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Like so many incidents — going back at least to the Tawana Brawley hoax of the 1980s — that the national media decide to obsess over as case studies of White Racism in Action, the Ferguson, MO story is turning out to be a fiasco.

Michael Brown strongarming store owner just before Brown’s death

Apparently, the future shooting victim had just looted a convenience store a few minutes before a cop stopped him for walking down the middle of the street blocking traffic. So, probably unknown to the cop, the 6′-4″ 292 pound 18-year-old was feeling pugnacious and guilty and thus, likely, more volatile since he could get in more trouble than for just jaywalking if successfully apprehended. As it says in the King James Bible:

“The wicked flee when no man pursueth.”

Unfortunately, the cop didn’t know what the jaywalker was thinking, which exacerbated a tragically dangerous situation. As St. Louis blogger Countenance points out, we still don’t know what happened in the last three minutes of Michael Brown’s life, but we we do know a lot more about the previous ten.

Have you ever noticed how in election years, some local police blotter item that can be spun as supposedly proving a vast national crisis of white racist violence against innocent blacks seem to become the most important new event of the century for awhile? For example, in 2006 there was the Duke Lacrosse Case, in 2012 12-year old Trayvon Martin was wantonly gunned down by a white man from across the street, and in 2014 there’s Ferguson, MO, a place I have to admit to never having heard of before this month.

It’s almost as if the national media and the Democratic Party naturally work together to try to boost black turnout in November by stoking racial hatred against whites.

What’s particularly striking is what a low batting average America’s liberal elites have in choosing an incident to go to war over. America is a huge country and bad things happen all the time (here’s an incident in which I encouraged a slain teen’s mother to sue law enforcement: a judge eventually awarded the parents $3 million).

So you might think that just by random luck, the national press would manage to light upon a case that doesn’t unravel upon them. But they seldom seem to learn from all their previous travesties. In fact, conspicuously not learning anything is proof of moral and caste superiority.

It’s part of the class war of the High and the Low versus the Middle. In America today, markers of high status include being ostentatiously clueless about the kind of people who loot liquor stores and, indeed, in sacralizing liquor store looters. Thus, the stupider your thinking, the more refined your mind to be.

One telltale sign that it’s an election year is that data redolent of Blacks Behaving Badly gets brought up over and over in the press as simple-minded proof of White Racism. That’s because having a more sophisticated understanding of the implications of the numbers is just evidence that you are a White Racist.

From Reuters:

U.N. experts grill U.S. on racial discrimination
BY STEPHANIE NEBEHAY
GENEVA Wed Aug 13, 2014

(Reuters) – United Nations experts grilled U.S. officials on Wednesday about what they said was persistent racial discrimination against African-Americans and other minorities in jobs, housing, education and the criminal justice system.

“Stand Your Ground” laws, a controversial self-defense law in some 22 U.S. states, use of force by police against migrants, and FBI racial profiling were also raised by the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD).

The first review of the U.S. record since 2008, which continues on Thursday, happened to follow the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Missouri on Saturday and subsequent violent protests.

High levels of gun violence in the United States have a disparate impact on minorities, Noureddine Amir, committee vice chairman, told the talks.

African Americans make up 13 percent of the U.S. population, but 50 percent of homicide victims, he said.

“African American males are reportedly seven times more likely to die by firearm homicide than their white counterparts,” he said.

If you actually want to understand the homicide data, here’s my column on the most recent Obama Administration report of homicide figures.

“I understand that these disparities arise from factors such as subconscious racial bias in shootings, the proliferation of Stand Your Ground laws and the existence of predominantly African American and economically depressed neighborhoods with escalated levels of violence,” he said.

U.S. Ambassador Keith Harper, who led a 30-member delegation, said the multi-racial and multi-ethnic democracy had made “great strides toward eliminating racial discrimination”.

“Thirty years ago, the idea of having an African-American president would not have seemed possible. Today it is a reality,” Harper, a Native American of the Cherokee Nation, told the panel of 18 independent experts.

“While we have made visible progress that is reflected in the leadership of our society, we recognize that we have much left to do.”

… Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teen killed in Miami, Florida by a neighborhood watch volunteer in 2012, said in testimony to the panel on Tuesday that his killer considered Trayvon a threat because of his skin color.

Minorities and youth in particular are unfairly treated by U.S. law enforcement officials and the courts, Amir said.

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  1. David
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    Stand Your Ground laws are responsible for African Americans being 50% of homicide victims? This would be funny if 99% of Americans and Europeans didn’t believe this shit.

    Good Lord, we’re doomed.

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  2. There you go again, Steve, noticing things.

    The L.A. Riots, of course, occurred in a presidential election year (1992), which saw a landslide Democratic victory.

    The James Byrd and Matthew Shepard cases happened in 1998. The GOP sustained major midterm electoral losses that year.

    I think I see a pattern.

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  3. NOTA
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    I think this might hold up if you were talking about big peaceful protests being observed calmly by the police–the press can decide whether or not to cover that. But once you get to rioting, cops decked out like soldiers off to fight ISIS, tear gas and looting, I think news coverage is pretty hard to avoid, election year or not. Nor is it all that clear to me that blacks rioting is a winning image for the Democrats.

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    Meanwhile all sorts of egregious examples of black violence are studiously ignored.

    http://nypost.com/2014/05/23/knockout-assault-victims-friends-chases-down-suspect/

    http://nypost.com/2014/08/12/72-year-old-bleeding-from-brain-after-village-knockout-attack/

    http://nypost.com/2014/08/14/pregnant-woman-sucker-punched-in-knockout-game-attack/

    And those are just three recent examples from one city, there are certainly hundred’s of such stories out there just from 2014 across the US.

    But they don’t fit the narrative the media and the Democrats are selling.

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    I think this might hold up if you were talking about big peaceful protests being observed calmly by the police

    The reason we HAVE rioting and cops fighting rioters is because of the way the media covers stories in which blacks get shot by police. It’s very different from the way they cover stories in which whites get shot by police.

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  6. Jefferson
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    “African Americans make up 13 percent of the U.S. population, but 50 percent of homicide victims, he said.”

    Someone needs to stop the KKK from murdering all of the African American males in 2014.

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  7. While the race hustlers might be able to get the black voters out in November, if enough white voters also vote, it wont make a difference.

    I suspect that in November White voters will remember Black propensity for rioting and worry about guns being taken away from them …

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    “The reason we HAVE rioting and cops fighting rioters is because of the way the media covers stories in which blacks get shot by police. It’s very different from the way they cover stories in which whites get shot by police.”

    The liberal media believes that if a White person is shot and killed by the police, there is a 99.99% chance he or she most likely deserved it.

    But they don’t apply that mentality to a Black person who is shot and killed by the police. Hence why police on White civilian homicides do not get 1/32 the national media attention that police on Black civilian homicides get.

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  9. “African Americans make up 13 percent of the U.S. population, but 50 percent of homicide victims, he said.”

    50% of all homicide offenders, too. You’re only allowed to speak of blacks as a group in positive terms though.

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  10. Jefferson
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    We know there are White versions of Michael Browns and Oscar Grants out there, but the liberal media do not care about them and Hollywood does not make films about their lives.

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    I can’t find anywhere where someone has info on the size of “big” Mike Brown. They keep calling him a “teen”, though he’s legally an adult, and if he’s also an over sized criminal at that (at least 6,2 and over 220 pounds from the way he looks on his robbery tape) it would give us another perspective on this classic case of the narrative dictating to us a false reality.

    Now, it seems most likely that Big Mike, in all his criminal inclinations, tried to overpower a likely smaller police officer for his weapon and the officer responded in a reasonable or semi-reasonable manner.

    But then again I read isteve, so who cares what a hateful person thinks.

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  12. Jefferson
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    “50% of all homicide offenders, too. You’re only allowed to speak of blacks as a group in positive terms though.”

    If you mention the fact that 93% of Black homicide victims in the U.S are murdered by Black perpetrators, it defeats the whole purpose of painting White people as the racist spawns of Satan.

    The purpose is to brainwash the masses into believing White America is committing a holocaust of epic proportions against Black America.

