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Monday News Roundup: NYC Passes Chicago in Murders and the Portland Police Disappear Again

The Big Apple becomes the Big Blood Spot. – Bill de Blasio can now proudly say he has made New York City #1, as it has now surpassed Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago as the shooting and killing capital of the United States.

Over this past weekend, de Blasio’s dying metropolis saw at least 76 people wounded and 8 killed by gunshots. By comparison, Chicago, which as held the national murder and shooting lead for decades now, experienced a quiet weekend in which only 59 of its citizens were wounded and 5 ended up dead by gunfire.

De Blasio has always obviously prided himself on being the very worst at everything he does. Now he has another major achievement to brag about. Take that, Lightfoot.

From America’s worst mayor to America’s best governor… – South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem is not just a rising star in the Republican Party, she is the rising GOP star. On Friday, she declined additional federal unemployment money for one simple reason: Thanks to her leadership, her state doesn’t need the cash.

See, among all of America’s governors in either party, Kristi Noem is the only one who did not choose to grossly abuse her authority as an elected official by shutting down vast swaths of her state’s economy or shutting people in their homes for weeks at a time.

From a piece at Breitbart:

In a statement, Noem praised President Donald Trump’s leadership during recovery and said her administration was “very grateful for the additional flexibility that this effort would have provided, but South Dakota is in the fortunate position of not needing to accept it.”

The governor continued:

South Dakota’s economy, having never been shut down, has recovered nearly 80% of our job losses. South Dakota is the only state in the nation that didn’t have extended benefits kick in because our insured unemployment rate has been the lowest in the nation. We have the third best housing construction market in the country. And many, many businesses are looking to relocate to South Dakota because of the decisions we made during the pandemic. South Dakota is open for business — that applies to our business owners and their employees.

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Are you paying attention, Greg Abbott? How about you, Ron DeSantis? You guys have presidential aspirations, but you’re going to have to find a way to get past Gov. Noem for the GOP nomination in 2024.

The Trump boat rallies continue to grow. – It doesn’t get any attention from the corrupt national news media, but every weekend sees a growing number of Trump boat parades taking place in lakes, bays and rivers across the nation. These parades have in fact become a de facto replacement for the massive rallies President Trump staged on almost a weekly basis prior to the COVID-19 hysteria.

A Trump boat parade held in Clearwater, Florida this past weekend set a new Guiness world record by having more than 2,000 boats participating in it. The Clearwater event shattered the previous record of 1,160 boats set in Malaysia.

Check it out:

How long can it be before someone on CNN declares these rallies to be a sign of “white supremacy” since almost all of the boats are white? Hell, that’s probably already happened, come to think of it.

But your fake news media wants you to believe that the incumbent President who attracts this kind of massive loyalty and support each and every weekend is far behind a declining, mentally-addled, corrupt lifelong swamp creature who is only allowed by his handlers to venture out of his basement once or twice a week.

You are being brainwashed to meekly accept the outcome of a stolen election. Don’t let them do this to you.

Meanwhile, in Portland, Oregon… – After appearing to stage a bit of a rally during Saturday night’s violent riots, the Portland Police Department appears to have been once again pulled back by communist Democrat Mayor Ted Wheeler. The 80th consecutive night of riots in this once-great city were violent and disgusting.

As always, the only reason we know the truth about this is thanks to the continuing efforts by real journalist Any Ngo:

Similar scenes were also taking place in communist-Democrat-run Seattle:

These people will never stop until they are stopped. It is beyond obvious that the communist Democrats running Portland and Seattle have no intention of stopping them.

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Chicago is Everytown, America Under Democrat Rule

Chicago has exploded again as the Democrat-sponsored domestic terrorist groups Antifa and Black Lives Matter ramp up the chaos amid the feckless, demonic lack of leadership by communist Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Hundreds of rioters took to the streets of the Second City last night, looting stores all over town, including downtown Chicago’s vaunted “Miracle Mile,” which this morning looked like the local garbage dump.

Here are some highlights:

There are many, many others all over the Internet today. Naturally, after President Trump once again offered federal assistance to put down the violent rioters, communist Mayor Lightfoot squealed that “Under no circumstances will I allow Donald Trump’s troops to come to Chicago and terrorize our residents,” as if it’s the National Guard, and not the domestic terrorists burning the city down that is a threat to ordinary citizens.

Lightfoot’s mendacious response, of course, just shows that she is in fact a huge part of the problem, and has no intention of doing anything truly effective to protect the public.

Which brings me to a terrific Twitter thread put up by Breitbart writer John Hayward this afternoon. Hayward warns that, due to the complete takeover of the Democrat Party by its radical, Soros/Alinsky wing, Chicago – like Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis and other Democrat-run cities – is just an object lesson, and that any city can become just like it if voters stay asleep and keep voting for these seditious ghouls.

It’s a great thread, and worth posting in its entirety. Here it is:

It continues:

Don’t let Joe Biden’s handlers convince you he’s some kind of “moderate” who just wants “reforms.” The Democrat Party is 100% run by extremists now. They are VERY insistent that when they say Abolish the Police, they mean exactly that.

