Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Immigrant Spree Murder Syndrome in the San Fernando Valley: Three Hispanics Dead, Four Wounded, One Hispanic Suspect in Custody
Thanks to A Texas Reader, who asks,
Were they "white" Hispanics in the vehicle?
There’s a good chance that they’ll have been “whitened,” by the time the police and the Bureau of Justice Statistics are done with them.
“Person of Interest” Wanted in Connection with 3 San Fernando Valley Homicides Detained After Standoff: LAPD
By Tracy Bloom, John A. Moreno and Mark Mester
10:28 A.M., August 24, 2014; updated at 12:33 a.m., August 25, 2014
A “person of interest” wanted in connection with three fatal shootings in the San Fernando Valley was detained Sunday night following a standoff with officers in Sylmar, the Los Angeles Police Department said. The barricade situation followed a daylong investigation into a trio of separate incidents that occurred within an hour of one another on Sunday morning.
A resident’s photo shows a damaged SUV after a shooting occurred in the 1400 block of Celis Street on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014.
The unidentified man was detained without incident by SWAT officers about 8:30 p.m. at a house in the 13700 block of Kismet Avenue (map), said Capt. William Hayes, commander of the LAPD’s Robbery Homicide Division. He was transported to a hospital and treated for minor injuries, Hayes said.
The investigation into the series of homicides, which all occurred within a span of 5 miles, began around 5:50 a.m. when San Fernando Police Department officers responded to the 1400 block of Celis Street (map) and discovered a family of five who had been shot in an SUV, authorities said.
Four were wounded, one gravely, and a 20-year-old woman died at the scene, an LAPD news release stated. The condition of the surviving victims was not immediately known.
The family had been on their way to church when they were attacked in a car-to-car shooting, police said.
The deceased woman, who was wheelchair-bound, was identified by neighbors as Mariana Franco. She was sitting in the back seat, on the driver’s side, and was killed instantly when the shots rang erupted, witnesses said. News footage later showed at least two of the vehicle’s windows were blown out.
The woman’s parents, Jose and Beatriz Franco, were among the others who were struck by gunfire. They had planned to pick up a friend before attending a 6:30 a.m. Mass at Santa Rosa Catholic Church, where Jose Franco was employed, neighbors said. The church is less than half a mile from the scene of the shooting.
About 45 minutes later, Mission Division officers responded to reports of gunfire at the Sylmar Recreational Center in the 13000 block of Borden Avenue (map). When they arrived, officers discovered that a Hispanic male between the ages of 25 and 35 had been shot, according to the release.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Foothill Division officers located another shooting victim around 6:45 a.m. in the 12900 block of Fillmore Street (map). The victim, described as a 50-year-old Hispanic woman, had a gunshot wound to the head, police said in the release. She also died at the scene. Authorities had initially described her as an African-American woman.
Family and friends identified her as Gloria Esperanza Tobar, and gave her age as 59, the L.A. Times reported.
In the hours following the shootings, the LAPD said the “suspects were described as two male Hispanics” in a gold or tan SUV with tinted windows.
“I cannot tell you for sure if there was a second individual, but we are following all clues and leads at this point and time,” Hayes said at an evening new conference, after the person of interest was taken into custody.
Anyone with information was urged to contact Los Angeles police at 1-877-527-3247.
People wishing to remain anonymous were asked to contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477, texting a message to 274637 beginning with the letters “LAPD,” or going to the website http://www.lapdonline.org.
KTLA’s John A. Moreno contributed to this report.
By Nicholas Stix
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Hoax Watch: A Joseph McBride Invented a Fake Racial History and Fake “Racist Stereotype,” as Part of the Mike Brown Hoax, and the New York Times Fell for It Hook, Line, and Sinker
By Nicholas Stix
The Joseph McBride who popped up at Google who was from Milwaukee was a white “film historian.” If he’s the mook, I don’t think I’d trust him as an “historian.”
Chicago: Did Pizza Hut’s Terrible Pizza Inspire a Mass Shooting? Four Wounded Outside in Grand Crossing Neighborhood Restaurant, in Early Week Attack
Thanks to reader-researcher RC for this article.
4 shot outside Pizza Hut: “I heard a bunch of gunshots, people screaming”
Police investigate the scene where four people were shot outside of a Pizza Hut in the Grand Crossing neighborhood.
By Adam Sege
August 26, 2014
Four shot on South Side: “Common in our neighborhoods right now”
Serenity Marie's bus was at a stoplight on Stony Island when she heard a quick burst of gunfire just outside her window.
"I saw cars heading into the parking lot and I heard a bunch of gunshots, people screaming and cars speeding and swerving to get out of the area,” said Marie, 22. “It is a blessing that everyone survived.”
4 shot near Pizza Hut in strip mall parking lot
Police say four people were hit as they stood in the parking lot of a Pizza Hut at 67th Street and Stony Island Avenue around 10:40 p.m. Monday. A 16-year-old girl was shot in the thigh; a woman, 22, was wounded in the neck; another woman, 18, suffered a graze wound to the stomach; and a man, 26, was shot in the leg.
Their conditions were all stabilized, according to police.
The shots were fired from a white car as it sped past the Pizza Hut and other stores in a strip mall. Police said the victims were not affiliated with gangs, and investigators were unsure of a motive. Two of the victims worked at the Pizza Hut, police said.
Marie said she didn't see the gunman's car but saw people get shot. "It was very disturbing to witness something like that, but that's usually something common in our neighborhoods right now," she said.
From his home across Stony Island from the Pizza Hut, real estate investor Mark J. Wallace said he heard 10 to 15 gunshots.
After police secured the scene, Wallace walked to the grassy median and watched detectives search for evidence. Police used yellow evidence markers, orange cones and index cards to mark 9 mm shell casings on the ground.
The shooting saddened Wallace, who works in real estate and also hosts a twice-weekly radio show devoted to issues in the news.
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“We’re outraged about police officers shooting,” Wallace said. “But we’re having daily shootings here in our cities, and there doesn’t seem to be the same kind of outrage about that. I think we should have just as much outrage about what’s happening daily in our communities.”
Juan Lagares made all three putouts in center field, prompting Mets announcer Gary Cohen to say, “He’s been everywhere that there’s grass tonight.” Cohen’s usual line about Lagares is that he is “the place extra-base hits go to die.” Cohen id trying to match late Mets announcer Ralph Kiner’s tribute to another center fielder, “Two-thirds of the Earth is covered by water, and the other third is covered by Garry Maddox.”
Dillon Gee got the start for the Mets, and is still in the game in the top of the seventh, as is Braves starter Alex Wood.
And you will find that the perps are almost always black. If you are a good liberal, you won’t like this, but after three months on the street you will not have the faintest doubt. If you are a suburban conservative out of Reader’s Digest, you will be surprised at the starkness of the racial delineation.Three of my Dad's brothers were Washington, D.C. cops. One of them, Uncle Jack, was a homicide detective.
All cops know this. They know better than to say it. This can be tricky for black cops, especially if former military who believe in law and order.
Fred Reed, “What Cops Really Do,” August 23, 2014
Everything Fred says is true.
That's because Fred used to write such stories while living in Washington, D.C.
Out of the over 800 murders my late Uncle Jack investigated, only 11 involved white victims.
Uncle Jack was a D.C. cop over 40 years ago. This was when D.C. still had a significant population of white residents, not to mention white tourists and white suburbanites who worked in D.C.
Only 11 white victims of homicide in D.C. during his 13-year tenure as a homicide detective. Stunning when you think about it.
There are significant differences among the races.
And those who deny these differences should live in a "gritty" part of town like I did, when I lived in Old East Dallas almost 20 years ago.
One day I rounded a street corner about a mile from home, and a saw a black male lying in the gutter. His body was still. It was in the middle of the day. Did I stop? Hell, no. I kept on driving.
Ditto for one night on the town. Was driving down Ross Avenue towards downtown after last call, and drove by a black couple. They were at a bus stop. The black male was beating the shit out of the female. Did I stop? Hell, no. Remember, this was a few years before cell phones became ubiquitous. I had no phone. Today I still would not stop, but I most certainly call 911. But well past the scene of any crime.
