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Allahu Akbar!

Featured image A 39-year-old man named Kori Ali Muhammad went on a rampage in Fresno today: A man shot and killed three people in downtown Fresno on Tuesday before surrendering to authorities, the Fresno Police Department said. The suspect was identified as Kori Ali Muhammad, a 39-year-old man who was wanted in connection with the shooting death of a security guard outside a motel Thursday, said Police Chief Jerry Dyer. The FBI »

Barbarians Display Ignorance at UCLA (with Postscript from Steve)

Featured image Heather Mac Donald is the nation’s leading expert on policing and race. Her book The War On Cops is a classic of social science. In December my think tank, Center of the American Experiment, hosted Heather for a speech in Minneapolis that was attended by more than 400, including over 150 law enforcement officers. That was a great crowd. But when Heather spoke at UCLA last night, at the invitation »

No thug left behind

Featured image Our friend Katherine Kersten is senior fellow at the Center of the American Experiment, Minnesota’s conservative think tank, at which John Hinderaker serves as president. Kathy is an indefatigable analyst and advocate who has effectively promoted good public policy and opposed bad public policy while breaking major stories illustrating the way we live now. Most recently, Kathy has turned her attention to the destruction of student discipline in the St. »

Jim Brown backs Donald Trump

Featured image Who are the most formidable and iconic male African-Americans of the 1960s? Martin Luther King and Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali are surely the top two. Who is third? For me, it’s Jim Brown (and not John Lewis). Brown is as great an athlete as I’ve ever seen. He was also a civil rights crusader during his playing days, when almost all black athletes in team sports shied away. As Kevin Blackistone »

Why Are Liberals Such Racists?

Featured image As a conservative, I essentially never encounter racism. I don’t have any racist friends or acquaintances. The issue never comes up. Liberals, on the other hand, tell us that they are swimming in a sea of racism. I don’t know, they might be right. Maybe in their liberal world, racism is still an issue. A case in point: a “reporter” for MTV named Ira Madison III was looking for a »

Disgraceful Democrats Depict Police Officers As Pigs

Featured image You could say this is one of the pettier controversies in the history of our national Capitol, or you could say it opens a window onto the deep disgrace of one of our political parties. I incline toward the latter view. There is, apparently, an annual arts competition that results in a large number of paintings from the Congressional districts being displayed in a hallway between one of the House »

Congressional Dems under attack for not hiring minorities

Featured image Earlier this month, a CNN contributor dismissed an African-American who served as a top aide to Sen. Jeff Sessions as, in effect, a token. The former Sessions aide, William Smith, was debating Angela Rye, a strong critic of Sessions’ record on civil rights. Rye told Smith: “Because you are the one black guy that he hired on the committee doesn’t make him a civil rights leader.” Perhaps realizing what she »

A window into a depraved culture

Featured image In the important City Journal column “A window into a depraved culture,” Heather Mac Donald turns to the kidnapping and torture of the disabled white man by four black men and women in Chicago last week. Heather may be our foremost public intellectual on current controversies involving race and crime. Everything Heather writes on the subject is must reading, yet this column merits special attention. What is the cultural context »

Vicious Hate Crime In Chicago Whitewashed By Press [Updated]

Featured image This is the Associated Press’s innocuous report on a crime that occurred in Chicago on Tuesday, in its entirety: Chicago police say they are investigating a video circulating on social media that shows several people beating a man at a residence. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said at a news conference Wednesday that four suspects are in custody. Formal charges have not been filed. Johnson says the victim, who has “mental »

Cops killed less, got killed more in 2016

Featured image The Washington Post declares: “Despite ongoing national scrutiny of police tactics, the number of fatal shootings by officers in 2016 remained virtually unchanged from last year when nearly 1,000 people were killed by police.” There are a few problems with this declaration. First, by the Post’s count, the number of fatal shootings by officers decreased by more than 3 percent this year — down from 991 to 957. Second, the »

Washington Post unwittingly destroys the “Sessions is a racist” slander

Featured image The Washington Post devotes a lengthy article to the question of whether Jeff Sessions is a racist — a question it calls “inescapable” (headline in paper edition). But the Post’s reporting, by Ellen Nakashima and Sari Horwitz, demonstrates that, “inescapable” or not, the question has an obvious answer. No reasonable person could read the article without concluding that Sessions is not a racist. The Post presents the following evidence that »

Top Dem donor compares black Republicans to Nazi collaborators

Featured image The Democrats are worried, and justifiably so, that African-American voters aren’t supporting Hillary Clinton and other Dems to same extent that they backed Barack Obama. Actually, the Democrats are frantic about this. Thus, Benjamin Barber, a top Democratic donor has been caught on camera attacking non-compliant African-Americans during a fundraiser. The video comes via Project Veritas Action. Barber had this to say: Have you heard of the Sonderkommandos? Jewish guards »

Against Obama’s plan to add new racial category for Middle Easterners

Featured image The Obama administration is proposing to create a new category for people who identify as “Middle Eastern or North African.” These people are currently classified as “white.” This means they aren’t entitled to the preferences our government grants to non-whites in a host of areas including employment and assistance to businesses. Commissioner Peter Kirsanow of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights opposes this latest effort to subdivide Americans. He sets »

The Ferguson effect in Ferguson

Featured image Newly released figures show that murders increased by 11 percent in the U.S. in 2015. 1,532 more people were murdered last year than the year before. The murder rate (murders per 100,000 population) rose by 10 percent. According to Kent Scheidegger of the Crime and Consequences blog, only twice in more than a half century has the rate jumped double digits in one year. In one other year, the increase »

Claims That Trump’s Voters Are Racists Are BS. Here’s Why.

Featured image Paul wrote earlier today about “bogus” allegations of racism based on surveys about whether whites or blacks are “hardworking,” “intelligent” or “violent.” Many liberals have seized on poll data put out by groups like American National Election Studies to argue that Donald Trump’s supporters are largely racists. As a typical example, let’s take Dana Milbank, columnist for the Washington Post. Milbank argues that Hillary Clinton was right when she said »

Clinton: “Make America Great Again” Is Racist!

Featured image The Big Dog was at his partisan worst this afternoon. He denounced Donald Trump’s “Make America great again” slogan as racist: “That message, I’ll give you America great again — If you’re a white southerner, you know exactly what it means,” Clinton said. The former president indicated that Trump’s campaign slogan signaled that he would make white people more culturally [dominant] over other races in the country. “What it means »

A tale of two conferences

Featured image Bill Otis at Crime and Consequences calls attention to a Washington Post story that I think demonstrates the bankruptcy of the Justice Department’s desired approach to policing Baltimore and other big cities. The story tells of two conferences that occurred simultaneously in a Baltimore church. In one room, concerned black residents of crime-ridden neighborhoods desperately called on the police to clear the streets of drug dealers and other thugs. Meanwhile, »