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  • Democrats Can't Condemn Violence, Including Violence Against Police

    06/27/2020 5:23:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | June 27, 2020 | John R. Lott Jr
    What does defunding the police really mean? Well, just look at the looting and violence that happened when police were ordered to stand down during recent riots. Everyone agrees – police and civilians alike -- that Minneapolis Officer Garrett Rolfe behaved very wrongly in killing George Floyd. Despite there still being no evidence yet that the officer was racist, it is simply assumed that racism motivated the white cop’s abusive actions.To address concerns about how police treat minorities, the Minneapolis City Council has announced a year-long program to disband the Minneapolis police department. San Leandro, California voted to defund their 93 member...
  • Dostoevsky and Natural Science

    05/26/2020 3:45:52 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    Dostoevsky Studies ^ | May 2020 | Michael R. Katz
    The nineteenth century has often been characterized as an "age of revolution." Indeed, it was an age brimming over with revolutionary ideas of all sorts, as well as with political and social movements seeking to implement those ideas. The cast of revolutionary characters includes Marx and Engels, Darwin, Comte, and Freud; among major events -the French Revolutions, to name but a few. The nineteenth century was also an age of scientific revolution -- not The Scientific Revolution, a designation traditionally reserved for the period of radical and innovative discoveries which occurred in the interval between Copernicus and Newton -- even...
  • What the Discussion Over the Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Should Actually Be Focused On

    05/12/2020 4:21:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 123 replies ^ | May 12, 2020 | Scott Morefield
    The tragic back road shooting of an unarmed black man by a former white police officer and his shotgun-wielding son in Brunswick, Georgia, has given the left a narrative they’re all too happy to run with, especially since blatant examples have been few and far between of late. Indeed, comparisons to Trayvon Martin abounded on Twitter by people ironically ignoring the fact that their “proof” that America is some sort of Klan-infested racist hotbed full of bigots just waiting to gun down hapless runners for the “crime” of “jogging while black” happened over eight years ago, in 2012, and was...
  • Radical Left Wreaks Havoc on New York's Criminal Justice System

    01/21/2020 2:32:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | January 21, 2020 | Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis
    Great job, New York Democrats, you’ve really done it this time!  As the rest of the nation watches, your misguided far-left policies, passed in the middle of the night due to one party rule, are deconstructing law and order across the Empire State and replacing it with so called “criminal justice reforms” that embolden career criminals and put innocent New Yorkers at risk.As of January 1, those committing a wide and varied list of crimes in New York state, including: coercion, menacing, stalking, assault, aggravated harassment and even aggravated assault of a child (click here for list) are freed with...
  • Mr. Mayor, Do Your Job

    08/29/2019 11:57:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | August 29, 2019 | Lawrence Keene
    Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney immediately called for increased gun control in the wake of an alarming incident where a convicted felon shot and wounded six police officers attempting to serve a drug-related warrant. “Our officers need help,” he told CBS News. “They need help. They need help with gun control. They need help with keeping these weapons out of these people’s hands.” He doubled down in his call for gun control when he told ABC News, “If the state and federal government don’t want to stand up to the NRA and other folks, let us police ourselves. Our officers deserve...
  • Trashing the Constitution Again

    06/13/2019 6:04:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | June 13, 2019 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    While the eyes of the political and media classes were on President Donald Trump as he commemorated the 75th anniversary of D-Day in the United Kingdom and in France last week, and then as we all watched for progress in the tariff war Trump started with Mexico, the Department of Justice was quietly trying to persuade a federal judge in Chicago to abandon first principles with respect to citizenship and sentencing. The DOJ filed a motion asking a federal judge to strip the American citizenship of one Iyman Faris. Faris, who was born in Pakistan, has been a naturalized American...
  • Plato, Gorgias, Socrates, and Strzok

    07/26/2018 1:23:09 PM PDT · by kanawa · 3 replies
    my journal ^ | Feb 04/74 | me
    I've been doing a little before sleep reading of my old journals as I lay in my bed at night and I came upon this segment from the time of Watergate, that strikes me a relevant again, and perhaps more so, in these days... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Feb.04/74 'Read something in Plato's Gorgias that seems to apply to the current situation in the U.S.A.'... "When the state attempts to bring any of its public men to account as wrong-doers, I find that they take it very hard and raise a great outcry that they are being monstrously treated;their complaint is that after...
  • The Suicide of Europe

