May 6, 2017

Liberal Judges' Priorities Are FUBAR

A senior citizen grandmother was finally released on $75,000 bond.
Her crime?
Videotaping conversations regarding the illegal sale of aborted baby organs by Planned Parenthood.
SAN FRANCISCO - After 12 hours, three judges and $75,000 in bail, Sandra “Susan” Merritt was finally released from jail Wednesday. Merritt turned herself in to California authorities to answer the 15-count felony charges brought against her by the State of California for her undercover work in exposing Planned Parenthood’s illegal sale of aborted baby body parts.

[...]Rather than investigating and prosecuting Planned Parenthood, which donated thousands of dollars to his political campaigns, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed charges against Merritt, claiming that her undercover video recordings violated California law. To date, no other citizen journalist or journalism organization has ever been charged with a crime for undercover recordings.

“We are dealing with corrupt politicians in the State of California who have their hands in the pockets of Planned Parenthood,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “Sandra Merritt did not violate any law and we will seek dismissal of these baseless charges.”
Of course the media is silent on Planned Parenthood's donations to the California AG.

On the other side of the nation, a Massachusetts judge set bail at only $2,500 for an illegal alien who already had been deported twice for two prior convictions on Class A felony charges. The new charge? Forcible rape.
A Democrat Massachusetts judge in a “Welcoming City” for illegal aliens set a low bond on a previously deported Dominican Uber driver accused of raping a Boston College student. She did so, knowing immigration officials were about to put a detainer on the suspected rapist. Predictably, he has not been seen since that day in court.

Prosecutors in the case asked the judge for a $100,000 bond and told her that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers were working on getting a detainer on the alleged rapist. Instead, Newton District Court Judge Mary Beth Heffernan “insisted on $2,500 bail,” the Boston Herald reported in a scathing article.

The recipient of the small bail, Luis Baez (aka Pedro Valetin), is charged with raping the female college student three times. Reports indicate Baez (or Valetin) worked as an Uber driver using a fictitious name.

May 5, 2017

Gun Stuff

CBS News took it upon themselves a few years ago to put together some scary stats regarding the possession of "heavy killer weapons that will probably be used to kill you" in the USA.
Their list is based entirely on the 2013 census and the ATF's National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record. The ATF record - which doesn't include pistols - covers the sale and transfer of the following weapons:
  • machine guns
  • short-barreled rifles and shotguns,
  • suppressors
  • destructive devices like bombs and grenades
  • concealable devices with the ability to discharge a shot through the energy of an explosive
  • any firearm with a bore over half an inch that has not been determined to have a legitimate sporting use.
Below is an abbreviated list as the original is 44 States long.
Of course NY is dead last at 3.3 guns per 1,000 residents.

10. Louisiana: 15.1 guns per 1,000 residents
9. Alaska: 15.2 guns per 1,000 residents
8. Nevada: 19.5 guns per 1,000 residents
7. Alabama: 20 guns per 1,000 residents
6. Idaho: 24.2 guns per 1,000 residents
5. Virginia: 30.1 guns per 1,000 residents
4. New Mexico: 40.5 guns per 1,000 residents
3. Arkansas: 41.6 guns per 1,000 residents
2. Washington, D.C.: 66.4 guns per 1,000 residents
1. Wyoming: 195.7 guns per 1,000 residents

I guess parts of Wyoming can be scary.

But Washington, D.C?
Washington, D.C?
Really.... did they include the D.C. Marine Corps barracks armory?

This site shows the 10 states with the highest percentage of households that possess firearms.

  1. Wyoming         62.8%
  2. Montana           61.4%
  3. Alaska              60.6%
  4. South Dakota    59.9%
  5. Arkansas          58.3%
  6. West Virginia    57.9%
  7. Alabama           57.2%
  8. Idaho                56.8%
  9. Mississippi        54.3%
  10. North Dakota     54.3%

And now D.C. is no where in the mix.

When The Police De-Police

The guys in patrol react in several ways to perceived threats and injustices. One of the favorites was to to stop writing parking tickets which was a major source of revenue for the city. The citizenry was not endangered as the overwhelming majority of illegally parked cars do not represent a threat to public safety. Our commanders might thunder but since everyone was doing it they could not single anyone out for retribution. However what is transpiring now is completely different; it's on a whole new level and it is not going to be quickly addressed.

