August 19, 2017
PC-Silliness

Where are the White Supremacists’ Candidates in 2018?

August 18, 2017 Puma ByDesign 0

Vassar Bushmills I know more about those snot-eyed, inbred, racist skinhead, neo-Nazi, confederacy worshipping people than most of you. So I love people who rant about people and things they know nothing about. I’m in Richmond so know them in their natural habitat. Every city has had them for years, not [Read More]

Confederate monument, Oak Woods Cemetery
Culture

The Confederate Monument in Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago

August 18, 2017 TheGlitteringEye 0

In Chicago’s Oak Woods Cemetery, covering the mass grave of 4,000 Confederate soldiers, captured and held prisoner at Camp Douglas, there is a large monument, pictured above. Here is the National Parks Service’s description of it: Confederate Mound is an elliptical plot, approximately 475 feet by 275 feet, located between [Read More]

Politics

Justine Damond: Rights And Responsibilities

August 8, 2017 mcdanielm 1

By: Mike McDaniel    It is easy, when one has extensive experience in a given profession, to take some things for granted. Particularly in police work, it’s easy to forget that virtually anyone without extensive police experience has little idea of the attitudes, expectations, policies, procedures, and of course, the [Read More]

Race Relations

Justine Damond: A Fishing Expedition

August 1, 2017 mcdanielm 0

By: Mike McDaniel There are no new, definitive developments in the Justine Damond shooting, though a number of news reports suggest the current police narrative is something like this: When Officers Harrity (driver) and Noor (passenger) reached the end of the alley, they heard a loud noise, perhaps a woman [Read More]

Race Relations

Justine Damond: Political Allegiance

July 25, 2017 mcdanielm 1

By: Mike McDaniel   I’m only upset because I didn’t think of it. Several of these signs were posted, professionally, around the Twin Cities. I suspect they’ve been taken down already by embarrassed authorities, and will almost certainly be, ever after, valuable collector’s items. They’re clever, hilarious, and tragic, not only [Read More]

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]

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