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  13. Kentuckian
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    Scratch that, he was six foot four and over 300 pounds.

    http://www.sacbee.com/2014/08/14/6629857/michael-browns-uncle-describes.html

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  14. H
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    I guess it would be silly to me ask if the UN held a panel asking representatives from Arab and African Muslim countries why they can’t be more tolerant to non-Muslims.

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    If he was shot in the back, while fleeing, or shot while his hands were up, as some witnesses claim, then it doesn’t really matter if he robbed the store or even shoved the officer around. The police should not be Judge Dredd. I suspect a lot of what’s going on is well-intentioned training given to police officers to decrease their chance of dying during an encounter with someone trying to kill them, including everything from the stories of dogs being shot for barking at officers roughing up their owners to police officers firing dozens of bullets into those suspected of making a dangerous move. We need police officers that can show restraint and good judgement, otherwise people die for crimes that are not capital offenses.

    It is also my experience that entire police departments tend to develop a character because officers that don’t fit in don’t say. That means if a department is a good, most of the officers will be good. But if a department is corrupt, aggressive, or hostile, a lot of officers will exhibit those traits. While I’m not willing to condemn the officer without a trial, behavior of the Ferguson police after this incident suggest some unhealthy attitudes permeate that department.

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  16. Jefferson
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    “Scratch that, he was six foot four and over 300 pounds.

    http://www.sacbee.com/2014/08/14/6629857/michael-browns-uncle-describes.html”

    So Michael Brown had a similar physical build as former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar. I hope nobody in the liberal media refers to him as “just a baby” like they did with Trayvon Purple Drank Martin.

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  17. Anonymous
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    There’s been demonstrations in places like NY and Chicago already. Waiting for the facts to come out first isn’t necessary. One Chicago black at the demonstration was on television stating flat out that the dead felon was murdered because he was black. These kinds of people don’t care about what the facts really are, they’re just waiting for any excuse to run amok on the streets ranging from rioting to screaming into megaphones. The whites who show up for these events are puzzling. Who are they? Are they members of leftist groups waiting for their opportunity? Being a robber, rapist, thug of any variety apparently is no barrier to becoming a hero to blacks, making the old ‘content of character’ phrase just a sick joke.
    Prediction: After all the looting, rioting, burning and violence in Ferguson is over, sometime down the road ‘community leaders’ will complain that it’s a food desert and that something needs to be done about it being an ‘underserved’ area.

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  18. Dave Pinsen
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    Gary Silverman weighs in on Ferguson in the FT, and references Trayvon Martin, who he notes was shot by a “white – or, some would say, a ‘light-skinned Hispanic’ ” Zimmerman. “The Black Anger of the Obama Era” – http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/3deabc5e-2255-11e4-9d4a-00144feabdc0.html?siteedition=intl#axzz3AVa4DBIh

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  19. Jefferson
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    “I guess it would be silly to me ask if the UN held a panel asking representatives from Arab and African Muslim countries why they can’t be more tolerant to non-Muslims.”

    I wonder why no liberal uses Iraq as a perfect model for why multiculturalism works ? After all people of different religions and ethnic groups live in perfect harmony in Iraq.

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  20. Jefferson
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    “Gary Silverman weighs in on Ferguson in the FT, and references Trayvon Martin, who he notes was shot by a “white – or, some would say, a ‘light-skinned Hispanic’ ” Zimmerman. “The Black Anger of the Obama Era”

    George Zimmerman is not White, but he sure loves to date White women. His ex-wife is White and his current girlfriend is White as well.

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  21. Art Deco
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    The GOP sustained major midterm electoral losses that year.

    Five seats in the House of Representatives, none in the Senate. Net loss of one governor’s chair. Odd and unexpected. Not major.

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  22. Art Deco
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    George Zimmerman’s father is caucasian and his mother’s a pardo, which is rare in the United States. What sort of women would you suggest he date?

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  23. Art Deco
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    If he was shot in the back, while fleeing, or shot while his hands were up, as some witnesses claim,

    The friend, Dorian Johnson, 22, told msnbc the officer drove up to them and told them to “get the f–k on the sidewalk” and then braked in front of Brown. Johnson said the officer threatened, “I’m gonna shoot you.” He fired multiple shots, Johnson said, as Brown ran for his life, stopping at one point with his hands up in surrender and yelling, “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!”

