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From today’s White House press briefing:

Q Hi, Jen. Taylor Popielarz with Spectrum News. Three quick —

MS. PSAKI: Hi, Taylor.

Q — questions, so I’ll make them quick. First, has the President been briefed on 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant being shot and killed by police in Columbus, Ohio, yesterday? It happened moments before the Chauvin verdict came out.

MS. PSAKI: Yes. I should say — yes. And let me — let me just say, since you gave me the opportunity, the killing of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant by the Columbus Police is tragic. She was a child. We’re thinking of her friends and family and the communities that are hurting and grieving her loss.

We know that police violence disproportionately impacts Black and Latino people in communities, and that Black women and girls, like Black men and boys, experience higher rates of police violence. We also know that there are particular vulnerabilities that children in foster care — care, like Ma’Khia, face. And her death came, as you noted, just as America was hopeful of a step forward after the traumatic and exhausting trial of Derek Chauvin and the verdict that was reached.

So our focus is on working to address systemic racism and implici- — implicit bias head on and, of course, to passing laws and legislation that will put much-needed reforms into place at police departments around the country.

Q And has the President been briefed on it?

MS. PSAKI: Yes.

In reality, as I pointed out yesterday, the heroic cop should be given a parade.

He saved the life of one, possibly two black girls during this chaotic incident with his superb shooting.

The officer stopped the knife attacker with just inches to spare from impaling the girl in pink.

Meanwhile, the King of the NBA, LeBron James piles on the white cop for acting like he really believes Black Lives Matter:

Then James took the tweet down.

But says he only did for tactical reasons:

By the way, the city of Columbus did a great job yesterday of hustling the police shooter’s body cam footage out within about 7 hours of the shooting. Here’s today’s follow-up with body cam videos from the other other officers on the scene:

 

Why does America in the early Biden Era appear to be coming apart at the seams?

One clear reason is because our culture is increasingly based on the sacralization of blacks.

For example, the ruling party has, in all seriousness, transformed itself into what I jokingly called The Black Party.

Thus, we are supposed to treat the late George Floyd as a holy martyr:

But raising any group above criticism just encourage them to behave worse.

And Americans don’t like blacks because they are perfect but because they are (ever so) human.

Thus, America’s Establishment culture at the moment is a little bit like a cult that would declare Shia LaBeouf the perfect being. But Shia keeps behaving like an imperfect human. So ever more frantic rationalizations are required.

 

After my first week on the job after having moved to Chicago in 1982, I decided to go shopping at the Century Mall at 2828 North Clark Street. As I was about to walk in the door, a black teen in white leather sneakers rushed out past me, quickly followed by two Mexican security guards in hard black leather shoes. As they sprinted north on Clark, the black outdistancing the mestizos, I watched with great interest. Then the criminal made a sharp left turn on Orchard St, followed by his pursuers. As they disappeared from my sight, it occurred to me that this had been an important career decision the crook had just made in case Orchard turned out to be a dead end.

This reminded me of the time while snorkeling in Mexico I had obnoxiously chased a colorful clown fish until, apparently, he had finally arrived back in his own territory in the coral reef, at which point he stopped fleeing and turned to fight, baring his alarmingly sharp teeth at me. I prudently backed off.

Evidently, it’s important to have your own turf where you feel comfortable that you know all its ins and outs so in cases of push comes to shove you can maneuver adroitly, such as the Clark Street criminal needed to know whether or not turning left on Orchard would be a wise long-term decision.

Eventually, this struck me as having implications for real estate decision-making. Some neighborhoods in Chicago have radically higher crime rates than others, depending upon how familiar the criminally-inclined are with the neighborhood. You want to live in neighborhoods that the criminally-inclined don’t find familiar.

But this kind of learning experience is, evidently, racist. From Fox 32 Chicago:

Chicago cops may soon need permission before chasing a suspect on foot

By Mike Flannery Published 6 hours ago

Mayor Lori Lightfoot is considering a momentous change to Chicago police procedure: requiring officers to get a supervisor’s permission before beginning a foot chase. This comes after the shooting of Adam Toledo.

