Mistrial

5 12 2016

North Charleston, South Carolina

Slager trial.  Hung jury.

Nicholas Stix and David in TN are surely paying close attention to the minutiae of the trial than I am, so I wonder how my prediction turned out.

 





To Review

1 12 2016

Downtown

4:

New Missouri gun law worries Chief Dotson

St. Louis City Police Chief Sam Dotson describes the new 2017 Missouri gun law as thoughtless and loose.

Starting January 1, 2017, Missouri residents will be able to carry a gun without a permit or training, and that’s leaving Chief Dotson worried.

Effectively, yes, but legally, no.  All that happened was that the line-item within the state’s list of things which constitute the unlawful use of a weapon (UUW) that cites carrying without a valid permit was eliminated.  At the same time, one was added to the list to stipulate that carrying while possessing enough illicit substances by weight to constitute a facial violation of state possession with intent to distribute (PWID) laws is now UUW.  What it definitely does not do is to allow one to carry either with or without permit in places where state law absolutely prohibits it or permits private establishment and business owners to disallow it.

This is why I don’t consider SB 656 to be genuine constitutional carry.

However, Dotson should be happy with the UUW category that was added.  Except we’re about to have a George Soros financed Lizz Brown slash Marilyn Mosby sort as Circuit Attorney, who won’t swing a hammer at a nail as long as the nail is black.  This means Dotson’s cops should hand the files of such UUW cases to Josh Hawley (starting January 9) instead of Kim Gardner.

The new Missouri law also cover the stand your “Stand Your Ground” law.

It makes mild tweaks in it, not wholesale changes.

“What’s interesting is that we spend a lot of time in law enforcement talking about how to deescalate a situation, this law takes out that requirement that you had to retreat or pull back. Now you don’t have an obligation to deescalate, you can just stand there, stick out your chest and whoever is the bigger man and fires first, that could actually be a defense in the court of law,” said Dotson.

Non sequitur.  “We,” in the context that Dotson uses it, refers to men and women who are granted a legal and moral monopoly on the use of deadly force and are given legal, moral and social benefit of the doubt in questionable situations therefore.  If he wants to make the case that deescalation training, such as it currently is, does no good and is mostly racially/politically driven instead of done out of a desire for better law enforcement, he should be my guest ’till the cows come home.  It does not follow that what we want from civilians should be the exact same as what we want from cops.

What I fear, though, is that Dotson is turning over his hand and showing us that they’re ready, starting at the stroke of midnight which rings out the old current year and rings in the new current year, that they’re going to lean on the excuse of SB 656 for every “gun crime” committed in the city.





Racial Profiling, Tsk Tsk

30 11 2016

North County

County Browns to install Shot Spotter near the corner of Halls Ferry and Chambers.

For some strange reason, they’re not going to install one near the corner of Clarkson and Clayton.

And I ask:  Why the hell not?  After all, we know, because certain people in this town told us over and over, that there’s all this white crime out there that the cops ignore.  Shot spotter at Clarkson-Clayton would be the best way to prove it.

The end of this article mentions the controversy over the city turning its Shot Spotter system off in certain areas, why it happened, who or what is to blame.  I have my own cynical hypothesis.





Wicked Racial Profiling Trick

25 11 2016

London

Let’s run through the hints:

* “Feral pack”

* “Youths”

* South (East) London

* Two girls BT-1000s arrange a fight after school

* The fight was both arranged and advertised on social media, and that helped the audience size swell

* Upon a cop holding a boy over the hood of a car (“car bonnet”), someone in the mob yelled, “that’s racist.”

* “Kids have a go at each other after school every week around here.”

It all adds up to Mahogany Mob.





Blue Lives Matter

23 11 2016

Detroit

But not to everyone.





Drive By

20 11 2016

Southampton

About an hour and a half ago, on Hampton and Pernod.

It was a drive-by shooting.

Yesterday, there was a carjacking at an apartment farm near Tower Tee, around where Heege, Laclede Station and Watson converge, and the car that was stolen in that incident was the same car whose occupants did the drive-by tonight.

Stay tuned.





Black-Latino Alliance

16 11 2016

Minneapolis

2:

Minnesota officer charged with manslaughter in Philando Castile killing

A Minnesota police officer has been charged with second-degree manslaughter in the killing of a black man in a St. Paul suburb.

Prosecutors announced the charge against St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez on Wednesday.

Yanez fatally shot 32-year-old Philando Castile during a July 6 traffic stop in Falcon Heights. The shooting’s gruesome aftermath was streamed live on Facebook by Castile’s girlfriend, who was with him. She said Castile was shot while reaching for his ID after telling Yanez he had a gun permit and was armed.

Yanez is Latino. Castile was black.

That’s probably why the BLM caterwauling over this one will be doused with lots and lots of fire retardant.