— Arkansas Supreme Court, 1878
This is an original
compilation, Copyright © 2022 by Andrew K. Dart
This is what "swift and sure" means...
Prosecutor says Guilty Saddam would
. The Iraqi High Tribunal's chief prosecutor says Saddam Hussein will hang
immediately if he is found guilty on charges relating to deaths of 148 Shiites. … "If the court
passes a death sentence on any of the defendants in the Dujail case, the law is clear, the sentence
must be carried out within 30 days following the appeal," Mr Mussawi said.
uncertain in grenade murders
. Relatives of the two servicemen killed in Sergeant Hasan Akbar's
grenade and rifle attack said yesterday [4/29/1005] that he deserved the death sentence given to him by a
military jury. But specialists in military law say it is hardly a certainty the execution will ever
happen. The military has not executed one of its own since 1961, while states have put scores of
civilian killers to their deaths.
Iraq hangs 27 on terrorism
. Iraqi authorities hanged 27 convicted "terrorists" today, an interior ministry spokesman
announced. "Twenty-seven terrorists were hanged today in Baghdad. Most of them were Iraqis," said
interior ministry spokesman Abdul Karim Khalaf. He said they were convicted for attacks on Iraqi civilians
and sentenced to death, in an execution order signed by an Iraqi vice president.
The crime, not his race,
put Baker on death row
. Another Maryland death row inmate is scheduled to take the lethal
injection needle. And, again, anti-death penalty activists have yanked out their ever-handy race card.
The "Let Scott Peterson Live" Campaign at CBS
As if we needed any more evidence of liberal media bias on the part of CBS, the senior political editor for CBS
News, Dotty Lynch, has written a column arguing that convicted killer Scott Peterson should be allowed to live
the rest of his life at taxpayer expense in a California prison because he may not really be guilty of
murdering his wife and unborn son.
. Here they
go again. On March 1, the Supreme Court — by its now familiar 5–4 margin —
issued a ruling that bans states from executing anyone who was younger than 18 at the time of his crime.
You may believe that this ruling gives teens a license to kill, or you may consider it to be a sensible
protection for our innocent children. Either opinion is defendable, and immaterial. The important
thing — and the frightening thing — about the ruling is that it continues the court's
march toward a "living Constitution" and away from original intent.
. I can nearly, but not quite, understand why some people object to capital
punishment. … What I can't begin to fathom are the people who seem to have the same tender feelings
for sexual predators that the rest of us have for our pets. Unfortunately, these aren't the same
mushy-headed simpletons holding candlelight vigils outside San Quentin. Instead, they're judges
Standards of Decency
. William Kristol sarcastically thanks the US Supreme Court for
its recent decision saving the life of Christopher Simmons, the youthful sadist who murdered
Shirley Crook for the fun of it in 1993. In seven paragraphs of well-tempered fury,
Kristol contrasts the judicial sensitivity to "evolving standards of decency" that spared
Simmons from the death penalty because of his age with the absence of any such sensitivity
when it came to Terri Schiavo.
Slams Juvenile Death Penalty Ruling
. Justice Antonin Scalia criticized the Supreme Court's recent
decision to strike down the juvenile death penalty, calling it the latest example of politics on the court that
has made judicial nominations an increasingly bitter process.
supremacists and the despotic branch
. Justice Antonin Scalia, a dependable
constitutional constructionist, protested on behalf of the dissenters that capital
punishment should, rightly in accordance with constitutional federalism, be determined
by individual states. … "To invoke alien law when it agrees with one's own
thinking, and ignore it otherwise, is not reasoned decision-making, but sophistry."
Facts While Making Law
. In our system of limited government, with its separation of
powers, we depend upon our unelected lifetime-tenured judges to restrain themselves from implementing
their own moral, social and political values when they are unsupported by a plain understanding
of the Constitution and at odds with the choices we make through the democratic process.
the Supreme Court's definition of cruelty
: In this case, a majority of the court
ruled that the execution of someone who was 17 at the time of the crime violates
the 8th Amendment, which prohibits "cruel and unusual punishments." It reached
this conclusion just 16 years after deciding that the execution of a 17-year-old did not
violate the 8th Amendment. What changed was not the 8th Amendment, which reads
exactly as it did then. What changed, in the court's opinion, were the "evolving
standards of decency that mark the progress of a maturing society."
Constitution: Made in Jamaica?
In Roper v. Simmons
, the Supreme
Court reached out and gave America a good old-fashioned smack-upside-the-head when it abolished
capital punishment for juvenile offenders. … The Court declared that the death penalty
was now unconstitutional for minors due to a supposed "emerging national consensus" that the
death penalty was wrong. The last time we checked, the Supreme Court was supposed to use
the Constitution as its guide. If anyone's to take notice of an "emerging national
consensus," it's the legislature.
new age Supreme Court
. In its 5-4 decision on March 1, the
Court decreed that "Juveniles are less mature than adults and, no matter how heinous their
crimes, they are not among 'the worst offenders' who deserve to die." While I certainly
respect that opinion, I strongly object to the United States Supreme Court presuming to
impose it on our entire society as if it is the final arbiter not just of the law, but
our moral standards.
Court's vexing elitism
. In my last column, I discussed the Supreme Court's
abominable decision outlawing the death penalty for murderers under the age of 18. I have
a few more complaints. First, much of the Court's analytical emphasis considers the
plight of the offenders. Conspicuously lost in the equation are concerns for the victims
and society at large, for whom the Court demonstrates a stunning disregard.
The Editor says...
(1) I've never even seen the inside of a law school, but even I can tell you that the Tenth
Amendment says this is an issue which should be decided by each of the 50 states for
themselves, not by the Supreme Court.
(2) In the Jewish culture, a 13-year-old boy has a bar mitzvah ceremony, in which he
declares, "Today, I am a Man," and is then considered an adult.
(3) If you are a drug dealer and a murderer and a recalcitrant felon, you should get the electric chair
if you are at least 13 years of age.
the death penalty: With conservative ideas sinking new roots across
American culture, conservatives have new reason to test their own thinking.
to Execute Inmate in 1981 Slayings. It would be the first execution in California
since January 2002 and only the 11th since the state reinstated the death penalty in 1977. More
than 600 men are on the state's death row. … The last execution in California came on Jan. 29,
2002, when Stephen Wayne Anderson was put to death for shooting an 81-year-old woman in 1980.
innocents die when we don't have capital punishment: Murderers who are
not executed have murdered innocent people — usually fellow prisoners. And the very real
possibility of escape from prison means that murderers threaten far more innocent lives than
capital punishment does.
Vermont Has its First Capital Trial in
50 Years. A man convicted of helping to fatally beat a grandmother as she prayed for her life was
formally sentenced to death Friday [6/16/2006], Vermont's first death sentence in almost half a century.
Executing "children," and other
death-penalty myths: The age issue is a red herring. No state allows the death sentence
for anyone younger than 16, and no one younger than 23 has been executed in modern times. The truth is
that capital punishment in America is the most accurate and carefully administered criminal sanction in the
world, and the public has good reason to support it.
Controversial Study Says Executions Save
Lives: Three economists at Emory University are stirring the pot with a new study that concludes
an average of 18 lives are saved each time a criminal is executed.
Murdering the bell
curve: After hearing the (overwhelming) evidence against him, a jury sentenced Atkins to
death. Last week, the Supreme Court overturned that sentence. The court ruled that the Constitution
makes Atkins ineligible for the death penalty if he can prove he is "retarded." In other words, Atkins
avoids his capital sentence if he is at least smart enough to know how to fail an IQ test.
Accountable, Yet Not Accountable: A
"Retarded" Supreme Court Decision: The Supreme court recently released its decision in
Atkins v. Virginia, regarding the propriety of executing the mentally retarded.
Retardation and capital
punishment: The Supreme Court, in its decision, said that persons deemed retarded -- with
an IQ of 70 or less (why not 71?)-- and judged guilty of a capital crime, cannot be
executed. In so ruling, the court majority moved from the intention of the Founders, which was to make
execution more humane, to focusing on the status of the guilty, which appears not to have entered the
Founders' minds while crafting the Eighth Amendment.
Execution of the mentally
retarded: What next for HB 236 opponents after Supreme Court's ruling?
Deal keeps Penry imprisoned for life.
The long saga of convicted murderer Johnny Paul Penry, whose case helped push mental retardation into the national
debate over capital punishment, ended Friday [2/15/2008] with a plea agreement to a life sentence. Penry,
one of Texas' best-known death row inmates, agreed to three life sentences and to a stipulation that he was
not mentally retarded, in spite of what his lawyers have asserted for almost three decades.
How would the court fare on an IQ
test? In Atkins vs. Virginia, handed down last week, the Unites States Supreme Court substituted
the judgment of six justices for that of 20 state legislatures.
Texas jurors send killer
to his death 'because the Bible told them to'. A Texas man is due to be executed next month despite
admissions by jurors that they consulted biblical passages advocating death as a punishment to help to decide his
fate. ... During the trial, the jurors were instructed by the judge not to refer to anything that was not presented
as evidence in the courtroom.
The Editor says...
When the judge demands that they not "refer to anything", does that include the jurors' common sense, morality
and individual experiences? If the judge instructed the jurors to find the defendant not guilty, would
they be so obligated? I don't know about you, but I don't think I'd pay much attention to orders of
Will the death penalty meet its maker?
(Numerous links to death penalty articles.)
News and timely commentary about crime and (no) punishment in general:
Related topic: Cell phones in jails and prisons
Who Are the
Real Insurrectionists? Fueled by leftist billionaires, the Left waged a multiyear effort to elect big-city
district attorneys whose agendas were pure nihilism: to not enforce laws, to release arrested criminals without indictments,
to end cash bail, and prematurely to release convicted and hardened lawbreakers. The guiding principle was the
revolutionary theory that the law was a simple construct used against marginalized peoples and the poor, and therefore simply
could be ignored or discarded.
At Your Own Risk! Another Major Business Operator Pulls Out Of Chicago. The old adage, "Crime doesn't
pay" needs an update. In Democrat-run cities like San Francisco, New York, and Chicago, where soft-on-crime prosecutors
and policies have taken hold, tone-deaf political elites drink their wine and eat their brie under the protection of security
details at the taxpayer's expense. Meanwhile, hard-working citizens and business owners are taking it on the
chin. Their families aren't safe to walk the streets, brazen shoplifters help themselves to whatever products they
fancy at local supermarkets, and an overwhelming sense of lawlessness pervades everyday life. If you're a regular
citizen or business owner in a blue city, your mindset needs to be adjusted to, "Tolerating crime doesn't pay." [...] But
citizens and businesses have had enough, and nowhere is the problem more evident than in Chicago.
Hollywood votes to defund sheriff's department despite soaring crime. West Hollywood has voted to slash law
enforcement funding, leaving the California city famous for its bustling Sunset Strip nightlife destination with up to five
fewer deputies on patrol — despite skyrocketing crime rates in the area. The council passed the budget with
a 3-2 vote Monday, with Mayor Lauren Meister and Councilman John Erickson voting against it, reported WeHoville.com.
Meanwhile, the West Hollywood City Council approved keeping bars open until 4 a.m. and increased funding for a Russian arts
festival. The vote came just three months after the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported that crime in West
Hollywood jumped a startling 137 percent in February 2022, compared to the same time last year.
NYC detectives leaving 'insane' NYPD, have 'had enough'. More than 100 NYPD detectives have retired in
June — and another 75 plan to put their papers in next month — as many become frustrated by revolving
door justice and rules that hamstring them in the Big Apple, officials and detectives told The [New York] Post. "That's
going to have a major impact on investigating crimes," Detectives Endowment Association President Paul DiGiacomo said.
"The detective squads are down now as we speak and are investigating more cases. It's going to have an impact on public
safety." So far this year 250 detectives have retired, leaving the total number at about 5,600, which is nearly 2000
less than two decades ago. There were 794 detective retirements during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 —
and that number dropped down to 395 in 2021. Sources said that 100 retirements in just one month is a large number for the NYPD.
duo released from jail days after huge fentanyl pill bust. Two alleged drug traffickers have been released from
a California jail just days after they were busted with 150,000 fentanyl pills, the disgruntled local sheriff said.
Jose Zendejas, 25, and Benito Madrigal, 19, were arrested during a traffic stop in Tulare County last Friday when authorities
allegedly discovered the 150,000 pills — worth an estimated $750,000 — stashed inside their
vehicle. The pair was immediately booked into the Tulare County Pre-Trial Facility on charges of possession,
transportation and sales of illegal drugs. But Zendejas and Madrigal were released from custody on their own
recognizance just days later after a judge granted them a court order.
booster' notches 100th shoplifting bust — and is released again. A "professional booster" with an
alleged penchant for shoplifting at Manhattan retailers notched what could be her 100th bust over the weekend —
and was released without bail yet again on Sunday [6/26/2022]. Michelle McKelley, 42, was arrested late Saturday for
allegedly pocketing $125 worth of goods from a CVS in Lower Manhattan, and then was freed under the state's soft-on-crime
criminal justice reforms. Prosecutors said in Manhattan Criminal Court Sunday that McKelley has failed to appear in
court 27 times on her multitude of past arrests — and has five other pending cases. But the charges
do not qualify for bail under the 2019 state reform, which means prosecutors could only ask that she be let go on
supervised release while the case is pending.
Bureau of Prisons provides free cosmetic sex change surgery to a pro-Nazi male bank robber. This comes in the
midst of a poor global economy in which many can barely feed their families, and no relief is in sight. This case
represents yet another absurdity, in a constant stream of similar absurdities. The woke movement advances daily,
testing the waters to gauge if there will be any significant blowback or consequences to its actions. The far-leftist
agenda, no matter how ridiculous, will continue to gain ground in every and any sphere in which it is tolerated.
of NYC prosecutors [are] quitting [because of] woke bosses and onerous reforms. The number of prosecutors
fleeing the city's district attorneys offices has spiraled in the wake of criminal justice reforms that have created what one
ex-top prosecutor called "insanity." Sixty five assistant district attorneys, or about 12 percent of the staff, have
resigned so far this year from Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg's office, up from about 44 through the end of March. During all
of 2021, 97 ADAs quit. The situation is nearly the same in the office of Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez, where 67 of some
500 prosecutors, or about 13 percent, have also called it quits as of June 17. Another three resigned on Thursday, according
to a source. That is compared to 84 who left in all of 2020 and 94 last year. In the Bronx, 59 prosecutors have
walked from January through May. Reps from the Queens and Staten Island DA offices did not respond to requests for data.
lets 'Kill them all' Times Square rampage driver off the hook in fatal attack. The Navy veteran who plowed his
car through a pedestrian-packed, midday Times Square in 2017 — telling a traffic cop afterwards, "I wanted to kill
them" — will avoid jail time despite taking the life of an 18-year-old tourist in the rampage that also left
22 others injured. That was the decision of a Manhattan jury Wednesday [6/22/2022] that deliberated just six hours before
buying the insanity defense of Richard Rojas, 31, finding him "not responsible" due to mental illness. Defense lawyers
had maintained Rojas wasn't in control of his actions when he unleashed the May 18, 2017 carnage that took the life of young
Alyssa Elsman. The decision amounts to a rare buy-in on an insanity defense in New York, with jurors determining that
his mental defect superseded clear evidence of guilt.
Griffin moving Citadel to Miami from Chicago following crime complaints. Billionaire Ken Griffin is relocating
his big hedge-fund firm Citadel from Chicago to Miami, the third major employer to announce the move of a corporate
headquarters from Illinois in the past two months. In a letter to employees Thursday that was viewed by The Wall Street
Journal, Mr. Griffin said he had personally moved to Florida and that his market-making business, Citadel Securities,
would also transfer. He wrote he views Florida as a better corporate environment and though he didn't specifically cite
crime as a factor, company officials said it was a consideration. Mr. Griffin is the wealthiest resident of
Illinois, so his departure will hurt state tax collections on both the individual and corporate side.
Adams, NYPD already retreating from solo patrol plan in transit system after cop's assault in Brooklyn. The
NYPD is already retreating from its plan to conduct solo patrols in the city's mass transit system — after a
solitary cop was assaulted in a Brooklyn subway system by a man who repeatedly tried to grab his service weapon, police
officials said Tuesday night. Mayor Adams announced his solo patrol plan earlier Tuesday, over the objections from the
city's largest police union. But by Tuesday night, after a conversation with Police Benevolent Association President
Patrick Lynch, he agreed to put two officers on every train patrol, a PBA spokesman said. Adams spokesman Fabien Levy
said solo patrols weren't being abandoned, just modified.
looter freed again after 122nd bust. People who frequently hang around in the vicinity of the jail in Manhattan
were treated to what is probably by now a familiar sight yesterday. The ritual in question was 34-year-old Lorenzo
McLucas walking out of the jail as free as a bird. The locals certainly should be able to recognize McLucas at this
point. This was the 50th time he had been arrested and immediately released just this year. In all, he has 122 busts
for looting and shoplifting under his belt. (He probably stole the belt as well.) In his latest heist, he was caught
after clearing off the cosmetics counter at the pricey Duane Reade shop on Lexington Avenue. Cosmetics sell quickly on
the streets at a discount, you see.
Six major cities
on pace to pass historic 2021 violent crime totals halfway through 2022. Violent crimes are on the rise in six
of America's major cities and set to outpace the already historic levels of 2021 violent crime. Baltimore, Los Angeles,
Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, and New York City are all on pace to break their 2021 levels of violent crime halfway
through this year, with the nation's largest city leading the group, according to crime data reviewed by Fox News. New
York City has seen a 25.8% jump in violent crime at this point in 2022 compared to the same time in 2021, despite seeing a
small decrease in the amount of homicides recorded in the city. Violent crime, which is typically defined as homicide,
rape, assault, and robbery, had already been on the rise since 2020. Homicides have been one of the factors driving up
rates of violent crime, rising 30% from 2019 to 2020 and another 5% between 2020 and 2021.
District Attorney George Gascon says suspected cop killer William Flores had 'no history of violence'. Los
Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon said the gunman who shot and killed two El Monte police officers had "no
history of violence" as he defended how his office handled a recent weapons case against the cop-killer. Shooter
William Flores was out on probation — though he could have been behind bars — following a 2021 plea
deal connected to a drugs and weapons arrest when he shot and killed El Monte Cpl. Michael Paredes, 42, and Officer
Joseph Santana, 31, on June 14. Gascon, during Tuesday afternoon's press conference, argued that Flores' criminal
history "did not contain any evidence of violence," but instead he was someone who was addicted to drugs.
defund NYPD advocate moved out of Harlem for 'safety issues'. A left-wing state lawmaker who has pushed for
cutting police funding first moved to the district she is seeking to represent in Congress because "safety issues" near "the
projects" in Harlem prompted her to shack up with her tech bro then-fiancé in the Financial District, The [New York]
Post has learned. Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou (D-Lower Manhattan) told a local publication in 2016 — when
she was campaigning to initially get elected to her current seat — that she headed to the wealthier Manhattan
neighborhood because she witnessed a pair of disturbing crimes and fell victim to one. "I actually was robbed when I
was living in Harlem. My boyfriend at the time, my fiancé, didn't think I was safe up there, so he told me to
move in, and so that's how I moved to the Financial District with him," she explained in an interview with the Lo-Down NY.
[...] Four years later, the since-updated issues section for her most recent Assembly campaign read, "She believes that we
are long overdue for police reform in this country and that we need to defund millions from the police in order to put
critical funding back into our social services, education, and housing."
Federal Inmates Escape Virginia Prison. Four federal inmates on Saturday escaped a minimum security prison in
Hopewell, Virginia around 1:48 am. "Corey Branch, Tavares Lajuane Graham, Lamonte Rashawn Willis and Kareem Allen Shaw
were discovered missing from the Federal Correctional Complex Petersburg's satellite camp at approximately 1:45 a.m.,
according to the bureau." CBS reported. It is unclear how the four inmates escaped. It is also not known if the
four men escaped together.
The Editor says...
Whenever you read a news article and come across a phrase like, "It is unclear how the four inmates escaped," that is a canard.
The people running the prison know exactly how the inmates escaped. They probably figured it out within five minutes. But
they can't go on TV and describe the prison's weaknesses. The news writer say, "it is unclear," when they really mean, "we
haven't been told."
major cities are on track to surpass their 2021 homicide totals. Washington, Baltimore, Atlanta, Los Angeles
and Milwaukee are on track to surpass their already-soaring homicide rates from last year. Last year, the FBI warned
that homicides in the US rose nearly 30 percent from 2020 and overall violent crime rose for the first time in four
years. The stunning trend in homicides has continued this year. In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the homicide rate leaped
24.7 percent from the year-to-date compared to the same period last year.
DNA testing proves exonerated
convict was guilty all along. In 1990 a horse groomer named Pamela Albertson was raped and murdered at Pompano
Beach racetrack in Florida. Robert Earl Hayes, who also worked at the track, was arrested and charged with the crime
and was convicted and sentence to death in 1991. One of the key elements in the trial was the then relatively new use of
DNA evidence to prove Hayes' guilt. However that wasn't the end of the story. In 1997 the results of the 1990
trial were thrown out on the grounds that the DNA evidence was not reliable. Hayes was tried again without the DNA
evidence and this time he was exonerated and became a kind of mini-celebrity.
refusing to prosecute man for arson of NYPD car during BLM riots, congressman says. Rep. Jim Banks
(R-Ind.) is demanding to know why the Justice Department dropped a charge of arson against a man who attempted to ignite a
New York Police Department vehicle on fire during the George Floyd riots in 2020. In June 2020, Victor Sanchez-Santa,
then a 19-year-old resident of Queens, was arrested and charged by the DOJ for one count of arson after allegedly lighting a
cloth glove on fire and placing it under an NYPD vehicle before leaving the scene. According to an NYPD detective's
affidavit, the crime was caught on surveillance video.
Member Who Killed El Monte Police Officers Was Released on Probation Prior to Shooting. Another day, another
tragic example of Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón's failures. On Tuesday night, two El Monte
Police officers were gunned down while responding to a possible stabbing at a motel. On Wednesday, city and county
coroner's officials identified the officers as Corporal Michael Domingo Paredes and Officer Joseph Anthony Santana. Fox
News correspondent Bill Melugin gave an update with information on the now-dead suspect. Justin William Flores was a
gang member who was on probation for felony with a firearm. Thanks to Gascón's soft-on-crime directives, Flores
only received a "bare minimum sentence" in a plea deal: [Tweet]
Prosecutor Soft on Alien Drug Dealers So They Weren't Deported. As Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents
are arresting only a quarter of the numbers they did a decade ago (under the Biden administration's guidance), there are over
10,000 deportable aliens with criminal records loose in this country. Many of these criminals are drug dealers wreaking
havoc across our nation. There were over 100,000 deaths in America from drug overdoses last year, over half attributed
to fentanyl and related drugs. "Mexico and China are the primary source countries for fentanyl and fentanyl-related
substances trafficked directly into the United States," according to the Drug Enforcement Agency. These deadly drugs
are then shipped to the U.S. through our porous southern border. For example, on June 5, Customs and Border
Protection officers at the Del Rio, Texas, port of entry stopped a shipment of methamphetamine bound for America's streets
valued at $1.6 million.
Many Men in California Prisons Identify as Women[?]. California's prison population includes 1,115 biological
males who say they identify as women, according to the state's Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. About 1 in
3 in that population has requested transfers to women's prisons, but only about 1 in 10 of those requests have been approved,
the corrections department says. California's prison agency provided the statistics in response to a Freedom of
Information Act request from the Oversight Project, the government watchdog division of The Heritage Foundation.
Has so much Crime, The City Council Is Asking The National Guard To Step In. Neighbors in Oakland's Fruitvale
District said they're seeing an uptick in gun violence near the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and 35th Avenue in recent
months. They shared surveillance videos of shootings, including a murder, with KPIX. Neighbors said there was a
non-injury shooting there on April 29, a robbery that turned deadly on May 12 and drive-by shooting on June 5.
[...] Councilman Noel Gallo represents the Fruitvale District. He said police have not arrested anyone in those recent
shootings. Councilman Gallo said the police force is down by roughly 100 officers and allied agencies have staffing
issues as well and can't help as much. [Video clip]
The Editor says...
These are some of the same people who wanted to "defund the police" a couple of years ago. Let them clean up their own mess.
Just like 1950 — except now it's officially condoned, and pointed in the opposite direction.
must be considered in determining legality of police stops and seizures, WA state Supreme Court rules. The
Washington state Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a person's race, and law enforcement's long history of discrimination
against people of color, should be taken into account when determining the legality of police seizures. The court also
clarified state law to say police have seized a person if an objective observer would conclude that the person was not free
to leave or refuse a request. But, the court wrote, that "objective observer" must be aware that discrimination and
biases "have resulted in disproportionate police contacts, investigative seizures, and uses of force against Black,
Indigenous, and other people of color." "Today, we formally recognize what has always been true: In interactions
with law enforcement, race and ethnicity matter," Justice Mary Yu wrote for the unanimous court. "Therefore, courts
must consider the race and ethnicity of the allegedly seized person as part of the totality of the circumstances when
deciding whether there was a seizure."
VA Judge Pulls a Move That Most Legal Observers Say Never Happens. I've been told by legal experts and lawyers,
this never happens. This move made by a local Virginia judge never happens. The prosecutor's office has [been]
removed and disqualified from a burglary case. Is this the nuclear option in the legal world? Maybe. It
appears as if a Loudoun County judge had it up to here with the local prosecutor's antics in trying to get a plea deal hashed
out for Kevin Enrique Valle, who is facing a slew of charges including two felony burglaries. The prosecutor's office,
which is led by Buta Biberaj, seems to have misled the court, omitting key details about the suspect including past criminal
history. Valle appears to have gone on a burglary spree lasting ten days and spanned over four different Virginia
counties. Yeah, you can't hide that from the court.
Newsom: America Has a 'Red State Murder Problem'. California Governor Gavin Newsom tried to reframe the
political narrative on crime Saturday, claiming that America has a "red state murder problem," rather than a problem of
homicide in Democrat-controlled cities across the nation. Newsom was speaking with Elex Michaelson, host of The
Issue Is podcast, on the occasion of the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles. He claimed the media had inflated
the broader significance of the recall of San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin. Newsom, a former mayor of the
city, said that the recall had been "so predictable," and that he had "enjoyed it," though he argued that nothing about the
recall "warranted the attention nationally as some arbiter of something farther-reaching." Whe he acknowledged that
Democrats "absolutely" bear some responsibility for the crime wave in San Francisco, Newsom said that Republicans are more to
blame for the nationwide crime wave, and blamed media bias for the focus on California.
The Subordinate Citizen.
We have developed entire classes of American elite citizens who are not subject to the enforcement of the law — at
least as it is applied to others either less influential or ideologically incorrect. Federal prosecutors sought to jail
Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn for six months for not telling the truth to federal agents. They put another Trump
subordinate, George Papadopoulos, in jail for two weeks for lying to federal prosecutors. Recently the FBI stormed into
an airport to arrest former Trump adviser Peter Navarro for contempt of a congressional subpoena. OK, defying federal
law has consequences. Or does it? Former Obama administration Attorney General Eric Holder brazenly defied
congressional subpoenas and was found in contempt — a historic first. Did the FBI ever arrest Holder, much
less as he boarded an airplane? James Clapper, former director of national intelligence, confessed he flat-out lied
under oath to a congressional committee. So did former Central Intelligence Agency chief John Brennan —
twice! Andrew McCabe repeatedly lied to federal investigators as acting director of the FBI. Were any of them
arrested or tried in the manner of Flynn, Papadopoulos, or Navarro? If not, what then is left of the foundation of U.S.
citizenship — universal equal treatment under the law?
struggles to keep one deranged, violent man behind bars. In this particular case, the man's name is Alexander
Jay. In 2020 he was arrested for breaking into the home of an 89-year-old woman while she was home. Terrified,
the woman begged Jay not to hurt her and then called neighbors who ran over to help. Jay attempted to flee but one of
the neighbors held him at gunpoint until police arrived. He was convicted of residential burglary, criminal trespass
and attempted assault. He had prior convictions for theft and domestic violence and wound up being sentenced to just
22 months. Jay was released from jail earlier this year and within two weeks he had been arrested again for two violent
assaults on two different women.
The Editor says...
The perpetrator is black, and apparently all of his victims are white
women. Oh, but they aren't hate crimes, and if you say they are, you're the racist.
Soros Prosecutors Run Half of America's Largest Jurisdictions. George Soros spent more than $40 million in the
past decade to elect scores of liberal prosecutors in half of America's largest jurisdictions, many of which are now roiled
by crime. The Democratic megadonor has backed 75 so-called justice reform prosecutors through direct contributions,
PACs, and other third-party entities, the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund revealed in a June report. Though many had
little prosecutorial experience when elected, they represent 72 million Americans in some of the nation's most populous
municipalities. Ten Soros prosecutors, including Philadelphia district attorney Larry Krasner (D.) and Los Angeles
district attorney George Gascon (D.), received $13 million in just the last four years, going on to win races where they had
vastly outraised their competition — sometimes by as much as 90 percent. In each race, Soros was the single
greatest donor to the campaign.
George Soros' billions are remaking America's justice system. How much exactly does "social justice"
cost? Liberal billionaire George Soros spent at least $40 million over the last decade to answer that question,
according to our latest research. Those millions helped elect scores of progressive prosecutors bent on remaking the
criminal justice system to Soros' liking. It's not to Americans' liking, as San Francisco District Attorney Chesa
Boudin's recall Tuesday shows. Soros didn't fund Boudin directly, but he donated to an anti-recall PAC. And Boudin is
the first face on the "Meet the Movement" page of the Soros-funded Fair and Just Prosecution, whose conferences he's
attended. From 2014 to 2021, Soros' $40 million in campaign spending helped elect so-called social justice prosecutors
across the country while dozens more benefited from the billionaire's largesse while in office. About 75 Soros-linked
district attorneys control the jurisdictions of 72 million Americans — one in five — from Manhattan to
Portland, Los Angeles to Philadelphia. And Soros isn't done yet.
cab driver was beaten to death with a pipe and DA Boudin's office treated it as an accidental death. Fingers
crossed today will be the last day DA Chesa Boudin is in office. Meanwhile, a writer named Susan Dyer Reynolds has
uncovered a remarkable story which Boudin's office is trying to conceal. It started in September 2019 when a
35-year-old homeless man named James McGee was seen chasing a 62-year-old cab driver named Arif Mohammed Qasim with a metal
pipe. [...] The Deputy DA who initially charged the case was one of the people fired by DA Boudin as soon as he took
office. He said of the reduced charges, "Had I still been the managing attorney of the homicide unit, I would have
never agreed to the plea." Another attorney quoted in the story noted that McGee was allowed to plead "no contest" to the
charges. He didn't even have to plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter. When sentencing took place in December
2020, just 15 months after McGee bludgeoned Qasim to death in the street, he was released on time served.
Prosecutors And Policies Create Our Culture Of Crime. Since a spate of recent shootings, Democrats led by
President Joe Biden have been busy exploiting the tragedies to call for more gun control, go after the "gun lobby" bogeyman,
and yell that we must "do something!" about firearm-related crime. They've been clear that they aren't interested in
talking about effective solutions that don't involve gun-grabbing, so they probably also don't want to talk about who's
responsible for America's unsettling crime wave: the left. Meanwhile, as of late Tuesday night, the Associated Press
projected that San Francisco voters had handily recalled left-wing District Attorney Chesa Boudin, whose soft-on-crime
policies wreaked havoc on the California city.
And the other three are the perpetrators.
in 10 New Yorkers concerned about being violent crime victim: poll. More than 7 in 10 New Yorkers fear they
will become a victim of violent crime, a distressing new poll has found — as famously progressive cities
nationwide face a public safety reckoning under soft-on-crime Democrat lawmakers and prosecutors. About 76% of
residents are "very concerned," or somewhat concerned, they'll be targeted amid the Big Apple's ongoing crime wave, according
to the Spectrum News NY1/Siena College poll released Tuesday [6/7/2022]. When asked "How concerned are you that a
shooting in which a gunman targets people based on their race, religion or ethnicity will happen in your neighborhood,"
almost half (43%) confessed that they are concerned.
DA blames NRA for mass shooting while refusing to prosecute illegal gun crime. Philadelphia District Attorney
Larry Krasner called for more gun control in the City of Brotherly Love after a deadly shooting on Saturday night resulted in
three deaths, and 12 injuries. Krasner's calls for gun control come despite his unwillingness to prosecute laws that
are already on the books. Krasner said on Twitter that the "terrible crimes" on South Street, which came after hours of
chaos in the popular nightlife area, "tell our Pennsylvania legislators it's time for real action." [Tweets] He told
lawmakers to refuse to take donations from the NRA, and to "bring real common-sense gun regulation to Pennsylvania.
Now." But Krasner hasn't been implementing punishments for gun crimes as DA, including against one of the suspects in the
of American Life. Experts become sycophantic. They mortgage their experience and talent to
ideology — to the point where society itself regresses. The law is no longer blind and disinterested, but
adjudicates indictment, prosecution, verdict, and punishment on the ideology of the accused. Eric Holder is held in
contempt of Congress and smiles; Peter Navarro is held in contempt of Congress and is hauled off in cuffs and leg-irons.
James Clapper and John Brennan lied under oath to Congress — and were rewarded with television contracts; Roger Stone
did the same and a SWAT team showed up at his home. Andrew McCabe made false statements to federal investigators and was
exempt. A set-up George Papadopoulos went to prison for a similar charge. So goes the new American commissariat.
Pedophile Avoids Prison After Judge Says It Would be Too Difficult to 'Cope' With. A biological male British
pedophile who identifies as a transgender woman has avoided punishment after the judge overseeing his case ruled that sending
him to prison would make it too difficult to "cope" with the "anxiety" surrounding his transgenderism. 68-year-old
convicted pedophile Peter Selby, of the UK, was found with over 125,000 images and videos of child sex abuse stored on
various electronic devices, some depicting children as young as 3-years-old. Among the child pornography found in the
home of transgender pedophile Peter Selby was 2,400 images and videos of children classified by UK authorities as "Category A,"
meaning they depicted "penetrative sexual activity, bestiality, and/or sexual sadism." According to local media reports,
Selby confessed his guilt to police immediately upon their search of his home for the materials, claiming that his addiction to
adult pornography had "morphed" into pedophilia.
LA: Teen Who Mowed Down Mother and Baby Gets Only 5 months in 'Probation Camp'. A Los Angeles teen convicted of
plowing a car into a mother and her 8-month-old son in a drug-fueled hit-and-run will spend just five months in a
"diversionary program" thanks to soft on crime LA County District Attorney George Gascon. The teen's record will
reportedly be wiped clean when he turns 18. That's not justice, that's a joke. The 16-year-old driver was driving
down a one-way street in the wrong direction in Venice, California when he appeared to rev his engine and purposely aim the
car at the victims in the shocking August, 2021 crime. He then tried to drive away from the scene but was stopped when
a pickup truck purposefully crashed into his car, forcing him into a pole.
of Steal' speaks: thief with 46 arrests exploited city's fears — and jail might save his life. The
serial thief who led the city in shoplifting busts last year with a staggering 46 arrests says he exploited his Queens
neighborhood's fears, lax store security and soft-on crime prosecutors, during an exclusive jailhouse interview with The [New
York] Post. Isaac Rodriguez, who made the paper's Oct. 3, 2021 front page as the "Man of Steal," pilfered a Jackson
Heights Walgreens at will — at least 37 times last year — loading up on anything he could easily flip
for cash, which he then quickly converted to heroin-cocaine speedballs. Eyewitnesses? Never a concern.
"Where I come from, people mind their business, and if they don't, bad things happen to them," Sir Isaac Lootin' said in the
candid 50-minute video sitdown from Rikers Island. "I'm from the hood. "Some employees would try to talk to me,
but they would never touch me."
in Washington State Don't Have To Stop for Cops Anymore. After Washington State passed a law to constrain
police officers, state drivers are refusing to pull over when asked by cops. Northwest News Network recorded nearly
1,000 failure-to-yield incidents in 2022. Patrol officers have described a sharp rise in motorists fleeing traffic stops,
speeding away sometimes in stolen cars, according to one county police chief. Washington House Bill 1054, which
Governor Jay Inslee (D.) signed into law last year, has banned police from pursuing traffic violators in their cruisers,
unless the officer is granted permission by a supervisor or the perpetrator is suspected of being under the influence or
having committed a violent offense, is causing imminent danger, or must be identified.
Light up a joint anywhere you want — but menthol cigarettes are another matter.
Mayor Adams vows to not be 'heavy-handed' on illicit weed sales: 'Enjoy yourself, light up'. It's a green new
day for weed dealers in the Big Apple. Mayor Adams promised Friday to not take a "heavy-handed" approach toward those
who sell marijuana illicitly in the city and gave New Yorkers his blessing to smoke more pot. While New York legalized
recreational weed use last year, the licensing system that's supposed to regulate cannabis sales isn't expected to kick off
until late 2022 — and Adams said Friday afternoon [6/3/2022] that he doesn't see a need for cracking down on
anyone caught dealing ganja out of stores or on the street in the interim.
safety agenda demonizes gun owners, coddles criminals, and defunds police. In the past couple of years, liberal
prosecutors across the country have started habitually reducing charges and asking for light sentences for even the most
hardened, recidivistic, violent career criminals — including those who use guns to commit their crimes. An
obvious local case with tragic consequences was Fairfax County, Virginia, District Attorney Steve Descano's decision to let
Gerald Brevard off with reduced charges after he burglarized a home, hid his gun in a police cruiser, and allegedly attempted
to rape and abduct a woman. Because he was free in a matter of months instead of serving years in prison, Brevard
allegedly went on to shoot at least five homeless people, killing at least two. This sort of catch-and-release policy
is going on all over the place, fanning the flames of a major crime wave that is especially plaguing cities. The
culprits are not just Descano and other George Soros-funded district attorneys who have been abetting crime waves in
Philadelphia, Los Angeles, New York City, and dozens of other major and medium-sized cities — nor is the
problem limited to radicals such as Chesa Boudin, who for his irresponsible negligence as a prosecutor is about to be
recalled from the district attorney's office in San Francisco this Saturday.
Prosecutors Say They Won't Enforce Abortion Bans. Liberal prosecutors in red states have pledged to not enforce
abortion bans that could be enacted in the likely event that the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade and allows states
to restrict abortions. Several state and local attorneys general have made public commitments to decline prosecuting
individuals who break abortion laws by providing or receiving abortions. If justices strike down Roe, after a leaked
draft opinion revealed May 2 that they likely would, states will have more leeway to restrict abortions throughout
pregnancy. Fairfax County Commonwealth Attorney Steve Descano of Virginia pledged to never prosecute women for
abortions in a May 22 op-ed for The New York Times.
and Violent Crime Don't Go Hand in Hand. Many analysts, along with the general public, believe that poverty is
a major, if not the major, cause of crime. But a new study from a Columbia University research group should
remind us of something that history has consistently shown: that the relationship between poverty and crime is far from
predictable or consistent. The Columbia study revealed the startling news that nearly one-quarter (23 percent) of
New York City's Asian population was impoverished, a proportion exceeding that of the city's black population
(19 percent). This was surprising, given the widespread perception that Asians are among the nation's more
affluent social groups. But the study contains an even more startling aspect: in New York City, Asians'
relatively high poverty rate is accompanied by exceptionally low crime rates. This undercuts the common belief that
poverty and crime go hand in hand. Asians had consistently low arrest rates for violent crime — usually
lower than their proportion of the population, lower than those of blacks and Hispanics, and in one category (assault), even
lower than that of whites, who, as a group, are far less often impoverished.
can't pursue criminals in Washington State, and the criminals know it. It shouldn't be a surprise that failure
to enforce the law, or more precisely, preventing officers from enforcing it, results in higher crime rates. This is
exactly what has happened in King County and surrounding counties due to the flurry of police reforms, passed by the
legislature, in 2021. Since those laws went into effect, there has been a massive surge in crime and gun violence across our
state. Vehicle thefts are up 99% in March 2022 compared with March of the previous year and are up 88% year-to-date,
according to data compiled by the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC). Between January and March of
2021, 6,692 cars were stolen in Washington.
for Racial Propaganda. [Scroll down] Biden's recurring suggestions that white hate crimes are America's
dominant reality are false. Whites are not the biggest source of hate crime and interracial violence in the U.S.;
blacks are. From 2016 to 2020, blacks nationally were twice as likely to commit a hate crime as whites, according to
FBI data, among hate-crime suspects whose race and ethnicity were known. Local data tell the same story. In New
York City, from 2010 to 2020, blacks were 2.42 times as likely as whites to commit a hate crime, among hate-crime suspects
whose race and ethnicity were known. Blacks in Los Angeles committed anti-Asian hate crimes at 4.8 times the rate of
whites in 2021, according to internal LAPD data. Blacks in L.A. committed anti-gay hate crimes at seven times the rate
of whites, and anti-Semitic hate crimes at 2.4 times the rate of whites, among hate-crime suspects whose race and ethnicity
were known. Blacks committed anti-trans hate crimes at 2.5 times the rate of Hispanics; there were no white suspects in
anti-trans hate crimes in L.A. in 2021.
key Wisconsin battleground, law and order becomes Achilles heel for Democrat incumbents. While most of the
country braces for a pocketbook election driven by runaway inflation, record gas prices and baby formula shortages, the key
battleground state of Wisconsin is seething over a crime wave driven by policies that are shaping up to be an Achilles heel
for Democrats running the state, like incumbent Gov. Tony Evers and Milwaukee County District Attorney John
Chisholm. Former Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, a leading GOP candidate to challenge Evers in the fall
election, gave a preview of the attack lines Wisconsin voters are certain to get plenty of on the TV come November. In
a recent interview with the "Just the News, Not Noise" TV show she gave a statistical tour of the state's more famous blue
cities. "The murder rate in Green Bay is up 60%," Kleefisch said. "There are more cars stolen in Milwaukee today
than there are in Chicago. If you are a child in Wisconsin right now, you are likelier to die a murder victim in
Milwaukee than from COVID-19. La Crosse, the other side of the state, just had their biggest meth and their
biggest fentanyl busts in La Crosse history. Crime is terrible here."
Francisco's Liberal DA Fails To Name A Single Case Where He Secured A Fentanyl Dealing Conviction. The San
Francisco district attorney's office disputed reports it did not secure a single conviction for fentanyl dealing in 2021, but
could not provide a single example of this when pressed by The Daily Caller News Foundation. District Attorney Chesa
Boudin's office only dealt three convictions for "possession with intent to sell" in 2021, none of which involved fentanyl,
according to The San Francisco Standard. Boudin's office, however, told The Daily Caller News Foundation that the
report is "inaccurate." The city had a total of 477 accidental overdose deaths linked to fentanyl in 2021, and, in April,
there were 49, according to preliminary data from the San Francisco Medical Examiner's Office.
dropped against C Blu, teen rapper accused of shooting NYPD officer. Charges have been dropped against the
teenage rapper accused of shooting an NYPD officer during a scuffle in the Bronx earlier this year, officials
confirmed. The gun and assault case against Camrin Williams, a 16-year-old reputed gangbanger and rapper who goes by
the stage name C Blu, "cannot be prosecuted," the city Law Department said in a Friday statement, without elaborating.
Williams had been facing the charges after allegedly shooting 27-year-old cop Kaseem Pennant in the leg in January while he
was on probation for a prior gun case.
Dropped On Black Man Who Recorded Himself Beating Old White Man In Nursing Home For Fun. "He shouldn't be in
jail," Marty Hayden said of his 22-year-old son Jaden, who has been charged with several counts, including the May 2020
beating of Norman Bledsoe in a nursing home in the West side of Detroit. The charges against Jaden Hayden were
dismissed after declaring him incompetent. Marty Hayden said that if his son was convicted and sent to prison, it would
only worsen his mental health problems.
Pirate Learns The Hard Way Not to Steal When a Marine Riggs His Amazon Package to Serve Him Instant Justice.
Who better to deal out such righteous justice than a United States Marine, who has had more than enough of people stealing
his packages from his porch.
auto thieves shift into overdrive as GLAs spike 61%. New York City car thieves have shifted into high gear,
with auto thefts soaring 61% so far this year, according to the latest disturbing statistics. There have been 4,467 car
thefts so far in 2022, as compared to 2,769 in the same time period in 2021. The crime category has jumped a whopping 97
percent compared to 2020, NYPD data show. The Ford Econoline is the preferred vehicle of the sticky-fingered set,
followed by the Honda Accord, Honda CRV, Honda Civic and Toyota Camry, according to the NYPD.
Diego County Passes Ordinance to Change Definition of 'Woman'. The San Diego County Board of Supervisors has
adopted a new definition of "woman" that would reportedly allow male-to-female transgender residents to demand inclusion as
women in jails, homeless shelters, and domestic violence shelters. The ordinance, passed by a 3-2 vote on April 26, and
ratified on May 10 by the same margin, adopts the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against
Women (CEDAW), an international treaty adopted in 1979. The treaty was signed by then-President Jimmy Carter in 1980, but
it was never brought to the Senate for ratification. But the ordinance goes further, expanding the definition of
"woman" to include those who simply identify as women: [...]
San Diego Ordinance Changes the Definition of 'Woman'. The San Diego County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday [5/10/2022]
adopted a new definition of "woman" that would reportedly allow biological males identifying as females to be included as
women in jails, homeless shelters, and even domestic violence shelters. Biological men in domestic violence shelters.
That sounds like a recipe for disaster. The ordinance was passed on April 26 and officially ratified Tuesday, both
by party-line, three to two votes.
agree to slash sentences for pair of NYC lawyers who firebombed NYPD van during 2020 BLM riots. A top police
union boss has blasted the decision to dramatically-shorten the sentences for two lawyers who admitted firebombing an empty
NYPD van during the 2020 BLM riots. Patrick J. Lynch, President of the New York City Police Benevolent Association, hit
out as it was revealed Colinford Mattis, 35, and Urooj Rahman, 33, now face just two years in jail. The pair had
originally faced up to life behind bars after torching the van in Brooklyn in May 2020, days after George Floyd's murder at
the hands of Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin.
Imagine the Unimaginable.
Americans are now entering uncharted, revolutionary territory. They may witness things over the next five months that
once would have seemed unimaginable. [...] There is no southern border. Expect over 1 million foreign nationals to
swarm this summer into the United States without audit, COVID testing, or vaccination. None will have any worry of
consequences for breaking U.S. immigration law. Police are underfunded and increasingly defunded. District
attorneys deliberately release violent criminals without charges. (Literally 10,000 people witnessed a deranged man with a
knife attack comedian Dave Chappelle on stage at the Hollywood Bowl last week, and the Los Angeles County D.A. refused to
press felony charges.) Murder and assault are spiraling. Carjacking and smash-and-grab thefts are now normal big-city
events. Crime is now mostly a political matter. Ideology, race, and politics determine whether the law is even applied.
could face 'long-term decline' of workers returning to offices over crime: advocate. An advocate for large New
York City employers warned Sunday that the Big Apple could see a "long-term decline" of workers commuting to Manhattan's
office buildings if crime isn't reduced. Under 40% of Manhattan office workers currently go to their desks on an
average week day, according to Partnership for New York City, a nonprofit group representing local business leaders.
The head of the group, Kathryn Wylde, in an appearance on WABC aired Sunday, assigned blame for the low office attendance to
"the public safety problem" and concerns surrounding homelessness, rather than the city's increasing COVID-19 positivity rates.
polite isn't gonna cut it — Eric Adams needs to raise hell to fix crime in NYC. Crime in New York is
still soaring, too many gunslingers are still walking free because of flawed bail laws and Albany pols are still sitting on
their hands while Gotham bleeds. It's time for Mayor Adams to get mad as hell and refuse to take it anymore.
Being polite and reasonable isn't working. NYPD stats tell the sordid tale. As of last Sunday, combined reports
of the seven major felonies show an increase of 43% over last year, and that includes a welcome 13% reduction in
homicides. Over two years, murder is still up 9% and all major crimes are up 31%. These are unsustainable trends
and they don't capture the severe and continuing erosion in the quality of life. Organized shoplifting is out of
control and the random mayhem on streets and subways creates far more fear than any statistic can capture.
robber busts NYC store window, steals $20K worth of jewels in wild video. A sledgehammer-wielding robber
smashed through a Bronx jewelry store's front window, snatching $20,000 in chains and pendants, surveillance video obtained
by The [New York] Post Wednesday shows. Screams can be heard on the video from inside M & NP Jewelers on White
Plains Road during the smash and grab around 4 p.m. Sunday — before a roll-down gate nearly ensnares the
culprit. A witness told the NYPD "three unknown individuals broke the store window with a sledgehammer" and "removed
assorted jewelry," police said in a statement.
The Editor says...
In my opinion, the window barricades should close automatically at the first indication of broken glass.
Also, some of the jewelry on display should be booby-trapped. Here's a hint: 600 volts. Pepper
spray. Dye. Flash bang.
Are Going Well in the Capital of Police Defunding. Portland was one of the few places to defund the police by
$15 million. The efforts to lynch police officers over battles against violent rioters and left-wing mobs led to
massive resignations and retirements leaving the city with the smallest police force on record in a generation. Violent
crime continues to rise and Portland cops are shorthanded.
terrible unintended consequences of the Biden presidency (unless they were intended). [Scroll down] Add
to this dire, fascist docket the reign of criminal-friendly Soros-funded district attorneys around the nation like Chesa
Boudin, George Gascon in California, Kim Foxx in Chicago, Kim Gardner in Missouri, et. al., and crime is out of
control. As murder, robbery, drug abuse, sexual abuse, shoplifting, random attacks on innocent civilians and police
officers are all on the rise, these pro-criminal DAs turn the perpetrators back onto the streets within hours of their
committed crimes where they quite naturally re-offend.
Klobuchar hosts roundtable to discuss spike in carjacking. According to reports, Minneapolis experienced a 537%
increase in carjacking between 2019 and 2020. Monday afternoon, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) held a roundtable with
six police chiefs from across Minnesota to emphasize the need to address the spike in carjackings and other crimes. The
police chiefs shared their experiences. Many of them discussed the topic of mental health and the need for more
resources to address mental health crisis in the community.
The Editor says...
What if it has nothing to do with mental health problems? What if the shooters are all completely sane, but
also completely reckless, ruthless and recalcitrant? What if they're all a bunch of godless, fatherless hoodlums
who have no regard for other people's lives? Addressing this as a mental health problem will fail.
has been expunging the criminal records of felons and people are dying. For some time now we have covered the
disappointing and dangerous trends in the courts of Baltimore, Maryland that make it harder to convict criminals of
anything. This has resulted in the same "revolving doors" in the jails and courthouses that we see today in so many
large cities. But in Charm City, they've taken this trend another large step further. In addition to making it
harder to lock anyone up, for the smaller number of people who do manage to be apprehended and prosecuted, they've been
erasing the criminal records of many of them. This makes it impossible for the public to research potential problems
and removes information that prosecutors may need when the individual is arrested again and they have to determine the
charges to be filed. In an editorial at the Baltimore Sun this week, former Deputy State's Prosecutor Page Croyder
describes the damage that these changes have wreaked on the legal system and the impacts they have had on the citizens.
Louis prosecutors would rather believe criminals than police. Prosecutors and police are supposed to be a team
working together to stop crime and bring criminals to justice. Only that's not what is happening in St. Louis.
There, prosecutors would rather go after the police officers than the criminals. "It's almost expected that (St. Louis
Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner is) going to blame police every time something happens, and say we didn't provide the right evidence,
we didn't do the right thing," said Jay Schroeder, president of the St. Louis Police Officers Association. In the most
recent example of this, the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office refused to file charges against an armed robbery suspect who
tried to steal a marked police car. In addition, the suspect, 27-year-old Allen Robinson, allegedly pointed a gun at an officer.
increase in Black Americans murdered was result of defund police movement: experts. Support of Black Lives
Matter and calls to defund the police reverberated across America in 2020 following the death of George Floyd, igniting
social justice protests and riots at a time when the coronavirus and lockdowns upended society in unprecedented ways.
What was left in 2020's wake was a massive increase in the number of murders, dealing a disproportionate blow to Black
Americans. "Certainly, the protests and riots mid-2020 after the death of George Floyd followed a pattern of spiking
violence that we've seen following past viral police incidents, such as the deaths of Michael Brown and Freddie Gray.
This pattern has been termed the 'Ferguson Effect': police pull back while violent crime spikes precipitously," Hannah
Meyers, director of the policing and public safety initiative at the Manhattan Institute, told Fox News Digital.
greatest opportunity for organized crime in the US since Prohibition. The defund the police movement presents
organized crime with perhaps their greatest opportunity for expansion since alcohol prohibition in the 1920s and early
1930s. The increased crime in general and large-scale, and often organized, retail thefts in particular in large U.S.
cities provide this opportunity. Many have claimed that the profits from prohibition allowed organized crime to gain a
foothold and become established in many American cities, and it may be happening again. The large-scale shoplifting and
the do-nothing-about-it prosecutors are creating yet another opening for organized crime. Despite what some apparently
think, people, including store owners, do not sit idly by forever and let their property be stolen, just because legislatures
or city councils or police or prosecutors don't act. People will eventually act privately to protect themselves and
their property. Not everyone can or is in a position to protect his property by arming up himself.
Bush surpasses $300K spent on private security as she continues calls to defund the police. Rep. Cori Bush
poured tens of thousands of dollars more into private security during the first quarter of 2022, pushing her security bills
to more than $300,000 as she continues calls to defund the police. The Missouri Democrat's campaign reported spending
$70,489 on security services between Jan. 1 and March 31, Federal Election Commission filings show. The payments
include $50,489 to Peace Security, $15,000 to Cortney Merrits and $5,000 to Nathaniel Davis. Bush's newest security
checks follow the $233,663 her committee spent on the services in 2021, FEC records show. She has now paid out $304,152
for security this election cycle.
NYC Mayor Admits Progressive Politics Play a Role in Increased Crime. Democrat New York City Mayor Eric Adams
has admitted that progressive politics are playing a role in rising crime in US cities. Adams made the admission during
an appearance on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday [4/17/2022]. Speaking to Bloomberg Businessweek's podcast on Thursday,
former NYPD commissioner William Bratton said that growing crime is a result of the left going too far to protect criminals
from facing justice. "The scales right now are tipped very heavily in favor of the reforms of the progressive
left. Well intended, some needed, but a bit too far, and what we have as a result is this growing fear of crime, this
growing actual amount of crime in almost every American city," Bratton said.
