Crime Stories in China

Almost everyone loves a good crime story or murder mystery, and the Chinese are no exception. Zhou Haohui, a 41-year-old school teacher, has written a series of potboilers called “Death Notice.” In fact, American readers can get a taste of the books when Doubleday publishes the first of three of the novels later this year. … Continue reading Crime Stories in China

Baltimore’s bloody 2015

By John Ruberry Last year there were 211 homicides in Baltimore. As of the 361st day of 2015 there have been 338 murders in Maryland's largest city. Meanwhile in New York City, which has twelve times the population of Baltimore, there have been 339 killings as this year winds down. Murders in B'more began their surge after … Continue reading Baltimore’s bloody 2015

Some More Names the Media Has Missed

Yesterday the big news was the indictment of police officer Ray Tensing for the killing of Samuel DuBose It's certainly a legit story and Samuel DuBose's names deserves attention but let me ask you something. Do you recognize any of these names? Franklin Grayson, Michael Polston, Jaswinder Singh, Charles Diggs, Damon L. Ramey, Daquan Mason, … Continue reading Some More Names the Media Has Missed

Some Religious Opposition to Gays is more Outrageous than others

The left was already up in arms over the Hobby Lobby ruling and now the potential of Christians being able to follow their religion has proved a surprising reaction from the LGBT community: Several major gay rights groups withdrew support Tuesday for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act that would bolster gay and transgender rights in the … Continue reading Some Religious Opposition to Gays is more Outrageous than others

Some murders are more worthy of outrage than others

The talk of the news this morning is the Trayvon Martin case, a 17-year-old who was shot in Florida by an apparently paranoid member of a neighborhood watch. The case is drawing national attention and outrage over the decision of local police not to arrest the shooter George Zimmerman his claims of self-defense, and Florida's … Continue reading Some murders are more worthy of outrage than others

How that disarming the lawful citizenry working out?

A depressing story to start your Easter Sunday: Raymond Mitchell, 34, had only popped into the restaurant to buy a hot chocolate. But he apparently caused offence after splitting up two men fighting in the queue. One of them, who had several gold teeth, shouted at Raymond: “You are gonna die tonight, you are not … Continue reading How that disarming the lawful citizenry working out?

Just a reminder where European anti-Israel “peace activists” stand with “Palestinians”

You're just another infidel: ISLAMIST extremists in Gaza kidnapped a European journalist and peace activist this week and promised to kill him within 30 hours if Hamas did not release Palestinian prisoners. For the past two and a half years, he has been in Gaza with the International Solidarity Movement, monitoring human rights violations by … Continue reading Just a reminder where European anti-Israel “peace activists” stand with “Palestinians”

DaScienceGuy looks at the evidence…

...and finds the neighborhood wanting: Here is the part to me that says something about us societally. Obviously multiple gun shots. Just look at the number of dead people. NO ONE CALLED THE COPS. The police were alerted by a device called Shot Spotter. If it weren’t for the technology how long might it have … Continue reading DaScienceGuy looks at the evidence…

If you want to get me angry in a hurry…

...let the left go on about how freedom is restricted in America, how they were repressed under George W. Bush while in Cuba: Right now there's a Cuban Mom in Cuba whom Ive also never met in person but I still consider a Mom who had her son die in one of the regime's prisons … Continue reading If you want to get me angry in a hurry…

A tale of two headlines…

Speaking of seeing what you want to see here is the headline from Channel 12 news: Professor Dies After Stabbing at Binghamton University And the story that followed: A Binghamton University professor is dead tonight after being stabbed by an anthropology student. It happened around 1:45 pm Friday in the Science 1 Building on campus. … Continue reading A tale of two headlines…

Meanwhile for the “Religion of Peace” in America…

...It's unfortunately business as usual: Noor Almaleki has just died in Arizona. May she rest in peace. May her murderer, her father, be brought to justice. My condolences to those who loved her. May American justice prevail. The prosecutor has described this as an “attempted honor killing.” At a court hearing over the weekend in … Continue reading Meanwhile for the “Religion of Peace” in America…