The core ideology of the radicalized Democrat party requires dissolving the rule of law. This is baked into everything they say, every policy they push. They think impartially enforced law is racist, sexist, transphobic, etc. “Justice” is the antonym of “law” to them.

That’s why Dems shriek like banshees against the presumption of innocence, a core concept in the traditional American understanding of law and justice. Their ideology is all about presumed GUILT. Every policy is based on politicized notions of identity and grievance.

Everything from Democrat speech codes to economic policy is based on variables of grievance and entitlement, not absolute principles that apply equally to everyone. What you’re allowed to say and do, what you’re allowed to own, depends on your class, race, and politics.

This radicalized concept of law as a political instrument is cooked into every single policy on the Left. Some people just have more “rights” than others. No rights are inalienable. Everything, right down to the words you’re permitted to use, is calculated based on your identity.

These riot-prone blue cities are just the most vulgar example of what will happen everywhere in America if Democrats take power. It’s ALREADY happening everywhere because they have so much power over media, and especially over education.

Once you throw out the rule of law, the presumption of innocence, and inalienable rights, you’re lucky if the worst thing that happens is local officials deciding your family and property don’t deserve police protection from looters, or the privilege of defending yourself.

That’s the key word right there: PRIVILEGE. The Left’s obsession with that word is very illuminating. They think everything is a “privilege,” nothing is an inalienable right. Privileges can be revoked. The term conveys a sense of unfairness that needs redressing.

Understand that the radicalized Democrat Party thinks even the basic duties of government, like protecting lives and property rights, are actually “privileges.” They hate police because they see them as racist mall cops enforcing the unfair privileges of the middle class.

The Democrats are hell-bent on taking those “privileges” away: your money, property, liberty, and security. You’re not even allowed to refuse to participate in their ideological crusades. They loathe middle class “privilege,” which they rhetorically disguise as “white privilege.”

If you want to keep a shred of the traditional, REAL American ideals of equality, opportunity, security, and lawfulness, vote against Democrats in November like your life depended on it. They will sacrifice every shred of law on their altar of “justice” unless you stop them.

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You ignore Hayward’s advice at your own peril.

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Monday News Roundup: The Madness in Democrat Cities Will Escalate Until the Voter Madness Stops

The boat rallies continue, and they keep growing larger. – The Wuhan Virus restrictions against large publi gatherings – except, of course, for Democrat Party-sponsored rioters – have produced a new national phenomenon:  The Boat Rally.

Actually, the correct description of these events is the “Trump Boat Rally” since there have been no similar rallies for Joe Biden or any Democrat, which, come to think of it, is just like the massive in-person rallies that were exclusively a Trump phenomenon. They’ve become a great way for Trump supporters to show their love and support for the President without violating any of the unconstitutional edicts handed down by their governors, with at least one such rally taking place somewhere in the nation each weekend.

On Saturday, it was St. Augustine, Florida’s turn:

Cool.

Here’s the front page on Sunday’s New York Post:

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This sad fact is brought to you directly by the policies of communist Democrat Mayor Bill De Blasio. There is literally no one else to blame. And New Yorkers brought this on themselves by electing the jackass in 2014 and then – after having seen for four long years what an evil despot he truly is – re-electing him again in 2018.

The Big Apple is dying before our eyes because that’s what the voters asked for. You could never make this stuff up, folks.

Things aren’t much better in Minneapolis. – With communist Democrat Mayor Jacob Frey and his fellow communist Democrats on the city council slashing the police budget and inhibiting the department’s ability to effectively deal with criminals, violent crime and robberies are shooting through the roof in Minneapolis. In response to this reality, the Minneapolis city government sent out the following advice to citizens on Saturday:

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That’s right: The citizens of Minneapolis can no longer have any expectation of police protection. They simply must learn to behave like frightened targets of roving bands of thugs whenever they go out in public and be prepared to turn over their cash, wallets and car keys whenever they’re assaulted and pray the criminal doesn’t kill them anyway.

This is how communist Democrats expect us all to live today. This truly is their goal, and they aren’t even bothering to try to hide it anymore.

It’s just status quo Lori Lightfoot style in Chicago. – It was just another weekend with dozens of shootings and deaths on the streets of Chicago, with almost all of the victims being African American. But these are black lives that don’t matter to Black Lives Matter or communist Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot, whose polices led directly to a whopping 139% increase in shootings during July.

One of the victims this weekend sadly included a 9 year-old child. From a report by WGN:

CHICAGO — A Near North Side community is calling on city leaders for help in the wake of a 9-year-old’s murder on Friday, leaving a neighborhood traumatized and crying out for mental health support services Sunday.

Community leaders returned to the spot where 9-year-old Janari Ricks was gunned down to say enough is enough. Standing next to balloons, candles and teddy bears commemorating Ricks’ heartbreakingly short life, they called for shooters to turn themselves in and both community and government members to take on gun violence.

“We are adamant about getting this young man captured and seized for the senseless act he committed and we are asking him again, turn yourself in; if you turn yourself in you can make this a whole lot easier,” said Raymond Richard, Brothers Standing Together. “You know what you did, you know who you are, and we are gonna pray that you do the right thing.”

