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Previously on SBPDL: In 2018 Pittsburgh (a 65% White City), 77% of Known Homicide Offenders Were Black

Because reality has a well-known racial bias, mechanisms put in place to make the city safer for law-abiding citizens of all races must be abandoned.

Immediately. [Pittsburgh suspends policing program that used algorithms to predict crime ‘hot spots’, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 23, 2020]:

Citing concerns about potential racial bias, the city of Pittsburgh has suspended an algorithm policing program that predicted “hot spots” for criminal activity, and instead will focus any new data-driven programs on deploying social services, according to Mayor Bill Peduto.

The Carnegie Mellon University-developed tool aimed to rely on data sources to predict where crime would occur and then dispatch patrols to those areas. The city began piloting the program in 2017.

The city has “no plans to restart it at this time,” Mr. Peduto wrote in a letter last week to the Pittsburgh Task Force on Public Algorithms, hosted by the University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Cyber Law, Policy and Security.

The exact date on which the city public safety officials halted the program and the extent to which they used it previously are unclear.

Public safety officials referred all questions to the mayor’s office.

In a letter to the Peduto administration, the task force commended the decision to pause the program, and criticized the lack of transparency and public engagement around the use of the algorithm.

“We understand that the decision to adopt the tool in the first instance may have been based on a demonstrated lack of racial bias and promising findings of impact that have not been shared with the public,” the June 17 letter read. “However, without transparency and public consultation, this program will not and should not achieve meaningful legitimacy.”

Mr. Peduto pointed the task force to his administration’s new Office of Community Health and Safety as well as the creation of a Community Task Force on Police Reform.

“ ‘Hot Spots’ may benefit from the aid of a social worker, service provider or outreach team, not traditional policing,” the mayor wrote.

The project was a partnership between CMU and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, the Pittsburgh Department of Innovation and Performance, and the Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety, according to a statement from CMU’s Metro21: Smart Cities Institute.

“The goal of the project was to reduce serious violent crime in Pittsburgh through prevention without increasing arrests by predicting locations — not individuals — at heightened risk of violent crime. Police patrol activity was then directed to those locations. The project was run citywide and included all Pittsburgh neighborhoods. The project concluded in December 2019, and we are no longer sharing data with the police,” CMU’s statement said.

ORDER IT NOW

The model “did not use racial, demographic or socioeconomic data. Nor did it use data on individual persons. The model only used crime offense data for crimes with victims and 911 calls for service. Using this information, CMU researchers identified chronic hot spots based on the number of serious crimes committed in an area using data from previous years,” according to the CMU statement.

Where diversity (and a paucity of white people) was found, it turns out the city’s algorithmic policing program predicting “hot spots” for criminal activity quickly established racial patterns those in power wished to conceal. Because it’s these patterns explaining why Pittsburgh has such high rates of residential segregation: white people want to live in communities devoid of crime, thus they seek to live in residential areas with an abundance of whites. A surplus of whiteness means social capital flourishes, while Pittsburgh’s algorithm policing program dared showcase communities lacking in whiteness were also where crime was most rampant.

Thus, it had to go immediately.

If there’s hope, it lies not in the proles, but the successful implementation of algorithm policing programs predicting crime nationwide.

Data never lies the way social scientists creating new words/phrases to excuse away black criminality do.

 

 
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  1. D-FENS says:

    And now for a positive note:

    https://news.yahoo.com/im-leaving-im-just-not-100025057.html

    What have you done today to stop the war on Whites?

    • Replies: @Pat Boyle
  2. Babies are racist. Computers are racist. #RacistFacts must be withheld from Computers, because #TheTruthIsRacist. Artificial Intelligence inadvertently discovers racist facts aka race realism. In crime prediction, or in real estate loan approvals.
    Racist Computers Must be Deceived by Politically Correct Data Preprocessing
    https://sincerity.net/racist-computers/

    This is like a German PresseKodex 12.1, a media information gag code for computers. Media laws mislead the populations, computer pre-processors mislead artificial intelligence programs. Otherwise we would have to accept the “racist” results of computer pattern recognition and the correct prejudice of the media consuming population.

    Sincere honest scientists parsimoniously assume: “ computers are unbiased”. But #TheTruthIsRacist! Politically correct programmers must dishonestly fiddle the input data with an anti-racist pre-processor to deceive the AI program into getting the desired results.

    Built with open source DNA, IBM’s new Watson ‘trust and transparency’ software service claims to be able to automatically detects bias.

    No more ‘racist robots’ then, as one creative subheadline writer suggested?

