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From the New York Times news section:

‘Covid Crime Wave’ Weighed Heavily on Atlanta Mayor

Keisha Lance Bottoms, who announced she would not run for re-election, faced criticism for her city’s sharp increase in violence.

By Richard Fausset
May 7, 2021, 5:43 p.m. ET

ATLANTA — At a news conference in which she fought to hold back tears, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms of Atlanta said on Friday that there was no single reason for her abrupt and dramatic decision not to run for a second term. …

But the most serious political threat that emerged for Ms. Bottoms in recent months was a phenomenon she had previously described as the “Covid crime wave.” Like many other American cities, Atlanta is struggling with a spike in violent crime, including a 58 percent increase in homicides last year — the likely result, researchers say, of the pandemic’s strain on at-risk populations, as well as institutions like courts and police departments.

Let’s not mention the Racial Reckoning.

Here’s the U. of Pennsylvania’s graph of 7 day moving average of homicides in Atlanta in 2020 (red line) vs. the average for 2015-2019 (grey line).

It looks like Atlanta’s New Normal of a high murder rate kicked in a couple of weeks after the Rayshard Brooks Riots when a drunk driver resisted arrest, stole a taser, and was it aiming at the cop who shot him.

The politicians charged the cop with murder, but he has since been reinstated on the force because of how dubious the charge was.

The mayor’s inability to get a handle on crime has become the central theme for two challengers — Felicia Moore, the City Council president, and Sharon Gay, a lawyer — who thought they were going to take her on in the November election. “Atlanta has a mayor that is more interested in things that happen outside Atlanta,” Ms. Moore said in a recent statement, referring to Ms. Bottoms’s emerging national stature, including talk that she was rumored to be a possible vice-presidential candidate. “We need a mayor who knows the No. 1 job of any mayor is to keep our city safe.”

… And Ms. Bottoms’s predicament could become common for city leaders around the United States as crime concerns take a political toll.

The dynamic is already rippling through other cities. In Philadelphia, a city suffering from a spike in homicides and gun crime, Larry Krasner, the progressive district attorney, is facing a serious challenge from a candidate, Carlos Vega, who says Mr. Krasner “has not delivered on safety.”

In San Francisco, where burglaries were up 46 percent in 2020 and car thefts up 22 percent, according to The San Francisco Chronicle, a similarly progressive prosecutor, Chesa Boudin, is facing a recall effort from critics focused on crime.

In St. Louis, where homicides were up 35 percent last year, former Mayor Lyda Krewson decided not to run for a second term after the wearying trials of 2020. The city’s new mayor, Tishaura Jones, is, like Ms. Bottoms, an outspoken advocate for criminal justice reform who now faces the challenge of radically reimagining policing and incarceration while bringing her city’s crime numbers down.

In Atlanta, crime has continued raging into 2021. In the first 18 weeks of the year, police statistics show homicides up 57 percent, rapes up 55 percent, aggravated assaults up 36 percent and auto thefts up 31 percent compared with the same period last year.

The state’s speaker of the House, David Ralston, a Republican, plans to hold hearings this summer to consider putting state troopers on Atlanta’s streets. Weapons detectors were installed at the entrance of the Lenox Square mall in the upscale Buckhead neighborhood, making shopping feel like a trip to a courthouse. Some Buckhead residents are so fed up they have formed a group to explore whether to secede from the city — a move that would devastate Atlanta’s tax base.

A report released in February by the Council on Criminal Justice gave a snapshot of the crime that afflicted American cities in 2020, with many of them suffering a sharp rise in homicides, aggravated assault and gun assaults.

But the researchers also noted that the numbers were “well below historical highs” before crime began plummeting nationwide in the 1990s.

Also, covid is nothing to worry about because infectious disease deaths are way down from the days of smallpox, yellow fever, and malaria.

And for now, the fear of crime does not appear to have the same political juice that it had in previous decades, when scare campaigns could help decide presidential contests and get-tough rhetoric was a winning tactic in big-city elections.

Indeed, the widespread demand for criminal justice reform in liberal-leaning cities like Atlanta appears to have tempered the language and platforms of candidates promising to solve the crime problem.

Both Ms. Gay and Ms. Moore, for example, argue that the next mayor of Atlanta needs to be smarter about crime, not necessarily tougher. Instead of criticizing Ms. Bottoms for embracing criminal justice reform, Ms. Moore — who, like Ms. Bottoms, is African-American — essentially agrees that reform and safety are not either-or propositions.

“I believe wholeheartedly we can do both,” she said.

However, the political problem Ms. Bottoms would have faced demonstrates the enduring peril of being perceived as unable to meet the challenge of rising crime. Critics have blasted her for allowing more than 400 officer vacancies to go unfilled in the Atlanta Police Department, which is supposed to be 2,046 officers strong. …

Others have lashed into the Bottoms administration for botching the firing of Garrett Rolfe, the white officer who killed Mr. Brooks, a Black man. The administration fired Officer Rolfe the day after the shooting, but this week, the city’s Civil Service Board reinstated him on the grounds that his due process rights had been violated.

Such missteps went a long way to explaining why Ms. Bottoms had made herself politically vulnerable, said Clark D. Cunningham, a law professor at Georgia State University.

“It’s not because she’s too progressive,” Mr. Cunningham said. “It’s because she’s too incompetent.”

At the same time, Ms. Bottoms has displayed a passion for enacting criminal justice reform, a topic she couches in personal terms. On Friday, she made reference, as she often has, to the painful story of her father, the R&B singer Major Lance, who was convicted of selling cocaine when she was a child.

The experience inspired her to limit the public disclosure of small-scale marijuana arrest records and eliminate cash bond requirements at the city jail. She hopes to transform the jail itself into a social services hub she calls a “center for equity.”

Her Police Department, meanwhile, is engaged in a review of training and policy, with the goal of making the department more community-oriented.

Though revamping the department may pay off in the long run, Dean Dabney, a professor of criminology at Georgia State University, said it could increase crime in the short run.

“If you switch from tactical policing to community policing, it’s going to take time to reallocate those resources and get those resources doing things the new way,” he said. “During that adjustment period the criminals are going to have the upper hand.”

In the weeks before she declared that she would not run again, Ms. Bottoms seemed aware of the way that crime had taken center stage. She has promised to hire 250 police officers in the near future, crack down on nuisance properties, increase enforcement against gangs, and expand the city security camera network.

In her news conference, Ms. Bottoms said she would focus, in her remaining months in office, on keeping the city safe. “I’m doing that not because I’m a mayor, but because I’m a mother in this city,” she said. “I want this city to be safe for my family, in the same way that I want it to be safe for everybody else who’s standing in this room.

 
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  1. Ha ha ha! As ye sow, so ye shall reap. That is true from the ghetto to the Mayoral residence, and all the way to Lenox Square Mall. If those knuckleheads in Buckhead had not been kow-towing to negroes for the past 50 year, they wouldn’t have to contemplate secession. As if that (completely surrounded by Atlanta) were an option. And the negro mayors are declining to run again. I guess the grease isn’t worth the heat of the frying pan. Ha ha!

    Welcome to Clownworld. There are plenty of seats available.

    • Agree: Enemy of Earth
  2. 1. Stop electing politicians whose names sound like they’re porn actors.

    • Replies: @Pork Beat
    @Redneck farmer

    If there is one right wingers know a lot about it is pornography

    I watch a lot myself

    Police reform is the future. I hope you guys know white men are seen as the biggest threat

    , @Currahee
    @Redneck farmer

    Or perhaps she could become an M.D.

  3. You link to your 2013 KKKrazy Glue article. That article of yours discusses how the Washington Post insinuated that death of gay politico Marco McMillian in Mississippi must somehow have been caused by white racism, even though that seemed unlikely at the time.

    And here’s the rest of the story about this death of Marco McMillian:

    Lawrence Reed found guilty in Marco McMillian case

    https://wreg.com/news/guilty-verdict-in-marco-mcmillian-case/

    • Thanks: vhrm
    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Calvin Hobbes

    Who wears a face mask in a Twitter Avatar.

  4. Laugh Out Loud. FYI, Ms affirmative action daughter of a drug dealer; jails have been centers of social service grant grifting Jew black and Hispanic NGO grant grifters since 1964 when Johnson Humphrey and their Jewish handlers launched the federal handout to new black Hispanic grant grifters parasitizing on criminals programs. We once estimated that there were more grant grifters buzzing around the county jail than there were inmates guards clerks medics and other civilian employees.

    Atlanta, the Detroit of the south.

  5. “The politicians charged the cop with murder, but he has since been reinstated on the force because of how dubious the charge was.”

    Actually he was reinstated because the city didn’t follow the proper procedures (10 day notice, stuff like that) when they fired him. I don’t believe there was any judgement about the merits and I think he still faces criminal charges.

    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
    @James B. Shearer

    Thanks. Your comment motivated me to look into this....

    https://www.ajc.com/news/crime/fired-apd-officer-who-shot-rayshard-brooks-reinstated/DRIIURYISNC6FOR2OHIMZTPU2U/


    He loves this city

     

    I scratch my head. I think I might go bald.
  6. “It’s not because she’s too progressive,” Mr. Cunningham said. “It’s because she’s too incompetent.”

    Why not both?

    • Agree: AceDeuce
    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Trelane

    Trelane, well because you can never be too progressive.

    , @Jus' Sayin'...
    @Trelane


    “It’s not because she’s too progressive,” Mr. Cunningham said. “It’s because she’s too incompetent.”
     

    Why not both?
     
    That would be a tautology. The words "progressive" and "incompetent" are more or less equivalent.
  7. What a disconnect from reality, with plenty of comical lines. Example:

    She hopes to transform the jail itself into a social services hub she calls a “center for equity.”

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @bomag

    bomag, these people thrive on catch phrases and acronyms. Accomplishments, not so much.

    , @Harry Baldwin
    @bomag

    She hopes to transform the jail itself into a social services hub she calls a “center for equity.”

    Future PSA spot:

    EARNEST YOUNG BLACK MAN: "How do I gain access to the Center for Equity?"

    BLACK FEMALE SOCIAL WORKER: "Just walk into your local police station and confess to the crimes you committed since your last incarceration. It's as simple as that!"

    Replies: @Skyler the Weird

    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @bomag

    "What a disconnect from reality"

    The widespread use of the term "reimagining" in the public sector indicates the leadership talent pool is mighty shallow. It's also a slap in the face to Disney Imagineers who are tasked with the real wokian work of reimagining new ways to insert satanic degradation into content for children.

  8. Within the last year or thereabouts I have begun reading, from what I can find online, the works of Revilo P. Oliver. I am not an atheist, and Dr. Oliver certainly coarsened his rhetoric in his later years, but there is much to be learned, historically and factually, from his writing. He was a university professor in the time when that meant that a person, to some degree, had to be a scholar. His relevance to this ISteve column is that this kind of story would be “par for the course” as regards what Dr. Oliver predicted the path of the U.S. would be in the late 20th/early 21st Centuries. However, even he might be surprised – were he to suddenly appear alive and well – at how quickly Whites acquiesced to our foes. Of course there are pockets of resistance, but as far as national political policy…

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Charles


    Within the last year or thereabouts I have begun reading, from what I can find online, the works of Revilo P. Oliver.
     
    Is there a Palindrome Hall of Fame? Oliver should be in the inaugural class. Yoko Ono and Abba can supply the music for the ceremony.


    Too bad Adaven, Nevada and Otkahatko, Florida are ghost towns, or one of them could host it. Paraparap is thriving and not too far from Melbourne, and there are a couple of Glenelgs.

    Replies: @njguy73, @Ben tillman, @Jus' Sayin'...

    , @al gore rhythms
    @Charles

    And what did he predict would be the path of America in the 21st century?

  9. Mayor Lance Bottoms was featured in a TV series about the murder of young black men in Atlanta. Even though Wayne Williams was in prison, tried and convicted of the crimes and even though Williams lost again on appeal, she wanted to re open the cases because …hey a black man could not have killed other blacks. Her chief of police, Erika Shields, was onboard with reopening the cases. Well, a black criminal was shot and killed by an Atlanta cop and Shields resigned under pressure from the NAACP. Basically a quitter when the going got tough. Lance Bottoms, a great name to a calvary surgeon, found out what corey booker and stacey abrams have learned…sometimes you have to be able to do the work. booker’s back after his failure as Newark mayor, abrams is a fixture in wokedom. But what has any of them achieved? blacks keep voting based on skin color and Whites are the racists. Lance Bottoms joins a growing list of failed black mayors…Baltimore seems to breed them. And speaking of breed, San Fran’s mayor, London Breed, is a failure also. Start a list…I’ll give you number one, lori lightfoot,

    • Agree: Calvin Hobbes, Dan Hayes
    • Replies: @MBlanc46
    @Buffalo Joe

    Please, Joe, keep Groot!

    Replies: @p38ace

    , @John Up North
    @Buffalo Joe

    Yeah, you beat me to it. Lightfoot is in a lot of political trouble. She's supposed to have no friends and a lot of enemies. The Chicago Teachers Union exposed how incompetent and impotent she is by keeping the public schools closed for most of the year.

    The lockdowns and the historic surge in crime didn't help. The CPD is now dangerously understaffed. If you drive down Michigan Avenue or State Street you will see many cops sitting idle in their vehicles just putting on a show of force. A lot of cops took an early retirement and the summer hasn't even begun.

    Daley the Younger served over 20 years as Mayor. Rahm "Tiny Dancer" Emanuel served only two terms. It looks like Lori may get only one term. That's about as much progress anyone can hope for in Chicago.

    , @Mr Mox
    @Buffalo Joe

    Lance Bottoms, a great name to a calvary surgeon

    I tip my hat, Sir.

    , @Paul Rise
    @Buffalo Joe

    I dont have a lot of details, but I have heard from a lot of locals that Kansas City's last mayor, Sly James, and the current one Quinton Lucas, were pretty good. Crime is terrible in KC, but it has been for a long time. But I am far from knowledgeable. My assumption is you hear less about them both because they don't entirely toe the cop hating CRT line.