One of the main messages from community activists like Andrew Holmes Sunday: stop protecting shooters.

“These are our babies that are falling,” Holmes said. “Carbon monoxide is a silent killer, COVID-19 you can’t see it neither, but the shooter you see him.”

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Yes, you can see the shooters. It’s just that Lori Lightfoot refuses to let the police do anything effective to stop them. Chicago has had nothing but Democrat mayors since 1931. This madness will only continue to escalate so long as the voters’ madness on election days continues.

Meanwhile, in Portland… – While you listen to the talking heads at CNN and MSNBC tell you that all is well and peaceful in Portland, Oregon now that the federal law enforcement presence has been diminished, here is what really took place in that city under siege by Democrat-sponsored domestic terrorists last night, courtesy of Andy Ngo:

 

But there was one bit of good news:

From Mr. Ngo’s piece in the New York Post:

Shortly after midnight on Tuesday morning, videos captured the moment a makeshift bomb was thrown at the Portland federal courthouse during another night of violent protest. A Trump-loving, 69-year-old woman soon stepped forward to out the suspect publicly — as her own grandson.

Karla Fox says she recognized the alleged bomber as her daughter’s son, 18-year-old Gabriel “Rico” Agard-Berryhill.

In the hours after the IED attack, social-media users analyzed videos showing a slim male, wearing a distinctive olive vest with the word “ICONS” printed on it, throwing something over the fence at the Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse. Seconds later, a large explosion erupts, covering the front door in flames. The man picks up something off the ground and sprints off-camera. Police said the concussion could be “heard and felt more than a block away.”

Fox instantly identified her grandson because she gave him the vest.

“I bought the vest for him after he found one online after getting hit with rubber bullets the night before at the protest,” Fox told The Post. (She even left a positive review on clothing site Hibbett: “I got this for my grandson who’s a protester downtown, he uses it every night and says it does the job.”) She posted a photo of him posing in the $26 non-bulletproof apparel.

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Fantastic. God bless Karla Fox and the millions of law-abiding Americans just like her all over the country.

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Sunday News Roundup: The Democrat-Sponsored Riots Will Continue Until You Take A Knee

What if they wrote a Tweet and nobody knew what it meant? – Well, you’d get a Tweet like this one from Breitbart this morning: “The Seattle Storm and New York Liberty, walked off the court during the playing of the national anthem prior to their game on Saturday.”

That was the first thing I saw when I got online this morning, and I have to admit to being baffled. What in the world is a Seattle Storm and a New York Liberty? Turns out that those are two teams in the WNBA, a league I honestly thought had folded years ago.

From the Breitbart piece:

The Seattle Storm and New York Liberty, walked off the court during the playing of the national anthem prior to their game on Saturday.

In addition, there was a 26-second moment of silence in honor of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor who was shot and killed by Louisville police.

Each player also wore Taylor’s name on the back of their jerseys.

“We are dedicating this season to Breonna Taylor, an outstanding EMT who was murdered over 130 days ago in her home,” Liberty player Layshia Clarendon announced before tip-off. “Breonna Taylor was dedicated and committed to uplifting everyone around here. We are also dedicating this season to ‘Say Her Name” campaign, a campaign committed to saying the names and fighting for justice of black women – black women are so often forgotten in this fight for justice, who don’t have people marching in the streets for them. We will say her name. Sandra Bland. Atatiana Jefferson. Dominique Remy Fells. Breonna Taylor. We will be a voice for the voiceless.”

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So, a really good cause but a really dumb way to draw attention to it. The great news for the WNBA is that no one watches their games anyway, so walking off the court won’t cost them in the TV ratings.

The “peaceful protests” continued around the country on Saturday. – In Austin, Texas, a chubby, pasty-white 30-something doofus who was carrying an AK-47 was shot and killed when he reportedly aimed his rifle at a passing motorist. Turned out the motorist – who is cooperating with local police – was carrying, too. The BLM protester’s last words to a TV interviewer were “people who hate us” are “too big of p-ssies to actually do anything about it.” Guess not. Life comes at you fast, foks.

In Seattle, the “peaceful protesters” from the BLM/Antifa terrorist complex managed to burn a large warehouse building and injure 21 police officers. That finally prompted despicable Marxist Mayor Jenny Durkan to declare a riot.

From a report by KIRO Channel 7:

During a media briefing with Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best, she said Saturday’s protest was not a peaceful demonstration at all [Gee, you think?], and many people were put at risk. She described the path that rioters took.

What started with thousands of people gathering peacefully Saturday afternoon in Capitol Hill in solidarity with the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests in Portland changed later in the day.

The group met at Seattle Central College at East Pine Street and Broadway at around 1 p.m. before starting their march and loudly making their message heard to defund SPD.

Things shifted at about 4 p.m.

During the march, Seattle police said about a dozen people devolved into a rampage of destruction as they marched past the King County Youth Detention Center at 12th Avenue and Alder Street, targeting the site.

Some rioters carried sledgehammers and began shattering workers’ car windows in the parking lot.

At one point, a rioter grabbed a flagger’s stop sign and used it as a weapon.

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So, just a bunch of peaceful kids having peaceful fun in peaceful Seattle, right, New York Times?