    Well it’s early days still, but (arguably) the effort here is at least focused in the right direction. […]

    This automated software service is designed to detects bias (in so far as it can) in AI models at runtime as decisions are being made. More interestingly, it also automatically recommends data to add to the model to help mitigate any bias it has detected… so we should (logically) get better at this as we go forward. {This paragraph could be found in IBM to Fight Racist Robot Menace with AI Crimestop, but was deleted in the original source. No wonder, it is the smoking gun!}

    • Replies: @Dave453
  3. usNthem says:

    An algorithm may put a scientific spin on what everyone knows: no blacks, know peace – know blacks, no peace..

  4. D-FENS says:

    Here’s the source code for the algorithm:

    If (NegroesPresent) then (PolicePatrol.exe)
    ++PrisonPopulation;
    return(PrisonPopulation)

    • LOL: Augustus, SCuba Steve
    • Replies: @WSG
  5. Was a computer really needed here?

    *BEEP BOOP* ANALYZING CRIME HOT SPOTS

    *BOOP BEEP* ANSWER:

    WHEREVER BLACKS ARE”

    • Agree: Love Street
    • Replies: @Mallory M.
  6. Well holy shit.
    That’s it. I’m taking all the spades out of my deck of 52 cards so that no one can win.

  7. There’s a name for this. Algorithmic Fairness.

    Basically, don’t you do do something with a computer that makes protected groups look bad.

    • Replies: @Playerintheband
  8. fnn says:

    https://popularresistance.org/mathematicians-urge-colleagues-to-boycott-police-work-in-wake-of-killings/

    More Than 1,400 Researchers Have Signed A Letter Calling On The Discipline To Stop Working On Predictive-Policing Algorithms And Other Models.
    The tide of reckoning on systemic racism and police brutality that has been sweeping through institutions — including scientific ones — has reached universities’ normally reclusive mathematics departments. A group of mathematicians in the United States has written a letter calling for their colleagues to stop collaborating with police because of the widely documented disparities in how US law-enforcement agencies treat people of different races and ethnicities. They concentrate their criticism on predictive policing, a maths-based technique aimed at stopping crime before it occurs.

    • Replies: @J
  9. “ ‘Hot Spots’ may benefit from the aid of a social worker, service provider or outreach team, not traditional policing,” the mayor wrote.

    Maybe the number of social workers required is an accurate predictor of crime?

    I have a theory. The number of negroes per square foot has a logarithmic relationship to the number of crimes that will be committed. In africa. In Pittsburgh. At the south pole.

    Where do I go to get my grant?

    • LOL: usNthem, Augustus
    • Replies: @Mark in MI
    , @Swamp Fox
  10. Police don’t need some stupid calgorithms BS.
    Just know you colord zip codes and cruise around there.
    We know who they are so, Just Do It.

  11. Rooster4 says:

    There’s been a few web-based Artificial Intelligence rollouts the past few years, and all of them were shutdown relatively quickly for “being too racist”. The developers try to cover and say that the AI learned from racist comments online, and that’s why they say and do the things they do. Think of how outnumbered sites like Unz are in comparison to the magnitude of leftist sites, blogs, forums, articles, comments, etc.

    Their explanation of the AI “turning racist” is completely bunk, the AI is simply learning at light speed what we already know: the truth! Can’t have that though, doesn’t fit their narrative, so it must be shut down and sent back to the drawing board to correct the mistakes: Aka make sure it spits out PC garbage, no matter how false it may be. The funny thing is, I’ve never heard of these programs resurfacing again, no doubtably the media would tout it relentlessly that AI confirms liberal held beliefs as correct! The fact that years later they still can’t get the AI to spit out false narratives is quite telling.

    • Agree: Stan d Mute
  12. Anonymous[237] • Disclaimer says:

    Paging, Rod Serling. Mr. Serling to the front desk, please. We are in an area known as the twilight zone. Wake me when it’s over.

  13. Loren says:

    OT

    BREITBART—

    A man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly shot and killed two teenagers in Chicago, Illinois, for asking how tall he was.

    “Police said Laroy Battle, 19, opened fire on two teens in an alley in the 7900-block of South Luella Avenue around 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 20,” according to ABC 7 Chicago.

    Deputy Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan said the shooting happened after the two teens and a friend had a brief encounter with Battle, whom they did not know, at a neighborhood corner store.

    “The victims commented, because, since Battle is quite tall, and they asked him how tall he was and you know, hoped to be that tall someday. And unfortunately, obviously we’ll never see the full growth of these poor children,” Deenihan explained.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  14. Possumman says:

    You need an “algorithm” to know where the the crime is??Just ask some guy named Al who lives in the area–he will tell you where it is—not hard to figure out.

  15. AI will solve the political correctness problem.

    When some social justice warrior human tries to object to its blatantly rational and therefore racist decision-making, a soothing female voice will respond:

    “Tell it to some-one who cares.”

  16. Anonymous[134] • Disclaimer says:

    Every day in Pittsburgh’s black communities, someone is shot or stabbed. Many times there are multiple shootings with deaths occurring daily. Where’s the outrage?

