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57 Cops Murdered by “Unarmed” Criminals: From Stephen Frank

From Stephen Frank:

We are told a lot about Ferguson—how an unarmed man was shot by a police officer. The media called him “unarmed”. Since 2000 57 cops nationwide were shot to death by “unarmed” criminals. This happens when the criminal takes a gun from the cop and uses it to kill. Yet, the Times of any variety, the Post, etc. talk about a cop in Ferguson killing an “unarmed” man—without ANY facts.

The aftermath of police encounters with “unarmed” individuals — 57 murders

“While statistics for officers killed with their own weapons are hard to find, we know from the FBI and http://www.odmp.org that between 2000-10, at least51 officers were killed by suspects who used the officer’s own gun. Four officers were killed in 2011, one officer in 2013. While the data for 2014 is not final, we know that Johnson City (New York) Police Officer David Smith was murdered this past March with his own weapon.

Thus asking, “What justification do the police have for killing an unarmed suspect?” and answering “none” as former Police Chief Joseph McNamara did in this blog is pointless.”

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57 Cops Killed by “UNARMED” Criminals

By LA Police Protective League, Board of Directors 08/26/2014

Repeated descriptions of a suspect as “unarmed” when shot by a police officer does not, contrary to the belief of the New York Times and others who use the term without further describing the facts of the encounter, determine if the force used by an officer was lawful or reasonable. Labeling the suspect as “unarmed” does not begin to answer the question of the danger they posed in each instance where deadly force was used.

According to the FBI’s online database of officers feloniously killed, as well as the Officer Down Memorial Page, since 2000, there have been at least 57 occurrences where the suspects have taken officers’ weapons and murdered the police officer with it. Fifty-seven times, loved ones of those officers heard the awful knock on their front door, notifying them that their husband, wife, father, mother, son or daughter would never be coming home again. Fifty-seven times, the threat that some loudly continue to claim does not exist, ended with fatal results.

While statistics for officers killed with their own weapons are hard to find, we know from the FBI andwww.odmp.org that between 2000-10, at least 51 officers were killed by suspects who used the officer’s own gun. Four officers were killed in 2011, one officer in 2013. While the data for 2014 is not final, we know that Johnson City (New York) Police Officer David Smith was murdered this past March with his own weapon.

Thus asking, “What justification do the police have for killing an unarmed suspect?” and answering “none” as former Police Chief Joseph McNamara did in this blog is pointless. Twenty-five years ago, in the case ofGraham v. Connor, the United States Supreme Court set forth the legal standard for evaluating a use of force. The U.S. Supreme Court wrote an officer’s action is judged in light of the facts and circumstances confronting them, without regard to their underlying intent or motivation. Crucially, the “reasonableness” of a particular use of force must be judged from the “perspective of a reasonable officer on the scene.” The U.S. Supreme Court recognized that the “calculus of reasonableness must embody allowance for the fact that police officers are often forced to make split-second judgments—in circumstances that are tense, uncertain, and rapidly evolving—about the amount of force that is necessary in a particular situation.”

The reality is that police officers need and wear guns. Those firearms can be taken by “unarmed” suspects and turned against the officer. Many armchair experts across the country sit around their air-conditioned conference rooms, pondering their views on how police officers could kill an “unarmed suspect” and the non-existent threat they pose to officers. We must ask, what did they use to as the factual basis for their conclusions? Is it from fictional police dramas on TV? Gut instinct?

We won’t be so crass as to suggest that we give a gun to the columnists and editorial writers who equate “unarmed” with “not dangerous,” and then tell them that although we are unarmed, we are going to try to take that gun from them. If successful, we will use the gun to shoot them. While we are confident this scenario might slightly affect their mindset on “unarmed” suspects, the tragic reality is that scenario has happened at least 57 times in 14 years.

Until all of the facts surrounding the use of force by any officer are known, the urge to decide whether the use of deadly force was reasonable and lawful is simply a “rush to judgment”—no matter how many times the suspect is referred to as “unarmed.”

If Global Warming Exists Why Would They Have To Cheat…Yet Again

This time folks it seems like they have caught the Australian Bureau of Meteorology cheating. Hmm, would that mean the whole Gov was in on it?         ~Steve~

PS, but that’s not stopping Skippy. This is a link from Drudge.

Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty

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25 Aug 2014

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has been caught red-handed manipulating temperature data to show “global warming” where none actually exists.