Meanwhile, the fun continued in Portland, Oregon for the 59th straight day. Here’s how terrific journalist Andy Ngo captured the peaceful action:

Oh, so much peace, so much fun, so much beautiful bonding, right, CNN?

But never fear! Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has her priorities right where you’d expect them to be!

From a report at Breitbart:

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot deployed dozens of police officers on Thursday to form a human barricade around the block where she lives. This was the same day she ordered the removal of a Christopher Columbus statue in Grant Park in the overnight hours.

The local CBS affiliate reported on the scene in Chicago, where the Trump administration is sending federal police to help quell the ongoing violence, as shooting deaths occur on a daily basis:

About 1,000 protesters gathered in Logan Square Thursday night calling for racial justice and police reform. The protesters were gathered at Kimball and Wrightwood avenues, close to where Mayor Lori Lightfoot lives, as of 9:15 p.m.

The group included representatives of Black Lives Matter and Good Kids Mad City, and they are also calling for the defunding of police. 

The protest began at the actual Logan Square at Milwaukee and Kedzie avenues. It grew considerably as it moved through the neighborhood.

Honestly, every time you think Democrat politicians cannot possibly become more depraved, despicable and demented, they go and prove you wrong.

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Depraved Democrat Mayors Double Down on Sowing Chaos

In case you missed it, on Saturday I talked about the fact that Marxist Democrat mayors around the nation are serving as the linchpins in the Democrat effort to destroy our society’s democratic foundations and institutions by sowing utter chaos in their cities.

Today, a group of these mayors, including several singled out in that Saturday piece, continued their culture war, sending a letter to the DHS and DOJ demanding that federal personnel be removed from their cities, where they have been protecting federal buildings and other property.

At the same time, President Trump promised to continue to use federal law enforcement to protect federal property that is being damaged and attacked by the Democrat-sponsored rioters in the cities being ruined by these and other Marxist mayors.

From a piece at The Hill:

Trump was asked in the Oval Office about reports that the government was sending 175 federal troops to those cities to aid local law enforcement.

“Well, it depends on what your definition of ‘troops’ is,” he told reporters. “I mean, we’re sending law enforcement.”

Trump cited heightened violence in Chicago and New York City, in particular, both of which have seen a rise in shootings in recent weeks. In the latter’s case, he blamed city and state officials for restricting police from taking a stronger response.

“I’m going to do something — that, I can tell you,” Trump said. “Because we’re not going to let New York and Chicago and Philadelphia and Detroit and Baltimore and all of these — Oakland is a mess. We’re not going to let this happen in our country. All run by liberal Democrats.”

The government is expected to send 150 agents to Chicago this week. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told Fox News that the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security would roll out specific plans of action on deploying federal resources later in the day.

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As is his habit of doing at inopportune times, Rand Paul weighed in with a completely nonsensical statement on Twitter:

Yeah, well, Senator, that’s the problem: Local law enforcement is not being allowed by these despicable mayors to do their jobs. Pay freaking attention before spouting off.

So, a showdown is brewing, and it is one that by law these mayors cannot win. The Federal government has an absolute right to protect its own property, especially when local officials fail or, as in the case of these depraved mayors, refuse to do so.

DHS is supposed to produce a detailed plan for the deployment of more federal LEOs tonight or tomorrow. Stay tuned.

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Democrat Mayors are the Lynchpins for America’s Marxist Insurgency

Hey, there’s one good thing happening in New York City. – For three days running now, anti-Marxist protesters in New York City have poured paint on the “Black Lives Matter” script that nitwit Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered painted on 5th Avenue in front of the Trump Tower Building.

Here is how that went on Saturday:

The first key to defeating an enemy is to understand and acknowledge his true nature.

For those who have been living under a rock for the last six weeks and may have missed it, Black Lives Matter is a radical Marxist organization whose goal is the destruction of the American Republic and the installation of a brutal, Venezuela-style socialist regime. Black Lives Matter is in fact indistinguishable from Antifa: A domestic terrorist organization funded by George Soros front groups and sponsored by the Democrat Party, just as the Ku Klux Klan was funded and sponsored by the Democrat Party for more than a century.

The woman in this video was arrested for telling the truth about BLM and Mayor de Blasio, who is himself a committed Marxist. Once you understand that about de Blasio, every action he has taken over the past months – the defunding of the police, the rampant releasing of violent prisoners from the city’s jails, the refusal to allow law enforcement to deal effectively with riots and looting and the burning of vast swaths of the city by Antifa/BLM – makes perfect sense.

America today is facing a Marxist insurgency by led by the Democrat Party, and the Democrat mayors who run the big cities are that movement’s lynchpins.

Here’s Mayor de Blasio in his younger days, when he used his real name, Warren Wilhelm.

Warren Wilhelm : Family tree by Tim DOWLING - Geneanet

Other Democrat mayors around the country are also integrally involved in leading this insurgency. The Mayor of Seattle, the reprehensible Jenny Durkan, is no different than de Blasio. Once you understand her true nature and goals, her active support of the illegal occupation of six square blocks of her city for a month – the CHAZ/CHOP – makes perfect sense.

