Professionalism in Policing

Facepalm X 2Because between the Breonna Taylor screw up and the George Floyd execution, they don’t already look like a bunch of jackbooted thugs with sub-par intelligence. Some genius needs to add to the mix. Louisville PD apologizes for targeting news crew at protest.

A police officer was seen on camera firing what appeared to be pepper balls at a news crew during a live television broadcast of the second night of Louisville protests, prompting an apology from the Louisville Metro Police Department.

But have no fear. The cops are going to look into it, and “if [they] need to do any investigation for discipline,” it will happen. What could go wrong?

Karma Is a Bitch

From The Other McCain – Courageous Social Justice Activists Vandalize CNN Atlanta Headquarters.

I much prefer the bit from Proverbs. “Those who plant injustice will harvest disaster.” If you encourage rioters by calling them “mostly peaceful” (which granted, was actually done by MSNBC) then you can expect the waves to continue. But CNN and MSNBC have moving in lockstep for a very long time.

The Other McCain isn’t very upset about the situation in Atlanta…

Terrible? No, it’s beautiful. Karma is a beautiful thing.

Come on. Tell us how you really feel!

Saturday Roundup of Link Roundups

Wombat-socho at The Other McCain starts us off with In The Mailbox: 05.27.20.

Adam Piggott: Is There Life After Cats? also, Media Scum
American Conservative: The Conservative Case For The USPS
American Greatness: Former Mueller Prosecutor Weissmann Now Fundraising For Joe Biden

Bacon Time!!!! is up next with Wednesday Linkage.

The Other McCain COVID-19: The ‘Experts’ Are Clueless
Bustednuckles Minneapolis Is Burning

The Daley Gator – Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Friday (05/29/20).

Soldier Stops Active Shooter By Running Him Over With His Car – Daily Caller
When a man got out of his car on a crowded bridge between Kansas and Missouri and began shooting, Master Sergeant David Royer told his fiancée to call 911, hung up the phone, and ran over the gunman with his Chevy

EBL – Escape from New York.

EBL: Andrew Cuomo killed your Grandfather
NT: Andrew Cuomo admits he guessed all wrong
Independent: Amy Cooper is a liberal, that’s important…

MaddMedic at Freedom Is Just Another Word… – Ridiculous…PM..

Rules, MY rules are only for you peons…
Dictator Gretchen Whitmer spotted over Memorial Day weekend in restaurant, with NO mask, not social distancing

Again from Wombat-socho – In The Mailbox: 05.28.20.

This Ain’t Hell: Red China Passes Hong Kong Security Law, also, Valor For Sale
Victory Girls: Fact-Checker Needs Fact-Checking On Twitter
Volokh Conspiracy: 47 USC 230 And The Publisher/Distributor/Platform Distinction

The Right Way – Top of the News.

Keeping Things Civil: The Afterword to Empire by Orson Scott Card- American Digest
Politico Admits Democrats ‘Dread’ Fast Economic Rebound – Free North Carolina

Flopping Aces – The Week In Radical Leftism, 5/29/20.

MS-13NBC earns itself a well deserved smackdown from a citizen journalist. Damned shame they didn’t have a journalist present to capture the story.

One more time from Wombat-socho at The Other McCain – In The Mailbox: 05.29.20.

Louder With Crowder: MSNBC Claims #MinnesotaRiot Is Mostly Peaceful While Standing In Front Of A Burning Building
Vox Popoli: No More Hiding Behind 230, also, The Inevitable End

Again from EBL – Last of the Mohicans (1936)

Da Tech Guy: Jackson’s Party Trumps His Faith and U.S. Manufacturing a good thing?
Dispatches from the Camp of the Saints: Churches and Opening and Hard and Soft Wuhan Fascism

Maggie’s Farm – Wednesday morning links.

Kayleigh McEnany Calls Out Press Bias; Conservative Men Freak Out
The Price Of A Lockdown: Economic “Free Fall” In California
The COVID-19 shutdown will cost Americans millions of years of life

Doug Ross – Larwyn’s Linx: The Curious Flynn-Kislyak Call Gets Curiouser.

