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Back in early January 2018, I counted up the 2017 homicides totals in the 50 biggest cities from local newspaper end-of-year stories, and found that murders appeared to be down 2 percent versus 2016. That wasn’t much, but at least it was better than the 22% increase nationally from 2014 to 2016.

Now the FBI has released its official count for 2017 for the whole country (not just the biggest cities): murders down 0.7%.

So my quick and dirty methodology 8 months ago worked pretty well.

From the Daily Mail:

Top Homicide Rates for US Cities with a Population over 500,000

1. Baltimore, Maryland: 56 per 100,000

2. Detroit, Michigan: 40 per 100,000

3. Memphis, Tennessee: 28 per 100,000

4. Chicago, Illinois: 24 per 100,000

5T. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 20 per 100,000

5T. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: 20 per 100,000

Towns smaller than the top 50 with high homicide rates:

St. Louis, Missouri had 205 homicides with a population of 300,000: 66 per 100,000

East St. Louis, Missouri had 30 homicides with a population of 27,000: 111 per 100,000

Wadesboro, North Carolina had six homicies with a population of 5,413: 111 per 100,000
Source: FBI’s 2017 CIUS report

Source: FBI’s 2017 CIUS report

You might be able to see the local BLM/Ferguson Effect after all these years: St. Louis and East St. Louis (Michael Brown), Baltimore (Freddie Gray), Chicago (Laquan MacDonald), and an incident I vaguely recall in Milwaukee (oh, yeah, the “We need our weaves” riot. How could I forget?) I haven’t looked into it closely, but the Chicago shooting seemed like it would turn out to be legitimately really bad (I believe it’s at trial now), while the Brown and Gray cases were the usual fiascos.

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  1. F0337 says:

    at least it was better than the 22% increase nationally from 2014 to 2016.

    Disappeared down the memory hole, as it proved too hard to blame on Trump.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Wilkey
  2. I’m not quite sure what numbers the FBI is referencing for 2016, since its 2016 report notes the following:

    In 2016, the estimated number of murders in the nation was 17,250.

    Which would compare to:

    In 2017, the estimated number of murders in the nation was 17,284

    Which would actually be an 0.2% increase in raw numbers, though actually a slight per capita decline due to the US population growing by more than 0.2% per year. In any case, it seems that people have made maps out of the data:

    Significantly, the sharp upward trend of 2015 and 2016 has been brought to a halt, though some individual states have seen big jumps, like Missouri.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @F0337
  3. If the trend continues the media will have to dig up another Great Black Victim. We can’t have blacks not killing each other, folks; it’s bad for total page views.

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Trevor H.
  4. OT:
    The webside of Coraline Ada Ehmke’s Contributor Covenant for open source projects has an Islamic crescent moon as a logo.

    Contributor Covenant

    Flag of Pakistan

  5. Dtbb says:

    With all the practice ER doctors have had the last few years it doesn’t surprise. That and poor marksmanship skills by the vibrant.

    • Replies: @Wilkey
    , @Anon
    , @tyrone
    , @anon
  6. That’ll be helpful to know when FBI stats go the way of economic stats and we need rough and dirty replacements quickly.

  7. bgates says:

    After the past several years of the Bureau covering itself in glory, I read that as “FBI Murders Down”.

  8. Trevor H. says:

    GBVs only qualify if the perps are white, and as we note around here there’s a supply/demand imbalance.

  9. @Hippopotamusdrome

    Coraline Ada Ehmke was born as Corey Dale Ehmke which anagrammes to:
    Yarmelke Echoed. ((()))

  10. BB753 says:

    The title read as if the FBI had reduced its own murder rate.

  11. Wilkey says:

    “With all the practice ER doctors have had the last few years it doesn’t surprise. That and poor marksmanship skills by the vibrant.”

    What are the stats on the number of attempted murders, or the number of people who were shot?