    , @AceDeuce
    @Buffalo Joe

    "Failed" and "black" in the same sentence? That's a redundancy.

    negro males have largely bowed out of being mayors of big cities. Back in the 70s, when the grift was new, and YT freshly neutered and not hip to what the deal was, and when the U.S. hadn't been squeezed dry (and no Internet-very important) c olored boys could sit down to a negro smorgasboard--booze, drugs, bee-yotches, $$$,. Strut around in a suit and talk schitt. Still plenty of White civil service workers back then to do the work.

    Now the fried chickens have come home to roost. C olored boys show dey asses, bigly, when in a public role and there is grifting money to be had and wimmenz to be violating--Kwame Kilpatrick, Marion Barry, and several other c olored boy pols wound up in jail-and several more should have but didn't because negro.

    Better they go behind the scenes where they can carry on in private, like Sharpton, Jackson, Vernon Jordan--they pull down mucho cuckbucks and don't have even pretend they work, like they would if they were mayor.

    Plenty of "white boy" cucks--DeBlasio, (((Garcetti))), Jim Kenney--who will shoulder the burdens and hand out the cuckbucks under the table. Those cretins are well to the left of leftist c olored boys and will give them whatever they want.

    Black women are too stupid and egotistical to figure out that the grift has dried up, and that the cities (and the US) has started its death rattle, plus they are more discreet in their sexual and grifting escapades than c olored boys, so they are running for mayor of these hellholes that their own people have created. Too late. Sad!

    White women couldn't get 10% of a negro metropolis's vote against a boogie. Nonwhites hate White women-much more than they hate White men.

    , @Truth
    @Buffalo Joe

    Hey Joe, what Dago is going to be next to be sacrificed at the altar of Byron Brown in your election next year, Joe Messi?

    , @Piglet
    @Buffalo Joe

    I know you meant Cavalry surgeon, not Calvary surgeon.

  10. I’m just sad that Keisha Lance Bottoms is not going to be in the public eye anymore. If Tom Wolfe had included such a name in a book, he would have caught criticism for the sheer unbelievability.

    Keisha Lance Bottoms, say her name! Often!

  11. Atlanta is struggling with a spike in violent crime, including a 58 percent increase in homicides last year — the likely result, researchers say, of the pandemic’s strain on at-risk populations, as well as institutions like courts and police departments.

    Good lord another report from bizzaro world.

    So the institutions that enforce the law are to blame for an increase in homicide rates?

    Black people should stick it to those institutions and not commit any crimes for an entire year. Why has no one thought of this?

    • LOL: Forbes
    • Replies: @Forbes
    @John Johnson

    Those truly “at-risk” are crime victims—are those killed now responsible for their own murder?

  12. An ungated version of the (I think complete) NYT article is here:

    https://www.thebharatexpressnews.com/covid-crime-wave-weighed-heavily-on-atlanta-mayor/

    On that page there’s a link to this fun article:

    Georgia Sheriff faces civil rights charges for using restraint chairs

    https://www.thebharatexpressnews.com/georgia-sheriff-faces-civil-rights-charges-for-using-restraint-chairs-2/

    Here’s a picture of that White Supremacist Georgia sheriff:
    Black officials and cops don’t seem to be any better than their white counterparts at dealing with overly exuberant blacks. If anything, they’re worse, but probably the NYT cuts them a lot more slack. (That very dark white supremacist sheriff had a corruption problem, and he also shot a woman “by accident”.)

    • Replies: @Muggles
    @Calvin Hobbes


    Black officials and cops don’t seem to be any better than their white counterparts at dealing with overly exuberant blacks. If anything, they’re worse
     
    If you look at the police performance in sub Saharan Africa or in any black run nation, you will normally find the kind of "old fashioned" policing we used to have. "In spades" as the expression goes.

    The use of "sjamboks" is common in Africa.

    From Wikipedia:

    In South Africa use of the sjambok by police is sometimes seen as synonymous with the apartheid era, but its use on people started much earlier. It is sometimes used outside the official judiciary by those who mete out discipline imposed by extralegal courts.[2]

    The sjambok (/ˈʃæmbʌk, -bɒk/)[1] or litupa is a heavy leather whip. It is traditionally made from an adult hippopotamus or rhinoceros hide, but is also commonly made out of plastic.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard

  13. @Trelane

    “It’s not because she’s too progressive,” Mr. Cunningham said. “It’s because she’s too incompetent.”
     
    Why not both?

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Jus' Sayin'...

    Trelane, well because you can never be too progressive.

  14. @bomag
    What a disconnect from reality, with plenty of comical lines. Example:

    She hopes to transform the jail itself into a social services hub she calls a “center for equity.”

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Harry Baldwin, @SunBakedSuburb

    bomag, these people thrive on catch phrases and acronyms. Accomplishments, not so much.

  15. Keisha Lance Bottoms

  16. 58% increase in homicide? Do we count those as COVID deaths? Or is it just ol’ fashioned incompetence? How about the mayor? Do we count her as another COVID victim? Why not just bring back vigilante justice and summary execution? Who will take responsibility for this mess?

  17. Keisha Lance Bottoms

    Is that a name or a Grinder profile?

    • LOL: Abe
    • Replies: @Barack Obama's secret Unz account
    @Barack Obama's secret Unz account

    Clean version: is that a name or a personal ad?

    Thank you, try the veal etc

  18. @Barack Obama's secret Unz account

    Keisha Lance Bottoms
     
    Is that a name or a Grinder profile?

    Replies: @Barack Obama's secret Unz account

    Clean version: is that a name or a personal ad?

    Thank you, try the veal etc

  19. You do have to give Ms. Bottoms some credit for not getting investigated for corruption and fraud like practically every other Atlanta mayor…

    • Replies: @black sea
    @JohnnyD

    I'm wondering if this had something to with the decision to resign.

    , @Alden
    @JohnnyD

    Just my personal opinion is that there’s some financial scandal brewing. And as always happens when blacks are involved, it was covered up for years. But can’t be hidden much longer.

    “ I failed to control crime” is better than the usual “ spend more time with my family” .

  20. It’s too early and too crowded a field to be sure, but it’s looking entirely possible that Andrew Yang will be elected NYC mayor this November. He’s going to have a tough time dealing with rising crime and an economy that’s been hit hard by working from home. He will have to hope that more big employers will be bringing their people back to the office, JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs are starting to do so on a phased-in basis, and that Broadway will be up and running (the first few shows are resuming in September). Crime’s another story.

    • Replies: @bomag
    @prosa123

    Thanks for the update. I googled Yang's crime policy, and got a tough-on-crime NY Daily News opinion piece by Yang.

  21. @Charles
    Within the last year or thereabouts I have begun reading, from what I can find online, the works of Revilo P. Oliver. I am not an atheist, and Dr. Oliver certainly coarsened his rhetoric in his later years, but there is much to be learned, historically and factually, from his writing. He was a university professor in the time when that meant that a person, to some degree, had to be a scholar. His relevance to this ISteve column is that this kind of story would be "par for the course" as regards what Dr. Oliver predicted the path of the U.S. would be in the late 20th/early 21st Centuries. However, even he might be surprised - were he to suddenly appear alive and well - at how quickly Whites acquiesced to our foes. Of course there are pockets of resistance, but as far as national political policy...

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @al gore rhythms

    Within the last year or thereabouts I have begun reading, from what I can find online, the works of Revilo P. Oliver.

    Is there a Palindrome Hall of Fame? Oliver should be in the inaugural class. Yoko Ono and Abba can supply the music for the ceremony.

    Too bad Adaven, Nevada and Otkahatko, Florida are ghost towns, or one of them could host it. Paraparap is thriving and not too far from Melbourne, and there are a couple of Glenelgs.

    • LOL: PhysicistDave, ic1000
    • Replies: @njguy73
    @Reg Cæsar

    The Palindrome Hall of Fame would have to include two of the best offensive linemen in NFL history: John Hannah and Jim Otto.

    , @Ben tillman
    @Reg Cæsar

    I’m a lasagna ham; Ma, hang a salami!

    , @Jus' Sayin'...
    @Reg Cæsar


    Is there a Palindrome Hall of Fame? Oliver should be in the inaugural class. Yoko Ono and Abba can supply the music for the ceremony.
     
    His ancestors used the name for first sons for six generations. Oliver also bore a striking resemblance to Vincent Price. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revilo_P._Oliver

    None of this should detract from the relevance of some aspects of his thinking in analyzing the current rot in the USA's evil empire.
  22. She was on the short list of potential Vice Presidential nominees. That short list belonged on the short bus.

  23. @Redneck farmer
    1. Stop electing politicians whose names sound like they're porn actors.

    Replies: @Pork Beat, @Currahee

    If there is one right wingers know a lot about it is pornography

    I watch a lot myself

    Police reform is the future. I hope you guys know white men are seen as the biggest threat

  24. now faces the challenge of radically reimagining policing and incarceration while bringing her city’s crime numbers down.

    Boy, that IS a challenge. I have the feeling you can have one or the other but not both, so in real life you have to choose between the two. But in liberal fantasy land you can have it ALL.

    Of course it never takes very long before reality slaps you in the face and wakes you from your fantasy.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @Jack D

    It seems like nobody should really run for mayor of a large city unless they have an extensive law enforcement background and knowledge of the criminal justice system and of criminology in general, because if they do not they are going to be pushed around by their chiefs of police.

    Val Demings, the congresswoman from Orlando, Florida, was previously the chief of the city's police. Perhaps we can expect to see more careers like this in the future.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Hibernian, @The Anti-Gnostic

    , @Forbes
    @Jack D


    radically reimagining policing
     
    That's what NYC mayor David Dinkens tried with Police Commissioner Lee Brown--brought in from Houston. A disaster is putting it mildly.
  25. @Redneck farmer
    1. Stop electing politicians whose names sound like they're porn actors.

    Replies: @Pork Beat, @Currahee

    Or perhaps she could become an M.D.

  26. It’s not a Covid crime wave, It’s a Black crime wave which belies the sentiment that Black Lives Matter. It appears, and has for quite some time, that Black lives don’t matter to a significant number of their own community.

    My questions is if they don’t care for the lives of their own, why should I or anyone else?

  27. Anon7 says:

    “[Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms] hopes to transform the jail itself into a social services hub she calls a ‘center for equity.’”

    What a great idea – telling criminals that it’s time to get some equity.

    I remember the sign on an inner city pawnshop I used to pass on my way into work:

    We have – – guns

    We need – – color TVs

  28. @Buffalo Joe
    Mayor Lance Bottoms was featured in a TV series about the murder of young black men in Atlanta. Even though Wayne Williams was in prison, tried and convicted of the crimes and even though Williams lost again on appeal, she wanted to re open the cases because ...hey a black man could not have killed other blacks. Her chief of police, Erika Shields, was onboard with reopening the cases. Well, a black criminal was shot and killed by an Atlanta cop and Shields resigned under pressure from the NAACP. Basically a quitter when the going got tough. Lance Bottoms, a great name to a calvary surgeon, found out what corey booker and stacey abrams have learned...sometimes you have to be able to do the work. booker's back after his failure as Newark mayor, abrams is a fixture in wokedom. But what has any of them achieved? blacks keep voting based on skin color and Whites are the racists. Lance Bottoms joins a growing list of failed black mayors...Baltimore seems to breed them. And speaking of breed, San Fran's mayor, London Breed, is a failure also. Start a list...I'll give you number one, lori lightfoot,

    Replies: @MBlanc46, @John Up North, @Mr Mox, @Paul Rise, @AceDeuce, @Truth, @Piglet

    Please, Joe, keep Groot!

    • Replies: @p38ace
    @MBlanc46

    No, Groot has to go. She always looks like she is stoned out of her mind. Often, she makes no sense. I cannot think of any positive contribution she has made.

    Replies: @MBlanc46

  29. vhrm says:

    If this is all the Covid Crime Wave does that mean that the government is currently pushing vaccines against crime?

    “Choice,” rumbled a rich deep goloss. I viddied it belonged to the prison charlie.
    “He has no realchoice, has he? Self-interest, fear of physical pain, drove him to that grotesque act of selfabasement. Its insincerity was clearly to be seen. He ceases to be a wrongdoer. He ceases also to bea creature capable of moral choice.”
    “These are subtleties,” like smiled Dr. Brodsky. “We are not concerned with motive, with the
    higher ethics. We are concerned only with cutting down crime – ”

    “And,” chipped in this bolshy well-dressed Minister, “with relieving the ghastly congestion in our
    prisons.”
    “Hear hear,” said somebody.
    There was a lot of govoreeting and arguing then and I just stood there, brothers, like completely
    ignored by all these ignorant bratchnies, so I creeched out:

    “Me, me, me. How about me? Where do I come into all this? Am I just some animal or dog?”
    And that started them off govoreeting real loud and throwing slovos at me. So I creeched louder,
    still creeching: “Am I just to be like a clockwork orange?” I didn’t know what made me use those
    slovos, brothers, which just came like without asking into my gulliver. And that shut all those
    vecks up for some reason for a minoota or two.

    Then one very thin starry professor type
    chelloveck stood up, his neck like all cables carrying like power from his gulliver to his plott, and
    he said:
    “You have no cause to grumble, boy. You made your choice and all this is a consequence of your
    choice. Whatever now ensues is what you yourself have chosen.”

    https://secret-satire-society.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Anthony-Burgess-A-Clockwork-Orange.pdf

    (I think his “cured” form was fine actually, though of course he should have been executed to begin with for his crimes.)

  30. I read the entire article but could not find the answer to this question: who, oh who, is the demographic committing all this crime? Must be white supremacists. Or Eskimos. Or Martians. Well actually I think we know.

  31. @bomag
    What a disconnect from reality, with plenty of comical lines. Example:

    She hopes to transform the jail itself into a social services hub she calls a “center for equity.”

