Violent Crime Spiking in Most US Cities; CNN notices

What is most interesting to me about this lengthy report entitled ‘The US saw significant crime rise across major cities in 2020. And it’s not letting up,’ is that it was written by reporters at CNN and you will not be surprised to see some of the reasons why murders, rapes, assaults and robberies are on the rise.

Of course, claims are made that the Chinese virus played a role for various reasons, but so did those riots we witnessed throughout the summer of 2020.

And, of great concern both from the riots and from the failure of the legal system to mete out sufficient punishment is the fact that police officers are feeling demeaned by the defund the police movement.

Yes! CNN is saying this, something you surely wouldn’t have seen in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election because those are the things Donald Trump was saying.

But, before I get to the analysis of a study released by the Major Cities Chiefs Association that documents the alarming rise in crime, please see this dreadful story from South Carolina.

A Christian doctor, his wife and two grandchildren, along with an air conditioner repairman who happened to be working at the house were gunned down by a black, former football player, apparently angry because his drugs had been cut off.

From the NY Post:

Ex-NFL player Phillip Adams reportedly had his medication taken away before killing spree

This is Dr. Lesslie and his granddaughter one of two of his grandchildren slaughtered this week.

When you look around at the stories in the mainstream media you will see a focus on how football messed up the killer.

That is the same spin as the convenient excuse used by the mainstream media when the black guy killed the Capitol police officer last Friday.

Adams killed himself after killing the doctor, his wife and two grandchildren, so this will be the end of this sad story except for those in the shattered Lesslie family.

And, for the family of a repairman who surely now has a grieving family too.

Although no one was killed this time, see a disgusting violent display posted at Gateway Pundit where some black women assaulted a hapless white US postal service worker because she didn’t have their stimulus checks.

Before I get to the CNN report and the crime study, in 2020 numbers skyrocketed as first time gun buyers hit an all time high. Women especially didn’t have to see a study to know that they need to protect themselves now more than ever.

I wondered if the Lesslie family had a gun, but even if they did I’m guessing they had no time to get it.

Here is CNN….

The US saw significant crime rise across major cities in 2020. And it’s not letting up

It’s nearly impossible to attribute any year-to-year change in violent crime statistics to any single factor, and homicides and shootings are an intensely local phenomenon that can spike for dozens of reasons.

But the increase in homicide rates across the country is both historic and far-reaching, as were the pandemic and social movements that touched every part of society last year.

[….]

Experts point to a “perfect storm” of factors — economic collapse, social anxiety because of a pandemic, de-policing in major cities after protests that called for abolition of police departments, shifts in police resources from neighborhoods to downtown areas because of those protests, and the release of criminal defendants pretrial or before sentences were completed to reduce risk of Covid-19 spread in jails — all may have contributed to the spike in homicides.

Some cities will “outpace last year’s numbers” in Joe Biden’s America!

Through the first three months of 2021, a number of major cities have indicated they are still experiencing high rates of violent crime, according to Laura Cooper, executive director of the Major Cities Chiefs Association. “Some cities are set to outpace last year’s numbers,” she said.

Protests were violent!  No kidding CNN!

St. Louis riots. Completely missing from CNN’s report are the words Black Lives Matter. I believe those three words have become a license to kill.

Protest messages varied from defunding departments to outright abolition of police forces and were sometimes violent and occasionally led to looting and other property destruction. Many protesters largely dismissed the legitimacy of American police.

Police departments were often forced to shift officers from neighborhoods where violent crime occurs to downtown areas to staff protests. Police in St. Louis staffed 160 protests downtown last summer, according to that city’s police commissioner, Col. John Hayden Jr.

Who would have guessed: “If you stop policing, violence goes up.”

CNN continued….

Another aspect of de-policing relates to low morale among officers as a result of the Defund the Police movement. Police Commissioner Harrison noted that diminished performance by officers leads to increases in violent crime as a result of officers feeling “under attack.”

“Whenever you have an anti-police sentiment,” says Harrison, “you can very well have police officers who are not as motivated to go out and really be proactive because it’s perceived that people don’t value police.”

The heightened scrutiny of police departments has created an environment where officers are less likely to stop people out of fear of getting in trouble and being videotaped while making an arrest, said Moskos.

“It’s not that they’ve stopped working, but if they see someone suspicious in an alley, they just ignore it when a year ago they might have stopped him and figured it out,” he said. “Because what happens if he resists arrest?”

Free to kill because there will be no consequences!

The factors that determine whether an individual decides to commit a crime have everything to do with the likelihood of getting caught, and if they are caught, whether there will be consequences, said Baltimore’s Commissioner Harrison.

Harrison says the sweeping shut down of the criminal justice system for almost a year sent the message that people won’t be held accountable for their crimes.

There is much more.

Chicago, Houston and Memphis are three cities singled out by CNN reporters.

Marvel at the report that would never have been written in the run-up to the (stolen!) 2020 presidential election.

Find a city near you!

See the Major Cities Chiefs Association Crime Report by clicking here.

And, it isn’t getting better:  “Some cities are set to outpace last year’s numbers!”  