Andrew Cuomo managed to kill Grandma — and New York’s economy too: Bob McManus
Kudlow: Americans Poised For Great American Comeback: CTH
21% Growth in Q3?: BattleSwarm

I leave you with Cartoon Round Up…. from Theo Spark, and Thursday Memes … from MaddMedic at Freedom Is Just Another Word… and The shit I post on Facebook from Wirecutter.

Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

Self-defense has a long history in Washington State. Police: Everett homeowner shoots, kills burglar.

Investigators say it appears the man had broken into the home and was in a room where firearms were stored when the homeowner shot him.

Self-defense is a Human-right, and it appears to mostly by your legal right in Washington.

Where Would We Be Without Experts?

Go read the whole thing; it isn’t long. But I will highlight the stats, which caught my eye. COVID-19: The ‘Experts’ Are Clueless.

Something really went wrong in New York.

The per-capita death rate in Georgia remains 88% lower than New York’s; Florida’s rate is 93% lower and Texas is 96% lower.

Of course with more than 70,000 people per square mile, and a governor who set things up to kill old people in nursing homes, it’s hard to see how a virus wouldn’t ravage that city. And state.

A Live Song from Within Temptation

Sharon den AdelI don’t usually feature live songs on Musical Interlude, because frankly there are very few artists who sound as good live as they do in the studio. But we’ll make an exception to that rule (“It’s more like guidelines, really”) and feature a song from an acoustic concert given by a Heavy Metal band.

Within Temptation was started by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt, playing guitar and doing “unclean vocals,” though he only does studio work these days, he does not tour generally, though he does perform on this song. The band now includes Jeroen van Veen on bass, Ruud Jolie as lead guitar, Martijn Spierenburg playing keyboards, Mike Coolen on drums and Stefan Helleblad playing both rhythm and lead guitars.

This song is “The Cross” by Within Temptation from their 2009 album An Acoustic Night at the Theatre. It was recorded in November 2008 at Muziekcentrum Frits Philips in Eindhoven, which is a city in The Netherlands. Lyrics are at this link.

Minneapolis, Anarchy and Media Spin

Anarchy in Minneapolis: Democrats Celebrate Rioters Who Burned Down City

The idea that these criminals were “protesters” or “demonstrators” is an insult to the intelligence of everyone who watched — and the videos were streaming all over Twitter — as thieves and vandals not only destroyed a police precinct station, but looted or damaged some 170 businesses. The media, however, continued promoting the narrative that anyone who condemned the riots was thereby endorsing police brutality. This is what students of logic call the false dilemma fallacy,

Click thru and read the whole thing.

CDC, COVID-19 and Math

Because they never published the stats. CDC warns antibody testing still too inaccurate to use for coronavirus-related policy decisions.

The math is the point, but the upshot is that about half of the positive antibody tests are false positives.

In other words, less than half of those testing positive will truly have antibodies.

It is crazy, that they are only telling us these stats now.

Friday Links

Ace at Ace of Spades HQ starts us off with NBC Bans Reporters From Using the Word “Riots’ To Refer to The Minnesota Riots. Fox News seems to be doing the same thing.

The only difference between NBC and Fox is that NBC is being transparent about its censorship/euphemism — whereas Fox gives these orders behind the scenes

The Other McCain – ‘Fact-Based Truth’: MSNBC Demonized Ron DeSantis; Where’s the Apology?

Red State – WH Press Sec. Kayleigh McEnany Flattens Jim Acosta in Epic Exchange Where He Accidentally Reveals His Bias

Had Enough Therapy? – Kayleigh McEnany Calls Out Press Bias; Conservative Men Freak Out

Again from The Other McCain – U.S. Coronavirus Daily Deaths Have Decreased 43% in the Past Four Weeks

Moonbattery – The Price of Chivalry in Dhimmified Europe A Swede who died trying to protect a woman from being raped by a Muslim was called a Nazi. Because why else would he get involved.

Pirate’s Cove – Why Do Democrats Want Lockdowns To Continue? A Bad Economy Is Good For Their Election Chances

Adaptive Curmudgeon – TW200 Mods, Front Rack

Ignore for a moment that the wood stove appears to be hovering in space and the background has a hipster chick in a pretentious hat and a blonde eating a marshmallow that might be beat her in chess. The stove itself seems pretty solid.

