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Saturday, November 18, 2017

The TCM Film Noir for Sunday, November 19, at 10 a.m. ET is Night and the City (1950), Starring Richard Widmark and Gene Tierney

 

 

By David in TN
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 12:51:00 A.M. EST

The TCM Film Noir for Sunday, November 19, at 10 a.m. ET is Night and the City (1950).

 

Night and the City (1950): Stanislaus Zbyszko, Richard Widmark, and Mike Mazurki
 

Richard Widmark brings his characterization (with the giggle) from Kiss of Death (1947).
 

Tierney and Widmark
 

Gene Tierney, billed as "the most beautiful woman in the history of the movies," co-stars as the Widmark character's night club singer girlfriend. It's another case of the girl can't help being in love with the wrong guy.
 

 

Set in London, Widmark plays a hustler involved in, of all things, London's wrestling game. The usual noir themes of betrayal, greed, etc., make up the plot.

 

Richard Widmark's character, Harry Fabian, on the run
 

The German title translates as The Rat of Soho
 

 

N.S.: I saw the original as a teenager, but roughly 20 years later I saw the eponymous 1992 remake, starring Robert De Niro and Jessica Lange. The remake pushed out virtually all of my memories of the original, except for a vague recollection of the desperate loser Widmark played—I’d completely forgotten that Gene Tierney played his girlfriend. How could I have forgotten the world's most famous overbite?!
 

 

In the remake, wrestling was replaced with boxing, and the whole thing took place, if memory serves, in Greenwich Village. I believe the Jessica Lange character was married.
 

 

“Professional Jew” comic Alan King (a staple on The Ed Sullivan Show, during my childhood), who was also an excellent actor, played a menacing, mobbed-up fight promoter, and the great Jack Warden, who was once a pug in real life, played the King character’s ancient brother, who had once been a champion prizefighter.

If memory serves, the Lange character was married to tough-guy barkeep Cliff Gorman.
 

 

Robert De Niro pissed away his career playing one loser after another, particularly in movies directed by his idiot friend, Martin Scorsese. This one—directed by one of Scorcese’s erstwhile producers, Irwin Winkler—is pretty good. It has excellent ambience.

I remember one line from it—the desperate De Niro character, Harry Fabian, is on the phone. A guy he’s hitting up for money tells him, “No can do.” Fabian responds, “No can do? What's that, a Chinese appetizer?”

[Full disclosure: I had to look up the final line.]

De Niro played too many pathetic losers and otherwise unsympathetic characters, and not enough heroes. (Maybe that's why he made so many bombs. New York, New York. The King of Comedy. Night and the City. This Boy's Life. Falling in Love. Night and the City.) Loser roles are for character actors. Richard Widmark was a great actor, may he rest in peace, but you didn’t see him stick with Tommy Udos and Harry Fabians, did you?

It was almost impossible to find good images from the remake. The jackwagons at alamy slapped their stupid name all over most of the clear images, as if they owned the copyright. Since they don’t, they are probably guilty of copyright infringement.

I was also unable to find a single good poster from the remake.

 


Summing Up Lee Marvin, the World’s Greatest Heavy, in 17 Words

 

TCM came up with this poster many years after the original release
 

By Nicholas Stix

“When Lee Marvin asks if you want two lumps with your coffee, he's not talking about sugar.”

I found this quote on Google Images, ascribed to a blog called Ruthless Reviews, about Marvin’s character in The Big Heat. Yet when I went there, the quote was nowhere to be found. And when I Googled under the quote, Google told me—wrongly, since I’d found it via Google!—there was no such quote.

 

Gloria Grahame and Glenn Ford, in The Big Heat
 

No Justice in Connecticut: White, “kind-hearted giant” Murdered 7; Now Terrorized Taxpayers Get Double Insult of Having to Support Him for the Rest of His Squalid Life

 


Two mug shots, over the years, of serial killer William Devin Howell
 


Killer of 7 in Connecticut sentenced to life in prison

By AP
November 17, 2017 at 4:47 pm CST
KSN-TV

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — An East Coast drifter who killed seven people in Connecticut in 2003 and drove a van he called the "murder mobile" was sentenced Friday to life in prison.

A state judge handed down six consecutive life sentences to William Devin Howell during an emotional hearing where victims' relatives spoke about how the killings devastated their lives. Howell pleaded guilty to murder charges in September.

"He stripped away the youth from us and made me and my brother orphans," said Tiffany Menard, daughter of victim Mary Jane Menard.
She called Howell a "monster" and said she tried to kill herself two times after her mother disappeared.

Howell is believed to be the most prolific serial killer in Connecticut history — not counting mass shootings. The seven killings topped the Connecticut body count of serial killer Michael Ross, who killed six women in eastern Connecticut and two in New York, and was executed in 2005.

The 47-year-old Howell, from Hampton, Virginia, cried and apologized to the victims' families during the hearing, saying he deserved the death penalty and his acts were "monstrous, cowardly and selfish." The state Supreme Court abolished Connecticut's death penalty in 2015 [for future crimes, but not for earlier ones].

"I know what awaits me ... a slow painful death in prison," said Howell, who talked about his diabetes and possible limb amputation and organ failure in the future. "I hope that provides some comfort to each of the families."

The bodies of all seven of Howell's victims were found buried in a wooded area behind a strip mall in New Britain, about 15 miles southwest of Hartford.

Three bodies were found in 2007, and the other remains were discovered in 2015, when authorities went back to the site.

All seven victims disappeared in 2003, when Howell was mowing lawns and working other odd jobs. They were identified as Mary Jane Menard, 40, of New Britain; Joyvaline Martinez, 24, of East Hartford; Diane Cusack, 53, of New Britain; Melanie Ruth Camilini, 29, of Seymour; Marilyn Gonzalez, 26, of Waterbury; Danny Lee Whistnant, 44, of New Britain; and Nilsa Arizmendi, 33, of Wethersfield.

Howell was arrested in May 2005 in Hampton, Virginia, in connection with Arizmendi's death and later pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

He sexually assaulted three of the women and kept one of the bodies in his van for two weeks, sleeping next to the body and calling the victim his "baby," according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

Howell told a cellmate there was a monster inside him and described himself as a "sick ripper," according to the warrant.

He also told the fellow inmate he kept one of women's bodies wrapped up in his van because it was too cold outside to bury her, the warrant said. He said he cut off the tips of her fingers, dismantled her bottom jaw and disposed of the body parts in Virginia, the document said.

Authorities said they found blood in the van that matched the blood of one of the victims, along with videotapes of Howell having sex with women.

Police said a main connection among most of the victims was their use of drugs.

Howell called the burial site his "garden" and said the victims should have known they were going to die because of the lifestyles they led, the warrant said.


Video: Gary Oldman Gives the Performance of the Year, in Fighting Islam: Darkest Hour

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix




jeremytapsell
1 month ago

"Because Winston was actually a massive white supremacist himself. Can't believe they are making him out to be a hero."

N.S.: Let me guess: Anyone opposed to worldwide white genocide is a "massive white supremacist." You need to take a look at the genocidal racist in the mirror, bub.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Racist, Baltimore Murder of White Bartender: Third Suspect in Early Tuesday Shooting Death of Alex Wroblewski Has been Taken into Custody

 

War crime victim Alex Wroblewski
 

By Prince George’s County Ex-Pat

At WBAL.

