Category: Police

Mar 18 2020

Philadelphia Police Give Looters Green Light

The Philadelphia Police Department may be taking the Wuhan virus as an opportunity to follow California (where shoplifting is effectively legal now) and New York (where demented bail reform has resulted in a crime wave) down the rabbit hole toward anarchy. An internal memorandum leaked to local media indicates that effective yesterday, those who commit any of a list of crimes will be released after their identity has been established unless they are specifically deemed to pose a threat to public safety.

The crimes include:

• All narcotics offenses

• Theft from persons

• Retail theft

• Theft from auto

• Burglary

• Vandalism

• All bench warrants

• Stolen auto

• Economic crimes (bad checks, fraud)

• Prostitution

Theoretically, a detective will follow up after the virus has passed.

As Big League Politics reports:

Such a policy could actually prove to be a looter’s best dream, as if enough citizens take advantage of the opportunities for arrest-free property crimes it’ll be all but impossible for the Philadelphia police department to follow up in weeks or possibly months and book them on account of crimes committed during the coronavirus epidemic.

We saw how little impetus was required to inspire hoarders. There is a thin line between a hoarder and a looter. Philadelphia businesses will be lucky to avoid more scenes like this.

On a tip from Stormfax.

Mar 12 2020

Mere Anarchy Is Loosed Upon Raleigh

Often the news brings William Butler Yeats to mind: “Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world…” There are plenty of moonbats ready to tear everything apart when the center can no longer hold. Prominent among them are Black Lives Matter types, who seize on every Character of Color who manages to get shot by the police as a pretext for attacking civilization. In Raleigh Tuesday, police felt compelled to wound armed suspect Javier Torres. The response:

AP notes that the protesters were chanting “Whose streets? Our streets!” and blocked traffic in downtown Raleigh.

By “our streets,” they appear to mean “criminals’ streets.”

Demanding increased transparency, protestors marched on the house of Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown. Around 1 a.m. on Wednesday, protestors took a U.S. flag from the Governor’s Mansion and set it aflame.

Like many urban police chiefs, Cassandra Deck-Brown is a Woman of Color. But that doesn’t protect her from the mob. In the end, this isn’t about race; it is about tearing down civilization.

On a tip from Frances J.

Jan 02 2020

Progressives Call for Abolition of Police

Just when you thought the Left could not get any crazier if it tried, moonbats have begun screeching that we must abolish the police. Via City Journal:

From the streets of Chicago to the city council of Seattle, and in the pages of academic journals ranging from the Cardozo Law Review to the Harvard Law Review and of mainstream publications from the Boston Review to Rolling Stone, advocates and activists are building a case not just to reform policing—viewed as an oppressive, violent, and racist institution—but to do away with it altogether. … “[A]bolish the police” is a concrete policy goal. The abolitionists want to dismantle municipal police departments and see “police officers disappearing from the streets.”

Why not? It has worked out great in Somalia and Baltimore.

Progressives view law enforcement as racist, oppressive of the poor, and a form of slavery. They argue that there would be no need of it if we established utopia through “peace circles and restorative justice programs.”

Police abolitionists believe that they stand at the vanguard of a new idea, but this strain of thought dates to the eighteenth-century philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, who believed that stripping away the corruptions of civilization would liberate the goodness of man.

Rousseau was a major intellectual influence on the French Revolution, the subsequent Reign of Terror, and every utopian dictatorship that followed throughout the world. To this day, liberals recite his rhetoric regarding Big Government constituting the Voice of the People.

No cops means no rules. Normally, liberals could never have enough rules. Why would incremental totalitarians want lawlessness on the streets?

There could be any number of possible reasons. Lawlessness facilitates and justifies government force. Tyrants are essentially criminals and consequently hesitate to use government against their colleagues. They want the State completely devoted to redistributing other people’s property without distractions. It is even possible some actually believe in liberal ideology, and see criminals as angelic victims of racism, capitalism, et cetera.

