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From The Guardian:

Gun violence, unsolved murders put Chicago on course to set grim record

Lois Beckett in New York and Justin Glawe in Chicago

Sunday 4 September 2016 06.45 EDT

As violence rises, an increasing number of shootings and murders are going unsolved. Through 28 August, the police department had only made arrests in 73 of the nearly 2,000 non-fatal shooting incidents so far this year – or just under 4%, according to a department spokesman.

The clearance rate for murders is not much better. Last Sunday, police swiftly charged two brothers in the murder of Nykea Aldridge, a 32-year-old mother of four, who was shot to death the Friday before while pushing a stroller on her way to register her kids for school. Her shooting had made national headlines because she was the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade, who mourned her death publicly as “unreal” and “another act of senseless gun violence”.

But the quick charges in Aldridge’s case are an exception. Police have only made arrests in about 16% of fatal shootings through 28 August this year, according to a department spokesperson. Through June, the clearance rate for all murders was 22.2%. That’s lower than last year’s rate of 30.4%, and dramatically lower than the national average of 64.5%, according to the most recent available national FBI data.

Overall arrests in Chicago also have dropped 27% compared with last year, according to police statistics. …

Let’s have an update on how well things are going in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood next door to Oak Park, IL:

In the police district that covers Austin, on the city’s west side, murders have increased 150%, and the district has seen more than 200 shootings.

The rising violence comes as Chicago’s police department is under investigation by the justice department for potential civil rights violations, with a focus on whether there are racial disparities in the department’s use of force.

“We need it,” Rahm Emanuel, the city’s mayor, said last year in response to the announcement of the justice department’s investigation.

You might almost think there is a connection …

 
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  1. As our host has pointed out, the fact that Chicagoans have essentially been running the country for going on eight years would seem to indicate that this does [not] bode well for the country …

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    does NOT bode well ...
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  2. @The Only Catholic Unionist
    As our host has pointed out, the fact that Chicagoans have essentially been running the country for going on eight years would seem to indicate that this does [not] bode well for the country ...

    does NOT bode well …

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  3. Gun violence. Darn guns are at it again…

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    Gun violence. Darn guns are at it again…
     
    Of course. Guns cause aspiring rappers and minority youth who are studying to be doctors and astronauts to suddenly, mysteriously, and inexplicably become murderers and get unjustly incarcerated for 25-to-life by the racist criminal justice system.

    Ban the guns, and they'll all become doctors and astronauts.

    And that's exactly what President Hillary is going to do.... if you don't have 'em already, white people, buy your guns NOW, because the day is coming that you're really going to NEED them, and when that day comes they'll be made of unobtainium.
    , @Olorin
    Ringing out, while the violence erupts, on the streets gone bad.

    "Chicago" is Miami-Illinois for "fallacy of misplaced concreteness."
    , @Jefferson
    "Gun violence. Darn guns are at it again…"

    When too many guns move into a White neighborhood you end up with White flight. You know you are in a gun neighborhood when most houses have bars on their windows and cash checking stores outnumber banks.

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  4. These are hate facts. Black Lives Matter is right; Amerikkka is an authoritarian police state. There is simply too much punishment for people of color. Haven’t you read HuffPo and The Atlantic?

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  5. Makes you wonder about this notion in folk psychology and traditional literature that murderers feel anguish for their crimes, and that they eventually confess their misdeeds.

    Apparently that psychology doesn’t work in a lot of black men.

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    • Replies: @dc.sunsets

    Apparently that psychology doesn’t work in a lot of black men.
     
    In Ebonics, "confession" is spelled bragging.
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  6. “Overall arrests in Chicago also have dropped 27% compared with last year, according to police statistics. …”

    So things are moving in the right direction from the BLM, Obama, Loretta Lynch perspective.

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    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
    Second City Cop is probably the best resource for what's going on in Chicago on the law and order front. The police union advised that no police take OT for Labor Day, and the general consensus among the rank and file is that anyone who does is a "scab". The "go fetal" mantra is particularly interesting, as the police aren't doing anything but responding to calls.
    , @SMK
    During the 1990's,when the U.S. started to "get tough" on violent crime, the average-time served for murder (including non-negligent manslaughter) was less than 6-years and the average time-served for all violent crimes (aggravated assault, robbery, rape, homicide) was approximately 4-years.

    And these averages are even more appalling, execrable, and outrageous that they first appear, since one can assume that 80-90% of these crimes were committed by violent recidivists, most of whom should have been in prison rather than free to commit more violent felonies. Moreover, they only pertain to those felons who are arrested, prosecuted, and convicted. Also, I assume they don't include the sentences imposed on biological men under age 18 unless they were "waived" into adult court.

    And one can also assume that such averages are even lower today. after 8-years of rule by Obama, Holder, Sharpton, and "Black Lives Matter." For details, visit my website and read the post "The Systemic Coddling of Violent Criminals," and also "Abigail Simon," Abigail Simon's Sentence," and "A Misogynist Lunatic, Almost Surely an MRA, Emotes," and others. The governing-classes and ruling elites of the U.S. are evil and insane in coddling the vicious and barbaric and crucifying the harmless and nonviolent.

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  7. Attempted murder”? Really now, what sort of crime is that? Do they give a Nobel Prize for “Attempted chemistry”?

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    Are you insane or joking and being satrical?
    , @gebrauchshund
    Do or do not, there is no try.
    , @Langley
    "Do they give a Nobel Prize for “Attempted chemistry”?"

    They gave the Nobel Peace Prize for attempted ____ (please fill in as you see fit).
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  8. I’ve watched that show 48 Hours plenty of times. Apparently if a homicide is not solved within 48 hours the shot at ever solving it nose-dives. Generally speaking, when they get their man, they either got a name from the start, or they get a name on the snitch-tip. Maybe a good idea is to make every snitch a millionair to show em you really care. But I’ve always found the code of the street to be a consolation in its own way; consider that putting your son’s murderer away does not actually make you feel better, when how he died wasn’t exactly the outcome of an evil plot, because it does not bring him back. The justice system doesn’t feel like vengeance to anyone— that’s the point. And when no snitches sneak a tip, well then you know for sure it was between gangsters. And trust, that at least is somethin to hang on to for many of those mothers.

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    48 HOURS. An excellent show. The one show Hollywood can't fake or alter by changing the races. I am surprised it has not been pulled by political pressures, because it shows blacks exactly as they are.
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  9. @tanabear
    "Overall arrests in Chicago also have dropped 27% compared with last year, according to police statistics. …"

    So things are moving in the right direction from the BLM, Obama, Loretta Lynch perspective.

    Second City Cop is probably the best resource for what’s going on in Chicago on the law and order front. The police union advised that no police take OT for Labor Day, and the general consensus among the rank and file is that anyone who does is a “scab”. The “go fetal” mantra is particularly interesting, as the police aren’t doing anything but responding to calls.

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    • Replies: @Triumph104
    There are been 512 homicides in Chicago so far this year, compared to 491 for all of 2015.

    http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/06/492866040/chicago-passes-threshold-of-500-homicides-in-2016

    OT: NPR no longer has a comment section.


    When NPR analyzed the number of people who left at least one comment in both June and July, the numbers showed an even more interesting pattern: Just 4,300 users posted about 145 comments apiece, or 67 percent of all NPR.org comments for the two months. More than half of all comments in May, June and July combined came from a mere 2,600 users. The conclusion: NPR's commenting system — which gets more expensive the more comments that are posted, and in some months has cost NPR twice what was budgeted — is serving a very, very small slice of its overall audience.
     
    http://www.npr.org/sections/ombudsman/2016/08/17/489516952/npr-website-to-get-rid-of-comments
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  10. @Blosky
    Gun violence. Darn guns are at it again...

    Gun violence. Darn guns are at it again…

    Of course. Guns cause aspiring rappers and minority youth who are studying to be doctors and astronauts to suddenly, mysteriously, and inexplicably become murderers and get unjustly incarcerated for 25-to-life by the racist criminal justice system.

    Ban the guns, and they’ll all become doctors and astronauts.

    And that’s exactly what President Hillary is going to do…. if you don’t have ‘em already, white people, buy your guns NOW, because the day is coming that you’re really going to NEED them, and when that day comes they’ll be made of unobtainium.

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  11. Two points: there were 5000 people caught with illegal guns they shouldn’t have had. Why don’t they have automatic one year jail sentences for that offense? That would save a lot of lives.

    Less PC: if only a very small percentage of murders are solved (because of snitching) but 85% are gang related, why not let nature take its course? Weed out the bad seed. Or put another way: If you want to live, stay out of gangs. Or is that not possible? Are kids pressed into gangs? I dunno.

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    Certainly, if you are a high-IQ black born to the standard single, low-IQ mother, who wants to be a coscionable student, the environment will make it very tough for you.

    In most deaf people communities, it is taboo, and comes at a high price, to mention deafness as a disease and publicly seek remedy to it. Likewise, to be a good student and lawful youth is anything but easy in poor black wards.

    A white teachers (at a black school) speaks out.
    Imagine a bright black attends that school.
    Imagine a decently bright black lives in that neighborhood, and decides to work as a policeman, or to help the police.
    , @Jim
    Conceivably the high rate of violence could select against the genotypes disposed to highly violent behavior. The lethality of modern weapons could increase that effect. So over a sufficently long period of time (probably at least a few centuries) the result of the level of violence found in the Chicago ghetto could be some degree of genetic pacification. Something like that probably happened in connection with the transition from hunter-gatherer societies to settled agricultural societies.

    On the other hand Peter Frost and
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  12. News from someplace important:

    Teen and St. John’s grad shot dead as violence breaks out at J’Ouvert parade in Brooklyn

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/people-shot-ouvert-parade-brooklyn-article-1.2778145

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    The predawn J'Ouvert seems to be more violent that the Caribbean Day Parade that takes place later in the day even though it's far less crowded, probably because of the enormous police presence at the latter event.
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  13. “You might almost think there is a connection”

    Chicago raised property taxes by about a billion to pay pensions to retires cops and teachers. Which is to say, they are raising taxes but not putting any more cops on the street. You think there might be a connection between transferring wealth to retired police and an increase in crime?

