December 22, 2014
Daniel Greenfield's outstanding column sums up the assasination of two NY Police officers best.
A lynch mob is all fun and games until someone actually gets lynched.
At first everyone has a good time marching around and shouting “Black Lives Matter” and “I Can’t Breathe.” The police are accused of being racist killers by the defenders of actual racist killers like Mumia Abu Jamal. Every community organizer within a thousand miles shows up to brandish signs claiming cops are randomly killing innocent black men even as he spits and throws bottles at any cop within reach. Not to mention engaging in the occasional act of convenience store redistribution.
The Mayor of New York City announces that his ridiculously famous son has to be afraid of the police. Obama agrees that his imaginary son also has to be afraid of the police. Their claims are equally plausible.
The lynch mobs make it their mission to invade holiday events, protest parades and scream racist rants. Then they begin attacking police officers. The media insists that protests whose participants chant, “What do we want? Dead cops!” are peaceful.
This homicidally insane definition of “peaceful” had only previously been applied to Islam.
And then, shockingly, surprisingly, out of the blue, protests led by Al Sharpton featuring violent attacks on cops finally achieve their goal with the murder of two police officers.
Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley announced on Instagram, “I’m Putting Wings On Pigs Today. They Take 1 Of Ours…Let’s Take 2 of Theirs.” #ShootThePolice #RIPErivGarner #RIPMike Brown.
It may have been the first murder that came with its own progressive social media hashtags.
But even the most violently peaceful lynch mobs eventually end with a lynching. There is no such thing as a peaceful lynch mob. There is no such thing as peacefully supporting a lynch mob.
Al Sharpton is not just an MSNBC talk show host. He isn’t a goofy fellow who mispronounces things on the teleprompter. He isn’t these things just as he wasn’t a funny fat man in a track suit wearing a gold medallion the size of the Bronx around his neck.
Those are the things that make him seem like a joke. And he isn’t a joke. He leads lynch mobs.
Sharpton led a lynch mob through Crown Heights and racist violence tore the neighborhood apart and took lives. He led a lynch mob to a store in Harlem and the store burned with employees inside.
That is what lynch mobs do.
Since then Sharpton slimmed down and swapped out colorful track suits for expensive custom made Soho pinstripe suits. He became a regular visitor to the White House and City Hall. He spoke at the Democratic National Convention and got a slot on that party’s favorite news network.
And then twenty years later he brought back the lynch mobs. And once again people died.
Two cops are dead in New York City because Barack Obama, Bill de Blasio and the Democratic Party embraced Sharpton and everything he stood for. They embraced his racist ideology of hate.
They made their party into the party of crime.
Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu weren’t white. Their only crime was being cops in a city whose radical left-wing mayor and media had signed off on an anti-cop campaign. Their deaths are a bloody reminder that black racism isn’t limited to white people.
The elites celebrating the return of left-wing rule to New York City after decades of Republicans in Gracie Mansion had forgotten the most important lesson that New Yorkers of all races had learned during the years of Sharpton’s terror; black racist lynch mobs kill as surely as white ones do.
Now Bill de Blasio is wiping away crocodile tears at a press conference while Al Sharpton and the gang of gutter activists that trails these protests is pretending to be shocked and surprised that their lynch mobs actually killed two cops. The same media that had been ridiculing the NYPD for its “hysterical” warnings that the racist lynch mobs would cost lives is also putting on its best shocked face for the cameras.
Sharpton is doing what he always does best: Playing provocateur and then trying to wash his hands of the consequences. Al never kills anyone. He just riles up the mob and someone in the mob does the dirty work. Al works the mob and through him the mob has a direct line to the White House.
When FDR put Hugo Black in the Supreme Court, he put the Klan on the Court. The Democratic Party’s hate groups and lynch mobs may have changed color, but everything else stayed the same.
When Obama made Sharpton his messenger to the black community, when Bill de Blasio let Sharpton and his people control city government and when Attorney General Eric Schneiderman promised that Sharpton would have an “annex” in the state capitol, the Democratic Party embraced the man whose racist rhetoric took more lives than the 1963 Birmingham church bombing.
The Democratic Party and its top politicians didn’t just endorse Sharpton. They endorsed his tactics and his hate. Now the blood of two murdered police officers is on their hands.
“The mayor’s hands are literally dripping with our blood because of his words, actions and policies,” the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association has said. “The blood of 2 executed police officers is on the hands of Mayor de Blasio,” is the message from the Sergeants Benevolent Association.
