Posted by: lord garth ||
06/03/2020 20:16 Comments ||
I think we are soon going to reach a point where the police aren't called but swing by to just pick up the bodies dumped on the street. Someone breaks in, shoot them, dump them on the street. 100% chance they won't come back, though they will vote democrat.
I have an alternative suggestion. Given that all we have done in my life (72) is "talk" about this, why not try something different? Benign Neglect for say 10 years. See how that works out. If it doesn't help, we can always go back to picking the scab.
Posted by: Sonny Black ||
06/03/2020 7:45 Comments ||
Agreed. Treat every man according to, I dunno ... the content of his character, not the color of his skin.
[NYPost] The head of the Minneapolis police union says George Floyd’s "violent criminal history" needs to be remembered and that the protests over his death are the work of a "terrorist movement."
"What is not being told is the violent criminal history of George Floyd. The media will not air this," police union president Bob Kroll told his members in a letter posted Monday on Twitter.
Floyd had landed five years behind bars in 2009 for an assault and robbery two years earlier, and before that, had been convicted of charges ranging from theft with a firearm to drugs, the Daily Mail reported.
Floyd died last week after a white cop kneeled on the 46-year-old black man’s neck for nearly 9 minutes, a shocking incident that was caught on video and is sparking widespread violent protests, including in New York City. Floyd had allegedly just tried to pass a phony $20 bill before he died.
Floyd's history is not relevant, counterfeiting is not a death penalty crime and we are not mega-city one where cops get to kill people for petty crimes. He deserved a court of law.
Trump should be looking into banning police unions as they work to keep bad actors on the force.
Trump should also develop a program that promotes minorities becoming cops in minority communities. Not sure how to work that but they should look into it. Clearly having minority police chiefs and mayors has not helped as they are socialist idiots, but if you had enough black cops they would be seen differently by those communities even if policing was the same.
/\ Fotos/video show he was in the police car, then moments later he was on the pavement. I can't believe the police put him in the backseat of a squad, attempted to buckle him in (standard procedure), then decided to remove him in order to put him on the pavement and asphyxiate him.
Baden was the chief medical examiner of the City of New York from 1978 to 1979, but was removed from his position by New York City Mayor Ed Koch, after Koch had received complaints about his work. Baden then took the same position a few miles away in Suffolk County, but was dismissed for allegedly making inappropriate comments about how to commit the perfect murder. The decision to let him go was rescinded shortly thereafter, as the circumstances of his alleged comments were unclear, but Baden chose to leave the position nonetheless.
He has been hired to conduct private autopsies in a number of cases, including the shooting of Michael Brown
#9 He said he was claustrophobic. That's why they went up on the roof to smoke meth.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
06/03/2020 10:41 Comments ||
Since Chauvin reportedly came around the back of the vehicle and deposited Floyd along the rear wheel well, I presume he was being a problem while being belted it , and since the days of a hickory shampoo to quell bad behavior are long gone, was using the knee/ neck alternative to the famous LAPD choke hold to lower the perps consciousness level. Clearly it went south from there.
How would you like to be on that jury, knowing that if you acquit, today's riots look like a Sunday school picnic. It won't matter what the evidence shows, or what the prosecutor and defense attorneys say.
This will be a case of "Bring the guilty bastard in. We'll give him a fair trial before we hang him."
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia ||
06/03/2020 20:54 Comments ||
I know i'm simply terrible for saying this, but apart from the series of events catalyzed by his demise, I'm not sorry he's dead.
In light of what's happened, we'd be better if he hadn't been killed, but I won't pretend to miss him.
Now that Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has taken over the case, he will over-charge the perps. This will get the Dem base fired up twice - first time when Ellison piles on various layers of murder and mopery, the second when a jury acquits the cops on the excessive charges.
[No sympathy for them then.]
[RetailDive] Over the weekend, several retail chains nationwide sustained damage during protests, some peaceful, some violent over police killings of Black Americans.
Among the locations caught in the melees was the Lake Street Target store in Minneapolis near where George Floyd died after a policeman held his knee on his neck for over eight minutes. The killing of Floyd sparked protests across the U.S. over the last week.
On Sunday, the mass merchant said its goal was to reopen the store "in late 2020." Target also closed another Minneapolis location, along with stores in Oakland, California, Atlanta, Chicago and Philadelphia "until further notice." Employees of these stores will be paid at elevated COVID-19 wages for up to 14 days for their scheduled shifts and can work at nearby stores, the company said in a statement.