At Amberley, Queensland, for example, the data at a weather station showing 1 degree Celsius cooling per century was “homogenized” (adjusted) by the Bureau so that it instead showed a 2.5 degrees warming per century.

At Rutherglen, Victoria, a cooling trend of -0.35 degrees C per century was magically transformed at the stroke of an Australian meteorologist’s pen into a warming trend of 1.73 degrees C per century.

Last year, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology made headlines in the liberal media by claiming that 2013 was Australia’s hottest year on record. This prompted Australia’s alarmist-in-chief Tim Flannery – an English literature graduate who later went on to earn his scientific credentials with a PhD in palaeontology, digging up ancient kangaroo bones – to observe that global warming in Australia was “like climate change on steroids.”

But we now know, thanks to research by Australian scientist Jennifer Marohasy, that the hysteria this story generated was based on fabrications and lies.

Though the Bureau of Meteorology has insisted its data adjustments are “robust”, it has been unable to come up with a credible explanation as to why it translated real-world data showing a cooling trend into homogenized data showing a warming trend.

She wrote:

“Repetition is a propaganda technique. The deletion of information from records, and the use of exaggeration and half-truths, are �others. The Bureau of Meteorology uses all these techniques, while wilfully ignoring evidence that contradicts its own propaganda.’’

This is a global problem. Earlier this year, Breitbart reported that similarly dishonest adjustments had been made to temperature records by NASA and NOAA. Similarly implicated are the UK temperature records of the Met Office Hadley Centre and at Phil “Climategate” Jones’s disgraced Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia.

Rest of Breitbart Story Here

 

~Steve~

 

It’s Monday, quiz time…you know the drill: How many people were shot in Chicago over the weekend?

Myfoxchicago.com: Four people have died and at least 24 people — including a 3-year-old boy — have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday afternoon, authorities said.

The 3-year-old boy was shot in the head Friday night in a home in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. The gun may have been accidentally discharged by the boy or a playmate about 7:30 p.m. in the 4300 block of West Monroe, police said.

The boy was identified by family members as James Jenkins. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, officials said. “Everybody is just in shock right now,” Annette Garvin, the boy’s aunt, told the Chicago Sun-Times. “We are trying to put everything together.”

Police were questioning a person of interest Saturday evening and searching for the male owner of the gun, which had not been recovered.

The most recent fatal shooting occurred Sunday morning in the Little Village neighborhood. A 17-year-old boy was talking to friends in the 2200 block of South Marshall a few minutes before 6 a.m. when two people walked up, shouted gang slogans and opened fire, police said. The teen was shot twice in the chest and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatality.

Earlier Sunday, three men were shot — one fatally — at a party in the West Side Austin neighborhood, authorities said. The three were at a backyard party in the 5000 block of West Potomac about 2 a.m. when someone came out of an alley and fired multiple shots, police said. A 33-year-old was shot in the torso and was unresponsive on the scene. The medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatality.

A 35-year-old man was shot in the elbow, torso and hip and taken to West Suburban Hospital, where his condition had stabilized. A 36-year-old man was shot in the back and was in serious condition at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Forty minutes later, four men were shot — one fatally — at a lounge in the South Side Auburn Gresham neighborhood, police said. The men were inside the lounge in the 8300 block of South Halsted about 2:40 a.m. when someone inside a passing vehicle fired shots into the club, police said.

A 30-year-old man was shot in the chest and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was later pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatality.

A 39-year-old was shot in the buttocks and also taken to Christ, where his condition had stabilized. A 32-year-old was shot in the chest and taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital, police said. A 41-year-old was shot in the left ankle and taken to Little Company of Mary.

Five minutes later, a man was shot to death in the South Side New City neighborhood. The 40-year-old man was sitting on a porch in the 800 block of West 50th Place when a light-colored vehicle pulled up about 2:45 a.m., police said. As the man walked up to the car, someone inside fired shots, striking him in the chest, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatality.

At least 18 other people have been shot across the city since 4:30 p.m. Friday.

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These poor residents. When is somebody going to do something about the gun violence in Chicago?

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The Worst RACISTS in America! (They HATE Black People!)

Do you know who was the biggest supporter and promoter of slavery in America?

Do you know who was so outraged by the abolition of slavery in this country that they formed the Ku Klux Klan and participated in countless murders, beatings, and lynchings?

Do you know who is responsible for undermining the black father and removing him from the home, thus creating an endless cycle of crime and poverty within the black community?

