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Now, you know and I know that the guy who shot up the New York subway this morning in Brooklyn (so far no dead, thankfully — Sailer’s Law of Mass Shootings apparently works even in this terrorist-style attack) was another Angry Black Man.

But do New York Times readers, many of whom live in New York and need to be on the look out for this dangerous maniac on the run, know that? You’d have to read pretty deep into the NYT’s coverage to find a picture of the shooter.

Here are all the images that the NYT has posted higher up in their coverage than the picture of the wanted desperado.

Neither video includes a picture of the wanted man.

And then, finally after 1,563 words, 8 photos, 2 videos, and 1 custom-made map, we get a picture of the shooter on the loose:

The NYT still can’t bear to use the word “black” to describe the gunman:

Mr. James remains at large, James Essig, the Police Department’s chief of detectives, said in a news conference at police headquarters.

“We are endeavoring to locate him to determine his connection to the subway shooting, if any,” Chief Essig said.

He appeared to have posted dozens of videos on YouTube, where he riffed off news events in long, vitriolic rants. He blamed Black women for violence among Black people and pointed to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as evidence that whites are genocidal.

Shortly before 8:30 a.m., the police said, a heavyset, dark-skinned man in a construction vest and construction helmet donned a gas mask as a crowded N train approached the 36th Street station in the Sunset Park neighborhood, tossed two smoke grenades on the floor of the car, and began firing the gun. Thirty-three shots later, he fled.

In contrast, if you go to NYPost.com:

 
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  1. Why are those NYPD cops holding “assault weapons”?

    I thought that “assault weapons” are “weapons of war that don’t belong on our streets” and their “only purpose” is to “slaughter innocent people.”

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Supply and Demand
    @Dr. X

    #defundthepolice

  2. I guess using negro is too harsh.

  3. The NYT still can’t bear to use the word “black” to describe the gunman:

    Steve, the correct NYT style is “Black” and no, it can’t be used to describe wanted criminals.

    Only racists assume that lacking a racial description (i.e. white nationalist, Asian mobster, Slavic looking probably Russian, Hispanic undocumented migrant) that the perp must be a dusky American descendant of slaves.

    All the News We See Fit to Print

    • Agree: ScarletNumber, SBaker
    • Replies: @Paul Jolliffe
    @Muggles

    No, no.

    It’s “All the news that fits (the narrative), we’ll print.”

    , @The True Nolan
    @Muggles

    "Only racists assume that lacking a racial description (i.e. white nationalist, Asian mobster, Slavic looking probably Russian, Hispanic undocumented migrant) that the perp must be a dusky American descendant of slaves."

    Hmmm... "Only REALISTS assume that lacking a racial description (i.e. white nationalist, Asian mobster, Slavic looking probably Russian, Hispanic undocumented migrant) that the perp must be a dusky American descendant of slaves."

    Fixed it!

    Replies: @Inquiring Mind

    , @Bill Jones
    @Muggles

    All the News that Fits, We Print.

  4. As is now frequently the case in woke media accounts, if you go by the order of the photographs, the perpetrator’s vehicle bears more responsibility than he himself does.

    By the way, OT: Jonathan Haidt has published another massive essay in the Atlantic on all the ails that ail all of us: Why the Past 10 Years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid.

    Haidt uses the Tower of Babel story to inform and organize his ideas. He’s on the right track, but he spends a lot of the essay paying the woke-geld required for publishing this many words in the Atlantic, i.e. he implies that the deleterious effect of social media on democratic insitututions is primarily a right-wing phenomenon, while carefully admitting that okay, all of the cultural high ground in American culture is firmly controlled and viciously policed by the hard left, yet somehow cancel culture and other almost uniformally woke social media misuses may well be vaguely bipartisan.

    Still, Haidt is no idiot, and he concludes with some interesting (if not uniformly plausible or desirable) recommendations for improving the situation, at least in the long run. He’s pretty bleak on the short- to medium-term situation.

    • Replies: @International Jew
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Yeah, that was a good piece. I especially enjoyed his recap of how the social media sites gradually learned to become more hysteria-inducing and addictive.

    , @PhysicistDave
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    The Last Real Calvinist wrote:


    [Jonathan Haidt]’s on the right track, but he spends a lot of the essay paying the woke-geld required for publishing this many words in the Atlantic...

     

    No, Haidt is not on the "right track": Haidt loves the bureaucratic garrison state established by liberal social engineers and militarists during the twentieth century and he fears that the Crazy Left today is destroying it.

    A typical example from his essay:

    In the 20th century, America’s shared identity as the country leading the fight to make the world safe for democracy was a strong force that helped keep the culture and the polity together.
     
    Of course, America's intervention in the war "to make the world safe for democracy," WW I, led to Nazism, Communism, the Great Depression, etc.

    This is not something to be proud of or that should be preserved.


    Starting with the Progressives in the late nineteenth century, a group of would-be elitists consciously decided to replace the American Republic with a rule by experts in which ordinary people would be restricted to simply alternating groups of social engineers during election years: see Crunden's Ministers Of Reform and Rothbard's The Progressive Era. And the dominant group among the Progressives -- there were dissenters but they were overpowered by TR, World-War Wilson, et al. -- decided to extend this social engineering mania to the entire planet.

    For the better part of a century, this was limited to large-scale institutions -- the Federal Reserve System, the universities, the Deep State, Social Security, the medical cartel, etc. -- that at least left most Americans alone in the intimate aspects of their lives.

    But in the last few decades, this assault on the American Republic reached its logical apotheosis: an assault on all normal human life -- family relationships, relationships between the sexes, and, finally, the very idea of biological sex.

    Haidt just wants to dial things back again to a level of tyranny that ordinary middle-class people will tolerate.

    Haidt writes:

    An autocracy can deploy propaganda or use fear to motivate the behaviors it desires, but a democracy depends on widely internalized acceptance of the legitimacy of rules, norms, and institutions.
     
    Yes, and at last -- at long, long last! -- the American people are waking up and rejecting their "internalized acceptance" of the "rules, norms, and institutions" that liberals and progressives have imposed on the American people during the last one-and-a-third centuries.

    It's coming to an end. It is time to tear out of American society, root and branch, the evil institutions imposed by the Progressives -- the military-industrial complex, the educational cartel, the "respected" news media, and all the rest.

    Écrasez l'infâme!
    , @Altai
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    'Social media' is too vague a term. What happened when social media came into being? Tumblr and the mass entrance of adolescent girls and young women into political discourse. Of course they immediately set the stage for a crazed moral panic that begat a response. As others have noted, social media enables female social aggression on a vast scale and has become home to unhinged cluster B types who are the power-users who direct the greater shoal. We don't seem to have adapted as a society to this influx of political influence form what was previously the most apolitical group, adolescent girls and young women.

    Ultimately it also comes down to immigration not being seen as a source of legitimate concern or the collective rights of native Europeans or white Americans to be legitimate. Such that when people vote for Donald Trump (Or Marine Le Pen who by recent polls garners the majority of under 55s and given demographics and even larger percent of ethnic French under that age), they literally can't imagine why anyone would do it outside being crazy or evil.

    Stuff like this just doesn't happen without social media. That is the dynamic that is going on here and nobody will openly say it.

    https://twitter.com/SamnyttSimon/status/1268266061801160711

    Incredibly on Twitter the above video is now 'age restricted'.

    Another view.

    https://twitter.com/balenciagajjeon/status/1268266680444227584

    , @Thea
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    I appreciate Haidt but there is no left or right. No true ideals are being promoted, on either side. There is only tribe vs tribe.

    American society has become basic and primitive

    , @Jack D
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    An interesting essay. As usual, diagnosis is easier than cure.

    You can see here how in the Ukraine discussions, the Putinist and the Zelenskyites and even the neutrals no longer share a single reality - instead of all looking into the same mirror, each group has its own fragment. So the other groups appear to be not only wrong but nuts to them because they appear to believe insane shit. But if your favorite sources are RT rather than the Washington Post (or vice versa), the stuff you are saying doesn't appear nuts at all - you are well within the mainstream of your particular universe. In your universe, believing that the Battle of Kiev was just a feint rather than a defeat and that Putin was forced by NATO to start this war (sorry, special military action) is a completely mainstream view and someone who says the opposite has lost his mind. And vice versa. It's just that we inhabit different circles and it has become increasingly difficult to speak to people in different circles because there is no longer any shared set of assumptions. And of course, outside actors, with both financial and political motives, are eager to exploit this fragmentation and deliver to people just the content that they crave.

    Replies: @Old Prude

  5. The NYT still can’t bear to use the word “black” to describe the gunman:

    That is “Black” to you, Steve. With a capital B. But, as another commenter noted, in the event of misdeeds by Blacks, race is not relevant.

    • Agree: stari_momak
    • Replies: @Meretricious
    @Anon

    I think NY Times style guide uses lowercase "black" to describe criminals. The honorific "Black" is reserved for beneficiaries of affirmative action, athletes, and rappers

    , @Prester John
    @Anon

    The media Greek chorus will try to cast this guy as a crazed "right winger" who happened to be black, ergo a traitor to The Cause.

  6. The Sacramento mass shooting disappeared from the media radar screen almost immediately. My guess is the same happens with this shooting.

    If there is any discussion it will be about the need for gun control. Gotta reinforce leftist talking points!

    No one will mention the two real problems here:
    1. Mental Health: Laws from the 1970s make it impossible to institutionalize dangerously mentally ill people without their consent.

    2. Law Enforcement: There are already laws in New York that prevent gun possession by mentally ill people. You can pass all the gun laws you want, but if you defund and demoralize police, there is no one to enforce these laws.

    • Replies: @Anon
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    I am getting to the point where I'm going to say that the vast majority of mentally ill people in this country are just people who took too many drugs. They aren't organically mentally ill. They drove themselves to mental illness through drug abuse and their mental illness is entirely their own fault.

    Replies: @NJ Transit Commuter, @NYGRUMP

    , @Jonathan Mason
    @NJ Transit Commuter


    No one will mention the two real problems here:
    1. Mental Health: Laws from the 1970s make it impossible to institutionalize dangerously mentally ill people without their consent.

    2. Law Enforcement: There are already laws in New York that prevent gun possession by mentally ill people. You can pass all the gun laws you want, but if you defund and demoralize police, there is no one to enforce these laws.
     
    1. Not true. Mentally ill people can be locked up involuntarily if they are judged to be a danger to self or others.

    However it is a matter of opinion as to whether a person who was previously adjudicated dangerous is no longer dangerous, and I think that's what you're talking about.

    2. I don't think this has anything to do with defunding the police. The issue is that all the states have their own laws, they do not enforce their borders or have any kind of checks on people arriving from other states by road, rail, or air, so they are limited in being able to enforce their laws at street level.

    Presumably if the New York subway has equivalent to TSA officers checking all passengers before they are allowed to board a train, the cost of such security would make it too expensive to travel.

    If you arrive in NY on an international flight at JFK, then you have to go through federal controls and it is much harder to bring in a firearm.

    Replies: @Muggles, @Technite78, @Alden

    , @Old Prude
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    Brandon outlawed Ghost Guns to reduce crime. It didn't work here, because ghosts are white, and this fellow used a black gun. Brandon needs to outlaw black guns. (can some wit here figure out the correct capitalization for me?)

  7. Those who got shot are Chinese. I am going by the above photo. This idiot brought lots of clips but his gun jammed. So he ran off. What saved the day was his piss poor shooting, plus that he brought only one gun. I like his deranged YouTube videos. Another case of a sub-IQ thinking he’s a genius. One YouTube comment — “We wuz kangz”
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtl9pjnppooRbj_YssCKxsA/videos

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    @Clyde


    What saved the day was his piss poor shooting, plus that he brought only one gun.
     
    What saved the day was Sailer's Law. Same as in Sacramento and countless other recent cases. Q: Why don't the MSM start recognizing this and celebrating it as a life-saving feature of their pampered pets?

    Q2: Who wants to bet this'll end up on the official tally as another instance of anti-asian violence, which as we all know is caused by, um, Tiny please help me out here?

    Replies: @fish

    , @Spect3r
    @Clyde

    Damn, he even has this video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mPsKn8guS0

    Wow!

    , @International Jew
    @Clyde

    Heh, so unlike all the other mass shooters, he wasn't a complete nobody. Who was the last urban terrorist like that? The Unabomber perhaps?

    , @tomhoser
    @Clyde

    Maybe a "Manchurian Candidate"?

    , @anon
    @Clyde

    He ranted like a raving lunatic about whites but shot up a bunch of Chinese? How odd.

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/04/13/nyc-subway-shooting-person-of-interest-frank-r-james-ranted-about-race-wars-homelessness/

    Replies: @Bill Jones

  8. “dark-skinned man in a construction vest and construction helmet”

    The skin color is cleverly placed in direct proximity to “construction” attire in order to dilute the mention of skin color. The implication is that, somewhere, he was exposed to the redneck construction-worker vibe, and the poor guy, he got brainwashed by the rednecks. So don’t blame black culture, blame redneck construction workers.

    Maybe the above apposition was merely a natural way to present physical appearance, and was not done deviously. However, in either case, the takeaway of many readers will be the same.

    • Thanks: PiltdownMan
    • Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist
    @SafeNow

    This is well-noticed and depressingly plausible; thanks much.

    , @Anonymous
    @SafeNow


    The skin color is cleverly placed in direct proximity to “construction” attire in order to dilute the mention of skin color. The implication is that, somewhere, he was exposed to the redneck construction-worker vibe
     
    Or perhaps he was tanned from working outside every day.
  9. @SafeNow

    “dark-skinned man in a construction vest and construction helmet”
     
    The skin color is cleverly placed in direct proximity to “construction” attire in order to dilute the mention of skin color. The implication is that, somewhere, he was exposed to the redneck construction-worker vibe, and the poor guy, he got brainwashed by the rednecks. So don’t blame black culture, blame redneck construction workers.

    Maybe the above apposition was merely a natural way to present physical appearance, and was not done deviously. However, in either case, the takeaway of many readers will be the same.

    Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist, @Anonymous

    This is well-noticed and depressingly plausible; thanks much.

    • Agree: PiltdownMan, kaganovitch
  10. What set this guy off? James is hardly an extremist by the standards of Hotep Youtube or the ranters on 125th Street in Harlem on a Saturday afternoon. Self-hating, spiteful towards the world, sure, but hardly out of the ordinary. Yesterday, he was guzzling his usual half liter of vodka per stream and the next day he went full-on Joker mode in Brooklyn’s Chinatown. Why?

    Two obvious questions arise.

    Why does this borderline schizo have a better television than I do? And why are his Ukraine takes on average better than Sailer’s?

    • LOL: Jim Christian
    • Replies: @duncsbaby
    @clifford brown

    Yeah, I couldn't help but notice he has a pretty nice tv. My tv is my laptop. I know I'm oppressing him though, I know.

  11. OT:
    Walgreens in SF:

    As other folks in the thread have pointed out, the only thing not under lock and key is… sunscreen.

    • LOL: Calvin Hobbes
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @joe_mama

    Negroes are also going crazy in Los Angeles. Their newest bizarre criminal activity is following white people to their homes to beat and rob them. They’re completely out of control. Worse than the Clinton years. The only mitigating factor is many of the whites being terrorized, beaten and robbed in their homes likely voted for Biden.

    https://youtu.be/xFyvp9v-ivc

    , @Bill Jones
    @joe_mama

    Perhaps the other countries he's experienced are those with the rule of law where stealing is a crime.

    , @Bozo the Clown
    @joe_mama

    Many mom & pop corner stores in America’s “dark-skinned” urban environments consist of an empty room, one wall of which has a high security bank teller style window installed within. Customers tell the guy behind the glass how many blunts or Chore Boy scouring pads they want, and he slides them through the chute (payment first, of course). The product shelves are all behind the wall.

    Replies: @Jack D

  12. Anonymous[166] • Disclaimer says:
    @SafeNow

    “dark-skinned man in a construction vest and construction helmet”
     
    The skin color is cleverly placed in direct proximity to “construction” attire in order to dilute the mention of skin color. The implication is that, somewhere, he was exposed to the redneck construction-worker vibe, and the poor guy, he got brainwashed by the rednecks. So don’t blame black culture, blame redneck construction workers.

    Maybe the above apposition was merely a natural way to present physical appearance, and was not done deviously. However, in either case, the takeaway of many readers will be the same.

    Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist, @Anonymous

    The skin color is cleverly placed in direct proximity to “construction” attire in order to dilute the mention of skin color. The implication is that, somewhere, he was exposed to the redneck construction-worker vibe

    Or perhaps he was tanned from working outside every day.

  13. Anonymous[605] • Disclaimer says:

    Literally 4 days after another black man went nuts in Lakewood NJ over the course of a daylong stabbing and pedestrian-hitting spree. Does nj.com ever mention the word black? Of course not. This one didn’t even rate a non-regional story! https://www.nj.com/ocean/2022/04/man-promised-blood-bath-in-antsemetic-attacks-targeting-lakewood-orthodox-jews-cops-say.html

    • Replies: @Thomas Covenant Unbeliever
    @Anonymous

    The Humanity

    , @Paul Jolliffe
    @Anonymous

    Isn’t there a meme about the “vibrancy effect” of life on any Martin Luther King street in America?

  14. @Clyde
    Those who got shot are Chinese. I am going by the above photo. This idiot brought lots of clips but his gun jammed. So he ran off. What saved the day was his piss poor shooting, plus that he brought only one gun. I like his deranged YouTube videos. Another case of a sub-IQ thinking he's a genius. One YouTube comment -- "We wuz kangz"
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtl9pjnppooRbj_YssCKxsA/videos

    Replies: @HammerJack, @Spect3r, @International Jew, @tomhoser, @anon

    What saved the day was his piss poor shooting, plus that he brought only one gun.

    What saved the day was Sailer’s Law. Same as in Sacramento and countless other recent cases. Q: Why don’t the MSM start recognizing this and celebrating it as a life-saving feature of their pampered pets?

    Q2: Who wants to bet this’ll end up on the official tally as another instance of anti-asian violence, which as we all know is caused by, um, Tiny please help me out here?

    • Agree: mc23, anonymouseperson
    • Replies: @fish
    @HammerJack

    Tiny please help me out here?


    Tiny isn't available right now Hammer.....he's off sitting on his Ebony Obelisk.

  15. The media is afraid to talk about Black crime because it does not fit the narrative. Period.

    • Agree: anonymouseperson
    • Replies: @silviosilver
    @Gore 2004


    The media is afraid to talk about Black crime because it does not fit the narrative. Period.
     
    Right. I would only amend it to "...because it upsets the narrative."

    It's not something they're stumped by; this is very deliberate.
  16. Let’s get to the truly important matters. How is this connected to Emmett Till?

    • Replies: @Mike_from_SGV
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    No, the truly important question is, Were any trans womxn of color injured?

  17. a heavyset, dark-skinned man in a construction vest and construction helmet donned a gas mask

    Whoever wrote the article is clearly a bigoted racist (“dark-skinned”!) who hates working-class (“construction”) Americans who might justly fear the Covid virus in the air (“mask”). And not to forget the lack of body-positivity (“heavyset”). Who is writing this evil tract?

    Come of think of it, why is the writer being so sexually binary (“man”)? Did the writer ask the suspect of its preferred pronouns first?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Twinkie

    ... so by "construction vest" does he mean a brightly colored, high-visibility safety vest, or a canvas or suede vest with pouches to hold tools?

    Replies: @HammerJack

  18. I’m sorry for not submitting more off-topic comments about Saturn or FDH to be moderated but all of my time has been monopolized by the breathtaking grandeur that is CNN+. It’s like seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time. Why, it’s been estimated that the designers of CNN+ have spent \$25,000 per user on the breakaway new upstart news service app channel. The best part is knowing that Jeff Zucker’s not there any more, so, while this was a project of his, the credit for this sweeping spectacle must be shared. CNN+ — it’s like CNN, but with additional items!

  19. @Twinkie

    a heavyset, dark-skinned man in a construction vest and construction helmet donned a gas mask
     
    Whoever wrote the article is clearly a bigoted racist ("dark-skinned"!) who hates working-class ("construction") Americans who might justly fear the Covid virus in the air ("mask"). And not to forget the lack of body-positivity ("heavyset"). Who is writing this evil tract?

    Come of think of it, why is the writer being so sexually binary ("man")? Did the writer ask the suspect of its preferred pronouns first?

    Replies: @J.Ross

    … so by “construction vest” does he mean a brightly colored, high-visibility safety vest, or a canvas or suede vest with pouches to hold tools?

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    @J.Ross

    And what the hell is a 'construction helmet'? Is that the NYT's name for a hard hat??

    PS: he looks like Charles Blow's brother.

  20. Biden’s luck. Right before a gun-grab executive order, a perfect precursor event takes place to excite and embolden his side. Apparently just a lone nut in this case.

