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From Politico:

Eric Holder’s parting shot: It’s too hard to bring civil rights cases

In an exit interview, the attorney general says his critics may be partly driven by race.

By MIKE ALLEN 2/27/15 7:00 AM EST

Attorney General Eric Holder plans to push, during his final weeks in office, a new standard of proof for civil-rights offenses, saying in an exit interview with POLITICO that such a change would make the federal government “a better backstop” against discrimination in cases like Ferguson and Trayvon Martin.

Holder could look outside the mainstream of Anglo-Saxon jurisprudence to more informal community-based systems of legal reasoning, such as lynch law.

Holder told POLITICO that between now and his departure, probably in early March when the Senate is expected to confirm Loretta Lynch as his successor

They could call it Lynch law.

he will call for a lower standard of proof for civil rights crimes.

For example, consider the old rationalization for punishing an innocent man: For Reason of State. Isn’t it about time that the Obama Administration becomes entitled to arbitrarily imprison cisgender straight white males For Reason of Narrative?

Such a change would make it easier for the federal government to bring charges in the case of a future Ferguson or Trayvon Martin.

Guilty by reason of uppitiness!

“I think some serious consideration needs to be given to the standard of proof that has to be met before federal involvement is appropriate, and that’s something that I am going to be talking about before I leave office,” Holder, 64, said.

If security camera footage shows the convenience store was looted by at least twelve good men and true, that should constitute a legal indictment of any white cop under federal civil rights laws.

The attorney general’s comments appeared to be aimed partly at preparing the country for the possibility that no federal charges would be brought in the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., last summer.

Graffiti reading “Snitches get stitches” would be admissible as evidence that the shopkeeper had it coming.

Holder said the inquiry would be completed when he left office, expected around the second week of March.

The Justice Department announced Tuesday that the Martin investigation had been closed, with “insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights charges” against George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch coordinator who shot the unarmed black teenager to death back in 2012.

Asked if the bar for federal involvement in the civil rights offenses is too high for federal prosecutors to make cases in shootings like those of Martin and Brown, Holder suggested it was.

Trial by Twitter would be one reform that deserves serious consideration.

“I think that if we adjust those standards, we can make the federal government a better backstop — make us more a part of the process in an appropriate way to reassure the American people that decisions are made by people who are really disinterested,” he said.

You can’t get much more disinterested than the Obama Administration over Trayvon in the run-up to the 2012 Election: “You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot I said that this could have been my son. Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.”

“I think that if we make those adjustments, we will have that capacity.”

For example, if a random white person in the metropolitan area gets beaten to death with hammers within a few weeks of a white cop being let off by the judicial system, that show of community concern should legally override the white man’s outmoded Constitutional immunity from double jeopardy.

Lawyers in the Justice Department are looking into various possible reforms of civil rights law.

For example, the federal government could prosecute white people based on a sophisticated metric consisting of a case’s column inches of coverage in the New York Times multiplied by the number of miles from the New York Times Building on 8th Avenue.

Depending on their determination, it’s possible that Holder will simply argue about the need for a lower standard of proof rather than propose a specific legislative remedy.

For example, indicting people based on Facebook Likes and Dislikes would be a disruptive approach to the hidebound judicial system.

Possible changes include toughening hate-crimes laws, which were under consideration in the Martin case, and establishing a broader standard for what constitutes a “deprivation of rights under color of law,” the provision that could apply to the police shooting in Ferguson.

Another reform would be to remove pedantic pre-postmodern technicalities about the white malefactor needing to actually “exist,” thus allowing the Obama Administration the moral satisfaction of indicting Haven Monahan.

 
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  1. Okay, lock up all rappers for spreading hatred.

  2. Okay, charge all blacks who commit interracial crime with ‘hate crime’.

  3. Tire + Gasoline + Match = Social justice, black African style.

    • Replies: @Glaivester
    For Mandela's birthday, get your loved one a necklace. Make it Michelin.

    If you want to get Melissa Harris-Perry a gift, how about earrings? You can get them in the feminine hygiene aisle.
  4. Consider what Obama has already done: outlawed the AR-15 and .308 rifles by banning the bullets, seized control of the internet with “secret” 300 pages of rules that have the force of law. Signed the US up to Cap and Trade without a treaty. Signed a treaty allowing Iran to have nukes without a Senate Vote.

    Lower standard of proof can be done through executive order. Boehner and company won’t stop him.

    • Replies: @Chris Mallory
    .308 ammo is not under consideration, only one type of cheap 5.56 ammo.

    Iran has signed the NPT and is giving up it's rights in any agreement with Obama. If you want to look for a rogue nation, look at Israel.
    , @MarkinLA
    When I heard that on the radio, I thought it was bad. But I read that he is just banning a particular type of 5.56mm ammunition that has a steel penetrator to make it amour piercing. This is still a joke but .223 and 5.56 ammo with lead core bullets will still be available. 308 is not affected because there are no AR-10 (.308) pistols. This came about because the AR-15 has a lot of amateur gunsmiths who have made AR-15 receivers into pistols and the ATF has run with that and used this to claim the round in question is a pistol round and not exclusively a rifle round.
    , @Twinkie

    Consider what Obama has already done: outlawed the AR-15 and .308 rifles by banning the bullets
     
    Not quite: http://bearingarms.com/goodbye-greentip-atf-seeks-ban-common-ss109m855-5-56-ammunition/

    What is being considered is ATF withdrawing the sporting exemption for the M855 62 grain cartridge, under the guise that it is being used in pistol versions of the AR-15 (no "armor piercing" bullets for pistols).

    This change must be opposed, but you should know exactly what you are opposing.
  5. @Whiskey
    Consider what Obama has already done: outlawed the AR-15 and .308 rifles by banning the bullets, seized control of the internet with "secret" 300 pages of rules that have the force of law. Signed the US up to Cap and Trade without a treaty. Signed a treaty allowing Iran to have nukes without a Senate Vote.

    Lower standard of proof can be done through executive order. Boehner and company won't stop him.

    .308 ammo is not under consideration, only one type of cheap 5.56 ammo.

    Iran has signed the NPT and is giving up it’s rights in any agreement with Obama. If you want to look for a rogue nation, look at Israel.

    • Replies: @Clyde

    Iran has signed the NPT and is giving up it’s rights in any agreement with Obama. If you want to look for a rogue nation, look at Israel.
     
    If Israel is a rouge nation then they are enlightened rogues with enough testosterone to defend themselves against 200 million Muslim Arabs. A stark contrast to Europe which pays for Muslim demographic takeover by subsidizing Muslim baby making with welfare payments.

    Europeans also have many "jobless" hate and Jihad imams sucking off their welfare systems. Another one popped up last week. I believe it was a UK Jihad preacher-parasite getting UK benefits
    , @Eternal Vigilance
    I looked at Israel, a nation of 7.8 million people. I looked at Iran a nation of 77.5 million people. I also looked at those who hate the Jews and want to eradicate/murder all them and they add up to 1.6 billion people. Those being all of those who are Muslim subscribing to the Quaran which repeatedly calls for the killing of all the Jews.

    Given the odds against Israel, it is perfectly acceptable for them to be rogue or even schizophrenic.

  6. Certain people seem to assume that they’ll always be looking down from the Bench rather than looking up from the Dock.

    Maybe they’re correct. Maybe not…

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    It more and more looks like they're correct.
    , @Desiderius
    Maybe. Could also be more along the lines of getting your licks in while the getting's good.
  7. Well, I guess if a black person gets killed, he is, at that point, deprived of his civil rights, among other things.

    But actually all I think Holder’s comments show is a willingness to placate social unrest by allowing second bite at the apple prosecutions and punishment. Which of course is nothing more than mob rule.

    That this is foreseen to transpire during the tenure of his successor, named Lynch, is just priceless.

    PS: I say this as someone who does think GZ targeted Trayvon for following because of his race, and who thinks that the killing of MB was unnecessary. But the law is the law. Sometimes people get away with things. Ask OJ about that.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    I say this as someone who does think GZ targeted Trayvon for following because of his race,
    =
    Then you did not listen to the tape of his conversation with the non-emergency dispatcher, or look at a map of the complex, or consult a timeline of Martin's activities, or give any thought to why Zimmerman was setting up a neighborhood watch.
    , @David In TN
    And was MB's attacking and trying to take Darrin Wilson's gun necessary?
    , @Difference Maker
    Trayvon was a menace who had to be stopped. Race is an ancillary matter

    If Brown did not want to die then he should not be attempting to seize officers' guns. In an encounter between criminals and the law, law enforcement must win

  8. @Whiskey
    Consider what Obama has already done: outlawed the AR-15 and .308 rifles by banning the bullets, seized control of the internet with "secret" 300 pages of rules that have the force of law. Signed the US up to Cap and Trade without a treaty. Signed a treaty allowing Iran to have nukes without a Senate Vote.

    Lower standard of proof can be done through executive order. Boehner and company won't stop him.

    When I heard that on the radio, I thought it was bad. But I read that he is just banning a particular type of 5.56mm ammunition that has a steel penetrator to make it amour piercing. This is still a joke but .223 and 5.56 ammo with lead core bullets will still be available. 308 is not affected because there are no AR-10 (.308) pistols. This came about because the AR-15 has a lot of amateur gunsmiths who have made AR-15 receivers into pistols and the ATF has run with that and used this to claim the round in question is a pistol round and not exclusively a rifle round.

  9. Brilliant, incisive, and hilarious. This post is a classic example of why I never miss anything Steve Sailer writes.

    • Replies: @keypusher
    I dunno, I would have liked the snark leavened with a little analysis of what Holder actually had in mind. The rest of the media was just as bad.

    I eventually found an analysis piece after the Trayvon Martin verdict two years ago suggesting that it might be helpful to change the mens rea (state of mind) required from specific intent to something else. I still don't know what that means in the context of a prosecution for violating someone's civil rights for racial reasons.
  10. http://www.thenation.com/article/197833/why-syrian-refugees-risk-journey-death-europe

    Just freaking great.

    US and Israel work with Saudis to destabilize Syria, and now Syrian refugees try to flood into Europe.

    US has become an evil country.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    Why would Israel want a destabilized Syria? Seems Israel is better off surrounded by stable dictatorships than broken states teaming with rebels.
  11. Just like his lower standard of academic achievement which propelled this ‘affirmative action mediocrity’ ( Derb) to power.
    Standards be damned.

  12. When you wrote this, Mr. Sailer, was it a Freudian slip, “Holder could look outside the mainstream of Anglo-Saxon formal jurisprudence to more informal community-based systems of legal reasoning, such as lynch law,” since Holder’s replacement on deck is…Lynch?

  13. @Priss Factor
    http://www.thenation.com/article/197833/why-syrian-refugees-risk-journey-death-europe

    Just freaking great.

