website of Cape Girardeau, Missouri’s CBS affiliate?
Despite the similarities, police are not positive all three holdups are related.
“It would be nice if they were all three tied together and we could make two arrests and clean them all up,” said St. Louis Police Major Michael Caruso. “Right now we have to look at each of them individually because there are differences from crime to crime.”
Really? Read the descriptions of the suspects, and you’ll see that the three robberies are related.
Too bad there’s not an option for the Empire Windrush not docking in London in 1948.
The so-called ‘Knockout Game’ has been gathering steam as a news narrative, with conservatives demanding that the media finally focus on crimes committed by black people. On Monday morning’s edition of CNN’s New Day, expert guest Harry Houck, a former NYPD detective, went there, explaining to the New Day anchor team that while “not every black kid is doing this,” the only suggestion he could offer to avoid such attacks was “crossing the street, getting away from them” if you see “a group of black youths.”
IOW, avoid the groid.
But that’s contradictory to “not every black kid is doing this,” which is probably a preemptive attempt to give himself some PC CYA before he said what he knew he was going to say.
So what “not every black kid is doing this.” What is relevant is that KMLK consists of almost entirely black doers and almost entirely non-black victims.
Not every lion mauls and kills a human being that comes in close contact with a lion. Okay, so go to the Zoo and jump into the lion pen at Big Cat Country.
Sail foam, East St. Louis, MetroLink, Toddeshia and Shontice.
One was from the north side, one was from the south side, and one was from ESL. So you have an odd far-flung geographical confluence of ooks for the purpose of attacking a man to steal his sail foam. Which means only one thing: They met up because they deliberately wanted to try Apple picking, except the phone they stole was a Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
Guest post by Puggg
Start this video at 3:05.
But never mind the obnoxious background jungle music, his screaming and cussing.
Blacks in Detroit are playing Knockout King against women, only with a bad twist: The women they knock out, they take inside of abandoned houses and drug houses, to rape them.
Boot camp less effective than prison for gun offenders: study
Gun offenders sentenced to boot camp are more likely to be rearrested than those sent to prison, a new analysis suggests.
Boot camp is intended to reduce the chance of inmates committing new crimes after they are released. Inmates can learn job skills and obtain a GED in the military-style setting.
But an analysis conducted for Chicago Sun-Times showed a higher percentage of people convicted of gun possession in 2011 were rearrested after they completed boot camp than those released from prison.
About 57 percent of the inmates sentenced to county boot camp for gun possession were arrested for a new crime within a year of their release — compared with about 38 percent of those who were released from state prison.
Almost 8 percent of the boot camp inmates were arrested for a violent crime within a year of their release — compared with less than 5 percent of the inmates sent to prison, according to a University of Chicago Crime Lab analysis of Chicago Police Department arrest data.
The crime lab cautioned against drawing strong inferences from the data because of the small sample size. The analysis included 63 people sent to boot camp for gun possession and 464 sent to state prison for the same crime.
Maybe this whole hoopla over “boot camp” is because everyone assumes that since military boot camp turns 18-year old recruits who are already relatively disciplined into straight arrow military personnel, that it will turn 15-year old gang banger thug ghetto blacks into first world white people with dark skin.
John Maki, executive director of the John Howard Association, a prison watchdog group, said he is strongly opposed to boosting mandatory minimums for gun offenders.
“The overwhelming consensus on mandatory minimums is they don’t work,” he said. “The way you do this is through better policing.”
Law enforcement is a paper tiger without the credible possibility of real punishment. You can have the best policing in the world, but if you’re not actually going to punish anyone the cops who do the world’s best policing arrest, then you’ve wasted the world’s best policing.