  21. Right now on the Times’ home page, the shooting appears fourth from the top — behind three Ukraine articles.

  22. Weird stuff often happens in mid-April.

    April 12, 1861 – attack on Fort Sumter
    April 14, 1865 – Lincoln assassination
    April 14, 1912 – Titanic
    April 13, 1945 – FDR dies
    April 12, 1961 – Yuri Gagarin orbits the earth
    April 12, 1981 – first shuttle flight
    April 18, 1983 – U.S. embassy in Beirut bombed
    April 14, 1986 – U.S. attack on Libya
    April 19, 1989 – U.S.S. Iowa explosion
    April 19, 1993 – Waco
    April 19, 1995 – Oklahoma City
    April 20, 1999 – Columbine shooting
    April 19, 2005 – Pope Benedict elected
    April 16, 2007 – Virginia Tech shooting
    April 20, 2010 – Deepwater Horizon explosion
    April 15, 2013 – Boston Marathon bombing
    April 15, 2019 – Notre Dame fire

    Beware the ides of April.

    • Replies: @Trinity
    @Stan Adams

    I know that it seems a lot of people are born in March and April. July anyone?

    , @Vyv
    @Stan Adams

    Do not forget the tragic crash of the polish presidential plane in Smolensk on April 10, 2010

    , @Don't Look at Me
    @Stan Adams

    The Central Park jogger was raped on an April 19.

  23. Anon[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @NJ Transit Commuter
    The Sacramento mass shooting disappeared from the media radar screen almost immediately. My guess is the same happens with this shooting.

    If there is any discussion it will be about the need for gun control. Gotta reinforce leftist talking points!

    No one will mention the two real problems here:
    1. Mental Health: Laws from the 1970s make it impossible to institutionalize dangerously mentally ill people without their consent.

    2. Law Enforcement: There are already laws in New York that prevent gun possession by mentally ill people. You can pass all the gun laws you want, but if you defund and demoralize police, there is no one to enforce these laws.

    Replies: @Anon, @Jonathan Mason, @Old Prude

    I am getting to the point where I’m going to say that the vast majority of mentally ill people in this country are just people who took too many drugs. They aren’t organically mentally ill. They drove themselves to mental illness through drug abuse and their mental illness is entirely their own fault.

    • Replies: @NJ Transit Commuter
    @Anon

    My guess is there is probably some feedback loop involved. People that have psychological issues abuse psycho active substances, which can enhance psychological problems, etc., etc.

    Regardless of the explanation, there has to be a better solution for people who suffer from mental conditions than to wait until they commit a crime and then incarcerate them.

    Replies: @HammerJack

    , @NYGRUMP
    @Anon

    Some of these people may have been used as guinea pigs for various experiments with meds in institutions. They liked to see what would happen if you mixed say morphine with peyote in massive amounts over long periods of time. (as example, reference "psychic driving" as perpetrated through the World Psy chiatric ASSociation where professional doctors would drug people for weeks and make them listen to depraved soundtracks).

    At least they didn't steal their organs!

  24. dark-skinned

    that’s a new one on me.

  25. This isn’t a surprise, as the Post considers itself to be a New York paper, while the Times considers itself to be a national paper that happens to be based in New York.

    • Replies: @International Jew
    @ScarletNumber

    And yet the Times has taken a keen interest in a local story now and then. I'm thinking of Brunswick Shores, GA, Fergusson, MO, Kenosha, WI...

    , @sayless
    @ScarletNumber

    The Times considers itself to be Holy Writ.

  26. Off to see the Daily Mail Coverage. Does the Sun have An American edition?

  27. And then, finally after 1,563 words, 8 photos, 2 videos, and 1 custom-made map, we get a picture of the shooter on the loose:

    Frank R. James, 62.

    We don’t need a picture. The name and age is a dead giveaway; we’re dealing with a white supremacist here. Fast forward to the next headline…

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Mr Mox

    Frank James is an obvious Confederate bushwhacker.

    Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist, @Thomas Covenant Unbeliever, @Skyler the Weird

    , @anon
    @Mr Mox

    There aren't three names, he has a middle initial. I smell something foul here.

    Lee Harvey Oswald, Jared Lee Loughner, John Wilkes Booth, Mark David Chapman

    Something is afoot, something is wrong, or maybe it's a signal that he is dark skinned, or didn't shoot anyone important and everyone is alive?

  28. @Clyde
    Those who got shot are Chinese. I am going by the above photo. This idiot brought lots of clips but his gun jammed. So he ran off. What saved the day was his piss poor shooting, plus that he brought only one gun. I like his deranged YouTube videos. Another case of a sub-IQ thinking he's a genius. One YouTube comment -- "We wuz kangz"
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtl9pjnppooRbj_YssCKxsA/videos

    Replies: @HammerJack, @Spect3r, @International Jew, @tomhoser, @anon

    Damn, he even has this video

    Wow!

    • Thanks: duncsbaby
  29. @The Last Real Calvinist
    As is now frequently the case in woke media accounts, if you go by the order of the photographs, the perpetrator's vehicle bears more responsibility than he himself does.

    By the way, OT: Jonathan Haidt has published another massive essay in the Atlantic on all the ails that ail all of us: Why the Past 10 Years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid.

    Haidt uses the Tower of Babel story to inform and organize his ideas. He's on the right track, but he spends a lot of the essay paying the woke-geld required for publishing this many words in the Atlantic, i.e. he implies that the deleterious effect of social media on democratic insitututions is primarily a right-wing phenomenon, while carefully admitting that okay, all of the cultural high ground in American culture is firmly controlled and viciously policed by the hard left, yet somehow cancel culture and other almost uniformally woke social media misuses may well be vaguely bipartisan.

    Still, Haidt is no idiot, and he concludes with some interesting (if not uniformly plausible or desirable) recommendations for improving the situation, at least in the long run. He's pretty bleak on the short- to medium-term situation.

    Replies: @International Jew, @PhysicistDave, @Altai, @Thea, @Jack D

    Yeah, that was a good piece. I especially enjoyed his recap of how the social media sites gradually learned to become more hysteria-inducing and addictive.

  30. @ScarletNumber
    This isn't a surprise, as the Post considers itself to be a New York paper, while the Times considers itself to be a national paper that happens to be based in New York.

    Replies: @International Jew, @sayless

    And yet the Times has taken a keen interest in a local story now and then. I’m thinking of Brunswick Shores, GA, Fergusson, MO, Kenosha, WI…

  31. anonymous[248] • Disclaimer says:

    Powerful “middle aged west indian” vibe from that guy…looks Trinidadian or Guyanese.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @anonymous

    The rate of schizophrenia among black men is about 2 or 3 times higher than among white men, and it seems to be considerably higher than that among black immigrants and, even more weirdly, their sons. I could see how moving from your native tropical Jamaica to a cold big city in the Northeastern US could mess with your mind, but the next generation?

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @S Johnson, @anon, @Anonymous, @Anonymous

  32. Give the NYT credit that at least they mentioned ‘dark skinned’ per the police description, although the black lady figurehead I saw did say ”black,’ The BBC can’t even go that far, and are taking refuge in that James is only a person of interest, not yet a suspect, so his past history is seemingly irrelevant.

    • Replies: @Henry's Cat
    @Henry's Cat

    On the authority of the NYT, the BBC have now revealed that the person of interest "appears to have posted dozens of videos on social media in recent years, in which he expresses bigoted views. More recently he had also criticised New York City Mayor Eric Adams."

    Replies: @Bill Jones

  33. @Gore 2004
    The media is afraid to talk about Black crime because it does not fit the narrative. Period.

    Replies: @silviosilver

    The media is afraid to talk about Black crime because it does not fit the narrative. Period.

    Right. I would only amend it to “…because it upsets the narrative.”

    It’s not something they’re stumped by; this is very deliberate.

    • Agree: Gore 2004
  34. And yet the Times has taken a keen interest in a local story now and then. I’m thinking of Brunswick Shores, GA, Fergusson, MO, Kenosha, WI…

    Yes, but those are important national centers, unlike that sleepy Lenape village that time forgot where they don’t even use currency, only glass beads.

    • LOL: Cool Daddy Jimbo
  35. For a “person of interest”, the Times isn’t so interested in him.

  36. @anonymous
    Powerful "middle aged west indian" vibe from that guy...looks Trinidadian or Guyanese.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    The rate of schizophrenia among black men is about 2 or 3 times higher than among white men, and it seems to be considerably higher than that among black immigrants and, even more weirdly, their sons. I could see how moving from your native tropical Jamaica to a cold big city in the Northeastern US could mess with your mind, but the next generation?

    • Agree: Gore 2004
    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Steve Sailer

    "I could see how moving from your native tropical Jamaica to a cold big city in the Northeastern US could mess with your mind, but the next generation?"

    My personal pet explanation, which is unsupported by any research and is simply a matter of observation and chess-problem logic, is that blacks (both African-Americans and immigrants) have had limited time and limited circumstances with which to adapt to modernity. And because modernity is now more or less congruent with reality (viz there's no escaping it), an inability to process modernity is congruent with an inability to process reality accurately -- a condition which closely mirrors actual schizophrenia. It helps explain why blacks believe so many preposterous things, engage in magical thinking, and take seriously ideas about the world which couldn't possibly be true.

    It took Europeans many centuries to develop modernity, and so Europeans over time became used to it and now feel at ease in it. But then they inflicted modernity on the rest of the world rather suddenly and without much warning. Some societies, like Japan, confronted modernity with a hard-headed realism and absorbed it fairly quickly; others, like China and Islam, preferred to ignore it for as long as possible, with chaotic consequences (e.g. the Boxer Rebellion was an insane Chinese version of the Native American "Ghost Dance".)

    One way or another, sudden exposure to modernity was a civilizational shock to the system for everyone not already modern. African-Americans, because of slavery and Jim Crow, had a very limited access to modernity, and so many of them have yet to adapt. (Native Africans have other reasons for not understanding modernity.) This causes a profound inability to properly perceive and process reality, which results in a mode of consciousness closely resembling schizophrenia: a scattered inability to integrate facts, put them together correctly or even recognize them, a magical mode of thinking which resembles living in a dream land, and so on.

    Even the most intelligent, highly educated blacks very frequently believe a great deal of utter nonsense. There is a disconnect between reality, their errors, their fantasies and their (many) grudges. You might call it "schizophrenia-adjacent".

    Replies: @Lysias, @Harry Baldwin, @Old Prude, @Anonymous, @Jonathan Mason

    , @S Johnson
    @Steve Sailer

    Sons of Caribbean immigrants might smoke more high-powered marijuana than their dads, who after all have to earn a living.

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @anon
    @Steve Sailer

    Come on, Steve, it's obviously a misdiagnosis due to structural racism. I know so because the SCIENCE in a recent article available in Pubmed told me so:
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35319958/
    The authors are an Indian, a Chinese, and two blacks, one an immigrant from Guyana. The fix, according to these august scholars from SFSU, NYU and Harvard, is defunding the police, abolishing incarceration, and dismantling racism in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders.
    Oh, and more money going to the 'hoods.

    , @Anonymous
    @Steve Sailer

    What's your source for the rate of schizophrenia in second generation Caribbean immigrants? Maybe it includes first generation immigrants who immigrated at age 10?

    , @Anonymous
    @Steve Sailer


    The rate of schizophrenia among black men is about 2 or 3 times higher than among white men, and it seems to be considerably higher than that among black immigrants and, even more weirdly, their sons.
     
    It could be related to genetics, but I would be willing to bet it is more likely caused by heavy marijuana use.

    Anyone who has been around blacks in the city knows they are into non-stop pot smoking. I used to be of the belief that even long-term marijuana use had no side effects, but between people treating marijuana like tobacco cigarettes and the strains of extra-strong pot that are now common, it is not a view I hold anymore.

    Is there a betting pool going that this guy was a pothead? If not, could you start one? I am willing to bet that, when this guy is investigated, the authorities are going to find a lot in the way of marijuana-related items.
  37. @Mr Mox
    And then, finally after 1,563 words, 8 photos, 2 videos, and 1 custom-made map, we get a picture of the shooter on the loose:

    Frank R. James, 62.

    We don't need a picture. The name and age is a dead giveaway; we're dealing with a white supremacist here. Fast forward to the next headline...

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @anon

    Frank James is an obvious Confederate bushwhacker.

    • Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist
    @Steve Sailer


    Frank James is an obvious Confederate bushwhacker.

     

    He was no doubt marauding through the subway with a pair of blazing six-shooters . . . .

    Replies: @JimB, @kaganovitch

    , @Thomas Covenant Unbeliever
    @Steve Sailer

    He has a brother named Jesse but they have different fathers.

    Replies: @Mr Mox

    , @Skyler the Weird
    @Steve Sailer

    He thought Bob Ford was on the train and wanted Revenge but only hit a bunch of Asians.

  38. @clifford brown
    https://youtu.be/sZ3ufjDXEGo?t=825

    What set this guy off? James is hardly an extremist by the standards of Hotep Youtube or the ranters on 125th Street in Harlem on a Saturday afternoon. Self-hating, spiteful towards the world, sure, but hardly out of the ordinary. Yesterday, he was guzzling his usual half liter of vodka per stream and the next day he went full-on Joker mode in Brooklyn's Chinatown. Why?

    Two obvious questions arise.

    Why does this borderline schizo have a better television than I do? And why are his Ukraine takes on average better than Sailer's?

    Replies: @duncsbaby

    Yeah, I couldn’t help but notice he has a pretty nice tv. My tv is my laptop. I know I’m oppressing him though, I know.

    • LOL: 36 ulster
  39. @Steve Sailer
    @Mr Mox

    Frank James is an obvious Confederate bushwhacker.

    Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist, @Thomas Covenant Unbeliever, @Skyler the Weird

    Frank James is an obvious Confederate bushwhacker.

    He was no doubt marauding through the subway with a pair of blazing six-shooters . . . .

    • Replies: @JimB
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Isn’t 62 a little old to be a subway mass murderer? On the other hand, the black guy who randomly shot UC Berkeley undergrad Seth Smith on a busy street was 60. Black males often calcify into stone cold whitey haters and kill at random in the same manner they occasionally shout profane gibberish on the street.

    Replies: @Danindc, @Liberty Mike, @David In TN

    , @kaganovitch
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    He was no doubt marauding through the subway with a pair of blazing six-shooters

    Well, thank God he didn't because they wouldn't have jammed.

    Replies: @Jack D

  40. @Anonymous
    Literally 4 days after another black man went nuts in Lakewood NJ over the course of a daylong stabbing and pedestrian-hitting spree. Does nj.com ever mention the word black? Of course not. This one didn't even rate a non-regional story! https://www.nj.com/ocean/2022/04/man-promised-blood-bath-in-antsemetic-attacks-targeting-lakewood-orthodox-jews-cops-say.html

    Replies: @Thomas Covenant Unbeliever, @Paul Jolliffe

    The Humanity

  41. @Steve Sailer
    @Mr Mox

    Frank James is an obvious Confederate bushwhacker.

    Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist, @Thomas Covenant Unbeliever, @Skyler the Weird

    He has a brother named Jesse but they have different fathers.

    • Replies: @Mr Mox
    @Thomas Covenant Unbeliever

    It's been almost twenty years but I still miss Warren Zevon.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LumGif_cmAU&ab_channel=WarrenZevon-Topic

  42. maybe the Czech JuJu man said bad long White Man word to him.

  43. More pics of Gov. Hochul than there is of the perp. I don’t think we should rule her out as a suspect just yet.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    @duncsbaby

    More pics of Gov. Hochul than there is of the perp. I don’t think we should rule her out as a suspect just yet.

    Not a suspect, but an accomplice. Manhattan elected a Soros-funded, pro-criminal DA, Alvin Bragg, who doesn't believe in bail or incarceration, as he made clear in a memo he released upon assuming office. Bragg is going to be responsible for much crime and many deaths. Hochul has the power to remove him from office but will not do so. There will be blood on her hands.

  44. @Henry's Cat
    Give the NYT credit that at least they mentioned 'dark skinned' per the police description, although the black lady figurehead I saw did say ''black,' The BBC can't even go that far, and are taking refuge in that James is only a person of interest, not yet a suspect, so his past history is seemingly irrelevant.

    Replies: @Henry's Cat

    On the authority of the NYT, the BBC have now revealed that the person of interest “appears to have posted dozens of videos on social media in recent years, in which he expresses bigoted views. More recently he had also criticised New York City Mayor Eric Adams.”

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    @Henry's Cat


    More recently he had also criticised New York City Mayor Eric Adams.”
     
    So guilty as all hell.
  45. @The Last Real Calvinist
    @Steve Sailer


    Frank James is an obvious Confederate bushwhacker.

     

    He was no doubt marauding through the subway with a pair of blazing six-shooters . . . .

    Replies: @JimB, @kaganovitch

    Isn’t 62 a little old to be a subway mass murderer? On the other hand, the black guy who randomly shot UC Berkeley undergrad Seth Smith on a busy street was 60. Black males often calcify into stone cold whitey haters and kill at random in the same manner they occasionally shout profane gibberish on the street.

    • Replies: @Danindc
    @JimB

    Well, that’s a fair point but some people take a little time to find their true calling.

    “Frank James is an obvious Confederate bushwhacker.“

    His great grandpappy held the line under Stonewall Jackson at First Manassas!

    , @Liberty Mike
    @JimB

    Orenthal James Simpson was 60 when he masterminded an armed robbery.

    Replies: @JimB

    , @David In TN
    @JimB

    A standard excuse for black crime is "whites do it to," or "Look at Manson."

    Exactly. An email correspondent of mine told me an anecdote from a friend of his who had been a big-time prosecutor in the LA County DA's office:

    "Whites who commit heinous murders are drunks, druggies, psychos, career criminal types. Blacks who do so are often garden variety blacks. He had seen mind-boggling examples."

    Replies: @Liberty Mike

  46. @The Last Real Calvinist
    As is now frequently the case in woke media accounts, if you go by the order of the photographs, the perpetrator's vehicle bears more responsibility than he himself does.

    By the way, OT: Jonathan Haidt has published another massive essay in the Atlantic on all the ails that ail all of us: Why the Past 10 Years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid.

    Haidt uses the Tower of Babel story to inform and organize his ideas. He's on the right track, but he spends a lot of the essay paying the woke-geld required for publishing this many words in the Atlantic, i.e. he implies that the deleterious effect of social media on democratic insitututions is primarily a right-wing phenomenon, while carefully admitting that okay, all of the cultural high ground in American culture is firmly controlled and viciously policed by the hard left, yet somehow cancel culture and other almost uniformally woke social media misuses may well be vaguely bipartisan.

    Still, Haidt is no idiot, and he concludes with some interesting (if not uniformly plausible or desirable) recommendations for improving the situation, at least in the long run. He's pretty bleak on the short- to medium-term situation.

    Replies: @International Jew, @PhysicistDave, @Altai, @Thea, @Jack D

    The Last Real Calvinist wrote:

    [Jonathan Haidt]’s on the right track, but he spends a lot of the essay paying the woke-geld required for publishing this many words in the Atlantic…

    No, Haidt is not on the “right track”: Haidt loves the bureaucratic garrison state established by liberal social engineers and militarists during the twentieth century and he fears that the Crazy Left today is destroying it.

    A typical example from his essay:

    In the 20th century, America’s shared identity as the country leading the fight to make the world safe for democracy was a strong force that helped keep the culture and the polity together.

    Of course, America’s intervention in the war “to make the world safe for democracy,” WW I, led to Nazism, Communism, the Great Depression, etc.

    This is not something to be proud of or that should be preserved.

    Starting with the Progressives in the late nineteenth century, a group of would-be elitists consciously decided to replace the American Republic with a rule by experts in which ordinary people would be restricted to simply alternating groups of social engineers during election years: see Crunden’s Ministers Of Reform and Rothbard’s The Progressive Era. And the dominant group among the Progressives — there were dissenters but they were overpowered by TR, World-War Wilson, et al. — decided to extend this social engineering mania to the entire planet.

    For the better part of a century, this was limited to large-scale institutions — the Federal Reserve System, the universities, the Deep State, Social Security, the medical cartel, etc. — that at least left most Americans alone in the intimate aspects of their lives.

    But in the last few decades, this assault on the American Republic reached its logical apotheosis: an assault on all normal human life — family relationships, relationships between the sexes, and, finally, the very idea of biological sex.

    Haidt just wants to dial things back again to a level of tyranny that ordinary middle-class people will tolerate.

    Haidt writes:

    An autocracy can deploy propaganda or use fear to motivate the behaviors it desires, but a democracy depends on widely internalized acceptance of the legitimacy of rules, norms, and institutions.

    Yes, and at last — at long, long last! — the American people are waking up and rejecting their “internalized acceptance” of the “rules, norms, and institutions” that liberals and progressives have imposed on the American people during the last one-and-a-third centuries.

    It’s coming to an end. It is time to tear out of American society, root and branch, the evil institutions imposed by the Progressives — the military-industrial complex, the educational cartel, the “respected” news media, and all the rest.

    Écrasez l’infâme!

  47. @Steve Sailer
    @anonymous

    The rate of schizophrenia among black men is about 2 or 3 times higher than among white men, and it seems to be considerably higher than that among black immigrants and, even more weirdly, their sons. I could see how moving from your native tropical Jamaica to a cold big city in the Northeastern US could mess with your mind, but the next generation?

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @S Johnson, @anon, @Anonymous, @Anonymous

    “I could see how moving from your native tropical Jamaica to a cold big city in the Northeastern US could mess with your mind, but the next generation?”