    • Replies: @Joe Schmoe
  12. George says:

    Chicago has more statistically significant stats, and Hey Jackass reports them in maximum detail. It does look like the murder rate is down. But comparing stats from year to year requires a model that might include aging, weather, the competence of emergency care, ect. Maybe the active hurricane season put a damper on shootings?

    It might also be that local employers are being forced to hire Americans for positions once filled by new immigrants.

    • Replies: @MarcB.
  13. Anon[643] • Disclaimer says:

    I was wondering if this was an iSteve-ism, or used more broadly:

    Urban Dictionary:


    Used by middle-class liberals, mainly women and feminised men, to refer to a run-down crime-ridden area, populated in the main by ethnic minorities where they can buy quirky food items for recipes which usually don’t turn out very well.

    I simply love visiting this area during the daytime, it’s so…vibrant!

    I wouldn’t like to live here, it’s a bit…vibrant


    Adjective: Often used by yuppies, hipsters, or liberal news outlets to describe “cool” and “authentic” neighborhoods full of working-class, predominantly ethnic people and businesses..

    Vibrant is not usually used to describe “the hood” though–a vibrant neighborhood is a neighborhood where it’s jumpin’, but you won’t get jumped.

    Kelsey: Man, I love the Mission! Look at all these amazing Mexican murals on the buildings.
    Cody: This is such a vibrant neighborhood. Let’s go get pupusas.

    Newscaster: Local residents of the vibrant Midtown neighborhood are fighting to keep from being evicted in the face of rising rent prices.


    A term used by middle class people to show that they are fascinated and not alarmed by the other.

    Used in reference to an area which contains people of an ethnicity different to their’s. Much like exotic but can be reached by car.

    I love living near Green Street, the area is so… vibrant!

    Taki’s Magazine 2003, Steve Sailer, The True Meaning of the V-Word

    Mostly, “vibrant” serves as a placeholder. For example, in January, The New York Times headlined an article about a not-too-bad black neighborhood in homicidal Chicago: “Diagnosis: Battered but Vibrant.” It’s a polite thing that white people say when they can’t think of anything else.

    Often, vibrant is used to signify “growing.” Reporters especially like to find Mexicans “vibrant” as a tribute to their swelling numbers. In The New York Times last year, Adam Nagourney wrote redundantly about Los Angeles’s “vibrant and expanding population of Mexican-Americans.” In this context, “vibrant” signifies “minority…but not for long!”


    Vibrancy (noun) (vibrant is the adjective form) is typical Cultural Marxist Orwellian Doublespeak for nonwhite people.

  14. Wilkey says:

    “Disappeared down the memory hole, as it proved too hard to blame on Trump.”

    Oh just give it a few years. They’ll soon be blaming America’s murderous rage ca. 2014-16 on the ‘Trump Era of Hatred,’ kinda the way they blame every crime in the 80s on the “Reagan Era Decade of Greed” or the way they blame AIDs on Ronald Reagan instead of the people (and behavior) that spread it. I mean isn’t it a little curious that murder rates peaked the very moment Donald Trump was elected???

    You know, “Hate in America grew worse and worse in the 2010s, despite Barack Obama’s and Hillary Clinton’s best efforts, until it finally culminated in the election of the fascist Donald Trump.”

    Some historian will write that sentence one day, if it hasn’t already been written.

  15. Practice makes perfect. A two percent or .7 percent reduction in murder rates from one year to the next could easily be explained away by EMS and ER crews gaining proficiency through repetition in treating gunshot and stab wounds.

    Or alternatively and concurrently by the demise of perpetrators over the years.

    • Replies: @anon
  16. On October 6, 2016, this blog here published an article titled Q. Does the Ferguson Effect Exist? A. It Sure Does in Ferguson. That article featured an article I had published in my own blog, which is called People Who Did Not See Michael Brown Being Killed and is about the Ferguson incident.

    The statistics for my blog article were available only through 2015. Now I have the statistics through 2017, and so I can provide the following update.


