Category: Crime

In the 1940s and '50s we didn't have mass school shootings

I’ll get to the “why” shortly. First, the undeniable fact is that the number of school shootings is increasing.* Just in the last few days, there have been two–one stymied by hero Mark Dallas at Dixon High School in north-central Illinois  and two days later the one at a Santa Fe High School near Houston in which 10 people were... Read more »

A sentence I didn't finish reading regarding Charles Thomas

“The traumatic consequences of being shot by an officer of the law along with possible legal consequences and a baseline stigma against people labeled…” –Statement released by “supporters” of Charles Thomas, a University of Chicago student who was shot by police who were defending themselves as the fourth-year student rushed them, brandishing an iron tent stake.  And so... Read more »

Who the hell feels sorry for Mark Conditt, the Austin bomber?

Somehow Mark Conditt’s bombings in Austin, Tex., have been turned into a racial thing, believe it or not. I read the news this morning and saw two opinion pieces (here and here) about how Conditt has received a lot of sympathy because he’s white. It’s all about–get this–the “racial empathy gap.” Who? Who is giving this murderer sympathy?... Read more »
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Chicago-style terrorists

The comparison has been made before and it has almost become a cliche–because it’s the truth. And it bears repeating: While the debate over how to fight terrorism of the Islamist extremist type the world over is underway, Chicago has its own form of terrorism: Armed gangster punks fighting over drug turf and vengeance. John Kass... Read more »

When rape doesn't much matter

From the Washington Times: Social warriors, sometimes Why the rape that escaped the media and national attention must not be ignored Rape stories, when they can be used to vault social-justice issues into the nation’s psyche, get exhaustive coverage and opining by the mainstream media, regardless of whether they’re even true. But if a 14-year-old... Read more »

Zachary Fardon's case for more active policing

Hurray for the just resigned U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon! Freed from the ideological vise of former President Barack Obama and his administration, Fardon said what needed to be said about how utopian restraints imposed on  Chicago police have crippled their efforts to halt the wave of gangland violence sweeping across the city. In his 5-page letter released to the... Read more »
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Blame the Democrat Machine for the Chicago Police Department

Let’s take it as the honest-to-God’s truth  that everything in  U.S. Justice Department’s report that damned  the Chicago Police Department  (I’m not saying that it is; I haven’t read the 164-page tome), the next question is: Who has been in charge of this stinking mess? For about three quarters of a century, it’s been the... Read more »

Why is this not being called a "hate crime?"

A white guy gets beaten by black men. Imagine if this had happened in Mount Greenwood, and it was one black guy who was beaten by a mob of white guys it would be proof of white racism. Although the victim says he wasn’t beaten because he voted for trump (the assailants could not have... Read more »

Cops' lives matter

Where is the outrage? Where is the marching in the streets? Where is the video, played again and again? Where are the riots and the looting? Where are the sanctimonious race baiters? Where are the op-ed columns and the editorials? Why is this story  buried somewhere inside in the Tribune’s print edition? Why did I have to... Read more »
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The reason Chicago doesn't have enough cops to prevent a murder on Michigan Ave.

Why can’t the city of Chicago afford to deploy more cops on its premier shopping attraction–Michigan Avenue–to prevent the murder of an innocent? It’s because more and more of the city’s revenues are being gobbled up to pay government workers to sit on their asses. Well, yes, there are plenty of bureaucrats and shovel-leaners doing just that... Read more »
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