This is over this bill circulating in the Illinois legislature that would plop a three year man min for certain categories of illegal gun possession. A lot of the opposition to it is coming from CCW advocates thinking that the bill is an attempt on the sly on the part of carry opponents to discourage carrying, in that if someone who carries commits a ticky tack technical offense, it’ll mean three years. I think there’s some truth to that. The problem is that Illinois state prisons are always facing overcrowding issues — Early in his time as Governor, Pat Quinn let a whole lot of prison inmates loose. Enact this law and the state prisons will be so filled to the gills with Chicago blacks and downstate blacks that the Federal courts will surely intervene.
All the usual mehe: Ook stabs another ook to death, he’s facing a murder rap.
The fambly of the suspect runs to the media and says good boy ain’t no killa’. Fambly of the victim is devastated and says that everybody liked him.
Except there’s a catch. Neither victim nor suspect is an aspiring rapper.
The suspect is a captain on his high school football team, and is LGBTQMIAPDLOLPLPLTH, and the victim was his lover.
Football, gay and black. What an intersectionality. Thank goodness it’s November — This is right in the wheelhouse of the sweeps month 24/7 news cycle sensationalism machine.
Family of slain former SLU volleyball player demands cellphone ‘kill switch’
Immediately after his daughter’s killer was sentenced to prison Friday, Paul Boken made a public plea to cellphone makers to adopt technology that turns stolen or lost devices into wireless junk.
“Megan lost her life because someone wanted her cellphone,” Boken said. “Cellphone theft is a major driver of crime in this country. The cellphone manufacturers are profiting from this crime. This problem must be solved. Doing nothing is not an option.”
Megan lost her life to TNB. So her loving relatives are going to start running all over the country to advocate for…
…Sail foam kill switches.
What about ook abatement? Repatriation?
H/T Moderate Ricky.
Durham, North Carolina
Fifteen years from now when she’s out, and she’s in some ghetto club trying to get with some man, I’m sure they’ll be flocking her way knowing she stabbed her last boyfriend to death.
That and also her propensity to lie about being raped.
St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce wrote on her Facebook page on Thursday that she talked to a teenager who claimed to be part of the “Knockout Kings,” a group that likes to attack random people on the street.
There have been a number of serious injuries – even a death associated with the attacks. Joyce says the teenager claims to have knocked out more than 300 people, and does it to get respect.
She doubts the number of victims, but she says she does believe teens are taking part as a way of gaining respect and importance in their groups.
Which lines up well with what the P-D told us in March of last year when it did its long expose on the St. Louis-based birth and growth Knockout Martin Luther King.
Believable. Not unbelievable.
Why am I not surprised that George Soros is behind this? Now I know who was funding the oil driller’s campaign.
De Blasio gets policing advice — from ex-cons
Forget Ray Kelly, Bill de Blasio is getting his policing advice from the real experts — hardened criminals.
A group of 50 ex-cons, junkies and chronic vagrants gathered at a Manhattan “Think Tank” Thursday to describe what they thought the NYPD should be doing to make their lives easier.
The felonious forum outlined a clear “get-soft-on-crime” vision.
“I like the idea of ending stop and frisk. That was the first thing that was totally there for me,” opined Mikell Green-Grand, a 49-year-old former jailbird who has convictions for grand larceny and identity theft.
Arthur Castillo, 38 — who has been convicted for possessing stolen property and assault — said he would be much obliged if the cops just left him alone to do his thing.
“Cops won’t leave us alone!” he said. “Newly released prisoners are watched by the police and a lot of us don’t feel we have an opportunity to readapt to normal life because we are treated as criminals even though we are free.”
The event, which was held in Morningside Heights, was hosted by an advisory group called Talking Transitions, run by liberal billionaire investment magnate George Soros.
Other ex-cons suggested that de Blasio make the city easier for illegal immigrants to find work.
Of course the illegal aliens will be working in New York. That’s because all the black and citizen/legal alien Hispanic thugs will still be thugging it up, the NYPD will be completely neutered.
I think the oil driller already came up with these ideas. His leftism isn’t a ploy to gain power — For him, it goes all the way to the marrow.