Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Murder rates climb

The Racial Reckoning’s New Normal: 50 Murders Per Day

Steve Sailer

Everybody is talking about murders, such as the Atlanta massage parlor massacres, the Muslim terrorist in Boulder, and the Washington, D.C., adolescent girl carjackers.

But tiny sample sizes of spectacular crimes allow polemicists to hype whichever claims they want. What we need are large amounts of data.

For example, everyone finally now admits what I’ve been saying for months: that murderswent up a record-breaking percentage in 2020. But most still don’t want to admit it had anything to do with Black Lives Matter. One way to begin analyzing what caused the homicide boom of 2020 is to measure when it ignited. So, later in this column I’ve graphed every firearm murder day by day for 2019 and 2020.

Of course, if you only think about one crime at a time, you can spin each one however you please. For instance, the national press decided that the Atlanta murders were all about White Supremacy and Anti-Asian Hate, which was convenient for reinforcing The Narrative during 2021 when numerous videos have circulated of blacks assaulting Asians on the street.

So, the media agreed to blame the spa shootings on Trump referring to the “Chinese virus” eleven months ago. Granted, back during the George W. Bush era, the press would have instead used the killer’s confession about his religious-sexual motivations as proving the horrors of evangelical Christianity. But fundamentalists are now seen as a defeated, almost powerless enemy, and so the ideological mopping-up operation has moved on from Christians in particular to whites in general.

In contrast, the official story line about the Boulder shooter is Gun Control.

Why didn’t gun control come up much regarding Atlanta? Well, that shooter used a handgun, while the Boulder murderer employed a Ruger that’s officially classified as a pistol, but it looks like one of those scary military-type rifles that feature so prominently in the paranoia porn of liberals.

The Biden Administration is gearing up to crack down on rifles, seeing them as the white man’s weapon. In reality, according to the FBI’s statistics, rifles accounted for only 5 percent of all 2019 homicides in which a particular type of gun was identified, with shotguns adding 3 percent. Handguns, in contrast, were used in 92 percent of known gun homicides.

Of course, handguns are the main weapon with which blacks slaughter blacks in such vast numbers. White Democrats like Joe Biden aren’t terribly interested in reducing the number of blacks murdered by other blacks, especially if they’d have to admit that murder is largely a black problem in the U.S. You aren’t supposed to know this, but in 2019, 55.9 percent of known murder offenders were black. And blacks traditionally are responsible for a slightly larger share of gun murders than of total murders due to their cultural predilection toward shooting into crowds of partyers in the general direction of that guy who dissed them.The Boulder massacre produced the mirror image of journalism’s Trayvon Martin fiasco back in 2012. As you’ll recall, before seeing the shooter’s picture, the media instantly assumed that anybody named George Zimmerman must be a white supremacist Aryan Nazi. They only discovered later that the tri-racial Peruvian-American looks more like the son Barack Obama never had.

In contrast to Zimmerman, the press had photos of the Boulder killer but not his name. Hence, they salivated over their automatic assumption that he was a white male Trump voter, only to be humiliated when the killer turned out to have the most Arab terrorist-sounding name ever: Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa.

Soon, America was back to normal with the usual mass shootings at black social events, such as the Virginia Beach shoot-outs that killed two and wounded eight and the Fishtown Golf & Socialgunplay that wounded seven. As Sailer’s Law of Mass Shootings predicts:

If there are more killed than wounded, then the shooter is likely not black.

If there are more wounded than killed, then the shooter is likely black.

And then came the amazing carjacking murder of an elderly Pakistani immigrant by 13- and 15-year-old black girls in Washington, D.C., in front of uniformed National Guardsmen standing around to prevent white nationalist domestic terrorism. Did the girls even know how to drive?

There was no politically correct way to spin this one, so The Washington Post has already dropped this local story from its headlines, in contrast to the newspaper’s 198 articlesmentioning the words “Atlanta Asian shooting” in the two weeks since the Atlanta murders.

Clearly, a disproportionate fraction of the incidents of anti-Asian violence in 2021 are perpetrated by African-Americans. But then that’s the way it is every year. As I reported in October, the last time the federal government’s National Crime Victimization Survey reported on black vs. Asian violence was 2018:

According to inadequate sample sizes, blacks aggressed against Asians 50,000 times vs. a little over 500 times that Asians attacked blacks, for an 89 to 1 racial ratio of total incidents. Because there are almost twice as many blacks as Asians, on a per capita footing that would be 46 to 1.

