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Sometimes, the big media monopolies employ prudent discretion when the latest Hate YT cause célèbre sweeps social media. For example, I know it seems like ten years ago by now, but can you remember back a week or when the most hated white man in America was drill Sgt. Jonathan Pentland, who was videoed telling Deandre Williams to leave his neighborhood? It then turned out that Williams was a dangerous lunatic whose parents immediately had confined to a psychiatric facility. Well, showing an impressive nose for a story that everybody else was playing big but just didn’t smell right, the New York Times ignored the case entirely. It hasn’t mentioned anybody named “Pentland” since 2016.

The Washington Post, in contrast, is still doubling down on the Columbus Knife Girl. From the Washington Post news section:

Ma’Khia Bryant’s family remember her as loving, affectionate: ‘She didn’t even have a chance to live her life’

Bryant’s family and others are mourning the loss of the 16-year-old, killed by police this week

By Randy Ludlow,Paulina Firozi, David A. Fahrenthold and Derek Hawkins
April 22, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. PDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ma’Khia Bryant beams at her mother in a TikTok clip, then throws her arms around her neck. As Beyoncé’s “Dance for You” plays in the background, the teen lip-syncs the lyrics: “I’ma take this time to show you how much you mean to me, ‘cause you are all I need.”

It’s an intimate moment between mother and daughter, who were working hard to reunite after Bryant was placed in foster care, family members said.

“They had a close bond,” said Don Bryant, a cousin of Ma’Khia’s mother. “Ma’Khia was just an all-around good person.”

On Tuesday, 16-year-old Bryant was fatally shot by a Columbus police officer responding to a call for help at her foster home in the city’s southeast. Body camera footage released by police shows Bryant swinging what appears to be a knife at two people during an altercation outside the property before an officer arrives and fires four shots at her torso.

Knifeplay, just children’s knifeplay. She hadn’t even matured to gunplay yet.

On Thursday, family members struggled to make sense of the killing, at least the third fatal shooting by Columbus police this year.

Don Bryant said he had a hard time recognizing the teen seen in the police video lunging at others. He doesn’t “condone any violence,” he said, but called the officer’s decision to open fire disproportionate.

“There are other disengagement techniques that police could have used here,” said Bryant, who has served on the Mansfield, Ohio, city council. “I’m a supporter of police, as former city councilor. I understood their moves, their tactics, what they do. I just don’t understand what happened here.”

Ma’Khia was loving and affectionate with family, Don Bryant said. When he ran in a recent election for mayor of Mansfield, she texted periodically to see how his campaign was going.

Bryant was also a budding cosmetologist, fond of trying out different hairstyles and posting them to TikTok. Her account appeared to have been taken down Thursday, but a search of her name on the platform shows others honoring the 16-year-old by stitching videos from her account with messages calling for justice.

Two videos show her smiling and vibrant, dancing as she styles her hair. In one, she shows off her pulled-back locks topped off with a beaded headband. In another, she mouths along to Beyoncé as she pulls her curls into pigtails. She places her hand under her chin, showing off her completed look with a smile.

“She laughed a lot,” said Ila Bryant, Ma’Khia’s great-grandmother, adding that the teen did well in school. “Intellectually, she was very intelligent,” she said.

“But she didn’t even have a chance to live her life or make decisions,” Ila Bryant said. “Justice was not done.”

Officials identified the officer who fired shots as Nicholas Reardon, and said has been taken off street duty while the investigation proceeds.

The cop union’s lawyer always tells the cop to keep his mouth shut, so you never get these kind of human interest stories humanizing the policeman with heartfelt quotes from him.

… The shooting immediately ignited debate about whether deadly force was warranted. Speaking about general policy rather than the specific incident, interim police chief Michael Woods said at a news conference that police can use deadly force “when faced with someone employing deadly force.”

He also said officers are trained to shoot “the largest part of the body available to them.”

Criminologists and experts in use of force told The Washington Post that Reardon appeared to have followed police protocol.

“From a training standpoint, it’s textbook,” said James Scanlon, who spent 33 years with the Columbus Division of Police.

He said there was not enough “time nor distance nor barrier … where the officer would have time maybe to use a taser or to use a baton or to use mace.”

Bowling Green State University criminologist Philip M. Stinson said there may have been “split seconds away from the other girl in pink being seriously bodily injured or killed.”

“He had to act according to his training and in my view, preliminarily, he did so appropriately and effectively and tragically,” Stinson said.

But many in Columbus say the officer should have done more to de-escalate, and questioned whether the department needs to overhaul its training.

Nana Watson, president of the Columbus chapter of the NAACP, acknowledged that the officer who shot Bryant faced a split-second decision, but said, “I do not believe she had to die.”

“Did he have to get out of that car ready to shoot?” she said.

No, but the Girl in Pink is happy he was.

“Something else could have been done differently.” Columbus needs to upgrade de-escalation training and policies for officers, she said.

“These killings in the Black and Brown communities keep happening,” Columbus City Council member Elizabeth Brown said Thursday.

“It’s a tragedy we lost a 16-year-old child,” said Brown, a Democrat and daughter of Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). “We may not have every answer for what happened on Tuesday, but the vision we all should have is one where every person involved in that altercation is still alive.”

Brianna Baker, founder and executive director of Justice for Black Girls, said she hoped that as people remember Bryant, “we capture the fullness of her Black girlhood.” Too often, she said, “Black girls are stripped of their innocence and childhood.”

“Everything about Ma’Khia’s death and the reaction to her death shows we don’t believe Black girls and children have the ability to make mistakes,” Baker said.

“They are still worthy of protection,” she added.

Meanwhile, NPR triples down:

Columbus Activists Call For Federal Probe Of Police After Ma’Khia Bryant Shooting

April 22, 2021 10:58 PM ET
FRANK MORRIS

In Columbus, Ohio, where 16-year-old Ma’Kiah Bryant died in a police shooting this week, distrust of the police department runs deep. Protesters chant a long list of local Black people killed by officers. For many, “police protection” is something of an oxymoron; police themselves are a danger. That’s led to a major reform push that activists want to accelerate.

Hours after Bryant was killed, protests erupted in the area, with neighbors like Ira Graham III saying her death was further proof of something they’ve believed for years. It is not safe to call the police.

“I have an 18-year-old who happens to be at college now and I tell him, unfortunately, never called the cops for anything, because you call the cops and things can unfortunately end up like this,” said Graham at the neighborhood demonstration.

That sentiment isn’t unique to Columbus, but it is pervasive here, even for people like Dejuan Sharp, a 37-year-old U.S. Army veteran.

“I shouldn’t be scared of the police,” says Sharp. “I shouldn’t have to live in fear when these people pull up. I should be able to call 911 if my family needs it.”

Black people in Columbus have good reason to fear, according to activist Jasmine Ayres.

“We have one of the most violent police departments in the United States,” says Ayres.

That’s especially true for African Americans. According to the group Mapping Police Violence, Columbus police are responsible for more Black deaths in the last several years then departments in much larger cities like LA or Philadelphia, and many more than in comparable nearby cities like Cleveland and Cincinnati.

And the problems go way back. In 1998 the U.S. Justice Department investigated the Columbus police and found a raft of abuses, a pattern of excessive force, false arrests and false charges.

Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin says unrest last summer after the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis led to a fresh and powerful push to rein in the department.

“There really has been a lot of change and a lot of reform. We’ve done more in the last year in terms of police policy than we’ve done in 30 years, combined,” says Hardin.

Hardin says the city banned no-knock warrants, where police enter unannounced. It set up a registry to screen for officers involved in hate groups. Hardin’s especially proud of a new police unit, teams that include people with psychological training to respond to and de-escalate delicate situations.

If only the psychological de-escalators had been there during the dozen seconds Officer Nick “of Time” Reardon had to save the Girl in Pink’s life.

I’m sure the social workers would have dealt with Ma’Khia’s two attempted stabbings and the man kicking the girl on the ground in the head in a sensitive fashion.

Hardin also points to a ballot initiative to create a civilian review board that would provide oversight and accountability, with subpoena power.

Columbus voters approved it with almost 75% of the vote. The city takes a major step toward establishing that board Monday when it is scheduled to finalize the first slate of board members.

But Ayres says a bolder move is in order.

“We want the Department of Justice to investigate the Columbus police department,” says Ayres. “It’s clear that after a decade of disproportionately killing Black and brown people, that they’re not going to fix it.” …

 
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  1. Two videos show her smiling and vibrant

    As the body cam video showed, she was vibrant to the end.

    • Agree: fish
    • LOL: Polistra, Spud Boy, TWS
    • Replies: @Some Guy
    @Dave Pinsen

    Heh, is there a list of words used only to describe minorities and straight white men respectively?

    Urban dictionary had a good description for "vibrant" when referring to places:

    "A term used by middle class people to show that they are fascinated and not alarmed by the other. Used in reference to an area which contains people of an ethnicity different to their's. Much like exotic but can be reached by car." - https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=vibrant

    , @Buck Ransom
    @Dave Pinsen

    "When they bring a knife to a fight, we bring a gun."

    -- Barack Obama, PBUH

    , @AnotherDad
    @Dave Pinsen


    As the body cam video showed, she was vibrant to the end.
     
    Agreed. Reardon is going to be a flyover country gentile they aren't going to Chauvin.

    A lot of these minoritarians--not just the blacktivist mediocrities--but even some people with Ivy degrees in the national media aren't terrible swift about how this works.

    The way minoritarians "win" these misbehaving minority melodramas is getting in first and getting their lies established--established as truth.

    -- Trayvon! was just some kid--see here's his picture (at 12 years old) proof!--out buying skittles.
    (That there's a witness who saw Trayvon "raining down blows MMA style" and slamming the guy's head into the sidewalk who was then shot. Not reported ... so didn't happen.)

    -- The gentle giant--unarmed!--had his hands up and said "don't shoot".
    (There was the little glitch of the convenience store misunderstanding. But the fact that confronted he tried to take away Darren Wilson's gun and in the struggle shot him and was chasing Wilson--not the other way around--when shot. Not reported ... so didn't happen.)

    -- Saint George was "killed" by the evil white supremacist Nazi Chauvin--video proof!
    (Long video showing drugs, freakout, resisting arrest... hush. Autopsy showing no trauma, no suffocation but a heart attack and his system full of drugs. Not reported ... so didn't happen.)


    The problem here. The Columbus PD put the video out there right away. It's in all the stories.

    Video is powerful. It goes right through our bullshit filter. We "saw it with our own eyes". As i've noted before Hollyweird's Jews have done more to propagandize minoritarian lies than anyone else. We are a people with colonized brains--constantly seeing narratives that are not are own, in fact that insult us and are not reality, but lies.

    And the problem here: While blacktivists just see "white shoots black! white shoots black!" most white normies, and especially nice white ladies see a crazy, screeching, knife-wielding black cow about to stab pink girl. Who do nice white ladies identify with ... the pink girl. She's in pink! Not some screaming, screeching, knife stabbing obese blob.

    No this one does not look good for the "those racist flyover country white gentiles are oppressing noble oppressed minorities" narrative. What watching the video actually does is convey the disorder, confusion and violence facing cops trying police blacks. It may lead some to think, "man what a mess, maybe white cops shouldn't even try wading into that crap" ... but that leads to thoughts of "separation" which the minoritarians really don't want sprouting.

    No this one is a loser for the narrative. Some clueless blacks will yap for a week or two. But unless they've got video of Reardon down at the pub singing the Horst Wessel Lied, this one's going into hopper.

    Next.
    , @Prof. Woland
    @Dave Pinsen

    Tucker Carlson or some other news show should post the daily and annual killed and wounded rates similarly to how the news networks posted the body count during the Vietnam War. Just a 10 second metric at the end showing the absolute numbers as well as the breakdown by race including the interracial murder rates and the numbers killed by police. Throw in AR-15s, pistols, and knives and it would be revolutionary.

  2. Anonymous[360] • Disclaimer says:

    https://fox8.com/news/teacher-describes-teen-shot-by-columbus-police-as-a-girl-with-a-bright-future/

    Independence High School business education teacher Austin Owens said Ma’Khia emailed him about her 5-year plan the same day she was shot.

    “The language she used in her five-year plan was somebody who desperately wanted better for her life,” he said to WCMH.

    “And she wanted to make her parent proud. She wanted to be a productive citizen. I’m not paraphrasing – these are her exact words.”

    “She was going to run the world and she wasn’t going to be ostentatious about it,” Owens said. “She was going to do it.”

    • Replies: @Lurker
    @Anonymous


    “She was going to run the world and she wasn’t going to be ostentatious about it,” Owens said. “She was going to do it.”
     
    Just had to get the stabbing backlog cleared and she was good to go.
    , @pyrrhus
    @Anonymous

    Stabbing can be an act of love!

    , @Anon
    @Anonymous

    I guess people who throw temper tantrums tend to come across like someone who wants to run the world. That doesn't mean the world is going to put up with their obnoxious behavior.

    , @Jack D
    @Anonymous


    And she wanted to make her parent proud.
     
    I guess virgin birth is a thing in the black community.

    Replies: @res

    , @Mr. Anon
    @Anonymous


    “She was going to run the world and she wasn’t going to be ostentatious about it,” Owens said. “She was going to do it.”
     
    What does that even mean? She planned to join the Illuminati and run the World from behind the scenes? How is this or any other teenager going to "run the World". Do High School teachers now routinely indulge their students in grandiose delusions? Everyone is above average now and yet - it's strange - the World still doesn't resemble Lake Woebegone.

    Replies: @Redman

    , @ben tillman
    @Anonymous


    “The language she used in her five-year plan was somebody who desperately wanted better for her life,” he said to WCMH.

    “And she wanted to make her parent proud. She wanted to be a productive citizen. I’m not paraphrasing – these are her exact words.”
     
    She referred to herself as "her" and to her mom as "her parent"? I find that hard to believe, Teacher.
    , @Tex
    @Anonymous


    “She was going to run the world and she wasn’t going to be ostentatious about it,” Owens said. “She was going to do it.”
     
    If you can stab people with impunity, you pretty much rule the part of the world that's in reach of your blade. Nonetheless, impunity is the key issue.
    , @Jon
    @Anonymous


    And she wanted to make her parent proud.
     
    Yes, like most kids, she wanted to make her parent proud. Just the one. We all just have one right?
  3. There are too many jokes about being overweight lurking in this write up/send off.

    Did anyone make a Uighur knife joke yet?

    Gallows humor is all that’s left before the darkness, the sadness and the regrets.

    • Replies: @hanoiparishilton
    @Polemos

    Can't tell if Polemos knew about the knifing to death of eight or ten uninvolved Chinese bystanders several years ago in front of the main Kunming (Yunnan Province, PRC) by Uighur righteous avengers, Jihadi crazies, whatever. Up 'til then the Chinese hadn't gone too far over the top oppressing their Uighurs. But they sure did thereafter.

    , @War for Blair Mountain
    @Polemos

    Best comment so far.....The collapse of Civilization in America is surely coming right around the corner...too many years watching NFL football....too many years of Fantasy Football Fantasy...and the malignant tumor of the the 1960’s Sex-drugs-rock-and-roll culture....Woodstock 1969 was a rancid toilet bowl.....It would have been much better if baby boomer women converted to Islam and started wearing the hijab......Even a Taliban Euro-America would have been a vast improvement...

    , @JimDandy
    @Polemos

    I just find it really sad that everyone is missing the bigger outrage which is the fact that all of this happened in a place which is still officially named Columbus.

    , @The King is a Fink
    @Polemos


    Gallows humor is all that’s left before the darkness, the sadness and the regrets.
     
    You should be a poet.
  4. Is it that the Race Hustlers have lately doubled down harder and harder on spinning obviously clean police shootings into tales of woeful undeserved violence rained down on Innocent Black Bodies that Didn’t Do Nothin’? Or have they always employed this level of spin and duplicity — only now, the ubiquity of bodycams and doorbell cams has made it possible to expose these absurdities in real time, while in the past we might have believed the so-called “eyewitnesses” and not realized we were being lied to so grossly?

    Put another way: have the crazies gotten crazier, or have the crazies stayed the same level of crazy, only the normies now have quicker access to more reliable evidence than was the case in the past so they more quickly realize that the crazies are crazy?

    If I had to bet $1, I’d put it on the latter hypothesis. I’m an optimist. What seems like nauseating increases in the evil cupidity of our ruling classes — a pessimistic trend — is actually increasing appreciation by rank-and-file citizens of the level of rot which has generally been there for a long time. We’ve just developed better tools to detect it and inform each other if it. This gives me hope that we can clean it out in due course.

    After all, crime and urban chaos are growing again, but if you look back 50 years you’ll see that we’ve seen this movie before and know how to turn this corner when the time comes.

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @Ben Kurtz


    After all, crime and urban chaos are growing again, but if you look back 50 years you’ll see that we’ve seen this movie before and know how to turn this corner when the time comes.
     
    Just one big problem: We're now no longer the nation we were 50 years ago.

    We're hardly even recognizable anymore. And all that goes with that.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Prester John

    , @Whiskey
    @Ben Kurtz

    This is a sequel. Different cast. And audience.

    Looks like the city council is at war with the cops. So too Biden's Justice department.

    Hmmm .... War with the cops. How will that turn out? Cops can't make things hot for people in their own turf.

    And what's the plan for all the fired White cops? Have them work Starbucks while blacks scream at them?

    Replies: @Dieter Kief

    , @slumber_j
    @Ben Kurtz


    Is it that the Race Hustlers have lately doubled down harder and harder on spinning obviously clean police shootings into tales of woeful undeserved violence rained down on Innocent Black Bodies that Didn’t Do Nothin’? Or have they always employed this level of spin and duplicity
     
    It's gotten way worse and is amplified by the weird social-media echo chamber, but they've always done it. Tom Wolfe portrays the process in Bonfire of the Vanities--complete with the whole "honor roll" thing.
    , @Anonymous
    @Ben Kurtz


    Is it that the Race Hustlers have lately doubled down harder and harder on spinning obviously clean police shootings into tales of woeful undeserved violence rained down on Innocent Black Bodies that Didn’t Do Nothin’? Or have they always employed this level of spin and duplicity
     
    If Bonfire Of The Vanities is to be believed, nothing has changed since the 1980s.
    , @DanHessinMD
    @Ben Kurtz

    "After all, crime and urban chaos are growing again, but if you look back 50 years you’ll see that we’ve seen this movie before and know how to turn this corner when the time comes."

    Joe Biden actually help us turn the corner last time. He actually drafted the Senate version of 1994 Crime Bill that led to dramatic crime reduction.

    2021 Joe, changed by dotage and wokeness, actually pours gasoline on the fire.

    To quote Jack Posobiec:
    Get out of the cities.

  5. I can’t even imagine what the comments here would be if Bezos were Jewish. Here is a true Master of the Universe who has turned a formerly liberal, but respectable paper into a civilization-wrecking monstrosity.

    I also can’t help but conclude that Donald Trump has empowered the bad guys way more than the good guys. America is far worse now than even in 2016. Our children and grandchildren will suffer because of his lack of discipline.

    • Agree: Ian Smith
    • Replies: @joe_mama
    @Morris Applebaum IV

    We were already on that trajectory prior to Trump. 2016 was far worse than 2012. BLM and World War T didn't even really exist. By 2016 they were practically in full bloom.

    Things are accelerating even faster now though, practically exponential at this point.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    , @tertius
    @Morris Applebaum IV

    "I can’t even imagine what the comments here would be if Bezos were Jewish. Here is a true Master of the Universe who has turned a formerly liberal, but respectable paper into a civilization-wrecking monstrosity."

    And will the real Marty Baron please stand up? Was he the crusader against evil and corruption as portrayed in " Spotlight"? Or the Den Mother to the stable of Red Guards hacking away at the WaPo for the last 5 years?

    , @Harry Baldwin
    @Morris Applebaum IV

    Don’t assign the blame for the escalating craziness to Trump . He was trying to stop it as best he could against a powerful and United opposition that included most members of his own party. His election threw the Left into overdrive. It’s now doing everything it can to ensure that never again can someone outside the uniparty be allowed to be elected. Granted, Trump’s accomplishments can be outdone, but he has exposed these people and forced them to reveal their true agenda, and for that he deserves thanks . Don’t blame him for the craziness of the Left. It’s their nature.

    Replies: @AndrewR

    , @Rooster11
    @Morris Applebaum IV

    How dare Trump stand up to the liberals! We’d be much better off with no one saying anything and having them just steamroll us quietly! Never ever fight back against a bully, just let them keep taking your lunch money; lest you make them mad.

    /S

  6. family members struggled to make sense of the killing

    Just don’t make sense, do it. Steve, will you let TD out of his cage so he can ‘splain it to us all?

    Don Bryant said he had a hard time recognizing the teen seen in the police video lunging at others.

    Soon as someone smells a mega-millions judgment from the City, objects in the video will suddenly come into sharp focus.

    • Replies: @SMK
    @Polistra

    Who is TD and what will he "splain"?

  7. @Ben Kurtz
    Is it that the Race Hustlers have lately doubled down harder and harder on spinning obviously clean police shootings into tales of woeful undeserved violence rained down on Innocent Black Bodies that Didn't Do Nothin'? Or have they always employed this level of spin and duplicity -- only now, the ubiquity of bodycams and doorbell cams has made it possible to expose these absurdities in real time, while in the past we might have believed the so-called "eyewitnesses" and not realized we were being lied to so grossly?

    Put another way: have the crazies gotten crazier, or have the crazies stayed the same level of crazy, only the normies now have quicker access to more reliable evidence than was the case in the past so they more quickly realize that the crazies are crazy?

    If I had to bet $1, I'd put it on the latter hypothesis. I'm an optimist. What seems like nauseating increases in the evil cupidity of our ruling classes -- a pessimistic trend -- is actually increasing appreciation by rank-and-file citizens of the level of rot which has generally been there for a long time. We've just developed better tools to detect it and inform each other if it. This gives me hope that we can clean it out in due course.

    After all, crime and urban chaos are growing again, but if you look back 50 years you'll see that we've seen this movie before and know how to turn this corner when the time comes.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Whiskey, @slumber_j, @Anonymous, @DanHessinMD

    After all, crime and urban chaos are growing again, but if you look back 50 years you’ll see that we’ve seen this movie before and know how to turn this corner when the time comes.

    Just one big problem: We’re now no longer the nation we were 50 years ago.

    We’re hardly even recognizable anymore. And all that goes with that.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Polistra


    Just one big problem: We’re now no longer the nation we were 50 years ago.

    We’re hardly even recognizable anymore. And all that goes with that.
     

    A problem with your pessimistic analysis: there may be fewer Whites, but there are a lot more Asians and Hispanics. These replacement populations tend to be a lot less violent than DOAS.
    , @Prester John
    @Polistra

    I'm not sure that I would call this thing of ours a nation, unless one believes in the concept of a "propositional nation" (a bit of a contradiction in terms). If the latter, well, it was a nice try but even John Adams, ever the realist, speculated that it might n0t last.

  8. Anonymous[360] • Disclaimer says:

    • Replies: @Jack Armstrong
    @Anonymous

    French hysteria over so-called knife violence …


    French police station stabbing: Terror inquiry into Rambouillet knife attack A female police employee has been fatally stabbed in a knife attack at a police station in Rambouillet, south-west of Paris.

    Anti-terror prosecutors have taken over the inquiry, and the killing is being treated as a possible terrorist attack.

    The 48-year-old unarmed administrative officer was stabbed in the neck.

    The 36-year-old attacker, who reportedly came to France from Tunisia several years ago,
     

    beaucoup racism here…

    was shot and later died in hospital.

    The stabbing took place in the secure entrance to the police station on Friday afternoon as the worker was returning from her break at 14:20 (12:20 GMT).

    Witnesses said the man had been seen walking around while on his mobile phone outside the police station and seized his chance to go in as the woman went through the security doors. He lunged at the officer and her colleagues then opened fire on him. Prosecutors said the way the attack had unfolded, as well as remarks made by the attacker and who the victim was had persuaded them to launch an anti-terror investigation.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-56862436
     

  9. Hardin also points to a ballot initiative to create a civilian review board that would provide oversight and accountability, with subpoena power.

    Should work out about the same as bodycams did. After a couple of years, Hardin & friends will not like it, and will want some other thing instead.

    • Agree: Redneck farmer
    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
    @anon

    The civilian review board will morph into a Star Chamber for police emasculation!

    , @Tex
    @anon


    Should work out about the same as bodycams did. After a couple of years, Hardin & friends will not like it, and will want some other thing instead.
     
    Part of the drill is getting rid of Internal Affairs units. While IA units are often criticized for being too favorable towards the police (which they are a part of after all), they also understand the situations that cops routinely work in. Getting rid of IA opens the way to replace them with review boards of hand-picked leftist activists.
  10. Ace of Spades had a good comment. If it’s natural for blacks to be knifing each other all the time, that goes a long way to explaining cop black interaction, because whites sure don’t have knife fighting as a hobby. Except in movies.

    No wonder cops have to arrest all those blacks!

    Glenn Beck had it right. The cops need to go on strike. Show them what lack of policing really means. If they don’t there will be no jobs to go back to.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
    @Deadite

    I've heard that police academies are having a very difficult time recruiting people, and I've been saying the same thing -- that the police should go on a nationwide strike. Maybe it shouldn't be limited to just the police, either. Other professions should strike in solidarity with the police; e.g., EMTs and fire rescue. After all -- aren't they often shot at when coming to rescue people from flooding, fire, etc.?

    Replies: @midtown

    , @Hibernian
    @Deadite


    ...because whites sure don’t have knife fighting as a hobby. Except in movies.
     
    The famous scene in the Untouchables was not without some basis in reality.

    Replies: @Deadite

    , @Bannon
    @Deadite


    Glenn Beck had it right. The cops need to go on strike. Show them what lack of policing really means. If they don’t there will be no jobs to go back to.
     
    From one of my favorite movies, near the end of Asphalt Jungle (1950). A John Huston classic. Watch it, how prophetic it was about these days of anti-law enforcement.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2fHtpp_umI

    Replies: @Deadite

    , @AceDeuce
    @Deadite

    Blacks are all like this. This is how they act--and when they do bad and it blows up in their faces, they are genuinely upset. "I wanted to cut dat bitch-why you don' let me?" "Why I should get in trouble? It over with" They make no connection as to cause and effect.

    As I say, the most "black" thing about OJ wasn't his near date rape of Nicole on their first date (while he was still married to his first wife) It wasn't the unrepentant cheating and beatings. It wasn't her murder, or his doing whatever he could to get away with it.

    It was, after he got away with it although guilty as hell, he was actually hurt and offended that he couldn't go back to his previous life before the murder, and that he wasn't welcome at his old country club to play golf. What was the problem? She needed killing. I did it...now, let's move on.

    The Southerners of 100 years ago knew these people and what they were like. They didn't do what they did and think about these people they way they did by random. They already had judged them by the content of their characters--and their character sucks, so they took steps accordingly. And it worked. I just wish they did mass repatriation when it would have been a lot easier.

    They knew the consequences of letting them act freely according to their nature, but I don't think they even considered that anyone would be so insane as to elevate these people as our de facto masters.

    Replies: @Deadite

  11. The second video shows her shoving the officer out of the way.

    This was one crazed sensitive soul.

    She either had no idea a cop was there or it was a suicide by cop moment. She was sensitive, trying to get that money for her family!

    Glenn Beck had it right. The cops need to go on strike. Show them what lack of policing really means.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @Deadite

    It will be a cold day in hell when pigs give up their paychecks even for a week.

    This case is honestly the most blackpilling one I've seen. Or at least the reaction is blackpilling. I enjoy the video itself a great deal.

    Every single person criticizing what the cop did in any way is saying "I wish the girl in pink were dead of stab wounds."

    BLM is absolutely demonic.

    , @YackDaRipper
    @Deadite

    Not just the cops. Should White people en masse go on strike for a week, this BS would end.

    Replies: @Morris Applebaum IV, @Sir Launcelot Canning

  12. It appears that this Officers saving grace will be that he has lived the essence of a Rosa Parks lifestyle. Good upbringing, respected family and well liked by his peers and community. So the solution is to be nearly perfect….unless you are the criminal. Amazing that the media has even attempted to discredit him by using his military service against him. Support the Troops?

    • Agree: ben tillman
  13. MSM (once they recover from reality): Systemic racism killed Ma’Killa Bryant

    Me: (yawn)

  14. Anonymous[174] • Disclaimer says:

    Bring back sundown towns.

    Or better yet, communes. The future is corporate structured communes, where residency is bought with shares. Totally fenced, private roads.

    Back at the beginning of the civil rights movement, Blacks agreed that there were many savage criminals in their community. But we’re not all like that. Give us a chance.

    Well now, their official representatives defend every rapist and murderer darker than a Starbucks frappuccino. So I guess they are all like that. No thank you. Separation now.

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @Anonymous


    The future is corporate structured communes, where residency is bought with shares. Totally fenced, private roads.
     
    The future sounds very much like a pipe dream, I'm sorry to say. Soon as a community even begins to resemble what you've described, the MSM and BLM and ADL and SPLC and on and on will be assaulting your fence and that fence won't last long. Even before it's broached, molotov cocktails will be launched over it, to the cheers of the useless throng. You'll be doxxed via your license plates on your way of out the gate going to work in the morning. Projectiles will smash your windshield. They'll follow your wife to the grocery store, only she won't quite make it. You'll be famous before you know it.

    All that being said, it's still true that Park Avenue co-ops and Scarsdale manses (not to mention Atherton and Montecito) remained completely unscathed throughout FloydFest. But what about next time? Is the solution to live and work a hundred miles away from so-called civilization? With a helipad for medevacs?

    You'd still have to keep it secret, which will be impossible. Otherwise Amazon and FedEx won't be delivering anything up in there.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Bill

    , @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco
    @Anonymous

    Whites who seek to live away from Blacks can move to Maine , which is just 1% Black and 95% white

    Maine is currently the optimum location for a future white nation. The cold winters keeps away Blacks. They have plenty of land and a large coast with ports and border only one state, New Hampshire (95% white)

    With a current population of 1.3 million, the politics of the state could be changed quickly if 100,000 white nationalists moved into the state. In 2016 Trump lost by 23,00o votes and the libertarian candidate obtained 38,100 votes.

    If a White homeland is desired , It could be achieved quickly in Maine. Are there 500,000 white nationalists in America ? Would 10% be willing to move to Maine ?

    Replies: @Morton's toes, @James Speaks

  15. So police should stop responding to altercations that only involve black people.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @Colin Wright

    I can imagine some savvy white cop in the future: "Oh, I'm sorry, I thought you said the fight was on Emmett Till Street. It's so confusing, what with Emmett Till Avenue, Emmett Till Boulevard and everything. What, somebody is dead already? Oh, that's too bad..."

    Replies: @Jack D

  16. @Ben Kurtz
    Is it that the Race Hustlers have lately doubled down harder and harder on spinning obviously clean police shootings into tales of woeful undeserved violence rained down on Innocent Black Bodies that Didn't Do Nothin'? Or have they always employed this level of spin and duplicity -- only now, the ubiquity of bodycams and doorbell cams has made it possible to expose these absurdities in real time, while in the past we might have believed the so-called "eyewitnesses" and not realized we were being lied to so grossly?

    Put another way: have the crazies gotten crazier, or have the crazies stayed the same level of crazy, only the normies now have quicker access to more reliable evidence than was the case in the past so they more quickly realize that the crazies are crazy?

    If I had to bet $1, I'd put it on the latter hypothesis. I'm an optimist. What seems like nauseating increases in the evil cupidity of our ruling classes -- a pessimistic trend -- is actually increasing appreciation by rank-and-file citizens of the level of rot which has generally been there for a long time. We've just developed better tools to detect it and inform each other if it. This gives me hope that we can clean it out in due course.

    After all, crime and urban chaos are growing again, but if you look back 50 years you'll see that we've seen this movie before and know how to turn this corner when the time comes.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Whiskey, @slumber_j, @Anonymous, @DanHessinMD

    This is a sequel. Different cast. And audience.

    Looks like the city council is at war with the cops. So too Biden’s Justice department.

    Hmmm …. War with the cops. How will that turn out? Cops can’t make things hot for people in their own turf.

    And what’s the plan for all the fired White cops? Have them work Starbucks while blacks scream at them?

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
    @Whiskey


    And what’s the plan for all the fired White cops? Have them work Starbucks while blacks scream at them?
     
    They'll work in security - the demand will surely rise.
  17. Anonymous[314] • Disclaimer says:

    The cop union’s lawyer always tells the cop to keep his mouth shut, so you never get these kind of human interest stories humanizing the policeman with heartfelt quotes from him.

    Chauvin’s lawyer probably made a big mistake in not allowing Chauvin to speak to the press and to testify. The least he could have done was have Chauvin remove his mask during proceedings.

  18. Anon[328] • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    The New York Times writes about the tragic effects of recent political polarization on young women: They’ve decided they aren’t interested in the rough-and-tumble world of politics and leadership, but would rather be more … female and womanly, like doing personal mentoring, teaching, becoming a veterinarian, writing novels, and staying out of politics (because white women should recede into the background).

    When Sarah Hamilton was in high school, Hillary Clinton was running for president, and it made a big impression. Her candidacy made Ms. Hamilton want to become a leader someday too, she said, and maybe even run for office.

    Four years later, Ms. Hamilton, 21, is no longer interested in leadership. Even though it felt exciting to see Kamala Harris become vice president, she said, the sexism she thought that Ms. Harris and the other female candidates faced was too much. Ms. Hamilton, a graphic designer in San Francisco, would rather help people in a more personal way, like mentoring.

    (By the way, the article gives the impression that women can never win political office in the U.S. I had to check Wikipedia to be sure: Yes, women have the vote and constitute half the population of the U.S.)

    “Just seeing how underrepresented women were, especially Black women, was crazy to me,” she said. “It did not motivate me to want to become a senator or anything like that, but it motivated me to want to be well educated in it, and to be able to educate others.

    Some were grappling with race in other ways. Jessica Griepenburg, 19, has spent the pandemic working as a nanny and writing a novel, on a year off from Mills College. She said her longstanding skepticism of government grew as she watched recent events, attended protests and learned new perspectives at college. “It’s a lot easier for me to get my voice heard as a white woman, and I don’t think we need more of that,” she said.

    Jordan Barrett, 19, was a Trump supporter in 2016, like her family and most of her hometown, Moro, Ore. She’s still there, attending college remotely, raising goats and studying animal science.

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/04/21/upshot/high-school-girls-politics.html

    • Thanks: notsaying
    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Anon

    ThreeTwoEight, hmmm, I guess young Ms. Hamilton, in the article, never heard of pelosi, klobuchar,warren, gillibrand, ocasio-cortes, watters, lee, fudge, whitner, collins, talib and on and on. She needs to get out more.

  19. @Anonymous
    Bring back sundown towns.

    Or better yet, communes. The future is corporate structured communes, where residency is bought with shares. Totally fenced, private roads.

    Back at the beginning of the civil rights movement, Blacks agreed that there were many savage criminals in their community. But we're not all like that. Give us a chance.

    Well now, their official representatives defend every rapist and murderer darker than a Starbucks frappuccino. So I guess they are all like that. No thank you. Separation now.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco

    The future is corporate structured communes, where residency is bought with shares. Totally fenced, private roads.

    The future sounds very much like a pipe dream, I’m sorry to say. Soon as a community even begins to resemble what you’ve described, the MSM and BLM and ADL and SPLC and on and on will be assaulting your fence and that fence won’t last long. Even before it’s broached, molotov cocktails will be launched over it, to the cheers of the useless throng. You’ll be doxxed via your license plates on your way of out the gate going to work in the morning. Projectiles will smash your windshield. They’ll follow your wife to the grocery store, only she won’t quite make it. You’ll be famous before you know it.

    All that being said, it’s still true that Park Avenue co-ops and Scarsdale manses (not to mention Atherton and Montecito) remained completely unscathed throughout FloydFest. But what about next time? Is the solution to live and work a hundred miles away from so-called civilization? With a helipad for medevacs?

    You’d still have to keep it secret, which will be impossible. Otherwise Amazon and FedEx won’t be delivering anything up in there.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Polistra


    The future sounds very much like a pipe dream, I’m sorry to say. Soon as a community even begins to resemble what you’ve described, the MSM and BLM and ADL and SPLC and on and on will be assaulting your fence and that fence won’t last long.
     
    Not if you are the right kind of people. Only if you are a middle or lower-class white fly-over deplorable.

    Replies: @Supply and Demand, @ben tillman

    , @Bill
    @Polistra

    Gated communities are like this. Apartment buildings with security and controlled access are like this. It would be surprising if those things get less prevalent going forward.

    How are our masters going to make those things illegal for most of us without making them illegal for themselves? Is the idea that it will be like discretionary issue gun permits? There will be discretionary issue security permits and, by coincidence, only the great and the good will get them?

  20. Curious. Officer Reardon is a crack shot, a MISSION IMPOSSIBLE come-to-life weapons master. Curiouser. He comes from a multi-generational police & military family with extensive ties of experience and comradeship in both organizations. Curiouser. All these cohorts, legions even, of deadly white men with guns, epitomized by Officer Reardon’s own father, will nevertheless meekly direct their deadly bright weapons in young Officer Reardon’s direction until he meekly lays down his own weapon, all his John Woo-level gun-fu training for absolutely naught, and be led to the slaughter (destruction of his career and livelihood? imprisonment? given up to murderous animals while incarcerated?) at the behest of a hateful, braying mob who hate him for nothing more than the color of his skin. A braying mob at whose front- eyes wild, white teeth bared in animalistic fury- are the supposedly pinnacle specimens of our “successful” multicultural experiment like Valerie Jarret. All this hate abetted and allowed to run free by twisted specimens of white manhood like Bezos and Gates who in a more honest age would have been exposed at birth for their incontrovertible monstrosity. The twisted white men at the top, the braying mob at he bottom, and all the disgusting layers of establishment putrescence in between- black media talking heads, fat lesbian college administrators, woke Big Tech middle managers, earnest grind Asian cub reporters, OWN all those deadly white men with guns. And so Reardon Sr. will talk his son off that ledge, tell him to put down that gun oh so recently wielded with Apollonian-like skill and righteousness. “C’mon son, take my hand. I’ll show you the way to Calvary. I’ve still got a pension I’m collecting and I can’t get behind on those boat payments”. The parable of our age. So so curious.

    • Replies: @Old Prude
    @Abe

    Well done, sir.

    , @Lucius Somesuch
    @Abe

    I like the way you think.

    , @Morton's toes
    @Abe


    All this hate abetted and allowed to run free by twisted specimens of white manhood like Bezos and Gates who in a more honest age would have been exposed at birth for their incontrovertible monstrosity.
     
    That would be a good aggro interview question for Gates. Did you ever consider that if you had been born in ancient Greece the midwives would have decided the wise move here is to expose this weakling on a rock outcrop?

    (but if you asked Bezos that he might kick your butt)

    , @Mr smith
    @Abe

    That was deep

  21. “Bryant was also a budding cosmetologist, fond of trying out different hairstyles and posting them to TikTok. ”

    Like others I am struggling to make sense of this tragedy. Could it be that this budding Vidal Sassoon was merely attempting to carry out an improvised, emergency haircut?

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    @al gore rhythms


    “Bryant was also a budding cosmetologist, fond of trying out different hairstyles and posting them to TikTok. ”
     
    It appears that she was also a budding general surgeon.
    , @Cortes
    @al gore rhythms

    Liposuction for Honor Roll Students?

    “Make way! I’m a cosmetologist!”

    , @Dissident799
    @al gore rhythms

    “Bryant was also a budding cosmetologist, fond of trying out different hairstyles and posting them to TikTok. ”

    "Budding cosmetologist" is the female version of "aspiring rapper."

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @al gore rhythms

    al, Pay attention. it is an attempt to weave (pun intented) black women's hair into the story. The cop probably wanted to touch her hair.

  22. @Anonymous
    https://fox8.com/news/teacher-describes-teen-shot-by-columbus-police-as-a-girl-with-a-bright-future/

    Independence High School business education teacher Austin Owens said Ma’Khia emailed him about her 5-year plan the same day she was shot.

    “The language she used in her five-year plan was somebody who desperately wanted better for her life,” he said to WCMH.

    “And she wanted to make her parent proud. She wanted to be a productive citizen. I’m not paraphrasing – these are her exact words.”

    “She was going to run the world and she wasn’t going to be ostentatious about it,” Owens said. “She was going to do it.”
     

    Replies: @Lurker, @pyrrhus, @Anon, @Jack D, @Mr. Anon, @ben tillman, @Tex, @Jon

    “She was going to run the world and she wasn’t going to be ostentatious about it,” Owens said. “She was going to do it.”

    Just had to get the stabbing backlog cleared and she was good to go.

  23. e says:

    Don’t you just love all these magical things the officer could have done?

    When politics are involved they suddenly believe there should be Magic White Cops who can vaporize the steel of a knife with their x-ray vision, who can leap with the speed of a cheetah to prevent slashing and stabbing.

    They know very well the officer did the only thing he could do to save the life of the unarmed girl, but they just can’t waste a chance at to foment further chaos and division.

    I love how some of them seem so proud to have added a new word to their vocabulary: de-escalate as in “Why didn’t the cop try to de-escalate the situation?” LOL. Oh, yes, there was so much time for that. Tawanda was so crazed I doubt she ever recognized a cop was there. She sure was ready for de-escalation, wasn’t she?

    • Replies: @SWVirginian
    @e

    'They know very well the officer did the only thing he could do to save the life of the unarmed girl, but they just can’t waste a chance at to foment further chaos and division.'

    And if he hadn't shot the knife-wielding teenager and she had seriously injured or killed the girl in pink and maybe the other girl as well, don't you know that the story would have been "Why did he let the obviously violent teen kill 2 people? Why didn't this marksman shoot?"

    He couldn't have won either way.

    Replies: @Sean

  24. It’s an intimate moment between mother and daughter, who were working hard to reunite after Bryant was placed in foster care, family members said.

    Yeah, so………….um………………….what’s up with that? Why was she in foster care? Did her Mom perhaps kick her out of the house because she (the Mom) was afraid of her? I don’t know, but I suspect there is a pertinant story there.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @Mr. Anon

    It's possible she was an farmed out to some nice white liberal family because her parents couldn't handle her. or because they had higher priorities than child-raising. God help the foster family if they try to get a cut from the ghetto lottery jackpot that's coming up.

    , @Anon
    @Mr. Anon

    For those who are unaware, one of the foster parents the aspiring stabber was placed with is actually the gentleman seen kicking the other teenage girl in the head after the beefalo shoved her down.

    I know we aren't even close to maximum clownworld, but woo boy are we getting a show along the way...

  25. Wapo’s dozens of fragile black employees are making the paper tread lightly. Otherwise they will break their baby bottles and scream “Racism”.

  26. @Polistra
    @Anonymous


    The future is corporate structured communes, where residency is bought with shares. Totally fenced, private roads.
     
    The future sounds very much like a pipe dream, I'm sorry to say. Soon as a community even begins to resemble what you've described, the MSM and BLM and ADL and SPLC and on and on will be assaulting your fence and that fence won't last long. Even before it's broached, molotov cocktails will be launched over it, to the cheers of the useless throng. You'll be doxxed via your license plates on your way of out the gate going to work in the morning. Projectiles will smash your windshield. They'll follow your wife to the grocery store, only she won't quite make it. You'll be famous before you know it.

    All that being said, it's still true that Park Avenue co-ops and Scarsdale manses (not to mention Atherton and Montecito) remained completely unscathed throughout FloydFest. But what about next time? Is the solution to live and work a hundred miles away from so-called civilization? With a helipad for medevacs?

    You'd still have to keep it secret, which will be impossible. Otherwise Amazon and FedEx won't be delivering anything up in there.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Bill

    The future sounds very much like a pipe dream, I’m sorry to say. Soon as a community even begins to resemble what you’ve described, the MSM and BLM and ADL and SPLC and on and on will be assaulting your fence and that fence won’t last long.

    Not if you are the right kind of people. Only if you are a middle or lower-class white fly-over deplorable.

    • Agree: Supply and Demand
    • Replies: @Supply and Demand
    @Mr. Anon

    Those people deserve it.

    , @ben tillman
    @Mr. Anon


    Not if you are the right kind of people. Only if you are a middle or lower-class white fly-over deplorable.
     
    Like the McCloskeys in St. Louis?

    Replies: @Hibernian

  27. This is the “men can get pregnant” of police shooting campaigns, the “‘All Lives Matter’ is racist” of police shooting campaigns, the “testosterone doesn’t confer any sort of sporting advantage” of police shooting campaigns….that is, a campaign so obnoxiously ridiculous, so obviously made in bad faith, that it’s only purpose is to demoralise conservatives as part of a massive offensive in the culture war.

    If someone can be made to entertain the idea that this shooting – which saved a person’s life with literally microseconds to spare- was in anyway “unjustified”, then they have truly won a victory over themselves.

    • Agree: Harry Baldwin
  28. @al gore rhythms
    "Bryant was also a budding cosmetologist, fond of trying out different hairstyles and posting them to TikTok. "

    Like others I am struggling to make sense of this tragedy. Could it be that this budding Vidal Sassoon was merely attempting to carry out an improvised, emergency haircut?

    Replies: @PiltdownMan, @Cortes, @Dissident799, @Buffalo Joe

    “Bryant was also a budding cosmetologist, fond of trying out different hairstyles and posting them to TikTok. ”

    It appears that she was also a budding general surgeon.

    • LOL: J.Ross, Dan Hayes, Liza
  29. @al gore rhythms
    "Bryant was also a budding cosmetologist, fond of trying out different hairstyles and posting them to TikTok. "

    Like others I am struggling to make sense of this tragedy. Could it be that this budding Vidal Sassoon was merely attempting to carry out an improvised, emergency haircut?

    Replies: @PiltdownMan, @Cortes, @Dissident799, @Buffalo Joe

    Liposuction for Honor Roll Students?

    “Make way! I’m a cosmetologist!”

  30. @Morris Applebaum IV
    I can't even imagine what the comments here would be if Bezos were Jewish. Here is a true Master of the Universe who has turned a formerly liberal, but respectable paper into a civilization-wrecking monstrosity.

    I also can't help but conclude that Donald Trump has empowered the bad guys way more than the good guys. America is far worse now than even in 2016. Our children and grandchildren will suffer because of his lack of discipline.

    Replies: @joe_mama, @tertius, @Harry Baldwin, @Rooster11

    We were already on that trajectory prior to Trump. 2016 was far worse than 2012. BLM and World War T didn’t even really exist. By 2016 they were practically in full bloom.

    Things are accelerating even faster now though, practically exponential at this point.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @joe_mama


    We were already on that trajectory prior to Trump. 2016 was far worse than 2012. BLM and World War T didn’t even really exist. By 2016 they were practically in full bloom.

    Things are accelerating even faster now though, practically exponential at this point.
     
    "Motus in fine, velocior," as the wise old ancients observed. "Movement is faster toward the end."
    , @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @joe_mama


    We were already on that trajectory prior to Trump. 2016 was far worse than 2012. BLM and World War T didn’t even really exist. By 2016 they were practically in full bloom.

    Things are accelerating even faster now though, practically exponential at this point.

     

    I'm of your mind on this. All that happened is that the true power showed its face for once in opposition to Trump. It's been there for a while, but unwilling to make itself known.

    Replies: @anon, @Anonymous

  31. Steve, the “girl in pink” has a name. It’s Shanikaquikwa

  32. What the law enforcement professionals said and everyone said is completely different. Everyone can agree that we hate to see a 16 year old killed. The reality of the situation though was that it was the cop’s duty to defend the unarmed two girls from the girl about to stab one of them. This is what he did. He did right.

    Focussing on the interaction with the cop here is pointless. What no one is talking about is this girl being in foster care and that she was having problems with the other girls. Why was she in foster care? Was it because she had problems or was it because her mother had problems? (No mention of father, another problem in itself.) All these family members talking but none are saying what is important. They and the city officials want this cop or cops in general to be the Big problem but they aren’t, the Big problem is all the problems these people already had before any cops came.

    Did anyone else notice that back in the 90s Columbus got investigated for law enforcement problems and plenty were found, but nevertheless nothing much was done until after George Floyd unrest?

    “There really has been a lot of change and a lot of reform. We’ve done more in the last year in terms of police policy than we’ve done in 30 years, combined,” says Hardin.” Admission of failure on the part of city of Columbus from her own mouth but she seems completely unaware of it.

    And these people are going to blame everything on one cop who did what he had no choice but to do. No. This girl never should have been out there with a knife. If you don’t look at preventing that, these incidents will keep on happening.

    • Agree: Cortes, Redneck farmer
    • Replies: @Craken
    @notsaying

    Under US law, the police do not owe a duty of protection to individual citizens. (Warren v. District of Columbia, Castle Rock v. Gonzalez) Legally, the officer in this case did have a choice. As to the morality, in these circumstances it would appear that the affected community prefer to risk more private violence rather than accept police involvement. That's not to say that the propaganda machine would allow the police to get away with a passive stance. They would come for them on that issue eventually. That eventually has yet to come to Chicago, however, notwithstanding that its homicide clearance rate declined from 34% in 2014 to 12% in 2020. National clearance rates run about 60%.

    I suspect the endgame for our dear rulers is the Federalization of police departments around the country. Would the Gestapo or the NKVD accept heterogeneity in ideology? Why shouldn't the FBI simply expand itself 50-fold to ensure the consistent application of justice throughout the land? One Party, One Police!

    Replies: @James Speaks

    , @eded
    @notsaying

    "What no one is talking about is this girl being in foster care and that she was having problems with the other girls. Why was she in foster care? Was it because she had problems or was it because her mother had problems?"

    Right, none of these questions seem to be being asked in the media. The girl's mother has been interviewed but no one asked these questions.

    Other questions not asked are who called the police and why? What was the relationship of all the people involved in this fracas and who are they? I'm particularly curious about the guy who tried to soccer kick the woman. What caused the dispute? Isn't this basic journalism?

    Replies: @notsaying

    , @AndrewR
    @notsaying

    It's hard to imagine learning anything about her that would make me feel bad that she's dead. She tried to stab an unarmed girl right in front of a cop. It had better be a pretty sad sob story before I shed any tears for her.

  33. @Whiskey
    @Ben Kurtz

    This is a sequel. Different cast. And audience.

    Looks like the city council is at war with the cops. So too Biden's Justice department.

    Hmmm .... War with the cops. How will that turn out? Cops can't make things hot for people in their own turf.

    And what's the plan for all the fired White cops? Have them work Starbucks while blacks scream at them?

    Replies: @Dieter Kief

    And what’s the plan for all the fired White cops? Have them work Starbucks while blacks scream at them?

    They’ll work in security – the demand will surely rise.

  34. Anonymous[323] • Disclaimer says:

    Fun Fact:

    The surname ‘Pentland’ originates from Scotland, and is a corruption of the word ‘Pict Land’.
    Apparently, it refers to that part of eastern Scotland in which the Picts, the aboriginal inhabitants of Scotland, held out from the invading Scots, who originated from Ireland.

    Furthermore, ‘Pict’ means in Latin, ‘painted man’ referring to the Pictish custom of going in to battle ‘stark bollock naked’ save for a vivid blue body painting of woad juice.

    • Thanks: Liza, Bill
    • Replies: @Cortes
    @Anonymous

    “Fun fact” is a stretch.

    “Fun” indeed, but sadly lacking in the factual content. Either a decent trolling exercise or idiosyncratic etymology plus a novel take on Scottish history and geography. I would pay good money to see the musical “Pent Yir Wagon” about a couple of woad-encrusted Caledonians seeking their fortunes. Keep ‘em coming.

    Replies: @Liza

    , @Anonymous
    @Anonymous


    Apparently, it refers to that part of eastern Scotland in which the Picts, the aboriginal inhabitants of Scotland
     
    Who were the Picts related to? Where did they come from? German and Dutch lands? Denmark lands?

    Replies: @Expletive Deleted

  35. Anonymous[271] • Disclaimer says:

    That video clip reminds me of the humorist PJ O’Rourke’s description of a cock-fight he witnessed in the Philippines as “two and a half seconds of kicking down a white vest’.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Anonymous

    Murder most fowl? Fighting cock that killed owner with three-inch knife to appear in court in India


    A rooster named Raja will appear in court in India after he killed his owner with a knife while attempting to flee an illegal cockfight.

    The incident took place on February 23 in the Jagtial district in the Indian state of Telangana.

    Raja was brought by his owner Thanugula Satish to a cock fight at the Yellamma temple on the outskirts of Lothunur village in Gollapalli mandal. Satish affixed a three-inch knife, known as kodi kathi, to his rooster’s leg before sending it into the fighting arena.

    When Raja attempted to flee the fighting ground, Satish caught him but the blade attached to the cock’s leg pierced the man's groin. He bled to death soon after, while en route to the hospital.
     
  36. @Deadite
    The second video shows her shoving the officer out of the way.

    This was one crazed sensitive soul.

    She either had no idea a cop was there or it was a suicide by cop moment. She was sensitive, trying to get that money for her family!

    Glenn Beck had it right. The cops need to go on strike. Show them what lack of policing really means.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @YackDaRipper

    It will be a cold day in hell when pigs give up their paychecks even for a week.

    This case is honestly the most blackpilling one I’ve seen. Or at least the reaction is blackpilling. I enjoy the video itself a great deal.

    Every single person criticizing what the cop did in any way is saying “I wish the girl in pink were dead of stab wounds.”

    BLM is absolutely demonic.

  37. anon[151] • Disclaimer says:

    By the way, in the picture of the Ohio officer that LeBron James used in his threatening tweet, one can see the yellow of his Taser on his left side in a crossdraw rig. This makes the draw stroke for his Taser perceptibly different from the draw stroke for his sidearm. Thus he is much less likely to think “TASER” yet draw a gun.

    It’s another indicator of how squared away this man is. Very likely he practices both draws in a deliberate and mindful manner.

    “We don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.”― Archilochus

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    @anon

    Why didn't he use his taser?

    , @Ben tillman
    @anon

    It’s funny. In the picture LeBron posted, his posture and facial aspect reminded me of Rittenhouse.

  38. Just think how soul-crushingly bad it must be for blacks in America to be reminded on a constant basis of their toxic group inferiority as compared to not only whites, but Asians and Mexicans as well. The only way to deal with this glaring reality is to develop an ethno-narcissistic defense mechanism. They build an externalized manufactured identity not only for themselves as agentless victims, but more importantly, of their supposed abusers, the eternal white devil, personified by the white policeman. The current cycle or racial gaslighting will only confirm what for many has always been obvious, that groups from such different geographical and human development backgrounds cannot live together.

    Starting 400 years ago capitalists in all their wisdom made huge profits by transporting black labor commodities to the Americas. Southern Big Ag interests were so stingy, so desperate for every drop of surplus value, that they rejected using the wage slavery of poor white farm workers and instead opted for the chattel slavery of blacks. Will anyone ever be able to calculate the social costs of this ongoing titanic blunder?

    The Derek Chauvin case really didn’t serve the ethno-narcissistic needs of blacks because almost everyone agreed what he did was wrong. This knife girl case serves the ethno-narcissistic needs of blacks much better. In this incident we have multiple blacks acting Black-All-Too-Black while the sole white guy performs at the level of an action film hero. This reality, which blacks experience every day, triggers deep narcissistic wounding in the hearts of blacks. The way to overcome this pain is to gaslight a smear campaign and in doing so overturn reality by creating the fiction that blacks are agentless victims and whites are the devil incarnated.

    Black slavery is America’s Original Sin and it was wealthy white capitalists who imposed this anti-white worker, cheap labor strategy upon America. And now, woke capitalists are combining with the black lumpenproletariat they created in order to tear down the tottering America that white workers had been eventually able to cobble together.

    • Thanks: The Anti-Gnostic
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Torn and Frayed

    You lie. America inhereted slavery, It did not create it. It did end it however.

    America's original sin was Not repatriating the slaves...

    Replies: @Torn and Frayed

    , @S
    @Torn and Frayed


    Black slavery is America’s Original Sin and it was wealthy white capitalists who imposed this anti-white worker, cheap labor strategy upon America.
     
    Shortly after the founding of the United States in 1776, and greatly compounding the already existing gross error of chattel slavery and its trade in British North America, under cover of abolitionism, the slavers simply monetized* the unholy system with the late 18th and early 19th century introduction of wage slavery, ie the so called 'cheap labor'/'mass immigration' system.

    1850's Bleeding Kansas, where guerrilla armies privately financed by Northeastern industrialists and Southern planters, fought for control of the territory, has long been seen as a micro-cosm of the coming US Civil War. For insight into that, checkout the background behind Lawrence 'Immigrant City', Mass, and its infamous sister city, the abolition center of Lawrence, KS, each of whose mid 19th century construction had been financed by the same Lawrence family of Massachusetts textile factory magnates.

    Textile magnates, such as the Lawrence's, didn't much like paying the exorbitant costs for the grossly inefficient** chattel slave labor which picked the Southern cotton which in turn fed their Northern New England mills. They wished to force a recalcitrant South to adopt the North's wage slavery system, and hence the construction of Lawrence, KS.

    It's been researched, the early 19th century New England industrialists pushing the wage slave (cheap labor) system were also often the very ones who not so many years before had been slave owners/dealers, or, members of such families. They were used to doing anything, but anything, than pay the prevailing real time local costs of labor to their own Anglo-Saxon people.