The WashTimes reports:
EXCLUSIVE: FBI report finds officers ‘de-policing’ as anti-cop hostility becomes ‘new norm’

An unclassified FBI study on last year’s cop-killing spree found officers are “de-policing” amid concerns that anti-police defiance fueled in part by movements like Black Lives Matter has become the “new norm.”

“Departments — and individual officers — have increasingly made the decision to stop engaging in proactive policing,” said the report by the FBI Office of Partner Engagement obtained by The Washington Times.

The report, “Assailant Study — Mindsets and Behaviors,” said that the social-justice movement sparked by the 2014 death of 18-year-old Michael Brown at the hands of an officer in Ferguson, Missouri, “made it socially acceptable to challenge and discredit the actions of law enforcement.”
FBI spokesman Matthew Bertron said the study was written in April.

“Nearly every police official interviewed agreed that for the first time, law enforcement not only felt that their national political leaders [publicly] stood against them, but also that the politicians’ words and actions signified that disrespect to law enforcement was acceptable in the aftermath of the Brown shooting,” the study said.
There are several of my readers who understand completely what is going on. You guys know who you are. This is a major sea change that will drive crime rates up. All crime rates will go up, not just homicides, as police officers take a few steps back.

This is no longer your grandfather's America where a healthy dollop of respect for authority and accountability was infused into young people. That is gone, particularly in minority communities. Generations of haphazard child-rearing have seen to that as fathers fled the families as government moved in. In many minority communities - yes, black neighborhoods - police are mistrusted. Cooperation with authorities is stymied by prideful attitudes like "stitches for snitches" that stop investigations dead in their tracks. People do get away with murder.

Police officers are subject to violence, but that has always been the case. Look at the following chart that depicts police officers killed in the line of duty for the past 51 years. A total of 9,313 officers lost their lives, an average of 183 per year.


Look at the spike in  officer deaths that started with the 1967 race riots. That didn't begin to calm down until the mid 70's. Interestingly, cops started wearing Kevlar vests about that time too. The spike in 2001 is self evident. But there was still a downward trend until the tail end of the chart. The lowest point is 2013 (the lowest number of officer deaths in 50 years), the year before the events in Ferguson.

Of course not all of these officers were murdered.
In the last ten years 1,511 officers were killed. The most common causes of death were:
  • 612 (41%) officers were killed in automobile, aircraft and boat accidents
  • 553 (37%) officers were murdered
  • 270 (18%) officers died from illness - deaths from 9/11 diseases were not listed.
But in the last four years - since the 2014 riots in Ferguson and the subsequent attacks of Obama's Justice Department -  the number of officers murdered (shot, stabbed, beaten and strangled) has almost doubled; a 92% increase from 36 to 69  and the number of officers murdered in the past year (2016 vs 2015) has jumped 57%, from 44 to 69. Only eight of these 201 murders did not involve a firearm; the number of police shot to death since Ferguson has increased 94%.

So, are officers concerned? 

May 4, 2017

Things To Consider

My newest grandchild is six months old.
He is here several times a week as his mom works.
He is the cutest little thing ... for a eating, drooling, puking, crapping machine.

People who love their cats also want to lick them.
Or so some idiot hopes.
Consider the Licki Brush.
No, I will not link this sick obsession.

The Republican House just passed the American Healthcare Act.

Black Jeopardy

I used to watch SNL when it was funny ... about thirty-some-odd years ago.
But this is funny.

May 2, 2017

It's Unfair To Shoot An Armed Robber?

Last November Michael Grace was shot in the head by a Pizza Hut employee as he used a handgun to rob the store (Charlotte, NC), His mother feels that this is unfair.

Ripped from the depths of the interwebs:
The parents of a dead armed robber are very angry over his death, and are demanding to know why his innocent victim was allowed to be armed.

It’s been a difficult week for parents Temia Hairston and Michael Grace Sr. Their son, Michael Grace Jr., was shot and killed during an attempted robbery early Sunday morning.

