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Probably the two most reliably counted crimes are homicide and car theft. Criminologist Richard Rosenfeld has been tracking crime in a couple of dozen big cities that report statistics promptly since 2020:

As noted in our earlier reports, the homicide increase of 2020 was historic, resulting in 1,268 more deaths in the cities studied than in 2019. That increase continued into 2021, but at a considerably slower pace. The number of homicides rose by 30% between 2019 and 2020, compared to a 5% increase between 2020 and 2021. The number then dropped by 2% during the first half of 2022 from the same period the year before. Despite that encouraging decline, the homicide rate remains 39% above the level prior to the COVID-19 pandemic (in the first half of 2019) and requires immediate action from policymakers.

The average monthly motor vehicle theft rate rose and fell cyclically with no evident linear trend from January 2018 to the end of May 2020 in the 26 cities with available data, as shown in Figure 18. It then rose, with seasonal fluctuations, to a peak in June of 2022. There were 10,535 more motor vehicle thefts in those cities during the first half of 2022 than in the first half of 2021, amounting to an average increase of 15% over 2021.

Catalytic converter thefts are way up.

We’re probably headed back toward the bad old days of car alarms, which interrupted my sleep so many times in Chicago in the 1980s.

 
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  1. Well, for one thing we still prosecute homicide (despite extreme racial disparity), but auto theft is way down the list. Aren’t key codes required now? Which is why more carjackings in recent years? BtW the keyless car-theft hack is totally fun. Someone just holds a signal repeater near your house.

  2. Anon[377] • Disclaimer says:

    We’re probably headed back toward the bad old days of car alarms, which interrupted my sleep so many times in Chicago in the 1980s.

    Maybe “The Club” – that red steering wheel lock thing will make a comeback? I remember as a kid seeing almost every parked car in NYC and other major cities having it in the early 90s.

    • Replies: @jb
    @Anon

    The city is repaving the street outside where I'm staying today. A car with a megaphone came by around 7am announcing that everybody needed to move their parked cars (every spot was taken) or they would be towed (to be fair, there were signs), and then 15 minutes later the tow trucks started hauling cars away. It was amazing how efficient they were! Slide a lift under the front or back of a car, lift a pair of wheels off of the ground, drive off. Takes 30 seconds at most. Not going to be deterred by a club or lack of a key code. Is this something car thieves do, or does the obvious fact that the car is being towed rather than driven -- which is kind of a reg flag -- discourage them?

    , @The Problem with Midway
    @Anon

    I still use my club, and I put it on with the keyhole towards the dash board to prevent anyone drilling out the lock. It works. What thief is going to mess with that when there are much easier cars to steal? I also have an ignition kill switch and at night I lock a steel bar to the clutch. Mexicans love those little old Toyota trucks, I must be the last White guy driving one.

    , @Total Kneegro Fatigue
    @Anon

    Only problem with “The Club” is now that you have lithium powered portable cut off saws it makes cutting through them a relatively easy thing to do nowadays if you want the car bad enough. In less than a minutes can “The Club” be rendered completely useless…

    Replies: @Trevor, @epebble

  3. O/T except it involves law enforcement. I think Ol’ Idris finally got to the “Play me or trade me” moment. After years and years…

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-11114759/Idris-Elba-walks-away-playing-James-Bond-despite-bookies-favourite.html

    Idris Elba ‘walks away from playing James Bond’ despite being bookies’ favourite to replace Daniel Craig

    Idris Elba has walked away from ‘years of talks’ with movie bosses to take over the role of James Bond, according to reports.

    The star, 49, was the bookies’ favourite to replace Daniel Craig as the super spy, but is keen to pursue other roles – and has even put forward a list of proposed names to producer Barbara Broccoli of actors to play 007.

    A source told The Sun: ‘Fans and Barbara wanted Idris but he wants to create something for himself.

  4. Just part and parcel of living in a big city.

    Just ask Seth Rogen.

    Lived in LA for 20 years, been pretty well off to outright rich for most of that but has had his car broken into 15 times! (Though it isn’t clear how many times, if any, his car was stolen.)

    Does Seth really think that’s normal? Is he trying to be funny? Given his other twitter freakouts, probably not. Nobody ever said stoner comics were smart.

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    @Altai

    Sterilize stoners, and thieves.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @SunBakedSuburb

    , @Ian Smith
    @Altai

    If you’re rich, famous, and a member of the tribe that runs the place, then LA is indeed paradise. That being said, Observe and Report is a very underrated movie.

    , @Peter Akuleyev
    @Altai

    I will say though, if the LAPD really recovered all of Casey's stolen goods the same day, that is a damn fine police department and pretty much the opposite of a third world shithole. Fund the police.

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (working from home)

    , @Pixo
    @Altai

    I think Rogan is lying. Most people I know seem to have had exactly one car break-in. After that, they take seriously the advice to never leave anything parked in their car, not even a ratty old gym bag.

  5. The need for a private automobile has not declined much, if at all. People still need to be places, to do things ( not always lawful), at times when public transit is not available or adequate. OTOH car rental, a common workaround in ”underserved communities”, is less available due to a physical shortage in rental fleets and the growth of people who do not have bank accounts or access to legitimate credit cards. There is an unofficial ”car rental” service in low income areas where a private auto owner will loan his car to a person with no credit card or even drivers license for cash or drugs but these vehicles are not suitable for some activities because the car can be traced back to an owner or is too old and worn out to be discreet. While police in some cities can ignore a headlight out or expired registration, putting phony plates on a car is a felony and less easily overlooked so will invite a traffic stop. These impediments to access to private cars does not mean the underclass will just do without. Not in Joe Biden’s America. It just means the hoodrat will carjack more and put his trust in a collapsed criminal justice system to keep him out of prison.

    • Replies: @JR Ewing
    @Unit472


    putting phony plates on a car is a felony and less easily overlooked so will invite a traffic stop
     
    ---------------

    This reminds me... Fake "Euro" plates are becoming a bit of a fad down here in Houston.

    https://www.customeuropeanplates.com/texas-euro-style-license-plate.html

    The police are putting out statements that they are illegal and will invite a citation, but I guess people think they look so cool - and are sufficiently ignorant of the reasoning behind state issued plates - that they are popping up everywhere now. You used to just see them on BMWs and Volkswagens and the like. Now they are popping up on just about every car, even some American pickups.

    I guess people think that if the numbers all match they are legal. The DMV is partly to blame because they've allowed so many special edition plates - pet causes, colleges, color combinations - that people now appear to think that the license plate on a car is purely aesthetic and not regulatory.
  6. We had our diesel-engined, four-wheel drive car stolen one evening in the mid 90s in England in spite of a steering wheel lock, and in spite of being parked under a lamppost on a busy street.

    When I told colleagues and friends their two universal responses were: (i) Probably put on a low loader and carted off, and (ii) It’ll have been the Pikeys (i.e. gypsies).

    They differed in where they predicted it would be sold to: favourite candidates included Ireland, Russia, the Balkans, and North Africa. But the outright majority opined that the Pikeys would just use it for towing their caravans about in England.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @dearieme

    I can recall a lunch with market research business colleagues in the suburbs of Oxford in 1994 when they talked of nothing for the entire hour but getting their cars stolen.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    , @Rob McX
    @dearieme


    ...in spite of being parked under a lamppost on a busy street.
     
    You just gave the thieves more light to do their job.
  7. @Altai
    Just part and parcel of living in a big city.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FFCe7J9XwAQobHl.jpg

    Just ask Seth Rogen.

    Lived in LA for 20 years, been pretty well off to outright rich for most of that but has had his car broken into 15 times! (Though it isn't clear how many times, if any, his car was stolen.)

    Does Seth really think that's normal? Is he trying to be funny? Given his other twitter freakouts, probably not. Nobody ever said stoner comics were smart.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Ian Smith, @Peter Akuleyev, @Pixo

    Sterilize stoners, and thieves.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Redneck farmer


    Sterilize stoners, and thieves.
     
    Wasn't that a hit for Cher?

    Replies: @Hunsdon

    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @Redneck farmer

    "Sterilize stoners"

    To see if this car-theft hubbub is on the up and up I conducted an experiment at a busy grocery store adjacent to I-5. This stretch of the interstate is a known corridor of trafficking of all types, from Seattle to the SF Bay Area. The parking lot of the grocery store often plays host to the semi-dangerous tweekers engaged in the transpo of illicit contraband. Whilst conducting this investigation I took the precaution of parking my Browning 9mm in a SOB holster. I left the car, a used Toyota Camry popular for parts, in the lot for 48 hours. Was I surprised when I found the car still in its spot after the time allotted was up? Not really. I found nary a scratch or mark around the door locks. And not only did the market worthy car itself fail to attract the attention of the criminal scum, I left an added incentive, the piece de resistance, out in plain sight of the criminal eyeballs: a purple felt Fedora on the front passenger seat.

    Replies: @Muggles, @Glaivester

  8. Off Topic: Maybe it’s not as exciting as car theft statistics, but there’s an increasingly obvious mountain of evidence that our secret police are traitorous c*nts who set up hundreds of patriotic Americans to do time in prison for their political views. https://www.revolver.news/2022/08/jan-6-pipe-bombers-mechanical-timer-detonates-fedsurrection-lie/

    • Thanks: Paul Jolliffe
  9. @dearieme
    We had our diesel-engined, four-wheel drive car stolen one evening in the mid 90s in England in spite of a steering wheel lock, and in spite of being parked under a lamppost on a busy street.

    When I told colleagues and friends their two universal responses were: (i) Probably put on a low loader and carted off, and (ii) It'll have been the Pikeys (i.e. gypsies).

    They differed in where they predicted it would be sold to: favourite candidates included Ireland, Russia, the Balkans, and North Africa. But the outright majority opined that the Pikeys would just use it for towing their caravans about in England.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Rob McX

    I can recall a lunch with market research business colleagues in the suburbs of Oxford in 1994 when they talked of nothing for the entire hour but getting their cars stolen.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Steve Sailer


    I can recall a lunch with market research business colleagues in the suburbs of Oxford in 1994 when they talked of nothing for the entire hour but getting their cars stolen.
     
    Amazing--amazingly sad--what's happened to the West.

    Car theft is ridiculously easy to stop. You catch the car thieves, choppers and wholesalers and hang them. If that's too rude, then just whack off a hand--Saudi style--and clip their equipment. Everyone's cars would immediately be quite a bit safer. And we'd see some modest eugenic improvement.

    But then the West can't even do the other civilized "necessary" along with rule-of-law--i.e. keep the invaders out.
  10. @Altai
    Just part and parcel of living in a big city.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FFCe7J9XwAQobHl.jpg

    Just ask Seth Rogen.

