Something’s got to give, and it will

HMD in WSJ:

Last year’s 12% increase in homicides reported to the FBI is the largest one-year homicide increase in nearly half a century. The primary victims have been black. An additional 900 black males were killed last year compared with the previous year, resulting in a homicide victimization rate that is now nine times greater for black males than for white males. The brutality of these killings can be shocking. Over the weekend of Sept. 16, a 15-year-old boy in Chicago was burned alive in a dumpster.

More police are being killed this year too. Gun murders of police officers are up 47% nationally through Oct. 21, compared with the same period the previous year. In Chicago gun assaults on officers are up 100%. In New York City attacks on officers are up 23%. In the last two weeks, four California officers have been deliberately murdered.

Gangbanger John Felix prepared for his lethal attack on two Palm Springs officers on Oct. 8 by setting a trap and ambushing them as they stood outside his door. Two days earlier, parolee Trenton Trevon Lovell shot Los Angeles Sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Owen in the face as he investigated a burglary call. Lovell then stood over Sgt. Owen and fired four additional rounds into his body. A planned assassination of two officers on coffee break in Vallejo, Calif., on Oct. 17 failed only when the assault rifle used in the attack jammed. In Indianapolis on Oct. 13, police headquarters were sprayed with bullets by a car that then fled, echoing a similar attack on Oct. 4 against the same police station.

This can’t end well for the systemics, since at least 67-80% of all Americans of every shape and hue have a great deal of respect for the police, and trashing police has the worst consequences in the worst naighborhoods. Common sense among the common folks.

We’ll make a couple of related comments about common sense. 29% of the country thinks we’re going in the right direction. Common sense says that incumbents don’t get re-elected when there is a 29% approval rating and we’ve seen this 29% before. Guys from places like Flint, Michigan know this in their bones, even guys like Michael Moore. So if the election is stolen, and we have little doubt that it can be, there will be hell to pay. The media can try to spin things of course, but even half of D’s don’t trust them, so it’s not going to work.

(Final note: it’s been a few months since we heard from Steven Den Beste, and we just learned that he passed away. RIP.)

One Response to “Something’s got to give, and it will”

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