But Bill de Blasio did not act alone. He did what the rest of his party had gotten used to doing. The Democratic Party reverted to its roots of a party of crime. It forgot the lesson of the Willie Horton ad. It tested the waters by promoting “sentencing reform” for drug dealers and then it went all in by race-baiting the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases. It was so enthused about recruiting community organizers and increasing black turnout that it forgot that lynch mobs don’t vote. They kill.
Suddenly the tactics that Sharpton had pioneered in his track suit days became the face of the Democratic Party. New Tawana Brawleys were crawling out from under every rock in the nation. Innocents senselessly attacked by vile cops whose stories turned out to be about as real as Sharpton’s tax records. Everyone was having fun telling lies and screaming hate and then cops began to die.
Now the Democratic Party’s top crooks are clumsily trying to wash away the cop blood on their hands.
Attorney General Eric Holder can’t headline Sharpton’s events and then pretend to be upset when two cops are killed. Neither can Bill de Blasio or Barack Obama. Their phony condemnations don’t come with a promise to abandon the pro-crime politics and policies that led to the murder of two police officers.
Targeting the police makes it difficult for the police to defend themselves or anyone else. When the police can’t defend themselves, then they pull back. When they pull back, crime takes off. Cities become terrifying places. The middle class flees. Thriving cities go bankrupt and become permanent welfare cases. They become Democratic Party plantations. That’s what Obama and De Blasio wanted.
There is one fundamental question that must be asked of Obama, of Holder, of de Blasio and the media; are we a nation of laws or a nation of lynch mobs?
Obama claimed that the racist protests were needed because a “country’s conscience has to be triggered by some inconvenience.” Attorney General Eric Holder said that the protests provided “momentum to a necessary conversation.”
Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley concluded Holder’s conversation by reminding us of what the stakes are.
We cannot function as a nation when a political party representing half the country decides that it wants to stand with criminals against police officers, with racists and race-baiters against working families and with lynch mobs against anyone who gets in their way.
It’s not only the blood of these two police officers that is on their hands, but the blood of every victim of crime who could have been saved if the Democratic Party had not embraced gun control, sentencing reform and criminal rights.
After Dukakis got thumped and Dinkins got dumped, the Democratic Party pretended to reform. It pretended to understand that Americans wanted it to stand with cops, not criminals.
Now it’s back to its criminal ways.
Lynch mobs have consequences. So do crack dealers, serial rapists and armed robbers. Standing up to crime also means standing up to politicians who support crime.
December 18, 2014
One of the reasons Ronald Reagan was so successful was his amazing ability to transfer knowledge through jokes. Here is a small example
"How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin."
I don't know what to make of the relaxing on Communist Cuba's embargo and the normalizing of relations. It does beg the question, why? It gives more cash to the Castro's? Sure but how does that help America? The regime has decided to change its position on human rights and become a more open society? No. So why?
Jimmy Carter, the now 2nd worst President in American history, replaced by Obama, tried to save the USSR and would have succeeded if he didn't lose his re-election bid. Carter too was a "real friend" to the Castro brothers, Raul Castro's words not mine.
Obama too is a real friend to the Castro's, in his own words, "We're significantly increasing the amount of money that can be sent to Cuba." Heavens why? The Castro brother's best friends in Caracas and Russia are in dire straits and rapidly the country is on the verge of bankruptcy. These are Cuba's allies and biggest trading partners why breathe life into them. The bad news for Communism means good news for Cubans unless you're a Leftist (Marxist).
Obama's opening statement in his speech yesterday, "the United States of America is changing its relationship with the people of Cuba." No, the Cuban people get no say about anything, they are nothing more than slaves to the Castro's, what an obscene statement.
Many were not alive in the sixties and seventies to see and hear how much the Left admired and believed in Communism, and Fascism before that. Most of Reagan's early speeches were filled with talk about the Left's admiration for "the evil empire" and warned America about the Gulag, the murders, and the growing threat Communism was to peace and freedom. The Left dismissed Reagan as stupid, a hatemonger, and a radical. The media was awash with horror stories about how Reagan was going to get us into WWIII because of "cowboy diplomacy."
Like then, the Left is on the wrong side of history. Obama was given a chance to either save another Communist Dictatorship or let it wither on the vine and die, his choice, save the Dictator.
What keeps nagging at me is how all of the Castro's friends were going bankrupt and this spelled bad news for bad men, and good news for the people of Cuba who have endured this murderess regime for over 50 years and might have been on the verge of seeing their dream come true and finally being free, but instead Obama comes along and saves them. Why? It makes no sense unless of course the Left has never learned, never understood real evil, and still believes Communism is Nirvana.
