Crime

In Texas, an illegal immigrant crime wave

Featured image Christian Adams reports that an internal report by the Texas Department of Public Safety, obtained by PJ Media, finds that illegal immigrants have committed hundreds of thousands of crimes, including nearly 3,000 homicides, in Texas. According to the Department of Public Safety’s analysis, foreign aliens committed 611,234 unique crimes in Texas from 2008 to 2014, including thousands of homicides and sexual assaults. The report states: From October 2008 to April »

Obama moves to reverse two decades of success in reducing crime

Featured image Having empowered Iran’s criminal regime and all but ensured its long-term survival, President Obama is turning his attention to doing what he can for American criminals. In one day this week, he commuted the sentences of 46 criminals, the most presidential commutations in a single day since at least the administration of President Lyndon Johnson, according to the White House. The president also took time to write a personal letter »

Meet the new Jim Crow, same as the old BS

Featured image This week President Obama commuted the sentences of “46 non-violent drug offenders.” In commuting these sentences, Obama is doing his thing to lead and otherwise contribute to the race-based assault on law enforcement. As I noted a while back, if you want to get a handle on this particular assault, you must acquaint yourself with Michelle Alexander and The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.. Published »

The meaning of Obama’s silence

Featured image Megyn Kelly asks a great question regarding the tragic murder of Kathryn Steinle in the presence of her father at the hands of five-time deportee, seven-time felon Francisco Sanchez in the sanctuary city of San Francisco (RCP has posted transcript and video at the link): Kate’s murder has…exploded into a national debate on illegal immigrants, sanctuary cities and crime. With the White House ducking the issue of its own acquiescence »

Baltimore Police Chief Thrown Under the Bus

Featured image Having followed events in Baltimore closely, we are remiss in not having noted the firing of Baltimore’s police chief, Anthony Batts, by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. The firing follows an alarming increase in crime after the riots in Baltimore and district attorney Marilyn Mosby’s indictment of six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray. The New York Times reports: Mr. Batts’s firing comes at a time of increasing tensions between »

Dems loves Sanchez

Featured image Over the weekend I posted excerpts of news accounts of the murder of Kate Steinle by five-time Mexican deportee at San Francisco’s Pier 14. The murder took place this past Friday. I inferred from the news accounts on Saturday that San Francisco law enforcement’s failure to abide by ICE’s immigration detainer on Sanchez when he was released from custody this past March resulted from San Francisco’s sanctuary-city policy, but I »

Marilyn Mosby Goes Vogue

Featured image We have been watching, with a skeptical eye, the doings of Marilyn Mosby, the Baltimore States Attorney. Young, inexperienced and politically ambitious, Mosby may have sown the seeds of an unsuccessful–or worse, unjust–criminal prosecution by overcharging six police officers who were involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray. On the other hand, Ms. Mosby is undeniably attractive, a quality that could take her far. Mosby is the subject of an »

Freddie Gray autopsy report raises problems for prosecution

Featured image The Baltimore Sun says it has obtained a copy of the autopsy report in the Freddie Gray case. The Sun hasn’t published the report but presents a summary of it here. If the Sun’s description is accurate, the report will likely hurt, perhaps fatally, the prosecution’s case at least with respect to its most serious charges. Before getting into specifics, let me observe that, as described by the Sun, the »

Martin O’Malley Is Pissed (With comment by Paul)

Featured image Democratic presidential contender Martin O’Malley is pissed about the Charleston shootings. That is what he said in an email to supporters. So, is he pissed at the murderer, Dylann Roof? Don’t be silly! He’s pissed at Republicans. When you’re a Democrat, it’s all politics, all the time: “It’s time we called this what it is: a national crisis,” O’Malley said in the e-mail, which carried the subject header “I’m pissed” »

At court in Charleston

Featured image USA Today has posted a seven-minute video of the remarkable court hearing held in Charleston on Friday at which Dylann Roof made his first appearance following the heartbreaking murders of Rev. Clementa Pinckney, Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr., Rev. Sharonda Singleton, and churchgoers at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Family members of the victims appeared. “One by one,” the New York Times reported, “they looked to the screen in a corner »

Charleston Shooting Brings Out the Worst In Liberals

Featured image The Washington Post carried one of the dumber op-eds within memory yesterday. It was written by Baynard Woods and titled “Only white people can save themselves from racism and white supremacism.” Its thesis is that Dylann Roof’s murderous rampage proves that all whites are white supremacists. Or all Southerners. Or something: [I]t is up to white people to rescue white people from our own worst selves, from the distorted monsters »

The Latest on Dylann Roof

Featured image A web site created by Dylann Roof called The Last Rhodesian has come to light. It includes a sort of manifesto written by Roof. As I’ve said before, it doesn’t make sense to pay a lot of attention to the ideology of a deranged person, but you will probably be hearing a lot about Roof’s ideas in the weeks to come, so here are a few lowlights. In general, the »

This Probably Explains a Lot

Featured image I do not believe, with Pascal, that to understand is to forgive; certainly not when it comes to mass murder. Still, this Daily Mail exclusive probably sheds light on how Dylann Roof became so twisted. This is his father, Franklin Bennett (“Benn”) Roof, who is some sort of contractor: Yes, those are nipple rings. Roof’s mother seems to have abandoned the family, perhaps understandably. For a while Dylann had a »

Labeling the Charleston massacre

Featured image Almost immediately after Dylann Roof was apprehended, the Justice Department announced that it would investigate whether the Charleston massacre was a “hate crime.” I’ll give DOJ a hint. This was a hate crime, both in the dubious way this concept is understood by the law and in ordinary parlance. The Justice Department now says it’s going to investigate whether the killings were an act of terrorism. This is a less »

Obama’s Howler

Featured image Paul and John have already commented on the egregious distortions and falsehoods of Obama’s highly ideological comments on the heinous shootings in South Carolina. To gild the point a bit further about how “This type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries,” Wayne Laugesen of the Colorado Spring Gazette tallies the numbers for us: Behring Anders Breivik killed 75, 2011, Norway Mohammed Merah killed 7, 2012, France Genildo »

Obama’s pathetic comments on the Charleston massacre

Featured image President Obama wasted no time before using the tragic massacre in Charleston, South Carolina to argue for gun control (or, more accurately, to sulk publicly about his failure to impose it). Obama stated: We don’t have all the facts, but we do know that once again innocent people were killed in part because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun. Now is »

Barack Obama Disgraces Himself Again

Featured image I haven’t written anything about the murders in Charleston, mostly because I haven’t had time. I expect to talk about the murders tomorrow on the Laura Ingraham show, where I will be guest hosting. I would encourage you to tune in for that. In the meantime, one obvious point can be made: Barack Obama has disgraced himself, once again, by trying to make political hay out of the murders: “I »