Gunman avenging YouTube diss shoots wrong house, innocent child instead
Chicago erupts in violence over a police shooting, but no outrage attends the far more typical killing of a bystander by a murderous felon.
Last Sunday, a 59-year-old woman on the West Side of Chicago was killed by a would-be carjacker. The felon walked up to the driver’s side of the car, which was being driven by a 71-year-old man, and pulled his gun. The senior citizen refused to surrender the vehicle and kept driving. The would-be carjacker opened fire at the car, striking the woman in the head and killing her.
The night before, on the South Side, a Chicago officer killed a 37-year-old man whom the officer’s patrol partners had observed behaving in a manner suggesting that he was carrying a gun.
…“The meme wasn’t threatening violence,” he argued on a response at LifeNews. “It denounced racial violence, no matter the era. But Titans of Tolerance have no interest in the truth. They can delete our posts, and even our account, but they can’t delete the truth. And of course, there was no due process, no appeal process, no one to reach to correct this injustice. There was no option other than to click OK and the purge was complete.” Racial violence, he wanted to point out, killed an estimated 3,446 African-Americans. But 247 black babies are killed every day by Planned Parenthood. So how is it, he wanted to know, that the “meme is the problem, not the genocide?”
Will anyone in Chicago be embarrassed by this? Will any of the perpetually and professionally outraged say, “Gosh, maybe we were too quick to judge”? Will any of them look at the police body camera footage and say, “Yes, the guy had a gun and was trying to pull it out on the officers, so they had to shoot him”?
Saturday’s fatal police involved shooting that sparked violent protests in Chicago was captured on police body camera which shows the man who was killed was armed with a handgun.
Harith Augustus, 37, was identified as the man who was shot by police by the Medical Examiner’s office, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The video, released much earlier than expected by the Chicago Police Department, shows Augustus clearly had a gun holstered, as well as an additional magazine.
An interesting news story ran in Thursday’s USA Today. “Baltimore police stopped noticing crime after Freddie Gray’s death,” read the headline. “A wave of killings followed.”
What I found most interesting about it, though, was not the facts that were reported but rather that anyone should have found them surprising. “Just before a wave of violence turned Baltimore into the nation’s deadliest big city,” the story begins, “a curious thing happened to its police force: officers suddenly seemed to stop noticing crime.”
Toronto will not know freedom from crime until tax payers fund Gangsta Rap performance venues and appoint BLM as police overseers and in general just give the “community” more and more money without end!
“…I told him that’s why we need to start taking on black thought leaders who yell “racism” for strategic reasons and leverage political correctness for psychological advantage. At this point, my friend’s tone changed. Well, actually he couldn’t agree with me on that one. He argued that while he personally felt it beneath him to play the race card, “Truth is, it’s the only card black people have to play in this country, so I don’t support what you’re suggesting.”
I asked what he meant. “Think about it,” he said. “If enough blacks started criticizing the victimhood narratives of black leftists who thrive on political correctness we’d be helping delegitimize [political correctness] itself. If PC is delegitimized in mainstream white society, what’s to stop things from going back to how they were in the 70s?”
– and says there’s ‘no shame in being proud of being white’ The Horror!
Shocka! Mayor John Tory won’t apologize for calling gunmen who wounded 2 young girls ‘sewer rats’
Activist and U of T professor say such language is dehumanizing, unhelpful
Mayor John Tory says he has no plans to apologize for language he used to describe men who opened fire in a Scarborough playground in June and wounded two young girls.
A day after the June 14 shooting, following a meeting with the girls’ mother, Tory told reporters near the crime scene that he and the family were heartened by the fact that “the police are working aggressively and they’re working with full resources deployed to track these people, these profoundly anti-social kind of sewer rats down.”
On Monday, Toronto journalist and activist Desmond Cole sparked an online debate about Tory’s comments, asking the mayor in a tweet: “did you apologize for calling black people “profoundly anti-social sewer rats” or nah?”
Apparently we’re not allowed to disparage scum sucking animals who shoot kids.
FREEHOLD – A Monmouth County grand jury on Monday handed up a six-count indictment against a Sayreville man accused in what prosecutors allege was a racially motivated attack that left a freelance photographer for the Asbury Park Press clinging to life.
The indictment charges Jamil S. Hubbard, 25, with the attempted murder of Jerry Wolkowitz, 55, of Freehold, bias intimidation, armed robbery, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, theft and eluding police.
The most serious of the offenses is bias intimidation, which carries a term of imprisonment of 15 to 30 years upon a conviction.
The Left is using blacks and the compromised Black Lives Matter movement to launch a violent civil war in the United States, according to a popular viral video by a former Black Lives Matter activist.
The video has been receiving a great deal of attention from conservatives because it gives voice to concerns and anxieties expressed by Trump supporters in this time of escalating hostility and physical violence against those who support the Trump administration.
Until Toronto Police discontinued the controversial practice of street checks, Black Lives Matter pressed and protested to end “carding,” along with anti-gang TAVIS units and cops in schools.
But the activist group has fallen silent as gun violence spirals out of control and young black men die at an alarming rate.
A misguided protest in Chicago blames the city’s rampant violent crime on inadequate social spending.
This Saturday, preacher, social-justice activist, and local gadfly Father Michael Pfleger plans to lead a group of protesters to shut down a portion of the busy Dan Ryan Expressway on Chicago’s South Side. The protest is a response to the violent crime plaguing the city’s South and West sides. It’s about time, right? Well, yes and no. Someone should be decrying Chicago’s ongoing carnage, but Pfleger’s explanation for what’s causing it—poverty, unemployment, and underfunded schools—is just another reprise of the old liberal notion that violent crime is driven by socioeconomic “root causes.” That argument reflects a serious misunderstanding of Chicago’s highly concentrated violent crime.
I suspect there are the type of facts in this article that Toronto’s “community organizers” would care to avoid.
A new study on racial disparities in police conduct found that differences in offending by suspects, not racism, explains officers’ responses.
In the study “Is There Evidence of Racial Disparity in Police Use of Deadly Force?” professors from Michigan State and Arizona State universities analyzed officer-involved fatal shootings in 2015 and 2016. The report’s abstract says: “We benchmark two years of fatal shooting data on 16 crime rate estimates. When adjusting for crime, we find no systematic evidence of anti-black disparities in fatal shootings, fatal shootings of unarmed citizens, or fatal shootings involving misidentification of harmless objects. … Exposure to police given crime rate differences likely accounts for the higher per capita rate of fatal police shootings for blacks, at least when analyzing all shootings. For unarmed shootings or misidentification shootings, data are too uncertain to be conclusive.”
A police union in South Carolina has challenged the inclusion of Angie Thomas’s multiple award-winning novel about police brutality, The Hate U Give, on a school’s summer reading list, describing it as “almost an indoctrination of distrust of police”.
The intervention from the Fraternal Order of Police Tri-County Lodge #3 came after Wando high school’s ninth-grade class was asked to read one of eight novels over the summer holidays. Two of the titles upset the police union: The Hate U Give, which follows a teenage girl after she witnesses the shooting of her unarmed best friend by a police officer, and Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely’s All American Boys, which sees a teenage boy trying to overcome his distrust of the police after he is wrongly suspected of shoplifting and then beaten by an officer.