Regulation

Portland Mayor & Oregon House Rep’s response on having it all under control

Dan Bongino spoke of just how embarrassing Democrat Mayor Ted Wheeler’s response has been in his attempts to stop crime in Portland, Oregon. It was followed up by an even more pathetic explanation by Oregon House Rep Earl Blumenauer.

Are these people for real to think they have it ‘all under control’?

Most Americans support Fed law enforcement in cities

While mostly Democrat mayors cry foul, Rasmussen Reports latest poll notes:

Most voters approve of President Trump’s decision to use federal agents to fight the growing violent crime in some major cities. They also believe many of these cities bring the criminal problems onto themselves.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 55% of Likely U.S. Voters think federal law enforcement officials should be used to fight the growing level of violent crime in several major cities since the cities appear unable or unwilling to handle the problem themselves. Thirty-six percent (36%) oppose this federal anti-crime help.”

Still that hasn’t stopped Soros-backed Democrat Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner to say. “Anyone, including federal law enforcement, who unlawfully assaults and kidnaps people will face criminal charges from my office.

We would bet that local law enforcement would welcome support from the Feds especially given the earmarked defunding headed the Philly PD’s way.

Check out the lack of Hate Crime in NYC

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.

When NYC residents took the law into their own hands in 1979

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

1970: 14.14

1980: 25.60

1990: 30.66

2000: 8.44

2010: 6.53

2019: 3.75

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.

You’ll never guess who the BLM fundraising arm has as its vice-chair…

As the kneeling for Black Lives Matter continues at sporting events across the globe, why not let one of the BLM founders, Alicia Garza, enrich our understanding of the Marxist group some more.  Garza has repeatedly talked about how convicted cop killer and wanted domestic terrorist Joanne Chesimard, aka Assata Shakur, is one of her main inspirations. Shakur assassinated a New Jersey state trooper and now lives in exile in Cuba. She was also involved in bombings and several executions of cops in New Jersey, New York and San Francisco.

It gets worse.

Susan Rosenberg, the vice-chair for the left-wing Thousand Currents group, which handles the administration of the donations made to Black Lives Matter, is a convicted terrorist who was sentenced to 58 years for weapons and explosives charges while a member of the May 19th Communist Organization. She spent 16 years in prison before President Bill Clinton commuted her sentence on his last day. Among other things, Rosenberg was suspected of helping Shakur escape from prison in 1979.

Why does the mainstream media keep portraying the BLM organization as a clean, wholesome and noble organization with good intentions when it has such reprehensible beliefs and practices utter hypocrisy when it comes to ALL black lives?

Senate Democrats refuse to condemn mob violence

True colours. This isn’t even a bill. Republican Senator Mike Lee lambasted Senate Democrats for not condemning mob violence in a proposal for a non-binding resolution. The reason was that they refused was because the Democrats wanted President Trump specifically noted despite the fact that the resolution spoke of “all elected officials.

As Senator Lee said, “People are being shot! Businesses are being looted. Innocent Americans are being attacked and threatened. Lives are being ruined. Communities are burning!…the woke ideology depends on federal money…the mob hates America on America’s dime…it’s time to cut off their allowance…the American people would be very interested to know who stands for them.”

For as horrible many on the left think President Trump is, if these are the standards of the opposition party, do Americans see them as a platform for any voter to aspire to?

Aspirational society as viewed through the rose-tinted goggles of Antifa

This is a video of conservative news network OAN reporter Jack Posobiec, who went to Lincoln Park in DC to film an elderly black tour guide trying to protect the Emancipation Memorial statue and educate the assembled Antifa and BLM protestors on its history, including the fact that it was paid for by freed slaves before they sought to tear it down. Both men were shut down and assaulted. The protestors then bullied the guide for “protecting a white supremacist.

The 25-yo white male in a black helmet and pink-tinted goggles – identified as Jason Robert Charter – proceeded to take joy in harassing Posobiec for minutes as he was ejected from the area, no doubt feeling emboldened by safety in numbers. One imagines how this weakling would have acted if the tables were turned. Posobiec was as compliant as he could be after being assaulted, presumably expecting to be set upon. Apart from the vile abuse thrown at him, Charter issued the threat of the mob taking photos of the journalist’s licence plate, presumably to finish off what was started.

No matter how “alt-right” these terrorists wish to think OAN or Prosobiec to be, they had no interest in learning about history, no willingness to accept an alternative point of view other than their own without screaming “Nazi.” If only these lunatics took a look in the mirror and realised the true fascists they condemn were staring right back at them.

In closing, Charter’s rose-tinted goggles make for a perfect irony in allowing us to view the world he believes we aspire to. Not in a million years.

However, the less law-abiding citizens push back against this type of bullying and cancel culture which is finding its way into more corporate boardrooms, the more emboldened these uneducated thugs become. Not on our watch.

If this is the extent of oppression, the war is almost won, no?

Redskins

It is hard to keep up with the cancel culture – ripping down statues of historic figures who freed slaves, cancelling 80 year-old movies, banning comedies, stopping production of skin creams, renaming pancake syrup, and now children’s candy. So many products that nobody raised a whimper over for decades now all of a sudden have been deemed racist and we are drowning in nauseating woke apologies from corporate PR departments, many of whom have highly challenged pasts themselves meaning they are in no position to lecture the rest of us.

