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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Was Margaret Mead a Dupe, or a Deceiver?

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

The Fateful Hoaxing of Margaret Mead: A Historical Analysis of Her Samoan Research October 8, 1999
By Derek Freeman (Author)
Reviewed by Hiram Caton
4.0 out of 5 stars
Was Mead Duped? Or Did She Lie?
February 9, 2006
Format: Hardcover

When her hosts in Manu'a learned that `Makelita' had made them world famous as libertines, they were dismayed by what to them was an abominable slander. And they were dumbfounded that, after showing her the utmost hospitality and cooperation, she could have so grossly betrayed them. They hit on the explanation that someone among them fed her a line of bull (tala pepelo lava).

This was a generous if implausible explanation. Generous, because it avoided taxing her with outright fabrication. Implausible, because Mead's depiction of Samoan promiscuity drives whoredom into the core of the social psyche. She claimed that Samoans have no sense of sin despite their regular church attendance and the admonitions of pastors (`They are able to count [sex] at its true value. . . [they recognize] the essential impersonality of sex attraction which we may well envy them']. She reported masturbation, homosexuality, and lesbianism as common practices that were regarded as `simply play' between casual heterosexual liaisons. In other words, Mead's Samoans, like Mead herself, were bisexual. She attributed the relaxed attitude to pre-marital sex and to adultery to the fact that Samoans have no deep attachments or strong emotional feelings. There is no parent-child bonding for the same reason. These and like claims construct the cultural `pattern' of a society untroubled by the storm and stress of adolescence. Such thinking was the trendy utopianism of the sexual reformers of her era, but it had nothing to do with Samoa until Mead's arrival from New York.

Freeman's book is a mighty effort to convert the Samoan belief in duping into a well-founded conclusion. He touts two `smoking guns'. One is the sworn testimony of Mead's dear friend during her field trip, Fa'apu'a Fa'amu, to the effect that she did indeed tell Mead fibs in reply to her questions about her relations with men. The other is correspondence between Mead and the supervisor of her Samoan research, Franz Boas.

The first smoking gun is a dud. Fa'amu testified only that she told Mead that `We spend nights with boys, yes, with boys!' and similar non-specific allusions. There is no express admission that intercourse occurred. There is no hint whatever of lesbianism. The duping hypothesis predicts that Mead's field notes would record the information given her by Fa'amu. In fact, the notes never attribute any information to her. The natural conclusion is that despite the affection, Mead did not regard her friend as an informant. It is improbable, in any case, that Mead credited Fa'amu's tease, partly because her notes show that she was alert to tall tales and partly because Fa'amu's status as a taupou, or ceremonial virgin, meant that she was never unchaperoned and hence had no opportunity for `spending nights with boys'. Finally, Fa'amu's non-specific allusions added nothing to what Mead's notes show she already believed she knew about Samoan promiscuity. In sum, the duping episode is irrelevant to understanding how Mead managed get Samoan moeurs so desperately wrong. Since the second smoking gun depends on the first, it too is a dud.

Did she make it up then? Although he repeatedly defends Mead's research integrity, Freeman destroys his noble defense by cataloguing deceit after deceit in things small and great. Mead indeed seems to have been a gamester who got a buzz from pulling the wool over people's eyes. And this was her reputation among her colleagues, who called her `the lady novelist', a `mythmaker', given to exaggeration and hyperbole, to sloppy and impressionistic description of no great reliability. The eminent Edward Sapir bluntly called her a `pathological liar'.

Freeman shows that Mead's fieldwork was premised on two strategic deceits. She concealed from her hosts her married status. By passing herself off as a virgin, she was honored by three villages with title of taupou, which conferred a great advantage-she had, as she said, `rank to burn' and could `order people about'. She second strategic deceit was perpetrated on her supervisor, Franz Boas and indirectly on her funding sponsor, the National Research Council. Boas and the Council expected her to research the personality of adolescent girls, to determine the extent to which nature (puberty) or culture influenced adolescent conflict. But Mead wasn't interested in this project. She accepted it because it got her a ticket to the field. Her real interest was ethnography. Unbeknownst to Boas, Mead struck an agreement with the Bishop Museum (Honolulu) to prepare a monograph on Samoa. Freeman shows by a meticulous reconstruction of her activities that she spent no more than four or five weeks on the funded project, hardly time enough for a systematic investigation of this complex and demanding subject. This is confirmed by her sparse field notes on the adolescent project.

Her strategic impostures led to the massive fraud that made her famous. Having little data, she just made it up and pretended, in the appendices of Coming of Age, to have found it. Mead seems to have delighted in slipping mickies as a kind of sport. She says, for example, that Samoa was untroubled by natural disasters. Yet it's common knowledge that no island is spared the ravages of storm, flood and occasional tsunamis. In fact, a hurricane devastated Manu'a in January of the year of her visit. She says that Samoan children alternately crawl or walk until the age of `three or four'. Every caregiver knows that once the child learns to walk, next it runs and never returns to crawling. She seems to have been supremely confident that no one would call her hand on such whoppers. Deception was so habitual that she lied gratuitously. Thus she told Boas that she was seasick for six weeks (!!) on her return voyage, while in fact she was romancing a new beau-love sick, not seasick. It's not surprising that her epistemological mottoes were: `The truth isn't out there, you know' and `If it isn't [true], it ought to be'.

Freeman's claim that the hoax `effectively solve[s] the enigma of Margaret Mead's research' unfortunately follows the fashion of substituting victimhood for active will. He would have us see her as the unwitting pawn of a mythopoetic fate. Fiddlesticks! Mead's behavior in Manu'a was a disgrace to herself and to her profession. Such conduct had no logical relation to Boasian anthropology. It was entirely her doing. Having deceived her hosts, she disgraced the sacrosanct taupou title by having affairs. That too was her personal choice. She went on to invent a salacious bisexual Samoa as a preamble to the part of Coming of Age that made her famous--her advocacy of educational, family, and sexual reform in America.

Mead's research presents no enigma. She always went to the field to find what she wanted to find-an uplifting story to boost a current social reform. As for those `primitives' who served as fodder, well, they were expendable in the great struggle to reform the world.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

She Did What? She Crapped in Her Pants, in Order to Hide the Drugs?!

By A Texas Reader


"Police say they placed Shannen Martin in the back of a police cruiser where they say she intentionally defecated in her pants then hid a crack pipe, 2.3 grams of crack cocaine and a Valentine's Day card in her excrement."

Texas woman defecates in pants to hide drugs during arrest

CORSICANA, Texas (AP) - Police say a Texas woman attempted to hide evidence during an arrest by defecating in her pants and using the feces to conceal drugs.

Officers in Corsicana, about 55 miles (88 kilometers ) south of Dallas, were investigating a report of a theft at a grocery store on Wednesday when they attempted to subdue a female suspect and take her into custody. Police say they placed Shannen Martin in the back of a police cruiser where they say she intentionally defecated in her pants then hid a crack pipe, 2.3 grams of crack cocaine and a Valentine's Day card in her excrement.

www.mysanantonio.com

Valentine's Day card?

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

FBI LIED about Investigating FL School Shooter – Told Public “We Could Not Identify Him” (VIDEO)

By Reader-Researcher RC


On Wednesday February 14, 2018 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz slaughtered 17 students and adults at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The day after the shooting on Thursday morning the local FBI chief responded to the reports of a threat shooter Nikolas Cruz made on YouTube in 2017. Nikolas Cruz, the suspect in Wednesday’s horrific massacre at a Florida high school, was allegedly reported to the FBI in September after he left a comment on a bail bondsman’s YouTube channel sa…

“There is an agenda.” – Paul Craig Roberts

At The Gateway Pundit.

The New, Low-Information Journalism: How Can a “16-Year-Old from California” Visit Relatives in Maryland, Get Raped by 4 Black Men, and Not be Able to Seek Help, Because She Doesn’t Know a Word of English?

By Prince George’s County Ex-Pat

“ABC7 News has learned the 16-year-old was from California and she was visiting relatives in the neighborhood. Her language barrier prevented her from getting help right away after the assault, but eventually, an elderly man gave her…”

Victim probably Asian or Hispanic.

At WJLA.

Yet Another “Dreamer” Nightmare: DACA Student Arrested in Upstate New York after Threatening School Shooting

By Prince George’s County Ex-Pat

DACA student arrested in Upstate New York after threatening school shooting

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) Rochester Police have arrested a 21-year-old student in the Rochester City School District after they said she made a credible threat against East High School.

Rochester Deputy Mayor Dr. Cedric Alexander and Deputy Chief La'Ron Singl...

wjla.com

Friday, February 23, 2018

Joe Scarborough to President Trump on Gutting the Second Amendment: Resistance is Futile

By Nicholas Stix

This morning, Scarborough and his mistress, Mika Brzezinski were doing their usual shtick, viciously attacking President Trump on… whatever.

This morning, “whatever” meant the DPUSA gun control narrative, following the Parkland High School mass murder. Scarborough announced to the President, “Anytime you attack them, all you do is make these young Americans stronger.”