Another Texas Democrat Swills His Last 40-Ouncer: UPDATE: Kidnapping Suspect Shot, Killed After Police Chase in Pleasant Grove
Re-posted by Nicholas Stix
Thanks to A Texas Reader.
At the Dallas Marxist News
UPDATE: Kidnapping suspect shot, killed after police chase in Pleasant Grove
By Tasha Tsiaperas
11:13 am on August 25, 2014
Dallas Morning News
The chase ended in a crash outside an auto shop at Lake June and Prairie Creek roads. (David Woo/Staff Photographer)
Update at 3:56 p.m.:
Dallas police investigate 11th shooting by an officer this year
Other officer-involved shooting by Dallas police this year
Investigators have identified the man who was shot as 29-year-old Steven Douglas.
A witness told police that Douglas pointed a small-caliber handgun at police Officer Rogelio Moreno before the officer shot him.
Authorities now say Douglas snatched his two children from their mother after ramming her car. Both children, an infant and a 9-year-old girl, are safe and sound; a third child was left behind with the woman.
The mother was interviewed by domestic violence investigators, so she, too, appears to be OK.
Douglas was previously arrested in December after he chased after the same woman and a man she was with. Witnesses told police he struck the man’s leg and rammed his car before fleeing.
He was sentenced to five years’ probation in the aggravated assault case on July 31.
Update at 12:45 p.m.:
Police have confirmed that an officer shot a kidnapping suspect as he ran from police this morning in Pleasant Grove.
Witnesses said the man was armed. Police did not say whether they found a gun.
The chase began after the man confronted the mother of his children about 7:30 a.m. while she was driving them to school near the Dallas Zoo.
Dallas police Maj. Jeff Cotner said the man attacked the woman, took their 9-year-old daughter and fled in his green pickup. The woman’s condition was not released.
Using the man’s cellphone, police tracked him down in Pleasant Grove shortly before 11 a.m. It’s unclear whether the daughter was still with him; police did not release any details on her whereabouts.
Officers chased the man to the intersection of Lake June and Prairie Creek roads, where he crashed into the passenger side of a white Toyota minivan. Police said he abandoned the pickup and ran toward an auto shop. Cotner said three employees at the shop told police that the man was armed as he ran toward them.
One of the four officers chasing the suspect shot him, and he died at the scene.
No one else was injured in the shooting.
Update at 11:55 a.m.:
Police say the suspect in this morning’s chase and officer-involved shooting has died. No officers were injured, police spokeswoman Monica Cordova said.
No word yet on whether he was killed by police or died from a self-inflicted wound. Initial reports were that the unidentified man was armed and suicidal.
This would be the 12th shooting of a civilian by a police officer in Dallas this year — and the fifth in the past three weeks.
Lately, every Dallas police shooting has earned increased attention, partially because of the national spotlight on a deadly shooting by police in Ferguson, Mo., as well as the Dallas County district attorney’s plan to investigate such shootings independently of police.
Shots were fired at a suspect after a police chase ended in a crash in Pleasant Grove.
Officers responded to a family disturbance call and started chasing a suspect. The chase ended after a two-car crash at the intersection of Prairie Creek and Lake June roads.
Monday, August 25, 2014
By the way, I initially thought Tabaddor was smiling, when I saw her picture. She's not; rather, she's cold as ice.
Federale, on August 17, 2014
Iranian-American Immigration Judge Ashley Tabaddor In Hot Water Ordered To Recuse Herself On Iranian Cases, Files “Civil Rights” Beef
August 17, 2014
A. Ashley Tabaddor, one of the kritarch triumvirate I exposed in Obama’s Immigration “Judges” Plan Their Own Administrative Amnesty, has pushed the limits of legal ethics, even for the Holder Justice Department. Tabaddor has been ordered by the Executive Officer for Immigration Review (EOIR) to recuse herself in all cases before her involving Iranian nationals.
This is no surprise, as “ethnic” immigration judges have a collective horrible reputation for dispensing favoritism to their co-ethnics throughout the immigration system.
Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans August 12, 2014
August 12, 2014, Los Angeles, CA – The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) was today informed of a suit filed against the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) by Judge Ashley Tabaddor, an immigration judge for the U.S. Immigration Court. In this suit, Judge Tabaddor challenges an order that indefinitely recuses her from hearing cases involving Iranian nationals, citing that the order violates her First Amendment rights of free speech and association. The suit also notes that the order is racially discriminatory under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Interesting that Tabaddor claims racial discrimination as the basis for her lawsuit; is she claiming she is white and was discriminated against, or is she some new unknown race that Middle Easterners like herself want to be? She has shrilly claimed to not be white, despite the legal definition of Persians, among others, as white by the U.S. Census. [Race Matters: Are Middle Easterners Really White? by Afsaneh Ashley Tabaddor, Levantine Cultural Center, February 20, 2010].
The PAAIA appears to be a front for the Shi’ite dictatorship in Iran, harping in a Soviet manner about “friendship” between nations.
The lessons derived from the Cold War propose that more assets should be dedicated to cultural and educational exchanges. Such exchanges with Iran will uphold positive features of American society and help cultivate the good will of the Iranian people towards America.
The Iranian American community is in a unique position to help the citizens of Iran and the United States constructively engage with each other. PAAIA’s annual surveys have shown that U.S.-Iran relations are the single most important issue on the minds of Iranian Americans, and that many frequently travel to Iran and/or have relatives still living there. Furthermore, the evolving political climate in Iran, if it continues on its current path, puts the Iranian American diaspora in a much better position than in any prior period since 1979 to help the citizens of Iran and the United States constructively engage with each other.
However, the PAAIA lets slip that Tabaddor considers herself a “leader” in the Iranian community.
The suit, Tabaddor v. Holder et al., [PDF] charges that the DOJ based its disqualification order on racially-motivated and discriminatory criteria, specifically Judge Tabaddor’s Iranian heritage and her leadership role within the Iranian American community.
Well, if she is a leader of an ethnic or national group, then legal ethics prescribe that she recuse herself to avoid the appearance of impropriety, a serious ethical issue for both real judges and the pseudo-judges of the EOIR. One cannot both be a leader in a particular ethnic community and claim that leadership has no appearance of a lack of impartiality. It is clear that Tabaddor considers herself an Iranian first, as Iranian-ness appears to be her major concern in public life.
In desperation, Tabaddor and her Iranian attorney, Ali M. M. Mojdehi, created a new race for the law suit:
18. Judge Tabaddor is Iranian-American. Her race is Near East Asian, Middle Eastern and Persian. Judge Tabaddor is culturally Muslim.
Even more interesting is that she is “culturally” a Muslim. The 1964 Civil Rights Act does not protect cultures, as it does race or religion. And it is clear that Islam is not that important for Tabaddor, as she does not claim to practice the Muslim religion. This lack of religious practice is probably the reason that the lawsuit does not identify any particular evidence that she was discriminated against by race or religion, even though the lawsuit claims discrimination based on three factors:
52. Judge Tabaddor’s nationality, race, and/or religion and association with the same, were the sole and/or motivating reasons for the recusal order.
Note the “and/or.” apparently her crackerjack attorneys can’t decide which of the three was the reason for the alleged recusal order. Occam’s Razor then leads us to the obvious, it is the appearance of a lack of impartiality that motivated the recusal order.
Which brings us to the obvious, immigrants in the United States have not been acculturated and have an obvious dual loyalty. In this case, the dual loyalty is treasonous in that Iran has been waging war on the United States since 1979.
The solution, beside denaturalization and deportation of Tabaddor, is the first step, impeachment.
Tabaddor is the face of dual loyalty. As Holy Scripture teaches, one cannot serve two masters. From Matthew 6:24, Douay-Rheims:
No man can serve two masters. For either he will hate the one, and love the other: or he will sustain the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
Tabaddor cannot both serve the Iranian community as a leader and the American people as an immigration judge who is tasked with ordering the deportation of Iranians.
The big hint here is that the PAAIA refers to her as Judge Ashley Tabaddor, while in the lawsuit, she is required by law to user her full name, Afsaneh Ashley Tabaddor. Clearly she is trying to downplay her Persian identity before the American people, but gets caught up by her lawsuit.
Impeachment is the answer to many problems derived from lawless Presidents to disloyal kritarchs.