    Crime in the city of Ferguson, Missouri, has risen significantly since police officer Darren Wilson was falsely accused of murdering Michael Brown there in August 2014. Crime in Ferguson — population 20,789 — rose significantly more than in other US cities of similar size.

    The FBI provides the following statistics for crimes that were recorded in US cities with population in the range from 10,000 to 25,000.

    … the rates changed little in small cities nationally during the three-year period 2013-2016.

    … Ferguson fits into the above group of cities — populations 10,000 to 25,000. The FBI provides Ferguson’s statistics, from which I have calculated the rates.

    Crime rates in Ferguson declined in 2017 except for the category murders and non-negligent manslaughters

    Violent Crimes (per 100,000 residents in Ferguson, MO)

    In 2013 … 478
    In 2014 … 545
    In 2015 … 902
    In 2016 …. 810
    In 2017 …. 721

    Murders and Non-Negligent Manslaughters
    In 2013 … 9
    In 2014 … 10
    In 2015 … 24
    In 2016 …. 43
    In 2017 …. 53

    Rapes (revised definition)
    In 2013 … 14
    In 2014 … 10
    In 2015 … 38
    In 2016 …. 33
    In 2017 …. 24

    In 2013 … 256
    In 2014 … 242
    In 2015 … 389
    In 2016 …. 323
    In 2017 …. 313

    Aggravated Assaults
    In 2013 … 199
    In 2014 … 284
    In 2015 … 451
    In 2016 …. 410
    In 2017 …. 332

    Property Crimes
    In 2013 … 5,333
    In 2014 … 4,870
    In 2015 … 4,772
    In 2016 …. 5,195
    In 2017 …. 4,517


    Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson August 2014. Subsequently crime rose sharply through 2015 and then declined through 2016 and 2017.

    Although crime rates in Ferguson are declining, they still were much higher during 2017 than they were before 2014.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  17. Obama riled up the Black Lives Matter mob.

    The corporate media riled up the Black Lives Matter mob.

    Cops were attacked for doing their jobs.

    Cops responded to the attacks on them by pulling back somewhat from keeping the pressure on those who need the pressure kept on them.

    Cops remained in their role as professionals dedicated to public safety, but they had strictures placed on them that lessened their ability to stop crime in certain areas of the country.

    Black murder rates and Black criminality exploded as a result of Obama and the corporate media attacking the cops.

    That filthy baby boomer turd, Hillary Clinton, said that “systemic racism” in police departments, and society at large, was the problem behind all the Black crime and Black mayhem. This was after that Black bastard killed all those cops in Dallas.

    Edmund Burke said if no individual internal force will keep you in line, then an external force will have to do it.

    Blacks Run Amok When Cops Pull Back!

    • Replies: @Truth
  18. Not Raul says:

    If the level of violence stayed the same, wouldn’t we expect the murder rate to decline by roughly 2% per year due to better medical care for severely injured people?

    Still, any decline is better than an increase.

  19. Ibound1 says:

    The murder rate does not include the tens of thousands of deaths by opiates, which are in fact murder by policy – the policy of destroying our manufacturing base, destroying good working class jobs that used to produce a middle class life by mass immigration driving down wages at the low end of the scale, destroying the public schools with disciplinary surrender, giving people no hope for a better future but allowing massive amounts of opiates on the market to dull the senses. Well maybe it’s no conspiracy, fine, but it is caused by a lack of attention and care for what used to be a working class.

  20. tyrone says:

    We’re number one in treating gunshot wounds!USA USA!.Holding your gun sideways is so much cooler ,so what if you hit the little kid down the street .

  21. Truth says:

    Yo Steve, you missed a great day. Today is the 3rd anniversary of World War T. The cold war started with the male and female towers coming down 17 years ago, but on 9/25/2015, the controllers unleashed Secret Weapon T on the public for the first time…

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  22. @Wilkey

    Remember his inaugural speech? He said “It stops today and it stops right now.” I was impressed by that, even though I knew there would be more murder and mayhem. At least he recognized the problem at the outset and laid down the attitude that no longer is black gang murder no-big-deal. I never got the impression that Obama ever really gave a rip.