There were three problems with their attacks on Trump:

• Trump hadn’t attacked the students (though I wish he would!), so Scarborough’s argument was a straw man;

• What’s wrong with Trump attacking them? If resistance is futile, they’ll just win, anyway. But of course, resistance isn’t futile. That’s just rhetorical bluster from Joe Scarborough, to try and win an argument that he can only win through cheating; and

• The “students” are wrong on the law, and wrong on morality!

We already have laws on the books to keep guns out of crazy people’s hands, and we already have waiting periods to purchase guns.

Scarborough’s cheap rhetorical tricks were typical of the racial socialist Left: Any attempt to assert non-leftist prerogatives is doomed to lose, and to make the racial socialists stronger. E.g., Arresting criminals is an act of aggressive racial profiling, and just makes them madder.

Meanwhile, Brzezinski asserted that “nothing Trump does will be enough.”

In other words, they weren’t even trying to hide their hatred of the President, and their criticisms were all pretexts, with which to vent said hatred.

They also used teachers and students from Parkland, and one of their own Dembot “reporters.”

A Parkland teacher named Alicia Bond asserted to a reporter on the issue of possibly training teachers to protect the school that “No matter how much you train a civilian, the self-preservation sense may take over.”

Bond makes the requisite training sound mysterious and inadequate, no matter how there is of it.

You’d never know, to hear her, that armed civilians come to the aid of policemen all the time.

And how would cops overcome their own self-preservation instinct?

Meanwhile, another hysterical Parkland student demanded that cowardly deputy Scott Peterson, who deserted his post at the school, “should be in jail.”

The MSNBC crew also interviewed a Parkland teacher, who said, “The question is, do I shoot a student?”

Well, if the student is murdering people, you’re darned tootin,’ you shoot him!

Why would it matter, if the shooter was a student? And what kind of people are working in America’s schools? Democrat imbeciles, apparently—just like in the media.

Ronald Reagan Tells Three-Legged Chicken Joke (Video)

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix
 



Chuck Jones (1912-2002): The Evolution of an Artist (Short, Brilliant Video about Bugs Bunny Director)

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

Eight-minute video about one of the great figures of animation.

The narrator sounds just like the NPR guy (This American Life?). Same guy, or just similar voices?

 

 


Every Frame a Painting
Published on Jul 16, 2015

If you grew up watching Looney Tunes, then you know Chuck Jones, one of all-time masters of visual comedy. Normally I would talk about his ingenious framing and timing, but not today. Instead, I’d like to explore the evolution of his sensibilities as an artist. To see the names of the films, press the CC button and select “Movie Titles.” This video also had a wonderful animation consultant: Taylor Ramos (http://taylorkramos.tumblr.com/)

For educational purposes only. You can donate to support the channel at Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/everyframeapai...

And follow me here: Twitter: https://twitter.com/tonyszhou Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/everyframeap...

Music: Raymond Scott - “Powerhouse," "Minuet in Jazz,” “Twilight in Turkey,” “The Toy Trumpet"

Carl Stalling - "Scentimental Romeo," "Guided Muscle,” "Feline Frame-Up,” “Rabbit Seasoning," “Duck! Rabbit, Duck!” Milt Franklyn - “One Froggy Evening,” "Robin Hood Daffy,” “What’s Opera, Doc?"

Interview Clips (from Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Vol 1): Chuck Jones Interview: EmmyTVLegends.org (http://bit.ly/1J2ZXuW)

Chuck Jones: Extremes & In-Betweens (http://bit.ly/1SpUb7i)

A Chuck Jones Tutorial: Tricks of the Cartoon Trade (http://bit.ly/1HxxRG5)

It Hopped One Night: A Look at “One Froggy Evening” (http://bit.ly/1RC3plV)

Recommended Reading: 9 Rules of the Coyote and the Road Runner (http://bit.ly/1LdfN8d)

Chuck Amuck: The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist (http://amzn.com/0374526206)

The Noble Approach: Maurice Noble and the Zen of Animation Design (http://amzn.com/1452102945)

Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/GqOW/




Thursday, February 22, 2018

Despicable, Young Democrat Parkland H.S. School Activist to NRA: “Disband”; You’re Either Funding the Killers, or You’re Standing with the Children” (Video); Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel: “Eighteen year-olds should never have a rifle.”

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

CNN: “Shooting survivor calls NRA ‘child murderers’”

“After a school shooting left 17 people dead in Parkland, Florida, survivors Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg are demanding action from officials in Washington on gun control.”

At CNN.
 

Shooting survivor confronts NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch


 

He wasn't 18, he was 19. But an 18-year-old is plenty old enough to handle a firearm. So, the same people who want 14-year-olds to vote on gun-grabbing legislation assert that a 19-year-old is too young to handle a gun?

I'm not aware of any legislation that would have prevented this atrocity, save for repealing any laws that create "gun-free zones."

We already have background checks and do not issue licenses to known crazy people.

Dana Loesch is being way too defensive. She needs to ask who is behind Emma Gonzalez and Co. The obsession with shutting down the NRA means that Gonzalez' handlers seek to repeal or nullify the Second Amendment.

Who are you serving, Emma?

Note too: Jake Tapper is doing a lousy job as MC.

By the way, Emma Gonzalez is not a shooting survivor. Nobody shot her. A shooting survivor is somebody who was shot, but lived.
 

Sheriff Scott Israel: “Eighteen-year-olds should never have a rifle.”

Now, we see it clearly. They’re making their move on the Second Amendment.

Sheriff Israel’s assertion is as wrong as wrong can be. There are millions of responsible 12-year-old rifle owners in this country.

So, we’re supposed to let underaged, leftist “children” order us around, and shame us into submitting to their authority, and yet no eighteen-year-olds should ever have a rifle?

Unlike Dana Loesch, I do not salute Emma Gonzalez or her comrades. Loesch is playing a losing hand.


Obama’s “Children”: MS-13 Has been Tied to How Many Murders?! How Much Blood is on Obama's Hands?

By Grand Rapids Anonymous
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 1:34:00 P.M. EST

Don't forget about these killers...

Thank you, Obama.
 

MS-13 Resurgence: Immigration Enforcement Needed to Take Back Our Streets
 


 

Published on Feb 21, 2018

Center researchers reviewed more than 500 cases of MS-13 gang members arrested nationwide since 2012. We conclude that this resurgence represents a very serious threat to public safety in communities where MS-13 has rebuilt itself. The resurgence is directly connected to the illegal arrival and resettlement of more than 300,000 Central American youths and families that has continued unabated for six years, and to a de-prioritization of immigration enforcement in the interior of the country that occurred at the same time.
 

MS-13 Resurgence: Immigration Enforcement Needed to Take Back Our Streets

By Jessica M. Vaughan
February 21, 2018
Center for Immigration Studies

Download a PDF of this Backgrounder.

Jessica M. Vaughan is the director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies. Research assistance was provided by Preston Huennekens, a research assistant at the Center for Immigration Studies, and Joseph Kolb. The map was created by Bryan Griffith, the Center’s multimedia director, and Preston Huennekens.


The Trump administration has declared war on MS-13, the notoriously brutal gang based in El Salvador. A similar initiative launched by the Bush administration in 2005 stifled the gang's activity after several years, but the gang has been able to rebuild itself here since 2012.

Center researchers reviewed more than 500 cases of MS-13 gang members arrested nationwide since 2012. We conclude that this resurgence represents a very serious threat to public safety in communities where MS-13 has rebuilt itself. The resurgence is directly connected to the illegal arrival and resettlement of more than 300,000 Central American youths and families that has continued unabated for six years, and to a de-prioritization of immigration enforcement in the interior of the country that occurred at the same time.

All criminal gangs are a threat to public safety, but MS-13 is a unique problem because of the unusually brutal crimes its members have committed, its success in using intimidation to victimize and control people in its territory, and its focus on recruiting young members, often in schools.

Nevertheless, because such a large share of MS-13 members are not citizens, they are especially vulnerable to law enforcement, and many can be removed from the communities they terrorize. Strategic use of immigration enforcement is a necessary element to disrupting and dismantling MS-13 gangs and any other transnational criminal organization operating in our communities.

The proliferation of sanctuary policies that interfere with cooperation between state and local law enforcement agencies threatens to hamper efforts to stifle MS-13 activity. The federal government must take steps to clarify how federal law permits such cooperation and also must set up consequences for those jurisdictions and officials who impose sanctuary policies.
 

Key findings:

  • We found 506 MS-13 members arrested or charged with crimes that were reported in 22 states. The most cases were reported in California (92), Maryland (85), New York (80), and Virginia (63).
  • MS-13 crimes are not primarily petty nuisance crimes; 207 MS-13 members were charged with murder. In addition we found more than 100 accused of conspiracy/racketeering, and dozens of others for drug trafficking, sex trafficking, attempted murder, sexual assaults, and extortion.
  • While most of the reports of MS-13 suspects in our case set did not include information on the immigration status of the individual, we could determine that 126 of the 506 suspects (and 38 of the 207 murder suspects) were illegal aliens.
  • The median age of MS-13 gang members identified was 23, and suspects ranged in age from 14 to 57.
  • The median age of their victims was 19, and victims ranged in age from 14 to 74. Sixty of the victims were under the age of 18, including 52 of the murder victims.
  • 120 of the 506 MS-13 suspects in our case set arrived as UACs (Unaccompanied Alien Children), including 48 of the murder suspects.
  • The location of these MS-13 crimes corresponds with locations of large numbers of UACs who were resettled by the federal government.

