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From the New York Times:

64 Shot, 10 Dead: Spike in Gun Violence Alarms an On-Edge N.Y.C.

The victims included a young father who was shot while holding hands with his 6-year-old daughter in the Bronx.

Note, this video is something you may not want to see:

… The city surpassed 400 shootings in the first half of the year for the first time since 2016, with 528 by the end of last month; the 205 shootings in June were the highest for that month since 1996, the police said.

Other cities have seen similar spikes in shootings, most notably Chicago, where the current pace of homicides has the city poised to near its record high of 778 set in 2016. Chicago had 336 murders as of July 2; New York, with nearly three times the population, had 181 at the end of June — compared to 147 at the same time last year but a far cry from the homicide totals that exceeded 2,000 in 1990 and 1991.

We have so many security cameras and such good facial recognition software that it’s nuts that there are any premeditated homicides these days.

But from ABC 7 Chicago:

87 shot, 17 fatally, in Chicago July 4th weekend violence, police say

By Jessica D’Onofrio and Craig Wall

 
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  1. Looks like New York is gonna have to up its game, or Chicago won’t be the Second City anymore.

    • Replies: @Clifford Brown
  2. They have the time, the time of their life.

  3. Anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:

    With the NYPD demoralized, and soon to be defunded, the Bronx is a no-go zone. You can absolutely depend on black bodies piling up with never before seen rapidity.

    Anybody who still resides in the Bronx right now must want to die.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Clifford Brown
  4. Also I can very very very nearly read the license plate on that car in the video. There is no way the cops do not have that license plate number. It should not take a rocket scientist to figure out who was pulling the trigger there.

  5. Charles says:

    All the cameras and technology in the world don’t matter if the criminal is of the protected black class.

    • Agree: anonymous1963
    • Replies: @NOTA
  6. Anon[241] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    How long did the crack wars have to run before NYC elected a tough-on-crime mayor?

    • Replies: @SFG
  7. Anonymous[183] • Disclaimer says:

    We have so many security cameras and such good facial recognition software that it’s nuts that there are any premeditated homicides these days.

    What is your explanation for it?

  8. anon[293] • Disclaimer says: • Website

    and now for something completely different,

    more blacks than Whites died of heat stroke?…

  9. Was anyone else a bit disturbed by the girl taking off like that? What do you do when your loved one is shot?

    Reminds me of an incident (so) many years ago. I was riding on the 55 Garfield bus which runs from the lakefront through the South Side ghetto to what was then Chicago’s white SW side.
    There was,as we rode,a sudden,very loud cracking sound. Every person on that bus bit the floor immediately. I,the only white on the bus,looked around,surprised. I then sheepishly hit the floor too.
    I felt embarrassed. Good thing there was no harm done.
    Those blacks were ready,…Teddy.

  10. @Morton's toes

    Also I can very very very nearly read the license plate on that car in the video. There is no way the cops do not have that license plate number. It should not take a rocket scientist to figure out who was pulling the trigger there.

    You assume the driver is the owner.

    • Replies: @Morton's toes
  11. SFG says:
    @Anon

    The crack wars started sometime in the early 80s, and Giuliani was elected in 1994 (technically Nov 1993). So figure 10-15 years.

  12. wren says:

    Am I correct in my understanding that nine unarmed black folks were killed in the whole country in the whole year of 2019 by police?

    What kind of racism is it that wants the police emasculated so that more black folks are killed than this in one weekend, in one city, New York?

    Who wants the police defunded so that black children are murdered in front of their parents in Atlanta?

    Who calls the police clowns in Chicago so that twice this many black lives are snuffed out in one weekend? In one city.

    Who is it who care about black lives?

    And who doesn’t?

  13. Is there an over/under line for the total murder score of both teams?

  14. Note, this video is something you may not want to see:

    Yea, the real problem is that few will see this. It’s all now just becoming a gigantic killing field, with the media complicit in ignoring the facts, or obfuscating the details.

    The killing will explode following the election, as Biden (or whoever feeds him) begins to tear out the roots of racism. This has been engineered over many decades now. It’s coming to its horrible culmination soon.

    Some will profit. Many will perish. It’s a pattern we’ve seen since forever.