    Lived in LA for 20 years, been pretty well off to outright rich for most of that but has had his car broken into 15 times! (Though it isn't clear how many times, if any, his car was stolen.)

    Does Seth really think that's normal? Is he trying to be funny? Given his other twitter freakouts, probably not. Nobody ever said stoner comics were smart.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Ian Smith, @Peter Akuleyev, @Pixo

    If you’re rich, famous, and a member of the tribe that runs the place, then LA is indeed paradise. That being said, Observe and Report is a very underrated movie.

  11. The problem with discussing any risks to the public is the claim by the Covid-19 truthers on the right than having 1 million deaths due to covid-19 and having 1 15% rise in the total death rate in the U.S. was no big deal and should have been ignored. If 4k deaths in a single day in Feb. 2021 was irrelevant, then all of the homicide deaths, car wreck deaths, etc have even more irrelevant.

    Maybe people would pay more attention to auto accident fatalities, homicide deaths, etc is conservative were the least bit consistent with their concern over risk.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Guest007


    The problem with discussing any risks to the public is the claim by the Covid-19 truthers on the right than having 1 million deaths due to covid-19 and having 1 15% rise in the total death rate in the U.S. was no big deal and should have been ignored.
     
    I don't love most of the "Covid truther" nonsense. But

    a) This is not really a--much less "the"--barrier to discussing the steep rise in murder and auto-fatalities

    b) There are different kinds of deaths that say different things about society.
    For instance, our big killers remain heart disease and cancer, they are a solid order of magnitude about traffic fatalities and 1.5 above murder. But people--long before Covid--still cared about traffic accidents and crime.

    This is a big complicated discussion but in short:
    -- we are all going to die
    -- but "the usual" in a modern society is you live your life and will have a given lifespan based on genes, lifestyle and a bit of luck (some cancer/not is just dumb luck)
    -- then there is "stuff" that is societal in nature--like crime and traffic accidents--which reflects broadly upon what sort of society we are running, "civilized", "well behaved" or "a dump" and which may come up and whap you upside the head, without you being at fault.

    Covid was a "new" bug. (It is whatever was the bat virus from the Yunnan caves that was then "gain of functioned" in the Wuhan lab, courtesy in part of Fauci.) It can, has, does kill people--a lot of people. But 95% of these people are old and/or sick/ill-health. It was basically a huge death-speedup. I.e. you die of Covid in 2020 instead of cancer or the flu after a few more years of decline in 2024.

    During my lifetime the life expectancy went up about a decade--roughly 70 to 80. This is good. But it is not the be all and end all. Covid knocked back a few years from that progress. (When it settles my guess would be we've lost 2 years.) We now have a new endemic flu-ish bug which makes peoples lives worse and on average shorter. Bad.

    But if you come to me and say "AnotherDad", you have a choice. You can choose to have the life expectancy rise from 80 to 90. (Better drugs, medical care, cancer treatments.) Or you can choose to have a smarter, more conscientious, more functional society where there is little crime and far fewer traffic accidents. I'll take B, the functional (basically more white functioning) society, even though I'm dramatically giving up "life years".

    Basically having "civilization" is of immense value, while the "longevity" past basically decent public health is just kind of a personal deal. (I'd love, love, love to live to 100, but if I only make it to 80 ... no biggie.) And if you have "civilization" you will generally be to continue to improve longevity. "Civilized" is a good thing.

    Replies: @Unit472, @Guest007

  12. Fortunately, our worthy leaders are transitioning us to a world where the vast majority of us won’t have cars, so we won’t have these problems much longer. As for plateauing, you can go three ways from a plateau, two of them not being so nice.

  13. One overlooked fact not mentioned: a lot of the car thefts are car jackings.

    We’re not talking about someone at 2am surreptitiously hotwiring a luxury car and driving to the docks to ship the vehicle to Eastern Europe. These car thefts are personal and real time, ie a driver at a red light is accosted and removed from the car, usually through violence.

  14. Some kind of heat map of showing where car theft is flat, declining or increasing would be interesting. In my city I haven’t heard anyone talking about increased car break-ins or theft, although as much as the local media tries to be opaque about who is behind our surge in homicides, it’s pretty hard to miss that people are a lot more shooty.

  15. One of the reasons car theft is up (at least in the NYC suburbs) is that people in once crime-free neighborhoods are used to leaving their key fobs in their cars, and the doors unlocked. The diversity has discovered this, and along with the recent no-bail laws for “non-violent” crime and decreased enforcement, they find it irresistible to trawl through Whiteopias at 3am, stopping to try the doors of cars in driveways. On social media there are dozens of Ring videos of “youths” in hoodies jumping out of cars in packs to scoop up the low hanging fruit. If nothing changes, this is going to get worse, much worse.

    • Replies: @Guest007
    @Technite78

    I police detective who I worked with at a public outreach event talk about a career criminal who made his living going to apartment building parking lots at night and just trying all of the doors on cars. The detective laughed about how many people would forget to locked their car even if they had money, computers, or guns in the car.

    Replies: @Barnard

  16. In the affluent suburbs, a new type of crime is becoming quite popular.

    Groups of teenagers are showing up at 3am and rifling through unlocked cars for money, phones and other items of value.

    Same kids are also taking bikes and other objects left around the outside of a house.

    Personally I lock my cars every night so nothing has been taken, but it is unnerving to know that my nice & expensive neighborhood (modern version of whatever suburb Beaver Cleaver lived in) is being targeted by the poors.

    Police is mostly useless on this and suggests locking cars.

    • Agree: Technite78
    • Replies: @Squid
    @MagyarKocsi

    "When seconds matter, the police are only minutes away."

    That's not a criticism of the police, by the way. They simply can't be everywhere. It's merely a statement of fact, and a reason to take reasonable measures to protect yourself and your property. Like putting the bikes in the garage for the night.

  17. Also at a major intersection down the road from me, saw what appears to be a gypsy woman and her children begging.

    Had never seen that here in the States before.

    Next time I see her, I’ll find out if she speaks Hungarian.

  18. The SWPL crowd, the well-behaved yuppies, couldn’t care less about crime. They don’t care about any of this other than any personal inconvenience it may cause.

    They don’t care what kind of country is left for their descendants. Otherwise, they’d be frantic about immigration and forced integration.

    This is why it’s fruitless to hit them with facts and arguments. They don’t care. They want to be comfortable, gain status and have a “successful” child as an accessory.

    You may think their desire to send their child to a good school is love, but it isn’t. The child is an accessory to gain status for the parents. Nothing more.

    • Replies: @Sick n' Tired
    @Loyalty Over IQ Worship

    In many ways sending the kids to a good school is another way of networking for yuppie parents. Children's birthday parties, sports teams, and more exclusive private school events are just another way to conduct business for the parents. I've witnessed it first hand, and have friends who went to fancy boarding schools confirm it.

  19. @Anon

    We’re probably headed back toward the bad old days of car alarms, which interrupted my sleep so many times in Chicago in the 1980s.
     
    Maybe "The Club" - that red steering wheel lock thing will make a comeback? I remember as a kid seeing almost every parked car in NYC and other major cities having it in the early 90s.

    Replies: @jb, @The Problem with Midway, @Total Kneegro Fatigue

    The city is repaving the street outside where I’m staying today. A car with a megaphone came by around 7am announcing that everybody needed to move their parked cars (every spot was taken) or they would be towed (to be fair, there were signs), and then 15 minutes later the tow trucks started hauling cars away. It was amazing how efficient they were! Slide a lift under the front or back of a car, lift a pair of wheels off of the ground, drive off. Takes 30 seconds at most. Not going to be deterred by a club or lack of a key code. Is this something car thieves do, or does the obvious fact that the car is being towed rather than driven — which is kind of a reg flag — discourage them?

  20. Do you think the disinterest in deterring car theft is motivated by the longing for a return to mass transit among urban authorities (and many residents)?

    • Replies: @Carol
    @Desiderius

    In theory maybe but in practice the commuters in LA, SF and NYC abhor their public transit due to the bums and filth and harassment.

  21. On the res there are two types of car theft, Sippy wants to go from the bottom of the hill to the top and children who are bored. The first one happens after the per-cap runs out. Everyone just had their new car towed because of course they did. The second one happens when a pack of feral kids slip their leash. Momma or auntie is on a bender and no one is watching the kids after say ten-ish.

    I saw a school bus stolen by kids too little to reach the pedals and one of them crouched down to work them with his hands. Drove the dang thing into a lake.

  22. Off the top of the head speculation:

    Homicides plateau due to reaching the “natural” level for the current level of big city policing.

  23. I’ve seen that there is starting to be a big epidemic in the ‘States of Hyundai and Kia cars being stolen. They must have some sort of vulerability.

    • Replies: @American Citizen
    @countenance

    The catalytic converters in those vehicle are easily removable and the precious metals in them are the prize.

    No one steals cars for radios or rims.

    , @Paul Jolliffe
    @countenance

    You are correct:

    https://www.ksdk.com/amp/article/news/local/hyundai-sell-security-systems-combat-surge-thefts-kia-boys/63-cee80141-af69-4114-a2a5-ee4dfd6436d5

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @countenance


    I’ve seen that there is starting to be a big epidemic in the ‘States of Hyundai and Kia cars being stolen.
     
    In the 1990s, Honda and Toyota were the big victims. The cars lasted so long that used parts were impossible to find.

    Koreans have wisely stopped using fake names like "Elantra" and now have moved to iconic American places, as if they were GMC.

    Kia: Telluride
    Hyundai: Kona, Tucson, Santa Fe, Santa Cruz (does a banana slug come with the last?)

    I thought Subaru's Tribeca was a dumb name for an SUV aimed at suburbia, but then learned that that particular neighborhood has the highest fertility in NYC. Who'd've trunk it?

    Replies: @kaganovitch

    , @Desiderius
    @countenance

    They're just good cars. Took Korea a couple generations longer to de-moralize their Presbyterians and they built a good car company in the meantime.

  24. You squares need to get with the times.

    The Kia Boyz are on an epic auto theft rampage:

    https://www.dailydot.com/unclick/kia-boyz-hyundai-theft-trend/

    • Replies: @Gunnar von Cowtown
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    Thank you.

    Yes, this is a thing in my area.

    Yes, local law enforcement unironically recommends The Club.

    Yes, they still make The Club.