    US and Israel work with Saudis to destabilize Syria, and now Syrian refugees try to flood into Europe.

    US has become an evil country.

    Why would Israel want a destabilized Syria? Seems Israel is better off surrounded by stable dictatorships than broken states teaming with rebels.

    • Replies: @Priss Factor
    "Why would Israel want a destabilized Syria?"

    Part of Shia crescent.
    , @Sterling
    My understanding is that Israel and most of the sunni states are on good terms, even if it does not always seems so publicly. I suspect that Israel is concerned about Iran supplying Hezbollah with modern weapons (ATGMs and longer range missiles that could hit Tel Aviv) via Syria. So if the Alawite regime in Syria is overthrown it will be easier for Israel to project power into Lebanon.
    , @AnAnon
    Destablized nations pose no threat to a nation with secured borders.
    , @iSteveFan

    Why would Israel want a destabilized Syria? Seems Israel is better off surrounded by stable dictatorships than broken states teaming with rebels.
     
    Why has Israel not launched attacks against ISIS? We are told they are a threat to civilization, yet the Israeli's don't seem too concerned about them. Along those lines, check out this interview of General Wesley Clark from CNN in which he states that ISIS was created by our friends and allies in the middle east to fight Hezbollah. He doesn't name which friends, but could he possibly be referring to Israel? If so, it might explain why they are not attacking ISIS and why ISIS is not attacking them.
    , @Dismayed
    Israel wants the Syrian state dismantled to solidify its claim on the Golan Heights. Israel seized it during the 1967 war and later annexed it. Not a single nation on this Earth (not even our CongressWhores or Micronesia) formally recognizes the GH as anything but Israeli Occupied Syria. However, if the Syrian state were to cease to exist (in any capacity that could be reasonably construed as having legitimate continuity and hence claim to the GH), there would be no obstacle to international legitimation of the land grab. If that seems silly to you ... "that was so long ago!" consider that neither the Syrians nor the Israelis have a worldview (if you are a regular American) remotely close to yours. They aren't like you. They don't think like you. And they have not (either side) forgotten about the Golan Heights.

    It's not quite accurate to say the Israelis aren't concerned about having radicals on their doorstep. I think that the people on the ground (senior military) with actual responsibility for protecting their citizenry are concerned. It's elements of the political leadership that is not. I think some of them, including Netanyahoo, would see it as a MASSIVE plus if IS attacked them and killed a few Israelis(of course, only if they have destroyed Syria first). Israel is taking a public relations pounding in the West.

    hasbarist: "We can't give back the Golan! Syria doesn't exist anymore so there is no one to give it back to! Surely you don't expect us to give it to those nasty IS Jihadists running rampant right outside our borders? If only Assad and the old Syrian government were still around ... *wistful sigh* We probably could have come to an agreement with them. *snickers*"
    , @Bill Jones
    The interests of the American people are twofold in this region:
    Consistent secure access to energy.
    A denial of territory to, and a suppression of, radical groups who might use "terrorist" attacks against the US.


    They are best met by having strong, stable secular governments in the middle east.

    The interests of Israel lie in having failed states with various rival militia and terrorist groups constantly at war, that would never pose a threat to Israel.

    Why did the US spend trillions of dollars turning what we had into what we have?
  14. Ron: true. Betting against (non-Uncle-Tom) whites in the long term certainly is far from a risk-free strategy. On the other hand, we do have a pretty wide merciful streak.

    Whiskey, I don’t recall any bans on .223 (or 5.56 other than “green tips,” M855 or whatever it’s called), which all 5.56 rifles can fire. Not that it’s not an un-American, scuzzy, commie, totalitarian 3rd world negro tyrant sort of thing for Obama to do, mind.

  15. Why would Israel want a destabilized Syria? Seems Israel is better off surrounded by stable dictatorships than broken states teaming with rebels.

    Maybe the Israeli ruling class thinks that being surrounded by failed states that can only produce AK-wielding knuckleheads as threats to Israel, while justifying perpetual US intervention – with its concomitant gov’t aid, war profiteering, fog-of-war skullduggery, and crisis-driven backroom dealings and fundraising – is the way to go.

    They certainly seem to act like it is.

    Nothing like a permanent state of emergency to justify never sitting down at a table with the Palestinians.

  16. “PS: I say this as someone who does think GZ targeted Trayvon for following because of his race, and who thinks that the killing of MB was unnecessary.”

    You defend Muslims terrorists, so I am not surprised you also defend Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin and believe in that “Black Lives Matter” BS.

    • Replies: @SPMoore8
    Point me to the post where I defended Muslim terrorists. Thank you.

    Look, in general, there are a lot of black people, primarily middle class black people who post things on the internet, who have a big chip on their shoulders. I think that's a generally positive development, because it means that black people are being more assertive of who they are, sort of like the "Black Pride" movement of the 1960's but without the weapons, black berets, and leather. I do think it is unhealthy for a white person to dismiss it, or blow it off. That, to me, indicates a certain insecurity which is a sign of weakness.

    I rarely side with policemen when they shoot unarmed suspects, regardless of color. Killing a human being is a grave matter, and not to be dismissed lightly. And I know what generally happens when a police officer shoots an unarmed suspect, because I've seen it happen in my own family. The officer, as in this case, generally loses his job.

    With regard to Trayvon and Zimmerman, if you seriously want to consider putting Zimmerman on a paleoconservative postage stamp you are making a big mistake, that guy has been arrested half a dozen times since he killed Martin for assault and is now known to have gone prowling after having had a big fight with is (now ex-) wife.
    , @interesting
    well i believe all lives matter and also Zimmerman certainly did profile tray tray..........HE LOOKED JUST LIKE THE GUY THAT STOLE HIS BIKE THE WEEK BEFORE AND THE LAPTOP OF HIS NEIGHBORS THE MONTH BEFORE.....so he "profiled" what he thought was a bugler and for good reasons.

    and if he also happens to be black so be it.
  17. When I heard that on the radio, I thought it was bad. But I read that he is just banning a particular type of 5.56mm ammunition that has a steel penetrator to make it amour piercing. This is still a joke but .223 and 5.56 ammo with lead core bullets will still be available. 308 is not affected because there are no AR-10 (.308) pistols. This came about because the AR-15 has a lot of amateur gunsmiths who have made AR-15 receivers into pistols and the ATF has run with that and used this to claim the round in question is a pistol round and not exclusively a rifle round.

    Not that you don’t already know, but in case the gallery doesn’t: “armor-piercing” here is a scare tactic. “Armor-piercing” is the standard 5.56 ammo. There’s the “green tips,” and another kind, name of which escapes me (but if memory serves, it too has the design you refer to), both military rounds. And they’re not some specialized, scary, black ops thing. They’re sold in enormous quantities, on a consistent basis, to ordinary people all over the country. For all I know, the majority of 5.56 sold is one of these two types. You can order them over the Internet on legit sites all over the place, or over the counter at Wal-Mart and the like. Or, you could until the reign of Edi Obama.

    308 is not affected because there are no AR-10 (.308) pistols.

    You sure about that? I’ve never noticed them, but that would be odd, if true.

  18. Obama changed the standard of proof when it came to Sexual misconduct from clear and convincing to merely preponderance, from 75 per cent certainty to 51 per cent. This was done by virtue of the Feds control of 20 per cent of higher Ed funds thru Title IX.
    “Lower your standard of proof or else”
    I would think Civil Rights cases would be more difficult to change.

  19. @Jefferson
    "PS: I say this as someone who does think GZ targeted Trayvon for following because of his race, and who thinks that the killing of MB was unnecessary."

    You defend Muslims terrorists, so I am not surprised you also defend Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin and believe in that "Black Lives Matter" BS.

    Point me to the post where I defended Muslim terrorists. Thank you.

    Look, in general, there are a lot of black people, primarily middle class black people who post things on the internet, who have a big chip on their shoulders. I think that’s a generally positive development, because it means that black people are being more assertive of who they are, sort of like the “Black Pride” movement of the 1960’s but without the weapons, black berets, and leather. I do think it is unhealthy for a white person to dismiss it, or blow it off. That, to me, indicates a certain insecurity which is a sign of weakness.

    I rarely side with policemen when they shoot unarmed suspects, regardless of color. Killing a human being is a grave matter, and not to be dismissed lightly. And I know what generally happens when a police officer shoots an unarmed suspect, because I’ve seen it happen in my own family. The officer, as in this case, generally loses his job.

    With regard to Trayvon and Zimmerman, if you seriously want to consider putting Zimmerman on a paleoconservative postage stamp you are making a big mistake, that guy has been arrested half a dozen times since he killed Martin for assault and is now known to have gone prowling after having had a big fight with is (now ex-) wife.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    that guy has been arrested half a dozen times since he killed Martin for assault and is now known to have gone prowling after having had a big fight with is (now ex-) wife.
    ==
    And convicted how many times?
    , @The most deplorable one

    With regard to Trayvon and Zimmerman, if you seriously want to consider putting Zimmerman on a paleoconservative postage stamp you are making a big mistake, that guy has been arrested half a dozen times since he killed Martin for assault and is now known to have gone prowling after having had a big fight with is (now ex-) wife.
     
    Please substantiate these claims with links.
    , @Wyrd
    I do think it is unhealthy for a white person to dismiss it, or blow it off. That, to me, indicates a certain insecurity which is a sign of weakness.

    #BlackLiesMatter.
    , @BurplesonAFB

    I think that’s a generally positive development, because it means that black people are being more assertive of who they are
     
    Yes, certainly African Americans being more assertive of who they are is part of the solution to America's race relations problems. Bravo. You deserve an honorary Doctorate of Sociology.
    , @Greenstalk

    there are a lot of black people, primarily middle class black people who post things on the internet, who have a big chip on their shoulders. I think that’s a generally positive development, because it means that black people are being more assertive of who they are
     
    Because up until now there's been a real shortage of black people with chips on their shoulders being assertive about who they are - which means, in plain English, being racist?

    I do think it is unhealthy for a white person to dismiss it, or blow it off. That, to me, indicates a certain insecurity which is a sign of weakness.
     
    Thanks, got it. White people being assertive = insecurity and weakness, black people being assertive = a positive development and a sign of commendable black pride. You've told me all I need to know, though perhaps not what you intended to.
  20. Check out the upvoted comments on the article! Politico is supposed to be a leftist site, right?

  21. I’m not sure lynch law is the right analogy, but I definitely get scared any time some government official wants to make it easier to prosecute people.

  22. @Dave Pinsen
    Why would Israel want a destabilized Syria? Seems Israel is better off surrounded by stable dictatorships than broken states teaming with rebels.

    “Why would Israel want a destabilized Syria?”