Ryan Lovelace, on August 22, 2014
August 22, 2014 7:19 PM
Immigration Judge Sues Justice Department for Anti-Iranian Discrimination
Iranian-American judge believes Iranians are not white; claims Holder DOJ disciplined her for being a proud Persian.
By Ryan Lovelace
An immigration judge in California claims the Justice Department disciplined her because of her heritage and an appearance she made at the White House. Afsaneh Ashley Tabaddor, a judge for the U.S. Immigration Court in Los Angeles, is suing the DoJ to challenge its order that she indefinitely recuse herself from hearing cases involving Iranian nationals.
In her complaint, Tabaddor says that in the summer of 2012 she was invited to an event titled, “Roundtable with Iranian-American Community Leaders,” held by the White House Office of Public Engagement. While the Justice Department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review (EIOR) permitted her one day of leave to attend the event, EOIR recommended she subsequently be recused from all cases, and cease to be assigned any cases, involving Iranian nationals, according to the complaint. When she protested the request, the complaint says, the Justice Department made it an order.
“This truly is unprecedented and extraordinary,” says Ali Mojdehi, Tabaddor’s lawyer. “Mind you this judge was a former prosecutor and you know she went on the immigration bench in ’05 and she has an impeccable record.” Tabaddor, who was appointed as an immigration judge in November 2005 by Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, declined to comment citing DOJ policy prohibiting her from speaking to the press.
The Los Angeles immigration court where Tabaddor practices has a backlog of 309 cases involving Iranian nationals, according to data compiled as of June 30, 2014, by Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. Judge Dana Leigh Marks, president of the National Association of Immigration Judges, says she does not know if any of the backlog resulted because of the DOJ order, but says she knows Tabaddor has had cases involving Iranian nationals removed from her docket and had cases assigned elsewhere.
Mojdehi says Tabaddor, who was born in Tehran and immigrated to the United States at the age of 10, made the decision to move forward with a lawsuit after an Equal Employment Opportunity investigation sided with DOJ. He says he challenges the reasoning of the investigation and points to an affidavit signed by JuanCarlos M. Hunt, EOIR’s director of EEO and Diversity Programs. In it, Hunt said the matter was not brought to his attention until after Tabaddor filed the complaint, and had he known sooner he would have changed the order because he viewed it as discriminatory regardless of the order’s intent.
An EOIR spokesperson tells National Review Online the office will not comment on pending litigation. Jeffrey Rosenblum, former chief counsel of EOIR’s Employee/Labor Relations Unit and now EOIR’s general counsel, gave Tabaddor the order to recuse herself in an email, according to the complaint. The complaint says Rosenblum’s email said in part, “[Tabaddor] should disqualify [herself] from cases involving respondents from Iran to avoid any appearance problems.” He went on to explain that the general counsel’s office was not suggesting that Tabaddor had an actual bias.
Tabaddor’s outspoken comments regarding how she identifies herself may provide greater insight about her motivation. Tabaddor’s complaint identifies her race as “Near East Asian, Middle Eastern, and Persian,” but the U.S. Census Bureau says a person having origins in the original people of the Middle East should legally be identified as “white.” In a 2010 article titled, “Race Matters: Are Middle Easterners Really White?” Tabaddor, who is also an adjunct law professor at UCLA, complained that the television show Beverly Hills 90210 did not have an Iranian-American character despite being set in an area with a large and prominent Iranian-Americans population.
“Being legally ‘White,’ therefore, has created an additional obstacle for the Middle Eastern community in trying to achieve equality in the United States,” Tabaddor wrote. “By accepting ‘White’ as an identity, the community has been placated into silence, believing that it is part of the majority voice, leaving it disarmed in times when its members need protection the most. The ‘whiteness’ has essentially whitewashed the identity of the Middle-Eastern community to the detriment of its social and political voice in America.”
Hundreds of thousands of people of Iranian descent reportedly live in Southern California. The large concentration of Iranian-Americans in Los Angeles County has led to the nickname “Tehrangeles,” and the City of L.A. has officially dubbed a Westwood location “Persian Square.”
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, whose department is charged with the alleged discrimination, has spoken at great length about how his life experiences as a black man influence his view of justice. But he has not so far commented on what, if any, insights he might have, as a non-white person, into the unique Iranian-American experience.
— Ryan Lovelace is a William F. Buckley Jr. Fellow at the National Review Institute.
N.S. I think Lovelace and NRO got some ‘splainin’ to do!
Ferguson Hoax: Web Site Attributes Phony Quote to Unnamed Rioter, Corroborated by Non-Existent Judge Saying, “Eric Holder Paid Us to Start Riots”
I just got something in my inbox from a conservative blog called Conservativebyte.com, with the title, “Ferguson Gang Leader Admits ‘Eric Holder Paid Us To Start Riots.’” It was an excerpt linked to an anonymous post at something called National Report, with the same title, which I have reprinted below in its entirety:
“Ferguson Gang Leader Admits “Eric Holder Paid Us To Start Riots”
Posted about 2 days ago | 63 comments
Eric Holder’s career has survived a long list of scandals; The 2008 Black Panther debacle, overturning Arizona’s immigration laws and ‘Fast and Furious‘ immediately spring to mind. These, however, pale in comparison to the recent allegations against Holder, the likes of which could easily land the Attorney General behind bars.
Evidence has been uncovered showing Eric Holder contributed funds to Ferguson’s gang population as incentive to loot and spread civil unrest in the area. [What evidence?] These angry, government-sponsored terrorists have systematically infiltrated peaceful protests with the intention of escalating the situation and inciting riots.
A local gang leader came forward last week after being arrested during a night of mass-looting. The unnamed criminal is using his information to bargain for a reduced sentence.
Allegedly, Holder’s goal behind pouring the proverbial gasoline on an already volatile scene is to test militarized police response in a martial law scenario. It is also suspected that the riots have been started as the latest in distractions from the diabolical duo of Obama and Holder. This isn’t the first time they have created a media bait-and-switch to cover up any of their numerous crimes and blunders.
Officials have yet to publicly identify the damaging evidence submitted by the gang member, and are still in the process of verifying the legitimacy of said items. Judge Rineheart of the 22nd Circuit Court in St. Louis is presiding over the case, and has reviewed the materials. During a phone interview with National Report Judge Rineheart stated “The evidence I have seen is incredibly convincing.”
Holder is not yet officially charged with a crime, but it’s expected that a warrant could be issued for him within the coming days.
Obama’s spokespeople have declined to comment.
N.S.: The moment I read the post, my B.S. detector went off, and I still can’t shut it off. Someone at a blog so obscure that not even I’d heard of it picked up the phone, and got a circuit court judge to speak to him? No way, Jose! Circuit court judges virtually never give interviews, and never about open cases. Indeed, as I learned the hard way, circuit court judges have been known to refuse to release public information they have no right to withhold.
The next step was to determine whether this Judge Rineheart of the 22nd Circuit Court in St. Louis even existed. Well, he doesn’t. There is a 22nd Circuit Court in St. Louis, with 31 judges, none of whom is named Rineheart, or anything similar. The only judge with a name starting with “R” on the 22nd is the Hon. John J. Riley.
There is no "Judge Rineheart," period, in the real world. The only figure I could find with that name was fictional.
I'd love for this “story” to be true, but trying to turn up the heat on Eric Holder with a hoax can only help him and his boss.
Ferguson Rioters: You Better Rebuild the Businesses We Looted and Burned Down, or “It’s Gonna be Hell to Pay…”
CBS Evening News
CBS interviewed three young men in Ferguson, Missouri this week. One protester [read: Rioter] Gunny warned officials:
“To be honest, if they don’t come and restore these neighborhoods for these people, like when you gotta go travel miles to Walmart and to get gas and stuff like that, it should be right here. If they don’t restore this community for people who stay here it’s gonna be hell to pay…
A second protester chimed in:
Yeah, that’s why people looting, because they can’t get no jobs.
N.S.: For 50 years, the federal government has subsidized muggers like these guys.
CBS News operative Mark Strassmann is allegedly a reporter, but he doesn’t act like one on the video. He doesn’t challenge a single one of the gang-bangers’ ridiculous statements, e.g., ask them what their tats signify, what gang they are members of, and show some skepticism regarding their claims that they didn’t engage in looting, smashing glass, or arson. One of the gang-bangers calls himself “Luciano,” but Strassman doesn’t ask him who the moniker refers to. It’s Mafioso Lucky Luciano. The other rioters call themselves Gunny and Tre.
