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From the Washington Post:

As police struggle to solve homicides, Baltimore residents see an ‘open season for killing’
By Wesley Lowery, Steven Rich and Salwan Georges December 27

… As Baltimore has seen a stunning surge of violence, with nearly a killing each day for the past three years in a city of 600,000, homicide arrests have plummeted. City police made an arrest in 41 percent of homicides in 2014; last year, the rate was just 27 percent, a 14 percentage point drop.

Of 50 of the nation’s largest cities, Baltimore is one of 34 where police now make homicide arrests less often than in 2014, according to a Washington Post analysis. In Chicago, the homicide arrest rate has dropped 21 percentage points, in Boston it has dropped 12 points and in St. Louis it is down 9. …

While there is evidence for and against a nationwide Ferguson effect — the theory that crime increased after 2014 as police faced more scrutiny following the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. — in Baltimore there is an indisputable Freddie Gray effect. As violence in the city has risen since 2015, the likelihood of a killer being arrested has dropped precipitously.

For most of the decade before 2015, Baltimore’s annual homicide arrest rate hovered at about 40 percent. Since 2015, the arrest rate hasn’t topped 30 percent in any year. And while most cities saw their arrest rates drop gradually, Baltimore’s decline was sudden — plummeting 15 percentage points in 2015, after Gray’s death, the largest single-year drop for any city already solving less than half its homicides. …

Of the 1,002 homicides between 2015 and the beginning of this year, just 252 — one out of every four — resulted in an arrest.

Of course, Baltimore has a black mayor, a black police chief, most of the cops involved in the death of Freddie Gray were black, most of the incremental victims since 2015 have been black, as have been most of the incremental killers.

Good job of community organizing, Mr. Community-Organizer-in-Chief!

 
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  1. Not sure how reasonable it is to lay this at Obama’s doorstep, but it’s definitely what BLM leaders say they wanted. Hope they enjoy it.

    • Replies: @lavoisier
    Pretty reasonable to blame Obama.

    Obama set in motion the foolish premise that black people behaving badly is a myth, and even if remotely true, must be the fault of whitey, particularly racist white cops.

    No one should be surprised at the outcome of such delusional and wishful thinking.

    But sad that the people victimized by the criminals in their midst have to pay such a high price for the foolishness of their messiah.

  2. Technically, an error here…

    ‘…Of course, Baltimore has a black mayor, a black police chief, most of the cops involved in the death of Freddie Gray were black, most of the incremental victims since 2015 have been black, as have been most of the incremental killers…’

    Since only 30% of the killers have been found, you have no way of knowing they were black.

    They could have been vicious whites marauding from the suburbs. It’s possible.

    • Replies: @tyrone
    Be careful when using that very dull and rusty Occam's razor
    , @International Jew

    They could have been vicious whites marauding from the suburbs. It’s possible.
     
    Yeah. Nobody would have noticed!
    , @MikeatMikedotMike
    Or maybe space aliens.
    , @Jim Bob Lassiter
    Yes; every night when I go to bed my mama has to check underneath for the booger man before I let her turn out the lights.
    , @Alfa158
    I know it’s amusing making fun of this craziness but a not-insignificant percentage of Black people believe some or all of the following:
    - White people actually commit murder at the same rate as Blacks, the authorities hide it by reclassifying the murders as suicides or even auto accidents.
    - Many murders of Blacks are committed by police who then frame other Blacks for the crimes.
    - Some murders blamed on Blacks are committed by White men wearing Black man disguises.
    - Some of the surveillance videos showing Blacks committing crimes are CGI modified videos of White perps.
    , @El Dato
    "Mad Max: White Kings of Baltimore"
    , @Reg Cæsar

    They could have been vicious whites marauding from the suburbs. It’s possible.
     
    Not the way the Orioles have been playing lately. What other reason is there for whites to enter the city?


    https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Vp_DB3n1ajYB2uj7xrDEm7Qu5OI=/0x0:3000x2111/1200x800/filters:focal(1187x979:1667x1459)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/61530439/usa_today_11313281.0.jpg
  3. anon[195] • Disclaimer says:

    Even though it is more or less untestable, I think that maybe 10% of the perps were either executed extra judicially by the victims people or the perps became victims themselves.

    Evidence of revenge killings appeared in newspaper stories about retaliation killings at or after funerals. I’m not sure how frequent it is, but if it happened 3% of cases, it would both increase homicides by 3% and reduce potential arrests by 3%.

    As far as the perps getting killed by others, high scorers on police ‘strategic subject lists’ are at high risk.

    I dislike segregation used as a cause … its an effect of black violence.

  4. @Colin Wright
    Technically, an error here...

    '...Of course, Baltimore has a black mayor, a black police chief, most of the cops involved in the death of Freddie Gray were black, most of the incremental victims since 2015 have been black, as have been most of the incremental killers...'

    Since only 30% of the killers have been found, you have no way of knowing they were black.

    They could have been vicious whites marauding from the suburbs. It's possible.

    Be careful when using that very dull and rusty Occam’s razor

  5. • Replies: @Hail
    Maybe among those released in DA Krasner's crime amnesty will be Philadelphia's own Mumia Abu-Jamal (b. 1954 in Philadelphia; under FBI surveillance for ties to Black Panther Party from late 1960s to mid 1970s; convicted for a 1981 killing of a Philadelphia police officer)

    Mumia has just been granted a new trial, so anything is possible.
  6. Maybe Obama’s white half feels this is a feature, not a bug.

    • LOL: Kylie
    • Replies: @Kylie
    "Maybe Obama’s white half feels this is a feature, not a bug."

    I doubt it. Obama's white half is probably still busy nursing a grievance over having to marry a black woman in order to be black enough to enter politics.
  7. When did “struggling” come to mean “failing”? About five years ago? I think it’s pretty recent…

    • Replies: @Fabian Forge
    "Struggling" came to mean "failing" at about the same time as "problematic" came to mean "blasphemous." And for the same reasons.
  8. @Colin Wright
    Technically, an error here...

    '...Of course, Baltimore has a black mayor, a black police chief, most of the cops involved in the death of Freddie Gray were black, most of the incremental victims since 2015 have been black, as have been most of the incremental killers...'

    Since only 30% of the killers have been found, you have no way of knowing they were black.

    They could have been vicious whites marauding from the suburbs. It's possible.

    They could have been vicious whites marauding from the suburbs. It’s possible.

    Yeah. Nobody would have noticed!

    • LOL: Trevor H.
  9. @Colin Wright
    Technically, an error here...

    '...Of course, Baltimore has a black mayor, a black police chief, most of the cops involved in the death of Freddie Gray were black, most of the incremental victims since 2015 have been black, as have been most of the incremental killers...'

    Since only 30% of the killers have been found, you have no way of knowing they were black.

    They could have been vicious whites marauding from the suburbs. It's possible.

    Or maybe space aliens.

  10. The entire racial justice racket is just an attempt to gaslight the public into ignoring the fact that massive cultural failure is behind the outsized homicide rates, astounding percentage of bastard children, and large urban tracts abandoned by whites and upwardly mobile blacks decades ago.

    TNC is a perfect citation in this instance because the violence and dysfunction were in his face 24/7 for his childhood as a soft nerdy kid. But because it’s too humiliating to admit that black bodies were making his neighborhood and life awful – and because it’s hard to make a living talking about that – he opted to write the same blog post a few thousand times in which people who think they are white and redlining absolve blacks of any responsibility for this state of affairs whatsoever, and he has been richly rewarded and praised by the devils.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    Coates could make an honest living. He elected not to, and may be clueless about the degree to which he's been decorative arts for The Atlantic's constituency.*




    *Robert Stacy McCain remarked about 10 years ago that among American journalists The Atlantic has long been 'a notorious snob shop.' Around the time Coates was hired to work there, the half-dozen people who had been awarded regular columns in their online edition all hailed from the Ivy League or Oxbridge bar one. "Diversity" was hiring Megan McArdle (late of Penn) instead of another Harvard twit. The one exception was a Howard University dropout.
    , @Ed
    The latest blogging heads from Loury and McWhorter touches upon this phenomonen. McWhorter calls out Jamelle Bouie specifically for blaming every gap on racism to the point of predictability even though he knows there are other reasons.

    Relevant section starts at 18:11 mark

    https://youtu.be/dWHQOSzU_Ug
  11. Baltimore has been Africanized.

    Murderous Black criminals are running amok in Baltimore.

    Obama and the corporate media riled up the Blacks — and in Baltimore and many other Africanized cities — the Blacks ran amok.

    The ruling classes in European nations are using Africans and other Third World interlopers to destroy national sovereignty and cultural cohesion in Europe. The ruling class of the American Empire has been using the mass immigration of Third Worlders as a demographic weapon to destroy cultural cohesion and national sovereignty in the United States.

    Tweets from 2015:

  12. Blax to face greater scrutiny in 19 as Sailer rages against machine politics in Baltimore.

  13. I can’t see this as OT:

    https://twitter.com/julfajay/status/1079002844915744768?s=21

    Be sure to click through to the referenced article, “Torture, beatings, destruction: How a general’s death brought terror to Plateau residents” referring to an area of central Africa.

  14. In Chicago, the homicide arrest rate has dropped 21 percentage points

    Why does Chicago keep getting the bad press then?

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
    Because cops there have "gone fetal" as a defensive strategy against an insane DA who sees it as her job to defend criminals and prosecute the police.
  15. @Colin Wright
    Technically, an error here...

    '...Of course, Baltimore has a black mayor, a black police chief, most of the cops involved in the death of Freddie Gray were black, most of the incremental victims since 2015 have been black, as have been most of the incremental killers...'

    Since only 30% of the killers have been found, you have no way of knowing they were black.

    They could have been vicious whites marauding from the suburbs. It's possible.

    Yes; every night when I go to bed my mama has to check underneath for the booger man before I let her turn out the lights.

  16. The current mayor of Baltimore has one advantage over her predecessors. She’s the first mayor in nearly 60 years to come out of the business community. The trouble is, she isn’t any more sensible than any of the other failures who’ve run Baltimore in that run of years. Her response to what academic sociologists delicately refer to as ‘social disorganization’ is … we need to puke mo’ money into community colleges.

    Recall that in 1980, the homicide rate in Baltimore was about the same as that in New York City. By 2014, that in Baltimore had climbed 85% while that in New York had declined by 75%. Meaning that a seven-fold difference in homicide rates had developed over 34 years. The disparity is about 12-fold today.

    Baltimore is a handsome town and could be an agreeable place to live. It’s been turned into a dump because the political class therein consists of deeply mediocre people who have no interest in repairing problems you can repair if repairing them means proceeding along lines you’d follow if you made the following assumptions: (1) that what’s right and what’s wrong are things passably grasped through common sense; (2) that ordinary people have defensible priorities, priorities which should be respected in the formation of public policy; (3) that personal agency exists and people should be held accountable for what they do and what they neglect; (4) social improvement is generated by demanding something of people at least as much as giving them things; (5) ministry is the business of the philanthropic sector; should it infiltrate the public sector, it belongs in one dedicated agency and should not corrupt the function of any other agency; (6) mascots are for light entertainment only: there is no social segment properly freed of the rigors of adult life; (7) blacks are not aristocrats properly free of the government of vulgarians, but ordinary people who have to respect the law like everyone else.

    About the only discernible way around these problems would be for the State of Maryland to dissolve the municipal government and put the city under the administration of an appointed board composed of non-idiots.

    • Agree: Jim Christian
    • Replies: @ia

    About the only discernible way around these problems would be for the State of Maryland to dissolve the municipal government and put the city under the administration of an appointed board composed of non-idiots.
     
    That would be racist.
    , @Patricus
    Is there a black majority city anywhere on earth that isn't a violent shithole? Baltimore can decline a lot more and probably will.

    A visit to the city is like an archeological expedition. There were once fine buildings and homes now decaying. The zoo was twice as large in decades past. In the scrub around the zoo one stumbles upon ancient marble steps and plazas overgrown like a Mayan city.

    There is extreme poverty. Lives are cheap. It probably wouldn't cost much to have an enemy killed.

    The great Johns Hopkins university remains. Why is it the universities are the last institutions to collapse in a dying city? Compare New Haven, CT and Yale.
    , @lavoisier
    Not a bad assessment.

    But what you are suggesting is colonialism.

    Not a bad assessment.
    , @Jim Bob Lassiter
    Could enough "non-idiots" of any race be found in Maryland to form a nine member administrative board?
    , @Jim Christian
    Good takes, but in the eighties, the steel fabrication factories were being torn down, having rotted for twenty years or more already. That was on the East end. It rots to this day, all in decay. True rust belt. And Baltimore is stuck with all of it.

    On the west end, was the poverty. The schools, with names such as Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Harriet Tubman, this or that, they discovered the "Digital Divide". White kids had computers and a head start on their sepia-hued peers. Even Bill Cosby noticed and said that Black parents buy the kids expensive sneakers, White parents buy computers for their kids. He caught hell for that.

    Meanwhile, a company I was working for, now bankrupt, ignored my advice and accepted contracts to cable these schools for ethernet, install modern phone systems and computer pods, 6 PCs to a pod, four pods per classroom times a couple of dozen classrooms per school. PCs were a grand each back then. As soon as we could lay them out and get them signed for, we'd go back after the weekend and find them all stolen, every one. They'd steal the phones, which only worked on the system, not at home. They'd break into our trucks, steal anything not tied down, I got fed up and left, not wanting to walk into a breakin late night. They lost their shirts on that and even after it got done, the admins, the teachers, none of them could ever figure out the phones, voice mail, billions of user error service calls they couldn't bill. It was a mess.

    It isn't the schools, the money we spend, the tools we give them. The fact is, they don't pack the brain power. The raw human material from the kids on up is so primitive, it doesn't matter what is spent, there's no way it sinks in. You cannot buy IQ. And even if you got the kids to a certain point, it's a dead town, there's nothing for them regardless. And all this was 1988-1990 or so.

    Then the decay and holdups started at the Inner Harbor and they ruined the last real revenue producer for Baltimore after the baseball and football. And even THAT is an armed camp because you have to get your fans back to their cars and out of town safely. After Freddie Gray, they had to hold one or two Oriole's games with no fans because the town simply wasn't safe to bring in the fans. I was last down there in 2011, Hard Rock was still there I guess, but Planet Hollywood and a bunch of stores in the Mall where Legal Seafood used to be was dead, all the tenants long since flown. Baltimore is just a murderous place now, Johns Hopkins is stuck there, and THAT is an armed camp. And of course, the White folk that work there cannot EVEN take a bus anymore. Hideous, but all this is to be expected and there is no fix for any of it. Food Deserts? Baltimore is full of em.
    , @Harry Baldwin
    Baltimore is 65% black. There's no hope for it.
  17. Back in the days of Eliot Ness, did the American public grieve for gangsters slain by other gangsters or for hoodlums slain by police?

