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Sep 17 2020

Minneapolis City Council: Where Are the Police?

After the leftists comprising the Minneapolis City Council exploited the George Floyd spectacle to declare war on the police, even unanimously pledging to abolish the police department, crime predictably shot into the stratosphere. Now the city’s rulers wonder, where are the police?

Minnesota Public Radio reports on a Tuesday meeting of the Minneapolis City Council:

[F]or much of the two-hour meeting, 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. And they asked Arradondo what the department is doing about it.

What police officers are doing is laying low so that they do not get thrown in jail to await kangaroo court trials, like the cops involved in the arrest of George Floyd, who apparently died of a massive fentanyl overdose while in police custody.

To quote councilmember Jamal Osman,

“Residents are asking, ‘Where are the police’?”

About 100 officers have left the department so far this year. The rest are probably in hiding from the local government, which has ostentatiously sided with criminals against them.

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.

No one could be surprised by any of this, considering the aggressive emphasis on glorifying criminals and hobbling the police for being “systemically racist.”

Council members in wards which usually don’t see high levels of violence say their constituents are feeling “terrorized.”

Terrorizing is what terrorists do. The council enthusiastically backed Black Lives Matter in the terror campaign that resulted in the destruction of hundreds of local businesses.

You can’t expect anything other than an explosion of criminal violence after moonbattery like this:

Recently, the council took more than $1 million from the police budget to hire “violence interrupters” to intervene and defuse potentially violent confrontations.

Council member Phillipe Cunningham continues to believe that we don’t need police if we have violence interrupters:

“If we have these systems in place we are getting ahead of the violence,” said Cunningham. “That’s why I have advocated so strongly for the violence interrupters, because if they are interrupting the violence before the guns are being fired, then the MPD doesn’t have to respond to that violence.”

If only we had moonbattery interrupters, liberal cities like Minneapolis might yet be saved from ruin.

“What I am sort of flabbergasted by right now is colleagues, who a very short time ago were calling for abolition, are now suggesting we should be putting more resources and funding into MPD,” Cunningham said.

Better late than never.

It is likely that Phillipe Cunningham, who apparently took hormones to grow a beard and identifies as a man, has spent much of her life in a state of flabbergastation.

On tips from Mr. Freemarket and Brian Brandt.

Sep 14 2020

Moonbat View on Self-Defense

I don’t know who the guy narrating the video below is, but by the way he talks, he sounds like a genuine moonbat. Let’s see what he has to say about the crucial issue of self-defense, particularly as it pertains to law enforcement:

“A cop shouldn’t just be able to shoot somebody in self-defense. Nobody should be able to shoot somebody in self-defense, unless there’s obviously like uh you know, I don’t know [giggle]…”

It’s good to know that these people think their positions through before trying to impose them through domestic terrorism.

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Sep 13 2020

Applied BLM Ideology: Los Angeles County Deputies Shot

There is a price to be paid for whipping the public into a rage against law enforcement. Fortunately for the ideological arsonists comprising the liberal media, they aren’t the ones who pay it. People who live in crime-ridden neighborhoods pay it. So do the police:

[T]wo Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were shot in their patrol car Saturday by a suspect who “opened fire without warning or provocation,” authorities said.

The attack occurred around 7 pm in Compton. Both deputies are in critical condition after receiving shots to the head.

The prevailing ideology makes the most likely motive obvious.

One of the officers is the mother of a 6-year-old boy. You can’t make a racial justice omelet without breaking some eggs.

The shooter is described only as a “dark-skinned male.”

He looks like a little kid, young enough to be manipulated into accepting the BLM narrative at face value. Overpaid athletes are primary role models in hellholes like Compton. This is what those athletes have been theatrically kneeling to. More explicitly, the triple platinum rap album Straight Outta Comptom includes the song “F*** tha Police,” which calls for assassinating police officers.

LEOs have been executed on behalf of BLM’s ideology in the past (e.g., New York, Dallas).

Whatever the shooter’s motive, he has support. Mostly peaceful protesters went after the hospital treating the deputies.

A local faith leader who came to the hospital to pray for the deputies, told a KABC reporter that some of the protesters had been shouting slogans like “Death to police!”

Protesters were blocking the entrance to the hospital emergency room and yelling, “We hope they die,” referring to the two deputies, the sheriff’s office said.

Others might have died as a result of obstructed access to the emergency room, but it was all for a good cause, according to what we have been force-fed relentlessly by the liberal establishment.