  23. anonymous[335] • Disclaimer says:

    OT: A preview of the “iSteve Content Generators Conference” hostessed by the lovely and talented Mademoiselle Masha Gessen

    Democracy lives in the imagination. These days we are repeatedly reminded that democracy is not a set of rules, laws, or institutions – all of these can be hollowed out to give us oxymoronic formations like “illiberal democracy.” Democracy is a set of ideas and ideals that can never be fully settled and certainly cannot be fully accomplished. It is always, as Jacques Derrida put it, a “democracy to come.” To be a democracy, a country has to be engaged in the pursuit of imagining a democracy. In times of crisis of democracy –and we are undoubtedly living through such a crisis now – we need to be doing the work of imagining.

    The insistence that “it can’t happen here” betrays a failure of the imagination. The experience of seeing a country turn away from democracy trains the imagination to know that “it” can happen anywhere. But the demagogue dangles a carrot for the imagination: he traffics in what the social psychologist Erich Fromm called “the imaginary past.” The antidote for the appeal of the imaginary past is a vision of a glorious future, and this is where we fail most tragically.

    The call to re-imagine may be the hardest call to heed. How do we widen the lens, how do we drop the assumptions we don’t even realize we hold? This festival will attempt to do just this.

    The festival will ask participants to engage their imagination in six distinct areas: work; politics; borders; mental health; gender; and education:

    -To imagine a post-work world, a world in which humans are valued not for what they produce but for being human.
    -To re-conceive political parties and the mechanics of democracy.
    -To think beyond states and borders.
    -To understand mental health outside a framework of normality and disease.
    -To imagine a way of learning that is a fundamentally different path to education.

    This will be a festival that asks more questions than it proposes answers. Most of all, it asks all participants to imagine – actively, rigorously, and, for five days in November, collectively.

    —Masha Gessen

    Not sure if there will be a bar service, but it sounds like fun.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    , @Redneck farmer
  24. D. K. says:

    In other words, murders were down only 0.7% from the peak of the recent increases, and thus were greatly more numerous than if the earlier downward trend had continued, over these past few years, or even merely plateaued. ‘Corvinus’ can assure us, however, that there was no increase in shootings of police officers, from August 9, 2014, through March 31, 2016, which one of his crack researchers at Arizona State University had operationally defined as the only relevant criminal metric for testing the now-discredited “Ferguson Effect” hypothesis, which therefore was dispositively disproved and relegated to the trash bin of far-right-wing extremist propaganda (a.k.a., “racist canards”).

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  25. When was it the media backed off on inciting black unrest? It was the summer of 2016, as I recall.

    I suspect their motive was that they realized massive black misbehavior during the election would pretty much guarantee a Republican win. However, a concomitant effect must have been to dampen the enthusiasm of the more criminal elements of the black population while permitting the police to resume doing their jobs to some extent.

    So while black criminality continues at elevated levels, at least it hasn’t continued to rise.

  26. This is extremely OT but I just got an interesting letter from an acquaintance with considerable knowledge of cell phone technology. I’ve included a paraphrase here:

    Christine Ford claims that Brett Kavanagh “asttacked her in 1982 and that she immediately called her close friend on her cell phone to tell her about it.

    A little research demonstrates that the technology didn’t exist then. The first portable cell phone, the Motorola DynaTAC 8000x, was first marketed on 13 March 1984 with a retail price of $3,995 ($10k today).

    Before 1984 cell phones were called “car phones” because they were big, expensive,and had to be installed in cars by federally licensed technicians. The Motorola DynaTAC 6000 cost $9,000, installed in a car trunk with its handset near the driver on the end of a 32-wire cable.The DynaTAC 6000 dominated the market from its release in February of 1983 until March of 1984.

