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The black man who has been arrested for “randomly” throwing a little white boy over the 3rd floor railing at the Mall of America in Minnesota turns out to have a long history of acting like a vicious loon. But, despite all the talk by the great and the good about how America must get rid of Mass Incarceration, Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda was out and about.

Likewise remember the Free Hugs guy, the Times Square Hug Thug, Jermaine (a.k.a., Jeremy) Himmelstein? Despite having a name like a member of the Beastie Boys, he’s black. For years he’d been panhandling with a “Free Hugs” sign at tourist destinations in Manhattan. But when a white girl would tell him she didn’t want a hug, he sometimes would get really mad and punch her. He did it to a young lady I know four years ago, giving her a concussion. Finally, three years ago, his violent attack on a young woman tourist from Canada in Times Square was caught on video.

What with this being Himmelstein’s seventh arrest, it appeared he might finally be going away for awhile. But he was let go as “mentally unfit to stand trial.” By April 2017, he was back in the news:

Exclusive: Notorious ‘Free Hugs’ Man in Times Square Tourist Attack Is Allegedly Harassing Women Again

The suspect, arrested in a now internationally-known attack on a tourist in Times Square last year, has a history of similar arrests dating back to 2013

By Checkey Beckford
Published Apr 27, 2017 at 8:00 PM | Updated at 7:33 AM EDT on Apr 28, 2017

The notorious “free hugs” sign-wielding man arrested in an attack on a Times Square tourist last year that became international news is allegedly harassing women on the street once again, an I-Team investigation has found.

Jermaine Himmelstein was found mentally unfit to stand trial in the attack on a 22-year-old Canadian woman in the Crossroads of the World last May, prosecutors say, and the case against him was dismissed. Prior to that, he’d been arrested at least six times for allegedly striking or harassing women, and, according to one disturbed woman in Union Square, he’s at it again.

The woman told NBC 4 New York this week that the 25-year-old Himmelstein was carrying his now infamous “free hugs” sign “and all of a sudden he started coming after us.”

The woman, who was crying as she relayed the story, said Himmelstein said she “had a problem with him and that he was going to beat the bleep out of us.”

Himmelstein admitted following the woman several blocks and cursing at her, but he said it was just a threat.

“I was about to commit a crime, but I didn’t do it because I was just harassing, making a threat to make everything better,” Himmelstein told NBC 4 New York. “I don’t want to commit a crime. I’m afraid I will, but I didn’t want to commit.”

Himmelstein’s record of violence against women dates back to at least 2013. Some of the arrests involved allegations he punched women, in some cases for refusing to give him hugs.

In one attack in Washington Square Park, he allegedly told the victim, “you’re pissing me off, and I assault people when I’m mad.” In a subway attack last year, the threat was, “You will respect me when I knock you out.” …

Himmelstein spent six months at Rikers during the ensuing investigation, but city officials declined to say if he received mental health treatment there. …

The woman filed a complaint with police after the confrontation with Himmelstein. The NYPD said that, due to the nature of the incident, he couldn’t be arrested until officers witness him do it again.

And then in October 2017, the inevitable:

Man offering free hugs attacks another woman in Union Square
POSTED 10:56 PM, OCTOBER 21, 2017, BY MYLES MILLER,

UNION SQUARE, Manhattan — The “free hugs” man with a history of harassing women is in custody again for attacking a woman in Union Square.

The victim, who told her story exclusively to PIX11, said Jermaine Himmelstein attacked her when she refused to hug him.

She said she was out with her mother and friends taking photos when he approached her multiple times.

“I did not expect for this guy to attack us,” she said. “From behind he runs and hits me right in the face with an open palm and just knocks off my glasses … and then runs off,” she said.

… His latest victim, however, told PIX11 she’s determined to make sure that doesn’t happen again.

“It seems to me that he keeps doing it and getting away with it,” she said. “And it’s scary because women shouldn’t be afraid to walk in their own city.”

Himmelstein was taken into custody Saturday and booked on assault charges.

New York City has a gigantic police force, so if they can’t get a notorious girl-puncher out of their prime tourist attractions, I just don’t know …

Don’t the British have some kind of ASBO system for giving bad actors detailed instructions of what they can’t do? Why, for example, is the Hug Thug allowed in any tourist destination?

 
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  1. What with this being Himmelstein’s seventh arrest, it appeared he might finally be going away for awhile. But he was let go as “mentally unfit to stand trial.”

    This is horse pucky, and of a recent vintage. Time was, to be mentally unfit to be tried, incarcerate, and otherwise held accountable for one’s actions also meant one was mentally unfit to walk the streets. The whole point, the logic, is that some people are so nutty or stupid they actually lack the capacity to understand the criminal behaviour is wrong and regulate themselves. You or I are in a certain sense always making the determinations, actively or passively, when temptation or wicked ideas occur (“This man was insufferably rude and insulting to me but for myriad reasons it’s not okay to punch him.” “I’ve just stumbled upon my wife shtupping the butler but despite my rage I must not kill them.” “I’m hungry and homeless and banks’ deposits are federally insured but I nevertheless must not rob the bank.” These kinds of things….)

    A person deemed legally incompetent to be tried and punished is deemed so precisely because he is also incompetent to make those assessments and he literally doesn’t realise what he is doing, or at least that what he is doing is a crime.

    Such a person is necessarily quite dangerous, especially when he demonstrates it by actually committing crimes, and especially if he does so repeatedly. While it’s true he may not deserve punishment, he must be kept from harming others. We have involuntary confinement to medical and psychiatric institutions for this reason. The old chestnut of “pleading insanity” is not as clever as aome think for just this reason: even if the perpetrator manages to fool the evaluators, he’s in for a treat when he realises that instead of, say, ten years in prison, he may well now be up for indefinite residency in the Shady Meadows Home for the Touched.

    That courts are apparently now sending these kinds of whackos on their way with no more than a fingerwagging to take their Xanax (or whatever) consistently is Reason Number 5,376 why we now live in clownworld, and it’s infuriating.

    Apparently this little one in Minnesota survived, thank heavens, but the recidivist monster who did this to him, if he is deemed a head case, should be locked away in the Funny Farm until he is transferred to Hell upon his death.

  2. Tiny Duck says:

    Maybe we should educate whit people on the need for o combat white supremacy aggressively so as avoid violent outlashes

    For example if the women would of hug the young Black Man th n he would
    Not be forced to hit out at the sea of whiteness

    Likewise we don’t know the whole story of the Minnesota man. We don’t know what kind of racism he deals with we do not know how he feels left gong in White Minnesota we don’t know how he has been abused by whiteness

  3. Karl79 says:

    You know those Becky’s deserved it.

  4. Karl79 says:

    Those Becky’s had it coming.

  5. I thought they changed the name of the place to Mall of Somalia. Isn’t diversity grand?

    • LOL: jim jones
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  6. Public Order and Safety are so White Privilege.

    • Agree: Redneck farmer
    • Replies: @KenH
    , @Meretricious
  7. El Dato says:

    Why, for example, is the Hug Thug allowed in any tourist destination?

    More like, how come it is societally unacceptable to “rectify” obnoxious, aggressive idiots?

  8. It’s obvious that protecting the populace is among the least of the concerns of law enforcement and the elites. I don’t mean police officers themselves, but the justice system above them. There are probably several police officers that know this guy very well, and would like nothing more than to get him off the streets somehow, but the DA’s office won’t let them.

    More and more I quite frankly see the wisdom in old style justice. As a judge in NC told a defense attorney a century ago, “That’s an interesting argument, solicitor. What say we get together and debate it with a couple of glasses of bourbon after we get through hanging these boys?”

  9. We need more insane asylums and we should bring back lobotomies for the criminally insane.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  10. bomag says:

    Our new and rising aristocracy has certain privileges the common man doesn’t. Today it is free hugs and minor assaults; tomorrow, TBA.

  11. Anonymous[293] • Disclaimer says:

    This sounds a lot like Crazy Larry, of Manhattan’s Upper West side. He was a big black guy, who, for many years, physically assaulted and terrorized white adults and kids on the street (including my niece, waiting for a bus with a bunch of her middle school friends). He would occasionally be arrested, then released when he was back on his meds (the legal kind). After a few weeks, he’d stop the legal meds and resume his activities as a vicious loon.

    Larry’s West Side career ended when he finally went after someone with pull, an older lady who knew people at one of the local TV stations. She bitched, they did a story about Larry, and last I heard, he had been moved to New Jersey in some sort of plea bargain. It is a shame that the authorities had to be embarrassed into taking effective action.

    In an ideal world, Mr. H.’s final victim would be a young lady carrying a .380 EZ, or something equally small and handy. Of course, this is Manhattan, so that is not going to happen.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    , @Hail
    , @Clyde
  12. dearieme says:

    Don’t the British have some kind of ASBO system for giving bad actors detailed instructions of what they can’t do?