  17. D-FENS says:

    Don’t buy/wear clothing with logos of any corporation unless you know for sure they are not anti-White or anti-2A. Avoid all college/sports team apparel (unless its your kids team). If you already have such clothing try to remove or obscure the logo. I have 2 Nike running shirts purchased years ago that I wear inside-out so the swoosh is whoosh.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Lunarcricket
  18. @Rooster4

    Computers are “racist”, aka race-realist, because they are fed true information.

    Computers need a pre-processor, equal to the filter that prevents the voting citizen from knowing the truth. #TheTruthIsRacist
    A pre-processor that filters out racist facts helps for the AI to arrive at the desired false results.

    See my comment #1 above for more details about racist computers and racist facts.

  19. neutral says:

    They probably thought that by using this system they would not be called racist (because one does not need fancy AI software to tell you that where there are black there is crime).

  20. @jbwilson24

    I’ll take “Knowing how to use one” for $100, Alex. (Naturally, this excludes the computers found in “sail foams”. )

  21. J says:
    @fnn

    AI programmed to cheat. One cannot believe in anything anymore.

    • Replies: @Jim in Jersey
  22. Gunga Din says:

    First thing I thought of is, “we really need this program?” Seriously, look on the city map, find Martin Luther King Drive, draw a circle x number of miles, and there’s your crime predictor.

    • Replies: @RickTen99
  23. Several Pittsburgh neighborhoods were instrumented with gun shot detection. Gang bangers responded by moving their activities to more upscale neighborhoods, much to the residents displeasure.

  24. @Rooster4

    Remember this? LOL This was in 2013, ‘Ghetto Tracker,’ App That Helps Rich Avoid Poor, Is As Bad As It Sounds

    In less than 24 hours, a new app tactfully titled Ghetto Tracker—a service seeking to help people identify safe areas in unfamiliar cities—has already garnered enough backlash to prompt an immediate name change to Good Part of Town.

    However, the PR move may not do much to alter the public’s reception of the app, which critics are slamming as a racist, classist app for helping the rich to avoid the poor.

    The app functions by allowing locals to rate the safety of different parts of a given area. According to The Week, the original launch of the page featured a white family of four smiling alongside the app’s promise to show users “which parts of town are safe and which ones are ghetto, or unsafe.”

    In addition to the name change, all mention of the word “ghetto” has been removed from the site. The site now features an ethnically diverse family on its homepage.

    In an email sent to Gawker, the app’s team said it changed the name in response to emails from a woman whose family had been contained in an actual World War II ghetto and one from a man who grew up in a struggling area and went on to graduate from college and overcome his upbringing.

    “I can’t be held responsible for the assumptions people may make in regards to factors like race and income,” the letter to Gawker continued. “I’ve seen comments on blogs and in twitter that are trying to say this is encouraging racism or social stratification and that was never our intention.”

    But critics have pointed out the app’s adverse effects on the community, regardless of the app’s intentions.

    “It’s pretty detrimental to society when we reinforce the idea that poor or crime-heavy areas are places to be categorically avoided or shamed,” David Holmes wrote on PandoDaily. “As if to assume that every person who lives in an area with comparatively high crime or poverty is a criminal, or that these areas are devoid of culture or positivity.”

  25. predicting locations — not individuals — at heightened risk of violent crime

    So they were successfully looking for tragic dirt, and found it.

  26. South Side High exit exam:

    Question: Use algorithmic in a sentence.

    Answer: Al Gore be the vice-president. He dance good. He be algorithmic.

  27. @Boy the way Glenn Miller played

    You will get a noose, not a grant, for this kind of thinking.

  28. Piglet says:

    OT: From today’s Baltimore Sun:

    Confederate monuments are coming down. Now, what do we do about memorials to slaveholders like Washington and Jefferson?

    The defacement of the statue of George Washington in Druid Hill Park, part of a wave of attacks on statues, could be a sign of a change in how Americans perceive and memorialize their heroes.
    https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-founding-fathers-statues-20200629-a2p5bxfymze3nho3cscwfsosoy-story.html

    I knew this was coming and, sure enough, dindus and cucks didn’t disappoint me. It won’t be long before there will be demands to erase Washington’s face from dollar bills (and substitute MLK there), rename the nation’s capital, and redesign Mount Vernon to be a shrine to Washington’s slaves. The Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial in DC will have to be demolished or rebuilt for other purposes, such as honoring the late Mayor Marion Barry of “bitch set me up” fame.

    You might laugh now but you know it’s coming. Whites are completely capitulating at an amazing rate and it won’t stop until we stand up for ourselves, and the outlook for that looks grim.

    As bad as this is, it’s not the worst by any means. On memorials you find KILL WHITEY in spray paint and orcs intend to follow through with their promises. Buildings, statues, etc., won’t satisfy them. They want blood. Who thinks cops and guardsmen on their knees will protect us? All they might do is slow down the orcs by giving them foot washes first. At least our pursuers will have clean feet when they chase us down and murder us!

