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One interesting thing about the current liberal media is how often they feel it’s a really good idea to insult their base of nice white lady public schoolteachers as being evil horrible racists.

For example, from the Washington Post:

Arming teachers would put black and Latino kids in danger
For students of color, guns in classrooms could be deadly.

By Stacey Patton February 27 at 6:00 AM

Stacey Patton is an assistant professor of multimedia journalism at Morgan State University and the author of “Spare The Kids: Why Whupping Children Won’t Save Black America.”

President Trump wants to arm teachers to prevent, or reduce the carnage from, future school shootings like the one at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., this month. …

But putting guns into the hands of schoolteachers would be extraordinarily dangerous for black and Latino students, who are already often forced to try to learn in hostile environments where they’re treated as threats.

How long would it be, if Trump’s plan became reality, before a teacher shoots a black student and then invokes the “I feared for my life” defense we continually hear from police officers who misinterpret young black people’s behavior with deadly consequences?

A mountain of data on persistent racial biases and disparities in education and on police presence in schools — as well as a recent increase in racial harassment in schools — makes it clear that kids of color won’t be safe if their teachers are carrying weapons.

Those children are the ones who always feel the brunt of policing inside and outside of schools. Most high-profile mass shootings have been committed by white men, but metal detectors, school police and armed guards are disproportionately placed in public schools with majority black and other nonwhite students, along with locked gates, random sweeps, and a host of other surveillance and security measures to maintain control in their schools. Research shows that such practices foster hostile environments that have contributed to racial disparities in school suspensions, expulsions and arrests leading to the “school-to-prison pipeline,” by pushing more students of color out of school and into the juvenile justice system.

One report last year found that “school resource officers, who essentially function as law enforcement personnel, are more likely to be deployed on campuses with large numbers of black students.” A 2014 Department of Education publication reported that black students were disproportionately likely to be referred to school resource officers or arrested — they made up 16 percent of total enrollment but 27 percent of students referred to resource officers and 31 percent of students arrested in school-related matters. White students, who were 51 percent of the total, accounted for only 41 percent of resource officer referrals and 39 percent of arrests. Another study found that “implicit bias” on the part of teachers often means young black males in schools are seen as “irresponsible, dishonest and dangerous.” Considering that about four of every five teachers in U.S. public schools are white, there’s ample reason to worry about how that bias would play out with guns involved.

Already, we have a disturbing number of examples of white teachers mistreating black students. For example, Patricia Cummings, a middle school teacher in the Bronx borough of New York, made her seventh-grade students lie on the floor while she stepped on one student’s back to illustrate the trauma of the Middle Passage of the slave trade during Black History Month.

And much more in this vein.

By the way, if this white Broward County shooter had not happened to have a Spanish surname, wouldn’t he have been more likely to have gotten on a list that would have slowed his efforts to acquire a gun?

 
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  1. Steve, what makes you think Cruz is European? He’s adopted; he looks Latino (and has hallmarks of fetal alcohol syndrome).

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    • Replies: @Highlander
    From his photograph he looks like he suffers from some sort of microcephaly, i.e. he is a "pinhead."
    , @Dave Pinsen
    https://twitter.com/dpinsen/status/964231966299246593
    , @AndrewR
    You're right. He's clearly full blooded Aztec. Thanks for clearing this up for us, champ.
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  2. I’ve heard from a couple of nice white liberal lady teachers on this one.

    This theory is an admission that they are terrified of black kids who bully them in the classroom, and that they might be tempted to shoot them.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbXfEGVpqrM
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  3. By the way, if this white Broward County shooter had not happened to have a Spanish surname,

    Cruz is Hispanic, and possibly Jewish.

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    • Replies: @Jack D
    1. Neither preclude him from being white. He sure looks white in his photos. His 1/2 brother, BTW, is black (or 1/2 black).

    2. Cruz was adopted so we don't know his birth name nor the religion of his parents. He reportedly said something about being Jewish but he's not exactly a reliable source and there aren't that many Jewish crack whores which was apparently his birth mother's occupation.

    3. So, for all we know, Cruz could be pure Founding Stock American or the bastard love child of Ted Cruz and Barbara Streisand. As our First Woman President once said, "What difference does it make? " The dead are just as dead and aren't coming back either way.
    , @SMK
    If not for his Spanish surname, this lunatic would have been in an insane asylum or the mental ward of a prison rather than free to buy an arsenal of weapons and commit mass murder. The irony is that he's white but was never arrested, prosecuted, committed, or incarcerated because he's "Hispanic," a beneficiary of "affirmative-action" justice simply because of his surname.
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  4. Cruz apparently believes his biological mother to be Jewish.

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  5. @Shouting Thomas
    I've heard from a couple of nice white liberal lady teachers on this one.

    This theory is an admission that they are terrified of black kids who bully them in the classroom, and that they might be tempted to shoot them.

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    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    I think you came into the scene too late ... the line most relevant to the current state of safety in American schools would be, "If I say it's safe to surf this beach, Captain, it's safe to surf this beach!"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jts9suWIDlU

    Ah, memories!

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  6. OT: isteve buzzword alert: AP “economics writer” Paul Wiseman has another “immigration is an unlimited good” article arguing that immigration is necessary for the economy, Americans won’t do these jobs, etc., and providing “balance” at the end with a guy saying something like “immigration is bad m’kay.”

    Notable is the idea that if the bad whites (those against immigration) don’t allow immigrants to do the work, the jobs will just disappear or be turned over to robots (an odd threat, and of course no mention of African- Americans).

    So the same people who scream when Walmart closes a shop instead of paying union wages would be happy with “take lower wages or shove it” as long as it supports immigration.

    https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/politics/article/Why-Trump-s-effort-to-curb-immigration-could-hurt-12709052.php

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  7. @Meretricious
    Steve, what makes you think Cruz is European? He's adopted; he looks Latino (and has hallmarks of fetal alcohol syndrome).

    From his photograph he looks like he suffers from some sort of microcephaly, i.e. he is a “pinhead.”

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    • Replies: @Autochthon
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LqWINKBbVCQ/UjnXk9RSEKI/AAAAAAAAMDY/IPbgFUtkw6A/s1600/Guns+-+Shooters.jpg

    Indeed.

    , @Witch PHD
    That is macrocephalic
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  8. Non-Jewish white males appear to comprise less than half of all male mass shooters/school shooters/etc in the United States, but newspaper writers, talking heads, and politicians disproportionately blame them in advocating for a host of security and surveillance measures.

    Not the thing to comment on all the time, but what the heck: if Cruz is actually genetically at least part Jewish, that adds onto a now pretty shockingly high proportion of 10+ incident kills school shooters (at least 3 since the 90s) in the US being so.

    The general picture must go back for a good 50 years and the best available data.

    To be fair, people are just really really bad at grokking anything about crime; it’s the one normie thing “law and order Republicans” actually understand. The general non-criminal public of course does truly fear crime. First normies are super innumerate, such that they wouldn’t get the difference between a hundred and a million deaths, then they refuse to be impartial when some racial, religious, or whatever bias strikes them as at stake.

    I’ve said somewhere before I’m probably one of the few people in America who correctly thinks that George Zimmerman should have been tried and convicted for manslaughter, and Officer Wilson was innocent of wrongdoing, acting in line with his duties. There are many other famous cases (again, OJ as an example) groups of people are crazy on while I, I guess unintuitively to observers, have little sympathy for violent criminals. The US justice system is still horrible not for racial bias these days as the random journo claims here but for its inconsistency and stupidity. To all the commenters not from the US you really have to understand just how poorly the system handles things like drunk driving homicides where justice varies tremendously from state to state and on deranged whims, and the public understands nothing but outrage (even in the investigation stage, a la Ted Kennedy. I suppose in the interest of communicating to the unfamiliar: the Kennedy incident certainly should have been investigated rather than hushed up, and present day random citizens get more severe manslaughter or homicide convictions on less “impaired driving”, but that’s “justice”)

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    • Replies: @Been
    Right, I'm sure Cruz's biological mother was a Jewish drug addict who had two kids with two different men a year apart (including at least one black guy), and then gave both children up for adoption to a non-Jewish couple who raised both her kids Catholic.

    By the way, who are all these Jewish shooters? The only one with actual Jewish ancestry was Dylan Klebold, who was of one quarter Jewish descent. Out of all the shooters, having one quarter Jew is a statistical error.
    , @AndrewR
    GZ did nothing wrong, you clown.
    , @Twodees Partain
    "I’m probably one of the few people in America who correctly thinks that George Zimmerman should have been tried and convicted for manslaughter,"

    I doubt you would think so if you'd ever been ground pounded by a larger, stronger man.
    , @Jack D

    Not the thing to comment on all the time, but what the heck: if Cruz is actually genetically at least part Jewish, that adds onto a now pretty shockingly high proportion of 10+ incident kills school shooters (at least 3 since the 90s) in the US being so.
     
    1st of all, that's a big if since Cruz is not exactly a reliable source about anything. 2nd I don't know what your stats are but

    (1) most full blooded Jews (not always but on average) tend to come from "gun free" homes because they are mainly urban (and were religiously prohibited from hunting and consuming what you could hunt). To the extent that the mass shooters were Jewish I think most of them were part Jewish rather than fully Jewish.

