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From the New York Times opinion page:

Making Jail a Last Resort

The Democratic presidential candidates should look at what a growing number of prosecutors are doing to end mass incarceration.

By Emily Bazelon, April 5, 2019

The United States spends far too much money locking up far too many people for far too long.

A few years ago, a politician had to be brave to say anything like that out loud. Now it’s a mainstream and bipartisan view. …

That presents a major opportunity for Democratic presidential candidates. But for all the energy behind reform, no presidential candidate has articulated a big, comprehensive vision for transformational change. There’s a consensus that the system is broken, but no agreement on how to fix it.

The presidential candidate looking to distinguish herself might start by looking at a new wave of reform-minded district attorneys who are challenging conventional law-and-order approaches in red states and blue ones.

Like Kim Foxx!

…To end mass incarceration, however, exempting nonviolent offenses from jail time isn’t enough. People convicted of violent crimes make up more than half of the country’s state prison population. But the image of prisons overflowing with murderers and rapists is wrong. In many states, “violent felonies” include offenses like breaking into an empty house or snatching a purse or iPhone on the street. Reducing sentences for these offenses — and changing what counts as a violent felony to begin with — is a good way to start lowering this share of the prison population.

Breaking into your home — a mere technicality. Somebody mugging your mom — that’s not really so bad, now is it? I mean, Donald Trump was sore about his mother being mugged in 1991, so that just shows you how racist it is to object to a little purse-snatching.

Ms. Bazelon is a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine and author of the forthcoming “Charged: The New Movement to Transform Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration.”

Interestingly, Emily Bazelon, whom you are going to be hearing even more from shortly because of her upcoming book, is a hereditary legal pundit. Her grandfather David Bazelon was one of the major architects of the horrific crime wave of the 1960s into the 1990s that destroyed so many once great American cities.

As we can see in my old graph, the homicide rate doubled from roughly 1964-1975, while the imprisonment rate dropped slightly (i.e., the chance of being in prison per crime committed dropped sharply in the liberal 1960s and early 1970s).

But who can remember these days that liberals like David Bazelon took over the American criminal justice system in the 1960s with catastrophic consequences? Emily Bazelon doesn’t appear to remember that.

As head judge of the D.C. circuit court in the 1960s, David Bazelon was the most powerful judge in the country not on the Supreme Court. And as the best friend of the most influential Warren Court justice, William Brennan, Grampa Bazelon often worked behind the scenes with Brennan to set up various cases to get in front of the Warren Court for pre-planned decisions.

So, what could possibly go wrong when you take advice from a Bazelon on how to reform the criminal justice system? From Wikipedia’s entry on David Bazelon:

Influencing the United States Supreme Court
Bazelon was for decades the senior judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and a close associate of Justice William J. Brennan Jr., whom he had met in 1956.[6] Justice William O. Douglas and President Lyndon B. Johnson would be their sometime companions on trips to baseball games.[7]

Bazelon served with Warren E. Burger on the D.C. Circuit for over a decade, and the two grew to be not just professional rivals, but personal enemies as well.[8]

The Washington Post would note in 1981 that during the Warren Court era, lawyers who wanted a Bazelon opinion upheld would do well to mention the judge’s name as many times as possible in their briefs… “One mention of this name was worth 100 pages of legal research.”[7]

Bazelon became a primary source of Justice Brennan’s law clerks.[9]

Judicial career
Bazelon had a broad view of the reach of the Constitution.[8] Conservatives viewed the judge as dangerous for his tendency to rule in favor of the lower class, the mentally ill, and defendants.[8] Bazelon authored many far-reaching decisions on topics as diverse as the environment, the eighteen-year-old vote, discrimination, and the insanity defense.[8] Many of his “radical” rulings were upheld by the Supreme Court.[7]

… Bazelon was the nemesis of Chief Justice Warren E. Burger beginning from the time both served on the Court of Appeals.[11] Bazelon was a nationally recognized advocate for the rights of the mentally ill, and his opinion in 1954’s Durham v. United States (which adopted a new criminal insanity test) set off a long clash between the two judges.[11] Under Bazelon’s Durham rule, a defendant would be excused from criminal responsibility if a jury found that the unlawful act was “the product of mental disease or mental defect,” rather than the product of an “irresistible impulse” (which was the old test).[11]

Bazelon’s innovations helped lead to various terrible and hilarious trial outcomes in the 1970s, such as Dan White’s Twinkie Defense helping him get off with a light verdict for murdering San Francisco’s mayor George Moscone and supervisor Harvey Milk. Bazelon’s Durham Rule turned out to be such a disaster in practice that he had already given up on it after 18 years.

Back in the 1970s, due to Judge Bazelon’s efforts, Temporary Insanity was a big deal as a Get Out of Jail Free card. I’m reminded of the only bit of the mock-soap opera Soap (1977-81) I watched. The father tells his daughter:

Dad: “You can’t marry him. He’s a murderer!”

Daughter: “But, dad, you’re a murderer too.”

Dad: “That’s different. The jury found me temporarily insane.”

From David Bazelon’s NYT obit:

David Bazelon Dies at 83; Jurist Had Wide Influence
By MARILYN BERGER FEB. 21, 1993

David L. Bazelon, who as a Federal appeals court judge for three decades wrote landmark opinions extending the rights of the individual and expanding the rights of criminal defendants, died on Friday at his home in Washington….

As Chief Judge of the appeals court from 1962 to 1978, Judge Bazelon presided as the court was breaking ground in criminal law …

His court’s broad reach resulted from its jurisdiction over Federal regulatory agencies and its role as the appellate court for the nation’s capital. As the Federal Government grew, so did the influence of Judge Bazelon’s court. Next to the Supreme Court, his was considered the most influential court in the country. As its Chief Judge, he was one of the most influential jurists in the land. He was also the focus of sharp debate among admirers and detractors.

In a career spanning eight Presidential administrations, Judge Bazelon (pronounced BAA-zeh-lawn) became a familiar figure in Washington society, a welcome guest with a warm sense of humor, who stayed trim by jogging regularly.

… Rather than follow precedent set in a simpler time, he questioned the status quo and sought to apply new findings in the social sciences and psychiatry to issues the court faced.

…. Judge Bazelon, who believed that the judiciary should reach beyond the bench and speak out on social issues, was assailed by conservatives as being soft on crime and by some legal scholars for bringing the judiciary into the regulatory process.

There was a spirited and bitter antagonism between Judge Bazelon and Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, who had served with him on the appellate court.

In a scathing Supreme Court opinion in 1978, Justice William H. Rehnquist, reflecting the views of the Burger Court, accused the Bazelon court of “judicial intervention run riot.” …

But Judge Bazelon was a heroic figure to many liberals. Joseph L. Rauh Jr., the Washington lawyer who served as a clerk to Justices Benjamin Cardozo and Felix Frankfurter, wrote to Judge Bazelon in 1979, “I have worked for great judges and have known many more great judges, but I believe you have had the most socially useful judicial career in my lifetime.”

Former Justice William J. Brennan Jr. of the Supreme Court, long a close friend of Judge Bazelon, said his major contribution was in extending the Bill of Rights to restrict state power. Justice Brennan said in an interview in 1989 that Judge Bazelon was particularly instrumental in expanding the right of defendants in criminal cases to be represented in court and in extending to the states, through a series of rulings during his years on the appellate court, the right to prohibit evidence that was improperly acquired.

It was not enough, in Judge Bazelon’s view, for a defendant to have legal representation. He believed that the Constitution required the court to look at the quality of that representation.

When he saw a lawyer who did not put enough effort into a case, he would often point at the lawyer and say, “There goes a walking violation of the Sixth Amendment.” Redefining Criminal Insanity

In 1954, applying modern psychiatric theories, Judge Bazelon established a new definition of insanity as a defense in criminal cases. Previously, for almost a century, the test was whether the defendant knew right from wrong. Judge Bazelon wrote in his decision in Durham v. United States that “an accused is not criminally responsible if his unlawful act was the product of mental disease or mental defect.”

In 1972 Judge Bazelon concurred in his three-judge court’s decision to establish a more restrictive test, but his opinion in the Durham case generated new consideration of the insanity rule.

Much of his activity on and off the bench was aimed at removing the causes of criminal behavior, making prisons less brutal and assuring greater fairness in sentencing. He vigorously opposed mandated prison sentences that did not give a judge flexibility to set the term. He also urged that society deal with injustices that he believed bred crime: poverty, broken families, racial discrimination and lack of educational opportunity.

In an article in The New York Times in 1977, Judge Bazelon wrote: “It is always easy to concede the inevitability of social injustice and find the serenity to accept it. The far harder task is to feel its intolerability and seek the strength to change it.”

As the youngest of nine children, David Lionel Bazelon once said he came by his feelings for the underdog almost as a birthright. He was born in Superior, Wis., on Sept. 3, 1909, to Israel and Lena Bazelon.

 
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  1. Superb!

    Many thanks.

  2. Boston district attorney orders police not to arrest for numerous property crimes:
    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2019/04/no_author/left-wing-cities-going-lawless/

    • Replies: @midtown
    Leftist psychosis is going to destroy this country, one way or another.
  3. Anonymous[151] • Disclaimer says:

    Crime wave in the late 60s-early 90s wasn’t due to decarceration; incarceration rates were consistent with prior decades, and started gradually increasing in response to increased crime rates.

    I don’t know what the “actual” cause is: normalization of drug use, breakdown in the nuclear family, deindustrialization, proliferation of cheap guns, general disdain for conventional morality all probably played a role. But there wasn’t any revolution in the criminal justice system in the 60s; there *was* a change in the mental health system in that time period, but the relationship between that and violent crime rates is tenuous (schizophrenics etc are generally not aggressively violent).

    • Replies: @TGGP
    There was a brief dip in incarceration, but one thing to keep in mind is that preventing crime is actually more important than incarceration. Most criminals are hyperbolic discounters, and crime is a young man's game, so giving an additional year to someone already going to prison doesn't prevent as many crimes as putting an additional cop on the street. The shift toward leniency made it more likely that a person could (initially) get away with committing crimes, so the crime rate went up, and then eventually the arrest & incarceration rates went up as well, but by then we were in a high-crime high-incarceration equilibrium, which can be relatively stable (Baltimore shifted into one after Freddie Gray caused a brief dip in arrests). NYC has for years been in a virtuous cycle where there is a high ratio of police to civilians, the crime rate declines, and eventually there don't need to be many people incarcerated or even arrested. I recommend reading Mark Kleiman's "When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime & Less Punishment" on that topic.
    , @Ian Smith
    Crime went up in the 1960s in the U.S. for the same reason it went up in South Africa in the 1990s.
    , @eric
    The fat lines do not highlight that the youth percentage, those in prime crime years, was increasing in the 1960s precisely when the incarceration rates were falling. The violent crime/population rate doubled in the 1960s. Thus, the probability of being incarcerated per crime fell significantly in the 1960s, and the stigma of being a criminal fell too. This unsustainable trend resulted in an increase in prison, but the most relevant cost, stigma, never returned to its pre-1950s level.
    , @Hibernian
    The apparently small dip in (state prison) incarceration form about '65 to'68 looks as small as it does because the scale of the graph is as small as it is to accommodate the incarceration explosion of approximately 1980-2007. A larger scale graph 0f the time period 1960-1980 would be helpful. (State prison is where most criminals especially violent ones go.)
    , @Nicholas Stix
    "I don’t know what the “actual” cause is:"

    The so-called civil rights movement.
  4. It was and will be mere coincidence that people who follow the Bazelon Dynasty’s advice get higher crime rates.

  5. Hail says: • Website

    I can’t believe that in 500 or so words of Steve’s commentary and wiki-quotation, he doesn’t get around to this little Bazelon Family Trivia:

    [David] Bazelon was born in Superior, Wisconsin [in 1909,] the son of Lena and Israel Bazelon, a general store proprietor. His parents were Russian Jewish immigrants. Bazelon grew up in Chicago, Illinois

    As for granddaughter Emily Bazelon:

    [Emily] Bazelon [b.1971] lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with her husband, Paul Sabin, a professor of history and American studies at Yale. They are members of a reform synagogue

    [Emily Bazelon] held the Dorot Fellowship in Israel from 1993–94. After law school she worked as a law clerk for Judge Kermit Lipez [b.1941 to Abraham Hyman Lipez and Beatrice (Mayerson) Lipez] of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

    It’s not really every single time, but…

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Commenter
    No. It's definitely every single time!
    , @prime noticer
    "It’s not really every single time, but…"

    recently ann coulter singled out a few more people

    1) jamie dimon, for promoting the full kushner political agenda. more criminals, more government programs, more immigrants.

    2) ronald levant, for moving the American Psychological Association away from reason and sanity on gender, and towards leftism and insanity IE "We used to think gender was largely controlled by hormones but now the official position of all psychologists in America must be, that social conditioning is the largest, most overriding factor in how gender is determined."

    not really a surprise that it's actually (jamie dimon) and (ronald levant).

    also recently identified as a big problem, the sackler family, who is largely responsible for oxycontin becoming a widely prescribed medication. oxycontin being one of the main drugs driving the current opioid crisis.

    yet again, not much surprise that it's actually the (sackler) family.

    It's not really every single time, but...

    , @Jimbo
    Thanks. You saved me having to "TOG test" him. (Named after an MPC commentor, this consists of googleing 'rabbi' and t
    he last name
    and seeing what responses you get,)
    , @Alfa158
    Steve also doesn’t mention that the sun rose this morning or that a scorpion can not restrain itself from stinging the frog carrying it across a river. The utter reliability about the most likely ethnicities of people backing policies engineered to wreck our legacy societies means you only need to bother mentioning it when the perpetrator is someone like Morris Dees or some Norwegian Lutheran.
    , @ben tillman

    I can’t believe that in 500 or so words of Steve’s commentary and wiki-quotation, he doesn’t get around to this little Bazelon Family Trivia:
     
    It's presumed that we know that already.
    , @Ed
    I don’t think it was a conscience effort of undermining America but the radicalism of Russian Jews and their descendants should be explored more. You can roughly pinpoint the increasing tenor of liberalism of the post-WW2 era to the group’s coming of age.
    , @Hhsiii
    I’m pretty sure Steve let the fact his dad’s name was Israel do the not-so-heavy lifting here.

    I’m just happy Brennan, Bill Douglas and Bazelon could all go to Senators games together. It’s like a joke. An Irishman, wasp and a jew go to a ballgame...why wasn’t Thurgood invited?
    , @Gordo

    I can’t believe that in 500 or so words of Steve’s commentary and wiki-quotation, he doesn’t get around to this little Bazelon Family Trivia:

     

    He did, you just didn't read it thoroughly enough.
  6. The most important thing that can possibly come out of the Trump administration is overhaul of the Supreme Court, along with the federal judiciary. His other policies and the Wall are secondary, since both can — and will — be scrapped by a Democratic successor or ruled unconstitutional by the courts.