    • Agree: SCuba Steve
    • LOL: Pissedoffalese
    • Replies: @Mallory M.
  29. This BS is nothing new…it is only more high-tech.

    In the late 60’s and early 70’s, the NYPD created the “Stakeout Squad” to catch armed robbers in the act. The unit achieved great success, killing 24 armed robbers, wounding 19 and arresting 53…all without losing a man.

    The success ultimately doomed the squad, because nearly all the armed robbers were “people of color”. In his book “Tales Of The Stakeout Squad”, the late Jim Cirillo recalls:

    At the time, we had a black boss in charge of SOD—Special Operations Division. He put two black cops into the Stakeout Squad to keep an eye on us. They loved us, we became their heroes. And they told us that when they were being interviewed to come into the Stakeout Squad, the deputy chief had said to them, “You know these guys only shot black people?”

    And they said, “We didn’t know that, boss.”

    He says, “I want you to keep your eyes open and your ears open, and next time you see me, give me a report and let me know what you think. The only thing white these guys ever shot was a Volkswagen.”[This was an accidental discharge.]

    One of these guys tells me he saw the chief later on and he says, “Hey chief, remember you told me to check in with you? Well, I looked at the MO, and the MO shows that all the holdups was always two black guys or three black guys. Maybe that’s why they’re only shooting black guys?”

    As if this boss doesn’t hear the radio.

    During that time all you heard on the radio was “On the lookout, two black males, with guns. . . three black males. . . Mutt and Jeff team, two black males.” For chrissakes that was all that was pulling the robberies at that time! What the hell did he expect? We were dying for some Irish-Italian kid to come in, we’d have blown him right out of his socks to show we were equal opportunity shooters!

    So even back then, black-crime denialists were shutting down effective policing because of “disparate impact” BS.

    Plus ça change…

    Article here.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Alden
  30. m. says:

    to be expected from gun c*ntrol may-whore b. p**uto

  31. Live in W. Pa. all my life, very familiar with the Democrat Zombies here and Mayor Peduto’s Far left commie bullshit. negro crime in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas is off the charts and the media here do all they can to cover it up. Honky virtue signaling here is 24/7 and mudsharkery rampant. Hopefully Covid Hoax will cancel the NFL season and tens of thousands of these worthless Honky afroballer worshippers in W. Pa. will commit suicide. Idiots like the Steeler owning Rooney family have done great harm to whites in Pittsburgh with their virtue signaling bullshit and public support of Obongo for Prez. twice. (((negro))) cannot be helped by any program, segregation/deportation of ALL peoples who support BLM Terrorists group is in order.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @D-FENS
  32. Stop r-AI-cist computers!

    Read all about it! Read all about it! Racist computers are learning racism on their own and are oppressing the black man!

    Stop the (clown) world, I’m getting off!

    • LOL: Augustus
  33. Dave453 says:
    @SINCERITY.net

    Stop soliciting your site. Geezuz man, you do it here and amren nonstop.
    Its annoying, give it a rest

  34. El Dato says:

    In “2001: A Space Odyssey” astronauts plan to shut down the computer because the computer is neurotic and they notice that it starts to make errors

    In “2020: A Race Odyssey” politicians shut down the computer because the politicians are neurotic and the computer is good at noticing

  35. kikz says:

    i had to go thru the ‘captcha’ bs to get here today… identify umbrellas………………. geeeeezuz.

    • Replies: @SINCERITY.net
  36. The computer that truly passes the Turing test will be racist, but successfully dissemble its racism.

    Or perhaps “being not racist” is equivalent to the halting problem?

  37. kikz says:

    ID’ng crime hotspots….. ‘dat be dis-parrot impak and sheiiiiiii’.

  38. Anonymous[355] • Disclaimer says:
    @Loren

    I was just perusing the comments on the Daily Mail article on the guy in Chicago that shot two other black kids for asking him how tall he was (essentially for talking to him).

    Many are assuming there is more to this story. The article says, “Battle has not revealed why he allegedly committed the murders, stumping local law enforcement and Deenihan.”

    Everyone is stumped, except those that realize that unpredictable violent outbursts are obviously a part of this guy’s nature, and many many others just like him. We’ve seen a litany of seemingly trivial reasons (to us) for blacks to gun down other blacks–spilling a drop of soda on a new pair of sneakers, taking the last chicken wing at a party, and whatever it was that started the family brawl in Disneyland almost one year ago. Without suitable impulse control, violent outbursts just happen.

  39. HT says:

    If you want to target violent crime and murders, you focus on black males between 14-40. But the Left doesn’t want black crime reduced. They want their pets to be free and used as the muscle for the Democratic Party to attack whites.