    (2) Any endeavor that requires a high degree of organization and advance planning is likely to disproportionately involve Jews, whether it is inventing a polio vaccine or mass shooting. The usual ratio in the US for anything of this nature is 1 Jewish guy for every 3 or 4 smart white guys or Asians doing the same thing. (What is your "shockingly high proportion"?) Even doing what Cruz did involves a fair amount of planning in accumulating the necessary amount of ammunition, sneaking into the school, pulling the fire alarm to get people out of the class room, etc. Most American blacks, even if they were interested in doing a mass shooting, lack the ability to do that kind of advance planning. Arabs can sometimes clear the hurdle - while not bright overall, they seem to have a special flair for planning cruel surprise attacks. The level of planning that went into the Las Vegas shootings is probably beyond the ability of 99% of all blacks.
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  9. @Meretricious
    Steve, what makes you think Cruz is European? He's adopted; he looks Latino (and has hallmarks of fetal alcohol syndrome).

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  10. Ed Realist made a similar point (without the nonsense about institutional racism).

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    I'm sold .
    , @FPD72
    As RAH wrote, “An armed society is a polite society.” Just maybe armed teachers would have a positive effect on student behavior, sort of like G. Gordon Liddy’s German refugee teacher in high school established an excellent environment for learning by clocking an unruly student the first day of class.
    , @El Dato

    Blam.
     
    R.I.P. & L.O.L.

    The only other way would be to have drill instructors show who's boss.

    Also: It's happening: Teacher arrested after ‘shots fired’ at high school
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  11. One interesting thing about the current liberal media is how often they feel it’s a really good idea to insult their base of nice white lady public schoolteachers as being evil horrible racists.

    Well, she did write “Spare The Kids: Why Whupping Children Won’t Save Black America”…

    On the other hand, she thinks that African-American people beat their children because Blacks have internalized the historical violence inflicted on Black Bodies™.

    http://www.ebony.com/life/stacey-patton-children-whupping

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    There are some amazing statements in there, chief among of them:

    And we came to Christianity through our brutal, horrible and dark mistreatment during slavery. There’s absolutely no evidence that Black people in West Africa treated their children with this kind of ritualistic violence prior to contact with European missionaries. We need to interrogate this theology.
     
    Hmm... really?

    http://www.annikahipple.com/writing/coming-of-age-rituals-in-africa/

    The transition period often involves various tests and ordeals, many of them painful. Depending on the ethnic group, these trials may involve physical marking such as circumcision or other body scarification without the use of anesthesia.
     
    For extra fun, I looked up her book as well; her basic argument boils down to "well, most of African history was oral tradition, and a lot of that was lost, but from what we do know they haven't mentioned anything about 'whupping' children. Ergo, it was white Europeans who introduced them to this."

    https://books.google.com/books?id=q_VMDgAAQBAJ&pg=PA39#v=onepage&q&f=false
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  12. I often say there are really only 2 or 3 groups who support gun control. And not gun control but disarming white men….as we all know criminals of whatever variety can deploy illegal methods to get firearms…

    1) some blacks…..and or their mudshark women. This is because they want to Rob you or kill you without you having the ability to shoot back….

    2) white women…..and sometimes various minority women….the goal being of course they want to be able to get palimony, child support etc or say your house while they screw their new bfs while you pay for the house but use restraining orders or other such to keep you away by saying they are “in fear of their lives”….

    And they want to disarming you so after they get you to leeave your wife for them and then dump you and get a big payout…..they don’t want you to be able to get revenge on them…..

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  13. How long would it be, if Trump’s plan became reality, before a teacher shoots a black student and then invokes the “I feared for my life” defense we continually hear from police officers who misinterpret young black people’s behavior with deadly consequences?

    The solution is to segregate whites and keep them away from people of color. Perhaps they should be put into their own neighborhoods, schools and God forbid, countries.

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  14. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Did Rachel Dolezal change her name?

    She has an autobiography, written while she was a grad student. And it involves guns!:

    https://www.amazon.com/That-Mean-Old-Yesterday-Memoir/dp/0743293118

    On a rainy night in November 1999, a shoeless Stacey Patton, promising student at NYU, approached her adoptive parents’ house with a gun in her hand. She wanted to kill them. Or so she thought.

    No one would ever imagine that the vibrant, smart, and attractive Stacey had a childhood from hell. After all, with God-fearing, house-proud, and hardworking adoptive parents, she appeared to beat the odds. But her mother was tyrannical, and her father turned a blind eye to the years of abuse his wife heaped on their love-starved little girl.

    Now in her beautiful memoir, Stacey links her experience to the legacy of American slavery and successfully frames her understanding of why her good adoptive parents did terrible things to her by realizing they had terrible things done to them.

    There’s more in Look Inside the Book, but I can’t copy and paste it. “I took the heavy black nine-millimeter out of my pocket ….”

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    That's the first time I've seen "vibrant" used to describe a person unironically.
    , @Pericles

    ... a shoeless Stacey Patton, promising student at NYU, approached her adoptive parents’ house with a gun in her hand. She wanted to kill them. ... But her mother was tyrannical, and her father turned a blind eye to the years of abuse his wife heaped on their love-starved little girl.

     

    Too bad Stacy didn't get the authentic experience of growing up black, eh? More bruises, equal number of shoes, less NYU. And hell to the naw for shooting her mama.
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  15. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    How long would it be, if Trump’s plan became reality, before a teacher shoots a black student and then invokes the “I feared for my life” defense.

    Probably pretty quickly, because a lot of teachers legitimately fear for their lives. Feature, not bug.

    The problem though is that the scary students will grab the gun and kill the teacher first. That’s why arming teachers is not a good idea. Arming a few of them, big men, familiar with firearms, scattered throughout the campus, is not a bad idea though.

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    Arming a few of them, big men, familiar with firearms, scattered throughout the campus, is not a bad idea though.
     
    If you listen to what Trump has actually said, this is exactly what he has in mind.

    If you listen to the press, he wants to force every lady kindergarten teacher, willing or unwilling, to carry a Uzi in her purse whether she wants to or not.
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  16. The miniature biographies of the authors you always include with these excerpts are hilarious, and often far more interesting and telling (certainly more entertaining and funny!) than the article or except (which I confess I often don’t bother reading once the biography clearly communicates the author to be mentally deranged, as here).

    Stacey Patton is an assistant professor of multimedia journalism at Morgan State University and the author of “Spare The Kids: Why Whupping Children Won’t Save Black America.”

    As so often occurs, and increasingly so, you’d be hard pressed to find anything this good in The Onion during its heyday.

    I’ll take a moment to also pedantically note these ostensibly professional writers (and professors of writing, no less!) don’t seem to know that the titles of monographs call for italics or underlining, and that quotations are for poems, essays, and the like. Morgan would be proud.

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    Three days "assistant professor" means adjunct, right?
    , @Laugh Track

    I’ll take a moment to also pedantically note these ostensibly professional writers (and professors of writing, no less!) don’t seem to know that the titles of monographs call for italics or underlining, and that quotations are for poems, essays, and the like. Morgan would be proud.
     
    Newspaper and Associated Press stylebooks are different from The Chicago Manual of Style. Probably dating back to the days of metal Linotype typesetting, italic use is in short supply. I mean, have you really not noticed for your entire adult life that newspapers generally don't use italics for book or magazine titles? Like you, I find it stupid and confusing, but I wouldn't blame it on the writers.
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  17. @Highlander
    From his photograph he looks like he suffers from some sort of microcephaly, i.e. he is a "pinhead."


    Indeed.

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    OT/Semi-OT for iSteve
    Death Wish makes a return to the big screen, this time with Bruce Willis in the role made famous by Charles Bronson. Eagerly awaiting the review.
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  18. @Anonymous
    Did Rachel Dolezal change her name?

    https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/818830499468734464/dI11Y7kk_400x400.jpg

    She has an autobiography, written while she was a grad student. And it involves guns!:

    https://www.amazon.com/That-Mean-Old-Yesterday-Memoir/dp/0743293118


    On a rainy night in November 1999, a shoeless Stacey Patton, promising student at NYU, approached her adoptive parents' house with a gun in her hand. She wanted to kill them. Or so she thought.

    No one would ever imagine that the vibrant, smart, and attractive Stacey had a childhood from hell. After all, with God-fearing, house-proud, and hardworking adoptive parents, she appeared to beat the odds. But her mother was tyrannical, and her father turned a blind eye to the years of abuse his wife heaped on their love-starved little girl.

    Now in her beautiful memoir, Stacey links her experience to the legacy of American slavery and successfully frames her understanding of why her good adoptive parents did terrible things to her by realizing they had terrible things done to them.
     

    There's more in Look Inside the Book, but I can't copy and paste it. "I took the heavy black nine-millimeter out of my pocket ...."

    That’s the first time I’ve seen “vibrant” used to describe a person unironically.

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    Well, at least it's arguably accurate. "Attractive," on the other hand....
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  19. The call to arm teachers against juvenile orcs is the inevitable result of demand exceeding supply of the commanding obese black female with a teaching certificate.