In any case, there is a term for the phenomenon: anarchotyranny. A textbook example of it is today’s Venezuela, where violent crime skyrockets while law-abiding citizens eat their pets because they are not allowed to earn an honest living under socialism. An incipient example is New York City.

Meanwhile, the Babylon Bee struggles to keep up with a satirical piece on Pete Buttigieg calling for the decriminalization of crime. Buttigieg has already called for the decriminalization of hard drugs, which would lead to consequences that the streets of Left Coast cities have already made obvious. Among Democrats, the America-loathing Buttigieg is passed off as a moderate.

On tips from Ellen O, Chuck A, Adam, and Anonymous.

Nov 02 2019

Cop Shot Nine Times, Gets Sued

If a criminal can be awarded $11 million after dragging a police officer with his car, how much can be collected by the family of a maniac who shot a cop nine times? We will know soon; a lawsuit against Jacob Carlson, formerly of the Casper Police Department, has been filed:

Carlson responded to a call about a man who was allowing children as young as three years to drive a car. Rather than obeying the law or minding the safety of those young children and others, David Wolosin shot at Carlson multiple times. Carlson returned fire, shooting and killing Wolosin.

Now, Wolosin’s family has filed a lawsuit against the officers involved, the police department, and the City for the emotional distress the children suffered when they watched as their “loving uncle” was killed.

Here’s what the loving uncle had just done to a law enforcement officer:

Carlson suffered a shattered pelvis, a severed artery in his pelvic area, infections, and nerve damage from the nine bullets inflicted by Wolosin.

Unsurprisingly, Carlson was left disabled and unable to continue working as a police officer. On top of all he has suffered, he has the relatives of the criminal who did this to him coming after his bank account.

Good thing this happened Wyoming. A New York jury might award them every penny he has.

On a tip from Kate P.

Nov 01 2019

$20 Million for Allegedly Being Told to Tone Down Gayness

The problem with committing vehicular assault by dragging a police officer down a busy street with your car is that a jury may award you only $11 million. You can make $20 million if you are a cop yourself and allege that someone told you to “tone down your gayness”:

St. Louis County Police Sgt. Keith Wildhaber was performing a routine security check at a local restaurant in 2014 when the owner offered up some surprising career advice, according to a 2017 lawsuit.

Wildhaber was applying to be promoted to lieutenant, the lawsuit said, and word had gotten around to owner John Saracino, who was also on the St. Louis County Board of Police Commissioners at the time.

“The command staff has a problem with your sexuality,” Saracino allegedly told Wildhaber, according to the lawsuit. “If you ever want to see a white shirt (i.e., get a promotion), you should tone down your gayness.”

Saracino has denied the conversation took place.

However, Wildhaber didn’t get the promotion, indicating that it conceivably might have taken place. Pony up, taxpayers!

Wildhaber’s suit claimed that he was passed up for promotion because “he does not conform to the County’s gender-based norms, expectations, and/or preferences.” But he certainly fits the preferences of the liberal establishment, which are imposed through our legal system.

In addition to the massive jackpot, he gets revenge on those who didn’t promote him:

After the jury’s decision Friday, county officials called for police department leadership to step down.

If you want a successful career, declare yourself to be homosexual and act the part as flamboyantly as possible. No one will dare not put you first in line for promotions.

On a tip from mjazzguitar.

Oct 31 2019

Criminal Is Awarded $11 Million After Assaulting Cop

In the moonbat dystopia of New York City, criminal lowlifes have the wind at their back. Society operates on their behalf. Say you’re an unemployed heroin addict with a long rap sheet who drags a police officer with your car. A court might pay you $11 million for it.

Via the New York Post:

A heroin addict with nearly 20 arrests to his name allegedly dragged a cop along a busy Bronx street while fleeing a traffic stop, forcing another lawman to shoot him — and a jury just handed him an $11 million payday…

During “a two-week-long bender” in 2006, Raoul Lopez was pulled over for rolling through a stop sign. After he refused to comply with an order to shut off the engine, officer Zinos Konstantinides reached in for the key. Lopez hit the gas, dragging Konstantinides along busy Grand Concourse.

