Trigger Warning: Political Incorrectness Ahead

This guy is really poking the alligator with a stick. Can we tell “the truth about who kills women in this country”?.

Jessica Valenti is a feminist and a liar, but I repeat myself. A couple of weeks ago, Valenti invited scrutiny of her truthfulness by responding to the murder of a young woman in Iowa.

So who does kill who in this country? Click thru and see a review of the 2016 FBI Uniform Crime Report’s statistics.

Hat tip to Robert Stacy McCain (who also wrote the original article posted above.)

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Groups of Teens Terrorize Chicago

OK, Terrorize might be overstating it a bit. But not by much. Cops are prevented from doing anything about it. By policy. Chicago’s Zulu War: ‘The Cops Have Told Us They Aren’t Gonna Touch Them’.

Most of the source material – the quality material anyway – comes from Second City Cop and Crime in Wrigleyville and Boystown. I was tempted to post on this, because I read both of those blogs, but I cover Chicago more than I probably should.

A startling reality of life in Chicago is that gangs of black teenagers roam the streets randomly assaulting white people:

If you follow all the links there are security videos of some of the incidents. Even some major news outlets have been forced to pay attention, though the Tribune and Sun Times have tried to ignore the issue.

As for the police response (from Second City Cop)

a Chicago police officer says department policy prohibits them from taking effective preventive measures: “All we’re allowed to do now is ‘herd’ them toward [Chicago Transit Authority] stations.”

And a note that Civilization is starting to slip away in Chicago.

August in Chicago

It had a record setting day. HeyJackass! has the August Wrap-up.

Given the end Summer Shooting Season will be upon us this coming Labor Day weekend, we figured we’d post our August Wrap-up prior to the final Shoot-O-Rahm-a and tweak it as needed.

That record setting day was on the weekend of Lollapalooza, and saw 49 people shot. As of this writing, there were 52 people killed, and 297 people wounded in Chicago in the month of August. (That is sure to go up before midnight.)

See HeyJackass! for all the statistics.

Second City Cop on Chicago’s Meltdown

Perhaps you’ve heard that the weekend in Chicago was pretty bad. How Many Mass Shootings?

Chief of Patrol, Fred Waller, said it wasn’t because of Lollapalooza. Those cops were all on their regular days-off. So what did cause the 66 shootings?

How about we attribute it to de-policing? The “ACLU Effect”? ExamScam II and its detrimental effect on morale? Or the upcoming “consent decree” that was created without a single cops voice or opinion? There are four reasons right there.

So, where was Pfleger during all this? Livingston? Jesse? Tio? All these marches sure are driving down the crime numbers, right? A few other questions:

  • How many of these shootings were by Concealed Carriers?
  • ….by people (or folks) with FOID cards?
  • ….by NRA members?
  • How many were shot by the Chicago Police Department?

Or does that not fit the narratives being thrown around?

I would add a few names to that litany of “where were they?” But that’s enough to be going on with for now.

And Mayor Rahm Emanuel, is making even less sense than usual.

people did not pull the trigger.”

You know, I never knew that my guns, could get up, jump out of their cases, open the safe and shoot of their own accord. It’s a good thing Rahm Emanuel is here to tell us how the universe works. </sarcasm>

Cook County has been practicing a type of Criminal Justice that continually trades down the severity of the crime tried (or pleaded) and the sentence handed down. They have made it cheaper (because putting criminals in prison is bad) and now they have more of it.

HeyJackass! has the complete and depressing tally.

Baltimore After Freddie Gray

This is truly a clusterfuck. Baltimore police stopped noticing crime after Freddie Gray’s death. A wave of killings followed.

People complained about the cops – and rightly so. The Justice Department investigated, though that has slacked off. It seems police have stopped being proactive. The net result is crime and murder have skyrocketed.

Just before a wave of violence turned Baltimore into the nation’s deadliest big city, a curious thing happened to its police force: officers suddenly seemed to stop noticing crime.

And Baltimore is the most dangerous city. Chicago has them beat on the shear number of murders, but the difference in size means that the rate of murder (and other crimes) is higher by far.

Police interviewing people dropped by 70 percent. The stopping of drug deals “on view” dropped by 30 percent. They will respond to a 911 call, but that is all.

“Immediately upon the riot, policing changed in Baltimore, and it changed very dramatically,” says Donald Norris, an emeritus professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, who reviewed USA TODAY’s analysis. “The outcome of that change in policing has been a lot more crime in Baltimore, especially murders, and people are getting away with those murders.”

There are some interesting graphics at that linked article, that show the dramatic ways crime has changed and the impact on the city and its neighborhoods. (A map about ½ way down shows how the murder rate changed over the years before 2015, and in the years since.

In this age where everything is seen through a lens of what group you belong to, the one statistic that is absent is race. Race of people killed. Race of people impacted by the increase in lawlessness. You only get a few interviews for a view of the impact all these changes have had on the citizens of Baltimore.

Drug dealers have worked Baltimore’s street corners for decades. But [Rev. Rodney Hudson, the pastor of AMES United Methodist Church in West Baltimore] says it has been years since he has seen so many young men selling so brazenly in so many places. Dealers, he says, “are taking advantage” of a newly timid police force

People, who do bad things, should be punished, and that includes the police. Maybe it should even be that police are held to a higher standard. But in the aftermath of the Baltimore riots, and the Ferguson riots, etc. police seem have stepped back from policing. Baltimore is an especially egregious example, but they are not alone in seeing this kind of impact. And if the people of Baltimore are ever going to get their city back from the gangs and drug dealers, they are going to need more help from the police. I wish I knew how we get there from where we are, but painting police as the enemy, and everything they do as evil and/or suspect (as the Obama administration did) is probably not the best strategy.

97.8% of Mass Public Shootings Happen in Gun-free Zones

This study has been updated. It covers 1950, through data available as of May 24th of this year. UPDATED: Mass Public Shootings keep occurring in Gun-Free Zones: 97.8% of attacks since 1950

You should just go look at the images. You should also read the article, but I know it most will categorize it as TLDR. But you should read it. But here’s something that the Left will explode over.

The official FBI definition of mass public shootings excludes “shootings that resulted from gang or drug violence” or that occurred in the commission of another crime such as robbery. The reason for this is pretty obvious: the causes and solutions for gang shootings over drug turf are dramatically different than the types of mass public shootings that we see at schools and malls where the point of the attack is to kill as many people as possible.

But it is the official FBI definition.

The Hat tip goes to The Price of Liberty, and Nathan Barton’s Things to do to keep from getting shot. You should go read that too. (It’s a baker’s dozen of things, most of which are easy to do. And it is a good list!)

Longer Sentences Under Get-tough Gun Law? Not in Chicago!

JusticeIf you make something less-expensive, you will see more of it. Number of longer sentences in Cook County under new get-tough gun law? Zero | Chicago Sun-Times

The aim of the law was simple: Repeat gun offenders in Illinois would face tougher sentences.

But a Chicago Sun-Times review of sentences in Cook County since that new law took effect in January has found that no one is actually being hit with those stiffer sentences.

The so-called Criminal Justice System in Cook County/Chicago is not interested in stopping gun crime. (Well, the cops are interested, but they have been abandoned by just about everyone else in City/County government.) Hat tip to Second City Cop.