A few quick news-stories and observations
made over the last week or so.
Putin's mesmerizing messing with USG
is answered with . . . PR
Dec08|15 -- Vladimir Putin is mesmerizing the world
with Russia's military ka-pow! First there were 24 absolutely
frightening 3M-54 Kalibur cruise missiles launched from ships in the
Caspian, flying 1500km at Mach 2+, and taking out their Da'esh targets in
Syria. Today, Russia is reporting hitting Da'esh with the cruise
missiles launched from a submarine in the Med.
Is this the first sub-launched cruise
missile attack on land forces ever?? I cannot think of another
example. Bill Clinton famously went through a spasm of futile
missile attacks on mostly civilian targets in Sudan and Afghanistan, but
those missiles were fired from surface craft and both operations were
total failures. I mean, Putin has the Americans looking like
And so the Pentagon has to blowback some of
Putin's bluster. Here how: not with displays of superior, or
even equivalent, prowess, but with PR. CNN's online front page today
goes bonkers with stories of USG military puffery. Yes, while Putin
continues the dirty work of decapitating the Da'esh decapitators in Syria,
the USG goes into full PR mode. The following is from CNN's online front
"HuffPo: You're 24/7 source for
amateur news reporting." (tm)
-- HuffPo is where high school kids go to be listed as
"reporters." At least that's the way it appears from these
"reporters" non-professional lack of command of English.
Today's example is Kim Bellware
on the release of another vid that shows Chicago cops gunning down an
unarmed black kid, Ronald Johnson. Here's Bellware's description of how this very
sensitive incident went down:
I can read this statement in two completely
contradictory ways. First, Johnson took his shot while fleeing the cops; or,
Johnson was shot by the cops while fleeing. The distinction is not
insignificant. Looking at the video, you can't really tell which it was,
and, unfortunately, reading Bellware's description doesn't
"HuffPo, you're 24/7 source for amateur
news reporting." (tm).
Here come Loretta! You Chi-cops
better get straight.
-- In case you haven't been following the police war on
blacks, a kid named Laquan McDonald was point-blank murdered by a pig named Jason Van Dyke in
video was released upon court order on Nov25|15. It shows without any doubt how the cop absolutely executed the
kid, who was not being an immediate threat to anyone. Van Dyke
unloaded his entire magazine -- 16 rounds of which found their target --
and was re-loading when one of the other cops suggested maybe he could
I don't know who Laquan McDonald's
dead-beat millionaire mother is (was). She has been given different names
in different articles. FOX
says her name is Dorothy Holmes. The Chicago
Sun-Times and NBC
says her name was Tina Hunter. How many dead-beat millionaire
moms can one kid have? The
Guardian didn't give her any name. And nobody seems
to have the slightest idea who the dead-beat sperm donor was.
Whoever the mother is (was), she is the
most recent and most unworthy winner of the nation-wide police lottery "Who Wants to Be
a Millionaire?" For we have recently found out that foul-mouthed Rahm Emanuel
paid out $5M in Chicagoans' tax money to
the slacker-mom. It looks to me like
And the reason I say it is that the most striking thing
about this settlement -- next to its size -- was that the payment was made before
any lawsuit was filed, and more to the point, before the public, or anyone other than the cops
and mayor, even saw the horrendous video. It was obviously hush
money to keep Holmes/Hunter (whoever the hell she is) and her lawyers from raising hell about the incident
and demanding release of the video until after Emanuel could get re-elected. And it worked.
That's politics in Chicago.
You know, normally I'd say fair 'nuf.
Get the settlement out of the way right up front and avoid the courthouse
yada yada. But in this case I am sickened by Holmes/Hunter (whoever
the hell she is) getting $5M for
the death of her son. And the reason I say it is that Holmes/Hunter
(whoever the hell she is) was not
exactly you're Mother of the Year to this kid. Laquan had been taken away from
Holmes/Hunter (whoever the hell she is) by child services for abuse issues more than once.
When he was killed, he was a ward of the state.
Yes, Laquan was in
a bad spot that night because he had had a shit-upbringing, and he had had
a shit-upbringing because of the woman who was his mother, and now she
gets the $5M Kewpie doll for, essentially, being a shit-mother. One wonders
if she even knew the boy's name. He was raised by his great-grand
mother, who died last year.
And yet the loser-mom banked $5M as a result of the kid
being filled with bullet holes.
Why did the
money go to her? Because she and her lawyers were the ones who could
have caused Emanuel a lot of problems by going public and demanding the
video be released prior to the election. The kid's grand-uncle, who was helping
to get the kid straight said he knew nothing about the settlement or the
negotiations. Had the kid been murdered
by the Chi-cops after the election, the mother and her lawyer would be fighting their way
through litigation right now and a jury would decide who got the
money. Where's Mike Royko when we need him?
Today US AG Loretta Lynch announced
that the feds are going to investigate the Chicago PD. Good on
Loretta. Now she needs to indict Hillary and her place in history as
America's most honest AG will
Maybe Loretta will include in her
investigation of the Chi-cops a tour of the store-front torture chamber that Chi-cops Steven
Mandell and Gary Engel set up to torture victims they were
shaking down, like
businessman Steve Campbell. FBI
notice of conviction. Or maybe she'll even get a tour of the
notorious CPD black-site and torture facility at Homan Square [ 41° 52.109' N 87° 42.564' W
] recently disclosed by The
Guardian. Yes, sir . . . there is no end of things for the
feds to look at in Chicago. Except Rham.