    My personal pet explanation, which is unsupported by any research and is simply a matter of observation and chess-problem logic, is that blacks (both African-Americans and immigrants) have had limited time and limited circumstances with which to adapt to modernity. And because modernity is now more or less congruent with reality (viz there’s no escaping it), an inability to process modernity is congruent with an inability to process reality accurately — a condition which closely mirrors actual schizophrenia. It helps explain why blacks believe so many preposterous things, engage in magical thinking, and take seriously ideas about the world which couldn’t possibly be true.

    It took Europeans many centuries to develop modernity, and so Europeans over time became used to it and now feel at ease in it. But then they inflicted modernity on the rest of the world rather suddenly and without much warning. Some societies, like Japan, confronted modernity with a hard-headed realism and absorbed it fairly quickly; others, like China and Islam, preferred to ignore it for as long as possible, with chaotic consequences (e.g. the Boxer Rebellion was an insane Chinese version of the Native American “Ghost Dance”.)

    One way or another, sudden exposure to modernity was a civilizational shock to the system for everyone not already modern. African-Americans, because of slavery and Jim Crow, had a very limited access to modernity, and so many of them have yet to adapt. (Native Africans have other reasons for not understanding modernity.) This causes a profound inability to properly perceive and process reality, which results in a mode of consciousness closely resembling schizophrenia: a scattered inability to integrate facts, put them together correctly or even recognize them, a magical mode of thinking which resembles living in a dream land, and so on.

    Even the most intelligent, highly educated blacks very frequently believe a great deal of utter nonsense. There is a disconnect between reality, their errors, their fantasies and their (many) grudges. You might call it “schizophrenia-adjacent”.

    • Agree: 36 ulster
    • Replies: @Lysias
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Many white Americans now believe such preposterous things as that the covid vaccines work.

    , @Harry Baldwin
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Excellent post. You write, "African-Americans, because of slavery and Jim Crow, had a very limited access to modernity, and so many of them have yet to adapt."

    I think in addition to this, there is the fact that blacks live in a world where they are written about, spoken about, and portrayed in entertainment in a way that is utterly detached from reality. A dirtbag like George Floyd is elevated to the status of Jesus Christ--Nancy Pelosi and politicians kneel before him! Blacks are murdering each other at ever-increasing rates yet the media and politicians never call this out as a specific problem and instead find some contorted way to connect it to "white supremacism." Blacks are constantly told all races are equal but when they're admitted to an elite university they often say they're made to feel they don't belong there; is it racism or is it their own realization that they've been lied too, that they can't keep up with the whites and Asians? With a few exceptions, Hollywood never portrays blacks in a way that reflects reality. We have such laughable tropes as black computer geniuses. In the remake of Karate Kid, in a complete upending of the world as we know it, the insufferable Jaden Smith is bullied by the Asians at his high school!

    Surely the disconnect between the world they live in and the world they see spoken about and portrayed in media exacerbates mental illness in some blacks. I think of that scene from The Wire when police Major Bunny Colvin explains why he respected an outspoken racist.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTrvAnP5U18

    , @Old Prude
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    I'm not sure modernity-induced madness is only a phenomena for people of color. Lots of folks are on anti-anxiety medicine, or suffering panic attacks etc...

    We are all mostly still cavemen and primitives, and the frenetic pace of the modern world and technology is freaking us out.

    Replies: @Sollipsist, @Inquiring Mind

    , @Anonymous
    @The Germ Theory of Disease


    African-Americans, because of slavery and Jim Crow, had a very limited access to modernity, and so many of them have yet to adapt.
     
    Actually, slavery and getting to live in a White society gave African-Americans a head start on modernity compared to most of the rest of the world.

    Replies: @Alden

    , @Jonathan Mason
    @The Germ Theory of Disease


    My personal pet explanation, which is unsupported by any research and is simply a matter of observation and chess-problem logic, is that blacks (both African-Americans and immigrants) have had limited time and limited circumstances with which to adapt to modernity.
     
    As has everyone else.

    My grandparents were all born in the 1880s or 1890s, into a world without cars, airplanes, or computers and yet they had to adapt just the same as people of all races.

    My mother's family had a business renting out horses and carts, but adapted by putting the first motorized bus in their part of England into service around the time my mother was born. (The vehicle was a retired World War I ambulance.)

    By the end of her life my grandmother had a driver's license and had traveled in jets.

    I have a photo of her family taken around 1927. In those days a family that wanted a photo had to dress up in their Sunday best and go to a photo studio that had a mural of cloisters and arches, and sit down and keep very still while the pictures were taken. It was about the equivalent of getting an X-ray done today.

    But by 1960 I was taking pictures myself with a brownie box camera and black and white film, which could be developed into prints at any local pharmacy. What amazing progress within little more than 30 years.

    It seems to me that black people have adapted perfectly well to all the changes in daily life, just like white people have. Black people even get inside motor buses (and even drive them and repair them!) and have cell phones and go online.

    What has actually happened in the US over the last decades is that a relative minority of people with specialized skills in areas like law, medicine, engineering, and computer operations have become disproportionately rich compared to the vast majority of the hoi polloi of all races, and that Americans have been encouraged to be consumers to such an extent that many non wealthy people have taken consumerism to heart and decided to enrich themselves through alternative businesses, which are classified as crime.

    Alcoholism and drug addiction were certainly not inventions of blacks. Think of the Gin Craze of the eighteenth century, or of the social upheavals that led to Prohibition in the US.

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

    The Gin Craze was a period in the first half of the 18th century when the consumption of gin increased rapidly in Great Britain, especially in London. Daniel Defoe commented: "the Distillers have found out a way to hit the palate of the Poor, by their new fashion'd compound Waters called Geneva, so that the common People seem not to value the French-brandy as usual, and even not to desire it".

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

    Prohibitionists first attempted to end the trade in alcoholic drinks during the 19th century. Led by pietistic Protestants, they aimed to heal what they saw as an ill society beset by alcohol-related problems such as alcoholism, family violence and saloon-based political corruption. Many communities introduced alcohol bans in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and enforcement of these new prohibition laws became a topic of debate. Prohibition supporters, called "drys", presented it as a battle for public morals and health....

    In a backlash to the emerging reality of a changing American demographic, many prohibitionists subscribed to the doctrine of nativism, in which they endorsed the notion that the success of America was a result of its white Anglo-Saxon ancestry. This belief fostered resentments towards urban immigrant communities, who typically argued in favor of abolishing prohibition.

  48. @Anon
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    I am getting to the point where I'm going to say that the vast majority of mentally ill people in this country are just people who took too many drugs. They aren't organically mentally ill. They drove themselves to mental illness through drug abuse and their mental illness is entirely their own fault.

    Replies: @NJ Transit Commuter, @NYGRUMP

    My guess is there is probably some feedback loop involved. People that have psychological issues abuse psycho active substances, which can enhance psychological problems, etc., etc.

    Regardless of the explanation, there has to be a better solution for people who suffer from mental conditions than to wait until they commit a crime and then incarcerate them.

    • Agree: mc23
    • Replies: @HammerJack
    @NJ Transit Commuter


    Regardless of the explanation, there has to be a better solution for people who suffer from mental conditions than to wait until they commit a crime and then incarcerate them.
     
    Agreed, but unfortunately the ex-USA is absolutely overflowing with them and as Steve notes, we're frantically importing more.
  49. @Clyde
    Those who got shot are Chinese. I am going by the above photo. This idiot brought lots of clips but his gun jammed. So he ran off. What saved the day was his piss poor shooting, plus that he brought only one gun. I like his deranged YouTube videos. Another case of a sub-IQ thinking he's a genius. One YouTube comment -- "We wuz kangz"
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtl9pjnppooRbj_YssCKxsA/videos

    Replies: @HammerJack, @Spect3r, @International Jew, @tomhoser, @anon

    Heh, so unlike all the other mass shooters, he wasn’t a complete nobody. Who was the last urban terrorist like that? The Unabomber perhaps?

  50. So, we’re looking for Black Mr. Clean.

    Let me get this straight: They found this guy’s credit card in the subway? Isn’t that like finding a passport of an alleged perpetrator after a “terrorist” attack. They ID’d his rental van parked on the crowded streets of Brooklyn almost immediately? Were they watching this guy all along?

    So many pieces known in such a short time, almost as if everything was known in advance and allowed to happen.

    • Agree: Paul Jolliffe
    • Replies: @Paul Jolliffe
    @The Alarmist

    Oh, it’s better than that:

    1.The shooting took place about five miles from where he boarded, and he disappeared immediately afterwards.

    2. He had left his rented van some five blocks from where he boarded, so he could not have escaped in it. Either someone else drove him away, or he is in the nearby vicinity.

    3. He left his credit card in the bag, so he could not have used it to rent another vehicle after the shooting.

    4. Since the FBI now knows his identity, any and all other of his credit cards should now be tracked and canceled. Therefore he can’t get anywhere in NYC unless he has an extraordinary amount of cash already on him!

    5. How did the authorities identify him, since the relevant security camera was not working?
    From an image unnamed bystander’s cell phone. A bystander close enough to record events, but apparently confident he himself would not be shot. This unnamed Good Samaritan then turned over the filmed record, not to news sources who would have paid serious money for it, but to the NYPD . . .

    Is there a chance that Frank James had a confederate/ handler who made sure that the incriminating evidence bag with the credit card was left at the scene (James Earl Ray style) for the authorities , and then alerted the authorities to some very high quality footage of the attack?

    Of course.

    Will the MSM ask any important questions?

    Of course not.

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @Henry's Cat
    @The Alarmist

    Alllowed to happen? Come on, don't be shy. Made to happen, you mean to say. But to what end?

    , @Art Deco
    @The Alarmist

    The Funny Times has a regular feature called News of the Weird which generally includes an item under the heading 'Least Competent Criminals'. These are full of incidents like that. Just the other day I saw an episode of Forensic Files where a man beats to death an insurance adjuster visiting his landlord's property, steals her credit card, uses the credit card, is caught on security cameras using the credit card, and signs his own name on the merchant copy.

  51. Anonymous[352] • Disclaimer says:
    @joe_mama
    OT:
    Walgreens in SF:

    https://twitter.com/antoniogm/status/1514049144880394241?s=20&t=eP0vThaSaB4XH0V5kgHm-A

    As other folks in the thread have pointed out, the only thing not under lock and key is... sunscreen.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Bill Jones, @Bozo the Clown

    Negroes are also going crazy in Los Angeles. Their newest bizarre criminal activity is following white people to their homes to beat and rob them. They’re completely out of control. Worse than the Clinton years. The only mitigating factor is many of the whites being terrorized, beaten and robbed in their homes likely voted for Biden.

  52. @Steve Sailer
    @Mr Mox

    Frank James is an obvious Confederate bushwhacker.

    Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist, @Thomas Covenant Unbeliever, @Skyler the Weird

    He thought Bob Ford was on the train and wanted Revenge but only hit a bunch of Asians.

    • LOL: Achmed E. Newman
  53. @The Last Real Calvinist
    @Steve Sailer


    Frank James is an obvious Confederate bushwhacker.

     

    He was no doubt marauding through the subway with a pair of blazing six-shooters . . . .

    Replies: @JimB, @kaganovitch

    He was no doubt marauding through the subway with a pair of blazing six-shooters

    Well, thank God he didn’t because they wouldn’t have jammed.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @kaganovitch

    With his Glock he got off 33 rounds before it stovepiped, striking 10 people and killing zero (blessed be His name). So he was still better off, though the public was worse off.

    I do wonder, even for a vibrant shooter, whether he was really aiming at people's legs or nowhere.

    Replies: @Danindc

  54. Looks like a lot of Asians were on that train – will the NYT include the tally in future articles on rising anti-Asian hate crimes?

  55. @The Last Real Calvinist
    As is now frequently the case in woke media accounts, if you go by the order of the photographs, the perpetrator's vehicle bears more responsibility than he himself does.

    By the way, OT: Jonathan Haidt has published another massive essay in the Atlantic on all the ails that ail all of us: Why the Past 10 Years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid.

    Haidt uses the Tower of Babel story to inform and organize his ideas. He's on the right track, but he spends a lot of the essay paying the woke-geld required for publishing this many words in the Atlantic, i.e. he implies that the deleterious effect of social media on democratic insitututions is primarily a right-wing phenomenon, while carefully admitting that okay, all of the cultural high ground in American culture is firmly controlled and viciously policed by the hard left, yet somehow cancel culture and other almost uniformally woke social media misuses may well be vaguely bipartisan.

    Still, Haidt is no idiot, and he concludes with some interesting (if not uniformly plausible or desirable) recommendations for improving the situation, at least in the long run. He's pretty bleak on the short- to medium-term situation.

    Replies: @International Jew, @PhysicistDave, @Altai, @Thea, @Jack D

    ‘Social media’ is too vague a term. What happened when social media came into being? Tumblr and the mass entrance of adolescent girls and young women into political discourse. Of course they immediately set the stage for a crazed moral panic that begat a response. As others have noted, social media enables female social aggression on a vast scale and has become home to unhinged cluster B types who are the power-users who direct the greater shoal. We don’t seem to have adapted as a society to this influx of political influence form what was previously the most apolitical group, adolescent girls and young women.

    Ultimately it also comes down to immigration not being seen as a source of legitimate concern or the collective rights of native Europeans or white Americans to be legitimate. Such that when people vote for Donald Trump (Or Marine Le Pen who by recent polls garners the majority of under 55s and given demographics and even larger percent of ethnic French under that age), they literally can’t imagine why anyone would do it outside being crazy or evil.

    Stuff like this just doesn’t happen without social media. That is the dynamic that is going on here and nobody will openly say it.

    Incredibly on Twitter the above video is now ‘age restricted’.

    Another view.

  56. @JimB
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Isn’t 62 a little old to be a subway mass murderer? On the other hand, the black guy who randomly shot UC Berkeley undergrad Seth Smith on a busy street was 60. Black males often calcify into stone cold whitey haters and kill at random in the same manner they occasionally shout profane gibberish on the street.

    Replies: @Danindc, @Liberty Mike, @David In TN

    Well, that’s a fair point but some people take a little time to find their true calling.

    “Frank James is an obvious Confederate bushwhacker.“

    His great grandpappy held the line under Stonewall Jackson at First Manassas!

  57. This jamoke gone mental gets a zero out of five stars rating for his spray and pray. No one killed and no one grievously wounded according to reports. He is an embarrassment to his race. He was probably taking his psych meds, because these make you gain weight as they chill out your loony condiction.

    I’ll bet he has been coddled and affirmed by white and black social workers for years. This is why he has his YouTube channel, ranting along incoherently. Even when you are mental, with the WWW you get to express yourself. Same as at Unz and Twitter ……

    Ridership in the NYC subways is down 50% from 2019, but will remain at this level. Despite the black hazards, poor Chinese and others have to get their jobs. But should buy bulletproof vests and cheap machetes on eBay.

  58. All and all, was yesterday a good day or a bad day for nihilistic New York negroes?

  59. @JimB
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Isn’t 62 a little old to be a subway mass murderer? On the other hand, the black guy who randomly shot UC Berkeley undergrad Seth Smith on a busy street was 60. Black males often calcify into stone cold whitey haters and kill at random in the same manner they occasionally shout profane gibberish on the street.

    Replies: @Danindc, @Liberty Mike, @David In TN

    Orenthal James Simpson was 60 when he masterminded an armed robbery.

    • Replies: @JimB
    @Liberty Mike


    Orenthal James Simpson was 60 when he masterminded an armed robbery.
     
    Money lust is the only passion that persists in humans to the end of life.
  60. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    Let's get to the truly important matters. How is this connected to Emmett Till?

    Replies: @Mike_from_SGV

    No, the truly important question is, Were any trans womxn of color injured?

  61. Anon[514] • Disclaimer says:

    In the live blog-like coverage that the New York Times had, it was prominently mentioned that the man had spouted racist things in online videos. In addition they made a point of that he had a gun that had a large magazine. I think we were supposed to draw from that that he was a white guy, because who else is racist besides whites, and that he was carrying an AR-15, rather than the handgun that was actually used.

  62. @Steve Sailer
    @anonymous

    The rate of schizophrenia among black men is about 2 or 3 times higher than among white men, and it seems to be considerably higher than that among black immigrants and, even more weirdly, their sons. I could see how moving from your native tropical Jamaica to a cold big city in the Northeastern US could mess with your mind, but the next generation?

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @S Johnson, @anon, @Anonymous, @Anonymous

    Sons of Caribbean immigrants might smoke more high-powered marijuana than their dads, who after all have to earn a living.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @S Johnson

    In the case of the son of Caribbean immigrants who was murdered by the cop who wandered into his apartment mistaking it for her own, the guy seemed like a model citizen. An educated professional (an accountant), church going, no criminal record whatsoever, etc. But still it came out at trial that he was a dope smoker.

  63. @Thomas Covenant Unbeliever
    @Steve Sailer

    He has a brother named Jesse but they have different fathers.

    Replies: @Mr Mox

    It’s been almost twenty years but I still miss Warren Zevon.

  64. The guy sounds like Denzel Washington.

  65. @Anon

    The NYT still can’t bear to use the word “black” to describe the gunman:
     
    That is “Black” to you, Steve. With a capital B. But, as another commenter noted, in the event of misdeeds by Blacks, race is not relevant.

    Replies: @Meretricious, @Prester John

    I think NY Times style guide uses lowercase “black” to describe criminals. The honorific “Black” is reserved for beneficiaries of affirmative action, athletes, and rappers

  66. Cool. Now do the Denazification of the Kiv Entity.

  67. @J.Ross
    @Twinkie

    ... so by "construction vest" does he mean a brightly colored, high-visibility safety vest, or a canvas or suede vest with pouches to hold tools?

    Replies: @HammerJack

    And what the hell is a ‘construction helmet’? Is that the NYT’s name for a hard hat??

    PS: he looks like Charles Blow’s brother.

  68. @NJ Transit Commuter
    @Anon

    My guess is there is probably some feedback loop involved. People that have psychological issues abuse psycho active substances, which can enhance psychological problems, etc., etc.

    Regardless of the explanation, there has to be a better solution for people who suffer from mental conditions than to wait until they commit a crime and then incarcerate them.

    Replies: @HammerJack

    Regardless of the explanation, there has to be a better solution for people who suffer from mental conditions than to wait until they commit a crime and then incarcerate them.

    Agreed, but unfortunately the ex-USA is absolutely overflowing with them and as Steve notes, we’re frantically importing more.

  69. @The Last Real Calvinist
    As is now frequently the case in woke media accounts, if you go by the order of the photographs, the perpetrator's vehicle bears more responsibility than he himself does.

    By the way, OT: Jonathan Haidt has published another massive essay in the Atlantic on all the ails that ail all of us: Why the Past 10 Years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid.

    Haidt uses the Tower of Babel story to inform and organize his ideas. He's on the right track, but he spends a lot of the essay paying the woke-geld required for publishing this many words in the Atlantic, i.e. he implies that the deleterious effect of social media on democratic insitututions is primarily a right-wing phenomenon, while carefully admitting that okay, all of the cultural high ground in American culture is firmly controlled and viciously policed by the hard left, yet somehow cancel culture and other almost uniformally woke social media misuses may well be vaguely bipartisan.

    Still, Haidt is no idiot, and he concludes with some interesting (if not uniformly plausible or desirable) recommendations for improving the situation, at least in the long run. He's pretty bleak on the short- to medium-term situation.

    Replies: @International Jew, @PhysicistDave, @Altai, @Thea, @Jack D

    I appreciate Haidt but there is no left or right. No true ideals are being promoted, on either side. There is only tribe vs tribe.

    American society has become basic and primitive

  70. NY Times applies classic strategy: you put the facts that you don’t want people to read at the end, past the point where most people stop reading.

    Even lower down is another fact: Subway ridership is down 40% from pre-covid level. Many companies have announced that work from home is now permanent – coming into the office will be the exception rather than the rule.

    Even before Covid, the subway relied on massive government subsidies but with 40% less ridership the subsidies have to be beyond massive all the way to colossal. So far Washington has kicked in but that won’t be permanent. They are going to have to figure something out but they’re just continuing business as usual.

    Meanwhile, the whole ecosystem of businesses that relied on the office trade is in deep deep doo doo. 40% fewer people going to the office means 40% fewer people ordering lunch. Your expenses are the same (actually higher due to inflation) but your revenue is down 40% – that way lies bankruptcy.

    • Replies: @prosa123
    @Jack D

    Even lower down is another fact: Subway ridership is down 40% from pre-covid level. Many companies have announced that work from home is now permanent – coming into the office will be the exception rather than the rule.
    Even before Covid, the subway relied on massive government subsidies but with 40% less ridership the subsidies have to be beyond massive all the way to colossal.


    It's not a good situation for the subway but may not be quite as dire as thought. Increases in ridership for at least the 20 years pre-Covid came entirely from off-peak travel. Rush hour ridership has been on a (slow) decline since around 2000. It should go without saying that WFH does not have much effect on off-peak travel.
    Another thing is that providing rush hour service is costly. Spreading out ridership during the day/week is much more efficient.