  18. @Arclight
    The entire racial justice racket is just an attempt to gaslight the public into ignoring the fact that massive cultural failure is behind the outsized homicide rates, astounding percentage of bastard children, and large urban tracts abandoned by whites and upwardly mobile blacks decades ago.

    TNC is a perfect citation in this instance because the violence and dysfunction were in his face 24/7 for his childhood as a soft nerdy kid. But because it's too humiliating to admit that black bodies were making his neighborhood and life awful - and because it's hard to make a living talking about that - he opted to write the same blog post a few thousand times in which people who think they are white and redlining absolve blacks of any responsibility for this state of affairs whatsoever, and he has been richly rewarded and praised by the devils.

    Coates could make an honest living. He elected not to, and may be clueless about the degree to which he’s been decorative arts for The Atlantic‘s constituency.*

    *Robert Stacy McCain remarked about 10 years ago that among American journalists The Atlantic has long been ‘a notorious snob shop.’ Around the time Coates was hired to work there, the half-dozen people who had been awarded regular columns in their online edition all hailed from the Ivy League or Oxbridge bar one. “Diversity” was hiring Megan McArdle (late of Penn) instead of another Harvard twit. The one exception was a Howard University dropout.

  19. @Art Deco
    The current mayor of Baltimore has one advantage over her predecessors. She's the first mayor in nearly 60 years to come out of the business community. The trouble is, she isn't any more sensible than any of the other failures who've run Baltimore in that run of years. Her response to what academic sociologists delicately refer to as 'social disorganization' is ... we need to puke mo' money into community colleges.

    Recall that in 1980, the homicide rate in Baltimore was about the same as that in New York City. By 2014, that in Baltimore had climbed 85% while that in New York had declined by 75%. Meaning that a seven-fold difference in homicide rates had developed over 34 years. The disparity is about 12-fold today.

    Baltimore is a handsome town and could be an agreeable place to live. It's been turned into a dump because the political class therein consists of deeply mediocre people who have no interest in repairing problems you can repair if repairing them means proceeding along lines you'd follow if you made the following assumptions: (1) that what's right and what's wrong are things passably grasped through common sense; (2) that ordinary people have defensible priorities, priorities which should be respected in the formation of public policy; (3) that personal agency exists and people should be held accountable for what they do and what they neglect; (4) social improvement is generated by demanding something of people at least as much as giving them things; (5) ministry is the business of the philanthropic sector; should it infiltrate the public sector, it belongs in one dedicated agency and should not corrupt the function of any other agency; (6) mascots are for light entertainment only: there is no social segment properly freed of the rigors of adult life; (7) blacks are not aristocrats properly free of the government of vulgarians, but ordinary people who have to respect the law like everyone else.

    About the only discernible way around these problems would be for the State of Maryland to dissolve the municipal government and put the city under the administration of an appointed board composed of non-idiots.

    About the only discernible way around these problems would be for the State of Maryland to dissolve the municipal government and put the city under the administration of an appointed board composed of non-idiots.

    That would be racist.

  20. Coates is also a prime example of white progressives’ tendency to overpraise minorities who are a bit better than average. Coates is not unintelligent, but he’s not especially smart, either. People like John McWhorter, Coleman Hughes, Glenn Loury, Thomas Chatterton Williams are all an order of magnitude more intelligent and interesting but they aren’t reliable parrots for the anti-racist narrative and so they don’t get paid the attention of Coates, Eric Michael Dyson, and Marc Lamont Hill, even though these guys haven’t had an original thought in their lives.

    If you think about it, there is nothing more condescending than being kept as a pet for various media outlets to trot out to spout the party line and then have a bunch of whites loudly agree with you, but I guess it pays well so why not? They are laughing all the way to the bank while their intellectual superiors are consigned to podcasts, articles in Quillette and once in awhile a spot in the Daily Beast or something like that. It says a lot about our modern culture that the gatekeepers work so hard to promote mediocrities and ignore actual intellectuals.

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
    Coates praise is nothimg compared to the nonsense surrounding Beyonce.

    The amount of virtue signalling surrounding a mediocre pop singer is certainly being picked up by other galactic civilizations.
  21. @Colin Wright
    Technically, an error here...

    '...Of course, Baltimore has a black mayor, a black police chief, most of the cops involved in the death of Freddie Gray were black, most of the incremental victims since 2015 have been black, as have been most of the incremental killers...'

    Since only 30% of the killers have been found, you have no way of knowing they were black.

    They could have been vicious whites marauding from the suburbs. It's possible.

    I know it’s amusing making fun of this craziness but a not-insignificant percentage of Black people believe some or all of the following:
    – White people actually commit murder at the same rate as Blacks, the authorities hide it by reclassifying the murders as suicides or even auto accidents.
    – Many murders of Blacks are committed by police who then frame other Blacks for the crimes.
    – Some murders blamed on Blacks are committed by White men wearing Black man disguises.
    – Some of the surveillance videos showing Blacks committing crimes are CGI modified videos of White perps.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Rufus
    So you're saying that blax are murderous ?
    , @Counterinsurgency
    One of my themes is that people don't share as much common understanding as is usually assumed, and can't be made to share any more than they do share. The nature of understanding varies incrementally with IQ, varies discontinuously between religions, and apparently varies greatly between racial groups on matters such as the nature of inter-group relations.

    This invalidates the key assumption of the Enlightenment, which is that rationality is a common ground on which all can meet to discuss ways of avoiding death and, if the meeting participants have any spare time, enhancing life. If that assumption is invalid, the West has no backup _except_ the events immediately before the Enlightenment: the 30 Years War. The last time the West tried that was WW II, when Hitler's negotiating tactic of irrationality was eventually met by force. (but see also Suvorov, _Icebreaker: Who started WW II_ which suggests with considerable data that there was, ahem, a deeper plot in motion.) WW II shocked all participants severely, and crippled not a few of them.

    The Cold War, in retrospect, was an exhausted peace between the exhausted victors of WW II. Nothing much happened, except that the 1945 versions of all victor countries proved unviable and were replaced by what have proved to be highly unstable successors.

    And I'd so hoped that things would turn out better than that. The public, world wide, had hopes that the West would continue expanding, this time into the inner solar system, new energy systems, underseas sources of minerals, better understanding of society and human nature, and considerably more. Some of that happened (consider the importance of of space assets today, and of course the importance of the Internet and computers), but most of it never happened. Quite a bit of it (nuclear energy), undersea mining) was chopped off by legislation and failure to fund development, and some by political activity (which we see in hypertrophied form today). Didn't happen. Well, maybe someday, if the West figures out how to recover from losing the Enlightenment foundation for its politics.

    Counterinsurgency
    , @Mr. Rational
    You just described the commentariat at the Field Negro blog.
    , @Harry Baldwin
    I'm afraid a not-insignificant percentage of white progressives also believe in some or all of those things.
    , @Jabby Dot
    D0n't forget ghosts are killing people too.
  22. My son graduated from Maryland with his MBA back in the early eighties, so I had traveled to Baltimore more than a few times. Other than the Inner Harbor, Baltimore didn’t have too much going for it way back then. I remember driving US 1 from Baltimore to DC and seeing lots of distressed housing along the way. Other than the fact that blacks in a lot of American cities can’t get along, I don’t know what the answer is. Cleveland and Chicago have the same problem and about the same closure rate. Murders must be harder to solve than TV and movies lead us to believe. On TV they solve a murder an episode, even with time out for commercials.

    • Replies: @Prester John
    Is there anything in Baltimore besides the Inner Harbor and the adjacent Camden Yard ballpark?
    , @Art Deco
    My son graduated from Maryland with his MBA back in the early eighties, so I had traveled to Baltimore more than a few times. Other than the Inner Harbor, Baltimore didn’t have too much going for it way back then.

    Oh, yes it did. There aren't many places with a more agreeable cityscape, at least if you've a certain sort of taste. It can support two research universities. And there's a critical mass to support high culture and sophisticated business services as well. The problem has long been lax law enforcement. And it's a great deal worse than it was 35 years ago.
  23. “Of course, Baltimore has a black mayor, a black police chief, most of the cops involved in the death of Freddie Gray were black, most of the incremental victims since 2015 have been black, as have been most of the incremental killers.”

    It’s called “Diversity and Inclusion.”

  24. @Alfa158
    I know it’s amusing making fun of this craziness but a not-insignificant percentage of Black people believe some or all of the following:
    - White people actually commit murder at the same rate as Blacks, the authorities hide it by reclassifying the murders as suicides or even auto accidents.
    - Many murders of Blacks are committed by police who then frame other Blacks for the crimes.
    - Some murders blamed on Blacks are committed by White men wearing Black man disguises.
    - Some of the surveillance videos showing Blacks committing crimes are CGI modified videos of White perps.

    So you’re saying that blax are murderous ?

    • Replies: @Alfa158
    I’m reflecting the fact that Blacks commit crimes at higher rates than Whites or Asians. Most Blacks are not criminals, but if a social group has a 1.5% criminal fraction, it can cope with that small fraction and maintain a pleasant and successful society. If the fraction goes to 15% then it falls down, even though the majority of the people are OK.
  25. @Buffalo Joe
    My son graduated from Maryland with his MBA back in the early eighties, so I had traveled to Baltimore more than a few times. Other than the Inner Harbor, Baltimore didn't have too much going for it way back then. I remember driving US 1 from Baltimore to DC and seeing lots of distressed housing along the way. Other than the fact that blacks in a lot of American cities can't get along, I don't know what the answer is. Cleveland and Chicago have the same problem and about the same closure rate. Murders must be harder to solve than TV and movies lead us to believe. On TV they solve a murder an episode, even with time out for commercials.

    Is there anything in Baltimore besides the Inner Harbor and the adjacent Camden Yard ballpark?

    • Replies: @Coag
    There are a number of nice, gentrified or never-Africanized neighborhoods within the city like Mount Washington and Roland Park, and the suburbs have what are considered some of the strongest public schools in the entire country. It’s overall an affordable metro area and a great place to raise a family, utterly aloof from the famous black-on-black street violence of Baltimore. Non-blacks can and do pass their entire life in peace and sleepy comfort by practicing segregation.

    Also don’t forget great local institutions like Johns Hopkins and the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum.
    , @Hibernian
    I saw what must have been the world's largest junkyard from one of the expresssways, near the outer harbor.
    , @Art Deco
    There's 1.4 million people living in suburban venues who aren't suffering. In the city itself, you have the educational institutions and you have some handsome neighborhoods which hadn't been over-run by hoodlums when I was last there.
    , @Harry Baldwin
    Baltimore's American Visionary Art Museum is the most interesting art museum I've ever visited. It's in the Inner Harbor area.
  26. Anon[307] • Disclaimer says:

    Baltimore is busy turning into Detroit. Any idiot can see it. However, it’s location is interesting, because the real estate could be turned to much better use than it is now. Eventually, I expect a lot of Northern blacks to end up further south one way or another, and Baltimore, after it bottoms out, to become one big Eminent Domain project.

  27. @Prester John
    Is there anything in Baltimore besides the Inner Harbor and the adjacent Camden Yard ballpark?

    There are a number of nice, gentrified or never-Africanized neighborhoods within the city like Mount Washington and Roland Park, and the suburbs have what are considered some of the strongest public schools in the entire country. It’s overall an affordable metro area and a great place to raise a family, utterly aloof from the famous black-on-black street violence of Baltimore. Non-blacks can and do pass their entire life in peace and sleepy comfort by practicing segregation.

    Also don’t forget great local institutions like Johns Hopkins and the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum.

    • Replies: @Ed
    Baltimore County, which completely surrounds Baltimore, has seen its schools deteriorate as it’s become more “diverse”. The deterioration is concentrated in the inner ring which was the first destination of whites moving to the suburbs.

    https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/education/bs-md-county-school-year-20150818-story.html


    In Baltimore County, which opens its public schools Monday, the student population has gone from 80 percent white to 40 percent white in 30 years. Over the past three years, the 108,000-student district has seen a decrease of 1,082 white students, according to state Department of Education data, while gaining 1,627 Hispanic students, 1,460 black students and 725 Asian students.
     
    , @International Jew

    Non-blacks can and do pass their entire life in peace and sleepy comfort by practicing segregation.
     
    An "entire life"? For that you need either extraordinary luck or a short life. People who fled Newark (NJ), St Louis or Detroit to the inner ring suburbs back in the 60s won about one and a half generations of relief.

    Of course here and there people took a lucky guess — picked a lucky direction to flee.

    Ironically, the expectation that your nice suburb won't be nice forever keeps house prices affordable!

  28. @Prester John
    Is there anything in Baltimore besides the Inner Harbor and the adjacent Camden Yard ballpark?

    I saw what must have been the world’s largest junkyard from one of the expresssways, near the outer harbor.

  29. @International Jew
    When did "struggling" come to mean "failing"? About five years ago? I think it's pretty recent...

    “Struggling” came to mean “failing” at about the same time as “problematic” came to mean “blasphemous.” And for the same reasons.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  30. @Trevor H.
    Not sure how reasonable it is to lay this at Obama's doorstep, but it's definitely what BLM leaders say they wanted. Hope they enjoy it.

    Pretty reasonable to blame Obama.

    Obama set in motion the foolish premise that black people behaving badly is a myth, and even if remotely true, must be the fault of whitey, particularly racist white cops.

    No one should be surprised at the outcome of such delusional and wishful thinking.

    But sad that the people victimized by the criminals in their midst have to pay such a high price for the foolishness of their messiah.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    Obama set in motion the foolish premise that black people behaving badly is a myth, and even if remotely true, must be the fault of whitey, particularly racist white cops.

    That sort of stupidity long antedated Obama. Between 1965 and 1985, it was hardly possible to acknowledge in 'official' venues like op-ed pages the crime problem in the black population , unless you prefaced it by genuflecting to the notion that 'poverty' explained it all.

    , @Harry Baldwin
    A lot of whites who voted for Obama thought that he'd be the perfect guy not only to serve as a role model for blacks, but to subject them to some much needed Cosby-style straight talk about shaping up and taking responsibility for themselves. As it turns out, blacks don't like hearing that particular line of talk so Obama told them what they like to hear instead: it's all white peoples' fault.
  31. @Buffalo Joe
    My son graduated from Maryland with his MBA back in the early eighties, so I had traveled to Baltimore more than a few times. Other than the Inner Harbor, Baltimore didn't have too much going for it way back then. I remember driving US 1 from Baltimore to DC and seeing lots of distressed housing along the way. Other than the fact that blacks in a lot of American cities can't get along, I don't know what the answer is. Cleveland and Chicago have the same problem and about the same closure rate. Murders must be harder to solve than TV and movies lead us to believe. On TV they solve a murder an episode, even with time out for commercials.