    Chicago’s ‘tax tsunami’ builds as waves of new taxes hit

    http://www.loopnorth.com/news/tsunami0905.htm

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    The owner of a $250,000 home in Chicago pays about the same property tax in dollars as someone in other parts of Illinois pays on a $125,000 home.

    Chicago Teachers have their own separate pension plan (separate from other IL teachers) and it is funded at a much higher rate than the IL state teacher's pension fund.

    The IL legislature hasn't passed a budget for nearly two years because Chicago legislators, who enjoy permanent control the state government via a nearly perfect gerrymandering of legislative districts, are holding non-Chicagoans hostage to increasing the state's income tax so most of the loot can continue to be diverted to Chicago (mostly its politicians & their cronies, their families, etc.)

    The state legislature's refusal to fully fund those pensions these past decades amounts to an involuntary loan from the pension funds to legislators, who used that money for their own purposes. Technically, the state constitution makes the pensioners (present and future) secured creditors of the State of Illinois.

    The chaos spreading in Chicago is simply the appetizer for the rest of the 5 course coprophagic meal coming to taxpayers everywhere. Borrowing, as a means to keep entering the marketplace and make purchases, has its limits. 50 years of pure monetary madness (where issuing bonds is deemed "wealth creation") has set the table for this horrorfest.

    If you think the appetizer is bad, wait for when dessert is served.
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  14. @George
    News from someplace important:

    Teen and St. John’s grad shot dead as violence breaks out at J’Ouvert parade in Brooklyn

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/people-shot-ouvert-parade-brooklyn-article-1.2778145

    The predawn J’Ouvert seems to be more violent that the Caribbean Day Parade that takes place later in the day even though it’s far less crowded, probably because of the enormous police presence at the latter event.

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  15. @Johan Schmidt
    "Attempted murder"? Really now, what sort of crime is that? Do they give a Nobel Prize for "Attempted chemistry"?

    Are you insane or joking and being satrical?

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    It's Sideshow Bob in the Simpsons.
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  16. Dwyane Wade, who mourned her death publicly as “unreal” and “another act of senseless gun violence”.

    Did Dwyane (sic) Wade really say “senseless gun violence” or was that contributed by his PR spokesman or the journalist who wrote the article? It’s a phony, tendentious phrase, not something that an unprogrammed person would say.

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  17. @tanabear
    "Overall arrests in Chicago also have dropped 27% compared with last year, according to police statistics. …"

    So things are moving in the right direction from the BLM, Obama, Loretta Lynch perspective.

    During the 1990′s,when the U.S. started to “get tough” on violent crime, the average-time served for murder (including non-negligent manslaughter) was less than 6-years and the average time-served for all violent crimes (aggravated assault, robbery, rape, homicide) was approximately 4-years.

    And these averages are even more appalling, execrable, and outrageous that they first appear, since one can assume that 80-90% of these crimes were committed by violent recidivists, most of whom should have been in prison rather than free to commit more violent felonies. Moreover, they only pertain to those felons who are arrested, prosecuted, and convicted. Also, I assume they don’t include the sentences imposed on biological men under age 18 unless they were “waived” into adult court.

    And one can also assume that such averages are even lower today. after 8-years of rule by Obama, Holder, Sharpton, and “Black Lives Matter.” For details, visit my website and read the post “The Systemic Coddling of Violent Criminals,” and also “Abigail Simon,” Abigail Simon’s Sentence,” and “A Misogynist Lunatic, Almost Surely an MRA, Emotes,” and others. The governing-classes and ruling elites of the U.S. are evil and insane in coddling the vicious and barbaric and crucifying the harmless and nonviolent.

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    The governing-classes and ruling elites of the U.S. are evil and insane in coddling the vicious and barbaric and crucifying the harmless and nonviolent.
     
    Your generous assessment of our "betters" is noted. It strikes me as enough to warrant a vote for Trump. And maybe a campaign contribution to Trump. Even if our "betters" consider it a "crime against humanity".
    , @Lot
    The averages you mention are misleading because they include plea deals where the victim was violently provocative and where witnesses are shaky. For cases where there is strong evidence for murder, sentences in the United States are not light, and among the longest in the world.

    The real issue is how much we are going to fund our police, courts, prosecutors, and prisons. The actual implementation of the limited resources we give them may not be perfect, but strikes me as basically competent and public-spirited.
    , @RonaldB
    SMK,

    I looked at your website, and I'm not going to register, so I'm leaving the comments here.

    You're far, far too verbose and indirect to make your point. In fact, I'm not sure what the point of your post is here. Logically, you're saying violent criminals are treated more leniently under the Obama administration. Fair enough, but violent crimes have been going down up until the last few years.

    I suggest you read over your posts and ask yourself "will this make a concrete point to the reader? Will the reader understand my logic clearly? Does the reader have to struggle with unnecessary prose to understand my point and my logic?"

    A direct sentence is often the best to make an argument: subject, verb, object. The length of a sentence is directly proportional to the effort involved in understanding it. You also confound your subject matter. You totally confound your diatribes against low sentences for violent offenders and your outrage at excessive sentences for females having consensual relations with near-adult males. These are logically separate.

    I will go a bit off-track here and note that if my interpretation of Common Core (CC) is correct, the students taught under CC will not recognize the terminology of subject-verb-object (predicate). I tried looking up the actual CC standards, but they are so murky, it's difficult to tell just what they are saying.
    , @AndrewR
    Unlike many Americans, I'm not prone to the Puritanical hysteria surrounding any sexual acts involving persons under the arbitrarily-legislated "age of consent." But your obsession with this topic leads one to believe that you're either a RSO or likely to become one at some point...
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  18. @Johan Schmidt
    "Attempted murder"? Really now, what sort of crime is that? Do they give a Nobel Prize for "Attempted chemistry"?

    Do or do not, there is no try.

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  19. @SMK
    During the 1990's,when the U.S. started to "get tough" on violent crime, the average-time served for murder (including non-negligent manslaughter) was less than 6-years and the average time-served for all violent crimes (aggravated assault, robbery, rape, homicide) was approximately 4-years.

    And these averages are even more appalling, execrable, and outrageous that they first appear, since one can assume that 80-90% of these crimes were committed by violent recidivists, most of whom should have been in prison rather than free to commit more violent felonies. Moreover, they only pertain to those felons who are arrested, prosecuted, and convicted. Also, I assume they don't include the sentences imposed on biological men under age 18 unless they were "waived" into adult court.

    And one can also assume that such averages are even lower today. after 8-years of rule by Obama, Holder, Sharpton, and "Black Lives Matter." For details, visit my website and read the post "The Systemic Coddling of Violent Criminals," and also "Abigail Simon," Abigail Simon's Sentence," and "A Misogynist Lunatic, Almost Surely an MRA, Emotes," and others. The governing-classes and ruling elites of the U.S. are evil and insane in coddling the vicious and barbaric and crucifying the harmless and nonviolent.

    The governing-classes and ruling elites of the U.S. are evil and insane in coddling the vicious and barbaric and crucifying the harmless and nonviolent.

    Your generous assessment of our “betters” is noted. It strikes me as enough to warrant a vote for Trump. And maybe a campaign contribution to Trump. Even if our “betters” consider it a “crime against humanity”.

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  20. It seems as if black failure is all around us but the “good white people” seem to want more of it. Here the Washington post reports on how unusual it is that an 80% black city in “fiscally conservative” Virginia is teetering towards bankruptcy.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/city-on-the-brink-petersburg-cant-pay-its-bills-and-time-is-running-out/2016/09/04/9327c962-6ef9-11e6-8533-6b0b0ded0253_story.html

    The mayor lied about getting his HS diploma. He got his GED sometime later and judging by his letter it shows.

    http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/19/semi-literate-mayor-of-bankrupt-city-denounces-critics-as-racists/

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    "Here the Washington post reports on how unusual it is that an 80% black city in “fiscally conservative” Virginia is teetering towards bankruptcy."

    There is nothing fiscally conservative about an 80 percent Negro city. No Chocolate city in America has a budget surplus.
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  21. @Pat Casey
    I've watched that show 48 Hours plenty of times. Apparently if a homicide is not solved within 48 hours the shot at ever solving it nose-dives. Generally speaking, when they get their man, they either got a name from the start, or they get a name on the snitch-tip. Maybe a good idea is to make every snitch a millionair to show em you really care. But I've always found the code of the street to be a consolation in its own way; consider that putting your son's murderer away does not actually make you feel better, when how he died wasn't exactly the outcome of an evil plot, because it does not bring him back. The justice system doesn't feel like vengeance to anyone--- that's the point. And when no snitches sneak a tip, well then you know for sure it was between gangsters. And trust, that at least is somethin to hang on to for many of those mothers.

    48 HOURS. An excellent show. The one show Hollywood can’t fake or alter by changing the races. I am surprised it has not been pulled by political pressures, because it shows blacks exactly as they are.

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    • Replies: @CJ
    Excuse my pedantry, but that show is actually called The First 48.

    It is indeed as good as you and Pat say it is; like you I'm surprised it hasn't been pulled.
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  22. @prosa123
    The predawn J'Ouvert seems to be more violent that the Caribbean Day Parade that takes place later in the day even though it's far less crowded, probably because of the enormous police presence at the latter event.
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  23. Masked vigilantes is the answer to the crime problem in Chicago. It works well in Gotham City.

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    Masked vigilantes is the answer to the crime problem in Chicago. It works well in Gotham City.
     
    Meh. Crime suppression is best when delivered at the "point of sale." Perhaps as more people realize they can't carry an armed cop on their hip, more will realize that when it comes to personal safety they are literally on their own.