Reclaim the Net – David Icke announces that he’s now banned from PayPal And other Big Tech monopolies. His crime?

Ironically, the interview that preceded this wave of censorship was titled “DAVID ICKE – THE CORONAVIRUS CONSPIRACY: HOW COVID-19 WILL SEIZE YOUR RIGHTS & DESTROY OUR ECONOMY.”

Babylon Bee – Revokes Genealogies Of African Americans Who Don’t Support Biden. The Babylon Bee strikes again.

OldAFSarge at Chant du Départ – The Other Side OldAFSarge has a post Memorial Day History Lesson and more. “We are all human.”

Krebs on Security – Riding the State Unemployment Fraud ‘Wave’ A “well-organized Nigerian crime ring” could snare 100s of millions of dollars. Of course.

Legal Insurrection – Shutdowns Have Brought New York City to the Brink of Economic Catastrophe

Self-defense is Legal in Vermont

JusticeI guess this is baffling to the folks in San Francisco. Why else would the cover it? Prosecutor says shooting at Royalton home was self-defense.

A non-fatal shooting at a Royalton home was in self-defense and no charges will be filed against the man who fired the shot, police said Tuesday, announcing the decision by the office of the Windsor County State’s Attorney.

The guy had a gun. The homeowner fired his own gun, hitting the guy in the leg.

Self-defense is a human-right.

The “complete collapse of Bluetooth security”

One day, we will have good security, but that day is not today.

So I’m behind on security. Bluetooth pairing flaw exposes devices to BIAS attacks.

Bluetooth-enabled devices including smartphones, laptops, tablets and Internet of Things (IoT) devices are vulnerable to attack due to fundamental flaws in the Bluetooth Basic Rate / Enhanced Data Rate (BR/EDR) configuration.

It is a specification-level vulnerability. That means EVERY Bluetooth device is vulnerable. Some will eventually be patched; many will not. The updated specification will be available “in the future.” (That’s the best info we have.)

But how often does the software in your car’s entertainment system get updated? Are there low-energy Bluetooth devices sprinkled around that won’t get updated? Of course there are.

The title of the post comes from the Show Notes for Security Now, episode 768. The notes are at this link. The video can be found at this link. The relative part of the video starts at about 1 hour, 4 minutes and a couple of seconds in. The quote of the day…

Our attacks are “standards compliant.”

Bluetooth is in literally billions of devices.

From the researchers…

To confirm that the BIAS attacks are practical, we successfully conducted them against 31Bluetooth devices (incorporating 28 unique Bluetooth chips) from major hardware and software vendors, implementing all the major Bluetooth versions, including Apple, Qualcomm, Intel, Cypress, Broadcom, Samsung, and CSR.

Every Bluetooth front door lock is currently vulnerable. Many, will probably remain vulnerable for all time.

Stupid Criminals of the Week

You could definitely file this under “A Failure of the Victim-selection Process.” 2 men, 2 teens charged with trying to rob off-duty cop near Lakeview police station.

How to be the stupid criminals of the week.

  1. Attempt a robbery near a police station.
  2. Try to rob an off-duty cop.

But the robbery failed and all five offenders ran when the sergeant pulled out a handgun and announced that he is a police officer, according to a CPD spokesperson. The robbery unfolded about 100 yards from the 19th District police station at 850 West Addison.

Four of five have been picked up. Bets on the deal they get from the State’s Attorney? (Kim Foxx isn’t fond of prosecuting miscreants.)

Officer Cody Holte

End of Watch. Grand Forks Police Officer killed in shooting identified.

This was over an eviction, or “Writ of Restitution.”

When the officers entered the apartment, Pendleton retreated to a bedroom. The deputies, after ordering Pendleton to come out of the bedroom several times, opened the bedroom door and were immediately met with heavy gunfire. The deputies retreated from the door and called for assistance.

The first officers to arrive on the scene were Corporal Patrick Torok and Officer Cody Holte. The two immediately entered the apartment where gunfire was exchanged between Pendleton and the officers. Pendleton was shot several times and was transported to Altru for his injuries. Corporal Ron Nord also suffered gunshot wounds and received medical attention.

Drugs Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

crime scene tapeThey make you do stuff that will get you killed. Florida homeowner fatally shot man who smashed through door.

