Category: Crime and Punishment

Are Democrats pro-crime?

If the question seems unfair, consider this from Pirates Cove

Democrats are good with assaulting the rights of law abiding American citizens. Illegal aliens must be protected at all times, though

(Daily Caller) The House Judiciary Committee passed legislation known as the Bipartisan Background Check Act Thursday that would mandate background checks on all gun sale transactions and most transfers in the United States.

“This is a bill that will expand criminal background checks to close the gun show loophole and close the Internet sale loophole,” Democrat Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries said of the bill.

With the support of five committee Republicans and after nine hours of debate, the bill passed 21 to 14. Republicans on the Committee attempted to amend the bill.

Democrats, however, voted down one such amendment that would notify ICE authorities when an illegal alien fails a background check to purchase a firearm.

St. Louis Police Officers Break Every Rule of Gun Safety, with predictable results

How foolish, or maybe reckless could they be?

ST. LOUIS — A male St. Louis police officer was charged Friday with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a female officer during what was described as a deadly game with a revolver.

Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner announced the charge against Nathaniel Hendren, 29, in the death of 24-year-old Katlyn Alix, as they alleged played a game in which a revolver’s cylinder was emptied, one bullet put back and the two colleagues taking turns pointing at each other and pulling the trigger.

Alix was with two male officers at an apartment when she was killed just before 1 a.m. Thursday . A probable cause statement from police, provided by Gardner’s office, offered a chilling account of the dangerous game that led to her death.

I really have no words, I simply cannot grasp such stupidity

How should relatives of criminals who get shot while committing crimes react?

First the story via Wheelgun

 No charges filed against 74-year-old woman who fatally shot burglar.

You could also file this under, “A failure of the victim-selection process.” He probably thought she would be easy to rob.

Leavenworth County will not file charges against a 74-year-old woman who shot and killed a man as he broke into her home.

OK, so how should the bad guys family react?

A-riot and loot?

B-Blame racism?

C-Admit he got exactly what he deserved?

And in strange twist, the family of the guy who got shot, isn’t surprised, or even upset.

“She was protecting herself, and I’m not mad at her at all. I would have done the same thing. I think anybody would,” said Elvis Byrd who wasn’t surprised to hear what happened to his big brother, Ralph Byrd Jr. on Saturday night. “I’ve been saying for quite a while now that Ralph was either going to get himself shot stealing from somebody or he was going to OD on heroin.”


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?

Why is no one talking about this after Parkland?

Daniel Horowitz writes about the folly of not arresting violent people

But there is a more systemic problem in local law enforcement and school districts across the country: Arresting wayward teenagers is considered taboo. If this agenda is left unchecked, we could witness many more potential attackers slipping through the criminal justice system, even in better-run departments.

Look around at every major public policy issue, and you will see that the very statist “firefighters” in each party are really the arsonists who spawned or at least fueled the problem to begin with. We are seeing this in those wanting to throw money at opioid programs while fueling the heroin and fentanyl crisis with their open-borders agenda. And we are also now seeing it with the same people who promote jailbreak and weak criminal justice laws now pinning the blame for public safety issues on the Second Amendment. The “let criminals out of jail and lock up guns” agenda has come full-circle with the politicization of the Parkland shooting.

In addition to promoting open borders and importing criminals from other countries, George Soros’ organizations have made it a priority to gut the entire tough-on-crime agenda that has worked so well in recent decades. They are pushing on all levels of federal, state, and local criminal justice systems to reduce sentencing and release prisoners, particularly younger criminals, in addition to restraining effective policing tactics. They give it the Orwellian name of “criminal justice reform.” Of course, their end game is more felons voting, which we have vividly witnessed in Virginia, Maryland, and now in Florida at the behest of the courts. It’s no different from the end goal of the amnesty agenda: a permanent Democrat majority.

In recent years, they have successfully hooked almost every “conservative” organization and a number of Republican elected officials on their pro-criminal agenda by couching it as a way of saving money. As I noted before, just the day after the Parkland shooting, a number of the most prominent Republicans and Democrats promoting gun control voted for a bill that would provide multiple avenues to retroactively release the worst gun felons and drug traffickers in the country.

Sheriff Scott Israel prided himself on limiting arrests, thanks to federal programs

The jailbreak agenda is definitely on display in the Broward County law enforcement agencies. It turns out that Broward County has been promoting a program, funded in part by the federal government, to incentivize local officials to do everything they can to keep juveniles out of jail. The central problem with all these programs, though, is that the way to keep people out of jail is to prevent crimes, not to prevent actual criminals from going to jail.