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Harry Baldwin, @SunBakedSuburb

    She hopes to transform the jail itself into a social services hub she calls a “center for equity.”

    Future PSA spot:

    EARNEST YOUNG BLACK MAN: “How do I gain access to the Center for Equity?”

    BLACK FEMALE SOCIAL WORKER: “Just walk into your local police station and confess to the crimes you committed since your last incarceration. It’s as simple as that!”

    • Replies: @Skyler the Weird
    @Harry Baldwin

    The jail in Memphis used to be called the Glamour Slammer. Inmates had it so good all they had to do was watch TV and workout. Judge ruled the poor dears didn't have to go do chores at the penal farm unless they wanted to (black folks doing farm work was reminiscent of slavery you see). This one guy served his time, came back two weeks later wanting back in. They told him to go away. He whipped his thing out and pee'd on the building. Cop came out and wrote a ticket. Guy came back a few hours later and rammed a car into the sally port. He got his wish and was arrested for destruction of county property.

  32. @Jack D

    now faces the challenge of radically reimagining policing and incarceration while bringing her city’s crime numbers down.
     
    Boy, that IS a challenge. I have the feeling you can have one or the other but not both, so in real life you have to choose between the two. But in liberal fantasy land you can have it ALL.

    Of course it never takes very long before reality slaps you in the face and wakes you from your fantasy.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @Forbes

    It seems like nobody should really run for mayor of a large city unless they have an extensive law enforcement background and knowledge of the criminal justice system and of criminology in general, because if they do not they are going to be pushed around by their chiefs of police.

    Val Demings, the congresswoman from Orlando, Florida, was previously the chief of the city’s police. Perhaps we can expect to see more careers like this in the future.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @Jonathan Mason

    Perhaps, or maybe nobody should really run for mayor of a large city unless they don't intend to let the citizenry get murdered. After all, that seemed to work pretty well in the past.

    , @Hibernian
    @Jonathan Mason

    Frank Rizzo, call your office.

    Replies: @Alden

    , @The Anti-Gnostic
    @Jonathan Mason

    If the main function of city executives is to manage the violence of the city's net consumers, then the city is a diseconomy of scale and the remaining productive citizens are just serfs on a tax farm. Now that the productive are working from home, US cities are in deep trouble, or they would be if they weren't getting bailed out by a $4+T "infrastructure" bill. What this will mean is that cities can continue to be dysfunctional Democratic vote banks instead of abandoned ruins.

    I don't know why we put up with this. Actually I do know: we lack sufficient will to power.

  33. Homicides in Canada are down compared to last year’s pace:

  34. @Buffalo Joe
    Mayor Lance Bottoms was featured in a TV series about the murder of young black men in Atlanta. Even though Wayne Williams was in prison, tried and convicted of the crimes and even though Williams lost again on appeal, she wanted to re open the cases because ...hey a black man could not have killed other blacks. Her chief of police, Erika Shields, was onboard with reopening the cases. Well, a black criminal was shot and killed by an Atlanta cop and Shields resigned under pressure from the NAACP. Basically a quitter when the going got tough. Lance Bottoms, a great name to a calvary surgeon, found out what corey booker and stacey abrams have learned...sometimes you have to be able to do the work. booker's back after his failure as Newark mayor, abrams is a fixture in wokedom. But what has any of them achieved? blacks keep voting based on skin color and Whites are the racists. Lance Bottoms joins a growing list of failed black mayors...Baltimore seems to breed them. And speaking of breed, San Fran's mayor, London Breed, is a failure also. Start a list...I'll give you number one, lori lightfoot,

    Replies: @MBlanc46, @John Up North, @Mr Mox, @Paul Rise, @AceDeuce, @Truth, @Piglet

    Yeah, you beat me to it. Lightfoot is in a lot of political trouble. She’s supposed to have no friends and a lot of enemies. The Chicago Teachers Union exposed how incompetent and impotent she is by keeping the public schools closed for most of the year.

    The lockdowns and the historic surge in crime didn’t help. The CPD is now dangerously understaffed. If you drive down Michigan Avenue or State Street you will see many cops sitting idle in their vehicles just putting on a show of force. A lot of cops took an early retirement and the summer hasn’t even begun.

    Daley the Younger served over 20 years as Mayor. Rahm “Tiny Dancer” Emanuel served only two terms. It looks like Lori may get only one term. That’s about as much progress anyone can hope for in Chicago.

  35. @prosa123
    It's too early and too crowded a field to be sure, but it's looking entirely possible that Andrew Yang will be elected NYC mayor this November. He's going to have a tough time dealing with rising crime and an economy that's been hit hard by working from home. He will have to hope that more big employers will be bringing their people back to the office, JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs are starting to do so on a phased-in basis, and that Broadway will be up and running (the first few shows are resuming in September). Crime's another story.

    Replies: @bomag

    Thanks for the update. I googled Yang’s crime policy, and got a tough-on-crime NY Daily News opinion piece by Yang.

  36. “ covid is nothing to worry about because infectious disease deaths are way down from the days of smallpox, yellow fever, and malaria.”

    Correct.

  37. @Reg Cæsar
    @Charles


    Within the last year or thereabouts I have begun reading, from what I can find online, the works of Revilo P. Oliver.
     
    Is there a Palindrome Hall of Fame? Oliver should be in the inaugural class. Yoko Ono and Abba can supply the music for the ceremony.


    Too bad Adaven, Nevada and Otkahatko, Florida are ghost towns, or one of them could host it. Paraparap is thriving and not too far from Melbourne, and there are a couple of Glenelgs.

    Replies: @njguy73, @Ben tillman, @Jus' Sayin'...

    The Palindrome Hall of Fame would have to include two of the best offensive linemen in NFL history: John Hannah and Jim Otto.

  38. Whiskey says: • Website

    Steve, Atlanta is near perfection. The goal of every City is to become like Detroit. Which is possibly the most successful city in the nation.

    Think about it — a bombed out shell, filled with only black criminals, homeless, junkies, weirdos, and a few lunatic White hipsters. No normal people anywhere. Not even big corporations whose workforce does not like risking murder for cubicle farm wages.

    That’s a perfect city. A giant fraud vote bank, to be used at will, with fed grants galore (money printer go brrrr) and this is key — NO normal people to provide and demand oversight on how all that money is spent. Its genius and every single mayor is trying their best to turn their city into Detroit. So they can manufacture votes for the Uniparty in exchange for unlimited graft with no oversight.

    Besides which, black people LOVE LOVE LOVE crime. Crime and violence are dear to pretty much every black person’s heart, with the keeping it real, drive-bys, and “you ain’t a man till you take a life and make a life.” Every homie who whacked someone, they got laid that night. Black people if they wanted to stop crime, they would. They don’t. You get the typical black female wailing about some relative shot, but they sure did not want other relatives put away in the big house for decades which is what it takes to crack down on crime which is mostly black.

    Of course, this one major issue is what keeps Latinos on side Whitey. Whitey is not sticking a gun to their faces, robbing them, and then giving them a pistol whipping. Nope, that’s black. B-L-A-C-K.

    Look at CA Gov. Newsom. He can add 2 and 2 and get 4. He’s released 63,000 violent felons, including 20,000 lifers, for “safety” (of the prisoners) right as the Covid crisis is ending. That’s just punishment for voters for not doing what they were told. [Newsome of course will declare another Covid Crisis, lock down the entire state, mandate mail in vote fraud, and that will be that. Anything else is insurrection and he’ll have the F15s bomb and strafe Huntington Beach if there are protests like he nearly did last Summer.]

    The massive vote fraud the Bidens engaged in is now the wave of the future. Oligarchs fraud their way to what they want, and and demand applause from the dirt people or its off to a forced labor camp. Which is coming, btw, very soon. Coke and Apple and Wal-Mart are all drooling at the profits to be made from Uighur style prison labor camps here but with even higher IQ Whites doing forced labor as part of reparations and social justice.

    • Agree: Je Suis Omar Mateen
  39. On Friday, she made reference, as she often has, to the painful story of her father, the R&B singer Major Lance, who was convicted of selling cocaine when she was a child.

    See, a lot of people would tell you that revealing to the public that your Daddy was a Coke dealer is not the way to go. Miss Bottoms thinks otherwise. It’s the black community, and we wouldn’t understand …

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Major Lance was a pretty fair singer in his day (early 1960's), at least while he had Curtis Mayfield writing and producing his records on Columbia's Okeh subsidiary label. His voice wasn't powerful or distinctive enough for him to stand out among top-tier soul guys like Jerry Butler, Gene Chandler, Marvin Gaye, Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett or Jackie Wilson (much less Sam Cooke). Still, he had a way with the uptempo numbers that made him a big favorite with the British "Northern Soul" contingent that was devoted to old-fashioned American '60's soul music, four-on-the-floor stompers (when the U.S. had largely abandoned that musical style for James Brown and Sly Stone-style funk, e.g., the Temptations' "Papa Was A Rolling Stone"). Lance even moved to England for a few years in the early 1970's, and was treated as visiting royalty.

    Here's 1963's "The Monkey Time," which went #2 R&B and #8 Pop:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0KlRpQeyvo

    His later problems with drugs and the law shouldn't obscure the quality of his recordings, or his place as one of Chicago's finest soul singers of the 1960's.

    Replies: @G. Poulin, @Ralph L, @Achmed E. Newman, @D. K.

    , @Adam Smith
    @Achmed E. Newman

    “Coke dealer” is a more respectable profession than “politician” or “mayor”.

    , @Hibernian
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Coke is the real thing, especially in Atlanta.

  40. In one sense, the crime wave did bottom out.

  41. Anon[134] • Disclaimer says:

    I had no idea until I read this post that Keisha Bottoms’ was Major Lance’s daughter. As usual, blacks stumble when they wander out of areas where they show some competence, such as music, and start trying to do white guy things like run the show. It looks like Bottoms quit when she realized she might face another summer of riots. All the big city Democratic mayors should be feeling a trickle of fear down their spines about this summer, if they’re realistic.

    Btw, I happen to like Major Lance’s music. Curtis Mayfield wrote a whole batch of fine Chicago Soul songs for Lance, although the one below may be a little too pointed about blackness:

    Lance also did this one:

  42. Anonymous[290] • Disclaimer says:

    Funny thing, this Covid.

    It only affects blacks toward increased criminality. Virus be racis’?

    I could be wrong, but has there been rising murder rates among Amish, hillbillies, and Iowa farmers?

    • Replies: @photondancer
    @Anonymous

    For that matter, has there been a surge in homicide in any European city?

    Blaming the rise in murder on covid-19 is actually a slightly risky strategy for media like the NYT that is aimed at the upper middle class. I imagine a fair few of their readers have friends overseas, or read foreign media, and are therefore aware that this isn't happening elsewhere. Some of them will object. Others will continue swilling the kool-aid but their level of cognitive dissonance will increase as yet another discrepancy has to be pushed out of consciousness.

    Replies: @Peter Johnson

  43. Anonymous[302] • Disclaimer says:

    In the South, mayors of war zones, and green zones like D.C., tend to be female. In the North (beginning at Baltimore) I mark bug-men of the Ted Wheeler, Jacob Frey, and Bill de Blasio school, albeit with all three on the way out. Louisville is the exception to test the rule– no idea where that guy was hatched, though. Running a city must be a job of no interest to competent and/or sane people any more, and governorships are getting to that point. Is it any wonder a fame-besotted girlboss decathlete is going for all the marbles in California?

  44. Almost everyone mentioned in this article is black.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @International Jew

    Except for the cop facing murder charges for enforcing the law.

    This will now be the standard pattern for urban America going forward.

    Replies: @Joe Joe

    , @AnotherDad
    @International Jew


    Almost everyone mentioned in this article is black.
     
    We've slammed into the fundamental contradiction of minoritarianism:

    There can really only be *one* public set of social/behavioral norms.

    Sure, it can vary by community, geographically. But in the end there can only be one "norm" that is actually "what is happening on the streets".

    There simply is no such thing as "multicultural community". You can have a single state with taxing and police power over multiple separate communities--Ottoman Empire style. But if there is an actual "community" then that requires a set of common public norms seen as legitimate, that allow people to interact, to be a "community", to live their lives. Which is supposed to be the majority's--the people of the community, the nation--norms.

    But minoritarianism decrees virtuous minorities oppressed by sneering white gentile peasants. None more virtuously oppressed than ... blacks. And it is wrong, nay evil!, for whitey to impose his "white bread" norms on such vibrant--and oppressed!--people.

    So what norms then? Who gets to enforce any norms?


    Minoritarianism is simply a logical fraud.

    A more honest ask from American blacks unhappy meeting "white bread" cultural norms would have been a separate nation, where they could pursue their own destiny. Or separate communities. Minoritarian whining is a complete fraud coming from Jews, who've insisted on middle-manning on top of white gentile nations, but specifically not-integrating with them ... and then whining endlessly about being left out. (If you don't like whitey and his ways and want your own deal--stop middle manning us, leave, build your own communities. Heck, Israel exists now.) And likewise for immigrants. Don't like whitey and his racist America ... uh ... there's the door! Your own culture is probably normative in the nation you just left!

    Black criminality is simply exposing this core minoritarian fraud.

    Someone's norms ... always win. Someone's norms will be "normative".

    You want it to be the black underclass norms? Or are you going to send the cops out to oppress them?

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @Reg Cæsar

  45. @Jonathan Mason
    @Jack D

    It seems like nobody should really run for mayor of a large city unless they have an extensive law enforcement background and knowledge of the criminal justice system and of criminology in general, because if they do not they are going to be pushed around by their chiefs of police.

    Val Demings, the congresswoman from Orlando, Florida, was previously the chief of the city's police. Perhaps we can expect to see more careers like this in the future.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Hibernian, @The Anti-Gnostic

    Perhaps, or maybe nobody should really run for mayor of a large city unless they don’t intend to let the citizenry get murdered. After all, that seemed to work pretty well in the past.

