The Left Really Hates Felony Murder

The Left and the Media (but I repeat myself) have been tearing into the Felony Murder charges, that originated from a self-defense shooting in Illinois, all week. Now “the ministers” are involved. Ministers call for wider investigation into death of teen shot by homeowner during attempted car theft.

The lies are repeated with no push-back or clarification.

On August 13, Lake County prosecutors said Swopes was one in a stolen car full of six teenagers. Prosecutors said when the teens tried to steal a car in Old Mill Creek around 3 a.m., the 75-year-old homeowner fired a single fatal shot, hitting Swopes in the head.

“He has a right to conceal carry,” said Rev. Ira Acree, “but not the right to take the law into his own hands.”

He didn’t “take the law into his own hands.” He defended himself from an imminent attack, by at least two attackers, one of whom was armed with a 10-inch knife. But why clutter the issue with facts?

They also hate that the dead-kid’s cousins are charged with a crime. Be responsible for the completely foreseeable consequences of your actions? What is this, the 20th Century?

The Tribune has been going at this story with hammer and tongs (that’s one columnist) all week. I’ve been trying to ignore their coverage because media bias is annoying.

And they keep going on about “concealed carry.” The guy who defended himself was standing on his own porch. Even in the People’s Republic of Illinois, you don’t need a Concealed Carry License to be armed on your own property.

Lies, Damn Lies and Media Bias

Because being held responsible for the foreseeable consequences of your actions is not fair. At least not to the Liberal mindset. Column: Five Chicago teenagers are charged with a murder police know they did not commit. In Illinois, it’s legal.

The lie is right up front.

A 14-year-old boy was shot and killed for allegedly trying to steal a car from a driveway.

The homeowner didn’t shoot because they were stealing his car. The homeowner opened fire because two of the “teens” were approaching him, one of whom was armed with a knife. Hence the self-defense part of the story. The original posting on this incident can be found at the following link. Felony Murder in Illinois.

And the fact that The Left HATES Felony Murder, because why should you be responsible for the consequences of your actions? That would be just plain crazy. (At least the way the politicians in Chicago see things.)

the five teenagers who were with him were charged with a murder they did not commit.

The 2 quotes I have above are actually 2 clauses from 1 sentence in the first paragraph of this article. The 2nd paragraph contains another lie.

That’s because of an obscure Illinois law that allows authorities to charge people with murder if someone dies during the commission of a serious crime, whether they personally inflicted the injury or not. In this case, the crime was burglary.

Felony Murder is NOT an obscure law. Not even though The Left would love to consign it to that status. (See the tag at the bottom of this post.)

Now this is a column, not a news article even though it tries to come across as one. So some opinion is expected.

Without question, these kids deserve to be held accountable if this is true. But charging them with murder? That’s ridiculous.

What’s ridiculous is expecting the rest of the country to follow Chicago down the “no consequences” path to destruction. And lack of consequences is exactly what the Tribune is pushing for.

It is wrong to charge teenagers with a murder they clearly did not intend to happen and likely never even considered might happen.

Both the teenagers (who are being charged as adults) and the legal adult should have thought about consequences, but of course in Cook County, there aren’t any. And the columnist needs to grow up a little as well. Those “teens” were armed with a knife, and threaten the homeowner. I doubt she would be crying crocodile tears if they had stabbed the homeowner in Lake County.

Oh, and the Sun-Times doesn’t want to be left out. EDITORIAL: Charge of murder against five teens in Gurnee shooting is a stretch .

That said, we believe the Lake County state’s attorney’s office went too far — following a state law that goes too far — in charging five of the teenagers with murder after the alleged auto theft went awry and the sixth teenager was shot and killed.

Because being responsible for the foreseeable consequences of your actions is unfair. Or something.

A Politician Telling Lies?

I’m shocked… From Power Line – Warren’s Ferguson lie.

Tremoglie recalls: “Michael Brown was not murdered. Michael Brown was shot by officer Darren Wilson in an act of self-defense. This is why the grand jury declined to indict Wilson for murder or manslaughter, and it was also the conclusion of the Obama administration’s Department of Justice.”