    Part of Shia crescent.

  23. @SPMoore8
    Point me to the post where I defended Muslim terrorists. Thank you.

    Look, in general, there are a lot of black people, primarily middle class black people who post things on the internet, who have a big chip on their shoulders. I think that's a generally positive development, because it means that black people are being more assertive of who they are, sort of like the "Black Pride" movement of the 1960's but without the weapons, black berets, and leather. I do think it is unhealthy for a white person to dismiss it, or blow it off. That, to me, indicates a certain insecurity which is a sign of weakness.

    I rarely side with policemen when they shoot unarmed suspects, regardless of color. Killing a human being is a grave matter, and not to be dismissed lightly. And I know what generally happens when a police officer shoots an unarmed suspect, because I've seen it happen in my own family. The officer, as in this case, generally loses his job.

    With regard to Trayvon and Zimmerman, if you seriously want to consider putting Zimmerman on a paleoconservative postage stamp you are making a big mistake, that guy has been arrested half a dozen times since he killed Martin for assault and is now known to have gone prowling after having had a big fight with is (now ex-) wife.

    that guy has been arrested half a dozen times since he killed Martin for assault and is now known to have gone prowling after having had a big fight with is (now ex-) wife.
    ==
    And convicted how many times?

    • Replies: @SPMoore8
    It's hard to get a conviction when the other party "declines to press charges." Welcome to the wonderful world of domestic assault, although I don't know why the other driver in the road rage incident "declined."
  24. The most deplorable one [AKA "Fourth doorman of the apocalypse"] says:
    @SPMoore8
    Point me to the post where I defended Muslim terrorists. Thank you.

    Look, in general, there are a lot of black people, primarily middle class black people who post things on the internet, who have a big chip on their shoulders. I think that's a generally positive development, because it means that black people are being more assertive of who they are, sort of like the "Black Pride" movement of the 1960's but without the weapons, black berets, and leather. I do think it is unhealthy for a white person to dismiss it, or blow it off. That, to me, indicates a certain insecurity which is a sign of weakness.

    I rarely side with policemen when they shoot unarmed suspects, regardless of color. Killing a human being is a grave matter, and not to be dismissed lightly. And I know what generally happens when a police officer shoots an unarmed suspect, because I've seen it happen in my own family. The officer, as in this case, generally loses his job.

    With regard to Trayvon and Zimmerman, if you seriously want to consider putting Zimmerman on a paleoconservative postage stamp you are making a big mistake, that guy has been arrested half a dozen times since he killed Martin for assault and is now known to have gone prowling after having had a big fight with is (now ex-) wife.

    With regard to Trayvon and Zimmerman, if you seriously want to consider putting Zimmerman on a paleoconservative postage stamp you are making a big mistake, that guy has been arrested half a dozen times since he killed Martin for assault and is now known to have gone prowling after having had a big fight with is (now ex-) wife.

    Please substantiate these claims with links.

    • Replies: @SPMoore8
    There is such a thing as the Internet, you know. First link, which is good enough:

    http://www.vox.com/2015/1/12/7532325/george-zimmerman-arrest-assault
  25. @SPMoore8
    Well, I guess if a black person gets killed, he is, at that point, deprived of his civil rights, among other things.

    But actually all I think Holder's comments show is a willingness to placate social unrest by allowing second bite at the apple prosecutions and punishment. Which of course is nothing more than mob rule.

    That this is foreseen to transpire during the tenure of his successor, named Lynch, is just priceless.

    PS: I say this as someone who does think GZ targeted Trayvon for following because of his race, and who thinks that the killing of MB was unnecessary. But the law is the law. Sometimes people get away with things. Ask OJ about that.

    I say this as someone who does think GZ targeted Trayvon for following because of his race,
    =
    Then you did not listen to the tape of his conversation with the non-emergency dispatcher, or look at a map of the complex, or consult a timeline of Martin’s activities, or give any thought to why Zimmerman was setting up a neighborhood watch.

    • Replies: @SPMoore8
    I know all about the case, and to my ears he certainly called Trayvon one of the "f***ing c**ns" who had committed crimes in his community. Although I realize that's a bit like "What color is this dress?"
  26. What seems to be really popular lately among “Black Lives Matter” Left Wing journalists on the internet is to say that America is no morally better than ISIS because America has the KKK who they say is also a terrorist organization. The Huffington Post, Slate, Salon, The Atlanta Black Star, News One, The Root, etc have all done this comparison.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/27/kkk-terrorist-organization_n_6764866.html

    • Replies: @ivvenalis
    ISIS has probably killed more people in the past year than the KKK has in its entire existence.
    , @Tex
    To be fair, the KKK pretty much was a terrorist organization. Of course what that article is a typical PC-SJW re-frame. Ignore the guys burning people alive in cages, remember WHITE PEOPLE DO BAD THINGS!!!!!!!!!!!

    As someone who has studied a lot of Reconstruction history, I have the ability to hold it in my head that neither the KKK nor ISIS are good citizens.

    But with Obama increasingly determined to play Silas Lynch (lynch, hmm....) complete with kangaroo courts and race-baiting us ofay honkeys, I'm really starting to wonder. Arguably there have been worse presidents, but never one that just straight up despised white people.
  27. The Justice Department announced Tuesday that the Martin investigation had been closed, with “insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights charges” against George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch coordinator who shot the unarmed black teenager to death back in 2012.

    Once we get the new “Net Neutrality” system operational, we’ll be able to check if future Zimmermans have visited sites like SBPDL, American Renaissance, Steve Sailer, or Drudge Report, which will provide sufficient evidence of racism to pursue civil rights charges.

    • Replies: @Ivy
    SOP is that you are already on various databases, with tracking of anything you search outside of a Tor-type browser, and even that isn't bulletproof anymore.
    , @SFG
    Heh-heh. I'm technically Hispanic, which should give the SJW types a double-take when they look up my actual name. ;)
  28. @Art Deco
    that guy has been arrested half a dozen times since he killed Martin for assault and is now known to have gone prowling after having had a big fight with is (now ex-) wife.
    ==
    And convicted how many times?

    It’s hard to get a conviction when the other party “declines to press charges.” Welcome to the wonderful world of domestic assault, although I don’t know why the other driver in the road rage incident “declined.”

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    It’s hard to get a conviction when the other party “declines to press charges.” Welcome to the wonderful world of domestic assault, although I don’t know why the other driver in the road rage incident “declined.”

    In other words, you'll treat him as convicted in the absence of any actual evidence of anything other than a domestic argument that bothers the neighbors.
  29. @The most deplorable one

    With regard to Trayvon and Zimmerman, if you seriously want to consider putting Zimmerman on a paleoconservative postage stamp you are making a big mistake, that guy has been arrested half a dozen times since he killed Martin for assault and is now known to have gone prowling after having had a big fight with is (now ex-) wife.
     
    Please substantiate these claims with links.

    There is such a thing as the Internet, you know. First link, which is good enough:

    http://www.vox.com/2015/1/12/7532325/george-zimmerman-arrest-assault

    • Replies: @map
    The question you should be asking is: why is he being harassed by police?

    Isn't that the new standard you are applying?
    , @The most deplorable one
    You obviously did not bother to read it:

    Since Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder in July 2013, he's had a series of run-ins with the law — some more serious than others — but has not been convicted of any crimes. (Emphasis added.)
     
    Now where have I heard it claimed that the man persecutes blacks and Hispanics by having the police harass them?
  30. I think that’s a generally positive development, because it means that black people are being more assertive of who they are

    Oh yes, that is SO true. I mean, up until now blacks have been known primarily for their shy, self-effacing, demure demeanor. I mean, I am constantly thinking to myself: when oh WHEN will these black people just stand up and be heard! Good to see things are finally changing.

  31. @Dave Pinsen
    Why would Israel want a destabilized Syria? Seems Israel is better off surrounded by stable dictatorships than broken states teaming with rebels.

    My understanding is that Israel and most of the sunni states are on good terms, even if it does not always seems so publicly. I suspect that Israel is concerned about Iran supplying Hezbollah with modern weapons (ATGMs and longer range missiles that could hit Tel Aviv) via Syria. So if the Alawite regime in Syria is overthrown it will be easier for Israel to project power into Lebanon.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    So Israel wants to destabilize Syria to keep it from destabilizing Lebanon... Ok, there's some logic to that, though it doesn't seem worth the risk of having ISIS on Israel's border. Maybe they can clear some space north of the Golan for Asyrian Christians and relocate them there from Iraq as a buffer.
  32. I say this as someone who does think GZ targeted Trayvon for following because of his race. . .

    And if so, that matters why?

    . . .and who thinks that the killing of MB was unnecessary.

    Someone evidently stopped following this case before all the facts came out.

    • Replies: @Wyrd
    Someone evidently stopped following this case before all the facts came out.

    No doubt. What should have Officer Wilson done when Gentle Giant assaulted him and went for his gun? Shook his finger sternly and threatened a time-out in his room?
  33. @Art Deco
    I say this as someone who does think GZ targeted Trayvon for following because of his race,
    =
    Then you did not listen to the tape of his conversation with the non-emergency dispatcher, or look at a map of the complex, or consult a timeline of Martin's activities, or give any thought to why Zimmerman was setting up a neighborhood watch.

    I know all about the case, and to my ears he certainly called Trayvon one of the “f***ing c**ns” who had committed crimes in his community. Although I realize that’s a bit like “What color is this dress?”

    • Replies: @e
    "I know all about the case, and to my ears he certainly called Trayvon one of the “f***ing c**ns” who had committed crimes in his community."

    ________________________________________________________________________________


    LOL. Then you're actually hoping to hear insults.

    Even the progressive press, given the opportunity to hear that amplified and slowed down, felt he said, "It's f***ing cold out here."

    , @Art Deco
    I know all about the case, and to my ears he certainly called Trayvon one of the “f***ing c**ns”

    Quit lying. What you know consists of snippets of TV news reports. That phrase never occurs on the recording with the dispatcher, nor would anyone honestly mistake what he did say for that.
    , @Harry Baldwin
    I know all about the case, and to my ears he certainly called Trayvon one of the “f***ing c**ns”

    Who the heck says "coons" anymore? Maybe a 80-year-old farmer in Alabama.
  34. @Harry Baldwin
    I say this as someone who does think GZ targeted Trayvon for following because of his race. . .

    And if so, that matters why?

    . . .and who thinks that the killing of MB was unnecessary.

    Someone evidently stopped following this case before all the facts came out.

    Someone evidently stopped following this case before all the facts came out.

    No doubt. What should have Officer Wilson done when Gentle Giant assaulted him and went for his gun? Shook his finger sternly and threatened a time-out in his room?

