We Are Supposed to Feel Sorry

A criminal killed himself and 2 other people fleeing from police. What Counts as a ‘Tragedy’?

Suspended License. Prohibited Person in possession of a firearm. Parole.

Well, he was on probation, having previously been convicted of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Frazier had a stolen pistol in the car, as well as what police called “a large quantity of prescription medications, MDMA (Ecstasy), cocaine and crack cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana that he intended to distribute.”

In other words, Frazier was a career criminal and drug dealer, and he knew that if cops caught him again, he was going to prison. That’s why he tried to get away and accidentally killed himself in a fiery crash.

He also killed two other people who were in the car with him when he drove under a semi-trailer and his vehicle caught fire. They were a 10-year-old and another man. Three other children in the car were rescued.

So who was to blame, and was this a tragedy? I’ll leave the blame up to you.

It’s been years since I studied dramatic theory, but as I recall, tragedy was the downfall of a heroic figure as a result of fate. From the standpoint of the Greek classics, then, the basic aspects of the Billy Frazier saga don’t fit the definition. In the vernacular sense, of course, tragedy just means “something bad happened,” and certainly the death of a child is bad.

As The Other McCain points out, all of this could have been avoided if he had just obeyed the speed-limit.

Tesla Autopilot in the News

This what happens when it is marketed as “Autopilot.” Tesla driver found asleep at wheel of self-driving car doing 150km/h

“The car appeared to be self-driving, traveling over 140km/h, with both front seats completely reclined and both occupants appearing to be asleep,” the RCMP said in a statement.

Charges include dangerous driving.

The PoliceActivity Channel on YouTube

CRIME SCENE DO NOT CROSSIn case you don’t have enough ways to waste time… The PoliceActivity channel.

I blame The Other McCain, who said…

OK, folks, I hereby officially pronounce the “Police Activity” YouTube channel to be The Best Thing on the Internet.

There is a tremendous amount of stupidity on the channel. People running, because they think they can get away from a taser. People bringing knives and bats to gunfights. (Hint: neither of those things work out well for you in the long run.) There is one person who hides in a bathtub from a K-9. That also doesn’t work, and doesn’t turn out well for him.

But the thing that amazes me most, is the patience exhibited by cops. How many times should a cop tell a man, advancing on her with a knife, to “drop the knife” or “put the knife on the ground” before she shoots him? In this case she tells him to “put the knife on the ground” or words to that effect, 20 times, while he is advancing and threatening her. It’s clear she doesn’t want to shoot him, but in the end, he doesn’t give her any choice.

And that is just one video, from the middle of June.

It isn’t all one-sided. There are videos of cops caught doing bad things, but mostly there is felony-level stupidity, some of which is fatal.

How Hard Is It To NOT Get Shot By Cops?

Keep your hands on the wheel, and don’t act like a jackass. The Case of the Non-Compliant Motorist. I would add “don’t be a criminal” but I think that would be going too far.

Batista-Concepcion was a criminal in possession of a gun. He didn’t want to cooperate with cops, he was obviously wasted, and he got shot. I don’t know if there are riots already, or if those are planned for tomorrow.

Question: Exactly how are gun-control laws supposed to be enforced? What do liberals think should happen when gangsters flagranlty advertise their violation of gun-control laws, as did Deon Kay and his buddies, by posting online images of themselves with their weapons? This type of defiant behavior is, as I say, the hallmark of a criminal personality, and no one’s life is safe when such behavior is tolerated. Every simple traffic stop has the potential to become a life-or-death situation.

So what are we as a society to do? Just ignore the threats to public safety? (He’d been in 3 hit-and-run accidents that morning.)

This is the dilemma posed by such cases as Batista-Concepcion and Deon Kay. An obsessive devotion to “liberty in the abstract,” which characterizes the attitude of some of my libertarian friends, will always encounter problems in practical application, where madness and/or criminality renders a certain number of people incapable of responsible enjoyment of liberty.

He is in jail. Probably soon to be in prison. That won’t matter to the Left.

Words of Wisdom

The tale of two people, who are not quite a latter day Bonnie and Clyde. Crazy People Are Dangerous. Though they did come to a similar end.

You have to set the Wayback machine for December of 2018 on this one… Still, life’s lessons are worth learning.

So 2 people, in love (?), take off “venturing.” That’s how the family of the dead girl described it. Unfortunately they carjacked a 72-year-old woman to have the means of transportation.

The media seemed to be bending over backwards to describe this pair in a “good light.” Though personally I don’t think you sugarcoat a turd.