    Yep, and the name has other uses. We recently had a thuggish swan on the river, given to attacking all and sundry. He was known as Mr Asbo.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-17937026

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
  13. eD says:

    The Peak Stupidty blogger, who often comments here, pointed out recently (https://www.peakstupidity.com/index.php?post=178) that what we really need is more incarceration, but at mental institutions. A lot of these people would have been at funny farms before 1980, after which they were closed down by Republicans and Conservatives. Now they are in the prisons for criminals, or on the streets.

  14. Yep, that Emancipation Proclamation sure did work out well…

    Diversity is Our Strength!

  15. I’m just glad it’s women being attacked. At least this way we might get people to care at least a little.

  16. See!
    See!
    Unz is a Russian Tool!

    Putin did it!

    (All those late nights at the Maddow school of Real News was worth it)

    https://russia-insider.com/en/ron-unz-discusses-his-recent-game-changing-taboo-busting-articles-about-jewish-power-and-history

  17. Anon[314] • Disclaimer says:

    Apparently he is autistic, so it would be bigoted to do anything. Neurodiversity and all!

  18. Anon[314] • Disclaimer says:

    I don’t know where the money would come from, but I think a little legal creativity could solve problems like this. As the Japanese do when they bill the families of train track suicidess for costs, go after the family in court. Sue the kid and his family for a quarter million. Just having to defend a lawsuit is such a hassle that the family will get religion and find a way to keep him off the streets. If you get a big judgment, hint that it would be a lot harder for you to collect on it if they, say, relocated to Portland.

    As for the police, a group of people could take turns filing a complaint every day, indefinitely. Use 30 minutes of a cops time, every day. Check back on the progress of each complaint, every day.

  19. Alain says:

    Well, as your previous articles indicated, the wind seems to be blowing in the opposite direction, and I am afraid it will grow stronger. Consider the example of deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill. The practice was initiated on ideological grounds, but has since been strongly sustained by financial considerations. Never mind the many problems of homelessness, the dollar cost of “re-institutionalization” would be immense. There are so many more attractive ways for politicians to buy votes with taxpayers’ money.

    The force behind “de-incarceration” right now is belief that white racism is disproportionately resulting in the jailing of Black men. The belief an ideological one on the part of white liberals, pure perceived racial self interest on the part of Blacks. We are just starting to see it being implemented in Black controlled criminal jurisdictions, but it will grow. I believe that the ideological and racial forces at work here are much stronger than those behind deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill. Further, once relieved of a measurable portion of the costs of maintaining, and ultimately building, prisons, it will be extremely difficult to find the funds to go back to doing so, even in the unlikely event that Black politicians would wish to.

    As more Black criminals are set free, or are never jailed, for criminal behavior, Black controlled criminal jurisdictions will become even less livable then before. Remaining whites and many Blacks too, will be seek to escape them. I think the likely response from our overlords will be to double down on dispersing blacks into suburban and even rural areas. Well off gentrified inner city areas and suburban gated communities will become even more heavily policed. As for everybody else, well……

    The supreme cynicism and hypocrisy of our rulers, along with their unhinged hatred of “deplorables”, couldn’t be more obvious than in their simultaneously vaunting of Blacks to the skies through every media outlet, and their ill-disguisedly chortling to themselves over inflicting the presence of those same Blacks as punishment on those who cannot afford escape them.

  20. KenH says:

    A case can be made for mass incarceration. There are those who simply made a mistake or two and can learn from it but then there is a whole other element of people who are predisposed to be criminals and keep committing crimes and sometimes escalating to violence and murder.

    Those are the people who should be facing stiff sentences since rehabilitation is not possible and starting in the 1990’s they were which led to major cities becoming livable again. But with the rise of touchy, feely, the negro dindu nuffins and social justice prosecutors and judges who are allowing very violent criminals to plead down to lesser charges this could usher in a return to the crime levels of the 1970’s and 80’s.

  21. Xavier CR says:

    Last year sometime Steve mentioned he was reading Nietzsche’s Genealogy of Morals. This quote (2:10) is highly relevant.

    It is not impossible to imagine society so conscious of its power that it could allow itself the noblest luxury available to it, – that of letting its malefactors go unpunished. ‘What do I care about my parasites’, it could say, ‘let them live and flourish: I am strong enough for all that!’ … Justice, which began by saying ‘Everything can be paid off, everything must be paid off’, ends by turning a blind eye and letting off those unable to pay, – it ends, like every good thing on earth, by sublimating itself. The self-sublimation of justice: we know what a nice name it gives itself – mercy; it remains, of course, the prerogative of the most powerful man, better still, his way of being beyond the law.

    Also Kuhn’s theory that the death of one generation of scientists is often decisive for change in the prevailing consensus. There’s a lot of social scientists who lived through the Warren Court era who are no longer around to caution about repeating the experiment (like the late Nathan Glazer). But more broadly, who in a position of influence today remembers Taxi Driver era NYC? And those who do have an incentive to forget.

  22. KenH says:
    @Sean

    That’s because there’s no blacks in N. Korea and the only one they might let in is Dennis Rodman. The greatest threat to a black man’s life in America is another black man. Not a white nationalist or average white person.

  23. KenH says:
    @The Alarmist

    Public Order and Safety are so White Privilege.

    The (((loony left))) and negro malcontents tell us that public order and safety are white male constructs, so must be abolished.

  24. @eD

    The ACLU started “de-instituionalization” lawsuits in the 60s. When it was figured out by Republicans that it was cheaper to let crazies roam the streets, they stopped fighting the lawsuits. The Democrats supported it for feelz.

  25. “Maybe We Need More Mass Incarceration?”

    No, not really. What the US needs is mass repatriation of non rehabilitatable African descendants. Choosing between incarcerating a 100,000+ violent negros permanently on the tax payer dime or returning them to Africa where they can be free to be themselves seems like a fairly easy decision, morally speaking.

    But alas, that would be racist or something. Better to let them run free on American streets, where they can continue to assault whites, instead of making the tough decision. I mean we can’t expect our intellectual betters to have to make tough decisions, right?

    • Replies: @nebulafox
  26. @Tiny Duck

    Please have some more coffee. I’ve never seen that many typos in one of your comments.

  27. jim jones says:

    My position is that it is safer to assume that all Black people are insane and therefore to give them a wide berth.

    • Replies: @Joseph Doaks
  28. Rob Lee says:

    Top article written by “Checkey Beckford”?

    I must be reading this site too much… my initial impulse was to suspect the writer of actually being named “Becky Checkford,” but wanting to alter her name so as to not trigger anyone and be discounted on her intersectional Pokemon total because wokeness.

  29. Looks like Becky Checkford had to submit that article under an alias.

    • Replies: @PhysicistDave
  30. Hail says: • Website
    @Autochthon

    the recidivist monster who did this to him, if he is deemed a head case, should be locked away in the Funny Farm

    Human nature is such that there is always a clamor to shut barn doors after thieves have already made off with horses (to use an imprecise metaphor here).

    Yes, the horse-thief is guilty (including if the horse-thief is “mentally unfit for trial”), but who unlocked the barn door, left it unlocked, and left it wide open? And why?

    What if locals suspect malice, and prominent local investigator K. MacDonald finds strong evidence that the barn door was left open maliciously, to undermine the farmer whom the door-opener has always hated?

    Unlocking a door is surely not a serious crime in itself, and carries a lot of plausible deniability…

  31. Anon7 says:

    OT: more on the Black Vikings, this lunatic Time magazine article claims that guns are not the only weapons of white supremacists – they also create white power narratives, so ”we” must create counternarratives of multicultural and diverse Vikings. So I guess historical statements about Vikings just need to “counter” the white political narrative, rather than be true or false.

    http://time.com/5569399/viking-history-white-nationalists/?amp=true

    So, is that what Hamilton is supposed to be? A counternarrative?

  32. @Autochthon

    “We have involuntary confinement to medical and psychiatric institutions … Shady Meadows Home for the Touched … the Funny Farm …”

    No, we don’t have those anymore. De-institutionalization happened.

    Now what we have is, as you say, courts “sending these kinds of whackos on their way with no more than a fingerwagging to take their Xanax (or whatever)”. That is the institution now.

    This is the world the smart people created.

  33. I’m really surprised more of these guys don’t end up dead in an alley someplace.

    • Replies: @PV van der Byl
  34. @Sean

    For humanitarian reasons, I am all on board with shipping our Black population to North Korea, where they will be safe.