Yet the Broward County “PROMISE” program (Preventing Recidivism through Opportunities, Mentoring, Interventions, Supports & Education) did the exact opposite. As Catharine Evans writes at the American Thinker, Broward County “had the highest number of school-related arrests statewide at 1,062” before Obama began his Common Core-style grant programs for local jailbreak agendas. Once millions of dollars were doled out for juvenile feel-good programs to avoid arrest, such as the PROMISE program, the number of arrests plummeted by 63 percent from 2011-2012 to the 2015-2016 school year. As Broward County Sheriff Deputies Association President Jeff Bell told Laura Ingraham last week, PROMISE “took all discretion away from law enforcement to effect an arrest if we choose to.”

These new policies were adopted by the Broward County School Board on November 5, 2013, in a Collaborative Agreement on School Discipline, which was signed by Sherriff Scott Israel as well as all the other major local officials. While the agreement gives lip service to not infringing upon the “discretion” of law enforcement, it dictates that officers “shall” take numerous specific steps before making an arrest and generally encourages them to work outside the traditional criminal justice system, a catchphrase of the juvenile jailbreak movement.

Proponents of jailbreak on the Right will contend that these agreements are merely designed to weed out “nonviolent” offenders. But the problem is that because they are attached to state and federal grant programs, the political leadership of law enforcement departments have every incentive to pressure their officers against making arrests across the board. Every nook and cranny of the federal government’s law enforcement and education programs are filled with a culture of leniency on crime. Up until the very last month of the Obama administration, the Department of Education, along with senior Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett and former Domestic Policy Council Director Cecilia Muñoz, were promoting “the continuing need to rethink discipline.”

If there was ever an argument for abolishing the Department of Education, the growing concern over school violence and the role of the federal government in pressuring local communities to weaken their disciplinary standards should be the number one reason.

Go read the whole thing folks, it is very powerful.

How NOT to fight crime

One duty the government has is to protect citizens from violent felons. The best way to do that, of course is to issue tough sentences for those convicted of violent felonies right? Then there are cases like this

What in the holy fuck is this?

  • A Chicago woman who live-streamed video of the racially charged beating of a teen with mental disabilities pleaded guilty Friday to a hate crime and was sentenced to four years of probation.

    Brittany Covington, 19, has been in custody since her arrest in January.

    Calling the incident “horrific,” Cook County Circuit Judge William Hooks banned Covington from social media over the four years, prohibited her from contact with two of her co-defendants and ordered her to do 200 hours of community service.

    Hooks told Covington he could have imposed a prison sentence but added, “I’m not sure if I did that you’d be coming out any better.”

    Hooks said he hoped the strict terms of probation would put Covington on a more productive life path, but he warned she would face prison time if she violated any of the restrictions.

    “Do not mess this up,” Hooks told Covington, who stood quietly in a blue jail uniform with her hands clasped behind her back.

  • Wow, community service and a social media ban? For taking part in a brutal case of kidnapping, assault, battery, of a mentally challenged man? Oh sure she might get a harsh sentence the next time she helps brutally victimize someone. So what, we get tough after two people are harmed?

Five arrested for straw buying guns for Louisville gang

If convicted these five should be placed under the jail frankly

Contrary to what many gun control advocates claim, criminals tend to get their guns through criminal means. They either steal them, buy them on the black market, or use a straw buyer. A gang in Louisville, KY used that last one to get their hands on some firepower, and now five people who are alleged to have helped have been arrested.

Authorities have arrested and charged five people with buying firearms to fuel a gang in Louisville.

Those suspects, alleged members or associates of the Victory Party Crips gang, used a third party without felony convictions to legally purchase 41 guns, officials say. Police recovered 10 weapons when the suspects were arrested; they say the remaining weapons have been identified but not yet recovered.

Weapons purchased for the Victory Party Crips gang are often used for narcotics trafficking, intimidating other gangs and earning reputation, according to police.

Louisville Police Chief Steve Conrad said the arrests could have “a chilling effect” on gang activity which continues to trouble the city.

The investigation started in April on an unrelated indictment, which led police to recover a weapon. Tracing that weapon back, police found a third party purchased all but four guns within normal procedures from River City Firearms, a gun shop in Louisville.

Police traced dozens of guns in this particular investigation but the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has traced hundreds of thousands of guns in other crimes.