Now Australian candies, Redskins and Chicos will be renamed. Nestle, the owner of the Allens brand, wrote,

This decision acknowledges the need to ensure that nothing we do marginalises our friends, neighbours and colleagues...the names have overtones which are out of step with Nestle’s values, which are rooted in respect.

Can Nestle give us a comprehensive list of the number of complaints made because of these names? Has anyone seriously been triggered in their local supermarket when buying these products?

We wonder whether these acts have less to do with racism and more to do with polishing tarnished reputations unrelated to BLM. This site lists 10 most outrageous Nestle scandals. We have not verified these claims.

Seriously, if the name of candies or skin creams is the extent of the oppression of minorities, the war on racism has been largely won, no?

We wrote a while back about the removal of the Chief Wahoo caricature from the Cleveland Indians’ uniform, used since 1915,  by activist pressure.

Douglas Cardinal, an indigenous Canadian activist who pushed for the Cleveland team logo change said that “I had been thinking about the problems we have as a community with the issue of suicide, and I think there is a direct correlation between these kinds of depictions of our people as inferior and as caricatures to be mocked. It is wrong and it must stop.

Remember the same noise was made about the name of the Washington Redskins NFL team. Why not listen to the Native American community? In May 2016, the heavily left-leaning WaPo released a poll targeted at self-identified Native Americans which produced the same results as the Annenberg poll of 2004. That is 90% of the respondents were “not bothered” by the team’s name.

Perhaps the question should be put back to the activists. Can they guarantee that after the removal of the stigma caused by these supposedly inappropriate product names that alcohol-related deaths, diabetes and tuberculosis, which are way above the national average, will plummet? Will the highest rate of intimate partner violence or child abuse and neglect among the Native American community fall off a cliff by the removal of the name of candy in Australia? After all, it is they who push the idea of direct correlation. If nothing changes, what will have been the point of all this virtue signalling?

Hypocrisy in the way the West deals with (certain) faiths is rife too. The tragedy that was the Christchurch terror attack has led the Canterbury Crusaders rugby team to reconsider its name so as not to offend Muslims. Devout Muslim Sonny Bill Williams even played for the side after his conversion to Islam. Didn’t seem to phase him and he didn’t protest once. Although he did take exception to the Bank of NZ sponsorship displayed on his uniform as it conflicted with his religious beliefs.

Where have those same activists been to bully The Saracens in Middlesex to select a more palatable name for the sake of countless victims of Islamic terror in the UK?

What we do know to be an absolute truth is that whatever we cede to the mob, it will never be enough.

NYC Guide to safe group sex & combatting racism during COVID-19

Let’s be clear about something: if there is a spike in coronavirus cases in the next two weeks, don’t blame the protesters. Blame racism,” – Mark D Levine, Chairman, NYC Council health committee.

I wholeheartedly support my fellow New Yorkers protesting structural racism & way unearned power gets levied on the backs of Black folks-literally. Proud of @nycHealthy not just talking the talk, but walking the walk. #RacismIsAPublicHealthCrisis – Oxiris Barbot, NYC Health Commissioner.

Taking a leaf out of their books, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has told the COVID19 contact team to refrain from asking whether people attended BLM rallies.

Instead of wondering whether beta testing tens of thousands of people abandoning social distancing and screaming in close quarters might cause the spread of infection, it is better to suppress hard data for the sake of social justice.

Here is betting if a Trump rally was held in that de Blasio, Barbot and Levine would crank up the outrage volume knob to eleven.

Right on cue, Levine twisted that dial by tweeting,

Glaring omission in guidelines CDC released today on the relative risk for public gatherings:…They don’t mention that *indoor* gatherings (like say a campaign rally in a Tulsa arena) are higher risk than *outdoor* gatherings...This flies in the face of accepted science.

Effectively only gatherings of the left are OK.

We remind readers that in February that Barbot and Levine were the same individuals imploring New Yorkers had nothing to worry about with respect to coronavirus because the White House was just spreading misinformation. They openly supported people mingle during #LunarNewYear celebrations to defend against stigma and show outward support for the Chinese community.

Just to give an idea of even more hypocrisy espoused by these NY politicians, Levine wasted no time tweeting:

“21 states which started reopening earlier than NY now have rising cases.

Is NY next? It’s up to us to prevent this. By continuing to obsess about face masks, hand washing, social distancing etc. And by ensuring that contact tracing works here.

Don’t walk away from this fight.

To retweeting days later in celebration that there was

A massive turn out for the Black Trans Lives Matter protest in front of the Brooklyn Museum” (which had nothing to do with George Floyd or police brutality).

BTLM

Who knew COVID-19 has the ability to distinguish between what social justice causes matter when it comes to infecting people?

At least Levine didn’t waste his breath on just supporting woke protests when he broadcast the message on the safest way to have group sex during the crisis.

He tweeted about the muscled, tattooed, leather-favoring NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Deputy Commissioner for Division of Disease Control, Dr. Demetre Daskalakis whose guidance included, “Masturbate together. Use physical distance and face coverings to reduce the risk.” andMake it a little kinky. Be creative with sexual positions and physical barriers, like walls, that allow sexual contact while preventing close face to face contact.”

Just don’t forget to “wash sex toys with soap and warm water.” (p.3) and avoid “rimming” during lockdown where possible (p.2).