Today Is Give-a-Shit Day

26 05 2016

City Hall

P-D:

Downtown leadership calls for ‘regional outrage’ in wake of Washington Avenue murder

The leader of downtown’s booster group is calling on residents across the region to be outraged by the recent spate of violent crime in the area’s urban core.

Everyone in the metro area should be outraged about violent crime that happens in Downtown St. Louis?  I thought the official admonition was for us not to care, because it’s not our problem.  Though I know we go through an almost daily narrative change — One day, give a shit, the next day, don’t give a shit, etc. etc., lather rinse repeat, until you’re dizzy.  Oceania has always been allied with Eastasia in a war against Eurasia, Oceania has always been allied with Eurasia in a war against Eastasia, and don’t you forget it.

Next question:  At what precisely are we supposed to be outraged?  Are they giving us permission to notice and name the ook?  Or are we supposed to be outraged generically?  Lots and lots of outrage, to be followed by more outrage.  I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it until I take more of it tomorrow and get even more outraged.

Downtown STL Inc.’s president Missy Kelley met with Mayor Francis Slay’s chief of staff Thursday and says she’s been assured that police are going to bolster patrols and will battle all crimes, including ordinance violations like panhandling, noise and public urination.

Quiet, don’t tell BLM, @Deray and the GENTILIVUS GIANTIVUS crowd, or they’ll chip in and bring Ta to town so he can lecture us about racially profiling black bodies based on trivial ordinance violations.

“I am committed to making sure this is just the start,” Kelley said. “We have seen a similar response from the city in the past after a sensational crime or a series of criminal activity in a short period of time. It is not enough for us to be reactive then revert to the status quo.”

But what other choice is there?  Don’t think you can start telling the truth; Tony Messenger won’t let you.

Ponder said the officers will be pulled from special ops task forces.

Robbing N’Deshawntavious to pay Jamal.

Meanwhile, Kelley said it is time for St. Louis to “take back” its downtown.

With lots of OUTRAGE.

“The entire region should be outraged by this because what happens in the central business district, the economic engine and heart of the St. Louis region, affects us all. It affects our national reputation,” Kelley said.

She’s mad because she’s mad.

Our national reputation?  There’s hardly a big city central business district that isn’t in constant danger from (censored censored demographic OUTRAGE).  Them picking on us would be like throwing stones out of glass house.

“Downtown St. Louis is the region’s Downtown. We all own it. We all deserve to feel safe visiting the many assets that can only be found in the heart of our city.”

And while I’m tempted here to say that they’re all anxiously awaiting AFFH to start kicking in soon, realize that the vic in the most recent Downtown OUTRAGES, she turned out to be a young black woman, lives in O’Fallon, the one on this side of the river, not the other side, but one of the two suspects is from Belleville, which is definitely on the other side of the river.  This means that neither one of them lived in the city, yet both were there for some reason.  Best I can tell, Washington Avenue has a really bad problem of cruising ooks on weekend nights.  Point being, AFFH wouldn’t have mattered in that case; their games of sweep-the-dindus-under-someone-else’s-rug has its limits.

I should have turned “outrage” into a drinking game.





Missing One Fact

26 05 2016

Waco, Texas

Press release and executive summary of Baylor’s mea culpa.

There is an inverse relationship between having and enforcing academic/conduct standards and winning football games, because having not quite so intelligent fleet-of-foot aggressive impulsive could-rage-out-at-any-time black men on the team is necessary to win.  Or it’s supposedly necessary to win, because when one school sacrifices standards to get an edge, this creates a race to the bottom that exerts pressure on all the other schools to do the same.   It wouldn’t even take one school sacrificing standards, because just in the natural course of things, schools have different standards.  For instance, Harvard is going to be more selective than double directional state college in general, not counting athletic recruiting.  This means that double direction state college’s football team will be better than Harvard’s, because DDSC’s lower admissions standards means that more speedy black skill position players will be admitted.  And this by itself starts the race to the bottom, and if you think I was including Harvard just to be illustrative, well, I didn’t.

One might suggest that colleges deemphasize money making sports, but we have to remember that college football is how a lot of white American men outsource their patriotism, it eats up their/our tribal energy.  If we can’t outsource our patriotism to squads of 17-23 year old young men that are around half black in terms of total team rosters and heavily black in terms of starters, (the reason for the disconnect is that a lot of coaches will give scholarships to whites only to have them be permanent bench warmers because they want whites on the team and wearing uniforms because their presence sorta keeps a disciplinary lid on the blacks that actually do play, it’s the same sort of buffer-cutting effect that forced racial integration in K-12 schools is supposed to accomplish), then white American men might actually have to reach for their own tribe to find a reason to behave tribally.  Who is most scared of that?  You probably won’t want to start looking for the answer to that, unless you like being anti-Semitic.

 





T.I. One On

25 05 2016

Manhattan

And I don’t mean Texas Instruments.

I bet it started because someone accidentally kicked a little dust on someone else’s brand new $400 basketball shoes.





Gentle Giant II

24 05 2016

Overland

overland-carjack

Kinda looks like Michael Brown.

Naah, it’s probably just the TALA Doctrine.





He Stole It a Little Bit At a Time

24 05 2016

Tower Grove East

WRPT in full effect.

STLMag:

…I realized that a smart crook would’ve just covered the distinctive yellow-to-orange paint job with a $5 can of black spray paint. That’s all it would’ve taken to finish the job. I called A&M Bicycle about how to order the same ride.

Instead, the thief kept riding my bike, in all its obnoxious glory…

Must avoid the temptation to engage in racial profiling, must avoid the temptation to engage in racial profiling, because the right side of history, it’s the current year…





Minority Report = Reporting Minorities

24 05 2016

Chicago

Sure, the cops themselves could compile this list, but then that would be racial profiling.  Because Jesse Jackson.

As you can read at the end, the algorithm is specifically written in such a way to avoid discriminatory variables.

Remember my contention, that data is how we do racial profiling without actually doing racial profiling, giving ourselves plausible deniability, and in this case, legal immunity.  Sure, this algorithm studiously avoids discrimination, so it will be just a coincidence when the names it pops out are names like Shitavious, Shaniqua, L’Booshondria, N’D’Mario, Boo, Shuntrice, NuKeese and Euphemiette.

Also, while these cops are on the way to visit the people that this algorithm generates, bet on the HUD people riding shotgun in the cop car to bring the big mama of the house an AFFH application.





Needs One More Button

23 05 2016

Downtown

SLPD’s new app.

The developer’s website.

The app appears to be less than ideal because it is lacking one critical piece of functionality:

A “Name the Ook” icon.

You know it won’t and will never have that, but it probably does or eventually will have an icon that one presses when one is a victim of (“black”) crime in the city, just in case the perpetrator is a yoot; when the victim taps it, an AFFH application will automatically be sent to the suspect’s mama’s sail foam.  Yes, I’m halfway kidding, but I’m also halfway not; I can easily see data that this app collects being cross-referenced with HUD in some computer to yield ideal AFFH clients, and then some social worker will pay a visit to Mama Weavie with the AFFH paper application in hand.








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