    Before 1983 (Ford called her friend on her cell phone in 1982) your car phone choices drew on pre-cellular technologies, “IMTS” for instance, and the individually FCC licensed car phones that cost more than the car in which they were installed. An example: The TD 1100 (1963 to 1983, about $13,000 with a mandatory $250 annual service agreement)

  27. anon[389] • Disclaimer says:

    There needs to be “something else” that makes it more likely it’s not coincidental/accidental. Otherwise, any reaction is in the same vein as a staff lawyer doing an okay symbol across her knee at a Senate hearing.

  28. OT:

    Ex-Trump staffer accused of slipping abortion pill into girlfriend’s smoothie

    The pill caused the woman to wind up in the emergency room “bleeding heavily and nearly went into a coma,” the documents state.

    We need to have a nationwide recall of abortion pills while the FDA investigates. If they can cause women to go into comas, they should be banned.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  29. anon[170] • Disclaimer says:

    Only 660 murders under 18. The idea that minority high school and younger victims are common is misleading. There are more youths getting murdered on TV crime drama than real life. Maybe Englewood and Austin. Take those out and it is more dangerous for suburban kids who are exposed to motor vehicle fatalities.

    Murder is flat. Ho hum.

  30. Jehu says:

    The ratio of murders to aggravated assaults has stopped decreasing in recent years. That ratio basically represents the conversion rate of an aggravated assault into a murder, and is heavily dependent on trauma medicine and similar infrastructure. My gut is the reason why it has stopped decreasing is massive fudging on aggravated assault and similar crimes by big city police departments. Its still hard to fudge the numerator though.

  31. RCB says:

    Here’s one for you Steve: The new vigilante movie Peppermint (starring Jennifer Garner) is racist:

    Why is it racist? Because it doesn’t go out of its way to clearly espouse current progressive opinions on the important political matters of the day.

    “‘Peppermint’ is a movie about drugs that has nothing to say about the ongoing absurdities and injustices of a legal system that prosecutes users and dealers alike, not a word about America’s ridiculously high rates of incarceration and the disproportionate incarceration of people of color, not a word about corporate complicity in the opioid crisis. In a film in which most of the villains—and most of the victims—are Latinx, there isn’t a word about the politics of immigration.”

    It’s 2018 – we need *every* movie to address immigration policy.

  32. J.Ross says: • Website

    Scott Adams’ Parallel Powerpoints are overtaken by the Trumpening theme Their Propaganda is Our Propaganda: there is one powerpoint, and we’re comprehending it, whereas the other guys are tuned out, checking their FaceBook, and skimming the bullet points.
    The last episode of This American Life was everything a Trump supporter could want in a news program. Open borders facilitates the hostile takeover of a neighborhood by Maras Salvatruchas. Local police are overwhelmed by globalist labor flexibility scams. The Obama Department of Justice harries cops with vague but legally serious nagging. Children who don’t listen to their parents or police go missing and turn up dead in the woods. Ghettos and refusing to assimilate prevent the authoritoes from protecting citizens. And through it all, hilariously entitled laTinos demand to know why the police won’t do what they order them to do.

  33. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Jus' Sayin'...

    Weak: as long as you grant even temporarily that she’s not just lying, how easy is it for her to “remember” that it was a rotary phone mounted on a wall and not a cell phone? She misspoke while recounting a terrifying event.
    Flawless victory lies in telling her to her face that she was put up to this and getting her to reveal her handler.

  34. Truth says:
    @Charles Pewitt

    Oh, so this is why crime has been going down in this country since the Ford Administration?

    • Replies: @Charles Pewitt
  35. @Hippopotamusdrome

    The moon’s been a witchcraft symbol for a long time and a feminist one for 40-odd years – after all, weren’t witches the first feminists (and first catladies)?

  36. J.Ross says: • Website

    OT Teacher fired for grading students based on their work

    “Bye kids, Mrs. Tirado loves you and wishes you the best in life! I have been fired for refusing to give you a 50% for not handing anything in. [heart] Mrs. Tirado.”

