Crime

Leftists Trash Portland [Updated]

Featured image Last night, Antifa/BLM criminals (there no longer seems to be any distinction between the two organizations) ran riot in Portland for something like the 100th day in a row, stopping traffic, starting fires, and smashing and looting stores. There seems to be be little or no police presence in Portland, and no political will to restore order to the city before it becomes a dead zone. As always, Andy Ngo »

From a Minneapolis Principal, a Cry From the Heart

Featured image If you want to understand what is going on in Minneapolis, which is probably similar to what is happening in a number of leftist-run cities around the country, please take seven minutes to watch this video. It was made by the Principal of Minneapolis’s North High School, in modern times the most heavily black high school in the city. Her name is Mauri Melander Friestleben. The boy whose death she »

America’s Most Pathetic Government Body?

Featured image The Minneapolis City Council is a strong contender for that title. After months of talk about disbanding the Minneapolis Police Department, and an actual vote intended to move in that direction, the City Council is now demanding to know why crime in the city has skyrocketed. Three months after their majority pledged to end the city’s police department, the Minneapolis City Council pressed chief Medaria Arradondo for a plan to »

Republican Campaign Aide Murdered In Minneapolis

Featured image Lacy Johnson is the Republican who is challenging Ilhan Omar in Minnesota’s 5th District. Lacy is an excellent candidate fighting an uphill battle. Last night, two of his campaign volunteers were shot in North Minneapolis. The local CBS outlet has the story: The 17-year-old boy killed and another man hurt Monday in a north Minneapolis shooting were members of a Republican congressional candidate’s campaign. The Lacy Johnson campaign says the »

A Day Brightener

Featured image In Sacramento, several police cruisers apparently were responding to an emergency with their sirens blaring. A group of Black Lives Matter activists apparently thought that their inalienable rights include the right to prevent police officers from doing their jobs. A group of BLMers surrounded one of the police cars in an effort to immobilize it, while one of them jumped onto the hood. It didn’t end well. I especially enjoy »

Crime Comes to the Suburbs [Updated]

Featured image Edina, Minnesota, is an elite suburb that formerly had one of the most outstanding public school districts in the country. That was before Edina’s school system went “woke” and began prioritizing indoctrination over education. In recent years, Edina’s schools have slipped badly in objective test measurements. This coincides with the city’s transformation from a Republican bastion, as recently as 25 years ago, to a deep-blue outpost of progressivism. How is »

A City In Decline

Featured image Early this morning there was a gunfight in downtown Minneapolis near Target Field. It was partially captured by an Uber driver’s dash cam. According to Downtown Minneapolis Crime Watch shots were exchanged by multiple combatants. Here is the video: The passenger seems weirdly insouciant. Maybe that is what happens if you spend time in Minneapolis. Based on the dispatch audio, it sounded like it was a mutual combatant situation with »

Officers Shot In Compton [Updated]

Featured image Two deputy sheriffs in Compton, California were shot last night by a man who approached their squad car while it was parked on the street, and opened fire: Update: The gunman walked up on the deputies and opened fire without warning or provocation. pic.twitter.com/cBQjyKkoxJ — LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) September 13, 2020 The deputies are a 31-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man. Both were shot multiple times and are in »

Feds begin prosecuting rioters in Portland

Featured image Federal prosecutors have started filing civil disorders charges against violent protesters in Portland, Oregon. They are filing the charges under a federal statute enacted in 1968 in response to the rioting of that era. It’s interesting, I think, that the Congress that passed this statute was controlled by Democrats. In 1968, the GOP was outnumbered in both chambers to a much greater degree than it is now. Back then, Democrats »

Suspect Identified In Portland Murder

Featured image The Oregonian reports that a suspect has been identified in the murder Sunday night of Aaron Danielson, a Donald Trump supporter, in Portland: A 48-year-old man who was accused of carrying a loaded gun at an earlier downtown Portland protest is under investigation in the fatal shooting Saturday night of a right-wing demonstrator after a pro-Trump rally. Michael Forest Reinoehl calls himself an anti-fascist and has posted videos and photos »

Left-wing Virginia prosecutor clashes with local court

Featured image In Arlington County, Virginia, judges are pushing back against attempts by Parisa Dehghani-Tafti, the County prosecutor, to dismiss certain marijuana cases due to her disagreement with Virginia drug law. As we have reported, Dehghani-Tafti was elected prosecutor with the considerable help of George Soros money. She promised, among other things, to refuse to prosecute some marijuana cases. Dehghani-Tafti is keeping that promise, and local judges are not amused. According to »

Who Killed George Floyd?

Featured image The alleged “murder” of George Floyd by Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin triggered the riots, looting and arson that have dominated the Summer months. That Floyd was murdered by the Minneapolis Police Department is an article of faith on the left and on many precincts of the right. But is it true? Floyd’s case became internationally famous because of cell phone video that showed him slowly becoming unconscious while a police »

Journalistic Malpractice On the Riots

Featured image The Democratic Party press has done its best to suppress news about the riots that have devastated cities across the country, but it is a hard secret to keep. Sometimes their efforts would be amusing, if the subject were not so serious. Here are a couple of minor cases in point from the Democrats’ flagship newspaper here in Minnesota, the Star Tribune. At 8:59 last night, the Strib’s top headline »

The Path Is Open to a GOP Sweep

Featured image The riots, looting and arson that have broken out across America, with tacit or open support from many Democratic politicians, have radically changed the outlook for November’s elections. I wrote last night about the organized assault on civilization that reigned last night in Minneapolis. Utterly incompetent governance at the state and local levels, combined with a sympathy for violent Marxists like those associated with Black Lives Matter, have led to »

More Riots, Looting In Minneapolis [With Multiple Updates]

Featured image Tonight, while we were doing our VIP Live show, rioters attacked downtown Minneapolis, looting among other things a Target store that is part of Target’s corporate headquarters: Massive looting and rioting in Nicollet Mall Target. #mplsdowntown pic.twitter.com/zHmt9tBm5Z — Mike Karbo (@MKarbo) August 27, 2020 More looting on Nicollet Mall: BREAKING: Looting has started on Nicollet Mall in Mpls after man being pursued by Mpls police apparently shot himself as police »

Our under-incarceration problem, Portland beatdown edition

Featured image Marquise Love is the thug who was caught on video viciously assaulting Adam Haner in Portland, Oregon the other day during a “protest.” Love knocked Haner unconscious. Police now have Love in custody. As is almost always true in publicized cases involving serious felonies, Love has a long rap sheet. In a well-functioning criminal justice system, he would be in prison. In our ultra-lenient system, he was free to cause »

Good news: Feds have arrested more than 1,000 in Operation Legend

Featured image Attorney General Barr announced today that at least 217 people have been charged with a federal crime, and more than 1,000 have been arrested in major metropolitan cities, since the Department of Justice launched Operation Legend in July. The operation is named after 4-year-old LeGend Taliferro, who was shot and killed in his sleep on June 29 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Kansas City police announced the arrest of a »