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From The Atlantic, a very long article about a black lesbian single mother junkie in San Francisco who has been videoed dozens of times stealing Amazon packages off her neighbor’s porches. Every so often she gets thrown in jail briefly, which does her health a world of good, but soon she’s out on the street again accusing anybody filming her stealing of being racist:

The Porch Pirate of Potrero Hill Can’t Believe It Came to This

When a longtime resident started stealing her neighbors’ Amazon packages, she entered a vortex of smart cameras, Nextdoor rants, and cellphone surveillance.

LAUREN SMILEY 6:00 AM ET

For some reason, there’s no mention of 2014’s Proposition 47 that made it no longer a felony to steal up to $949 per day.

 
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  1. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:

    One of these days she will porch pirate the wrong package.

    • Replies: @Barnard
  2. anon[372] • Disclaimer says:

    Potrero Hill started as a Caucasian working-class neighborhood in the 1850s. Its central location attracted many working professionals during the dot-com era in the 1990s. Today, it is mostly an upper-middle-class family-oriented neighborhood.
    There is no clear dividing line between North and South as there are hill apexes in various places. The demographics of the two are mostly similar with the exception of two public housing projects (Potrero Terrace and Potrero Annex) situated on the South Slope.

    Sounds like we have upper class liberal white people with money for surveillance cameras for their homes, living uncomfortably close to a housing project with typcial black lesbian junkie thieves.
    I hope she robs them through eternity.

  3. Can’t have a civilization like this

  4. The day-to-day predations of a deviant, drug-addicted, unwed mother.

    Must make for fascinating reading, worthy of such a lengthy article.

    • Replies: @mmack
  5. Potrero Hill – It’s most famous former-resident: O.J. Simpson.

  6. Amazon should be required to state the value of the package so thieves can stay under the limit.

    I mean it is racist not to alert thieves to the risk that they may be taking

    By the way , if ones package is stolen / used for reparations , then does Amazon bear any liability ?

    • Replies: @Kronos
    , @SF
  7. There was a time–more white, more male, more sane–when we knew–everyone knew–how to handle these sorts of situations and they did not merit long articles in national magazines.

    • Agree: brandybranch
  8. 1661er says:

    The Atlantic treat the porch privates as doing victimless crimes. That Amazon will be on hook to ship replacement shipments. This is the wrong headed approach.

    AmazonFlex drivers beware! 5 lost packages and you are kicked off. from AmazonFlexDrivers

    The so-called “reporter” at The Atlantic really should interview numerous Amazon Flex couriers who are “deactivated” from the platform, fired in other word, because they “lost” more than 5 packages within their last 500 packages. Some no doubt due to Fairley’s actions.

    Some how, someone who is desperate enough to work gig economy, but still doing honest work, are not worthy of consideration/sympathy by “elite” journalists.

  9. The cray-cray is strong there. SF is four days away from electing Chesa Boudin, scion of the Weather Underground, as its DA.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @Hodag
    , @Mr. Anon
    , @anon
  10. Johnny789 says:

    You would think that there would be some money to be made selling oversized mailboxes like the blue USPS boxes you see on street corners (well, used to see) that folks could use to accept packages from UPS, FedEx, and Amazon and open up when they get home.

    • Replies: @contriturated anon
  11. El Dato says:

    (Proposition 47, not 147)

    she entered a vortex

    Yeah. THE ‘CALIFORNIA TWILIGHT’ ZONE.

    From the National Review, in January 2018:

    Thankfully, some are attempting to fix the unintended consequences of Proposition 47. State assemblyman Jim Cooper (D., Elk Grove) and Sacramento County district attorney Anne Marie Schubert are behind Assembly Bill 16, a ballot initiative that will reverse some of its damage. People convicted of a third theft of property worth $250 could be charged with a felony, and DNA collection would be reinstated for certain misdemeanor convictions.

    So what happened to that?

    Also from the article:

    While porch cams have been used to investigate cases as serious as homicides, the surveillance and neighborhood social networking typically make a particular type of crime especially visible: those lower-level ones happening out in public, committed by the poorest. Despite the much higher cost of white-collar crime, it seems to cause less societal hand-wringing than what might be caught on a Ring camera, said W. David Ball, a professor at Santa Clara University School of Law. “Did people really feel that crime was ‘out of control’ after Theranos?” he said. “People lost hundreds of millions of dollars. You would have to break into every single car in San Francisco for the next ten years to amount to the amount stolen under Theranos.”

    Well, only a few people are complaining about the multi-trillion “War on Terror” superheist, but does not mean people like it when their car is broken into. And I couldn’t care less about Theranos investors (“people”) “losing money” (pretty sure they will recoup it by passing the cost on in any case). Do Profs really need to sound like retarded aliens on a galactic tour?

    • Replies: @ben tillman
    , @ic1000
  12. The Atlantic, when did it cross the line from stupid to evil?

  13. El Dato says:

    Semi on-topic:

    My MacBook Woe: I got up close and personal with city’s snatch’n’dash crooks (aka some bastard stole my laptop): Thief swipes Reg vulture’s computer from under his fingers in cafe – here’s what happened next

    Liberal writer Kieren McCarty (writes some infuriating stuff, some good stuff) gets his MacBook removed in a SanFran coffee den:

    On Monday afternoon, at about 2pm, some bastard stole my laptop as I was typing on it. It was wholly unexpected. I was sat in a coffee shop I often go to in the afternoon to do some work and someone entered my vision from the right-hand side. There was absolutely no hesitation on his part: he grabbed the laptop and immediately took off. I only saw his back.

    There is absolutely no note about the ethnicity of the removal service. So we are looking for POCs.

    First, an unusual degree of thought and planning had gone into it. And second, they took enormous risks for very little payoff. The desk cop I speak to later tells me that the value of the laptop (more than $950) makes it a felony – grand theft – which is punishable by between one and three years in jail.

    You can only get one laptop with this kind of snatch-and-dash effort. I doubt the resale value of an old Macbook Air, no questions asked, is more than $150, which is very little payoff for the risk. It only makes sense if thrill seeking is a key component of the crime.

    Well… yeah!

    In truth, though, the most awful part of the whole experience was how everyone in the coffee shop, save two guys who came and talked to me afterwards, chose to ignore the whole thing and wouldn’t even make eye contact afterwards. Cowards, I muttered under my breath.

    You are in overpriced bean water outlet in diversity manhole city on the edge of collapse, not in the Double R Diner in Twin Peaks. Are you not entertained?

  14. El Dato says:
    @AnotherDad

    This article is part of our project “The Presence of Justice,” which is supported by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge.

  15. This article is part of our project “The Presence of Justice,” which is supported by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge.

  16. @Johnny789

    There are such things. Search on “parcel mailbox” or “parcel drop box”. They’re large boxes you can install that accept parcels, but you need a key to remove the parcel from the back of the box.