  35. @Sterling
    My understanding is that Israel and most of the sunni states are on good terms, even if it does not always seems so publicly. I suspect that Israel is concerned about Iran supplying Hezbollah with modern weapons (ATGMs and longer range missiles that could hit Tel Aviv) via Syria. So if the Alawite regime in Syria is overthrown it will be easier for Israel to project power into Lebanon.

    So Israel wants to destabilize Syria to keep it from destabilizing Lebanon… Ok, there’s some logic to that, though it doesn’t seem worth the risk of having ISIS on Israel’s border. Maybe they can clear some space north of the Golan for Asyrian Christians and relocate them there from Iraq as a buffer.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    The Assads were (once upon a time) the leaders of an army that posed a real serious threat to Israel, one whose tanks almost broke thru in '73. An army with missiles and air defenses and even the ability to build a nuclear reactor. By contrast, ISIS are stone-age primitives with pickup trucks and AK's and scimitars for beheadings. They can bring fear to civilian populations and maybe even to the tatters of Assad's army, but in the face of a real army such as Israel's, they are fish in a barrel. Israel is much better off with Assad and ISIS fighting each other - if it were up to them, the civil war would drag on forever without a clear victor. But if they had to choose a victor, they would probably prefer ISIS. Also an ISIS regime is clearly so evil that even the biggest Western bleeding heart can't argue that Israel should "make peace" with them.
    , @Bill

    So Israel wants to destabilize Syria to keep it from destabilizing Lebanon…
     
    Yeah. Israel wants a stable Lebanon while Syria and Hezbollah want a destabilized Lebanon. Uh huh.
  36. As the article says, this is just Holder signaling his base that, much to his regret, there will be no Ferguson indictment either. Aside from the fact that he is leaving office, the Democrats now control neither house of Congress, so the odds that the Administration could get legislation passed on this issue are zero (and this is not something that could be done administratively like the “Dear Colleague” letter lowering the burden in college rape tribunals).

    The irony of course is that the Democrats controlled both houses of Congress immediately after when Obama was first elected (and Obama was at that point the new Messiah) and they could have passed this law and immigration reform and almost anything else , even laws declaring the US a socialist people’s republic, but they passed almost nothing during Obama’s first two year and instead have spent the last 5 years blathering about the obstructionist Republican congress.

    In other words, just hot air. Steve’s fisking of this was amusing but there was never any danger that Holder was actually serious about this to begin with.

  37. @SPMoore8
    Well, I guess if a black person gets killed, he is, at that point, deprived of his civil rights, among other things.

    But actually all I think Holder's comments show is a willingness to placate social unrest by allowing second bite at the apple prosecutions and punishment. Which of course is nothing more than mob rule.

    That this is foreseen to transpire during the tenure of his successor, named Lynch, is just priceless.

    PS: I say this as someone who does think GZ targeted Trayvon for following because of his race, and who thinks that the killing of MB was unnecessary. But the law is the law. Sometimes people get away with things. Ask OJ about that.

    And was MB’s attacking and trying to take Darrin Wilson’s gun necessary?

  38. @Jefferson
    What seems to be really popular lately among "Black Lives Matter" Left Wing journalists on the internet is to say that America is no morally better than ISIS because America has the KKK who they say is also a terrorist organization. The Huffington Post, Slate, Salon, The Atlanta Black Star, News One, The Root, etc have all done this comparison.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/27/kkk-terrorist-organization_n_6764866.html

    ISIS has probably killed more people in the past year than the KKK has in its entire existence.

  39. @Dave Pinsen
    So Israel wants to destabilize Syria to keep it from destabilizing Lebanon... Ok, there's some logic to that, though it doesn't seem worth the risk of having ISIS on Israel's border. Maybe they can clear some space north of the Golan for Asyrian Christians and relocate them there from Iraq as a buffer.

    The Assads were (once upon a time) the leaders of an army that posed a real serious threat to Israel, one whose tanks almost broke thru in ’73. An army with missiles and air defenses and even the ability to build a nuclear reactor. By contrast, ISIS are stone-age primitives with pickup trucks and AK’s and scimitars for beheadings. They can bring fear to civilian populations and maybe even to the tatters of Assad’s army, but in the face of a real army such as Israel’s, they are fish in a barrel. Israel is much better off with Assad and ISIS fighting each other – if it were up to them, the civil war would drag on forever without a clear victor. But if they had to choose a victor, they would probably prefer ISIS. Also an ISIS regime is clearly so evil that even the biggest Western bleeding heart can’t argue that Israel should “make peace” with them.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    Never underestimate a Western bleeding heart.
  40. @Dave Pinsen
    Why would Israel want a destabilized Syria? Seems Israel is better off surrounded by stable dictatorships than broken states teaming with rebels.

    Destablized nations pose no threat to a nation with secured borders.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    Except when they can launch rockets over the border.
  41. @SPMoore8
    Well, I guess if a black person gets killed, he is, at that point, deprived of his civil rights, among other things.

    But actually all I think Holder's comments show is a willingness to placate social unrest by allowing second bite at the apple prosecutions and punishment. Which of course is nothing more than mob rule.

    That this is foreseen to transpire during the tenure of his successor, named Lynch, is just priceless.

    PS: I say this as someone who does think GZ targeted Trayvon for following because of his race, and who thinks that the killing of MB was unnecessary. But the law is the law. Sometimes people get away with things. Ask OJ about that.

    Trayvon was a menace who had to be stopped. Race is an ancillary matter

    If Brown did not want to die then he should not be attempting to seize officers’ guns. In an encounter between criminals and the law, law enforcement must win

  42. iSteveFan says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    Why would Israel want a destabilized Syria? Seems Israel is better off surrounded by stable dictatorships than broken states teaming with rebels.

    Why would Israel want a destabilized Syria? Seems Israel is better off surrounded by stable dictatorships than broken states teaming with rebels.

    Why has Israel not launched attacks against ISIS? We are told they are a threat to civilization, yet the Israeli’s don’t seem too concerned about them. Along those lines, check out this interview of General Wesley Clark from CNN in which he states that ISIS was created by our friends and allies in the middle east to fight Hezbollah. He doesn’t name which friends, but could he possibly be referring to Israel? If so, it might explain why they are not attacking ISIS and why ISIS is not attacking them.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    ISIS isn't in position to attack Israel (or us, for that matter). It may be in a position to attack Europe soon, by infiltrating terrorists among illegal immigrants from North Africa, but Europe could easily counter that by restricting immigration.
  43. @SPMoore8
    Point me to the post where I defended Muslim terrorists. Thank you.

    Look, in general, there are a lot of black people, primarily middle class black people who post things on the internet, who have a big chip on their shoulders. I think that's a generally positive development, because it means that black people are being more assertive of who they are, sort of like the "Black Pride" movement of the 1960's but without the weapons, black berets, and leather. I do think it is unhealthy for a white person to dismiss it, or blow it off. That, to me, indicates a certain insecurity which is a sign of weakness.

    I rarely side with policemen when they shoot unarmed suspects, regardless of color. Killing a human being is a grave matter, and not to be dismissed lightly. And I know what generally happens when a police officer shoots an unarmed suspect, because I've seen it happen in my own family. The officer, as in this case, generally loses his job.

    With regard to Trayvon and Zimmerman, if you seriously want to consider putting Zimmerman on a paleoconservative postage stamp you are making a big mistake, that guy has been arrested half a dozen times since he killed Martin for assault and is now known to have gone prowling after having had a big fight with is (now ex-) wife.

    I do think it is unhealthy for a white person to dismiss it, or blow it off. That, to me, indicates a certain insecurity which is a sign of weakness.

    #BlackLiesMatter.

  44. @Harry Baldwin
    The Justice Department announced Tuesday that the Martin investigation had been closed, with “insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights charges” against George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch coordinator who shot the unarmed black teenager to death back in 2012.

    Once we get the new "Net Neutrality" system operational, we'll be able to check if future Zimmermans have visited sites like SBPDL, American Renaissance, Steve Sailer, or Drudge Report, which will provide sufficient evidence of racism to pursue civil rights charges.

    SOP is that you are already on various databases, with tracking of anything you search outside of a Tor-type browser, and even that isn’t bulletproof anymore.

  45. @AnAnon
    Destablized nations pose no threat to a nation with secured borders.

    Except when they can launch rockets over the border.

  46. @countenance
    Tire + Gasoline + Match = Social justice, black African style.

    For Mandela’s birthday, get your loved one a necklace. Make it Michelin.

    If you want to get Melissa Harris-Perry a gift, how about earrings? You can get them in the feminine hygiene aisle.

  47. @iSteveFan

    Why would Israel want a destabilized Syria? Seems Israel is better off surrounded by stable dictatorships than broken states teaming with rebels.
     
    Why has Israel not launched attacks against ISIS? We are told they are a threat to civilization, yet the Israeli's don't seem too concerned about them. Along those lines, check out this interview of General Wesley Clark from CNN in which he states that ISIS was created by our friends and allies in the middle east to fight Hezbollah. He doesn't name which friends, but could he possibly be referring to Israel? If so, it might explain why they are not attacking ISIS and why ISIS is not attacking them.

    ISIS isn’t in position to attack Israel (or us, for that matter). It may be in a position to attack Europe soon, by infiltrating terrorists among illegal immigrants from North Africa, but Europe could easily counter that by restricting immigration.

    • Replies: @iSteveFan

    ISIS isn’t in position to attack Israel (or us, for that matter).
     
    Not now. But if ISIS were to take hold in Syria, a large chunk of western Iraq, possibly Lebanon and Jordan, and perhaps Libya and Egypt, then they most certainly would be a threat. Evidently Israel does not think this is a possibility. If they don't think it is a possibility, then the last thing I want to do is to spend US lives and treasure fighting it. I will gauge the seriousness of the ISIS threat by how the Israelis react, not to how McCain and Graham do.

    Dave, did you watch the Wesley Clark interview? It is only a 2 minute excerpt, but he appears to suggest Israel created ISIS. Whether that is right or wrong, it is significant that a guy of his rank would say this publicly.
  48. iSteveFan says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    ISIS isn't in position to attack Israel (or us, for that matter). It may be in a position to attack Europe soon, by infiltrating terrorists among illegal immigrants from North Africa, but Europe could easily counter that by restricting immigration.

    ISIS isn’t in position to attack Israel (or us, for that matter).

    Not now. But if ISIS were to take hold in Syria, a large chunk of western Iraq, possibly Lebanon and Jordan, and perhaps Libya and Egypt, then they most certainly would be a threat. Evidently Israel does not think this is a possibility. If they don’t think it is a possibility, then the last thing I want to do is to spend US lives and treasure fighting it. I will gauge the seriousness of the ISIS threat by how the Israelis react, not to how McCain and Graham do.