 


War crime suspect Tonya (also spelled Tanya) Hayes

Al Franken’s Sexual Assault: The Smoking Pic

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix
 


Victim Leeann Tweeden and You-Know-Who
 

Mark Steyn on Contemporary Policing

By An Old Friend

Steyn, in 1999: When Vice President Gore suggested amalgamating these warring, inefficient, acronymic agencies into one slimmed-down ultra-efficient DEATFBI, the president ruled against it on the grounds that it would send ( all together now ) the "wrong signal": having lots of agencies, no matter how useless, sends the right signal. So, across the country, undercover DEA agents are staking out undercover FBI agents who are selling drugs to undercover DEA agents who are staking out undercover ATF agents.

Steyn, 2017: I thought of that line when I read this story:
The encounter started when two special operations officers from the department's 12th Precinct were working on a drug bust on Andover, a notoriously drug-heavy area of the city.

The officers were pretending to be dealing narcotics in hopes that eager customers would approach before being arrested and having their vehicles seized.

But problems started when another group of undercover special operations officers from the 11th Precinct approached, posing as buyers.
Steyn again, in 2017: So a group of undercover officers pretending to be drug dealers confronts another group of undercover officers pretending to be drug buyers, at which point they all start brawling with each other: "No, I'm staking you out!" "Screw you. I was staking you out first," etc.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

“A form of emancipation”: Meet the World’s Most Expensive Prostitute

 

 

Her working name is “Giselle.”

Or is that, "Madame Secretary"?

At The Daily Mail.

Postscript: Hillary Clinton sold herself for $145 million, though she wasn't selling her virginity, just America's national security.


MSNBC Broadcasts Fake Poll Showing Doug Jones Suddenly Running Away from Roy Moore in Alabama

By Nicholas Stix

Wednesday evening, MSNBC was promoting a poll which, it claims, shows Democrat Senatorial candidate Doug Jones way ahead of Judge Roy Moore, 51-39, after Moore has been ahead of Jones by 8-10 points, even after the “evidence,” as MSNBC and its leftwing allies call the charges of women that Moore groped, or dated, or violated them 100 years or so ago, as well as the "corroborating evidence" of women who claim that the "victims" told them about the incidents.

None of what MSNBC called evidence actually was evidence. Hearsay, evidence-free charges, rumors, rumors about rumors, and a possibly forged high school yearbook do not constitute evidence.

The poll was conducted by … nobody knows. When I was watching, MSNBC’s fake news reader, Ari Melber, said he didn’t know who conducted the poll.

As phony as some big-name polls are, when a fake news center tells you they have a poll with numbers that completely contradict what we’ve heretofore known, but they don’t know where the poll came from, they’re from the Mary Mapes School of Journalism.

I looked up “Roy Moore” and 51-39, and learned that the poll was conducted by the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

Ari Melber didn’t want to say that, because the NRSC is an even more than usually self-interested organization that has cut off all relations to Moore, and seeks to sink his senate candidacy. I guess he feared that had he said ‘The poll was conducted by the National Republican Senatorial Committee,’ he would have looked ridiculous.

(At the time, I checked MSNBC's Web site, and could not find any stories promoting the "poll.")

But not to MSNBC’s audience. As long as a poll makes a white devil look bad, they don’t care about credibility.

Yet Another Hate Hoax—There Must be Hundreds Per Day Now—at a Chesterfield, Missouri High School; Fox/KTVI Fake News Reporters Kevin S. Held and Kelley Hoskins, and Fake News director Audrey Prywitch Win Duranty-Blair Award, Journalism’s Biggest Booby Prize

By Nicholas Stix



A ‘tip ‘o the hate to Countenance Blog: “It’s Not Okay to be White in Chesterfield.”

Considering that not only reporters but civilian newsaholics have for years been confronted with constant hate/rape hoaxes, in which the “victims” (read perps) were members of a protected group, anytime a new charge crops up, one should presume it’s a hoax, until proven otherwise. To do otherwise is to be utterly dishonest, or to act as if one were severely retarded.

Every time an alleged reporter acts as if an alleged “hate crime” were horrific, and not to be challenged, that media operative has earned himself a Duranty-Blair.

The Duranty-Blair Award recognizes those journalists whose work embodies the spirit of Walter Duranty and Jayson Blair, two of the most notorious “journalists” in the history of the Fourth Estate. It is no accident that both men worked for the New York Times.

Walter Duranty wrote a series of early 1930s dispatches from the Soviet Union, where he was Times Moscow bureau chief, in which he lied about the Ukrainian Holocaust, in which Stalin deliberately starved millions of Kulaks (farmers) to death, through a man-made famine. Instead of reporting the truth, Duranty reported that the peasants were happy and well-fed, and was rewarded for his lies with a Pulitzer Prize.

Jayson Blair (here, here, and here) was an early 2000s black affirmative action hire, who alternately plagiarized reporters at other newspapers, and fabricated articles out of whole cloth, all for stories set hundreds and even thousands of miles away, while he sat in New York City cafés.
 

[Previous Duranty-Blair winners are:

CBS News producer Mary Mapes in 2004;

Seven reporters and editors at the New Orleans Times-Picayune in 2006;

ABC News reporter Brian Ross in 2012;

Peter Berger (not the brilliant sociologist), of The American Interest, in 2013;

Associated Press operative Tom Hays, in 2014;

New York Times operative Farhad Manjoo in September, 2016;

CNN’s Symone Sanders (2), Don Lemon, and Kate Bolduan (2), in November 2016;

New York Times Propaganda Officer Francis X. Clines in March 2017;

CNN Activist Jim Sciutto, in May 2017;

Associated Press “Reporter” Duncan Mansfield (posthumous), in September 2017;

CBS Sports operative Jack Maloney, Chairman Sean McManus, and President David Berson;

Associated Press operative Julie Pace, in October 2017; and

Associated Press Executive Editor Sally Buzbee and Managing Editor Brian Carovillano.]
 

Racial slur written on bathroom mirror at Parkway Central
Posted 12:44 p.m., November 15, 2017, by Kevin S. Held and Kelley Hoskins, Updated at 10:13 A.M., November 15, 2017
FOX2NOW/KTVI St. Louis

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. – Officials at Parkway Central High School are working to determine who wrote a racial slur and the phrase ‘White Lives Matter’ on a mirror inside a campus bathroom.

It was not immediately known if the illicit graffiti was drawn in a boys or girls restroom.

Principal Timothy McCarthy sent out the following email to parents and students:

PCH Community,

Regretfully, I am sending this email to share with you information regarding an incident that transpired at Central High this morning. Someone wrote on the mirrors in a Central High restroom a phrase that included the N word. An image of the phrase quickly spread on social media; students are understandably upset.

In response, I addressed students and staff via the PA; below is the text of my announcement. Please know that we take this offense seriously and will work diligently to investigate the incident. Also know that we are committed to partnering with you, our parents, to support all and each of our students. Please contact me with questions and concerns.

Sincerely,

Tim McCarthy
Principal, PCH

In an announcement to the school, McCarthy said the actions represent a grievous violation of the school's code of conduct and flies in the face of the school's values.