    Nothing has changed since Jeff Snyder revealed the truth in 1993, except that we know even more now about how bad things are:

    http://jim.com/cowards.htm

    A Nation of Cowards

    Excerpt:

    Is your life worth protecting? If so, whose responsibility is it to protect it? If you believe that it is the police's, not only are you wrong — since the courts universally rule that they have no legal obligation to do so — but you face some difficult moral quandaries. How can you rightfully ask another human being to risk his life to protect yours, when you will assume no responsibility yourself? Because that is his job and we pay him to do it? Because your life is of incalculable value, but his is only worth the $30,000 salary we pay him? If you believe it reprehensible to possess the means and will to use lethal force to repel a criminal assault, how can you call upon another to do so for you?

     

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  24. Are cops doing “slow-downs” in Chicago? That is surprising, as Rahm is hated by BLM/the far left, and recently defeated a more left-wing democrat for re-election.

    A surprising thing to come out of the memoirs of Obama’s first term is that Rahm was just about always the most right-wing guy in the room on a large number of issues. (The most alarming is the Hillary was usually the most pro-war person in the room. The most liberal were usually Joe Biden and his staff.)

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    If Rahm is hated by BLM, it's not for lack of trying to appeal to them.
    , @Harry Baldwin
    Emanuel sounds like a bit of a race realist:

    Karen Lewis, the Chicago Teacher's Union President, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel have a testy relationship at best.

    But it wasn't always that way.

    The two leaders met privately last year ahead of Emanuel's inauguration. They went for dinner and to attend a dance — both are fans of the art form — and to develop a working relationship. 

    "We were both seeing who the other person was," she said.

    Lewis said she got her answer about Emanuel's character rather quickly. "In that conversation, he did say to me that 25 percent of the students in this city are never going to be anything, never going to amount to anything and he was never going to throw money at them."

    She said the comment took her aback, and she looked at him askance.

    "Even if you feel that way, you can't say that to me," she said. "And he sort of poo-pooed it and we moved on."
     

    Emanuel's people of course deny he said any such thing. I tend to believe he did.
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  25. The unsolved murders in Chicago and other major cities probably have a significant effect on the “percent of murders committed by Blacks” number that is often quoted in the press.

    There were something like 12K homicides in the US in 2012. There have been around 500 homicides so far this year in Chicago, so they’ll wind up being about 5% of the total homicides in the US. The vast majority of the unsolved homicides in Chicago and other urban areas are caused by black gangs shooting each other. Since the crimes are unsolved the race of the perpetrator can’t be assigned in the statistics, even though it’s a lead-pipe certainty that black men committed the vast majority of them. Overall in the US 1/3 of homicides are unsolved, and most of those are probably done by blacks.

    Recently Detroit of all places has become very good at clearing homicides. In 2014 the clearance rate was over 90%. It used to be under 10%.

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    Recently Detroit of all places has become very good at clearing homicides. In 2014 the clearance rate was over 90%. It used to be under 10%.
     
    There looks to be an interesting story here (in terms of improvement), but as far as I can tell the >90% number was statistical subterfuge. The article I saw quoted a mid-year 2014 rate of 92.7% which included 2013 murders cleared in 2014: http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2014/03/detroit_police_report_927_perc.html
    The 2014 full year clearance rate is quoted as 44.6% at http://www.murderdata.org/2016/02/homicide-reports-for-2014-now-available.html

    Do you have data to substantiate >90% as Detroit's 2014 clearance rate?


    The unsolved murders in Chicago and other major cities probably have a significant effect on the “percent of murders committed by Blacks” number that is often quoted in the press.
     
    I don't think this effect gets enough attention. One way to estimate this would be to assume unidentified murderers have the same proportions as the averages for race of offender by race of victim.
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  26. @Johan Schmidt
    "Attempted murder"? Really now, what sort of crime is that? Do they give a Nobel Prize for "Attempted chemistry"?

    “Do they give a Nobel Prize for “Attempted chemistry”?”

    They gave the Nobel Peace Prize for attempted ____ (please fill in as you see fit).

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  27. You say : “only 4%.”

    So what?

    Chicago is annually saving a millions on stitches.

    Millions.

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    Chicago is annually saving millions on stitches.

    Because there are no snitches.

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  28. @SMK
    During the 1990's,when the U.S. started to "get tough" on violent crime, the average-time served for murder (including non-negligent manslaughter) was less than 6-years and the average time-served for all violent crimes (aggravated assault, robbery, rape, homicide) was approximately 4-years.

    And these averages are even more appalling, execrable, and outrageous that they first appear, since one can assume that 80-90% of these crimes were committed by violent recidivists, most of whom should have been in prison rather than free to commit more violent felonies. Moreover, they only pertain to those felons who are arrested, prosecuted, and convicted. Also, I assume they don't include the sentences imposed on biological men under age 18 unless they were "waived" into adult court.

    And one can also assume that such averages are even lower today. after 8-years of rule by Obama, Holder, Sharpton, and "Black Lives Matter." For details, visit my website and read the post "The Systemic Coddling of Violent Criminals," and also "Abigail Simon," Abigail Simon's Sentence," and "A Misogynist Lunatic, Almost Surely an MRA, Emotes," and others. The governing-classes and ruling elites of the U.S. are evil and insane in coddling the vicious and barbaric and crucifying the harmless and nonviolent.

    The averages you mention are misleading because they include plea deals where the victim was violently provocative and where witnesses are shaky. For cases where there is strong evidence for murder, sentences in the United States are not light, and among the longest in the world.

    The real issue is how much we are going to fund our police, courts, prosecutors, and prisons. The actual implementation of the limited resources we give them may not be perfect, but strikes me as basically competent and public-spirited.

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    And yet you forgot to provide any percentages for those victims who were violently provocative. (What the hell is that anyway? Abusive husbands killed by their long suffering wives?)

    Further, averages are still useful because they give us a sense of how much, on average, a murderer is locked away and we can then decide whether or not it is enough time that their testosterone has gone down enough that they are less murder-prone. It is a proxy.

    Finally, I have come to the conclusion that you are a basically dishonest interlocutor.
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  29. Crime think:

    I can’t help but thinking that if blacks want to live in this type of society, then they should be allowed to live in this type of society.
    It’s time for black enclaves and black self determination on American soil.

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  30. @anon
    48 HOURS. An excellent show. The one show Hollywood can't fake or alter by changing the races. I am surprised it has not been pulled by political pressures, because it shows blacks exactly as they are.

    Excuse my pedantry, but that show is actually called The First 48.

    It is indeed as good as you and Pat say it is; like you I’m surprised it hasn’t been pulled.

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    My favorite recurring line from The First 48: "I ain't even tryin' go to jail."
    , @anon
    Oops. Goofed on the name. I was tired. Great show though. REAL reality television, not REEL reality television. I always think 'will this be the last show I get to watch before it gets pulled'.
    , @donut
    http://www.nola.com/tv/index.ssf/2016/06/new_orleans_first_48_nightwatch_38271.html
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  31. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Luke Lea
    Two points: there were 5000 people caught with illegal guns they shouldn't have had. Why don't they have automatic one year jail sentences for that offense? That would save a lot of lives.

    Less PC: if only a very small percentage of murders are solved (because of snitching) but 85% are gang related, why not let nature take its course? Weed out the bad seed. Or put another way: If you want to live, stay out of gangs. Or is that not possible? Are kids pressed into gangs? I dunno.

    Certainly, if you are a high-IQ black born to the standard single, low-IQ mother, who wants to be a coscionable student, the environment will make it very tough for you.

    In most deaf people communities, it is taboo, and comes at a high price, to mention deafness as a disease and publicly seek remedy to it. Likewise, to be a good student and lawful youth is anything but easy in poor black wards.

    A white teachers (at a black school) speaks out.
    Imagine a bright black attends that school.
    Imagine a decently bright black lives in that neighborhood, and decides to work as a policeman, or to help the police.

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  32. Let’s assume that cultural dispositions are inheritable. Perhaps this is why northern Europeans tend to recreate northern European culture where ever they go on planet earth. Similarly, African-Americans tend to recreate west-African culture where ever they go, and Chinese tend to recreate Chinese culture where ever they go.

    Let’s look at a few of the (non-PC) particulars of west-African culture:

    1. Children are raised in female collectives; that is, marriage and the Western nuclear family is anathema to west Africans. In the history of the race, this is perhaps do to the fact that women and their offspring do not need men to assure that they survive harsh winters.

    2. In the three reproductive paradigms mapped to the three biozones, it seems that west-Africans are disposed to the reproductive paradigm genetically tuned to the Tropics; that is, early maturity and high reproduction rates with relatively minimal care given to offspring. (Asians tend to have a reproductive disposition that is completely opposite.) iSteve brushed on this in his August 26, 2016, notes on “Raided by Teach for America Recruits After All”:

    A study by Hart and Risley was universally seized upon as proving that unlike white toddlers, who are constantly being questioned and encouraged by their mothers, black toddlers grow up in environments of stony silence without verbal stimulation.

    3. Young west-African males are extremely violent; from a northern European perspective, they engage in mindless violence. Studies uncover that west-African males have more testosterone than northern European of similar age. Unsurprisingly, they also have a disposition for a higher sex drive. Indeed, their gangsta culture in American cities as a cultural disposition is consistent with the west-African disposition for violence, including raiding and looting neighboring tribes (a.k.a neighborhoods). When this violence explodes into turf wars, NGOs working in west-Africa call them “die offs”. Perhaps this best explains what is going on in Chicago.

    A recent Guardian article on the ongoing violence and butchery in Niger concludes that black youth are inspired by Western gangsta culture and suffer from the remnants of colonialism. Hence, it is a given that the White man would be held responsible for black violence both in Chicago and west-Africa. However, genetically-based cultural dispositions offer a more credible explanation.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/20/bad-boys-not-boko-haram-how-the-media-misinterprets-african-violence

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    The lede for the Guardian article is so telling:

    For the past six years, the city of Zinder in Niger has been gripped by American-inspired gang violence, a phenomenon international researchers and local journalists have struggled to understand.
     