    Meanwhile, the whole ecosystem of businesses that relied on the office trade is in deep deep doo doo. 40% fewer people going to the office means 40% fewer people ordering lunch. Your expenses are the same (actually higher due to inflation) but your revenue is down 40% – that way lies bankruptcy.

    Without doubt. New York County (Manhattan) lost far more small businesses than any other county in the country. About the only good thing that can be said is that the businesses that were vulnerable to failure, have already failed, and from here on there should be improvement.

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @Johann Ricke
    @Jack D


    Meanwhile, the whole ecosystem of businesses that relied on the office trade is in deep deep doo doo. 40% fewer people going to the office means 40% fewer people ordering lunch. Your expenses are the same (actually higher due to inflation) but your revenue is down 40% – that way lies bankruptcy.
     
    What I find curious is the way residential rents are breaching old highs:

    https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/10/homes/manhattan-rent-record-high-february-2022/index.html

    Replies: @Jack D

  71. @Muggles

    The NYT still can’t bear to use the word “black” to describe the gunman:
     
    Steve, the correct NYT style is "Black" and no, it can't be used to describe wanted criminals.

    Only racists assume that lacking a racial description (i.e. white nationalist, Asian mobster, Slavic looking probably Russian, Hispanic undocumented migrant) that the perp must be a dusky American descendant of slaves.

    All the News We See Fit to Print

    Replies: @Paul Jolliffe, @The True Nolan, @Bill Jones

    No, no.

    It’s “All the news that fits (the narrative), we’ll print.”

  72. @Anonymous
    Literally 4 days after another black man went nuts in Lakewood NJ over the course of a daylong stabbing and pedestrian-hitting spree. Does nj.com ever mention the word black? Of course not. This one didn't even rate a non-regional story! https://www.nj.com/ocean/2022/04/man-promised-blood-bath-in-antsemetic-attacks-targeting-lakewood-orthodox-jews-cops-say.html

    Replies: @Thomas Covenant Unbeliever, @Paul Jolliffe

    Isn’t there a meme about the “vibrancy effect” of life on any Martin Luther King street in America?

  73. @The Last Real Calvinist
    As is now frequently the case in woke media accounts, if you go by the order of the photographs, the perpetrator's vehicle bears more responsibility than he himself does.

    By the way, OT: Jonathan Haidt has published another massive essay in the Atlantic on all the ails that ail all of us: Why the Past 10 Years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid.

    Haidt uses the Tower of Babel story to inform and organize his ideas. He's on the right track, but he spends a lot of the essay paying the woke-geld required for publishing this many words in the Atlantic, i.e. he implies that the deleterious effect of social media on democratic insitututions is primarily a right-wing phenomenon, while carefully admitting that okay, all of the cultural high ground in American culture is firmly controlled and viciously policed by the hard left, yet somehow cancel culture and other almost uniformally woke social media misuses may well be vaguely bipartisan.

    Still, Haidt is no idiot, and he concludes with some interesting (if not uniformly plausible or desirable) recommendations for improving the situation, at least in the long run. He's pretty bleak on the short- to medium-term situation.

    Replies: @International Jew, @PhysicistDave, @Altai, @Thea, @Jack D

    An interesting essay. As usual, diagnosis is easier than cure.

    You can see here how in the Ukraine discussions, the Putinist and the Zelenskyites and even the neutrals no longer share a single reality – instead of all looking into the same mirror, each group has its own fragment. So the other groups appear to be not only wrong but nuts to them because they appear to believe insane shit. But if your favorite sources are RT rather than the Washington Post (or vice versa), the stuff you are saying doesn’t appear nuts at all – you are well within the mainstream of your particular universe. In your universe, believing that the Battle of Kiev was just a feint rather than a defeat and that Putin was forced by NATO to start this war (sorry, special military action) is a completely mainstream view and someone who says the opposite has lost his mind. And vice versa. It’s just that we inhabit different circles and it has become increasingly difficult to speak to people in different circles because there is no longer any shared set of assumptions. And of course, outside actors, with both financial and political motives, are eager to exploit this fragmentation and deliver to people just the content that they crave.

    • Agree: Old Prude
    • Replies: @Old Prude
    @Jack D

    Right on Jack. Mrs. Prude asked "What is going on in Ukraine?" I have no idea. What I read and hear (I don't watch TV) is all over the map, depending on the source. The comments on Unz are not illuminating: The Russians are either getting their ass handed to them, or they are grinding the encirlced Ukrainian Army to bloody dust.

  74. The absurd use of “dark skinned” shows how the Times own stylistic policy bites back at it.

    The point of “Black” is to bring attention to the race of blacks, and to serve as an honorific.

    But what happens if the black newsmaker does something horrible? “Black” then becomes a great embarrassment, doing the opposite from what it was intended to do, and looking ridiculous in the process.

    Did it ever occur to these Times people that blacks might, in fact, feature in a number of horrible stories — in fact, in well more than their share? How did they ever think they would handle such cases?

    • Thanks: MEH 0910
    • Replies: @David In TN
    @candid_observer

    "How did they ever think they would handle such cases?"

    Ignore them if possible. If not, play down the race of the perp, ring in excuses, rationalization, etc. If applicable, call if anti-Asian violence.

    Finally, send it down the memory hole.

    , @Jack D
    @candid_observer


    The absurd use of “dark skinned” shows how the Times own stylistic policy bites back at it.
     
    Based upon the changes in the story during the day, there was an edit war inside the news room. In the old days you would never see these because only one version appeared in print but nowadays the edit wars occur on the web in real time.

    The news room (like the Democrat Party) is now divided between the old guard who are Pelosi/Biden liberals (though not as old) and the new woke AOC/Nikole Hannah-Jones generation who are radical "anti-racists" who oversaw the promotion of blacks to Blacks, thus sowing the seeds of the current conundrum - "Blacks" are by definition a good thing, so there can be no bad Blacks.

    So version 1.o of the story called the shooter "Black" in accordance with the description released by the police and quoted by most other news sources.

    Version 2.0 - the Woke brigade retaliates and he becomes "a man in a green vest" .

    In version 3.0, a compromise is reached and the Woke and the merely liberal agree on "dark skinned". There can be no bad Blacks but dark skinned men can do bad things.

    I think that "dark skinned man" is rather awkward and suggest that from now on we just called them "darkies". I think that's a cute, up to date name like "furries". Also, like Latinx, darkie is not gendered. Black would remain reserved for people who are Supreme Court Justices, and darkie would be for people who commit crimes. "Yesterday a darkie pushed an elderly Asian woman onto the subway tracks." "A darkie stole the expensive watch of a diner at a sidewalk cafe" Etc. Whaddaya say, Gen Z folks, doesn't that sound good to you?

    Replies: @hhsiii, @Prester John

  75. Has anyone ever seen Frank R. James and Eric Adams at the same place at the same time?

  76. @S Johnson
    @Steve Sailer

    Sons of Caribbean immigrants might smoke more high-powered marijuana than their dads, who after all have to earn a living.

    Replies: @Jack D

    In the case of the son of Caribbean immigrants who was murdered by the cop who wandered into his apartment mistaking it for her own, the guy seemed like a model citizen. An educated professional (an accountant), church going, no criminal record whatsoever, etc. But still it came out at trial that he was a dope smoker.

  77. @The Alarmist
    So, we’re looking for Black Mr. Clean.

    Let me get this straight: They found this guy’s credit card in the subway? Isn’t that like finding a passport of an alleged perpetrator after a “terrorist” attack. They ID’d his rental van parked on the crowded streets of Brooklyn almost immediately? Were they watching this guy all along?

    So many pieces known in such a short time, almost as if everything was known in advance and allowed to happen.

    Replies: @Paul Jolliffe, @Henry's Cat, @Art Deco

    Oh, it’s better than that:

    1.The shooting took place about five miles from where he boarded, and he disappeared immediately afterwards.

    2. He had left his rented van some five blocks from where he boarded, so he could not have escaped in it. Either someone else drove him away, or he is in the nearby vicinity.

    3. He left his credit card in the bag, so he could not have used it to rent another vehicle after the shooting.

    4. Since the FBI now knows his identity, any and all other of his credit cards should now be tracked and canceled. Therefore he can’t get anywhere in NYC unless he has an extraordinary amount of cash already on him!

    5. How did the authorities identify him, since the relevant security camera was not working?
    From an image unnamed bystander’s cell phone. A bystander close enough to record events, but apparently confident he himself would not be shot. This unnamed Good Samaritan then turned over the filmed record, not to news sources who would have paid serious money for it, but to the NYPD . . .

    Is there a chance that Frank James had a confederate/ handler who made sure that the incriminating evidence bag with the credit card was left at the scene (James Earl Ray style) for the authorities , and then alerted the authorities to some very high quality footage of the attack?

    Of course.

    Will the MSM ask any important questions?

    Of course not.

    • Thanks: The Alarmist
    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Paul Jolliffe

    James wandered around the city (taking the subway again!) for 29 hours until he got bored and called the cops on himself, saying: ‘You know I think you’re looking for me. I’m seeing my picture all over the news and I’ll be around this McDonalds,’. I wonder if he is eligible for the reward?

    Eric Adams and his crack police force take credit for the arrest: "We got him!"

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10716225/Subway-shooter-Frank-James-ARRESTED-Gunman-NYPD-custody.html

    Replies: @anon, @Paul Jolliffe

  78. @The Alarmist
    So, we’re looking for Black Mr. Clean.

    Let me get this straight: They found this guy’s credit card in the subway? Isn’t that like finding a passport of an alleged perpetrator after a “terrorist” attack. They ID’d his rental van parked on the crowded streets of Brooklyn almost immediately? Were they watching this guy all along?

    So many pieces known in such a short time, almost as if everything was known in advance and allowed to happen.

    Replies: @Paul Jolliffe, @Henry's Cat, @Art Deco

    Alllowed to happen? Come on, don’t be shy. Made to happen, you mean to say. But to what end?

  79. @NJ Transit Commuter
    The Sacramento mass shooting disappeared from the media radar screen almost immediately. My guess is the same happens with this shooting.

    If there is any discussion it will be about the need for gun control. Gotta reinforce leftist talking points!

    No one will mention the two real problems here:
    1. Mental Health: Laws from the 1970s make it impossible to institutionalize dangerously mentally ill people without their consent.

    2. Law Enforcement: There are already laws in New York that prevent gun possession by mentally ill people. You can pass all the gun laws you want, but if you defund and demoralize police, there is no one to enforce these laws.

    Replies: @Anon, @Jonathan Mason, @Old Prude

    No one will mention the two real problems here:
    1. Mental Health: Laws from the 1970s make it impossible to institutionalize dangerously mentally ill people without their consent.

    2. Law Enforcement: There are already laws in New York that prevent gun possession by mentally ill people. You can pass all the gun laws you want, but if you defund and demoralize police, there is no one to enforce these laws.

    1. Not true. Mentally ill people can be locked up involuntarily if they are judged to be a danger to self or others.

    However it is a matter of opinion as to whether a person who was previously adjudicated dangerous is no longer dangerous, and I think that’s what you’re talking about.

    2. I don’t think this has anything to do with defunding the police. The issue is that all the states have their own laws, they do not enforce their borders or have any kind of checks on people arriving from other states by road, rail, or air, so they are limited in being able to enforce their laws at street level.

    Presumably if the New York subway has equivalent to TSA officers checking all passengers before they are allowed to board a train, the cost of such security would make it too expensive to travel.

    If you arrive in NY on an international flight at JFK, then you have to go through federal controls and it is much harder to bring in a firearm.

    • Replies: @Muggles
    @Jonathan Mason


    Presumably if the New York subway has equivalent to TSA officers checking all passengers before they are allowed to board a train, the cost of such security would make it too expensive to travel.
     
    NYC area commentators here have noted that the subway there is rife with fare jumpers and gate crashers and the like. Also notorious for housing homeless, drug addicts, millions of rats and of course crazies and criminals.

    Yes, "too expensive".

    There is such a concept as random checks. So not 100% all the time, probably can develop a statistical model based on crime patterns in the past, travel loads, etc. to develop something like a random 10% coverage. Believe me, during the terrorism scares in the US and Europe, there were all kinds of security checks and roving patrols. Random will discourage most criminals.

    They already have transit cops (where where they?) and cameras (not working, yeah right) but who actually monitors their work or effectiveness? It's a joke.

    Who will get fired over the recent "lapse" in security here? Answer: no one.

    As in most socialist/communist one party jurisdictions, the public is ignored and if a few dozen proles are murdered every day, so what? The Important People and elites don't ride public transit and care little about those who do.

    Who wants to bet that average subway "workers" and cops in NYC earn at least $100K per year or more? Maybe twice that. So who gets fired? Cops are notorious goof offs anyway, so you have to keep an eye on them. Human nature.

    My guess is zero employees will suffer. Of course it is the political "managers" who call the shots, and they never get the chop.

    How many of them even ride the subways or buses?
    , @Technite78
    @Jonathan Mason

    You clearly know nothing about the practical aspects of keeping mentally ill people off the streets of NYC, or the demoralization, demonization, and decommissioning (of anti-gun units) of the NYPD, and how that has affected street crime involving gunplay in previously safe areas.

    , @Alden
    @Jonathan Mason

    Mentally ill people can only be locked up for 72 hours if judged a danger to themselves and others.

    A few are sent to long term state and federal
    Prison systems mental hospitals AFTER they have been convicted of serious felonies such as murders. They are sent to the prison mental hospital at the sentencing hearing. After much psychiatric evidence is provided. And judge prosecutor and defense attorney agree. But ultimately the judge decides.

    You don’t live in America don’t know anything about America and make a fool of yourself whenever you write something about America.

    Your # 2 point is good. Your point about federal TSA is excellent because it’s based on your personal travel in America both international and domestic flights.

    But if a mentally ill person has not been convicted of a serious crime like murder, no way can they be held for more than 72 hours.

    Plenty of mentally ill criminals serve terms in county jails and state and federal prisons. But not because they are dangerous psychos. Because they were convicted of serious crimes.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

  80. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Steve Sailer

    "I could see how moving from your native tropical Jamaica to a cold big city in the Northeastern US could mess with your mind, but the next generation?"

    My personal pet explanation, which is unsupported by any research and is simply a matter of observation and chess-problem logic, is that blacks (both African-Americans and immigrants) have had limited time and limited circumstances with which to adapt to modernity. And because modernity is now more or less congruent with reality (viz there's no escaping it), an inability to process modernity is congruent with an inability to process reality accurately -- a condition which closely mirrors actual schizophrenia. It helps explain why blacks believe so many preposterous things, engage in magical thinking, and take seriously ideas about the world which couldn't possibly be true.

    It took Europeans many centuries to develop modernity, and so Europeans over time became used to it and now feel at ease in it. But then they inflicted modernity on the rest of the world rather suddenly and without much warning. Some societies, like Japan, confronted modernity with a hard-headed realism and absorbed it fairly quickly; others, like China and Islam, preferred to ignore it for as long as possible, with chaotic consequences (e.g. the Boxer Rebellion was an insane Chinese version of the Native American "Ghost Dance".)

    One way or another, sudden exposure to modernity was a civilizational shock to the system for everyone not already modern. African-Americans, because of slavery and Jim Crow, had a very limited access to modernity, and so many of them have yet to adapt. (Native Africans have other reasons for not understanding modernity.) This causes a profound inability to properly perceive and process reality, which results in a mode of consciousness closely resembling schizophrenia: a scattered inability to integrate facts, put them together correctly or even recognize them, a magical mode of thinking which resembles living in a dream land, and so on.

    Even the most intelligent, highly educated blacks very frequently believe a great deal of utter nonsense. There is a disconnect between reality, their errors, their fantasies and their (many) grudges. You might call it "schizophrenia-adjacent".

    Replies: @Lysias, @Harry Baldwin, @Old Prude, @Anonymous, @Jonathan Mason

    Many white Americans now believe such preposterous things as that the covid vaccines work.

  81. @Jack D
    NY Times applies classic strategy: you put the facts that you don't want people to read at the end, past the point where most people stop reading.

    Even lower down is another fact: Subway ridership is down 40% from pre-covid level. Many companies have announced that work from home is now permanent - coming into the office will be the exception rather than the rule.

    Even before Covid, the subway relied on massive government subsidies but with 40% less ridership the subsidies have to be beyond massive all the way to colossal. So far Washington has kicked in but that won't be permanent. They are going to have to figure something out but they're just continuing business as usual.

    Meanwhile, the whole ecosystem of businesses that relied on the office trade is in deep deep doo doo. 40% fewer people going to the office means 40% fewer people ordering lunch. Your expenses are the same (actually higher due to inflation) but your revenue is down 40% - that way lies bankruptcy.

    Replies: @prosa123, @Johann Ricke

    Even lower down is another fact: Subway ridership is down 40% from pre-covid level. Many companies have announced that work from home is now permanent – coming into the office will be the exception rather than the rule.
    Even before Covid, the subway relied on massive government subsidies but with 40% less ridership the subsidies have to be beyond massive all the way to colossal.

    It’s not a good situation for the subway but may not be quite as dire as thought. Increases in ridership for at least the 20 years pre-Covid came entirely from off-peak travel. Rush hour ridership has been on a (slow) decline since around 2000. It should go without saying that WFH does not have much effect on off-peak travel.
    Another thing is that providing rush hour service is costly. Spreading out ridership during the day/week is much more efficient.

    Meanwhile, the whole ecosystem of businesses that relied on the office trade is in deep deep doo doo. 40% fewer people going to the office means 40% fewer people ordering lunch. Your expenses are the same (actually higher due to inflation) but your revenue is down 40% – that way lies bankruptcy.

    Without doubt. New York County (Manhattan) lost far more small businesses than any other county in the country. About the only good thing that can be said is that the businesses that were vulnerable to failure, have already failed, and from here on there should be improvement.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @prosa123


    providing rush hour service is costly.
     
    How so? Isn't it much more profitable to run a packed rush hour train than an empty train at 4 AM? Even just looking at costs, what costs more during rush hour?

    In any case the fixed costs of the system have to be divided up among all riders so if you have 40% fewer riders (regardless of how spread out over the day they are) your cost per rider is going to go up.

    Replies: @prosa123

  82. @duncsbaby
    More pics of Gov. Hochul than there is of the perp. I don't think we should rule her out as a suspect just yet.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin

    More pics of Gov. Hochul than there is of the perp. I don’t think we should rule her out as a suspect just yet.

    Not a suspect, but an accomplice. Manhattan elected a Soros-funded, pro-criminal DA, Alvin Bragg, who doesn’t believe in bail or incarceration, as he made clear in a memo he released upon assuming office. Bragg is going to be responsible for much crime and many deaths. Hochul has the power to remove him from office but will not do so. There will be blood on her hands.

    • Agree: Old Prude, duncsbaby
  83. One thought I had last night is this:

    Despite Adams being a former transit cop, despite the millions of subway riders who have to use this every day, despite the huge number of employees there as workers, cops, etc, despite the fact that their budget is probably in the low billions annually for this, guess what?

    No cops anywhere near this shooting. Not on the platform, not close by, not in any subway cars on this train. Nada.

    None of the video cameras were working (hello Jeffrey Epstein!) despite them being everywhere. Not on the station where shooting happened, not where perp got on, none.

    So just how corrupt/incompetent is this outfit? All of the “security” is mere Security Theatre to dupe the public. On Tucker last night, he reported (and showed) that riders are so afraid of being pushed onto the tracks, they all stand by the wall away from tracks until the cars arrive.

    This is what socialism with a communist face looks like. Communism Democrat Party style.
    Moscow subways are famously well run and safe.

    Maybe NYC should give Vlad a call. Keep him out of trouble…

    • Replies: @Dmon
    @Muggles

    In an effort to foster a more business-friendly environment, the State of New York apparently bought all their video equipment from a reputable local supplier.

    https://youtu.be/Ml6S2yiuSWE?t=70

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @Muggles

    China, too, Muggles. It's been a few years, but that Peking subway has a LOT of milage, there's an inner loop, and an outer loop, and about 5 each long N-S and E-W lines, about 25 lines in total, 480 miles with 460 stations.

    People don't push people onto the tracks, but in all fairness, they can't because there are walls by the tracks with the doors to match the train car doors.

    That's just Peking. There are at least a couple of dozen cities with subway systems.

    Replies: @Muggles

  84. @Dr. X
    Why are those NYPD cops holding "assault weapons"?

    I thought that "assault weapons" are "weapons of war that don't belong on our streets" and their "only purpose" is to "slaughter innocent people."

    Replies: @Supply and Demand

    #defundthepolice

  85. @Stan Adams
    Weird stuff often happens in mid-April.

    April 12, 1861 - attack on Fort Sumter
    April 14, 1865 - Lincoln assassination
    April 14, 1912 - Titanic
    April 13, 1945 - FDR dies
    April 12, 1961 - Yuri Gagarin orbits the earth
    April 12, 1981 - first shuttle flight
    April 18, 1983 - U.S. embassy in Beirut bombed
    April 14, 1986 - U.S. attack on Libya
    April 19, 1989 - U.S.S. Iowa explosion
    April 19, 1993 - Waco
    April 19, 1995 - Oklahoma City
    April 20, 1999 - Columbine shooting
    April 19, 2005 - Pope Benedict elected
    April 16, 2007 - Virginia Tech shooting
    April 20, 2010 - Deepwater Horizon explosion
    April 15, 2013 - Boston Marathon bombing
    April 15, 2019 - Notre Dame fire

    Beware the ides of April.

