Slowly Back Away From the Tweeter

30 06 2014

Dallas

Law enforcement agencies should be a lot more careful when using social networking.  One wrong Tweet and you’re setting yourselves up for a lawsuit.

Even if the Tweet isn’t wrong per se, it’s a legally risky thing to do if the facts don’t bear out with the initial law enforcement version of things.  Remember this case?

Personally, I think LEA social media posts should have to go through the given department’s legal and PR staff before being sent out into the wild.





Browns Versus Blacks

26 06 2014

North County

browns-v-blacks

Now the County P.D. is playing whack-a-mole.

Not quite sure how this is going to turn out.





Eric the Know-Nothing

28 04 2014

Washington, D.C.

They already do this, Eric.

It’s called the National Crime Victimization Survey.  The results of it are compared to data for stops, searches, arrests, convictions and incarcerations to see if there is some statistically significant disparity.  Year in and year out, the results are that there is no disparity between racial differences in NAMs being involved in the criminal justice system that can’t be explained by the fact that they commit more crime.

Of course, I think Holder does know this, but he’s only keeping the race fires alive.  Which is fine by me, because sometimes actions lead to opposite but unequal reactions.





Apostrophe City

7 04 2014

Harlem

My Fox NYC:

NYPD: Crime up 30 percent in housing projects

Some of the mayoral candidates, including the current mayor spent a night in the Lincoln housing projects, vowing to make conditions better for the residents

It’s a fine line between life and death at Harlem’s Lincoln Houses even on a sunny Sunday, the teens hang out and talk with their friends. But instead of dreaming about the future, 17 year old K’shonna Johnson says they worry about staying alive.

There’s the problem, slappy.  You can’t make “conditions better for the residents” of the Lincoln housing projects because the residents of the Lincoln housing projects are almost entirely people with names like K’shonna, i.e. ghetto blacks.

But there is a way out:

Residents told us that when the police come down, things calm down, but as soon as they leave, things get really bad, really fast.

Or, alternatively, when the police come, the residents start bitching about racial profiling, so when the cops duly leave, black crime starts up again.

Law enforcement saturation isn’t an option anymore, because the wonderful oil drilling mayor you all voted for promised to get rid of it for the disparate impact it has on blacks and Hispanics.

So the only option is to stew in your own juice.





BYOB

26 03 2014

Washington, D.C.

FBI gives the paranoia-industrial complex’s two biggest brand names, the ADL and SPLC, the heave-ho.

Party at my place this evening.





If Only Pugs WERE the Police Dogs

10 03 2014

Guest post by Puggg

 





“How Could I Get Hurt Just Writing Parking Tickets?”

25 02 2014

Charleston

wtaylor

Here’s how.





Hug-a-Thug

25 02 2014

Chicago

CST:

When 14-year-old Venzel Richardson was shot to death on the South Side earlier this month, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy ordered his staff to draw up a list of warring gang leaders in the area.

Within 48 hours, the commander of the Grand Crossing District was knocking on their doors, warning them to halt the shooting.

Cmdr. Glenn Evans told the young men they’d face stiff prison terms for their next violent crime. But they also were given a contact for job training and other social services.

Except it’s Illinois, where “stiff prison sentences” are an idle threat.  Hell, in California, “lifers” are being turned loose like there’s no tomorrow, such that the average “life” sentence for Murder One is only 27 years.

We do know the job training and “other social services” will be there, though I doubt all that job training will actually result in a job, unless the job is an affirmative action make work giveaway.

Since it’s Garry McPilgrim running hug-a-thug, maybe the next round of visits, he can have the cops tell them that it’s the Pilgrims’ fault.

UPDATE 2/27

And guess what. It’s racist.





Coloring Pink Slop Blue

1 02 2014

Metro East

BND:

Federal report suggests closing 4 metro-east police departments

A U.S. Department of Justice study about crime in the East St. Louis area raises three solutions, including shutting down the Alorton, Brooklyn, East St. Louis and Washington Park police departments and either create a new standalone police district or have the communities contract for services.

Yeah, but then you’d still have affirmative action ook cops patrolling not just one Bell Curve City, but four of them.

Get back to me when you start seriously considering ook abatement.





ICErelevant

30 01 2014

Aztlan

DC:

DHS seizes $21.6 million in fake NFL merchandise, arrests 50 involved

Ahead of the Super Bowl, federal officials announced a crackdown on counterfeit National Football League merchandise, revealing the seizure of more than $21.6 million in fake NFL merchandise, Thursday.

