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Chicago & Portland Mayors finally agree Trump was right all along

Chicago’s Magnificent Mile was ransacked by looters. City officials ended up raising bridges across the river to prevent further rioters entering the CBD, albeit too late. Similar actions occurred during BLM protests several months ago.

Luxury goods stores were the main target. Chicago police exchanged gunfire with looters and arrested more than 100 people.

Most interesting were the comments made by Superintendent of Police David O’Neil Brown, who said that the CPD is being forced to release criminals who only become emboldened to double down and commit further crimes without consequence.

Brown said, “This was not an organized protest. Rather this was an incident of pure criminality…As of now, Chicago police have made more than 100 arrests for looting, disorderly conduct, battery against police, among other charges. A total of 13 officers have been injured throughout the night, including a sergeant who was struck with a bottle. Another officer had his nose broken as he fought with a group of looters…Criminals took to the streets with confidence that there’ll be no consequences for their actions. Let me say that again, criminals took to the street with the confidence that there would be no consequences for their actions and I, for one, refuse to allow these cowardly acts to hold our city hostage.”

Mayor Lori Lightfoot moved away from her traditional “everything is under control” narrative to confess, “These individuals engaged with it can only be described as brazen and extensive criminal looting and destruction. To be clear, this had nothing to do with legitimate protected first amendment expression.

What a surprise? When she gave carte blanche to criminals and rioters under the guise of peaceful protestors, what did she expect? Now she is seeking to do the exact thing Trump was demanding of her. Get tough.

How the tide is turning. Only days ago, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler (D) finally admonished the mob he had openly protested with by stating,  “When you commit arson with an accelerant in an attempt to burn down a building that is occupied by people who you have intentionally trapped inside, you are not demonstrating, you are attempting to commit murder.” He also added “Don’t think for a moment that you are, if you are participating in this activity, you are not being a prop for the reelection campaign of Donald Trump — because you absolutely are…You are creating the b-roll film that will be used in ads nationally to help Donald Trump during this campaign. If you don’t want to be part of that, then don’t show up.

Who knew that one way to get peace in a city is to tell rioters their actions are helping the very man they want to be removed from office?

Black Americans the fastest-growing gun buyers in 2020

It seems that the fastest-growing cohort for gun ownership in 2020 is black Americans. There is even a #BlackGunsMatter movement.

The highest overall firearm sales increase comes from Black men and women, who show a 58.2% increase in purchases during the first six months of 2020 versus the same period last year,” according to Jim Curcuruto, Director of Research and Market Development for the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF).

NSSF research shows white Americans increased purchases by 51.9%, Hispanic Americans by 49.4% and Asian Americans by 42.9%. During the first half of 2020, retailers noted that the overall makeup of their customers consisted of 55.8% white males, 16.6% white females, 9.3% Black males, 5.4% Black females, 6.9% Hispanic males, 2.2% Hispanic females, 3.1% Asian males and 0.7%Asian females.

The NSSF reported in a July Firearm Retailer Survey for 1H 2020:

  • 87% reported an increase in sales year-on-year
  • 92.4% noted an increase in ammunition sales.
  • A 95% average increase in the unit sales of firearms.
  • A 139% average increase in the sales of ammunition.
  • An all-time record of 10.3 million firearm transactions were processed by retailers nationwide in 1H 2020.

To dispel stereotypes of gun owners being mostly angry white men, the National African American Gun Association (NAAGA) boasts membership growth of 15,000 new members in 2020 so far. Pretty spectacular given the membership before George Floyd’s death stood at 40,000. NAAGA founder Phillip Smith said,“A lot of times in our community, we hear a lot of our politicians, unfortunately, say, don’t have a gun. You don’t need a gun…Well, I pushed back on that and say, that’s the very thing that we do need.”

It is also worth noting in 2003, only 13% of women identified as gun owners. In 2020 that number stands at 25%.

The WSJ reported that a record number of pro 2nd Amendment women candidates are running in November. Of the 220 filed to run, 50 have already secured their names on the ballot.

Is this a traditional Democrat vs Republican election or one about the constitution?

#GUNVOTE

 

Rasmussen – GOP vs Dems re Police

Rasmussen Reports has put out a poll on how the presidential candidates identify on the side of the police. No real surprise at the results.

66% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Trump identifies more with the police in violent protests situations. Just 11% think he identifies more with the protesters, while 15% say he tries to be impartial…

…By contrast, 60% believe most national Democratic leaders like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi identify more with the protesters in violent protest situations. Only 8% feel they identify more with the police. 23% think they try to be impartial…

…55% of voters think most reporters identify with the protesters in violent protest situations. Just 5% say most reporters identify more with the police, but 30% believe most try to be impartial…While 77% of Republicans and 54% of unaffiliateds think most reporters identify with the protesters in violent protests situations, only 37% of Democrats agree.

51% of voters believe government policies and practices encourage violent crime in some cities and states more than others. Just 24% disagree, while another 24% are undecided…But 66% of all Americans oppose reducing the police budget in the community where they live…61% believe violent crime will go up in communities that defund the police.”

86% of Americans polled want more police not less

Gallup released a poll this week and discovered that 81% of blacks want police spending the same amount of time if not more in their communities vs 88% for whites, 83% for Hispanics and 72% for Asian Americans.