Another officer shot the maniac in the neck, fearing that his partner would be killed. As a result, Lopez suffers partial paralysis on the right side.

He was lucky to survive his potentially lethal assault on a police officer (for which he was unsurprisingly acquitted). He is even luckier to have committed his crime in the Bronx, where a jury would be likely to reward it generously.

Civilization is not something police can impose. When a society decays so that criminals are no longer the outliers, cops either become criminals themselves or are ineffectual due to lack of support.

On a tip from Ron L.

Oct 18 2019

Councilman Carlos Garcia, Big Man Just Off Campus

It is a wonder large cities function at all, when you consider the power-drunk moonbats that largely comprise urban city councils. Newly elected Councilman Carlos Garcia of Phoenix is a case in point.

Garcia is best known for dressing like a hippy, bashing the police, and in general spouting the sort of moonbattery you would expect from Che Guevara. Last month, he was driving with a suspended license plate across the street from the Arizona State University campus in Phoenix when he was pulled over by ASU officers. Garcia produced documentation that did not pass muster.

Via ABC15 Arizona:

“There was no expiration date on the document and it did not readily show vehicle information,” said [Officer] Armenta in his report of the traffic stop. “The insurance company confirmed that there was a policy number, however, it was canceled for non payment as of August 19 of 2019.”

Garcia was cited, but refused to sign the ticket.

He denied the officers had jurisdiction.

“I had explained to Garcia that I was a certified police officer through the state of Arizona,” Armenta wrote.

Does that qualify him to expect a highly important City Councilman to obey the law like everyone else? Garcia apparently didn’t think so, so he played the “Do You Know Who I Am?” card.

Garcia told officers the car he was driving belonged to his father, but still questioned whether the officers made a good stop.

“I just need to look into that more to figure out how to get you guys out of here,” he said, then adding, “Well, do you want to see who I am?” before both officers walked away.

Leftists like Garcia achieve power by pretending that they will stick it to The Man on behalf of the little guy. Once in power, they become The Man and stick it to everyone else.

Wait, it gets worse.

The councilman says he met with ASU’s police chief to discuss officer jurisdiction outside of ASU’s downtown campus, as well as whether or not officers have undergone sensitivity training.

A few hours of nauseating and degrading “sensitivity training” for everyone in the department will teach ASU officers not to pull over Very Important Persons like Carlos Garcia.

On a tip from Varla.

Oct 03 2019

Aspiring Scholar Jeremy Banks: We Shoot at Cops

Maybe some good will come of the new California law allowing college athletes to get paid, if it helps make clear that the higher profiles athletes are athletes, not students. They have nothing meaningful to do with colleges, except that colleges serve as farm teams for the NFL and NBA. Aspiring young scholar Jeremy Banks makes it even more clear:

[University of] Tennessee linebacker Jeremy Banks didn’t hold back after getting arrested last month on an outstanding warrant, telling a woman on a ride-along that residents in his hometown of Memphis “shoot at cops,” video shows.

In the back of a patrol car, Banks amped up the charm:

“Y’all police are some p—–s, bro,” Banks said. “Real s–t, like, I don’t f–k with y’all. I don’t give a f–k. That’s why all my f–king life I hated cops.”

Banks then called the officer a “bitch and a half,” video shows, before turning his attention to a woman in the passenger seat.

“Ma’am, I don’t think you want to be an intern, because where I’m from, we shoot at cops,” Banks said. “I’m from Memphis, Tennessee.”

The NFL is in the business of paying criminal lowlifes $millions upon $millions per year to entertain people who like to watch them chase a ball around. But why should this be connected to higher education?