    Amazing. Primitive, traditional tribal barbarities, practiced by Africans, devastates both America AND Africa.

    Yet these practices are deemed "American-inspired", and "gang violence", and not traditional African tribal warfare (when the African perpetrators wear backward baseball caps, NWA tee shirts and Chicago Bulls jerseys).

    Remember, kids, whenever "America" and "Americans" are the Source of Evil, they really mean "white folks". I hope you feel appropriately guilty for "inspiring" African slaughter.

    PS: whenever the elite "struggles to understand" anything, it really means they are "desperately avoiding the obvious".
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  33. @SMK
    Are you insane or joking and being satrical?

    It’s Sideshow Bob in the Simpsons.

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  34. @TheJester
    Let's assume that cultural dispositions are inheritable. Perhaps this is why northern Europeans tend to recreate northern European culture where ever they go on planet earth. Similarly, African-Americans tend to recreate west-African culture where ever they go, and Chinese tend to recreate Chinese culture where ever they go.

    Let's look at a few of the (non-PC) particulars of west-African culture:

    1. Children are raised in female collectives; that is, marriage and the Western nuclear family is anathema to west Africans. In the history of the race, this is perhaps do to the fact that women and their offspring do not need men to assure that they survive harsh winters.

    2. In the three reproductive paradigms mapped to the three biozones, it seems that west-Africans are disposed to the reproductive paradigm genetically tuned to the Tropics; that is, early maturity and high reproduction rates with relatively minimal care given to offspring. (Asians tend to have a reproductive disposition that is completely opposite.) iSteve brushed on this in his August 26, 2016, notes on "Raided by Teach for America Recruits After All":


    A study by Hart and Risley was universally seized upon as proving that unlike white toddlers, who are constantly being questioned and encouraged by their mothers, black toddlers grow up in environments of stony silence without verbal stimulation.
     
    3. Young west-African males are extremely violent; from a northern European perspective, they engage in mindless violence. Studies uncover that west-African males have more testosterone than northern European of similar age. Unsurprisingly, they also have a disposition for a higher sex drive. Indeed, their gangsta culture in American cities as a cultural disposition is consistent with the west-African disposition for violence, including raiding and looting neighboring tribes (a.k.a neighborhoods). When this violence explodes into turf wars, NGOs working in west-Africa call them "die offs". Perhaps this best explains what is going on in Chicago.

    A recent Guardian article on the ongoing violence and butchery in Niger concludes that black youth are inspired by Western gangsta culture and suffer from the remnants of colonialism. Hence, it is a given that the White man would be held responsible for black violence both in Chicago and west-Africa. However, genetically-based cultural dispositions offer a more credible explanation.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/20/bad-boys-not-boko-haram-how-the-media-misinterprets-african-violence

    The lede for the Guardian article is so telling:

    For the past six years, the city of Zinder in Niger has been gripped by American-inspired gang violence, a phenomenon international researchers and local journalists have struggled to understand.

    Amazing. Primitive, traditional tribal barbarities, practiced by Africans, devastates both America AND Africa.

    Yet these practices are deemed “American-inspired”, and “gang violence”, and not traditional African tribal warfare (when the African perpetrators wear backward baseball caps, NWA tee shirts and Chicago Bulls jerseys).

    Remember, kids, whenever “America” and “Americans” are the Source of Evil, they really mean “white folks”. I hope you feel appropriately guilty for “inspiring” African slaughter.

    PS: whenever the elite “struggles to understand” anything, it really means they are “desperately avoiding the obvious”.

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    Never in history has the dominant, most capable faction of a society so volunteered to be enslaved.

    If you want to know who it is who rules, ask who you're not allowed to criticize.

    Today in the USA, that's:
    -Blacks and all minorities.
    -Women.
    -Sexual deviants.

    Who keeps the lights on, the food on the shelves, etc., in the USA? Overwhelmingly white males.

    What is wrong with this picture?
    , @Jim
    Whites certainly have been accorded the central role in the demonology of modern ideology.
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  35. Really when I read about these people killing themselves, I can’t decide if it is a tragedy or a blessing.

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  36. It was a wonderful Labor Day in Chicago:

    As people across the US celebrated Labor Day on Monday, Chicago was rocked by multiple shootings which left at least seven people dead and seven others injured.

    https://www.rt.com/usa/358373-chicago-shootings-labor-day/?utm_source=browser&utm_medium=aplication_chrome&utm_campaign=chrome

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  37. The most deplorable one [AKA "The Fourth Political Theory"] says:

    SNL Has simply become a parody of Soviet era entertainment and serious comedy has gone on-line:

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  38. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Thirteen dead with sixty-five total shot to end the Labor Day holiday weekend. The police superintendent recently pointed out that of forty shooting victims of a previous weekend there were 672 arrests between them. Thats a staggering number of arrests. Left by itself the black population devolves into tribal warfare. The only thing stopping that is a proactive policy towards the thugs. Let up and this is what happens. Thanks to the noisy protesters more of their beloved homies are dying. I guess that’s also our fault.

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    @37: The police superintendent recently pointed out that of forty shooting victims of a previous weekend there were 672 arrests between them.

    This makes law enforcement a growing (and expensive) sector of the economy (that Chicago property tax payers can directly pay for on the front end).

    So as George @13 says, Chicago raised property taxes by about a billion to pay pensions to retired cops.

    (Again, that Chicago property tax payers can pay for on the back end.)

    The revolving door of criminal recidivism is job security and make work for cops, prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, prison guards, and all the support and spin-off work that generates.

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  39. …a bit OT, it just came to my mind: The losers of globalisation are expected to take one for the team. The other team.

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  40. @SMK
    During the 1990's,when the U.S. started to "get tough" on violent crime, the average-time served for murder (including non-negligent manslaughter) was less than 6-years and the average time-served for all violent crimes (aggravated assault, robbery, rape, homicide) was approximately 4-years.

    And these averages are even more appalling, execrable, and outrageous that they first appear, since one can assume that 80-90% of these crimes were committed by violent recidivists, most of whom should have been in prison rather than free to commit more violent felonies. Moreover, they only pertain to those felons who are arrested, prosecuted, and convicted. Also, I assume they don't include the sentences imposed on biological men under age 18 unless they were "waived" into adult court.

    And one can also assume that such averages are even lower today. after 8-years of rule by Obama, Holder, Sharpton, and "Black Lives Matter." For details, visit my website and read the post "The Systemic Coddling of Violent Criminals," and also "Abigail Simon," Abigail Simon's Sentence," and "A Misogynist Lunatic, Almost Surely an MRA, Emotes," and others. The governing-classes and ruling elites of the U.S. are evil and insane in coddling the vicious and barbaric and crucifying the harmless and nonviolent.

    SMK,

    I looked at your website, and I’m not going to register, so I’m leaving the comments here.

    You’re far, far too verbose and indirect to make your point. In fact, I’m not sure what the point of your post is here. Logically, you’re saying violent criminals are treated more leniently under the Obama administration. Fair enough, but violent crimes have been going down up until the last few years.

    I suggest you read over your posts and ask yourself “will this make a concrete point to the reader? Will the reader understand my logic clearly? Does the reader have to struggle with unnecessary prose to understand my point and my logic?”

    A direct sentence is often the best to make an argument: subject, verb, object. The length of a sentence is directly proportional to the effort involved in understanding it. You also confound your subject matter. You totally confound your diatribes against low sentences for violent offenders and your outrage at excessive sentences for females having consensual relations with near-adult males. These are logically separate.

    I will go a bit off-track here and note that if my interpretation of Common Core (CC) is correct, the students taught under CC will not recognize the terminology of subject-verb-object (predicate). I tried looking up the actual CC standards, but they are so murky, it’s difficult to tell just what they are saying.

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    In reply to your penultimate paragraph. "Totally confound," "logically seperate." What does this mean? What's your point? Exactly how is this logically separate? Contrasting the systemic and repeated coddling of violent male criminals with the draconian sentences and punishments inflicted on women teachers who have consensual sex with young men under statutory age is perfectly logical in emphasizing the absurdity and iniquity of the latter.
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  41. @advancedatheist
    Makes you wonder about this notion in folk psychology and traditional literature that murderers feel anguish for their crimes, and that they eventually confess their misdeeds.

    Apparently that psychology doesn't work in a lot of black men.

    Apparently that psychology doesn’t work in a lot of black men.

    In Ebonics, “confession” is spelled bragging.

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  42. Now that Kapernick is on the job the true perpetrators will be rounded up in no time.

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  43. White street cops back off because the Black Occupied Govt hates them. That leaves Black cops to police in their inimical manner. So the murder rate soars.

    Then White detectives back off because BOG hates them too. That leaves Black detectives to detect. So the apprehension rate plummets.

    Is this a problem?

    Unfortunately it is, because liberals only act when Blacks up their threat to liberals, not to each other.

    But liberals may not have much say after November 8.

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  44. The most deplorable one [AKA "The Fourth Political Theory"] says:
    @Lot
    The averages you mention are misleading because they include plea deals where the victim was violently provocative and where witnesses are shaky. For cases where there is strong evidence for murder, sentences in the United States are not light, and among the longest in the world.

    The real issue is how much we are going to fund our police, courts, prosecutors, and prisons. The actual implementation of the limited resources we give them may not be perfect, but strikes me as basically competent and public-spirited.

    And yet you forgot to provide any percentages for those victims who were violently provocative. (What the hell is that anyway? Abusive husbands killed by their long suffering wives?)

    Further, averages are still useful because they give us a sense of how much, on average, a murderer is locked away and we can then decide whether or not it is enough time that their testosterone has gone down enough that they are less murder-prone. It is a proxy.

    Finally, I have come to the conclusion that you are a basically dishonest interlocutor.

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  45. @George
    "You might almost think there is a connection"

    Chicago raised property taxes by about a billion to pay pensions to retires cops and teachers. Which is to say, they are raising taxes but not putting any more cops on the street. You think there might be a connection between transferring wealth to retired police and an increase in crime?