    My son graduated from Maryland with his MBA back in the early eighties, so I had traveled to Baltimore more than a few times. Other than the Inner Harbor, Baltimore didn’t have too much going for it way back then.

    Oh, yes it did. There aren’t many places with a more agreeable cityscape, at least if you’ve a certain sort of taste. It can support two research universities. And there’s a critical mass to support high culture and sophisticated business services as well. The problem has long been lax law enforcement. And it’s a great deal worse than it was 35 years ago.

  32. @lavoisier
    Pretty reasonable to blame Obama.

    Obama set in motion the foolish premise that black people behaving badly is a myth, and even if remotely true, must be the fault of whitey, particularly racist white cops.

    No one should be surprised at the outcome of such delusional and wishful thinking.

    But sad that the people victimized by the criminals in their midst have to pay such a high price for the foolishness of their messiah.

    Obama set in motion the foolish premise that black people behaving badly is a myth, and even if remotely true, must be the fault of whitey, particularly racist white cops.

    That sort of stupidity long antedated Obama. Between 1965 and 1985, it was hardly possible to acknowledge in ‘official’ venues like op-ed pages the crime problem in the black population , unless you prefaced it by genuflecting to the notion that ‘poverty’ explained it all.

    • Replies: @lavoisier
    I am sure that is true.

    But Obama legitimized the lunacy.
    , @El Dato
    That tradition can be continued. Just spell it pofferty or something to have a well-tuned dogwhistle.

    "Mr. Politician, you cannot deny that the poor state of Baltimore is mainly due to black dysfunction. Of course. I agree that this is directly related to abject pofferty."
    , @Anon
    How many mulligans do blacks get?

    If you buttonhole them, they might answer "400 years".

    It's sort of fruitless to argue with blacks on this, things only change when it becomes an intra-black dispute.
  33. @Prester John
    Is there anything in Baltimore besides the Inner Harbor and the adjacent Camden Yard ballpark?

    There’s 1.4 million people living in suburban venues who aren’t suffering. In the city itself, you have the educational institutions and you have some handsome neighborhoods which hadn’t been over-run by hoodlums when I was last there.

  34. @Art Deco
    The current mayor of Baltimore has one advantage over her predecessors. She's the first mayor in nearly 60 years to come out of the business community. The trouble is, she isn't any more sensible than any of the other failures who've run Baltimore in that run of years. Her response to what academic sociologists delicately refer to as 'social disorganization' is ... we need to puke mo' money into community colleges.

    Recall that in 1980, the homicide rate in Baltimore was about the same as that in New York City. By 2014, that in Baltimore had climbed 85% while that in New York had declined by 75%. Meaning that a seven-fold difference in homicide rates had developed over 34 years. The disparity is about 12-fold today.

    Baltimore is a handsome town and could be an agreeable place to live. It's been turned into a dump because the political class therein consists of deeply mediocre people who have no interest in repairing problems you can repair if repairing them means proceeding along lines you'd follow if you made the following assumptions: (1) that what's right and what's wrong are things passably grasped through common sense; (2) that ordinary people have defensible priorities, priorities which should be respected in the formation of public policy; (3) that personal agency exists and people should be held accountable for what they do and what they neglect; (4) social improvement is generated by demanding something of people at least as much as giving them things; (5) ministry is the business of the philanthropic sector; should it infiltrate the public sector, it belongs in one dedicated agency and should not corrupt the function of any other agency; (6) mascots are for light entertainment only: there is no social segment properly freed of the rigors of adult life; (7) blacks are not aristocrats properly free of the government of vulgarians, but ordinary people who have to respect the law like everyone else.

    About the only discernible way around these problems would be for the State of Maryland to dissolve the municipal government and put the city under the administration of an appointed board composed of non-idiots.

    Is there a black majority city anywhere on earth that isn’t a violent shithole? Baltimore can decline a lot more and probably will.

    A visit to the city is like an archeological expedition. There were once fine buildings and homes now decaying. The zoo was twice as large in decades past. In the scrub around the zoo one stumbles upon ancient marble steps and plazas overgrown like a Mayan city.

    There is extreme poverty. Lives are cheap. It probably wouldn’t cost much to have an enemy killed.

    The great Johns Hopkins university remains. Why is it the universities are the last institutions to collapse in a dying city? Compare New Haven, CT and Yale.

    • Replies: @lavoisier

    Why is it the universities are the last institutions to collapse in a dying city? Compare New Haven, CT and Yale.
     
    Because they are essentially gated communities. Active surveillance and a strong private security force very aware that black people behaving badly is a reality.
    , @Art Deco
    Is there a black majority city anywhere on earth that isn’t a violent shithole?

    Yes. The French Caribbean's congenial, as are some Anglo-Caribbean islands. There's been a great deal of success at restoring order in some loci where you had interested political leadership (e.g. East Orange, NJ; DC isn't safe, but it's a great deal safer than it once was). Most of Prince George's County, Md. is satisfactory. About 47% of the blacks in greater Baltimore live in suburban tracts. These places are agreeable enough. There are satisfactory black-majority suburbs around Detroit.
  35. @Art Deco
    The current mayor of Baltimore has one advantage over her predecessors. She's the first mayor in nearly 60 years to come out of the business community. The trouble is, she isn't any more sensible than any of the other failures who've run Baltimore in that run of years. Her response to what academic sociologists delicately refer to as 'social disorganization' is ... we need to puke mo' money into community colleges.

    Recall that in 1980, the homicide rate in Baltimore was about the same as that in New York City. By 2014, that in Baltimore had climbed 85% while that in New York had declined by 75%. Meaning that a seven-fold difference in homicide rates had developed over 34 years. The disparity is about 12-fold today.

    Baltimore is a handsome town and could be an agreeable place to live. It's been turned into a dump because the political class therein consists of deeply mediocre people who have no interest in repairing problems you can repair if repairing them means proceeding along lines you'd follow if you made the following assumptions: (1) that what's right and what's wrong are things passably grasped through common sense; (2) that ordinary people have defensible priorities, priorities which should be respected in the formation of public policy; (3) that personal agency exists and people should be held accountable for what they do and what they neglect; (4) social improvement is generated by demanding something of people at least as much as giving them things; (5) ministry is the business of the philanthropic sector; should it infiltrate the public sector, it belongs in one dedicated agency and should not corrupt the function of any other agency; (6) mascots are for light entertainment only: there is no social segment properly freed of the rigors of adult life; (7) blacks are not aristocrats properly free of the government of vulgarians, but ordinary people who have to respect the law like everyone else.

    About the only discernible way around these problems would be for the State of Maryland to dissolve the municipal government and put the city under the administration of an appointed board composed of non-idiots.

    Not a bad assessment.

    But what you are suggesting is colonialism.

    Not a bad assessment.

  36. @Patricus
    Is there a black majority city anywhere on earth that isn't a violent shithole? Baltimore can decline a lot more and probably will.

    A visit to the city is like an archeological expedition. There were once fine buildings and homes now decaying. The zoo was twice as large in decades past. In the scrub around the zoo one stumbles upon ancient marble steps and plazas overgrown like a Mayan city.

    There is extreme poverty. Lives are cheap. It probably wouldn't cost much to have an enemy killed.

    The great Johns Hopkins university remains. Why is it the universities are the last institutions to collapse in a dying city? Compare New Haven, CT and Yale.

    Why is it the universities are the last institutions to collapse in a dying city? Compare New Haven, CT and Yale.

    Because they are essentially gated communities. Active surveillance and a strong private security force very aware that black people behaving badly is a reality.

    • Replies: @International Jew
    And of course because their customers, and their money, come from out of town.
  37. @Art Deco
    Obama set in motion the foolish premise that black people behaving badly is a myth, and even if remotely true, must be the fault of whitey, particularly racist white cops.

    That sort of stupidity long antedated Obama. Between 1965 and 1985, it was hardly possible to acknowledge in 'official' venues like op-ed pages the crime problem in the black population , unless you prefaced it by genuflecting to the notion that 'poverty' explained it all.

    I am sure that is true.

    But Obama legitimized the lunacy.

  38. @Colin Wright
    Technically, an error here...

    '...Of course, Baltimore has a black mayor, a black police chief, most of the cops involved in the death of Freddie Gray were black, most of the incremental victims since 2015 have been black, as have been most of the incremental killers...'

    Since only 30% of the killers have been found, you have no way of knowing they were black.

    They could have been vicious whites marauding from the suburbs. It's possible.

    “Mad Max: White Kings of Baltimore”

  39. @Art Deco
    Obama set in motion the foolish premise that black people behaving badly is a myth, and even if remotely true, must be the fault of whitey, particularly racist white cops.

    That sort of stupidity long antedated Obama. Between 1965 and 1985, it was hardly possible to acknowledge in 'official' venues like op-ed pages the crime problem in the black population , unless you prefaced it by genuflecting to the notion that 'poverty' explained it all.

    That tradition can be continued. Just spell it pofferty or something to have a well-tuned dogwhistle.

    “Mr. Politician, you cannot deny that the poor state of Baltimore is mainly due to black dysfunction. Of course. I agree that this is directly related to abject pofferty.”

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Ridicule sometimes does what a Kalashnikov can not. Which is why I use whackphemisms like "pwoducrt wiability", "cat luffers" and "Restrum Erectric" all the time.
  40. @Patricus
    Is there a black majority city anywhere on earth that isn't a violent shithole? Baltimore can decline a lot more and probably will.

    A visit to the city is like an archeological expedition. There were once fine buildings and homes now decaying. The zoo was twice as large in decades past. In the scrub around the zoo one stumbles upon ancient marble steps and plazas overgrown like a Mayan city.

    There is extreme poverty. Lives are cheap. It probably wouldn't cost much to have an enemy killed.

    The great Johns Hopkins university remains. Why is it the universities are the last institutions to collapse in a dying city? Compare New Haven, CT and Yale.

    Is there a black majority city anywhere on earth that isn’t a violent shithole?

    Yes. The French Caribbean’s congenial, as are some Anglo-Caribbean islands. There’s been a great deal of success at restoring order in some loci where you had interested political leadership (e.g. East Orange, NJ; DC isn’t safe, but it’s a great deal safer than it once was). Most of Prince George’s County, Md. is satisfactory. About 47% of the blacks in greater Baltimore live in suburban tracts. These places are agreeable enough. There are satisfactory black-majority suburbs around Detroit.

    • Replies: @Lummard
    The majority of French and Anglo Carribbean are still very much violent when compared to non-majority black areas. Guadeloupe, one of the richest of the big majority-black Caribbean islands, still has a murder rate of 8.01 per 100,000 inhabitants, while the world rate is of 6.2, and the rate in the US is 5.35.

    The Turk and Caicos Islands, Martinique, and Aruba fare much better, with murder rates respectively of 5.93, 2.78, and 1.93. Martinique and Aruba seem to be especially nice, with murder rates comparable, respectively, to Albania and Belgium.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate#By_region

    However people in Martinique and Aruba seem to be very mixed in origin, so it's not clear whether they're actually majority black. In Aruba 75% of the population is believed to be of mixed European/African/Amerindian heritage, and only 15% black. Among the "mixed" part of the population the predominant origin seem to be Caquetio Indians and Dutch, with African heritage playing a relatively lesser role, along with other European admixtures.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Aruba
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson II

    Yes. The French Caribbean’s congenial, as are some Anglo-Caribbean islands
     
    And what differs Art? It needs to be packaged and exported to the disagreeable places.
    , @Jim Bob Lassiter
    Caribbean islands with tourism and tax haven based economies have to maintain some sort of façade of congeniality. If you are not black Mr. Deco, please name one place in the world with a 25% or greater black population where you would settle in a non-gated community to raise a non-black family and use the public schools therein.
    , @Johnny Smoggins
    The Bahamas is probably the nicest and most affluent majority black nation in the world and yet still has a per capita murder rate of 261 / 100 000.

    Mexico's is 219 and the U.S. is 42.

    https://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Crime/Violent-crime/Murder-rate-per-million-people
  41. @Mike Zwick

    In Chicago, the homicide arrest rate has dropped 21 percentage points
     
    Why does Chicago keep getting the bad press then?

    Because cops there have “gone fetal” as a defensive strategy against an insane DA who sees it as her job to defend criminals and prosecute the police.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    The lunatic state's attorney was re-elected. The woman has presided over a gruesome erosion in public order, she's launched a fraudulent prosecution against six police officers (including among them three blacks on the force), and there's reason to believe that the internal administration of the office has been characterized by extreme injelitance. There have been accounts that on taking office she went from office to office and would look at a staff prosecutor and run her finger across her throat. How much you want to bet the lawyers she fired were people who had embarrassed her during her years as a staff prosecutor in the office? (BTW, given when she completed law school and when she was admitted to the Maryland bar, it's a passable inference that she required three cracks at the Maryland bar exam; only a single-digit % of lawyers admitted require more than two cracks).

    One problem you have among black voters in Baltimore (and you see it elsewhere, e.g. Durham NC) is that they are completely insensitive to actual performance in office. The woman's incompetent and maliciously incompetent, but we pretend otherwise in order to maintain face. The honor culture in the black population does them no bloody good.
  42. @Arclight
    Coates is also a prime example of white progressives' tendency to overpraise minorities who are a bit better than average. Coates is not unintelligent, but he's not especially smart, either. People like John McWhorter, Coleman Hughes, Glenn Loury, Thomas Chatterton Williams are all an order of magnitude more intelligent and interesting but they aren't reliable parrots for the anti-racist narrative and so they don't get paid the attention of Coates, Eric Michael Dyson, and Marc Lamont Hill, even though these guys haven't had an original thought in their lives.

    If you think about it, there is nothing more condescending than being kept as a pet for various media outlets to trot out to spout the party line and then have a bunch of whites loudly agree with you, but I guess it pays well so why not? They are laughing all the way to the bank while their intellectual superiors are consigned to podcasts, articles in Quillette and once in awhile a spot in the Daily Beast or something like that. It says a lot about our modern culture that the gatekeepers work so hard to promote mediocrities and ignore actual intellectuals.

    Coates praise is nothimg compared to the nonsense surrounding Beyonce.