CHICAGO – Mayor Lori Lightfoot is considering a momentous change to Chicago police procedure: requiring officers to get a supervisor’s permission before beginning a foot chase.

For decades, the faster races deserve to outrun the slower races with their ill-gotten gains. But isn’t that racially bigoted? Why shouldn’t criminals from the slower races be entitled to simply walk away from the scene of their crimes?

What other steps can our elected leaders undertake to ensure mob rule?

OK, I’ve posted 12 times today. Some of my posts (such as the one on the police shooting of the Knife Girl in Columbus, Ohio) still being better than others, but 12 is, on the whole, a large number in the blogging business.

My peers, such as Andrew Sullivan, have largely given up blogging for the lucrative paywalled pasture of Substack newsletters. But I’ve stuck with free blogging while depending on the generosity of my readers. This allows me to lure in new readers.

Is that wise? On the one hand, bloggers who take Substack’s lucre are cutting themselves off from reaching new readers. I wouldn’t want to do that. On the other hand, many of the huge tech oligopolists, such as Google and Facebook, have more or less canceled me so it’s increasingly hard to find new readers.

Twitter has, on the whole not canceled me, although it suspended me last week for pointing out that a BLM cofounder had bought a house in ultra-white Topanga Canyon. Then Twitter apologized:

As I may have mentioned, I run iSteve fundraisers in April, August, and December.

Large or small, I find each donation to be a personal message of encouragement to keep doing what I’m doing. I more or less figured out the basic logic of the 21st Century, which hasn’t made me popular, but with your support I can keep on keeping on pointing out how the world works.

Here are eight ways for you to contribute:

First: You can use Paypal (non-tax deductible) by going to the page on my old blog here. Paypal accepts most credit cards. Contributions can be either one-time only, monthly, or annual. (Monthly is nice.)

Second: You can mail a non-tax deductible donation to:

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Please don’t forget to click my name at the VDARE site so the money goes to me: first, click on “Earmark your donation,” then click on “Steve Sailer:”

VDARE has been kiboshed from use of Paypal for being, I dunno, EVIL. But you can give via credit cards, Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin, check, money order, or stock.

Note: the VDARE site goes up and down on its own schedule, so if this link stops working, please let me know.

Fourth: Most banks now allow fee-free money transfers via Zelle.

If you have a Wells Fargo bank account, you can transfer money to me (with no fees) via Wells Fargo SurePay/Zelle. Just tell WF SurePay/Zelle to send the money to my ancient AOL email address steveslrAT aol.com — replace the AT with the usual @). (Non-tax deductible.) Please note, there is no 2.9% fee like with Paypal or Google Wallet, so this is good for large contributions.

Fifth: if you have a Chase bank account (or even other bank accounts), you can transfer money to me (with no fees) via Chase QuickPay/Zelle (FAQ). Just tell Chase QuickPay/Zelle to send the money to my ancient AOL email address (steveslrATaol.com — replace the AT with the usual @). If Chase asks for the name on my account, it’s StevenSailer with an n at the end of Steven. (Non-tax deductible.) There is no 2.9% fee like with Paypal or Google Wallet, so this is also good for large contributions.

Zelle might work with other banks too. Here’s a Zelle link for CitiBank. And Bank of America.

Zelle is really a good system: easy to use and the fees are nonexistent, unlike, say, Paypal.

Sixth: send money via the Paypal-like Google Wallet to my Gmail address (that’s isteveslrATgmail .com — replace the AT with a @). (Non-tax deductible.)

Seventh: You can use Bitcoin using Coinbase. Coinbase payments are not tax deductible. Below are links to two Coinbase pages of mine. This first is if you want to enter a U.S. dollar-denominated amount to pay me.

