Dave Chappelle Is a Genius

For an update on the new charges Jussie Smollett faces, see Charges Renewed Against Smollett for Alleged False Report.

In the meantime, while we wait to see if this will impact Crimesha’s reelection, enjoy the following from Mr. Chappelle. (Crimesha is also known as Crook County State’s Attorney, Kim Foxx. Oh, look, a typo.)

Don’t ever forget what happened to that French actor. Do you know who I’m talking about? “Juicy Smool-yay.”

Any Bets on Whether or Not Justice Will Be Served?

Can Trump Derangement Syndrome be a basis for an insanity plea? Then there is bail reform, etc. Man accused of driving through Republican voter registration tent arrested.

Hours after a van plowed through a Republican Party tent where volunteers were registering voters, Jacksonville police arrested a 27-year-year man on two counts of aggravated assault on a person over 65 years old, criminal mischief and driving without a license.

I would categorize this as more of a botched terrorist attack, of the kind you usually find in Germany around Christmas markets.

Van Drives Through Republican Voter Registration Booth

The Headline doesn’t mention “Republican” voter registration booth. Jacksonville, Florida. Van plows through voter registration tent, narrowly missing volunteers.

Jacksonville police say a driver intentionally crashed a van through a tent where Duval County GOP volunteers were registering voters Saturday afternoon.

Nobody was injured in the 3:45 p.m. incident at the Walmart Supercenter

Police are mystified about what the motive might be. Hint: It rhymes with “Trump Derangement Syndrome.”

One of the volunteers managed to snap a photo of the van as it drove away, but it isn’t clear to me if you can make out a license plate.

Security people. The Left has become unhinged from the standards of civilization. Security is now required everywhere.

Media Bias, What Media Bias?

Really, you don’t think the US media is biased against Christians, do you? Cruelty to Animals Gets More Media Coverage than Beheaded Christians.

Starts out with a list of atrocities. Then notices the coverage of a Chinese pig.

Unfortunately, the murder of these Christians during the last month has been largely ignored by the Western media. “A slow-motion war is under way in Africa’s most populous country. It’s a massacre of Christians, massive in scale and horrific in brutality and the world has hardly noticed”, wrote the French philosopher, Bernard Henri Lévy.

While Christians were murdered in Nigeria, the global media ran a story of a pig being tied up and shoved off a bungee tower at a new theme park in China. The story went viral on BBC, The Independent, The New York Times, Sky News, Deutsche Welle and many other mainstream media outlets. The Chinese pig got more media coverage than any of these murdered Christians in Nigeria.

Human-rights? I remember a time when the Left, and the media (but I repeat myself) was all for protecting Human-rights.

Is the Jewish Community In New York Arming Up?

In NYC it is a “permit to own” not a permit to carry. Gun Permit Applications Surge Nearly 1,000% in New York Jewish Community.

And if it went from 1 to 10, or from 10 to 100, that would be 1000 percent. That is the trouble with small numbers, they don’t lend themselves to statistical reasoning.

And until NYC and New York State get rid of their insane gun laws it won’t help. They can’t carry guns on the street, so they will continue to be disarmed when they are attacked by the antisemitic monsters in NYC.

Still, it is a beginning. (Hat tip to New Jovian Thunderbolt.)

Anti-Semite Remains On New Jersey School Board

“I’ll take Antisemitism Is Okay When it Comes From the Left Alex.” Why the Jersey City official who called local Jews ‘brutes’ has not resigned.

In the days after a local official responded to the Jersey City shooting by calling local Jews “brutes” and expressing sympathy for the shooters, it appeared that pressure was quickly mounting for her to resign.

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop called for her to step down. So did New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy. The president of the Board of Education, Sudhan Thomas, told reporters he would introduce a resolution at the next meeting censuring her and asking her to resign.

Three weeks later, Board of Education member Joan Terrell-Paige is still in her post and it doesn’t look like she’s going anywhere.

Because hey, she’s a minority, and prejudice from minorities doesn’t count. Not when it is directed at Jews.

I Feel a Strong Disturbance in the Narrative

Because how can a bunch of blacks and Hispanics be White Supremacists, and the media knows those are the only kind of anti-Semites. Or the only kind they want to report on. The Left Ignores the ‘Wrong’ Kind of Anti-Semitism.

You might think that the upsurge in anti-Semitic attacks is a new thing. It isn’t. The media have been ignoring all the violence for months or years.

It’s not mere lack of focus and time preventing the media from taking anti-Semitism in New York seriously. It’s the identity of the attackers.