Sewell insist NYC subways are safe after rampage as mayor downplays crime surge. Mayor Eric Adams on Sunday
[4/17/2022] tried to assure the public that the subways are safe after last week's rampage — while arguing other
big cities have crime and Gotham isn't nearly as dangerous as it used to be. Adams and his police commish, Keechant
Sewell, appeared on TV touting transit safety just five days after a madman opened fire on a Brooklyn train, wounding 29
people. Their claims also came as NYPD statistics show major felonies have soared in the city's transit system so far
this year, while recent overall crime in the Big Apple continues to increase. During a morning appearance on MSNBC,
Adams called subway safety "crucial" while peddling his previously announced initiatives aimed at reducing crime underground.
The Editor says...
The crime above ground level isn't under control, either.
other progressives urged MTA not to hire new cops in 2019 letter. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and
several fellow progressives vehemently opposed an MTA plan to hire 500 new cops to patrol the subways. The 2019 letter
from the lefty group has come under new scrutiny after a shooting rampage in a Brooklyn subway left at least 30 injured and
caused mass panic. "In our view desperately needed resources would be better invested in subway, bus, maintenance and
service improvements," the letter read. "We are urging the MTA to divest from this current model of criminalization."
The letter warned of the "historic racial disparities in enforcement" and claimed that "communities of color" would be
unfairly targeted by the new officers.
Carolina mall shooting suspect's bond set at $25,000, can go to work with ankle monitor. A South Carolina judge
set a $25,000 bond for a suspect in a mall shooting on Saturday that left 14 people injured, according to the Columbia Police
Department. Jewayne Price, 22, will be on house arrest but allowed to travel to and from work while wearing an ankle
monitor if he posts bond. He was charged with unlawful carrying of a pistol and could face additional charges after the
prosecutor reviews evidence.
You Kidding Me? Bail Conditions for South Carolina Mall Shooting Suspect Are Absolutely Nuts. New York
City isn't the only area that saw a mass shooting. There was one at a shopping mall in Columbia, South Carolina over
the weekend. Fourteen people were injured in the incident. Luckily, no one died. Yet, this story is also
about to be buried by the liberal media after a few days. The suspect that was arrested was black. We all know
the liberal media rules for mass shootings. Flood the zone with endless coverage if the suspect is a white male, but
slowly bury it if the suspect is nonwhite. The latter is subject to change in certain situations. When Noah Green
attacked the US Capitol in April of 2021, killed a police officer, and was revealed to be a Nation of Islam follower, the
media quickly smothered the story. By the end of the week, watch this story fade into the ether. What could keep
it alive is the ridiculous bail condition that was agreed upon for the South Carolina mall shooting. The suspect is out
on a $25,000 bond and he can still — get this — return to his day job if he wears a monitoring bracelet.
AG Refuses to Enforce Laws She Doesn't Like. In anticipation of a possible U.S. Supreme Court reversal of Roe
v. Wade, Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer and the state's radical attorney general, Democrat Dana Nessel, have
launched a pre-emptive two-pronged attack on the existing state law that criminalizes most abortions. Last Thursday,
Whitmer filed a lawsuit demanding judicial recognition of abortion as a protected right under the Michigan
constitution. The same day, Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit to block enforcement of the 1931 law, naming Nessel, in
her capacity as attorney general, as defendant. In transparent coordination with Whitmer and Planned Parenthood,
Nessel, the same day, announced in an "impromptu" press conference her refusal to defend against Planned Parenthood's
lawsuit. In a move described as "highly unusual," she also said "she will not even set up a conflict wall in her office
to defend the case, not unless or until she is ordered by a court."
In Texas Allegedly Steals Another Woman's Food — Places The Stolen Stuff In A New Car With Dealer Tags Still On
It. There are thousands of paper plates on the road that shouldn't be. A loophole with the Texas
Department of Motor Vehicles has allowed fake car dealerships to print and sell temporary plates. "Texas is the
laughingstock of paper plates in the United States," Vidor Police Capt. Edward Martin said. Capt. Martin, who
is also an executive board member of the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas, said he's been following this issue
for years. "These people have direct access to the Texas DMV e-licensing system. It's the same tag. It's
just issued illegally," Capt. Martin.
The Editor says...
Even a casual observer of the cars on Texas streets and highways can easily observe a number of cars every day, displaying
dirty or bent license plates, illegally masked plates, expired paper licenses, or no license plates at all.
It is reasonable to infer that improperly displayed license plates are a cover for other illegal activity, especially
the evasion of toll collection.
dozen gangs are targeting California's rich and famous for their designer handbags and watches. A group of at
least 17 gangs targeting Los Angeles' wealthiest are responsible for the city's recent string of 'follow-home' robberies,
cops said Tuesday. 'In my 34 years in the LAPD, I have never seen this type of criminal behavior in such large groups
coordinating to conduct attacks on unsuspecting citizens to take their property and/or vehicles,' said Capt. Jonathan
Tippet of the attacks, which started in September. In November, Tippet was tabbed to head a division designed to combat
the robberies — Follow Home Robbery Task Force — which has seen armed suspects stalk victims leaving
ritzy boutiques, hotels, and restaurants before striking.
The Editor says...
NOW the politicians will do something about runaway crime, because the rich and famous are threatened.
Police Force Reversal of Non-Prosecution Policy by Continuing to Make Arrests. The top prosecutor of Pima
County in Arizona reversed a non-prosecution policy on certain drug possession cases last month after the stance failed to
meet the intended goal of reducing the jail population. The failure was brought about by local law enforcement
agencies, many of whom continued to make arrests in the belief that it is their job to enforce the law regardless of
prosecution policies. Last December, Pima County Attorney Laura Conover issued a policy to immediately stop prosecuting
simple drug possession, paraphernalia, or other personal use cases. The policy memo said deputies and police officers
should bring people who commit these crimes to drug treatment centers, not the jail.
Residents got What They Wanted: Criminals Who Aren't Afraid. This is what the people of Los Angeles
wanted. They put their police force on a short leash, blaming the overworked officers for the least amount of violence
against criminals while at the same time absolving the criminals of responsibility. It has led to increasing numbers of
officers leaving the force or retiring early. With fewer officers on the street and those that are being hesitant to
act, the criminals are taking advantage of the situation. The Los Angeles Police Department recently started warning
people not to wear expensive jewelry in public, or they might become the target of thieves. Thieves have become so
brazen that they smashed in the front window of Luxury Jewels, a Beverly Hills jewelry store, in broad daylight and fled with
merchandise estimated to be worth $3 to $5 million dollars.
inmates at all-women's New Jersey prison are pregnant after both had sex with the same transgender inmate
after. Two women at New Jersey's only all-women's prison have both fallen pregnant after having sex with
transgender inmates. The pregnant women, who were not identified, are housed at the embattled Edna Mahan Correctional
Facility, in Clinton, which New Jersey Governor announced plans to close last year. Prison bosses said that in both
instances, the sex was consensual.
Suffers the Most From America's Crime Wave? Violent crime, like the price of gas, is rising. Not everyone
is experiencing this crime wave in the same way. For some, it's a distant issue experienced by other people somewhere
else. For others, it's a daily life-threatening concern. We parsed the FBI's crime data from 2011 to 2020 (the
most recent data available) and found that African Americans bear an increasingly large share of the harm from crime.
African American offenders, meanwhile, are committing an increasingly large share of violent crimes. For other racial
groups, the numbers are either decreasing (in the case of both white victims and offenders), increasing by much smaller
amounts, or holding constant.
not COVID, killed my retail business. When I first opened my shoe store last year, I thought that small
businesses had made it through the worst. Both in Minnesota and across the nation, COVID-19 cases were starting to
drop, and a sense of normalcy was slowly returning. But a new epidemic destroyed my business in just a few months:
retail theft. Despite investing thousands of dollars into my store in Little Canada — which included
state-of-the-art security measures — I became victim to a spree of brazen burglaries that saddled my family with
mounting debt. In just six months, five robberies alone have cost me $30,000 worth of merchandise and caused me to
close my store. Repeatedly, burglars smashed the glass doors of my storefront and ripped sneakers right off my
shelves. Not only did the last incident cost my store $13,000 in stolen goods, but I am now left with devastating costs
to fix all the damage to my store.
Carl Heastie's 'mercy' leaves a teen girl dead at hands of another teen. Angellyh Yambo had just turned 16 when
she got caught in gangsta crossfire outside a Bronx high school, torn from this world far too soon. Yet her accused
killer, Jeremiah Ryan, might have escaped jail pending trial under New York's insane laws, merely because he himself is a
teen. This is justice according to Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and his all-too-many allies in the Legislature.
Ryan even had a perfect score to qualify for release, according the city Criminal Justice Agency, because he has no priors.
for crime': How one Seattle politician's views shifted on homeless encampments. Recently the freshman Seattle
City Councilmember Andrew Lewis was listening to a discussion on the extreme rise in gun violence in the city, and some
simple questions were raised that he realized he didn't know concrete answers to. Who's doing the shooting, and
where? So he asked police for some data on shots fired in the city, cross-referenced with other factors the cops knew
about each incident. The answers that came back have him saying some unusual-sounding things in progressive Seattle,
that have some fellow council members "looking at me a little funny," he says. Things like: "It is blatantly
evident that a significant amount of the city's crime and disorder is attributable to conditions in homeless encampments."
[...] What Lewis found is that more than 18% of all shots-fired incidents in Seattle last year were associated with
homelessness, according to police records. This means that "the victim, or suspect, are experiencing homelessness, or
the [shooting] occurred at/near a homeless encampment or RV," the police said. These shootings were up 122% in 2021
The Editor says...
People who live in the street have nothing to lose by moving to the nearest jail. When incarceration is not a deterrent, crime will skyrocket.
Sacramento Mass Shooting Suspect [is] Already Out On Bail. Tell me if you've heard this one before:
Violent sociopath sentenced to prison for felony crimes is released early and recommits violent crime, killing again.
Sound familiar? Newsweek picked up a story from The Sacramento Bee that one of the alleged participants in last
weekend's horrific shooting, a third person of interest originally arrested on charge of illegal firearm possession, was
already released on bail.
crime surge spreads statewide thanks to Democrats' progressive policies. Thanks to a Democratic legislature
that codified the radical defund police proposals into laws, plus light-on-crime judges, the crime surge hitting Seattle is
spreading across the state. And there is no sign that the crime explosion will slow; in fact, it's getting worse.
Seattle has averaged more than one homicide a week so far this year. Gun violence has nearly doubled, with 95% more
shots fired and a 171% increase in gunshot victims compared to last year. Drug dealing is rampant, homeless shoplifters
are destroying local businesses, and random, brutal assaults are all too common.
the Progressive Mind. Unfortunately, Republicans, and conservatives generally, are too polite, and therefore
ill-equipped to confront the criminal nature of the Democrat Party and its government in Washington. It's as though
Republicans don't want to embarrass thieves caught in the act and hurt their feelings. The harshest words Republicans
will use to describe the Democrats' campaign to free hundreds of thousands of violent criminals and stimulate a national
crime wave is that they are "soft on crime." Democrats — progressives — are not soft
on crime, they are pro-crime. They regard it as "social justice." Mobs of mainly black predators looting
department stores in broad daylight is to them "reparations" — a socialist redistribution of income that provides
"equity" to a group allegedly — but never specifically — oppressed.
Mass Shooter Was Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison in 2018, Paroled in 2021 Over DA's Objection. Shortly after a
mass shooting occurred in Sacramento, California early Sunday, Joe Biden was busy using the tragedy to beat the drum for more
gun control across the country — despite the fact that California arguably has what are the nation's strictest gun
control laws, and despite not having any facts about the shooting or the shooters. Other gun control activists quickly
jumped aboard the train. [Tweets] The actual story, which most of the mainstream media will likely attempt to
erase, has nothing to do with lax gun control laws and everything to do with the "reimagining" of the justice system being
perpetrated by people like George Gascon and Gavin Newsom, and enabled by the California Department of Corrections and
Rehabilitation and the Board of Parole Hearings.
shooting suspect, 27, was out on parole after being released from prison six years early. One of the men who
opened fire on a crowd of people in Sacramento early Sunday morning, killing six, was a career criminal who was released from
prison in February just four years into a 10-year sentence for felony gun and robbery convictions, reports said. The
decision, made by California's Department of Corrections, was even made over the strenuous objections of the Sacramento
County District Attorney's Office, which submitted a letter saying that the man 'displayed a pattern of criminal behavior'
and posed a 'significant' danger to the community. Smiley Martin, 27, was arrested on Tuesday morning, and remains in a
local hospital where he was recovering after being wounded in the shooting. He faces charges of possession of a machine
gun and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person in relation to the incident.
Mass Shooter Was Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison in 2018, Paroled in 2021 Over DA's Objection. Shortly after a
mass shooting occurred in Sacramento, California early Sunday, Joe Biden was busy using the tragedy to beat the drum for more
gun control across the country — despite the fact that California arguably has what are the nation's strictest gun
control laws, and despite not having any facts about the shooting or the shooters. Other gun control activists quickly
jumped aboard the train. [Tweets] The actual story, which most of the mainstream media will likely attempt to erase,
has nothing to do with lax gun control laws and everything to do with the "reimagining" of the justice system being perpetrated
by people like George Gascon and Gavin Newsom, and enabled by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and
the Board of Parole Hearings.
At least 20 killed
in Ecuador prison riot. Ecuadorian authorities said Monday they are in "total control" of a prison in the south
of the country after a riot broke out the day before, killing at least 20 inmates. Violence at the Turi prison, near
the city of Cuenca, started early Sunday due to a leadership dispute among incarcerated members of a gang known as The
Wolves, Gen. Carlos Cabrera, the commander of Ecuador's national police force, told reporters at a press conference.
Murdered A Two-Year-Old, Then He Faced "Prison Justice" Inside The Walls. A common trope in popular culture is
that if you commit crimes against the weak, particularly children, prison won't be kind to you. There are many in there
who committed all manner of horrific crimes but who, whether because of life experience or their own sense of justice, don't
take kindly to those who abuse children. In fact, "don't take kindly" is quite an understatement. When it comes
to those who, like the ones who many say were given a slap on the wrist by Kentanji Jackson, commit crimes involving child
pornography or abusing kids, "prison justice" (or injustice, depending on your take) can be swift and severe.
in New York Debate How to Hide Their Radical Proposals on Bail and Incarceration. The debate happening in New
York state over Gov. Kathy Hochul's proposals to show how tough Democrats are on crime mirrors the debate happening
across the country and in Washington, D.C. On the radical left, the debate is over: no bail, light sentences for
everything except violent offenses, and don't send too many black people to prison because ... slavery, or something.
But Hochul is running for election in November after taking over when the serial sexual harasser and rapist, Andrew Cuomo,
was forced to resign. She has to run in the real world where there are an awful lot of people scared witless about
crime. Not everyone in New York is a crazy, left-wing nut. The same holds true elsewhere in the United
States. The facts are that releasing people without bail isn;t leading to more crime and more violent crime.
Democrats like Hochul might recognize that but are still running scared.
Eyes Wide Shut.
[Scroll down] Start with crime. Initially dismissed as simply an artifact of the Covid shutdown and as vastly
exaggerated by conservative media, the rise in violent crime is clear, and voters are highly concerned about it. They
include black and Hispanic voters, as indicated by polling data and confirmed by Eric Adams's base of support in the New York
mayoral contest. No wonder more Democratic politicians are running as fast as they can away from any hint of "defund
the police," the slogan that, beloved of the activist Left, was put on the ballot in Minneapolis ... and soundly defeated,
especially by black voters. According to a recent poll from Pew Research, black and Hispanic Democrats are
significantly more likely than white Democrats to favor more police funding in their area.
Infiltration of the Police Will Lead To Tyranny. When Joe Biden read from his State of the Union script about
the unprecedented crime wave we are now facing (thanks to leftist policies), he stated: "The answer is to fund
the police." At that, the Democrats in Congress leaped to their feet to applaud, however insincerely. But after
eight years of supporting the lies of Black Lives Matter Marxists and leftist elites — that American policing is
systemically racist, cops are routinely hunting unarmed black men, and that the real answer to alleviating crime is to empty
the jails and defund the police — their phoniness was palpable. On crime and policing, most Americans
correctly see the Democrats as fakes. The Democrats are terrified because the poll numbers are coming in, and they are
desperate to escape a righteous political reckoning in November. Still, it would be a big mistake to believe that the
radical Left hates the idea of policing altogether. They have no problem with the police if they can control the
mission. In a way, the police are just another tool of the regime.
judges keep sending felony suspects home and they keep trying to kill people. Judge Charles Beach handed down a
little wisdom to 20-year-old Keyon Hayes at the end of his November bail hearing on felony gun charges. Consider it
unheeded. [...] Hayes is the 12th person charged with killing or shooting someone, or attempting to, in Chicago this year
while awaiting trial on at least one felony charge. The alleged crimes have involved at least 21 victims, five of whom
have died, authorities said. The saga began in early November, when Chicago police allegedly saw Hayes carrying a black
satchel with an extended magazine sticking out of it and arrested him. So far, so good. But then bond court Judge
Beach ruled Hayes could go home on a 7 p.m.-to-7 a.m. curfew by posting a deposit of $300 on a $3,000 bail, which Hayes
could not raise. Two months later, Judge Peggy Chiampas released Hayes on his own recognizance with a 24-hour curfew,
according to court records.
man who kidnapped bus full of children in 1976 approved for parole. A 70-year old California man who has spent
four decades in prison for kidnapping a bus full of children and burying them alive could be freed if Gov. Gavin Newsom
approves his parole. A panel of two commissioners with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on
Friday recommended parole for Frederick Newhall Woods, one of three men who hijacked a school bus with 26 children aboard in
Chowchilla, Calif. on July 15, 1976. Friday's hearing was Wood's 18th attempt for parole. Woods and two other
gunmen, Richard and James Schoenfeld, stopped bus driver Ed Ray as he was transporting the children back home from Dairyland
Elementary School, which is about 150 miles southeast of San Francisco.
man convicted of murdering a toddler [is himself] killed in prison assault. An offender housed at Bertie
Correctional Institution in Windsor was assaulted by a group of other offenders and killed Tuesday afternoon. Semajs
Short, 24, was attacked in a housing area at the prison by a number of other offenders at 2:14 p.m. yesterday [3/29/2022].
Prisons first responders performed life-saving measures until local paramedics arrived and also worked to resuscitate
him. Short was pronounced dead by paramedics at approximately 2:37 p.m. Three other offenders were injured during
the group assault and were taken to an outside medical facility for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
violent crime rising, size of Portland police department is still shrinking. You almost have to feel sorry for
the city of Portland. The city is experiencing record levels of violent crime even as it struggles to maintain the
lowest number of police officers it has had since the late 80s/early 90s when the population of of the city was much smaller
than it is now. Beleaguered Mayor Ted Wheeler, who jumped on board the defund the police bandwagon back in 2020, has
been trying to address both problem for the past year and so far he has very little to show for it. When it comes to
violent crime, the city set a record for the number of shootings in 2021 and is currently on pace to surpass that record by
double digits in 2022.
40% of workers in Manhattan want to leave due to violent incidents on the subways and rampant homelessness. New
Yorkers working in Manhattan are so fed up with rampant crime that 40 percent said they want to leave the Empire State — with
eight out of 10 people saying the Big Apple has gone to hell, according to a recent poll. The Morning Consult poll,
conducted for Partnership for New York, surveyed 9,386 adults working in New York City from February 17 to March 11, with
many voicing their frustration over the soaring crime and homelessness that has gripped the streets and subways.
According to the poll, 74 percent of respondents said that safety has gotten worse in the city since the start of the
pandemic lockdowns in March 2020, with 82 percent saying homelessness has also worsened.
child tax credit is a ruse. The firebrand congressional Squad leader known on the streets as AOC recently said,
"Gee, the child-tax credit just ran out on December 31, and now people are stealing baby formula." She said this in
response to the NYPD announcing the arrest of twelve known shoplifters with a combined 23 outstanding warrants for stealing
formula, diapers, and other items they easily resold on the streets. It's a false flag — the expired child
tax credit has nothing to do with shoplifting in New York City. There was no cash advance child tax credit in 2020, and
shoplifting offenses declined 9% from the prior year. However, in 2021, when parents were paid by the Biden
administration for their progeny, shoplifting in New York increased by 6%. If AOC were intellectually honest and used
her student loan-funded elite eastern college degree in economics, she would see there is no correlation or causation between
the CTC and shoplifting.
You probably shouldn't wear expensive jewelry anymore. The Los Angeles Police Department has a message for the
denizens of Tinseltown and the rest of the City of Angels. When you go out and about, you should probably avoid wearing
any sort of flashy, expensive jewelry or other expensive possessions. Why would they say that? Because thieves
have continued to become more and more brazen about pulling a weapon on pedestrians or motorists and robbing them of their
belongings. And displays of wealth will just make you more of a target for these types of crimes. At the same
time, gangs are also stepping up attacks on jewelry stores and other outlets selling expensive and easily fenced merchandise,
so you might want to avoid those stores as well. LA is looking more and more like a scene from Escape from New
York these days.
Bill Would Restrict Employers' Examination of Applicants' Criminal Records. Pennsylvania State Representative
Darisha Parker (D-Philadelphia) this week introduced a measure to restrict employers' consideration of job applicants'
criminal records. In a statement on her bill, Parker cited data from the U.S. Department of Justice indicating that
nearly a third of Americans have a criminal record, almost as many as having earned college degrees. She said incurring
such a record has proved a major burden for many Pennsylvanians seeking jobs as well as housing and public benefits.
Her legislation would bar employers from asking job seekers about or weighing those applicants' juvenile or summary offenses
as well as any cases that resulted in no convictions. Expunged and pardoned cases would also be off-limits for
How to Make
Crime Vanish. No sooner do we note here the out-of-control crime in San Francisco (and elsewhere in California)
than we find a magical solution appear: stop collecting and reporting crime data! Yesterday the FBI released its
quarterly uniform crime report. There appears this curious note on the home page: ["]The Quarterly Uniform
Crime Report was made available on March 21, 2022. For this quarterly release, due to agency participation being under
the 60 percent threshold, data trends by region and aggregate population group will not be available. Data from
individual city agencies with populations of 100,000 or greater can be accessed in the Resources section below.["]
In other words, if I read this right not enough law enforcement agencies sent in the data required for the FBI to provide
national statistics. Maybe this is a consequence of cutting police budgets. That's one way of reducing the crime rate!
Foxx begins early release program for prisoners with a home invader, an aggravated robber, and a burglar, all with lengthy
records. Kim Foxx, the Soros-supported top prosecutor in Cook County, Illinois, is taking advantage of a new
law in that state that allows prosecutors to identify prisoners whose further incarceration "no longer advances the interests
of justice." Like other Soros prosecutors, she is a critic of "mass incarceration," and has big plans, as Patrick Smith of
WBEZ writes: ["]Three Cook County prosecutors are assigned to work on resentencing motions, but they will only be
working on the initiative part time. Foxx said her goal is to expand the program so there are dedicated staffers
assigned and she said she eventually wants to loosen the criteria for eligibility. She said she did not know how many
prisoners might fit the current criteria, but estimated a potential pool of 'thousands' of people.["] She just
announced the first convicts to be freed, and, curiously, they have relatively little time left behind bars, anyway.
But they are also career criminals, as CWB Chicago reports: [...]
governor's scheme to release convicted murderers halted by judge. Law Enforcement Today has reported
several times on Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's mass release of prisoners ostensibly due to "COVID." Now, a judge has
ordered a pause on Brown's early release of prisoners, as reported in the Epoch Times. The new order refers to
prisoners who committed crimes as juveniles, which grants part of the relief sought in a lawsuit filed against Brown by two
district attorneys and four members of homicide victims. Since March 1, 2020, Brown has granted early release to nearly
1,200 convicted felons, including 10 convicted murderers. Marion County Circuit Court Judge David Leith ruled earlier
this month that Brown unlawfully conferred her clemency powers to the Oregon Parole Board.
Banana Republic. In America, we no longer have a single justice system for all people, regardless of race, or
of power, or privilege, or the protected victimhood status they may have among the Leftist intelligentsia. We no longer
have a justice system that is indifferent to and independent of political pressure. The politically and culturally
dominant Left is not content with the massive power and influence it wields now; it is determined to silence all opposition,
and destroy it utterly. We have seen the totalitarian impulse of the far-Left play out in revolutionary France, as well
as in the Soviet Union, Communist China, Democratic Kampuchea, Fidel Castro's Cuba, and a host of other places. In
every one, the judiciary serves as a tool of the political elites, who wield it in order to prosecute, persecute, and
obliterate their opposition. American schools used to teach that our system had a series of built-in checks and
balances that would prevent that kind of tyranny from developing.
will move 1,800 workers from downtown Seattle offices because of rampant crime. Amazon will relocate all 1,800
workers from its downtown Seattle office as the area continues to be plagued by crime in the woke Pacific Northwest bastion,
where the police budget has been cut by $36 million since 2019 — and now other businesses are starting to do the same.
Citing an increase in violent crime in the downtown Seattle area, Amazon made the announcement Friday that it would
temporarily relocate its workers from their office at Third Avenue and Pine Street. 'Given recent incidents near Third
and Pine, we're providing employees currently at that location with alternative office space elsewhere,' an Amazon spokesman
told DailyMail.com in a statement. 'We are hopeful that conditions will improve and that we will be able to bring employees
back to this location when it is safe to do so.'
Democrat Denver D.A. to Drop Murder Charge
Against Unlicensed Security Guard Who Killed Trump Supporter. Matthew Dolloff, the unlicensed security guard
for 9News Denver who shot and killed veteran Lee Keltner at a Patriot Rally in 2020, is reportedly going to have his murder
charge dropped thanks to Democrat Denver District Attorney Beth McCann.
Streets Require the Political Will to Punish Crime. "Let's not abandon our streets," Joe Biden lectured in his
State of the Union last week. But his weak overtures to law and order in the speech rang hollow, as his
administration — and just about every other career politician in Washington — sinks deeper into the
quagmire of so-called "criminal justice reform." This soft-on-crime movement is led by activists who don't care about public
safety at all. After years of crime reduction, American cities have become even more dangerous than they were in the
1980s. Murders are up, along with carjackings, robberies, shoplifting, public violence, and vandalism. Some
progressives have tried to manipulate statistics and "contextualize" the recent crime surge, but Americans aren't buying
it. We know a policy failure when it's staring us in the face. Sadly, this failure has been bipartisan.
'Hobbes Index' Is Making A Comeback Under Biden. The murder rate increased by 30% in 2020, dwarfing any
previously recorded increase. The bloodbath continues unabated as city after city reports record homicides. The
deadly riots of 2020 sparked a new era of urban lawlessness as mass theft has forced retailers to close stores in inner-city
locations. But nowhere has lawlessness been more pronounced than on the southern border. Over two million people
from scores of countries entered the country illegally last year. This humanitarian crisis is the consequence of
Biden's unforgivable empowerment of drug and human trafficking cartels through his reversal of the prior administration's
immigration and border security policies.
Dunkin' employee who fatally punched customer over racial slur sentenced to house arrest. A Dunkin' employee in
Tampa, Florida, accused of fatally punching a customer who used a racial slur against him last year, was sentenced to two
years of house arrest after pleading guilty to felony battery. Corey Pujols, 27, was ordered by a Tampa judge on Monday
[3/7/3033] to complete 200 hours of community service and attend an anger management course.
The Editor says...
A young black man killed an old white man during an argument, and he is sentenced to house arrest.
If the colors were reversed, there would now be rioting in the streets.
judge rules case of teen rapper and Crips member, 16,'who shot an NYPD cop' should be tried in Family Court because police
were 'illegally searching him when his gun accidentally went off'. A Bronx judge has ruled to move the case of
16-year-old drill rapper Camrin 'C Blu' Williams from an adult criminal court to Family Court, after accusing a police
officer of providing 'unreliable' testimony that 'had no value' about the night the teen allegedly shot a cop during a
scuffle. Williams, who is a suspected gang member, has been out on bond since late January. He faces charges of
criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree assault and other weapons charges stemming from a January 18 incident,
during which police said he shot Officer Kaseem Pennant as he was being searched.
Gas Prices Cause New Problem for Car Owners: Gasoline Theft. Gustavo Galvéz, owner of
Galvéz Auto Clinic, can testify to the new problem Southern California drivers are facing: gas thieves. A
few days ago, a landscaper asked him for help with his vehicle, and they discovered a new modus operandi for criminals.
"He went to start the car to go to work, and it didn't start," Galvéz said. "Well, he brought it here to see
what the problem was and the gas tank had a hole in it." Apparently, Galvéz said, someone used the hole to take
the gasoline from the car.
83, on lifetime parole for killing two people decades ago is arrested in connection with the murder of a third NYC
woman. An 83-year-transsexual on lifetime parole for killing two women — one in 1963 and another reportedly
shortly after she got out prison in 1984 — has been charged in connection with the killing of a 68-year-old woman whose body
was found dismembered in a Brooklyn neighborhood, law enforcement sources tell DailyMail.com. Harvey Marcelin, a
transgender woman, was arrested late last week on a charge of concealing a body and could soon face upgraded charges after
she was allegedly caught on surveillance cameras dumping a body near her Cypress Hills apartment. Sources identified
the victim as Susan Leyden, formerly of Teaneck, New Jersey, and said Marcelin knew her.
a small group of known criminals who are driving crime — and it's not law-abiding gun owners. A new
study from the National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform revealed who is driving the vast majority of criminal firearm
misuse in the Nation's Capital. Go figure it's a small number of lawbreakers and not law-abiding gun owners.
Stating that gun crimes in Washington, D.C., are shown to be committed by a "very tightly concentrated" group of individuals,
the study's author said, "This very small number of high risk individuals are identifiable. Their violence is
predictable and therefore it is preventable." The data demonstrate the irony of Democratic-run big cities with strict
Second Amendment restrictions and national gun control groups' continued drive to force more gun control despite Americans
believing in it less and lawfully buying their own firearms at record numbers.
struts behind [the] counter of [a] San Francisco Walgreens as staff watch helplessly, fills huge bag with stolen
goods. A San Francisco shoplifter was filmed filling a bag with stolen goods behind the counter of a Walgreens
store as staff stood helplessly and watched. The heist took place on Tuesday at a Walgreens in the Richmond area of the
city, and saw the brazen shoplifter hurl bananas and cookies at one man who confronted him. It is the latest in a long
line of shocking shoplifting outrages to hit the famously-liberal Bay Area.
hidden agenda behind Joe Biden's 'black female' Supreme Court pledge. Ketanji Brown Jackson was raised in the
orbit of government: her father was chief attorney for a school district; her mother was a school principal. [...]
Throughout her career, there is one common thread: a personal crusade to reduce the ability of the criminal justice system
to impose real sentences on people convicted of crimes. Our system requires both defense attorneys and prosecuting
attorneys; it is fundamental to our system that the defendant is assumed innocent until proven guilty. But once that
guilt is proven, the American people need to be able to count on our system to remove the criminal from society, to keep him
off the streets until he is no longer a threat. In a nation in which the vast majority of crimes are committed by
recidivists, there is no other issue more central to criminal justice than the ability to impose long sentences on those who
are finally proven to be a threat to their communities. Ketanji Brown Jackson is intended to be the pro-criminal,
anti-LEO lobby's camel under the tent, to infect the Supreme Court itself with this malevolent attitude.
Seattle business continues remote work because of crime, not COVID. A downtown Seattle tech company won't bring
workers back to the office until they feel it's safe, not because of COVID-19, but crime. Businesses continue to speak
out about the ongoing violence in the downtown core, specifically in the area of Third Avenue and Pike Street. Martin
Fagan with Qumulo is a former police officer, now a facilities director for the cloud computing company based at Fourth
Avenue and Pike. He told his employees they don't have to return to the office until the situation in downtown "stabilizes."
NYC poop attacker exemplifies Democrat criminal justice failures. Lately, Americans have been made aware of the
problems with the revolving door criminal justice system that operates wherever Democrats have had a hand in drafting the
laws. For example, the man who drove through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, killing six and injuring scores of others,
had a lengthy rap sheet and almost no comparable prison time. The man who smeared a woman with his feces in the New
York City subway is the same type of criminal. What makes him interesting is how he behaved in court for his
arraignment and the result of that conduct.
attack perp released without bail. The sicko who allegedly smashed his own feces in a Bronx straphanger's face
joked with cops [...] before sneering to a Bronx judge, "[...]" Frank Abrokwa, 37, was busted Monday at his homeless
shelter in connection to the revolting Feb. 21 attack, according to cops and police sources. Upon arrest, he made light
of the attack, quipping to cops, "[...]," Bronx Assistant District Attorney Grace Phillips said during Abrokwa's arraignment
late Tuesday. Abrokwa — apparently impatient because Brooklyn detectives showed up to arrest him for an
unrelated hate crime from September — also made a scene in Bronx Criminal Court.
in cities like NYC, Philadelphia jump over 200% — often with kids behind the wheel, officials say.
Carjackings have skyrocketed 200% — or more — in multiple big cities across the county in past years,
as law enforcement officials and crime experts pleaded with lawmakers on Tuesday for help addressing the rampant issue, with
one official warning: "Anyone in a car is a potential victim." Law enforcement executives and officials from
crime monitoring agencies from across the country convened on Capitol Hill on Tuesday morning to testify before the Senate
Judiciary Committee for a hearing to address the startling trends related to carjackings. During his time at the
microphone, National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) president and CEO David Glawe revealed some cities saw carjacking upticks
as high as more than 280% between 2019 and 2021.
Failures of the Biden Presidency. [#5] Crime Surge: American cities have experienced an explosion of
violent crime since the summer of 2020. It's a trend that shows no sign of abating. In December, ABC News reported
that a dozen U.S. cities had set homicide records in 2021. This trend coincided with — and almost certainly
was exacerbated by — the "defund the police" movement. In fact, many Democrat-run cities made good on this
slogan by defunding their police departments and stemming the use of proactive policing. No surprise that cities that
defunded police agencies often make the list of places with the largest increases in violent crime. Now, some of these
city leaders are changing their tune and restoring police funding after much of the damage has been done. This hasn't
stopped reckless left-wing district attorneys, such as Chesa Boudin in San Francisco and Alvin Bragg in New York City, from
selectively deciding not to prosecute crimes.
Smash And Grab Another Walgreens In San Francisco. And again, it seems like Walgreens is the victim as a bunch
of trash robs the place blind in broad daylight without any resistance or fear of arrest since the first 900 dollars worth of
stolen booty is on the house, thanks to California law. Just this week, the pharmacy chain Walgreens announced that it
will close five of its stores in San Francisco, citing theft and retail crime as the main motivator behind its decision.
Decade of Deceit and Division: What Trayvon Wrought. [Scroll down] Outraged by the [George
Zimmerman] verdict, three Marxists "of color" promptly formed a group called Black Lives Matter. Working their combined
magic in Ferguson a year after George's acquittal, BLM and the media helped reverse an eight-year downward trend in
homicides. As a result of the so-called "Ferguson effect," 3,000 more Americans were murdered in 2016 than in 2014.
BLM was just warming up. The multi-city mania BLM helped generate in 2020 — Minneapolis, Louisville,
Kenosha — triggered a nationwide 30-percent-plus increase in homicides over 2019, the greatest annual spike ever
recorded. Had the media paid any attention to Los Angeles filmmaker Joel Gilbert's brilliantly researched book and
film, The Trayvon Hoax: Unmasking the Witness Fraud that Divided America, released in the fall of 2019, much of
the death and destruction could have been avoided.
parents angry and upset as graffiti makes their city seem like 'a war zone'. Like gray skies and rainfall,
graffiti in the city of Seattle, Washington, is ubiquitous today. Defaced public and private property can be seen
everywhere — storefronts, apartment buildings, commercial vehicles, highways, bridges, street signs and recycling
bins all bear the urban scrawl. Nothing is spared. Everything appears to be fair game, including magazine display
racks, utility poles — even historic sites. Taggers, apparently, do not discriminate. Now, concerned
parents and other residents are speaking out about the graffiti overgrowth. "Graffiti is not some dude writing 'Jim was
here,'" Ari Hoffman, a Seattle resident and parent of three children, told Fox News Digital. "Graffiti is about marking
territory, by gangs or dealers, or even by people living on the streets, who are being used for criminal activity," Hoffman added.
Progressive Policies Implode in Real Time, While Victims Continue to be Denied Justice. Fox News' Bill Melugin
continues to do fabulous investigative work. After exposing all the lies, malfeasance, and coverup of Joe Biden's
Border crisis, he has refocused his sights back to Los Angeles, and boy is it ever needed. RedState has reported on Los
Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón and his radical policies on criminal justice reform, as well as the
victims and voters attempts to recall him. The chicken of one of those policies, refusing to try juveniles who commit
violent crimes as adults, has come home to roost.
child molester tried as juvenile laughs about light punishment. A biological man turned transgender woman who
was convicted for sexually assaulting a child in California was heard laughing about the light sentencing in a
recording. "They're gonna stick me on probation, and it's gonna be dropped, it's gonna be done, I won't have to
register, won't have to do nothing," 26-year-old Hannah Tubbs said in a phone conversation after announcing the plan to plead
guilty. The molester then laughed while telling Tubbs's father the justice system would do "nothing." "You won't
have to register?" Tubbs is asked. "I won't have to do none of that," Tubbs responded. According to a report,
Tubbs was also recorded making comments about the victim that are "unfit to print."
Angeles prosecutor admits 2-year sentence for child molester may be too lenient. Los Angeles' embattled
progressive DA has admitted that the two-year prison sentence he ensured for a transgender woman who sexually assaulted a
10-year-old girl may not have been enough. Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón — who
faces an ongoing recall effort over his controversial lenient policies — said Sunday [2/20/2022] that he would
have handled convicted molester Hannah Tubbs' case differently had he known about her "disregard for the harm" that she
caused her young victim. "While for most people several years of jail time is adequate, it may not be for
Ms. Tubbs," the prosecutor said in a statement. "After her sentencing in our case, I became aware of extremely
troubling statements she made about her case, the resolution of it and the young girl that she harmed," he added.
weeks after settling an attempted murder case, he was allegedly found with 2 more guns. On Friday afternoon
[2/11/2022], Orland Park police arrested Nickolas Burch after they allegedly found him carrying a gun in a Louis Vuitton bag
strapped over his chest at the Orland Square mall. It happened just 18 days after Burch pleaded guilty to a reduced
charge in a case that had him facing multiple counts of attempted murder, robbery, and other felonies stemming from a 2016
shooting in Lakeview. That was the second time he faced and beat attempted murder charges as an adult.
Prosecutors on Saturday charged Burch, 32, with two counts of Class X armed habitual criminal, one of the most serious
criminal charges in the state short of murder, and misdemeanor resisting. But they didn't ask his bond court judge to
hold Burch without bail. Nor did they tell her that he had just settled an attempted murder case to lesser charges 18
days earlier. Nor did they tell her that he was on federal electronic monitoring for a gun conviction. Illinois
Department of Corrections (IDOC) records show that Burch is on parole for the Lakeview case. Prosecutors didn't tell
the judge about that, either.
reform": Man bonds out after being accused of shooting in four separate incidents of road rage. An Orange
County, Florida man is free after posting bond after having been arrested for allegedly shooting into four separate vehicles
in the Orlando area. The defendant, identified as Emanuel Dandre Bullard, is accused of firing several rounds in four
separate incidents at motor vehicles allegedly during fits of road rage. Thankfully, none of the shots allegedly fired
by him struck anyone but did hit several vehicles through his streak of violence. The Orange County Sheriff's Office
alleges that Bullard has been the trigger man in a violent series of incidents dating back to December of 2021.
scam run from a California prison highlights government inefficiency. One of the benefits to society from
imprisoning criminals is that, while they're imprisoned, they cease committing crimes. However, when it comes to the
government's failure to take good care of taxpayer money, two men's stints in California's prisons gave them the time to
engage in a massive fraud netting them $5 million in both state and federal unemployment funds. Think about that:
our governments are so inefficient that they hand out COVID unemployment funds to nonexistent people created by prisoners.
thief with 167 busts nabbed for shoplifting at UES Rite Aid. A Queens man with 167 arrests on his record was
busted yet again this week for shoplifting from a Rite Aid on the Upper East Side, The [New York] Post has learned. Jamel
Pringle, 39, was nabbed around 8:15 a.m. Monday for stealing 48 items worth close to $430 from the drug store on
Second Avenue near East 96th Street, police and Manhattan prosecutors said Tuesday [2/15/2022]. As with most of his
prior arrests, he was charged with petit larceny — a misdemeanor that is not bail-eligible under the state's new
criminal justice reform law. Police sources joked that the serial thief "gets frequent flier miles" cycling through the
system each time he's freed on supervised release, thanks to the controversial bail reform laws.
Joe Biden, Alchemist?
Unlike Joe Biden, even a child knows that too much demand and liquidity and too few available goods and services cause prices
to rise. The rate of inflation is increasing at an annualized rate not seen in 40 years. And the jump already
follows a prior 2021 annual rate of 6.8 percent. The prices of gas, food, and houses — the stuff of
life — are collectively rising far higher than just 7.5 percent. [...] Biden is hunting for the same magic excuses
to fabricate a golden spin on crime. After demagoguing the police, contextualizing the 2020 riots, and supporting
openly or quietly the Soros district attorney revolution, crime has exploded. Carjackings, smash-and-grab robberies,
and violent assaults come to American screens each morning on social media and the news despite the denials of the Biden
filters. Rather than address the crime wave, the FBI prefers to harrass after parents at school board meetings, to
fixate on mythical "white supremacist" conspiracies, or to retrieve lost property of the wayward Biden offspring.
Murder is at all-time highs in 12 major cities.
Walmart is securing $20 ribeyes with mesh wiring and electronic security tag to prevent theft. Walmart has
started securing high-priced steaks inside locked metal cages amid rising crime rates across the U.S., a new viral video has
revealed. Michael Fromhold, from Florida, was stunned when he noticed that the meat at his local Walmart had been
locked up in what appears to be a rather dramatic attempt to prevent people from stealing it. Michael took a video of
it and shared it to TikTok where it quickly went viral — gaining more than four million views in a matter of
days — and the clip lead some viewers to lament the fact that such measures have become necessary.
The Editor says...
Security tags and alarm bells won't stop someone who can reasonably expect to avoid jail time if he or she is caught. In
Florida, the thief might actually go to jail; but on the west coast, no cop is going to waste his time on a stolen steak.
[is] up in nearly every NYC precinct: latest stats. Nearly every single city police precinct has seen spikes in
crime so far this year — including five in which the rate has doubled, according to the latest troubling NYPD
statistics. "No neighborhood is safe," one Brooklyn cop warned Tuesday [2/8/2022]. "At this rate, we will lose the
city by St. Patrick's Day." The only precinct in Manhattan to not see its crime rate jump was the 22nd Precinct,
the one covering Central Park. "Only the squirrels are safe," another cop added wryly. "Tourists will never come
The Editor says...
Exactly right: The tourism industry in New York City is finished, until crime is brought under control.
And that won't happen as long as the police are afraid to arrest perpetrators with dark skin, and as long as the district
attorney takes it easy on those same people — also because of their skin color. In other words, crime can be brought
under control again someday, but that process will be ugly.
rapist spent decades hiding, 22 years for ID theft. A convicted rapist who hid in Florida for more than 40
years after skipping out on his Connecticut prison sentence has been sentenced to 22 years in federal prison for assuming a
stolen identity. Douglas Bennett, 77, was sentenced Friday in Tampa federal court. He pleaded guilty in September
to passport fraud and aggravated identity theft and possessing firearms as a convicted felon, according to court records.
Bennett also was ordered to pay a $200,000 fine. After serving his federal sentence, Bennett is to be transported to
Connecticut to serve a state sentence.
NYC purse snatcher has 59 busts — and still avoids jail. The system is working — in this
alleged crook's favor. A robbery suspect with 59 busts under her belt has been through a revolving door of
arrests — and avoided jail again this week for yet another mugging, cops say. Serial purse snatcher, Nicole
Green, 46, who was picked up on a robbery charge Monday was freed by a Manhattan judge that day, after DA Alvin Bragg's
office asked for supervised release, the [New York] Post has learned. The latest charges come just days after she
managed to dodge a stay in jail last Thursday for violating terms of her release in another robbery case by missing a
Dallas Police Department's smart tactics bucked national crime wave. Two-thirds of America's largest cities
have seen even more homicides in 2021 than in 2020, with killings rising in New York from 468 to 485, in Chicago from 771 to
797, and in Houston from 400 to 467. More than 13 big cities — including Philadelphia, Austin, and
Portland — set all-time records for homicides in 2021. But one big city — Dallas — has
bucked the national trend. From 2020 to 2021, homicides in the Lone Star metropolis have dropped from 254 to 220, and
violent crime has nosedived by 12 percent since May last year. How did Dallas do it? In early 2021, Dallas Mayor
Eric Johnson recruited Eddie Garcia as his new police chief. Garcia, who had spent four years as the police chief of
San Jose, Calif., quickly created a plan with University of Texas criminologists, implemented it, and saw crime rates drop
almost immediately. Officer morale, as a result, has improved, Johnson told The [New York] Post.
Molester Called RTK, "Rape, Torture, Kill", Released From CA Mental Hospital, Calls Victim's Mother!. How is
possible that a monster, a man who claimed that he has killed three boys and molested more than 200 others, was released with
no parole monitoring system and is not required to register as a sex offender which means he is free to move around.
The man, Cary Jay Smith, 61, was convicted of a misdemeanor sexual offense involving a child and had to register as a sex
offender in 1985, however that requirement expired and he was removed from the sex offender registry by the state of
California in 2005. Smith has repeatedly testified to having fantasies about raping and killing young boys and said he
likes to be referred to as "RTK" which stands for "rape, torture, kill."
with a crime wave, a weak Joe Biden tries to change the subject. How do you know President Joe Biden is worried
about his rock-bottom approval ratings? He has finally been forced to address the massive rise in crime rates that is
occurring on his watch. The long-belated renunciation of his party's "defund the police" message came just after a
police funeral at which Manhattan's soft-on-crime Democratic prosecutor was excoriated by the widow. Better late than
never, perhaps — but Biden's attempts at political deflection will not actually stop crime. The message he
chose — the same cynical, disingenuous message on crime that Democrats adopted the last time it was a major
concern in the early 1990s — demonstrates that the current crime wave will continue until a whole lot of Democrats
are thrown out of office.
Train Robbers Are Latter-Day Jesse and Frank James. [Scroll down] What's the danger for today's robbers
and victims? No guns or horses are involved. Today's train robbers just wait for the train to stop, usually a
short distance from the UPS distribution center in East Los Angeles. They stroll up to containers on the rail cars, and
cut the locks with bolt cutters. Then, they help themselves to packages from Amazon, UPS, and the post office.
They stand there, tearing the packages open, looking for Apple watches, Xboxes, and Nike gear they can sell for pennies on
the dollar. They litter the tracks with packages they think are worthless, load the good stuff into their pickups and
vans, and drive off into the sunset, only to come back the next day. The Union Pacific railroad reports that an average
of 90 containers are broken into every day. The average thefts are huge. Union Pacific didn't release specific
data on the value of what was lost, but said the increase in crime cost it at least $5 million last year, not counting \
losses to all its victimized customers.
crime spike goes much deeper than policing or the lack of it. There's a spike in crime right now in the United
States and the only thing that surprises me about that is that nobody expected it. The right says there's not enough
support for law enforcement. The left claims it's because of systematic racism. Tucker Carlson says it's due to
left-wing policies in Democrat-run cities. I agree with almost everything Tucker says, but not this one. Every
news anchor or newspaper journalist has a different reason for the rise in crime, but I haven't heard one that makes sense
yet. This won't be solved by throwing more money at or defunding the police. Systematic racism isn't why crime is
getting worse. [...] Crime is spiking because the American people are becoming as morally bankrupt as the politicians in our
government. Harsher sentences won't help stop crime because the jails and prisons are already packed full. More
police won't solve anything for the same reason. If you want to fix the problem with crime, you need to start by
clearing out the swamp in Washington.
race theory is about to segregate America like an open-air prison yard. When new inmates arrive in California
state prisons, they pass through the gauntlet of other men and must make a quick decision: With whom do they
stand? They have four options: the whites, the blacks, the Latinos and the others. For most of the "fish," or
fresh convicts, it's not much of a choice — they are chosen. The prisons are divided into strictly separated
racial gangs, which have their own leadership structure, lunch tables, yard space and black markets. New inmates
typically fall in with their racial brothers: whites with whites, blacks with blacks, Latinos with Latinos. The only
exceptions are those who join the others: a collection of smaller ethnic groups, sexual minorities and whites who refuse to
join with the Aryan Brotherhood. [...] Inmates are subsumed into their racial group; enmity between the races is the assumed
condition; racial violence, retaliation and revenge always loom. There are no individuals, only identity-based
expressions of power.
How far will
the left go? The overwhelming majority of interracial crime, daily murders, rapes, armed robberies,
carjackings, and generalized mayhem are committed in our bluest cities by people of which political persuasion, governed by
people from which political party? Democrat voters, government bureaucrats, and Democrat politicians dance together in
perfectly choreographed harmony to perpetuate the squalor, crime, amorality, nihilism, and indolence that ravages large
American cities and shreds America's social cohesion.
Soars as Harris County Sheriff Focuses on Preferred Pronouns for Transgender Staff. Cities throughout the
nation broke their record homicide rates last year, and Houston saw a 71 percent increase in homicides from 2019 to
2021. As crime soars, law enforcement in the Houston area had a deadly stretch last week with three officers killed,
another three shot, and a K9 stabbed. Amid these tragedies, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez released a memo to all Harris County
sheriff's office staff on Monday, asking that they "always be respectful of employee's [sic] pronouns and gender identity."
Lies About Guns — Again — During Visit to NYC to Address Crime Surge. Joe Biden made a
series of bogus claims about guns during a visit to New York City on Thursday [2/3/2022] to address skyrocketing crime rates
in the city. His visit came one one day after the massive funeral for the second of two NYPD cops who were gunned down
last month. A group of protesters carrying the anti-Biden message "Let's Go Brandon" and chanting "no vaccine mandate!"
greeted Biden as he arrived at One Police Plaza just after 1 p.m., the New York Post reported. [Tweet] Biden
delivered a speech touting his plan to crack down on firearms trafficking alongside fellow Democrats Mayor Eric Adams, Gov. Kathy
Hochul, and Attorney General Merrick Garland. He said it was important to make sure that "people who aren't allowed to have
a gun don't get one in the first place" — unlike his son Hunter Biden, who obtained a gun license after lying on the
registration form, and was never prosecuted.
DA Bragg's office delayed 'no-knock' warrant for dangerous ex-con: sources. The NYPD was forced to pump the
brakes on the arrest of a dangerous ex-con wanted in a Harlem stick-up — the same week that two police officers
were killed — after the Manhattan District Attorney's Office initially balked at cops' request for a "no-knock"
warrant, multiple law enforcement sources told The [New York] Post. Detectives were looking to nab Jaime Brown, who
allegedly held up a bodega on Lenox Avenue with two handguns on Dec. 5 — whipping out one of the pistols when he
decided the store clerk was taking too long to fork over the cash, according to the sources. A senior law enforcement
source familiar with Brown's arrest said this was a "textbook case for a no-knock warrant" because of the suspect's violent
past — notably that he was convicted in a 2018 shooting when he threatened to kill a cop.
and his pro-criminal Democrats. For two years, we have endured what the media has described as efforts to
defund, reform or otherwise neuter the police, executed initially by rioters and riff-raff in the streets and later by local
prosecutors funded by people (George Soros) who are actively hostile to the United States. But that anti-policing frame
of reference is not quite right. Most of those engaged on these issues from the left are not primarily
anti-police. They are pro-criminal. "Prosecutors" who are the tip of the spear of this pro-criminal movement
include district attorneys in San Francisco (Chesa Boudin, the son of not one but two cop killers), New York, Los Angeles,
Philadelphia and Boston. They have different names and backgrounds, but their pro-criminal approach is uniformly the
same. They stopped asking for cash bail or, in some cases, any bail at all. Pre-trial detention is out
entirely. Felonies are treated as misdemeanors, and many are not prosecuted at all.
Seattle Association hires private security guards amid police staffing issues. In response to rising crime and
other safety issues, a downtown Seattle group has hired private security guards to do the work police officers aren't able to
do amid SPD's staffing crisis. Those guards will help protect Third Avenue between Stewart and Union streets, according
to the Downtown Seattle Association. Businesses and locals are claiming this extra security is needed along that
stretch of downtown that's overrun by the homeless and drugs. [...] "These people are going into the businesses and stealing
from them and police hardly ever come around," Teri Marble from Seattle told KOMO News as she walked near 3rd Ave
and Pine St.
parolee busted for torching NYPD patrol car with Molotov cocktail. A homeless parolee has been busted for
torching an NYPD patrol car with a Molotov cocktail to get back at cops who kicked him out of a Bronx subway station, police
said Tuesday [2/1/2022]. Anthony Phillips was nabbed in Midtown Friday by cops who saw him panhandling and recognized him
from a wanted poster, police said. On Jan. 6, Phillips, 51, allegedly set fire to the patrol car outside the Pelham Bay
Park subway station shortly after cops booted him out of the station for acting up. When the cops returned to their car
they found it engulfed in flames. No one was hurt and the cops put the fire out in a few minutes but the front end of
the car was destroyed.
Prison System Placed on Lockdown Nationwide After Deadly Incident. The U.S. federal prison system was placed on
lockdown nationwide following a deadly incident at a Texas prison, officials said Monday [1/31/2022]. "Multiple inmates
were observed fighting at the United States Penitentiary Beaumont" in Texas, said the Federal Bureau of Prisons in a news
release. Prison staff then "immediately secured the area" but found inmate Guillermo Riojas and inmate Andrew Pineda
with life-threatening injuries, prison officials said. They were transported to a nearby hospital, where they were both
pronounced dead, the bureau said. Meanwhile, it added, "Two additional inmates were transported to a local hospital for
further medical assessment and treatment." Due to the incident, which was not described in detail by the Bureau of
Prisons, the entire federal prison system was placed on temporary lockdown.
