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With the lack of baseball statistics this year until just now, I’ve gotten into following the weekend murder and wounding counts out of America’s great cities. For most of the 21st Century, New York was an also ran compared to mighty Chicago, but in 2020 New York is making it a race. NYC won this weekend with ten murders versus only four in Chicago.

Chicago weekend: 4 killed, 59 wounded.

New York City weekend: 10 murdered. Unfortunately, New York seems to report shootings in a fashion hard to compare to the gold standard Chicago method.

The New York Times news section is pretty baffled by what could be causing this massive increase in murders since, roughly, May 24, 2020:

Homicides rose by 29 percent, up to 227 from 176 last year. …

The surge in New York City has been part of a larger trend of shootings in large American cities. The spike has since become entangled in a fractious debate over the future of policing, which was sparked by the killing of George Floyd in May while in police custody in Minneapolis.

In New York, gun violence typically does increase in the summer months, when warmer weather lures more people outside and tempers are rankled by sweltering temperatures.

So maybe all the Global Warming since last year? Or since May 24?

But experts have said the violence has been especially brutal this year as the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the socioeconomic problems that often contribute to gun violence.

Senior police officials and Mayor Bill de Blasio have also blamed the spike in shootings on a slowdown in the court system caused by the pandemic.

 
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  1. trelane says:

    There’s no baseball now but there is youtube. Holy Cow, Don Mattingly hits another one out of the park:

  2. wren says:

    Has all the body cam footage from the Floyd arrest been released?

    Do we have all the information about that that is available, or is some being withheld?

  3. Chicagoan took pride in having more murders and more airport wrecking. We are falling behind in the the murders. We must try harder.

  4. Wait, before I respond I’ve gotta find my old NY Mets hat that I’d wear as my dad taught me how to play baseball. It’s long gone, unfortunately. Last time I looked at my well broken-in mitt, so lovingly stuck under my pillow with a ball in pocket, neatsfoot oil dosed and all… That pocket in the glove. So many hardballs caught. Well, it’d gone a bit moldy, but the memories remain.

    But this does bring back memories of 1969 and our “miracle” Mets!

    Damn, it’s good to be on top again!

    It’s weird, but recently I’ve had dreams of playing baseball at the local high school diamond, and also of football (American!) — kicking a heel into the turf to set up a kick. I can still feel the pitcher’s mound, and still see the dented cage behind the batter. Maybe it’s a curse, but I remember so much.

    Amazing what memories we have.

    • LOL: JimDandy
    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
  5. Sad news.

    On the plus side, the crazy nightly fireworks in my neighborhood have all stopped for some reason. In fact, they stopped before Fourth of July Weekend which was relatively quiet.

    The fireworks story would make a great scoop for some local journalist, if we still had those.

    • Agree: Hhsiii
  6. As I recall, last time you did this comparison, Chicago was distinctly ahead of New York City in marksmanship. Is NYC knocking Chicago off that pedestal too?

  7. TWS says:

    Pretty low weekend for Chicago summer.

  8. jcd1974 says:

    Poor Chicago, the second city once again.

    • LOL: Kylie
  9. Anonymous[132] • Disclaimer says:

    You know all this damage being done by our elites makes me think that maybe there are other factors besides IQ that matter.

    It’s almost as if there’s no substitute for loyalty to your own people.

    • Agree: Thea, Ragnar White
  10. I think they’ve juiced the bullets. Makes the game more exciting.

  11. syonredux says:

    But experts have said the violence has been especially brutal this year as the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the socioeconomic problems that often contribute to gun violence.

    Senior police officials and Mayor Bill de Blasio have also blamed the spike in shootings on a slowdown in the court system caused by the pandemic.

    Coronavirus just won’t leave New York alone…..

  12. inertial says:

    From the article:

    But experts have said the violence has been especially brutal this year as the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the socioeconomic problems that often contribute to gun violence.

    A few paragraphs down:

    At around 6:40 p.m., the three young men were standing on a sidewalk when a gunman fired out of the moon roof of a sport utility vehicle and sped away. Detectives said they believed that the gunman had gotten into an argument with at least one of the victims before the shooting.

    Both Mr. Mendez, whose nickname was “Curvy,” and Mr. Villa, who friends called “Tone,” were shot in the head. Mr. Mendez was pronounced dead at the scene. Mr. Villa died on Monday at a hospital, the police said.

    I’d like to hear the experts explain which socioeconomic problems contributed to this particular episode of gun violence.

  13. @Almost Missouri

    NYC is doing way better on marksmanship than Chicago. Fifty-nine people were shot in Chicago but only 3 died. In New York, a number given as “over 30” were shot, of whom 10 died.

    https://www.breitbart.com/2nd-amendment/2020/07/27/over-30-shot-10-killed-violence-surges-de-blasios-nyc/

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/07/27/report-59-shot-3-killed-over-weekend-in-mayor-lightfoots-chicago/

    Don’t you love how they write “warmer weather lures more people outside and tempers are rankled by sweltering temperatures” and that leads to homicide like it’s the most normal thing in the world? Damn, it’s hot–should I take a cold shower or maybe just shoot someone?

  14. With the lack of baseball statistics this year until just now, I’ve gotten into following the weekend murder and wounding counts out of America’s great cities.

    You aren’t the first.

    Finally, “saber-metrics” makes sense as a word!

    Elderly man is in a critical condition after he was ‘threatened by a samurai sword-wielding duo on a violent crime spree’

    Germany: Man killed with ‘sword’ in Stuttgart

    Rapid City man arrested after threatening officers with samurai-style sword

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  15. So is there some sort of award given weekly, monthly and yearly
    to mayors of major American cities to recognize their municipalities being #1 in rapes, assaults and homicides?

    (After NYC losing out to Lori Lightfoot and Chicago so many weeks in a row, this must be a very proud moment for Bill DeBlasio.)

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    , @FPD72
  16. tempers are rankled by sweltering temperatures

    This is the Spike Lee theory of criminality, I believe. First mentioned in “Do the Right Thing,” then “Summer of Sam.” The heat made me do it, yes sah. I’m surprised the Times hasn’t gone full-bore with this and produced headlines like “heatwave results in 7 gun deaths across city.” The skreets have been shown to cause violence, why not ambient temperature?

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    , @Thomas
    , @AceDeuce
  17. @TWS

    TWS, maybe there is a shortage of ammo in Chicago. There has been thousands of shots fired.

    • LOL: Muggles
  18. anonymous[400] • Disclaimer says:

    Just a one weekend wonder. Like white basketball fans our team of Chicago blacks will beat your team of blacks. Bet on it. Go team Chicago.

    • Agree: JimDandy
  19. Cortes says:

    The arrival of the Feds and instant indictments for possession of firearms by convicted Chicago felons has been noted at the fine


    secondcitycop.com

    site.

    And by the “Community” also, presumably. Although certain vertically challenged politicians may disagree.

    • Replies: @Cortes
    , @J.Ross
  20. Nah

    Just Joggers being Joggers.

    See, I capitalized it and everything!!

    • Agree: Ris_Eruwaedhiel
    • Replies: @James Speaks
  21. Anon[150] • Disclaimer says:
    @wren

    Has all the body cam footage from the Floyd arrest been released?

    The Washington Post has a nice video that includes all the video from all sources available at the time out in timeline order, including multiple angels, and with appropriate zooming. The narration is helpful but tendentious, so watch it once with the sound off, then with the sound.