Language alert — watch BLM activists on a mission of mercilessness to the hospital where the “murderers” (i.e., the deputies someone attempted to murder) are fighting for their lives:

On tips from Bluto, KirklesWorth, and Rapinhoe.

Sep 10 2020

Al Sharpton Contra Black Lives Matter Ideology

You know the Left has gone off the rails when premier race hustler Al Sharpton emerges as a relative voice of reason. While Bill de Blasio et al defund the police, driving the crime rate into the stratosphere, Sharpton demurs:

“To take all policing off is something that I think a latte liberal may go for as they sit around the Hamptons discussing this as some academic problem,” Sharpton said.

“But people living on the ground need proper policing,” he said.

Specifically regarding New York City,

Sharpton noted how certain neighborhoods are indeed suffering from gun violence when asked about the safety of the city.

That would mainly be black neighborhoods. Blacks are the first victims of the antipolice Black Lives Matter ideology that has been embraced by the liberal establishment.

On a tip from Rapinhoe.

Sep 09 2020

Comic Projection: Biden Accuses Trump of Wanting to Defund Police

Democrats are so used to the media gaslighting on their behalf that no projection of their own flaws onto their opponents is too obvious a lie. Biden has even proclaimed that “The only person calling to defund the police is Donald Trump.”

Seeing is not believing with Democrat pols:

Biden proclaimed in an interview with Ady Barkan that he would “absolutely” redirect funding from the police, who he had just characterized as having “become the enemy.” But this stance is not playing well in the polls, so Biden pins it on his opponent.

Via Breitbart:

[Biden] accused Trump of attempting to cut $400 million from “state and local help.”

A Breitbart News Fact Check from July found Biden’s repeated claim to be “false.”

A major source of Biden’s claim seems to stem from the proposed $244 million cut from the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP), which assists state and local agencies with detaining illegal aliens who commit crimes.

Instead, Trump wants to use that money for border enforcement instead, shifting resources closer to the problem.

Painting Trump as hostile to the police is a tough sell for the party that has ostentatiously aligned itself with the rabidly antipolice rioters of Black Lives Matter — especially considering that Trump has been endorsed by the Fraternal Order of Police and the National Association of Police Organizations. But no doubt the media will help Biden as best it can.

On a tip from Not Quite Human.

Sep 06 2020

Antifa: Death to America

At least Antifa is straightforward, unlike its defenders in the media and Democratic Party. Note that the main banner at this recent NYC rally reads “Death to America”:

NYPDK = New York Police Department Killers. Since they hate American civilization, it’s only natural that they hate the people who defend it.

On tips from Rapinhoe and Anonymous. Hat tip: Pacific Pundit.

Sep 06 2020

A Taste of What Cops Have to Deal With

It’s crazy that Hollywood actors are paid a hundred times more than the police officers who keep us safe from the jungle.

Good thing the maniac with the knife didn’t happen to have darker pigmentation. The media would canonize him, the cop who shot him would be thrown in jail, and the city where it happened would be looted and burned down.

On a tip from Rapinhoe.

Sep 04 2020

Free School Supplies Feature Radical Propaganda

Leftists saturate every aspect of our world with propaganda, with an emphasis on the young and impressionable. A particularly insidious example occurred last Monday in Pueblo, Colorado.

Community Resources United and the Pueblo Education Coalition put on a free school supply drive. Parents could drive through the parking lot of the El Pueblo History Museum and pick up a bag of supplies that included a pencil case, highlighters, pencils — and a coloring page with the theme “All Cats Are Beautiful” that caught one parent’s eye:

“I noticed the A.C.A.B letters written on the side of the border. And it kind of triggered something in my brain,” she said. “It was like, I’ve seen that before, I recognize A.C.A.B.”

So would anyone who has seen unairbrushed coverage of the Black Lives Matter/Antifa riots that have wreaked devastating havoc for the past 3 months. Mostly peaceful vandals spray paint “ACAB” onto every available surface. It stands for “All Cops Are Bastards.”

Compared to burning down Minneapolis, this might seem too subtle to be the work of today’s emboldened moonbats. But it was no coincidence. The bag also included a flier listing reasons to defund the Pueblo Police Department.

At this point, you can no longer ignore them. They have infiltrated everything. It’s not as if you can turn on a ball game and escape from leftism. All you can do is turn and fight back.

On a tip from MrRightWingDave.