Marco Rubio's Wall St. Jounral Column today here
Elliott Abrams blog post here
December 17, 2014
The Future of Conservatism is looking up
I almost turned this video off. Like so many times I start my day listening to a book, a video, or audio while I'm scrolling through the morning reading list on the economy, news, politics, religion, etc.
Today was Restoration Weekend from Front Page Magazine.
On stage was Sonnie Johnson and I have listened to her short speeches before but never understood why there was such a buzz about her. I concluded it was because she was that rare gem the Conservatives love to hold up high and point at to say, see-we're not racists. It never moved me because I never felt identity politics did anything but divide us. That's not to say I don't fall for it too, because I do, but differently, I get caught up in, what I like to call Lefist Wacha-a-mole.
You've probably played before as well, it goes like this: each time you have a conversation and you defeat the one talking point they memorized on a particular issue they jump to a new issue. They do this because in their world the one talking point has always been reliable for them in order to demonstrate they are smart. Once you show a deeper knowledge on the issue then they memorized they need to jump to another issue and on and on it goes.
As I said, I started today like many other days and let the video play in the background. I was just getting ready to turn it off, nothing moved me, when Sonnie found my hot button issue, the Leftist game we Conservatives continue to get caught up in and the Saul Alinsky tactics the Left uses to defeat us. We allow them to divide us and play identity politics and "react" to them.
You say, the dropout rate of lower income minorities in poor neighborhoods is too high and this hurts minorities.
They yell, You're a racist!
You say, No I'm not I'm pointing out a factor which contributes to poverty.
They say, The country is racist and that's why they can't get out of the ghetto.
Notice they never answered the dropout rate issue.
She doesn't speak like an ordinary Conservative, she's not polished like George Will or Charles Krauthammer, but her message is dynamite and she and her website are the beginning of something big. The speech is really slow until the 18 minute mark and then she hits her stride and blows you away.
Like this gem she proclaims: people who want to live in public housing, stay on welfare and collect a government check are perfectly fit to be Democrats and you can stay there because we don't want you! Bam!
How about this one: you say we're the party of the rich? Well come and sit at our table and think about how good the food tastes over here?!
She makes no apology for being rich and successful her message is hard work and a desire to succeed and if you're interested in learning how to do that, than come and sit at her table.
She doesn't care about your past or anything like that, the only condition with sitting at her table is the next time she's coming to your house to eat at your table.
She has a team of former Democrats who agitate in communities like Lawrence Billy Jones III who catches the elected Democrats in minority communities voting against and standing against the communities interest and recording it. That's the Breitbart way and they are having success.
If Conservatives want to be inspired check out "Change the Game" to experience the next generation of Conservatives.
Sonnie Johnson rhymes with Hip Hop
Jovannie Brustow works 24 hours a day writing and doing research, Lawrence Billy Jones III agitates and Kira Davis has a talk radio show and she interviews and inspires.
America the future looks bright!
December 16, 2014
I know it's corny but it does make you smile. Don't forget to give today
Quote of the day...
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win. Sun Tzu
The Left's Peculiar Moral High Ground
The Boston Globe's Michael Cohen and the Left's "moral high ground" put them in a peculiar spot, that spot can be described as, hypocritical and dangerous. I make no excuses for Dick Cheney, when asked about the 25% wrongly of torture, he said,
“I have no problem as long as we achieve our objective. And our objective is to get the guys who did 9/11 and it is to avoid another attack against the United States.”
I am not happy to hear this, it's very hard to say the end justifies the means, however let's look at the flip side of the moral high ground the Democrats want to put themselves on. The Left want us to believe the Bush administration and CIA lied to them and tortured people. I think they are correct we did torture people but the Left, with their actions leave us with dead Americans. I don't care what they say, it is the end result of their non torture position because we are now faced with their moral choices, which is to say, no we can't torture no matter what it yields so if Americans die this is acceptable. Make no mistake this is their position because they are treating this like a police action which means a crime is perpetrated and then the FBI builds a case to arrest them. If the government the terrorists are in won't give up the perpetrators then what?
Drop on drone on them? Fine but let's not fool ourselves, innocent people die in this scenario too.
There is no high ground for this argument both sides are ugly. Additionally, context is everything. The reason the Left keeps making the argument about "actionable intelligence" is a game, and an ugly one at that. After 9/11 we had no idea how Al-Qaeda (AQ) operated and this was the main thrust for torture, to find out how this military group passed messages, moved equipment, structured its leadership, recruited, etc.
