This is a good reason why you don’t defund the police. A 3-month old baby was choking and policeman saved her life.
God Bless America. The FBI has recorded that background checks for firearm purchases last month surged to 7.8 million, up 136%YoY. The highest number recorded in 20 years.
A survey done by the National Shooting Sports Foundation found dealers project around 40% of sales are to first-time buyers, an increase from the average.
Does this surge suggest voting intentions? Surely those buying guns won’t be supporting a party that backs defunding the police and has leaders like Speaker Pelosi who flippantly dismissed the destruction of public and private property by rioters as “they will do what they do!”
Democrat-leaning pollsters, TargetSmart, note that there has been a shift in the trend of voters registering for the Democrats & Republicans.
In Maine, 59% of new voters registered as Democrats pre-coronavirus — but only 40% have done so in the months since.
Democratic Party declines were also seen in Colorado, Florida, North Carolina and Pennsylvania according to TargetSmart.
Politico reported that in the swing state of Iowa, new voters helped the GOP retake the statewide lead in all voter registrations last month.
We are not talking big numbers to be fair but is this shift indicative of the manner in which the Democrats have conducted their behaviour with respect to lock-downs and lack of proactivity surrounding the George Floyd protests (and riots)?
We will be interested to see how these trends change as we inch closer to the election.
The Recall Jenny Durkan campaign to remove the Democrat mayor of Seattle is underway after getting a King County Superior Court judge’s approval. Mayor Durkan was the individual who said CHAZ was an acceptable form of protest, even calling it a “summer of love” right up until the mob came to her $7m mansion. Never mind the deaths, the violence, destruction of private property, rapes, forcing whites to pay blacks $10 and demanding a whole host of supplies from the very democracy they wanted to overthrow. Our posts on Durkan can be seen here.
We view this as a good benchmark for anti-Democrat sentiment, especially given that Seattle and Washington are hard core blue states. Hillary Clinton garnered 52.5% of the vote vs Trump’s 36.8% in the 2016 election. Durkan won 56.25% of the 2017 mayoral election.
The Recall Durkan website notes,
“Mayor Durkan’s complete negligence in protecting the rights and safety of the people of Seattle has made a clear case that she is no longer fit to govern.
Together, let’s keep making history and #FireTheMayor…
…For our petition to elicit a recall, the petitioners will need 56,202 physical signatures.”
Over 36,000 have signed the change.org petition in the two days it has been approved.
Surely there are enough centre-of-the-road Democrats with common sense to join the movement to oust such an out of touch elected official.
This is a picture of 88-yo May Boyce who was arrested for aggravated assault after shooting a man who tried to rob her liquor store. Her gun was confiscated by police.
Boyce has owned Murfreesboro Road Liquor and Wines in Nashville, Tennessee, since 1994. She opens and closes the store six days a week by herself.
Boyce claimed the victim, identified as Ramon Fisher, “lunged” at her after picking up a bottle and started to head for the exit.
Fisher originally confessed to police that he and his friend had intended to steal from the store, but later amended the story and said they intended to pay for it. Presumably they intended to pay for it after Fisher was shot.
Interesting how the police call Fisher the “victim.” Imagine if he just paid for it like a normal customer then he wouldn’t be nursing a bullet hole. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
Oh, and you’ll never guess what party the mayor of Nashville, who runs the police, is from. Democrat.
Should the 88-yo be given a life sentence or a medal for defending her business because two thugs thought she would be too frail to possess a Smith & Wesson snub nose .38 let alone fire it?
Check out the latest hate crime statistics in NYC, a city of 8.3 million. See for yourself just how little systemic racism exists…here are the Jan-Jun 2020 totals vs the same period in 2019 according to the NYPD.
Anti-Asian 3 -> 2 (-33%)
Anti-Black 20 -> 16 (-20%)
Anti-Gender 7 -> 5 (-29%)
Anti-Hispanic 3 -> 0 (-100%)
Anti-Muslim 9 -> 2 (-78%)
Anti-Corona 0 -> 20
Anti-Semitic 123 -> 57 (-54%)
Anti- Sexual Orientation 24 -> 8 (-67%)
Anti-White 12 -> 4 (-67%)
Hardly what one would call something that is rife.
So a Jew is 3.5x more likely to be a victim as a black person and almost 30x someone of Islamic faith.
To put that in perspective based on population cohorts, blacks make up 24% of NYC and Jews around 13%, meaning Jews are likely to be c.7x more likely to be the target of hate crimes as blacks.