What football fans are often rooting for.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Oct 03 2019

Progressive Intolerance Nixes Charity for Fallen Cops’ Families

The cancel culture doesn’t only exclude individuals like Carson King and news sources like Breitbart. Large sectors of the population get canceled — namely, conservatives. As a result, a police charity event was canceled too:

The Blue Bowl, a charity flag football game, was intended to raise money for the family of fallen Ventura County Sgt. Ron Helus as well as other officers killed in the line of duty, FOX 11 of Los Angeles reported.

Helus died in the mass shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California last November 7.

Thousands of dollars had already been raised for fallen officers’ families, but the money is now being returned to donors because Thousand Oaks Police Chief Tim Hagel reportedly withdrew the police department because Trump supporters would be speaking at the event.

Both Democrats and Republicans were invited to the event. But only Democrats were welcome by Hagel. Deplorable invitees included Scott Baio and Joy Villa.

According to Mike Randall, vice president of the Fallen Officers Foundation,

Hagel told him to get rid of the Republican speakers or the police department would withdraw. They finally did pull out.

Asked Randall,

“Ron Helus was a true hero, he saved lives that night. Did he run in and go, ‘Are you Republican or Democrat or independent, I need to know before I help you?’”

Chief Tim Hagel might have.

On a tip from rpp618.

Oct 02 2019

Black Lives Matter vs Black Lives Saved

If black lives mattered to the Black Lives Matter contingent, black lives saved would be their objective. But that would mean voting Republican, which would run contrary to the actual objective of driving America as far off the rails to the left as possible. The current administration has saved many lives by reversing Obama’s war on cops.

Via Breitbart:

Nationwide, homicides spiked to 15,195 in 2016, up from 12,278 murders in 2014 when Obama and his progressive and media allies began blaming police forces for multiple episodes in which young black men were killed.

This was a consequence of the Ferguson Effect, by which police respond to hostile political pressure by taking a more hands-off approach to policing, resulting in more violent crime.

Since then, Trump has ended the White House support for the Black Lives Matter movement, and the number of murders was forced down to 14,123 in 2018, according to new FBI data. The murder rate dropped by 6.8 percent from 2017 to 2018.

The combined reduction in murders in 2017 and 2018 adds up to roughly 1,318 Americans who did not die from murder since Obama’s departure in early 2017. … A large percentage of the people who did not die are African-American.

Contrary to what the liberal media would have you believe, blacks are not normally killed by white police officers, but by other blacks. This happens due to lack of law and order, an intolerable situation that Democrats aggressively advance.

If leftists thought black lives matter, they wouldn’t be willing to let black neighborhoods degenerate into anarchic jungles to advance their agenda.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Oct 02 2019

Cop in Hot Water for Cooperating With ICE

It isn’t easy being a police officer in a jurisdiction dominated by progressives. Your job is to uphold law and order. But that runs contrary to the liberal agenda, so it can get you in big trouble, especially if you cooperate with ICE:

A police officer in Fairfax County, Virginia, is facing disciplinary action for contacting Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the scene of a traffic accident involving an illegal immigrant wanted for deportation.

If something similar had happened with Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, Kate Steinle would still be alive — and yet:

Fairfax County police Chief Edwin Roessler said the officer has been relieved of all law enforcement duties pending the outcome of an investigation.

Here’s why helping his own government enforce immigration law was a major transgression:

The arrest procedure at issue is a 2007 police department ruling that forbids police from taking into custody anyone whom the system flags as having an “outstanding administrative warrant of removal,” unless that person isn’t being taken into custody for another violation of the law.

This insanity will not be relieved by the kooks running Virginia.

In April 2018, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam vetoed a bill that would have prohibited the establishment of sanctuary cities in the state; contrary to his pre-election promise.

In hopes of surviving the media discovering ancient pictures of him wearing blackface, Northam will go to any extreme to make a pageant of his eagerness to sacrifice the interests of the core population to anyone likely to have darker skin.