Assuming violence against Asians is actually up in the first quarter of 2021 over 2020 (although nobody knows that for sure yet), that raises two follow-up questions:

—Are blacks choosing to make Asians a higher percentage of their victims this year?

—Or have blacks simply been committing more crimes overall during the George Floyd Era, and Asians are just taking their proportionate lumps along with everybody else?

As for why murders shot up last year, we’re now a little closer to the answer. I’ve been holleringsince last summer that the Racial Reckoning is unleashing a murder binge, so I’ve now got the complete day-by-day numbers. A reader scraped up for me the last two years of murders from the Gun Violence Archive, a reasonably reliable listing of all the firearm killings in the country since 2013. (Guns aren’t the only way to murder somebody, but they account for a large majority of the killings.) I graphed murders per day, using a seven-day running average, with 2019 in blue and 2020 in red:

As you can see, compared with 2019, 2020 was a bloody year, going all the way back to January and worsening during the first couple of months of the pandemic. Yet, the most extraordinary fact of 2020 is that for the seven-plus months from George Floyd’s death to the end of the year, the United States averaged 50.5 murders per day, up 41% from the 35.7 per day during the same long period in 2019. The consistency of the gap between 2020 and 2019 during the Racial Reckoning is striking.

You are probably as sick as I am of hearing journalists proclaim this or that to be the New Normal. Let’s hope that fifty murders per day during the warmer months is not Anti-Racist America’s new normal.

We don’t yet have an official count of the racial makeup of the incremental murderers, but everything I’ve seen suggests there was an explosion of black-on-black murders in the wake of the “mostly peaceful protests.”

During the French Revolution, Edmund Burke observed: “The Revolution was made, not to make France free, but to make her formidable.”

Similarly, Black Lives Matter has succeeded not in making blacks safe, but in making them exuberant.

Man busted for Midtown attack on Asian woman was on parole for killing his mom

Man busted for Midtown attack on Asian woman was on parole for killing his mom

The man busted for the hate-fueled attack on an Asian woman in Midtown was out on parole for killing his own mother back in 2002, authorities said Wednesday.

Brandon Elliot, 38, who lives in a nearby hotel that serves as a homeless shelter, was arrested early Wednesday and hit with a number of charges, including assault as a hate crime and attempted assault as a hate crime, police said.

He was caught on video mercilessly punching and kicking the 65-year-old victim in front of an apartment building at 360 West 43rd Street around 11:40 a.m. Monday, yelling “F–k you, you don’t belong here,” according to cops and police sources.

In April 2002, Elliot was charged with murder for using a kitchen knife to stab his mother, Bridget Johnson in the chest three times in their East 224th Street home in the Bronx, according to previous reports.

The deadly attack took place in front of Elliot’s 5-year-old sister, sources told The Post. It’s unclear what led to the slaying.

Johnson, 42, died a couple of days later. 

Elliot was convicted of murder and sentenced to 15 years-to-life in prison. 

He was denied parole twice — first at a February 2017 hearing and again in December 2018, according to a state Department of Corrections official. 

But the following year, he was approved for release in September and sprung on lifetime parole two months later.

Enlarge ImageThe man busted for the attack on an Asian woman in Midtown was out on parole for killing his own mother back in 2002, authorities said.
The man busted for the attack on an Asian woman in Midtown was out on parole for killing his own mother back in 2002, authorities said.

The Bronx District Attorney’s Office didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking more details on the murder case.

Elliot’s rap sheet also includes an arrest for allegedly robbing his mother in July 2000, sources said. The pair had gotten into a squabble over money — when he allegedly yanked jewelry from her neck and choked her, the sources added.

The broad daylight beatdown on Monday stoked outrage after the surveillance footage showed witnesses — including building workers — doing nothing to intervene.

Brandon Elliot was arrested back in 2002 for the murder of his own mother in the Bronx, police said.
Brandon Elliot was arrested back in 2002 for the murder of his own mother in the Bronx, police said.

One of the building employees even appears to shut the door to the building as the attacker flees.

The victim, Vilma Kari, was on her way to church when, unprovoked, Elliot allegedly kicked her in the stomach, sending her flying to the ground and stomped on her head several times as she lay on the sidewalk. 

He shouted anti-Asian slurs at her and sneered, “You don’t belong here” before walking away.

Staff members at 360 West 43rd Street were suspended over their apparent inaction.