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  20. @PiltdownMan

    One interesting thing about the current liberal media is how often they feel it’s a really good idea to insult their base of nice white lady public schoolteachers as being evil horrible racists.
     
    Well, she did write “Spare The Kids: Why Whupping Children Won’t Save Black America”...

    On the other hand, she thinks that African-American people beat their children because Blacks have internalized the historical violence inflicted on Black Bodies™.

    http://www.ebony.com/life/stacey-patton-children-whupping

    There are some amazing statements in there, chief among of them:

    And we came to Christianity through our brutal, horrible and dark mistreatment during slavery. There’s absolutely no evidence that Black people in West Africa treated their children with this kind of ritualistic violence prior to contact with European missionaries. We need to interrogate this theology.

    Hmm… really?

    http://www.annikahipple.com/writing/coming-of-age-rituals-in-africa/

    The transition period often involves various tests and ordeals, many of them painful. Depending on the ethnic group, these trials may involve physical marking such as circumcision or other body scarification without the use of anesthesia.

    For extra fun, I looked up her book as well; her basic argument boils down to “well, most of African history was oral tradition, and a lot of that was lost, but from what we do know they haven’t mentioned anything about ‘whupping’ children. Ergo, it was white Europeans who introduced them to this.”

    https://books.google.com/books?id=q_VMDgAAQBAJ&pg=PA39#v=onepage&q&f=false

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    We need to interrogate this theology.

    When I was a kid, the only people who said "interrogate" were SS officers in black leather uniforms in WWII movies. Now "interrogate" is the favorite word of lefty postmodern academics.

    , @Silva
    “well, most of African history was oral tradition, and a lot of that was lost, but from what we do know they haven’t mentioned anything about ‘whupping’ children. Ergo, it was white Europeans who introduced them to this.”

    http://exiledonline.com/war-nerd-from-hyenas-belly-to-canadian-bitch/all/1/
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  21. @Dave Pinsen
    That's the first time I've seen "vibrant" used to describe a person unironically.

    Well, at least it’s arguably accurate. “Attractive,” on the other hand….

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  22. @al-Gharaniq
    There are some amazing statements in there, chief among of them:

    And we came to Christianity through our brutal, horrible and dark mistreatment during slavery. There’s absolutely no evidence that Black people in West Africa treated their children with this kind of ritualistic violence prior to contact with European missionaries. We need to interrogate this theology.
     
    Hmm... really?

    http://www.annikahipple.com/writing/coming-of-age-rituals-in-africa/

    The transition period often involves various tests and ordeals, many of them painful. Depending on the ethnic group, these trials may involve physical marking such as circumcision or other body scarification without the use of anesthesia.
     
    For extra fun, I looked up her book as well; her basic argument boils down to "well, most of African history was oral tradition, and a lot of that was lost, but from what we do know they haven't mentioned anything about 'whupping' children. Ergo, it was white Europeans who introduced them to this."

    https://books.google.com/books?id=q_VMDgAAQBAJ&pg=PA39#v=onepage&q&f=false

    We need to interrogate this theology.

    When I was a kid, the only people who said “interrogate” were SS officers in black leather uniforms in WWII movies. Now “interrogate” is the favorite word of lefty postmodern academics.

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    • Replies: @JerseyJeffersonian
    Steve, that's probably because these squirrely little dweebs fantasize themselves as Bolshevik Cheka officers with a rubber truncheon in hand that they are slapping against their thigh as they confront a suspected alt-right badthinker tied to a chair under a hot, over-bright light. Getting ready to "interrogate" him, don't you know. More than a little of the Grand Inquisitor in these lefty postmodern academics, and it stands revealed in their vocabulary. Nietzschean ressentiment just rolls off of these fuckers in waves.
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  23. @Autochthon
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LqWINKBbVCQ/UjnXk9RSEKI/AAAAAAAAMDY/IPbgFUtkw6A/s1600/Guns+-+Shooters.jpg

    Indeed.

    OT/Semi-OT for iSteve
    Death Wish makes a return to the big screen, this time with Bruce Willis in the role made famous by Charles Bronson. Eagerly awaiting the review.

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    https://nypost.com/2015/11/22/at-least-10-people-shot-at-new-orleans-park/

    I'll never forget this article.....happened few weeks before my aunt passed from cancer in NOLA.

    This happened less than a mile from her very slowly gentrifying ninth ward neighborhood on Royal Street.

    If ten white or Jewish kids get shot by a psycho at a school the media bitches about gun control for a yr.... If it happens in the hood and the perps and victims are black.....it gets nemoryholed.....

    NOPD has its hands full. Lots of officers leave for the suburban departments on the North Shore or in the west suburbs like metarie....

    But palantir didn't have to tell us who the usual suspects are.....the NOPD knows half of them and the other half blip their radar for stupid shit at some point. Still nice laboratory.....
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  25. Let’s just split the difference and give them Tasers.

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  26. @Krastos the Gluemaker
    Non-Jewish white males appear to comprise less than half of all male mass shooters/school shooters/etc in the United States, but newspaper writers, talking heads, and politicians disproportionately blame them in advocating for a host of security and surveillance measures.

    Not the thing to comment on all the time, but what the heck: if Cruz is actually genetically at least part Jewish, that adds onto a now pretty shockingly high proportion of 10+ incident kills school shooters (at least 3 since the 90s) in the US being so.

    The general picture must go back for a good 50 years and the best available data.

    To be fair, people are just really really bad at grokking anything about crime; it's the one normie thing "law and order Republicans" actually understand. The general non-criminal public of course does truly fear crime. First normies are super innumerate, such that they wouldn't get the difference between a hundred and a million deaths, then they refuse to be impartial when some racial, religious, or whatever bias strikes them as at stake.

    I've said somewhere before I'm probably one of the few people in America who correctly thinks that George Zimmerman should have been tried and convicted for manslaughter, and Officer Wilson was innocent of wrongdoing, acting in line with his duties. There are many other famous cases (again, OJ as an example) groups of people are crazy on while I, I guess unintuitively to observers, have little sympathy for violent criminals. The US justice system is still horrible not for racial bias these days as the random journo claims here but for its inconsistency and stupidity. To all the commenters not from the US you really have to understand just how poorly the system handles things like drunk driving homicides where justice varies tremendously from state to state and on deranged whims, and the public understands nothing but outrage (even in the investigation stage, a la Ted Kennedy. I suppose in the interest of communicating to the unfamiliar: the Kennedy incident certainly should have been investigated rather than hushed up, and present day random citizens get more severe manslaughter or homicide convictions on less "impaired driving", but that's "justice")

    Right, I’m sure Cruz’s biological mother was a Jewish drug addict who had two kids with two different men a year apart (including at least one black guy), and then gave both children up for adoption to a non-Jewish couple who raised both her kids Catholic.

    By the way, who are all these Jewish shooters? The only one with actual Jewish ancestry was Dylan Klebold, who was of one quarter Jewish descent. Out of all the shooters, having one quarter Jew is a statistical error.

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    Right, I’m sure Cruz’s biological mother was a Jewish drug addict who had two kids with two different men a year apart (including at least one black guy), and then gave both children up for adoption to a non-Jewish couple who raised both her kids Catholic.
     
    You are right, giving birth then giving the child up for adoption doesn't fit the Jewish pattern.

    Every Jewish woman I have ever known has had one or more abortions. The only women I have known who had abortions were Jewish.
    , @Joe Stalin
    Son of Sam - David Berkowitz - "Berkowitz's mother, Elizabeth "Betty" Broder, grew up as part of an impoverished Jewish family." (Wikipedia)

    Baruch Kopel Goldstein was an American-Israeli physician, killed "29 Palestinian Muslim worshippers and wounding another 125. He was beaten to death by survivors of the massacre." (Wikipedia)
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  27. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    One of my in-laws, who comes from a foreign country, says she’s glad her country bans all guns because if she had one in the vicinity when she got mad, she’d use it. She frankly admits she can’t control her temper. Most people who live in or come from third world countries are like this, and there are enough people in second- and first-world countries with poor impulse control to be an issue.

    This, in a nutshell, is why I disapprove of guns in schools. Schools are brim-full of teenagers with poor impulse control. If you have a gun in a classroom, at some point some angry student who has blown a fuse is going to get at it and use it, even if that student has to smash the teacher’s desk apart to get it.

    Guns will be stolen from teachers and out of classrooms by blacks and Hispanics whose after-school job is theft. They need weapons, and the instant they find out their teacher has a gun, they’ll be watching him or her like a hawk for weeks on end to locate and steal it.

    Guns in schools is a terrible idea. To put it bluntly, we have more actual criminals already in schools than we have potential school shooters, and this disparity in numbers means putting weapons in schools is a bad idea.

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    When I was a kid any major tantrum I threw at home resulted in an immediate ass whipping. The key was that it was immediate and severe. I learned to be careful about what I said and to think things through and to be damn careful about what I said when my father was around, and doubly so when mom and dad were there and he might interpret anything I said to mom as disrespect.