  46. @International Jew
    Almost everyone mentioned in this article is black.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @AnotherDad

    Except for the cop facing murder charges for enforcing the law.

    This will now be the standard pattern for urban America going forward.

    • Replies: @Joe Joe
    @Almost Missouri

    when are the cops going to stop arresting other cops who justifiably shoot criminals??? what would the D.A.s do???

  47. I’m tempted to ridicule to this woman, but really she should be commended for having the maturity to recognize she’s in over her head.

    In a perfect world, she’d resign outright. But I suppose we can’t have everything.

    • Agree: notsaying, sayless
    • Replies: @Mike Tre
    @Servant of Gla'aki

    Is it maturity that leads her to resign? Or cowardice and immunity?

    Replies: @sayless

  48. Rob says:

    And for now, the fear of crime does not appear to have the same political juice that it had in previous decades, when scare campaigns could help decide presidential contests and get-tough rhetoric was a winning tactic in big-city elections.

    This may currently be good news for the Femocrats, I mean Democrats, it it is probably bad news overall. In the 70’#-90’s crime surge, whites were scared. Black criminals could get them. They were also hopeful in a way no one has been for a coup,e decades. When you think the alternative to blacks having 7 times the National murder rate is living like Minnesotan whites, the black crime rate is horrible. It is something that urgently needs to be solved. When your society has spent more than sixty years trying to turn blacks into Americans, and your only result is that there are some fancy mulatto chicks calling you racist at work, whatever percent of black males warehoused in prison, and the rest now murdering each other at 8 or so times the non-black rate (or whatever the number is) the white response is along the lines of ‘well, they seem happy enough.’

    The smarter blacks have now left black slums in the North and the black belt in the South for comfortable sinecures calling whites racist in the burbs. As another commenter pointed out, the fertility of college educated black women is really low. He also said the newer light-skinned blacks calling you racist are recent mulattoes raised by their white mothers. While black women of the 95 IQ variety are content to take corporate money to call their employees racists, black men are not so capable. I personally feels that black men take the loss of relative social status from athletic teens to dim sociology majors very hard, no else seems to have picked up on it. The grievance class blacks woman has a 30 year plan of AA college graduate, to x years in HR, to columnist/media go-to gal for calling you racist, to DIE consultant. She plans to start at 30-odd thousand a year. If her diversity consulting bidnis does well, she could pull in like 300k a year, maybe. The typical blank male offspring of similar parents wants only to be a rapper. I think they have a lot of ego invested in competition, and when they are not bright enough to compete with whites and Asians, or really, even Hispanics, they check out, and are not willing to be ‘pretty smart, for a black guy’ for decades. He wants to live large.

    That the male upper middle and employed upper class life script calls for settling down to raise a family is not really compatible with black men’s personalities or personal history. Once whites providing for their kids was an option, they checked out of family life.

    That only really applies to the college-attending upper chunk of blacks. But as Chetty’s research of 2018 or so, which was rapidly retconned into the received conventional wisdom of progressives, black males from upper income families end up earning and incarcerated like whites whose parents made a tenth of what theirs did. Besides accent, there are almost no class differences in black males. That is by white standards of class. I would bet money that where we lump lots of people into the ‘felony convict’ bin, blacks make fine distinctions amongst their felonious brothers. Much like the census hid rural class differences by classifying everyone from people who owned thousands(?) of acres, and rented them out while sending their sons to New England boarding schools, to illiterate, landless day laborers as ‘farmers.’

    Another possibility is that there are not enough persuadable whites for crime to make a difference in their voting. Also, Trump was trash on crime. Imagine, while BLM and antifa were burning cities, Trump, in an Addersll-Xanax haze, was on television crowing about releasing criminals. Criminals he freed because Kim Kardashian made him feel special. If the Republicans even tried on crime, who knows what effect the left’s pets’ crime wave would have.

  49. @Achmed E. Newman

    On Friday, she made reference, as she often has, to the painful story of her father, the R&B singer Major Lance, who was convicted of selling cocaine when she was a child.
     
    See, a lot of people would tell you that revealing to the public that your Daddy was a Coke dealer is not the way to go. Miss Bottoms thinks otherwise. It's the black community, and we wouldn't understand ...

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @Adam Smith, @Hibernian

    Major Lance was a pretty fair singer in his day (early 1960’s), at least while he had Curtis Mayfield writing and producing his records on Columbia’s Okeh subsidiary label. His voice wasn’t powerful or distinctive enough for him to stand out among top-tier soul guys like Jerry Butler, Gene Chandler, Marvin Gaye, Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett or Jackie Wilson (much less Sam Cooke). Still, he had a way with the uptempo numbers that made him a big favorite with the British “Northern Soul” contingent that was devoted to old-fashioned American ’60’s soul music, four-on-the-floor stompers (when the U.S. had largely abandoned that musical style for James Brown and Sly Stone-style funk, e.g., the Temptations’ “Papa Was A Rolling Stone”). Lance even moved to England for a few years in the early 1970’s, and was treated as visiting royalty.

    Here’s 1963’s “The Monkey Time,” which went #2 R&B and #8 Pop:

    His later problems with drugs and the law shouldn’t obscure the quality of his recordings, or his place as one of Chicago’s finest soul singers of the 1960’s.

    • Agree: PiltdownMan
    • Replies: @G. Poulin
    @Gary in Gramercy

    Monkeys often have problems with drugs and the law, but that shouldn't obscure the quality of their hootings.

    , @Ralph L
    @Gary in Gramercy

    I would have bet quite a lot the song was "Funky Time." Could it have been altered after "monkey" became a thermonuclear racist epithet?

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @Gary in Gramercy

    I've got no problem with his music, Gary. My point was that the ex-mayor seems to think the cocaine conviction is something to be proud of. It makes her sound bonafide, I guess. Most people, if not ashamed of it, at least wouldn't keep bringing it up.

    , @D. K.
    @Gary in Gramercy

    From Wikipedia.org:

    ***

    Lance, who was one of 12 children,[11] moved as a child with his family to the midnorth side of Chicago in the Cabrini-Green projects,[12] a high-crime area,[13] where he developed a boyhood friendship with Otis Leavill, both of whom attended Wells High School.[14] This was the same school Curtis Mayfield and Jerry Butler attended.[15] Mayfield called Lance a "sparkly fellow, and a great basketball player, which is probably how we met. His hero was Jackie Wilson, and he was always coming round and looking through my bag for songs that I'd written but didn't want to do with the Impressions. He was pretty good at picking them, too."[16]

    ***

  50. These stubborn crime statistics are really becoming problematic. I guess I am surprised that production of them has (apparently) not been corrupted in major cities. How long before that happens?

    Our Democratic local officials need to take lessons from the Chinese, who are experts at producing social statistics, e.g., fewer than 5,000 COVID deaths in the country and fewer than 200 outside Hubei province.

    • Troll: Je Suis Omar Mateen
  51. @Buffalo Joe
    Mayor Lance Bottoms was featured in a TV series about the murder of young black men in Atlanta. Even though Wayne Williams was in prison, tried and convicted of the crimes and even though Williams lost again on appeal, she wanted to re open the cases because ...hey a black man could not have killed other blacks. Her chief of police, Erika Shields, was onboard with reopening the cases. Well, a black criminal was shot and killed by an Atlanta cop and Shields resigned under pressure from the NAACP. Basically a quitter when the going got tough. Lance Bottoms, a great name to a calvary surgeon, found out what corey booker and stacey abrams have learned...sometimes you have to be able to do the work. booker's back after his failure as Newark mayor, abrams is a fixture in wokedom. But what has any of them achieved? blacks keep voting based on skin color and Whites are the racists. Lance Bottoms joins a growing list of failed black mayors...Baltimore seems to breed them. And speaking of breed, San Fran's mayor, London Breed, is a failure also. Start a list...I'll give you number one, lori lightfoot,

    Replies: @MBlanc46, @John Up North, @Mr Mox, @Paul Rise, @AceDeuce, @Truth, @Piglet

    Lance Bottoms, a great name to a calvary surgeon

    I tip my hat, Sir.

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
  52. @Gary in Gramercy
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Major Lance was a pretty fair singer in his day (early 1960's), at least while he had Curtis Mayfield writing and producing his records on Columbia's Okeh subsidiary label. His voice wasn't powerful or distinctive enough for him to stand out among top-tier soul guys like Jerry Butler, Gene Chandler, Marvin Gaye, Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett or Jackie Wilson (much less Sam Cooke). Still, he had a way with the uptempo numbers that made him a big favorite with the British "Northern Soul" contingent that was devoted to old-fashioned American '60's soul music, four-on-the-floor stompers (when the U.S. had largely abandoned that musical style for James Brown and Sly Stone-style funk, e.g., the Temptations' "Papa Was A Rolling Stone"). Lance even moved to England for a few years in the early 1970's, and was treated as visiting royalty.

    Here's 1963's "The Monkey Time," which went #2 R&B and #8 Pop:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0KlRpQeyvo

    His later problems with drugs and the law shouldn't obscure the quality of his recordings, or his place as one of Chicago's finest soul singers of the 1960's.

    Replies: @G. Poulin, @Ralph L, @Achmed E. Newman, @D. K.

    Monkeys often have problems with drugs and the law, but that shouldn’t obscure the quality of their hootings.

  53. The “7 day moving average” in the U. Penn sourced graph of Atlanta Incidents is oddly choppy for a moving average time series. I wish that there was a link or source description to check out what exactly is shown on this graph. Are these non-overlapping seven day averages or daily moving averages over seven day windows? What is the source of the graph?

  54. The mayor is surely in some Evelyn Waugh novel? Lance Bottoms! Or I can imagine her at some Buckingham Palace garden party being presented to the late, great Duke of Edinburgh, announcing herself as ‘Lance Bottoms’ and the Duke spluttering ‘I asked who you were not what you did.’

  55. … Ms. Bottoms said she would focus, in her remaining months in office, on keeping the city safe. “I’m doing that not because I’m a mayor, but because I’m a mother in this city,” she said. “I want this city to be safe for my family, in the same way that I want it to be safe for everybody else who’s standing in this room.

    I suppose you could call living in the burbs outside the I-285 beltway part of the Atlanta metro area, but it’s not exactly the Atlanta crime zone she presides over.

  56. “The city’s new mayor, Tishaura Jones, is, like Ms. Bottoms, an outspoken advocate for criminal justice reform who now faces the challenge of radically reimagining policing and incarceration while bringing her city’s crime numbers down.”

    The foregoing sentence is an example not of news writing, but of editorializing. The language–“criminal justice reform,” “radically reimagining policing and incarceration”–consists of DNC talking points.

    • Agree: Dan Hayes, sayless
    • Replies: @photondancer
    @Nicholas Stix

    Yep. It's endemic.

    , @ic1000
    @Nicholas Stix

    > The foregoing sentence is an example not of news writing, but of editorializing.

    Yesterday, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt had a long segment about how white voters in a wealthy mostly-white suburb of Dallas have just turned their backs on the anti-racism curriculum that the caring, compassionate, and pro-justice professional educators and administrators of the school district had implemented. (The flavor of the coverage is illustrated by this story from February).

    Viewers didn't learn exactly what the featured white voters (mostly ugly and fat) were objecting to about Critical Race Theory. But we did get a very good sense of the pain felt by a Black mother and her recently-graduated Black daughter over the microaggressions that schoolyard racists deal out to Children of Color or a routine basis.

    Lester Holt and the entire staff of NBC is inspiring me to pay close attention to AnotherDad's comments (was he ever a Civic Nationalist? Was Lester Holt?).

    Replies: @Joe Stalin, @JerseyJeffersonian, @Abolish_public_education

    , @Unladen Swallow
    @Nicholas Stix

    There is no difference between reporting and editorializing in the NYT, nor has there been in a very long time. Some parts of the MSM started doing this in earnest thirty years ago. After the Democrats lost their third straight presidential election in 1988, the media decided they couldn't just report the news anymore, it had to be spun as well, otherwise people might think for themselves.

    Replies: @Forbes

  57. @Harry Baldwin
    @bomag

    She hopes to transform the jail itself into a social services hub she calls a “center for equity.”

    Future PSA spot:

    EARNEST YOUNG BLACK MAN: "How do I gain access to the Center for Equity?"

    BLACK FEMALE SOCIAL WORKER: "Just walk into your local police station and confess to the crimes you committed since your last incarceration. It's as simple as that!"

    Replies: @Skyler the Weird

    The jail in Memphis used to be called the Glamour Slammer. Inmates had it so good all they had to do was watch TV and workout. Judge ruled the poor dears didn’t have to go do chores at the penal farm unless they wanted to (black folks doing farm work was reminiscent of slavery you see). This one guy served his time, came back two weeks later wanting back in. They told him to go away. He whipped his thing out and pee’d on the building. Cop came out and wrote a ticket. Guy came back a few hours later and rammed a car into the sally port. He got his wish and was arrested for destruction of county property.

    • LOL: Alden
  58. The state’s speaker of the House, David Ralston, a Republican, plans to hold hearings this summer to consider putting state troopers on Atlanta’s streets.

    Don’t tell me, he’s a typical cuck Republican. Dems are the real racists. Dems are the real transphobes.

    If this happens (& I hope it doesn’t) it just means that mostly white state troopers will now be potential Derek Chauvins.

    Will Republicans ever learn that coming to blacks’ rescue is fruitless?

    I don’t like it when black kids get shot at MacDonald’s drive-throughs but tough.

    • Agree: Peter Johnson
  59. @James B. Shearer
    "The politicians charged the cop with murder, but he has since been reinstated on the force because of how dubious the charge was."

    Actually he was reinstated because the city didn't follow the proper procedures (10 day notice, stuff like that) when they fired him. I don't believe there was any judgement about the merits and I think he still faces criminal charges.