    The amount of virtue signalling surrounding a mediocre pop singer is certainly being picked up by other galactic civilizations.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Pop singers are routinely over-praised (the go-to, overdone title is after all "the king"). Coates' stolen laurels (publication, readership, MacArthur award, Atlantic post, love-in with Jeffrey Goldberg) have at one time gone to people who had things to say.
    , @Ed
    LeBron praise is pretty up there too. He’s borderline illiterate. He used to tweet semi-regularly and there were times when you couldn’t understand what he was trying to say. Yet none of the journalists that are usually so quick to correct Trump’s spelling errors dared to correct him.

    When he rolled out his school in OH, the media was carrying on as if he was Aristotle or something. The word “game changing” was used often.
  43. @Redneck farmer
    Maybe Obama's white half feels this is a feature, not a bug.

    “Maybe Obama’s white half feels this is a feature, not a bug.”

    I doubt it. Obama’s white half is probably still busy nursing a grievance over having to marry a black woman in order to be black enough to enter politics.

    • LOL: Harry Baldwin
    • Replies: @anonymous

    Obama’s white half is probably still busy nursing a grievance over having to marry a black woman in order to be black enough to enter politics.
     
    Obama is probably mad that he was forced to marry a woman so as to be acceptable in politics. The suspicion that he was a closet case all along are probably true what with his 'wife's' recent revelation that IVF was used to father the children.
  44. @Jack Hanson
    Because cops there have "gone fetal" as a defensive strategy against an insane DA who sees it as her job to defend criminals and prosecute the police.

    The lunatic state’s attorney was re-elected. The woman has presided over a gruesome erosion in public order, she’s launched a fraudulent prosecution against six police officers (including among them three blacks on the force), and there’s reason to believe that the internal administration of the office has been characterized by extreme injelitance. There have been accounts that on taking office she went from office to office and would look at a staff prosecutor and run her finger across her throat. How much you want to bet the lawyers she fired were people who had embarrassed her during her years as a staff prosecutor in the office? (BTW, given when she completed law school and when she was admitted to the Maryland bar, it’s a passable inference that she required three cracks at the Maryland bar exam; only a single-digit % of lawyers admitted require more than two cracks).

    One problem you have among black voters in Baltimore (and you see it elsewhere, e.g. Durham NC) is that they are completely insensitive to actual performance in office. The woman’s incompetent and maliciously incompetent, but we pretend otherwise in order to maintain face. The honor culture in the black population does them no bloody good.

    • Replies: @Anon
    Unfortunately, blacks don't get public services bad enough (from whites) that they ever decide to call it quits with their liberal nonsense. If food stamps were cut off and they got zero policing, they'd shape up really fast.
    , @Jack Hanson
    I was speaking of Kim Foxx in Chicago, but Marilyn Mosby is cast from the same mold.
  45. @Art Deco
    Obama set in motion the foolish premise that black people behaving badly is a myth, and even if remotely true, must be the fault of whitey, particularly racist white cops.

    That sort of stupidity long antedated Obama. Between 1965 and 1985, it was hardly possible to acknowledge in 'official' venues like op-ed pages the crime problem in the black population , unless you prefaced it by genuflecting to the notion that 'poverty' explained it all.

    How many mulligans do blacks get?

    If you buttonhole them, they might answer “400 years”.

    It’s sort of fruitless to argue with blacks on this, things only change when it becomes an intra-black dispute.

  46. @Art Deco
    The lunatic state's attorney was re-elected. The woman has presided over a gruesome erosion in public order, she's launched a fraudulent prosecution against six police officers (including among them three blacks on the force), and there's reason to believe that the internal administration of the office has been characterized by extreme injelitance. There have been accounts that on taking office she went from office to office and would look at a staff prosecutor and run her finger across her throat. How much you want to bet the lawyers she fired were people who had embarrassed her during her years as a staff prosecutor in the office? (BTW, given when she completed law school and when she was admitted to the Maryland bar, it's a passable inference that she required three cracks at the Maryland bar exam; only a single-digit % of lawyers admitted require more than two cracks).

    One problem you have among black voters in Baltimore (and you see it elsewhere, e.g. Durham NC) is that they are completely insensitive to actual performance in office. The woman's incompetent and maliciously incompetent, but we pretend otherwise in order to maintain face. The honor culture in the black population does them no bloody good.

    Unfortunately, blacks don’t get public services bad enough (from whites) that they ever decide to call it quits with their liberal nonsense. If food stamps were cut off and they got zero policing, they’d shape up really fast.

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
    Judging from the conditions in Africa, "really fast" would mean at least 50,000 years.
  47. @Rufus
    So you're saying that blax are murderous ?

    I’m reflecting the fact that Blacks commit crimes at higher rates than Whites or Asians. Most Blacks are not criminals, but if a social group has a 1.5% criminal fraction, it can cope with that small fraction and maintain a pleasant and successful society. If the fraction goes to 15% then it falls down, even though the majority of the people are OK.

    • Replies: @GermanReader2
    This is aomething, that a lot of liberals do no get. The tipping for most forms of bad behavior is a lot less than 50%. For instance one sufficiently unruly student can ruin a whole class.
  48. @Art Deco
    Is there a black majority city anywhere on earth that isn’t a violent shithole?

    Yes. The French Caribbean's congenial, as are some Anglo-Caribbean islands. There's been a great deal of success at restoring order in some loci where you had interested political leadership (e.g. East Orange, NJ; DC isn't safe, but it's a great deal safer than it once was). Most of Prince George's County, Md. is satisfactory. About 47% of the blacks in greater Baltimore live in suburban tracts. These places are agreeable enough. There are satisfactory black-majority suburbs around Detroit.

    The majority of French and Anglo Carribbean are still very much violent when compared to non-majority black areas. Guadeloupe, one of the richest of the big majority-black Caribbean islands, still has a murder rate of 8.01 per 100,000 inhabitants, while the world rate is of 6.2, and the rate in the US is 5.35.

    The Turk and Caicos Islands, Martinique, and Aruba fare much better, with murder rates respectively of 5.93, 2.78, and 1.93. Martinique and Aruba seem to be especially nice, with murder rates comparable, respectively, to Albania and Belgium.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate#By_region

    However people in Martinique and Aruba seem to be very mixed in origin, so it’s not clear whether they’re actually majority black. In Aruba 75% of the population is believed to be of mixed European/African/Amerindian heritage, and only 15% black. Among the “mixed” part of the population the predominant origin seem to be Caquetio Indians and Dutch, with African heritage playing a relatively lesser role, along with other European admixtures.

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

  49. @Art Deco
    The lunatic state's attorney was re-elected. The woman has presided over a gruesome erosion in public order, she's launched a fraudulent prosecution against six police officers (including among them three blacks on the force), and there's reason to believe that the internal administration of the office has been characterized by extreme injelitance. There have been accounts that on taking office she went from office to office and would look at a staff prosecutor and run her finger across her throat. How much you want to bet the lawyers she fired were people who had embarrassed her during her years as a staff prosecutor in the office? (BTW, given when she completed law school and when she was admitted to the Maryland bar, it's a passable inference that she required three cracks at the Maryland bar exam; only a single-digit % of lawyers admitted require more than two cracks).

    One problem you have among black voters in Baltimore (and you see it elsewhere, e.g. Durham NC) is that they are completely insensitive to actual performance in office. The woman's incompetent and maliciously incompetent, but we pretend otherwise in order to maintain face. The honor culture in the black population does them no bloody good.

    I was speaking of Kim Foxx in Chicago, but Marilyn Mosby is cast from the same mold.

  50. w/r/t Baltimore – if Control-F doesn’t show ‘lafond’ then you are missing a key perspective. See http://jameslafond.com/btg/

  51. jameslafond.com also may be able to help y’all understand more about being a Ghetto Grocer, per the one of the previous posts on dollar store profusion.

  52. If our arts were not monopolized, there would be a crime novel about rich airhead lobbyist-politicians who reside in gated communities, who are lured into free-fire zones on some pretext, get assassinated, and have their bodies hidden in abandoned and shuttered row houses like in the Wire. The ending would be a survivor-activist pointing a finger at a camera and declaiming, “Vladimir Putin, we just know you’re behind this!”

  53. @Jack Hanson
    Coates praise is nothimg compared to the nonsense surrounding Beyonce.

    The amount of virtue signalling surrounding a mediocre pop singer is certainly being picked up by other galactic civilizations.

    Pop singers are routinely over-praised (the go-to, overdone title is after all “the king”). Coates’ stolen laurels (publication, readership, MacArthur award, Atlantic post, love-in with Jeffrey Goldberg) have at one time gone to people who had things to say.

  54. @Art Deco
    The current mayor of Baltimore has one advantage over her predecessors. She's the first mayor in nearly 60 years to come out of the business community. The trouble is, she isn't any more sensible than any of the other failures who've run Baltimore in that run of years. Her response to what academic sociologists delicately refer to as 'social disorganization' is ... we need to puke mo' money into community colleges.

    Recall that in 1980, the homicide rate in Baltimore was about the same as that in New York City. By 2014, that in Baltimore had climbed 85% while that in New York had declined by 75%. Meaning that a seven-fold difference in homicide rates had developed over 34 years. The disparity is about 12-fold today.

    Baltimore is a handsome town and could be an agreeable place to live. It's been turned into a dump because the political class therein consists of deeply mediocre people who have no interest in repairing problems you can repair if repairing them means proceeding along lines you'd follow if you made the following assumptions: (1) that what's right and what's wrong are things passably grasped through common sense; (2) that ordinary people have defensible priorities, priorities which should be respected in the formation of public policy; (3) that personal agency exists and people should be held accountable for what they do and what they neglect; (4) social improvement is generated by demanding something of people at least as much as giving them things; (5) ministry is the business of the philanthropic sector; should it infiltrate the public sector, it belongs in one dedicated agency and should not corrupt the function of any other agency; (6) mascots are for light entertainment only: there is no social segment properly freed of the rigors of adult life; (7) blacks are not aristocrats properly free of the government of vulgarians, but ordinary people who have to respect the law like everyone else.

    About the only discernible way around these problems would be for the State of Maryland to dissolve the municipal government and put the city under the administration of an appointed board composed of non-idiots.

    Could enough “non-idiots” of any race be found in Maryland to form a nine member administrative board?

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    Greater Baltimore assessed in toto is a moderately affluent jurisdiction, as is Maryland in toto. About 13% of the population lives in ruined areas in Baltimore City and Prince George's County. Plenty of non-idiots. They've just been otiose about addressing slum crime. The police force in Baltimore is understaffed and they're less than vigorous about patrols because of the institutional incentives in place (courtesy Mosby and Blake / Pugh).

    See what happened with Freddie Gray. All the officers involved performed according to spec except in regard to one procedure: on loading him into the van, they did not place him in a seatbelt. The seatbelt policy had been instituted just days earlier and the contumacious Gray eventually had to be put in restraints and laid on the floor of the van because he was quite literally bouncing off the walls. Security camera footage collected of the van's trip through the city demonstrated there was no 'rough ride' and the driver was operating the vehicle normally. It appears after Ofc. Goodson put him in shackles, laid him on the floor and told him to stay put that he tried to stand up and toppled over backwards into a metal protrusion which stabbed him in the neck in just the wrong place. Someone (Mosby, presumably) extorted from a deputy coroner a false ruling on the manner of death (and that's something quite disconcerting right there). Baltimore police know they're working for ass-covering stooges, dishonest people, and evil people. The crew Mosby tried to frame were quite fortunate in that they landed a couple of honest judges.
  55. Let’s not fall into the usual thing of treating things that are different the same because they have certain surface similarities.

    The Freddy Gray killing was unlike the other killings that made the news where cops made split-second decisions to shoot or not shoot, and were then second guessed In the case of Freddy Gray, the cops intended to do him harm by giving him a “rough ride” – and, of course, the ride was rougher than intended.

    • Replies: @William Badwhite

    In the case of Freddy Gray, the cops intended to do him harm by giving him a “rough ride”
     
    This is not true and has been known to be not true for quite some time. For you to be parroting this nonsense in late 2018 proves you to be either uninformed or a liar.
    , @Art Deco
    There was ample security camera footage taken by commercial establishments along the route Ofc. Goodson was following. They demonstrate he was driving normally. He was carrying two passengers, not just one. The other passenger emerged uninjured (and did tell investigators that Gray was making a great deal of noise in the other cubicle).
  56. @Art Deco
    Is there a black majority city anywhere on earth that isn’t a violent shithole?

    Yes. The French Caribbean's congenial, as are some Anglo-Caribbean islands. There's been a great deal of success at restoring order in some loci where you had interested political leadership (e.g. East Orange, NJ; DC isn't safe, but it's a great deal safer than it once was). Most of Prince George's County, Md. is satisfactory. About 47% of the blacks in greater Baltimore live in suburban tracts. These places are agreeable enough. There are satisfactory black-majority suburbs around Detroit.

    Yes. The French Caribbean’s congenial, as are some Anglo-Caribbean islands

    And what differs Art? It needs to be packaged and exported to the disagreeable places.

  57. @Art Deco
    Is there a black majority city anywhere on earth that isn’t a violent shithole?

    Yes. The French Caribbean's congenial, as are some Anglo-Caribbean islands. There's been a great deal of success at restoring order in some loci where you had interested political leadership (e.g. East Orange, NJ; DC isn't safe, but it's a great deal safer than it once was). Most of Prince George's County, Md. is satisfactory. About 47% of the blacks in greater Baltimore live in suburban tracts. These places are agreeable enough. There are satisfactory black-majority suburbs around Detroit.

    Caribbean islands with tourism and tax haven based economies have to maintain some sort of façade of congeniality. If you are not black Mr. Deco, please name one place in the world with a 25% or greater black population where you would settle in a non-gated community to raise a non-black family and use the public schools therein.

  58. I visited Chicago about a year ago. My hosts told me that there were two marches in one day.

    One march was to protest the high rate of killings in the city, primarily blacks of course.

    The other march was to demand higher standards of accountability for the police to ensure they didn’t mistreat any suspect or make any other procedural mistake.

  59. The big news – and most hopeful sign – in this article is that a paper as mainstream as the Washington Post is more sanguine about Ferguson Effect; no longer is possibility of its existence dismissed out of hand. Of course media’s acceptance of what’s obvious to anyone breathing less rarefied air would perforce be admission of its own culpability in the rising crime rate since 2014. After all, there would have been no Ferguson Effect without media affect on local and national law enforcement policy and its Posse chasing filmy white racists.

  60. This article is a form of pornography, with fake news wed to fake social science. The white devils are responsible for everything.

    Not a word about gangs, “stop-question-frisk,” or the support of the rioters by black supremacist then-mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (who was not mentioned at all) and City Attorney Marilyn Mosby.