If we want to punish “gun crimes” then we need to lay the hammer down on straw purchasers, something Team Obama rarely did. Instead Team Obama enabled Eric Holder to arm vicious cartels in Mexico by forcing gun stores to sell weapons to these cartels under the guise of “tracing” the weapons back to cartel heads. That, of course was a massive FAIL. Gee maybe enforcing laws would work better? Why not try that?

What is worse than college snowflakes perpetual tantrums?

The colleges which continue to coddle them, excuse their petulant attitudes, and placate them

The University of Nevada, Reno recently sent out a campus-wide message to apologize for an off-duty campus police officer who dressed up as Colin Kaepernick for Halloween.

The school’s Assistant Vice President and Director of University Police Services Adam Garcia penned the missive, saying his officer was “mocking another who has taken advantage of his constitutional right to protest,” according to a copy of the email obtained by Campus Reform.

“Police officers are held to a higher standard and denigrating another—on or off duty—is insensitive for its lack of respect and understanding on how others may negatively view their actions and may be impacted,” Garcia wrote.

Or maybe he just thought it would make a good costume? Or, maybe, maybe he actually was exercising his right to peacefully protest? Either way, the officer was OFF DUTY when this happened, so what Assistant Vice President and Director of University Police Services Adam Garcia is  doing is protest shaming isn’t it? Oh, wait, I forgot, that is a one way street these days

He then went on to note that students have been concerned about their safety in the “current social and political climate,” and that “behavior such as this magnifies unsafe feelings and lack of trust in police, especially when the individual is responsible for the safety of all members of the university, regardless or [sic] color, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religion.”

If Garcia is arguing that college students are in fear of a costume then he ought to be suggesting they get some counseling, or meds, or maybe they should simply grow up? Oh of course not, Garcia is in deep apology mode here. Get a load of this. you might want to grab a vomit bag first

“At a time when officers should be heightened in their attentiveness to perception by our community, this act seems extremely out of touch with those sentiments and not is not within the spirit of the department’s community oriented policing philosophy,” he added.

Of Adam Garcia, you cowardly fool. Do you actually expect to win something by placating these bullies? And yes, the Snowflakes, cowering in their safe spaces are nothing if not bullies.Everything these miscreants do is designed to intimidate, shame, and coerce everyone to behave as the Snowflakes demand

And anyone with a shred of common sense realizes that all you are doing is encouraging more bullying.

Who does this guy think he is, Eric Holder?

Would I take a gratuitous shot at former AG Eric Holder, AKA Mr. Gun Runner? Yep!

Casmiro Tapia of Medina County in Texas is in a bit of hot water. What did he do? Well, he sold some guns.

Not a big deal, right? I mean, a lot of us have sold some guns that we either didn’t want or when cash was tight. Nothing illegal about that in most states, particularly in Texas.

However, buying them especially for resale when you don’t have a dealer’s license is a bit of a no-no, and that’s exactly what Tapia is accused of doing.

Medina County man is facing federal charges after being caught up in a sting conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Casmiro Barba Tapia, 46, is accused of buying dozens of guns at Texas gun shows and then reselling them.

Tapia, who’s currently out on bond, refused to answer questions about the charges he’s facing when the Defenders went to his home in Natalia.

According to a criminal complaint filed in August, Tapia is accused of making false statements during the purchase of a firearm and engaging in the firearms business without a license.

Tapia became the focus of an ATF investigation in May after Mexican law enforcement officers recovered five semiautomatic pistols at a crime scene in Guadalajara.

The guns were traced back to Tapia who allegedly bought them from a federal firearms licensee in Texas on April 13, just 17 days before they were recovered in Mexico.

BATFE agents allege they’ve identified dozens of firearms purchased by Tapia from the same San Antonio dealer, including from that dealer at an area gun show.

They also claim that Tapia made regular trips over the border to sell his guns, often mere days after buying several guns at Texas shows.

If the charges are true, this man did a very bad thing, and deserves a loooonnggggg prison stay

Thug who tried to rob Starbucks plans to sue good Samaritan who stopped him

Oh no, excessive force!

The mother of a man who police said attempted to rob a Starbucks in California, but was thwarted by a Good Samaritan, reportedly said her son plans to sue because the hero used “excessive force.”

The video of the July robbery went viral. Police released the footage showing Cregg Jerri, 58, struggling with a would-be robber in a Transformers mask who tried to stage a hold-up with a knife and toy gun at a Starbucks in Fresno.

Jerri, at one point, approaches the robber from behind and bashes him over the head with a chair. Eventually the two hit the ground and grapple. Police said Jerri was stabbed in the neck as he tried to grab the knife.