Youtube is usually home of the brain-dead commenter, but this time was different.
3 hours ago
If I was a business owner in that town. And my hard earned money and sweat and blood and tears got looted.. destroyed.. and burned.. id damn sure take that insurance money and move elsewhere. Aint a way in hell id rebuild there in that neighborhood with those looting thievin assholes ready to do it again. "HELLLLNAW!"
1 hour ago
Gold grill star tattoo on the face, okay I've got a high 6 figure salary jobs just waiting for you. GTFO lol Fucking coons.
1 hour ago
Then why did they vote for obama? They don't seem to understand cause and effect. They will just love it when the illegal aliens start taking more of their jobs.
1 hour ago
Can't find a job? Make a job -- they have to start their own businesses and use their talents as a service.. If you take being your own boss serious, you'll be bound to succeed!
1 hour ago
If they wanted jobs, they shouldn't have voted for Obama. Black unemployment has risen under him, in spite of claims of economic recovery.
1 hour ago
so let me get this straight you rob and burn down the stores in your neighborhood and because you're out of work that's you're justification i guess that's the way black people think and now you want those store owners to re build ? got news for you america does not owe black people a dam thing
2 hours ago
glad i live in a mostly white town.
2 hours ago
Excuses are like assholes, everyone has one.
2 hours ago
to bad obama is letting in all those illegals and they will get those jobs that these people are asking for
4 hours ago
The white ones that are out there with you is because they don't have anymore of an education than you do.
4 hours ago
Well, obviously the solution is to let illegals have Amnesty... oh, no, wait.. that's another topic. Oh yeah, and I'm not a Democrat... what was I talking about? This is so confusing.
4 hours ago (edited)
Sure, everyone wants co-workers that are angry and make threats when things don't go their way. How many decades are we going to put up with this media fueled race garbage? Who forced you to tattoo your face? Pull your pants up and speak right, thats a start. When they say the dont want handouts... thats EXACTLY what they want. Sounds like classic extortion. You assault police you get shot, I understand the rules... why don't you?
6 hours ago
Huh ? Are these idiots retarded ? LMAO
6 hours ago (edited)
These blacks say "they are tired of being looked at as another species, aint even like we human"
And then threaten "if they don't restore this community for people who stay here, there is going to be hell to pay"
After they just looted the stores and BURNT them to the ground, they are going to make threats if "someone" doesn't come rebuild?
Did I just hear that right? Did I really just here this?
They actually have the nerve to say this shit after BURNING DOWN the very stores they demand "someone" rebuild?
Am I hearing this right? Or did I just imagine this? Am I tripping somehow?
7 hours ago
Mandatory Norplant with every EBT card; problem solved. You're welcome.
13 hours ago
YOU broke it. YOU fix it.
Richard Krajewski via Google+
14 hours ago (edited)
The sad part of this is that most of the damage was probably caused by people who don't actually live in Ferguson. Why would a business rebuild there and not just collect the insurance payout and relocate?
14 hours ago
Looks like you guys "kept it real" one time too many. You should've been paying attention in school, worked to better yourselves, and quit "hatin' on Whitey". I wouldn't willingly pay one cent to repair what you so casually destroyed - you made your bed, enjoy it.
Lou Da Jew
1 day ago
ok, so why get a tattoo on your face if you're looking for a job?
1 day ago
This video frustrates me greatly. Look at the young men in this video. Virtually their entire upper bodies have been visibly defaced by gang-affiliated tattoos (e.g. five point stars). One such men has a tattoo on his face, for crying out loud! Each of these men has had brushes with the law and prior records. Now, please tell me, how marketable and employable are these guys? Who would hire them when an abundant supply of white, Asian, and Hispanic men without criminal histories, horrific tattoos, and gang relations is available?
Also, how can the people of this community complain about the lack of Walmarts, Best Buys, and other large retailers when they rob, loot, and burn the few corner stores already in their neighborhoods? Even Michael Brown himself treated the owner of the local convenience store in an abusive manner by his acts of theft and assault against the owner.
Large private enterprises exist to be profitable, not charitable. The executives of Walmart and other big businesses will avoid investing in a neighborhood wherein robberies and assaults regularly occur and the largely non-productive population is inclined to pillage and vandalize. It is simply not good business. The violent acts on display in these Ferguson communities have given weight to this notion. Imagine if a Walmart store were in this neighborhood. It likely would have been heavily looted, if not destroyed, during the riots.
1 day ago
Well everyone here seems to have it all figured out. Such keen insights from a 2 min clip. Problem solved
1 day ago
"Give us jobs, or we'll loot your business" does not equate to "a hand up, not a hand out." It equates to extortion. If these people can do all the things the ex-gang member says they can do, then why aren't they doing them? Nothing is stopping them from starting their own handyman businesses, landscaping businesses or or any other business that they have skills in.
THEY need to fix our neighborhoods. THEY need to give us jobs. THEY need to do stuff for US. It's only what THEY need to do for THEM, not what THEY themselves ought to do FOR themselves. That's the very definition of a "hand out."
1 day ago
Not the sharpest tool's in the shed, foresight must not be an African American trait.
Fix up the places we destroyed or we'll loot some more.
46% unemployment too, that's crazy, if I lived there I'd be on the next bus out to find some where there are job's, the devil will find work for idle hands.
1 day ago
"I want to go there and loot too" No surprise there
11 shot, including 3-year-old, across city
By Peter Nickeas
August 23, 2014 11:37 A.M.
A 3-year-old boy was shot in the head on the West Side and at least 10 others were wounded in shootings across the city from Friday afternoon into Saturday morning, according to authorities.
'They shoot out here every day'
The boy was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital after he was shot in the 4300 block of West Monroe Street in the city's West Garfield Park neighborhood about 7:30 p.m. Friday. Police said the boy was in a closet with at least one other child and playing with the gun when it discharged, hitting the boy in the head and leaving him in critical condition.
In other shootings:
• An 18-year-old was shot about 6:45 a.m. Saturday in the 2700 block of West 24th Street, just west of Washtenaw Avenue, in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side. He was dropped off at Saint Anthony's Hospital - a couple blocks away on California Avenue - and then taken to Mount Sinai Hospital - just a couple more blocks north.
It was at least the third shooting near the intersection this year. A couple weeks ago, a 16-year-old boy was shot to death on Washtenaw at 27th Street. A memorial for him remained outside the apartment building where he was killed, with one of the candles still burning into day.
Earlier this summer, a woman had been shot about the same location as Saturday morning's shooting. She was taken to a hospital in critical condition with a stomach wound and died a few weeks later.
The block is a known gang hangout that has prompted residents to seek a blue-light police camera from the city, though they have been unsuccessful to this point. Walls in the area are caked with layers of paint used to cover over gang graffiti, some of it still fresh Saturday morning.
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• An 18-year-old man was shot in the head about 5:45 a.m. Saturday in the 10700 block of South Hoxie Street in the South Deering neighborhood on the Far South Side. Other details weren't immediately available.
• About 3:30 a.m. Saturday, a 22-year-old walked into Advocate Trinity Hospital with gunshot wounds to his groin and both legs, police said. He had been shot at 99th Street and Torrence Avenue in the Jeffery Manor neighborhood on the Far South Side.
• Another man was shot about 3:15 a.m. Saturday in the 9800 block of South Yates Avenue, also in the Jeffery Manor neighborhood. The 26-year-old did not cooperate with investigators, police said. He had been shot in the calf and was in good condition at Advocate Trinity Hospital. The Yates and Torrence shootings happened about 15 minutes apart, roughly two blocks from each other.
• @Jacque Bauer Actually I think the deceased "acted stupidly."
at 12:37 PM August 23, 2014
• Someone shot a 20-year-old about 1:20 a.m. Saturday in the West Town neighborhood. The man was in a car among a large group, in the 100 block of North Hoyne Street, when someone in a passing car shot him in the arm. He was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where his condition had stabilized.
