O woe is Minneapolis:
If you want to know what the real-time self-destruction of a city looks like, Minneapolis offers the perfect model. This is no Detroit-esque collapse prompted by the degeneration of an industry-dependent metropolis. This is the willful push down the path of ruin of a city burgeoning with opportunity and rife with promises of the American Dream. It is suicide.
Instead of looking to successful policies used to counter that crime wave—increasing the number and presence of law enforcement officers for several months—the Minneapolis City Council wants to do the exact opposite.
For a far-left Minneapolis City Council at war with its police force and local citizens yet maintaining control due to leftist activism and special interests, the answer may be in the blind devotion to the radical belief of constantly burning and building into the unattainable utopia they so hubristically believe they can create.
Let the whole place lie in deserted ruins after riots, mayhem and fires have destroyed it; they voted for it, they supported it, and now they’re going to get it — in Mencken terms — good and hard.
So much for “Minnesota nice”; “Minnesota idiocy” would be more appropriate. They don’t deserve our sympathy, our support or our best wishes, especially when you see this, and bullshit like this happens. I’d say “Fuck ’em”, but they’ve fucked themselves already.
No wonder people hate prosecutors, the Justice Department and lawyers in general. From The Treehouse:
Fucking hell… why not just bring charges against Cain for whacking his brother, while we’re there?
Oh wait, I know: “That happened outside our jurisdiction.”
And you thought it was fiction… no wonder we don’t believe in our “nation of laws” anymore. Fucking clowns.
As seen on Faecesbook, via Glenn: “Black man swears in woman appointed by racist misogynist.”
Do us all proud, Judge Amy.
And warming up in the bullpen (I hope): Don Willett, from the great state of Texas.
Let’s see: because #feminismrules, you assign a female guard to an all-men’s prison. What could possibly go wrong?
Quite a lot, apparently.
Lauren McIntyre, 32, is accused of having a sexual relationship with convicted double murderer Andrew Roberts over a four-month period at HMP Isle of Wight, Metro reported.
Prison guard McIntyre — believed to be a mother-of-two— is accused of willfully and without reasonable excuse or justification misconducting herself in a way which amounted to an abuse of the public’s trust in the office holder because she had secret sex with murderer Roberts.
And the choirboy?
Roberts was convicted of strangling girlfriend Louise L’Homme, 23, and their eight-month-old daughter at the home they shared in 2003. He is serving a life term in prison.
This is what happens when you mix men and women together in a closed environment. (And for the benefit of the dense: whether it’s in a prison, a co-ed campus dormitory or on board a Navy ship, they’re gonna have sex.) ‘Twas ever thus, and no amount of Feministical Theory or Woeful Handwringing will prevent it.
In the old days, prison guards were called “screws”. Nowadays, that nickname seems to have a whole different meaning, dunnit?
Wait a minute: did POTUS just interview Amy Adams or Laura Linney to take the Old Commie’s place on the Supreme Court?
I think we should be told.
Because we are not subservient Europeans who expect the State to protect them at all times, this development should come as no surprise to anyone:
About a 10-minute drive from Downtown Kenosha, two men stood this week with AR-15 firearms protecting their subdivision.
The armed men were Jason and Gilbert, part of a group of about 10 residents of the subdivision that have been out nights since Tuesday protecting their neighborhood in light of the unrest in Kenosha.
Gilbert, one of the armed residents standing guard, said, “All we’re doing is making sure the community here is able to go asleep, sleep fine and are not worried about anything.”
He noted that the armed residents use flashlights at night to alert approaching vehicles to their presence. If the vehicle pulls into the subdivision, the armed residents stop it and let the driver know he or she will be watched while in the development.
The message here is simple: if government is unwilling or unable to provide security for the lives and properties of its citizens, the community will then take matters into its own hands.
And for the wailers who kvetch about “taking the law into their own hands” and similar handwringing, let me remind you of this fact: the law never left our hands. We citizens deputize the enforcement of our laws to the police; but if the police departments are unwilling, unable or ordered not to do so by their superiors (governors, mayors and so on), we reserve the right to enforce our laws ourselves.
I have to tell you, if our community was in a similar predicament, I would be the very first volunteer in line for such civic duty. Happily, though, our local cops have told me in no uncertain terms to leave everything to them, because their superiors are not liberal asswipe Democrats. (The actual quote was: “If it’s at your house, then do what you have to; but leave the damn streets to us.”)
I admit to sleeping better at night because of that.