    Replies: @Trinity, @Vyv, @Don't Look at Me

    I know that it seems a lot of people are born in March and April. July anyone?

  86. The morons running New York City want the public to believe that the city has a crime problem. Pop the red pill and you see what the real problem is: male Negroes. Lots of them

  87. @JimB
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Isn’t 62 a little old to be a subway mass murderer? On the other hand, the black guy who randomly shot UC Berkeley undergrad Seth Smith on a busy street was 60. Black males often calcify into stone cold whitey haters and kill at random in the same manner they occasionally shout profane gibberish on the street.

    Replies: @Danindc, @Liberty Mike, @David In TN

    A standard excuse for black crime is “whites do it to,” or “Look at Manson.”

    Exactly. An email correspondent of mine told me an anecdote from a friend of his who had been a big-time prosecutor in the LA County DA’s office:

    “Whites who commit heinous murders are drunks, druggies, psychos, career criminal types. Blacks who do so are often garden variety blacks. He had seen mind-boggling examples.”

    • Replies: @Liberty Mike
    @David In TN

    Then there are blacks who are not garden-variety blacks who are only black when they want to be black who commit heinous murders. See Simpson, Orenthal James.

  88. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Steve Sailer

    "I could see how moving from your native tropical Jamaica to a cold big city in the Northeastern US could mess with your mind, but the next generation?"

    My personal pet explanation, which is unsupported by any research and is simply a matter of observation and chess-problem logic, is that blacks (both African-Americans and immigrants) have had limited time and limited circumstances with which to adapt to modernity. And because modernity is now more or less congruent with reality (viz there's no escaping it), an inability to process modernity is congruent with an inability to process reality accurately -- a condition which closely mirrors actual schizophrenia. It helps explain why blacks believe so many preposterous things, engage in magical thinking, and take seriously ideas about the world which couldn't possibly be true.

    It took Europeans many centuries to develop modernity, and so Europeans over time became used to it and now feel at ease in it. But then they inflicted modernity on the rest of the world rather suddenly and without much warning. Some societies, like Japan, confronted modernity with a hard-headed realism and absorbed it fairly quickly; others, like China and Islam, preferred to ignore it for as long as possible, with chaotic consequences (e.g. the Boxer Rebellion was an insane Chinese version of the Native American "Ghost Dance".)

    One way or another, sudden exposure to modernity was a civilizational shock to the system for everyone not already modern. African-Americans, because of slavery and Jim Crow, had a very limited access to modernity, and so many of them have yet to adapt. (Native Africans have other reasons for not understanding modernity.) This causes a profound inability to properly perceive and process reality, which results in a mode of consciousness closely resembling schizophrenia: a scattered inability to integrate facts, put them together correctly or even recognize them, a magical mode of thinking which resembles living in a dream land, and so on.

    Even the most intelligent, highly educated blacks very frequently believe a great deal of utter nonsense. There is a disconnect between reality, their errors, their fantasies and their (many) grudges. You might call it "schizophrenia-adjacent".

    Replies: @Lysias, @Harry Baldwin, @Old Prude, @Anonymous, @Jonathan Mason

    Excellent post. You write, “African-Americans, because of slavery and Jim Crow, had a very limited access to modernity, and so many of them have yet to adapt.”

    I think in addition to this, there is the fact that blacks live in a world where they are written about, spoken about, and portrayed in entertainment in a way that is utterly detached from reality. A dirtbag like George Floyd is elevated to the status of Jesus Christ–Nancy Pelosi and politicians kneel before him! Blacks are murdering each other at ever-increasing rates yet the media and politicians never call this out as a specific problem and instead find some contorted way to connect it to “white supremacism.” Blacks are constantly told all races are equal but when they’re admitted to an elite university they often say they’re made to feel they don’t belong there; is it racism or is it their own realization that they’ve been lied too, that they can’t keep up with the whites and Asians? With a few exceptions, Hollywood never portrays blacks in a way that reflects reality. We have such laughable tropes as black computer geniuses. In the remake of Karate Kid, in a complete upending of the world as we know it, the insufferable Jaden Smith is bullied by the Asians at his high school!

    Surely the disconnect between the world they live in and the world they see spoken about and portrayed in media exacerbates mental illness in some blacks. I think of that scene from The Wire when police Major Bunny Colvin explains why he respected an outspoken racist.

  89. @candid_observer
    The absurd use of "dark skinned" shows how the Times own stylistic policy bites back at it.

    The point of "Black" is to bring attention to the race of blacks, and to serve as an honorific.

    But what happens if the black newsmaker does something horrible? "Black" then becomes a great embarrassment, doing the opposite from what it was intended to do, and looking ridiculous in the process.

    Did it ever occur to these Times people that blacks might, in fact, feature in a number of horrible stories -- in fact, in well more than their share? How did they ever think they would handle such cases?

    Replies: @David In TN, @Jack D

    “How did they ever think they would handle such cases?”

    Ignore them if possible. If not, play down the race of the perp, ring in excuses, rationalization, etc. If applicable, call if anti-Asian violence.

    Finally, send it down the memory hole.

  90. @Muggles
    One thought I had last night is this:

    Despite Adams being a former transit cop, despite the millions of subway riders who have to use this every day, despite the huge number of employees there as workers, cops, etc, despite the fact that their budget is probably in the low billions annually for this, guess what?

    No cops anywhere near this shooting. Not on the platform, not close by, not in any subway cars on this train. Nada.

    None of the video cameras were working (hello Jeffrey Epstein!) despite them being everywhere. Not on the station where shooting happened, not where perp got on, none.

    So just how corrupt/incompetent is this outfit? All of the "security" is mere Security Theatre to dupe the public. On Tucker last night, he reported (and showed) that riders are so afraid of being pushed onto the tracks, they all stand by the wall away from tracks until the cars arrive.

    This is what socialism with a communist face looks like. Communism Democrat Party style.
    Moscow subways are famously well run and safe.

    Maybe NYC should give Vlad a call. Keep him out of trouble...

    Replies: @Dmon, @Achmed E. Newman

    In an effort to foster a more business-friendly environment, the State of New York apparently bought all their video equipment from a reputable local supplier.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Dmon

    Thanks, Dmon! I never lived in NY City, but those still brought back memories of a different country.

    Replies: @Dmon

  91. @Anon
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    I am getting to the point where I'm going to say that the vast majority of mentally ill people in this country are just people who took too many drugs. They aren't organically mentally ill. They drove themselves to mental illness through drug abuse and their mental illness is entirely their own fault.

    Replies: @NJ Transit Commuter, @NYGRUMP

    Some of these people may have been used as guinea pigs for various experiments with meds in institutions. They liked to see what would happen if you mixed say morphine with peyote in massive amounts over long periods of time. (as example, reference “psychic driving” as perpetrated through the World Psy chiatric ASSociation where professional doctors would drug people for weeks and make them listen to depraved soundtracks).

    At least they didn’t steal their organs!

  92. @NJ Transit Commuter
    The Sacramento mass shooting disappeared from the media radar screen almost immediately. My guess is the same happens with this shooting.

    If there is any discussion it will be about the need for gun control. Gotta reinforce leftist talking points!

    No one will mention the two real problems here:
    1. Mental Health: Laws from the 1970s make it impossible to institutionalize dangerously mentally ill people without their consent.

    2. Law Enforcement: There are already laws in New York that prevent gun possession by mentally ill people. You can pass all the gun laws you want, but if you defund and demoralize police, there is no one to enforce these laws.

    Replies: @Anon, @Jonathan Mason, @Old Prude

    Brandon outlawed Ghost Guns to reduce crime. It didn’t work here, because ghosts are white, and this fellow used a black gun. Brandon needs to outlaw black guns. (can some wit here figure out the correct capitalization for me?)

    • LOL: Harry Baldwin
  93. @Muggles
    One thought I had last night is this:

    Despite Adams being a former transit cop, despite the millions of subway riders who have to use this every day, despite the huge number of employees there as workers, cops, etc, despite the fact that their budget is probably in the low billions annually for this, guess what?

    No cops anywhere near this shooting. Not on the platform, not close by, not in any subway cars on this train. Nada.

    None of the video cameras were working (hello Jeffrey Epstein!) despite them being everywhere. Not on the station where shooting happened, not where perp got on, none.

    So just how corrupt/incompetent is this outfit? All of the "security" is mere Security Theatre to dupe the public. On Tucker last night, he reported (and showed) that riders are so afraid of being pushed onto the tracks, they all stand by the wall away from tracks until the cars arrive.

    This is what socialism with a communist face looks like. Communism Democrat Party style.
    Moscow subways are famously well run and safe.

    Maybe NYC should give Vlad a call. Keep him out of trouble...

    Replies: @Dmon, @Achmed E. Newman

    China, too, Muggles. It’s been a few years, but that Peking subway has a LOT of milage, there’s an inner loop, and an outer loop, and about 5 each long N-S and E-W lines, about 25 lines in total, 480 miles with 460 stations.

    People don’t push people onto the tracks, but in all fairness, they can’t because there are walls by the tracks with the doors to match the train car doors.

    That’s just Peking. There are at least a couple of dozen cities with subway systems.

    • Replies: @Muggles
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Thanks. Yes, I'm aware.

    I've ridden subways in London and Munich and Lausanne Switzerland.

    Also Paris.

    In some but not all of the stops in Paris they have clear plastic walls near the tracks and doors in those which automatically open when a train arrives, matching the subway car doors.

    Lots of things like that could be done.

    Due to corruption I suspect NYC spends money on "workers" and contractors who add little value and no safety for riders. Politicians in one party jurisdictions sink to the lowest level of service they can get away with.

    I'm sure China, Japan, Korea and other Asian places have very good systems.

    In NYC it is a home to millions of rats and many homeless derelicts and drug addicts, criminals.
    New Yorkers seem to love government but New York government doesn't love them.

  94. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Steve Sailer

    "I could see how moving from your native tropical Jamaica to a cold big city in the Northeastern US could mess with your mind, but the next generation?"

    My personal pet explanation, which is unsupported by any research and is simply a matter of observation and chess-problem logic, is that blacks (both African-Americans and immigrants) have had limited time and limited circumstances with which to adapt to modernity. And because modernity is now more or less congruent with reality (viz there's no escaping it), an inability to process modernity is congruent with an inability to process reality accurately -- a condition which closely mirrors actual schizophrenia. It helps explain why blacks believe so many preposterous things, engage in magical thinking, and take seriously ideas about the world which couldn't possibly be true.

    It took Europeans many centuries to develop modernity, and so Europeans over time became used to it and now feel at ease in it. But then they inflicted modernity on the rest of the world rather suddenly and without much warning. Some societies, like Japan, confronted modernity with a hard-headed realism and absorbed it fairly quickly; others, like China and Islam, preferred to ignore it for as long as possible, with chaotic consequences (e.g. the Boxer Rebellion was an insane Chinese version of the Native American "Ghost Dance".)

    One way or another, sudden exposure to modernity was a civilizational shock to the system for everyone not already modern. African-Americans, because of slavery and Jim Crow, had a very limited access to modernity, and so many of them have yet to adapt. (Native Africans have other reasons for not understanding modernity.) This causes a profound inability to properly perceive and process reality, which results in a mode of consciousness closely resembling schizophrenia: a scattered inability to integrate facts, put them together correctly or even recognize them, a magical mode of thinking which resembles living in a dream land, and so on.

    Even the most intelligent, highly educated blacks very frequently believe a great deal of utter nonsense. There is a disconnect between reality, their errors, their fantasies and their (many) grudges. You might call it "schizophrenia-adjacent".

    Replies: @Lysias, @Harry Baldwin, @Old Prude, @Anonymous, @Jonathan Mason

    I’m not sure modernity-induced madness is only a phenomena for people of color. Lots of folks are on anti-anxiety medicine, or suffering panic attacks etc…

    We are all mostly still cavemen and primitives, and the frenetic pace of the modern world and technology is freaking us out.

    • Agree: Sollipsist
    • Replies: @Sollipsist
    @Old Prude

    I'd go even farther and say that a thorough adaptation to modernity is actually closer to insanity than having significant difficulties doing so.

    You know the old saying, "you don't have to be crazy to work here, but it helps." It applies equally well to people who feel comfortable with or even supportive of the various unreasonable and contradictory things one has to accept in order to survive and prosper in the modern world.

    , @Inquiring Mind
    @Old Prude

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AzAFqrxfeY

    I am just a cave man, unfrozen and brought back to life by your scientists.

    Your world, frightens and confuses me!

  95. @David In TN
    @JimB

    A standard excuse for black crime is "whites do it to," or "Look at Manson."

    Exactly. An email correspondent of mine told me an anecdote from a friend of his who had been a big-time prosecutor in the LA County DA's office:

    "Whites who commit heinous murders are drunks, druggies, psychos, career criminal types. Blacks who do so are often garden variety blacks. He had seen mind-boggling examples."

    Replies: @Liberty Mike

    Then there are blacks who are not garden-variety blacks who are only black when they want to be black who commit heinous murders. See Simpson, Orenthal James.

  96. @Jack D
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    An interesting essay. As usual, diagnosis is easier than cure.

    You can see here how in the Ukraine discussions, the Putinist and the Zelenskyites and even the neutrals no longer share a single reality - instead of all looking into the same mirror, each group has its own fragment. So the other groups appear to be not only wrong but nuts to them because they appear to believe insane shit. But if your favorite sources are RT rather than the Washington Post (or vice versa), the stuff you are saying doesn't appear nuts at all - you are well within the mainstream of your particular universe. In your universe, believing that the Battle of Kiev was just a feint rather than a defeat and that Putin was forced by NATO to start this war (sorry, special military action) is a completely mainstream view and someone who says the opposite has lost his mind. And vice versa. It's just that we inhabit different circles and it has become increasingly difficult to speak to people in different circles because there is no longer any shared set of assumptions. And of course, outside actors, with both financial and political motives, are eager to exploit this fragmentation and deliver to people just the content that they crave.

    Replies: @Old Prude

    Right on Jack. Mrs. Prude asked “What is going on in Ukraine?” I have no idea. What I read and hear (I don’t watch TV) is all over the map, depending on the source. The comments on Unz are not illuminating: The Russians are either getting their ass handed to them, or they are grinding the encirlced Ukrainian Army to bloody dust.

  97. The Times actually does say “Black” in one of their little subarticles:

    “Like if I say, ‘Hello, good morning,’ he just grunts at me like he’s some old grumpy Black man,” said Ms. Miller, who is Black.

    It doesn’t have much to say though about the actual contents of the shooter’s “bigoted rants”.

  98. @prosa123
    @Jack D

    Even lower down is another fact: Subway ridership is down 40% from pre-covid level. Many companies have announced that work from home is now permanent – coming into the office will be the exception rather than the rule.
    Even before Covid, the subway relied on massive government subsidies but with 40% less ridership the subsidies have to be beyond massive all the way to colossal.


    It's not a good situation for the subway but may not be quite as dire as thought. Increases in ridership for at least the 20 years pre-Covid came entirely from off-peak travel. Rush hour ridership has been on a (slow) decline since around 2000. It should go without saying that WFH does not have much effect on off-peak travel.
    Another thing is that providing rush hour service is costly. Spreading out ridership during the day/week is much more efficient.

    Meanwhile, the whole ecosystem of businesses that relied on the office trade is in deep deep doo doo. 40% fewer people going to the office means 40% fewer people ordering lunch. Your expenses are the same (actually higher due to inflation) but your revenue is down 40% – that way lies bankruptcy.

    Without doubt. New York County (Manhattan) lost far more small businesses than any other county in the country. About the only good thing that can be said is that the businesses that were vulnerable to failure, have already failed, and from here on there should be improvement.

    Replies: @Jack D

    providing rush hour service is costly.

    How so? Isn’t it much more profitable to run a packed rush hour train than an empty train at 4 AM? Even just looking at costs, what costs more during rush hour?

    In any case the fixed costs of the system have to be divided up among all riders so if you have 40% fewer riders (regardless of how spread out over the day they are) your cost per rider is going to go up.

    • Replies: @prosa123
    @Jack D

    Serving rush hour peaks requires more staff and more trains than if service is spread out during the day.

  99. @Mr Mox
    And then, finally after 1,563 words, 8 photos, 2 videos, and 1 custom-made map, we get a picture of the shooter on the loose:

    Frank R. James, 62.

    We don't need a picture. The name and age is a dead giveaway; we're dealing with a white supremacist here. Fast forward to the next headline...

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @anon

    There aren’t three names, he has a middle initial. I smell something foul here.

    Lee Harvey Oswald, Jared Lee Loughner, John Wilkes Booth, Mark David Chapman

    Something is afoot, something is wrong, or maybe it’s a signal that he is dark skinned, or didn’t shoot anyone important and everyone is alive?

  100. @HammerJack
    @Clyde


    What saved the day was his piss poor shooting, plus that he brought only one gun.
     
    What saved the day was Sailer's Law. Same as in Sacramento and countless other recent cases. Q: Why don't the MSM start recognizing this and celebrating it as a life-saving feature of their pampered pets?

    Q2: Who wants to bet this'll end up on the official tally as another instance of anti-asian violence, which as we all know is caused by, um, Tiny please help me out here?

    Replies: @fish

    Tiny please help me out here?

    Tiny isn’t available right now Hammer…..he’s off sitting on his Ebony Obelisk.

  101. @Jack D
    @prosa123


    providing rush hour service is costly.
     
    How so? Isn't it much more profitable to run a packed rush hour train than an empty train at 4 AM? Even just looking at costs, what costs more during rush hour?

    In any case the fixed costs of the system have to be divided up among all riders so if you have 40% fewer riders (regardless of how spread out over the day they are) your cost per rider is going to go up.

    Replies: @prosa123

    Serving rush hour peaks requires more staff and more trains than if service is spread out during the day.

  102. @candid_observer
    The absurd use of "dark skinned" shows how the Times own stylistic policy bites back at it.

    The point of "Black" is to bring attention to the race of blacks, and to serve as an honorific.

    But what happens if the black newsmaker does something horrible? "Black" then becomes a great embarrassment, doing the opposite from what it was intended to do, and looking ridiculous in the process.

    Did it ever occur to these Times people that blacks might, in fact, feature in a number of horrible stories -- in fact, in well more than their share? How did they ever think they would handle such cases?

    Replies: @David In TN, @Jack D

    The absurd use of “dark skinned” shows how the Times own stylistic policy bites back at it.

    Based upon the changes in the story during the day, there was an edit war inside the news room. In the old days you would never see these because only one version appeared in print but nowadays the edit wars occur on the web in real time.

    The news room (like the Democrat Party) is now divided between the old guard who are Pelosi/Biden liberals (though not as old) and the new woke AOC/Nikole Hannah-Jones generation who are radical “anti-racists” who oversaw the promotion of blacks to Blacks, thus sowing the seeds of the current conundrum – “Blacks” are by definition a good thing, so there can be no bad Blacks.

    So version 1.o of the story called the shooter “Black” in accordance with the description released by the police and quoted by most other news sources.

    Version 2.0 – the Woke brigade retaliates and he becomes “a man in a green vest” .

    In version 3.0, a compromise is reached and the Woke and the merely liberal agree on “dark skinned”. There can be no bad Blacks but dark skinned men can do bad things.

    I think that “dark skinned man” is rather awkward and suggest that from now on we just called them “darkies”. I think that’s a cute, up to date name like “furries”. Also, like Latinx, darkie is not gendered. Black would remain reserved for people who are Supreme Court Justices, and darkie would be for people who commit crimes. “Yesterday a darkie pushed an elderly Asian woman onto the subway tracks.” “A darkie stole the expensive watch of a diner at a sidewalk cafe” Etc. Whaddaya say, Gen Z folks, doesn’t that sound good to you?

    • Agree: Harry Baldwin
    • Thanks: MEH 0910
    • LOL: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @hhsiii
    @Jack D

    Now that he's been caught, in the East Village, the Times story is that the area where the shooting took place, , Sunset Park, is home to a large Mexican and Latin American community. And the perp Mr. James posted racist laden diatribes on social media, partcularly against Blacks and Black women. And also he criticized Mayor Adams. No mention that he himself is black. Definitely reads like it's some racist white dude did it.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/the-suspect-in-the-subway-shooting-has-been-arrested-officials-say/ar-AAWbNHb?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531&cvid=6cbb97205eff4bf6a325c59485e92320

    Replies: @Technite78

    , @Prester John
    @Jack D

    "Darkies" eh? Any guesses on when it was that "Old Folks at Home" was last sung in public?

    Replies: @Jack D

  103. anon[166] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer
    @anonymous

    The rate of schizophrenia among black men is about 2 or 3 times higher than among white men, and it seems to be considerably higher than that among black immigrants and, even more weirdly, their sons. I could see how moving from your native tropical Jamaica to a cold big city in the Northeastern US could mess with your mind, but the next generation?

