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Horowitz: ‘I got nothing to lose’: Career criminal released without bail after shoving Asian cop onto NY subway platform

Anti-white and anti-Asian hate is strong among violent street criminals. Yet with more career criminals going undeterred and then released without bail, we will see a lot more of these violent attacks in the coming months. Those are the true public safety concerns that nobody wants to discuss, but they are exponentially more common than white supremacist attacks or police mistakes. Where is our version of Black Lives Matter to make our voices heard?

“That’s why you people are getting beat up,” yelled Ricardo Hernandez as he allegedly shoved an undercover Asian cop onto a New York subway platform. “I got nothing to lose.”

“I will f*** you up!” Hernandez added, according to cops. “This is my house.”

That incident occurred Saturday in Queens. The suspect was out without posting bail on Sunday, despite having 12 prior arrests. That, in a nutshell, exemplifies the undeterred crime going on in America’s major cities, with the career criminals fully aware of the fact that law and order are absent from our justice system. It’s also occurring while Trump supporters are being held without bail for charges of trespassing public grounds and with no prior arrests. Welcome to BLM’s America.

According to the New York Post, Queens Supreme Court Justice Louis Nock, who was forced to release Hernandez, lamented, “My hands are tied because under the new bail rules, I have absolutely no authority or power to set bail on this defendant for this alleged offense.”

Under New York’s bail law passed in 2019, if the crime committed by the suspect is not eligible for bail, the judge cannot require it even if he had prior arrests for high-level crimes.

Putting the criminal justice problems aside for a moment, it’s interesting that most of the media have stopped focusing on anti-Asian violence because they realized that almost all the attacks are committed by non-whites. The street hunting for Asians is so bad that last week in Los Angeles, a Mexican-American grandmother was severely beaten by a criminal who thought she was Asian.

On April 9, another undercover Asian NYPD officer was verbally assaulted when suspect Juvian Rodriguez told him to “go back to China before you end up in a graveyard” and allegedly threatened to “slap the holy piss” out of him and stab in him the face.

You can’t blame these criminals for exhibiting no fear of the justice system. It’s not just the new bail law that is springing some of the worst criminals from jail. Even when criminals are eligible to be held on bail, such as gang member Takim Newson, who was recently arrested for shooting someone in the groin, liberal judges spring them without bail. Newson had 20 prior arrests including charges of shooting at the police and stabbing someone. The prosecutor argued that he should be held without bail, and even the defense attorney asked for $50,000 bail. But Judge Denise Johnson, a rookie judge in Queens, released him without any bail!

The entire lie of “criminal justice reform” began with the trope about releasing “low-level, nonviolent, first-time” offenders. That has rapidly transformed into high-level, repeat violent offenders. States like New York and California are now paroling a number of “elderly” prisoners convicted of murder. Just last week, KTTV-TV reported that one such parolee in California, Eddie Allen Harris, had been charged with murder just weeks after his probation ended. Harris, 67, had been convicted of murdering a woman in Los Angeles County in 1982. He was paroled in 2018 under California’s “compassionate” release program, and the terms of his probation ended just weeks before he allegedly stabbed another woman to death. California is now releasing murderers who are 50 years old, 17 years younger than Harris.

Yet despite the greatest surge in crime in a generation, how many Republicans are more focused on criminal punishment reform than on “police reform?” I see no effort to focus on deterring criminals like there was in the early 1990s. The only one I can name is Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R). The Florida state legislature just passed his anti-crime/rioting bill, which would toughen penalties on those who commit violence in groups against police and destroy public property, as well as protecting the rights of the citizen to defend themselves against the mob.

Until more politicians focus a greater share of their time and energy on deterring violent criminals rather than deterring the police, murder and mayhem will continue to dominate our streets. We don’t have an epidemic of gun violence; we have an epidemic of criminal justice “reform.”

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7-year-old girl killed in drive-by shooting while at a McDonald’s drive-through

A 7-year-old girl is dead after a hail of gunfire struck her father’s vehicle while the two were at a Chicago-area McDonald’s drive-through anticipating a meal together.

What are the details?

Authorities say that the child, Jaslyn Adams, and her 29-year-old father, Jontae Adams, had just pulled up to the drive-through when two people exited a nearby vehicle and sprayed the car with bullets. Jaslyn and her father — who were both struck by the bullets — were rushed to a nearby hospital.

Jontae survived, but his young daughter — who was struck “multiple times” according to reports — did not.

WBBM-TV reports that roughly 30 shell casings were found near the vehicle.

At the time of this reporting, no suspects have been publicly identified.

Jaslyn’s aunt, Tawny McMullen, told WBBM that the family remembers the child as being “sweet and outgoing.”

“Really lovable,” she added. “Y’all, please put the guns down. Our kids want to play. My kids can’t even go out the door because of this violence. Please put the guns down.”

In a statement on the shooting, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) said, “I am heartbroken and angered that a 7-year-old child was killed this afternoon on Chicago’s West Side. This unthinkable act of violence has no place here. The epidemic of gun violence cutting our children’s lives short cannot go on.”

What else?

The Chicago Sun-Times reported that the shooting was believed to be gang-related. Less than three hours later, two people were shot at a Popeyes in Humboldt Park. Two people — a man and a woman — were injured in the second shooting and were taken to a nearby hospital in serious and critical conditions. Investigators believe that the Popeyes shooting is connected to the McDonald’s shooting that took place earlier that day.

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Real-life ‘Breaking Bad’: HS teacher, coach gunned down in shootout while allegedly trying to rob Mexican drug cartel

A popular high school teacher and coach from Union County, North Carolina, was killed in a shootout on April 8 while he and his brother-in-law were attempting to rob a Mexican drug cartel, authorities said.

The news is reportedly sending shockwaves through the community as students and colleagues say they remember Barney Harris — who taught Spanish and coached varsity basketball and track at Union Academy Charter School — as a kind and compassionate mentor, not someone who would be mixed up in the dangerous and deadly drug world.

But during a press conference about his death, authorities said that Harris lived a secret life that most people couldn’t see, WSOC-TV reported.

According to police, Harris and his brother-in-law, Steven Alexander Stewart Jr., attempted to rob a stash house operated by the Sinaloa New Generation Cartel in Alamance County. The pair had allegedly been tracking the movements of the cartel and attempted to raid the stash house for drugs and cash.

During the raid, the two allegedly tied up and questioned an 18-year-old member of the cartel, Alonso Beltran Lara, before shooting and killing him execution-style in the back of the head. After that, other cartel members showed up and a shootout ensued. Harris was killed in the gunfight despite wearing a bullet-proof vest.

Stewart got away but was later apprehended by police. He has now been charged with first-degree murder and first-degree burglary.


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News of the incident immediately sparked comparisons online to the hit television series, “Breaking Bad,” which tells the story of Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher turned dangerous drug criminal.

Police said they discovered dozens of bullet casings at the crime scene and noted that several bullets pierced through neighboring trailers in the trailer park community where the stash house was located.

“The trailers that were shot up, it looked like an old Western shootout, that’s what it looked like,” Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson said.

Deputies reported finding five firearms, roughly $7,000 in cash, and 1.2 kilograms of cocaine during the course of the investigation.

Regarding Harris’s involvement in the crime, Johnson said, “Nothing surprises me, there are people in families who have relatives that violate the law and never know what’s going on.”

He added that his primary concern now is about an inevitable retaliation from the drug cartel.

“I can tell you this right now,” he said. “When we are dealing with the Mexican drug cartel, somebody’s probably going to die as a result of this right here, somewhere else.”

Sinaloa, formerly run by Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín Guzmán, known as “El Chapo,” is regarded as one of the largest, most powerful drug operations in the western hemisphere, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.


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Horowitz: The rarity of police shootings compared to black homicide victims is astonishing

Planes crash all the time. How do I know that? We always hear about them on the news.

That is the sort of intellectual rigor most people apply to the assertion that there is a public policy problem of police shooting unarmed black people. They believe in this premise and take it on faith simply because the media focuses on every single one of them, even though most of the shootings are justified. It’s the ultimate optical illusion the media is able to create, the same way it often appears that planes are crashing all the time and that somehow, we need systemic reform of flight safety.

In February, the Los Angeles-based Skeptic magazine published a survey showing that roughly half of self-described liberal or very liberal respondents believe 1,000 or more “unarmed black men” are killed by police every year. Approximately 35% of them believe that number is as high as 10,000 or more. Even among self-described moderates, 66% believe “about 100” or more unarmed black people are killed every year, as well as 54% of self-described conservatives and very conservative respondents.

The reality? According to the Washington Post’s database on police shootings, 18 unarmed black people were killed by police in 2020 and 13 in 2019. It should be noted that “unarmed” doesn’t necessarily mean unarmed. In some cases, media reports are often wrong or don’t give proper context, such as when the criminal doesn’t cooperate and then reaches into his pocket while running away and whips around back at cops. Other instances include a suspect severely beating another cop or civilian. The overwhelming majority of these cases tend to be justified, if also tragic, shootings.

Likewise, when people were asked what percentage of those killed by police were black, every group overstated the reality by a factor of 2-4, including even self-described conservatives. Liberals believed black people accounted for 56%-60% of police shootings, moderates estimated the share at 46%, and conservatives ballparked it at 38%.

In reality, 23%-27% of fatal police shootings in 2019 were of black people. While that is more than their share of the general population, as I’ve noted many times, given the disparity in violent crime rates and how most murder and armed robbery occur in non-white neighborhoods, the number of fatal shootings per capita is likely greater among white people. This is what a Michigan State University study found before the author was fired after woke protesters intimidated the school when authors like Heather Mac Donald and I began citing it.

Everyone knows that cops feel much less inhibited in responding with quicker and more deadly force when dealing with a threatening person who is white. As we saw with Ashli Babbitt, not only was the cop not charged, but to this day his name has not been released. Every single cop who kills a black suspect, no matter how justified, has his name dragged through the media within hours, endangering his entire family. This is a natural deterrent against unjustified force, particularly when dealing with black suspects.

Thus, this notion that unarmed black people being killed by police is somehow an epidemic is the new UFO sighting. It’s a myth because, if anything, the trend is going the other way. Overall police shootings have been down dramatically, as much as 90% among NYPD officers over the past five decades. In 1971, NYPD officers discharged their weapons on the street 810 times. That number has declined steadily over the years and has remained well below 100 in recent years.