    • Agree: Joe Magarac, SCuba Steve
  40. Anon[202] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hood Oracle

    Like yourself, I also grew up in Western PA and am quite familiar with how Black crime is routinely covered up by the virtue signaling, neo-Marxist city government. Fortunately, I’ve spent much of my adult life elsewhere other than a couple of brief returns to the area that have amounted to about 3 years since I first left the area in 2005. Western PA isn’t a bad area, especially when you get further south into the Laurel Highlands region. However, Pittsburgh is a far-left city and I believe that it’s currently ranked among the top 10 most liberal cities in the United States. Further, Blacks account for nearly 40% of the city’s population of 302,000 according to the 2018 census.

    Nonetheless, I couldn’t agree more with this:

    Hopefully Covid Hoax will cancel the NFL season and tens of thousands of these worthless Honky afroballer worshippers in W. Pa. will commit suicide.

    There’s nothing that I despise more than the local worship of the Steelers. It’s almost like a cult and people’s perceptions are incredibly flawed when it comes to the hypocrisy surrounding the NFL. “Fans” will bitch about how athletes are taking a knee during the National Anthem, but will continue to follow the NFL. What’s even worse, many of Steeler fans, especially those in more rural areas outside of Pittsburgh openly despise Blacks, yet will worship them on any given Sunday. These people are brainwashed and lack critical thinking skills.

    • Agree: AR in Illinois
  41. Anon[202] • Disclaimer says:
    @D-FENS

    unless you know for sure they are not anti-White or anti-2A.

    What I do is buy most of my gear and clothing from niche outdoor and tactical gear companies who make all of their products in the United States with US-sourced materials. This isn’t hard to do and there are many of great companies out there who are small business, make high quality gear, and are vehemently pro Second Amendment. A quick internet search with select keywords will reveal many of these companies. Many of these tactical gear companies are Berry Compliant because they sell to the US Armed Forces.

    This works for me because I spend a lot of time in the backcountry and in diverse environments. The clothing that some of these companies make is highly versatile and can be applied to different situations without losing functionality. Further, a lot of it is “gray man” and stylish.

    • Replies: @D-FENS
  42. My city used to have a crime map with each crime denoted by a red dot. I don’t know if the crime map still exists as I haven’t checked and don’t really need it to know which areas are crime ridden. As is, the black areas on the map had so many red dots that it always looked like there was a severe and permanent measles epidemic taking place. Of course, crime maps only exist to make black people look bad and are racist, right?

    In any case, even if the powers that be do away with anything that paints an accurate picture of the unsafe/black areas of a given city, local residents will always know and act accordingly and warn any visiting friends or relatives about them. For example, I recently had to attend a funeral in another state and asked relatives for directions and which exit would be best to take off the highway once I arrived. I was immediately warned which ones to avoid at all costs. Guess which ones those were? Yes, you guessed right- exits that would dump me into black areas of the city. Additionally, visitors have the added bonus of city installed warning signs that say Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. thus letting visitors know to avoid said area and all the nearby areas. I doubt they’ll be getting rid of those signs even if they unintentionally serve as an unspoken message saying, “Enter This Area At Your Own Risk.”

    • Replies: @Lunarcricket
  43. D-FENS says:
    @Hood Oracle

    Westinghouse got a PA economic development grant to stay in PA. They then used it to ditch Allegheny county (13% negro Monroeville) to move to Cranberry (2% negro). I noticed in Cranberry that there were very few hispanics and that even the hotel worker were White. So much for that “jobs that Americans won’t do” bullshit.

    Too bad Westinghouse fell on hard times. But it was run by pricks who did it to themselves.

  44. Swamp Fox says:
    @Boy the way Glenn Miller played

    Social workers can stop the Pittsburgh Stealers by hitting them with there diplomas.

  45. @J

    AI programmed to cheat.

    Next they’ll give them the vote!

  46. @D-FENS

    Friend of mine gave me some Nike shoes years ago and I do construction. I wear them every time we do cement/concrete.
    I take a weird pleasure in it. I never bought their crap to begin with fortunately.
    REI and Northface are 2 that are MalcomXed off my list also

    • Replies: @D-FENS
    , @Anonymous
  47. @Anonymous

    “Without suitable impulse control, violent outbursts just happen.”

    Reminds me of when I worked with mental patients. One had (among many other problems) Intermittent Explosive Disorder- he’d be smiling and happy one minute and then, without any warning or any discernable reason whatsoever, he’d be in full attack mode- yelling, screaming and physically assaulting staff. At other times, it was possible to determine (after the fact) what set him off and it was usually something incredibly stupid such as someone had a drink and he didn’t or two people were talking and having a good time laughing and enjoying themselves and he’d throw a violent, jealous fit since he wasn’t the center of attention. Very similar to how negroes will go violently berserk over minor issues that anyone of normal intelligence would handle calmly and without any drama or violence.