    The riot was itself a de-policing riot, and the city has done nothing since then to change that. In other words, no suggestion that there are real-world causes for such crime rates, instead of racial fairy tale blood libels; and some tried-and-true methods for reducing the prevalence of illegal guns on the streets. (And aren’t all democrats obsessed with “gun violence”?)

    The media operatives propose false causal relationships: They insinuate that the community “mistrusts” the police because of Freddie Gray, whom they suggest was murdered by police.

    Blacks have “mistrusted” the police for over 50 years, because they choose evil, and embrace black cut-throats.

    More racial fairy tales: Coming up with a small police scandal, in order to retroactively rationalize the “mistrust” fairy tale. Talk of “hyper-segregation”; “structural violence”; and inadequate welfare money. The operatives mention the “Open Society Institute,” but refuse to mention that OSI is run by communist George Soros, and will only stoke more black racist hatred.

    The angry black mothers support the violence. They got exactly the world they wanted. Ditto for the “journalists” and “experts.”

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    A quibble: Marilyn Mosby is the State's Attorney - a prosecutor. She doesn't represent the municipal government in civil proceedings; that official is called the 'City Solicitor' in Baltimore.



    Not a word about gangs, “stop-question-frisk,” or the support of the rioters by black supremacist then-mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (who was not mentioned at all) and City Attorney Marilyn Mosby.

    Blake and her successor are pathetic. Mosby is frankly evil. The real problem with Baltimore pols in general is that at best they're lunkheads whose object is orderly management of decline. At worst, they respond to the problems of this world with recrimination. See Thomas Sowell on this point. Recrimination is the modal human response to reversals of fortune, constructive self-improvement (he cites Japan during the Meiji period) the atypical response. There's no iron law of social life which says Baltimore has to be a latrine. Ruin was a choice, because satisfactory social improvement required an honest collective self-assessment and required follow through.
  61. @El Dato
    That tradition can be continued. Just spell it pofferty or something to have a well-tuned dogwhistle.

    "Mr. Politician, you cannot deny that the poor state of Baltimore is mainly due to black dysfunction. Of course. I agree that this is directly related to abject pofferty."

    Ridicule sometimes does what a Kalashnikov can not. Which is why I use whackphemisms like “pwoducrt wiability”, “cat luffers” and “Restrum Erectric” all the time.

  62. @Arclight
    The entire racial justice racket is just an attempt to gaslight the public into ignoring the fact that massive cultural failure is behind the outsized homicide rates, astounding percentage of bastard children, and large urban tracts abandoned by whites and upwardly mobile blacks decades ago.

    TNC is a perfect citation in this instance because the violence and dysfunction were in his face 24/7 for his childhood as a soft nerdy kid. But because it's too humiliating to admit that black bodies were making his neighborhood and life awful - and because it's hard to make a living talking about that - he opted to write the same blog post a few thousand times in which people who think they are white and redlining absolve blacks of any responsibility for this state of affairs whatsoever, and he has been richly rewarded and praised by the devils.

    The latest blogging heads from Loury and McWhorter touches upon this phenomonen. McWhorter calls out Jamelle Bouie specifically for blaming every gap on racism to the point of predictability even though he knows there are other reasons.

    Relevant section starts at 18:11 mark

    • Replies: @Arclight
    I caught part of a podcast called the Fifth Column by a black libertarian in which he had Loury, McWhorter, Williams, and Hughes on to talk and they all started laughing when they were discussing how ridiculous anti-racist culture is and the first person someone cited was TNC. Apparently they all wanted to steer clear of discussing him because they all feel he is so easy to beat up on, but they couldn't help it because he is such an easy example of a guy with a one-track mind/argument that gets taken seriously by good-thinkers.
    , @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/NYTimesPR/status/1080850249739091968
  63. @Alfa158
    I know it’s amusing making fun of this craziness but a not-insignificant percentage of Black people believe some or all of the following:
    - White people actually commit murder at the same rate as Blacks, the authorities hide it by reclassifying the murders as suicides or even auto accidents.
    - Many murders of Blacks are committed by police who then frame other Blacks for the crimes.
    - Some murders blamed on Blacks are committed by White men wearing Black man disguises.
    - Some of the surveillance videos showing Blacks committing crimes are CGI modified videos of White perps.

    One of my themes is that people don’t share as much common understanding as is usually assumed, and can’t be made to share any more than they do share. The nature of understanding varies incrementally with IQ, varies discontinuously between religions, and apparently varies greatly between racial groups on matters such as the nature of inter-group relations.

    This invalidates the key assumption of the Enlightenment, which is that rationality is a common ground on which all can meet to discuss ways of avoiding death and, if the meeting participants have any spare time, enhancing life. If that assumption is invalid, the West has no backup _except_ the events immediately before the Enlightenment: the 30 Years War. The last time the West tried that was WW II, when Hitler’s negotiating tactic of irrationality was eventually met by force. (but see also Suvorov, _Icebreaker: Who started WW II_ which suggests with considerable data that there was, ahem, a deeper plot in motion.) WW II shocked all participants severely, and crippled not a few of them.

    The Cold War, in retrospect, was an exhausted peace between the exhausted victors of WW II. Nothing much happened, except that the 1945 versions of all victor countries proved unviable and were replaced by what have proved to be highly unstable successors.

    And I’d so hoped that things would turn out better than that. The public, world wide, had hopes that the West would continue expanding, this time into the inner solar system, new energy systems, underseas sources of minerals, better understanding of society and human nature, and considerably more. Some of that happened (consider the importance of of space assets today, and of course the importance of the Internet and computers), but most of it never happened. Quite a bit of it (nuclear energy), undersea mining) was chopped off by legislation and failure to fund development, and some by political activity (which we see in hypertrophied form today). Didn’t happen. Well, maybe someday, if the West figures out how to recover from losing the Enlightenment foundation for its politics.

    Counterinsurgency

  64. @Coag
    There are a number of nice, gentrified or never-Africanized neighborhoods within the city like Mount Washington and Roland Park, and the suburbs have what are considered some of the strongest public schools in the entire country. It’s overall an affordable metro area and a great place to raise a family, utterly aloof from the famous black-on-black street violence of Baltimore. Non-blacks can and do pass their entire life in peace and sleepy comfort by practicing segregation.

    Also don’t forget great local institutions like Johns Hopkins and the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum.

    Baltimore County, which completely surrounds Baltimore, has seen its schools deteriorate as it’s become more “diverse”. The deterioration is concentrated in the inner ring which was the first destination of whites moving to the suburbs.

    https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/education/bs-md-county-school-year-20150818-story.html

    In Baltimore County, which opens its public schools Monday, the student population has gone from 80 percent white to 40 percent white in 30 years. Over the past three years, the 108,000-student district has seen a decrease of 1,082 white students, according to state Department of Education data, while gaining 1,627 Hispanic students, 1,460 black students and 725 Asian students.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
    Lots of home invasions in Baltimore County, B-on-W sorts. Obama planted a lot of Section 8s in White neighborhoods. The Dindu children took full advantage.
  65. @Jack Hanson
    Coates praise is nothimg compared to the nonsense surrounding Beyonce.

    The amount of virtue signalling surrounding a mediocre pop singer is certainly being picked up by other galactic civilizations.

    LeBron praise is pretty up there too. He’s borderline illiterate. He used to tweet semi-regularly and there were times when you couldn’t understand what he was trying to say. Yet none of the journalists that are usually so quick to correct Trump’s spelling errors dared to correct him.

    When he rolled out his school in OH, the media was carrying on as if he was Aristotle or something. The word “game changing” was used often.

    • Replies: @Anon
    LeBron has adopted the role of a philanthropic "Big Man" in his hometown, and criticism is virtually absent.

    While the man himself may not be that intelligent, he's avoided many of the hangers-on that normally make up a sportsball entourage. His outside business has done rather well, and he's managed to reconcile rising black racial consciousness with a Jewish Commissioner and the wildly unrepresentative Jewish franchise owners.

    When he first showed up in the NBA all those years ago, there was a minor incident where his Nike reps told him not to join a temmate's statement against the Chinese involvement in Sudan. Now he's defaming conservative whites around the clock, and receiving only cringe-worthy Boomer responses.
  66. Anon[395] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ed
    LeBron praise is pretty up there too. He’s borderline illiterate. He used to tweet semi-regularly and there were times when you couldn’t understand what he was trying to say. Yet none of the journalists that are usually so quick to correct Trump’s spelling errors dared to correct him.

    When he rolled out his school in OH, the media was carrying on as if he was Aristotle or something. The word “game changing” was used often.

    LeBron has adopted the role of a philanthropic “Big Man” in his hometown, and criticism is virtually absent.

    While the man himself may not be that intelligent, he’s avoided many of the hangers-on that normally make up a sportsball entourage. His outside business has done rather well, and he’s managed to reconcile rising black racial consciousness with a Jewish Commissioner and the wildly unrepresentative Jewish franchise owners.

    When he first showed up in the NBA all those years ago, there was a minor incident where his Nike reps told him not to join a temmate’s statement against the Chinese involvement in Sudan. Now he’s defaming conservative whites around the clock, and receiving only cringe-worthy Boomer responses.

  67. @Art Deco
    The current mayor of Baltimore has one advantage over her predecessors. She's the first mayor in nearly 60 years to come out of the business community. The trouble is, she isn't any more sensible than any of the other failures who've run Baltimore in that run of years. Her response to what academic sociologists delicately refer to as 'social disorganization' is ... we need to puke mo' money into community colleges.

    Recall that in 1980, the homicide rate in Baltimore was about the same as that in New York City. By 2014, that in Baltimore had climbed 85% while that in New York had declined by 75%. Meaning that a seven-fold difference in homicide rates had developed over 34 years. The disparity is about 12-fold today.

    Baltimore is a handsome town and could be an agreeable place to live. It's been turned into a dump because the political class therein consists of deeply mediocre people who have no interest in repairing problems you can repair if repairing them means proceeding along lines you'd follow if you made the following assumptions: (1) that what's right and what's wrong are things passably grasped through common sense; (2) that ordinary people have defensible priorities, priorities which should be respected in the formation of public policy; (3) that personal agency exists and people should be held accountable for what they do and what they neglect; (4) social improvement is generated by demanding something of people at least as much as giving them things; (5) ministry is the business of the philanthropic sector; should it infiltrate the public sector, it belongs in one dedicated agency and should not corrupt the function of any other agency; (6) mascots are for light entertainment only: there is no social segment properly freed of the rigors of adult life; (7) blacks are not aristocrats properly free of the government of vulgarians, but ordinary people who have to respect the law like everyone else.

    About the only discernible way around these problems would be for the State of Maryland to dissolve the municipal government and put the city under the administration of an appointed board composed of non-idiots.

    Good takes, but in the eighties, the steel fabrication factories were being torn down, having rotted for twenty years or more already. That was on the East end. It rots to this day, all in decay. True rust belt. And Baltimore is stuck with all of it.

    On the west end, was the poverty. The schools, with names such as Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Harriet Tubman, this or that, they discovered the “Digital Divide”. White kids had computers and a head start on their sepia-hued peers. Even Bill Cosby noticed and said that Black parents buy the kids expensive sneakers, White parents buy computers for their kids. He caught hell for that.

    Meanwhile, a company I was working for, now bankrupt, ignored my advice and accepted contracts to cable these schools for ethernet, install modern phone systems and computer pods, 6 PCs to a pod, four pods per classroom times a couple of dozen classrooms per school. PCs were a grand each back then. As soon as we could lay them out and get them signed for, we’d go back after the weekend and find them all stolen, every one. They’d steal the phones, which only worked on the system, not at home. They’d break into our trucks, steal anything not tied down, I got fed up and left, not wanting to walk into a breakin late night. They lost their shirts on that and even after it got done, the admins, the teachers, none of them could ever figure out the phones, voice mail, billions of user error service calls they couldn’t bill. It was a mess.

    It isn’t the schools, the money we spend, the tools we give them. The fact is, they don’t pack the brain power. The raw human material from the kids on up is so primitive, it doesn’t matter what is spent, there’s no way it sinks in. You cannot buy IQ. And even if you got the kids to a certain point, it’s a dead town, there’s nothing for them regardless. And all this was 1988-1990 or so.

    Then the decay and holdups started at the Inner Harbor and they ruined the last real revenue producer for Baltimore after the baseball and football. And even THAT is an armed camp because you have to get your fans back to their cars and out of town safely. After Freddie Gray, they had to hold one or two Oriole’s games with no fans because the town simply wasn’t safe to bring in the fans. I was last down there in 2011, Hard Rock was still there I guess, but Planet Hollywood and a bunch of stores in the Mall where Legal Seafood used to be was dead, all the tenants long since flown. Baltimore is just a murderous place now, Johns Hopkins is stuck there, and THAT is an armed camp. And of course, the White folk that work there cannot EVEN take a bus anymore. Hideous, but all this is to be expected and there is no fix for any of it. Food Deserts? Baltimore is full of em.

  68. @Ed
    Baltimore County, which completely surrounds Baltimore, has seen its schools deteriorate as it’s become more “diverse”. The deterioration is concentrated in the inner ring which was the first destination of whites moving to the suburbs.

    https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/education/bs-md-county-school-year-20150818-story.html


    In Baltimore County, which opens its public schools Monday, the student population has gone from 80 percent white to 40 percent white in 30 years. Over the past three years, the 108,000-student district has seen a decrease of 1,082 white students, according to state Department of Education data, while gaining 1,627 Hispanic students, 1,460 black students and 725 Asian students.
     

    Lots of home invasions in Baltimore County, B-on-W sorts. Obama planted a lot of Section 8s in White neighborhoods. The Dindu children took full advantage.

  69. anonymous[371] • Disclaimer says:

    Baltimore has a black mayor, a black police chief, most of the cops involved in the death of Freddie Gray were black, most of the incremental victims since 2015 have been black, as have been most of the incremental killers.

    The blacks in charge actually care zero about the victims and black voters don’t expect anything from their so-called leaders except feel-good racial rhetoric. They’ll steal from the poor-box without hesitation. Chicago’s homicide clearance rate is below 16% even though blacks aren’t as ostensively in charge as in Baltimore. However, with a population at about a third blacks can create enough chaos and strife to enforce a de-policing policy. Then of course they can blame whites for what they themselves do, claiming whites ‘don’t care’, demanding mo’ money be sent along with other demands. Obama made things worse, predictably, even as the chumpy whites out there thought he might be some sort of great reconciler.

  70. @Ed
    The latest blogging heads from Loury and McWhorter touches upon this phenomonen. McWhorter calls out Jamelle Bouie specifically for blaming every gap on racism to the point of predictability even though he knows there are other reasons.