Pay With Bitcoin (denominated in U.S. Dollars)

This second is if you want to enter a Bitcoin-denominated amount. (Remember one Bitcoin is currently worth many U.S. dollars.)

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Eighth: At one reader’s request, I recently added Square as an 8th fundraising medium, although I’m vague on how it works. If you want to use Square, send me an email telling me how much to send you an invoice for. Or, if you know an easier way for us to use Square, please let me know.

Thanks.

 

From my new column in Taki’s Magazine:

Joe Biden’s Long Hot Spring
Steve Sailer

April 21, 2021

When Joe Biden was 21, American liberalism peaked on Nov. 3, 1964, as Lyndon Baines Johnson won over 61 percent of the popular vote …

But in 1968, LBJ dropped out and his vice president, Hubert Humphrey, could garner only 42.7 percent, a drop of 19.4 percentage points over four tumultuous years. After 1964, Democrats lost five of the next six presidential elections, some by landslides.

Are there any lessons for Biden in this history, which he might recall firsthand? What went wrong with LBJ’s ambitious guns and butter policies that are so reminiscent of Biden’s own lavish tax and spend plans?

Much, including, of course, Vietnam. …

But Johnson was stabbed in the back by the people he thought of as his friends and beneficiaries. It was the great liberal cities of the North that turned into battle zones during Johnson’s second term, with riots and the subsequent crime wave emptying out their law-abiding and tax-paying citizens.

Read the whole thing there.

 

From the New York Times news section:

Teenage Girl Is Fatally Shot by the Police in Columbus, Officials Say

The use of deadly force in Ohio happened just before the former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd.

By Neil Vigdor and Bryan Pietsch
April 20, 2021

A teenage girl was fatally shot by the police in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday afternoon, officials said, shortly before a jury reached a guilty verdict in the murder trial of the former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in last year’s killing of George Floyd.

The girl’s death cast an immediate pall over public expressions that justice had been served in Mr. Floyd’s case and touched off protests in Ohio’s capital city.

The Columbus Division of Police did not immediately provide details about the shooting, which was confirmed on Twitter by the city’s mayor, Andrew Ginther, who said there was police body camera footage of the confrontation and urged residents to keep the peace as protesters descended on the scene. …

Note that the NYT didn’t have the body camera footage when they posted this article. I do, and I analyze it below.

My brief impression was that Mayor Ginther handled it pretty well, unlike many other politicians recently, emphasizing keep calm and wait for the facts. He didn’t throw the cop under the bus or start apologizing to the mob.

But check out the responses to the Mayor’s level-headedness:

The Columbus Dispatch reported that police had been responding to a 911 call about an attempted stabbing when the shooting took place around 4:45 p.m. in the southeastern part of Columbus. The verdict in the Chauvin case was announced about 20 minutes later.

A woman interviewed by The Dispatch identified the victim, who was Black, as her 15-year-old niece. The woman, Hazel Bryant, told the newspaper that her niece lived in a foster home and got into an altercation with someone else at the home.

Ms. Bryant said her niece had a knife, but maintained that the girl had dropped the knife before she was shot multiple times by a police officer, the newspaper reported.

… A crowd of protesters gathered outside the city’s police building, local news media reported.

The teenager’s death quickly received widespread attention, including from Ben Crump, the Floyd family’s lawyer, amid a continuing reckoning over police accountability and systemic racism.

“As we breathed a collective sigh of relief today, a community in Columbus felt the sting of another police shooting as @ColumbusPolice killed an unarmed 15yo Black girl,” Mr. Crump said. “Another child lost! Another hashtag.”

With Ben Crump on the case, you know you are getting the straight story.

The Columbus police have released the shooting cop’s body camera video. It all happens extremely fast as the cop is getting out of his cruiser. To evaluate the challenge facing the cop, watch it first in normal speed from 6:38 and try to figure out what is happening in the chaos.

Watching the video in in regular speed, I thought it must have been a bad shoot by the cop.