"As your building principal, actions and speech which degrade an individual’s human dignity; actions and speech which are motivated by hate, not love, have no place in school, they have no place at Central High," McCarthy said.

Fox 2 News will have more information on this story as it becomes available.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Navigating the Post-Apocalyptic Countenance Blog

By Nicholas Stix

User instructions here.

Things are Looking Up Around Here, but I Still Need Your Help!

This has been the best month, in terms of writing for commissions, that I’ve had in a couple of years.

At the beginning of the month, I had two major publications on the same day: My big report on Salvadoran gangs in America for The Social Contract, edited by the great Wayne Lutton, and my article on “the Final Solution to the German Question,” for the legendary Peter Brimelow at VDARE.

Then, last night, Peter published the first of two or more planned reports on the prosecutions of the Inauguration Day riots.

Three big reports are enough work to fill a month. And Wayne and Peter do pay me for my work. The problem is that in the world of guerilla journalism, editors can’t pay enough to feed my hungry babies, both of whom are much bigger than me.

At Rolling Stone, Jann Wenner pays much better… except that he paid $42,900 a pop for hoaxes, got himself sued into the poorhouse, and is now trying to unload his baby.

I’m not in the hoax business, but I am in the hoax-hunting business.

Please send a generous donation of whatever you can afford, via the PayPal “donate” button above, in order to keep me in hoaxes.

I thank you, and your posterity will, too.

Sincerely,

Nicholas Stix

CTRL-left


Re: “To Defend America—Will Inauguration Day AntiFa Rioters Get ‘Exemplary Sentencing’?”
 

Hi Mr. Stix. I refer to the hard left as CTRL-left. Feel free to use the term. I enjoy your articles. Please keep my anonymity.

Best,

[Deleted]

Richard Falknor on Stix on Germany




By Nicholas Stix

I don’t know who Richard Falknor is, but he’s obviously brilliant!

The Countenance Blogmeister is Back, and He’s on Fire!

By Nicholas Stix

Four months ago, my favorite blogger, who routinely referred to me as “my biggest fan,” and whom I referred to as the nation’s most brilliant political analyst, came thisclose to buying the farm.

He was coming out of a business dinner, and opening his driver’s side car door to get inside, when a white man who was intently concentrating on texting, while ignoring the road, ran him down.

The Blogmeister’s head slammed off the ground, and he was left with severe brain trauma.

For weeks, he was a zombie, and then things got really bad, and he almost died at least one more time. Seizures. His eyes looking as if no one’s home.

I know what I know of this case, because he has a heroically great lawman friend, Puggg, who kept the faithful informed, to the degree that the Blogmeister’s lawyer permitted him. He also has a wonderful uncle and mom and has had competent medical care.

I am not a religious man, but I’m not ashamed to say that I’ve prayed for this man. (I hope God’s not a Democrat!)

He’s not out of the woods yet, but yesterday he blogged again for the first time in four months, he was on a tear (something like 20 blog items, longer than usual), and the blogs all sound just like his pre-texter self.

The difference shows up in his comments. He has a form of amnesia, regarding names. Thus, you may be a longtime reader, but he may not recognize your name.

I had been prepared for this (I believe Puggg had warned us), but I got a bittersweet surprise. He did recall my name, but not as a reader, or as his “biggest fan.” It seems there’s a famous blogger named Nicholas Stix, who has a blog called “NSU.” He wondered if I might be the same person.

The brain is one of life’s great mysteries. It appears that the Blogmeister’s brain has largely been able to heal itself with minimal IQ loss. He’s even devoted at least one blog to science. His amnesia may have to be dealt with “manually,” by people telling him who they are, periodically reminding him, and his working on mnemonic techniques.

Countenance, you brilliant bastard, I read your blog!

Hello World, Take Two. 

Mass Murder in Northern California: White Shooter Kevin Janson Neal, 44, Slaughters 4, Wounds 6; He Sought to Wipe Out Elementary School; Quick-Thinking Staffers Saved Many More Lives

 


Kevin Janson Neal
 

By Nicholas Stix

Update, Wednesday, November 15, 11:31 p.m.: A fifth victim of Neal's died today of his wounds.

Gunman wildly sprays school with bullets, and quick action prevents mass bloodshed
November 15, 2017, 2 a.m.
L.A. Times

Students were playing in the schoolyard at Rancho Tehama Elementary, waiting for the morning bell to ring, when gunshots erupted a quarter mile away.

Teachers and staff immediately rushed the children into classrooms and under desks, locking the doors.

A white Ford F-150 crashed through the front gate as they hunkered down, the driver emerging with a semiautomatic rifle. Wearing a ballistics vest, he stormed into the quad and shot at the walls and windows, but was unable to enter the schoolrooms. After several agonizing minutes, the shots stopped. The gunman got back in the stolen pickup and moved on to other targets in this dusty enclave in the hayfields of Northern California.

At least four people would die at his hands, before the 45-minute killing rampage ended when officers, firing in pursuit on a rural road, rammed his car and shot him to death, authorities said.

They said the lockdown by the school and the bold action by the officers prevented a greater death toll.

“This incident, as tragic and bad as it is, could have been so much worse if it wasn’t for the quick-thinking staff at our elementary school,” said Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston. “I really want to say that the quick action of those school officials, there is no doubt in my mind based on the video that I saw, saved countless lives and children.”

No children died at the school, although two suffered gunshot wounds and were airlifted to hospitals, witnesses said....

[Read the rest here.]

Crashout! He Escaped from Stir, Only to be Run Down and Killed

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

Dog Fatally Struck by Vehicle After Escaping From Pet Hotel in La Habra, Owner Says
By Kacey Montoya
November 14, 2017 at 10:49 P.M.
KTLA

An 11-year-old dog was fatally struck by a vehicle after escaping from a boarding facility in La Habra, according to the pet's owner, who spoke out Tuesday with a warning to others. Kacey Montoya reports from La Habra for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Nov. 14, 2017.

Will Justice be Meted Out to Inauguration Day AntiFa Rioters, or Will Communism/Anarchism Once Again be Affirmed by America’s Ruling Class? My New Report is Up!

 

 

To Defend America—Will Inauguration Day AntiFa Rioters Get “Exemplary Sentencing”?
By Nicholas Stix
November 15, 2017, 12:32 a.m.
VDARE

….

[E]ither the law is enforced against America’s emerging totalitarian Alt-Left or they will succeed in suppressing debate in the public square as completely as they have already done in colleges. (Or, of course, patriots could fight back—in which case they may find themselves attacked by Democrat-controlled law enforcement, as in Charlottesville. This is anarcho-tyranny). Unfortunately, early signs are not all good.

On Wednesday November 15, the first trial of defendants charged with felony riot and as many as seven other felonies arising out of the Inauguration Day disturbances is scheduled to begin jury selection. Seven defendants will be in the dock:…

[Read the whole thing at VDARE.]

Associated Press Executive Editor Sally Buzbee and Managing Editor Brian Carovillano Each Win a Duranty-Blair Award for Journalistic Infamy

By Nicholas Stix

When I bestow a Duranty-Blair Award on a worthy media operative, I also try and give D-Bs to the guilty party’s managing and executive editor. The editors determine what is permissible material form their staffers, and are obligated to correct, retract, and/or disavow false and/or pernicious statements made by said staffers.