    You can supplement this with his porno, widely available at the porn aggregation websites … Seriously … It helps to show what the cops were up against.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  22. Cortes says:
    @Cortes

    From the related thread:

    “Anonymous Anonymous said…
    Little Tommy Dart’s balls just got closer to his body when
    the Feds rolled into town. You see, the Feds don’t run
    any SuperMax jacking palaces with pizza boy apprentices.
    No, that’s out Tommy. Al Capone don’t work on the laundry.
    They don’t need to train cooks. It’s simple. You just do the
    time. No spaces for sexual proclivities or dietary fantasies.
    And that’s why Dude Inc. has been keeping a low pro.
    He’s scared shitless the law as written is finally being applied.

    7/26/2020 09:07:00 PM”

  23. Due to warmer weather, guns flowed more easily into neighborhoods already embattled by microaggressions that exacerbate the community wide PTSD brought on by remembrances of Emmett Till and now saints Floyd, Travon, and that hands up guy.

    To make matters worse, ammunition continues to go off.

    • Thanks: Mr McKenna
    • LOL: Harry Baldwin, TWS
  24. Other possible explanations for the mysterious rise in homicides in many big cities over the past couple months:

    —Stereotype threat (i.e. because people think that Chicago is violent, Chicagoans behave violently)
    —Lack of gun control
    —Popularity of violent computer games like Fortnite (is that still the most popular one?)
    —Sunspots
    —Phlogiston levels increasing
    —Low level of abortions among May-July 2002 birth cohort, disproportionately increasing the NAM share of US population in summer of 2020 (alternatively, high levels of lead exposure in same cohort)
    —Overly restrictive zoning and immigration laws (subject of Matt Yglesias’ new book)
    —Donald Trump’s tweets
    —Karens commanding lynch mobs
    —Redlining in the FDR administration
    —Delayed Werther Effect from Quentin Tarantino’s movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood from last July, inspiring copycat Manson-style serial killers
    —Lack of Black female representation among electrical engineers, Wall Street big shots and Wikipedia editors

    We’re going to need a massively complicated high-brow intellectual enterprise on the scale of String Theory to figure out what’s going on with the rise in homicides in Minneapolis, NYC, Chicago, Atlanta, etc. etc.

  25. J.Ross says:

    >shot but not killed
    >doesn’t count
    That’s so New York.

  26. Charlotte says:
    @wren

    My understanding is that selected members of the press can view the Lane and Kueng footage by appointment. The judge banned publication, at least for now. Don’t know whether Chauvin and the other guy were wearing cameras.

    https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2020/07/15/mpd-body-camera-video-shows-distraught-george-floyd-im-not-that-kind-of-guy/

  27. wren says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    With number like that of course NYC came out ahead.

    .067 to .333

    I’d make some batting average joke, but it is just sad.

  28. Bill DeBlasio is ruining NYC. He is dishonest and a fool. Bill DeBlasio isn’t even his real name, he changed it from Warren Wilhelm because he thought it sounded better for NYC politics.

  29. MBlanc46 says:

    Hey, c’mon. NYC has almost three times the population. Per capita is the only reasonable figure. Now, I don’t know that per capita Chicago is number one. You’ve got to check St. Louis, Baltimore, Flint, etc.

    • Replies: @James Braxton
  30. JimDandy says:

    Word spread quick in the Chicago hoods that the Feds had arrived, were making arrests, and would prosecute and seek long prison sentences. This has already put a real damper on Chicago leadership’s campaign to de-criminalized crime .

    • Replies: @stillCARealist
  31. The surge in New York City has been part of a larger trend of shootings in large American cities. The spike has since become entangled in a fractious debate over the future of policing, which was sparked by the killing of George Floyd in May while in police custody in Minneapolis.

    Oh, is that precious! The spike has become entangled.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  32. J.Ross says:
    @Cortes

    second city cop dot blog spot dot com
    on a handy
    second city cop dot blog spot dot com backslash question mark the letter m equal sign the number one

  33. That’s odd. This time of year, the msm are usually pairing ‘Hot Weather Caused Increase in Gun Violence’ with ‘Farmers Say Crops are Rotting in the Fields, for Lack of Cheap, Illegal Alien Stoop Labor’ heds. And it’s been blazing in NYC–the guns and the weather.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
  34. Daniel H says:

    OT: ANTIFA/BlM tranny count. Let’s continue tallying the number of trannies among the ranks of ANTIFA/BLM.

    Here’s another one, arrested last night.

  35. @Kibernetika

    Kiber, two of my younger brothers were coached by Rod Gaspar in Little League (early 90s, Mission Viejo CA). Is that a 69 Mets name you remember?

  36. Hhsiii says:

    Was it cold last July?

  37. @inertial

    Are they suggesting that the people doing all these shootings were gainfully employed up until the lockdown? Perhaps in certain free-lance positions not eligible for jobless insurance

  38. @Nicholas Stix

    I’d suggest we tap this high-spirited surplus NYC labor pool to pick those crops out in the field, but at this particular moment certain people might get a little testy about that

  39. @inertial

    I’d like to hear the experts explain which socioeconomic problems contributed to this particular episode of gun violence.

    Why, New York has no socioeconomic problems at all. De Blasioville is quite proud to be putting up the homeless in “sophisticated venues imbued with European-inspired architectural charm and modern amenities.”

    Here is the relevant article now running in the NY Post:
    https://nypost.com/2020/07/27/hotel-lucerne-on-upper-west-side-converts-to-homeless-shelter/

    And here is a money quote:

    Pre-pandemic estimates were that the average nightly cost of housing the homeless in city-run shelters was $150 for each person. On Monday, DHS spokesman Isaac McGinn told The Post that the city’s average nightly cost for a hotel unit used for homeless people was $237 including for the room itself plus “social services.”

  40. I didn’t realize there was a Camp Wokanda in Peoria, Illinois https://peoriaparks.org/places/camp-wokanda/

    • Replies: @Thomas
  41. anon[218] • Disclaimer says: • Website

    forget about MLBlack and NBlackA. these are sports of the 20th century.
    who shoots whom is the sport of the 20’s.
    already hometown Detroit disappoints!

  42. Ragno says:

    I’d love for a stat-hound like Steve to deduct both the number of African-Americans and the number of violent crimes by African-Americans from the aggregate totals of both US population and US violent crimes per capita.

    Something tells me the adjusted numbers would be such that every tentacle of corporate-media would curl up in defensive alarm at their mention. The rest of us might get some idea of what a relative Eden our country would be were we restricted to every other ethnic and racial group already here.

    • Replies: @anon
  43. Anon[103] • Disclaimer says:

    Hey Steve! I can’t send any of your articles through messanger (Facebook). Can someone tell me how to upload a photo on a phone?

  44. @Kolya Krassotkin

    Gov. Cuomo deserves some of the credit too, for ignoring the mayhem while browbeating bar owners over social distance violations

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  45. anon[891] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ragno

    Well, with a little work you could do that yourself. Then you’d know what 13:52 means. Be careful how you type those numbers, the ADL has declared them to be hate symbols. Something to do with Amalek maybe?

    • Replies: @Ragno
  46. Since the wounded were treated in public hospitals, data about their injuries, the services rendered to them (and by whom), etc. should all be in the public domain.

    For example, the location and severity of the wounds, the caliber of the bullet(s) recovered, the prior, general health of the victim, and so forth.

    Timely disclosure of such information will lessen the opacity of the public expenditures, and help resolve questions of whether a city’s fatality rate, due to gun violence, is primarily a result of superior marksmanship or inferior trauma care.

  47. JimB says:

    Senior police officials and Mayor Bill de Blasio have also blamed the spike in shootings on a slowdown in the court system caused by the pandemic.