  15. Now this game could replace the National Felons League and MLB as the new National Pastime . Also : MLB and BLM — Coincidence ? I think not

  16. Tim says:

    But people won’t understand, we once had a really nice country.

    • Replies: @Hans
  17. @Anonymous

    Sad. I have pretty much walked all over The Bronx, in the daytime at least. There are some interesting historic sites in the borough. These sleepy operations really appreciate when an eccentric history buff shows up.

    For the most part, The Bronx is not that bad. Certainly, not on par with The South Side of Chicago, Baltimore or New Orleans. Those places are scary. I am sure that there were times when I was the only White person who was not a City worker for miles and never had a problem beyond a dirty look or two. Most of The Bronx is definitely a dump, but not particularly dangerous in the daytime if you know how to carry yourself.

    The secret is that people in The Bronx often assume that I am an undercover cop and they leave me alone. People literally shout “5-0. 5-0” when they see me. I am like the White version of Omar from The Wire. If De Blasio fulfills his promise to dissolve the NYPD undercover unit, I am totally screwed.

    Too bad though, I am now spooked and will only visit The Bronx for Yankee games and The Botanical Garden. Plenty of decent people live in The Bronx, normal working class folks, who have been abandoned by their Mayor. It is a cliche, but many hard working immigrants who are just trying to carve out a living. They did nothing to deserve this. This should not be forgotten, most people are decent and deserve to live in a safe society.

    I have even eaten a few times at this restaurant. Food is forgettable and I guess I would describe the atmosphere as “honky tonk”. It is very much The Bronx. Now, not worth the excitement.

  18. prosa123 says:
    @Clifford Brown

    City Island is politically part of the Bronx but otherwise very different.

    • Replies: @Clifford Brown
  19. Anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:

    Hmm…

    • Thanks: wren, JMcG
    • Replies: @wren
  20. @prosa123

    Agreed, City Island is its own thing and actually kind of nice, but the rowdy, low rent seafood restaurants are definitely part of The Bronx.

  21. wren says:
    @Anonymous

    There are a lot of folks like that.

    I know some, but they are not as brave as that guy and won’t make a video.

    I’m pretty sure they are being honest with me too, but i could be wrong.

    These are people who were pissed off at that Floyd video and the police, but kept their eyes open after it.

    • Replies: @wren
  22. @Buck Ransom

    For now, Chicago remains more dangerous than New York. Still, New York CHAOS just has a certain elan.

    The looting of Soho was straight out of The Dark Knight Rises. I have no doubt that organized crime was involved as well as possibly agent provocateurs (although I cannot prove that). Who the hell brings a Rolls Royce to a riot?

    This footage is particularly dramatic. The hosts of this channel are kind of airheads, but they seem like decent people. Notice how none of these liberal Soho residents support the looting which has largely been ignored by the media. Really interesting.

    • Replies: @Jane Plain
  23. @wren

    Yeah, nine or ten, depending on how you count.

    The rest of your comment should form the core of Trump’s next speech, or the speech of anyone aspiring to be the next Giuliani anywhere.

    • Agree: Charon
    • Replies: @wren
  24. NOTA says:
    @Charles

    Something like 40% of prison inmates are black.

  25. El Dato says:

    We have so many security cameras and such good facial recognition software that it’s nuts that there are any premeditated homicides these days

    I don’t see this. There will ALWAYS be premeditated homicides until people have a brain implant that immediately puts the kibosh on such a plan being even formulated deep in the biological neural network by applying correct impulses to the appropriate parts of the cortex (I bet about 10 years max for this to show up on the market).

    OTOH, impulse killings and badly-thought out hindbrain ultraviolence will also be with us, indeed will increasingly be with us, and won’t be deterred by surveillance technology. At best, you will get more info to search through after the fact.

    security cameras and such good facial recognition software

    They are not that good. Sure works for unmodified license plates (which is basically barcode scanning). But remember the notorious gorillaface neural network pratfall?

    • Replies: @Kyle
  26. El Dato says:

    Newspeak dictionary needs yet another update, too.