Brandon Elliot mercilessly punched and kicked the 65-year-old victim in front of an apartment building at 360 West 43 Street, cops say.
Brandon Elliot mercilessly punched and kicked the 65-year-old victim in front of an apartment building at 360 West 43 Street, cops say.
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Kari suffered a broken pelvis and was taken to the hospital. She was released the next day. 

Kari is Filipino American, according to Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Manuel Romualdez.

Elliot is expected to be arraigned in Manhattan criminal court sometime on Wednesday.

A resident at the Four Points by Sheraton — the West 40th Street homeless shelter where Elliot was staying during the alleged attack — said he knew the brute well after spending time with him at another shelter. 

“He told me he was [a] diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic,” the man, who declined to give his name, told The Post. “He’s quiet. He doesn’t talk much. He is really paranoid. He has mental issues.”

Elliot’s latest bust comes in the wake of a surge of attacks against Asian victims in New York City and elsewhere.

Brandon Elliot, who lives in a nearby hotel that serves as a homeless shelter, was arrested early Wednesday and hit with a number of charges.
Brandon Elliot, who lives in a nearby hotel that serves as a homeless shelter, was arrested early Wednesday and hit with a number of charges.
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The NYPD has recorded a 1,300-percent increase in hate crimes against Asian Americans since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea tweeted the news of Elliot’s arrest.

“Great work by your @NYPDDetectives, identifying & apprehending the assailant, all within 48 hrs — always seeking justice for victims,” he wrote.

Brandon Elliot was released on parole in November of 2019, state corrections records show.
Brandon Elliot was released on parole in November of 2019, state corrections records show.
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During an appearance Wednesday morning on PIX 11, the top cop was asked whether Elliot should’ve been out on parole — a question he deferred to the parole board. 

“When you’re releasing people from prison and you’re putting them in homeless shelters, you’re asking for trouble,” he said. 

“There’s got to be a safety net and there’s got to be resources for them. “It just never should’ve happened.”

News of Elliot’s release on parole prompted city union heads, including Detectives’ Endowment Association President Paul DiGiacomo, to blame local officials.

“When New York politicians and their parole board think it’s a good idea to release a murderer who killed his mother — they certainly can’t pretend to be surprised he brutally attacked a woman in Midtown,” he said. “It’s about time the City Council, State Assembly, and Governor be held accountable for their irresponsible laws and decisions. New Yorkers are clearly not safe because of them. They need to fix what they broke.”

Lieutenants Benevolent Association President Lou Turco added: “You can’t make it up. Do we need any more proof that the failed policies of our elected officials are leading to more New Yorkers being injured and killed? When are we going to hold our elected leaders accountable? Reimagine elected officials.” 

Additional reporting by Larry Celona, Lorena Mongelli, and Tina Moore

CNN report on transgender laws claims 'there is no consensus criteria for assigning sex at birth'

The new network was ridiculed online for the absurd statement


A CNN report documenting policies about transgender rights across the nation was ridiculed when it claimed that there was no consensus on the criteria to assign sex at birth.

The report was published Tuesday and immediately elicited mockery online.

Though the two executive orders signed by Noem do not explicitly mention transgender athletes, they reference the supposed harms of the participation of "males" in women's athletics -- an echo of the transphobic claim, cited in other similar legislative initiatives, that transgender women are not women. The orders also reference "biological sex," a disputed term that refers to the sex as listed on students' original birth certificates.

It's not possible to know a person's gender identity at birth, and there is no consensus criteria for assigning sex at birth.

The new history

Students denounced the statue as a 'vanity project'

Greta Thunberg may be just a teenager, but she already has her own statue.

The University of Winchester, located in south England, erected a life-size bronze statue in Thunberg's honor on Tuesday, sparking backlash among students who believe university funds should have been more wisely spent.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Video of attack on Asian women in NYC

Building staff suspended for failing to help Asian woman during brutal NYC attack

Woke Philosopher Michel Foucault Raped 8-Year-Old Children in Tunisian Cemeteries: Claim

Woke Philosopher Michel Foucault Raped 8-Year-Old Children in Tunisian Cemeteries: Claim4,924

michel foucault
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French postmodernist philosopher Michel Foucault, whose writings have become central in modern woke ideology, has been accused of sexually abusing children as young as eight-years-old while living in Tunisia during the 1960s.