Truth Behind Racist Attacks On Asian-Americans. Recently the incidences of racist attacks on Asians in the U.S.
have noticeably increased. Why has this happened? Who is responsible? [...] According to a Pew Research Center
poll, only 14 percent of respondents connect the coronavirus to racial incidents in the U.S. [...] What then, may we ask, are
the real or not-often-cited causes of racial assaults against Asian Americans? One reason is jealousy. Asian-Americans
have higher levels of education and better incomes than other Americans, both by significant margins. They also register
higher numbers on the lists of "people of attainments" in the sciences, business, and elsewhere. A significant number have
become founders, presidents, and chief executive officers of major companies. Many are millionaires. Republicans,
who believe in hard work and meritocracy, support them. Democrats fancy egalitarianism.
Psaki mocks Americans' concern over 'soft-on-crime' policies. The nation's largest police union called out
White House press secretary Jen Psaki for 'belittling Americans' concerns' after she said media outlets who run segments on
'soft-on-crime policies' are living in an 'alternate universe.['] 'I think it's wrong — very wrong — for
Ms. Psaki to suggest that violent crime in our country is of no concern or to just laugh it off,' National Fraternal
Order of Police (FOP) President Patrick Yoes said in a statement. Psaki was speaking about a Fox News segment during an
appearance on the Pod Save America podcast last week when she questioned what 'soft-on-crime consequence' even means and
insisted Americans care 'more about what's happening in their lives than what's necessarily happening in every cable news chyron'.
this why Psaki laughed off concerns about being soft on crime policies? Jen Psaki quipped that those who are
worried about 'soft-on-crime policies' are living 'in an alternate universe,' but it's little wonder why the White House
press secretary is seemingly unfazed by the nation's crime wave: she lives in one of the safest, most expensive counties in
America. In the tree-lined suburb of Arlington, where many lobbyists, government officials and choose to raise their
children, the average price of a single-family, detached home was $1,258,648 as of December. And in 2020, Arlington
County, Virginia was deemed the safest city in the U.S., according to national data compiled by Money Geek.
Department Continues to Go Easy on 2020 Rioters. No matter how much the Biden regime and news media want
Americans to forget what happened during the "social justice" protests of 2020, the public remembers. A poll taken last
summer shows overwhelming support for investigations into the nationwide looting and rioting following the death of George
Floyd, which caused an estimated $2 billion in damages and cost dozens of lives. According to an analysis by a
coalition of police chiefs, at least "8,700 protests occurred across 68 major cities ... and 574 involved acts of violence,"
in just a two-month span of 2020. There is absolutely no comparison between the violence that terrorized the
country throughout 2020 and the four-hour disturbance at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021; any Democrat or Republican
who equates the two events should be tossed out of office.
Mocks Violent Crime Concerns as 'An Alternative Universe'. During a podcast interview over the weekend, While
House Press Secretary Jen Psaki mocked people concerned about increasing violent crime as being in "an alternative universe."
"'Soft on crime policies.' What does that even mean? There's an alternate universe on some coverage.
What's scary about it is lots of people watch that," Psaki said. [...] "What does that even mean?" It means an expontial [sic]
increase in the murder rate thanks to prosecutors who want violent criminals out on the streets.
Sitting In Jail For 20 Years, Man Is Released After His Twin Finally Confesses To Crime. A Chicago man was
released from prison on bond Tuesday after serving nearly 20 years due to his twin brother confessing to the
crime. Kevin Dugar walked out of Cook County Jail a free man at around 9:30 p.m., his lawyer told ABC News.
Dugar's brother, Karl Smith, confessed he was the one to pull the trigger in a 2003 shooting on Chicago's North Side,
according to Chicago ABC station WLS. Dugar was convicted of the crime in 2005 and was serving a 54-year
sentence. [Video clip]
say they saw a 10-time felon trying to steal a catalytic converter. Prosecutors refuse to charge him with a
felony. Chicago police officers who responded to a 911 call say they saw a 10-time felon trying to steal a
catalytic converter from a car after he successfully stole one from another vehicle nearby. But prosecutors refused to
charge the man with a felony, according to CPD records. Officers went to the 2100 block of West Roscoe in Roscoe
Village around 2:05 a.m. on January 12 after a witness reported seeing someone using a green saw to cut a catalytic
converter from a black 2014 Prius, according to a CPD report. When the cops got there, they saw Dexter Williams, 35,
trying to steal a catalytic converter from a different Prius, the report said. Williams ran into an alley, and officers
said they found him hiding next to a garage. The cops seized a green power saw and a car jack that was hoisting the
second Prius into the air, according to CPD records.
Cop Is Shot With an Illegal Weapon and the Shooter Walks. [Scroll down] To summarize the story, we have a
kid who has been arrested twice with illegal handguns and shot a cop, and he's free on bond. Unfortunately, the "C Blu"
story is not a unique event. Springing felons who go on to re-offend seems to be a hobby, if not an obsession, of the
judge, in this case, a guy named Denis Boyle. [...] I'm sure Boyle is not alone. I would bet good money that if one
went looking, one would find dozens, at least, of judges who are much more interested in playing "white savior" to the
underclasses than they are in protecting law-abiding New Yorkers from armed sociopaths who have developed a taste for
blood. Mayor Adams doesn't have a gun problem. He has a sanity problem. Nothing he does to "get guns off
the street" will work if he doesn't take steps to ensure the people caught carrying those guns do hard time. Guns don't
just "get on the street," they require a partner, known in most big-city police forces as "a criminal," to carry them about
and use them in "crimes." Adams may not have the political authority to remove judges like Boyle and prosecutors like
Alvin Bragg. Still, he has the media profile and the political capital to name-and-shame them so they can't happily go
about their hobby without anyone noticing.
DA George Gascón Rationalizes Crime-Wave Epidemic. Like other cities run by Democrats, Los Angeles is
going through an epidemic of violent crime. Its Soros-funded DA George Gascón has a lot of blood on his hands for
increasing the mayhem. When he was sworn in, he said his office would not prosecute a host of misdemeanor crimes, or
seek the death penalty for even the most heinous murders. No surprise that, as Broken Windows policing confirmed nearly
two decades ago, tolerating "non-violent" crimes has increased violent ones. "The data," as City Journal's Soledad
Ursúa, reports on LA, "show staggering surges of homicides, gun violence, and sexual assaults, and one can see with
one's own eyes the open-air drug scenes, rampant homelessness, streets lined with human excrement and needles, prostitution,
filth, and squalor. Last year saw 52 percent more homicides than in 2019; shooting incidents were up 59 percent
over the same period, according to the LAPD." Much of this violence has come at the hands of street-bums and addicts.
Boudin accused by San Francisco police chief of concealing evidence to frame a cop. It's one thing for a
leftist district attorney of Chesa Boudin's stripe to fail to do his job prosecuting violent crime and focus only on
prosecuting cops for malfeasance. We know about that part. It's quite another to frame those cops because you
can't find any truly bad ones, in a bid to achieve the grand Sorosian narrative of bad cop, good criminal. That's what
the San Francisco police chief is accusing Boudin of pulling.
DOJ Say Arsonist Who Killed A Man Should Get Reduced Sentence Because He Was Rioting For BLM. A BLM rioter who
set fire to a pawn shop and killed a man is facing a shorter sentence than normal because, according to US Attorney W. Anders
Folk, he was "caught up in the fury" of the Black Lives Matter riots. On June 5, 2020, in Minnesota, BLM riots were
breaking out and becoming violent. Hundreds of people took to the streets and began looting local businesses, vandalizing
private property, and recklessly setting fire to buildings. Montez Terriel Lee Jr. was one of these violent actors. [...]
Over two months after Lee burned down the shop, a 30-year-old man, Oscar Lee Stewart, was found dead among the debris.
teen rapper charged with shooting NYPD cop walking free on bond. A 16-year-old, up-and-coming rapper charged
with shooting an NYPD cop in the Bronx walked free on bond Thursday — and cops are fuming over it. Camrin
Williams, who is also known by the rap name C Blu, posted his $250,000 bond after being locked up at a Brooklyn juvenile
facility on gun and assault charges in the shooting of a 27-year-old cop in Belmont. "If anybody wants to know why we
have a crisis of violence in this city, or why we're about to bury two hero police officers, look no further than this
disgraceful bail release," NYPD Police Benevolent Association president Patrick Lynch said in a statement. "This
individual chose to carry illegal guns twice," Lynch said. "He chose to fight with and shoot a New York City police
officer. There's no reason to believe he won't do the exact same thing when he's out on the street tonight.
Child Molester, 26, Gets 2 Years In Juvenile Facility Thanks To Progressive DA Gascon. A Los Angeles County
judge on Thursday ordered Hannah Tubbs, a transgender California woman, to serve two years in a juvenile facility after she
pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl in 2014. Before doing so, the judge criticized far-left
District Attorney George Gascon, whose office declined to prosecute the repeat offender as an adult. Tubbs, 26,
recently pleaded guilty to molesting the girl in a women's bathroom eight years ago when Tubbs was two weeks away from
turning 18. At the time of the crime, she identified as male and went by James Tubbs. She did not identify
as female until after she was taken into custody, according to prosecutors.
Are Crimes, No Matter How Petty. There's nothing petty about petty crime. Tolerate it, and society
descends into disorder. You're standing in line at Starbucks and watch a freeloader go to the front, pick out a
sandwich and walk out without paying. No one says a word. Or you pay your bills, then find out thieves have
robbed the blue USPS box to abscond with your checking information and empty your account. That happened to me last
week. The thieves fish mail out of the box or use stolen USPS keys sold on the internet. This crime is surging,
but the police and banks shrug their shoulders and advise going directly to the post office or using electronic
banking. Walk into a drug store to buy deodorant and toothpaste. They're locked up behind glass. A
distraught Duane Reade employee explained why. Shoplifters waltz in, fill bags with merchandise and walk out.
Management prohibits employees from stopping them. Banks and retailers are forced to accept these crimes as a cost of
doing business. Law enforcement officials are downgrading the penalties for many petty crimes. But the public is
rattled and rightly so.
Rushed to 'Reimagine' Policing in Washington State. Now It's Unsafe. Democrats in Washington state rode
the wave of anti-police sentiment after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Their goal was to "reimagine
policing," and it's exactly what they did. Consequently, Washington experienced a surge of violent crime. Now
Republicans, and even some Democrats, are rushing to fix as much as possible. With total control of the state
Legislature, Democrats used the 2021 legislative session to rush through sweeping "reforms" that dramatically changed
policing in the state. These passed bills clamped down on police use of force and detainment, banned departments from
deploying large-caliber weapons, and even prohibited most high-speed chases.
Rapaport films brazen thief sauntering out of Upper East Side Rite Aid with bags full of stolen goods while security guard
does nothing. Michael Rapaport filmed the moment a bold thief sauntered out of a Rite Aid on the Upper East
side of New York City with two shopping bags full of stolen goods, calling it 'pathetic' that brazen crime continues to
spiral in the Big Apple because of soft-on-crime policies. The actor and comedian, who posted footage of the incident
on Instagram, told DailyMail.com that he was 'disgusted' and 'surprised' when he saw the thief stocking up on items from
three different sections of the pharmacy before deciding he was satisfied. 'These criminals know there are no
ramifications. We have to put more of these [malefactors] in jail,' he said.
Manhattan DA walks back decriminalization memo. As soon as new Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg was
sworn into office, he sent out a memo to all of his prosecutors instructing them to stop seeking jail time for all but the
most serious of crimes. He also provided a list of offenses that his office would not be prosecuting, including
resisting arrest, even in cases where police officers might be physically attacked in the process. This announcement
was met with a firestorm of criticism coming from almost everyone except the new mayor, who has thus far stuck by him.
But the level of pushback against these far-left, progressive policies must have finally gotten to Bragg. On Thursday,
he showed up on Fox News and appeared to walk back some of his initial decrees, but he did so in a way that seemed to shift
the blame completely away from himself and place it on those who "misunderstood" his instructions and may have been
"confused" by them.
stats show 94% jump in homicides in LA County over 2-year span, Sheriff Villanueva says. Homicides and auto
thefts jumped significantly during a two-year period in areas patrolled by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department,
according to Sheriff Alex Villanueva. Villanueva said Wednesday during a news conference that from 2019 to 2021,
homicides increased about 94% and grand theft auto increased 59%. "I say those are the two glaring numbers because
obviously they're definitely going in the wrong direction," Villanueva said. The sheriff says part of the dramatic
increase in crime stems from the pandemic.
soar by up to 510% in major US cities: Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and New Orleans. Major cities
across the US have observed carjackings spike by up to 510 percent in a 'disturbing' trend some are attributing to lax
punishment and a shift in driving habits. In line with an overall rise in violent crime across the nation, cities such
as Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and New Orleans are experiencing a jump in violent vehicle takeovers as critics slam
criminal reform systems. Others say changes that have come about during the pandemic — including curbside
pickup and an increased demand for delivery service — are contributing to the jump.
Administration Drops Charges for Dozens of ANTIFA Rioters Who Laid Waste to Portland. The federal Department of
Justice (DOJ) has dismissed cases for 31 ANTIFA thugs who were charged with crimes related to rioting in Portland, Ore.
Four defendants who were charged with felony assault of a federal officer had those charges dropped. More than half of
the charges were "dropped with prejudice," meaning that those cases cannot under any circumstances be brought up again in court.
Offenders of Criminal Stupidity. A number of stories this week caught my eye as exemplifying the spirit of our
age. First, in Los Angeles, we have all seen the footage of the rail yards covered with debris and boxes from mass
looting of rail cars. This is an extreme example of the "broken windows" problem. Such lawlessness fuels
disrespect and disregard for society as a whole. It invites crime with the following message: if we can't stop this,
we probably can't stop you. Such scenes are repeated nationwide in smaller ways. Second, the killer of a young
Columbia University co-ed received the statutory minimum of 14 years. Unlike Officer Derek Chauvin, who was sentenced
to 22 years, this incident was not the product of negligence in the line of duty, but a stabbing that took place in
connection with a robbery. Such paltry sentencing is a nationwide scandal, but increasingly common under the combined
weight of left-leaning judges, leftist prosecutors, and legislative changes in the name of decarceration. Then we heard
of a young retail clerk in Los Angeles murdered by a homeless man with a long criminal record and the physical appearance of
a lunatic. People appealed on Twitter not to publicize the man's race lest they encourage stereotyping and racist comments.
LA DA George Gascon blames Union Pacific for thefts from trains. Progressive Los Angeles District Attorney
George Gascón is firing back at a railroad company that has taken shots at him for not doing more to stop train burglaries
in the area, despite the company's pleas for his office's assistance. This comes after Governor Gavin Newsom was disgusted
by a ravaged rail depot — full of visible cardboard and other debris due to the thefts — in the Lincoln Heights
area of the city that he visited and helped cleaned up. In December, rail company Union Pacific — which holds
jurisdiction over crime on the rails — sent a letter to DA Gascón asking for more aggressive prosecutions for cargo
thieves and an end to the no-bail policy for some defendants that Gascon wants to reduce overcrowding at jails during the pandemic.
Soros Dozen: Big City Prosecutors Backed by George Soros. Left-wing billionaire and Democrat donor George
Soros has turned his attention in recent years to local races for prosecutor, using his money to elect "progressives" who
push "criminal justice reform" and support the Black Lives Matter movement. The rise of these Soros-backed prosecutors
has coincided with a massive surge in murder and crime in many Democrat-run cities, including many where these prosecutors
have implemented radical policies toward policing and incarceration. Most recently, for example, Los Angeles District
Attorney George Gascón has faced criticism for his radical reforms in the year since he took office, while murders
soared. "The city last year experienced 397 murders, up 11.8 percent from the 355 the previous year, and a
53.9 percent increase from the 258 in the pre-pandemic year of 2019," Los Angeles magazine noted.
Manhattan DA Walks Back Memo Claiming Decriminalization 'Will Make Us Safer'. Manhattan's new liberal district
attorney on Thursday walked back a memo he sent to staff earlier this month calling for the "decriminalization/non
prosecution" of crimes including marijuana possession, turnstile jumping, trespassing, resisting arrest, interfering with an
arrest and prostitution. "I understand why those who read my memo of January 3rd have been left with the wrong
impression about how I will enforce New York's laws," DA Alvin Bragg said, according to Fox News's Jacqui Heinrich. "I
take full accountability for that confusion caused."
Crime, You Must Ask The Right Questions To Get Good Answers. The major murder centers are all Democrat-run
cities that have been Democrat-run for decades. They are so woke that criminals are somehow victims. DAs will
happily prosecute the men in blue for using any form of physical force to make an arrest but ignore violent career
criminals. This is all done in the name of "social justice," a term that makes a mockery of real justice. Rudy
Giuliani proved that "broken windows policing" works. When you vigorously prosecute small crimes, those criminals don't
do bigger crimes. Under his leadership, New York became a safe city. But when Comrade de Blasio did the opposite,
he got a predictable 39.2% increase in murders in 2020.
accused of shooting girlfriend 22 times released from jail on bond. The 17-year-old accused of shooting his
girlfriend 22 times as she walked her dog was released from jail on bond on Wednesday [1/19/2022], court records show.
A judge set bail at $250,000 in the case of Frank DeLeon. He's due back in court later Wednesday. According to
police, Diamond Alvarez and DeLeon were in a romantic relationship, but Alvarez had recently learned that DeLeon was
romantically involved with someone else. The two met at a park near Alvarez's home on Jan. 11. That's when DeLeon
shot Alvarez 22 times, mostly in the back, according to prosecutors. DeLeon was taken into custody Monday.
Angeles Be Saved? On Monday, off-duty LAPD officer Fernando Arroyos and his girlfriend were out in South L.A.
looking at houses, in anticipation of getting married and settling down there. Sure, it was after dark, and most
Angelenos do not venture out at night these days, but Fernando was LAPD, highly trained in police work and educated at U.C.
Berkeley, and thought he had it all down. Then four gangbangers from the local crime organization (too highly advanced
to be called a gang), Florencia 13, saw the silver chains around his neck and decided to rob him. Arroyos told his
girlfriend to run. Shots rang out, at least one hit Arroyos, and he died on the way to the hospital. [...] Usually,
when a cop is murdered, the city's mayor and D.A. come out and angrily vow to catch and prosecute the killers to the fullest
extent, and they file charges. After all, they are the apex of the law enforcement pyramid. If they don't care,
the people are in deep trouble. This is the response from D.A. Gascon's office, though: a condolence tweet for the
"death of an off-duty police officer" without even saying his name, without even admitting it was a murder.
Los Angeles DA ripped after child molester faces little or no time. Los Angeles' top prosecutor is under fire
for allowing a transgender woman who sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl as a minor to face a no-jail wrist-slap
sentence. Hannah Tubbs, now 26, pleaded guilty to attacking the girl in a women's bathroom at a Denny's restaurant in
2014, two weeks before she turned 18, the Los Angeles Times reported. LA District Attorney George Gascón filed
charges against Tubbs in early 2020, not long after taking office. But the progressive DA has refused to try juveniles
as adults, citing studies that show adolescent brains aren't fully developed until age 25 and claiming that young offenders
can be rehabilitated in juvenile facilities.
Virginia AG Fires 30 Members of the Civil Rights Division, [and will] Start Prosecution [of] Cases Dropped by Soft on Crime
DAs. Citizens of the Old Dominion are learning that elections have consequences. Specifically, in this
case, they're learning that electing Republicans means returning to pro-American and pro-law and order policies. First,
they saw Youngkin launch an anti-Covid jab mandate blitz that was paired with a series of executive orders that struck back
at the mask mandates and CRT lessons pushed onto Virginia's schools by the agents of the former, leftist governor. Now,
they're getting a reminder of what it's like to have a real attorney general rather than a social justice warrior that crazy
leftists like George Soros want in the AG's office so criminals can be freed and law-abiding conservatives punished.
New AG Fires Civil Rights Division, Will Start Prosecuting Cases Dropped By 'Social Justice' DAs. Within hours
of taking office, Virginia's newly sworn-in Attorney General Jason Miyares (R) cleaned house — firing dozens of lawyers,
including those in the Civil Rights division — and announcing investigations into the Virginia Parole Board and Loudon County
Public Schools. "I've been told incoming AG @JasonMiyaresVA just FIRED the entire civil rights division in the Attorney
General's office," tweeted VA State Senator Louise Lucas. [Tweet] According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch,
Miyares notified around 30 staff members they're being let go — including 17 attorneys and 13 staff members. The
attorneys include the solicitor general, Herring's deputies, and reportedly Helen Hardiman — an assistant AG who worked on
housing discrimination. Miyares, who will take over Democratic AG Mark Herring, campaigned on a promise to pursue
legislation that would enable state AGs to circumvent "social justice" attorneys who refuse to vigorously prosecute crimes.
scene at the Union Pacific rail depot is all about wokesterism, not the weird things the press is cooking up.
Sometimes, a picture is worth a thousand words. Sometimes, it's worth a million or more views. This brings us to
the pictures rolling out from Los Angeles of the wholesale theft of Union Pacific's railroad containers, leaving thousands of
broken packages strewn around tracks in photos redolent of places like Calcutta, India. [Tweet with video clip] That's
wokesterism in action. What it's not is all the idiotic things the press has been trying to blame for it, and I'm
looking at you, Los Angeles Times. Union Pacific is ready to throw in the towel on Los Angeles because these thefts are
out of control — something like one out of six containers now gets broken into — and very few thieves
are ever prosecuted.
Los Angeles DA ripped after child molester faces little or no time. Los Angeles' top prosecutor is under fire
for allowing a transgender woman who sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl as a minor to face a no-jail wrist-slap
sentence. Hannah Tubbs, now 26, pleaded guilty to attacking the girl in a women's bathroom at a Denny's restaurant in
2014, two weeks before she turned 18, the Los Angeles Times reported. LA District Attorney George Gascón filed
charges against Tubbs in early 2020, not long after taking office. But the progressive DA has refused to try juveniles
as adults, citing studies that show adolescent brains aren't fully developed until age 25 and claiming that young offenders
can be rehabilitated in juvenile facilities. At a hearing on December 14, the victim provided a written statement to
the judge and was read out loud in court. She asked the judge to impose a sentence that Tubbs "deserved."
dystopian and real 48 hours to commit crimes in Chicago. [Scroll down] In Chicago and suburban Cook
County we have a different kind of 48 Hours. "When someone goes missing with home-monitoring — when they
leave the house unauthorized," state Sen. John Curran (R-Downers Grove) said on this weekend's Flannery Fired Up on Fox
Chicago, "they have to be gone for 48 hours before they can be charged now." "We've had stories, several stories," Curran
told the host Mike Flannery, "about people on home-monitoring committing additional acts of violent crime when they go
missing." "And any violation [of electronic-monitoring] should bring an immediate charge — not a 48-hour
window," Curran added. What type of people are on home-monitoring in Cook County? "Seventy-five to 80 percent of
my people on home monitoring are charged with a violent offense," Cook County sheriff Tom Dart revealed in an online
discussion last week. "I have about 100 people on home-monitoring who are charged with murder."
Members Accused Of Murdering LAPD Officer Charged Federally Due To DA's Refusal To Charge Enhancements. The
four suspects charged in connection with the murder of Los Angeles Police Officer Fernando Arroyos are all affiliated with
the Florencia 13 (F13) Latino street gang, police revealed Thursday. Officer Arroyos, 27, was fatally shot during an
armed robbery as he was house-hunting with his girlfriend on Jan. 10. Police said the suspects targeted him because of
the two silver necklaces he was wearing, KABC reported. Two women and three men were detained by Los Angeles County
Sheriff's Department (LASD) detectives for questioning in connection with Officer Arroyos' death, LASD Homicide Bureau
Captain Joe Mendoza revealed Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles Times. [...] Investigators said the three male suspects
are all F13 gang members.
Democrats Want to Go Softer On Crime. Across America, citizens are up in arms about rising violent crime.
In my own state of Minnesota, polls show that crime is voters' number one concern. And when they say they want the
governor to focus on violent crime, they don't mean that they want him to encourage more of it. But liberals are
untroubled by factors like public opinion, not to mention constitutional duty. Minnesota has a Sentencing Guidelines
Commission that sets presumptive sentences for all crimes. Left-wing governor Tim Walz has stacked the commission with
8 of its 11 members, mostly liberal activists. One member of the commission, for example, is herself an ex-con and has
argued that criminals should not be imprisoned lest they be "re-traumatized." While no one was watching, leftists on the
Sentencing Guidelines Commission came up with a proposal to make Minnesota's already-lenient sentencing guidelines even worse.
was a record year for homicides in Portland. In 2021 Portland, Oregon, recorded 90 homicides amid a surge in
gun violence, shattering the city's previous high of 66 set more than three decades ago. The number of homicides in
Portland surpassed more populous cities including San Francisco and Boston — and were more than double the number
of slayings last year in its larger Pacific Northwest neighbor Seattle.
if there weren't enough Joe Biden calamities, now it's pirate attacks? [Scroll down] What we have here is
an unprecedented attack that's literally the work of pirates our supply chain, land pirates, who by this definition are the
same thing. [...] More recently, the U.S. also acted swiftly with NATO forces to get the Somali pirates under control,
ensuring that by 2013, there were no pirate attacks at all on Western cargo ships near the Red Sea. The attacks on our
supply chain are the same kind of pirate attack, done on land and likely by local organized criminals and Mexican cartels,
neither of which has any fear of the law.
'New America': Here's the Aftermath of a Train Robbery in Los Angeles, Millions in Goods Lay on the Ground.
According to Los Angeles Police trains are being frequently robbed and their goods are thrown all over the ground exactly
like can be seen in this video. This is happening more and more frequently as Democrat cities across America are
refusing to arrest people who are caught stealing. Now, thieves have realized where they can easily get massive amounts
of merchandise without any fear of being recorded, just rob the source — trains and trucks! [Video clip]
exodus: Manhattan prosecutors flee DA office after Bragg takes helm. Prosecutors in soft-on-crime
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's office are flooding the exits amid his "radical shift in policy," The Post has
learned. Bragg's controversial "Day One" memo issued on Jan. 3 told assistant district attorneys to not seek prison
sentences for many criminals and to downgrade some felonies to misdemeanors. His leadership has already created a
firestorm that has led to an online petition calling for him to be removed. "I know one [ADA] who was with the office
over 20 years who left without a job," said a law enforcement source. "They didn't want to work in this kind of
office. They wanted to continue prosecuting the law." Over the past two weeks, at least a dozen lawyers have quit.
Who kills the
police? Put "race of people shooting police" into Google and your will get page after page of the opposite
results, the race or ethnicity of people shot by police. This is obviously no accident. The media narrative is
that police shoot people, mostly minorities, without justification. The question of who shoots the police is one that
the larger society is generally afraid to ask. To ask that question might shed a different light on who the police
shoot because it would put the question into a larger context about criminality. For the defund the police crowd and
the progressive minions of distributive and restorative justice, it would undermine an empowering narrative that has enabled
them to shackle the police while letting criminals run free without bail and being rewarded with pleas to lower
offenses. For as long as the police and the "system" can be viewed as victimizing minorities, these minorities can be
viewed as victims and not criminals.
Tom Cotton Introduces Bill To Keep Men Out Of Women's Prisons. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., is trying to shut
down President Joe Biden's male-to-female prison pipeline before it starts. As The Federalist recently reported, the
president plans to house federal prisoners according to their "gender identity" rather than by their biological sex.
Now, the Arkansas Republican has introduced a bill that would require prisoners to be housed according to biological sex,
rather than subjective claims of "gender identity."
even criminals deserve this level of abuse. We all know that the Biden Administration hasn't yet met a law,
rule, regulation, policy, procedure, or court ruling it is unwilling to blow up in the name of its ever-expanding wokeism.
[...] Part of the planned renovations to the justice system include changes that would allow the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to
house incarcerated individuals in accordance with their gender identity. There are 157,472 federal prisoners, of which
10,965 (7%) are women. Of the remaining 93%, according to National Review, about 1,200 identify as transgender (male to
female). Were they to be added to the female population they would constitute fully 10% of all those housed in federal
prosecutor defends light-on-crime approach for teens wielding guns at school: 'Get used to this'. A
Seattle-area prosecutor was slammed over a recent presentation to law enforcement officials in which he insisted police
should "get used to" the district attorney's office allowing juvenile suspects — even those accused of bringing a
gun to school — to avoid jail time. Ben Carr, senior deputy prosecuting attorney for King County, made a
recent Zoom presentation on "considerations for juvenile suspects." "Even for serious offenses the primary focus will
be on rehabilitation," Carr wrote, adding in parentheses, "get used to this concept."
a bank with a gun in NYC and get just one year in jail! George Soros-backed Manhattan District Attorney Alvin
Bragg was greeted with growing backlash over his shockingly soft stance on crime that the progressive prosecutor revealed on
Monday, less than 48 hours after new Mayor Eric Adams took office. Bragg, the newly minted prosecutor of the Big
Apple's main borough, sent a memo to his staff announcing he 'will not seek carceral' sentences for criminals, unless they
were guilty of murder or a handful of other crimes he deemed serious enough to warrant prison. His sweeping changes
call on prosecutors to ditch felony armed robbery charges and instead charge suspects with petty larceny — a misdemeanor
which carries a maximum of one year in prison — even when a weapon is involved if the firearm did not 'create a genuine risk
of physical harm.'
Biden Plan Would House Violent Men In Women's Prison Cells. President Joe Biden is preparing to give every
rapist and molester in federal prison a get-out-of-jail-free card. Specifically, Biden is offering to transfer any and
all male criminals to women's prisons. All the men will have to do is say that they feel like a woman, and the Biden
administration will take them at their word. This policy may be the worst part of a proposed executive order on law
enforcement, a draft of which was obtained by The Federalist. Most of the proposal is devoted to, if not defunding the
police, at least disarming and disabling them. But buried toward the end of the extensive planned action to get soft on
crime is a small paragraph of anodyne bureaucratic language that orders the U.S. attorney general to "within 30 days of
the date of this order, begin the process of identifying any necessary changes to the [Bureau of Prisons] Transgender Offender
Manual ... to enable BOP to designate individuals to facilities in accordance with their gender identity."
District Attorneys Have Unleashed Murder In Cities Like Philadelphia. We still debate the reasons that crime
fell in the 1990s. Better policing? Longer jail sentences? An aging population? Removal of lead from
the atmosphere? They all may have played a role, along with other factors we are probably missing. That debate is
now academic. Crime has been rising for several years now. The new concern is why, and how we can get it to
stop. Again, there are many factors, but the rise of leftist prosecutors who are soft on crime must be at the head of
the list. In my hometown of Philadelphia, crime as a general matter has been getting worse for years, and there are
statistics to prove it. Philadelphia, like many big American cities, is experiencing more violent crime than at any
point in its history.
Chicago, one man gives a whole meaning to revolving door justice. I believe that an ordered, prosperous society
protects people's private property. Without that promise of protection, people either stop working to acquire property,
which drags down the economy, or vigilante "justice" becomes the norm. Vigilantes will freely kill those they believe
committed property crimes. The rule of law, after all, protects not only honest citizens but criminals as well.
However, I strongly agree with the American tradition that does not impose the death penalty for property crimes.
Prison time should be a sufficient deterrent. But what happens when even imprisonment isn't brought to bear against
someone guilty of property crimes? In that case, you end up with 56-year-old Andre Burnett: [...] It's true that
Burnett apparently has never committed a violent crime against a person or property. He steals things. However,
in the aggregate, he is damaging society. He makes products more expensive, he reduces trust between citizens, and he
burns up criminal justice resources. For a functional society, there should be a penalty for that.
new DA Alvin Bragg just gave a green light for anarchy. Old: If you can't do the time, don't do the
crime. New: If you can't do the time, Alvin Bragg will be there for you. That much just became clear, as
the newly minted Manhattan DA issued marching orders to his hundreds of assistants and support staff. [...] Specifically,
Bragg says his office "will not seek a carceral sentence" for anything short of murder or deadly assault ("carceral" being
progressive double-speak for prison). Also, he says minor crime won't be prosecuted at all. In other words, jail
is to be reserved for ax murderers and their ilk; armed robbers and heavyweight drug dealers are to be minimally
inconvenienced — and just forget about the quality-of-life law enforcement that was the beating heart of the
Giuliani-era rescue of New York City decades ago.
DA to stop seeking prison sentences in [a] slew of criminal cases. Who needs soft-on-crime judges when the
district attorney doesn't even want to lock up the bad guys? Manhattan's new DA has ordered his prosecutors to stop
seeking prison sentences for hordes of criminals and to downgrade felony charges in cases including armed robberies and drug
dealing, according to a set of progressive policies made public Tuesday [1/4/2022]. In his first memo to staff on
Monday, Alvin Bragg said his office "will not seek a carceral sentence" except with homicides and a handful of other cases,
including domestic violence felonies, some sex crimes and public corruption.
the Police Has Been a Massive Failure. It is absolutely stunning that some people thought this would be a good
idea and actively pushed it. Look at where we are now.
How Defund the Police backfired.
Over the last two decades, progressives have established a new consensus on crime. Nonviolent felonies like shoplifting
and drug possession should be reclassified as misdemeanours. Cities should defund the police and spend the money on
nurses, psychologists and social workers instead. Offenders should have minimal involvement with the justice
system — and be kept out of jail wherever possible. But now, rising crime is rapidly undermining the
progressive consensus. Homicides rose 30% in 2020, and over two-thirds of America's largest cities will have had even
more homicides in 2021 than in 2020. At least 13 big cities will set all-time records for homicides, including
Philadelphia, Austin, and Portland. Meanwhile property crimes in California's four largest cities rose 7% between 2020
and 2021. Car break-ins in San Francisco declined temporarily in 2020, because Covid emptied the city of tourists, but
they have since skyrocketed, reaching 3,000 in November. Many residents have stopped bothering to report crime.
Antifa rioter has federal case for assaulting Portland cops dropped after [completing] just 30 hours community service.
The federal case against an Antifa rioter from Portland accused of assaulting police officers was dropped after she completed just
30 hours of community service. Eva Warner, who is transgender and was formerly named Joshua, was charged with felony civil
disorder in September 2020 after she was arrested three times during Antifa riots in August. Warner, 26, would have faced a
maximum sentence of five years in federal prison if convicted.
State Democrats Want Decreased Penalties for Drive-By Shooters. In July, 17-year-old Tay'Zauhn Burns-Miller's
life was snuffed out by a drive-by murderer. Just days before, Seattle was riven by a swarm of shootings in which six
people were mowed down by shooters in one night. Four died. In October, a man escaped being killed by another
drive-by shooter. And days ago, a man was critically wounded when a drive-by shooter picked him off as he sat in his
car. Seattle, Washington's most populous city, had a record number of drive-by shootings in 2021. By July, the city's
drive-by shootings had doubled over the year before. It's a problem. So why are Washington Democrats offering up
a bill in the state legislature to lower the penalties for drive-by shootings? Well, there's woke and then there's just
plain stupid. Washington state Democrats are vying to become the best stupid they can be, bless 'em.
state lawmakers introduce bill that would reduce penalties for drive-by shootings. Washington state lawmakers
introduced a bill this month that would reduce penalties for drive-by shootings with the aim of "promoting racial equity."
The bill, introduced by Democratic Representatives Tarra Simmons and David Hackney ahead of the state's 2022 legislative
session, would eliminate drive-by shootings as the basis for elevating a first-degree murder charge to aggravated murder in
the first degree, which carries a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment. Drive-by shootings were added to the list of
aggravating factors for murder charges in 1995. Other aggravating factors include the murder of law enforcement officers,
murders committed by inmates while they are behind bars, and murder-for-hire schemes.
Political Predictions For 2022. [Scroll down] As of early-December there were twelve major U.S.
cities — all run by Democrats — which had already set annual records for homicides, at which time there
were still over three weeks left in the year. It's also worth noting that five of those twelve cities "topped records
that were set or tied just last year." The situation is bad, but it's going to get worse. And Democrats only have
themselves to blame. The left has demonized police by falsely accusing them of wrongdoing; please consider the
shootings of Michael Brown and Jacob Blake as examples. They've promoted the idiotic notion of "defund the police," and
in cities like St. Paul they've accomplished that goal only to end up on the aforementioned list of the dozen
cities. They've implemented bail "reform," which simply puts violent criminals back on the street. They've
decriminalized crimes (federal crimes) such as sex work and dealing drugs. And, of course, they embraced last year's
BLM riots that killed 25 Americans. Put these actions all together, and we have a total disregard for the rule of
law... and we have a recipe for disaster.
Stores Are Closing Due To Looting And Lost Profits. As looting continues and lockdowns return, many retail
companies have announced recently that they are shuttering some locations that have become simply too expensive to maintain.
[...] Some of the country's major pharmacy chains have said that they plan to close a number of stores. In November,
CVS announced that it will close around 900 retail locations over the next three years, which amounts to about 9% of its
10,000 stores. CVS locations across the country have been affected by looting over the past year and a half, but the
company cited more customers shopping online in its decision to close stores. Rite Aid said just this week that it is
closing 63 stores in order to reduce costs and boost profitability. In October, Walgreens announced that they would
close five locations in San Francisco, citing rampant shoplifting across the city.
Left denies there's a shoplifting boom. The Daily Mail reported, "A woman, armed with a pickaxe, was
shoplifting at a Los Angeles Rite Aid. "Shoppers videotaped the bizarre scene on Thursday as the woman walked up and
down the aisles with the weapon in hand. "She reportedly threatened employees and customers and warned that she would
come back as she walked out with a basket full of merchandise. "It comes as LA and cities throughout California
continue to be plagued by robberies amid the state's zero bail policies." There's your democracy. Californians
voted to decriminalize shoplifting. Californians elected pro-criminal DAs. Shoplifting and the outright looting
of stores are rampant in California. But just as the media called massive riots by Democrats in city after city mostly
peaceful protests in 2020, the media is denying the theft. In the epicenter of the new lawlessness, the San Francisco
Chronicle is the bulwark for thieves.
U-turn on policing — too little, too late. In an astonishing reversal, San Francisco's mayor, London
Breed, launched emergency police intervention in the city's crime-wrecked Tenderloin district. This is the woman who
cut police and sheriff budgets by $120 million to pander to 2020's Black Lives Matter rioters. The decision brought a
rain of ruin down on her metropolis, and now even its left-liberal residents have had enough. Breed's rhetoric has, if
anything, changed even more dramatically than her policies. [...] Can other Democrats do the same and salvage the next
election? Not likely. Even if a Democratic mayor here or there can perform such a volte-face, that option is not
available to the party on a national level.
Zero-Bail Policies Have Been A Deadly Failure. California's state lawmakers recently failed to pass bail reform
legislation, creating a case study in how fundamentally poor public policy will self-destruct if it's exposed for what it
is. On the face of it, there is a logic to the continuing argument that cash-based bail is unfair to people who have
little or no money. But that simplistic premise is deeply flawed and has led to a huge increase in violent crime in
California, as well as in other places that implemented the policy. Unfortunately, the grim repercussions are not just
statistical. There is a human face to criminal justice reform gone bad — and ultimately it tripped up the
legislators behind the latest attempt at force-feeding bail reform to the Golden State's citizens.
Prosecutor: Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx Lied To The Public in Smollett Case. Cook County
special prosecutor Dan Webb has issued his report on the Jussie Smollett scandal with scathing findings of misconduct by the
Cook County State's Attorney's Office. The findings include a determination that Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx
lied to the public about her communications and role in the scandal. Despite the highly improper handling of the case
(including the dropping of the original charges against Smollett), Chicago voters still reelected Foxx who has an appalling
record in office. For a native Chicagoan, it is an all-too-familiar pattern of corrupt or incompetent elected officials
continuing in office. The question, however, is whether Foxx will face any bar action for allegedly lying to the public
about the handling of the case.
Puppet, Illinois State Attorney Kim Foxx, gets Exposed by Local Media. It looks like the house of cards
Democrats have built over the last few years continue to fall apart. Now even the Jussie Smollett case is expanding to
target those who tried to stop him from facing any criminal charges for flat out lying to the police. This case could
also include CNN[']s Don Lemon who was helping Jussie get away with his crime, as well as Michelle Obama who was said to be
very active in helping Jussie get away with the crime. [Video clip]
I suspect this happens far more than the news media knows, or wants to know:
Foreperson Says 3 Jurors Wouldn't Convict Murderer Soley Because He Is Black. The foreperson of the jury in the
murder trial of Dayonte Resiles said three jurors were unwilling to convict Resiles based on his race. The foreperson
discussed on Friday the most recent twist in the trial that ended Wednesday with the hung jury. "[The three jurors]
said, 'I don't want to send a young Black male to jail for the rest of their life or have him get the death sentence,'" said
the foreperson. Resiles faces life in prison and possibly the death penalty for the murder of Jill Su, a 59-year-old
Davie woman who was killed in her home back in September of 2014. [Video clip]
Zero-Bail Policies Have Been A Deadly Failure. In 2020, as an emergency measure during the COVID-19 pandemic,
the California Judicial Council, hoping to prevent COVID's spread, had implemented zero-bail schedules to reduce jail
populations. Senate Bill 262 was later introduced in another of a series of attempts to eliminate most monetary
bail. For reasons having nothing to do with protecting health and safety, Senate Bill 262 would have made the schedules
permanent. In effect, if defendants could not afford bail, they would simply be released. The grim reality of
zero-bail policies became increasingly apparent as late summer turned to fall. Dramatic expansions in crime.
Rampant retail theft. Law enforcement and prosecutors unified in their complaint that the zero-bail schedule was a
problem. A big problem. In fact, the Judicial Council had terminated the zero-bail schedule order even
before its emergency authority expired, presumably because these policies failed.
reform' costs 25 Chicagoans their lives, so far this year. Another day, another dead person, another
beneficiary of the George Soros chaos masterplan of "bail reform." [...] The woman killed was one of 25 murder victims who
can't speak up about this "bail reform." She's also one of 93 victims who've been victims of such attacks, the non-dead ones
likely recovering in hospitals for gunshot wounds or still taking the flashbacks of terror at what might have happened.
Sixty-one of these thugs have been "beneficiaries" of bail reform, which means no or low cash bail, meaning that they were
permitted to await their trial dates in complete freedom, giving them the time to even the score with their hate targets
ahead of their date with the judge and jury. This fiend was one of them. Bail reform has been a plague for years
now, enabling violent criminals to walk free ahead of their trials. The Soros left and its allies have been calling it
a matter of economic justice, given that many thugs don't have the same kind of money as people with productive jobs[.]
LA Must Show the Gascon the Door. If Los Angeles district attorney George Gascon has his way, the City of
Angels will have sex offenders and violent criminals in their teens roaming free, under the pretext that they are
juveniles. Never mind that they may be repeat offenders. Never mind that such leniency will encourage gangs to
get their work done by those who should be in school or on the playground. Thankfully, there is growing outrage against
Gascon's abominable ideas and a campaign to have him recalled is gathering steam. It must succeed so that Los Angeles
is spared the fate of San Francisco, which Gascon (as DA in 2011-19) left in shambles and, in the words of former San
Francisco deputy DA Nancy Tung, with the reputation of a city "where you can commit a crime and get away with it."
Justice Dept says inmates sent home due to COVID-19 will not be returned to prison. The U.S. Justice Department
on Tuesday announced it would not force federal inmates who were sent home due to the coronavirus pandemic to return to
prison once the emergency is lifted. The decision represents a major reversal for the department's Office of Legal
Counsel, which previously had issued an opinion that said the Bureau of Prisons had no legal authority to keep inmates at
home once the pandemic emergency had subsided. It also marks a victory for criminal justice advocacy groups who have
fiercely lobbied the department and the White House to take steps to ensure that law-abiding, low-level inmates would not be
forced back into prison.
Thought He Was Going To Walk Out With Free Stuff, She And Her Firearm Had Another Idea. Google "Shoplifting in
San Francisco" and you will find more than 100,000 hits. And you will find lots of YouTube videos, where you can watch
a single thief, or an entire gang, walk into an SF Walgreens or CVS and empty the shelves. Most walk in, go about their
pilfering, and then walk out, though at least one thief rode their bike into the store and departed the same way, carefully
navigating their two-wheeler down a narrow aisle. We probably shouldn't call it shoplifting anymore, since that term
connotes the idea of a person trying to conceal their crime. In San Francisco, there is no attempt to conceal theft,
and there is almost never any effort by store employees, including security personnel, to confront the thieves. The
most they do is record the thefts with their cell phones. Why is shoplifting so rampant? Because state law holds
that stealing merchandise worth $950 or less is just a misdemeanor, which means that law enforcement probably won't bother to
investigate, and if they do, prosecutors will let it go.
Takers Are Taking Over. In metropolitan areas, we are seeing well organized mobs storming high-end stores,
grabbing merchandise, fleeing, and openly selling their stolen goods. In Washington and state capitols, the progressive
takers are demanding more and more free services and subsidies. All of this while the earners try to survive in the
face recurring lockdowns, oppressive mandates, and their inability to find willing workers. Far too many struggle just
to keep their businesses afloat. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, in response to the rash of smash and grab crimes
asked, "Pray tell, where is this attitude of lawlessness coming from?" The minority leader Kevin McCarthy shared the obvious
answer: "Speaker Pelosi should look in the mirror to see what caused the 'attitude of lawlessness' spreading across the
country. Democrat politicians defunded police, raised money for rioters, and pushed policies that are soft on crime.
They own this crime wave."
Crime Is Nuts. What Kudzu is to plant life, crime is to civil society. When crime is allowed to flourish,
civility dies. You can't have both. Crime is flourishing in America today because the people we hired to contain
it, feeds it, then punishes the people trying to stop it. The same people are forced to acknowledge that crime is a
serious problem because it's now so obviously out of control. But they're pretending not to know how that
happened. Jen Psaki attributes it to COVID and "a range of reasons." Oprah says we need more "love."
Chicago's mayor, Lori Lightfoot, blames storeowners. Even Nancy Pelosi, the Queen of Hearts of the anthropomorphic political
creatures inside the Woke Washington Wonderland, said she's baffled over why crime is anchoring its nodes in cities across
America. "It's absolutely outrageous," said the woman who splurged the country's energy on a fathom Russian collusion,
sham impeachments, and the Jan. 6 commission.
Remove & Replace Every Last Soros Prosecutor. Last year, our nation experienced the largest increase in murder
in American history and the largest number of drug overdose deaths ever recorded. This carnage continues today and is
not distributed equally. Instead, it is concentrated in cities and localities where radical, left-wing, George Soros
progressives have captured state and district attorney offices. These legal arsonists condemn our rule of law as
"systemically racist" and have not simply abused prosecutorial discretion, they have embraced prosecutorial
nullification. As a result, a contagion of crime has infected virtually every neighborhood under their charge.
Soros prosecutors refuse to enforce laws against shoplifting, drug trafficking, and entire categories of felonies and
misdemeanors. In Chicago, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx allows theft under $1,000 to go unpunished. In
Manhattan, District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. refuses to enforce laws against prostitution. In Baltimore, State's
Attorney Marilyn Mosby has unilaterally declared the war on drugs "over" and is refusing to criminally charge drug dealers in
the middle of the worst drug crisis in American history. For a time, Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon even
stopped enforcing laws against disturbing the peace, resisting arrest, and making criminal threats.
are Red, Crime is Blue. Rising crime in American cities is often ignored by the media, instead focusing on the
Omicron variant and fully vaccinated universities and sport teams shutting down over new COVID cases, flying in the face of
common sense and everything we have been told about vaccinations. ABC News dipped it's [sic] toe into crime reporting
recently with this headline, "It's just crazy: 12 major cities hit all-time homicide records." While COVID cases
might be spiking, so is crime, some cities breaking decades old homicide records. [...] It's interesting that the media
and law enforcement have trouble finding motives or explanations when those might be politically incorrect. [...] What is the
common denominator regarding the homicide spike in 12 major American cities? While ABC News is befuddled as to what these
12 cities have in common, Fox News, practicing journalism by asking basic questions of who, what, where, and why, easily
found the common denominator. All 12 cities are led by Democrat mayors.
political divide is no longer between Democrats and Republicans. I noticed the uptick in the crime in New York
in January 2020 when the "Bail Reform" law went into effect. Slowly on the local news, you heard about someone coming
up the steps from the subway and getting cold-cocked in the face, elderly people getting thrown down and beaten, and other
violent street crimes. It grew from there and, after George Floyd's death in Minneapolis, the kerosene was thrown on
the previously slow-burning fuse. The Marxists tried telling us the crime wave was due to the pandemic but I
knew — and believe others did too — that it started weeks before the first case of COVID was reported
in the United States. Like a cancer, the effects of these policies took a while to spread and then accelerated
quickly. The same pattern was repeated across America as other cities implemented "Bail Reform" and defunded their
police departments. All the while, George Soros and other Marxist billionaires hell-bent on destroying this country
helped install District Attorneys who refuse to prosecute criminals and judges who put repeat violent offenders back on the
streets. Add in governors emptying prisons in the name of Covid and — voila! — instant anarchy.
Francisco Mayor Declares 'State of Emergency' in Tenderloin District. San Francisco Mayor London Breed declared
a "state of emergency" Friday in the Tenderloin district, a notoriously crime-ridden area near Market Street, the broad
thoroughfare that cuts through the heart of the downtown area. Mayor Breed was among the first mayors in the U.S. to
commit to "defund the police" in 2020 in response to Black Lives Matter protests, pledging to redistribute $120 million from
the law enforcement budget to organizations in the black community. But the city was hit by a crime wave, particularly
in the retail sector. Shoplifting, rarely prosecuted since the passage of Proposition 47 in 2014, making theft of less
than $950 a misdemeanor, prompted several large retail chains to leave the city. And in the week before November, mass
looting of high-end stores in Union Square prompted nationwide shock and outrage.
At least 16 cities see record
homicides in 2021. At least 16 U.S. cities have set new homicide records in 2021, according to local police
departments. It's a trend police departments have noted from East Coast to West, even as other violent crimes such as
aggravated assault and non-violent crimes such as burglary decline in the same areas. "It's definitely worse this year,
for us at least," Rochester Police Department Public Information Officer Carlos Alvarado told Fox News Digital of the upstate
New York city's homicide numbers for 2021.
Are the Facts About Spikes in Crime That Sen. Dick Durbin Didn't Want Me to Share. It's no secret that
Chicago, like many major U.S. cities, has suffered from an unprecedented spike in homicides and non-fatal shootings over the
last two years. Despite seeing record low homicide rates between 2004 and 2015, Chicago residents are now experiencing
violent crime at levels unseen in decades — including truly horrific surges in gun violence during 2020 and 2021.
One important factor driving this violence is the failed leadership of Chicago's mayor and city council, particularly their general
lack of support for the Chicago Police Department. Chicago's progressive prosecutors have exacerbated this problem by routinely
allowing violent offenders to run amok without any meaningful consequences. And yet, when I attempted to diagnose this problem
at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence in Chicago held earlier this week, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., twice
interrupted my testimony.
homicides surge in Minneapolis, Ilhan Omar denies her district has a crime problem. The only strategy that
supporters of defunding the police have amid the surge in crimes and homicides is to ignore reality. Democratic
Rep. Ilhan Omar is committed to this. Her constituents are living through one of the most violent years they have
seen, and she has to pretend none of it is real. Omar responded to a Twitter user who said her district is "being
overrun with violent crime" by definitively asserting that it is not. But that would be news to residents of
Minneapolis, who sit in Omar's district and have witnessed a staggering number of homicides over the last two years.
George Soros funded progressive 'legal arsonist' DAs behind US crime surge. For the last several years,
billionaire philanthropist George Soros has been quietly financing a revolution in criminal justice reform, doling out tens
of millions of dollars to progressive candidates in district attorney races throughout the country amid movements to abolish
bail and defund the police. Working with an activist attorney, Soros, 91, mainly funnels cash through a complicated web
of federal and state political action committees as well as non-profits from coast to coast, public records show. Last
year, the Foundation to Promote Open Society, a nonprofit in Soros' orbit, gave $3 million to the Community Resource Hub
for Safety and Accountability, according to a recent report. The group provides resources to "local advocates and
organizations working to address the harm of policing in the US."
the Perfect Example of What a Failure 'Defund the Police' Is. Democrats pushed to defund the police over much
of the past year and a half. You even had people like Kamala Harris applauding the defunding — cutting
millions — from the Los Angeles police. But when some cities caved and started cutting back on the police,
it didn't end well. One of those cities was Burlington, Vermont — not a city that people necessarily think
of as a high crime area. But residents and business owners ended up not feeling safe at night because the police
department took such a hit from the defunding movement.
America's Unamerican Smash-And-Grab.
[Scroll down] Within the first section of Proposition 47 lies the primary driver of "smash and grabs." Shoplifting
is defined as "entering a commercial establishment with the intent to commit larceny while that establishment is open during
regular business hours" where the value of the property does not exceed $950." That is, according to the California
penal code, if someone enters the store when employees are present (putting them at risk) and loots $950 worth of items (if
not more, as seen in many of the smash-and-grab cases), they should be allowed to walk free without punishment. This
reclassification only allows criminals to get away with crimes instead of reducing crime itself. For instance, on
November 19th, 20 to 40 people organized a burglary at a San Francisco Louis Vuitton store. It was not an act of
opportunity but a raid organized to some extent through social media and messaging apps. With only five officially
arrested in the above case, criminals are growing bolder, leading to more smash and grab events, such as when 90 people
raided a Nordstrom Rack at the Walnut Creek shopping facility on November 20th. An estimated $100,000 worth of goods
were stolen there.
do migrant surges and smash-and-grab lootings have in common? The sudden appearance of smash-and-grab mass
lootings has left a lot of people perplexed. After all, who [...] would do that sort of thing? [...] The people who
engage in organized smash-and-grab lootings have an entirely unrecognizable mentality. Sure, they're likely
fatherless. And sure, they're likely religion-less, with zero exposure to morality. It's natural to wonder if
these people were raised by wolves and kept in some sort of den to come out like vampires now that Chesa Boudin is running
the district attorney's shop in San Francisco. The phenomenon doesn't add up. Actually, between basic absence of
morality brought on by social chaos, and the knowledge that one will never be punished for one's crime, there's an
intermediary cause, an activator of this phenomenon. According to The Hill, citing the Wall Street Journal:
["]Police say that some of the smash-and-grab robberies that recently took place in California and Minnesota were
organized on social media and were carried out by people who did not know each other.["] [...] And yes indeed, these
people are out there and they are activated by social media — Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok, and
others — openly slavering to be included in these loot fests, all made possible by social media.