Nordstrom closed all of its stores Sunday after stores, including one at the Grove shopping center in Los Angeles and its Seattle flagship, were damaged. The further closures come as the department store was preparing to reopen several full-line and off-price Rack locations as pandemic-related restrictions ease.
But both retailers joined Nike and others in keeping their focus on the reasons for the protest, rather than on the losses at stores.
"We are a community in pain," CEO Brian Cornell wrote in a separate statement posted to the Target site. "That pain is not unique to the Twin Cities — it extends across America. The murder of George Floyd has unleashed the pent-up pain of years, as have the killings of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. We say their names and hold a too-long list of others in our hearts. As a Target team, we’ve huddled, we’ve consoled, we’ve witnessed horrific scenes similar to what’s playing out now and wept that not enough is changing. And as a team we’ve vowed to face pain with purpose." (Emphasis Cornell's.)
In an open letter to employees posted publicly on the Nordstrom site, CEO Erik Nordstrom and President and Chief Brand Officer Pete Nordstrom, similarly mentioned those three recent victims by name and said in a statement that their "senseless deaths ... and too many others reflect the deeply ingrained racial prejudice and injustice that still exists in our communities today."
"It is stirring many emotions, which it should," they said. "The unnecessary and unjust killing of anyone must not be accepted. The issue of race and the experiences of too many people of color cannot be ignored."
Shawn Grain Carter, professor of fashion business management at the Fashion Institute of Technology, described the activism as a watershed moment for fashion and retail, and a time when these businesses must look to their core values rather than to marketing or public relations goals.
"Nike, Target, Nordstrom, I applaud them — and the rest, they need to get with the program," she told Retail Dive by phone. "They are leading by example, as opposed to people who like to advise everyone to be like Switzerland and stay neutral in the war. That’s no longer acceptable and that’s what the brands are learning the hard way."
I wanna see the property of all the communist corporations seized and given to actual non-rioting poor people, of which, thanks to the communists corporations, we now have plenty of on the Gulf Coast.
[HotAir] Adweek has an interesting piece on why Target is being, well, targeted by the anarchists and thieves who are looting stores in the chain. It’s not a random choice. A young woman aired grievances via a Twitter thread explaining the corporation’s history of supporting and funding local police.
Minneapolis is the epicenter of Target branding. Target’s Bull Terrier mascot is seen when the Twins make a home run at Target Field. Target Center is the home of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx. Target also has a history of supporting the Minneapolis Police Department. That makes the corporation an enemy in the eyes of the rioters.
Local report on the subject of this story from yesterday.
[KhaamaPress] The Supreme Leader of the Taliban ...the Pashtun equivalent of men... group Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada may have died of the novel coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague) ...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men... (COVID-19), it has been reported.
Sources privy of the development within the Taliban ranks confirmed to Foreign Policy that Akhundzada tested postitive for the disease.
However, by candlelight every wench is handsome... Mawlavi Mohammad Ali Jan Ahmad has told the publication that Akhundzada is sick but is recovering.
On the other hand, three Taliban figures who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told the Foreign Policy that Akhundzada died while receiving treatment.
The Taliban group has not officially commented in this regard so far.
Meanwhile, ...back at the pond, the radioactive tadpoles grown into frogs. Really big frogs, in fact... unconfirmed reports indicate that Mullah Yaqoob, the son of Mullah Mohammad Omar has has been appointed as the interim leader of the group.
This comes as reports emerged earlier last month suggesting that Mullah Yaqoob has been appointed as the military chief of the group following a reshuffle in the top leadership of the Taliban.
An independent British investigator looking into allegations that #UK soldiers committed war crimes in #Iraq between 2003 and 2009 says that all but one of the thousands of complaints have been dropped.https://t.co/FE3o74SuZ5
Defense Secretary Mark Esper just briefed he "does not support the declaration of Insurrection Act." Esper also mentions the "honoring of the memory of George Floyd," his West Point assignment, and American "institutional racism."
I'll give him six months, he'll be gone. We can surely do better.
Nice to see the GOMO prefrontal lobotomy and political indoctrination program still has effects. Someone should remind the SecDef that Pentagon Generals shelf life should be no more than 18 months, and they all have a Post retirement policy bias under every bit of advice they give.
Well, the exodus of talented and useful citizens from NY shall begin. Cuomo and deBlasio will turn off the lights and close the door after everyone else leaves. Then we can really document lif after people in NYC.