    BLM protestors burning down the court house will slow down the court system, too.

  48. OT: I have a sneaky suspicion about the ethnicity of the attackers:

    Investigation underway after Muni bus driver attacked with bat

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – New information about a Muni bus driver attacked with a bat in San Francisco last week.

    A Transit Union representative says racial slurs were also made by the three suspects against the 42-year-old victim, who is Asian.

    While a union representative says anti-Asian slurs were made at the Muni driver during the attack, on Monday San Francisco police told KRON4 they’re not investigating this as a hate crime.

    Now the attack may be changing the behaviors of some drivers.

    KRON4 is now learning allegations an attacker used a racial slur against a Muni bus driver before beating the 42-year-old victim.

    “The threat is real and the threat is out there. This is just one of many assaults that happen literally on a daily basis,” Marenco said.

    President of the San Francisco Transport Workers Union, Roger Marenco, says these attacks happen too often but it’s even more disturbing learning that one of the suspects made comments about the victim’s race.

    “There were some racial slurs that were used against the operator. It was a miniature bat that the people used to assault him with. The operator ended up with a fractured finger, some bruises, and pain everywhere when he was assaulted. He was also punched and spat on,” Marenco said.

    San Francisco police say the beating happened around 11th and Division Streets Wednesday afternoon after the Muni driver repeatedly asked three men on the bus to put on a mask and then stopped the bus when they refused.

    As the victim escorted the riders off the bus, Marenco says that’s when one of the suspects made racial slurs at the Asian driver, then spit on him and beat him with a wooden bat.

    Marenco says the attack may make some drivers reluctant to enforce the health order that requires passengers to wear face coverings on public transportation.

    “It’s sad because like I said, we’re trying to do the best out there in terms of social distancing, facial mask appliance, etc. and operators now are just kind of the impression why should I put myself even more danger so it’s scary,” Marenco said.

    Now he’s asking the public to do their part if they see something.

    “Whenever you see something like that occur with the operator and another passenger, would you please help the operator, assist the operator, whether that’s calling authorities, calling 311, taking out your cell phone and recording the situation because oftentimes operators we’re out there all alone and it takes a long time for authorities to respond to these types of situations,” Marenco said.

    The driver is expected to make a full recovery.

    Right now, police say this is being investigated as an aggravated assault with health order violations but right now no arrests have been made.

    https://www.kron4.com/news/bay-area/investigation-underway-after-muni-bus-driver-attacked-with-bat/

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  49. Thomas says:
    @Bragadocious

    This is the Spike Lee theory of criminality, I believe. First mentioned in “Do the Right Thing,” then “Summer of Sam.” The heat made me do it, yes sah.

    Raymond Chandler beat Spike by a half-century.

    There was a desert wind blowing that night. It was one of those hot dry Santa Ana’s that come down through the mountain passes and curl your hair and make your nerves jump and your skin itch. On nights like that every booze party ends in a fight. Meek little wives feel the edge of the carving knife and study their husbands’ necks. Anything can happen.

  50. prosa123 says:
    @Buck Ransom

    I can’t blame the owners for letting the city move skells into the hotels. It’s not as if there was much demand for rooms.

    • Replies: @Buck Ransom
  51. Thomas says:
    @Mike Zwick

    There’s a Wauconda too about an hour outside Chicago.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wauconda,_Illinois

  52. Goatweed says:

    Since Floyd had meth, morphine, and fentanyl in his body, any chance his drug dealer gets hit with a felony murder charge?

    • Replies: @donut
  53. don’t go back to watching baseball.

    boomers who unconditionally support sports ball players who hate us and hate the country are a big part of the problem.

    • Replies: @Brutusale
  54. From your second sentence…

    For most of the 21st Century, New York was an also ran compared to mighty Chicago, but in 2020 New York is making it race.

    Is there an “a” missing before the last word? Of maybe an “about”?

    And then from your last NYT block quote…

    “…But experts have said the violence has been especially brutal this year..”

    Maybe their stylebook needs an update, but given that “brutal” means “like an animal” and given the race of the perpetrators, isn’t this racist in our woke 2020?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @El Dato
  55. ATBOTL says:

    I remember watching the five o’clock news in the late 80’s and early 90’s and every day was a drumbeat of murders and violence.

    “A West Farms teenager shot dead…police search for two gunmen who opened fire in Washington Heights…a Brooklyn man died en route to the hospital after a shooting, police are appealing to witnesses to come forward…killed in robbery in the Morrisania section of the Bronx…East Tremont man found dead, police are searching for a motive…police say thugs opened fire with automatic weapons on New Lots Ave…double homicide last night in Queens, police have not released the names of the victims, pending family notification…serial rapist on the loose in Harlem…a string of robberies of livery cab drivers in the Bronx has turned fatal…police say the shooting was drug related.”

  56. @Harry Baldwin

    It’s the Camusification of youths. They shoot because it’s hot out. The hammer falls on its own: they are dazed and passive observers behind the barrel.

  57. Johnny789 says:

    We need a better way of categorizing shootings. Deaths equal HR’s, quadriplegics equal triples, paraplegics equal doubles (get it, doubles), and regular old woundings equal singles. This way we can assign a Slugging Percentage to each weekend’s mayhem per city and have a more accurate accounting of the damage done.

    • Replies: @Brutusale
  58. Neoconned says:

    Want you guys opinion about something…..

    We’re getting near the end i think…..if any of ypu HAD TO IMMIGRATE to eitber Asia or Latin America to what country wpuld you go and why?

  59. Senior police officials and Mayor Bill de Blasio have also blamed the spike in shootings on a slowdown in the court system caused by the pandemic.

    That’s just rich: Why not hold perps in lockup until it comes time for trial rather than letting them continue to roam the streets?

  60. anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:

    I told ya’ll NYC would kick Chicago’s murdering ASS!

    Once the Bronx gets confident about the police hanging back, it’s “game over” for Chicago.

    DeBlasio is like the captain of a leaking lifeboat calling to cut rations for the guys sweating their asses off doing the bailing, because they cuss too much.

    Only a psychopath, or a moron could convince himself that that was a great idea.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  61. Anonymous[379] • Disclaimer says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    NYC is doing way better on marksmanship than Chicago. Fifty-nine people were shot in Chicago but only 3 died. In New York, a number given as “over 30” were shot, of whom 10 died.

    You need to factor in emergency room response and ambulance speed. This could be a rich seam of stats for the right sort of nerd.

    • Replies: @Cortes
  62. @trelane

    Uh, baseball started up this weekend.

    • Replies: @trelane
  63. Anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:

    There’s no reason to be living in New York City. It’s worse than it was back in the seventies, and that’s saying something.

    • Replies: @SFG
    , @Bragadocious
  64. The project to eliminate bail apparently has nothing to do with the increase in murders? After all there isn’t any evidence that people arrested for one crime will do others.

  65. El Dato says:
    @inertial

    Moon roofs are racist and oppressive, they remind blacks of the times when they stared at the moon through summer nights in Alabama while the sound of master’s decadent fiestas could be heard from afar. No wonder tempers are frayed.

  66. @Buck Ransom

    Call up Social Services, hon. Tell them we’ve a hankerin’ for a four-course dinner up in here.

    • Replies: @Buck Ransom
  67. @syonredux

    Maybe Cuomo should have been forcing his infected plague carriers into the gangs rather than the nursing homes,

  68. El Dato says:
    @Steve in Greensboro

    But “lurid” violence just makes me think of the Joker.