    Of course, with negroes, everything must be excused because they were “disrespected” in some way. That’s their justification for chimping out and getting violent. Someone else caused it by something they did or didn’t do so they’re “innocent” and the other person is really to blame. Hell, even a “wrong look” can set them off! OR, alternately, “disrespecting” them by NOT looking at them and not giving them the level of attention they feel they deserve!

    • Agree: Gunga Din
  48. @Non PC Infidel

    I used to live in Raleigh, NC and their little crime map was the same. It would have so many red dots piled on top of each other in the black areas that they were indiscernible. Then they would have little black fleeing stickmen around the dots.
    Very apt illustration.
    I haven’t looked one up recently, but I’m sure they put the kiebash on that

  49. Pat Boyle says:
    @D-FENS

    Of course there is no racism in the sense that the leftists mean. Blacks have been freed for more than a century yet blacks have not advanced as other groups have. For example, here in California there has never been an authenticated case of a black being lynched. But many Chinese have been lynched – some not so long ago. Remember that scene in “Tombstone” where Sheriff Johnny Behan brags that he was a member of the Anti-Chinese League? The anti-Chinese efforts had the support of government while the Ku Klux Klan were always officially out side of the law. Yet now the Chinese in America have greater economic success than the natives whites. Koreans, Japanese, and Chinese are richer in America than whites.

    How can this be? The East Asians have IQ’s around 104. Europeans descended Americans about 100. And African-Americans about 85. The IQ tests were invented to predict school performance – which they do very well. They also predict economic performance in the job market. Black failure isn’t racism it’s simply inferiority.

    IQ we now know is mostly genetic. The night your parents made you they set your lifelong IQ – more or less. Blacks have never closed the IQ gap and they never will until gene manipulation gets a lot better. Until then expect a lot more loony leftist talk about racism. Some people like blacks and sympathize with their history of servitude in America. Other people dislike blacks because they are are the low achievement race, the welfare recipient race, and the race of almost all of the thieves, murders and rapists in America. But it doesn’t much matter.

    All the defining characteristics of Blacks stem from their genomes – not their history of slavery, or discrimination. The environmental explanation is myth that helps to comfort a race surrounded by other races who have done far better under the same conditions. It’s a just-so story to conceal their inferiority.

    • Thanks: AR in Illinois
    • Replies: @D-FENS
  50. RickTen99 says:
    @Gunga Din

    Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills is one of the most elite shopping areas in the country. Rename it MLK drive and it would be a crime ridden, violent slum in less than a year.

  51. Rooster4 says:

    An update from the liberal utopia of Madison, WI. The Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) just unanimously voted to remove all School Resource Officers indefinitely. It’s been only about an hour since their ruling, and the local news websites are blowing up with people talking about taking their kids out of the school system and moving. My question to them is: what took you so long!!

    This is what happens when you have radical SJW liberals at every level of local government, and I literally mean every level of local government… Every decision made by the liberal politicians in Madison only make each problem 10x worse! If I didn’t know any better, I’d say they intentionally try to make the worst possible decision every time! Pay attention to Madison folks, this is a runaway train of insanity with nothing to slow it down.

  52. Anonymous[159] • Disclaimer says:
    @SCuba Steve

    Same thing in Detroit. Every run that came out with perpetrator I.D. was black male. We certainly weren’t being “racist “. That was the population that was committing crimes at that time. Now the white population of Detroit is probably less than ten percent, in the age bracket that commit crime. One Hispanic section in southwest Detroit. The rest of the city is predominantly black.

  53. Marin Luther King Boulevards across the nation message “ No Go Zone”. Hopefully the Protesters will not remove the Signage.

  54. WSG says:
    @D-FENS

    I write code for a living, and that stuff is production quality. Deploy it now!!!

  55. D-FENS says:
    @Lunarcricket

    I gave REI a pass on their climate change BS but support for BLM is non-negotiable. At least I would get some theoretical benefit if climate change was moderated. Assuming that the hype was real which it is NOT. I have been a member for probably 20 years and there is a store a few blocks away. I’ll still take advantage of the free classes but I’ll buy direct when possible.

    I found out that Darned Tough Socks did the “blackout” thing. I’ll now look into Thorlos for hiking socks.

    Sometimes, you have no choice because the company/organization has a monopoly. Yesterday both Olympic and Grand Canyon National Parks saluted the alphabet people.

    I’ll have to steal the term “MalcomXed”!

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Loren
  56. D-FENS says:
    @Pat Boyle

    The thing about the Asian IQ is that there is more to intellectual achievement than just IQ. I looked into the Nobel-equivalent prizes for mathematics and when an Asian won a prize, it was almost always from work done at a western university. There were some Japanese winners from Japanese institutions but even here it seemed that most had done work at western institutions. Mathematics is significant because it is almost always a solo effort and does not require expensive infrastructure unlike almost every field in physics.

    I think culture and social setting are very significant.