MS-13 Crime in the United States Has Rebounded. Federal and state law enforcement agencies around the country have expressed concern about the resurgence of crime and violence attributed to the MS-13 gang. The gang activity subsided for a time following successful disruption and dismantling efforts, including ICE's Operation Community Shield, which began in 2005. A key element in that success was the assertive use of immigration law enforcement tools.1 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents participated in regional gang task forces led by local law enforcement agencies, ICE field offices launched operations with the help of local agencies, ICE encouraged the formation of 287(g) partnerships to delegate immigration enforcement authority to local gang unit officers, and ICE worked to target individual gang members who were identified by local agencies, even in sanctuary jurisdictions like San Francisco and Miami. Documented gang members often were arrested on administrative immigration violations, which had the effect of disrupting the gang's activities and ridding communities of troublemakers. In addition, these lower-level arrests often led to more significant criminal investigations of gang leaders and the dismantling of local MS-13 cliques.

The Obama administration revised these policies, however, and ICE field offices were directed to cease efforts to disrupt gangs by arresting members for immigration violations or minor crimes and instead focus on major conspiracy cases. ICE officers were no longer permitted to arrest and remove foreign gang members until they had been convicted of major crimes. Gang arrests by ICE plummeted from about 4,600 in 2012 to about 1,580 in 2014.

This de-prioritization of anti-gang enforcement by ICE corresponded to an influx of unaccompanied youths and families arriving illegally from Central America, which began in 2012. During this surge, the Border Patrol has apprehended more than 300,000 UACs and families. Under Obama administration policies, most of the families were released and allowed to continue to their destination, with orders to appear for immigration court proceedings that would take place years in the future, but most have absconded from the process. The Obama administration also adopted a lenient interpretation of the law with respect to UACs, most of whom were males between the ages of 13 and 17, and who were quickly resettled with sponsors, usually family members who were already residing here illegally; some were released to non-family sponsors.2 The government has made almost no effort to monitor or keep track of these individuals. According to DHS, about two-thirds of the youths who were permitted to resettle here as UACs have applied for green cards under a special program for juveniles who claim to have experienced hardship or been abandoned by one of their parents.3

Beginning in 2015, law enforcement agencies across the country began to express concerns about the renewal of MS-13 activity in a number of locations.

For instance, the Texas Department of Public Safety determined that MS-13 had again become a top-tier public safety threat in 2015, on par with larger established gangs, noting the increasing numbers of illegal alien members arriving in Texas and an increase in violent crime associated with it:

Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) has emerged as a top tier gang threat in Texas for 2015. The influx of illegal alien gang members crossing the border into Texas in 2014, along with reports of extremely violent murders committed by its members in the Houston area, positions the gang as one of the most significant gang threats in the state for this upcoming year.

Since 2011, the number of MS-13 members encountered by U.S. Border Patrol in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) sector has increased each year, accelerating in 2014 and coinciding with increased illegal migration from Central America during the same period.

Although a large number of MS-13 members have been captured along the border, it is likely many more have successfully crossed into Texas and remain hidden from law enforcement. Gang members from Guatemala, Honduras, and

El Salvador could be destined for locations in Texas with large Central American communities, including the Houston and Dallas areas. Law enforcement agencies in Houston already report the highest number of identified MS-13 members in the state. …

Several recent crimes in Texas illustrate the criminal threat associated with MS-13.

  • On September 15, 2014, the mutilated body of a 14-year-old middle school student was discovered in the woods near Houston after he was murdered with a machete. … In October 2014, a 14-year-old and three adult males were arrested and charged with murder in this case. The adult males are from El Salvador, and at least two are documented MS-13 gang members. ...
  • In mid-August 2014, a 29-year-old 18th Street gang member was stabbed to death in Houston by a 16-year-old El Salvadoran member of MS-13…. According to investigators, the juvenile suspect revealed he illegally crossed into the U.S. in March 2014.4

MS-13 remains listed as at top-tier threat in the 2017 edition of the report, stating that while the illegal border influx has declined “slightly” since 2014, and that while state law enforcement agencies have made some progress, its transnational activity is still a major public safety problem for the state.5

Other state law enforcement agencies report similarly significant increases in MS-13 crime. The Montgomery County, Md., corrections head says the number of incarcerated MS-13 members has risen 20 percent, straining their ability to maintain order. Suffolk County, N.Y., reports a similar rise over the last two years. Prince William County, Va., reports a 32 percent increase in two years, and next-door Fairfax County says their MS-13 inmate population has doubled in the last year.6

506 MS-13 Cases Compiled. Using simple internet searches, Center researchers found 506 cases of MS-13 members arrested or charged with crimes since 2012. We compiled information on the name of the suspect, location of arrest, country of citizenship, age, offense, victim's name and age, and immigration history.

The map below represents the Center's review of these cases. For the purposes of the map, the accused were grouped into a single point when related, such as when multiple members were arrested for a single murder or were part of a racketeering indictment. The points were then color-coded under four general crime categories:

  1. Murder and Attempted Murder
  2. Sex Crimes
  3. Assault and Violent Crime
  4. Other Crimes.

Though a single point may be marked as a "Murder or Attempted Murder", this does not preclude the offender(s) from having committed crimes not related to murder. For details on each individual represented on the map, please download our complete list of MS-13 criminals.

This set of cases is not a full representation of MS-13 activity throughout the country during this time period, of course. Nevertheless, it gives an indication of the scale of the problem and the direct connection to immigration policy.

 

 

MS-13 Arrests Occurred Across the Country, but Are Concentrated in UAC Settlement Areas. The cases we identified were located in 22 different states. The state with the most reported arrests was California (92), followed by Maryland (84), New York (80), and Virginia (63). Table 1 shows the arrests by state.

The arrests occurred primarily in urban or suburban locations, like Boston, Charlotte, Fairfax County, Va., and Brentwood, N.Y., but also in a number of relatively rural areas, like Frederick County, Md., Lynchburg, Va., and Seneca County, Ohio.

The parts of the country that have experienced an increase in MS-13 activity correspond roughly to the areas where there have been the largest number of UAC resettlement placements by the federal government.7 This makes sense; about 15 years ago, MS-13 made a push to expand from Los Angeles to other parts of the country with sizeable Central American communities, including many illegal aliens. Most of the MS-13 members also were in the country illegally.8 These same communities have been the destination of the recent UAC arrivals, who were joining family and friends who had arrived earlier.9

207 MS-13 Murders. The MS-13 members identified in the cases we found were accused of very serious crimes, including 207 murders. More than 100 were accused of conspiracy/racketeering, and dozens of others were charged with drug trafficking, sex trafficking, attempted murder, sexual assaults, and extortion.

We understand that it is the most serious crimes that are most likely to be reported in the news media and by prosecutors. Nevertheless, in the aggregate, this compilation of cases is alarming, and confirms the severity of the public safety threat posed by MS-13.

At a recent roundtable of officials convened at the White House by President Trump on February 6, 2018, to discuss the MS-13 problem, Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said that MS-13 members had committed 17 murders in an 18-month period, representing 38 percent of all homicides in his district. According to investigators, the number of MS-13-related murders in Montgomery County, Md., has gone from about one a year to seven in the last two years.10

Table 2 presents the most serious criminal charges or offenses for each case in our set.
 

 

Many MS-13 Members Are Foreign Nationals, Often Here Illegally. The MS-13 gang was formed by illegal aliens from El Salvador who settled in Los Angeles in the 1980s, along with hundreds of thousands of others from Central America. A number of the founding members of MS-13 fought with guerilla and paramilitary groups and participated in violence in El Salvador before relocating to the United States. They held their own in the California gang environments and succeeded in carving out a niche for criminal activity, cultivating a reputation for brutality, intimidation, and zero tolerance for informants or snitching. They recruited new members aggressively, primarily other citizens of El Salvador or the children of Salvadoran migrants. Federal authorities estimated that in its heyday, 90 percent of the MS-13 members were in the country illegally.

ICE and other law enforcement agencies moved aggressively against MS-13 beginning in 2005, seeking to disrupt activities, arrest, prosecute and deport gang members and associates where possible, and dismantle individual cliques and criminal enterprises. The gang's strength was significantly diminished and soon ICE shifted focus to other gangs it considered to be a greater threat.

Today, a smaller percentage of MS-13 members is believed to be here illegally. Some are U.S.-born, others have obtained green cards or have Temporary Protected Status; some have Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA). But when the gang leadership decided to launch a more concerted effort to enlarge in the United States, it was able to take advantage of the Obama administration's catch-and-release policies for unaccompanied minors apprehended at the border to move in younger members from Central America. For example, one MS-13 clique leader in Frederick, Md., who had received a DACA work permit and was employed as a custodian at a middle school in Frederick, Md., and who was recently incarcerated for various gang-related crimes, reportedly was told by gang leaders in El Salvador to take advantage of the lenient policies on UACs to bring in new recruits, knowing that they would be allowed to resettle in the area with few questions asked. Several of these unaccompanied minors now have been arrested and incarcerated for various crimes, including a vicious random attack on a sheriff's deputy in 2015.