    If I had been one of the morally depraved slavers, I suppose I would see the US Civil War as one of the greatest of triumphs over mankind. Southerners, fighting in effect to preserve chattel slavery, and Northerners, fighting to expand slavery (ie wage slavery, so called 'cheap labor') into the South, neither of which was in either's ultimate interest. The results were seven hundred thousand dead, representing seven hundred thousand potential open slots to be filled with wage slave cheap labor 'immigrants'.

    * ie Distilled chattel slavery and it's trade down to it's financial essence whilst maximizing profits, the 'immigrant', from a financial point of view, being the slave, for whatever period of time (days, weeks, months, years) he or she is paid significantly below what was, or, what would of been, the prevailing real time local costs of labor, without the immigration taking place, or, the immigrant(s) being present. All former overhead costs and hassles that both the slave dealer and purchaser had formerly had to deal with have now been safely 'outsourced', ie dumped upon, the non-exploiting general public to bear. For instance, the Chinese being imported by diktat into California in the 1870's, were found by the California state legislature in 1876 to be often being paid only about a third of whatever the prevailing local rates for labor were.

    ** In 1863, whilst obtaining loans from London banks for the US (Union) war effort, the financial representative of the Lincoln administration there, Robert J Walker, taking numerous variables into account found that wage slave (ie cheap labor/mass immigration) dependent Massachusetts was four times more productive than chattel slave dependent South Carolina. Walker's London calculations were republished in the United States in 1864.
    , @Buffalo Joe
    @Torn and Frayed

    Torn, well thought out and written, post of the thread. ..."they rejected wage slavery." America was really built on the backs of the poor who strived to get out of poverty.Slaves were a small part of the country's workforce.

    , @Clyde
    @Torn and Frayed


    Just think how soul-crushingly bad it must be for blacks in America to be reminded on a constant basis of their toxic group inferiority as compared to not only whites, but Asians and Mexicans as well.
     
    We read that blacks have the highest self esteem compared to others. Perhaps they can feel both ways at the same time, schizophrenic. Or at different times as in schizophrenic
    , @Anonymous
    @Torn and Frayed

    Great comment. Perfectly explains Lebron's absolutely hysterical Twitter reaction.

  39. Uh, I think WWIII is more important than this mountain in a molehill stuff.

    But of course mountains in molehills am your milch cow, and a good one it am at that.

  40. @Dave Pinsen

    Two videos show her smiling and vibrant
     
    As the body cam video showed, she was vibrant to the end.

    Replies: @Some Guy, @Buck Ransom, @AnotherDad, @Prof. Woland

    Heh, is there a list of words used only to describe minorities and straight white men respectively?

    Urban dictionary had a good description for “vibrant” when referring to places:

    “A term used by middle class people to show that they are fascinated and not alarmed by the other. Used in reference to an area which contains people of an ethnicity different to their’s. Much like exotic but can be reached by car.” – https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=vibrant

    • LOL: El Dato
  41. Just let them joggers be.

  42. Anonymous[194] • Disclaimer says:

    Meanwhile, the “Baby Bitch of Buchenwald” is warning you for the LAST time!

    • Replies: @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    @Anonymous

    'Meanwhile, the “Baby Bitch of Buchenwald” is warning you for the LAST time!'

    Am I the only man round these parts who'd gladly bang sweet little Greta? She's legal now in all 51 states.....

    Replies: @Wade Hampton, @G. Poulin

    , @Expletive Deleted
    @Anonymous

    Swear she's using makeup, or somebody is applying it for her. Brazen slag.

    , @Alfa158
    @Anonymous

    She can’t even get “science” right. China generates twice as much greenhouse gas as the US, India is closing in on pushing us down to number 3. The US and Europe have been reducing emissions both per capita and per unit of Gross Domestic Product for several years.
    Greta is the drunk looking for her keys under the streetlight not because she lost them there but because that is where the light is better. There is zero chance of reducing emissions without convincing the developing world to throttle back on their emissions, but there is also zero chance she is going to be in Beijing lecturing them about halting the importation of BMW’s.

  43. @notsaying
    What the law enforcement professionals said and everyone said is completely different. Everyone can agree that we hate to see a 16 year old killed. The reality of the situation though was that it was the cop's duty to defend the unarmed two girls from the girl about to stab one of them. This is what he did. He did right.

    Focussing on the interaction with the cop here is pointless. What no one is talking about is this girl being in foster care and that she was having problems with the other girls. Why was she in foster care? Was it because she had problems or was it because her mother had problems? (No mention of father, another problem in itself.) All these family members talking but none are saying what is important. They and the city officials want this cop or cops in general to be the Big problem but they aren't, the Big problem is all the problems these people already had before any cops came.

    Did anyone else notice that back in the 90s Columbus got investigated for law enforcement problems and plenty were found, but nevertheless nothing much was done until after George Floyd unrest?

    "There really has been a lot of change and a lot of reform. We’ve done more in the last year in terms of police policy than we’ve done in 30 years, combined,” says Hardin." Admission of failure on the part of city of Columbus from her own mouth but she seems completely unaware of it.

    And these people are going to blame everything on one cop who did what he had no choice but to do. No. This girl never should have been out there with a knife. If you don't look at preventing that, these incidents will keep on happening.

    Replies: @Craken, @eded, @AndrewR

    Under US law, the police do not owe a duty of protection to individual citizens. (Warren v. District of Columbia, Castle Rock v. Gonzalez) Legally, the officer in this case did have a choice. As to the morality, in these circumstances it would appear that the affected community prefer to risk more private violence rather than accept police involvement. That’s not to say that the propaganda machine would allow the police to get away with a passive stance. They would come for them on that issue eventually. That eventually has yet to come to Chicago, however, notwithstanding that its homicide clearance rate declined from 34% in 2014 to 12% in 2020. National clearance rates run about 60%.

    I suspect the endgame for our dear rulers is the Federalization of police departments around the country. Would the Gestapo or the NKVD accept heterogeneity in ideology? Why shouldn’t the FBI simply expand itself 50-fold to ensure the consistent application of justice throughout the land? One Party, One Police!

    • Replies: @James Speaks
    @Craken


    I suspect the endgame for our dear rulers is the Federalization of police departments around the country. Would the Gestapo or the NKVD accept heterogeneity in ideology? Why shouldn’t the FBI simply expand itself 50-fold to ensure the consistent application of justice throughout the land? One Party, One Police!
     
    Support your local sheriff.

    Elected sheriffs are accountable directly to the citizens of their county, the constitution of their state, and ultimately the United States Constitution.[2]

    In his own county, a sheriff trumps military.
  44. “She laughed a lot,” said Ila Bryant, Ma’Khia’s great-grandmother, adding that the teen did well in school. “Intellectually, she was very intelligent,” she said.

    I am sure knife girl was nice and kind to her great Granny and others. But Knifey-G (a good name for a rapper) was schizo, bipolar, and capable of going into insane rages, trying to kill other girls. Just another high powered crazy who was nice to others sometimes. Lets see what kind of over the top funeral the “community” stages for knifey misfit. Perhaps paid for by a go fund me page?

    Update:
    Seems her mother set up a GoFundMe that was cancelled by GoFundMe as it reached $25000. This means the libs-lefties-black agitators-Benjamin Crumb are giving knifey girl a pass. She is of no use to them. Knifey girl is not an earner.

  45. Columbus could do with a good riot. Watch every do-eviler try to justify it for laughs.

  46. This video shows how well the cop acted. And the kick to the head — I’ve seen that on several videos, all of black people running amok. Have I led too sheltered a life that I find that ungentlemanly?

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Tono Bungay

    Tono, a kick to the head of a downed victim, who you were not fighting, is despicable. Was he not charged?

  47. @Craken
    @notsaying

    Under US law, the police do not owe a duty of protection to individual citizens. (Warren v. District of Columbia, Castle Rock v. Gonzalez) Legally, the officer in this case did have a choice. As to the morality, in these circumstances it would appear that the affected community prefer to risk more private violence rather than accept police involvement. That's not to say that the propaganda machine would allow the police to get away with a passive stance. They would come for them on that issue eventually. That eventually has yet to come to Chicago, however, notwithstanding that its homicide clearance rate declined from 34% in 2014 to 12% in 2020. National clearance rates run about 60%.

    I suspect the endgame for our dear rulers is the Federalization of police departments around the country. Would the Gestapo or the NKVD accept heterogeneity in ideology? Why shouldn't the FBI simply expand itself 50-fold to ensure the consistent application of justice throughout the land? One Party, One Police!

    Replies: @James Speaks

    I suspect the endgame for our dear rulers is the Federalization of police departments around the country. Would the Gestapo or the NKVD accept heterogeneity in ideology? Why shouldn’t the FBI simply expand itself 50-fold to ensure the consistent application of justice throughout the land? One Party, One Police!

    Support your local sheriff.

    Elected sheriffs are accountable directly to the citizens of their county, the constitution of their state, and ultimately the United States Constitution.[2]

    In his own county, a sheriff trumps military.

  48. “These killings in the Black and Brown communities keep happening,” Columbus City Council member Elizabeth Brown said Thursday.

    Indeed.
    IT MUST BE RACIST COPS FAULT!!!!!
    You see how that works?

    I think I’m starting to see an amorphous outline of what the problem may be…. RACIST!!!!

    No more problem.
    Science!

  49. @notsaying
    What the law enforcement professionals said and everyone said is completely different. Everyone can agree that we hate to see a 16 year old killed. The reality of the situation though was that it was the cop's duty to defend the unarmed two girls from the girl about to stab one of them. This is what he did. He did right.

    Focussing on the interaction with the cop here is pointless. What no one is talking about is this girl being in foster care and that she was having problems with the other girls. Why was she in foster care? Was it because she had problems or was it because her mother had problems? (No mention of father, another problem in itself.) All these family members talking but none are saying what is important. They and the city officials want this cop or cops in general to be the Big problem but they aren't, the Big problem is all the problems these people already had before any cops came.

    Did anyone else notice that back in the 90s Columbus got investigated for law enforcement problems and plenty were found, but nevertheless nothing much was done until after George Floyd unrest?

    "There really has been a lot of change and a lot of reform. We’ve done more in the last year in terms of police policy than we’ve done in 30 years, combined,” says Hardin." Admission of failure on the part of city of Columbus from her own mouth but she seems completely unaware of it.

    And these people are going to blame everything on one cop who did what he had no choice but to do. No. This girl never should have been out there with a knife. If you don't look at preventing that, these incidents will keep on happening.

    Replies: @Craken, @eded, @AndrewR

    “What no one is talking about is this girl being in foster care and that she was having problems with the other girls. Why was she in foster care? Was it because she had problems or was it because her mother had problems?”

    Right, none of these questions seem to be being asked in the media. The girl’s mother has been interviewed but no one asked these questions.

    Other questions not asked are who called the police and why? What was the relationship of all the people involved in this fracas and who are they? I’m particularly curious about the guy who tried to soccer kick the woman. What caused the dispute? Isn’t this basic journalism?

    • Agree: notsaying
    • Replies: @notsaying
    @eded

    Bits of information are coming out. Yesterday it was that she made the honor roll and that her mom had five kids. Her grandmother said doing this was unlike her.

    We have seen though how family will paint kids as saints who have committed serious crimes, though. But how many juvenile delinquents make the honor roll? Was this girl in foster care due to neglect or abuse by the mother, were the other girls giving her problems and she felt she had to defend herself? I sure don't know. But we should find out. If the system failed this girl this badly, we all need to know so we can do something about it.

    As I said before, focussing on the cop is all wrong. It's hiding the real problems going on

    Replies: @J.Ross

  50. @Abe
    Curious. Officer Reardon is a crack shot, a MISSION IMPOSSIBLE come-to-life weapons master. Curiouser. He comes from a multi-generational police & military family with extensive ties of experience and comradeship in both organizations. Curiouser. All these cohorts, legions even, of deadly white men with guns, epitomized by Officer Reardon's own father, will nevertheless meekly direct their deadly bright weapons in young Officer Reardon’s direction until he meekly lays down his own weapon, all his John Woo-level gun-fu training for absolutely naught, and be led to the slaughter (destruction of his career and livelihood? imprisonment? given up to murderous animals while incarcerated?) at the behest of a hateful, braying mob who hate him for nothing more than the color of his skin. A braying mob at whose front- eyes wild, white teeth bared in animalistic fury- are the supposedly pinnacle specimens of our “successful” multicultural experiment like Valerie Jarret. All this hate abetted and allowed to run free by twisted specimens of white manhood like Bezos and Gates who in a more honest age would have been exposed at birth for their incontrovertible monstrosity. The twisted white men at the top, the braying mob at he bottom, and all the disgusting layers of establishment putrescence in between- black media talking heads, fat lesbian college administrators, woke Big Tech middle managers, earnest grind Asian cub reporters, OWN all those deadly white men with guns. And so Reardon Sr. will talk his son off that ledge, tell him to put down that gun oh so recently wielded with Apollonian-like skill and righteousness. “C’mon son, take my hand. I’ll show you the way to Calvary. I’ve still got a pension I’m collecting and I can’t get behind on those boat payments”. The parable of our age. So so curious.

    Replies: @Old Prude, @Lucius Somesuch, @Morton's toes, @Mr smith

    Well done, sir.

  51. Knifeplay, just children’s knifeplay. She hadn’t even matured to gunplay yet

    Well the knife was real, but she played them with it and got herself shot dead.

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

    —-

    Body camera footage released by police shows Bryant swinging what appears to be a knife at two people

    One after the other neither of who got so much as a scratch. When Bryant was shot she was not lunging in, she was already on top of and holding Pinkie. Firing four rapid shots placed Pinkie in extreme danger as Bryant could have pulled Pinkie into the line of fire as she was falling or she could have moved in front of Pinkie or she might have jumped that way herself between shots.

    In new video, Makhia Bryant can be heard screaming “I’m gonna stab the fuck out of you, bitch,”

    Yes, to the fat white girl that wasn’t touched I think. Do more people say that while waving a knife than carry out the threat?

    Body camera footage released by police shows Bryant swinging what appears to be a knife at two people during an altercation outside the property before an officer arrives and fires four shots at her torso.

    Nothing much happened until the cop arrived. Bryant needed the cop for something.

    • Agree: utu
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Sean

    If Knife Girl wasn't actually trying to cut anybody up like you keep insinuating, she missed out on a heck of a career as a Hollywood extra and stunt woman. Isn't the simpler explanation that she really was trying to stab the girls she attempted to stab?

    Replies: @Sean

    , @Jack D
    @Sean


    I’m gonna stab the fuck out of you, bitch,”

    ....Do more people say that while waving a knife than carry out the threat?
     
    Let me reverse this. Let's say you're right. More often it is an empty threat - 2 out of 3 times, "I’m gonna stab the fuck out of you, bitch", said while wielding a large knife , is merely a figure of speech in the black community. Blacks have these colorful ways about them and say quaint things like that when they are angry. It's just part of being an urban black in America, like weighing 250 lbs. when you are a 16 year old female and having an invented name with an apostrophe and not having an intact family.

    BUT, say in 1 out of 3 times, the knife wielder actually does it. The pile of black bodies who have been murdered by other blacks, often over the most trivial things, is quite real (and much larger than the pile of blacks who have been shot by the police). Knowing what you say, should the cop have just stood there hoping that this time Ma'khia wasn't going to carry out her threat, because the knife wielders don't keep their promises 100% of the time? Should he have waited a few seconds longer to see whether Ma'khia ACTUALLY stabbed the girl in pink to death and THEN shot her? Then there would have been 2 dead bodies instead of one.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

    , @TWS
    @Sean

    And the police officer is supposed to separate knife use intended as first degree assault from knife use intended to kill, how?

    Super esp? Maybe just watch a felony proceed from assault one or two, to murder to be sure? Maybe he could try gauging if her screaming she was going to kill the victim was sincere?

    Either you're a troll or a moron. Stupid and or ignorant is no way to go through life.

    Replies: @Sean

  52. We are living in a society ruled by unaccountable overpromoted morons who had one or three good ideas and then surrounded themselves with armies of yes-men: this is especially clear in the Bezos Blog. What is the mechanism by which Bezos could discover that he was obhectively wrong about something? I don’t think it exists.

    • Replies: @anon
    @J.Ross

    We are living in a society ruled by unaccountable overpromoted morons who had one or three good ideas and then surrounded themselves with armies of yes-men: this is especially clear in the Bezos Blog.

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

    What is the mechanism by which Bezos could discover that he was objectively wrong about something? I don’t think it exists.

    Why would Bezos want to discover he was wrong about ... anything? Serious question.

    Things like the Bezos Blog and the New Duranty Times do not exist to produce a profit. Maybe they never did? They exist to shape public opinion, as Edward Bernays explained nearly 100 years ago in his book Crystalizing Public Opinion.

    , @James B. Shearer
    @J.Ross

    "... What is the mechanism by which Bezos could discover that he was obhectively wrong about something? .."

    The stock price of Amazon could fall by 50%. I expect that would get his attention.

    Replies: @J.Ross

  53. @Deadite
    Ace of Spades had a good comment. If it’s natural for blacks to be knifing each other all the time, that goes a long way to explaining cop black interaction, because whites sure don’t have knife fighting as a hobby. Except in movies.

    No wonder cops have to arrest all those blacks!

    Glenn Beck had it right. The cops need to go on strike. Show them what lack of policing really means. If they don’t there will be no jobs to go back to.

    Replies: @TTSSYF, @Hibernian, @Bannon, @AceDeuce

    I’ve heard that police academies are having a very difficult time recruiting people, and I’ve been saying the same thing — that the police should go on a nationwide strike. Maybe it shouldn’t be limited to just the police, either. Other professions should strike in solidarity with the police; e.g., EMTs and fire rescue. After all — aren’t they often shot at when coming to rescue people from flooding, fire, etc.?

    • Replies: @midtown
    @TTSSYF

    I think strikes are in our future.

  54. I try not to relate what Hugh Hewitt misrepresented each morning but something important has come up: Hewitt, who prides himself on being able to interview anybody, spoke to Our Enemy GW Bush, in promotion of his latest book. In the talk Bush gloated that he is quietly working with the Clintons and similar law-exempt criminals to sneak in amnesty. At one point he even admonished Hewitt to not use the word “amnesty” because “people get scared.”

  55. “family members struggled to make sense of the killing”

    My hunch is that this particular family struggles to make sense of everything from street signs to the instructions on the Gorilla Glue.

  56. @anon
    By the way, in the picture of the Ohio officer that LeBron James used in his threatening tweet, one can see the yellow of his Taser on his left side in a crossdraw rig. This makes the draw stroke for his Taser perceptibly different from the draw stroke for his sidearm. Thus he is much less likely to think "TASER" yet draw a gun.

    It's another indicator of how squared away this man is. Very likely he practices both draws in a deliberate and mindful manner.

    “We don't rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.”― Archilochus
     

    Replies: @HammerJack, @Ben tillman

    Why didn’t he use his taser?

    • LOL: Redman
  57. Even the show The Wire was aware of the pattern of teenage female negro stabbing. There is a scene in a middle school where a fat ugly negro stabs another more attractive negro in the face over some slight.

    My daughter’s freshman year at her public high school a female negro stabbed another one in the hallway. This was 3 years ago.

  58. @notsaying
    What the law enforcement professionals said and everyone said is completely different. Everyone can agree that we hate to see a 16 year old killed. The reality of the situation though was that it was the cop's duty to defend the unarmed two girls from the girl about to stab one of them. This is what he did. He did right.

    Focussing on the interaction with the cop here is pointless. What no one is talking about is this girl being in foster care and that she was having problems with the other girls. Why was she in foster care? Was it because she had problems or was it because her mother had problems? (No mention of father, another problem in itself.) All these family members talking but none are saying what is important. They and the city officials want this cop or cops in general to be the Big problem but they aren't, the Big problem is all the problems these people already had before any cops came.

    Did anyone else notice that back in the 90s Columbus got investigated for law enforcement problems and plenty were found, but nevertheless nothing much was done until after George Floyd unrest?

    "There really has been a lot of change and a lot of reform. We’ve done more in the last year in terms of police policy than we’ve done in 30 years, combined,” says Hardin." Admission of failure on the part of city of Columbus from her own mouth but she seems completely unaware of it.

    And these people are going to blame everything on one cop who did what he had no choice but to do. No. This girl never should have been out there with a knife. If you don't look at preventing that, these incidents will keep on happening.

    Replies: @Craken, @eded, @AndrewR

    It’s hard to imagine learning anything about her that would make me feel bad that she’s dead. She tried to stab an unarmed girl right in front of a cop. It had better be a pretty sad sob story before I shed any tears for her.

  59. Anonymous[635] • Disclaimer says:
    @joe_mama
    @Morris Applebaum IV

    We were already on that trajectory prior to Trump. 2016 was far worse than 2012. BLM and World War T didn't even really exist. By 2016 they were practically in full bloom.

    Things are accelerating even faster now though, practically exponential at this point.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    We were already on that trajectory prior to Trump. 2016 was far worse than 2012. BLM and World War T didn’t even really exist. By 2016 they were practically in full bloom.

    Things are accelerating even faster now though, practically exponential at this point.

    “Motus in fine, velocior,” as the wise old ancients observed. “Movement is faster toward the end.”

  60. It was stupid for the cop to shoot.

    Too many of these 90 IQ bullet catchers think in military ways with the attendant results.

    Why is the pink girl’s life worth more than the cop’s?

    His Hero Complex has at least been satiated because he will now achieve his ultimate goal: giving up his own life for a stranger.

    Venerating abstractions has a cost.

    • Agree: Je Suis Omar Mateen
    • Troll: El Dato, ScarletNumber, TWS
  61. Yesterday I wrote that the black community reserves the right to infantilize itself in its dealings with the Law. You (meaning White policemen, social workers and judges) must look upon us as mere babies. You must protect us, coddle us, nurture us. George Floyd played this well-worn card but it failed. When he died in custody blacks erupted in rage. The one thing they can’t afford to lose in their relations with whitey is the right to be regarded as helpless infants. It matters not a whit that Floyd was 6′ 6″ and weighed 230 lbs. He was just a big, overgrowd baby, a gentle giant, cuddly teddy bear.

    Now just look at how the press feeds back into this setup. Every mention of the hippo/stabber/deceased in the WaPo article is from her bereaved Mother’s perspective. See what I mean?

    • Agree: Buffalo Joe
    • Replies: @S
    @ThreeCranes


    Yesterday I wrote that the black community reserves the right to infantilize itself in its dealings with the Law. You (meaning White policemen, social workers and judges) must look upon us as mere babies. You must protect us, coddle us, nurture us...Now just look at how the press feeds back into this setup.
     
    Yes, and not coincidentally, that probably pretty well describes the core dynamics of the historic master/slave relationship that existed in British North America, particularly evident in sanctimonious Puritan New England, the section which won the US Civil War.

    Those same dysfunctional relational dynamics in the early 19th century carried over seamlessly into wage slavery (ie the so called 'cheap labor'/'mass immigration' system) with the wage slave 'immigrant'. [Witness the modern Massachusetts 'progressive' Elizabeth Warren choosing Lawrence 'Immigrant City', Mass, to launch her 2020 presidential bid from.]

    It was those slave dealing/slave owning New England Puritan elites and hangers on which were the political and spiritual forebears of today's progressives.

    When people intuitively speak of the liberal/progressive 'plantation', they're on the right path, they just don't quite realize how deep the rabbit hole goes.
  62. Why haven’t we heard from the foster parents?

    • Replies: @Ed
    @gent

    The foster mother said she didn’t want to talk to the press, that she was at work.

  63. @Deadite
    The second video shows her shoving the officer out of the way.

    This was one crazed sensitive soul.

    She either had no idea a cop was there or it was a suicide by cop moment. She was sensitive, trying to get that money for her family!

    Glenn Beck had it right. The cops need to go on strike. Show them what lack of policing really means.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @YackDaRipper

    Not just the cops. Should White people en masse go on strike for a week, this BS would end.

    • Replies: @Morris Applebaum IV
    @YackDaRipper

    If Whites in the entire country just voted and acted like Whites in the South, things would be infinitely better. White people in Minnesota actually voted for Keith Ellison and Ilhan Omar! If there is a point where idealism and masochism meet, it must be somewhere in Minnesota.

    Replies: @Ed

    , @Sir Launcelot Canning
    @YackDaRipper

    Let's do it. And targeted boycotts.

  64. My sister had her funeral yesterday.

    When people die it is conventional for people in their families to say the best things about them. The trend in funerals these days is for them to be a celebration of the person’s life, rather than mass weep-in. At least that is the theory.

    All these quotes and tributes that are being published are from Bryant’s family members, who are in a state of shock,so obviously they are not objective analysis.

    I would not expect the family to be talking about why the girl was in a foster home at this time, but I am sure that information will eventually find its way into the public domain.

    There must be a lot of guilt in the family already, due to the fact that she was in a foster home, and the family is now in denial.

    Cops in the US do tend to be trigger happy, and usually the reason for this is that they are scared.

    This case was different and the police intervention appears to have been heroic, and perhaps the family of the deceased will eventually come to terms with this, but this is not the time.

    • Troll: Je Suis Omar Mateen
    • Replies: @Barnard
    @Jonathan Mason

    The family shouldn't be talking to the press at all. The grandmother is comparing what happened to Breonna Taylor, which while also justified, shows they were thinking of the ghetto lottery angle as soon as they heard the news. Is Ben Crump in Columbus to help them shakedown the city yet?

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

    , @Hibernian
    @Jonathan Mason


    The trend in funerals these days is for them to be a celebration of the person’s life, rather than mass weep-in.
     
    Or a combination of both.
    , @Jack D
    @Jonathan Mason

    First of all, I am sorry for your loss.

    I agree that it is quite normal for their families to speak only the best about their recently departed relatives. "De mortuis nil nisi bonum" (of the dead, speak only good) is literally an ancient maxim.

    However, what we have going on here is something quite different. The press and the Left (but I repeat myself) are taking these family statements at face value (when traditionally the role of the press was to be skeptical of EVERYONE - "if your mother says she loves you, check it out" was once the maxim of the hard boiled journalist). At MORE than face value - George Floyd, a drug addict and violent felon, was depicted as literally an angel with a halo. They are doing this not because they are under any real illusions (none of these folks would buy a house within a mile of George Floyd's neighborhood or send their kids to school with George Floyd's keeds) or because they gave the least goddamn about George Floyd as a human being when he was alive (neither did his family) but solely in order to serve a political agenda. They are in fact no longer journalists but propagandists.

    In a Leftist state, the role of journalism (the role of art, the role of the law, etc.) is not to convey truth but to further the Revolution. These cartoon figures are the Morozovs and Stakhanovs of our modern propaganda machines and have nothing to do with the actual, highly flawed humans behind the cartoon images. (BTW, Stalin was clear headed enough that he actually expressed in private that Morozov was a little stinker but he also knew that his death was politically useful - does Joe Biden actually have that level of clarity? I only WISH that Biden was smart enough to be cynical but I'm afraid that he actually believes the BS.)

    BTW, the trend in BLACK funerals these days is for the deceased's enemies to show up and shoot up the funeral.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @ic1000, @Zoos

    , @Johnny Smoggins
    @Jonathan Mason


    My sister had her funeral yesterday.

    When people die it is conventional for people in their families to say the best things about them.
     
    So your sister was an aspiring rapper?
    , @James Forrestal
    @Jonathan Mason


    All these quotes and tributes that are being published are from Bryant’s family members, who are in a state of shock,so obviously they are not objective analysis.
     
    What about the quotes from the family members of the girl that Bryant tried so hard to murder?

    Oh wait -- there aren't any. At least none that have been incorporated into the hegemonic narrative generated by the major semitic narrative promotion agencies. And none will be.

    The Narrative is shaped at least as much by gross selection bias, use of specific words with the desired associations, and by conveying the impression that certain views are "high status" as it is by outright lies.

    By interviewing relatives/ friends of the designated "oppressed person" or "victim," who portray that person in a positive manner and relate details about their life, and incorporating excerpts of those interviews into their stories, "journalists" effectively indicate which character is the desired "protagonist" in their narrative. These sympathetic personal details serve to humanize that character, swaying the mass media consumer toward identifying with them.

    The antagonist, of course, is an cipher with no significant personal characteristics other than "hate" directed toward some officially-endorsed "victim" group. That person has no family or friends -- at least as far as the "news" media narrative is concerned. What did Officer Chauvin's family have to say about Floyd's death from opioid-induced noncardiogenic pulmonary edema again? In this case, the girl in pink [also Black, doesn't make any aggressive moves, literally holding a puppy while Bryant stabs her] is definitely not a desirable antagonist -- so she's just left out of the narrative as much as possible. Not humanized or demonized -- just an extra in the background; an NPC.
  65. It’s a shame.

    I’ll bet Ma’Kiah Bryant was headed for a distinguished career at SpaceX, destined to advance the state-of-the art in rocket science.

    Probably would have played a key role in putting the first human–a black transgendered, handicapped woman, on Mars.

  66. Lost: nothing of value

    Saved: nothing of value.

    Was the placekicking orc arrested?

  67. @Morris Applebaum IV
    I can't even imagine what the comments here would be if Bezos were Jewish. Here is a true Master of the Universe who has turned a formerly liberal, but respectable paper into a civilization-wrecking monstrosity.

    I also can't help but conclude that Donald Trump has empowered the bad guys way more than the good guys. America is far worse now than even in 2016. Our children and grandchildren will suffer because of his lack of discipline.

    Replies: @joe_mama, @tertius, @Harry Baldwin, @Rooster11

    “I can’t even imagine what the comments here would be if Bezos were Jewish. Here is a true Master of the Universe who has turned a formerly liberal, but respectable paper into a civilization-wrecking monstrosity.”

    And will the real Marty Baron please stand up? Was he the crusader against evil and corruption as portrayed in ” Spotlight”? Or the Den Mother to the stable of Red Guards hacking away at the WaPo for the last 5 years?

  68. @anon
    Hardin also points to a ballot initiative to create a civilian review board that would provide oversight and accountability, with subpoena power.

    Should work out about the same as bodycams did. After a couple of years, Hardin & friends will not like it, and will want some other thing instead.

    Replies: @Dan Hayes, @Tex

    The civilian review board will morph into a Star Chamber for police emasculation!

    • Agree: Hibernian
  69. That this raging, knife wielding obese monster was in foster care suggests there is a lot of unpleasantness in her history.

  70. What is so humanizing about braying and grooming? Geese are doing it.

    Next thing, you will tell me that that massive belly was a pregnancy. Geese can’t do that!

  71. @Ben Kurtz
    Is it that the Race Hustlers have lately doubled down harder and harder on spinning obviously clean police shootings into tales of woeful undeserved violence rained down on Innocent Black Bodies that Didn't Do Nothin'? Or have they always employed this level of spin and duplicity -- only now, the ubiquity of bodycams and doorbell cams has made it possible to expose these absurdities in real time, while in the past we might have believed the so-called "eyewitnesses" and not realized we were being lied to so grossly?

    Put another way: have the crazies gotten crazier, or have the crazies stayed the same level of crazy, only the normies now have quicker access to more reliable evidence than was the case in the past so they more quickly realize that the crazies are crazy?

    If I had to bet $1, I'd put it on the latter hypothesis. I'm an optimist. What seems like nauseating increases in the evil cupidity of our ruling classes -- a pessimistic trend -- is actually increasing appreciation by rank-and-file citizens of the level of rot which has generally been there for a long time. We've just developed better tools to detect it and inform each other if it. This gives me hope that we can clean it out in due course.

    After all, crime and urban chaos are growing again, but if you look back 50 years you'll see that we've seen this movie before and know how to turn this corner when the time comes.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Whiskey, @slumber_j, @Anonymous, @DanHessinMD

    Is it that the Race Hustlers have lately doubled down harder and harder on spinning obviously clean police shootings into tales of woeful undeserved violence rained down on Innocent Black Bodies that Didn’t Do Nothin’? Or have they always employed this level of spin and duplicity

    It’s gotten way worse and is amplified by the weird social-media echo chamber, but they’ve always done it. Tom Wolfe portrays the process in Bonfire of the Vanities–complete with the whole “honor roll” thing.

  72. @Torn and Frayed
    Just think how soul-crushingly bad it must be for blacks in America to be reminded on a constant basis of their toxic group inferiority as compared to not only whites, but Asians and Mexicans as well. The only way to deal with this glaring reality is to develop an ethno-narcissistic defense mechanism. They build an externalized manufactured identity not only for themselves as agentless victims, but more importantly, of their supposed abusers, the eternal white devil, personified by the white policeman. The current cycle or racial gaslighting will only confirm what for many has always been obvious, that groups from such different geographical and human development backgrounds cannot live together.

    Starting 400 years ago capitalists in all their wisdom made huge profits by transporting black labor commodities to the Americas. Southern Big Ag interests were so stingy, so desperate for every drop of surplus value, that they rejected using the wage slavery of poor white farm workers and instead opted for the chattel slavery of blacks. Will anyone ever be able to calculate the social costs of this ongoing titanic blunder?

    The Derek Chauvin case really didn't serve the ethno-narcissistic needs of blacks because almost everyone agreed what he did was wrong. This knife girl case serves the ethno-narcissistic needs of blacks much better. In this incident we have multiple blacks acting Black-All-Too-Black while the sole white guy performs at the level of an action film hero. This reality, which blacks experience every day, triggers deep narcissistic wounding in the hearts of blacks. The way to overcome this pain is to gaslight a smear campaign and in doing so overturn reality by creating the fiction that blacks are agentless victims and whites are the devil incarnated.

    Black slavery is America's Original Sin and it was wealthy white capitalists who imposed this anti-white worker, cheap labor strategy upon America. And now, woke capitalists are combining with the black lumpenproletariat they created in order to tear down the tottering America that white workers had been eventually able to cobble together.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @S, @Buffalo Joe, @Clyde, @Anonymous

    You lie. America inhereted slavery, It did not create it. It did end it however.

    America’s original sin was Not repatriating the slaves…

    • Agree: Joseph Doaks
    • Thanks: Trinity
    • Replies: @Torn and Frayed
    @Anonymous

    Wrong, each of the thirteen states "inherited" slavery. Several states quickly banned the practice. Others tragically didn't. And today we are paying the price with 245 years of compound interest and no end in sight.

    Whether the new USA sold the slaves on to other parts of the Americas or were returned them to Africa (where they would have been immediately resold back to the Americas or the Arab world anyway) is all the same to me.

    Phillip Roth wrote a book imagining an alternative history of the US with Nazis in charge. I wonder if anyone has every written an alternative history of the USA where the slaves were quickly deported after Independence?

  73. @Jonathan Mason
    My sister had her funeral yesterday.

    When people die it is conventional for people in their families to say the best things about them. The trend in funerals these days is for them to be a celebration of the person's life, rather than mass weep-in. At least that is the theory.

    All these quotes and tributes that are being published are from Bryant's family members, who are in a state of shock,so obviously they are not objective analysis.

    I would not expect the family to be talking about why the girl was in a foster home at this time, but I am sure that information will eventually find its way into the public domain.

    There must be a lot of guilt in the family already, due to the fact that she was in a foster home, and the family is now in denial.

    Cops in the US do tend to be trigger happy, and usually the reason for this is that they are scared.

    This case was different and the police intervention appears to have been heroic, and perhaps the family of the deceased will eventually come to terms with this, but this is not the time.

    Replies: @Barnard, @Hibernian, @Jack D, @Johnny Smoggins, @James Forrestal

    The family shouldn’t be talking to the press at all. The grandmother is comparing what happened to Breonna Taylor, which while also justified, shows they were thinking of the ghetto lottery angle as soon as they heard the news. Is Ben Crump in Columbus to help them shakedown the city yet?

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @Barnard

    It might be better to say that the press should not be talking to the family.

    Replies: @ic1000

  74. @al gore rhythms
    "Bryant was also a budding cosmetologist, fond of trying out different hairstyles and posting them to TikTok. "

    Like others I am struggling to make sense of this tragedy. Could it be that this budding Vidal Sassoon was merely attempting to carry out an improvised, emergency haircut?

    Replies: @PiltdownMan, @Cortes, @Dissident799, @Buffalo Joe

    “Bryant was also a budding cosmetologist, fond of trying out different hairstyles and posting them to TikTok. ”

    “Budding cosmetologist” is the female version of “aspiring rapper.”

    • Agree: Cloudbuster
    • LOL: Joseph Doaks, Mark G.
  75. Hey iSteve, she didn’t kill the first, white, woman she attacked, why do you assume she would kill the second woman? Wasn’t the cop supposed to use his Taser® first? I bet she assumed she would be tased like she was all the other times.

    • Replies: @Bill
    @George

    "all the other times" LOL

  76. @Barnard
    @Jonathan Mason

    The family shouldn't be talking to the press at all. The grandmother is comparing what happened to Breonna Taylor, which while also justified, shows they were thinking of the ghetto lottery angle as soon as they heard the news. Is Ben Crump in Columbus to help them shakedown the city yet?

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

    It might be better to say that the press should not be talking to the family.

    • Replies: @ic1000
    @Jonathan Mason

    > It might be better to say that the press should not be talking to the family.

    Oh, but they aren't.

    At least, I don't see any indication that Randy Ludlow, Paulina Firozi, David A. Fahrenthold and Derek Hawkins of the WaPo, or NPR's Frank Morris have made any effort to talk to Nick Reardon's immediate family, extended family, foster parents, in-laws, neighbors, former classmates, or high school teachers.

    Y'know, to see if he ever helped an old lady across the street or broke up a, say, knife fight. Would friends and family claim that Reardon enjoys lip-synching to Beyonce? Is an all-around good person? Occasionally texts "How are you doing?" to cousins? Was an honor student in high school?

    Thanks to Journalism's High Ethical Standards, we'll never know, at least not until the trial.

  77. @Sean

    Knifeplay, just children’s knifeplay. She hadn’t even matured to gunplay yet
     
    Well the knife was real, but she played them with it and got herself shot dead.

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

    ----

    Body camera footage released by police shows Bryant swinging what appears to be a knife at two people
     
    One after the other neither of who got so much as a scratch. When Bryant was shot she was not lunging in, she was already on top of and holding Pinkie. Firing four rapid shots placed Pinkie in extreme danger as Bryant could have pulled Pinkie into the line of fire as she was falling or she could have moved in front of Pinkie or she might have jumped that way herself between shots.

    In new video, Makhia Bryant can be heard screaming “I’m gonna stab the fuck out of you, bitch,”
     
    Yes, to the fat white girl that wasn't touched I think. Do more people say that while waving a knife than carry out the threat?

    Body camera footage released by police shows Bryant swinging what appears to be a knife at two people during an altercation outside the property before an officer arrives and fires four shots at her torso.
     
    Nothing much happened until the cop arrived. Bryant needed the cop for something.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Jack D, @TWS

    If Knife Girl wasn’t actually trying to cut anybody up like you keep insinuating, she missed out on a heck of a career as a Hollywood extra and stunt woman. Isn’t the simpler explanation that she really was trying to stab the girls she attempted to stab?

    • Agree: Adam Smith
    • Replies: @Sean
    @Steve Sailer

    Having just seen much better and more complete video. I am now not so sure she was trying to get the cop to kill her her; by the same token, I don't think she was really aware of the impression she was creating and trying to have it both ways inasmuch she wanted to terrify the girls with the knife, but not commit a crime of extreme seriousness, or get shot. It may also have a bearing that she was not used to being treated as an adult by the authorities. Ms Bryant's aunt said her niece was attacked before she picked up the knife.

    The firing started slightly but significantly after the initially released frame. The selection of that frame within a few hours was Hollywood quality editing, making it look like Bryant's right arm had been caught mid motion drawn back for a killing thrust. The latest video indicates she had her knife more or less held in that position (drawn back ) throughout both assaults. There were no thrusts by the knife hand at all that I could see. She really was trying to stab the girls she did not even break the skin of?

    A colleague of the shooter cop that wanted to administer a medical check had to tell Reardon to stop pointing his gun at Bryant. From this I conclude Reardon has an exaggerated idea of the danger a teenage girl shot 4 times in and around the heart can pose. Maybe she was less dangerous on her feet than he thought too. There are policemen who would have handled this incident better I think. Doesn't mean Reardon committed any crime or behaved improperly though, he just is not a hero in my book.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Redman

  78. I’m very much considering moving from the city of my ancestors, and the destination is going to be any town without a state university campus. This rot has reached the core.

    • Agree: fish
  79. Steve has posited that blacks sort of just want to “be left alone by police while they exist in a parallel society” of sorts.

    Let em…..

    Let the cops do drive bys and wave.

    Or as Rahm put it….theyll “go fetal”….

    Hey the police don’t care….they still get their paycheck & pension.

    If Lasheaka and Tamaria want to get into an undisturbed knife fight…..let them maybe?

    If LeBron cares so much about the fallout let him use his millions to hire social workers or “community activists” or whatever to clean up the mess…..but stop asking me to pay for it via more cops and prisons/more welfare etc

    • Replies: @CCZ
    @Neoconned


    "Let the cops do drive bys and wave."

     
    Let the WHITE cops do drive bys and wave. And leave blacks to police themselves, like below:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhZF7ho3S_0

    Replies: @additionalMike

  80. There is a method to the madness. What appears to be doubling-down by some team media and circumspection by others is all a coordinated effort to move that Overton Window thingie.

    Yesterday brought the news that Biden(‘s handlers) and the Democrats were proposing to raise Capital Gain’s taxes to a crash the markets 43.8%. After the markets closed, Goldman said to expect 28%.

    Team Democrat/FBI/DOJ really have fully formed solutions for local and state law enforcement through nationalization of policing. They’ve got the resources, and the last four years they spectacularly succeeded in selling why it’s useless to resist them.

    Give the Devils their due, their “solutions” offer real value, both to institutions and individuals alike. Federal resources, career advancement, and most especially a proven track record of a lack of accountability for team members regardless of their malefactions.

    The following link is the website if you’re interested in a deep dive, including specifically on their exploitation of the problem that is “troubled youth.” This takes you to a post on the latest news re the Parkland Shooting:

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2021/04/21/broward-county-school-superintendent-robert-runcie-arrested-for-perjury-during-questioning-about-promise-program/

    With Trump gone there is simply no one standing in their way of breaking these institutions. Everyone has been conditioned to respond to each of these incidents congruent with their biases, none better than the next. Expressed emotion over the death of a troubled girl who ended up with a bad deal of the cards equivalent, or actually superior at the moment, to common sense and circumspection.

    I also suggest the following video in which Giuliani discusses how he and Bratton succeeded in spectacular reductions in crime in NYC:

    https://rumble.com/vds9a7-here-is-how-you-combat-americas-crime-epidemic-rudy-giuliani-ep.-111.html

  81. @Anonymous
    https://fox8.com/news/teacher-describes-teen-shot-by-columbus-police-as-a-girl-with-a-bright-future/

    Independence High School business education teacher Austin Owens said Ma’Khia emailed him about her 5-year plan the same day she was shot.

    “The language she used in her five-year plan was somebody who desperately wanted better for her life,” he said to WCMH.

    “And she wanted to make her parent proud. She wanted to be a productive citizen. I’m not paraphrasing – these are her exact words.”

    “She was going to run the world and she wasn’t going to be ostentatious about it,” Owens said. “She was going to do it.”
     

    Replies: @Lurker, @pyrrhus, @Anon, @Jack D, @Mr. Anon, @ben tillman, @Tex, @Jon

    Stabbing can be an act of love!

  82. @Mr. Anon
    @Polistra


    The future sounds very much like a pipe dream, I’m sorry to say. Soon as a community even begins to resemble what you’ve described, the MSM and BLM and ADL and SPLC and on and on will be assaulting your fence and that fence won’t last long.
     
    Not if you are the right kind of people. Only if you are a middle or lower-class white fly-over deplorable.

    Replies: @Supply and Demand, @ben tillman

    Those people deserve it.

  83. Well, I’m just glad I live in quiet, peaceful California these days. And I suspect that Steve may have similar sentiments…

    • Replies: @Pat Hannagan
    @Ron Unz

    Spoken like a true Boomer. I'm ok! You're ok!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re9s8iFyPuQ

    Ron, you grew up in a never heretofoe seen golden age, can you at least recognise that?

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @Ron Unz

    That's all fine and dandy for you and Steve (for now), Mr. Unz. You are happy the illegal and legal Hispanics drove the black people mostly out of California. Whether in the long pretty short run that means you will be living in America anymore is another story, but could you think about this question:

    Do you expect the rest of us to be glad we have more Hispanics? They can't drive the black people out everywhere, due to that pesky Conservation of Mass law. They've been going somewhere, right? I'll go back to the end of the movie clip I just put up:

    "We've got nowhere else to go, Sir!"

    Seriously, I wanted to check out Uruguay, but it's not truly some Beacon of Freedom or anything, just an out-of-the-way 1/2-decent bug-out location. That's no long-term solution for the White People in general. Plus, my latest thoughts have been "I'm stickin'".

    Replies: @Supply and Demand

    , @anon
    @Ron Unz

    Ron, "I got mine, sucks to be you" is not necessarily the best look, dude. Especially in the Current Year.

    https://www.thecollegefix.com/ive-lived-in-minneapolis-my-entire-life-im-leaving-friday-i-no-longer-recognize-my-hometown/



    OPINION: I no longer recognize Minneapolis. I no longer want to live here.

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Minneapolis is my home. My happiest memories are here. It’s where I learned to ride a bike, had my first date, received my high school diploma.

    But today, I’m too afraid to even walk in my neighborhood by myself.

    The ACE Hardware down the street? The one that I used to bike to in the summer? Robbed twice in the past five days.

    The Walgreens next to my elementary school? Molotov cocktail thrown into it.

    The Lake Harriet Bandshell, where we spent countless Mother’s Days? Homeless encampment popped up next door.

    These are the things you don’t read about in the news.

    Ten minutes from my house, at 38th and Chicago, there is still an autonomous zone. Police are not allowed to enter. Residents have died because medical authorities couldn’t get through, and carjackers (of which there are MANY) will speed into the zone to escape officer pursuit.

    My favorite dinner theater canceled its production of Cinderella because it was “too white.”
     
    , @Sir Launcelot Canning
    @Ron Unz

    Is this a feeble attempt at humor?

    , @Abe
    @Ron Unz


    Well, I’m just glad I live in quiet, peaceful California these days. And I suspect that Steve may have similar sentiments…
     
    Over a decade ago (it was in a Silicon Valley SEARS store, so that’s how long ago it was) I overheard two teen Hispanic store workers chatting as they did inventory. Both were good-naturedly ribbing each other about how bad their Spanish was at home (in perfect English). And I literally said to myself (a decade before I wound up on unz.com or was even a Steve reader): “Ron’s kids”.

    Your b!tch-slapping of bilingualism in California public education was one of the less heralded CivNat triumphs of the 90’s along with Ward Connerly’s ban on affirmative action, but maybe the most consequential next to Guilliani-style policing and work-for-welfare reforms.

    With that said, and with all do respect, can you really have no cognizance of the sort of massive, horrific violence that routinely goes on south of the border and that will be increasingly seen here as there effectively ceases being a border? Steve even had a story recently about Hispanic LAPD officers forming their own badged gangs.

    Don’t worry, though, I’ll be the first to make a hefty donation to your ransom Kickstarter page when Steve receives one of your fingers in the mail in this new normalmente America.

    Replies: @Ron Unz, @Matt Buckalew

    , @utu
    @Ron Unz

    "I’m just glad I live in quiet, peaceful California these days." - Mexicans Mafia shows its gratitude for your services rendered to all present and future Mexicans of California by assigning a special detail of essays that keep things quiet and peaceful in your vicinity.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4yeE6Szp74

    , @Anon
    @Ron Unz


    Well, I’m just glad I live in quiet, peaceful California these days. And I suspect that Steve may have similar sentiments…
     
    How much of the peace and quite do you attribute to the relatively large Asian (primarily Hispanic Asian) population?

    Replies: @Ron Unz

    , @Change that Matters
    @Ron Unz

    "Where pride is, there also shall be reproach: but where humility is, there also is wisdom."

    Choose wisely, Mr Unz.

  84. Has anyone else noticed the by now rote repetition of the phrase “Black and brown communities?” What is the “brown community?” Hispanics? Asians? Indians? All of the above? It sounds to me like a semantic attempt to dragoon the entire non-white world as pawns into this particular dispute that blacks have with law enforcement not letting them stab the fuck out of bitches whenever they want. It’s so nebulous though that nobody can tell what it means.

    • Agree: Ron Unz
  85. White libs need their daily fix of the “narrative.” If they don’t get it, folks running the WP fear those folks might actually get an independent thought. It’ll never happen, but it is still something to fear for the elite. For those who think there will come a day white libs will wake up, you have to buy the media and give them a narrative that is base on their farts smelling better then someone like the local white trucker. Good luck. I say we make them white human shields. Their loss will be mourn…maybe.

  86. @Dave Pinsen

    Two videos show her smiling and vibrant
     
    As the body cam video showed, she was vibrant to the end.

    Replies: @Some Guy, @Buck Ransom, @AnotherDad, @Prof. Woland

    “When they bring a knife to a fight, we bring a gun.”

    — Barack Obama, PBUH

  87. These people cannot be policed by White men.
    We should stop pretending that they can.

  88. Reporter: Was (s)he a good student?
    Teacher: That doesn’t really apply at Rupert High. They’re either cooperative or life threatening.

  89. “Did he have to get out of that car ready to shoot?” she said.

    It’s becoming increasingly clear that black people really don’t want to be policed. They want to be able to do their thang. If Ma’khia had stabbed the girl in pink, the “Black community” would not have been upset at all. It certainly wouldn’t be in the national media – MAYBE there would have been 3 lines in the police blotter section of the local paper if the other girl died. If she was merely wounded, then no mention. Ma’khia would have done 2 years in juvi hall and then out at 18. From the POV of the black community this would have been a better outcome than having some white cop kill Ma’khia. The girl in pink would have been dead but stabbings/shootings happen in ghetto all the time. Ain’t no big thang.

    Police should take the hint and eat more donuts when it comes to policing black neighborhoods. And I think that they will. They are already.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Jack D

    Jack, that's all likely true. It's just that White people, more than others, IMO, want to do what's RIGHT a lot, the right thing. This cop had a split second to react and his subconscious told him to do the right thing.

    If this country weren't so screwed up, he would be a local hero. He might have appreciated that a bit, but it's not what made this decision for him. I'm sure right now he indeed wishes he'd made it to that house about 5 or 10 minutes later. Once he was there though, he had no choice but to do the right thing.

    Now, if they'd just make Krispy Kremes non-fat ...

    Replies: @Adam Smith

    , @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @Jack D


    It’s becoming increasingly clear that black people really don’t want to be policed. They want to be able to do their thang. If Ma’khia had stabbed the girl in pink, the “Black community” would not have been upset at all. It certainly wouldn’t be in the national media – MAYBE there would have been 3 lines in the police blotter section of the local paper if the other girl died. If she was merely wounded, then no mention. Ma’khia would have done 2 years in juvi hall and then out at 18. From the POV of the black community this would have been a better outcome than having some white cop kill Ma’khia. The girl in pink would have been dead but stabbings/shootings happen in ghetto all the time. Ain’t no big thang.

    Police should take the hint and eat more donuts when it comes to policing black neighborhoods. And I think that they will. They are already.
     
    Blacks are a nation within a nation. They quite obviously don't like submitting to authority when it is wielded by non-blacks. Cops are just the leading edge of this.

    The problem with not policing black neighborhoods is that the conduct doesn't remain in black neighborhoods. It has a tendency to bleed out at the margins until Cities become uninhabitable.
  90. @Anonymous
    https://fox8.com/news/teacher-describes-teen-shot-by-columbus-police-as-a-girl-with-a-bright-future/

    Independence High School business education teacher Austin Owens said Ma’Khia emailed him about her 5-year plan the same day she was shot.

    “The language she used in her five-year plan was somebody who desperately wanted better for her life,” he said to WCMH.

    “And she wanted to make her parent proud. She wanted to be a productive citizen. I’m not paraphrasing – these are her exact words.”

    “She was going to run the world and she wasn’t going to be ostentatious about it,” Owens said. “She was going to do it.”
     

    Replies: @Lurker, @pyrrhus, @Anon, @Jack D, @Mr. Anon, @ben tillman, @Tex, @Jon

    I guess people who throw temper tantrums tend to come across like someone who wants to run the world. That doesn’t mean the world is going to put up with their obnoxious behavior.

  91. ‘“There are other disengagement techniques that police could have used here,” said Bryant.’

    Petitio principii.

    It appears the solution is anarchy for the black “communities” which support the Leftard model. Note that most blacks don’t ascribe to this model. They are just people, as MLK described. If we are to have lawless, no-go-zone enclaves, can we at least have border walls?

    OMT OMG . . . It appears Ms Bryant’s community considers cosmetologist a high calling.

  92. Steve what is your opinion? Are Diplock style courts now required in America where organised jury intimidation by terror groups is taking place?

  93. @YackDaRipper
    @Deadite

    Not just the cops. Should White people en masse go on strike for a week, this BS would end.

    Replies: @Morris Applebaum IV, @Sir Launcelot Canning

    If Whites in the entire country just voted and acted like Whites in the South, things would be infinitely better. White people in Minnesota actually voted for Keith Ellison and Ilhan Omar! If there is a point where idealism and masochism meet, it must be somewhere in Minnesota.

    • Agree: Ed
    • Replies: @Ed
    @Morris Applebaum IV

    Minnesota is just a fascinating case study in how altruistic whites can ruin a good thing in the span of 50 years. They aggressively imported the worst blacks both domestically and abroad and are now scurrying around trying to contain the fallout. None of this was necessary. Minnesota’s climate is not a natural attraction to black people. Whatever blacks that moved there could have been the more ambitious types instead they juiced up their welfare to get blacks looking to stretch their welfare checks.

    Mondale dying this week is probably a good metaphor for Minnesota’s fortunes going forward.

    Replies: @Prester John, @AceDeuce

  94. I’m sure the social workers would have dealt with Ma’Khia’s two attempted stabbings and the man kicking the girl on the ground in the head in a sensitive fashion.

    Um – they’re getting a little bit edgier these days. I heard from a psychiatric clinic in Berlin, they have developed a new tactic: They come as a crowd of at least six or seven persons, all trained in de-escalation tactics, to intimidate aggressors. – A wall of humans – isn’t that cute? – They admit though that it at times takes hours to get such a group together. – So perpetrators, please be – patient. If not, we just don’t cooperate with ya!

    • LOL: ben tillman
    • Replies: @res
    @Dieter Kief


    all trained in de-escalation tactics, to intimidate aggressors
     
    Because a group of unarmed people intimidating an irrational person with a weapon is clearly going to go well.

    P.S. The level of troll activity here is something these days.

    Replies: @BenKenobi, @anon

  95. @Sean

    Knifeplay, just children’s knifeplay. She hadn’t even matured to gunplay yet
     
    Well the knife was real, but she played them with it and got herself shot dead.

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

    ----

    Body camera footage released by police shows Bryant swinging what appears to be a knife at two people
     
    One after the other neither of who got so much as a scratch. When Bryant was shot she was not lunging in, she was already on top of and holding Pinkie. Firing four rapid shots placed Pinkie in extreme danger as Bryant could have pulled Pinkie into the line of fire as she was falling or she could have moved in front of Pinkie or she might have jumped that way herself between shots.

    In new video, Makhia Bryant can be heard screaming “I’m gonna stab the fuck out of you, bitch,”
     
    Yes, to the fat white girl that wasn't touched I think. Do more people say that while waving a knife than carry out the threat?

    Body camera footage released by police shows Bryant swinging what appears to be a knife at two people during an altercation outside the property before an officer arrives and fires four shots at her torso.
     
    Nothing much happened until the cop arrived. Bryant needed the cop for something.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Jack D, @TWS

    I’m gonna stab the fuck out of you, bitch,”

    ….Do more people say that while waving a knife than carry out the threat?

    Let me reverse this. Let’s say you’re right. More often it is an empty threat – 2 out of 3 times, “I’m gonna stab the fuck out of you, bitch”, said while wielding a large knife , is merely a figure of speech in the black community. Blacks have these colorful ways about them and say quaint things like that when they are angry. It’s just part of being an urban black in America, like weighing 250 lbs. when you are a 16 year old female and having an invented name with an apostrophe and not having an intact family.

    BUT, say in 1 out of 3 times, the knife wielder actually does it. The pile of black bodies who have been murdered by other blacks, often over the most trivial things, is quite real (and much larger than the pile of blacks who have been shot by the police). Knowing what you say, should the cop have just stood there hoping that this time Ma’khia wasn’t going to carry out her threat, because the knife wielders don’t keep their promises 100% of the time? Should he have waited a few seconds longer to see whether Ma’khia ACTUALLY stabbed the girl in pink to death and THEN shot her? Then there would have been 2 dead bodies instead of one.

    • Agree: Cloudbuster
    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @Jack D

    Broadly I agree. I suppose it is possible that the young woman in question was in the habit of running amok and threatening people with the knife, but everybody including the police knew that she never meant any harm, but was just a very low intelligence person who loved puppies and kittens with the a short fuse.

    In such cases it is not uncommon for the local police to have an existing relationship with the person.

    However in this case this did not appear to be so, and a cop would obviously deal very differently with people he had never met before, than with people whom he knew well from prior encounters of a similar nature.

    Additionally in the context of a man, an ally of the knife woman, kicking a girl in the head when she was on the ground, which in itself could constitute an act of attempted murder, the cop would have no choice but to shoot first and ask questions later if he could not get close enough to use a Taser.

  96. Ironic tweets and posts are about to get a work out.

    After all, for those who haven’t been listening, the medium is the message.