    Dave, did you watch the Wesley Clark interview? It is only a 2 minute excerpt, but he appears to suggest Israel created ISIS. Whether that is right or wrong, it is significant that a guy of his rank would say this publicly.

  49. Black households preferred cable programs with more than 50 percent diversity, pointing out several of BET’s original programming including The Game and Real Husbands of Hollywood.
    http://www.bet.com/news/celebrities/2015/02/27/report-diversity-delivers-higher-ratings-and-big-box-office-numbers.html

    The cast of those shows is not just 50 percent diversity, they are 100 percent diversity (100 percent Black to exact) as neither of those shows features even 1 White actor/White actress among it’s main cast.

    Also when Blacks complain that there is not enough diversity in Hollywood, what they really mean is they feel there are not enough Blacks specifically in Hollywood, not Nonwhites in general. Lets get serious here, the vast majority of Blacks could care less that Hollywood does not have a lot of Asians, Mestizos, and Amerindians.

    If Hollywood was over 50 percent Black and 0 percent Asian, Mestizo, and Amerindian, do you think Al Sharpton and other Black race hustlers would be fighting for more Brown and Yellow representation in Hollywood? HELL NO THEY WOULD NOT.

  50. “………he will call for a lower standard of proof for civil rights crimes.”

    This suggests a new slogan for the government:

    The Obama administration…………….lowering standards daily.

  51. “MarkinLA says:

    When I heard that on the radio, I thought it was bad. But I read that he is just banning a particular type of 5.56mm ammunition that has a steel penetrator to make it amour piercing.”

    By what legal authority does Obama ban a particular kind of ammunition? Does he get to ban anything he may happen to dislike? 24 oz. soda bottles? Plaid golf pants? Country music?

    • Replies: @Chris Mallory

    By what legal authority does Obama ban a particular kind of ammunition? Does he get to ban anything he may happen to dislike? 24 oz. soda bottles? Plaid golf pants? Country music?
     
    Probably the same twisted and perverted reading of the Interstate Commerce Clause that allows the War on (some) Drugs and the ATF to exist at all.
    , @abj_slant
    If I had the authority, I would most definitely ban plaid golf pants.
  52. “Jefferson says:

    What seems to be really popular lately among “Black Lives Matter” Left Wing journalists on the internet is to say that America is no morally better than ISIS because America has the KKK who they say is also a terrorist organization. “”

    Yeah, ISIS is just like the KKK, if that is they limited themselves to running a few websites and playing checkers at the Waffle Hut.

  53. Once in awhile there is some tension in the KKK Crazy Glue Coalition Nation. A TGI Fridays in Manhattan is being sued for preferring to hire Hispanics and Light Skin people (Light Skin which can be a very broad and subjective term) over African Americans.
    http://www.theroot.com/articles/news/2015/02/former_waiters_sue_tgi_fridays_for_hiring_light_skinned_workers_hispanics.html

    In this case the people suing are claiming it is both colorism and racism. The colorism part being that specific TGI Fridays in Manhattan has no problem hiring Nonwhite people as long they have lighter skin than most African Americans. The racism part of course is TGI Fridays corporation is run by greedy racist White guys who have evil White privilege and thus they do not believe Black Lives Matter.

  54. With the failed crapper economy the standards keep going down for everything without anybody doing anything. There are more fakes and on the news tonight…”Fake realities will create fake humans. Or, fake humans will generate fake realities and then sell them to other humans, turning them, eventually, into forgeries of themselves. So we wind up with fake humans inventing fake realities and then peddling them to other fake humans. It is just a very large version of Disneyland. You can have the Pirate Ride or the Lincoln Simulacrum or Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride—you can have all of them, but none is true. ” http://deoxy.org/pkd_how2build.htm

    So with the the middle class now the lower class everybody will need to adjust their expectations to suit the investment class who themselves are a bunch of fakes and phonies. When exposed, the market crashed and the fakes and phonies in Washington DC gave away bailouts, so you got more mediocrity and even more fakes. You didn’t get more justice. It’s as blind as a bat or a broker in either case. If humans can look like mice, can mice look like humans? Chances are they aren’t going to try. Try more cases.

  55. Such a change would make it easier for the federal government to bring charges in the case of a future Ferguson or Trayvon Martin.

    Considering how despicable Holder and his views are (he is a foul, racial demagogue, and his views are explicitly anti-white), I’m not sure how effective or useful sarcasm is in condemning him.

    For me, the most telling part of this piece was the revelation that he planned to write a letter to the parents of Trayvon Martin. Presumably at least in part to apologize for, or express regret about, the DOJ decision not to charge Zimmerman. In lieu of the facts that came out about what happened, including during the trial (which never should have taken place), I find that absolutely astounding — that the AG of the US, acting more or less in an official capacity (make no mistake about that), is going to write a letter to Martin’s parents. Martin was thuggish, and initiated the physical confrontation that resulted in his death. After punching him in the face, Martin was viciously slamming Zimmerman’s head on the concrete sidewalk when Zimmerman shot him. If anything, and just looking at things objectively (impossible for Holder), Martin’s assault — the viciousness of it — indicates racial animus more than anything Zimmerman did, since given recent crime happenings in that area — not to mention general statistics — Zimmerman was justified in being more suspicious of a young black male.

    Perhaps Holder’s remarks will help more Whites wake up and see the political tenor that has developed in the country — the nature of Obama and the people he appoints.

  56. George Orwell.

  57. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Talking of ‘double jeopardy’, supposedly an ancient and cherished ‘right’ enshrined in English common law since time immemorial, the British New Labour maladministration of 1997 – 2010 summarily abolished it with no fanfare and no debate.
    The reason? – a young black teenager, Stephen Lawrence, was allegedly murdered by a pack of white youths. The first trial acquitted the white youths due to lack of evidence. This was not good enough for New Labour, so, overnight they overturned an ancient legal ‘right’ in order to get the result they wanted.
    Prior to the Lawrence case it was usual in England to hear the pompous phrase uttered ‘better 100 guilty men go free than one innocent man be jailed’ all the time by persons eager to show the ‘superiority’ of English justice and the burden of evidential proof needed.
    Funny, but since Lawrence I’ve never heard it uttered again.

    • Replies: @Tex
    The Mother of Parliaments is a saggy old whore these days.
  58. @ SPMoore8

    “Look, in general, there are a lot of black people, primarily middle class black people who post things on the internet, who have a big chip on their shoulders. I think that’s a generally positive development, because it means that black people are being more assertive of who they are, sort of like the “Black Pride” movement of the 1960′s but without the weapons, black berets, and leather.”

    Apparently not everyone got the memo that this new self-assertiveness was minus the weapons, black berets and leather.

    “I do think it is unhealthy for a white person to dismiss it, or blow it off. That, to me, indicates a certain insecurity which is a sign of weakness.”

    No, it’s a sign of stupidity.

  59. I think one of the reasons it’s so important for them to get a conviction in these cases is because they know blacks will not behave themselves if the verdict isn’t too their liking. When blacks go on these week-long rampages of arson, looting, violence, and destruction after a not-guilty verdict, it illustrates how different they are from us.

    It’s better to throw some white guy in jail for the sake of more favorable perceptions.

    • Replies: @Kylie
    @ Jake

    "I think one of the reasons it’s so important for them to get a conviction in these cases is because they know blacks will not behave themselves if the verdict isn’t too their liking."

    As opposed to when things go their way and they behave so civilly.

    "When blacks go on these week-long rampages of arson, looting, violence, and destruction after a not-guilty verdict, it illustrates how different they are from us."

    Well, thank god for that because otherwise, we'd never have a clue.
  60. Those of us who were alive during the ‘Civil Rights’ era knew of cases where Federal prosecution on Civil Rights charges were called for. They were few and far between. Perhaps the most well known case was the Federal prosecution of the Mississippi men responsible for the murders of three activists ( Goodman, Schwerner and Chaney) conducting a voter registration drive of blacks in that state.

    It was clear that state authorities had failed to uphold the law and local law enforcement was not only unwilling to conduct a proper investigation but were complicit in the killings.

    There is simply no reason to believe, outside of certain politically liberal, Democratic run jurisdictions, anything like that could happen in America today. It is unlikely even Philadelphia, Pennsylvania would be so brazen as to cover up the murder of three men much less Philadelphia, Mississippi but we do see signs that it could happen if men like Eric Holder continue to hold high office in Washington.

  61. “If security camera footage shows the convenience store was looted by at least twelve good men and true, that should constitute a legal indictment of any white cop under federal civil rights laws.”

    “Another reform would be to remove pedantic pre-postmodern technicalities about the white malefactor needing to actually “exist,” thus allowing the Obama Administration the moral satisfaction of indicting Haven Monahan.”

    Nicely turned phrasing–trenchant and witty.

  62. @Mr. Anon
    "MarkinLA says:

    When I heard that on the radio, I thought it was bad. But I read that he is just banning a particular type of 5.56mm ammunition that has a steel penetrator to make it amour piercing."

    By what legal authority does Obama ban a particular kind of ammunition? Does he get to ban anything he may happen to dislike? 24 oz. soda bottles? Plaid golf pants? Country music?

    By what legal authority does Obama ban a particular kind of ammunition? Does he get to ban anything he may happen to dislike? 24 oz. soda bottles? Plaid golf pants? Country music?

    Probably the same twisted and perverted reading of the Interstate Commerce Clause that allows the War on (some) Drugs and the ATF to exist at all.

  63. >> this is just Holder signaling his base that, much to his regret, there will be no Ferguson indictment either.

    Laying the ground-work for the upcoming run in Chicago local politics….. where the REAL money is.

  64. @Jack D
    The Assads were (once upon a time) the leaders of an army that posed a real serious threat to Israel, one whose tanks almost broke thru in '73. An army with missiles and air defenses and even the ability to build a nuclear reactor. By contrast, ISIS are stone-age primitives with pickup trucks and AK's and scimitars for beheadings. They can bring fear to civilian populations and maybe even to the tatters of Assad's army, but in the face of a real army such as Israel's, they are fish in a barrel. Israel is much better off with Assad and ISIS fighting each other - if it were up to them, the civil war would drag on forever without a clear victor. But if they had to choose a victor, they would probably prefer ISIS. Also an ISIS regime is clearly so evil that even the biggest Western bleeding heart can't argue that Israel should "make peace" with them.

    Never underestimate a Western bleeding heart.

  65. @Ron Unz
    Certain people seem to assume that they'll always be looking down from the Bench rather than looking up from the Dock.

    Maybe they're correct. Maybe not...

    It more and more looks like they’re correct.