A black individual is more likely to be struck by lightning than killed by a policeman. According to Bureau of Justice statistics, there were 6.5 million police interactions with black people in 2018. At between 1 in 300,000 and 1 in 500,000, their chances of being killed by a cop are pretty similar to the chances of being struck by lightning. And of course, for those who don’t run from or fight with the police, their chance of death is essentially zero.

What is the true epidemic of violence among black people? Black victims of homicide, most often at the hands of black career criminals who are undeterred because of the wrong public policy focus. According to the CDC, the black homicide rate was 12.9 times higher than the white homicide rate from 2010 to 2015, and homicide was the leading cause of death for black people under 35.

How often do you hear that in the news?

What’s worse is that those numbers have likely deteriorated with the growing crime wave, tragically and ironically born out of the policies built upon the lie of police indiscriminately shooting black people. Thanks to the BLM agenda on policing and sentencing, as well as the effects of the rioting, we experienced the sharpest increase in homicides in 2020, a trend that has continued into 2021.

Crime expert Sean Kennedy of the Maryland Public Policy Institute estimates there were at least 4,000 excess homicides last year. Given that, according to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, 55% of homicide victims whose race was known were black, that means that the BLM agenda caused at least 2,200 excess homicides last year, 116 times more than the number of unarmed black people shot by police. The numbers are likely much worse because, given the geographical distribution of the excess homicides, they were likely heavily weighted toward black victims as well as black suspects.

What is it that BLM ultimately wants? They want police stops and arrests to end and incarceration to be abolished. Well, according to a new research report from the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund (LELDF), police stops and arrests indeed declined, on average, 48% in 10 major cities from June 2020 to February 2021 relative to the previous nine-month period from 2019-2020. The results? Murders rose 56% in those cities. For example, in Minneapolis, arrests were down 42%, while murders rose 64%.

This graphic presentation from the LELDF of five violent cities is worth 1,000 words:

Indeed, this is what happens when our politicians allow the media to exacerbate a real crime epidemic with a panacea targeting a fake one.

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Horowitz: NYT admits homicides in 2020 likely topped 20,000, most since 1995, but can’t figure out why

It was one of the greatest public policy achievements of our lifetimes — the generation-long decline in violent crime. Since the early 1990s, violent crime and murder have dropped by two-thirds, with almost every subsequent year showing a new drop in crime levels from the previous year. Many people thought this was a permanent and irreversible trend and even forgot what it was like to live with ubiquitous violent crime. Well, new data presented by the FBI shows that the entire generation-long gain against murder has been wiped out, with no end in sight.

For the past seven years, I have been a lone voice fighting the trend of de-incarceration promoted by both parties and the Koch brothers. Those who forgot that we achieved the drop in crime by locking up career criminals used the low crime levels to justify “criminal justice reform,” aka jailbreak. Well, now those policies have come home to roost.

Although the FBI doesn’t release its full uniform crime reporting until later in the year, on Monday, the agency released preliminary statistics showing a 25% increase in murder reporting last year from an incomplete set of major city data reporting. What does that mean? It’s not just a reversal of the downward trend, but according to the New York Times, “A 25 percent increase in murder in 2020 would mean the United States surpassed 20,000 murders in a year for the first time since 1995.”

The data does not even include New York, Chicago, and New Orleans, which experienced particularly sharp increases in murder in 2020. Also, a sample of 37 cities shows that the trend of higher crime is persisting into 2021, with those cities reporting an average of 18% more homicides for the first quarter of this year over last year.

While the NYT recognizes the sharp increase in crime, the paper criticizes the FBI for changing its method of reporting and feigns ignorance as to the source of the rise in crime. “Although it’s not clear what has caused the spike in murder, some possibilities are the various stresses of the pandemic; the surge in gun sales during the crisis; and less belief in police legitimacy related to protests over police brutality,” speculates author Jeff Asher.

Well, the stress of the lockdowns (not the pandemic) certainly didn’t help, but in fact, crime went down last year from March until the Floyd riots in late May. Also, most of the increased murders are in inner cities, not across the board, which is what one would have expected if the virus was the cause. Furthermore, where is the evidence that the gun sales are to the criminals (who get them on the black market) and not to the people protecting themselves against the criminals? Also, “less belief in police legitimacy” is an uncanny way to describe lack of deterrent, which is the real culprit. We have simply stopped deterring and punishing crime in this country.

Nowhere is this more evident than in Portland, Oregon, where BLM and ANTIFA, including some career criminals, have been able to riot, beat, burn, and occupy public and private property with impunity for nearly a year. The result? According to crime policy expert Sean Kennedy, a fellow at the Maryland Public Policy Institute, since June 2020 (just after the Floyd riots), there has been a 255% increase in murder in Portland through February 2021 and a 173% increase in shootings.

Remember, Portland is not known for murder. As Jeff Reynolds of PJ Media explains based on Kennedy’s data: “The numbers are truly alarming. From January through April 2020, there were a total of three murders in Portland. Just in January and February 2021, we’ve already seen 20 murders. For the period of June 2020 through February 2021, 71 murders have occurred in Portland. That’s a staggering 255% increase over the same period one year prior.”

“Less belief in police legitimacy,” indeed! It’s more like the criminals know they will not be punished for their crimes.

The bottom line is that a mixture of pretrial criminal releases from jail, early prison releases (both accelerated under COVID), hands-off policing, unpunished rioting, and virtually no prison time for juvenile carjackers has created a perfect storm to reverse the downward trend on crime we once thought was irreversible.

There is no city that showed the drop in crime in the 1990s better than New York City, yet it now also serves as the poster child for the reversal of that trend, with a 47% increase in murder and a 100% increase in shootings. Police unions in New York place the blame squarely on the mass pretrial releases of gun and other violent felons. It’s not that more guns are on the street as a result of first-time suburban moms buying guns to protect themselves; it’s that more gun felons and gang leaders are on the streets and not behind bars. The same people who promote locking up the guns are working overtime to release those who commit gun violence.

According to the NY Division of Criminal Justice Services, the average daily jail census in New York in 2020 was less than half the level from just a few years ago. That’s an awful lot of criminals who used to be locked up who are now out on the streets.

Couple that with the war on cops, and it doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to figure out why crime is spiking.

What about Philadelphia – the City of Brotherly Love? After a year of record homicides, murders are already up 32% in 2021 compared to this time last year. The refusal to clamp down on juvenile criminals, gun felons, drug traffickers, and gangsters by Soros DA Larry Krasner has ensured that city streets are full of black homicide victims, in addition to carjackings, drugs, and homelessness. Democrats have scared Republicans into changing their views on sentencing by playing the race card and falsely claiming that black criminals are unjustly incarcerated. The result of the reversal in tough-on-crime policies has created record homicides, in which black people make up 86% of the Philly murder victims, even though they only compose 44% of the city’s population. Indeed, only the lives of black criminals matter to the political class, not black victims of crime.

What’s interesting is that our government understands deterrent when it wants to. Notice how there has never been another right-wing gathering, much less riot, since Jan. 6. Let’s just say the government more than effectively deterred such behavior by holding people without bail for simple trespassing. Now imagine if the government wielded such a stick against violent criminals throughout the country.

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Fight over stimulus check reportedly leads man to shoot his child’s mother and kill 4 of her relatives — including her 7-year-old child

An argument over a stimulus check prompted a quadruple murder, authorities say, according to media reports.

What are the details?

An Indianapolis woman lost four family members after one of her children’s fathers demanded she give him a portion of her stimulus money.

The New York Post reported that the suspect, 25-year-old Malik Halfacre, is accused of fatally shooting three adults and a child after an argument with Jeanettrius Moore.

Halfacre reportedly fought with Moore on Saturday and shot her during the argument. She survived the attack, but her young daughter, brother, mother, and cousin did not.

Moore’s relatives told WXIN-TV that Halfacre wanted half of a $1,400 stimulus check, and became enraged when she told him that she wouldn’t give him any more than $450 in a take-it-or-leave-it response.

“He wanted some of Jeanettrius’ tax money, stimulus money,” her cousin, Wendy Johnson, told the station. “She said, ‘No, you don’t deserve any of this. I work. I take care of our child. You don’t do anything.”

Her cousin added, “He said, ‘I’m gonna get that money.'”

He then reportedly left Moore’s home, but came back and ended up shooting the family when he couldn’t get his hands on her money.

According to the Post, “Halfacre later returned to the home and started going through Moore’s purse looking for the money when Daquan Moore tried to intervene to help his sister, prompting Halfacre to just start ‘killing everybody.'”

Relatives identified the victims as Moore’s 7-year-old daughter, Eve; Moore’s 23-year-old brother, Daquan Moore; her 44-year-old mother, Tomeeka Brown; and her 35-year-old cousin, Anthony Johnson.

Wendy Johnson added, “He shot Dequan first. He shot Anthony. He turned around, and he shot my Auntie Tomeeka. My Aunt Tomeeka said, ‘Malik!’ and he shot her again. He came back and shot Daquan for the second time and somewhere between little baby Eve got hit somewhere and she was screaming, she was screaming.”

After fatally shooting the four people and injuring Moore, he reportedly fled the scene with his 6-month-old daughter, which triggered an Amber Alert. The child was found unharmed early Sunday morning.

Authorities took Halfacre into custody and charged him with murder, robbery, and attempted murder.

Johnson added, “He told [Moore] that she made him kill everybody. She made him do it.”

Moore was released from the hospital on Monday and is expected to recover.

The family has set up a GoFundMe page to help offset the family members’ final expenses.

At the time of this reporting, the page has brought in more than $18,000 in donations.

What else?

On Tuesday, the Indianapolis Star reported that Halfacre wasn’t supposed to be anywhere near Moore or her home.

“Court records show Halfacre was not allowed to be at the residence where the shooting took place — or in contact with the surviving victim. A restraining order petitioned by his daughter’s mother and granted by a judge Oct. 6, 2020, prohibits Halfacre from going near the woman’s home and says he cannot contact the woman, either directly or indirectly.”