    • Replies: @Johnny789
  17. a black lesbian single mother junkie

    That sounds Amazonian to me. More so than some bookseller.

  18. @oddsbodkins

    The cray-cray is strong there. SF is four days away from electing Chesa Boudin, scion of the Weather Underground, as its DA.

    Barack Obama’s political career began in Chesa’s living room. Really. Look it up.

  19. Johnny789 says:
    @contriturated anon

    Thanks. I figured. I’ve turned down many a lucrative job opportunity because they frowned upon shipping online purchases to yourself at the work site. I coulda been a millionaire!

    • Replies: @Kronos
    , @DRA
  20. Kronos says:
    @Houston 1992

    Yeah, might take some of the risk (and thrill) out of it.

  21. Who da f–k you be callin’ a pie-rate?
    It ain’t my goddamn fault if a high rate
    Of s–t off y’all’s poaches
    Done said bonus noches
    So sit on dis bird-finger and gyrate!

    • LOL: Harry Baldwin
  22. 20 comments in and nobody’s mentioned ‘porch monkeys’. At iSteve, you get a nicer class of white supremacist!

  23. Kronos says:
    @Johnny789

    Many years ago, Bill Cosby made a superb claymation series called “The PJs.” The series detailed life in the projects in a very humorous manner. In this episode, mail is dropped into the projects via helicopter.

    • Replies: @Kronos
  24. For some reason, there’s no mention of 2014’s Proposition 47 that made it no longer a felony to steal up to $949 per day.

    Is that per calendar day or in a rolling 24 hours?

    • LOL: Hibernian
  25. Also, why $949? Why couldn’t they have picked an easy round number so math-challenged people of colour from the ghetto would be able to more easily keep out of the Byzantine legal system? Just bring it up to a nice round number, say $10,000 – understood to be a trifling amount to the California lawmakers and not enough to cover any cars nicer than some old 1990s Honda.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    , @Jesse
  26. Kronos says:
    @Kronos

    Sorry, Eddie Murphy. I checked later and thought Cosby was purged from the records but that’s not the case.

  27. El Dato says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Well, it translates as “lesst than $950” which is 10¹ kind of round.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  28. … a very long article about a black lesbian single mother junkie ….

    I still think an article about oppressed Black Lesbian Scientists would be more newsworthy; black thieve junkies are run-of-the-mill.

    Yes, dumbing felonies up does seem to catch nobody’s notice until they are on the receiving end.

  29. The State of California (where I was born and raised) has gone completely insane. I left the state in the early 1980’s and when I return I am ashamed and disgusted at what I encounter. Unfortunately I believe California is beyond redemption. My Austrian friend often comments that he is so amazed that the state can be ruined. His perspective is the state has great agriculture, food, wine, mountains, the beach, Silicon Valley (innovation), the arts and films, etc. His perspective is that the insane politicians ruined the state. I cannot agree more.

    Proposition 47 was given the Orwellian title of “The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act”. Unfortunately due to the (intentional) destruction of a once great school system most people now believe that BS.

    I am not sure how decriminalizing some of these offenses makes neighborhoods and schools safer; It does not make them safer and makes them more dangerous (as is being exhibited daily in S.F., L.A., Sacramento, etc.)

    I explained what was done to some of my friends and colleagues in Japan and 100% of them could not believe that a government would do such a thing – not a single one of them was for this.

    It is interesting to view what has become of California from outside and from the perspective of non Americans as well.

    It should give all sane residents of California (and the U.S. for that matter) something to reflect on deeply.

    Thanks again for the great website

  30. @El Dato

    See, El Dato. now you gotta go and bring up a pet-peeve of mine, which I’ve lately seen in some fields that oughtta be pretty technical. That is, treating real number like integers is bullshit, man. The law should say “under $950” then. There are things that may cost $949.95. Doing it right (well there is no right, right being “stealing is illegal”), would require numerate lawmakers. Before becoming numerate, even, you’ve got to recover from full-out retardation:

    OK, OK, this guy is NOT from California, so there’s that …

    • Replies: @sayless
  31. Jesse says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    $950 is the point where a decent, new laptop starts kicking in. This is not a coincidence. You can wip out some people by stealing $100-$500 worth of electronics or Christmas presents, especially in Da Hood, but no mind. They don’t want the poor and working class living there anyway.

    Stealing a journalist’s laptop at a café, on the other hand? THAT is s serious.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  32. Hodag says:
    @oddsbodkins

    They couldn’t find a bin Ladin heir?

    • Replies: @oddsbodkins
  33. Realist says:

    San Francisco, as the rest of California, is getting what it deserves.

  34. Clyde says:

    Amazon has secure delivery locations near where urbanites live. The package is sent there and you pick it up. This negates some of the convenience of having stuff sent to your address. For something expensive I would use this service, if my area was plagued by porch pirates. Some Amazon delivery guys take photo of the delivered package sitting by your front door.

    • Replies: @Laurence Whelk
    , @CJ
  35. Ed says:

    When articles like of black people are written in publications such as the Atlantic. Blacks are generally depicted as having little to no agency and whatever befalls them is white people’s fault.

    • Replies: @ziggurat
  36. Hibernian says:
    @anon

    Isn’t that OJ’s neighborhood?

    • Replies: @Larry, San Francisco
  37. Amazon is a horrible company in every sense of the word. They are horrible to work for, horrible to partner with, horrible to deal with if you have a problem, an in general a massive parasite on the actually productive capital base.

    What Amazon has destroyed hardly bears thinking of. The number of businesses closed, jobs lost, the reduction of the entire retail world to a collage of low-paying, benefit-free gigs worked by surly incompetents, the hijacking and evisceration of the Postal Service, the fostering of the click-and-ship culture and its foolish dependence on fragile global supply chains—this is all a tragedy and a prelude to a huge disappointment.

    If you want to know why there is no affordable family formation or good opportunities for young people, it is because a great deal of the value that used to exist in ordinary life has been sucked out of it and transferred to Bezos’ back pocket, his bimbo ex-wife, and his current whore.

    And Steve, the supposed doyen of affordable family formation, blindly praises this guy as “the kid at the end of the cowboy movie who grew up to be the richest man in the world.”

    Pathetic.

  38. dearieme says:

    As The State, in its various guises, abandons the notion of defending law-abiding citizens, they will turn to private policemen, if they can afford them, or vigilantes/hit men, if they can’t.

    This is a pity: vigilantes, in particular, are likely to beat up or kill plenty of innocent people. But an inaccurate defence will come to seem a better idea than no defence at all. At least, until the vigilantes become just another bunch of gangsters preying on the law-abiding public.