Once we found out the operational structure and functioning of AQ the Left found their moral voice. However, because we were able to break the leaders we did figure out how to defeat them and the thanklessness from the Left side of the aisle is astounding. So torturing individuals is bad, but leveling a few houses with innocents dying is fine, that's moral.
No side can claim the moral high ground, but then again, why are we playing this ridiculous game? This is war and the choices are really ugly and if the CIA found out how AQ operated and from this they were able to stop innocent people from dying can we conclude war is ugly, undesirable, and a last resort?
We can even do this while concluding some of the methods were too ugly and what they yielded were not worth our souls.
The Left claims the CIA lied to them, yet I remembered them claiming "by any means necessary" after 9/11 to stop another attack and dead Americans. Could it be they didn't want to know the details and didn't ask the CIA to expand on the definition of "enhanced interrogation methods"? I have no respect for the Left pulling this stunt, it's political and ugly. The only thing it does is further alienate the parties and make it more difficult to do OUR business.
What both sides conveniently forget is this is OUR COUNTRY and you were selected by us to help America, not the Democrat Party or the Republican Party. William Buckley's pronouncement of, he rather be ruled by the first 200 names in the Boston phone book then those serving, has never been more true and with each election we elect more scoundrels.
President Bush and President Obama have abused executive authority so much so that Obama now stands before the American people claiming his actions on illegal immigrants is now legal, after running around the country for 2 years and, on no fewer than 11 instances, telling us "executive amnesty" is not within the bounds of his executive authority.
THIS IS MORAL TO THE LEFT.
So lying to the American people because they support the idea of these people being legal citizens, regardless of all the lawlessness it took to remain here, is justifiable, it's moral.
Lying to the American people about their healthcare plan, doctor, and taxation is okay because the end justifies the means in these instances are moral?!
America, we are no longer connected to the Constitution, we are unhinged from it and that makes us lawless. That means whoever occupies the White House can make any decision they want whether it's through executive orders, lying, whatever.
When we do not act and stay within the confines of the law we are no different than any 3rd world dictatorship and when the fools who occupy 40% of Gallup polls wake up (this is the number who approve of the President's job) they will be the first to scream about their Constitutional Rights they squandered away. They will also be the first to point fingers at someone other than themselves.
December 15, 2014
Fighting the Darkness with Light
Today it is hard to see the light while surrounded by so much darkness. The world is on the verge of tearing each other apart. Religions, nations, & people are pointed at by The Accuser and found lacking. On the rise is a darkness of the spirit driven by the sword drowning out truth, G-d, and goodness from the world.
Tomorrow starts Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, and with G-d on our side showing us how to light the path we will find our way through the darkness. So many times this world has persecuted the Jew and yet I have always felt blessed that He chose me to be one of His ambassadors on earth, me?!
Many times I have failed G-ds tests yet He continues to give me the trust and the time to find my way.
This Chanukah video is my blessing for today because it's message is powerful and the true path to the world. It is HaShem's way of moving the world forward using His people to light the path.
Pay attention to those who use the sword and try to darken the spirit with lies, and bloodshed because they are "The Accuser", the Satan who points his finger at goodness and light and says, it's your fault for all the worlds woes. It's your fault I'm poor, don't have a job, or any other number of reasons.
In Juadism The Accuser is the Yeitzser Hara, the evil inclination and he accuses the world and brings darkness. Light a candle in your home and in your heart because just one small light allows the eyes to see and one good deed, no matter how small it is, brings goodness and truth to a world drowning in darkness.
I can and will be a light onto the world. I can and I will do one good deed and if we all just did one good thing for someone in our lives the world will be awash in light and the darkness will be no more.
Today I am blessed to have heard this message as a reminder to be a light onto the world and I share it with you, my dear readers, and hope you too will take it to heart and be a light onto yourselves and your family. It's a good day to give.
December 14, 2014
December 11, 2014
Professor Eugene Kontorovich
Yesterday it was Bob Kerry today it's Louis Freeh coming out talking about the Senate Democrats dishonest report on the CIA. What I find interesting about this is the amount of push back the Democrats are getting from people who weren't in the CIA but remember 9/11 and the context (which is everything the Democrats want you to forget) of what was going on in the intelligence community and how to prevent the next attack against us by a group they had little to knowledge of and had no idea the structure or how Al-Qaeda worked.
Somehow Democrats are okay with drone attacks and its collateral damage to civilians, and let's not forget that civilian deaths are what makes them hate us according to the Left, but to torturing 3 guys who helped plan and carry out the murder of 3,000 American souls on 9/11 is beyond the pale.