    Late model Kias and Hyundais can be started with a USB drive after removing the steering column cover and ignition. “Teens” steal them just to joy ride and commit other crimes.

    https://abc6onyourside.com/amp/news/local/teens-in-stolen-hyundai-try-ramming-whitehall-police-cruiser-to-get-away

    https://abc6onyourside.com/news/local/westerville-road-albert-avenue-car-crash-accident-multiple-transports-injuries-clinton-township-northeast-columbus-ohio

    https://abc6onyourside.com/news/local/crash-report-reveals-teens-killed-in-stolen-vehicle-crash-traveling-80-mph-hyundai-north-columbus-franklin-county-ohio-st-clair-avenue-and-fifth-avenue

    https://www.10tv.com/amp/article/news/local/group-uses-stolen-hyundai-break-into-obetz-store-steal-guns/530-74e02e4e-327f-48b2-b19b-ebbecbcfe5c1

    Two years of BLM-lunacy and these “teens” think they’re untouchable. Cops have just started arresting them again. Prosecutors still won’t prosecute and judges won’t even give them a slap on the wrist. The little bastards have never known a consequence in their entire lives.

    The inevitable backlash can’t happen soon enough.

  25. @countenance
    I've seen that there is starting to be a big epidemic in the 'States of Hyundai and Kia cars being stolen. They must have some sort of vulerability.

    Replies: @American Citizen, @Paul Jolliffe, @Reg Cæsar, @Desiderius

    The catalytic converters in those vehicle are easily removable and the precious metals in them are the prize.

    No one steals cars for radios or rims.

  26. Well one single crime group in Oregon reportedly stole 44,000 catalytic converters. That’s pretty impressive. Less impressive is they stole that many before they got caught.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/cops-bust-crime-ring-suspected-of-stealing-2422m-in-catalytic-converters/ar-AA10BLnU

    Property crime is more and more a group thing now. A horde of joggers descend on a luxury goods store, grab a pile of loot, and speed away in their BMW’s and Mercedes. You see, they are marginalized communities and only stealing to feed little Quashandra. If they get caught, which is rare, they are almost immediately released. You’d think we could at least get them on tax evasion charges, but no, no. They have a protective skin coating which prevents them from going to jail.

    • Replies: @Old Prude
    @peterike

    " They have a protective skin coating which prevents them from going to jail." That, sir, is a gem...

    Replies: @peterike

    , @Truth
    @peterike


    They have a protective skin coating which prevents them from going to jail.
     
    Hell, they could just bust through the walls, even if they went. ..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLN3dPMyXeg

    Replies: @Technite78, @Clyde

    , @Polistra
    @peterike

    https://mol.im/a/11124859

    Restorative justice !

  27. @Altai
    Just part and parcel of living in a big city.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FFCe7J9XwAQobHl.jpg

    Just ask Seth Rogen.

    Lived in LA for 20 years, been pretty well off to outright rich for most of that but has had his car broken into 15 times! (Though it isn't clear how many times, if any, his car was stolen.)

    Does Seth really think that's normal? Is he trying to be funny? Given his other twitter freakouts, probably not. Nobody ever said stoner comics were smart.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Ian Smith, @Peter Akuleyev, @Pixo

    I will say though, if the LAPD really recovered all of Casey’s stolen goods the same day, that is a damn fine police department and pretty much the opposite of a third world shithole. Fund the police.

    • Replies: @Alec Leamas (working from home)
    @Peter Akuleyev


    I will say though, if the LAPD really recovered all of Casey’s stolen goods the same day, that is a damn fine police department and pretty much the opposite of a third world shithole. Fund the police.
     
    A lot of the time the people doing smash and grabs via car windows are addicts who are stealing because they're dope sick and need a fix. So they steal what is in view in a car and take it to a pawn shop, which usually requires some form of identification. They get the few bucks that they needed to get high and don't really care that they've just laid the trail of crumbs to their own doorsteps - such is the power of opiates.

    The cops know that a smash and grab via a car window is not a well planned crime and the first places they go to look for the stolen goods are the local pawn shops.

    This happened to me a few years ago. Within 24 hours they had what had been stolen back to me and the perp arrested and the first and last place they had to look was the pawn shop. I had online receipts for the two pairs of sunglasses (Maui Jims) which were stolen, and the box with matching serial number and original store receipt in the box for the GPS unit that was stolen so they had the guy dead to rights.
  28. Despite that encouraging decline, the homicide rate remains 39% above the level prior to the COVID-19 pandemic (in the first half of 2019) and requires immediate action from policymakers.

    LOL. Good luck with that one, professor.

    I imagine that the increased car theft is less 1980’s crackheads and more organized car theft rings who benefit from the fact that the FBI is more interested in Twitter posts than, you know, actual organized crime these days.

    Increased homicides and car thefts do technically reduce carbon emissions.

    • Replies: @James Speaks
    @clifford brown


    Increased homicides and car thefts do technically reduce carbon emissions.
     
    I can’t speak to increased car thefts and the effect on carbon dioxide emissions, but I do believe increased homicides will also cause increased methane emissions.
    , @Rob McX
    @clifford brown

    I've read that only one percent of car thefts in London results in a prosecution. But, like the FBI, the cops have more pressing business to attend to. Police are hunting down this guy who was photographed making a slitty-eyed racist gesture while Tottenham forward Son Heung-min was playing in a soccer match.

    https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/08/18/10/61500001-11123191-image-m-4_1660815362216.jpg

  29. @countenance
    I've seen that there is starting to be a big epidemic in the 'States of Hyundai and Kia cars being stolen. They must have some sort of vulerability.

    Replies: @American Citizen, @Paul Jolliffe, @Reg Cæsar, @Desiderius

  30. A little OT, but what are you implying by calling your own full sibling “inbred”?

    “You Toothless, Inbred, Back-Woods Degenerate”: Megan Rapinoe Lost Her Temper on Brother after Receiving Criticism in Her Game

    Oh, wait… this targeted half-brother Michael, not full brother Brian. Still…

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megan_Rapinoe#Early_life

    Did Michael vote for Trump?

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    @Reg Cæsar

    "You Toothless, Inbred, Back-Woods Degenerate"

    Classic Sam Peckinpah dialog. But it's missing "peckerwood."

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  31. We’re probably headed back toward the bad old days of car alarms, which interrupted my sleep so many times in Chicago in the 1980s.

    I don’t think car alarms will return for two reasons:

    1) People are desensitized to them and don’t respond to car alarms anymore (and indeed hate other people who have them);

    2) In the places where car theft is most frequent, the police won’t be prioritizing attempts at car theft, and my guess is that they won’t want to respond to car thefts in progress even if they could because of the possibility of becoming the most famous white man in the world for a few national news cycles. This is of course different than the 1980s-1990s when the overwhelming majority of people wouldn’t bat an eye if a car thief resisted arrest and it ended in his death or incapacity. One of the two major political parties now sees no problem leveraging the inevitable downsides of street crimes for the perpetrators into its voter intensity strategies. A substantial part of its base are people who love people who steal cars, another part are people who reflexively dismiss concerns about the right to property, and yet another part dominates dissemination of information nationally and can make a version of events into a national obsession or make them disappear entirely.

  32. @Peter Akuleyev
    @Altai

    I will say though, if the LAPD really recovered all of Casey's stolen goods the same day, that is a damn fine police department and pretty much the opposite of a third world shithole. Fund the police.

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (working from home)

    I will say though, if the LAPD really recovered all of Casey’s stolen goods the same day, that is a damn fine police department and pretty much the opposite of a third world shithole. Fund the police.

    A lot of the time the people doing smash and grabs via car windows are addicts who are stealing because they’re dope sick and need a fix. So they steal what is in view in a car and take it to a pawn shop, which usually requires some form of identification. They get the few bucks that they needed to get high and don’t really care that they’ve just laid the trail of crumbs to their own doorsteps – such is the power of opiates.

    The cops know that a smash and grab via a car window is not a well planned crime and the first places they go to look for the stolen goods are the local pawn shops.

    This happened to me a few years ago. Within 24 hours they had what had been stolen back to me and the perp arrested and the first and last place they had to look was the pawn shop. I had online receipts for the two pairs of sunglasses (Maui Jims) which were stolen, and the box with matching serial number and original store receipt in the box for the GPS unit that was stolen so they had the guy dead to rights.

  33. @countenance
    I've seen that there is starting to be a big epidemic in the 'States of Hyundai and Kia cars being stolen. They must have some sort of vulerability.

    Replies: @American Citizen, @Paul Jolliffe, @Reg Cæsar, @Desiderius

    I’ve seen that there is starting to be a big epidemic in the ‘States of Hyundai and Kia cars being stolen.

    In the 1990s, Honda and Toyota were the big victims. The cars lasted so long that used parts were impossible to find.

    Koreans have wisely stopped using fake names like “Elantra” and now have moved to iconic American places, as if they were GMC.

    Kia: Telluride
    Hyundai: Kona, Tucson, Santa Fe, Santa Cruz (does a banana slug come with the last?)

    I thought Subaru’s Tribeca was a dumb name for an SUV aimed at suburbia, but then learned that that particular neighborhood has the highest fertility in NYC. Who’d’ve trunk it?

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    @Reg Cæsar

    I thought Subaru’s Tribeca was a dumb name for an SUV aimed at suburbia, but then learned that that particular neighborhood has the highest fertility in NYC. Who’d’ve trunk it?

    Nah, that's just the highest on Manhattan Island. NYC has at least three neighborhoods with higher birthrates. Number 1, by a vast margin, are my homies in Borough Park section of Brooklyn with 28-29 births per thousand yearly. Next is Sunset Park (heavily Asian today) with 25. After that is Greenpoint/Williamsburg with 20.1. Then you have Tribeca with 19.

    Two points should be noted; Primo, Greenpoint/Williamsburg combines a largely childless, loft strewn, hipster neighborhood with a Hasidic neighborhood. If the Hasidic neighborhood were isolated it would rival or surpass Borough Park rates. Secundo, the Tribeca rates are driven by an unusually high rate of multiple births, an artifact of fertility drugs and advanced maternal age, so highly unlikely to be sustainable in coming years unless neighborhood churn rises dramatically.

    Replies: @prosa123

  34. It’s not just the theft of cars that is increasing – parts of cars are being stolen.

    Detroit has had a rash of thefts of air bags (the entire steering wheel is stolen) and catalytic converters (as much of the exhaust system as is needed is torn off).