Now, I don’t know about you, but anytime a criminal carjacks an old lady, I always hope their life of crime ends in a hail of police gunfire. In this case, the happy ending happened in West Memphis, Arkansas

As for the words to live by…

Let me just advise young people that if you are “out to see the world,” don’t do it in a stolen Toyota or you’re liable to get no further than West Memphis, Arkansas.

Click thru for a video of the end, and how they came to die in that hail of lead, and why the cops were not charged, why the families are distraught. Well, families of dead criminals are always distraught, but it never seems to be the case that they tried to keep their relatives out of a life (and death) of crime.

A Mostly Peaceful Arrest

Heh. ‘100% Antifa’ Is Now 100% Dead.

As for the unlamented death of Reinoehl, as Professor Reynolds says, it was a “mostly peaceful arrest.” Perhaps it would have been nice if he had lived to be interrogated, so he could have rolled over on his accomplices (which is what a punk like that would do), but a trial would have cost taxpayers a lot of money.

I predict there will be more riots in response to this. I could be wrong, since white guys being killed by cops isn’t a great cause of concern right now.

Fatal Mistakes

The Other McCain brings us news of Protests in D.C. After Police Shooting. Of course there are…

Washington, D.C., has very strict gun-control laws, which Democrats support, at least until cops try to enforce the law

“Teenager” – otherwise known as “legal adult, 18-year-old” – Deon Kay had a pistol. He “brandished” the pistol while cops were trying to arrest him. BLM decided to throw a tantrum.

Because the law should just apply, without cops to enforce it. Or something.

And does this even need to be stated? Police Chief: ‘When You Point a Gun at Officers, Expect to Get Shot’. Apparently it does.

This is common sense, isn’t it? But common sense seems to be rare among criminals — or, as I prefer to call them, armed Democrats.

The Other McCain says that Michael Anthony Harris won’t be voting in this fall’s election, but the fact that someone is dead never stopped them from voting for Democrats before. At least not in Chicago. Though I don’t know that works in Daytona Beech.

This Will Be a Local Story – No National Interest

Two killed for nothing. South Carolina college student, stepfather fatally shot in head on front lawn over fender bender: reports.

Why is it that this story won’t gather national attention? Because it doesn’t advance the narrative.

Ty Sheem Walters III, 23, allegedly rear-ended Wall as he turned into the driveway of the home near the intersection of Indian Hut Road and Highmarket Street, just off of U.S. 521, around 5 p.m., according to the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office. He then allegedly got out of the vehicle and shot Wall, Anderson, and another person, WPDE reported.

So he was responsible for the rear-end collision, described as a “fender bender” and 2 people are dead because he was upset. A third person was shot.

This is beyond stupid.

Media bias? What media bias?

Florida Man

The Other McCain notes Florida Man Strikes Again.

In the annals of American journalism, one thing is forever certain. No matter what happens, “Florida Man” is always in the headlines

In the long list of pointless crimes, this is more pointless than most. It must be something in the water…

Over a long wait at a fast food restaurant, for which a refund was paid, one person is dead, and one is in jail.

Peak Florida. At least for today.

Not the Sharpest Tools in the Shed

Almost a Quote of the Day. Stupid Is as Stupid Does.

You know, when I highlight stories like this, I hesitate to point out the obvious lesson, for fear that I might be giving criminals advice on how better to get away with felonies. But then I rememember that these idiots are probably illiterate, so there is no harm in saying this…

Yes do do have to click the link to see the whole thing.

And then there is this candidate for Mensa: Antifa Trash Fire Roundup.

How did the feds apprehend this criminal genius? Well, they were helped by the fact that (a) Schinzing was shirtless during the “mostly peaceful” protest, and (b) he has his rather distinctive surname tattooed on his back.

Did you think that this “protest” (the peaceful part lasted less than 20 minutes) would be different from all the rest, and there would be no cameras? Geniuses. They are geniuses in Antifa.

I’m Sure That Isn’t What She Meant to Do

She was helping. And then she submitted a review online. BREAKING: Antifa Terrorist Who Threw Bomb at Federal Agents in Portland is Identified — BY HIS GRANDMOTHER!

Leave it to 4-Chan…

His leftist grandmother bought him the vest online.

She wrote a review on the product at Hibbett.com.

That review included a nice photo of him…

Don’t Bring a Knife to a Gunfight

Especially when the cop you are facing is an expert with her weapon. She was known as a ‘top shot.’ Now an L.A. cop is at the center of a deadly shooting.

LA Officer Toni McBride is expert shot. The idiot she faced had a knife and ignored the “drop the knife” command (issued 3 times) before she shot him.