    The governor’s decision to deploy troops was “outrageous and will endanger lives,” said state senator Nikema Williams, who chairs the Georgia Democrats. She said Kemp, a Republican, was using the National Guard for the “selfish purpose” of protecting government buildings, rather than people’s lives.

    “selfish purpose”: Not working hard enough as accelerant of the glorious revolution and/or not caving to duckspeak and political malarkey.

  27. wren says:
    @Almost Missouri

    Yeah, who is the racist?

    Steve (or Trump given time), whose policy prescriptions are or would be responsible for a thriving black middle class, not just living the American dream, but shining bright as an inspirational beacon of light and hope to black folks all over the world?

    No mythical wakanda needed.

    Or blm, with their tried and failed policies of communism, extortion, redistribution and racism, pitting every ethnic group in America against each other for a constantly declining pot of spoils.

    We can already see the filth, destruction, blood and death with only a few weeks of trial, even in some of the richest cities in America.

    No zimbabwe needed.

    No, neither Steve, nor Trump is the racist here, and neither Steve nor Trump is the one with all the blood, destruction and shattered dreams staining their hands and eternal soul.

    blm has showed the world what it is, what it does, and what it cares about.

    And it sure as heck isn’t black lives.

    • Agree: jsm
  28. There’s something about all the current craziness that has left me confused, disappointed, and maybe a little heart-broken. Mmaybe some people here have theories to explain.

    Throughout all these riots and violence, I’ve been waiting for some ambitious younger leadership (say, junior Congressman on the make, governor of a small state) to emerge as the voice of reason, acknowledge the frustrations of the crowd, but then call for an orderly, methodical, practical investigation into reform efforts, instead of dumb buzzwords like defund the police. It seems like a no-brainer, a winning strategy and a way to catapult yourself into the front ranks.

    Why hasn’t it happened? Hell, where the heck is Mayor Pete? Just last year he wanted to be president, but now not a peep out of him when we need calm authoritative voices. Did he just give up on leading the country? Where’s the guy I never heard of who enters from stage right and unexpectedly dazzles the audience? This was a major opportunity, why no takers?

  29. Thoughts says:
    @Giancarlo M. Kumquat

    No. Females run.

    My drunk gf’s like to pick fights with people and cops on nights out…guess where I am?

    Far. Far. Far away. Pretending I don’t know them.

  30. The ethnic cleansing of African-Americans from NYC has really hurt them vs. Chicago.

  31. unit472 says:

    My guess is there is a ‘hangover’ effect from the days of ‘stop and frisk’ and New York’s hoodrats are not ( yet) as well armed as in Chicago. They will catch up of course because a cellphone, Nike sneakers and a handgun are the ‘must have items’ for any aspiring member of the urban underclass. Emboldened by Mayor De Blasio’s capitulation to the mob they will soon overtake Chicago and bring their campaign of chaos and violence right into Manhattan,,

    • Replies: @TomSchmidt
  32. @Giancarlo M. Kumquat

    She was a little child. Hard to blame her.

    • Agree: fish
    • Replies: @fish
  33. @Clifford Brown

    I have pretty much walked all over The Bronx, in the daytime at least. There are some interesting historic sites in the borough. These sleepy operations really appreciate when an eccentric history buff shows up.

    Physically the Bronx is a handsome borough. It’s rocky and hilly. The waterfront parts like Throgs Neck are still solidly Italian. I’m not going to look it up now, but last I read, 53% is Hispanic (i.e., Dominican) so I think that they will take care of the crime.

    That shooting looked targeted.

    • Replies: @Truth
  34. @Giancarlo M. Kumquat

    Was anyone else a bit disturbed by the girl taking off like that? What do you do when your loved one is shot?

    For the life of me, I cannot understand a comment like this. She’s a little kid. I’m disturbed by YOUR comment. You’ve watched too many superhero movies, and your responses to reality are utterly distorted.

    • Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter
  35. anonymous[400] • Disclaimer says:

    Our Chicago blacks beat out all the other blacks elsewhere. It’s like the former sport of football; our team of blacks beats your team. We should assign team names such as Chicago Mau Mau vs NY Blackskins.

  36. @Clifford Brown

    The overwhelming majority of NYC is untouched.