    • Replies: @Steve in Greensboro
  69. El Dato says:
    @anonymous

    It’s not 100% transferrable but this scene comes to mind. Karen is left with psycho soyboy on the functional boat while an expedition is made…

    • Replies: @Clyde
  70. AceDeuce says:
    @Bragadocious

    It’s why places like Tokyo, Taipei, and Singapore turn into hellholes every summer….

  71. SFG says:
    @Neoconned

    Uruguay–palest country in Latin America, relatively well-run for that area. For Asia: South Korea’s well-organized and is pretty Christian… Spanish is a lot easier to learn than Korean, though.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    , @stillCARealist
  72. SFG says:
    @Anonymous

    It hasn’t gotten to 70s levels of crime and garbage strikes. Not saying it won’t, though.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
  73. @MBlanc46

    Per capita the most corons virus ravaged nation is… San Marino.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    , @SaneClownPosse
  74. dearieme says:

    the killing of George Floyd in May while in police custody

    I suspect he was killed but I might be wrong. A court will decide. Until then any paper with claims to respectability should say ‘the death of George Floyd in May while in police custody’.

    • Replies: @Goatweed
    , @Hibernian
  75. Clyde says:

    Black man sues Whole Foods for ‘racially profiling him when a store manager called 911 after he refused to pay for his lunch before eating it’ in 2017
    Joshua Brown says the manager at the Sharon Square branch approached him
    Tim Burroughs then asked Brown to pay for his pizza slice before eating it

    Under store policy customers are allowed to pay for their hot food at the same they buy their groceries and white customers were not asked, the lawsuit states
    A federal lawsuit details how cops were called when Brown refused to comply

    It adds: ‘Mr. Burroughs did not approach any of the white customers in the dining area (who) also were eating the food they ordered prior to the purchase’
    Burroughs ‘falsely accused Brown of acting suspicious and attempting to steal’

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8565637/Black-man-sues-Foods-racially-profiling-calling-911-lunch-purchase-2017.html

    ^^^^^^^^ He’s making a federal case out of a slice of pizza

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  76. FPD72 says:
    @Kolya Krassotkin

    So is there some sort of award given weekly, monthly and y2,00early
    to mayors of major American cities to recognize their municipalities being #1 in rapes, assaults and homicides?

    At the end of summer, the city with the highest murder rate is presented the “Silver Shooter” award. There is a “Silver Shooter” awarded for each size city: over 2,000,000; 1,000,000 to 1,999,999; 750,000 to 990,999; etc. Sabermatricians use statistics based on factors such as percent of victims killed, the percentage of population shot, the percentage of shots that actually strike the targeted individuals, etc.

    The award is a silver-plated S&W, with different calibers for each size city.

  77. Hans says:

    Chicago: Come for the Food –

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  78. usNthem says:

    Ok, depending on who the winner is each weekend, please cue Frankie – either Chicago or New York, New York.

  79. @Mr McKenna

    The French brasserie on the hotel’s ground floor, called Nice Matin, should be able to whip up some grub for the new residents.

  80. Clyde says:
    @El Dato

    I saw Dead Calm when it came out. 1989 director Phillip Noyce. Also with Sam Neill who is always working at age 72. He is in the next Jurassic movie.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  81. @prosa123

    That particular hotel is on West 79th Street on the Upper West Side. It is a particularly liberal Jewish neighborhood even by NYC standards. So the hood is getting a local injection of the kind of social policy it always votes for, good and hard.

  82. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    Hey anon. We dont do tech support around here. Do you’re own fuckin homework marv.

    • LOL: Achmed E. Newman
  83. Dan Smith says:
    @wren

    To media only, as noted. But a transcript exists. Turns out Mr Floyd was complaining of not being able to breathe well before he was placed on the ground. Defense ought to be able to make a lot from that, plus the toxicology reports on his Fentanyl and methamphetamine blood levels.

    • Agree: travis, TWS, Chrisnonymous
    • Replies: @Ragno
    , @BB753
  84. Jack D says:
    @kaganovitch

    What is the mechanism by which debates entangle spikes? I am a little bit vague on this. Perhaps it is something like quantum mechanics which is difficult for the average person to grasp. Are spikes and debates entangled in the quantum mechanical sense of entanglement?

    What does a fractious debate look like? Is it anything like a “peaceful protest”?

    Or is it like a “conversation about race”?

    Or perhaps it’s this kind of debate?

    • Replies: @guest
  85. @SFG

    I lived in NYC from 1970 to 1975. It’s not as bad as that was yet.

    • Replies: @Obee
  86. PSR says:

    Ah yes, those pesky socioeconomic problems, also known as blacks.

  87. slumber_j says:
    @syonredux

    I search that NYT piece in vain for “Rikers” or “jail.” The move to close the apparently totally unfixable Rikers Island jails prefigured the defunding of the police bullshit. There’s just something about that island that makes all the jails on it suddenly not work: talk about tragic dirt!

    Then with the covid clampdown jails started emptying out to protect the sweet sweet inmates from this deadliest of all viruses ever–I guess jailing people is a clampdown too far somehow. I won’t even get into the moronic new catch-and-release policies that the NYPD must follow since Jan. 1 this year.

    Anyway, those are some of the Mayor’s policies that haven’t contributed at all to the awakening of the sleeping giant of gun violence.

  88. Jack D says:
    @SFG

    Uruguay doesn’t seem to be very popular among American expats. Very far away from US among other things.

    There are countries with well established American communities (mainly retirees). Costa Rica comes to mind, and certain cities in Mexico (the hellish cartel stuff is not found in every city). Panama. Believe it or not, Colombia. It’s now a peaceful country. Medellin has a fantastic climate. Generally speaking in tropical areas you want to look for places up in the mountains – the high altitude counteracts the heat so if you pick the right spot you get a perfect temperature.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
  89. Currahee says:

    The NRA, right wing terrorism, gun shows.
    Obvious.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  90. @Anonymous

    It’s worse than it was back in the seventies

    No, not even close. The crime of the 70s was full-spectrum, including muggings and home invasions. Parked cars were picked clean or found torched in a vacant lot in Soundview. You can’t compare it.

    • Replies: @Anon
  91. @JimDandy

    You mean aggressive policing works? Imagine if more cities tried this.

    • Replies: @JimDandy
  92. @TWS

    Excuses! You’re just a sore loser.

    East Side, West Side,
    everybody’s falling down.
    Cause it’s one shot, two shots,
    shoot for the Mets center of mass,
    here in this New York town!

  93. @Reg Cæsar

    … and how ’bout the Sheriff and his buddies?

    People don’t seem to care.

    [MORE]
    Lame-o’s! If you had to see more you are not a real Doobies fan. You probably like Michael McDonald, ya’ wankers!

  94. @SFG

    My sister visited Uruguay (Montevideo) and said it was poor and dirty. Safer than Mexico, but not somewhere a regular American with a family would want to live.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    , @J.Ross
  95. @Anon

    Can you hold your finger on the image in your browser on the phone and do a save image somehow? (I don’t have a smart phone right now, but my last one was a Samsung, so it had android) Then, you would do some kind of “add image” to your FB page and pick it out of the “Photo Gallery”. I can’t tell you details on the Facebook part, because I think that shit is for 14 y/o school girls who want to share stories and images of their first periods.

    Sorry, I really was trying to help a bit … then the snark too over.

  96. black sea says:
    @Neoconned

    For Latin America, Chile seems pretty inviting, and Argentina, if they can keep their economy out of the ditch. Somehow, Chile intrigues me more.

    I’ve known a few people who lived in Peru, and they speak favorably of it. (I mean, they lived there for long periods of their lives, not just a year or so.)

    In Asia, Thailand and Vietnam are becoming increasingly popular. Cost of living is quite reasonable.