But I was completely baffled by what was going on. For example, knife-girl first knocks down a light-skinned black girl, at which point a black man in a grey hoodie and blue jeans comes over and kicks her while she’s down. What the hell is that about?

If I’d been in that patrol car, I would have backed up away down the street and called for a helicopter to come drop a huge net over everybody on the sidewalk so we could take our time sorting out who was doing what.

But then watch it again from when at 8:42 they play it in slo-mo.

First the teen girl with a knife (black top and blue jeans) knocks another girl down, and then charges the girl in pink. You can see the attempted murderer’s big knife clearly at 9:56 in the video as she draws it back to impale (or perhaps slash the throat of) the girl in pink, at which point the cop kills the attacker, saving the girl in pink:

Watching it once in super slo-mo, however, it looked instead like a good shoot.

Watching it several times in super slo-mo, it looks like a great shoot that stopped a likely murder with maybe 0.3 seconds to spare before the big knife plunged home, like a scene in a 1950s Western TV show in which the sheriff shoots the bandit just as the bad guy attempts to kill the schoolmarm.

Note that the cop didn’t hit the would-be victim in pink nor anybody else standing around, just the stabber.

Will the headline tomorrow morning be “White Hero Cop Saves Black Girl’s Life”?

Of course, Joe Biden would have done it even better. Last June Biden advised:

“There is the idea that instead of standing there and teaching an agent when an unarmed person comes at him with a knife or something, shoot him in the leg instead of the heart.”

I’ve been impressed watching all these police shooting videos in recent years by how seldom police hit bystanders. They seem to pour a lot of bullets into the central body mass of the person they are aiming for with few missed shots careening around the neighborhood.

I’m wondering if increased cop accuracy over the decades spurs complaints about too much deadly force. Maybe in 1970 if cops fired 3 times, they often tended to miss completely twice and hit the bad guy in the shoulder once, which everybody agreed was fair. Now they fire three times, but twice into the heart and once into the liver.

Update: This bodycam video isn’t changing the minds of all the professional white-haters. For example, Bree Newsome, who is apparently a Somebody on the Internet, argues that it was racist for the police to save the black girl in pink:

The knife girl was attempting to murder two black girls, the one she first knocked to the ground, but then left after the shooter cop stepped in, and the girl in pink:

If the cops had stood around around while she stabbed them like you recommend, you’d still be talking about racism and dehumanization of Black girls, just with much more innocent victims to blame on whites.

Ms. Newsome goes on in an Alt-Right separationist vein:

True, teenagers have been having fights involving knifes for eons:

But back then they had better taste in music.

 

He was an angel with 1) wings, 2) a halo, and 3) God’s Fingers of sunlight.

After all, what’s a little counterfeiting among unconsenting adults? St. George was merely distributing improvised stimulus checks, practicing Bidenomics avant la lettre. As the science of Modern Monetary Theory teaches us, “Money printer go BRRRRRRRR.”

 

From the New York Times news section:

Colorado Judge Will Resign After Using Racial Slur, Court Says

Natalie T. Chase, a District Court judge in Arapahoe County, agreed to step down after the Colorado Supreme Court censured her for insensitive remarks to Black judicial employees.

By Neil Vigdor
Published April 19, 2021

A Colorado judge has agreed to resign after the state Supreme Court censured her for repeatedly using a racial slur and making insensitive comments to Black judicial employees regarding police brutality and systemic racism.

Judge Chase, 43, who was based in Arapahoe County outside Denver, was appointed to the District Court in 2014 by Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat who is now a U.S. senator.

The Colorado Supreme Court said that Judge Chase, who is white, had violated the duties of her office during a series of exchanges last year with Black judicial employees, which she had acknowledged had taken place.

In one episode, she had asked a family court facilitator, who is Black, why it was acceptable for Black people to use a racial slur, but not for white people to do so, the court order said. At the time, early 2020, the two were returning from attending a program in Pueblo, Colo., in the judge’s car, along with a former judicial clerk.