    Relevant section starts at 18:11 mark

    https://youtu.be/dWHQOSzU_Ug

    I caught part of a podcast called the Fifth Column by a black libertarian in which he had Loury, McWhorter, Williams, and Hughes on to talk and they all started laughing when they were discussing how ridiculous anti-racist culture is and the first person someone cited was TNC. Apparently they all wanted to steer clear of discussing him because they all feel he is so easy to beat up on, but they couldn’t help it because he is such an easy example of a guy with a one-track mind/argument that gets taken seriously by good-thinkers.

  71. anonymous[371] • Disclaimer says:
    @Kylie
    "Maybe Obama’s white half feels this is a feature, not a bug."

    I doubt it. Obama's white half is probably still busy nursing a grievance over having to marry a black woman in order to be black enough to enter politics.

    Obama’s white half is probably still busy nursing a grievance over having to marry a black woman in order to be black enough to enter politics.

    Obama is probably mad that he was forced to marry a woman so as to be acceptable in politics. The suspicion that he was a closet case all along are probably true what with his ‘wife’s’ recent revelation that IVF was used to father the children.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    Obama is probably mad that he was forced to marry a woman so as to be acceptable in politics. The suspicion that he was a closet case all along are probably true what with his ‘wife’s’ recent revelation that IVF was used to father the children.

    The Obamas are quite fortunate that a critical mass of their detractors are pleased to display clownishness. Plenty of fodder for the left's talking point mills.
    , @Jack Hanson
    Well he didn't marry a woman so wrong again.
  72. @Alfa158
    I’m reflecting the fact that Blacks commit crimes at higher rates than Whites or Asians. Most Blacks are not criminals, but if a social group has a 1.5% criminal fraction, it can cope with that small fraction and maintain a pleasant and successful society. If the fraction goes to 15% then it falls down, even though the majority of the people are OK.

    This is aomething, that a lot of liberals do no get. The tipping for most forms of bad behavior is a lot less than 50%. For instance one sufficiently unruly student can ruin a whole class.

    • Agree: RVBlake, Mr. Rational
  73. @Nicholas Stix
    This article is a form of pornography, with fake news wed to fake social science. The white devils are responsible for everything.

    Not a word about gangs, “stop-question-frisk,” or the support of the rioters by black supremacist then-mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (who was not mentioned at all) and City Attorney Marilyn Mosby.

    The riot was itself a de-policing riot, and the city has done nothing since then to change that. In other words, no suggestion that there are real-world causes for such crime rates, instead of racial fairy tale blood libels; and some tried-and-true methods for reducing the prevalence of illegal guns on the streets. (And aren't all democrats obsessed with "gun violence"?)

    The media operatives propose false causal relationships: They insinuate that the community “mistrusts” the police because of Freddie Gray, whom they suggest was murdered by police.

    Blacks have “mistrusted” the police for over 50 years, because they choose evil, and embrace black cut-throats.

    More racial fairy tales: Coming up with a small police scandal, in order to retroactively rationalize the “mistrust” fairy tale. Talk of “hyper-segregation”; “structural violence”; and inadequate welfare money. The operatives mention the “Open Society Institute,” but refuse to mention that OSI is run by communist George Soros, and will only stoke more black racist hatred.

    The angry black mothers support the violence. They got exactly the world they wanted. Ditto for the “journalists” and “experts.”

    A quibble: Marilyn Mosby is the State’s Attorney – a prosecutor. She doesn’t represent the municipal government in civil proceedings; that official is called the ‘City Solicitor’ in Baltimore.

    Not a word about gangs, “stop-question-frisk,” or the support of the rioters by black supremacist then-mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (who was not mentioned at all) and City Attorney Marilyn Mosby.

    Blake and her successor are pathetic. Mosby is frankly evil. The real problem with Baltimore pols in general is that at best they’re lunkheads whose object is orderly management of decline. At worst, they respond to the problems of this world with recrimination. See Thomas Sowell on this point. Recrimination is the modal human response to reversals of fortune, constructive self-improvement (he cites Japan during the Meiji period) the atypical response. There’s no iron law of social life which says Baltimore has to be a latrine. Ruin was a choice, because satisfactory social improvement required an honest collective self-assessment and required follow through.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @lavoisier

    Ruin was a choice, because satisfactory social improvement required an honest collective self-assessment and required follow through.
     
    Isn't an honest collective self-assessment associated with a high level of thoughtfulness and intelligence?

    Are not these rather rare qualities?
  74. @anonymous

    Obama’s white half is probably still busy nursing a grievance over having to marry a black woman in order to be black enough to enter politics.
     
    Obama is probably mad that he was forced to marry a woman so as to be acceptable in politics. The suspicion that he was a closet case all along are probably true what with his 'wife's' recent revelation that IVF was used to father the children.

    Obama is probably mad that he was forced to marry a woman so as to be acceptable in politics. The suspicion that he was a closet case all along are probably true what with his ‘wife’s’ recent revelation that IVF was used to father the children.

    The Obamas are quite fortunate that a critical mass of their detractors are pleased to display clownishness. Plenty of fodder for the left’s talking point mills.

  75. @Alfa158
    I know it’s amusing making fun of this craziness but a not-insignificant percentage of Black people believe some or all of the following:
    - White people actually commit murder at the same rate as Blacks, the authorities hide it by reclassifying the murders as suicides or even auto accidents.
    - Many murders of Blacks are committed by police who then frame other Blacks for the crimes.
    - Some murders blamed on Blacks are committed by White men wearing Black man disguises.
    - Some of the surveillance videos showing Blacks committing crimes are CGI modified videos of White perps.

    You just described the commentariat at the Field Negro blog.

    • Replies: @Hail

    the Field Negro blog
     
    Thanks for the tip. Their latest post as of this writing:

    "The top ten house Negroes in 2018."

    The new year is almost here, so it's a perfect time to take a look at the top ten house Negroes in these divided states of America from 2018.

    Here they are.
     

    Not necessarily in order of importance.

    1. Omarosa Manigault- I know that she finally left the dark side and came to her senses, but we can't forget her telling us that we would all "bow down" to trump. If she knew all this dirt that she wrote about trump, why didn't she tell us sooner?

    2. Every black anchor on FOX- They are like chickens working for Colonel Sanders

    3. Dr. Ben Carson- He frowns on government programs such as food stamps, and yet his family depended on government assistance when he was growing up.

    4. Diamond and Silk-These two buffoons have been jigging for trump ever since he came on the political scene. Turns out that they have a penchant for stretching the truth ,just like their leader.

    5. Kanye West- I know that that he finally came around and realized that trump was playing him, but think of all the dumb and embarrassing things he said before that.

    6. Clarence Thomas- As long as this clown is a member of the Supremes and writing opinions that hurt more than help his own people, he will be on this list.

    7. Van Jones-Van was more interested in getting a show on CNN and fitting in than telling the truth.

    8. David Clarke- This Negro is so full of self-hate that he probably doesn't even have a mirror in his house.

    9. Pastor John Gray- This Negro represents everything wrong with the church, and the black poverty pimps (AKA preachers) who use it to advance their own agendas.

    10. Candice Owens-Candice was a struggling nobody, and then she decided to head to the house and coon for dollars. "Blexit"? Negro please!

    Honorable mention goes to Dallas Cowboys QB, Dak Prescott, and sports writer, Jason Whitlock.
     
  76. @Art Deco
    Is there a black majority city anywhere on earth that isn’t a violent shithole?

    Yes. The French Caribbean's congenial, as are some Anglo-Caribbean islands. There's been a great deal of success at restoring order in some loci where you had interested political leadership (e.g. East Orange, NJ; DC isn't safe, but it's a great deal safer than it once was). Most of Prince George's County, Md. is satisfactory. About 47% of the blacks in greater Baltimore live in suburban tracts. These places are agreeable enough. There are satisfactory black-majority suburbs around Detroit.

    The Bahamas is probably the nicest and most affluent majority black nation in the world and yet still has a per capita murder rate of 261 / 100 000.

    Mexico’s is 219 and the U.S. is 42.

    https://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Crime/Violent-crime/Murder-rate-per-million-people

  77. The homicide clearance rate in Richmond (California) was just 13%, some years ago.
    https://thecrimereport.org/2007/01/02/how-unlikely-chief-raised-clearance-rate-in-richmond-ca/
    This article sings the praises of a new police chief, hired soon after that 13% mark was reached. That chief didn’t last long, though; he was white and the various mediocrities just below him forced him out before long.

    Fourteen years later, murder is way down in Richmond, thanks to rapid population replacement: Mexicans replacing blacks.

  78. @lavoisier

    Why is it the universities are the last institutions to collapse in a dying city? Compare New Haven, CT and Yale.
     
    Because they are essentially gated communities. Active surveillance and a strong private security force very aware that black people behaving badly is a reality.

    And of course because their customers, and their money, come from out of town.

    • Replies: @donut
    in Baltimore's case JHH is I believe the largest private employer in the city . Hopkins unlike the other city hospitals employs a lot of ghetto trash . During the Freddy Grey celebrations the city took extra care to keep the mob clear of Hopkins and I assume UMB .

    " The hospital occupies approximately 20 of the 60 buildings on the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus. The complex has over 80 entrances and receives 80,000 visitors weekly. It houses over 1,000 beds and has a staff of over 1,700 doctors with over 30,000 total employees.[26] From 1982 to 1992, then CEO Robert Heyssel established the hospital's first Oncology Center, the Nelson Patient Tower, the Clayton Heart Center and the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center which bears Heyssel's name.[27] In May 2012, the Johns Hopkins Hospital opened two new towers as part of a major campus redevelopment effort. The opening of the new $1.1 billion Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center tower and the new Sheikh Zayed Tower marked the highpoint of this effort. In addition to the main hospital, the system operates four other hospitals and several outpatient care facilities in the Baltimore and Washington metro areas and a children's hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida.[28] It also provides remote consultations worldwide through the Grand Rounds platform, and uses the same platform to help patients find the ideal specialist for their unique need"
    JHH owns a big chunk of Baltimore . But it is Baltimore and try as they might they can't create a community around the hospital as they have attempted to do over the past 20 years .
  79. @Coag
    There are a number of nice, gentrified or never-Africanized neighborhoods within the city like Mount Washington and Roland Park, and the suburbs have what are considered some of the strongest public schools in the entire country. It’s overall an affordable metro area and a great place to raise a family, utterly aloof from the famous black-on-black street violence of Baltimore. Non-blacks can and do pass their entire life in peace and sleepy comfort by practicing segregation.

    Also don’t forget great local institutions like Johns Hopkins and the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum.

    Non-blacks can and do pass their entire life in peace and sleepy comfort by practicing segregation.

    An “entire life”? For that you need either extraordinary luck or a short life. People who fled Newark (NJ), St Louis or Detroit to the inner ring suburbs back in the 60s won about one and a half generations of relief.

    Of course here and there people took a lucky guess — picked a lucky direction to flee.

    Ironically, the expectation that your nice suburb won’t be nice forever keeps house prices affordable!

  80. @International Jew
    And of course because their customers, and their money, come from out of town.

    in Baltimore’s case JHH is I believe the largest private employer in the city . Hopkins unlike the other city hospitals employs a lot of ghetto trash . During the Freddy Grey celebrations the city took extra care to keep the mob clear of Hopkins and I assume UMB .

    ” The hospital occupies approximately 20 of the 60 buildings on the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus. The complex has over 80 entrances and receives 80,000 visitors weekly. It houses over 1,000 beds and has a staff of over 1,700 doctors with over 30,000 total employees.[26] From 1982 to 1992, then CEO Robert Heyssel established the hospital’s first Oncology Center, the Nelson Patient Tower, the Clayton Heart Center and the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center which bears Heyssel’s name.[27] In May 2012, the Johns Hopkins Hospital opened two new towers as part of a major campus redevelopment effort. The opening of the new $1.1 billion Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center tower and the new Sheikh Zayed Tower marked the highpoint of this effort. In addition to the main hospital, the system operates four other hospitals and several outpatient care facilities in the Baltimore and Washington metro areas and a children’s hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida.[28] It also provides remote consultations worldwide through the Grand Rounds platform, and uses the same platform to help patients find the ideal specialist for their unique need”
    JHH owns a big chunk of Baltimore . But it is Baltimore and try as they might they can’t create a community around the hospital as they have attempted to do over the past 20 years .

  81. In a $10.40-per-hour temp job, I graded hundreds, if not thousands, of standardized tests from this state. In addition to many papers without even one coherent sentence, we saw too many papers, written by elementary school students, describing disturbing things in their home lives. Graders were instructed to flag those papers. Papers from junior high students were peppered with even more flag-able descriptions, mostly regarding their social lives with peers.

    In one or two of my sales jobs, I served a majority-Black clientele, so I know that most of those mothers are literate. If I had produced kids, I’ll be d****d if I wouldn’t have taught them to read and write, assuming their teachers were not doing it, albeit the teachers in that state have a daunting task. An overwhelming number of students are in need of a lot of remedial instruction.

    Again, many of the mothers are working part-time jobs that keep them under the income limits for public assistance. They are collecting welfare every month to boost up their wages, or they are working in somewhat higher paying temporary positions, with wages augmented by layers of monthly welfare during non-working months and up to $6,431 in refundable child tax credit money.

    They have time to work with their children on basic subjects, like reading and writing, when working in temporary and part-time positions.

    With rent, groceries and electricity covered by taxpayers, and with monthly cash assistance and child tax credits on top of help from boyfriends and the children’s grandparents in many cases, they have more extra money than their single, childless counterparts, trying to cover all household bills on earned-only income from temp jobs, like the temp jobs for college grads grading standardized tests at $10.40 per hour.

    And, yes, the parents of “poor” single moms do help them on top of all the government assistance in most cases. When their children are behind in reading, they should set aside some of that up to $6,431 in refundable child tax credit money for tutoring, rather than using it on nail-salon trips and beach trips with boyfriends.

  82. @Art Deco
    A quibble: Marilyn Mosby is the State's Attorney - a prosecutor. She doesn't represent the municipal government in civil proceedings; that official is called the 'City Solicitor' in Baltimore.



    Not a word about gangs, “stop-question-frisk,” or the support of the rioters by black supremacist then-mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (who was not mentioned at all) and City Attorney Marilyn Mosby.

    Blake and her successor are pathetic. Mosby is frankly evil. The real problem with Baltimore pols in general is that at best they're lunkheads whose object is orderly management of decline. At worst, they respond to the problems of this world with recrimination. See Thomas Sowell on this point. Recrimination is the modal human response to reversals of fortune, constructive self-improvement (he cites Japan during the Meiji period) the atypical response. There's no iron law of social life which says Baltimore has to be a latrine. Ruin was a choice, because satisfactory social improvement required an honest collective self-assessment and required follow through.

