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More political violence

Shots fired in LA at a pro-Trump caravan.

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Zones

There were some questions about this morning’s zone list. Some cities failed to make the list simply because there are a lot of cities, there is a lot of information, not all of it is easy to find or accessible, and I didn’t have an unlimited amount of time.

Other cities were placed where they were, based upon the best information I had. For example, Miami was put in zone two because:

BLM/Antifa protests were violent on May 30.
Miami/Dade Mayor cites evidence that there are professional agitators from out of state assisting rioters on May 31.
Miami Police kneeled with and chanted with protesters
BLM/Antifa protests were violent on June 10

What pushed me into moving Miami to Zone 2 was this incident from July 18, where insurgents were blocking traffic and then guns were brandished. That same protest also produced this story.

These incidents were taken into account, and I felt that this indicated that there was a likelihood for further violence in the future. This is a big project. If Miguel, who is on the ground there, still feels that Miami should have a Zone change, I will do so. He is certainly closer to the source than I am. Let me know.
That goes for anyone else. If you are in an area and feel that it should be changed, let me know.

I am also adding Tallahassee to Zone 1, thanks to this incident.

I am also adding a link to the Danger Zone list in the sidebar

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Kyle Rittenhouse’s attorneys release statement.

Here is the statement from the attorneys of the Kenosha kid.

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Danger Zones

Violence continues in certain cities, and will get worse as the election gets closer. 
More than 40 fatalities and well over 100 serious injuries have resulted from nationwide attacks and riots. Here is the list of the cities that are have had violent incidents. 
I will attempt to keep this page current.

Zone 1: Violence without aggravating factors
Note that violence has already occurred in zone 1 and may occur again with little to no warning. It would be prudent to watch the local news in these cities and avoid areas where “peaceful protests” are scheduled to take place. 

Alabama: Auburn, Birmingham, Mobile, Montgomery, Huntsville
Arizona: Scottsdale, Phoenix, Tempe
Arkansas: Little Rock, Conway
Connecticut: Hartford
Delaware: Wilmington
Florida: Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, Miami, St Petersburg
Georgia: Athens, Savannah, Gainesville
Idaho: Jerome, Boise
Illinois: Springfield,
Indiana: Evansville
Iowa: Kansas City
Louisiana: Lafayette, New Orleans, Baton Rouge
Maine: Portland
Massachusetts: Boston, Brockton, Worchester
Michigan: Lansing, Grand Rapids
Missouri: Kansas City
Nebraska: Lincoln, Beatrice, Grand Island,
Nevada: Reno
New Hampshire: Manchester
New Jersey: Trenton, Atlantic City
North Carolina: Asheville, Charlotte
North Dakota: Fargo
Ohio: Cleveland, Columbus
Oklahoma: Oklahoma City, Tulsa
Pennsylvania: Erie, Pittsburg

Rhode Island: Providence
South Carolina: Columbus, Charleston, Columbia
Texas: San Antonio
Utah: Salt Lake City
Virginia: Richmond
West Virginia: Charleston
Wisconsin: Madison
Wyoming: Jackson, Laramie

Zone 2: Violence with at least one aggravating factor
Zone 2 cites have already seen violence, with local authorities sympathizing or even assisting those committing violent acts. Violence may occur in these cities with little to no warning, and those who employ self defense in these cities can expect to face a hostile or antagonistic response from government authorities. It would be prudent to watch the local news in these cities and avoid areas where “peaceful protests” are scheduled to take place. 

Colorado: Colorado Springs, Fort Collins
Florida: West Palm Beach, Tallahassee
Georgia: Atlanta and suburbs to include Stone Mountain
Kansas: Wichita
Nevada: Las Vegas

New York: Rochester
North Carolina: Raleigh
Pennsylvania: Lancaster
South Dakota: Sioux Falls
Tennessee: Memphis, Nashville (National Guard Troops and state police laid down their riot shields and allowed protesters to enter the Capitol)
Texas: Houston, Dallas
Virginia: Portsmouth

Zone 3: Deadly force used by insurgents in at least one riot

Zone three cities are areas where violent protests and riots have taken place, and the rioters have employed deadly force with little to no attempt at mitigating response from local authorities. At best, any local response is merely token resistance. In these areas, violence is likely to occur in these areas without warning. Additionally, police and/or prosecutors are likely to bring the full weight of the law down upon those who attempt to defend themselves from these actors. 

California: Los Angeles (fatality)
Colorado: Alamosa
Florida: Williston
Georgia: Columbus (fatality)
Iowa: Davenport ( 2 fatalities in an ambush of police)
Maryland: Baltimore 
Michigan: Detroit (fatality)
Nebraska: Omaha (fatality)
New Mexico: Albuquerque (fatality)

Texas: Austin
Washington, DC
Wisconsin: Milwaukee and suburbs

Zone 4: Deadly force resulting in deaths, usually with government  capitulation or support

Zone 4 zones are those where deadly force has been used to kill and/or seriously injure anyone who the insurgents feel are not sufficiently sympathetic or supportive of their goals. Additionally, the local authorities are incapable or unwilling to oppose those who would commit these acts. Anyone in these areas is advised that violence is occurring and will continue to occur in these areas, and for this reason the area should be avoided. 