Armin Rosen wrote for Tablet Magazine back in July 2019 about the Jew hatred in New York and correctly noted “that the victims are most often outwardly identifiable, i.e., religious rather than secularized Jews, and the perpetrators who have been recorded on CCTV cameras are overwhelmingly black and Hispanic.”

How can they blame Trump or the Republicans for the actions of people (in some cases demonstrably) tied to the Democratic party? They can’t, so the bury the story.

Anti-Semitism grows when the victims become secondary and the perpetrators become primary. If you’re only concerned about anti-Semitism from white supremacists but utterly blithe about Jews being beaten in the streets of one of the nation’s largest cities by suspects who clearly are not white supremacists, you’re part of the problem. And that goes for those who govern New York, from de Blasio to Cuomo.

Hat tip to Blazing Cat Fur. As for the title of this post, Star Wars has been on my mind, but I have not seen the new movie.

Good Thing We Eliminated Mental Hospitals

Because aving crazy people running around is so much better. ‘We Knew He Was Crazy But Not Like This,’ Ex-Wife of Church Gunman Says.

Kinnunen’s ex-wife said he had a bad drug habit and lost touch with reality.

“We knew he was crazy but not like this,” Angela Holloway said. “I don’t wish this on anybody. I feel sorry for the victims. I really do.”

The list of restraining orders, assault charges, etc. at the link. So what happens when you have crazy people running around? They do bad things.

A side note, and a quote from one of the congregation.

“I was so surprised because I did not know that so many in the church were armed,” Isabel Arreola said, telling the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that she was sitting near the gunman, had never seen him before, looked like he was wearing a disguise and that he “made her uncomfortable.”

Good thing they were. (Hat tip to The Other McCain on that story.)

And of course, this is not an isolated incident. A clear-eyed look at Monsey attack: It looks like New York’s mental health failures were partly responsible for the attack at a rabbi’s home.

His long-time pastor couldn’t understand why he wasn’t institutionalized, telling one reporter, “There hasn’t been anyone who has given a real solution to deal with a grown man who is dealing with schizophrenia, other than ‘Go home and call us if something happens.’ ”

That is certainly the case in New York, and it’s Cuomo who bears the brunt of the blame for the state’s failed mental health policies. He continues to close psychiatric hospitals, refuses to take the lead in amending New York’s involuntary commitment standard, and, like Mayor de Blasio, is surrounded by people who refuse to focus mental health services on delivering treatment to the most seriously mentally ill.

Unfortunately, “when something happens” usually means something bad has happened.

Bill de Blasio Finally Does Something Right. Left Freaks Out.

Because the groups hated by the Left shouldn’t be offered protection from violence. Blue-Check SJWs Freak Out After NY Mayor Announces Protection for Jews.

Remember the deadly Dec. 10 attack just across the river in Jersey City, which was connected to the Black Hebrew Israelites cult. This followed months of reports of anti-Semitic harassment in New York perpetrated by black teenagers. Because the suspects were “people of color” (POC), these hate crimes were an embarrassment to the Left, which wants to blame Trump for increasing anti-Semitism.

So in response to record levels of antisemitic hate crimes in New York City, Bill de Blasio has promised increased levels of NYPD in the impacted neighborhoods. The Left is melting down.

David Klion is worried that “tens of thousands of people” are going to suffer “real costs” as a result of an increased law-enforcement presence to prevent hate crimes in New York’s Jewish neighborhoods. Klion seems to imply that arresting perpetrators of hate crimes is a bad thing, if the perpetrators are “POC.” Who thinks this way? Commies, that’s who — no joke.

As always, go read the whole thing. The Other McCain is a better writer than I am.

8 Antisemitic Attacks in NYC in One Week

Taking a page out of Chicago’s playbook. Woman accused of assaulting 3 Jewish women arrested again day after release.

Because keeping violent criminals in jail would be unfair. Or something.

A day after she was released without bail on charges stemming from the Friday attack, Tiffany Harris was charged with assault for slugging a 35-year-old in the face

Oh, and things are worse than I imagined.

On Friday, Harris allegedly assaulted three Orthodox women … — one of at least eight anti-Semitic incidents in the city last week.

“Yes, I slapped them. I cursed them out. I said ‘F-U, Jews,” Harris admitted to cops after that attack, according to a criminal complaint.

And for that she was released with No Bail. Because Bail is unfair.

Another Antisemitic Hate Crime in New York

Because that’s the way things are in 21st Century New York. LI Jewish community reacts to Hannukah stabbing in rabbi’s Monsey’s home.

Jewish leaders said the assault in Rockland County that wounded five people adds to a growing trend of anti-Semitism in the region and world that has caused [authorities] to increase security in some areas and forced congregants to be on alert.