    Eisenhower / Rockefellar Republicans — while they helped win WW2 — permanently hobbled the nation with their judges. They handed a cultural wrecking ball to liberals, with Brown v. Education, Sullivan v New York Times, etc.

    Get a 7-2 Federalist majority on the Supreme Court, along with comparable ratios in the lower courts, and post-1950’s rulings can be nullified or limited. The alternative is that the Left can get the Courts back to parity or take control. If they ever win back control of the Senate and the Presidency, it is the beginning of the end for any white European culture in this country.

    No offense, but White people who are considering Bernie or Biden are sheep.

    • Replies: @Bard of Bumperstickers
    People (of any color) who are considering government a viable answer to problems that government has spawned or exacerbated are sheep: https://mises.org/sites/default/files/Anatomy%20of%20the%20State_3.pdf
  7. “The system is broken” is an annoying trope/cliché/rhetorical device that seems to be on the rise among politicians and pundits.

    You can see why: it’s such an easy way to signal concern without having to actually take a position, or even have a clue what you are actually talking about.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    I don't have any quantification, but my impression is that "the system is broken" trope went out of fashion for the Establishment when candidate Trump started saying it and allied phrases ("the deck is stacked", "our broken borders", "terrible trade deals", " our country is a mess", etc.). At which point the Establishmentarians started insisting that the System (they had made) was Good and Just and Right to show that vulgarian Trump how wrong he was.

    Of course, once it became apparent that 1) the Establishmentarians were contradicting their former statements, 2) Trump won, and 3) Trump was right, the Establishment now has to try to re-ingratiate itself rhetorically. Hence, they're rolling out "the system is broken", the phrase freighted with portentous meaninglessness as you describe. In their minds, the way the system is broken is that it allowed Trump to win without getting impeached, and that must not be allowed to happen again, so they are not exactly lying.

  8. TGGP says: • Website
    @Anonymous
    Crime wave in the late 60s-early 90s wasn't due to decarceration; incarceration rates were consistent with prior decades, and started gradually increasing in response to increased crime rates.

    https://www.prisonpolicy.org/images/reportthumbs/statepolicy_twittercard.png?v=1

    I don't know what the "actual" cause is: normalization of drug use, breakdown in the nuclear family, deindustrialization, proliferation of cheap guns, general disdain for conventional morality all probably played a role. But there wasn't any revolution in the criminal justice system in the 60s; there *was* a change in the mental health system in that time period, but the relationship between that and violent crime rates is tenuous (schizophrenics etc are generally not aggressively violent).

    There was a brief dip in incarceration, but one thing to keep in mind is that preventing crime is actually more important than incarceration. Most criminals are hyperbolic discounters, and crime is a young man’s game, so giving an additional year to someone already going to prison doesn’t prevent as many crimes as putting an additional cop on the street. The shift toward leniency made it more likely that a person could (initially) get away with committing crimes, so the crime rate went up, and then eventually the arrest & incarceration rates went up as well, but by then we were in a high-crime high-incarceration equilibrium, which can be relatively stable (Baltimore shifted into one after Freddie Gray caused a brief dip in arrests). NYC has for years been in a virtuous cycle where there is a high ratio of police to civilians, the crime rate declines, and eventually there don’t need to be many people incarcerated or even arrested. I recommend reading Mark Kleiman’s “When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime & Less Punishment” on that topic.

    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666

    Most criminals are hyperbolic discounters, and crime is a young man’s game, so giving an additional year to someone already going to prison doesn’t prevent as many crimes as putting an additional cop on the street.
     
    It sounds like you are saying that a high probability of getting caught with a moderate penalty is a bigger deterrent than a low probability of getting caught but with a severe penalty.

    That seems pretty plausible. However, it also seem to support the "broken windows" philosophy that says you need to aggressively enforce even low level offenses in order to set an expectation that laws mean something and that law and order will prevail.

    But the current fad seems to be in the exact opposite direction -- I.e., don't enforce low level and property crimes at all, and just wait for someone to get shot before considering incarceration. That seems calculated to create the worst of all worlds.
    , @Sean

    NYC has for years been in a virtuous cycle where there is a high ratio of police to civilians, the crime rate declines, and eventually there don’t need to be many people incarcerated or even arrested.
     
    But those ratios were achieved as much decline in the proportion of the population under 25 as taking on new more police.

    ....eventually the arrest & incarceration rates went up as well, but by then we were in a high-crime high-incarceration equilibrium,
     
    There were 290 homicides in 2017, less than any year back to the 50s. The decline in crime rates in NCY began in 1990, a full four years previous to Giuliani and Bratton's Zero Tolerance policy.



    https://www.snopes.com/tachyon/2018/12/RBG-Roe-v-Wade-meme.jpg



    For black me , peak testosterone is at a relatively young age (about twenty). There was a demographic transition with associated watershed in political and legal climate of opinion by 1970. Not just legal and illegal abortion, but people just deciding to have smaller families. Low birth order males are the troublemakers.
    , @anon
    In Britain they call this "bobbies on the beat" - no, really - and it's one of those things that every normal member of the public would bring back tomorrow, but the powers that be find gauche and objectionable.

    I'm still not sure what their problem is with it, or how high the crime rate has to go before they'll concede they're wrong.
  9. @Hail
    I can't believe that in 500 or so words of Steve's commentary and wiki-quotation, he doesn't get around to this little Bazelon Family Trivia:

    [David] Bazelon was born in Superior, Wisconsin [in 1909,] the son of Lena and Israel Bazelon, a general store proprietor. His parents were Russian Jewish immigrants. Bazelon grew up in Chicago, Illinois
     
    As for granddaughter Emily Bazelon:

    [Emily] Bazelon [b.1971] lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with her husband, Paul Sabin, a professor of history and American studies at Yale. They are members of a reform synagogue
     

    [Emily Bazelon] held the Dorot Fellowship in Israel from 1993–94. After law school she worked as a law clerk for Judge Kermit Lipez [b.1941 to Abraham Hyman Lipez and Beatrice (Mayerson) Lipez] of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
     
    It's not really every single time, but...

    No. It’s definitely every single time!

    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666

    [David] Bazelon was born in Superior, Wisconsin
     
    What do you call inhabitants of Superior?

    Superiors? Superiorites? Supremecists? The whole place sounds problematic, frankly.

  10. Re: Sharpton – this is just a modern example of the ancient Roman institute of Patronage. Watch out for your plebs, give them goods and services to handle their life events, and in return they are obligated to turn out in force (if needed) when called upon by the patron. Nothing numinous about it.

    Our American centric view has forgotten that individuals used to handle these functions now handled by the post-FDR government.

    • Replies: @RickF
    I think you mean Clients, not Plebs.
  11. Zombie subverters.

  12. @Anonymous
    Crime wave in the late 60s-early 90s wasn't due to decarceration; incarceration rates were consistent with prior decades, and started gradually increasing in response to increased crime rates.

    https://www.prisonpolicy.org/images/reportthumbs/statepolicy_twittercard.png?v=1

    I don't know what the "actual" cause is: normalization of drug use, breakdown in the nuclear family, deindustrialization, proliferation of cheap guns, general disdain for conventional morality all probably played a role. But there wasn't any revolution in the criminal justice system in the 60s; there *was* a change in the mental health system in that time period, but the relationship between that and violent crime rates is tenuous (schizophrenics etc are generally not aggressively violent).

    Crime went up in the 1960s in the U.S. for the same reason it went up in South Africa in the 1990s.

    • LOL: Sean
  13. @Anonymous
    Crime wave in the late 60s-early 90s wasn't due to decarceration; incarceration rates were consistent with prior decades, and started gradually increasing in response to increased crime rates.

    https://www.prisonpolicy.org/images/reportthumbs/statepolicy_twittercard.png?v=1

    I don't know what the "actual" cause is: normalization of drug use, breakdown in the nuclear family, deindustrialization, proliferation of cheap guns, general disdain for conventional morality all probably played a role. But there wasn't any revolution in the criminal justice system in the 60s; there *was* a change in the mental health system in that time period, but the relationship between that and violent crime rates is tenuous (schizophrenics etc are generally not aggressively violent).

    The fat lines do not highlight that the youth percentage, those in prime crime years, was increasing in the 1960s precisely when the incarceration rates were falling. The violent crime/population rate doubled in the 1960s. Thus, the probability of being incarcerated per crime fell significantly in the 1960s, and the stigma of being a criminal fell too. This unsustainable trend resulted in an increase in prison, but the most relevant cost, stigma, never returned to its pre-1950s level.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Violent crime was increasing from its historic lows:

    http://media.reason.com/mc/_external/2012_07/murder-rate-trend-1900-2010.jpg

    Even during Prohibition incarceration rates were low compared to now.
  14. @Anonymous
    Crime wave in the late 60s-early 90s wasn't due to decarceration; incarceration rates were consistent with prior decades, and started gradually increasing in response to increased crime rates.

    https://www.prisonpolicy.org/images/reportthumbs/statepolicy_twittercard.png?v=1

    I don't know what the "actual" cause is: normalization of drug use, breakdown in the nuclear family, deindustrialization, proliferation of cheap guns, general disdain for conventional morality all probably played a role. But there wasn't any revolution in the criminal justice system in the 60s; there *was* a change in the mental health system in that time period, but the relationship between that and violent crime rates is tenuous (schizophrenics etc are generally not aggressively violent).

    The apparently small dip in (state prison) incarceration form about ’65 to’68 looks as small as it does because the scale of the graph is as small as it is to accommodate the incarceration explosion of approximately 1980-2007. A larger scale graph 0f the time period 1960-1980 would be helpful. (State prison is where most criminals especially violent ones go.)

  15. Ha, ha, ha… A few months ago I happened to discover some absolutely fascinating facts in the Bazelon family background that seem totally unknown to the world, but which I’ll probably include in a future article.

    Let’s just say that the supposed focus of the Bazelon clan on preserving civil rights and protecting minorities from cruel mistreatment has been somewhat “exaggerated.”

    Put another way, I suppose if the KKK had just hired the right PR people and won over the right MSM journalists, they’d be today considered the greatest force for black empowerment in American history…

    • Replies: @Eagle Eye
    Now is the time to short Bazelon stock ...
  16. Inside every Colin is a Semitophile struggling to get out. I was hoping, oh was I hoping, that Bazelon would turn out to be gentile. I’m not kidding; I knew — deep down inside, in the dark — what result I wanted.

    Sigh…

    ‘…Bazelon was born in Superior, Wisconsin,[1] the son of Lena and Israel Bazelon, a general store proprietor.[2] His parents were Russian Jewish immigrants…’

    As some of those fierce bad antisemites keep posting, every.single.time.

    • LOL: Almost Missouri
    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    Parenthetically, 'his parents were Jewish' is a weird circumlocution employed at Google (and presumably elsewhere.)

    One never says '_________ is Jewish.' One says, '_________ parents were Jewish.'

    Nu? Did they convert to Christianity in 1954? Did we have some wave of forced baptisms I missed? Is there something undesirable about specifying someone is Jewish?
    , @Alden
    William Brennan, a catholic was the worst of the worst of the worst of the worst in anti White activitism
  17. @Earl Warren Cliffnotes
    The most important thing that can possibly come out of the Trump administration is overhaul of the Supreme Court, along with the federal judiciary. His other policies and the Wall are secondary, since both can -- and will -- be scrapped by a Democratic successor or ruled unconstitutional by the courts.

    Eisenhower / Rockefellar Republicans -- while they helped win WW2 -- permanently hobbled the nation with their judges. They handed a cultural wrecking ball to liberals, with Brown v. Education, Sullivan v New York Times, etc.

    Get a 7-2 Federalist majority on the Supreme Court, along with comparable ratios in the lower courts, and post-1950's rulings can be nullified or limited. The alternative is that the Left can get the Courts back to parity or take control. If they ever win back control of the Senate and the Presidency, it is the beginning of the end for any white European culture in this country.

    No offense, but White people who are considering Bernie or Biden are sheep.

    People (of any color) who are considering government a viable answer to problems that government has spawned or exacerbated are sheep: https://mises.org/sites/default/files/Anatomy%20of%20the%20State_3.pdf

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
    People talking about the ballot box when a district judge can nullify anything the POTATUS says.

    Lmao
  18. Anonymous[151] • Disclaimer says:
    @eric
    The fat lines do not highlight that the youth percentage, those in prime crime years, was increasing in the 1960s precisely when the incarceration rates were falling. The violent crime/population rate doubled in the 1960s. Thus, the probability of being incarcerated per crime fell significantly in the 1960s, and the stigma of being a criminal fell too. This unsustainable trend resulted in an increase in prison, but the most relevant cost, stigma, never returned to its pre-1950s level.

    Violent crime was increasing from its historic lows:

    Even during Prohibition incarceration rates were low compared to now.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Convicted murderers during Prohibition didn't always spend a long time in prison.
  19. New black, female Boston D.A. Rachael Rollins refuses to prosecute the following crimes:

    -Trespassing
    -Shoplifting (including offenses that are essentially shoplifting but charged as larceny)
    -Larceny under $250
    -Disorderly conduct
    -Disturbing the peace
    -Receiving stolen property
    -Minor driving offenses, including operating with a suspend or revoked license
    -Breaking and entering
    -Wanton or malicious destruction of property
    -Threats – excluding domestic violence
    -Minor in possession of alcohol
    -Drug possession
    -Drug possession with intent to distribute
    -A stand alone resisting arrest charge

    …too many Negroes get arrested by the rayciss Boston Klan cops, so she’s not going to enforce the white man’s “law” any more…

    https://rollins4da.com/policy/charges-to-be-declined/

    https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/04/04/baker-team-slams-da-rachael-rollins-no-prosecute-list-new-memo/

    • Replies: @Alden
    She’s one of the Soros district attorneys. It’s a program to put non prosecutors in all the big city counties. Good thing is that crime will rise in NYC, Denver, Atlanta Portland Or Seattle Milwaukee Boston and all the White hating big cities. Maybe they’ll kill all the liberals
    , @Anonymous
    Except for the fact that this enlightened form of justice will not apply to Whites, this would be a great development. White criminals will always be the "exceptional cases" where prosecution will magically found to be in the public interest. But... think about it.

    Shoplift from the corporations who hate you

    Destroy some of your local CEO's property

    Sell drugs

    In 5-10 years, our existence will be a crime just by itsself. Literally persona non-grata, all nice and LEGAL, boomers. Take the free money while you can.

    They only get away with this because Whites follow the rules, even as we complain that the rules are deliberately rigged against us.
    , @anon

    New black, female Boston D.A. Rachael Rollins refuses to prosecute the following crimes:

    -Trespassing
    -Shoplifting (including offenses that are essentially shoplifting but charged as larceny)
    -Larceny under $250
    -etc etc

     

    black values
    , @Hypnotoad666
    There is a really good documentary on YouTube about how Seattle has likewise become a sanctuary city for petty crime. There are well-known offenders there who have literally been arrested hundreds of times without prosecution or jail time.