    Replies: @Paperback Writer

    Thanks. Your comment motivated me to look into this….

    https://www.ajc.com/news/crime/fired-apd-officer-who-shot-rayshard-brooks-reinstated/DRIIURYISNC6FOR2OHIMZTPU2U/

    He loves this city

    I scratch my head. I think I might go bald.

  60. jill says:

    Former Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe, charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks, has been reinstated by the city’s Civil Service Board.

    “Due to the City’s failure to comply with several provisions of the Code and the information received during witnesses’ testimony, the Board concludes the Appellant was not afforded his right to due process,” the board concluded. “Therefore, the Board grants the Appeal of Garrett Rolfe and revokes his dismissal as an employee of the APD.”

    https://www.ajc.com/news/crime/fired-apd-officer-who-shot-rayshard-brooks-reinstated/DRIIURYISNC6FOR2OHIMZTPU2U/

  61. @Servant of Gla'aki
    I'm tempted to ridicule to this woman, but really she should be commended for having the maturity to recognize she's in over her head.

    In a perfect world, she'd resign outright. But I suppose we can't have everything.

    Replies: @Mike Tre

    Is it maturity that leads her to resign? Or cowardice and immunity?

    • Replies: @sayless
    @Mike Tre

    I think it might be, I care about this, and, however,I don't know what to do about this. Would rather work at Walgreen's.

    I read, that's where she'll be going.

  62. @Buffalo Joe
    Mayor Lance Bottoms was featured in a TV series about the murder of young black men in Atlanta. Even though Wayne Williams was in prison, tried and convicted of the crimes and even though Williams lost again on appeal, she wanted to re open the cases because ...hey a black man could not have killed other blacks. Her chief of police, Erika Shields, was onboard with reopening the cases. Well, a black criminal was shot and killed by an Atlanta cop and Shields resigned under pressure from the NAACP. Basically a quitter when the going got tough. Lance Bottoms, a great name to a calvary surgeon, found out what corey booker and stacey abrams have learned...sometimes you have to be able to do the work. booker's back after his failure as Newark mayor, abrams is a fixture in wokedom. But what has any of them achieved? blacks keep voting based on skin color and Whites are the racists. Lance Bottoms joins a growing list of failed black mayors...Baltimore seems to breed them. And speaking of breed, San Fran's mayor, London Breed, is a failure also. Start a list...I'll give you number one, lori lightfoot,

    Replies: @MBlanc46, @John Up North, @Mr Mox, @Paul Rise, @AceDeuce, @Truth, @Piglet

    I dont have a lot of details, but I have heard from a lot of locals that Kansas City’s last mayor, Sly James, and the current one Quinton Lucas, were pretty good. Crime is terrible in KC, but it has been for a long time. But I am far from knowledgeable. My assumption is you hear less about them both because they don’t entirely toe the cop hating CRT line.

  63. @Nicholas Stix
    "The city’s new mayor, Tishaura Jones, is, like Ms. Bottoms, an outspoken advocate for criminal justice reform who now faces the challenge of radically reimagining policing and incarceration while bringing her city’s crime numbers down."

    The foregoing sentence is an example not of news writing, but of editorializing. The language--"criminal justice reform," "radically reimagining policing and incarceration"--consists of DNC talking points.

    Replies: @photondancer, @ic1000, @Unladen Swallow

    Yep. It’s endemic.

  64. @Buffalo Joe
    Mayor Lance Bottoms was featured in a TV series about the murder of young black men in Atlanta. Even though Wayne Williams was in prison, tried and convicted of the crimes and even though Williams lost again on appeal, she wanted to re open the cases because ...hey a black man could not have killed other blacks. Her chief of police, Erika Shields, was onboard with reopening the cases. Well, a black criminal was shot and killed by an Atlanta cop and Shields resigned under pressure from the NAACP. Basically a quitter when the going got tough. Lance Bottoms, a great name to a calvary surgeon, found out what corey booker and stacey abrams have learned...sometimes you have to be able to do the work. booker's back after his failure as Newark mayor, abrams is a fixture in wokedom. But what has any of them achieved? blacks keep voting based on skin color and Whites are the racists. Lance Bottoms joins a growing list of failed black mayors...Baltimore seems to breed them. And speaking of breed, San Fran's mayor, London Breed, is a failure also. Start a list...I'll give you number one, lori lightfoot,

    Replies: @MBlanc46, @John Up North, @Mr Mox, @Paul Rise, @AceDeuce, @Truth, @Piglet

    “Failed” and “black” in the same sentence? That’s a redundancy.

    negro males have largely bowed out of being mayors of big cities. Back in the 70s, when the grift was new, and YT freshly neutered and not hip to what the deal was, and when the U.S. hadn’t been squeezed dry (and no Internet-very important) c olored boys could sit down to a negro smorgasboard–booze, drugs, bee-yotches, $$$,. Strut around in a suit and talk schitt. Still plenty of White civil service workers back then to do the work.

    Now the fried chickens have come home to roost. C olored boys show dey asses, bigly, when in a public role and there is grifting money to be had and wimmenz to be violating–Kwame Kilpatrick, Marion Barry, and several other c olored boy pols wound up in jail-and several more should have but didn’t because negro.

    Better they go behind the scenes where they can carry on in private, like Sharpton, Jackson, Vernon Jordan–they pull down mucho cuckbucks and don’t have even pretend they work, like they would if they were mayor.

    Plenty of “white boy” cucks–DeBlasio, (((Garcetti))), Jim Kenney–who will shoulder the burdens and hand out the cuckbucks under the table. Those cretins are well to the left of leftist c olored boys and will give them whatever they want.

    Black women are too stupid and egotistical to figure out that the grift has dried up, and that the cities (and the US) has started its death rattle, plus they are more discreet in their sexual and grifting escapades than c olored boys, so they are running for mayor of these hellholes that their own people have created. Too late. Sad!

    White women couldn’t get 10% of a negro metropolis’s vote against a boogie. Nonwhites hate White women-much more than they hate White men.

  65. I am somewhat sympathetic – being the mayor of a large city would be a difficult job even under the best of circumstances, and if you lack a vision for governance other than going along with the prevailing political fads of your party then you are basically completely at the mercy of the consequences and will have nothing else to point to when things get rough.

    The only real upside of the current moment of going soft on crime on the theory it will lead to less means that Bottoms is only the first of what will be a much longer list of Democratic politicians whose careers are wrecked before they can position themselves for statewide and/or federal office.

  66. @International Jew
    Almost everyone mentioned in this article is black.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @AnotherDad

    Almost everyone mentioned in this article is black.

    We’ve slammed into the fundamental contradiction of minoritarianism:

    There can really only be *one* public set of social/behavioral norms.

    Sure, it can vary by community, geographically. But in the end there can only be one “norm” that is actually “what is happening on the streets”.

    There simply is no such thing as “multicultural community“. You can have a single state with taxing and police power over multiple separate communities–Ottoman Empire style. But if there is an actual “community” then that requires a set of common public norms seen as legitimate, that allow people to interact, to be a “community”, to live their lives. Which is supposed to be the majority’s–the people of the community, the nation–norms.

    But minoritarianism decrees virtuous minorities oppressed by sneering white gentile peasants. None more virtuously oppressed than … blacks. And it is wrong, nay evil!, for whitey to impose his “white bread” norms on such vibrant–and oppressed!–people.

    So what norms then? Who gets to enforce any norms?

    Minoritarianism is simply a logical fraud.

    A more honest ask from American blacks unhappy meeting “white bread” cultural norms would have been a separate nation, where they could pursue their own destiny. Or separate communities. Minoritarian whining is a complete fraud coming from Jews, who’ve insisted on middle-manning on top of white gentile nations, but specifically not-integrating with them … and then whining endlessly about being left out. (If you don’t like whitey and his ways and want your own deal–stop middle manning us, leave, build your own communities. Heck, Israel exists now.) And likewise for immigrants. Don’t like whitey and his racist America … uh … there’s the door! Your own culture is probably normative in the nation you just left!

    Black criminality is simply exposing this core minoritarian fraud.

    Someone’s norms … always win. Someone’s norms will be “normative”.

    You want it to be the black underclass norms? Or are you going to send the cops out to oppress them?

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @AnotherDad

    I think it was President Kruschev who suggested to his opposite number President Kennedy that America's race problem could be solved by giving them their own state.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @AnotherDad


    Black criminality is simply exposing this core minoritarian fraud.

     

    Black criminality is so dull. Leave it to the Irish to do it with panache élan brio le brí:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hx_pWPF2dSc

    Replies: @Alden

  67. @Almost Missouri
    @International Jew

    Except for the cop facing murder charges for enforcing the law.

    This will now be the standard pattern for urban America going forward.

    Replies: @Joe Joe

    when are the cops going to stop arresting other cops who justifiably shoot criminals??? what would the D.A.s do???

    • Agree: Abe
  68. @Nicholas Stix
    "The city’s new mayor, Tishaura Jones, is, like Ms. Bottoms, an outspoken advocate for criminal justice reform who now faces the challenge of radically reimagining policing and incarceration while bringing her city’s crime numbers down."

    The foregoing sentence is an example not of news writing, but of editorializing. The language--"criminal justice reform," "radically reimagining policing and incarceration"--consists of DNC talking points.

    Replies: @photondancer, @ic1000, @Unladen Swallow

    > The foregoing sentence is an example not of news writing, but of editorializing.

    Yesterday, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt had a long segment about how white voters in a wealthy mostly-white suburb of Dallas have just turned their backs on the anti-racism curriculum that the caring, compassionate, and pro-justice professional educators and administrators of the school district had implemented. (The flavor of the coverage is illustrated by this story from February).

    Viewers didn’t learn exactly what the featured white voters (mostly ugly and fat) were objecting to about Critical Race Theory. But we did get a very good sense of the pain felt by a Black mother and her recently-graduated Black daughter over the microaggressions that schoolyard racists deal out to Children of Color or a routine basis.

    Lester Holt and the entire staff of NBC is inspiring me to pay close attention to AnotherDad’s comments (was he ever a Civic Nationalist? Was Lester Holt?).

    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
    @ic1000

    Lester Holt is trying to keep up his Black Card in order to make up for his white wife.

    https://heavy.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/ch-v6tdwuaen28s.jpg

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian, @ic1000, @D. K., @AceDeuce

    , @JerseyJeffersonian
    @ic1000

    Under the current dispensation, it's tribal all the way down. The minoritarians are not inclined even to permit a unitary country (a nation connotes a polity comprised of a largely racially and culturally homogeneous people, while a country can be whatever fractious mongrel that can be thrown together to be lorded over by some sort of Cloud People), so it must be separate nations if we want a place of our own.

    The Spanish had it right in 1492; when confronted by intractably querulous minorities who will take nothing less than to rule the roost, these minorities need to leave, either through external or internal exile (by allocating them their own, henceforth completely independent territory), otherwise you will never have your own nation. Fundamentals, people. Former and present members of the French military have come to a clear understanding of the current manifest dysfuntionality of the French Republic, as witnessed by this declaration:

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2021/04/will-france-save-western-civilization.php

    We are on the same trajectory, so what's it gonna be?

    , @Abolish_public_education
    @ic1000

    In AD’s frame of reference, big public education (i.e. not the little red schoolhouse) is a minoritarian scam.

    It’s a scam alright, though I don’t care whose fault it is.

    The blame falls on city folk.

    Rural types felt that an 8th grade education was sufficient. Urban, narcissistic lawyer-legislators etc. had different educational values. It was intolerable to questioning them.

  69. @Buffalo Joe
    Mayor Lance Bottoms was featured in a TV series about the murder of young black men in Atlanta. Even though Wayne Williams was in prison, tried and convicted of the crimes and even though Williams lost again on appeal, she wanted to re open the cases because ...hey a black man could not have killed other blacks. Her chief of police, Erika Shields, was onboard with reopening the cases. Well, a black criminal was shot and killed by an Atlanta cop and Shields resigned under pressure from the NAACP. Basically a quitter when the going got tough. Lance Bottoms, a great name to a calvary surgeon, found out what corey booker and stacey abrams have learned...sometimes you have to be able to do the work. booker's back after his failure as Newark mayor, abrams is a fixture in wokedom. But what has any of them achieved? blacks keep voting based on skin color and Whites are the racists. Lance Bottoms joins a growing list of failed black mayors...Baltimore seems to breed them. And speaking of breed, San Fran's mayor, London Breed, is a failure also. Start a list...I'll give you number one, lori lightfoot,

    Replies: @MBlanc46, @John Up North, @Mr Mox, @Paul Rise, @AceDeuce, @Truth, @Piglet

    Hey Joe, what Dago is going to be next to be sacrificed at the altar of Byron Brown in your election next year, Joe Messi?

  70. @AnotherDad
    @International Jew


    Almost everyone mentioned in this article is black.
     
    We've slammed into the fundamental contradiction of minoritarianism:

    There can really only be *one* public set of social/behavioral norms.

    Sure, it can vary by community, geographically. But in the end there can only be one "norm" that is actually "what is happening on the streets".

    There simply is no such thing as "multicultural community". You can have a single state with taxing and police power over multiple separate communities--Ottoman Empire style. But if there is an actual "community" then that requires a set of common public norms seen as legitimate, that allow people to interact, to be a "community", to live their lives. Which is supposed to be the majority's--the people of the community, the nation--norms.

    But minoritarianism decrees virtuous minorities oppressed by sneering white gentile peasants. None more virtuously oppressed than ... blacks. And it is wrong, nay evil!, for whitey to impose his "white bread" norms on such vibrant--and oppressed!--people.

    So what norms then? Who gets to enforce any norms?


    Minoritarianism is simply a logical fraud.

    A more honest ask from American blacks unhappy meeting "white bread" cultural norms would have been a separate nation, where they could pursue their own destiny. Or separate communities. Minoritarian whining is a complete fraud coming from Jews, who've insisted on middle-manning on top of white gentile nations, but specifically not-integrating with them ... and then whining endlessly about being left out. (If you don't like whitey and his ways and want your own deal--stop middle manning us, leave, build your own communities. Heck, Israel exists now.) And likewise for immigrants. Don't like whitey and his racist America ... uh ... there's the door! Your own culture is probably normative in the nation you just left!