    Not only is your car disabled, it is difficult for your garage to get the parts you need. I guess you could always look for cheap, stolen parts…

    Dramatic footage / good statistics in videos below the fold:

    [MORE]

    Dramatic footage:

    Good statistics:

  35. @Unit472
    The need for a private automobile has not declined much, if at all. People still need to be places, to do things ( not always lawful), at times when public transit is not available or adequate. OTOH car rental, a common workaround in ''underserved communities", is less available due to a physical shortage in rental fleets and the growth of people who do not have bank accounts or access to legitimate credit cards. There is an unofficial ''car rental" service in low income areas where a private auto owner will loan his car to a person with no credit card or even drivers license for cash or drugs but these vehicles are not suitable for some activities because the car can be traced back to an owner or is too old and worn out to be discreet. While police in some cities can ignore a headlight out or expired registration, putting phony plates on a car is a felony and less easily overlooked so will invite a traffic stop. These impediments to access to private cars does not mean the underclass will just do without. Not in Joe Biden's America. It just means the hoodrat will carjack more and put his trust in a collapsed criminal justice system to keep him out of prison.

    Replies: @JR Ewing

    putting phony plates on a car is a felony and less easily overlooked so will invite a traffic stop

    —————

    This reminds me… Fake “Euro” plates are becoming a bit of a fad down here in Houston.

    https://www.customeuropeanplates.com/texas-euro-style-license-plate.html

    The police are putting out statements that they are illegal and will invite a citation, but I guess people think they look so cool – and are sufficiently ignorant of the reasoning behind state issued plates – that they are popping up everywhere now. You used to just see them on BMWs and Volkswagens and the like. Now they are popping up on just about every car, even some American pickups.

    I guess people think that if the numbers all match they are legal. The DMV is partly to blame because they’ve allowed so many special edition plates – pet causes, colleges, color combinations – that people now appear to think that the license plate on a car is purely aesthetic and not regulatory.

  36. @Reg Cæsar
    @countenance


    I’ve seen that there is starting to be a big epidemic in the ‘States of Hyundai and Kia cars being stolen.
     
    In the 1990s, Honda and Toyota were the big victims. The cars lasted so long that used parts were impossible to find.

    Koreans have wisely stopped using fake names like "Elantra" and now have moved to iconic American places, as if they were GMC.

    Kia: Telluride
    Hyundai: Kona, Tucson, Santa Fe, Santa Cruz (does a banana slug come with the last?)

    I thought Subaru's Tribeca was a dumb name for an SUV aimed at suburbia, but then learned that that particular neighborhood has the highest fertility in NYC. Who'd've trunk it?

    Replies: @kaganovitch

    I thought Subaru’s Tribeca was a dumb name for an SUV aimed at suburbia, but then learned that that particular neighborhood has the highest fertility in NYC. Who’d’ve trunk it?

    Nah, that’s just the highest on Manhattan Island. NYC has at least three neighborhoods with higher birthrates. Number 1, by a vast margin, are my homies in Borough Park section of Brooklyn with 28-29 births per thousand yearly. Next is Sunset Park (heavily Asian today) with 25. After that is Greenpoint/Williamsburg with 20.1. Then you have Tribeca with 19.

    Two points should be noted; Primo, Greenpoint/Williamsburg combines a largely childless, loft strewn, hipster neighborhood with a Hasidic neighborhood. If the Hasidic neighborhood were isolated it would rival or surpass Borough Park rates. Secundo, the Tribeca rates are driven by an unusually high rate of multiple births, an artifact of fertility drugs and advanced maternal age, so highly unlikely to be sustainable in coming years unless neighborhood churn rises dramatically.

    • Replies: @prosa123
    @kaganovitch

    Tribeca rates are driven by an unusually high rate of multiple births, an artifact of fertility drugs and advanced maternal age, so highly unlikely to be sustainable in coming years unless neighborhood churn rises dramatically.

    Fertility drugs and infertility treatments in general can be extremely expensive and aren't covered by many health insurance plans. Women trying to figure out ways of affording the treatments have figured out a scheme involving Amazon. It turns out that Amazon is one of the relatively few large companies with full fertility coverage in its health insurance benefits, those benefits take effect immediately upon start of employment, and getting hired at Amazon is a very simple and quick process.

    What may be many thousands of women have taken jobs at Amazon, used the benefits to start fertility treatments right away, and then resigned when the treatments are complete, usually within a couple of months. Some have even resigned after literally one day of work, as for maybe $500 a month they can continue the health insurance - including the fertility treatments - under the COBRA provisions. That's a lot cheaper than paying for the treatments out of pocket.

    By the way, the reaction of some women is not gratitude that Amazon provides these benefits, but whining that the work is too physically taxing.
    https://www.thecut.com/2022/08/amazon-fertility-benefits-have-dark-side.html

    Replies: @AnotherDad

  37. @countenance
    I've seen that there is starting to be a big epidemic in the 'States of Hyundai and Kia cars being stolen. They must have some sort of vulerability.

    Replies: @American Citizen, @Paul Jolliffe, @Reg Cæsar, @Desiderius

    They’re just good cars. Took Korea a couple generations longer to de-moralize their Presbyterians and they built a good car company in the meantime.

  38. anonymous[521] • Disclaimer says:

    Approaching anniversary. Vicki Weaver was killed on August 22, 1992 by the FBI. Vicki stares into the forest in the last photo, taken from a surveillance position, thinking about her dead teenage son, who was killed in an ambush by USMS.

    When the country finally splits apart, Vicki Weaver will be one of the matyrs. And Ruby Ridge will mark the beginning of the movement.

    • Thanks: Old Prude, Gordo, Bill
  39. @clifford brown

    Despite that encouraging decline, the homicide rate remains 39% above the level prior to the COVID-19 pandemic (in the first half of 2019) and requires immediate action from policymakers.
     
    LOL. Good luck with that one, professor.

    I imagine that the increased car theft is less 1980's crackheads and more organized car theft rings who benefit from the fact that the FBI is more interested in Twitter posts than, you know, actual organized crime these days.

    Increased homicides and car thefts do technically reduce carbon emissions.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0rOe59wKAc

    Replies: @James Speaks, @Rob McX

    Increased homicides and car thefts do technically reduce carbon emissions.

    I can’t speak to increased car thefts and the effect on carbon dioxide emissions, but I do believe increased homicides will also cause increased methane emissions.

  40. @dearieme
    We had our diesel-engined, four-wheel drive car stolen one evening in the mid 90s in England in spite of a steering wheel lock, and in spite of being parked under a lamppost on a busy street.

    When I told colleagues and friends their two universal responses were: (i) Probably put on a low loader and carted off, and (ii) It'll have been the Pikeys (i.e. gypsies).

    They differed in where they predicted it would be sold to: favourite candidates included Ireland, Russia, the Balkans, and North Africa. But the outright majority opined that the Pikeys would just use it for towing their caravans about in England.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Rob McX

    …in spite of being parked under a lamppost on a busy street.

    You just gave the thieves more light to do their job.

  41. @clifford brown

    Despite that encouraging decline, the homicide rate remains 39% above the level prior to the COVID-19 pandemic (in the first half of 2019) and requires immediate action from policymakers.
     
    LOL. Good luck with that one, professor.

    I imagine that the increased car theft is less 1980's crackheads and more organized car theft rings who benefit from the fact that the FBI is more interested in Twitter posts than, you know, actual organized crime these days.

    Increased homicides and car thefts do technically reduce carbon emissions.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0rOe59wKAc

    Replies: @James Speaks, @Rob McX

    I’ve read that only one percent of car thefts in London results in a prosecution. But, like the FBI, the cops have more pressing business to attend to. Police are hunting down this guy who was photographed making a slitty-eyed racist gesture while Tottenham forward Son Heung-min was playing in a soccer match.

  42. Are bait cars still a thing? The footage makes great entertainment. Usually the guy circles the car a couple of times, wondering if there isn’t a catch somewhere. People who use a car in the commission of a murder often drop it off in some high crime neighbourhood with the key in the ignition.

  43. @Redneck farmer
    @Altai

    Sterilize stoners, and thieves.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @SunBakedSuburb

    Sterilize stoners, and thieves.

    Wasn’t that a hit for Cher?

    • LOL: Redneck farmer
    • Replies: @Hunsdon
    @Reg Cæsar

    Reg, you made me laugh!

  44. @Technite78
    One of the reasons car theft is up (at least in the NYC suburbs) is that people in once crime-free neighborhoods are used to leaving their key fobs in their cars, and the doors unlocked. The diversity has discovered this, and along with the recent no-bail laws for "non-violent" crime and decreased enforcement, they find it irresistible to trawl through Whiteopias at 3am, stopping to try the doors of cars in driveways. On social media there are dozens of Ring videos of "youths" in hoodies jumping out of cars in packs to scoop up the low hanging fruit. If nothing changes, this is going to get worse, much worse.

    Replies: @Guest007

    I police detective who I worked with at a public outreach event talk about a career criminal who made his living going to apartment building parking lots at night and just trying all of the doors on cars. The detective laughed about how many people would forget to locked their car even if they had money, computers, or guns in the car.

    • Replies: @Barnard
    @Guest007

    Have heard similar stories. These people think security camera systems are going to stop this. They think the cops are going to run facial recognition on the guy breaking into their car and hunt him down and catch him. It is a shock when the police treat them like a nuisance for bothering to file a police report so they can turn it into insurance.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara

  45. @peterike
    Well one single crime group in Oregon reportedly stole 44,000 catalytic converters. That's pretty impressive. Less impressive is they stole that many before they got caught.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/cops-bust-crime-ring-suspected-of-stealing-2422m-in-catalytic-converters/ar-AA10BLnU

    Property crime is more and more a group thing now. A horde of joggers descend on a luxury goods store, grab a pile of loot, and speed away in their BMW's and Mercedes. You see, they are marginalized communities and only stealing to feed little Quashandra. If they get caught, which is rare, they are almost immediately released. You'd think we could at least get them on tax evasion charges, but no, no. They have a protective skin coating which prevents them from going to jail.

    Replies: @Old Prude, @Truth, @Polistra

    ” They have a protective skin coating which prevents them from going to jail.” That, sir, is a gem…

    • Replies: @peterike
    @Old Prude


    ” They have a protective skin coating which prevents them from going to jail.” That, sir, is a gem…
     
    Well thank you, but I stole that from the late, great New York radio host Bob Grant, who used to say this all the time. See, letting blacks off easy has been going on way before BLM got started.
  46. @Redneck farmer
    @Altai

    Sterilize stoners, and thieves.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @SunBakedSuburb

    “Sterilize stoners”

    To see if this car-theft hubbub is on the up and up I conducted an experiment at a busy grocery store adjacent to I-5. This stretch of the interstate is a known corridor of trafficking of all types, from Seattle to the SF Bay Area. The parking lot of the grocery store often plays host to the semi-dangerous tweekers engaged in the transpo of illicit contraband. Whilst conducting this investigation I took the precaution of parking my Browning 9mm in a SOB holster. I left the car, a used Toyota Camry popular for parts, in the lot for 48 hours. Was I surprised when I found the car still in its spot after the time allotted was up? Not really. I found nary a scratch or mark around the door locks. And not only did the market worthy car itself fail to attract the attention of the criminal scum, I left an added incentive, the piece de resistance, out in plain sight of the criminal eyeballs: a purple felt Fedora on the front passenger seat.