Fairfax County is a suburb of the District of Corruption. The area is crawling with criminal illegal aliens:

A recent ICE operation netted 57 illegal immigrants in Virginia and Washington, D.C. The agency said the arrestees came from Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador, Argentina, Bolivia, and Kazakhstan. Of the 57 aliens, 41 had criminal histories including sexual assault, aggravated assault, possession of cocaine, larceny, forgery, driving under the influence, illegal entry, and illegal re-entry.

It isn’t just the Washington area. California is also run by Democrats who aggressively side with foreign criminals against law-abiding American citizens, as is Chicago:

“We will never, ever succumb to the racist, xenophobic rhetoric of ICE,” [Chicago Mayor Lori] Lightfoot said, according to WGNTV. “We will continue to ban ICE from having access to any CPD databases. We’ll not allow any CPD officer to cooperate with anything related to ICE and its immigration raids.”

Until recently, it would have been unthinkable that anyone as irresponsible and as openly hostile to America’s interests and to the rule of law could be mayor of a major city. But Lightfoot is a Lesbian of Color, so she is not without qualifications.

It is a testament to the liberal establishment media’s effective at brainwashing that more than one person in a hundred votes Democrat. Americans don’t have long to stop doing it before the country is irretrievably lost.

On a tip from Varla.

Oct 01 2019

Cancel Culture: Breitbart and the LAPD

Cancel culture does not only cancel individuals, like generous beer-drinker Carson King. It cancels whole sectors of society. The right-wing news media? Canceled. This includes Breitbart.

The Los Angeles Police Department allegedly ran a recruiting ad on Breitbart. Outrage ensued. The LAPD cringingly issued a PC apology, kowtowing before the jealous god Diversity, which precludes any ideological diversity:

Now the LAPD denies they even ran the ad and suggests it is some kind of hoax:

Breitbart is a legitimate, popular website that is supportive of law enforcement. Why would running a recruiting ad be such a scandal that the LAPD is in lockdown denial mode? Because it is not part of the liberal establishment, and therefore must be marginalized — or rather, canceled.

On a tip from Steve T.

Aug 31 2019

Harassing the Police

Jason Siler links the alarming fad of harassing the police with the outrageous falsification of Michael Brown’s timely demise and the Cultural Marxist strategy of the Democrat Party:

When it comes to the Cultural Marxist ideology that the Democrat Party both exploits and imposes, civilization coming apart at the seams is not a bug; it’s a feature. The worse the better, as Vladimir Lenin would say.

Aug 29 2019

Justice Department Attacks Police Standards

Remember Dim in A Clockwork Orange, the mentally defective thug who became a police officer? Good thing we don’t have cops like that on our streets. At least not yet; according to the Justice Department, police standards requiring officers to be intelligent are racist.


Maryland county’s written exams for hiring police officers have discriminated against black applicants for several years, the U.S. Justice Department alleged Tuesday in a lawsuit.

I was hoping this sort of lunacy went out with Eric Holder. But no.

The federal lawsuit, filed by the department’s civil rights division, claims Baltimore County’s use of the pass/fail written exams led to hiring fewer blacks as entry-level police officers and police cadets than it would have had it used a “non-discriminatory screening device.”

Blacks are less likely to pass the written exam than whites; therefore, the exam is racist and must be abolished.

Blacks are more likely to commit homicide than whites. According to the logic of disparate impact, laws against murder must be abolished. Then we won’t need so many police officers anyway. When “racial justice” is achieved, it will look less like A Clockwork Orange than The Purge.

In the meantime, we stand by and watch standards lowered or destroyed altogether in the name of antidiscrimination. Less intelligent cops will not make anyone safer, but imposing equity takes priority.

The lawsuit asks for a court order barring the county from using written exams in the hiring process for police officers “where such use results in a disparate impact on African Americans.” It also seeks “whole remedial relief to all persons who have suffered individual loss as a result of the discrimination” alleged in the complaint.

Get out your wallets, taxpayers. Slavery officially ended in the USA 156 years ago, but reparations continue through a variety of channels.

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