    Chicago’s ‘tax tsunami’ builds as waves of new taxes hit
    http://www.loopnorth.com/news/tsunami0905.htm

    The owner of a $250,000 home in Chicago pays about the same property tax in dollars as someone in other parts of Illinois pays on a $125,000 home.

    Chicago Teachers have their own separate pension plan (separate from other IL teachers) and it is funded at a much higher rate than the IL state teacher’s pension fund.

    The IL legislature hasn’t passed a budget for nearly two years because Chicago legislators, who enjoy permanent control the state government via a nearly perfect gerrymandering of legislative districts, are holding non-Chicagoans hostage to increasing the state’s income tax so most of the loot can continue to be diverted to Chicago (mostly its politicians & their cronies, their families, etc.)

    The state legislature’s refusal to fully fund those pensions these past decades amounts to an involuntary loan from the pension funds to legislators, who used that money for their own purposes. Technically, the state constitution makes the pensioners (present and future) secured creditors of the State of Illinois.

    The chaos spreading in Chicago is simply the appetizer for the rest of the 5 course coprophagic meal coming to taxpayers everywhere. Borrowing, as a means to keep entering the marketplace and make purchases, has its limits. 50 years of pure monetary madness (where issuing bonds is deemed “wealth creation”) has set the table for this horrorfest.

    If you think the appetizer is bad, wait for when dessert is served.

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    Chicago Teachers have their own separate pension plan (separate from other IL teachers) and it is funded at a much higher rate than the IL state teacher’s pension fund.
     
    Chicago is a double-dippers paradise for retired teachers from other school systems.

    Teachers who started working in Chicago Public Schools before 2011 were able to retire with a full pension at age 62 after only five years of service.

    Currently CPS teachers age 67 can retire with a full pension after 10 years of service.

    http://members.ctpf.org/preparing-for-retirement/pension-eligibility/
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  46. @flyingtiger
    Masked vigilantes is the answer to the crime problem in Chicago. It works well in Gotham City.

    Masked vigilantes is the answer to the crime problem in Chicago. It works well in Gotham City.

    Meh. Crime suppression is best when delivered at the “point of sale.” Perhaps as more people realize they can’t carry an armed cop on their hip, more will realize that when it comes to personal safety they are literally on their own.

    Nothing has changed since Jeff Snyder revealed the truth in 1993, except that we know even more now about how bad things are:

    http://jim.com/cowards.htm

    A Nation of Cowards

    Excerpt:

    Is your life worth protecting? If so, whose responsibility is it to protect it? If you believe that it is the police’s, not only are you wrong — since the courts universally rule that they have no legal obligation to do so — but you face some difficult moral quandaries. How can you rightfully ask another human being to risk his life to protect yours, when you will assume no responsibility yourself? Because that is his job and we pay him to do it? Because your life is of incalculable value, but his is only worth the $30,000 salary we pay him? If you believe it reprehensible to possess the means and will to use lethal force to repel a criminal assault, how can you call upon another to do so for you?

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  47. @Big Bill
    The lede for the Guardian article is so telling:

    For the past six years, the city of Zinder in Niger has been gripped by American-inspired gang violence, a phenomenon international researchers and local journalists have struggled to understand.
     
    Amazing. Primitive, traditional tribal barbarities, practiced by Africans, devastates both America AND Africa.

    Yet these practices are deemed "American-inspired", and "gang violence", and not traditional African tribal warfare (when the African perpetrators wear backward baseball caps, NWA tee shirts and Chicago Bulls jerseys).

    Remember, kids, whenever "America" and "Americans" are the Source of Evil, they really mean "white folks". I hope you feel appropriately guilty for "inspiring" African slaughter.

    PS: whenever the elite "struggles to understand" anything, it really means they are "desperately avoiding the obvious".

    Never in history has the dominant, most capable faction of a society so volunteered to be enslaved.

    If you want to know who it is who rules, ask who you’re not allowed to criticize.

    Today in the USA, that’s:
    -Blacks and all minorities.
    -Women.
    -Sexual deviants.

    Who keeps the lights on, the food on the shelves, etc., in the USA? Overwhelmingly white males.

    What is wrong with this picture?

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  48. @SMK
    During the 1990's,when the U.S. started to "get tough" on violent crime, the average-time served for murder (including non-negligent manslaughter) was less than 6-years and the average time-served for all violent crimes (aggravated assault, robbery, rape, homicide) was approximately 4-years.

    And these averages are even more appalling, execrable, and outrageous that they first appear, since one can assume that 80-90% of these crimes were committed by violent recidivists, most of whom should have been in prison rather than free to commit more violent felonies. Moreover, they only pertain to those felons who are arrested, prosecuted, and convicted. Also, I assume they don't include the sentences imposed on biological men under age 18 unless they were "waived" into adult court.

    And one can also assume that such averages are even lower today. after 8-years of rule by Obama, Holder, Sharpton, and "Black Lives Matter." For details, visit my website and read the post "The Systemic Coddling of Violent Criminals," and also "Abigail Simon," Abigail Simon's Sentence," and "A Misogynist Lunatic, Almost Surely an MRA, Emotes," and others. The governing-classes and ruling elites of the U.S. are evil and insane in coddling the vicious and barbaric and crucifying the harmless and nonviolent.

    Unlike many Americans, I’m not prone to the Puritanical hysteria surrounding any sexual acts involving persons under the arbitrarily-legislated “age of consent.” But your obsession with this topic leads one to believe that you’re either a RSO or likely to become one at some point…

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    Actually, I'm more "obsessed" (i.e., concerned by, etc.) with other matters, nearly all of which are far more significant. But thousands or hundreds of people write about these issues and I'd be saying more or less what they're saying and have little chance of being published. Conversely, I'm the world's leading critic and expert on this matter from a heterodox/politically-incorrect perspective. I could be the only critical/dissenting voice in the U.S. and other nations to write extensively on this subject -although John Derbyshire has briefly discussed such cases at NR and Takimag with similar opinions and arguments as have many others, almost always males, in the comment sections of various websites.
    , @SMK
    For the record, I'm not a RSO (registered sex offender) nor am I "likely to become one at some point." I'm a 66-year-old man who has never been convicted of or committed rape or sexual assault, violent/forcible or even "statutory," and who will probably be dead in 5-10 years and perhaps sooner. What kind of sex crime did you think I committed, not knowing me or having any evidence, or will commit in the near or distant future, should I live to be 80 or 90.

    To you, apparently, anyone who is critical of CSA victimology -the absurdity of defining women as "rapists" and "pedophiles" for allowing biological men under age 16 or even 18 to penetrate them in factually consensual relationships; the delusion that young men under age 16 or even 18 who consent to or initiate sex with adult women are "victims" of CSA who are "traumatized" and "scarred for life," etc. - must be a sex criminal himself. Why else would I be "obsessed" with decrying the mass-psychosis and hysteria and "moral-panic" and witch-hunt that began in 1997 when the MSM and MRAs turned Mary Letourneau into the most despised and infamous distaff sex criminal in American history. Why else would I be outraged that women who have sex with young men under statutory age are sentenced to months in jail or years in prison and a lifetime or least 20-30 years of draconian/Orwellian persecution for a nonviolent and victimless and malum prohibitum crime, punished more harshly than myriads of violent male recidivists who've often committed dozens of violent and other mala in se crimes but who've never been convicted of a sexual offense albeit most of them have surely raped or gang-raped men in jails and prisons and/or women and adolescent girls.
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  49. @Lot
    Are cops doing "slow-downs" in Chicago? That is surprising, as Rahm is hated by BLM/the far left, and recently defeated a more left-wing democrat for re-election.

    A surprising thing to come out of the memoirs of Obama's first term is that Rahm was just about always the most right-wing guy in the room on a large number of issues. (The most alarming is the Hillary was usually the most pro-war person in the room. The most liberal were usually Joe Biden and his staff.)

    If Rahm is hated by BLM, it’s not for lack of trying to appeal to them.

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  50. The ‘code’ in the inner city, enforced by murder of witnesses, is ‘no snitching.’ Plenty of people know who the murderers are but no one will say anything because if they do (or other people think they might) they’ll be the next victim. Everyone knows this.

    So there are two ways cops can solve a murder when there isn’t any witness testimony. Physical evidence which is not usually plentiful at a ghetto shootout. (BTW this is why so may hard core criminals only have misdemeanors on drug or weapon charges: that’s the only thing they can be charged on even though the cops know they did a murder or whatever)

    The other way cops can catch the murderers is if they brag about it and post evidence on the internet. Cops are catching a lot of criminals this way though they don’t like to talk about it.

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  51. @Luke Lea
    Two points: there were 5000 people caught with illegal guns they shouldn't have had. Why don't they have automatic one year jail sentences for that offense? That would save a lot of lives.

    Less PC: if only a very small percentage of murders are solved (because of snitching) but 85% are gang related, why not let nature take its course? Weed out the bad seed. Or put another way: If you want to live, stay out of gangs. Or is that not possible? Are kids pressed into gangs? I dunno.

    Conceivably the high rate of violence could select against the genotypes disposed to highly violent behavior. The lethality of modern weapons could increase that effect. So over a sufficently long period of time (probably at least a few centuries) the result of the level of violence found in the Chicago ghetto could be some degree of genetic pacification. Something like that probably happened in connection with the transition from hunter-gatherer societies to settled agricultural societies.

    On the other hand Peter Frost and

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    Henry Harpending published an article attributing much of the decline in personal violence in Western Europe over recent centuries to the high rate of execution and punishment of violent individuals adversely affecting their reproduction. A 4% arrest record for murderers in Chicago today suggests a near total collapse of state pacification among the ghetto population. So present conditions there may produce positive selection for violent individuals.
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  52. @Jim
    Conceivably the high rate of violence could select against the genotypes disposed to highly violent behavior. The lethality of modern weapons could increase that effect. So over a sufficently long period of time (probably at least a few centuries) the result of the level of violence found in the Chicago ghetto could be some degree of genetic pacification. Something like that probably happened in connection with the transition from hunter-gatherer societies to settled agricultural societies.