“The woman in the filing indicated she had been ‘a victim of domestic or family violence’ and repeatedly harassed by Halfacre,” the outlet added. “She noted Halfacre had threatened to cause her physical harm.”

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Texas judge and three others arrested on 150 counts of voter fraud

A south Texas justice of the peace was arrested along with three other individuals who face 150 charges of voter fraud altogether.

Medina County Justice of the Peace Tomas Ramirez was arrested on Feb. 11 and is charged on one count of organized election fraud, one count of “assisting voter voting ballot by mail,” and 17 counts of unlawful possession of a ballot or ballot envelope, KABB reports.

He was arrested with Leonor Rivas Garza, Eva Ann Martinez, and Mary Balderrama. All four were indicted by a Bandera Grand Jury on Feb. 9.

Garza, Martinez, and Balderrama were each charged with organized election fraud. They also face multiple charges of illegal voting, unlawful possession of a ballot or ballot envelope, election fraud, fraudulent use of an absentee ballot by mail, tampering with a government record, and purportedly acting as an agent.

According to the Texas attorney general’s office, the case against Ramirez and the others involves allegations of vote harvesting at assisted living centers in Medina County in the 2018 Medina County Primary Election. Ramirez was elected as a justice of the peace in 2018 and was suspended from his position after his arrest.

In a statement, Ramirez said he was “stunned” by the allegations and denied all charges against him:

I was stunned by the allegations because there is absolutely no truth to them. I have spent the last 27 years building my law practice and serving in this community which has created my reputation for fairness, sincerity and integrity. I entered the race for JP because I wanted to serve Medina County and make the office function better for its citizens. I feel I have done exactly that up to this point. For people who know me, these allegations are absurd. To those who don’t, it provides reason to sneer and hate.

I will vigorously defend myself to the fullest extent and I fully expect to be vindicated.

The arrests come as former President Donald Trump continues to allege that the 2020 presidential was illegitimate because of voter fraud. Though there were incidents of attempted voter fraud committed on a relatively small scale, there is no evidence of widespread election fraud occurring in the 2020 election as Trump’s legal team alleged.

Speaking at the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference Sunday, Trump claimed, “This election was rigged, and the Supreme Court and other courts didn’t want to do anything about it.”

“Had we had a fair election, the results would have been much different,” he asserted.

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Texas judge and three others arrested on 150 counts of voter fraud

A south Texas justice of the peace was arrested along with three other individuals who face 150 charges of voter fraud altogether.

Medina County Justice of the Peace Tomas Ramirez was arrested on Feb. 11 and is charged on one count of organized election fraud, one count of “assisting voter voting ballot by mail,” and 17 counts of unlawful possession of a ballot or ballot envelope, KABB reports.

He was arrested with Leonor Rivas Garza, Eva Ann Martinez, and Mary Balderrama. All four were indicted by a Bandera Grand Jury on Feb. 9.

Garza, Martinez, and Balderrama were each charged with organized election fraud. They also face multiple charges of illegal voting, unlawful possession of a ballot or ballot envelope, election fraud, fraudulent use of an absentee ballot by mail, tampering with a government record, and purportedly acting as an agent.

According to the Texas attorney general’s office, the case against Ramirez and the others involves allegations of vote harvesting at assisted living centers in Medina County in the 2018 Medina County Primary Election. Ramirez was elected as a justice of the peace in 2018 and was suspended from his position after his arrest.

In a statement, Ramirez said he was “stunned” by the allegations and denied all charges against him:

I was stunned by the allegations because there is absolutely no truth to them. I have spent the last 27 years building my law practice and serving in this community which has created my reputation for fairness, sincerity and integrity. I entered the race for JP because I wanted to serve Medina County and make the office function better for its citizens. I feel I have done exactly that up to this point. For people who know me, these allegations are absurd. To those who don’t, it provides reason to sneer and hate.

I will vigorously defend myself to the fullest extent and I fully expect to be vindicated.

The arrests come as former President Donald Trump continues to allege that the 2020 presidential was illegitimate because of voter fraud. Though there were incidents of attempted voter fraud committed on a relatively small scale, there is no evidence of widespread election fraud occurring in the 2020 election as Trump’s legal team alleged.

Speaking at the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference Sunday, Trump claimed, “This election was rigged, and the Supreme Court and other courts didn’t want to do anything about it.”

“Had we had a fair election, the results would have been much different,” he asserted.

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Chicago Has Become A Rotting, Decaying, Crime-Ridden Hellhole – And The Rest Of America Will Soon Follow

This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog.

I don’t know why anyone would want to live in Chicago at this point.  According to the latest estimate that I could find, “over 117,000 gang members” currently live in the city, and there is so much violence that it regularly makes headlines all over the globe.

Some of the wealthy areas of Chicago still look nice, but many communities have been transformed into something straight out of a war zone.  Large churches, hospitals, and factories that were once so beautiful are now rotting and decaying all over the city, and a vibrant open-air drug market scares customers away from local businesses.  Sadly, the truth is that the entire country is going down the exact same path that Chicago has gone.

Coming into last year, Chicago was known as one of the murder capitals of the world, but nobody expected the murder rate to spike “by more than 50% in 2020”

Chicago police also released the final crime number for 2020 Friday which showed that shootings and murders jumped up by more than 50% in 2020.

In 2020, there were 769 murders, up considerably compared to the 495 murders tallied in 2019.

As for shootings, the city logged 3,261 last year, a big jump from 2,140 shootings in 2019. The number of shooting victims climbed to 4,033 in 2020, up from 2,598 in 2019.

But even though last year was so horrific, some officials are expressing optimism about the future.

For example, Dr. Faran Bokhari believes that the COVID vaccine is going to make a tremendous difference

“I think our savior is going to be the COVID vaccination,” Dr. Faran Bokhari, Chief of Trauma at Cook County Hospital. “I think people are so tired of being indoors and not being able to do what they usually do.”

Yes, gang members and drug addicts will feel so much better about life and will become a lot less violent once they are vaccinated and can get out into the streets a lot more.

Good luck with all that.

State Representative Marcus Evans has a different strategy in mind.  He believes that banning “Grand Theft Auto” will solve this crisis

It’s no secret that crime is out of control in Illinois and one lawmaker has a solution. In response to an increase in carjackings in Chicago, State Representative Marcus Evans Jr. wants a law passed making it illegal for retailers to sell violent video games to minors. “Grand Theft Auto” is not mentioned in the bill but Evans pointed to that specific game during a press conference on Monday.

Meanwhile, people continue to flee the city of Chicago and the state of Illinois at a staggering pace.

In fact, the exodus that we witnessed in 2020 is being described as “historic”

Illinois recorded a seventh straight year of population loss from July 2019 to July 2020, but the year’s drop was historic – 79,487 residents, the most since World War II and the second largest of any state in raw numbers or percentage of population. Larger declines year over year have also caused Illinois to suffer the largest raw decline in population, and second largest on a percentage basis since 2010, shedding 253,015 people – triple any other state’s losses.

I can understand why so many residents are leaving for greener pastures, but other major cities are also seeing dramatic spikes in crime too.

One study that was recently released found that murder rates in 34 major U.S. cities rose by an average of 30 percent last year

THE HOMICIDE RATE across 34 American cities increased by 30% on average during 2020, according to experts, as the U.S. reeled from the coronavirus pandemic and widespread protests against police brutality.

The newly released report from the National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice found that homicides rose in 29 of the 34 cities studied and that the three largest cities in the sample – New York, Los Angeles and Chicago – accounted for 40% of the additional homicide victims in 2020.

At this point, nearly all of our big cities are becoming unsafe.

If you want to avoid all of the violence, you could try moving to a small town, but that might not work either.

For example, the small town of Chickasha, Oklahoma sounds like it would be a nice place to live, but look at what just happened there

A repeat felon has confessed to killing his neighbor, cutting out her heart and feeding it to his family before murdering his uncle and a four-year-old girl, Oklahoma authorities say.

Lawrence Paul Anderson, 42, allegedly stabbed the neighbor, Andrea Lynn Blankenship, to death at her home in Chickasha on February 9.

Unfortunately, the truth is that our entire society is in the process of melting down all around us, and this process is only going to accelerate during the very difficult years ahead.

The worse economic conditions become, the more desperate people are going to get, and right now more businesses are shutting down with each passing day.

For instance, we just learned that Fry’s Electronics will be permanently shutting down all of their stores

Consumer electronics retailer Fry’s Electronics is going out of business after nearly 36 years.

Fry’s “has made the difficult decision to shut down its operations and close its business permanently as a result of changes in the retail industry and the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic,” the company said in a statement on its website. The company said it has begun the “wind-down” process as of Wednesday and has stopped its normal operations.

As I have discussed in numerous recent articles, poverty is exploding all over America and this economic downturn is hitting those at the bottom of the economic food chain particularly hard.

As this economic crisis grows, those at the bottom of the economic food chain will increasingly be venturing into wealthy neighborhoods to take out their frustrations.

Those with a “Robin Hood mentality” will try to claim that there is “justice” in taking from the rich and giving to the poor, but in reality, it will just be a way to justify the rampant lawlessness in our streets.

The rioting, looting, and violence that we have seen so far is just the beginning.

Much worse is coming, and it won’t be too long before the entire country looks like the streets in the worst parts of Chicago.

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Horowitz: Oklahoma career criminal accused of killing 3 and cooking a human heart had been released by Gov. Stitt

It’s not just in San Francisco and New York City that violent career criminals are being released en masse, only to commit more crimes. Republicans in Oklahoma and other states have bought into this “criminal justice reform” lie – that somehow our system is too tough on criminals, rather than too lenient by a mile. The deception of “low-level criminals” propelling last year’s mass prison release in Oklahoma has now been laid bare by the case of Lawrence Paul Anderson.

Anderson is accused of killing his neighbor, Andrea Lynn Blankenship, 41, on February 12 in Chickasha, cutting out her heart, and cooking it with potatoes at his uncle’s house. He then allegedly killed his uncle, injured his aunt, and killed the couple’s 4-year-old granddaughter.

As soon as I saw the story, I figured that a person like that either had to be a career criminal released early from prison, a known criminally insane person who should have been known to law enforcement, or both.