    And guess what? When you announce in advance that shoplifting is effectively decriminalized the entire homeless population can get their drug money by just walking out of stores with whatever merchandise they want.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpAi70WWBlw
    , @Elli
    Breaking and entering results in assault, rape, murder, when the burglar encounters a dweller. Idiot DA.
  20. They want a legal system where minority repeat murderers get “house arrest”, but a white dude trying to get away from an armed mob gets a 400 year sentence because a woman who was damn near immobile due to weight has a heart attack.

  21. @Bard of Bumperstickers
    People (of any color) who are considering government a viable answer to problems that government has spawned or exacerbated are sheep: https://mises.org/sites/default/files/Anatomy%20of%20the%20State_3.pdf

    People talking about the ballot box when a district judge can nullify anything the POTATUS says.

    Lmao

    • Replies: @prime noticer
    "POTATUS"

    now we're getting somewhere. time to substitute POTATUS for POTUS on all wonkery type sites like conservative tree house, free republic, and so on.

    might be time to start calling SCOTUS

    SCROTUS

    as well.
  22. @Colin Wright
    Inside every Colin is a Semitophile struggling to get out. I was hoping, oh was I hoping, that Bazelon would turn out to be gentile. I'm not kidding; I knew -- deep down inside, in the dark -- what result I wanted.

    Sigh...

    '...Bazelon was born in Superior, Wisconsin,[1] the son of Lena and Israel Bazelon, a general store proprietor.[2] His parents were Russian Jewish immigrants...'

    As some of those fierce bad antisemites keep posting, every.single.time.

    Parenthetically, ‘his parents were Jewish’ is a weird circumlocution employed at Google (and presumably elsewhere.)

    One never says ‘_________ is Jewish.’ One says, ‘_________ parents were Jewish.’

    Nu? Did they convert to Christianity in 1954? Did we have some wave of forced baptisms I missed? Is there something undesirable about specifying someone is Jewish?

    • Replies: @Earl Warren Cliffnotes
    The best circumlocution I've seen recently was the description of the recently-identified Jack the Ripper suspect -- "A Polish immigrant who spoke Yiddish."
    , @Desiderius
    Worse, they became Reform Jews (wannabe Unitarians).
    , @Almost Missouri
    Lol. Good point.

    You know, "his parents were Jewish" but maybe he came out some other way. Sorta like if his parents were brunettes but maybe he came out blond. Or if his parents were right-handed but he came out left handed. Could happen to anyone.
    , @ben tillman
    This information is much more useful. The child can always claim he's an atheist or non-Jewish for some other reason.
  23. @Hail
    I can't believe that in 500 or so words of Steve's commentary and wiki-quotation, he doesn't get around to this little Bazelon Family Trivia:

    [David] Bazelon was born in Superior, Wisconsin [in 1909,] the son of Lena and Israel Bazelon, a general store proprietor. His parents were Russian Jewish immigrants. Bazelon grew up in Chicago, Illinois
     
    As for granddaughter Emily Bazelon:

    [Emily] Bazelon [b.1971] lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with her husband, Paul Sabin, a professor of history and American studies at Yale. They are members of a reform synagogue
     

    [Emily Bazelon] held the Dorot Fellowship in Israel from 1993–94. After law school she worked as a law clerk for Judge Kermit Lipez [b.1941 to Abraham Hyman Lipez and Beatrice (Mayerson) Lipez] of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
     
    It's not really every single time, but...

    “It’s not really every single time, but…”

    recently ann coulter singled out a few more people

    1) jamie dimon, for promoting the full kushner political agenda. more criminals, more government programs, more immigrants.

    2) ronald levant, for moving the American Psychological Association away from reason and sanity on gender, and towards leftism and insanity IE “We used to think gender was largely controlled by hormones but now the official position of all psychologists in America must be, that social conditioning is the largest, most overriding factor in how gender is determined.”

    not really a surprise that it’s actually (jamie dimon) and (ronald levant).

    also recently identified as a big problem, the sackler family, who is largely responsible for oxycontin becoming a widely prescribed medication. oxycontin being one of the main drugs driving the current opioid crisis.

    yet again, not much surprise that it’s actually the (sackler) family.

    It’s not really every single time, but…

  24. @Anonymous
    Violent crime was increasing from its historic lows:

    http://media.reason.com/mc/_external/2012_07/murder-rate-trend-1900-2010.jpg

    Even during Prohibition incarceration rates were low compared to now.

    Convicted murderers during Prohibition didn’t always spend a long time in prison.

    • Replies: @donut
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murray_Humphreys

    This guy as far as I know didn't do time for murder but an interesting guy none the less .
    , @Crawfurdmuir

    Convicted murderers during Prohibition didn’t always spend a long time in prison.
     
    Many of them went to the electric chair within weeks or months. Giuseppe Zangara, who killed Chicago mayor Anton Cermak while attempting to assassinate Franklin Roosevelt, was executed a mere 10 days after sentence was passed.
    , @David In TN
    Convicted murderers were paroled within 10 years in California until the 1980's. Patricia Krenwinkel, one of the Manson girls, was almost released after only seven years. Amazingly, the parole board didn't know the facts of the highly-publicized case.

    Deputy DA Steven Kay went before the board with what Krenwinkel had done (she claimed to be only a lookout) and she still is to this day.
  25. @Hail
    I can't believe that in 500 or so words of Steve's commentary and wiki-quotation, he doesn't get around to this little Bazelon Family Trivia:

    [David] Bazelon was born in Superior, Wisconsin [in 1909,] the son of Lena and Israel Bazelon, a general store proprietor. His parents were Russian Jewish immigrants. Bazelon grew up in Chicago, Illinois
     
    As for granddaughter Emily Bazelon:

    [Emily] Bazelon [b.1971] lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with her husband, Paul Sabin, a professor of history and American studies at Yale. They are members of a reform synagogue
     

    [Emily Bazelon] held the Dorot Fellowship in Israel from 1993–94. After law school she worked as a law clerk for Judge Kermit Lipez [b.1941 to Abraham Hyman Lipez and Beatrice (Mayerson) Lipez] of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
     
    It's not really every single time, but...

    Thanks. You saved me having to “TOG test” him. (Named after an MPC commentor, this consists of googleing ‘rabbi’ and t
    he last name
    and seeing what responses you get,)

  26. @Jack Hanson
    People talking about the ballot box when a district judge can nullify anything the POTATUS says.

    Lmao

    “POTATUS”

    now we’re getting somewhere. time to substitute POTATUS for POTUS on all wonkery type sites like conservative tree house, free republic, and so on.

    might be time to start calling SCOTUS

    SCROTUS

    as well.

    • Replies: @Hail
    I think POTATUS is a coinage specifically for Donald J.K. Trump.

    If you have a pair of those handy glasses from They Live, he does look a lot like a potato; a grotesque human-potato scheming to shove Third World immigrants on America by the tens of millions (quote, "the highest numbers ever").
    , @Jack Hanson
    It crossed my mind but one twee acronym was enough, I thought.
    , @Kratoklastes
    Back when I was about 8 or 9, I was taught that words like "the" and "of" and so forth ,were dropped when creating an acronym.

    So while POTATUS is amusing, I think PUS is more evocative, what with pus being a side effect of an infection, and all.
  27. @Colin Wright
    Parenthetically, 'his parents were Jewish' is a weird circumlocution employed at Google (and presumably elsewhere.)

    One never says '_________ is Jewish.' One says, '_________ parents were Jewish.'

    Nu? Did they convert to Christianity in 1954? Did we have some wave of forced baptisms I missed? Is there something undesirable about specifying someone is Jewish?

    The best circumlocution I’ve seen recently was the description of the recently-identified Jack the Ripper suspect — “A Polish immigrant who spoke Yiddish.”

    • Replies: @Alden
    He’s not a suspect. He cut himself killing Elizabeth Stride and left his blood containing his DNA all over her shawl. He wasn’t a Pole. He was a Jew. He was the chief suspect at the time because he had a record of attacking women. Aaron Kosmanski was his name.

    There have been hundreds of books written about Jack the Ripper, accusing men from the heir to the English throne to an obscure San Francisco clergyman of being Jack.
    Then the mystery is solved and .......,

  28. @Hail
    I can't believe that in 500 or so words of Steve's commentary and wiki-quotation, he doesn't get around to this little Bazelon Family Trivia:

    [David] Bazelon was born in Superior, Wisconsin [in 1909,] the son of Lena and Israel Bazelon, a general store proprietor. His parents were Russian Jewish immigrants. Bazelon grew up in Chicago, Illinois
     
    As for granddaughter Emily Bazelon:

    [Emily] Bazelon [b.1971] lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with her husband, Paul Sabin, a professor of history and American studies at Yale. They are members of a reform synagogue
     

    [Emily Bazelon] held the Dorot Fellowship in Israel from 1993–94. After law school she worked as a law clerk for Judge Kermit Lipez [b.1941 to Abraham Hyman Lipez and Beatrice (Mayerson) Lipez] of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
     
    It's not really every single time, but...

    Steve also doesn’t mention that the sun rose this morning or that a scorpion can not restrain itself from stinging the frog carrying it across a river. The utter reliability about the most likely ethnicities of people backing policies engineered to wreck our legacy societies means you only need to bother mentioning it when the perpetrator is someone like Morris Dees or some Norwegian Lutheran.

    • Agree: DCThrowback
    • Replies: @ben tillman
    I'm pretty sure Morris Dees has plenty of Jewish ancestry himself.
    , @Dave Pinsen
    I dunno. I had assumed Morris Dees of the SPLC was Jewish, but apparently he’s not.
  29. I just watched a movie on Amazon about a judge in Iran called “Death and the Judge” . He had sentenced 4000 people to death IAW the laws of Iran both before and after the Revolution . It’s worth a look . Towards the end of the movie his own father was murdered in a robbery during a home invasion by an addict . He was in private practice by then . Their system provides for an opportunity for the victims family to waive the death penalty for the guilty party for a lesser sentence . He waived the death penalty for his father’s killer . He had some interesting comments on crime and punishment . One thing about their system : death means death not 20 years of parasites with law degrees sucking millions of dollars out of the public trough through appeals and neurotic females with candles fetishishizing some homicidal asshole .

  30. The name Bazeldon was familiar.

    For about 10 years now Soros has backed pro criminal District attorneys. Kim Foxx is one of them. Chesa (a man) Boudin is the Soros candidate just parachuted in candidate for San Francisco district attorney. He’s the son of weather underground Kathy Boudin who recently got out of prison for several murders back in the civil rights days.

    He’s also the grandson of Leonard Boudin CPUSA member and attorney for the COUSA back in its glory days. One of the last things Jerry Brown did was raise the petty theft limit to $950.00 That means thefts of less than $950.00 value won’t be charged or even arrrsted. $950.09 is 4 small TVs. That’s a lot

    Even the knee gro loving criminal loving TV news has broadcasted shows about professional shoplifters raiding stores and just running out with thousands of dollars worth of merchandise.

    Professional shoplifting is a big, big business. Half the product on sale in immigrant convenience stores is shoplifted from places like CVS Walgreens Rite Aid

    On the other hand, the liberals haven’t yet legalized crimes against persons yet or home burglaries.

    CVS Target Walgreens and the rest of the capitalist pigs encourages massive immigration to increase their customers, EBT to pay for the purchases and affirmative action hiring policies.

    So let them suffer the consequences of legalizing crimes against their property.

    Good thing about the feminazis. They hold the line against decriminalizing crimes against persons. If the stupid witches only knew most robbery and mugging victims are men, not women.

    • Replies: @stillCARealist
    Walmart is now checking receipts at the door, like Costco. I guess they finally got fed up with the rampant theft. Also, I'm noticing more large male employees moving carts around outside on a regular basis. My guess is they're there for security, not carts.
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    Great comment, but just a small quibble/question - what's a small TV? It's the current year, not 1965 when we were glad to have a big 9" set. ;-}

    I think TV "sets" are not prime shoplifting material in the current year, Mrs. #257. It seem like it'd be tablets, phones, jewelry, and, of course, tennis shoes.

  31. The United States spends far too much money locking up far too many people for far too long.

    I agree. We need to execute more people, and deport all noncitizen felons.

    • Replies: @Polynices
    100% agreement. We execute far too few people.

    I like how she downplays felony burglary and theft as no big deal and not deserving of much punishment. Pretty sure if we went back to hanging thieves we would have a vastly happier and healthier country.
  32. @Dr. X
    New black, female Boston D.A. Rachael Rollins refuses to prosecute the following crimes:

    -Trespassing
    -Shoplifting (including offenses that are essentially shoplifting but charged as larceny)
    -Larceny under $250
    -Disorderly conduct
    -Disturbing the peace
    -Receiving stolen property
    -Minor driving offenses, including operating with a suspend or revoked license
    -Breaking and entering
    -Wanton or malicious destruction of property
    -Threats – excluding domestic violence
    -Minor in possession of alcohol
    -Drug possession
    -Drug possession with intent to distribute
    -A stand alone resisting arrest charge

    ...too many Negroes get arrested by the rayciss Boston Klan cops, so she's not going to enforce the white man's "law" any more...

    https://rollins4da.com/policy/charges-to-be-declined/

    https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/04/04/baker-team-slams-da-rachael-rollins-no-prosecute-list-new-memo/

    She’s one of the Soros district attorneys. It’s a program to put non prosecutors in all the big city counties. Good thing is that crime will rise in NYC, Denver, Atlanta Portland Or Seattle Milwaukee Boston and all the White hating big cities. Maybe they’ll kill all the liberals

  33. @Hypnotoad666
    "The system is broken" is an annoying trope/cliché/rhetorical device that seems to be on the rise among politicians and pundits.

    You can see why: it's such an easy way to signal concern without having to actually take a position, or even have a clue what you are actually talking about.

    I don’t have any quantification, but my impression is that “the system is broken” trope went out of fashion for the Establishment when candidate Trump started saying it and allied phrases (“the deck is stacked”, “our broken borders”, “terrible trade deals”, ” our country is a mess”, etc.). At which point the Establishmentarians started insisting that the System (they had made) was Good and Just and Right to show that vulgarian Trump how wrong he was.

    Of course, once it became apparent that 1) the Establishmentarians were contradicting their former statements, 2) Trump won, and 3) Trump was right, the Establishment now has to try to re-ingratiate itself rhetorically. Hence, they’re rolling out “the system is broken”, the phrase freighted with portentous meaninglessness as you describe. In their minds, the way the system is broken is that it allowed Trump to win without getting impeached, and that must not be allowed to happen again, so they are not exactly lying.

  34. @International Jew

    The United States spends far too much money locking up far too many people for far too long.
     
    I agree. We need to execute more people, and deport all noncitizen felons.

    100% agreement. We execute far too few people.