    Ruin was a choice, because satisfactory social improvement required an honest collective self-assessment and required follow through.

    Isn’t an honest collective self-assessment associated with a high level of thoughtfulness and intelligence?

    Are not these rather rare qualities?

  83. @anonymous

    Obama’s white half is probably still busy nursing a grievance over having to marry a black woman in order to be black enough to enter politics.
     
    Obama is probably mad that he was forced to marry a woman so as to be acceptable in politics. The suspicion that he was a closet case all along are probably true what with his 'wife's' recent revelation that IVF was used to father the children.

    Well he didn’t marry a woman so wrong again.

  84. It’s actually tragic to reflect upon. Obama had the perfect opportunity to be a kind of Joe Louis Clark or Bill Cosby (without the raping and perverted stuff!): “Look, I’m the president. The president! Enough already; it’s obviously not everyone else’s fault and a rigged system (Did I mention that I am the president?!). Get your shit together, fellow black people.”

    And he could have accompanied this message with programmes and policies that would encourage responsibility and civilised, adult behaviour, etc.

    The guy was handed a metaphirical formula for metaphorical for Cure for Cancer, and he stuffed the only paper it had ever been written in into the shredder.

    Black people should hate hate hate him for that, but instead they’ve beatified him.

    It boggles the mind.

    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
    "Black people should hate hate hate him for that, but instead they’ve beatified him."

    In Chicago, they want to rename the Dan Ryan expressway after The Great and Powerful Obama.

    And Irish Mayoral candidate William Daley supports the renaming of the Irish named Ryan Expressway.

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/dan-ryan-family-rename-expressway-barack-obama-bill-daley-cook-county-board/
    , @Anonymous
    I have pointed out to several Blacks that Obama was the best thing that ever happened to Blacks, but only if they had a Harvard degree and were lighter than a kraft paper grocery bag. They get mad at this. I don't know why, because it is the obvious truth.
    , @Art Deco
    Obama has the mentality of a deputy dean of students, and you'd have to scrounge to locate evidence that he ever thinks outside that box. In any case, the livelihoods of consequential constituencies within the Democratic Party depend on not thinking that way. Their self-image depends on not thinking that way.

    In regard to black voters or blacks thinking in their civic capacity, the constituency who would be motivated by actual quality of life improvements is modest (I'm guessing about 15% of the total). Voting is an assertion of identity or it's a response to gestures which grant a certain emotional validation. One of the fellows I tangle with online is a real estate agent down in Florida. He has his priorities (the Ocoee massacre, 'voter suppression', and police violence). It's been pointed out to him again and again (with details) that you cannot do a blessed thing about something that happened 98 years ago, that 'voter suppression' is a fantasy, and that 98% of the blacks killed in this country every year are not shot by police and few among those who have been were so under questionable circumstances. Has no effect on his thinking.
    , @International Jew

    Obama had the perfect opportunity to be a kind of Joe Louis Clark or Bill Cosby
     
    He did a fair amount of that.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/to-critics-obamas-scolding-tone-with-black-audiences-is-getting-old/2013/05/20/4b267352-c191-11e2-bfdb-3886a561c1ff_story.html

    It's easy to forget against the background of his shameless rabble-rousing, but it was there.
  85. Anonymous [AKA "Where is Truth"] says:

    Sailer,
    You are a disingenuous mofo.
    You feign concern and hide behind your noticing, or should people write noticing TM.
    In reality you are just another smirking cracker mofo hating on black people.
    Why do you not admit that?
    Make an early new years resolution and do your self a favor.
    Would your father be proud of you? Your mother? Your children? Your neighbors? The priests at Notre Dame High School?
    Or are they crackers like you?

    • Replies: @Truth-hammer
    Well, at least he knows who is his father.
    Good joke for ya: What is the most confusing day of the year for negroes? Father's Day.
  86. @Art Deco
    The current mayor of Baltimore has one advantage over her predecessors. She's the first mayor in nearly 60 years to come out of the business community. The trouble is, she isn't any more sensible than any of the other failures who've run Baltimore in that run of years. Her response to what academic sociologists delicately refer to as 'social disorganization' is ... we need to puke mo' money into community colleges.

    Recall that in 1980, the homicide rate in Baltimore was about the same as that in New York City. By 2014, that in Baltimore had climbed 85% while that in New York had declined by 75%. Meaning that a seven-fold difference in homicide rates had developed over 34 years. The disparity is about 12-fold today.

    Baltimore is a handsome town and could be an agreeable place to live. It's been turned into a dump because the political class therein consists of deeply mediocre people who have no interest in repairing problems you can repair if repairing them means proceeding along lines you'd follow if you made the following assumptions: (1) that what's right and what's wrong are things passably grasped through common sense; (2) that ordinary people have defensible priorities, priorities which should be respected in the formation of public policy; (3) that personal agency exists and people should be held accountable for what they do and what they neglect; (4) social improvement is generated by demanding something of people at least as much as giving them things; (5) ministry is the business of the philanthropic sector; should it infiltrate the public sector, it belongs in one dedicated agency and should not corrupt the function of any other agency; (6) mascots are for light entertainment only: there is no social segment properly freed of the rigors of adult life; (7) blacks are not aristocrats properly free of the government of vulgarians, but ordinary people who have to respect the law like everyone else.

    About the only discernible way around these problems would be for the State of Maryland to dissolve the municipal government and put the city under the administration of an appointed board composed of non-idiots.

    Baltimore is 65% black. There’s no hope for it.

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
    Sure there's hope for Baltimore.  If Blackness is the problem, bleach is the cure.  A sufficient amount of chlorine gas et voila!
  87. @Alfa158
    I know it’s amusing making fun of this craziness but a not-insignificant percentage of Black people believe some or all of the following:
    - White people actually commit murder at the same rate as Blacks, the authorities hide it by reclassifying the murders as suicides or even auto accidents.
    - Many murders of Blacks are committed by police who then frame other Blacks for the crimes.
    - Some murders blamed on Blacks are committed by White men wearing Black man disguises.
    - Some of the surveillance videos showing Blacks committing crimes are CGI modified videos of White perps.

    I’m afraid a not-insignificant percentage of white progressives also believe in some or all of those things.

  88. @Prester John
    Is there anything in Baltimore besides the Inner Harbor and the adjacent Camden Yard ballpark?

    Baltimore’s American Visionary Art Museum is the most interesting art museum I’ve ever visited. It’s in the Inner Harbor area.

  89. @lavoisier
    Pretty reasonable to blame Obama.

    Obama set in motion the foolish premise that black people behaving badly is a myth, and even if remotely true, must be the fault of whitey, particularly racist white cops.

    No one should be surprised at the outcome of such delusional and wishful thinking.

    But sad that the people victimized by the criminals in their midst have to pay such a high price for the foolishness of their messiah.

    A lot of whites who voted for Obama thought that he’d be the perfect guy not only to serve as a role model for blacks, but to subject them to some much needed Cosby-style straight talk about shaping up and taking responsibility for themselves. As it turns out, blacks don’t like hearing that particular line of talk so Obama told them what they like to hear instead: it’s all white peoples’ fault.

  90. @Colin Wright
    Technically, an error here...

    '...Of course, Baltimore has a black mayor, a black police chief, most of the cops involved in the death of Freddie Gray were black, most of the incremental victims since 2015 have been black, as have been most of the incremental killers...'

    Since only 30% of the killers have been found, you have no way of knowing they were black.

    They could have been vicious whites marauding from the suburbs. It's possible.

    They could have been vicious whites marauding from the suburbs. It’s possible.

    Not the way the Orioles have been playing lately. What other reason is there for whites to enter the city?

  91. @Alfa158
    I know it’s amusing making fun of this craziness but a not-insignificant percentage of Black people believe some or all of the following:
    - White people actually commit murder at the same rate as Blacks, the authorities hide it by reclassifying the murders as suicides or even auto accidents.
    - Many murders of Blacks are committed by police who then frame other Blacks for the crimes.
    - Some murders blamed on Blacks are committed by White men wearing Black man disguises.
    - Some of the surveillance videos showing Blacks committing crimes are CGI modified videos of White perps.

    D0n’t forget ghosts are killing people too.

  92. @Autochthon
    It's actually tragic to reflect upon. Obama had the perfect opportunity to be a kind of Joe Louis Clark or Bill Cosby (without the raping and perverted stuff!): "Look, I'm the president. The president! Enough already; it's obviously not everyone else's fault and a rigged system (Did I mention that I am the president?!). Get your shit together, fellow black people."

    And he could have accompanied this message with programmes and policies that would encourage responsibility and civilised, adult behaviour, etc.

    The guy was handed a metaphirical formula for metaphorical for Cure for Cancer, and he stuffed the only paper it had ever been written in into the shredder.

    Black people should hate hate hate him for that, but instead they've beatified him.

    It boggles the mind.

    “Black people should hate hate hate him for that, but instead they’ve beatified him.”

    In Chicago, they want to rename the Dan Ryan expressway after The Great and Powerful Obama.

    And Irish Mayoral candidate William Daley supports the renaming of the Irish named Ryan Expressway.

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/dan-ryan-family-rename-expressway-barack-obama-bill-daley-cook-county-board/

    • Replies: @mmack
    I wasn’t aware that they were going to rename the Dan Ryan after Ol’ Jugears. I knew last year or earlier this year the plan was to rename a stretch of the Stevenson (I-55) to the Barack Obama Expressway. IIRC the section would be from where I-294 and I-55 intersect and head south. It would end in Pontiac, which is supremely ironic since lifelong Illinoisans know Pontiac houses a state prison. Perhaps an unconscious message is being sent.
  93. A mob of Black teens (“Dozens” or “50” reported) attacked 3 people at the Chicago & State Red Line station. I’m guessing the victims are white. The RL station is the stop for the John Hancock building and Water Tower Place. The local Fox (Channel 32) station showed some cell phone video of the perps, but was deliberately fuzzed so the the Black perps could not be identified. Guess ChiTown media loves criminals terrorizing transit riders.

    https://wgntv.com/2018/12/30/teens-attack-3-people-at-cta-train-station/

  94. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Autochthon
    It's actually tragic to reflect upon. Obama had the perfect opportunity to be a kind of Joe Louis Clark or Bill Cosby (without the raping and perverted stuff!): "Look, I'm the president. The president! Enough already; it's obviously not everyone else's fault and a rigged system (Did I mention that I am the president?!). Get your shit together, fellow black people."

    And he could have accompanied this message with programmes and policies that would encourage responsibility and civilised, adult behaviour, etc.

    The guy was handed a metaphirical formula for metaphorical for Cure for Cancer, and he stuffed the only paper it had ever been written in into the shredder.

    Black people should hate hate hate him for that, but instead they've beatified him.

    It boggles the mind.

    I have pointed out to several Blacks that Obama was the best thing that ever happened to Blacks, but only if they had a Harvard degree and were lighter than a kraft paper grocery bag. They get mad at this. I don’t know why, because it is the obvious truth.

  95. @Jim Bob Lassiter
    Could enough "non-idiots" of any race be found in Maryland to form a nine member administrative board?

    Greater Baltimore assessed in toto is a moderately affluent jurisdiction, as is Maryland in toto. About 13% of the population lives in ruined areas in Baltimore City and Prince George’s County. Plenty of non-idiots. They’ve just been otiose about addressing slum crime. The police force in Baltimore is understaffed and they’re less than vigorous about patrols because of the institutional incentives in place (courtesy Mosby and Blake / Pugh).

    See what happened with Freddie Gray. All the officers involved performed according to spec except in regard to one procedure: on loading him into the van, they did not place him in a seatbelt. The seatbelt policy had been instituted just days earlier and the contumacious Gray eventually had to be put in restraints and laid on the floor of the van because he was quite literally bouncing off the walls. Security camera footage collected of the van’s trip through the city demonstrated there was no ‘rough ride’ and the driver was operating the vehicle normally. It appears after Ofc. Goodson put him in shackles, laid him on the floor and told him to stay put that he tried to stand up and toppled over backwards into a metal protrusion which stabbed him in the neck in just the wrong place. Someone (Mosby, presumably) extorted from a deputy coroner a false ruling on the manner of death (and that’s something quite disconcerting right there). Baltimore police know they’re working for ass-covering stooges, dishonest people, and evil people. The crew Mosby tried to frame were quite fortunate in that they landed a couple of honest judges.

    • Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter
    " They’ve just been otiose about addressing slum crime." I reckon so. Otiose is about all one can be when confronted with possibility of having to look in the eye at one's own paralytic cognitive dissonance.
    , @prosa123
    "Greater Baltimore assessed in toto is a moderately affluent jurisdiction, as is Maryland in toto. About 13% of the population lives in ruined areas in Baltimore City and Prince George’s County."

    Maryland has the highest per capita income of any state.
  96. @Autochthon
    It's actually tragic to reflect upon. Obama had the perfect opportunity to be a kind of Joe Louis Clark or Bill Cosby (without the raping and perverted stuff!): "Look, I'm the president. The president! Enough already; it's obviously not everyone else's fault and a rigged system (Did I mention that I am the president?!). Get your shit together, fellow black people."

    And he could have accompanied this message with programmes and policies that would encourage responsibility and civilised, adult behaviour, etc.

    The guy was handed a metaphirical formula for metaphorical for Cure for Cancer, and he stuffed the only paper it had ever been written in into the shredder.

    Black people should hate hate hate him for that, but instead they've beatified him.

    It boggles the mind.

    Obama has the mentality of a deputy dean of students, and you’d have to scrounge to locate evidence that he ever thinks outside that box. In any case, the livelihoods of consequential constituencies within the Democratic Party depend on not thinking that way. Their self-image depends on not thinking that way.

    In regard to black voters or blacks thinking in their civic capacity, the constituency who would be motivated by actual quality of life improvements is modest (I’m guessing about 15% of the total). Voting is an assertion of identity or it’s a response to gestures which grant a certain emotional validation. One of the fellows I tangle with online is a real estate agent down in Florida. He has his priorities (the Ocoee massacre, ‘voter suppression’, and police violence). It’s been pointed out to him again and again (with details) that you cannot do a blessed thing about something that happened 98 years ago, that ‘voter suppression’ is a fantasy, and that 98% of the blacks killed in this country every year are not shot by police and few among those who have been were so under questionable circumstances. Has no effect on his thinking.

  97. @Anon
    Unfortunately, blacks don't get public services bad enough (from whites) that they ever decide to call it quits with their liberal nonsense. If food stamps were cut off and they got zero policing, they'd shape up really fast.