If your city is one of those experiencing a spike in crime in Joe Biden’s America, why not write a letter to the editor of your local paper.  I doubt very much this is data that your likely liberal local media will want to report.

Texas Deep Freeze: Another Reminder that you must Prepare

Never give-in to Normalcy Bias!  

After all, the Chinese Virus was the ultimate wake up call!  How many warnings do we need?

Even in red Texas the government can’t save you every time! And, imagine if this was New York, New Jersey, or Illinois, the reaction would likely be more chaos and possible violence.

From Gulf News:

Deep freeze causes shortage of water as Texas staggers

 

If you haven’t seen my post first published in July and reposted in December, here it is.  If you have already seen it, I assume you would not have been a victim of a deep freeze!

Repost: On this last Saturday of July in the year from Hell, what are you doing to prepare?

And, this post from last week is a good companion post to read:

Twelve-year-old Shoots Intruder! Biden Looking to Make it Harder for You to Protect Yourself

BLM Violent Riot Expert John Sullivan Was Paid by CNN and NBC for His Films of Capitol Riot

And while the likes of yours truly*** and other conservatives are suspended or banned at Twitter, a judge agreed with  Sullivan’s defense attorney who said it was too much punishment if Sullivan was banned from using social media like Facebook and Twitter because as his defense attorney argued that such a prohibtion was “wildly excessive and insensitive to the role that Facebook and Twitter play in the lives of many young people.”

It is how they reach their friends, he whined.

Here is Politico trying so hard to white wash Sullivan’s Black Lives Matter instigator role at the US Capitol on January 6th.

Remember this:

“Let’s burn this shit down!”

Judge refuses to ban Capitol riot suspect from Twitter and Facebook

A federal magistrate judge has turned down prosecutors’ effort to block a man accused of participating in the Capitol riot from using Twitter and Facebook, but ordered him to end his involvement with a business he founded that the Justice Department says promotes and glorifies violent protests.

Sullivan had earlier bragged that he bought that Trump hat the day before he egged on demonstrators at the Capitol on January 6th. https://fraudscrookscriminals.com/2021/01/15/laugh-and-cry-john-earle-sullivan-should-be-in-federal-prison-for-life/

 

The defendant, John Sullivan of Utah, has maintained that he attends raucous demonstrations as a journalist, sharing videos through his Insurgence USA website and social media platforms. Sullivan’s defense attorney even filed invoices with the court showing that CNN and NBC each paid Sullivan’s firm $35,000 last month for rights to video he filmed of chaotic scenes outside and inside the Capitol, including the deadly shooting of protester Ashli Babbitt by a U.S. Capitol Police officer.

[….]

Sullivan’s politics remain murky. He has described himself as an opponent of Trump and a backer of Black Lives Matter. However, BLM activists in Utah have disowned him, saying he seemed intent on provoking violence at protests.

[….]

However, prosecutors contend that Sullivan is not a mere bystander or chronicler of protests. Instead, they say, he actively encourages violence, telling viewers how to make Molotov cocktails and evade identification by police. He was arrested last month on charges stemming from the Jan. 6 riot, including interfering with police during a civil disorder. Sullivan was later hit with an additional charge: obstruction of Congress.

At a hearing on Tuesday afternoon on Sullivan’s release conditions, Washington-based Magistrate Judge Robin Meriweather split the difference between prosecutors seeking to eliminate Sullivan’s presence on the United States’ most popular social media platforms and a defense lawyer who decried what he said was an assault on his client’s constitutional rights.

“I am rejecting the broader prohibition on Twitter and Facebook and encrypted social media platforms,” Meriweather said, also ordering that Sullivan be taken off of 24-hour location monitoring via GPS.

He is just hanging out at home chatting with his friends on Twitter and Facebook, etc.

However, the judge said Sullivan “is to no longer work for Insurgence USA,” will have his internet use monitored by probation officials, and will be banned from using any social media platforms to incite riots, violent protests, armed conflict or violence. He’s also under home detention.

More here.

For me the fundamental question is why had no one (Pelosi, McConnell) asked for National Guard troops to arrive before January 6th when supposedly the FBI knew in advance that violence was planned for the 6th.

I don’t know which is more frightening: either the FBI didn’t know in advance, or FBI warnings were ignored. 

 

*** Get this!  My Twitter account is suspended because I refused to give them more information about myself.

So, naturally, I figured since it is suspended and they have removed all of my followers, I would simply quit and delete my account.

Guess what!  I am not permitted to “deactivate” my account because I am suspended.  

Twelve-year-old Shoots Intruder! Biden Looking to Make it Harder for You to Protect Yourself

First, here is the news from North Carolina at Breitbart:

12-Year-Old Shoots Alleged Intruder to Save Grandmother

A 12-year-old Goldsboro, North Carolina, boy shot and killed an alleged home intruder Saturday night after that intruder allegedly shot his grandmother.

KIRO reports that two alleged intruders entered the home, both of whom fled when the 12-year-old grandson opened fire. One of the two, 19-year-old Khalil Herring, died the grandson shot him.