    Good. Good. Feel the anger flow throw you, feel it become hatred.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
  37. J.Ross says: • Website

    He’s Wiccan, and the three most popular symbols of Wicca are a crescent, a pentagram, and a tanit (small humanoid sculpture), in that order.

  38. The Black crime rate and murder rate explosion was caused by Obama and the corporate media attacking cops.

    Obama and the corporate media irresponsibly riled up the Black Lives Matter mob.

    Obama and the Democrat Party are responsible for the riotous and murderous behaviour of Blacks in certain cities in the United States.

    Baltimore used to be H.L. Mencken’s town — now it is BLACK MURDER TOWN because of Obama and the corporate media.

    The corporate media is the enemy of the American people, and that most certainly includes Black people!

    Tweets from 2015:

  39. @Truth

    Truth, we are in a lull. The Buffalo News two weeks ago highlighted the track career of a local transgendered boy, now girl. The Sweet Home school district has embraced him/her with open arms, even addressing him by his chosen first name and new last name, even though neither new name are legally his/hers. Parents disapprove but what the hell they are only the parents. Yesterday the News front paged the story of a guy to girl trans, born in WNY, who has succeeded in climbing some impressive mountains. In both cases she still looks like a he, but whatever.

    • Replies: @Truth
  40. @D. K.

    D.K., A decrease from historic highs is a victory, don’t you know. However, Cleveland has 100 murders on the year, including 8 over two days last week. With a population of 385K, Cleveland is in Third World numbers of murders per 100K.

  41. Ibound1 says:
    @Jus' Sayin'...

    When did Ford say she called a friend afterwards on her call phone ? I think Ford is lying but I haven’t seen that. Saying you used a cell phone in 1982 would have gotten a lot of attention I would have thought.

  42. @Wilkey

    What are the stats on the number of attempted murders, or the number of people who were shot?

    Here is a good starting point:

    They report 366 died of 2276 shot. That is a rough estimate because these are only those shot and killed and total shot, but it is at least something which is more than the universities are going to bother reporting or investigating. So, about 1/7th die. These stats include 28 white victims but not all of those deaths were necessarily shot, but they might be. Apparently murder victim is a job most whites just won’t do given Chicago is about 45% white but 28 is not 45% of 426 (total murder victims)

  43. Anonymous[402] • Disclaimer says:

    “How many dicks is that?”
    “A lot!”

  44. El Dato says:
    @Jus' Sayin'...

    Christine Ford claims that Brett Kavanagh “asttacked her in 1982 and that she immediately called her close friend on her cell phone to tell her about it.

    Maybe she passed out long enough for (analog radio) cell phone tech to hit the market.

    (But did she actually claim that? If so, where?)

  45. El Dato says:

    At least it proves that right-wing-trumpers are not against Ru468.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  46. Dan Smith says:

    That sentence deserves to be written by Fox Butterfield of the NYT.

  47. @Jus' Sayin'...

    Where did the accuser say she used a cell phone in 1982?

  48. @Mike Sylwester

    Thanks. So these are crime rates, rather than actual numbers of crimes. For example, there were 11 homicides in Ferguson in 2017, with a population a little over 20K for a rate per 100K of 53.

  49. anon[389] • Disclaimer says:

    >and an incident I vaguely recall in Milwaukee

    Milwaukee had riots in 2016 (black cop killed black gun-holding suspect). wiki

    The turmoil was probably most notable for the straight-from-the heart impromptu speech by the decedent’s sister, Sherelle Smith, calling for an end to the local rioting.

    Burning down shit ain’t going to help nothing. Yall burning down shit we need in our community. Take that shit to the suburbs. Burn that shit down. We need our weave. I don’t wear it, but we need it.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  50. @El Dato

    At least it proves that right-wing-trumpers are not against Ru468.

    I don’t see much difference between RU-486 and Thalidomide, other than the official reaction to each. The latter is much safer for one of the parties involved, though.