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• Police said a 24-year-old man was shot on Lake Shore Drive near the Park West neighborhood on the North Side about 12:20 a.m. Saturday. He was traveling south and was shot just before reaching Fullerton Avenue by someone in a light sedan, police said. The man was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. He pulled off the drive and parked on Fullerton Avenue nearby, where paramedics found him.
• A 34-year-old man was shot about 10:30 p.m. Friday in the 6400 block of South Rockwell Street in the Marquette Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. He only told police that he heard shots and felt pain. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center with a leg wound, police said.
• Two men in their 20s were shot about 9:05 p.m. Friday in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side. The men, 20 and 24, were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center. The older man had a shoulder wound while the other was shot in the abdomen, police said. They were shot in the 12400 block of South Emerald Avenue.
• Earlier, a man was critically wounded in a shooting on the South Side near the border of the city's Back of the Yards and Englewood neighborhoods. That shooting happened about 4:40 p.m. Friday on the 5300 block of South Laflin Street, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Thomas Sweeney. A 31-year-old man, who was approached by a gunman on foot, suffered wounds to his upper body. The victim was taken in critical condition to Stroger hospital, said Sweeney.
Deanese Williams-Harris contributed to this report.
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No poleese shoot them.....no *** shoot them ? I guess Al , Jesse or Eric won't be coming
We are actually lucky here in Chicago. If these cretins actually knew how to shoot a gun , there would be ten to fifteen dead every day. There are a lot of leg and graze wounds out there.
If you live in Chicago and consider yourself lucky, you need some psychiatric help!
"Police said the boy was in a closet with at least one other child and playing with the gun when it discharged, hitting the boy in the head and leaving him in critical condition." and the parent(s) say ???
@cynicRFT2 Daddy took the gun and ran: "Police said the boy's father took the gun, the remaining rounds and fled the scene."
I'm guessing daddy is an illegal gun owner.
• Fed up with the wonder race
This is not a bad total for one day considering we had a lot of rain and flooding.
So I just want to know, when a 3 year old is shot and killed in Chicago do people call the police? Do they insist that only a [insert race: black, white, Hispanic, Arab] police officer come?
Mr. Holder, you are needed in Chicago.
Holder? Holder? Holder?
• Joe E in the IE
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Texas: Joshua Manuel Lopez Charged with Murdering Elmendorf Police Chief Michael Pimentel, Could Face Death Penalty
By Associated Press
August 24, 2014 9:15 p.m. CT
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A 24-year-old Texas man has been charged in the shooting death of a small-town police chief, a sheriff's spokeswoman said Sunday.
Joshua Manuel Lopez faces a charge of capital murder of a police officer in the killing of Elmendorf Police Chief Michael Pimentel, said Bexar County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Rosanne Hughes.
Pimentel was shot in the shoulder and abdomen while making a stop Saturday to serve an active misdemeanor warrant for graffiti. He was flown to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Investigators are looking into Lopez's background, Hughes said.
Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau said Saturday that Lopez had "some kind of history" with the Elmendorf Police Department but she didn't know its nature.
"We're still investigating the circumstances to determine what was the individual's state of mind, what else was going on," she said. "Those kinds of things certainly will come out in our investigation."
Lopez, who was charged Saturday night, remained in the Bexar County Adult Detention Center on a $1 million bond Sunday. Information about whether he has an attorney was unavailable, and attempts to reach relatives were unsuccessful.
Pamerleau said Pimentel had called another officer to "come provide cover" before he approached Lopez. But, she said, the shooting had occurred by the time the officer arrived.
Lopez was taken into custody without incident, Pamerleau said.
The 60-year-old Pimentel had been chief of Elmendorf for about 18 months, she said. The town has around 1,500 residents and is about 25 miles southeast of San Antonio.
A neighbor told the San Antonio Express-News that Lopez is a quiet loner who often dressed in black trench coats, even in the summer.
"He's so quiet that I was surprised to know it was him," said Maria Rios, who added that she baby-sat Lopez when he was a child.
Elmendorf Mayor Evelyn Lykins said she thinks residents are "going to have a hard week" coping with the shooting.
"Today it's really sinking in," she said Sunday.
Pimentel is the fifth law enforcement officer to die in Texas this year, said Steve McCraw, head of the Texas Department of Public Safety. Three of the five were killed by gunfire. Last year, 13 officers died in the line of duty in the state.
Pamerleau said Pimentel's death "reinforces that the dangers that our law enforcement officers face every day, here in a quiet, peaceful neighborhood of a small town in South Texas, in an instant could turn into tragedy, as it did."
AP Radio reporter Jackie Quinn in Washington contributed to his report.
Paul Ciotti: Of course, the district’s biggest problems weren’t just administrative. The ideological biases of local educators, politicians and Judge Clark against accountability made them reject solutions that might have worked — merit pay for teachers, penalties for failure or vouchers for private schools.
None of those “solutions” would have worked, because they aren’t solutions.
Merit pay doesn’t work because school bureaucracies are too politicized, and because merit pay schemes are based on paying people whose students make the greatest gains. However, no matter how gifted a teacher is, his students will only make dramatic strides if they are of average or above average intelligence, and had been terribly neglected, until he came along. But that teacher’s successor will face radically diminishing returns, no matter how good he is.
One teacher, one improvement, one time.
Merit pay is also a great incentive to cheat, and we’ve seen a lot of that in recent years.
“Penalties for failure” are an even greater incentive to cheat, better known as “No Child Left Behind” and “Race to the Top.”
“Vouchers for private schools” will destroy heretofore good schools by burdening them with lousy black and Hispanic students. As Gary North wrote ten years ago,
Voters whose children attend inner city schools are lobbying for vouchers and public transportation into suburban neighborhoods. This is why vouchers keep getting voted down in the suburbs. Vouchers are promoted by University of Chicago economists as a way to increase parental choice. This is why suburbanites vote down vouchers. They have another term for it: "busing." [“Blackboard Jungle in Suburbia,” by Gary North, Lew Rockwell.com, June 2, 2004.]The biggest problem is IQ. There is no solution for low IQ. I don’t know if Paul Ciotti is the prisoner of his ideology or simply dishonest, but he has no contribution to make to this issue.
Undated (March 16, 1998; periodically re-printed)
This article appeared in Investors Business Daily.
The education establishment thinks the cure for what ails America’s public schools is more money. But spending a fortune is no guarantee of better schools. It certainly didn’t help a poorly performing school district in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri.
School reformers rejoiced when Federal District Judge Russell Clark took control of the district in ‘85. He ruled it was unconstitutionally segregated, with dilapidated facilities and students who performed poorly.
To bring the district into compliance. the judge ordered it and the state over the next 12 years to spend nearly $2 billion to build more schools, renovate old ones, integrate classrooms and bring student test scores up to national norms.
But when the judge finally took himself off the case last year, there was little to show academically for all that money. Although the district’s 37,000 mostly minority students enjoyed some of the best-funded school facilities in the country, student performance hadn’t improved.
It was a major embarrassment and an ideological setback for backers of vastly increased funding for public schools. From the start, proponents of Kansas City’s desegregation and education plan had touted it as a controlled experiment that would resolve once and for all two radically different philosophies of education.
For more than a decade, the Kansas City district got more money per pupil than any other of the 280 major school districts in the country. Yet in spite of having perhaps the finest facilities of any school district its size in the country, nothing changed. Test scores stayed put, the three-grade-level achievement gap between blacks and whites did not change, and the dropout rate went up, not down.
For decades, critics of excess spending for public schools had said, “You can’t solve educational problems by throwing money at them.” To which educators and public school advocates replied, “No one’s ever tried.”
Kansas City settles the argument. Judge Clark invited the district to “dream.” Forget about cost, he said. He urged administrators to let their imaginations soar and assemble a list of everything they might possibly need to boost the achievement of inner-city blacks. Using the extraordinary powers granted judges in desegregation cases, Clark said he would find a way to pay for it.
The judge may have been misinformed about the solutions. But no one can accuse him of being timid or indecisive. To pay for all the changes. improvements, programs and new schools, he unilaterally increased property taxes 150%, imposed a 1.5% income tax surcharge and, when that wasn’t enough, ordered the state of Missouri to make up for the shortfall.
Suddenly a poor district that had horrible credit and never paid its bills on time was getting hundreds of millions of dollars more every year.
