It’s Like an Old Familiar Score

3 07 2018

Washington, D.C.

Guten Abend aus Ulm.

From a half a world away, I’m observing this scam of a dog and pony show afoot, and I’m amazed that the sort of people who I would have thought would see right through it and call boo sheet on it aren’t doing so.

It’s this matter of “Abolish ICE.”  This boob bait for the progressivetard masses.

Time for Uncle Blogmeister to sit the world down on his lap and tell it the facts of life.

Listen up, progtards:  The big name top shelf top drawer Democrats yelling about abolishing ICE have absolutely no intention to do so if one of them ever becomes President, and will not vote for such a measure if such a measure gains serious political legs, i.e. has a chance of actually being enacted. They’re only making noise to raise money and churn election year interest from progtard utopian true believer dorks who are dumb enough to think that abolishing ICE is something that actually can be accomplished.  Sure, the big name Democrats yelling ZOMG ABOLISH ICE LOL may vote for token legislation now, knowing it will never pass this House or Senate, and knowing Trump wouldn’t sign it.  But if it gets to a Democrat President who theoretically could sign it, but actually would not, they would vote against such a bill.

How do I know?

Two reasons:

One, it was not so long ago that our side was calling for the abolition of a Federal law enforcement agency.

How did that work out for us?  How did it turn out in the long run?

Right.

Any political muscle there ever was to eliminating that particular law enforcement agency disappeared on September 11, 2001.  Meaning that, if you’re a politically aware later-half Millennial or younger, then you will have zero conscious memory of the American right ever advocating for the wholesale abolition of a law enforcement agency.  If you’re an early Millennial, then you might remember, but you would have had to have been paying close attention to American politics and current affairs from a deep dive perspective starting at a pretty young age.  If you’re older, then you probably remember, provided you were paying attention.

But, believe me, we/it did.  And we failed.

So I know how it’s going to turn out for you in the Abolish ICE crowd, because I’ve seen that movie before, I know how it ends.

Red pill:

There’s nothing more permanent than a government program, even more so for a law enforcement agency.  The current agents for that agency want their nice cushy Federal jobs, paychecks, benefits and pensions.  They’ll inevitably search for reasons to exist, or adapt to the current political reality, or cry uncle to enough elected officials and House/Senate committee chairmen.

Two, and with the above in mind, we already know how an open borders Democrat President would deal with ICE, because we had an open borders Democrat President until January 20, 2017.  Baraq Obama wasn’t dumb enough to call for abolishing ICE.  Because he did the next best (worst) thing — Keep ICE, so that all the agents could have their nice cushy jobs, paychecks, benefits and pensions, but deploy them to duties and missions that are tangentially relevant to ICE’s mission, but not at all relevant to what most people think ICE was established to do, which is found in the first and third letter of the acronym.  Examples were cracking down on fake NFL jerseys, and child porn on some teacher’s computer, and harassing people who wore Google Glass in a movie theater.   In other words, anything that is within ICE’s guide book, and either politically universally popular or demanded by either a well known profitable corporation or Democrat donors/bundlers (RIAA/MPAA and the multimedia conglomerates it rides herd for are big Democrat donors/bundlers).  Above all else, never enforce immigration law, except for maybe trying halfheartedly to deport the odd 853-time convicted felon back to Guatemala.  If we have another open borders Democrat President, he/she/xe/it/they will merely follow the Obama playbook.  But no actual abolition of ICE.

And I’ll bring this full circle by noting that it was better in the long run that the ATF was not eliminated, because its existence as an agency separate from the FBI is how we were able to find out at all about Operation Gunrunner (“Fast and Furious”), as the late Mike Vanderboegh documented.  Even though the ATF, in fear of its elimination, tried to manufacture reasons for its existence, the most unfortunate and drastic of which was Waco.

Long and short to all you progtards reading this:  I’m hardly on your side, but do yourselves this favor and take this wooden nickel’s worth of free advice:  Don’t let people wind you up and get you to throw bricks through windows for the sake of a cause they have no intention of following through upon.

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Two Things At Work Here

29 05 2018

Jefferson City

MissouriNet:

Missouri among worst states to be a police officer, has several of the most dangerous cities

There’s new research showing Missouri has some of the most dangerous cities and is one of the worst states to work as a police officer.

Two of the top 25 most dangerous cities with more than 100,000 residents are St. Louis which ranks 4th and Kansas City at number 19 on the list.

There’s the first thing at work here: The Ferguson Effect.

The personal finance website’s data shows the top 5 states to be a police officer are, in order, North Dakota, New York, Connecticut, Minnesota, and California.

Wallethub’s research shows that officers, like people in most professions, are drawn to financial perks, but are also more likely to be attracted to police departments that steer clear of scandal and corruption and that are transparent with their communities.

There’s the second thing at work here: Moynihan’s Law of the Canadian Border. Funny when you want transparency, lack of scandals and lack of corruption, you’re thinking about high trust and high social capital, and states like North Dakota and Minnesota rank at the top.





Hey Live

17 05 2018

Knoxville

This official reason for encrypting police radio traffic is Barbra Streisand.  Those floating it know full well that way many more good guys than bad guys are listening, and it’s a net positive for law enforcement.

No, the real reason for this censorship, let’s just call it what it is, is that departments’ brass, i.e. politicians with badges, don’t want an official route for people to find out how much more violent crime there is in their cities than they officially report.  Because one of the only practical ways to reduce violent crime these days is to pretend it doesn’t exist.





Still Below Par

16 05 2018

Downtown

Lyda’s infographic:

 

Notice the salary bump brings the SLPD “closer” to the pay scales of surrounding agencies. Not equal to them, and certainly not more than them.

As a certain someone you all know predicted.





Jaded

15 05 2018

Waterloo

The story.

It says he’s SLPD and lives in Waterloo.  Quite a few years ago, the SLPD eliminated the residency rule for officers with a certain number of years on the force, as long as they lived within a certain mile range distance from the city.  And while Waterloo seems like it’s in the middle of nowhere, it’s not that far away.

Which means that my new favorite SLPD cop has quite a few years of tenure.  Which, of course, you’d also have to deduce from his Lieutenant rank.  And, believe me, anyone, especially white, who is a St. Louis City cop for long enough is going to get that jaded, even if he or she (or xe or it) didn’t start out that way.

Besides, didn’t Raj Chetty tell us that the corn fields between Waterloo and Red Bud are where black kids from the jurisdiction that Lt. Foster patrols should really be raised in order to have better life outcomes?

Related:  Monroe County, Ill., county seat Waterloo, becomes unofficial 2A Sanctuary





Body Worn Cams Vindicate White Sheriff’s Deputy, Prove Dinduette a Liar

8 05 2018

Lawrenceville, Virginia

Remember the point I make here often, about how, in spite of their initial political gluttony for body cams, the other side is now in the process of doing a 180 and starting to demand no body cams.  This is one reason why.

It’s also obvious what she was up to:  She tried to bait the deputy into losing his cool, doing something brash, then ghetto lottery lawsuit.  When he didn’t lose his cool, she went home and made some lie-filled video, which the deputy’s own video footage refuted.

NOTE:  I embedded the YT video, but the Goolag yanked it, so all you get is a direct news link.





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.