    There seems to be no way out as long as the powers that be are provided with their own “security” at the taxpayers’ expense. Eh, President Trump? Eh, Mrs Pelosi? Eh, Mr de Blasio?

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
  39. When I read in that article that one her “racist” neighbors had chosen the neighborhood for its “diversity,” I thought, well, she’s got what she wanted. And it’s nice to have another picture of Californian dystopia so that people who aren’t there might wake up and take steps to make sure that wherever they are DOESN’T BECOME LIKE THAT!

  40. @Hibernian

    Yes
    A lesbian friend who lives near there was beaten and robbed by a friendly resident. This is one of the worst projects in SF

  41. Barnard says:
    @Anonymous

    In San Francisco? They would support the death penalty for anyone who shot her.

  42. @Expat_Japan

    “…His perspective is that the insane politicians ruined the state.”

    But those “insane” politicians are in office because they were voted in by a majority of California’s current electorate. It’s not the politicians who are insane but the people who vote them into office. These people are not just “insane” also completely irrational, unable to comprehend the causal connection between the politicians, petitions, and referrenda they vote for, the resulting policies, and the unpleasantness they experience on a daily basis as California swirls down the toilet bowl.

    • Replies: @Gyre07
  43. George says:

    “For some reason, there’s no mention of 2014’s Proposition 47 that made it no longer a felony to steal up to $949 per day.”

    Wow, what changed? Did liberals move into the hood? Or is a pension crisis making it impossible to enforce crimes below a certain value? Who’s getting these enormous Police Fire Teacher pensions, which were not prefunded? I think mostly White people.

    “A union-leader neighbor, JR, showed the person he suspected of stealing his succulent plants” (Which union?)

    Back in the day, you did not flaunt your wealth if you lived in cities near poor people on drugs. If you wanted to flaunt your wealth you moved to the suburbs.

    BTW victims of coastal cities offloading their problems, the woman in question would have likely been tossed out of her public housing and sent to live near one of you if she was reported to the police. So when it comes to aggressive police enforcement watch out what you wish for, SF might turn your little town into an inexpensive open-air prison.

    I also wonder if eventually, the down trodden might riot? What have they got to lose, they will be shipped off somewhere one way or another.

  44. @El Dato

    He’s a European, hence, statistically, almost certainly a willfully oblivious jackass about all your points. Hell, he probably bemoans how backward San Francisco is compared to the enlightened cities of Europe, where Negroes are paid handsomely by the government, permitting them to use the profits from their robberies on entertainment rather than necessities.

  45. Andrew M says:

    Mark Arnold, the senior vice president of marketing for a radiosurgery start-up […] bought the flat he’d been living in a decade ago, when Potrero home values were half what they are today.

    If a senior VP could only afford an apartment in a projects-adjacent neighborhood with poor schools when they were half today’s price, then who the hell can afford to buy in SF today?

  46. OT: Steve, appreciate a post on why blacks have such high self-esteem. I’m convinced, eg, that Barry and Michelle consider themselves brilliant.

  47. @Doktor Jeep

    You really can’t, and we won’t.

  48. @Redneck farmer

    Cool it with the anti-Semitism bro.

  49. @anon

    I hope she robs them through eternity.

    How many robberies would it take before they get a P.O. Box (or private equivalent)?

    Of course if these SF residents had any brains at all they would have fled the city years ago…

    You can’t fix stupid!

    • Replies: @Alden
  50. KunioKun says:

    Is there a word for people who instantly have sympathy for and take the side of the perceived weaker party in a conflict?

    Is there a word for people who think the stronger party is so strong that it should just accept whatever bullshit the weaker party throws at it? I was thinking “superman complex” for this one.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @fish
  51. mmack says:
    @Patrick in SC

    TL/DR: It’s all whitey’s fault, what with our:
    1) Working at high paying jobs
    2) Holding outdated views on property rights
    3) Expecting theft be punished

  52. Steve2 says:
    @Redneck farmer

    Yes. Wonderful question. The Atlantic seemed to change between when I was young and now.

    OTOH maybe it was always dumb+evil but I didn’t notice the evil when I was young.

  53. Mr. Anon says:
    @oddsbodkins

    “Chesa Boudin” sounds like some kind of Fondue dish, not a real person.

    If he had been around today, I bet Jim Jones could be elected to office in San Francisco.

    • LOL: jim jones
  54. gazza90 says:

    The most humorous part of the story is that the presumably single female author is so delusional that she apparently thinks there are alot of people who will sympathize with Fairly.

    • Replies: @Paleo Liberal
  55. Mr. Anon says:
    @Expat_Japan

    His perspective is that the insane politicians ruined the state. I cannot agree more.

    But a lot of the people in California voted for those insane politicians. A lot of middle-class soccer moms voted for the people who turned California into a deviant clown-show. If they want to know who made it possible for bums to defecate in the street, junkies to smash-in their car windows and steal their property, and government officials to pronounce anathema on their children for being white, they need only look in the mirror.

    • Replies: @Expat_Japan
  56. Mr. Anon says:
    @Henry's Cat

    20 comments in and nobody’s mentioned ‘porch monkeys’.

    No, just you. So why did you think that?

  57. BB753 says:

    I’ll give her that, she’s a cunning thief!

  58. ziggurat says:
    @Ed

    Ed says:

    November 2, 2019 at 12:02 pm GMT
    When articles like of black people are written in publications such as the Atlantic. Blacks are generally depicted as having little to no agency and whatever befalls them is white people’s fault.

    It is partially the fault of the White Left (WL), because whatever behavior you reward, you get more of.

    In fairness, the WL appear to have some recessive phenotype that makes them vulnerable to MSM brainwashing. If it weren’t for this brainwashing, the WL would be much more reasonable. So, you could blame the MSM, which in turn, brings us back to the Chosen ones.

    Somehow, the descent happened in a country that was almost 90% white. So, we can’t blame the POCs. Most people are assigned opinions by the media they consume. The WLs are those that strive to be “well-informed” by the prestige media.

    As Mark Twain once said, “If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed.” It’s better to be uninformed, because at least you still have your common sense, which is based on real experience and centuries of inherited wisdom.

  59. @El Dato

    Thankfully, some are attempting to fix the unintended consequences of Proposition 47.

    The what? You intend anything that is certain to follow from your actions.

  60. @anon

    upper-middle-class family-oriented neighborhood

    Say what?? Potrero Hill is half black ghetto, half poor Chinese.

    • Agree: Alden
    • Replies: @Alden
  61. ic1000 says:
    @El Dato

    > Despite the much higher cost of white-collar crime, it seems to cause less societal hand-wringing than what might be caught on a Ring camera, said W. David Ball, a professor at Santa Clara University School of Law.

    Dear Professor Ball,

    I can understand why the theft of packages from porches doesn’t bother you. Living and working near Silicon Valley, Google’s and Facebook’s effects on rents have priced out most would-be thieves from your own neighborhood. Virtue signalling is best when it’s cost-free.