    Eg. as msm attacks on Whites as a collective increased social media broke out into excuses and attacks on the terms of msm attacks. No msm backed any of it up, if anything, Whites were attacked for being so callous as to respond with a group identity.

    As funding for online media must have hit some alltime high the freedom of White people bottomed out in an alltime low.

    Hannagan’s Law: irony is correlated to White social collapse

    The more irony, the less social cohesion, the opre literal the more social cohesion

    In short: ironic posting is a disservice, the only true and best response is direct rebuttal.

  97. @Ron Unz
    Well, I'm just glad I live in quiet, peaceful California these days. And I suspect that Steve may have similar sentiments...

    Replies: @Pat Hannagan, @Achmed E. Newman, @anon, @Sir Launcelot Canning, @Abe, @utu, @Anon, @Change that Matters

    Spoken like a true Boomer. I’m ok! You’re ok!

    Ron, you grew up in a never heretofoe seen golden age, can you at least recognise that?

  98. @Anonymous
    Bring back sundown towns.

    Or better yet, communes. The future is corporate structured communes, where residency is bought with shares. Totally fenced, private roads.

    Back at the beginning of the civil rights movement, Blacks agreed that there were many savage criminals in their community. But we're not all like that. Give us a chance.

    Well now, their official representatives defend every rapist and murderer darker than a Starbucks frappuccino. So I guess they are all like that. No thank you. Separation now.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco

    Whites who seek to live away from Blacks can move to Maine , which is just 1% Black and 95% white

    Maine is currently the optimum location for a future white nation. The cold winters keeps away Blacks. They have plenty of land and a large coast with ports and border only one state, New Hampshire (95% white)

    With a current population of 1.3 million, the politics of the state could be changed quickly if 100,000 white nationalists moved into the state. In 2016 Trump lost by 23,00o votes and the libertarian candidate obtained 38,100 votes.

    If a White homeland is desired , It could be achieved quickly in Maine. Are there 500,000 white nationalists in America ? Would 10% be willing to move to Maine ?

    • Thanks: al gore rhythms
    • Replies: @Morton's toes
    @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco

    https://www.fsp.org/

    Still hasn't picked up much steam though.

    , @James Speaks
    @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco

    There are enough white preservationists to switch the demographic in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

    Replies: @anon

  99. @Anonymous
    https://fox8.com/news/teacher-describes-teen-shot-by-columbus-police-as-a-girl-with-a-bright-future/

    Independence High School business education teacher Austin Owens said Ma’Khia emailed him about her 5-year plan the same day she was shot.

    “The language she used in her five-year plan was somebody who desperately wanted better for her life,” he said to WCMH.

    “And she wanted to make her parent proud. She wanted to be a productive citizen. I’m not paraphrasing – these are her exact words.”

    “She was going to run the world and she wasn’t going to be ostentatious about it,” Owens said. “She was going to do it.”
     

    Replies: @Lurker, @pyrrhus, @Anon, @Jack D, @Mr. Anon, @ben tillman, @Tex, @Jon

    And she wanted to make her parent proud.

    I guess virgin birth is a thing in the black community.

    • Replies: @res
    @Jack D

    I wonder who the teacher meant. I would expect Ma'khia to have a foster mother and foster father as well as her (mentioned) biological mother and (presumably, somewhere) a biological father.

    Perhaps "parent" is just Current Year teacher-speak designed not to give offense since it is so hard to know the exact details of everyone's situation?

    Replies: @Jack D

  100. @anon
    Hardin also points to a ballot initiative to create a civilian review board that would provide oversight and accountability, with subpoena power.

    Should work out about the same as bodycams did. After a couple of years, Hardin & friends will not like it, and will want some other thing instead.

    Replies: @Dan Hayes, @Tex

    Should work out about the same as bodycams did. After a couple of years, Hardin & friends will not like it, and will want some other thing instead.

    Part of the drill is getting rid of Internal Affairs units. While IA units are often criticized for being too favorable towards the police (which they are a part of after all), they also understand the situations that cops routinely work in. Getting rid of IA opens the way to replace them with review boards of hand-picked leftist activists.

  101. Tbf, the set “things Rs didn’t try when they had the power” forms a nice neat bijection with set of all sets so maybe he should be a little more specific here.

    SALT would have been big if you clowns didn’t proceed to immediately destroy the coalition that passed it.

  102. “Budding Cosmetologist!”

    Hahaaa, sorry I KNOW 4 people or so already made jokes, but this is just a 2 minute-duration LOL for me here.

    I would make a Carl Sagan joke now, but dammit, I’m too cracked up to even work on it.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Achmed E. Newman

    OK, I'll give it quick shot.:

    "Why would a hustler like you want to sign up for this kind of abuse?" "I want to be be a Cosmetologist, Sir!" "My Grandmama wants to be Cosmetologist!"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g2JN2PrHJg

  103. anon[722] • Disclaimer says:
    @J.Ross
    We are living in a society ruled by unaccountable overpromoted morons who had one or three good ideas and then surrounded themselves with armies of yes-men: this is especially clear in the Bezos Blog. What is the mechanism by which Bezos could discover that he was obhectively wrong about something? I don't think it exists.

    Replies: @anon, @James B. Shearer

    We are living in a society ruled by unaccountable overpromoted morons who had one or three good ideas and then surrounded themselves with armies of yes-men: this is especially clear in the Bezos Blog.

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

    What is the mechanism by which Bezos could discover that he was objectively wrong about something? I don’t think it exists.

    Why would Bezos want to discover he was wrong about … anything? Serious question.

    Things like the Bezos Blog and the New Duranty Times do not exist to produce a profit. Maybe they never did? They exist to shape public opinion, as Edward Bernays explained nearly 100 years ago in his book Crystalizing Public Opinion.

  104. Anonymous[398] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ben Kurtz
    Is it that the Race Hustlers have lately doubled down harder and harder on spinning obviously clean police shootings into tales of woeful undeserved violence rained down on Innocent Black Bodies that Didn't Do Nothin'? Or have they always employed this level of spin and duplicity -- only now, the ubiquity of bodycams and doorbell cams has made it possible to expose these absurdities in real time, while in the past we might have believed the so-called "eyewitnesses" and not realized we were being lied to so grossly?

    Put another way: have the crazies gotten crazier, or have the crazies stayed the same level of crazy, only the normies now have quicker access to more reliable evidence than was the case in the past so they more quickly realize that the crazies are crazy?

    If I had to bet $1, I'd put it on the latter hypothesis. I'm an optimist. What seems like nauseating increases in the evil cupidity of our ruling classes -- a pessimistic trend -- is actually increasing appreciation by rank-and-file citizens of the level of rot which has generally been there for a long time. We've just developed better tools to detect it and inform each other if it. This gives me hope that we can clean it out in due course.

    After all, crime and urban chaos are growing again, but if you look back 50 years you'll see that we've seen this movie before and know how to turn this corner when the time comes.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Whiskey, @slumber_j, @Anonymous, @DanHessinMD

    Is it that the Race Hustlers have lately doubled down harder and harder on spinning obviously clean police shootings into tales of woeful undeserved violence rained down on Innocent Black Bodies that Didn’t Do Nothin’? Or have they always employed this level of spin and duplicity

    If Bonfire Of The Vanities is to be believed, nothing has changed since the 1980s.

  105. @Achmed E. Newman
    "Budding Cosmetologist!"

    Hahaaa, sorry I KNOW 4 people or so already made jokes, but this is just a 2 minute-duration LOL for me here.

    I would make a Carl Sagan joke now, but dammit, I'm too cracked up to even work on it.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    OK, I’ll give it quick shot.:

    “Why would a hustler like you want to sign up for this kind of abuse?” “I want to be be a Cosmetologist, Sir!” “My Grandmama wants to be Cosmetologist!”

  106. @Steve Sailer
    @Sean

    If Knife Girl wasn't actually trying to cut anybody up like you keep insinuating, she missed out on a heck of a career as a Hollywood extra and stunt woman. Isn't the simpler explanation that she really was trying to stab the girls she attempted to stab?

    Replies: @Sean

    Having just seen much better and more complete video. I am now not so sure she was trying to get the cop to kill her her; by the same token, I don’t think she was really aware of the impression she was creating and trying to have it both ways inasmuch she wanted to terrify the girls with the knife, but not commit a crime of extreme seriousness, or get shot. It may also have a bearing that she was not used to being treated as an adult by the authorities. Ms Bryant’s aunt said her niece was attacked before she picked up the knife.

    The firing started slightly but significantly after the initially released frame. The selection of that frame within a few hours was Hollywood quality editing, making it look like Bryant’s right arm had been caught mid motion drawn back for a killing thrust. The latest video indicates she had her knife more or less held in that position (drawn back ) throughout both assaults. There were no thrusts by the knife hand at all that I could see. She really was trying to stab the girls she did not even break the skin of?

    A colleague of the shooter cop that wanted to administer a medical check had to tell Reardon to stop pointing his gun at Bryant. From this I conclude Reardon has an exaggerated idea of the danger a teenage girl shot 4 times in and around the heart can pose. Maybe she was less dangerous on her feet than he thought too. There are policemen who would have handled this incident better I think. Doesn’t mean Reardon committed any crime or behaved improperly though, he just is not a hero in my book.

    • Troll: GeneralRipper
    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Sean

    Sean, if the girl in pink was your daughter you wouldn't have posted what you did.

    Replies: @Sean

    , @Redman
    @Sean

    Who are you, Columbo with Aspergers?

    Replies: @Sean

  107. @Ron Unz
    Well, I'm just glad I live in quiet, peaceful California these days. And I suspect that Steve may have similar sentiments...

    Replies: @Pat Hannagan, @Achmed E. Newman, @anon, @Sir Launcelot Canning, @Abe, @utu, @Anon, @Change that Matters

    That’s all fine and dandy for you and Steve (for now), Mr. Unz. You are happy the illegal and legal Hispanics drove the black people mostly out of California. Whether in the long pretty short run that means you will be living in America anymore is another story, but could you think about this question:

    Do you expect the rest of us to be glad we have more Hispanics? They can’t drive the black people out everywhere, due to that pesky Conservation of Mass law. They’ve been going somewhere, right? I’ll go back to the end of the movie clip I just put up:

    “We’ve got nowhere else to go, Sir!”

    Seriously, I wanted to check out Uruguay, but it’s not truly some Beacon of Freedom or anything, just an out-of-the-way 1/2-decent bug-out location. That’s no long-term solution for the White People in general. Plus, my latest thoughts have been “I’m stickin’”.

    • Replies: @Supply and Demand
    @Achmed E. Newman


    [Hispanics] can’t drive the black people out everywhere
     
    Nonsense, they just need whites and Jews to let them.
  108. @Deadite
    Ace of Spades had a good comment. If it’s natural for blacks to be knifing each other all the time, that goes a long way to explaining cop black interaction, because whites sure don’t have knife fighting as a hobby. Except in movies.

    No wonder cops have to arrest all those blacks!

    Glenn Beck had it right. The cops need to go on strike. Show them what lack of policing really means. If they don’t there will be no jobs to go back to.

    Replies: @TTSSYF, @Hibernian, @Bannon, @AceDeuce

    …because whites sure don’t have knife fighting as a hobby. Except in movies.

    The famous scene in the Untouchables was not without some basis in reality.

    • Replies: @Deadite
    @Hibernian

    As a fellow Irishman everyone knows we are completely barbaric!

    Replies: @Hibernian

  109. @joe_mama
    @Morris Applebaum IV

    We were already on that trajectory prior to Trump. 2016 was far worse than 2012. BLM and World War T didn't even really exist. By 2016 they were practically in full bloom.

    Things are accelerating even faster now though, practically exponential at this point.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    We were already on that trajectory prior to Trump. 2016 was far worse than 2012. BLM and World War T didn’t even really exist. By 2016 they were practically in full bloom.

    Things are accelerating even faster now though, practically exponential at this point.

    I’m of your mind on this. All that happened is that the true power showed its face for once in opposition to Trump. It’s been there for a while, but unwilling to make itself known.

    • Agree: Anonymous Jew
    • Replies: @anon
    @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    All that happened is that the true power showed its face for once in opposition to Trump. It’s been there for a while, but unwilling to make itself known.

    Trump flipped over a very large, flat rock, revealing what lies beneath. It is understandable that the more squeamish do not wish to see thinks previously only imagined, like an HP Lovecraft story, now writhing and squirming in the light.

    We don't like it. Many don't want to even know about it. Yet it moves...

    , @Anonymous
    @Alec Leamas (hard at work)


    I’m of your mind on this. All that happened is that the true power showed its face for once in opposition to Trump. It’s been there for a while, but unwilling to make itself known.
     
    Please elaborate.
  110. All of this makes the burning controversies of 30 years ago look tame, but perhaps we can learn something from the past?

    https://infogalactic.com/info/Water_buffalo_incident

  111. @Jonathan Mason
    My sister had her funeral yesterday.

    When people die it is conventional for people in their families to say the best things about them. The trend in funerals these days is for them to be a celebration of the person's life, rather than mass weep-in. At least that is the theory.

    All these quotes and tributes that are being published are from Bryant's family members, who are in a state of shock,so obviously they are not objective analysis.

    I would not expect the family to be talking about why the girl was in a foster home at this time, but I am sure that information will eventually find its way into the public domain.

    There must be a lot of guilt in the family already, due to the fact that she was in a foster home, and the family is now in denial.

    Cops in the US do tend to be trigger happy, and usually the reason for this is that they are scared.

    This case was different and the police intervention appears to have been heroic, and perhaps the family of the deceased will eventually come to terms with this, but this is not the time.

    Replies: @Barnard, @Hibernian, @Jack D, @Johnny Smoggins, @James Forrestal

    The trend in funerals these days is for them to be a celebration of the person’s life, rather than mass weep-in.

    Or a combination of both.

  112. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Ron Unz

    That's all fine and dandy for you and Steve (for now), Mr. Unz. You are happy the illegal and legal Hispanics drove the black people mostly out of California. Whether in the long pretty short run that means you will be living in America anymore is another story, but could you think about this question:

    Do you expect the rest of us to be glad we have more Hispanics? They can't drive the black people out everywhere, due to that pesky Conservation of Mass law. They've been going somewhere, right? I'll go back to the end of the movie clip I just put up:

    "We've got nowhere else to go, Sir!"

    Seriously, I wanted to check out Uruguay, but it's not truly some Beacon of Freedom or anything, just an out-of-the-way 1/2-decent bug-out location. That's no long-term solution for the White People in general. Plus, my latest thoughts have been "I'm stickin'".

    Replies: @Supply and Demand

    [Hispanics] can’t drive the black people out everywhere

    Nonsense, they just need whites and Jews to let them.

  113. I’m sure the social workers would have dealt with Ma’Khia’s two attempted stabbings and the man kicking the girl on the ground in the head in a sensitive fashion.

    I haven’t read the commentary yet, so forgive me if I’m pointing out something already discussed:

    Social workers did deal with this, in loco parentis, by placing this girl in the foster home. It is sad that she died, good that she wasn’t allowed to murder someone, and evidence that social workers are not able to prevent violence.

    Would this young girl be dead if she wasn’t ensnared by social workers and the foster care system?

  114. Washington Post is owned by Jeff Bezos. Washington Post continually demonizes White and Christian Americans.

    Why TF are you still buying from Amazon, Patriots? Do you like digging your own grave?

  115. anon[215] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ron Unz
    Well, I'm just glad I live in quiet, peaceful California these days. And I suspect that Steve may have similar sentiments...

    Replies: @Pat Hannagan, @Achmed E. Newman, @anon, @Sir Launcelot Canning, @Abe, @utu, @Anon, @Change that Matters

    Ron, “I got mine, sucks to be you” is not necessarily the best look, dude. Especially in the Current Year.

    https://www.thecollegefix.com/ive-lived-in-minneapolis-my-entire-life-im-leaving-friday-i-no-longer-recognize-my-hometown/

    OPINION: I no longer recognize Minneapolis. I no longer want to live here.

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Minneapolis is my home. My happiest memories are here. It’s where I learned to ride a bike, had my first date, received my high school diploma.

    But today, I’m too afraid to even walk in my neighborhood by myself.

    The ACE Hardware down the street? The one that I used to bike to in the summer? Robbed twice in the past five days.

    The Walgreens next to my elementary school? Molotov cocktail thrown into it.

    The Lake Harriet Bandshell, where we spent countless Mother’s Days? Homeless encampment popped up next door.

    These are the things you don’t read about in the news.

    Ten minutes from my house, at 38th and Chicago, there is still an autonomous zone. Police are not allowed to enter. Residents have died because medical authorities couldn’t get through, and carjackers (of which there are MANY) will speed into the zone to escape officer pursuit.

    My favorite dinner theater canceled its production of Cinderella because it was “too white.”

    • Thanks: Anonymous Jew
  116. @Polistra

    family members struggled to make sense of the killing
     
    Just don't make sense, do it. Steve, will you let TD out of his cage so he can 'splain it to us all?

    Don Bryant said he had a hard time recognizing the teen seen in the police video lunging at others.
     
    Soon as someone smells a mega-millions judgment from the City, objects in the video will suddenly come into sharp focus.

    Replies: @SMK

    Who is TD and what will he “splain”?

  117. @Jack D
    @Sean


    I’m gonna stab the fuck out of you, bitch,”

    ....Do more people say that while waving a knife than carry out the threat?
     
    Let me reverse this. Let's say you're right. More often it is an empty threat - 2 out of 3 times, "I’m gonna stab the fuck out of you, bitch", said while wielding a large knife , is merely a figure of speech in the black community. Blacks have these colorful ways about them and say quaint things like that when they are angry. It's just part of being an urban black in America, like weighing 250 lbs. when you are a 16 year old female and having an invented name with an apostrophe and not having an intact family.

    BUT, say in 1 out of 3 times, the knife wielder actually does it. The pile of black bodies who have been murdered by other blacks, often over the most trivial things, is quite real (and much larger than the pile of blacks who have been shot by the police). Knowing what you say, should the cop have just stood there hoping that this time Ma'khia wasn't going to carry out her threat, because the knife wielders don't keep their promises 100% of the time? Should he have waited a few seconds longer to see whether Ma'khia ACTUALLY stabbed the girl in pink to death and THEN shot her? Then there would have been 2 dead bodies instead of one.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

    Broadly I agree. I suppose it is possible that the young woman in question was in the habit of running amok and threatening people with the knife, but everybody including the police knew that she never meant any harm, but was just a very low intelligence person who loved puppies and kittens with the a short fuse.

    In such cases it is not uncommon for the local police to have an existing relationship with the person.

    However in this case this did not appear to be so, and a cop would obviously deal very differently with people he had never met before, than with people whom he knew well from prior encounters of a similar nature.

    Additionally in the context of a man, an ally of the knife woman, kicking a girl in the head when she was on the ground, which in itself could constitute an act of attempted murder, the cop would have no choice but to shoot first and ask questions later if he could not get close enough to use a Taser.

  118. @YackDaRipper
    @Deadite

    Not just the cops. Should White people en masse go on strike for a week, this BS would end.

    Replies: @Morris Applebaum IV, @Sir Launcelot Canning

    Let’s do it. And targeted boycotts.

  119. @Polemos
    There are too many jokes about being overweight lurking in this write up/send off.

    Did anyone make a Uighur knife joke yet?

    Gallows humor is all that's left before the darkness, the sadness and the regrets.

    Replies: @hanoiparishilton, @War for Blair Mountain, @JimDandy, @The King is a Fink

    Can’t tell if Polemos knew about the knifing to death of eight or ten uninvolved Chinese bystanders several years ago in front of the main Kunming (Yunnan Province, PRC) by Uighur righteous avengers, Jihadi crazies, whatever. Up ’til then the Chinese hadn’t gone too far over the top oppressing their Uighurs. But they sure did thereafter.

  120. @Ron Unz
    Well, I'm just glad I live in quiet, peaceful California these days. And I suspect that Steve may have similar sentiments...

    Replies: @Pat Hannagan, @Achmed E. Newman, @anon, @Sir Launcelot Canning, @Abe, @utu, @Anon, @Change that Matters

    Is this a feeble attempt at humor?

  121. @TTSSYF
    @Deadite

    I've heard that police academies are having a very difficult time recruiting people, and I've been saying the same thing -- that the police should go on a nationwide strike. Maybe it shouldn't be limited to just the police, either. Other professions should strike in solidarity with the police; e.g., EMTs and fire rescue. After all -- aren't they often shot at when coming to rescue people from flooding, fire, etc.?

    Replies: @midtown

    I think strikes are in our future.

  122. @Abe
    Curious. Officer Reardon is a crack shot, a MISSION IMPOSSIBLE come-to-life weapons master. Curiouser. He comes from a multi-generational police & military family with extensive ties of experience and comradeship in both organizations. Curiouser. All these cohorts, legions even, of deadly white men with guns, epitomized by Officer Reardon's own father, will nevertheless meekly direct their deadly bright weapons in young Officer Reardon’s direction until he meekly lays down his own weapon, all his John Woo-level gun-fu training for absolutely naught, and be led to the slaughter (destruction of his career and livelihood? imprisonment? given up to murderous animals while incarcerated?) at the behest of a hateful, braying mob who hate him for nothing more than the color of his skin. A braying mob at whose front- eyes wild, white teeth bared in animalistic fury- are the supposedly pinnacle specimens of our “successful” multicultural experiment like Valerie Jarret. All this hate abetted and allowed to run free by twisted specimens of white manhood like Bezos and Gates who in a more honest age would have been exposed at birth for their incontrovertible monstrosity. The twisted white men at the top, the braying mob at he bottom, and all the disgusting layers of establishment putrescence in between- black media talking heads, fat lesbian college administrators, woke Big Tech middle managers, earnest grind Asian cub reporters, OWN all those deadly white men with guns. And so Reardon Sr. will talk his son off that ledge, tell him to put down that gun oh so recently wielded with Apollonian-like skill and righteousness. “C’mon son, take my hand. I’ll show you the way to Calvary. I’ve still got a pension I’m collecting and I can’t get behind on those boat payments”. The parable of our age. So so curious.

    Replies: @Old Prude, @Lucius Somesuch, @Morton's toes, @Mr smith

    I like the way you think.

  123. My ex-wife was a special Ed teacher in a high school. What drove her to drink was the large number of kids with Emotional Behavioral Disorder. “The girls are the worst,” she’d say.

  124. @Anonymous
    That video clip reminds me of the humorist PJ O'Rourke's description of a cock-fight he witnessed in the Philippines as "two and a half seconds of kicking down a white vest'.

    Replies: @El Dato

    Murder most fowl? Fighting cock that killed owner with three-inch knife to appear in court in India

    A rooster named Raja will appear in court in India after he killed his owner with a knife while attempting to flee an illegal cockfight.

    The incident took place on February 23 in the Jagtial district in the Indian state of Telangana.

    Raja was brought by his owner Thanugula Satish to a cock fight at the Yellamma temple on the outskirts of Lothunur village in Gollapalli mandal. Satish affixed a three-inch knife, known as kodi kathi, to his rooster’s leg before sending it into the fighting arena.

    When Raja attempted to flee the fighting ground, Satish caught him but the blade attached to the cock’s leg pierced the man’s groin. He bled to death soon after, while en route to the hospital.

  125. We need to stop predatory reactionary White manipulators seeking to profit from our persecution.

    No more laffing along with ironic jokes, especially those where we’re the racial punchline.

    No more accepting the default premise of sanctimonious shitlib pseudo white comedians.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Pat Hannagan


    No more laffing along with ironic jokes, especially those where we’re the racial punchline.
     
    Such as what?

    No more accepting the default premise of sanctimonious shitlib pseudo white comedians.
     
    Such as what?
  126. @Anonymous
    Fun Fact:

    The surname 'Pentland' originates from Scotland, and is a corruption of the word 'Pict Land'.
    Apparently, it refers to that part of eastern Scotland in which the Picts, the aboriginal inhabitants of Scotland, held out from the invading Scots, who originated from Ireland.

    Furthermore, 'Pict' means in Latin, 'painted man' referring to the Pictish custom of going in to battle 'stark bollock naked' save for a vivid blue body painting of woad juice.

    Replies: @Cortes, @Anonymous

    “Fun fact” is a stretch.

    “Fun” indeed, but sadly lacking in the factual content. Either a decent trolling exercise or idiosyncratic etymology plus a novel take on Scottish history and geography. I would pay good money to see the musical “Pent Yir Wagon” about a couple of woad-encrusted Caledonians seeking their fortunes. Keep ‘em coming.

    • Replies: @Liza
    @Cortes

    Maybe I shouldn't have been so quick to upvote that "fun fact"...

  127. Ma’Khia Bryant’s family remember her as loving, affectionate: ‘She didn’t even have a chance to live her life’

    For some reason that headline triggers my mind to re-play the theme from Born Free

    I wonder why the cops always manage to find shoot down the cream of the black community; aspring college student Michael Brown, budding & cheerful cosmetologist Ma’Kia Bryant.

    White cops just don’t know how to relate to black folks: “I’m gonna stab you bitch” while brandishing a knife is their way of saluting someone they respect, much like lifting the visor or saluting with one’s weapon arm became the fore-running practises behind the modern military salute. If Mr. Brown reached for the officer’s gun, it was because he did not have one of his own to salute the officer. We White folk really need to work harder to understand our bruthas and sistas.

    If there is any real justice to be had, it will be for America’s black neighbourhoods to be policed only by black police.

  128. @Dieter Kief

    I’m sure the social workers would have dealt with Ma’Khia’s two attempted stabbings and the man kicking the girl on the ground in the head in a sensitive fashion.
     
    Um - they're getting a little bit edgier these days. I heard from a psychiatric clinic in Berlin, they have developed a new tactic: They come as a crowd of at least six or seven persons, all trained in de-escalation tactics, to intimidate aggressors. - A wall of humans - isn't that cute? - They admit though that it at times takes hours to get such a group together. - So perpetrators, please be - patient. If not, we just don't cooperate with ya!

    Replies: @res

    all trained in de-escalation tactics, to intimidate aggressors

    Because a group of unarmed people intimidating an irrational person with a weapon is clearly going to go well.

    P.S. The level of troll activity here is something these days.

    • Replies: @BenKenobi
    @res

    Agreed. The moderation here leaves much to be desired.

    Yeah yeah, whim and all that. I’ve been posting here for what... 8, 9 years? Man don’t time fly when you drunk as hell. The amount of antagonists permitted to post here is appalling.

    , @anon
    @res

    Because a group of unarmed people intimidating an irrational person with a weapon is clearly going to go well.

    It's just another attempt to square the circle. Stack up enough "oughts" on top of each other and the desired "is" surely will somehow appear.

    Given the blank slate fallacy as a premise, all sorts of ideas can seem attractive. Even something like the New Soviet Man.

  129. “There really has been a lot of change and a lot of reform. We’ve done more in the last year in terms of police policy than we’ve done in 30 years, combined,” says Hardin…

    It set up a registry to screen for officers involved in hate groups.

    “Hate groups” being the white equivalent of the NAACP, the ADL, etc. They want a force of neutered cops who can’t say the least thing in defence of their own race. When reasonable and necessary force results in death when they’re arresting a non-white, they’ll be thrown to the wolves. Any sane white man would look elsewhere for a way to earn his living.

    • Agree: ben tillman
  130. @Jack D
    @Anonymous


    And she wanted to make her parent proud.
     
    I guess virgin birth is a thing in the black community.

    Replies: @res

    I wonder who the teacher meant. I would expect Ma’khia to have a foster mother and foster father as well as her (mentioned) biological mother and (presumably, somewhere) a biological father.

    Perhaps “parent” is just Current Year teacher-speak designed not to give offense since it is so hard to know the exact details of everyone’s situation?

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @res

    I think from the context that she was talking about her biological mother. Foster parents, especially when they are taking in almost fully grown teenagers, are taking these kids in mostly as a paying occupation and aren't really expected to express pride in them, nor are their wards interested in making their foster parents proud.

    As for parent singular, I suppose in the ghetto it's the norm for the mother (or grandmother) to be the sole parent who is involved in the kid's life. If both parents showed up for a parent teacher meeting it would be the rare exception. Of course back in the day when Ma'khia's mom was her custodial parent, probably nobody showed up at all. Apparently mom was trying to get custody back (or at least Ma'khia wanted her to) so she probably made some show of being interested.

    While the image of an obese black teenage girl wielding a giant knife and shouting, “I’m gonna stab the fuck out of you, bitch" has a certain all star hip hop (tragi)comic absurdity to it, the truth is that there must have been many years of abuse and neglect and misparenting and non-parenting (not to mention low IQ and low impulse control) that brought Ma'khia to that point. Of course, we are not going to hear about any of this, only about what a wonderful aspiring cosmetologist she was.

    Replies: @James B. Shearer, @Discordiax, @Dieter Kief

  131. @Jonathan Mason
    My sister had her funeral yesterday.

    When people die it is conventional for people in their families to say the best things about them. The trend in funerals these days is for them to be a celebration of the person's life, rather than mass weep-in. At least that is the theory.

    All these quotes and tributes that are being published are from Bryant's family members, who are in a state of shock,so obviously they are not objective analysis.

    I would not expect the family to be talking about why the girl was in a foster home at this time, but I am sure that information will eventually find its way into the public domain.

    There must be a lot of guilt in the family already, due to the fact that she was in a foster home, and the family is now in denial.

    Cops in the US do tend to be trigger happy, and usually the reason for this is that they are scared.

    This case was different and the police intervention appears to have been heroic, and perhaps the family of the deceased will eventually come to terms with this, but this is not the time.

    Replies: @Barnard, @Hibernian, @Jack D, @Johnny Smoggins, @James Forrestal

    First of all, I am sorry for your loss.

    I agree that it is quite normal for their families to speak only the best about their recently departed relatives. “De mortuis nil nisi bonum” (of the dead, speak only good) is literally an ancient maxim.

    However, what we have going on here is something quite different. The press and the Left (but I repeat myself) are taking these family statements at face value (when traditionally the role of the press was to be skeptical of EVERYONE – “if your mother says she loves you, check it out” was once the maxim of the hard boiled journalist). At MORE than face value – George Floyd, a drug addict and violent felon, was depicted as literally an angel with a halo. They are doing this not because they are under any real illusions (none of these folks would buy a house within a mile of George Floyd’s neighborhood or send their kids to school with George Floyd’s keeds) or because they gave the least goddamn about George Floyd as a human being when he was alive (neither did his family) but solely in order to serve a political agenda. They are in fact no longer journalists but propagandists.

    In a Leftist state, the role of journalism (the role of art, the role of the law, etc.) is not to convey truth but to further the Revolution. These cartoon figures are the Morozovs and Stakhanovs of our modern propaganda machines and have nothing to do with the actual, highly flawed humans behind the cartoon images. (BTW, Stalin was clear headed enough that he actually expressed in private that Morozov was a little stinker but he also knew that his death was politically useful – does Joe Biden actually have that level of clarity? I only WISH that Biden was smart enough to be cynical but I’m afraid that he actually believes the BS.)

    BTW, the trend in BLACK funerals these days is for the deceased’s enemies to show up and shoot up the funeral.

    • Agree: Redman
    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @Jack D

    But you don't know that the journalists are deliberately turning news into propaganda. Name the journalists. Name the editors.

    And the US is not a leftist state. It is one of the most rightist states in the world.

    As a naturalized American citizen myself, I share with many people around the world the view that many Americans are just plain crazy! And that includes their political parties and presidents, and their journalists. And it has nothing to do with left or right.

    It is all a bit like the kingdom of Laputa in Gulliver's Travels.

    Laputa is more complex than Lilliput or Brobdingnag because its strangeness is not based on differences of size but on the primacy of abstract theoretical concerns over concrete practical concerns in Laputan culture.

    Physical power in Laputa is important as in Lilliput and Brobdingnag. Here, power is exercised not through physical size but through technology. The government floats over the rest of the kingdom, using technology to gain advantage over its subjects. The floating island is both a formidable weapon and an allegorical image that represents the distance between the government and the people it governs.

    Maybe it is just that the journalists are crazy.

    People who have different cultures have different views of reality.

    Many stories here are based on reports in the Daily Mail. Love it or hate it, my perception of the Daily Mail is that they are mostly interested in writing human interest stories that will engage readers, which could be stories about police shootings, Covid-19, the sudden collapse of the European super league in soccer, or about Prince Harry and the Duchess of Los Angeles.

    The common factor is that these stories are about people and generally told from the point of view of the ordinary working person--so often pointing out how much celebrities paid for their home or car or airplane.

    But usually they are written from the point of view of common sense. Famous people, politicians royalty and celebrities are just seen as people like anybody else, only with more money than sense.

    The US has way too much celebrity journalism, where people like TV anchors are paid millions of dollars and inevitably end up leading a lifestyle that is divorced from the ordinary working person. And so they lose their perspective and they are just spinning their wheels, and frequently lacking in ordinary common sense.

    But I still doubt whether they are consciously putting out propaganda.

    It is all like the Iraq war and the weapons of mass destruction. Anybody who had half a brain realized that the threat to the world from the government of Saddam Hussein from germ warfare was grossly exaggerated.

    But the US press failed to hold the feet of US politicians to the fire over the issue in spite of worldwide protests. And disaster ensued.

    So did the US press really have a leftist agenda? Why would the left wing press want to promote a war against Iraq started by ultra right-wing politicians in which millions of people were killed?

    Maybe it was 4-dimensional chess, and the plan was that the American people would become so sickened by the GW Bush regime, that they would elect Obama, but this seems pretty far fetched given that Obama was only a hair left of center himself.

    Replies: @Jack D, @res, @ben tillman, @utu

    , @ic1000
    @Jack D

    Thanks for taking the time to explain how American Journalism works to Jonathan Mason. As his Reply to your comment amply demonstrates, you have opened his eyes.

    I'd copy-paste your remarks to my deeply cocooned family members. If I thought it had a chance of prompting some outside-the-Narrative thinking.

    , @Zoos
    @Jack D


    I agree that it is quite normal for their families to speak only the best about their recently departed relatives. “De mortuis nil nisi bonum” (of the dead, speak only good)

     

    Okay, I can do that...


    Ma'killa's dead?

    Good!

    😎

    Replies: @Clyde

  132. @Polemos
    There are too many jokes about being overweight lurking in this write up/send off.

    Did anyone make a Uighur knife joke yet?

    Gallows humor is all that's left before the darkness, the sadness and the regrets.

    Replies: @hanoiparishilton, @War for Blair Mountain, @JimDandy, @The King is a Fink

    Best comment so far…..The collapse of Civilization in America is surely coming right around the corner…too many years watching NFL football….too many years of Fantasy Football Fantasy…and the malignant tumor of the the 1960’s Sex-drugs-rock-and-roll culture….Woodstock 1969 was a rancid toilet bowl…..It would have been much better if baby boomer women converted to Islam and started wearing the hijab……Even a Taliban Euro-America would have been a vast improvement…

  133. Only one with a mask.

    Only one without a flag.

    • Thanks: AndrewR, res
    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Desiderius


    Pres. Biden appeared to be the only world leader wearing a mask
     
    Biden is actually Zorro.

    The Biden administration is pledging to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent to 52 percent by 2030, based on 2005 levels, as part of efforts to reach net-zero by 2050.
     
    Not sure whether that means that in 2030, greenhouse gas emissions shall be 50% (let's abstract those 2% away) of 2005 levels or whether in 2030, greenhouse gas emissions will be those of 2021 less 50% of those in 2005 or whether in 2030, greenhouse gas emissions will be those of a "no change scenario" projected for 2030, less 50% of those in 2005.

    In any case, that's nine years away.

    Start building nuclear reactors, and don't bother with this concrete crap around them.
    , @Ron Mexico
    @Desiderius

    Some people would say that is further confirmation that Biden isn't the actual President. I don't know, but I am sure that he is a douchebag.

    , @Buck Ransom
    @Desiderius

    The flag was burnt before the Zoom call.

    , @Anonymous
    @Desiderius


    Only one with a mask.
     
    Probably wasn't him then.
    , @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    @Desiderius

    "Only one with a mask."

    It's a body double under that diaper.

    The real Creepy Joe's left ear sits half an inch lower than his right (or vice-versa) - an incurable congenital deformity. Note the diaper rests symmetrically on this person's face. He is an impostor.

    Who knows: the real Creepy Joe Diapers might be dead or comatose. Or the Diapers Administration chose a body double so the President-Pretend appears lucid and non-senile.

  134. They do this so the GOP chases the squirrel of defending Tim Scott (and defensively choosing him as the face of their party) instead of defending the nation, her people, and her history from the terroristic defamation of those who would destroy her.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
  135. @Colin Wright
    So police should stop responding to altercations that only involve black people.

    Replies: @Rob McX

    I can imagine some savvy white cop in the future: “Oh, I’m sorry, I thought you said the fight was on Emmett Till Street. It’s so confusing, what with Emmett Till Avenue, Emmett Till Boulevard and everything. What, somebody is dead already? Oh, that’s too bad…”

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Rob McX

    If the cop had just stood there while Ma'khia stabbed the girl in pink, we would have read about how cops don't really care about Black Lives and how he would have reacted differently if the girl in pink was white. Whatever the cops do (or don't do) is racism. It's a total lose-lose.

  136. Off Topic:

    “The Klan would march outside of courthouses and threaten all kinds of reprisals if the jury ever dared convict a white person or acquit a black person,” Dershowitz said in an interview on Newsmax.

    I just read this quote about the Chauvin jury being intimidated, and I wonder. Does anybody know if what Dershowitz is saying here is fact? Did that really happen more than once? His tone of voice makes it seem like that was standard American justice for… what? 200 years?

    This is closely related to the BB’s joke of “it’s just Steve.” Dershowitz heard about this happening once somewhere, and now it’s part of his view of history.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @stillCARealist

    It's believable, and it furthers the agenda of discrediting BLM. Good enough for me

    , @Harry Baldwin
    @stillCARealist

    There's a lot of truth in what Dershowitz is saying. I don't know how often that happened, but it did with some regularity. In John Boessenecker's book about Frank Hamer, "Texas Ranger," there's an account of the Sherman riot of 1930, in which a white mob surrounded and attacked a courthouse in which George Hughes, a black rapist, was being held for trial. Hamer was among the small group of law enforcement officers who tried to defend the place, in vain. They mob ended up burning down the building, burning Hughes alive. I had not heard of that incident previously.

    Be that as it may, I think Dershowitz's statement is accurate and it's good rhetoric to liken BLM to the KKK of a century ago.

    Replies: @Alden, @J.Ross

  137. @J.Ross
    We are living in a society ruled by unaccountable overpromoted morons who had one or three good ideas and then surrounded themselves with armies of yes-men: this is especially clear in the Bezos Blog. What is the mechanism by which Bezos could discover that he was obhectively wrong about something? I don't think it exists.

    Replies: @anon, @James B. Shearer

    “… What is the mechanism by which Bezos could discover that he was obhectively wrong about something? ..”

    The stock price of Amazon could fall by 50%. I expect that would get his attention.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @James B. Shearer

    No. Woke is the proof of liberation from the need to make a profit or care what customers think. Especially in the case of Bezos. Look at the sports teams and movie studios chase away their fans.

  138. @res
    @Jack D

    I wonder who the teacher meant. I would expect Ma'khia to have a foster mother and foster father as well as her (mentioned) biological mother and (presumably, somewhere) a biological father.

    Perhaps "parent" is just Current Year teacher-speak designed not to give offense since it is so hard to know the exact details of everyone's situation?

    Replies: @Jack D

    I think from the context that she was talking about her biological mother. Foster parents, especially when they are taking in almost fully grown teenagers, are taking these kids in mostly as a paying occupation and aren’t really expected to express pride in them, nor are their wards interested in making their foster parents proud.

    As for parent singular, I suppose in the ghetto it’s the norm for the mother (or grandmother) to be the sole parent who is involved in the kid’s life. If both parents showed up for a parent teacher meeting it would be the rare exception. Of course back in the day when Ma’khia’s mom was her custodial parent, probably nobody showed up at all. Apparently mom was trying to get custody back (or at least Ma’khia wanted her to) so she probably made some show of being interested.

    While the image of an obese black teenage girl wielding a giant knife and shouting, “I’m gonna stab the fuck out of you, bitch” has a certain all star hip hop (tragi)comic absurdity to it, the truth is that there must have been many years of abuse and neglect and misparenting and non-parenting (not to mention low IQ and low impulse control) that brought Ma’khia to that point. Of course, we are not going to hear about any of this, only about what a wonderful aspiring cosmetologist she was.

    • Replies: @James B. Shearer
    @Jack D

    "... the truth is that there must have been many years of abuse and neglect and misparenting and non-parenting .."

    It's not always the fault of the parents.

    , @Discordiax
    @Jack D

    " Foster parents, especially when they are taking in almost fully grown teenagers, are taking these kids in mostly as a paying occupation and aren’t really expected to express pride in them, nor are their wards interested in making their foster parents proud."

    You're being 10-20% too cynical about foster parents. The foster mother in question was enough of a parent / role model / etc that a bunch of her ex-foster kids were at the house for her birthday party.

    That said, the foster parents are only human, there's only so much they can do. Some number of foster kids you can't do much for.

    Replies: @Matt Buckalew

    , @Dieter Kief
    @Jack D


    They are doing this not because they are under any real illusions (none of these folks would buy a house within a mile of George Floyd’s neighborhood or send their kids to school with George Floyd’s keeds) or because they gave the least goddamn about George Floyd as a human being when he was alive (neither did his family) but solely in order to serve a political agenda. They are in fact no longer journalists but propagandists
     
    I agree mostly, just not with the conclusion: I do agree that the public sphere is distorted. But that the damage is done intentionally I doubt.
    Such regressive actions stem from the vibes in the air. And what everybody up there in politics and in the media gets is that the beast is about to awake and that they'd better act. Like, punish a few - why not white?! - people really hard. Hopefully, the beast will then doze on.
    The more gentle version of this state of mind I oftentimes encounter is: There is really something going terribly wrong and somebody has to do something about it. Now - since our institutions*****
    incorporate so much injustice and cruelty - why not - hand them over? What could go wrong - everybody loves somebody: Don't be scared. We will soon be all fine.


    ***** - that is a constant meme for decades: The institutions as reflections or realizations of all that has been wrong - not least in the past. - This idea survived all kinds of waves and fashions. It started with de Sade and Nietzsche, was taken over by Marx, Max Weber had a rational way of dealing with these things but did not get through. Instead along came Neo-Marxism (Herbert Marcuse - Counter Revolution and Revolt)), Erving Goffman (the total institution), Behaviorism, Noam Chomsky, and finally postmodernism (Deleuze Guattari, Lyotard, radical feminism) and deconstructivism (Derrida, de Man, Judith Butler) and even behavioral economic theory fits into this pattern. Nudging being the coddled kindergarten answer to the problem of the total institution.  - sigh.

    Coda

    The root cause of all evil being of course, that people just can't sit in a room and be patient and content (French mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal) - especially not in our hysterically modern times (Sigmund Freud).
    (I know that I end on a rather ironic note, but I can't help it. If I'm not ironic, at least a bit- - - - I can't get no - satisfaction... - not here, not now...).

  139. @Rob McX
    @Colin Wright

    I can imagine some savvy white cop in the future: "Oh, I'm sorry, I thought you said the fight was on Emmett Till Street. It's so confusing, what with Emmett Till Avenue, Emmett Till Boulevard and everything. What, somebody is dead already? Oh, that's too bad..."

    Replies: @Jack D

    If the cop had just stood there while Ma’khia stabbed the girl in pink, we would have read about how cops don’t really care about Black Lives and how he would have reacted differently if the girl in pink was white. Whatever the cops do (or don’t do) is racism. It’s a total lose-lose.

  140. @Mr. Anon

    It’s an intimate moment between mother and daughter, who were working hard to reunite after Bryant was placed in foster care, family members said.
     
    Yeah, so.............um......................what's up with that? Why was she in foster care? Did her Mom perhaps kick her out of the house because she (the Mom) was afraid of her? I don't know, but I suspect there is a pertinant story there.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Anon

    It’s possible she was an farmed out to some nice white liberal family because her parents couldn’t handle her. or because they had higher priorities than child-raising. God help the foster family if they try to get a cut from the ghetto lottery jackpot that’s coming up.

  141. @Desiderius
    https://twitter.com/alexsalvinews/status/1385582821981499399?s=20

    Only one with a mask.

    Only one without a flag.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Ron Mexico, @Buck Ransom, @Anonymous, @Je Suis Omar Mateen

    Pres. Biden appeared to be the only world leader wearing a mask

    Biden is actually Zorro.

    The Biden administration is pledging to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent to 52 percent by 2030, based on 2005 levels, as part of efforts to reach net-zero by 2050.

    Not sure whether that means that in 2030, greenhouse gas emissions shall be 50% (let’s abstract those 2% away) of 2005 levels or whether in 2030, greenhouse gas emissions will be those of 2021 less 50% of those in 2005 or whether in 2030, greenhouse gas emissions will be those of a “no change scenario” projected for 2030, less 50% of those in 2005.

    In any case, that’s nine years away.

    Start building nuclear reactors, and don’t bother with this concrete crap around them.

  142. In other iSteve news, a trans-species entrant has won a high school girls race:

    Logan High School track meet — Dog wins

    • LOL: El Dato
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Oh, come on! I saw that pooch cheat - he came off the grass 1/2 way around. (Well, it was a relay ...)

    OK, that one made my day. Thank you, Buzz.

    Replies: @fish

    , @Alfa158
    @Buzz Mohawk

    To paraphrase Orwell; two legs good, four legs faster.

  143. @Ben Kurtz
    Is it that the Race Hustlers have lately doubled down harder and harder on spinning obviously clean police shootings into tales of woeful undeserved violence rained down on Innocent Black Bodies that Didn't Do Nothin'? Or have they always employed this level of spin and duplicity -- only now, the ubiquity of bodycams and doorbell cams has made it possible to expose these absurdities in real time, while in the past we might have believed the so-called "eyewitnesses" and not realized we were being lied to so grossly?

    Put another way: have the crazies gotten crazier, or have the crazies stayed the same level of crazy, only the normies now have quicker access to more reliable evidence than was the case in the past so they more quickly realize that the crazies are crazy?

    If I had to bet $1, I'd put it on the latter hypothesis. I'm an optimist. What seems like nauseating increases in the evil cupidity of our ruling classes -- a pessimistic trend -- is actually increasing appreciation by rank-and-file citizens of the level of rot which has generally been there for a long time. We've just developed better tools to detect it and inform each other if it. This gives me hope that we can clean it out in due course.

    After all, crime and urban chaos are growing again, but if you look back 50 years you'll see that we've seen this movie before and know how to turn this corner when the time comes.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Whiskey, @slumber_j, @Anonymous, @DanHessinMD

    “After all, crime and urban chaos are growing again, but if you look back 50 years you’ll see that we’ve seen this movie before and know how to turn this corner when the time comes.”

    Joe Biden actually help us turn the corner last time. He actually drafted the Senate version of 1994 Crime Bill that led to dramatic crime reduction.

    2021 Joe, changed by dotage and wokeness, actually pours gasoline on the fire.

    To quote Jack Posobiec:
    Get out of the cities.

  144. @Desiderius
    https://twitter.com/alexsalvinews/status/1385582821981499399?s=20

    Only one with a mask.

    Only one without a flag.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Ron Mexico, @Buck Ransom, @Anonymous, @Je Suis Omar Mateen

    Some people would say that is further confirmation that Biden isn’t the actual President. I don’t know, but I am sure that he is a douchebag.

    • LOL: Tex
  145. @Anonymous
    https://fox8.com/news/teacher-describes-teen-shot-by-columbus-police-as-a-girl-with-a-bright-future/

    Independence High School business education teacher Austin Owens said Ma’Khia emailed him about her 5-year plan the same day she was shot.

    “The language she used in her five-year plan was somebody who desperately wanted better for her life,” he said to WCMH.

    “And she wanted to make her parent proud. She wanted to be a productive citizen. I’m not paraphrasing – these are her exact words.”

    “She was going to run the world and she wasn’t going to be ostentatious about it,” Owens said. “She was going to do it.”
     

    Replies: @Lurker, @pyrrhus, @Anon, @Jack D, @Mr. Anon, @ben tillman, @Tex, @Jon

    “She was going to run the world and she wasn’t going to be ostentatious about it,” Owens said. “She was going to do it.”

    What does that even mean? She planned to join the Illuminati and run the World from behind the scenes? How is this or any other teenager going to “run the World”. Do High School teachers now routinely indulge their students in grandiose delusions? Everyone is above average now and yet – it’s strange – the World still doesn’t resemble Lake Woebegone.

    • Replies: @Redman
    @Mr. Anon

    Minneapolis sure doesn’t.

  146. @Ron Unz
    Well, I'm just glad I live in quiet, peaceful California these days. And I suspect that Steve may have similar sentiments...

    Replies: @Pat Hannagan, @Achmed E. Newman, @anon, @Sir Launcelot Canning, @Abe, @utu, @Anon, @Change that Matters

    Well, I’m just glad I live in quiet, peaceful California these days. And I suspect that Steve may have similar sentiments…

    Over a decade ago (it was in a Silicon Valley SEARS store, so that’s how long ago it was) I overheard two teen Hispanic store workers chatting as they did inventory. Both were good-naturedly ribbing each other about how bad their Spanish was at home (in perfect English). And I literally said to myself (a decade before I wound up on unz.com or was even a Steve reader): “Ron’s kids”.

    Your b!tch-slapping of bilingualism in California public education was one of the less heralded CivNat triumphs of the 90’s along with Ward Connerly’s ban on affirmative action, but maybe the most consequential next to Guilliani-style policing and work-for-welfare reforms.

    With that said, and with all do respect, can you really have no cognizance of the sort of massive, horrific violence that routinely goes on south of the border and that will be increasingly seen here as there effectively ceases being a border? Steve even had a story recently about Hispanic LAPD officers forming their own badged gangs.

    Don’t worry, though, I’ll be the first to make a hefty donation to your ransom Kickstarter page when Steve receives one of your fingers in the mail in this new normalmente America.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
    @Abe


    Over a decade ago (it was in a Silicon Valley SEARS store, so that’s how long ago it was) I overheard two teen Hispanic store workers chatting as they did inventory. Both were good-naturedly ribbing each other about how bad their Spanish was at home (in perfect English). And I literally said to myself (a decade before I wound up on unz.com or was even a Steve reader): “Ron’s kids”.
     
    Thanks. I've often had similar experiences over the years.

    With that said, and with all do respect, can you really have no cognizance of the sort of massive, horrific violence that routinely goes on south of the border and that will be increasingly seen here as there effectively ceases being a border? Steve even had a story recently about Hispanic LAPD officers forming their own badged gangs.
     
    Well, I first became a little friendly with Peter Brimelow around 1992 in NYC. He and all of his friends had one set of predictions of what would happen to California if immigration continued, and I had a very different one. Thirty years have gone by, and I think that's enough time to decide who was right.

    Remember, I live in Palo Alto and East Palo Alto is right next door. Thirty years ago, it had the highest per capita murder rate in America, but these days homicides have declined by something like 95% and it's a very pleasant working-class community, with major regional shopping centers. The demographics changed...

    Since so many of the Tech CEOs live in Palo Alto, maybe otherwise they'd be much less sympathetic to all the George Floyd craziness.

    Replies: @Abe, @Stonewall Jackson

    , @Matt Buckalew
    @Abe

    Rofl you simps are too fucking stupid for words. Ron Unz did to white people in California what knife girl was trying to do to pink shirt. Prop 187 was California’s last chance- Ron teamed up with the globalists to destroy it.

  147. @Morris Applebaum IV
    I can't even imagine what the comments here would be if Bezos were Jewish. Here is a true Master of the Universe who has turned a formerly liberal, but respectable paper into a civilization-wrecking monstrosity.

    I also can't help but conclude that Donald Trump has empowered the bad guys way more than the good guys. America is far worse now than even in 2016. Our children and grandchildren will suffer because of his lack of discipline.

    Replies: @joe_mama, @tertius, @Harry Baldwin, @Rooster11

    Don’t assign the blame for the escalating craziness to Trump . He was trying to stop it as best he could against a powerful and United opposition that included most members of his own party. His election threw the Left into overdrive. It’s now doing everything it can to ensure that never again can someone outside the uniparty be allowed to be elected. Granted, Trump’s accomplishments can be outdone, but he has exposed these people and forced them to reveal their true agenda, and for that he deserves thanks . Don’t blame him for the craziness of the Left. It’s their nature.

    • Agree: ben tillman, TTSSYF
    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @Harry Baldwin

    Trump simply poured gas on the fire without doing anything to meaningfully fight the fire.

    I could forgive his greed and narcissism if he had done anything for us, but he didn't.

    Replies: @AceDeuce

  148. Anon[164] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mr. Anon

    It’s an intimate moment between mother and daughter, who were working hard to reunite after Bryant was placed in foster care, family members said.
     
    Yeah, so.............um......................what's up with that? Why was she in foster care? Did her Mom perhaps kick her out of the house because she (the Mom) was afraid of her? I don't know, but I suspect there is a pertinant story there.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Anon

    For those who are unaware, one of the foster parents the aspiring stabber was placed with is actually the gentleman seen kicking the other teenage girl in the head after the beefalo shoved her down.

    I know we aren’t even close to maximum clownworld, but woo boy are we getting a show along the way…

  149. @Jack D
    @Jonathan Mason

    First of all, I am sorry for your loss.

    I agree that it is quite normal for their families to speak only the best about their recently departed relatives. "De mortuis nil nisi bonum" (of the dead, speak only good) is literally an ancient maxim.

    However, what we have going on here is something quite different. The press and the Left (but I repeat myself) are taking these family statements at face value (when traditionally the role of the press was to be skeptical of EVERYONE - "if your mother says she loves you, check it out" was once the maxim of the hard boiled journalist). At MORE than face value - George Floyd, a drug addict and violent felon, was depicted as literally an angel with a halo. They are doing this not because they are under any real illusions (none of these folks would buy a house within a mile of George Floyd's neighborhood or send their kids to school with George Floyd's keeds) or because they gave the least goddamn about George Floyd as a human being when he was alive (neither did his family) but solely in order to serve a political agenda. They are in fact no longer journalists but propagandists.

    In a Leftist state, the role of journalism (the role of art, the role of the law, etc.) is not to convey truth but to further the Revolution. These cartoon figures are the Morozovs and Stakhanovs of our modern propaganda machines and have nothing to do with the actual, highly flawed humans behind the cartoon images. (BTW, Stalin was clear headed enough that he actually expressed in private that Morozov was a little stinker but he also knew that his death was politically useful - does Joe Biden actually have that level of clarity? I only WISH that Biden was smart enough to be cynical but I'm afraid that he actually believes the BS.)

    BTW, the trend in BLACK funerals these days is for the deceased's enemies to show up and shoot up the funeral.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @ic1000, @Zoos

    But you don’t know that the journalists are deliberately turning news into propaganda. Name the journalists. Name the editors.

    And the US is not a leftist state. It is one of the most rightist states in the world.

    As a naturalized American citizen myself, I share with many people around the world the view that many Americans are just plain crazy! And that includes their political parties and presidents, and their journalists. And it has nothing to do with left or right.

    It is all a bit like the kingdom of Laputa in Gulliver’s Travels.

    Laputa is more complex than Lilliput or Brobdingnag because its strangeness is not based on differences of size but on the primacy of abstract theoretical concerns over concrete practical concerns in Laputan culture.

    Physical power in Laputa is important as in Lilliput and Brobdingnag. Here, power is exercised not through physical size but through technology. The government floats over the rest of the kingdom, using technology to gain advantage over its subjects. The floating island is both a formidable weapon and an allegorical image that represents the distance between the government and the people it governs.

    Maybe it is just that the journalists are crazy.

    People who have different cultures have different views of reality.

    Many stories here are based on reports in the Daily Mail. Love it or hate it, my perception of the Daily Mail is that they are mostly interested in writing human interest stories that will engage readers, which could be stories about police shootings, Covid-19, the sudden collapse of the European super league in soccer, or about Prince Harry and the Duchess of Los Angeles.

    The common factor is that these stories are about people and generally told from the point of view of the ordinary working person–so often pointing out how much celebrities paid for their home or car or airplane.

    But usually they are written from the point of view of common sense. Famous people, politicians royalty and celebrities are just seen as people like anybody else, only with more money than sense.

    The US has way too much celebrity journalism, where people like TV anchors are paid millions of dollars and inevitably end up leading a lifestyle that is divorced from the ordinary working person. And so they lose their perspective and they are just spinning their wheels, and frequently lacking in ordinary common sense.

    But I still doubt whether they are consciously putting out propaganda.

    It is all like the Iraq war and the weapons of mass destruction. Anybody who had half a brain realized that the threat to the world from the government of Saddam Hussein from germ warfare was grossly exaggerated.

    But the US press failed to hold the feet of US politicians to the fire over the issue in spite of worldwide protests. And disaster ensued.

    So did the US press really have a leftist agenda? Why would the left wing press want to promote a war against Iraq started by ultra right-wing politicians in which millions of people were killed?

    Maybe it was 4-dimensional chess, and the plan was that the American people would become so sickened by the GW Bush regime, that they would elect Obama, but this seems pretty far fetched given that Obama was only a hair left of center himself.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Jonathan Mason

    Gulf War was 30 years ago. It was a foreign war and it involved a dictator that even (most) Leftists found to be unlovable. The American Left is always afraid of being seen as unpatriotic (because they are) and so will often take a rightist position in foreign affairs as a shield.

