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Crime Race baiting

Inside a liberal’s head: thoughts on the cops

Thanks to Big Country, I saw a story that came out yesterday about the Seattle Police Department no longer performing traffic stops. I met my wife after work last night- we went to the house of one of her friends. Another of her liberal teacher friends who was there was talking about this story with me. He is all in favor of it. I shot several holes in his argument.

His claim was that there is no reason for police to do a traffic stop when they can simply take down your tag number and mail a ticket to your house. Traffic stops, he says, are an escalation and almost ensures that the subjects of these stops will be nervous or scared, thus also ensuring that there will be some kind of violence that will end with the police shooting people.

I replied, “So you don’t think the cops should ever stop anyone?” He replied no, and I told him that as a paramedic who has responded to perhaps 25,000 car accidents in his career and seen hundreds of fatalities as a result, that I disagree. People would soon drive even worse than they already do. He replied that people mainly have any good driving habits because they are afraid of getting a ticket, so mailing out those tickets would have the same effect.

This was where I laughed and said, “I will just remove the license plate from my car and never get another ticket in my life. After all, if there are no traffic stops, without a tag, you have no idea where to send the ticket.”

His reply was that, of course police would stop you for no tags. I said, “Oh, so SOME traffic stops are ok?” He says yes, in cases where there are no tags, or for safety reasons. So now I move on to- what about suspected DUI? Yes. What about someone speeding? Yes, but only if someone is 25 mph or more over the speed limit. What would prevent the police from simply lowering speed limits by 25 mph? What about the kid who gets hit by a car going 44 mph in a school zone?

So then he moved the goalposts. He said that his problem was that the police use traffic stops to profile people. His daughter (white, liberal, purple hair and many piercings) lives in a ghetto, all black neighborhood and drives a red, lowrider Honda with dark tinted windows. She “gets pulled over all of the time” they question her and then “let her go because she is white.”

I said, “But profiling works.” He replied: “What?”

“Look, you are a cop. You are trying to prevent crime, or at least catch a criminal. It’s kind of your job. Which scenario will likely accomplish that- Stopping a 60 year old man driving a Lexus in a neighborhood of half million dollar homes, or a red Honda with dark tinted windows and a coffee can muffler being driven by a couple of white kids in an all black neighborhood that is notorious for drug sales and random drive by shootings?”

To his credit, he admitted that the Honda is most likely. Then I said, “Could it be that they let your daughter go because they could see that she wasn’t breaking the law, and not merely because she was white? Is it possible that they let black people go without a ticket as well?”

Then I had to let it go, because my wife was giving me “the look” for grilling her coworkers.

The fact is this: Florida did a study of traffic stops. They found out that blacks are not stopped in numbers that are out of proportion to the population of the areas where the stop is made. That is, in areas where all of the residents are black, police stop- mostly black people. Not because they are black, but because that is who is driving in that area.

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Race baiting

Black gun stores are racist

Amid all of this talk about how white supremacy is the largest threat to America, we see this article. To date, we hear about how the gun culture is filled with whites who hate the fact that black people want guns. This article shows something different.

Blacks are arming themselves because they don’t like whites, if this story is to be believed. The black gun store owner showcased in the story had this to say:

“It was a terrifying, horrible experience, not just because I was buying the gun; it was because of how I was treated,” Solomon told NBC News. “I looked around the room and there was nothing but white men behind the counter. There wasn’t even a woman there.”

She claims to have been treated badly, but the only thing she can point to is that there were no women or blacks working there. The story then doubles down:

After watching report after report of police killings of Black people and her experience living in a predominantly pro-Trump neighborhood, she decided to buy a gun.

Still a third black woman had a gun buying experience:

The class of 20 new gun owners was predominantly Black — exactly what fellow student Erin Wood was looking for. “It’s just nice to have people that look like you in the group. It just makes you feel a little more comfortable to have the instructors be from your community,” Wood said, emphasizing that she sought out Redstone Firearms specifically because it is Black-owned.

Had this story been reversed, and a white gun store owner or gun buyer would have said they want to buy guns and take classes from people who look like them, Biden’s DHS would be dropping a JDAM on the store by now.