    Black criminality is simply exposing this core minoritarian fraud.

    Someone's norms ... always win. Someone's norms will be "normative".

    You want it to be the black underclass norms? Or are you going to send the cops out to oppress them?

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @Reg Cæsar

    I think it was President Kruschev who suggested to his opposite number President Kennedy that America’s race problem could be solved by giving them their own state.

  71. @Achmed E. Newman

    On Friday, she made reference, as she often has, to the painful story of her father, the R&B singer Major Lance, who was convicted of selling cocaine when she was a child.
     
    See, a lot of people would tell you that revealing to the public that your Daddy was a Coke dealer is not the way to go. Miss Bottoms thinks otherwise. It's the black community, and we wouldn't understand ...

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @Adam Smith, @Hibernian

    “Coke dealer” is a more respectable profession than “politician” or “mayor”.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  72. Anonymous[309] • Disclaimer says:

    To the great disappointment of many an amateur punster, Mayor Lance Bottoms, happens NOT to be a male homosexual, those depriving the said jokesters of a classic ‘life imitates art’ quip.

  73. @MBlanc46
    @Buffalo Joe

    Please, Joe, keep Groot!

    Replies: @p38ace

    No, Groot has to go. She always looks like she is stoned out of her mind. Often, she makes no sense. I cannot think of any positive contribution she has made.

    • Replies: @MBlanc46
    @p38ace

    And be replaced with what? Groot is the reality of Chicago Dem politics.

  74. @Nicholas Stix
    "The city’s new mayor, Tishaura Jones, is, like Ms. Bottoms, an outspoken advocate for criminal justice reform who now faces the challenge of radically reimagining policing and incarceration while bringing her city’s crime numbers down."

    The foregoing sentence is an example not of news writing, but of editorializing. The language--"criminal justice reform," "radically reimagining policing and incarceration"--consists of DNC talking points.

    Replies: @photondancer, @ic1000, @Unladen Swallow

    There is no difference between reporting and editorializing in the NYT, nor has there been in a very long time. Some parts of the MSM started doing this in earnest thirty years ago. After the Democrats lost their third straight presidential election in 1988, the media decided they couldn’t just report the news anymore, it had to be spun as well, otherwise people might think for themselves.

    • Replies: @Forbes
    @Unladen Swallow

    Stopped reading the NYT in 2000, after years of growing tired of their propaganda--telling readers what to think, and not focusing on reporting.

    Your pinpointing to the '88 election makes some sense. The media was sure all-in on the Clinton presidency.

  75. @bomag
    What a disconnect from reality, with plenty of comical lines. Example:

    She hopes to transform the jail itself into a social services hub she calls a “center for equity.”

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Harry Baldwin, @SunBakedSuburb

    “What a disconnect from reality”

    The widespread use of the term “reimagining” in the public sector indicates the leadership talent pool is mighty shallow. It’s also a slap in the face to Disney Imagineers who are tasked with the real wokian work of reimagining new ways to insert satanic degradation into content for children.

  76. @Charles
    Within the last year or thereabouts I have begun reading, from what I can find online, the works of Revilo P. Oliver. I am not an atheist, and Dr. Oliver certainly coarsened his rhetoric in his later years, but there is much to be learned, historically and factually, from his writing. He was a university professor in the time when that meant that a person, to some degree, had to be a scholar. His relevance to this ISteve column is that this kind of story would be "par for the course" as regards what Dr. Oliver predicted the path of the U.S. would be in the late 20th/early 21st Centuries. However, even he might be surprised - were he to suddenly appear alive and well - at how quickly Whites acquiesced to our foes. Of course there are pockets of resistance, but as far as national political policy...

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @al gore rhythms

    And what did he predict would be the path of America in the 21st century?

  77. @ic1000
    @Nicholas Stix

    > The foregoing sentence is an example not of news writing, but of editorializing.

    Yesterday, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt had a long segment about how white voters in a wealthy mostly-white suburb of Dallas have just turned their backs on the anti-racism curriculum that the caring, compassionate, and pro-justice professional educators and administrators of the school district had implemented. (The flavor of the coverage is illustrated by this story from February).

    Viewers didn't learn exactly what the featured white voters (mostly ugly and fat) were objecting to about Critical Race Theory. But we did get a very good sense of the pain felt by a Black mother and her recently-graduated Black daughter over the microaggressions that schoolyard racists deal out to Children of Color or a routine basis.

    Lester Holt and the entire staff of NBC is inspiring me to pay close attention to AnotherDad's comments (was he ever a Civic Nationalist? Was Lester Holt?).

    Replies: @Joe Stalin, @JerseyJeffersonian, @Abolish_public_education

    Lester Holt is trying to keep up his Black Card in order to make up for his white wife.

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    @Joe Stalin

    Dunno, some of these younger guys could pass, visually ....

    , @ic1000
    @Joe Stalin

    > Lester Holt is trying to keep up his Black Card in order to make up for his white wife.

    Best of both worlds, shouts the Heavy.com profile. Best of all worlds; the faces of Year Zero 2021 Privilege. Manhattan Cloud People as Tom Wolfe would have imagined it.

    BIPOC children of a lesser god: those white people must pay the endless reparations that they owe, until they have made things right.

    Flyover country whites: sucks to be you. Racists.

    , @D. K.
    @Joe Stalin

    From Wikipedia.org:

    ***

    Holt was born on March 8, 1959, on Hamilton Air Force Base, Marin County, California, the youngest child of four of June (DeRozario) and Lester Don Holt Sr.[8][9] His maternal grandparents were born in Jamaica. His maternal grandfather Canute DeRozario was one of 14 children of an Indo-Jamaican father from Calcutta, India, and a White Jamaican mother from England.[10][11] His maternal grandmother, May, was born in Jamaica but raised in Harlem, New York, where his mother was born. He also has Jamaican roots on his father’s side, as his paternal grandparents were from Jamaica

    He graduated from Cordova High School in Rancho Cordova in 1977[12] and majored in government at California State University, Sacramento, though he never graduated.[13][14] In 2012, Holt told American Profile news magazine: "My first on-air job was actually as a disc jockey at a Country and Western station. The only time I could land a full-time gig was if I was willing to report the news." Holt would keep the job with the radio station through his college years.[15]

    ***

    How much in reparations will Lester Holt and his kids be satisfied to accept from us Evil Ones, through our White Supremacist federal government?

    Replies: @Ed

    , @AceDeuce
    @Joe Stalin

    I think his son has a White wife, as well.

    Yes, the Big Giant Head is an "uneducated black man"--he doesn't have a college degree. Neither do his NBC colleagues Lyin' Brian Williams and Cuck Tard.

  78. @John Johnson
    Atlanta is struggling with a spike in violent crime, including a 58 percent increase in homicides last year — the likely result, researchers say, of the pandemic’s strain on at-risk populations, as well as institutions like courts and police departments.

    Good lord another report from bizzaro world.

    So the institutions that enforce the law are to blame for an increase in homicide rates?

    Black people should stick it to those institutions and not commit any crimes for an entire year. Why has no one thought of this?

    Replies: @Forbes

    Those truly “at-risk” are crime victims—are those killed now responsible for their own murder?

  79. @Jack D

    now faces the challenge of radically reimagining policing and incarceration while bringing her city’s crime numbers down.
     
    Boy, that IS a challenge. I have the feeling you can have one or the other but not both, so in real life you have to choose between the two. But in liberal fantasy land you can have it ALL.

    Of course it never takes very long before reality slaps you in the face and wakes you from your fantasy.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @Forbes

    radically reimagining policing

    That’s what NYC mayor David Dinkens tried with Police Commissioner Lee Brown–brought in from Houston. A disaster is putting it mildly.

  80. @Unladen Swallow
    @Nicholas Stix

    There is no difference between reporting and editorializing in the NYT, nor has there been in a very long time. Some parts of the MSM started doing this in earnest thirty years ago. After the Democrats lost their third straight presidential election in 1988, the media decided they couldn't just report the news anymore, it had to be spun as well, otherwise people might think for themselves.

    Replies: @Forbes

    Stopped reading the NYT in 2000, after years of growing tired of their propaganda–telling readers what to think, and not focusing on reporting.

    Your pinpointing to the ’88 election makes some sense. The media was sure all-in on the Clinton presidency.

  81. Maybe she’s just tired…

    The Experience That Leads 3 Women To Say ‘Being Black Is Exhausting’

    https://www.npr.org/2020/10/05/920263272/the-experience-that-leads-3-women-to-say-being-black-is-exhausting?t=1620479561198

  82. @Reg Cæsar
    @Charles


    Within the last year or thereabouts I have begun reading, from what I can find online, the works of Revilo P. Oliver.
     
    Is there a Palindrome Hall of Fame? Oliver should be in the inaugural class. Yoko Ono and Abba can supply the music for the ceremony.


    Too bad Adaven, Nevada and Otkahatko, Florida are ghost towns, or one of them could host it. Paraparap is thriving and not too far from Melbourne, and there are a couple of Glenelgs.

    Replies: @njguy73, @Ben tillman, @Jus' Sayin'...

    I’m a lasagna ham; Ma, hang a salami!

  83. I’m a lasagna ham; Ma, hang a salami!

    http://www.jonagee.com/html/wp_books.php

    GO HANG A SALAMI!
    I’M A LASAGNA HOG!

    SO MANY DYNAMOS!

    SIT ON A POTATO PAN, OTIS!

    We have Orangutan Tongs checked out from the library at the moment.

    • Replies: @Swamp Fox
    @Reg Cæsar

    My grammar school bus driver was named Stoots.

  84. She turned down a cabinet post she’d been offered by Biden, then resigned as mayor when she’d have been reelected easily going by current polls. How very female of her. And they wonder why there are not more women in leadership positions?

  85. @ic1000
    @Nicholas Stix

    > The foregoing sentence is an example not of news writing, but of editorializing.

    Yesterday, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt had a long segment about how white voters in a wealthy mostly-white suburb of Dallas have just turned their backs on the anti-racism curriculum that the caring, compassionate, and pro-justice professional educators and administrators of the school district had implemented. (The flavor of the coverage is illustrated by this story from February).

    Viewers didn't learn exactly what the featured white voters (mostly ugly and fat) were objecting to about Critical Race Theory. But we did get a very good sense of the pain felt by a Black mother and her recently-graduated Black daughter over the microaggressions that schoolyard racists deal out to Children of Color or a routine basis.

    Lester Holt and the entire staff of NBC is inspiring me to pay close attention to AnotherDad's comments (was he ever a Civic Nationalist? Was Lester Holt?).

    Replies: @Joe Stalin, @JerseyJeffersonian, @Abolish_public_education

    Under the current dispensation, it’s tribal all the way down. The minoritarians are not inclined even to permit a unitary country (a nation connotes a polity comprised of a largely racially and culturally homogeneous people, while a country can be whatever fractious mongrel that can be thrown together to be lorded over by some sort of Cloud People), so it must be separate nations if we want a place of our own.

    The Spanish had it right in 1492; when confronted by intractably querulous minorities who will take nothing less than to rule the roost, these minorities need to leave, either through external or internal exile (by allocating them their own, henceforth completely independent territory), otherwise you will never have your own nation. Fundamentals, people. Former and present members of the French military have come to a clear understanding of the current manifest dysfuntionality of the French Republic, as witnessed by this declaration:

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2021/04/will-france-save-western-civilization.php

    We are on the same trajectory, so what’s it gonna be?

  86. I think someone posted on here that Atlanta is the Detroit of the South. NOPE. Not even close. You might want to say that Memphis or Birmingham is the Detroit of the South. While the city of Atlanta is full of Blacks and crime, it isn’t on the level with Detroit, at least not yet. And even the city population of Atlanta has increased. Detroit city population? Probably a third of what it was at its peak. There are well over 5 million people in and around the Atlanta metro, actually I think there are 6 million people in the metro.

    I keep looking for Atlanta to slow but it keeps growing and growing. Sure, Atlanta is spread out far and wide, and some of the metro includes places in the sticks, but to label Atlanta as “The Detroit of the South.” Not even close. Memphis is The Detroit of the South. Atlanta might get there, God only knows why people keep moving there. The wages are relatively low, the cost of living surely is high when you compare it to the wages, the traffic is HORRENDOUS, the drivers are THE CRAZIEST DRIVERS I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED IN MY LIFE, and I have driven in NYC and Baltimore/Washington area. We have hit and runs here all the time. People hit a pedestrian, another vehicle and just haul ass.

  87. @Calvin Hobbes
    https://twitter.com/Steve_Sailer/status/1390373883648233474

    You link to your 2013 KKKrazy Glue article. That article of yours discusses how the Washington Post insinuated that death of gay politico Marco McMillian in Mississippi must somehow have been caused by white racism, even though that seemed unlikely at the time.

    And here’s the rest of the story about this death of Marco McMillian:

    Lawrence Reed found guilty in Marco McMillian case

    https://wreg.com/news/guilty-verdict-in-marco-mcmillian-case/

    https://wreg.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/18/2015/03/lawrence-reed.jpg?w=1752&h=986&crop=1

    Replies: @El Dato

    Who wears a face mask in a Twitter Avatar.

  88. I warn you guys, I’m stealing all that stuff for a time capsule.

  89. @Gary in Gramercy
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Major Lance was a pretty fair singer in his day (early 1960's), at least while he had Curtis Mayfield writing and producing his records on Columbia's Okeh subsidiary label. His voice wasn't powerful or distinctive enough for him to stand out among top-tier soul guys like Jerry Butler, Gene Chandler, Marvin Gaye, Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett or Jackie Wilson (much less Sam Cooke). Still, he had a way with the uptempo numbers that made him a big favorite with the British "Northern Soul" contingent that was devoted to old-fashioned American '60's soul music, four-on-the-floor stompers (when the U.S. had largely abandoned that musical style for James Brown and Sly Stone-style funk, e.g., the Temptations' "Papa Was A Rolling Stone"). Lance even moved to England for a few years in the early 1970's, and was treated as visiting royalty.

