Muh Consent Decree

10 11 2016

Ferguson

Through all this, everyone forgot to ask how Trump’s election will affect the most important place in the world.

Until now.

My hunch is that Trump will see that it’s renegotiated, and the egregious sections taken out.





Double Overnight Ambush

2 11 2016

Des Moines

Two cops, both ambushed, both killed, within twenty minutes of each other, in the one o’clock hour overnight.  The second cop was assisting in the response to the scene of the first cop.  So what we have here is the first ambush, the suspect runs and hides and waits for more cops to show up, and then pops out of nowhere to start shooting again.

My whitey sense tells me the suspect is going to look like us and not like a BLM activist.  Des Moines is 10% black, and the overnight hour would suggest but not necessitate black.  But the pre-planning and brazenness of it all points to white.

UPDATE

My whitey sense turned out to be right.

My next prediction is that we’ll find out he has had at least one and probably more prison stints.  Meth, heroin and/or violent domestic abuse will be involved somehow.





Arguing About Draining the Swamp

1 11 2016

Downtown and Clayton

Oh gawd, an inter-agency pie fight.

And all this because dindus and MissingLink.

This reminds me of how various Federal, state and local LEAs were all fighting with each other over turf and political credit while Mohammed Atta was buying a one-way plane ticket.





“Demons on the Rooftops”

1 11 2016

Green Park

The apple didn’t roll far from the tree.

Confirming what I initially thought and what one of you confirmed, that that whole house was den of iniquity.





We’ll See What We’ll See

25 10 2016

USA

American Interest:

Is Black Lives Matter Backfiring?

If Colin Kaepernick’s protest strategy is working, it hasn’t showed up yet in public opinion polling. Respect for local law enforcement soared over the last year to its highest level since 1968, according to a new survey from Gallup.

(snip)

Interestingly, changing opinions among Democrats and independents drove most of the increase. Republican respect for police, already overwhelming, ticked up only slightly, from 82 to 86 percent. Meanwhile, Democratic support surged from 54 to 68 percent; among independents, from 60 to 75. The uptick was more pronounced among nonwhites than whites.

Two weeks from tonight, we’ll find out whether this change actually manifests within the realm of Presidential politics, the only kind of electoral politics that really matter anymore, in terms of more Democrats and non-whites voting for Trump. If not, then it’s a useless meaningless statistic, as politically meaningless as these same people’s favorite kinds of pie.





Do Tell, NYT

25 10 2016

Staten Island

NYT, on deck chair reshuffling on the Feds’ Eric Garner investigation:

Mr. Garner’s death, followed by the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and several other high-profile deadly police encounters across the country, prompted nationwide protests over how and when officers use force, particularly against black men.

Eric Garner happened about two weeks before Ferguson.  Yet, when Ferguson happened, the NYT pretty much shut down its interest in Garner and went all Ferguson Ferguson Ferguson for months.  If a certain urban secession effort back in 1993 had been more successful, the NYT probably would have had more journalistic interest in this matter.

What we don’t read here is that Ofc. Pantaleo’s direct supervisor, who was there at the scene supervising him and all the other cops called to that incident, was a black woman.

What we don’t read is any insinuation that the city’s sky high cigarette tax may have had something to do with it, as it creates an incentive for bootlegging, and since that bootlegging affects the city’s tax revenue collection, the king’s soldiers are the most diligent about collecting the king’s taxes so that the king has the money to pay the king’s soldiers.





Deceptive Headline

25 10 2016

Middletown, New Jersey

Newark Star-Ledger:

Ceremony honoring police before HS game sends ‘frightening message,’ ACLU says

A ceremony honoring law enforcement, military and first responders before a high school football game Friday night drew criticism from the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey because of an underlying “frightening message.”

What’s deceptive about this headline?  “ACLU.”  If you read further down, you’ll find out that the ACLU was not the only complainant:

The letter was also signed by the Central Jersey Chapter of National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and the Greater Long Branch NAACP.

Okay, it goes more like this:  Those were the groups that were really upset, those are the straws stirring the drink.  But, for propaganda and PR purposes, and to keep the heat off black people, the state chapter of the ACLU fronted the effort for the media, and of course the media were glad to bury the black angle deep down in the paragraph count.  To put it another way:  Letting the ACLU front what was really black anger at law enforcement implicitly peddles the imagery of civil liberties focused white or parenthetical lawyers trying to prevent a public abuse of civil liberties, and also implicitly peddles the incorrect notion that a public abuse of civil liberties is what actually took place, while letting the state chapter of NOBLE and the local chapter of the NAACP take the lead would focus people’s minds on the racial angle, and at least a majority of people will conclude that it’s just a matter of black people not liking cops for the usual mostly-their-fault reasons they don’t.