Well, remember that mass commutation by Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) a little more than a year ago? On Nov. 4, Gov. Stitt commuted the sentences of 527 criminals, in the largest single prison release in U.S. history. To a cheering crowd, he bragged about “second chances” being offered to “low-level” offenders. This was part of a broad effort that has infected even the most conservative states – convincing the public that we have an over-incarceration problem, rather than an under-incarceration problem.

I warned at the time that crime had begun to skyrocket in Oklahoma as a result of several of these measures being implemented in a similar fashion to what was observed in San Francisco.

The people of Oklahoma deserve blame because they ultimately voted for State Question 780 in 2016, which downgraded drug and theft crimes across the board. Proponents spent over $4 million dollars with almost no opposition. But lawmakers followed up in 2018 by making those changes retroactive. They also teed up the ballot intuitive and misled the public about the nature of these crimes.

As I observed in my Nov. 22, 2019, column, “We are not locking up people for minor crimes, and even those locked up for so-called minor crimes are usually not incarcerated for that long — and it’s usually because they had a longer rap sheet of violent crime and violated their parole with theft, drugs, or driving offenses.”

When criminals are locked up for a while, with few exceptions, there is a reason. As Jason Hicks, the president of the Oklahoma District Attorneys Council, warned, many criminals are barely serving time as it is. “A five-year sentence or even up to a 10-year sentence, those folks are serving a very, very small amount of time in DOC on a nonviolent crime,” Hicks said at a 2019 hearing in the House Judiciary Committee. “In fact, you’re going to serve roughly 90 days on a 10-year or less nonviolent crime and, if you haven’t done anything else, you’re getting an ankle bracelet and getting sent back home.”

Well, that brings us back to Anderson, who was released on Jan. 18 as part of this same parole program. As the AP reported: “Anderson had been sentenced in 2017 to 20 years in prison for probation violations on a drug case, the newspaper reported. Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt commuted the sentence last year to nine years in prison, and Anderson was released after serving a little more than three years.”

The public has been convinced that the sort of people who get those sentences are low-level. Drugs and probation violations don’t sound like a big deal. And they might not be for some people, most of whom will never serve time in jail anyway.

According to court records, he was charged in 2006 for attacking his girlfriend with a gun. In 2016, he was charged with felony possession of a firearm, and in 2017 with felony possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, bringing contraband into penal institution, molesting a motor vehicle, and possession of meth. When he was resentenced in 2017 for pointing a gun at a woman, he also told the judge he was taking medication for bipolar disorder. He fits the profile of someone who might be a career violent criminal or mentally ill. This was overlooked when he was released. He had a slew of other drug charges too. Those people tend not to be nonviolent.

Crime in Oklahoma and across the nation is skyrocketing precisely because we reversed the very policies that reduced crime. Since the bottom of the two-decade decline in homicide in 2014, the homicide rate was 34% higher in 2019, according to the FBI Uniform Crime statistics (table 6), and even higher in 2020. 2017, the year after the criminal justice “reforms” were passed, was the highest of all. The homicide rate in Oklahoma City rose 48% from 2014 to 2019.

The reality is that most people with multiple gun and drug charges are the most violent criminals in the country and will go on to commit other violent crimes if left undeterred. Kevin Stitt continued to push even more jailbreak because of coronavirus as well.

The governor, the legislature, and the people got this issue wrong five years ago. But now that we see the results of the jailbreak policies, it’s time to revisit the definition of “low-level offenses.” With Oklahoma experiencing an increase in theft and homelessness just like San Francisco, why will policymakers not re-examine their erroneous premises on criminal justice?

Kevin Stitt and other pro-criminal RINOs incessantly speak of “second chances.” But very few criminals get locked up without having had endless chances, like Anderson. Moreover, “parole violations” are often for gun crimes, as was the case with Anderson. Yet in their rush to brag about releasing as many criminals as possible, they failed to analyze the profile and criminal history that led to the final incarcerations on their respective records.

Grady County District Attorney Jason Hicks is right that the legislature needs to shift its focus to protecting citizens, not criminals. “This has to be addressed by the Legislature, sooner rather than later, because more people are going to get killed,” the prosecutor said. “We’re seeing this all over the state. Repeat offenders go to prison. They’re not there very long. And they come home and they’re committing crimes just like this.”‘

As Hicks noted, at the time, the parole board was considering hundreds of cases in order to release as many people as possible. It’s one thing to carefully comb through files to see if some people don’t need to be incarcerated. However, any honest reform would have to simultaneously focus on all those violent criminals who should be locked up who aren’t in prison, which are much more numerous. But this was never about proper reforms; this was always about de-incarceration at all costs.

Maybe someday, Republicans and the phony “conservative” special interest groups will go back to focusing on victims of crime instead of criminals. Until then, red-state governors will continue to pursue the same dangerous and radical policies as the Soros prosecutor in San Francisco.

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Police billboard warns UK citizens that ‘being offensive’ is against the law — and the backlash is brutal

A photo of a billboard displayed on a street by Merseyside Police in the United Kingdom has been getting a good bit of attention.

Meant to show solidarity with the LGBTQ community and encourage people to report hate crimes, the banner warned citizens that “being offensive is an offence,” Metro reported.

What was the reaction?

After the photo of the banner hit Twitter over the weekend, folks hit back — hard:

“Utterly chilling,” one commenter wrote. “In a free society the right to be offensive is fundamental. This isn’t North Korea!”

Others reacted similarly:

  • “Being offensive is NOT an offence,” another user wrote, “despite your nonsense corrupted interpretation of hate crime laws, sometimes in debate you may offend people who are easily offended … that is NOT a crime … it’s debate, and it’s time you stopped the bloody overreach.”
  • “I’m a gay man, and I don’t appreciate this kind of heavy-handed intimidation telling people how to speak and think,” another user said. “[P]eoples’ minds change through dialogue … not by you telling people what they can say.”
  • “According to your van, being ‘offensive’ is actually a crime — and there’s a big man with a stick to get the message across,” another user said. “Do you actually understand freedom of speech as a right in this country?”
  • “This is a catastrophe. I’m gay, and I spent a chunk of my childhood living in Bromborough. You’ve harmed gay people with this crap because it looks like we’re demanding special treatment,” another commenter noted. “It’s a horrible look. Just get back to proper policing.”

And we can always count on British TV host Piers Morgan to properly lampoon governmental attempts to regulate speech, and he blasted police for the billboard on “Good Morning Britain”:

What happened next?

Soon after the backlash hit, Merseyside Police apologized for the message conveyed on the billboard.

“We would like to clarify that ‘being offensive’ is not in itself an ‘offense,'” Superintendent Martin Earl noted in a Monday statement, adding that although “well-intentioned,” the message “was incorrect, and we apologize for any confusion this may have caused.”

Earl still emphasized that “hate crime is an offence and will not be tolerated” and “can come in various guises that can include assault, criminal damage, verbal, and written online abuse.”

Anything else?

U.K. free speech and hate crime law differ from American law. According to the Daily Mail, “general offensive comments are not crimes” across the pond. In addition, a hate crime perpetrator must be “motivated by hostility or demonstrating hostility toward the victim” based on the victim’s “protected characteristics” (e.g., disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, or transgender identity), the outlet added.

More from the Daily Mail:

A hate crime can include verbal abuse, intimidation, threats, harassment, assault and bullying, as well as damage to property. The perpetrator can also be a friend, carer, or acquaintance who exploits their relationship with the victim for financial gain or some other criminal purpose.

However, even comments that do not qualify as hate crimes can be logged by police as “non-crime hate incidents.”

Reports of non-crime hate incidents can show up in criminal record checks for six years, yet there are no grounds to appeal against them.

Some 120,000 people have received them so far.

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Horowitz: As criminals take advantage of hands-off justice system, feds clamp down on political prisoners

For the past decade, I’ve been trying to raise awareness about the harms of the weak-on-crime policies being advocated by both parties. As crime continues to surge, even the most violent career criminals are released on little or no bail, a growing phenomenon that is responsible for most of the violent crimes committed in the country. The insipid mantra of the de-incarceration crowd is that we shouldn’t lock people up for low-level offenses. I have long wondered what they consider to be high-level offenses. Now we have our answer. It is you and me.

We are now living in an America where accused murderers and rapists with long rap sheets are released without bail, while Trump supporters are being held without the opportunity to post even high bail for nebulous charges of trespassing on public property. All of us want violent criminals punished, but as Julie Kelly of American Greatness found after examining 200 indictments related to the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, nearly all of them were charged with trespassing for simply taking selfies in the Capitol.

Take the case of Jessica Watkins. She is being charged with disorderly conduct, entering a restricted building, and obstruction of an official proceeding. She has no prior record, and these are the quintessential “low-level” crimes I’ve been hearing the left lament for years in the context of the discussion of over-incarceration. Yet the Feds are asking that she be held without bail because she has spoken to friends about the need for a revolution.

By that standard, tens of millions of Trump-haters could have been held without bail for the comments they regularly spewed about him for years, especially when they were involved in Black Lives Matter riots. The fact that people are being charged, much less held without bond, for taking selfies in the Capitol, with no evidence that they engaged in assault or theft, is further disturbing because by the government’s own admission, some police officers let them in. Last week, the Capitol Hill police announced the suspension of six officers and an investigation into the actions of 29 others because they are suspected of letting in the crowd. Absent evidence of other criminal behavior, it is indefensible to charge civilians with trespassing before this investigation is complete.

It’s also disturbing that they continue to lie about the death of Officer Brian Sicknick to use it as a pretext for labeling any and all opposition to the Left as insurrection and sedition and treating the entry into the Capitol differently from any other commensurate crime.

Let’s be clear: The only political violence that has taken place since Jan. 6 fomented by a group that wants to overthrow the government is from Antifa. Antifa’s adherents have committed clear-cut violent crimes, yet few of them are arrested and none of them are held without bail. Thus, when attorney general nominee Merrick Garland compares Trump supporters to Timothy McVeigh and vows to focus on “domestic terrorism” but refuses to mention Antifa, you know this is not about justice, but about a sadistic persecution. In fact, he told the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that Antifa’s attacks are not terrorism because they occur at night. It’s all about a two-tiered system. Which is why, when Garland promises to fight discrimination, he doesn’t mean the systemic anti-white bias at every level of the corporate culture.