    Having seen John Houseman in “The Paper Chase” reruns, I am well-versed in the Socratic Method. So I’m sure that if it was Nick Sandmann and his Covington pals gaily lifting boxes from Section 8 stoops across the river in Cincinnati, your views would remain unchanged.

    One more reason why respect for the law keeps growing: average people understand that law school profs have the wisdom of philosopher kings. The next generation of lawyers is in good hands.

    • LOL: bomag
  62. anon[174] • Disclaimer says:
    @oddsbodkins

    An under-discussed fact is that the Weather Underground was a Jewish terrorist organization. Approximately 80%+ of the members were Jewish, with another 10% likely being Jewish (known Jewish surname + predominately Jewish alma mater like Columbia, etc.)

    I suspect when the Baby Boomers and Ashkenazi are gone (good riddance), there will be a historical reevaluation of 1960’s unrest to find much of the agitation was being driven by Jews, much like say, early 20th century Russia and Central Europe.

    When Chesa Boudin says he comes from a long line of political activism, he is right, both historically and genetically.

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

    • Replies: @Alden
    , @Jack D
  63. That Atlantic article must be 10+ pages long. TLDR version: tech a$$holes elect idiot liberals to office so that they can “virtue signal;” Amazon packages containing fair trade organic coffee stolen from their porches but the thief is the real victim.

    I’m not worried about crime in SFO. My car has a Magnavolt installed:

  64. Anon[214] • Disclaimer says:

    Porch piracy would vanish if laws were passed that made it legal to assault and even kill a thief. It would fix the problem remarkably well. As long as someone is going to be charged for attacking a thief, no one will bother to stop thieves.

    • Replies: @ben tillman
  65. Anon[214] • Disclaimer says:
    @1661er

    That sucks, but it’s also their job to hide a package so it’s not visible to a porch pirate. There’s usually a spot where you can put it so it doesn’t show.

    • Disagree: ben tillman
  66. AnonAnon says:

    Fifteen neighbors showed up to testify against her! She must have been a real nuisance for that to happen. I feel bad for the cops and prosecutors, forced to do their jobs by the little people who formed a modern day posse using technology to get justice for themselves. Good for them, I didn’t think San Franciscans had it in them. It’s usually mean ole conservatives who want law and order. I’m glad the worst decisions governing California are biting Northern California hardest in the ass. Maybe those nitwits will stop voting for laws that make life tougher for the people who pay the bills, but I doubt it.

    The Ring forums are a lot more entertaining than Nextdoor but you have to own a Ring for access and I suppose it’s much easier for reporters to pick on the people who post on Nextdoor. In our area Ring videos are mostly coyote sightings but there is a regular parade of thieves checking out cars parked in driveways in the dead of night. I continue to be amazed at the valuables people leave in their cars overnight in 2019 in the greater Los Angeles area. I love Ring/Nest, smart locks, smart thermostats. It’s made a whole host of issues as a homeowner much easier to deal with.

  67. notsaying says:
    @El Dato

    I doubt the resale value of an old Macbook Air, no questions asked, is more than $150, which is very little payoff for the risk. It only makes sense if thrill seeking is a key component of the crime.

    I disagree about the thrill seeking for adults who commit crimes. I think they want the money. If you don’t have any, $150 will get you through a few days. For the high school dropout who’s not going to school back to school and who can’t or won’t do the necessary social functioning to find and keep a low paying service job, petty crime is a way of getting by.

    And of course our own low education, dysfunctional adults have to compete for jobs with immigrants who are low education but not dysfunctional. It’s a lose-lose situation for the country. There’s no economic incentive for the country to spend the money to bring up our own societal “losers” when they can be replaced with docile and willing workers from other places.

    • Agree: HammerJack, Jack D
    • Replies: @Alden
  68. @anon

    In the whole Foods in my town there is an Amazon drop off / pick up spot. Probably makes sense if you live in an area where the thieves are so thick. It is not a big problem in the upper class burbs.

    The thing about door snatches is that people troll around in cars and then the passenger jumps out. They could be picking up boxes of turds and it does not matter.

    They just grab and drive off. This is helped by the fact that we have cameras that can also read license plates and scan faces. In SF the cops let it be known they won’t chase these guys but in Sunny Lamorinda the police have no choice but to pursue them. Its not like they have more serious crimes to deal with…

    Although speaking of that …

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  69. Whiskey says: • Website

    Waiting for Elizabeth Warren to declare that under her Administration, all Black crime will be legal. The Purge movies were testing the waters. Soon they will be real — but only for Black people.

    There is something about modern, urban life that makes White people want to submit and grovel to any Black person anywhere. Particularly if said Black person is a criminal. It seems a universal law from Oslo to Tel Aviv to San Francisco. I think urban living changes White people into wanting to be ruled and debased by Black people. Probably the urban sluttery has something to do with that.

  70. @Hodag

    Look for that in twenty years.

  71. @El Dato

    His privilege is showing. Let them steal cake.

  72. Alden says:
    @International Jew

    There are a few single White men legally able to carry guns living in Potrero. They are police, DAs, DA investigators etc who work in the nearby criminal courts building, Hall of Justice, 850 Bryant.

    At one time it was hoped they would civilize the place. Thought of White men with guns did help, not much but the blacks did go elsewhere for their burglaries and robberies.

    It was a great neighborhood before the tragedy of blacks arriving to work in the nearby shipyards during WW2.

    It’s close to the now gone shipyards and downtown. Sunny weather and because it’s on a hill, great views. Mostly built before 1930 even the smallest houses are attractive.

    It was White. When the blacks took over in the late 40s, 50s, they’d watch the homes of Whites. When the Whites were at work they’d invade the house and tear everything apart thus purposely driving then out of the neighborhood

    San Francisco County Hospital is there. The Protero Hill projects where OJ grew up were built to accommodate the blacks who were hired enough masse to work the low level jobs at the County Hospital.

    Their thug children destroyed Balboa High and Protero Jr High. Blacks took over that entire section of the city from Hunters Point to downtown through violence and terrorism.

    So many crimes happened in and around SF county hospital the city seriously thought of moving it to a safer neighborhood. Women employees were getting raped in the hospital by the inhabitants of the projects. Several times women patients and employees were raped in the parking lot by black hospital security guards.

    That hospital was a full employment project for blacks long before affirmative action. The theft of hospital supplier was astounding. It was so bad 2 full time SFPD detectives were assigned to deal with it.

    All it takes is a few blacks.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    , @Sam Malone
  73. @AnotherDad

    The long articles are to prevent them from being handled. We know how to handle them but are being actively and maliciously precluded from doing so.