    On the other hand Peter Frost and

    Henry Harpending published an article attributing much of the decline in personal violence in Western Europe over recent centuries to the high rate of execution and punishment of violent individuals adversely affecting their reproduction. A 4% arrest record for murderers in Chicago today suggests a near total collapse of state pacification among the ghetto population. So present conditions there may produce positive selection for violent individuals.

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  53. @anonymous
    Thirteen dead with sixty-five total shot to end the Labor Day holiday weekend. The police superintendent recently pointed out that of forty shooting victims of a previous weekend there were 672 arrests between them. Thats a staggering number of arrests. Left by itself the black population devolves into tribal warfare. The only thing stopping that is a proactive policy towards the thugs. Let up and this is what happens. Thanks to the noisy protesters more of their beloved homies are dying. I guess that's also our fault.

    @37: The police superintendent recently pointed out that of forty shooting victims of a previous weekend there were 672 arrests between them.

    This makes law enforcement a growing (and expensive) sector of the economy (that Chicago property tax payers can directly pay for on the front end).

    So as George @13 says, Chicago raised property taxes by about a billion to pay pensions to retired cops.

    (Again, that Chicago property tax payers can pay for on the back end.)

    The revolving door of criminal recidivism is job security and make work for cops, prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, prison guards, and all the support and spin-off work that generates.

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  54. @Boomstick
    The unsolved murders in Chicago and other major cities probably have a significant effect on the "percent of murders committed by Blacks" number that is often quoted in the press.

    There were something like 12K homicides in the US in 2012. There have been around 500 homicides so far this year in Chicago, so they'll wind up being about 5% of the total homicides in the US. The vast majority of the unsolved homicides in Chicago and other urban areas are caused by black gangs shooting each other. Since the crimes are unsolved the race of the perpetrator can't be assigned in the statistics, even though it's a lead-pipe certainty that black men committed the vast majority of them. Overall in the US 1/3 of homicides are unsolved, and most of those are probably done by blacks.

    Recently Detroit of all places has become very good at clearing homicides. In 2014 the clearance rate was over 90%. It used to be under 10%.

    Recently Detroit of all places has become very good at clearing homicides. In 2014 the clearance rate was over 90%. It used to be under 10%.

    There looks to be an interesting story here (in terms of improvement), but as far as I can tell the >90% number was statistical subterfuge. The article I saw quoted a mid-year 2014 rate of 92.7% which included 2013 murders cleared in 2014: http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2014/03/detroit_police_report_927_perc.html
    The 2014 full year clearance rate is quoted as 44.6% at http://www.murderdata.org/2016/02/homicide-reports-for-2014-now-available.html

    Do you have data to substantiate >90% as Detroit’s 2014 clearance rate?

    The unsolved murders in Chicago and other major cities probably have a significant effect on the “percent of murders committed by Blacks” number that is often quoted in the press.

    I don’t think this effect gets enough attention. One way to estimate this would be to assume unidentified murderers have the same proportions as the averages for race of offender by race of victim.

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  55. Just you wait, Chicago is going to force the ammo makers to laser engrave a unique number on the base of each bullet in a box of 50 pistol cartridges, linked to the bar code on the box. So when they pry that ’9′ out of La’shawn, they’ll know at least who bought the bullet.

    Or maybe not. It’s only local to Chicago, so across the border ammo isn’t marked. Pull the bullet with pliers and file off the number and push the bullet back in. Steal ammo. Use the millions of rounds already stashed for killing, new numbered for practice. I’m sure they’ll figure out a bunch of work arounds.

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  56. @Big Bill
    The lede for the Guardian article is so telling:

    For the past six years, the city of Zinder in Niger has been gripped by American-inspired gang violence, a phenomenon international researchers and local journalists have struggled to understand.
     
    Amazing. Primitive, traditional tribal barbarities, practiced by Africans, devastates both America AND Africa.

    Yet these practices are deemed "American-inspired", and "gang violence", and not traditional African tribal warfare (when the African perpetrators wear backward baseball caps, NWA tee shirts and Chicago Bulls jerseys).

    Remember, kids, whenever "America" and "Americans" are the Source of Evil, they really mean "white folks". I hope you feel appropriately guilty for "inspiring" African slaughter.

    PS: whenever the elite "struggles to understand" anything, it really means they are "desperately avoiding the obvious".

    Whites certainly have been accorded the central role in the demonology of modern ideology.

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  57. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    Chicago’s August was shocking. There were 3 white homicides in August.

    The Whites Are:

    1. 54-year-old David J. Plank dead on Wednesday, officials said. At 2:21 p.m., Plank was driving in the 8400 block of South Stony Island Avenue when he was shot in his side, said Officer Thomas Sweeney, a Chicago Police spokesman. Plank was not thought to be the target of the shooting.

    2. John Alexander, 66, died after being stabbed in his Logan Square home Saturday night, police said. At 10:30 p.m., Alexander was in his home in the 2500 block of West Moffat Street when a man walked inside and stabbed him multiple times in his chest before running away, said Officer Bari Lemmon, a Chicago Police spokeswoman. Police said the 66-year-old was a “convicted felon.”

    3. 57-year-old Penny Gearhart, who lived in the 4500 block of N. Broadway, was an unintended victim of the shooter. A 58-year-old man was also shot in the leg.

    So Plank and Gearhart were shot by blacks or possibly a Mexican gang.

    It’s possible that I missed a white. Or that a Mexican/Hispanic/Mixed is white. But unless you combine Mexicans and whites, that would mean none of the gun homicide perps were white. This is a remarkable statistic, if true. Not even a single white domestic or romantic related homicide — which happen in a group of 1 million white people on occasion. Especially over the course of a year.

    As far as clearing the homocides, there is a sense of ‘why bother’. To that point, he later told reporters that fully four-fifths of the 69 shooting victims over the Memorial Day weekend were on the “strategic subject list” — a list of about 1,400 known gang members believed to be most prone to violence, compiled by the department using a computerized algorithm. Six died of their injuries.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-police-superintendent-eddie-johnson-met-0601-20160531-story.html

    Johnson already has a list of the future murderers and homicide victims. If it is only 1,400 — then clearing a homicide wouldn’t really provide much more information. The next 10 ‘gang’ homicides … 10 will come off the list, since they are dead. The 10 perps are still on the list, but how much effort is it really worth to find which 10 out of the 1,400 pulled the trigger? And even if they know the guys name, he isn’t going anywhere. He will probably be arrested on another charge within a year or two and end up doing time. Or else end up in a position not much different than if he was arrested for that specific murder.

    The frightening thing is that they have more or less done all they can do. They tore down the projects and are taking their time replacing it with ‘mixed income’ section 8 housing. There is black flight from the worst neighborhoods.

    And now the cops are no longer able to use aggressive tactics in black neighborhoods. So there is nothing to do. The rest of the city is getting more opportunistic black robberies, as cops are demoralized and also mismanaged — being pulled out of the good areas.

    Overall, the story … in my opinion ….. is the Superintendent of Police, who is black, is saying that its a shame and all … but it is just black gang youth killing other black gang youth.

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    "that would mean none of the gun homicide perps were white. This is a remarkable statistic, if true. Not even a single white domestic or romantic related homicide — which happen in a group of 1 million white people on occasion. Especially over the course of a year."

    Chicago attracts the cream of the crop of the White race, while at the same time that city attracts the worst elements of Mississippi's Black underclass.

    I read that most Blacks who migrated to Chicago came from Mississippi.
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  58. Only 4% of Attempted Murderers Have Been Arrested

    vs.

    73 of the nearly 2,000 non-fatal shooting incidents

    Don’t you even notice that you resemble those MSM you despise ever more? Not every (non-fatal) shooting is attempted murder. Ridiculous.

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  59. @CJ
    Excuse my pedantry, but that show is actually called The First 48.

    It is indeed as good as you and Pat say it is; like you I'm surprised it hasn't been pulled.

    My favorite recurring line from The First 48: “I ain’t even tryin’ go to jail.”

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  60. Yeah, people are amazed at all the killings/shootings in Chicago and the 4% clearance rate. But the upset people seem to be almost all conservative white people who DONT live in Chicago-land.

    Blacks/NAMs/Chicagoans/liberals seem to be cool with all the violence. They seem more upset at Trump and the police than anything else.

    Same with Detroit. The blacks in Detroit seem to be pretty cool with their enormous slum. Its whites who seem all worked up about how bad it is.

    Maybe we should stop caring too.

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  61. @Blosky
    Gun violence. Darn guns are at it again...

    Ringing out, while the violence erupts, on the streets gone bad.

    “Chicago” is Miami-Illinois for “fallacy of misplaced concreteness.”

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  62. The dismal clearance rate is a reflection on how little the community actually cares about the epidemic of violence including double digit weekly murders. If they really cared they would find a way to act. Chicago’s weekly shootings, including fatalities, always includes innocent bystanders, teens, and tragically even children and infants. I may be cynical but the black community seems to wear the street murder of a relative, I hesitate to use the term loved one, as a badge of honor. I offer two examples but not from Chicago. In Buffalo, an 8 year old boy was shot in the head while sitting in a car with his mother and two brothers, both reputed gang members. No leads provided to the BPD, even though BLM/Buffalo offers an attorney to the shooter. In Cleveland, a young man shot in the face was rushed to the hospital by his family, who refused to provide their names to the CPD. Prove me wrong.

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    Agreed. The fantastic levels of violence, crime and homicides occurring in black communities, simply could not happen if it went against the grain of the culture and values of the black community.
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  63. @bored identity
    You say : "only 4%."

    So what?

    Chicago is annually saving a millions on stitches.

    Millions.

    Chicago is annually saving millions on stitches.

    Because there are no snitches.

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  64. @CJ
    Excuse my pedantry, but that show is actually called The First 48.

    It is indeed as good as you and Pat say it is; like you I'm surprised it hasn't been pulled.