The Editor says...
[#1] The social media platforms are enabling, abetting, and facilitating these crimes, and should be held accountable for their
part in them. [#2] Most Americans have an insatiable appetite for cell phone usage. I take the opposite view: In
my opinion, this country would be far better off if an EMP attack wiped out all the cell phone systems. Kids might have to
read books, use encyclopedias, and talk to adults. Adults might watch where they're driving, make plans well in advance of their
daily activities, and act like civilized people in restaurants. Criminals would have one less way to plan their deeds, and
would no longer be able to run their criminal enterprises from the county jail. But is that what you're rooting for? No,
you're pushing for 5G service, cheaper phones, and a separate phone number for every child and each of the grandkids.
If you're younger than 18, on the day that I'm sworn in as President, your phone will stop working.
Famous LA shopping
center adds barbed-wire-like fence to deter smash and grabs. As a recent wave of mob-led store robberies has
put retailers, mall operators and communities on edge, one popular shopping center is keeping an unusual security measure in
place through the holiday season. The Grove, a famous open-air shopping complex in Los Angeles, has added a high coil
fence barrier that resembles barbed wire at the property's entrances and exits.
cause poverty. Think about the current spate of smash-and-grab large-scale retail thefts. Two of those
happened at the mall in my town. In the most recent orchestrated assault, some eighty young people, mostly males,
pulled up in about a dozen vehicles and ran into Nordstrom swinging crowbars, breaking display cases, and stealing
200 thousand dollars' worth of goods. They injured five employees. The scene was repeated not only throughout
California, but in several major cities. Some of my neighbors used to go to the mall during Christmastime to shop, to
dine, and to look at the Christmas displays. But not this year. Fear permeates the community, especially among
the elderly. A friend in Chicago used to go to the Magnificent Mile, also the recent scene of violent theft, with his
family every Christmas season, but not this year and maybe never again. Violent thefts create fear, and where there is
fear, there is avoidance. Fewer shoppers means less spending on goods and services.
grabbing granny behind San Francisco's looting spree. Smiling happily at a baby shower: this is the
mom-and-daughter crime duo busted for looting a San Francisco Louis Vuitton store in the run-up to Thanksgiving —
one of a series of smash and grab raids that has turned the city's posh Union Square into a boarded-up fortress.
Grabbing grandmother Francill White, 53, and daughter Kimberly Cherry, 28, were two of five looters nabbed by police over the
November 19 incident that saw thieves make off with more than $1million-worth of designer goods. Along with co-accused
Tameko Miller, 23, and Ivan Speed, 34, the pair have been charged with four felony counts of looting during a state of
emergency, second degree commercial burglary, grand theft and receiving stolen property.
Lives Clearly Don't Matter to BLM or to Soros-Backed Rogue Prosecutors. Grim news confronts Americans in the
closing days of 2021: as they prepare to gather with loved ones around the Christmas tree, their fellow citizens are being
gunned down in the inner city in ever increasing numbers. And the news is likely to get worse. That is because
America's leaders and talking heads refuse to deal directly with the ongoing effort to gut law enforcement and the entire
criminal justice system. Nor are they willing to address the political violence that has led to the precipitous rise in
homicides since the fateful year of 2020. And the silence continues even though — just as news outlets were
reporting record rises in murders in 12 cities — Black Lives Matter, the organization that led the political
violence, released right on cue a new statement doubling down on its call for "the abolition" not just of police, but also
prisons and the court system.
mayors under fire as crime, violence plagues Chicago, New York, Philadelphia. Democratic mayors are raising
eyebrows with their responses to the rising crime plaguing major cities like New York City, Chicago and Philadelphia.
The U.S. murder rate rose 30% between 2019 and 2020, according to FBI data — the largest annual increase on
record, with Chicago topping the list. At least 12 major cities, including New York, have already set historical murder
records in 2021. Robberies and assaults are also on the rise, and retailers in major cities across the country are reporting
an uptick in organized smash-and-grab crimes during the busy holiday shopping season. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot
faced criticism last week after she responded to the recent flood of robberies in her city by blaming retailers for not
better protecting their merchandise.
data reveals that 129 criminals have joined the ranks of 'double-lifers' in just 10 years. Dozens of killers,
rapists and paedophiles released from prison have been given second life sentences for further offences. Over the past
decade 129 criminals who were jailed for life have been handed the same sentence again. The figures will reignite the
row over the role of the Parole Board following controversies over Black Cab rapist John Worboys and child-killer Colin Pitchfork.
Black Lives Matter has accomplished. [Scroll down] In line with its radical "Defund the police" slogan,
police budgets have been slashed in major cities across the country, including Seattle, Portland, Oakland, San Francisco, Los
Angeles, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Chicago, Washington, Philadelphia, and New York City. Without the necessary resources
to police communities, the number of arrests plunged by 24% between 2019 and 2020, the years for which data are most recently
available. The number of people in prison has also dropped dramatically, with the Democratic-controlled states of
California and New York seeing the biggest reduction in the number of criminals behind bars. This is also a consequence
of liberal prosecutors in big cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Philadelphia deliberately seeking fewer
convictions for those actually arrested by police, often withdrawing charges in winnable cases even against violent repeat
offenders. This has had predictable results. Asked why homicides were rising nationwide, former New York Police
Department Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce told ABC News, "Nobody's getting arrested anymore. People are getting
picked up for gun possession, and they're just let out over and over again."
crime, open drug use and trashed streets have some residents of tolerant San Francisco say they've had enough.
San Francisco's brazen crime, open drug use and trashed streets have made even the most progressive of the city's famed
liberal residents demand a return to law and order as they seek to recall the woke district attorney. News of attacks
on Asian American seniors, burglarized restaurants, and boarded-up storefronts in the city's once-vibrant downtown greet the
citizens of the City by the Bay on a near-daily basis. And that was before a series of headline-grabbing crime stories
in which mobs of looters smashed windows and grabbed luxury purses in the downtown Union Square shopping district.
California Crime Wave. Many people in the multi-troubled state of California are living in fear. It is
bad enough that for almost two years the Democrats in charge of the state government have used the war on COVID as an excuse
to expand their powers and abuse us with strict lockdowns, school closings and mandates. But seven years ago the
state's so-called progressives brought us Proposition 47, a sentencing "reform" measure that among other things essentially
decriminalized retail theft by making stealing anything with a value of less than $950 a mere misdemeanor. If you
combine that dumb idea — which the Los Angeles Times points out "was co-authored by then-San
Francisco — now Los Angeles — Dist. Atty. George Gascón and strongly supported by
then-Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom" — with the even dumber idea of defunding the police, you will understand
why California is in the midst of a crime wave.
more than 30 busts, alleged pickpocket nabbed again at Rockefeller Center — and released. A serial
pickpocket with more than 30 busts under his belt was pinched again last week while targeting unsuspecting tourists at the
Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, only to be dumped back on the street the next day, law enforcement sources and authorities
told The [New York] Post. Gary Teasley, 65 — who has been known to wear snazzy outfits, including a long
dark fur coat and fashionable hat, during his alleged crimes — is so familiar to cops that they're on a first-name
basis, a source said. Teasley is such an illicit pro that he also used to keep a storage locker with stolen wallets and
other goods — and a detailed record of the heists, broken down by location and category, sources said. But
the ex-con didn't even get slapped with a supervised-release restriction, much less a bail, after his latest arrest.
Dems Rule and Police Are Defunded, Blood Coats the Streets. Philadelphia, the nation's sixth largest city,
recorded 523 murders as of Dec. 7, surpassing its formal grim milestone of 500 murders, which was set in 1990, police data
showed. [...] Besides the total control of the cities by Democrats for decades, what could possibly be the other factor in
these cities that accounts for such high murder rates?
Francisco Sees 3,000 Car Break-Ins in 1 Month; 'It's Out of Control'. A recent video of an auto-burglary on a
busy San Francisco street shows just how commonplace it is and how residents have become inured to the situation.
Tourist hot spots are popular places for car burglars. A recent smash-and-grab on Grant Avenue near Jackson Street in
Chinatown took place within feet of bystanders. A driver gets into his car across the street, as the thief peers into
the victim's car. Security video shows a pedestrian walking down the sidewalk and a woman trying to get inside a
building, as the burglar looks around. The thief smashes the back window, steals two bags and then goes back for
more — all while people nearby carry on.
Hills residents arming themselves with guns in wake of violence. "I've always been anti-gun," said Debbie
Mizrahie of Beverly Hills. "But I am right now in the process of getting myself shooting lessons because I now
understand that there may be a need for me to know how to defend myself and my family. We're living in fear."
During Black Lives Matter protests last year, Mizrahie told The Post, her neighbor's home was firebombed with Molotov
cocktails. "My kids were outside and they saw a huge explosion," she said. "[The neighbor's] backyard went up in
smoke. Trees burned down ... But it's only gotten worse. Beverly Hills has been targeted." Mizrahie, a
40-something mother of two teenagers, isn't alone. Ever since the protests last year descended into riots and lootings,
a growing number of Beverly Hills residents have been buying weapons.
Head Tells Tourists Not To Come To Los Angeles, Cops Can't Guarantee Their Safety, It's Like The Purge Movie.
With many people feeling Southern California is experiencing a violent crime wave, even prompting the head of the Los Angeles
Police Department's union to warn tourists away, LAPD Chief Michel Moore tried to assure people that crime is not out of
control in the city. "My message to anyone thinking about coming to Los Angeles, especially during the holiday season,
is don't," Jamie McBride, the head of the LA Police Protective League, the union representing LAPD officers, said in a
television interview. The message from McBride comes as what many residents and business owners view as a wave of crime
slamming the city and surrounding areas. "We can't guarantee your safety. It is really, really out of
control. I said it to people before, it's like that movie 'Purge,' you know, instead of 24 hours to commit your crime,
these people have 365 days days to commit whatever they want," McBride said. [Video clip]
Francisco is so Lawless Stores Have Turned into Prisons to Keep People From Stealing. California is quickly
becoming a third world nation as Democrat Governor, Gavin Newsom, does his best to bring about the nations richest state's
demise. After a law was passed that would allow people in the state to steal up to $950 worth of merchandise in what
appears to be an attempt by the elites to destroy small businesses so everyone is reliant on the government, millions of
dollars were stolen from businesses large and small. Wealthy corporations like Safeway have the funds available to turn
their stores into prison-like buildings in order to stop the theft, while smaller mom and pop stores are robbed into
bankruptcy. [Video clip]
and the Threat to Democracy. [Scroll down] No revolution takes place without elites. The men and
women running through the streets with guns are only instruments. Somewhere an out elite provided the ideological
justification and weapons for revolt, and before that they sowed chaos in various ways. And this, oddly enough, brings
us to a shootout in broad daylight in Chicago between two gangs. When the shooting stopped, one person was dead and two
were wounded. Five gang members allegedly involved in the shootout were arrested. Yet Chicago's controversial
states attorney, Kim Foxx, refused to prosecute them. "Mutual combatants was cited as the reason for the rejection,"
according to a Chicago Police Department report. As long as both sides willingly participated in combat on Chicago's
streets, no crime was committed, was the CPD's interpretation of Foxx's decision.
Police Union Head On Tourists: Stay Away, [the cops] Can[']t Guarantee [your] Safety. The head of the Los
Angeles Police Department's union issued a dire warning to visitors. In an interview Wednesday, Jamie McBride of the
Police Protective League warned tourists against visiting the city amid a surge in violent crime. He emphasized they
simply cannot "guarantee your safety" as things have gotten out of control. [...] Furthermore, the police chief emphasized
almost all 14 criminals who were arrested after a recent smash-and-grab robbery have since been released due to California's
zero bail policy, which he stressed needs to be modified. "Eleven were released on zero bail and we need the criminal
justice system to look at those offenses and recognize how to keep the most dangerous individuals off the street," said Moore.
Mac Donald: 'Savage' Crimes No Longer Have Consequences — Civilization 'Breaking Down' in 'Slow-Motion'.
Heather Mac Donald, a fellow at the Manhattan Institute and among the nation's foremost statisticians of crime, blasted current
criminal justice reform policies which signal to criminals that even "appalling, savage" crimes have no consequences, calling the
narrative of minorities under threat from police in America a "completely false" one perpetuated by the Biden administration and
the media, while warning that "civilization is breaking down" as the country undergoes a "slow-motion riot."
Rise of Violent
Crime: Democrats Have a Woke Rogue Prosecutor Problem. The story gripping America is violent crime.
It is the most important story out there now, and nurtured by woke rogue prosecutors in big cities across the country, many
of them supported by leftist billionaire George Soros and other wealthy political donors like him. From murders to mob
action, to those videos of looters and smash-and-grabs in high-end retail outlets right before Christmas, from innocents,
including bus drivers beaten to a pulp by street mobs, to politicians blaming the victims and the citizens avoiding the
downtowns out of fear. It's all of a piece. The increase of violent crime is the number one issue in
America. People might not talk about it publicly at work, lest they be accused of some social sin. But they do
talk about it when they're alone, in their cars, in their homes, at dinner with their families.
D.A. in San Diego throws the book at antifa. In California's second-biggest city, San Diego, they've got a
district attorney who thinks it's her job to prosecute criminals. [...] She's leveling jailtime charges against 10 antifa
thugs after an unprovoked assault on Trump supporters who, videos show, were just standing there and not even fighting back
last January. The thugs, who must have thought they were in Portland, were filmed openly engaging in brutal attacks on
clearly peaceful people, waving their red and black flags, which included a hideous beatdown of a cowering defenseless woman
laying in the street as the police stood by and did nothing.
A dozen US
cities set annual murder records with three weeks left in 2021. At least 12 major US cities have already set
historical murder records in 2021, even as three weeks remain in the year. Philadelphia, the nation's sixth largest
city, recorded 523 murders as of Dec. 7, surpassing its formal grim milestone of 500 murders, which was set in 1990, police
data showed. The City of Brotherly Love had recorded significantly more murders in 2021 than New York City's 443,
despite having approximately six times fewer residents. "It's terrible to every morning get up and have to go look at
the numbers and then look at the news and see the stories. It's just crazy. It's just crazy and this needs to
stop," Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, a Democrat, reportedly said after his city broke its own infamous benchmark.
Dozen US Cities Blow Away Their Annual Murder Records — With One Glaring Thing in Common. While Los
Angeles, New York City, and Chicago — which leads the country with at least 739 murders this year —
remain below their respective record annual homicide rates of the 1990s, at least 12 large cities across America have already
broken their annual records. These cities have one thing in common: They're all run by Democrats. [Tweet]
Many of the same Democrat cities, incidentally, whose city councils have supported the Defund movement in one fashion or
another since the early days of the "peaceful protests" in the aftermath of George Floyd's death, cashless bail, and treating
violent criminals' cell doors like revolving doors. Go figure. All Democrat-controlled city governments.
Every one of them.
dozen major US cities smash annual homicide records (and they are all Democrat). Philadelphia has shattered its
30-year-old record for annual murders, surpassing the much larger cities of New York and Los Angeles as a dozen major cities
post all-time records for homicides — all of them with Democratic mayors. As of December 6, Philadelphia
had recorded 521 homicides for the year, surpassing New York's 443 and Los Angeles at 352. This is despite the fact that
with a population of 1.5 million, the City of Brotherly Love is less than half the size of Los Angeles and one-fifth of New York.
Mayor blatantly lies about crime in her city. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot held a press conference yesterday in
the Windy City. Setting the stage for the current topic of discussion, she announced that Chicago Police Officers
should expect to have some of their days off canceled in the coming days and weeks. One reporter asked her to comment
on the fact that the number of murders in Chicago is about to pass 800, a level not seen in a generation. And there are
still more than three weeks left to go in 2021. The Mayor's response left a lot of people rolling their eyes. After
initially admitting that the city was facing "challenging times," she went on to claim that the rates of all other crimes (presumably
besides murder) are "at 25-year lows." As CWB Chicago was quick to point out, that statement is indisputably not true.
Crime: 'Slavery and Jim Crow Ain't Got Nothin' to Do Wit' 'Dis'. [Scroll down] Tips helped police track
down my cousin's killer. He was arrested, then released on lesser charges with a court date. Not enough evidence
to hold him, they say. Possible, but I couldn't help but think about all the garbage theories driving the push to
"address racism in the criminal justice system" these days. Bail reform. Reducing incarceration. Jury
nullification. Defunding police. None of it's working. And given the fixed inclinations of basic human
nature, it will never work. Human nature was never factored into the left's Utopian theories. These policies
clearly and predictably erode the systems we've designed to punish, control, and discourage crime.
Needs To Stop Its Crime Spree Before It Goes National. Californians have only themselves to blame. They
passed Proposition 47 in 2014 by a 60%-40% margin. Among the measure's provisions is a sort of decriminalization of
some thefts. Members of the criminal class are well aware that Prop 47 allows them to steal as much as $950 worth of
goods without being charged for a felony. That's why some have been seen adding up their "takes" on calculators to be
sure they don't exceed the threshold, and will be busted for only a misdemeanor if arrested at all. The bandits have
also been emboldened by prosecutors who are reluctant to prosecute — Chesa Boudin in San Francisco, George Gascon
in Los Angeles — and a statewide no-cash-bail policy for suspects who can't afford the going rate. While in
many cases the policy supports our system's presumed-innocent principle, it also acts as a get-out-of-jail-free card,
allowing repeat offenders to steal again. Inspired by criminals' success in California, thieves have hit stores in
Chicago and Minneapolis. How long before every big city in the country is overwhelmed by similar crimes?
Crime Is Rising. [S]hootings and homicides are rising sharply in Los Angeles. At least 1,800 people have
been shot in Los Angeles in 2021, up from 1,530 in 2020. Homicides in L.A. rose nearly 50 percent, from 161 to 236, between
January and October of 2020 and 2021. In L.A. county as a whole, 773 people have been killed so far in in 2021. The suspect
in Avant's murder, Aariel Maynor, fled the scene but then accidentally shot himself in the foot after, apparently, robbing
another house a few blocks away. Maynor was released on parole on September 1 of this year, after having served two
four-year terms for robbery and inflicting severe bodily injury. Over the last two years, L.A.'s progressive District
Attorney George Gascón reduced the jail population by at over one-third. "It's [bad] over here," said a L.A.
police detective. "Bad guys are released quicker than we can finish the paper work, and that's just the tip of the
iceberg." Incarceration rates in the United States are at a thirty-year low. In 2019, the state and federal
imprisonment rate of 419 prisoners per 100,000 US residents was the lowest it had been since 1995, and was a 17 percent
decrease from 2009.
Murder. Some progressives want to abolish cash bail at the same time as abolishing jails and the police.
Others want bail applied only in the case of felonies or some other cohort of violent crimes. Still others want bail
always to be set at amounts that a defendant can make. A new proposal from a few law professors even suggests that the
government should set bail and then subsidize the bail payments. In New York, Democrats rammed through a bail-reform
bill that stripped judges' ability to require cash bail for certain offenses. Violent crime has risen, particularly in
New York City, and many observers point to the reform as a factor. Police and citizens are starting to rethink the
wisdom of this movement. New York governor Kathy Hochul is considering scaling back the progressive bail reforms,
concerned about the impact of violent crime on the very communities that the measure was supposed to help.
60 Police Officers [have been] Shot [and] Killed This Year as Ambush Attacks Skyrocket. A total of 60 United
States police officers have been shot and killed in the line of duty since the beginning of the year, new data reveals,
following anti-law enforcement riots and the start of the "Defund the Police" movement in 2020. According to records from
the National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP), 60 police officers across 45 U.S.
states and territories have been killed in gunfire from January 1 to December 3 — a nearly 28 percent
increase in fatal shootings of officers compared to all of 2020 when 47 officers were shot and killed.
is Anybody's Fault. [Scroll down] San Francisco has been the worst-hit of many Democrat-run cities by
organized retail theft rings stealing for profit millions of dollars in merchandise. [...] It's of a piece with Soros-funded
D.A. Chesa Boudin's policy of releasing people from jail unless they threaten public safety. His nonaccountability
policies for crime this week forced the release of a woman who stole $40,000 worth of merchandise. You could also hold
accountable California voters who in 2014 approved Prop 47, a ballot measure that put the threshold for felony theft at
$951 — a figure that's not cumulative. You can rob $950 worth of stuff every day and walk out free as a
bird. Maybe smart merchants will just label everything in the shop $951. Maybe Californians who can't find any
available shops will rethink Prop 47 — along with the folks they elect to carry out the law. Maybe shops in
California cities will shutter and close; commercial property tax revenues will sink; and Californians will drive to Nevada
to buy their necessities and use drone deliveries from fortified warehouses in state.
is what happens when a culture loses its moral grounding. Chicago's Loop encompasses the city's central
business district, which is also the second-largest commercial business district in America (or so Wikipedia tells me),
filled with restaurants, offices, retail stores, hotels, and historic attractions. It lies at the heart of Cook County,
the same county that elected Kim Foxx, the Soros-designated district attorney who doesn't believe in prosecuting crime.
When you couple Foxx's aversion to enforcing the law with generations of people who have grown up without any moral
grounding, you get a weekend in the loop complete with beatings, a shooting, and general misbehavior.
steal $5 million of products from 15 cannabis shops in the San Francisco Bay Area in a single month: One
business. Cannabis shops across the San Francisco Bay Area have been thrown into dire straits as gangs of
thieves broke into more than 15 shops throughout November during the series of 'smash-and-grab' robberies that are plaguing
California. Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong told reporters that 'hundreds' of vehicles targeted marijuana stores
in Oakland last month, firing 175 shots and stealing about $5 million worth of products. Alphonso 'Tucky' Blunt, owner
of Blunts and Moore, told MJBizDaily that his store lost about $25,000 during a November 22 raid, where more than a dozen
burglars ransacked the store.
Arrests 14 for 'Mass Looting,' but Lets All of Them Go. Officials in Los Angeles announced Thursday with great
fanfare that they had made 14 arrests in connection with recent "mass looting" events in the city — but all
fourteen have since been released from jail, either with or without posting bail. [...] "Progressive" policies to reduce or
eliminate bail have come under the spotlight recently, after a number of high-profile crimes allegedly committed by those
released, including a mass murder in a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin. California has a particular problem:
not only is cash bail being removed, but the state is governed by Proposition 47 of 2014, which makes retail thefts of up to
$950 misdemeanors instead of felonies, meaning that fewer are ever fully prosecuted. Both Los Angeles and San Francisco
have seen mass looting events in the past several weeks.
Street execs beg JPMorgan to cancel 20,000-strong conference in San Francisco because of out-of-control 'smash-and-grab'
crime. Multi-millionaire Wall Street executives have begged the world's biggest bank to cancel its in-person
conference in lawless San Francisco next year because they fear for their safety with the city's out-of-control
smash-and-grab crime. A number of unidentified high-ranking financiers have complained about having to make the trip to
attend JPMorgan's 40th Annual Healthcare Conference in the crime-ridden Bay Area in January. 'I'm scared, the amount of
lawlessness now is astounding,' one senior Wall Street executive told the New York Post. 'Violence is a huge topic of
discussion at our bank.'
Third Worldizing America.
In a recent online exchange, the YouTuber Casey Neistat posted his fury after his car was broken into and the contents
stolen. Los Angeles, he railed, was turning into a "3rd-world s—hole of a city." The multimillionaire actor
Seth Rogen chastised Neistat for his anger. Rogen claimed that a car's contents were minor things to lose. He
added that while living in West Hollywood he had his own car broken into 15 times — but thought little of
it. Online bloggers ridiculed Rogen. No wonder — the actor lives in multimillion-dollar homes in the
Los Angeles area, guarded by sophisticated security systems and fencing. Yet both Neistat and Rogen accurately defined
Third Worldization: the utter breakdown of the law and the ability of the rich within such a feudal society to find ways
to avoid the violent chaos.
Horton and the Democratic Party's Greatest Fear. Republicans call for high bail levels for proven violent
repeat offenders and bail-jumpers; Democrats call for an end to bail, and for the virtual elimination of holding even
dangerous prisoners until trial. Republicans call for stiff and certain sentences for convicted violent criminals;
today's Democrats call for never-ending second chances, and even for the elimination of prisons themselves, as in the
meantime, impatient Democrat governors and judges routinely throw open the prison gates on the slightest whim. [...]
Republicans warn against the cultural decline that has children more likely to be raised in a single-parent household than in
a nuclear family unit; Democrats go so far as to champion single motherhood as an objective good, campaigning for ever more
welfare programs to encourage such generational dependence. Is it any wonder that our nation is suffering a massive
crime wave? Is it any wonder that overwhelmed and unsupported police are resigning and retiring in disgust and despair?
Death by Politics.
The defunding of our cities' police forces and the tragic mayhem it caused have resulted in disorder nationwide and
uncountable deaths. Since the demise of George Floyd, Democrat mayors of our largest cities such as Chicago, Detroit,
Los Angeles, and New York have left these communities open to the most violent elements of our society. Leftist
prosecutors are also to blame. They purposely refused to properly process dangerous criminals, allowing even murderers
to go free. Thousands of Americans have died in our streets, while Democrats yell that guns are the problem.
These deaths are the direct result of the Democratic actions. Travel to any of our largest cities, and you are taking
your life into your hands. Mayors and local officials who participated in movements to defund the police should be
charged with malfeasance in office, as these cockeyed actions surely led to Death by Politics in the thousands.
of America execs warn junior staffers to 'dress down' as NYC crime surges. Amid a surge in some New York City
violent crime, Wall Street bigwigs continue to encourage younger staffers to come into the office — but to do so
with caution. At Bank of America, senior executives have quietly encouraged younger employees to "dress down" to attract
less attention as they make their way to B of A's tower at 1 Bryant Park. These execs have told their staffers
that dressing up, or wearing anything with a Bank of America logo, could make them a target. One bank employee told On
The Money he is on high alert after he spotted someone with a knife near the office during a recent trek to the Manhattan
office. Of course, it's not just Bank of America where worries over crime pervade. The city reported a 15 percent
increase in felony assaults over the past 28 days, as of Nov. 28, when compared to the same period a year ago, according to
NYPD statistics. (Murder rates have surged 42 percent over the past two years, but remained largely flat over the past year.)
smash-and-grab crime wave baffles congressional Democrats. Democrats on Capitol Hill are flummoxed by the waves
of smash-and-grab retail thefts in their states, with some denying it's happening and others saying they are not ready to
make major shoplifting a felony. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, New York Democrat, said retailers could be
fabricating the rash of smash-and-grab burglaries and "flash mob" shoplifting sprees. "We have to talk about specifics
because, for example, we're actually seeing a lot of these allegations of organized retail theft are not actually panning
out," she told The Washington Times. [...] Organized crime theft slammed big-box retail stores including Apple, Nordstrom and
Home Depot in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Minneapolis and other cities, according to police reports.
Looting Will Stop When Store Owners Can Shoot On Sight. In the upside-down morality of the left, it is
perfectly acceptable for criminal gangs to target high-end stores free of consequences. At once ascribing poverty,
immoral historical legacies, and contemporary systemic racism, we are supposed to believe that what is happening is actually
a form of justice. Nothing could be further from the truth. There is no moral or humanitarian justification for
the now-daily shoplifting and burglary sprees witnessed time and again in various California cities and across the
country. Are the black youths hungry? Are they robbing a grocery store? Are they impoverished, thereby
stealing the jewelry to sell? Or, are they simply products of a failed culture that are protected and encouraged by
malicious political actors? It should be as simple as saying that stealing is wrong. If it is not yours, don't
take it. If you want something, earn it. It is a crime in and of itself that the criminal justice system allows
this perverse form of social engagement to continue.
Raid Shipping Containers on Union Pacific. Thieves continue to target shipping containers loaded onto Union
Pacific trains in the Los Angeles region, leaving open boxes strewn across the ground around the tracks. "We are aware
of the problem and we're working to resolve the issue and we're working with local law enforcement in that county," Union
Pacific spokeswoman Robynn Tysver told The Epoch Times. Cargo theft reports along the West Coast of the United States
have increased 42 percent year-over-year, according to CargoNet, an industry organization dedicated to the prevention of
cargo theft. "This comes as no surprise, as California continues to struggle with frequent thefts of high-end computer
electronics shipments," CargoNet reported. A law enforcement task force made up of representatives from the Los Angeles
Police Department, the California Highway Patrol, and the Union Pacific Railroad Police, was working on the problem,
according to the LA County Sheriff's Department.
of Examples that Democrats are Siding with Criminals — Encouraging Criminality. Are Democrats encouraging
criminality in order to say the current system doesn't work and therefor it should be replaced by a new one that allows them
to crack down with much harsher penalities? It appears as if Democrats are following the same techniques used by
dictators throughout history in order to destroy a current system of government, encourage the criminals to scare people into
new laws to give away their own freedom. [Video clip]
Photos Show Just How Horrible Christmas Is in San Francisco This Year. Thanksgiving has come and gone, and we
have now moved into the time of year when Christmas shopping is in full swing for many Americans. However,
holiday-lovers in San Francisco will face a disturbing picture when they set out to buy their Christmas gifts this
year. On Monday [11/29/2021], San Francisco resident and Life School founder Michelle Tandler posted a thread of images
on Twitter showing downtown businesses boarding up their glass windows to protect from the rampant crime in the city.
man predicts he'll dodge bail after 3 busts in 36 hours — and he's right. A Brooklyn homeless man
was busted three times in just 36 hours last week, boasting to NYPD cops that he would dodge bail at each turn because he
"didn't have a record." He proved to be right. Agustin Garcia, 63, was charged with robbing two Manhattan
straphangers — wielding a knife against one of them — and stealing a beer from a Bronx bodega in rapid
succession, prosecutors and law-enforcement sources told The [New York] Post. Manhattan prosecutors twice asked that
Garcia be held on bail amid his alleged crime spree, only to be denied by judges. It wasn't until the suspect was
busted a third time that he was sent to Bellevue Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, although still without any bail to
keep him locked up.
Is Out Of Control in San Francisco. When Chesa Boudin ran for San Francisco district attorney in 2019, he said
crime was caused by poverty, wealth inequality and inadequate government spending on social programs. He called
prostitution, open drug use and drug dealing "victimless crimes" and promised not to prosecute them. The result has
been an increase in crime so sharp that San Francisco's liberal residents are now paying for private security guards, taking
self-defense classes, and supporting a recall of Mr. Boudin, with a vote set for June 2022. Retailers like Walgreens
and Target are closing stores in the city, citing rampant shoplifting. Last week, a shockingly organized mob of looters
ransacked a downtown Louis Vuitton store. Mr. Boudin and his defenders say crime in San Francisco has actually
declined under his watch. The store closings had little to do with shoplifting, they insist; Walgreens announced in
2019 it would close stores as a cost-saving measure.
Confidence in the Pillars of Our Civilization. The American criminal justice system also used to earn the
respect of conservatives. Prosecuting attorneys, police chiefs, and big-city mayors were seen as custodians of the
public order. They were entrusted to keep the peace, to prevent and investigate crime, and to arrest and prosecute
criminals. Again, not so much now. After 120 days of mostly unchecked riot, arson, looting, and violent protests
in summer 2020, the public lost confidence in their public safety agencies. District attorneys in several major
cities — Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and St. Louis — have often predicated prosecuting
crimes on the basis of ideology, race, and careerism. In the current crime wave, brazen lawbreakers enjoy de
facto immunity. Mass looting goes unpunished. Indictments are often aimed as much against those who defend
themselves as against criminals who attack the innocent.
police-defunded Minnesota, thousands of people are now just flat out refusing to pull over for cops. According
to reports, thousands of drivers are refusing to stop when police attempt to pull them over, with data showing that it happened
more than 3,100 times in 2020. New research looks into what is behind the uptick in people not following the law.
[Tweet] "Super speeding" is way up in Minnesota, with the Minnesota State Patrol regularly clocking speeds of more
than 100 miles per hour. Fatalities are up too and there is something else that is making the roads even more
risky. Col. Matt Langer said in a statement: "People are fleeing from police at a rate we've never seen
before. This is a huge, huge problem nationwide; it's just not a Minnesota-specific problem."
Francisco's Mayor Has a 'Genius' Idea to Stop Looting Over the Holiday. Some people still don't believe this,
but Prop 47 is a law — deceptively titled 'Safe Schools and Neighborhoods Act' — that reduces many
felonies to misdemeanors and provides for the early release of certain violent offenders and sex offenders. One of the
most unbelievable provisions of Prop 47 is one that makes it just a ticketable offense to steal up to $949 worth of goods
from any given retailer on any given visit. That's right — visit. You can clean out the deodorant
section at Walgreens, go back to your drug den, then come back an hour later and hit the diapers and feminine products if
that's your jam. You've seen the videos. People do this. They take what they want and casually walk
away. They know the law. They know law enforcement has no ability to stop any of it. It's not just San
Francisco that is seeing this nonsense growing; it has pretty much permeated every part of the state by this point.
What's worse — the broken windows theory has most definitely applied to the chaos in California. Criminals
have become emboldened by the tacit permission to loot stores at will. Now they are becoming organized and hitting
shoplifting exploits 'woke' undermining of law enforcement. Retail stores already under siege from pandemic
restrictions and supply chain hiccups are increasingly facing another threat to their bottom lines: organized theft.
The problem was on vivid display over the weekend when dozens of looters stormed into a Nordstrom department store outside
San Francisco wearing masks and wielding crowbars. As many as 80 suspects snatched armloads of products and sped away
in more than 20 waiting cars on Saturday. Police have so far arrested just three suspects in connection with the
raid. Thieves smashed the windows and looted the high-end goods of a San Francisco Louis Vuitton store over the weekend
as well, creating chaos in a popular area of the city.
Buy Crashes As Margins Slide Due To "Organized Retail Theft". Liberal socialist utopias such as California are
a blessing for deadbeat klepto hobos from around the world thanks to the state's lack of prosecution of shoplifting, but the
same policies are becoming a major headache for nationwide retailers such as Best Buy which this morning reported that
despite beating on the top and bottom line (revenues of $11.9 billion vs expectations of $11.7BN, EPS of $2.08, beating est
of $1.96), its margins missed, echoing the same margin crunch theme that emerged recently with big box retailers such as
Walmart. Gross margin fell 0.1% to 23.5%, Best Buy said, missing the 23.6% average of analyst estimates compiled by
Bloomberg, while the decline in the core U.S. operation was steeper. The company also reported a 10% drop in domestic
online revenue as more shoppers returned to stores.
Of Looters Storm Nordstroms In Commiefornia — Where Else. Dozens of looters swarmed into the Nordstrom store
in downtown Walnut Creek Saturday night [11/20/2021], terrorizing shoppers, ripping off bag loads of merchandise and
ransacking shelves before fleeing in a several vehicles waiting for them on the street. Walnut Creek Lt. Ryan
Hibbs told KPIX 5 that police began receiving calls about the looting at around 9 p.m. He said there were approximately
80 individuals who ran into the store and began looting and smashing shelves. Video shot at the scene shows the masked
looters streaming out of the store, carrying bags and boxes, jumping into the cars. Dozens of police vehicles also
responded to the scene. [Video clip]
inmate rapes mentally disabled female prisoner at Washington prison. Caroline Downey at National Review brings
us yet another horror story delivered by the progressive policymakers in Washington state. While still not codified in
official policy, Washington previously began allowing male prisoners to request transfers to the state's only exclusively
women's prison (the Washington Corrections Center for Women) if they claimed that they were transgender. This resulted
in at least six recent cases of transfers, including defendants who had been convicted of sex crimes against female
victims. With that information as a backdrop it's difficult to see how this horrible headline was anything but
inevitable. Present and former guards from the prison have told the media that these transferred prisoners have raped
female inmates, including one inmate who had been convicted of sexually assaulting a minor female. That prisoner was
found to have repeatedly sexually abused a developmentally disabled female prisoner for at least a week before being discovered.
worst kind of domestic terrorism. Darrell Brooks' rap sheet includes — in addition to past
convictions — multiple open cases. His 22-year-long published criminal record includes numerous weapons
charges, battery and assault charges, all kinds of drug charges from meth to cocaine, vehicle theft, receiving stolen
property, obstructing officers, domestic abuse, recklessly endangering safety, strangulation and suffocation... the list goes
on and on. Again and again, Darrell Brooks — the alleged driver in the Waukesha parade killings — was
caught, processed, and intentionally released. Despite a history that demonstrates his ongoing threat to the community,
charges were repeatedly dropped or pled down, sentences were reduced to time served (such as, in one case, just nineteen
days), and he was always given work-release, probation, and bail, despite a record of continuing to perpetrate violations
whenever he was set free. If bail protocols were rational, he would be in jail awaiting the trials for the cases he
already had pending, including felony assault just two days before the parade, after which he was, once again,
arrested and released on bail. He was free today to kill people in Waukesha only because he was set free, knowingly,
by Milwaukee and Manitowoc and Wood and who knows how many other counties over the past twenty years.
Comes to the Suburbs. Cities like Portland, Minneapolis and San Francisco have been devastated by rioting and
looting. But smug suburban liberals haven't seemed to mind much, as long as crime was confined to urban centers like
Minneapolis and San Francisco, where, on Friday night, Union Square was looted. But what will they think when disorder
strikes closer to home? Last night [11/20/2021], an organized gang of looters struck the Nordstrom store in Walnut
Creek, California. Walnut Creek is a prosperous community of around 64,000, 85% white and Asian. The raid was
well-coordinated, as 25 cars blocked the street in front of the store while dozens of looters ran inside, stole merchandise,
and left in the waiting vehicles. Apparently only three of the looters were arrested.
says more than half NYPD wishes they never joined the force. More than half of NYPD cops wish they never joined
the force in the first place, according to [an] internal department survey of 6,000 uniformed officers obtained by The [New
York] Post. The survey is a sobering snapshot of how the Finest feel in an era of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter
riots, the Defund the Police movement, bail-reform laws that keep violent offenders out of jail, and legislative measures
that put the burden of liability on officers while emboldening criminals. "My retirement date is next month," said one
20-year veteran who took the survey. "I can't wait to run out of here." The officer, who would only provide his
first name, Dan, said the job has hit "rock bottom" — and he's even steered his own son away from a calling that
was once proudly passed down from generation to generation.
Saule Omarova and the War on Retail. The National Association for Shoplifting Prevention reports that about $50
billion per year is stolen from America's retailers. Retailers spend a mint on loss prevention efforts, from high-tech
anti-theft devices to cameras and burglar alarms, from employing security guards to paying the legal fees for prosecuting
those few they are able to catch. Only about one in 48 shoplifting occurrences results in a capture, and even fewer
result in prosecution, making ever more vigilance — and ever more retailer spending on loss prevention
strategies — necessary. Add those costs together — all the shoplifting itself plus all the costly
additional spending in trying to combat it — and you see that this one issue is the greatest single impediment to
41, stole $40k from same Target store in 120 incidents in 12 months. San Francisco's 'woke' District Attorney
Chesa Boudin has finally charged a 'prolific' female shoplifter, 41, who stole $40,000 in merchandise from the same Target in
120 incidents over a one-year period. Aziza Graves was arrested Tuesday for her alleged shoplifting spree about two
weeks after voters forced Boudin into a recall election, with a petition yielding 83,000 signatures — far above
the 51,000 required by the city. The push to hold Graves responsible only came after Target demanded that Boudin launch
an investigation, which revealed that the store, at the Stonestown Galleria shopping mall, was hit by the same person more
than 100 times between October 2020 and November 2021.
Some Parts Of America, Looting Has Become A Way Of Life. The level of lawlessness that we are now witnessing in
the United States of America is absolutely breathtaking. On average, thieves are stealing more than 100 million dollars
worth of merchandise from our retailers every single day. Just think about that. I have written extensively about
the shoplifting epidemic that is plaguing this country, but even I didn't know that things had gotten that bad. Sadly,
much of the thievery is being committed by highly organized gangs of looters. Last week, I posted absolutely stunning
video of one of those gangs stealing vast quantities of laundry detergent from a retail store in Connecticut. [Video clip]
number one cause of death for pregnant women may surprise you. All through the pandemic, we've heard repeated
reports of potential complications for pregnant women who receive COVID vaccinations. At the same time, we've long
known that complications that arise during pregnancy can tragically result in the death of not only the baby but the mother
as well, particularly in areas with insufficient medical facilities. Additionally, heightened suicide rates have been
recorded among women who experience clinical depression during pregnancy. But according to a recent report in the
journal Nature, none of those are the leading cause of death among expectant mothers or during the post-partum period
(42 days after giving birth). Shockingly, the number one cause of death for pregnant women is homicide. And
the killer is most frequently found to be the mother's husband or partner.
who once tried to kill NYPD cop is freed without bail after another alleged attack on officer. An ex-con who
once tried to kill a Queens cop was arrested this week for randomly attacking another NYPD officer — only to be
freed without bail, authorities and police sources said Monday [11/15/2021]. Accused repeat cop-attacker Isus Thompson,
38, could have been forced to cough up bail before being released from custody after his latest alleged assault on an
officer. But a judge instead cut him loose after Bronx prosecutors failed to seek bail in the case —
prompting an angry response from NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea in a tweet Monday. "Do we have to wait for [Thompson] to
kill someone before this is taken seriously?" the disgusted top cop seethed. The Bronx District Attorney's Office did
not respond to The [New York] Post when asked why its prosecutors sought only supervised release, a condition that means the
suspect is just required to periodically check in with the court.
Democrat Criminal Prosecution System is Deeply Immoral. Rachel Rollins is Biden's nominee to be the next U.S.
Attorney for Massachusetts. while serving as District Attorney for Suffolk County, where she declined to prosecute certain
dangerous crimes and pushed for 'reallocating' police funding. [...] We have all seen endless videos of looters barging into
stores and walking out with bags full of free stuff. This will no longer constitute a criminal activity. It is
amazing to see that you can enter a store in America and the cost of every item is zero. This isn't good for store
owners but what does this tell you about a society in which others take off shelves for free and that person is protected by
your law officials while you feel like a sucker for paying for them? What does that tell you about a society gone
wrong? Under Rachel Rollins, larceny is not a crime. Neither is disorderly conduct, and disturbing the
police. Receiving stolen goods will not be a crime in Massachusetts under Rollins. So the person who walks into a
store, or a home, and walks out with all sorts of stuff and gives them to his fence to sell, all this is not illegal and not
punishable because those we consider criminal will not be arrested, charged, or brought to court. What world are they
creating in America? It is one that favors the criminal and leave the citizen defenseless.
Cities area sees surge in carjackings, putting drivers on edge. Last Monday, a 17-year-old had guns pointed at
his chest and head in a carjacking at 6:30 p.m. in front of his house in south Minneapolis. The assailant ditched his
car several blocks away. Then on Friday, an armed hit-and-run suspect tried to carjack a woman in north Minneapolis as
she was heading to the kickoff of the Twin Cities Salvation Army's annual Red Kettle Campaign, capping a week of more than 50
attempted or successful carjackings in the city. Residents in Minneapolis, St. Paul and increasingly some
suburban communities are experiencing a record surge in armed carjackings, crimes that are terrorizing victims, baffling
police and putting motorists on edge.
So Many Ways, America Under Joe Biden Just Seems Awfully Upside Down. Like many parts of the country, some Los
Angeles areas are experiencing serious increases in crime, especially assaults and robberies. In these "follow-home
crimes," the perps stake out fancy restaurants, nightclubs, expensive stores, and jewelry shops. They then select
certain patrons, especially females, say, wearing jewelry and expensive-looking clothing. They follow them to parking
lots or their homes, wait until victims appear alone and unguarded, and proceed to threaten and rob them. Naturally,
the L.A. Police Department took action. Not staking out areas to spot waiting stalkers. Not pouring
highly-visible extra units into targeted areas. Not dispatching well-prepared decoy officers. No, the robbery
problem has grown so serious that the LAPD put out a public memo, yes, a "cooperate and comply" message to law-abiding
citizens. It advised, among other crime-fighting tips: ["]If you are being robbed, do not resist the
robbery suspects; cooperate and comply with their demands.["]
Francisco tourists are being warned not to rent cars. People who have opted to go to San Francisco for vacation
are being told not to rent vehicles. Why? Because of the extreme increase in vehicle burglaries in the
city. The reason behind the advice that is being given to tourists is easy — there are too many vehicle
burglaries that are occurring in the city. Criminals are going through town and breaking into different vehicles
looking for quick items they can take off with and later sell or trade.
No supply chain blockage here:
Same Couple Caught On Video Stealing Tons Of Detergent Are Now Caught Stealing Several Large Screen TVs. The
same couple that was caught on video stealing shopping carts full of laundry detergent and several hundreds of dollars of
items from a Connecticut supermarket has now been recorded rolling several large screen TVs out of another store.
Police said they have identified at least two of the suspects and linked them to similar crimes across Connecticut and
outside the state. Cops are withholding publicly identifying the two suspects because investigations are still ongoing,
FOX 61 News reported. [Video clip]
A Deeper Divide. Don't let
anyone tell you the Bagel is worse off than Kabul, where three people were recently shot dead by Islamic gunmen for playing
music at a wedding. No sirree, people over here are shot every day and night, but not for playing music at a
wedding. Give New York credit where it's due. The city is a bloody horror if you're living way uptown, way
downtown, or in the Bronx, while the rest of Gotham is experiencing a new story of street savagery not seen in decades.
The rich continue to leave, taking their tax revenue with them down south; the huddled masses arrive with outstretched palms
expecting social justice. Street crime is rampant, Times Square is no longer a tourist trap because one can get killed
there, yet the media continue to write and report on the evils of... Donald Trump. The perpetually offended, however,
blame all this on racism by whites, ignoring that black-on-black crime is responsible for 95 percent and more of murders.
Seattle is now so dangerous it can no longer protect its own workers. Seattle has become so dangerous that the
city can no longer protect its own employees, with security guards now escorting them after they finish work. King
County's new 'walking bus' will debut on November 15, and see council workers based in Downtown Seattle and nearby Pioneer
Square escorted to a nearby train station and ferry terminal each evening before being left to continue their commute
home. An announcement on King County's official website says: 'King County is launching a 'Walking Bus' pilot program
where county employees can join their colleagues and a Facilities Management Division (FMD) Security Escort each evening
walking to the King Street Station and the Coleman Dock from the downtown campus.'
Advises City Residents to 'Cooperate and Comply' with Robbers. The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) tweeted
a release Tuesday [11/9/2021] advising city residents to "cooperate and comply" when being robbed. [...] LAPD then uses the
release to outline seven points conveying the department's advice for what city residents ought to do in response to the
robberies. Point five on the release says, "If you are being robbed, do not resist the robbery suspects; cooperate and
comply with their demands. Be a good witness."
Nationwide Pandemic Of Shoplifting Strikes Conn, Thugs Fill Cars With Carriages Of Stolen Goods. State police
say four people are suspected of stealing $1,600 in goods, and the public is reminded to call 911 when they see a crime in
progress. The Oxford Residents Trooper's officer responded to Market 32 in the Quarry Walk Plaza on Oxford Road around
6:45 a.m. Tuesday for reports that a group of individuals had just committed a larceny at the store and fled the
area. A short time earlier, store personnel saw several people filling multiple shopping carts. Their behavior
raised alarm to the employees, police said. [Video clip]
Loads His Shopping Cart With Beer And Walks Out Of High End Grocery Store Without Paying In Seattle. A man
loads up a cart of beer in a grocery store in Seattle and walks right out the front door as the staff is powerless to stop
him. (BTW this is a high-end grocery store, QFC Grocery.) According to the video is a regular occurrence.
This is happening in every neighborhood. [Video clip]
Angeles railroad lined with homeless encampments sees rash of cargo container burglaries. The backlog of cargo
containers making their way from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach saw widespread burglaries as they were carried on
trains through an area of tracks lined by homeless encampments. Thousands of boxes were seen laying near the train
tracks "as far as the eye could see" in Los Angeles' Lincoln Park, NBC4 reported. A FedEx container and several others
had their doors wide open and boxes tipping over. The area is lined by homeless encampments on either side of the
tracks. The outlet also spotted two men jumping off of a moving train and carrying what appeared to be bolt cutters.
Shoplifter Steals Racks Of Cigarettes In A Chicago Walgreens, 5th Store Hit. A team of Chicago police officers
have arrested a Belmont Cragin man for questioning in connection with recent thefts of cigarettes from Walgreens stores
across the North Side and downtown, according to a source. For nearly two months, Walgreens stores across the city have
lost tens of thousands of dollars worth of cigarettes to two men who've conducted similar thefts. The man, identified
as 33-year-old Kendrick Archibald, has not yet been charged with any wrongdoing. He is, however, on bail while awaiting
trial for burglary charges for allegedly stealing cigarettes from behind the counter of a Walgreens in Grundy County.
Grundy County records show Archibald and another man, Lance Harris, face felony burglary charges for allegedly loading
cigarettes into black trash bags during a daytime raid at a Morris, Illinois, Walgreens in July 2020. [Video clip]
the new Chicago bail court judge that frees perps on recognizance and restrains victims. In the race among blue
cities toward dystopia, Chicago is a contender for the lead. Its streets are dangerous, and when accused street crime
perps are arrested, they often get out of jail on recognizance, with no cash bail. CWB Chicago, the invaluable
chronicler of Chicago's descent, profiles a new bail court judge who goes beyond freeing very sketchy accused perps on
Francisco grocery store closing earlier due to shoplifting. A 24-hour San Francisco grocery store will now be
closing early due to excessive thefts at night, joining other retailers that have been forced to alter their hours due to
rampant stealing. The Safeway grocery in the Castro neighborhood of San Francisco has moved from operating 24 hours a
day to closing from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., KPIX reported. The news station reported that customers were surprised
by this decision. [...] This decision by the Castro Safeway comes less than a month after pharmacy retail giant Walgreens
announced it would be closing some locations in San Francisco due to organized retail theft. One San Francisco
Walgreens that was closed last year was reportedly losing $1,000 to theft a day.
awards more than $25 million to man wrongfully convicted in 1994 South Side double murder. A federal jury on
Friday [10/29/2021] awarded more than $25 million to a man who sued the city of Chicago and two police detectives after being
wrongfully convicted of murder and spending nearly 23 years in jail. Eddie Bolden was freed from prison in 2016, two
years after an appellate court found his trial attorney was ineffective. The Cook County State's Attorney's office
dropped the case rather than put Bolden on trial again and he was granted a certificate of innocence, allowing him to receive
state payment for his time in prison. But attorneys for the city and detectives argued during the federal trial that
Bolden's criminal trial was fair and that he's guilty of the 1994 murders.
Angeles County sheriff blasts vaccine mandate causing 'mass exodus'. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's
Department is warning of an "imminent threat to public safety" and a "pandemic of chaos" because of staffing shortages caused
by the city's vaccine mandate. Sheriff Alex Villanueva, who has said he won't enforce the county's order that took effect
Oct. 1, said Thursday that up to 30 percent of the department's 18,000 employees are "no longer available" to provide
service following the Board of Supervisors mandate for all 110,000 employees. "We are experiencing an increase in unscheduled
retirements, worker compensation claims, employees quitting, and a reduction in qualified applicants," Villanueva said in a statement
obtained by The [New York] Post. "As a result, homicide rates will continue to rise, response times will increase, solve rates
will diminish, arrests will decline, patrol services will significantly decline, and patrol stations will close."
sue medical examiner over suicide ruling for woman who died of 20 stab wounds. The parents of a Pennsylvania
woman who died of 20 stab wounds are taking the medical examiner's office to court for declaring her death a suicide.
Ellen Greenberg's parents have been granted a non-jury trial in their lawsuit against the coroner's office over her January
2011 death in her Philadelphia apartment, CBS Philly reported. "We look forward to the trial in hopes of obtaining
justice for Ellen," Sandra Greenberg, Ellen's mother, told the outlet. On the day of her death, Ellen, 27, had returned
home to her apartment early from her first-grade teaching job on account of a snowstorm. She was later discovered dead
on the kitchen floor by her fiance, Sam Goldberg, when he returned home from the gym.
Anarchy Reigns in
Portland. Anarchy reigns in the City of Roses. Over the weekend, police were called to 19 shootings.
One of which is likely to be ruled a double homicide, bringing the total number of murders in Portland this year to 71,
surpassing the 1987 record of 70. Homicides are only part of a larger problem in Portland. Earlier in October,
a mob of around 100 anarchists tore up the downtown part of the city while police looked on. They went on a
rampage, spraying slogans like "kill cops" on the buildings they vandalized, and did at least $500,000 worth of damage,
according to Fox Business. The Portland Police Bureau said that no arrests were made because of the destruction.
But that wasn't the fault of the police. Instead, the problem is the politicians who govern the state and local
officials, who have intentionally tied the hands of law enforcement. They are the reason why it is impossible to stop
criminals and mobs from doing what they wish to the city.
Thugs Just Walk Out Of Nike Store With Boxes Of Expensive Sneakers In California. This is what happens when an
entire state decides $950 or less is now a misdemeanor instead of a felony. Watch as these thugs just casually walk out
of a Nike store in California with expensive sneakers, knowing the worst that will happen to them is a slap on the wrist.
Omar blames 'dysfunctional' police for Minneapolis violent crime spike. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., blamed
police for the recent rise in crime in Minneapolis, accusing the city's officers of not fulfilling their oath of office.
"What we must also recognize is that the reduction in policing currently in our city and the lawlessness that is happening is
due to two things," Omar said during a town hall event Saturday in Minneapolis. One of them, she said, is that "the
police have chosen to not fulfill their oath of office and to provide the public safety they are owed to the citizens they
serve." The lawmaker's comments come as violent crime has surged in Minnesota over the last year, rising 17% in total
while setting records for murders. Omar's approach to crime includes backing a Nov. 2 ballot measure to replace
the entire Minneapolis police department with a "Department of Public Safety." The measure would remove the requirement
that the city have a minimum number of officers based on the city's population.
Sheriffs Say They Will Not Help Cover Chicago Police Shortage Due to Vaccine Mandate. Sheriff's offices
surrounding the metropolitan area of Chicago are stating they will not send their officers to cover the shortfall in city
police officers as an outcome of the vaccine mandate. Keep in mind the elected county sheriff is the highest
constitutional officer inside each region. Chicago Mayor Lightfoot has released all the city officers who refused the
vaccine mandate. Factually it makes no sense according to DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick, who points out that his
office does not have mandatory vaccines and as a result could only be providing assistance with officers who may or may not
be vaccinated. "It doesn't make sense to say, 'I only want my residents touching vaccinated people, but I'm going to
send all these potentially unvaccinated people from other municipalities to replace them,'" Mendrick said.