    Years later, I did beat the living hell out of my father-I utterly humiliated him and made him hurt really bad, and I did it in public. And I can't honestly say I'm sorry, he did a lot of bad things and he had a good ass whipping coming. But he and I got along fine after that. Mutual fear? Maybe. But the reason I was able to do it was that he'd driven me to do a lot of pushups and hit the bag a lot of times, and he had taught me, oddly enough, that the key was to wait until the right time and place presented itself. I think he had a sort of respect for that-in a Marquis of Queensbury fight he'd have beat me probably. I made my first right connect and I hit him hard, and after that I had the advantage.

    I wonder if a good and immediate asswhipping for good cause would not markedly improve the lives of a lot of errant dindus.
    , @Pericles

    Guns will be stolen from teachers and out of classrooms by blacks and Hispanics whose after-school job is theft. They need weapons, and the instant they find out their teacher has a gun, they’ll be watching him or her like a hawk for weeks on end to locate and steal it.

     

    Can't they just borrow one or buy one at the corner store? I seem to recall a number of cases like that.
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  28. @Dave Pinsen
    Ed Realist made a similar point (without the nonsense about institutional racism).

    https://twitter.com/Ed_Realist/status/961295520751697920

    I’m sold .

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  29. @Autochthon
    The miniature biographies of the authors you always include with these excerpts are hilarious, and often far more interesting and telling (certainly more entertaining and funny!) than the article or except (which I confess I often don't bother reading once the biography clearly communicates the author to be mentally deranged, as here).

    Stacey Patton is an assistant professor of multimedia journalism at Morgan State University and the author of “Spare The Kids: Why Whupping Children Won’t Save Black America.”
     
    As so often occurs, and increasingly so, you'd be hard pressed to find anything this good in The Onion during its heyday.

    I'll take a moment to also pedantically note these ostensibly professional writers (and professors of writing, no less!) don't seem to know that the titles of monographs call for italics or underlining, and that quotations are for poems, essays, and the like. Morgan would be proud.

    Three days “assistant professor” means adjunct, right?

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    Nope. It means hired recently enough to not have tenure, but on track for tenure. You publish enough to impress your committees enough, you become an associate professor (tenured). You impress people still more later and you become a professor (big raise).


    An adjunct is called an adjunct: he doesn't hold a full time appointment, isn't a member of the voting faculty, etc. (at least not in the university or department in question; I was an assistant professor at a college of law and adjunct professor in another school at the university at one point...). He's a contracted, hired gun. For the classes I taught as an adjunct, I got a check based on the number of credit hours taught and that was it.

    A lecturer is usually an instructor employed by the university (rather than contracted, as an adjunct professor would be) often full time, but not actually a member of the faculty, and expected only to teach and not research, with no hope or consideration for tenure. (And adjunct likewise is hired only.to teach and has no shot at tenure, but his primary gig is for a law firm, or as an engineer at Intel Corp., or in his own medical practice, etc. vs. working in academia...).

    That's a short, short version with some oversimplifications but nonetheless quite serviceable for the interested.

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  30. >One interesting thing about the current liberal media is how often they feel it’s a really good idea to insult their base of nice white lady public schoolteachers as being evil horrible racists.

    To be fair nice white ladies believe in the original sin of racism.

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    I suspect nice white lady teachers don't stay nice white ladies for very long unless they're teaching in nice white schools.
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  31. >For example, Patricia Cummings, a middle school teacher in the Bronx borough of New York, made her seventh-grade students lie on the floor while she stepped on one student’s back to illustrate the trauma of the Middle Passage of the slave trade during Black History Month.

    Patricia Cummings thought she was being woke.

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    Not woke enough. They should have started with having the black students capture each other and after a short march to the cafeteria sell the prisoners to Teach Patricia for $5 a head or a couple of loosies.
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  32. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon
    One of my in-laws, who comes from a foreign country, says she's glad her country bans all guns because if she had one in the vicinity when she got mad, she'd use it. She frankly admits she can't control her temper. Most people who live in or come from third world countries are like this, and there are enough people in second- and first-world countries with poor impulse control to be an issue.

    This, in a nutshell, is why I disapprove of guns in schools. Schools are brim-full of teenagers with poor impulse control. If you have a gun in a classroom, at some point some angry student who has blown a fuse is going to get at it and use it, even if that student has to smash the teacher's desk apart to get it.

    Guns will be stolen from teachers and out of classrooms by blacks and Hispanics whose after-school job is theft. They need weapons, and the instant they find out their teacher has a gun, they'll be watching him or her like a hawk for weeks on end to locate and steal it.

    Guns in schools is a terrible idea. To put it bluntly, we have more actual criminals already in schools than we have potential school shooters, and this disparity in numbers means putting weapons in schools is a bad idea.

    When I was a kid any major tantrum I threw at home resulted in an immediate ass whipping. The key was that it was immediate and severe. I learned to be careful about what I said and to think things through and to be damn careful about what I said when my father was around, and doubly so when mom and dad were there and he might interpret anything I said to mom as disrespect.

    Years later, I did beat the living hell out of my father-I utterly humiliated him and made him hurt really bad, and I did it in public. And I can’t honestly say I’m sorry, he did a lot of bad things and he had a good ass whipping coming. But he and I got along fine after that. Mutual fear? Maybe. But the reason I was able to do it was that he’d driven me to do a lot of pushups and hit the bag a lot of times, and he had taught me, oddly enough, that the key was to wait until the right time and place presented itself. I think he had a sort of respect for that-in a Marquis of Queensbury fight he’d have beat me probably. I made my first right connect and I hit him hard, and after that I had the advantage.

    I wonder if a good and immediate asswhipping for good cause would not markedly improve the lives of a lot of errant dindus.

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    So you're bragging about elder abuse?
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  33. @Dave Pinsen
    Ed Realist made a similar point (without the nonsense about institutional racism).

    https://twitter.com/Ed_Realist/status/961295520751697920

    As RAH wrote, “An armed society is a polite society.” Just maybe armed teachers would have a positive effect on student behavior, sort of like G. Gordon Liddy’s German refugee teacher in high school established an excellent environment for learning by clocking an unruly student the first day of class.

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  34. This illustrates why we’re at loggerheads and can’t make any progress.

    On the one hand she blames slavery and it’s legacy for her people’s problems today and makes it sound as though those problems would disappear if only they could just get away from whites; which of course is just not an option because…..

    Because why? We’re holding them back? By that wall we built that pens them in? Most of us would chip in to pay to see them go. And wish them Godspeed.

    But on the other hand, when whites say “Okay, if you won’t leave then we have the right to protect ourselves from your depredations either by incarcerating or shooting you, then she says “Huh uh, no you can’t do that.”

    So where does that leave us? Somehow all whites–even the one-half of the white population who arrived here after the Civil War–are responsible and blacks not only have the right to “whupp” them but, if Justice were to be done, blacks are entitled to renumeration from all whites for their alleged past crimes! So whites must pay for their whupping.

    It’s really simple isn’t it? In her logic, all roads lead to the gibs, don’t they?

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  35. @Whiskey
    Semi on topic they are gunning for Peter Thiel and Palantir.

    https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/27/17054740/palantir-predictive-policing-tool-new-orleans-nopd

    https://nypost.com/2015/11/22/at-least-10-people-shot-at-new-orleans-park/

    I’ll never forget this article…..happened few weeks before my aunt passed from cancer in NOLA.

    This happened less than a mile from her very slowly gentrifying ninth ward neighborhood on Royal Street.

    If ten white or Jewish kids get shot by a psycho at a school the media bitches about gun control for a yr…. If it happens in the hood and the perps and victims are black…..it gets nemoryholed…..

    NOPD has its hands full. Lots of officers leave for the suburban departments on the North Shore or in the west suburbs like metarie….

    But palantir didn’t have to tell us who the usual suspects are…..the NOPD knows half of them and the other half blip their radar for stupid shit at some point. Still nice laboratory…..

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  36. @Anonymous
    Three days "assistant professor" means adjunct, right?

    Nope. It means hired recently enough to not have tenure, but on track for tenure. You publish enough to impress your committees enough, you become an associate professor (tenured). You impress people still more later and you become a professor (big raise).

    An adjunct is called an adjunct: he doesn’t hold a full time appointment, isn’t a member of the voting faculty, etc. (at least not in the university or department in question; I was an assistant professor at a college of law and adjunct professor in another school at the university at one point…). He’s a contracted, hired gun. For the classes I taught as an adjunct, I got a check based on the number of credit hours taught and that was it.

    A lecturer is usually an instructor employed by the university (rather than contracted, as an adjunct professor would be) often full time, but not actually a member of the faculty, and expected only to teach and not research, with no hope or consideration for tenure. (And adjunct likewise is hired only.to teach and has no shot at tenure, but his primary gig is for a law firm, or as an engineer at Intel Corp., or in his own medical practice, etc. vs. working in academia…).

    That’s a short, short version with some oversimplifications but nonetheless quite serviceable for the interested.

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    Two years ago, I was offered a position as an adjunct to teach accounting to undergraduates at a reputable 4-year college better known for its engineering program. I turned down the $3500 offer for one semester, two classes per week. Maybe after retirement when I can easily recycle the syllabus.
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  37. Steve, unfortunately nice white ladies are suckers for the ostentatious guilt trip. It is more emotionally satisfying.