  66. Municipalities that thwart the imperial will of Washington get stitches.

  67. How the Government and Media Are Lying About Net Neutrality:

  68. I wonder how long it will take Boehner to get this new reform legislation to the House floor.

  69. “In an exit interview, the attorney general says his critics may be partly driven by race.”

    I’ve never really cared that Eric Holder was Black. But I’ve always got the very distinct impression it made a HUGE difference to him.

  70. Holder could look outside the mainstream of Anglo-Saxon jurisprudence to more informal community-based systems of legal reasoning, such as lynch law.

    Or “necklacing.”

  71. @Whiskey
    Consider what Obama has already done: outlawed the AR-15 and .308 rifles by banning the bullets, seized control of the internet with "secret" 300 pages of rules that have the force of law. Signed the US up to Cap and Trade without a treaty. Signed a treaty allowing Iran to have nukes without a Senate Vote.

    Lower standard of proof can be done through executive order. Boehner and company won't stop him.

    Consider what Obama has already done: outlawed the AR-15 and .308 rifles by banning the bullets

    Not quite: http://bearingarms.com/goodbye-greentip-atf-seeks-ban-common-ss109m855-5-56-ammunition/

    What is being considered is ATF withdrawing the sporting exemption for the M855 62 grain cartridge, under the guise that it is being used in pistol versions of the AR-15 (no “armor piercing” bullets for pistols).

    This change must be opposed, but you should know exactly what you are opposing.

    • Replies: @map
    Does anyone here know what an AR-15 pistol is?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLuZL9-u8NA

    That's an AR-15 pistol.

    The pistol designation is to get around the fact that this would otherwise be a short-barrel rifle and would require an NFA tax stamp.

    This is no more likely to be a dangerous street weapon than an ordinary AR-15.
  72. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    This is in line with all other aspects of things having to do with the black population, and that is to exempt them from standards imposed upon others, lower the bar for them and only them. Let them get away with more crime, lower required scores for any job, give them all job sinecures, have their word in court outweigh that of any others, etc etc. Sort of a tacit admission that as a group they’re below par even as they repeat endlessly in public ‘we’re equal, we’re equal, we’re just as good as you’. No other group is as self-infatuated; all their most prominent personalities spend all their waking hours composing odes to themselves.

    • Replies: @marty
    You don't really mind that blacks in their 20's drive around with handicap placards, do you?
    , @Desiderius

    ‘we’re equal, we’re equal, we’re just as good as you’
     
    I don't hear much so modest. They behave like a rentier class, and every day are treated more like one, with all the special privileges appertaining. Voltaire's test, cash flows, leisure, liberty to breed, you name it.
  73. @Jefferson
    What seems to be really popular lately among "Black Lives Matter" Left Wing journalists on the internet is to say that America is no morally better than ISIS because America has the KKK who they say is also a terrorist organization. The Huffington Post, Slate, Salon, The Atlanta Black Star, News One, The Root, etc have all done this comparison.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/27/kkk-terrorist-organization_n_6764866.html

    To be fair, the KKK pretty much was a terrorist organization. Of course what that article is a typical PC-SJW re-frame. Ignore the guys burning people alive in cages, remember WHITE PEOPLE DO BAD THINGS!!!!!!!!!!!

    As someone who has studied a lot of Reconstruction history, I have the ability to hold it in my head that neither the KKK nor ISIS are good citizens.

    But with Obama increasingly determined to play Silas Lynch (lynch, hmm….) complete with kangaroo courts and race-baiting us ofay honkeys, I’m really starting to wonder. Arguably there have been worse presidents, but never one that just straight up despised white people.

  74. @Anonymous
    Talking of 'double jeopardy', supposedly an ancient and cherished 'right' enshrined in English common law since time immemorial, the British New Labour maladministration of 1997 - 2010 summarily abolished it with no fanfare and no debate.
    The reason? - a young black teenager, Stephen Lawrence, was allegedly murdered by a pack of white youths. The first trial acquitted the white youths due to lack of evidence. This was not good enough for New Labour, so, overnight they overturned an ancient legal 'right' in order to get the result they wanted.
    Prior to the Lawrence case it was usual in England to hear the pompous phrase uttered 'better 100 guilty men go free than one innocent man be jailed' all the time by persons eager to show the 'superiority' of English justice and the burden of evidential proof needed.
    Funny, but since Lawrence I've never heard it uttered again.

    The Mother of Parliaments is a saggy old whore these days.

  75. I hope snarking the Left to change their ways isn’t your plan A.

    Its like there’s a willfull ignorance on their end goal being to stuff all the bad thinkers in a reeducation camp, and people here think Twitchy and fisking is and that’s all that’s needed to hold off the end game.

  76. @SPMoore8
    Point me to the post where I defended Muslim terrorists. Thank you.

    Look, in general, there are a lot of black people, primarily middle class black people who post things on the internet, who have a big chip on their shoulders. I think that's a generally positive development, because it means that black people are being more assertive of who they are, sort of like the "Black Pride" movement of the 1960's but without the weapons, black berets, and leather. I do think it is unhealthy for a white person to dismiss it, or blow it off. That, to me, indicates a certain insecurity which is a sign of weakness.

    I rarely side with policemen when they shoot unarmed suspects, regardless of color. Killing a human being is a grave matter, and not to be dismissed lightly. And I know what generally happens when a police officer shoots an unarmed suspect, because I've seen it happen in my own family. The officer, as in this case, generally loses his job.

    With regard to Trayvon and Zimmerman, if you seriously want to consider putting Zimmerman on a paleoconservative postage stamp you are making a big mistake, that guy has been arrested half a dozen times since he killed Martin for assault and is now known to have gone prowling after having had a big fight with is (now ex-) wife.

    I think that’s a generally positive development, because it means that black people are being more assertive of who they are

    Yes, certainly African Americans being more assertive of who they are is part of the solution to America’s race relations problems. Bravo. You deserve an honorary Doctorate of Sociology.

  77. @SPMoore8
    There is such a thing as the Internet, you know. First link, which is good enough:

    http://www.vox.com/2015/1/12/7532325/george-zimmerman-arrest-assault

    The question you should be asking is: why is he being harassed by police?

    Isn’t that the new standard you are applying?

  78. @SPMoore8
    I know all about the case, and to my ears he certainly called Trayvon one of the "f***ing c**ns" who had committed crimes in his community. Although I realize that's a bit like "What color is this dress?"

    “I know all about the case, and to my ears he certainly called Trayvon one of the “f***ing c**ns” who had committed crimes in his community.”

    ________________________________________________________________________________

    LOL. Then you’re actually hoping to hear insults.

    Even the progressive press, given the opportunity to hear that amplified and slowed down, felt he said, “It’s f***ing cold out here.”

  79. @anonymous
    This is in line with all other aspects of things having to do with the black population, and that is to exempt them from standards imposed upon others, lower the bar for them and only them. Let them get away with more crime, lower required scores for any job, give them all job sinecures, have their word in court outweigh that of any others, etc etc. Sort of a tacit admission that as a group they're below par even as they repeat endlessly in public 'we're equal, we're equal, we're just as good as you'. No other group is as self-infatuated; all their most prominent personalities spend all their waking hours composing odes to themselves.

    You don’t really mind that blacks in their 20’s drive around with handicap placards, do you?

  80. @Twinkie

    Consider what Obama has already done: outlawed the AR-15 and .308 rifles by banning the bullets
     
    Not quite: http://bearingarms.com/goodbye-greentip-atf-seeks-ban-common-ss109m855-5-56-ammunition/

    What is being considered is ATF withdrawing the sporting exemption for the M855 62 grain cartridge, under the guise that it is being used in pistol versions of the AR-15 (no "armor piercing" bullets for pistols).

    This change must be opposed, but you should know exactly what you are opposing.

    Does anyone here know what an AR-15 pistol is?

    That’s an AR-15 pistol.

    The pistol designation is to get around the fact that this would otherwise be a short-barrel rifle and would require an NFA tax stamp.

    This is no more likely to be a dangerous street weapon than an ordinary AR-15.

    • Replies: @Twinkie

    Does anyone here know what an AR-15 pistol is?
     
    Are you serious? I have class 3 weapons.

    This is no more likely to be a dangerous street weapon than an ordinary AR-15.
     
    Of course not. ALL gun regulations are asinine.

    ATF also reversed itself on the "SIG arm braces" on pistols, because, let's face it, people have been (and are) using them as ersatz stocks on short-barrel weapons.

    And no one has died from it. There have been no gun battles with arm braces. We ought to be able to own short barrel and/or select-fire weapons without any regulation.
  81. @SPMoore8
    It's hard to get a conviction when the other party "declines to press charges." Welcome to the wonderful world of domestic assault, although I don't know why the other driver in the road rage incident "declined."

    It’s hard to get a conviction when the other party “declines to press charges.” Welcome to the wonderful world of domestic assault, although I don’t know why the other driver in the road rage incident “declined.”

    In other words, you’ll treat him as convicted in the absence of any actual evidence of anything other than a domestic argument that bothers the neighbors.

    • Replies: @Anon

    In other words, you’ll treat him as convicted in the absence of any actual evidence of anything other than a domestic argument that bothers the neighbors.
     
    And this is the man who thinks that (Zimmerman) having his head bashed into the concrete is not a valid reason for shooting Martin.
  82. @SPMoore8
    I know all about the case, and to my ears he certainly called Trayvon one of the "f***ing c**ns" who had committed crimes in his community. Although I realize that's a bit like "What color is this dress?"

    I know all about the case, and to my ears he certainly called Trayvon one of the “f***ing c**ns”

    Quit lying. What you know consists of snippets of TV news reports. That phrase never occurs on the recording with the dispatcher, nor would anyone honestly mistake what he did say for that.

  83. @Chris Mallory
    .308 ammo is not under consideration, only one type of cheap 5.56 ammo.

    Iran has signed the NPT and is giving up it's rights in any agreement with Obama. If you want to look for a rogue nation, look at Israel.

    Iran has signed the NPT and is giving up it’s rights in any agreement with Obama. If you want to look for a rogue nation, look at Israel.

    If Israel is a rouge nation then they are enlightened rogues with enough testosterone to defend themselves against 200 million Muslim Arabs. A stark contrast to Europe which pays for Muslim demographic takeover by subsidizing Muslim baby making with welfare payments.

    Europeans also have many “jobless” hate and Jihad imams sucking off their welfare systems. Another one popped up last week. I believe it was a UK Jihad preacher-parasite getting UK benefits

  84. I know all about the case, and to my ears he certainly called Trayvon one of the “f***ing c**ns” who had committed crimes in his community.

    LOL & point at SPMoore8

    But if they had to choose a victor, they would probably prefer ISIS. Also an ISIS regime is clearly so evil that even the biggest Western bleeding heart can’t argue that Israel should “make peace” with them.