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
  74. Alden says:
    @notsaying

    6 or 7 $100.00 robberies a week is a decent weeks pay. Certainly enough for a guy who lives with his grandma in her projects or section 8 place. Utilities are on her poverty level senior citizen discount plus food stamps.

    If you’re not paying for housing, utilities and have food stamps, $6,700 a week is pretty good

  75. fish says:
    @El Dato

    You are in overpriced bean water outlet in diversity manhole city on the edge of collapse, not in the Double R Diner in Twin Peaks. Are you not entertained?

    Quotes like this……the reason that I frequent here!

    • Agree: bomag
  76. Anon[271] • Disclaimer says:

    $949 per day is a good living, even in the Bay Area.

  77. Alden says:
    @anon

    I remember them well.

    When Bernadette Dohrn planted the bomb in Park Police Station that killed one and blinded another officer, she was working under another name in one of those Johnson Nixon War on Poverty programs. The NGO she worked for was run by a Bronfman. She, Ayers and others were on the run from some murders and bombings back east.

    Now she’s a full professor at prestige Northwestern law school. She can’t practice law in Illinois because she’s a convicted felon, but she can be a full professor. Meanwhile Bill Ayers became head of a university education department and imposed Common Core Curriculum on the entire country.

    We natives thought it was all normal at the time. And it was.

  78. fish says:

    Still, some residents, like Margett, said they were attracted to the diversity in a city that is hemorrhaging people who don’t earn tech paychecks. Margett said Potrero welcomed her, a white woman and a proud lesbian sporting a Mohawk ponytail (“The pulse of the neighborhood, to me, is more important than petty crime”)

    I wonder how long our dear Margett his been waiting to see that in print……yes……”the pulse of the neighborhood”! Stupid cunt!

    Kill San Francisco with fire!

  79. Anonymous[219] • Disclaimer says:
    @KunioKun

    Ha, every kid who was the tallest in his school will know all about this.

  80. Mr. Anon says:

    For some reason, there’s no mention of 2014’s Proposition 47 that made it no longer a felony to steal up to $949 per day.

    In effect, California has enacted Universal Basic Income. And at almost $350,000 per year, a very generous one too.

  81. Mr. Anon says:
    @Prof. Woland

    That was funny and the perps certainly had it coming. But that guy is flirting with being charged with a felony himself. What if passenger-pirate opened up a glitter-bomb that went off, causing driver-pirate to loose control of the car and plow into a bunch of pedestrians? He could be facing manslaughter charges plus perhaps federal weapons charges (making a destructive device).

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    , @Prof. Woland
  82. @gazza90

    Maybe there’s a reason why they ended the comment section on the Atlantic web site.

  83. @Mr. Anon

    Mr. Anon

    As you said, “But a lot of the people in California voted for those insane politicians.”

    You are quite correct. Even considering the possible/likely cases of voter fraud the insane politicians still would have won recent elections.

    At some point in time critical mass was achieved to the point where elections have little meaning and almost no longer matter.

    Yes – I am very cynical about my state of birth and where I grew up.

  84. @Joe Stalin

    @Joe Stalin

    Thanks for posting the links. I will add one additional link to a news article published yesterday.

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/california-prop-47-shoplifting-theft-crime-statewide

    The article articulates quite well what a failure this crazy law has been. Reading what some of the retailers say in the article is just sad….they are succumbing to the fact this is the new reality in California.

    I hope I am wrong but I fear California is a lost cause.

  85. fish says:
    @KunioKun

    Is there a word for people who instantly have sympathy for and take the side of the perceived weaker party in a conflict?

    “White Savior” is popular…..only as a pejorative though. Fucking idiot also comes to mind.

  86. Jack D says:
    @anon

    This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries.
    William Charles Anderson †
    Karen Ashley
    Bill Ayers
    Kit Bakke
    Silas Bissell †
    Kathy Boudin
    Scott Braley
    Judith Clark
    Dianne Donghi
    Bernardine Dohrn
    Linda Sue Evans
    Brian Flanagan
    David Gilbert
    Ted Gold †
    Phoebe Hirsch
    John Jacobs †
    Naomi Jaffe
    Jeff Jones
    Michael Justesen
    Nancy Kurshan
    Clayton Van Lydegraf †
    Howard Machtinger
    Charlotte Massey
    Douglas Murdock
    Mark D. Naison
    Diana Oughton †
    Marc Curtis Perry
    Eleanor Raskin
    Terry Robbins †
    Robert Roth
    Nancy Rudd
    Mark Rudd
    Kenneth “Kenny” Schlosser
    Michael “Mike” Spiegel
    Michael “Mike” Reilly †
    Matthew Steen[2]
    Susan Stern †
    Caroline Tanker
    Laura Whitehorn
    Cathy Wilkerson
    Jane Ann White
    Jonah Rask

    80% really? Reilly? Amazing Jew sniffing.

    • Troll: Charon
    • Replies: @ben tillman
    , @Alden
  87. SF says:
    @Houston 1992

    Amazon is usually pretty good about this. I made a non-delivery claim that was almost certainly porch piracy, and they gave me a credit equal to purchase price.

    • Agree: houston 1992
  88. Am I a bad person because I think this is hilarious?

    5th victim dies after shooting at Halloween party at Airbnb in Orinda

    https://abc7news.com/4-dead-4-hurt-in-halloween-house-party-in-orinda-police-say/5663845/

    • Replies: @Clyde
    , @William Badwhite
  89. Nachum says:

    “Ganav” is Hebrew for “thief”.

  90. @El Dato

    I was thinking of buying this:

    Apple MacBook Air MD760LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop (OLD VERSION) (Renewed)

    It’s a four year old macbook air (I have this version and I like it but it’s four years old and I want to send mine to apple and have it refurbished and I figure that is going to take a few weeks) for 510$.

    What is the probability the one on Amazon is stolen?

    https://www.amazon.com/Apple-MacBook-MD760LL-13-3-Inch-Refurbished/dp/B0161ZDEEQ

    • Replies: @Jack D
  91. @Mr. Anon

    Also he’s annoying as hell. Makes it hard to sympathize with him.

  92. @Redneck farmer

    Stupid vs Evil was the choice in the last presidential election. Maybe the next one too.

  93. Anonymous[202] • Disclaimer says:
    @Intelligent Dasein

    As pro-chastity forces say, “it takes two to tango”. Consumers bear much of the blame for supporting Amazon to save a few dollars in the short run.

    A sane society would also not tolerate an Eddie “Lamprey” Lampert destroying two of its major retailers.

  94. @Alden

    through violence and terrorism.

    What a harrowing account. It’s ironic (or something) that the same government which throws away trillions of dollars and thousands of lives supposedly fighting terrorism in the Middle East aids and abets actual terrorism right here at home.