    Here's 1963's "The Monkey Time," which went #2 R&B and #8 Pop:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0KlRpQeyvo

    His later problems with drugs and the law shouldn't obscure the quality of his recordings, or his place as one of Chicago's finest soul singers of the 1960's.

    Replies: @G. Poulin, @Ralph L, @Achmed E. Newman, @D. K.

    I would have bet quite a lot the song was “Funky Time.” Could it have been altered after “monkey” became a thermonuclear racist epithet?

  90. Covid literally is nothing to worry about though you stupid boomer

    • Agree: Je Suis Omar Mateen
  91. @Gary in Gramercy
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Major Lance was a pretty fair singer in his day (early 1960's), at least while he had Curtis Mayfield writing and producing his records on Columbia's Okeh subsidiary label. His voice wasn't powerful or distinctive enough for him to stand out among top-tier soul guys like Jerry Butler, Gene Chandler, Marvin Gaye, Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett or Jackie Wilson (much less Sam Cooke). Still, he had a way with the uptempo numbers that made him a big favorite with the British "Northern Soul" contingent that was devoted to old-fashioned American '60's soul music, four-on-the-floor stompers (when the U.S. had largely abandoned that musical style for James Brown and Sly Stone-style funk, e.g., the Temptations' "Papa Was A Rolling Stone"). Lance even moved to England for a few years in the early 1970's, and was treated as visiting royalty.

    Here's 1963's "The Monkey Time," which went #2 R&B and #8 Pop:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0KlRpQeyvo

    His later problems with drugs and the law shouldn't obscure the quality of his recordings, or his place as one of Chicago's finest soul singers of the 1960's.

    Replies: @G. Poulin, @Ralph L, @Achmed E. Newman, @D. K.

    I’ve got no problem with his music, Gary. My point was that the ex-mayor seems to think the cocaine conviction is something to be proud of. It makes her sound bonafide, I guess. Most people, if not ashamed of it, at least wouldn’t keep bringing it up.

  92. D. K. says:
    @Gary in Gramercy
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Major Lance was a pretty fair singer in his day (early 1960's), at least while he had Curtis Mayfield writing and producing his records on Columbia's Okeh subsidiary label. His voice wasn't powerful or distinctive enough for him to stand out among top-tier soul guys like Jerry Butler, Gene Chandler, Marvin Gaye, Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett or Jackie Wilson (much less Sam Cooke). Still, he had a way with the uptempo numbers that made him a big favorite with the British "Northern Soul" contingent that was devoted to old-fashioned American '60's soul music, four-on-the-floor stompers (when the U.S. had largely abandoned that musical style for James Brown and Sly Stone-style funk, e.g., the Temptations' "Papa Was A Rolling Stone"). Lance even moved to England for a few years in the early 1970's, and was treated as visiting royalty.

    Here's 1963's "The Monkey Time," which went #2 R&B and #8 Pop:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0KlRpQeyvo

    His later problems with drugs and the law shouldn't obscure the quality of his recordings, or his place as one of Chicago's finest soul singers of the 1960's.

    Replies: @G. Poulin, @Ralph L, @Achmed E. Newman, @D. K.

    From Wikipedia.org:

    ***

    Lance, who was one of 12 children,[11] moved as a child with his family to the midnorth side of Chicago in the Cabrini-Green projects,[12] a high-crime area,[13] where he developed a boyhood friendship with Otis Leavill, both of whom attended Wells High School.[14] This was the same school Curtis Mayfield and Jerry Butler attended.[15] Mayfield called Lance a “sparkly fellow, and a great basketball player, which is probably how we met. His hero was Jackie Wilson, and he was always coming round and looking through my bag for songs that I’d written but didn’t want to do with the Impressions. He was pretty good at picking them, too.”[16]

    ***

  93. Back in the day, the police chief was John Inman (white-Georgia). When Maynard Jackson (negro.obese) got elected he appointed his former roommate Reginald Eaves (negro.jerk) to the position. Later, when Atlanta had become the murder capital of USA, the Journal-Constitution (paper.yellow) interviewed Inman as to why murders were so much lower during his time. He replied that he had his police aggressively pursue and prosecute aggravated assaults (which Reginald “I was his roomie” Eaves stopped), the reasoning being that many murders were aggravated assaults carried too far. Seems that the cops knew spontaneous blackness before we had a term for it.

  94. @AnotherDad
    @International Jew


    Almost everyone mentioned in this article is black.
     
    We've slammed into the fundamental contradiction of minoritarianism:

    There can really only be *one* public set of social/behavioral norms.

    Sure, it can vary by community, geographically. But in the end there can only be one "norm" that is actually "what is happening on the streets".

    There simply is no such thing as "multicultural community". You can have a single state with taxing and police power over multiple separate communities--Ottoman Empire style. But if there is an actual "community" then that requires a set of common public norms seen as legitimate, that allow people to interact, to be a "community", to live their lives. Which is supposed to be the majority's--the people of the community, the nation--norms.

    But minoritarianism decrees virtuous minorities oppressed by sneering white gentile peasants. None more virtuously oppressed than ... blacks. And it is wrong, nay evil!, for whitey to impose his "white bread" norms on such vibrant--and oppressed!--people.

    So what norms then? Who gets to enforce any norms?


    Minoritarianism is simply a logical fraud.

    A more honest ask from American blacks unhappy meeting "white bread" cultural norms would have been a separate nation, where they could pursue their own destiny. Or separate communities. Minoritarian whining is a complete fraud coming from Jews, who've insisted on middle-manning on top of white gentile nations, but specifically not-integrating with them ... and then whining endlessly about being left out. (If you don't like whitey and his ways and want your own deal--stop middle manning us, leave, build your own communities. Heck, Israel exists now.) And likewise for immigrants. Don't like whitey and his racist America ... uh ... there's the door! Your own culture is probably normative in the nation you just left!

    Black criminality is simply exposing this core minoritarian fraud.

    Someone's norms ... always win. Someone's norms will be "normative".

    You want it to be the black underclass norms? Or are you going to send the cops out to oppress them?

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @Reg Cæsar

    Black criminality is simply exposing this core minoritarian fraud.

    Black criminality is so dull. Leave it to the Irish to do it with panache élan brio le brí:

    • LOL: Hibernian
    • Replies: @Alden
    @Reg Cæsar

    Are the excavator users Irish or New Irish from Africa adding some much needed diversity and vibrancy to dull boring Ireland?

  95. @Reg Cæsar

    I’m a lasagna ham; Ma, hang a salami!

     

    http://www.jonagee.com/html/wp_books.php



    GO HANG A SALAMI!
    I'M A LASAGNA HOG!

    http://www.jonagee.com/img/wp_books/salami.gif


    SO MANY DYNAMOS!

    http://www.jonagee.com/img/wp_books/dynamo.gif


    SIT ON A POTATO PAN, OTIS!


    We have Orangutan Tongs checked out from the library at the moment.

    Replies: @Swamp Fox

    My grammar school bus driver was named Stoots.

  96. @Trelane

    “It’s not because she’s too progressive,” Mr. Cunningham said. “It’s because she’s too incompetent.”
     
    Why not both?

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Jus' Sayin'...

    “It’s not because she’s too progressive,” Mr. Cunningham said. “It’s because she’s too incompetent.”

    Why not both?

    That would be a tautology. The words “progressive” and “incompetent” are more or less equivalent.

  97. @Reg Cæsar
    @Charles


    Within the last year or thereabouts I have begun reading, from what I can find online, the works of Revilo P. Oliver.
     
    Is there a Palindrome Hall of Fame? Oliver should be in the inaugural class. Yoko Ono and Abba can supply the music for the ceremony.


    Too bad Adaven, Nevada and Otkahatko, Florida are ghost towns, or one of them could host it. Paraparap is thriving and not too far from Melbourne, and there are a couple of Glenelgs.

    Replies: @njguy73, @Ben tillman, @Jus' Sayin'...

    Is there a Palindrome Hall of Fame? Oliver should be in the inaugural class. Yoko Ono and Abba can supply the music for the ceremony.

    His ancestors used the name for first sons for six generations. Oliver also bore a striking resemblance to Vincent Price. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revilo_P._Oliver

    None of this should detract from the relevance of some aspects of his thinking in analyzing the current rot in the USA’s evil empire.

  98. Anonymous[194] • Disclaimer says:

    Joe Rogan thought he could escape the collective madness by moving himself and his entire family to Texas.

    Don’t be like Joe Rogan.

  99. Being a major is a thankless job, especially if running the school system is included. There is no real upward career path for mayors since it does not seem to be a path to governor or senator except for maybe California. Dealing with zoning, infrastructure, criminal justice is not very partisan but it makes lots of people angry at you.

  100. @Calvin Hobbes
    An ungated version of the (I think complete) NYT article is here:

    https://www.thebharatexpressnews.com/covid-crime-wave-weighed-heavily-on-atlanta-mayor/

    On that page there’s a link to this fun article:

    Georgia Sheriff faces civil rights charges for using restraint chairs

    https://www.thebharatexpressnews.com/georgia-sheriff-faces-civil-rights-charges-for-using-restraint-chairs-2/

    Here’s a picture of that White Supremacist Georgia sheriff:
    https://static01.nyt.com/images/2021/04/27/lens/27xp-sheriff-photo2/27xp-sheriff-photo2-facebookJumbo.jpg

    Black officials and cops don’t seem to be any better than their white counterparts at dealing with overly exuberant blacks. If anything, they’re worse, but probably the NYT cuts them a lot more slack. (That very dark white supremacist sheriff had a corruption problem, and he also shot a woman “by accident”.)

    Replies: @Muggles

    Black officials and cops don’t seem to be any better than their white counterparts at dealing with overly exuberant blacks. If anything, they’re worse

    If you look at the police performance in sub Saharan Africa or in any black run nation, you will normally find the kind of “old fashioned” policing we used to have. “In spades” as the expression goes.

    The use of “sjamboks” is common in Africa.

    From Wikipedia:

    In South Africa use of the sjambok by police is sometimes seen as synonymous with the apartheid era, but its use on people started much earlier. It is sometimes used outside the official judiciary by those who mete out discipline imposed by extralegal courts.[2]

    The sjambok (/ˈʃæmbʌk, -bɒk/)[1] or litupa is a heavy leather whip. It is traditionally made from an adult hippopotamus or rhinoceros hide, but is also commonly made out of plastic.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Muggles


    If you look at the police performance in sub Saharan Africa or in any black run nation, you will normally find the kind of “old fashioned” policing we used to have.
     
    Yup.

    I was at a Kaiser Chiefs vs Cape Town Ajax soccer match in Cape Town when some dudes decided to bum rush the pitch.

    The cops eventually caught them, whereupon they proceeded to deliver a full-up beat down, batons and all, before dragging the miscreants off the pitch.
  101. @Buffalo Joe
    Mayor Lance Bottoms was featured in a TV series about the murder of young black men in Atlanta. Even though Wayne Williams was in prison, tried and convicted of the crimes and even though Williams lost again on appeal, she wanted to re open the cases because ...hey a black man could not have killed other blacks. Her chief of police, Erika Shields, was onboard with reopening the cases. Well, a black criminal was shot and killed by an Atlanta cop and Shields resigned under pressure from the NAACP. Basically a quitter when the going got tough. Lance Bottoms, a great name to a calvary surgeon, found out what corey booker and stacey abrams have learned...sometimes you have to be able to do the work. booker's back after his failure as Newark mayor, abrams is a fixture in wokedom. But what has any of them achieved? blacks keep voting based on skin color and Whites are the racists. Lance Bottoms joins a growing list of failed black mayors...Baltimore seems to breed them. And speaking of breed, San Fran's mayor, London Breed, is a failure also. Start a list...I'll give you number one, lori lightfoot,

    Replies: @MBlanc46, @John Up North, @Mr Mox, @Paul Rise, @AceDeuce, @Truth, @Piglet

    I know you meant Cavalry surgeon, not Calvary surgeon.

  102. @Joe Stalin
    @ic1000

    Lester Holt is trying to keep up his Black Card in order to make up for his white wife.

    https://heavy.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/ch-v6tdwuaen28s.jpg

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian, @ic1000, @D. K., @AceDeuce

    Dunno, some of these younger guys could pass, visually ….

  103. @Jonathan Mason
    @Jack D

    It seems like nobody should really run for mayor of a large city unless they have an extensive law enforcement background and knowledge of the criminal justice system and of criminology in general, because if they do not they are going to be pushed around by their chiefs of police.

    Val Demings, the congresswoman from Orlando, Florida, was previously the chief of the city's police. Perhaps we can expect to see more careers like this in the future.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Hibernian, @The Anti-Gnostic

    Frank Rizzo, call your office.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Hibernian

    I remember the name Frank Rizzo. The Jews liberals and communists hater him passionately. Normally California newspapers don’t pay attention to Philadelphia. But Rizzo, the evvvilll White Ethnic KKK Nazi racist was every good liberals villain.

    Seems as though every word I’ve ever read in a newspaper or heard on TV news is an absolute falsehood

  104. @Achmed E. Newman

    On Friday, she made reference, as she often has, to the painful story of her father, the R&B singer Major Lance, who was convicted of selling cocaine when she was a child.
     
    See, a lot of people would tell you that revealing to the public that your Daddy was a Coke dealer is not the way to go. Miss Bottoms thinks otherwise. It's the black community, and we wouldn't understand ...

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @Adam Smith, @Hibernian

    Coke is the real thing, especially in Atlanta.

  105. @Joe Stalin
    @ic1000

    Lester Holt is trying to keep up his Black Card in order to make up for his white wife.

    https://heavy.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/ch-v6tdwuaen28s.jpg

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian, @ic1000, @D. K., @AceDeuce

    > Lester Holt is trying to keep up his Black Card in order to make up for his white wife.