    RU-486 (no connection to Intel chips, by the way) has the generic name “mifepristone”. That sounds like an African-Italian wedding announcement.

  51. @Truth

    Oh, so this is why crime has been going down in this country since the Ford Administration?

    Who is committing all the crime?

    In New York City, the Blacks and Mestizos(Latinos) are committing most of the crime.

    In Chicago, Newark, Detroit, Baltimore and other cities the majority of violent crime is committed by Blacks.

    Section 8 Blacks are spreading out and committing crime in their new government-provided criminal zones.

    What would the crime rate be if we didn’t have so many Blacks and Mestizos?

  52. @Rick Johnsmeyer

    Thanks. Yeah, I just copied the -0.7% murder figure from the FBI press release. I can’t tell if they are looking at rates or incidents. The number of homicides was up 22% from 2014 to 2016 but the homicide rate was up 20% due to population growth.

    Another minor complication is that the # of homicides in a given year can change as the years go by due to somebody dropping dead of old wounds or reclassification of events. E.g., the death of Michael Jackson has been reclassified more than once as being a non-homicide and being a homicide. I don’t remember what the final determination was.

  53. J.Ross says: • Website

    -To imagine a post-work world, a world in which humans are valued not for what they produce but for being human.

    Universal Basic Income permanently ending class mobility, automation ending self-worth, government cheese ending self-sufficiency.

    -To re-conceive political parties and the mechanics of democracy.

    Only a one-party state with intense participation by intelligence scum can save you from the evil Russian Hackers.

    -To think beyond states and borders.

    Carry on with invade the world, invite the world.

    -To understand mental health outside a framework of normality and disease.

    Everyone is diagnosed with something bad enough to circumvent certain Constitutional freedoms and guarantee a government-enforced prescription.

    -To imagine a way of learning that is a fundamentally different path to education.

    The children of the elite will learn, the children of the human farm animals will frolic and do group work and be told they are being educated.

  54. @anonymous

    I suspicion Ms. Gesson gets upset when people act human.

  55. @Steve Sailer

    I took my informant’s word on this. I’ll try and get the source from him. No matter the result I’ll let you know by a reply here.

  56. F0337 says:

    “Hate in America grew worse and worse in the 2010s, despite Barack Obama’s and Hillary Clinton’s best efforts, until it finally culminated in the election of the fascist Donald Trump.”


    “Hate in America grew worse and worse in the 2010s, despite Barack Obama’s and Hillary Clinton’s best efforts, until it finally culminated in the election of the fascist dictator Donald Trump.”

    We can dream, can’t we? ;)

  57. F0337 says:
    @Rick Johnsmeyer

    Great map, though 1) ‘per capita’ is now considered Latin for ‘racist’ and 2) I wish they’d extended the chart back through the 1950s.

  58. anon[146] • Disclaimer says:

    What about the attempted murder rate? Maybe doctors are just getting better at saving lives?

  59. anon[146] • Disclaimer says:

    “poor marksmanship skills”,

    They had an episode on Myth busters about shooting guns. The “gangsta” (read black ghetto) sideways style of shooting was rated by far the least effective way of shooting at someone.

  60. anon[146] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jim Bob Lassiter

    The TRUE way would be to combine murder and attempted murder rates and compare them to previous years.

  61. Truth says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    It’s astonishing how quickly this thing has moved in 3 years. When Barry was president the thing was police shootings. Somehow, miraculously, police shooting stopped and trannys began.

    And as Al Jolson said in the first talkie… “you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.”

  62. MarcB. says:

    It might also be that local employers are being forced to hire Americans for positions once filled by new immigrants.

    If erstwhile killers are now putting in a full days work at a normal job, they’ll have less time on their hands for mining conflict in the hood.

  63. @Steve Sailer

    No response from my friend who is usually a reliable source. I take it that this means there was no source. I apologize to you, Steve, and your readers for this waste of time. My bad.

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