    I’ve lived away from the US for nearly two decades now. I miss some of my friends there and the general beauty of the landscapes, but I’m probably less agitated than I would be watching the meltdown at close range.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  97. Brutusale says:
    @prime noticer

    For way too many older American males, if they didn’t have sportsball to talk about they’d have nothing at all.

    If I had any interest at all, this would bother me, but then I remember that sports franchises are run by the worst sorts of pimps who’d stage a human sacrifice if it filled the seats.

    • Thanks: black sea
  98. Brutusale says:
    @Johnny789

    You’d also have to include stats for the quality of the hospitals near the shooting hotspots. They’d be like the pitching/defense stats in fantasy leagues. You’d get extra points for killing a guy even though he was taken to the best trauma unit in the area.

  99. @Harry Baldwin

    Don’t you love how they write “warmer weather lures more people outside and tempers are rankled by sweltering temperatures” and that leads to homicide like it’s the most normal thing in the world? Damn, it’s hot–should I take a cold shower or maybe just shoot someone?

    The resulting crime wave used to just be opening fire hydrants.

    • LOL: ThreeCranes
  100. Looks like The Power got John Kass at the Chicago Tribune:

    John Kass, the Chicago Tribune’s most prominent columnist, is under fire from his co-workers for invoking what they called an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory involving billionaire George Soros in a column last week.

    A letter from the Chicago Tribune Guild, signed by nine members of the executive board, called on the newspaper and Kass to “apologize for his indefensible invocation of the Soros tropes.” […]

    Under the headline “Something grows in the big cities run by Democrats: An overwhelming sense of lawlessness,” the column blamed Soros for spending “millions of dollars to help elect liberal social justice warriors as prosecutors [including Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx], adding: “He remakes the justice system in urban America, flying under the radar.” (Here is the link.)

    Noting the controversy ignited by the column, the Chicago Tribune Guild letter said: “The odious, anti-Semitic conspiracy theory that billionaire George Soros is a puppet master controlling America’s big cities does not deserve a mainstream voice, especially at a time when hate crimes are rising.

    * An hour after Feder posted the above came this…

    After 23 years as the Chicago Tribune’s white male conservative standard-bearer, John Kass is about to lose his coveted spot on Page 2 and his status as the newspaper’s “lead columnist.”

    Colin McMahon, editor-in-chief of the Tribune, today announced plans to reorganize the paper’s columnists and separate their work from the news section.

    Within the next few days the changes will be unveiled in print and online to help readers differentiate between news and opinions, he said. One effect will be to relegate Kass and other columnists farther back in the print edition and label them more clearly as opinion writers.

    “Those changes speak to our need and desire to be transparent with readers about what we do,” McMahon said. “And, I believe, they will help us maintain the credibility of our news coverage with our online audience, our print readers and our communities amid what is by all accounts a raw and hyper-partisan political environment.”

    https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/27/afzal-drops-out-kass-moved-inside/

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    , @Rob McX
  101. @Brutusale

    I don’t know the rules of fantasy sports, but I’ve heard gamers talk about the players they drafted.

    I’ll pick Dr. Goldberg as my trauma surgeon ..

  102. But the only reason they beat out Chicago is better marksmanship–NYC is averaging over 30% kill rate, Chicago only 11.5 %.

    • LOL: Hibernian
  103. El Dato says:
    @James Braxton

    “Sailor’s Sickness”

    Meanwhile, at this point the NYT & deBlasio are just trolling the internment camp inmates like Amon Goeth on a particularly enjoyable weekend:

    ‘Plumbing the depths of ignorance’: New York Times mocked mercilessly after implying object on NY city seal is a NOOSE (it isn’t)

    I can also distinguish the SIEGHEILIUM in that seal, as well as the hidden dutch swastika. Don’t mention the NAZEAGLE

    N.Y.C. Seal, With a Native American in Loincloth, Faces Scrutiny

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  104. Obee says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    NYC is just ramping up. I have a friend who practices criminal defense in Manhattan. Towards the end of 2019 I asked if he was yet retired. Not voluntarily he replied. What do you mean? There’s just no street crime, no crime no cases, he said. Think about that. Before The lockdown and George Floyd, no crime. That was less than a year ago in Manhattan.

  105. Neuday says:
    @Anon

    Please read and post to your Facebook page large excerpts from Ron Unz’s 2018 posts in his American Pravda series, then contact Facebook tech support and ask them why you can’t share unz.com links. I’m sure you’ll find them most helpful.

  106. @Neoconned

    I don’t think any countries let you just move in. You can visit for a few months as a tourist and spend money, but you have to leave every year. If you want to stay year round you need to apply for permanent residency – show you have the means not to be a burden on society.

    Some places give residency if you invest $$ there or in local government bonds, or open a business and create jobs. So if you are rich, Asia or S. America may supply a haven for you. If you have Jewish or Polish ancestry or something like that the motherland might accept you. I think Poland once wanted back income taxes for your lifetime earnings because they tax worldwide income like the US.

    If you want to work in another country good luck. Them’s jobs are for citizens.

  107. Goatweed says:
    @dearieme

    A drug cartel and a Chinese drug company probably killed Floyd.

    • Agree: tyrone
  108. heyjackass has the best Chicago crime stats.
    For the police perspective, see Secondcitycop

  109. @Buck Ransom

    Buck, City of Berkeley city council and a number of non-profits are touting a new stacked modular housing project for the “unhoused.” When you do the simple math it comes out to $645,000 per unit, plus (don’t mention this, but) another $50K to 60K per year in services to each client. Money, nothing but money.

    • Replies: @Buck Ransom
  110. @Known Fact

    Known Fact, Cuomo’s latest rant, besides declaring that an order of chicken wings does not qualify as a meal, is that the Feds aren’t going to bail out NYS. He neglects to mention that NYS had a $6Billion deficeit before C-19. Did I mention I loathe Cuomo?

  111. Hibernian says:
    @dearieme

    Or “suspected” and/or”alleged” homicide.

  112. “with the lack of baseball statistics…”

    See, now this is a thing that exasperates me. You can be forgiven if you mistrust my opinion about sports, because I don’t care about sports, I’m a lousy and untalented athlete, I care about things like opera and poetry, so if you’re a sports fan, maybe you just say, well Germ is being a dick. And that’s okay.

    But here’s the thing. I may not care about baseball statistics, but I do in fact care about baseball itself, as an art form and as a game, because I think it’s a beautiful, poetic game (like ice hockey,one of the few things I’m actually good at) and because when I was kid, whether I liked it or not, I was forced to play pickup-game street sports. It was a sort of socialization issue. And I got my street respect and my street rep and cred not by being actually good at sports, (I was terrible) but by being a clever nasty wise-ass, like that kid in “The Bad News Bears”.

    Baseball at that time for white kids was a socialization dynamic and a tool for learning how to be a grownup: actual athletic prowess was a secondary issue. Which is really the purpose of sports. Like I say, on the street I was treated like a rock star, with fear and respect, not because I was a good athlete (I was dreadful), but because I was a fearsome nasty wise-ass.

    • Replies: @Walsh2
  113. @Ripple Earthdevil

    Ripple, when they are done defunding the police in San Francisco and the new DA, Chessa Boudin, is still not prosecuting thugs, the city can hire Social Workers to ride the buses and subways and gently remind riders to wear a mask. Should work out fine. If the little Asian driver had called 911 on the maskless riders, but before the assault, would he be considered a Korean Karen?

