Category Archives: crime

Can’t Breathe

141208breatheI can’t breathe has become code for racist police behavior. The real reason Eric Garner died is insane tax grabbing behavior.

Eric Garner

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Eric Garner was selling cigarettes without paying taxes on them. If he were Al Sharpton he would have been invited to the White House. Instead he was killed by the cops. The untaxed cigarettes are called loosies and former Mayor Bloomberg and the NYPD chief wanted loosies stamped out. What next…open season on ticket scalpers?

This wasn’t about race it was about loosies. John Kass in the Chicago Tribune says Eric Garner was cutting in on the government’s action skimming taxes off of cancer sticks.

Ben Shapiro in Breitbart has a good breakdown of what actually happened. He says Garner died due to a “submission hold” which cut off the flow of blood through arteries in his neck. He was in poor health, suffered from asthma, and weighted 400 lbs.

So, Eric Garner was a huge black man selling cigarettes who was killed by police. Michael Brown was a huge black teenager stealing cigarillos who was also killed by police. But the similarities end there. Brown assaulted an officer and tried to take his gun. Eric Garner was the real “gentle giant”. He didn’t offer resistance yet police put him in a “choke hold”, crammed his face into the pavement, and he died. It’s all on video. You can even hear him say “I can’t breathe”.

Prosecutors are good at getting indictments. One actually indicted Texas governor Rick Perry for vetoing a spending bill. As for ham sandwiches, well we all know they can be indicted.

Not so much when it comes to cops. The WSJ found 1,800 police killings between 2007 and 2012.

Nearly all police killings are deemed by the departments or other authorities to be justifiable.

Maybe they are. Without the police “the ghetto would be the wild wild West”,  according to Charles Barkley.

 

Black Friday

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Black Friday won’t be setting sales records in Ferguson. According to the New York Times at least 25 buildings were burned in the violence.

On the bright side over $250,000 in donations have poured in to Natalie DuBose. Her small bakery, Natalie’s Cakes & More, was heavily damaged and she had been unable to fulfill Thanksgiving orders.

Workplace Violence in Ottawa

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper called Tuesday’s attack on the Canadian Parliament what it was – terrorism. The only “workplace violence” came from Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers. The former Mountie was just doing his job when he dispatched the Islamic terrorist  to his multi-virgin rendezvous. All in a day’s workplace.

Grateful Members of Parliament on both sides of the aisle thanked Sergeant-at-Arms Vickers with a long standing ovation.

 

NFL vs. NOW

140920-nflThe NFL is in a panic over angry women and angry sportswriters, sometimes one and the same. Commissioner Roger Goodell held a press conference yesterday to announce a crackdown on football players behaving badly. It played to very bad reviews.  He apologized and promised a new and more sensitive NFL. But no number of pink ribbons will satisfy the National Organization for Women. President Terry O’Neill immediately renewed calls for Goodell’s head.

Never mind that the arrest rate for NFL players is lower than the rate for adult men in the general population. Here’s a chart from Deadspin.

NFL vs. NOW

So, why the uproar now? Ray Rice was seen last February dragging his unconscious fiancé Janay Palmer out of an Atlantic City casino elevator, caveman style. It was obvious something brutal had happened. Rice was charged with aggravated assault and placed in a one year pre-trial intervention program. The NFL suspended him for two games. With the unpleasantness behind them, Janay and Ray got married and lived happily ever after.

That is until an elevator video surfaced this month on TMZ showing Ray actually dropping Janay with a left hook. Then the NFL took action to punish the victim by taking away her husband’s of income. Rice was suspended indefinitely.

Video footage evidently concentrates the mind, whether it’s of a knockout punch or a beheading. That puts Commissioner Goodell and President Obama in the same boat. Well, not actually, NOW still likes Obama.