    This is a whole different kettle of fish than American domestic politics. You want to know the names of the journalists and their publications - just look up above and you will see their bylines. On what planet is the article above an objective accounting of the brief life of Ma'khia as opposed to a piece of hagiography for our new god, the Numinous Negro? If you can't see this, it's because you don't want to see it.

    Replies: @Redman

    , @res
    @Jonathan Mason


    But you don’t know that the journalists are deliberately turning news into propaganda. Name the journalists. Name the editors.
     
    It is fascinating that you are here reading iSteve and writing in the comments section and:
    1. Apparently believe this.
    2. Expect us to take you seriously when you say it.

    P.S. In case it is not obvious, as one example just use all of the names which are joked about here as "iSteve content providers."

    P.P.S. Though perhaps you justify it by using these words: "don’t know that the journalists are deliberately." In any case, it seems clear that qualifiers or no you are attempting to play motte and bailey and using that statement to assert this is not happening.
    , @ben tillman
    @Jonathan Mason


    But you don’t know that the journalists are deliberately turning news into propaganda. Name the journalists. Name the editors.

    And the US is not a leftist state. It is one of the most rightist states in the world.
     

    Of course, it's a Leftist state. That is something to be judged absolutely, not relatively. Moreover, since the US has the world's most powerful empire, it stands to reason that is the most Leftist. Empire = Left. Aggression = Left. Immigration (a form of aggression) = Left. Centralized power = Left. Centralized wealth = Left.

    But I still doubt whether they are consciously putting out propaganda.
     
    Doubt "that".

    If you can't "believe whether", you can hardly "doubt whether".


    It is all like the Iraq war and the weapons of mass destruction. Anybody who had half a brain realized that the threat to the world from the government of Saddam Hussein from germ warfare was grossly exaggerated.

    But the US press failed to hold the feet of US politicians to the fire over the issue in spite of worldwide protests. And disaster ensued.

    So did the US press really have a leftist agenda? Why would the left wing press want to promote a war against Iraq started by ultra right-wing politicians in which millions of people were killed?

     

    Yes, the US press had a Leftist agenda, which was why it told so many lies to p[romote the war started by ULTRA-LEFT-WING deep-staters. They and Wolfowitz and Perle and the PNACers were all on the same side -- THE LEFT.

    P.S. -- I too am sorry to hear about your sister. My condolences.

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @utu
    @Jonathan Mason

    “It is not easy to discern whether contemporary journalism is a cynical way to get rich by corrupting man or a “cultural” apostolate carried out by hopelessly uncivilized minds.” - Nicolás Gómez Dávila

  150. I read Knife Girl was on the honor roll at Roosevelt Franklin Elementary School. Sharp kid.

  151. Isn’t the simpler explanation that she really was trying to stab the girls she attempted to stab?

    Occam’s knife-girl.

    • LOL: Harry Baldwin
  152. @res
    @Dieter Kief


    all trained in de-escalation tactics, to intimidate aggressors
     
    Because a group of unarmed people intimidating an irrational person with a weapon is clearly going to go well.

    P.S. The level of troll activity here is something these days.

    Replies: @BenKenobi, @anon

    Agreed. The moderation here leaves much to be desired.

    Yeah yeah, whim and all that. I’ve been posting here for what… 8, 9 years? Man don’t time fly when you drunk as hell. The amount of antagonists permitted to post here is appalling.

  153. @Anonymous
    https://twitter.com/NickFondacaro/status/1385022505367314435

    Replies: @Jack Armstrong

    French hysteria over so-called knife violence …

    French police station stabbing: Terror inquiry into Rambouillet knife attack A female police employee has been fatally stabbed in a knife attack at a police station in Rambouillet, south-west of Paris.

    Anti-terror prosecutors have taken over the inquiry, and the killing is being treated as a possible terrorist attack.

    The 48-year-old unarmed administrative officer was stabbed in the neck.

    The 36-year-old attacker, who reportedly came to France from Tunisia several years ago,

    beaucoup racism here…

    was shot and later died in hospital.

    The stabbing took place in the secure entrance to the police station on Friday afternoon as the worker was returning from her break at 14:20 (12:20 GMT).

    Witnesses said the man had been seen walking around while on his mobile phone outside the police station and seized his chance to go in as the woman went through the security doors. He lunged at the officer and her colleagues then opened fire on him. Prosecutors said the way the attack had unfolded, as well as remarks made by the attacker and who the victim was had persuaded them to launch an anti-terror investigation.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-56862436

  154. anon[365] • Disclaimer says:
    @res
    @Dieter Kief


    all trained in de-escalation tactics, to intimidate aggressors
     
    Because a group of unarmed people intimidating an irrational person with a weapon is clearly going to go well.

    P.S. The level of troll activity here is something these days.

    Replies: @BenKenobi, @anon

    Because a group of unarmed people intimidating an irrational person with a weapon is clearly going to go well.

    It’s just another attempt to square the circle. Stack up enough “oughts” on top of each other and the desired “is” surely will somehow appear.

    Given the blank slate fallacy as a premise, all sorts of ideas can seem attractive. Even something like the New Soviet Man.

  155. @Jack D
    @res

    I think from the context that she was talking about her biological mother. Foster parents, especially when they are taking in almost fully grown teenagers, are taking these kids in mostly as a paying occupation and aren't really expected to express pride in them, nor are their wards interested in making their foster parents proud.

    As for parent singular, I suppose in the ghetto it's the norm for the mother (or grandmother) to be the sole parent who is involved in the kid's life. If both parents showed up for a parent teacher meeting it would be the rare exception. Of course back in the day when Ma'khia's mom was her custodial parent, probably nobody showed up at all. Apparently mom was trying to get custody back (or at least Ma'khia wanted her to) so she probably made some show of being interested.

    While the image of an obese black teenage girl wielding a giant knife and shouting, “I’m gonna stab the fuck out of you, bitch" has a certain all star hip hop (tragi)comic absurdity to it, the truth is that there must have been many years of abuse and neglect and misparenting and non-parenting (not to mention low IQ and low impulse control) that brought Ma'khia to that point. Of course, we are not going to hear about any of this, only about what a wonderful aspiring cosmetologist she was.

    Replies: @James B. Shearer, @Discordiax, @Dieter Kief

    “… the truth is that there must have been many years of abuse and neglect and misparenting and non-parenting ..”

    It’s not always the fault of the parents.

  156. @Jack D
    @res

    I think from the context that she was talking about her biological mother. Foster parents, especially when they are taking in almost fully grown teenagers, are taking these kids in mostly as a paying occupation and aren't really expected to express pride in them, nor are their wards interested in making their foster parents proud.

    As for parent singular, I suppose in the ghetto it's the norm for the mother (or grandmother) to be the sole parent who is involved in the kid's life. If both parents showed up for a parent teacher meeting it would be the rare exception. Of course back in the day when Ma'khia's mom was her custodial parent, probably nobody showed up at all. Apparently mom was trying to get custody back (or at least Ma'khia wanted her to) so she probably made some show of being interested.

    While the image of an obese black teenage girl wielding a giant knife and shouting, “I’m gonna stab the fuck out of you, bitch" has a certain all star hip hop (tragi)comic absurdity to it, the truth is that there must have been many years of abuse and neglect and misparenting and non-parenting (not to mention low IQ and low impulse control) that brought Ma'khia to that point. Of course, we are not going to hear about any of this, only about what a wonderful aspiring cosmetologist she was.

    Replies: @James B. Shearer, @Discordiax, @Dieter Kief

    ” Foster parents, especially when they are taking in almost fully grown teenagers, are taking these kids in mostly as a paying occupation and aren’t really expected to express pride in them, nor are their wards interested in making their foster parents proud.”

    You’re being 10-20% too cynical about foster parents. The foster mother in question was enough of a parent / role model / etc that a bunch of her ex-foster kids were at the house for her birthday party.

    That said, the foster parents are only human, there’s only so much they can do. Some number of foster kids you can’t do much for.

    • Agree: Cortes
    • Replies: @Matt Buckalew
    @Discordiax

    Some people are congenitally incapable of understanding altruism. Jack D is one of those types.

  157. Shooting of Tyrell Wilson (video released yesterday) demonstrates that police can shoot indeed very fast and mere sight of knife triggers them and gives them the license to kill which they seem to be eager to use. Trained reflexes kick in and there is no time for thinking whatsoever and no attempts to deescalate are made. In the case Tyrell Wilson one could feel that the shooter is glad to be challenged so he can proceed with killing.

    Certainly there is no evidence nor room for any heroism as in the legend that Mr. Sailer tried to falsely construct for the Columbus shooter. While in Columbus the shooter possibly saved one person from great bodily harm and possibly even from death he did not make any attempt to minimize the total harm and instead went for the maximum outcome of maximum damage and harm which was to shoot to kill w/o any attempt to reduce the total harm possible in the situation. He was shooting to kill because that was all he knew what to do as he never was trained for anything else. But if in the moral calculus he included both girls and not only one who was presumed to be a victim he could shoot to disable but unfortunately he was never trained for more complexity. Even if the victim got injured the sum of two girls injured is better than one girl dead.

    • Troll: Redman
    • Replies: @Jack Armstrong
    @utu

    21 ft + 1.5 seconds = acquittal

    , @El Dato
    @utu


    one could feel that the shooter is glad to be challenged so he can proceed with killing
     
    If you see a knife you better take his life. And don't fart around.

    Unless you are 7th dan in Aikido.

    he could shoot to disable
     
    How do you even do that,

    But if in the moral calculus he included both girls and not only one who was presumed to be a victim he could shoot to disable but unfortunately he was never trained for more complexity. Even if the victim got injured the sum of two girls injured is better than one girl dead.
     
    Unless "two girls injured" eventually results in "two girls dead" after sme good bleeding.

    This is so out-of-world logic-based kill-them-by-trolley-or-not thinking that I suspect you are a Google AI being made to go through its paces.
    , @Hibernian
    @utu

    What planet do you live on?

    Replies: @Alfa158

    , @Grahamsno(G64)
    @utu


    Trained reflexes kick in and there is no time for thinking whatsoever and no attempts to deescalate are made. In the case Tyrell Wilson one could feel that the shooter is glad to be challenged so he can proceed with killing.
     
    I agree about trigger happy cops, but who exactly has to deescalate the situation here, all blacks are aware that confrontation with cops can have fatal consequences so the onus is on them to comply and not do anything stupid knowing that the cops will unload it on them. Are these blacks incapable of learning by 'Conditioned Reflex' akin to ringing a bell in a cage and then giving an electric shock to the animal so that the next time the bell is rung the animal covers in fear and is in a submissive position, well the shock has been applied to blacks many times but they never learn to associate ringing of the bell the appearance of an armed uniformed officer with the shock the shootings and they always escalate the confrontation with stupid bravado and get sent to their maker. They never learn the pattern is always the same.

    What was that stupid Tyrell Wilson thinking when the armed cop with his gun drawn appeared instead of immediate compliance he just stood there with that knife in his hand talking shit. Well he won't talk shit anymore. They're incapable of learning even by conditioned reflex a form of learning which is pre human.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

    , @notsaying
    @utu

    Did you see the video? There was no time for complex moral calculations.

    If I were going to be stabbed I would want the cop to save me unharmed. I would not, as the victim, be willing to risk my life and future as an able bodied person, so there could be two injured instead of one dead.

    , @Mr. Anon
    @utu


    But if in the moral calculus he included both girls and not only one who was presumed to be a victim he could shoot to disable but unfortunately he was never trained for more complexity. Even if the victim got injured the sum of two girls injured is better than one girl dead.
     
    Who is to say the victim would have only been injured and not killed. Here's what happened in another instance in which a teenage girl attacked another teenage girl with a knife:

    https://www.fox19.com/2021/04/21/year-old-charged-fatal-stabbing-another-teen-remain-custody/

    It is generally assumed that a person employing a bladed weapon or a firearm is doing so with intent to kill. And nobody trains to use a firearm to disable; they train to use a firearm to stop their target from doing what they're doing - to neutralize the threat. Should that cop have shot at the attackers hand? The part of her body that was closest to her victim? What if he had missed and then shot the victim in the head?

    Your opinions on law enforcement appear to be about as useful as your opinions on COVID...........................not much at all.
    , @MarkinLA
    @utu

    he did not make any attempt to minimize the total harm and instead went for the maximum outcome of maximum damage and harm which was to shoot to kill w/o any attempt to reduce the total harm possible in the situation.

    You could not have seen the video to post something this stupid.

    Just as the cop approached her, she turned her attention on the other girl and was about to stab her. What should the cop have done, shouted "Halt put the knife down". That should have done it. Maybe he could have tacked her in mid-stab. Maybe if he was lucky she would have only gotten one stab in but with the knife still in the other girl while being tackled, it would probably have made a big mess.

    , @anon
    @utu

    Rubbish.
    Intentional rubbish.
    For what purpose?

    , @AnotherDad
    @utu


    But if in the moral calculus he included both girls and not only one who was presumed to be a victim he could shoot to disable but unfortunately he was never trained for more complexity. Even if the victim got injured the sum of two girls injured is better than one girl dead.
     
    utu--

    With all respect--sincerely: I've seen during these discussions on the pandemic that you--under some sort of religious guise--are confused about the notion that our lives have wildly different "value" at different points. Something most ordinary humans grasp. (My life now--and i very much still want to keep it!--has a fraction of the importance/value it did back when i was 40 and had three young kids to feed and raise.)

    Now you are spouting ridiculous nonsense that people are supposed to accept getting sliced and diced rather than see the slicer and dicer die.

    This is ... stupid. Deeply stupid.

    Your complex "moral calculus" is neither complex, nor calculus. It's 1st grade arithmetic. Counting. Every life is the same.


    Fortunately, most humans are more sophisticated and understand that not all lives have the same value. That we are born, grow, make choices--which affect our value and how other's perceive it--hopefully have children, raise them, pass on the baton of our civilization and eventually wither die.

    Normal humans understand if you are in the act of attempting to illegitimately harm someone they have a right to resist with appropriate force. Any and all necessary force including killing them if they are about to inflict serious harm. We are under no obligation to tolerate such aggression, and in fact should act as necessary to stop it. I.e. the "calculus" says the aggressor's life function in that moment has negative value.

    Maybe knife girl was a "better person" than "pink girl". (Hell if i know, though on my one snippet of evidence i suspect not.) But in that moment she's made a choice--to attack pink girl with deadly force--and in making that choice has temporarily made using deadly force to stop her the moral choice.

    The cop did the right thing legally and morally. God will handle the question of her mortal soul.
    , @vhrm
    @utu


    Shooting of Tyrell Wilson (video released yesterday) demonstrates that police can shoot indeed very fast and mere sight of knife triggers them and gives them the license to kill which they seem to be eager to use. Trained reflexes kick in and there is no time for thinking whatsoever and no attempts to deescalate are made.
     
    I read this before seeing the video or hearing anything about this case.

    Then i watched the video and it is nothing like you describe. The cop didn't draw his gun until Wilson pulled the knife.

    Then he didn't shoot Wilson even after Wilson repeated his "Touch me and see what's up" threat.

    The cop said "drop the knife" three times and didn't shoot until Wilson started moving toward him. Look at Wilson's feet.
  158. @Jonathan Mason
    @Jack D

    But you don't know that the journalists are deliberately turning news into propaganda. Name the journalists. Name the editors.

    And the US is not a leftist state. It is one of the most rightist states in the world.

    As a naturalized American citizen myself, I share with many people around the world the view that many Americans are just plain crazy! And that includes their political parties and presidents, and their journalists. And it has nothing to do with left or right.

    It is all a bit like the kingdom of Laputa in Gulliver's Travels.

    Laputa is more complex than Lilliput or Brobdingnag because its strangeness is not based on differences of size but on the primacy of abstract theoretical concerns over concrete practical concerns in Laputan culture.

    Physical power in Laputa is important as in Lilliput and Brobdingnag. Here, power is exercised not through physical size but through technology. The government floats over the rest of the kingdom, using technology to gain advantage over its subjects. The floating island is both a formidable weapon and an allegorical image that represents the distance between the government and the people it governs.

    Maybe it is just that the journalists are crazy.

    People who have different cultures have different views of reality.

    Many stories here are based on reports in the Daily Mail. Love it or hate it, my perception of the Daily Mail is that they are mostly interested in writing human interest stories that will engage readers, which could be stories about police shootings, Covid-19, the sudden collapse of the European super league in soccer, or about Prince Harry and the Duchess of Los Angeles.

    The common factor is that these stories are about people and generally told from the point of view of the ordinary working person--so often pointing out how much celebrities paid for their home or car or airplane.

    But usually they are written from the point of view of common sense. Famous people, politicians royalty and celebrities are just seen as people like anybody else, only with more money than sense.

    The US has way too much celebrity journalism, where people like TV anchors are paid millions of dollars and inevitably end up leading a lifestyle that is divorced from the ordinary working person. And so they lose their perspective and they are just spinning their wheels, and frequently lacking in ordinary common sense.

    But I still doubt whether they are consciously putting out propaganda.

    It is all like the Iraq war and the weapons of mass destruction. Anybody who had half a brain realized that the threat to the world from the government of Saddam Hussein from germ warfare was grossly exaggerated.

    But the US press failed to hold the feet of US politicians to the fire over the issue in spite of worldwide protests. And disaster ensued.

    So did the US press really have a leftist agenda? Why would the left wing press want to promote a war against Iraq started by ultra right-wing politicians in which millions of people were killed?

    Maybe it was 4-dimensional chess, and the plan was that the American people would become so sickened by the GW Bush regime, that they would elect Obama, but this seems pretty far fetched given that Obama was only a hair left of center himself.

    Replies: @Jack D, @res, @ben tillman, @utu

    Gulf War was 30 years ago. It was a foreign war and it involved a dictator that even (most) Leftists found to be unlovable. The American Left is always afraid of being seen as unpatriotic (because they are) and so will often take a rightist position in foreign affairs as a shield.

    This is a whole different kettle of fish than American domestic politics. You want to know the names of the journalists and their publications – just look up above and you will see their bylines. On what planet is the article above an objective accounting of the brief life of Ma’khia as opposed to a piece of hagiography for our new god, the Numinous Negro? If you can’t see this, it’s because you don’t want to see it.

    • Agree: TTSSYF
    • Replies: @Redman
    @Jack D


    If you can’t see this, it’s because you don’t want to see it.
     
    And therein lies the current problem. The left has become a cult (a rather large one at that) of people who have been brainwashed to reflexively avert their gaze from any facts or logic that might interfere with their revolutionary fervor.

    Previously normal people have been trained like dogs to look for white supremacists (and other imagined hobgoblins) under every cover.
  159. Anonymous[153] • Disclaimer says:
    @Polistra
    @Ben Kurtz


    After all, crime and urban chaos are growing again, but if you look back 50 years you’ll see that we’ve seen this movie before and know how to turn this corner when the time comes.
     
    Just one big problem: We're now no longer the nation we were 50 years ago.

    We're hardly even recognizable anymore. And all that goes with that.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Prester John

    Just one big problem: We’re now no longer the nation we were 50 years ago.

    We’re hardly even recognizable anymore. And all that goes with that.

    A problem with your pessimistic analysis: there may be fewer Whites, but there are a lot more Asians and Hispanics. These replacement populations tend to be a lot less violent than DOAS.

  160. @Anonymous
    https://fox8.com/news/teacher-describes-teen-shot-by-columbus-police-as-a-girl-with-a-bright-future/

    Independence High School business education teacher Austin Owens said Ma’Khia emailed him about her 5-year plan the same day she was shot.

    “The language she used in her five-year plan was somebody who desperately wanted better for her life,” he said to WCMH.

    “And she wanted to make her parent proud. She wanted to be a productive citizen. I’m not paraphrasing – these are her exact words.”

    “She was going to run the world and she wasn’t going to be ostentatious about it,” Owens said. “She was going to do it.”
     

    Replies: @Lurker, @pyrrhus, @Anon, @Jack D, @Mr. Anon, @ben tillman, @Tex, @Jon

    “The language she used in her five-year plan was somebody who desperately wanted better for her life,” he said to WCMH.

    “And she wanted to make her parent proud. She wanted to be a productive citizen. I’m not paraphrasing – these are her exact words.”

    She referred to herself as “her” and to her mom as “her parent”? I find that hard to believe, Teacher.

  161. @Ron Unz
    Well, I'm just glad I live in quiet, peaceful California these days. And I suspect that Steve may have similar sentiments...

    Replies: @Pat Hannagan, @Achmed E. Newman, @anon, @Sir Launcelot Canning, @Abe, @utu, @Anon, @Change that Matters

    “I’m just glad I live in quiet, peaceful California these days.” – Mexicans Mafia shows its gratitude for your services rendered to all present and future Mexicans of California by assigning a special detail of essays that keep things quiet and peaceful in your vicinity.

  162. Anonymous[153] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous
    Fun Fact:

    The surname 'Pentland' originates from Scotland, and is a corruption of the word 'Pict Land'.
    Apparently, it refers to that part of eastern Scotland in which the Picts, the aboriginal inhabitants of Scotland, held out from the invading Scots, who originated from Ireland.

    Furthermore, 'Pict' means in Latin, 'painted man' referring to the Pictish custom of going in to battle 'stark bollock naked' save for a vivid blue body painting of woad juice.

    Replies: @Cortes, @Anonymous

    Apparently, it refers to that part of eastern Scotland in which the Picts, the aboriginal inhabitants of Scotland

    Who were the Picts related to? Where did they come from? German and Dutch lands? Denmark lands?

    • Replies: @Expletive Deleted
    @Anonymous

    UnRomanised Brits, confined beyond first Hadrian's, then Antonine's Walls.

    Came under intense Irish acculturation via the West coast of Scotland, then the Angles inserted themselves to the south after Rome withdrew, as far as the Forth-Clyde valleys. Mostly impassable swampy estuaries and serious cliffs that no army could pass in formation without breaking up and being vulnerable to ambush.

    Complete Gaelic decapitation (literally in some accounts) of the Brythonic Pictish upper landlord class, a few conjectural holdouts (as far as language is concerned, not political power, in remote hilly areas of the Southern Uplands, and north of the Antonine Wall in places like the Garioch, backend of Aberdeenshire, and Deepest Perthshire).
    Early Norse may have been scuffing around in the Northern Isles, somehow, before they eventually zerg-rushed the place, co-eval with Gaelic-speakers (of whatever ethnic background) there.

    tl;dr just leftover natives from way back. Spoke P-celtic.

    The latter-day "non-indoeuropean language" thing is a desperate misinterpretation of various off-the-cuff and speculative remarks by Kenneth Jackson in the '50s, by people with their own axes to grind.
    The people who became the Welsh got some serious Romanisation before the Saxons imposed their cheeky selves. Shows in the language.

    Here's an all-right sort of a place to start digging.
    https://www.academia.edu/14461786/The_Pictish_Language_A_Historiography

    Replies: @Cortes

  163. @Jonathan Mason
    @Barnard

    It might be better to say that the press should not be talking to the family.

    Replies: @ic1000

    > It might be better to say that the press should not be talking to the family.

    Oh, but they aren’t.

    At least, I don’t see any indication that Randy Ludlow, Paulina Firozi, David A. Fahrenthold and Derek Hawkins of the WaPo, or NPR’s Frank Morris have made any effort to talk to Nick Reardon’s immediate family, extended family, foster parents, in-laws, neighbors, former classmates, or high school teachers.

    Y’know, to see if he ever helped an old lady across the street or broke up a, say, knife fight. Would friends and family claim that Reardon enjoys lip-synching to Beyonce? Is an all-around good person? Occasionally texts “How are you doing?” to cousins? Was an honor student in high school?

    Thanks to Journalism’s High Ethical Standards, we’ll never know, at least not until the trial.

  164. @Desiderius
    https://twitter.com/alexsalvinews/status/1385582821981499399?s=20

    Only one with a mask.

    Only one without a flag.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Ron Mexico, @Buck Ransom, @Anonymous, @Je Suis Omar Mateen

    The flag was burnt before the Zoom call.

  165. @Jonathan Mason
    @Jack D

    But you don't know that the journalists are deliberately turning news into propaganda. Name the journalists. Name the editors.

    And the US is not a leftist state. It is one of the most rightist states in the world.

    As a naturalized American citizen myself, I share with many people around the world the view that many Americans are just plain crazy! And that includes their political parties and presidents, and their journalists. And it has nothing to do with left or right.

    It is all a bit like the kingdom of Laputa in Gulliver's Travels.

    Laputa is more complex than Lilliput or Brobdingnag because its strangeness is not based on differences of size but on the primacy of abstract theoretical concerns over concrete practical concerns in Laputan culture.

    Physical power in Laputa is important as in Lilliput and Brobdingnag. Here, power is exercised not through physical size but through technology. The government floats over the rest of the kingdom, using technology to gain advantage over its subjects. The floating island is both a formidable weapon and an allegorical image that represents the distance between the government and the people it governs.

    Maybe it is just that the journalists are crazy.

    People who have different cultures have different views of reality.

    Many stories here are based on reports in the Daily Mail. Love it or hate it, my perception of the Daily Mail is that they are mostly interested in writing human interest stories that will engage readers, which could be stories about police shootings, Covid-19, the sudden collapse of the European super league in soccer, or about Prince Harry and the Duchess of Los Angeles.

    The common factor is that these stories are about people and generally told from the point of view of the ordinary working person--so often pointing out how much celebrities paid for their home or car or airplane.

    But usually they are written from the point of view of common sense. Famous people, politicians royalty and celebrities are just seen as people like anybody else, only with more money than sense.

    The US has way too much celebrity journalism, where people like TV anchors are paid millions of dollars and inevitably end up leading a lifestyle that is divorced from the ordinary working person. And so they lose their perspective and they are just spinning their wheels, and frequently lacking in ordinary common sense.

    But I still doubt whether they are consciously putting out propaganda.

    It is all like the Iraq war and the weapons of mass destruction. Anybody who had half a brain realized that the threat to the world from the government of Saddam Hussein from germ warfare was grossly exaggerated.

    But the US press failed to hold the feet of US politicians to the fire over the issue in spite of worldwide protests. And disaster ensued.

    So did the US press really have a leftist agenda? Why would the left wing press want to promote a war against Iraq started by ultra right-wing politicians in which millions of people were killed?

    Maybe it was 4-dimensional chess, and the plan was that the American people would become so sickened by the GW Bush regime, that they would elect Obama, but this seems pretty far fetched given that Obama was only a hair left of center himself.

    Replies: @Jack D, @res, @ben tillman, @utu

    But you don’t know that the journalists are deliberately turning news into propaganda. Name the journalists. Name the editors.

    It is fascinating that you are here reading iSteve and writing in the comments section and:
    1. Apparently believe this.
    2. Expect us to take you seriously when you say it.

    P.S. In case it is not obvious, as one example just use all of the names which are joked about here as “iSteve content providers.”

    P.P.S. Though perhaps you justify it by using these words: “don’t know that the journalists are deliberately.” In any case, it seems clear that qualifiers or no you are attempting to play motte and bailey and using that statement to assert this is not happening.

  166. @Jack D
    @Jonathan Mason

    First of all, I am sorry for your loss.

    I agree that it is quite normal for their families to speak only the best about their recently departed relatives. "De mortuis nil nisi bonum" (of the dead, speak only good) is literally an ancient maxim.

    However, what we have going on here is something quite different. The press and the Left (but I repeat myself) are taking these family statements at face value (when traditionally the role of the press was to be skeptical of EVERYONE - "if your mother says she loves you, check it out" was once the maxim of the hard boiled journalist). At MORE than face value - George Floyd, a drug addict and violent felon, was depicted as literally an angel with a halo. They are doing this not because they are under any real illusions (none of these folks would buy a house within a mile of George Floyd's neighborhood or send their kids to school with George Floyd's keeds) or because they gave the least goddamn about George Floyd as a human being when he was alive (neither did his family) but solely in order to serve a political agenda. They are in fact no longer journalists but propagandists.

    In a Leftist state, the role of journalism (the role of art, the role of the law, etc.) is not to convey truth but to further the Revolution. These cartoon figures are the Morozovs and Stakhanovs of our modern propaganda machines and have nothing to do with the actual, highly flawed humans behind the cartoon images. (BTW, Stalin was clear headed enough that he actually expressed in private that Morozov was a little stinker but he also knew that his death was politically useful - does Joe Biden actually have that level of clarity? I only WISH that Biden was smart enough to be cynical but I'm afraid that he actually believes the BS.)

    BTW, the trend in BLACK funerals these days is for the deceased's enemies to show up and shoot up the funeral.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @ic1000, @Zoos

    Thanks for taking the time to explain how American Journalism works to Jonathan Mason. As his Reply to your comment amply demonstrates, you have opened his eyes.

    I’d copy-paste your remarks to my deeply cocooned family members. If I thought it had a chance of prompting some outside-the-Narrative thinking.

  167. @Jonathan Mason
    @Jack D

    But you don't know that the journalists are deliberately turning news into propaganda. Name the journalists. Name the editors.

    And the US is not a leftist state. It is one of the most rightist states in the world.

    As a naturalized American citizen myself, I share with many people around the world the view that many Americans are just plain crazy! And that includes their political parties and presidents, and their journalists. And it has nothing to do with left or right.

    It is all a bit like the kingdom of Laputa in Gulliver's Travels.

    Laputa is more complex than Lilliput or Brobdingnag because its strangeness is not based on differences of size but on the primacy of abstract theoretical concerns over concrete practical concerns in Laputan culture.

    Physical power in Laputa is important as in Lilliput and Brobdingnag. Here, power is exercised not through physical size but through technology. The government floats over the rest of the kingdom, using technology to gain advantage over its subjects. The floating island is both a formidable weapon and an allegorical image that represents the distance between the government and the people it governs.

    Maybe it is just that the journalists are crazy.

    People who have different cultures have different views of reality.

    Many stories here are based on reports in the Daily Mail. Love it or hate it, my perception of the Daily Mail is that they are mostly interested in writing human interest stories that will engage readers, which could be stories about police shootings, Covid-19, the sudden collapse of the European super league in soccer, or about Prince Harry and the Duchess of Los Angeles.

    The common factor is that these stories are about people and generally told from the point of view of the ordinary working person--so often pointing out how much celebrities paid for their home or car or airplane.

    But usually they are written from the point of view of common sense. Famous people, politicians royalty and celebrities are just seen as people like anybody else, only with more money than sense.

    The US has way too much celebrity journalism, where people like TV anchors are paid millions of dollars and inevitably end up leading a lifestyle that is divorced from the ordinary working person. And so they lose their perspective and they are just spinning their wheels, and frequently lacking in ordinary common sense.

    But I still doubt whether they are consciously putting out propaganda.

    It is all like the Iraq war and the weapons of mass destruction. Anybody who had half a brain realized that the threat to the world from the government of Saddam Hussein from germ warfare was grossly exaggerated.

    But the US press failed to hold the feet of US politicians to the fire over the issue in spite of worldwide protests. And disaster ensued.

    So did the US press really have a leftist agenda? Why would the left wing press want to promote a war against Iraq started by ultra right-wing politicians in which millions of people were killed?

    Maybe it was 4-dimensional chess, and the plan was that the American people would become so sickened by the GW Bush regime, that they would elect Obama, but this seems pretty far fetched given that Obama was only a hair left of center himself.

    Replies: @Jack D, @res, @ben tillman, @utu

    But you don’t know that the journalists are deliberately turning news into propaganda. Name the journalists. Name the editors.

    And the US is not a leftist state. It is one of the most rightist states in the world.

    Of course, it’s a Leftist state. That is something to be judged absolutely, not relatively. Moreover, since the US has the world’s most powerful empire, it stands to reason that is the most Leftist. Empire = Left. Aggression = Left. Immigration (a form of aggression) = Left. Centralized power = Left. Centralized wealth = Left.

    But I still doubt whether they are consciously putting out propaganda.

    Doubt “that”.

    If you can’t “believe whether”, you can hardly “doubt whether”.

    It is all like the Iraq war and the weapons of mass destruction. Anybody who had half a brain realized that the threat to the world from the government of Saddam Hussein from germ warfare was grossly exaggerated.

    But the US press failed to hold the feet of US politicians to the fire over the issue in spite of worldwide protests. And disaster ensued.

    So did the US press really have a leftist agenda? Why would the left wing press want to promote a war against Iraq started by ultra right-wing politicians in which millions of people were killed?

    Yes, the US press had a Leftist agenda, which was why it told so many lies to p[romote the war started by ULTRA-LEFT-WING deep-staters. They and Wolfowitz and Perle and the PNACers were all on the same side — THE LEFT.

    P.S. — I too am sorry to hear about your sister. My condolences.

    • Agree: TWS
    • Replies: @Jack D
    @ben tillman

    I'm sorry but you are just playing semantic games - define everything and everyone that you don't like as "Left" and the good part that remains is by definition "Right". "Leftist" is just a synonym for "Jew" or "bad person" in your book. If Wolfowitz, Perle, Chomsky and Zinn are all "Leftists" then the word has no meaning.

    Replies: @ben tillman, @J.Ross, @Redman, @Hibernian

  168. @Polistra
    @Anonymous


    The future is corporate structured communes, where residency is bought with shares. Totally fenced, private roads.
     
    The future sounds very much like a pipe dream, I'm sorry to say. Soon as a community even begins to resemble what you've described, the MSM and BLM and ADL and SPLC and on and on will be assaulting your fence and that fence won't last long. Even before it's broached, molotov cocktails will be launched over it, to the cheers of the useless throng. You'll be doxxed via your license plates on your way of out the gate going to work in the morning. Projectiles will smash your windshield. They'll follow your wife to the grocery store, only she won't quite make it. You'll be famous before you know it.

    All that being said, it's still true that Park Avenue co-ops and Scarsdale manses (not to mention Atherton and Montecito) remained completely unscathed throughout FloydFest. But what about next time? Is the solution to live and work a hundred miles away from so-called civilization? With a helipad for medevacs?

    You'd still have to keep it secret, which will be impossible. Otherwise Amazon and FedEx won't be delivering anything up in there.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Bill

    Gated communities are like this. Apartment buildings with security and controlled access are like this. It would be surprising if those things get less prevalent going forward.

    How are our masters going to make those things illegal for most of us without making them illegal for themselves? Is the idea that it will be like discretionary issue gun permits? There will be discretionary issue security permits and, by coincidence, only the great and the good will get them?

  169. @Polemos
    There are too many jokes about being overweight lurking in this write up/send off.

    Did anyone make a Uighur knife joke yet?

    Gallows humor is all that's left before the darkness, the sadness and the regrets.

    Replies: @hanoiparishilton, @War for Blair Mountain, @JimDandy, @The King is a Fink

    I just find it really sad that everyone is missing the bigger outrage which is the fact that all of this happened in a place which is still officially named Columbus.

    • LOL: Cato
  170. ‘He was shooting to kill because that was all he knew what to do as he never was trained for anything else.’

    An IGNORANT assertion. Training is to STOP the assailant.

    Some die later as a consequence.

  171. @Jonathan Mason
    My sister had her funeral yesterday.

    When people die it is conventional for people in their families to say the best things about them. The trend in funerals these days is for them to be a celebration of the person's life, rather than mass weep-in. At least that is the theory.

    All these quotes and tributes that are being published are from Bryant's family members, who are in a state of shock,so obviously they are not objective analysis.

    I would not expect the family to be talking about why the girl was in a foster home at this time, but I am sure that information will eventually find its way into the public domain.

    There must be a lot of guilt in the family already, due to the fact that she was in a foster home, and the family is now in denial.

    Cops in the US do tend to be trigger happy, and usually the reason for this is that they are scared.

    This case was different and the police intervention appears to have been heroic, and perhaps the family of the deceased will eventually come to terms with this, but this is not the time.

    Replies: @Barnard, @Hibernian, @Jack D, @Johnny Smoggins, @James Forrestal

    My sister had her funeral yesterday.

    When people die it is conventional for people in their families to say the best things about them.

    So your sister was an aspiring rapper?

  172. @utu
    Shooting of Tyrell Wilson (video released yesterday) demonstrates that police can shoot indeed very fast and mere sight of knife triggers them and gives them the license to kill which they seem to be eager to use. Trained reflexes kick in and there is no time for thinking whatsoever and no attempts to deescalate are made. In the case Tyrell Wilson one could feel that the shooter is glad to be challenged so he can proceed with killing.

    Certainly there is no evidence nor room for any heroism as in the legend that Mr. Sailer tried to falsely construct for the Columbus shooter. While in Columbus the shooter possibly saved one person from great bodily harm and possibly even from death he did not make any attempt to minimize the total harm and instead went for the maximum outcome of maximum damage and harm which was to shoot to kill w/o any attempt to reduce the total harm possible in the situation. He was shooting to kill because that was all he knew what to do as he never was trained for anything else. But if in the moral calculus he included both girls and not only one who was presumed to be a victim he could shoot to disable but unfortunately he was never trained for more complexity. Even if the victim got injured the sum of two girls injured is better than one girl dead.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdN-ZMoAMaU

    Replies: @Jack Armstrong, @El Dato, @Hibernian, @Grahamsno(G64), @notsaying, @Mr. Anon, @MarkinLA, @anon, @AnotherDad, @vhrm

    21 ft + 1.5 seconds = acquittal

  173. @Abe
    @Ron Unz


    Well, I’m just glad I live in quiet, peaceful California these days. And I suspect that Steve may have similar sentiments…
     
    Over a decade ago (it was in a Silicon Valley SEARS store, so that’s how long ago it was) I overheard two teen Hispanic store workers chatting as they did inventory. Both were good-naturedly ribbing each other about how bad their Spanish was at home (in perfect English). And I literally said to myself (a decade before I wound up on unz.com or was even a Steve reader): “Ron’s kids”.

    Your b!tch-slapping of bilingualism in California public education was one of the less heralded CivNat triumphs of the 90’s along with Ward Connerly’s ban on affirmative action, but maybe the most consequential next to Guilliani-style policing and work-for-welfare reforms.

    With that said, and with all do respect, can you really have no cognizance of the sort of massive, horrific violence that routinely goes on south of the border and that will be increasingly seen here as there effectively ceases being a border? Steve even had a story recently about Hispanic LAPD officers forming their own badged gangs.

    Don’t worry, though, I’ll be the first to make a hefty donation to your ransom Kickstarter page when Steve receives one of your fingers in the mail in this new normalmente America.

    Replies: @Ron Unz, @Matt Buckalew

    Over a decade ago (it was in a Silicon Valley SEARS store, so that’s how long ago it was) I overheard two teen Hispanic store workers chatting as they did inventory. Both were good-naturedly ribbing each other about how bad their Spanish was at home (in perfect English). And I literally said to myself (a decade before I wound up on unz.com or was even a Steve reader): “Ron’s kids”.

    Thanks. I’ve often had similar experiences over the years.

    With that said, and with all do respect, can you really have no cognizance of the sort of massive, horrific violence that routinely goes on south of the border and that will be increasingly seen here as there effectively ceases being a border? Steve even had a story recently about Hispanic LAPD officers forming their own badged gangs.

    Well, I first became a little friendly with Peter Brimelow around 1992 in NYC. He and all of his friends had one set of predictions of what would happen to California if immigration continued, and I had a very different one. Thirty years have gone by, and I think that’s enough time to decide who was right.

    Remember, I live in Palo Alto and East Palo Alto is right next door. Thirty years ago, it had the highest per capita murder rate in America, but these days homicides have declined by something like 95% and it’s a very pleasant working-class community, with major regional shopping centers. The demographics changed…

    Since so many of the Tech CEOs live in Palo Alto, maybe otherwise they’d be much less sympathetic to all the George Floyd craziness.

    • Thanks: Abe
    • Replies: @Abe
    @Ron Unz


    Remember, I live in Palo Alto and East Palo Alto is right next door. Thirty years ago, it had the highest per capita murder rate in America, but these days homicides have declined by something like 95% and it’s a very pleasant working-class community, with major regional shopping centers. The demographics changed…
     
    Thanks, Ron. I still very much remember the first time I got off Highway 101 going to Palo Alto and being shocked at the decrepitude and menace of East Palo Alto (about as bad as any block in, say, downtown St. Louis) before hitting that little bridge that springs you over a creek and suddenly finding myself in 1%-ville . This experience, plus the chance once upon a time that I’d need to find student housing there really focused the mind. It was with great relief, then, when I saw that IKEA coming in around the turn of the millennium. It pretty much took out the blight of that portion of East Palo Alto by itself and the influx of working-class Hispanics did the rest, I guess.

    However, due to various peculiarities of the local real estate market plus personal and family connections I see it from a much grittier side as well. Yes, Hispanics have assimilated relatively well over the last 30 years (in no small part to your activism). We have connections to many nice, lower middle class/working class families who have intermarried with Hispanics and at that level assimilation and acculturation seem to be going pretty well. However, I’ve also seen things like a Hispanic father and son coming across empty liquor bottles in our local park (left, to be fair, by a white wino) and thinking it smashing (heh) fun to throw them at a tree, dusting the turf with a generous layer of toddler-shredding glass. But, hey, at least they’re spending time together!

    There are only so many blue collar whites left in this country, but the human wave out of the South seems endless. And as alluded to in my earlier post (sorry for the salty attitude) I think chances are at least 50% that in my lifetime I will see such innovations as kidnapping-for-ransom, assassination attempts on the judiciary, and firefights between gangs and police where the former bring light infantry brigade-level weapons to the fracas a part of my “new normal”.

    Tossed between the street-level anarchy of blacks, the paramilitary-potential violence of Hispanics, and the sudden jihad explosiveness of Muslims and constantly needing to form tactical alliances with each to cling to my piece of the American Dream. What’s a suburban white man to do?

    Replies: @Ron Unz

    , @Stonewall Jackson
    @Ron Unz

    Thirty years ago schmuck? A mobile home sells for over 300 k in East Palo Alto.... you live in a price gated community asshole...

    This comment of yours is about as substantive as your usual drivel...

    How is the replacement coming? Good with Biden. I'm getting your Cholo poverty where I live in Virginia.. I can see it in boarding houses all over.

    Screw you Mr Failure of Whtie Nationalism...

  174. @Anonymous
    @Torn and Frayed

    You lie. America inhereted slavery, It did not create it. It did end it however.

    America's original sin was Not repatriating the slaves...

    Replies: @Torn and Frayed

    Wrong, each of the thirteen states “inherited” slavery. Several states quickly banned the practice. Others tragically didn’t. And today we are paying the price with 245 years of compound interest and no end in sight.

    Whether the new USA sold the slaves on to other parts of the Americas or were returned them to Africa (where they would have been immediately resold back to the Americas or the Arab world anyway) is all the same to me.

    Phillip Roth wrote a book imagining an alternative history of the US with Nazis in charge. I wonder if anyone has every written an alternative history of the USA where the slaves were quickly deported after Independence?

  175. @George
    Hey iSteve, she didn't kill the first, white, woman she attacked, why do you assume she would kill the second woman? Wasn't the cop supposed to use his Taser® first? I bet she assumed she would be tased like she was all the other times.

    Replies: @Bill

    “all the other times” LOL

  176. @Jack D

    “Did he have to get out of that car ready to shoot?” she said.
     
    It's becoming increasingly clear that black people really don't want to be policed. They want to be able to do their thang. If Ma'khia had stabbed the girl in pink, the "Black community" would not have been upset at all. It certainly wouldn't be in the national media - MAYBE there would have been 3 lines in the police blotter section of the local paper if the other girl died. If she was merely wounded, then no mention. Ma'khia would have done 2 years in juvi hall and then out at 18. From the POV of the black community this would have been a better outcome than having some white cop kill Ma'khia. The girl in pink would have been dead but stabbings/shootings happen in ghetto all the time. Ain't no big thang.

    Police should take the hint and eat more donuts when it comes to policing black neighborhoods. And I think that they will. They are already.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    Jack, that’s all likely true. It’s just that White people, more than others, IMO, want to do what’s RIGHT a lot, the right thing. This cop had a split second to react and his subconscious told him to do the right thing.

    If this country weren’t so screwed up, he would be a local hero. He might have appreciated that a bit, but it’s not what made this decision for him. I’m sure right now he indeed wishes he’d made it to that house about 5 or 10 minutes later. Once he was there though, he had no choice but to do the right thing.

    Now, if they’d just make Krispy Kremes non-fat …

    • Replies: @Adam Smith
    @Achmed E. Newman


    “Now, if they’d just make Krispy Kremes non-fat...”
     
    Healthy Krispy Kreme Donuts by Chocolate Covered Katie...

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

  177. Can someone here please point me to reliable data on police shootings sorted by race of victim? Relatedly, are there stats by race of officer-shooter?

    • Replies: @res
    @anon

    Here are some statistics.
    https://www.statista.com/statistics/585152/people-shot-to-death-by-us-police-by-race/

    Probably better to just start off by looking at Roland Fryer's work. For example:
    https://scholar.harvard.edu/fryer/publications/empirical-analysis-racial-differences-police-use-force

  178. @Buzz Mohawk
    In other iSteve news, a trans-species entrant has won a high school girls race:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cmh37CUYmeM

    Logan High School track meet -- Dog wins

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Alfa158

    Oh, come on! I saw that pooch cheat – he came off the grass 1/2 way around. (Well, it was a relay …)

    OK, that one made my day. Thank you, Buzz.

    • Replies: @fish
    @Achmed E. Newman

    She (I hope that’s the preferred pronoun in this instance)....she came off the grass.


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

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

  179. @utu
    Shooting of Tyrell Wilson (video released yesterday) demonstrates that police can shoot indeed very fast and mere sight of knife triggers them and gives them the license to kill which they seem to be eager to use. Trained reflexes kick in and there is no time for thinking whatsoever and no attempts to deescalate are made. In the case Tyrell Wilson one could feel that the shooter is glad to be challenged so he can proceed with killing.

    Certainly there is no evidence nor room for any heroism as in the legend that Mr. Sailer tried to falsely construct for the Columbus shooter. While in Columbus the shooter possibly saved one person from great bodily harm and possibly even from death he did not make any attempt to minimize the total harm and instead went for the maximum outcome of maximum damage and harm which was to shoot to kill w/o any attempt to reduce the total harm possible in the situation. He was shooting to kill because that was all he knew what to do as he never was trained for anything else. But if in the moral calculus he included both girls and not only one who was presumed to be a victim he could shoot to disable but unfortunately he was never trained for more complexity. Even if the victim got injured the sum of two girls injured is better than one girl dead.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdN-ZMoAMaU

    Replies: @Jack Armstrong, @El Dato, @Hibernian, @Grahamsno(G64), @notsaying, @Mr. Anon, @MarkinLA, @anon, @AnotherDad, @vhrm

    one could feel that the shooter is glad to be challenged so he can proceed with killing

    If you see a knife you better take his life. And don’t fart around.

    Unless you are 7th dan in Aikido.

    he could shoot to disable

    How do you even do that,

    But if in the moral calculus he included both girls and not only one who was presumed to be a victim he could shoot to disable but unfortunately he was never trained for more complexity. Even if the victim got injured the sum of two girls injured is better than one girl dead.

    Unless “two girls injured” eventually results in “two girls dead” after sme good bleeding.

    This is so out-of-world logic-based kill-them-by-trolley-or-not thinking that I suspect you are a Google AI being made to go through its paces.

  180. S says:
    @ThreeCranes
    Yesterday I wrote that the black community reserves the right to infantilize itself in its dealings with the Law. You (meaning White policemen, social workers and judges) must look upon us as mere babies. You must protect us, coddle us, nurture us. George Floyd played this well-worn card but it failed. When he died in custody blacks erupted in rage. The one thing they can't afford to lose in their relations with whitey is the right to be regarded as helpless infants. It matters not a whit that Floyd was 6' 6" and weighed 230 lbs. He was just a big, overgrowd baby, a gentle giant, cuddly teddy bear.

    Now just look at how the press feeds back into this setup. Every mention of the hippo/stabber/deceased in the WaPo article is from her bereaved Mother's perspective. See what I mean?

    Replies: @S

    Yesterday I wrote that the black community reserves the right to infantilize itself in its dealings with the Law. You (meaning White policemen, social workers and judges) must look upon us as mere babies. You must protect us, coddle us, nurture us…Now just look at how the press feeds back into this setup.

    Yes, and not coincidentally, that probably pretty well describes the core dynamics of the historic master/slave relationship that existed in British North America, particularly evident in sanctimonious Puritan New England, the section which won the US Civil War.

    Those same dysfunctional relational dynamics in the early 19th century carried over seamlessly into wage slavery (ie the so called ‘cheap labor’/’mass immigration’ system) with the wage slave ‘immigrant’. [Witness the modern Massachusetts ‘progressive’ Elizabeth Warren choosing Lawrence ‘Immigrant City’, Mass, to launch her 2020 presidential bid from.]

    It was those slave dealing/slave owning New England Puritan elites and hangers on which were the political and spiritual forebears of today’s progressives.

    When people intuitively speak of the liberal/progressive ‘plantation’, they’re on the right path, they just don’t quite realize how deep the rabbit hole goes.

  181. Haven’t they’ve banned sharp knives in Europe due to all the Diverse Stabbings?

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @Skylark Thibedeau

    Carrying them on the street, or at spectator sports venues, or at places of entertainment like pubs, discos, and nightclubs, yes. In kitchens, no.

    At the time of the last royal wedding, one of the bride's American relatives was arrested trying to enter a nightclub in London while carrying a knife.

    The police let him off with a warning. Had the queen known about it, he probably would have been beheaded.

  182. @ben tillman
    @Jonathan Mason


    But you don’t know that the journalists are deliberately turning news into propaganda. Name the journalists. Name the editors.

    And the US is not a leftist state. It is one of the most rightist states in the world.
     

    Of course, it's a Leftist state. That is something to be judged absolutely, not relatively. Moreover, since the US has the world's most powerful empire, it stands to reason that is the most Leftist. Empire = Left. Aggression = Left. Immigration (a form of aggression) = Left. Centralized power = Left. Centralized wealth = Left.

    But I still doubt whether they are consciously putting out propaganda.
     
    Doubt "that".

    If you can't "believe whether", you can hardly "doubt whether".


    It is all like the Iraq war and the weapons of mass destruction. Anybody who had half a brain realized that the threat to the world from the government of Saddam Hussein from germ warfare was grossly exaggerated.

    But the US press failed to hold the feet of US politicians to the fire over the issue in spite of worldwide protests. And disaster ensued.

    So did the US press really have a leftist agenda? Why would the left wing press want to promote a war against Iraq started by ultra right-wing politicians in which millions of people were killed?

     

    Yes, the US press had a Leftist agenda, which was why it told so many lies to p[romote the war started by ULTRA-LEFT-WING deep-staters. They and Wolfowitz and Perle and the PNACers were all on the same side -- THE LEFT.

    P.S. -- I too am sorry to hear about your sister. My condolences.

    Replies: @Jack D

    I’m sorry but you are just playing semantic games – define everything and everyone that you don’t like as “Left” and the good part that remains is by definition “Right”. “Leftist” is just a synonym for “Jew” or “bad person” in your book. If Wolfowitz, Perle, Chomsky and Zinn are all “Leftists” then the word has no meaning.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @ben tillman
    @Jack D

    These are not semantic games. This is a rigorous definition of the word ultimately based on Steve's own observations about the meanings of the terms in France, where they originated. The fact that Wolfowitz and Perle are Leftists is laughably straightforward -- they're Trotskyites!

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/a-new-left-right-paradigm/

    We’ve been talking about it on this blog on occasion for 5 or 6 years now since Steve brought up the meaning of these terms in France, where they originated. If you’re on the right, you are for order and stability. If you’re on the left, you support movement (i.e., aggression and the release of entropy).

    , @J.Ross
    @Jack D

    All four of them hate America and want it destroyed; two pretend to disapprove of imperialist foreign policy.

    , @Redman
    @Jack D

    We should be moving away from the left-right paradigm, and focusing more on the authoritarian-freedom paradigm. At least when trying to convince the cultists.

    Among the concentric circles of ideology, being in favor of freedom has a better chance of swaying opinions that can be swayed.

    The Dems are now in favor of Covid lockdowns, forever mask wearing, Climate Change regulations, regime change wars, mass immigration, black racial reparations from taxes and picking pointless fights with nuclear armed Russia. All of these issues can be characterized as anti-freedom. They’re also anti-nationalist, but I fear we don’t have the nationalist vibe we used to.

    , @Hibernian
    @Jack D

    Love of military action is not conservatism, it is a caricature of conservatism.

  183. @Jack D
    @Jonathan Mason

    Gulf War was 30 years ago. It was a foreign war and it involved a dictator that even (most) Leftists found to be unlovable. The American Left is always afraid of being seen as unpatriotic (because they are) and so will often take a rightist position in foreign affairs as a shield.

    This is a whole different kettle of fish than American domestic politics. You want to know the names of the journalists and their publications - just look up above and you will see their bylines. On what planet is the article above an objective accounting of the brief life of Ma'khia as opposed to a piece of hagiography for our new god, the Numinous Negro? If you can't see this, it's because you don't want to see it.

    Replies: @Redman

    If you can’t see this, it’s because you don’t want to see it.

    And therein lies the current problem. The left has become a cult (a rather large one at that) of people who have been brainwashed to reflexively avert their gaze from any facts or logic that might interfere with their revolutionary fervor.

    Previously normal people have been trained like dogs to look for white supremacists (and other imagined hobgoblins) under every cover.

  184. Any chance we get a remake ‘Makiyah the Knife’. Apologies to the Bobby Darin estate.

    I recall Jeff Reardon was a good relief pitcher back in the day. This kid Nick of time Reardon was a big relief to Miss Pinkerson.

  185. @Mr. Anon
    @Polistra


    The future sounds very much like a pipe dream, I’m sorry to say. Soon as a community even begins to resemble what you’ve described, the MSM and BLM and ADL and SPLC and on and on will be assaulting your fence and that fence won’t last long.
     
    Not if you are the right kind of people. Only if you are a middle or lower-class white fly-over deplorable.

    Replies: @Supply and Demand, @ben tillman

    Not if you are the right kind of people. Only if you are a middle or lower-class white fly-over deplorable.

    Like the McCloskeys in St. Louis?

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @ben tillman

    They qualified because they had guns and not just for decoration.

  186. @Jonathan Mason
    @Jack D

    But you don't know that the journalists are deliberately turning news into propaganda. Name the journalists. Name the editors.

    And the US is not a leftist state. It is one of the most rightist states in the world.

    As a naturalized American citizen myself, I share with many people around the world the view that many Americans are just plain crazy! And that includes their political parties and presidents, and their journalists. And it has nothing to do with left or right.

    It is all a bit like the kingdom of Laputa in Gulliver's Travels.

    Laputa is more complex than Lilliput or Brobdingnag because its strangeness is not based on differences of size but on the primacy of abstract theoretical concerns over concrete practical concerns in Laputan culture.

    Physical power in Laputa is important as in Lilliput and Brobdingnag. Here, power is exercised not through physical size but through technology. The government floats over the rest of the kingdom, using technology to gain advantage over its subjects. The floating island is both a formidable weapon and an allegorical image that represents the distance between the government and the people it governs.

    Maybe it is just that the journalists are crazy.

    People who have different cultures have different views of reality.

    Many stories here are based on reports in the Daily Mail. Love it or hate it, my perception of the Daily Mail is that they are mostly interested in writing human interest stories that will engage readers, which could be stories about police shootings, Covid-19, the sudden collapse of the European super league in soccer, or about Prince Harry and the Duchess of Los Angeles.

    The common factor is that these stories are about people and generally told from the point of view of the ordinary working person--so often pointing out how much celebrities paid for their home or car or airplane.

    But usually they are written from the point of view of common sense. Famous people, politicians royalty and celebrities are just seen as people like anybody else, only with more money than sense.

    The US has way too much celebrity journalism, where people like TV anchors are paid millions of dollars and inevitably end up leading a lifestyle that is divorced from the ordinary working person. And so they lose their perspective and they are just spinning their wheels, and frequently lacking in ordinary common sense.

    But I still doubt whether they are consciously putting out propaganda.

    It is all like the Iraq war and the weapons of mass destruction. Anybody who had half a brain realized that the threat to the world from the government of Saddam Hussein from germ warfare was grossly exaggerated.

    But the US press failed to hold the feet of US politicians to the fire over the issue in spite of worldwide protests. And disaster ensued.

    So did the US press really have a leftist agenda? Why would the left wing press want to promote a war against Iraq started by ultra right-wing politicians in which millions of people were killed?

    Maybe it was 4-dimensional chess, and the plan was that the American people would become so sickened by the GW Bush regime, that they would elect Obama, but this seems pretty far fetched given that Obama was only a hair left of center himself.

    Replies: @Jack D, @res, @ben tillman, @utu

    “It is not easy to discern whether contemporary journalism is a cynical way to get rich by corrupting man or a “cultural” apostolate carried out by hopelessly uncivilized minds.” – Nicolás Gómez Dávila

  187. @utu
    Shooting of Tyrell Wilson (video released yesterday) demonstrates that police can shoot indeed very fast and mere sight of knife triggers them and gives them the license to kill which they seem to be eager to use. Trained reflexes kick in and there is no time for thinking whatsoever and no attempts to deescalate are made. In the case Tyrell Wilson one could feel that the shooter is glad to be challenged so he can proceed with killing.