  114. @Buffalo Joe

    The Berkeley plan sounds a mite stingy to me. Compare the paltry $645K to what the U.S. Conference of Mayors has in mind as a reasonable sum for slavery reparations:

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/mayors-back-reparations-could-cost-6-2-quadrillion-151m-per-descendant

    In brief, the plan proposes that every member of the African-American community will receive a payout of $151 million. To fund this, every white American will need to write a check for $18.96 million.

    I think those pikers in Berkeley need to up their game.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  115. @Anon

    The Washington Post has a nice video that includes all the video from all sources available at the time out in timeline order, including multiple angels…

    “There are no angels; set the devils against one another.”

  116. Ragno says:
    @anon

    Sure, but Steve’s a dab hand with secondary stats and suchlike, not to mention converting them into nifty tables and charts. Besides, Sailer’s statistical legerdemain has a built-in authority and credibility that nobodies like myself sadly lack.

    13:52 is verboten too? Donnerwetter! Wouldn’t it be simpler for them to just post an official list of numbers, acronyms and hand gestures that won’t get your employer and/or local banker contacted or threatened with cancellation? Introducing the 15 Words: We must secure the existence of our language and a future for the OK sign.

  117. Anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:

    Say what you want about Capitalism, but at its best, no governing economic principle matches it’s select efficiency.

    Communists would just dig a hole, when they got around to it:

    https://nypost.com/cover/july-28-2020/

  118. @Clyde

    He’s making a federal case out of a slice of pizza.

    My Sunday school teacher years ago became a federal judge. He told me once that a big part of his job was to deal with a pile of habeus corpus petitions from prisoners including one who said there weren’t enough raisins in his oatmeal.

  119. Ragno says:
    @Dan Smith

    In case you haven’t noticed, up is now down, white is now black, men are now women, riots by antifa waving anarchist and communist flags are now “right-wing terrorism”, and a clueless dotard with a 50-year record of rent-seeking has a 10-point “lead” on a political outsider who managed to fight off a thousand deranged enemies to oversee a sensational economy until they pulled out the last weapon in their arsenal: plague.

    In such an environment, you should probably expect the kind of courtroom “justice” once reserved for places like Zimbabwe. Transcripts and toxicology reports are nice, but voodoo curses and ju-ju sticks can now be entered into evidence, so expect guilty on all counts, regardless of what those counts might be.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
  120. Maybe the race of the community and politics of the local government have something to do with it.

  121. JimDandy says:
    @stillCARealist

    Funny you should say that, as I having been repeating the same words to everyone I know, lately: “People who want to de-fund the police, don not think black lives matter. Aggressive policing saves massive numbers of black lives.”

  122. Hibernian says:
    @Joe Stalin

    Any fool that reads Kass’ columns (I do, I live in Chicago.) knows they’re opinion. Putting him in an Op-Ed section is only a temporary move. Before long they’ll fire him.

    • Replies: @JimDandy
  123. Rob McX says:
    @Joe Stalin

    Colin McMahon, editor-in-chief of the Tribune, today announced plans to reorganize the paper’s columnists and separate their work from the news section…

    One effect will be to relegate Kass and other columnists farther back in the print edition and label them more clearly as opinion writers.

    What an idiot, thinking he’ll appease BLM and its supporters with this kind of sophistry. Everyone can separate opinion from facts. Opinion columns are the views of the writer, which he cites a few facts to support. What Kass says about Soros is either true or false. None of his critics has dared to say which it is.

    • Agree: Buffalo Joe
  124. Hibernian says:
    @Ragno

    …riots by antifa waving anarchist and communist flags are now “right-wing terrorism”…

    Or nonexistent.

  125. Anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:

    Sooo many questions.

    Who is this angry fat chick. Where is her husband? Who’s taking care of her kids while she’s out soliciting a rubber bullet to her crotch? What’s she do for a living? How many intimate black friends does she have? Are her parents still alive? Who’s taking care of her kids while she’s out soliciting a rubber bullet to her crotch? Is her babysitter black? If not, why not, during these hard times?
    When did she give up on herself, and why?

  126. guest says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Mark McGuire has reportedly been beefing up his trigger-finger the natural way:

  127. @El Dato

    El, did I mention I loathe DiBlasio. Posted this before but it fits here. The Buffalo Common (appropriate name) Council voted to change the name of a small island in the Niagara River from Squaw Island to Unity Island. Some one told them Squaw was Mohawk for the vulgar term used instead of vagina. And yet in all my years as an Ironworker working with Indians I never heard that, and I heard them refer to their wives as “My squaw.”

    • Replies: @Buck Ransom
  128. Muggles says:
    @syonredux

    >>Senior police officials and Mayor Bill de Blasio have also blamed the spike in shootings on a slowdown in the court system caused by the pandemic.<<

    I thought it was now "catch and release" in NYC. No bail, etc. Get a desk ticket and pay your fine, or not. Do they even bother taking the time for mug shots and finger prints? Maybe if you smuggle untaxed cigarettes from NC.

    What "courts" are involved in that?

    If you aren't jailing anyone or putting suspects on trial for crimes, or bothering to jail the arrestees prior to trial w/o bail, courts can't be the "cause" of increased shootings/murders.

    de Blasio is just lying again to blame others for the inevitable consequences of his wishful thinking.

  129. @Buck Ransom

    Buck, seems only fair to me and a very reasonable sum. I am cutting back on seafood, wine, Scotch and brie and writing my check now. What is De’Linquentous’ last name?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  130. Walsh2 says:
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Tanner Boyle is the kid in Bad News Bears. If you haven’t watched it in a while treat yourself, Tanner has some great quotes.

    “All we got on this team are a buncha Jews, spics, niggers, pansies, and a booger-eatin’ moron!”

    “Hey Yankees, you can take your apology and your trophy and shove straight up your ass.”

    You don’t see dialogue like that any longer.

  131. BB753 says:
    @Dan Smith

    Would Floyd have died too if they had tazed him?

  132. El Dato says:

    OT: We are living in several irreconciliable different realities, worse than watching the Twilight Zone about Nazi timetravelers while dropping Floydanyl (and that includes people wandering around in biohazard suits), I think the night of the long knifes better be tabled for a relatively near future coz’ there is no talking one’s way out of this.

    Dems, media allies cry foul after GOP leader ‘hijacks’ Barr hearing with video showing violent side of protests

    Immediately after the seven-minute video ended, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said, “Well, I hope that Mr Jordan will never complain about the length of my opening statement.” He added that Republicans had violated policy by failing to give the committee 48-hour notice of a video exhibit.

    CNN dismissively described the video as showing “scenes of protesters and police clashing.” It also called into question the veracity of the footage: “While numerous anti-racism protests broke out after the killing of George Floyd, it’s not clear where or when the videos in the GOP montage were taken.”

    At this point, it is even impossible to know whether people believe what they profess to believe, whether they are willfully stupid, just plain stupid, assholes, corrupt, in a conspiracy, Jewish or otherwise, or have invasive brain cancer. Everything is rotten to the core.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @J.Ross
  133. @black sea

    For Latin America, Chile seems pretty inviting, and Argentina, if they can keep their economy out of the ditch. Somehow, Chile intrigues me more.

    There are portions of Santiago that are near First World quality. Wonderful skiing about two hours away in the Andes.

  134. guest says:
    @Jack D

    I was wondering how something might get entangled in a fracture myself. It doesn’t make sense, except perhaps on a quantum level, as you mention.

    What is quantum entanglement? To my knowledge, simply when particles interact or share the same space so as to make it impossible to describe one without reference to the other.

    A fracture of course is a crack of break in something. Or, if you will, a defect in solid matter.

    In physics, mechanics deals with fractures as fields around these defects.