When I gave AP’s Julie Pace her Duranty-Blair on October 28, for lying about the Russia Game conspiracy against president-Elect and now President Trump, I neglected to similarly “honor” her propaganda bosses.

Thus, I hereby bestow on Associated Press Executive Editor Sally Buzbee and Managing Editor Brian Carovillano their very own Duranty-Blair Awards for Journalistic Infamy.

Neither propaganda boss has disavowed the acts of his operative, Pace. Should they do so, I will revoke their respective D-Bs.

The Duranty-Blair Award recognizes those journalists whose work embodies the spirit of Walter Duranty and Jayson Blair, two of the most notorious “journalists” in the history of the Fourth Estate. It is no accident that both men worked for the New York Times.

Walter Duranty wrote a series of early 1930s dispatches from the Soviet Union, where he was Times Moscow bureau chief, in which he lied about the Ukrainian Holocaust, in which Stalin deliberately starved millions of Kulaks (farmers) to death, through a man-made famine. Instead of reporting the truth, Duranty reported that the peasants were happy and well-fed, and was rewarded for his lies with a Pulitzer Prize.

Jayson Blair (here, here, and here) was an early 2000s black affirmative action hire, who alternately plagiarized reporters at other newspapers, and fabricated articles out of whole cloth, all for stories set hundreds and even thousands of miles away, while he sat in New York City cafés.

Julie Pace is the third Associated Press operative to win a Duranty-Blair, following Tom Hays in 2014, and Duncan Mansfield (posthumously) last month.

I have not given out D-Bs to Hays and Mansfield’s bosses, as I am unaware of who held the executive and managing editorships at the times of the winners’ offenses.
 

Previous Duranty-Blair winners are:

CBS News producer Mary Mapes in 2004;

Seven reporters and editors at the New Orleans Times-Picayune in 2006;

ABC News reporter Brian Ross in 2012;

Peter Berger (not the brilliant sociologist), of The American Interest, in 2013;

Associated Press operative Tom Hays, in 2014;

New York Times operative Farhad Manjoo in September, 2016;

CNN’s Symone Sanders (2), Don Lemon, and Kate Bolduan (2), in November 2016;

New York Times Propaganda Officer Francis X. Clines in March 2017;

CNN Activist Jim Sciutto, in May 2017;

Associated Press “Reporter” Duncan Mansfield (posthumous), in September 2017;

CBS Sports operative Jack Maloney, Chairman Sean McManus, and President David Berson; and

Associated Press operative Julie Pace, in October 2017.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Pretoria, South Africa – Murder and attempted murder are on the rise in Gauteng, according to the 2016/2017 Gauteng crime statistics

By Reader-Researcher R.C.


At News24.

Also at News24.

Crime stats don't reflect 'epidemic' scale of sexual assaults on children - expert

The latest crime statistics are not a true reflection of the magnitude of the child rape scourge in South Africa, says the director of Women and Men against Child Abuse.
www.news24.com



R.C.: Celebrate differences.

Just don't notice them.

Massachusetts: Aggressive, Two-Month-Long Hate Hoax Campaign Winds on at Westfield State University


By Reader-Researcher A.L.

Hoax again? Childish scrawl is the giveaway?

MassLive in September.

MassLive today.

Tampa’s Black, Seminole Heights Serial Killer Strikes for the Fourth Time!

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix
 

4th victim murdered in Tampa by possible serial killer
By Kayla Dawn Gladney
November 14, 2017 at 8:47 a.m.
WIAT

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Tampa police say a witness was able to provide a description of a suspect who is believed to have shot a man from behind, killing him, as he crossed a Seminole Heights street early Tuesday morning.

The crime scene is a few blocks away from a memorial that honors three people who were previously shot and killed in Seminole Heights. The murderer has not been caught.

At 4:51 a.m. on Tuesday, Tampa police officers responded to North Nebraska Ave and East McBerry Street after receiving a report of shots heard in the area.

Officers arrived on-scene within seconds and found an adult male, later identified as Ronald Felton, 60, deceased in the street. Witnesses tell police that Mr. Felton was crossing the street to meet someone when the suspect came up behind him and shot him.

Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan said police are treating the case as if it is linked to three previous murders in Seminole Heights.

“We think by their proximity and the manner it was done, they are linked,” said Dugan during a news conference on Tuesday morning. “We’re saying it’s related to the other Seminole Heights murders.”

The suspect is described as a black male, 6′ to 6′ 2″ tall and has a thin build and a light complexion. He was armed with a large black pistol and was last seen wearing all black clothing.

Police believe the murderer is still in the area. Police want residents to stay inside their homes.

Police have set up a perimeter in an effort to catch the killer. The perimeter has been set from Osborne Avenue to Hillsborough Avenue and Nebraska Street to North 15th Street.

Officers are continuing to gather information and are searching the neighborhood as the investigation continues. “I believe this person lives in this neighborhood,” said Dugan.

Anyone within the perimeter should remain indoors until advised, to allow the investigation to proceed.

The following Seminole Heights schools have been placed on “lock-in” status as a precaution:

• Edison Elementary School
• Seminole Heights Elementary School
• Lomax Elementary School
• Lockhart Elementary School
• Young Middle School
• Ferrell Middle School
• Memorial Middle School
• Hillsborough High School

Lock-in means access to the campus is tightly controlled. Students can be dropped off, but outdoor activities will not take place.

The Hillsborough County School District will work with Tampa police throughout the day to assess what procedures will need to be in place for dismissal at these schools, as well as any bus routes or bus stops that may need to be changed.

Police are asking residents to review any surveillance cameras they may have and share it with our detectives. “Make sure your video is up and running,” said Dugan.

Anyone who may have any information, should call Tampa police at (813) 231-6130.

Any Seminole Heights resident who owns a gun should also verify its location. If it is missing, it should be reported immediately.

Nebraska Avenue remains closed to traffic in both directions between Hillsborough Avenue and Osborne Avenue. Motorists are urged to find alternate routes.

People living in Seminole Heights have been on edge after the murders of three people. All three victims, 22-year-old Benjamin Mitchell, 32-year-old Monica Hoffa and 20-year-old Anthony Naiboa were found within one mile of each other.

• On Oct. 19, victim Anthony Naiboa, 20, was walking north on 15th Street in the area of Wilder Avenue when he was shot and killed.
• On Oct. 13, victim Monica Hoffa, 32, was found in a vacant lot in the 1000 block of New Orleans Avenue. She was shot and killed.
• On Oct. 9, victim Benjamin Mitchell, 22, was waiting for a bus on North 15th Street and Frierson Avenue. Mitchell was shot and later died of the injuries he sustained. Witnesses described seeing a black man in his early 20’s, wearing a dark hooded jacket, running from the area where this shooting took place.

The reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect now stands at $41,000.

Police have released a video of a “person of interest” who was recorded running from the scene of the first murder. You can watch the video here.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect(s) is also asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477, report anonymously online or send a tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application.

Stay with WFLA.com and watch WFLA TV for updates about this breaking story.


Monday, November 13, 2017

Tesla Inc.’s production floor is a "hotbed for racist behavior," more than 100 African-American employees claimed in a lawsuit in which they alleged black workers at the electric carmaker suffer severe and pervasive harassment

By Reader-Researcher RC

At Zero Hedge.