    • Replies: @Buck Ransom
  37. LRFD says:

    Despite cameras everywhere, the clearance rate for a homicide in Chicago is less than 50%. If the victim is black, this rate drops to 22%. (https://preview.tinyurl.com/ya5hsetp) I would guess that with some precautions (e.g., mask, sunglasses, hat, indistinguishable clothing, disposing of weapons, and a planned getaway in a car with stolen plates immediately come to mind) an intelligent man could push this number below 10%, maybe 5%. In that case, premeditated murder seems like a reasonable risk, on par with taking out a loan to expand a business. (In a certain sense, that’s what this is.)

  38. @Giancarlo M. Kumquat

    Look like dad had some situational awareness. He was talking to her right before being shot. My guess is maybe he told her to run. I sure would want my kid to run rather than stand there.

    • Replies: @jsm
  39. Makes me misty eyed. I remember when Philly used to win the shot/ killed stakes. Oh well…

  40. @steve

    “We have so many security cameras and such good facial recognition software that it’s nuts that there are any premeditated homicides these days.”

    You are forgetting about the “They all look alike effect.” Especially when wearing an “I can’t breath.” mask.

  41. @Jane Plain

    Go back behind the check out desk at the library.

    • Replies: @Jane Plain
    , @Hibernian
  42. peterike says:
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Where’s the guy I never heard of who enters from stage right and unexpectedly dazzles the audience? This was a major opportunity, why no takers?

    Because the media will ignore it. There are countless videos on Twitter of — to take one example — black people ragging on BLM, yet they never make it to CNN or anywhere else.

    In fact, if that junior Congressman actually DID come out and start making sense, he’d be cancelled in a heartbeat.

    • Agree: Kyle, Charon
  43. peterike says:

    Why do shootings go up so much on weekends? Are these people working the rest of the week?

    • LOL: Charon
  44. Hans says:
    @Tim

    Please, be kind and don’t remind us.

  45. jsm says:
    @Giancarlo M. Kumquat

    Yes, I am disturbed by her taking off like that too… only in the sense that it’s disturbing that a six year old girl has had enough experience in her “community” to know that, if daddy falls down and you hear a noise, it means you need to Run For Your Life.

  46. We have so many security cameras and such good facial recognition software

    Well, there’s this…

    Amazon said on Wednesday that it’s banning use of its facial recognition software by police for one year, as pressure on tech companies builds to respond to the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis.

    Microsoft says it won’t sell its facial recognition tech to police
    The company says it won’t sell the system to law enforcement until federal regulations are in place. The move follows similar steps by Amazon and IBM.

    ON TECH
    A Case for Banning Facial Recognition
    A Google research scientist explains why she thinks the police shouldn’t use facial recognition software.

    By Ziv Schneider

    Facial recognition software might be the world’s most divisive technology.
    Law enforcement agencies and some companies use it to identify suspects and victims by matching photos and video with databases like driver’s license records. But civil liberties groups say facial recognition contributes to privacy erosion, reinforces bias against black people and is prone to misuse.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
  47. mmack says:

    Say Steve, it’s getting LIT out in the hinterlands:

    Down near Bloomington, IN, home of IU, there comes a noose threat against a Diverse gentleman:

    https://www.indystar.com/story/news/nation/2020/07/06/alleged-racist-assault-lake-monroe-indiana-vauhxx-booker/5384407002/

    So a protest was held at the County Courthouse to rectify this injustice, and someone was nearly given a flying lesson by a Toyota:

    https://www.newsweek.com/indiana-car-protesters-lynching-bloomington-1515838

  48. @peterike

    Some people get paid on Friday.

    • Thanks: Kyle
    • Replies: @Jane Plain
  49. jsm says:
    @Old and Grumpy

    Can you imagine that little girl’s terror? Daddy’s dead, you ran, you don’t know where you are or anyone around you. Lost and alone, can do nothing but stand there crying. Who will come to your rescue? Who but the police will pick up that little girl and take her somewhere safe?

    “Defund the police,” as desired by “The Black Community.”

    “Community.” What a joke.