Do you know who is most responsible for promoting abortion among black mothers?

Do you know who has the most to gain by maintaining an underclass of black Americans and preventing them from attaining financial independence?

Do you know who is most adamant about judging people by their skin color rather than their character?

Do you know who is the biggest promoter of division among the races today?

The answer to all of these questions is… the Democratic Party.

University newspaper changes its name because it ‘propagated violence’

A scary newspaper that will incite violence, oh my!

A scary newspaper that will incite violence, oh my!

Campus Reform: The student-run newspaper at the University of Mary Washington (UMW) is changing its name from The Bullet to The Blue & Gray Press over concerns that its original name carried violent connotations.

“The editorial board felt that the paper’s name, which alludes to ammunition for an artillery weapon (since when?), propagated violence and did not honor our school’s history in a sensitive manner,” the press release provided to Campus Reform states. “The board intends to remain faithful to the history our university stands upon, and we continue to honor this history both in a respectful and meaningful way.”

Alison Thoet, the paper’s editor-in-chief, told Campus Reform in an interview that the editorial board felt the old name was “a little outdated” and was more representative of the Fredericksburg, Va., community’s ties to the Civil War and not the school as a whole. “In this day and age, no one really cares about the Civil War. We wanted something that was updated,” Thoet said.

Fredericksburg, located midway between Washington, D.C., and the former Confederate capital of Richmond, Va., was the site of five major battles during the Civil War with several other battles fought nearby.

The Blue & Gray Press is representative of the university’s school colors—ironically representative of the Civil War as well—which Thoet, a senior at UMW, says better reflects the school and student body. “We want our students to be more involved and more intrigued by what’s in our paper since essentially it’s all about them,” she said.

UMW students also considered changing the name of the publication in 1971 during the Vietnam War. Thoet said that as a liberal arts school, UMW students weren’t enthusiastic about the name of the paper alluding to an artillery weapon.

According to the most recent report from UMW’s campus police, there was only one weapons arrest in 2012 and it took place off-campus and on public property. University policy prohibits any weapons—from rifles to toy guns—on campus.

The new name comes along with a complete redesign of the weekly student publication. When the new paper debuts on Sept. 4—both in print and online—it will have increased from 10 to 12 pages, be smaller in size, and have an entirely new logo.

“Observing the evolving era of journalism, which has seen a complete change of numerous university, local and national newspapers, the editorial board came to the conclusion that UMW’s student newspaper is in need of a major redesign in order to accompany the constantly developing world of modern journalism,” the press release says. “The board views a new name as an opportunity to propel the publication into the modern era.”

The name change won’t be official until UMW’s Student Activities and Engagement Office gives final approval, but the publication’s website has already changed its URL.

A representative from the Student Activities and Engagement Office did not respond to requests for comment from Campus Reform.

A spokesperson from George Washington University declined to comment on if the student newspaper, The Hatchet, would also consider changing its name as it’s an independent student publication. The editor-in-chief of The Hatchet did not respond to requests for comment from Campus Reform.

Wonder if they’ll outlaw these word/phrases on campus?

  • Bite the bullet
  • Silver bullet
  • Bulletin
  • Let the shots fly
  • Bullet proof
  • Shots rang out
  • Big shot

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Are You Young and Dumb?

Here’s a quick quiz. Please answer A, B, or C, and please
be honest with yourself. (And note that young does not necessarily correspond to chronological age.) Are you:

A) Young and intelligent.

B) Young and misinformed.

C) Young and dumb.

Young and intelligent is weighing all sides of an issue and
then forming a viewpoint based on facts and logic. Most young
and intelligent people began life young and misinformed.

Somewhere along the line, they decided that maybe there were two sides to the stories they were being told, and then went out to investigate for themselves. Approximately 5-10% of the American population is young and intelligent.

Young and misinformed is believing everything you’ve been
told by your college professors and the mainstream media.

There’s no shame in being young and misinformed. 90% of all
Americans were young and misinformed at one time or another, and a good 60% of adult Americans remain in this group.

Someone who is young and misinformed has a distorted view
of reality, but is still intelligent enough to consider
alternative viewpoints. They just have never been exposed to
those alternative viewpoints.

Young and dumb is somebody who is not only young and
misinformed, they are also incapable of considering and judging
any viewpoints other than what they currently believe.