They said when Jerri took the knife away, he stabbed the robber several times. Police said Ryan Flores, 30, was the man in the mask.

“The guy, in my opinion, went from a Good Samaritan to a vigilante,” Pamela Chimienti, Flores’ mother, told KSEE-TV. “Stabbing somebody that many times, it doesn’t take that many stab wounds to get somebody to succumb to you.”

So, is she an expert on hand to hand combat? Here is video, you decide

If anything he needs to study up on proper chair usage. Here THIS is how you hit a thug with a chair

Sorry, but all police shootings are tragic, but most police shootings are also justified

Remember “social justice” is not about justice

Parents of a gender non-binary Georgia Tech student are furious at campus police for shooting their child, who came at them with a knife shouting “shoot me.”

L. Chris Stewart, the attorney for the family of Scout Schultz, 21, questioned why officers did not use non-lethal force on the president of the school’s Pride Alliance.

Stewart has a press conference planned for Monday where he intends to question if the officers had training to deal with mentally ill students, which is an interesting way to describe someone who identifies as gender non-binary.

Warning, graphic video

My heart breaks for the loss of their son, but I am not sure what this poor young man’s parents expected the police to do. They backed away, they pleaded for the young man to drop the knife. He just kept advancing, screaming “shoot me”. It sounds like suicide by cop


#Update: A new report from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation states that Scout Schultz was the one that made the 911 call to Georgia Tech Police alerting them of a suspicious person on campus. During the call, Schultz described the person as a white male with long blond hair, white t-shirt and blue jeans who is possible intoxicated, holding a knife and possibly armed with a gun on his hip.

Investigators also found a total of three suicide notes located in Schultz’s dormitory room. A multi-purpose tool containing a knife was recovered from the scene. No firearms were recovered.

He apparently wanted to die. Tragic, awful, and heart wrenching. But he alone is to blame

Tulsa Police shoot Black man brandishing two knives, Racial Grievance Mongers see opportunity for profit

Here is the story from Tulsa World

The fatal police shooting of a mentally ill man brandishing two knives in north Tulsa on Friday culminated in an intense protest and the deployment of officers in riot gear.
Police identified the man as 29-year-old Joshua Barre.

OK, this man was mentally ill. In fact the  Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office’s Mental Health Unit were trying to serve a civil “pickup order” when he walked away from the area. A judge had ordered a mental health evaluation for the man.

Video of the shooting as the man tried to enter what looks like a convenience store can be viewed here.

The video shows two men one of them looks as if he is exiting the store when he sees something that makes him back up and close the door. A second man, presumably the manager or owner walks up, and looks out, and immediately gets his keys to lock the door. Apparently seeing he does not have time, he runs away from the door, motioning the other man to follow him. Seconds later Barre, carrying two very large knives enters and turns in the direction the men ran. As he turns, two officers, who I presume were following Barre fire killing him. Fearing for the safety of those in the store the officers warned Barre not to enter the store, and fired when he entered anyway.  But, the outrage had already started

Tempers flared as an emotional crowd the police estimated at 300 people condemned the latest deadly police encounter in north Tulsa. Protesters chanted “f— the police” from behind crime scene tape and shouted obscenities at investigators.

Clearly the men in that store, one of whom is Black are in fear for their lives. If the offices had not fired would he have attacked those men? What are the police supposed to do in this case? What would the geniuses calling the police murderers have the police do exactly? Here are four 911 calls about Barre, all from what I assume are Black people. Every call is made by people fearing this man with two butcher knives is going to do someone harm. Again, what would the protesters have police do in this case? What would they do if the police officer had not shot Barre and he had stabbed, or even killed someone? 

There will be an investigation, as there should be. Everyone should wait for that before ranting about police murdering Black people. Of course the racial grievance mongering leeches like Benjamin Crump and Al Sharpton will not wait will they? They have money to make off of this. 

I watched a short video of residents of the area at the scene, and I heard the usual. Claims that the Barre was shot in the back nine times, and that he had no weapons. That he should have been tased, or pepper sprayed. That he was simply murdered, and that he was no threat to anyone. Of course if the police had not shot him and h had stabbed someone, the same people would accuse the police of not protecting Black people.

This is the price we are paying for the divisive rhetoric and narratives of the Left. A significant portion of our country has been taught that they are targeted, that police are hunting down young black men, and that it is OK to become outraged before hearing any evidence or allowing investigations to run their course. This must stop, it really must. The media are to blame, the false narratives of the Sharpton’s, Crump’s, and DeRay McKesson’s of the world is to blame. The politicians who care more about keeping Blacks in perceived victimhood than about finding solutions are to blame. And all of us are paying the price, a price I fear will grow if we do not get a handle on this soon.