    • Replies: @Muggles
    @SunBakedSuburb

    What did you plan to do if your car was stolen?

    Or are you just making this all up...?

    , @Glaivester
    @SunBakedSuburb


    a purple felt Fedora on the front passenger seat.
     
    I am the terror that flaps in the night...
  47. The new, new, theft is the net zero ev killer:

  48. @kaganovitch
    @Reg Cæsar

    I thought Subaru’s Tribeca was a dumb name for an SUV aimed at suburbia, but then learned that that particular neighborhood has the highest fertility in NYC. Who’d’ve trunk it?

    Nah, that's just the highest on Manhattan Island. NYC has at least three neighborhoods with higher birthrates. Number 1, by a vast margin, are my homies in Borough Park section of Brooklyn with 28-29 births per thousand yearly. Next is Sunset Park (heavily Asian today) with 25. After that is Greenpoint/Williamsburg with 20.1. Then you have Tribeca with 19.

    Two points should be noted; Primo, Greenpoint/Williamsburg combines a largely childless, loft strewn, hipster neighborhood with a Hasidic neighborhood. If the Hasidic neighborhood were isolated it would rival or surpass Borough Park rates. Secundo, the Tribeca rates are driven by an unusually high rate of multiple births, an artifact of fertility drugs and advanced maternal age, so highly unlikely to be sustainable in coming years unless neighborhood churn rises dramatically.

    Replies: @prosa123

    Tribeca rates are driven by an unusually high rate of multiple births, an artifact of fertility drugs and advanced maternal age, so highly unlikely to be sustainable in coming years unless neighborhood churn rises dramatically.

    Fertility drugs and infertility treatments in general can be extremely expensive and aren’t covered by many health insurance plans. Women trying to figure out ways of affording the treatments have figured out a scheme involving Amazon. It turns out that Amazon is one of the relatively few large companies with full fertility coverage in its health insurance benefits, those benefits take effect immediately upon start of employment, and getting hired at Amazon is a very simple and quick process.

    What may be many thousands of women have taken jobs at Amazon, used the benefits to start fertility treatments right away, and then resigned when the treatments are complete, usually within a couple of months. Some have even resigned after literally one day of work, as for maybe \$500 a month they can continue the health insurance – including the fertility treatments – under the COBRA provisions. That’s a lot cheaper than paying for the treatments out of pocket.

    By the way, the reaction of some women is not gratitude that Amazon provides these benefits, but whining that the work is too physically taxing.
    https://www.thecut.com/2022/08/amazon-fertility-benefits-have-dark-side.html

    • Thanks: kaganovitch
    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @prosa123


    By the way, the reaction of some women is not gratitude that Amazon provides these benefits, but whining that the work is too physically taxing.
     
    Uh ... what happened to the sttrrrrooong women of crossfit ... ready to report for infantry duty and humping a combat load through the Hindu Kush?

    Replies: @prosa123

  49. @Reg Cæsar
    A little OT, but what are you implying by calling your own full sibling "inbred"?

    “You Toothless, Inbred, Back-Woods Degenerate”: Megan Rapinoe Lost Her Temper on Brother after Receiving Criticism in Her Game


    Oh, wait... this targeted half-brother Michael, not full brother Brian. Still...

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megan_Rapinoe#Early_life

    Did Michael vote for Trump?

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

    “You Toothless, Inbred, Back-Woods Degenerate”

    Classic Sam Peckinpah dialog. But it’s missing “peckerwood.”

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @SunBakedSuburb


    Classic Sam Peckinpah dialog. But it’s missing “peckerwood.”
     
    Peckinporn: Bring Me Some Head, Alfredo Garcia
  50. @Reg Cæsar
    @Redneck farmer


    Sterilize stoners, and thieves.
     
    Wasn't that a hit for Cher?

    Replies: @Hunsdon

    Reg, you made me laugh!

  51. @peterike
    Well one single crime group in Oregon reportedly stole 44,000 catalytic converters. That's pretty impressive. Less impressive is they stole that many before they got caught.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/cops-bust-crime-ring-suspected-of-stealing-2422m-in-catalytic-converters/ar-AA10BLnU

    Property crime is more and more a group thing now. A horde of joggers descend on a luxury goods store, grab a pile of loot, and speed away in their BMW's and Mercedes. You see, they are marginalized communities and only stealing to feed little Quashandra. If they get caught, which is rare, they are almost immediately released. You'd think we could at least get them on tax evasion charges, but no, no. They have a protective skin coating which prevents them from going to jail.

    Replies: @Old Prude, @Truth, @Polistra

    They have a protective skin coating which prevents them from going to jail.

    Hell, they could just bust through the walls, even if they went. ..

    • Replies: @Technite78
    @Truth

    Always enlightening to see which threads/comments Troof replies to...

    , @Clyde
    @Truth

    You were off getting a tan in sunny Somali with your Eritrean girlfriend.

    Replies: @Truth

  52. @SunBakedSuburb
    @Redneck farmer

    "Sterilize stoners"

    To see if this car-theft hubbub is on the up and up I conducted an experiment at a busy grocery store adjacent to I-5. This stretch of the interstate is a known corridor of trafficking of all types, from Seattle to the SF Bay Area. The parking lot of the grocery store often plays host to the semi-dangerous tweekers engaged in the transpo of illicit contraband. Whilst conducting this investigation I took the precaution of parking my Browning 9mm in a SOB holster. I left the car, a used Toyota Camry popular for parts, in the lot for 48 hours. Was I surprised when I found the car still in its spot after the time allotted was up? Not really. I found nary a scratch or mark around the door locks. And not only did the market worthy car itself fail to attract the attention of the criminal scum, I left an added incentive, the piece de resistance, out in plain sight of the criminal eyeballs: a purple felt Fedora on the front passenger seat.

    Replies: @Muggles, @Glaivester

    What did you plan to do if your car was stolen?

    Or are you just making this all up…?

  53. @Desiderius
    Do you think the disinterest in deterring car theft is motivated by the longing for a return to mass transit among urban authorities (and many residents)?

    Replies: @Carol

    In theory maybe but in practice the commuters in LA, SF and NYC abhor their public transit due to the bums and filth and harassment.

  54. @Guest007
    The problem with discussing any risks to the public is the claim by the Covid-19 truthers on the right than having 1 million deaths due to covid-19 and having 1 15% rise in the total death rate in the U.S. was no big deal and should have been ignored. If 4k deaths in a single day in Feb. 2021 was irrelevant, then all of the homicide deaths, car wreck deaths, etc have even more irrelevant.

    Maybe people would pay more attention to auto accident fatalities, homicide deaths, etc is conservative were the least bit consistent with their concern over risk.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    The problem with discussing any risks to the public is the claim by the Covid-19 truthers on the right than having 1 million deaths due to covid-19 and having 1 15% rise in the total death rate in the U.S. was no big deal and should have been ignored.

    I don’t love most of the “Covid truther” nonsense. But

    a) This is not really a–much less “the”–barrier to discussing the steep rise in murder and auto-fatalities

    b) There are different kinds of deaths that say different things about society.
    For instance, our big killers remain heart disease and cancer, they are a solid order of magnitude about traffic fatalities and 1.5 above murder. But people–long before Covid–still cared about traffic accidents and crime.

    This is a big complicated discussion but in short:
    — we are all going to die
    — but “the usual” in a modern society is you live your life and will have a given lifespan based on genes, lifestyle and a bit of luck (some cancer/not is just dumb luck)
    — then there is “stuff” that is societal in nature–like crime and traffic accidents–which reflects broadly upon what sort of society we are running, “civilized”, “well behaved” or “a dump” and which may come up and whap you upside the head, without you being at fault.

    Covid was a “new” bug. (It is whatever was the bat virus from the Yunnan caves that was then “gain of functioned” in the Wuhan lab, courtesy in part of Fauci.) It can, has, does kill people–a lot of people. But 95% of these people are old and/or sick/ill-health. It was basically a huge death-speedup. I.e. you die of Covid in 2020 instead of cancer or the flu after a few more years of decline in 2024.

    During my lifetime the life expectancy went up about a decade–roughly 70 to 80. This is good. But it is not the be all and end all. Covid knocked back a few years from that progress. (When it settles my guess would be we’ve lost 2 years.) We now have a new endemic flu-ish bug which makes peoples lives worse and on average shorter. Bad.

    But if you come to me and say “AnotherDad”, you have a choice. You can choose to have the life expectancy rise from 80 to 90. (Better drugs, medical care, cancer treatments.) Or you can choose to have a smarter, more conscientious, more functional society where there is little crime and far fewer traffic accidents. I’ll take B, the functional (basically more white functioning) society, even though I’m dramatically giving up “life years”.

    Basically having “civilization” is of immense value, while the “longevity” past basically decent public health is just kind of a personal deal. (I’d love, love, love to live to 100, but if I only make it to 80 … no biggie.) And if you have “civilization” you will generally be to continue to improve longevity. “Civilized” is a good thing.

    • Replies: @Unit472
    @AnotherDad

    Rather eschatological reply on a thread about auto accidents and theft but I liked it. Its why I am so happy I live in Florida and have a Governor and state AG who did not lose control of law enforcement during either the Floyd nonsense or the subsequent so called Biden presidency.

    Local sheriffs still enforce the law pretty much as they did in 2019. They are aware of BLM of course but they still shoot if they have to and the public accepts that some people need to be shot.

    Once law enforcement ( or civilization) is lost it is damned hard to get it back.

    Replies: @Guest007

    , @Guest007
    @AnotherDad

    After reading a Ben Shapiro editorial that claims that Monkey Pox is a bigger health risk than Covid-19, then I know for certain that conservatives have lost all prospective on risks.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/shapiro-the-regulatory-state-needs-to-die-a-stake-needs-to-be-driven-through-its-heart

    If the government does not need any organization to think about and plan for pandemics, then there is zero reason to try to lower the homicide rate or auto accident fatality rate.

  55. @The Wild Geese Howard
    You squares need to get with the times.

    The Kia Boyz are on an epic auto theft rampage:

    https://youtu.be/fbTrLyqL_nw

    https://youtu.be/CqR4zvr0ecY

    https://www.dailydot.com/unclick/kia-boyz-hyundai-theft-trend/

    Replies: @Gunnar von Cowtown

    Thank you.