    How many lives have we lost here at home over the past fifty years? How much wealth and quality of life? How do you value an entire nation being wrecked?

    • Replies: @bomag
  95. @Alden

    When the blacks took over in the late 40s, 50s, they’d watch the homes of Whites. When the Whites were at work they’d invade the house and tear everything apart thus purposely driving then out of the neighborhood

    That was going on even in the late 40s and 50s, or did that start later like in the 60s?

    • Replies: @Alden
  96. Jack D says:

    lesbian single mother

    Must not be a full time lesbian I guess.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
  97. Jack D says:
    @Anonymous

    A sane society would also not tolerate an Eddie “Lamprey” Lampert destroying two of its major retailers.

    How is this supposed to work? Nationalizing the stores? Criminalizing capitalism?

    Capitalism is creative destruction. Retailers come and go. The list of extinct retailers is almost as long as the list of extinct restaurants.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @indocon
    , @Hibernian
  98. @Clyde

    Some Amazon delivery guys take photo of the delivered package sitting by your front door.

    I don’t like this because:

    No company should have a bunch of pictures of my front door in their database.

    It may be great for the driver as evidence that he delivered the package, but it doesn’t help me when it gets “porch pirated” ten minutes later.

    This presents a great opportunity for drivers to “prove” they delivered a product that they picked up and put back in the truck right after snapping the photo.

    When I get the notification that my package has been delivered, I get an attached photo of my front door that has a very creepy “we know where you live” vibe.

    • Agree: Hibernian
    • Replies: @Clyde
  99. “$949 a day” sounds like more a quota than a limit.

  100. @Mr. Anon

    Actually, it is more like he would be facing a hate crime. When this first came out, he did not blur out the faces. The best was facial expressions of the black woman at 7:30 into the video when the box kept farting on her.

  101. indocon says:
    @Jack D

    The basic factor that has been under pending the Eddie Lampert’s of the world is artificially low interest-rates plus money printing by the fed. Come think about it, the one fundamental difference between now and the 1970s is that back then all the money printing unleashed after the end of gold standard went straight into the pockets of every day Joe and Jane, that resulted in the huge inflation spiral of the 70s culminating in hyperinflation which had to be snuffed out by Paul Volcker in 1982.

    Now all the money printing does not leave the upper echelons of American economy, it shows up in corporate balance sheets, venture-capital farms, government debt, and private equity, all that inflates the value of all kind of business assets.

  102. indocon says:
    @Expat_Japan

    California is the new Mexico, it mostly white and Asian elite class on the top in hollycrap and silivalley, vast number of mezitos in the bottom, with a small number of old style middle class which interestingly is mostly white and black, and mostly supported by government jobs like teachers, cops, firefighters, other vast number of California state agencies. I don’t think this model can be replicated in other states.

  103. indocon says:
    @Anonymous

    Can’t really blame the consumer much, even if you wanted to go out and make sensible choice that entails you paying few bucks extra to get a better product that’s made in America, you can’t find any more.

  104. anonynous says:

    “Whom the Gods would destroy they would first make mad. And we must be completely mad”

    (Something close to that Rivers of Blood Speech Enoch Powell)

    In such a madhouse as SF the Bay Area – the laws and police, court systems are just mad, so regular people who oppose this madness should begin to think and act out of the box.

    I highly recommend alternative policing and punishment – get to know some somewhat bad, criminal Hispanics but nothing way down the line. Form informal block clubs, crime punishment clubs.

    Islamists cut off the hands of theives – that’s obvious a bit much for this, but other things like a boot party, caning are appropriate.

  105. @Anonymous

    A sane society would also not tolerate an Eddie “Lamprey” Lampert destroying two of its major retailers.

    In their day, KMart and Sears destroyed a lot of local retailers. Lampert is a subpar retailer who mistook his run of investment wins as a sign of omni-competence. His shtick is to do things differently from every other retailer. But there is a reason that other retailers do things a certain way. Even Jeff Bezos hired scads of talent from Walmart, to the extent he was sued. Lampert hired non-retail people who failed. When he hired experienced retail people, he ignored their advice anyway. Lampert is one of a kind, but not in a good way.

  106. @Anonymous

    ” Consumers bear much of the blame for supporting Amazon to save a few dollars in the short run. ”

    Amazon’s prices are usually higher than retail stores. Also, you either pay for shipping on each purchase or you pay a yearly, or monthly Prime membership fee to get “free” Prime shipping. Amazon costs more, in other words. I pay $119 per year for prime membership and I use Amazon for most purchases outside of groceries and large building materials.

    It’s a convenience and convenience has a price. Nobody is forcing anyone to buy from Amazon.

    • Agree: bomag
  107. @Anon

    Porch piracy would vanish if laws were passed that made it legal to assault and even kill a thief.

    Don’t we already have that law? Something called the 14th Amendment?

    • Replies: @Jack Henson
  108. Alfa158 says:
    @Redneck farmer

    It was a gradual continuum. I would say somewhere around the early oughts.
    I stopped reading it after it got too crazy, but I do miss the amusement value of their writer James Fallows. He would specialize in writing very long, erudite, well researched, rational articles that sounded perfectly credible and yet were reliably always wrong because he can’t get past the invalid starting premises ingrained into his marrow. The earliest one I recall was back before the turn of the century when Atlantic published a long piece by him about why Japan would be the economic titan dominating the 21st century. The latest one as far as I know was one about how come the US military can’t win any wars, that blithely breezed past every real reason it can’t win wars without coming near the real reasons.
    I think of him as the intrepid Dutch explorer Tasman, who managed to almost completely circumnavigate the continent of Australia without ever sighting it or having any idea it was even there.

    • Agree: sayless
  109. @Doktor Jeep

    Her last name is “Fairley”? Let’s call her “Reparay’shawn”.

  110. GavinCato says:

    1) Use a P.O Box

    2) Get a package box for your porch. It won’t necessarily stop theft but will at least hide the package from street view.

    3) Move to a better community

    • Replies: @Jack D
  111. @Redneck farmer

    The Atlantic returned briefly to sanity when Michael Kelley was its editor starting in about 2000, IIRC. Sadly he died while covering the Iraq war when his Humvee overturned into a ditch and all drowned.

    Steve Jobs’ widow funds it now from her pocket change. I subscribed to it and Harpers for years.

  112. @Jack D

    I count 24 out of 42 for 57%.

  113. @dearieme

    As Ronnie Briggs sang fronting The Sex Pistols, “No one is innocent”.

  114. Gyre07 says:
    @Jus' Sayin'...

    FYI. 95% of the insanity (Democratic politicians and the idiots who elect them along party lines) comes from California’s urban areas. That leaves vast areas of the state where ‘normal’ people live who barely know that the freaks who inhabit Los Angeles and the SF Bay Area are alive.