    Best of both worlds, shouts the Heavy.com profile. Best of all worlds; the faces of Year Zero 2021 Privilege. Manhattan Cloud People as Tom Wolfe would have imagined it.

    BIPOC children of a lesser god: those white people must pay the endless reparations that they owe, until they have made things right.

    Flyover country whites: sucks to be you. Racists.

  106. @Reg Cæsar
    @AnotherDad


    Black criminality is simply exposing this core minoritarian fraud.

     

    Black criminality is so dull. Leave it to the Irish to do it with panache élan brio le brí:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hx_pWPF2dSc

    Replies: @Alden

    Are the excavator users Irish or New Irish from Africa adding some much needed diversity and vibrancy to dull boring Ireland?

  107. @JohnnyD
    You do have to give Ms. Bottoms some credit for not getting investigated for corruption and fraud like practically every other Atlanta mayor...

    Replies: @black sea, @Alden

    I’m wondering if this had something to with the decision to resign.

  108. @Joe Stalin
    @ic1000

    Lester Holt is trying to keep up his Black Card in order to make up for his white wife.

    https://heavy.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/ch-v6tdwuaen28s.jpg

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian, @ic1000, @D. K., @AceDeuce

    From Wikipedia.org:

    ***

    Holt was born on March 8, 1959, on Hamilton Air Force Base, Marin County, California, the youngest child of four of June (DeRozario) and Lester Don Holt Sr.[8][9] His maternal grandparents were born in Jamaica. His maternal grandfather Canute DeRozario was one of 14 children of an Indo-Jamaican father from Calcutta, India, and a White Jamaican mother from England.[10][11] His maternal grandmother, May, was born in Jamaica but raised in Harlem, New York, where his mother was born. He also has Jamaican roots on his father’s side, as his paternal grandparents were from Jamaica

    He graduated from Cordova High School in Rancho Cordova in 1977[12] and majored in government at California State University, Sacramento, though he never graduated.[13][14] In 2012, Holt told American Profile news magazine: “My first on-air job was actually as a disc jockey at a Country and Western station. The only time I could land a full-time gig was if I was willing to report the news.” Holt would keep the job with the radio station through his college years.[15]

    ***

    How much in reparations will Lester Holt and his kids be satisfied to accept from us Evil Ones, through our White Supremacist federal government?

    • Replies: @Ed
    @D. K.

    So his four grandparents were Jamaican, of various ethnicities and his wife is white. Looks like the Holts will be denied a reparations check.

    Replies: @D. K.

  109. @Hibernian
    @Jonathan Mason

    Frank Rizzo, call your office.

    Replies: @Alden

    I remember the name Frank Rizzo. The Jews liberals and communists hater him passionately. Normally California newspapers don’t pay attention to Philadelphia. But Rizzo, the evvvilll White Ethnic KKK Nazi racist was every good liberals villain.

    Seems as though every word I’ve ever read in a newspaper or heard on TV news is an absolute falsehood

    • Agree: JMcG
  110. @ic1000
    @Nicholas Stix

    > The foregoing sentence is an example not of news writing, but of editorializing.

    Yesterday, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt had a long segment about how white voters in a wealthy mostly-white suburb of Dallas have just turned their backs on the anti-racism curriculum that the caring, compassionate, and pro-justice professional educators and administrators of the school district had implemented. (The flavor of the coverage is illustrated by this story from February).

    Viewers didn't learn exactly what the featured white voters (mostly ugly and fat) were objecting to about Critical Race Theory. But we did get a very good sense of the pain felt by a Black mother and her recently-graduated Black daughter over the microaggressions that schoolyard racists deal out to Children of Color or a routine basis.

    Lester Holt and the entire staff of NBC is inspiring me to pay close attention to AnotherDad's comments (was he ever a Civic Nationalist? Was Lester Holt?).

    Replies: @Joe Stalin, @JerseyJeffersonian, @Abolish_public_education

    In AD’s frame of reference, big public education (i.e. not the little red schoolhouse) is a minoritarian scam.

    It’s a scam alright, though I don’t care whose fault it is.

    [MORE]

    The blame falls on city folk.

    Rural types felt that an 8th grade education was sufficient. Urban, narcissistic lawyer-legislators etc. had different educational values. It was intolerable to questioning them.

  111. @Muggles
    @Calvin Hobbes


    Black officials and cops don’t seem to be any better than their white counterparts at dealing with overly exuberant blacks. If anything, they’re worse
     
    If you look at the police performance in sub Saharan Africa or in any black run nation, you will normally find the kind of "old fashioned" policing we used to have. "In spades" as the expression goes.

    The use of "sjamboks" is common in Africa.

    From Wikipedia:

    In South Africa use of the sjambok by police is sometimes seen as synonymous with the apartheid era, but its use on people started much earlier. It is sometimes used outside the official judiciary by those who mete out discipline imposed by extralegal courts.[2]

    The sjambok (/ˈʃæmbʌk, -bɒk/)[1] or litupa is a heavy leather whip. It is traditionally made from an adult hippopotamus or rhinoceros hide, but is also commonly made out of plastic.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard

    If you look at the police performance in sub Saharan Africa or in any black run nation, you will normally find the kind of “old fashioned” policing we used to have.

    Yup.

    I was at a Kaiser Chiefs vs Cape Town Ajax soccer match in Cape Town when some dudes decided to bum rush the pitch.

    The cops eventually caught them, whereupon they proceeded to deliver a full-up beat down, batons and all, before dragging the miscreants off the pitch.

  112. @Mike Tre
    @Servant of Gla'aki

    Is it maturity that leads her to resign? Or cowardice and immunity?

    Replies: @sayless

    I think it might be, I care about this, and, however,I don’t know what to do about this. Would rather work at Walgreen’s.

    I read, that’s where she’ll be going.

  113. Cities run by Democrats calling for reform.

    Whom are they waiting for? There hasn’t been a Republican mayor of Atlanta since 1879.

    “We messed it up. But we ain’t fixin’ it.”

  114. One mediocrat to be replaced by another?

  115. @D. K.
    @Joe Stalin

    From Wikipedia.org:

    ***

    Holt was born on March 8, 1959, on Hamilton Air Force Base, Marin County, California, the youngest child of four of June (DeRozario) and Lester Don Holt Sr.[8][9] His maternal grandparents were born in Jamaica. His maternal grandfather Canute DeRozario was one of 14 children of an Indo-Jamaican father from Calcutta, India, and a White Jamaican mother from England.[10][11] His maternal grandmother, May, was born in Jamaica but raised in Harlem, New York, where his mother was born. He also has Jamaican roots on his father’s side, as his paternal grandparents were from Jamaica

    He graduated from Cordova High School in Rancho Cordova in 1977[12] and majored in government at California State University, Sacramento, though he never graduated.[13][14] In 2012, Holt told American Profile news magazine: "My first on-air job was actually as a disc jockey at a Country and Western station. The only time I could land a full-time gig was if I was willing to report the news." Holt would keep the job with the radio station through his college years.[15]

    ***

    How much in reparations will Lester Holt and his kids be satisfied to accept from us Evil Ones, through our White Supremacist federal government?

    Replies: @Ed

    So his four grandparents were Jamaican, of various ethnicities and his wife is white. Looks like the Holts will be denied a reparations check.

    • Replies: @D. K.
    @Ed

    I haven't made a bet since September 1974, when I lost three bucks on a football game; otherwise, I certainly would take this one....

  116. @Ed
    @D. K.

    So his four grandparents were Jamaican, of various ethnicities and his wife is white. Looks like the Holts will be denied a reparations check.

    Replies: @D. K.

    I haven’t made a bet since September 1974, when I lost three bucks on a football game; otherwise, I certainly would take this one….

  117. Steve: Professional fibber Richard Faucett didn’t include this in his fawning NYT piece, but Keisha Lance Bottoms has long been dodging financial investigations over her fraudulent double-dipping by claiming two salaried full time jobs with the city. I definitely think this is why she was dropped by Biden as a candidate for VP. I even know some Democrat types in Atlanta who think this. I worked in Atlanta politics for 20 years.

    The situation with the police is even more dire. Although Bottoms was ludicrously praised by national media for vaguely criticizing violent rioters one single time, her official actions were very different and led to the murders of three people at the Rayshard Brooks murder site, including a young black girl whose mother accidentally drove into the “occupation area” allowed by the Mayor. Brooks and dolt City Council member Natalyn Archibong fully supported the armed “occupation” until the child was murdered in her mother’s car.

    Nothing that has been reported about Bottoms scratches the truth. Her involvement with former mayor Kasim Reid implicates Bottoms with Reid in several investigations. There are credible allegations that she narrowly defeated the decent candidate Mary Norwood via fraud. The margin in that race was less than 1%, a couple hundred votes. Local papers are boldly underestimating the number of police who have already left, and many, many more are leaving. Friends of mine who have been boosters of Atlanta for decades are desperate to get out. Brooks installed a cardboard cutout for Chief of Police then handed the real power to the reprehensible, professional radical anti-police “expert” Chuck Wexler.

    Hopefully Norwood will run again, but she has to be sick of being called a racist. Bottoms, I predict, will either end up in the Big House or in the White House as VP for President Harris, as that Overton window has shifted since the primaries.

  118. @Joe Stalin
    @ic1000

    Lester Holt is trying to keep up his Black Card in order to make up for his white wife.

    https://heavy.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/ch-v6tdwuaen28s.jpg

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian, @ic1000, @D. K., @AceDeuce

    I think his son has a White wife, as well.

    Yes, the Big Giant Head is an “uneducated black man”–he doesn’t have a college degree. Neither do his NBC colleagues Lyin’ Brian Williams and Cuck Tard.

  119. @Anonymous
    Funny thing, this Covid.

    It only affects blacks toward increased criminality. Virus be racis'?

    I could be wrong, but has there been rising murder rates among Amish, hillbillies, and Iowa farmers?

    Replies: @photondancer

    For that matter, has there been a surge in homicide in any European city?

    Blaming the rise in murder on covid-19 is actually a slightly risky strategy for media like the NYT that is aimed at the upper middle class. I imagine a fair few of their readers have friends overseas, or read foreign media, and are therefore aware that this isn’t happening elsewhere. Some of them will object. Others will continue swilling the kool-aid but their level of cognitive dissonance will increase as yet another discrepancy has to be pushed out of consciousness.

    • Replies: @Peter Johnson
    @photondancer

    Other than in some increasingly-Black cities such as London, there has not been any sign of a European violent crime surge during the lockdown period. And the lockdown has been much more stringent in much of Europe than in the USA.

    In this late stage of the age of Woke hysteria, cognitive dissonance for the upper middle class is exactly what is needed to restore political sanity. The US-based woke hysteria shows signs of infecting the media and other institutions in Europe, so please help stop it!

  120. @JohnnyD
    You do have to give Ms. Bottoms some credit for not getting investigated for corruption and fraud like practically every other Atlanta mayor...

    Replies: @black sea, @Alden

    Just my personal opinion is that there’s some financial scandal brewing. And as always happens when blacks are involved, it was covered up for years. But can’t be hidden much longer.

    “ I failed to control crime” is better than the usual “ spend more time with my family” .

  121. “Fighting back tears”

  122. Nothing that has been reported about Bottoms scratches the truth.

    I’m not close enough to it to know if you are right. But . . .

    Atlanta Mayor Retires Due to Crime Surge

    . . . nobody retires ‘due to crime surge.’

  123. “Fighting back tears” as she awaits her cue to join the Harris administration

  124. Meanwhile, everybody involved in the prosecution of Garrett Rolfe is trying to back away from the case without being noticed. And Benjamin Crump is nowhere to be found. What looked like a sure thing last August is a shambles now. I hope Garrett Rolfe sues the fancy pants off of the City of Atlanta.

  125. @photondancer
    @Anonymous

    For that matter, has there been a surge in homicide in any European city?

    Blaming the rise in murder on covid-19 is actually a slightly risky strategy for media like the NYT that is aimed at the upper middle class. I imagine a fair few of their readers have friends overseas, or read foreign media, and are therefore aware that this isn't happening elsewhere. Some of them will object. Others will continue swilling the kool-aid but their level of cognitive dissonance will increase as yet another discrepancy has to be pushed out of consciousness.

    Replies: @Peter Johnson

    Other than in some increasingly-Black cities such as London, there has not been any sign of a European violent crime surge during the lockdown period. And the lockdown has been much more stringent in much of Europe than in the USA.

    In this late stage of the age of Woke hysteria, cognitive dissonance for the upper middle class is exactly what is needed to restore political sanity. The US-based woke hysteria shows signs of infecting the media and other institutions in Europe, so please help stop it!

    • Thanks: photondancer
  126. @Jonathan Mason
    @Jack D

    It seems like nobody should really run for mayor of a large city unless they have an extensive law enforcement background and knowledge of the criminal justice system and of criminology in general, because if they do not they are going to be pushed around by their chiefs of police.

    Val Demings, the congresswoman from Orlando, Florida, was previously the chief of the city's police. Perhaps we can expect to see more careers like this in the future.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Hibernian, @The Anti-Gnostic

    If the main function of city executives is to manage the violence of the city’s net consumers, then the city is a diseconomy of scale and the remaining productive citizens are just serfs on a tax farm. Now that the productive are working from home, US cities are in deep trouble, or they would be if they weren’t getting bailed out by a $4+T “infrastructure” bill. What this will mean is that cities can continue to be dysfunctional Democratic vote banks instead of abandoned ruins.

    I don’t know why we put up with this. Actually I do know: we lack sufficient will to power.

  127. @p38ace
    @MBlanc46

    No, Groot has to go. She always looks like she is stoned out of her mind. Often, she makes no sense. I cannot think of any positive contribution she has made.

    Replies: @MBlanc46

    And be replaced with what? Groot is the reality of Chicago Dem politics.

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