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Monday, September 21, 2020

Press defends anarchy cities

Bill Barr has had it. He called to defund the anarchy in New York City, Portland, and Seattle.

The U.S. Department of Justice announced, "the following three jurisdictions that have permitted violence and destruction of property to persist and have refused to undertake reasonable measures to counteract criminal activities: New York City; Portland, Oregon; and Seattle, Washington. The Department of Justice is continuing to work to identify jurisdictions that meet the criteria set out in the President’s Memorandum and will periodically update the list of selected jurisdictions as required therein."

DOJ said, "Shootings in New York City have been on the rise since looting and protests began on or about May 28, 2020. For July 2020, shootings increased from 88 to 244, an increase of 177% over July 2019. In August 2020, shootings increased from 91 to 242, a 166% increase over August 2019."

And it said, "This month, Portland marked 100 consecutive nights of protests marred by vandalism, chaos, and even killing. Those bent on violence regularly started fires, threw projectiles at law enforcement officers, and destroyed property. Numerous law enforcement officers, among others, suffered injury. Shootings increased by more than 140% in June and July 2020 compared to the same period last year."

And it said, "Person-related crime in the CHOP increased 525% from the same period of time in the same area the year before, including by Mayor Durkan’s own count 'two additional homicides, 6 additional robberies, and 16 additional aggravated assaults (to include 2 additional non-fatal shootings).' The CHOP was allowed to stand for nearly a month, during which time two teenagers were shot and killed in the zone. The Seattle City Council, Mayor Durkan, and Washington Governor Jay Inslee publicly rejected federal involvement in law enforcement activities within the city of Seattle."

That was no peaceful protest. That was a Kristallnacht meant as a show of force by Democrats of what to expect if we dare re-elect Donald John Trump as president.

How did the press spin it? The Washington Post reported, "We get it, Mr. President: You’re mad at New York City." Well, as long as the Democrat Goons stay out of Kalorama, Jeff Bezos is cool with it. How nice it is when the richest man in world history owns the paper you work for.

Forbes said, "Trump’s ‘Anarchist Jurisdictions’ Of NYC, Portland And Seattle Aren’t Even Among The 80 Most Dangerous U.S. Cities." (And Franz Liebkind said in The Producers, "The Führer has never said baby.") And trust me, all three are high up on that list now. You may say they shot up that list -- with a bullet. 

The Guardian said in its second paragraph, "The move is an explicitly political gambit, part of the Trump administration’s 'law and order' re-election push. In seeking to withdraw federal funding from the three cities, the DoJ is likely to be stymied in the courts."

They read Queen Letitia James's mind. She's the attorney general of New York. If state government were a college, she would have the George Soros chair. Warning: You cannot say that on Fox News. The truth gets you in trouble in journalism these days. 

Her majesty said, “The president should be prepared to defend this illegal order in court, which hypocritically lays the groundwork to defund New York and the very types of law enforcement President Trump pretends to care about.”

Only Democrats are allowed to defund the police.

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said, “The president is playing cheap political games with congressional directed funds.”

His counterpart in Seattle said, “Trump, the Department of Justice and Barr’s obsession with Seattle and me is irrational and most importantly a huge distraction.”

After quoting those two, the Wall Street Journal then ran interference for De Blasio the Magnifico, saying, "In New York, while most of the protests have been peaceful, they have at times led to property damage and violence. New York Police Department officers have also made hundreds of arrests. On Saturday, 86 people were arrested at a demonstration held in Times Square against federal immigration authorities, NYPD officials said.

"New York City has seen a rise in violent crime since the spring. Police recorded 53 murders in August, an increase of over 47% from 36 during the same month in 2019. Still, major crime is down slightly for the year so far compared with the same period in 2019."

53 murders a month is peaceful protest at what was once America's best newspaper. I suppose it still is, but that merely reflects the lowering of journalism's standards since we foolishly elected Obama.

How odd that in June when the president wanted to hold a rally in Tulsa, the press was appalled that he had chosen the 99th anniversary of riots that destroyed the Black Wall Street in that town, but now it supports riots and destruction. That is how obsessed with ending the Trump presidency so many in the Fourth Estate are.


  1. I love that left-on-left Starbuck's footage.

    In a war of left on left, I root for casualties.

  2. The Manchester Guardian has been a Commie rag forever.

    1. Yup. James is an embarrassing individual. But someone put her there.

  3. BLM donations from Starbucks, money well spent I'd say.

  4. Of the 86 arrested on Saturday in Times Square, I wonder how many were released with little or no bail?

    1. All of the ones who weren't caught on camera were let immediately.

  5. The non-enforcement of the law is a direct violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its amended versions. Every one of these local governments are openly violating the civil rights of their own damned citizens.

  6. "Bill Barr has had it. He called to defund the anarchy in New York City, Portland, and Seattle."

    Ooooooooo, watch out! Barr is saying something! Wouldn't it be nice if stuff really happened when Barr says stuff? He's today's winner of the Gowdy/Issa Award.

    - Gary B

  7. Minneapolis should really be on this list.

    Its not just the scale of the destruction.

    The primary consideration for making this list is the complete failure of the Governors, Mayors, DA's and Judges to deal with the problem in their jurisdiction.

    They tie the hands of the police, who are entirely capable of clearing these mobs (though first night is usually beyond their abilities, but after that they can do it). The DA's refuse to prosecute any of the offenders, often announcing this prior to the riot. The Judge's refuse to set bail for anyone arrested, and they are back on the street same day.