Magnificent Mile is dying from an increasingly familiar cause. The "Magnificent Mile" in downtown Chicago has
long been a popular tourist destination and a prime source of revenue for the city, featuring nearly all of the major chain
outlets as well as exclusive boutiques. Or at least it used to be, anyway. By the time the BLM protests/riots
were finished, the places that weren't burned down and/or looted were boarded up. The problem is that the famed
shopping district still hasn't made a comeback more than a year later. As CBS Chicago reports this week, many of the
biggest, high-profile stores like Disney and Macy's have left permanently and no new employers have attempted to move in and
replace them. The reason is the same that we've seen in other cities since the riots began. Decriminalization of
"smaller" crimes like theft, lax enforcement, and bail reform laws have led to an endless series of organized shoplifting and
Touts Police Reform While Mobs Run Wild in Portland. Joe Biden commemorated police officers who had lost their
lives in the line of duty in 2019 and 2020 in a speech at the Capitol building on Saturday. "There's too much
pain. There's too much loss. There's too much at stake for your safety and the safety of those you serve," Biden
said at the National Peace Officers' annual memorial service. There's also too much interference by politicians for the
police to do an effective job. And there's too little support by Democratic politicians of the police forces that keep
their cities from blowing up. There's a clear disconnect between what Biden was saying about the heroism of police and
the fact that he and other politicians have abandoned them.
police don't stop chaos. A crowd of 100 people wreaked havoc in downtown Portland, Oregon, this
week — smashing storefront windows, lighting dumpsters on fire and causing at least $500,000 in
damage — but police officers didn't stop them. Portland Police Bureau officials say that's because of
legislation passed by Oregon lawmakers this year, which restricts the tools they can use to confront people vandalizing
buildings and causing mayhem. "The reason that we did not intervene goes back to what we talked about last month with
House Bill 2928 and the restrictions placed on us in a crowd control environment," KOIN reports that Portland Police
Lt. Jake Jensen said in a neighborhood meeting Thursday. Residents frustrated by the latest round of destructive
demonstrations Tuesday questioned whether that meant anything goes now in Portland.
Soros Drops $1M To Stop City of Austin Hiring Police to Combat Rising Crime. America-hating billionaire George
Soros is stepping up his efforts to personally increase the violent crime rate in America's cities. Not content to just
sponsor pro-crime DA's who release and/or fail to prosecute criminals, Soros is now pouring money into defund the police
efforts. As cities, some of them on the down low, have been refunding police they previously defunded or are increasing
hiring due to police forces being decimated by low morale fueled by lack of local support, ridiculous pro-crime policies, and
various WuFlu-related mandates, Soros is busily shelling out money to keep crime up, criminals on the streets, and fewer
police to keep communities safe.
becomes first major US city to end pulling drivers over for minor traffic offenses — a tactic which opponents say
disproportionately affects black people. Philadelphia became the first major city to ban police traffic stops
of low-level motor vehicle offenses, a tactic which critics claim disproportionately affects black people. The
Philadelphia City Council passed two Driving Equity bills on Thursday that Mayor James Kenney is is expected to sign into law
this week. The law creates an open searchable database recording traffic stops and prohibits police officers from
stopping drivers for minor offenses by reclassifying several offenses as secondary violations.
orders cops to stand down, allow junkies to shoot up in streets after decriminalization measure passes. NYPD
officials have ordered patrol and beat officers to stop rolling up suspects who are seen shooting drugs on the streets after
legislation in the state legislature passed decriminalizing the purchase and sale of hypodermic needles commonly used to
inject heroin and other hard drugs. "Effective immediately, members of the service should not take any enforcement
action against any individual who possesses a hypodermic needle, even when it contains residue of a controlled substance,"
says a directive to New York Police Department commanders issued last Friday and obtained by the New York Post. The
order to NYPD officers referenced Senate Bill 2523 which outlines the decriminalization.
Hochul's drug-war surrender will be the death of NY neighborhoods. Oct. 7, 2021, will go down in history as the
day that New York surrendered in the war on drugs. Not a shot was fired, except for the heroin or meth shot into the vein of
a drug addict on the streets of Midtown, the South Bronx or Harlem. Gov. Hochul last week signed into law a bill pushed
by state Sen. Gustavo Rivera (D-Bronx) and backed overwhelmingly by the city's Democratic delegation to the Legislature.
It decriminalizes the possession or sale of hypodermic needles and syringes by addicts to inject drugs. Touted as a move to
reduce overdose deaths, it will instead be the death of downtowns and residential neighborhoods across the Empire State.
cops' union resisting vax mandate in a city on the brink of domination by armed criminals. Civil order already
is crumbling in Chicago, with its horrendous toll of murders, carjackings, and looting of stores spreading into downtown and
affluent neighborhoods from, the ghetto strongholds where lawlessness has been rampant for years. The one thing Chicago
cannot afford to do is lose a substantial number of cops, yet the actions of Mayor Lori Lightfoot threaten to do that, pushing
ahead with a vaccine mandate, whose deadline for reporting vax status has just expired at midnight Friday night [10/15/2021].
Walgreens shuts down five more stores in San Francisco: At least 17 have already closed due to 'legalized
shoplifting'. Walgreens is shuttering another five of its stores in crime-ridden San Francisco because of
rampant shoplifting by thieves who waltz past security guards and sell the items outside the drugstore chain's doors.
The national chain has closed 17 of its 70 San Francisco locations in the past two years because of the shelf raiders, who
have swiped everything not behind lock and key. Thefts in the chain's 53 remaining stores are five times the average
for their stores elsewhere in the country, according to company officials.
closing 5 more San Francisco stores due to theft. Walgreens said Tuesday that it will be closing another five
San Francisco locations, citing the ongoing rampant theft plaguing the city. "Due to ongoing organized retail crime, we
have made the difficult decision to close five stores across San Francisco," a Walgreens spokesperson told FOX Business in a
statement. "Each store will transfer prescriptions to a nearby Walgreens location within a mile radius and we expect to
place the stores' team members in other nearby locations."
after [black] man who stabbed [a white] high school sophomore to death, watched him die then hid murder weapon gets
acquitted. In what can only be described as a shocking conclusion, a Hartford (CT) Superior Court jury on
Friday found Shyhiem "Trey" Adams not guilty on both counts in connection with the 2018 murder of a 16-year-old Enfield High
School sophomore, Justin Brady. Adams had been charged with first-degree manslaughter and evidence tampering in
connection with Brady's death, according to the Manchester Journal Inquirer. The verdict left Brady's father, Thomas shocked.
Looks Like The Third World': New York City Drug Stores Ravaged By Shop Lifters. An unprecedented spike in
shoplifting has emptied out the shelves of drug stores across New York City, the New York Post reported Saturday
[10/9/2021]. "It looks like the Third World," a Manhattan resident complained after inspecting the ravaged aisles of a
local CVS, according to the New York Post. "They've all been stolen," an employee of the CVS said of missing
toothpaste, hand sanitizer and face wash, The Post reported. As of early September, 26,385 complaints of retail theft
were filed, which is the highest number ever recorded. Compared to last year, 2021 witnessed a 32% surge in the number
of complaints, according to The Post.
least 9 Rikers inmates recently freed by Gov. Hochul have been rearrested. At least nine Rikers Island
inmates recently given a Get Out of Jail Free card by Gov. Hochul have been arrested again, The [New York] Post has
learned. Among those who fumbled the Sept. 17 free pass is a reputed gangbanger from Queens who not only was charged
with possessing a loaded gun, but trying to bribe his way out of a return trip to the infamous jail, NYPD and law enforcement
sources said. Stepfane "Stephon" Gilliam, 26, is a member of the Queensbridge Houses crew called Team No Lackin', and
has multiple aliases and 43 prior arrests, including 23 felonies, sources said. After just two weeks of freedom,
Gilliam was pulled over by cops Sept. 29 at 9:45 p.m. at the corner of 31st Avenue and 21st Street in Queens, for
alleged speeding and having too much tint on his 2004 BMW's windows, authorities said. Responding cops found a warrant
out for his arrest on a traffic violation, sources said. Cops then searched the BMW and recovered a .32 Colt
revolver from the back seat.
in Seattle is about to get very interesting (and that's not good). Seattle, more than many American cities,
vigorously embraced the "Defund the Police" movement. Last year, the Seattle City Council began the process of
defunding the police and it's been continuing ever since, relentlessly slicing away at the city's police budget. Crime
has risen accordingly and people are making noises about getting the police back. However, the radicals have a new
arrow in their quiver to reduce the number of police in their city. An October 18 deadline is looming to fire those
police who have refused the vaccination and, with only a week to go, roughly 40% of the police force is still unvaccinated.
Since George Floyd's diseased heart gave out thanks to overdosing on meds and fighting the police, Seattle has been one of those
cities that has most enthusiastically sought to rid itself of its police force. Even the fact that the little autonomous
zone known as CHAZ instantly turned into warlord hell didn't deter the council from its mission.
World' NYC drug store shelves empty amid shoplifting surge. Thanks to a citywide shoplifting tsunami, bare
necessities are now rare luxuries on drug-store shelves across New York City. "It looks like the Third World," bemoaned
one Manhattan resident, after eyeing the aisles of a CVS on Sixth Avenue in Soho desperately low of toothpaste, face wash and
hand sanitizer, among a long list of other items. "They've all been stolen," a CVS employee told The [New York]
Post. State bail reform laws make shoplifting a promising career option for some New York City crooks. One man,
Isaac Rodriguez, 22, of Queens, was arrested for shoplifting 46 times this year alone, The Post exclusively reported last
week. The blame goes straight to the halls of power in Albany, said New York City top cop Dermot Shea.
police department prepares to fire up to 40% of its cops if they fail to get vaccinated. Seattle's police
department is preparing to fire up to 400 officers who have not yet had their Covid shot in line with the city's strict
vaccine mandate — despite already suffering staff shortages, rising crime rates and high 911 response times. The
Seattle Police Department has an October 18 deadline for all sworn personnel to turn in proof of COVID-19 vaccinations
or risk losing their jobs. As of Friday, 292 officers have yet to turn in proof of vaccination — or
27 percent of the department's 1,080 deployable police officers.
for a school shooter? While Jan. 6 defendants languish in prison as danger to the republic? Times have
changed. A school shooter with a raging grudge is now bailable. It's likely part of the Sorosian criminal justice
trend of letting absolutely everybody out. Sure, it starts with pot smokers and shoplifters. But it doesn't take
long for it to include child molestors and school shooters. This one got bail. Meanwhile, little old ladies,
assorted members of the public, and a goofus in a shaman suit complete with a horned hat remain imprisoned, some in solitary,
eight months after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, as a mortal danger to the republic. Yes, some should be punished, but this
is disproportionate and the time for that has come and gone. A school shooter gets let out on bail, while the Capitol
rioters, charged with "parading" continue to languish in prison? What's wrong with this picture?
records highest increase in nation's homicide rate in modern history, CDC says. The United States has just
recorded its highest increase in rates of homicide in modern history, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention. Provisional data from the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics, released early Wednesday, suggest
the homicide rate for the United States rose 30% between 2019 and 2020. It is the highest increase recorded in modern
history — and confirms through public health data a rise in homicides that so far had been identified only
through crime statistics.
The Editor says...
Homicide is not a disease. Why is the CDC involved in this?
Soros contributes $500,000 to defeat police funding initiative in Austin. For the second time in recent months,
billionaire socialist George Soros contributed money to influence Austin politics. He is contributing big bucks to
defeat Proposition A which, among other things, will fund the hiring of more police officers in the city. Proposition A
would establish a minimum staffing level for the Austin Police Department of 2 officers per 1,000. Austin is
experiencing an increase in attrition in police ranks which is now 15 to 20 departures per month this year. Austin is
the state capitol and a university town, too, so a fully staffed police department is a necessity for the safety and
protection of those living and visiting the city.
Facing 45 Charges of Child Sex Crimes Beaten by Fellow Inmates. A Texas man on trial for alleged sex crimes
against three children was reportedly assaulted upon his return to jail after the trial's recess last week, according to
KFDX. "Michael Corey is on trial by jury for 45 charges, including sexual assault, continuous sex abuse and inducing
sexual performance by a child," the outlet said Friday [10/1/2021].
cities forge ahead with their own police reforms. As police reform stalls at the federal level, some blue
states are forging ahead with their own law enforcement overhauls. State-level police reforms went into effect on
Friday in Maryland. One day earlier, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law a raft of reforms that will
change the rules for police conduct across the state. Both sets of reforms were aimed primarily at increasing scrutiny
of incidents involving officers in the field, adding layers of bureaucracy to misconduct allegations.
see political peril in replacing Minneapolis PD. As activists mobilized this summer to ask Minneapolis voters
to replace their police department, one of the first prominent Democrats to slam the plan was a moderate congresswoman who
doesn't even live in the city. Angie Craig declared it "shortsighted, misguided and likely to harm the very communities
that it seeks to protect." She warned that it could push out the city's popular Black police chief.
'Man of Steal' leads NYC's record-shattering shoplifting surge with 46 arrests. During just one illicit
shopping spree, on July 7 at the Jackson Heights Walgreens, Rodriguez took "10 units of Ensure, 12 Walgreens wipes, 15 units
of Sensodyne toothpaste and 8 units of Cetaphil lotion," court papers state. "This guy comes here every day stealing,
every single day. He comes and he steals," fumed the store manager. "We call 911 and make a report, and that's it.
Our company policy is if anyone comes, because of a safety issue, we cannot stop him. We cannot do anything." "They
steal and they sell," the manager groused. The manager said the Queens Klepto has been targeting his Jackson Heights store
for "at least a year, at least every single day. ... Whenever he goes to jail he stops. Sometimes he comes three,
four times [a day] to get all of a [certain] merchandise."
Disaster: Austin Police no longer to responding to 'non-life threatening' 911 calls. Starting Friday
[10/1/2021], Austin's sworn police officers will no longer be responding in person to non-emergency calls because of severe
staffing shortages, APD announced. The announcement comes after the Harris County Sheriff's Deputies Organization in
Houston warned residents that if they were "robbed, raped or shot" to "hold their breath and pray" because they might not
have the personnel to respond. The Austin no-response announcement includes vehicle collisions with no injuries and
burglaries no longer in progress or where the suspect has fled the scene. Instead of calling 911, residents are being
told to call 311 to file a non-emergency police report.
Films A Vanload Of People Looting Thousands Of Dollars Worth Of Items From A Target In Portland. This was the
moment a concerned citizen filmed a group of shoplifters, giving zero F's while they unloaded shopping cart after shopping
cart of stolen items from a Target in Jantzen Beach on Hayden Island in Portland. The man actually talks his way
through while he films several people load racks of clothing into a van while they seem to pay him no mind at all.
The man even films their license plate just before they drove off. Portland law basically lets people off scot-free if they
steal under 500 dollars worth of items so technically, this group can claim under 500 dollars each and get away with a tiny
slap on the wrist at best. [Video clip]
City Council member sounds alarm on 'disastrous consequences' of defunding police. The Austin Police Department
announced it will no longer respond to calls for "non-emergencies" after a cut to the police budget in 2020 led to staffing
shortages. Mackenzie Kelly, an Austin City Council member, said the decision to defund the police has led to
"disastrous consequences" in the city. The Austin City Council voted in August 2020 to cut up to $150 million —
roughly 34% — from the police budget. By the end of July, Austin reported that the number of homicides in 2021 had
already matched the total homicides in all of 2020. "A lot of what we're seeing happening starting today is coming home
to roost from that decision," Kelly said. "And it's disastrous."
Evidence That Defunding Police Wasn't a Good Idea. The surge in violent crime over the past year —
murders in particular — has been astounding and historic. The numbers back this up and paint a grim
picture. Property crime is generally down, but violent crime is way, way up. The murder rate rose by nearly 30%
in 2020, more than any other time in the last half-century. This is according to recently released statistics compiled
by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in its annual report on crime. The report shows that there were 4,901 more
murders committed in 2020 than in 2019. It's the largest single-year increase — by a wide margin —
in murder rate since the FBI began compiling these statistics in 1960.
casually rob California Marshalls as people watch, employees do not report crime. Multiple shoplifters in
California were seen brazenly stealing from a Marshalls location as the crime continues in the state. "People shopping
there were just kind of standing there watching. The only thing I figured I could do was get their identities and their
license plates and give them to somebody who will do something with them," witness Lindsey Rodriguez, a resident of Hemet who
recorded the suspects, told NBC4. Rodriguez said she saw one man stroll out of the store with his arms full of clothing
on Saturday evening [9/25/2021] in Hemet, and said one woman used wire cutters to sever security tags on expensive purses.
Shoplifters Rob Chicago Department Store In Broad Daylight. This is the new trend in all progressive cities
now. Cities that have decriminalized most 'soft' crimes such as shoplifting. Watch as these two shoplifters fill
bags with expensive perfumes in broad daylight and leave while people film. This was at the Ulta in Norridge at 4115 N
Harlem near the 16th district in Chicago. [Video clip]
inmate challenges strip-search by transgender guard. A Muslim inmate who was strip-searched by a transgender
guard at a Wisconsin men's prison has filed a federal lawsuit saying the search violated his faith and freedom of
religion. The case was heard Sept. 22 by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit based in
Chicago. A ruling is pending. Several experts on prisoners' rights and LGBTQ rights told The Washington Times the
case could be influential in constitutional and prison law.
California Put Coronavirus-Infected Inmates, Including Illegal Aliens, into Communities. A San Francisco
newspaper published a sympathetic feature about an illegal alien from Cambodia who had coronavirus when he was released from
California's San Quentin State Prison last July. [...] San Quentin had 2,258 cases during the pandemic, and 43 of those
people were released after testing positive, according to the [San Francisco] Chronicle.
deterrence. The current crime wave of murder and violent assault in our major cities is the wage of loud
efforts to defund the police and contextualize crimes as somehow society's rather than the criminal's fault. As a
result, lawbreakers now believe there is a good chance that robbing people or hurting or killing them might result in
monetary gain or at least bloody satisfaction. They no longer fear a likely sentence of 30 years in prison.
So, they see little risk in hurting people. And innocents suffer.
[are] fighting back as Chicago crime spills into Indiana. Chicago criminals are targeting Indiana and police
there say they are fighting back. "We've seen a lot of vehicles being stolen in Illinois or Chicago, crossing into the
Indiana state line, committing other crimes, drive-by shootings, homicides, burglaries," said Lake County Indiana Sheriff
Oscar Martinez, Jr. From fast cars to new technology, his department is using every means possible to catch up to
criminals. "They think if they get to the Illinois state line or Chicago that the Lake County Sheriff's Department will
not chase them. Well, that's incorrect," Sheriff Martinez said. To keep up with criminals, the department
purchased nine high-performance vehicles.
in U.S. murder rate [is the] biggest in 60 years. FBI data is expected to show murders in the U.S. increased by
nearly 30% in 2020 — the highest annual spike in at least 60 years, according to news reports. The agency's
Uniform Crime Report is set to be released Monday, but preliminary data temporarily uploaded to the FBI website showed
murders last year went up nearly 29% compared to 2019, The New York Times reported on Wednesday [9/22/2021]. If the data
remains unchanged, it will reportedly be the largest single-year increase since the 12.7% change in 1968.
Fear Leftist Solutions Much More Than Actual Problems. America's founding fathers named three essential rights
to which all men were entitled: Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It's as profound as it is
simple. At this very moment, though, all three of these fundamental, God-given rights are under a full assault by the
left. [...] Another obvious example came out of the Black Lives Matter movement as they called to defund the police.
Despite an overwhelming majority of black residents — in some of the hardest-hit urban communities, no
less — demanding a strong police presence, the cure for a few rogue officers was to eliminate them all. How
is this working out? Crime rates in these locations, especially murder rates, have returned to all-time highs. A
few bad cops might have killed one or two thugs by accident, but the alternative is now scores of bullet-ridden black
bodies. The cure (less police) is far worse and deadlier than the disease (moral decay in urban communities).
Left's Attempt to Hide Its Part in the 2020 Violent Crime Surge Collapses With One Study. Earlier this month,
NBC News pushed the idea that crime had fallen overall last year, citing a "center-left" group called "Third Way" for their
info. It was supposed to be a study meant to disprove Republicans who were pointing out that the crime waves hitting blue
states was thanks to various Democrat Party-backed causes. [...] According to Fox News, crime statistic experts pointed out
that Third Way's statistic tracking was "misleading at best" since their report combined seven types of violent crime and
merged them together, then applied this to 22 states. NBC News took this info and reported this statistic. [...]
The truth is that murders and assaults spiked after the media got ahold of the death of George Floyd and began pushing it on
America relentlessly during the 2020 elections.
calls for release of all Rikers inmates amid 'inhumane' jail conditions. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and
three other House Democrats from New York called on Mayor de Blasio and Gov. Hochul Tuesday to release all inmates held
on Rikers Island, citing a long-running pattern of "human right violations" at the jail. Ocasio-Cortez made the
extraordinary demand in a letter to de Blasio and Hochul issued jointly with Reps. Jamaal Bowman, Nydia Velazquez and
Jerrold Nadler, who chairs the powerful House Judiciary Committee. In addition to freeing the roughly 6,000 inmates on
the island, the four lawmakers wrote that the jail itself should be "immediately" shuttered and federal funding for its
200 People To Be Released From Rikers Friday After Gov. Hochul Signs 'Less Is More Act,' Calls.
Gov. Kathy Hochul acted to immediately free several hundred parolees from Rikers Island and made arrangements to move
several hundred more from the notorious jail complex to state lockups to ease the unsafe conditions at the troubled
facility. But the correction officers union is questioning the effectiveness of the actions in ending the crisis.
battle over the ballot, early voting begins in Minneapolis. After a battle over the ballot, early voting begins
Friday in Minneapolis. Residents will get to vote on the ballot question on whether to replace the Minneapolis Police
Department with a new department of public safety. The Minnesota Supreme Court reversed a decision blocking the city
from counting votes on the question. The question on the ballot, to which voters respond "yes" or "no," is as follows:
["]Shall the Minneapolis City Charter be amended to remove the Police Department and replace it with a Department of Public
Safety that employs a comprehensive public health approach [...] ["]
soars in Minneapolis as cops fear being unfairly targeted in woke viral videos. Proactive policing in
Minneapolis plunged dramatically following the murder of George Floyd last year, even as violent crime soared, a new analysis
reveals as the city prepares to vote on a ballot initiative to abolish the police department. In the year following
Floyd's death, traffic stops in Minneapolis plunged 74 percent, patrols of known problem areas were down
76 percent, and stops of suspicious people plunged 75 percent, according to a Reuters investigation.
Confidential police sources said that part of the slowdown was due to a staffing shortage amid an exodus from the department,
but that much of the reduction in policing was due to a fear of being caught up in an incident that could go viral in a
climate of anti-cop sentiment.
Texas Law Requires Cash Bail for Suspects Accused of Violent Crimes. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill
into law on Sept. 13 that requires cash bail for suspects who have allegedly committed violent crimes. The measure,
Senate Bill 6, was approved in the Texas House and Senate in August, following a delay that was triggered by dozens of House
Democrats fleeing the state to deny Republicans a quorum over a Republican-backed election overhaul bill. Known as the
Damon Allen Act, the legislation was named after a Texas state trooper who was killed in 2017 during a traffic stop by a
suspect who was free on $15,500 bond. The law now mandates that people accused of committing violent offenses can't be
released on personal bonds, which don't require a defendant to pay money, but require other measures such as monitoring.
Suspects believed to be involved in violent crimes will now have to post cash bail set by a court, the text of the
legislation reads. They can also pay a percentage to a bail bonds company to be released.
Criminals With Harsher Sentences Less Likely to Be Rearrested, Study Shows. Violent criminals in the United
States were less likely to be rearrested if they spent more time in prison before release, a large, long-term study has shown.
Nearly 77 percent of people imprisoned for a violent crime were arrested again within 10 years of release. The rate
was lower, though, for those who served harsher sentences than for those who served lighter ones, according to the study conducted
by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BLS [sic]). Of those who spent less than the median time in prison prior to release,
78.3 percent got rearrested. For those who served more than the median time, 66.4 percent were rearrested.
Among those with the harshest sentences of more than 80 months, 57.5 percent were rearrested, according to the recently
released report on the study. The study followed a sample of 76,000 state prisoners selected from more than 400,000 released
in 24 states in 2008.
Data Feared Lost From Dallas Police Computer Network. A massive amount of information on criminal cases dating
to July 2020 has been lost from the Dallas Police Department computer database, authorities revealed on Wednesday [9/8/2021].
In a statement, the Dallas County District Attorney's Office said the loss occurred in early April as the Dallas Police Department
performed a data migration from a computer network drive. About 14 terabytes of the 22 terabytes lost were recovered,
but the remaining eight terabytes are believed lost forever, according to the statement, and would have to be restored by new
investigative work. Most up-to-date personal computers have hard-drive memory capacities ranging from a half-terabyte to
police department in Missouri just resigned. The Hill reports the entire police department of Kimberling,
Missouri, has resigned "without immediate authority" to replace them. Police Chief Craig Alexander resigned on Aug. 23.
After that, the floodgates opened. The rest of the officers started resigning until there were none left.
Walk Out Of Lowe's With 2k Dollars Of Merchandise In Broad Daylight. Video of shoplifters stealing thousands of
dollars worth of electrical wires from a Lowe's store in Oregon has angered local residents. "It was so blatant, that's
what riled me up," Keizer, Ore., resident Andrew Sullivan, who filmed the incident, told the Keizer Times. "They were
just strolling through the parking lot, just riding the carts. [Video clip]
Joe Biden Is a Total
Failure. Biden's answer to the surge in violent crime rates across urban America is pious lectures about guns,
which incites both the anti-gun Left and the huge number of Americans (who consider their guns security against what
otherwise would be a riptide of crime) to believe that guns are about to be confiscated unconstitutionally. The answer
to crime rates is not in the suppression of access to guns for responsible citizens, as criminals always have guns; the
answer is in greater numbers of better-trained police personnel and longer sentences for violent criminals.
Chicago 'Anti-Violence Activists' Facing Felony Gun Charges While Out On Bail for Other Felony Gun Charges. The
criminal justice system in the city of Chicago might as well be called the "criminal's" justice system. With
prosecutors who don't prosecute and judges who don't hold violent criminal predators accountable, it's no wonder the city's
moniker is Murder City, USA. How bad is it in the Windy City? It's bad. It's so bad that three of Mayor
Lori Lightfoot's "anti-violence workers" were arrested in a single week on fresh felony gun charges, while out on bail for
other felony gun arrests. Including one so-called anti-violence worker who allegedly shot at two people and then
recently, allegedly on video, threatened to shoot another.
man, 29, who opened fire on cops after they shot him with a rubber bullet is acquitted of attempted murder. A
Minneapolis man charged with attempted murder after firing at police officers during the George Floyd protest was acquitted
of all charges after claiming he shot back in self defense. Jaleel Stallings, 29, was acquitted on Wednesday of
multiple charges stemming from a shooting last summer where he shot at the Minneapolis Police Department after they opened
fire on him with rubber bullets. The US Army veteran argued the shooting was in self-defense. He testified that
he fired three shots at an unmarked white van after he was struck in the chest with what turned out to be a nonlethal rubber
bullet fired by the MPD, the Associated Press reported.
Man Who Shot At Cops During George Floyd Protests 'Acquitted' After Claiming It Was 'Self Defense'. There is no
justice system in the United States and certainly not in Minneapolis. A Minnesota man who shot at police is acquitted
because it was self-defense. [...] When I was young, we were taught to respect police. In the mad world Obama/Biden
built, you can shoot at police and get off claiming self-defense. Police in Minnesota will soon be a thing of the
past. No one will want to be one.
Kamala Harris has blood
on her hands. Not in connection with Afghanistan — I doubt that she has had any influence on events
there — but as a result of her support for violent crime in Minnesota. In the wake of the George Floyd
riots, Harris contributed to the Minnesota Freedom Fund and encouraged others to do so as well. She did so on the
pretext that the Freedom Fund was bailing out "demonstrators" arrested in Minnesota, but of course no one was arrested for
demonstrating. Those bailed out were arsonists, aggravated assaulters and other serious criminals. Moreover, the
Minnesota Freedom Fund didn't restrict itself to bailing out those arrested in the summer of 2020. Rather, its efforts
to inflict violent crime on Minnesotans have continued to the present day. Last Sunday, an innocent man was murdered by
a criminal who had been charged with domestic assault but was sprung by Kamala Harris's Minnesota Freedom Fund just days earlier.
It's a reverse shakedown. It's also unsustainable.
Fran to start paying known criminals monthly stipend to stop killing, eligible for bonuses. One of America's
"wokest" cities, San Francisco, intends to start paying high-risk criminals to not shoot each other. Starting in
October, 10 known criminals will receive a $300 stipend every month that they abstain from busting some caps. The
chosen criminals will also be eligible for a $200/month bonus if they meet certain milestones like obtaining a job.
"The idea is to provide the small number of San Franciscans who authorities believe are most at risk of shooting
someone — or being shot — with an incentive to get help and stay out of trouble," according to the San
Francisco Examiner. "The initiative will pair participants with newly hired life coaches from the Street Violence
Intervention Program, known as SVIP, who will help them make the right choices and access services. The theory is that
the up to $500 stipend will serve as an incentive to participate — and stay engaged," the paper notes.
NYC Democrat wants to make crime victims help their attackers. Amid an increase in violent crimes and shootings
in New York City, a candidate for public office wants victimized New Yorkers to bear the burden of the crimes against
them. The radical "public safety" plan put forward by socialist candidate Tiffany Cabán — a shoo-in to
earn a spot on the City Council representing western Queens after November's election — would allow for victims of
violent crimes to help their attackers in the name of "restorative justice." The Democrat's woke, 48-page manifesto
would strip cops and courts of some of their most basic law enforcement roles — like sending violent perps to
prison. "Communities will be empowered to develop individualized strategies to help heal wounds of violence rather than
being forced to rely on policing and prisons as the only recourse," reads the policy from the Democratic Socialists of
America-backed candidate in the non-competitive race.
Democrats switch from 'defund' to 'refund' the police. The Democratic Party's quest to defund police forces, an
act in which it kowtowed to its hard-left-wing base, has come to a very bitter end. The resulting surge in violent
crime has produced a massive public backlash that threatens the careers of elected Democrats throughout the nation.
Naturally, the endangered species is trying to distance itself swiftly from the wreckage that "defund the police" has left
behind. The mayors of Portland and Seattle, who respectively slashed police funding by $15 million and $7.5 million
last year, are now moving to restore those budgets amid spikes in violent crime made worse because police officers are choosing
to retire rather than stay where their work is scorned by their employers. Something similar is happening in Chicago, where
last year, Mayor Lori Lightfoot demanded that the police force leave vacant positions unfilled as part of a broader drive to cut
police budgets. Lightfoot now faces a 60% increase in murders since 2019, and suddenly, she sees the light —
the police are not expendable, and the thin blue line between chaos and order cannot be allowed to get any thinner.
Sheriff Will No Longer Call Prisoners Inmates But Rather 'Residents' To Humanize Rapists And Murderers. The
Dane County Sheriff's Office is eliminating the term "inmate" from its official vocabulary. Sheriff Kalvin Barrett
announced the move Monday [8/16/2021], explaining the change is designed to "maintain the dignity and respect for all who are
involved in our criminal justice system," WMTV-TV reported. [Video clip]
outpace COVID-19 deaths in Washington, other major cities. Homicides are outpacing COVID deaths in the District
and in other major cities, prompting former law enforcement officials to sound the alarm on the nationwide effort on the part
of some activists and politicians to defund police departments. In the nation's capital, there were eight deaths from
COVID-19 in July. But the District recorded 20 homicides last month, bringing the year's total to 114, already
surpassing last year's homicides total of 109 with five more months to go. "We are all concerned about the
pandemic. We have a pandemic of violence that is sweeping this nation and we have an opportunity to stop it but it is
going to take leadership not just from law enforcement but from all levels," said Sgt. Betsy Brantner Smith, a
spokesperson for the National Police Association.
The Drossy Touch of
Joe Biden. Almost everything Joe Biden has touched since entering office has turned to dross. [...] After
Biden entered office, violent crimes ignited from the embers of the 120 days of mostly unpunished looting, arson, and
organized violence in the streets of America's major cities during summer 2020. Under Biden, jails were emptied.
Federal attorneys and emulative local DAs exempted offenders. Police were defamed and defunded. Punishing crime
was considered a racist construct. The result is that Americans now avoid the Dodge City downtowns of most of America's
crime-ridden blue cities. They accept that any urban pedestrian, any driver after hours, any commuter on a bus or
subway can be assaulted, robbed, beaten, raped, or shot — without any assurance that the media will fairly report
the crime, or that the criminal justice system will punish the perpetrators. In Biden's America looters prance into
drug stores and walk out with shopping bags of stuff, under the terrified gaze of security guards who guesstimate at least
they did not steal more than $950 of loot.
a dozen New York gang members arrested after allegedly plotting crimes on social media. Over a dozen members of
the East Harlem, New York, "Chico Gang" were indicted in a joint investigation between police and prosecutors Wednesday,
according to a press release from the Manhattan District Attorney's office. Officials indicted 13 members of the gang
on charges of conspiracy, attempted murder, including 21 alleged shootings that resulted in 12 victims, attempted assault and
weapons possession, according to the press release. The street gang has been present among two public housing projects
We in a Revolution and Don't Even Know It? Two years ago, it would have been considered absurd that youth would
ride bikes into drug stores and steal with impunity as security guards watched, or thieves could enter into Neiman-Marcus
department stores and skip out with thousands of dollars of rich people's favorites. Over $2 billion in "stuff" was
destroyed in 2020. And almost none of the violence was ever properly investigated, the perpetrators arrested, charged, tried,
convicted, sentenced, or incarcerated. In such revolutionary times, no one knows any more what is and is not a
crime. Illegally storming the border when positive for COVID-19? Destroying a public statue of George Washington or
Thomas Jefferson? Looting a corporate chain store? Knocking out an Asian-American septuagenarian? Or
turning over the tables of Jewish-Americans as they eat? Taking over municipal blocks and declaring the confiscation an
autonomous zone? Not crimes. "Illegal parading" inside the U.S. Capitol building? Crime.
uses final days as gov to commute [or] pardon 10 felons, including 3 tied to killings. Days after giving two
weeks' notice that he would resign his office amid a serial sexual harassment scandal, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is using the
unprecedented lame-duck period to grant clemency and pardons to 10 felons — including three convicts tied to
killings. [...] Cuomo commuted the sentence of Nehru Gumbs, 36, who was convicted of first-degree manslaughter and criminal
possession of a weapon and assault in 2005 — crimes committed when he was 18. Gumbs was fingered for the
brutal shooting death of an innocent bystander heading to his Canarsie home from a midnight church service on New Year's Eve
2004. Gumbs has served 17½ years of a 25-year sentence. He has served as the youth counselor at
Sing Sing prison and earned an associate's degree from Mercy College and is pursuing a job as a plumber.
Island residents frustrated over increasing crime. People who live on Hayden Island say the homeless crisis and
crime seem to be getting out of hand. They feel crime is rampant and, according to statistics, they're right.
Portland Police Bureau data show crime on Hayden Island is the worst it's been in the last five years. Property crimes
like theft, burglary and larceny make up the vast majority. [...] Interstate 5 running through the island makes it a prime
target; people coming from the south in Oregon or the north in Washington are able to quickly hop on and off the island to
commit crimes there or escape being caught. Residents see cars without license plates all over the neighborhood and
believe they're stolen and brought to the area to be stripped.
The Editor says...
Interstate 5 is not the culprit. Private automobiles are not the issue.
Soft-on-crime Democrat politicians and activist judges are the problem.
The solution is to build more prisons and eliminate early releases of violent criminals.
The word will get around, and crime will drop quickly.
My scooter was stolen last week.
Unknown to the thief, I hid two Airtags inside it. [Thread reader] I was able to use the Apple Find My
network and UWB direction finding to recover the scooter today. [...] Here are a few lessons learned if you're using Airtags
for theft recovery:
[#1] Use an Airtag adhesive that blends in and muffles noise. It's clear my thief was looking for them.
[#2] Do not turn on Lost Mode. It immediately alerts the thief they're being tracked.
[#3] Act quickly, before the anti-stalking feature kicks in.
Damage done to my handlebars was likely in response to the regular noises from the Airtag.
[#4] Limit your in-person interactions and always involve the police.
Don't try to retrieve your stolen goods until you have backup.
Bad Path of Relativizing the Rule of Law. Progressive leaders have tacitly permitted criminals to run life off
the tracks and ruin it by relativizing the rule of law and behaving as if it applies to everyone else but them.
Conceptually, enforcing the law is the solution, but progressives don't see it that way. America's cities are
testaments to the abject failures of these policies because violent crime has escalated, especially murder. Yet
progressive district attorneys adamantly refuse to prosecute them. Moreover, the movement to eliminate cash bail
steadily gained traction as it has in New York, which attenuates accountability. It is incumbent upon district
attorneys to prosecute all those who commit violent crimes. But district attorneys Larry Krasner in Philadelphia and
Cyrus Vance, Jr. in New York don't see it that way. According to Niall McCarthy, a data journalist for Statista, the
world's leading statistical database, murder rates have risen 52% and 32%, respectively, in those jurisdictions during the
first half of 2020 when compared to the same period in 2019.
Confidence in Our Institutions Collapses. Sometimes, stories that appear unrelated share common foundations and
have cumulative effects, far more serious than any one does individually. Highlighting these common features tells us
something profound about our society and its troubles. That's the case with four stories over the past few days.
The first two involve police. One concerns a New York City gang member who attacked multiple officers and shot one of
them. The suspect had more than 25 prior arrests for guns, drug offenses, and other crimes. He was known to be
part of a gang affiliated with the "Bloods." Yet Jerome Roman was roaming the streets, gun in hand, out on bail. It
is a story repeated dozens of times each week across the country. The second story involves the inability of Portland,
Ore., to recruit police to fight the city's stunning murder epidemic. For some reason, Portland just can't find people
willing to join the special unit designed to stop the killings.
reforms cause 'confusion and uncertainty,' WA police say. Several new police reform laws took effect in
Washington last week, requiring de-escalation by police and restricting their use of force. The new laws are proving to
be controversial among law enforcement agencies, with police chiefs pointing to confusion over how they should be
implemented. But supporters say the new laws reflect the public will, and should be given time to work. The
state's new "use of force" law raises the bar for when police can detain someone who is running away. Within days of
the law taking effect, the Pierce County Sheriff's office said those new restrictions prevented deputies from pursuing a
murder suspect in Puyallup.
monitoring for violent criminals in Chicago and Cook County is a failure. The far-left has taken over many
elected prosecutor's offices, including Chesa Boudin in San Francisco, George Gascon in Los Angeles County, Marilyn Mosby in
Baltimore, and Kim Foxx in Cook County, where Chicago is the county seat. As I sadly live in Crook County I'm
going focus on Foxx, Cook County's state's attorney and Jussie Smollett's protector, who among other things, refuses to
prosecute shoplifters with a felony unless they are accused of stealing merchandise worth more than $1,000. Foxx is
also a huge supporter of electronic monitoring of criminal suspects. Small-time crooks often move on to bigger
crimes. The "broken-windows" practice of policing that Rudy Giuliani put into place during his eight years as mayor of
New York — his cops aggressively cracked down on petty criminals — led to a major decrease in violent
crime. [...] The soft-on-crime approach of Foxx has been a disaster for Cook County residents, particular minorities who Foxx
claims to champion.
You've made your bed, now lie in it.
wants to walk back defunding the police but officers don't want the jobs. Last June Portland's Mayor Ted
Wheeler, who is also the police commissioner, decided to put an end to the Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) as part of an
effort to reimagine policing. The $6 million that would have gone to the team was redirected " toward communities of
color." Even at the time the assistant chief of police warned their could be serious consequences. [...][ Daryl Turner,
the head of Portland's Police Union issued a similar warning. "That is going to cripple us in our ability to be able to
stop violence in the streets of the city of Portland," he said. After the GVRT was cut, the number of shootings and
murders in Portland skyrocketed. Last September there were 110 shootings in Portland, a 243% jump compared to a year
earlier. At the end of the year, Portland had more than 900 shootings, double the previous year. The spike in
violence continued into 2021.
Boudin stands up for shoplifters and drug dealers. San Francisco's broad-daylight retail heists have shocked
the nation in their brazenness. They've triggered the closings of stores, such as Walgreens, and the shortening of
hours from retail giants such as Target. Forty-four percent of city is planning to move out, with 80% citing
out-of-control crime. But the shoplifters have got a defender, too — in San Francisco District Attorney
Chesa Boudin. So do the drug dealers. The only problems out that Chesa sees are the victims. Which tells us
a lot about the state of moral bankruptcy of the wokester movement, and what the New Yorker dismisses as the "backlash."
We Have to Watch Their Wretched Movie All Over Again? Calendar year 2020 saw a 25% increase in homicides, the
highest since 1960 and higher than in any single year in the 1965-75 decade when the number of violent crimes almost
tripled. They seem to be rising by similar rates this year. Many people don't like to admit it, but this is
obviously a result of the de-policing movement urged by Black Lives Matter and cheered on by liberal editorial writers,
corporate moguls and Silicon Valley monopolists. They applauded and declared exempt from COVID-19 restrictions the
"mostly peaceful" demonstrations against supposed systemic police misconduct. Few, if any, deplored the nearly 600
violent riots that caused some $2 billion in damage. If the experience of the 1960s is a guide, this will severely
damage modest-income neighborhoods for decades after.
Police Chief Attributes Rise In Violent Crime To Felons Released On Low Or No Bonds. Denver Police Chief Paul
Pazen has had it. He says his officers are arresting a record number of armed felons, but the Denver County Court and
Denver District Attorney's Office are releasing them with low or no bonds. In a desperate attempt to address the issue,
he's forming a partnership with federal agents so the cases will be heard in federal court instead, where prosecutors and
judges show less leniency toward violent offenders. Pazen says a DPD officer and federal agent will respond together to
active shooting scenes and review cases involving felons who are accused of illegally having a weapon.
Absurdity, and Dishonesty — The Democrat Party's Playbook. Amid the turmoil and trauma in the
aftermath of George Floyd dying in police custody (for which Officer Derrick Chauvin was convicted and sentenced for murder),
the outpouring of emotion and outrage became a call to "Defund the Police." [...] Nature abhors a vacuum, and human nature is
just the same. It is a sad fact that we live in a fallen world and when lawful authority exits or is diminished,
criminals will enter and increase. It was entirely predictable and has happened as predicted. There is a crime
wave sweeping the nation in those cities and municipalities run by liberal, "woke" Democrat politicians. Minorities and
the poor have suffered the most. This has not helped but has added immeasurable suffering, misery, and
devastation. Do these elected Democrats display any sense of accountability or responsibility for such a poorly
conceived policy? NO! They trot out talking points and try to blame Republicans for the mess they made.
top cop blames current wave of deadly gun violence on courts letting out violent offenders from jail too
quickly. Chicago's top officer once again took aim at the city's court system by saying judges released violent
offenders into the street amid a wave of gun violence in the city during a press conference on Monday [7/26/2021].
Police Superintendent David Brown said the city could not risk having violent criminals in the streets after last week's
mayhem, which left at least 12 people dead and 70 injured across the Windy City. 'What we can do different is challenge
the courts to render Chicago safe,' Brown said in the televised conference. 'Holding offenders in jail longer, not
releasing murderers back into our community. That's what we can do different.'
control for California female prisons as 'trans women' move in. A reader emails: Wow. CA is just
packed with genius. Here's another brilliant idea. Let male prisoners who "identify as female" to be housed with
women in prison. [...] Thomas Lifson adds: How many rapes will there be? Given the level of violence in men's
prisons, which these biological males understandably want to escape, my guess is that there will be a lot. Crickets
from NOW and the media feminists.
mayors in 20 cities that have slashed police budgets also use millions of taxpayers' dollars to fund their own personal
security. At least 20 mayors from cities that have called to defund the police enjoy the perks of private
security at a cost to taxpayers of millions of dollars a year. In February, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced
plans to redirect $120 million from the police department to a combination of new and existing programs. Meanwhile,
the city spent $2.6 million to protect her in 2020, a number that will likely increase this year.
Democrats Don't Care About Crime. American cities are reeling from increased crime ranging from burglary and
arson to murder. Americans, rightly, are concerned — except for Democrat officials. San Francisco, a
bastion of progressive stupidity, is among the hardest hit cities — yet the San Francisco lunatics who run the
city claim anyone concerned with rising crime is a white supremacist. This is common from among the Democrat
intelligentsia and leadership. To understand why Democrats don't care about crime, we must turn to two prophets of the
new anti-American ideology. Antonio Gramsci and Michel Foucault are essential to understand to enter the deluded mind
of the modern progressive and why they are happy to let American cities burn rather than confront crime and stop the
desecration of America's once iconic cities.
Keywords: Flip-flop, lesson learned the hard way, oops, about face.
deadly weekend, Seattle's mayor says it's time to rebuild police force that has lost 250 officers. There were
four people killed in Seattle early Sunday, plus at least six more injured in unconnected shootings. That was in
addition to another deadly shooting that happened Friday night bringing the weekend total to five deaths. [...] Today Mayor
Jenny Durkan gave a press conference about the weekend violence in which she pointed out that lack of police staffing was
part of the problem. "Over the past 17 months the Seattle Police Department has lost 250 police officers," Durkan
said. She continued, "We're on path to losing 300 officers. We are creating meaningful alternatives but as I said
last year the city has an obligation to still continue constitutional policing and respond to 911 calls.
Breaking the Crime Wave.
A contagion of crime and a growing epidemic of drug abuse afflicted the nation as well and infected almost every community
and neighborhood in America. The Big Apple has gone from one of the safest metropolitan areas in America to a city terrorized
by a nearly 100 percent increase in shootings and a stunning 44 percent rise in murder last year. In April,
police in Brooklyn stopped a man named Takim Newson for suspicion of driving under the influence. When Newson admitted
that he was high, the officer asked him to step out of the car. Instead, Newson sped away, dragging the officer several
yards. Newson then tried to rob a 66-year-old woman in her home and stole a car. After a manhunt, he was
apprehended and put in jail. But what's remarkable is that he should have been behind bars to begin with: he had been
charged with attempted murder two months before but had been released without bail, against the advice of even his own
defense attorney. This story of weak-on-crime policies resulting in pain and suffering for innocent Americans and
selfless police is not unique. It has played out in countless communities across the country.
Is Experiencing a Crime 'Tsunami': Sacramento DA. According to a Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC)
released in 2021, four major cities in the state have encountered an increase in homicide and car thefts. Los Angeles,
Oakland, San Diego, and San Francisco are experiencing such heightened crime, following a drop in violent crime in March 2020
when the COVID-19 pandemic began. Data provided by PPIC shows that in 2020, Los Angeles reported a 40 percent homicide
increase from 2019; Oakland reported a 36 percent increase. San Francisco and San Diego both reported increases from 41
to 48 percent and 50 percent to 55 percent, respectively. In January and February 2021, violent crime fell 12 percent
compared to the first few months of 2020. PPIC attributed the decrease to fewer robberies and aggravated assaults. Out of the
four cities, Oakland was the only one that recorded an increase in aggravated assaults, of about 10 percent.
The Editor says...
Crime statistics are meaningless if whole categories of crime are ignored; for example, thefts under $950.
Ignoring felonies doesn't reduce crime, it only reduces crime statistics.
Police Chief Unloads on Lax Court System after Shooting: 'You Cannot Coddle Violent Criminals'. Washington,
D.C., police chief Robert J. Contee III slammed what he described as a malfunctioning justice system on Friday morning
following a shooting in the crowded 14th street commercial district Thursday night. [Tweet] Gunmen shot two people on
the city's upscale 14th Street, in an incident captured on video. Police have recorded 105 homicides in the city so far
this year, while 2020 saw a 16-year high of 198 homicides.
Hands Are Tied': San Francisco Locals Demand Change To Stop Brazen Crime. San Francisco local businesses and
employees are calling for change as they describe increasingly brazen shoplifting and car break-ins. Many residents
told Fox News they believe changing California law Proposition 47 is the solution. "The police are actually wonderful,
their hands are tied, that's what's going on out here." Gianni, a local who works in Fisherman's Wharf, told Fox News.
San Francisco Police Department's Public Information Officer, Robert Rueca explained "There's a threshold of 950 dollars that
needs to be met in order for a misdemeanor to turn into a felony when it comes to theft."
leaders struggle with rising crime after cutting police. Crime in Washington, D.C., is on the rise as city
leaders grapple with fixes to public safety problems that are, in part, of their own creation. A pair of
headline-grabbing shootings dragged the district into the spotlight over the weekend, renewing focus over the city's decision
to cut millions of dollars from its police budget in response to pressure from activists. On Friday [7/16/2021],
6-year-old Nyiah Courtney was killed while riding her scooter during a drive-by shooting that left five adults injured.
A day later, gunfire outside Nationals Park stadium sent baseball fans scrambling for cover in the ensuing chaos that led
league officials to postpone the game.
to shoplift: Two thieves brazenly stroll out of TJ Maxx with armfuls of clothes. Two men casually walked
out of a Los Angeles area TJ Maxx with their arms full of what appears to be stolen goods as brazen shoplifters continue to
rampage through California retail stores. Viral video posted earlier this week shows two men carrying armfuls of jeans,
jackets and other apparel as they casually saunter out of a TJ Maxx in the Granada Hills section of the San Fernando Valley
north of Los Angeles. 'That looks great,' one man is heard saying in the video as the two men head toward the door with
the stolen loot, making no haste as they leave.
Soros Funnels $1M To Defund the Police as Violent Crime Surges. George Soros is funneling money to support
defunding the police, a cause that cost Democrats politically in the 2020 election as violent crime spiked across the
country. Soros gave $1 million to Color Of Change PAC on May 14, according to records filed with the Federal Election
Commission. It is the progressive billionaire's largest political contribution of the 2021 election cycle and his first
to the political action committee since 2016. The contribution from one of the Democratic establishment's biggest donors
could further undercut the party's efforts to downplay allegations that it backs defunding police departments.
Republicans have hammered Democrats over their position on policing as violent crime has skyrocketed nationwide. As
part of the effort to beat back the allegations, the White House has accused Republicans of supporting the defund
movement — a claim the liberal Washington Post gave "three Pinocchios" earlier this month.
Is What's Become Of California Since They Decriminalized Shoplifting. This is what is happening daily in California
these days now that legislators voted in Prop 47, where thefts under $950 will not be prosecuted, so cops will not bother
showing up. The account shared a shocking video Tuesday of what they call an "organized shoplifting crew" hitting a
TJ Maxx store in La Canada Flintridge, an L.A. environ. The video shows two black men casually strolling out of the
store with their arms full of merchandise still on their hangers. One of the men carries a large, oversized duffle bag on
his back, clearly filled with more items.
a minute to consider the damage leftism does to America. In California, robberies of items worth less than $950
are misdemeanors, not felonies. Moreover, in both San Francisco and Los Angeles, the prosecutors whom George Soros
placed in office will not prosecute crimes. They exist to protect criminals, not law-abiding citizens. And that
is how you end up with this video: [Video clip]
Shocking Video Shows Just How Brazen Crime In California Has Become. California's slide into chaos has not been
an accident. A huge reason for the striking rise in homelessness and both petty and violent crime is Prop 47, a bill
deceptively titled the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act. The actual bill couldn't be further from the title. It
reduces the penalties for felony crimes, allows for early release of violent criminals, changes some violent felonies to
misdemeanors, and allows criminals to steal up to $950 dollars per day in property without prosecution. As a result,
police officers are less and less likely to respond to calls reporting petty theft, as there isn't much they can do with a suspect.
vendors overrun the Bronx after police responsibilities canceled. New York City put a new law into effect this
year that "relieved" the police of the responsibility of managing illegal street vending operations and sidewalk gambling
activities. This was part of the movement to defund or abolish the police. Instead of having cops maintain the
situation, that responsibility was handed over to a group of civilian "intervention" specialists. The theory behind
this law was that confrontations with the police over so-called "quality of life" crimes could lead to more instances where
the police would need to use force to clear the streets and gain compliance. The problem is that the new agency tasked
with these responsibilities was given no authority to confiscate goods or take anyone into custody. They aren't even
allowed to demand to see the identification of the people they "intervene" with. Would anyone care to take a guess as
to what happened next?
The American Descent
into Madness. [Scroll down] Crime is another current absurdity. There exists a mini-industry of
internet videos depicting young people, disproportionately African American males, stealing luxury goods from Nieman-Marcus
in San Francisco, clearing a shelf from a Walgreens with impunity, or assaulting Asian Americans. These iconic moments
may be unrepresentative of reality, but given the mass transfers and retirements of police, and the frightening statistics of
large increases in violent crime in certain cities, the popular conception is now entrenched that it is dangerous to walk in
our major metropolises, either by day or at night. Chicago has turned into Tombstone or Dodge City in the popular
imagination. Scarier still is the realization that if one is robbed, assaulted, or finds one's car vandalized, it is
near certain the miscreant will never be held to account. Either the police have pulled back and find arrests of
criminals a lose-lose situation, or radical big-city district attorneys see the law as a critical legal theory construct, and
thus will not enforce it. Or the criminal will be arrested and released within hours. So a subculture has
developed among Americans, of passing information about where in the country it is safe, where it is not, and where one can
go, where one cannot. This is clearly not America, but something bizarre out of Sao Paulo, Durban, or Caracas.
is releasing 76K inmates early, including violent felons. With little notice, California on Saturday is
increasing early release credits for 76,000 inmates, including violent and repeat felons, as it further trims the population
of what once was the nation's largest state correctional system. More than 63,000 inmates convicted of violent crimes
will be eligible for good behavior credits that shorten their sentences by one-third instead of the one-fifth that had been
in place since 2017. That includes nearly 20,000 inmates who are serving life sentences with the possibility of parole.
Gardner's St Louis Prosecutors Don't Show Up To Court, Known Felon Accused of First Degree Murder Released.