In addition, the influx of tens of thousands of teenagers, mostly male, into areas where the gang already had a presence, provided a large pool of youths from which to recruit new members. According to local gang investigators, these gangs have been aggressively recruiting recently arrived Central American children as young as 10 years old.

While most of the reports of MS-13 suspects in our case set did not include information on the immigration status of the individual, in 126 of the 506 cases (and in 38 of the 207 murder cases) we were able to determine that the suspect was an illegal alien.

According to ICE, 30 percent of the MS-13 members that ICE has arrested in recent years are UACs. We could determine that 120 of the 507 MS-13 arrests in our case set arrived as UACs, including 48 of the murder suspects.

Not all of the reports included information on the suspect's country of citizenship, but of those that included this information, 88 percent were from El Salvador. The rest were citizens of Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico.

MS-13 Suspects Were Young, but their Victims Were Younger. Nearly all of the reports we found included information on the age of the MS-13 suspect at the time of arrest. In these cases, the age of the gang members ranged from 14 to 57, with a median age of 23. (See Figure 1.)
 

 

Information on the victims of the crimes was provided in 164 of the cases. They ranged in age from 14 to 74, with a median age of 19. Sixty of the victims were under the age of 18, including 52 of the murder victims.

The Proliferation of Sanctuaries May Complicate Disruption of MS-13. Many of the hotbeds of MS-13 activity are also places where local officials have adopted sanctuary policies. These policies prevent ICE from working effectively with local law enforcement agencies. There are approximately 300 sanctuary jurisdictions in the country, and they include municipalities, counties, and states.11 About half of the MS-13 arrests in our case set (222) occurred in sanctuary jurisdictions.

In addition to information and intelligence, ICE and other immigration agencies have unique immigration authorities that can be particularly effective in addressing criminal activity from transnational gangs. These authorities include the ability to charge criminal aliens with immigration violations such as illegal entry, overstaying a visa, re-entry after deportation, failure to appear for immigration proceedings, illegal possession of a firearm, identity or document fraud, immigration fraud, alien smuggling, immigration charges based on prior commission of serious crimes (aggravated felonies) and other prosecutorial tools.12

Sanctuary policies are destructive to local and federal efforts to combat gangs because they interfere with communication and cooperation that could lead to disruption and dismantling of gangs with large numbers of non-citizens. In addition, sanctuary policies inevitably result in the release of criminal aliens back to the streets where they can and do re-offend. Finally, sanctuary policies can act as a magnet for criminal gangs whose members are in the country illegally, because they know that immigration violations will be overlooked and that their use of fraudulent documents and identities is less likely to be detected.

The practical result of such policies is the release of deportable criminal alien gang members back to the streets of the communities, where they are likely to resume their criminal activities. Acting ICE Director Tom Homan has stated that since January 2014, there have been 10,000 criminal aliens who were released by sanctuaries and who were then subsequently arrested for additional crimes. Homan said that the recidivism rate for released criminal aliens could be as high as 70 percent, which is consistent with the recidivism rate for all offenders in the United States.13

Recommendations. There are a number of steps Congress should take to assist federal and local law enforcement agencies in combating MS-13 and other transnational criminal organizations. Many of these provisions are found in the Secure America's Future Act, introduced by a group of committee chairs in the U.S. House of Representatives.14

These steps include:
  • Update the definition of a criminal gang in federal law, and provide for a designation process to create a bar to the admission of gang members and grounds for their removal. This ensures that the federal government can prevent the entry of known gang members and deny them access to any form of visa, permanent residence, work permit, asylum, or other immigration benefit. Currently, the government must wait for a gang member to commit a crime before disqualifying them from such benefits.
  • Require ICE and the Border Patrol to detain gang members while they are being processed for deportation.
  • Update the law to provide for more serious consequences for sanctuary jurisdictions and the officials who impose sanctuary policies.
  • Revise immigration law to allow DHS more flexibility in dealing with minors and families who are caught after crossing the border illegally.

End Notes


1 Jessica Vaughan and Jon Feere, "Taking Back the Streets: ICE and Local Law Enforcement Target Immigrant Gangs", Center for Immigration Studies, September 30, 2008.

2 Joseph J. Kolb, "Immigration Impunity: Illegal immigrant sponsors of UACs avoid accountability for non-compliance with deportation process", Center for Immigration Studies, February 2017.

3 "President Trump Holds a Law Enforcement Roundtable on MS-13", Latest.com, February 6, 2018.

4 "Texas Gang Threat Assessment", Texas Joint Crime Information Center, Intelligence & Counterterrorism Division, Texas Department of Public Safety, August, 2015.

5 "DPS Releases Texas Gang Threat Assessment", Texas Department of Public Safety, July 25, 2017.

6 Michael E. Miller, "'Vying for control': How MS-13 uses violence and extortion in America's jails", The Washington Post, February 5, 2018.

7 See "Facts and Data" section of the Office of Refugee Resettlement website.

8 See Vaughan and Feere, "Taking Back the Streets".

9 Joseph J. Kolb, "Brentwood, NY Consumed by MS-13 Crime Wave", Center for Immigration Studies, November 3, 2016, and "Immigration Impunity", Center for Immigration Studies, February 17, 2017.

10 J. Weston Phippen, "What Trump Doesn't Understand About MS-13", The Atlantic, June 26, 2017.

11 See the Center for Immigration Studies map and lists of sanctuary jurisdictions here.

12 For more information, see Claude Arnold, "Immigration Authorities and Gang Enforcement", U.S. Attorney's Bulletin 47, May 2006.

13 Acting ICE Director Tom Homan in remarks in Miami, Fla.; see "ICE Director: Sanctuaries 'Pulling their own funding' by disobeying feds", Fox News, August 16, 2017.

14 H.R.4760 - Securing America's Future Act of 2018.
 

[N.S.: See my recent, comprehensive, Social Contract report on MS-13, and its “humanitarian” and media accomplices.]

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Rosebud? Billy Graham Dead at 99; What was the Mystery that Moved William Randolph Hearst to Make Him the World’s Biggest Evangelist?

 

Billy Graham: The Offense of the Cross: San Francisco, 1958
 


 

Evangelist Billy Graham begins a sermon in Atlanta's Georgia Dome on Oct 26, 1994.
 

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

 

Billy Graham, minister to presidents and evangelist to millions worldwide, dies at 99
• By RACHEL ZOLL
Associated Press and St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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William Franklin "Billy" Graham Jr.

"My one purpose in life is to help people find a personal relationship with God, which, I believe, comes through knowing Christ."

Birth • Nov. 7, 1918, near Charlotte, North Carolina

Education • Bachelor of theology, Florida Bible Institute, 1940; bachelor of arts in anthropology, Wheaton College, Ill., 1943; numerous honorary doctorates.

Career • Baptist pastor in Western Springs, Ill., 1943-45. Field representative with Youth for Christ, 1945-49. From 1947 on ran his own campaigns, sponsored after 1950 by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, becoming history's most-traveled Christian evangelist and speaking in person to more than 210 million people in 185 countries and territories. Multi-media innovator and a key leader in numerous evangelical Protestant organizations and meetings.

Honors • The $1 million Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion (1982), Presidential Medal of Freedom (1983), Congressional Gold Medal (1996), honorary British knighthood (2001).

Writings • Countless sermons and speeches, daily newspaper columns, 32 books including a best-selling 1997 autobiography, "Just As I Am."

Family • Married Ruth McCue Bell in 1943 (she died in 2007). Children: Virginia ("Gigi"), Anne, Ruth, William Franklin Graham III ("Franklin," his father's successor as Billy Graham Evangelistic Association leader), Nelson ("Ned").

For Your Information

Nov. 7, 1918 • William Franklin Graham Jr. born on a farm outside Charlotte, North Carolina.
1934 • Receives Jesus Christ as savior through the preaching of traveling evangelist Mordecai Ham.
1938 • Presbyterian student is baptized and later ordained a minister in the Southern Baptist Convention.
1940 • Graduates from Florida Bible Institute in Tampa.
1943 • Graduates from Wheaton College in Illinois with a B.A. in anthropology. Marries fellow student Ruth McCue Bell.
1945 • Named the first full-time staffer with Youth for Christ, tirelessly crisscrossing the nation and laying groundwork for future success.
1949 • Becomes evangelism's rising star when William Randolph Hearst and others publicize his Los Angeles crusade.
1950 • Starts national radio program, "Hour of Decision" on the ABC network, eventually syndicated worldwide. Organizes the Minneapolis-based Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
1952 • Begins "My Answer," daily syndicated newspaper column.
1953 • Publishes "Peace With God," selling over 2 million copies. First feature released by his film studio in Burbank, California.
1954 • Defies expectations when 12-week London campaign reaches over 2 million people and catapults him to international celebrity status.
1956 • Founds "Christianity Today," leading evangelical magazine.
1957 • More than 2 million attend 16-week rally at New York's Madison Square Garden, the largest evangelistic venture to that time.
1973 • Addresses more than 3 million in five-day rally at Seoul, South Korea.
1977 • Preaches in Hungary, first of pioneering forays in the Soviet bloc.
1982 • Controversial first Moscow appearance, at peace conference.
1983 • Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom, nation's highest civilian honor, from President Reagan.
1993 • Dedicates "The Cove," a Bible study center near Asheville, North Carolina.
1995 • Sermons in San Juan, Puerto Rico, are translated into 102 languages and beamed by satellite TV to 175 countries. Billy Graham Evangelistic Association announces that son Franklin will succeed Billy as leader.
1997 • Publishes best-selling autobiography, "Just As I Am."
2001 • Three days after the Sept. 11 attacks, preaches at Washington National Cathedral service attended by George W. Bush and four former presidents.
2004 • November gatherings at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California; more than 300,000 attend; 12,000 make commitments to Jesus Christ.
2005 • Gathering billed as his last large crusade held in June in the New York City borough of Queens; 90,000 people attend.
2006 • Gives sermon in March at a New Orleans arena as city recovered from Hurricane Katrina.
May 2007 • Billy Graham Library dedicated in Charlotte, North Carolina, attended by three former U.S. presidents.
June 14, 2007 • Ruth Graham dies at age 87.
 