N.S. I'll bet the ranch that either they're lying, or the people "dropping Ns" are themselves black.

Is President George H.W. Bush Evil and Despicable? According to Sean Hannity, the Answer is, Unequivocally, “Yes”

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

On his Fox News Channel show, Hannity has repeatedly, since last Thursday, said that any man who “sexually harasses” any female, is “evil and despicable.” Not rape, not murder, not even groping.

Such feminist hyperbole is not helping Judge Roy Moore, even though helping Moore is clearly Hannity’s goal.
 

Another woman accuses George H.W. Bush of groping
By AP
November 13, 2017 at 2:41 p.m. EST
WATE

HOUSTON (AP) — Another woman has stepped forward to accuse former President George H.W. Bush of inappropriately touching her.

Roslyn Corrigan told Time magazine that she was 16 when Bush grabbed her buttocks as she posed for a photo with him in 2003 at a gathering of CIA officers north of Houston. She attended the event with her mother and father, who was an intelligence analyst.

"My initial action was absolute horror. I was really, really confused," she told the magazine. "The first thing I did was look at my mom and, while he was still standing there, I didn't say anything. What does a teenager say to the ex-president of the United States? Like, 'Hey dude, you shouldn't have touched me like that?'"

A spokesman for the 41st president, Jim McGrath, said in a statement Monday that Bush regrets any offensive actions.

"George Bush simply does not have it in his heart to knowingly cause anyone distress, and he again apologizes to anyone he offended during a photo op," he said.

Time spoke with seven people who said they had been told by Corrigan about the encounter in the years afterward.

Corrigan is at least the fifth woman to say Bush groped her. Time reports that a sixth woman, a retired journalist in Pennsylvania, posted to Facebook last month that Bush touched her from behind during a 2004 photo opportunity.

The stories came to light after television actress Heather Lind said last month that Bush, now 93, touched her from behind and told a dirty joke while they were posing for a 2014 photo. McGrath at the time explained that Bush has been in a wheelchair for about five years "so his arm falls on the lower waist of people with whom he takes pictures." Bush, who served as president from 1989 to 1993, has vascular parkinsonism, a rare syndrome that mimics Parkinson's disease, and he uses a wheelchair for mobility.

"To try to put people at ease, the president routinely tells the same joke — and on occasion, he has patted women's rears in what he intended to be a good-natured manner," McGrath said.

Bush was standing alongside Corrigan for the photo taken in 2003. McGrath's statement Monday did not elaborate.

Onetime National Murder Champ, Gary, Indiana is Back in the Headlines with Mass Shooting of 7!

By Prince George’s County Ex-Pat

Gary, Ind. — Authorities say seven people have been shot and one man is in custody in a single incident in Gary, Indiana.

At the Detroit News.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

ESPN’s Rabid PC Ploy Hasn’t Paid; Racial Socialist “Sports” Network Set for Another Round of Massive Firings; New York Daily News Offers Bizarro World Cover Story

By Nicholas Stix

Nowhere in the below-linked exercise in misdirection does Daily News operative Nicholas Parco mention the obvious reason for ESPN’s tanking ratings: Its support of the racist Left, including the black supremacist player-criminals whose disrespect for the American anthem has turned off patriotic white viewers, who in turn have turned off the NFL.

At the New York Daily News.

Man Who Shot, Chased Down Sutherland Springs Shooter: “I am not a hero”

By A Texas Reader

At KSAT.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

The Usual Suspects, in Indianapolis: Two Black Women Attack a McDonald’s Restaurant, and Attack Manager over… You Won’t Believe It… on Second Thought, You Will

Sat, Nov 11, 2017 7:48 p.m.
Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

These are the fruits of the civil rights movement.

One unusual aspect of this crime is that the perps were slim enough to fit through the drive-thru window.

Although I’m sure that these women are career criminals, I wouldn’t be surprised to find that they have “no criminal history,” because they are almost never arrested, and when they are, their crimes are “disappeared,” either by police, or the criminal justice system. It’s not even a given that the Indianapolis PD will bother hunting them down for their most recent crime.

The sort of person who would lie about how many chicken nuggets they ordered, and then leverage that lie, to commit criminal invasion, trespassing, assault and battery, and vandalism, commits violent and property crimes on a regular basis.

Note the dishonest headline an editor gave this story: "Fight erupts."

There was no "fight," there was a violent crime. An honest headline would have been something on the order of, Women Invade McDonald's, Batter Manager, and Damage Property, after Trying to Extort Free Chicken Nuggets.

I wish that the witness had not given her name to the media, even if she is from out of town.

What happened in that Indy McDonald’s is something that happens every week, if not every day, somewhere in the remains of America.
 

Fight erupts in Indianapolis Drive-thru over chicken nuggets
By Javion Simmons
November 11, 2017 at 6:48 p.m.
WKRN

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — An argument over chicken nuggets got out of hand when police said two women attacked the manager of a 24-hour McDonald’s restaurant through the drive-thru window.

The fight was caught on camera by another customer. It happened around 2:30 Friday morning at the McDonald’s near 16th and Meridian.

The customer, who recorded the incident, told 24-Hour News 8 she’s visiting from out of state and went to McDonald’s to get a cup of coffee when she heard someone yelling.

“I was like, ‘This can’t be happening in front of me right now,’” said Monique McNeely, who witnessed the incident.

McNeely said she was waiting in the drive-thru lane when out of nowhere, two women got out of their car and jumped into the drive-thru window.

“It was a little bit disturbing at first, but I knew that if I got it on video that I would be able to help the individuals inside the McDonald’s because this is proof that, you know, something horrible was happening to these individuals,” she said.

Cellphone video taken by McNeely shows a silver car, but the driver and passenger of that car are nowhere to be seen inside the car– just in the drive-thru window.

“They did it with such tenacity and force, so it really did scare me. I thought they were robbing, at first, I thought they were robbing the McDonald’s there,” she said.

Moments later, you can see the two women on video climbing out of the window, yelling and screaming at the manager before driving off.
“I couldn’t even imagine being one of the workers and seeing somebody coming into that window like that. That would really freak me out,” she said.

The manager told 24-Hour News 8 off-camera that he’d experienced a lot of things working in the fast food business, but nothing like this.

He said the women pulled up to the second window of the drive-thru and said they hadn’t been given all of the nuggets they ordered. The manager said they placed an order for four nuggets, not 10, and even showed them the receipt.

He said the women asked if they could place an order for them at that time, and the manager told them they would have to drive around and order at the sign board.

According to a police report, the manager told them, “Have a nice day,” and that’s when the situation escalated to this.

“All I knew was I had to just keep on rolling and keep on shooting that video because it was going to help the individuals inside especially that last bit of video because that’s when I captured the license plate number,” she said.

McNeely said she had no idea what the fight was about at the time and couldn’t believe it was over chicken nuggets.

“You have to treat others with respect, and you have to treat other with kindness and understand that mistakes happen and misunderstandings happen and miscommunications happen,” she said.

[But it doesn’t look like anyone made a mistake, or that there was a misunderstanding or miscommunication.]

24-Hour News 8 learned the women knocked over a basin full of tea and damaged the tablet register. The store manager was not injured.
Police said they are still investigating the incident.




