Category: Crime

Rooting around for the root causes of violence

Oh, joy. There’s another call for finding the “root causes” of urban violence. This one comes from Democrats from both chambers of the Illinois Legislature during a joint committee hearing on focusing  “on efforts to reduce violence and help those affected by it.” Ruled out, of course, are safer streets. State Senator Robert Peters (D-Chicago), chair of... Read more »

How to end the rioting

You might get the idea from watching places like Portland that there’s no way to end the rioting. Not so. Lancaster, Pennsylvania did it quickly when rioting started after police shot a knife-wielding man who attacked an officer. Here’s how, according to Matt Walsh, writing in the Daily Wire, “Lancaster Solved Its Rioting Problem In One... Read more »

Here's your daily dose of BS: "Most of the violence lately is right-wing extremism"

  Where do I start? This blind-as-a-stone assertion came from  Heidi Beirich, co-founder of the Global Project Against Hate and Extremism, a group dedicated to nailing right-wing extremists for today’s violence. Her full quote is, “Most of the violence lately is right-wing extremism, but that doesn’t mean that groups on the left aren’t using social... Read more »
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Jacob Blake's a hero?

The way the New York Times tells it, he is a hero. But as Ben Shapiro points out in this tweet: Shapiro notes: The only mention of his alleged crimes — for which there was an open warrant, and the alleged victim of whom called the police in the first place — comes in paragraph... Read more »

The police are NOT responsible for Michael Brown's death; the myth of cop killing innocents lives on

Here we go again. Six years after he was killed while assaulting a police officer, Michael Brown continues to be remembered as a victim, a martyr in the war on cops and anyone who believes most are doing the best they can in the face of a dangerous campaign to defame them. Brittany Ferrell, an... Read more »

What if black and left-wing activists armed themselves?

Civil war, we’re told. But only because black and left-wing activists are rational and peaceful are we avoiding a civil war. In other words, those crazy, gun-loving rightwingnuts are irrational and violent, unlike the sainted left. Eric Zorn asks in a recent column whether, “Kenosha could spark an armed escalation if activists on the left embrace... Read more »
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Anarchy clobbers Chicago. Had enough yet?

Had enough yet of State’s Attorney Kim Foxx and her let-’em-loose corruption of the criminal justice system that has signaled that crime has no consequences? Had enough yet of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans’ complicity in fashionable lunacy that would empty the jails? Had enough yet of the defund-the-police craziness? And of the blindness of left-wing... Read more »

Hey, Los Angeles Times, they're rioters, not protestors

Here’s the lead paragraph of a story in the Los Angeles Times: PORTLAND, Ore. — The nightly standoffs in downtown Portland between protesters and federal agents continued early Sunday, with several dozen agents in camouflage deploying tear gas and other munitions as they waded into the streets beyond the federal courthouse to push back demonstrators who authorities... Read more »

Vengeance is ours, saith the gangs

“Gang feud likely cause of mass shooting at South Side funeral home, sources say” — Chicago Sun-Times The funeral was for Donnie Weathersby, who was killed July 14 in a gang-related drive-by shooting in Englewood, police say. They believe he was targeted in an ongoing war between two little-known gang factions. Gang retaliation has become... Read more »
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Meanwhile, back in the hood, the violence continues

Thankfully these teens were identified and arrested by local police. I assume that the arrests were warranted and that the police did nothing to cause anyone to set fire to a Walmart. Meanwhile… Thankfully, police arrested nearly 50 in the night of looting in Tampa. Thank you, law enforcement. dennis@dennisbyrne.net www.dennisbyrne.net  My historical novel: Madness:... Read more »