MONTREAT, N.C. • The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.

Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina, spokesman Mark DeMoss told The Associated Press.

More than anyone else, Graham built evangelicalism into a force that rivaled liberal Protestantism and Roman Catholicism in the United States. His leadership summits and crusades in more than 185 countries and territories forged powerful global links among conservative Christians, and threw a lifeline to believers in the communist-controlled Eastern bloc. Dubbed "America's pastor," he was a confidant to U.S. presidents from Gen. Dwight Eisenhower to George W. Bush.

In 1983, President Reagan gave Graham the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor. When the Billy Graham Museum and Library was dedicated in 2007 in Charlotte, former Presidents George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton attended.

"When he prays with you in the Oval Office or upstairs in the White House, you feel he's praying for you, not the president," Clinton said at the ceremony.

 

Former presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, join Franklin Graham (second from right) as they pose with Billy Graham (center) in front of the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C., in this May 31, 2007, file photo. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
 

Beyond Graham's public appearances, he reached untold millions through his pioneering use of prime-time telecasts, network radio, daily newspaper columns, evangelistic feature films and globe-girdling satellite TV hookups. Graham's message was not complex or unique, yet he preached with a conviction that won over audiences worldwide.

"The Bible says," was his catch phrase. His unquestioning belief in Scripture turned the Gospel into a "rapier" in his hands, he said.

A tall, striking man with thick hair, stark blue eyes and a firm jaw, Graham was a commanding presence at his crusades. He would make the altar call in his powerful baritone, asking the multitudes to stand, come down the aisles and publicly make "decisions for Christ," as a choir crooned the hymn "Just As I Am."

By his final crusade in 2005 in New York City, he had preached in person to more than 210 million people worldwide. No evangelist is expected to have his level of influence again.

 

The Billy Graham Crusade came to the St. Louis Arena in 1973. Post-Dispatch file photo.
 

"William Franklin Graham Jr. can safely be regarded as the best who ever lived at what he did," said William Martin, author of the Graham biography "A Prophet With Honor."

Born Nov. 7, 1918, on his family's dairy farm near Charlotte, North Carolina, Graham came from a fundamentalist background that expected true Bible-believers to stay clear of Christians with even the most minor differences over Scripture. But as his crusades drew support from a widening array of Christian churches, he came to reject that view.

He joined in a then-emerging movement called New Evangelicalism, that abandoned the narrowness of fundamentalism to engage broader society. Fundamentalists at the time excoriated the preacher for his new direction, and broke with him when he agreed to work with more liberal Christians in the 1950s.

Graham stood fast. He would not reject people who were sincere and shared at least some of his beliefs, Martin said. He wanted the widest hearing possible for his salvation message.

"The ecumenical movement has broadened my viewpoint and I recognize now that God has his people in all churches," he said in the early 1950s.

In 1957, he said, "I intend to go anywhere, sponsored by anybody, to preach the Gospel of Christ."

His approach helped evangelicals gain the influence they have today. Graham's path to becoming an evangelist began taking shape at age 16, when the Presbyterian-reared farmboy committed himself to Christ at a local tent revival.

Billy Graham and decades of other big moments at the St. Louis Arena

 

Take a look at years of big names, big games and big shows at the Old Barn.
 

"I did not feel any special emotion," he wrote in his 1997 autobiography, "Just As I Am." ''I simply felt at peace," and thereafter, "the world looked different."

After high school, he enrolled at the fundamentalist Bob Jones College, but found the school stifling, and transferred to Florida Bible Institute in Tampa. There, he practiced sermonizing in a swamp, preaching to birds and alligators before tryouts with small churches. He still wasn't convinced he should be a preacher until a soul-searching, late-night ramble on a golf course.

"I finally gave in while pacing at midnight on the 18th hole," he said. "'All right, Lord,' I said, 'If you want me, you've got me.'"

Graham, who became a Southern Baptist, went on to study at Wheaton College, a prominent Christian liberal arts school in Illinois, where he met fellow student Ruth Bell, who had been raised in China where her father had been a Presbyterian medical missionary.

The two married in 1943, and he planned to become an Army chaplain. But he fell seriously ill, and by the time he recovered and could start the chaplain training program, World War II was nearly over.

Instead, he took a job organizing meetings in the U.S. and Europe with Youth for Christ, a group he helped found. He stood out then for his loud ties and suits, and a rapid delivery and swinging arms that won him the nickname "the Preaching Windmill."

A 1949 Los Angeles revival turned Graham into evangelism's rising star. Held in a tent dubbed the "Canvas Cathedral," Graham had been drawing adequate, but not spectacular crowds until one night when reporters and photographers descended. When Graham asked them why, a reporter said that legendary publisher William Randolph Hearst had ordered his papers to hype Graham. Graham said he never found out why.

The publicity gave him a national profile. Over the next decade, his massive crusades in England and New York catapulted him to international celebrity. His 12-week London campaign in 1954 defied expectations, drawing more than 2 million people and the respect of the British, many of whom had derided him before his arrival as little more than a slick salesman. Three years later, he held a crusade in New York's Madison Square Garden that was so popular it was extended from six to 16 weeks, capped off with a rally in Times Square that packed Broadway with more than 100,000 people.

The strain of so much preaching caused the already trim Graham to lose 30 pounds by the time the event ended. It remains his longest revival meeting ever.

As his public influence grew, the preacher's stands on the social issues of his day were watched closely by supporters and critics alike. One of the most pressing was the civil rights movement. Graham was no social activist and never joined marches, which led prominent Christians such as theologian Reinhold Niebuhr to publicly condemn Graham as too moderate. Still, Graham ended racially segregated seating at his Southern crusades in 1953, a year before the Supreme Court's school integration ruling, and long refused to visit South Africa while its white regime insisted on racially segregated meetings.

 

Evangelist Billy Graham talks with President John F. Kennedy during a visit at the the White House in Washington on Dec. 12, 1961. (AP Photo)
 

In a 2005 interview with The Associated Press, before his final crusade which was held in New York, Graham said he regretted that he didn't battle for civil rights more forcefully.

"I think I made a mistake when I didn't go to Selma" with many clergy who joined the historic Alabama march led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. "I would like to have done more." Graham more robustly took on the cause of anti-Communism, making preaching against the atheist regime part of his sermons for years.

 

President Lyndon Johnson presents the Man of the Year award of the Big Brothers organization to evangelist Billy Graham at the White House in Washington on May 10, 1966. (AP Photo)
 

As America's most famous religious leader, he golfed with statesmen and entertainers and dined with royalty. Graham's relationships with U.S. presidents also boosted his ministry and became a source of pride for conservative Christians who were so often caricatured as backward. But those ties proved problematic when his close friend Richard Nixon resigned in the Watergate scandal, leaving Graham devastated and baffled. He resolved to take a lower profile in the political world, going as far as discouraging the Rev. Jerry Falwell, a founder of the Moral Majority, from mixing religion and politics.

"Evangelicals can't be closely identified with any particular party or person. We have to stand in the middle, to preach to all the people, right and left," Graham said in 1981, according to Time magazine. "I haven't been faithful to my own advice in the past. I will in the future."

 

Evangelist Billy Graham and President Nixon wave to a crowd of 12,500 at ceremonies honoring Graham in Charlotte, N.C., on Oct. 16, 1971. (AP Photo)
 

Yet, in the 2012 election, with Graham mostly confined to his North Carolina home, he all but endorsed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. And the evangelist's ministry took out full-page ads in newspapers support a ballot referendum that would ban same-sex marriage.

His son, the Rev. Franklin Graham, who runs the ministry, said his father viewed the gay marriage question as a moral, not a political, issue. Graham's integrity was credited with salvaging the reputation of broadcast evangelism in the dark days of the late 1980s, after scandals befell TV preachers Jimmy Swaggart and Jim Bakker.

He resolved early on never to be alone with a woman other than his wife. Instead of taking a share of the "love offerings" at his crusades, as was the custom, he earned a modest salary from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

His ministry was governed by an independent board that included successful Christian businessmen and other professionals — a stark departure from the widespread evangelical practice of packing boards with relatives and yes-men.