Male Model Accuses Gay Enforcer and Affirmative Action Actor George Takei of Sexual Assault

By Nicholas Stix

At The Hollywood Reporter.

Meet Dominican Nightmare, Carlos Adolfo Gonzalez

 


 

By Nicholas Stix

At VDARE.

Victim or Perp? KHOU Flips the Script, Yet Again, on Charlottesville

 


Illegal alien Natalie Romero
 

By A Texas Reader

“She stood up to white nationalists and was severely hurt in the process. But the August attack in Charlottesville, Virginia isn't stopping Natalie Romero for standing up for what she believes in.”

N.S.: What garbage. How did she “[stand] up to white nationalists”?

What is it that she believes in? Reconquista? Murdering those who think differently?

“The 20-year old with Colombian roots was on a full scholarship to the University of Virginia. She graduated from Bellaire High School in 2016 where she was one of the highest-ranking JROTC members. Her story since the attack is serving as a beacon of hop”

What “attack”? She and her accomplices went to the rally on August 12, in order to violate the rights and persons of the Unite the Right demonstrators.



Charlottesville victim from Houston finds strength at home

By Melissa Correa
November 09, 2017, 7:01 P.M. CST
KHOU
Natalie Romero recently returned home to continue recovering from a skull fracture and injuries to her face.
 

ATR: So, she's another parasite from the Third World?

And full scholarship to UVA?

Why?

N.S.: Did she come to this country legally? If she was born here, was she born legally, or is she an illegal human being?

Answer: She’s an anchor baby.

“Her family immigrated from Colombia before Natalie was born in the U.S.”



So, she stole a scholarship, stole a place in JROTC, and will eventually steal an officer’s commission, and VA money for grad school, medical care, etc. And maybe run for office? And she imposes the Gospel of Reconquista, everywhere she goes.

“‘When asked what the atmosphere in Charlottesville was like during the white nationalist rally, ‘It was so ugly! It was the most terrifying thing I’ve ever seen,’ she said.

“‘Wow! In real life I saw Swastikas. I saw men saluting, like Nazis. I saw men with hammers. I saw all these things that in my life I thought that was over. In my life I thought I would never experience that,’ Romero said.”

A half-truth is a whole lie. While Romero may have seen white nationalists with hammers, they brought them for self-defense. Her Communist, anarchist, and black supremacist allies, however, brought weapons with which to attack, maim, and murder white nationalists. That the leftists failed to murder any white nationalists wasn’t for lack of trying. She saw Communists, et al., with all manner of deadly weapon, including bottles filled with cement, assaulting people who sought to peacefully demonstrate.

Like Natalie Romero, reconquista/AA KHOU operative Melissa Correa made a point of not mentioning that Jason Alex Fields Jr. hit the gas, after he was attacked, and that there were no hammer-wielding white nationalists near her when Fields hit her with his car, but there were several racist, aluminum baseball bat-wielding black men, who had come to kill white nationalists, and who attempted to murder Fields.

“The 20-year old with Colombian roots was on a full scholarship to the University of Virginia. [She was given the Illegal Alien, Free Ride Scholarship.] She graduated from Bellaire High School in 2016 where she was one of the highest-ranking JROTC members. Her story since the attack is serving as a beacon of hope for some many of her friends and strangers across the country.”

A beacon of hope for murderous, racist revolutionaries.

“The attack” was carried out by Natalie Romero’s accomplices.

Below is the only reader comment that the thread Nazis at KHOU permitted.

Bob Smith ·
Ider University

So OK to march and speak for what you think is right but NOT OK for those you disagree with to do the same. I hope you get your bu*tt kicked worse next time. Free speech is not just for those who think they should decide what is OK and what is not OK.
Nov 9, 2017 7:38 p.m.

The TCM Film Noir for Sunday, November 12, at 10 a.m. ET is the Classic Thriller, The Window (1949), Starring Tragic Hollywood Child Star, Bobby Driscoll

 

 

By David in TN
Friday, November 10, 2017 at 4:17:00 P.M. EST

The TCM Film Noir for Sunday, November 12, at 10 a.m. ET is The Window (1949). This film features Bobby Driscoll as a young boy who likes to tell stories he made up. One night, sleeping outside in the summer heat, he sees an actual murder. When he tries to tell people, they don't believe him.


 

 

Arthur Kennedy and Barbara Hale are the boy's parents. Ruth Roman and Paul Stewart are the sinister couple living on the floor above who killed a seaman, whom they were attempting to rob.

The film shows the condition of tenement dwellers among the New York City working class of the time.

Bobby Driscoll was a child actor whose career dried up as he got older, eventually turning to drugs. In 1968, age 31, he was found dead in an abandoned New York City tenement building, similar to the one in this film. He was buried, unidentified, in Potter’s Field.

 

James Baskett and Bobby Driscoll, in Song of the South (1946), the Oscar-winning picture which, thanks to racist agitation by the NAACP, was pulled by Disney from distribution. The NAACP reportedly currently has no present position on the picture, but terrified Disney is unwilling to change its status without a formal indulgence from the black supremacist organization.
 

I saw Bobby Driscoll in Song of the South, the Disney musical that has been banned from viewing for decades. I was eight or nine years old. It was scary watching it in the theater when his character was chased down and gored by a bull.
 

Driscoll in 1961, looking a bit like Montgomery Clift, another ill-fated, Hollywood drug addict.
 

 

Pat Buchanan on Civil War II: The War on Civil War Memorials, the War on Christianity, and the War on America are All of a Piece

 

 

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

Their America, and Ours
By Patrick J. Buchanan
November 3, 2017
Buchanan.org

“Meet you at Peace Cross.”

In northwest D.C. in the 1950s, that was an often-heard comment among high schoolers headed for Ocean City.

The Peace Cross, in Bladensburg, Maryland, was a 40-feet concrete memorial to the 49 sons of Prince George’s County lost in the Great War.
Paid for by county families and the American Legion, it had stood since 1925.

Before the Beltway was built, Peace Cross, at the junction of U.S. Route 1 and Maryland Route 450, was a landmark to us all.

Last month, two federal judges from the 4th Circuit ruled that Peace Cross “excessively entangles the government and religion” and must come down.
A suggested compromise was to saw the arms off, so the monument ceases to be an offensive cross.

One wonders: At what moment did Peace Cross begin to violate the Constitution?

Answer: Never. No alteration has been made to the cross in a century. The change has come in the minds of intolerant judges and alienated elites where the dirty creek of anti-Christian bigotry now flows into the polluted stream of anti-Americanism.

Both are manifest in the rampage to rip down memorials to the men who brought Western Civilization to the New World and made America the great and good country we were blessed to inherit.

Monday, on Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show, White House Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly called Robert E. Lee “an honorable man,” who chose to defend the people among whom he had been raised.

“It was always loyalty to state first in those days,” said Kelly, when asked his view on Alexandria’s Episcopal Church taking down plaques to its greatest parishioners, Lee and George Washington.

An explosion of outrage greeted Kelly’s defense of Lee.

Yet, what has changed in half a century? As Ingraham noted, FDR, an icon of liberalism, referred to Lee as “one of our greatest American Christians and one of our greatest American gentlemen.”