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @S Johnson, @anon, @Anonymous, @Anonymous

    Come on, Steve, it’s obviously a misdiagnosis due to structural racism. I know so because the SCIENCE in a recent article available in Pubmed told me so:
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35319958/
    The authors are an Indian, a Chinese, and two blacks, one an immigrant from Guyana. The fix, according to these august scholars from SFSU, NYU and Harvard, is defunding the police, abolishing incarceration, and dismantling racism in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders.
    Oh, and more money going to the ‘hoods.

  104. @Muggles

    The NYT still can’t bear to use the word “black” to describe the gunman:
     
    Steve, the correct NYT style is "Black" and no, it can't be used to describe wanted criminals.

    Only racists assume that lacking a racial description (i.e. white nationalist, Asian mobster, Slavic looking probably Russian, Hispanic undocumented migrant) that the perp must be a dusky American descendant of slaves.

    All the News We See Fit to Print

    Replies: @Paul Jolliffe, @The True Nolan, @Bill Jones

    “Only racists assume that lacking a racial description (i.e. white nationalist, Asian mobster, Slavic looking probably Russian, Hispanic undocumented migrant) that the perp must be a dusky American descendant of slaves.”

    Hmmm… “Only REALISTS assume that lacking a racial description (i.e. white nationalist, Asian mobster, Slavic looking probably Russian, Hispanic undocumented migrant) that the perp must be a dusky American descendant of slaves.”

    Fixed it!

    • Replies: @Inquiring Mind
    @The True Nolan

    Alright, already.

    It's pure Streisand Effect.

    The NYT and others don't mention race because such would reinforce stereotypes.

    On the other hand, the known taboo to not mention race to prevent readers/viewers from confirming the stereotypes has the effect of doubly confirming stereotypes.

  105. Anonymous[379] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Steve Sailer

    "I could see how moving from your native tropical Jamaica to a cold big city in the Northeastern US could mess with your mind, but the next generation?"

    My personal pet explanation, which is unsupported by any research and is simply a matter of observation and chess-problem logic, is that blacks (both African-Americans and immigrants) have had limited time and limited circumstances with which to adapt to modernity. And because modernity is now more or less congruent with reality (viz there's no escaping it), an inability to process modernity is congruent with an inability to process reality accurately -- a condition which closely mirrors actual schizophrenia. It helps explain why blacks believe so many preposterous things, engage in magical thinking, and take seriously ideas about the world which couldn't possibly be true.

    It took Europeans many centuries to develop modernity, and so Europeans over time became used to it and now feel at ease in it. But then they inflicted modernity on the rest of the world rather suddenly and without much warning. Some societies, like Japan, confronted modernity with a hard-headed realism and absorbed it fairly quickly; others, like China and Islam, preferred to ignore it for as long as possible, with chaotic consequences (e.g. the Boxer Rebellion was an insane Chinese version of the Native American "Ghost Dance".)

    One way or another, sudden exposure to modernity was a civilizational shock to the system for everyone not already modern. African-Americans, because of slavery and Jim Crow, had a very limited access to modernity, and so many of them have yet to adapt. (Native Africans have other reasons for not understanding modernity.) This causes a profound inability to properly perceive and process reality, which results in a mode of consciousness closely resembling schizophrenia: a scattered inability to integrate facts, put them together correctly or even recognize them, a magical mode of thinking which resembles living in a dream land, and so on.

    Even the most intelligent, highly educated blacks very frequently believe a great deal of utter nonsense. There is a disconnect between reality, their errors, their fantasies and their (many) grudges. You might call it "schizophrenia-adjacent".

    Replies: @Lysias, @Harry Baldwin, @Old Prude, @Anonymous, @Jonathan Mason

    African-Americans, because of slavery and Jim Crow, had a very limited access to modernity, and so many of them have yet to adapt.

    Actually, slavery and getting to live in a White society gave African-Americans a head start on modernity compared to most of the rest of the world.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Anonymous

    They sure had much too much access to the north south railroads that brought them directly form Georgia to NYC Philly Washington DC Newark Camden NJ, Columbus Cincinnati Toledo Ohio, Louisiana and Mississippi to St Louis Mo Detroit Flint etc Mi Gary and Indianapolis IN Chicago Milwaukee and Minneapolis. Starting 130 years ago.

    To destroy all those cities.

  106. ….another false flag with a “person of interest” who will probably be killed by The FBI before they “catch him”…with an obvious “rental truck” registered to the pasty and another one of those mysterious “glitches” where the cameras were shut off…due to a “computer glitch”. Sure.

  107. Hey, remember that black guy that drove an SUV into a Christmas parade and killed 5 people and injured 40?

    Of course you don’t. And this event will be totally forgotten in a few weeks, even though it happened in the place where all the important media people live.

  108. @Clyde
    Those who got shot are Chinese. I am going by the above photo. This idiot brought lots of clips but his gun jammed. So he ran off. What saved the day was his piss poor shooting, plus that he brought only one gun. I like his deranged YouTube videos. Another case of a sub-IQ thinking he's a genius. One YouTube comment -- "We wuz kangz"
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtl9pjnppooRbj_YssCKxsA/videos

    Replies: @HammerJack, @Spect3r, @International Jew, @tomhoser, @anon

    Maybe a “Manchurian Candidate”?

  109. @Jack D
    @candid_observer


    The absurd use of “dark skinned” shows how the Times own stylistic policy bites back at it.
     
    Based upon the changes in the story during the day, there was an edit war inside the news room. In the old days you would never see these because only one version appeared in print but nowadays the edit wars occur on the web in real time.

    The news room (like the Democrat Party) is now divided between the old guard who are Pelosi/Biden liberals (though not as old) and the new woke AOC/Nikole Hannah-Jones generation who are radical "anti-racists" who oversaw the promotion of blacks to Blacks, thus sowing the seeds of the current conundrum - "Blacks" are by definition a good thing, so there can be no bad Blacks.

    So version 1.o of the story called the shooter "Black" in accordance with the description released by the police and quoted by most other news sources.

    Version 2.0 - the Woke brigade retaliates and he becomes "a man in a green vest" .

    In version 3.0, a compromise is reached and the Woke and the merely liberal agree on "dark skinned". There can be no bad Blacks but dark skinned men can do bad things.

    I think that "dark skinned man" is rather awkward and suggest that from now on we just called them "darkies". I think that's a cute, up to date name like "furries". Also, like Latinx, darkie is not gendered. Black would remain reserved for people who are Supreme Court Justices, and darkie would be for people who commit crimes. "Yesterday a darkie pushed an elderly Asian woman onto the subway tracks." "A darkie stole the expensive watch of a diner at a sidewalk cafe" Etc. Whaddaya say, Gen Z folks, doesn't that sound good to you?

    Replies: @hhsiii, @Prester John

    Now that he’s been caught, in the East Village, the Times story is that the area where the shooting took place, , Sunset Park, is home to a large Mexican and Latin American community. And the perp Mr. James posted racist laden diatribes on social media, partcularly against Blacks and Black women. And also he criticized Mayor Adams. No mention that he himself is black. Definitely reads like it’s some racist white dude did it.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/the-suspect-in-the-subway-shooting-has-been-arrested-officials-say/ar-AAWbNHb?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531&cvid=6cbb97205eff4bf6a325c59485e92320

    • Replies: @Technite78
    @hhsiii

    I wonder if he was a resident at the Third Street Men's Shelter at some point... they're always lurking around St. Mark's Place or Astor Place...

  110. @Anon

    The NYT still can’t bear to use the word “black” to describe the gunman:
     
    That is “Black” to you, Steve. With a capital B. But, as another commenter noted, in the event of misdeeds by Blacks, race is not relevant.

    Replies: @Meretricious, @Prester John

    The media Greek chorus will try to cast this guy as a crazed “right winger” who happened to be black, ergo a traitor to The Cause.

  111. @Jack D
    @candid_observer


    The absurd use of “dark skinned” shows how the Times own stylistic policy bites back at it.
     
    Based upon the changes in the story during the day, there was an edit war inside the news room. In the old days you would never see these because only one version appeared in print but nowadays the edit wars occur on the web in real time.

    The news room (like the Democrat Party) is now divided between the old guard who are Pelosi/Biden liberals (though not as old) and the new woke AOC/Nikole Hannah-Jones generation who are radical "anti-racists" who oversaw the promotion of blacks to Blacks, thus sowing the seeds of the current conundrum - "Blacks" are by definition a good thing, so there can be no bad Blacks.

    So version 1.o of the story called the shooter "Black" in accordance with the description released by the police and quoted by most other news sources.

    Version 2.0 - the Woke brigade retaliates and he becomes "a man in a green vest" .

    In version 3.0, a compromise is reached and the Woke and the merely liberal agree on "dark skinned". There can be no bad Blacks but dark skinned men can do bad things.

    I think that "dark skinned man" is rather awkward and suggest that from now on we just called them "darkies". I think that's a cute, up to date name like "furries". Also, like Latinx, darkie is not gendered. Black would remain reserved for people who are Supreme Court Justices, and darkie would be for people who commit crimes. "Yesterday a darkie pushed an elderly Asian woman onto the subway tracks." "A darkie stole the expensive watch of a diner at a sidewalk cafe" Etc. Whaddaya say, Gen Z folks, doesn't that sound good to you?

    Replies: @hhsiii, @Prester John

    “Darkies” eh? Any guesses on when it was that “Old Folks at Home” was last sung in public?

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Prester John

    You mean darkie has been used before? I'm guessing in some racist manner, amirite? Anything before like Obama is racist.

    “Old Folks at Home”? What band did that? I mean was it one of those dark ages bands like the Beatles or something?

    Maybe we could change it up somehow, like how Colored People became People of Color and then it would be OK again.

  112. @Dmon
    @Muggles

    In an effort to foster a more business-friendly environment, the State of New York apparently bought all their video equipment from a reputable local supplier.

    https://youtu.be/Ml6S2yiuSWE?t=70

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Thanks, Dmon! I never lived in NY City, but those still brought back memories of a different country.

    • Replies: @Dmon
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Yeah. I keep wishing we could go back to that one, but the "Home" function doesn't seem to work on these cheap Chinese ruby slippers I got for my company's mandatory "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" Woman's Month event. If you try clicking the heels together, they just break.
    There was also a subtle opening for Steve to segue to some of his previous writings on the likes of Botach Tactical and the general experience of buying video equipment from Men With Gold Chains, but he was understandably not at his sharpest (what with a long weekend of arguing with readers about the Ukraine war, and watching golf). Muggles had a good point that there doesn't seem to be a working camera in the state of New York. Probably why they had to send live state troopers with notepads and pencils to write down the license numbers of New Yorkers shopping at the Ikea in Jersey to beat the NY sales tax, thus robbing the state of the revenue it desperately needs to maintain it's surveillance equipment. The state should partner with Bezos, who has cameras that can detect a teenager smirking at a drunk Indian from space (or will have as soon as he can get 'em up there).

  113. @Jack D
    NY Times applies classic strategy: you put the facts that you don't want people to read at the end, past the point where most people stop reading.

    Even lower down is another fact: Subway ridership is down 40% from pre-covid level. Many companies have announced that work from home is now permanent - coming into the office will be the exception rather than the rule.

    Even before Covid, the subway relied on massive government subsidies but with 40% less ridership the subsidies have to be beyond massive all the way to colossal. So far Washington has kicked in but that won't be permanent. They are going to have to figure something out but they're just continuing business as usual.

    Meanwhile, the whole ecosystem of businesses that relied on the office trade is in deep deep doo doo. 40% fewer people going to the office means 40% fewer people ordering lunch. Your expenses are the same (actually higher due to inflation) but your revenue is down 40% - that way lies bankruptcy.

    Replies: @prosa123, @Johann Ricke

    Meanwhile, the whole ecosystem of businesses that relied on the office trade is in deep deep doo doo. 40% fewer people going to the office means 40% fewer people ordering lunch. Your expenses are the same (actually higher due to inflation) but your revenue is down 40% – that way lies bankruptcy.

    What I find curious is the way residential rents are breaching old highs:

    https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/10/homes/manhattan-rent-record-high-february-2022/index.html

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Johann Ricke

    My wife needs to stay for business overnight in a hotel in NY at the end of this month and I haven't really found much for less than $300/night. They quote maybe $200 and then they add all sorts of taxes and hokey fees like the "resort fee" for places that don't look very resort like to me, so the actual price is $300+. I'm talking about modest hotels (in Manhattan), not the Ritz-Carlton. This is maybe double what I was paying last year.

    Replies: @Johann Ricke, @prosa123, @Clyde

  114. If (like most American blacks) he has some white ancestry, they might even call him a white criminal, especially considering the nature of his screeds.
    Just like Hispanic criminals are often classified as white.

  115. Anonymous[405] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer
    @anonymous

    The rate of schizophrenia among black men is about 2 or 3 times higher than among white men, and it seems to be considerably higher than that among black immigrants and, even more weirdly, their sons. I could see how moving from your native tropical Jamaica to a cold big city in the Northeastern US could mess with your mind, but the next generation?

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @S Johnson, @anon, @Anonymous, @Anonymous

    What’s your source for the rate of schizophrenia in second generation Caribbean immigrants? Maybe it includes first generation immigrants who immigrated at age 10?

  116. @Muggles

    The NYT still can’t bear to use the word “black” to describe the gunman:
     
    Steve, the correct NYT style is "Black" and no, it can't be used to describe wanted criminals.

    Only racists assume that lacking a racial description (i.e. white nationalist, Asian mobster, Slavic looking probably Russian, Hispanic undocumented migrant) that the perp must be a dusky American descendant of slaves.

    All the News We See Fit to Print

    Replies: @Paul Jolliffe, @The True Nolan, @Bill Jones

    All the News that Fits, We Print.

  117. @Clyde
    Those who got shot are Chinese. I am going by the above photo. This idiot brought lots of clips but his gun jammed. So he ran off. What saved the day was his piss poor shooting, plus that he brought only one gun. I like his deranged YouTube videos. Another case of a sub-IQ thinking he's a genius. One YouTube comment -- "We wuz kangz"
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtl9pjnppooRbj_YssCKxsA/videos

    Replies: @HammerJack, @Spect3r, @International Jew, @tomhoser, @anon

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    @anon

    Who knows what will "trigger" them?

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/blm-co-founder-charity-transparency-laws-are-triggering/ar-AAWaSd9?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=e5fc1702bedb4968a34c9880c3099ceb

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

  118. Don’t forget everyone, “White Soup-preem-a-cissssts” are the most dangerous terrorist group to America. ” teehee.

    • Replies: @Danindc
    @Trinity

    There’s an outside chance he wasn’t that intelligent

  119. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Muggles

    China, too, Muggles. It's been a few years, but that Peking subway has a LOT of milage, there's an inner loop, and an outer loop, and about 5 each long N-S and E-W lines, about 25 lines in total, 480 miles with 460 stations.

    People don't push people onto the tracks, but in all fairness, they can't because there are walls by the tracks with the doors to match the train car doors.

    That's just Peking. There are at least a couple of dozen cities with subway systems.

    Replies: @Muggles

    Thanks. Yes, I’m aware.

    I’ve ridden subways in London and Munich and Lausanne Switzerland.

    Also Paris.

    In some but not all of the stops in Paris they have clear plastic walls near the tracks and doors in those which automatically open when a train arrives, matching the subway car doors.

    Lots of things like that could be done.

    Due to corruption I suspect NYC spends money on “workers” and contractors who add little value and no safety for riders. Politicians in one party jurisdictions sink to the lowest level of service they can get away with.

    I’m sure China, Japan, Korea and other Asian places have very good systems.

    In NYC it is a home to millions of rats and many homeless derelicts and drug addicts, criminals.
    New Yorkers seem to love government but New York government doesn’t love them.

  120. @Old Prude
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    I'm not sure modernity-induced madness is only a phenomena for people of color. Lots of folks are on anti-anxiety medicine, or suffering panic attacks etc...

    We are all mostly still cavemen and primitives, and the frenetic pace of the modern world and technology is freaking us out.

    Replies: @Sollipsist, @Inquiring Mind

    I’d go even farther and say that a thorough adaptation to modernity is actually closer to insanity than having significant difficulties doing so.

    You know the old saying, “you don’t have to be crazy to work here, but it helps.” It applies equally well to people who feel comfortable with or even supportive of the various unreasonable and contradictory things one has to accept in order to survive and prosper in the modern world.

  121. @joe_mama
    OT:
    Walgreens in SF:

    https://twitter.com/antoniogm/status/1514049144880394241?s=20&t=eP0vThaSaB4XH0V5kgHm-A

    As other folks in the thread have pointed out, the only thing not under lock and key is... sunscreen.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Bill Jones, @Bozo the Clown

    Perhaps the other countries he’s experienced are those with the rule of law where stealing is a crime.

  122. @The True Nolan
    @Muggles

    "Only racists assume that lacking a racial description (i.e. white nationalist, Asian mobster, Slavic looking probably Russian, Hispanic undocumented migrant) that the perp must be a dusky American descendant of slaves."

    Hmmm... "Only REALISTS assume that lacking a racial description (i.e. white nationalist, Asian mobster, Slavic looking probably Russian, Hispanic undocumented migrant) that the perp must be a dusky American descendant of slaves."

    Fixed it!

    Replies: @Inquiring Mind

    Alright, already.

    It’s pure Streisand Effect.

    The NYT and others don’t mention race because such would reinforce stereotypes.

    On the other hand, the known taboo to not mention race to prevent readers/viewers from confirming the stereotypes has the effect of doubly confirming stereotypes.

  123. @Old Prude
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    I'm not sure modernity-induced madness is only a phenomena for people of color. Lots of folks are on anti-anxiety medicine, or suffering panic attacks etc...

    We are all mostly still cavemen and primitives, and the frenetic pace of the modern world and technology is freaking us out.

    Replies: @Sollipsist, @Inquiring Mind

    I am just a cave man, unfrozen and brought back to life by your scientists.

    Your world, frightens and confuses me!

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
  124. @Jonathan Mason
    @NJ Transit Commuter


    No one will mention the two real problems here:
    1. Mental Health: Laws from the 1970s make it impossible to institutionalize dangerously mentally ill people without their consent.

    2. Law Enforcement: There are already laws in New York that prevent gun possession by mentally ill people. You can pass all the gun laws you want, but if you defund and demoralize police, there is no one to enforce these laws.
     
    1. Not true. Mentally ill people can be locked up involuntarily if they are judged to be a danger to self or others.

    However it is a matter of opinion as to whether a person who was previously adjudicated dangerous is no longer dangerous, and I think that's what you're talking about.

    2. I don't think this has anything to do with defunding the police. The issue is that all the states have their own laws, they do not enforce their borders or have any kind of checks on people arriving from other states by road, rail, or air, so they are limited in being able to enforce their laws at street level.

    Presumably if the New York subway has equivalent to TSA officers checking all passengers before they are allowed to board a train, the cost of such security would make it too expensive to travel.

    If you arrive in NY on an international flight at JFK, then you have to go through federal controls and it is much harder to bring in a firearm.

    Replies: @Muggles, @Technite78, @Alden

    Presumably if the New York subway has equivalent to TSA officers checking all passengers before they are allowed to board a train, the cost of such security would make it too expensive to travel.

    NYC area commentators here have noted that the subway there is rife with fare jumpers and gate crashers and the like. Also notorious for housing homeless, drug addicts, millions of rats and of course crazies and criminals.

    Yes, “too expensive”.

    There is such a concept as random checks. So not 100% all the time, probably can develop a statistical model based on crime patterns in the past, travel loads, etc. to develop something like a random 10% coverage. Believe me, during the terrorism scares in the US and Europe, there were all kinds of security checks and roving patrols. Random will discourage most criminals.

    They already have transit cops (where where they?) and cameras (not working, yeah right) but who actually monitors their work or effectiveness? It’s a joke.

    Who will get fired over the recent “lapse” in security here? Answer: no one.

    As in most socialist/communist one party jurisdictions, the public is ignored and if a few dozen proles are murdered every day, so what? The Important People and elites don’t ride public transit and care little about those who do.

    Who wants to bet that average subway “workers” and cops in NYC earn at least \$100K per year or more? Maybe twice that. So who gets fired? Cops are notorious goof offs anyway, so you have to keep an eye on them. Human nature.

    My guess is zero employees will suffer. Of course it is the political “managers” who call the shots, and they never get the chop.

    How many of them even ride the subways or buses?

  125. @Prester John
    @Jack D

    "Darkies" eh? Any guesses on when it was that "Old Folks at Home" was last sung in public?

    Replies: @Jack D

    You mean darkie has been used before? I’m guessing in some racist manner, amirite? Anything before like Obama is racist.

    “Old Folks at Home”? What band did that? I mean was it one of those dark ages bands like the Beatles or something?

    Maybe we could change it up somehow, like how Colored People became People of Color and then it would be OK again.

  126. @Johann Ricke
    @Jack D


    Meanwhile, the whole ecosystem of businesses that relied on the office trade is in deep deep doo doo. 40% fewer people going to the office means 40% fewer people ordering lunch. Your expenses are the same (actually higher due to inflation) but your revenue is down 40% – that way lies bankruptcy.
     