  35. I know how to solve this problem. A bunch of journalists and citizen activists should test the hug thug every day, record his inappropriate responses, even harass him to put some amplitude on his reactions so there’s no doubt this guy’s f’ing crazy. Then you could share the videos with anyone who’s morbidly fascinated enough to watch so they can go bug the hug thug too. Pretty soon a line will be crossed so that police can no longer determine who/whom. But, hey, it’s fun to torment a crazy, homeless beggar and get away with it.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  36. he’d been panhandling with a “Free Hugs” sign at tourist destinations in Manhattan. But when a white girl would tell him she didn’t want a hug, he sometimes would get really mad and punch her.

    As I recall, it wasn’t just that he was hugging uninvited, but that even when invited, it turned out the hugs weren’t free and he wanted to be paid after all and got aggressive about it.

    I mention this because while I understand that boring old assault and battery are insufficiently fashionable crimes for the très chic Manhattan DA’s office to prosecute, maybe false advertising is something they still understand near Madison Avenue?

  37. anonymous[359] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    Bernie Goetz is a hero.

    • Replies: @hhsiii
  38. @Anon

    “Just having to defend a lawsuit is such a hassle that the family will get religion and find a way to keep him off the streets. ”

    What is this magic way the family will use to keep an adult off the streets? If it were this easy we wouldn’t have the problem in the first place. The system is stacked in favor of the mentally ill offender. Their families are more frustrated than anyone.

  39. Hail says: • Website
    @Anonymous

    His name was Larry Hogue [born ca. 1944].

    The case seems a good metaphor for that unfortunate, mid-late-20th-century-and-on Blue-America tendency towards weakness — inability to fight back, with state apparatus and cultural apparatus both as weakness-enforcement mechanisms.

    This “Crazy Larry” case looks to have been often commented upon as such (a metaphor for tragic, liberal weakness) in his media heyday in the early 1990s.

    (A similar subject was treated at length by that excellent Feb. 2019 Seattle news documentary. It deals with the pathetic decline of Seattle into a homeless drug addict playpen, abetted by the courts, which was accelerated in the 2010s, purportedly since the mid 2010s in particular. People have been posting the link to the documentary in iSteve comments [most recently today, here] but Steve has for some reason not given its own post.)

    Larry Hogue, in media spotlight, 1993:

    It looks like Larry was out of commission from the mid-late 1990s to the late 2000s, before being released in 2009, right back to the Upper West Side of Manhattan, spotted by longtimers, and thereby briefly back in the news:

    Before he was put away, Hogue…menaced the neighborhood around 96th St. [reportedly from 1985 to c.1994?; similar behavior elsewhere from 1970s].

    He was big and he was bad, regularly mugging people to support his drug habit. He set fires under cars, heaved rocks through stained glass church windows, masturbated in front of kids, stalked seniors and threatened children with nail-studded clubs.

    Cops would arrest him and take him to the psychiatric ward, where he would be cut off from his crack supply. After a few weeks his demons would disappear and he’d be back to his old tricks on W. 96th St.

    Word that Hogue was once again on the loose on 96th St. [in May 2009] — even for a short time — sent a chill through area residents.

    Whereabouts in the 2010s, unknown.

  40. @Autochthon

    A perfect metaphor for liberalism.

    “Why the long face, Mr. & Mrs. Responsibilityuns*? Here, let me give you a hug. You look like you need one.”

    “No thanks. I just want to be left alone, free to do my own thing.”

    “Well, that there’s your whole problem. You see, your unwillingness to share hugs with me means that you’re afraid. But we’re all equals, aren’t we? So what have you to be afraid of? You do agree that we’re all equals, don’t you? You’re not a racist by any chance are you?”

    “Um, no. It’s just that I, uh…..I’m a little uncomfortable with uh…..a stranger and all…..that I, um….

    “That you what? That you don’t want to hug a black man because his black cooties may rub off on you? Well then, take this, b*tch!”………Smack!….”Serves you right for insulting me! Freaking deplorables.”

    (Remember when freedom to “Do your own thing” was the mantra of the left? Wha happen?)

    *https://www.theonion.com/funyuns-still-outselling-responsibilityuns-1819565539

  41. Enemy of Earth reporting live just outside Little Mogadishu:

    Stunning development in MoA attack on young person. Local media actually showed a picture of the alleged perpetrator. Hipsters in the Twin Cities shaken by this blatant act of racism (the picture not the attack).

    https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/04/12/witnesses-woman-says-her-child-was-thrown-from-3rd-floor-balcony-at-mall-of-america/

  42. @eD

    “they were closed down by Republicans and Conservatives”

    This is another blood libel I’m getting tired of refuting, but from the early seeding of “how dare we judge another human’s sanity” to the rigged TV exposés, the entire de-institutionalization project has been a program of the clever Left.

    Yes, at some point some Republican legislators signed onto de-institutionalization bills, lured by false promises of cost savings, but their overall culpability is about about the same as the 9/11 ticket agent who didn’t stop Mohammed Atta. The trigger-pullers in this ongoing national disaster are all on the left.

    • Replies: @stillCARealist
    , @Lot
  43. George says:

    A Mental institution might have been a better alternative.

    HOW RELEASE OF MENTAL PATIENTS BEGAN
    https://www.nytimes.com/1984/10/30/science/how-release-of-mental-patients-began.html

    Probably someday you will need to present ID or have your face scanned to enter a mall.

  44. Epicaric says:
    @eD

    These hospitals were State institutions, not Federal. Federal grants were provided to assist in funding these hospitals. Reagan merely shifted funding from earmarked to block grants, allowing the individual States to determine at their own discretion what the State’s budgetary priorities would be. If the State wished to spend more money on roads and primary healthcare, and less on mental institutions, it would now be their prerogative to do so.
    However, pressure had been building across the country to end the practice of allowing families to commit members to these hospitals against the wishes of the individual. One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest has been very influential. States across the nation introduced laws banning the practice of involuntary committal.
    Reagan did so as Governor in California. Democratic and Republican governors did so in states across the country.

  45. @eD

    Not true. The Left went judge shopping in the 70s until they found one who declared mental illness a lifestyle choice, making it impossible to commit anyone who was not violent. States at one point had 30% of their hospital beds devoted to nutters, so they were happy to buy into the Left’s solution that we should let all these people out and give them their meds from community centers. Yet the lie endures that this is all the Republican’s fault.

    • Replies: @Grace Jones
  46. Flip says:

    If the government stops protecting ordinary citizens, then mafia style vigilante justice is going to start happening as it often does in Latin America. Pay back can be pretty quick in Brazil or Mexico.

  47. Alfa158 says:
    @Tiny Duck

    Normally I mark down TD for exaggerating the wacky malapropisms and misspellings, but I think in this case it is appropriate since he is emphasizing just how bug-f**k insane this whole situation is.

  48. Alfa158 says:

    The only thing I find surprising about this story is that he hasn’t escalated. Usually violent psychopaths keep raising the level of the crimes they commit in order to get the same level of gratification or relief from his demons. I would have expected that by now his latest crime would have been kidnaping, raping and murdering a young White woman and leaving her body in a dumpster.

    • Replies: @Meretricious
  49. captflee says:
    @Hail

    Whereabouts unknown…
    having been for a while a denizen of Rio de Janeiro in those heady days a few years after the end of the military government, I recall that was a common final destination for those street criminals insufficiently armed and organized. While I cannot say that I agree with the use of death squads, I can say that I grok their appeal to many.

    • Replies: @Dtbb
  50. @Almost Missouri

    What about the safe space from being triggered world that is our system of higher education? And all the people now playing cops and lawyers who wouldn’t or couldn’t qualify for either profession. Lots of people want actions and words that aren’t criminal made illegal. Some of them go so far as to set someone up for punishment for.an actual crime in order to punish them for an act that was offensive but not illegal.

    Interesting phenomenon to observe in a society that has lost faith in its criminal justice system. Such a society often ignores laws it doesn’t like. Immigration laws come to mind. Corollary to this: Vigilant behavior to punish those who’ve said or done what some person or group believes should be criminal. Stalking executives of companies that do animal testing or destroying property deemed toxic to.the environment are instances of unauthorized correcting of fellow, usually white, citizens. Another form this lack.of faith.in the current system takes is believing that certain types of people are.exempt.from.legal consequences: blacks and Hispanics because of past injustices.

    Tribalism often determines who rejects the legal system as do religious and political dogmas. Vigilantes often resort to the misuse of social media to achieve their ends/get their way. Meanwhile, the institutions that maintain our way of life are being undermined. Either the idiosyncratic establishing of faux laws and consequences will continue until anarchy replaces a once stable government or said government will enact totalitarian measures to protect itself.

    So perhaps you should think before you incite a crowd to create the kind of justice you’d personally prefer. Such interference will eventually be curtailed by intrusive legal policies. That is, assuming the government isn’t weak enough to topple as a result of social justice activism. And, despite those taking matters into their own hands just knowing they are in the right, just maybe, they are also, god forbid, wrong in some way.