So can she be sued for libel or slander or whatever?

People Don’t Trust the Story Regarding Epstein

Not that everyone believes one version of events, just that no one is buying the official line. Via Moonbattery – Epstein and Public Trust.

Maybe the best thing about the demise of Jeffrey Epstein is that the story is too lurid to escape widespread attention and too fishy not to erode public gullibility regarding the trustworthiness of Big Government and Big Media.

A video from Black Pidgeon Speaks at the link.

They Can’t Even Put “Fight” in the Headline

That’s how much they hate the idea that anyone might stand up for themselves. In the Event of an Active Shooter “Run, Escape and Hide”.

They can’t keep it out of the story.

Sgt. James Coughlin says he wants people to remember three points:

  1. Run as far away as you can if you hear gun shots.
  2. If you are able to escape, find cover and hide.
  3. Defend yourself at all costs.

And Sgt Coughlin actually says “fight” as a last resort.

But according to the Left, all violence is bad. Even if it saves your life.

Twitter Doesn’t Like the Truth

Especially when the truth contradicts what the WaPo, NYSlimes, et al are writing about. Punished for tweeting the truth.

In March, I tweeted that the perpetrator of the New Zealand mosque shooting was “a socialist, environmentalist, who hates capitalists & free trade.” I also wrote that the killer believed his attack would “lead to more gun control” in New Zealand and the United States.

What I tweeted was entirely accurate, and Twitter hasn’t bothered to provide me with an explanation for why they locked my account, but they have made clear that it was this tweet that supposedly violated their terms.

I’ve come to the conclusion that continuing to use Twitter is to agree to all this insanity.

Self-defense Caught on Video Doorbell System

And this wins the “Most Misleading Headline of the Month” award, since he wasn’t shot until AFTER he broke in. Man shouted profanity, shot by homeowner in Woodbine incident.

Upon review of the footage, police said Espinoza can be heard shouting, saying at one time “I’m going to f— you up,” and, “you want a piece of this s—.” Espinoza was wearing no shirt or shoes at the time, and that he may have been drinking. Police said he had been staying with friends at a house in the neighborhood.

When he pushes the door open, he gets shot. He died of his injuries

The investigation is ongoing, but no charges so far.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Panic: That’s What they Want – OR – OMG!!! No Radiation!

This article seems designed to generate “PANIC,” so at least their being honest. Nuclear reactor PANIC: Russia shuts down three reactors in a WEEK following malfunction.

You could also say, that nothing happened and no radiation was released. But that won’t generate “PANIC!”

A short circuit cause 3 reactors to trip and shut down. In other words, the safety protocols worked exactly as intended.

The statement read: “The radiation level at the station and adjacent territory remains unchanged and is in line with natural background levels.” According to a source the reactors should be back up and running again within a day

But they use this non-event as an excuse to go on at length about Chernobyl, because that is all reporters know about nuclear power. (The last time they took a science class was in high school, and they got a C.) That the reactors in question where built in the 21st Century, to modern design, is beside the point. They just want PANIC! I’m sure they’ll get it.

People Are Surprised That Actions Have Consequences

In this case the action is the entire #MeToo movement, and rational response to it. Mississippi Gubernatorial Candidate’s Condition For Female Reporter: Bring A Man.

Robert Foster doesn’t want to deal with a bunch of #MeToo issues, and so is protecting himself. I for one, don’t blame him. This guy’s policy predates #MeToo, but makes sense given the type of accusations that are likely to be thrown around.

In the days since, Foster has continued to “stick to his guns,” saying “perception is reality in this world.” He maintains that he’s been dogged by professional political trackers for the past seven months who are itching to get something incriminating on him. “They’re looking to try and manipulate anything they can to try to hurt my character and hurt my chances in this campaign,” he said.

And so he is taking steps to ensure he can’t be hurt for something he didn’t do.

As has been noted elsewhere, this whole “guilty with no way to prove you’re innocence” movement has set women back decades. “Perception is reality.” Feelings are more important than facts. And due process is a 19th Century idea.