California: Oakland and San Francisco (2 fatalities)
Colorado: Denver and its suburbs (multiple shootings, fatality)
Illinois: Chicago (3 fatalities)
Indiana: Indianapolis (2 fatalities)
Kentucky: Louisville (fatality)
Missouri: St Louis metro area (2 fatalities)
Minnesota: Minneapolis-Saint Paul (at least 3 fatalities)
New York: New York City ( 3 fatalities)
Pennsylvania: Philadelphia (2 fatalities)
Wisconsin: Kenosha (2 fatalities)

Zone 5: Open warfare with either mutual firefights, or government actively supporting insurgents
Areas in zone 5 are areas that can best be described as active, low intensity combat. There are multiple sides and factions who are fighting for control of these areas. 

Oregon and Washington: The entire Interstate 5 corridor from the Canadian border south to Eugene, Oregon (more than a dozen fatalities)


METHODS

I reviewed protests/riots in nearly 500 US cities, and have compiled this list of cities where the insurgency is most violent.. I cannot guarantee that this list is completely accurate, but every attempt was made to be as accurate as possible. If any of you feel that this list has unfairly added an area, or I need to add an area, feel free to post that in comments.

I am not including “background” crime and violence- the crime that a city has normally. This is a measure of the developing insurgency, not a listing of “ordinary” street crime.
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Getting worse

Today comes with news that a Trump supporter was killed in Portland. The man who is suspected of killing him says that he is “100% Antifa all the way,” and is heard on video of the incident yelling “We’ve got a Trumper here!” just before shots ring out.

BLM/Antifa forces yelled out “Our community held its own and took out the trash” in reference to the shooting.

A DC police helicopter flying over a riot has to make an emergency landing after the crew is blinded by lasers.

People dining in DC area restaurants are again assaulted by insurgents as they eat dinner.

As the violence ramps up, here is a map of the BLM/Antifa protests to date in 2020:

There is no question at this point that we are involved in a shooting war that is attempting to overthrow the US government.

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More on Rittenhouse

The more that comes out about Kyle Rittenhouse, the more I think that we need to decorate that young man. Here is what I know at this point:

Why was Rittenhouse in Kenosha, which was miles from his home and in a different state?

 Rittenhouse was working that day in Kenosha as a lifeguard. When he got off work, he and a coworker went to the local public high school to remove graffiti by rioters.Later in the day, they received information about a call for help from a local business owner, whose downtown Kenosha auto dealership was largely destroyed by mob violence. The business owner needed help to protect what he had left of his life’s work, including two nearby mechanic’s shops. Kyle and a friend armed themselves with rifles due to the deadly violence gripping Kenosha and headed over to the dealership.

Was Rittenhouse illegally in possession of that AR-15, and did he bring it across state lines?

This also means that the firearms didn’t cross state lines at any point in time, and also means that, if the friend who loaned him the AR-15 was 18 years old, it was completely legal for Rittenhouse to be in possession of it. It appears as though it was lawful for him to possess the firearm.

How did Rittenhouse wind up running through the streets of the city?

It appears as though insurgents had set fire to a dumpster and were attempting to use it to start a larger fire. Rittenhouse saw this and used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire, which enraged the insurgents and led to them chasing Rittenhouse down the street.

This clears it up for me. This was a righteous shooting from beginning to end.

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NFA, shotguns, and flare guns

As a result of the article that was the subject of this post, I have been getting questions from my friends about the practical and legal effects of firing a 12 gauge shell in a flare gun. It turns out that I happen to have a bit of experience in this area.

It turns out that a 12 gauge shell will work in a flare pistol. Once. A long time ago, thirteen year old me was left home alone and unsupervised and decided to do a little experimenting with my father’s Beretta shotgun, some shells, flares, and a flare gun. The shell fires, but it destroys the flare gun. Not surprising, being that the flare gun is made of bright orange plastic. Right after that, I tried loading a 12 gauge flare in my Dad’s shotgun. The flare got stuck on the choke, the barrel of the shotgun was ruined, and I got my ass beat.

So that handles the practical aspects. A ruined flare gun, a ruined shotgun, a damaged ass, and an angry father. Now that dad is dead, I own that shotgun, complete with the ring around the barrel where the bluing is no longer there. How about the legal aspects?

The National Firearms Act (26 US Code 5845) is going to be what applies here.