  115. @mmack

    She believes in one-way property rights: she mustn’t be enslaved, but producers must be enslaved. No principles, no due process, no rule of any law but the law of the jungle; ergo, no civilization. The idiocy of importing more locusts after they run out of plunder in their own areas and/or won’t feed themselves. The thing is, the parasite will kill the host, thereby self-eradicating. We are committing suicide by tilting at windmills. The illusion that we are helping them will kill both groups. Maybe some human legacy seed bank will survive the self-immolation of Western civ.

    • Agree: HammerJack
  116. Hmm. A POC commits a crime? What are the odds?

  117. I have an Amazon Hub locker at the entrance to the parking deck in my complex.

    It is glorious.

    Carry on, my fellow iStevians.

  118. Alden says:
    @Sam Malone

    Began 47,50 full fledged terrorism by 1952

  119. Escher says:

    Black Crimes Don’t Matter

  120. Jack D says:
    @ben tillman

    That’s still too high but it’s not 80%. NO WAY are 80% of those names Jewish. Working backward from all the clearly Irish, Italian, English, etc. names you can get to 8 or 9 without even breaking a sweat. Any more than 9 and anon[174] is a liar.

  121. Alden says:

    Here’s a great Protero Hill story. The great hero Yosemite Sam Perez of every law enforcement person in late 60’s early 70’s San Francisco

    Back around 1880 his great grandfather Perez opened a grocery store in Protero. It flourished and was passed down Father to son.

    But when young Sam took over in the late 1940’s the project’s blacks ( including OJ) were terrorizing the neighborhood. Instead of selling at a loss and moving west into White held Sunset neighborhood territory, Sam stayed.

    By the time he retired late 1970’s he was known far and wide in KKK racist law enforcement circles as Yosemite Sam because over the years he’d shot 27 blacks who tried to rob his store. I think killed some, not sure, but I hope so.

    To honor him, SFPD Police Academy made many training videos featuring him in his store. He was a great hero. The name came from the popular carton Yosemite Sam of course.

  122. @ben tillman

    The 14th AMD is a club to be used against deplorables, silly.

  123. Imagine making a Silicon Valley Meritocracy Winner salary and still having a porch that random people could just walk up to and steal from lmao

    • Replies: @Autochthon
  124. Jack D says:
    @Morton's toes

    Zero. Maybe from an individual seller on ebay or craigslist but that item was being sold by Amazon as a refurb. Even then most of the stuff on ebay or craigslist is not stolen.

  125. Jack D says:
    @Expat_Japan

    I am not sure how decriminalizing some of these offenses makes neighborhoods and schools safer;

    It didn’t make them safer. It made them SAFE. If stealing stuff is no longer a crime then your neighborhood is now crime free or statistically safe. Viola!

    Also it made neighborhoods safe for criminals to live in.

  126. Hibernian says:
    @Jack D

    Could be adopted, could be a baster baby, Mom could be a reverse Mrs. De Blasio.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Alden
  127. Hibernian says:
    @Jack D

    Stricter Bankruptcy laws.

  128. Jack D says:
    @GavinCato

    Amazon now has lockers all over the place where your packages can be delivered. Ironically I saw a bank of them in a dying Class B mall near where I live – talk about selling the capitalists the rope you will use to hang them. Maybe the mall owners thought that it would bring in traffic.

    They also have them in 7-11’s , Rite-Aid pharmacies, etc.

  129. @ben tillman

    Boudin, Clark, Dohrn(mischling),Gilbert, Gold, Hirsch, Jacobs ,Jaffe, Kurshan, Machtinger, Naison, Raskin x 2,Robbins, Roth, Rudd, Schlosser, Spiegel, Stern, Whitehorn. I don’t think Steen is Jewish, can’t tell about Nancy Rudd or Donghi(her aliases are Jewish ). So I get 20 with 3 can’t tells. What are your 24?

  130. DRA says:
    @Johnny789

    Hope an irritated porch pirate doesn’t make his own deposit…..

  131. sayless says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Admiral Willard has nerves of steel.

    Who among you would have been able to control your reaction to being asked this?

    My vocal inflection point would have been trashed.

  132. The Swamp says:
    @ben tillman

    Did you count Mark Rudd?
    From KeyWiki;
    Rudd also went under the false names of Mark William Rudnitsky, Frank Henry Koch and Anthony Goodman.
    Sounds like he appeared to be jewish.

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
  133. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hibernian

    I once had a vivid dream where I was playing bass in a Rutles-for-Alice Cooper band and we had a tune called “Turkey Baster Baby”. It sounds Cooperish anyway.

  134. CJ says:
    @Clyde

    Not sure if it is what you refer to, but there is a system called Amazon Locker. Locations I have seen with the lockers include Whole Foods and Bank of Montreal. Also, a lot of Amazon Canada deliveries are done by Canada Post; if there’s nobody home to sign for a parcel they just leave a note telling you to pick it up at a nearby postal depot.

    Tough beans for San Franciscans though. They deserve to suffer.

    • Replies: @Clyde
  135. Alden says:
    @Jack D

    Bernadette Dohrn, Kathy boudin Mark Rudd and Billy Ayers are jews. The Ayers non practicing. Kathy Boudin is the daughter of Leonard Boudin member of and attorney for the communist party USA.

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    , @Clyde
    , @Jack D
  136. Alden says:
    @Justvisiting

    Some online stores don’t deliver to PO Boxes

  137. J1234 says:

    Great story, Atlantic. It really portrays black people well: They’re poor, pitiable, and dominated by impulses they can’t control, while wealthy and progressive urban whites are legally strict and socially demanding, yet compassionate towards their dark skinned underlings. Liberal San Francisco sounds like it’d be a really great plantation to live on.

  138. @The Swamp

    Rudd is well known to be Jewish.

  139. Alden says:
    @Hibernian

    Black lesbians conceive, carry and birth babies the normal way for the welfare.

  140. @Henry's Cat

    It’s pronounced “poach”, as Desanex’s limerick (Post #21) above your post acknowledged. And, yes, I thought of that expression instantly upon seeing iSteve’s headline. I’m ashamed of myself. I generally just think of the term “locust” though. Picture the mall flash mobs which clean out stores and commit violence in groups. They do have a strong collective mentality: “Y’all gots ta reprazent, yo!” “Makes US look bad”. “Weez owed”. Etc. They’re locusts, a Biblical plague. Blood in the river seems likely next. We have boils and lice and flies (Oh, my!) in LA, SF, SD and Seattle already. Killing of firstborn (and anyone else). Oh, and darkness (power outages) in Cali.

    Oh, and politeness IS supreme. It defines civilization.

  141. @Not My Economy

    This stuff is not happening to those guys; they get their packages at the office.