Sep 03 2020

How a BLM Activist Learned His Lesson

It does not appear that the police did anything wrong in the shooting of Jacob Blake. Jarrett Maupin, Phoenix’s answer to Al Sharpton, should be able to explain why, after taking part in a police training exercise:

The narrative that the police racially oppress blacks is fake. It has been proven seven ways to Sunday that Michael Brown was shot in self-defense. George Floyd probably died of a fentanyl overdose. Jacob Blake was shot while going for a weapon. In none of these cases has any evidence been presented that race was a factor. The Black Lives Matter movement consists of malice wrapped in a lie.

Despite the lesson he learned from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, Maupin continues to exploit the lie as leader of All Black Lives Matter Arizona. He recently planned a march in Phoenix that might have degenerated into yet another devastating riot. But he called it off, supposedly due to threats. Maybe his conscience acted up.

On a tip from Lyle.

Sep 03 2020

Post–Jacob Blake Police Procedure

The entire liberal establishment agrees that the police are racist fiends because they fired on Jacob Blake rather than allow him to go for a weapon after he had resisted arrest. In light of this, the following is no longer comedy. Now it is a training video:

On tips from Mr. Freemarket and KirklesWorth.

Aug 28 2020

Virginia Senate Passes Law to Make Assaulting Police a Misdemeanor

I had an idea for a dystopian action/adventure movie along the lines of The Purge. Criminals take over the government and turn the rules upside down, so that sociopaths run free, and the law favors them against the police. But it turns out this is already being done. Not in Hollywood — in Virginia:

The Virginia Senate passed legislation Wednesday that would demote assaulting a police officer from a felony to a misdemeanor and would remove a mandatory jail sentence for the crime.

Encouraging criminals to physically attack police officers when the country has been engulfed in violent riots that specifically target the police for 3 straight months goes beyond irresponsible. It is societal vandalism. Morally speaking, not even the criminals and maniacs that have been seizing on lame pretexts to loot and destroy are any no lower than Virginia’s liberal rulers.

The summary of the bill, via WSLS 10:

Eliminates the mandatory minimum term of confinement for an assault and battery committed against a judge; magistrate; law-enforcement officer; correctional officer; person directly involved in the care, treatment, or supervision of inmates; firefighter; or volunteer firefighter or any emergency medical services personnel and provides that such crime can no longer be committed as a simple assault and must result in a bodily injury.

It’s nice to know they aren’t singling out police officers. Anyone who has to deal with criminals as part of their job has been placed at greater physical risk on behalf of the criminals the liberal establishment worships.

In related news, a state senate bill to ban police-free zones in Virginia was voted down in committee. The next CHAZ/CHOP anarchy zone may be in Old Dominion.

America was born of Virginians, prominently including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. Progressives have nothing but contempt for the great country they entrusted to future generations.

On tips from Varla and R F.

Aug 26 2020

Equating Police With KKK in Texas Junior High

No wonder some teachers fret that virtual classrooms will expose their propagandizing to parents. The moonbattery injected into vulnerable young minds is over the top:

Wylie ISD, a school district north of Dallas, is under fire after some students were given an assignment including a political cartoon that compared police officers to slave owners and KKK members.

Educrats say the cartoon was unauthorized. Whether it is inconsistent with the political environment of the school or of public schools in general is another question.

Behold today’s lesson, presented in a social studies class at Cooper Junior High:

You do not optimize children’s future by encouraging them to view white people and the police as demons.

On a tip from Varla.

Aug 14 2020

Austin to Defund Police, Divert Money to Abortion

Austin has been one of the fastest growing cities in the country recently. This may be reversed. Swept up in antipolice mania, the City Council has voted unanimously to cut the budget of the police department by $150 million. This sets Austin on the same anarchic track that has been rushing New York, Minneapolis, Seattle, and Portland to ruin.

Via the Texas Tribune:

The proposal to cut police funding by about one-third of its total $434 million budget calls for immediately cutting around $21.5 million from the department. This would include reallocating these funds to areas like violence prevention, food access, and abortion access programs.

Police departments are getting defunded at the expense of public safety because Black Lives Matter. How ironic that some of the money would be diverted to abortion, which takes a disproportionate number of black lives.

About $50 million would be allocated to the “Reimagine Safety Fund,” which…

…would divert money toward “alternative forms of public safety and community support through the yearlong reimagining process.”

It’s an increasingly dangerous world out there. Navel-gazing will not make it safer.

On a tip from R F.

Aug 11 2020

Tyler Perry: We Need More Police

Actor Tyler Perry puts a sour look on Anderson Cooper’s face by joining the 81% of blacks who, despite relentless propaganda to the contrary, understand that reducing the police is not constructive. Sheriff David Clarke elaborates, and explains how to avoid a bad outcome with a police officer:

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