In an initiative called “Operation Team Player,” the feds targeted international shipments of counterfeit merchandise from abroad as it came into the United States, as well as warehouses, stores, online vendors, and street vendors selling counterfeit goods and tickets nationwide. The operation began in June.

“Our agents are committed to combating the criminal enterprises selling counterfeit products which undermine our economy, and take jobs away from Americans,” Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director John Sandweg said in a statement. “No good comes from counterfeiting American products regardless of whether they are jerseys, airbags or pharmaceuticals.”

ICE.  You mean that Federal LEA that once upon a time actually enforced immigration law?  Now it does everything but.

You see, nobody in Babylon actually wants to enforce immigration law.  But everyone in Babylon wants ICE agents and ICE section leaders to have nice cushy Federal jobs, Federal benefits and Federal pensions.  So the only thing you can do is send ICE on un-ICE-y duties, like hauling people wearing Google Glasses out of theaters (Hollywood bought Obama, Obama controls ICE, ergo ICE is now the MPAA’s private mercenary force), kiddie porn, child sex slavery and trafficking rings, and now, phony football uniforms.





Troubled

22 01 2014

Clayton

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P-D:

St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley submitted the name of a regional church leader, Bishop Lawrence Marcellus Wooten, as his latest nominee to the troubled Board of Police Commissioners.

Okay, so why would Dooley make an already troubled BOPC even more troubled?

The next Chief of Police in the County department will be black, sure as the ace of spades.





Cold Spot

17 01 2014

College Hill

BMcC pw3ns SLPD whack-a-mole.

He’s saying what I’ve wanted to say about “hot spot policing” but haven’t been able to get off the tip of my tongue.  A lot of murders and other violent crime in Bell Curve City cannot be deterred by merely flooding its zone with cops.

He does hint around something I’ve said in this space often:  A lot of black crime, probably a majority of it, has nothing to do with gangs or drugs.  Just plain ole TNB and ‘shines.





Strained Relationship

19 12 2013

Downtown

P-D:

St. Louis police chief calls for FBI probe into officer-involved shooting

Fact: Cary Ball was a convicted felon carrying a loaded gun about 9:45 p.m. April 24.

Fact: Ball, 25, fled from St. Louis police, crashed a car at Cole and Ninth streets near the Edward Jones Dome and ran.

Fact: Ball died after two St. Louis police officers shot him 21 times at Eighth and Carr streets.

Unknown: Why did the observations of multiple witnesses conflict with each other and the officers’ account?

Because cops often deliberately lie to cover their asses, and blacks don’t even know what truth is.

Taylor said she worked three jobs to make end meets. Her son was increasingly distant and disobedient, and he made friends she did not like. Ball was sentenced to three years in prison for robbing several businesses and told her he did it because, “I was tired of watching you look so tired.”

Right in Tommy Sotomayor’s wheel house.





Law Enforcement

16 12 2013

Colorado

NYT:  Outraged that some sheriffs aren’t enforcing gun control laws.

NYT:  Not outraged that Obama isn’t enforcing immigration law.

Arturo, the floor is yours.





Fitch Flying Away

13 12 2013

Clayton

fitch

At first glance, it seems like he’s cashing in.

SMH on his word choices, though.

I wonder if Dooley’s hand is involved somehow.  We already know they don’t see eye to eye on one issue.





Big Rug

11 12 2013

Clayton

St. Louis City and St. Louis County PDs essentially to be cross-deputized soon.

What they forget to tell you is that the St. Louis City PD is a municipal force, the St. Louis County PD was the replacement for the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Department.  St. Louis City still has a Sheriff’s Department, but its duties are limited to court house security, issuing carry permits to city residents and serving process.  Most municipalities in St. Louis County have their own PDs, and the St. Louis County PD generally doesn’t patrol in those areas, even though it does have arrest powers anywhere in St. Louis County.

What’s this all about?  Yes, it’s about greasing the skids for a city-county merger.  You know how that goes, combine as many things that can be combined outside of the formal process to reunite the city and the county that the state constitution lays out, such that by the time the formal process actually happens, it’ll be moot.  But we also know, and the article admits, that we may have seen the last presentation of separate crime statistics from the City and the County.  Time to sweep a lot of ook crime under a big big big big rug, statistically speaking.





“Prostitution Ring”

6 12 2013

Washington, D.C.

marc-washington





Smart Cop

3 12 2013

Houston

landry4n-3-web

In the long run, they were telling the truth.

But I still won’t blame the cop.

Because the cop paid attention and noticed things.

I’m also not blaming the cop for his calling out her parents for their questionable parenting.  Even though this turned to be exactly as advertised, I wouldn’t let any 13-year old daughter of mine go on a long road trip only in the company of a 22-year old and a 29-year old of any color.