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  38. @Anonymous
    Did Rachel Dolezal change her name?

    https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/818830499468734464/dI11Y7kk_400x400.jpg

    She has an autobiography, written while she was a grad student. And it involves guns!:

    https://www.amazon.com/That-Mean-Old-Yesterday-Memoir/dp/0743293118


    On a rainy night in November 1999, a shoeless Stacey Patton, promising student at NYU, approached her adoptive parents' house with a gun in her hand. She wanted to kill them. Or so she thought.

    No one would ever imagine that the vibrant, smart, and attractive Stacey had a childhood from hell. After all, with God-fearing, house-proud, and hardworking adoptive parents, she appeared to beat the odds. But her mother was tyrannical, and her father turned a blind eye to the years of abuse his wife heaped on their love-starved little girl.

    Now in her beautiful memoir, Stacey links her experience to the legacy of American slavery and successfully frames her understanding of why her good adoptive parents did terrible things to her by realizing they had terrible things done to them.
     

    There's more in Look Inside the Book, but I can't copy and paste it. "I took the heavy black nine-millimeter out of my pocket ...."

    … a shoeless Stacey Patton, promising student at NYU, approached her adoptive parents’ house with a gun in her hand. She wanted to kill them. … But her mother was tyrannical, and her father turned a blind eye to the years of abuse his wife heaped on their love-starved little girl.

    Too bad Stacy didn’t get the authentic experience of growing up black, eh? More bruises, equal number of shoes, less NYU. And hell to the naw for shooting her mama.

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  39. @Anon
    One of my in-laws, who comes from a foreign country, says she's glad her country bans all guns because if she had one in the vicinity when she got mad, she'd use it. She frankly admits she can't control her temper. Most people who live in or come from third world countries are like this, and there are enough people in second- and first-world countries with poor impulse control to be an issue.

    This, in a nutshell, is why I disapprove of guns in schools. Schools are brim-full of teenagers with poor impulse control. If you have a gun in a classroom, at some point some angry student who has blown a fuse is going to get at it and use it, even if that student has to smash the teacher's desk apart to get it.

    Guns will be stolen from teachers and out of classrooms by blacks and Hispanics whose after-school job is theft. They need weapons, and the instant they find out their teacher has a gun, they'll be watching him or her like a hawk for weeks on end to locate and steal it.

    Guns in schools is a terrible idea. To put it bluntly, we have more actual criminals already in schools than we have potential school shooters, and this disparity in numbers means putting weapons in schools is a bad idea.

    Guns will be stolen from teachers and out of classrooms by blacks and Hispanics whose after-school job is theft. They need weapons, and the instant they find out their teacher has a gun, they’ll be watching him or her like a hawk for weeks on end to locate and steal it.

    Can’t they just borrow one or buy one at the corner store? I seem to recall a number of cases like that.

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  40. @rogue-one
    >For example, Patricia Cummings, a middle school teacher in the Bronx borough of New York, made her seventh-grade students lie on the floor while she stepped on one student’s back to illustrate the trauma of the Middle Passage of the slave trade during Black History Month.

    Patricia Cummings thought she was being woke.

    Not woke enough. They should have started with having the black students capture each other and after a short march to the cafeteria sell the prisoners to Teach Patricia for $5 a head or a couple of loosies.

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  41. IF this were true it would be a point in favor of arming the teachers.

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    Occasionally I read one of your comments to remind myself why I skip over 95% of your comments, and you seldom disappoint. This might be your most loathsome comment to date, but I'm sure you're proud of that. I take pleasure in knowing you will likely never know the touch of a woman whom you're not paying.
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  42. @Meretricious
    Steve, what makes you think Cruz is European? He's adopted; he looks Latino (and has hallmarks of fetal alcohol syndrome).

    You’re right. He’s clearly full blooded Aztec. Thanks for clearing this up for us, champ.

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  43. @Krastos the Gluemaker
    Non-Jewish white males appear to comprise less than half of all male mass shooters/school shooters/etc in the United States, but newspaper writers, talking heads, and politicians disproportionately blame them in advocating for a host of security and surveillance measures.

    Not the thing to comment on all the time, but what the heck: if Cruz is actually genetically at least part Jewish, that adds onto a now pretty shockingly high proportion of 10+ incident kills school shooters (at least 3 since the 90s) in the US being so.

    The general picture must go back for a good 50 years and the best available data.

    To be fair, people are just really really bad at grokking anything about crime; it's the one normie thing "law and order Republicans" actually understand. The general non-criminal public of course does truly fear crime. First normies are super innumerate, such that they wouldn't get the difference between a hundred and a million deaths, then they refuse to be impartial when some racial, religious, or whatever bias strikes them as at stake.

    I've said somewhere before I'm probably one of the few people in America who correctly thinks that George Zimmerman should have been tried and convicted for manslaughter, and Officer Wilson was innocent of wrongdoing, acting in line with his duties. There are many other famous cases (again, OJ as an example) groups of people are crazy on while I, I guess unintuitively to observers, have little sympathy for violent criminals. The US justice system is still horrible not for racial bias these days as the random journo claims here but for its inconsistency and stupidity. To all the commenters not from the US you really have to understand just how poorly the system handles things like drunk driving homicides where justice varies tremendously from state to state and on deranged whims, and the public understands nothing but outrage (even in the investigation stage, a la Ted Kennedy. I suppose in the interest of communicating to the unfamiliar: the Kennedy incident certainly should have been investigated rather than hushed up, and present day random citizens get more severe manslaughter or homicide convictions on less "impaired driving", but that's "justice")

    GZ did nothing wrong, you clown.

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    Another black liar or psychotic with access to the mainstream media, completely delusional if she's not simply mendacious, for which facts don't matter or are inverted for political/ ideological reasons. George Zimmerman had no "reason to fear for his life" after Trayvon Martin punched him in the face and knocked him to the groud and was pounding the back of his skull into the pavement. Darren Wilson had no "reason to fear for his life" when Michael Brown, a 6-foot, 4-inch 300 lb. brute, assaulted him, tried to grab his gun, and bull-rushed him with intent to murder. They "misinterpreted" the actions of these pure innocent black "children."
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  44. @27 year old
    IF this were true it would be a point in favor of arming the teachers.

    Occasionally I read one of your comments to remind myself why I skip over 95% of your comments, and you seldom disappoint. This might be your most loathsome comment to date, but I’m sure you’re proud of that. I take pleasure in knowing you will likely never know the touch of a woman whom you’re not paying.

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  45. @Krastos the Gluemaker
    Non-Jewish white males appear to comprise less than half of all male mass shooters/school shooters/etc in the United States, but newspaper writers, talking heads, and politicians disproportionately blame them in advocating for a host of security and surveillance measures.

    Not the thing to comment on all the time, but what the heck: if Cruz is actually genetically at least part Jewish, that adds onto a now pretty shockingly high proportion of 10+ incident kills school shooters (at least 3 since the 90s) in the US being so.

    The general picture must go back for a good 50 years and the best available data.

    To be fair, people are just really really bad at grokking anything about crime; it's the one normie thing "law and order Republicans" actually understand. The general non-criminal public of course does truly fear crime. First normies are super innumerate, such that they wouldn't get the difference between a hundred and a million deaths, then they refuse to be impartial when some racial, religious, or whatever bias strikes them as at stake.

    I've said somewhere before I'm probably one of the few people in America who correctly thinks that George Zimmerman should have been tried and convicted for manslaughter, and Officer Wilson was innocent of wrongdoing, acting in line with his duties. There are many other famous cases (again, OJ as an example) groups of people are crazy on while I, I guess unintuitively to observers, have little sympathy for violent criminals. The US justice system is still horrible not for racial bias these days as the random journo claims here but for its inconsistency and stupidity. To all the commenters not from the US you really have to understand just how poorly the system handles things like drunk driving homicides where justice varies tremendously from state to state and on deranged whims, and the public understands nothing but outrage (even in the investigation stage, a la Ted Kennedy. I suppose in the interest of communicating to the unfamiliar: the Kennedy incident certainly should have been investigated rather than hushed up, and present day random citizens get more severe manslaughter or homicide convictions on less "impaired driving", but that's "justice")

    “I’m probably one of the few people in America who correctly thinks that George Zimmerman should have been tried and convicted for manslaughter,”

    I doubt you would think so if you’d ever been ground pounded by a larger, stronger man.

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  46. I wonder what the demographics are of Stacey Patton’s neighborhood?

    If Stacey Patton has bred, what are the demographics of said offspring’s school?

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  47. Thirty years ago, the wooly headed liberals in the movie Lean on Me were an object of ridicule for their thug coddling stupidity. Nowadays, Joe Clark would be the bad guy in that movie.

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  48. @Been
    Right, I'm sure Cruz's biological mother was a Jewish drug addict who had two kids with two different men a year apart (including at least one black guy), and then gave both children up for adoption to a non-Jewish couple who raised both her kids Catholic.

    By the way, who are all these Jewish shooters? The only one with actual Jewish ancestry was Dylan Klebold, who was of one quarter Jewish descent. Out of all the shooters, having one quarter Jew is a statistical error.