    I like how she downplays felony burglary and theft as no big deal and not deserving of much punishment. Pretty sure if we went back to hanging thieves we would have a vastly happier and healthier country.

    • Replies: @International Jew
    I wouldn't go as far as hanging thieves. But I'd execute:

    1. Absolutely everyone convicted of 1st degree murder.

    2. Other murders if the victim was a stranger.

    3. Rapists*

    4. Perhaps most controversially, I'd execute anyone who assaulted and did serious harm (concussion-inducing punch, and up) to a random stranger. The principle behind this is that such people have put parts of our country off-limits to other citizens. That's the same as conquering parts of our country, so these people should be treated as soldiers of an invading army. (It's unfortunate that after 60 years of this intolerable situation, it's become normalized.)

    *I'd want to execute rapists only after first we recover the traditional understanding of what is rape — and what isn't.

    , @LondonBob
    Elements of sharia law could be introduced. Time was you would be hanged for stealing an apple from an orchard, known as scrumping. It probably had healthy eugenic effects.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1203828/The-222-Victorian-crimes-man-hanged.html
  35. @Colin Wright
    Inside every Colin is a Semitophile struggling to get out. I was hoping, oh was I hoping, that Bazelon would turn out to be gentile. I'm not kidding; I knew -- deep down inside, in the dark -- what result I wanted.

    Sigh...

    '...Bazelon was born in Superior, Wisconsin,[1] the son of Lena and Israel Bazelon, a general store proprietor.[2] His parents were Russian Jewish immigrants...'

    As some of those fierce bad antisemites keep posting, every.single.time.

    William Brennan, a catholic was the worst of the worst of the worst of the worst in anti White activitism

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    'William Brennan, a catholic was the worst of the worst of the worst of the worst in anti White activitism'

    Nu? Statistically, 97% of the white-hating whites in America should be gentiles of some flavor.

    But that's not how it works out, is it?
  36. Cook County prosecutor is elected. Foxx’s biggest donor was Soros’ PAC raised up specifically to get “reform minded” prosecutors elected. She’s one of their successes.

  37. David Bazelon, yep, Mr. Evil.

    Steve, you’re the victim of a cognitive blindspot if you can obsess over one Jewish appellate judge but look right past eight “real American” Supreme Court justices — Earl Warren, Hugo Black, Stanley Forman Reed, William O. Douglas, Robert H. Jackson, Harold Hitz Burton, Tom C. Clark, and Sherman Minton.

    Like it or not, the 1960s crime wave was overwhelmingly a joint venture between your WASP elite and its former slaves.

    • Disagree: Hail
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Are any of their grandchildren New York Times writers promoting a new book intended to promote more of the policies that caused their grandfathers' legacy to be so cataclysmic for our big cities? If so, please point them out and I will make fun of them too.
    , @Desiderius
    One post does not an obsession make. Do we need to get out the chart on (formerly) Jewish domination of Ms. B’s current profession?
    , @ben tillman
    There are leaders, and there are followers. There are those who come up with the program, and those to0 whom it is sold.
  38. eah says:

    The Trump era, however, has compelled an unprecedented acknowledgment of whiteness as a real and alarming force…Suddenly it is less tenable than ever for white people to write our whiteness out of the story of race in America or define ourselves only in terms of what we are not.

    “LOL” — dude, you forgot to mention she’s the worst kind of ‘fellow white’ Jew — which is somewhat surprising, since Podhoretz deleted his account and therefore you don’t have to worry so much now about being called ‘reprllent racist filth’.

    But I admire her courage for sticking it out in CT — terrible corner of the world.

  39. @Colin Wright
    Parenthetically, 'his parents were Jewish' is a weird circumlocution employed at Google (and presumably elsewhere.)

    One never says '_________ is Jewish.' One says, '_________ parents were Jewish.'

    Nu? Did they convert to Christianity in 1954? Did we have some wave of forced baptisms I missed? Is there something undesirable about specifying someone is Jewish?

    Worse, they became Reform Jews (wannabe Unitarians).

  40. @International Jew
    David Bazelon, yep, Mr. Evil.

    Steve, you're the victim of a cognitive blindspot if you can obsess over one Jewish appellate judge but look right past eight "real American" Supreme Court justices — Earl Warren, Hugo Black, Stanley Forman Reed, William O. Douglas, Robert H. Jackson, Harold Hitz Burton, Tom C. Clark, and Sherman Minton.

    Like it or not, the 1960s crime wave was overwhelmingly a joint venture between your WASP elite and its former slaves.

    Are any of their grandchildren New York Times writers promoting a new book intended to promote more of the policies that caused their grandfathers’ legacy to be so cataclysmic for our big cities? If so, please point them out and I will make fun of them too.

  41. (…)

    “I hope I’m furthering tikkun olam (repairing the world) in what I’m doing professionally,” says Bazelon, who grew up in Philadelphia.

    Her father is an attorney and her mother is a psychiatrist.

    (…)

    “My grandfather took me to Israel when I was 11,” says Bazelon.

    “He was a big Zionist. He was raised Orthodox but saw his Judaism very much in ethics.”

    Her family, with her husband and two sons, belongs to a Reform synagogue in the New Haven area and they light Shabbat candles weekly.

    “In childhood I was interested in Hebrew,” says Bazelon.

    After graduating from Yale University in 1993, she spent a year as a Dorot Foundation fellow studying at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, while also writing for the Jerusalem Post and the Jewish Forward.

    https://azjewishpost.com/2013/social-legal-facets-of-bullying-topic-for-author-yale-law-grad/

    bored identity wonders if there’s a single previously non-existing issue in the whole universe that this altruistic group of people is not fully capable of ‘There I Fixed It’ tikkun-olaminazition.

    And, despite to all cliche-tropean stereotypes, this good people can even fix you up with a k-certifed plumber, if you really need to save the Nation from that pesky backwater flooding :

  42. @International Jew
    David Bazelon, yep, Mr. Evil.

    Steve, you're the victim of a cognitive blindspot if you can obsess over one Jewish appellate judge but look right past eight "real American" Supreme Court justices — Earl Warren, Hugo Black, Stanley Forman Reed, William O. Douglas, Robert H. Jackson, Harold Hitz Burton, Tom C. Clark, and Sherman Minton.

    Like it or not, the 1960s crime wave was overwhelmingly a joint venture between your WASP elite and its former slaves.

    One post does not an obsession make. Do we need to get out the chart on (formerly) Jewish domination of Ms. B’s current profession?

  43. There are good grounds for ending mass incarceration. This law review article makes an interesting and, to me, persuasive case: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3355575

  44. David L. Bazelon, who as a Federal appeals court judge for three decades wrote landmark opinions extending the rights of the individual and expanding the rights of criminal defendants, died on Friday at his home in Washington….

    Silly me. And here I thought that the legislature made laws. You learn something everyday.

    • Replies: @Wilkey
    Well what's the point in having power, if not to abuse it?
  45. Much of his activity on and off the bench was aimed at removing the causes of criminal behavior,

    Much criminal behavior is what happens when the perp decides that he/she is entitled to do whatever b/c feelz rite. For example, Michael Brown. To remove the cause of this component of criminal behavior, we must remove the perp.

  46. In many states, “violent felonies” include offenses like breaking into an empty house or snatching a purse or iPhone on the street. Reducing sentences for these offenses — and changing what counts as a violent felony to begin with — is a good way to start lowering this share of the prison population.

    Don’t tell me. The whole point of the topic covered in this post, and reflected in the above quote, is on account of blacks. Once again 13 percent of the population is the political hot potato that no one wants to touch. And the only way they think they can solve the problem is to once again lower the standards. Whether it is for academic courses, professional competency exams, or defining what does or does not constitute a felony, lowering the standards is now the go-to option to deal the thirteen percent.

    If you are any type of Asian or Hispanic, and are a member of the democrat’s army of non-White voters, you ought to feel ashamed that your vote is going to promote the goals and policies of the Black Party. Deep in your minds, whether you admit it or not, you came to the USA because of its high functioning status that was birthed by its European population. You must know that what the Black Party has in mind for the USA will destroy it. We even have former VP Biden now condemning our “English jurisprudence”. Come on guys, you really want us to abandon what made this place the magnet you just had to come to?

    Wake up. Even if you don’t want to vote GOP, then support some third party to help push both parties into addressing valid, but ignored issues. Or else just don’t vote. But whatever you do, don’t vote for the Black Party. That’s just stupid and you know it, Mr. 1500 SAT.

    • Replies: @ben tillman

    Don’t tell me. The whole point of the topic covered in this post, and reflected in the above quote, is on account of blacks. Once again 13 percent of the population is the political hot potato that no one wants to touch. And the only way they think they can solve the problem is to once again lower the standards.
     
    Emily Bazelon is happy to touch the hot potato, but of course she is not interested in solving what we see as a problem. She wants to exacerbate it, because -- to her -- the problem is always the existence of a healthy white community.
  47. Visiting a prison with a progressiveTM lawyer is a crazy experience. Miraculously, all of the convicted criminals are innocent — at least according to them. I will never do it again. I had the horrible feeling that if I ran out of free cigarettes (menthols preferred), I’d be beaten to death. Convicted murderers are good with cognitive dissonance.

    • Replies: @Alden
    You get used to them.
  48. Jeez, had to get to the very last sentence to find out for sure.

  49. @Steve Sailer
    Convicted murderers during Prohibition didn't always spend a long time in prison.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murray_Humphreys

    This guy as far as I know didn’t do time for murder but an interesting guy none the less .

  50. Hail says: • Website
    @prime noticer
    "POTATUS"

    now we're getting somewhere. time to substitute POTATUS for POTUS on all wonkery type sites like conservative tree house, free republic, and so on.

    might be time to start calling SCOTUS

    SCROTUS

    as well.

    I think POTATUS is a coinage specifically for Donald J.K. Trump.

    If you have a pair of those handy glasses from They Live, he does look a lot like a potato; a grotesque human-potato scheming to shove Third World immigrants on America by the tens of millions (quote, “the highest numbers ever”).

    • Replies: @Hail
    The first use of "POTATUS" on Unz.com was on March 22, 2019, by Anon[392]:

    We deplorables expected something to get done at home, whether it was the long-expected Deep State purge, or The Wall or fighting back against Antifa and The Gay in our schools. Yet President Potato continues to encourage and push forward the Yinon Plan with greater fervor than ever before and in exchange, domestically, we get ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. We deplorables are tired of President Potato’s MIGA (Make Israel Great Again) and don’t want another Zionist whore. Potatus won’t even get re-elected in 2020, because he abandoned his base for his foreign allegiance.
     
    The first time it appears to have been capitalized in an Unz Review use is by commenter The Germ Theory of Disease in his exceptionally good comment yesterday.
  51. @TGGP
    There was a brief dip in incarceration, but one thing to keep in mind is that preventing crime is actually more important than incarceration. Most criminals are hyperbolic discounters, and crime is a young man's game, so giving an additional year to someone already going to prison doesn't prevent as many crimes as putting an additional cop on the street. The shift toward leniency made it more likely that a person could (initially) get away with committing crimes, so the crime rate went up, and then eventually the arrest & incarceration rates went up as well, but by then we were in a high-crime high-incarceration equilibrium, which can be relatively stable (Baltimore shifted into one after Freddie Gray caused a brief dip in arrests). NYC has for years been in a virtuous cycle where there is a high ratio of police to civilians, the crime rate declines, and eventually there don't need to be many people incarcerated or even arrested. I recommend reading Mark Kleiman's "When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime & Less Punishment" on that topic.

    Most criminals are hyperbolic discounters, and crime is a young man’s game, so giving an additional year to someone already going to prison doesn’t prevent as many crimes as putting an additional cop on the street.

    It sounds like you are saying that a high probability of getting caught with a moderate penalty is a bigger deterrent than a low probability of getting caught but with a severe penalty.

    That seems pretty plausible. However, it also seem to support the “broken windows” philosophy that says you need to aggressively enforce even low level offenses in order to set an expectation that laws mean something and that law and order will prevail.

    But the current fad seems to be in the exact opposite direction — I.e., don’t enforce low level and property crimes at all, and just wait for someone to get shot before considering incarceration. That seems calculated to create the worst of all worlds.

  52. Anonymous[440] • Disclaimer says:
    @Dr. X
    New black, female Boston D.A. Rachael Rollins refuses to prosecute the following crimes:

    -Trespassing
    -Shoplifting (including offenses that are essentially shoplifting but charged as larceny)
    -Larceny under $250
    -Disorderly conduct
    -Disturbing the peace
    -Receiving stolen property
    -Minor driving offenses, including operating with a suspend or revoked license
    -Breaking and entering
    -Wanton or malicious destruction of property
    -Threats – excluding domestic violence
    -Minor in possession of alcohol
    -Drug possession
    -Drug possession with intent to distribute
    -A stand alone resisting arrest charge

    ...too many Negroes get arrested by the rayciss Boston Klan cops, so she's not going to enforce the white man's "law" any more...

    https://rollins4da.com/policy/charges-to-be-declined/

    https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/04/04/baker-team-slams-da-rachael-rollins-no-prosecute-list-new-memo/

    Except for the fact that this enlightened form of justice will not apply to Whites, this would be a great development. White criminals will always be the “exceptional cases” where prosecution will magically found to be in the public interest. But… think about it.

    Shoplift from the corporations who hate you

    Destroy some of your local CEO’s property

    Sell drugs

    In 5-10 years, our existence will be a crime just by itsself. Literally persona non-grata, all nice and LEGAL, boomers. Take the free money while you can.

    They only get away with this because Whites follow the rules, even as we complain that the rules are deliberately rigged against us.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    "White criminals will always be the “exceptional cases” where prosecution will magically found to be in the public interest."

    Absolutely. In the UK, four Somali girls can kick a "white slag" unconscious in the street and not go to jail.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/8937856/Muslim-women-not-used-to-drinking-walk-free-after-attack-on-woman.html

    Whereas a drunk student who tweets something nasty about a black footballer does go to jail and gets thrown off his university course (with the full approval of his "student union").

    https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/jailed-student-loses-appeal-over-2046470
  53. Hail says: • Website
    @Hail
    I think POTATUS is a coinage specifically for Donald J.K. Trump.

    If you have a pair of those handy glasses from They Live, he does look a lot like a potato; a grotesque human-potato scheming to shove Third World immigrants on America by the tens of millions (quote, "the highest numbers ever").

    The first use of “POTATUS” on Unz.com was on March 22, 2019, by Anon[392]:

    We deplorables expected something to get done at home, whether it was the long-expected Deep State purge, or The Wall or fighting back against Antifa and The Gay in our schools. Yet President Potato continues to encourage and push forward the Yinon Plan with greater fervor than ever before and in exchange, domestically, we get ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. We deplorables are tired of President Potato’s MIGA (Make Israel Great Again) and don’t want another Zionist whore. Potatus won’t even get re-elected in 2020, because he abandoned his base for his foreign allegiance.

