Category: law and order

Starting Small

     The BLM rioters demonstrated that the “forces of order” were unwilling to enforce the law against them to maintain public order. Riots such as the ones that drove sociologist Charles Murray and other prominent conservative figures out of the halls where they were supposed to appear have reinforced that impression and emboldened the Leftists …

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“Make It Stop” — ?

     Just how do you plan to do that, hmm?      Anthony Bradford, 19, approached a 12-year-old girl in a park on Detroit’s east side around 10 p.m. last Tuesday and demanded that she surrender her shoes. When the girl told Bradford to pound sand, he shot her.      Bradford was arrested and charged with …

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Poor Besieged Compton, CA!

     Gee, I can’t imagine what brought this on:      Dozens of people who were part of a street takeover also looted a 7-Eleven convenience store in Harbor-Gateway, and police are asking for help identifying some involved.      “I live in the apartment next door,” said neighbor Lisa Trafton. “I was ready to go to …

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The Lawless FBI

     If you still think of the FBI as a repository of “Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity,” read this stunning piece. Apparently the Bureau’s willingness to act outside the law in pursuit of its objectives goes way, way back.      Applause to Mike Miles for the link.

An Overlooked Lesson

     I’ve written to this effect on several occasions: The New Segregationists Hard Truth Unspeakabilities Media Strategies And Tactics New Things To Fear      Nevertheless, the idea isn’t sinking in very widely. I suppose that’s just the consequence of a small readership. All the same, it’s somewhat depressing.      “But what’s the lesson?” I hear …

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Do You Really Think…

     …that we can share a country with savages like these?      The U.S. Marshals Service arrested three men accused of fatally beating a 17-year-old high Ethan Liming outside the high school founded by LeBron James.      The three men beat Liming to death and later bragged about it to friends.      The murderers:      …

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Whence The Problem, Thence The Solution

     Concerned about crime, Gentle Reader? Baffled as to why the justice system sits idle as felony crime rates explode? Bemused by the untouchability of the rioters, vandals, and looters that have laid waste to America’s great cities? You’re not alone; according to the polls, it’s one of the top political priorities of our time. …

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Scum Will Side With Scum

     Imagine the following interview / conversation between a screener for a police academy and a candidate for admission: Interviewer: Let’s talk about some typical police-response situations. Here’s one: A school has been invaded by a shooter who’s already taken several lives when your team gets there. You expect that when you get there, you’ll …

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Whither Police And Policing?

     Now that videos of the atrocity in Uvalde, Texas this past Wednesday are emerging and contradicting the statements of Texas’ police commanders, Texas’ governor, and the mainstream media, this question must be asked.      The Right has been nearly unanimous in its support of the police and its condemnation of the various “defund the …

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An Undiscussed Legal Rule

     We’ve talked about “the rule of law” here on several occasions. I’ve taken pains to point out implications of that principle that others – some deliberately – tend to miss. But there’s an aspect of it that I don’t think I’ve covered, though it could hardly be more significant.      A law that cannot …

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Exceptions Have Consequences

     These past few years, there’s been a lot of loose talk about “the rule of law.” Quite a lot of that chatter has come from persons who seem not to understand it. Or perhaps they do, and are just using the phrase as a rhetorical bludgeon with which to flail their political opponents. That …

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Practical Reasons

     “Tell your men to sheathe their blades, my lord. Else I shall collapse the whirligig upon them, and Anam will be once more without a balance.”      The baron’s eyes lit with understanding. His hand retreated from his sword. “Practical considerations, sorcerer?”      “Just so.”      “Will you take my realm from me, then?” …

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Self-Defense (UPDATED)

     I have to run off virtually at once, so I hope my Gentle Readers will be satisfied with a short piece today. Not that “short” should be taken to mean unimportant. Indeed, the short stuff is often more important than the long rambling rants.      Writer and “professional tinkerer” Alexander Rose, author of Pay …

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Threatening Or Heartening?

     I’m in the habit of sending out “Happy New Year” notes to my friends, cordial acquaintances, and other regular correspondents. Those who reply usually just echo the wish, perhaps with a few words of personal news attached. However, this year one friend, whom I’ll call Smith, included in his response that he’d decided to …

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A Walking Corpse

     This piece will be rather brutal, I fear. I have some ugly ground to cover, and it’s not easily compressed into a thousand exquisitely appropriate and entirely non-vulgar words.      Someone once posited that the way to structure an exposition is to lead off by telling your audience what you will tell them. You …

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Final Stages

     In the demise of every organism and every nation, there is a set of terminal symptoms that heralds the imminent conclusion of the process. In many plants, it’s a visible condition of wilting. In many animals, it’s a distortion of the creature’s breathing. In a society, it’s the pervasive defiance of the laws against …

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Reality Is Racist, Say “Fact Checkers”

     Accurate journalism about crime, it seems, “fosters systemic racism.” Paul Joseph Watson reports:      If taking note of actual events, or faithfully reporting them to an audience of news consumers, is “racist,” then it won’t be long before: Testifying in court that you witnessed the commission of a crime is ruled contempt of court…if …

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Unpleasant But Important Advice

     This emission at Gab struck me powerfully:      @BigCountryExpat A quick followup to your recent article that mentioned packing heat even in your own house your SOP. I typically have a long gun within reach inside, but even when I’m just running outside to the shop to bring something in that will require two …

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Death Of A Nation

     In 1915, a man named D. W. Griffith made a movie that – as we like to say these days – excited some controversy. It was titled Birth of a Nation. It was a Civil-War movie – that’s the War Between The States for any Copperheads in the audience – that was mostly about …

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Unspeakabilities

     There are things we of Polite Society are not supposed to discuss. Indeed, throughout the history of Mankind there have always been such things. Mention of them was forbidden by custom and the threat of ostracism. However, the specific subjects within the realm of unspeakability have changed as time has passed.      I’ve written …

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