This is just incredible. Jaw dropping. Circuit Attorney Kimberly M Gardner is the same prosecutor filing
charges against the McCloskeys for defending their home in Saint Louis. Incredibly her office was charging a
previously convicted felon with first-degree murder, and the prosecutor assigned to the case took maternity leave leaving
no one to show up in court. After three missed court hearings by prosecutors, the judge was forced to drop a
murder case because no one other than the defense, a public defender, was showing up in court. This is a
jaw-dropping example of a prosecutors office is a state of horrible mismanagement. Compounding the issue
Ms. Gardner doesn't even attempt to justify the collapse of the justice system; she just says whoopsie.
Travis County DA Garza Drops Indictment Against Cop, Claims 'New Evidence'. There may be a movie's worth of
drama going on inside the Travis County (Texas) District Attorney's Office. Jose Garza won that office on a platform
of, basically, letting criminals go free and indicting cops. Voters should pay more attention to what local
office-seekers are saying. Sometimes they actually mean it, and Garza did. If Austin had a dashboard, all the
lights would be blinking red. Austin, the capital of Texas and the heart and seat of Travis County, has suffered at
least 47 homicides in 2021. Violent crime is spiking. Police officers are leaving in droves, leaving the streets
much less defended from crime than before. That wasn't Garza's doing, Austin Mayor Steve Adler led the defunding of APD
in August 2020 (and has proceeded to gaslight the city that he didn't), but that together with Garza's pro-release priorities
are putting convicted felons back on the streets, where they are emboldened, while police officers face hostility from the
Austin government, forced critical race theory indoctrination (more on that in due time), and the demoralizing prospect of
facing an indictment from Garza, even if their cases have already been adjudicated.
Boudin's free pass for shoplifters drives San Francisco store owners to lock all goods behind glass cases. San
Francisco is famous for its tech trend-setting, but here's a different kind of trend-setting now that it's got a leftist
prosecutor who won't do his job: Shopping from behind locked glass-case barriers. Not just some goods, but now,
all the goods. Here's what appears to be a citizen video, from someone trying to get the attention of the local press,
of the Safeway supermarket at Church and Market in an area between the Mission district and the Castro district.
[Tweet] Obviously, this is an attempt to thwart shoplifters, given the retail theft free-for-all going on in that
city. The problem didn't just crop up out of nowhere, it's the result of city policy. Radical left-wing District
Attorney Chesa Boudin, raised by Bill Ayers, and formerly Hugo Chavez's advisor, has declared shoplifting effectively legal
if the value of the stolen goods is under $950.
Policies Won't Stop the Crime Wave. With last year's devastating homicide spike continuing, some proponents of
"progressive" criminal-justice reforms are more convinced than ever that they have the right approach. Eric Levitz,
writing at New York's Intelligencer blog, views 2020's 30 percent year-over-year increase in murder not as a political
liability but as yet another reason to support a progressive reform agenda — one that reduces the footprints of
incarceration and policing. [...] Levitz offers the usual battery of non-policing approaches: investing in preschool, summer
jobs, and violence-interruption programs; increasing the minimum wage; expanding health insurance; and erecting barriers to
firearm acquisition. The available evidence lends some support to the idea that these tactics can reduce crime.
But they don't — on their own or together — offer the same reliability and extensibility that the
traditional methods of policing and incarceration do.
can't connect the dots. It is understandable that some people believe that Democrat mayors, like Bill de Blasio
of N.Y. and Lori Lightfoot of Chicago, are bringing their cities down on purpose. How else can one explain such
cluelessness and inability to envision the dreadful outcomes of their reckless policies? Blue cities release criminals
from jail, refuse to prosecute serious crimes, and cut police budgets. Much of the population, including the most
vulnerable, are able to make a connection to soaring crime, but they are made to survive the consequences of corruption, lack
of vision, and failed leadership. The left cannot or will not connect the dots because leftists play by their own rules
and don't seem to care about the results.
sex workers rampant in open-air prostitution market amid lax enforcement. [Scroll down] When the police
ride through — in both marked and unmarked cars — business mostly carries on without
interruption. While cruising down the block one night, a cop flashed the lights of their unmarked car in an apparent
attempt at deterrence but took no other action. Current and former vice cops told The [New York] Post that there's little
incentive to make arrests, with the office of Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez moving away from prosecuting
prostitution cases, a shift that began in mid-2019. In January, Gonzalez's office moved to vacate some 262 warrants
stemming from prostitution cases dating back to 2012.
to stop charging criminals for many offenses. Law enforcement and the incarceration of known criminals is such
a 20th-century concept, right? That seems to be the message once again coming out of Los Angeles now that ultra-liberal
George Gascon is in charge of the county District Attorney's office. The latest announcement coming from the LAPD is
that more suspects who are arrested for a variety of non-violent crimes, including some felonies, will not be taken to court,
prosecuted, or put in jail. Instead, they will be "diverted" to community support programs and social services.
Rather than incarceration, the suspects will be provided with "care and treatment" without facing the stigma of being treated
like a criminal. And just as a reminder, this new policy is being put in place at the same time that the city is facing
a historic surge in crimes of all types.
San Francisco shoplifting video goes viral, officials argue thefts aren't rampant. A flurry of shoplifters in
masks and hooded jackets sprinted from a downtown Neiman Marcus last week and into getaway cars with armfuls of designer
handbags — a scene captured on video and raising fears that rings of thieves were hitting retail businesses. The
incident, which remains under investigation, was only the latest to give an impression of lawlessness running rampant in San
Francisco's stores, where people have been caught on recordings openly swiping products seemingly without repercussion.
But city leaders are pushing back at that image after the release Monday [7/12/2021] of a midyear public safety report. Police
data shows overall thefts are down 9 percent in the first six months of the year compared to the same period in 2020, when the
city was on lockdown and many businesses closed during the onset of the pandemic.
health clinicians will start answering some 911 calls in Chicago — instead of cops. For the first time in
Chicago, some 911 calls for mental health emergencies won't be answered by police officers but by mental health professionals
paired with paramedics. In one pilot program starting this fall, a paramedic will be dispatched with a mental health
clinician for "behavioral health calls." In another, a paramedic will work with a "recovery specialist" on calls involving
substance abuse. Mental health clinicians will be on hand at the 911 center to monitor situations, but questions remain
how well these new responders will be able to de-escalate violence that can erupt during such calls. The "alternative
response" programs are being launched amid continuing debate over the role of police after the killing of George Floyd by a
Minneapolis police officer last spring.
York inmates offered food, conjugal visits, more to get COVID vaccine. State prison officials are so desperate
to get inmates vaccinated against COVID-19 that they're dangling care packages, barbecue parties and even conjugal visits,
according to a memo issued this week to the nearly 34,000 jailbirds. A mere 45 percent of New York's incarcerated
felons have been inoculated, compared to more than 70 percent of the law-abiding population, Acting Corrections and Community
Supervision Commissioner Anthony Annucci wrote. Meanwhile, "many other state prison populations have much higher
vaccination rates," Annucci lamented. "To encourage you to do your part in this fight, the Department will implement an
incentive program," he wrote Wednesday.
increase in police resignations after Black Lives Matter protests in 2020: study. A new study by several
academic researchers indicates a rising trend in U.S. police resignations over the past year, one that appears to have been
exacerbated by the Black Lives Matter-led riots and protests that swept the country last year and generated a massive wave of
anti-police criticism. The study, written by University of Nebraska Distinguished Associate Professor of Criminology
Justin Nix and University of Utah PhD candidates Scott Mourtgos and Ian Adams, found that within "a large police department
in the western US" voluntary police resignations "increased by 279%" following last year's protests against the killing of
Minneapolis resident George Floyd[.] Noting their model "predicts that resignations will continue at an elevated
level," the researchers urge officials to "be prepared to confront workforce decline and increased voluntary turnover."
The team undertook the study "because we'd seen all the headlines about cops quitting at higher rates, but hadn't seen any
rigorous analyses," Nix told Just the News via email.
The Editor says...
It is not necessary to conduct a study to verify the obvious. Anyone with the ability to make a logical deduction and a
reasonable inference can see that the 2020 race riots were more than most cops bargained for when they signed up for their
law enforcement jobs — especially since the rioters almost completely escaped punishment. A rigorous analysis
of the problem isn't necessary. Solutions are more valuable.
criminal' who shot random couple at Houston aquarium before killing himself was released from jail on bond in
April. The gunman in a murder-suicide at the Houston aquarium was a career criminal who suffered from mental
illness and was out on bond at the time of the shooting. Danny Cazares, 39, fatally shot Gabriel Moriones Vargas, 28,
and injured his wife before tuning the gun on himself in a seemingly random act of violence on Thursday night. Houston
police said in a statement that Cazares had a history of mental illness and was arrested three times in the last year.
All three times, he was released from jail on bond.
Many Cities In America, The Criminals Are Starting To Gain Firm Control Of The Streets. Every week the
horrendous crime wave that is sweeping across America seems to get even worse. In some of our largest cities, looting,
murder and violence are becoming a way of life, and authorities seem powerless to do anything about it. Is this what we
can expect life in the United States to look like moving forward? All over the globe, people are watching us, and they
are stunned by what they have been witnessing. Criminals are wildly out of control, and many of our largest cities are
being transformed into extremely violent war zones.
released on $15,000 bond as Jan. 6 protesters held indefinitely without bail. Behold the breadth of brazenness
in our two-tiered justice system. In one America, we have career violent criminals released on low bail after murder
and attempted murder, when the victim is terrified the criminal will attack again if not jailed. In the other America,
we have Trump supporters arrested for nonviolent acts of "trespassing" upon public property when Capitol Police held the
doors to the building open — yet they are kept in jail for months without bail, despite no criminal record. [...]
Earlier this week, WMC-TV news in Memphis reported on Lachrisa Oliver, a Memphis woman who survived a shooting in March who
must now deal with the release of the alleged perpetrators into her neighborhood headed into the trial. Tajuana and
Teuana Ayers, along with an unnamed juvenile suspect, were arrested for a March 3 shooting that left Lachrisa in critical
condition and her nephew dead on her doorstep. Shockingly, Tajuana and Teuana, despite the murder and attempted murder
charges, were released on just $15,000 and $25,000 bonds respectively.
🎶 You seize 16 tons, and what do you get? 🎶
worth of marijuana seized in massive drug bust in California. Authorities in Southern California have seized more than
16 tons of marijuana worth an estimated $1.19 billion, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials said Wednesday.
The 10-day sting is the largest eradication of illegal marijuana cultivations in the history of the department. The operation,
which began on June 8, resulted in 22 felony arrests, 109 misdemeanor arrests, and 19 arrests from water theft enforcement
teams, officials said. More than 200 locations were served with search warrants. Nearly 375,000 marijuana plants and
33,480 pounds of harvested marijuana were seized, along with 65 vehicles, 180 animals and $28,000.
'Minneapolis Effect' Caused Last Year's Spike in Violent Crime. The spike in violent crime last year was a
serious departure from recent crime patterns over the last several decades. In fact, 2020 was likely the deadliest year
for gun-related homicides since 1999. According to the Gun Violence Archive, more than 19,000 people died of gun
violence in 2020. This spike was particularly acute in major cities across the country. For example, Minneapolis saw a
95% year-over-year increase in homicides between May and Aug. 1. In Chicago, homicides more than doubled in July 2020,
compared to 2019. And New York experienced a 50% increase in homicides and a 112% increase in shootings. Sadly, that is
only the tip of the iceberg of cities that experienced this surge. What caused that sudden spike? Paul Cassell, a law
professor at the University of Utah and a former federal judge, persuasively answers that question in a recent law review article.
City. People are fleeing California in general, and San Francisco in particular, in droves. As to San
Francisco, the fundamental problem is lawlessness. Which means not just violent crime, which the city has in abundance,
but a breakdown in the fundamental norms of civilization that make urban living possible. The main problem is that San
Francisco's far-left city administration has decided not to prosecute theft. The result, naturally, is an epidemic of
theft. Thus Target, for example, is now closing its San Francisco stores at 6 p.m. [...] How low has San Francisco
sunk? Check out this video of thieves openly stealing handbags and similar products from a Neiman Marcus store:
happening in San Francisco goes far beyond 'shoplifting'. We're hearing a lot about the overwhelming number of
murders and attempted murders in Chicago and New York. San Francisco, however, has gone in a different direction.
It seems to have become the "shoplifting" capital of America. This honor goes along with its long having been the
capital of America for car break-ins. It's so bad that I know suburbanites who refuse to drive in the City. The
latest "shoplifting" video is an impressive one, showing a whole gang of thieves racing out of San Francisco's Neiman Marcus
store on Union Square, clutching what appears to be thousands of dollars in handbags.
shopper posts video of horde of shoplifters fleeing Neiman Marcus. A video posted to Instagram captures yet
another brazen act of shoplifting in San Francisco, this time at the luxury department store Neiman Marcus where at least
ten people stole armfuls of designer goods and then fled without anyone trying to stop them. The footage reveals the
shoplifters leaving the Union Square store, each carrying bags of stolen items with the security tags still dangling off of
them. The perpetrators then ran in different directions, with a few speeding away from the scene in a white sedan.
One person watching says, 'They can't do anything,' perhaps referring to security at Neiman Marcus.
Genesis of Our American Collective Meltdown. [Scroll down] The Left says it has not defunded the police
because there are still police to be seen. But progressives have done something far more insidious: America has
destroyed police deterrence by a year of anti-police venom, by prosecutors selectively and asymmetrically exempting the
arrested, and by prompting police retirements, resignations or simple slowdowns. There is now in the minds of all
big-city cops a constant cost-to-benefit calculation: going into the inner city has become a lose/lose/lose/lose/lose
proposition in which a 911 call from the danger zone can get an officer killed, injured, fired, suspended, imprisoned, or
rendered a fool, as the successfully arrested are summarily let go.
Walgreens make drastic changes due to increase in San Francisco thefts. According to the California Retailer's
Association three cities in our state are among the top 10 in the country when it comes to organized retail crime — Los
Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento. Already we are seeing the negative impact it is having in San Francisco with
stores permanently shutting down or closing early. It has become one of the most pressing issues in our city today.
Target has now acknowledged that San Francisco is the only city in America where they have decided to close some stores early
because of the escalating retail crime.
polls horribly on his handling of rising crime. Americans are giving President Biden dismal ratings on his
handling of rising crime, a new poll found. The ABC News/Washington Post poll released Friday morning revealed that
just 38 percent of Americans approve of the 46th commander-in-chief's response to recent crime spikes nationwide. On
the other side, 48 percent said they disapproved. As crime rates have continued to surge, lawmakers have been quick
to point fingers to avoid their party taking blame. Republicans have largely argued that Democrats' efforts to defund the
police, remove qualified immunity for police officers and introduce cashless bail have all contributed to the budding crisis.
Orders Minneapolis to Hire More Police Officers Amid Crime Surge. A judge on July 1 ruled in favor of a group
that filed a lawsuit demanding more police officers be brought into the city, after city council members and activist groups
advocated to replace the police department following the death of George Floyd. Hennepin County District Judge Jamie
Anderson issued a writ of mandamus ordering the city to hire more police officers, specifically that Minneapolis should have
at least 730 officers or .0017 of the 2020 census population, whichever is higher, by the end of June 2022. An
unprecedented number of officers quit or went on extended medical leave after Floyd's death and the unrest that followed,
which included the burning of a police precinct. With new recruit classes, the city anticipates it will have 674
officers available at the end of the year, with another 28 in the hiring process, the Star Tribune reported.
Was California Thinking? Back in 2014, the political leadership of California became alarmed at the rapidly
rising prison population in the state. The state was also under court order to reduce the overcrowding in state
prisons. [...] The first thing they did was pass Proposition 47 — the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act.
That sounds like something everyone would want. 58% of Californians voted in favor of the measure. [...] Nothing in Prop 47
was designed to actually reduce crime. It redefined drug use and theft of property valued at under $950 as misdemeanors rather
than felonies. Punishment would no longer be imprisonment, but a fine of $1,000. The objective of prison population
reduction was achieved by not incarcerating criminals, rather than by eliminating criminal behavior. [...] Prop 47 also allows
those imprisoned under previous guidelines to petition for early release. If a convict is in prison for stealing less than
$950, he is now eligible for early release. As many as 10,000 state prisoners have been released.
Surging Crime Rates And Murders, Oakland City Council Votes To Defund Police. Despite recently receiving $190
million from the Biden Administration, the City Council of Oakland, California voted Thursday to defund their police
department by almost $18 million. The city's crime rates have skyrocketed, seeing a 90 percent increase in murders,
88 percent increase in carjackings, and 70 percent increase in shootings all in the last year. Sixty-five lives have been
lost, and 1,300 robberies have been recorded, yet, the city redirected police funds toward the Department of Violence Prevention, "with
the intention of improving public safety" via alternate means. On Monday [6/28/2021], the Department of Violence Prevention's chief
was interrupted during an on-camera interview by an attempted armed robbery. The department's chief was being interviewed on the
steps of Oakland City Hall, when they were attacked. The suspects remain outstanding.
Biden's Crime Policy Is 'I Hope You Don't Get Shot'. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK) slammed President Joe Biden's
recent remarks on rising violent crime, claiming that the president's crime policy could be summed up as "I hope you don't
get shot" on "Life, Liberty, and Levin" Sunday evening. "He said that crime goes up in the summertime, so we should
expect crime to continue to rise over the next three months, as if he's trying to apologize in advance for what he knows is
going to be a dangerous summer," Cotton told host Mark Levin. "I guess Joe Biden's crime policy is 'well, I hope you
don't get shot when you go out to a restaurant with your husband or wife this summer.'"
Have Skyrocketed in These 6 Democratic Cities. Black People Are Disproportionately the Victims, Data
Shows. The Daily Caller News Foundation collected homicide data from Chicago, Baltimore, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh,
Los Angeles, and Indianapolis, some of the only cities in which such data is readily available. Most major cities have
limited statistics tracking 2021 murders and homicide victims. The percentage of murder victims in Chicago that were
black increased from 70% in 2020 to 81% in 2021 while that figure increased from 60% to 90% year-over-year in Milwaukee, the
data showed. In one of the cities analyzed, the percentage of black victims decreased, but the raw number of black
victims still increased. Democratic leaders of most of the cities examined voted to greatly reduce police funding amid
widespread Black Lives Matter protests last year. In the wake of the death of George Floyd, who died after former
Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck in May 2020, thousands of protests and riots took place across
demand answers as to why accused Bronx gang shooter was on the streets. The gangbanger accused of opening fire
on a Bronx street inches away from two terrified children was inexplicably set free after a knifepoint robbery —
and critics on Saturday demanded answers about why he was sprung in the first place. Michael Lopez was charged in the
Manhattan robbery in January 2020, a crime he allegedly committed while on parole for other offenses. "Somebody has to
answer for this guy," said Joseph Giacalone, an adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a former NYPD
sergeant. Lopez, 27, was arrested Friday on attempted murder and other charges in the shocking June 17 sidewalk
shooting, which was captured on video seen around the world.
Quit in Droves as Crime Skyrockets and 'Defund' Movement Grows. Police retirements and resignations rose
significantly over the course of the last year amid widespread riots and coinciding calls to defund the police, according to
a survey of about 200 police departments nationwide. The survey of roughly 200 police departments revealed that
retirements were "up 45 percent and resignations rose by 18 percent in the year from April 2020 to April 2021 when compared
with the previous 12 months, according to the Police Executive Research Forum, a Washington policy institute," as reported by
the New York Times.
Trying to Rewrite History on 'Defund the Police'. The Democrats must have internal polling on 'defund the
police' that's truly awful, because some of them are already trying to rewrite the history of the issue. With violent
crime on the rise in many American cities and a midterm election around the corner, Democrats suddenly don't want to be
associated with this at all. They also think you're dumb enough to believe they never advocated this position.
Drug Dealer Accidentally Released From Prison, Turns Himself Back In. A man convicted of several charges was
released from the Oklahoma County jail in April instead of being transferred to a state prison. A jail spokesperson
said the inmate was accidentally released two months ago after pleading guilty to several charges including drug
trafficking. [Video clip]
Drug Dealer Accidentally Released From Oklahoma County Jail. Officials at the Oklahoma County jail are trying
to figure out why a convicted drug dealer was accidentally freed in April. On April 12, Reimundo Cuevas was sentenced
to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to six counts of trafficking meth and other charges. Days later, Cuevas was
allowed to walk freely out of the Oklahoma County jail, where he was waiting to be transported to prison.
Police Limit Traffic Stops, Searches in [Pursuit] of "Racial Equity". Police in Portland, Oregon's largest
city, are being advised to no longer pursue low-level traffic infractions — including expired plates and broken
headlights — unless related to an immediate safety threat, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and Police Chief Chuck
Lovell announced Tuesday [6/22/2021]. According to the changes to the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) protocols, officers
will no longer prioritize making traffic stops for the enforcement of low-level traffic infractions, such as expired tags or
minor equipment issues, that aren't immediate public safety threats. Also, officers will follow new consent search
protocols that will "help ensure residents are aware of their Fourth Amendment rights." If police do stop a driver, they
must receive recorded consent before searching the vehicle and clearly inform the person they have the right to refuse.
Police Chief Lovell has instructed his officers to not pull citizens over for "less serious, non-moving violations" and
instead focus on those who are making the road unsafe for others, including anyone driving under the influence and reckless
Homicide Number Passes 40 As Defunding the Police Takes Its Toll. Austin Mayor Steve Adler and Council Member
Greg Casar defunded the city's police in the name of racial justice and equity. Did they anticipate that their decision
would result in a skyrocketing murder rate that disproportionately impacts the city's minorities? That's what's
happening. Austin suffered 47 homicides in all of 2020, which was the worst year for homicides in a decade. 2021, the
year in which defunding the police kicked in, will surely surpass 2020's total. Two fatal shootings in Givens Park on
the city's east side this week push the 2021 homicide total to 41 so far.
forced to empty out prison to accommodate illegal immigrants they're being forced to arrest. As the Biden
administration continues to abdicate its obligation to defend the southern border, states such as Texas have decided to take
matters into their own hands. Unfortunately, the law of unintended consequences will force the Lonestar State to empty
out a prison located in south Texas in order to make room for an expected influx of inmates arrested for illegally crossing
the border, the Epoch Times reports. A spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), Jeremy Desel said
that officials will be transferring inmates from the Dolph Briscoe Unit prison in Dilley, Texas, to other prisons in order to
accommodate the expected surge.
won't the national media cover the story Americans care about most? It's a very basic concept of
journalism: Cover the stories that impact your viewers and readers most, the stories they most care about. But
for one very big story, there's been relative silence from our national media, just passing mentions. It is the
skyrocketing violent crime that is paralyzing many major American cities while prompting record numbers of police officers
either resigning or retiring. Here's a look around the country at what many cities are dealing with: [...]
Francisco Walgreens shoplifter seen filling bag with stolen goods arrested while 'clearing shelves': cops. The
man allegedly seen in viral video stealing a garbage bag full of items as he rode a bike through a San Francisco Walgreens
location was nabbed over the weekend — while he was "clearing shelves" at a different drug store, officials have
announced. Jean Lugo-Romero was arrested around 8:30 a.m. Saturday after officers spotted him entering a store
on Haight Street, San Francisco Police Department said in a recent press release. At the time, police officers who
recognized him followed Lugo-Romero, 40, into the drug store "to find him clearing shelves of cosmetics and placing the
merchandise into a duffel bag," SFPD said. After arresting him, officers determined the stolen goods were collectively
worth approximately $978, police said.
of Public Administration. In 1829, Sir Robert Peel, then home secretary (and later to be prime minister),
established the Metropolitan Police Force in London, often considered the world's first modern police department. He
did so according to nine famous principles, then without precedent and thought to have been written by the two joint
commissioners of the force being established. [...] The more ineffectual the police become, it seems, the more menacing the
manner they adopt toward the public and the more militarized they look. They are no longer the bobbies of old but more
and more like the security detail of some vile authoritarian movement. They frighten everyone except the criminals, and
the description of them by the journalist Peter Hitchens (brother of the late Christopher) seems ever more apposite:
"paramilitary social workers, jingling with clubs, Tasers, pepper sprays and often guns, schooled in political dogmas and
vigilant for political correctness."
as New York prosecutors DROP looting charges against hundreds arrested during riots last summer, with Manhattan DA 'too busy
building his case against Trump'. Business owners and residents in New York City are expressing fury at the
revelation that prosecutors have dropped looing and rioting charges against hundreds arrested during chaos that swept the
city last summer. After 603 were arrested in Manhattan and the Bronx during the most intense days of looting last June,
295 of the cases have been dropped completely, according to NYPD data reported by WNBC-TV on Friday [6/18/2021]. Now
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr and Bronx DA Darcel D. Clark are facing tough questions about why
hundreds walked free after the looting rampage caused an estimated tens of millions in damages.
[have been] dropped for hundreds of alleged looters in New York City. In late May and early June 2020, looters
smashed storefronts in the Bronx and Manhattan boroughs of New York City. Many were caught on tape, some with their
faces visible. Others even posted their own videos of their actions those nights on social media. Hundreds were
arrested. But a review of NYPD data by the investigative team at WNBC, the NBC owned station in New York, shows that a
large percentage of the cases — particularly in the Bronx — were dismissed, and that many convictions
were for counts like trespassing that carry no jail time.
Elects Incarcerated Murderer To Office In Nation's Capital. An inmate at the DC Jail on Tuesday [6/15/2021]
became the first incarcerated person ever elected to office in the nation's capital. Joel Caston was elected on Jun 15
to be the advisory neighborhood commissioner for District 7F07, which includes the correctional facility, a women's shelter,
and a recently-opened luxury apartment building, NBC News reported. Caston, 44, has been incarcerated for 26 years.
The Editor says...
It has been shown in the last 12 months that a lot of people can work from home. Give him a chance!
police riot team resigns after officer indicted over alleged assault on photographer. All 50 of Portland
police's highly trained rapid response unit voted unanimously to resign on Wednesday [6/16/2021] during a union meeting in
response to the recent indictment of Officer Corey Budworth for allegedly assaulting a photographer with his baton during as
an overnight riot broke out last August. "Unfortunately, this decorated public servant has been caught in the crossfire
of agenda-driven city leaders and a politicized criminal justice system," the Portland Police Association said in an initial
statement Tuesday after a Multnomah County grand jury indicted Budworth on one count of fourth-degree assault related to an
incident that occurred on Aug. 18, 2020. That night, according to the police union, a group of about 200
demonstrators — many equipped with tactical helmets, faces covered, and armed with a variety of weapons —
descended on the Multnomah Building in southeast Portland. Multiple dumpsters were set on fire, buildings were defaced,
and windows were broken. A riot soon was declared at the planned event after someone from the crowd launched a Molotov
cocktail into the Multnomah Building, setting it ablaze.
Francisco cops say viral Walgreens shoplifting incident is par for the course. San Francisco has become a
shoplifter's paradise — with thieves like the one caught on video looting a Walgreens emboldened by relaxed
punishment for the crime as businesses shutter, cops say. The Walgreens heist, which happened right in front of a
security guard, renewed the debate over a controversial city law called Proposition 47. "What happened in that Walgreens
has been going on in that city for quite a while," San Francisco police Lt. Tracy McCray said on Fox News' "America's
Newsroom" Wednesday. "I'm used to it," McCray continued. "I mean, we can have a greatest hits compilation of
people just walking in and cleaning out the store shelves and security guards, the people who work there, just standing by
helplessly because they can't do anything."
people are okay with shoplifters looting convenience stores in San Francisco. Granted, it's not like
progressive sympathy for looting is a new thing. Still, I thought the video from that San Fran Walgreens that I posted
this morning would draw more uniform condemnation on social media. Normally when liberals defend theft it's in the
context of a riot following an incident of alleged police brutality, when America's racist history can be cited as
provocation. There's no provocation in the Walgreens video. Either it's a junkie looking for something he can
sell to get a fix or someone who's part of an organized shoplifting ring looking to fence the goods or maybe just someone
who, somewhat understandably, has concluded that if goods in San Francisco are now effectively free then he might as well
The Grim Trade-Off
Of BLM? Why have murder rates spiked so badly over the last 12 months? [...] Well, surely the timing of the
surge in murders counts. And it can be timed quite precisely, in fact: to the very end of May, before which there
was little change and even some decline. The National Commission on Covid19 and Criminal Justice report shows what
University of Utah researcher Paul Cassell calls a "structural break" in the data timed exactly to the murder of George Floyd
and the subsequent wave of mostly peaceful protests and subsequent looting, rioting and violence that raged across many
cities. Before Floyd, no big increase in homicides, aggravated assaults, and shootings. After, a huge
spike. Of course, that is not causation. But it's [quite] a correlation — and no other event seems
relevant. It's as if the Floyd murder, and the subsequent urban chaos, sent a signal: the cops are on the
defensive. Which means murderers can go on the offensive. And once lawlessness establishes itself, it tends to
compound. A few gang murders can soon morph into tit-for-tat urban warfare.
a lenient NYC judge left a reputed gangbanger free to allegedly kill an innocent dad. A reputed teenage gang
member with three gun busts in four months had his bail reduced by a Bronx judge — allowing him to get out of jail
and allegedly fire a random shot that killed an innocent father of two, The [New York] Post has learned. Alberto
Ramirez, 16, was arrested Monday in the slaying of Eric Velasquez, 34, who was struck by a stray bullet that the teen
allegedly shot blindly into a crowd while on a rival gang's turf, law enforcement sources said. He has pleaded not
guilty. Ramirez was locked up on $75,000 bail when acting Supreme Court Justice Denis Boyle lowered the amount to
$10,000 cash or $25,000 bond over prosecution objections on March 2, the Bronx District Attorney's Office said Wednesday
[6/9/2021]. His family bailed him out a few weeks later, a spokeswoman for DA Darcel Clark said — putting
him back on the streets.
Carolina police force says it WON'T respond in-person to 911 calls about theft, fraud, or trespassing after 84 cops left the
force since January 2020. The police department in one of America's fastest-growing cities is facing staff
shortages so severe that it will not respond to certain 911 calls, including complaints of burglaries, theft, property
damage, identity theft, or trespassing. The Asheville, North Carolina Police Department said that it has lost 84
officers since January 1, 2020. APD Police Chief David Zack says the attrition rate, which has accelerated since
protests against law enforcement became widespread in the wake of George Floyd's death in May of last year, has reached
County Sheriff: Homicides Up 95% over 2020; Will Issue More Conceal Carry Permits. Los Angeles County
Sheriff Alex Villanueva revealed Wednesday that homicides were up 95% this year over the same period in 2020, and said his
department would issue more concealed carry permits to let citizens to defend themselves. In an Instagram Live post,
Villanueva revealed the grim numbers, as the region joined America's ongoing crime wave: [Video clip]
predicted, so-called 'transgender women' prisoners endanger women. In 2021, if you are a pessimist and a cynic,
you will invariably be proven right. I mention this because in April I wrote that California's new law placing
so-called "transgender women" in women's prisons put women at risk. Abigail Shrier, who has written about transgender
pressure on girls, reports that women in California's prisons who have had to share space with so-called "transgender" women
have indeed felt at risk. This matters to everyone because, if the Democrats do away with the filibuster, they will
pass the Equality Act which, in turn, will place all women in America at risk, whether in prisons, in locker rooms, and in
restrooms. Preliminarily, something needs to be done about those men whose gender dysphoria genuinely seems them
believing they are women. Placing these men in a men's prison is so cruel it violates the Eighth Amendment's
prohibition against "cruel and unusual punishment," for these men's fellow inmates subject them to horrific sexual
assaults. However, placing men who claim to be "transgender" in the women's prison population is not a solution.
Skyrockets In San Francisco, Forcing Retailers To Close Stores. Shoplifting has become so rampant in San
Francisco that retailers are closing stores. The San Francisco Chronicle reported earlier this month that stores like
Walgreens and CVS are closing locations in the city due to "out of control" shoplifting. [...] The increase in shoplifting
has caused Walgreens to close 17 locations in San Francisco over the past five years. It still has 53 locations. [...]
CVS has faced a similar problem in the Bay Area, with 42% of its losses in the area coming from 12 stores, which accounted
for just 8% of the market share. Brendan Dugan, director of organized retail crime and corporate investigations, said
security guards hired by CVS and Walgreens have been assaulted. He added that the majority of shoplifting incidents at
CVS came from opportunists but that professional crime accounted for 85% of dollar losses.
The Editor says...
Fake News Alert: The article above includes an illustration (from Getty Images, which is why it's not shown here) depicting a white woman in the
act of shoplifting. The reality of this story is that approximately 100 percent of the shoplifting in San Francisco is perpetrated by
blacks, often in uncontrollable mobs.
Woke in the City
that Never Sleeps. The Big Bagel is getting so bad, even the baddies are demanding the fuzz do something.
As the body count rises, it is obvious that the victims of violence are predominantly poor and minority. [...] One hears and
reads about the daily gunplay, and compares the statistics to those of forty years ago. Robbery is up close to 30%,
grand larceny 66%, and shootings 166.1%. Murder is up 32% from 2019. One wonders when the useless mayor will declare
an emergency as the place is starting to resemble a war zone, and after the Covid crisis more and more New Yorkers believe
the city is ungovernable and unlivable. Still, two of the numerous candidates running for mayor rant in their speeches
about defunding the police. Violent criminals no longer have any fears, according to Pat Lynch, president of the Police
Benevolent Association, and having done away with bail laws, criminals get booked and walk, free to continue shooting and
robbing people. Cuomo and de Blasio, architects of these new laws, shamelessly go about their business, which is
appearing on television and patting themselves on the back.
The Rise of
'Blow Off Steam' Policing. Authorities frequently met last summer's riots with a diffident response.
National Guard troops remained in their barracks, and police often stood by as looting, arson, and property destruction took
place in cities ranging from New York and Chicago to Seattle and Minneapolis. [...] Such responses by police and authorities
are rooted in the fear that a heavy-handed response will cause more violence. This might be called the "blow off steam"
approach to controlling civil disturbances. Under this theory, a heavy-handed police response to community
violence — with armored vehicles, riot shields, tear gas, and the like — makes matters worse, playing
into the larger narrative of police brutality. This approach is also rooted in the idea that the rioters have
legitimate grievances, that ordinary free speech is inadequate for their concerns, and that riots are an expression of
understandable anger and emotion. In other words, if you let protesters cathartically break a few things and burn down
a few stores, their passions will burn out and things will return to normal.
Sen. Tim Scott
Rips Defund Police Movement. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., told "The Faulkner Focus" on Thursday [5/27/2021]
that the surge in violent crime is "devastating" and that it's "expected" when there are growing calls to defund the
police. "You cannot make police officers the antagonist in the story. No one wants that," Scott told Fox News
host Harris Faulkner. Scott made the comments after Attorney General Merrick Garland unveiled a plan to give federal
help to cities around the nation in an effort to reduce violent crime. The announcement comes one year after the murder
of George Floyd, which sparked new riots and violent protests. "I think the Democrats, literally led by the liberal
elite, have made a bad calculation and it's costing lives," Scott said. "We're seeing that in Los Angeles. We're
seeing in Minneapolis, we're seeing that in Detroit. We're seeing in the D.C. Baltimore, violent crime is significantly
higher and murders, Harris, murders are through the roof."
Nixon is slammed for suggesting CVS should let people steal from store shelves rather than locking up goods.
Cynthia Nixon has been slammed for suggesting CVS should let people steal from stores rather than locking up goods like
laundry detergent, claiming 'desperate people shouldn't be prosecuted'. The former actress and failed New York
gubernatorial candidate tweeted on Thursday that she had noticed her local CVS in SoHo had 'started' locking up 'basic items
like clothing detergent.' 'As so many families can't make ends meet right now, I can't imagine thinking that the way to
solve the problem of people stealing basic necessities out of desperation is to prosecute them,' Nixon tweeted.
prison guards doing rounds 'didn't realize prisoner had decapitated and dissected his cellmate' in grisly March 2019 torture
death. New reports are raising questions about how prison guards missed the hours-long sadistic torture and
beheading of a convicted killer allegedly at the hands of his cellmate. State Inspector General's Office reports on
California lockups raised new questions about the heinous attack at Corcoran State Prison in March 2019. The murder of Luis
Romero, 44, has prompted separate investigations and a lawsuit by the family of the victim, the Los Angeles Times reported
Wednesday [5/26/2021]. Sometime in the early hours of March 9, 2019, Jaime Osuna methodically tortured and killed
Romero, authorities said.
panelist likens defunding police to uprooting weeds from a yard. A CNN panelist compared policing in the United
States to "weeds" in a yard that must be uprooted in order to change the "most violent country in the world." "What we're
seeing now is we're continuously — every two days, there's another video that comes out where there's an abuse of
power with state-sanctioned violence," Black Votes Matter co-founder LaTosha Brown told host John King on Tuesday night
[5/25/2021]. "And so I think if we want to take this opportunity — yes, there are small steps that have been
made, but we are not uprooting," she said. "It's kind of like having weeds in the yard. You can cut the weeds
down, you know, when you're mowing the grass, but until you uproot or kill the weeds, it will still take over your yard."
Boudin blames lazy, racist cops for San Francisco's crime surge and his own unpopularity. Apparently, all would
be paradise in crime-pit San Francisco if it weren't for all those lazy, racist cops who are persecuting poor, heroic Chesa
Boudin, the city's leftist do-nothing district attorney. That's the word from young Chesa, stepson of Bill Ayers, son
of a terrorist convicted of killing a black cop, and former Hugo Chávez adviser, who's suddenly found himself unpopular
in the city and facing a voter recall.
New York City is laid bare as homelessness, mental illness and crime escalate. 'New Yorkers don't feel safe and
they don't feel safe because the crime rate is up. It's not that they are being neurotic or overly sensitive —
they are right,' Governor Andrew Cuomo declared on Wednesday [5/26/2021]. 'We have a major crime problem in New York
City. Everything we just talked about, with the economy coming back, you know what the first step is? People
have to feel safe.'
73 Percent of Americans Believe Crime Is Higher Under Joe Biden than Donald Trump. Seventy-three percent of
Americans believe crime is higher now under President Joe Biden than under former President Trump in 2020. "Majorities
think crime is increasing both nationally (73 percent say there is "more" crime), as well as in their local communities
(54 percent)," according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday [5/26/2021]. Fifty-four percent of polled respondents
also said their local area has more crime now than it did this time last year. Only 28 percent said their local area
had less crime.
The Editor says...
[#1] Crime statistics are not based on polls or public perceptions. [#2] Violent crime has very little to do with the
President. Violent crime is plentiful in areas where swift enforcement and jail time is unlikely. Riots don't materialize in
places where rubber bullets and tear gas and big dogs are ready (and allowed) to go. The 2020 riots were instigated by leftists,
as are the 2021 riots. The rioters don't care who is the president. Similarly, black-on-black gang wars are not affected by
Mayor Dooms St. Louis with Pledge to Defund Police as Murders Soar. I feel zero sympathy for the people
of St. Louis. None. Just last month, amid a soaring murder rate, the highest murder rate in 50 years,
as well as the highest in the country, the idiots of St. Louis still voted to elect a Democrat as mayor, a lunatic named
Tishaura Jones who made no secret of her desire to make things worse, much worse.
260 Cops Have Fled Seattle. There hasn't been a police department more brutalized in recent memory. In
Seattle, cops have been pummeled by a psycho city council. It's not shocking. Seattle is left-wing. The
residents are left-wing. They're all nuts. The mayor allowed armed leftists to seize portions of the city.
The 'summer of love' came crashing down when — shocker — people started to get shot and killed inside
the autonomous zone. They have hamstrung the police and spit in their faces. After a summer of riots and not
being allowed to restore order, along with an overall anti-police atmosphere, are we shocked that scores of cops have fled
Seattle? Around 20 percent of the police force has left.
The Police? Major Cities Are Backtracking On Police Cuts After Explosion Of Violent Crime. A year after
the death of George Floyd, elected officials of major cities are walking back commitments to cut police funding amid spiking
crime rates. Elected leaders in places such a Minneapolis, New York City, and Los Angeles are now pushing to increase
funding to police departments after months of budget cuts and low morale have gutted law enforcement ranks. At the same
time, major cities across the U.S. are suffering spikes in violent crime. "The violence needs to stop, it[']s
unacceptable. People deserve to feel safe in their neighborhood, they deserve to be able to send their kids out to the
sidewalk to play and to recreate without bullets flying by. That's unacceptable. We should be holding these
perpetrators accountable," Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, a Democrat, said at a May 7 news conference addressing a spate of
violence that ripped through the city.
Finally, in 2021 it was not so much that Americans lost respect for the law as they were bewildered by it. Or rather
they wondered whether it still even existed. Is it illegal to enter the United States without permission? Or does
unlawful entry warrant instant state subsidy and federal legal help to further violate the law? Is everyone or just a
few anointed allowed to carve out an entire urban no-go zone that even the police dare not enter? Is there a crime such
as arson or looting? Are there even criminals such as arsonists and looters anymore — or just those
naïve enough to try torching buildings or stealing from pharmacies in small numbers and without ideological
pretenses? Does attacking Jews and Asian Americans constitute "hate crimes" — or does it depend on the race,
ideology, or ethnicity of the attacker? Is defacing a monument or tearing down a public statue a crime or just woke
exuberance? Are there good riots and good looting and good arson that are not indictable, and then again bad riots and
bad looting and bad arson that are?
Wheels Are Coming Off.' Deeper Cuts to Austin Police Are on the Way in Mayor Adler's 'Reimagining'. The Austin
Police Department is in a state of crisis. More cuts to specialized APD units are coming this year, thanks to the
"reimagining" of police led by Mayor Steve Adler and Councilmember Greg Casar. Travis County, meanwhile, steps up
targeting police officers for prosecution. According to an internal document provided to PJ Media, several units face
deep cuts or outright elimination by summer's end. The Sex Offender Apprehension and Registration (SOAR) unit is losing
its officer positions, according to the APD document. Local Fox 7 TV has previously reported some of the cuts.
PJ Media's source, who wishes to remain off the record, said: "As more units are cut, work conditions for those who
stay will continue to deteriorate, causing more folks to leave, causing more units to be cut, and so on. It is basically
a death spiral."
Chicago child killer paroled: Ray Larsen among rising number of aged convicts to be released. A
76-year-old man convicted of killing a teenager in a Northwest Side forest preserve in 1972 has been paroled. Ray
Larsen is the latest inmate serving an indefinite prison term — a so-called "C-number" inmate — the
Illinois Prisoner Review Board has ordered released, a list that also includes a double ax-murderer. Larsen had been
serving a sentence of 100 to 300 years in prison after confessing he killed 16-year-old Frank Casolari in the Schiller
Woods Forest Preserve near O'Hare Airport on May 17, 1972.
congressional candidate unveils novel campaign slogan: 'Make crime illegal again'. Washington state
congressional candidate Matt Larkin is running on a tough-on-crime platform based on supporting law enforcement in an effort
to "make crime illegal again" amid skyrocketing crime and failed liberal leadership in Seattle. Larkin, a Republican
who lost his bid for Washington state attorney general to the incumbent Democrat in 2020, plans to challenge sitting
Democratic Rep. Kim Schrier for the seat representing the 8th District of Washington. In an exclusive interview
with Fox News, Larkin said that skyrocketing violent crime, rising homelessness and the growing number of assaults on police
officers motivated him to jump into the race.
York Attorney General James unveils bill to limit cops' use of force to standard of 'absolute last resort'. New
York Attorney General Letitia James introduced a measure Friday [5/21/2021] that would tighten the rules governing the use of
force by law enforcement. It would lower what her office calls the "exceedingly high standard for prosecuting police
officers" who wrongly take excessive or lethal actions. The centerpiece of the legislation would change the
use-of-force law "from one of simple necessity to one of absolute last resort, mandating that police officers only use force
after all other alternatives have been exhausted," James' office said in a press release. James at a press conference
Friday afternoon invoked the memories of George Floyd and other unarmed men and women of color who have died in altercations
with police, directly tying those high-profile deaths to her push for police reform.
Democratic lawmakers look to remove penalty for possessing firearm during crime. Reform-minded activists in
California vow to move forward after a bill that would have dramatically reduced, and in some cases eliminated, enhanced
sentences for crimes committed while using a gun failed to advance through the legislature Thursday [5/20/2021]. "AB 1509
was held in the Appropriations committee and will not move forward this year," Greg Fidell, policy manager of Initiate Justice,
wrote on Twitter. "This is very painful — but we will be back stronger next year." The state lawmakers
who backed the Anti-Racism Sentencing Reform Act claim the existing law, which allows prosecutors to seek additional time
behind bars, is racist — 89% of the roughly 40,000 inmates serving gun enhancement sentences in California are
people of color, according to figures from Restore Justice.
Closes 17 San Francisco Stores Due To "Out Of Control" Shoplifting. The effects of allowing chaos to prevail in
Democrat-controlled cities across America might not be evident to liberals and social justice warriors now, but when
businesses close up, it's going to be very transparent then. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Walgreens
Pharmacy locations have shuttered their doors in San Francisco during the past five years. At least ten of the stores
in the city have closed since 2019. [...] [Video clip] The cost of business and shoplifting is staggering
for Walgreens. Despite closing 17 stores, the company still has 53 open in the metro area but could close more by the
end of the year. Thefts at Walgreens' in the city are four times the average for other stores across the country.
The pharmacy chain spends 35 times more on security guards in the city than elsewhere, said Jason Cunningham, regional vice
president for pharmacy and retail operations in California and Hawaii.
Unwisely Rescinds One of Trump's Criminal Justice Reforms. President Joe Biden has been moving at breakneck
speed to undo every policy of his predecessor that he can, but he seems not to be giving any thought to whether the
underlying policy is good. If former President Donald Trump made it, Biden will unmake it — even if he later
has to remake it, as in the case of recently resumed border wall construction. Among the orders worth retaining that
Biden nonetheless axed is Executive Order 13980. That order required agencies that issue regulations with criminal penalties
to "be explicit about what conduct is subject to criminal penalties and the 'mens rea' standard applicable to those offenses."
Brown Jr. was charged with 100 crimes over three decades, did EIGHT stints in jail, and had a history of violent
confrontations with police. Andrew Brown Jr. had a decades-long history of violent confrontations with police,
including a 2016 incident during which he fought officers and was tasered, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal. The
black dad-of-seven — who was shot dead last month when sheriff's deputies surrounded his car in Elizabeth City, North
Carolina — had a rap sheet dating back to his teens and spent at least eight stints behind bars. Court documents seen
by DailyMail.com reveal he faced more than 100 charges over three decades, ranging from misdemeanors for breaking and
entering, making threats and assault with a deadly weapon, to six felony drug convictions.
Left's Long Love Affair with Criminals. Before the left came to power, criminals were helpful to the Bolsheviks
in creating chaos (read: "prerequisites for revolution"). After the left came to power, it became clear that criminals,
as a rule, never intended to overthrow the existing government. As a result of this cooperation, in Russia in the 20th
century, the leftists created political banditry — i.e., using criminals against "class enemies" and "politically
unreliable" ones — and the American left successfully adopted the idea of using malefactors. In addition,
the prevailing theory of "social Darwinism" among the left provided a simple answer to the question of where, in fact,
criminals come from. It turns out that criminals arise from "unfavorable conditions." It's known that few of the
Antifa and BLM mayhem participants were imprisoned — and those who were, for the most part, were released.
The fact is that, according to social Darwinism, one should not punish the criminal, not put him in prison, but simply place
him in other, more favorable conditions. And then — lo and behold! — the criminal will be
with de-policing has been disastrous — and deadly. A decade ago, Baltimoreans became lab rats in a
fateful experiment: their elected officials decided to treat the city's long-running crime problem with many fewer
cops. In effect, Baltimore began to defund its police and engage in de-policing long before those terms gained popular
currency. This experiment has been an abject failure. Since 2011, nearly 3,000 Baltimoreans have been
murdered — one of every 200 city residents over that period. The annual homicide rate has climbed from 31
per 100,000 residents to 56 — ten times the national rate. And 93 percent of the homicide victims of known
race over this period were black. Remarkably, Baltimore is reinforcing its de-policing strategy. State's Attorney
for Baltimore Marilyn Mosby no longer intends to prosecute various "low-level" crimes. Newly elected mayor Brandon
Scott promises a five-year plan to cut the police budget. Both justify their policies by asserting that the bloodbath
on city streets proves that policing itself "hasn't worked"; they sell their acceleration of de-policing as a "fresh
approach" and "re-imagining" of law enforcement.
Yang Lays Into 'Defund The Police' After Times Square Shooting. Saturday's [5/8/2021] Times Square shooting
shows that the city can't afford to "defund the police," mayoral hopeful Andrew Yang said during a Sunday morning appearance
at the Crossroads of the World. "The truth is that New York City cannot afford to defund the police," Yang said near
the site of Saturday's wild shooting, which injured three innocent bystanders including a 4-year-old girl in the hot spot to
shop for toys. "When I talk to New Yorkers I get a very different message every single day," he said. "New
Yorkers are concerned about rising rates of violent crime, petty crime, street homelessness. This is what we are
seeing, and we need our city's leaders to step up right now."
Fall: A Microcosm of Democrat Devastation. [Scroll down] In addition to the degrading of police and
the withdrawal of funding, Philadelphia also has one of the most leftwing District Attorneys in the country, Larry
Krasner. In Philly, the D.A. is an elected position, and Philadelphians got what they voted for. Krasner is a
regular Santa Claus when it comes to dealing with criminals, and those policies have no doubt played a large role in the
crime spike. Krasner is up for reelection this year and is being challenged by fellow Democrat Carlos Vega who in any
other year would be considered a leftist; but not when running against Krasner. The police union local FOP has endorsed
Vega and conducted a publicity stunt handing out free "Mr. Softee" ice cream cones to kick off their endorsement and
apply the label of "soft" on Krasner.
George Soros-backed DA, to face voters fed up with crime, homicides. Heading into the May 18 primary that will
likely decide Philadelphia's municipal elections, George Soros-backed District Attorney Larry Krasner is facing voters who
are deeply concerned about soaring crime and homicide rates, a new poll finds. The poll of likely Democratic voters in
the overwhelmingly Democratic city found nearly half — 48% — named public safety and the homicide rate
as an unprompted answer to Philadelphia's most pressing concern. "That's a really big deal," said Jim Lee of
Susquehanna Polling and Research, which conducted the survey. "We're talking about a race for DA, and one-in-two voters
say crime is the biggest problem in an unprompted answer? Obviously, they're not happy with the incumbent."
rate': Demoralized cops flee police departments in record numbers. Police officers nationwide are turning in
their badges at record rates amid budget cuts, policy changes and anti-brutality protests. An estimated 5,300 officers
quit or retired from the New York Police Department last year, 200 or more cops have left the Seattle force, and in the
nation's capital, the union reports that the 3,700-strong Metropolitan Police Department is down 300 badges since the D.C.
Council enacted sweeping police reforms last summer. "Officers are leaving at an alarming rate, and crime is spiking in
a lot of different areas," police union chairman Gregg Pemberton told The Washington Times on Tuesday [5/4/2021].
cops blocked from entering 'George Floyd' 'autonomous zone', have to make battered woman come to them. A
recently revealed radio transmission between a Minneapolis Police officer and dispatch betrayed an unsettling matter that
might be ongoing with MPD officers: officers apparently do not want to enter the "George Floyd zone" within the city.
The uncovered radio transmission audio is reportedly related to an April 29th domestic incident in Minneapolis that occurs at
approximately 2:00 a.m. at a residence located at the corner of 38th and Elliot. According to a report from CrimeWatch
Minneapolis, a woman was reportedly shoved out of a window and suffered numerous lacerations all over her body.
the dangerous criminals out of prison isn't a winning plan. All decent people want our prisons to be safe
places. One could, potentially, make prisons safer by removing the dangerous criminals from the prisons and releasing
them onto the streets. Yes, the logic is there. The sense, the morality, and the justice, on the other hand, are
totally absent. Sadly, California is part of a growing trend of states that believe they are choosing freedom over
punishment. Instead, they are diminishing society's freedom by abandoning justice and safety. Of course, offering
second chances to those who earn them is a good thing. Failing to penalize offenders adequately or deter them in the
first place, though, is an invitation to cultural rot and mayhem.
mail thief in West Seattle arrested seven times, released from jail each time. There's a suspected mail thief
operating in West Seattle. The victims know his name. So do the police, the post office and prosecutors.
He's been arrested seven times since Jan. 7 and each time, he was released from jail, sometimes within 48 hours after
his arrest. His name is Jason Turner and his case is another example of a suspected repeat offender falling through the
cracks of the criminal justice system, leaving everyone who touches his case frustrated.
Seattle Crime Watch: Police alert about mail-theft suspect. Southwest Precinct police have sent an alert
about a mail-theft suspect who they say is active in North Delridge, 37-year-old Jason A. Turner: [...] ["]Turner has
3 arrests for mail theft since 2020. Turner's most-recent arrest was Feb. 3. He was released the following day and returned
to the area, where additional mail was stolen. Residents are fed up with his actions. Turner has been witnessed
following USPS and UPS drivers and stealing mail and packages that were just delivered. He does this in broad daylight,
often in the morning hours before noon, showing no concern for being witnessed.["]
Quasi-Soviet States of America. The federal Department of Justice and state-level law enforcement in
jurisdictions taken over by the left are lenient with common criminals but savagely oppressive against political protesters
when an excuse can be found, or manufactured, to charge them with a crime. That fate fell on many allies of
Trump. Rudy Giuliani was visited by a gang of FBI agents at 6 A.M. equipped with dubious search warrants.
Vote-stealing activities during the last election were ignored and not even investigated because they helped the left.
In San Francisco, thefts of less than $950 are not prosecuted, giving criminals a free pass to terrorize small businesses and
respectable people. [...] Abolishing or neutering the police allows the dregs of society to form political enforcement gangs
to terrorize individuals considered political enemies. These gangs are instruments of the regime but officially are
low-level criminals not under the control of the regime.
Portland rioters have charges dismissed by US Attorney: 58 suspects of the 97 arrested have cases scrapped, while 32 more are
left pending. The majority of the people facing federal charges over last summer's protests in Portland, Oregon
will not be prosecuted or spend any time at all behind bars, it haas been revealed. Although 97 people were
arrested and had charges filed against them in connection to protests that took place between May and October of last year,
58 cases have either been dismissed completely or will be scrapped under deferred resolution agreements. A further
32 cases are also pending with many also likely to be dismissed, Fox News reports.