    • Replies: @Lurker
  50. Why have protestors have decided it’s a good idea to get in front of a car while others surround it, beating on the windows and threatening the driver? I thought this idiotic practice would end after a few protestors were run over as drivers attempted to flee, in understandable fear for their lives, but it continues. Most of the people I’ve seen doing this are young whites. Are they of the view that they’re in a “safe space” when in the road in front of a car?

    When did it become okay for protestors to block highways? I don’t recall this being a common practice during the Vietnam War protests. I guess its acceptability coincides with the election of extremely woke mayors and city council members.

    Some have wondered if we are heading for a sort of civil war in this country, and what form it will take. One aspect of it that we can see already is that in progressive cities, BLM and Antifa are allowed to do pretty much as they please, while anyone who stands up to them, even by simply displaying a firearm, will be prosecuted.

    • Replies: @Lurker
    , @Alden
  51. @Reg Cæsar

    No. But I do assume if you live in the Bronx and are low enough on the crack market org chart that you can be ordered to execute a man in broad daylight in front of his small child and everybody else who happens to be there on the street at the time, you are really ignorant. Like George Floyd ignorant. Like reads at 6th grade level ignorant. Like stabs your brother over whether-to-cut-up-the-watermelon-now-or-wait-until-halftime-to-do-so ignorant.

    You ever talk to cops? Criminals are stupid. I think the cops know exactly who did this and the twitter was not to get a witness. (They can pretty much forget getting a witness.) The NYPD posted that to advertise how low men like George Floyd are.

    Do they have capital punishment in New York?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  52. tyrone says:
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    See all that tall grass….it’s full of back-biting weasels,just wait, they will appear when the coast is clear.Stage -right ? did you watch Trump’s Mount Rushmore speech?

  53. Steve, your scoreboard for city murders is much like the alleged Japanese “head” count of decapitated Chinamen pre WW2.

  54. @Clifford Brown

    The secret is that people in The Bronx often assume that I am an undercover cop and they leave me alone. People literally shout “5-0. 5-0” when they see me.

    Yup, me too. In the past that was an advantage… their assumption was that backup was not far away. Since the BLM/Antifa riots I have had second thoughts. Seeing video of entire platoons of NYPD being attacked with rocks and bottles without fear of retribution means that looking like a solo undercover cop makes you as likely to be a target as anyone else, maybe more.

    In Manhattan it would make more sense to dress in all-black antifa-style if you want to be left alone.

  55. @unit472

    Not Manhattan, but Brooklyn and Queens are going to see the war. There really aren’t many blacks left in Manhattan, and a lot of the ones there are talented tenth types.

  56. No small child should have to see their father shot down in front of them. But what was the “young father” involved with that made him a target. It looks the the shooter scoped him out long enough to ID him as the intended target.

    But then the malcontent who attacked the 12 year old White boy dancing on a street corner in Cape Girardeau Missouri on Friday night had plenty of time to ID his target for what was clearly a random attack.

    https://www.kfvs12.com/2020/07/04/year-old-kid-violently-punched-cape-girardeau-police-search-suspect/

    Haven’t seen too much on this attack, except on local news.

    • Thanks: Stan d Mute
  57. @Steve Sailer

    But I thought they’d all lost their jobs.

    I think it’s just tradition, tradition, tradition, tradition!

  58. Truth says:
    @Jane Plain

    last I read, 53% is Hispanic (i.e., Dominican) so I think that they will take care of the crime.

    Oh yeah!

    https://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhKHw7GjhX5y25kh8c

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
  59. fish says:
    @James Braxton

    She was a little child. Hard to blame her.

    If the parents are smart they teach the kids to run like hell when they hear gunfire! Nothing a five year old can do if they stand their ground except contribute to the bodycount.

  60. @Morton's toes

    Do they have capital punishment in New York?

    I think it’s still on the books, but hasn’t been used in decades. One of those situations where they lack enough support for either applying the law, or repealing it, and it remains frozen.

    Capital punishment laws in America are nothing if not diverse. As with abortion, Europeans like to mock our obsession with it, but their laws have been surprisingly stricter than some of ours. (Just as as recently as 50 years ago the toughest abortion and divorce laws were in the Northeast. Really. New York didn’t adopt no-fault until 2010, 25 years after the 49th state, South Dakota.)