I'm not proud of what was done but let's not forget how limited this program really was and what it helped us learn. Whether or not it saved lives is the old trick the Left likes to play because you can't prove a negative. What we do know is that after Khalid Shaek Mohammed (KSM) was water boarded he yielded and held seminars as to how Al-Qaeda operated and this was what we needed to know in order to understand our enemy and prevent the next 9/11.
I also reject the notion that our enemies will now torture Americans. More than they are?!
Israel used to burn Arabs with cigarettes in order to prevent the next attack on Israeli's and while it makes me uncomfortable and grimace Jewish people resorted to this ugliness I could only remind you the sages tell teach us that if we know someone is coming to kill us than we are required to kill them first.
A fox News poll released today shows Obamacare's approval 38% disapprove 58%, the RealClearPolitics average is approve 38% disapprove 52.8%.
From the time it was a bill to its current legislative boondoggle Obamacare never had majority support from the American people, so they lied, and stole, bribed, and cheated in order to get the bill passed. Hey Democrats your chickens are coming home to roost.
A message to the GOP from Sarah Palin:
When you cut through all the “inside baseball” stuff in this Omnibus Spending Bill that's in front of Congress, you're left with two cold hard facts: this bill doesn't defund Obama's amnesty (so he gets to reward lawbreakers with your tax dollars) and it adds to our dangerous, unsustainable debt. It also breaks campaign promises made by quite a few of our incumbent politicians on both sides of the aisle. Hey, if you thought we wanted more of the same as we worked our butts off to get good folks elected in November, then why did we vote to oust liberals who got America into this mess in the first place? Guess what, GOP: our victory party is over and voters are wide awake and trusting you to keep your promises to America. Get a handle on your debt. Stop Obama's amnesty to illegal aliens. Support our military. Bottom line: we elected you to stop Obama's “fundamental transformation of America.” Do it – especially you Republicans who promised to do it. Or face America's wrath next go 'round because an elephant never forgets.
December 10, 2014
Former Democratic Senator Bob Kerrey, a man respected on both sides of the aisle and a former Military Veteran, wrote this today:
I do not need to read the report to know that the Democratic staff alone wrote it. The Republicans checked out early when they determined that their counterparts started out with the premise that the CIA was guilty and then worked to prove it.
This is how science works for the Left, they know they are correct and set out to prove they are right, truth is not a high value.
Emery Barcs (born Imre Bruchsteiner) was a Hungarian Jewish journalist who escaped to Australia in 1938 -- fleeing Fascist persecution. He seems to have acquired English easily and in my youth I often read newspaper articles by him. He was especially informative about the Communist world. Something he wrote in 1961 will ring a bell: "Under Communism if theory clashes with facts then it's just too bad for the facts".
The more things change, the more the Left stays the same.
December 8, 2014
Liberals are not happy until they are running YOUR life.
John J. Ray
Mr. Garner is case of Liberalism gone wild
A man is dead not due to police brutality, I think that is a mistake to believe the NYPD lost control and savagely killed Eric Garner. This entire matter is a tragedy from the reason Mr. Garner was being arrested to the very end of his struggle for life at the hands of the NYPD.
Why do we need 5 police officers to arrest a man for selling "loosies," untaxed cigarettes, on the streets of NY?
Why are the police acting as tax collectors?
Why is there a black market for cigarettes on the streets of NY?
Why aren't police using more efficient and less life threatening methods to take down their subjects?
Police are being sent out to collect taxes for cigarettes because the Left has an insatiable appetite for our money and nothing, and I do mean nothing, stands between a Leftist and his taxes.
Cigarettes in NY are nearly $14 a pack because the taxes on a pack of cigarettes are nearly $6! The Left is trying to "nudge" better behavior by making a product higher in price and or regulating it more. If cigarettes are so bad ban them.
The clerk in the brick and mortar shop called the police that day because Mr. Garner was in front of his establishment again, selling untaxed cigarettes.
The last question, as to the method of take down, I have better knowledge of and police are correct when they say it wasn't a "chokehold" method being deployed against Eric Garner, but a headlock. A choke applies pressure to the throat while a headlock applies pressure to the back of the neck.
The problem with the method is factors such as height, weight, and fight within a person become relevant. Mr. Garner was taller and heavier than the police officer and therefore when he reached up Mr. Garner, being a pro at being arrested (30 times), may have had a quicker reaction time to a headlock and was able to manipulate his body enough to throw the method off.