So how should a 70-year-old man react to a stranger beating someone in his home? You can also file this under “Floridians are almost as heavily armed as Texans.”

The soon-to-be dead-guy was walking the neighborhood acting “erratically.” The homeowner went inside to get away from him.

Deputies said Edwards then smashed through the glass front door and began beating a woman inside. [It was the homeowner’s wife.] The homeowner, who is in his 70s, went upstairs and got his gun, firing several shots at Edwards.

The woman was taken to the hospital. The guy on drugs was taken to the morgue.

His rental home, a short distance away, was found to contain illegal drugs and kids.

Each adult inside the home was arrested and charged with child neglect and other charges.

4 Cops Fired in Death of George Floyd

It’s a first step. Must not be the last step. 4 Minneapolis police officers fired following death of George Floyd in police custody.

My only prediction, is that within whatever required time-frame applies, the union will sue to get their jobs back based on the fact that they weren’t given an opportunity to defend themselves. Or something along those lines.

Another County Struggles to Deal with 1990s Tech

A couple of weeks old, but still worth a look. Wright County Receives Grant To Get Closer To Completion Of Next Generation 911.

And by “Next Generation” they mean those newfangled cellular telephones that everyone is using now.

For almost a decade, Minnesota has been in the process of creating an enhanced Next Generation 911 emergency calling system. Catching up with the challenges created with technological advancements that don’t use the traditional means of accessing the 911 system – computers and wireless devices – the need was identified to get past the antiquated landline phone system used to identify callers when the 911 system was created and those advanced technologies didn’t exist

“I’m gonna party like it’s 1999” is running thru my head right now.

Hey, points for trying. You would have gotten more points if you hadn’t waited 30 years to see if this technology was going to catch on.

For those not paying close attention, 2 things happened in 1991. The 2G specification (GSM) was written and released, and Sony introduced the lithium-ion battery. Nokia introduced their 1st cellular/GSM phone in 1992, and Motorola introduced the first cellular phone that was a Flip Phone (the Startac) in 1996.

This is the technology, together with GPS data, that cities and counties are struggling to deal with.

Crime In Chicago Must Be Under Control

Since the Mayor seems to think the best use for cops is to violate the First Amendment. Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Defies President Trump — Sends Armed Police Squad to Shut Down Black Baptist Church in Southside Chicago.

And while I applaud the fact that Trump thinks churches and houses of worship are “essential,” I would be more impressed if Mayor Lightfoot, et al would respect the Constitution, and our Liberty.

On Sunday the Chicago mayor defied President Trump and sent an armed police squad to a Black Baptist Church on the Southside of Chicago.

Anti-Christian bias is OK with the media, I guess, because no one from the MSM seems to care. Though if a white politician did this, I think the press would have a field day.

But then we know that Crime in Chicago is NOT under control. So maybe this is supposed to be a distraction from the failed state that is the Windy City.

And why are cops tearing up the Constitution? Because they are mostly thugs, and they are worried about their pensions. (In Chicago, they need to be worried, since the pension funds are broke.) They are happy to break up Jewish services in New York City. They are happy to stop Christians in Chicago. Cops from all over the country were more than happy to tear up the 2nd Amendment after Hurricane Katrina. (All it took was an order from The Sheriff!) Protect the Constitution? Obey Their Authority!

Oh My God, Karen!

At this point, I have trouble feeling sorry for whatever happens to her. Cooped up: A shameful Central Park encounter demands all New Yorkers be better people.

Amy Cooper and Christian Cooper (no relation) had a disagreement about her dog.

The fallout has been typical. Despite apologizing, she’s since been fired. Her dog’s been taken into protective custody. (I’m not joking). Those are pretty high prices to pay.

She played the reverse-race card and lost. She called 911 and complained about an “African American.” There are enough stories, just on this blog, about what that can lead to, to know that she is willing to see this man dead. Because he asked her to obey the law. A law she didn’t want to obey.

No. If more Karens paid more prices, then there would be fewer people (why are most of them women?) who want to Speak to the Manger. And calling 911, and being all “I’m threatened by a Black Man” is about as “speak to the manager” as it gets.

Here’s a clue. If you’re threatened. Defend yourself. If your not threatened. Grow the fuck up.