The two-tiered justice system is even more appalling when you examine the number of rapists and murderers who have been set free on low or no bail in recent years in all of America’s major cities. While there is zero evidence of any of the Capitol Hill protesters committing crimes outside that day, most crime in this country is committed by repeat violent offenders released under “criminal justice reform measures.”

Just to pick a recent example from Chicago, America’s murder capital, Oscar Grissett was just bonded out of jail again by a liberal advocacy group despite a history of manslaughter, robbery, and committing crimes while on parole. Here is his timeline according to CWB Chicago:

  • In 1992, Grissett was paroled from a two-year sentence for aggravated battery causing great bodily harm.
  • Just four weeks later, he was charged with murder after driving a stolen car and killing a pedestrian with it while fleeing from police. He received a 25-year sentence, but despite 100 disciplinary actions while in prison, he still got out early, even though this was during the two decades of “tough on crime” sentencing.
  • In 2010, he was convicted of theft and robbery again and sentenced to two 15-year terms and a 9.5-year term, but of course wound up being paroled by 2018.
  • Shortly thereafter, he was convicted for another robbery of a store and sentenced to just four years, but was released after less than two years in March 2020.
  • While he was on parole, prosecutors charged him with two counts of felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle and felony burglary in September of last year. One would think that given his rap sheet and the fact that he was unrepentant from three decades of crime, he would be held without bail. But instead he was offered just $25,000 cash bail, which was paid for by “the Bail Project,” a left-wing group that is against pre-trial holding (but would never bail out Trump supporters for low-level charges of trespassing on public property).
  • So, what did Grissett do while out on bail again? Police arrested him on December 8 for stealing a car and then holding up a store clerk at a pet store and stealing money from the cash register.
  • Yet despite all this, last Friday, Judge Susana Ortiz set his bail at $100,000 for the pet store robbery and ordered Grissett to go onto electronic monitoring if he posts bond.

Rather than pushing reforms to stop this leaky justice system, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill nearly abolishing cash bail.

The case of Oscar Grissett is not an aberration. It represents the prototypical career criminal who is never properly deterred or stopped in our justice system. It’s in this world that Trump supporters are now being held without possibility of even posting bail on charges of trespassing in a public building, even if they didn’t engage in violence and did not have a prior record.

While the DOJ and the DHS focus on the nonexistent threat of ubiquitous violence from Trump supporters, nearly every major city is seeing a surge in crime thanks to the reduction in prison and jail incarcerations. Philadelphia is experiencing an even worse crime year than last year, which was the worst in a generation, when Philly had the second highest number of murders on record. Over the weekend, the violence spread to the suburb of Norristown, where one was killed and four were injured while children were enjoying a night of bowling with their families.

Perhaps it will take the violence spilling over into the suburbs, where some suburban voters have become woke, for them to realize that it is the career violent offenders who need to be locked up to ensure their family’s safety, not Trump voters.

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If You Believe Life Will “Return To Normal”, You Have A Fundamental Misunderstanding Of The Times In Which We Live

Despite all of the craziness that is going on out there, many pundits are trying to convince us that life will soon “return to normal” and that great days are just around the corner.  They are telling us this despite the fact that the state of Texas has been in a state of collapse this week, the real economy continues to implode, the unemployment numbers are going up, civil unrest continues to rage in our streets on a nightly basis, and our entire planet continues to become even more unstable.  Those that believe that happy days are here again have a fundamental misunderstanding of the times in which we live.  This isn’t a period of time when America is going to “build back better”.  Rather, this is a time when America is going to go even deeper into “the perfect storm”.

One of the reasons why so many on the left are feeling optimistic right now is because the COVID pandemic appears to be subsiding

According to a CNN analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University, the US is seeing a 29% decline in new Covid-19 cases compared to this time last week, the steepest one-week decline the US has seen during the pandemic.

Improvements have been made; in a White House briefing Friday, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said the US continues to see a five-week decline, with the seven-day average of cases declining 69% since peaking on January 11.

We are being told that if the numbers continue to plummet like this, soon there won’t be a need for masks, social distancing and other restrictive measures any longer.

In fact, James Hamblin says that there is a possibility that “pre-pandemic life will return even before summer is upon us”

If all of this holds true, it would mean that many aspects of pre-pandemic life will return even before summer is upon us. Because case numbers guide local policies, much of the country could soon have reason to lift many or even most restrictions on distancing, gathering, and masking. Pre-pandemic norms could return to schools, churches, and restaurants. Sports, theater, and cultural events could resume. People could travel and dance indoors and hug grandparents, their own or others’. In most of the U.S., the summer could feel … “normal.”

But is this pandemic really over, or is it just transitioning into a new chapter?

According to the Daily Mail, the number of confirmed cases of “Super COVID” in the United States is now doubling every 10 days…

There are now more than 1,600 cases of the UK’s B117 ‘super covid’ variant in the US, according to a DailyMail.com analysis. Cases are doubling approximately every 10 days, according to a recent Scripps Research Institute study.

‘Super covid’ cases have exploded in two states that took opposite approaches to the pandemic: California, which has been under some of the nation’s strictest lockdowns, and Florida which has never had a mask mandate.

Cases of the 70 percent more infectious variant have exploded to 433 in Florida, in less than one month since the first case was discovered there.

Of course many experts are far more concerned about the new COVID variants that have emerged in Brazil and South Africa.  Both of those variants have now made it to the U.S., and we already know that the current vaccines don’t work very well against the South African variant.

Meanwhile, the U.S. economy continues to crumble right in front of our eyes.

On Thursday, we learned that another 861,000 Americans filed new claims for unemployment benefits last week…

Last week’s initial jobless claims soared to 861,000, despite more states and cities lifting restrictive business measures amid a decline in the number of coronavirus cases. Economists had predicted around 773,000 first-time claims for the week ended Feb. 13. Data for the previous week was revised up to 848,000 from 793,000.

Unemployment claims have been at catastrophic levels for nearly a year, and now they are starting to surge higher once again.

We also just learned that a whopping 92 percent of all restaurants in New York City “could not afford to pay their rent in December”

A new report from the NYC Hospitality Alliance shows the extreme financial problems restaurants in New York City are facing, as 92% of the city’s restaurants could not afford to pay their rent in December.

The number has steadily worsened throughout the pandemic, from 80% of restaurants in June 2020 not being able to pay rent.

92 percent!

That isn’t what a “recession” looks like.

The truth is that we are in an economic depression, and there is no end in sight.

At the same time, communities all over the U.S. continue to be plagued by civil unrest and crime.

In cities such as Seattle, violent protests and riots have essentially become a nightly occurrence at this point.  But most of the violence that we are witnessing is old-fashioned crime.  One study found that murder rates in major U.S. cities were up by an average of 30 percent last year, and the chaos has continued into 2021.  If you want to see an example of the lawlessness that is prevailing in our urban areas right now, just watch this video.

On top of everything else, our entire planet continues to behave in very unusual ways.

For instance, on Friday morning there was a magnitude 4.2 earthquake in Oklahoma

4.2-magnitude earthquake shook Oklahoma and Kansas Friday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reports.

The 4.3-mile deep quake hit near Manchester, Oklahoma, at 7:56 a.m. CST, according to the USGS. Manchester is in northern Oklahoma near the state’s border with Kansas.

It is not normal to see earthquakes of that size in the middle of the country, but of course we are moving into times when all of the old rules will no longer apply.

Earlier this month, I wrote an article about how volcanoes all along the Ring of Fire have been “starting to pop off like firecrackers”.  I believe that we have entered a time when we will see natural disasters become increasingly frequent and increasingly powerful, and despite all of our advanced technology we are exceedingly vulnerable.

Just look at what just took place in Texas.  A single wave of cold weather plunged the state into a nightmare scenario.

If cold weather can cause this much chaos in Texas, what would a much more severe long-term emergency mean for our entire nation?

The events of the past week should be a wake up call for all of us, because the road ahead is certainly not going to get any easier.

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The Reason Why A Lot Of People Are Leaving San Francisco Might Surprise You

Over the past year we have seen a mass exodus from major cities along the west coast, but what is happening to San Francisco is particularly sad.  Once upon a time, San Francisco was one of the most beautiful cities on the entire planet.  There is so much culture there, and the rolling hills make it a place like no other.  And thanks to the tech boom in Silicon Valley, it has become one of the most prosperous cities in the whole country.  So why have hordes of San Francisco residents decided to leave and never look back?

Well, there are a lot of factors at work.

First of all, the cost of living has gotten wildly out of control.  A postage stamp of an apartment will cost you thousands of dollars per month to rent, and a lot of people don’t like paying 17 dollars for a salad.

For others, the extremely high taxes and the insane politicians are more than enough of a reason to leave the state.  The lockdowns that were instituted by Governor Gavin Newsom have destroyed thousands of small businesses, and many former small business owners have pledged that they will never go back to California under any circumstances.

In San Francisco in particular, open drug abuse in the streets has made headlines all over the globe in recent years.  The streets are constantly littered with drug needles and piles of human feces, and that isn’t pleasant.

On top of everything else, there is always the threat of more wildfires and a giant earthquake could strike the coast at literally any moment.

But none of those things are what this article is about.

This article is about the huge spike in crime that is driving countless people away from San Francisco.

When he was able to get a job with a tech company four years ago, Kieran Blubaugh jumped at the chance to live in San Francisco, and at first everything seemed great

Kieran Blubaugh dreamed of living in California when he was growing up in Indiana. He played the Tony Hawk Pro Skater video game and envisioned himself skateboarding down San Francisco’s crazy hills.

After paying off his student loans four years ago, he landed a job with a tech company and moved to San Francisco. At first, life was heavenly. He had a seven-minute commute on his motorcycle. He could pay $30 to see Incubus, one of his favorite bands, a short walk from his apartment.

Unfortunately, his infatuation with the region did not last long.

Even though he was located in a good part of the city, crime just kept getting worse and worse, and eventually he decided that enough was enough

Soon, however, his California dream soured. Thieves broke into his locked garage and did $8,000 worth of damage to his motorcycle, doubling his insurance rates. His dog nearly died after eating human feces on the sidewalk. Seeing people either getting arrested or being treated for an overdose outside a nearby building was a regular occurrence.