If the headlock is not properly maintained, due to the struggle of the person being put in the headlock, it can either be lost or worse, turned into a bar arm or carotid choke. The latter seems to have been the problem. Not that losing it wouldn't have been a problem for the safety of the police officers since Mr. Garner seemed determined not to be arrested.
Head control is the key in order to control the person, control the head and you control the body. What they should be using, and I hope they start to, is the method Israeli's deploy. It brings the person down to the ground and allows you to then apply pressure to the back of the neck to maintain control of the person until he/she is safely cuffed. However, like all methods injury is possible. My method may result in the face striking the pavement, however there is no possible way the person is choked if he continues to struggle.
My method is easier and can be executed by a person half the height and weight of Mr. Garner. However, there is no 100% guarantee of either method and the problem with the headlock is if the takedown arm slips to the side or front of the persons neck, it becomes a painful forearm across the throat or worse a carotid choke meaning both blood and air are cutoff to the brain. Since the time elapsed probably precludes the carotid ( 2 seconds to put a person's lights out) I would have to say the bar arm was what ended up happening to Mr. Garner. Had he stopped fighting this would not have been such an issue. Let them cuff you and the pain is gone, however once you have the person in the headlock all your strength is now used to apply pressure to the back of the neck in order to maintain control.
This is a common method of takedown and I know this is what is taught in the academy.
Getting police to change their methods is a slow arduous task because the lawyers get involved. I train with and work with police all the time and even though they like my tactics they can't use them if the department doesn't teach it because if something goes wrong the department and union won't back them in court.
It is not to say there is only one way to take someone down, but in the case of Mr. Garner this scene got away from the police officers and while persons being put under arrest cry wolf, it is incumbent on the officers in charge at the scene to be sure a headlock doesn't turn into a bar arm or carotid choke as it seems to have happened in this case.
I've tried watching the video and when the officer came in and applied pressure to the head (after he was down on the ground), a good yet uncomfortable controlling mechanism I was not able to tell if the officer who applied the headlock (the initial takedown) got his arm out or made sure the pressure was only being applied to the back of the neck. This may have been difficult if the person being arrested was putting up a fierce fight. Additionally, could the police officer have moved without losing control?
There are so many safety factors for the police to take into consideration during an arrest, the police themselves, bystanders, and suspects safety are all concerns. The police are just trying to control and get the cuffs on as soon as possible before anyone gets hurt.
I also understand the police using the fact that Mr. Garner was talking, as a factor in determining if he was able to breathe. The bar arm is uncomfortable and can cause damage while the person is still able to speak. The problem in this case was the underlying health issues and the bar arm effect over time. The officer applying direct pressure to the head was most likely making the bar arm worse and the result was damage to the throat.
There are many problems when using a takedown and officers choose methods they think are best applied in a given circumstance. Many times the method is chosen by opportunity, meaning whoever gets the best opportunity when the persons attention is distracted. This usually results in the person being surprised and therefore easier to disbalance and gain control. I don't know what factors were taken into consideration for Mr. Garner's arrest, but the method might have been determined by opportunity of the police. For example applying a wrist or arm lock into a takedown. Takedown's from the arm may result in arm brakes and the possibility of losing control of the person may have been a factor due to Mr. Garners size.
Teaching police the hazards of headlocks may end up being the result of this tragedy. I would also hope they open up to more methods of takedown and control.
However, let's not forget how we got here, the Left has long used the tax code and regulations to control and gain power over people. In this case it ended up costing a person their life because the police were used to enforce Leftist views on society. This is fascism by its very definition.
The Left must learn they are not the countries mommy and let people live the way they want, not the way the Left wants them to.
December 7, 2014
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December 3, 2014
It is becoming very clear there is an entire media complex and a party in this country invested in helping criminals and thugs while ignoring good people and this really scares me. This is not some small matter the Democrat agenda in claiming the grand jury was secret and could not be trusted in a severe breach of misconduct and people are getting hurt and in one case, maybe even murdered.
Why isn't someone out there explaining to the country the reason the Democrat County Prosecutor of Ferguson didn't hold open hearings in this particular case is because eyewitnesses were warned by the step father of Michael Brown ( a none gang member) their lives would be in jeopardy if they dared come forward with any other version of the shooting other than, "hands up don't shoot." The step father is a convict and so was Michael Brown with multiple encounters with the criminal justice system.
The six eye witnesses, who happen to share the identical version of events as the Police Officer (how they could have known the officers version before he testified can only be answered by the gods) who shot Michael Brown were all terrified for their lives.
