Does Not Figure (Unless It Does)

28 06 2017



MetroLink officers get OK to write tickets in St. Louis

The public safety officers who patrol MetroLink in the city of St. Louis were given permission Monday to immediately begin issuing citations to riders who don’t pay the fare, according to a memo obtained by the Post-Dispatch.


More than a year ago, amid an increase of high-profile violent crimes on MetroLink, the light-rail system’s public safety officers were effectively barred from issuing citations in Missouri by St. Louis and St. Louis County.

Officials from Bi-State have contended that the change rendered their officers powerless and caused more crime.

I’m trying to wrap my mind around reconciling the two, or rather, what do fare evasion citations necessarily have to do with violent crime on the MissingLink. To put it another way, I don’t think the absence of the citations resulted in the spate of ML violence, nor do I think that the return of citation writing will abate the violence. It’s just another one of these consequence free easy answer easy excuses that everyone important in this town and every other town leans on to avoid having to deal with the taboo implications of problems. That, and I’m sure the municipal court system will enjoy all the new revenue from collecting fines and court costs from those who received these citations, which is a sort of thing that we were all supposed to repudiate because GENTILIVUS GIANTIVUS.


Know Nothing Party

28 06 2017

Tower Grove East


Next police chief should know St. Louis history, neighborhoods, racial issues, residents say

The dozens of people who attended a forum Tuesday night offered a roomful of opinions on what St. Louis should focus on in its search for a new police chief.

Among the concerns raised by several in the crowd were that the next leader of the city’s police department understand the racial and economic split in the city and even its geographic barriers, such as the so-called Delmar Divide seen by many as the line that separates St. Louis’ mostly white southern half and mostly black northern half.

Several members of the crowd also expressed concerns that a new chief should know the history of the city and its neighborhoods, be able to foster relationships with diverse communities, and be transparent in his role and communications with the public.

Members of the Citizen Advisory Committee that hosted the forum at the International Institute on Arsenal Street roamed the room after the crowd broke into small groups for discussions.

Members of the Citizen Advisory Committee need to get out more, especially if they’re going to demand that the next SLPD chief “should know the history of the city and its neighborhoods,” when they themselves don’t know it. Delmar isn’t the dividing line that it used to be. While north of Delmar is still almost all black, but depopulating quickly, south of Delmar is nowhere near all white. All they had to do to find that out was walk around the streets and blocks around the International Institute, formerly St. Elizabeth High School. Topping that, city politics aren’t as starkly racially divided as they were in the days when Delmar was the figurative tracks.  The 1993 Mayoral election was almost purely a racial headcount, the 2017 Mayoral election was largely an up-down affair that correlated more loosely to race, and of course, by “election,” I mean the Democrat primary.

I must be the only person around here, as Rush would say, living on the cutting edge of societal evolution. Everyone else is stuck on forty years ago. In spite of the fact that I could now make current year snark against myself.

By and by, bet on the next chief being a black woman.

Black Lives Matter, Mate

26 06 2017


The Met, probably the most cucked and PC primary domestic patrol law enforcement agency on Earth, still somehow brutalizes black babies’ bodies.  At some point, dindus have to look at themselves in the mirror, or at their many IG selfies, and maybe figure that they themselves are the problem.  “I’m all right the world’s all wrong” only goes so far.

Really Old Fences to Mend and Really Filthy Closets to Clean

25 06 2017



Businesses participating in ‘Safe Place’ program for LGBTQ community

St. Louis police are working to make the city a “safe place” for those in the LGBTQ community.

Police hope a small, colorful symbol will show our city’s determination to end hate crimes and harassment.

The “Safe Place” program is teaming with businesses and organizations willing to open their doors to the LGBTQ community that may have been a victim of crime or harassment.

“Hate crimes and harassment” against LGBTQ in a city that is, according to probably the most famous LGBTQ publication around, more gay-friendly than San Francisco?

How to reconcile?



Which means that we should interpret “hate crimes and harassment” against LGBTQ as just straight up TNB.  Or, to put it another way, what Dindus are doing to LGBTQ, they’re also doing to non-LGBTQ.

But there’s something else going on here, and here’s where it’s going to get uncomfortable, and it might irk some of you.  I might also be too clever by half with all this.