"Why, I could make a quarter of a million dollars a year in this field or in Hollywood if I wanted to," Graham said. "The offers I've had from Hollywood studios are amazing. But I just laughed. I told them I was staying with God."

While he succeeded in preserving his reputation, he could not completely shield his family from the impact of his work. He was on the road for months at a time, leaving Ruth at their mountainside home in Montreat, North Carolina, to raise their five children: Franklin, Virginia ("Gigi"), Anne, Ruth and Nelson ("Ned").

Anne Graham Lotz has said that her mother was effectively "a single parent." Ruth sometimes grew so lonely when Billy was traveling that she slept with his tweed jacket for comfort. But she said, "I'd rather have a little of Bill than a lot of any other man." She died in June 2007 at age 87.

"I will miss her terribly," Billy Graham said, "and look forward even more to the day I can join her in heaven."

 

In this May 31, 2007, file photo, Billy Graham speaks as his son Franklin Graham (right) listens during a dedication ceremony for the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C. Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died. Spokesman Mark DeMoss says Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. He was 99.(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
 

In his later years, Graham visited communist Eastern Europe and increasingly appealed for world peace. He opened a 1983 convention of evangelists from 140 nations by urging the elimination of nuclear and biological weapons.

He told audiences in Czechoslovakia that "we must do all we can to preserve life and avoid war," although he opposed unilateral disarmament. In 1982, he went to Moscow to preach and attend a conference on world peace. During that visit, he said he saw no signs of Soviet religious persecution, a misguided attempt at diplomacy that brought scathing criticism from author Alexander Solzhenitsyn, among others.

"It's worth taking a risk for peace," Graham contended, although he was clearly stung by the controversy.

Graham's relationship with Nixon became an issue once again when tapes newly released in 2002 caught the preacher telling the president that Jews "don't know how I really feel about what they're doing to this country."

Graham apologized, saying he didn't recall ever having such feelings and asking the Jewish community to consider his actions above his words on that tape. Health problems gradually slowed Graham, but he did not cease preaching.

In 1995, his son, Franklin, was named the ministry's leader. Along with the many honors he received from the evangelical community and the Presidential Medal of
Freedom, Graham received the $1 million Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion in 1982 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 1996.

Graham will be buried by his wife, Ruth, at the Billy Graham Museum and Library.

"I have been asked, 'What is the secret?'" Graham had said of his preaching. "Is it showmanship, organization or what? The secret of my work is God. I would be nothing without him."

The Racist, Mass-Murdering Nation of Islam Hid in the Shadows, and Slaughtered White Students at California’s Most Prestigious Universities

[See also: “The List: Whites Slaughtered, or Grievously Wounded by the Nation of Islam.”

Cross-posted at The Zebra Project.]
 

The Nation of Islam Slaughtered White Students at Stanford and UC Berkeley

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
By David in TN
Nicholas Stix, Uncensored

This is something I found. It's the May 2, 1974 Stanford Daily, of all things. It covers a press conference by San Francisco Mayor Alioto announcing the Zebra arrests. Alioto mentions a Stanford student named David Levine as being a victim the previous fall, along with some other Stanford grad students. Alioto said only an "informant" had given him this information.

[N.S.: That was likely Anthony Cornelius Harris.]

California Attorney General Evell Younger denied there was a statewide murder campaign-"No evidence at the present time." [N.S.: That was a bald-faced lie, by Younger.] Alioto said he had conferred with Attorney General Saxbe (Nixon had three months left), who said the matter would be investigated. Alioto said the number murdered by Black Muslims was "about 80.”

Google "Tom Manney Zebra Killings" and you can find some other news stories for this press conference.

Regards,

David
 

N.S.: The text below was scanned, with primitive technology, from the microfilm, microfiche, or whatever electronic form of reproduction the story was saved on. I corrected it, as best I could, but a couple of minor gaps remain.
 

The Stanford Daily > The Stanford Daily, 2 May 1974

The Stanford Daily, Volume 165, Issue 51, 2 May 1974
Issue PDF (22.20 MB)
This digitized issue of the Stanford Daily is sponsored by Rich Jaroslovsky
 

Alioto Links Levine, Zebra Killings
By RICH JAROSLOVSKY
David Levine — the 20-year old Stanford student murdered on campus last September — may have been a victim of the "Death Angels," the organization allegedly responsible for the so-called Zebra killings. San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto, announcing the arrest of seven men in connection with the killings, said Levine's murder was one of 73 "murderous assaults" in the state that might be laid to the reputed black separatist sect. Santa Clara County Sheriff's L . [?] Detective Capt. Frank Mosunic told the Daily yesterday that "what we have would coincide with what San Francisco has released to the media." Mosunic said that there is a "very strong possibility that two blacks were involved in the murder," and that "we wil1 be in touch with San Francisco tonight, and some people from Alameda." Police had speculated that the Sept. 11 Levine murder might be connected with the Dec. 20 slaying of a UC-Berkeley graduate student. Both victims were brutally and repeatedly stabbed in the chest and back. The Berkeley murder was also on Alioto's list.
 

No Comment

Mosunic declined any further comment on the matter. A Berkeley Police Department spokesman flatly refused to comment on the reports. Police Services Director Marvin Herrington was out of town and unavailable for comment, and Stanford Capt. William Wullschleger referred all inquiries to Mosunic. Levine, a physics major from Ithaca. N.Y., was slain sometime between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. on Sept. 11. His body was discovered on a walkway near Meyer Library by an early-morning jogger. He had been active in student government here, and had been an ASSU senator. (The Daily has learned that local law enforcement authorities do not feel that two other recent unsolved campus murders — those of Leslie Marie Perlov, 21, and Janet Taylor, 20 — are related to the Zebra investigation. Both women were strangled.)
 

'Reverse KKK'

At a press conference yesterday, Alioto said that the seven Zebra suspects — arrested by police in a series of raids beginning at 5 a.m. yesterday morning — were members of a nationwide group he described as "a reverse Ku Klux Klan." "The 'Death Angels,' who use wings as an insignia, literally earn their promotion upon presentation of proof of the number and nature of the murders committed," Alioto alleged, "The local group is a division of a larger organization dedicated to the murder and mutilation of whites and dissident blacks," Alioto claimed. "The pattern of killing is by random street shooting or hacking to death with machete, cleaver or knife." The seven suspects arrested yesterday were identified as J.C. Simon, 29; Larry Greene, 22; Dwight Stallings, 28; Tom Manney, 31; Edgar D. Burton, 22; Manuel Moore, 23; and Clarence Jamerson, 29. [N.S.: Simon, Greene, and Moore would all be convicted, and sentenced to life in prison; the DA’s office would drop charges against the other four, for lack of evidence. Simon died in prison in 2015; Larry Greene and Jesse Lee Cookes are still in prison. According to David in TN’s researches, Manuel Moore’s whereabouts are presently (February 21, 2018) unknown.] No further personal information was released.
 

Booked

All the suspects were booked on charges of murder or conspiracy to commit murder. Police said the men would be arraigned today. According to Alioto, the "Death Angels" are "fanatical believers in black separatism" who base their philosophy on "muddled aberrations clearly outside the mainstream of Islamic religions. In my opinion, it represents as much potential threat to blacks as to whites." Promotions in the alleged organization are determined by a national leader located outside of California, Alioto said.
 

Continue

"The investigation will continue until we are satisfied that we have rounded up all the members of this group and have insured the fact that new members will not take their place," he said. [N.S.: Bogus; they did no such thing.] State Atty. Gen. Evelle Younger said at a news conference he has "no clear evidence" linking the Zebra killings to any others outside the Bay Area, but conceded that his office had not yet viewed all evidence used by San Francisco police. [That was a bald-faced lie. California state law enforcement had linked over 70 “motiveless” murders, carried out by young, well-groomed, conservatively-dressed, 20-something black men against whites statewide since circa 1970.] He noted that it was not improper to say that there were similarities between the Zebra killings and a number of others in the state since 1971. The Zebra case was apparently broken with the aid of an informant who had witnessed some of the killings.
—Daily photo by David FranU [?] MURDER CONNECTIONS — The murder of Stanford junior David Levine last September may have been one of 73 committed in the state by the "Death Angels," allegedly responsible for the Zebra killings.

Posted by at 5:05 P.M.

5 comments:


David In TN said...

A few days ago, I decided to do an internet search on the Zebra Murders to find something I hadn't seen before. I discovered this Stanford Daily piece. Yes, it was undoubtedly Anthony Harris who told Alioto (and law enforcement) about the David Levine murder being among the Zebra killings. I have a hunch Harris was a participant (of two according to him) in the David Levine murder. It would have been awkward charging and putting him on trial as Harris was the key witness for the larger picture. There was also the December 20, 1973 unnamed UC-Berkeley student also "brutally stabbed in the chest and back." Harris was likely involved in this one as well. Now, here is my question. I'll take 71 as the number of murders in California attributed to this group. Were there any arrests, trials, or convictions (outside of Sacramento) for any of them? I presume a researcher could go to the California Department of Justice and find the records, or could he? California Attorney General Evelle Younger's statement was the typical politician's non-denial denial.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 7:24:00 PM EDT

 

David In TNsaid...