  51. res says:

    The more recent Free Hugs guy link was a year and a half ago. What happened?

  52. It might be a good idea take everyone’s license whether go over the speeding limit or not.

  53. @The Alarmist

    The woman filed a complaint with police after the confrontation with Himmelstein. The NYPD said that, due to the nature of the incident, he couldn’t be arrested until officers witness him do it again.

    IDK, at some point i begin to lose respect for Beckys who dont have the sense to tell the authorities that their assailant was white. They can always correct their “error” later by saying they can’t see color.

    You’re never going to get anywhere in this society by accusing black males.

  54. Since it’s a nice day, we took the dog for a stroll over to Washington Square Park and sure enough, there was Jeremy with his big cardboard sign “Free Hugs”. He was sitting on the fountain looking angry.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  55. AmRusDebate says: • Website

    Off topic, but question.

    Where to find IQ data per city.
    I.e. average IQ in London, New York, Paris, Berlin, Tokyo, etc.

    anyone?

    Thanks

  56. anonymous[119] • Disclaimer says:

    They’re black and so are to get a pass up to the point where the lefties who are living sheltered lives are actually affected themselves. Then it’s a matter of supposedly protecting women, another leftist trope. One protected species impinges upon another; who is more important in the hierarchy? Were criminal violators sent to prison at a rate conforming to their transgressions the incarceration rate would really skew black, something that wouldn’t look good. It would look like slavery and chain gangs all over again. Just think about the unsolved murder rate of a place like Chicago and how so many go unpunished. It’s the image that they’re worried about. The safety of street level pedestrians is something that gets sacrificed. Oh, and Reagan closed the mental hospitals, blame it all on him.

  57. Forget it, Steve. It’s de Blasio Town.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  58. El Dato says:

    How is this going to go down?

    https://twitter.com/rabyaahahmed/status/1116896799695024128/

    Arabic writing pwning the NYP doesn’t sound like a good idea to make people supercomfortable.

  59. Lot says:
    @Almost Missouri

    It was a mistake to release all the mental patients, but some context from the 60s and 70s:

    1. Public realization that lobotomies and electroshock had caused a lot of harm with minimal benefits

    2. Exposure of the Soviet practice of political repression through labeling dissidents as mentally ill

    3. Exposes of the poor conditions at some state hospitals

    4. The promise shown by early antidepressants and antipsychotics in outpatient care. They are badly overprescribed now, but their careful early use on extreme cases worked wonders.

    With that in mind, I don’t think what was a horrible public policy mistake was much motivated by willful evil the way the “abolish prison” movement is now.

  60. Like many other things in the contemporary USA, mass incarceration contradicts the idea that we live in a country that values liberty.

    Some scholars point out that it takes a “virtuous people” to keep a society founded on the concept of liberty.

    It is indeed conspicuous that Black men are the most incarcerated group.

    Just like we cannot critique the mostly white, dual-earner parents who raised—or who let low-wage daycare workers or elderly grandparents raise—most of America’s white mass school shooters, we cannot critique the working single moms who raised many (if not most) of the Black men incarcerated en mass in the USA for serious, violent crimes.

    Working moms at the high end and the low end of American society are 100% above critique in the fake-feminist era.

    Moms are above critique no matter how few hours they work due to the crony-absenteeism gangs in the many discriminatory, voted-best-for-moms jobs in America, and moms are above critique due to womb productivity in of itself.

    If you suggest that this womb-privileged setup is anything but feminist, you are a sexist.

    Why is it that Black women are not committing anything like as many violent crimes as Black men?

    They live in the same environment. I say it is because of the natural, biological differences between men and women, but most of those women also lack the economic pressure that the men face due to government-financed womb production.

    The women don’t commit as many violent crimes—not even close—but they are raising the incarcerated men, and society is paying a larger percentage of Black women than white women per child produced. Government pays single-breadwinner moms when they stay under the earned-income limits for various welfare programs, providing them with free groceries, subsidized rent, monthly cash assistance, free electricity and up to $6,431 in refundable child tax credit cash.

    This rigged setup is working for America’s many cheapskate employers who do not need to pay single moms much, or to provide them with full-time employment, since their pay from government for womb-productive sex covers their major household bills, but it is not working for the Black men who are not paid by welfare programs and the US Treasury Department for their part in the womb-productive sex.

    The situation has gotten much worse in this era, when the Republican / Democrat Uniparty favors illegal / legal immigrant workers in all labor policy, in addition to accommodating cheapskate corporations in offshoring many of the industrial jobs once held by Black (and many white) men.

    This rigged setup also does not work for the many childless, single women whose wages are set low by this pay-per-birth system, in which single-breadwinner moms benefit financially from low wages and part-time hours that keep them qualified for womb-productivity-based welfare. Single, childless women must cover all household bills on earned-only income, not that childless, single women outside of the top 20% of earners count in any way in the fake-feminist era—an era in which womb productivity trumps all, regardless of life outcomes.

    Nor is this pay-per-birth setup working for American society, which is becoming less free and more violent. Or, the violence is held in abeyance only by a mass incarceration system that is antithetical to the concept that the USA is a free country.

    The people who will be hurt the worst by reducing mass incarceration are 1) Black women who live in dangerous neighborhoods and 2) millions of single, childless, welfare-ineligible women (of all races) who are paid so little that they cannot afford to rent an apartment in a safe area of town. Most of them cannot afford rent at all since rent is not much cheaper in high-crime areas.

    Women are far less strong than men and much, much less physically aggressive, and thus, many Black women living in high-crime neighborhoods will needlessly die or suffer grievous injuries due to any mass release of prisoners, particularly since those men will be un or underemployed.

    Not that it is much of a concession, but at least, many of the womb-productive women won’t be paying for the privilege of increased exposure to violent crime, whereas the single, childless, non-welfare-eligible, non-child-tax-credit-cashing women who will suffer the same fate will be paying for every penny of it, with rent in those high-crime areas consuming more than half of their pay.

    They didn’t get to have children, but they will get to pay the price for the heinous actions of the poorly raised, pay-per-birth children of other women, just like they pay the economic price for the rigged, pay-per-birth, welfare-sustained labor market. It is a lose / lose / lose for this group.

  61. TWS says:

    We know it’s the only way to limit crime, thus it will not happen until we have tried everything else.

  62. @Lot

    3. Exposes of the poor conditions at some state hospitals

    Geraldo Rivera made his name reporting that inmates at Willowbrook State School for the mentally retarded were living in deplorable conditions. Willowbrook was closed, but those who would once have been housed at places like that are still living in deplorable conditions, now on the public streets of our major cities. Progress!

  63. According to generations of detective fiction, it takes a super-smart guy to commit the perfect murder, foil the police and get away with it.

    Given all the unsolved murders in the black communities in major American cities, apparently those black murderers have unrealized cognitive potentials that we should try to develop for the good of society.

    • Replies: @TWS
  64. J1234 says:

    The free hugs guy needs to go to Vermont or some other constitutional carry place and try that routine.

  65. Anonymous[769] • Disclaimer says:
    @Lot

    Yes, it was an experiment that had to be tried. Like prohibition.

  66. @jim jones

    A more accurate assumption would be that most black people you encounter will have the IQ and social skills of the average 12-year-old. The fact that they inhabit adult bodies is highly misleading.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @ben tillman
  67. The most entertaining New York City panhandler was the “Antisemitic Elmo” from a couple of years back. He was arrested numerous times and eventually made it out to California (like most nuts do) and was arrested there as well. The NY Post covered his exploits in detail. A disturbed individual.

    This video is classic. When the magician in the red heart jacket steps to Elmo, it gives me hope for New York, and maybe the world.

    DO I LOOK LIKE I”M PLAYING WITH YOU ELMO!!

    • Replies: @Lot
    , @Reg Cæsar
  68. @Alain

    The force behind “de-incarceration” right now is belief that white racism is disproportionately resulting in the jailing of Black men.

    No, that’s the justification for the policy. The force implements the policy without public support or knowledge while inducing false beliefs in hopes of perpetuating it. The “force” is not a belief; the “force” is a group of people.

  69. Dan Smith says:

    Last summer a similar incident to the MOA toddler toss occurred at a local water park. An autistic 18 year old became frustrated at having to wait his turn at the top of a water slide and heaved the nearest kid over the side. The victim survived with serious injuries. The perp was deemed “unfit to stand trial” because of his disability. He was not a POC. No mention made of who let him loose unsupervised in the first place. I suspect the same outcome awaits Emmanuel. Free to roam and create mayhem.

  70. @Tiny Duck

    Maybe we should educate African-Americans not to throw children of whatever race off of third floor balconies.