    What I find curious is the way residential rents are breaching old highs:

    https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/10/homes/manhattan-rent-record-high-february-2022/index.html

    Replies: @Jack D

    My wife needs to stay for business overnight in a hotel in NY at the end of this month and I haven’t really found much for less than \$300/night. They quote maybe \$200 and then they add all sorts of taxes and hokey fees like the “resort fee” for places that don’t look very resort like to me, so the actual price is \$300+. I’m talking about modest hotels (in Manhattan), not the Ritz-Carlton. This is maybe double what I was paying last year.

    • Replies: @Johann Ricke
    @Jack D


    My wife needs to stay for business overnight in a hotel in NY at the end of this month and I haven’t really found much for less than $300/night. They quote maybe $200 and then they add all sorts of taxes and hokey fees like the “resort fee” for places that don’t look very resort like to me, so the actual price is $300+. I’m talking about modest hotels (in Manhattan), not the Ritz-Carlton. This is maybe double what I was paying last year.
     
    That's what's curious. Who's paying these rates and rents, if the "home" in "work from home" might be Florida? Are the world's gazillionaires and trust funders descending upon NYC in greater numbers than ever? Are oligarchs and their hangers-on from Russia and Ukraine really that big a factor in NYC real estate?

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @prosa123
    @Jack D

    My wife needs to stay for business overnight in a hotel in NY at the end of this month and I haven’t really found much for less than $300/night.

    Manhattan hotel room are expensive because the supply is limited. In the past two years many hotels have closed or have become welfare hotels.

    , @Clyde
    @Jack D

    My wife needs to stay for business overnight in a hotel in NY at the end of this month and I haven’t really found much for less than $300/night. They quote maybe $200 and then they add all sorts of taxes and hokey fees like the “resort fee”

    Find her a motor lodge out in Queens that is on the E and F trains. And lend her yr gun.

    Floral Park Motor Lodge, Queens - HotelTonight
    https://www.hoteltonight.com/hotel/floral-park-motor-lodge-in-floral-park-ny
    Don’t like the word ‘motor lodge’ dissuade you, ‘cos rooms are elegant, well-appointed and oh-so-comfy. Oh, and they throw in a deluxe complimentary breakfast spread in the am. A 7-min jaunt

    Replies: @Jack D

  127. @Jonathan Mason
    @NJ Transit Commuter


    No one will mention the two real problems here:
    1. Mental Health: Laws from the 1970s make it impossible to institutionalize dangerously mentally ill people without their consent.

    2. Law Enforcement: There are already laws in New York that prevent gun possession by mentally ill people. You can pass all the gun laws you want, but if you defund and demoralize police, there is no one to enforce these laws.
     
    1. Not true. Mentally ill people can be locked up involuntarily if they are judged to be a danger to self or others.

    However it is a matter of opinion as to whether a person who was previously adjudicated dangerous is no longer dangerous, and I think that's what you're talking about.

    2. I don't think this has anything to do with defunding the police. The issue is that all the states have their own laws, they do not enforce their borders or have any kind of checks on people arriving from other states by road, rail, or air, so they are limited in being able to enforce their laws at street level.

    Presumably if the New York subway has equivalent to TSA officers checking all passengers before they are allowed to board a train, the cost of such security would make it too expensive to travel.

    If you arrive in NY on an international flight at JFK, then you have to go through federal controls and it is much harder to bring in a firearm.

    Replies: @Muggles, @Technite78, @Alden

    You clearly know nothing about the practical aspects of keeping mentally ill people off the streets of NYC, or the demoralization, demonization, and decommissioning (of anti-gun units) of the NYPD, and how that has affected street crime involving gunplay in previously safe areas.

    • Agree: Alden
  128. @Henry's Cat
    @Henry's Cat

    On the authority of the NYT, the BBC have now revealed that the person of interest "appears to have posted dozens of videos on social media in recent years, in which he expresses bigoted views. More recently he had also criticised New York City Mayor Eric Adams."

    Replies: @Bill Jones

    More recently he had also criticised New York City Mayor Eric Adams.”

    So guilty as all hell.

  129. @hhsiii
    @Jack D

    Now that he's been caught, in the East Village, the Times story is that the area where the shooting took place, , Sunset Park, is home to a large Mexican and Latin American community. And the perp Mr. James posted racist laden diatribes on social media, partcularly against Blacks and Black women. And also he criticized Mayor Adams. No mention that he himself is black. Definitely reads like it's some racist white dude did it.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/the-suspect-in-the-subway-shooting-has-been-arrested-officials-say/ar-AAWbNHb?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531&cvid=6cbb97205eff4bf6a325c59485e92320

    Replies: @Technite78

    I wonder if he was a resident at the Third Street Men’s Shelter at some point… they’re always lurking around St. Mark’s Place or Astor Place…

  130. @Jack D
    @Johann Ricke

    My wife needs to stay for business overnight in a hotel in NY at the end of this month and I haven't really found much for less than $300/night. They quote maybe $200 and then they add all sorts of taxes and hokey fees like the "resort fee" for places that don't look very resort like to me, so the actual price is $300+. I'm talking about modest hotels (in Manhattan), not the Ritz-Carlton. This is maybe double what I was paying last year.

    Replies: @Johann Ricke, @prosa123, @Clyde

    My wife needs to stay for business overnight in a hotel in NY at the end of this month and I haven’t really found much for less than \$300/night. They quote maybe \$200 and then they add all sorts of taxes and hokey fees like the “resort fee” for places that don’t look very resort like to me, so the actual price is \$300+. I’m talking about modest hotels (in Manhattan), not the Ritz-Carlton. This is maybe double what I was paying last year.

    That’s what’s curious. Who’s paying these rates and rents, if the “home” in “work from home” might be Florida? Are the world’s gazillionaires and trust funders descending upon NYC in greater numbers than ever? Are oligarchs and their hangers-on from Russia and Ukraine really that big a factor in NYC real estate?

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Johann Ricke

    See prosa123's explanation. At the beginning of the pandemic all the hotels were empty and the city made a decision to house all the homeless in hotels, generously paid for with your (Federal) tax dollars. A lot of these hotels have stayed that way. Last time I was in NY there was a hotel like that down the block from my hotel near Empire St. Bldg/Koreatown. Like a 2* star place (older bldg) that would have formerly catered to budget European tourists or something. All these homeless guys hanging around out front and smoking dope.

    So the inventory of hotel rooms is a lot smaller than it used to be and with demand up, supply meets demand at a higher clearing price.

    Replies: @prosa123, @Johann Ricke

  131. @anon
    @Clyde

    He ranted like a raving lunatic about whites but shot up a bunch of Chinese? How odd.

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/04/13/nyc-subway-shooting-person-of-interest-frank-r-james-ranted-about-race-wars-homelessness/

    Replies: @Bill Jones

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Bill Jones

    Thanks.

  132. @Jonathan Mason
    @NJ Transit Commuter


    No one will mention the two real problems here:
    1. Mental Health: Laws from the 1970s make it impossible to institutionalize dangerously mentally ill people without their consent.

    2. Law Enforcement: There are already laws in New York that prevent gun possession by mentally ill people. You can pass all the gun laws you want, but if you defund and demoralize police, there is no one to enforce these laws.
     
    1. Not true. Mentally ill people can be locked up involuntarily if they are judged to be a danger to self or others.

    However it is a matter of opinion as to whether a person who was previously adjudicated dangerous is no longer dangerous, and I think that's what you're talking about.

    2. I don't think this has anything to do with defunding the police. The issue is that all the states have their own laws, they do not enforce their borders or have any kind of checks on people arriving from other states by road, rail, or air, so they are limited in being able to enforce their laws at street level.

    Presumably if the New York subway has equivalent to TSA officers checking all passengers before they are allowed to board a train, the cost of such security would make it too expensive to travel.

    If you arrive in NY on an international flight at JFK, then you have to go through federal controls and it is much harder to bring in a firearm.

    Replies: @Muggles, @Technite78, @Alden

    Mentally ill people can only be locked up for 72 hours if judged a danger to themselves and others.

    A few are sent to long term state and federal
    Prison systems mental hospitals AFTER they have been convicted of serious felonies such as murders. They are sent to the prison mental hospital at the sentencing hearing. After much psychiatric evidence is provided. And judge prosecutor and defense attorney agree. But ultimately the judge decides.

    You don’t live in America don’t know anything about America and make a fool of yourself whenever you write something about America.

    Your # 2 point is good. Your point about federal TSA is excellent because it’s based on your personal travel in America both international and domestic flights.

    But if a mentally ill person has not been convicted of a serious crime like murder, no way can they be held for more than 72 hours.

    Plenty of mentally ill criminals serve terms in county jails and state and federal prisons. But not because they are dangerous psychos. Because they were convicted of serious crimes.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @Alden

    It may be impossible to hold mentally ill people for more than 72 hours where you live, but that's not the case in Florida where I lived and worked for many years.

    In Florida people who are constantly in and out of crisis stabilization units, or who cannot be stabilized in crisis stabilization units, can be sent to the state hospital for 6 months, and then that 6 months can be renewed, although it has to go before judge. Most of the judges go with the recommendations of the psychiatrist, because judges don't want to be responsible for releasing too many people who really are dangerous and the judges are not really qualified to evaluate people for dangerousness.

    Often people who are released by the mental health courts soon end up locked up again.

    Florida also has a sexual predators unit where former prisoners are held pretty much indefinitely because they are deemed to be too dangerous to release into the community.

  133. @Paul Jolliffe
    @The Alarmist

    Oh, it’s better than that:

    1.The shooting took place about five miles from where he boarded, and he disappeared immediately afterwards.

    2. He had left his rented van some five blocks from where he boarded, so he could not have escaped in it. Either someone else drove him away, or he is in the nearby vicinity.

    3. He left his credit card in the bag, so he could not have used it to rent another vehicle after the shooting.

    4. Since the FBI now knows his identity, any and all other of his credit cards should now be tracked and canceled. Therefore he can’t get anywhere in NYC unless he has an extraordinary amount of cash already on him!

    5. How did the authorities identify him, since the relevant security camera was not working?
    From an image unnamed bystander’s cell phone. A bystander close enough to record events, but apparently confident he himself would not be shot. This unnamed Good Samaritan then turned over the filmed record, not to news sources who would have paid serious money for it, but to the NYPD . . .

    Is there a chance that Frank James had a confederate/ handler who made sure that the incriminating evidence bag with the credit card was left at the scene (James Earl Ray style) for the authorities , and then alerted the authorities to some very high quality footage of the attack?

    Of course.

    Will the MSM ask any important questions?

    Of course not.

    Replies: @Jack D

    James wandered around the city (taking the subway again!) for 29 hours until he got bored and called the cops on himself, saying: ‘You know I think you’re looking for me. I’m seeing my picture all over the news and I’ll be around this McDonalds,’. I wonder if he is eligible for the reward?

    Eric Adams and his crack police force take credit for the arrest: “We got him!”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10716225/Subway-shooter-Frank-James-ARRESTED-Gunman-NYPD-custody.html

    • Replies: @anon
    @Jack D

    I wonder if there will be protests? It's not like he killed anyone. Did anyone else notice how badly he was treated? They took that man outside with no head cover or vest on, it's not like those man boobs are gonna protect him. I see a lawsuit in the future too, but first Al Sharpton needs to organize the protests.

    , @Paul Jolliffe
    @Jack D

    Jack,

    It’s certainly possible that this man was unconnected to anyone else, but serious questions remain:

    Where did a 62 year old psycho with no steady job, a guy with 9 convictions in a number of states ( but “no serious felonies” per the NYT, whatever the hell that means), a man with no visible means of support, get the money to buy anything, let alone a stun gun? How was he able to stay solvent to rent anything? Who was paying him, and for what, exactly?

    And yes Jack, just like virtually every other high profile “lone wolf” terrorist attacker going back decades, this guy too was . .

    Known to the FBI and was on their terrorist watch list. They knew all about him “after an incident in New Mexico in 2019.”

    Great job, G-men!

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10715053/amp/Chilling-YouTube-warning-NYC-subway-shooting-person-Frank-James-attack.html

    One can only wonder where James went after the shooting, how he eluded a massive manhunt, why a sophisticated video search of the entire city (99% of the cameras were working, but as soon as maintenance workers notified their superiors on Sunday that only the key cameras in Sunset Park were inoperable, James left Philadelphia for NYC’s subway system with that very spot, the 36th Street Station in mind) was unable to locate him if, as you wrote, he “ just wandered around the city.”

    I doubt it, Jack.

    But if you prefer explanations that rely solely on extraordinary luck and coincidence, well, that’s your right.

    (Is that really what they teach in law school?)

    Replies: @Jack D, @Alden

  134. @kaganovitch
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    He was no doubt marauding through the subway with a pair of blazing six-shooters

    Well, thank God he didn't because they wouldn't have jammed.

    Replies: @Jack D

    With his Glock he got off 33 rounds before it stovepiped, striking 10 people and killing zero (blessed be His name). So he was still better off, though the public was worse off.

    I do wonder, even for a vibrant shooter, whether he was really aiming at people’s legs or nowhere.

    • Replies: @Danindc
    @Jack D

    Good point. I was thinking same thing and I’m really smart…

  135. @Anonymous
    @The Germ Theory of Disease


    African-Americans, because of slavery and Jim Crow, had a very limited access to modernity, and so many of them have yet to adapt.
     
    Actually, slavery and getting to live in a White society gave African-Americans a head start on modernity compared to most of the rest of the world.

    Replies: @Alden

    They sure had much too much access to the north south railroads that brought them directly form Georgia to NYC Philly Washington DC Newark Camden NJ, Columbus Cincinnati Toledo Ohio, Louisiana and Mississippi to St Louis Mo Detroit Flint etc Mi Gary and Indianapolis IN Chicago Milwaukee and Minneapolis. Starting 130 years ago.

    To destroy all those cities.

  136. @joe_mama
    OT:
    Walgreens in SF:

    https://twitter.com/antoniogm/status/1514049144880394241?s=20&t=eP0vThaSaB4XH0V5kgHm-A

    As other folks in the thread have pointed out, the only thing not under lock and key is... sunscreen.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Bill Jones, @Bozo the Clown

    Many mom & pop corner stores in America’s “dark-skinned” urban environments consist of an empty room, one wall of which has a high security bank teller style window installed within. Customers tell the guy behind the glass how many blunts or Chore Boy scouring pads they want, and he slides them through the chute (payment first, of course). The product shelves are all behind the wall.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Bozo the Clown

    I once wandered into a takeout restaurant like this in the ghetto of Philadelphia. I noticed that they kept a notebook by the register that was titled "Police Log" (I assume the cops told them to keep such a log). It occurred to me that this was like being in a zoo and I was on the wrong side of the glass, the side with the chimps.

  137. @Trinity
    Don't forget everyone, "White Soup-preem-a-cissssts" are the most dangerous terrorist group to America. " teehee.

    Replies: @Danindc

    There’s an outside chance he wasn’t that intelligent

  138. @Jack D
    @kaganovitch

    With his Glock he got off 33 rounds before it stovepiped, striking 10 people and killing zero (blessed be His name). So he was still better off, though the public was worse off.

    I do wonder, even for a vibrant shooter, whether he was really aiming at people's legs or nowhere.

    Replies: @Danindc

    Good point. I was thinking same thing and I’m really smart…

  139. anon[107] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D
    @Paul Jolliffe

    James wandered around the city (taking the subway again!) for 29 hours until he got bored and called the cops on himself, saying: ‘You know I think you’re looking for me. I’m seeing my picture all over the news and I’ll be around this McDonalds,’. I wonder if he is eligible for the reward?

    Eric Adams and his crack police force take credit for the arrest: "We got him!"

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10716225/Subway-shooter-Frank-James-ARRESTED-Gunman-NYPD-custody.html

    Replies: @anon, @Paul Jolliffe

    I wonder if there will be protests? It’s not like he killed anyone. Did anyone else notice how badly he was treated? They took that man outside with no head cover or vest on, it’s not like those man boobs are gonna protect him. I see a lawsuit in the future too, but first Al Sharpton needs to organize the protests.

  140. @Jack D
    @Paul Jolliffe

    James wandered around the city (taking the subway again!) for 29 hours until he got bored and called the cops on himself, saying: ‘You know I think you’re looking for me. I’m seeing my picture all over the news and I’ll be around this McDonalds,’. I wonder if he is eligible for the reward?

    Eric Adams and his crack police force take credit for the arrest: "We got him!"

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10716225/Subway-shooter-Frank-James-ARRESTED-Gunman-NYPD-custody.html

    Replies: @anon, @Paul Jolliffe

    Jack,

    It’s certainly possible that this man was unconnected to anyone else, but serious questions remain:

    Where did a 62 year old psycho with no steady job, a guy with 9 convictions in a number of states ( but “no serious felonies” per the NYT, whatever the hell that means), a man with no visible means of support, get the money to buy anything, let alone a stun gun? How was he able to stay solvent to rent anything? Who was paying him, and for what, exactly?

    And yes Jack, just like virtually every other high profile “lone wolf” terrorist attacker going back decades, this guy too was . .

    Known to the FBI and was on their terrorist watch list. They knew all about him “after an incident in New Mexico in 2019.”

    Great job, G-men!

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10715053/amp/Chilling-YouTube-warning-NYC-subway-shooting-person-Frank-James-attack.html

    One can only wonder where James went after the shooting, how he eluded a massive manhunt, why a sophisticated video search of the entire city (99% of the cameras were working, but as soon as maintenance workers notified their superiors on Sunday that only the key cameras in Sunset Park were inoperable, James left Philadelphia for NYC’s subway system with that very spot, the 36th Street Station in mind) was unable to locate him if, as you wrote, he “ just wandered around the city.”

    I doubt it, Jack.

    But if you prefer explanations that rely solely on extraordinary luck and coincidence, well, that’s your right.

    (Is that really what they teach in law school?)

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Paul Jolliffe

    Generally speaking, if the choice of explanation for something bad happening is between evil and stupid, usually stupid wins.

    Replies: @Liberty Mike

    , @Alden
    @Paul Jolliffe

    I watched the Fox News show about his capture. on YouTube Story said he rode the subways for 29 hours. Did anyone see the pictures of him and the 5 cops who arrested him? He’s no more 5’5 170 than I am. All the cops were White. No Asian or Hispanic short ones. He’s a little taller that 3 of the cops. A little shorter than the other 2. I’d say at least 6 ft 6’1 and 260.

    Staying in NYC. Like Timothy McVeigh not just speeding when getting away from bombing a federal building. But when stopped getting out of his car and pushing his jacket to the side so the highway patrol man could see his gun in his belt. Registered gun but no carry permit.

    Known to the FBI. So was Lee Harvey Oswald. So was John Wilkes Booth known to federal authorities.

  141. @Bill Jones
    @anon

    Who knows what will "trigger" them?

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/blm-co-founder-charity-transparency-laws-are-triggering/ar-AAWaSd9?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=e5fc1702bedb4968a34c9880c3099ceb

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Thanks.

  142. @Jack D
    @Johann Ricke

    My wife needs to stay for business overnight in a hotel in NY at the end of this month and I haven't really found much for less than $300/night. They quote maybe $200 and then they add all sorts of taxes and hokey fees like the "resort fee" for places that don't look very resort like to me, so the actual price is $300+. I'm talking about modest hotels (in Manhattan), not the Ritz-Carlton. This is maybe double what I was paying last year.

    Replies: @Johann Ricke, @prosa123, @Clyde

    My wife needs to stay for business overnight in a hotel in NY at the end of this month and I haven’t really found much for less than \$300/night.

    Manhattan hotel room are expensive because the supply is limited. In the past two years many hotels have closed or have become welfare hotels.

  143. @The Alarmist
    So, we’re looking for Black Mr. Clean.

    Let me get this straight: They found this guy’s credit card in the subway? Isn’t that like finding a passport of an alleged perpetrator after a “terrorist” attack. They ID’d his rental van parked on the crowded streets of Brooklyn almost immediately? Were they watching this guy all along?

    So many pieces known in such a short time, almost as if everything was known in advance and allowed to happen.

    Replies: @Paul Jolliffe, @Henry's Cat, @Art Deco

    The Funny Times has a regular feature called News of the Weird which generally includes an item under the heading ‘Least Competent Criminals’. These are full of incidents like that. Just the other day I saw an episode of Forensic Files where a man beats to death an insurance adjuster visiting his landlord’s property, steals her credit card, uses the credit card, is caught on security cameras using the credit card, and signs his own name on the merchant copy.

  144. @Paul Jolliffe
    @Jack D

    Jack,

    It’s certainly possible that this man was unconnected to anyone else, but serious questions remain:

    Where did a 62 year old psycho with no steady job, a guy with 9 convictions in a number of states ( but “no serious felonies” per the NYT, whatever the hell that means), a man with no visible means of support, get the money to buy anything, let alone a stun gun? How was he able to stay solvent to rent anything? Who was paying him, and for what, exactly?

    And yes Jack, just like virtually every other high profile “lone wolf” terrorist attacker going back decades, this guy too was . .

    Known to the FBI and was on their terrorist watch list. They knew all about him “after an incident in New Mexico in 2019.”

    Great job, G-men!