For more than a decade, the Kansas City district got more money per pupil than any other of the 280 major school districts in the country. Yet in spite of having perhaps the finest facilities of any school district its size in the country, nothing changed. Test scores stayed put, the three-grade-level achievement gap between blacks and whites did not change, and the dropout rate went up, not down.
Why? One reason was that Judge Clark was unwilling to challenge the educational status quo in Kansas City. After many decades of slow decline, the distnct was burdened with many incompetent teachers. The quickest way to raise achievement would have been simply to fire the bad teachers and replace them with good ones.
But for many, the school district was as much a jobs program as an educational institution. Firing teachers was too traumatic. Instead, the district increased teacher pay 40% across the board, which guaranteed that poor teachers would stay farever.
Eventually, the ineffective or burned-out teachers ended up at the district’s office downtown. In time, the central administration grew so large — three to five times the size of the bureaucracy of comparable school districts — that it consumed over half the district’s entire education budget.
Of course, the district’s biggest problems weren’t just administrative. The ideological biases of local educators, politicians and Judge Clark against accountability made them reject solutions that might have worked — merit pay for teachers, penalties for failure or vouchers for private schools.
There’s a lesson in all this for lawmakers in Congress. It’s not that money never helps. Sure, money can help — especially where teachers and administrators have overcome their professional bias against competition and accountability. But unless that happens, even massive funding increases aren’t likely to help very much.
Paul Ciotti is the author of the “Money and School Performance: Lessons frorn the Kansas City Desegregation Experiment.”
Failed, Aspiring Cop-Killer Mike Brown’s Mother, Lesley McSpadden, is Counting on Winning a $100 Million Ghetto Lottery
By Nicholas Stix
Read how, at VDARE.
I guess Feng Shui didn't work.
“A chef preparing a meal of cobra flesh has died after the snake bit him some 20 minutes after the reptile’s head had been cut off. The bizarre incident took place in Foshan, Guangdong province, in southern China, as chef Peng Fan was preparing a rare…”
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Ferguson, MO: “Star Witness” Dorian Johnson is a Compulsive Liar; He was Caught Lying about the Mike Brown Shooting, in the Past, and Has an Active Warrant Out on Him for Theft from 2011! But Johnson Always Skates! Can You Say Criminal Justice Affirmative Action?
By Nicholas Stix
Note that before police had barely begun their investigation of the Mike Brown shooting, they announced that they would not be charging Brown’s accomplice, Dorian Johnson, in the robbery that Brown and Johnson had committed. Apparently, there’s some sort of unwritten law, whereby the black accomplice of a felon who gets wounded or killed by a white policeman gets a freebie.
If Johnson ever gets prosecuted and convicted for anything serious, expect blacks to claim that it’s just “retaliation” for the Brown case, just as blacks assert that O.J. Simpson’s conviction for kidnapping was just “retaliation” for his butchering of his ex-wife, Nicole, and her friend, Ron Goldman.
You have to understand that most blacks believe that no black should ever go to jail for any crime. They’ll come up with some ridiculous sophistry or outright lie about the facts of the case or the law, for any occasion.
Star Witness in Michael Brown Shooting Charged with Theft, Filing False Police Report
By Larry O'Connor
August 21, 2014
Independent Journal Review
Dorian Johnson, the primary witness to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, has an outstanding warrant for a 2011 theft in Jefferson City and pleaded guilty for filing a false police report related to that theft.
St. Louis ABC affiliate ABC 17 cross referenced Johnson’s name against several records and discovered the warrant.
Johnson will be the star witness for any potential prosecution proceedings against Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Brown. Johnson was walking with Brown when the shooting occurred.
He has already done multiple media appearances where he falsely claimed Brown was shot by Wilson in the back. He also has claimed that Brown never reached for Wilson’s gun, was “shot like an animal” and that Brown had his hands up and told Wilson he was unarmed.
Johnson’s claims helped inspire the protests and riots in Ferguson over the past 10 days, as well as the “Hands up, don’t shoot” rallying cry of the protesters and their supporters.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has details about the 2011 charges against Johnson:
During the summer after his first semester at Lincoln, Johnson was charged with a misdemeanor after giving police a false first name after he was arrested on suspicion of theft. He later pleaded guilty.
He was accused of stealing a package containing a backpack belonging to someone else from an apartment complex. When he was arrested in that case, he identified himself as Derrick Johnson and said he was 16.
He is wanted for failing to appear in Jefferson City municipal court to answer to the theft charge, court officials said.
According to the Post-Dispatch, the president of the local chapter of the NAACP knew about the charges against Johnson, but the fact that he was guilty of lying to the police didn’t matter:
Whether or not Johnson committed the crime, lied to police, or is proven false on his account of how Brown was shot by Wilson, finding out what actually happened in the Ferguson shooting will require more evidence and multiple eye-witness accounts. It is important for neither the mainstream media nor armchair pundits to act like they definitively know what happened in this tragic event.
Adolphus Pruitt, president of the St. Louis NAACP chapter, which has been encouraging witnesses to come forward, said Johnson’s false report case “doesn’t concern me.”
“He’s been very clear about what occurred, and now we have … four others stating facts that support the statements he’s been making,” Pruitt said. “Why would that diminish other accounts that are relatively the same?”
N.S.: Actually, O’Connor is completely wrong about needing “multiple eye-witness accounts.” All that will do is multiply the lies. All of the black “eyewitnesses” who spoke to the MSM asserted that Officer Darren Wilson shot Mike Brown in the back. Since the autopsy shows that Wilson never shot Brown in the back, every one of them lied. How will collecting more lies help us find the truth?
Another Day in El Paso, Yet Another Suspected Drunk Driver-Killer; Traffic Fatalities Up 20.7% This Year, Thanks to Mass Third-World Immigration
“San Antonio: Woman Breaks Neck in Crash Between Two Intoxicated Drivers.”]
Re-posted by Nicholas Stix
Thanks to A Texas Reader, who writes,
Yet another day...
These constant killings by drunk Hispanic drivers must all be seen as immigration-related, whether or not the driver was born here. We’re not talking about a guy who had a couple after work, and was a little tipsy. That guy doesn’t kill anyone. We’re talking rather about a guy who drank 12 or even 20 beers after work. My VDARE colleague Brenda Walker has written on the proud Mexican penchant for drinking oneself almost unconscious and then getting behind the wheel.
In any given case, such a killer has brought his murderous habits across the Rio Grande, or he was born and raised here, and inculcated into that proud tradition. It’s all immigration-related. And I’ll bet if you asked one of these killers, he’d tell you that it was all a tragic accident, and that he hadn’t committed any crime.
The El Paso Police Department's Special Traffic Investigation unit investigators believe speed, alcohol and the driver not paying attention were factors in the accident.
Drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, much less other people’s lives.
50-year-old El Paso man dies after hitting police car then run over by another vehicle
By Aaron Martinez /
August 23, 2014 2:54:53 P.M. MDT
El Paso Times
A 50-year-old El Paso man was killed early Saturday morning after crashing into a police car that was diverting traffic and then struck by another vehicle who hit the same police car, officials said.
Oscar Ceballos was on Interstate 10 West between Reynolds Street and Paisano Drive in Central El Paso when he struck the police vehicle at about 2:45 a.m., police said.
The police car, which had its overhead emergency lights on, was being used to close lanes on I-10 West and re-direct traffic to open lanes due to an earlier accident, police said. No one was inside the police vehicle when it was struck.
Ceballos was thrown from the motorcycle and landed in the far right lane of I-10 West, police said. As a police officer approached Ceballos, a 36-year-old man on I-10 West struck the same patrol car, then went into the far right lane and struck Ceballos, police said.
Ceballos died at the scene. The drive [sic] of the car, whose name has not been released, was taken to a hospital for treatment. He was then arrested on suspicion of intoxicated manslaughter, police said.
The name and mug shot of the driver will be released after he has been booked into El Paso County Jail, officials said.
The El Paso Police Department's Special Traffic Investigation unit investigators believe speed, alcohol and the driver not paying attention were factors in the accident.
This is the 35th traffic fatality of 2014 compared with 29 at the same time last year.
Aaron Martinez may be reached at 546-6249.