    Would not take Dorian Johnson too seriously.

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    First, on the UN commission suggesting minorities have it rough in the USA, I call bu**sh**. The third worlders are letting us know how dangerous America really is (and Canada, Europe too btw) by continuously bum rushing our borders 24x7x365. That is prima facia evidence that life is good and anyone suggesting anything else has an agenda to push.

    Second, as Sebastian pointed out, “Meanwhile all sorts of egregious examples of black violence are studiously ignored.” How true. The same goes for crimes, dysfunction and other social costs of mass immigration. If the media reported what was truly happening, Jim Crow and the 1924 Immigration Act might be brought back. Fred Reed once wrote that as a reporter in DC traveling with the cops, he knew what the color of crime was. He wrote that news editors would never let the truth come out for fear that whites would turn violent on blacks.

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  25. Sebastian
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    We need police officers that can show restraint and good judgement ..

    And we need citizens who can do the same. Sadly you’re more interested in jumping to conclusions before the facts are known.

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  26. Would not take Dorian Johnson too seriously

    Racist!

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  27. Jefferson
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    “He wrote that news editors would never let the truth come out for fear that whites would turn violent on blacks.”

    According to that United Nations report, Whites have already turned violent on Blacks in record numbers.

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  28. Jefferson
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    Ferguson, Missouri is just another marvelous example of how diversity is our strength.

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  29. Chicago
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    I wonder if knocking-out-a-white-pregnant-woman has become a new variation on the Knock-Out Game.

    Here on the reputedly safe north side of Chicago:

    http://crimeinboystown.blogspot.com/2014/08/blotter-woman-whacked-on-clark-psycho.html

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  30. Ferguson is a suburb of St. Louis that a lot of people in the area couldn’t find on a map. There are something like 100 municipalities in the St. Louis region due to the odd political history of the city. Ferguson had a large white majority as recently as the 80′s, but it has been a target of section 8 and black flight from the decaying north side of St. Louis in the past few decades. The population is now something like 2/3 black. The city’s government is still white, though, because the black residents turn out in smaller percentages than the remaining whites on voting days.

    Ferguson had been hanging on, barely, as a place where people could expect to live a normal middle class lifestyle or run a business, but with the looting, rioting and demonstrations that is effectively over. Ferguson is now completely done. It’s just another place in the St. Louis region that “used to be nice”, just like the north side and East St. Louis used to be nice. In ten years it will be one more toxic ghetto no different than Walnut Park.

    In all the the self righteous sermons about segregation laws from half a century ago and pejorative accusations of “white flight” no one will make a connection between this event and the outcome or if they do it will somehow be the fault of the white residents. Whether Michael Brown deserved to die or not, he literally took his city down with him. What a fitting requiem for a thug. They might as well build a gigantic, obese memorial statue to him, scowling and flashing his gang signs and place it under the arch. I actually can’t think of a person who more accurately embodies St. Louis and it’s future.

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    Are these stories driven by black women on twitter? It seems like it. The prevailing tone seems to be one of “he would have been a good man if the white man hadn’t kept him down.” And if your dating options were limited to black men and nobody else, you would be angry too. I haven’t seen too many black guys with Hispanic or Asian women, but I’ve seen exactly zero Hispanic or Asian guys with black women. Black women are the biggest losers when it comes to the combination of black male dysfunction and immigration/displacement.

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  33. Ross Jenkins
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    Steve,

    Would we be correct in assuming that you held off on commenting about this story because you suspected that it would turn out to be another hate hoax fiasco?

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    While I’m not willing to condemn the officer without a trial, behavior of the Ferguson police after this incident suggest some unhealthy attitudes permeate that department.

    Yes, wouldn’t it be amazing if a nearly all-white police force had to patrol a 2/3′s black city each and every day and, somehow, developed an “unhealthy” attitude towards the populace? How ever might that come about? I’m sure the people there are unfailingly friendly and helpful to the police.