    Yes, this is a thing in my area.

    Yes, local law enforcement unironically recommends The Club.

    Yes, they still make The Club.

    Late model Kias and Hyundais can be started with a USB drive after removing the steering column cover and ignition. “Teens” steal them just to joy ride and commit other crimes.

    https://abc6onyourside.com/amp/news/local/teens-in-stolen-hyundai-try-ramming-whitehall-police-cruiser-to-get-away

    https://abc6onyourside.com/news/local/westerville-road-albert-avenue-car-crash-accident-multiple-transports-injuries-clinton-township-northeast-columbus-ohio

    https://abc6onyourside.com/news/local/crash-report-reveals-teens-killed-in-stolen-vehicle-crash-traveling-80-mph-hyundai-north-columbus-franklin-county-ohio-st-clair-avenue-and-fifth-avenue

    https://www.10tv.com/amp/article/news/local/group-uses-stolen-hyundai-break-into-obetz-store-steal-guns/530-74e02e4e-327f-48b2-b19b-ebbecbcfe5c1

    Two years of BLM-lunacy and these “teens” think they’re untouchable. Cops have just started arresting them again. Prosecutors still won’t prosecute and judges won’t even give them a slap on the wrist. The little bastards have never known a consequence in their entire lives.

    The inevitable backlash can’t happen soon enough.

  56. The Prime Minister of Finland.

    • Replies: @Cool Daddy Jimbo
    @JohnnyWalker123

    THAT'S what I'm looking for in a leader.

  57. @prosa123
    @kaganovitch

    Tribeca rates are driven by an unusually high rate of multiple births, an artifact of fertility drugs and advanced maternal age, so highly unlikely to be sustainable in coming years unless neighborhood churn rises dramatically.

    Fertility drugs and infertility treatments in general can be extremely expensive and aren't covered by many health insurance plans. Women trying to figure out ways of affording the treatments have figured out a scheme involving Amazon. It turns out that Amazon is one of the relatively few large companies with full fertility coverage in its health insurance benefits, those benefits take effect immediately upon start of employment, and getting hired at Amazon is a very simple and quick process.

    What may be many thousands of women have taken jobs at Amazon, used the benefits to start fertility treatments right away, and then resigned when the treatments are complete, usually within a couple of months. Some have even resigned after literally one day of work, as for maybe $500 a month they can continue the health insurance - including the fertility treatments - under the COBRA provisions. That's a lot cheaper than paying for the treatments out of pocket.

    By the way, the reaction of some women is not gratitude that Amazon provides these benefits, but whining that the work is too physically taxing.
    https://www.thecut.com/2022/08/amazon-fertility-benefits-have-dark-side.html

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    By the way, the reaction of some women is not gratitude that Amazon provides these benefits, but whining that the work is too physically taxing.

    Uh … what happened to the sttrrrrooong women of crossfit … ready to report for infantry duty and humping a combat load through the Hindu Kush?

    • Replies: @prosa123
    @AnotherDad

    Uh … what happened to the sttrrrrooong women of crossfit … ready to report for infantry duty and humping a combat load through the Hindu Kush?

    It's not a matter of strength, you idiot, it's a matter of people - including both men and women - not wanting to do physical work when they're used to sitting at a desk all day.
    I'd pay good money to see you challenge an ultra-fit woman of CrossFit to a physical fitness test. She'd probably run circles around you.

    Replies: @Clyde

  58. @Altai
    Just part and parcel of living in a big city.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FFCe7J9XwAQobHl.jpg

    Just ask Seth Rogen.

    Lived in LA for 20 years, been pretty well off to outright rich for most of that but has had his car broken into 15 times! (Though it isn't clear how many times, if any, his car was stolen.)

    Does Seth really think that's normal? Is he trying to be funny? Given his other twitter freakouts, probably not. Nobody ever said stoner comics were smart.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Ian Smith, @Peter Akuleyev, @Pixo

    I think Rogan is lying. Most people I know seem to have had exactly one car break-in. After that, they take seriously the advice to never leave anything parked in their car, not even a ratty old gym bag.

  59. @Steve Sailer
    @dearieme

    I can recall a lunch with market research business colleagues in the suburbs of Oxford in 1994 when they talked of nothing for the entire hour but getting their cars stolen.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    I can recall a lunch with market research business colleagues in the suburbs of Oxford in 1994 when they talked of nothing for the entire hour but getting their cars stolen.

    Amazing–amazingly sad–what’s happened to the West.

    Car theft is ridiculously easy to stop. You catch the car thieves, choppers and wholesalers and hang them. If that’s too rude, then just whack off a hand–Saudi style–and clip their equipment. Everyone’s cars would immediately be quite a bit safer. And we’d see some modest eugenic improvement.

    But then the West can’t even do the other civilized “necessary” along with rule-of-law–i.e. keep the invaders out.

  60. • Replies: @Pixo
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Trump made immigration restriction less popular. Now he’s largely gone, it is going back to its prior popularity.

    Replies: @J.Ross

  61. @MagyarKocsi
    In the affluent suburbs, a new type of crime is becoming quite popular.

    Groups of teenagers are showing up at 3am and rifling through unlocked cars for money, phones and other items of value.

    Same kids are also taking bikes and other objects left around the outside of a house.

    Personally I lock my cars every night so nothing has been taken, but it is unnerving to know that my nice & expensive neighborhood (modern version of whatever suburb Beaver Cleaver lived in) is being targeted by the poors.

    Police is mostly useless on this and suggests locking cars.

    Replies: @Squid

    “When seconds matter, the police are only minutes away.”

    That’s not a criticism of the police, by the way. They simply can’t be everywhere. It’s merely a statement of fact, and a reason to take reasonable measures to protect yourself and your property. Like putting the bikes in the garage for the night.

  62. @AnotherDad
    @prosa123


    By the way, the reaction of some women is not gratitude that Amazon provides these benefits, but whining that the work is too physically taxing.
     
    Uh ... what happened to the sttrrrrooong women of crossfit ... ready to report for infantry duty and humping a combat load through the Hindu Kush?

    Replies: @prosa123

    Uh … what happened to the sttrrrrooong women of crossfit … ready to report for infantry duty and humping a combat load through the Hindu Kush?

    It’s not a matter of strength, you idiot, it’s a matter of people – including both men and women – not wanting to do physical work when they’re used to sitting at a desk all day.
    I’d pay good money to see you challenge an ultra-fit woman of CrossFit to a physical fitness test. She’d probably run circles around you.

    • Replies: @Clyde
    @prosa123

    CrossFit is bs. If you had the latest men's health mag you would read why>>>>
    Me sub only was 5$, this fluctuates. ------ https://www.amazon.com/Hearst-Magazines-Mens-Health/dp/B001TP73UU/ref=sr_1_1?crid=OHW48UNVBE4X&keywords=mens+health&qid=1660873442&sprefix=mens+hea%2Caps%2C145&sr=8-1

    Replies: @prosa123

  63. This should be included in every discussion of “Gun Crime”.

    View post on imgur.com

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @Bill Jones

    Needs both a Thanks and a LOL

    , @Mike_from_SGV
    @Bill Jones

    At some point, publishing the chart on the right will be considered a crime.

  64. @Guest007
    @Technite78

    I police detective who I worked with at a public outreach event talk about a career criminal who made his living going to apartment building parking lots at night and just trying all of the doors on cars. The detective laughed about how many people would forget to locked their car even if they had money, computers, or guns in the car.

    Replies: @Barnard

    Have heard similar stories. These people think security camera systems are going to stop this. They think the cops are going to run facial recognition on the guy breaking into their car and hunt him down and catch him. It is a shock when the police treat them like a nuisance for bothering to file a police report so they can turn it into insurance.

    • Agree: Polistra
    • Replies: @R.G. Camara
    @Barnard

    The false reliance on "security cameras" by many people is disturbing. I knew a woman who lived in a place with a homeless encampment of drug addicts right behind her apartment building, and her solution to this was to put security cameras in her own apartment.

    She argued that it would catch any criminals or deter them. I pointed out that if a criminal was already inside he wasn't going to be scared off by a camera pointed at him, and the cops in the area hadn't cleared out the homeless bums yet, so what made her think a blurry video would cause an arrest?

    But she believed everything she saw in cop shows about forensic science being so advanced and cops being dedicated to always get the criminal no matter what. Ergo, a video of the guy in her apartment committing crimes would be sufficient.

    I said she should get a gun, large dog, and a better home lock. She declined all three.

    NB: she had the means to move out, she just didn't.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Joe Stalin

  65. @SunBakedSuburb
    @Reg Cæsar

    "You Toothless, Inbred, Back-Woods Degenerate"

    Classic Sam Peckinpah dialog. But it's missing "peckerwood."

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Classic Sam Peckinpah dialog. But it’s missing “peckerwood.”

    Peckinporn: Bring Me Some Head, Alfredo Garcia

    • LOL: Clyde
  66. @Truth
    @peterike


    They have a protective skin coating which prevents them from going to jail.
     
    Hell, they could just bust through the walls, even if they went. ..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLN3dPMyXeg

    Replies: @Technite78, @Clyde

    Always enlightening to see which threads/comments Troof replies to…

  67. @AnotherDad
    @Guest007


    The problem with discussing any risks to the public is the claim by the Covid-19 truthers on the right than having 1 million deaths due to covid-19 and having 1 15% rise in the total death rate in the U.S. was no big deal and should have been ignored.
     
    I don't love most of the "Covid truther" nonsense. But

    a) This is not really a--much less "the"--barrier to discussing the steep rise in murder and auto-fatalities

    b) There are different kinds of deaths that say different things about society.
    For instance, our big killers remain heart disease and cancer, they are a solid order of magnitude about traffic fatalities and 1.5 above murder. But people--long before Covid--still cared about traffic accidents and crime.

    This is a big complicated discussion but in short:
    -- we are all going to die
    -- but "the usual" in a modern society is you live your life and will have a given lifespan based on genes, lifestyle and a bit of luck (some cancer/not is just dumb luck)
    -- then there is "stuff" that is societal in nature--like crime and traffic accidents--which reflects broadly upon what sort of society we are running, "civilized", "well behaved" or "a dump" and which may come up and whap you upside the head, without you being at fault.

    Covid was a "new" bug. (It is whatever was the bat virus from the Yunnan caves that was then "gain of functioned" in the Wuhan lab, courtesy in part of Fauci.) It can, has, does kill people--a lot of people. But 95% of these people are old and/or sick/ill-health. It was basically a huge death-speedup. I.e. you die of Covid in 2020 instead of cancer or the flu after a few more years of decline in 2024.