Jerome Corsi in Ferguson: Political Leaders Seek a Way to Let Racist Black Rioters Down Gently, with Exoneration of Officer Darren Wilson
Officials brace Ferguson for exoneration of officer
“I would like to see this come to a just conclusion, whatever that is”
August 22, 2014
By Jerome R. Corsi
Jerome R. Corsi, a Harvard Ph.D., is a WND senior staff reporter. He has authored many books, including No. 1 N.Y. Times best-sellers "The Obama Nation" and "Unfit for Command." Corsi's latest book is "Who Really Killed Kennedy?"
FERGUSON, Mo. – As darkness fell Thursday night, the few blocks of this St. Louis suburb that became the scene of nightly, often violent protests was calm as public officials milled about, assuring residents parallel investigations would reveal the circumstances of the fatal shooting of black teen Michael Brown by a white police officer.
It appeared many of the public figures were bracing the community for the possibility that Officer Darren Wilson would not be charged with murder as evidence continued to mount that he was attacked and severely beaten by Brown only minutes after the teen robbed a convenience store Aug. 9.
A St. Louis County Police Department officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told WND that department reports confirmed Wilson suffered a broken eye socket in a struggle with Brown before the shooting.
“For Michael Brown to fight the police officer and try to take his gun away and then to say, ‘Don’t shoot me,’ that’s resisting arrest, and it’s a felony,” he said. “All you have to do is touch the officer’s gun and you’ve committed a felony.”
As darkness settled in, the crowd grew to about one or two thousand people, but the atmosphere remained relaxed as State Highway Patrol troopers restricted motor traffic on West Florissant and kept pedestrians off the road. But police allowed access to the sidewalks, and a few peaceful protesters marched and chanted.
On the corner of West Florissant Avenue and Canfield Drive, near the site of the shooting, CNN’s Anderson Cooper conducted a live television broadcast from a curbside studio.
Seeking “a just conclusion”
WND interviewed several prominent public figures walking about the crowd Thursday evening. They largely were there to deliver a calming message, not that a black teen was an innocent victim of a white police officer, but that the grand jury and Eric Holder’s Department of Justice will uncover the truth of what happened in the shooting incident two weeks ago.
“My agenda is justice and peace,” said Bishop Edwin C. Bass, president of COGIC Urban Initiative and pastor of the Empowered Church in St. Louis.
Speaking to WND at the corner of West Florissant and Canfield, he was careful to avoid any appearance of having prejudged the results of law enforcement investigations.
“I would like to see this come to a just conclusion, whatever that is,” he said. “All the facts have to come out. I believe that when we come out of this, the community will be stronger, that there will be more conversation and less racial division, more action in concert with the police.”
Crossing West Florissant at Canfield, [black] St. Louis County Executive Charles Dooley spoke to WND.
“We are going to find the truth – now it’s depending on what we do with the truth – but we are going to get the truth,” he said.
He expressed doubt that Robert McCulloch, the St. Louis County prosecutor who has convened the grand jury in the Michael Brown case, could be unbiased. His concern is shared by many in the St. Louis-area African-American community who believe McCullough [sic], a Democrat, will be influenced by his many family ties to local police and the fact that at age 12, his father was killed by a black man.
He said, however, he was confident the truth would come out because Attorney General Eric Holder, who visited Ferguson Wednesday, is personally involved in a parallel investigation.
[Non sequitur alert!]
“I’m encouraged by the federal government coming in and looking at the civil rights [black] aspect of the incident,” he continued.
[In other words, he's encouraged that the feds will automatically take the side of the black perp, the facts and the law be damned.]
Dooley said the federal government “has done this before and they have credibility whereas Mr. McCullough [sic] doesn’t.”
[Paging George Orwell!]
“Mr. McCullough [sic] has done nothing to reach out to the African-American community,” he asserted.
[McCulloch is a prosecutor. That's not a proper thing for a prosecutor to be doing on a case that is still being investigated. Dooley is damning him for being professional. Then again, this is all pretext. Dooley just hates McCulloch for being white.]
Holder, meanwhile, he said, “came down here and he talked with the people.”
[Holder came down to express his racism, which makes him the bad guy, not McCulloch! Dooley praises Holder because he is confident in the latter's racism and unprofessional bias. But that's the black way.]
“Bob McCullough [sic] has been nowhere near this place,” Dooley said. “He has said things about extenuating circumstances that are not appropriate.
“It’s not so about being pro-police, McCullough [sic] is just anti-African-American,” he continued. “How do you justify a man being shot six times and unarmed? You can’t defend that.”
[See? He is outraged that McCulloch is being professional. Even being a Democrat isn't enough. Dooley is mad because McCulloch hasn't come out like Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, and show prejudice against Officer Wilson, and in support of Mike Brown. But if McCulloch had done that, he would have to recuse himself, because it would have been a blatant expression of bias. It's the old black allergy to the Anglo-American tradition of fairness, impartiality, and professionalism. For blacks, a conflict of interest isn't a problem, but an opportunity.]
Dooley reiterated: “I really am encouraged by Eric Holder coming to town. His team will investigate the criminal charges and the civil rights abuses. I think that’s going to give us what we need to have.”
[Dooley is "encouraged" that Holder will commit criminal acts against Officer Darren Wilson, and violate the man's due process rights and civil rights.]
Last week, McCulloch criticized Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon for taking away control of the Ferguson riot scene from St. Louis County Police and handing it over to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Then, Nixon issued a statement Wednesday widely interpreted as a prejudgment of Wilson, declaring “a vigorous prosecution must now be pursued,” even though the officer has not been charged.
“It’s about trust”
Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson, the officer selected by Nixon to coordinate law enforcement agencies in the aftermath of the Ferguson shooting, emphasized the public should not presume Wilson is guilty.
[Capt. Johnson functions now as a glorified spokesman. After a few days of his failed leadership, Gov. Nixon replaced Johnson with his white boss, Col. Ron Replogle.]
“We will find out the truth of what happened here,” Johnson promised repeatedly, carefully avoiding several attempts by questioners both from the press and the public to portray Brown as an innocent victim or characterize Wilson as a racist police officer.
A black resident of Ferguson asked Johnson if blacks should be fearful every time they see a policeman.
“But the first time you see a policeman can’t be when something is wrong, because with a policeman or a fireman, it’s about trust,” he said.
[Trust is an impossibility, where the police and the black community are concerned. As long as cops arrest black men for the latter’s crimes, the “community” will not trust the police.]
“I can tell you today that there’s a man who sits in the White House who sent his top law enforcement officer to this state,” Johnson said, referring to Holder’s visit. “So your voices are being heard.”
Walking along both sides of West Florissant for nearly an hour, Johnson stopped to be photographed by numerous local residents, taking time to engage in extensive discussions.
1 incident, 3 investigations
Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III also spent well over an hour talking with the press and public along West Florissant.
“I hope to heavens we get the truth about what happened here,” he said. “That’s the point of the justice system.”
He noted that both St. Louis County and the Justice Department are investigating.
“They’re going to be looking at all the same evidence,” he said. ‘We’ve had different autopsies, but I hope the information is not contradictory, but that all the law enforcement agencies get on the same page, so we can all be confident in the results.”
Knowles emphasized in response to several questions his determination to make the community aware of the grand jury results as soon as possible.
“Once the law enforcement information is ready and available, and it’s proper to release it, I will absolutely make sure to the best of my ability that the information gets out to the public,” he said.
The mayor emphasized the importance of rebuilding businesses damaged by the rioting and looting.
[With whose money?]
“The residents who live in this neighborhood used to depend on these businesses, even for their groceries,” he said. “Many people here don’t have good transportation, so they walk to these businesses. So the first thing we have to do is make these businesses whole. We have to make sure these businesses get back going so they don’t leave here.”
Knowles emphasized his determination to build upon the positive and peaceful aspects of the Ferguson community.
["Positive and peaceful aspects"? That would be the white people.]
“I rushed here from a group of three or four hundred Ferguson residents all gathered together to see how they could improve this city’s image,” he said.
[Impossible! Those are the same people who support Mike Brown, and demand that Officer Wilson be lynched.]
“People know there are some who feel disaffected, but the vast majority of our community has pulled together,” he said. [By rioting and beating and robbing a white lady who supported justice for Officer Wilson?] “We’re going to be reaching out to make sure those who feel disaffected feel included in what we’re doing. [To make rioters, looters, and arsonists feel important?] That’s what we are doing right now, going forward.”