    So, say on the subatomic level Debate particles (Dp) encounter Statistical Spike in Criminality particles (Sp) within a Political Fracture Field (Pfft!).

  135. @Jack D

    “Believe it or not, Colombia. It’s now a peaceful country.”

    Medellin still had 600 murders last year, plus another 300 people who disappeared and haven’t resurfaced.

    https://colombiareports.com/medellins-homicides-finally-dropped-in-2019-but-what-about-the-294-who-went-missing/

    And over-confident young US tourists pursuing the beautiful chicas still wake up (mostly – unlucky ones don’t on rare occasions) with no money, passport, laptop or credit cards. Scopolamine is a helluva drug.

    https://www.nomadichustle.com/getting-drugged-in-colombia-scopolamine/

    • Replies: @Jack D
  136. El Dato says:
    @Clyde

    Yeah, I saw it in ’90 in 3-for-1 ticket. Good times. No girlfriend though.

  137. @Bartleby the Scrivner

    The outbreak of spontaneous jogging was mostly peaceful, except for the looting, arson, and mayhem.

  138. @Buffalo Joe

    You might have fun trolling your local political hacks by whining in the local media that Unity Island was clearly named in honor of the 1930s-era British debutante
    Unity Mitford, a friend and supporter of Adolf Hitler. To really make a stink, contact your local B’nai Brith or fire off indignant emails to the ADL and the SPLC. Alternately, maybe there is another little island in the river that the local honchos can rename in honor of Unity’s sister Diana, who married Oswald Mosley.

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

  139. Jack D says:
    @stillCARealist

    America (and a few other countries) is unique in that there is a broad and deep middle class. In many other countries (such as Uruguay) and especially in their cities you have mainly the rich and the poor. Americans are not used to seeing this but this is how most of the world was throughout history. The attitude of the rich is “the poor are always with us”. Poor does not necessarily mean violent. The poor live their lives and you live yours and there is not much intersection – maybe your cleaning lady. Yes there are poor sections and poor people but there is also the section where the rich people live with nice shopping where you can buy pretty much the same stuff as you would get in the US. You just have to learn not to let the poverty bother you, which must be hard for a bleeding heart American female.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @stillCARealist
  140. Looks like Steve will be able to use his Willie Brown material after all:

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  141. Anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:
    @Neoconned

    I would avoid China. They can be pretty bigoted, and then there’s their lack of infrastructure standards that are chock full of surprises.

    For example, many chinese remain unconvinced of the basic utilitarian value of adequate amounts of rebar, and other reliable structural support strategies, that Western Europeans in general, and Americans in particular, have come to take for granted:

  142. J.Ross says:
    @stillCARealist

    More specific to your comment about area cleanliness, a lot of the world has an aesthetic derived from the 2,000 Year Old Man (Let ’em all go to hell, except for Cave 23). In America we had too much wilderness to screw up, then we had community ideas about cleanliness, then we had Unz-like benevolent rich people doing public works like Carnegie’s libraries. As a result when you see litter it’s an aberration whoch makes you expect to see black people. In most of the rest of the world, it’s not poverty, but prioritizing your own over any public cleanliness. The interior of the house may be postcard beautiful, especial a court or dining room used to receive guests. The outside of the house may be poured concrete. The outside doesn’t matter, the inside is everything. People with that mindset don’t care about a public area being dirty, but the same people would care about dirt inside their homes.

  143. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @El Dato

    Power is a zero sum game. Separation or violence.

    # mass immigration

  144. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D

    White European countries and those the English speaking race occupied after sacrificing 100s of thousands of young men, Japan and Korea.

  145. @Walsh2

    If I had had a so-called “Indian Name” as a teenager, I would have really had two:
    one would be “Throws Like A Girl” , and the other one would have been, “Do Not EVER Insult Lightning-Mouth.”

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  146. J.Ross says:

    Nevertheless the Back the Blue rally, and the inability of leftist lyingpress to do anything new, has me optimistic.

    Minnesota may forbid cameras in the trial following the overdosing death of that drug addict who attacked a pregnant woman and trued to pass counterfeit bills. Why wouldn’t they have cameras? Is it because the cops are going to get off?

  147. Dead joggers, yawn.

    Mass evictions and foreclosures?
    Yeah baby:

    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/imminent-eviction-waves-could-be-seen-these-states

    Yo, Covidiots who swallowed CoronaHoax hook, line, sinker, rod, reel, and boat: you think maybe there was a better way to handle the seasonal flu? Such as:

    If your lungs are diseased,
    Self-quarantine please;
    If your health is okay,
    Go on about your day!

  148. Anon[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Bragadocious

    What about Italian areas?

  149. Anon[245] • Disclaimer says:

    OT: Scientists find that if you’re over six feet tall, you’re twice as likely to get Covid. I suspect the problem is this: We know taller people tend to be smarter. Smarter men are more likely to work office jobs that use their brains than outdoor jobs using brawn, and if you’re crammed into ‘open office’ floor space plans, you’re more likely to get infected. Taller, higher IQ men are also likely to be more talkative and social if they’re surrounded constantly by other people than shorter men who work outdoor jobs.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8568125/Men-6ft-TWICE-likely-infected-Covid-19-study-claims.html

  150. anon[283] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    Who is this angry fat chick.

    She’s a single mother.

    Where is her husband?

    She never had one. Or more likely she divorced him. Could be either way.

    Who’s taking care of her kids while she’s out soliciting a rubber bullet to her crotch?

    If she has an ex husband I’m sure it’s his job. Or maybe a local teen gang of Antifa, who will molest them.

    What’s she do for a living?

    Min wage job, plus welfare, maybe child support, probably some trad cucks in churches. Hysterical weepy women like this can walk into any church and get a lot of money and other help. Trad cucks can’t stand up to an hysterical woman.

    How many intimate black friends does she have?

    In Portland? Lol! Probably zero.

    Are her parents still alive?

    Who cares?

    Who’s taking care of her kids while she’s out soliciting a rubber bullet to her crotch? Is her babysitter black? If not, why not, during these hard times?
    When did she give up on herself, and why?

    She’s hysterically emotional over a Cause, because she’s in permanent rebellion against sanity.

    This is the face of many American women. This is what American men are supposed to wife up, make babies with, trust unconditionally and then pay child support to when she breaks her promises.

  151. donut says:
    @Goatweed

    Could I get his number ?

  152. @Anonymous

    My bet is the baby daddy is bLACK and he is in prison.

  153. @El Dato

    Yep. Lurid isn’t the apt word. Brutal probably isn’t either. The perpetrators are fellow humans, not animals.

    I’d suggest “barbarous”, in the sense of “primitive and uncivilized”.

  154. Anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:

    Note to Chicago:

    You know, while you guys are standing around talking, NYC is crankin’ up the numbers.

    If you don’t want to lose again this week, ya’ll best get your 9MM’s to poppin.

  155. @Anonymous

    Portland mama, lolz. She should walk home and throw out all the cheap carbs for a start.

  156. @Jack D

    I don’t think Neoconned or SFG are bleeding heart females.

    I know several women from 3rd world countries and they all appreciate the fact that domestic labor can be had readily and cheaply there…. Brazil, Philippines, Colombia. They don’t mind the poverty, as they realize that w/o said poverty the help would be expensive, they just don’t like the crime that seems to come with it. Hence, they got themselves to the US.

    I don’t know about crime in Uruguay, but the poverty and dirt are common signs that it’s lurking nearby. Poor doesn’t have to equal violence, but for some reason it often does.