    If a European gets on you about this, ask him when the last execution in his country was. Then note that Vermont and Rhode Island haven’t had any since colonial times, and Michigan and Wisconsin since the mid-19th century. Wisconsin has had precicely one, which was botched, and took the law off the books shortly after statehood. A similar incident happened in Minnesota around 1915, and they did the same.

    Not that those states are strangers to the noose. Minnesota’s bloodiest Civil War-era incident may have been that mass execution of Dakotas in 1862. Rhode Island hosted what must be the most dramatic execution of any American ever– Joshua Tefft was hanged, drawn, and quartered after King Philip’s War, for treason. (Sarah Palin and I are cousins through Joshua’s parents, making him our nth-great-granduncle.) Philip himself got the same treatment.

    • Replies: @prosa123
    , @Jane Plain
  61. @Jane Plain

    @Clifford Brown

    For quite awhile at the beginning of the French Revolution, the bulk of the action was confined to central Paris on the Right Bank. People in neighboring quarters and on the Left Bank went about their lives– theaters and cafes remained open while the Tuileries Palace was being stormed and events like that.

    Of course, given time, the whole thing metastasized and everything went insane until that Corsican chap showed up and put his foot down. And then it kind of metastasized some more, all over the bloody continent.

    So who knows how the Sack of Soho and Seattle and Santa Monica will turn out?

    • Replies: @Jane Plain
  62. @wren

    Well as we see with Prof. Hsu at Michigan State, one man’s facts are another man’s “hate”

  63. @Harry Baldwin

    In other words, it works too well. I doubt there would be any worries over “privacy erosion” if some white guy — like the retro-looking thugs in the home security ads — was being tracked

    BTW deBlasio’s discussion of the crime spike was priceless. He explained that the situation was complicated and began listing various factors, e.g. the local economy is broken, the lockdown has dragged on and “the justice system has not been working.” Seemingly oblivious to how he personally has contributed mightily to each of these factors. The cops then pointedly mentioned emptying the prison and ending bail might have something to do with it all.

  64. prosa123 says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Despite being generally soft on crime, New York has some of the country’s toughest drug laws.

  65. J1234 says:

    I definitely see and believe the correlation between SJW violence/unrest and the increase in inner city shootings, and even the causality of the latter by the former, but I still don’t understand the psychology of it. Is it that reduced policing (real or perceived) is interpreted as meaning there’s less likelihood of getting caught? In other words, cold calculating opportunism to carry out a feud?

    Or is it that a sense of chaos brings a sense of empowerment to murderous impulses? I don’t think the news stories usually follow up on the shootings enough to give the public a good sense of whether these spikes in shootings are mostly random or not. I know some of them seems to be random…or maybe just the result of poor marksmanship?

  66. anon[191] • Disclaimer says:
    @Giancarlo M. Kumquat

    Jackie tried to flee the limousine when JFK was being shot. Not cowardice or insensitivity. Just good old animal fear doing what it is supposed to do.

    • Agree: Cortes
    • Replies: @anonymous1963
  67. It’s been a long time, @Steve, since NYC was in the Capital Murder big league … give them a little time to warm up.

  68. anon[191] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    American political parties, political organizations, and the news media used to have some degree of local roots. You wanted to get elected, you had to go to the catfish fry and show some connection to reality. Unions had members. Newspapers were locally owned and needed lots of readers in their home town.
    All that is gone. Our political leaders are picked for us by a small cabal of elites. The main requirement is that the leader be sexually compromised and subject to blackmail.
    No leader of the kind you want has emerged because no political party, political organization, or news outlet will tolerate him.
    We are owned and our owners want these riots.

  69. @Truth

    That shirtless guy looked a little Downs-y. Or maybe it was just the drugs.

    The security guard showed remarkable restraint in not hitting him until hit first, then in only hitting him the one time.

  70. @Reg Cæsar

    True. Last person to get fried in Massachusetts was in 1947; in Britain, 1964. I think the Brits were hung.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  71. scrivener3 says: • Website
    @Clifford Brown

    The secret is that people in The Bronx often assume that I am an undercover cop . . .

    When just out of college I got a USG job and lived near 16th street and Webster Ave in DC. It was a well off black neighborhood of free standing houses. Webster Ave is the third time through the alphabet – U V and W streets (the first time) near 16th street were the slum.