Posted by: Alaska Paul ||
06/03/2020 13:38 Comments ||
There are 38 different uniform police forces with some sort of jurisdiction in the DC, another one is not needed just a few willing to uphold current law and live up to their responsibilities. Not sure if all businesses will be reopening with a 3 month shut down and now vandalism not cover by insurance.
[Jpost] US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday alluded to new US measures against the International Criminal Court "in the coming days," dropping hints that the retaliation could go beyond revoking visas to financial penalties.
In an interview with the American Enterprise Institute, he said, "You’ll see in the coming days a series of announcements not just from the State Department, from all across the United States government, that attempt to push back against what the ICC is up to."
"I think that the ICC and the world will see that we are determined to prevent having Americans and our friends and allies in Israel and elsewhere hauled in by this corrupt ICC," Pompeo said.
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The secretary of state has also faced bipartisan pressure to defend Israel from any ICC probe. Hundreds of politicians from both the Senate and the House of Representatives sent a letter in mid-May...
Bipartisan pressure? We talking about the US here? Say it ain't so, bipartisan agreement on something.
[Rudaw] Farmers in Kirkuk province have started harvesting their crops earlier than usual this year, fearing they cannot be protected from the annual arson committed by Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems.... (ISIS) murderous Moslems.
Kirkuk lies amid a patchwork of territories over which control has long been disputed between the Iraqi central government in Baghdad and the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Erbil. The final status of the ethnically diverse and resource-rich areas surrounding Kirkuk was never permanently settled, leading to a vacuum of uncertainty of who controls them.
Although ISIS was declared defeated after US-backed forces in Syria pummeled its final holdouts in March 2019, the group has continued to launch attacks, including kidnappings, liquidations, and ambushes, particularly in rural areas.
Down but not out, ISIS turbans have gone underground, using a scorched earth policy in areas from which they retreat or where they are defeated. Last year, thousands of acres of wheat and barley fields, in both Syria and Iraq, were scorched by fires during the harvest season, some of which the group grabbed credit for.
The harvest season in Kirkuk usually starts in mid-June and lasts until July, but this year harvesting started on May 20.
Rajab Kakai is an activist in the Kirkuk district of Daquq, home to members of the Kakai religious minority subject to targeted persecution by ISIS for their religious beliefs. He told Rudaw English that farmers in the area have been harvesting crops early in fear of a repeat of the arson they saw in previous summers.
"It's true that many farmers in Daquq and the disputed territories are harvesting their crops earlier this season, fearing the ISIS turbans who set the agricultural land in the area ablaze," Kakai told Rudaw English on Monday.
According to Kakai, farmers in the area have taken collective precautions transcending ethnic lines to prevent the repeat of agricultural arson.
"The majority of Kakai farmers jointly planted their agricultural lands with the Arab farmers to avoid turbans of ISIS groups and other turbans from burning their lands," Rajab said.
Posted by: trailing wife ||
06/03/2020 01:49 ||
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[Jpost] The annual #OpIsrael cyber attack was able to acquire hundreds of ID numbers, credit card details and phone numbers.
Hundreds of Israelis currently have their personal information — including ID numbers, credit card details and cellphone numbers — released online by Anonymous Islamic JEArmy, a pro-Paleostinian group that took part in the annual #Opisrael hacking effort, Mako reported on Tuesday.
#Opisrael is an annual cyber effort meant to harm Israel and Israelis, and has been taking place annually for the past seven years. Israeli cybersecurity company Insights claims the released details are not new and were gathered previously.
Duterte musta decided China stepping on the PI and Sea was worse...
[Army Times] The Philippine president has suspended his decision to terminate a key defense pact with the United States, at least temporarily avoiding a major blow to one of America's oldest alliances in Asia.
Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said Tuesday he dispatched a diplomatic note to the U.S. ambassador in Manila informing the U.S. government that the Philippines is delaying its decision to abrogate the Visiting Forces Agreement by at least six months.
Washington immediately welcomed the move.
"Our longstanding alliance has benefited both countries," the U.S. government said in a statement released by its embassy in Manila. "We look forward to continued close security and defense cooperation with the Philippines."
President Rodrigo Duterte's administration notified the U.S. government on Feb. 11 that it intends to abrogate the 1998 agreement, which allows the entry of large numbers of American forces for joint combat training with Filipino troops and lays down the legal terms for their temporary stay. The termination would have taken effect after 180 days, in August, unless both sides agreed to keep the agreement.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.