    The first time it appears to have been capitalized in an Unz Review use is by commenter The Germ Theory of Disease in his exceptionally good comment yesterday.

  54. @Polynices
    100% agreement. We execute far too few people.

    I like how she downplays felony burglary and theft as no big deal and not deserving of much punishment. Pretty sure if we went back to hanging thieves we would have a vastly happier and healthier country.

    I wouldn’t go as far as hanging thieves. But I’d execute:

    1. Absolutely everyone convicted of 1st degree murder.

    2. Other murders if the victim was a stranger.

    3. Rapists*

    4. Perhaps most controversially, I’d execute anyone who assaulted and did serious harm (concussion-inducing punch, and up) to a random stranger. The principle behind this is that such people have put parts of our country off-limits to other citizens. That’s the same as conquering parts of our country, so these people should be treated as soldiers of an invading army. (It’s unfortunate that after 60 years of this intolerable situation, it’s become normalized.)

    *I’d want to execute rapists only after first we recover the traditional understanding of what is rape — and what isn’t.

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    I'm a multicultural guy when it comes to theft. Chop off thieves' hands as the Koran requires.
  55. FFS she should go work in a prison.

  56. @Peripatetic Commenter
    No. It's definitely every single time!

    [David] Bazelon was born in Superior, Wisconsin

    What do you call inhabitants of Superior?

    Superiors? Superiorites? Supremecists? The whole place sounds problematic, frankly.

    • Replies: @Hail

    problematic
     
    Also this:

    'Bazelon' sounds, suspiciously, like 'Beelzebub.'
    , @Ganderson
    More bars per capita than any other place in Christendom...
  57. @Hypnotoad666

    [David] Bazelon was born in Superior, Wisconsin
     
    What do you call inhabitants of Superior?

    Superiors? Superiorites? Supremecists? The whole place sounds problematic, frankly.

    problematic

    Also this:

    ‘Bazelon’ sounds, suspiciously, like ‘Beelzebub.’

  58. @TGGP
    There was a brief dip in incarceration, but one thing to keep in mind is that preventing crime is actually more important than incarceration. Most criminals are hyperbolic discounters, and crime is a young man's game, so giving an additional year to someone already going to prison doesn't prevent as many crimes as putting an additional cop on the street. The shift toward leniency made it more likely that a person could (initially) get away with committing crimes, so the crime rate went up, and then eventually the arrest & incarceration rates went up as well, but by then we were in a high-crime high-incarceration equilibrium, which can be relatively stable (Baltimore shifted into one after Freddie Gray caused a brief dip in arrests). NYC has for years been in a virtuous cycle where there is a high ratio of police to civilians, the crime rate declines, and eventually there don't need to be many people incarcerated or even arrested. I recommend reading Mark Kleiman's "When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime & Less Punishment" on that topic.

    NYC has for years been in a virtuous cycle where there is a high ratio of police to civilians, the crime rate declines, and eventually there don’t need to be many people incarcerated or even arrested.

    But those ratios were achieved as much decline in the proportion of the population under 25 as taking on new more police.

    ….eventually the arrest & incarceration rates went up as well, but by then we were in a high-crime high-incarceration equilibrium,

    There were 290 homicides in 2017, less than any year back to the 50s. The decline in crime rates in NCY began in 1990, a full four years previous to Giuliani and Bratton’s Zero Tolerance policy.

    For black me , peak testosterone is at a relatively young age (about twenty). There was a demographic transition with associated watershed in political and legal climate of opinion by 1970. Not just legal and illegal abortion, but people just deciding to have smaller families. Low birth order males are the troublemakers.

  59. @Dr. X
    New black, female Boston D.A. Rachael Rollins refuses to prosecute the following crimes:

    -Trespassing
    -Shoplifting (including offenses that are essentially shoplifting but charged as larceny)
    -Larceny under $250
    -Disorderly conduct
    -Disturbing the peace
    -Receiving stolen property
    -Minor driving offenses, including operating with a suspend or revoked license
    -Breaking and entering
    -Wanton or malicious destruction of property
    -Threats – excluding domestic violence
    -Minor in possession of alcohol
    -Drug possession
    -Drug possession with intent to distribute
    -A stand alone resisting arrest charge

    ...too many Negroes get arrested by the rayciss Boston Klan cops, so she's not going to enforce the white man's "law" any more...

    https://rollins4da.com/policy/charges-to-be-declined/

    https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/04/04/baker-team-slams-da-rachael-rollins-no-prosecute-list-new-memo/

    New black, female Boston D.A. Rachael Rollins refuses to prosecute the following crimes:

    -Trespassing
    -Shoplifting (including offenses that are essentially shoplifting but charged as larceny)
    -Larceny under $250
    -etc etc

    black values

  60. @Dr. X
    New black, female Boston D.A. Rachael Rollins refuses to prosecute the following crimes:

    -Trespassing
    -Shoplifting (including offenses that are essentially shoplifting but charged as larceny)
    -Larceny under $250
    -Disorderly conduct
    -Disturbing the peace
    -Receiving stolen property
    -Minor driving offenses, including operating with a suspend or revoked license
    -Breaking and entering
    -Wanton or malicious destruction of property
    -Threats – excluding domestic violence
    -Minor in possession of alcohol
    -Drug possession
    -Drug possession with intent to distribute
    -A stand alone resisting arrest charge

    ...too many Negroes get arrested by the rayciss Boston Klan cops, so she's not going to enforce the white man's "law" any more...

    https://rollins4da.com/policy/charges-to-be-declined/

    https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/04/04/baker-team-slams-da-rachael-rollins-no-prosecute-list-new-memo/

    There is a really good documentary on YouTube about how Seattle has likewise become a sanctuary city for petty crime. There are well-known offenders there who have literally been arrested hundreds of times without prosecution or jail time.

    And guess what? When you announce in advance that shoplifting is effectively decriminalized the entire homeless population can get their drug money by just walking out of stores with whatever merchandise they want.

  61. Anon[285] • Disclaimer says:

    I’ve always thought that the street crime rate increased due to aging out of white males who could beat the tar out of a street criminal. In the 18oos, most men did manual labor, and were strong enough to knock your block off if you tried committing a crime on the street, and many men in the 1800s carried a firearm as a matter of course.

    In the 20th century, we used to have a significant body of males who had been trained in combat. The draft for WWI, WWII, and Korea, all meant that many average white men knew how to fight. If a mugger tried to rob someone in New York City in 1958, he might be jumped by a half-dozen war vets and smacked around. In all practical terms, they functioned as an auxillery police force. What’s more, when the criminal was hauled in by the cops, the cops wailed away on him too, and didn’t bother to do anything to the white guys who punched him around on the street. They considered it his just dues. You were supposed to be able to take a punch if you chose to be a criminal, and whining about your rights meant you were an effeminate coward, and got you no respect from any male anywhere, not even your criminal acquaintances.

    You’ll always have a low crime rate in a society in which many random men on the street are capable and willing to enforce the law.

  62. If you assume Jews have an entirely self-serving perception of who’s the underdog and who isn’t, their supposed love of the former, and hate for the latter, start to come into focus. Put another way, Jews call their enemies overdogs and their props underdogs, facts be damned.

    E.g., they hate the alt-right and love globo-homo-gayplex.

  63. @Kibernetika
    Visiting a prison with a progressiveTM lawyer is a crazy experience. Miraculously, all of the convicted criminals are innocent -- at least according to them. I will never do it again. I had the horrible feeling that if I ran out of free cigarettes (menthols preferred), I'd be beaten to death. Convicted murderers are good with cognitive dissonance.

    You get used to them.

  64. @Steve Sailer
    Convicted murderers during Prohibition didn't always spend a long time in prison.

    Convicted murderers during Prohibition didn’t always spend a long time in prison.

    Many of them went to the electric chair within weeks or months. Giuseppe Zangara, who killed Chicago mayor Anton Cermak while attempting to assassinate Franklin Roosevelt, was executed a mere 10 days after sentence was passed.

  65. @Mr. Anon

    David L. Bazelon, who as a Federal appeals court judge for three decades wrote landmark opinions extending the rights of the individual and expanding the rights of criminal defendants, died on Friday at his home in Washington….
     
    Silly me. And here I thought that the legislature made laws. You learn something everyday.

    Well what’s the point in having power, if not to abuse it?

  66. anon[325] • Disclaimer says:
    @TGGP
    There was a brief dip in incarceration, but one thing to keep in mind is that preventing crime is actually more important than incarceration. Most criminals are hyperbolic discounters, and crime is a young man's game, so giving an additional year to someone already going to prison doesn't prevent as many crimes as putting an additional cop on the street. The shift toward leniency made it more likely that a person could (initially) get away with committing crimes, so the crime rate went up, and then eventually the arrest & incarceration rates went up as well, but by then we were in a high-crime high-incarceration equilibrium, which can be relatively stable (Baltimore shifted into one after Freddie Gray caused a brief dip in arrests). NYC has for years been in a virtuous cycle where there is a high ratio of police to civilians, the crime rate declines, and eventually there don't need to be many people incarcerated or even arrested. I recommend reading Mark Kleiman's "When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime & Less Punishment" on that topic.

    In Britain they call this “bobbies on the beat” – no, really – and it’s one of those things that every normal member of the public would bring back tomorrow, but the powers that be find gauche and objectionable.

    I’m still not sure what their problem is with it, or how high the crime rate has to go before they’ll concede they’re wrong.

    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
    anon[325]:

    The Daily Mail's Peter (The Good ) Hitchens is always bewailing the removal of beat bobbies - alas, also all to no avail!

  67. @Hail
    I can't believe that in 500 or so words of Steve's commentary and wiki-quotation, he doesn't get around to this little Bazelon Family Trivia:

    [David] Bazelon was born in Superior, Wisconsin [in 1909,] the son of Lena and Israel Bazelon, a general store proprietor. His parents were Russian Jewish immigrants. Bazelon grew up in Chicago, Illinois
     
    As for granddaughter Emily Bazelon:

    [Emily] Bazelon [b.1971] lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with her husband, Paul Sabin, a professor of history and American studies at Yale. They are members of a reform synagogue
     

    [Emily Bazelon] held the Dorot Fellowship in Israel from 1993–94. After law school she worked as a law clerk for Judge Kermit Lipez [b.1941 to Abraham Hyman Lipez and Beatrice (Mayerson) Lipez] of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
     
    It's not really every single time, but...

    I can’t believe that in 500 or so words of Steve’s commentary and wiki-quotation, he doesn’t get around to this little Bazelon Family Trivia:

    It’s presumed that we know that already.

  68. @Alfa158
    Steve also doesn’t mention that the sun rose this morning or that a scorpion can not restrain itself from stinging the frog carrying it across a river. The utter reliability about the most likely ethnicities of people backing policies engineered to wreck our legacy societies means you only need to bother mentioning it when the perpetrator is someone like Morris Dees or some Norwegian Lutheran.

    I’m pretty sure Morris Dees has plenty of Jewish ancestry himself.

  69. @prime noticer
    "POTATUS"

    now we're getting somewhere. time to substitute POTATUS for POTUS on all wonkery type sites like conservative tree house, free republic, and so on.

    might be time to start calling SCOTUS

    SCROTUS

    as well.

    It crossed my mind but one twee acronym was enough, I thought.

  70. Jews eh !
    Where would America be without them.

  71. Just to complete the circle:

    Emily is second cousin twice removed of feminist Betty Friedan. Something which somehow or other makes complete sense!

    • Replies: @Alden
    Friedan was active in the young communist league in college and then went right to work for various lefty organizations.

    She actually worked deep underground for the low wage capitalists. She succeeded wonderfully, 2 and 1/2 workers for the price of one 1960s worker.
  72. But who can remember these days that liberals like David Bazelon took over the American criminal justice system in the 1960s with catastrophic consequences?

    David Bazelon = Vandalize bod.

    Emily Bazelon = Maybe I’ll zone.

    …he came by his feelings for the underdog almost as a birthright. He was born in Superior, Wis.

    Who wouldn’t feel sorry for him?


    https://i0.wp.com/www.twincities.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/042718-n-dnt_-explosion151.jpg?w=1280&crop=0%2C0px%2C100%2C720px&ssl=1

  73. @anon
    In Britain they call this "bobbies on the beat" - no, really - and it's one of those things that every normal member of the public would bring back tomorrow, but the powers that be find gauche and objectionable.

    I'm still not sure what their problem is with it, or how high the crime rate has to go before they'll concede they're wrong.

    anon[325]:

    The Daily Mail’s Peter (The Good ) Hitchens is always bewailing the removal of beat bobbies – alas, also all to no avail!

  74. Hot take: Isn’t increasing the murder rate actually good for conservatives? Destroy cosmopolitan white liberalism. Unleash the horde. Make America’s urban metropoles dangerous again.

  75. @Ron Unz
    Ha, ha, ha... A few months ago I happened to discover some absolutely fascinating facts in the Bazelon family background that seem totally unknown to the world, but which I'll probably include in a future article.

    Let's just say that the supposed focus of the Bazelon clan on preserving civil rights and protecting minorities from cruel mistreatment has been somewhat "exaggerated."

    Put another way, I suppose if the KKK had just hired the right PR people and won over the right MSM journalists, they'd be today considered the greatest force for black empowerment in American history...

    Now is the time to short Bazelon stock …

  76. @Hail
    I can't believe that in 500 or so words of Steve's commentary and wiki-quotation, he doesn't get around to this little Bazelon Family Trivia:

    [David] Bazelon was born in Superior, Wisconsin [in 1909,] the son of Lena and Israel Bazelon, a general store proprietor. His parents were Russian Jewish immigrants. Bazelon grew up in Chicago, Illinois
     
    As for granddaughter Emily Bazelon:

    [Emily] Bazelon [b.1971] lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with her husband, Paul Sabin, a professor of history and American studies at Yale. They are members of a reform synagogue
     

    [Emily Bazelon] held the Dorot Fellowship in Israel from 1993–94. After law school she worked as a law clerk for Judge Kermit Lipez [b.1941 to Abraham Hyman Lipez and Beatrice (Mayerson) Lipez] of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
     
    It's not really every single time, but...

    I don’t think it was a conscience effort of undermining America but the radicalism of Russian Jews and their descendants should be explored more. You can roughly pinpoint the increasing tenor of liberalism of the post-WW2 era to the group’s coming of age.

    • Replies: @RationalExpressions

    “I don’t think it was a conscience effort of undermining America but the radicalism of Russian Jews and their descendants should be explored more. You can roughly pinpoint the increasing tenor of liberalism of the post-WW2 era to the group’s coming of age.”
     
