Category: Crime and Punishment

Rap concert ends in shooting?

No! A shooting at a rap concert? I am shocked! Shockingly shocked!

A 28-year-old woman was fatally shot and seven men were wounded during an event featuring local rap artists at a Cleveland nightclub, authorities said. Police were called to Club X-Rated, near downtown, around 1 a.m. Saturday, a Cleveland Police Department spokesperson said.

Officers discovered the woman at the back of the bar with a gunshot wound to the head. She died at a local hospital. Police earlier reported her age as 31.

A fight broke out inside the club leading to gunfire, police said. The fight then spilled outside and more shots were fired.

Six of the men, whose ages ranged from 19 to 53, were treated for gunshot wounds at local hospitals. A 25-year-old man was shot in the chest, arm and hand and is hospitalized.

Did I mention I was shocked? Not as shocked as this rapper’s bodyguard of course

Grammy Award-winning rapper T-Pain was detained by Atlanta police after he tried going through a security checkpoint with a gun at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

T-Pain and Flores were taken to the airport police precinct while officers investigated

Police, in a statement, said the rapper confirmed owning the firearm, provided a valid permit to carry and the weapon was returned to him. The statement said no charges were filed against either man.

He might just lose that permit to carry now

Noted child predator Larry Nasser moved to new prison

Apparently he has been getting beat up, if anyone deserves it, it is him. Hell turn him loose in the general population, let his fellow inmates take care of him

Convicted sexual predator Larry Nassar has been transferred from the federal prison in Arizona, where he spent the first several months of a 60-year sentence for child pornography charges.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons’ website lists Nassar as an inmate at Oklahoma City’s Federal Transfer Center. That facility is typically used as a stopover for inmates who are being placed in a new location.

Nassar’s court-appointed attorneys said in a court filing last month that he was assaulted almost immediately after being put into the general population at the Tucson Federal Correctional Complex.

Why do we release violent felons?

One aspect never brought up in the discussion over “gun violence” is how many times the bad guy has been released from prison despite a long violent record

When Daryl Williams stepped in front of Cook County Judge Stephanie Miller on Wednesday, it wasn’t the first time the two had seen each other. Back in November, Miller—a champion of the county’s “affordable bail” movement—let Williams go free on a recognizance bond after he was charged with possessing a stolen handgun on the South Side.

While free awaiting trial on the handgun charge, Williams obtained another gun and fatally shot a man in the back of the head, police say. Arrested this week, Williams just happened to find himself in front of Judge Miller again.

In short, a man died because of lax laws, and it happens a lot Here is more

The Left hates everything that came out of the late 1980’s Get Tough on Crime initiatives. But violent crime peaked in this country around 1991 or so, and even with the increase we’ve seen in the past 3 years or so it is still near historic lows, at least in most of the country. (Chicago, Baltimore and a few other places are notable exceptions to that statement.)

In an effort to turn back some of that tough on crime stuff, Cook County (home to Chicago) is trying to go easy on defendants who might have a hard time affording bail. In some case releasing criminals on their own recognizance. Which brings us to the case in point.

A guy bought an illegal gun, that was originally stolen from Spokane. He fired a couple of shots to “be sure it worked.” He got busted for illegal possession of a firearm. Released – no bond, no electronic monitoring. He was just left to walk out the door. He skipped his hearing. (Color me shocked!) While out awaiting that hearing, he bought another gun. He used that gun to shoot a man in the back of the head.

Williams was released, and he killed someone. And the left can only blame the NRA?

What you must know about the Parkland shooting

Mike McDaniel has a masterful piece that our media, yes, you too Fox, SHOULD be covering

as Fox News reports:

Some school counselors and officials were so concerned about the mental stability of Nikolas Cruz, accused in last month’s Florida school massacre that they decided to have him forcibly committed more than a year before the shooting.

However, the recommendation was never acted upon.

Documents in the criminal case against Cruz show that school officials at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and a sheriff’s deputy recommended in September 2016 that Cruz be involuntarily committed for mental evaluation under Florida’s Baker Act for at least three days, according to the Associated Press.

The documents, which are part of Cruz’s criminal case in the shooting, show that he had written the word ‘kill’ in a notebook, told a classmate that he wanted to buy a gun and use it, and had cut his arm supposedly in anger because he had broken up with a girlfriend. He also told another student he had drunk gasoline and was throwing up. Calls had even been made to the FBI about the possibility of Cruz using a gun at school.

So, why wasn’t he taken in?

Real Clear Investigations/com suggests the reason:

At the same time the Broward County school system was dismantling the ‘school-to-prison pipeline’ under policies that failed to stop accused shooter Nikolas Cruz, it was building another pipeline, funneling back into regular classrooms thousands of other potentially dangerous students released from local jails, county and school district records reveal.

Through a little-known “re-engagement” program for serious juvenile offenders, the Florida district has ‘transitioned’ back to school almost 2,000 incarcerated students, a number comparable to student bodies at many high schools, according to district data obtained by RealClearInvestigations. Local probation officers warn that these offenders have a high risk of reoffending.

Another initiative, the Behavior Intervention Program, attempts to mainstream a smaller number of ‘students who exhibit severe, unmanageable behavior,’ according to a 2017-2018 program handbook, including those who are ‘convicted of a serious crime such as rape, murder, attempted murder, sexual battery or firearm related [offense].’

The number of returning felons and other serious offenders has climbed each year since Broward Schools Supt. Robert Runcie, a close ally of President Obama, started the program in 2013 as part of his crusade to ‘end the school-to-prison pipeline,’ which he says has disproportionately harmed young African-American men.

The next year, district officials worked with county prosecutors, probation officers and judges to release and return 325 incarcerated students to area schools. The number grew to 570 in the 2015 school year, before rising to 967 in 2016, the latest available figure provided to RCI by the district.

Is it any wonder a known danger like Nikolas Cruz wasn’t handled properly?

Please go read it all folks, and spread this around

Marxifornia goes full, well, you know

Oh goody, here the left goes again. An “unarmed” black man is shot by Sacramento police. And the California, without waiting to see if the shooting was justified, the legislature tries to tell police across the state when they may, or may not use lethal force. Never let a good crisis go to waste right?

Following the shooting death of an unarmed black man in Sacramento last month by police, state lawmakers have proposed legislation that raises the threshold for when an officer may open fire, Huffington Post reported.

As far as I know the threshold is already pretty high, and the legislators pushing this likely have an agenda which is not, shall we say, friendly to cops or law abiding citizens… What could possibly go wrong?

Flanked by leaders from the NAACP and the anti-cop Black Lives Matter movement, Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, said at a news conference Tuesday the law would change the guidelines in California’s use of force laws so that cops may use their weapon ”‘only when necessary’ rather than ‘when reasonable.’”

Ah, seems like this would only put more gray areas into play, further complicating any legal proceedings after an officer uses their sidearm. And, naturally, it would put even more pressure on officers, which could easily lead to more officers being shot or stabbed.

But, rest asured these fine lawmakers hold no ill will or bias against police. Right?

Assemblyman Christopher Holden, an African-American, went so far as to claim officers use black men as “target practice” while naming unarmed black victims of police shootings.

“We should no longer be the target practice of a ‘shoot first, ask questions later’ police force,” Holden said, according to the online news source.

Naturally, the proposal is supported by the American Civil Liberties Union and the California Legislative Black Caucus.

“It’s clear that the current law protects the police, not the people,” ACLU legislative advocate Lizzie Buchen said, according to Huffington Post.

Oh Marxifornia, you went there didn’t you?