    Not having a car, and sometimes thirsty at night I would recruit a co-house member to walk over to 14th street and Webster. 14th street was the commercial street and there was a liqueur store. 14th street was still burned out from the riots and seemed pretty tough to me. Once the clerk said something to my friend and me and I realized he thought we were law enforcement of some kind.

  72. @Morton's toes

    I know the black and white is a factor (Is that racist? How about monochrome?) That street looked like some 1950’s third world street scene.

  73. @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Because, as a great man once said: “ Bluntly put, America is occupied by the Jewish Empire, in the same way that India was occupied by the East India Company/British Empire/Raj, appellation n’importe-quoi. A surprisingly small number of people controlling a vast etc etc you know the math. The American people are under the full colonial occupation of the imperial Jews and their proxies, janissaries, mercenaries, cat’s-paws and allies. The American people at present have zero political freedom, zero political agency or voice, none. All American institutions — ALL of them — are firmly locked up under Jewish control and constraint.”

    Isn’t is strange that we have heard nothing on these recent matters from Michael Bloomberg, who took his NYPD bodyguards with him when he left office after his illegal third term, and who quite recently aspired to be President? Think of everyone else from whom we’ve heard nothing. At present, the hostile elite is busy finishing its strangulation of the dispossessed majority. A voice of reason would not fare well, were he to be allowed to fare at all.

    • Replies: @TheLatestInDecay
  74. Hibernian says:
    @wren

    You’re not allowed to say that.

  75. @Jane Plain

    I think the Brits were hung.

    Hanged.

    Dr Rushton wasn’t around to measure their “package”.

    • Replies: @Jane Plain
    , @Cortes
  76. Hibernian says:
    @Clifford Brown

    My memory from visits to NYC 2002-2005 was that the NW and NE corners were OK. I’ve read that the area around Fordham, which you might call the North Central Bronx, is also OK or at least was not all that long ago.

    • Replies: @Alden
  77. @wren

    And 19 Whites, more than twice the number of blacks.

    White lives matter less.

  78. Hibernian says:
    @Jim Bob Lassiter

    Ms. Plain is not the only one who understands the girl loves her daddy, she just doesn’t want to be next.

    • Replies: @anon
  79. Ed says:
    @Giancarlo M. Kumquat

    She might be running but she couldn’t keep up with the man that darted off ahead of her. That’s the real issue.

    • Agree: Chris Mallory
  80. anon[286] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hibernian

    Yet apparently nobody in the neighborhood cares. I can’t find any image of any of the usual array of candles, flowers, hand scrawled posters, etc. There is no evidence of any group of people standing on the corner with signs reading “Black Lives Matter” and “In Memory Of”. No gangs are stopping traffic on those streets. No one is demanding something be done. No one is going on TV to demand something be done. No one is setting up an Autonomous Zone in his memory. No one has tagged the buildings with “NAME’s Life Matters”.

    The NYC NAACP is not appearing on TV channels demanding something change. The CEO of the NAACP is too busy trying to extort Facebook to even bother mentioning this. No mobs are chanting “No Justice No Peace” .

    Neither EliteCommInc nor Truth have bothered to type a single word. Too busy I guess. Or don’t really care about a father murdered in front of his little daughter? Eh, who knows? Who cares?

    So…this man’s life didn’t matter to anyone aside from his little girl. What can we conclude?

    “Black Lives Matter” is steaming pile of bullshit dropped onto the rest of us by hypocritical liars who are only in it for the gibs.

  81. Lurker says:
    @jsm

    Community = coonmutiny.

  82. Lurker says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    Some have wondered if we are heading for a sort of civil war in this country, and what form it will take. One aspect of it that we can see already is that in progressive cities, BLM and Antifa are allowed to do pretty much as they please, while anyone who stands up to them, even by simply displaying a firearm, will be prosecuted.

    So there has already been a coup rather than a civil war. Civil war may be the next stage.

  83. What impresses me is that, despite the whole unemployment thing, Americans kill each other mostly on weekends. What are the rival gangs doing through the week? Planning meetings on Zoom?

