#mobrule

Portland Prosecutor’s clown show

Who knew? Days after Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler (Democrat) admitted peaceful protestors who tried to burn buildings with people inside were “committing murder“, his District Attorney Mike Schmidt said that most rioters wouldn’t be prosecuted.

Fear not, there is good reason for that. The newly elected DA is an avowed SJW who has been endorsed by Black Lives Matter co-founder Shaun “Talcom X” King’s political action committee, Real Justice PAC. Its goals include the ending of cash bail, the opening of prisons, and the defunding of police. What could possibly go wrong?

The list of crimes which wouldn’t cause charges to be laid includes:

• interfering with a police officer

• disorderly conduct

• criminal trespass

• harassment

• escape in the 3rd degree

• riot (sometimes in some circumstances)

All forgiven and forgotten.

Never mind that 500 arrested. Why so lenient? It was the “police” that caused rioters to react because they used tear gas or other crowd-control measures causing rioters to “instinctively lash out.

We wonder how the conversations between insurance companies and local businesses will go down when criminals will be slapped on the wrist with a feather duster.

What a joke! Add this to the other activists pretending to be impartial. We wrote about that here.

Who knew self-defence carried a 4-yr jail term?

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Never mind the right to defend oneself if the circuit attorney is an activist hell-bent on twisting the law to fit an agenda. St Louis CA Kim Gardner said at the time of the incident that she would find something in Missouri law to prosecute the McCloskeys, the couple who kept 300 “peaceful protestors” who forced entry onto private property with an AR-15 and a pistol.

Apparently, she is classifying the self-defence as a felony which carries up to a four-year jail term. Never mind that they had been threatened with being murdered and their property being burnt to the ground. The police couldn’t attend and private security didn’t want to be involved. No shots were fired. Nobody was hurt.

Still, CA Gardner, so eager to stop systemic racism found no fault with what she claims is a white on black crime. Never mind that the mob comprised of many racial backgrounds. Never mind that they were trespassing. Forget that they broke the gate. Forget the tweet where one of the mob leaders openly intended to trash the McCloskey’s property. What did race have to do with it? If the McCloskeys were anything other than white, Garnder wouldn’t have sought to press charges??

If the radical left mobsters had the mandate to promote the 2nd Amendment they couldn’t have done a better job.

We think such wilfully activist judiciaries only help put Trump back in the White House in November. If a couple is going to be prosecuted for defending private property, what hope has anyone got of getting a fair trial? The only way to stop it is to vote it out.

Utterly shameless. Welcome to identity politics under the law. 2020 is so twisted that somehow equality under the law is now viewed as discrimination. Please note we wrote about activist DAs earlier this month. Please refer to this link.

Powerful – Cleveland Pastor testifies on the dangers of defunding Police

Cleveland Pastor Darrell Scott spoke at the House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Police Reform on the importance of continuing to fund the police and get politicians to take “responsibility” for law enforcement under their direct control.

Powerful speech. 9-minute video.

What happened when Baltimore went soft on crime

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In April 2015, a black man by the name of Freddie Gray died from injuries sustained in a police van. His death sparked outrage and riots in Baltimore. The 6 officers (3 black, 3 white) who faced trial for his death were either acquitted or had the charges dropped.

According to Larry Elder, despite claims that the city was suffering from systemic racism at the time of his death, the mayor of Baltimore City was black, the AG was black, the police chief was black, his deputy was black, the majority of the command centre was black and the city council members were predominantly black and all Democrat. We shouldn’t forget that the US president was also black.

As a result of the riots that followed Gray’s death, the Baltimore City Police Department (BCPD) went soft on crime. Police actions fell off a cliff. Arrests had been declining for years but decelerated even quicker post-2015.

From 2014 to 2017, dispatch records show the number of field interviews fell 70%. Suspected narcotics offences reported by police fell 30%. The number of people BCPD reported seeing with outstanding warrants dropped by half.  The acting police commissioner admitted, “In all candour, officers are not as aggressive as they once were, pre-2015. It’s just that fact.

Rape surged.

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Homicides exploded. In 2017, Baltimore hit its highest per-capita murder rate ever. It was double Chicago’s rate and in absolute numbers higher than New York, a city 14 times as populous.

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An informal survey of 15% of BCPD officers taken by the council showed that officers were afraid to make arrests in the aftermath. A third of those surveyed had served in BCPD for over 20 years.

40% said they felt “inadequately trained

43% said they do not feel “comfortable making self-initiated arrests

68% said they do not feel “city leadership supports law enforcement.”