Law Enforcement

3 12 2013

Forest Park

P-D:

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.





Book ‘Em, Danny

2 12 2013

Dutchtown

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.





Thousand Eyes

26 11 2013

New York

Reason:

Watched Cops Are Polite Cops

Requiring law enforcement to wear video cameras will protect your constitutional rights and improve policing.

This summer, after a civil suit challenged the New York City Police Department’s notorious program of patting down “suspicious” residents, Judge [*****] of the Federal District Court in Manhattan imposed an experiment in which cops in precincts with the highest reported rates of stop-and-frisk activity would be required to wear video cameras for a year.

This is a really good idea.

Small cameras such as the AXON Flex from Taser International can attach to an officer’s sunglasses, hat, or uniform. Earlier this year, a 12-month study by Cambridge University researchers revealed that when the city of Rialto, California, required its cops to wear cameras, the number of complaints filed against officers fell by 88 percent and the use of force by officers dropped by almost 60 percent. Watched cops are polite cops.

In addition, research suggests that Judge [*****] has made the right call; requiring officers to wear video cameras will help protect citizens’ Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable search and seizure.

For example, a 2004 study in Criminology and Public Policy by criminologists Stephen Mastrofski from George Mason University and Jonathan Gould from American University evaluated direct observations of police searches in a medium-sized American city. They conservatively estimated that nearly one-third of police searches were performed unconstitutionally and almost none of those unconstitutional searches came to the attention of the courts.

Jay Stanley, a policy analyst with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), calls police-worn video cameras “a win/win for both the public and the police.” Win/win because video recordings help shield officers from false accusations of abuse as well as protecting the public against police misconduct.

While I agree with the overall point, I don’t think that the cop cams and SQF are necessarily related.  They’re two separate issues.

I suppose someone wants us to think that if all the cops on the NYPD wore cams, that this would expose the “racism” of SQF.  First off, cameras can’t read the minds of the cops they’re attached to, and for another, the NYPD already collects race statistics of those who are accosted using SQF grounds.  All I need to know is that the percentage of blacks and Hispanics that have been SQFed matches pretty well with the percentage of homicides and most violent crimes that blacks and Hispanics commit in New York as a percentage of the whole.  If there is a disparity, the NYPD SQFs a few more whites and Asians than they really need to, to try to keep the civil rights vultures at bay, and they have admitted that point blank.

Of course, with the oil driller coming in as mayor, it’s all a moot point anyway because he’s going to end SQF the first moment he can.

Five, six, seven, eight…





Ook Camp

24 11 2013

Chicago

CST:

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.

(snip)

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.





Nineteen More

21 11 2013

Baltimore

More Federal raps in the Gorilla Fambly scandal from the Baltimore hoosegow.  Nineteen people in all, 14 of them current or former guards at the jail.

No mugs provided, none needed.  Most of them look like older more haggity versions of Rachel Jeantel.





SLPD Gets Shot Spotter

14 11 2013

Downtown

Another way to tell us what we already know but are too scared to say.

Or maybe we’re not too scared to say it.  We’ll say that it’s everyone’s problem when they want more taxes or gun control, then they’ll say it’s not our problem when they want us to live in and/or patronize the city.





Ding Dong the Knave is Retiring

12 11 2013

Hillsboro

Truth Squader Glenn Boyer to retire after the end of his current term as Sheriff, which will be in 2016.  That’s the good news.

The bad news?  Well, it’s bad news for both someone who reads this space regularly and also for me in a way.  We were banking on Boyer seeking another term.  That he is not is opening up the field to replace him to those on the JCSD who are high in rank and have a lot of tenure and steam.





Drones of St. Louis

11 11 2013

Downtown

Dotson did a live Q&A on the Tweeter today.  He got a lot of questions about drones, but hardly any about crime.

Thank you very much, Rand Paul, for driving us into a fit of irrational paranoia.

I have mixed feelings about the SLPD use of drones.  The good side is that they mean that the loud copper chopper (ghetto bird) won’t have to be flown as often when the cops want to keep an eye on some oogabooga that hits the gas or that’s running through back yards and back alleys, and that the economical nature of drone flights means that aerial observation can be used more often.  The bad side is that I fear that they’ll use the drones in an anarcho-tyrannical fashion, looking for piddley rinky dink code violations in people’s back yards in order to bilk people with tickets.  The neutral point I have is that I fail to see how drones will deter crime, because all they’ll do is show us what we already know, that ooks are responsible for almost all violent crime in this city.

But it’s hardly such a big deal that the Chief should get far many more questions on it than about crime in general when he takes to Twitter.