    During my lifetime the life expectancy went up about a decade--roughly 70 to 80. This is good. But it is not the be all and end all. Covid knocked back a few years from that progress. (When it settles my guess would be we've lost 2 years.) We now have a new endemic flu-ish bug which makes peoples lives worse and on average shorter. Bad.

    But if you come to me and say "AnotherDad", you have a choice. You can choose to have the life expectancy rise from 80 to 90. (Better drugs, medical care, cancer treatments.) Or you can choose to have a smarter, more conscientious, more functional society where there is little crime and far fewer traffic accidents. I'll take B, the functional (basically more white functioning) society, even though I'm dramatically giving up "life years".

    Basically having "civilization" is of immense value, while the "longevity" past basically decent public health is just kind of a personal deal. (I'd love, love, love to live to 100, but if I only make it to 80 ... no biggie.) And if you have "civilization" you will generally be to continue to improve longevity. "Civilized" is a good thing.

    Replies: @Unit472, @Guest007

    Rather eschatological reply on a thread about auto accidents and theft but I liked it. Its why I am so happy I live in Florida and have a Governor and state AG who did not lose control of law enforcement during either the Floyd nonsense or the subsequent so called Biden presidency.

    Local sheriffs still enforce the law pretty much as they did in 2019. They are aware of BLM of course but they still shoot if they have to and the public accepts that some people need to be shot.

    Once law enforcement ( or civilization) is lost it is damned hard to get it back.

    • Replies: @Guest007
    @Unit472

    Florida has a homicide rate than ranks it almost exactly in the middle of the U.S. and is higher than California or New York

    https://worldpopulationreview.com/state-rankings/murder-rate-by-state

    Crime rates in Florida are nothing to brag about.

  68. @Bill Jones
    This should be included in every discussion of "Gun Crime".

    https://imgur.com/MNj0dyS

    Replies: @Polistra, @Mike_from_SGV

    Needs both a Thanks and a LOL

  69. @AnotherDad
    @Guest007


    The problem with discussing any risks to the public is the claim by the Covid-19 truthers on the right than having 1 million deaths due to covid-19 and having 1 15% rise in the total death rate in the U.S. was no big deal and should have been ignored.
     
    I don't love most of the "Covid truther" nonsense. But

    a) This is not really a--much less "the"--barrier to discussing the steep rise in murder and auto-fatalities

    b) There are different kinds of deaths that say different things about society.
    For instance, our big killers remain heart disease and cancer, they are a solid order of magnitude about traffic fatalities and 1.5 above murder. But people--long before Covid--still cared about traffic accidents and crime.

    This is a big complicated discussion but in short:
    -- we are all going to die
    -- but "the usual" in a modern society is you live your life and will have a given lifespan based on genes, lifestyle and a bit of luck (some cancer/not is just dumb luck)
    -- then there is "stuff" that is societal in nature--like crime and traffic accidents--which reflects broadly upon what sort of society we are running, "civilized", "well behaved" or "a dump" and which may come up and whap you upside the head, without you being at fault.

    Covid was a "new" bug. (It is whatever was the bat virus from the Yunnan caves that was then "gain of functioned" in the Wuhan lab, courtesy in part of Fauci.) It can, has, does kill people--a lot of people. But 95% of these people are old and/or sick/ill-health. It was basically a huge death-speedup. I.e. you die of Covid in 2020 instead of cancer or the flu after a few more years of decline in 2024.

    During my lifetime the life expectancy went up about a decade--roughly 70 to 80. This is good. But it is not the be all and end all. Covid knocked back a few years from that progress. (When it settles my guess would be we've lost 2 years.) We now have a new endemic flu-ish bug which makes peoples lives worse and on average shorter. Bad.

    But if you come to me and say "AnotherDad", you have a choice. You can choose to have the life expectancy rise from 80 to 90. (Better drugs, medical care, cancer treatments.) Or you can choose to have a smarter, more conscientious, more functional society where there is little crime and far fewer traffic accidents. I'll take B, the functional (basically more white functioning) society, even though I'm dramatically giving up "life years".

    Basically having "civilization" is of immense value, while the "longevity" past basically decent public health is just kind of a personal deal. (I'd love, love, love to live to 100, but if I only make it to 80 ... no biggie.) And if you have "civilization" you will generally be to continue to improve longevity. "Civilized" is a good thing.

    Replies: @Unit472, @Guest007

    After reading a Ben Shapiro editorial that claims that Monkey Pox is a bigger health risk than Covid-19, then I know for certain that conservatives have lost all prospective on risks.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/shapiro-the-regulatory-state-needs-to-die-a-stake-needs-to-be-driven-through-its-heart

    If the government does not need any organization to think about and plan for pandemics, then there is zero reason to try to lower the homicide rate or auto accident fatality rate.

  70. Buy one of these and shut up! I use this all the time, even in very safe places. This is called discipline. Carjacking is a problem, so don’t fill up at ghetto or nearly ghettos gas stations. Especially after sundown. Mine is Honda 2016 that still uses a key with electronics on top of the fob. So lots of anti-theft built in. But I still go for steering wheel locks. And make sure you lock it so that the lock is sticking upright, so visible to would be thief.

  71. @peterike
    Well one single crime group in Oregon reportedly stole 44,000 catalytic converters. That's pretty impressive. Less impressive is they stole that many before they got caught.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/cops-bust-crime-ring-suspected-of-stealing-2422m-in-catalytic-converters/ar-AA10BLnU

    Property crime is more and more a group thing now. A horde of joggers descend on a luxury goods store, grab a pile of loot, and speed away in their BMW's and Mercedes. You see, they are marginalized communities and only stealing to feed little Quashandra. If they get caught, which is rare, they are almost immediately released. You'd think we could at least get them on tax evasion charges, but no, no. They have a protective skin coating which prevents them from going to jail.

    Replies: @Old Prude, @Truth, @Polistra

    https://mol.im/a/11124859

    Restorative justice !

  72. @Truth
    @peterike


    They have a protective skin coating which prevents them from going to jail.
     
    Hell, they could just bust through the walls, even if they went. ..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLN3dPMyXeg

    Replies: @Technite78, @Clyde

    You were off getting a tan in sunny Somali with your Eritrean girlfriend.

    • Replies: @Truth
    @Clyde

    ...(sigh) One can dream.

  73. @prosa123
    @AnotherDad

    Uh … what happened to the sttrrrrooong women of crossfit … ready to report for infantry duty and humping a combat load through the Hindu Kush?

    It's not a matter of strength, you idiot, it's a matter of people - including both men and women - not wanting to do physical work when they're used to sitting at a desk all day.
    I'd pay good money to see you challenge an ultra-fit woman of CrossFit to a physical fitness test. She'd probably run circles around you.

    Replies: @Clyde

    CrossFit is bs. If you had the latest men’s health mag you would read why>>>>
    Me sub only was 5\$, this fluctuates. —— https://www.amazon.com/Hearst-Magazines-Mens-Health/dp/B001TP73UU/ref=sr_1_1?crid=OHW48UNVBE4X&keywords=mens+health&qid=1660873442&sprefix=mens+hea%2Caps%2C145&sr=8-1

    • Replies: @prosa123
    @Clyde

    CrossFit may be somewhat overhyped, but it does seem to work very well for women, with strength and fitness gains that they rarely can achieve in ordinary gyms. It might be the communal support and encouragement. Women tend to react positively to that. Men less so, which could be why they don't always see the same benefits.

  74. I wonder if this can be attributed to the massive increase in gun ownership since the 2020 lockdowns/BLM-Antifa riots/ stolen election.

    In More Guns, Less Crime, one of the author’s main statistical conclusions is that when gun laws are relaxed in higher crime areas, violent crimes go down but property crimes–specifically car theft–goes up slightly. That is, the kinds of trash who were looking to mug or beat up or rape someone to get money are scared off by the idea of people being heavily armed, and so turn to crimes (such as car break ins and theft) where the odds of meeting your victim are lower.

  75. @Barnard
    @Guest007

    Have heard similar stories. These people think security camera systems are going to stop this. They think the cops are going to run facial recognition on the guy breaking into their car and hunt him down and catch him. It is a shock when the police treat them like a nuisance for bothering to file a police report so they can turn it into insurance.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara

    The false reliance on “security cameras” by many people is disturbing. I knew a woman who lived in a place with a homeless encampment of drug addicts right behind her apartment building, and her solution to this was to put security cameras in her own apartment.

    She argued that it would catch any criminals or deter them. I pointed out that if a criminal was already inside he wasn’t going to be scared off by a camera pointed at him, and the cops in the area hadn’t cleared out the homeless bums yet, so what made her think a blurry video would cause an arrest?

    But she believed everything she saw in cop shows about forensic science being so advanced and cops being dedicated to always get the criminal no matter what. Ergo, a video of the guy in her apartment committing crimes would be sufficient.

    I said she should get a gun, large dog, and a better home lock. She declined all three.

    NB: she had the means to move out, she just didn’t.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @R.G. Camara

    Yes, it's true that without a camera you might get robbed but with a camera you can SEE your apt. get robbed - this is a big improvement.

    However, on the whole, security cameras have been a boon to law enforcement. Very often now if there is a shooting on the street, the cops can follow the perp on camera back to a car and the car back to its origin. If the perp's face is not caught on camera, then at some point as he walks or runs away, another camera will get a good shot of him. This enables them to make arrests even when no one in the neighborhood saw nuthin'.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara

    , @Joe Stalin
    @R.G. Camara


    I knew a woman who lived in a place with a homeless encampment of drug addicts right behind her apartment building, and her solution to this was to put security cameras in her own apartment.
     
    That ranks on order with the product DYE WITNESS which doesn't help you one bit.

    https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/173357519718_/Lot-of-2-Dye-Witness-Criminal-Identifier.jpg
  76. @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/RyanGirdusky/status/1560387460458315778

    Replies: @Pixo

    Trump made immigration restriction less popular. Now he’s largely gone, it is going back to its prior popularity.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Pixo

    Ah yes, we all remember the various Republican and Democrat advocates of immigration restriction who were a few allies away from passing legislation when Trump stopped it all and opened the border.

  77. @Clyde
    @prosa123

    CrossFit is bs. If you had the latest men's health mag you would read why>>>>
    Me sub only was 5$, this fluctuates. ------ https://www.amazon.com/Hearst-Magazines-Mens-Health/dp/B001TP73UU/ref=sr_1_1?crid=OHW48UNVBE4X&keywords=mens+health&qid=1660873442&sprefix=mens+hea%2Caps%2C145&sr=8-1

    Replies: @prosa123

    CrossFit may be somewhat overhyped, but it does seem to work very well for women, with strength and fitness gains that they rarely can achieve in ordinary gyms. It might be the communal support and encouragement. Women tend to react positively to that. Men less so, which could be why they don’t always see the same benefits.