Asked in 1960 how he could keep a portrait of a man who tried to “destroy our government” in his Oval Office, President Eisenhower wrote his critic back:

“General Robert E. Lee was one of the supremely gifted men produced by our Nation. He believed unswervingly in the Constitutional validity of his cause which until 1865 was still an arguable question in America; he was a poised and inspiring leader, true to the high trust reposed in him by millions of his fellow citizens; he was thoughtful yet demanding of his officers and men, forbearing with captured enemies but ingenious, unrelenting and personally courageous in battle, and never disheartened by a reverse or obstacle. Through all his many trials, he remained selfless almost to a fault and unfailing in his faith in God. Taken altogether, he was noble as a leader and as a man, and unsullied as I read the pages of our history…

“To the degree that present-day American youth will strive to emulate his rare qualities, including his devotion to this land as revealed in his painstaking efforts to help heal the Nation’s wounds once the bitter struggle was over, we, in our own time of danger in a divided world, will be strengthened and our love of freedom sustained.

“Such are the reasons that I proudly display the picture of this great American on my office wall.”

Have some terrible new truths been unearthed about Lee we did not know in 1960?

No. The change has taken place in the poisoned minds of modernity.
Some will never concede there was principle or honor in the cause of a South that declared independence in 1860-61, emulating the 13 colonies that declared their independence in 1776.

In his tribute to Lee in 1960, Ike addressed what was at issue in 1860 that brought on the war.

“We need to understand that at the time of the War Between the States the issue of secession had remained unresolved for more than 70 years. Men of probity, character, public standing and unquestioned loyalty, both North and South, had disagreed over this issue as a matter of principle from the day our Constitution was adopted.”

Ike refers not to a “Civil War,” but to the “War Between the States.” And correctly so. For the South did not seek to bring down the U.S. government, or overturn Lincoln’s election, or seize power in the capital — but to leave the Union, to secede, as Jefferson and John Adams voted to secede from Britain in 1776.

Asked on Fox News about what is happening today with the public insults to our national anthem and the desecration of our monuments, Justice Clarence Thomas raises questions being asked by many Americans:

“What binds us? What do we all have in common anymore? … We always talk about E pluribus unum. What’s our unum now? We have the pluribus. What’s the unum?”

The spirit that produced the war in the 1860s, and lasting division in the 1960s, is abroad again. A great secession of the heart is underway.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Kansas City MO Detective is No Match for Suspect’s Poisonous Farts! (Weird News)

 


 

By Reader-Researcher RC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A police interrogation of a Kansas City man charged with drug and gun offenses ended prematurely when an investigator was driven from the room by the suspect's excessive flatulence.
Fri, Nov 10, 2017 10:03 p.m.

Police: Suspect's overwhelming gas shuts down interrogation
www.sfgate.com

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A police interrogation of a Kansas City man charged with drug and gun offenses ended prematurely when an investigator was driven from the room by the suspect's excessive flatulence. A detective reported that when asked for his address, 24-year-old Sean Sykes Jr. "leaned to one side of his chair and released a loud fart before answering."

The Kansas City Star reports that Sykes "continued to be flatulent" and the detective was forced to quickly end the interview. Sykes appeared in court Monday, charged with being a felon in possession of three firearms and possession with intent to sell cocaine. The charges stem from police traffic stops this month and in September in Kansas City, Missouri.


R.C.: Collard greens will do that.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An anti-gay slur that Mexican soccer officials are trying to eradicate at national team games has now made an appearance on the floor of the country’s Congress

By Prince George’s County Ex-Pat

At WTOP.

N.S.: So, the globalist elites are even queering Mexico!

The Butcher of Brentwood was Drunk and Disorderly, but at Least He Didn’t Murder Anybody! Drunken O.J. Simpson Banned from The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas

... allegedly for unruly behavior, but his lawyers eny media reports the newly released felon was drunk.


O.J. Simpson Banned From Las Vegas Hotel After Reports He Was Behaving Unruly
Erika Martin
November 9, 2017 at 10:32 P.M.
KTLA

O.J. Simpson was banned from The Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas, allegedly for unruly behavior, but his lawyers deny media reports the newly released felon was drunk.

Domestic Murder/Attempted Murder/Suicide in Kalamazoo: Was It a Racist Hate Crime?

 


Linda Newkirk, the grieving mother and grandmother of the victims
 

By Grand Rapids Anonymous
Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 10:56:00 P.M. EST

In Kalamazoo, a murder/shoot your kid/suicide, occurred today and it looks like a black guy killing his white gf—however it is impossible to confirm 100%, as of now.

[N.S.: Update: We have confirmation.]

With only visuals from various media, but no pics of the shooter and victims, it still appears, as WOOD.TV interviewed the mother of the deceased, to be a racial crime. She is white—the vic’s name identified as Julina Gale Gibson, 25.

Her boyfriend, and the shooter of Gibson and the couple’s son is ID'ed as Nicholas Allen Mitchell Jr., 40.

Gibson's mom, Linda Newkirk, was interviewed and lots of blacks seen in the background.

If my suspicion is confirmed, I will give more details.

Mitchell shot Gibson in the back of the head, shot their son (not fatally), and then himself dead.

At WWMT.

 














War criminal Nicholas Allen Mitchell Jr., 40, was a mulatto, maybe even a quadroon, but clearly identified with his black side

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Disgraced, Racist, Former Criminal General Eric Holder Blasts “Orange Man” Trump: “We want the America of Barack Obama”

 


Racist, Criminal General Eric Holder trying to physically intimidate reporter Neil Munro
 

By Prince George’s County Ex-Pat

“'You don’t do politics when you’re attorney general, but as a private citizen and as a defender of the Obama legacy, I’m free to say what I want and to say it in the way that I’d like to,' Mr. Holder told the website for an 'Off Message' podcast titled 'Eric Holder Is Tired of Being Polite.'”

N.S.: What a lying, racist, thug.

At the Washington Times.

Branded Theme: Chuck Connors Show, After The Rifleman

Reposted by Nicholas Stix




Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Illegal Alien in ICE Custody Charged with 4 Counts of Child Sexual Assault

 


Victor Garcia-Fuentes: As we all know, illegal immigration is a victimless crime
 

By Reader-Researcher A.L.

At WOWT (NBC).

“A Man” Did It. “A Man.” They Will Never Say an Illegal Alien Did It: “Man Who Threw [Semen] on Women Pleads Guilty; ICE Deportation Order Issued”

 


“Manuel Banuelos-Alcala in court in May and a surveillance photo released by the Portland Police Bureau (KPTV)”
 

By Reader-Researcher A.L.


FOX 12/KPTV Portland: “Man who threw bodily fluid on women pleads guilty; ICE deportation order issued.”


Fox refused to say what country Banuelos-Alcala belongs to.

Compstat or Compscam? Police Lieutenant Blows Whistle on Fakestats that Police Chiefs Use to Claim Victory in the War on Crime, and on “Community Control,” i.e., the Chiefs’ Submission to Black Supremacists

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

Lt. James D. Ponzi contacted me circa 2004, when I believe he’d written this article. We had a friendly if brief correspondence. I lost track of him when AOL auto-deleted his letter. Sorry about that, Lieutenant.

(An American AOL customer service rep lied through her teeth, in denying that they ever auto-deleted mail. They later stopped doing that, but now I have other problems with them, like emails that I send to folders, but which keep returning to my email server.)