    Oops. Goofed on the name. I was tired. Great show though. REAL reality television, not REEL reality television. I always think ‘will this be the last show I get to watch before it gets pulled’.

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  65. @Lot
    Are cops doing "slow-downs" in Chicago? That is surprising, as Rahm is hated by BLM/the far left, and recently defeated a more left-wing democrat for re-election.

    A surprising thing to come out of the memoirs of Obama's first term is that Rahm was just about always the most right-wing guy in the room on a large number of issues. (The most alarming is the Hillary was usually the most pro-war person in the room. The most liberal were usually Joe Biden and his staff.)

    Emanuel sounds like a bit of a race realist:

    Karen Lewis, the Chicago Teacher’s Union President, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel have a testy relationship at best.

    But it wasn’t always that way.

    The two leaders met privately last year ahead of Emanuel’s inauguration. They went for dinner and to attend a dance — both are fans of the art form — and to develop a working relationship. 

    “We were both seeing who the other person was,” she said.

    Lewis said she got her answer about Emanuel’s character rather quickly. “In that conversation, he did say to me that 25 percent of the students in this city are never going to be anything, never going to amount to anything and he was never going to throw money at them.”

    She said the comment took her aback, and she looked at him askance.

    “Even if you feel that way, you can’t say that to me,” she said. “And he sort of poo-pooed it and we moved on.”

    Emanuel’s people of course deny he said any such thing. I tend to believe he did.

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    , @Triumph104
    1. Karen Lewis spent 22 years teaching at King College Prep High School and Lane Technical High School both selective enrollment schools. No experience with the bottom 25 percent.

    2. Supposedly Emanuel told her, "Fuck you, Lewis."

    3. Lewis is a convert to Conservative Judaism.
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  66. There were 22 people shot in Baltimore over Labor Day weekend according to the Baltimore Sun.

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  67. @Harry Baldwin
    Emanuel sounds like a bit of a race realist:

    Karen Lewis, the Chicago Teacher's Union President, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel have a testy relationship at best.

    But it wasn't always that way.

    The two leaders met privately last year ahead of Emanuel's inauguration. They went for dinner and to attend a dance — both are fans of the art form — and to develop a working relationship. 

    "We were both seeing who the other person was," she said.

    Lewis said she got her answer about Emanuel's character rather quickly. "In that conversation, he did say to me that 25 percent of the students in this city are never going to be anything, never going to amount to anything and he was never going to throw money at them."

    She said the comment took her aback, and she looked at him askance.

    "Even if you feel that way, you can't say that to me," she said. "And he sort of poo-pooed it and we moved on."
     

    Emanuel's people of course deny he said any such thing. I tend to believe he did.

    Wasn’t Rahm’s dad part of a rightwing terrorist organization?

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  68. @Buffalo Joe
    The dismal clearance rate is a reflection on how little the community actually cares about the epidemic of violence including double digit weekly murders. If they really cared they would find a way to act. Chicago's weekly shootings, including fatalities, always includes innocent bystanders, teens, and tragically even children and infants. I may be cynical but the black community seems to wear the street murder of a relative, I hesitate to use the term loved one, as a badge of honor. I offer two examples but not from Chicago. In Buffalo, an 8 year old boy was shot in the head while sitting in a car with his mother and two brothers, both reputed gang members. No leads provided to the BPD, even though BLM/Buffalo offers an attorney to the shooter. In Cleveland, a young man shot in the face was rushed to the hospital by his family, who refused to provide their names to the CPD. Prove me wrong.

    Agreed. The fantastic levels of violence, crime and homicides occurring in black communities, simply could not happen if it went against the grain of the culture and values of the black community.

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  69. @Jack Hanson
    Second City Cop is probably the best resource for what's going on in Chicago on the law and order front. The police union advised that no police take OT for Labor Day, and the general consensus among the rank and file is that anyone who does is a "scab". The "go fetal" mantra is particularly interesting, as the police aren't doing anything but responding to calls.

    There are been 512 homicides in Chicago so far this year, compared to 491 for all of 2015.

    http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/06/492866040/chicago-passes-threshold-of-500-homicides-in-2016

    OT: NPR no longer has a comment section.

    When NPR analyzed the number of people who left at least one comment in both June and July, the numbers showed an even more interesting pattern: Just 4,300 users posted about 145 comments apiece, or 67 percent of all NPR.org comments for the two months. More than half of all comments in May, June and July combined came from a mere 2,600 users. The conclusion: NPR’s commenting system — which gets more expensive the more comments that are posted, and in some months has cost NPR twice what was budgeted — is serving a very, very small slice of its overall audience.

    http://www.npr.org/sections/ombudsman/2016/08/17/489516952/npr-website-to-get-rid-of-comments

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  70. @Triumph104
    There are been 512 homicides in Chicago so far this year, compared to 491 for all of 2015.

    http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/06/492866040/chicago-passes-threshold-of-500-homicides-in-2016

    OT: NPR no longer has a comment section.


    When NPR analyzed the number of people who left at least one comment in both June and July, the numbers showed an even more interesting pattern: Just 4,300 users posted about 145 comments apiece, or 67 percent of all NPR.org comments for the two months. More than half of all comments in May, June and July combined came from a mere 2,600 users. The conclusion: NPR's commenting system — which gets more expensive the more comments that are posted, and in some months has cost NPR twice what was budgeted — is serving a very, very small slice of its overall audience.
     
    http://www.npr.org/sections/ombudsman/2016/08/17/489516952/npr-website-to-get-rid-of-comments

    This just in: NPR being picketed by Local 12 of the International Trolls Union, with their affiliate Villains, Thieves and Scoundrels Union honoring the picket line. No comment yet from Rep. Badenov, although comment stoppage is viewed as a microaggression and unfair to underserved communities.

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  71. @Harry Baldwin
    Emanuel sounds like a bit of a race realist:

    Karen Lewis, the Chicago Teacher's Union President, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel have a testy relationship at best.

    But it wasn't always that way.

    The two leaders met privately last year ahead of Emanuel's inauguration. They went for dinner and to attend a dance — both are fans of the art form — and to develop a working relationship. 

    "We were both seeing who the other person was," she said.

    Lewis said she got her answer about Emanuel's character rather quickly. "In that conversation, he did say to me that 25 percent of the students in this city are never going to be anything, never going to amount to anything and he was never going to throw money at them."

    She said the comment took her aback, and she looked at him askance.

    "Even if you feel that way, you can't say that to me," she said. "And he sort of poo-pooed it and we moved on."
     

    Emanuel's people of course deny he said any such thing. I tend to believe he did.

    1. Karen Lewis spent 22 years teaching at King College Prep High School and Lane Technical High School both selective enrollment schools. No experience with the bottom 25 percent.

    2. Supposedly Emanuel told her, “Fuck you, Lewis.”

    3. Lewis is a convert to Conservative Judaism.

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    I had about 3 in-laws go to Lane Tech HS on the west side of Chicago.
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  72. @dc.sunsets
    The owner of a $250,000 home in Chicago pays about the same property tax in dollars as someone in other parts of Illinois pays on a $125,000 home.

    Chicago Teachers have their own separate pension plan (separate from other IL teachers) and it is funded at a much higher rate than the IL state teacher's pension fund.

    The IL legislature hasn't passed a budget for nearly two years because Chicago legislators, who enjoy permanent control the state government via a nearly perfect gerrymandering of legislative districts, are holding non-Chicagoans hostage to increasing the state's income tax so most of the loot can continue to be diverted to Chicago (mostly its politicians & their cronies, their families, etc.)

    The state legislature's refusal to fully fund those pensions these past decades amounts to an involuntary loan from the pension funds to legislators, who used that money for their own purposes. Technically, the state constitution makes the pensioners (present and future) secured creditors of the State of Illinois.

    The chaos spreading in Chicago is simply the appetizer for the rest of the 5 course coprophagic meal coming to taxpayers everywhere. Borrowing, as a means to keep entering the marketplace and make purchases, has its limits. 50 years of pure monetary madness (where issuing bonds is deemed "wealth creation") has set the table for this horrorfest.

    If you think the appetizer is bad, wait for when dessert is served.

    Chicago Teachers have their own separate pension plan (separate from other IL teachers) and it is funded at a much higher rate than the IL state teacher’s pension fund.

    Chicago is a double-dippers paradise for retired teachers from other school systems.

    Teachers who started working in Chicago Public Schools before 2011 were able to retire with a full pension at age 62 after only five years of service.

    Currently CPS teachers age 67 can retire with a full pension after 10 years of service.

    http://members.ctpf.org/preparing-for-retirement/pension-eligibility/

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  73. @Triumph104
    1. Karen Lewis spent 22 years teaching at King College Prep High School and Lane Technical High School both selective enrollment schools. No experience with the bottom 25 percent.

    2. Supposedly Emanuel told her, "Fuck you, Lewis."

    3. Lewis is a convert to Conservative Judaism.

    I had about 3 in-laws go to Lane Tech HS on the west side of Chicago.

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    Lane Tech is north side, Addison and Western. Maybe considered NW side, depending on who you talk to. It's right down the street from Wrigley Field, and they're notorious north siders.
    , @Triumph104
    John Hancock College Prep is on the southwest side of Chicago. In 2015-2016 CPS started phasing the school into a selective enrollment and career and technical school with the freshmen class. The regular students were allowed to stay until graduation. In June one of those students was murdered, shot to death, while walking two blocks from the school.

    http://cps.edu/News/Press_releases/Pages/PR1_10_01_2014.aspx
    http://homicides.suntimes.com/2016/06/01/16-year-old-victor-felix-fatally-shot-while-walking-just-blocks-from-his-high-school-in-west-elsdon/
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  74. @Steve Sailer
    I had about 3 in-laws go to Lane Tech HS on the west side of Chicago.

    Lane Tech is north side, Addison and Western. Maybe considered NW side, depending on who you talk to. It’s right down the street from Wrigley Field, and they’re notorious north siders.