“You acknowledge that your use of the N-word does not promote public confidence in the judiciary and creates the appearance of impropriety,” the Colorado Supreme Court said in the order. “Although not directed at any person, saying the N-word has a significant negative effect on the public’s confidence in integrity of and respect for the judiciary.”

Judge Chase had also asked the family court facilitator, who was not identified, whether it made a difference how the slur was spelled and used the slur several times, the Colorado Supreme Court said.

“She has explained that Judge Chase’s use of the full N-word was ‘like a stab through my heart each time,’” the family court facilitator said, according to the censure order.

Family court facilitators are famous for their sheltered existences and lack of exposure to any but the nicest emotions.

… While her court had been in a recess in February 2020 and judicial employees had been discussing their plans to watch the Super Bowl, the censure order said, Judge Chase told them that she would be boycotting the game because she objected to the N.F.L. players who were kneeling during the national anthem.

She was still seated at the bench and wearing her robe when the episode happened, as well as during another episode last spring after George Floyd’s death, the censure order said.

As two Black court employees discussed the protests, officials said, Judge Chase interjected with her opinions on racial justice issues and asked one of the employees questions about the Black Lives Matter movement.

“The employee tried to explain the Black Lives Matter movement, and Judge Chase stated that she believes all lives matter,” the censure order said, noting that Judge Chase said the police officers’ conduct in Mr. Floyd’s death should be investigated.

No one can be allowed to sit on the bench while believing that “a– l—- m—–.”

 

From the Daily Mail:

Take that! Kid with gun squeals in pain after picking the wrong unarmed guy to carjack and getting body-slammed to the ground

The newspaper’s subheads are hard to follow, so I’ve rearranged the kids’ four separate robberies into chronological order:

1. Six hours prior to the filmed incident, the two boys also tried to rob a customer at gunpoint at a Chase bank in San Leandro but fled empty handed after their victim told them he was an off-duty police officer

2. Two children were filmed approaching the man and trying to steal his car in San Leandro, California, last week. Their attempt was foiled after the boy who pulled the gun was bodyslammed to the ground by their intended target, sending him running off empty-handed

3. Two days after those attempted robberies, both boys and an accomplice were arrested for trying to steal a third car by force. They were released,

4. but just three days later were caught with a fourth pal trying to carjack yet another victim in San Leandro

By GINA MARTINEZ FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

PUBLISHED: 11:46 EDT, 20 April 2021 | UPDATED: 13:09 EDT, 20 April 2021

You’ve got to give these Zoomers (Is that the right generational term? I’m too old to learn any new ones) credit for the stick-to-itiveness they’ve displayed in following their chosen career despite setbacks such as in incident #2.

 

Derek Chauvin was convicted three times because George Floyd is not just a man, he is also the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost of our new state religion.

 

Everybody expected riots if Derek Chauvin were acquitted, but with him being convicted on all three counts, what will happen next?

 

Nextdoor is a smartphone app in which neighbors can exchange hyper-localized messages such as: “My grey cat is missing,” “There’s a 6′-2″ 30-ish black man in a red hoodie prowling down Elm Street, checking parked cars to see if they are unlocked,” and, of course, “You are a racist if you don’t have Black Lives Matter sign on your lawn.”

A press release from the Nextdoor company announces that the app will now advise you to censor your politically incorrect text strings before you post them:

Nextdoor launches anti-racism notification to prevent discriminatory language
April 19, 2021

Written by Team Nextdoor

The notification detects potentially racist content and prompts neighbors to reconsider and edit before posting.

… today we are rolling out the anti-racism notification to prevent language that could be offensive or hurtful to people of all backgrounds. Healthy and productive conversations are key to helping neighbors create stronger, kinder neighborhoods.