    Certainly there is no evidence nor room for any heroism as in the legend that Mr. Sailer tried to falsely construct for the Columbus shooter. While in Columbus the shooter possibly saved one person from great bodily harm and possibly even from death he did not make any attempt to minimize the total harm and instead went for the maximum outcome of maximum damage and harm which was to shoot to kill w/o any attempt to reduce the total harm possible in the situation. He was shooting to kill because that was all he knew what to do as he never was trained for anything else. But if in the moral calculus he included both girls and not only one who was presumed to be a victim he could shoot to disable but unfortunately he was never trained for more complexity. Even if the victim got injured the sum of two girls injured is better than one girl dead.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdN-ZMoAMaU

    Replies: @Jack Armstrong, @El Dato, @Hibernian, @Grahamsno(G64), @notsaying, @Mr. Anon, @MarkinLA, @anon, @AnotherDad, @vhrm

    What planet do you live on?

    • Replies: @Alfa158
    @Hibernian

    That would be the planet Sean.

  188. @Deadite
    Ace of Spades had a good comment. If it’s natural for blacks to be knifing each other all the time, that goes a long way to explaining cop black interaction, because whites sure don’t have knife fighting as a hobby. Except in movies.

    No wonder cops have to arrest all those blacks!

    Glenn Beck had it right. The cops need to go on strike. Show them what lack of policing really means. If they don’t there will be no jobs to go back to.

    Replies: @TTSSYF, @Hibernian, @Bannon, @AceDeuce

    Glenn Beck had it right. The cops need to go on strike. Show them what lack of policing really means. If they don’t there will be no jobs to go back to.

    From one of my favorite movies, near the end of Asphalt Jungle (1950). A John Huston classic. Watch it, how prophetic it was about these days of anti-law enforcement.

    • Replies: @Deadite
    @Bannon

    The jungle looks like it’s winning...😬

  189. @ben tillman
    @Mr. Anon


    Not if you are the right kind of people. Only if you are a middle or lower-class white fly-over deplorable.
     
    Like the McCloskeys in St. Louis?

    Replies: @Hibernian

    They qualified because they had guns and not just for decoration.

  190. This must be the official astronaut’s Cognitive Dissonance Site.

    You think:
    A. the government is out to get you

    BUT ALSO

    B. cops, who I guess aren’t government employees, are your friends.

    That’s just straight out nutty as a fruitcake.

    • Replies: @Bannon
    @obwandiyag


    This must be the official astronaut’s Cognitive Dissonance Site.

    You think:
    A. the government is out to get you

    BUT ALSO

    B. cops, who I guess aren’t government employees, are your friends.

    That’s just straight out nutty as a fruitcake.
     

    Police in the American system have been largely separated from the political machinery -- they do not knock on doors and act as muscle for the current ruling regime. Their power is dispersed in many different agencies answering to many different municipalities. And their duties have been successfully limited to being mostly peace officers answering complaints.

    One of the signature issues of the long-disparaged John Birch Society was the preservation of the American model of law enforcement. The Birchers believed (correctly) that we had created on these shores a different way of life between government and the governed, one where the use of force was only in service of citizen complaints about crime.

    It is a generalization, but it is largely true. It is the reason that the police have been under constant attack by the Frankfurt School, global neo-Marxists that have been at war with this country for 70 years.

    Truth bomb: in America, the police are the embodiment of conservative American ideals. The way they operate and the values they enforce are utterly incompatible with the "tomorrow" that world governments have in mind for us. Lovers of America, lovers of freedom, lovers of our way of life here should fight for the police. This is the hill to die on.

  191. @Neoconned
    Steve has posited that blacks sort of just want to "be left alone by police while they exist in a parallel society" of sorts.

    Let em.....

    Let the cops do drive bys and wave.

    Or as Rahm put it....theyll "go fetal"....

    Hey the police don't care....they still get their paycheck & pension.

    If Lasheaka and Tamaria want to get into an undisturbed knife fight.....let them maybe?

    If LeBron cares so much about the fallout let him use his millions to hire social workers or "community activists" or whatever to clean up the mess.....but stop asking me to pay for it via more cops and prisons/more welfare etc

    Replies: @CCZ

    “Let the cops do drive bys and wave.”

    Let the WHITE cops do drive bys and wave. And leave blacks to police themselves, like below:

    • Replies: @additionalMike
    @CCZ

    CCZ, the video is age-restricted and I cannot view it. Apparently I'm too old.

    Replies: @CCZ

  192. Not EXACTLY off-topic:

    https://nypost.com/2021/04/23/pol-says-nyc-killer-victim-of-intergenerational-trauma/

    Worldwide hair, black lesbians, one black lesbian shot the head clean off the other! And of course, all sorts of excuses for why she did it, mostly White racism from the sound of it..

  193. @Jack D
    @ben tillman

    I'm sorry but you are just playing semantic games - define everything and everyone that you don't like as "Left" and the good part that remains is by definition "Right". "Leftist" is just a synonym for "Jew" or "bad person" in your book. If Wolfowitz, Perle, Chomsky and Zinn are all "Leftists" then the word has no meaning.

    Replies: @ben tillman, @J.Ross, @Redman, @Hibernian

    These are not semantic games. This is a rigorous definition of the word ultimately based on Steve’s own observations about the meanings of the terms in France, where they originated. The fact that Wolfowitz and Perle are Leftists is laughably straightforward — they’re Trotskyites!

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/a-new-left-right-paradigm/

    We’ve been talking about it on this blog on occasion for 5 or 6 years now since Steve brought up the meaning of these terms in France, where they originated. If you’re on the right, you are for order and stability. If you’re on the left, you support movement (i.e., aggression and the release of entropy).

    • Agree: TWS
  194. @Discordiax
    @Jack D

    " Foster parents, especially when they are taking in almost fully grown teenagers, are taking these kids in mostly as a paying occupation and aren’t really expected to express pride in them, nor are their wards interested in making their foster parents proud."

    You're being 10-20% too cynical about foster parents. The foster mother in question was enough of a parent / role model / etc that a bunch of her ex-foster kids were at the house for her birthday party.

    That said, the foster parents are only human, there's only so much they can do. Some number of foster kids you can't do much for.

    Replies: @Matt Buckalew

    Some people are congenitally incapable of understanding altruism. Jack D is one of those types.

  195. Last night chris cuomo had conversations with black commentators about the knife girl shooting and they all discussed other options to shooting and police review and oversite ad nauseam. cuomo had on his mad face as he directed the conversations. Then, surprisingly, when don lemon came on and they spend time talking before lemon takes over, lemon basically said the cop had no alternative but to shoot as he is trained to do. The veins stood out on cuomo’s neck and steam came out his ears. Maybe cnn was getting viewer push back. One can only hope. (For those who don’t know or maybe care, I use lower case when I mention people I detest)

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @Buffalo Joe


    For those who don’t know or maybe care, I use lower case when I mention people I detest.
     
    Makes for a lot less finger work. You could go through the entire political and media class in America without hitting the shift key.
  196. @Jack D

    “Did he have to get out of that car ready to shoot?” she said.
     
    It's becoming increasingly clear that black people really don't want to be policed. They want to be able to do their thang. If Ma'khia had stabbed the girl in pink, the "Black community" would not have been upset at all. It certainly wouldn't be in the national media - MAYBE there would have been 3 lines in the police blotter section of the local paper if the other girl died. If she was merely wounded, then no mention. Ma'khia would have done 2 years in juvi hall and then out at 18. From the POV of the black community this would have been a better outcome than having some white cop kill Ma'khia. The girl in pink would have been dead but stabbings/shootings happen in ghetto all the time. Ain't no big thang.

    Police should take the hint and eat more donuts when it comes to policing black neighborhoods. And I think that they will. They are already.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    It’s becoming increasingly clear that black people really don’t want to be policed. They want to be able to do their thang. If Ma’khia had stabbed the girl in pink, the “Black community” would not have been upset at all. It certainly wouldn’t be in the national media – MAYBE there would have been 3 lines in the police blotter section of the local paper if the other girl died. If she was merely wounded, then no mention. Ma’khia would have done 2 years in juvi hall and then out at 18. From the POV of the black community this would have been a better outcome than having some white cop kill Ma’khia. The girl in pink would have been dead but stabbings/shootings happen in ghetto all the time. Ain’t no big thang.

    Police should take the hint and eat more donuts when it comes to policing black neighborhoods. And I think that they will. They are already.

    Blacks are a nation within a nation. They quite obviously don’t like submitting to authority when it is wielded by non-blacks. Cops are just the leading edge of this.

    The problem with not policing black neighborhoods is that the conduct doesn’t remain in black neighborhoods. It has a tendency to bleed out at the margins until Cities become uninhabitable.

  197. Anonymous[222] • Disclaimer says:
    @Desiderius
    https://twitter.com/alexsalvinews/status/1385582821981499399?s=20

    Only one with a mask.

    Only one without a flag.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Ron Mexico, @Buck Ransom, @Anonymous, @Je Suis Omar Mateen

    Only one with a mask.

    Probably wasn’t him then.

  198. @Abe
    @Ron Unz


    Well, I’m just glad I live in quiet, peaceful California these days. And I suspect that Steve may have similar sentiments…
     
    Over a decade ago (it was in a Silicon Valley SEARS store, so that’s how long ago it was) I overheard two teen Hispanic store workers chatting as they did inventory. Both were good-naturedly ribbing each other about how bad their Spanish was at home (in perfect English). And I literally said to myself (a decade before I wound up on unz.com or was even a Steve reader): “Ron’s kids”.

    Your b!tch-slapping of bilingualism in California public education was one of the less heralded CivNat triumphs of the 90’s along with Ward Connerly’s ban on affirmative action, but maybe the most consequential next to Guilliani-style policing and work-for-welfare reforms.

    With that said, and with all do respect, can you really have no cognizance of the sort of massive, horrific violence that routinely goes on south of the border and that will be increasingly seen here as there effectively ceases being a border? Steve even had a story recently about Hispanic LAPD officers forming their own badged gangs.

    Don’t worry, though, I’ll be the first to make a hefty donation to your ransom Kickstarter page when Steve receives one of your fingers in the mail in this new normalmente America.

    Replies: @Ron Unz, @Matt Buckalew

    Rofl you simps are too fucking stupid for words. Ron Unz did to white people in California what knife girl was trying to do to pink shirt. Prop 187 was California’s last chance- Ron teamed up with the globalists to destroy it.

  199. @eded
    @notsaying

    "What no one is talking about is this girl being in foster care and that she was having problems with the other girls. Why was she in foster care? Was it because she had problems or was it because her mother had problems?"

    Right, none of these questions seem to be being asked in the media. The girl's mother has been interviewed but no one asked these questions.

    Other questions not asked are who called the police and why? What was the relationship of all the people involved in this fracas and who are they? I'm particularly curious about the guy who tried to soccer kick the woman. What caused the dispute? Isn't this basic journalism?

    Replies: @notsaying

    Bits of information are coming out. Yesterday it was that she made the honor roll and that her mom had five kids. Her grandmother said doing this was unlike her.

    We have seen though how family will paint kids as saints who have committed serious crimes, though. But how many juvenile delinquents make the honor roll? Was this girl in foster care due to neglect or abuse by the mother, were the other girls giving her problems and she felt she had to defend herself? I sure don’t know. But we should find out. If the system failed this girl this badly, we all need to know so we can do something about it.

    As I said before, focussing on the cop is all wrong. It’s hiding the real problems going on

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @notsaying

    But how many juvenile delinquents make the honor roll?

    In a ghetto public school? Are you familiar with their standards for graduation?

    Replies: @notsaying

  200. @utu
    Shooting of Tyrell Wilson (video released yesterday) demonstrates that police can shoot indeed very fast and mere sight of knife triggers them and gives them the license to kill which they seem to be eager to use. Trained reflexes kick in and there is no time for thinking whatsoever and no attempts to deescalate are made. In the case Tyrell Wilson one could feel that the shooter is glad to be challenged so he can proceed with killing.

    Certainly there is no evidence nor room for any heroism as in the legend that Mr. Sailer tried to falsely construct for the Columbus shooter. While in Columbus the shooter possibly saved one person from great bodily harm and possibly even from death he did not make any attempt to minimize the total harm and instead went for the maximum outcome of maximum damage and harm which was to shoot to kill w/o any attempt to reduce the total harm possible in the situation. He was shooting to kill because that was all he knew what to do as he never was trained for anything else. But if in the moral calculus he included both girls and not only one who was presumed to be a victim he could shoot to disable but unfortunately he was never trained for more complexity. Even if the victim got injured the sum of two girls injured is better than one girl dead.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdN-ZMoAMaU

    Replies: @Jack Armstrong, @El Dato, @Hibernian, @Grahamsno(G64), @notsaying, @Mr. Anon, @MarkinLA, @anon, @AnotherDad, @vhrm

    Trained reflexes kick in and there is no time for thinking whatsoever and no attempts to deescalate are made. In the case Tyrell Wilson one could feel that the shooter is glad to be challenged so he can proceed with killing.

    I agree about trigger happy cops, but who exactly has to deescalate the situation here, all blacks are aware that confrontation with cops can have fatal consequences so the onus is on them to comply and not do anything stupid knowing that the cops will unload it on them. Are these blacks incapable of learning by ‘Conditioned Reflex’ akin to ringing a bell in a cage and then giving an electric shock to the animal so that the next time the bell is rung the animal covers in fear and is in a submissive position, well the shock has been applied to blacks many times but they never learn to associate ringing of the bell the appearance of an armed uniformed officer with the shock the shootings and they always escalate the confrontation with stupid bravado and get sent to their maker. They never learn the pattern is always the same.

    What was that stupid Tyrell Wilson thinking when the armed cop with his gun drawn appeared instead of immediate compliance he just stood there with that knife in his hand talking shit. Well he won’t talk shit anymore. They’re incapable of learning even by conditioned reflex a form of learning which is pre human.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @Grahamsno(G64)

    Basically I agree, except that I think he was probably under the influence of marijuana or alcohol, or both,and not quite in his right mind. Very likely he was in possession of something that would get him arrested for something worse than jaywalking, and he panicked. I am not so sure that he was attempting to stab, the cop, but he could have been, and the cop could have seen it that way.

    Poor decision-making, without a doubt--but probably under the influence of something.

  201. @Jack D
    @Jonathan Mason

    First of all, I am sorry for your loss.

    I agree that it is quite normal for their families to speak only the best about their recently departed relatives. "De mortuis nil nisi bonum" (of the dead, speak only good) is literally an ancient maxim.

    However, what we have going on here is something quite different. The press and the Left (but I repeat myself) are taking these family statements at face value (when traditionally the role of the press was to be skeptical of EVERYONE - "if your mother says she loves you, check it out" was once the maxim of the hard boiled journalist). At MORE than face value - George Floyd, a drug addict and violent felon, was depicted as literally an angel with a halo. They are doing this not because they are under any real illusions (none of these folks would buy a house within a mile of George Floyd's neighborhood or send their kids to school with George Floyd's keeds) or because they gave the least goddamn about George Floyd as a human being when he was alive (neither did his family) but solely in order to serve a political agenda. They are in fact no longer journalists but propagandists.

    In a Leftist state, the role of journalism (the role of art, the role of the law, etc.) is not to convey truth but to further the Revolution. These cartoon figures are the Morozovs and Stakhanovs of our modern propaganda machines and have nothing to do with the actual, highly flawed humans behind the cartoon images. (BTW, Stalin was clear headed enough that he actually expressed in private that Morozov was a little stinker but he also knew that his death was politically useful - does Joe Biden actually have that level of clarity? I only WISH that Biden was smart enough to be cynical but I'm afraid that he actually believes the BS.)

    BTW, the trend in BLACK funerals these days is for the deceased's enemies to show up and shoot up the funeral.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @ic1000, @Zoos

    I agree that it is quite normal for their families to speak only the best about their recently departed relatives. “De mortuis nil nisi bonum” (of the dead, speak only good)

    Okay, I can do that…

    Ma’killa’s dead?

    Good!

    😎

    • Replies: @Clyde
    @Zoos


    Okay, I can do that…Ma’killa’s dead?
    Good!
     
    Her mother tried to monetize her death via GoFundMe. But after reaching 25 thousand GoFundMe canceled it (lulz)


    quote:
    The gofundme has been taken down after accumulating $27k.
    Well frick. Back to working at Burger King...... https://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/o-t-lounge/already-a-gofundme-for-makhia-bryant-started-by-her-mom-update-gofundme-removed-it/96036223/page-8/
     
  202. The closing words in the Chauvin prosecution: Chauvin’s heart was too small. In other words, an abstraction, not facts. The Ohio case is being covered the same way, with abstractions. The Federal Civil Rights case will be settled, but in the strong shadow of the abstractions. The settlement will consist of various programs to placate, and back-off from, black culture. Remember, Seattle hired a pimp to help the City understand street cred and culture.

  203. I have no more sympathy for the demise of a would-be murderess than I would for a dead dog on the side of the road.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @Enemy of Earth

    Not a dog-lover, then?

    Replies: @Enemy of Earth

    , @Alden
    @Enemy of Earth

    Agree agree agree
    Not only was one useless pile of black blubber removed from earth but any black bastard criminals she would have.

    Win win.

    The best thing that has happened to California since 1769 is the flood of civilized Hispanics Asians mid easterners central Asians drowning the blacks.

    Best thing of all is government workers. After decades of the hate stare and vicious incompetence of affirmative action blacks it’s sooo nice to deal with a government worker who acts like a normal human being instead of a snarling black thug.

  204. OT, probably seen but still huge: Chauvin jurors admit they were bowing to intimidation by rioters and politicians. They were so scared they didn’t use their names with each other, they addressed their fellow jurors using their assigned numbers. One admitted he didn’t understand the judge’s instructions.
    https://beckernews.com/i-didnt-want-to-go-through-the-rioting-juror-in-chauvin-trial-makes-stunning-admission-over-guilty-verdict-38729/

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @J.Ross


    One admitted he didn’t understand the judge’s instructions.
     
    That should be grounds for appeal.

    Replies: @Ben tillman

  205. @utu
    Shooting of Tyrell Wilson (video released yesterday) demonstrates that police can shoot indeed very fast and mere sight of knife triggers them and gives them the license to kill which they seem to be eager to use. Trained reflexes kick in and there is no time for thinking whatsoever and no attempts to deescalate are made. In the case Tyrell Wilson one could feel that the shooter is glad to be challenged so he can proceed with killing.

    Certainly there is no evidence nor room for any heroism as in the legend that Mr. Sailer tried to falsely construct for the Columbus shooter. While in Columbus the shooter possibly saved one person from great bodily harm and possibly even from death he did not make any attempt to minimize the total harm and instead went for the maximum outcome of maximum damage and harm which was to shoot to kill w/o any attempt to reduce the total harm possible in the situation. He was shooting to kill because that was all he knew what to do as he never was trained for anything else. But if in the moral calculus he included both girls and not only one who was presumed to be a victim he could shoot to disable but unfortunately he was never trained for more complexity. Even if the victim got injured the sum of two girls injured is better than one girl dead.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdN-ZMoAMaU

    Replies: @Jack Armstrong, @El Dato, @Hibernian, @Grahamsno(G64), @notsaying, @Mr. Anon, @MarkinLA, @anon, @AnotherDad, @vhrm

    Did you see the video? There was no time for complex moral calculations.

    If I were going to be stabbed I would want the cop to save me unharmed. I would not, as the victim, be willing to risk my life and future as an able bodied person, so there could be two injured instead of one dead.

  206. @notsaying
    @eded

    Bits of information are coming out. Yesterday it was that she made the honor roll and that her mom had five kids. Her grandmother said doing this was unlike her.

    We have seen though how family will paint kids as saints who have committed serious crimes, though. But how many juvenile delinquents make the honor roll? Was this girl in foster care due to neglect or abuse by the mother, were the other girls giving her problems and she felt she had to defend herself? I sure don't know. But we should find out. If the system failed this girl this badly, we all need to know so we can do something about it.

    As I said before, focussing on the cop is all wrong. It's hiding the real problems going on

    Replies: @J.Ross

    But how many juvenile delinquents make the honor roll?

    In a ghetto public school? Are you familiar with their standards for graduation?

    • Replies: @notsaying
    @J.Ross

    Yes, I know, but it is also a sign she was trying. Her videos about hair were another, as were the goals she made for herself that she shared with a teacher.

    I just want to know the truth about what was going on here.

    This situation should never have happened. I want to know why it did. Even though the cop did the right thing, he had to kill a 16 year old. He shouldn't have had to do that. I don't want other cops to face the choice he did and I don't want other kids to die because of system failures.

    Replies: @J.Ross

  207. Very much OT, and on a lighter note, Caitlyn Jenner has decided to run for Governor of California, and has already received her first endorsement, from Bruce.
    Yeah.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @additionalMike

    California people funny.

  208. @Jack D
    @ben tillman

    I'm sorry but you are just playing semantic games - define everything and everyone that you don't like as "Left" and the good part that remains is by definition "Right". "Leftist" is just a synonym for "Jew" or "bad person" in your book. If Wolfowitz, Perle, Chomsky and Zinn are all "Leftists" then the word has no meaning.

    Replies: @ben tillman, @J.Ross, @Redman, @Hibernian

    All four of them hate America and want it destroyed; two pretend to disapprove of imperialist foreign policy.

  209. @CCZ
    @Neoconned


    "Let the cops do drive bys and wave."

     
    Let the WHITE cops do drive bys and wave. And leave blacks to police themselves, like below:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhZF7ho3S_0

    Replies: @additionalMike

    CCZ, the video is age-restricted and I cannot view it. Apparently I’m too old.

    • Replies: @CCZ
    @additionalMike

    This might work (the article and video). After you "click" video, it takes about 5 seconds to start.

    https://edition.cnn.com/2021/03/31/us/police-body-cam-5-year-old/index.html

  210. Obviously the cop should have shot the knife out of M’Kay’s hand – I’ve seen it done in countless movies and on Myth Busters, which is a show about Science. Then social workers could swoop in with their Scientific Active Listening and Conflict Resolution 101 skills to defuse this youthful misunderstanding.

    But, no, this racist cop clearly saw his chance to snuff out another Big Beautiful Black Body – and he murdered poor sweet innocent M’Kay. Thoughts and prayers.

  211. What the political right should be emphasizing about these videos is “this is how blacks always were, this is why there was segregation.”

  212. @Anon
    OT

    The New York Times writes about the tragic effects of recent political polarization on young women: They've decided they aren't interested in the rough-and-tumble world of politics and leadership, but would rather be more ... female and womanly, like doing personal mentoring, teaching, becoming a veterinarian, writing novels, and staying out of politics (because white women should recede into the background).


    When Sarah Hamilton was in high school, Hillary Clinton was running for president, and it made a big impression. Her candidacy made Ms. Hamilton want to become a leader someday too, she said, and maybe even run for office.

    Four years later, Ms. Hamilton, 21, is no longer interested in leadership. Even though it felt exciting to see Kamala Harris become vice president, she said, the sexism she thought that Ms. Harris and the other female candidates faced was too much. Ms. Hamilton, a graphic designer in San Francisco, would rather help people in a more personal way, like mentoring.
     

    (By the way, the article gives the impression that women can never win political office in the U.S. I had to check Wikipedia to be sure: Yes, women have the vote and constitute half the population of the U.S.)

    “Just seeing how underrepresented women were, especially Black women, was crazy to me,” she said. “It did not motivate me to want to become a senator or anything like that, but it motivated me to want to be well educated in it, and to be able to educate others.
     

    Some were grappling with race in other ways. Jessica Griepenburg, 19, has spent the pandemic working as a nanny and writing a novel, on a year off from Mills College. She said her longstanding skepticism of government grew as she watched recent events, attended protests and learned new perspectives at college. “It’s a lot easier for me to get my voice heard as a white woman, and I don’t think we need more of that,” she said.
     

    Jordan Barrett, 19, was a Trump supporter in 2016, like her family and most of her hometown, Moro, Ore. She’s still there, attending college remotely, raising goats and studying animal science.
     
    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/04/21/upshot/high-school-girls-politics.html

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    ThreeTwoEight, hmmm, I guess young Ms. Hamilton, in the article, never heard of pelosi, klobuchar,warren, gillibrand, ocasio-cortes, watters, lee, fudge, whitner, collins, talib and on and on. She needs to get out more.

  213. @Skylark Thibedeau
    Haven't they've banned sharp knives in Europe due to all the Diverse Stabbings?

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

    Carrying them on the street, or at spectator sports venues, or at places of entertainment like pubs, discos, and nightclubs, yes. In kitchens, no.

    At the time of the last royal wedding, one of the bride’s American relatives was arrested trying to enter a nightclub in London while carrying a knife.

    The police let him off with a warning. Had the queen known about it, he probably would have been beheaded.

  214. @additionalMike
    Very much OT, and on a lighter note, Caitlyn Jenner has decided to run for Governor of California, and has already received her first endorsement, from Bruce.
    Yeah.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

    California people funny.

  215. @Anonymous
    Meanwhile, the "Baby Bitch of Buchenwald" is warning you for the LAST time!

    https://youtu.be/DKQpCUih1ww

    Replies: @Je Suis Omar Mateen, @Expletive Deleted, @Alfa158

    ‘Meanwhile, the “Baby Bitch of Buchenwald” is warning you for the LAST time!’

    Am I the only man round these parts who’d gladly bang sweet little Greta? She’s legal now in all 51 states…..

    • Replies: @Wade Hampton
    @Je Suis Omar Mateen

    Not even with Bill Clinton's. Bill Clinton would though.

    But me? Nah. If I were drunk enough, I'd be too drunk.

    , @G. Poulin
    @Je Suis Omar Mateen

    Maybe you could whack her while you're at it.

  216. @Enemy of Earth
    I have no more sympathy for the demise of a would-be murderess than I would for a dead dog on the side of the road.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @Alden

    Not a dog-lover, then?

    • Agree: SafeNow
    • Replies: @Enemy of Earth
    @Jonathan Mason

    No bias against dogs was intended. Had dogs growing up and the Missus and I had a Golden Lab as a skilled canine companion for our daughter courtesy of Canine Companions for Independence.

    I suppose I could have used road kill instead but that might have incurred the ire of animal lovers of all stripes.

  217. @al gore rhythms
    "Bryant was also a budding cosmetologist, fond of trying out different hairstyles and posting them to TikTok. "

    Like others I am struggling to make sense of this tragedy. Could it be that this budding Vidal Sassoon was merely attempting to carry out an improvised, emergency haircut?

    Replies: @PiltdownMan, @Cortes, @Dissident799, @Buffalo Joe

    al, Pay attention. it is an attempt to weave (pun intented) black women’s hair into the story. The cop probably wanted to touch her hair.

  218. OT: Bruce Jenner is running for Cali Gov. How stupid can this election get?

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/caitlyn-jenner-launches-campaign-run-governor-california

  219. @utu
    Shooting of Tyrell Wilson (video released yesterday) demonstrates that police can shoot indeed very fast and mere sight of knife triggers them and gives them the license to kill which they seem to be eager to use. Trained reflexes kick in and there is no time for thinking whatsoever and no attempts to deescalate are made. In the case Tyrell Wilson one could feel that the shooter is glad to be challenged so he can proceed with killing.

    Certainly there is no evidence nor room for any heroism as in the legend that Mr. Sailer tried to falsely construct for the Columbus shooter. While in Columbus the shooter possibly saved one person from great bodily harm and possibly even from death he did not make any attempt to minimize the total harm and instead went for the maximum outcome of maximum damage and harm which was to shoot to kill w/o any attempt to reduce the total harm possible in the situation. He was shooting to kill because that was all he knew what to do as he never was trained for anything else. But if in the moral calculus he included both girls and not only one who was presumed to be a victim he could shoot to disable but unfortunately he was never trained for more complexity. Even if the victim got injured the sum of two girls injured is better than one girl dead.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdN-ZMoAMaU

    Replies: @Jack Armstrong, @El Dato, @Hibernian, @Grahamsno(G64), @notsaying, @Mr. Anon, @MarkinLA, @anon, @AnotherDad, @vhrm

    But if in the moral calculus he included both girls and not only one who was presumed to be a victim he could shoot to disable but unfortunately he was never trained for more complexity. Even if the victim got injured the sum of two girls injured is better than one girl dead.

    Who is to say the victim would have only been injured and not killed. Here’s what happened in another instance in which a teenage girl attacked another teenage girl with a knife:

    https://www.fox19.com/2021/04/21/year-old-charged-fatal-stabbing-another-teen-remain-custody/

    It is generally assumed that a person employing a bladed weapon or a firearm is doing so with intent to kill. And nobody trains to use a firearm to disable; they train to use a firearm to stop their target from doing what they’re doing – to neutralize the threat. Should that cop have shot at the attackers hand? The part of her body that was closest to her victim? What if he had missed and then shot the victim in the head?

    Your opinions on law enforcement appear to be about as useful as your opinions on COVID………………………not much at all.

  220. @Desiderius
    https://twitter.com/alexsalvinews/status/1385582821981499399?s=20

    Only one with a mask.

    Only one without a flag.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Ron Mexico, @Buck Ransom, @Anonymous, @Je Suis Omar Mateen

    “Only one with a mask.”

    It’s a body double under that diaper.

    The real Creepy Joe’s left ear sits half an inch lower than his right (or vice-versa) – an incurable congenital deformity. Note the diaper rests symmetrically on this person’s face. He is an impostor.

    Who knows: the real Creepy Joe Diapers might be dead or comatose. Or the Diapers Administration chose a body double so the President-Pretend appears lucid and non-senile.

  221. @obwandiyag
    This must be the official astronaut's Cognitive Dissonance Site.

    You think:
    A. the government is out to get you

    BUT ALSO

    B. cops, who I guess aren't government employees, are your friends.

    That's just straight out nutty as a fruitcake.

    Replies: @Bannon

    This must be the official astronaut’s Cognitive Dissonance Site.

    You think:
    A. the government is out to get you

    BUT ALSO

    B. cops, who I guess aren’t government employees, are your friends.

    That’s just straight out nutty as a fruitcake.

    Police in the American system have been largely separated from the political machinery — they do not knock on doors and act as muscle for the current ruling regime. Their power is dispersed in many different agencies answering to many different municipalities. And their duties have been successfully limited to being mostly peace officers answering complaints.

    One of the signature issues of the long-disparaged John Birch Society was the preservation of the American model of law enforcement. The Birchers believed (correctly) that we had created on these shores a different way of life between government and the governed, one where the use of force was only in service of citizen complaints about crime.

    It is a generalization, but it is largely true. It is the reason that the police have been under constant attack by the Frankfurt School, global neo-Marxists that have been at war with this country for 70 years.

    Truth bomb: in America, the police are the embodiment of conservative American ideals. The way they operate and the values they enforce are utterly incompatible with the “tomorrow” that world governments have in mind for us. Lovers of America, lovers of freedom, lovers of our way of life here should fight for the police. This is the hill to die on.

  222. @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    @Anonymous

    'Meanwhile, the “Baby Bitch of Buchenwald” is warning you for the LAST time!'

    Am I the only man round these parts who'd gladly bang sweet little Greta? She's legal now in all 51 states.....

    Replies: @Wade Hampton, @G. Poulin

    Not even with Bill Clinton’s. Bill Clinton would though.

    But me? Nah. If I were drunk enough, I’d be too drunk.

  223. The culty media continuing to behave like a 13 year old mean girl’s version of Glengarry Glen Ross makes me miss our real president all the more. He made politics fun, instead of depressing.

  224. @Anonymous
    https://fox8.com/news/teacher-describes-teen-shot-by-columbus-police-as-a-girl-with-a-bright-future/

    Independence High School business education teacher Austin Owens said Ma’Khia emailed him about her 5-year plan the same day she was shot.

    “The language she used in her five-year plan was somebody who desperately wanted better for her life,” he said to WCMH.

    “And she wanted to make her parent proud. She wanted to be a productive citizen. I’m not paraphrasing – these are her exact words.”

    “She was going to run the world and she wasn’t going to be ostentatious about it,” Owens said. “She was going to do it.”
     

    Replies: @Lurker, @pyrrhus, @Anon, @Jack D, @Mr. Anon, @ben tillman, @Tex, @Jon

    “She was going to run the world and she wasn’t going to be ostentatious about it,” Owens said. “She was going to do it.”

    If you can stab people with impunity, you pretty much rule the part of the world that’s in reach of your blade. Nonetheless, impunity is the key issue.

  225. @Sean
    @Steve Sailer

    Having just seen much better and more complete video. I am now not so sure she was trying to get the cop to kill her her; by the same token, I don't think she was really aware of the impression she was creating and trying to have it both ways inasmuch she wanted to terrify the girls with the knife, but not commit a crime of extreme seriousness, or get shot. It may also have a bearing that she was not used to being treated as an adult by the authorities. Ms Bryant's aunt said her niece was attacked before she picked up the knife.

    The firing started slightly but significantly after the initially released frame. The selection of that frame within a few hours was Hollywood quality editing, making it look like Bryant's right arm had been caught mid motion drawn back for a killing thrust. The latest video indicates she had her knife more or less held in that position (drawn back ) throughout both assaults. There were no thrusts by the knife hand at all that I could see. She really was trying to stab the girls she did not even break the skin of?

    A colleague of the shooter cop that wanted to administer a medical check had to tell Reardon to stop pointing his gun at Bryant. From this I conclude Reardon has an exaggerated idea of the danger a teenage girl shot 4 times in and around the heart can pose. Maybe she was less dangerous on her feet than he thought too. There are policemen who would have handled this incident better I think. Doesn't mean Reardon committed any crime or behaved improperly though, he just is not a hero in my book.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Redman

    Sean, if the girl in pink was your daughter you wouldn’t have posted what you did.

    • Agree: Wade Hampton
    • Replies: @Sean
    @Buffalo Joe


    two 911 calls at the press event, in which a caller—who authorities have not yet named—is heard screaming that someone is attempting to stab them.
     
    I suspect it was Pinkie as she came out her house and walked over with Reardon.

    Bryant's family said she picked up a knife after she was attacked. I can guess who by. My father told me in relation to fighting "don't start something you cannot finish". A called to police so they could continue to berate Bryant with a bodyguard. People in these areas know the code of the streets, that if you go onto someone's front porch and berate them they will react, quite possibly by brandishing a weapon. The girl in pink ran over and tried to blindside Bryant to help the fat girl. And what was fat girl doing on the drive of Bryant's family confronting Bryant where the push started anyway? They knew she had a knife and was agitated. Both got a single hand push by Bryant that sent them flying back several yards. Watch the neighbor video and see how fast on her feet and strong with one arm Bryant was. If she wanted to kill either one of them she could and surely would have used what was in her other hand. Neither girl got so much as a scratch from the knife.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @MarkinLA

  226. Chris Plante calls her “Greta Funberg” because 90% of the fun is below the waterline.

    In honor of Grim Little Vegan Greta, here is the title tune from 10cc’s “How Dare You” album from 1976.

  227. @James B. Shearer
    @J.Ross

    "... What is the mechanism by which Bezos could discover that he was obhectively wrong about something? .."

    The stock price of Amazon could fall by 50%. I expect that would get his attention.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    No. Woke is the proof of liberation from the need to make a profit or care what customers think. Especially in the case of Bezos. Look at the sports teams and movie studios chase away their fans.

  228. anon[389] • Disclaimer says:
    @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @joe_mama


    We were already on that trajectory prior to Trump. 2016 was far worse than 2012. BLM and World War T didn’t even really exist. By 2016 they were practically in full bloom.

    Things are accelerating even faster now though, practically exponential at this point.

     

    I'm of your mind on this. All that happened is that the true power showed its face for once in opposition to Trump. It's been there for a while, but unwilling to make itself known.

    Replies: @anon, @Anonymous

    All that happened is that the true power showed its face for once in opposition to Trump. It’s been there for a while, but unwilling to make itself known.

    Trump flipped over a very large, flat rock, revealing what lies beneath. It is understandable that the more squeamish do not wish to see thinks previously only imagined, like an HP Lovecraft story, now writhing and squirming in the light.

    We don’t like it. Many don’t want to even know about it. Yet it moves…

  229. @Sean
    @Steve Sailer

    Having just seen much better and more complete video. I am now not so sure she was trying to get the cop to kill her her; by the same token, I don't think she was really aware of the impression she was creating and trying to have it both ways inasmuch she wanted to terrify the girls with the knife, but not commit a crime of extreme seriousness, or get shot. It may also have a bearing that she was not used to being treated as an adult by the authorities. Ms Bryant's aunt said her niece was attacked before she picked up the knife.

    The firing started slightly but significantly after the initially released frame. The selection of that frame within a few hours was Hollywood quality editing, making it look like Bryant's right arm had been caught mid motion drawn back for a killing thrust. The latest video indicates she had her knife more or less held in that position (drawn back ) throughout both assaults. There were no thrusts by the knife hand at all that I could see. She really was trying to stab the girls she did not even break the skin of?

    A colleague of the shooter cop that wanted to administer a medical check had to tell Reardon to stop pointing his gun at Bryant. From this I conclude Reardon has an exaggerated idea of the danger a teenage girl shot 4 times in and around the heart can pose. Maybe she was less dangerous on her feet than he thought too. There are policemen who would have handled this incident better I think. Doesn't mean Reardon committed any crime or behaved improperly though, he just is not a hero in my book.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Redman

    Who are you, Columbo with Aspergers?

    • Replies: @Sean
    @Redman

    She was trying to stab people with the knife in her right hand. https://i.imgflip.com/1bixq9.jpg?a449664

    So she pushed them away with her left.

    Replies: @Hibernian

  230. S says:
    @Torn and Frayed
    Just think how soul-crushingly bad it must be for blacks in America to be reminded on a constant basis of their toxic group inferiority as compared to not only whites, but Asians and Mexicans as well. The only way to deal with this glaring reality is to develop an ethno-narcissistic defense mechanism. They build an externalized manufactured identity not only for themselves as agentless victims, but more importantly, of their supposed abusers, the eternal white devil, personified by the white policeman. The current cycle or racial gaslighting will only confirm what for many has always been obvious, that groups from such different geographical and human development backgrounds cannot live together.

    Starting 400 years ago capitalists in all their wisdom made huge profits by transporting black labor commodities to the Americas. Southern Big Ag interests were so stingy, so desperate for every drop of surplus value, that they rejected using the wage slavery of poor white farm workers and instead opted for the chattel slavery of blacks. Will anyone ever be able to calculate the social costs of this ongoing titanic blunder?

    The Derek Chauvin case really didn't serve the ethno-narcissistic needs of blacks because almost everyone agreed what he did was wrong. This knife girl case serves the ethno-narcissistic needs of blacks much better. In this incident we have multiple blacks acting Black-All-Too-Black while the sole white guy performs at the level of an action film hero. This reality, which blacks experience every day, triggers deep narcissistic wounding in the hearts of blacks. The way to overcome this pain is to gaslight a smear campaign and in doing so overturn reality by creating the fiction that blacks are agentless victims and whites are the devil incarnated.

    Black slavery is America's Original Sin and it was wealthy white capitalists who imposed this anti-white worker, cheap labor strategy upon America. And now, woke capitalists are combining with the black lumpenproletariat they created in order to tear down the tottering America that white workers had been eventually able to cobble together.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @S, @Buffalo Joe, @Clyde, @Anonymous

    Black slavery is America’s Original Sin and it was wealthy white capitalists who imposed this anti-white worker, cheap labor strategy upon America.

    Shortly after the founding of the United States in 1776, and greatly compounding the already existing gross error of chattel slavery and its trade in British North America, under cover of abolitionism, the slavers simply monetized* the unholy system with the late 18th and early 19th century introduction of wage slavery, ie the so called ‘cheap labor’/’mass immigration’ system.

    1850’s Bleeding Kansas, where guerrilla armies privately financed by Northeastern industrialists and Southern planters, fought for control of the territory, has long been seen as a micro-cosm of the coming US Civil War. For insight into that, checkout the background behind Lawrence ‘Immigrant City’, Mass, and its infamous sister city, the abolition center of Lawrence, KS, each of whose mid 19th century construction had been financed by the same Lawrence family of Massachusetts textile factory magnates.

    Textile magnates, such as the Lawrence’s, didn’t much like paying the exorbitant costs for the grossly inefficient** chattel slave labor which picked the Southern cotton which in turn fed their Northern New England mills. They wished to force a recalcitrant South to adopt the North’s wage slavery system, and hence the construction of Lawrence, KS.

    It’s been researched, the early 19th century New England industrialists pushing the wage slave (cheap labor) system were also often the very ones who not so many years before had been slave owners/dealers, or, members of such families. They were used to doing anything, but anything, than pay the prevailing real time local costs of labor to their own Anglo-Saxon people.

    If I had been one of the morally depraved slavers, I suppose I would see the US Civil War as one of the greatest of triumphs over mankind. Southerners, fighting in effect to preserve chattel slavery, and Northerners, fighting to expand slavery (ie wage slavery, so called ‘cheap labor’) into the South, neither of which was in either’s ultimate interest. The results were seven hundred thousand dead, representing seven hundred thousand potential open slots to be filled with wage slave cheap labor ‘immigrants’.

    * ie Distilled chattel slavery and it’s trade down to it’s financial essence whilst maximizing profits, the ‘immigrant’, from a financial point of view, being the slave, for whatever period of time (days, weeks, months, years) he or she is paid significantly below what was, or, what would of been, the prevailing real time local costs of labor, without the immigration taking place, or, the immigrant(s) being present. All former overhead costs and hassles that both the slave dealer and purchaser had formerly had to deal with have now been safely ‘outsourced’, ie dumped upon, the non-exploiting general public to bear. For instance, the Chinese being imported by diktat into California in the 1870’s, were found by the California state legislature in 1876 to be often being paid only about a third of whatever the prevailing local rates for labor were.

    ** In 1863, whilst obtaining loans from London banks for the US (Union) war effort, the financial representative of the Lincoln administration there, Robert J Walker, taking numerous variables into account found that wage slave (ie cheap labor/mass immigration) dependent Massachusetts was four times more productive than chattel slave dependent South Carolina. Walker’s London calculations were republished in the United States in 1864.

  231. @Anonymous
    https://fox8.com/news/teacher-describes-teen-shot-by-columbus-police-as-a-girl-with-a-bright-future/

    Independence High School business education teacher Austin Owens said Ma’Khia emailed him about her 5-year plan the same day she was shot.

    “The language she used in her five-year plan was somebody who desperately wanted better for her life,” he said to WCMH.

    “And she wanted to make her parent proud. She wanted to be a productive citizen. I’m not paraphrasing – these are her exact words.”

    “She was going to run the world and she wasn’t going to be ostentatious about it,” Owens said. “She was going to do it.”
     

    Replies: @Lurker, @pyrrhus, @Anon, @Jack D, @Mr. Anon, @ben tillman, @Tex, @Jon

    And she wanted to make her parent proud.

    Yes, like most kids, she wanted to make her parent proud. Just the one. We all just have one right?

  232. It hasn’t mentioned anybody named “Pentland” since 2016.

    But they mentioned Puntland only nine days ago. “Puntland– the Somalia That Works!℠” (By African standards.)

    By Randy Ludlow,Paulina Firozi, David A. Fahrenthold and Derek Hawkins

    The face of the Wa(kanda)Po– #3 and #4 want your son’s phone number… for research of course:

    [MORE]


    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Reg Cæsar

    Those pictures are NSFW.

  233. @Torn and Frayed
    Just think how soul-crushingly bad it must be for blacks in America to be reminded on a constant basis of their toxic group inferiority as compared to not only whites, but Asians and Mexicans as well. The only way to deal with this glaring reality is to develop an ethno-narcissistic defense mechanism. They build an externalized manufactured identity not only for themselves as agentless victims, but more importantly, of their supposed abusers, the eternal white devil, personified by the white policeman. The current cycle or racial gaslighting will only confirm what for many has always been obvious, that groups from such different geographical and human development backgrounds cannot live together.

    Starting 400 years ago capitalists in all their wisdom made huge profits by transporting black labor commodities to the Americas. Southern Big Ag interests were so stingy, so desperate for every drop of surplus value, that they rejected using the wage slavery of poor white farm workers and instead opted for the chattel slavery of blacks. Will anyone ever be able to calculate the social costs of this ongoing titanic blunder?

    The Derek Chauvin case really didn't serve the ethno-narcissistic needs of blacks because almost everyone agreed what he did was wrong. This knife girl case serves the ethno-narcissistic needs of blacks much better. In this incident we have multiple blacks acting Black-All-Too-Black while the sole white guy performs at the level of an action film hero. This reality, which blacks experience every day, triggers deep narcissistic wounding in the hearts of blacks. The way to overcome this pain is to gaslight a smear campaign and in doing so overturn reality by creating the fiction that blacks are agentless victims and whites are the devil incarnated.

    Black slavery is America's Original Sin and it was wealthy white capitalists who imposed this anti-white worker, cheap labor strategy upon America. And now, woke capitalists are combining with the black lumpenproletariat they created in order to tear down the tottering America that white workers had been eventually able to cobble together.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @S, @Buffalo Joe, @Clyde, @Anonymous

    Torn, well thought out and written, post of the thread. …”they rejected wage slavery.” America was really built on the backs of the poor who strived to get out of poverty.Slaves were a small part of the country’s workforce.

  234. @Ron Unz
    @Abe


    Over a decade ago (it was in a Silicon Valley SEARS store, so that’s how long ago it was) I overheard two teen Hispanic store workers chatting as they did inventory. Both were good-naturedly ribbing each other about how bad their Spanish was at home (in perfect English). And I literally said to myself (a decade before I wound up on unz.com or was even a Steve reader): “Ron’s kids”.
     
    Thanks. I've often had similar experiences over the years.

    With that said, and with all do respect, can you really have no cognizance of the sort of massive, horrific violence that routinely goes on south of the border and that will be increasingly seen here as there effectively ceases being a border? Steve even had a story recently about Hispanic LAPD officers forming their own badged gangs.
     
    Well, I first became a little friendly with Peter Brimelow around 1992 in NYC. He and all of his friends had one set of predictions of what would happen to California if immigration continued, and I had a very different one. Thirty years have gone by, and I think that's enough time to decide who was right.

    Remember, I live in Palo Alto and East Palo Alto is right next door. Thirty years ago, it had the highest per capita murder rate in America, but these days homicides have declined by something like 95% and it's a very pleasant working-class community, with major regional shopping centers. The demographics changed...

    Since so many of the Tech CEOs live in Palo Alto, maybe otherwise they'd be much less sympathetic to all the George Floyd craziness.

    Replies: @Abe, @Stonewall Jackson

    Remember, I live in Palo Alto and East Palo Alto is right next door. Thirty years ago, it had the highest per capita murder rate in America, but these days homicides have declined by something like 95% and it’s a very pleasant working-class community, with major regional shopping centers. The demographics changed…

    Thanks, Ron. I still very much remember the first time I got off Highway 101 going to Palo Alto and being shocked at the decrepitude and menace of East Palo Alto (about as bad as any block in, say, downtown St. Louis) before hitting that little bridge that springs you over a creek and suddenly finding myself in 1%-ville . This experience, plus the chance once upon a time that I’d need to find student housing there really focused the mind. It was with great relief, then, when I saw that IKEA coming in around the turn of the millennium. It pretty much took out the blight of that portion of East Palo Alto by itself and the influx of working-class Hispanics did the rest, I guess.

    However, due to various peculiarities of the local real estate market plus personal and family connections I see it from a much grittier side as well. Yes, Hispanics have assimilated relatively well over the last 30 years (in no small part to your activism). We have connections to many nice, lower middle class/working class families who have intermarried with Hispanics and at that level assimilation and acculturation seem to be going pretty well. However, I’ve also seen things like a Hispanic father and son coming across empty liquor bottles in our local park (left, to be fair, by a white wino) and thinking it smashing (heh) fun to throw them at a tree, dusting the turf with a generous layer of toddler-shredding glass. But, hey, at least they’re spending time together!

    There are only so many blue collar whites left in this country, but the human wave out of the South seems endless. And as alluded to in my earlier post (sorry for the salty attitude) I think chances are at least 50% that in my lifetime I will see such innovations as kidnapping-for-ransom, assassination attempts on the judiciary, and firefights between gangs and police where the former bring light infantry brigade-level weapons to the fracas a part of my “new normal”.

    Tossed between the street-level anarchy of blacks, the paramilitary-potential violence of Hispanics, and the sudden jihad explosiveness of Muslims and constantly needing to form tactical alliances with each to cling to my piece of the American Dream. What’s a suburban white man to do?

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
    @Abe


    It was with great relief, then, when I saw that IKEA coming in around the turn of the millennium. It pretty much took out the blight of that portion of East Palo Alto by itself and the influx of working-class Hispanics did the rest, I guess.
     
    Actually, the Hispanic immigrants mostly began moving in during the late 1980s/early 1990s, and I'm pretty sure the big IKEA and the other shopping centers later appeared more as a consequence than a cause of the "changed local conditions."

    However, I’ve also seen things like a Hispanic father and son coming across empty liquor bottles in our local park (left, to be fair, by a white wino) and thinking it smashing (heh) fun to throw them at a tree, dusting the turf with a generous layer of toddler-shredding glass.
     
    Sure, Hispanics are mostly working-class or working-poor, so I don't doubt that some of them are "rough around the edges" compared to long-assimilated middle-class whites.

    And as alluded to in my earlier post (sorry for the salty attitude) I think chances are at least 50% that in my lifetime I will see such innovations as kidnapping-for-ransom, assassination attempts on the judiciary, and firefights between gangs and police where the former bring light infantry brigade-level weapons to the fracas a part of my “new normal”.
     
    Here, I'm extremely skeptical. Hispanic immigration, especially to California, has massively declined over the last decade or so. If we're talking about Hispanics under 50, I think the overwhelming majority are American-born, English-speaking, and mostly assimilated.

    Like I said, for thirty years VDare-type rightwingers have been predicting the sort of horrifying dystopian scenarios you suggest, and if it never happened when the Hispanics were recent immigrants who were very poor and didn't speak English, I very much doubt it will happen now.

    Indeed, some of the most high-profile Hispanic crimes in CA these days tend to reflect their extreme assimilation. For example, there was some Hispanic guy who got involved in the ultra-rightwing Boogaloo Movement, and assassinated a security guard and a police officer as part of his plan to overthrow our Deep State regime. And there was some crazy Hispanic mother who got so caught up in the QAnon lunacy that she drowned her three little children to protect them from her ex-husband whom she'd convinced herself was part of a global Satanic pedophile ring.

    In fact, one slightly disappointing thing that I've noticed is that the younger generation of Hispanics seem to be assimilating into America's crazy culture more rapidly than I'd originally expected.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @anonymous

  235. @Tono Bungay
    This video shows how well the cop acted. And the kick to the head -- I've seen that on several videos, all of black people running amok. Have I led too sheltered a life that I find that ungentlemanly?

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Tono, a kick to the head of a downed victim, who you were not fighting, is despicable. Was he not charged?

  236. @Jonathan Mason
    @Enemy of Earth

    Not a dog-lover, then?

    Replies: @Enemy of Earth

    No bias against dogs was intended. Had dogs growing up and the Missus and I had a Golden Lab as a skilled canine companion for our daughter courtesy of Canine Companions for Independence.

    I suppose I could have used road kill instead but that might have incurred the ire of animal lovers of all stripes.

  237. Here is the school where she was an honor student and buddimg scholar:

    https://www.greatschools.org/ohio/columbus/575-Independence-High-School/

    Indepedence High School has a 2/10 rating. And somehow this 74% black, 15% Latinx, 3% mixed school gets an even worse 1/10 score for equity. Here is the top comment:

    Do not send your children here unless you don’t like them, or have large life insurance policies on them.

    In Texas, where they have solved the problem of the racist SAT by relying on class rank, she would have been an auto-admit at UT-Austin.

    • Replies: @Grahamsno(G64)
    @Jon


    Do not send your children here unless you don’t like them, or have large life insurance policies on them.
     
    Ouch that's about as far as brutally honest criticism goes. Some school that but nothing else good be expected given the demographic breakdown of the students. HBD is a deeply tragic and fatalistic worldview to hold and no wonder most Americans the perpetually 'can do' sunny optimists refuse to countenance something so dark.
  238. @Reg Cæsar

    It hasn’t mentioned anybody named “Pentland” since 2016.

     

    But they mentioned Puntland only nine days ago. "Puntland-- the Somalia That Works!℠" (By African standards.)

    By Randy Ludlow,Paulina Firozi, David A. Fahrenthold and Derek Hawkins

     

    The face of the Wa(kanda)Po-- #3 and #4 want your son's phone number... for research of course:


    https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2020/09/16/ZTCP/205a0fbc-e322-466c-b578-7c7f404fc655-Ludlowmug.JPG

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-apps/imrs.php?src=https://s3.amazonaws.com/arc-authors/washpost/0bd9407b-b491-4d14-9ba3-376f6751b32d.png

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-apps/imrs.php?src=https://s3.amazonaws.com/arc-authors/washpost/4138a989-c764-491b-8e5b-1ad7b6a8a000.png


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-apps/imrs.php?src=https://s3.amazonaws.com/arc-authors/washpost/37898b98-eb7d-4e52-8c47-acf5a1147a0c.png

    Replies: @El Dato

    Those pictures are NSFW.

  239. @additionalMike
    @CCZ

    CCZ, the video is age-restricted and I cannot view it. Apparently I'm too old.

    Replies: @CCZ

    This might work (the article and video). After you “click” video, it takes about 5 seconds to start.

    https://edition.cnn.com/2021/03/31/us/police-body-cam-5-year-old/index.html

  240. The one good thing that should come from this is the even the most stupid most brainwashed retarded SWJ has to see this for the lunacy that it is. This has to be the biggest red pill so far.

  241. @Jack D
    @res

    I think from the context that she was talking about her biological mother. Foster parents, especially when they are taking in almost fully grown teenagers, are taking these kids in mostly as a paying occupation and aren't really expected to express pride in them, nor are their wards interested in making their foster parents proud.

    As for parent singular, I suppose in the ghetto it's the norm for the mother (or grandmother) to be the sole parent who is involved in the kid's life. If both parents showed up for a parent teacher meeting it would be the rare exception. Of course back in the day when Ma'khia's mom was her custodial parent, probably nobody showed up at all. Apparently mom was trying to get custody back (or at least Ma'khia wanted her to) so she probably made some show of being interested.

    While the image of an obese black teenage girl wielding a giant knife and shouting, “I’m gonna stab the fuck out of you, bitch" has a certain all star hip hop (tragi)comic absurdity to it, the truth is that there must have been many years of abuse and neglect and misparenting and non-parenting (not to mention low IQ and low impulse control) that brought Ma'khia to that point. Of course, we are not going to hear about any of this, only about what a wonderful aspiring cosmetologist she was.

    Replies: @James B. Shearer, @Discordiax, @Dieter Kief

    They are doing this not because they are under any real illusions (none of these folks would buy a house within a mile of George Floyd’s neighborhood or send their kids to school with George Floyd’s keeds) or because they gave the least goddamn about George Floyd as a human being when he was alive (neither did his family) but solely in order to serve a political agenda. They are in fact no longer journalists but propagandists

    I agree mostly, just not with the conclusion: I do agree that the public sphere is distorted. But that the damage is done intentionally I doubt.
    Such regressive actions stem from the vibes in the air. And what everybody up there in politics and in the media gets is that the beast is about to awake and that they’d better act. Like, punish a few – why not white?! – people really hard. Hopefully, the beast will then doze on.
    The more gentle version of this state of mind I oftentimes encounter is: There is really something going terribly wrong and somebody has to do something about it. Now – since our institutions*****
    incorporate so much injustice and cruelty – why not – hand them over? What could go wrong – everybody loves somebody: Don’t be scared. We will soon be all fine.

    ***** – that is a constant meme for decades: The institutions as reflections or realizations of all that has been wrong – not least in the past. – This idea survived all kinds of waves and fashions. It started with de Sade and Nietzsche, was taken over by Marx, Max Weber had a rational way of dealing with these things but did not get through. Instead along came Neo-Marxism (Herbert Marcuse – Counter Revolution and Revolt)), Erving Goffman (the total institution), Behaviorism, Noam Chomsky, and finally postmodernism (Deleuze Guattari, Lyotard, radical feminism) and deconstructivism (Derrida, de Man, Judith Butler) and even behavioral economic theory fits into this pattern. Nudging being the coddled kindergarten answer to the problem of the total institution.  – sigh.

    Coda

    The root cause of all evil being of course, that people just can’t sit in a room and be patient and content (French mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal) – especially not in our hysterically modern times (Sigmund Freud).
    (I know that I end on a rather ironic note, but I can’t help it. If I’m not ironic, at least a bit- – – – I can’t get no – satisfaction… – not here, not now…).

  242. @Abe
    Curious. Officer Reardon is a crack shot, a MISSION IMPOSSIBLE come-to-life weapons master. Curiouser. He comes from a multi-generational police & military family with extensive ties of experience and comradeship in both organizations. Curiouser. All these cohorts, legions even, of deadly white men with guns, epitomized by Officer Reardon's own father, will nevertheless meekly direct their deadly bright weapons in young Officer Reardon’s direction until he meekly lays down his own weapon, all his John Woo-level gun-fu training for absolutely naught, and be led to the slaughter (destruction of his career and livelihood? imprisonment? given up to murderous animals while incarcerated?) at the behest of a hateful, braying mob who hate him for nothing more than the color of his skin. A braying mob at whose front- eyes wild, white teeth bared in animalistic fury- are the supposedly pinnacle specimens of our “successful” multicultural experiment like Valerie Jarret. All this hate abetted and allowed to run free by twisted specimens of white manhood like Bezos and Gates who in a more honest age would have been exposed at birth for their incontrovertible monstrosity. The twisted white men at the top, the braying mob at he bottom, and all the disgusting layers of establishment putrescence in between- black media talking heads, fat lesbian college administrators, woke Big Tech middle managers, earnest grind Asian cub reporters, OWN all those deadly white men with guns. And so Reardon Sr. will talk his son off that ledge, tell him to put down that gun oh so recently wielded with Apollonian-like skill and righteousness. “C’mon son, take my hand. I’ll show you the way to Calvary. I’ve still got a pension I’m collecting and I can’t get behind on those boat payments”. The parable of our age. So so curious.