Here’s what I would have asked him if I knew that this was going to happen and shortened to 140 characters:

“Are black people in the city exempt from criminal responsibility for the vehicular burglaries of firearms or anything else such that Official St. Louis blames the people who stored guns in their cars and trunks because they couldn’t carry them into the places where they were going instead of blaming the blacks that break into the cars and steal the guns?”

Or:

“You believe in racial equality, but with the way you seem not to want to blame the blacks who steal guns out of cars for doing so, do you actually believe in racial equality, or do you believe that blacks are basically overgrown mental juveniles who are so unable to control their impulses that the cookie jar must permanently be placed above their reach?”





The Fruits of Local Control

10 11 2013

Downtown

2:

Guns stolen from car in downtown St. Louis

The streets of St. Louis became even more dangerous this weekend after criminals broke into a car and stole lots of gun and ammo. It happened in the 1400 hundred block of Lucas Avenue sometime Saturday. A woman who is a sales representative for Rhino Arms left four guns locked inside her trunk and boxes of ammo and went inside her residence. 11 hours later they were all gone, stolen.

(snip)

Police Chief Sam Dotson tweeted about the crime concluding that people should park smart. In other words if it’s valuable don’t leave it in your car.

Yes, don’t leave valuables locked up in your own car’s locked trunk, becuase it’s too much of a temptation to the local ooks.

Why is Dotson being so idiotic?  Answer:  Local control is now in effect.  If he names and shames and blames the local ooks, the politicians the ooks’ grandmammys elected to go to City Hall will come unhinged.





Give That Dog a Bone

13 10 2013

Los Angeles

UK Independent:

Police officers in Los Angeles have long faced accusations of institutional racism, but now it appears their dogs may be unjustly discriminatory, too.

A new report focusing on the Canine Special Detail of the LA Sherriff’s Department (LASD) has uncovered a vast increase in the number of minority individuals bitten by police dogs since 2004.

And in the first six months of this year, every single victim of a bite by a LASD dog was African-American or Latino.The data was published in a new report by the Police Assessment Resource Centre (Parc), a Los Angeles-based non-profit organisation, devoted to “advancing effective and accountable policing”.

According to Parc records, the number of Latino individuals bitten by LASD canines went up 30 per cent between 2004 and 2012, from 30 to 39 bites. The number of African-Americans bitten increased by 33 per cent over the same period.

Meanwhile, police dog bites caused injuries at a much higher rate than alternative deterrents such as batons, tear gas and even guns. “Large swathes of LASD’s jurisdiction, encompassing generally affluent areas with smaller minority populations, had few [canine] deployments or bites,” the Parc report states.

“Crime rates are lower in these areas, but the stark disparity leads us to wonder why canine deployments seem to occur disproportionately in less affluent areas with larger minority populations.”

Duh.

And that’s the explanation for the LAPD’s bigoted canines. It’s because they’re being deployed against the kind of criminal suspects where they would do some good, and in the case of Los Angeles and most everywhere else for that matter, that means blacks and Hispanics.





Throw Down

9 10 2013

The City

jeremyeden

Yeah, cops do it.  Let’s not kid ourselves into thinking they don’t.

But they don’t throw down on grandma while she’s in transit between the retirement home and church on Sunday morning.





Bad Baden

9 10 2013

Baden

2:

City police recruit neighbors to fight crime

St. Louis police went door to door Wednesday in the Baden neighborhood of north city trying to get residents involved with combatting crime.

Officers took roll call then handed out fliers for what’s called the “Neighborhood Ownership Model.”

(snip)

Sergeant Justin Johnson with the St. Louis police department added, “This is about owning your neighborhood. This is about taking back your neighborhood. We want to reduce crime, improve the overall quality of life for you.”

Uh, newsflash:  Baden residents already own their neighborhood.

Because…black power.

We actually think we can expect the people who breed violent criminals and make excuses for them and vote for politicians who create a criminal “justice” system that slaps them on the hand and turns them loose to help the big bad evil occupier white po-leeceseseseses combat black crime.

Tell me how that works out for you…before you feel the need to cry on my shoulder.

As late as the early 1990s, Baden was the only majority white neighborhood in North City.

Police say the neighborhood ownership model has reduced crime in other areas.

It’s already been implemented in the Dutchtown, Gravois Park and Lafayette Square areas of the city.

Gee, could there be a reason why crime in Lafayette Square isn’t that much of a problem?  Maybe because the housing values are just a wee little bit above the ook’s price range.  That and Lafayette Park has had no basketball hoops since the mid-90s, ergo no ook magnet for any ooks that are relatively nearby.








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