    Sarcasm off, wouldn’t it astonishing to once — once! — hear the media discuss the crime situation prevalent in an area where something like this happens.

    And in Ferguson crime in nearly every category has consistently been above the U.S. average for years.

    http://www.city-data.com/crime/crime-Ferguson-Missouri.html

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  35. Jefferson
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    How long before Ferguson, Missouri eventually files for bankruptcy just like other predominantly NAM cities like Stockton, California and Detroit, Michigan ?

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    It’s a riot, and the media had nothing to do with it being a riot. The media would be negligent if it didn’t cover rioting intensely. Of course, how it does so is a different question.

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  37. STL attorney here . Mr. Johnson is currently wanted on a warrant for his arrest in Jefferson City for making a false report to police. Now that he may also face felony murder for his involvement in the robbery and Mr. Brown’s subsequent death, he really needs to shut up.

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  38. Cookies
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    Charles Blow is yankin’ our chains about “black bodies”:

    http://tinyurl.com/olqry25

    The comments are really stupid, too. Sometimes the NY Times has surprisingly perceptive/honest comments. Not this time.

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    Two things in particular may have given Ferguson added traction (or at least made the media’s focus on it more plausible than, say, the Trayvon case):

    1) The warrior cop stuff. The armored vehicles and combat gear versus the protestors made for some compelling photo journalism, and also touched a nerve after a several years of increasingly SWATified policing.

    2) Cops roughing up journalists and demanding people stop filming them. That’s a good way to get more press attention.

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  40. Lot
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    What type of violence have white Ferguson residents suffered over the past 20 years? They, not blacks, are the ones who have fled the city.

    From wikipedia:

    Since 1960 the population has remained nearly constant. The racial composition of Ferguson has shifted since 1990, however. In 1990, residents of Ferguson who were identified in the U.S. Census as White comprised 73.8% of the total, while those identified as Black made up 25.1%.

    As of 2010, the racial makeup of the city was 29.3% White, 67.4% African American.

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    I kept hearing him called a “gentle giant” by the left wing media. Yeah, he sure looks “gentle” in that video.

    “50% of homicide victims are black”.

    Kind of reminds me of Josef Stalin telling ambassadors that no country in the world gave up more territory to the Nazis then the USSR did and still kept on fighting. Of course, the immediate reply should have been, no other country in the world had so much Territory to give up.

    It would just as surely be true to point out that 50% of killers are also black.

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    “George Zimmerman is not White, but he sure loves to date White women. His ex-wife is White and his current girlfriend is White as well.”

    I find that people who genuinely want to assimilate marry white, and the more Anglo the better. Zimmerman strikes me as someone like that, and he’d probably not be too happy at the comments here calling him non-white. He’s as much white as he is non-white because his father is German. His looks could have gone either way at birth, and it looks like he got his looks from his mother’s side of the family, and not his fathers.

    Obama is the complete opposite of this. He chose the blackest women he could find , and it looks like it paid off because his kids look really black.

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  43. Whiskey
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    Anyone familuar with how women treat Alphas should not be surprised. A guy six four, three hundred pounds, thug robbery? Who do you think the feminized media will back? Black guys have enhanced legal status bc they are Black, ie swaggering thugs which the female-gay me a eat up.

    Excuse spelling errors, on tablet.

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    There have not been disagreeable trends in crime the last dozen years. The place has somewhat elevated crime rates given its a suburban township, but not elevated compared to a generic municipality. My wager would be that the racial composition is changing not because of crime but perhaps real-estate markets and mundane friction.

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    Charles Blow is yankin’ our chains about “black bodies”

    All variations on a theme of ‘look squirrel’.

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    No. If you take the median over the last dozen years, it’s larceny statistics are unremarkable. Murder is about 5% below national means. The rates for intermediate felonies are high for a suburban township but not for a generic core city neighborhood. It’s really the stats for burglary and auto theft that are elevated.

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    Whiskey wrote, “Excuse spelling errors, on tablet.”

    It’s not your spelling that most of us have problems with.

