Crime

Joe Biden, Gun Grabber?

Featured image Many conservatives are pushing back hard against a series of executive orders on firearms that the Biden administration announced on Wednesday. I don’t doubt that Biden would ban or severely limit private gun ownership if he could, but what is striking about these specific orders is how trivial they are. Biden frames his actions in terms of gun violence being a “public health epidemic.” He refers to the recent Boulder »

The Chauvin Trial So Far

Featured image Here in Minnesota and around the country, all eyes are on the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the alleged murder of George Floyd. We are nearing the end of the prosecution’s case, so this is perhaps an opportune moment to assess what has happened so far. While not listening to every moment of the testimony, I have followed the trial closely. Much could be said, but »

Nation of Islam Follower Attacks the Capitol

Featured image Today a man named Noah Green attacked the U.S. Capitol, driving his car into a concrete barrier and then attacking Capitol police officers with a knife. He killed one officer before being shot by others. Green was a follower of the Nation of Islam, as the New York Times grudgingly admits: The suspect in the death of a Capitol Police officer described himself on Facebook as a follower of Louis »

About Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

Featured image Historically, there have been very few hate crimes directed against Asians–just 4.4 percent of hate crimes based on race or ethnicity in the FBI’s most recent report. Lately, though, there has been an uptick, reflected in several highly-publicized and vicious attacks. Democratic Party news sources have absurdly tried to blame anti-Asian crimes on President Trump. NBC News, for example: Karthick Ramakrishnan, founder and director of demographic data and policy research »

Catch Me Tonight On the Laura Ingraham Show

Featured image Each night this week on the Ingraham Angle, Alan Dershowitz and I have briefly recapped the day’s events in the Derek Chauvin trial. We will be on at around 9:20 Central tonight, and I believe we will be talking about the drug overdose issue. If you get a chance to tune in, it should be interesting. I am not sure whether Laura will want me on the show every night »

Catch Me Tonight on the Laura Ingraham Show

Featured image Laura Ingraham’s TV show has booked me for this entire week to talk about the Derek Chauvin trial. I probably won’t be on every night, depending on the news cycle, but I will be on tonight, along with Alan Dershowitz, I believe, at around 10:20 Eastern, 9:20 Central. Please tune in, it was an eventful first day of trial today. »

The Boulder Murderer

Featured image The 21-year-old who murdered ten people at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado has been identified as Ahmad Al Issa. He is a refugee from Syria who came to the U.S. as a child. Based on what has emerged so far, Al Issa had anger issues and a paranoid streak. He might have been a paranoid schizophrenic, but so far nothing has emerged that suggests he was insane in a legal »

Why we should hate “hate crime” laws

Featured image Consider two hypothetical criminal law defendants. Defendant A, a White, is accused of murdering six Asian sex workers. Defendant B, also White, is accused of murdering six White sex workers. Both sets of murders occurred in the same jurisdiction and were carried out in exactly the same manner. Should Defendant A be treated differently than Defendant B? Any unindoctrinated, fair-minded person would say that, of course, the two defendants should »

Catch Me On Laura Ingraham Tonight

Featured image I will be on the Laura Ingraham TV show on Fox News tonight at around 9:20 Central, 10:20 Eastern, talking about the Derek Chauvin trial. Please tune in, there is much to say and time will be short. »

Minneapolis’s No-Go Zone

Featured image The Seattle “Autonomous Zone” got a lot of publicity before it was finally dismantled, but many people do not realize that Minneapolis has its own no-go area where law enforcement is absent and “militants” rule. It is the area that surrounds the George Floyd Memorial. A man was shot and killed in the Memorial area last weekend, the fourth such death since the zone was closed to law enforcement. A »

House Democrats Vote to Aid Criminals

Featured image Late last night, the House of Representatives passed the “George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020” on a party-line vote, with just two Democrats joining Republicans in opposing the measure. You can read the text of the bill here. It reflects the Democratic Party’s view that there is really no such thing as crime, and the principal threat to our populace comes from violent, depraved police officers. In general, »

The County Executive’s response to our local crime wave

Featured image Yesterday, I discussed the crime wave in Montgomery County, Maryland. Homicides, carjackings, and armed robberies are all up this year. In January, there were seven homicides. According to the chief of police, that’s an all-time record for a single month. As for armed robberies, they have increased by 40 percent. How will the County respond? Its task force on “Reimagining Public Safety” is recommending fewer police on streets and the »

Our local crime wave

Featured image The relatively affluent neighborhood in Montgomery County, Maryland where I live is experiencing something of a crime wave. Reports of crimes like carjacking and break-ins appear regularly on the neighborhood listserves my wife is on. And each week, it seems like the location of the crimes gets closer to our house. Sometimes the reports complain about the police. The complaint isn’t that the cops are racist or too aggressive. It’s »

Assessing Andrew Cuomo

Featured image It says a lot that Andrew Cuomo became a media darling even as his policies caused thousands of deaths in New York nursing homes, but now, suddenly, is the subject of impeachment talk because three women have accused him of mild or borderline sexual harassment. What it suggests to me is that our priorities are skewed and that our culture is becoming frivolous. The allegations of sexual harassment show Cuomo »

Kamala Harris and Other Leftists Spring Rapist From Jail

Featured image In the wake of last Summer’s devastating riots in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Hollywood celebrities and left-wing politicians led by Kamala Harris joined forces to bail out violent criminals who committed arson, looting and other felonies. But apparently there were not enough such criminals to go around–not enough who got arrested, anyway–so the Hollywood/D.C. leftists bailed out everyone in sight. Along with other victims, one or more Minnesota women have »

A City Prepares for a Trial

Featured image Derek Chauvin goes on trial for murder in the death of George Floyd on March 8. His trial has been separated from that of the other three officers who have been charged; theirs will begin in August. Chauvin is the principal defendant. Of the four policemen involved, two were on something like their fourth day on the job. The third was a tiny guy, also not very experienced. Chauvin was »

Judge Sullivan strikes again

Featured image During the 1980s, Rayful Edmond III was the narcotics kingpin of Washington D.C. He probably did more harm to residents of the city than anyone else in history. According to this report in the Washington Post, Edmond oversaw an operation that brought around 1,700 pounds of cocaine into Washington every month. Law enforcement officials estimate that he was making around $2 million a week from drug dealing between 1985 and »