Non-Violence

21 01 2015

This supposedly happened this past weekend somewhere here in St. Louis.

UPDATE

I had to wade through the favorite news sources of the low information undertow, but I found out more details.  Here, here, here, and the third “here” links to this.  It was some rap concert Saturday night at SLU’s basketball arena that Better Family Life organized; you know, the group that thinks that all you need to do to stop urban violence is ask for a truce.  Apparently, they forgot to put in a request for a truce before the beginning of this concert.





Facts Are Stubborn Things

21 01 2015

Ferguson

But the narrative never dies.

Same DOJ and same USAG that hasn’t yet and won’t ever because they can’t file Federal charges against George Zimmerman.

And the source of this is the same NYT that for months made Ferguson the most important place in the world, purely to try to drive black turnout for Democrats in the midterms.

NYT, Democrats, Soros should be sent the bill to rebuild Ferguson.





KMOX, WTF?

20 01 2015

St. Louis City

Must be a slow news day around here, no riots, no unusually high body count, no news that another salami slice of the late great A-B is being moved out of town, no panic about an inch of snow in the forecast.

Therefore, with all that free time, someone at KMOX thought it would be a cracker jack idea to crack open a fresh new copy of the state blue book and plot the home residence addresses of the judges of the 22nd circuit on a city map showing the locations of 2014 city homicides.

You might be shocked to find out that judges don’t live where the homicides are.

And what’s supposed to be the significance of this?  Try this:

While judges can claim living apart is a legitimate matter of personal safety, their critics may argue judges in green zones can walk the dog without ever facing the felons they let go on probation.

I guess they want us to think that judges are somehow derelict in their jobs because they don’t live around the thugs who are criminal defendants in their courtrooms.  The judges claim that it’s a matter of their own safety, which is somewhat true.

But we all know the real reason.  Judges make good money, so obviously they’re going to buy or rent in the fucking ghetto!

A few more observations about this non-story:

*  First off, this is the 22nd circuit.  While it encompasses St. Louis City, it is the trial level for state court system, not the city/municipal court.  Therefore, the judges are state employees, which is why their home addresses are in the state blue book.  However, all of the judges of the 22nd live in the city, even though I am not aware of some state law requiring that the judges of a given circuit actually live in that circuit’s geography.  However, I do know that each circuit can set rules relating to the circuit’s business as long as there are no contradictory SCOMO rulings.  Therefore, I would not be surprised to find out that the 22nd makes all of its judges live in the city.

*  Judges have some leeway in determining sentencing for criminal defendants who are found guilty at trial in proceedings over which they preside.  But it’s not a whole lot.  To the extent that they use this power, the judges of the 22nd have a reputation of being lenient toward defendants.

*  Besides, most criminal cases in the city don’t even go to trial; they’re pled out before a trial can even begin.  At that point, the judge can ratify or reject the plea deal, but even the few good conservative white judges on the 22nd Circuit won’t reject what seem to be lenient plea deals, because they know that at that point, it’ll be in the hands of city juries, which means enough black women on the jury such that the risk of nullification is high.

*  Almost all cases in the 22nd that go to trial are civil cases, mainly a matter of plaintiffs venue shopping to the city for the “stick it to da man” reputation that city juries have.

*  I wonder where KMOX employees live.  I get the feeling that none of them live in high homicide city neighborhoods.  Quite a few years ago, someone reading these words studied where the members of the editorial board of the P-D lived, and of the few that actually lived in the city, none of them lived in high crime areas.

*  I have always been very hesitant to name sitting judges, save Supreme Court justices and other very prominent ones, so much so that I’m nervous about linking to stories that name judges.  I don’t think it’s a good idea to print the home addresses of judges in the state blue book.





Broken Heart

19 01 2015

Creve Coeur

ned-booker

Creve Coeur is a place you usually don’t associate with violent crime.

Until they show up.

“Police are looking for a black Cadillac extended-cab truck.”  No kidding, one of those black Escalades.  Which probably means dope dealers, which probably means in turn that Mr. Booker here was too long and too much in arrears.





Stalin vs Trotsky

19 01 2015

Midtown

Yeah, it’s something like that.

Repeating for those needing:  Harris-Slow is St. Louis’s HBCU.





Enough Is Never Enough

18 01 2015

Wells-Goodfellow

mlk-park

It’s not enough that the drag named after him is quintessential Bell Curve City.

Now they’re going to plop a park named after him along the ratchet drag named after him, in the hopes that this will finally be what makes it all better.

Don’t worry about the money, it’ll come together, otherwise racism.  This proposal is too black to fail.

Also notice whose mug is at the base of the proposed statue.

You know, if they only would have waited a few years to propose this thing, it would have been a park dedicated to Barack Obama.





The Joe Mokwa Doctrine

17 01 2015

Chocolate City St. Louis

In 2001, then-SLPD Chief Joe Mokwa tried to calm everyone down after a particularly ookey time frame that year, by telling us that 75% of all city homicides involved perpetrators and victims that had similar life and criminal histories.  The dog whistling is that it’s black thug murderers and black thug victims, and the implication is that white people really had nothing to be worried about.

I did the math, based on what was then current crime rates, and the answer was that even if you only count 25% of St. Louis City murders as “real” murders, that still left the city with a murder rate 2.75 times higher than the entire murder rate of St. Louis County, and their murders are mostly ook-on-ook.

I thought of the Mokwa Doctrine just a little while ago when thinking about Wednesday night and Thursday morning’s murder spree.  Applying the Mokwa Doctrine, the only murder among them which was “real” was the one at the Drury Inn, where the old ook wearing the Bulls hat ambushed/murdered the white manager of the hotel.  So why does the Mayor (Francis Slay was Mayor back in 2001, in fact, that was his first year) and the current SLPD Chief keep dwelling on all six homicides as if they were all equal?








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