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  48. I understand that these disparities arise from factors such as subconscious racial bias in shootings,
    As Jefferson noted above, 93 percent of blacks killed are killed by other blacks. Do these black killers have a “subconscious racial bias” or is that only a factor in the other seven percent of killings?

    . . . proliferation of Stand Your Ground laws

    Stand Your Ground laws are not exactly proliferating, and anyway the Stand Your Ground defense has been used more often by blacks defending themselves than whites. Contrary to Sabryna Fulton, Trayvon’s mom, Zimmerman was justified in shooting Trayvon under any existing self-defense law. Stand Your Ground was not invoked in the case.

    . . . and the existence of predominantly African American and economically depressed neighborhoods with escalated levels of violence,” he said.

    How vague and convoluted is this? Like “escalated levels of violence” is an environmental factor. Just as another neighborhood might have a high noise level due to a nearby airport, African Americans have the misfortune of living in neighborhoods with escalated levels of violence.

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    “The comments are really stupid, too. Sometimes the NY Times has surprisingly perceptive/honest comments. Not this time.” – Cookies

    The NY Times moderates comments to the point where they might as well write the comments themselves. Immigration article comments are the exception and I do wonder whats going on there. Either the comments are overwhelmingly anti-amnesty or its a special moderator on just those articles.

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  50. Who cares what Charles Blow thinks. If you do, go over to the NYT and comment there.

    Just another MSM and liberals excusing rioting and getting their panties in a wad because a white policeman may or may not have unjustifiably killed a black criminal. Next will come the ‘What’s wrong with White America? Why are we such racists?” news articles and cries for more aid to the black underclass and affirmative action.

    And the idiocy of the libertarians – or I should say Liberaltarians – we get a riot and all they wank on about is the Police having guns that are too big.

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  51. Lot
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    My wager would be that the racial composition is changing not because of crime but perhaps real-estate markets and mundane friction.

    I’m not sure what you mean by that, but here MORE THAN 60% of this town’s whites living there in 1990 moved out over the next 20 years.

    Anti-white violence is really the only way you can explain all the whites leaving that quickly. The video of Michael Brown beating a store clerk, and various thugs looting and burning down a gas station, give you an idea of the the town’s new population.

    West Virginia has an awful economy and real estate market, but during that same 1990-2010 period its population increased by 3.3%.

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    A city going from 25% to 67% black and not seeing an increase in crime is basically impossible.

    Another thing to remember about crime stats is that whites a lot more likely to report crime victimization than blacks. So whites leaving means that crime becomes more and more under-reported.

    Also, the definition of certain crimes like assault and disorderly conduct gets defined down as a city becomes more black.

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    Speaking of fraternities, the bros of Delta Sigma (or some such) at Cal Poly SLO foil a robbery (an armed robbery) by four African America and one ‘white hispanic’ (IMHO) football players. Interestingly, the ‘mustangnews.com’ site carried pictures of the (alleged) perps, the LA Times did not.

    The Mustangs, though Division I (aka a scholarship school) aren’t even ranked nationally –they are considered a regional team. One of the (alleged) perps attend ‘The Bishops School’ — an Episcopalian Prep school smack in the middle of the mean streets of La Jolla.

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  54. yrjo
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    Yes they did, until the USers smashed Iraq to pieces.

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  55. Stealth
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    The press sort of makes its own news, it would seem

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    “High levels of gun violence in the United States have a disparate impact on minorities, Noureddine Amir, committee vice chairman, told the talks.

    African Americans make up 13 percent of the U.S. population, but 50 percent of homicide victims, he said.”

    It’s astonishing. They speak of crime committed by blacks themselves as if it’s some outside force that bedevils the black community. Homicide victims and gun violence?

    There is no hope – none – for any sort of sanity on this issue. People are insane.

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  57. Wrong. Iraq was a simmering stew, with a brutal, secular dictator holding the whole mess together by threat of overwhelming violence. Displace the dictator, and watch nature take its course.

    Kind of like the US, except instead of a single dictator it’s a slight majority of whites. Whites think this works so well and they’re so smart, they’re voting for their own displacement.

    Nature, again, will take its course.