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Commenter
  71. Lot says:
    @Clifford Brown

    Antisemite Elmo is the cutest most huggable antisemite next to Pikachu Hitler.

  72. Dtbb says:
    @captflee

    For All the Rude People by Jack Ritchie is an interesting old short story along those lines.

    • Replies: @captflee
  73. @Alain

    “The practice was initiated on ideological grounds, but has since been strongly sustained by financial considerations. Never mind the many problems of homelessness, the dollar cost of “re-institutionalization” would be immense. “

    The UK is another place where it would cost a fortune to reinstate the old ‘loony bins’, massive Victorian structures in extensive parklands. Colney Hatch, below, was grander than most – the recently revealed Ripper, Aaron Cosminski, was an inmate . It’s now luxury flats for the wealthy, while the mentally ill stab people on London streets or shove them under Tube trains.

  74. SafeNow says:

    The Mall of America has “Behavior Detection Officers” (“BDO’s”) a 240-hour course. Extensive training in spotting suspiciousness. Trained in Israel…

    • Replies: @Bubba
  75. Now that Tiger’s back blacks will get back with the program and all aspire to become good whites like Nipsey Hussle was on the road to doing before he was tragically struck down. Then we won’t need mass incarceration any more.

    Credit to Trump for making Tiger great again. Now he can get to work on OJ, Cosby, and Obama.

    • Replies: @Lagertha
  76. @Anon

    Sue the kid and his family for a quarter million. Just having to defend a lawsuit is such a hassle that the family will get religion and find a way to keep him off the streets.

    Dude, they’re black. Sue them? For what—their family’s net worth might be a few hundred bucks. Imprison them? Half the family is already in jail or dodging a warrant.

    Blacks aren’t Japanese. What works for one won’t work for the other. That’s HBD in a nutshell.

  77. @Lot

    2. Exposure of the Soviet practice of political repression through labeling dissidents as mentally ill

    Everyone here should think about that.

  78. hhsiii says:
    @anonymous

    Bernie sometimes hangs out at a beer place i frequent in Manhattan with his pet squirrel. Taking a cue from Steve I won’t say where. And he is known to take out a joint and light up until reminded to take it outside. Rock on, Bernie.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Bubba
  79. “Mass incarceration” has never really existed in practice.

    See the book “The Criminal Justice Club,” by Walt Lewis, a retired Deputy DA of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

    The book is available at http:waltlewis.com or Amazon. Though published in 2008, it’s more than relevant today.

  80. @Hail

    If not for crack,imagine the contributions he could have made!

  81. anonymous[354] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hail

    “Whereabouts in the 2010s, unknown.”
    Hopefully pushing up daisies somewhere.

    Thank you for the research and update, Hail.

  82. Anonymous[414] • Disclaimer says:
    @miss marple

    From everything I’ve heard & read, the “free hugs” guy, who is black, only insisted on hugs from white women. If the “free hug” took place, he would then insist on payment (a tip). And if payment was denied or if the “free hug” was refused, he would commit assault, and, often, battery. Apparently he was sane enough not to try this on women-of-color, or men of any color.

  83. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hannah Katz

    Its actually not like that. I was there at Thanksgiving. Very upbeat place. Absolutely packed, and, like most of the Upper midwest, noticeably nearly all whites.

    I did notice there was virtually no security of anykind. Dont think I even saw a mall cop.

  84. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    Is that near MAGA country ?

  85. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @hhsiii

    ” I would, without any hesitation, shoot a violent criminal again.
    You can’t let yourself be pushed around. You can’t live in fear. That’s no way to live your life. ”

    Berns, remove predator.

  86. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Prodigal son

    This was a super predator is what we got here..

    – H. clinton

  87. Steve Pinker posted this on Twitter. What do you think Steve?

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/08/books/review/emily-bazelon-charged.html

    If you aspired to high office in the 20th and early 21st centuries, this was sound advice: Get thee to a prosecutor’s office. Politicians from both parties, from Democrats like John Kerry to Republicans like Rudolph Giuliani, parlayed prosecutorial perches into political power and nationwide fame.

    The basic recipe for using a prosecutor’s post as a springboard into politics required being “tough on crime,” protecting the public by putting criminals behind bars. The vast majority of state and local prosecutors in the United States are elected, and taking a punitive tack was generally considered to be the path to re-election — and, frequently, election to higher office. Prosecutors had strong incentives to be harsh rather than lenient (or merciful) when dealing with defendants, and those incentives helped shape the criminal justice system as we know it today. In the words of the law professor and historian Jed Shugerman, a scholar of prosecutors turned politicians: “The emergence of the prosecutor’s office as a steppingstone for higher office” has had “dramatic consequences in American criminal law and mass incarceration.”

    • Replies: @Flip
  88. Coag says:

    White progressives increasingly use blacks purely as a violent weapon to disrupt middle- and working-class white communities. It’s futile for normal middle class whites to continue to react defensively to these attacks from the progressives. The only way to avoid being buried is to go on the offense—use democratic means to wield blacks as a weapon against the progressives. It’s high time for conservatives to weaponize integration, low-income housing, and homelessness against affluent liberal strongholds, including universities, goodwhite enclaves on the East and West Coast, and woke corporations.

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @Steve Richter
  89. Anon[997] • Disclaimer says:

    Hugphobia. We have xenophobia and islamophobia already.

    Libs have whitephobia and europhobia.

    Its fun to turn left buzzwords around and apply them back at em’

  90. Don’t the British have some kind of ASBO system for giving bad actors detailed instructions of what they can’t do? Why, for example, is the Hug Thug allowed in any tourist destination?

    Crossing boundaries at will, especially when it makes whites uncomfortable, seems to be a black thing. Recall my issues with Mr. Let’s Shake Hands Guy*, the three female teens who were “air drying” themselves au naturel at an I-75 rest stop, and the thug in the mall who decided the 5 year old white boy needed to be thrown off the balcony.

    An ASBO would need to be imposed on the entire black race.

    *The goon who interrupted everybody’s work everyday to shake hands and spread good will.

  91. guest says:

    Why can’t whatever mob family that owns Times Square just chase him off with bats whenever he shows up?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  92. Bubba says:
    @Autochthon

    New York City has a history of mentally ill (usually black) street people who suddenly become liberal propaganda celebrities for the NYT’s, the ACLU, Harvard, etc…

    https://www.nytimes.com/1988/02/15/nyregion/joyce-brown-s-ascent-from-anonymity.html

    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1987-12-20-mn-30214-story.html

    https://www.nytimes.com/1987/11/13/nyregion/homeless-woman-sent-to-hospital-under-koch-plan-is-ordered-freed.html

    Nonsense like this eventually resulted in the election of Rudy Giuliani. However, it has returned with a vengeance under the current NYC Burgermeister formerly known as Warren von Wilhelm (a.k.a. Bill DeBlasio).

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Autochthon
  93. Bubba says:
    @hhsiii

    Please tell him he was my hero when I was growing up. Thank you.

  94. Lagertha says:
    @Alain

    Agree; sooner or later, however, it will hit the elites more, since the Coastal cities (incl. Great Lakes) are where crazy people want to be/live on the streets…they want to be where all the people are – crazy people do not like to be alone.

    Most white balkanization, currently, is to boring states and small towns…and very expensive smaller cities, towns and cities that do not appeal to the formerly incarcerated.

    Once rioting starts on the streets & highways in Palo Alto/Menlo/Mountain View/in Marin country, all bets are off. By then, most cops have decided to take a job in Oklahoma or Tennessee, you know, move the family east; less of a hassle, and the end of the put downs.

    There is a bit of a return to the roots by founding stock Americans to Greater Appalachia, Allegheny range, Missouri River towns….especially the touristy towns (like Asheville, NC).

    California, NYC already has a dearth of carpenters, plumbers, electricians, builders; soon cops and EMT’s. Rent is too damn high!

    • Agree: Desiderius
    • Replies: @Flip
  95. @Chris from Gresham

    Chris from Gresham wrote:

    Looks like Becky Checkford had to submit that article under an alias.

    Nope, seems that is her real name, and she appears to be black.

    You know, a lot of sane black people are really sick of all this — after all, the main victims of black crime are other blacks. And, black folks are allowed to tell the truth.

    The most important form of white racism in this country is the failure to take seriously black-on-black crime.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  96. Lagertha says:
    @Desiderius

    Golf and Tiger: half black guy who had many back surgeries; destroyed his marriage & family with a beautiful blonde (that alone, is criminal behavior 😀 ), was marooned emotionally; messed up for a decade (his own doing), never once blamed anyone but himself.

    Most minorities and Democrats who blame whitey for everything, can’t relate to Tiger: Tiger is an anomaly. Tiger took responsibility for messing up and wasting more than a decade, but he never made excuses for screwing up his life. But, Democrats, POC/Coaltion of the Fringes will not celebrate Tiger’s win because it is whitey-white golf.