You see, according to Obama, Chicago is
his town, and Rahm Emanuel is his man, and Loretta is his AG, so Rham
should come out of this just fine. That's politics in Chicago.
There is one more point I'd like to make in
this McDonald story that has not been made but has to be made. So
often we see these grizzly vids where a half-dozen or more cops line up in
a firing line facing a mentally ill person holding a knife some distance from
the cops. (See Andy Campbell piece below.) Then when one cop
squeezes off a round, they all open up even though none of them is
threatened or endangered. This is called "sympathetic
fire." It's a military tactic used for self-preservation where
an entire squad opens up on target when one member does. It's used
in ambushes, for instance.
But my point here is that -- much to their
great credit -- the other cops present when Van Dyke gunned down McDonald
did not open fire. There was no sympathetic fire and after he
emptied his magazine and his gun went "click," the only smoking
gun was Van Dyke's.
When he realized he was the only one who
emptied his magazine into the boy on the ground, trigger-happy Van Dyke
must have said to himself: "Uh-oh." From the cops' point
of view, sympathetic fire is what keeps you from going to prison.
Normally it's a Three Musketeers sort of thing -- all for one and one for
all. Wonder of Loretta will look at that, too.
Andy Campbell of HuffPo got this right
. . . mostly.
Dec05|2015 -- London cops had a face-off
with some violent Muslim loser with a knife ranting about "Mother
Syria" and wanting to draw blood from white people -- which he
did. He stabbed 3 people in a subway station. The bobbies
dealt with him. They tazed him, cuffed him, and dragged him
away. "[F]irearms officers were not needed." Guardian
Campbell made a perfect juxtaposition: on Dec02|2015 San
Francisco cops faced-off with Mario Keith Woods, who, according to
cops, had a knife. The pigs lined up in firing-squad formation and
executed him, which is why I call them "pigs". I mean they
totally unloaded on this poor bastard -- there must be 20 shots fired at
point blank range. One shot to the leg would have been more than
Mario Keith Woods being executed by SF firing squad
Campbell's piece implicitly asks: How is it
the bobbies can take down a guy with a knife and not even call in the
special "firearms officers" but the US the cops -- everyone of
them armed -- are such fucking cowards that they have to line up and
execute these sick people?
Then again, Campbell could have just as
well cited the Oct|2014 case in which a firing squad made up of fat-ass
pigs in Saginaw, Michigan executed
a homeless man named Milton Hall who was holding a knife. Videos.
Firing squad executing Milton Hall, Oct27|2014, Saginaw, Mich
At the end of his piece Andy says: "U.K.
police have only killed one person this year as of Sept. 1, according to
Metro. In the U.S., cops
have killed 776 in that time." He's making a good
point, but it's not a fair comparison because it doesn't account for a 5x
larger population in the States. Adjusted for population the
comparison would be 1 person killed by UK cops to 155 killed by US cops to
date this year.
That's pretty sick, which is, I believe, Andy's
Kern County, CA cops suck like no other
cops in the country,
quantitatively and qualitatively speaking
-- For weeks the UK's Guardian has been unloading on how Americans are
letting their cops turn their streets into killing fields. The
Guardian is now focusing on a suck-hole county in California called
"Kern County" that is run by two suck-hole cops,
Bakersfield police chief Greg Williamson and Kern County Sheriff Donny
Youngblood. So far Guardian guys Jon Swaine and Oliver
Laughland have published 2 parts of a five part series. Part
I and Part
II . They are well worth reading. [Update: all 5
parts are now available at the preceding links.]
Suck-hole Kern County Sheriff
Here's some stats from the Guardian;
Kern County leads the nation as the
deadliest county in terms of cops killing civilians.
It posts 1.5 deaths/100k of population
Of the 14 most deadly killer-cop
counties in the country, California has 50%.
In the last decade the Bakersfield City
cops and Kern County cops have killed 54 people.
The records have gone missing on 4 of
these cases, which could only happen through gross negligence or
Kern County became a significant story in
the annals of dishonest law enforcement in the 1980's when Youngblood made
his name along with a suck-hole DA named Ed Jagels in a witch hunt
in which dozens of innocent people were sent to prison, some for hundreds of
years, on trumped up and falsified charges of sexually abusing their
own children. All of the convictions were eventually overturned and
the people released, except for 2 of the innocent people who died in prison.
Suck-hole Kern County DA
If you want to know why I keep using the
non-legal, opinionated term "suck-hole" with respect to Kern
County and the pricks who run it, watch Sean Penn's 2008
documentary on this story -- "Witch Hunt," available on YouTube.
It is noteworthy that in the film Youngblood notes with approval that Kern
County's approach to law enforcement is ". . . cowboy law
enforcement. . . and we kind of like that." At the end of the
film he is forced to admit how his cowboy law enforcement got it wrong for
the dozens of innocent men and women he sent to prison, some for up to 20
years. The guy seems to me to be a sort of a de facto definition of
"suck-hole," and so is his whole county given how they kept
re-electing these twerps after they destroyed the lives of all of those
innocent people and their children. And so it goes . . .