Attorney General William Saxbe was an example of a "Cuck," over 40 years ago. Saxbe had been elected to the U.S. Senate from Ohio in 1968. While there, he was a McCain-type, always attacking his own party to gain plaudits from the media. When Nixon fired Eliot Richardson as Attorney General in October 1973, he needed someone the Senate would confirm, thus Saxbe became Attorney General in January 1974.After the Hibernia bank robbery in San Francisco in April 1974 by the SLA with Patty Hearst seeming to participate, Saxbe made a big show of calling the kidnapped heiress "a common criminal."

This, of course, was totally unethical, but Saxbe liked to shoot from the hip for headlines, especially those he knew the MSM was eager for. When San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto briefed Saxbe on the Zebra murders and asked for federal assistance, Saxbe would only "consider it."

Saxbe made a big show of condemning Patty Hearst, whose willing participation at that point was very questionable. About the Zebra murders, he was silent. For newspaper accounts of Alioto's meeting with Saxbe, Google "William Saxbe, Zebra murders."

Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 7:03:00 PM EDT

 

David In TNsaid...

For the Mar 14, 1976 Los Angeles Times account of the verdict in the San Francisco trial, Google: "Daryl Lembke, Zebra Murders."

This is the only contemporary account I've found. A paragraph says: "The jury, which included two blacks, had deliberated 3 1/2 days. Jurors asked six times during the deliberations for readings of certain testimony, for rereading of portions of the instructions or to see exhibits."


Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 8:38:00 PM EDT
 

David In TN said...

As indicated above, I periodically check the internet for material on the Zebra murders. Today, by accident, I found the May 2, 1974 New York Times piece on the San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto press conference by one Wallace Turner.

Here (http://www.nytimes.com/1974/05/02/archives/seven-blacks-seized-in-zebra-murders-seven-blacks-held-in-zebra.html?_r=0) is the thread. California Attorney General Younger and the local FBI man were again quoted saying "I know nothing." John Muhammad, "minister of Temple 26 in San Francisco," gave a 10-minute news conference "where questions were not taken." What kind of news conference is there where questions are not taken?

Alioto said a man from a midwestern city directed the murders. The NYT story ended with:"Mr. Alioto issued a list of 73 names of murder victims from several parts of this state, but he said that he suspected there were more than 80 murders committed by Death Angels and that some would never be, known. He mentioned that many suspicious disappearances had been reported to policemen in several California cities."So Mayor Alioto "issued a list" to the press? Why hasn't someone printed it? I presume it had names, dates, and places.

[N.S.: “[A] man from a midwestern city.” The city was obviously “New Mecca,” known by humans as “Chicago.” But who was the man? I have an idea or one.]

Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 6:13:00 PM EDT

 

David In TN said...

David Levine was indeed on the list you published today.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 4:35:00 PM EST

The Black Panther Movie Has a CGI Issue that You Probably Haven’t Heard about

 

 

Look at the black female warriors above. No, not their spears, or their uniforms, or their bald heads. Look at them, for cryin’ out loud!
Look at them!

I have a confession to make. I am a boob man. I appreciate a well-turned calf, or a curvaceous, firm, upturned behind as much as the next man, but I major in breasts.

All of the females in the still above have boobs that appear to be identical in size and shape.

What are the odds that nine actresses (the visible ones) would have identical boobs?

The possibilities are:

1. The casting people went out looking for actresses with identical boobs;
2. Wardrobe came up with ingenious foundation garments—minimizers and push-up bras—that equalized the assorted mammaries on the set; or
3. The CGI people digitally equalized the warriors’ boobs.

“Let me see your boobs.” “Your boobs all have to look alike.”

Nah, in this age of #Metoo Hoax shakedown lawsuits, not to mention black race hoax lawsuits, options one and two would be suicide missions. For me, the most likely option was CGI.

What do you think?  

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Black Supremacist, Nation of Islam Serial Murder News

The List: Whites Slaughtered, or Grievously Wounded by the Nation of Islam in California
By Nicholas Stix

A friend recently sent me a scan of the 1974 article which I have transcribed below.

The friend is somebody I became acquainted with through this research—a family member of NOI Zebra victim Stephen M. Conachy, one of the first San Francisco murder victims. I can’t thank him enough.

I have much more material, and more names of white NOI victims from around the country, but I want to get this up now.

The list below was probably put together by Richard Whalley, who ran the California Department of Justice's Intelligence Analysis Unit (IAU). It has some errors, which may be due to the fact that Whalley was either dying, or already dead of cancer. He died in 1974.

Six white NOI victims who were wounded are listed as dead on the 1974 list. I have identified them with asterisks.

Art Agnos, now 79 years old, went on to be elected San Francisco’s mayor, and serve from 1988-1992.

NOI assassins Jesse Lee Cooks, J.C. Simon (aka J.C.X. Simon), Larry Green and Manuel Moore were convicted of the San Francisco murders, and sentenced to life in prison.

NOI members Dale McKinney, 24, Larry Pratt, 26, and Emery Hanson and Russell Lang, both 19, were convicted of the Sacramento murder of Joseph F.M. Belmore, and all sentenced to life in prison. [Here, here, and here.]

I am double-posting this at my Nation of Islam mass murder blog, The Zebra Project, and at my primary blog, Nicholas Stix, Uncensored.
 


Names Of 73 Whose Deaths
Are Tied To ‘Angels’ Group
Friday, May 3, 1974
The Register

SAN FRANCISCO (UPI)—
The following is the list of murderous assaults in California, with dates and counties, linked by San Francisco Mayor Joseph L. Alioto, to a newly discovered group called the “Death Angels”:

1. Danny W. Crawford, September 14, 1970, Alameda.
2. John Doe, October 25, 1970, Alameda.
3. Norman R. Wagner, October 27, 1970, Alameda.
4. Albert D. Smith, October 27, 1970, Alameda.
5. James Matthew Larson, November 10, 1970, Alameda.
6. Griswold Wilson, November 10, 1970, Alameda.
7. William H. Blanco, June 18, 1971, Los Angeles.
8. James B. Cowen, July 27, 1971, Alameda.
9. Henry D. Bennett, August 12, 1971, Alameda.
10. Jane A. Oleyar, August 29, 1971, Alameda.
11. Arthur E. Silva, September 2, 1971, Alameda.
12. Joseph R. Rusnak, September 18-19, 1971, Alameda.
13. Allason [sp?] Hassenforder, September 18-19, 1971, Alameda.
14. Raymond Novack, September 19, 1971, Alameda.
15. Ernie Styrman, September 19, 1971, Alameda.
16. Bruce W. Lamar, September 19, 1971, Alameda.
17. Wayne Weslely Hancock, December 25, 1971, Los Angeles.
18. Kenneth A. Holden, January 16, 1972, Santa Clara.
19. David Stephenson, June 22, 1972, Los Angeles.
20. Timothy R. Carswell, June 22, 1972, Los Angeles.
21. Bill M. Pieresa, June 22, 1972, Los Angeles.
22. Alex Lewandowski, June 23, 1972, Los Angeles.
23. Raymond T. Sitemore, June 23, 1972, Los Angeles.
24. Allan Lee Brite, October 8, 1972, Alameda.
25. Clay Thomas Carlin, Jr., February 10, 1973, Alameda.
26. George F. Miller, March 19, 1973, Los Angeles.
27. Victor Joseph Zalneraitis, March 30, Los Angeles.
28. Thomas E. Mitchell, April 21, 1973, Alameda.
29. Anna Lynn Suer, April 21, 1973, Alameda.
30. Robert James Loudon, May 19, 1973, Los Angeles.
31. Ronald Keith Parker, July 29, 1973, Los Angeles.
32. Thomas Wayne Kipling, July 30, 1973, Los Angeles.
33. John Dare Joice, August 4, 1973, Los Angeles.
34. Darrell Matott, August 4, 1973, Los Angeles.
35. Jose Vallaroman [Villaroman], August 4, 1973, Los Angeles [San Francisco].
36. Stephen M. Conachy, August 4, 1973, San Francisco.
37. William M. Durno, August 6, 1973, Los Angeles.
38. Stephen C. Frechette, August 12, 1973, San Francisco.
39. Tim R. Hinch, September 9, 1973, Contra Costa.
40. David Sidney Levine, September 11, 1973, Santa Clara.
41. Thomas A. Garrison, September 15, 1973, Alameda.
42. Gordon Swinford, September 25, 1973, Alameda.
43. Kirk Alan Hughes, September 25, 1973, Alameda.
44. Robert M. Weinstein, September 27, 1973, Alameda.
45. Roger M. O’Meara, October 6, 1973, Alameda.
46. Sonia C. Markovich, October 20, 1973, Alameda.
47. Quita Hague, October 20, 1973, San Francisco.
48. Frances R. Rose, October 30, 1973, San Francisco.
49. Robert W. Stockmann, November 9, 1973, San Francisco.*
50. Saleem Erakat, November 25, 1973, San Francisco.
51. Machael Marie Shain, December 3, 1973, Alameda.
52. Kathy Sue Pethtel, December 3, 1973, Alameda.
53. Paul Dancik, December 11, 1973, San Francisco.
54. Arthur Agnos, December 13, 1973, San Francisco.*
55. Marietta DiGirolamo, December 13, 1973, San Francisco.
56. Alario [Ilario?] Bertuccio, December 20, 1973, San Francisco.
57. Teresa DiMartini, December 20, 1973, San Francisco.
58. Eric Benjamin Abramson, December 20, 1973, Alameda.
59. Neal Moynihan, December 22, 1973, San Francisco.
60. Mildred Hosler, December 22, 1973, San Francisco.
61. Tana Smith, January 28, 1974, San Francisco.
62. Vincent Wollin, January 28, 1974, San Francisco.
63. John Bambic, January 28, 1974, San Francisco.
64. Jane Holly, January 28, 1974, San Francisco.
65. Roxann McMillian, January 28, 1974, San Francisco.*
66. Frederick Peter Wagner, January 28, 1974, San Francisco.
67. Thomas Bates, January 29, 1974, Alameda.
68. Thomas Rainwater, April 1, 1974, San Francisco.
69. Linda Story, April 1, 1974, San Francisco.*
70. Terry White, April 14, 1974, San Francisco.*
71. Ward Anderson, April 14, 1974, San Francisco.*
72. Nelson I. Shield [Shields] IV, April 16, 194,7 [1974], San Francisco.
73. Joseph FM Belmore April 24, 1974, Sacramento.