The new anti-racism notification detects certain phrases such as “All Lives Matter” or “Blue Lives Matter,” and prompts the author to consider editing their post or comment before it goes live. The anti-racism notification does not prevent a neighbor from publishing, but aims to make people aware of language that may violate our policy against discrimination and the harm that can be caused by the use of these phrases. As a reminder, All Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter content is explicitly prohibited on Nextdoor when used to undermine racial equality or the Black Lives Matter movement. Support for White Lives Matter is prohibited on Nextdoor, as it is most commonly associated with white supremacist groups.

What about “Neighbor Lives Matter?” That sounds anodyne, right? But what about FDR’s redlining causing neighbors to be less than racially random? Shouldn’t, for safety and productive conversations, reduce the app to having just have a single button that blasts out “Black Lives Matter” over and over?

Can we have a ruling on “It’s Okay To Be White?”

Nah, forget I ever mentioned it.

For background, see:

 

From the Daily Mail:

‘It should have never been done’: Michigan father furious after student cuts his seven-year-old biracial daughter’s hair, only for white library teacher to cut the rest days later to ‘even it out’

By HOLDEN WALTER-WARNER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

PUBLISHED: 10:24 EDT, 20 April 2021 | UPDATED: 16:35 EDT, 20 April 2021

A seven-year-old Michigan girl has been pulled from her elementary school after a student cut some of her hair without permission, only for a teacher to cut the rest off days later in a separate incident.

Jurnee Hoffmeyer, who is biracial, was riding the bus March 24 when a classmate with scissors, who is white, cut most of her hair on one side of her head, she claimed to her father. …

Hoffmeyer followed up with the school and was told the library teacher wouldn’t receive any discipline more than a note in her work file, at most.

Hoffmeyer claimed the principal tried to get the incident to disappear without issuing more serious discipline.

‘She kept asking me what she could do to make it go away,’ Hoffmeyer said of the school’s principal.

The district superintendent called Hoffmeyer a week later offering to mail out apology cards, a call he angrily hung up on.

Meanwhile, the library teacher has not been publicly identified.

Hoffmeyer ultimately filed a report with local police, although they have not yet followed up on his complaint.

Hoffmeyer is biracial, as are his three daughters, while his wife, Christie, is white.

A school board meeting about the incident was held Monday night, though it’s unclear if there was any resolution to the issue.

‘Just got done with the school board meeting … I must say I couldn’t be more proud and thankful of all the love and support my family received from our community and others from all around the world,’ Christie Hoffmeyer posted on Facebook.

During the school board meeting, one person noted the seriousness of cutting the hair of a Black or biracial child.

‘I feel like you don’t quite understand the impact of hair on the Black community or how serious this matter actually goes,’ one person said during the board meeting, according to UpNorthLive.

Only iSteve readers are aware of just how serious World War Hair really is.

 

Are obsolete concepts like “the state must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt” now considered racist?

 

The Democrats used to nominate for President guys like Mondale and Humphrey in part because Minnesota was likely the best-run state in the Union.

Times have changed…

 

From a press release from the American Humanist Association:

American Humanist Association Board Statement Withdrawing Honor from Richard Dawkins

APRIL 19, 2021 FEATURED, NEWS

… Regrettably, Richard Dawkins has over the past several years accumulated a history of making statements that use the guise of scientific discourse to demean marginalized groups, an approach antithetical to humanist values. His latest statement implies that the identities of transgender individuals are fraudulent, while also simultaneously attacking Black identity as one that can be assumed when convenient. His subsequent attempts at clarification are inadequate and convey neither sensitivity nor sincerity.

Consequently, the AHA Board has concluded that Richard Dawkins is no longer deserving of being honored by the AHA, and has voted to withdraw, effective immediately, the 1996 Humanist of the Year award.

Richard Dawkins has had his 1996 Humanist [i.e., atheist] of the Year award canceled for his shocking lack of true faith in the intersectional verities. How dare he ask unholy questions like this to perplex the faithful?

The words of the prophets are written on the billboard walls:

 

From WQOW:

Prosecution says George Floyd died because Derek Chauvin’s ‘heart was too small’

April 19, 2021, 4:12 pm
by Clint Berge

MINNEAPOLIS (WQOW) – Jury deliberations are underway in Derek Chauvin’s murder trial for the death of George Floyd.