  97. Pontius says:
    @Autochthon

    There is currently a police officer on trial here in Ottawa for taking down a serial groper, who unfortunately died during the arrest. Early reports were of a simple but gentle soul who didn’t know he was doing wrong. They quickly morphed into tales of unwanted touching, and of him being feared “in the communitah” for his unpredictable and violent behavior. Witness testimony is quickly breaking down, with doctored video being uncovered and witness statements being shown to be obviously false/misleading. Hopefully he is exonerated, as it looks he will be. But, you never know…

    The safety of the general public should not be at the mercy of some people’s ability to take their medication on time.

    https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/judge-issues-caution-after-courtroom-security-risk-from-public-gallery

  98. Dumbo says:
    @Autochthon

    Such is the liberal madness (literally) that Chinese immigrant to Canada and violent schizophrenic Vince Li, who decapitated and ate another passenger in a Greyhound bus ten years ago, is currently free and with no criminal record. He is not even forced to take his anti-psychotic medicines. Courts and psychologists say “he’s alright”.

    What’s a little decapitation and cannibalism, right?

    Oh he is a Canadian citizen and goes by the very Canadian name of Will Baker now.

  99. Anon[314] • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    https://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ln-nipsey-hussle-youtube-historians-20190414-story.html

    This article dances around a topic that I had suspected to be true: Nipsey Hustle was not that famous of a rapper outside of his immediate neighborhood.

    It seems some sort of weird reality warp took place where it was in the interest of business partners and Los Angeles rappers that this be looked upon as the assassination of a major star. Local politicians, afraid to appear racist and unhip, fell in line. Cops looking for bigger budgets for anti gang units saw the benefit of playing it up. Cultural writers in web and mainstream media were embarrassed to let on that they had never heard of the guy, so they faked it, feeling that to do otherwise would cast them as out of touch.

    Nobody really bothered to listen to his sing songy music or read his purile lyrics, or if they did they thought they were too old to appreciate genius.

    Next thing you know, Staples with Farrakhan and Obama.

    • Replies: @Kaganovitch
  100. @PhysicistDave

    The most important form of white racism in this country is the failure to take seriously black-on-black crime.

    Yep. Black lives matter. No homo.

  101. This fellow manages to avoid legal trouble:

    https://www.nakedcowboy.com/

    And who says Hispanics can’t be patriotic Americans?

    • Replies: @guest
  102. nebulafox says:
    @MikeatMikedotMike

    Good idea! Why don’t we deport non-rehabilitable white trash back to Europe, while we are at it?

    21st Century American blacks have about as much connection with Africa, emotional or psychological, that I do with Upper Silesia or Derry County. Grow up. This is a fully American pathology. Detroit has literacy rates worse than most of sub-Saharan Africa, where even peasant who really are illiterate because of grinding poverty are usually still multilingual.

    • Replies: @MikeatMikedotMike
  103. By Checkey Beckford

    Her namesake lives!

    When he was half his present age, he led the Kentucky Derby for almost two whole minutes:

  104. @Clifford Brown

    He was arrested numerous times and eventually made it out to California (like most nuts do)

    Frank Lloyd Wright once said that America must be tilted to the southwest, because everything loose ends up in California.

    • Replies: @Clifford Brown
  105. @nebulafox

    ” Why don’t we deport non-rehabilitable white trash back to Europe, while we are at it? ”

    There is a term known as “per-capita.” You should look into it. Exclude black rates from US violent crime data and it resembles any homogeneous European country.

    “21st Century American blacks have about as much connection with Africa, emotional or psychological, that I do with Upper Silesia or Derry County.”

    They have more of a connection to Africa than they do Western Civilization, and they illustrate this fact on a regular basis.

    “This is a fully American pathology. ”

    HAHAHAHAHA. Yeah, ok. This is a pathology that is the result of excusing responsibility and accountability for an entire group of people over the last 50 years.

    “Detroit has literacy rates worse than most of sub-Saharan Africa, where even peasant who really are illiterate because of grinding poverty are usually still multilingual.”

    The African peasant is not on welfare, at least, not like the African Detrioter. Being responsible for his own survival is a hell of a motivator.

    “Grow up” I did. I discarded the altruism and egalitarianism that currently impedes your thought process.

    • Agree: Bubba
    • Replies: @obwandiyag
  106. MBlanc46 says:

    We absolutely need more and longer incarceration. Here in Chicago, just about every time a killing is sufficiently heinous to make the news, it turns out that the killer has multiple arrests and often convictions for crimes ranging from substance possession and domestic violence to armed robbery. Sometimes he’s on probation, or parole, or is wearing an ankle monitor, or has cut his ankle monitor off. It’s catch-and-release until he finally kills someone.

  107. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @guest

    In the days when the mob controlled towns and chunks of NYC, the Hug Thug would have been dealt with by the outfit as a general nuisance. And if he was unlucky enough to assault the wife or daughter or mother or mistress of anyone connected, he’d be a floater in the East River.

  108. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Bubba

    Burgermeister formerly known as Warren von Wilhelm (a.k.a. Bill DeBlasio).

    Burgermeister Meisterscheißhaus?

    • Replies: @Bubba
  109. @Anon

    This article dances around a topic that I had suspected to be true: Nipsey Hustle was not that famous of a rapper outside of his immediate neighborhood.

    I work in a big food service operation in the Northeast , which is around half Black. Last week I asked 31 black guys ages 22-35 if they ever heard of Nipsey b4 his recent martyrdom. 5 out of 31 said they had, and I’m pretty sure 2 of those were lying. At this rate he is going to displace Tubman on the 20 bill.

    • Replies: @Peter Akuleyev
  110. Mass incarceration is idiotic because the vast, vast majority of Americans who are being arrested today are 100% innocent of any real crime. They have not robbed, assaulted, or harmed anyone. They are just as innocent as the Jews were in National Socialist Germany and that includes ninety percent of those who are being attacked by swat goons. By the way, stopping and searching Americans for guns and drugs are CRIMES! They are direct violations of the Second and Fourth Amendments which are the supreme laws of the land. Abolishing all tax funded police would reduce crime by at least ninety percent because more than ninety percent of all real crimes such as armed assaults, armed home invasions, and theft are being committed by the police. The few criminals that do exist can best be dealt with by voluntarily funded police who would only be authorized to arrest real criminals who commit real crimes such as assault, theft, disturbing the peace.

    The truth is that the lawmakers and their enforcement agents have destroyed America. They have transformed the former land of the free into the world’s leading police-prison state with the world’s largest prison population and the world’s highest rate of incarceration. After several decades of escalating their so-called war on drugs which has expanded to include guns and cash, military-style assaults against peaceful Americans are now taking place in every city and town across the land. Honest decent Americans are routinely being treated like they are worse than murderers. There are probably more SWAT goons kicking down the doors of peaceful families in America today than there were in Nazi Germany. Likewise, more and more cops have enthusiastically adopted the policies of Comply or Die and Zero-tolerance which are Nazi-Totalitarian policies. Anyone who is not politically connected or a member of the ruling class can now be legally murdered by any cop. The killer only needs to say that he was “in fear” or thought that the suspect possessed a weapon, or thought that the victim’s cell phone was a gun, or the victim’s wallet was a gun, etc. And that’s the end of it. Case closed. The killer gets a paid vacation and the victims family gets a corpse. The country is now being ruled by violent, vicious, psychopaths who laugh at the principle of individual rights, the principle upon which this country was founded. –[email protected]

  111. guest says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    If not public indecency, the “Naked” Cowboy should go to jail for false advertising.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  112. @guest

    If not public indecency, the “Naked” Cowboy should go to jail for false advertising.

    Depends on how he holds his instrument.

  113. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Joseph Doaks

    A more accurate assumption would be that most black people you encounter will have the IQ and social skills of the average 12-year-old. The fact that they inhabit adult bodies is highly misleading.

    When dealing with underclass or average blacks that’s dead nuts on. The talented tenth are like fifteen or sixteen year olds. The bottom decile are four year olds.

    The post-Reconstruction, pre-“civil rights” South knew that and structured their societies with laws we call “Jim Crow” accordingly. The talented tenth left. The ones who stayed mostly behaved, but when they got out of line too bad there was Parchman, Angola, or the rope.

  114. @Reg Cæsar

    Those California eccentrics were patrons of some of Frank Lloyd Wright’s best work.

    • Replies: @guest
  115. guest says:
    @Clifford Brown

    FLW’s best work = world’s tallest midgets.

  116. @Freedom_First

    Thank god for people with half a lick of sense like you. These crap on here are unbelievable.

  117. @MikeatMikedotMike

    My god. You are the absolute caricature of the clodhopper idiot.