    Right, I’m sure Cruz’s biological mother was a Jewish drug addict who had two kids with two different men a year apart (including at least one black guy), and then gave both children up for adoption to a non-Jewish couple who raised both her kids Catholic.

    You are right, giving birth then giving the child up for adoption doesn’t fit the Jewish pattern.

    Every Jewish woman I have ever known has had one or more abortions. The only women I have known who had abortions were Jewish.

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  49. @Autochthon
    The miniature biographies of the authors you always include with these excerpts are hilarious, and often far more interesting and telling (certainly more entertaining and funny!) than the article or except (which I confess I often don't bother reading once the biography clearly communicates the author to be mentally deranged, as here).

    Stacey Patton is an assistant professor of multimedia journalism at Morgan State University and the author of “Spare The Kids: Why Whupping Children Won’t Save Black America.”
     
    As so often occurs, and increasingly so, you'd be hard pressed to find anything this good in The Onion during its heyday.

    I'll take a moment to also pedantically note these ostensibly professional writers (and professors of writing, no less!) don't seem to know that the titles of monographs call for italics or underlining, and that quotations are for poems, essays, and the like. Morgan would be proud.

    I’ll take a moment to also pedantically note these ostensibly professional writers (and professors of writing, no less!) don’t seem to know that the titles of monographs call for italics or underlining, and that quotations are for poems, essays, and the like. Morgan would be proud.

    Newspaper and Associated Press stylebooks are different from The Chicago Manual of Style. Probably dating back to the days of metal Linotype typesetting, italic use is in short supply. I mean, have you really not noticed for your entire adult life that newspapers generally don’t use italics for book or magazine titles? Like you, I find it stupid and confusing, but I wouldn’t blame it on the writers.

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    I take your point but I reject the exculpation of the writers and publishers, for the same reason I would reject the idea one should continue using multiple hyphens to stand in for a dash or adding two spaces between sentences as though they were still using an antique typewriter.

    After all, as The New York Times and the rest of these newspapers – whose material is primarily disseminated and read online anyhow – know so we'll: it's The Current Year!
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  50. @Autochthon
    Nope. It means hired recently enough to not have tenure, but on track for tenure. You publish enough to impress your committees enough, you become an associate professor (tenured). You impress people still more later and you become a professor (big raise).


    An adjunct is called an adjunct: he doesn't hold a full time appointment, isn't a member of the voting faculty, etc. (at least not in the university or department in question; I was an assistant professor at a college of law and adjunct professor in another school at the university at one point...). He's a contracted, hired gun. For the classes I taught as an adjunct, I got a check based on the number of credit hours taught and that was it.

    A lecturer is usually an instructor employed by the university (rather than contracted, as an adjunct professor would be) often full time, but not actually a member of the faculty, and expected only to teach and not research, with no hope or consideration for tenure. (And adjunct likewise is hired only.to teach and has no shot at tenure, but his primary gig is for a law firm, or as an engineer at Intel Corp., or in his own medical practice, etc. vs. working in academia...).

    That's a short, short version with some oversimplifications but nonetheless quite serviceable for the interested.

    Two years ago, I was offered a position as an adjunct to teach accounting to undergraduates at a reputable 4-year college better known for its engineering program. I turned down the $3500 offer for one semester, two classes per week. Maybe after retirement when I can easily recycle the syllabus.

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  51. @al-Gharaniq
    There are some amazing statements in there, chief among of them:

    And we came to Christianity through our brutal, horrible and dark mistreatment during slavery. There’s absolutely no evidence that Black people in West Africa treated their children with this kind of ritualistic violence prior to contact with European missionaries. We need to interrogate this theology.
     
    Hmm... really?

    http://www.annikahipple.com/writing/coming-of-age-rituals-in-africa/

    The transition period often involves various tests and ordeals, many of them painful. Depending on the ethnic group, these trials may involve physical marking such as circumcision or other body scarification without the use of anesthesia.
     
    For extra fun, I looked up her book as well; her basic argument boils down to "well, most of African history was oral tradition, and a lot of that was lost, but from what we do know they haven't mentioned anything about 'whupping' children. Ergo, it was white Europeans who introduced them to this."

    https://books.google.com/books?id=q_VMDgAAQBAJ&pg=PA39#v=onepage&q&f=false

    “well, most of African history was oral tradition, and a lot of that was lost, but from what we do know they haven’t mentioned anything about ‘whupping’ children. Ergo, it was white Europeans who introduced them to this.”

    http://exiledonline.com/war-nerd-from-hyenas-belly-to-canadian-bitch/all/1/

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  52. If Colleen Ritzer had had a gun… she probably wouldn’t have used it.

    Don’t know who she was? Google her – how quickly we forget.

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  53. Public school teachers have a moral and legal obligation to protect kids at school.

    If they can’t do it, then they should be defunded and/or fired.

    The Broward County public school system is a complete failure in protecting school kids because of the usual nonsense, Obama-styled political correctness.:

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/02/incompetence_wasnt_the_problem_in_broward_county.html

    In November 2013, Sundance first reported that Broward County was “willing to jump on the diversionary bandwagon.” As an attached Associated Press article noted, “One of the nation’s largest school districts has reached an agreement with law enforcement agencies and the NAACP to reduce the number of students being charged with crimes for minor offenses.” The goal, as the article explained, was to create an alternative to the zero-tolerance policies then in place by giving principals, not law enforcement, the authority to determine the nature of the offense.

    In a collaborative agreement among school officials and law enforcement, the presence of the NAACP might seem anomalous, but not in the Obama era, where considerations of race routinely shaped educational policy. “One of the first things I saw was a huge differential in minority students, black male students in particular, in terms of suspensions and arrests,” Broward’s recently hired school superintendent, Robert Runcie, told the American Prospect. A black American, Runcie assumed that the differential was due largely to some unspoken institutional bias against minorities. As he saw it, these suspensions played a major role in the so-called “achievement gap” between white and minority students.

    The first two “whereas” clauses in the collaborative agreement deal with opportunities for students in general, but the third speaks to the motivating issue behind the agreement: “Whereas, across the country, students of color, students with disabilities, and LGBTQ students are disproportionately impacted by school-based arrests for the same behavior as their peers.”

    The spurious “same behavior” insinuation would put the onus on law enforcement to treat black students more gingerly than they would non-blacks. To make the issue seem less stark, authorities cloaked the black American crime disparity with EEOC boilerplate about “students of color” and other presumably marginalized individuals. Although nonsensical on the face of it – one is hard pressed to recall a crime spree by the disabled – this language opened the door for Nikolas de Jesus Cruz. An adopted son of the late Roger and Linda Cruz, the future school shooter had a name that fit the “metrics” of the collaborative agreement, regardless of his DNA.

    It is not hard to understand why Broward County officials would be eager to adopt this program. Miami-Dade had been receiving all kinds of honors for its efforts to shut down the dread “school-to-prison” pipeline. On February 15, 2012, Miami-Dade County Public Schools put out a press release citing a commendation the Miami-Dade Schools Police (M-DSPD) had recently received. The Department of Juvenile Justice had singled out Miami-Dade for “dramatically decreasing” school-related “delinquency.” Said M-DSPD Chief Charles Hurley, “Our mantra is education not incarceration.”

    Comment: school diversion programs like the PROMISE PROGRAM are yet another example of the Afro ethnic group behavior of protecting Afro criminals.

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  54. @Anonymous

    How long would it be, if Trump’s plan became reality, before a teacher shoots a black student and then invokes the “I feared for my life” defense.
     
    Probably pretty quickly, because a lot of teachers legitimately fear for their lives. Feature, not bug.

    The problem though is that the scary students will grab the gun and kill the teacher first. That's why arming teachers is not a good idea. Arming a few of them, big men, familiar with firearms, scattered throughout the campus, is not a bad idea though.

    Arming a few of them, big men, familiar with firearms, scattered throughout the campus, is not a bad idea though.

    If you listen to what Trump has actually said, this is exactly what he has in mind.

    If you listen to the press, he wants to force every lady kindergarten teacher, willing or unwilling, to carry a Uzi in her purse whether she wants to or not.

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  55. @Anonymous
    By the way, if this white Broward County shooter had not happened to have a Spanish surname,

    Cruz is Hispanic, and possibly Jewish.

    1. Neither preclude him from being white. He sure looks white in his photos. His 1/2 brother, BTW, is black (or 1/2 black).

    2. Cruz was adopted so we don’t know his birth name nor the religion of his parents. He reportedly said something about being Jewish but he’s not exactly a reliable source and there aren’t that many Jewish crack whores which was apparently his birth mother’s occupation.

    3. So, for all we know, Cruz could be pure Founding Stock American or the bastard love child of Ted Cruz and Barbara Streisand. As our First Woman President once said, “What difference does it make? ” The dead are just as dead and aren’t coming back either way.

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  56. @Krastos the Gluemaker
    Non-Jewish white males appear to comprise less than half of all male mass shooters/school shooters/etc in the United States, but newspaper writers, talking heads, and politicians disproportionately blame them in advocating for a host of security and surveillance measures.