Accompanying Mayor Knowles was Devin James Sr., the CEO of the Devin James Group, a [black] St. Louis-based public relations firm hired by the city of Ferguson to restore peace in the community. The firm has been conducting various outreach activities, including an attempt to diversify city services by hiring additional minority employees.
[So, for blacks robbing a non-black-owned store, trying to murder a white cop, and looting and burning down non-black owned businesses, Ferguson's blacks will be rewarded with affirmative action jobs?! Yet again, crime pays!]
“A lot of people have the perception that Ferguson is not together, so we’re just trying to show the peaceful side of this community,” James said.
Unscripted: Resident’s sympathies with Brown
Among the African-American residents of Ferguson that WND interviewed Thursday was Isaac Daniels, a middle-aged man not participating in any demonstration activity. He was walking home carrying a plastic bag of items purchased at a local store.
“I live in a complex not far from where Michael Brown was shot down,” he said. “When I heard the commotion, I came down, but I didn’t see the actual confrontation. People were shouting, ‘They shot him.’ But I didn’t see for myself what happened with the shooting.”
Making clear his sympathies were with Brown, Daniels was a contrast to the carefully worded statements of public figures walking the streets Thursday night.
“I personally agree with the protests, because I know myself many men who have been shot down by the police, whether they were the St. Louis County police or the municipal police,” he said.
Still, Daniels was aware of information indicating Brown may have been an assailant.
“I wasn’t there, and I don’t know exactly what happened with the struggle and all that, but even so, however it went, when Michael Brown put his hands in the air and surrendered, that should have been the end of it right there,” he emphasized.
[Of course, he never did surrender, or Officer Wilson would never have shot him.]
“I believe we will get the truth of what happened, eventually,” Daniels said.
[That’s not what he means at all. He means, ‘I believe we will get Wilson, eventually.’]
He urged witnesses of the shooting to come forward and speak out, if they haven’t done so already.
[Translation: ‘He urged people to come forward and bear false witness.’]
“If I had seen it, I would have come forward as a witness,” he said. ‘I truly feel like the police officer should be held accountable for his actions simply for the fact that once the police officer hit him a couple times and saw Michael Brown’s body jolt, he should have stopped firing.
[But Brown’s body wouldn’t have “jolted” from getting shot in the arm four times. It wasn‘t until Officer Wilson shot him in the head that his body “jolted.”]
“To continue firing, and it sounds like he may have emptied the clip, is horrendous,” he said. [A cop’s semi-automatic clip typically holds 12 rounds, not six.]
Daniels said he had been “harassed” by the Ferguson Police Department a couple of different times.
“I don’t have any warrants or arrests, but it’s just that my time was taken up for no purposes,” he said.
He ended the interview by detailing his personal concern.
“Unless you have a call that a person who’s suspicious has exactly what I have on, then I don’t feel I should be stopped by the police,” he said. “If I look suspicious, OK, that’s fine. But unless the police get a call that somebody who looks like me or is dressed just like me within the last couple of minutes coming from my direction, there’s no reason to stop me. If I’m not bothering anybody, I should just be able to keep walking.”
[What on earth do such concerns have to do with Mike Brown?]
Re-posted by Nicholas Stix
Former justice Stevens wants to change Constitution
By Richard Wolf
9:10 p.m. EDT, April 21, 2014
WASHINGTON — Former Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens wants to reduce gun violence, abolish the death penalty, restrict political campaign spending, limit states' independence and make Congress more competitive and less combative.
His solution: Amend the Constitution.
Four years into a hard-earned retirement after serving 35 years on the nation's highest court, Stevens is still speaking out, writing books and book reviews, even swimming in the ocean as long as someone's nearby to help him out. His latest book, Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution, calls attention to some of the nation's most intractable problems.
The bow-tied Stevens, who turned 94 on Sunday, is using the publication of his second book as an opportunity to reflect not only on his literary efforts but also on today's justices, the complex cases they face, and the issues likely to reach the court in the near future, from same-sex marriage to government surveillance.
His main focus is on a half-dozen issues that he believes have been wrongly decided or avoided — issues that can best be addressed by altering a document that's been amended only 18 times in history, and just once since he joined the court in 1975.
"It's certainly not easy to get the Constitution amended, and perhaps that's one flaw in the Constitution that I don't mention in the book," he said during a wide-ranging interview with USA TODAY in his chambers at the court. Noting his book's half dozen proposed amendments, he mused, "Maybe I should have had seven."
Among the amendments Stevens suggests:
•Changing the Second Amendment to make clear that only a state's militia, not its citizens, has a constitutional right to bear arms.
•Changing the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against "cruel and unusual punishments" by specifically including the death penalty.
•Removing from First Amendment protection any "reasonable limits" on campaign spending enacted by Congress or the states.
•Requiring that congressional and state legislative districts be "compact and composed of contiguous territory" to stop both parties from carving out safe seats.
•Eliminating states' sovereign immunity from liability for violating the Constitution or an act of Congress, which he calls a "manifest injustice."
•Allowing Congress to require states to perform federal duties in emergencies, in order to reduce "the risk of a national catastrophe."
It was the December 2012 school shootings in Newtown, Conn., that focused Stevens' attention on a rule that prevents Congress from requiring states to perform federal duties. The rule had led to holes in a federal database of gun purchases.
"It's called the anti-commandeering rule, which turned out to be the first chapter of a book that kind of grew like Topsy," Stevens said.
"I thought that maybe the only way to get rid of the rule is to have a constitutional amendment, and then it occurred to me ... that there really are other provisions of the Constitution that should be looked at more closely."
Though Stevens proposes precise language for each proposed amendment, he admits the process is extremely difficult. It takes two-thirds of both houses of Congress or state legislatures to propose an amendment and three-fourths of the legislatures to approve it. The last amendment, blocking Congress from changing its members' salaries between elections, passed in 1992.
"I'm not the kind of optimist that expects this all to happen in the next couple of years," he said.
In the meantime, the third-longest serving justice in history will continue working a couple of days a week in his book-lined chambers while splitting time between the nation's capital and Fort Lauderdale. He makes occasional trips to his native Chicago to visit three generations of offspring. "Don't even ask me to count them all up right now," he pleaded.
"I haven't had a single regret" since retiring in 2010, Stevens said. That's due largely to his respect for his replacement, former Harvard Law School dean and U.S. solicitor general Elena Kagan.
"There are a few times where I would have decided a case differently than she has," he acknowledged, but "she's a beautiful writer. She's doing a fine job."
Stevens cautioned against labeling what's become known as "the Roberts Court," after conservative Chief Justice John Roberts. While the four liberal justices usually are allied, the five conservatives often don't stick together. Antonin Scalia is a renegade on criminal defense issues, Samuel Alito in some First Amendment cases, Anthony Kennedy on questions of equal protection and due process, and Roberts himself cast the deciding vote to uphold President Obama's health care law in 2012.
Even Clarence Thomas, a reliable conservative, is often misunderstood, Stevens said. "He's often unfairly judged as not being prepared because he never says a word during oral argument," he said. "But I can tell you he has read the briefs and thought the case through before he votes in conference, and before the argument starts."
Among the issues to watch for, he said, are a constitutional right to same-sex marriage ("Sooner or later, they'll have to address the question"), gun control (Scalia's 2008 opinion protecting handguns in the home won't be the final word), and government surveillance programs, which Stevens defends as constitutional.
As for bringing cameras into the court chamber, Stevens is a traditionalist. "If you leave it up to members of the court, I don't think there's a chance in the foreseeable future," he said. "The downside is that whenever you bring television into a new arena, you're never sure what's going to happen."
The downside of growing old, Stevens has discovered, is that he's finally slowing down. A "bum knee" requires regular cortisone shots. His wife Maryan's worsening health has cut back on their trips to Chicago. Even in Florida, "I found this year that it was not wise to go in the ocean if I didn't have a friend available to help me get out."
There's still golf, perhaps a little tennis, and a lot of reading. He just finished The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin, and he's almost through former Defense secretary Robert Gates' recent Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War. For Stevens, each book is filled with new discoveries.
Even at 94, he said, "it's amazing how many interesting things there are to learn about the world."