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Jul 09 2020

Supreme Court Gives Half of Oklahoma Back to Indians

Just when you thought that current events could not get any crazier without Democrats taking over the White House first, the Supreme Court has given nearly half of the State of Oklahoma back to the Indians. Unreal:

The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that millions of acres in eastern Oklahoma — including Tulsa, the state’s second-largest city — are still part of an American Indian reservation.

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court agreed with a convicted rapist who argued that his 1997 rape conviction should be overturned because the state of Oklahoma lacked jurisdiction. Neil Gorsuch sided with the liberal wing, ruling that Congress failed to disestablish the 1866 boundaries of the reservation.

Even John Roberts, who has bent over backward to accommodate liberals on issues like ObamaCare and abortion, acknowledges that Congress had clearly transformed the reservation into a state.

“In 1997, the State of Oklahoma convicted petitioner Jimcy McGirt of molesting, raping, and forcibly sodomizing a four-year-old girl, his wife’s granddaughter,” Roberts wrote in the opinion joined by Justices Alito, Kavanaugh and Thomas. “McGirt was sentenced to 1,000 years plus life in prison. Today, the Court holds that Oklahoma lacked jurisdiction to prosecute McGirt—on the improbable ground that, unbeknownst to anyone for the past century, a huge swathe of Oklahoma is actually a Creek Indian reservation, on which the State may not prosecute serious crimes committed by Indians like McGirt. Not only does the Court discover a Creek reservation that spans three million acres and includes most of the city of Tulsa, but the Court’s reasoning portends that there are four more such reservations in Oklahoma. The rediscovered reservations encompass the entire eastern half of the State—19 million acres that are home to 1.8 million people, only 10%–15% of whom are Indians.”

As we learned from Obergefell v Hodges, it only takes five votes to impose any extreme of moonbattery, no matter how whacky and destructive. Ultraleft lunacy is guaranteed at least four votes.

Hundreds of dangerous inmates may have to be released from prison as a result of this grossly irresponsible ruling.

As Roberts points out, “the Court has profoundly destabilized the governance of eastern Oklahoma.” Uncoincidentally, destabilization is at the heart of the Hard Left’s strategy to dismantle our system and replace it with authoritarianism.

It will be interesting to see what effect this has on voting status. What better time than right before an election to throw voting into question in arguably the reddest state in the nation?

Considering that the Supremes are this reckless if not malevolent now, imagine the situation after Joe Biden has been in a position to nominate whatever recommendations he is handed by the radicals currently steering the Democrat Party.

They might give the whole country back to the Indians. Why not? According to their ideology, America has no right to exist. They have been tearing down statues of Christopher Columbus and George Washington to underscore that very point. Maybe they will declare Elizabeth Warren an honorary Indian and appoint her Big Chief for Life.

On a tip from Not Quite Human.

Jul 08 2020

Charged With Hate Crime for Covering Black Lives Matter Eyesore

In a land run by moonbats, no good deed goes unpunished. But if you desecrate and destroy the statues of great men like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Christopher Columbus, the chances of legal repercussions are remote, because liberal local authorities will hold off the police and even cheer you on. In Martinez, California, this cheering took the form of authorities allowing the now menacing words “BLACK LIVES MATTER” to be painted across a road to make explicit that the streets belong to rioters and vandals. When a pair of patriots stepped forward to clean up this disgraceful disfigurement of the northern California town, they received punishment that is rarely forthcoming for anti-American BLM/Antifa goons.

From the San Franfreakshow Comical, via MSN:

The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s office on Tuesday filed misdemeanor charges against Nicole Anderson, 42, and David Nelson, 53, both of Martinez. Each faces charges of violating another person’s civil rights, vandalism, and posession [sic] of tools to commit vandalism. If convicted, each could face up to a year in county jail.

Lest anyone miss that the ultra-left has been politicizing law enforcement (thus the current War on Police), the DA spouted the corrosive propaganda of Black Lives Matter as she made the announcement.

“We must address the root and byproduct of systemic racism in our country,” Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton said. “The Black Lives Matter movement is an important civil rights cause that deserves all of our attention. The mural completed last weekend was a peaceful and powerful way to communicate the importance of Black lives in Contra Costa County and the country.”

The pair were captured on a now-viral video where the woman, later identified as Anderson, dumped a bucket of black paint and began to roll over freshly-painted yellow block letters spelling out Black Lives Matter in front of the Wakefield Taylor Courthouse on July 4. A man, identified as Nelson, said on camera that racism is “a lie” and that “all lives matter.” Both people appear to be white.