    Sort of like how Israel/Mossad helped create Hamas, as a nutty religious alternative to the disturbingly secular PLO.

    Except when they can launch rockets over the border.

    True. What’s the body count up to now? 30 dead over 30 years, or something?

    It’s hard to get a conviction when the other party “declines to press charges.” Welcome to the wonderful world of domestic assault, although I don’t know why the other driver in the road rage incident “declined.”

    It’s not hard to get people to press charges on serious matters where the case is solid, though.

    It’s not hard to post excerpts from a police report, either. Unless you think they’re underwhelming.

  85. @Jake
    I think one of the reasons it's so important for them to get a conviction in these cases is because they know blacks will not behave themselves if the verdict isn't too their liking. When blacks go on these week-long rampages of arson, looting, violence, and destruction after a not-guilty verdict, it illustrates how different they are from us.

    It's better to throw some white guy in jail for the sake of more favorable perceptions.

    @ Jake

    “I think one of the reasons it’s so important for them to get a conviction in these cases is because they know blacks will not behave themselves if the verdict isn’t too their liking.”

    As opposed to when things go their way and they behave so civilly.

    “When blacks go on these week-long rampages of arson, looting, violence, and destruction after a not-guilty verdict, it illustrates how different they are from us.”

    Well, thank god for that because otherwise, we’d never have a clue.

  86. @Ron Unz
    Certain people seem to assume that they'll always be looking down from the Bench rather than looking up from the Dock.

    Maybe they're correct. Maybe not...

    Maybe. Could also be more along the lines of getting your licks in while the getting’s good.

  87. @Dave Pinsen
    Why would Israel want a destabilized Syria? Seems Israel is better off surrounded by stable dictatorships than broken states teaming with rebels.

    Israel wants the Syrian state dismantled to solidify its claim on the Golan Heights. Israel seized it during the 1967 war and later annexed it. Not a single nation on this Earth (not even our CongressWhores or Micronesia) formally recognizes the GH as anything but Israeli Occupied Syria. However, if the Syrian state were to cease to exist (in any capacity that could be reasonably construed as having legitimate continuity and hence claim to the GH), there would be no obstacle to international legitimation of the land grab. If that seems silly to you … “that was so long ago!” consider that neither the Syrians nor the Israelis have a worldview (if you are a regular American) remotely close to yours. They aren’t like you. They don’t think like you. And they have not (either side) forgotten about the Golan Heights.

    It’s not quite accurate to say the Israelis aren’t concerned about having radicals on their doorstep. I think that the people on the ground (senior military) with actual responsibility for protecting their citizenry are concerned. It’s elements of the political leadership that is not. I think some of them, including Netanyahoo, would see it as a MASSIVE plus if IS attacked them and killed a few Israelis(of course, only if they have destroyed Syria first). Israel is taking a public relations pounding in the West.

    hasbarist: “We can’t give back the Golan! Syria doesn’t exist anymore so there is no one to give it back to! Surely you don’t expect us to give it to those nasty IS Jihadists running rampant right outside our borders? If only Assad and the old Syrian government were still around … *wistful sigh* We probably could have come to an agreement with them. *snickers*

  88. @anonymous
    This is in line with all other aspects of things having to do with the black population, and that is to exempt them from standards imposed upon others, lower the bar for them and only them. Let them get away with more crime, lower required scores for any job, give them all job sinecures, have their word in court outweigh that of any others, etc etc. Sort of a tacit admission that as a group they're below par even as they repeat endlessly in public 'we're equal, we're equal, we're just as good as you'. No other group is as self-infatuated; all their most prominent personalities spend all their waking hours composing odes to themselves.

    ‘we’re equal, we’re equal, we’re just as good as you’

    I don’t hear much so modest. They behave like a rentier class, and every day are treated more like one, with all the special privileges appertaining. Voltaire’s test, cash flows, leisure, liberty to breed, you name it.

  89. @Mr. Anon
    "MarkinLA says:

    When I heard that on the radio, I thought it was bad. But I read that he is just banning a particular type of 5.56mm ammunition that has a steel penetrator to make it amour piercing."

    By what legal authority does Obama ban a particular kind of ammunition? Does he get to ban anything he may happen to dislike? 24 oz. soda bottles? Plaid golf pants? Country music?

    If I had the authority, I would most definitely ban plaid golf pants.

  90. @Harry Baldwin
    The Justice Department announced Tuesday that the Martin investigation had been closed, with “insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights charges” against George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch coordinator who shot the unarmed black teenager to death back in 2012.

    Once we get the new "Net Neutrality" system operational, we'll be able to check if future Zimmermans have visited sites like SBPDL, American Renaissance, Steve Sailer, or Drudge Report, which will provide sufficient evidence of racism to pursue civil rights charges.

    Heh-heh. I’m technically Hispanic, which should give the SJW types a double-take when they look up my actual name. 😉

    • Replies: @The most deplorable one
    It didn't help Zimmerman.
  91. The most deplorable one [AKA "Fourth doorman of the apocalypse"] says:
    @SPMoore8
    There is such a thing as the Internet, you know. First link, which is good enough:

    http://www.vox.com/2015/1/12/7532325/george-zimmerman-arrest-assault

    You obviously did not bother to read it:

    Since Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder in July 2013, he’s had a series of run-ins with the law — some more serious than others — but has not been convicted of any crimes. (Emphasis added.)

    Now where have I heard it claimed that the man persecutes blacks and Hispanics by having the police harass them?

  92. The most deplorable one [AKA "Fourth doorman of the apocalypse"] says:
    @SFG
    Heh-heh. I'm technically Hispanic, which should give the SJW types a double-take when they look up my actual name. ;)

    It didn’t help Zimmerman.

  93. “Such a change would make it easier for the federal government to bring charges in the case of a future Ferguson or Trayvon Martin”

    translation: to create crime where none exists……..but only if the potential perp is perceived or is actually “white”

  94. @Jefferson
    "PS: I say this as someone who does think GZ targeted Trayvon for following because of his race, and who thinks that the killing of MB was unnecessary."

    You defend Muslims terrorists, so I am not surprised you also defend Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin and believe in that "Black Lives Matter" BS.

    well i believe all lives matter and also Zimmerman certainly did profile tray tray……….HE LOOKED JUST LIKE THE GUY THAT STOLE HIS BIKE THE WEEK BEFORE AND THE LAPTOP OF HIS NEIGHBORS THE MONTH BEFORE…..so he “profiled” what he thought was a bugler and for good reasons.

    and if he also happens to be black so be it.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    …..so he “profiled” what he thought was a bugler and for good reasons.
     
    I don't think Zimmerman could see Martin's lips. And they're born with those; it doesn't come from bugling.

    Seriously, though, did Zimmerman see a single square inch of Martin's skin before approaching him? Short of studying dusty old physical anthropology texts, how would he know Martin was black at all?
  95. @SPMoore8
    Point me to the post where I defended Muslim terrorists. Thank you.

    Look, in general, there are a lot of black people, primarily middle class black people who post things on the internet, who have a big chip on their shoulders. I think that's a generally positive development, because it means that black people are being more assertive of who they are, sort of like the "Black Pride" movement of the 1960's but without the weapons, black berets, and leather. I do think it is unhealthy for a white person to dismiss it, or blow it off. That, to me, indicates a certain insecurity which is a sign of weakness.

    I rarely side with policemen when they shoot unarmed suspects, regardless of color. Killing a human being is a grave matter, and not to be dismissed lightly. And I know what generally happens when a police officer shoots an unarmed suspect, because I've seen it happen in my own family. The officer, as in this case, generally loses his job.

    With regard to Trayvon and Zimmerman, if you seriously want to consider putting Zimmerman on a paleoconservative postage stamp you are making a big mistake, that guy has been arrested half a dozen times since he killed Martin for assault and is now known to have gone prowling after having had a big fight with is (now ex-) wife.

    there are a lot of black people, primarily middle class black people who post things on the internet, who have a big chip on their shoulders. I think that’s a generally positive development, because it means that black people are being more assertive of who they are

    Because up until now there’s been a real shortage of black people with chips on their shoulders being assertive about who they are – which means, in plain English, being racist?

    I do think it is unhealthy for a white person to dismiss it, or blow it off. That, to me, indicates a certain insecurity which is a sign of weakness.

    Thanks, got it. White people being assertive = insecurity and weakness, black people being assertive = a positive development and a sign of commendable black pride. You’ve told me all I need to know, though perhaps not what you intended to.

  96. @map
    Does anyone here know what an AR-15 pistol is?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLuZL9-u8NA

    That's an AR-15 pistol.

    The pistol designation is to get around the fact that this would otherwise be a short-barrel rifle and would require an NFA tax stamp.

    This is no more likely to be a dangerous street weapon than an ordinary AR-15.

    Does anyone here know what an AR-15 pistol is?

    Are you serious? I have class 3 weapons.

    This is no more likely to be a dangerous street weapon than an ordinary AR-15.

    Of course not. ALL gun regulations are asinine.

    ATF also reversed itself on the “SIG arm braces” on pistols, because, let’s face it, people have been (and are) using them as ersatz stocks on short-barrel weapons.

    And no one has died from it. There have been no gun battles with arm braces. We ought to be able to own short barrel and/or select-fire weapons without any regulation.

  97. Anon • Disclaimer says:
    @Art Deco
    It’s hard to get a conviction when the other party “declines to press charges.” Welcome to the wonderful world of domestic assault, although I don’t know why the other driver in the road rage incident “declined.”

    In other words, you'll treat him as convicted in the absence of any actual evidence of anything other than a domestic argument that bothers the neighbors.

    In other words, you’ll treat him as convicted in the absence of any actual evidence of anything other than a domestic argument that bothers the neighbors.

    And this is the man who thinks that (Zimmerman) having his head bashed into the concrete is not a valid reason for shooting Martin.

  98. “I’m not sure how effective or useful sarcasm is in condemning him.”

    At some point, it’s all that we have left.

    Awesome work by Sailer. The angrier he gets, the better he is.

  99. @interesting
    well i believe all lives matter and also Zimmerman certainly did profile tray tray..........HE LOOKED JUST LIKE THE GUY THAT STOLE HIS BIKE THE WEEK BEFORE AND THE LAPTOP OF HIS NEIGHBORS THE MONTH BEFORE.....so he "profiled" what he thought was a bugler and for good reasons.

    and if he also happens to be black so be it.

    …..so he “profiled” what he thought was a bugler and for good reasons.

    I don’t think Zimmerman could see Martin’s lips. And they’re born with those; it doesn’t come from bugling.

    Seriously, though, did Zimmerman see a single square inch of Martin’s skin before approaching him? Short of studying dusty old physical anthropology texts, how would he know Martin was black at all?