74% said they “feel restricted by the consent decree,”

78% said they felt the department had “lowered hiring standards.

One officer responded, “Morale won’t rise until the Department and its officers receive consistent public support from the Mayor, City Council and State’s Attorney. No one is asking that corruption be tolerated. What we are asking is that when we investigate crimes and make arrests or issue citations that our elected leaders support us when we encounter resistance.

Another mentioned, “We don’t have enough people in my unit. The volume of cases we have is absurd given our manpower. It leads to mistakes, and inadequate follow up investigations which lead to sloppy prosecutions. None of which is for lack of trying.

A shortage of funds? The budget for the BCPD has grown from $455 million in FY2015 to $536 million for FY2020, begging the question of why arrests and prosecution of crime haven’t matched the increased spending?

When analysing the breakdown of the BCPD budget, composition matters. Police patrolling will decline from $253 million in 2015 to $202 million in the 2020 budget. The number of police allocated to patrol will fall from 1,851 to 1,363 during the same period. Administration expenses will jump from $44 million to $94 million. Crime investigation will rise from $52 million to $53 million off from the low of $35 million in 2019.

Just as we saw with our study on fire services around Australia at the time of the bushfires, more money doesn’t always lead to better outcomes if those custodians don’t have the skills to sensibly allocate those extra dollars.

Like many government bureaus or departments, it doesn’t appear to be a question of just throwing more money at policing but far better stewardship of funds, a more defined focus of mission and a council that supports law enforcement by cutting red tape which leads to the types of outcomes that benefit the community at large.

Woke policing doesn’t work. Baltimore is proof.

When the Public stands up to the Mob

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This is what happens when the mob decides to go to extreme measures to put someone they claim their cause protects out of business. It backfires abysmally.

You may recall we published a video of black conservative Candace Owens – which reached 100 million views – who said that the media shouldn’t be using George Floyd as a martyr figure given his long history of crime. For context, note she DID say his death was inexcusable.

Owens wrote,

This is the Parkside Café, a restaurant and bar in Birmingham, Alabama that is operated by a man named Michael Dykes. This week, Michael Dykes watched my video which garnered 100 million views in 42 hours, about the irresponsibility of the George Floyd protests and riots. Michael agreed with me and in frustration, wrote a private text to one of his colleagues about how destructive the protests were and how they are placing further burden on small business owners who are struggling to stay alive after the Coronavirus lockdowns— and now cannot open because of the riots. Michael also agreed with my sentiment that George Floyd did not deserve to die, but also, that he had a criminal record that was not worthy of the heroic characterizations the media is spinning today.

An employee of his decided to leak these private text messages, quit her job, and has now encouraged a mob of people to boycott the Parkside cafe. Local media is adding further fuel to the condemnation aby demanding he answer for his private text message exchange.

I AM SICK OF THE MOB RUINING PEOPLE’S LIVES.

PEOPLE ARE ALLOWED TO HAVE DIFFERENT OPINIONS.

The left specializes in mobs of hate and destruction. Let’s create a reciprocal movement of patriot love and support the Parkside cafe.

The Go Fund Me link is here. It has raised almost double the initial amount requested.

Follow the money to get a grasp on where the sentiment is going. 

Just like this chap.

And this lady.

And this woman.

And these people.

And these people.

Thank God that Joe Biden followed up Hillary Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” comment and Obama’s “clingers” jibe about Republicans with “10-15%” of Americans “are just not good people.” We wonder if his son Hunter is included in the 50 million-odd dregs of society…?

UPDATE

We note that Go Fund Me has since told Owens that the cause has “violated terms of service” on the grounds or “hate, violence, harassment, bullying, discrimination, terrorism or intolerance of any kind.

Sounds like a Sleeping Giants style campaign to harass Go Fund Me.

Yet another tech company beholden to the left.

It wasn’t that long ago that GoFundMe happily allowed people to raise funds to pay for ladders assisting illegal immigrants to thwart national border protection laws. So when it comes to breaking federal US laws, then raising funds is OK under its guidelines? One presumes that GoFundMe enforces its own arbitrary set of rules against its own pet causes.

Don’t forget that GoFundMe happily allowed $80,000 to be raised for Egg Boi who attacked Fraser Anning. Once again, regardless of Anning’s views, funds were raised for the legal defence of a teenager who committed violence, harassed, expressed hate and showed intolerance of another’s view, no matter how abhorrent the former Senator’s words might have been. Doesn’t that violate the same terms and conditions?