You can see why authorities feel the need to throw the book at them.

Looks like thoughtcrime is rife in Martinez:

On Tuesday, Martinez police were searching for a person who illegally painted “White Lives Matter” in white letters just a couple miles away from the downtown “Black Lives Matter” mural.

Needless to say, authorities will never approve a “mural” stating that white lives matter. Yet we are preposterously asked to believe that systemic racism works in favor of whites rather than against them.

Calling the good deed a “hate crime” allows for harsher punishment.

On tips from Dragon’s Lair, Sean C, and Rapinhoe. Hat tip: Vlad Tepes.

Jun 05 2020

Somali Rioters in Minneapolis: Free Mohamed Noor

I had wondered if anyone remembered Justine Damond, the white woman not even suspected of a crime who was murdered for no apparent reason by Somali police officer Mohamed Noor in Minneapolis. The answer, as far as anyone would know from watching CNN, is probably no. But they do remember Noor. His fellow Somalis want him freed from prison, where he is serving time for third-degree murder.

No matter how insane and unjust the moonbattery, someone will come up with demands that push the envelope farther still.

Meanwhile, the Minneapolis City Council is seriously considering disbanding the police department, so that total anarchy may reign, just like back in Somalia. The savages in the video above may soon be the de facto rulers of the ruins of what was once Minneapolis, before it succumbed to liberalism.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

May 31 2020

Anyone Remember Justine Damond?

Anyone relying on the mainstream media for information could be excused for believing that only Persons of Politically Preferred Pigmentation are killed by rogue police officers. Actually, this is not true; as Heather Mac Donald notes, “if there is a bias in police shootings after crime rates are taken into account, it is against white civilians,” probably because police are aware of the political consequences of shooting blacks, whose Lives Matter. Regarding rogue police officers in Minneapolis, here’s a story that ran here 3 years ago:

Somali Police Officer Unaccountably Shoots Minneapolis Woman

Congratulations to Mohamed Noor, the first Somali police officer in his Minneapolis precinct. Due to P.C. preferences, a stellar career is sure to unfold before him — unless he derailed it when he blew away a woman for no apparent reason Saturday night:

The police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Australian woman in mysterious circumstances after she called 911 to report a disturbance behind her upscale Minneapolis home has been identified.

Mohamed Noor, who joined the department in March 2015, reached over and shot Justine Damond, 40, multiple times from the passenger seat of his squad car while she spoke to his colleague on the drivers side in a back alley.

Both officer’s bodycams were off and the squad car camera not recording when Damond – who was in her pyjamas – was killed at around 11.30pm on Saturday, just a month before she was due to marry.

At last word, the police had put forth no explanation for this homicide.

In his short career, Noor already had three complaints against him, two of which are still under investigation.

Damond had called 911 to report what she believed to be an active sexual assault. Ironically, she was a militant opponent of anyone but the authorities being allowed to own firearms.

Somehow, I doubt this story will generate as much outrage as when white police officers are forced to shoot black criminals.

That prediction was accurate. The Washington Post actually sided with Noor after he shot a woman in the face for no particular reason, rejoicing that his Affirmative Action presence on the police force “brought Somali activists some pride and reassurance at a time of Islamophobia in America.” Wept WaPo, “Now that same Somali community is bracing for a backlash against Noor that has already begun.”

Noor was found guilty of murder. See? No reason to riot.

Likewise, Derek Chauvin has been arrested and charged with murder. Those rioting ostensibly in the name of George Floyd have no justification whatsoever. But of course, Floyd is only a pretext; if he hadn’t come along, the mob that has been burning down Minneapolis would have found another one.

On tips from ABC of the ANC and taxpayer22.

May 31 2020

Rioters Versus Cars

Crybully Black Lives Matter horsefeathers aside, the riots in Minneapolis and elsewhere are not about “social justice.” Coddled, privileged, prioritized blacks being “oppressed” is not among the reasons for looting and burning down businesses. The main reason is that people are bored and restless from the pointless coronavirus lockdowns, and knowing that the liberals who run cities wouldn’t stop them, they decided to have a little fun. That is, the riots are entertainment.

Even countermoonbats can find them grimly entertaining — when the rioters come up against cars:

Maybe the police were too busy escaping their burning precinct house to come to the rescue of the put-upon rioters.

Here’s another:

Maybe the driver didn’t want to end up like Reginald Denny.