    Replies: @Old Prude, @Lucius Somesuch, @Morton's toes, @Mr smith

    All this hate abetted and allowed to run free by twisted specimens of white manhood like Bezos and Gates who in a more honest age would have been exposed at birth for their incontrovertible monstrosity.

    That would be a good aggro interview question for Gates. Did you ever consider that if you had been born in ancient Greece the midwives would have decided the wise move here is to expose this weakling on a rock outcrop?

    (but if you asked Bezos that he might kick your butt)

  243. @Enemy of Earth
    I have no more sympathy for the demise of a would-be murderess than I would for a dead dog on the side of the road.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @Alden

    Agree agree agree
    Not only was one useless pile of black blubber removed from earth but any black bastard criminals she would have.

    Win win.

    The best thing that has happened to California since 1769 is the flood of civilized Hispanics Asians mid easterners central Asians drowning the blacks.

    Best thing of all is government workers. After decades of the hate stare and vicious incompetence of affirmative action blacks it’s sooo nice to deal with a government worker who acts like a normal human being instead of a snarling black thug.

    • LOL: Ron Unz
  244. @Mr. Anon
    @Anonymous


    “She was going to run the world and she wasn’t going to be ostentatious about it,” Owens said. “She was going to do it.”
     
    What does that even mean? She planned to join the Illuminati and run the World from behind the scenes? How is this or any other teenager going to "run the World". Do High School teachers now routinely indulge their students in grandiose delusions? Everyone is above average now and yet - it's strange - the World still doesn't resemble Lake Woebegone.

    Replies: @Redman

    Minneapolis sure doesn’t.

  245. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Oh, come on! I saw that pooch cheat - he came off the grass 1/2 way around. (Well, it was a relay ...)

    OK, that one made my day. Thank you, Buzz.

    Replies: @fish

    She (I hope that’s the preferred pronoun in this instance)….she came off the grass.

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

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @fish

    Thank you for the link to the story of Rosie Ruiz, Mr. Fish. I'd never heard about that.

    The Office had a bit like this that I unfortunately haven't found on youtube recently, in which about 4 of the staff hang out at a cafe then take a taxi to near the finish line in Branch Manager Michael Scott's "Race for the Cure". It's for a cure for rabies, which already has a cure, haha!.

    It is the most hilarious show I've ever seen, Fish, so I'll just embed this 5-minute clip on Michael Scott to introduce people to the show (it was near the top when I was searching for the other stuff):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8i-SnO3E-e4

  246. @Buffalo Joe
    @Sean

    Sean, if the girl in pink was your daughter you wouldn't have posted what you did.

    Replies: @Sean

    two 911 calls at the press event, in which a caller—who authorities have not yet named—is heard screaming that someone is attempting to stab them.

    I suspect it was Pinkie as she came out her house and walked over with Reardon.

    Bryant’s family said she picked up a knife after she was attacked. I can guess who by. My father told me in relation to fighting “don’t start something you cannot finish”. A called to police so they could continue to berate Bryant with a bodyguard. People in these areas know the code of the streets, that if you go onto someone’s front porch and berate them they will react, quite possibly by brandishing a weapon. The girl in pink ran over and tried to blindside Bryant to help the fat girl. And what was fat girl doing on the drive of Bryant’s family confronting Bryant where the push started anyway? They knew she had a knife and was agitated. Both got a single hand push by Bryant that sent them flying back several yards. Watch the neighbor video and see how fast on her feet and strong with one arm Bryant was. If she wanted to kill either one of them she could and surely would have used what was in her other hand. Neither girl got so much as a scratch from the knife.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Sean

    You are ginning up theories based on watching in slo-mo. Now watch in real time.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    , @MarkinLA
    @Sean

    Given that she was able to knock the other girls on their asses with a small push, she could have dispensed with the knife and proceeded to use her hands to mess up their faces and nobody would have gotten shot.

    The cop can only act based on what he sees and he came in when the potential stabbing was in motion.

    Replies: @Sean

  247. @Zoos
    @Jack D


    I agree that it is quite normal for their families to speak only the best about their recently departed relatives. “De mortuis nil nisi bonum” (of the dead, speak only good)

     

    Okay, I can do that...


    Ma'killa's dead?

    Good!

    😎

    Replies: @Clyde

    Okay, I can do that…Ma’killa’s dead?
    Good!

    Her mother tried to monetize her death via GoFundMe. But after reaching 25 thousand GoFundMe canceled it (lulz)

    quote:
    The gofundme has been taken down after accumulating $27k.
    Well frick. Back to working at Burger King…… https://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/o-t-lounge/already-a-gofundme-for-makhia-bryant-started-by-her-mom-update-gofundme-removed-it/96036223/page-8/

  248. @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco
    @Anonymous

    Whites who seek to live away from Blacks can move to Maine , which is just 1% Black and 95% white

    Maine is currently the optimum location for a future white nation. The cold winters keeps away Blacks. They have plenty of land and a large coast with ports and border only one state, New Hampshire (95% white)

    With a current population of 1.3 million, the politics of the state could be changed quickly if 100,000 white nationalists moved into the state. In 2016 Trump lost by 23,00o votes and the libertarian candidate obtained 38,100 votes.

    If a White homeland is desired , It could be achieved quickly in Maine. Are there 500,000 white nationalists in America ? Would 10% be willing to move to Maine ?

    Replies: @Morton's toes, @James Speaks

    https://www.fsp.org/

    Still hasn’t picked up much steam though.

  249. @utu
    Shooting of Tyrell Wilson (video released yesterday) demonstrates that police can shoot indeed very fast and mere sight of knife triggers them and gives them the license to kill which they seem to be eager to use. Trained reflexes kick in and there is no time for thinking whatsoever and no attempts to deescalate are made. In the case Tyrell Wilson one could feel that the shooter is glad to be challenged so he can proceed with killing.

    Certainly there is no evidence nor room for any heroism as in the legend that Mr. Sailer tried to falsely construct for the Columbus shooter. While in Columbus the shooter possibly saved one person from great bodily harm and possibly even from death he did not make any attempt to minimize the total harm and instead went for the maximum outcome of maximum damage and harm which was to shoot to kill w/o any attempt to reduce the total harm possible in the situation. He was shooting to kill because that was all he knew what to do as he never was trained for anything else. But if in the moral calculus he included both girls and not only one who was presumed to be a victim he could shoot to disable but unfortunately he was never trained for more complexity. Even if the victim got injured the sum of two girls injured is better than one girl dead.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdN-ZMoAMaU

    Replies: @Jack Armstrong, @El Dato, @Hibernian, @Grahamsno(G64), @notsaying, @Mr. Anon, @MarkinLA, @anon, @AnotherDad, @vhrm

    he did not make any attempt to minimize the total harm and instead went for the maximum outcome of maximum damage and harm which was to shoot to kill w/o any attempt to reduce the total harm possible in the situation.

    You could not have seen the video to post something this stupid.

    Just as the cop approached her, she turned her attention on the other girl and was about to stab her. What should the cop have done, shouted “Halt put the knife down”. That should have done it. Maybe he could have tacked her in mid-stab. Maybe if he was lucky she would have only gotten one stab in but with the knife still in the other girl while being tackled, it would probably have made a big mess.

  250. @Polemos
    There are too many jokes about being overweight lurking in this write up/send off.

    Did anyone make a Uighur knife joke yet?

    Gallows humor is all that's left before the darkness, the sadness and the regrets.

    Replies: @hanoiparishilton, @War for Blair Mountain, @JimDandy, @The King is a Fink

    Gallows humor is all that’s left before the darkness, the sadness and the regrets.

    You should be a poet.

  251. @Ron Unz
    Well, I'm just glad I live in quiet, peaceful California these days. And I suspect that Steve may have similar sentiments...

    Replies: @Pat Hannagan, @Achmed E. Newman, @anon, @Sir Launcelot Canning, @Abe, @utu, @Anon, @Change that Matters

    Well, I’m just glad I live in quiet, peaceful California these days. And I suspect that Steve may have similar sentiments…

    How much of the peace and quite do you attribute to the relatively large Asian (primarily Hispanic Asian) population?

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
    @Anon



    Well, I’m just glad I live in quiet, peaceful California these days. And I suspect that Steve may have similar sentiments…
     
    How much of the peace and quite do you attribute to the relatively large Asian (primarily Hispanic Asian) population?
     
    Only a tiny sliver of Californians are Hispanic Asians, though I suppose someone could put Filipinos in that category. Both Hispanics and Asians tend to be relatively quiet and orderly, the former mostly blue-collar and the latter mostly white-collar. For East Coasters, I've always explained that Hispanics are best understood as being behaviorally a linear superposition of Italians, Irish, and Slavs.

    If you're referring to East Palo Alto, which I focused upon upthread, it's 66% Hispanic and less than 10% Asian, with most of those being working-class Samoans, who are really more like Hispanics than East Asians.
  252. @Jack D
    @ben tillman

    I'm sorry but you are just playing semantic games - define everything and everyone that you don't like as "Left" and the good part that remains is by definition "Right". "Leftist" is just a synonym for "Jew" or "bad person" in your book. If Wolfowitz, Perle, Chomsky and Zinn are all "Leftists" then the word has no meaning.

    Replies: @ben tillman, @J.Ross, @Redman, @Hibernian

    We should be moving away from the left-right paradigm, and focusing more on the authoritarian-freedom paradigm. At least when trying to convince the cultists.

    Among the concentric circles of ideology, being in favor of freedom has a better chance of swaying opinions that can be swayed.

    The Dems are now in favor of Covid lockdowns, forever mask wearing, Climate Change regulations, regime change wars, mass immigration, black racial reparations from taxes and picking pointless fights with nuclear armed Russia. All of these issues can be characterized as anti-freedom. They’re also anti-nationalist, but I fear we don’t have the nationalist vibe we used to.

  253. What else is new? WaPo, like NYT, CNN, and others of their ilk were not caught telling the truth for many years now.

  254. @Jack D
    @ben tillman

    I'm sorry but you are just playing semantic games - define everything and everyone that you don't like as "Left" and the good part that remains is by definition "Right". "Leftist" is just a synonym for "Jew" or "bad person" in your book. If Wolfowitz, Perle, Chomsky and Zinn are all "Leftists" then the word has no meaning.

    Replies: @ben tillman, @J.Ross, @Redman, @Hibernian

    Love of military action is not conservatism, it is a caricature of conservatism.

  255. Nothing new here.

    “Public opinion is a compound of folly, weakness, prejudice, wrong feeling, right feeling, obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs.”

    Robert Peel, founder Metropolitan Police Service, 1830

  256. @J.Ross
    OT, probably seen but still huge: Chauvin jurors admit they were bowing to intimidation by rioters and politicians. They were so scared they didn't use their names with each other, they addressed their fellow jurors using their assigned numbers. One admitted he didn't understand the judge's instructions.
    https://beckernews.com/i-didnt-want-to-go-through-the-rioting-juror-in-chauvin-trial-makes-stunning-admission-over-guilty-verdict-38729/

    Replies: @Hibernian

    One admitted he didn’t understand the judge’s instructions.

    That should be grounds for appeal.

    • Replies: @Ben tillman
    @Hibernian

    It’s not. But an admission by any juror that his mind was made up because of fear of a riot is grounds for a new trial.

    Replies: @Anonymous

  257. OT, but you may find some mileage in

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2021/04/23/epic-bbc-interviews-brandon-tatum-about-chauvin-trial-and-didnt-get-the-response-they-expected-interview-cut-short/

    the “WTF happened to my tame black interviewee?” look on the studio guy’s face.

    • Replies: @res
    @Cortes

    That was something. I have a suspicion Brandon Tatum is not going to be getting invited back for any more MSM interviews.

    He is on YouTube and Twitter. Search for TheOfficerTatum.

  258. @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @joe_mama


    We were already on that trajectory prior to Trump. 2016 was far worse than 2012. BLM and World War T didn’t even really exist. By 2016 they were practically in full bloom.

    Things are accelerating even faster now though, practically exponential at this point.

     

    I'm of your mind on this. All that happened is that the true power showed its face for once in opposition to Trump. It's been there for a while, but unwilling to make itself known.

    Replies: @anon, @Anonymous

    I’m of your mind on this. All that happened is that the true power showed its face for once in opposition to Trump. It’s been there for a while, but unwilling to make itself known.

    Please elaborate.

  259. @Pat Hannagan
    We need to stop predatory reactionary White manipulators seeking to profit from our persecution.

    No more laffing along with ironic jokes, especially those where we're the racial punchline.

    No more accepting the default premise of sanctimonious shitlib pseudo white comedians.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    No more laffing along with ironic jokes, especially those where we’re the racial punchline.

    Such as what?

    No more accepting the default premise of sanctimonious shitlib pseudo white comedians.

    Such as what?

  260. @anon
    By the way, in the picture of the Ohio officer that LeBron James used in his threatening tweet, one can see the yellow of his Taser on his left side in a crossdraw rig. This makes the draw stroke for his Taser perceptibly different from the draw stroke for his sidearm. Thus he is much less likely to think "TASER" yet draw a gun.

    It's another indicator of how squared away this man is. Very likely he practices both draws in a deliberate and mindful manner.

    “We don't rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.”― Archilochus
     

    Replies: @HammerJack, @Ben tillman

    It’s funny. In the picture LeBron posted, his posture and facial aspect reminded me of Rittenhouse.

  261. Knifeplay, just children’s knifeplay. She hadn’t even matured to gunplay yet.

    Our Steve is such a cut-up!

  262. @utu
    Shooting of Tyrell Wilson (video released yesterday) demonstrates that police can shoot indeed very fast and mere sight of knife triggers them and gives them the license to kill which they seem to be eager to use. Trained reflexes kick in and there is no time for thinking whatsoever and no attempts to deescalate are made. In the case Tyrell Wilson one could feel that the shooter is glad to be challenged so he can proceed with killing.

    Certainly there is no evidence nor room for any heroism as in the legend that Mr. Sailer tried to falsely construct for the Columbus shooter. While in Columbus the shooter possibly saved one person from great bodily harm and possibly even from death he did not make any attempt to minimize the total harm and instead went for the maximum outcome of maximum damage and harm which was to shoot to kill w/o any attempt to reduce the total harm possible in the situation. He was shooting to kill because that was all he knew what to do as he never was trained for anything else. But if in the moral calculus he included both girls and not only one who was presumed to be a victim he could shoot to disable but unfortunately he was never trained for more complexity. Even if the victim got injured the sum of two girls injured is better than one girl dead.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdN-ZMoAMaU

    Replies: @Jack Armstrong, @El Dato, @Hibernian, @Grahamsno(G64), @notsaying, @Mr. Anon, @MarkinLA, @anon, @AnotherDad, @vhrm

    Rubbish.
    Intentional rubbish.
    For what purpose?

  263. @Dave Pinsen

    Two videos show her smiling and vibrant
     
    As the body cam video showed, she was vibrant to the end.

    Replies: @Some Guy, @Buck Ransom, @AnotherDad, @Prof. Woland

    As the body cam video showed, she was vibrant to the end.

    Agreed. Reardon is going to be a flyover country gentile they aren’t going to Chauvin.

    A lot of these minoritarians–not just the blacktivist mediocrities–but even some people with Ivy degrees in the national media aren’t terrible swift about how this works.

    The way minoritarians “win” these misbehaving minority melodramas is getting in first and getting their lies established–established as truth.

    — Trayvon! was just some kid–see here’s his picture (at 12 years old) proof!–out buying skittles.
    (That there’s a witness who saw Trayvon “raining down blows MMA style” and slamming the guy’s head into the sidewalk who was then shot. Not reported … so didn’t happen.)

    — The gentle giant–unarmed!–had his hands up and said “don’t shoot”.
    (There was the little glitch of the convenience store misunderstanding. But the fact that confronted he tried to take away Darren Wilson’s gun and in the struggle shot him and was chasing Wilson–not the other way around–when shot. Not reported … so didn’t happen.)

    — Saint George was “killed” by the evil white supremacist Nazi Chauvin–video proof!
    (Long video showing drugs, freakout, resisting arrest… hush. Autopsy showing no trauma, no suffocation but a heart attack and his system full of drugs. Not reported … so didn’t happen.)

    The problem here. The Columbus PD put the video out there right away. It’s in all the stories.

    Video is powerful. It goes right through our bullshit filter. We “saw it with our own eyes”. As i’ve noted before Hollyweird’s Jews have done more to propagandize minoritarian lies than anyone else. We are a people with colonized brains–constantly seeing narratives that are not are own, in fact that insult us and are not reality, but lies.

    And the problem here: While blacktivists just see “white shoots black! white shoots black!” most white normies, and especially nice white ladies see a crazy, screeching, knife-wielding black cow about to stab pink girl. Who do nice white ladies identify with … the pink girl. She’s in pink! Not some screaming, screeching, knife stabbing obese blob.

    No this one does not look good for the “those racist flyover country white gentiles are oppressing noble oppressed minorities” narrative. What watching the video actually does is convey the disorder, confusion and violence facing cops trying police blacks. It may lead some to think, “man what a mess, maybe white cops shouldn’t even try wading into that crap” … but that leads to thoughts of “separation” which the minoritarians really don’t want sprouting.

    No this one is a loser for the narrative. Some clueless blacks will yap for a week or two. But unless they’ve got video of Reardon down at the pub singing the Horst Wessel Lied, this one’s going into hopper.

    Next.

    • Agree: Cortes
  264. @Hibernian
    @J.Ross


    One admitted he didn’t understand the judge’s instructions.
     
    That should be grounds for appeal.

    Replies: @Ben tillman

    It’s not. But an admission by any juror that his mind was made up because of fear of a riot is grounds for a new trial.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Ben tillman


    It’s not. But an admission by any juror that his mind was made up because of fear of a riot is grounds for a new trial.
     
    What if there was evidence of concern over riots, but no admission that any juror’s mind was made up?
  265. @Sean
    @Buffalo Joe


    two 911 calls at the press event, in which a caller—who authorities have not yet named—is heard screaming that someone is attempting to stab them.
     
    I suspect it was Pinkie as she came out her house and walked over with Reardon.

    Bryant's family said she picked up a knife after she was attacked. I can guess who by. My father told me in relation to fighting "don't start something you cannot finish". A called to police so they could continue to berate Bryant with a bodyguard. People in these areas know the code of the streets, that if you go onto someone's front porch and berate them they will react, quite possibly by brandishing a weapon. The girl in pink ran over and tried to blindside Bryant to help the fat girl. And what was fat girl doing on the drive of Bryant's family confronting Bryant where the push started anyway? They knew she had a knife and was agitated. Both got a single hand push by Bryant that sent them flying back several yards. Watch the neighbor video and see how fast on her feet and strong with one arm Bryant was. If she wanted to kill either one of them she could and surely would have used what was in her other hand. Neither girl got so much as a scratch from the knife.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @MarkinLA

    You are ginning up theories based on watching in slo-mo. Now watch in real time.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Steve Sailer

    Heineken slo-mo right in the biden, let it %@^$!^# happen to him and only then see what he says about evil cops.

  266. @Anonymous
    @Anonymous


    Apparently, it refers to that part of eastern Scotland in which the Picts, the aboriginal inhabitants of Scotland
     
    Who were the Picts related to? Where did they come from? German and Dutch lands? Denmark lands?

    Replies: @Expletive Deleted

    UnRomanised Brits, confined beyond first Hadrian’s, then Antonine’s Walls.

    Came under intense Irish acculturation via the West coast of Scotland, then the Angles inserted themselves to the south after Rome withdrew, as far as the Forth-Clyde valleys. Mostly impassable swampy estuaries and serious cliffs that no army could pass in formation without breaking up and being vulnerable to ambush.

    Complete Gaelic decapitation (literally in some accounts) of the Brythonic Pictish upper landlord class, a few conjectural holdouts (as far as language is concerned, not political power, in remote hilly areas of the Southern Uplands, and north of the Antonine Wall in places like the Garioch, backend of Aberdeenshire, and Deepest Perthshire).
    Early Norse may have been scuffing around in the Northern Isles, somehow, before they eventually zerg-rushed the place, co-eval with Gaelic-speakers (of whatever ethnic background) there.

    tl;dr just leftover natives from way back. Spoke P-celtic.

    The latter-day “non-indoeuropean language” thing is a desperate misinterpretation of various off-the-cuff and speculative remarks by Kenneth Jackson in the ’50s, by people with their own axes to grind.
    The people who became the Welsh got some serious Romanisation before the Saxons imposed their cheeky selves. Shows in the language.

    Here’s an all-right sort of a place to start digging.
    https://www.academia.edu/14461786/The_Pictish_Language_A_Historiography

    • Replies: @Cortes
    @Expletive Deleted

    Agreed.

    My wife’s sister-in-law is a Welsh-speaker from Carmarthen and readily identified the Brythonic place names across Scotland. Unusual (to her) spellings, but pretty clear that very little was “mysterious”.

    I’ve mentioned here before that the Norman Davies book “Vanished Kingdoms of Europe” has a chapter on Strathclyde which covers the withdrawal of the Brythonic Celts in face of the twin challenges of Irish and Saxon influxes. It includes references to names like Wallace and Campbell as probably families of Brythonic survivors.

  267. And thus, the cultural we are supposed to be sensitive to exposes itself. Knife fights are just good fun.

    • Replies: @Sick 'n Tired
    @The Black Death

    If they are done in the traditional Spaniard way, where each combatant is bound wrist to wrist, then have a knife in their free hand to cut and slice each other, it's a fair knife fight.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @S

  268. @Anonymous
    Meanwhile, the "Baby Bitch of Buchenwald" is warning you for the LAST time!

    https://youtu.be/DKQpCUih1ww

    Replies: @Je Suis Omar Mateen, @Expletive Deleted, @Alfa158

    Swear she’s using makeup, or somebody is applying it for her. Brazen slag.

  269. What the political right should be emphasizing about these videos is “this is how blacks always were, this is why there was segregation.”

    You’re a dick. Segregation was a program of the LEFT.

  270. @Steve Sailer
    @Sean

    You are ginning up theories based on watching in slo-mo. Now watch in real time.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    Heineken slo-mo right in the biden, let it %@^$!^# happen to him and only then see what he says about evil cops.

  271. @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    @Anonymous

    'Meanwhile, the “Baby Bitch of Buchenwald” is warning you for the LAST time!'

    Am I the only man round these parts who'd gladly bang sweet little Greta? She's legal now in all 51 states.....

    Replies: @Wade Hampton, @G. Poulin

    Maybe you could whack her while you’re at it.

  272. @anon
    Can someone here please point me to reliable data on police shootings sorted by race of victim? Relatedly, are there stats by race of officer-shooter?

    Replies: @res

  273. @J.Ross
    @notsaying

    But how many juvenile delinquents make the honor roll?

    In a ghetto public school? Are you familiar with their standards for graduation?

    Replies: @notsaying

    Yes, I know, but it is also a sign she was trying. Her videos about hair were another, as were the goals she made for herself that she shared with a teacher.

    I just want to know the truth about what was going on here.

    This situation should never have happened. I want to know why it did. Even though the cop did the right thing, he had to kill a 16 year old. He shouldn’t have had to do that. I don’t want other cops to face the choice he did and I don’t want other kids to die because of system failures.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @notsaying

    >but she was trying
    There is no try, there is only do.
    Have I ever failed, except when trying?
    What is trying but failing?
    Were you accomplishing, they wouldn't call it "trying?"

  274. @Morris Applebaum IV
    I can't even imagine what the comments here would be if Bezos were Jewish. Here is a true Master of the Universe who has turned a formerly liberal, but respectable paper into a civilization-wrecking monstrosity.

    I also can't help but conclude that Donald Trump has empowered the bad guys way more than the good guys. America is far worse now than even in 2016. Our children and grandchildren will suffer because of his lack of discipline.

    Replies: @joe_mama, @tertius, @Harry Baldwin, @Rooster11

    How dare Trump stand up to the liberals! We’d be much better off with no one saying anything and having them just steamroll us quietly! Never ever fight back against a bully, just let them keep taking your lunch money; lest you make them mad.

    /S

  275. @Deadite
    Ace of Spades had a good comment. If it’s natural for blacks to be knifing each other all the time, that goes a long way to explaining cop black interaction, because whites sure don’t have knife fighting as a hobby. Except in movies.

    No wonder cops have to arrest all those blacks!

    Glenn Beck had it right. The cops need to go on strike. Show them what lack of policing really means. If they don’t there will be no jobs to go back to.

    Replies: @TTSSYF, @Hibernian, @Bannon, @AceDeuce

    Blacks are all like this. This is how they act–and when they do bad and it blows up in their faces, they are genuinely upset. “I wanted to cut dat bitch-why you don’ let me?” “Why I should get in trouble? It over with” They make no connection as to cause and effect.

    As I say, the most “black” thing about OJ wasn’t his near date rape of Nicole on their first date (while he was still married to his first wife) It wasn’t the unrepentant cheating and beatings. It wasn’t her murder, or his doing whatever he could to get away with it.

    It was, after he got away with it although guilty as hell, he was actually hurt and offended that he couldn’t go back to his previous life before the murder, and that he wasn’t welcome at his old country club to play golf. What was the problem? She needed killing. I did it…now, let’s move on.

    The Southerners of 100 years ago knew these people and what they were like. They didn’t do what they did and think about these people they way they did by random. They already had judged them by the content of their characters–and their character sucks, so they took steps accordingly. And it worked. I just wish they did mass repatriation when it would have been a lot easier.

    They knew the consequences of letting them act freely according to their nature, but I don’t think they even considered that anyone would be so insane as to elevate these people as our de facto masters.

    • Replies: @Deadite
    @AceDeuce

    It’s a religion, No doubt.

  276. @Torn and Frayed
    Just think how soul-crushingly bad it must be for blacks in America to be reminded on a constant basis of their toxic group inferiority as compared to not only whites, but Asians and Mexicans as well. The only way to deal with this glaring reality is to develop an ethno-narcissistic defense mechanism. They build an externalized manufactured identity not only for themselves as agentless victims, but more importantly, of their supposed abusers, the eternal white devil, personified by the white policeman. The current cycle or racial gaslighting will only confirm what for many has always been obvious, that groups from such different geographical and human development backgrounds cannot live together.

    Starting 400 years ago capitalists in all their wisdom made huge profits by transporting black labor commodities to the Americas. Southern Big Ag interests were so stingy, so desperate for every drop of surplus value, that they rejected using the wage slavery of poor white farm workers and instead opted for the chattel slavery of blacks. Will anyone ever be able to calculate the social costs of this ongoing titanic blunder?

    The Derek Chauvin case really didn't serve the ethno-narcissistic needs of blacks because almost everyone agreed what he did was wrong. This knife girl case serves the ethno-narcissistic needs of blacks much better. In this incident we have multiple blacks acting Black-All-Too-Black while the sole white guy performs at the level of an action film hero. This reality, which blacks experience every day, triggers deep narcissistic wounding in the hearts of blacks. The way to overcome this pain is to gaslight a smear campaign and in doing so overturn reality by creating the fiction that blacks are agentless victims and whites are the devil incarnated.

    Black slavery is America's Original Sin and it was wealthy white capitalists who imposed this anti-white worker, cheap labor strategy upon America. And now, woke capitalists are combining with the black lumpenproletariat they created in order to tear down the tottering America that white workers had been eventually able to cobble together.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @S, @Buffalo Joe, @Clyde, @Anonymous

    Just think how soul-crushingly bad it must be for blacks in America to be reminded on a constant basis of their toxic group inferiority as compared to not only whites, but Asians and Mexicans as well.

    We read that blacks have the highest self esteem compared to others. Perhaps they can feel both ways at the same time, schizophrenic. Or at different times as in schizophrenic

  277. @stillCARealist
    Off Topic:

    “The Klan would march outside of courthouses and threaten all kinds of reprisals if the jury ever dared convict a white person or acquit a black person,” Dershowitz said in an interview on Newsmax.
     
    I just read this quote about the Chauvin jury being intimidated, and I wonder. Does anybody know if what Dershowitz is saying here is fact? Did that really happen more than once? His tone of voice makes it seem like that was standard American justice for... what? 200 years?

    This is closely related to the BB's joke of "it's just Steve." Dershowitz heard about this happening once somewhere, and now it's part of his view of history.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Harry Baldwin

    It’s believable, and it furthers the agenda of discrediting BLM. Good enough for me

  278. @Cortes
    OT, but you may find some mileage in

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2021/04/23/epic-bbc-interviews-brandon-tatum-about-chauvin-trial-and-didnt-get-the-response-they-expected-interview-cut-short/

    the “WTF happened to my tame black interviewee?” look on the studio guy’s face.

    Replies: @res

    That was something. I have a suspicion Brandon Tatum is not going to be getting invited back for any more MSM interviews.

    He is on YouTube and Twitter. Search for TheOfficerTatum.

    • Thanks: Cortes
  279. @Anonymous
    Meanwhile, the "Baby Bitch of Buchenwald" is warning you for the LAST time!

    https://youtu.be/DKQpCUih1ww

    Replies: @Je Suis Omar Mateen, @Expletive Deleted, @Alfa158

    She can’t even get “science” right. China generates twice as much greenhouse gas as the US, India is closing in on pushing us down to number 3. The US and Europe have been reducing emissions both per capita and per unit of Gross Domestic Product for several years.
    Greta is the drunk looking for her keys under the streetlight not because she lost them there but because that is where the light is better. There is zero chance of reducing emissions without convincing the developing world to throttle back on their emissions, but there is also zero chance she is going to be in Beijing lecturing them about halting the importation of BMW’s.

  280. @Buzz Mohawk
    In other iSteve news, a trans-species entrant has won a high school girls race:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cmh37CUYmeM

    Logan High School track meet -- Dog wins

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Alfa158

    To paraphrase Orwell; two legs good, four legs faster.

  281. @Hibernian
    @utu

    What planet do you live on?

    Replies: @Alfa158

    That would be the planet Sean.

  282. @Expletive Deleted
    @Anonymous

    UnRomanised Brits, confined beyond first Hadrian's, then Antonine's Walls.

    Came under intense Irish acculturation via the West coast of Scotland, then the Angles inserted themselves to the south after Rome withdrew, as far as the Forth-Clyde valleys. Mostly impassable swampy estuaries and serious cliffs that no army could pass in formation without breaking up and being vulnerable to ambush.

    Complete Gaelic decapitation (literally in some accounts) of the Brythonic Pictish upper landlord class, a few conjectural holdouts (as far as language is concerned, not political power, in remote hilly areas of the Southern Uplands, and north of the Antonine Wall in places like the Garioch, backend of Aberdeenshire, and Deepest Perthshire).
    Early Norse may have been scuffing around in the Northern Isles, somehow, before they eventually zerg-rushed the place, co-eval with Gaelic-speakers (of whatever ethnic background) there.

    tl;dr just leftover natives from way back. Spoke P-celtic.

    The latter-day "non-indoeuropean language" thing is a desperate misinterpretation of various off-the-cuff and speculative remarks by Kenneth Jackson in the '50s, by people with their own axes to grind.
    The people who became the Welsh got some serious Romanisation before the Saxons imposed their cheeky selves. Shows in the language.

    Here's an all-right sort of a place to start digging.
    https://www.academia.edu/14461786/The_Pictish_Language_A_Historiography

    Replies: @Cortes

    Agreed.

    My wife’s sister-in-law is a Welsh-speaker from Carmarthen and readily identified the Brythonic place names across Scotland. Unusual (to her) spellings, but pretty clear that very little was “mysterious”.

    I’ve mentioned here before that the Norman Davies book “Vanished Kingdoms of Europe” has a chapter on Strathclyde which covers the withdrawal of the Brythonic Celts in face of the twin challenges of Irish and Saxon influxes. It includes references to names like Wallace and Campbell as probably families of Brythonic survivors.

    • Thanks: AnotherDad
  283. @The Black Death
    And thus, the cultural we are supposed to be sensitive to exposes itself. Knife fights are just good fun.

    Replies: @Sick 'n Tired

    If they are done in the traditional Spaniard way, where each combatant is bound wrist to wrist, then have a knife in their free hand to cut and slice each other, it’s a fair knife fight.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Sick 'n Tired

    Bound wrist to wrist
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRdxUFDoQe0

    , @S
    @Sick 'n Tired


    If they are done in the traditional Spaniard way, where each combatant is bound wrist to wrist, then have a knife in their free hand to cut and slice each other, it’s a fair knife fight.
     
    Yes, a bit like that fight scene between Kirk and the evil star ship captain Ron Tracey in the 1968 Star Trek episode The Omega Glory.

    That was the same episode which featured the crazy plotline of a parallel Earth near the start of the 21st century which had fought a global biological war. The Chinese are victorious and reign triumphant over the world while the greatly dumbed down White survivors of what had once been the United States are reduced to eking out a stone age existance.

    http://www.letswatchstartrek.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Picture-221.png

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Omega_Glory
  284. @Dave Pinsen

    Two videos show her smiling and vibrant
     
    As the body cam video showed, she was vibrant to the end.

    Replies: @Some Guy, @Buck Ransom, @AnotherDad, @Prof. Woland

    Tucker Carlson or some other news show should post the daily and annual killed and wounded rates similarly to how the news networks posted the body count during the Vietnam War. Just a 10 second metric at the end showing the absolute numbers as well as the breakdown by race including the interracial murder rates and the numbers killed by police. Throw in AR-15s, pistols, and knives and it would be revolutionary.

    • Agree: Buck Ransom
  285. @notsaying
    @J.Ross

    Yes, I know, but it is also a sign she was trying. Her videos about hair were another, as were the goals she made for herself that she shared with a teacher.

    I just want to know the truth about what was going on here.

    This situation should never have happened. I want to know why it did. Even though the cop did the right thing, he had to kill a 16 year old. He shouldn't have had to do that. I don't want other cops to face the choice he did and I don't want other kids to die because of system failures.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    >but she was trying
    There is no try, there is only do.
    Have I ever failed, except when trying?
    What is trying but failing?
    Were you accomplishing, they wouldn’t call it “trying?”

  286. @Sick 'n Tired
    @The Black Death

    If they are done in the traditional Spaniard way, where each combatant is bound wrist to wrist, then have a knife in their free hand to cut and slice each other, it's a fair knife fight.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @S

    Bound wrist to wrist

  287. Anonymous[255] • Disclaimer says:
    @Torn and Frayed
    Just think how soul-crushingly bad it must be for blacks in America to be reminded on a constant basis of their toxic group inferiority as compared to not only whites, but Asians and Mexicans as well. The only way to deal with this glaring reality is to develop an ethno-narcissistic defense mechanism. They build an externalized manufactured identity not only for themselves as agentless victims, but more importantly, of their supposed abusers, the eternal white devil, personified by the white policeman. The current cycle or racial gaslighting will only confirm what for many has always been obvious, that groups from such different geographical and human development backgrounds cannot live together.

    Starting 400 years ago capitalists in all their wisdom made huge profits by transporting black labor commodities to the Americas. Southern Big Ag interests were so stingy, so desperate for every drop of surplus value, that they rejected using the wage slavery of poor white farm workers and instead opted for the chattel slavery of blacks. Will anyone ever be able to calculate the social costs of this ongoing titanic blunder?

    The Derek Chauvin case really didn't serve the ethno-narcissistic needs of blacks because almost everyone agreed what he did was wrong. This knife girl case serves the ethno-narcissistic needs of blacks much better. In this incident we have multiple blacks acting Black-All-Too-Black while the sole white guy performs at the level of an action film hero. This reality, which blacks experience every day, triggers deep narcissistic wounding in the hearts of blacks. The way to overcome this pain is to gaslight a smear campaign and in doing so overturn reality by creating the fiction that blacks are agentless victims and whites are the devil incarnated.

    Black slavery is America's Original Sin and it was wealthy white capitalists who imposed this anti-white worker, cheap labor strategy upon America. And now, woke capitalists are combining with the black lumpenproletariat they created in order to tear down the tottering America that white workers had been eventually able to cobble together.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @S, @Buffalo Joe, @Clyde, @Anonymous

    Great comment. Perfectly explains Lebron’s absolutely hysterical Twitter reaction.

  288. @utu
    Shooting of Tyrell Wilson (video released yesterday) demonstrates that police can shoot indeed very fast and mere sight of knife triggers them and gives them the license to kill which they seem to be eager to use. Trained reflexes kick in and there is no time for thinking whatsoever and no attempts to deescalate are made. In the case Tyrell Wilson one could feel that the shooter is glad to be challenged so he can proceed with killing.

    Certainly there is no evidence nor room for any heroism as in the legend that Mr. Sailer tried to falsely construct for the Columbus shooter. While in Columbus the shooter possibly saved one person from great bodily harm and possibly even from death he did not make any attempt to minimize the total harm and instead went for the maximum outcome of maximum damage and harm which was to shoot to kill w/o any attempt to reduce the total harm possible in the situation. He was shooting to kill because that was all he knew what to do as he never was trained for anything else. But if in the moral calculus he included both girls and not only one who was presumed to be a victim he could shoot to disable but unfortunately he was never trained for more complexity. Even if the victim got injured the sum of two girls injured is better than one girl dead.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdN-ZMoAMaU

    Replies: @Jack Armstrong, @El Dato, @Hibernian, @Grahamsno(G64), @notsaying, @Mr. Anon, @MarkinLA, @anon, @AnotherDad, @vhrm

    But if in the moral calculus he included both girls and not only one who was presumed to be a victim he could shoot to disable but unfortunately he was never trained for more complexity. Even if the victim got injured the sum of two girls injured is better than one girl dead.

    utu–

    With all respect–sincerely: I’ve seen during these discussions on the pandemic that you–under some sort of religious guise–are confused about the notion that our lives have wildly different “value” at different points. Something most ordinary humans grasp. (My life now–and i very much still want to keep it!–has a fraction of the importance/value it did back when i was 40 and had three young kids to feed and raise.)

    Now you are spouting ridiculous nonsense that people are supposed to accept getting sliced and diced rather than see the slicer and dicer die.

    This is … stupid. Deeply stupid.

    Your complex “moral calculus” is neither complex, nor calculus. It’s 1st grade arithmetic. Counting. Every life is the same.

    Fortunately, most humans are more sophisticated and understand that not all lives have the same value. That we are born, grow, make choices–which affect our value and how other’s perceive it–hopefully have children, raise them, pass on the baton of our civilization and eventually wither die.

    Normal humans understand if you are in the act of attempting to illegitimately harm someone they have a right to resist with appropriate force. Any and all necessary force including killing them if they are about to inflict serious harm. We are under no obligation to tolerate such aggression, and in fact should act as necessary to stop it. I.e. the “calculus” says the aggressor’s life function in that moment has negative value.

    Maybe knife girl was a “better person” than “pink girl”. (Hell if i know, though on my one snippet of evidence i suspect not.) But in that moment she’s made a choice–to attack pink girl with deadly force–and in making that choice has temporarily made using deadly force to stop her the moral choice.

    The cop did the right thing legally and morally. God will handle the question of her mortal soul.

  289. @Ron Unz
    Well, I'm just glad I live in quiet, peaceful California these days. And I suspect that Steve may have similar sentiments...

    Replies: @Pat Hannagan, @Achmed E. Newman, @anon, @Sir Launcelot Canning, @Abe, @utu, @Anon, @Change that Matters

    “Where pride is, there also shall be reproach: but where humility is, there also is wisdom.”

    Choose wisely, Mr Unz.

  290. @Sean
    @Buffalo Joe


    two 911 calls at the press event, in which a caller—who authorities have not yet named—is heard screaming that someone is attempting to stab them.
     
    I suspect it was Pinkie as she came out her house and walked over with Reardon.

    Bryant's family said she picked up a knife after she was attacked. I can guess who by. My father told me in relation to fighting "don't start something you cannot finish". A called to police so they could continue to berate Bryant with a bodyguard. People in these areas know the code of the streets, that if you go onto someone's front porch and berate them they will react, quite possibly by brandishing a weapon. The girl in pink ran over and tried to blindside Bryant to help the fat girl. And what was fat girl doing on the drive of Bryant's family confronting Bryant where the push started anyway? They knew she had a knife and was agitated. Both got a single hand push by Bryant that sent them flying back several yards. Watch the neighbor video and see how fast on her feet and strong with one arm Bryant was. If she wanted to kill either one of them she could and surely would have used what was in her other hand. Neither girl got so much as a scratch from the knife.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @MarkinLA

    Given that she was able to knock the other girls on their asses with a small push, she could have dispensed with the knife and proceeded to use her hands to mess up their faces and nobody would have gotten shot.

    The cop can only act based on what he sees and he came in when the potential stabbing was in motion.

    • Replies: @Sean
    @MarkinLA

    There was a crescendo of publicity about cops killing blacks at the slightest provocation when this happened, the participants were aware of it. Ma'Khia Bryant foster mother was not in the house at the time. Two former foster children of Bryant's foster mother visited as they often did, and told Bryant to tidy the place up. One of them was Pinkie, and it seems likely that Bryant was younger than both of them.

    They got into a argument with Bryant as they often did, during which Bryant felt she was being attacked and picked up a knife; Pinkie or the other one called 911 SCREAMING that someone was trying to stab them; when police arrived Pinkie was not close to Bryant on the front yard but Fat girl was getting in her face. It was Bryant's current home, not Pinkie's or Fat girl's (although Fat girl may be a relative of the foster mother).


    Given that she was able to knock the other girls on their asses with a small push, she could have dispensed with the knife
     
    Fear of the knife made it easier, but it was a sustained one arm pressure over several yards both times. Her objective was simply to take them off their feet, as shown by the way a bent over carefully Bryant brought the knife in between her knees as she went very close past a horizontal Fat girl.

    https://youtu.be/JllQc50CrtY?t=33


    Bryant tried to put Pinkie on her ass the same way, but the car prevented that.

    Replies: @Adam Smith, @MarkinLA

  291. @Abe
    @Ron Unz


    Remember, I live in Palo Alto and East Palo Alto is right next door. Thirty years ago, it had the highest per capita murder rate in America, but these days homicides have declined by something like 95% and it’s a very pleasant working-class community, with major regional shopping centers. The demographics changed…
     
    Thanks, Ron. I still very much remember the first time I got off Highway 101 going to Palo Alto and being shocked at the decrepitude and menace of East Palo Alto (about as bad as any block in, say, downtown St. Louis) before hitting that little bridge that springs you over a creek and suddenly finding myself in 1%-ville . This experience, plus the chance once upon a time that I’d need to find student housing there really focused the mind. It was with great relief, then, when I saw that IKEA coming in around the turn of the millennium. It pretty much took out the blight of that portion of East Palo Alto by itself and the influx of working-class Hispanics did the rest, I guess.

    However, due to various peculiarities of the local real estate market plus personal and family connections I see it from a much grittier side as well. Yes, Hispanics have assimilated relatively well over the last 30 years (in no small part to your activism). We have connections to many nice, lower middle class/working class families who have intermarried with Hispanics and at that level assimilation and acculturation seem to be going pretty well. However, I’ve also seen things like a Hispanic father and son coming across empty liquor bottles in our local park (left, to be fair, by a white wino) and thinking it smashing (heh) fun to throw them at a tree, dusting the turf with a generous layer of toddler-shredding glass. But, hey, at least they’re spending time together!

    There are only so many blue collar whites left in this country, but the human wave out of the South seems endless. And as alluded to in my earlier post (sorry for the salty attitude) I think chances are at least 50% that in my lifetime I will see such innovations as kidnapping-for-ransom, assassination attempts on the judiciary, and firefights between gangs and police where the former bring light infantry brigade-level weapons to the fracas a part of my “new normal”.

    Tossed between the street-level anarchy of blacks, the paramilitary-potential violence of Hispanics, and the sudden jihad explosiveness of Muslims and constantly needing to form tactical alliances with each to cling to my piece of the American Dream. What’s a suburban white man to do?

    Replies: @Ron Unz

    It was with great relief, then, when I saw that IKEA coming in around the turn of the millennium. It pretty much took out the blight of that portion of East Palo Alto by itself and the influx of working-class Hispanics did the rest, I guess.

    Actually, the Hispanic immigrants mostly began moving in during the late 1980s/early 1990s, and I’m pretty sure the big IKEA and the other shopping centers later appeared more as a consequence than a cause of the “changed local conditions.”

    However, I’ve also seen things like a Hispanic father and son coming across empty liquor bottles in our local park (left, to be fair, by a white wino) and thinking it smashing (heh) fun to throw them at a tree, dusting the turf with a generous layer of toddler-shredding glass.

    Sure, Hispanics are mostly working-class or working-poor, so I don’t doubt that some of them are “rough around the edges” compared to long-assimilated middle-class whites.

    And as alluded to in my earlier post (sorry for the salty attitude) I think chances are at least 50% that in my lifetime I will see such innovations as kidnapping-for-ransom, assassination attempts on the judiciary, and firefights between gangs and police where the former bring light infantry brigade-level weapons to the fracas a part of my “new normal”.

    Here, I’m extremely skeptical. Hispanic immigration, especially to California, has massively declined over the last decade or so. If we’re talking about Hispanics under 50, I think the overwhelming majority are American-born, English-speaking, and mostly assimilated.

    Like I said, for thirty years VDare-type rightwingers have been predicting the sort of horrifying dystopian scenarios you suggest, and if it never happened when the Hispanics were recent immigrants who were very poor and didn’t speak English, I very much doubt it will happen now.

    Indeed, some of the most high-profile Hispanic crimes in CA these days tend to reflect their extreme assimilation. For example, there was some Hispanic guy who got involved in the ultra-rightwing Boogaloo Movement, and assassinated a security guard and a police officer as part of his plan to overthrow our Deep State regime. And there was some crazy Hispanic mother who got so caught up in the QAnon lunacy that she drowned her three little children to protect them from her ex-husband whom she’d convinced herself was part of a global Satanic pedophile ring.

    In fact, one slightly disappointing thing that I’ve noticed is that the younger generation of Hispanics seem to be assimilating into America’s crazy culture more rapidly than I’d originally expected.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Ron Unz


    In fact, one slightly disappointing thing that I’ve noticed is that the younger generation of Hispanics seem to be assimilating into America’s crazy culture more rapidly than I’d originally expected.
     
    EMJ talks about this on OG del Rancho. Interesting conversation.

    Dr. E. Michael Jones joins Noel from OG del Rancho today to talk about Logos as the first root of Hispanidad, Hispano parallels to the Goths at the end of the Roman Empire, the hollowness of White identity, how Sexual Liberation is the main weapon used to undo our ethnic identity, and more.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=C5Oagkz_kVg

     

    , @anonymous
    @Ron Unz

    Assimilating into American culture might be a good thing, and I agree with you that it is happening, but what about economic assimilation? Hispanics are very poor people, and given a sufficiently large number of them, then our country might literally start stagnating economically(it already is, but will get even worse).

    I mean, Hispanics in America have a net worth of around zero, while Whites have around 150k. However, as the Hispanic share of America grows, so will the endemic poverty, until the nation is extremely poor.

    Especially when you consider programs for the poor, our welfare spending is about to go through the roof on this issue, bankrupting many Americans who have to pay in taxes.

    I simply don't see how this wave of immigrants has been even remotely a success. I agree that Hispanics staved off the devastation caused by Blacks, especially since the White-Black ratio has closed in recent times. However, there is no effort to make Hispanics successful in America, and no one is bothering to try to bring them up.

    Replies: @Ron Unz, @Alden

  292. @Ron Unz
    @Abe


    Over a decade ago (it was in a Silicon Valley SEARS store, so that’s how long ago it was) I overheard two teen Hispanic store workers chatting as they did inventory. Both were good-naturedly ribbing each other about how bad their Spanish was at home (in perfect English). And I literally said to myself (a decade before I wound up on unz.com or was even a Steve reader): “Ron’s kids”.
     
    Thanks. I've often had similar experiences over the years.

    With that said, and with all do respect, can you really have no cognizance of the sort of massive, horrific violence that routinely goes on south of the border and that will be increasingly seen here as there effectively ceases being a border? Steve even had a story recently about Hispanic LAPD officers forming their own badged gangs.
     
    Well, I first became a little friendly with Peter Brimelow around 1992 in NYC. He and all of his friends had one set of predictions of what would happen to California if immigration continued, and I had a very different one. Thirty years have gone by, and I think that's enough time to decide who was right.

    Remember, I live in Palo Alto and East Palo Alto is right next door. Thirty years ago, it had the highest per capita murder rate in America, but these days homicides have declined by something like 95% and it's a very pleasant working-class community, with major regional shopping centers. The demographics changed...

    Since so many of the Tech CEOs live in Palo Alto, maybe otherwise they'd be much less sympathetic to all the George Floyd craziness.

    Replies: @Abe, @Stonewall Jackson

    Thirty years ago schmuck? A mobile home sells for over 300 k in East Palo Alto…. you live in a price gated community asshole…

    This comment of yours is about as substantive as your usual drivel…

    How is the replacement coming? Good with Biden. I’m getting your Cholo poverty where I live in Virginia.. I can see it in boarding houses all over.

    Screw you Mr Failure of Whtie Nationalism…

  293. @Anon
    @Ron Unz


    Well, I’m just glad I live in quiet, peaceful California these days. And I suspect that Steve may have similar sentiments…
     
    How much of the peace and quite do you attribute to the relatively large Asian (primarily Hispanic Asian) population?

    Replies: @Ron Unz

    Well, I’m just glad I live in quiet, peaceful California these days. And I suspect that Steve may have similar sentiments…

    How much of the peace and quite do you attribute to the relatively large Asian (primarily Hispanic Asian) population?

    Only a tiny sliver of Californians are Hispanic Asians, though I suppose someone could put Filipinos in that category. Both Hispanics and Asians tend to be relatively quiet and orderly, the former mostly blue-collar and the latter mostly white-collar. For East Coasters, I’ve always explained that Hispanics are best understood as being behaviorally a linear superposition of Italians, Irish, and Slavs.

    If you’re referring to East Palo Alto, which I focused upon upthread, it’s 66% Hispanic and less than 10% Asian, with most of those being working-class Samoans, who are really more like Hispanics than East Asians.

  294. Anonymous[225] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ben tillman
    @Hibernian

    It’s not. But an admission by any juror that his mind was made up because of fear of a riot is grounds for a new trial.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    It’s not. But an admission by any juror that his mind was made up because of fear of a riot is grounds for a new trial.

    What if there was evidence of concern over riots, but no admission that any juror’s mind was made up?

  295. @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco
    @Anonymous

    Whites who seek to live away from Blacks can move to Maine , which is just 1% Black and 95% white

    Maine is currently the optimum location for a future white nation. The cold winters keeps away Blacks. They have plenty of land and a large coast with ports and border only one state, New Hampshire (95% white)

    With a current population of 1.3 million, the politics of the state could be changed quickly if 100,000 white nationalists moved into the state. In 2016 Trump lost by 23,00o votes and the libertarian candidate obtained 38,100 votes.

    If a White homeland is desired , It could be achieved quickly in Maine. Are there 500,000 white nationalists in America ? Would 10% be willing to move to Maine ?

    Replies: @Morton's toes, @James Speaks

    There are enough white preservationists to switch the demographic in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

    • Replies: @anon
    @James Speaks

    Assuming facts not in evidence.

    Replies: @James Speaks

  296. @James Speaks
    @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco

    There are enough white preservationists to switch the demographic in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

    Replies: @anon

    Assuming facts not in evidence.

    • Replies: @James Speaks
    @anon


    Assuming facts not in evidence.
     
    Not really.

    Maine - 1,350,000
    NewHampshire - 1,370,000
    Vermont - 625,000

    Total 3.3 million

    Conservatively - 1/3 are of the correct demographic.

    Conservative - 1.1 million
    Looney - 2.2 million

    Need about 1.5 million to gain a solid advantage at the polls, yielding ...

    Conservative - 2.6 million
    Looney - 2.2 million

    I rest my case.

    Replies: @anon

  297. When a five-year-old child acts like she’s going to rule the world, it can be kind of cute. When a fifteen-year-old acts that way, it isn’t cute anymore. It’s pathological.

  298. Anonymous[846] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ron Unz
    @Abe


    It was with great relief, then, when I saw that IKEA coming in around the turn of the millennium. It pretty much took out the blight of that portion of East Palo Alto by itself and the influx of working-class Hispanics did the rest, I guess.
     
    Actually, the Hispanic immigrants mostly began moving in during the late 1980s/early 1990s, and I'm pretty sure the big IKEA and the other shopping centers later appeared more as a consequence than a cause of the "changed local conditions."

    However, I’ve also seen things like a Hispanic father and son coming across empty liquor bottles in our local park (left, to be fair, by a white wino) and thinking it smashing (heh) fun to throw them at a tree, dusting the turf with a generous layer of toddler-shredding glass.
     
    Sure, Hispanics are mostly working-class or working-poor, so I don't doubt that some of them are "rough around the edges" compared to long-assimilated middle-class whites.

    And as alluded to in my earlier post (sorry for the salty attitude) I think chances are at least 50% that in my lifetime I will see such innovations as kidnapping-for-ransom, assassination attempts on the judiciary, and firefights between gangs and police where the former bring light infantry brigade-level weapons to the fracas a part of my “new normal”.
     
    Here, I'm extremely skeptical. Hispanic immigration, especially to California, has massively declined over the last decade or so. If we're talking about Hispanics under 50, I think the overwhelming majority are American-born, English-speaking, and mostly assimilated.

    Like I said, for thirty years VDare-type rightwingers have been predicting the sort of horrifying dystopian scenarios you suggest, and if it never happened when the Hispanics were recent immigrants who were very poor and didn't speak English, I very much doubt it will happen now.

    Indeed, some of the most high-profile Hispanic crimes in CA these days tend to reflect their extreme assimilation. For example, there was some Hispanic guy who got involved in the ultra-rightwing Boogaloo Movement, and assassinated a security guard and a police officer as part of his plan to overthrow our Deep State regime. And there was some crazy Hispanic mother who got so caught up in the QAnon lunacy that she drowned her three little children to protect them from her ex-husband whom she'd convinced herself was part of a global Satanic pedophile ring.

    In fact, one slightly disappointing thing that I've noticed is that the younger generation of Hispanics seem to be assimilating into America's crazy culture more rapidly than I'd originally expected.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @anonymous

    In fact, one slightly disappointing thing that I’ve noticed is that the younger generation of Hispanics seem to be assimilating into America’s crazy culture more rapidly than I’d originally expected.

    EMJ talks about this on OG del Rancho. Interesting conversation.

    Dr. E. Michael Jones joins Noel from OG del Rancho today to talk about Logos as the first root of Hispanidad, Hispano parallels to the Goths at the end of the Roman Empire, the hollowness of White identity, how Sexual Liberation is the main weapon used to undo our ethnic identity, and more.

  299. @Jon
    Here is the school where she was an honor student and buddimg scholar:

    https://www.greatschools.org/ohio/columbus/575-Independence-High-School/

    Indepedence High School has a 2/10 rating. And somehow this 74% black, 15% Latinx, 3% mixed school gets an even worse 1/10 score for equity. Here is the top comment:


    Do not send your children here unless you don't like them, or have large life insurance policies on them.
     
    In Texas, where they have solved the problem of the racist SAT by relying on class rank, she would have been an auto-admit at UT-Austin.

    Replies: @Grahamsno(G64)

    Do not send your children here unless you don’t like them, or have large life insurance policies on them.

    Ouch that’s about as far as brutally honest criticism goes. Some school that but nothing else good be expected given the demographic breakdown of the students. HBD is a deeply tragic and fatalistic worldview to hold and no wonder most Americans the perpetually ‘can do’ sunny optimists refuse to countenance something so dark.

  300. @Hibernian
    @Deadite


    ...because whites sure don’t have knife fighting as a hobby. Except in movies.
     
    The famous scene in the Untouchables was not without some basis in reality.

    Replies: @Deadite

    As a fellow Irishman everyone knows we are completely barbaric!

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @Deadite

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_d5jXDvrOu4

  301. @Bannon
    @Deadite


    Glenn Beck had it right. The cops need to go on strike. Show them what lack of policing really means. If they don’t there will be no jobs to go back to.
     
    From one of my favorite movies, near the end of Asphalt Jungle (1950). A John Huston classic. Watch it, how prophetic it was about these days of anti-law enforcement.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2fHtpp_umI

    Replies: @Deadite

    The jungle looks like it’s winning…😬

  302. @AceDeuce
    @Deadite

    Blacks are all like this. This is how they act--and when they do bad and it blows up in their faces, they are genuinely upset. "I wanted to cut dat bitch-why you don' let me?" "Why I should get in trouble? It over with" They make no connection as to cause and effect.

    As I say, the most "black" thing about OJ wasn't his near date rape of Nicole on their first date (while he was still married to his first wife) It wasn't the unrepentant cheating and beatings. It wasn't her murder, or his doing whatever he could to get away with it.

    It was, after he got away with it although guilty as hell, he was actually hurt and offended that he couldn't go back to his previous life before the murder, and that he wasn't welcome at his old country club to play golf. What was the problem? She needed killing. I did it...now, let's move on.