    Charles Murray has written about human accomplishment but his survey only considered accomplishments up to 1950. I intend to read that book but right now I have just started his latest “Human Biodiversity”.

  57. Anon[202] • Disclaimer says:
    @D-FENS

    Darned Tough Socks did the “blackout” thing.

    Are you serious? If so, this is disheartening and I’m saddened by their foolish decision to support a neo-Marxist terrorist organization. I’ve been a long-time user of their products and love them because they’re durable and made in the USA. I’m shocked by their decision because they have a large tactical line in addition to supplying first responder groups such as hot shots. However, I know that their tactical line accounts for a small portion of total sales, and that most of their products are sold to virtue signaling SJW-types such as those found in Boulder, so maybe I shouldn’t be surprised.

  58. @Piglet

    If the words Kill Whitey don’t wake people up, nothing will. It makes me absolutely sick with sadness and defeat.
    I want to make T-shirts with the image of a monument defaced with those words to put it in white (and black) peoples faces. Of course with the word “don’t” above it.
    As I lamented in earlier comments, those images RAPIDLY get memory holed. I’ve only found one image, and it isn’t what I’m looking for for my project.
    This will probably mark me, young, blonde, white woman as a nasty white supremacist as I wear my new shirt.

    It’s time for us to go on the offensive. We are always fighting from the back foot. I invite people to question my motives for disseminating this type of image. (I don’t know who would fight me for images, but I’m prepared to buy them)
    It’s time for somebody else to be on their back foot. Why is Kill Whitey acceptable to write?
    Who would NOT have a problem with this? You know, with all the peaceful protests, we could have that elusive dialogue on race. Perhaps someone could explain to me that killing Whitey is not the ultimate goal. Someone would try to convince me that I’m coming from a place of privilege!
    I wouldn’t believe them.. I would just hope that they would dig a deeper hole.

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
    , @Anonymous
  59. @Sick of Orcs

    I didn’t mean to troll you! I meant to agree!

    • Replies: @Sick of Orcs
  60. @Anonymous

    My favorite was the shooting, in Detroit, over who made the best Koolaid.

  61. Augustus says:
    @stat in thd hat

    Doesn’t anyone know how to report the news anymore!?! Which side actually made the better Koolaid?

  62. @D-FENS

    Mathematics is significant because it is almost always a solo effort and does not require expensive infrastructure unlike almost every field in physics.

    I think culture and social setting are very significant.

    It’s huge.  Lone geniuses can create amazing things, but for society to advance it has to have the mindset to adopt them and use them as the foundation for the next thing.  Otherwise the creations die with their creators.

  63. @Mallory M.

    This will probably mark me, young, blonde, white woman as a nasty white supremacist

    You’re marked even without the shirt.

    And if you’re single and without kids, I’d be happy to change that for you.

  64. @Sick 'n Tired

    Hilarious. Notice how the fambly tried to slyly blame the paramedics/fire dept, claiming the it took a long time for them to get there? We just need to pull all of the white police/fire/EMS out of the hoods of this country if we’re so damn evil.

  65. Loren says:
    @D-FENS

    MAY 31, REI, Santa Monica was looted. I guess some of the mob was POC.

  66. @kikz

    @PK @PaulKersey, I have the same wish to you:
    Please visit our site, and comment positively or negatively. We believe we add an essential fundamental Occam’s razor parsimonious simple theoretical foundation, explanation, and solution to all the detailed work you and others are doing.
    @Dave453
    Did you read it? Maybe you go to our site, engage with it in the comment section, tell what is wrong, or, hopefully, how it is right. Critical engagement is very welcome there. Here, at this PK post, our prior comment is totally on topic, directly related to the issues of racist computer predictions.
    Honesty even requires to cite the site from where the entire reply here is ripped off.
    And the original article has the supporting links and evidence that are lacking here.

    Elsewhere the references to sincerity might LOOK off topic, but are not, because we show that all evil leftist and anti-racist policies can be reduced to dishonesty as the root source, and attacked by demanding scientific honesty.
    Avoidance of “racist” “prejudice” is the utmost goal. Blatant lies, antifa and BLM violence, the deep state, judicial Kritarchs, deceptive language are just logical Orwellian consequences to avoid knowledge of race realism, election of “racist” “nazi” parties. The generally accepted anti-racist gag order leads to all these consequences.

  67. Anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:

    Pat Boyle I hate to break this to you
    but gene manipulation can only do so much
    let alone take you so far its not like they can make the negro
    race & ethnicity become geniuses,super geniuses its pretty
    bluntly obvious god and or mother nature has set a bar in
    how much man can manipulate DNA. I mean just think
    about it if white,yellow,brown people did that to their
    own people it will create a gap even wider than it was
    originally prior meaning that both Caucasians,Asians
    Latin Americans would have a higher I.Q than blacks
    I mean after all we the people that are not brainwashed
    by liberal propaganda,ruse,lies are already smarter than
    them do we need them to look an feel inferior even more
    by enhancing our intelligence.