    So you think it’s all been one big misunderstanding? Where have you been?
    , @stillCARealist
    You write the book and I'll read it. I really want to know how much of a factor this is in American history. How did Jewish Communists get so much influence and power? Was it because they're not afraid of anybody? Or they're just smarter?
  77. @Hail
    I can't believe that in 500 or so words of Steve's commentary and wiki-quotation, he doesn't get around to this little Bazelon Family Trivia:

    [David] Bazelon was born in Superior, Wisconsin [in 1909,] the son of Lena and Israel Bazelon, a general store proprietor. His parents were Russian Jewish immigrants. Bazelon grew up in Chicago, Illinois
     
    As for granddaughter Emily Bazelon:

    [Emily] Bazelon [b.1971] lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with her husband, Paul Sabin, a professor of history and American studies at Yale. They are members of a reform synagogue
     

    [Emily Bazelon] held the Dorot Fellowship in Israel from 1993–94. After law school she worked as a law clerk for Judge Kermit Lipez [b.1941 to Abraham Hyman Lipez and Beatrice (Mayerson) Lipez] of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
     
    It's not really every single time, but...

    I’m pretty sure Steve let the fact his dad’s name was Israel do the not-so-heavy lifting here.

    I’m just happy Brennan, Bill Douglas and Bazelon could all go to Senators games together. It’s like a joke. An Irishman, wasp and a jew go to a ballgame…why wasn’t Thurgood invited?

    • Replies: @Hail

    I’m pretty sure Steve let the fact his dad’s name was Israel do the not-so-heavy lifting here.
     
    FWIW, that was not in the original post. Steve must have added it a little later.

    Steve's posts, as you know, are sometimes living documents in their first few minutes/hours. Then the comment-storm comes, then they sit unaltered with no new content/comments for years, preserved for reference.

    Anyway, the grandfather's Ostjude, Ellis Island-era origins are perhaps not a surprise (as many have claimed in comments here). Slightly more surprising at least is that his descendants have remained loyal, synagogue-card-carrying Jews down to the present, including the ostensible subject of the OP, Emily Bazelon (b.1971).

    Emily Bazelon has written about her two sons (according to her published journalism, son Eli Bazelon is b.1999/2000 and second son Simon Bazelon is b.2002/2003). They were bar mitzvah'ed and have two Jewish parents; presumably they also identify as Jewish. Her first son is now probably in the Ivy League somewhere himself (or, maybe, on an extended Friendship Tour of Israel), having presumably graduated from high school in 2018.

  78. @Colin Wright
    Parenthetically, 'his parents were Jewish' is a weird circumlocution employed at Google (and presumably elsewhere.)

    One never says '_________ is Jewish.' One says, '_________ parents were Jewish.'

    Nu? Did they convert to Christianity in 1954? Did we have some wave of forced baptisms I missed? Is there something undesirable about specifying someone is Jewish?

    Lol. Good point.

    You know, “his parents were Jewish” but maybe he came out some other way. Sorta like if his parents were brunettes but maybe he came out blond. Or if his parents were right-handed but he came out left handed. Could happen to anyone.

  79. @Polynices
    100% agreement. We execute far too few people.

    I like how she downplays felony burglary and theft as no big deal and not deserving of much punishment. Pretty sure if we went back to hanging thieves we would have a vastly happier and healthier country.

    Elements of sharia law could be introduced. Time was you would be hanged for stealing an apple from an orchard, known as scrumping. It probably had healthy eugenic effects.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1203828/The-222-Victorian-crimes-man-hanged.html

  80. @International Jew
    I wouldn't go as far as hanging thieves. But I'd execute:

    1. Absolutely everyone convicted of 1st degree murder.

    2. Other murders if the victim was a stranger.

    3. Rapists*

    4. Perhaps most controversially, I'd execute anyone who assaulted and did serious harm (concussion-inducing punch, and up) to a random stranger. The principle behind this is that such people have put parts of our country off-limits to other citizens. That's the same as conquering parts of our country, so these people should be treated as soldiers of an invading army. (It's unfortunate that after 60 years of this intolerable situation, it's become normalized.)

    *I'd want to execute rapists only after first we recover the traditional understanding of what is rape — and what isn't.

    I’m a multicultural guy when it comes to theft. Chop off thieves’ hands as the Koran requires.

  81. @Anonymous
    Except for the fact that this enlightened form of justice will not apply to Whites, this would be a great development. White criminals will always be the "exceptional cases" where prosecution will magically found to be in the public interest. But... think about it.

    Shoplift from the corporations who hate you

    Destroy some of your local CEO's property

    Sell drugs

    In 5-10 years, our existence will be a crime just by itsself. Literally persona non-grata, all nice and LEGAL, boomers. Take the free money while you can.

    They only get away with this because Whites follow the rules, even as we complain that the rules are deliberately rigged against us.

    “White criminals will always be the “exceptional cases” where prosecution will magically found to be in the public interest.”

    Absolutely. In the UK, four Somali girls can kick a “white slag” unconscious in the street and not go to jail.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/8937856/Muslim-women-not-used-to-drinking-walk-free-after-attack-on-woman.html

    Whereas a drunk student who tweets something nasty about a black footballer does go to jail and gets thrown off his university course (with the full approval of his “student union”).

    https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/jailed-student-loses-appeal-over-2046470

  82. Roy Jenkins, British Home Secretary in the mid 60s similarly poisoned UK law enforcement and criminal justice.

    Consequences still felt today.

  83. @Hail
    I can't believe that in 500 or so words of Steve's commentary and wiki-quotation, he doesn't get around to this little Bazelon Family Trivia:

    [David] Bazelon was born in Superior, Wisconsin [in 1909,] the son of Lena and Israel Bazelon, a general store proprietor. His parents were Russian Jewish immigrants. Bazelon grew up in Chicago, Illinois
     
    As for granddaughter Emily Bazelon:

    [Emily] Bazelon [b.1971] lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with her husband, Paul Sabin, a professor of history and American studies at Yale. They are members of a reform synagogue
     

    [Emily Bazelon] held the Dorot Fellowship in Israel from 1993–94. After law school she worked as a law clerk for Judge Kermit Lipez [b.1941 to Abraham Hyman Lipez and Beatrice (Mayerson) Lipez] of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
     
    It's not really every single time, but...

    I can’t believe that in 500 or so words of Steve’s commentary and wiki-quotation, he doesn’t get around to this little Bazelon Family Trivia:

    He did, you just didn’t read it thoroughly enough.

  84. @Bard of Bumperstickers
    Boston district attorney orders police not to arrest for numerous property crimes:
    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2019/04/no_author/left-wing-cities-going-lawless/

    Leftist psychosis is going to destroy this country, one way or another.

    • Replies: @Alden
    Leftist Ellis Island psychotics have already destroyed this country
  85. “Rethinking the Sixties” books have been published frequently for decades now, but have any of the legal architects of the steep jump in crime during the sixties published a mea culpa? I can’t think of a prominent one off the top of my head.

  86. @Alfa158
    Steve also doesn’t mention that the sun rose this morning or that a scorpion can not restrain itself from stinging the frog carrying it across a river. The utter reliability about the most likely ethnicities of people backing policies engineered to wreck our legacy societies means you only need to bother mentioning it when the perpetrator is someone like Morris Dees or some Norwegian Lutheran.

    I dunno. I had assumed Morris Dees of the SPLC was Jewish, but apparently he’s not.

    • Replies: @ben tillman
    I think his "dad" was cuckolded, perhaps by the Jew he was named after. And "Dees" itself usually seems to be a Jewish name, as with the woman who organized the Million Mom March.
  87. Hail says: • Website
    @Hhsiii
    I’m pretty sure Steve let the fact his dad’s name was Israel do the not-so-heavy lifting here.

    I’m just happy Brennan, Bill Douglas and Bazelon could all go to Senators games together. It’s like a joke. An Irishman, wasp and a jew go to a ballgame...why wasn’t Thurgood invited?

    I’m pretty sure Steve let the fact his dad’s name was Israel do the not-so-heavy lifting here.

    FWIW, that was not in the original post. Steve must have added it a little later.

    Steve’s posts, as you know, are sometimes living documents in their first few minutes/hours. Then the comment-storm comes, then they sit unaltered with no new content/comments for years, preserved for reference.

    Anyway, the grandfather’s Ostjude, Ellis Island-era origins are perhaps not a surprise (as many have claimed in comments here). Slightly more surprising at least is that his descendants have remained loyal, synagogue-card-carrying Jews down to the present, including the ostensible subject of the OP, Emily Bazelon (b.1971).

    Emily Bazelon has written about her two sons (according to her published journalism, son Eli Bazelon is b.1999/2000 and second son Simon Bazelon is b.2002/2003). They were bar mitzvah’ed and have two Jewish parents; presumably they also identify as Jewish. Her first son is now probably in the Ivy League somewhere himself (or, maybe, on an extended Friendship Tour of Israel), having presumably graduated from high school in 2018.

    • Replies: @Anonymouse
    Many commenters here single out American jews as disloyal to America (guilty until proved innocent), justifying that canard by pointing to some/many jews whose opinions they do not share. In this case, Emily Bazelon has written a book about criminal incarceration and she is jewish. According to Steve, her opinions on that subject were inherited from her father a powerful judge. Further, her father's innovations on pleading insanity, again according to Steve, somehow were responsible for increased crime. What has their religion got to do with it? Is it Steve's contention that jews by birth are infected with the diabolical intention to make the world worse in this case by increasing crime? Is there a rational justification for that inference?
  88. @Ed
    I don’t think it was a conscience effort of undermining America but the radicalism of Russian Jews and their descendants should be explored more. You can roughly pinpoint the increasing tenor of liberalism of the post-WW2 era to the group’s coming of age.

    “I don’t think it was a conscience effort of undermining America but the radicalism of Russian Jews and their descendants should be explored more. You can roughly pinpoint the increasing tenor of liberalism of the post-WW2 era to the group’s coming of age.”

    So you think it’s all been one big misunderstanding? Where have you been?

  89. @Alden
    The name Bazeldon was familiar.

    For about 10 years now Soros has backed pro criminal District attorneys. Kim Foxx is one of them. Chesa (a man) Boudin is the Soros candidate just parachuted in candidate for San Francisco district attorney. He’s the son of weather underground Kathy Boudin who recently got out of prison for several murders back in the civil rights days.

    He’s also the grandson of Leonard Boudin CPUSA member and attorney for the COUSA back in its glory days. One of the last things Jerry Brown did was raise the petty theft limit to $950.00 That means thefts of less than $950.00 value won’t be charged or even arrrsted. $950.09 is 4 small TVs. That’s a lot

    Even the knee gro loving criminal loving TV news has broadcasted shows about professional shoplifters raiding stores and just running out with thousands of dollars worth of merchandise.

    Professional shoplifting is a big, big business. Half the product on sale in immigrant convenience stores is shoplifted from places like CVS Walgreens Rite Aid

    On the other hand, the liberals haven’t yet legalized crimes against persons yet or home burglaries.

    CVS Target Walgreens and the rest of the capitalist pigs encourages massive immigration to increase their customers, EBT to pay for the purchases and affirmative action hiring policies.

    So let them suffer the consequences of legalizing crimes against their property.

    Good thing about the feminazis. They hold the line against decriminalizing crimes against persons. If the stupid witches only knew most robbery and mugging victims are men, not women.

    Walmart is now checking receipts at the door, like Costco. I guess they finally got fed up with the rampant theft. Also, I’m noticing more large male employees moving carts around outside on a regular basis. My guess is they’re there for security, not carts.

  90. I don’t think anyone sympathetic to much of what Sailer writes should be too quick to condemn Bazelon. Whether or not we all identify as white nationalists, that’s how we are labelled, and we are quickly becoming the primary targets of state oppression, so standing up for defendants and against state power should be a priority for all of us.

    • Replies: @Thomas

    Whether or not we all identify as white nationalists, that’s how we are labelled, and we are quickly becoming the primary targets of state oppression, so standing up for defendants and against state power should be a priority for all of us.
     
    I, for one, have the utmost confidence that the Bazelons would extend the same noblesse oblige to accused “white nationalists” that they do to black common criminals.
  91. @Dr. X
    New black, female Boston D.A. Rachael Rollins refuses to prosecute the following crimes:

    -Trespassing
    -Shoplifting (including offenses that are essentially shoplifting but charged as larceny)
    -Larceny under $250
    -Disorderly conduct
    -Disturbing the peace
    -Receiving stolen property
    -Minor driving offenses, including operating with a suspend or revoked license
    -Breaking and entering
    -Wanton or malicious destruction of property
    -Threats – excluding domestic violence
    -Minor in possession of alcohol
    -Drug possession
    -Drug possession with intent to distribute
    -A stand alone resisting arrest charge

    ...too many Negroes get arrested by the rayciss Boston Klan cops, so she's not going to enforce the white man's "law" any more...

    https://rollins4da.com/policy/charges-to-be-declined/

    https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/04/04/baker-team-slams-da-rachael-rollins-no-prosecute-list-new-memo/

    Breaking and entering results in assault, rape, murder, when the burglar encounters a dweller. Idiot DA.

  92. @Ed
    I don’t think it was a conscience effort of undermining America but the radicalism of Russian Jews and their descendants should be explored more. You can roughly pinpoint the increasing tenor of liberalism of the post-WW2 era to the group’s coming of age.

    You write the book and I’ll read it. I really want to know how much of a factor this is in American history. How did Jewish Communists get so much influence and power? Was it because they’re not afraid of anybody? Or they’re just smarter?

    • Replies: @ben tillman
    Neither. They owned the societal moral-imprinting apparatus. They owned the societal truth-making apparatus.
    , @IHTG
    Why is Trump president?

    High energy!
  93. @Hail

    I’m pretty sure Steve let the fact his dad’s name was Israel do the not-so-heavy lifting here.
     
    FWIW, that was not in the original post. Steve must have added it a little later.

    Steve's posts, as you know, are sometimes living documents in their first few minutes/hours. Then the comment-storm comes, then they sit unaltered with no new content/comments for years, preserved for reference.

    Anyway, the grandfather's Ostjude, Ellis Island-era origins are perhaps not a surprise (as many have claimed in comments here). Slightly more surprising at least is that his descendants have remained loyal, synagogue-card-carrying Jews down to the present, including the ostensible subject of the OP, Emily Bazelon (b.1971).

    Emily Bazelon has written about her two sons (according to her published journalism, son Eli Bazelon is b.1999/2000 and second son Simon Bazelon is b.2002/2003). They were bar mitzvah'ed and have two Jewish parents; presumably they also identify as Jewish. Her first son is now probably in the Ivy League somewhere himself (or, maybe, on an extended Friendship Tour of Israel), having presumably graduated from high school in 2018.