    The Southerners of 100 years ago knew these people and what they were like. They didn't do what they did and think about these people they way they did by random. They already had judged them by the content of their characters--and their character sucks, so they took steps accordingly. And it worked. I just wish they did mass repatriation when it would have been a lot easier.

    They knew the consequences of letting them act freely according to their nature, but I don't think they even considered that anyone would be so insane as to elevate these people as our de facto masters.

    Replies: @Deadite

    It’s a religion, No doubt.

  303. @Harry Baldwin
    @Morris Applebaum IV

    Don’t assign the blame for the escalating craziness to Trump . He was trying to stop it as best he could against a powerful and United opposition that included most members of his own party. His election threw the Left into overdrive. It’s now doing everything it can to ensure that never again can someone outside the uniparty be allowed to be elected. Granted, Trump’s accomplishments can be outdone, but he has exposed these people and forced them to reveal their true agenda, and for that he deserves thanks . Don’t blame him for the craziness of the Left. It’s their nature.

    Replies: @AndrewR

    Trump simply poured gas on the fire without doing anything to meaningfully fight the fire.

    I could forgive his greed and narcissism if he had done anything for us, but he didn’t.

    • Agree: Ron Unz
    • Replies: @AceDeuce
    @AndrewR

    Pouring gas on a fire gets people's attention. He was far from perfect, but he will hopefully serve as a gateway drug to someone who will really handle some business.

  304. @MarkinLA
    @Sean

    Given that she was able to knock the other girls on their asses with a small push, she could have dispensed with the knife and proceeded to use her hands to mess up their faces and nobody would have gotten shot.

    The cop can only act based on what he sees and he came in when the potential stabbing was in motion.

    Replies: @Sean

    There was a crescendo of publicity about cops killing blacks at the slightest provocation when this happened, the participants were aware of it. Ma’Khia Bryant foster mother was not in the house at the time. Two former foster children of Bryant’s foster mother visited as they often did, and told Bryant to tidy the place up. One of them was Pinkie, and it seems likely that Bryant was younger than both of them.

    They got into a argument with Bryant as they often did, during which Bryant felt she was being attacked and picked up a knife; Pinkie or the other one called 911 SCREAMING that someone was trying to stab them; when police arrived Pinkie was not close to Bryant on the front yard but Fat girl was getting in her face. It was Bryant’s current home, not Pinkie’s or Fat girl’s (although Fat girl may be a relative of the foster mother).

    Given that she was able to knock the other girls on their asses with a small push, she could have dispensed with the knife

    Fear of the knife made it easier, but it was a sustained one arm pressure over several yards both times. Her objective was simply to take them off their feet, as shown by the way a bent over carefully Bryant brought the knife in between her knees as she went very close past a horizontal Fat girl.

    Bryant tried to put Pinkie on her ass the same way, but the car prevented that.

    • Replies: @Adam Smith
    @Sean


    “Her objective was...”
     
    How could you possibly know what Knife Girl's objective was?
    Are you an Enraged Negress Whisperer?

    , @MarkinLA
    @Sean

    And what does any of that have to do with the cop arriving on the scene without any time to do anything but respond to a possible stabbing?

    That is the issue, the cop had to make a split second decision. - a decision where people are second guessing him as though there were a myriad of choices when there was only two shoot now or let her attack the other girl and then shoot if she stabs her.

    Stop looking at slow motion film and pretending this is a review of a catch in the NFL. The cop did exactly as he should have.

    Replies: @Johnny Rico

  305. @gent
    Why haven't we heard from the foster parents?

    Replies: @Ed

    The foster mother said she didn’t want to talk to the press, that she was at work.

  306. What’s always striking to me is to witness the low standards among blacks. Mother & daughter have this amazing close bond according to a relative, yet mom tossed her into foster care. That’s not something mothers with close relationships with their kids do.

  307. Ed says:
    @Morris Applebaum IV
    @YackDaRipper

    If Whites in the entire country just voted and acted like Whites in the South, things would be infinitely better. White people in Minnesota actually voted for Keith Ellison and Ilhan Omar! If there is a point where idealism and masochism meet, it must be somewhere in Minnesota.

    Replies: @Ed

    Minnesota is just a fascinating case study in how altruistic whites can ruin a good thing in the span of 50 years. They aggressively imported the worst blacks both domestically and abroad and are now scurrying around trying to contain the fallout. None of this was necessary. Minnesota’s climate is not a natural attraction to black people. Whatever blacks that moved there could have been the more ambitious types instead they juiced up their welfare to get blacks looking to stretch their welfare checks.

    Mondale dying this week is probably a good metaphor for Minnesota’s fortunes going forward.

    • Replies: @Prester John
    @Ed

    Mondale, like fellow Gopher Hubert Humphrey, seemed to be a kind, decent man whose good intentions helped pave the road to you-know-where.

    , @AceDeuce
    @Ed

    There are no "worst" blacks. They're all equally bad.

  308. @Redman
    @Sean

    Who are you, Columbo with Aspergers?

    Replies: @Sean

    She was trying to stab people with the knife in her right hand.
    So she pushed them away with her left.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @Sean

    Shows such as Colombo and other cop and or lawyer shows didn't, with rare exceptions, deal with impulsive knife fighters, except perhaps as informants.

  309. Everyone with a brain should be able to see the direction of motion of the USA: one way or another, at high speed, into a brick wall. No one knows the future but you would now have to be an idiot-optimist to think it’s going to be a peaceful and prosperous one.

    At the same time that we are gearing up for a confrontation with – pick your favorite bogey-man — we are hollowing out the military via Racial Justice and Sexual Inclusivity Sensitivity Training. Literally insane.

    What can we do about it? Beats me, but … it can’t hurt for sensible people to start organizing community preparedness groups in their local areas.

    A few hundred people who are organized, who have some training and equipment/supplies for things like first aid, and the application of directed kinetic energy to threats … who have stocked up on essentials so that they don’t have to go the possibly-empty shops for several months … and who have some sort of leadership structure, allowing them to communicate useful information in real time among each other, and to concentrate forces where necessary …. this can’t hurt.

    Even a group of a few dozen people will span a range of skills and abilities. Such a group has the advantage of the famous division of labor, allowing everyone to have access to the skills of an electrician, a carpenter, a nurse, a combat veteran. A group of a hundred people, with just a bit of preparation and conscious organization, will be ten thousand times as effective as a hundred isolated individuals.

    We had better start doing this now.

    • Replies: @AceDeuce
    @Doug1943

    Stop worrying-our military has been essentially hollowed out a good 20-25 years ago. That's already happened. Of course it can and is getting worse. But Elvis has already left the building.

  310. @Polistra
    @Ben Kurtz


    After all, crime and urban chaos are growing again, but if you look back 50 years you’ll see that we’ve seen this movie before and know how to turn this corner when the time comes.
     
    Just one big problem: We're now no longer the nation we were 50 years ago.

    We're hardly even recognizable anymore. And all that goes with that.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Prester John

    I’m not sure that I would call this thing of ours a nation, unless one believes in the concept of a “propositional nation” (a bit of a contradiction in terms). If the latter, well, it was a nice try but even John Adams, ever the realist, speculated that it might n0t last.

  311. @Ed
    @Morris Applebaum IV

    Minnesota is just a fascinating case study in how altruistic whites can ruin a good thing in the span of 50 years. They aggressively imported the worst blacks both domestically and abroad and are now scurrying around trying to contain the fallout. None of this was necessary. Minnesota’s climate is not a natural attraction to black people. Whatever blacks that moved there could have been the more ambitious types instead they juiced up their welfare to get blacks looking to stretch their welfare checks.

    Mondale dying this week is probably a good metaphor for Minnesota’s fortunes going forward.

    Replies: @Prester John, @AceDeuce

    Mondale, like fellow Gopher Hubert Humphrey, seemed to be a kind, decent man whose good intentions helped pave the road to you-know-where.

  312. @Sean
    @Redman

    She was trying to stab people with the knife in her right hand. https://i.imgflip.com/1bixq9.jpg?a449664

    So she pushed them away with her left.

    Replies: @Hibernian

    Shows such as Colombo and other cop and or lawyer shows didn’t, with rare exceptions, deal with impulsive knife fighters, except perhaps as informants.

  313. S says:
    @Sick 'n Tired
    @The Black Death

    If they are done in the traditional Spaniard way, where each combatant is bound wrist to wrist, then have a knife in their free hand to cut and slice each other, it's a fair knife fight.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @S

    If they are done in the traditional Spaniard way, where each combatant is bound wrist to wrist, then have a knife in their free hand to cut and slice each other, it’s a fair knife fight.

    Yes, a bit like that fight scene between Kirk and the evil star ship captain Ron Tracey in the 1968 Star Trek episode The Omega Glory.

    That was the same episode which featured the crazy plotline of a parallel Earth near the start of the 21st century which had fought a global biological war. The Chinese are victorious and reign triumphant over the world while the greatly dumbed down White survivors of what had once been the United States are reduced to eking out a stone age existance.

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

  314. @Buffalo Joe
    Last night chris cuomo had conversations with black commentators about the knife girl shooting and they all discussed other options to shooting and police review and oversite ad nauseam. cuomo had on his mad face as he directed the conversations. Then, surprisingly, when don lemon came on and they spend time talking before lemon takes over, lemon basically said the cop had no alternative but to shoot as he is trained to do. The veins stood out on cuomo's neck and steam came out his ears. Maybe cnn was getting viewer push back. One can only hope. (For those who don't know or maybe care, I use lower case when I mention people I detest)

    Replies: @Rob McX

    For those who don’t know or maybe care, I use lower case when I mention people I detest.

    Makes for a lot less finger work. You could go through the entire political and media class in America without hitting the shift key.

    • LOL: Hibernian
  315. @Sean
    @MarkinLA

    There was a crescendo of publicity about cops killing blacks at the slightest provocation when this happened, the participants were aware of it. Ma'Khia Bryant foster mother was not in the house at the time. Two former foster children of Bryant's foster mother visited as they often did, and told Bryant to tidy the place up. One of them was Pinkie, and it seems likely that Bryant was younger than both of them.

    They got into a argument with Bryant as they often did, during which Bryant felt she was being attacked and picked up a knife; Pinkie or the other one called 911 SCREAMING that someone was trying to stab them; when police arrived Pinkie was not close to Bryant on the front yard but Fat girl was getting in her face. It was Bryant's current home, not Pinkie's or Fat girl's (although Fat girl may be a relative of the foster mother).


    Given that she was able to knock the other girls on their asses with a small push, she could have dispensed with the knife
     
    Fear of the knife made it easier, but it was a sustained one arm pressure over several yards both times. Her objective was simply to take them off their feet, as shown by the way a bent over carefully Bryant brought the knife in between her knees as she went very close past a horizontal Fat girl.

    https://youtu.be/JllQc50CrtY?t=33


    Bryant tried to put Pinkie on her ass the same way, but the car prevented that.

    Replies: @Adam Smith, @MarkinLA

    “Her objective was…”

    How could you possibly know what Knife Girl’s objective was?
    Are you an Enraged Negress Whisperer?

  316. @Ed
    @Morris Applebaum IV

    Minnesota is just a fascinating case study in how altruistic whites can ruin a good thing in the span of 50 years. They aggressively imported the worst blacks both domestically and abroad and are now scurrying around trying to contain the fallout. None of this was necessary. Minnesota’s climate is not a natural attraction to black people. Whatever blacks that moved there could have been the more ambitious types instead they juiced up their welfare to get blacks looking to stretch their welfare checks.

    Mondale dying this week is probably a good metaphor for Minnesota’s fortunes going forward.

    Replies: @Prester John, @AceDeuce

    There are no “worst” blacks. They’re all equally bad.

  317. @Sean
    @MarkinLA

    There was a crescendo of publicity about cops killing blacks at the slightest provocation when this happened, the participants were aware of it. Ma'Khia Bryant foster mother was not in the house at the time. Two former foster children of Bryant's foster mother visited as they often did, and told Bryant to tidy the place up. One of them was Pinkie, and it seems likely that Bryant was younger than both of them.

    They got into a argument with Bryant as they often did, during which Bryant felt she was being attacked and picked up a knife; Pinkie or the other one called 911 SCREAMING that someone was trying to stab them; when police arrived Pinkie was not close to Bryant on the front yard but Fat girl was getting in her face. It was Bryant's current home, not Pinkie's or Fat girl's (although Fat girl may be a relative of the foster mother).


    Given that she was able to knock the other girls on their asses with a small push, she could have dispensed with the knife
     
    Fear of the knife made it easier, but it was a sustained one arm pressure over several yards both times. Her objective was simply to take them off their feet, as shown by the way a bent over carefully Bryant brought the knife in between her knees as she went very close past a horizontal Fat girl.

    https://youtu.be/JllQc50CrtY?t=33


    Bryant tried to put Pinkie on her ass the same way, but the car prevented that.

    Replies: @Adam Smith, @MarkinLA

    And what does any of that have to do with the cop arriving on the scene without any time to do anything but respond to a possible stabbing?

    That is the issue, the cop had to make a split second decision. – a decision where people are second guessing him as though there were a myriad of choices when there was only two shoot now or let her attack the other girl and then shoot if she stabs her.

    Stop looking at slow motion film and pretending this is a review of a catch in the NFL. The cop did exactly as he should have.

    • Replies: @Johnny Rico
    @MarkinLA

    "And what does any of that have to do with the cop arriving on the scene without any time to do anything but respond to a possible stabbing?"

    Either you have not been reading what he has been writing or you have spent the last year on another planet. It has EVERYTHING to do with the second part of your sentence.

    "That is the issue, the cop had to make a split second decision"

    No. It is isn't. It is that he didn't have to make the one he did. And the issue is the question of why he made the decision he did.

    Your reverse false dichotomy or whatever is pure idiocy or maybe it is just a false dichotomy. Regardless, it appears to be something you are unfamiliar with.

    Stop being such a drama queen. Steve has used the word disembowel to describe what was about to happen. You don't need to follow his lead. Calm down.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @MarkinLA, @MarkinLA

  318. @AndrewR
    @Harry Baldwin

    Trump simply poured gas on the fire without doing anything to meaningfully fight the fire.

    I could forgive his greed and narcissism if he had done anything for us, but he didn't.

    Replies: @AceDeuce

    Pouring gas on a fire gets people’s attention. He was far from perfect, but he will hopefully serve as a gateway drug to someone who will really handle some business.

  319. anonymous[223] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ron Unz
    @Abe


    It was with great relief, then, when I saw that IKEA coming in around the turn of the millennium. It pretty much took out the blight of that portion of East Palo Alto by itself and the influx of working-class Hispanics did the rest, I guess.
     
    Actually, the Hispanic immigrants mostly began moving in during the late 1980s/early 1990s, and I'm pretty sure the big IKEA and the other shopping centers later appeared more as a consequence than a cause of the "changed local conditions."

    However, I’ve also seen things like a Hispanic father and son coming across empty liquor bottles in our local park (left, to be fair, by a white wino) and thinking it smashing (heh) fun to throw them at a tree, dusting the turf with a generous layer of toddler-shredding glass.
     
    Sure, Hispanics are mostly working-class or working-poor, so I don't doubt that some of them are "rough around the edges" compared to long-assimilated middle-class whites.

    And as alluded to in my earlier post (sorry for the salty attitude) I think chances are at least 50% that in my lifetime I will see such innovations as kidnapping-for-ransom, assassination attempts on the judiciary, and firefights between gangs and police where the former bring light infantry brigade-level weapons to the fracas a part of my “new normal”.
     
    Here, I'm extremely skeptical. Hispanic immigration, especially to California, has massively declined over the last decade or so. If we're talking about Hispanics under 50, I think the overwhelming majority are American-born, English-speaking, and mostly assimilated.

    Like I said, for thirty years VDare-type rightwingers have been predicting the sort of horrifying dystopian scenarios you suggest, and if it never happened when the Hispanics were recent immigrants who were very poor and didn't speak English, I very much doubt it will happen now.

    Indeed, some of the most high-profile Hispanic crimes in CA these days tend to reflect their extreme assimilation. For example, there was some Hispanic guy who got involved in the ultra-rightwing Boogaloo Movement, and assassinated a security guard and a police officer as part of his plan to overthrow our Deep State regime. And there was some crazy Hispanic mother who got so caught up in the QAnon lunacy that she drowned her three little children to protect them from her ex-husband whom she'd convinced herself was part of a global Satanic pedophile ring.

    In fact, one slightly disappointing thing that I've noticed is that the younger generation of Hispanics seem to be assimilating into America's crazy culture more rapidly than I'd originally expected.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @anonymous

    Assimilating into American culture might be a good thing, and I agree with you that it is happening, but what about economic assimilation? Hispanics are very poor people, and given a sufficiently large number of them, then our country might literally start stagnating economically(it already is, but will get even worse).

    I mean, Hispanics in America have a net worth of around zero, while Whites have around 150k. However, as the Hispanic share of America grows, so will the endemic poverty, until the nation is extremely poor.

    Especially when you consider programs for the poor, our welfare spending is about to go through the roof on this issue, bankrupting many Americans who have to pay in taxes.

    I simply don’t see how this wave of immigrants has been even remotely a success. I agree that Hispanics staved off the devastation caused by Blacks, especially since the White-Black ratio has closed in recent times. However, there is no effort to make Hispanics successful in America, and no one is bothering to try to bring them up.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
    @anonymous


    Assimilating into American culture might be a good thing, and I agree with you that it is happening, but what about economic assimilation? Hispanics are very poor people, and given a sufficiently large number of them, then our country might literally start stagnating economically(it already is, but will get even worse).
     
    That's really not the case at all. Keep in mind that just over the last thirty years, the Hispanic population in the US tripled, with nearly all of that increase coming from the flood of very poor immigrants and their children. Only leftist-academic idiots would expect extremely poor immigrants who don't speak English and often don't have much education to match fourth-generation middle-class whites within just a couple of decades after their arrival.

    Obviously, Asian immigrants have advanced far more rapidly, but they often came as well-educated members of their national elite, while Hispanics were generally from the poorer strata of Mexico and the rest of Latin America.

    You might want to take a look at this section of my Race/IQ article from a decade ago, and this NYT column that I cite:

    https://www.unz.com/runz/race-iq-and-wealth/#implications-for-the-american-immigration-debate

    https://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/01/opinion/01besharov.html

    But here's another way of looking at it. I think the rate at which the current wave of Hispanic immigrants have advanced economically and socially has been greater than that of any previous immigrant group---faster than the Irish, Italians, Slavs, and even the Jews. To a considerable extent, that's because in many respects American society provides greater opportunity than it did in the past, but still, if Hispanics have done better than any white European immigrant group in all of American history, that's not such a horrible trajectory.

    One of the reasons this isn't recognized is that all the MSM-dominant leftist-type groups always like to focus on the "horrible problems" of non-whites, and rightwing anti-immigrant activists like to say the same thing for different reasons. So there's no natural constituency to discuss the actual reality.

    Replies: @Alden, @Hibernian

    , @Alden
    @anonymous

    There’s no effort to make anyone but the top 5 percent successful in America. There’s lists of what jobs are growing and what jobs are declining in America. All the job growth is in low paid service industries. Landlords real estate sellers and builders will be OK Who cares if it’s one, two or eight working adults paying the rent or mortgage utilities and taxes.

    Go to college and get a STEM degree? Sorry, all STEM jobs are reserved for non White immigrants. And the wages are lower in real money than they were 50 years ago.

    Hispanics are the perfect people for the new American economy. BTW, the capitalist pigs discovered the perfect solution to the labor union living wage economy they hate so much

    Child welfare and subsidized housing. Child welfare takes care of the basics housing food utilities a car. Dad and Mom’s earnings goes for clothes toys furniture and sending back to Mexico.

    When the middle class taxpayers support the basic needs of the workers, it’s pig heaven for the capitalists. Especially as they don’t pay income taxes themselves.

    Biden is making noises about raising capital gains taxes to 46%.

  320. @anon
    @James Speaks

    Assuming facts not in evidence.

    Replies: @James Speaks

    Assuming facts not in evidence.

    Not really.

    Maine – 1,350,000
    NewHampshire – 1,370,000
    Vermont – 625,000

    Total 3.3 million

    Conservatively – 1/3 are of the correct demographic.

    Conservative – 1.1 million
    Looney – 2.2 million

    Need about 1.5 million to gain a solid advantage at the polls, yielding …

    Conservative – 2.6 million
    Looney – 2.2 million

    I rest my case.

    • Replies: @anon
    @James Speaks

    Conservatively – 1/3 are of the correct demographic.

    Assuming facts not in evidence. Let's break this down a bit.

    Test your claim by looking at the voting patterns of Vermont. For a start, name the two Senators. HINT: One of them ran for President in 2016.

    You also might look into the Free State project. How old is it? How is it working?

  321. @Sean

    Knifeplay, just children’s knifeplay. She hadn’t even matured to gunplay yet
     
    Well the knife was real, but she played them with it and got herself shot dead.

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

    ----

    Body camera footage released by police shows Bryant swinging what appears to be a knife at two people
     
    One after the other neither of who got so much as a scratch. When Bryant was shot she was not lunging in, she was already on top of and holding Pinkie. Firing four rapid shots placed Pinkie in extreme danger as Bryant could have pulled Pinkie into the line of fire as she was falling or she could have moved in front of Pinkie or she might have jumped that way herself between shots.

    In new video, Makhia Bryant can be heard screaming “I’m gonna stab the fuck out of you, bitch,”
     
    Yes, to the fat white girl that wasn't touched I think. Do more people say that while waving a knife than carry out the threat?

    Body camera footage released by police shows Bryant swinging what appears to be a knife at two people during an altercation outside the property before an officer arrives and fires four shots at her torso.
     
    Nothing much happened until the cop arrived. Bryant needed the cop for something.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Jack D, @TWS

    And the police officer is supposed to separate knife use intended as first degree assault from knife use intended to kill, how?

    Super esp? Maybe just watch a felony proceed from assault one or two, to murder to be sure? Maybe he could try gauging if her screaming she was going to kill the victim was sincere?

    Either you’re a troll or a moron. Stupid and or ignorant is no way to go through life.

    • Replies: @Sean
    @TWS

    It was the authorities in Ohio that first released a particular frame of the shooting as showing the instant of the shot, and in that frame Bryant's arm did seem to be about to plunge the knife into Pinkie. But the actual frame in which the first shot was fired was actually slightly later.


    Super esp? Maybe just watch a felony proceed from assault one or two, to murder to be sure?
     
    This is the actual frame in which the first shot was fired. Pay attention to how close to the bodycam Ms Bryant's knife hand had got, as evidenced by it appearing gigantic.

    https://www.albawaba.com/sites/default/files/styles/d08_standard/public/im_new/bassam/ohioshooting_0.jpg?h=6e542444&itok=te4soFkP
    She had drawn it much further back. Away from the victim.


    Maybe he could try gauging if her screaming she was going to kill the victim was sincere?
     
    Pinkie had called 911 several minutes earlier, screaming that someone was trying to stab her.

    Replies: @Alden

  322. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Jack D

    Jack, that's all likely true. It's just that White people, more than others, IMO, want to do what's RIGHT a lot, the right thing. This cop had a split second to react and his subconscious told him to do the right thing.

    If this country weren't so screwed up, he would be a local hero. He might have appreciated that a bit, but it's not what made this decision for him. I'm sure right now he indeed wishes he'd made it to that house about 5 or 10 minutes later. Once he was there though, he had no choice but to do the right thing.

    Now, if they'd just make Krispy Kremes non-fat ...

    Replies: @Adam Smith

    “Now, if they’d just make Krispy Kremes non-fat…”

    Healthy Krispy Kreme Donuts by Chocolate Covered Katie…

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Adam Smith


    So do these homemade donuts (doughnuts or donuts?) taste exactly like real Krispy Kremes?

    No, and they’re not supposed to. ...

     
    OK, that tears it ...


    (Thanks anyway, Mr. Smith.)

    Replies: @Adam Smith

  323. Her sister is named “Mah’Hyundai.” She is also vibrant.

  324. @stillCARealist
    Off Topic:

    “The Klan would march outside of courthouses and threaten all kinds of reprisals if the jury ever dared convict a white person or acquit a black person,” Dershowitz said in an interview on Newsmax.
     
    I just read this quote about the Chauvin jury being intimidated, and I wonder. Does anybody know if what Dershowitz is saying here is fact? Did that really happen more than once? His tone of voice makes it seem like that was standard American justice for... what? 200 years?

    This is closely related to the BB's joke of "it's just Steve." Dershowitz heard about this happening once somewhere, and now it's part of his view of history.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Harry Baldwin

    There’s a lot of truth in what Dershowitz is saying. I don’t know how often that happened, but it did with some regularity. In John Boessenecker’s book about Frank Hamer, “Texas Ranger,” there’s an account of the Sherman riot of 1930, in which a white mob surrounded and attacked a courthouse in which George Hughes, a black rapist, was being held for trial. Hamer was among the small group of law enforcement officers who tried to defend the place, in vain. They mob ended up burning down the building, burning Hughes alive. I had not heard of that incident previously.

    Be that as it may, I think Dershowitz’s statement is accurate and it’s good rhetoric to liken BLM to the KKK of a century ago.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Harry Baldwin

    Good for the mob.

    Being a White Nationalist. Rather than a feminist in solidarity with all women, I don’t care what blacks do to each other. I always ask feminazis. There used to be a wonderful organization, men and women working together equally that virtually ended rape in America. Ask me the name of that organization

    It was the KKK. Stand back and watch their heads explode.

    , @J.Ross
    @Harry Baldwin

    oh
    okay
    as a volcel
    how about
    possibly
    try not raping women
    maybe
    and if you do you totally deserve immolation and then Hell after

  325. Mother and aunt are thinking of suing Columbus PD and county child services. PD for killing knife girl. . Child services for “ failing” knife girl Prisoners in county jails and prisons all over Ohio are getting DNA tests hoping they are the squirt and scrammer

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @Alden

    Most often in these cases there is some kind of predatory lawyer seeking to recruit the families to sue for compensation in exchange for a cut of the loot.

    In many cities these extortion lawyers advertise on billboards and on local TV offering "free consultations"(as they call their sales presentations) and their names are well-known.

    Obviously the business is very lucrative, as the advertising must be quite expensive.

    Government entities are often motivated to settle for cash rather than go through a high-profile trial process, so it is a match made in heaven.

    Presumably there are also insurance companies involved to mitigate the shakedown process.

    Replies: @Hibernian

  326. @Harry Baldwin
    @stillCARealist

    There's a lot of truth in what Dershowitz is saying. I don't know how often that happened, but it did with some regularity. In John Boessenecker's book about Frank Hamer, "Texas Ranger," there's an account of the Sherman riot of 1930, in which a white mob surrounded and attacked a courthouse in which George Hughes, a black rapist, was being held for trial. Hamer was among the small group of law enforcement officers who tried to defend the place, in vain. They mob ended up burning down the building, burning Hughes alive. I had not heard of that incident previously.

    Be that as it may, I think Dershowitz's statement is accurate and it's good rhetoric to liken BLM to the KKK of a century ago.

    Replies: @Alden, @J.Ross

    Good for the mob.

    Being a White Nationalist. Rather than a feminist in solidarity with all women, I don’t care what blacks do to each other. I always ask feminazis. There used to be a wonderful organization, men and women working together equally that virtually ended rape in America. Ask me the name of that organization

    It was the KKK. Stand back and watch their heads explode.

  327. @anonymous
    @Ron Unz

    Assimilating into American culture might be a good thing, and I agree with you that it is happening, but what about economic assimilation? Hispanics are very poor people, and given a sufficiently large number of them, then our country might literally start stagnating economically(it already is, but will get even worse).

    I mean, Hispanics in America have a net worth of around zero, while Whites have around 150k. However, as the Hispanic share of America grows, so will the endemic poverty, until the nation is extremely poor.

    Especially when you consider programs for the poor, our welfare spending is about to go through the roof on this issue, bankrupting many Americans who have to pay in taxes.

    I simply don't see how this wave of immigrants has been even remotely a success. I agree that Hispanics staved off the devastation caused by Blacks, especially since the White-Black ratio has closed in recent times. However, there is no effort to make Hispanics successful in America, and no one is bothering to try to bring them up.

    Replies: @Ron Unz, @Alden

    Assimilating into American culture might be a good thing, and I agree with you that it is happening, but what about economic assimilation? Hispanics are very poor people, and given a sufficiently large number of them, then our country might literally start stagnating economically(it already is, but will get even worse).

    That’s really not the case at all. Keep in mind that just over the last thirty years, the Hispanic population in the US tripled, with nearly all of that increase coming from the flood of very poor immigrants and their children. Only leftist-academic idiots would expect extremely poor immigrants who don’t speak English and often don’t have much education to match fourth-generation middle-class whites within just a couple of decades after their arrival.

    Obviously, Asian immigrants have advanced far more rapidly, but they often came as well-educated members of their national elite, while Hispanics were generally from the poorer strata of Mexico and the rest of Latin America.

    You might want to take a look at this section of my Race/IQ article from a decade ago, and this NYT column that I cite:

    https://www.unz.com/runz/race-iq-and-wealth/#implications-for-the-american-immigration-debate

    https://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/01/opinion/01besharov.html

    But here’s another way of looking at it. I think the rate at which the current wave of Hispanic immigrants have advanced economically and socially has been greater than that of any previous immigrant group—faster than the Irish, Italians, Slavs, and even the Jews. To a considerable extent, that’s because in many respects American society provides greater opportunity than it did in the past, but still, if Hispanics have done better than any white European immigrant group in all of American history, that’s not such a horrible trajectory.

    One of the reasons this isn’t recognized is that all the MSM-dominant leftist-type groups always like to focus on the “horrible problems” of non-whites, and rightwing anti-immigrant activists like to say the same thing for different reasons. So there’s no natural constituency to discuss the actual reality.

    • Agree: vhrm
    • Replies: @Alden
    @Ron Unz

    Can you guess why Hispanics have done so well?

    A few years before the great migration Republican President Richard Nixon created the entitled to affirmative action Hispanic race just in time for the 1970 census. In California there were already plenty of highly skilled middle and professional class White Hispanics.

    So a nurse becomes a better paid head of nursing for the entire hospital. . A teacher becomes a better paid principal or administrator. A law school grad is recruited by the more prestige law firms. Patrolman becomes a sergeant then lieutenant and is recruited to be police chief in another town. Salesman becomes Vice President chief marketing executive.

    Construction workers get all sorts of tutoring and help to pass the contractors test. Then they don’t even have to go looking for SBA and other loans. tax exemptions, government contracts The numerous government agencies contact them There’s government help to train workers. That’s a scam. The state’s and feds all have programs in which employers are paid to train workers. For 8, 10, 12, 15 years.

    SBA, redevelopment EDD all sorts of city county state and federal agencies are always searching for oppressed minority businesses to subsidize.

    An excellent example is Golden Gate Bridge toll collectors. They have been replaced by online monthly passes. But it was a very well paid job. 80,90 K 25 years ago. After Hispanics became affirmative action aristocrats the GGB authority hired only Hispanics and Philippinos because Philippinos gave Spanish surnames. As the American toll takers retired it was mostly Hispanics and Philippinos who were hired

    That’s why Hispanics have done so well. Affirmative action, special preferences caste system whatever societies call it.
    When China gives affirmative action to Manchurians, Tibetans White muslims or any other minority group they too will have an astonishing rise.

    Indian Hindus vs native Whites and Pakistanis in England. The English government gave Indian Hindu immigrants billions in business subsidies. None to the White English very little to the Pakistanis. So who are the most successful small business owners?

    Replies: @Ron Unz

    , @Hibernian
    @Ron Unz


    One of the reasons this isn’t recognized is that all the MSM-dominant leftist-type groups always like to focus on the “horrible problems” of non-whites, and rightwing anti-immigrant activists like to say the same thing for different reasons. So there’s no natural constituency to discuss the actual reality.
     
    Agree.
  328. @anonymous
    @Ron Unz

    Assimilating into American culture might be a good thing, and I agree with you that it is happening, but what about economic assimilation? Hispanics are very poor people, and given a sufficiently large number of them, then our country might literally start stagnating economically(it already is, but will get even worse).

    I mean, Hispanics in America have a net worth of around zero, while Whites have around 150k. However, as the Hispanic share of America grows, so will the endemic poverty, until the nation is extremely poor.

    Especially when you consider programs for the poor, our welfare spending is about to go through the roof on this issue, bankrupting many Americans who have to pay in taxes.

    I simply don't see how this wave of immigrants has been even remotely a success. I agree that Hispanics staved off the devastation caused by Blacks, especially since the White-Black ratio has closed in recent times. However, there is no effort to make Hispanics successful in America, and no one is bothering to try to bring them up.

    Replies: @Ron Unz, @Alden

    There’s no effort to make anyone but the top 5 percent successful in America. There’s lists of what jobs are growing and what jobs are declining in America. All the job growth is in low paid service industries. Landlords real estate sellers and builders will be OK Who cares if it’s one, two or eight working adults paying the rent or mortgage utilities and taxes.

    Go to college and get a STEM degree? Sorry, all STEM jobs are reserved for non White immigrants. And the wages are lower in real money than they were 50 years ago.

    Hispanics are the perfect people for the new American economy. BTW, the capitalist pigs discovered the perfect solution to the labor union living wage economy they hate so much

    Child welfare and subsidized housing. Child welfare takes care of the basics housing food utilities a car. Dad and Mom’s earnings goes for clothes toys furniture and sending back to Mexico.

    When the middle class taxpayers support the basic needs of the workers, it’s pig heaven for the capitalists. Especially as they don’t pay income taxes themselves.

    Biden is making noises about raising capital gains taxes to 46%.

  329. This situation should never have happened. I want to know why it did.

    Ms Bryant learned that you can get more with a kind word and a knife than with a kind word alone.

  330. @Ron Unz
    @anonymous


    Assimilating into American culture might be a good thing, and I agree with you that it is happening, but what about economic assimilation? Hispanics are very poor people, and given a sufficiently large number of them, then our country might literally start stagnating economically(it already is, but will get even worse).
     
    That's really not the case at all. Keep in mind that just over the last thirty years, the Hispanic population in the US tripled, with nearly all of that increase coming from the flood of very poor immigrants and their children. Only leftist-academic idiots would expect extremely poor immigrants who don't speak English and often don't have much education to match fourth-generation middle-class whites within just a couple of decades after their arrival.

    Obviously, Asian immigrants have advanced far more rapidly, but they often came as well-educated members of their national elite, while Hispanics were generally from the poorer strata of Mexico and the rest of Latin America.

    You might want to take a look at this section of my Race/IQ article from a decade ago, and this NYT column that I cite:

    https://www.unz.com/runz/race-iq-and-wealth/#implications-for-the-american-immigration-debate

    https://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/01/opinion/01besharov.html

    But here's another way of looking at it. I think the rate at which the current wave of Hispanic immigrants have advanced economically and socially has been greater than that of any previous immigrant group---faster than the Irish, Italians, Slavs, and even the Jews. To a considerable extent, that's because in many respects American society provides greater opportunity than it did in the past, but still, if Hispanics have done better than any white European immigrant group in all of American history, that's not such a horrible trajectory.

    One of the reasons this isn't recognized is that all the MSM-dominant leftist-type groups always like to focus on the "horrible problems" of non-whites, and rightwing anti-immigrant activists like to say the same thing for different reasons. So there's no natural constituency to discuss the actual reality.

    Replies: @Alden, @Hibernian

    Can you guess why Hispanics have done so well?

    A few years before the great migration Republican President Richard Nixon created the entitled to affirmative action Hispanic race just in time for the 1970 census. In California there were already plenty of highly skilled middle and professional class White Hispanics.

    So a nurse becomes a better paid head of nursing for the entire hospital. . A teacher becomes a better paid principal or administrator. A law school grad is recruited by the more prestige law firms. Patrolman becomes a sergeant then lieutenant and is recruited to be police chief in another town. Salesman becomes Vice President chief marketing executive.

    Construction workers get all sorts of tutoring and help to pass the contractors test. Then they don’t even have to go looking for SBA and other loans. tax exemptions, government contracts The numerous government agencies contact them There’s government help to train workers. That’s a scam. The state’s and feds all have programs in which employers are paid to train workers. For 8, 10, 12, 15 years.

    SBA, redevelopment EDD all sorts of city county state and federal agencies are always searching for oppressed minority businesses to subsidize.

    An excellent example is Golden Gate Bridge toll collectors. They have been replaced by online monthly passes. But it was a very well paid job. 80,90 K 25 years ago. After Hispanics became affirmative action aristocrats the GGB authority hired only Hispanics and Philippinos because Philippinos gave Spanish surnames. As the American toll takers retired it was mostly Hispanics and Philippinos who were hired

    That’s why Hispanics have done so well. Affirmative action, special preferences caste system whatever societies call it.
    When China gives affirmative action to Manchurians, Tibetans White muslims or any other minority group they too will have an astonishing rise.

    Indian Hindus vs native Whites and Pakistanis in England. The English government gave Indian Hindu immigrants billions in business subsidies. None to the White English very little to the Pakistanis. So who are the most successful small business owners?

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
    @Alden


    Can you guess why Hispanics have done so well?

    A few years before the great migration Republican President Richard Nixon created the entitled to affirmative action Hispanic race just in time for the 1970 census. In California there were already plenty of highly skilled middle and professional class White Hispanics...That’s why Hispanics have done so well. Affirmative action, special preferences caste system whatever societies call it.
     
    Sure, that's a contributing factor, but I don't think it's a very large one.

    AA tends to be restricted to jobs in the government or larger corporations, while relatively few Hispanic workers tend to be employed in those sectors, which are overwhelmingly white, Asian, and black.

    So while I'm sure a certain number of Hispanics get promoted more rapidly at those organizations, I think it's a pretty small slice of their total population, which is overwhelmingly working-class and working-poor. Hispanics typically work at small businesses like restaurants, as construction workers and other blue-collar professions, or in the low-level service industry such as gardeners and nannies. Those sorts of businesses don't really have much AA. Here's a helpful paragraph from the NYT article I'd linked:

    Consider the Hispanic success in obtaining skilled, blue-collar jobs, as measured by the census category for precision production, craft and repair occupations. From 1994 to 2006, as the total number of these jobs grew, the percentage held by whites fell from 79 percent to 65 percent. The percentage held by blacks remained constant at about 8 percent, and the percentage held by Hispanics more than doubled, rising to 25 percent from 11 percent. As whites left these relatively well-paid jobs, Hispanics rather than blacks moved into them.
     
    Moreover, Hispanics often work in areas where the overwhelming majority of the other workers are also Hispanics, say at a restaurant or taqueria. If almost all the employees at a given business are Hispanic, how could AA for Hispanics make any sense?

    One significant exception regarding government employment might be police officers and firefighters, which seem pretty heavily Hispanic in many areas, mostly for cultural reasons. But I've never heard any anecdotal complaints about AA issues or lawsuits by Hispanics over "discrimination" (very much unlike blacks). I even seem to remember that some of the earliest anti-AA lawsuits by police/firefighter groups had some Hispanic co-litigants.

    I also think that the recent generations of middle-class whites have persuaded themselves they should go to college and major in sociology, then end up working at Starbucks, which doesn't pay very well. Meanwhile, Hispanics, being from a working-class background, are relatively more likely to become auto mechanics or plumbers, which pays much better.

    Also, remember that I'm saying that Hispanics have advanced much more rapidly than any past white European immigrant group, not that they've yet caught up with the white population.

    For example, I think the peak of Italian immigration came around 1900, and by the 1970s---three generations later---Italian-Americans were still far, far less likely to attend college or have white-collar jobs than the mainstream white population.

    Meanwhile, the peak of Hispanic immigration probably came around 2000, and I'd be astonished if they haven't mostly caught up with whites by 2050 let alone by the 2070s (assuming that our society hasn't long since collapsed by then).

    That's the sort of comparison I'm trying to make.

    Replies: @anonymous, @MarkinLA, @James Forrestal

  331. @Harry Baldwin
    @stillCARealist

    There's a lot of truth in what Dershowitz is saying. I don't know how often that happened, but it did with some regularity. In John Boessenecker's book about Frank Hamer, "Texas Ranger," there's an account of the Sherman riot of 1930, in which a white mob surrounded and attacked a courthouse in which George Hughes, a black rapist, was being held for trial. Hamer was among the small group of law enforcement officers who tried to defend the place, in vain. They mob ended up burning down the building, burning Hughes alive. I had not heard of that incident previously.

    Be that as it may, I think Dershowitz's statement is accurate and it's good rhetoric to liken BLM to the KKK of a century ago.

    Replies: @Alden, @J.Ross

    oh
    okay
    as a volcel
    how about
    possibly
    try not raping women
    maybe
    and if you do you totally deserve immolation and then Hell after

  332. @Alden
    Mother and aunt are thinking of suing Columbus PD and county child services. PD for killing knife girl. . Child services for “ failing” knife girl Prisoners in county jails and prisons all over Ohio are getting DNA tests hoping they are the squirt and scrammer

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

    Most often in these cases there is some kind of predatory lawyer seeking to recruit the families to sue for compensation in exchange for a cut of the loot.

    In many cities these extortion lawyers advertise on billboards and on local TV offering “free consultations”(as they call their sales presentations) and their names are well-known.

    Obviously the business is very lucrative, as the advertising must be quite expensive.

    Government entities are often motivated to settle for cash rather than go through a high-profile trial process, so it is a match made in heaven.

    Presumably there are also insurance companies involved to mitigate the shakedown process.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @Jonathan Mason

    Government bodies are for the most part self insured.

  333. anon[380] • Disclaimer says:
    @James Speaks
    @anon


    Assuming facts not in evidence.
     
    Not really.

    Maine - 1,350,000
    NewHampshire - 1,370,000
    Vermont - 625,000

    Total 3.3 million

    Conservatively - 1/3 are of the correct demographic.

    Conservative - 1.1 million
    Looney - 2.2 million

    Need about 1.5 million to gain a solid advantage at the polls, yielding ...

    Conservative - 2.6 million
    Looney - 2.2 million

    I rest my case.

    Replies: @anon

    Conservatively – 1/3 are of the correct demographic.

    Assuming facts not in evidence. Let’s break this down a bit.

    Test your claim by looking at the voting patterns of Vermont. For a start, name the two Senators. HINT: One of them ran for President in 2016.

    You also might look into the Free State project. How old is it? How is it working?

  334. @TWS
    @Sean

    And the police officer is supposed to separate knife use intended as first degree assault from knife use intended to kill, how?

    Super esp? Maybe just watch a felony proceed from assault one or two, to murder to be sure? Maybe he could try gauging if her screaming she was going to kill the victim was sincere?

    Either you're a troll or a moron. Stupid and or ignorant is no way to go through life.

    Replies: @Sean

    It was the authorities in Ohio that first released a particular frame of the shooting as showing the instant of the shot, and in that frame Bryant’s arm did seem to be about to plunge the knife into Pinkie. But the actual frame in which the first shot was fired was actually slightly later.

    Super esp? Maybe just watch a felony proceed from assault one or two, to murder to be sure?

    This is the actual frame in which the first shot was fired. Pay attention to how close to the bodycam Ms Bryant’s knife hand had got, as evidenced by it appearing gigantic.
    She had drawn it much further back. Away from the victim.

    Maybe he could try gauging if her screaming she was going to kill the victim was sincere?

    Pinkie had called 911 several minutes earlier, screaming that someone was trying to stab her.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Sean

    Knife girl pulled her arm way back because pulling the arm back meant greater force to plunge the knife into Miss Pink. Ever swung a hammer or pick axe?

    Are you in law school by any chance? Preparing for a Moot Court defense of knife girl? Or a prosecution of the police officer?

    Replies: @Sean

  335. @e
    Don't you just love all these magical things the officer could have done?

    When politics are involved they suddenly believe there should be Magic White Cops who can vaporize the steel of a knife with their x-ray vision, who can leap with the speed of a cheetah to prevent slashing and stabbing.

    They know very well the officer did the only thing he could do to save the life of the unarmed girl, but they just can't waste a chance at to foment further chaos and division.

    I love how some of them seem so proud to have added a new word to their vocabulary: de-escalate as in "Why didn't the cop try to de-escalate the situation?" LOL. Oh, yes, there was so much time for that. Tawanda was so crazed I doubt she ever recognized a cop was there. She sure was ready for de-escalation, wasn't she?

    Replies: @SWVirginian

    ‘They know very well the officer did the only thing he could do to save the life of the unarmed girl, but they just can’t waste a chance at to foment further chaos and division.’

    And if he hadn’t shot the knife-wielding teenager and she had seriously injured or killed the girl in pink and maybe the other girl as well, don’t you know that the story would have been “Why did he let the obviously violent teen kill 2 people? Why didn’t this marksman shoot?”

    He couldn’t have won either way.

    • Replies: @Sean
    @SWVirginian

    Ma’Khia Bryant was considerable younger than the other two, and they were not in the least afraid of her.


    Reardon appears to be the son of Sgt. Edward Reardon, who was on the Columbus Police for 32 years before retiring in 2020. Sgt. Reardon was also the basic training sergeant at the Columbus Police Academy, where he trained over 700 officers, according to a tribute post from the Columbus Police. Nicholas Reardon also appears to be a trained military marksman. A U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman, Reardon graduated from basic training after completing an “intensive,” eight-week program that taught “military discipline and studies,” Air Force values, and basic fitness skills and principles. As noted by The Daily Beast, a Twitter account linked to his high school posted a slew of updates on his training.
     
    The way he kept his gun on the corpse of Ma’Khia Bryant, and persisted in having it at at the ready in her direction, even when she was being given CPR , shows a torpor and lack of proportionality in the way Reardon assesses threats. His career in law enforcement not behind a desk is over, I guarantee you that. No Chief of Police watching that video could think that he is someone that has the authoritative presence or mental bandwidth to be sent to the kind of potentially dangerous domestic dispute that cops handle all the time.

    Reardon completely failed to control the situation, and because when he arrived people thought he would prevent trouble, it is fact flared up. He repeatedly asked "What's going on" as an assault began after he had arrived and seemed immobile. If he had not drawn his gun and went into a firing stance he could have made in to Ma'Khia and grabbed her, before she got in at most a single stab. I don't think he'd be blamed for not shooting her; everyone would have understood him being reluctant to fire at a young girl in the current climate, and admire him for leaping into to grab a knife arm.

    Replies: @PapayaSF, @James Forrestal, @Hibernian

  336. BLACK KNIVES MATTER

    I CAN’T CLEAVE

  337. @Sean
    @TWS

    It was the authorities in Ohio that first released a particular frame of the shooting as showing the instant of the shot, and in that frame Bryant's arm did seem to be about to plunge the knife into Pinkie. But the actual frame in which the first shot was fired was actually slightly later.


    Super esp? Maybe just watch a felony proceed from assault one or two, to murder to be sure?
     
    This is the actual frame in which the first shot was fired. Pay attention to how close to the bodycam Ms Bryant's knife hand had got, as evidenced by it appearing gigantic.

    https://www.albawaba.com/sites/default/files/styles/d08_standard/public/im_new/bassam/ohioshooting_0.jpg?h=6e542444&itok=te4soFkP
    She had drawn it much further back. Away from the victim.


    Maybe he could try gauging if her screaming she was going to kill the victim was sincere?
     
    Pinkie had called 911 several minutes earlier, screaming that someone was trying to stab her.

    Replies: @Alden

    Knife girl pulled her arm way back because pulling the arm back meant greater force to plunge the knife into Miss Pink. Ever swung a hammer or pick axe?

    Are you in law school by any chance? Preparing for a Moot Court defense of knife girl? Or a prosecution of the police officer?

    • Replies: @Sean
    @Alden


    Knife girl pulled her arm way back because pulling the arm back meant greater force to plunge the knife into Miss Pink. Ever swung a hammer or pick axe?
     
    Yes. You don't put your hand back that far to use them or any other implement either; it would be counterproductive. Ms. Bryant seems to have had an instinctive understanding of how to employ her not inconsiderable muscle mass for maximum leverage to get work done in the minimum time.

    Are you in law school by any chance? Preparing for a Moot Court defense of knife girl? Or a prosecution of the police officer?
     
    I said from the begining that I don't think the policeman's conduct in shooting dead a 16 year old girl amounted to misconduct let alone a criminal act, nonetheless it was far from optimum so lessons can be taken from the standpoint of both police and those who interact with them.

    Replies: @TWS

  338. @fish
    @Achmed E. Newman

    She (I hope that’s the preferred pronoun in this instance)....she came off the grass.


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

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Thank you for the link to the story of Rosie Ruiz, Mr. Fish. I’d never heard about that.

    The Office had a bit like this that I unfortunately haven’t found on youtube recently, in which about 4 of the staff hang out at a cafe then take a taxi to near the finish line in Branch Manager Michael Scott’s “Race for the Cure”. It’s for a cure for rabies, which already has a cure, haha!.

    It is the most hilarious show I’ve ever seen, Fish, so I’ll just embed this 5-minute clip on Michael Scott to introduce people to the show (it was near the top when I was searching for the other stuff):

  339. @Adam Smith
    @Achmed E. Newman


    “Now, if they’d just make Krispy Kremes non-fat...”
     
    Healthy Krispy Kreme Donuts by Chocolate Covered Katie...

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    So do these homemade donuts (doughnuts or donuts?) taste exactly like real Krispy Kremes?

    No, and they’re not supposed to. …

    OK, that tears it …

    (Thanks anyway, Mr. Smith.)

    • Replies: @Adam Smith
    @Achmed E. Newman

    They say the original Krispy Kreme has 190 calories per donut. That's not bad.
    I think Katie's recipe could work though. I'd use applesauce. Maybe I'll give it a try.

  340. @Ron Unz
    @anonymous


    Assimilating into American culture might be a good thing, and I agree with you that it is happening, but what about economic assimilation? Hispanics are very poor people, and given a sufficiently large number of them, then our country might literally start stagnating economically(it already is, but will get even worse).
     
    That's really not the case at all. Keep in mind that just over the last thirty years, the Hispanic population in the US tripled, with nearly all of that increase coming from the flood of very poor immigrants and their children. Only leftist-academic idiots would expect extremely poor immigrants who don't speak English and often don't have much education to match fourth-generation middle-class whites within just a couple of decades after their arrival.

    Obviously, Asian immigrants have advanced far more rapidly, but they often came as well-educated members of their national elite, while Hispanics were generally from the poorer strata of Mexico and the rest of Latin America.

    You might want to take a look at this section of my Race/IQ article from a decade ago, and this NYT column that I cite:

    https://www.unz.com/runz/race-iq-and-wealth/#implications-for-the-american-immigration-debate

    https://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/01/opinion/01besharov.html

    But here's another way of looking at it. I think the rate at which the current wave of Hispanic immigrants have advanced economically and socially has been greater than that of any previous immigrant group---faster than the Irish, Italians, Slavs, and even the Jews. To a considerable extent, that's because in many respects American society provides greater opportunity than it did in the past, but still, if Hispanics have done better than any white European immigrant group in all of American history, that's not such a horrible trajectory.

    One of the reasons this isn't recognized is that all the MSM-dominant leftist-type groups always like to focus on the "horrible problems" of non-whites, and rightwing anti-immigrant activists like to say the same thing for different reasons. So there's no natural constituency to discuss the actual reality.

    Replies: @Alden, @Hibernian

    One of the reasons this isn’t recognized is that all the MSM-dominant leftist-type groups always like to focus on the “horrible problems” of non-whites, and rightwing anti-immigrant activists like to say the same thing for different reasons. So there’s no natural constituency to discuss the actual reality.

    Agree.

  341. @Jonathan Mason
    @Alden

    Most often in these cases there is some kind of predatory lawyer seeking to recruit the families to sue for compensation in exchange for a cut of the loot.

    In many cities these extortion lawyers advertise on billboards and on local TV offering "free consultations"(as they call their sales presentations) and their names are well-known.

    Obviously the business is very lucrative, as the advertising must be quite expensive.

    Government entities are often motivated to settle for cash rather than go through a high-profile trial process, so it is a match made in heaven.

    Presumably there are also insurance companies involved to mitigate the shakedown process.

    Replies: @Hibernian

    Government bodies are for the most part self insured.

  342. It was is a Group Home . Neighbors claim as many as 10 girls lived there. In March Janiah Bryant , Makia’s younger sister called police. Janiah demanded to be taken to another foster home. She told police she would kill someone if she had to stay there. So police took her to Children’s Hospital for psychological evaluation. Theohiostar.com

  343. @utu
    Shooting of Tyrell Wilson (video released yesterday) demonstrates that police can shoot indeed very fast and mere sight of knife triggers them and gives them the license to kill which they seem to be eager to use. Trained reflexes kick in and there is no time for thinking whatsoever and no attempts to deescalate are made. In the case Tyrell Wilson one could feel that the shooter is glad to be challenged so he can proceed with killing.

    Certainly there is no evidence nor room for any heroism as in the legend that Mr. Sailer tried to falsely construct for the Columbus shooter. While in Columbus the shooter possibly saved one person from great bodily harm and possibly even from death he did not make any attempt to minimize the total harm and instead went for the maximum outcome of maximum damage and harm which was to shoot to kill w/o any attempt to reduce the total harm possible in the situation. He was shooting to kill because that was all he knew what to do as he never was trained for anything else. But if in the moral calculus he included both girls and not only one who was presumed to be a victim he could shoot to disable but unfortunately he was never trained for more complexity. Even if the victim got injured the sum of two girls injured is better than one girl dead.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdN-ZMoAMaU

    Replies: @Jack Armstrong, @El Dato, @Hibernian, @Grahamsno(G64), @notsaying, @Mr. Anon, @MarkinLA, @anon, @AnotherDad, @vhrm

    Shooting of Tyrell Wilson (video released yesterday) demonstrates that police can shoot indeed very fast and mere sight of knife triggers them and gives them the license to kill which they seem to be eager to use. Trained reflexes kick in and there is no time for thinking whatsoever and no attempts to deescalate are made.

    I read this before seeing the video or hearing anything about this case.

    Then i watched the video and it is nothing like you describe. The cop didn’t draw his gun until Wilson pulled the knife.

    Then he didn’t shoot Wilson even after Wilson repeated his “Touch me and see what’s up” threat.

    The cop said “drop the knife” three times and didn’t shoot until Wilson started moving toward him. Look at Wilson’s feet.

  344. @Doug1943
    Everyone with a brain should be able to see the direction of motion of the USA: one way or another, at high speed, into a brick wall. No one knows the future but you would now have to be an idiot-optimist to think it's going to be a peaceful and prosperous one.

    At the same time that we are gearing up for a confrontation with - pick your favorite bogey-man -- we are hollowing out the military via Racial Justice and Sexual Inclusivity Sensitivity Training. Literally insane.

    What can we do about it? Beats me, but ... it can't hurt for sensible people to start organizing community preparedness groups in their local areas.

    A few hundred people who are organized, who have some training and equipment/supplies for things like first aid, and the application of directed kinetic energy to threats ... who have stocked up on essentials so that they don't have to go the possibly-empty shops for several months ... and who have some sort of leadership structure, allowing them to communicate useful information in real time among each other, and to concentrate forces where necessary .... this can't hurt.

    Even a group of a few dozen people will span a range of skills and abilities. Such a group has the advantage of the famous division of labor, allowing everyone to have access to the skills of an electrician, a carpenter, a nurse, a combat veteran. A group of a hundred people, with just a bit of preparation and conscious organization, will be ten thousand times as effective as a hundred isolated individuals.

    We had better start doing this now.

    Replies: @AceDeuce

    Stop worrying-our military has been essentially hollowed out a good 20-25 years ago. That’s already happened. Of course it can and is getting worse. But Elvis has already left the building.

  345. @Grahamsno(G64)
    @utu


    Trained reflexes kick in and there is no time for thinking whatsoever and no attempts to deescalate are made. In the case Tyrell Wilson one could feel that the shooter is glad to be challenged so he can proceed with killing.
     
    I agree about trigger happy cops, but who exactly has to deescalate the situation here, all blacks are aware that confrontation with cops can have fatal consequences so the onus is on them to comply and not do anything stupid knowing that the cops will unload it on them. Are these blacks incapable of learning by 'Conditioned Reflex' akin to ringing a bell in a cage and then giving an electric shock to the animal so that the next time the bell is rung the animal covers in fear and is in a submissive position, well the shock has been applied to blacks many times but they never learn to associate ringing of the bell the appearance of an armed uniformed officer with the shock the shootings and they always escalate the confrontation with stupid bravado and get sent to their maker. They never learn the pattern is always the same.

    What was that stupid Tyrell Wilson thinking when the armed cop with his gun drawn appeared instead of immediate compliance he just stood there with that knife in his hand talking shit. Well he won't talk shit anymore. They're incapable of learning even by conditioned reflex a form of learning which is pre human.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

    Basically I agree, except that I think he was probably under the influence of marijuana or alcohol, or both,and not quite in his right mind. Very likely he was in possession of something that would get him arrested for something worse than jaywalking, and he panicked. I am not so sure that he was attempting to stab, the cop, but he could have been, and the cop could have seen it that way.

    Poor decision-making, without a doubt–but probably under the influence of something.

  346. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Adam Smith


    So do these homemade donuts (doughnuts or donuts?) taste exactly like real Krispy Kremes?

    No, and they’re not supposed to. ...

     
    OK, that tears it ...


    (Thanks anyway, Mr. Smith.)

    Replies: @Adam Smith

    They say the original Krispy Kreme has 190 calories per donut. That’s not bad.
    I think Katie’s recipe could work though. I’d use applesauce. Maybe I’ll give it a try.

