July 25, 2017
Race Relations

A Conversation About Race

July 24, 2017 mcdanielm 0

By: Mike McDaniel    During my police years, I generally got along well with defense attorneys. While they were careful about making any admissions against the interests of their clients, the people I arrested, we would often laugh about their client’s exploits, and I’d kid them unmercifully about potential defenses [Read More]

Race Relations

Justine Damond: Transformation

July 23, 2017 mcdanielm 0

By: Mike McDaniel   As I’ve previously noted, establishing an accurate time frame is absolutely essential to any police involved shooting investigation. The Minneapolis local CBS affiliate, using all resources available to them, has assembled this time frame: 11:27 p.m. — Justine Damond calls 911 to report hearing sounds of distress [Read More]

Race Relations

Justine Damond: Social Justice

July 21, 2017 mcdanielm 0

Barack Obama caused a great deal of damage. Much of that damage is only now becoming apparent, and more will become apparent in the future. It will take many years to reverse the damage, and some may never be reversed; it has become the new normal. The Holder and Lynch [Read More]

Race Relations

Justine Damond: Deadly Error

July 20, 2017 mcdanielm 2

For the time being, the initial deluge of new information in this case seems to have slowed, which is generally the way of such things. In this article, I’ll take advantage of that relative lull to explain an issue that will largely determine whether any charges are filed–or should be [Read More]

Race Relations

Justine Damond: Panic

July 19, 2017 mcdanielm 0

As expected, additional information in the Justine Damond case is rapidly coming to light. Let me, however, caution you yet again, gentle readers. We are still far from certainty about much of what happened in Minneapolis on July 15. When a definitive version of the incident is released by the [Read More]

Race Relations

Justine Damond: A Shot Heard ‘Round The Globe

July 18, 2017 mcdanielm 0

By: Mike McDaniel    As regular readers know, I often write on police misconduct, or accusations of the same. In reporting on such things, I rely on what I’ve come to call my “cop sense,” which is rather like Spiderman’s “spidey sense.” I primarily rely on media reports, which are [Read More]

Politics

Loesching The Left

July 17, 2017 mcdanielm 1

By: Mike McDaniel    As a teacher of high school English, I labor ceaselessly to ensure my students are not only capable of reading the words on the page, but accurately understanding not only their denotations–dictionary definitions–but their connotations–the ideas and images the words invoke–as well. This is not always [Read More]

Culture

HuffPost: Listen To This

July 15, 2017 mcdanielm 0

By: Mike McDaniel    I find myself, virtually daily, amused and annoyed by the dim-witted emanations of the self-imagined elite of the media and politics. Were I sufficiently foolish to believe them, I’d discover that I, merely by virtue of living in flyover country, am uneducated, crude, unsophisticated, racist, sexist, [Read More]

Race Relations

Michael Brown: Punishment

July 11, 2017 mcdanielm 0

By: Mike McDaniel    Michael Brown, felon wanna-be, late of Ferguson, Missouri, was installed in the ranks of holy social justice martyrs within minutes of his death. His installation was a foregone conclusion; his wholly constructed legacy was just too useful to Black Lives Matter, the Obama Department of Justice, [Read More]

Race Relations

Baltimore: Clueless

July 8, 2017 mcdanielm 0

By: Mike McDaniel    Since the criminal trial portion of the Mosby-Induced disaster in Baltimore, willing observers have had a re-education about the nature of progressive governance. It wasn’t enough to destroy the relationship between the citizens of Baltimore and the police, between rank and file officers and their supervisors [Read More]

Race Relations

Michael Brown: Eternal Martyr

June 27, 2017 mcdanielm 1

Michael Brown died on August 9, 2014. Now, nearly three years later, Brown’s parents got their payoff for his attempted murder of former Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson. The New York Times reports: A federal judge on Tuesday approved a settlement in the lawsuit brought by the family of Michael Brown [Read More]

Education

Baltimore Schools: Inmates Running The Asylum

June 12, 2017 mcdanielm 0

By: Mike McDaniel   As regular readers know, I’ve been cataloguing the many failings of government in Baltimore. Crime rates, particularly violent crime rates, are skyrocketing since Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby’s failed persecution of six police officers in the accidental death of local petty criminal and drug dealer Freddie Gray. While [Read More]

Race Relations

FINALLY! The Inherent Racism of Marble

June 8, 2017 Doug Hagin 0

Another case of R.O.S. (Racial Obsession Syndrome) A University of Iowa professor recently argued that appreciation of “white marble” used in classical artwork contributes to “white supremacist ideas today.” Professor Sarah Bond demonstrates in an articlepublished in Hyperallergic that “many of the statues, reliefs, and sarcophagi created in the ancient [Read More]

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