If we were to annualize the 2020 data for hate crimes against population cohorts, a black person has a 99.9992% chance not to encounter it. A Jew has a 99.995% chance of avoiding a hate crime. The Asian community has a 99.9998% likelihood of not running into racism.
That doesn’t seem to be the story depicted by the mainstream media or by Mayor de Blasio painting it on city streets to troll the president using tax payer funds.
We’ve written quite a bit lately on the utterly hopeless NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and his weakness in tackling crime.
We’ve written in the past about vigilantism in NYC several years ago and we see that inevitably, NY citizens will start to take the law into their own hands. They will have little choice.
The truth is the Guardian Angels have already returned, since deBlasio took office in 2014.
If we go back to the 1970s, when crime was surging, NYC’s population fell from 7,894,862 to 7,071,639 over the next decade.
What caused this? In the 1970s, NYC faced problems with the budget and by 1975 was teetering on bankruptcy. This led to shedding of public service jobs including the fire department and the NYPD. The fall in foot patrols in NYC saw crime soar. Homicide rates climbed as follows:
1960: 6.19 per 100,000 residents
2020: 4.26 (6 month run rate)
At this stage homicide in NYC is well off long term rates despite the sharp % increases seen since the death of George Floyd). One wonders whether the history of the 1980s will return as de Blasio cuts funding to the NYPD when the number of cops on the beat fell substantially. Will residents start moving to other parts of the country and hollow out the tax base?
We found this document interesting, especially the following statement:
“While the NYPD has made approximately 40,000 fewer overall arrests so far this year compared with last year, gun arrests year-to-date as of July 5 are 1,679 vs. 1,683. We have also seen the impacts of legislative mandates sending offenders no longer eligible for bail back to the streets where they are being regularly rearrested and contributing to overall crime in the city.”
Who knew? Now that NYPD cops are quitting in record numbers and new recruits aren’t being hired to replace them, what could possibly go wrong?
Expect to see more stories about the Guardian Angels in NYC as residents fill the hole that the virtue signaling segregationist mayor has opened.
To think how the mayor was so willing to use the NYPD as a Gestapo to fine residents for disobeying stay-at-home orders. Recall deBlasio even encouraged NYers to dob in their neighbors.
Making fake 911 calls is against the law. The Caution Against Racially Exploitative Non-Emergencies (CAREN) Act has been introduced in San Francisco to stop racially motivated 911 calls.
CAREN was chosen after the name “Karen” which has entered the lexicon to describe white women who engage in racist behavior.
We have a few questions:
Who will determine what defines an emergency before and after the event?
Will callers be required to state their race and that of the supposed perpetrator(s)?
Will 911 dispatch read them a disclaimer on whether they’d like to cancel their request as burglars enter their home?
What body will ensure there is a fair assessment of the call and will activists form any part of the decision making body?Recent history shows many Democrat DAs showing political bias.
Will the City of San Francisco publish data on the racial profile of who gets charged under the CAREN Act?
Will the legislation apply equally across all races?
Maybe California State Assembly Member Rob Bonta can clear that up. He said, “This bill could protect millions of Californians from becoming targets of hate and prevent the weaponization of our law enforcement against communities of colour,”
So if a person of colour channels Jussie Smollett and makes a hoax 911 call on white people will they be exempt under the CAREN Act?
Perhaps the San Francisco Board of Supervisors should have listened to the 911 recording of a white mother and her child kettled by BLM protestors as they walked on her car? Would that be racially motivated?
Lawmakers in California, New York, Oregon and Washington have introduced similar bills. Guess what? All states run by the party of segregation – The Democratic Party.
You have to wonder how they aim to end racism with new laws which define segregation in application.
St Louis law enforcement has served a warrant on the McCloskeys, the couple that defended their home and confiscated the automatic rifle that was used to defend it after 300 protestors trespassed on private property. We wrote about activist DAs here.
How wonderful that the government decided to treat them as the common criminals even though McCloskey had an official permit for the weapon and has no history of committing any felonies.
Presumably the Democratic Mayor and DA can celebrate if the McCloskey family home burns to the ground. They have since had to hire private security.
Talk about government overreach. This is what the Democrats are signaling they want for ordinary, hard working Americans. Shut up and fall into line.
As Mark D Robison once said, “I’m the majority…yet every time something happens we’re the last ones considered and the first ones punished.”
Seriously – NYPD officers think Mayor de Blasio is such a joke that they made a video which parodies the new regime they must abide by. Is there any surprise why officers quitting last week surged 411%?