    Judging from the conditions in Africa, “really fast” would mean at least 50,000 years.

  98. @Joe Stalin
    "Black people should hate hate hate him for that, but instead they’ve beatified him."

    In Chicago, they want to rename the Dan Ryan expressway after The Great and Powerful Obama.

    And Irish Mayoral candidate William Daley supports the renaming of the Irish named Ryan Expressway.

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/dan-ryan-family-rename-expressway-barack-obama-bill-daley-cook-county-board/

    I wasn’t aware that they were going to rename the Dan Ryan after Ol’ Jugears. I knew last year or earlier this year the plan was to rename a stretch of the Stevenson (I-55) to the Barack Obama Expressway. IIRC the section would be from where I-294 and I-55 intersect and head south. It would end in Pontiac, which is supremely ironic since lifelong Illinoisans know Pontiac houses a state prison. Perhaps an unconscious message is being sent.

  99. @Harry Baldwin
    Baltimore is 65% black. There's no hope for it.

    Sure there’s hope for Baltimore.  If Blackness is the problem, bleach is the cure.  A sufficient amount of chlorine gas et voila!

  100. @Autochthon
    It's actually tragic to reflect upon. Obama had the perfect opportunity to be a kind of Joe Louis Clark or Bill Cosby (without the raping and perverted stuff!): "Look, I'm the president. The president! Enough already; it's obviously not everyone else's fault and a rigged system (Did I mention that I am the president?!). Get your shit together, fellow black people."

    And he could have accompanied this message with programmes and policies that would encourage responsibility and civilised, adult behaviour, etc.

    The guy was handed a metaphirical formula for metaphorical for Cure for Cancer, and he stuffed the only paper it had ever been written in into the shredder.

    Black people should hate hate hate him for that, but instead they've beatified him.

    It boggles the mind.

    Obama had the perfect opportunity to be a kind of Joe Louis Clark or Bill Cosby

    He did a fair amount of that.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/to-critics-obamas-scolding-tone-with-black-audiences-is-getting-old/2013/05/20/4b267352-c191-11e2-bfdb-3886a561c1ff_story.html

    It’s easy to forget against the background of his shameless rabble-rousing, but it was there.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
    Yes but the inconsistency made the whole think pointless. Imagine scolding a pet or child for bad behaviour but then, an instant later, offering a treat and praise and reassuring that the whole thing is someone else's fault. You'd only cause confusion at best, and certainly never improvement. Instead of cabing to pressure like that in the article you cite, he could have doubled-down – that's what Joe Louis Clark did!
    "You don't like hearing it? Well, change things. I'm citing empirical data about the rates of illegitimacy. You may argue you can't get a job because of the white man, but surely you don't mean to say the white man is forcing you to have sex outside marriage, or to not use a condom if you do?! Here are the numbers on drug abuse. Is the white man holding you down and shotgunning crack smoke into your face? Injecting you with heroin? Balongna!"

    Nope; he did not do a fair bit of this; at best he was the guy who vows to get in shape but then goes back to eating cheeseburgers and watching television after jogging around the block once a day for the week after January 1.
  101. @International Jew

    Obama had the perfect opportunity to be a kind of Joe Louis Clark or Bill Cosby
     
    He did a fair amount of that.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/to-critics-obamas-scolding-tone-with-black-audiences-is-getting-old/2013/05/20/4b267352-c191-11e2-bfdb-3886a561c1ff_story.html

    It's easy to forget against the background of his shameless rabble-rousing, but it was there.

    Yes but the inconsistency made the whole think pointless. Imagine scolding a pet or child for bad behaviour but then, an instant later, offering a treat and praise and reassuring that the whole thing is someone else’s fault. You’d only cause confusion at best, and certainly never improvement. Instead of cabing to pressure like that in the article you cite, he could have doubled-down – that’s what Joe Louis Clark did!
    “You don’t like hearing it? Well, change things. I’m citing empirical data about the rates of illegitimacy. You may argue you can’t get a job because of the white man, but surely you don’t mean to say the white man is forcing you to have sex outside marriage, or to not use a condom if you do?! Here are the numbers on drug abuse. Is the white man holding you down and shotgunning crack smoke into your face? Injecting you with heroin? Balongna!”

    Nope; he did not do a fair bit of this; at best he was the guy who vows to get in shape but then goes back to eating cheeseburgers and watching television after jogging around the block once a day for the week after January 1.

  102. @Art Deco
    Greater Baltimore assessed in toto is a moderately affluent jurisdiction, as is Maryland in toto. About 13% of the population lives in ruined areas in Baltimore City and Prince George's County. Plenty of non-idiots. They've just been otiose about addressing slum crime. The police force in Baltimore is understaffed and they're less than vigorous about patrols because of the institutional incentives in place (courtesy Mosby and Blake / Pugh).

    See what happened with Freddie Gray. All the officers involved performed according to spec except in regard to one procedure: on loading him into the van, they did not place him in a seatbelt. The seatbelt policy had been instituted just days earlier and the contumacious Gray eventually had to be put in restraints and laid on the floor of the van because he was quite literally bouncing off the walls. Security camera footage collected of the van's trip through the city demonstrated there was no 'rough ride' and the driver was operating the vehicle normally. It appears after Ofc. Goodson put him in shackles, laid him on the floor and told him to stay put that he tried to stand up and toppled over backwards into a metal protrusion which stabbed him in the neck in just the wrong place. Someone (Mosby, presumably) extorted from a deputy coroner a false ruling on the manner of death (and that's something quite disconcerting right there). Baltimore police know they're working for ass-covering stooges, dishonest people, and evil people. The crew Mosby tried to frame were quite fortunate in that they landed a couple of honest judges.

    ” They’ve just been otiose about addressing slum crime.” I reckon so. Otiose is about all one can be when confronted with possibility of having to look in the eye at one’s own paralytic cognitive dissonance.

  103. @Art Deco
    Greater Baltimore assessed in toto is a moderately affluent jurisdiction, as is Maryland in toto. About 13% of the population lives in ruined areas in Baltimore City and Prince George's County. Plenty of non-idiots. They've just been otiose about addressing slum crime. The police force in Baltimore is understaffed and they're less than vigorous about patrols because of the institutional incentives in place (courtesy Mosby and Blake / Pugh).

    See what happened with Freddie Gray. All the officers involved performed according to spec except in regard to one procedure: on loading him into the van, they did not place him in a seatbelt. The seatbelt policy had been instituted just days earlier and the contumacious Gray eventually had to be put in restraints and laid on the floor of the van because he was quite literally bouncing off the walls. Security camera footage collected of the van's trip through the city demonstrated there was no 'rough ride' and the driver was operating the vehicle normally. It appears after Ofc. Goodson put him in shackles, laid him on the floor and told him to stay put that he tried to stand up and toppled over backwards into a metal protrusion which stabbed him in the neck in just the wrong place. Someone (Mosby, presumably) extorted from a deputy coroner a false ruling on the manner of death (and that's something quite disconcerting right there). Baltimore police know they're working for ass-covering stooges, dishonest people, and evil people. The crew Mosby tried to frame were quite fortunate in that they landed a couple of honest judges.

    “Greater Baltimore assessed in toto is a moderately affluent jurisdiction, as is Maryland in toto. About 13% of the population lives in ruined areas in Baltimore City and Prince George’s County.”

    Maryland has the highest per capita income of any state.

  104. @Anonymous
    Sailer,
    You are a disingenuous mofo.
    You feign concern and hide behind your noticing, or should people write noticing TM.
    In reality you are just another smirking cracker mofo hating on black people.
    Why do you not admit that?
    Make an early new years resolution and do your self a favor.
    Would your father be proud of you? Your mother? Your children? Your neighbors? The priests at Notre Dame High School?
    Or are they crackers like you?

    Well, at least he knows who is his father.
    Good joke for ya: What is the most confusing day of the year for negroes? Father’s Day.

  105. City police made an arrest in 41 percent of homicides in 2014; last year, the rate was just 27 percent, a 14 percentage point drop.

    Am I the only one who thinks the phrase “a 14 percentage point drop” here is non-useful fluff? Is there anyone who can’t see that 27% is below 41%?

    More useful would be to give us something like this:

    City police made an arrest in 41 percent of homicides in 2014; last year, the rate was just 27 percent, meaning sixty murderer suspects who would have been if 2014 arrest rates had held were not arrested in 2017.

    That would be useful to readers. Down with journalistic fluff. Up with information.

    For practical purposes, Baltimore may have a net of hundreds of murderers, 2015 to 2018, on the loose who otherwise would have been caught but for lax policing.

  106. @Mr. Rational
    You just described the commentariat at the Field Negro blog.

    the Field Negro blog

    Thanks for the tip. Their latest post as of this writing:

    The top ten house Negroes in 2018.”

    The new year is almost here, so it’s a perfect time to take a look at the top ten house Negroes in these divided states of America from 2018.

    Here they are.

    [MORE]

    Not necessarily in order of importance.

    1. Omarosa Manigault– I know that she finally left the dark side and came to her senses, but we can’t forget her telling us that we would all “bow down” to trump. If she knew all this dirt that she wrote about trump, why didn’t she tell us sooner?

    2. Every black anchor on FOX– They are like chickens working for Colonel Sanders

    3. Dr. Ben Carson– He frowns on government programs such as food stamps, and yet his family depended on government assistance when he was growing up.

    4. Diamond and Silk-These two buffoons have been jigging for trump ever since he came on the political scene. Turns out that they have a penchant for stretching the truth ,just like their leader.

    5. Kanye West– I know that that he finally came around and realized that trump was playing him, but think of all the dumb and embarrassing things he said before that.

    6. Clarence Thomas– As long as this clown is a member of the Supremes and writing opinions that hurt more than help his own people, he will be on this list.

    7. Van Jones-Van was more interested in getting a show on CNN and fitting in than telling the truth.

    8. David Clarke– This Negro is so full of self-hate that he probably doesn’t even have a mirror in his house.

    9. Pastor John Gray– This Negro represents everything wrong with the church, and the black poverty pimps (AKA preachers) who use it to advance their own agendas.

    10. Candice Owens-Candice was a struggling nobody, and then she decided to head to the house and coon for dollars. “Blexit”? Negro please!

    Honorable mention goes to Dallas Cowboys QB, Dak Prescott, and sports writer, Jason Whitlock.

  107. @eah

    Maybe among those released in DA Krasner’s crime amnesty will be Philadelphia’s own Mumia Abu-Jamal (b. 1954 in Philadelphia; under FBI surveillance for ties to Black Panther Party from late 1960s to mid 1970s; convicted for a 1981 killing of a Philadelphia police officer)

    Mumia has just been granted a new trial, so anything is possible.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    He's been allowed to re-argue his appeal before the Penna Supreme Court because of some supposed procedural error the last time he argued in front of that court. If Penna's fortunate, they listen politely and then issue a per curiam opinion telling him to bugger off.
  108. @Hail
    Maybe among those released in DA Krasner's crime amnesty will be Philadelphia's own Mumia Abu-Jamal (b. 1954 in Philadelphia; under FBI surveillance for ties to Black Panther Party from late 1960s to mid 1970s; convicted for a 1981 killing of a Philadelphia police officer)

    Mumia has just been granted a new trial, so anything is possible.

    He’s been allowed to re-argue his appeal before the Penna Supreme Court because of some supposed procedural error the last time he argued in front of that court. If Penna’s fortunate, they listen politely and then issue a per curiam opinion telling him to bugger off.

    • Replies: @Hail
    According to Wiki, he has eight kids. How many were conceived after his arrest in 1981?

    Free room and board for life and handing the man a genetic victory (White U.S. TFR from the 1970s to 1990s, when the Mumia Eight may have been conceived: 1.7 children/man). What a bunch of suckers we the USA are.

    https://hailtoyou.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/fertility19802013_b.png
  109. @Leftlawyer
    Let's not fall into the usual thing of treating things that are different the same because they have certain surface similarities.

    The Freddy Gray killing was unlike the other killings that made the news where cops made split-second decisions to shoot or not shoot, and were then second guessed In the case of Freddy Gray, the cops intended to do him harm by giving him a "rough ride" - and, of course, the ride was rougher than intended.

    In the case of Freddy Gray, the cops intended to do him harm by giving him a “rough ride”

    This is not true and has been known to be not true for quite some time. For you to be parroting this nonsense in late 2018 proves you to be either uninformed or a liar.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  110. @Art Deco
    He's been allowed to re-argue his appeal before the Penna Supreme Court because of some supposed procedural error the last time he argued in front of that court. If Penna's fortunate, they listen politely and then issue a per curiam opinion telling him to bugger off.

    According to Wiki, he has eight kids. How many were conceived after his arrest in 1981?

    Free room and board for life and handing the man a genetic victory (White U.S. TFR from the 1970s to 1990s, when the Mumia Eight may have been conceived: 1.7 children/man). What a bunch of suckers we the USA are.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    I tend to think the Wiki entry is in error. It would be a scandal were the Penna penal system so lax as to allow that sort of thing.

    One thing the man's endless appeals indicate is that the public interest bar is pretty sick-o.
  111. @Leftlawyer
    Let's not fall into the usual thing of treating things that are different the same because they have certain surface similarities.

    The Freddy Gray killing was unlike the other killings that made the news where cops made split-second decisions to shoot or not shoot, and were then second guessed In the case of Freddy Gray, the cops intended to do him harm by giving him a "rough ride" - and, of course, the ride was rougher than intended.

    There was ample security camera footage taken by commercial establishments along the route Ofc. Goodson was following. They demonstrate he was driving normally. He was carrying two passengers, not just one. The other passenger emerged uninjured (and did tell investigators that Gray was making a great deal of noise in the other cubicle).

  112. @Hail
    According to Wiki, he has eight kids. How many were conceived after his arrest in 1981?

    Free room and board for life and handing the man a genetic victory (White U.S. TFR from the 1970s to 1990s, when the Mumia Eight may have been conceived: 1.7 children/man). What a bunch of suckers we the USA are.

    https://hailtoyou.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/fertility19802013_b.png

    I tend to think the Wiki entry is in error. It would be a scandal were the Penna penal system so lax as to allow that sort of thing.

    One thing the man’s endless appeals indicate is that the public interest bar is pretty sick-o.

  113. @Ed
    The latest blogging heads from Loury and McWhorter touches upon this phenomonen. McWhorter calls out Jamelle Bouie specifically for blaming every gap on racism to the point of predictability even though he knows there are other reasons.

    Relevant section starts at 18:11 mark

    https://youtu.be/dWHQOSzU_Ug

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