[On or about the same date as the Belmore murder, Raymond Silva, 53, was ambushed in an alley behind his Sacramento home, and killed by an assassin with a shotgun blast.]


Love and Pizza: Couple Had Sex Inside Domino’s

 


Offender Daniela Hirt
 

Reader-Researcher RC
 


Couple who had sex in Domino's spared jail time
| Fox News
A couple from the United Kingdom that was caught on surveillance footage having sex in a Domino’s has been spared jail time.
www.foxnews.com


R.C.: Something is oven-baked.


The Independent‏Verified account @Independent
Couple caught having sex in Domino's pizza may be jailed

timothy‏ @beartown 22 Sep 2017
Replying to @Independent
How did they fit inside the pizza?


Monday, February 19, 2018

Democrat Party is Back Organizing “Grassroots” Gun-Grabber Marches and Walkouts All over the Country Among Lefty Student and Teacher Activists, with MSM Support

 


Emma Gonzalez
 



‘Listen to the children’: Hysterical rant by Parkland High student Emma Gonzalez is being promoted by all of the leftwing MSM. “He wouldn’t have harmed as many students with a knife!”... "To every politican that is taking donations from the NRA, shame on you!"
“Excerpt from CNN. Parkland Fl Student Emma Gonzales challenges Trump and congress to stop taking money from the NRA. Emma thanks for the prayers but they won't do anything to get AR-15s off the market. NJ.ORG supports responsible gun ownership.”
 



While less hysterical, equally brain-dead young Parkland High DPUSA activist and Parkland High student, Cameron Kasky, fantasizes that if the government seizes every law-abiding citizen’s private firearms, no more students will be shot. “My message to the people in office is you're either with us or against us.” Well, I’m against them, and so are hundreds of millions of other liberty-loving Americans.

After insisting that this is not partisan, Kasky gives himself away:

“This isn’t about the GOP, this isn’t about the Democrats. This is about us creating a badge of shame for any politicians who are accepting money from the NRA, and using us as collateral.”
 

By Nicholas Stix

USA TODAY is a rabidly Democrat outfit like its corporate home, Gannett. Gannett is so vicious, in its hatred of law-abiding gun owners, that in 2012, its Westchester, N.Y, Journal News paper sued to get a list of all legal, suburban gun owners in Westchester, and published their names and addresses.

Gannett was seeking to provoke violence, and possibly even murder against law-abiding gun owners. Its employees and bosses care not a whit about reducing violence. On the contrary; they support violent criminals.

The coordinated attacks on the NRA have the DPUSA’s fingerprints all over them. Every speaker stays on message, whether it’s a high school student, or 79-year-old Diane Ravitch. Whom do they think they’re kidding, with their talk of this not being a partisan matter?
 

Too soon to talk about guns? Here's a time, school shooting survivors say: March 24
By John Bacon
Published 2:18 p.m. ET Feb. 18, 2018 | Updated 4:25 p.m. ET Feb. 18, 2018
USA TODAY

….

“‘Organize sit-ins, teach-ins, walkouts, marches,’ Diane Ravitch urged. ‘It's time to let our legislators know that they must stand up to the gun lobby.’”

[Poor Diane Ravitch. She started out as a Rooseveltian liberal education historian, and was for many years the scourge of the Marxist teacher ed establishment. Neo-conservatism became the default position for her and other Rooseveltian liberals.

But then she hit her seventies (she’s hitting 80 on July 1st), realized that the clock was running out on her, and started obituary shopping. Since the people who would be writing her obits were mostly Marxists, getting a nice sendoff required that Ravitch reverse her positions. She started writing rants attacking her erstwhile neocon allies.

“The gun lobby” is standard DPUSA boilerplate, and Ravitch never had anything to do with gun politics, in the first place! She has thrown all scruples over board.]

"‘Politicians are telling us that now is not the time to talk about guns. March For Our Lives believes the time is now," the group said in a statement announcing the march. "Not one more — we cannot allow one more child to be shot at school."…

[No policy in the world will achieve that goal. Thus, anyone demanding it is either an imbecile, or a deceiver. I put my money on deceiver. Note, too, the deceptive language: None of the victims was a “child.” They were teenagers, and one adult.]

“The March For Our Lives goes beyond the Parkland massacre, organizers say. The group says it was inspired, created and led by students across the nation who refuse to risk more lives by going to school while adults fail to take action.

[“Reporter” John Bacon simply takes them at their word. When was the last time that a leftwing movement touting itself as grassroots in this county turned out to be anything but Democrat astroturfing? Remember the There is a long history of this, especially regarding gun-grabbers. Bacon can’t possibly be as dumb as he sounds.

Back in 2000, Donna Dees-Thomases organized the Million Mom March against guns. More like the Thousand Mom March. Anyway, Dees-Thomases was presented as an ordinary mom leading a grassroots movement, when in fact she was a hotshot, well-connected PR pro, who got millions of dollars in corporate back, and the sister-in-law of Hillary Clinton consigliere, Susan Thomases. And the Clintons were still in the White House.

“But such baby steps aren't enough for Dees-Thomases, 42, a housewife and mother of two young children from Short Hills, N.J., who is trying to turn her outrage over gun violence into a national movement. If each of us has a tipping point for tragedy, Dees-Thomases' happened last August, as she watched TV coverage of nursery-school children holding hands in a line and being led away from a shooting spree at the North Valley Jewish Community Center in Granada Hills, Calif. ‘I just thought, “Those children could be my own!"’ she says. ‘So I decided to try and do something before it was too late.’ Dees-Thomases scrawled her plans for a march on Washington on the back of an envelope. Within a week, she had reserved the Mall for an event she didn't yet have any participants for. Classified ads in local papers advertised an 800 number, and contacts with gun-violence victims' groups across the country helped disseminate the word through e-mail and Internet news groups.”]

“Among the group's leaders is Cameron Kasky, an 11th-grader at the Parkland school. Kasky had gone to pick up his brother from his special-needs classroom Wednesday when the fire alarm went off. They went outside but were told to hustle back into the classroom. Unsure what was going on, they waited for an hour before a SWAT team ushered them to safety. But many of their teachers and fellow students were not so fortunate.”

“‘People are saying that it’s not time to talk about gun control. And we can respect that,’ Kasky told ABC's This Week. ‘Here’s a time: March 24th in every single city. We are going to be marching together as students begging for our lives.’”

[Garbage. I haven’t heard anyone say that. People who support liberty and oppose tyranny will tell you that it’s never time to talk about gun control, but they’re also not afraid of countering the gun-grabbers’ lies.]

“The group wants the safety and lives of students to become a priority. They demand a comprehensive bill be immediately brought before Congress to address gun control, the statement says.”

[Bacon is really hamming it up here. “The group wants the safety and lives of students to become a priority.” So, anyone who opposes them doesn’t care about students? That’s pathetic. The DPUSA always has to short circuit debate, and John Bacon unwittingly telegraphed his leftwing politics.]

“‘School safety is not a political issue,’ the group says. [It sure as heck is to them!] ‘There cannot be two sides to doing everything in our power to ensure the lives and futures of children who are at risk of dying when they should be learning, playing and growing.

“The group says students shouldn't go to school wondering every day whether it might be their last.

“‘Change is coming. And it starts now, inspired by and led by the kids who are our hope for the future,’ the statement says. ‘Their young voices will be heard. Stand with us on March 24. Refuse to allow one more needless death.”

[Every major social policy causes deaths. Whenever someone says he supports a policy, “if it would save one life,” he’s lying through his teeth. Indeed, in addition to being a lie, the variations on saving a single life are among the dumbest statements in wide circulation. When it comes to safety, it’s all about the net gain. But this country was founded based not on safety, anyway, but on liberty.]