    05/30/2018 5:10:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | May 30, 2018 | Ben Shapiro
    On Friday, the British police arrested Tommy Robinson, founder and former leader of the English Defence League, a far-right anti-Islam group. Robinson is a controversial character, to be sure, a sort of Milo Yiannopoulos lite. His chief focus is on the threat of radical Islam, which he believes threatens the integrity of the British system. You don't have to like Robinson. But whatever you think of him, his arrest is absurd by any measure. You see, Robinson was arrested for standing outside a court building and reporting on a trial involving the alleged grooming of young girls for sexual assault...
  • 'Their profession is violent crime': Alabama police operation seizes 140 guns, indicts 71 suspects

    05/07/2018 2:44:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies ^ | May 7, 2018 | By Carol Robinson
    A two-month operation aimed at reducing violent crime in Birmingham and beyond led to the seizure of 140 guns and federal indictments against 71 people. Among those indicted is a 24-year-old man who was acquitted in one murder, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge in another and now is awaiting trial in yet a third killing. Others indicted under the operation include a man who was convicted of manslaughter as a teen and arrested last month on two Birmingham bank robberies, a sex offender who also has convictions for burglary and carrying a pistol without a license, and a man...
  • Newly Released Arizona Crime Data Just Shattered a Key Liberal Narrative on Immigration

    01/16/2018 8:30:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | January 16, 2018 | Scott Morefield
    Liberal narratives don’t die easily, but when they do the fall can often be hard and fast. Consider the “myth of the noble illegal immigrant,” an insistence by a Left longing for more Democratic votes and an Establishment Right longing for more cheap labor that illegal immigrants are uber-law-abiding - indeed, are the most law-abiding among us, so law-abiding, in fact, that they could easily teach us Americans something about how to law abide, or something. My Townhall column last month, entitled, “The 'Big Lie' Starts to Crumble as Feds Release Immigrant Crime Data,“ apparently caused an inkling of a stir...
  • How Hillary’s Defense Doesn’t Apply to the Rest of Us

    07/10/2016 12:43:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | July 10, 2016 | James Copeland
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Rafael A. Mangual.FBI Director James ComeyÂ’s statement announcing that he would not recommend prosecuting Hillary Clinton for sending and receiving classified information through her unauthorized offsite email server was remarkable. In essence, Comey articulated facts showing that Clinton was guilty under the clear language of a federal statute, but he argued she should not be prosecuted because she intended to do no wrong. Yet in case after case involving people who arenÂ’t cabinet secretaries or presidential contenders, for matters far less serious than mishandling national-security secrets, federal prosecutors seek criminal penalties for unintentional...

    06/02/2016 11:22:56 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 117 replies
    Downtrend ^ | May 26, 2016 | Robert Gehl
    How in bed with Hillary Clinton is the mainstream media? Well, you can simply look to the CNN article about Hillary’s e-mail sever scandal to get a hint. The relatively long article details the results of the Inspector General’s report and tries to remain objective by showing both sides: -snip Anyway, at the end of the article, there’s this line: "Clinton violated the law, but committed no crime." Let that sink in for a minute … Clinton violated the law, but committed no crime.
  • Obama Admin Now Refers to Juvenile Delinquents as 'Justice-Involved Youth'

    11/05/2015 1:52:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies ^ | November 5, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    Much like the term 'illegal immigrants' became politically incorrect, so too has 'juvenile delinquent,' apparently. The Obama administration is now referring to this group of individuals as "justice-involved youth." In a news release on Monday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the DOJ is "committed to giving justice-involved youth the tools they need to become productive members of society." Lynch said the Justice Department and the Department of Housing and Urban Development are launching a $1.7-million initiative to help Public Housing Authorities and legal assistance groups "reduce barriers for justice-involved youth." Through the new Juvenile Re-Entry Assistance Program, DOJ and HUD...
  • Why Conservatives Should Care About Ferguson

    08/22/2015 5:21:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies ^ | August 22, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    Last Saturday I made a first-ever visit to the down town Dallas Police Department to fill out a report. I had never been to a police department before. My only image of one was the police station I had seen on the television series Hill Street Blues. Unlike the television show, the building I approached was thoroughly modern -- constructed of glass and steel. I was impressed. Also unlike the television show, the building was locked. Locked? Yes locked. The police take off on weekends? Apparently. From what I remember, people walked in and out of the Hill Street Blues...
  • Patriots Should Suffer Same Punishment As Stricken Black Little League Champs