Dem Cori Bush praises
'historic' vote to defund St. Louis police as the city is named 7th most violent in the entire world. The
city of St. Louis is moving toward axing nearly 100 police officer positions and cutting millions from the police
department's budget. The movement to defund the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department was lauded by
Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.), who called the decision "historic," despite the city being one of the most violent per capita in
the world. A proposal to eliminate 98 vacant officer positions and reallocate $4 million of the St. Louis
Metropolitan Police Department's $171 million budget passed a vote last week. The proposition was passed by the Board
of Estimate and Apportionment by a 2-1 vote, with St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones (D) and Comptroller Darlene Green
supporting the plan and Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed opposing the proposal. Fox News reported that the plan
"now goes to the Board of Alderman, the legislative body of the city, for hearings and possible amendments, before it's set
to take effect July 1."
judge releases man, 29, who 'smashed windows of four synagogues' hours after another judge defied NYC's bail reform laws to
keep him behind bars. A New York judge has released a man suspected of vandalizing synagogues across the Bronx,
just hours after another judge defied the state's bail reform laws and ordered him locked up. Jordan Burnette, 29,
faces 42 charges over a string of attacks on Jewish places of worship. He appeared in court Sunday [5/2/2021], and was
expected to be freed because New York State's bail reform laws say a suspect with his charges cannot be held on bail.
Fights 1000% Increase in Murders With Unarmed Park Rangers. Shootings have more than doubled in Portland from
111 last year to 275 so far this year. Murders are also up from 2 to 25. That's an increase of over 1000% for the prog
utopia. Portland hit a quarter-century high last year with 55 murders. It's on track for 100 in 2021. Things
are so bad that Mayor Wheeler, who narrowly won reelection over the Antifa candidate after having his apartment building
firebombed, pleaded with the City Council to pay for more cops. But the City Council had a better idea: unarmed park
rangers with pepper spray.
deliver 30 boxes of signatures for petition to replace Minneapolis Police Department. Community activists
delivered stacks of boxes Friday [4/30/2021] to the Minneapolis city clerk's office to file a petition to amend the city
charter in order to replace the Minneapolis Police Department with a public safety department. Following the death of
George Floyd, there's been a community push to defund or disband the Minneapolis Police Department. Activists say the
petition is a step toward changing public safety and policing in the city. The 30 boxes now standing in the city
clerk's office mark the first step of the process for a petition to amend the city charter. According to the clerk, Yes
4 Minneapolis wants to put the amendment on the ballot at the general election on Nov. 2.
Granting Early Release to 76K Inmates — Including Some Pretty Nasty Dudes. This just in from the
no-longer-Golden State: California is giving 76,000 inmates, including violent and repeat felons, the opportunity to
leave prison earlier as the state aims to further trim the population of what once was the nation's largest state
correctional system. Shocked? Me neither. As reported by AP, more than 63,000 of the 76,000 inmates, who
were convicted of violent crimes, will be eligible for "good behavior credits" that shorten their sentences by one-third
instead of the one-fifth that had been in place since 2017. That includes nearly 20,000 inmates who are serving life
sentences with the possibility of parole.
California Violent, Repeat Felons Get Earlier Releases. California is giving 76,000 inmates, including violent
and repeat felons, the opportunity to leave prison earlier as the state aims to further trim the population of what once was
the nation's largest state correctional system. More than 63,000 inmates convicted of violent crimes will be eligible
for good behavior credits that shorten their sentences by one-third instead of the one-fifth that had been in place since
2017. That includes nearly 20,000 inmates who are serving life sentences with the possibility of parole. The new rules
take effect Saturday but it will be months or years before any inmates go free earlier. Corrections officials say the
goal is to reward inmates who better themselves while critics said the move will endanger the public.
California Inmates [are] Now Eligible for Earlier Releases. California is giving 76,000 inmates, including
violent and repeat felons, the opportunity to leave prison earlier as the state aims to further trim the population of what
once was the nation's largest state correctional system. More than 63,000 inmates convicted of violent crimes will be
eligible for good behavior credits that shorten their sentences by one-third instead of the one-fifth that had been in place
crime has surged in Minneapolis in the year since George Floyd's death, with the second highest number of homicides
EVER. Violent crime is surging in Minneapolis with homicides last year spiking to the second highest levels
ever as the COVID-19 pandemic and protests in the wake of George Floyd's death devastated the city. Of the 5,426
violent crimes recorded in Minneapolis last year, 83 of them were homicides, according to the city's police crime statistic
data. It is only the second highest number of homicides since 1995 when a record 97 homicides were recorded.
Confuse an Accident with a Crime. For those who think now-former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter
should be charged with a crime — let alone murder — I have a simple question: if a surgeon accidentally
nicks an artery and kills a patient when she mistakes the scalpel in her hand for a prober, should she be charged with
murder, or even manslaughter? Answer: no. After all, the surgeon did this thing we all do: she made a
mistake. She had no ill intent, let alone malice. Despite the best intentions and protocols, it sadly happens on
occasion, and especially in the heat of the moment during a pressure filled situation like surgery. The question is,
what should happen when it does?
than 200 Seattle police officers quit over the last year, many citing anti-police climate. More than 200
Seattle police officers quit their jobs in the last year amid months of frequent anti-law enforcement, racial injustice
protests and riots in the city. Many of the officers cited an anti-police climate in the city — including in
the City Council — and disagreements with police management in their reasons for moving on, leaving the department
with what Police Chief Adrian Diaz called a "staffing crisis" on Tuesday [4/27/2021]. He said 180 police officers quit
last year and another 66 officers so far this year.
Police Department struggles to recruit as murders rise by 75 percent and shootings rocket 84 percent. More
than 230 cops have either retired or resigned from the Louisville Metro Police Department in the last 16 months as a
spokesperson for its union says that staffing shortages have left the agency in 'dire straits' while violent crime rises.
The Kentucky city's police department has been in turmoil since the March 2020 police-involved shooting of Breonna Taylor, the
26-year-old black EMT who was fatally shot in her home by officers executing a no-knock search warrant. According to
statistics provided by the LMPD on Tuesday, the department has seen about 190 officers leave last year and 43 depart
so far this year.
It or Not, a New Level of Corruption and Depravity for New York City. The district attorney of Manhattan in NYC
has announced that his office will no longer prosecute any unlicensed "massage" parlor workers (about 900 cases), nor
loitering for the purposes of prostitution (about 5,000 cases). Abigail Swenstein, a staff attorney with the Legal Aid
Society's Exploitation Intervention Project, which works with sex workers, said that while the policy doesn't preclude the
New York Police Department making arrests, she hopes officers will choose not to, knowing that prosecutors would not bring
charges. Laws against these behaviors are still on the books but will not be prosecuted. The citizenry has not
repealed these laws, but the ever wise and dictatorial district attorney will spit in the face of the citizenry (and God) by
deeming these activities unworthy of punishment. This writer could find reference to only one person, New York
Assemblyman Mike Reilly, a Republican, who said Manhattan's new prostitution policy sets a dangerous precedent. "It
flies in the face of law and order," he timidly said. To me, the fact that there is not an outcry of opposition is as
grievous as the decision itself.
the Accountability For California's $31 Billion Unemployment Scandal? It may be the largest fraud case in U.S.
history — perhaps world history as well, although the oil-for-food scandal engineered by Saddam Hussein in the
1990s would give the Golden State fleecing of the unemployment system a run for its money. The stupendous size of the
unemployment claims scandal in California is purely the result of incompetence. Individuals, criminal gangs, hackers,
and state actors siphoned as much as $31 billion away from the California government. It was a free-for-all that even
had criminals locked away in California prisons stealing billions of dollars right under the noses of the guards.
Boudin and now the dead baby. It's getting harder and harder to justify San Francisco District Attorney Chesa
Boudin's let-'em-all-out prosecutorial policies. He calls it 'restorative justice.' In reality, it's bad guys go
free. Last December, the radical leftwing D.A. tried to extricate himself from the deaths of two innocent women hit by
a drunken thug in a stolen car who mowed them down in a hit-and-run following a burglary. The thug was a parolee who
was only out on the streets because Chesa let him out of jail. After that travesty, Chesa said that other people did
it, claiming "systemic failure." That excuse didn't work, and shortly afterward, triggered a public effort to recall him.
DA's Office will no longer prosecute prostitution cases. The Manhattan district attorney will stop prosecuting
prostitution and unlicensed massage cases — and is tossing thousands of warrants dating as far back as 1975.
DA Cyrus Vance Jr. appeared virtually Wednesday in Manhattan Criminal Court to ask Judge Charlotte Davidson to vacate 5,994
bench warrants and dismiss the underlying charges of prostitution, unlicensed massage and loitering for the purpose of
prostitution. The motion was granted and the cases dating back to 1975 were dropped. For years, the Manhattan DA
has offered people facing these charges services and programs.
Minnesota Gats. [Scroll down]
The blacker you are, in appearance and behavior, the more valuable you are as a victim in the racial politics being waged on
white America by the ruling class. This is the reality of Jim Snow America. Whites, especially white males, will
get the harshest treatment from the law. The usual suspects flood the zone with phony studies on racial differences in
sentencing, but they never hold up under scrutiny. When adjusted for criminal history, whites get longer sentences than
other races. Males, of course, will always get harsher sentences than females for the same crimes. Of course, the
Jim Snow rules apply to victims as well. Ashli Babbitt was a right-wing white woman murdered by a black cop inside the
Capitol, but he is black, and she is a bad white, so it is okay. Cannon Hinnant was a 5-year-old white boy executed by
a black man, but the media could not be bothered to notice. On the other hand, Adam Toledo, a 13-year-old gangbanger
shot by cops, is national news. This will only get worse.
Will Not Believe the INSANE Proposals This City Is Considering for 'Reimagining' Public Safety. Austin Mayor
Steve Adler announced that he wanted to "reimagine" public safety in the city. If the use of the word "reimagine"
pinged your "I've got a bad feeling about this" radar, you will soon know how right you are. Thus far, "reimagining"
public safety has gravely damaged it in Austin. It has amounted to cutting about $150 million from the Austin Police
Department's budget and standing idly by while violent crime rates have soared in the once peaceful and slightly weird
city. Two APD cadet classes were also canceled. Breaking Bad has come to Austin. By my last
count, Austin police officers have been shot on duty four times already in 2021, and there have been 22 homicides, all
while officers cannot leave the force fast enough.
ACLU sues to block release of data on number of male-to-female transgender prisoners. After the ACLU of
Washington convinced a federal judge to halt the release of data on the number of transgender inmates in the state's prisons,
a feminist activist group is lashing out, accusing the venerable civil liberties group of covering up the danger to female
inmates posed by housing violent male-to-female transgender prisoners in women's facilities. The ACLU suit is an
attempt to "prevent the public from knowing this data, so that the harm posed to women by forcing them to be housed with
violent male prisoners will continue to go under the public's radar," said Lauren Adams, legal director of the Women's
Liberation Front (WoLF), in an interview. Last week, the ACLU of Washington notified a woman who had filed a public
records request for the transgender data that it was seeking an emergency temporary restraining order and injunction to stop
the request from being fulfilled, claiming transgender prisoners would face harm if the numbers were released.
Ngo: U.S. Unsafe Due To Far-Left Terror, Erosion Of Police. A prominent Asian-American reporter commented
on his decision to flee the U.S. due to threats by Antifa. Journalist and author Andy Ngo said he fled the U.S. due to
an escalation of safety concerns. In an interview Monday [4/5/2021], Ngo of Portland, Oregon said it's not safe for him
to remain in the U.S. due to his past reporting on Antifa. Ngo stressed he left the U.S. due to the weakening of law
enforcement and a rise in popularity of far-left violence.
250 Male California Prison Inmates Request Transfer to Women's Facilities. Since January, 261 California prison
inmates have requested transfers to prisons aligning with their gender identity, 255 of them biological males who say they
identify as women, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
In January, California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, signed into law a bill requiring the California Department of
Corrections and Rehabilitation to ask every individual entering its custody to specify personal pronouns and gender identity,
including transgender, nonbinary, or intersex. The California law, known as SB 132, prevents Corrections and
Rehabilitation from disciplining the individual for refusing to give this information, allows for the information to be
updated later, and requires staff to use the gender pronouns that the individual requested.
teen girls accused of car-jacking and killing an Uber Eats driver in D.C. 'reach plea deal with prosecutor'.
Two girls, ages 13 and 15, who were charged with the murder and carjacking of a Pakistani immigrant killed last month while
working at his job delivering food in Washington, DC, have reportedly reached a plea deal with prosecutors. Mohammad
Anwar, 66, died when police said the girls, armed with a taser, sped off in his car as he clung to the driver's side with the
door open and crashed seconds later just outside the ballpark of the Washington Nationals. On Monday [4/5/2021], the
teens reportedly reached the plea deal with prosecutors that would ensure they will not be held past the age of 21 nor be
placed in a prison facility.
Pays When Prosecutors Fail to Punish Crime. Imagine a society where prostitutes could solicit johns for sex
just yards from police officers who did little more than wave them on their way. Picture yourself walking through a
park with your children as a homeless person is free to urinate and defecate beside the park bench where he is stashing the
illegal drugs he bought from a dope dealer operating openly without fear of the police. Does that make you feel
safe? Welcome to the new Baltimore, where law enforcement will no longer be prosecuting what it calls "low-level
offenses." These include possessing drugs or drug paraphernalia, trespassing, minor traffic offenses, prostitution, open
container violations, and defecating or urinating in public. The city announced the initiative last week after a
year-long experiment to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the jails and prisons.
Girls Who Murdered Pakistani Immigrant/Uber Eats Driver Almost Certainly Won't See Jail Time. A graphic video
showing the carjacking and death of Pakistani immigrant Mohammad Anwar, a 66-year-old grandfather working as an Uber Eats
delivery driver, was heartbreaking and disturbing to normal people who viewed it. What was even more disturbing was the
reaction and utter lack of humanity shown by one of the teenage girls who carried out the crime. As the 13-year-old
crawled out of the passenger side of the car, which was partially overturned, she was frantically yelling that she needed to
get her phone out of the car before making a run for it. Seeing Anwar's lifeless body on the sidewalk didn't seem to
impact her emotionally at all. At the time, there were reports that one of the girls had been involved in a prior
carjacking, and according to D.C.'s FOX 5, that carjacking "involved the younger suspect, who may have been involved
in more than one previous crime."
10 Radical New Rules That Are Changing America. [#2] Laws are not necessarily binding anymore. Joe Biden
took an oath to "take care that the laws be faithfully executed." But he has willfully rendered federal immigration laws null
and void. Some rioters are prosecuted for violating federal laws, others not so much. Arrests, prosecutions, and
trials are all fluid. Ideology governs when a law is still considered a law. Crime rates do not necessarily
matter. If someone is carjacked, assaulted or shot, it can be understood to be as much the victim's fault as the
perpetrator's. Either the victim was too lax, uncaring and insensitive, or he provoked his attacker. How useful
the crime is to the larger agendas of the Left determines whether a victim is really a victim, and the victimizer really a
will not receive jail sentences after attack kills 13 year old boy. The two boys behind a deadly school campus
attack that killed a 13-year-old California boy will not receive jail sentences, a judge ruled on Friday according to
KTTV-TV. In 2019, 13-year-old Moreno Valley, California, student Diego Stolz died after two of his teenage classmates
assaulted him on school property. The attack took place at Landmark Middle School. According to video footage of
the incident, "one boy [is] standing in Diego's face, while the victim stood with his hands at his side." "The boy then
backed up before punching Diego in the mouth," the station added. "The second assailant then blindsided Diego with
another punch, causing him to fall and strike his head on a concrete pillar."
permanently abandons prosecuting many types of crime. Back in March of last year, Baltimore State's Attorney
Marilyn Mosby quietly began the process of "decriminalizing" a number of low-level crimes such as drug possession and
prostitution. The move was ostensibly made to reduce jail populations during the pandemic to prevent the spread of
COVID behind bars. Now, after a year of refusing to prosecute people for breaking laws that are still on the books,
Mosby has declared the project to be such a resounding success that she's going to make those changes permanent, even if
we get the pandemic under control. What could possibly go wrong?
judge sentences two killers of a 13-year-old to ... anger management therapy. In a case that's drawing a lot of
attention based on the insane level of leniency shown, two 14-year-olds who bullied, murdered, danced on the body of, and
filmed a helpless 13-year-old, have been let off with the mother-of-all-slaps-on-the-wrist by a Riverside County Superior
Court Justice. [...] The helpless 13-year-old orphan had been bullied, brutalized, begged for help from the teachers'
unionized school officials whose fat-salaried job was to protect him, and got nothing. They let him get murdered.
And early on, they callously blamed the kid's family for his killing, instead of themselves. The case makes one's blood
boil. How can a 13-year-old's life be worth absolutely nothing? The kid was an orphan, living with his aunt and
uncle, who are now suing the school district for its lazy indifference.
Who Fatally Beat MoVal Schoolmate Avoid Juvenile Detention. Two boys who fatally beat a Moreno Valley youth
during a schoolyard bullying episode were on probation Friday, following a judge's decision not to sentence either offender
to juvenile detention. The defendants, whose names have not been disclosed, each admitted an involuntary manslaughter
charge in November for the 2019 killing of 13-year-old Diego Stolz. Riverside County Superior Court Judge Roger Luebs
on Thursday [3/25/2021] imposed probation terms of unspecified duration.
Muriel Bowser Delivers a Disgustingly Tone-Deaf Message After Carjacking Murder Video Goes Viral. Over the
weekend, an extremely disturbing video of a carjacking in Washington D.C. went viral. Two teenage girls, 13 and 15,
stole a car from an Uber Eats driver. When the Pakistani immigrant refused to relinquish his property, they took off,
flipping the car on its side and killing the man. Murder charges have now been filed. Because the two girls who
murdered this man are black, the case has taken on all the partisan connotations you'd expect, including CNN referring to the
death of the man as him being "fatally injured" in an "accident." [...] As someone who lived in D.C. and had their car
stolen, I can tell you that the police will take your statement and that'll be the end of it. They don't actually
investigate. They don't take fingerprints once the car is recovered (mine was found totaled the next day after some
vagrants took it for a joyride). When I asked why nothing more was being done, they told me they don't have the resources
to bother with auto-theft.
Angeles agency votes for $36M police funding boost as crime surges. Officials in Los Angeles voted this week to
re-fund their police amid an upswing in crime. Less than a year after "defund the police" fervor swept across major
cities from coast to coast, Los Angeles County Metro, the region's public transportation agency, voted Thursday [3/25/2021]
to boost police funding by $36 million. The vote passed 12-0, including a "yea" from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, a
major advocate of defund the police measures, who chairs the board. The money will go toward the agency's
law-enforcement contracts with the Los Angeles Police Department, Long Beach Police Department and Los Angeles Sherriff's
Department. Los Angeles has been among the nation's leading communities in efforts to defund the police.
The Editor says...
The inevitable "upswing in crime" could have been avoided if the county leadership had any amount of foresight, along with the
backbone necessary to resist the mobs.
Months After George Floyd's Death, Minneapolis Residents at War Over Policing. The sacred intersection where
George Floyd died beneath the knee of a Minneapolis police officer has seen such a spike in violence that food delivery
drivers are afraid to venture there. There have been gun battles, with bloodied shooting victims dragged to ambulances
because of barricades keeping the police and emergency vehicles away. "Having no police: This is the experiment
right here," said P.J. Hill, a leader of Worldwide Outreach For Christ, a church that's been on the corner for almost
40 years. "This is their one-block experiment."
Supreme Court Overturns Rape Conviction Because the Woman Willingly Drank Alcohol. The Minnesota Supreme Court
overturned the conviction of a man who picked up a woman outside a bar, took her home, and had sex with her. Under
state law, since the woman drank the alcohol willingly, the man could not be charged with 3rd-degree criminal sexual
misconduct. The judges said the man could be charged with a gross misdemeanor — 5th-degree sexual
conduct. The difference is that the 3rd-degree assault charge carries a sentence of 15 years in prison while the
misdemeanor would put the man in jail for 1 year. Naturally, many women are outraged at the Minnesota Supreme Court.
DAs 'are killing our cities'. While establishment media fixated on alleged Russian interference in U.S.
elections, billionaire activist George Soros was quietly wielding more influence than the Kremlin could ever hope for,
according to an investigation. Dale Wilcox, executive director and general counsel at the Immigration Reform Law
Institute, said in a column for Breitbart News his organization found Soros is funding hand-picked candidates who are
shielding illegal aliens charged with violent crimes from deportation. In Philadelphia, Larry Krasner was elected
district attorney in 2017 after receiving nearly $1.7 million from Soros through an independent political action committee,
Philadelphia Justice & Public Safety. Krasner immediately created the new position of immigration counsel with the goal
of achieving "immigration neutral" outcomes in the prosection of non-citizens. Of approximately 300 cases, 120 were
recommended to be changed to plea agreements.
[the] 'Minneapolis Effect' Explains [the] Surge of Violent Crime in American Cities. This past year, "defund
the police" has been a frequent call from activists seeking systemic reform of the American criminal justice system. It
became a popular rallying cry after the May 25 death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis. And Minneapolis
is among cities that partially defunded police departments and proactive crime prevention programs in response to the
incident. However, the months since brought a massive surge in violent crime, a phenomenon called the "Minneapolis
Effect" by two legal experts who spoke at a virtual event held March 16 by The Heritage Foundation. Paul Cassell, a law
professor at the University of Utah, and Lawrence Rosenthal, a law professor at Chapman University in Orange, California,
laid out the case that the serious, protracted rise in crime is tied to rhetoric and actions after Floyd's death and the
Worry About Democrat Bill 'Legalizing' Mugging. Here's a snapshot of why these violent assaults keep
happening. And why they're happening so often in California and New York, in areas where crime has essentially been
legalized. The upsurge in store robberies in California was driven by pro-crime measures that essentially legalized
shoplifting. Now the Democrats want to all but legalize robbery. [...] SB82 specifically states that, "This bill would
define the crime of petty theft in the first degree as taking the property from the person of another or from a commercial
establishment by means of force or fear without the use of a deadly weapon or great bodily injury." That means a mugging
is now petty theft as long as the thugs don't use a gun or cause 'great bodily injury[.]'
would require Wisconsin inmates' stimulus money to go toward restitution. Republican lawmakers have introduced
a bill that would require prisoners to spend their COVID-19 stimulus money on restitution. Democrats rejected a
Republican amendment to the $1.9 trillion stimulus package President Joe Biden signed last week that would have prevented
prisoners from receiving stimulus checks.
violence can't be blamed on Trump supporters. That the Left seems to need to blame every ailment of society at
the feet of white people, conservatives, and Trump himself lacks any form of seriousness. While there are some violent
perpetrators who are white, conservative, or Trump supporters, FBI statistics suggest that most anti-Asian violence has come
from black perpetrators. Refusing to look at these statistics represents a refusal to take seriously the lives and
security of Asian Americans. According to the Justice Department, 27.5% of all violent crimes against Asian Americans
in 2018 were committed by black people. That's over 50,000 incidents in a single year. White criminals and Asian
criminals each accounted for 24.1% of all attacks on Asians. Asian people, similar to their white counterparts, are
underrepresented in violent crimes committed to the proportion of the population they make up. In 2019, Asians made up
6.2% of the population but just 1% of the perpetrators of violent crime. White people are 62% of the population but
commit 50% of violent crimes.
Call May Reveal Why Soros DA Dropped Charges Against BLM Train Derailers. The Soros DA in question is LA's
George Gascon in close competition with SF's Chesa Boudin for the title of the worst pro-crime DA. While Gascon was
backed by Soros, he was also funded by a variety of entertainment industry figures, including the wife of the Netflix CEO and
Steven Spielberg, and his time in office has been characterized by a thuggery nearly as ruthless as the criminals he was
selected to protect. The targets of Gascon's thuggery were the prosecutors trying to do their job. There have
been some horrifying things that happened on Gascon's watch, but this might be yet another low.
cut police funding and got a 2,000% surge in murders. Last June, the city of Portland, Oregon, hopped on the
"defund the police" bandwagon. Now, it is flooded with gun violence, and the mayor is already backtracking from his
support for the cuts. Mayor Ted Wheeler has requested $2 million in emergency funding for the police department,
pointing directly to the surge in gun violence. At this point last year, Portland had seen just one homicide.
This year, that number is 20, with 208 shootings in the city so far. Wheeler backed the Portland City Council's
decision to cut $15 million from the police budget last June, which included disbanding police units that investigate gun
violence. Predictably, that move backfired in a city that saw 100 consecutive days of violent rioting last year.
Riots are back once again in the city, thanks to Wheeler's spinelessness. Rioters have once again targeted a federal
courthouse in the city, a reprise of the violent storming of the courthouse last July. In June, it was reported that
the city lost around $24 million due to the riots. Damage to federal buildings totals roughly $2.3 million.
NJ law says cops can't notify parents when minor is caught with marijuana or alcohol in first offense.
Democrats are unyielding in their quest for a permissive society where there is little if any personal responsibility.
Nowhere is this more apparent than their preferred policies on the killing of unborn babies, and amid the current marijuana
craze liberal politicians are borrowing from that campaign to mainstream weed. Just as Democrats pursued laws allowing
minors to have an abortion without telling their parents, New Jersey has legalized the consumption of marijuana, in all its
forms, on private property and enacted a law restricting law enforcement from notifying the parents of minors who are caught
with possession of weed or alcohol. The most remarkable thing here being, perhaps, that tens of millions of Americans
continue to support the party that pushes these destructive law
time for Red States to start nullifying federal law. Here are some of the issues that could be affected by the
concept of nullification: [...] [#4] Nullify the anti-police agenda. During the Obama regime, his DoJ
hamstrung city police departments all over the country with phony "civil rights" investigations, resulting in cities hesitant
to arrest or prosecute violent thugs. With anti-police activists surrounding Biden, his administration will do the
same, thereby empowering leftist rioters in our cities. The founders never gave the federal government a law
enforcement role as they thought this responsibility best be carried out by local police and sheriff departments.
States should resist and ignore all federal anti-police regulations and DoJ harassment of local police departments.
SF DA Chesa Boudin Tried Zero Murders and Only 2 Sex Assaults. There's a pro-crimes arms race among Soros DAs
bent on freeing the most criminals and convicting the fewest. But even within that fishbowl, Chesa Boudin, Weatherman
royalty backed by Soros, is something special. The Marina Times, which California Democrats have been trying to stamp
out, has the numbers and they're something special. [...] Just keep in mind, Chesa Boudin is the DA of San Francisco, not a
small town in Iowa. These are staggeringly insane numbers that paint a picture of a justice system that has essentially
Will Get COVID Bucks. On March 6, the Senate voted on the amendment and every Democrat voted to send checks to
prisoners while Republicans remained united to add the amendment and exclude prisoners from the $1,400 stimulus
payments. It is important to note that prisoners did receive stimulus payments from the CARES Act as well as the
coronavirus relief package passed in the omnibus in late December. [...] The first attempt at rectifying the issue occurred
with Sen. Bill Cassidy's (R-LA) amendment, which would prevent prisoners serving life sentences from receiving
checks. After all, the coronavirus pandemic did not bar them from gainful employment, their heinous and unlawful
actions did. Furthermore, prisoners do not pay taxes. They do the exact opposite. The damage they have
caused to society extends beyond their crimes and their victims. They become burdens of law-abiding and tax-paying
Americans. Now they will have $1,400 more than before while 60 percent of U.S. small businesses have closed
permanently due to the pandemic.
prosecutors will permanently DROP charges against Breonna Taylor's boyfriend who shot at police. Prosecutors in
Kentucky have moved to permanently drop charges against Breonna Taylor's boyfriend in connection with the bungled police raid
that killed her. The Commonwealth's Attorney for Jefferson County filed a motion this week seeking to dismiss with
prejudice the criminal charges against Kenneth Walker. A case dismissed with prejudice cannot be brought back before a court.
quietly dismiss dozens of Portland protest cases. Federal prosecutors have dismissed more than one-third of
cases stemming from last summer's violent protests in downtown Portland, when protesters clashed with federal agents.
KGW reviewed federal court records and found 31 of the 90 protest cases have been dismissed by the U.S. Department of
Justice, including a mix of misdemeanor and felony charges. Some of the most serious charges dropped include four
defendants charged with assaulting a federal officer, which is a felony. More than half of the dropped charges were
"dismissed with prejudice," which several former federal prosecutors described as extremely rare. "Dismissed with
prejudice" means the case can't be brought back to court.
Left's Campaign Against Self-Defense. Last week, federal prosecutors offered an undisclosed plea deal to two
lawyers who firebombed an NYPD van and drove around passing out Molotov cocktails to protesters at a violent May 2020 Black
Lives Matter (BLM) protest in Brooklyn. [...] In the name of "social justice," politicians and the judiciary in many cities
and states are bestowing moral rights on violent left-wing and anarchist groups. District attorney Mike Schmidt, for
instance, announced in August that he won't prosecute most of the 550 people arrested during the 75 days of mayhem in
Portland last spring. He said the leniency was an attempt to "create a forum" to express "collective grief, anger, and
frustration" at the death of George Floyd and the history of abuses endured by people of color. Worse, he said using
the criminal justice system against them would "undermine public safety" for those "demanding to be heard." Schmidt, his
Democrat cohort, and leftist sympathizers in journalism, law, and academia willfully ignore the fact that such misplaced
clemency condones and encourages militant groups' violence, their disrespect for the law, and their anti-American agenda.
who killed Chicago cops paroled after decades in prison. Two men convicted of killing Chicago police officers
in separate incidents decades ago were paroled Thursday [2/25/2021], drawing the ire of officials who opposed the move and
believe it "sends a troubling message[.]" Johnny Veal was 17 when he and another man killed Sgt. James Severin and
Officer Anthony Rizzato in 1970 as they walked across a field in the Cabrini-Green public housing complex. Veal, 68,
and the now 74-year-old George Knights were convicted of the murders and sentenced to 100 to 199 years. Knights
remains in prison. Also paroled by the Illinois Prisoner Review Board was Joseph Hurst, 77, who was convicted of killing
Officer Herman Stallworth and wounding his partner after being pulled over for speeding in 1967.
Why Wasn't He Already
in Jail? [H]e was out on bond for an attempted first-degree murder in 2019, now he's charged with attempted
second-degree murder — and it's on video this time, so perhaps they'll keep him in jail more than overnight,
eh? We keep finding cases like this, where people get shot by someone who arguably should never have been out on the
streets, and it's hard to reconcile this reality with liberal rhetoric about "mass incarceration." The "catch-and-release"
approach to law enforcement is, of course, more common in liberal states like California, but the crusade to empty the prisons
in the name of "social justice" has recently spread across the country.
Are Living in the Ruins of Our Civilization. Another down staircase brings me to the subway platform.
Naturally, the seats in the waiting area are occupied by more bums, one with a shopping cart full of bags and rags.
Toward the far end of the platform I see the same young thug who'd jumped the turnstile now urinating against a supporting
column. He is helping me illustrate the appeal of broken windows policing: the same people who are willing to break
the law to sneak into the system without paying are likely to wreak havoc once they are inside. This is not anything a
good, hard Singapore-style caning wouldn't fix, but we in our first-world society are apparently too evolved and high-minded
for that; we are, in fact, apparently too evolved and high-minded to do anything at all to fix the problem. So the
citizens of Singapore get to enjoy near-perfect, First World public order while the citizens of our cities have to endure
Third World turmoil and disorder. We have to suffer the stench of urine on our subway platforms, shameless litterers
leaving accumulations of trash in our public spaces and the ever-present threat of crime, both petty and violent, in our
streets and our public transit.
man accused of cutting neighbor's heart out, feeding it to his family. An Oklahoma man suspected of murdering
three people has confessed to killing his neighbor, cutting her heart out and then cooking it to feed his family, authorities
said. Lawrence Anderson allegedly stabbed Andrea Lynn Blankenship, 41, to death in her Chickasha home on Feb. 9, The
Oklahoman reported. "He took the heart back to 214 West Minnesota, Chickasha," an agent with the Oklahoma State Bureau
of Investigation wrote in a search warrant obtained by the outlet. "He cooked the heart with potatoes to feed to his
family to release the demons."
Zuckerberg Worked to Free Criminals in Oklahoma. A Monster Freed Early Ate a Woman's Heart and Killed a 4-Year-Old
Girl. Criminal justice reform is a euphemism for a horrifying nightmare in which criminals were set loose under
pressure from billionaire activist donors to commit horrifying crimes, terrorizing cities, destroying communities, and taking
lives. [...] Anderson's sentence was apparently commuted in June. Oklahoma was a major target of an alliance between
lefties and "conservatives" on criminal justice reform that predated the coronavirus mass jailbreak. [...] Anderson should
have been kept locked up. He was yet another obvious example of a monster who should never have been loose. But
he was. And now a girl lies dead, stabbed in the eye, and a woman lies dead, her heart torn out. The only
question is how soon Anderson will be released this time.
you're worried about ending cash bail, you're fearmongering, Pritzker says. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into
law Monday [2/22/2021] a bill that will eliminate cash bail in Illinois, allow for anonymous complaints against police
officers in disciplinary hearings and overhaul law enforcement protocols to be more hands off when apprehending suspects.
Some of the material in the 700-page bill passed last month is laudable and worth exploring, as we've said previously.
But it's undeniable that nearly every law enforcement agency and prosecutorial association in the state is ringing alarm bells
about the changes, which were shoved through the legislature with little debate in the middle of the night — by design.
in New York "abolishes" police by renaming them. The entire "abolish the police" movement has pretty much
failed in spectacular fashion in terms of actually attracting any high-profile support around the nation. Even
President Biden reiterated that he doesn't support the idea during his recent town hall on CNN. There has been plenty of
defunding going on, frequently with very bad results, but the idea of completely reimaging an America without cops has been a
political loser. But that's not entirely true everywhere. The folks at GQ Magazine this week were pretty excited
to break the news about one city in New York State that's going whole hog for the idea. The Mayor of Ithaca, New York
is preparing to remove and replace his entire police department, installing something called a "Department of Community
Solutions and Public Safety" in its place.
to test no-police mental crisis response in Harlem. NYPD officers will stay out of many mental health crisis
calls and social workers will respond instead in parts of northern Manhattan starting this spring. The head of the
city's wide-ranging mental health initiative gave some details of the test program to lawmakers Monday, fleshing out a plan
the city outlined broadly in November.
cash bail. One of the constants in Chicago is the escalating crime rate over the past year, with many of the
crimes committed by people who are out on bail, including "affordable" bail. This concept is meant to give poor people
the same ability as rich people to be free while awaiting trial. Illinois is now set to follow suit: Starting in
2023, there won't be any bail in Illinois at all thanks to a new crime bill that will, among other things, end cash
bail. Since affordable bail has already given carte blanche to Chicago's criminals, we can pretty much guess how
this will end.
Florida man burglarized homes during funerals: sheriff. An "evil" Florida man burglarized 10 homes —
purposely targeting his grieving victims and striking when he knew they were attending funerals, authorities said.
Ronald Lee Rose, 42, of Lake Wales, is facing multiple counts of armed burglary and grand theft in a series of home heists
between October and Feb. 8 in Auburndale, Mulberry, Lakeland and Haines City, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said Wednesday
[2/17/2021]. Rose allegedly researched his targets, hitting up homes either owned by a recently deceased person or one
of their relatives, Judd said.
Are Skyrocketing in U.S. Cities. Carjacking was long thought to be a crime more associated with the past than
the present. But the last several months have seen a surge in that particular crime. National statistics are not
available for carjackings, but there have been numerous media reports of big spikes in carjackings taking place ever since
last summer, especially in Chicago and other big cities. And many media reports have indicated that those responsible
are often young teenagers, many of them too young to legally drive. According to an NPR report, there were 405
carjackers in Minneapolis in 2020, a number that more than tripled over 2019. Chicago reported 1,400 carjackings last year,
and other cities have also seen increases, such as New Orleans, Kansas City, and Washington, D.C.
Dumb Criminal Caught in Trap by Owner.
Owner gets tired of dealing with Burglars breaking into his store so sets a trap and the perp falls right into it and is arrested.
feeling safer yet? A New York Post editorial quotes New York City police commissioner Dermot Shea: "We
have made staggering numbers of gun arrests, taking guns off the streets from felons, but when you look, three days later,
four days later, those individuals are back on the street committing more gun violence." The editorial continues by
saying that years of often ill conceived criminal justice reform has set up a revolving door that frees even repeat offenders
almost instantly. And "[w]orse, because everyone knows the perp will be back in the neighborhood again — and
the no-bail law lets the defense know right away who has talked — witnesses are ever-harder to come by." Well,
that's in one Democrat-run state. What about California? According to Hotair.com: "Through a series of
measures starting back in 2014, the state of California has made it increasingly easy for people to commit property theft and
get away with it[.] ... Even in cases where they do manage to catch somebody stealing, it's too often not worth the trouble
of taking them down to the station because they'll just be released immediately without bail anyway." One result of this
is that California businesses are shutting down for good.
Prisoners First. In September 2019, Couy Griffin, founder of Cowboys for Trump, met with President Trump in the
Oval Office. His group, according to its website, believes "securing our border, protecting our Second Amendment, and
protecting the lives of the unborn are the most vital and key aspects in America's Greatness." Trump supporters riding on
horseback — often carrying American flags and Trump banners — participated in rallies across the country
to show support for the president. Today, Griffin sits in a jail cell denied bail. Prosecutors charged Griffin with
one minor count of trespassing as part of the Justice Department's sweeping investigation into the events of January 6.
Griffin, who is a county commissioner in New Mexico, never entered the Capitol but investigators scoured his social media account
to find evidence that he was "well within the restricted area" of the building. Griffin did not assault a police officer or
break any windows or even steal an important leader's laptop. His real crime, of course, is that he's a supporter of Donald
Trump — and his real threat to society, according to U.S. prosecutors and a federal judge, is that Griffin dares
to doubt the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.
black lives didn't seem to matter in 2020. Last year saw the largest year-to-year increase in homicides ever
recorded in US history. The homicide rate in 34 cities was 30 percent higher in 2020 compared to the previous year,
according to a Jan. 31 report by the National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice. Victims of these homicides
are disproportionately African American. At least 8,600 black lives were lost to homicide in 2020, an increase of more
than 1,000 compared to 2019 (7,484). Violent crime is concentrated in primarily low-income, marginalized black communities
where the police are underresourced and Democratic leadership has abysmally failed. In Chicago, 80 percent of
gun-violence victims in 2020 were black. According to the latest data in New York City, 71 percent of shooting victims
are black — even though black people constitute just 26 percent of the city's population. [...] Since more than
90 percent of black homicide victims are killed by black offenders, the ghost of endemic white supremacy cannot be invoked
to push racial grievance narratives. As a result, the media turns a blind eye. Black lives only seem to matter when
racism is involved.
latest move to thwart its own law enforcement efforts. The day may yet come when the California legislature
proposes a new bill that will actually improve the lives of its citizens, my friends, but today is not that day. The
latest bit of madness to come out of the Golden State is known as Senate Bill 271, and it's clearly designed to make people
less safe rather than safer. Currently, anyone wishing to run for Sheriff in any of California's counties must have
either a certification of competence from the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training or recent, equivalent
salaried law enforcement experience. Makes sense, right? If you're going to put someone in charge of a major law
enforcement agency, it might be nice if they actually knew something about law enforcement and the challenges that officers
face out on the streets. But SB-271 would eliminate that requirement entirely. The stated reason is clear.
They want people who are interested in reforming, defunding or abolishing the police to be able to run for the position.
Shaman' demands organic food in jail; judge says he must get it. A federal judge on Wednesday [2/3/2021]
ordered jail officials to provide organic food for the "QAnon Shaman," one of the people charged with participating in the
Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. The ruling was in response to a motion by Clayton lawyer Albert Watkins, who said
Jacob Chansley had not eaten since Jan. 25 and had lost more than 20 pounds. Chansley has followed an organic diet for
eight years, the motion says. Watkins' motion says that in Chansley's belief system, "non-organic food, which contains
unnatural chemicals, would act as an 'object intrusion' onto his body and cause serious illness if he were to eat it."
In a court hearing held by Zoom, lawyers for the District of Columbia jail where Chansley is being held said they could find
no requirement for organic food in shamanism.
San Francisco Murder Sets Leftists and Social Interest Groups at Odds. On January 28, while attempting to take
a photo of a suspicious vehicle cruising in front of his San Francisco home, 76-year-old private investigator Jack Palladino
was grabbed by one of the two men in the car and dragged forty feet before falling over backward and lethally striking his
head. Not since the Zebra killings of the 1970s has one murder caused San Francisco's leftist worthies so much
consternation. If you do not know of the Zebra killers, there is a reason why. The killers were black. All
21 of their victims, 14 fatal, were white or Asian. The Zodiac killer worked the same area at roughly the same time,
killed far fewer people, and got ten times the attention. Palladino's killing made the news in spite of the fact that
he was white and the two accused killers are black. What made Palladino newsworthy is that he has friends in high
twice bailed out by Kamala Harris-backed fund — gets arrested again. A Minnesota man twice bailed
out by a Vice President Kamala Harris-backed nonprofit group has been busted a third time on felony drug charges, authorities
said. Thomas Moseley's latest collar stems from his arrest on Oct. 15, 2020, when he was picked up at a George
Floyd-related protest and charged with damaging the Minneapolis Police Department's Fifth Precinct months earlier, WCCO-TV
reported. Police found a handgun in his waistband and charged him with possession of a dangerous weapon. Moseley,
29, of Minneapolis, was also busted on rioting charges from a Dec. 31, 2020, demonstration.
man who sexually assaulted, killed toddler to be freed from prison after serving half of 48-year term. An Elgin
man convicted of sexually assaulting and murdering a 20-month-old girl in 1997 is being released from prison later this month
after serving half of his 48-year sentence. Cayce Williams, 47, pleaded guilty in 2006 to the first-degree murder and
criminal sexual assault of Quortney Kley, the daughter of his former girlfriend, in exchange for the prison term. [...]
Williams faced the death penalty but reached a plea agreement with the Kane County State's Attorney's office.
allies fight back as Soros-funded liberal DAs oversee big-city bloodshed. District attorneys implementing
liberal agendas in some of America's biggest cities oversaw soaring homicide counts last year and are now being hit with
lawsuits and recriminations from police agencies. Angry police officers and their backers are doing all they can to
boost a May primary challenge to Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, who refuses to prosecute some gun possession
and drug crimes. A California court is scheduled to hear a lawsuit Tuesday [2/2/2021] filed by the Association of
Deputy District Attorneys in Los Angeles against District Attorney George Gascon. The suit accuses Mr. Gascon of
illegally blocking prosecutors from pursuing enhanced sentencing in violent crimes and other major criminal cases.
Orders DOJ Not To Renew Contracts With Private Prisons As Part Of Racial Equity Agenda. As part of his promise
to advance racial equity, President Joe Biden has instructed the Department of Justice not to renew private prison
contracts. The policy change was part of a fresh set of four additional executive orders the president signed on
Tuesday [1/26/2021] to eliminate alleged institutional discrimination within federal agencies. "No one should be
profiteering off of our criminal justice system," President Biden tweeted on Tuesday evening. "That's why today, I
ordered the Department of Justice to end the use of private prisons by the federal government."
in crime bill? No more cash bonds. One of the hottest topics in Illinois government in the aftermath of
the recent lame-duck legislative session is the massive criminal-justice package that's thrilled some and outraged
others. The rhetoric has been dominated by either generic comments of support or disdain. Although sincere, they
do not go to the heart of the issue — what's in the 700-page-plus bill that has generated such feverish
feedback. The most substantive change, one that will not be implemented for two years, is the repeal of cash
bonds. Henceforth, the legislation states, all persons charged with a crime will be presumed eligible for
release following their arraignment on the charges against them.
saw the largest percentage increase in murders in America's history. Heather Mac Donald has the grim details at
the Wall Street Journal this week. While anecdotal evidence we've been covering here for the past ten months certainly
suggested it, the final numbers are in. 2020 saw the largest percentage increase in homicides since accurate records have
been kept on these statistics. And the lion's share of the killings took the form of drive-by shootings. Also of note is
the fact that the large majority of the victims were Black. If you ask most of the largely Democratic mayors of the large or
medium-size cities where the killings were most prevalent (or most of the mainstream media), they'll tell you that this surge was
driven by the pandemic. But as Mac Donald notes, the data doesn't back that up.
push to decriminalize 'streetwalking' follows a deadly run of NYC 'reforms'. Think Bill de Blasio's dumpster
fire of a mayoralty can't get worse? Think again: Albany is planning to send him more street hookers.
Whoopee. State Sen. Brad Hoylman, a Manhattan Democrat now running for borough president, considers the notice
police pay to transsexual streetwalkers to be a pressing civil-rights issue — and so he's pushing legislation that
effectively would make street-walking of all sorts legal. The bill appears fated to pass — and what could go
wrong with that? Plenty. Blame for much of what makes New York City so difficult to navigate these days rests
squarely with the normalization — and outright legalization — of anti-social, often dangerously
aberrant, public personal behavior.
entire system has become a form of cruel and unusual punishment. The term "cruel and unusual punishment" is
usually applied to the death penalty and solitary confinement. Both are widely condemned by the left, as is
incarceration for non-violent crimes. But the political left treats the sufferings of victims of crime as collateral
damage, something that should have nothing whatsoever to do with justice. Likewise, the left turns a blind eye to those
whom the government itself destroys. The cavalier attitude towards victims of crimes is a quintessentially leftist
position. It's also partially the consequence of substituting the government as the aggrieved party in criminal cases,
leaving the actual victim on the sidelines. Unfortunately, this system makes it the government's job to decide whether
to prosecute a case. Often, the Department of Justice and attorneys-general across the country behave as though the law
is irrelevant when deciding whether to pursue a case — to the point of being opaque, quixotic, and under the worst
but common circumstance, political.
County Plans To Resume Jury Trials In February, But Will Jurors Show Up? The leaders of Cook County's criminal
justice system are planning on resuming jury trials in February, after months of courts being in a near-total shutdown
because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The shutdown has deprived accused offenders of their right to a speedy trial and left
victims waiting for justice. But the proposed reopening worries court employees who believe leaders are rushing the
process and jeopardizing their health. "People have been locked up, their liberation has been at stake since the
coronavirus hit early last year," said Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans. "We'd like to be able to resume jury
trials and bench trials where we can institute social distancing, where we can provide adequate [personal protective
equipment], where we can show the potential jurors how safe they would be." Sources say leaders are aiming to have the
first jury selection happen on Feb. 16. And they say questionnaires were being sent out Friday to potential jurors asking
about underlying health issues and other COVID-19 related concerns.
L.A. councilman lied to the FBI. Probation officials say he deserves no jail time. It was the first blockbuster
case to surface in the federal corruption probe of Los Angeles City Hall — a multi-count indictment accusing
former Councilman Mitchell Englander of taking envelopes of cash, lying to the FBI about that money and obstructing its
investigation. Englander, while serving in office, made false statements to FBI agents during three separate
interviews, prosecutors said, providing untrue information about his dealings with a businessman who gave him $15,000 in two
casino bathrooms. The case was resolved quickly, with Englander pleading guilty to a single count of scheming to
falsify material facts. But now, prosecutors are voicing objections to the sentence recommended by federal probation
officials: three years' probation, a $9,500 fine and no jail time or community service.
Lawmakers Pass 'Transformational' Criminal Justice Legislation In 11th Hour Of Lame Duck Session. Illinois
lawmakers on Wednesday [1/13/2021] used the final hours of the general assembly's lame duck session to pass a sweeping and
controversial criminal justice reform bill that would eliminate cash bail, make it easier to ban officers from working at
police departments across the state and allow for anonymous complaints against cops. The legislation, passed Wednesday
morning after hours of late night bargaining, was a legislative priority of the Black legislative caucus. It was
drafted as the legislature's answer to the months of policing-related protests this summer.
run cities in America. The state of cities around the country is rapidly declining, leading to the greatest
rates of emigration since the days of disorder and distress in the 1970s. Eight cities stand out as the worst run in
the country, when ranked with markers like costs of living, education, poverty, and crime. These are New York, Los
Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Washington, Portland, Oakland and Chicago. [...] Several of the worst run cities had
surging crime before 2020. But such curbing of police has resulted in violent crime spikes that have become out of
control. Shootings in New York nearly doubled, murder spiked by 20 percent, and burglary rose by over 40 percent
last year. Los Angeles enacted a $150 million cut to its police, as the murder rate increased by 20 percent.
The murder rate in Washington rose by almost the same, as Philadelphia boasts the second highest murder rate in the country,
and Portland has had the most homicides in three decades.
The Left Finds Time for One More Big Lie Against
Trump. As a preface, let there be no doubt that those who violated the law, acted violently, trespassed federal
grounds on Wednesday, January 6, should be prosecuted and punished as prescribed by law for their crimes just as Antifa,
Black Lives Matter, and other criminals who brought violence, destruction, bloodshed, and mayhem to Portland, Seattle, and so
many other American cities during the months leading up to the presidential election should be arrested, prosecuted, and
punished as the law demands for their crimes.
Soros Soars, GOP Cowards
Cower. I devoted my Dec. 15 column to newly elected Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón and
his benefactor George Soros. Gascón has one goal: to put the people of L.A. at the mercy of criminals.
He's the face of anarcho-tyranny, and George Soros is the wallet. [...] As I wrote in my Dec. 15 column, a key element in
Gascón's victory was the fact that the local GOP didn't lift a finger to oppose him.
Defenders of Civilization?
Is there really a legal system any more, at least as we once knew it, in our major cities — New York, Portland,
Seattle, and Los Angeles? Violent crime has soared. Murders are up 30-50 percent in many of those places.
In 2020, whether an arsonist, looter, or rioter was arrested, indicted, and jailed depended on the ideology of the
perpetrator and the political context of the crime. Old ideas like "broken windows" preventative enforcement went down
the memory hole. Did Rudolph Giuliani's crime-reduction miracle in New York City ever really exist? Is it legal
for a district attorney simply to announce that he will no longer enforce the legal code? Can victims of ensuing crimes
sue such somnolent prosecutors? [...] Either police can make an in-vain arrest in their no-bail, Soros-funded prosecuting
attorney jurisdictions and see the arrested subject released, angry or defiant or both. Or they can risk being attacked
or shot by emboldened criminals, given police deterrence has vanished. Or, in extremis, they can use force and
find themselves charged with a felony and likely to have their careers ruined.
parolee accused of killing 2 pedestrians was free despite several recent arrests. A driver accused by police of
killing two pedestrians in downtown San Francisco on New Year's Eve while intoxicated and in a stolen car is a parolee who
remained free despite being arrested several times in the city in recent months, according to city officials and public
records. Troy Ramon McAlister, a 45-year-old city resident who was released on April 10 from a state prison sentence
for robbery, was not charged with new crimes by the District Attorney's Office after any of last year's arrests, the most
recent of which occurred on Dec. 20.
vaccination in prisons, a public health priority, proves politically charged. First came the outcry in a Denver
newspaper op-ed, arguing that Colorado's coronavirus vaccination plan would bring relief to a man who fatally shot four
people before it protected the author's law-abiding, 78-year-old father. [...] The plan, which put incarcerated people in
line for coronavirus immunization ahead of the elderly and those with chronic conditions, had been released by the state
health department. It was the product of months of deliberation by members of the state's medical advisory
group — physicians, public health officials and experts in bioethics. But their framework, when subject to
the machinery of online outrage, quickly unraveled. Asked by a Fox reporter about the prioritization, and the criticism
touched off by the op-ed, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) said at a December news briefing there was "no way" the limited
supply of shots would "go to prisoners before it goes to people who haven't committed any crime." He let out a short laugh
as he pronounced the word "prisoners."
siblings killed by suspect driving wrong way in Florida chase. A carjacking suspect driving against traffic on
a Florida freeway during a high-speed chase on Tuesday night [1/1/2021] crashed head-on into an SUV, killing two Wisconsin
siblings, officials said. [...] The suspect, who led law enforcement on a chase at speeds above 110 mph, also died in the
crash, according to the sheriff's office. His name wasn't immediately released. Chitwood said the suspect had 50
Killed In Florida Wrong Way Crash. This was intentional," said Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood.
"Everything that he did was about destroying somebody's life." [...] The suspect also died in the crash near Daytona
Beach. Authorities say the vehicle was stolen at gunpoint from an Orlando area pizza delivery driver. "He's got
50 prior arrests, he has no driver's license, he's been incarcerated eight times in state prison, he's got crimes in
here — here's his criminal history and he's out walking amongst us. 200 pages... Carjacking, home
invasion, robbery. He got out of prison last year for grand theft and he's out and about," Chitwood said.
Angeles County Prosecutors Sue Gascon For Not Enforcing The Law. Los Angeles County District Attorney George
Gascon hasn't even been in office for a month yet but he's been making more headlines than the pandemic. Unfortunately
for Gascon (and the citizens of his county), few of those breaking news items have been of the good variety. The wildly
liberal, anti-cop DA has been working overtime to empty the jails and prevent the prosecution of criminals, even as crime
rates have been surging in the City of Angels. The latest news out of his office won't be changing that pattern at
all. His own prosecutors are going to court to ask a judge to block their new boss's orders and prevent them from
having to break the law themselves by carrying out his directives. And it looks like they have a pretty solid case.
Supreme Court Rules Thousands Of Sex Offenders Are Eligible For Early Release. On Monday [12/28/2020], the
California Supreme Court ruled that thousands of inmates convicted of non-forcible sex crimes may be eligible for early
release under a ballot measure that was overwhelmingly approved by voters four years ago. The initiative, called
Proposition 57, was written by then-Governor Jerry Brown (D) and passed by nearly two-thirds of the electorate. It was
crafted to reduce the state's prison population, saying any person found guilty of a "nonviolent felony offense" would be
eligible for early parole. Brown said it was never intended to cover sex offenders. However, the original
language did not exempt them from consideration. Lower appeals courts had ruled that nonviolent sex offenders could not
be excluded, and the high court affirmed those rulings.
the Media Didn't Want To Report About These Capital Punishment Cases. This summer, the federal government began
putting people to death for the first time in 17 years. "Trump administration executes Brandon Bernard, plans four more
executions before Biden takes office," said a Washington Post headline last week. While that is technically true, it
wasn't Trump who convicted these men of murder; it was a jury of their peers. It wasn't Trump who upheld their
convictions after numerous appeals; it was the judicial system. It wasn't Trump who found the death penalty
constitutional; here, it was the Supreme Court that reaffirmed the Federal Death Penalty Act of 1994 requires executions to
be carried out "in the manner prescribed by the law of the state in which the sentence is imposed." It wasn't Trump who
sponsored that law in 1994; it was Joe Biden. Reporters nearly always glide past the horrifying specifics, spending
inordinate amounts of space presenting the case of anti-death penalty advocates, who often dishonestly paint these men as victims.