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Ditto Chicago’s freakshow mayor Lori Lightfoot. Once you understand her true nature and goals, which are aimed at sowing chaos and destroying the foundations of law and order and individual liberty, then her looking the other way as mostly-black neighborhoods are shot up every weekend by roving gangs of thugs makes perfect sense. As does her refusal to allow her law enforcement officers to properly deal with riots and defend themselves from the Marxist rioters, which ended up getting 18 officers seriously injured on Friday.

Sounding a 'Distress Signal,' Lightfoot Warns Chicago is Falling ...

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey also belongs in this literal murderer’s row of despicable Marxist Democrat mayors. He is, after all, the limp-wristed simpleton who ordered his city’s police to stand down as the Democrat-sponsored rioters turned Ilahn Omar’s congressional district into a burned-out shell that now closely resembles her home country of Somalia.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey responds after being booed out of ...

Add to this list the Mayor of Portland, Ted Wheeler, who has spent the week outrageously lying about the activities of federal law enforcement officers acting in his city to prevent of the federal courthouse and other federal property from being destroyed by the Antifa/BLM rioters there.

Here’s a shot of Wheeler posing with his ideological role model:

Mayor Ted Wheeler on Twitter: "Mayors, city leaders, state ...

National Democrats like Nancy Pelosi (who else?) and their corrupt toadies in the national news media have now decided to turn Wheeler’s lies about the federal LEOs operating in his city into a new utterly false narrative. Adding fuel to that fire is the Oregon Attorney General, another Soros-funded flunky named Ellen Rosenblum (pictured below) who yesterday filed a lawsuit to try to get an Obama-appointed federal judge to order the federal LEOs to stand down, presumably so that the BLM/Antifa thugs will be free to burn the federal buildings to the ground.

Oregon Attorney General Seeks More Funding For Elder Abuse Cases ...

I’ve talked a lot about the destruction being done to our country by Democrat governors as they use the Wuhan Virus as an excuse to willingly destroy their states’ economies and school systems in order to influence the November elections. But the mayors pictured here – and many others across the country – may actually present an even bigger threat to the nation’s survival for the simple fact that they control the police departments in their respective cities. What better way to sow the chaos that Democrats now hope will lead to an outright communist revolution in America than by refusing to allow the police to do their jobs?

Remember the faces pictured in this piece, because they are the literal faces of evil in our time.

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Monday News Roundup: Armed Democrat Support Group is now Killing Kids

It was a quiet July 4 weekend in Chicago… – Only 77 human beings were shot and 14 killed. This is what is known in Chi-town under Mayor Lori Lightfoot as a “lull in the action.” As is always the case, the vast majority of those Americans are black, and some of them were just kids.

And Black Lives Matter does not care about them.

From a piece at the Chicago Sun-Times:

Chicago was left reeling over the Fourth of July weekend as citywide gun violence left multiple children killed for the third weekend in a row.

As of 11:20 p.m. Sunday, 77 people have been shot, 14 of them fatally, including two children shot dead Saturday night. Nine other gunshot victims were minors.

Ten children under 18 have died in Chicago gun violence since June 20, according to Chicago Sun-Times records.

The weekend is already more deadly than Independence Day weekend in 2019, when five were killed and 65 others wounded. In 2018, 14 people killed and 87 wounded citywide in holiday weekend shootings.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot prepared for the historically violent weekend by deploying an extra 1,500 Chicago police officers — something the city did in 2019 — but the gun violence continued unabated.

Two more children killed

On Saturday night, 7-year-old Natalia Wallace died after being shot while visiting her grandmother at a party in Austin.

She was outside where kids were riding on bicycles when three gunmen stepped out of a car and let off more than 20 shots in the 100 block of North Latrobe Avenue, Chicago police said.

Natalia died at the scene of a gunshot to her head, officials said. Police were reviewing video from the scene and have taken a person of interest in for questioning.

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No one at Black Lives Matter had word one to say about this. No condemnation of the killers – who are almost all also black – not a word of sympathy for the families and not a word of criticism for the worthless Mayor, who is their ally after all.

De Blasio’s campaign to destroy the Big Apple continues apace. – Things are equally awful in New York City, where shootings are up 205% from a year ago in the wake of Major Warren Wilhelm’s insane decision to willy-nilly release violent felons from prison using the COVID-19 excuse.

The other big contributor is of course Wilhem’s decision to slice the budget for the NYPD, including the disbanding of its highly-effective crime prevention unit. Because Wilhelm is a Marxist Democrat, and cutting out the effective parts of essential city services is always, without fail what depraved Democrat city officials do first when cutting budgets.

From a piece at the Washington Examiner:

After making the decision to disband its plainclothes “anti-crime” unit, New York City has seen a 205% increase in shootings in comparison to the same time period last year.

According to the New York Post, 116 shootings took place in the city since the officers were reassigned on June 15 to July 2, a 205% increase from the same period in 2019 when there were 38 shootings.

New York City saw 205 shootings last month, making it the city’s “bloodiest June in 24 years.”

“I feel like we are giving the streets back to the criminals,” said the mother of one shooting victim, whose son was shot just days after the unit was disbanded. “Whatever the problem they have, address it. But don’t disband the unit. Many lives would have been saved. Not just my son.”