Police said Grace Jr. and two other people tried to rob a Pizza Hut in the 3200 block of Freedom Drive. During the incident, an employee fired his own handgun and killed Grace Jr.

Hairston said she learned of her son’s death on social media, and only got confirmation from police after contacting them first. The grieving mother said she has been left with dozens of questions about the situation that have thus far gone unanswered.

“If there was to be a death, it was not the place of the employee at Pizza Hut. That is the place of law enforcement,” said Hairston
Wow, what a surprise, the kid was bla

The remainder of this blog has been blocked by the Internet Police as it violated the United Nations Hateful Speech and Misanthropic Comments Act (UNHSMCA). 

Further violations of the UNHSMCA will result in imprisonment and suspension of all Internet privileges.

You have been warned.

H/T Irish


For a fine selection of memes, see Odie's blog, Woodsterman.
I especially like the definition of socialism.

May 1, 2017

Build It

We need look no further than Europe to see what unrestricted immigration has done to native populations and the negative impact to their cities, their economies, culture and criminal activity. A few countries are finally beginning to resist the flood of military-aged Muslim invaders and are building walls/fences to deal with this problem.

Hungary is providing an example of how strong fences insure good neighbors. For those who don't get it, a good neighbor is one that leaves you alone and does not interfere with your internal affairs.
From the Daily Caller:
BUDAPEST, Hungary — When other countries welcomed refugees with open arms, Hungary decided it was time to eradicate illegal immigration at any cost.

The country succeeded, but that success damaged relations with the European Union in the process.

Hungary’s second border fence has just been completed in the southern town of Asotthalom. The 96-mile long, 14 ft. tall double-line of defense doesn’t look too intimidating from a distance. Go a little closer and you’ll notice several layers of razor-wire capable of delivering electric shocks, cameras, heat sensors and loud speakers ready to tell migrants they’re about to break Hungarian law if they as much as touch the fence.

Add a few hundred military officers and “border hunters” and it’s virtually impossible to break.
The invasion of Hungary was quelled by a fence and rigorous enforcement. The results? In just a week it went from 4,000 to almost 9,000 illegal aliens a day to just a few dozen as shown below.

Build the wall. Build it now and patrol it vigorously.

H/T American Thinker


Thirty-five years ago today I made one of the best decisions of my life.
I married a pretty little Italian girl.
Nothing special tonight, just a nice dinner out. 
No cards, no flowers, just us.

England On Acid

This is a hellish development.
Maiming someone, horribly scarring them for life with caustic liquids. These offenders need to spend many years in prison for this kind of atrocity.

Even better, an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth and a scarring for a scarring.
From the  Daily Mail:
The number of acid attacks taking place in Britain is soaring, with school children as young as 13 using corrosive substances as weapons.

Crime statistics show that there was more than 450 acid attacks in London alone last year, with the number of attacks in the capital more than doubling since 2014.

But experts say the real figure is much higher, with the true scale of the problem hidden because people are afraid to come forward.
Acid throwing is more prevalent in South East Asia, particularly Bangladesh, but apparently is growing in popularity in England. This practice needs to be eliminated as harshly and as quickly as possible.

Flight Attendants Go WILD, Dozens Injured

At least 27 people - including three babies - suffered major injuries including suspected broken bones in the carnage which happened en route from Moscow to Bangkok.

Dramatic video shows passengers lying injured in the aisle after they were hurled up to the ceiling.
Oh, it was turbulence.


April 30, 2017

Dinner and A ...?

Back around 1984, I worked vice/prostitution for a short time. The equation was simple; sex + money = arrest.

I would ask a whore her going price for a piece of... whatever, and fried chicken never entered the conversation. I guess Florida working girls like to eat on the run.

From the NY Post:
BRADENTON, Fla. — Florida authorities have charged a woman with prostitution after she agreed to perform a sex act on an undercover detective for $25 and chicken McNuggets.

The Miami Herald reports 22-year-old Alex Direeno was being held Sunday without bond at the Manatee County Jail on charges of prostitution, possession of drug paraphernalia and on outstanding warrants.