    Not the thing to comment on all the time, but what the heck: if Cruz is actually genetically at least part Jewish, that adds onto a now pretty shockingly high proportion of 10+ incident kills school shooters (at least 3 since the 90s) in the US being so.

    The general picture must go back for a good 50 years and the best available data.

    To be fair, people are just really really bad at grokking anything about crime; it's the one normie thing "law and order Republicans" actually understand. The general non-criminal public of course does truly fear crime. First normies are super innumerate, such that they wouldn't get the difference between a hundred and a million deaths, then they refuse to be impartial when some racial, religious, or whatever bias strikes them as at stake.

    I've said somewhere before I'm probably one of the few people in America who correctly thinks that George Zimmerman should have been tried and convicted for manslaughter, and Officer Wilson was innocent of wrongdoing, acting in line with his duties. There are many other famous cases (again, OJ as an example) groups of people are crazy on while I, I guess unintuitively to observers, have little sympathy for violent criminals. The US justice system is still horrible not for racial bias these days as the random journo claims here but for its inconsistency and stupidity. To all the commenters not from the US you really have to understand just how poorly the system handles things like drunk driving homicides where justice varies tremendously from state to state and on deranged whims, and the public understands nothing but outrage (even in the investigation stage, a la Ted Kennedy. I suppose in the interest of communicating to the unfamiliar: the Kennedy incident certainly should have been investigated rather than hushed up, and present day random citizens get more severe manslaughter or homicide convictions on less "impaired driving", but that's "justice")

    Not the thing to comment on all the time, but what the heck: if Cruz is actually genetically at least part Jewish, that adds onto a now pretty shockingly high proportion of 10+ incident kills school shooters (at least 3 since the 90s) in the US being so.

    1st of all, that’s a big if since Cruz is not exactly a reliable source about anything. 2nd I don’t know what your stats are but

    (1) most full blooded Jews (not always but on average) tend to come from “gun free” homes because they are mainly urban (and were religiously prohibited from hunting and consuming what you could hunt). To the extent that the mass shooters were Jewish I think most of them were part Jewish rather than fully Jewish.

    (2) Any endeavor that requires a high degree of organization and advance planning is likely to disproportionately involve Jews, whether it is inventing a polio vaccine or mass shooting. The usual ratio in the US for anything of this nature is 1 Jewish guy for every 3 or 4 smart white guys or Asians doing the same thing. (What is your “shockingly high proportion”?) Even doing what Cruz did involves a fair amount of planning in accumulating the necessary amount of ammunition, sneaking into the school, pulling the fire alarm to get people out of the class room, etc. Most American blacks, even if they were interested in doing a mass shooting, lack the ability to do that kind of advance planning. Arabs can sometimes clear the hurdle – while not bright overall, they seem to have a special flair for planning cruel surprise attacks. The level of planning that went into the Las Vegas shootings is probably beyond the ability of 99% of all blacks.

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    I covered a school shooting in a suburb of San Diego in 2001. It was a pretty blue collar white people suburb with lots of pickup trucks and lots of evidence of above average interest in hunting for Southern California. I think that's where the shooter kid got his rifle: from being a hunter.
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  57. “One report last year found that “school resource officers, who essentially function as law enforcement personnel, are more likely to be deployed on campuses with large numbers of black students.””

    Negroes gonna neeg

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    More confusion of cause and effect. They needed a study to show this? Maybe if we got rid of the school resource officers or distributed them evenly to all schools then the campus crime rate would equalize also. These people are either really stupid or really dishonest or (more likely) both.
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  58. @fredyetagain aka superhonky
    "One report last year found that “school resource officers, who essentially function as law enforcement personnel, are more likely to be deployed on campuses with large numbers of black students.”"

    Negroes gonna neeg

    More confusion of cause and effect. They needed a study to show this? Maybe if we got rid of the school resource officers or distributed them evenly to all schools then the campus crime rate would equalize also. These people are either really stupid or really dishonest or (more likely) both.

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  59. This is something that bothers me about the “arm the teachers” meme. I don’t know if people really understand how volatile some public schools are. At my high school, which was about 50% white/black, teachers regularly had to break up fights and seeing a student cuss out a teacher and get in their face in a threatening manner just because the teacher asked them to stop talking in class was so common it was like background noise. I’ve never personally seen a student fight a teacher, but I’ve seen plenty of youtube videos and worldstarhiphop videos where students beat the shit out of a teacher. If teachers were armed, then that would be a nice deterrent against the rare school shooting, but how would it affect these boring, everyday, hoodlum-on-teacher attacks? Any confrontation between a student and teacher would be potentially deadly. A teacher would have to use their gun or else the student might take it and start shooting. Obviously, the easy solution to this would be to just completely get rid of any student that has ever tried to intimidate, assault, or threaten a teacher. Kids like that just shouldn’t be in school. But no one has the balls to try anything like that.

    Also, Ta Nehisi Coates is writing a Captain America comic and he wrote an article in The Atlantic about how scared he is about it, lol. https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2018/02/we-who-love-america/553991/

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  60. I guess my point is really that the Stacey Pattons of the world are going to keep insisting that Blacks and Latinos are just innocent victims of White racism and the nice White liberals who at least have some noticing ability (but are dishonest cowards) will not come out and say that the problem with arming teachers is that certain students, mostly Black ones, do not have the self-control to not get themselves shot by armed authority figures.

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  61. @Been
    Right, I'm sure Cruz's biological mother was a Jewish drug addict who had two kids with two different men a year apart (including at least one black guy), and then gave both children up for adoption to a non-Jewish couple who raised both her kids Catholic.

    By the way, who are all these Jewish shooters? The only one with actual Jewish ancestry was Dylan Klebold, who was of one quarter Jewish descent. Out of all the shooters, having one quarter Jew is a statistical error.

    Son of Sam – David Berkowitz – “Berkowitz’s mother, Elizabeth “Betty” Broder, grew up as part of an impoverished Jewish family.” (Wikipedia)

    Baruch Kopel Goldstein was an American-Israeli physician, killed “29 Palestinian Muslim worshippers and wounding another 125. He was beaten to death by survivors of the massacre.” (Wikipedia)

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  62. By the way, if this white Broward County shooter had not happened to have a Spanish surname, wouldn’t he have been more likely to have gotten on a list that would have slowed his efforts to acquire a gun?

    Maybe and maybe not. If black and Hispanics are “overrepresented” in receiving school discipline in relation to non-Hispanic whites, there are (at least) two ways to fix the problem. One is not to write so many blacks and Hispanics up, which is openly being tried, The other way, which is not usually mentioned in public, is to write whites up MORE. Given the logic of bureaucracy the latter would not surprise me.

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  63. @Anonymous
    By the way, if this white Broward County shooter had not happened to have a Spanish surname,

    Cruz is Hispanic, and possibly Jewish.

    If not for his Spanish surname, this lunatic would have been in an insane asylum or the mental ward of a prison rather than free to buy an arsenal of weapons and commit mass murder. The irony is that he’s white but was never arrested, prosecuted, committed, or incarcerated because he’s “Hispanic,” a beneficiary of “affirmative-action” justice simply because of his surname.

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  64. Arming Teachers Would Put Black and Latino Kids in DangerArming Teachers Would Put Black and Latino Kids in Danger

    If arming a group of people isn’t dangerous to somebody, then there’s no point in arming them, is there? Obviously, there should be rules of engagement for teachers that would be different for the typical concealed carry citizen. If a guy on the street gets punched by a thug and the thug comes at him again, the guy can shoot the attacker.

    The author actually has a point, to one degree or another: if every black male student who punches someone in school gets shot, there are going to be a whole lot of dead black male students. So my guy on the street scenario isn’t applicable or workable if the main point of arming teachers is to stop mass shootings at schools, and nothing else. We will have to take into account, however, that non-firearms related violence can be very lethal (e.g. DOJ statistics consistently and correctly state that more people are murdered by knives every year than by rifles of all types.)

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/16/fbi-over-four-times-more-people-stabbed-to-death/

    But will teachers be allowed to shoot threatening students who are armed with knives? That should depend on case by case context, and our society doesn’t seem to deal well with context. Also – and this is a big one – armed personnel at schools are likely to be caught up in an insidious “mission creep”…they’ll be called upon to handle everything from breaking up fights to stopping vandalism in progress, and that’s a very bad idea. Having said that, having competent people in schools armed with guns isn’t just a good idea, it’s the only workable idea.

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  65. @Laugh Track

    I’ll take a moment to also pedantically note these ostensibly professional writers (and professors of writing, no less!) don’t seem to know that the titles of monographs call for italics or underlining, and that quotations are for poems, essays, and the like. Morgan would be proud.
     
    Newspaper and Associated Press stylebooks are different from The Chicago Manual of Style. Probably dating back to the days of metal Linotype typesetting, italic use is in short supply. I mean, have you really not noticed for your entire adult life that newspapers generally don't use italics for book or magazine titles? Like you, I find it stupid and confusing, but I wouldn't blame it on the writers.

    I take your point but I reject the exculpation of the writers and publishers, for the same reason I would reject the idea one should continue using multiple hyphens to stand in for a dash or adding two spaces between sentences as though they were still using an antique typewriter.