CNN Hates Anyone Who Disagrees With Them

Because CNN only cares about Left-wing journalists. Nolte: CNN’s Brian Stelter Downplays Antifa’s Brutal Beating of Andy Ngo.

CNN’s Brian Stelter deliberately downplayed the brutal beating of journalist Andy Ngo at the hands of the left-wing terrorist group Antifa.

Video shows that while doing nothing more provocative than covering the event, Ngo was sucker-punched in the face by a masked thug. Then, as he covered his injured face, Ngo was swarmed by black-clad hooligans who viciously kicked and pushed Ngo while throwing containers of liquid at him.

It seems I was just reading a story about how all journalists were bent out of shape because of threats against journalists. I guess that was only about Left-wing journalists too.

Dr. Lott Schools a Radio “Host” on Gun Crime

A 16 minute recording that is worth your time. At least I think it is. Worth a listen: On KSRO to talk about the gun control debate.

Dr. John Lott was on KSRO’s Pat Kerrigan Show to debate general gun control issues. Kerrigan is a gun control advocate so it was a lively discussion. Among the issues discussed was that gun bans have always been associated with increased murder rates.

The Media Is Not Giving Us the Whole Story. Again

It’s almost like they are biased against gun owners. Texas homeowner shoots man he caught sleeping in front yard, deputies say.

They are going on and on about the guy being asleep. He had been asleep. Past tense. Then the attack started.

The man had allegedly been sleeping in the yard, and the homeowner woke him up. That’s when he confronted the man and got into a physical fight with him on the lawn.

When the man lunged at him, the homeowner opened fire, hitting him in the arm and abdomen.

Neighbors are shocked to discover that they live in The Real World™ and in Texas. Before he was shot, he was banging on doors and banging on cars in the neighborhood.

Neighbor Melissa Elrod said the commotion of the banging on her garage door woke up her daughter around 4:30 a.m. Moments later, she heard shots.

“It’s scary, it’s scary. My daughter is five feet from that,” Elrod said.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Teenager or Legal Adult? Why Is the Media So Confused?

Actually they’re more biased than confused. Teen arrested in connection with shooting of man found dead in vehicle in Green Valley Ranch.

Denver police arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with the shooting death of another man found in a vehicle in the Green Valley Ranch neighborhood.

“Teen” always makes me think of 14 or 15 years. Not someone who will be tried as a legal adult. But then I’m not trying to make you feel sorry for the felon. The dead guy had a single gunshot wound to the head. I don’t want you to feel angry at the killer.

The Story Behind the Memphis Shooting (and Riots)

Because the media doesn’t seem to want to talk about what lead up to this. Memphis.

Just so we have this straight:

  • named offender in a Mississippi shooting flees to Tennessee
  • makes a video saying how he’s not going down without a fight
  • is tracked down by US Marshals – not Memphis PD
  • rams numerous law enforcement vehicles
  • exits car with a gun

This is the guy who got shot by Memphis police and/or US Marshals. This is guy the riots are about. They’re not “rowdy protestors,” no matter what the media says.

In Mississippi he shot a guy 5 times. It isn’t clear to me why, though they were negotiating over a car that was for sale.

Sharia Law in Berlin and Beyond

Yes it is in German. Use Google translate. (or see the Breibart link below.) Islamist moralists terrorize Berlin (Original: Islamistische Moralwächter terrorisieren Berliner).

A group of Islamist thugs threatened and assaulted Chechens living in Berlin , especially women and their contacts, for alleged violations of their archaic morality . Some victims were said to have been seriously injured.

No comment from police. No comment from the Bundeskanzler (Angela Merkel) Hat tip to Breitbart.

In a related story, Swedish police had to walk-back comments that said Christian Extremism was just as much a problem in that country as Islamic extremism. The police take back claims of Christian extremism in vulnerable areas. And yes, this one is in Swedish. See my comment about Google translate.

In a radio interview, a police chief had the following to say (as translated).

The SR reporter then asked if it was also about Christians, Hindus and Buddhists.