In fact, one boy who was believed to have testified in the police officers version was a good friend of Dorian Johnsons, the accomplice of Michael Brown. He was shot in the head and set on fire in his car the night the grand jury verdict was read. The NYT reports it this way:
Deandre Joshua, 20, was shot once in the head and then set on fire inside his car. He was the only person killed during the fires, looting and riots that shook the city after a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer in Mr. Brown’s killing. But in the days since, Mr. Joshua’s death has largely become a footnote to Ferguson’s story — an open homicide case and a bitter mystery for his family.
The two closest statements the Times comes to the admission that Deandre might have been murdered for testifying before the secret grand jury was this encrypted statement:
Chief Jon Belmar of the St. Louis County Police suggested last week that there could be “a nexus” between the broader unrest and Mr. Joshua’s death, but a police spokesman said it remained unclear whether there was any direct link.
and then this:
His death became fodder for online speculation, caught in the fervor over the unrest in Ferguson. People sifting through thousands of pages of redacted grand jury testimony from the Brown case posited that Mr. Joshua was one of the unnamed witnesses.
The Times does point out this was the only murder that night in Ferguson. They do mention he and Dorian Johnson were good friends but the rest is speculation. One does not need a wild imagination to come to that conclusion, however one does need to reach the bowels of hell to understand why it is an entire party and the media couldn't use common sense and draw the logical and necessary conclusions the County Prosecutor drew when deciding the "secret grand jury" route.
It boggles the mind why the Left is the way it is, but history has demonstrated this is their pattern. One must break a few eggs to make an omelet is just another way of saying the end justifies the means. This is the modus operandi of the power hungry and they have been operating under this guiding principal since Marx.
I don't know how it is Democrats convince themselves or anyone else they are for the little guy?! The little guy in this case may have witnessed Officer Wilson shooting a young man who had turned into a mad dog and knew the truth, that Michael Brown was charging the officer. They did struggle for the gun and Deandre, possibly, told this to the secret grand jury.
You see the reason the prosecutor couldn't use open proceedings in this case was because witnesses feared for their lives and they wanted to make sure a miscarriage of justice was not done, so County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch has been a good public servant for the good people of Ferguson and he has taken the heat in order to assure citizens safety for being brave enough to come forward to tell the truth.
Governor Nixon might have been included in the good guy camp had it not been for the night of the grand jury verdict where it seems he helped the Marxists in the White House let the city burn and not send in the National Guard punishing county officials for falling out of step with party line. It has been confirmed that Valerie Jarrett was on the phone with Governor Nixon the night Ferguson was burning down. Interesting because the Mayor of Ferguson couldn't get anyone to answer the phone at the Governor's mansion that night. One must search deep to find this troubling statement in the media but here at the very bottom of St. Louis paper the startling truth is revealed:
Knowles said he and Ferguson staffers tried multiple times through multiple conduits to reach Nixon that night, without success.
Poor Mayor Knowles didn't realize his town was ground zero that night for a Marxist lesson.
If you think I may be stretching into the vaults of conspiracy allow me to remind you, dear reader, about the government shutdown when the President of the United States of America was mad the Republicans were exercising their constitutional duty in controlling the purse strings they are dully elected in contolling.
17% of the government was shutdown and the President made sure the people paid by shutting down national monuments and parks, White House tours, tourist attractions, etc. The President is tasked with the authority to choose which services remain open and working during times of government shutdowns. The framers didn't imagine a Community Organizer for chief executive and a corrupt media collaborating together and to frame the story as evil Republicans wanting to starve babies and prevent the elderly from getting social security checks.
More recently in the 2014 elections where the President ignored the election results, choosing to push amnesty and ignore the peoples will. This is why Chuck Schumer decided to take his case publicly when he came out against the President's agenda and openly expressed his discontent with the course Obama has chosen for the Democrat party. It is rare for such open revolts in a party, but Chuck knows politics and he sees a President who has run amuck and has decided to take his case public.
In the end, we can blame Barak Obama, Democrats and the media, but the fault lies with the American people for not being smart enough to see through the demagoguery and understand who and what they elected. It brings me no joy to speak about the President this way, however this man has demonstrated a mean streak which he is willing to show throughout his tenure as President.
The people complain the government is out of control but when Congress tries to constrain an out of control President they get the heat for it. People like Charles Krauthammer who say, no shutdown and are excoriated for it are only giving the American people what they want. The electorate are a fickle people who on one hand say, government is out of control, but then when Congress exercises one of their only constitutional methods of controlling government the people complain bitterly and take it out on Republicans. Why blame Krauthammer and Boehner, they are giving the people the government they want. Where I do blame Boehner and McConnell is for giving up without a fight, but I digress.