Police will allow savages to burn down police stations, but citizens who run over the rioters can be arrested:

Police said a 31-year-old man has been arrested for attempted murder, accused of driving through a crowd of protesters Friday evening in Downtown Bakersfield during demonstrations over the death of George Floyd.

There really is no justice. They ought to pay motorists a bounty. Someone has to keep rioters in check. Our government is too useless to accomplish even this basic task.

On tips from Dragon’s Lair and Kate P.

May 22 2020

Antifa Rioter Gets Cash Reward in Portland

Why does this Antifa punk have such a self-satisfied smirk on his face?

Probably because he is high as kite, but also because he has been rewarded with $23,000 by the moonbats running Portland for goading police into hitting him with rubber bullets while he was rioting.

Via the Post Millennial:

Last week the Portland City Council approved a financial payment to an antifa extremist with a history of supporting terrorist attacks on law enforcement after he alleged in a lawsuit his civil rights were violated by Portland Police. The city settled nearly $23,000 with James Mathew Mattox, 31, who filed a complaint saying police injured him and stifled his rights during a riot in 2018.

Click through for details on this charming moonbat and his jihad against law enforcement.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair. Hat tip: Law Enforcement Today.

May 10 2020

British Court Blocks Deporting Criminals to Countries With Poor Healthcare

The ivory tower moonbats who control the courts are waging war against their own countries. In Britain, judicial oligarchs have ruled that dangerous foreign criminals cannot be deported if the healthcare system back in the savage hellholes that spawned them are not up to NHS standards.

Via the Daily Mail:

The ruling came in the case of a 33-year-old Zimbabwean father of one who arrived in the UK in 2000 and was later granted indefinite leave to remain.

The Zimbabwean contributed to British society with a string of crimes too long to list here. Now they can’t deport him, because he has AIDS. Zimbabwe can’t afford to finance his extravagantly expensive treatment for a disease that is almost always contracted by indulging in degeneracy. Supposedly, British taxpayers can.

The landmark judgment – which risks throwing the Government’s deportation policy into chaos – has already delayed the case of gang rapist Yaqub Ahmed…

Ahmed, who hails from Somalia, took part in the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl. He says he has mental health problems. This makes it the duty of British society to care for him. Or so liberal elite judges are likely to rule.

On the whole, the French Revolution was one of the worst things that ever happened. But these days the appeal of sending an entire ruling class to the guillotine is undeniable.

On a tip from Henry B.

May 06 2020

Liberal Rule, ChiCom Virus Hysteria, and Anarchotyranny

When progressives have the leverage to impose their conception of utopia, criminals will run free; prisons will be populated by the regular Americans formerly known as law-abiding citizens. According to liberal ideology, thieves are the good guys, because they are “oppressed” or “disadvantaged”; it is normal people who belong in cages.

It is clearly insane, but that is how they think. You can tell by how liberals govern when given unfettered opportunity. California’s degeneration into single-party Democrat rule has presented one opportunity. Wuhan coronavirus hysteria has created another.

David Cole remarks on both:

On December 14th of last year, there was a theft of almost a dozen packages from the lobby of an apartment building at 2117 Haste Street in Berkeley, California. The thief, a young black woman, was making a food delivery for DoorDash. After being buzzed in and handing the food to her customer, the DoorDasher, now alone in the lobby, gathered the packages piled under the residents’ mailboxes and calmly walked out with them. Most of those packages were Christmas gifts.

She was caught on security cameras. DoorDash knew who she was. So did the police. All they had to do was pick her up. But she was not arrested, because as a rule property crimes are not punished in California anymore.

Publicly, the authorities claim that they can’t enforce the law because of scarce resources. COVID-19 tyranny exposes that lie.

[I]n the past six weeks, across the nation we’ve seen cops ordered by governors and mayors to arrest, fine, and threaten joggers, hikers, nature walkers, moms taking their kids to a park, and kids playing with other kids in private homes. We’ve seen cops form blockades around skate parks and drag swimmers and paddleboarders from the ocean. Cops have busted people for giving haircuts and manicures in their own home, for fishing, and for watching the sunset.

Yet they don’t have the resources to pick up a thief in an open and shut case.

In Oxnard, it took two mounted policemen to tell a married couple in their 90s that they couldn’t sit in chairs (the “no chairs” policy is unofficially known as “Carlito’s Way”). In L.A., a chorus line of cops formed a gauntlet to keep residents from walking on the beach. At a park right up the street from me, three units responded to reports of kids playing catch. And when my friend’s local AA chapter tried to hold a meeting in another park, with each member sitting the required six feet apart, the LAPD descended as if Dillinger were back from the dead.