A contemporary intellectual, Guy Sorman, told Britain’s The Sunday Times that he witnessed Foucault courting young boys during his time in Tunisia when the French philosopher took a philosophy professorship at the University of Tunis.

“Young children were running after Foucault saying ‘what about me? take me, take me’,” Sorman said.

“They were eight, nine, ten years old, he was throwing money at them and would say ‘let’s meet at 10 p.m. at the usual place’,” he said, adding: “He would make love there on the gravestones with young boys. The question of consent wasn’t even raised.”


It's all about control and the death of freedom...In Minnesota

DFL bill aims to limit how much Minnesotans can drive

Hornstein said he hopes legislators will eventually consider a “mileage-based user fee.”State 

Democrats want to limit the number of miles Minnesotans can drive, according to a new bill making its way through the Legislature.

The “Sustainable Transportation Act” would require Minnesota to adopt a goal of reducing vehicle miles traveled by “at least 20% by 2050.”

Rep. Frank Hornstein, DFL-Minneapolis, said a reduction in vehicle miles traveled, or VMT, is needed “if we are going to make headway in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector.”

“Transportation is now the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions and we’ve had the least amount of reduction in the transportation sector,” Hornstein said during a Thursday hearing on his bill.

The Minneapolis lawmaker thinks that “driving less really is one of the key ways we can reduce greenhouse gases.”

Sam Rockwell, executive director of Move Minnesota, said the production and distribution of electric vehicles has not “happened fast enough to meet climate timelines.”

“We would have to be producing 100% electric vehicles within the next seven to eight years to achieve that,” he said while testifying in support of the bill.

Rockwell also called for making the VMT goals “legally enforced to make it more than just words on a page.”

Rep. John Petersburg, R-Waseca, pointed out that reducing vehicle use would also reduce revenue for the Department of Transportation, making it more difficult to fund some of the projects proposed in the bill, such as a new “electric vehicle infrastructure account.”

In response, Hornstein said he hopes legislators will eventually consider a “mileage-based user fee,” an idea U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg expressed support for Friday.

“The gas tax used to be the obvious way to do it. It’s not anymore, so a so-called vehicle-miles traveled tax or mileage tax, whatever you want to call it, could be a way to do it,” he said.

The consensus among supporters of Hornstein’s bill was that it wouldn’t be fair to expect rural communities to reduce VMT equally to the metro. As such, some suggested setting higher VMT-reduction goals for the metro area by ensuring easy access to public transportation.


American kids come last.

One county supervisor says, 'I wish every child in San Diego County was allowed the same opportunity'

The Left's media selective outrage...why minimize the act?


'Usually you don't bring a stun gun to a joyride'

Monday, March 29, 2021

The Apocalypse is just around the corner crowd...or just a bureaucrat trying to be relavent?

‘Scared’ CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky warns of ‘impending doom’

CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky became emotional at a White House coronavirus press briefing on Monday — her voice breaking as she warned that the US is facing “impending doom” as COVID-19 cases rise again

“I’m gonna lose the script and I’m going to reflect on the recurring feeling I have of impending doom,” Walensky told reporters at the briefing.

“We have so much to look forward to, so much promise and potential of where we are, and so much reason for hope. But right now I’m scared.”

“I know what it’s like as a physician to stand in that patient room, gowned, gloved, masked, shielded and to be the last person to touch some else’s loved one because their loved one couldn’t be there,” she continued.

“And I know what it’s like to pull up to your hospital every day and see an extra morgue sitting outside.”

Dr. Rochelle Walensky.
Walensky is “scared” the US will see more deaths and lockdowns as COVID-19 cases rise again.

Walensky said she feared that the US is headed down a similar path to many European countries, which have had to issue lockdowns again amid surges in cases.

“The trajectory of the pandemic in the United States looks similar to many other countries in Europe, including Germany, Italy, and France looked like just a few weeks ago and since that time those countries have experienced a consistent and worrying spike in cases,” she said.

A crowd of people walk along Ocean Drive in the South Beach, Miami.
Walensky urges the American public to “hold on a little longer” and follow public health mandates.
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Walensky — speaking, she said, not just as the CDC director but “as a wife, as a mother, as a daughter” — urged Americans to “hold on a little longer” until they can get vaccinated against the coronavirus.

“We are not powerless. We can change this trajectory of the pandemic, but it will take all of us recommitting to following the public health prevention strategies consistently, while we work to get the American public vaccinated,” she said.