In Ferguson, there are some real heroes who may only be revealed in the history books of time, as for now the mad Marxist dogs are in charge and for them the end justifies the means.
December 2, 2014
The Election of Hope and Change looks more like the markings of another Marxist failure
When a President is elected on hope and change, but once elected promises to "fundamentally transform" America ones imagination can run wild. A man who promised to heal racial wounds, be the most transparent administration in history, and work with the opposing party, but then does the opposite, the glow of the first Black man begins to look more like the stain of a legacy gone bad. Barak Obama is man who was elected once on the hope of healing and second by defining deviance down.
There has been much said about Barak Obama's intellect and yet one must work hard to see it in the results, unless the results are the desired outcome.
The Left has long said America's "original sins" are killing the Indians and Black slavery. America is military complex who systemically and selfishly uses up all the worlds resources.
If you supported the above notions and then teased them out one at a time I think Barak Obama has been the most successful Leftist in America.
Think about the Indians and how Obama has used the Federal government to remove the Redskins trade mark as a form or punishment. The network news and sports broadcasting networks refusing to call the Redskins because it's racist is opposite of what it means, but never let the facts get in the way when you are fundamentally transforming America.
The second is slavery and with the election of the first Black man as President we have never been more racially divided. The President of the United States has purposely injected himself into each high profile "Black" issue, not to heal but to divide and incite.
"The police acted stupidly!"
"If I had a son he'd look like Trayvon."
"Stay on course" when referring to the Ferguson rioters.
America was the loan and sole superpower because of her wealth and military might which was used to do more good than harm, but not from the way a Leftist sees it. Wealth and military are seen by them as the creators of disparity, inequality, oppression, and the tool to which meddles too much around the world creating hate and resentment. Only when you are on the Left and filled with bitter rage can one honestly come to such conclusions, but it doesn't matter for these high crimes America must be systematically destroyed and this is exactly what the President is doing while his party either cheers him on or stands in silence and this includes the media. As for Republican elitists in DC they're content with letting America sink the bowls of hell so long as they can figure out a way to keep their own gravy train of filet minion and cognac flowing. Their bitterness and resentment with the American people is in their silence while watching the Left tear apart a nation which was founded on the principals of Liberty, justice, and G-d.
Under Barak Obama's leadership the national debt has grown more under his watch than all 230 of administrations combined. Want to bankrupt a country bury it in debt.
Want to destroy America's military might reduce the size of the military to pre-WWII levels and systematically fire all top brass of the military and replace it with yes men who could never get there based on their own mental equity.
One of America's first enemies fought was Muslims in Libya and today some of the most oppressive regimes on planet earth are occupied by religious nuts hell bent on destroying "the great satin," America. Well that works out great for Obama's agenda and so he has worked systematically propping up Islam. Not just any Islam but the Muslim Brotherhood, the enemy to freedom and co-existence with his fellow man.
He began with the apology tour around the world after his election. His backdoor, and backhand dismissal of the Dali Lama and the Israeli Prime Minister who were caught on camera being ushered out the back door of the White House where the trash cans are kept. Don't let me forget the returning of the Churchill bust, ipod of Obama speeches given to the Queen as a "gift" as well as the videos which were on the wrong format for Britain.
How about turning America's space exploration called NASA into Muslim outreach?!
I could go on and on but I think I am making my point and for those of you who haven't been able to connect the dots yet, then allow me to assist. It has long past the time to admit America has succeeded in electing a man who doesn't like America and wants her destroyed as we know her. I have struggled for many years trying to figure out if the Left is evil or just wrong on matters.
When one finally opens one's eyes and sees the latte salutes to our military, the hand on the wrong side of heart pledges, and the gum chewing diplomacy it becomes apparent these are small gestures to a larger theme, Barak Obama does not like America and with everyday he hides it less and becomes more unabashed in his mission to destroy the very fabric of her.
The 24 unconstitutional actions on Obamacare alone are evidence at his disdain for law and order. The latest brazen act of deeming 5 million plus illegal's' amnesty was the middle finger to all America's co-equal branches of governance. Everyone knows these people were not being deported and everyone knows this will only encourage more to flood the country. These poorest of poor will be wards of the state, government dependants which in his mind are more recompense for "driving out the Mexican's" over a century ago and will also overwhelm the welfare system making more debt, crime, and dependence. When looked at in there totality the only conclusion is that this "decline" is purposefully motivated and carefully executed.