The Democrats Own the Philly Cop Shootings

As a general rule it's not a good idea to blame others for the actions of an individual.  For example when Maurice Hill decided to shoot a bunch of police coming to arrest him, it was likely not a political statement on police, had nothing to do with folks like Senators Kamala Harris or Elizabeth … Continue reading The Democrats Own the Philly Cop Shootings

Cause and Effect: American Balkanization and Crime

My plans for finally getting my Red Summit post were derailed a 2nd time after I read this piece from Christopher Harper that stopped me in my tracks. Violent crimes increased nationally last year by more than 4 percent and homicides rose by nearly 9 percent, one year after violence rose nearly 4 percent and … Continue reading Cause and Effect: American Balkanization and Crime

Here is the Chance for Claremont, UCLA et/al protesters to prove Black Lives Matter to them

Last week large amounts of the student bodies of Claremont and UCLA colleges turned out to protest Heather MacDonald insisting that Black lives matter to them and not to the police.  Thanks to a spate of Easter violence that assertion can be tested by the answers to two questions When will Claremont & UCLA be … Continue reading Here is the Chance for Claremont, UCLA et/al protesters to prove Black Lives Matter to them

Cause and Effect California Law Enforcement Edition

Malone: You just fulfilled the first rule of law enforcement: make sure when your shift is over you go home alive. Here endeth the lesson. The Untouchables 1987 Leonard: ...Sheldon, you can’t train my girlfriend like a lab rat. Sheldon: Actually, it turns out I can. Leonard: Well, you shouldn’t. Sheldon: There’s just no pleasing … Continue reading Cause and Effect California Law Enforcement Edition

Why is Chicago so corrupt?

By John Ruberry "Decent people shouldn't live here. They'd be happier someplace else." Jack Napier/The Joker in Batman. Often, I'm asked, "Why is Chicago so corrupt?" The short answer? It's always been that way. Now let me expand a bit. Earlier this month the Department of Justice released a report that excoriated the Chicago Police … Continue reading Why is Chicago so corrupt?

The Donald Trump Question for Black America Boston Edition

"What the hell have you got to lose?" Donald Trump on why black voters should consider voting for him On the day after a group of Hillary supporters in North carolina decided the best way to protest police was to loot a Walmart the Massachusetts Supreme Court, the court that decided that John Adams put … Continue reading The Donald Trump Question for Black America Boston Edition

One-man crime wave cop was another symptom of Illinois’ disease

By John Ruberry Back in the 1990s, former US Rep Mel Reynolds (D-IL) was described as a one-man crime wave. Until his suicide on September 1, Fox Lake, Illinois police lieutenant Joseph Gliniewicz, was a similar felonious phenomenon. Until last week this was the narrative of the cop nicknamed "GI Joe." The veteran police officer, who … Continue reading One-man crime wave cop was another symptom of Illinois’ disease

Opiate awareness Event Fitchburg Ma 8-31-15

Yesterday at the upper common of Fitchburg Ma a group of over 70 people turned out for an event highlighting Opiate Awareness and the people and families who are affected by them. I arrived near the time things were about to start and talked to Lauren who seemed to be in charge. There were several … Continue reading Opiate awareness Event Fitchburg Ma 8-31-15

2015’s riot summer

By John Ruberry Urban riots are sometimes isolated incidents, such as the 1992 Los Angeles outburst of lawlessness after the Rodney King-beatings verdict was announced, or they come in waves, as they did during the Red Summer of 1919 and the Riots of 1967. This morning a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found that an … Continue reading 2015’s riot summer

Mayor One Percent: Class warfare in Chicago’s mayoral race

By John Ruberry Four weeks from now Chicagoans will return to the polls and choose between the remaining two candidates for mayor--former Obama White House Chief of Staff and incumbent Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" (pronounced 'chewie') Garcia. Interestingly, the candidates are often referred to by the mainstream media as Rahm or Chuy--I … Continue reading Mayor One Percent: Class warfare in Chicago’s mayoral race

The ugly situation between the cops and the rest of us

Relations between the public and police forces are at an all-time low. They could hardly get worse. Some of the officers seem to believe they are playing soldier. The governing bodies encourage this attitude by providing high-tech playthings of limited value to sworn civilian peace officers. What a sorry state of affairs! Police prefer the … Continue reading The ugly situation between the cops and the rest of us

Where are the protests? Murders jumped in Buffalo in 2014

By John Ruberry One of the slogans of the anti-police protesters is "Black lives matter." By the way, I don't know anyone who thinks otherwise. As I wrote in this space last week, I have doubts about the real motivation of the anti-cop movement, which I view as a proxy for the real fight of leftists--socialist … Continue reading Where are the protests? Murders jumped in Buffalo in 2014

…and the Inevitable Endgame

Yesterday we noted Insty's point showing how the police showdown illustrates that a lot of policing is about generating revenue and wondered if this was an opening for the various protesters: If someone of the anti-police left wanted to expand their base, they'd be arguing that all of this amounts to a TAX on individuals … Continue reading …and the Inevitable Endgame

The Real Policing Scandal Spontaneous Taxation…

With all the excitement of  New Years Day you might have missed an observation from Glenn Reynolds who spoke aloud the dirty little secret about urban policing that the police "slowdown" has revealed.  The real scandal isn’t that NYC is being denied law enforcement now, it’s that much of that “law enforcement” is really just a … Continue reading The Real Policing Scandal Spontaneous Taxation…

It’s not personal, It Can’t be Turned Off

One of the coolest memories I have of my mother took place when I took her to a New popular italian restaurant that had recently opened. The place was so packed we had to sit in the bar. As we were eating I asked what she thought of the place, she commented that it was … Continue reading It’s not personal, It Can’t be Turned Off