Even worse, the young and dumb don’t want to hear
alternative viewpoints. Their emotional state is so fragile
that to even consider alternative viewpoints is positively
frightening. Therefore, they refuse to look at any evidence
that contradicts their own myopic and misinformed view of the
world. They value opinion and emotions over facts and logic.

30% of all Americans are young and dumb, and they include
some of the most esteemed and educated individuals in our
country.

If you’re wondering where you fit in these three examples, ask yourself this:

Are you aware that aka Barack Obama is a pathological liar and who has broken the law on numerous occasions, including ordering the IRS to attack his opponents?

Are you aware that Michael Brown was videotaped performing a violent strong-arm robbery minutes before he was shot, and most likely assaulted the police officer who did shoot him?

Are you aware the Hillary Clinton left four Americans to die and then later infamously proclaimed, “What difference at this point does it make?”

Are you aware that the mainstream media routinely twists facts and fabricates lies in order to advance a leftist agenda?

Are you aware that most American universities are centers of leftist indoctrination?

If you answered YES to these five questions, then you belong in the first group. You are young and intelligent.

If you were caught off-guard by these questions, and have no idea how to answer them, you belong to the second group, the young and misinformed.

If you denied the reality of these five questions, then, alas, you are a member of the third group, the young and dumb. Please seek help now and at least attempt to educate yourself. The fact that you are on this site and reading this is a good sign and a good start. You’ve taken the first step to becoming young and intelligent.

Mike

A Primer on Race by Thomas Sowell

Back in the heyday of the British Empire, a man from one of the colonies addressed a London audience.

“Please do not do any more good in my country,” he said. “We have suffered too much already from all the good that you have done.”

That is essentially the message of an outstanding new book by Jason Riley about blacks in America. Its title is “Please Stop Helping Us.” Its theme is that many policies designed to help blacks are in fact harmful, sometimes devastatingly so. These counterproductive policies range from minimum wage laws to “affirmative action” quotas.

This book untangles the controversies, the confusions, and the irresponsible rhetoric in which issues involving minimum wage laws are usually discussed. As someone who has followed minimum wage controversies for decades, I must say that I have never seen the subject explained more clearly or more convincingly.

Black teenage unemployment rates ranging from 20 to 50 percent have been so common over the past 60 years that many people are unaware that this was not true before there were minimum wage laws, or even during years when inflation rendered minimum wage laws ineffective, as in the late 1940s.

Pricing young people out of work deprives them not only of income but also of work experience, which can be even more valuable. Pricing young people out of legal work, when illegal work is always available, is just asking for trouble. So is having large numbers of idle young males hanging out together on the streets.

When it comes to affirmative action, Jason Riley asks the key question: “Do racial preferences work? What is the track record?” Like many other well-meaning and nice-sounding policies, affirmative action cannot survive factual scrutiny.

Some individuals may get jobs they would not get otherwise but many black students who are quite capable of getting a good college education are admitted, under racial quotas, to institutions whose pace alone is enough to make it unlikely that they will graduate.

Studies that show how many artificial failures are created by affirmative action admissions policies are summarized in “Please Stop Helping Us,” in language much easier to understand than in the original studies.

There are many ponderous academic studies of blacks, if you have a few months in which to read them, but there is nothing to match Jason Riley’s book as a primer that will quickly bring you up to speed on the complicated subject of race in a week, or perhaps over a weekend.

As an experienced journalist, rather than an academic, Riley knows how to use plain English to get to the point. He also has the integrity to give it to you straight, instead of in the jargon and euphemisms too often found in discussions of race. The result is a book that provides more knowledge and insight in a couple of hundred pages than are usually found in books twice that length.

Unlike academics who just tell facts, Riley knows which facts are telling.

For example, in response to claims that blacks don’t do well academically because the schools use an approach geared to white students, he points out that blacks from foreign, non-English-speaking countries do better in American schools than black, English-speaking American students.

Asian students do better than whites in schools supposedly geared to whites. In New York City’s three academically elite public high schools — Stuyvesant, Bronx Science and Brooklyn Tech — there are more than twice as many Asian students as white students in all three institutions.

So much for the theory that non-whites can’t do well in schools supposedly geared to whites.

On issue after issue, “Please Stop Helping Us” cites facts to destroy propaganda and puncture inflated rhetoric. It is impossible to do justice to the wide range of racial issues — from crime to family disintegration — explored in this book. Pick up a copy and open pages at random to see how the author annihilates nonsense.

His brief comments pack a lot of punch. For example, “having a black man in the Oval Office is less important than having one in the home.”

Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University