“And I live in a nice part of town,” said Blubaugh, 33.

With each passing year, the criminals just keep becoming even more brazen.

Not too long ago, San Francisco resident Ben Couillard had someone watch his house while he was away, and that individual actually had to confront someone that was trying to break into the house

He said the house sitter came face-to-face with the suspicious person who had turned his attention away from the vehicles and to the house.

“So she saw him through the window and basically when she asked him, you know, ‘Can I help you?’ Like, what are you doing as he’s trying to break in? And he said to her, like, ‘Go upstairs, (expletive) or I’ll kill you.”

What would you do if that happened to you?

You could call the San Francisco police, and they may or may not show up eventually.

Meanwhile, the junkies will continue to roam throughout your neighborhood as they search for things to steal so that they can sell them for more drugs.

The other night, San Francisco officials held a “virtual town hall” to discuss the crime wave.  Residents were told that criminals are starting to target residents more frequently because they don’t have many tourists to prey upon these days

San Francisco Supervisor Hillary Ronen, District Attorney Chesa Boudin, and the captain of the police department overseeing the area, held a virtual town hall with residents of the community Wednesday night to address their concerns.

They attribute what they say is an increase in crime to “economic desperation” and “tourism has gone down so substantially in San Francisco that criminal rings that targeted tourists in areas that tourists frequent no longer have tourists there,” said Supervisor Ronen.

Please remind me not to visit San Francisco as a tourist any time soon.

Sadly, we are seeing the exact same thing happen to San Francisco that has happened to countless other communities all across the nation.  Like so many other major cities, it has become a crime-ridden, drug-infested hellhole, and this has happened even though northern California is swimming in hundreds of billions of dollars from the tech industry.

After telling a reporter why he left the state, Kieran Blubaugh was asked how conditions in the state could be improved.  This was his answer

“We need more police. There’s a general lawlessness that’s just scary.”

Isn’t that ironic?

The “defund the police” movement has been pushing California cities such as San Francisco to greatly reduce police funding, but Blubaugh insists that the solution is more police.

And Blubaugh is not exactly an elderly curmudgeon.  In fact, he is just 33 years old.

Of course the phrase “general lawlessness” could be used to describe the condition of the United States as a whole.  We have become an upside down society where good is evil and evil is good, and as a result we have totally lost our way.

Unless we completely reverse course, the “general lawlessness” in our country is only going to intensify in the years ahead.

But we aren’t going to reverse course, are we?

At this point, we appear to have a national love affair with evil, and the consequences of that love affair are going to be very bitter indeed.

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Vandals target and attack home of Trump impeachment lawyer

Vandals attacked the home of one of former President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense lawyers Friday, according to police.

Authorities said the vandalism happened around 8 p.m. Friday at the Philadelphia-area home of attorney Michael van der Veen, ABC News reported.

The Philadelphia Inquirer said that vandals smashed windows and spray-painted “TRAITOR” and an arrow pointing to the house in red on van der Veen’s driveway after he spent hours earlier that day presenting Trump’s impeachment trial defense on the floor of the U.S. Senate. Van der Veen’s wife discovered the vandalism and reported it to the police.

The attorney told Fox News that his home was attacked and that his family, business, and employees are facing threats.

“My home was attacked,” van der Veen said Saturday on Fox News. “To answer your question, my entire family, my business, my law firm are under siege right now. I don’t really want to go into that, though.”

The Inquirer reported that demonstrators with the group Refuse Fascism gathered outside van der Veen’s law office chanting, “When van der Veen lies, what do you do? Convict. Convict.”

Fox News added that the van der Veens hired private security for their home in the wake of the attack.

Fellow Trump impeachment attorney Bruce Castor reiterated to Fox News that van der Veen’s house had been attacked, then revealed that his house, too, had been “the subject of unrest.”

“I was a homicide prosector for decades, so I have some experience with death threats and vandalism at my home, and my wife and police dealt with that at our house,” Castor said in response to questions about how difficult the trial has been on the defense team. “But the rest of the team don’t have that sort of experience.”

“It’s been very unsettling. Mr. van der Veen’s house was vandalized last night,” he said, adding, “My house was the subject of unrest.”

Castor then warned about the threat of attacking lawyers who are paid to represent people that many people might not like.

“These people are lawyers, and they expect to do their jobs without having fear for their personal safety,” he said. “If the country has reached the point where somebody who needs a lawyer, that lawyer is themselves attacked, where are we going to be going forward when somebody truly is in need of counsel and can’t find one because they’re afraid to defend a person who represents what half the country thinks is an unpopular cause?”

West Whiteland Township Police Department Detective Scott Pezick told ABC News on Sunday that no arrests have been made so far in the attack on van der Veen’s home and that there currently are no suspects. He added that police have increased their presence in the attorney’s neighborhood.

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Report: Liars, cheaters, and scammers have stolen more than $100 billion of coronavirus aid

Waste, fraud, and abuse of taxpayer money in the coronavirus relief package Congress passed last year have reached “staggering” levels, to an extent not fully known but estimated to be more than $100 billion, according to a report from NBC News.

Last year, while the American people were in the full grip of economic hardship imposed on them by the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, the United States Congress passed a $2 trillion spending bill to provide economic relief. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, was intended to give needed aid to 17 million unemployed people, help small businesses survive, and provide stimulus checks for every nearly American.

But liars, cheaters, and scammers have swindled billions of dollars from the U.S. government, stealing money from taxpayers and depriving people in need of the economic relief Congress appropriated for them during the pandemic.

“The Labor Department inspector general has yet to complete a full investigation but, based on previous programs, estimates at least $63 billion of the $630 billion in disbursements has been misspent,” NBC News reported Saturday. “The full scope of the loss in taxpayer funds is likely many times higher, experts and officials say, soaring well beyond $100 billion.”

In California, one fraud scheme disrupted by police cost taxpayers an estimated $11 million. Police say a social services business charged non-qualifying individuals $700 each to file false unemployment claims.

“This isn’t just an Orange County problem. It isn’t just a California problem,” Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer said. “This is a breakdown of catastrophic proportions that has failed the American taxpayer.”

California is currently conducting a review of its COVID-19 relief program and estimates that fraud may have cost taxpayers as much as $30 billion, or 27% of relief spending. In Nebraska, an audit of unemployment benefit spending found that about 66% of payments made last June were misspent. Many states have not reviewed their coronavirus relief spending, so the total amount of fraud nationwide remains difficult to quantify, but nevertheless massive.

“In California, this is unquestionably the largest fraud against public agencies in our history,” Vern Pierson, president of the California District Attorneys Association, said. “Increasingly we are learning there could be fraud of historic proportions nationwide. While we don’t know the exact price tag, we know the amount of the loss of taxpayers is staggering.”

Law enforcement experts interviewed by NBC News described how the federal government relied on state agencies to distribute coronavirus relief funds, despite warnings that these agencies were ill-equipped to deal with con artists and other criminal organizations.

For example, one new program flagged by the Labor Department as “high risk,” the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, was intended to help gig workers, caregivers, and self-employed people collect unemployment insurance. These workers typically don’t qualify for federal unemployment insurance, but Congress mandated that coronavirus relief be made available to them. So state agencies had to rely on self-reported work history to determine who qualified to claim unemployment checks. Facing a “crushing” volume of claims made and political pressure to get people coronavirus relief, states also relaxed oversight on spending. An auditor in Kentucky reportedly found that the program’s oversight was so weakened that the state actually violated federal law.

Criminals obviously exploited the program, and the full extent of widespread fraud is currently unknown and being investigated by several state governments. The most prolific fraudsters appear to be transnational organized crime rings located in West Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe, law enforcement officials told NBC News.

The U.S. Department of Justice has created a task force to investigate fraud nationwide. According to the DOJ, more than 100 defendants have been charged across 71 cases related to CARES Act unemployment fraud. NBC reports federal law enforcement has seized or frozen $65 million, about half of the losses associated with the crimes.

In December, months after the CARES Act was passed, Congress finally required states to verify the identity of unemployment claimants. ID.me, a company contracted with 21 states to combat the “veritable tsunami” of fraud, told NBC News the criminal activity facing states is a “national crisis.”

ID.me said that in about 20% of the fraudulent claims, identity thieves use Social Security numbers and other personal information stolen in data breaches. Another 10% of fraud schemes are “social engineering” scams where criminals convince a victim to share personal data or cooperate in fraud by posing as potential employers or even government officials. Some thieves have used computer-generated 3D-printed masks of victims’ faces to pass identity verification checks.

The fraud is so brazen that criminals have stolen the identities of high-profile political figures like Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R), and Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul.

Millions of Americans who have received 1099 tax forms from the IRS without receiving benefits may be victims of fraud.

In a statement, the Labor Department told NBC News: “We are working on a comprehensive approach to partnering with states to minimize fraud, waste and abuse, while making sure Americans who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own are able to receive the benefits they deserve and desperately need.”

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Ransomware Profitability

Analyzing cryptocurrency data, a research group has estimated a lower-bound on 2020 ransomware revenue: $350 million, four times more than in 2019.

Based on the company’s data, among last year’s top earners, there were groups like Ryuk, Maze (now-defunct), Doppelpaymer, Netwalker (disrupted by authorities), Conti, and REvil (aka Sodinokibi).

Ransomware is now an established worldwide business.

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64 arrested, 2 women rescued in sex slavery and human trafficking sting

An investigation by a multi-agency task force into online prostitution resulted in the arrests of 64 people in California. Operation Reclaim & Rebuild was led by the Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force.

From Jan. 24 to Jan. 28, sting operations were held in the California cities of Lake Elsinore, La Quinta, Murrieta, Riverside, Palm Desert, and Temecula. Over the span of four days, there were 62 people arrested for solicitation of prostitution, one person for lewd purposes, and one person for aiding a person to commit prostitution, according to a press release from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

The task force also rescued two women who are believed to be sex trafficking victims. Authorities suspect that the victims were forced to engage in acts of prostitution against their will. The women were referred to victim services for assistance.