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10715053/amp/Chilling-YouTube-warning-NYC-subway-shooting-person-Frank-James-attack.html

    One can only wonder where James went after the shooting, how he eluded a massive manhunt, why a sophisticated video search of the entire city (99% of the cameras were working, but as soon as maintenance workers notified their superiors on Sunday that only the key cameras in Sunset Park were inoperable, James left Philadelphia for NYC’s subway system with that very spot, the 36th Street Station in mind) was unable to locate him if, as you wrote, he “ just wandered around the city.”

    I doubt it, Jack.

    But if you prefer explanations that rely solely on extraordinary luck and coincidence, well, that’s your right.

    (Is that really what they teach in law school?)

    Replies: @Jack D, @Alden

    Generally speaking, if the choice of explanation for something bad happening is between evil and stupid, usually stupid wins.

    • Replies: @Liberty Mike
    @Jack D

    That ratiocination sure pleases evil.

  145. @Johann Ricke
    @Jack D


    My wife needs to stay for business overnight in a hotel in NY at the end of this month and I haven’t really found much for less than $300/night. They quote maybe $200 and then they add all sorts of taxes and hokey fees like the “resort fee” for places that don’t look very resort like to me, so the actual price is $300+. I’m talking about modest hotels (in Manhattan), not the Ritz-Carlton. This is maybe double what I was paying last year.
     
    That's what's curious. Who's paying these rates and rents, if the "home" in "work from home" might be Florida? Are the world's gazillionaires and trust funders descending upon NYC in greater numbers than ever? Are oligarchs and their hangers-on from Russia and Ukraine really that big a factor in NYC real estate?

    Replies: @Jack D

    See prosa123’s explanation. At the beginning of the pandemic all the hotels were empty and the city made a decision to house all the homeless in hotels, generously paid for with your (Federal) tax dollars. A lot of these hotels have stayed that way. Last time I was in NY there was a hotel like that down the block from my hotel near Empire St. Bldg/Koreatown. Like a 2* star place (older bldg) that would have formerly catered to budget European tourists or something. All these homeless guys hanging around out front and smoking dope.

    So the inventory of hotel rooms is a lot smaller than it used to be and with demand up, supply meets demand at a higher clearing price.

    • Thanks: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @prosa123
    @Jack D

    See prosa123’s explanation. At the beginning of the pandemic all the hotels were empty and the city made a decision to house all the homeless in hotels, generously paid for with your (Federal) tax dollars. A lot of these hotels have stayed that way.

    It's easy to blame the hotel owners for letting the city house skells in their properties, but with no regular customers it often was either that, or fail.

    , @Johann Ricke
    @Jack D


    At the beginning of the pandemic all the hotels were empty and the city made a decision to house all the homeless in hotels, generously paid for with your (Federal) tax dollars. A lot of these hotels have stayed that way.
     
    The hotel explanation makes sense - not fiscal sense - but it adds up. The record-setting NYC rents remain a puzzle.
  146. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Dmon

    Thanks, Dmon! I never lived in NY City, but those still brought back memories of a different country.

    Replies: @Dmon

    Yeah. I keep wishing we could go back to that one, but the “Home” function doesn’t seem to work on these cheap Chinese ruby slippers I got for my company’s mandatory “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” Woman’s Month event. If you try clicking the heels together, they just break.
    There was also a subtle opening for Steve to segue to some of his previous writings on the likes of Botach Tactical and the general experience of buying video equipment from Men With Gold Chains, but he was understandably not at his sharpest (what with a long weekend of arguing with readers about the Ukraine war, and watching golf). Muggles had a good point that there doesn’t seem to be a working camera in the state of New York. Probably why they had to send live state troopers with notepads and pencils to write down the license numbers of New Yorkers shopping at the Ikea in Jersey to beat the NY sales tax, thus robbing the state of the revenue it desperately needs to maintain it’s surveillance equipment. The state should partner with Bezos, who has cameras that can detect a teenager smirking at a drunk Indian from space (or will have as soon as he can get ’em up there).

    • LOL: Achmed E. Newman
  147. @Jack D
    @Paul Jolliffe

    Generally speaking, if the choice of explanation for something bad happening is between evil and stupid, usually stupid wins.

    Replies: @Liberty Mike

    That ratiocination sure pleases evil.

  148. @Jack D
    @Johann Ricke

    See prosa123's explanation. At the beginning of the pandemic all the hotels were empty and the city made a decision to house all the homeless in hotels, generously paid for with your (Federal) tax dollars. A lot of these hotels have stayed that way. Last time I was in NY there was a hotel like that down the block from my hotel near Empire St. Bldg/Koreatown. Like a 2* star place (older bldg) that would have formerly catered to budget European tourists or something. All these homeless guys hanging around out front and smoking dope.

    So the inventory of hotel rooms is a lot smaller than it used to be and with demand up, supply meets demand at a higher clearing price.

    Replies: @prosa123, @Johann Ricke

    See prosa123’s explanation. At the beginning of the pandemic all the hotels were empty and the city made a decision to house all the homeless in hotels, generously paid for with your (Federal) tax dollars. A lot of these hotels have stayed that way.

    It’s easy to blame the hotel owners for letting the city house skells in their properties, but with no regular customers it often was either that, or fail.

  149. @Bozo the Clown
    @joe_mama

    Many mom & pop corner stores in America’s “dark-skinned” urban environments consist of an empty room, one wall of which has a high security bank teller style window installed within. Customers tell the guy behind the glass how many blunts or Chore Boy scouring pads they want, and he slides them through the chute (payment first, of course). The product shelves are all behind the wall.

    Replies: @Jack D

    I once wandered into a takeout restaurant like this in the ghetto of Philadelphia. I noticed that they kept a notebook by the register that was titled “Police Log” (I assume the cops told them to keep such a log). It occurred to me that this was like being in a zoo and I was on the wrong side of the glass, the side with the chimps.

  150. @Jack D
    @Johann Ricke

    See prosa123's explanation. At the beginning of the pandemic all the hotels were empty and the city made a decision to house all the homeless in hotels, generously paid for with your (Federal) tax dollars. A lot of these hotels have stayed that way. Last time I was in NY there was a hotel like that down the block from my hotel near Empire St. Bldg/Koreatown. Like a 2* star place (older bldg) that would have formerly catered to budget European tourists or something. All these homeless guys hanging around out front and smoking dope.

    So the inventory of hotel rooms is a lot smaller than it used to be and with demand up, supply meets demand at a higher clearing price.

    Replies: @prosa123, @Johann Ricke

    At the beginning of the pandemic all the hotels were empty and the city made a decision to house all the homeless in hotels, generously paid for with your (Federal) tax dollars. A lot of these hotels have stayed that way.

    The hotel explanation makes sense – not fiscal sense – but it adds up. The record-setting NYC rents remain a puzzle.

  151. @Stan Adams
    Weird stuff often happens in mid-April.

    April 12, 1861 - attack on Fort Sumter
    April 14, 1865 - Lincoln assassination
    April 14, 1912 - Titanic
    April 13, 1945 - FDR dies
    April 12, 1961 - Yuri Gagarin orbits the earth
    April 12, 1981 - first shuttle flight
    April 18, 1983 - U.S. embassy in Beirut bombed
    April 14, 1986 - U.S. attack on Libya
    April 19, 1989 - U.S.S. Iowa explosion
    April 19, 1993 - Waco
    April 19, 1995 - Oklahoma City
    April 20, 1999 - Columbine shooting
    April 19, 2005 - Pope Benedict elected
    April 16, 2007 - Virginia Tech shooting
    April 20, 2010 - Deepwater Horizon explosion
    April 15, 2013 - Boston Marathon bombing
    April 15, 2019 - Notre Dame fire

    Beware the ides of April.

    Replies: @Trinity, @Vyv, @Don't Look at Me

    Do not forget the tragic crash of the polish presidential plane in Smolensk on April 10, 2010

  152. I’ll just say there is no way for anyone reasonable to mistake someone who’s 6’0” (~1.83 m) tall for someone who is only 5’5” (~1.65 m) tall. Or someone who likely weighs close to 300 lbs (~136 kg in practice, for all earthly purposes that matter) for someone who weighs only 170 lbs (~77 kg). I’d not trust someone who makes such an error to guess correctly the race of the suspect, or the color of their vest, or really anything else.

  153. @Paul Jolliffe
    @Jack D

    Jack,

    It’s certainly possible that this man was unconnected to anyone else, but serious questions remain:

    Where did a 62 year old psycho with no steady job, a guy with 9 convictions in a number of states ( but “no serious felonies” per the NYT, whatever the hell that means), a man with no visible means of support, get the money to buy anything, let alone a stun gun? How was he able to stay solvent to rent anything? Who was paying him, and for what, exactly?

    And yes Jack, just like virtually every other high profile “lone wolf” terrorist attacker going back decades, this guy too was . .

    Known to the FBI and was on their terrorist watch list. They knew all about him “after an incident in New Mexico in 2019.”

    Great job, G-men!

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10715053/amp/Chilling-YouTube-warning-NYC-subway-shooting-person-Frank-James-attack.html

    One can only wonder where James went after the shooting, how he eluded a massive manhunt, why a sophisticated video search of the entire city (99% of the cameras were working, but as soon as maintenance workers notified their superiors on Sunday that only the key cameras in Sunset Park were inoperable, James left Philadelphia for NYC’s subway system with that very spot, the 36th Street Station in mind) was unable to locate him if, as you wrote, he “ just wandered around the city.”

    I doubt it, Jack.

    But if you prefer explanations that rely solely on extraordinary luck and coincidence, well, that’s your right.

    (Is that really what they teach in law school?)

    Replies: @Jack D, @Alden

    I watched the Fox News show about his capture. on YouTube Story said he rode the subways for 29 hours. Did anyone see the pictures of him and the 5 cops who arrested him? He’s no more 5’5 170 than I am. All the cops were White. No Asian or Hispanic short ones. He’s a little taller that 3 of the cops. A little shorter than the other 2. I’d say at least 6 ft 6’1 and 260.

    Staying in NYC. Like Timothy McVeigh not just speeding when getting away from bombing a federal building. But when stopped getting out of his car and pushing his jacket to the side so the highway patrol man could see his gun in his belt. Registered gun but no carry permit.

    Known to the FBI. So was Lee Harvey Oswald. So was John Wilkes Booth known to federal authorities.

  154. @Jack D
    @Johann Ricke

    My wife needs to stay for business overnight in a hotel in NY at the end of this month and I haven't really found much for less than $300/night. They quote maybe $200 and then they add all sorts of taxes and hokey fees like the "resort fee" for places that don't look very resort like to me, so the actual price is $300+. I'm talking about modest hotels (in Manhattan), not the Ritz-Carlton. This is maybe double what I was paying last year.

    Replies: @Johann Ricke, @prosa123, @Clyde

    My wife needs to stay for business overnight in a hotel in NY at the end of this month and I haven’t really found much for less than \$300/night. They quote maybe \$200 and then they add all sorts of taxes and hokey fees like the “resort fee”

    Find her a motor lodge out in Queens that is on the E and F trains. And lend her yr gun.

    Floral Park Motor Lodge, Queens – HotelTonight
    https://www.hoteltonight.com/hotel/floral-park-motor-lodge-in-floral-park-ny
    Don’t like the word ‘motor lodge’ dissuade you, ‘cos rooms are elegant, well-appointed and oh-so-comfy. Oh, and they throw in a deluxe complimentary breakfast spread in the am. A 7-min jaunt

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Clyde

    A 7 min jaunt to where?

    More like an hour and a half to Manhattan. The train ride from Philly on Amtrak is quicker than this. Floral Park is not just Queens but right at the eastern edge of Queens - a few hundred yards more and you're not in NYC any more.

    TBH I don't think it's dangerous - Floral Park is very white. But is is far, very far.

  155. @Clyde
    @Jack D

    My wife needs to stay for business overnight in a hotel in NY at the end of this month and I haven’t really found much for less than $300/night. They quote maybe $200 and then they add all sorts of taxes and hokey fees like the “resort fee”

    Find her a motor lodge out in Queens that is on the E and F trains. And lend her yr gun.

    Floral Park Motor Lodge, Queens - HotelTonight
    https://www.hoteltonight.com/hotel/floral-park-motor-lodge-in-floral-park-ny
    Don’t like the word ‘motor lodge’ dissuade you, ‘cos rooms are elegant, well-appointed and oh-so-comfy. Oh, and they throw in a deluxe complimentary breakfast spread in the am. A 7-min jaunt

    Replies: @Jack D

    A 7 min jaunt to where?

    More like an hour and a half to Manhattan. The train ride from Philly on Amtrak is quicker than this. Floral Park is not just Queens but right at the eastern edge of Queens – a few hundred yards more and you’re not in NYC any more.

    TBH I don’t think it’s dangerous – Floral Park is very white. But is is far, very far.

  156. Anonymous[470] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer
    @anonymous

    The rate of schizophrenia among black men is about 2 or 3 times higher than among white men, and it seems to be considerably higher than that among black immigrants and, even more weirdly, their sons. I could see how moving from your native tropical Jamaica to a cold big city in the Northeastern US could mess with your mind, but the next generation?

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @S Johnson, @anon, @Anonymous, @Anonymous

    The rate of schizophrenia among black men is about 2 or 3 times higher than among white men, and it seems to be considerably higher than that among black immigrants and, even more weirdly, their sons.

    It could be related to genetics, but I would be willing to bet it is more likely caused by heavy marijuana use.

    Anyone who has been around blacks in the city knows they are into non-stop pot smoking. I used to be of the belief that even long-term marijuana use had no side effects, but between people treating marijuana like tobacco cigarettes and the strains of extra-strong pot that are now common, it is not a view I hold anymore.

    Is there a betting pool going that this guy was a pothead? If not, could you start one? I am willing to bet that, when this guy is investigated, the authorities are going to find a lot in the way of marijuana-related items.

  157. @Liberty Mike
    @JimB

    Orenthal James Simpson was 60 when he masterminded an armed robbery.

    Replies: @JimB

    Orenthal James Simpson was 60 when he masterminded an armed robbery.

    Money lust is the only passion that persists in humans to the end of life.

  158. @Stan Adams
    Weird stuff often happens in mid-April.

    April 12, 1861 - attack on Fort Sumter
    April 14, 1865 - Lincoln assassination
    April 14, 1912 - Titanic
    April 13, 1945 - FDR dies
    April 12, 1961 - Yuri Gagarin orbits the earth
    April 12, 1981 - first shuttle flight
    April 18, 1983 - U.S. embassy in Beirut bombed
    April 14, 1986 - U.S. attack on Libya
    April 19, 1989 - U.S.S. Iowa explosion
    April 19, 1993 - Waco
    April 19, 1995 - Oklahoma City
    April 20, 1999 - Columbine shooting
    April 19, 2005 - Pope Benedict elected
    April 16, 2007 - Virginia Tech shooting
    April 20, 2010 - Deepwater Horizon explosion
    April 15, 2013 - Boston Marathon bombing
    April 15, 2019 - Notre Dame fire

    Beware the ides of April.

    Replies: @Trinity, @Vyv, @Don't Look at Me

    The Central Park jogger was raped on an April 19.

  159. @Alden
    @Jonathan Mason

    Mentally ill people can only be locked up for 72 hours if judged a danger to themselves and others.

    A few are sent to long term state and federal
    Prison systems mental hospitals AFTER they have been convicted of serious felonies such as murders. They are sent to the prison mental hospital at the sentencing hearing. After much psychiatric evidence is provided. And judge prosecutor and defense attorney agree. But ultimately the judge decides.

    You don’t live in America don’t know anything about America and make a fool of yourself whenever you write something about America.

    Your # 2 point is good. Your point about federal TSA is excellent because it’s based on your personal travel in America both international and domestic flights.

    But if a mentally ill person has not been convicted of a serious crime like murder, no way can they be held for more than 72 hours.

    Plenty of mentally ill criminals serve terms in county jails and state and federal prisons. But not because they are dangerous psychos. Because they were convicted of serious crimes.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

    It may be impossible to hold mentally ill people for more than 72 hours where you live, but that’s not the case in Florida where I lived and worked for many years.

    In Florida people who are constantly in and out of crisis stabilization units, or who cannot be stabilized in crisis stabilization units, can be sent to the state hospital for 6 months, and then that 6 months can be renewed, although it has to go before judge. Most of the judges go with the recommendations of the psychiatrist, because judges don’t want to be responsible for releasing too many people who really are dangerous and the judges are not really qualified to evaluate people for dangerousness.

    Often people who are released by the mental health courts soon end up locked up again.

    Florida also has a sexual predators unit where former prisoners are held pretty much indefinitely because they are deemed to be too dangerous to release into the community.

  160. @ScarletNumber
    This isn't a surprise, as the Post considers itself to be a New York paper, while the Times considers itself to be a national paper that happens to be based in New York.

    Replies: @International Jew, @sayless

    The Times considers itself to be Holy Writ.

  161. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Steve Sailer

    "I could see how moving from your native tropical Jamaica to a cold big city in the Northeastern US could mess with your mind, but the next generation?"

    My personal pet explanation, which is unsupported by any research and is simply a matter of observation and chess-problem logic, is that blacks (both African-Americans and immigrants) have had limited time and limited circumstances with which to adapt to modernity. And because modernity is now more or less congruent with reality (viz there's no escaping it), an inability to process modernity is congruent with an inability to process reality accurately -- a condition which closely mirrors actual schizophrenia. It helps explain why blacks believe so many preposterous things, engage in magical thinking, and take seriously ideas about the world which couldn't possibly be true.

    It took Europeans many centuries to develop modernity, and so Europeans over time became used to it and now feel at ease in it. But then they inflicted modernity on the rest of the world rather suddenly and without much warning. Some societies, like Japan, confronted modernity with a hard-headed realism and absorbed it fairly quickly; others, like China and Islam, preferred to ignore it for as long as possible, with chaotic consequences (e.g. the Boxer Rebellion was an insane Chinese version of the Native American "Ghost Dance".)

    One way or another, sudden exposure to modernity was a civilizational shock to the system for everyone not already modern. African-Americans, because of slavery and Jim Crow, had a very limited access to modernity, and so many of them have yet to adapt. (Native Africans have other reasons for not understanding modernity.) This causes a profound inability to properly perceive and process reality, which results in a mode of consciousness closely resembling schizophrenia: a scattered inability to integrate facts, put them together correctly or even recognize them, a magical mode of thinking which resembles living in a dream land, and so on.

    Even the most intelligent, highly educated blacks very frequently believe a great deal of utter nonsense. There is a disconnect between reality, their errors, their fantasies and their (many) grudges. You might call it "schizophrenia-adjacent".

    Replies: @Lysias, @Harry Baldwin, @Old Prude, @Anonymous, @Jonathan Mason

    My personal pet explanation, which is unsupported by any research and is simply a matter of observation and chess-problem logic, is that blacks (both African-Americans and immigrants) have had limited time and limited circumstances with which to adapt to modernity.

    As has everyone else.

    My grandparents were all born in the 1880s or 1890s, into a world without cars, airplanes, or computers and yet they had to adapt just the same as people of all races.

    My mother’s family had a business renting out horses and carts, but adapted by putting the first motorized bus in their part of England into service around the time my mother was born. (The vehicle was a retired World War I ambulance.)

    By the end of her life my grandmother had a driver’s license and had traveled in jets.

    I have a photo of her family taken around 1927. In those days a family that wanted a photo had to dress up in their Sunday best and go to a photo studio that had a mural of cloisters and arches, and sit down and keep very still while the pictures were taken. It was about the equivalent of getting an X-ray done today.

    But by 1960 I was taking pictures myself with a brownie box camera and black and white film, which could be developed into prints at any local pharmacy. What amazing progress within little more than 30 years.

    It seems to me that black people have adapted perfectly well to all the changes in daily life, just like white people have. Black people even get inside motor buses (and even drive them and repair them!) and have cell phones and go online.

    What has actually happened in the US over the last decades is that a relative minority of people with specialized skills in areas like law, medicine, engineering, and computer operations have become disproportionately rich compared to the vast majority of the hoi polloi of all races, and that Americans have been encouraged to be consumers to such an extent that many non wealthy people have taken consumerism to heart and decided to enrich themselves through alternative businesses, which are classified as crime.

    Alcoholism and drug addiction were certainly not inventions of blacks. Think of the Gin Craze of the eighteenth century, or of the social upheavals that led to Prohibition in the US.

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

    The Gin Craze was a period in the first half of the 18th century when the consumption of gin increased rapidly in Great Britain, especially in London. Daniel Defoe commented: “the Distillers have found out a way to hit the palate of the Poor, by their new fashion’d compound Waters called Geneva, so that the common People seem not to value the French-brandy as usual, and even not to desire it”.

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

    Prohibitionists first attempted to end the trade in alcoholic drinks during the 19th century. Led by pietistic Protestants, they aimed to heal what they saw as an ill society beset by alcohol-related problems such as alcoholism, family violence and saloon-based political corruption. Many communities introduced alcohol bans in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and enforcement of these new prohibition laws became a topic of debate. Prohibition supporters, called “drys”, presented it as a battle for public morals and health….

    In a backlash to the emerging reality of a changing American demographic, many prohibitionists subscribed to the doctrine of nativism, in which they endorsed the notion that the success of America was a result of its white Anglo-Saxon ancestry. This belief fostered resentments towards urban immigrant communities, who typically argued in favor of abolishing prohibition.

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