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Criminals Race baiting

BLM in NC

A police shooting in Elizabeth City, NC has caused BLM to start rabble rousing in the area. One of my friends from my days in the Navy lives in the area and found the following note on his front door last night. How is this different from the Klan?

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Race baiting

No police?

The founder of BLM says that we need to abolish prisons, jails, and police.

Would she still feel the same if someone were destroying or burglarizing one of the five houses she bought with the money that her followers donated?

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Insanity Race baiting

New Book

It is sad to me that satire is becoming reality.

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Race baiting

Justification

The woman who was in the middle of being stabbed when the Columbus police officer rescued her by shooting and killing her attacker thanks the officer.

The press wants to know if it is worth it to kill one person to save another. Here is the live report:

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Criminals Race baiting

Ghetto Lottery

You remember this story about the three “black teens” who were pulled over when police mistook their vehicle for one reported stolen? So the story goes that once the cops tried to pull over the vehicle, the driver attempted to run over the cops, shots were fired, then it turned out that two were killed, the survivor was a convicted felon, and three stolen guns and drugs were found in the car.

Yeah, well now the parents of the two dead ones have teamed up with race baiting ambulance chaser Benjamin Crump (of Trayvon Martin fame) and are suing the Brevard Sheriff for millions.

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Race baiting

Chauvin prediction

The jury will get the Chauvin trial today. I expect that deliberations won’t take long. We should have a verdict by tomorrow night. Here is my hot take:

Chauvin will go to jail. How he gets there, and what he is convicted of, will depend on a few of things.

The jury:

No matter what the evidence says, the jury hasn’t been in a news blackout. We KNOW that there are people who desperately wanted on that jury, and they made it. The jury also knows that eventually, they will be doxxed. For those reasons, I would have made sure that I was not picked for this jury. There is NO WAY I would put myself in this position, if I thought there was the remotest chance that I would be morally compelled to vote “not guilty” because I know what that would mean to my future. The people on that jury are not stupid, and they likely see things the same way. For that reason, I don’t see any verdict other than guilty being possible.

The Democrats:

Never let a crisis go to waste. The Democrats NEED Chauvin to be not guilty, at least of the most serious charges. What’s that, you say? Aren’t the Democrats the ones who WANT Chauvin convicted? No, they aren’t- what the Democrats need is an energized electorate who is angry enough to demand that things change. Mollifying them by tossing Chauvin in jail doesn’t do that. They need perceived ‘injustice’, they need rioting, they need anger. Now that doesn’t happen if Chauvin is convicted on the most serious charges. So mark this one down as “guilty, but of lesser charges” or perhaps even walking away on the state charges, but later tossed in jail on Federal charges like the cops in the Rodney King trials. That will produce rioting and allow more power to be seized on the heels of this ‘crisis’.

In the meantime, stay away from cities and stay away from large groups of black people, at least until things cool down a bit.

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Race baiting

Disney more woke?

Having lived in the shadow of the mouse for decades, I can’t tell you just how stunning it is that Disney World is relaxing grooming requirements- called “The Disney Look.” The story behind that is that Walt Disney once took his brother’s children to a carnival. He saw the unkempt workers and decided that he wanted to open a park where a family could take their children to see a wholesome, family oriented carnival. The idea of Disneyland was born, and that look remained unchained for over four decades.

Now all of that is changing. Disney says that they want to be more inclusive. One of the people in comments wasn’t happy and said so. One lefty responded:

“Cast Members” include all employees, not just those who dress up as characters. Those who clean the bathrooms, man the retail shops, the food service workers etc. ALL employees, not just the characters. So this is great, makes more opportunity for more people, If the MAGA crowd cannot stand to even LOOK at people different than they are, I suggest they go somewhere, like an island, where they can all look at each other and not be offended.

This is more projection- I am betting you that if the tattoo looks like this, the person criticizing above wouldn’t be so supportive of inclusion.

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Race baiting

Not fitting the narrative

Whites are being blamed for an alleged rise in “Asian hate crimes” across the country.

Until it turns out that the people doing it aren’t white. And they were on parole for stabbing and killing their own mother.