The operation was carried out by the Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force, La Quinta Special Enforcement Team, Palm Desert Special Enforcement Team, Lake Elsinore Special Enforcement Team, Temecula Special Enforcement Team, Riverside Police Department, and Murrieta Police Department.

Operation Reclaim & Rebuild is an annual multi-agency statewide initiative that focuses on rescuing victims of sexual slavery and human trafficking, identifying and arresting their captors, and disrupting demand for these vulnerable victims. Operation Reclaim & Rebuild is timed to coincide with National Human Trafficking Awareness Month and serves as a reminder that human trafficking will not be tolerated in California.

During last year’s Operation Reclaim & Rebuild, which included more than 70 law enforcement agencies, 518 people were arrested, and 87 victims were recovered, including 11 minors.

Also in January, a multi-agency human trafficking operation led by the FBI rescued 33 missing children in California.

In November, the U.S. Marshals Service located 27 missing children in Virginia during “Operation Find Our Children.”

In October, the Marshals announced the recovery of 45 endangered children and 178 arrests in Ohio and West Virginia during “Operation Autumn Hope.”

On Oct. 1, the Marshals Service said they rescued 11 children in New Orleans, two of whom were said to be in “extreme danger.”

On Sept. 21, U.S. Marshals recovered 35 missing children in Ohio during “Operation Safety Net.”

On Sept. 4, Marshals declared that they had rescued eight “highly endangered” missing children during “Operation Homecoming” in Indiana.

On Aug. 27, “Operation Not Forgotten” led to the discovery of 39 missing children in Georgia and Florida. Law enforcement stated that the children were between the ages of 3 and 17. Of the 39 endangered children, 15 were victims of sex trafficking.

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Horowitz: America’s most violent year

We have domestic terrorism in this country, all right. It’s just that it emanates almost exclusively from the left and violent career criminals. When will our focus shift to those people? And if not, what’s the purpose of having law enforcement other than to empower a tyrannical government?

Every last person involved in the Capitol riot will be brought to justice … and then some. But when will the people responsible for the most violent year be brought to justice?

It’s not just the widespread arson, looting, vandalism, and blocking of roads we continue to see from Antifa and Black Lives Matter even now, into 2021. It’s the widespread effects of the lawlessness and deterrent against policing (rather than against criminals) that has led to the sharpest one-year increase in crime in recent history.

Earlier this week, Manhattan Institute scholar Heather Mac Donald penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal revealing some startling crime statistics from 2020:

  • “Murder was up nearly 37% in a sample of 57 large and medium-size cities.” Some cities experienced sharper increases: 95% in Milwaukee, 78% in Louisville, Ky., 74% in Seattle, 72% in Minneapolis, 62% in New Orleans, and 58% in Atlanta, for example.
  • In total, at least 2,000 more Americans were killed in 2020 than in 2019.
  • This year, we witnessed brazen attacks on black children through gang warfare and drive-by shootings. “Fifty-five children were killed in Chicago in 2020, 17 in St. Louis, and 11 in Philadelphia. In South Los Angeles alone, 40 children were shot, some non-lethally, through September.”

Mac Donald points out that most media figures and politicians blame the spike in violence on the stress of the pandemic. To the extent that this is not an indictment of their lockdown policies, Mac Donald observes the obvious fact that crime actually fell for the first few months of the pandemic and only rose at the end of May with the rise of BLM, the rioting, and the attacks on police.

It’s not just the war on cops, but the war on incarceration. Virginia Democrats, for example, are debating SB 1370, a bill that will enable judges to retroactively shorten life sentences for some of the state’s worst murderers. Many county jails have been emptied of their criminals thanks to endless rounds of de-incarceration “reforms.” It’s taking its toll on the streets.

The tragic irony is that as politicians abolish bail, shorten sentences, and drop prosecution of career violent criminals or rioters, the entire force of the federal law enforcement apparatus and some state law enforcements are being harnessed against conservative activists and Trump supporters, even those who did not engage in violence at the Capitol. Thus, we are now confronted with even more street violence as law enforcement stands down against the mayhem staring them in the face and leaves no stone unturned in persecuting Trump supporters.

In lower Manhattan this week, a flash mob ruthlessly beat a man on the street, leaving him bloodied and naked. Do you think for a minute those “youths” will be brought to justice? Do you think law enforcement will use technology to track down and prosecute even those who were in the vicinity of the attack, like they are doing with Capitol Hill?

The reality is that politicians only protect their own. You can beat civilians and destroy private property, because those are not sacred to our government. Then again, even public property, if demolished by the left, is not that sacred. The man who pleaded guilty to burning down the third precinct police station of the Minneapolis PD last May faces, at most, four years in prison before the early release programs likely trim the sentence down further. Hundreds of people were involved in the burning, but no more than four perpetrators will be charged at all. I’m sure the man caught moving Nancy Pelosi’s lectern in the Capitol will serve more time in federal prison.

As the media and government obsessively focus on “right-wing terrorism,” it’s not like the violence they are ignoring is ancient history. It’s still happening. The violence in 2021 looks to be getting even worse. Shootings in south Los Angeles are up 742%. Eleven people have already been killed in Oakland, as compared to just one at the same date in 2020. Antifa continues to riot and block streets with impunity in places like Tacoma, Seattle, and Portland every single day. There is no safety net or backstop to the lawlessness as the entire law enforcement apparatus of the federal government trains its fire on Trump supporters.

Which raises the uncomfortable question: Should conservatives join with the left and support abolishing the police, at least the urban police departments (as opposed to rural sheriffs)? Throw in the FBI and the federal law enforcement agencies while we’re are at it. If ordered liberty is no longer an option on the menu because the government refuses to do its core job and deter crime and violence, why should we have law enforcement around to be used as a blunt instrument against us and as an enforcement for tyranny? Why should we have law enforcement standing at the ready to arrest single moms like Larvita McFarquhar for opening her restaurant in Minnesota as violence pervades the streets of their cities uncontrollably?

What good is law enforcement if the only time they are effective is in enforcing COVID fascism, hampering us from defending ourselves against Antifa, clamping down on the First Amendment, and generally empowering despotic regimes to supplant our Constitution? I’d rather suffer from plain anarchy than a dystopian mix of anarchy for the fringe left and tyranny for the rest of us.

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Police arrest 4 suspects between the ages of 12 and 14 after a teen girl was violently stabbed to death at a Louisiana Walmart and entire incident was streamed online

Police arrested four pre-teens and teens ages 12 through 14 after a 15-year-old girl was stabbed to death at a Lake Charles, Louisiana, Walmart on Saturday.

What are the details?

According to a report from ABC News, authorities responded to the Walmart on Saturday evening for calls of a fight and discovered that a 15-year-old girl had been stabbed.

The stabbing reportedly took place during a fight with four other girls, all of whom were allegedly younger than the teen victim.

First responders transported the young girl to a local hospital, where she died.

In a statement, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office said that the motive behind the fight and subsequent attack is unknown.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso said that the kids reportedly “stole knives from the actual store where they were at.”

“It is really heartbreaking when we have to come in and pick up the pieces because so many families are damaged after this,” he added.

“Our whole case unfolded before us through live Facebook and Instagram,” Mancuso revealed. “We have videos of everything that took place and it’s very disturbing. The whole murder was played out on [social media] so, again, there appeared to be no remorse. It was very cold to see 12, 13, 14, and 15-year-olds acting this way and we as a society can’t tolerate it. We cannot let this plague take over our community.”

Mancuso added, “This is the third homicide in six months that we’ve had that involved juveniles that range from 11 to 16 years old. They come from all backgrounds, all races. This is just a problem that we are having with kids having access to weapons, or stealing weapons.”

According to KPLC-TV, the fight may have started at a movie theater before resulting in the Walmart fatality.

All four juveniles were booked into a local juvenile detention center. Authorities charged at least one juvenile with second-degree murder and charged the other three girls with principal to second-degree murder.

The investigation remains ongoing, and Mancuso said that there could be further arrests in the case.

KATC-TV on Sunday reported that Mancuso and parish law enforcement will aggressively enforce curfews set by state and local laws, which, at the time of this reporting, are 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and midnight to 5 a.m. on weekends, local time.

“This is not something we can police our way out of,” he added. “I just don’t feel like this is a police matter. This is a parenting issue. People need to know where their kids are. They need to know what’s going on in their lives. We’re going to take some aggressive steps. This is going to be parish-wide, every city, we’re all going to be on the same page. We’re going to have zero tolerance on curfew violators.”

Mancuso said that it’s up to parents to take control.

“They have to,” he explained. “We can’t do this. We can arrest them, but that’s not going to solve the problem. It’s going to take parenting; knowing where their kids are, what they’re involved in, what they’re doing. You’re dropping kids off, they’re not supervised.”

“We’re asking everybody to step up and get involved,” he pleaded. “All of us: parents, grandparents, store owners. We can’t let this happen, because it’s going to get worse and it’s going to get completely out of control. We as a society cannot tolerate this behavior. We cannot sit back and let this happen.”

Any people with information on the case are asked to call the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office at (337) 491-3605.

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Video: Suspect plows Florida cop with stolen car, sends her airborne. Police swarm and take the driver down.

New video out of Florida shows a suspect in a stolen car ramming a sheriff’s deputy while trying to escape and sending the officer flying through the air.

What happened?

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office reported the incident in a press release Thursday.

According to the agency, police had been on the lookout for a stolen white Ford Taurus. The suspect, Katarina Vanfossen, reportedly had escaped arrest following a traffic crash she caused while attempting to elude deputies.

Later that day, thanks to help from airborne deputies, law enforcement said it was able to track down 23-year-old Vanfossen in a local parking lot and began to pen her in, which is where the video posted by the sheriff’s office picks up.

On the video, police can be seen cornering the stolen car. At this point, the driver began to attempt to pull out of the parking lot. When a police vehicle blocked the way, Vanfossen then backed up and tried to get an angle to get around the vehicle.


Image source: Manatee County Sheriff’s Office YouTube video screenshot

The unnamed deputy who had put her vehicle in the suspect’s path then exited her rig in an attempt to stop and detain Vanfossen. According to the Manatee County Sheriff Office’s press release, the deputy gave Vanfossen verbal commands, but the driver didn’t listen.