    After all, as The New York Times and the rest of these newspapers – whose material is primarily disseminated and read online anyhow – know so we’ll: it’s The Current Year!

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  66. How long would it be, if Trump’s plan became reality, before a teacher shoots a black student and then invokes the “I feared for my life” defense we continually hear from police officers who misinterpret young black people’s behavior with deadly consequences?

    We’d probably read about a black taking a teacher’s gun first. Several times. I assume we are talking about teachers packing the whole time they’re teaching. These aren’t things that blend well, black youfs, whites carrying, and education.

    But this seems like squirrel-pointing; it’s gonna be gun-nut constituencies that go anywhere with this, if anyone does; e.g., rural white communities in PA. There will be zero teachers killing kids, zero kids taking teacher’s gun and killing anyone, and zero mass shooters for teachers to defend students against.

    No way will this ever be allowed in places with lots of diversity.

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  67. If you listen to what Trump has actually said, this is exactly what he has in mind.

    If you listen to the press, he wants to force every lady kindergarten teacher, willing or unwilling, to carry a Uzi in her purse whether she wants to or not.

    That may be his intention, but somehow I doubt “big male coaches only” will be in the legislation.

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  68. @Highlander
    From his photograph he looks like he suffers from some sort of microcephaly, i.e. he is a "pinhead."

    That is macrocephalic

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    I don't think so. His face is definitely outsized in proportion to his head.
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  69. @BenKenobi
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbXfEGVpqrM

    I think you came into the scene too late … the line most relevant to the current state of safety in American schools would be, “If I say it’s safe to surf this beach, Captain, it’s safe to surf this beach!”

    Ah, memories!

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  70. Funny, the REAL “school-to-prison pipeline” is being unable to read by 3rd grade.

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  71. @Steve Sailer
    We need to interrogate this theology.

    When I was a kid, the only people who said "interrogate" were SS officers in black leather uniforms in WWII movies. Now "interrogate" is the favorite word of lefty postmodern academics.

    Steve, that’s probably because these squirrely little dweebs fantasize themselves as Bolshevik Cheka officers with a rubber truncheon in hand that they are slapping against their thigh as they confront a suspected alt-right badthinker tied to a chair under a hot, over-bright light. Getting ready to “interrogate” him, don’t you know. More than a little of the Grand Inquisitor in these lefty postmodern academics, and it stands revealed in their vocabulary. Nietzschean ressentiment just rolls off of these fuckers in waves.

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  72. @AndrewR
    GZ did nothing wrong, you clown.

    Another black liar or psychotic with access to the mainstream media, completely delusional if she’s not simply mendacious, for which facts don’t matter or are inverted for political/ ideological reasons. George Zimmerman had no “reason to fear for his life” after Trayvon Martin punched him in the face and knocked him to the groud and was pounding the back of his skull into the pavement. Darren Wilson had no “reason to fear for his life” when Michael Brown, a 6-foot, 4-inch 300 lb. brute, assaulted him, tried to grab his gun, and bull-rushed him with intent to murder. They “misinterpreted” the actions of these pure innocent black “children.”

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    Zimmerman left the safety of his car, with a loaded gun, to confront someone who (at best) was guilty of loitering (in the current circumstances.) Involuntary manslaughter seems obvious.
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  73. @Witch PHD
    That is macrocephalic

    I don’t think so. His face is definitely outsized in proportion to his head.

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  74. @Dave Pinsen
    Ed Realist made a similar point (without the nonsense about institutional racism).

    https://twitter.com/Ed_Realist/status/961295520751697920

    Blam.

    R.I.P. & L.O.L.

    The only other way would be to have drill instructors show who’s boss.

    Also: It’s happening: Teacher arrested after ‘shots fired’ at high school

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  75. Who are all these “part Jewish” mass shooters, other than Klebold? (I mean the actual ones, not the Paul Nehlen ones).

    David Berkowitz was more of a serial killer than a mass shooter. Baruch Goldstein doesn’t really fit the American context.

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    In today's context, Berkowitz would be considered a potential "mass shooter" because he had a Commando Arms .45ACP semi-automatic rifle equipped with 30 round magazines.
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  76. Correctional Officers, i.e. guards, don’t carry. We need to make schools less like jail. By getting the criminal students in jail. Arming teachers is too much like arming guards. With guns, someone is going to die.

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  77. @Been
    Who are all these "part Jewish" mass shooters, other than Klebold? (I mean the actual ones, not the Paul Nehlen ones).

    David Berkowitz was more of a serial killer than a mass shooter. Baruch Goldstein doesn't really fit the American context.

    In today’s context, Berkowitz would be considered a potential “mass shooter” because he had a Commando Arms .45ACP semi-automatic rifle equipped with 30 round magazines.

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  78. @Anonymous
    When I was a kid any major tantrum I threw at home resulted in an immediate ass whipping. The key was that it was immediate and severe. I learned to be careful about what I said and to think things through and to be damn careful about what I said when my father was around, and doubly so when mom and dad were there and he might interpret anything I said to mom as disrespect.

    Years later, I did beat the living hell out of my father-I utterly humiliated him and made him hurt really bad, and I did it in public. And I can't honestly say I'm sorry, he did a lot of bad things and he had a good ass whipping coming. But he and I got along fine after that. Mutual fear? Maybe. But the reason I was able to do it was that he'd driven me to do a lot of pushups and hit the bag a lot of times, and he had taught me, oddly enough, that the key was to wait until the right time and place presented itself. I think he had a sort of respect for that-in a Marquis of Queensbury fight he'd have beat me probably. I made my first right connect and I hit him hard, and after that I had the advantage.

    I wonder if a good and immediate asswhipping for good cause would not markedly improve the lives of a lot of errant dindus.

    So you’re bragging about elder abuse?

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  79. @Jack D

    Not the thing to comment on all the time, but what the heck: if Cruz is actually genetically at least part Jewish, that adds onto a now pretty shockingly high proportion of 10+ incident kills school shooters (at least 3 since the 90s) in the US being so.
     
    1st of all, that's a big if since Cruz is not exactly a reliable source about anything. 2nd I don't know what your stats are but

    (1) most full blooded Jews (not always but on average) tend to come from "gun free" homes because they are mainly urban (and were religiously prohibited from hunting and consuming what you could hunt). To the extent that the mass shooters were Jewish I think most of them were part Jewish rather than fully Jewish.

    (2) Any endeavor that requires a high degree of organization and advance planning is likely to disproportionately involve Jews, whether it is inventing a polio vaccine or mass shooting. The usual ratio in the US for anything of this nature is 1 Jewish guy for every 3 or 4 smart white guys or Asians doing the same thing. (What is your "shockingly high proportion"?) Even doing what Cruz did involves a fair amount of planning in accumulating the necessary amount of ammunition, sneaking into the school, pulling the fire alarm to get people out of the class room, etc. Most American blacks, even if they were interested in doing a mass shooting, lack the ability to do that kind of advance planning. Arabs can sometimes clear the hurdle - while not bright overall, they seem to have a special flair for planning cruel surprise attacks. The level of planning that went into the Las Vegas shootings is probably beyond the ability of 99% of all blacks.

    I covered a school shooting in a suburb of San Diego in 2001. It was a pretty blue collar white people suburb with lots of pickup trucks and lots of evidence of above average interest in hunting for Southern California. I think that’s where the shooter kid got his rifle: from being a hunter.

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  80. Arming teachers would mostly just lead to incidents where a student grabs the teacher’s gun and starts firing indiscriminately around the classroom. Just imagine someone who spends half their day with a pistol holstered on their waist writing algebra equations on a whiteboard with their back turned to 30 teenagers with raging hormones.

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  81. @rogue-one
    >One interesting thing about the current liberal media is how often they feel it’s a really good idea to insult their base of nice white lady public schoolteachers as being evil horrible racists.

    To be fair nice white ladies believe in the original sin of racism.

    I suspect nice white lady teachers don’t stay nice white ladies for very long unless they’re teaching in nice white schools.

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  82. @SMK
    Another black liar or psychotic with access to the mainstream media, completely delusional if she's not simply mendacious, for which facts don't matter or are inverted for political/ ideological reasons. George Zimmerman had no "reason to fear for his life" after Trayvon Martin punched him in the face and knocked him to the groud and was pounding the back of his skull into the pavement. Darren Wilson had no "reason to fear for his life" when Michael Brown, a 6-foot, 4-inch 300 lb. brute, assaulted him, tried to grab his gun, and bull-rushed him with intent to murder. They "misinterpreted" the actions of these pure innocent black "children."

    Zimmerman left the safety of his car, with a loaded gun, to confront someone who (at best) was guilty of loitering (in the current circumstances.) Involuntary manslaughter seems obvious.

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  83. Research shows that such practices [metal detectors, school police and armed guards . . . along with locked gates, random sweeps, and a host of other surveillance and security measures] foster hostile environments that have contributed to racial disparities in school suspensions, expulsions and arrests leading to the “school-to-prison pipeline,” by pushing more students of color out of school and into the juvenile justice system.

    Another laughable reversal of causation.

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