We must crack down on kids playing catch in the park because supposedly it could cause death. Yet liberals can’t see the point of keeping career criminals off the street, despite criminals being vastly more likely to cause someone’s death.

Pro-lockdown leftists bray about how they’re “protecting the old and weak.” These are the same “old and weak” who are most at risk from the felons who rob and assault with impunity because they know they’ll only face catch-and-release.

Meanwhile — even as regular Americans are dragged off in handcuffs for exercising rights guaranteed by the Constitution, SWAT teams are dispatched for lockdown violations, and women are sentenced to jail for grooming each other’s hair — the authorities have been releasing convicted criminals from prison (see here, here, here, and here) lest they come down with the ChiCom virus.

Democrat rule means rule by malevolent lunatics.

On tips from Sean C, Stormfax, and Mr. Freemarket.

May 04 2020

Social Justice Isn’t Justice

In keeping with progressives’ Orwellian way of expressing themselves, social justice not only is not justice, it is the opposite of justice:

No wonder progressives attack Christianity from both without and within. It promotes justice, the enemy of moonbattery.

On a tip from Occam’s Stubble.

Apr 13 2020

Virus-Free Doctor Loses Joint Custody Because COVID-19

As an emergency room physician, Dr Theresa Greene already had enough to deal with during the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. Now she has lost shared custody of her daughter:

Greene tested negative for coronavirus this week. Her four-year-old daughter splits her time equally between her mom and dad, but this week, the child’s father, Eric Greene, asked for and received an emergency order demanding sole custody until the pandemic is over.

Circuit Judge Bernard Shapiro agreed to this, noting that “the suspension is solely related to the outbreak of COVID-19.”

When COVID-19 will be decreed to be over is anybody’s guess. Some guess never.

As Greene notes, the disease does not seem to have a strong impact on children.

Tyrants like Gretchen Whitmer aren’t the only ones to see an opportunity in coronavirus hysteria.

On a tip from Bluto.

Apr 08 2020

Repeat Pedophile Released Because Coronavirus

The Wuhan coronavirus panic has exposed judicial priorities warped by moonbattery. The release of pedophile Glenn Christie is a case in point:

A Massachusetts man convicted of repeatedly raping a 12-year-old boy was ordered released from jail Friday — because he suffers from health conditions that can make him vulnerable to coronavirus…

We’re all vulnerable to coronavirus. Kids are also vulnerable to pedophiles.

Superior Court Judge Heidi Brieger decided it was better to endanger the children he might rape than to risk Christie catching Kung Flu in prison.

Christie was already being held for violating probation conditions. But criminals don’t need probation anymore, now that there is COVID-19.

A story from October 2010 reports on the beginning of his trial:

Christie … is charged with four counts of rape of a child, as well as indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14 and dissemination of pornographic materials to a minor. … He faces a potential life sentence in state prison on each of the child rape charges, up to 10 years in state prison on the indecent assault and battery and up to five years in state prison on the pornography charge.

Why was Christie even given a chance to violate probation, much less released anyway after doing so? Because the legal system is dominated by liberals who reflexively side with sociopaths against the law-abiding public to demonstrate how nice they are.

As Daniel Greenfield puts it,

[T]hose who have mercy on the guilty, will have none for the innocent.

At least his release frees up a bunk for anyone who might be arrested for playing t-ball with his daughter.

On a tip from R F.

Apr 06 2020

Why Are So Many Americans in Prison?

Moonbats say the incarceration rate proves that America is “racist” and less free than socialist dystopias like Cuba. As always, they are wrong. In the video below, Rafael Mangual gives the real reason for incarceration in the USA. It has to do with the people getting incarcerated having committed violent crimes.

Considering the level of violent crime out there, the incarceration rate is too low, not too high. Crime will not be reduced by letting the criminals run free, as New York has already learned.

If reducing the incarceration rate is the goal, rather than letting criminals loose only to have them return for future crimes, a more constructive approach would be to scale back the welfare state that sires them and stop undermining the traditional two-parent family.

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Apr 05 2020

Michael Strickland, Political Prisoner

Fundamental to American society is the concept of equality before the law. To see what the country would be like without it, look to liberal Portland, where all the animals are equal, but the animals comprising Antifa are a lot more equal than a countermoonbat like Michael Strickland.

