“Please Restore Jim Crow and Segregation”

24 05 2018

Chicago

That’s what he’s asking for, properly translated.

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Affecting Thirty Cents Worth of Interstate Commerce

20 05 2018

Chicago

All you need to know:

Whitley’s use of Trojan and LifeStyles brand condoms when he paid for sex acts with a 14-year-old girl, federal prosecutors say, meant he illegally affected interstate commerce. Because the condoms are made outside Illinois, using them in the act of a potential sex crime contributed to the ability to charge Whitley in U.S. District Court instead of the state level.

It’s like I’ve been telling you here for quite a few years, Illinois state prisons are so overcrowded that the Feds will find any excuse, hook or pretext to give a garden variety state level crime a Federal object.  The Hobbs Act, written to crack down on the mafia, is most often used to Federalize the armed robbery of a business establishment.





The Chicongo Beat

4 05 2018

Chicago

ATF is hanging around bell curve city Chicago to find Federal gun crime violations to nail dindus with, because the Illinois criminal justice system is so weak and its state prisons already overcrowded. For instance, someone convicted of murder two in Illinois is unlikely to spend more than a single digit number of years in prison even if he’s sentenced to much more.

It’s for the same reason why the Feds have been using the Hobbs Act to scoop up garden variety armed robbers of establishments in Illinois into the Federal system.





Any Given Day in BRA

8 04 2018

Chicago

It’s the cycling gap!

Let’s get into this:

Chicago is making strides in getting more black and brown people on bikes, but the Windy City isn’t moving fast enough, according to local activist Oboi Reed. His solution: “bike libraries.”

If he wants black people to use them, maybe he should have picked a word other than “library.”

Reed is the co-founder of Slow Roll Chicago, an offshoot of Slow Roll Detroit. Both groups host community rides to get more people of color cycling. In December 2017, Reed resigned from Slow Roll to focus on his new nonprofit, Equiticity, with an expanded mandate to tackle racial equity, increased mobility, and racial justice in biking. Now he’s working on a program that would give low-to-moderate-income residents the opportunity to borrow a bike—for free—from a community organization, for up to three months.

You’ll never see those bikes again, Oboi.

But Equiticity’s agenda only begins with bike libraries: Reed sees that program as just one first step toward creating a safe, discrimination-free environment to ride. He hopes to mobilize black and brown Chicagoans to join his pursuit for equity—which, to him, means “the fair, just distribution of resources explicitly targeting and prioritizing the people who need it most and who are in the position to benefit most,” he said. “In our city, that’s communities of color.”

Nobody ever biked their way to freedom.

Reed thinks that bike libraries might offer a homegrown alternative to Divvy’s model, which allows eligible Chicagoans to borrow the bike just like a book from a library. Similar collectives have popped up in other cities, from London to Santa Cruz to Iowa City, but this would be Chicago’s first.

And when hardly anyone ever returns their borrowed bikes, it will be the last time any such thing is tried in any Dinduistan.

The bike library program is only the first prong of Equiticity’s plan. The organization will also address another barrier to cycling for black and brown residents: police harassment.

Chicago is well known for the broken relationship between communities of color and the police. Reed points to the furor over the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald and reports that police disproportionately target black people for minor transgressions like jaywalking and riding bikes on sidewalks.

Those bad ole days are long gone. Now, the official criminal justice system in Chicago is a revolving door if your body is black.

Last year, Reed began pushing for equity in Chicago’s Vision Zero campaign to eliminate all death and serious injury from traffic crashes in the city by 2026. Echoing activists in other cities, Reed said he “ferociously” disagrees with how Mayor Rahm Emanuel planned and implemented the city’s Vision Zero approach, which emphasizes stepped-up law enforcement. That could disproportionately penalize Chicago’s lower-income communities of color, who are themselves more likely to be victims of traffic violence.

And also more likely to be perpetrators of the kind of “traffic violence” (there’s a new one) which they are victims. I’ve stated here that Natural Bridge Avenue through the city of St. Louis just might be the most violent place in the world that is not part of a known war zone or civil collapse zone. For much the same reason, Natural Bridge Avenue through the city is really bad about “traffic violence,” including illicit drag racing. So much so, that MoDOT and various city officials are collaborating on a PSA campaign to try to get the dindus to cut it out. MoDOT is involved because, technically, Natural Bridge through the city is a state highway, part of a sweetheart deal between MoDOT and the city a few years back where MoDOT would classify come major city boulevards as state routes so that MoDOT could pay for pavement maintenance, signal maintenance and sundries, because the city’s finances are tight.

In response, Reed presented the mayor’s office with nine requests to restructure the program to include more community involvement and ensure that traffic law enforcement is equitable across the city.

Summation: Reed wants to give free stuff to black people and also wants to make them exempt from consequences for their behavior. That could be any day in BRA.





The Chicago Way

21 03 2018

Chicago

If this doesn’t speak volumes on a couple of levels.

S-T:

Feds: Man helped bring gun to Chicago that was later used to kill Tyshawn Lee

Federal authorities have accused a Chicago man of helping bring to the city the weapon used in the execution-style killing of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee.

Anthony Morgan, 31, faces four gun charges in a federal indictment filed last week.

(snip)

The prosecutor tried to convince Cole to keep Anthony Morgan locked up Monday, but Cole put him on home detention. He also agreed to let Anthony Morgan go back to his job at the U.S. Postal Service, where his mother also works.

And…I’ll let all of you in the peanut gallery take it from there.

ICYMI, Tyshawn Lee was murdered because his father was ganged up, and a rival ‘banger lured him into a back alley on his walk home from school and plugged him nine times, purely because of who his father was.  Tyshawn’s mother, a typical ghetto whore, scammed GFM out of a few pretty pennies, presumably for the boy’s funeral, when it turned out that Pfleger’s church did that for free, and she knew that was going to be the case before she started the GFM, and she used the money to buy herself an almost brand new car (“CAAAAAA” — Carla Lee), which she wrecked within two years of buying it, and a trip to Vegas, where she gambled away the rest of the money.  To beat all, at the time of his murder, Tyshawn wasn’t living with either his mother or father, he was living with one of his grandmothers.





But I’ve Been Told Not to Care About Optics

11 03 2018

Chicago

Instapundit, earlier today:

The “Shot” article leads with this photo:

And ends with this text:

Reverend Jesse Jackson participated in early voting in the hopes of leading by example. Early voting began last week for Cook County.

Not that he really cares, but if I was Jesse Jackson, I’m not so sure I want my name mashed up with these optics.

Even though I keep hearing from certain people in our sector that I’m not supposed to care about optics.

 





The Dynamo of Bell Curve City

5 03 2018

Chicago

They’re trying to figure out how to stop it.

Since those trying to figure it out are named Dodge Dart and Toni Prickwinkle, you know the solution won’t involve punishing anyone.  Which means it won’t be much of a solution at all.

For you newbies, here’s what I mean by “dynamo of bell curve city.”