In the prosecution’s final closing argument, attorney Jerry Blackwell said while some believe George Floyd died from an enlarged heart, he actually died because ex-officer Derek Chauvin’s heart was too small.

“Mr. Floyd died because his heart was too big. You heard that testimony. And now have seen all of the evidence and heard all of the evidence, you know the truth. And the truth of the matter is, that the reason George Floyd is dead, is because Mr. Chauvin’s heart was too small,” Blackwell said.

 

From the Washington Post news section:

Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, who engaged rioters, suffered two strokes and died of natural causes, officials say

By Peter Hermann
April 19, 2021 at 12:46 p.m. PDT

Capitol Police officer Brian D. Sicknick suffered two strokes and died of natural causes a day after he confronted rioters at the Jan. 6 insurrection, the District’s chief medical examiner has ruled.

The ruling, released Monday, likely will make it difficult for prosecutors to pursue homicide charges in the officer’s death. Two men are accused of assaulting Sicknick by spraying a powerful chemical irritant at him during the siege.

In an interview with The Washington Post, Francisco J. Diaz, the medical examiner, said the autopsy found no evidence the 42-year-old officer suffered an allergic reaction to chemical irritants, which Diaz said would have caused Sicknick’s throat to quickly seize. Diaz also said there was no evidence of internal or external injuries.

The medical examiner noted Sicknick was among the officers who engaged the Capitol mob and said “all that transpired played a role in his condition.”

Sicknick collapsed after returning to his office during the riot and died about eight hours later, on Jan. 7.

Diaz said Sicknick suffered two strokes at the base of the brain stem caused by a clot in an artery that supplies blood to that area of the body. Diaz said he could not comment on whether Sicknick had a preexisting medical condition, citing privacy laws. …

The senator [Cory Booker] described Sicknick’s death as a “crime” that “demands the full attention of federal law enforcement.” He said that “when white supremacists attacked our nation’s capital, they took the life of one of our officers. They spilled his blood, they took our son away from his parents. They took a sibling away from their brothers.”

 

Weren’t we promised that America would lapse back into peaceful torpor with boring old Joe Biden in charge?

From 4WWL-TV in New Orleans:

Shooting at 12-year-old’s birthday party wounded 6, deputies say | ‘They were all kids’

… A neighbor who saw paramedics take the victims to the hospital said all the victims were children, celebrating a birthday party in a garage nearby.

Rashad Bolden lives two doors down from where the shooting took place, and he told WWLTV’s Paul Dudley he was home when the shooting happened Saturday night. …

“Everybody I saw taken to the ambulance — they were all kids,” Bolden said. “I looked out my window and saw a whole bunch of people scurrying, so I came outside.”

Bolden said he believes the shooter was also a child.

“For someone to just shoot into the garage full of kids, that’s kind of heartless,” Bolden said. “You want to call it heartless, but you know they are not old enough to know what heartless is.”

Arriving at the scene around 8:30 p.m., sheriff’s deputies said they learned an argument led to gunfire that left several victims wounded, a statement from the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

Meanwhile, to the north in Shreveport, Louisiana:

And in Columbus, Ohio:

Woman killed in Columbus-area mass shooting struck by bullet as she passed shopping plaza
Eric Lagatta
The Columbus Dispatch

LaToya Renee Carpenter hadn’t been gone from the apartment more than a few minutes when her fiance, Perez Williams, heard banging on their door.

Roused from a nap, Williams answered it to find his niece and some other friends and family, frantic as they told him what had just happened. Carpenter had been shot, they said, and she had not survived.

Williams was in disbelief.

“I said, ‘Ain’t no way,’ because she just walked out the door,’” Williams, 50, said.

Carpenter left her Truro Township apartment, just southeast of Columbus, just before 7:30 p.m. to pick up her 11-year-old daughter from her sister’s home.