– A flare gun can’t be a shotgun because it isn’t designed to be fired from the shoulder.
– It can’t be a rifle, because it doesn’t have a rifled barrel.
– it seems to fit the definition of an “any other weapon.:”

The term “any other weapon” means any weapon or device capable of being concealed on the person from which a shot can be discharged through the energy of an explosive, a pistol or revolver having a barrel with a smooth bore designed or redesigned to fire a fixed shotgun shell, weapons with combination shotgun and rifle barrels 12 inches or more, less than 18 inches in length, from which only a single discharge can be made from either barrel without manual reloading, and shall include any such weapon which may be readily restored to fire. Such term shall not include a pistol or a revolver having a rifled bore, or rifled bores, or weapons designed, made, or intended to be fired from the shoulder and not capable of firing fixed ammunition. (emphasis added by DM)

So it seems that loading a shotgun shell into your flare gun means that you are now in possession of an unregistered NFA weapon.

The usual disclaimers apply: I am not an attorney, not your attorney, nor should you try this at home. Your mileage may vary, this is not intended to be technical or legal advice, and no one should act upon the advice I am giving you. In fact, none of this happened. Forget it.

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Scary Intel report

The BLM protests are being run with military precision. Here is an in depth report of what a BLM/Antifa operation looks like:

The course of the nightly action against the PPB followed a fairly predictable pattern: a contingent of notional BLM protesters rendezvoused with a group of antifa black bloc at a public park close to their objective. As they moved towards the police building which was their target, “corkers” -a sort of bicycle-mounted blocking force- closed off side streets and the scouting line -typically on mopeds- moved ahead and on the flanks. Behind them came the main contingent of black bloc. Upon arrival at the PPB the streets were blocked with vehicles and burning dumpsters, with the “corkers” stationed to direct traffic away from the action and the scouts setting up a picket line extending out several blocks, watching for police reinforcements and creating the strong impression of antifa control of territory.

Read the whole thing. 

When looking to engage a unit like this, remember that the goal of the scouts is to force opposing elements to engage away from the main force. This gives the main force time to redeploy into positions to counter the opposition. If the opposing force is too powerful, the main force simply retreats and breaks the engagement.

Think on what this report tells us about their training and organization. They have effective C3 capabilities, and seem to be mastering the skills needed to be an effective Army. They are growing more experienced, organized, and effective with every passing day. I know that there are many on the right who like to make fun of the left, but they are getting their shit together in one sock.

The longer this goes on, the more difficult and dangerous the coming civil war will be. They are training a large force of battle ready troops. By the time these people get into using deadly weapons, they will have already mastered the basics of tactical warfare. This report frankly worries the hell out of me.

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Did these lives matter?

A man and his stepdaughter were shot down after a career criminal rear ended the stepfather’s car in the woman’s drive way, then got out of his car and gunned them down in a fit of rage .

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You support WHAT?

Open letter to the NBA, NHL, protesters, BLM, and anyone else who is protesting the shooting of Jacob Blake:

The man you are defending was wanted for the sexual assault of his girlfriend. Read the criminal complaint that was the basis for the warrant he had for his arrest. He went to her house in the early hours of the morning on May 3. The woman said she awoke from her sleep to find Blake standing in her room, looming over her.

Blake, the 29-year-old father of the woman’s three children, reportedly demanded she return his possessions. “I want my shit,” Blake reportedly told the woman.

“As LNB lay there, on her back, the defendant, suddenly and without warning, reached his hand between her legs, penetrated her vaginally with a finger, pulled it out and sniffed it, and said, ‘Smells like you’ve been with other men,'” the graphic complaint reads.

Following the assault, Blake reportedly stole her vehicle and left the premises. The officer who took the woman’s statement said she had a “very difficult time telling him this and cried as she told how the defendant assaulted her.”

The woman said that Blake’s assault “caused her pain and humiliation and was done without her consent.”

Authorities charged Blake in July with felony third-degree sexual assault, misdemeanor trespassing, and disorderly conduct connected to domestic abuse.

This was the warrant that was active when he appeared at his ex-girlfriend’s house. He appeared there in the car that he had stolen from her during the incident in May and ordered his son into the vehicle. When the police arrived, they were notified of his warrant, and well as being notified that the wanted felon was known to carry weapons and threaten law enforcement.

He began to fight with the officers. He was shot twice with a TASER and simply shrugged it off. This is usually a sign of drug intoxication. He then walked away from the cops with purpose towards the driver’s door of the vehicle, even though officers were trying to restrain him. He wasn’t trying to get in- he was trying to retrieve something.

Under these circumstances, what else were the cops to do? He was a wanted rapist, known to be violent, in the middle of attacking his ex-girlfriend, the police, and kidnapping her child. By supporting him, you are saying that you support rapist kidnappers.

Of course, we know what BLM and the protesters REALLY want. It isn’t about Blake. It isn’t about cops. What this is, is that you hate America and everything it stands for. Despite the fact that you athletes are among the richest one percent of Americans, you hate this country and want to see it become a communist nation.

If you want a war, you will get one, but you won’t like it.