A suspect is in custody.

Honor Killing in Houston

Because it is about 10th Century rules. Honor killings perpetrated by Ali Irsan in Houston, Texas: Love and Hate Crime investigates.

A series of 3 honor killings took place over 15 years in Houston, Texas. Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan orchestrated the murder of two sons-in-law, and a friend of his daughter, because they had supposedly insulted his family honor.

But of course the biggest insult….

Police believe that Ali Isran, a conservative Muslim, was enraged by his daughter, Nesreen, marrying Coty Beavers and converting to Christianity.

The Future is stupid.

Yazidi Woman Faces Down Man Who Raped Her When She Was 14

JusticeNo Justice for the Yazidi. Well, maybe a teaspoon’s worth. ‘Do you have feelings? Do you have any honour?’ Powerful moment a brave Yazidi former sex slave confronts the sobbing ISIS rapist who attacked her when she was just 14-years-old while he hangs his head in shame.

However, she revealed last year that her slaver and rapist, Abu Humam, had stopped her in the street in Stuttgart and said he knew where she lived.

Ashwaq said she ‘wanted to leave Germany immediately’ after the encounter and said she ‘felt better staying in a refugee camp’ in Iraq with her father after meeting her slaver.

He is arrested and in Iraqi custody. Germany would send him to a spa for 5 years. So some justice? I doubt it.

Hat tip to Blazing Cat Fur, who notes…

She should have been allowed to kill him.

That doesn’t compute for the Social Justice Warriors in the crowd. Of course the SJWs are not interested in actual justice.

Media Bias: Dutch Edition

So the media doesn’t seem to interested in reporting the details of this attack. Migrant gang attack on white teenager shocks the Netherlands.

And this isn’t just a story of media bias, it the story of a vicious hate crime.

This past week, the Netherlands watched in horror as a group of migrants in Gorinchem, chased a young white teenager and seriously assaulted him. Videos of the extremely violent scenes were circulating on social media and Twitter exploded with indignation. The term “Gorinchem” trended on Thursday as did “Moroccans”.

If you click thru, most of the original stories are from the Dutch press and in Dutch. And while Google will translate for you, it doesn’t do an especially good job with Dutch. Still, it will translate enough so that you can make out what they are writing about.

It seems that a while back, a Moroccan was attacked by a gang of whites. The media was all over the race of the victim and perpetrators, and even blamed Geert Wilders for the attack. Now that the shoe is on the other foot, “youth” versus “youth” is as detailed as they seem to be able to get. All or nothing. If you want to live with color-blindness, that’s fine, as long as you are consistent. But that is not the media’s modus opererandi. Race is important if you can attack the right people/groups.

Rounding Up a Despised Minority and Herding Them Into Camps

It sounds familiar somehow. But wouldn’t the press, UN, and others be up in arms over it? No, Impeachment is more popular. ‘Absolutely No Mercy’: Leaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions of Muslims.

But then the Media, the West generally were quiet during The Cultural Revolution, which was similarly hard on minority communities in China.

More than 400 pages of internal Chinese documents provide an unprecedented inside look at the crackdown on ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang region.

“Ethnic Minorities,” in this case, is NYSlimes weasel-wording for Uighur Muslims.

So what did these minorities do? They dared to think thoughts that were not approved by the party.

And if anyone dared to ask where their family members had gone…

The guide recommended increasingly firm replies telling the students that their relatives had been “infected” by the “virus” of Islamic radicalism and must be quarantined and cured. Even grandparents and family members who seemed too old to carry out violence could not be spared, officials were directed to say.

But you could substitute “Conservatism” for “Islamic radicalism” and the folks behind Antifa would be happy to unleash the same thing in this country.

Hat tip to The American Conservative, and Instapundit, who says, “I EAGERLY AWAIT COLIN KAEPERNICK AND THE NBA’S FORCEFUL CONDEMNATION OF THIS.” Me? I’m not holding my breath.

Paris Knife Attack and Radical Islam

Of course he did. Paris prosecutors: Police attack suspect adhered to ‘radical vision of Islam’.

Officials have not officially said there was a terrorist motive behind the attack, but handing a case to anti-terrorism prosecutors usually indicates a terrorism link is the focus of inquiries.

Ricard said his office had taken over the probe because of signs the crime was premeditated, the attacker’s desire to die and the nature of injuries found on at least one of the victims.

So why could they find this out in 2 days after the attack and not anytime in the past 10 years? Oh wait, they DID know. French police minister admits security failings over Paris attack.

On Sunday, Castaner said Harpon had caused alarm among his colleagues as far back as 2015, when he defended the massacre of 12 people at the Charlie Hebdo newspaper by two brothers vowing allegiance to Al-Qaeda.