At the same time, a dark sports utility vehicle — possibly a Dodge Durango, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office — was driving west on Chatterton Road by the Refugee Center shopping plaza. Someone in the SUV fired gunshots into a small group of people who had gathered outside of the Dollar General for a vigil commemorating the one-year anniversary of the death of a man who was killed at the location in what authorities said was a drug deal gone bad.

A stray bullet struck Carpenter, 39, in the head as she drove eastbound on Chatterton Road, causing her to crash into a car parked in the lot of Cross Key apartments. The mother of three died at the scene around 7:50 p.m., said Columbus police Lt. Dan Hargus

Five others were also hit by gunfire in the shooting and were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

Austin:

I don’t know which of the seven shootings in Detroit this weekend the tweet refers to:

DPD investigating 7 shootings overnight, 2 victims dead

Okay, here’s the big one from Detroit: five people were shot, none died, then a motorist smashed into a cop car while firing at the police, the police returned fire, the new shooter took off and was chased for many miles around Detroit before finally being shot dead:

Kenosha I wrote about below as a test of Sailer’s Law of Mass Shootings.

Democrats are presently excited about this weekend’s carnage as proof that we need to do something about scary rifles and ghost guns. Very few, however, can even imagine that all the weekend’s mass shooters are very likely to be black. That’s not conceivable within their worldview of who are the good guys and who are the bad guys.

Pointing out that the inconceivable is actually obvious is what I’ve been doing over my 30 year writing career. As I may have mentioned, I run iSteve fundraisers in April, August, and December.

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What with Minneapolis cops being told that traffic stops are racist, boring white-bread Minnesotans have been driving like the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend:

This is the Lowry Hill tunnel on I-94 in central Minneapolis. Fires in tunnels raise big worries about whether the steel in the concrete stayed strong or not.

Two of the BMW’s passengers died. The survivor had previously been a long-term guest of the Minnesota State Prison system.

Last Tuesday, in the wake of the death of Daunte Wright, in the same tunnel:

Meanwhile, on the streets of Minneapolis:

And elsewhere in Minnesota:

In Taki’s Magazine, Z-Man has some reflections on how Minnesota has changed from America’s most competently dull state to the epitome of the chaos of Jim Snow America.

 

Last night in a tavern in Kenosha, WI, three men were murdered and three more (and possibly a fourth) were wounded.

As you’ll recall, Sailer’s Law of Mass Shootings (four or more casualties) says that if there are more wounded than dead, then the shooter was probably black, but in the rarer cases where there are more dead than wounded, the shooter was probably nonblack. But what do you do when there are as many dead as wounded?

One tiebreaker is whether the mass shooting’s setting involved fun (probably black) vs. not fun such as school, church, or work (probably nonblack). This was a bar, so the tiebreaker would point toward a black shooter with above average aim.

From the Kenosha County Eye:

Somers House Shooter ID’d – Previously Arrested For Felony Possession of Firearm But Later Dismissed By Racine County DA
Published by kenoshacountyeye on April 18, 2021

According to the Kenosha Sheriff’s department, 24 year-old Rakayo Vinson was booking in to the Kenosha County Jail for 1st degree intentional homicide. He is alleged to have opened fire in a Kenosha County tavern just after midnight Sunday morning killing 3 and injuring at least 3 more. His address is listed as “homeless”, but according to court records, he previously lived in Racine.

On March 28, 2018 he was arrested by the Racine Police Department and charged for being a felon in possession of a firearm. The Racine County DA’s office, lead by Patricia Hanson (R) dismissed the charge on September 20, 2019. He was allowed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor count of “carrying a concealed weapon.” The judge gave him 7 days in jail and a fine. He was facing 10 years in prison until the prosecutor gave him the sweet deal.

… He was charged in Kansas with felony unlawful use of a weapon in 2015.

If we are actually serious about gun control laws, the first step should be to enforce the ones we already have, even though that would mean jailing more blacks.

 
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