Even now, in the era when big city police departments are rainbowing out their squad cars, there’s still a lingering propensity among organized, activist middle aged and older gay men LGBTQ activists to look sideways at law enforcement.  For four main reasons:

(1) Drugs.  Gay men tend to do too much dope for their own good, while cops seem to have a thing against it.  Remember, I figured out eleven years ago that dope was the real straw stirring the anarchist/antifa drink, and, coincidentally, or maybe not so, anarchists/antifa and gay men/LGBTQ seem to plant themselves and germinate and hang out in the same neighborhoods in the same cities.  For instance, Tower Grove South is both St. Louis’s original gayborhood, and the home of anti-cop anarchist/antifa haven Mokabe.

(2) Gay male prostitution.  Again, gay men sometimes do it, and cops arrest people (of any orientation) for engaging in it.  Back to TGS, as long ago as when I was born, the SLPD was running sting operations against gay men either “buying” or “selling” in TGS and in Tower Grove Park.

(3)  Male homosexual child sex abuse and grooming.  In November 2014, Missouri voters overwhelmingly passed an amendment to the state constitution which brought Missouri in line with almost every other state, which allows prosecutors to do what they ordinarily are not allowed to do, that is, introduce a defendant’s previous criminal conviction history in the trial phase.  The exception that Amendment 2 punched out was for defendants charged with child sex crimes only, and the only elements of their previous rap sheets that could be introduced in the trial phase, pending the approval of the presiding judge, is his previous convictions on child sex offenses.  The idea is to spare the child sex victim the trauma of testifying, and to use the defendant’s previous child sex abuse convicitons as affirmative evidence of the extant case against him.  It passed statewide big, with 72%, but its weakest county was the city of St. Louis with only 59%.  I got curious and drilled down by ward, and found that it actually failed in four wards, two in the ghetto, (go figure), one in the almost ghetto, and the other one was…the ward that includes…Tower Grove South.  So, why are LGBTQ voting against more than for a measure to make it easier for prosecutors to win child sex crime convictions if gay men don’t have a thing for trying to do underage boys and young men?  Remember, the first line of enforcement of child sex laws or any laws are the beat cops.  I mentioned a moment ago that one of the four wards it failed in is “almost ghetto.”  It happens to be the one on the other side of Tower Grove Park, and it’s a neighborhood that’s a very uneasy mix of ghetto blacks and LGBTQ gentrifiers.

(4)  Stonewall.  Remember, the modern gay rights movement started in the fallout of the NYPD raid of the Stonewall Inn in 1969.  Though, there’s more to the story.

Still, if you believe the official narrative, the whole gay rights movement was a direct consequence of cops not liking homosexuals.

There are probably other examples, but these are the four I was able to think off off top.

Mash it all together, and it’s easy to see why, historically, there is an oppositional relationship between organized homosexual interests and law enforcement.

But that’s all gone.  And I think all this jazz about the SLPD wanting businesses to plaster “safe place” rainbow stickers on their storefronts and windows, all while covering up the fact that it’s dindus who dindu nuffins, has more to do with public relations than public safety.

Every Incentive to Settle

23 06 2017


Me, four days ago:

The reason Ferguson is going to settle is because the expense to the city of fighting this suit is more than the increased insurance premiums it will have to pay its carrier because of this $3 million claim that’s about to be filed.

Half that, as it turns out.

Which only further validates my contention that Ferguson settled rather than fight because the cost of fighting was more than the cost of settling.  A $1.5m claim against its insurance policy, and this does state that Ferguson’s insurance carrier will pay out, won’t result in a premium increase to the city that a $3 million claim would have.  Such as it is, Ferguson’s insurance carrier had a policy maximum of $3 million per individual claim in such matters.  Which is where the $3 million credible speculation came from to begin with.


And Just Down the Road…

21 06 2017


A lot of people get the Philando Castile and Sylville Smith cases mixed up.  They both happened in the summer of 2016, both in northern Midwestern major cities, both involved non-white cops and black subjects.

As if fate wants to add to the confusion, only five days after the cop involved in the former incident was acquitted, the cop in the latter incident was also acquitted.

What We Don’t Want to See

21 06 2017

Minneapolis-St. Paul

I’m trying to wrap my mind around the concept of twelve people watching this and all of them coming up with “not guilty” for it.

The only thing I can come up with is that, through my extensive observation and study of human nature, that, if we have enough trust and confidence in the central state, if we think we’re better off with a given state having power than not, then we will give almost universal benefit of the doubt to the armed enforcers of the state’s will, especially its domestic patrol level men and women.  Sometimes, as we now have “smoking gun” proof, too much benefit.

Cognitive dissonance sometimes means that people, including twelve random adults in Ramsey County, Minnesota, are willingly oblivious to the obvious.