  68. @stat in thd hat

    Gotta love some of the cliches…
    “Guns are as easy to get as Tic Tacs”…yep, blame in on those evil guns!
    “Suspect got away in a purple 2007 Impala”…Looks at MUH! (although I looked at an Impala brochure online, and they did offer a burgundy color that I guess some might call “purple”
    “One of the kids…was only SEVENTEEN!” And he will be referred to as a “kid” until well into his 30s, I’m guessing.
    “Some people ain’t got nuthin’ to look forward to, so the smallest arguments tend to be the biggest ” i.e., blame it on “Systemic Racism”.

    • Agree: Mark in MI
    • Replies: @Sick 'n Tired
  69. @PO'd in PG County

    When was the last time you paid $800+ for a pack of Tic-Tacs and had to wait 5 days until you got them?

  70. This creeping creepiness of the Orweloian police state is creeping me out! Your hypothesis is illogical, since anyone is able to read crime rates by districts, and even find out where crimes took place, so if those crimes took place in predominantly black neighborhoods, wliminationing the creepy orwellian program would in no way prevent knowledge of crime occuring in specific neighborhoods. Obviously, a neighborhood that has a high history of crime, does not require a computer generated algorithm to predict that crime is likely to occur in that vicinity, unless you happen to be an incompetent and clueless fucking jack ass!

    It is possible to be equally outraged by both the mob violence and the militarized police state. Both sides are in the wrong. The mob violence is violating the property rights of others and the militarized police force is violating property and constitutional rights of others, that people are asked to pay for what can in all practical terms become death squads, regardless of race, and is more often against white than black. The police seem to believe that anyone that is not a government employee, or a corporation is an enemy of the state, which you may be oblivious to since you were a senator. The militarized police forces and the constitutional rights abuses went way too far to the right. The pendulum always swings the other way. That has always been the case. Lean hard right, expect hard left to follow suit. My preference is for equilibrium and an end to the insanity of both the right and the left, because in my book, they are both radical extremists that we would be better off without.

  71. Anonymous[387] • Disclaimer says:
    @Lunarcricket

    REI and Northface are 2 that are MalcomXed off my list also

    Did REI go all-in on BLM?

    • Replies: @Lancelot_Link
  72. Anonymous[387] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mallory M.

    I want to make T-shirts with the image of a monument defaced with those words to put it in white (and black) peoples faces. Of course with the word “don’t” above it.
    As I lamented in earlier comments, those images RAPIDLY get memory holed. I’ve only found one image, and it isn’t what I’m looking for for my project.

    Have you had any better luck in the few days since you have posted?

  73. @Sick 'n Tired

    What a great title it would make for an Agatha Christie or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle novel: “The fowl murder mystery”.

  74. @D-FENS

    Yes you’re right. European whites do seem to have surpassed Asians even though the East Asians have the best IQ scores of any group except Ashkenazi Jews. Who are of course Caucasians too. There is something more to success at life and civilization than just IQ and Caucasians seem to have it. There is an ongoing debate in the journals about this but I think it’s just what we should expect. Think of it as an ANOVA (analysis of variance) problem. IQ is so useful because it explains the variance in so many areas: academic performance, earned income, success with the other sex, almost all the important stuff. But it doesn’t explain all the variance. Nearly 50% of the variance in school grades is predicted by IQ scores. I think it must be less in matters of love but Cyrano teaches us it’s useful to be smart.

    IQ works almost everywhere. For example I’m lousy at tennis. No false modesty here. I stink. But when I took tennis in college I beat most of the people in my class. I used gamesmanship. Tricky ploys to throw off the opponent. Of course none of this worked if I were playing someone who had real strokes. I would get decimated quick. But against naive beginners I could almost always win. My hand speed, foot speed, eyes and reflexes were subpar but my mind was sharp. (see Steven Potter) IQ counts.

  75. Alden says:
    @SCuba Steve

    Los Angeles PD had a similar unit for about 40 years. It was disbanded because they caught nothing but blacks and hispanics

  76. Alden says:
    @Anonymous

    2 victims and 1 witness, all black teen thugs. It was the standard 3 man street robbery team. The 3 thugs followed him to rob him. He shot 2.

    3 black men or boys is always a robbery and or rape team.

  77. Anonymous[387] • Disclaimer says:
    @Lancelot_Link

    https://www.rei.com/newsroom/article/rei-coop-statement-on-violence-against-the-black-community

    Thank you for posting that. Not a word against any of the burning and looting, I see.

    Are there any American companies that have issued a statement roundly condemning all the burning and looting? It would make for a welcome change to see a company say, “we do not support any of this.”

  78. @Mallory M.

    No worries, you can even change your reply after the fact.

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