    Many commenters here single out American jews as disloyal to America (guilty until proved innocent), justifying that canard by pointing to some/many jews whose opinions they do not share. In this case, Emily Bazelon has written a book about criminal incarceration and she is jewish. According to Steve, her opinions on that subject were inherited from her father a powerful judge. Further, her father’s innovations on pleading insanity, again according to Steve, somehow were responsible for increased crime. What has their religion got to do with it? Is it Steve’s contention that jews by birth are infected with the diabolical intention to make the world worse in this case by increasing crime? Is there a rational justification for that inference?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    >religion
    Heh.
    >Steve's lunatic notion that having the most influential jurist alive as a close relative may have influenced you, borne out in the lady's own damn words right there for you to read, where she is clearly advancing the same line
    Yeah Steve's a wild one.
  94. @Earl Warren Cliffnotes
    The best circumlocution I've seen recently was the description of the recently-identified Jack the Ripper suspect -- "A Polish immigrant who spoke Yiddish."

    He’s not a suspect. He cut himself killing Elizabeth Stride and left his blood containing his DNA all over her shawl. He wasn’t a Pole. He was a Jew. He was the chief suspect at the time because he had a record of attacking women. Aaron Kosmanski was his name.

    There have been hundreds of books written about Jack the Ripper, accusing men from the heir to the English throne to an obscure San Francisco clergyman of being Jack.
    Then the mystery is solved and …….,

  95. @Dan Hayes
    Just to complete the circle:

    Emily is second cousin twice removed of feminist Betty Friedan. Something which somehow or other makes complete sense!

    Friedan was active in the young communist league in college and then went right to work for various lefty organizations.

    She actually worked deep underground for the low wage capitalists. She succeeded wonderfully, 2 and 1/2 workers for the price of one 1960s worker.

    • Agree: Dan Hayes
    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Is there evidence that this was what Friedan was intentionally doing or is that inference?
  96. @midtown
    Leftist psychosis is going to destroy this country, one way or another.

    Leftist Ellis Island psychotics have already destroyed this country

  97. @Colin Wright
    Parenthetically, 'his parents were Jewish' is a weird circumlocution employed at Google (and presumably elsewhere.)

    One never says '_________ is Jewish.' One says, '_________ parents were Jewish.'

    Nu? Did they convert to Christianity in 1954? Did we have some wave of forced baptisms I missed? Is there something undesirable about specifying someone is Jewish?

    This information is much more useful. The child can always claim he’s an atheist or non-Jewish for some other reason.

  98. @International Jew
    David Bazelon, yep, Mr. Evil.

    Steve, you're the victim of a cognitive blindspot if you can obsess over one Jewish appellate judge but look right past eight "real American" Supreme Court justices — Earl Warren, Hugo Black, Stanley Forman Reed, William O. Douglas, Robert H. Jackson, Harold Hitz Burton, Tom C. Clark, and Sherman Minton.

    Like it or not, the 1960s crime wave was overwhelmingly a joint venture between your WASP elite and its former slaves.

    There are leaders, and there are followers. There are those who come up with the program, and those to0 whom it is sold.

    • Replies: @International Jew
    And the "leader" is...inevitably the Jew, of course.

    You guys are as pathetic as those blacks who blame their problems today on FDR or Colonialism or unconscious white supremacy.
  99. @istevefan

    In many states, “violent felonies” include offenses like breaking into an empty house or snatching a purse or iPhone on the street. Reducing sentences for these offenses — and changing what counts as a violent felony to begin with — is a good way to start lowering this share of the prison population.
     
    Don't tell me. The whole point of the topic covered in this post, and reflected in the above quote, is on account of blacks. Once again 13 percent of the population is the political hot potato that no one wants to touch. And the only way they think they can solve the problem is to once again lower the standards. Whether it is for academic courses, professional competency exams, or defining what does or does not constitute a felony, lowering the standards is now the go-to option to deal the thirteen percent.

    If you are any type of Asian or Hispanic, and are a member of the democrat's army of non-White voters, you ought to feel ashamed that your vote is going to promote the goals and policies of the Black Party. Deep in your minds, whether you admit it or not, you came to the USA because of its high functioning status that was birthed by its European population. You must know that what the Black Party has in mind for the USA will destroy it. We even have former VP Biden now condemning our "English jurisprudence". Come on guys, you really want us to abandon what made this place the magnet you just had to come to?

    Wake up. Even if you don't want to vote GOP, then support some third party to help push both parties into addressing valid, but ignored issues. Or else just don't vote. But whatever you do, don't vote for the Black Party. That's just stupid and you know it, Mr. 1500 SAT.

    Don’t tell me. The whole point of the topic covered in this post, and reflected in the above quote, is on account of blacks. Once again 13 percent of the population is the political hot potato that no one wants to touch. And the only way they think they can solve the problem is to once again lower the standards.

    Emily Bazelon is happy to touch the hot potato, but of course she is not interested in solving what we see as a problem. She wants to exacerbate it, because — to her — the problem is always the existence of a healthy white community.

  100. @prime noticer
    "POTATUS"

    now we're getting somewhere. time to substitute POTATUS for POTUS on all wonkery type sites like conservative tree house, free republic, and so on.

    might be time to start calling SCOTUS

    SCROTUS

    as well.

    Back when I was about 8 or 9, I was taught that words like “the” and “of” and so forth ,were dropped when creating an acronym.

    So while POTATUS is amusing, I think PUS is more evocative, what with pus being a side effect of an infection, and all.

  101. @stillCARealist
    You write the book and I'll read it. I really want to know how much of a factor this is in American history. How did Jewish Communists get so much influence and power? Was it because they're not afraid of anybody? Or they're just smarter?

    Neither. They owned the societal moral-imprinting apparatus. They owned the societal truth-making apparatus.

  102. @Dave Pinsen
    I dunno. I had assumed Morris Dees of the SPLC was Jewish, but apparently he’s not.

    I think his “dad” was cuckolded, perhaps by the Jew he was named after. And “Dees” itself usually seems to be a Jewish name, as with the woman who organized the Million Mom March.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Okay, but that's a lot of effort for ultimately unprovable biology, when a racially gentile person can be effectively ideologically or religiously or culturally part of any permutation of Jewishness, including atheist progressivism, and in fact our current educational system is set up to ensure that. I can't see what we get for proving that Dees had one drop of Jewish blood. His behavior and associates -- which is after all what we are supposed to judge anyway -- speak louder than his 23andMe results ever could.
  103. OK, so as I’m writing this there are 99 comments, and not a single one of them seems to have noticed the bit where a clique of judges were conspiring to shift the entire legal system:

    And as the best friend of the most influential Warren Court justice, William Brennan, Grampa Bazelon often worked behind the scenes with Brennan to set up various cases to get in front of the Warren Court for pre-planned decisions

    It is no longer contentious to notice that there’s a pattern to this that goes back over a century now.

    Brandeis and Frankfurter were part of a specifically-Zionist secret society (Parushim) for the whole of their careers; Brandeis was funding Frankfurter’s attempts to shape policy (in directions favoured by Brandeis, duh) while Brandeis was serving on the Supreme Court.

    It’s interesting to notice that there is always ‘scuttlebutt’ about cases getting to the Supreme Court as a result of deliberately faulty decisions, simply to enable the BlackRobes to set a precedent that is then locked in because the legal priesthood (rabbinate?) has the retarded concept of stare decisis… the requirement that courts must defer to the historical decisions of higher courts.

    Get a precedent set by the BlackRobes, and only the BlackRobes can overturn it (the legislature can too, but it’s rare that they do, because of the quasi-mythical nature of the BlackRobes).

    It must have annoyed “Fat Tony” Scalia no end that there was fuck-all benefit to being an Opus Dei self-flagellating retard; maybe that’s why he was always scowling and ate himself into an early(-ish) grave.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Good point. In our defense, all professions are conspiracies against the laiety, but none more so than the law racket. If another scam plays its cards right, it makes more money than it would otherwise. If law does, it is now the government. So this was probably just expected.
    I am reminded of the triumphant NPR story of an organization of homosexuals, many of them of a certain persuasion if you've seen how that production ends, having gotten a "ringer" on the board of the DSM, positioning a vote on the healthiness of homosexuality. At one point they arranged for a hard case target to be in a certain bar in time to see a distraught airman in uniform bemoan the injustice of the diagnosis.
    https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/81-words-the-inside-story-of-psychiatry-and/3228820
    It's conspiracy theory while in operation or shortly thereafter (just like a real government!) -- then, unlike government operations, it's rubbed in your face.
    , @ben tillman

    It’s interesting to notice that there is always ‘scuttlebutt’ about cases getting to the Supreme Court as a result of deliberately faulty decisions, simply to enable the BlackRobes to set a precedent that is then locked in because the legal priesthood (rabbinate?) has the retarded concept of stare decisis… the requirement that courts must defer to the historical decisions of higher courts.
     
    There's certainly a conflict between the doctrine of stare decisis and the principle of res judicata, which holds that, if someone is to be bound by a judicial decision, he must have been a party to the case.
  104. @ben tillman
    I think his "dad" was cuckolded, perhaps by the Jew he was named after. And "Dees" itself usually seems to be a Jewish name, as with the woman who organized the Million Mom March.

    Okay, but that’s a lot of effort for ultimately unprovable biology, when a racially gentile person can be effectively ideologically or religiously or culturally part of any permutation of Jewishness, including atheist progressivism, and in fact our current educational system is set up to ensure that. I can’t see what we get for proving that Dees had one drop of Jewish blood. His behavior and associates — which is after all what we are supposed to judge anyway — speak louder than his 23andMe results ever could.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    I read an obituary for Dees' younger brother. He went into the music industry and married a lady named Bloom, who presumably is Jewish. The brother's funeral was held at a synagogue. But the brother, the obituary said, was a donor to a Baptist charity.

    So, I'd guess the Dees' ancestry was part Jewish, or maybe had an aunt who was married to a Jewish guy or something like that, but also Baptist.

  105. @Alden
    Friedan was active in the young communist league in college and then went right to work for various lefty organizations.

    She actually worked deep underground for the low wage capitalists. She succeeded wonderfully, 2 and 1/2 workers for the price of one 1960s worker.

    Is there evidence that this was what Friedan was intentionally doing or is that inference?

  106. @Anonymouse
    Many commenters here single out American jews as disloyal to America (guilty until proved innocent), justifying that canard by pointing to some/many jews whose opinions they do not share. In this case, Emily Bazelon has written a book about criminal incarceration and she is jewish. According to Steve, her opinions on that subject were inherited from her father a powerful judge. Further, her father's innovations on pleading insanity, again according to Steve, somehow were responsible for increased crime. What has their religion got to do with it? Is it Steve's contention that jews by birth are infected with the diabolical intention to make the world worse in this case by increasing crime? Is there a rational justification for that inference?

    >religion
    Heh.
    >Steve’s lunatic notion that having the most influential jurist alive as a close relative may have influenced you, borne out in the lady’s own damn words right there for you to read, where she is clearly advancing the same line
    Yeah Steve’s a wild one.

  107. @J.Ross
    Okay, but that's a lot of effort for ultimately unprovable biology, when a racially gentile person can be effectively ideologically or religiously or culturally part of any permutation of Jewishness, including atheist progressivism, and in fact our current educational system is set up to ensure that. I can't see what we get for proving that Dees had one drop of Jewish blood. His behavior and associates -- which is after all what we are supposed to judge anyway -- speak louder than his 23andMe results ever could.

    I read an obituary for Dees’ younger brother. He went into the music industry and married a lady named Bloom, who presumably is Jewish. The brother’s funeral was held at a synagogue. But the brother, the obituary said, was a donor to a Baptist charity.

    So, I’d guess the Dees’ ancestry was part Jewish, or maybe had an aunt who was married to a Jewish guy or something like that, but also Baptist.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Right, but the music industry is as Jewish or more as the one Dees had a talent for. In fact, the younger brother surely got married, and introduced his wife (to say nothing of associates) to the family, before Dees became a Nazi-finder? There could be influence that way, but it's still not biology.
  108. @Alden
    The name Bazeldon was familiar.

    For about 10 years now Soros has backed pro criminal District attorneys. Kim Foxx is one of them. Chesa (a man) Boudin is the Soros candidate just parachuted in candidate for San Francisco district attorney. He’s the son of weather underground Kathy Boudin who recently got out of prison for several murders back in the civil rights days.

    He’s also the grandson of Leonard Boudin CPUSA member and attorney for the COUSA back in its glory days. One of the last things Jerry Brown did was raise the petty theft limit to $950.00 That means thefts of less than $950.00 value won’t be charged or even arrrsted. $950.09 is 4 small TVs. That’s a lot

    Even the knee gro loving criminal loving TV news has broadcasted shows about professional shoplifters raiding stores and just running out with thousands of dollars worth of merchandise.

    Professional shoplifting is a big, big business. Half the product on sale in immigrant convenience stores is shoplifted from places like CVS Walgreens Rite Aid

    On the other hand, the liberals haven’t yet legalized crimes against persons yet or home burglaries.

    CVS Target Walgreens and the rest of the capitalist pigs encourages massive immigration to increase their customers, EBT to pay for the purchases and affirmative action hiring policies.

    So let them suffer the consequences of legalizing crimes against their property.

    Good thing about the feminazis. They hold the line against decriminalizing crimes against persons. If the stupid witches only knew most robbery and mugging victims are men, not women.

    Great comment, but just a small quibble/question – what’s a small TV? It’s the current year, not 1965 when we were glad to have a big 9″ set. ;-}

    I think TV “sets” are not prime shoplifting material in the current year, Mrs. #257. It seem like it’d be tablets, phones, jewelry, and, of course, tennis shoes.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    This is an under-observed thing Gilliam got right in Brazil. The 60s dream was everything bigger and better, especially consumer goods. The dystopia in Brazil gave up on bigger, making ridiculously small black and white tubes, but giving people those clear plastic screens with parallel ridges. So your screen would be an inch and a half, but you magnified it to what would still be small in the 60s, and counted yourself better off.
    And now everybody streams Hulu on tiny smartphones (yes, larger tablets are available) and you can buy a magnifying overscreen.
  109. @Steve Sailer
    I read an obituary for Dees' younger brother. He went into the music industry and married a lady named Bloom, who presumably is Jewish. The brother's funeral was held at a synagogue. But the brother, the obituary said, was a donor to a Baptist charity.

    So, I'd guess the Dees' ancestry was part Jewish, or maybe had an aunt who was married to a Jewish guy or something like that, but also Baptist.

    Right, but the music industry is as Jewish or more as the one Dees had a talent for. In fact, the younger brother surely got married, and introduced his wife (to say nothing of associates) to the family, before Dees became a Nazi-finder? There could be influence that way, but it’s still not biology.

  110. @Kratoklastes
    OK, so as I'm writing this there are 99 comments, and not a single one of them seems to have noticed the bit where a clique of judges were conspiring to shift the entire legal system:

    And as the best friend of the most influential Warren Court justice, William Brennan, Grampa Bazelon often worked behind the scenes with Brennan to set up various cases to get in front of the Warren Court for pre-planned decisions
     
    It is no longer contentious to notice that there's a pattern to this that goes back over a century now.