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  58. Art Deco
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    A city going from 25% to 67% black and not seeing an increase in crime is basically impossible.

    If it pleases you, make the numbers up. Just talk to your navel, quit bothering the rest of us with a pretense that social reality interests you.

    I’m not sure what you mean by that, but here MORE THAN 60% of this town’s whites living there in 1990 moved out over the next 20 years.

    Owner-occupied housing turns over on average every six or seven years. A comfortable majority of the residents present in 1990 would have moved out in the ordinary course of events.

    What type of violence have white Ferguson residents suffered over the past 20 years?

    Violent crime rates are unremarkable in Ferguson. What’s truly abnormal is the quantum of burglary and auto theft (which is disconcerting enough).

    Strange as it may seem to you, in a metropolis with 2 million people in it (and 500,000 blacks) has an ample supply of ordinary working-class people with high melanin content, enough to fill up a township with about 20,000 people living in it. That the youths in the town are not abnormally given to predatory crime does not mean there is not banal friction between the two subpopulations, enough to persuade people to move to some other town when the time comes. It’s not someone raping your daughter or robbing you outside the convenience store. It’s displays of temper in diners, youngsters out playing at 10 o’clock at night, youngsters dropping the F-bomb on your wife, some kid climbing on your trellises, &c.

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    If anyone believes that the Duke Lacrosse Case proves that our system of justice works, guess again.

    The only reason that the media started to suddenly begin backing away from their initial campaign to frame the three “white” students that were accused was that one of the accused, Reade Seligmann, was Jewish and the Jewish community arose en mass to protect him. I have heard that that the pressure they brought on both the local and national media and local politicians “for more fairness” was absolutely intense. Even the usual race whores like Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton suddenly started backing away because they realized they had entered professionally dangerous territory.

    I have also heard that if the three accused Duke students had merely been white gentiles, the usual suspects in these types of “crimes”, the outcome might have been entirely different and the three might still be cooling their heels in prison, especially if their case had gone before a black jury. The decision to charge Seligmann was prosecutor Mike Nifong’s biggest mistake and for which he paid very dearly.

    This case reminds me of the well known Leo Frank case of the early part of the 20th century where similar intense pressure was first brought even before his trial began and then successfully brought afterwards to change the jury’s initial death sentence verdict to life imprisonment. I have read the entire Frank trial transcript. Frank was as innocent as O.J. Simpson, the well known participant in yet another famous show trial.

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    We know that he just robbed a small store, which everyone knows has security cameras. Then he boldly walks down the middle of a busy street. What does this mean?

    Yes, he was high on something, but I doubt we’ll ever hear the results of the coroner’s report.

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    The National media was ignoring the Riots in Ferguson for a good time, when the journalists hit the ground they got tear gassed and their equipment confiscated by the “Ferguson Finests”.

    ‘Murica has been a police state since 9/11, Bush and Obama are both chosen by the jewish elite.

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  62. There are a number of reasons the rulers of the nation will not improve the police force as you suggest.

    1. If we raise standards, diversity will suffer
    2. The police force will be able to mount a credible threat to the state should the situation come to pass
    3. Fewer opportunities for rioting and media browbeating of the hated white population they are aiming to replace.

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    “High levels of gun violence in the United States have a disparate impact on minorities, Noureddine Amir, committee vice chairman, told the talks.

    African Americans make up 13 percent of the U.S. population, but 50 percent of homicide victims, he said.”

    Mr. Amir is welcome to take in black Americans as refugees to his country and to live amongst them.

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    That’s why I used the words “if” and ” claim” and acknowledged the officer deserved and investigation and, if warranted, a proper hearing in court. That said, the behavior of the police toward crowds and journalists makes the claims of the eyewitnesses more credible and plausible to me. Their behavior does not suggest a department with a culture of restraint and civility.

    There are a lot of good police officers out there but also some bad ones. Assuming the police are always angels is no more reasonable than assuming those shot while unarmed are always innocent waifs who did nothing wrong. And both of those unreasonable attitudes on both sides simply reinforce the inreasonable attitudes on the other side.

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  65. Wonder
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    If you are a good person and you take sides in this, you lose. Only white racists and black racists are going to win. Only the left and right fear pimps are going to win.