  347. @Alden
    @Sean

    Knife girl pulled her arm way back because pulling the arm back meant greater force to plunge the knife into Miss Pink. Ever swung a hammer or pick axe?

    Are you in law school by any chance? Preparing for a Moot Court defense of knife girl? Or a prosecution of the police officer?

    Replies: @Sean

    Knife girl pulled her arm way back because pulling the arm back meant greater force to plunge the knife into Miss Pink. Ever swung a hammer or pick axe?

    Yes. You don’t put your hand back that far to use them or any other implement either; it would be counterproductive. Ms. Bryant seems to have had an instinctive understanding of how to employ her not inconsiderable muscle mass for maximum leverage to get work done in the minimum time.

    Are you in law school by any chance? Preparing for a Moot Court defense of knife girl? Or a prosecution of the police officer?

    I said from the begining that I don’t think the policeman’s conduct in shooting dead a 16 year old girl amounted to misconduct let alone a criminal act, nonetheless it was far from optimum so lessons can be taken from the standpoint of both police and those who interact with them.

    • Replies: @TWS
    @Sean

    You are determined to make an ass of yourself aren't you? How many stabbings have you seen real ones, not tv, not over video? Since you are incapable of adding to the conversation except as a jester I'll say good day, and hope you are home on some kind of fixed income. The idea you could be messing up the real world with the same hapless stupidity is frightening.

    Stupid and energetic is the worst combination.

  348. @Cortes
    @Anonymous

    “Fun fact” is a stretch.

    “Fun” indeed, but sadly lacking in the factual content. Either a decent trolling exercise or idiosyncratic etymology plus a novel take on Scottish history and geography. I would pay good money to see the musical “Pent Yir Wagon” about a couple of woad-encrusted Caledonians seeking their fortunes. Keep ‘em coming.

    Replies: @Liza

    Maybe I shouldn’t have been so quick to upvote that “fun fact”…

  349. @Alden
    @Ron Unz

    Can you guess why Hispanics have done so well?

    A few years before the great migration Republican President Richard Nixon created the entitled to affirmative action Hispanic race just in time for the 1970 census. In California there were already plenty of highly skilled middle and professional class White Hispanics.

    So a nurse becomes a better paid head of nursing for the entire hospital. . A teacher becomes a better paid principal or administrator. A law school grad is recruited by the more prestige law firms. Patrolman becomes a sergeant then lieutenant and is recruited to be police chief in another town. Salesman becomes Vice President chief marketing executive.

    Construction workers get all sorts of tutoring and help to pass the contractors test. Then they don’t even have to go looking for SBA and other loans. tax exemptions, government contracts The numerous government agencies contact them There’s government help to train workers. That’s a scam. The state’s and feds all have programs in which employers are paid to train workers. For 8, 10, 12, 15 years.

    SBA, redevelopment EDD all sorts of city county state and federal agencies are always searching for oppressed minority businesses to subsidize.

    An excellent example is Golden Gate Bridge toll collectors. They have been replaced by online monthly passes. But it was a very well paid job. 80,90 K 25 years ago. After Hispanics became affirmative action aristocrats the GGB authority hired only Hispanics and Philippinos because Philippinos gave Spanish surnames. As the American toll takers retired it was mostly Hispanics and Philippinos who were hired

    That’s why Hispanics have done so well. Affirmative action, special preferences caste system whatever societies call it.
    When China gives affirmative action to Manchurians, Tibetans White muslims or any other minority group they too will have an astonishing rise.

    Indian Hindus vs native Whites and Pakistanis in England. The English government gave Indian Hindu immigrants billions in business subsidies. None to the White English very little to the Pakistanis. So who are the most successful small business owners?

    Replies: @Ron Unz

    Can you guess why Hispanics have done so well?

    A few years before the great migration Republican President Richard Nixon created the entitled to affirmative action Hispanic race just in time for the 1970 census. In California there were already plenty of highly skilled middle and professional class White Hispanics…That’s why Hispanics have done so well. Affirmative action, special preferences caste system whatever societies call it.

    Sure, that’s a contributing factor, but I don’t think it’s a very large one.

    AA tends to be restricted to jobs in the government or larger corporations, while relatively few Hispanic workers tend to be employed in those sectors, which are overwhelmingly white, Asian, and black.

    So while I’m sure a certain number of Hispanics get promoted more rapidly at those organizations, I think it’s a pretty small slice of their total population, which is overwhelmingly working-class and working-poor. Hispanics typically work at small businesses like restaurants, as construction workers and other blue-collar professions, or in the low-level service industry such as gardeners and nannies. Those sorts of businesses don’t really have much AA. Here’s a helpful paragraph from the NYT article I’d linked:

    Consider the Hispanic success in obtaining skilled, blue-collar jobs, as measured by the census category for precision production, craft and repair occupations. From 1994 to 2006, as the total number of these jobs grew, the percentage held by whites fell from 79 percent to 65 percent. The percentage held by blacks remained constant at about 8 percent, and the percentage held by Hispanics more than doubled, rising to 25 percent from 11 percent. As whites left these relatively well-paid jobs, Hispanics rather than blacks moved into them.

    Moreover, Hispanics often work in areas where the overwhelming majority of the other workers are also Hispanics, say at a restaurant or taqueria. If almost all the employees at a given business are Hispanic, how could AA for Hispanics make any sense?

    One significant exception regarding government employment might be police officers and firefighters, which seem pretty heavily Hispanic in many areas, mostly for cultural reasons. But I’ve never heard any anecdotal complaints about AA issues or lawsuits by Hispanics over “discrimination” (very much unlike blacks). I even seem to remember that some of the earliest anti-AA lawsuits by police/firefighter groups had some Hispanic co-litigants.

    I also think that the recent generations of middle-class whites have persuaded themselves they should go to college and major in sociology, then end up working at Starbucks, which doesn’t pay very well. Meanwhile, Hispanics, being from a working-class background, are relatively more likely to become auto mechanics or plumbers, which pays much better.

    Also, remember that I’m saying that Hispanics have advanced much more rapidly than any past white European immigrant group, not that they’ve yet caught up with the white population.

    For example, I think the peak of Italian immigration came around 1900, and by the 1970s—three generations later—Italian-Americans were still far, far less likely to attend college or have white-collar jobs than the mainstream white population.

    Meanwhile, the peak of Hispanic immigration probably came around 2000, and I’d be astonished if they haven’t mostly caught up with whites by 2050 let alone by the 2070s (assuming that our society hasn’t long since collapsed by then).

    That’s the sort of comparison I’m trying to make.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    @Ron Unz

    "Assuming that our society hasn't long since collapsed by then"
    Interesting,
    I've seen you make the claims that the US is declining, and your views are fascinating.

    I wonder when you would mark the peak of US power, and when you would mark the beginning of the decline.

    If the American political system is broken, then how did we become a superpower in the first place? What changed to cause the decline? Was it a specific president?

    Replies: @Ron Unz

    , @MarkinLA
    @Ron Unz

    Hispanics typically work at small businesses like restaurants, as construction workers and other blue-collar professions, or in the low-level service industry such as gardeners and nannies. Those sorts of businesses don’t really have much AA.

    They get preferential treatment in government loans and contracts. An example is there used to be a big contractor "Tutor-Saliba" that did a lot of work on the freeways. The Saliba part was just to get that preference. The name of the company is different now. They probably bought the Saliba guy out because they no longer need the phony Hispanic connection. It is now Tutor_Perini.

    Replies: @Ron Unz

    , @James Forrestal
    @Ron Unz


    As whites left these relatively well-paid jobs, Hispanics rather than blacks moved into them.
     
    That's a strange way to spell "formerly" -- what's happened to wages in the meatpacking industry since the 1980s again? And how is that connected to the mass importation of mestizo scabs?

    And while so-called "affirmative action" [anti-White racial preferences] is an important factor in promotions in medium-to-large corporations and government, a frequently-unrecognized factor driving the mestizo invasion is that it's effectively illegal to refuse to hire illegal aliens.

    Consistent use of e-verify, checking validity of documents, etc. clearly has a "disparate impact" on mestizos -- therefore it counts as an open-and-shut case of so-called "racial discrimination." That means that the EEOC will be on your ass. Sure, if you hire foreign nationals/ illegal infiltrators, there's a possibility that "La Migra" might come after you -- but not a big one, and the penalties aren't so bad. But the EEOC? That's another story:

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2015/07/28/how-to-solve-the-illegal-immigration-problem-part-i-how-illegals-gain-employment/

    Caldwell was correct in pointing out that when the forced integration "moral imperative" directly conflicts with the Constitution -- as it frequently does -- it is the Constitution that always loses:

    https://www.amazon.com/Age-Entitlement-America-Since-Sixties/dp/1501106899

    Though he was -- of course -- sadly mistaken when he claimed that the original intent was benign.

  350. @SWVirginian
    @e

    'They know very well the officer did the only thing he could do to save the life of the unarmed girl, but they just can’t waste a chance at to foment further chaos and division.'

    And if he hadn't shot the knife-wielding teenager and she had seriously injured or killed the girl in pink and maybe the other girl as well, don't you know that the story would have been "Why did he let the obviously violent teen kill 2 people? Why didn't this marksman shoot?"

    He couldn't have won either way.

    Replies: @Sean

    Ma’Khia Bryant was considerable younger than the other two, and they were not in the least afraid of her.

    Reardon appears to be the son of Sgt. Edward Reardon, who was on the Columbus Police for 32 years before retiring in 2020. Sgt. Reardon was also the basic training sergeant at the Columbus Police Academy, where he trained over 700 officers, according to a tribute post from the Columbus Police. Nicholas Reardon also appears to be a trained military marksman. A U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman, Reardon graduated from basic training after completing an “intensive,” eight-week program that taught “military discipline and studies,” Air Force values, and basic fitness skills and principles. As noted by The Daily Beast, a Twitter account linked to his high school posted a slew of updates on his training.

    The way he kept his gun on the corpse of Ma’Khia Bryant, and persisted in having it at at the ready in her direction, even when she was being given CPR , shows a torpor and lack of proportionality in the way Reardon assesses threats. His career in law enforcement not behind a desk is over, I guarantee you that. No Chief of Police watching that video could think that he is someone that has the authoritative presence or mental bandwidth to be sent to the kind of potentially dangerous domestic dispute that cops handle all the time.

    Reardon completely failed to control the situation, and because when he arrived people thought he would prevent trouble, it is fact flared up. He repeatedly asked “What’s going on” as an assault began after he had arrived and seemed immobile. If he had not drawn his gun and went into a firing stance he could have made in to Ma’Khia and grabbed her, before she got in at most a single stab. I don’t think he’d be blamed for not shooting her; everyone would have understood him being reluctant to fire at a young girl in the current climate, and admire him for leaping into to grab a knife arm.

    • Replies: @PapayaSF
    @Sean


    If he had not drawn his gun and went into a firing stance he could have made in to Ma’Khia and grabbed her, before she got in at most a single stab.

     

    Here we see backseat driving, 20/20 hindsight, the Dunning-Kruger effect, and a lack of common sense, all in one sentence. Congratulations.

    Replies: @Sean

    , @James Forrestal
    @Sean

    What a surprise. "Sean", when constructing a speculative narrative about a conflict between non-Celts, employs his gift o' the gab to place the blame entirely on the White one.

    Toxic "Hibernianism" in action, folks...

    , @Hibernian
    @Sean


    His career in law enforcement not behind a desk is over, I guarantee you that. No Chief of Police watching that video could think that he is someone that has the authoritative presence or mental bandwidth to be sent to the kind of potentially dangerous domestic dispute that cops handle all the time.
     
    His LE career is over because we as a nation have made it politically impossible for it not to be over. A restaurant that hires him as a short order cook may well face intense harassment.

    The time for social work and psychology ends when one person is approaching another with a knife.

    It's standard procedure for the police to have weapons out in a situation where they might have to use one. A policeman is not a one man UN peacekeeping force when lethal force is on the table, put there by the perpetrator. A knife is a great force multiplier, even for a female adolescent. Such a person was stabbed to death by another such person in Cincy I believe the next day after the Columbus incident.
  351. anonymous[288] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ron Unz
    @Alden


    Can you guess why Hispanics have done so well?

    A few years before the great migration Republican President Richard Nixon created the entitled to affirmative action Hispanic race just in time for the 1970 census. In California there were already plenty of highly skilled middle and professional class White Hispanics...That’s why Hispanics have done so well. Affirmative action, special preferences caste system whatever societies call it.
     
    Sure, that's a contributing factor, but I don't think it's a very large one.

    AA tends to be restricted to jobs in the government or larger corporations, while relatively few Hispanic workers tend to be employed in those sectors, which are overwhelmingly white, Asian, and black.

    So while I'm sure a certain number of Hispanics get promoted more rapidly at those organizations, I think it's a pretty small slice of their total population, which is overwhelmingly working-class and working-poor. Hispanics typically work at small businesses like restaurants, as construction workers and other blue-collar professions, or in the low-level service industry such as gardeners and nannies. Those sorts of businesses don't really have much AA. Here's a helpful paragraph from the NYT article I'd linked:

    Consider the Hispanic success in obtaining skilled, blue-collar jobs, as measured by the census category for precision production, craft and repair occupations. From 1994 to 2006, as the total number of these jobs grew, the percentage held by whites fell from 79 percent to 65 percent. The percentage held by blacks remained constant at about 8 percent, and the percentage held by Hispanics more than doubled, rising to 25 percent from 11 percent. As whites left these relatively well-paid jobs, Hispanics rather than blacks moved into them.
     
    Moreover, Hispanics often work in areas where the overwhelming majority of the other workers are also Hispanics, say at a restaurant or taqueria. If almost all the employees at a given business are Hispanic, how could AA for Hispanics make any sense?

    One significant exception regarding government employment might be police officers and firefighters, which seem pretty heavily Hispanic in many areas, mostly for cultural reasons. But I've never heard any anecdotal complaints about AA issues or lawsuits by Hispanics over "discrimination" (very much unlike blacks). I even seem to remember that some of the earliest anti-AA lawsuits by police/firefighter groups had some Hispanic co-litigants.

    I also think that the recent generations of middle-class whites have persuaded themselves they should go to college and major in sociology, then end up working at Starbucks, which doesn't pay very well. Meanwhile, Hispanics, being from a working-class background, are relatively more likely to become auto mechanics or plumbers, which pays much better.

    Also, remember that I'm saying that Hispanics have advanced much more rapidly than any past white European immigrant group, not that they've yet caught up with the white population.

    For example, I think the peak of Italian immigration came around 1900, and by the 1970s---three generations later---Italian-Americans were still far, far less likely to attend college or have white-collar jobs than the mainstream white population.

    Meanwhile, the peak of Hispanic immigration probably came around 2000, and I'd be astonished if they haven't mostly caught up with whites by 2050 let alone by the 2070s (assuming that our society hasn't long since collapsed by then).

    That's the sort of comparison I'm trying to make.

    Replies: @anonymous, @MarkinLA, @James Forrestal

    “Assuming that our society hasn’t long since collapsed by then”
    Interesting,
    I’ve seen you make the claims that the US is declining, and your views are fascinating.

    I wonder when you would mark the peak of US power, and when you would mark the beginning of the decline.

    If the American political system is broken, then how did we become a superpower in the first place? What changed to cause the decline? Was it a specific president?

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
    @anonymous


    I’ve seen you make the claims that the US is declining, and your views are fascinating.

    I wonder when you would mark the peak of US power, and when you would mark the beginning of the decline.
     
    I'd say my views are pretty conventional. I'd probably put America's peak in the 1950s and early 1960s, with a secondary peak in the 1980s or maybe the late 1990s after the USSR collapsed.

    If the American political system is broken, then how did we become a superpower in the first place? What changed to cause the decline? Was it a specific president?
     
    It's difficult to be sure, but I think a very important contributing factor were many of the hidden historical events that are the focus of my American Pravda series:

    https://www.unz.com/page/american-pravda-series/

    These days, the ruling American elites have becoming astonishingly corrupt, crazy, and incompetent in so many different ways, which can often have very negative consequences for a country's future.
  352. @Abe
    Curious. Officer Reardon is a crack shot, a MISSION IMPOSSIBLE come-to-life weapons master. Curiouser. He comes from a multi-generational police & military family with extensive ties of experience and comradeship in both organizations. Curiouser. All these cohorts, legions even, of deadly white men with guns, epitomized by Officer Reardon's own father, will nevertheless meekly direct their deadly bright weapons in young Officer Reardon’s direction until he meekly lays down his own weapon, all his John Woo-level gun-fu training for absolutely naught, and be led to the slaughter (destruction of his career and livelihood? imprisonment? given up to murderous animals while incarcerated?) at the behest of a hateful, braying mob who hate him for nothing more than the color of his skin. A braying mob at whose front- eyes wild, white teeth bared in animalistic fury- are the supposedly pinnacle specimens of our “successful” multicultural experiment like Valerie Jarret. All this hate abetted and allowed to run free by twisted specimens of white manhood like Bezos and Gates who in a more honest age would have been exposed at birth for their incontrovertible monstrosity. The twisted white men at the top, the braying mob at he bottom, and all the disgusting layers of establishment putrescence in between- black media talking heads, fat lesbian college administrators, woke Big Tech middle managers, earnest grind Asian cub reporters, OWN all those deadly white men with guns. And so Reardon Sr. will talk his son off that ledge, tell him to put down that gun oh so recently wielded with Apollonian-like skill and righteousness. “C’mon son, take my hand. I’ll show you the way to Calvary. I’ve still got a pension I’m collecting and I can’t get behind on those boat payments”. The parable of our age. So so curious.

    Replies: @Old Prude, @Lucius Somesuch, @Morton's toes, @Mr smith

    That was deep

  353. @Sean
    @SWVirginian

    Ma’Khia Bryant was considerable younger than the other two, and they were not in the least afraid of her.


    Reardon appears to be the son of Sgt. Edward Reardon, who was on the Columbus Police for 32 years before retiring in 2020. Sgt. Reardon was also the basic training sergeant at the Columbus Police Academy, where he trained over 700 officers, according to a tribute post from the Columbus Police. Nicholas Reardon also appears to be a trained military marksman. A U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman, Reardon graduated from basic training after completing an “intensive,” eight-week program that taught “military discipline and studies,” Air Force values, and basic fitness skills and principles. As noted by The Daily Beast, a Twitter account linked to his high school posted a slew of updates on his training.
     
    The way he kept his gun on the corpse of Ma’Khia Bryant, and persisted in having it at at the ready in her direction, even when she was being given CPR , shows a torpor and lack of proportionality in the way Reardon assesses threats. His career in law enforcement not behind a desk is over, I guarantee you that. No Chief of Police watching that video could think that he is someone that has the authoritative presence or mental bandwidth to be sent to the kind of potentially dangerous domestic dispute that cops handle all the time.

    Reardon completely failed to control the situation, and because when he arrived people thought he would prevent trouble, it is fact flared up. He repeatedly asked "What's going on" as an assault began after he had arrived and seemed immobile. If he had not drawn his gun and went into a firing stance he could have made in to Ma'Khia and grabbed her, before she got in at most a single stab. I don't think he'd be blamed for not shooting her; everyone would have understood him being reluctant to fire at a young girl in the current climate, and admire him for leaping into to grab a knife arm.

    Replies: @PapayaSF, @James Forrestal, @Hibernian

    If he had not drawn his gun and went into a firing stance he could have made in to Ma’Khia and grabbed her, before she got in at most a single stab.

    Here we see backseat driving, 20/20 hindsight, the Dunning-Kruger effect, and a lack of common sense, all in one sentence. Congratulations.

    • Replies: @Sean
    @PapayaSF

    A backseat driver has skin in the game. If you were a chief of police who was going to be held responsible for any more shootings by Reardon you would make sure he was never a street cop ever again. His father was a veteran trainer at the police academy so it would not be surprising if Nick Reardon passing the courses necessary to be a cop owed something to special help rather than his personal qualities. Perhaps the extra drills he went through made him overconfident and rigid. Not sure what achievements he has to give us faith in his judgement in deliberately shooting dead a 16 year old girl, which may be unique in US law enforcement history; although Ms Bryant was hardly unusual in any way for an underclass black teen, nor was the disturbance before he showed up as many commentators here have noted.

    Moreover there were very few police shootings this year so Bryant's death occurring now is more that a little against expectation. The odds are Reardon screwed up. The officials may overfit Reardon's actions to the circumstances and pronounce a perfect shooting, and but if they really believe it they'll send him out to more domestic disturbance calls. You'll have a long wait for any chief of police to stick his neck out like that. They want to keep their discretion to open fire so they are backing him, but deep down every cop thinks he could have handled this better than the passive --robotic way Reardon did.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Hibernian

  354. @Jonathan Mason
    My sister had her funeral yesterday.

    When people die it is conventional for people in their families to say the best things about them. The trend in funerals these days is for them to be a celebration of the person's life, rather than mass weep-in. At least that is the theory.

    All these quotes and tributes that are being published are from Bryant's family members, who are in a state of shock,so obviously they are not objective analysis.

    I would not expect the family to be talking about why the girl was in a foster home at this time, but I am sure that information will eventually find its way into the public domain.

    There must be a lot of guilt in the family already, due to the fact that she was in a foster home, and the family is now in denial.

    Cops in the US do tend to be trigger happy, and usually the reason for this is that they are scared.

    This case was different and the police intervention appears to have been heroic, and perhaps the family of the deceased will eventually come to terms with this, but this is not the time.

    Replies: @Barnard, @Hibernian, @Jack D, @Johnny Smoggins, @James Forrestal

    All these quotes and tributes that are being published are from Bryant’s family members, who are in a state of shock,so obviously they are not objective analysis.

    What about the quotes from the family members of the girl that Bryant tried so hard to murder?

    Oh wait — there aren’t any. At least none that have been incorporated into the hegemonic narrative generated by the major semitic narrative promotion agencies. And none will be.

    The Narrative is shaped at least as much by gross selection bias, use of specific words with the desired associations, and by conveying the impression that certain views are “high status” as it is by outright lies.

    By interviewing relatives/ friends of the designated “oppressed person” or “victim,” who portray that person in a positive manner and relate details about their life, and incorporating excerpts of those interviews into their stories, “journalists” effectively indicate which character is the desired “protagonist” in their narrative. These sympathetic personal details serve to humanize that character, swaying the mass media consumer toward identifying with them.

    The antagonist, of course, is an cipher with no significant personal characteristics other than “hate” directed toward some officially-endorsed “victim” group. That person has no family or friends — at least as far as the “news” media narrative is concerned. What did Officer Chauvin’s family have to say about Floyd’s death from opioid-induced noncardiogenic pulmonary edema again? In this case, the girl in pink [also Black, doesn’t make any aggressive moves, literally holding a puppy while Bryant stabs her] is definitely not a desirable antagonist — so she’s just left out of the narrative as much as possible. Not humanized or demonized — just an extra in the background; an NPC.

  355. @PapayaSF
    @Sean


    If he had not drawn his gun and went into a firing stance he could have made in to Ma’Khia and grabbed her, before she got in at most a single stab.

     

    Here we see backseat driving, 20/20 hindsight, the Dunning-Kruger effect, and a lack of common sense, all in one sentence. Congratulations.

    Replies: @Sean

    A backseat driver has skin in the game. If you were a chief of police who was going to be held responsible for any more shootings by Reardon you would make sure he was never a street cop ever again. His father was a veteran trainer at the police academy so it would not be surprising if Nick Reardon passing the courses necessary to be a cop owed something to special help rather than his personal qualities. Perhaps the extra drills he went through made him overconfident and rigid. Not sure what achievements he has to give us faith in his judgement in deliberately shooting dead a 16 year old girl, which may be unique in US law enforcement history; although Ms Bryant was hardly unusual in any way for an underclass black teen, nor was the disturbance before he showed up as many commentators here have noted.

    Moreover there were very few police shootings this year so Bryant’s death occurring now is more that a little against expectation. The odds are Reardon screwed up. The officials may overfit Reardon’s actions to the circumstances and pronounce a perfect shooting, and but if they really believe it they’ll send him out to more domestic disturbance calls. You’ll have a long wait for any chief of police to stick his neck out like that. They want to keep their discretion to open fire so they are backing him, but deep down every cop thinks he could have handled this better than the passive –robotic way Reardon did.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Sean

    At what millisecond should he have done something different?

    Replies: @Johnny Rico

    , @Hibernian
    @Sean

    "...shooting dead a 16 year old girl, which may be unique in US law enforcement history..."

    Are you serious?

    Replies: @James Forrestal

  356. @Sean
    @PapayaSF

    A backseat driver has skin in the game. If you were a chief of police who was going to be held responsible for any more shootings by Reardon you would make sure he was never a street cop ever again. His father was a veteran trainer at the police academy so it would not be surprising if Nick Reardon passing the courses necessary to be a cop owed something to special help rather than his personal qualities. Perhaps the extra drills he went through made him overconfident and rigid. Not sure what achievements he has to give us faith in his judgement in deliberately shooting dead a 16 year old girl, which may be unique in US law enforcement history; although Ms Bryant was hardly unusual in any way for an underclass black teen, nor was the disturbance before he showed up as many commentators here have noted.

    Moreover there were very few police shootings this year so Bryant's death occurring now is more that a little against expectation. The odds are Reardon screwed up. The officials may overfit Reardon's actions to the circumstances and pronounce a perfect shooting, and but if they really believe it they'll send him out to more domestic disturbance calls. You'll have a long wait for any chief of police to stick his neck out like that. They want to keep their discretion to open fire so they are backing him, but deep down every cop thinks he could have handled this better than the passive --robotic way Reardon did.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Hibernian

    At what millisecond should he have done something different?

    • Replies: @Johnny Rico
    @Steve Sailer

    I have watched none of the video. I have read no media accounts of this shooting.

    I have only followed it in the comments section of your pieces. And I asked a Boston Police officer friend her thoughts and we discussed it for 5 minutes.

    I would say there were probably a couple of minutes worth of milliseconds to consider how to modify handling the situation differently.

    The millisecond where the decision to pull the trigger was the period on the end of a very long sentence.

  357. @Sean
    @SWVirginian

    Ma’Khia Bryant was considerable younger than the other two, and they were not in the least afraid of her.


    Reardon appears to be the son of Sgt. Edward Reardon, who was on the Columbus Police for 32 years before retiring in 2020. Sgt. Reardon was also the basic training sergeant at the Columbus Police Academy, where he trained over 700 officers, according to a tribute post from the Columbus Police. Nicholas Reardon also appears to be a trained military marksman. A U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman, Reardon graduated from basic training after completing an “intensive,” eight-week program that taught “military discipline and studies,” Air Force values, and basic fitness skills and principles. As noted by The Daily Beast, a Twitter account linked to his high school posted a slew of updates on his training.
     
    The way he kept his gun on the corpse of Ma’Khia Bryant, and persisted in having it at at the ready in her direction, even when she was being given CPR , shows a torpor and lack of proportionality in the way Reardon assesses threats. His career in law enforcement not behind a desk is over, I guarantee you that. No Chief of Police watching that video could think that he is someone that has the authoritative presence or mental bandwidth to be sent to the kind of potentially dangerous domestic dispute that cops handle all the time.

    Reardon completely failed to control the situation, and because when he arrived people thought he would prevent trouble, it is fact flared up. He repeatedly asked "What's going on" as an assault began after he had arrived and seemed immobile. If he had not drawn his gun and went into a firing stance he could have made in to Ma'Khia and grabbed her, before she got in at most a single stab. I don't think he'd be blamed for not shooting her; everyone would have understood him being reluctant to fire at a young girl in the current climate, and admire him for leaping into to grab a knife arm.

    Replies: @PapayaSF, @James Forrestal, @Hibernian

    What a surprise. “Sean”, when constructing a speculative narrative about a conflict between non-Celts, employs his gift o’ the gab to place the blame entirely on the White one.

    Toxic “Hibernianism” in action, folks…

  358. @Steve Sailer
    @Sean

    At what millisecond should he have done something different?

    Replies: @Johnny Rico

    I have watched none of the video. I have read no media accounts of this shooting.

    I have only followed it in the comments section of your pieces. And I asked a Boston Police officer friend her thoughts and we discussed it for 5 minutes.

    I would say there were probably a couple of minutes worth of milliseconds to consider how to modify handling the situation differently.

    The millisecond where the decision to pull the trigger was the period on the end of a very long sentence.

  359. In the clip on YouTube of Fox News reporting on the neighbour video, at 34 seconds it can be seen that Reardon had his right hand on his gun prior to anything happening. It was there when he first appears approaching across the road well before it got kinetic. He never took his hand of off his sidearm, except momentarily. Now if he wasn’t one armed (his weak arm, which he did not do anything with but exten in a keep away gesture which Ma’Khia simply ducked under as she pivoted to face Pinkie) he would have been able to put her down on the ground, because he’s a guy and she was simply a chunky girl . Ma’Khia then went at Pinkie–who was coming at her to blindside her– with Ma’Khia’s back away from Rearden. If he hadn’t been going into a two handed shooting stance it would have been child’s play for Rearden to tackle her. When she made contact with Pinkie and started pushing Pinkie–aware there was a knife–was double straight arming Ma’Khia, and the resistance slowed her. With Ma’Khia still having her back to Reardon she could not see he had now had his gun out and levelled at her with feet planted (if he hadn’t he could still have easily grabbed Ma’Khia). From his shooting stance Reardon said “Get Down! Get Down!” (Not ‘Drop the knife’, ‘Stop or I’ll shoot or ‘Drop the Knife or I’ll shoot’) then he fired at her upper back four times in rapid succession, and kept his gun aimed at her corpse in case she was still dangerous. I am still interested in whether Officer Rearden is the first American police officer to deliberately shoot a 16 year old girl while on duty.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Sean

    A total stud like you would have course made like Batman and disarmed the would be murderess without shooting anybody. But what what if Officer Reardon isn't as superhuman as you are?

    , @Steve Sailer
    @Sean

    "Now if he wasn’t one armed (his weak arm, which he did not do anything with but exten in a keep away gesture which Ma’Khia simply ducked under as she pivoted to face Pinkie) he would have been able to put her down on the ground, because he’s a guy and she was simply a chunky girl"

    Indeed, except for the part about her having a BIG KNIFE. (Also, her father was right behind her.)

    Replies: @Sean

  360. @Sean
    In the clip on YouTube of Fox News reporting on the neighbour video, at 34 seconds it can be seen that Reardon had his right hand on his gun prior to anything happening. It was there when he first appears approaching across the road well before it got kinetic. He never took his hand of off his sidearm, except momentarily. Now if he wasn't one armed (his weak arm, which he did not do anything with but exten in a keep away gesture which Ma'Khia simply ducked under as she pivoted to face Pinkie) he would have been able to put her down on the ground, because he's a guy and she was simply a chunky girl . Ma'Khia then went at Pinkie--who was coming at her to blindside her-- with Ma'Khia's back away from Rearden. If he hadn't been going into a two handed shooting stance it would have been child's play for Rearden to tackle her. When she made contact with Pinkie and started pushing Pinkie--aware there was a knife--was double straight arming Ma'Khia, and the resistance slowed her. With Ma'Khia still having her back to Reardon she could not see he had now had his gun out and levelled at her with feet planted (if he hadn't he could still have easily grabbed Ma'Khia). From his shooting stance Reardon said "Get Down! Get Down!" (Not 'Drop the knife', 'Stop or I'll shoot or 'Drop the Knife or I'll shoot') then he fired at her upper back four times in rapid succession, and kept his gun aimed at her corpse in case she was still dangerous. I am still interested in whether Officer Rearden is the first American police officer to deliberately shoot a 16 year old girl while on duty.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Steve Sailer

    A total stud like you would have course made like Batman and disarmed the would be murderess without shooting anybody. But what what if Officer Reardon isn’t as superhuman as you are?

  361. @Deadite
    @Hibernian

    As a fellow Irishman everyone knows we are completely barbaric!

    Replies: @Hibernian

  362. @Sean
    @SWVirginian

    Ma’Khia Bryant was considerable younger than the other two, and they were not in the least afraid of her.


    Reardon appears to be the son of Sgt. Edward Reardon, who was on the Columbus Police for 32 years before retiring in 2020. Sgt. Reardon was also the basic training sergeant at the Columbus Police Academy, where he trained over 700 officers, according to a tribute post from the Columbus Police. Nicholas Reardon also appears to be a trained military marksman. A U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman, Reardon graduated from basic training after completing an “intensive,” eight-week program that taught “military discipline and studies,” Air Force values, and basic fitness skills and principles. As noted by The Daily Beast, a Twitter account linked to his high school posted a slew of updates on his training.
     
    The way he kept his gun on the corpse of Ma’Khia Bryant, and persisted in having it at at the ready in her direction, even when she was being given CPR , shows a torpor and lack of proportionality in the way Reardon assesses threats. His career in law enforcement not behind a desk is over, I guarantee you that. No Chief of Police watching that video could think that he is someone that has the authoritative presence or mental bandwidth to be sent to the kind of potentially dangerous domestic dispute that cops handle all the time.

    Reardon completely failed to control the situation, and because when he arrived people thought he would prevent trouble, it is fact flared up. He repeatedly asked "What's going on" as an assault began after he had arrived and seemed immobile. If he had not drawn his gun and went into a firing stance he could have made in to Ma'Khia and grabbed her, before she got in at most a single stab. I don't think he'd be blamed for not shooting her; everyone would have understood him being reluctant to fire at a young girl in the current climate, and admire him for leaping into to grab a knife arm.

    Replies: @PapayaSF, @James Forrestal, @Hibernian

    His career in law enforcement not behind a desk is over, I guarantee you that. No Chief of Police watching that video could think that he is someone that has the authoritative presence or mental bandwidth to be sent to the kind of potentially dangerous domestic dispute that cops handle all the time.

    His LE career is over because we as a nation have made it politically impossible for it not to be over. A restaurant that hires him as a short order cook may well face intense harassment.

    The time for social work and psychology ends when one person is approaching another with a knife.

    It’s standard procedure for the police to have weapons out in a situation where they might have to use one. A policeman is not a one man UN peacekeeping force when lethal force is on the table, put there by the perpetrator. A knife is a great force multiplier, even for a female adolescent. Such a person was stabbed to death by another such person in Cincy I believe the next day after the Columbus incident.

  363. @Sean
    @PapayaSF

    A backseat driver has skin in the game. If you were a chief of police who was going to be held responsible for any more shootings by Reardon you would make sure he was never a street cop ever again. His father was a veteran trainer at the police academy so it would not be surprising if Nick Reardon passing the courses necessary to be a cop owed something to special help rather than his personal qualities. Perhaps the extra drills he went through made him overconfident and rigid. Not sure what achievements he has to give us faith in his judgement in deliberately shooting dead a 16 year old girl, which may be unique in US law enforcement history; although Ms Bryant was hardly unusual in any way for an underclass black teen, nor was the disturbance before he showed up as many commentators here have noted.

    Moreover there were very few police shootings this year so Bryant's death occurring now is more that a little against expectation. The odds are Reardon screwed up. The officials may overfit Reardon's actions to the circumstances and pronounce a perfect shooting, and but if they really believe it they'll send him out to more domestic disturbance calls. You'll have a long wait for any chief of police to stick his neck out like that. They want to keep their discretion to open fire so they are backing him, but deep down every cop thinks he could have handled this better than the passive --robotic way Reardon did.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Hibernian

    “…shooting dead a 16 year old girl, which may be unique in US law enforcement history…”

    Are you serious?

    • Replies: @James Forrestal
    @Hibernian


    Are you serious?
     
    Of course he isn't. Save time by utilizing this simple template for evaluating "Sean's" posts in this thread:

    1. Shriek "It's all the White goy's fault!!!"

    2. [Insert reams of patently bad-faith argumentation/ nonsensical pilpul]

    3. Profit!

    See also this exchange -- when he's not attacking the White goyim, "Sean" likes to promote one of his co-ethnics, a man named Lipkin, in comically-hyperbolic terms as the "world's foremost authority" on life, the universe, and everything:

    https://www.unz.com/pcockburn/the-damage-trump-has-done-to-america-will-be-hard-to-undo/#comment-4426109

    He does that a lot:

    https://www.unz.com/?s=lipkin+and+%22world+authority%22&Action=Search&ptype=all&commentsearch=only&commenter=Sean

    He's also prone to vigorously asserting that Epstein did nothing wrong -- it was all the fault of those evil shiksas:

    https://www.unz.com/estriker/american-oligarchs-ii-glenn-dubin-patron-of-modern-art-and-child-sex-slaves/#comment-3714489

    Etc.

    Maybe it's just me, but it kinda seems like there's a pattern here he's consistently advocating for the interests of a particular ethnic group at the expense of other racial/ ethnic groups... while using a handle that is strongly suggestive of membership in an entirely different ethnic group -- he's a "Fellow Irishman," in other words.
  364. Rearden went at Ma’Khia and got a grip on her wrist so he momentarily was like Batman and got control of the knife, but could not sustain it because it was her right arm against his left. Rearden can’t be as small as he looks here, but he is a little guy who could not do what needed to be done using only his nondominant hand. So why did he try? In the blown up frame below (click to enlarge) Fat girl is on the ground kicking up at Bryant, while Rearden has Bryant’s right (knife arm) wrist in his left hand. Yet to cope with this ‘would be murderess’ he has not even taken his right hand off of his still-holstered gun where it had been since he approached. Had he added his right to his left, she could not have avoided being taken down, disarmed and quite possibly suffering a distal radius fracture.

  365. @anonymous
    @Ron Unz

    "Assuming that our society hasn't long since collapsed by then"
    Interesting,
    I've seen you make the claims that the US is declining, and your views are fascinating.

    I wonder when you would mark the peak of US power, and when you would mark the beginning of the decline.

    If the American political system is broken, then how did we become a superpower in the first place? What changed to cause the decline? Was it a specific president?

    Replies: @Ron Unz

    I’ve seen you make the claims that the US is declining, and your views are fascinating.

    I wonder when you would mark the peak of US power, and when you would mark the beginning of the decline.

    I’d say my views are pretty conventional. I’d probably put America’s peak in the 1950s and early 1960s, with a secondary peak in the 1980s or maybe the late 1990s after the USSR collapsed.

    If the American political system is broken, then how did we become a superpower in the first place? What changed to cause the decline? Was it a specific president?

    It’s difficult to be sure, but I think a very important contributing factor were many of the hidden historical events that are the focus of my American Pravda series:

    https://www.unz.com/page/american-pravda-series/

    These days, the ruling American elites have becoming astonishingly corrupt, crazy, and incompetent in so many different ways, which can often have very negative consequences for a country’s future.

  366. @Hibernian
    @Sean

    "...shooting dead a 16 year old girl, which may be unique in US law enforcement history..."

    Are you serious?

    Replies: @James Forrestal

    Are you serious?

    Of course he isn’t. Save time by utilizing this simple template for evaluating “Sean’s” posts in this thread:

    1. Shriek “It’s all the White goy’s fault!!!”

    2. [Insert reams of patently bad-faith argumentation/ nonsensical pilpul]

    3. Profit!

    See also this exchange — when he’s not attacking the White goyim, “Sean” likes to promote one of his co-ethnics, a man named Lipkin, in comically-hyperbolic terms as the “world’s foremost authority” on life, the universe, and everything:

    https://www.unz.com/pcockburn/the-damage-trump-has-done-to-america-will-be-hard-to-undo/#comment-4426109

    He does that a lot:

    https://www.unz.com/?s=lipkin+and+%22world+authority%22&Action=Search&ptype=all&commentsearch=only&commenter=Sean

    He’s also prone to vigorously asserting that Epstein did nothing wrong — it was all the fault of those evil shiksas:

    https://www.unz.com/estriker/american-oligarchs-ii-glenn-dubin-patron-of-modern-art-and-child-sex-slaves/#comment-3714489

    Etc.

    Maybe it’s just me, but it kinda seems like there’s a pattern here he’s consistently advocating for the interests of a particular ethnic group at the expense of other racial/ ethnic groups… while using a handle that is strongly suggestive of membership in an entirely different ethnic group — he’s a “Fellow Irishman,” in other words.

  367. @Ron Unz
    @Alden


    Can you guess why Hispanics have done so well?

    A few years before the great migration Republican President Richard Nixon created the entitled to affirmative action Hispanic race just in time for the 1970 census. In California there were already plenty of highly skilled middle and professional class White Hispanics...That’s why Hispanics have done so well. Affirmative action, special preferences caste system whatever societies call it.
     
    Sure, that's a contributing factor, but I don't think it's a very large one.

    AA tends to be restricted to jobs in the government or larger corporations, while relatively few Hispanic workers tend to be employed in those sectors, which are overwhelmingly white, Asian, and black.

    So while I'm sure a certain number of Hispanics get promoted more rapidly at those organizations, I think it's a pretty small slice of their total population, which is overwhelmingly working-class and working-poor. Hispanics typically work at small businesses like restaurants, as construction workers and other blue-collar professions, or in the low-level service industry such as gardeners and nannies. Those sorts of businesses don't really have much AA. Here's a helpful paragraph from the NYT article I'd linked:

    Consider the Hispanic success in obtaining skilled, blue-collar jobs, as measured by the census category for precision production, craft and repair occupations. From 1994 to 2006, as the total number of these jobs grew, the percentage held by whites fell from 79 percent to 65 percent. The percentage held by blacks remained constant at about 8 percent, and the percentage held by Hispanics more than doubled, rising to 25 percent from 11 percent. As whites left these relatively well-paid jobs, Hispanics rather than blacks moved into them.
     
    Moreover, Hispanics often work in areas where the overwhelming majority of the other workers are also Hispanics, say at a restaurant or taqueria. If almost all the employees at a given business are Hispanic, how could AA for Hispanics make any sense?

    One significant exception regarding government employment might be police officers and firefighters, which seem pretty heavily Hispanic in many areas, mostly for cultural reasons. But I've never heard any anecdotal complaints about AA issues or lawsuits by Hispanics over "discrimination" (very much unlike blacks). I even seem to remember that some of the earliest anti-AA lawsuits by police/firefighter groups had some Hispanic co-litigants.

    I also think that the recent generations of middle-class whites have persuaded themselves they should go to college and major in sociology, then end up working at Starbucks, which doesn't pay very well. Meanwhile, Hispanics, being from a working-class background, are relatively more likely to become auto mechanics or plumbers, which pays much better.

    Also, remember that I'm saying that Hispanics have advanced much more rapidly than any past white European immigrant group, not that they've yet caught up with the white population.

    For example, I think the peak of Italian immigration came around 1900, and by the 1970s---three generations later---Italian-Americans were still far, far less likely to attend college or have white-collar jobs than the mainstream white population.

    Meanwhile, the peak of Hispanic immigration probably came around 2000, and I'd be astonished if they haven't mostly caught up with whites by 2050 let alone by the 2070s (assuming that our society hasn't long since collapsed by then).

    That's the sort of comparison I'm trying to make.

    Replies: @anonymous, @MarkinLA, @James Forrestal

    Hispanics typically work at small businesses like restaurants, as construction workers and other blue-collar professions, or in the low-level service industry such as gardeners and nannies. Those sorts of businesses don’t really have much AA.

    They get preferential treatment in government loans and contracts. An example is there used to be a big contractor “Tutor-Saliba” that did a lot of work on the freeways. The Saliba part was just to get that preference. The name of the company is different now. They probably bought the Saliba guy out because they no longer need the phony Hispanic connection. It is now Tutor_Perini.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
    @MarkinLA


    They get preferential treatment in government loans and contracts. An example is there used to be a big contractor “Tutor-Saliba” that did a lot of work on the freeways.
     
    Sure, government contractors are exactly in the special categories I mentioned. But how many Hispanics in California are major government contractors? It's hardly a substantial slice of the Hispanic population.

    Similarly, the Ford Foundation used to be run by a Hispanic guy, whose name I forget, and I'm sure AA was a factor in his selection. Various Cabinet positions have been given to Hispanics, starting with the Bush I administration. So there's certainly quite a lot of AA at the very high end.

    But probably 95% of Hispanics work in the fields I listed, and I doubt almost any of them benefit much from AA. I even think that 90-95% of "diversity officers" at corporations tend to be black.

    Replies: @MarkinLA

  368. @MarkinLA
    @Ron Unz

    Hispanics typically work at small businesses like restaurants, as construction workers and other blue-collar professions, or in the low-level service industry such as gardeners and nannies. Those sorts of businesses don’t really have much AA.

    They get preferential treatment in government loans and contracts. An example is there used to be a big contractor "Tutor-Saliba" that did a lot of work on the freeways. The Saliba part was just to get that preference. The name of the company is different now. They probably bought the Saliba guy out because they no longer need the phony Hispanic connection. It is now Tutor_Perini.

    Replies: @Ron Unz

    They get preferential treatment in government loans and contracts. An example is there used to be a big contractor “Tutor-Saliba” that did a lot of work on the freeways.

    Sure, government contractors are exactly in the special categories I mentioned. But how many Hispanics in California are major government contractors? It’s hardly a substantial slice of the Hispanic population.

    Similarly, the Ford Foundation used to be run by a Hispanic guy, whose name I forget, and I’m sure AA was a factor in his selection. Various Cabinet positions have been given to Hispanics, starting with the Bush I administration. So there’s certainly quite a lot of AA at the very high end.

    But probably 95% of Hispanics work in the fields I listed, and I doubt almost any of them benefit much from AA. I even think that 90-95% of “diversity officers” at corporations tend to be black.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    @Ron Unz

    You don't have to be a major government contractor to benefit from the contractor scam. You will be given an "ownership" position just for adding your name to the masthead. You could be a janitor barely able to read Spanish getting an office cleaning contract for one of the government buildings - instant millionaire.

    Saliba was probably some small contractor that an already large company used to give them a leg up. Now Saliba is a multimillionaire. I bet no random WOP got that deal.

    The issue is how Hispanics supposedly are the economically fastest rising immigrant group (even if true) because of scams like this and not academic achievement leading to high tech jobs like with other groups. Look how big the government is in our economy today.

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

  369. @Ron Unz
    @Alden


    Can you guess why Hispanics have done so well?

    A few years before the great migration Republican President Richard Nixon created the entitled to affirmative action Hispanic race just in time for the 1970 census. In California there were already plenty of highly skilled middle and professional class White Hispanics...That’s why Hispanics have done so well. Affirmative action, special preferences caste system whatever societies call it.
     
    Sure, that's a contributing factor, but I don't think it's a very large one.

    AA tends to be restricted to jobs in the government or larger corporations, while relatively few Hispanic workers tend to be employed in those sectors, which are overwhelmingly white, Asian, and black.

    So while I'm sure a certain number of Hispanics get promoted more rapidly at those organizations, I think it's a pretty small slice of their total population, which is overwhelmingly working-class and working-poor. Hispanics typically work at small businesses like restaurants, as construction workers and other blue-collar professions, or in the low-level service industry such as gardeners and nannies. Those sorts of businesses don't really have much AA. Here's a helpful paragraph from the NYT article I'd linked:

    Consider the Hispanic success in obtaining skilled, blue-collar jobs, as measured by the census category for precision production, craft and repair occupations. From 1994 to 2006, as the total number of these jobs grew, the percentage held by whites fell from 79 percent to 65 percent. The percentage held by blacks remained constant at about 8 percent, and the percentage held by Hispanics more than doubled, rising to 25 percent from 11 percent. As whites left these relatively well-paid jobs, Hispanics rather than blacks moved into them.
     
    Moreover, Hispanics often work in areas where the overwhelming majority of the other workers are also Hispanics, say at a restaurant or taqueria. If almost all the employees at a given business are Hispanic, how could AA for Hispanics make any sense?

    One significant exception regarding government employment might be police officers and firefighters, which seem pretty heavily Hispanic in many areas, mostly for cultural reasons. But I've never heard any anecdotal complaints about AA issues or lawsuits by Hispanics over "discrimination" (very much unlike blacks). I even seem to remember that some of the earliest anti-AA lawsuits by police/firefighter groups had some Hispanic co-litigants.

    I also think that the recent generations of middle-class whites have persuaded themselves they should go to college and major in sociology, then end up working at Starbucks, which doesn't pay very well. Meanwhile, Hispanics, being from a working-class background, are relatively more likely to become auto mechanics or plumbers, which pays much better.

    Also, remember that I'm saying that Hispanics have advanced much more rapidly than any past white European immigrant group, not that they've yet caught up with the white population.

    For example, I think the peak of Italian immigration came around 1900, and by the 1970s---three generations later---Italian-Americans were still far, far less likely to attend college or have white-collar jobs than the mainstream white population.

    Meanwhile, the peak of Hispanic immigration probably came around 2000, and I'd be astonished if they haven't mostly caught up with whites by 2050 let alone by the 2070s (assuming that our society hasn't long since collapsed by then).

    That's the sort of comparison I'm trying to make.

    Replies: @anonymous, @MarkinLA, @James Forrestal

    As whites left these relatively well-paid jobs, Hispanics rather than blacks moved into them.

    That’s a strange way to spell “formerly” — what’s happened to wages in the meatpacking industry since the 1980s again? And how is that connected to the mass importation of mestizo scabs?

    And while so-called “affirmative action” [anti-White racial preferences] is an important factor in promotions in medium-to-large corporations and government, a frequently-unrecognized factor driving the mestizo invasion is that it’s effectively illegal to refuse to hire illegal aliens.

    Consistent use of e-verify, checking validity of documents, etc. clearly has a “disparate impact” on mestizos — therefore it counts as an open-and-shut case of so-called “racial discrimination.” That means that the EEOC will be on your ass. Sure, if you hire foreign nationals/ illegal infiltrators, there’s a possibility that “La Migra” might come after you — but not a big one, and the penalties aren’t so bad. But the EEOC? That’s another story:

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2015/07/28/how-to-solve-the-illegal-immigration-problem-part-i-how-illegals-gain-employment/

    Caldwell was correct in pointing out that when the forced integration “moral imperative” directly conflicts with the Constitution — as it frequently does — it is the Constitution that always loses:

    Though he was — of course — sadly mistaken when he claimed that the original intent was benign.

  370. @Sean
    In the clip on YouTube of Fox News reporting on the neighbour video, at 34 seconds it can be seen that Reardon had his right hand on his gun prior to anything happening. It was there when he first appears approaching across the road well before it got kinetic. He never took his hand of off his sidearm, except momentarily. Now if he wasn't one armed (his weak arm, which he did not do anything with but exten in a keep away gesture which Ma'Khia simply ducked under as she pivoted to face Pinkie) he would have been able to put her down on the ground, because he's a guy and she was simply a chunky girl . Ma'Khia then went at Pinkie--who was coming at her to blindside her-- with Ma'Khia's back away from Rearden. If he hadn't been going into a two handed shooting stance it would have been child's play for Rearden to tackle her. When she made contact with Pinkie and started pushing Pinkie--aware there was a knife--was double straight arming Ma'Khia, and the resistance slowed her. With Ma'Khia still having her back to Reardon she could not see he had now had his gun out and levelled at her with feet planted (if he hadn't he could still have easily grabbed Ma'Khia). From his shooting stance Reardon said "Get Down! Get Down!" (Not 'Drop the knife', 'Stop or I'll shoot or 'Drop the Knife or I'll shoot') then he fired at her upper back four times in rapid succession, and kept his gun aimed at her corpse in case she was still dangerous. I am still interested in whether Officer Rearden is the first American police officer to deliberately shoot a 16 year old girl while on duty.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Steve Sailer

    “Now if he wasn’t one armed (his weak arm, which he did not do anything with but exten in a keep away gesture which Ma’Khia simply ducked under as she pivoted to face Pinkie) he would have been able to put her down on the ground, because he’s a guy and she was simply a chunky girl”

    Indeed, except for the part about her having a BIG KNIFE. (Also, her father was right behind her.)

    • Replies: @Sean
    @Steve Sailer

    There was another cop there as the shots were fired, so only moments behind him, Reardon chose to walk up to the group arguing alone.


    https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/04/NINTCHDBPICT000648771056-1.jpg


    In addition to being small and skinny, Reardon appears to have been wearing some kind of support bandage on his left arm; the one he totally relied on for anything apart from shooting during the incident.

    https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/04/NINTCHDBPICT000648725534-7.jpg?strip=all&w=392

    He is holding it awkwardly too.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @PapayaSF

  371. @MarkinLA
    @Sean

    And what does any of that have to do with the cop arriving on the scene without any time to do anything but respond to a possible stabbing?

    That is the issue, the cop had to make a split second decision. - a decision where people are second guessing him as though there were a myriad of choices when there was only two shoot now or let her attack the other girl and then shoot if she stabs her.

    Stop looking at slow motion film and pretending this is a review of a catch in the NFL. The cop did exactly as he should have.

    Replies: @Johnny Rico

    “And what does any of that have to do with the cop arriving on the scene without any time to do anything but respond to a possible stabbing?”

    Either you have not been reading what he has been writing or you have spent the last year on another planet. It has EVERYTHING to do with the second part of your sentence.

    “That is the issue, the cop had to make a split second decision”

    No. It is isn’t. It is that he didn’t have to make the one he did. And the issue is the question of why he made the decision he did.

    Your reverse false dichotomy or whatever is pure idiocy or maybe it is just a false dichotomy. Regardless, it appears to be something you are unfamiliar with.

    Stop being such a drama queen. Steve has used the word disembowel to describe what was about to happen. You don’t need to follow his lead. Calm down.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Johnny Rico

    It was all just girlish knifeplay.

    Replies: @anon

    , @MarkinLA
    @Johnny Rico

    You are an idiot living in some fantasy world. The cop had no time to sit and ponder what to do. Get that through your thick head. Watch the video instead of reading morons like Joe Rogan and realize there was NO good answer.

    Replies: @Johnny Rico

    , @MarkinLA
    @Johnny Rico

    Look, I get it, you hate cops and they are always wrong no matter what they do.

  372. @Johnny Rico
    @MarkinLA

    "And what does any of that have to do with the cop arriving on the scene without any time to do anything but respond to a possible stabbing?"

    Either you have not been reading what he has been writing or you have spent the last year on another planet. It has EVERYTHING to do with the second part of your sentence.

    "That is the issue, the cop had to make a split second decision"

    No. It is isn't. It is that he didn't have to make the one he did. And the issue is the question of why he made the decision he did.

    Your reverse false dichotomy or whatever is pure idiocy or maybe it is just a false dichotomy. Regardless, it appears to be something you are unfamiliar with.

    Stop being such a drama queen. Steve has used the word disembowel to describe what was about to happen. You don't need to follow his lead. Calm down.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @MarkinLA, @MarkinLA

    It was all just girlish knifeplay.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Steve Sailer

    https://media.babylonbee.com/articles/article-8490-1.jpg

    https://babylonbee.com/news/playskool-releases-my-first-knife-fight-playset

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

  373. @Johnny Rico
    @MarkinLA

    "And what does any of that have to do with the cop arriving on the scene without any time to do anything but respond to a possible stabbing?"

    Either you have not been reading what he has been writing or you have spent the last year on another planet. It has EVERYTHING to do with the second part of your sentence.

    "That is the issue, the cop had to make a split second decision"

    No. It is isn't. It is that he didn't have to make the one he did. And the issue is the question of why he made the decision he did.

    Your reverse false dichotomy or whatever is pure idiocy or maybe it is just a false dichotomy. Regardless, it appears to be something you are unfamiliar with.

    Stop being such a drama queen. Steve has used the word disembowel to describe what was about to happen. You don't need to follow his lead. Calm down.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @MarkinLA, @MarkinLA

    You are an idiot living in some fantasy world. The cop had no time to sit and ponder what to do. Get that through your thick head. Watch the video instead of reading morons like Joe Rogan and realize there was NO good answer.

    • Replies: @Johnny Rico
    @MarkinLA

    I didn't know Joe Rogan wrote. Calm down, drama queen. I assure you the world I live in is quite a bit more real then your lockdown existence.

    Jesus. You can practically see the steam coming out of your ears as you contradict your previous comment. 😂

  374. @Ron Unz
    @MarkinLA


    They get preferential treatment in government loans and contracts. An example is there used to be a big contractor “Tutor-Saliba” that did a lot of work on the freeways.
     
    Sure, government contractors are exactly in the special categories I mentioned. But how many Hispanics in California are major government contractors? It's hardly a substantial slice of the Hispanic population.

    Similarly, the Ford Foundation used to be run by a Hispanic guy, whose name I forget, and I'm sure AA was a factor in his selection. Various Cabinet positions have been given to Hispanics, starting with the Bush I administration. So there's certainly quite a lot of AA at the very high end.

    But probably 95% of Hispanics work in the fields I listed, and I doubt almost any of them benefit much from AA. I even think that 90-95% of "diversity officers" at corporations tend to be black.

    Replies: @MarkinLA

    You don’t have to be a major government contractor to benefit from the contractor scam. You will be given an “ownership” position just for adding your name to the masthead. You could be a janitor barely able to read Spanish getting an office cleaning contract for one of the government buildings – instant millionaire.

    Saliba was probably some small contractor that an already large company used to give them a leg up. Now Saliba is a multimillionaire. I bet no random WOP got that deal.

    The issue is how Hispanics supposedly are the economically fastest rising immigrant group (even if true) because of scams like this and not academic achievement leading to high tech jobs like with other groups. Look how big the government is in our economy today.

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

  375. @Johnny Rico
    @MarkinLA

    "And what does any of that have to do with the cop arriving on the scene without any time to do anything but respond to a possible stabbing?"

    Either you have not been reading what he has been writing or you have spent the last year on another planet. It has EVERYTHING to do with the second pa