  157. @Percy Gryce

    Yeah, I can see Joe keeping Harris close to his chest and other body parts. Good choice Joe, but I don’t really think it will be her.

  158. Anon7 says:

    OT: What are those Democrats doing? I get texts that are intended for my daughter…

    Great news – Stacey Abrams is holding a Michigan virtual roundtable tomorrow about how Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” economic recovery plan will address systemic racism and advance racial economic equity. Can you join?

    Today’s prediction: The “recovery plan” is that Covid-19 never really goes away, we should be masking up and distancing for the flu anyway. Free enterprise and capitalism are inherently racist and unequal, so all of those businesses will close. The big box businesses like Walmart and Amazon will be nationalized. We’re done!

  159. Cortes says:
    @Anonymous

    Chicago responders and emergency services generally have more recent “game time” and their superiority over plucky NYC rookie counterparts should be acknowledged.

  160. J.Ross says:
    @El Dato

    Prior to the erection of the Censorship and Wrongthink Monitoring Apparatus, the Democrats would be widely called out and satirized. Now (hopefully) plenty of people think they’re crazy, but the Left gets to try to just push through their lunatic version as though unopposed. They have painted themselves into a corner and cannot admit to widely demonstrated (and widely seen) non-controversial facts because then they would have no case against Barr.

  161. trelane says:
    @Redneck farmer

    Uh, there has been no baseball season this year beyond a few at bats in 2 or 3 games. It’s almost August.

  162. @Almost Missouri

    As I recall, last time you did this comparison, Chicago was distinctly ahead of New York City in marksmanship. Is NYC knocking Chicago off that pedestal too?

    The New York Post is an indispensible source in these matters. Certainly ain’t gonna see this stuff in the Times, Daily News nor the Island’s Newsday (full disclosure: I did deliver both the Daily News and Newsday as a paper boy. Do paper boys still exist?).

    Watch how a simple brush of a stranger’s shoulder goes sideways: https://nypost.com/2020/07/28/ex-suny-football-player-shot-during-bodega-brawl-in-queens/

    Thanks, Deblasio!

    • Replies: @SaneClownPosse
  163. Jack D says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    Philly (pop. 1.5 mil.) had 356 homicides last year. Medellin (pop. 2.5 mil) at 600 is virtually identical per capital (and Philly will be higher this year). I assume in both cases that most of the homicides involve the poor (nonwhites) and people involved in the drug trade so that middle class (and above) white people are not usually the targets.

    As for getting drugged, you don’t have to go all the way to Colombia for that – it happens right here:

    https://abcnews.go.com/US/drugged-scammed-beautiful-women-weatherman-tells-story/story?id=16005588

    Here is a hint – if you are a middle aged guy and young sexy female strangers take a sudden interest in you, chances are they are interested in something in your pants. Unfortunately, that something is your wallet.

  164. anon[233] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    “Summoned MAMA”, hoo boy.

    This is the kind of stuff that is saturating Facebook right now. It’s all raw emotion with zero reason and it’s part of the larger social dogpile. I can fully understand why some married women would just step away from social media right now just to put stuff like this at arms length.

    There is no way to reason with people like this. None. Counter emotion is all that may get through, and even that is uncertain.

  165. Anon[245] • Disclaimer says:

    Now there’s a movement to stop paying rent and mortgages. This sounds like the next leftist talking point. I’m beginning to think the left wants to provoke a massive violent revolution before the next election because they think they’ll lose the election. Frankly, the left is trying to create a Fort Sumpter moment. However, Covid may make cities so dangerous that rents and housing prices will plunge anyway.

  166. Anonymous[117] • Disclaimer says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    You first, Mr. Joe. I have my $18.96 million in a CD, and I am not cashing it in.

  167. @James Braxton

    And the least impacted is Zaire or Zambia.

    Most of Africa has per capita deaths below .5 ppm(million). Something about the long term medicine that they have been taking for parasites kills the current plague.

    Either that or the designer virus just loves wealthly developed nations.

  168. @Kibernetika

    They have behaved that way in Queens (and Brooklyn) forever.

  169. @Currahee

    The NRA, right wing terrorism, gun shows.
    Obvious.

    To Rev’m Al:

    Sharpton railed against gun manufacturers, the National Rifle Association and gunmen with no regard for life.
    “They inundate our community, they storm our community with guns,” Sharpton said. “And we can’t even get background check legislation passed. It’s not that we’re blaming the victim, it’s that many of you are cowardly and won’t fight the NRA and the right wing that benefit off this.”

    https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-baby-funeral-shot-cookout-20200727-gazjrnzicbakvby4huov6dwcru-story.html

  170. JimDandy says:
    @Hibernian

    What a joke this is. The page two (or sometimes 3) Chicago opinion column is a very, very old tradition, and Kass was put there as heir to the legendary opinion columnist, Mike Royko, who occupied that spot, and before that Page 2 of The Sun Times/Daily News.

  171. @Jack D

    Here is a hint – if you are a middle aged guy and young sexy female strangers take a sudden interest in you, chances are they are interested in something in your pants. Unfortunately, that something is your wallet.

    Oh, Jack. You’d be no fun at all on shore leave 😉

  172. Living in Brooklyn I can tell you we have a lot of young, promising killers and I’m confident we can stay competitive.

  173. Anon[241] • Disclaimer says:

    OT: If this is true it’s nuts: Oregon is in talks with the White House to pull federal troops OUT of Portland as it’s revealed the city is fining authorities $500 every 15 minutes for the ‘unauthorized’ fence outside the courthouse. Well, that’s one way for a bankrupt city to get money from the Federal Government. It ought to be illegal. Someone needs to sue the city for this.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8570409/Oregon-talks-White-House-pull-federal-troops-Portland.html

  174. Mr. Anon says:
    @Jack D

    Here is a hint – if you are a middle aged guy and young sexy female strangers take a sudden interest in you, chances are they are interested in something in your pants. Unfortunately, that something is your wallet.

    Words of wisdom. Even if they aren’t just strangers.

  175. @trelane

    All the Mattingly boys were really good high school athletes, their names appearing regularly in the sports section of the local paper. Here’s a link to an article about this family dynasty. (good anecdotal evidence of heritability)

    https://www.courierpress.com/story/sports/2020/06/16/randy-mattingly-played-quarterback-nfl-cfl/3175146001/

  176. @Anonymous

    Looks like she has a patch of five-o-clock shadow on her right, lower chin. She’s tired. She should go home. And shave.

  177. Anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:
    @Neoconned

    We’re getting near the end i think…..if any of ypu HAD TO IMMIGRATE to eitber Asia or Latin America to what country wpuld you go and why?

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurabegleybloom/2020/07/28/escape-america-countries-buy-citizenship-second-passport/#6a13727a7f74

    • Thanks: Neoconned
  178. @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Very interesting, “Two Dogs Screwing”.

    Old joke. Couldn’t resist. 😉

  179. @Jack D

    “Here is a hint – if you are a middle aged guy…”

    Thanks. The stories I’ve heard, from people who’ve spent years living and working there, are not of middle aged mugs but of young guys thinking with the wrong part of their anatomy. The exceptional beauty of some of the women, plus “having drink taken”, tends to cause the survival instinct to be overridden by other instincts.

    Doesn’t happen all the time, or the clubs would be empty. But it happens enough.

    “as for getting drugged, you don’t have to go all the way to Colombia for that”

    Ah yes . “I’m not taking any extra precautions in Jo’burg, why should I? There was a girl murdered in Iceland last year!

  180. Anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    Your slip has come in, ladies of girth!

  181. anon[414] • Disclaimer says:
    @J.Ross

    Thanks: and LOL!

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