– Yes exactly. Together with the security police, we see that different forms of recruitment, different forms of bringing young people towards extremist views are stronger in vulnerable areas than generally in society, Löfving replied.

But when a Christian publication asked for more details, they were told there is no Christian extremism to speak of.

How The Media Silence Conservative Women

From Prager University… Who Does the Media Most Want to Silence?

In the mainstream media, women on the left are almost always portrayed as paragons of compassion and virtue. But when it comes to conservative women, it’s a different story. Why is this? Heather Higgins, chairman of Independent Women’s Forum and CEO of Independent Women’s Voice, explains the reasons behind the double standard.

Note: YouTube is refusing to play this video AT ALL on Firefox, with some privacy settings/extensions enabled. It would play for me under MS Edge with no extensions. So there’s that. Exactly how much does YouTube/Google/Alphabet hate Prager U? It would seem like a lot.

Hat tip to Crowder.

The IRS Loses to True The Vote

The IRS was used – under the Obama Administration – to target conservative groups. True the Vote Wins Stunning Court Ruling Against IRS in Lois Lerner Scandal.

The IRS was sued by True The Vote for discrimination based on their political viewpoint. (They weren’t crazy liberals, the folks running the IRS couldn’t stand that.)

The judge awarded True The Vote an enhanced attorneys’ fees payment from the IRS.

Judge Walton also ruled that True the Vote is entitled to a “bad faith enhancement” to its requested attorney’s fees. Judge Walton’s opinion held there is “clear and convincing evidence necessary for a finding of bad faith on the part of [the IRS]” in their discrimination against True the Vote. While the exact amount to be awarded is still pending, True the Vote’s application under the Equal Access to Justice Act requested the recovery of $1.9 million in attorneys’ fees.

“This ruling is a victory for all Americans,” says Engelbrecht. “Government cannot be allowed to run roughshod over the Constitutional rights of American citizens.”

The other interesting thing is that there is absolutely NO MENTION of this story in the Mainstream American Media. Media bias? What media bias?

Teenager or Legal Adult?

Those Eeeevil gun-owners. Defending themselves from teenagers. Police: Georgia homeowner kills teenager who broke into home.

Does that headline conjure up an image of a legal-adult committing a felony?

At a news conference, authorities identified the suspect as 18-year-old Jayven Jackson, of Paulding County, Georgia. They say they had had past dealings with him when he was a juvenile but didn’t release further details.

“When he was a juvenile.” Past tense. Did any of these reporters take 5th grade English? Or would that be 4th grade?

But then, “Law-abiding homeowner defends himself and his family from an adult felon” just doesn’t put the gun-owner in a negative light. And reporters are nothing, if they’re not determined to libel (or is it slander?) gun-owners.

This is actually old news.

Two Teens, or Two Legal Adults?

But the media wouldn’t be doing its “Let’s make everyone feel sorry for criminals” job, if they just reported the facts. Two teens indicted on murder charges for December murder of store clerk.

So does the phrase “two teenagers” conjure up the image of 2 legal-adult 18-year-olds? Or two kids say 13 or 14 years old?

Troy Derby, 18, and Stanley Sawyer, 18, have been charged with second degree murder, attempted robbery and criminal possession of a weapon. Derby is also facing first degree murder charges.

They shot the clerk, Asim Musa, in the back.

But hey, the media isn’t biased in favor of criminals, and against the law-abiding and against the cops. That would be just crazy.

Firebombing of Christian Broadcaster in Jerusalem.

Major Christian Broadcasting Studio In Jerusalem Destroyed in Arson Attack.

There are two competing theories.

Maayan Hoffman reported in the Jerusalem Post that police investigators are pursuing two possible motives behind the attack. The first theory is that the attack against a Christian facility in the Palestinian neighborhood, coming towards the end of the month-long Ramadan period is religious motivated.

The second theory police are pursuing is that the culprit was an Arab employee of an adjacent studio who recently became upset with some of the workers at the Daystar studio. Sharett told Jerusalem Post that the employee has not returned to work since the incident.

The mainstream American media’s coverage of this incident? Absolutely nothing. Media bias? What media bias?