  78. @Pixo
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Trump made immigration restriction less popular. Now he’s largely gone, it is going back to its prior popularity.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    Ah yes, we all remember the various Republican and Democrat advocates of immigration restriction who were a few allies away from passing legislation when Trump stopped it all and opened the border.

  79. @Bill Jones
    This should be included in every discussion of "Gun Crime".

    https://imgur.com/MNj0dyS

    Replies: @Polistra, @Mike_from_SGV

    At some point, publishing the chart on the right will be considered a crime.

  80. @Unit472
    @AnotherDad

    Rather eschatological reply on a thread about auto accidents and theft but I liked it. Its why I am so happy I live in Florida and have a Governor and state AG who did not lose control of law enforcement during either the Floyd nonsense or the subsequent so called Biden presidency.

    Local sheriffs still enforce the law pretty much as they did in 2019. They are aware of BLM of course but they still shoot if they have to and the public accepts that some people need to be shot.

    Once law enforcement ( or civilization) is lost it is damned hard to get it back.

    Replies: @Guest007

    Florida has a homicide rate than ranks it almost exactly in the middle of the U.S. and is higher than California or New York

    https://worldpopulationreview.com/state-rankings/murder-rate-by-state

    Crime rates in Florida are nothing to brag about.

  81. @R.G. Camara
    @Barnard

    The false reliance on "security cameras" by many people is disturbing. I knew a woman who lived in a place with a homeless encampment of drug addicts right behind her apartment building, and her solution to this was to put security cameras in her own apartment.

    She argued that it would catch any criminals or deter them. I pointed out that if a criminal was already inside he wasn't going to be scared off by a camera pointed at him, and the cops in the area hadn't cleared out the homeless bums yet, so what made her think a blurry video would cause an arrest?

    But she believed everything she saw in cop shows about forensic science being so advanced and cops being dedicated to always get the criminal no matter what. Ergo, a video of the guy in her apartment committing crimes would be sufficient.

    I said she should get a gun, large dog, and a better home lock. She declined all three.

    NB: she had the means to move out, she just didn't.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Joe Stalin

    Yes, it’s true that without a camera you might get robbed but with a camera you can SEE your apt. get robbed – this is a big improvement.

    However, on the whole, security cameras have been a boon to law enforcement. Very often now if there is a shooting on the street, the cops can follow the perp on camera back to a car and the car back to its origin. If the perp’s face is not caught on camera, then at some point as he walks or runs away, another camera will get a good shot of him. This enables them to make arrests even when no one in the neighborhood saw nuthin’.

    • Replies: @R.G. Camara
    @Jack D

    Shut up, fed. Go back to illegally spying on Americans and harassing and tossing innocent people away for your Deep State masters.

  82. @Clyde
    @Truth

    You were off getting a tan in sunny Somali with your Eritrean girlfriend.

    Replies: @Truth

    …(sigh) One can dream.

  83. @Jack D
    @R.G. Camara

    Yes, it's true that without a camera you might get robbed but with a camera you can SEE your apt. get robbed - this is a big improvement.

    However, on the whole, security cameras have been a boon to law enforcement. Very often now if there is a shooting on the street, the cops can follow the perp on camera back to a car and the car back to its origin. If the perp's face is not caught on camera, then at some point as he walks or runs away, another camera will get a good shot of him. This enables them to make arrests even when no one in the neighborhood saw nuthin'.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara

    Shut up, fed. Go back to illegally spying on Americans and harassing and tossing innocent people away for your Deep State masters.

    • Troll: Guest007
  84. @Old Prude
    @peterike

    " They have a protective skin coating which prevents them from going to jail." That, sir, is a gem...

    Replies: @peterike

    ” They have a protective skin coating which prevents them from going to jail.” That, sir, is a gem…

    Well thank you, but I stole that from the late, great New York radio host Bob Grant, who used to say this all the time. See, letting blacks off easy has been going on way before BLM got started.

    • Agree: 36 ulster
  85. @R.G. Camara
    @Barnard

    The false reliance on "security cameras" by many people is disturbing. I knew a woman who lived in a place with a homeless encampment of drug addicts right behind her apartment building, and her solution to this was to put security cameras in her own apartment.

    She argued that it would catch any criminals or deter them. I pointed out that if a criminal was already inside he wasn't going to be scared off by a camera pointed at him, and the cops in the area hadn't cleared out the homeless bums yet, so what made her think a blurry video would cause an arrest?

    But she believed everything she saw in cop shows about forensic science being so advanced and cops being dedicated to always get the criminal no matter what. Ergo, a video of the guy in her apartment committing crimes would be sufficient.

    I said she should get a gun, large dog, and a better home lock. She declined all three.

    NB: she had the means to move out, she just didn't.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Joe Stalin

    I knew a woman who lived in a place with a homeless encampment of drug addicts right behind her apartment building, and her solution to this was to put security cameras in her own apartment.

    That ranks on order with the product DYE WITNESS which doesn’t help you one bit.

  86. Putin’s address to the Moscomw Security Conference is a must read,

    https://thesaker.is/putins-address-to-participants-and-guests-of-the-10th-moscow-conference-on-international-security/

    The situation in the world is changing dynamically and the outlines of a multipolar world order are taking shape. An increasing number of countries and peoples are choosing a path of free and sovereign development based on their own distinct identity, traditions and values.

    These objective processes are being opposed by the Western globalist elites, who provoke chaos, fanning long-standing and new conflicts and pursuing the so-called containment policy, which in fact amounts to the subversion of any alternative, sovereign development options.

    He pretty much nails it.

  87. Mine, too, Steve. Until I moved away from the North Side.

  88. @SunBakedSuburb
    @Redneck farmer

    "Sterilize stoners"

    To see if this car-theft hubbub is on the up and up I conducted an experiment at a busy grocery store adjacent to I-5. This stretch of the interstate is a known corridor of trafficking of all types, from Seattle to the SF Bay Area. The parking lot of the grocery store often plays host to the semi-dangerous tweekers engaged in the transpo of illicit contraband. Whilst conducting this investigation I took the precaution of parking my Browning 9mm in a SOB holster. I left the car, a used Toyota Camry popular for parts, in the lot for 48 hours. Was I surprised when I found the car still in its spot after the time allotted was up? Not really. I found nary a scratch or mark around the door locks. And not only did the market worthy car itself fail to attract the attention of the criminal scum, I left an added incentive, the piece de resistance, out in plain sight of the criminal eyeballs: a purple felt Fedora on the front passenger seat.

    Replies: @Muggles, @Glaivester

    a purple felt Fedora on the front passenger seat.

    I am the terror that flaps in the night…

  89. @Loyalty Over IQ Worship
    The SWPL crowd, the well-behaved yuppies, couldn't care less about crime. They don't care about any of this other than any personal inconvenience it may cause.

    They don't care what kind of country is left for their descendants. Otherwise, they'd be frantic about immigration and forced integration.

    This is why it's fruitless to hit them with facts and arguments. They don't care. They want to be comfortable, gain status and have a "successful" child as an accessory.

    You may think their desire to send their child to a good school is love, but it isn't. The child is an accessory to gain status for the parents. Nothing more.

    Replies: @Sick n' Tired

    In many ways sending the kids to a good school is another way of networking for yuppie parents. Children’s birthday parties, sports teams, and more exclusive private school events are just another way to conduct business for the parents. I’ve witnessed it first hand, and have friends who went to fancy boarding schools confirm it.

  90. @Anon

    We’re probably headed back toward the bad old days of car alarms, which interrupted my sleep so many times in Chicago in the 1980s.
     
    Maybe "The Club" - that red steering wheel lock thing will make a comeback? I remember as a kid seeing almost every parked car in NYC and other major cities having it in the early 90s.

    Replies: @jb, @The Problem with Midway, @Total Kneegro Fatigue

    I still use my club, and I put it on with the keyhole towards the dash board to prevent anyone drilling out the lock. It works. What thief is going to mess with that when there are much easier cars to steal? I also have an ignition kill switch and at night I lock a steel bar to the clutch. Mexicans love those little old Toyota trucks, I must be the last White guy driving one.

  91. @Anon

    We’re probably headed back toward the bad old days of car alarms, which interrupted my sleep so many times in Chicago in the 1980s.
     
    Maybe "The Club" - that red steering wheel lock thing will make a comeback? I remember as a kid seeing almost every parked car in NYC and other major cities having it in the early 90s.

    Replies: @jb, @The Problem with Midway, @Total Kneegro Fatigue

    Only problem with “The Club” is now that you have lithium powered portable cut off saws it makes cutting through them a relatively easy thing to do nowadays if you want the car bad enough. In less than a minutes can “The Club” be rendered completely useless…

    • Agree: kaganovitch
    • Replies: @Trevor
    @Total Kneegro Fatigue

    A hacksaw to cut the (plastic?) steering wheel so that the locked "club" can be removed intact is about as quick.

    And it's a lot cheaper and readily available.

    , @epebble
    @Total Kneegro Fatigue

    It is much easier to pick up a car using a truck (than using a saw inside a car to cut through). The purpose of a steering wheel lock is not to force a thief to use a saw, it is to discourage him from stealing your car. A normal thief will see a brightly colored steering wheel lock and move on to another car.

  92. @JohnnyWalker123
    The Prime Minister of Finland.

    https://twitter.com/visegrad24/status/1560015797367488517

    Replies: @Cool Daddy Jimbo

    THAT’S what I’m looking for in a leader.

  93. @Total Kneegro Fatigue
    @Anon

    Only problem with “The Club” is now that you have lithium powered portable cut off saws it makes cutting through them a relatively easy thing to do nowadays if you want the car bad enough. In less than a minutes can “The Club” be rendered completely useless…

    Replies: @Trevor, @epebble

    A hacksaw to cut the (plastic?) steering wheel so that the locked “club” can be removed intact is about as quick.

    And it’s a lot cheaper and readily available.

  94. @Total Kneegro Fatigue
    @Anon

    Only problem with “The Club” is now that you have lithium powered portable cut off saws it makes cutting through them a relatively easy thing to do nowadays if you want the car bad enough. In less than a minutes can “The Club” be rendered completely useless…

    Replies: @Trevor, @epebble

    It is much easier to pick up a car using a truck (than using a saw inside a car to cut through). The purpose of a steering wheel lock is not to force a thief to use a saw, it is to discourage him from stealing your car. A normal thief will see a brightly colored steering wheel lock and move on to another car.

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