Legend Leads to Over 6,000 Arrests, Including 467 for Murder: DOJ. Outgoing Attorney General William Barr
on Wednesday gave his last update on Operation Legend, a Trump administration initiative to drive down violent crime in major
inner cities, saying that the program had led to over 6,000 arrests since its launch earlier this year. The operation
was launched in Kansas City, Missouri, in July and has since been expanded to eight cities that saw rising crime rates this
past year. It involves surging federal agents and resources to inner cities to assist local and state law enforcement
officials tackle violent crime and restore public safety. Of those who were arrested, about 1,500 were charged with
federal offenses, and 467 were suspected of homicide. The program also resulted in the seizure of 2,600 firearms, more
than 32 kilos of heroin, more than 17 kilos of fentanyl, more than 300 kilos of methamphetamine, more than
135 kilos of cocaine, and more than $11 million in drug and other illicit proceeds.
ditch 'defund the police' slogan, but not necessarily policy principles. With the 2020 campaign season over,
the message is clear from the upper echelons of the Democratic Party: "Defund the police" is not the message that they
want to communicate to voters. Former President Barack Obama warned in an interview earlier this month that "you lost a
big audience the minute you say it." President-elect Joe Biden in a private meeting last week, according to audio obtained by
the Intercept, said, "That's how they beat the living hell out of us across the country, saying that we're talking
about defunding the police." But behind the debate on semantics and public-facing messaging, Democrats are not necessarily
abandoning the stated principles behind the slogan: Using mental health workers to respond to police calls or funding
social services rather than military-grade police equipment, for instance.
Omar, and Squad Want to Free 500,000 Fat Criminals. Obese rapists, insane serial killers, and child molesters
over 55 years old could be on the loose in your neighbrohood if the Squad's latest social justice bill becomes law.
The bill to free all the fat criminals, sponsored by Rep. Tlaib, Rep. Lee, and Rep. Pressley, and co-sponsored by
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Omar, and eight other Democrats, and endorsed by Black Lives Matter, calls for a mass jailbreak
to protect criminals from the coronavirus. The existing wave of coronavirus criminal releases already helped boost crime
rates in major cities with double digit increases in homicides. Robberies have shot up like a rocket with criminals
stealing cars and looting businesses while knowing they won't be jailed. But that's not enough for the Squad. They
want to free all the criminals. Especially the fat ones.
politician who defunded the police called 911 to protect her from a crime she wants to legalize. A Seattle City
Councilwoman called the police to her home Friday [12/17/2020] to report a crime she is effectively trying to legalize, according to media
reports. Lisa Herbold phoned authorities on Friday after a man reportedly threw a rock through her living room window, My Northwest
reported. The councilwoman said "she was on the west side of the living room near the kitchen when she heard a loud noise that
sounded like a gunshot and dove into the kitchen for cover," according to a redacted police report obtained by the publication.
City May Pass "Duress Legislation" to Give Criminals "Poverty Defense". Elected officials in a major U.S. city
plan to pass a law that will allow thieves to sell items they steal if they do it to earn money for basic needs and
trespassers to set up camp on private property when it is to obtain adequate shelter. Dozens of other crimes —
including assault and harassment — will be excused under the preposterous measure if suspects are poor, mentally ill
or addicted to drugs. It is being crafted as a poverty defense and will allow municipal court judges to dismiss a multitude
of crimes if poverty, mental illness or a substance-abuse disorder drove the perpetrator to commit them. Even for a famously
liberal left coast city like Seattle it seems like a bit much. The proposal was first introduced during the Seattle City
Council's budget deliberations weeks ago, according to a local news report. It was put on hold over a budget process
bureaucracy but has gained incredible steam and appears to have enough support to alter the city code early next year.
"The idea could enormously impact the city — and set Seattle apart from the rest of the country in its approach to
misdemeanor crimes," according to the news story, which includes the concerns of frustrated public safety advocates who say
the law will essentially legalize most crimes in Seattle.
Nursing Home Residents and 49 Criminals Died in Pennsylvania. Guess Which Group Democrats Care About. One
of the most important and least discussed coronavirus subjects in this election was the decision by Democrat governors to
infect huge numbers of nursing home residents by forcing nursing homes to accept coronavirus patients. Governor Wolf in
Pennsylvania and his health expert, Richard 'Rachel' Levine, were one of the worst offenders. [...] Let's compare and
contrast. 8,047 nursing home residents dead isn't a crisis. But 49 criminals dead is a death sentence. These
are Democrat priorities. Free the criminals and kill the elderly.
the Media Doesn't Report on Crime, It Won't Exist. The Nieman Foundation for Journalism was set up at
Harvard. Like everything touching old foundations and journalism, it's a toxic disaster. And this one is right up
there with In Defense of Looting. [...] No this stuff isn't marginal. Nieman is influential and it's part of the
larger pro-crime push. And the reshaping of the legacy media. Even at this late date, one of the few things the
local news does anymore is sports, weather, and crime. Lefty virtue signaling destroyed sports. The push to make
every weather report about global warmunism while firing any weatherman who doesn't go along has been underway for years.
Sheriff Rejects Court Order To Reduce Inmate Population, Blasts The ACLU. The sheriff of Orange County,
California, said on Wednesday that he would fight a recent order issued by a local superior court judge to significantly
reduce the number of inmates housed in the county's jail system due to COVID-19 concerns. According to FOX 11 News,
Sheriff Don Barnes "is refusing to release any more" incarcerated people despite the mandate. "These people who remain
in the jail, they may have diabetes, but they're also charged with murder," Barnes told the outlet during an online
interview. "Or they may be over 65, but may be a child molester." Sheriff Barnes posted an open letter to social
media on Wednesday afternoon announcing his intention to appeal last Friday's directive by Judge Peter Wilson to cut the
detainee population in all congregate living areas by 50%. The ruling came in response to a lawsuit filed in April by the
America Civil Liberties Union seeking to protect medically vulnerable people from coronavirus infection.
Sheriff Refuses To Release 1,800 Inmates After Judge's Order. A California sheriff is refusing to comply with a
judge's order to release 1,800 inmates from Orange County jails, including individuals who have been imprisoned for murder,
due to the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic. County Superior Court Judge Peter Wilson on Friday ordered the
release of 50 percent — or 1,858 inmates out of 3,716 — to curb the transmission of COVID-19, the
disease caused by the CCP virus. "I have no intention of releasing any of these individuals from my custody," said
Sheriff Don Barnes, pushing back against the order. "We are going to file an appeal and we're going to fight it and if
the judge has any intent of releasing any one of these individuals, he will have to go through line by line, name by name,
and tell me which ones he is ordering released."
Who Prosecuted 8-Year-Old Gabriel Fernandez's Killers Tearfully Refuses to Comply With Gascon's Directives. As
one of three members assigned to the LA County District Attorney's complex child abuse unit Deputy District Attorney Jon
Hatami prosecutes the most heinous and heartbreaking cases that come into the office. Between 2013 and 2018 Hatami was
the lead prosecutor for one of the most infamous child abuse cases in Los Angeles history, the torture and murder of Gabriel
Fernandez. After winning a conviction against Fernandez's mother's boyfriend, Isauro Aguirre, Hatami revealed to
reporters that one reason the case was so personal to him was because he had also been abused as a child. [...] Now Hatami is
working to obtain justice for another child's killer, but his hands are tied because of his new boss's Special Directives.
weighs 'poverty defense' for most misdemeanor crimes. Seattle lawmakers are considering a law that would excuse
suspects from most misdemeanor crimes if they can be linked to poverty or mental illness. If approved, it would make
the Emerald City the nation's first to have such a measure on the books. The Seattle City Council said the proposal,
crafted with input from local public defenders, would excuse suspects from minor crimes like theft, trespassing, or
assault — but not in cases of domestic violence or driving while impaired, KUOW-TV reported. "In a situation
where you took that sandwich because you were hungry and you were trying to meet your basic need of satisfying your hunger,
we as a community will know that we should not punish that," Anita Khandelwal, King County director of public defense, told
the station. "That conduct is excused."
Soros DA George Gascon's Office: Deputy DA's Threatened, Intimidated to Uphold New Policies. Soros-funded
Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon, as we've reported, made major waves during his first week in office. On
day one, he issued nine Special Directives instituting "criminals first" policies like failing to prosecute many
misdemeanors, a blanket prohibition on seeking the death penalty or life without parole, and a ban on charging juveniles as
adults. Throughout the week, victims, law enforcement officers, and court personnel were shocked to see the results of
those policies in action in the courtroom (including a failure to charge enhancements or "strikes" against a man accused of
decapitating two of his children).
has freed thousands of gun suspects this year as shootings soar: NYPD. Nearly 90 percent of suspects
arrested on gun charges this year are back on the streets, which the NYPD says has fueled a historic spike in shootings that
have left more than 1,756 dead or wounded. About 3,345 of the 3,793 perps arrested between Jan. 1 and Nov. 30
for firearms crimes — 88 percent — were let go, according to department data. Just 450 remain in
jail, the NYPD told The [New York] Post. Some of the suspects posted bail, but judges were required to release others
under new reform laws that prohibit them from setting monetary bail on some gun-possession cases. The crime became
ineligible for bail in most circumstances under the Jan. 1 law changes, which mandate judges to release collared suspects,
with no money down, on hundreds of charges considered "non-violent." The NYPD has repeatedly blamed this year's
stunning 96-percent surge in shootings on the loosened bail laws and early release of prisoners due to COVID concerns.
is considering making it legal to steal, as long as you're poor and plan on selling the items. Remember over
the summer when AOC blamed the spike in crime in New York City on parents stealing food to feed their families? [Tweet]
She was roundly ridiculed for that, of course, but now Seattle hopes to make AOC's fantasy a reality by creating an
affirmative defense for theft if you intended to sell the stolen items for "basic needs" like food or rent. It's called
"the poverty defense," and would not only make stealing legal, but apparently fencing items as well, and would cover over 100
to California's 3rd Largest County: On Account of COVID, Release Half Your Convicts. How do you empty a
large county's jail system by half? That's a question currently demanding an answer, as a West Coast judge has ordered
that very thing. As reported by The Daily Wire, on Friday, Superior Court Judge Peter Wilson dictated Sheriff Don
Barnes must liquidate Orange County's jail system by 50%. The decision comes following the American Civil Liberties
Union's April lawsuit demanding the release of disabled and vulnerable inmates in light of the pandemic.
DA Gascon to decline prosecution on range of low-level crimes. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's
Office will no longer prosecute a range of misdemeanor crimes, from resisting arrest to drug possession to making criminal
threats, according to a memo issued this week by new DA George Gascon. [...] The memo spells out misdemeanors which should be
declined or dismissed before arraignment, with a number of exceptions at the discretion of the prosecutor. Among
them: Trespassing, disturbing the peace, driving with no license or a suspended license, making criminal threats, drug
possession, drinking in public, loitering to commit prostitution and resisting arrest, among others.
delivers on its George Floyd promise to defund police and wipes $8m from force's budget. Minneapolis City
Council on Thursday [12/10/2020] approved a controversial budget which is set to move $8 million of funding from the
police — despite record crime rates since the May death of George Floyd. Mayor Jacob Frey, who had
threatened to veto the entire budget if the council went ahead with a plan to cap police staffing, said the vote was a
defining moment for the city which was the first to be hit by anti-police protests following the death of Floyd. The
city has been plagued by soaring violent crime since then — with homicide, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary,
theft and arson all up on last year's figures.
District Attorney Whistleblower: Gascon's Sentencing Special Directive Is Illegal. New Los Angeles
District Attorney George Gascon has had the most active first week on the job of probably any officeholder ever,
anywhere. On Day One he issued nine Special Directives to his staff, instituting a wet dream of Black Lives Matter and
Antifa justice policies — and decreed that those policies should be implemented in all pending cases and even up
to 20,000 cases in which the criminals were already sentenced. On Day Two he dropped charges against a "protester"
accused of trying to wreck a train (you read that right) during a protest against the LA Sheriff's Department after deputies
shot and killed a known gang member and drug dealer, Dijon Kizzee, who'd pulled a gun on them. We can't wait to see
what the rest of the week will bring.
Los Angeles DA Snubs Staff, Meets With BLM, Will Implement Radical Progressive Agenda. The worst fears about
the new district attorney in Los Angeles County, George Gascón, are already materializing. After defeating the
incumbent DA on November 3, Gascón was sworn in on Monday [12/7/2020]. Gascón announced that his office would
immediately end cash bail for many offenses, refuse to pursue the death penalty, and cease trying juveniles as adults for
Court Order Frees 250 Criminal Illegal Aliens into U.S.. Criminal illegal aliens who were released from
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody due to a court order in Adelanto, California, have been re-arrested for
child sex crimes, burglary, drug possession, and drunk driving. By October, ICE released more than 250 illegal aliens
from their Adelanto detention facility after a court order mandated that they free up space. Those released were put in
the Alternatives to Detention (ATD) program that places GPS ankle bracelets on each illegal alien as they are freed into the
interior of the United States.
Harris County Resident Murdered by Suspect Out on Bond, Says Victim's Advocate. According to a victim's
advocate, Derrick Mike has become the 70th person in Harris County to be murdered by a suspect out on felony bond. The
suspect, 23-year-old Edward O'Neal IV, had been charged in the 2016 slaying of his friend Ryan Roberts in a case that drew
international attention since O'Neal claimed to be a worshipper of Satan. Records indicate O'Neal had confessed to
several people including his mother that he had stabbed Roberts to death. Family members told police and media that
they knew O'Neal worshipped the devil, and his mother stated that he had killed two family pets.
Los Angeles DA Gascon Sworn In, Will "End Bail Completely Jan 1," Resentence Up To 20,000 Convicted Criminals.
As RedState and countless other publications warned, if Los Angeles elected socialist and Soros-funded candidate George
Gascon as its District Attorney, he would institute radical changes in the criminal justice system. He essentially
partnered with Black Lives Matter during the election, and pledged his allegiance to them after Election Day. Gascon
was sworn in Monday [12/7/2020], and immediately implemented sweeping changes that go far beyond what even jaded political
City Council Poised for a Breakthrough in Eliminating Most Property Crime — Make It Legal. Two
months ago Seattle City Councilwoman Lisa Herbold proposed legislation under the guise of a budget bill that would, for all
practical purposes, eliminate the prosecution of approximately 90% of all misdemeanor crimes in Seattle through the creation
of an affirmative defense to conviction of "duress" stemming from poverty, homelessness, substance addiction, or mental
illness. [...] But the proposal from Herbold would create a complete defense of "duress" to misdemeanor criminal charges for
any criminal defendant who can show they fit into one of the "exempt" classifications. By one estimate it is likely
that that 9 out of 10 criminal misdemeanor cases filed by the City Attorney's Office would be subject to such a defense, and
as a practical matter, charges would never get filed in the first instance.
the police just given up on crime? This prolific shoplifter was caught red-handed by security guard.
Nicholas Richards is a familiar face in the stores of London's West End. He's a serial shoplifter. One of the
establishments he has been banned from because of his persistent offending is the flagship branch of Boots in
Piccadilly. But here he is, captured on CCTV of that very store before the latest lockdown, brazenly helping himself to
£170 worth of Gucci products from the fragrance counter. Richards, in a fashionable black T-shirt and jeans, was
caught red-handed by security officers from private police force My Local Bobby (MLB). They handcuffed him and waited
for the real police to arrive, but they needn't have bothered.
Virginia police chief fired for charging prominent BLM vandals and public officials. Back on June 10th in
Portsmouth, Virginia, a large group of protesters decided to tear down and destroy a Confederate monument located in that
city. An investigation was launched, led by Portsmouth Police Chief Angela Greene. After collecting video from
the event and conducting interviews for two months, Greene announced in August that charges were being filed against
19 people who had been involved in the destruction. [...] You might think that would be pretty much the end of the story,
but it wasn't. Among those arrested was State Sen. Louise Lucas, several leaders of the local Black Lives Matter
movement, officials from the NAACP, and a member of the local school board. Since several crimes had obviously been
committed, you might think that Chief Greene (who is Black, by the way) would be lauded for holding all citizens, regardless
of their status accountable. You would be wrong, however. Howls of protest emerged not only from the community
but from elected officials. Yesterday the situation came to a head and Chief Greene was unceremoniously fired.
Police Chief Fired After Charging Democrat Leaders with Felonies!. Portsmouth Police Chief Angela Greene was
fired Monday morning after being suspended from her position as Police Chief two months ago. Chief Green was suspended
on September 4th by the former city manager just weeks after she brought felony charges against Democrat State Senator Louise
Lucas and others in relation to protests and monument destruction that occurred June 8th. Senator Lucas was caught
on video instructing Portsmouth Police officers to stand down during the protests.
Police Chief Pleads For Outside Help Amid Hemorrhaging Police Force. The Minneapolis chief of police implored
the city council to bring in help from the outside after a hemorrhaging police force has left the city reeling amid rising
crime. Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo asked city authorities to reinforce their dwindling numbers as
violent crime escalates in the city, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "Resources are hemorrhaging," Arradondo
said at a Tuesday meeting. "Our city is bleeding at this moment. I'm trying to do all I can to stop that bleeding."
Angeles cops will no longer be answering certain calls. [Scroll down] Another 350 positions for uniformed
officers will be eliminated by April according to the latest announcement. The LAPD will be reducing the number of cops
on a variety of task forces, including (but not limited to) robbery, homicide, and gang and narcotics units. Boy...
things must be really going well in Lalaland these days if they don't need to keep the police working as diligently in those
areas. Oh, wait. That's not actually the case at all. In fact, murders in the City of Angels are up by 20%
compared to the same time last year. And the number of arrests being made is down. Some of you may hear about the
proposal to not respond to minor accidents anymore and see it as no big deal. But it is. It goes back to the
basic premise of the theory of broken windows policing.
Democrat Rule Is Killing California, And It's Coming For The Country. The twin problem of drug addiction is rampant
criminality. Drug addiction causes criminality as junkies are looking to feed their habits. Both are traceable to
Proposition 47, passed by voters in 2014. The law steeply reduced penalties for law breaking, including drug
offenses, most of which are now misdemeanors, punishable by tickets addicts ignore. Since theft worth less than $900
has also been reclassified as misdemeanor, in the post-47 environment criminals walk into stores and nonchalantly sweep
merchandise into large garbage bags. Unable to cover the losses, retailers close, turning formerly lively urban
enclaves into blight.
sees spikes in violent crime, officer retirements after defund police vote. Austin has seen a spike in violent
crime and officer retirements after the city council voted over the summer to immediately slash $20 million from the police
department budget, becoming the first major Texas city to do so. In August, Austin City Council members voted
unanimously to cut about $150 million, or roughly one-third, from its police department and allocate those funds to areas
like violence prevention, housing and mental health services. Only about $21.5 million was immediately removed from the
department's funding in part by canceling three upcoming cadet classes and slashing overtime expenses. "It is
demoralizing for the officers. It is angering for the citizens because they're having to wait longer for officers to
get the calls. And it's unsafe for citizens and officers," Austin Police Association President Bill Cassidy told Fox News.
Logically indisputable reasons why President Trump should
be reelected. [Scroll down] President Trump is the only candidate in this race who has any real interest
in penal and prosecutorial reform. Both former vice president Biden and his running mate, Senator Kamala Harris, have
spent most of their careers increasing the sentences of all categories of convicted people and have some direct responsibility
for the fact that the United States has 5 percent of the world's population and 25 percent of its incarcerated people,
and that an utterly scandalous 99 percent of criminal prosecutions are at least partially successful, 97 percent of
those without a trial. The U.S. has six to twelve times as many incarcerated people per capita as Australia, Canada,
France, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom, the most comparable large, prosperous democracies. The American criminal-justice
system is a disgrace, and both of the Democratic candidates for national office are complicit in that disgrace.
Anarchy in New York?
One late summer Sunday morning, Demetrius Harvard, a 30-year old Bronx man, stood on a subway platform in Greenwich Village
and methodically threw construction material onto the tracks. Bystanders tried to stop him, and someone even went into
the train well to remove the debris, but Harvard persisted in his sabotage. Eventually, he succeeded in derailing an
uptown A train, injuring several passengers. You had to read to the end of tabloid news reports to get the real
story. Two weeks earlier, in the same neighborhood, Harvard had tossed a steel bench through a bus window. He was
arrested, charged with criminal mischief, and immediately "ROR'd" — released on his recognizance — with
no bail. This cycle is now all too common in New York, where public order and safety have been buffeted by chaotic
forces. Criminal-justice reform at the state level removed bail as an option for all but the most heinous charges.
Trump, black prison rate lowest in 31 years, Hispanics down 24%. America's imprisonment rate has dropped to its
lowest level since 1995, led by a dive in the percentage of blacks and Hispanics sent to jail during the Trump
administration, according to a new Justice Department tally. For minorities, the focus of President Trump's First Step
Act prison and criminal reform plan, the rate is the lowest in years. For blacks, the imprisonment rate in state and
federal prisons is the lowest in 31 years, and for Hispanics, it is down 24%.
Francisco: A string of drug stores close after shoplifters strip the shelves bare. You'll be shocked to
learn there are some serious problems in San Francisco with petty crime. This week the San Francisco Chronicle reported
on the seventh Walgreens drug store to announce it is closing in the city since last year. The problem is a wave of
shoplifting from retail locations that can add up to millions of dollars in lost merchandise. [...] The Walgreens clerks
can't do anything about the theft because the company has a policy preventing them from interfering in shoplifting.
Allegedly this is for their safety but I suspect it's really because if they didn't have this policy and anyone got hurt,
they would be sued.
San Quentin must release prisoners due to lack of COVID care. Finding that state officials have acted with
"deliberate indifference" to the health of prisoners at San Quentin — where 75% of them have tested positive for
the coronavirus and 28 have died — a state appeals court took the unprecedented step Tuesday of ordering at least
half of the prison's 2,900 inmates transferred or released.
Police Sgt. Killed By Repeat Offender After Soros-Funded D.A. Refused to Press Charges. A police sergeant
in Houston, Texas was shot dead Tuesday morning [10/20/2020] by a suspect who was in police custody just two days earlier,
but was allowed to go free when the Democrat district attorney refused to press charges. HPD Sergeant Harold Preston
had been with the Houston Police Department for 41-years and was due to retire at the end of the year, according to the
Montgomery County Police Reporter. The local pro-police paper is urging voters to oust the D.A., whose campaign for
office was bankrolled by left-wing billionaire George Soros.
Prosecutors Put 'Social Justice' Above Law and Order, Analysts Say. Self-styled progressive political activists
who win election as district attorneys with financial support from wealthy donors have made "social justice" initiatives more
important than public safety, legal analysts say. George Soros, the Hungarian American billionaire investor, stands out
as the big donor behind a super PAC that helped elect district attorneys who have overseen a dramatic increase in
crime. The Justice and Public Safety super PAC feeds into a larger network of local political action committees.
Some of the district attorneys elected with its support have attracted media attention for their antipathy toward law
enforcement. "I refuse to call them progressives," Charles "Cully" Stimson, a senior legal fellow at The Heritage
Foundation, said in an interview with The Daily Signal, adding: "There's nothing progressive about what they're doing."
literally deadly results of "bail reform". Last week, a 43-year-old Long Island man named William Farnum was
being pursued in his vehicle by the NYPD. The suspect eventually crashed into a utility pole. When the police arrived
on the scene and approached to investigate they discovered that Farnum had slit his own throat in the driver's seat of his
car and was dead. The bad news didn't end there, however. When officers attempted to notify his next of kin they
discovered two dead bodies in his home. They are believed to be the remains of Farnum's father and sister, reportedly
killed by Farnum. What's really got the local police and Republican lawmakers up in arms about this situation is the
fact that Farnum never should have been out on the streets when all of this was taking place. Scrolling through the
man's recent history of engagements with law enforcement and the totality of his criminal record, he should have been behind
bars. But new bail reform laws in New York have tied the hands of judges and it was virtually impossible to keep Farnum
locked up for more than a few hours at a time.
will begin housing male inmates in women's prisons to 'respect' gender identities. Biological males who find
themselves on the wrong side of the California justice system will now be given the choice to serve their sentence in either
a men's or a women's prison. Under a new law, a prisoner's claimed gender identity will determine what type of facility
they end up at. Prison officials will be forced to address inmates by their chosen pronoun and "honorific" title.
Worse yet, authorities will seemingly be stripped of any real power to stop these transfers.
Slaughter in the Cities.
Establishment voices are finally, grudgingly admitting that murders and shootings are up spectacularly in 2020. But the
reasons, they all agree, are immensely complicated and rather boring. Perhaps, they muse, it has something to do with
lockdowns? Or there could be any number of other subtly interacting factors. Who can tell? In any case,
this mysterious rise in violence is beyond the comprehension, much less the control, of politicians. [...] Did anything
happen in late May that encouraged criminals and discouraged cops? The data journalists appear stumped when they try to
think back that far. But, as you may recall (it was in the news at the time), George Floyd died in police custody on
May 25, and three days later the Democratic mayor of Minneapolis let rioters burn down a police station. From there,
looting and rioting spread nationwide as the press and universities extolled the Mostly Peaceful Protesters.
Attention To Local Elections, Because Whoever Wins Can Make Your Life Miserable. This year, more than any other
in recent memory, we got a bitter taste of the power of local officials to enable, and even promote, rioting and mayhem in
America. Many of us have watched aghast as mayors of blue cities like Portland, Seattle, Chicago, and New York turned a
blind eye or even encouraged mob rule that resulted in wide-scale violence, vandalism, looting, injury, and, yes,
murder. They have flatly rejected all offers by President Trump to bring it under control by calling in the National
Guard. Let's not forget that these mayors — along with the many other officials close to them —
were elected locally. Recall, it's local elected prosecutors, district attorneys, state's attorneys, and attorneys
general that have the power to allow violent criminals to roam free after an arrest. We see this happening repeatedly
in Democratic Party-run cities like Seattle and Portland where Antifa thugs caught on camera assaulting officers and citizens
are immediately set free without bail.
Soho: Luxury retailers terrorized by shoplifting mobs. Bands of shoplifters are terrorizing Soho's
high-end boutiques, lifting hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of designer merchandise, and in some cases, threatening
security guards to keep quiet — or be labeled racist, The [New York] Post has learned. The disturbing
pattern began in late May during the riots that rocked the city in the wake of the George Floyd police custody death.
High-end Celine was looted of $1.5 million in merchandise then, and the blatant thievery continues "every week" in ritzy
stores such as Prada, Moncler, Dior and Balenciaga, one plugged-in local said. "This is happening every week.
Walk around Soho on Wooster Street and Greene Street, Mercer Street. ... You have huge bouncers out there trying to deter
hit-and-run activity," the source, a restaurateur, said. But in some cases, the thieves are given carte blanche to steal.
NYC teen back on streets after latest arrest. A Manhattan man who head-butted an NYPD cop amid a string of
recent arrests, including three for assaulting officers, was back on the streets Saturday [10/10/2020], just days after
landing behind bars for another brazen attack on law enforcement, The [New York] Post has learned. Angel Rivera, 18,
may be the latest poster child for junk justice in the Big Apple. On Wednesday, Rivera was arrested for assaulting two
cops during a late night melee outside the 79th Precinct in Brooklyn, police sources said. Rivera allegedly hit several
officers with a metal barrier and then punched the arresting officer in the face, causing one to be brought to Bellevue
Hospital, police sources said. Charges ranged from criminal possession of a weapon, assault and resisting arrest.
Rivera posted bail Saturday in that case, police sources said.
Gores resigns from LACMA board over prison phones investment. NBA team owner Tom Gores stepped down from the board
of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Thursday night [10/8/2020] after calls for the billionaire's ouster over his investment firm's
ownership of a prison telephone company. Criminal justice activists have been hounding the 56-year-old private equity
titan since his Beverly Hills firm acquired Securus Technologies in 2017. Last month, two groups sent a letter to the
museum's leadership accusing Gores of the "deliberate exploitation of Black, Brown, and economically distressed communities."
Over 4 Times More Killed with Knives than Rifles. The FBI's Uniform Crime Report (UCR) for 2019 shows more than
four times as many people were stabbed to death than were killed with rifles of any kind. The UCR shows 364 were killed
with rifles in 2019, while 1,476 were stabbed to death with "knives or cutting instruments."
Nearly 70% Of Portland Rioters Had Charges Dropped By Progressive DA. Nearly 70% of the individuals arrested
during the riots and unrest in Portland, which stretched from the end of May through early October, had their charges
dismissed by the Multnomah County District Attorney's office, according to data released Thursday [10/8/2020]. The
Portland DA "released a new statistical dashboard that analyzes protest-related cases referred to his office by law
enforcement for prosecutorial review and potential issuing," the office announced on in a statement on Thursday, laying bare
Multnomah County's strategy in handling cases of individuals arrested during protests, demonstrations, riots, and unrest,
referred to them by Portland's Police Department.
want to defund police. Homicides and violence are spiking. The homicide rate is spiking, a troubled
police department is reeling from street demonstrations seeking racial justice and accountability, and the city budget is
ravaged by the coronavirus economy. The push to reshape police departments is occurring in cities across the country,
but it is perhaps nowhere more evident than here in Oakland, where veteran activists want to sharply reduce the police budget
but much of the broader community is struggling with what that could mean.
Jail Workers Accused of Cruelty for Forcing Inmates to Listen to 'Baby Shark' on Repeat. Two former Oklahoma
jail workers and their supervisor are accused of cruelty for forcing inmates to listen to "Baby Shark" on repeat. Five
inmates were handcuffed to a wall and forced to listen to the children's song on repeat at a loud volume for hours, the
Oklahoman reported. Court records obtained by the New York Times show that the alleged incidents occurred on at
least five occasions in November and December, where each inmate would be placed into an empty attorney visitation room while
handcuffed to the wall and forced to stand for as long as two hours. "Baby Shark" was then played through a computer on
an endless loop, and inmates were forced to listen to the song.
Gingrich predicted some disturbing events if Biden wins. [Scroll down] During the debate, Kamala spoke
openly about her plans to impose on the United States the criminal justice system in California: [...] The language
highlighted in that wall of words is the crucial language. Doing away with cash bail is why people arrested in blue
states are immediately out on the street to kill again. The claim about implicit bias is a lie intended to hamstring
police. The studies about so-called "implicit bias" have been debunked. Moreover, there is no connection between
a police officer's race and the likelihood that he will shoot a black person. We've also seen what happens in
Democrat-run cities that impose Harris's plans for criminal justice reform. In Los Angeles, Sacramento, and the San
Francisco Bay Area, crime is skyrocketing, with the streets now given over to homeless, often crazy, people, and stores and
homes subject to endless break-ins. Democrats have also made clear that they see California leading the way on labor
laws (especially for illegal aliens), on climate change laws, and on gun control. Kamala, the hardest left senator, is
the harbinger of California's hard-left policies being instituted in Congress.
A Righteous Cause or Communism in Blackface? According to the Gallup Center on Black Voices, 81% of black
Americans either want to retain police presence, or want more. [...] [I]n many cities, including my hometown of Stockton,
California, one of our biggest complaints about the police is that they don't come fast enough when called; that sometimes,
police don't show up for up to two hours, if they show up at all. In my city, that has a lot to do with the fact that
our police officers were reduced by a third in 2010, after a former mayor cut $14 million from the department. The
reduction was felt across the city as crime drastically increased in the subsequent years and Stockton set new records for
most homicides in 2011 and 2012. When the cuts were made, it was so dire that Stockton PD officers had to reluctantly let the
city know that they could no longer guarantee our safety.
crime wave reaches new height as this year's murder tally surpasses all of 2019. New York City surpassed
another grim crime milestone last month, as the number of murders blew past all of 2019's tally — and there are
still three months remaining in 2020, according to new data. The NYPD recorded 51 murders last month, or nearly double
the 2019 figure for September — pushing the total number of homicides this year to 344. That is already the
highest overall annual figure the city has seen since 2013, when 335 slayings were logged for that year, NYPD data shows.
If the current pace holds, murders could surpass 400 for the year. The last time homicides ticked up above 400 was
in 2012, when 419 were recorded, according to NYPD data.
wants to guess what level NYC's murder rate just hit? While many media analysts are focusing on the COVID death
toll, now over 200,000, the remaining residents of the Big Apple have a different figure to worry about. The city has
finished compiling the official law enforcement numbers for the month of September and New York City has hit a different sort
of milestone. The number of murders in Gotham has now eclipsed the number that was seen for all of 2019 and there are
still a full three months to go. As of Thursday, the city had recorded 344 killings, a figure that's already higher
than any full year since 2013, and that record is already in danger as well.
Formerly known as the Ferguson Effect:
sees 710 additional homicides and 2,800 more shootings, attributed to 'Minneapolis effect'. With police
departments across America under siege, pushed back on their heels by the oft-violent Black Lives Matter movement, the
Democratic Party and their media allies, violent crime is "skyrocketing." That's the assessment of Paul Cassell, a
professor at S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, who has dubbed the explosion of violence the "Minneapolis
effect." The professor is the author of a recent research paper titled, "Explaining the Recent Homicide Spikes in U.S.
Cities: The 'Minneapolis Effect' and the Decline in Proactive Policing." "I think what Minneapolis is seeing is
the same thing we're seeing all over the country," Cassell told Fox 9. "We're seeing a reduction in proactive policing,
and as a result of that homicide and shootings are skyrocketing all over the country."
Legend Results In 500+ Arrests, Including 37 Murder Suspects. U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison, at a joint press
conference with Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas and Kansas City Police Chief Rick Smith, announced today [9/29/2020] that 518
arrests have been made by local and federal law enforcement officers in Operation LeGend. "On behalf of the team of
federal law enforcement agencies involved in this groundbreaking initiative, I made certain promises when Operation LeGend
was launched," Garrison said. "Those promises have been kept. The FBI, the ATF, the DEA, and the U.S. Marshals
Service worked collaboratively and effectively with the Kansas City Police Department and other local law enforcement
agencies to accomplish the objectives of Operation LeGend. We created a model for others to follow. Our success
in Kansas City is now being duplicated in eight more cities across the nation."
Attorney General: We Should Just Ignore Some Arrest Warrants. NY Attorney General Letitia James had
decided to make an example of the police-shooting death of Allan Feliz in 2019 and use that as an excuse to push for a rather
radical change in NYPD policy. Feliz was pulled over by an NYPD sergeant named Jonathan Rivera last October and
provided someone else's ID (his brother's) when asked for his driver's license. The brother had some outstanding
warrants for minor infractions. An altercation ensued, leading to Feliz being shot and killed by the officer.
Using that incident as an example, the AG is now recommending that officers no longer conduct arrests of individuals during
traffic stops if they have outstanding warrants for a variety of classes of minor offenses. These would include bench
warrants for failing to appear in court or more minor, public nuisance offenses.
Should Stop Making Traffic Stops, Attorney General Says. New York's attorney general on Friday recommended the
New York Police Department get out of the business of routine traffic enforcement, a radical change she said would prevent
encounters like one last year in the Bronx that escalated quickly and ended with an officer fatally shooting a
motorist. Attorney General Letitia James, who acts as a special prosecutor appointed to investigate certain police
killings, argued that traffic stops for minor infractions often end in violence and that Allan Feliz's death last October
after he was pulled over for a seat belt violation "further underscores the need for this change."
of Lawlessness" in D.A. Offices. U.S. Attorney William McSwain of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania blames
Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner for the rise in violence in the City of Brotherly Love. Krasner's
policies, McSwain announced, "create a culture of lawlessness; they leave criminals emboldened; and they have inevitable
consequences." Indeed, since Krasner took office in 2018, homicides are up 49 percent and shootings have climbed by
59 percent. If the trend holds, Philadelphia will tally more than 450 homicides in 2020 — the highest
count in nearly 30 years. Crime is spiking precisely because Krasner isn't holding serious offenders accountable.
NYPD cop killer Anthony Bottom scheduled to be released on parole. The last of three convicted Black
Revolutionary Army members behind bars for murdering two NYPD cops nearly 50 years ago is set to be freed on parole in
October, police union officials said Tuesday [9/22/2020]. Anthony Bottom, who has spent more than 43 years in prison
for his role in the assassinations of Officers Joseph Piagentini and Waverly Jones in 1971, will be sprung by Oct. 20, a
source told Pix 11 News. The board's decision infuriated Piagentini's widow, Diane Piagentini.
Robs A CVS In Broad Daylight As Employees And Manager Just Watch. Ever since California decriminalized what the
state considers 'petty crime', this sort of brazen robberies of stores has become more and more common. Add mask laws
to the mix, which conceals criminals' identities, you can bet on a lot more of these broad daylight heists.
soar in Portland after mayor disbands police gun unit. Shootings in Portland, Oregon, nearly tripled over the
summer after Mayor Ted Wheeler disbanded the city's police gun crimes unit, according to new police data. The city
recorded 223 shootings in July and August, up from 77 over the same period in 2019. And a little more than halfway through
September the city already had 64 shootings, or double the shootings from the same month last year. The numbers were
released last week.
Suspected in Seattle Homicide Had Been Turned Free by Leftist Prosecutors 34 Times. Seattle Police think that
well-known homeless man Travis Berge killed a 30-year-old woman on Thursday morning [9/17/2020]. Police were called
about a body in the city's Cal Anderson Park, and officials then went on the hunt for Berge, the Post Millennial
reported. Officials soon found Berge in a nearby building. At first, they thought he was barricaded in the
building, but after a SWAT team entered, they found the suspect at the bottom of a tank that contained 50 gallons of
water and bleach. A HAZMAT crew was then called in to try and make sense of the situation.
Colorado police stand down twice to avoid arresting violent felon. Guess why. A couple of weeks ago, some
problems arose at an apartment complex in Aurora, Colorado. One of the residents had unwisely invited Robert Thompson,
47, to stay at the apartment he shared with his girlfriend. He did this despite Thompson having a lengthy rap sheet and
a history of criminal behavior. [...] The following day, Thompson's behavior flew further out of control and he wound up
trapping McCoy's girlfriend in their bedroom along with a friend. He then took a golf club and began smashing
everything in the apartment, moving on to vandalize cars in the parking lot. [...] The situation was so far out of control
that the police believe it might result in someone winding up dead, but they were told to "stand down" and walk away.
Twice. So what led to that decision? The Deputy Chief admitted that the choice made by the police was
influenced by the death of Elijah McClain in police custody last month.
City Council Panics Over Surge In Violence After Demonizing Police: 'Where Are The Police?' The
Democrat-controlled Minneapolis City Council is reportedly panicking as violent crime is surging throughout the city after
they called for defunding the police department following the death of George Floyd in late May. During a two-hour
Minneapolis City Council meeting on police reform, "council members told police Chief Medaria Arradondo that their
constituents are seeing and hearing street racing which sometimes results in crashes, brazen daylight carjackings, robberies,
assaults and shootings," MPR News reported. "The number of reported violent crimes, like assaults, robberies and
homicides are up compared to 2019, according to MPD crime data. More people have been killed in the city in the first
nine months of 2020 than were slain in all of last year. Property crimes, like burglaries and auto thefts, are also
up. Incidents of arson have increased 55 percent over the total at this point in 2019."
catches arsonist in the act, lets him out, surprised to find he sets new fires. There's stupid, there's
pig-stupid, and there's Oregon. That's the astonishing picture we have here where a suspect, Domingo Lopez, Jr., 45,
who had been arrested just 12 hours earlier for setting fires, got somehow let out and proceeded to commit to more arson,
with the Antifa weapon of choice, the Molotov cocktail, as if that couldn't be foreseen. The second time around, he set
six fires. Who needs global warming with guys like this? The big fail here was from the justice system, which let
the known firebug, freshly caught in the act, out and about. Obviously, there's something going on with this. How
could anyone in authority be this stupid? It's sheer lunacy to let a caught-in-the-act arsonist out at a time of high
fires and not guess he'll go back to the same thing he was caught doing earlier. But that's exactly what happened.
Thoughts On The Floyd Case. Is it possible for any of the four former Minneapolis police officers charged in
the death of George Floyd to receive a fair trial? In Minneapolis? If not in Minneapolis, anywhere else in
Minnesota? Is it possible that a Hennepin County jury won't have the external effects of not guilty verdicts in mind
when they retire to deliberate? I've had those questions in mind since expedited criminal charges were filed following
the rioting that convulsed the Twin Cities. Public officials including Governor Walz have repeatedly declared the
officers guilty of murder. We are deep into a verdict first, trial later mode.
Releases Portland Man Who Set Fire With Molotov Cocktail, Then He Sets Six More. On Sunday, police arrested a
man who confessed to starting a brush fire with a Molotov cocktail in Portland. They booked him in Multnomah County
Jail. Portland being Portland, the authorities released the suspect that evening. The man then went on to start
six more fires before the police arrested him yet again. The cops took him to a hospital for a mental evaluation. [...]
The story did not end there, however. Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt has notoriously taken the side of
violent antifa rioters against the police they attack, and he announced that his office would not prosecute many riot-related
crimes, even when some of those crimes endanger the lives of police officers. Perhaps that attitude helps explain why
Domingo Lopez Jr. left jail on Sunday evening [9/13/2020]. Apparently, the suspect had enough time on his hands to
set a whopping six more fires before the police again detained him.
At Your Own Risk!': Texas Police Group Puts Up Billboards Warning Those Entering Austin That City Defunded
Police. People entering Austin, Texas, from Interstate 35 will see two billboards warning them that the city
defunded police. One billboard says, "Warning! Austin defunded police. Enter at your own risk!" CBS News
reported. The board is referring to the Austin city council's vote last month to cut the police budget. The
second billboard reads, "Limited support next 20 miles," the outlet reported. The billboards were put up by the
Texas Municipal Police Association, which announced its campaign Wednesday [9/9/2020] on Facebook.
1 in 5 shootings in NYC resulted in an arrest this year. We recently discussed the sickening news that New York
City had already passed 1,000 shootings in 2020, a number that's in excess of the total number of shootings for all of 2019
and there are still four months to go. But as with any municipal government and law enforcement agency, the raw number
of incidents doesn't tell the whole story. How effective are officials being in solving these cases and putting the
guilty behind bars? According to a new report from the New York Post, things aren't looking all that hot on the
enforcement front, either. The NYPD's clearance rate for shootings is hovering below 20% on the year, meaning that more
than four out of five shooters are still on the streets, and this has many of the locals feeling nervous.
numbers of district attorneys are out to undermine the law. One reason for the surging, often protracted
violence in US cities is the rise of a host of progressive prosecutors who actually tilt against law and order. The
trend is most glaring in places known for their kooky left-wing politics, like Portland and San Francisco, but extreme
leftists have also taken over as district attorneys in cities like Chicago and Boston. Many owe big thanks for their
elections to funding from far-left fatcat George Soros. In Portland, violent "protests" have dragged on for months,
thanks to the idiocy of Mayor Ted Wheeler, who let hoodlums drive him out of his own condo — but also to Multnomah
County DA Mike Schmidt, who dropped charges against hundreds of people arrested for offenses like interfering with cops,
disorderly conduct, criminal trespass and rioting. Schmidt also made it harder to prosecute assaults on cops.
DA's new policy to consider looters' 'needs' before charging them. A California district attorney is requiring
her prosecutors to consider looters' "needs" when weighing criminal charges against them. The new mandate, set forth by
Contra Costa County District Attorney Diane Becton, makes it tougher to prosecute looting cases in the county, which sits
just outside San Francisco. Investigators must now consider "was this theft offense substantially motivated by the
state of emergency, or simply a theft offense which occurred contemporaneously to the declared state of emergency?,"
according to the policy reported by local outlet East County Today.
Police, FBI and U.S. DOJ Refuse to Arrest Antifa Murder Suspect Because He Supports Joe Biden and Black
Lives Matter. It's time to be brutally honest and face the enemy as a united nation. Trump supporter
Aaron "Jay" Danielson was murdered on the streets of Portland Oregon. Danielson's murder was caught on camera, and
everyone, including thousands of people who watch social media, know exactly who killed him, [...]. However, despite
everyone knowing exactly who carried out a politically motivated assassination, [the suspect] has not been arrested.
The Portland police, the FBI and the United States Department of Justice have not arrested him; and the only logical
conclusion to be gained from that reluctance is that [the] Antifa supporter [...] is also a supporter of Black Lives Matter
and Joe Biden. Therefore no-one does anything. When you accept this reality, it is only then that we can start
to fathom just how seriously screwed up the U.S. system of justice has become. If you support Trump you are a disposable
statistic; however, if you support the mob all efforts will be undertaken to protect you from the consequences of your own
The Rioting Criminals Kamala Harris Helped Bail Out Of Jail. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have a problem.
They know it, the media knows it, everyone knows it. For three months they have ignored the deadly rioting that spread
across the nation's cities on both coasts and in between. They insisted that what we were seeing was "mostly peaceful"
protests and that Donald Trump and his evil allies were defaming decent Americans who just want social justice. Now
they want to denounce these riots, but there is a problem: Harris is a financial supporter of the rioters she now
claims to denounce.
A Tyranny Perpetual
and Universal? [Scroll down] Need evidence that going soft on crime is high on the agenda? Consider
how, early in the COVID-19 panic, leftist pols prioritized letting criminals out of jail, ostensibly because they were at
risk of infection. The real reason, though, is explained by Rahm Emanuel's famous exhortation to his comrades to "never
let a serious crisis go to waste." Governors, mayors, district attorneys, police chiefs, and sheriffs in blue zones across
the country simply followed hizzoner's advice and did what they always wanted to do anyway but hitherto could, or dared,
not. Emboldened by the crisis, drunk with power, and half-convinced that a scared population wasn't paying attention,
they let the bad guys go. They got away with it, and they'll make the policy permanent once they have lasting power.
Chaos in Urban America Is Bad Now — But Can Only Get Worse With Biden. People used to accuse
Democrats of being "soft on crime." Now, Democrat-run cities can't even properly identify crime, let alone punish it.
(Except, perhaps, the ultimate sin of defending your life and home from the mob). The eccentric, oddball, strange and
perverse crew of mayors that run these urban cesspools are intransigent in their refusal to fight crime. President
Donald Trump is increasingly at war with America's Democrat-run cities — but only because their mayors refuse to
fight the war with the crime on their streets. This week, the President announced that he was sending 200 federal
agents to Chicago and Kansas City. He has already sent U.S. Customs Border Security guards to Portland in an attempt to
alleviate the lawlessness and chaos in that city. At least he can still distinguish between legitimate protest and
rioting. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, apparently, cannot.
Lennon's murderer denied parole for 11th time. The man who killed John Lennon in 1980 has been denied parole
for the 11th time. Mark David Chapman, 65, is serving a 20-years-to-life sentence at Wende Correctional Facility
outside of Buffalo, New York. He was denied parole after being interviewed by a parole board earlier in August, the
Associated Press reported. Chapman shot the former Beatle and famed musician outside of his Manhattan apartment just
hours after Lennon had autographed an album for him.
DA Diana Becton Requires Officers Consider Whether a Looter "Needed" Stolen Goods Before Charging. Last week we
brought you the story of Nichelle Holmes, a Deputy District Attorney in California who made social media posts proclaiming
"We want more than a citation for vandalism" for the couple who painted over a Black Lives Matter mural in her
jurisdiction. The office has now charged the couple with a "hate crime." Holmes' boss, Diana Becton, is in her first
term as elected District Attorney, one of a number of district attorneys heavily supported by lefty billionaire George
Soros. Sources tell RedState that as soon as Becton took over she implemented major changes in the way the office was
run and in the way crimes were charged and how aggressively cases were prosecuted. One recent change, which I'll
address further in a moment, has to do with charging people for "looting," which is basically stealing during a state of
emergency (i.e., protests or riots). Becton is BFF's with St. Louis' Kim Gardner and Chicago's Kim Foxx, who've
been in the news for their terrible policies.
governor considers releasing 400 prisoners as coronavirus precaution: report. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is
considering commuting the sentences of as many as 400 prisoners in the state's detention centers as a coronavirus precaution,
according to reports. The move would come as police in the state's largest city, Portland, have their hands full with
nightly riots and destruction for three straight months — with protests in other cities as well. The
prisoners eyed for early release would include those who are within two months of the end of their sentences — as
well as about a dozen inmates deemed "medically vulnerable" to the virus, OregonLive.com reported.
It is now August in California. So we can expect the following from our postmodern state government. [...] We can
expect lots of crime, because in fear of COVID-19 and in line with no-to-little bail policies, lots of criminals roam our
streets. The state was once far safer after the adoption of the three-strikes law, but as crime radically declined, the
imprisoned criminal, not his prey, was recalibrated as a victim. Gun sales are soaring, in the bluest of states, as if
carjackers and home invaders just might not extend exemption to the woke. California, as some of the Democratic primary
candidates bragged last year, is the progressive model of the future: a once-innovative rich state that is now a civilization
in near ruins.
grocers alarmed by uptick in theft, quality of life crimes. Grocery store owners are convinced: the five-finger
discount is back in a big way. An uptick in shoplifting and other violations during the coronavirus lockdown has
hundreds of independent supermarket owners around the city complaining the NYPD hasn't been responsive enough when they
call — whether it's about thieves, maskless shoppers or neighborhood drug peddlers. "We're pretty much on
our own," said Pedro Goico, who owns six grocery stores in the Bronx and Brooklyn. "Right now, it's very tough to be in
the grocery store business. We're getting no help from the city." Goico said his stores have been plagued with
shoplifters and estimates that 6% to 7% of his bottom line has disappeared because of it since March. Before COVID-19,
he said he'd typically lose about 1% to shoplifters.
Constant Libel of Trump, I Trust the People. Ms. Harris has many critics among the 98% of Democrats who
did not support her candidacy for president. The Left is displeased with her performance as San Francisco's district
attorney and as attorney general of California: she always called for maximum sentences and condoned the widespread American
practice of prosecutors extorting or suborning inculpatory false evidence by threats of indictment if that evidence is not
forthcoming, and promises of immunity from prosecution for perjury if it is. Loyola law professor Lara Bazelon recently
accused Ms. Harris in the New York Times of having "fought tooth and nail to uphold wrongful convictions that had been
secured through official misconduct that included evidence tampering, false testimony, and the suppression of crucial
information." President Trump has made serious efforts at penal reform and sentence reduction for nonviolent
offenders. By contrast, Ms. Harris sent over 1,000 marijuana users to prison but acknowledged having tried it
herself. Ms. Harris's performance as a prosecutor clashes with the general current Democratic enthusiasm for
defunding and discouraging the police and turning a blind eye to urban vandalism, arson, and looting.
The State of Our Cities That Our Media Is Hiding
From You. [Quoting Mike Doran:] I've been exchanging messages with friends about what what's happening in
our cities: NY, Philadelphia and LA especially. A lot of disturbing things are not making the news. Even
Republicans aren't drawing attention to it. Here's a message from a friend about life in NY today: "Here's my
neighborhood, Mike: An elderly man, enjoying dinner w/his wife at an outdoor restaurant, punched in the face. A
woman waiting for the subway to come stabbed in the back. An older neighbor pausing to catch his breath told to pay two
dollars in protection money or get [...] off that particular street corner. This is just the ten block radius from
where I live in the last six days." Other friends from NY talk about shattered business districts, drugstores with locked
shelves, and hundreds of homeless people and parolees, including sex offenders, being moved into hotels on the Upper West
Side adjacent to schools and playgrounds, which are filled with needles again like in the 1970s. Friends in Philadelphia
report large homeless encampments in the city center and being robbed at gunpoint. Friends in LA talk about squatters
taking over empty homes in professional class neighborhoods whose residents fantasize about emigrating to Canada.
story from the night of looting in Chicago that doesn't fit the approved narrative. [Scroll down]
[Demisck] Lomax, 25, was charged with aggravated battery of a police officer. Prosecutors say he has previous narcotics
convictions. You might expect him to sit in jail until trial. And you'd be right, in that Chicago of old. [...]
Cook County Judge Mary Marubio set his bail at $5,000. Lomax only had to come up with $500. I first read about this
fascinating story on the Twitter feed of CWB Chicago, which covers a lot of crime news. Chicago Ald. Brendan
Reilly, who represents much of the looted area, was furious with the bond for Lomax. So I confirmed the CWB account
with law enforcement, then called Reilly. "It has to change and change fast," said Reilly. "What we're seeing
here with all the violence in Chicago is the result of a series of bad policy decisions, including the push for low bond and
the criminal justice revolving door.["] "I don't want people in jail for nonviolent crimes, but now, there aren't any
consequences for committing any crime. Police catch a lot of the bad guys, but bond court is a joke, with prosecutors
and judges releasing violent offenders.["]
County Gave ICE A 28-Minute Warning Before Releasing Illegal Immigrant Charged With Second Degree Rape.
Officials in Montgomery County, Maryland, gave Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) a 28-minute notice before releasing
an illegal immigrant charged with second-degree rape and sexual abuse back into the public, according to county data obtained
by the Immigration Reform Law Institute. Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich had pledged to allow more cooperation
with ICE on Nov. 4 when he rolled back a sanctuary policy he signed into law three months prior that prohibited county
officials from working with ICE. But the data obtained by IRLI shows that ICE was given less than four-hours notification
to pick up eight illegal immigrants from Montgomery County jails after Elrich's policy was rescinded. "Montgomery
County claims to be cooperating with ICE, but the implementation of this policy is a joke," IRLI Executive Director of General
Counsel Dale Wilcox said in a statement Wednesday [8/12/2020].
Biden's response to rising crime: Pander to anti-police radicals. The most serious issue in policing
today is a skyrocketing homicide rate — not "systemic racism," the issue that animates those "mostly peaceful
protestors" who are looting businesses and destroying public property across the land. Joe Biden should show leadership
on the slay spree. Instead, he panders to the anti-police left. The recent uptick i