In aggregate, 86% of the almost 35,000 polled voted for the same/more police presence.

Good.

MSNBC producer quits over toxic editorial process

Former MSNBC producer Ariana Pekary has written an open letter describing the toxic work environment much like Bari Weiss notes at The NY Times.

Pekary wrote,

July 24th was my last day at MSNBC. I don’t know what I’m going to do next exactly but I simply couldn’t stay there anymore…My colleagues are very smart people with good intentions. The problem is the job itself. It forces skilled journalists to make bad decisions on a daily basis

You may not watch MSNBC but just know that this problem still affects you, too. All the commercial networks function the same – and no doubt that content seeps into your social media feed, one way or the other...

….Likewise, it’s taboo to discuss how the ratings scheme distorts content, or it’s simply taken for granted, because everyone in the commercial broadcast news industry is doing the exact same thing…

…But behind closed doors, industry leaders will admit the damage that’s being done…

The model blocks diversity of thought and content because the networks have incentive to amplify fringe voices and events, at the expense of others… all because it pumps up the ratings…This cancer risks human lives, even in the middle of a pandemic...this cancer risks our democracy…context and factual data are often considered too cumbersome for the audience…

Why is this a surprise? As we’ve said for ages, clickbait is all that matters. It doesn’t matter who is besmirched, smeared or has their career ended, as long as it sells advertising.

A horrifying message from Minneapolis City Council

Perhaps the most horrifying message a taxpaying resident living in the 3rd Precinct could receive from a city council. This is from Minneapolis. Basically, you’re on your own. Here is some of the advice:

-Don’t walk alone.

-Be hyper aware of your surroundings at all times – pay attention.

-Carry only items you need and carry less cash.

-Be prepared to give up your cellphone and purse/wallet.

-Do as they say.

Who would want to stay?

We’re quite sure the social workers designed to replace the police might struggle to negotiate a peaceful outcome. What a farce. Liberal policy at its finest.

Who would have guessed gun crime would get out of control?

Surely those bright spark Democrat mayors in NYC, Chicago, Portland and Minnesota can work out that defunding the police might cause a spike in crime and gun violence? That curtailing what actions are at the disposal of the police would hand these cities over to the criminals.

There have been 777 shootings in NYC in 2020, one more than the 776 that took place in 2019.

Murders in Chicago more than doubled compared to the same month last year, according to the Chicago PD. In 2020 there have been 430 homicides. In July, murders are up 139%YoY.

In Minnesota, gun violence is up 72%YoY. Mayor Jacob Frey said., “Year-to-date this has been a higher shooting victim total than the last five years, with 288 victims. The next closest is 2016 with 178.

In Portland gun violence is up 4-fold. From July 1-13 there have been 42 shootings vs 11 in the same period last year.

And guess what, NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo has admitted concern that wealthy taxpayers could leave NY for good.

Roadway Moving President Ross Sapir has said his company has experienced its busiest season ever since it was founded. United Van Lines CEO Marc Rogers also said over 60% of those leaving NY are earning north of $100,000.

Tax collections have plummeted during coronavirus, falling 42% in June. Losing the wealthy for good could leave gaping holes in the budget. Cuomo might argue they left over COVID-19 but soaring gun crime is hardly an inducement to return after the pandemic passes.

Still, these Dems keep assuring us, “we’ve got this under control.”

Black journalist stabbed by Antifa member in Portland

Andrew Duncomb, a black (Trump supporting) journalist, was stabbed by a white Antifa member in Portland. The perpetrator, Blake Hampe, has been charged with a 2nd degree felony and held on $250,000 bail.

Duncomb said, “I was stabbed by a known Antifa member by the name of Blake Hampe…I felt like I was stabbed, or targeted, specifically due to my location being doxxed … 17 hours before I arrived.

Thankfully the journalist survived his ordeal but where is BLM? Why hasn’t rioting and looting restarted? A white man attempting to kill a black man fits their systemic racism narrative so are we to believe that expressing the wrong political views is a convenient out clause? Was it racially or politically motivated or both?

Duncomb believes he was stabbed because he debunks their narrative. Better off erasing him, Hampe guesses. Hampe also threatened to shank the individual who was with Duncomb at the time.

Peaceful protestors or domestic terrorists?

“Peaceful” protestors set fire to pig’s head wearing a police hat in Portland

Oh and it was set alight atop an American flag. How much can these people hate their country? The irony is that many of these social justice warriors would be the first people to call the police if their personal safety was at risk.

Yet another reason why Trump should win in a landslide. Normal everyday mainstream Americans surely don’t want to associate with a party that accepts the actions of these despicable brainwashed Marxists.

Here is betting the Democrats don’t say a word.

Bible burning in Portland

Yet more reason Trump should win by a landslide.

Portland BLM activists have resorted to burning bibles and the US flag. Will the Democrats condemn these spiteful acts or will Pelosi dismiss it as “they’ll do what they’ll do“?

Don’t these radicals understand how religious many minorities there are?

As we’ve said for months – keep up the good work. They’ll only polarize civilized Americans away from a party that doesn’t stand up to this behaviour. They might detest Trump but they’ll gladly withstand 4 more years of petulance for someone that stands up for their country rather than appease woke Marxist thugs.

We dare these dickheads to burn the Koran. As we all know they are cowards of the first order. It will never happen.