Image source: Manatee County Sheriff’s Office YouTube video screenshot

At this point, the suspect hit the gas, rammed the deputy, and sent her flying when the stolen car struck another police vehicle.


Image source: Manatee County Sheriff’s Office YouTube video screenshot


Image source: Manatee County Sheriff’s Office YouTube video screenshot

Vanfossen, the MCSO said, then exited vehicle, at which point the video shows at least four officers, with guns drawn, swarm her, and take her into custody.


Image source: Manatee County Sheriff’s Office YouTube video screenshot


Image source: Manatee County Sheriff’s Office YouTube video screenshot

According to the MCSO press release, the deputy did suffer various injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. She was reportedly in good condition and was expected to be released from the hospital later that day.

Vanfossen faces second-degree attempted murder of a law enforcement officer, auto theft, fleeing to elude, and leaving the scene of a crash, the sheriff’s office said.


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Woman’s service dog reportedly attacks toddler. Child’s family claims she blamed the child and fled the scene.

A woman’s service dog reportedly bit a three-year-old girl while in a Texas restaurant — and then she and the dog allegedly fled the scene without taking responsibility for the bloody attack.

The child received 15 to 20 stitches after the disturbing incident, and police say that they’re set to question the woman over the attack.

What are the details?

According to the Kansas City Star, 3-year-old Ronin Waldroup was visiting a restaurant with her family in Spring, Texas, on Saturday when an as-yet unidentified woman’s service dog clamped onto the child’s face and shook her back and forth like a rag doll.

Cleveratta Waldroup, the child’s mother, said that she and her family had just entered the restaurant when the dog, which was leashed, snapped at the child’s face, biting her and shaking her.

“[The dog] grabbed [Ronin] by the face and he shook her, and I saw my baby hit the ground like a little rag doll,” Cleveratta said of the incident. “The first thing my best friend did was grab her and put her in my arms.”

Cleveratta’s friend, Kimberly Parker, said that the dog “had a hold of her face and shook her.”

“The lady pulled on the leash, the dog released her, and she just dropped,” Parker recalled.

While Cleveratta rushed the child to the nearby restroom to assess her injuries, the child’s father, James Waldroup, chased the woman — who, with the dog, had since left the premises — down the street and demanded that she remain at the scene, the family said. The woman reportedly refused and left anyway, saying that it was the child’s fault that the dog attacked her.

“I started yelling at her, ‘You can’t leave, this is an accident! You can’t leave!’ She had the gall to turn around and tell me it was my daughter’s fault,” he recalled, explaining that several eyewitnesses saw that the child did not reach for the dog at all, but that the dog, instead, “leaped toward her.”

‘Mommy, I’m ugly’

According to the outlet, the child’s jaw was injured and required stitches to close the gashes in her cheek.

“Right now, she’s going to be in a lot of pain. She’s in a lot of pain,” Cleveratta said of her young daughter.

What Cleveratta said she
witnessed in her daughter’s behavior days after the attack is heartbreaking.

“My husband and I walked in our bedroom, and [Ronin] has my makeup brushes, trying to put makeup on her face,” Cleveratta said. “I asked her, ‘What is wrong? Why are you doing that?’ For a 3-year-old to turn to me and say, ‘Mommy, I’m ugly,’ it’s earth-shattering.”

The outlet reported that the Harris County Sheriff’s Office is aware of the incident, knows who owns the dog, and is scheduled to meet with her to discuss the incident. The district attorney’s office will determine whether charges will be filed following the meeting’s outcome.

A
GoFundMe page to cover the child’s future medical expenses has received more than $10,500 in donations at the time of this reporting.

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When We Teach Our Kids That Life Has No Value, This Is How They Act…

The endless chaos in our streets is directly related to how we have been raising our children for the past couple of decades.  Bad beliefs lead to bad actions, and we have been teaching our kids values that are fundamentally flawed.  In particular, our children are endlessly taught that life has no value in a multitude of ways.  They view thousands of murders on television and in the movies as they grow up, the news glorifies politicians that tell them that it is a good thing to slaughter the unborn, and western nations are increasingly embracing the idea that older people should be willing to ask for the “plug to be pulled” once their “usefulness” is over.  Throughout their lives, our kids are trained to believe that they evolved from animals and that there is nothingness after they die, and the logical conclusion of such a worldview is that the period of time between birth and death is rather meaningless.

If life has no value and our existence is essentially meaningless, you might as well do whatever you feel like doing because tomorrow is not guaranteed for any of us.

Sadly, millions upon millions of our young people have adopted such an outlook at this point, and so we shouldn’t be surprised that many of them are completely out of control.

Yesterday, I wrote about how murder rates are absolutely skyrocketing all over the nation.  You might think that this is a bad thing, but if life has no value, what is the big deal?

Today, many Americans were absolutely shocked when dozens of wild youths stopped a BMW on Fifth Avenue in New York City and began brutally attacking it

Max Torgovnick, 36, was driving in the BMW with his mom when they encountered the large group of youngsters biking up Fifth Avenue near 21st Street.

The pair had just dropped off a holiday donation to a local charity when their vehicle was viciously set upon.

According to eyewitnesses, the teens began blocking traffic and started to attack the luxury car.

Shocking video shows several teens punching the BMW’s windows and stomping on its hood.

That account really doesn’t capture the true horror of the assault.

To really appreciate what happened, you really need to watch video footage of the incident.

If those young people valued the lives of the two people inside that BMW, they would have not attacked them like that.

But they don’t, and the reason they don’t is because the system raised them to not have any respect for life.

This kind of thing doesn’t happen everywhere on the planet.

For example, in Belarus young people are dressing up in formal attire and are attending extremely elaborate balls instead of torching buildings and terrorizing their fellow citizens.

So who is more civilized, them or us?

Of course we have been trying to undermine the government of Belarus for years, and our stated goal is to replace it with a form of government that is more similar to our own because we want them to be more like us.

But maybe our goal should be to become more like them.

And the chaos in our streets is only going to intensify as our economy continues to deteriorate.  According to one recent report, we just witnessed the largest one year increase in poverty in this country that has ever been recorded

Due to the coronavirus pandemic’s decimation of the labor market and the months-long expiration of benefits from the government relief package keeping families afloat, the poverty rate in the United States surged from 9.3% in June to 11.7% in November, according to a report released Wednesday by analysts at the University of Chicago and the University of Notre Dame, creating the biggest increase in a single year since the government began tracking poverty in 1960.

Sadly, as our system continues to melt down it is going to fuel even more civil unrest.  The more desperate people become, the worse the violence in the streets is going to get.

Honestly, I don’t want to be anywhere around the hordes of young people that have been rioting, looting and burning buildings almost all year long.

If our founders could see us today, they would wonder how things could have possibly gone so wrong.

Of course there are still people out there that have solid values and that are trying to do the right thing.  For instance, I was greatly encouraged when I came across a news story about a homeless man that ran into a burning animal shelter to save the cats and dogs that were trapped inside

A homeless man is being hailed as a hero after he risked his life to rescue several dogs and cats from a fire at an animal shelter.

The man, Keith Walker, rushed inside the W-Underdogs shelter after a fire broke out Dec. 18, the facility said in a Facebook post.

“Tonight we thank our guardian angels. The homeless man that ran into our burning house and rescued our animals,” it said. “Our animals are safe and thanks to the incredible response from the community, everyone is settled and safe warm and secure.”

I wish that our society would produce more people like Keith Walker, but it doesn’t because the way that we raise kids these days is completely and totally messed up.

Instead, we are producing lots of self-centered idiots like this well-known divorce lawyer

Cindy Liquori, 55, was dog-sitting at her mother’s home in Windsor Locks on Friday when her husband, 59-year-old John Liquori, gunned her down in her sleep, police sources told the Hartford Courant.

John Liquori then lay next to his wife and shot himself to death, according to the source.

John Liquori probably believed that suicide would be an easy way out because he was taught from a very young age to believe that there is nothing after death.

But instead, he quickly found out that he had a date with the big divorce court in the sky.

What we teach our kids when they are young really matters, because it will heavily influence the decisions that they make for the rest of their lives.

As a nation, we have been failing our children for a very long time, and now there is chaos in our streets as a result.

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Video shows gang of young bicyclists in ‘animalistic attack’ on BMW in Manhattan in broad daylight: ‘Welcome to de Blasio’s NYC’

A disturbing video posted Tuesday night shows a gang of bicyclists attacking a BMW in Manhattan in broad daylight and terrorizing the man and woman who were inside the vehicle.

One police officer noted that the attack was just another example of how far the city has fallen recently under current elected leadership.

What happened?

The recorded attack happened around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue and 21st Street, the New York Post reported.

The video was posted to Instagram by Breaking911. The outlet’s post said the BMW bore “physician plates” and that the male driver was trying to take his mother to see Christmas lights around Manhattan when the pack of thugs launched their attack unprovoked.

“WELCOME TO DE BLASIO’S #NYC,” Breaking911 wrote, referring to NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio. “Gang of thugs vandalize BMW with physician plates as a son was reportedly taking his elderly mother to see Christmas lights in Manhattan. Bystanders say the driver did nothing to provoke the attack. The elderly woman was crying & scared for her life.”

The attackers can be seen trying to get into the BMW, doing body slams on the hood of the car, and beating the vehicle with their bikes.


Image source: Instragram/breaking911 video screenshot

Then one of the thugs gets a running start, launches himself off the hood of the car, and comes down with both feet slamming into the car’s windshield, shattering and caving it in.


Image source: Instragram/breaking911 video screenshot


Image source: Instragram/breaking911 video screenshot

All the while, the perpetrators were being cheered on by their peers.

An unnamed Manhattan cop didn’t mince words in his description of the attack to the Post — and what the crime symbolizes for the Big Apple.

“This was an animalistic attack in broad daylight,” the officer told the Post.

After noting that the pair in the car were clearly scared for their lives, the cop added, “It shows how far the city has deteriorated and the politicians better get their heads out of the sand and start to deal with these problems before there is nothing left.”

A source told the Post that the same group of thugs attacked a taxi not long after this incident was caught on video.

It remains unclear if any arrests have been made in connection to the attack, the Post said.

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