The use of plainclothes officers has come into question in recent weeks. After the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in Minneapolis police custody in late May, the nation has been looking for answers on possible police reform measures.

“I think it’s time to move forward and change how we police in this city,” said New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea.

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Surreal.

Meanwhile, in Atlanta, BLM is now murdering children. – Despicable Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms, whose studied inaction has allowed the violent protests in her city to continue unabated as she prevents the police from doing their jobs, is outraged this morning after weeks-long refusal to put these riots down reached an inevitable result: The murder of an 8 year-old child.

From a story at Fox News:

Secoriya Williamson, the father of eight-year-old Secoriea Turner, told reporters that his daughter had been killed after at least two people in a crowd of armed people opened fire on a car she was riding in with her mother. Authorities said the mother had attempted to drive through illegally placed barricades in the area when the vehicle came under fire Saturday night.

Bottoms said there have been problems with protesters in the area putting up barriers to close off the street. She said she received a message that the barriers were back up less than an hour before she was informed that the eight-year-old girl had died.

“They say Black Lives Matter. You killed your own,” Williamson said. “They killed my baby because she crossed a barrier and made a U-turn? You killed a child. She didn’t do nothing to nobody. Black Lives Matter? You killing your own. You killed an eight-year-old child. She ain’t did nothing to no one of y’all. She just wanted to get home to see her cousin. That’s all she wanted to do.”

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“Bottoms said there have been problems with protesters in the area putting up barriers to close off the street.”

Oh. Well, Mayor, what does a responsible city leader do when people illegally block streets for weeks on end? Eventually, she sends in the police to take down the barriers and tear gas or water cannon the rioters until they disperse in order to maintain civil order.

Instead, Bottoms has negligently stood aside and allowed these violent protesters to act out like enraged children for a month now because she thought it was politically advantageous to do so. And now, a precious little 8 year-old child is dead because of Keisha Bottoms’ own negligence and depravity.

But make no mistake about it, BLM does not care about Secoriea Turner. Her death in their eyes is just a part of the struggle, a blip in that group’s increasingly violent campaign to bring Marxism to America. And if BLM were to ever succeed in its overarching goal, Keisha Bottoms would find out the hard way that they consider her to be nothing more than a useful idiot, which is a fitting description.

And the Democrat Party and their corrupt toadies in the national news media endorse every bit of it.

Here is what else BLM was doing over the weekend at Stone Mountain Georgia.:

Try to imagine the national media outrage if a group of white or Asian or Hispanic Americans engaged in that behavior. As it is, not a single national media outlet has uttered a peep about it.

 

Here’s the truth about our situation today:

The destruction of American culture, history and society is now the official platform of the Democrat Party.
This November, you are either voting to re-elect President Donald Trump, or you are voting for your own destruction. This really is not complicated.

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Monday News Roundup: CHOP Shooting, BLM Marxists, Roosevelt Statue, and NYC/Chi Murder Race

All it takes for evil to prevail is for good men and women to sit silently by and do nothing. – Anyone who thought that the American Taliban’s – aka, Antifa/BlackLivesMatter – efforts to tear down monuments and erase U.S. history would be limited to heroes of the Confederacy was living in a fantasy world.

Over the past few weeks, they came for Christopher Columbus, and good men and women did nothing to stop them.

Then they came for Thomas Jefferson, and good men and women did nothing.

Next they came for George Washington, and good men and women did nothing.

Now, they have come for Teddy Roosevelt, and good men and women are nowhere to be found to defend him. The target over the weekend is the magnificent statue of the progressive Republican President who is responsible for tens of millions of acres of National Parks and National Monuments as well as the nation’s anti-trust laws, which has sat in front of New York’s Museum of Natural History since 1940.

Teddy Roosevelt Statue at Museum of Natural History to Be Removed

Activists have for years claimed that the images of the Native American and African American walking astride Roosevelt’s horse are somehow demeaning, although both are rendered as proud, noble and strong. Both the museum and the city have resisted removing the statue for many years due to public opposition to the move, but over the past few weeks, the impulse to engage in virtue signaling obviously just became too strong.

So, Roosevelt is gone, and in a week few will even remember this happened.

What will they go after next? This is entirely predictable: The major monuments in Washington, DC, the U.S. Constitution, your guns and your churches. If you doubt me, just sit back and do nothing and watch.

Oh, and in case you missed it, the founder of Black Lives Matter admits she is a “trained Marxist”:

Because of course she is. You will never see this reported on CNN or MSNBC.

Defund the police? Here’s what you get. – Speaking of New York City, Marxist Mayor Bill De Blasio’s policies of releasing hundreds of felons from Rikers Island and defunding his police department have led to a very predictable outcome: The Big Apple is starting to look a lot like Baltimore and Chicago.

As reported by the New York Post:

The New York City Police Department is investigating more than a dozen shootings that took place in 24 hours.

Authorities say at least 19 people have been injured during shootings Saturday across the city’s boroughs.

The violence comes as the city sees a spike in shootings following the New York City Police Department disbanding the plainclothes unit last Monday.