    05/07/2015 12:13:51 PM PDT · by redreno · 20 replies ^ | 05/04/2015 | Tommy Christopher
    The fallout from the “Deflategate” report released Wednesday remains very much up in the air (sorry), with most informed opinion pointing to at least a several-game suspension for quarterback Tom Brady. The media coverage of the report has focused largely on the highly-qualified language of its conclusion (“more probable than not” that Patriots staff cheated, and that Brady “was at least generally aware”), rather than on the far more damning details of the report. Patriots (and Brady) apologists like to point to this language as an indication that the report doesn’t meet the “beyond a reasonable doubt” standard of proof,...
  • Who Wronged Aurora and Why Her Life Matters

    04/09/2015 6:41:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | April 9, 2015 | Arina Grossu
    By now the horrific story about Michelle WilkinsÂ’ 7 month old preborn Aurora being ripped from her motherÂ’s womb in Colorado has dominated headlines throughout the country. Dynel Lane, the perpetrator, was charged with eight felonies by the Boulder County District AttorneyÂ’s office. Yet one charge was visibly missing: the murder of baby Aurora. A new poll reveals that 76% of Americans agree that an attacker who causes the death of a womanÂ’s preborn child should be charged with murder. Colorado has devastatingly failed Aurora. Michelle WilkinsÂ’ story is tragic. Wilkins, 26, answered a fraudulent Craigslist ad for baby clothes....
  • Four (Black) Cops Killed in Seven Days -- Where's the Outrage?

    03/26/2015 8:45:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies ^ | March 26, 2015 | Larry Elder
    Wednesday, March 4: Fulton County police detective Terence Avery Green was killed, shot in the head by a suspect. According to WXIA-TV, Atlanta: "Police responded to a shots fired call early Wednesday. They were told the suspect was possibly intoxicated. Neighbors said the man was going from house to house, banging on doors and firing a long barrel gun. ... "(Fulton County Assistant Police Chief Gary) described the situation as an ambush, saying the officers 'were trying to do their job, they were trying to protect this neighborhood from someone who was shooting. And they had no other option but...
  • The Farcical Ferguson Report

    03/12/2015 5:59:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | March 12, 2015 | Larry Elder
    The NBA consists of 76 percent black players. But blacks are just 13 percent of the country. Clearly, the league engages in racial discrimination against whites. Silly, right? Well, this is exactly what the sleight-of-hand Department of Justice pulled off to find that the Ferguson Police Department engages in "implicit and explicit racial bias"! The report insults anybody who's ever studied the statistics - or logic. The 105-page report concludes: "Ferguson's law enforcement practices are shaped by the City's focus on revenue rather than by public safety needs. This emphasis on revenue has compromised the institutional character of Ferguson's police...
  • Vintage Mugshot PHOTO … Circa 1924: Pep, “The Cat-Murdering Dog”

    09/21/2014 2:37:41 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    Eastern State Penitentiary ^ | circa 1924 | Eastern State Penitentiary
    1924: Pep, “The Cat-Murdering Dog” Pep "The Cat-Murdering Dog" was a black Labrador Retriever admitted to Eastern State Penitentiary on August 12, 1924. Prison folklore tells us that Pennsylvania Governor Gifford Pinchot used his executive powers to sentence Pep to Life Without Parole for killing his wife’s cherished cat. Prison records support this story: Pep’s inmate number (C-2559) is skipped in prison intake logs and inmate records. The Governor told a different story. He said Pep had been sent to Eastern to act as a mascot for the prisoners. He and the Warden, Herbert “Hard-Boiled” Smith, were friends. Pep was...
  • Is the Criminal Justice System Racist?

    08/17/2014 6:53:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | August 17, 2014 | John C. Goodman
    Events in Ferguson, Missouri raise this question: Is the criminal justice system unfair to minorities, especially blacks? Liberal blogger Ezra Klein says it is. And libertarian Rand Paul agrees. Klein serves up these statistics: · Of people impacted by a SWAT deployment, at least 54 percent were minorities. · White and black people are similarly likely to use drugs, but black people are 3.6 times likelier to be arrested for drug use than white people. · Until 2010, triggering the mandatory 5-year sentence for cocaine, which is used more often in the white community, required possession of 100 times as...