  142. Clyde says:
    @CJ

    Yes Amazon locker. I am good so far so have not used it. But if you have to go somewhere to retrieve your Amazon deliveries, then it cuts down by 30% the convenience of Amazon. These days I use ebay much more, so porch is where the packages go and no options.

  143. Clyde says:
    @Laurence Whelk

    No company should have a bunch of pictures of my front door in their database.

    I hate these databses too. We are now database nation though China is the super-duper database nation with its social credit rating for every Chinaman and Chinawoman, toddlers too, so I hear.
    Most Amazon delivery-man photos are fairly close up so that the package is identifiable. They show the bottom quarter of my door and the package next to it. I have address numbers at the top of my door. They have never been shown in a delivery man’s photo. For obvious reasons….. He wants a close up.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
  144. Clyde says:
    @Alden

    Bernadette Dohrn, Kathy boudin Mark Rudd and Billy Ayers are jews. The Ayers non practicing.

    Please show how the Ayers family is of Jewish origins. As far as Mark Rudd goes, he came impromptu to my university and preached his bit way back when. He was a dynamic preacher, I stood 10 ft way and listened. Half the Weatherman shtick was scoring chicks and Mark was scoring that sunny day. Boudin blew herself up in the Greenwich Village townhouse IIRC._______Dohrn was cute and well built, only half Jew though. Maybe her Christian half was doing the blowing things up.

  145. Mateo says:

    My cat is currently preparing next bait package contents in her digestive system.

  146. @Clyde

    Ayers is very Social Registery by ancestry, I believe.

  147. @Clyde

    Ayers is very Social Registery by ancestry, I believe.

  148. Clyde says:

    Ayers is very Social Registery by ancestry, I believe.

    Ayers is certainly a refined upper crust English/Anglo name. Ayers family Jewish? Back in that day of the 50s-60s what are the chances of a Jewish man being named head of Chicago’s Commonwealth Edison? Very slim to none.

    wiki:
    (Bill Ayer’s father) Thomas G. Ayers, who was later chairman and chief executive officer of Commonwealth Edison (1973 to 1980),[5] and for whom Northwestern’s Thomas G. Ayers College of Commerce and Industry was named.[6][7] He lived 92 years, so well done! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_G._Ayers

    from Bing first result>>
    The surname Ayers was most likely brought to England in the wake of the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name is thought to be derived from the Old French “eir,” which is itself derived from the Latin “heres,” meaning “heir.”

    • Replies: @Alden
  149. Two months ago, former mayor Willie Brown warned

    “People in this town are becoming increasingly disgusted with the behavior they have to deal with on the streets. When there is no law enforcement, even law-abiding people are going to stop being tolerant and humane. They may even take matters into their own hands.”

    https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/williesworld/article/SF-streets-are-a-tragedy-waiting-to-happen-Do-we-14403303.php

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
  150. Jack D says:
    @Alden

    The Ayers family is so non-practicing that they’ve been Anglicans for the last 500 years. That’s some major non-practicing. You have to get up pretty early in the morning to be more non-practicing than that.

    Anti-semites always succeed in identifying 11 out of ever 6 Jews in any Leftist organization. Every single time, as they say.

  151. bomag says:
    @HammerJack

    How many lives have we lost here at home over the past fifty years? How much wealth and quality of life? How do you value an entire nation being wrecked?

    This.

    For a nation that prides itself on the bottom line, there is not much accounting of all this; we just chant that more needs to be done.

  152. Jack D says:
    @Clyde

    Boudin was in the townhouse but she survived and then acted as the get away driver in a Brinks armored car robbery conducted by the Black Liberation Army in which the truck driver and 2 cops were killed. She did 20 years and got out in 2003. Her lover Gilbert got 75 years – sexism I guess. He’s not getting out in this lifetime.

    Bernadine, not Bernadette. Dohrn and Ayers adopted and raised Boudin’s and Gilbert’s son, Chesa.

    • Replies: @Clyde
    , @Alden
  153. @Clyde

    China is the super-duper database nation with its social credit rating for every Chinaman and Chinawoman,

    Once the democrats have a permanent super majority we’ll have that here, too.

  154. @well behaved

    I’ve heard some common sense observations from Willie Brown in the past few months regarding Kamala promoting forced busing, the Democrats impeachment hearings, and now this. He may be the closest thing to a conservative in California political circles.

  155. Clyde says:
    @Jack D

    Thanks for the details. And Chesa is about to be elected DA of San Francisco.

  156. Alden says:
    @Clyde

    Boudin didn’t blow herself up in a NYC house. That was Dianna Oughton

  157. Clyde says:
    @Morton's toes

    Airbnb says it’s banning ‘party houses’ after deadly Halloween shooting in Orinda

    Airbnb spokesman Ben Breit offered few details on how those efforts would be implemented or what factors might flag a rental as a party house, saying the company has initiated a 10-day review to develop the new policies.

    Breit told The Times that the rental listing where the shooting occurred had rules barring parties. The listing and the person who rented it have both been removed from the site, he said.
    (from LA Times)

    *****I see Airbnb getting sued over these party house Halloween killings. 5 dead and 5 wounded.

  158. Alden says:
    @Jack D

    Last I heard she’s teaching at Columbia. 3rd generation Ellis Island commie and her son Chesa 4th generation.

    He’ll be elected San Francisco DA tomorrow. He’ll fire most of the DAs and install SJWs with no experience in criminal law. He’ll spend all his time trying to indict Bechtel, Zellerbach, Google other tech companies, BofA Wells Fargo Hibernian and other companies for whatever. Crime will soar as it did when 3rd generation commie Terence Hallinan was DA.

    Believe it or not, Harris was ferocious law and order compared to many White man DAs
    Nothing’s changed in San Francisco since the 1960s.

  159. Alden says:
    @Clyde

    Sears was a major major Chicago company and always had Jews running it at the highest levels.

  160. @El Dato

    two guys who came and talked to me afterwards, chose to ignore the whole thing and wouldn’t even make eye contact afterwards. Cowards, I muttered under my breath.

    He calls other people cowards, but does he give chase to retrieve his laptop? No. He needs to mutter “cowards” under his breath because he’s presumably afraid of what might happen if he said it out loud. But the other people in the coffee shop are the cowards. Got it.

    To be fair, if I was in the coffee shop I wouldn’t have helped him either. I’d have laughed though.

    Tough guy Karen, sorry Keiren here:

  161. @Morton's toes

    Orinda is less than 1% black a/o the 2010 census. Victims named Oshiana, Tiyon, Omar, Ramon, and Javin. They must have stuck out like…eyes and teeth in the dark.

    “When the officers arrived, the encountered at least 100 people running from the home,” said Orinda Police Chief David Cook.

    100+ people shoe-horned into one house. All using the 2-3 bathrooms. I bet the damage was eye-popping. Hope it was worth it for the homeowner.

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