    Our choice is neither – put a pox on violence – denounce both black violence and cop violence.

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  66. “This would be funny if 99% of Americans and Europeans didn’t believe this shit.”

    I don’t know about Europeans, but 99 percent of Americans most certainly do NOT believe this shit. Here in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, I’d probably get my ass kicked, if I went around making similar claims. I don’t know ANYONE who’d believe that. Even back in California (“Silicon Valley”), I doubt a majority would buy it (and it we could exclude White-females-under-30, it wouldn’t even be close).

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  67. “Five seats in the House of Representatives, none in the Senate. Net loss of one governor’s chair. Odd and unexpected. Not major.”

    1998 was a Democratic upset; we expected to gain seats, right up until the returns started coming in on Election night. So it was very odd and unexpected (and most unwelcome!), but it certainly wasn’t major (as you correctly noted).

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    The enemy are white liberals, not minorities. Keep this firmly in mind going forward.

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    Not to drift too far afield but:
    “ Blacks have no historical connection at all to Greece, Rome, the Old Testament Hebrews, Christianity, the Middle Ages, the Enlightenment, Industrial Revolution, to Newton, LaGrange, or Galois, to the philosophic tradition of Thales, Aquinas, Schopenhauer, or Hegel.”

    I believe Immanuel Kant would consider this assertion to be synthetic a priori inasmuch as no empirical judgment can be known analytically. One might surmise that that is the reason he has been so callously sleighted in Freddie’s list of the luminaries of Western thought.
    What might Wittgenstein think? “Can a machine have a toothache?”

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    Apologies are in order. The above posted to the wrong comments list. This is embarrassing.

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  72. Old Rebel
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    “People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war, or before an election.” Otto von Bismarck

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  73. Blake
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    Trayvon Martin was not killed in Miami. He was killed in Sanford, FL; an Orlando suburb

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  74. I simply couldn’t understand why the national media didn’t make a big deal out of the white mentally ill homeless man out in Fullerton,CA who was beaten to death by a Hispanic cop (entirely on video with several aggravating factors such as the cop telling the man he was going to kick his ass before he beat him to death) and then acquitted by a, more than likely “diverse,” Santa Ana jury. Peculiar. And then there was the case (roughly contemporaneous to the Duke Lacrosse case) of the 11 year old white runaway who was gang raped by several black Fresno City College football players. For some reason this case also failed to capture the attention of the NY Times. I don’t get it.

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  75. Has anyone considered that if Brown had been white, that the robbery and assault of a person of color would be the crime, and the eventual comeuppance for RACISM just a fitting end?

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  76. Nik
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    It is very likely that this had been stoked on purpose, with elections near. I do think that it has a second, more general and long-lasting effect desired by the 1% – set the population against each other.
    Now instead of everyone exposing the police state which the US is, everyone will be squabbling whether black or white is right… Abolish the Patriot Act, get your country back and work together.

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    As a recovering liberal white girl raised multiculturally I believe I understand why the rioting of African Americans increases the turnout of liberal white voters. When one lives in a multicultural urban setting the last thing one wants is race riots. So long as everything hums along peacefully, the chances of making it home safely are high. So long as every white face is considered “the man” or “privileged”, the lower those chances. Therefore, it is in the self-interest of the white urban liberal that African Americans be “content” with the political climate. The streets are made safer!

    Because if they are not, it is not as if the white liberal is in any position to defend his or herself.

    I remember when Obama won, suddenly, African American strangers were making friendly eye-contact. Before then, a liberal white girl knew better than to meet a stranger’s eyes and get a “what you looking at?!!!”

    As for wealthy white liberals, they are simply paying off white guilt.

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    Liberals have created this Hell and liberals can swim in it for all I care. Now, having enunciated that point, let me say that I agree with your observation. Liberals are adept at assuaging their false guilt syndromes in the most unusual of ways, including ruining western society in the process of that guilt release. I’m glad to see that you’ve abandoned that sickness of mind and body.

    Have you purchased a firearm yet?

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    This site is hosted and frequented by a big bunch of bigots.

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