    Brandeis and Frankfurter were part of a specifically-Zionist secret society (Parushim) for the whole of their careers; Brandeis was funding Frankfurter's attempts to shape policy (in directions favoured by Brandeis, duh) while Brandeis was serving on the Supreme Court.

    It's interesting to notice that there is always 'scuttlebutt' about cases getting to the Supreme Court as a result of deliberately faulty decisions, simply to enable the BlackRobes to set a precedent that is then locked in because the legal priesthood (rabbinate?) has the retarded concept of stare decisis... the requirement that courts must defer to the historical decisions of higher courts.

    Get a precedent set by the BlackRobes, and only the BlackRobes can overturn it (the legislature can too, but it's rare that they do, because of the quasi-mythical nature of the BlackRobes).

    It must have annoyed "Fat Tony" Scalia no end that there was fuck-all benefit to being an Opus Dei self-flagellating retard; maybe that's why he was always scowling and ate himself into an early(-ish) grave.

    Good point. In our defense, all professions are conspiracies against the laiety, but none more so than the law racket. If another scam plays its cards right, it makes more money than it would otherwise. If law does, it is now the government. So this was probably just expected.
    I am reminded of the triumphant NPR story of an organization of homosexuals, many of them of a certain persuasion if you’ve seen how that production ends, having gotten a “ringer” on the board of the DSM, positioning a vote on the healthiness of homosexuality. At one point they arranged for a hard case target to be in a certain bar in time to see a distraught airman in uniform bemoan the injustice of the diagnosis.
    https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/81-words-the-inside-story-of-psychiatry-and/3228820
    It’s conspiracy theory while in operation or shortly thereafter (just like a real government!) — then, unlike government operations, it’s rubbed in your face.

  111. @Achmed E. Newman
    Great comment, but just a small quibble/question - what's a small TV? It's the current year, not 1965 when we were glad to have a big 9" set. ;-}

    I think TV "sets" are not prime shoplifting material in the current year, Mrs. #257. It seem like it'd be tablets, phones, jewelry, and, of course, tennis shoes.

    This is an under-observed thing Gilliam got right in Brazil. The 60s dream was everything bigger and better, especially consumer goods. The dystopia in Brazil gave up on bigger, making ridiculously small black and white tubes, but giving people those clear plastic screens with parallel ridges. So your screen would be an inch and a half, but you magnified it to what would still be small in the 60s, and counted yourself better off.
    And now everybody streams Hulu on tiny smartphones (yes, larger tablets are available) and you can buy a magnifying overscreen.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Fresnel lenses are what you mean.

    Brazil is one of my all-time favorite movies.
  112. @ben tillman
    There are leaders, and there are followers. There are those who come up with the program, and those to0 whom it is sold.

    And the “leader” is…inevitably the Jew, of course.

    You guys are as pathetic as those blacks who blame their problems today on FDR or Colonialism or unconscious white supremacy.

    • Replies: @ben tillman
    You're doing it right now -- trying to lead people away from the truth.
  113. @Anonymous
    Crime wave in the late 60s-early 90s wasn't due to decarceration; incarceration rates were consistent with prior decades, and started gradually increasing in response to increased crime rates.

    https://www.prisonpolicy.org/images/reportthumbs/statepolicy_twittercard.png?v=1

    I don't know what the "actual" cause is: normalization of drug use, breakdown in the nuclear family, deindustrialization, proliferation of cheap guns, general disdain for conventional morality all probably played a role. But there wasn't any revolution in the criminal justice system in the 60s; there *was* a change in the mental health system in that time period, but the relationship between that and violent crime rates is tenuous (schizophrenics etc are generally not aggressively violent).

    “I don’t know what the “actual” cause is:”

    The so-called civil rights movement.

    • Replies: @SMK
    The paramount goal of "criminal justice reform," led by blacks and their white left-liberal sycophants, is not to release myriads of nonviolent and harmless inmates of all races and both sexes from prison and to jail and imprison far fewer of them in the future. The overriding purpose of such reforms is to release myriads of violent and/or recidivist black criminals and to sentence far fewer of them to prison in the future to reduce the "racist" disparities in incarceration rates between whites and blacks. If successful, systematically, the crime rates of blacks well rise dramatically.

    According to blacks, leftists of all races, and nearly all "conservative," black crime rates and, consequently, incarceration rates in contrast to whites have nothing to do with innate racial group differences: average IQ, levels of testosterone, impulsivity, etc. Such inequalities are purely environmental and, for blacks and white left-liberals, wholly an effect of "racism" and the "legacy of slavery and segregation" and a "racist" criminal justice system that arrests and prosecutes blacks far more frequently than whites for the same crimes and punishes them far more harshly with far longer prison sentences.

    Generally, exactly the opposite is true. All things considered, black males are the most indulged, by far, of criminals and criminal defendants. And their crime rates in contrast to whites are largely and essentially biological in causation and, culturally, not an effect of "racism" and the "legacy of slavery and Jim Crow" but of lies and delusions that blame all disparities between whites and blacks in respect to violence and criminality, poverty, school performance, illegitimacy, incarceration rates, etc, on white and "racism" and the "legacy of slavery and segregation.'
    , @SMK
    If the" criminal justice reforms" that blacks and white leftists propose are enacted and myriads of violent and/or recidivist black criminals are released from prison and far fewer are sentenced to prison in the future and the incarceration rates of blacks in contrast to whites are reduced significantly, blacks and white leftists will still decry the system as "racist" if blacks on average are still far more likely to be incarcerated. Their condemnation of the system as "racist" will only end if whites on average are as likely to be incarcerated. Put differently, since whites outnumber blacks by approximately 5-1, the system will be denounced as "racist" until white inmates outnumber blacks by approximately 5-1. The only way this ideal of "justice" and equality" could be realized and sustained is by not arresting and prosecuting hundreds of thousands of violent and recidivist black criminals or, if prosecuted and convicted, sentencing them to probation or short jail sentences, while imprisoning hundreds of thousands of white first-offenders convicted of non-violent and often victimless and mala prohibita felonies. Such iniquity is already true to a large and growing degree in myriads of cases and will be are worse in the future when the left controls everything.
  114. @J.Ross
    This is an under-observed thing Gilliam got right in Brazil. The 60s dream was everything bigger and better, especially consumer goods. The dystopia in Brazil gave up on bigger, making ridiculously small black and white tubes, but giving people those clear plastic screens with parallel ridges. So your screen would be an inch and a half, but you magnified it to what would still be small in the 60s, and counted yourself better off.
    And now everybody streams Hulu on tiny smartphones (yes, larger tablets are available) and you can buy a magnifying overscreen.

    Fresnel lenses are what you mean.

    Brazil is one of my all-time favorite movies.

    • Replies: @captflee
    And a big shout out to old Augustin-Jean Fresnel, whose invention made safer the lives of those who fly or float. As a 'yoot' I had the privilege, as low man on the totem pole of CG Aids to Navigation Team Puerto Rico, to maintain the third order light atop El Castillo de San Felipe del Morro, grooving on that turn of the century craftsmanship still ticking away nearly seven decades after its installation.

    Ditto Brazil; while Terry Gilliam doesn't necessarily seem the kind of guy with whom I would wish to drain a bottle of the Macallan, he did a pretty damned good job there. "Aquarela do Brasil" is quite the catchy tune, bordering on "earworm" status, no?
  115. @International Jew
    And the "leader" is...inevitably the Jew, of course.

    You guys are as pathetic as those blacks who blame their problems today on FDR or Colonialism or unconscious white supremacy.

    You’re doing it right now — trying to lead people away from the truth.

  116. @Kratoklastes
    OK, so as I'm writing this there are 99 comments, and not a single one of them seems to have noticed the bit where a clique of judges were conspiring to shift the entire legal system:

    And as the best friend of the most influential Warren Court justice, William Brennan, Grampa Bazelon often worked behind the scenes with Brennan to set up various cases to get in front of the Warren Court for pre-planned decisions
     
    It is no longer contentious to notice that there's a pattern to this that goes back over a century now.

    Brandeis and Frankfurter were part of a specifically-Zionist secret society (Parushim) for the whole of their careers; Brandeis was funding Frankfurter's attempts to shape policy (in directions favoured by Brandeis, duh) while Brandeis was serving on the Supreme Court.

    It's interesting to notice that there is always 'scuttlebutt' about cases getting to the Supreme Court as a result of deliberately faulty decisions, simply to enable the BlackRobes to set a precedent that is then locked in because the legal priesthood (rabbinate?) has the retarded concept of stare decisis... the requirement that courts must defer to the historical decisions of higher courts.

    Get a precedent set by the BlackRobes, and only the BlackRobes can overturn it (the legislature can too, but it's rare that they do, because of the quasi-mythical nature of the BlackRobes).

    It must have annoyed "Fat Tony" Scalia no end that there was fuck-all benefit to being an Opus Dei self-flagellating retard; maybe that's why he was always scowling and ate himself into an early(-ish) grave.

    It’s interesting to notice that there is always ‘scuttlebutt’ about cases getting to the Supreme Court as a result of deliberately faulty decisions, simply to enable the BlackRobes to set a precedent that is then locked in because the legal priesthood (rabbinate?) has the retarded concept of stare decisis… the requirement that courts must defer to the historical decisions of higher courts.

    There’s certainly a conflict between the doctrine of stare decisis and the principle of res judicata, which holds that, if someone is to be bound by a judicial decision, he must have been a party to the case.

  117. @Hypnotoad666

    [David] Bazelon was born in Superior, Wisconsin
     
    What do you call inhabitants of Superior?

    Superiors? Superiorites? Supremecists? The whole place sounds problematic, frankly.

    More bars per capita than any other place in Christendom…

  118. SMK says: • Website
    @Nicholas Stix
    "I don’t know what the “actual” cause is:"

    The so-called civil rights movement.

    The paramount goal of “criminal justice reform,” led by blacks and their white left-liberal sycophants, is not to release myriads of nonviolent and harmless inmates of all races and both sexes from prison and to jail and imprison far fewer of them in the future. The overriding purpose of such reforms is to release myriads of violent and/or recidivist black criminals and to sentence far fewer of them to prison in the future to reduce the “racist” disparities in incarceration rates between whites and blacks. If successful, systematically, the crime rates of blacks well rise dramatically.

    According to blacks, leftists of all races, and nearly all “conservative,” black crime rates and, consequently, incarceration rates in contrast to whites have nothing to do with innate racial group differences: average IQ, levels of testosterone, impulsivity, etc. Such inequalities are purely environmental and, for blacks and white left-liberals, wholly an effect of “racism” and the “legacy of slavery and segregation” and a “racist” criminal justice system that arrests and prosecutes blacks far more frequently than whites for the same crimes and punishes them far more harshly with far longer prison sentences.

    Generally, exactly the opposite is true. All things considered, black males are the most indulged, by far, of criminals and criminal defendants. And their crime rates in contrast to whites are largely and essentially biological in causation and, culturally, not an effect of “racism” and the “legacy of slavery and Jim Crow” but of lies and delusions that blame all disparities between whites and blacks in respect to violence and criminality, poverty, school performance, illegitimacy, incarceration rates, etc, on white and “racism” and the “legacy of slavery and segregation.’

  119. @stillCARealist
    You write the book and I'll read it. I really want to know how much of a factor this is in American history. How did Jewish Communists get so much influence and power? Was it because they're not afraid of anybody? Or they're just smarter?

    Why is Trump president?

    High energy!

  120. SMK says: • Website
    @Nicholas Stix
    "I don’t know what the “actual” cause is:"

    The so-called civil rights movement.

    If the” criminal justice reforms” that blacks and white leftists propose are enacted and myriads of violent and/or recidivist black criminals are released from prison and far fewer are sentenced to prison in the future and the incarceration rates of blacks in contrast to whites are reduced significantly, blacks and white leftists will still decry the system as “racist” if blacks on average are still far more likely to be incarcerated. Their condemnation of the system as “racist” will only end if whites on average are as likely to be incarcerated. Put differently, since whites outnumber blacks by approximately 5-1, the system will be denounced as “racist” until white inmates outnumber blacks by approximately 5-1. The only way this ideal of “justice” and equality” could be realized and sustained is by not arresting and prosecuting hundreds of thousands of violent and recidivist black criminals or, if prosecuted and convicted, sentencing them to probation or short jail sentences, while imprisoning hundreds of thousands of white first-offenders convicted of non-violent and often victimless and mala prohibita felonies. Such iniquity is already true to a large and growing degree in myriads of cases and will be are worse in the future when the left controls everything.

  121. @Alden
    William Brennan, a catholic was the worst of the worst of the worst of the worst in anti White activitism

    ‘William Brennan, a catholic was the worst of the worst of the worst of the worst in anti White activitism’

    Nu? Statistically, 97% of the white-hating whites in America should be gentiles of some flavor.

    But that’s not how it works out, is it?

  122. @AndrewR
    I don't think anyone sympathetic to much of what Sailer writes should be too quick to condemn Bazelon. Whether or not we all identify as white nationalists, that's how we are labelled, and we are quickly becoming the primary targets of state oppression, so standing up for defendants and against state power should be a priority for all of us.

    Whether or not we all identify as white nationalists, that’s how we are labelled, and we are quickly becoming the primary targets of state oppression, so standing up for defendants and against state power should be a priority for all of us.

    I, for one, have the utmost confidence that the Bazelons would extend the same noblesse oblige to accused “white nationalists” that they do to black common criminals.

  123. @Helo
    Re: Sharpton - this is just a modern example of the ancient Roman institute of Patronage. Watch out for your plebs, give them goods and services to handle their life events, and in return they are obligated to turn out in force (if needed) when called upon by the patron. Nothing numinous about it.

    Our American centric view has forgotten that individuals used to handle these functions now handled by the post-FDR government.

    I think you mean Clients, not Plebs.

  124. @Steve Sailer
    Convicted murderers during Prohibition didn't always spend a long time in prison.

    Convicted murderers were paroled within 10 years in California until the 1980’s. Patricia Krenwinkel, one of the Manson girls, was almost released after only seven years. Amazingly, the parole board didn’t know the facts of the highly-publicized case.

    Deputy DA Steven Kay went before the board with what Krenwinkel had done (she claimed to be only a lookout) and she still is to this day.

  125. @Achmed E. Newman
    Fresnel lenses are what you mean.

    Brazil is one of my all-time favorite movies.

    And a big shout out to old Augustin-Jean Fresnel, whose invention made safer the lives of those who fly or float. As a ‘yoot’ I had the privilege, as low man on the totem pole of CG Aids to Navigation Team Puerto Rico, to maintain the third order light atop El Castillo de San Felipe del Morro, grooving on that turn of the century craftsmanship still ticking away nearly seven decades after its installation.

    Ditto Brazil; while Terry Gilliam doesn’t necessarily seem the kind of guy with whom I would wish to drain a bottle of the Macallan, he did a pretty damned good job there. “Aquarela do Brasil” is quite the catchy tune, bordering on “earworm” status, no?

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