  100. I guess Holder would like to introduce necklacing as a way of dealing with cisgendered straight white males.

  101. Fortunately we had a lower standard of proof 50 years ago when the DoJ and the FBI were investigating race crimes in the south.

  102. Such a change would make it easier for the federal government to bring charges in the case of a future Ferguson.

    The final moments of the Ferguson incident are illustrated at the following webpage.

    http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=ojeank&s=8#.VPKnJ3zF-aU

    Click on the image there to enlarge it.

    The illustration is based on eyewitness statements and on physical evidence — blood drops (red cones) and ejected bullet cartridges (blue cones).

    Strong-arm robber Michael Brown charged about 17 yards at police officer Darren Wilson, who retreated about the same distance, shooting in self-defense.

  103. @SPMoore8
    I know all about the case, and to my ears he certainly called Trayvon one of the "f***ing c**ns" who had committed crimes in his community. Although I realize that's a bit like "What color is this dress?"

    I know all about the case, and to my ears he certainly called Trayvon one of the “f***ing c**ns”

    Who the heck says “coons” anymore? Maybe a 80-year-old farmer in Alabama.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    The term disappeared from my parents' social circle (people born in 1929 +/- 6 years) ca. 1966. Even then, it was considered gamy and unrefined, used in stag settings like card games. And, of course, Zimmerman did not say that. What he did say ("f***ing punks") was an aside of no importance in the conversation.
    --
    The salient information in the conversation was the timeline it provided of Martin's movements and Zimmerman's movements as well as a real time account of what Martin was doing (e.g. taking very particular notice of Zimmerman and his vehicle and abruptly running away a propos of nothing in particular). The distance from Zimmerman's truck to the back door of the home in which Martin was staying could have been traversed in two minutes at an ordinary loping pace and about 80 seconds in a brisk walk, a half-minute longer had Martin walked all the way to the next street rather than walking through the back alley; he'd have been home before Zimmerman got off the phone with the dispatcher. Not one discrete element of Martin's behavior that night made much sense if his only object was to run a brief errand and return home. His travel time to and from the convenience store was weirdly distended, his manifest interest in Zimmerman's presence odd, running away odder still, and turning around near the back steps of his host's home and walking 80 yards back up the alley to confront Zimmerman as Zimmerman was loitering around waiting for the police oddest of all.
  104. “It didn’t help Zimmerman.”

    If George had a Spanish last name instead of a last name that sounds like it belongs in a Woody Allen film, I don’t think Trayvon Martin’s death would have gotten so much national exposure.

    After all in Los Angeles thanks to gang turf wars, it is quite common for people who look like George Zimmerman to kill people who look like Trayvon Martin, yet these homicides get zero national exposure, because if they did get more media attention it would put a crack in the KKK Crazy Glue Coalition Nation, especially if the Hispanic gang bangers killing African Americans are “Undocumented Workers” who speak little to no English. The liberal elites does not want there to be any racial tension between Black Americans and “Undocumented Workers” because it takes the focus away from Stale Pale Males who are the real enemies.

  105. “Seriously, though, did Zimmerman see a single square inch of Martin’s skin before approaching him? Short of studying dusty old physical anthropology texts, how would he know Martin was black at all?”

    Maybe before approaching him face to face up close, George saw the color of Trayvon’s hands and noticed how dark they were, which in George’s eyes would than definitely eliminate the possibility that this boy was Chinese or White for example.

    Just because at first he couldn’t see Trayvon’s face under the hoodie it doesn’t automatically mean Trayvon’s hands were covered as well.

  106. @Trayvon Zimmerman
    Brilliant, incisive, and hilarious. This post is a classic example of why I never miss anything Steve Sailer writes.

    I dunno, I would have liked the snark leavened with a little analysis of what Holder actually had in mind. The rest of the media was just as bad.

    I eventually found an analysis piece after the Trayvon Martin verdict two years ago suggesting that it might be helpful to change the mens rea (state of mind) required from specific intent to something else. I still don’t know what that means in the context of a prosecution for violating someone’s civil rights for racial reasons.

  107. @Harry Baldwin
    I know all about the case, and to my ears he certainly called Trayvon one of the “f***ing c**ns”

    Who the heck says "coons" anymore? Maybe a 80-year-old farmer in Alabama.

    The term disappeared from my parents’ social circle (people born in 1929 +/- 6 years) ca. 1966. Even then, it was considered gamy and unrefined, used in stag settings like card games. And, of course, Zimmerman did not say that. What he did say (“f***ing punks”) was an aside of no importance in the conversation.

    The salient information in the conversation was the timeline it provided of Martin’s movements and Zimmerman’s movements as well as a real time account of what Martin was doing (e.g. taking very particular notice of Zimmerman and his vehicle and abruptly running away a propos of nothing in particular). The distance from Zimmerman’s truck to the back door of the home in which Martin was staying could have been traversed in two minutes at an ordinary loping pace and about 80 seconds in a brisk walk, a half-minute longer had Martin walked all the way to the next street rather than walking through the back alley; he’d have been home before Zimmerman got off the phone with the dispatcher. Not one discrete element of Martin’s behavior that night made much sense if his only object was to run a brief errand and return home. His travel time to and from the convenience store was weirdly distended, his manifest interest in Zimmerman’s presence odd, running away odder still, and turning around near the back steps of his host’s home and walking 80 yards back up the alley to confront Zimmerman as Zimmerman was loitering around waiting for the police oddest of all.

  108. TB2 [AKA "JohnB"] says:

    Meanwhile, back at the Holocaust . . .

    The University of Minnesota announces it will no longer publicize the race of suspects who commit crimes on and about campus. It’s a certainty that some of these crimes are hate-crimes and it’s likely that virtually all are at least partially motivated by racial hatred in selecting the victims. Squelching the race of the victims and perpetrators helps guarantee that the possibility of whether or not these attacks are motivated by hate will not be legally considered (by suppressing public debate on black racist violence and thus easing pressure on authorities), which in turn helps guarantee that the civil rights of the victims won’t be upheld. Anti-racism is a racist code word for wha-a-a-a-a-t?

    http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=6320

  109. The Obama administration could also rebrand WorldStarHipHop as “The People’s Court”

    It won’t even need to specify “black people”, we’ll all know it refers to the only people whose need for social justice (including redistribution of wealth) matters now.

  110. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2015/02/25/melissa_harris_perry_i_hope_trayvon_martin_whooped_the_shit_out_of_george_zimmerman.html

    I just shake my head. So by this logic, if another man attacks me and I shoot him dead, I meant to kill him all along since I did kill him?

    To me, this just strikes as a pure racial hatred, hatred that seems to be based on a strong sense of entitlement. It’s as if all of us non-blacks have an obligation to let blacks bully us or assault us with impunity, because to fight back is to commit murder. If, through no fault of the rest of us and entirely through his own fault, a black man ends up with a bad outcome, then the rest of us are all responsible for it.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    I got involved in an unfortunate 3-digit comment marathon at the time and two or three things were notable about Zimmerman's detractors:

    1. They were all at pains to impute all manner of motives to him without any external indicator that he had any such motives.

    2. Some of them were comically inventive, conjuring speculative scenarios which had no support in witness testimony or physical evidence. (My personal favorite was the elementary school teacher who offered the view that we were obligated to assess matters presuming that Zimmerman's photographed injuries must have come from running into a tree or falling off a retaining wall).

    3. Their evaluations of the parties made no sense unless one of their priors was that black youth have a franchise to beat up people who annoy them.
  111. “Eric Holder Calls ‘For a Lower Standard of Proof for Civil Rights Crimes’ ”

    Well, Eric Holder – or “the duck” as Melissa Harris-Perry and I like to call him – has achieved lower standards in just about all other aspects of his career as Attorney General, so why not proof in civil rights cases, too?

  112. @Twinkie
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2015/02/25/melissa_harris_perry_i_hope_trayvon_martin_whooped_the_shit_out_of_george_zimmerman.html

    I just shake my head. So by this logic, if another man attacks me and I shoot him dead, I meant to kill him all along since I did kill him?

    To me, this just strikes as a pure racial hatred, hatred that seems to be based on a strong sense of entitlement. It's as if all of us non-blacks have an obligation to let blacks bully us or assault us with impunity, because to fight back is to commit murder. If, through no fault of the rest of us and entirely through his own fault, a black man ends up with a bad outcome, then the rest of us are all responsible for it.

    I got involved in an unfortunate 3-digit comment marathon at the time and two or three things were notable about Zimmerman’s detractors:

    1. They were all at pains to impute all manner of motives to him without any external indicator that he had any such motives.

    2. Some of them were comically inventive, conjuring speculative scenarios which had no support in witness testimony or physical evidence. (My personal favorite was the elementary school teacher who offered the view that we were obligated to assess matters presuming that Zimmerman’s photographed injuries must have come from running into a tree or falling off a retaining wall).

    3. Their evaluations of the parties made no sense unless one of their priors was that black youth have a franchise to beat up people who annoy them.

  113. @Dave Pinsen
    Why would Israel want a destabilized Syria? Seems Israel is better off surrounded by stable dictatorships than broken states teaming with rebels.

    The interests of the American people are twofold in this region:
    Consistent secure access to energy.
    A denial of territory to, and a suppression of, radical groups who might use “terrorist” attacks against the US.

    They are best met by having strong, stable secular governments in the middle east.

    The interests of Israel lie in having failed states with various rival militia and terrorist groups constantly at war, that would never pose a threat to Israel.

    Why did the US spend trillions of dollars turning what we had into what we have?

  114. Thankfully, Eric Holder is leaving.

  115. @Dave Pinsen
    So Israel wants to destabilize Syria to keep it from destabilizing Lebanon... Ok, there's some logic to that, though it doesn't seem worth the risk of having ISIS on Israel's border. Maybe they can clear some space north of the Golan for Asyrian Christians and relocate them there from Iraq as a buffer.

    So Israel wants to destabilize Syria to keep it from destabilizing Lebanon…

    Yeah. Israel wants a stable Lebanon while Syria and Hezbollah want a destabilized Lebanon. Uh huh.

  116. @Chris Mallory
    .308 ammo is not under consideration, only one type of cheap 5.56 ammo.

    Iran has signed the NPT and is giving up it's rights in any agreement with Obama. If you want to look for a rogue nation, look at Israel.

    I looked at Israel, a nation of 7.8 million people. I looked at Iran a nation of 77.5 million people. I also looked at those who hate the Jews and want to eradicate/murder all them and they add up to 1.6 billion people. Those being all of those who are Muslim subscribing to the Quaran which repeatedly calls for the killing of all the Jews.

    Given the odds against Israel, it is perfectly acceptable for them to be rogue or even schizophrenic.

  117. Snitches may get stitches, but accusers get aquitted.

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