Strickland is known for his YouTube channel LaughingAtLiberals. He used to run the excellent blog Progressives Today. Like Andy Ngo, he has incurred the wrath of Antifa thugs in Portland by informing the public of their escalating violence. If this story gets the attention it deserves, Strickland will become famous as the victim of an outrageous miscarriage of justice on behalf of radical leftism:

[I]n July 2016, at a Black Lives Matter – Don’t Shoot Portland public rally and protest, a mob of antifa … members surrounded him, roughed him up, and then told him, “You need to get the f**k out of here!” Even though Strickland backed away from the thugs in the larger protest, he continued to shoot video. As he was leaving, the mob of masked antifa thugs ran toward Strickland and tried to surround him. This time he pulled his [fully licensed] pistol to back them off. No shots were ever fired; Strickland’s finger never came close to the trigger. His gambit worked, however. They backed off and Strickland got away from the mob, eventually being arrested by the cops. …

Charges against him grew from misdemeanors to 21 counts, ten of which were felonies, within hours of Portland politicos getting an earful from one of Strickland’s favorite targets, an anti-Second Amendment group called “Ceasefire Oregon.”

They actually threw him in jail.

Though he could have gone to state prison for decades, in the end, Strickland did 40 days in jail. But he was put on five years’ probation, his Second Amendment rights were stripped and he was ordered to surrender some of his First Amendment rights by being forbidden from practicing journalism and recording Portland’s leftist protesters. The mob, courts, and allies had silenced him.

Attorney Robert Barnes considers the implications:

[R]ight now if you’re in the black bloc what do you think? I can harass somebody and get them arrested if they try to defend themselves.

And then they want people not to defend themselves so that they feel terrified, so that the[y] feel scared, so that they feel frightened, so that their behavior can be publicly and privately coerced. And that’s the danger. And that’s why this case is bigger than one person.

This undermines the First Amendment as much as the Second.

Strickland is still fighting — and losing — in Oregon’s leftist-dominated courts:

The Oregon Appeals Court ruled Wednesday that the lower court ruling convicting Strickland stands.

We are only free to the extent that liberals have not yet achieved their objectives. If progressives keep progressing, the whole country will become Portland, and continue to worsen from there.

On a tip from Frances J.

Mar 30 2020

Authorities Facilitate Coronavirus Anarchy in New York

Coronavirus hysteria and New York’s policy of releasing dangerous criminals have combined to kill an 86-year-old woman. An elderly patient in a Brooklyn hospital with struck in the head for not properly practicing social distancing.

Janie Marshall, 86, died less than four hours after the tense confrontation with 32-year-old Cassandra Lundy in Bedford-Stuyvesant’s Woodhull Hospital, cops said.

Marshall’s violation apparently consisted of taking hold of a metal stand near her assailant in a hospital hallway, probably to keep her balance. New York authorities responded to this apparent second-degree murder as we have come to expect; Lundy was issued a disorderly conduct summons and released.

Lundy, who lives in Bedford-Stuyvesant, has 17 prior arrests, on charges including drug possession, trespass, assault and strangulation, sources said.

With a résumé like that, she ought to run for City Council.

Elderly ladies aren’t the only ones endangered by New York’s policy of letting criminals loose, whether in the name of coronavirus of bail reform. Via The Blaze:

Eight sex offenders — three of which were convicted of raping children — have been released from a jail in New York as a part of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s statewide initiative to decrease prison populations over fear of spreading the coronavirus.

On Friday, Cuomo called for 1,100 parole violators to be released. He apparently feels that what New York needs as coronavirus hysteria threatens to plunge it into chaos is more criminals on the streets.

The three child rapists have been staying at a Holiday Inn Express in Greece, New York. They are level three offenders — i.e., considered to be the most likely to re-offend — who had already violated parole.

At least the taxpayer isn’t putting up criminals at the Radisson Hotel in Manhattan’s Financial District. Or rather, maybe they aren’t, unless the criminals are homeless. At least 61 rooms are being used ostensibly for this purpose. From the New York Post:

A law-enforcement source had previously told The Post that the hotel was housing inmates freed from Rikers Island to stanch the spread of coronavirus there. The source confirmed Sunday that the Department of Homeless Services was renting rooms at the hotel.

However,

“There are no detainees from Rikers at this hotel,” said City Hall press secretary Freddi Goldstein, adding that no one staying there was a Department of Correction charge.

Readers can decide who to believe.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair and Sean C.

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