  118. @Kaganovitch

    If it weren’t for this blog I still would never have heard of Nipsey. I assume, like most white guys my age, when I pick up a newspaper I just don’t bother reading articles about dead rap stars, and I don’t watch TV news.

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
  119. @Steve Richter

    bored identity strongly believes, that his real intention was to demo to his blackstituents how gentrification,or MSBOFMKPGFTFT (Make South Bend Over For My Kind of People Great For The First Time) – as Mayor Pete likes to call it, should be considered as a fair-trade-off for incoming Reparation H.

    The Official Who-Whom Sticking Schedule :

    The Velvet Man, INC (South Bend Over Chapter ) will have honors to stick it first to the South Bend Over Blacks, and then South Bend Over Blacks can do plenty of sticking to South Bend Over Huwhites, and then South Bend Over Huwhites can stick it to themselves by choosing again between Vice of Pete and Vice of Pence.

  120. IHTG says:

    Mass incarceration has been a mask hiding white liberals from the consequences of their ideas. Unleash the horde!

  121. @Coag

    White progressives increasingly use blacks purely as a violent weapon to disrupt middle- and working-class white communities.

    Towns throughout Northern New Jersey are being systematically destroyed by over population. Everywhere you drive you see new multi family housing developments. Community life is destroyed with rarely a protest heard in public.

  122. Svigor says:

    Well, at least we have These Guys over in the sandbox protecting our kids Israel.

  123. captflee says:
    @Dtbb

    Thanks, Dtbb, I shall check it out!

  124. @Peter Akuleyev

    I should add, that the consensus among the youngish Blacks I spoke to was that the LAPD put out a hit on Nipsey.

    • Replies: @stillCARealist
  125. David says:
    @Hail

    I remember this guy well. One wrong detail, the Mad Man of 96th St didn’t menace people “around” 96th St, just south of it. He mostly menaced white people who were then arriving in large numbers replacing blacks and latinos in the stretch between 86th and 96th. As a friend pointed out at the time, “He’s not crazy because he’s smart enough not to pull his crap north of 96th where he’d be killed in minutes.”

  126. Flip says:
    @Mike Pinker

    Governors Thompson of Illinois and Christie of New Jersey were prosecutors. So was the new mayor of Chicago.

  127. Flip says:
    @Lagertha

    There is a bit of a return to the roots by founding stock Americans to Greater Appalachia, Allegheny range, Missouri River towns….especially the touristy towns (like Asheville, NC).

    I read about the white flight driven boom in Boise.

  128. TWS says:
    @advancedatheist

    Makes as much sense as using Scrabble scores to estimate intelligence.

  129. @Steve Richter

    WTF I like Pete Buttigeg now.

    but how does this innovative idea scale?

  130. Bubba says:
    @Anonymous

    LOL! Thanks for that – loved the “The Year Without a Santa Claus” with Shirley Booth narrating and the Heat Miser/Cold Miser duet – it’s too much!

  131. @Joseph Doaks

    A more accurate assumption would be that most black people you encounter will have the IQ and social skills of the average 12-year-old. The fact that they inhabit adult bodies is highly misleading.

    Intelligence, not IQ. IQ is age-adjusted and is a measurement of intelligence, not intelligence itself.

  132. @kaganovitch

    Isn’t that the conspiracy theory for all their murders and murderers? You’d think they’d get a new story now and then.

    I guess the same thing happens with all groups.

    • Replies: @Kaganovitch
  133. Bubba says:
    @SafeNow

    Really? Seems they are just as useless as Broward County School Resource officer Scot Peterson who was supposed to protect schoolchildren from being murdered by a known psychopath.

  134. @Freedom_First

    Abolishing all tax funded police would reduce crime by at least ninety percent because more than ninety percent of all real crimes such as armed assaults, armed home invasions, and theft are being committed by the police.

    Back this up. I’ll wait. ”At least ninety percent, more than ninety percent”. Sure. I’ll wait.

    If you don’t, you’re full of shit. And so is the sore, resentful Pontiac fellow over there.

    I’ll change my mind — if you back this up. Just backing the ”more than ninety percent of all ‘real’ crimes are being commited by the police” claim is enough. Not interested in your speculations of what would work to reduce crime. Saying the crimes not commited by the police are fake won’t save you, by the way.

    • Replies: @Freedom_First
  135. Svigor says:

    Hey Steve, got a list of all the history you enforce in the comments? I already put “Jews dindu nuffin in Wiemar” on there.

  136. @Almost Missouri

    No, we don’t have those anymore. De-institutionalization happened.

    That’s not entirely correct. We still have state mental hospitals, and patients who are forcibly confined to them. The problem is, we don’t have nearly enough such facilities.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
  137. @Cloudbuster

    This may be one of the negative unintended consequences of RICOing the traditional Five Mafia Families of NYC almost out of existence. Back in the day, getting rid of disorganized criminals like Larry was one of the thongs that organized criminals actually did for their “protection” fees.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Gene Su
  138. @gabriel alberton

    Pick up any newspaper and read the arrest page. You will see that at least 90% of arrests are ridiculous such as possession of this, possession of that, unlicensed this, unregistered that, uninsured this, etc. In other words, they are being arrested because their papers are not in order. I found your reply by accident and note that you did not reply directly to me even though I provided my email.
    [email protected]

    The truth is that the lawmakers and their enforcement agents have destroyed America. They have transformed the former land of the free into the world’s leading police-prison state with the world’s largest prison population and the world’s highest rate of incarceration. Perhaps you should man-up
    and face these facts instead of shooting the messenger.

    • Replies: @gabriel alberton
  139. @Freedom_First

    Pick up any newspaper and read the arrest page. You will see that at least 90% of arrests are ridiculous such as possession of this, possession of that, unlicensed this, unregistered that, uninsured this, etc. In other words, they are being arrested because their papers are not in order.

    You are now claiming, without giving any source, that 90% of arrests are ”ridiculous”, done because people’s ”papers are not in order”. I doubt this as well and I’ll show why (see below); however, it’s way, way less outlandish compared to your original claim that

    ”more than ninety percent of all real crimes such as armed assaults, armed home invasions, and theft are being committed by the police”

    which you didn’t address at all. Instead you’re now saying that ninety percent of arrests are unfounded, not that the police commits more than ninety percent of ”real” crimes. I still call bullshit unless you give a source. Hit me up, if you wanna do it through email: [email protected]

    Here’s a source:

    2017: Of the 1,632,921 drug law violations in the US in 2017, 85.4% (1,394,515) were for possession of a controlled substance. Only 14.6% (238,404) were for sale or manufacture of a drug.

    and

    According to the FBI’s latest Uniform Crime Report released today, law enforcement agencies in the US made more than 1.57 million arrests for drug law violations in 2016, a 5.63% increase over the previous year. That’s one drug arrest every 20 seconds – and over three times more arrests than for all violent crimes combined.

    In 2015, the most recent year for which data is available, 84% of all drug arrests were for simple low-level drug possession – while 43% of all drug arrests (643,121) were for marijuana law violations, and 39% of all drug arrests (574,641) were simply for marijuana possession.

    So nearly 90% of arrests are because someone has weed, or coke, or heroin, or meth etc. on them, not because they’re selling or growing or making it, and that’s over three times more the number of arrests for violent crimes. (over three times more = over four times)

    Relevant math: 0.9*0.8 = 0.72 or 72% at the most of arrests in the United States are due to drug possession. Not over 90%. Even if you consider all drug arrests illegitimate, that’d make nearly 80% of all arrests. Not over 90%.

    Suppose instead that you consider arrests due to drug possession and due to violent crimes to be both unfounded. Whatever. From the data above, that’s somewhere around 2-2.5 million arrests combined per year.

    There are around 2,000 property crimes per year for each 100,000 US residents. These include burglary, larceny, theft. 0.02*320,000,000 = 6,400,000 property crimes a year. 6 million burglaries, thefts, etc. a year. Plausible for a country that size. Are 2 to 3 million [arrests for drug possession per year] ninety percent of 6 million [total property crimes a year]? Nope.

    Note, in passing, that the number of arrests due to violent crime does not equal the number of instances of violent crime per year. There are a million or so instances of violent crime every year in the United States. Not all result in an arrest.

    Also, I’m not shooting the messenger, as in, attacking you for your claims, demanding that you stop making them, etc. I’m saying they’re bullshit, which they sure seem to be. I don’t care who you are, they’d still be wrong. I didn’t say a thing about your person other than that you’re full of shit, bullshitting us, which you are unless you provide a better source than ”pick up the newspaper and read the arrests page”.

    I’m not saying the police don’t arrest many, many people because of ridiculous reasons.
    I’m not doubting the United States has the world’s largest prison population. It has (by far). This is true. Can easily be found out.