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    The only pertinent question is how far is it from Martin Luther King Boulevard?
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  75. @Steve Sailer
    I had about 3 in-laws go to Lane Tech HS on the west side of Chicago.

    John Hancock College Prep is on the southwest side of Chicago. In 2015-2016 CPS started phasing the school into a selective enrollment and career and technical school with the freshmen class. The regular students were allowed to stay until graduation. In June one of those students was murdered, shot to death, while walking two blocks from the school.

    http://cps.edu/News/Press_releases/Pages/PR1_10_01_2014.aspx

    http://homicides.suntimes.com/2016/06/01/16-year-old-victor-felix-fatally-shot-while-walking-just-blocks-from-his-high-school-in-west-elsdon/

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  78. @RonaldB
    SMK,

    I looked at your website, and I'm not going to register, so I'm leaving the comments here.

    You're far, far too verbose and indirect to make your point. In fact, I'm not sure what the point of your post is here. Logically, you're saying violent criminals are treated more leniently under the Obama administration. Fair enough, but violent crimes have been going down up until the last few years.

    I suggest you read over your posts and ask yourself "will this make a concrete point to the reader? Will the reader understand my logic clearly? Does the reader have to struggle with unnecessary prose to understand my point and my logic?"

    A direct sentence is often the best to make an argument: subject, verb, object. The length of a sentence is directly proportional to the effort involved in understanding it. You also confound your subject matter. You totally confound your diatribes against low sentences for violent offenders and your outrage at excessive sentences for females having consensual relations with near-adult males. These are logically separate.

    I will go a bit off-track here and note that if my interpretation of Common Core (CC) is correct, the students taught under CC will not recognize the terminology of subject-verb-object (predicate). I tried looking up the actual CC standards, but they are so murky, it's difficult to tell just what they are saying.

    In reply to your penultimate paragraph. “Totally confound,” “logically seperate.” What does this mean? What’s your point? Exactly how is this logically separate? Contrasting the systemic and repeated coddling of violent male criminals with the draconian sentences and punishments inflicted on women teachers who have consensual sex with young men under statutory age is perfectly logical in emphasizing the absurdity and iniquity of the latter.

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  79. @AndrewR
    Unlike many Americans, I'm not prone to the Puritanical hysteria surrounding any sexual acts involving persons under the arbitrarily-legislated "age of consent." But your obsession with this topic leads one to believe that you're either a RSO or likely to become one at some point...

    Actually, I’m more “obsessed” (i.e., concerned by, etc.) with other matters, nearly all of which are far more significant. But thousands or hundreds of people write about these issues and I’d be saying more or less what they’re saying and have little chance of being published. Conversely, I’m the world’s leading critic and expert on this matter from a heterodox/politically-incorrect perspective. I could be the only critical/dissenting voice in the U.S. and other nations to write extensively on this subject -although John Derbyshire has briefly discussed such cases at NR and Takimag with similar opinions and arguments as have many others, almost always males, in the comment sections of various websites.

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  80. @AndrewR
    Unlike many Americans, I'm not prone to the Puritanical hysteria surrounding any sexual acts involving persons under the arbitrarily-legislated "age of consent." But your obsession with this topic leads one to believe that you're either a RSO or likely to become one at some point...

    For the record, I’m not a RSO (registered sex offender) nor am I “likely to become one at some point.” I’m a 66-year-old man who has never been convicted of or committed rape or sexual assault, violent/forcible or even “statutory,” and who will probably be dead in 5-10 years and perhaps sooner. What kind of sex crime did you think I committed, not knowing me or having any evidence, or will commit in the near or distant future, should I live to be 80 or 90.

    To you, apparently, anyone who is critical of CSA victimology -the absurdity of defining women as “rapists” and “pedophiles” for allowing biological men under age 16 or even 18 to penetrate them in factually consensual relationships; the delusion that young men under age 16 or even 18 who consent to or initiate sex with adult women are “victims” of CSA who are “traumatized” and “scarred for life,” etc. – must be a sex criminal himself. Why else would I be “obsessed” with decrying the mass-psychosis and hysteria and “moral-panic” and witch-hunt that began in 1997 when the MSM and MRAs turned Mary Letourneau into the most despised and infamous distaff sex criminal in American history. Why else would I be outraged that women who have sex with young men under statutory age are sentenced to months in jail or years in prison and a lifetime or least 20-30 years of draconian/Orwellian persecution for a nonviolent and victimless and malum prohibitum crime, punished more harshly than myriads of violent male recidivists who’ve often committed dozens of violent and other mala in se crimes but who’ve never been convicted of a sexual offense albeit most of them have surely raped or gang-raped men in jails and prisons and/or women and adolescent girls.

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  81. @Zed, Lord of the Brutals
    Lane Tech is north side, Addison and Western. Maybe considered NW side, depending on who you talk to. It's right down the street from Wrigley Field, and they're notorious north siders.

    The only pertinent question is how far is it from Martin Luther King Boulevard?

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    A comparatively long bloody way actually. MLK starts around I55(around 40 blocks south and maybe 20-some blocks east) and the first dozen blocks or so aren't bad; in fact, I was at 29th and MLK last week and it was startlingly nice. Now down around 63rd and MLK, you might as well be in Mogadishu or Lagos.
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  82. @CJ
    Excuse my pedantry, but that show is actually called The First 48.

    It is indeed as good as you and Pat say it is; like you I'm surprised it hasn't been pulled.
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  83. @Brutusale
    The only pertinent question is how far is it from Martin Luther King Boulevard?

    A comparatively long bloody way actually. MLK starts around I55(around 40 blocks south and maybe 20-some blocks east) and the first dozen blocks or so aren’t bad; in fact, I was at 29th and MLK last week and it was startlingly nice. Now down around 63rd and MLK, you might as well be in Mogadishu or Lagos.

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  84. @Blosky
    Gun violence. Darn guns are at it again...

    “Gun violence. Darn guns are at it again…”

    When too many guns move into a White neighborhood you end up with White flight. You know you are in a gun neighborhood when most houses have bars on their windows and cash checking stores outnumber banks.

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  85. @Ed
    It seems as if black failure is all around us but the "good white people" seem to want more of it. Here the Washington post reports on how unusual it is that an 80% black city in "fiscally conservative" Virginia is teetering towards bankruptcy.


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/city-on-the-brink-petersburg-cant-pay-its-bills-and-time-is-running-out/2016/09/04/9327c962-6ef9-11e6-8533-6b0b0ded0253_story.html

    The mayor lied about getting his HS diploma. He got his GED sometime later and judging by his letter it shows.

    http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/19/semi-literate-mayor-of-bankrupt-city-denounces-critics-as-racists/

    “Here the Washington post reports on how unusual it is that an 80% black city in “fiscally conservative” Virginia is teetering towards bankruptcy.”

    There is nothing fiscally conservative about an 80 percent Negro city. No Chocolate city in America has a budget surplus.

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  86. @Anon
    Chicago's August was shocking. There were 3 white homicides in August.

    The Whites Are:

    1. 54-year-old David J. Plank dead on Wednesday, officials said. At 2:21 p.m., Plank was driving in the 8400 block of South Stony Island Avenue when he was shot in his side, said Officer Thomas Sweeney, a Chicago Police spokesman. Plank was not thought to be the target of the shooting.

    2. John Alexander, 66, died after being stabbed in his Logan Square home Saturday night, police said. At 10:30 p.m., Alexander was in his home in the 2500 block of West Moffat Street when a man walked inside and stabbed him multiple times in his chest before running away, said Officer Bari Lemmon, a Chicago Police spokeswoman. Police said the 66-year-old was a "convicted felon."

    3. 57-year-old Penny Gearhart, who lived in the 4500 block of N. Broadway, was an unintended victim of the shooter. A 58-year-old man was also shot in the leg.

    So Plank and Gearhart were shot by blacks or possibly a Mexican gang.

    It's possible that I missed a white. Or that a Mexican/Hispanic/Mixed is white. But unless you combine Mexicans and whites, that would mean none of the gun homicide perps were white. This is a remarkable statistic, if true. Not even a single white domestic or romantic related homicide -- which happen in a group of 1 million white people on occasion. Especially over the course of a year.

    As far as clearing the homocides, there is a sense of 'why bother'. To that point, he later told reporters that fully four-fifths of the 69 shooting victims over the Memorial Day weekend were on the "strategic subject list" — a list of about 1,400 known gang members believed to be most prone to violence, compiled by the department using a computerized algorithm. Six died of their injuries.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-police-superintendent-eddie-johnson-met-0601-20160531-story.html

    Johnson already has a list of the future murderers and homicide victims. If it is only 1,400 -- then clearing a homicide wouldn't really provide much more information. The next 10 'gang' homicides ... 10 will come off the list, since they are dead. The 10 perps are still on the list, but how much effort is it really worth to find which 10 out of the 1,400 pulled the trigger? And even if they know the guys name, he isn't going anywhere. He will probably be arrested on another charge within a year or two and end up doing time. Or else end up in a position not much different than if he was arrested for that specific murder.

    The frightening thing is that they have more or less done all they can do. They tore down the projects and are taking their time replacing it with 'mixed income' section 8 housing. There is black flight from the worst neighborhoods.

    And now the cops are no longer able to use aggressive tactics in black neighborhoods. So there is nothing to do. The rest of the city is getting more opportunistic black robberies, as cops are demoralized and also mismanaged -- being pulled out of the good areas.

    Overall, the story ... in my opinion ..... is the Superintendent of Police, who is black, is saying that its a shame and all ... but it is just black gang youth killing other black gang youth.

    “that would mean none of the gun homicide perps were white. This is a remarkable statistic, if true. Not even a single white domestic or romantic related homicide — which happen in a group of 1 million white people on occasion. Especially over the course of a year.”

    Chicago attracts the cream of the crop of the White race, while at the same time that city attracts the worst elements of Mississippi’s Black underclass.

    I read that most Blacks who migrated to Chicago came from Mississippi.

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