There were 28 shooting incidents with 38 victims from last Monday to Friday, compared to only 12 during the same week last year, according to the New York Post.

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Actions have consequences. New Yorkers elected this evil buffoon not once, but twice, so they get what they deserve. But it is sad to see this once-great city descending back into the pits of hell from which Rudy Giuliani rescued it just 20 years ago.

The “good news” for New Yorkers is that they still have a ways to go to catch up with Chicago. – The bad news is that De Blasio will keep doubling down on evil policies until his city is #1.

Over the father’s day weekend, 101 Chicago residents were shot, and at least 14 have died at last count, although the bodies are still being counted, so that number could still rise.

From a report in the Chicago Sun-Times:

Chicago saw its highest number of shootings victims in a single weekend this year with 101 people shot across the city from Friday evening to Monday morning, 14 of them fatally. Five of those killed were minors.

The latest child fatality happened early Monday in Austin on the West Side.

Two boys, 15 and 16, were walking in an alley at 12:18 a.m. in the 4700 block of West Superior Street when someone fired at them, possibly from a gray sedan, according to Chicago police. The 15-year-old was shot in his leg, chest and abdomen. He was taken to Stroger Hospital and pronounced dead. The other boy, 16, was hit in the ankle and taken to Stroger Hospital in fair condition.

A 13-year-old girl was killed and two other teens were wounded Saturday night in Austin on the West Side.

The girl was inside a home about 8:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of North LeClaire Avenue when the shots were fired, and she was struck in the neck, police said. She was taken to Stroger Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified her as Amaria J. Jones.

Two boys, 15 and 16, were sitting on a porch when one of them noticed a red laser pointing at him and heard gunfire, police said. The younger boy was struck in the back and the older boy was struck in the leg. They were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

A 3-year-old boy was fatally wounded about two hours earlier when someone opened fire at his father while they were driving in Austin.

The toddler, identified as Mekay James, was struck in the back about 6:25 p.m. when someone in a blue Honda pulled behind the black SUV the boy’s 27-year-old father was driving in the 600 block of North Central Avenue and fired several rounds, authorities said.

A police source said the father was believed to be the intended target of the shooting.

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It’s a war zone, folks, and the city is saddled with an abject lunatic – Lori Lightfoot – in charge. America’s great cities – all run by Democrat political machines for decades – are dying.

The “Summer of Love” continues in Seattle. – Yet another shooting took place in the so-called CHOP zone in Seattle last night:

So, two nights, two shootings, one dead, two in critical condition in a local hospital. It’s like a three square-block version of De Blasio’s pit of hell.

But still, the mayor and governor do nothing.

Democrats: Can’t live with them, would love to live without them.

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Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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Tuesday News Roundup: The Democrats’ Strained Relationship With Science, Racism and the Police

Nolte nails it again. – A frequent commenter at Today’s Campaign Update referred me to a new piece by one of my favorite writers, Breitbart’s John Nolte. It is a typical Nolte tour de force, succinctly and devastatingly cataloging the growing, systemic racism practiced by today’s Democrats, including the “woke” Hollywood crowd. It’s fairly long because there is just so damn much material for Nolte to work with, but well worth the read.

Here’s an excerpt to whet your reading appetite:

Facts…

Below are the most controversial deaths of black Americans at the hands of police officers going back a full three years — plus those going back further that became national stories. I’m not here to question whether or not the police acted appropriately in each case. It is enough that they are controversial.

Below is the name of the victim, the city/state where the death occurred, and the political party in charge of the police at the time…

  • Rayshard Brooks – Atlanta, GA – Democrat
  • George Floyd – Minneapolis, MN – Democrat
  • Breonna Taylor – Louisville, KY – Democrat
  • Manuel Ellis – Tacoma, WA – Democrat
  • Atatiana Jefferson – Fort Worth, TX – Republican
  • Javier Ambler – Austin, TX – Democrat
  • Tony McDade – Tallahassee, FL – Democrat
  • Dion Johnson – Phoenix, AZ – Democrat
  • Jemel Roberson – Chicago, IL – Democrat
  • Botham Jean – Dallas, TX – Democrat
  • Stephon Clark – Sacramento, CA – Democrat
  • Jordan Edwards – Dallas, TX – Democrat
  • Eric Garner – NY, NY – Democrat
  • Laquan McDonald – Chicago, IL – Democrat
  • John Crawford, Beavercreek, OH – Republican
  • Freddie Gray – Baltimore, MD – Democrat

Out of those 16 names, 14 happened in cities or towns where a Democrat is in charge of the police department.

No one is stopping any of those cities from instituting police reforms … other than the Democrats who refuse to institute police reforms.

I’m a white guy who lives in the rural South. We moved here from Los Angeles in 2011, and over the last nine years, I have heard exactly one off-color racial remark. One. Some guy suggested I name my black dog “Obama.” That’s it. Over nine years as a white guy living in the South, that’s it. I didn’t lecture the guy. I didn’t get in his face. But my immediate reaction, which I didn’t even have time to think about,  made it clear I didn’t care for the remark. He responded with a quick “sorry,” and nothing of the kind was ever said again over the two or three times I had to deal with him after that.