Obama’s deplorable commutations continue

Does the name Oscar Lopez Rivera ring a bell? If not, you might think nothing of President Obama commuting his sentence. But this is why it ought to sicken you Mike Miles sums it up

These presidential pardons absolutely define who Obama is: an America-hating socialist who thinks the “victimhood” of minorities outweighs the rule of law or common decency.

The Chicago Tribune reports that Obama has commuted the sentence of Oscar Lopez Rivera, which might not mean much to most people. When you learn about who this man is and what he did, it’s downright infuriating that Obama let this scumbag out of jail.

Rivera was a member of Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional (FALN), a Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization that sought to liberate Puerto Rico by attacking the US. These assholes were responsible for 100 bombings that killed 6 people in the 1970’s. Rivera was a bomb maker and instructor for the group.

In 1977 Lopez was arrested after his apartment was found stocked with TNT and other bomb making materials. According to the court records, Rivera was…

…personally involved in bombing and incendiary attacks across the country for at least five years…has been a prime recruiter for members of the underground terrorist group, and has been a key trainer in bombing, sabotage and other techniques of guerilla warfare. He has set up a series of safehouses and bomb factories across the country, the searches of which have uncovered literally hundreds of pounds of dynamite and other forms of high explosive, blasting caps, timing devices, huge caches of weapons and stockpiles of ammunition, silencers, sawed-off shotguns, disguises, stolen and altered identity documents, and the proceeds of the armed robberies of locations such as a National Guard Armory, Chicago’s Carter-Mondale Re-Election headquarters, radio and communications companies, as well as a variety of stolen vehicles.

Rivera confessed to everything he was charged with, but claimed the US had no right to prosecute him. He was tried and convicted of seditious conspiracy, use of force to commit robbery, interstate transportation of firearms and ammunition to aid in the commission of a felony, and interstate transportation of stolen vehicles. He was given a 55-year sentence in federal prison.

Yet, President obama has commuted his sentence? Deplorable!

Family of violent, armed thug outraged that police are allowed to defend themselves

Via Bearing Arms

Convicted drug trafficker Frank “Scooterbug” Clark was shot and killed by Durham Police earlier this week after he reached for a gun in his waistband after being confronted by cops, and his family and allies are really mad that violent felons aren’t treated with more respect by officers who know they are violent, woman-abusing drug dealers.

Family and friends are voicing their frustrations and concerns one day after police shot and killed a Durham man.

Frank Nathaniel Clark, 34, died after being shot during a struggle with three officers. Durham Police Chief C.J. Davis said the officers – Charles Barkley, Monte Southerland and Christopher Goss – stopped to talk to Clark when he reached for a gun in his waistband and they heard a shot.

About a dozen demonstrators marched a little over a mile from Fayetteville Road, near the McDougald Terrace community where Clark was shot, to Durham Police Headquarters, voicing their concerns about what they describe as a broken relationship between Durham police officers and the community.

The demonstrators took their call for justice to the front door of police headquarters before returning to the street and forming a circle in the middle of Chapel Hill Street, shutting down the intersection between Duke Street and Gregson Street.

“Not only do I want change, the community wants change too,” said Clark’s brother, Michael Clark.

Michael Clark said he and his brother, who was known to the community as “Bug,” grew up in the McDougald Terrace neighborhood. He said he wants Durham police officers to be more respectful to residents and that many who joined the march feel intimidated by police.

“The physical contact with the community, how they go about it; there’s another way instead of just hopping out, saying ‘put your hands up’, searching and patting you down for guns,” Michael Clark said.

There is also another way for people with long records of beating women, carrying illegal weapons and, dealing drugs to conduct themselves isn’t there? How about not pulling your illegal firearm on police? How about respect for law enforcement from the “community”? After all, the police are trying to protect innocent people from thugs like Clark. Consider this quote from the news article

“This community deserves safety and community policing has not created more safety. It has led directly to the death of Frank Clark,” said demonstrator Serena Sebring.

Hmmm, it seems Clark was the type of person that makes these communities unsafe. And, to be blunt, Clark caused his own death by pulling his illegal weapon on police. So, my suggestion to these protesters would be to stop excusing bad behavior. Stop blaming police for doing their jobs. If the police can improve their tactics, then fine. But, the excusing of criminals and thugs must stop.