    From all I know (I’m not from the US), American police is violent compared to that of other developed countries. They make more arrests and kill more suspects than one would expect from a wealthy nation. This I’d accept. That they commit the majority of ”crimes” there, though? That’s nuts.

    https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2016/crime-in-the-u.s.-2016/topic-pages/tables/table-1

    • Replies: @Freedom_First
  140. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @PV van der Byl

    The Boiardo family ran Newark with an iron fist once. They shook everyone down but-a woman was free to walk the streets 24/7 without getting molested so long as she wore more than two band-aids and a cork and didn’t play the strumpet. (Outright whores were safe too, so long as they paid up. They knew to dress distinctively but with plausible deniability, so kids wouldn’t know they were whores. Johns who beat them up or tried to not pay were treated as street punks.)

    Similarly, any area where the Mob was was safe from street crime and if you minded your own business and didn’t gamble, use dope or get involved with other illegal activity (such as taking a loan from a loanshark) you didn’t get bothered. When someone got whacked, they killed the right guy and no one else.

    Unions were mostly mobbed up but the average union member was not bothered much. They skimmed but if you were a retired Teamster you got your pension.

    It was not ideal but it beat what we have now.

    • Replies: @PV van der Byl
  141. Gene Su says:
    @Autochthon

    We don’t need more mass incarceration. We need to execute a-holes like these on national television. I don’t care if we do it by hanging, firing squad, electrocution, or lethal injection. I want it done fast and in public. Bring back public viewing of the gallows. That will deter a b-tards.

    Question: Who will complain most about what I just suggested?

    • Agree: Autochthon
    • Replies: @Autochthon
  142. @Anonymous

    Yup. I have heard stories very similar to yours from friends who grew up in various neighborhoods in Brooklyn and the Bronx. Although crime in most NYC neighborhoods declined sharply after the mid 90s, those neighborhoods were actually worse off.

  143. @Bubba

    (A twofer is merited for reasons the sage shall appreciate.)

    • Replies: @Bubba
  144. @Gene Su

    An even simpler cure is to cut out the governmental middle-man.

    “An armed society is a polite society.”

    The Moon is a Harsh Mistress waa published almost fifty-four years ago. What’s the point of fostering geniuses with unique insight into the human condition if we then simply ignore their wisdom?

  145. @stillCARealist

    Mark Fuhrman ( or rather Johnny Cochrane)gave them everything they needed for at least another 2 decades.

  146. Gene Su says:
    @PV van der Byl

    If you mugged, raped, or molested someone in a neighborhood controlled by the mob, you were in deep doo-doo and NOT from the law.

    What I don’t get is why I never hear the Crips and Bloods trying to imitate the Italian Mafia by placing an automatic death sentence on any (black) jerk who tried to abuse any (black) child or woman living in the projects.

    Some liberal once said that it’s sad that black criminal gangs can never achieve the success of the Italian Mafia but he had his logic ass-backwards. The reason why blacks can never achieve the success of the organized crime gangs of other ethnies, whether Italian, Japanese, Chinese, or so on is because blacks (and especially black crooks) have no discipline. Read the real-life accounts of the mob. To have an organization like the Mafia, you need to have a tough leader who will impose strict but reasonable rules. His underlings must be willing to follow and enforce those rules. Black crooks don’t like following rules.

  147. @Kevin O'Keeffe

    Yes, there are a few, but apart from the very small number of inmates who have already committed a serious crime who can’t be released without a court order, most of the people therein are released at random on a rotating basis with little more than a finger-wag admonition to “take your meds”, which 95%+ promptly fail to do. Often, even if their families are involved, they are not informed of the release, and they are as surprised as anyone to find out that their relative is living on the streets again. The HIPAA privacy law may or may not protect your medical data from prying eyes, but it definitely protects the hospitals from any scrutiny of their apparently arbitrary handling of these kind of cases, and they like it that way.

    Here is documentary film of a fairly typical case.

    http://godknowswhereiam.com/

    tl;dw: For no apparent reason, a paranoid schizophrenic woman in a New Hampshire hospital is released one autumn day with the clothes on her back. No one besides her and the hospital knows of her release. She walks a few miles from the hospital and breaks into an unoccupied house. She lives there in hiding (paranoid, remember?) until cold and starvation kill her off. The story is unusual only because she kept a diary as she expired. No, even in her last moments, it did not occur to her that she was mentally ill or that any of her ultimately suicidal actions were a mistake. Multiply this story by thousands, and change the setting from rural to urban and you have the current situation.

  148. @Grace Jones

    Right, 1963.

    President: Democrat
    Senate Majority: Democrat
    House Majority: Democrat

  149. Mass incarceration today is a problem because we are wasting resources on drug traffickers (akin to 1920s bootleggers) when we should be focused on real criminals. Selling and using drugs was not a crime 100 years ago in the US, but throwing kids off balconies would have been dealt with properly. No victim, no crime. Real victim, no mercy. No talk about rehabilitation and difficult childhoods.

  150. @Gene Su

    I have heard that even in prisons blacks don’t run the place as much as you would think because latino and white gangs are much better organized.

  151. @Gene Su

    Some liberal once said

    IIRC, it was Malcolm Gladwell.

  152. @gabriel alberton

    “You are now claiming, without giving any source, that 90% of arrests are ”ridiculous—

    I have always claimed that fact and many other facts that upset authoritarians and their marching morons.

    My source is the arrest page of any newspaper, common sense, and the FACT that many millions of peaceful Americans have been arrested and jailed. Everyone of those arrests is a violent crime. My source is the FACT that, according to natural law and basic morality, peaceful human beings who have never harmed anyone are 100% innocent no matter what any government says. You probably think that the Jews in Nazzi Germany were criminals because the law said so. You would be wrong because the real criminals who committed the most crimes in those times, just like these times, were the lawmakers, their enforcers, and all the “good” citizens, like yourself, who either approved of those crimes or looked the other way.

    “According to the FBI’s latest Uniform Crime Report released today, law enforcement agencies in the US made more than 1.57 million arrests for drug law violations in 2016, a 5.63% increase over the previous year. That’s one drug arrest every 20 seconds – and over three timess more arrests than for all violent crimes combined.”

    ”In 2015, the most recent year for which data is available, 84% of all drug arrests were for simple low-level drug possession – while 43% of all drug arrests (643,121) were for marijuanna law violations, and 39% of all drug arrests (574,641) were simply for marijuana possession.”

    That is what I have been saying. And, everyone of those arrests is a violent crime that is commited by the police and everyone else who supports that those crimes. By the way, governments never report the crimes that are committed by themselves.

    I defend the right of human beings to do whatever they want as long as they are peaceful and do not harm anyone or their property. For example, I defend the right of any peaceful adults to buy, sell, produce, consume, or trade whatever they want without getting permission from you or anyone else who is foolish enough to believe that they are good enough to control the peaceful actions of others. I also defend the right of individuals like Manning and Assange to expose government crimes. I defend gamblers, sex workers, and anyone who uses cash to buy, sell, or donate.

    Most government evil is made possible by gun control. If there were unrestricted access to the means (guns) of self-defense, the law makers and their enforcers would never have been able to herd millions of the young, poor, and powerless into their prison gulags for the “crimes” of exercising their natural rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And, they would not be able to continue committing those crimes. It would be like a million Nassis trying to arrest a hundred million armed Jews. All the government goons in the world are no match for an armed public defending their natural rights. That is the reason why our first President, George Washington, described armed citizens as “liberty’s teeth”. Restoring the Second Amendment would restore freedom back to the former land-of-the-free. Sic Semper Tyrannus. [email protected]

    Thank you for sending a copy of your reply to my email.

  153. Bubba says:
    @Autochthon

    I’m writing you and Steve Sailer in for President and VP in 2020.

  154. The five year old boy’s name is Landen Hoffman. If everyone can remember Emmit Till, they should also remember Landen Hoffman.

    Everytime you talk about this event, please mention his name so it people know it.

  155. @Autochthon

    Time was, to be mentally unfit to be tried, incarcerate, and otherwise held accountable for one’s actions also meant one was mentally unfit to walk the streets.

    Well said Autochthon. This is very basic straightforward logic to understand, but somehow–and despite the citenry wanting it–this basic logic is beyond our betters.

    I’d got a bit further back and point out that in the before time a crazy/stupid person who was just crazy/stupid might be tolerated–the village idiot. But a crazy/stupid person who did evil stuff was treated–properly–as an evil person.

    While this psychologicalizaton of everything is a relatively recent vintage and a particular trend–the winny, weepy, excuse making, “therapeutic culture”–it is nonetheless just another form of minoritarianism. In this case the assertion of the rights of the screwedup jackasses over the rights and desires of the normal majority to live safely and go about their business.

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