So, let me ask you… What the hell is going on in left-wing Hollywood where a pile of white actors are so ravaged by guilt they feel compelled to apologize for all the times they remained silent, every time they tolerated a racist joke or act of discrimination?

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I like writers who don’t pull punches. Nolte’s one of the best working today. Go read the full piece and then send a link to it to all of your mailing lists and social media friends.

Speaking of outstanding conservative writers… – David Harsanyi is another one of the very best working today. His style is a little more subtle and less direct than Nolte’s, but like the great Victor Davis Hanson, he still manages to get his points across quite clearly.

Writing in the National Review, Harsanyi has a terrific piece lambasting the Democrats for being “The Party of Science (When They Feel Like it)”.

Here’s an excerpt:

Apparently if you protest for a just cause, your body becomes impervious to the respiratory droplets that spread viral diseases. Or so many liberals seem to argue.

Indeed, no event during the coronavirus crisis has put more Americans in closer proximity to each other than the Black Lives Matter protests. During the first three months of the COVID-19 outbreak, every expert told us that mass gatherings were tantamount to murdering Grandma Dolores. Not long ago, opening a small hair-cuttery was “human sacrifice.” Not long ago, race-baiting leftists argued that Republicans had stopped treating coronavirus as a national emergency once they learned black Americans were dying.

Then came the marches. Science-based absolutism was quickly shelved. Today, liberals are mobilizing to preemptively dismiss the notion that Black Lives Matters protests could possibly trigger a spike in cases. New York mayor Bill De Blasio, who’s ineptly presided over the epicenter of the disease, is instructing city contact tracers not to ask infected New Yorkers if they attended marches or rallies.

How long have we been assured that testing and contact tracing were the keys to controlling the spread of the virus? New York City tracers will reportedly ask citizens about “close contacts” — which is defined as standing within six feet of another person for at least ten minutes — but not if a person attended a Black Lives Matters protest where, need it be said, tens of thousands of our most vulnerable citizens were marching shoulder to shoulder, chanting for more than ten minutes — and often without any mask.

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Brilliant. And true.

If you frequent the local Shake Shack, you might want to find another favorite burger joint. – Shake Shack is one of dozens of corporations that have cravenly aligned themselves with the Soros-funded Black Lives Matter group in recent weeks. Last night, one of its locations in New York City attempted to poison three NYPD officers, apparently by adding bleach to their milkshakes:

🚨URGENT SAFETY MESSAGE🚨

June 15, 2020

Tonight, three of our brothers in blue were intentionally poisoned by one or more workers at the Shake Shack at 200 Broadway in Manhattan. After tasting the milk shakes they purchased they became ill, making it necessary for them to go to an area hospital. Fortunately, our fellow officers were not seriously harmed.

Police in New York City and across the country are under attack by vicious criminals who dislike us simply because of the uniform we wear. Emboldened by pandering elected officials, these cowards will go to great lengths to harm any member of law enforcement.

We MUST be more vigilant than ever. We urge you to not buy food from locations unknown to you. Keep your eyes open and be alert at all times. Make sure you always stay with your partner — and back one another up. Inspect your vehicle — personal and department — before you drive.

Now, more than ever, we have to be united. Together, is how we will stay safe. Protect yourself and your fellow cops at all costs — and the DEA will always protect you.

Never hesitate to contact your delegate, trustee, or the DEA office with any concerns.

In unity there is strength.

Fraternally,

Paul DiGiacomo, President, and the DEA Board of Officers

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Despicable. Of course, if arrested and prosecuted – which in New York City is a big question – the employees who did this will be able to argue that they were just aligning themselves with all the hate rhetoric that BLM rioters have spewed at the police over the last three weeks, and which their employer had tacitly endorsed. And a jury made up of their peers might well agree with them.

See how dangerous all of this is?

Update: In fact, the NYPD’s Chief of Detectives has already tweeted this morning that, after a “thorough investigation” which apparently lasted for an hour or so, he’s already determined that this was all an innocent accident:

The Chief claims that the employees just didn’t wipe the cleaning solvent they use on the shake machine well enough. Obviously just a mere, odd coincidence that the only customers who became ill were police officers.

You could never make this crap up, folks. If you believe there was any “thorough investigation” here, please contact me because I have some worthless property, er, I mean, after a “thorough investigation,” beautiful property I would like to talk you into buying.

Meanwhile, in Chicago… – The same BLM-toadying nitwits who want to defund the police are now demanding that they return to working 12-hour shifts with no days off.

I kid you not:

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Police have returned to 12-hour shifts and canceled days off for all officers until further notice.

The action was taken effective at 1 p.m. Sunday “out of an abundance of caution,” police said. The modified schedule will be in effect until further notice.

The shift change does not affect officers on limited-duty status or on scheduled furloughs.

Similar protocols were put in place following the unrest in Chicago two weeks ago in the wake of protests over the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis.

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So, are the police unnecessary or not? If you can just defund them, why do you need them to be working 12 hour shifts, 7 days a week?

Observing leftists in action is all so damn confusing. Imagine the utter chaos that goes on inside their cranial cavities 24 hours every day.

That is all.

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

 

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