In the middle of a scruffy street south of downtown on April 22, she faced off with a man holding a razor box cutter. She fired six shots from her Glock 17, hitting Daniel Hernandez with every round and killing the 38-year-old carpet installer and father of a teenage daughter.

As The Other McCain notes… he gets the Hat Tip…

Because this is 2020, of course, everybody in L.A. is trying to turn this into an excuse for a protest. “Stupid Lives Matter,” or whatever.

And of course she is being sued because reasons.

They Didn’t Think That Thru

Instead of 90 minute delay, they were stuck in Miami overnight. In the Dade-county jail, to be exact. Video shows passengers attack airline workers at Fort Lauderdale airport.

According to Spirit Airlines, the three employees suffered minor injuries when three guests “became combative following a delayed flight.”

According to Broward Sheriff’s Office arrest reports, the three women hit the airplane employees “with miscellaneous items, such as phones, shoes, full water bottles, metal boarding signs and fast food.”

So because they were upset about a delayed flight, they attack a few Spirit Airlines employees. Then they get arrested and spend the night in jail. When they get out of jail, they don’t know how they will get back to Philadelphia. I think they should have just chilled in the airport waiting area. But what do I know?

Two were arrested on charges of touch or strike battery. The third got an extra charge for stealing an employee’s phone.

There could be additional charges.

Body Cams Tell the Whole Story

They were only supposed to get the cops in trouble, not back up what the cops said. Laurel police release body cam footage from July 4 noise call.

After four calls for noise complaints, the homeowner didn’t want to get a ticket, and didn’t want to stop the party. She ended up getting arrested, and 2 others got arrested for “interfering.”

[Police Chief Tommy] Cox said four minutes and 40 seconds after the officers arrived, things escalated after three gunshots were fired nearby.

“The shots were not fired by police officers. We don’t fire shots up in the air. They did not know, and at this point, we still don’t know who fired the shots,” Cox said.

Cox said the body cam video provides a full picture of what happened that night.

It seems a big noise was made on social media because the cops had their guns drawn. Well, after 3 shots were fired nearby, exactly what do you think the cops should do? Volunteer to die without a fight? Again from Chief Cox…

This is not my opinion about what happened. This is fact about what happened. We just want a fair shake.

Good luck with that Chief.

Oh, and if the cops show up at your door and tell you to cut down on the noise, you have a choice. You can either cut down on the noise and take the ticket, or you can spend a couple hours at your local police station and get a ticket, and a summons for resisting. I’m not saying it’s right. I’m saying those are the conditions that prevail.

Irony and Karma

Irony as comedy may be illegal, but reality didn’t get that memo. Play Stupid Games, Win Stupid Prizes.

Summer Taylor, a 24-year-old, died after she was hit by a car on I-5 in Seattle. She was part of a “protest” blocking the highway. Diaz Love, 32 was also struck and has serious injuries.

So . . . white women blocking a freeway to protest on behalf of #BlackLivesMatter were hit by a black man driving a white Jaguar.

Karma is not only a bitch, she also has a well-developed sense of irony.

Stop “fooling around with guns”

They are not toys. They are quite dangerous things, and you should respect them. Man arrested after he accidentally shoots, kills friend, state police say.

A Rhode Island man who state police said fatally shot his friend while fooling around with guns at a New Milford party last year was arrested on a manslaughter charge Tuesday.

Rules of safe gun-handling exist for a reason.

“Stupidity is not a federal crime”

Too bad. This guy would be convicted of felony stupidity. Play Stupid Games, Win Stupid Prizes.

Matthew Lee Rupert of Galesburg, Illinois is our not-genius.

A man from downstate Galesburg who allegedly appears on video rioting, looting and urging attacks against the police has been hit with what appears to be the first federal criminal charge related to the violence this weekend in Chicago.

Things like that happen when you post video of yourself handing out bombs, encouraging the use of bombs, looting from stores and various other offenses.

Stupidity is not a federal crime, otherwise more Democrats would be in prison, but Rupert’s extreme stupidity — posting evidence of his terrorist spree on Facebook — is worthy of special consideration.

Second City Cop Calls This “The Self-cleaning Oven”

Well I mentioned the Darwin Awards this week already, but we have another winner. Play Stupid Games, Win Stupid Prizes.

So apparently there is a coordinated effort to steal and vandalize ATMs in Philadelphia.

At least one young activist wasn’t hard to locate:

A man died while trying to blow up an ATM in North Philadelphia early Tuesday as thieves blew up or stole cash machines across the city

The Stupidity. It can kill you. (And it will hurt, while you die.)

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.)