The boy’s grandmother had been shot by the intruder, but she is alive. One of the intruders isn’t.

ABC 11 reports that officers responded to a 911 call Saturday morning just after 1 a.m. and found the 73-year-old grandmother with a gunshot wound. They discovered Herring “at the intersection of William Street and Elm Street,” noting he was also suffering from a gunshot wound.

Both the grandmother and Herring were transported to a hospital. The grandmother survived but Herring succumbed to his injuries.

Read it all here.

Last night when I should have been doing some work, I spent  time (not wasted!) scrolling around at the Prepper blogs and although the media was already reporting it, I saw the news at Personal Defense World about the Biden administration’s plans to go after your guns.

What! So you would be at the mercy of those gang bangers I told you about in my previous post this morning?

Here is Personal Defense World‘s story yesterday about the latest Chairman Joe plan to strip you of your rights.  One more thing for you to get ready to do—defend the Second Amendment.

President Biden Calls on Congress for ‘Commonsense Gun Law Reform’

We finally heard the shot we’ve been expecting. President Joe Biden formally announced his plan to enact strict gun control policies today. The White House press release marks a move widely expected since Biden’s inauguration.

“Today, I am calling on Congress to enact commonsense gun law reforms, including requiring background checks on all gun sales, banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and eliminating immunity for gun manufacturers who knowingly put weapons of war on our streets,” Biden said in a release.

The press release backs up Biden’s previous campaign promises. On multiple occasions, Biden promised to ban “assault rifles” and “high-capacity magazines and more. He further promised to cripple the firearm industry by allowing frivolous lawsuits against gun companies. In short, he’s coming for your guns. Don’t let anyone ever suggest otherwise.

Continue reading.

And, you might find this article very useful if you are one of those people who procrastinated in getting your self-defense house in order in the run-up to the election steal of 2020.

From Prepperswill:

Pros And Cons of Various Firearms For Home Defense

So, you’ve been watching the crime-filled news. You’ve probably heard stories from neighbors or friends about home break-ins. Maybe you’ve even been the victim of a home invasion. And you’ve finally decided to purchase a firearm. Great!

You are one step closer to being safer in your home. But now you have to decide which weapon you should purchase: handgun, assault rifle, or shotgun. Everybody you ask will have an opinion. But the choice must be yours and yours only.

Keep reading!

What do you do if you have never owned a gun?

Call a local gun shop and find out what training you need and what the legal requirements are in your state.  I am sure you will find them eager to help you get started.  And, don’t be embarrassed about being a newbie—there were millions of you in that same place in 2020.

Five million to be exact!

Five Million Americans Became First-Time Gun Owners in 2020

It is not too late yet!

Editor’s note!

Please see that in response to questions from readers I’ve begun what is going to be a weekly tutorial of sorts on Community Organizing.  This post will be updated regularly and you can find it in my sidebar under the photo of yes, Barack Hussein Obama, community organizer extraordinaire!

Trump Acquitted Again! MAGA Lives!

Surely you have seen the news before now, but I would be remiss if I didn’t give you the ending to the latest assault on President Trump and you, the America Firsters who these people despise.

Attorney Van der veen has hired private security and police have officers guarding his home.

It was riveting TV, well at least the defense lawyers were inspiring, Raskin not so much.

The defense’s testimony featured videos of the hateful threatening language used by Democrats and their supporters as they encouraged rioters who burned and destroyed American cities in 2020.

Keep these videos handy and use them extensively in the days and weeks ahead.

Day 4: President Trump’s Impeachment Defense Team was Superb

 

By the way, it was reported on Fox last night that yesterday’s primary defense lawyer, Michael Van der veen, had experienced attacks to his family home and law firm from the crazed Biden/Harris/Pelosi lovers.  At least a hundred death threats were reported.

Following his acquittal, President Trump issued the following statement.  This line stands out:

“Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun. In the months ahead I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all of our people. There has never been anything like it!

 

 

Disgraced, in addition to Senator Mitch McConnell who apparently hates the President so much that he took to the Senate floor following the vote to blast him, are seven Senators who voted to convict the President in what Trump’s lawyers meticulously showed was a shameful and unconstitutional witch-hunt.

Even if you didn’t like Trump, the vote to convict was clearly wrong for the future well-being of our Constitutional government.

If one of these is your Senator, speak up where you live.  But whatever you do, don’t stoop to the level of the creeps who vandalized the home of Trump’s defense attorney.

 

Patriots in Utah, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Alaska, Maine, Nebraska, North Carolina, and yes, Kentucky, you have work to do! It might take years in some cases, but never forget!

 

In some ways, I wish we had heard from witnesses, because one of the most pressing questions remaining, at least for me, is this one:

What did Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell know from law enforcement about the coming attack on the Capitol, and yet obviously did nothing to beef up security in advance? 

Either our supposedly great FBI was caught flat-footed by an assortment of troublemakers or they knew what was coming and nothing was done to stop it.  Very scary either way!

I suspect it is that question that the Dems feared when they backed down on their last minute demand for witnesses.