Black Lives Matter

NBA players again display their ignorance

Featured image NBA players are a poorly educated group. But lack of education can’t explain the stupidity of some player remarks in response to the rioting at the Capitol and to the decision of local prosecutors in the Jacob Blake case. Players for the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat issued a joint statement before the game between these two teams. They said: We play tonight’s game with a heavy heart after »

Kim Gardner disqualified from prosecuting Mark McCloskey

Featured image Readers will recall that Mark McCloskey and his wife Patricia pointed guns at BLM protesters outside their home in St. Louis last July, and that Kim Gardner, the incompetent left-wing St. Louis circuit attorney, decided to prosecute the McCloskeys. But thanks to a ruling by a St. Louis judge, Gardner will not be allowed to prosecute Mark McCloskey; nor will her office be permitted to do so. The reason? Gardner »

Police chief escapes from Washington D.C.

Featured image Peter Newsham is Washington D.C.’s police chief. He has been with the D.C. police force for 31 years. Newsham will step down from his job, which pays him nearly $300,000, right after Joe Biden is inaugurated. He will become the police chief of Prince William County, Virginia, a D.C. exurb, earning a salary of a little more than $200,000. Newsham’s resignation continues a trend of big city police chiefs stepping »

Electing radical judges, the new frontier in wrecking our justice system

Featured image We have written often about the Soros-funded campaign to elect radical prosecutors. Its success has helped undermine the criminal justice system in St. Louis, for example. The next step for the same hard-left crowd might well be to elect radical judges. Doing so can erect a second barrier — a backup — to punishing criminals. In Maryland, four outside challengers won election to circuit courts this month. It’s extremely rare »

Fort Apache Minneapolis

Featured image Yesterday, the Washington Post took a moment off from Trump bashing and Biden promoting to run an actual news story on its front page. The story had a surprisingly (for the Post) honest and direct headline: “Minneapolis violence surges as police officers leave department in droves.” Here are some excerpts from Holly Bailey’s report: The sound of gunfire has become so familiar across North Minneapolis that Cathy Spann worries she »

Black legislator skates on conspiracy to damage monument charge

Featured image A local Virginia prosecutor has dropped charges against Virginia Sen. L. Louise Lucas, who was caught by the Portsmouth, Virginia police conspiring to topple a Confederate monument last summer. There was evidence from social media that Lucas encouraged people to attend a demonstration and help tear down the statute. And video taken by police showed Lucas telling officers that they could not arrest the demonstrators for what they were about »

How much influence will Kamala Harris have?

Featured image There are two kinds of vice presidents, those who enter the office with chops and those who don’t. For purposes of the vice presidency, chops can be earned by high level service, by having mounted a credible presidential campaign, or by being the leader of a wing of the president’s party. Lyndon Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, and Dick Cheney are probably the best examples in my lifetime of vice presidents who »

#Antifa and #Black Lives Matter Are Evil

Featured image Today the Million MAGA March took place in Washington, D.C. to support President Trump as he fights for honest election returns. Predictably, activists/communists/criminals from Antifa and BLM–the groups no longer seem to be distinct–turned out to make trouble. They attacked the Trump supporters; you can see a number of videos at ZeroHedge: “BLM/Antifa Thugs Attack Trump Supporters, Including Children, After D.C. ‘Million MAGA March.'” Here, you see Antifa/BLM thugs attacking »

The next four years in civil rights

Featured image Bloomberg reports that the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department is “headed for a dramatic makeover” under Joe Biden. It quotes Linda Chavez, among others. She says that the Biden administration is certain to “undo the Trump years” the same way Trump tried to undo the Obama years — “but with a vengeance.” I don’t want to underestimate the extent to which a Biden DOJ will accommodate race-hustlers, but »

Mobs Attack Police in Philadelphia [Updated]

Featured image Yesterday a man with a knife charged two police officers in Philadelphia. They retreated while yelling at the man to drop his knife. He continued chasing them, and they shot him. This is the video: There would be no story here if the man with the knife had been white, Asian or Hispanic, but because he was black, the city has exploded in violence. The Free Beacon headlines: “30 Officers »

My New Hero: Kemi Badenoch

Featured image I did not know that the UK government has an official “Equalities Minister,” and that name sounds perfectly sinister and Orwellian. Regardless of whether such a ministry is a good idea, right now the Equalities Minister in Boris Johnson’s government is Kemi Badenoch, and this attack on “critical race theory” is so good that I want to amend the Constitution so she can come to the United States and run for »

NBA playoff viewership falls off the cliff

Featured image Ben Strauss of The Athletic takes a deep dive into the television ratings for this year’s NBA conference finals. He finds that the ratings themselves took a deep dive: [T]hese were two of the least-watched conference finals series ever, despite featuring the league’s most famous player (LeBron James) on the league’s most famous franchise (the Lakers). It happened despite Nielsen using “Out of Home” viewership for the first time ever »

BLM: Where Does the Money Go?

Featured image In recent months, the Black Lives Matter organization has raised hundreds of millions of dollars (possibly into the billions) from individual and corporate donations. One Minnesota businessman gave the group $25 million. What do they do with all that cash? The BLM web site doesn’t answer that question, nor does it even tell us what sort of a legal entity BLM is. You can donate here, but your contribution doesn’t »

Life In a Blue City

Featured image In the video below, filmed in Hollywood, a Prius driver is stopped by a mob of Antifa/BLM criminals. They try to haul him out of his car, but he gets away. They pursue him in multiple vehicles, and a pickup cuts him off. Again the criminals try to assault him, and again he saves his life by driving away. The video ends with the victim being arrested and handcuffed by »

Justice but no peace

Featured image The woke mob has spoken. The decision not to charge any officer with homicide in connection with the death of Breonna Taylor is an outrage. Lebron James, that great legal mind, says so. Let the rioting commence. Actually, it has. No justice, no peace. But was the charging decision in Louisville unjust? Andy McCarthy says it wasn’t. I agree. McCarthy explains: The cops [who fired the shots] were doing their »

More In-Kind Contributions to the Trump Campaign

Featured image Last night in St. Petersburg, Florida, BLM/Antifa thugs harassed people who were eating in local restaurants. This video shows just one such scene: Protestors are now going restaurant by restaurant to chant at diners on Beach Dr. in St. Pete. A lot of diners yelled back, starting multiple confrontations. This one was the most significant. Protestors took over a couple’s table. Not sure why they were targeted specifically. pic.twitter.com/dzLM7KuCW9 — »

Biden Voters Reportedly Attack Home of Trump Supporters in Minnesota

Featured image The Democrats’ vow to “burn everything down” if they don’t get their way is allegedly being fulfilled. Last night in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, unknown arsonists attacked the home of two Trump supporters, burning the family’s garage and several vehicles and destroying a large Trump sign in their yard: As shown in one of those photos, the arsonists apparently spray painted “Biden 2020,” “BLM” and the Antifa symbol on a garage »