    It’s a rethoric question. I am in awe seeing America being so able to drive their people on a common schedule. Ceausescu would be green with envy.

    That being said, I guess it is no secret that the people who run the country have decided the shooting are the best of their options. I am not saying they are giddy with excitement, but still, if we admit that they have some control of the schedule, they should also have a word on the types of preferred activities.

    How does it make you feel?

  84. wren says:
    @wren

    Terry Crews is getting in BIG TROUBLE for saying not all blacks are good and not all whites are bad.

    He is holding strong so far. Good for him.

    Don Lemon couldn’t believe anyone could ever say such a thing. Don Lemon comes across as an idiot, as usual, imo.

    • Replies: @wren
    , @iDeplorable
  85. @Buck Ransom

    Until it happens in NYC, it didn’t happen.

  86. Kyle says:
    @El Dato

    Facial recognition software is mediocre, that’s not the problem. The actual fidelity of security camera footage is horrendous.

  87. New York Puts Up a Strong Fight, But Chicago Wins

    BLM puts up a strong fight, but ADL wins:

    DeSean Jackson apologizes after posting anti-Semitic quote

    Descendants of man accused of bestiality want his cenotaph razed:

    ‘TAKE IT DOWN’ Thomas Jefferson’s descendant wants Founding Father’s memorial removed ‘because he owned 600 slaves during his lifetime’

    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
  88. wren says:
    @wren

    An amazing thing to me is how this shows that someone could go from supporting someone like Donald Trump (which I probably wouldn’t have believed possible for decades prior to 2016) to someone like me supporting President Camacho in 2024.

    Or maybe Trump can dump Pence for Camacho in 2020.

  89. Cortes says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    The certificate of hanging for Peter Manuel – last hanging in Scotland *- was stolen from the wall of a law lecturer’s room when the building was being rewired and generally upgraded. From the mouth of the lecturer himself. My sole contribution to the acting profession was keeping a straight face on hearing the news.

    * US serial killer element

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Manuel

    • Replies: @Cortes
  90. MBlanc46 says:
    @Giancarlo M. Kumquat

    I used to ride the No. 55 between Hyde Park and Midway quite a bit. That’s some pretty scary territory that it passes through. But I was considerably younger and more stupid in those days.

  91. Cortes says:
    @Cortes

    Error in my post:

    Manuel was the third last hanging in Scotland.

  92. @Reg Cæsar

    But did Jackson really apologize? ““I just probably should have never posted anything that Hitler did because Hitler was a bad person and I know that,” he added. “I was just trying to uplift, you know, African Americans and slavery and, you know, just enlighten my people.”

    • Replies: @black sea
  93. @peterike

    Work? Even when they DO have jobs most blacks do almost zero actual work.

  94. @anon

    I always thought she was trying to pick up some of his brain matter. That is what it looks like to me.

  95. @TheLatestInDecay

    My comment has been “awaiting moderation” for five or six hours. It consists almost entirely of a quote from a comment previously published on this forum. Presumably this has been “pre-moderated”….

    • Replies: @TheLatestInDecay
  96. @TheLatestInDecay

    As Charles Kinbote once said, “I trust the reader has enjoyed this note.”

  97. black sea says:
    @Ron Mexico

    If it’s any consolation to him, his statement was quite enlightening, if not uplifting.

  98. @wren

    Don Lemon comes across as an idiot,

    Lemon is a gay affirmative action hire given to tantrums and emotional outbursts. He wasn’t hired for intelligence. When that Malaysian airliner disappeared, Lemon suggested a black hole may have been responsible. Lemon is a living, breathing, emoting example of Black Privilege.

  99. Alden says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    I believe the socialist alternative Seattle city council critter Kashama Sawant began the practice during the Trayvon Martin riots.

    Note she arrived in the United States on a spousal H1-B visa. Divorced her husband after he acquired millions in Microsoft stock.

  100. Alden says:
    @Hibernian

    University neighborhoods are safe for 2 reasons.

    1 University police aggressively patrol the neighborhood, not just the campus.
    2 Universities endlessly lobby and harass city police to aggressively patrol the neighborhood.

    Hypocrites universities endlessly preach that blacks are innocent angels and police are racist Nazis.

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