But even though a police official charged with investigating suspected radicalisation among the force questioned Harpon’s colleagues, none of them wanted to file an official complaint.

They don’t say why no one would file an “official complaint.” Probably because they were afraid of the guy in question, but also afraid of being labeled racist.

So can we chalk this up to “death by Political Correctness?” It isn’t the first time PC has stopped action, and it won’t be the last.

Those Tolerant Folks on the Left

They will accept anyone, as long as you think exactly the way they want you to think. Abortion rights activists try to burn Mexico City cathedral.

This week has been a bit rough, but I don’t remember hearing or reading anything about this. And there seems to be exactly zero mentions in the mainstream media.

Amid a demonstration Saturday urging the legalisation of abortion, activists tried to set fire to the Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral.

In response to the Sept. 28 arson attempt, Catholics gathered before the front doors of the cathedral.

Police stopped the “protestors” from doing any more acts of terror, and fire department put the fire out. So do rioters on the left ever get called out? And this is the Catholic Herald.

Security Increased in NYC Ahead of High Holidays

Antisemitic hate crimes continue to be a problem in NYC. Youths Knock Shtreimels Off Jews in Williamsburg.

This article is most interesting (to me anyway) because of the statistics.

At an annual pre-High Holidays briefing at NYPD headquarters last week, Deputy Inspector Mark Molinari said there had been 301 hate crimes reported in the city through mid-September, compared to 217 in the same period of 2018. Of those crimes, 155 have been against Jews, compared with 97 in the comparable period last year.

Over 80% of the anti-Semitic incidents have been property crimes, the vast majority of which included the scrawling of swastikas.

The Lamestream Media hasn’t been giving these crimes much attention because narratives must be preserved.

So when NYPD arrests two African American “youths” [cue accent from My Cousin Vinny] the media isn’t that interested. NYPD Arrests Williamsburg Teens for Assaults on Orthodox Jews.

The two boys, both aged 13, are suspected of being part of a group that threw a metal pipe into the window of Volkan shul on Franklin Ave.

They were also knocking hats off Jewish men and boys. Because civil society is gone.

Third NYC Antisemitic Attack In One Week

Oh those kind and tolerant and diverse denizens of New York City. Orthodox Jewish Man Beaten With Belt On Brooklyn Street.

Police said the 45-year-old victim was walking home when he saw two men drinking in front of a synagogue near Avenue J and East 15th Street. They said there was some type of verbal dispute.

That’s when one of the men pushed the victim to the ground, took off his belt and started hitting the man in the face with it over and over again.

After 2 other hate crimes in the week.

Police said there have been nearly 150 anti-Semitic hate crime complaints in the city so far this year. That’s nearly double the number they saw at this time last year. Deutsch said the state needs to come up with stricter hate crime laws with tougher penalties to help hit back at hate.

I had a post ready to go on the normalization of antisemitism on the Left. Farrakhan calls Jews termites, and no one on the Left blinks an eye. David Karpf calls Bret Stephens a bedbug, and it is Stephen’s fault for blowing things out of proportion. And there is an epidemic of antisemitic hate crimes in New York, and you can barely find mention in the media, because the narrative must be preserved. Bill Maher is the only one on the Left calling out the BDS movement, and the media is even trying to ignore him.

“Let me read Omar Barghouti, one of the co-founders of the movement,” Maher added. “His quote: ‘No rational Palestinian … would ever accept a Jewish state in Palestine.’ So that’s where that comes from, this movement, someone who doesn’t even want a Jewish state at all. Somehow this side never gets presented in the American media. It’s very odd.”

Americans are ignorant of History. The Yom Kippur War and the following “Peace Process” that included – more than once – land for peace, which has never resulted in peace.

Another Antisemitic Attack in NYC

Am I just not tuned into the channels where the Left and the Media (but I repeat myself) is denouncing this kind of thing? NYPD Hate Crimes Unit Investigating Attack On Jewish Man In Crown Heights With Rock.

When 63-year-old Abraham Gopin exercised in Lincoln Terrace Park Tuesday morning, a woman warned him that a man on a nearby bench wasn’t right.

He was attacked with a “rock” (see below) and the guy jumped on him.

Gopin, who is Jewish and wears a long beard and yarmulke, says the man threw the rocks and then pounced on him like a crazed animal.

Twitter has a look at the “rock” in question.

For a really awful picture of a “person of interest” in the attack, see this link.

Oh, the tolerance of NYC… If a councilman can ask “Is it too dangerous” to be Jewish in NYC, then I think they have a hate problem.