I was able to find this article a few years ago, and then mislaid it. I stumbled onto it the other night the way one stumbles onto just about everything—when I was searching for something else, which I couldn’t find.
 

COMPSTAT or COMPSCAM?
By Lt. James D. Ponzi

Shannon Schieber was alive in 1994 when Commissioner William Bratton introduced his Compstat Program to New York City. It was widely praised as the best way to reduce crime. In 1998, Shannon Schieber was raped and murdered and the lawsuit that her parents filed against the Philadelphia Police Department was instrumental in shedding light on the practice of downgrading sexual assault complaints. Her parents lost the suit, but it began a downward spiral for Compstat as it turned into Compscam for departments caught “cooking” statistics to show declining crime rates.

The Denver Police Department has recently started its own Compstat Program in an effort to curb its own rising crime rates in the categories of (among others) Burglary (up 49%), Violent Crime (up 42%), and a 44% rise in the number of registered sex offenders. A computer term came to mind as I noted the demise of Compstat in America. The term is “GIGO,” or “garbage in, garbage out.” Compstat numbers are entered by humans and I am sure you have all heard about “lies, damn lies, and statistics.”

In March, 2004, Valeria Treves wrote that the Policeman’s Benevolent Association in New York City accused various precinct commanders and other officials of “cooking the books” on crime statistics. It came to light when the commander of the 50th Precinct in the Bronx got promoted for his crime reduction program and went to Brooklyn. Newsday reported that his precinct reported a 26% drop in crime during his tenure. Crime went up 11% in the weeks following his departure. Further investigation showed that reports were often “mis-catalogued and understated.” Felonies were classified as misdemeanors, rapes were logged as “inconclusive incidents,” and supervisors were charged with aggressively reviewing crime complaints to see if they could be downgraded.

[N.S.: That precinct commander was Deputy Inspector Thomas DiRusso. NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly did absolutely nothing to him.]

Nicholas Stix writes in “Disappearing” Urban Crime that a former New York Police Commissioner, John F. Timoney, took over the Philadelphia Police Department in 1998. Timoney is regarded as one of the principal architects of NYPD’s success in reducing crime in New York City. In US News and World Report, April 24, 2000, Frank McCoy reported that “facing political heat to cut crime in the city, investigators in the PPD’s Sex Crime Unit sat on (thousands of) reports of rapes and other sexual assaults.” Captain Rich Costello, president of the local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, stated that, “The way crime was solved was with an eraser.”

In 2000, Nicholas Stix reported in A Different Drummer that the FBI conducted a limited investigation and discovered that PPD had “failed to report between 13,000 and 37,000 major crimes.” FBI Investigators randomly selected 1000 records and interviewed 300 complainants. They compared the complaint with the officer’s report. They found that many “Lost or Stolen Property reports (non-crimes) were routinely filed as cover stories for felonies like grand larceny or breaking and entering” (felonies). They reused complaint numbers which automatically erased the old incident.

A 2000 Philadelphia Inquirer report called the “Rape Squad Files” noted that from 1997-1999, 300,000 sex crime reports were reviewed. They write that “The reports include several thousand incidents that were deemed ‘investigation of persons’ or ‘investigation, protection, and medical examination’- two non-crime codes in PPD’s classification system. This put one in four rapes in a non-crime category.

On October 23, 2003, five New Orleans cops were fired for downgrading statistics. AP reports that one Captain and several officers had previously been presented crime-reduction awards for 2002 and 2003.

The Miami Herald reported that on January 8, 2005, a scandal involving the manipulation of crime statistics by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office led to the resignation of senior officers and the reassignment of several others. The Herald reports that “Four of the sheriff’s command staff—trusted members of his inner circle—are out. Twenty-nine detectives and sergeants have been transferred, mostly to road patrol. A controversial accountability system known as Powertrac—may have badgered deputies into “cooking the books.” Many crimes such as burglaries and car break-ins were reported as “suspicious incidents.” In other cases, a suspect would admit to dozens of crimes but only be charged with one. Only the one charged would be tallied in crime statistics.

Since the early 1990’s, Atlanta officials were under-reporting crime in an effort to land the 1996 Olympics. Many reports were downgraded or just thrown away. According to the UK’s online newspaper The Inquirer, 22,000 reports turned up missing in 2002 alone. In New York, the crime rate doubled in a precinct when the proper classification was applied by the police union. The list goes on. What is happening? How do we know that Compstat ever worked now that these statistical fixes are showing up?

A dilemma of the modern police administrator is to balance community policing with keeping the crime rate in check. Let me first say that I am an advocate of Community Policing as it was originally conceived. It promoted connections between police departments and communities and initially lowered the crime rate. (If it still works, why the phony reports?) The problem is that some administrators have taken it too far. They now preserve their bond with the “community” by siding with them even when they are wrong. The unwritten policy is not to tell the community the truth if it will upset them. The “partnership” has become a dictatorship. Suddenly the community has the same amount of expertise as trained police officers. They do not have input into what we do, they tell us what to do. That very policy explains why crime is going up in some cities of comparable size while it is going down in others. The cops try to do their job, but they are handcuffed by some feel-good administrators who will not back them and bow to the “community” on every controversial issue. Why is it that only the vocal segment of the community becomes the “community?”

So what are we left with? The cops are alienated and even though they try to do their jobs, they never buy into the program, a primary tenet of Community Policing. The administration becomes an enemy instead of an ally. A natural consequence is that the crime rate begins to rise, and chiefs are presented with a choice. They must change and support their officers, which loses them the support of vocal segments of the community; or they can begin a program like Compstat. Compstat deals with numbers, but it also relies on intimidation. Some personnel, under the intense pressure, will “cook the books” and administrators will not investigate any numbers that make them look good. Everyone is happy except the citizens who get nothing but a false sense of security about the safety of their cities.

Is it going on in Denver? I see the signs, don’t you? I know that there have been many changes in the recent past. School Resource Officers are directed to handle violence without arrest. Gang shootings are not labeled gang shootings anymore. Gang members are not listed as gang members anymore. Drive-bys become [misdemeanor] Criminal Mischiefs when no one is injured. Is this an attempt to make it appear that we don’t have a gang problem in Denver when every street cop and detective knows that we do? Arrests are down even though the crime rate and warrants are up, and, administrators, if you are touting Compstat, don’t blame the crime rate on the economy or staffing shortages. Commissioner Bratton, Compstat’s originator, has stated many times that chiefs cannot blame the rising crime rate on either one.

A word of caution to detectives, data specialists, street supervisors, crime analysts, and station commanders, especially those in appointed positions. In all my research, I didn’t find any city where a chief was removed when the “cookings” came to light. What I did find were demotions for detectives and sergeants, firings of department and bureau heads, and sanctioning of street officers. These statistical misrepresentations are very easy to find once a department comes under scrutiny. If you are asked to alter reports, reclassify crimes into categories that do not seem correct, or use your “eraser” to lower crime statistics, remember that a primary tenet of Compstat is intimidation. Administrators do the badgering and you suffer the consequences. Chiefs of police are not going to step forward when Compscam comes to light and say that they ordered you to do it.

Finally, the attempt to document police work with statistical data is as old as police work. Compstat is just a more sophisticated method with a few added twists. There is more to being a cop than statistical output and stats will never define a good police officer. The words of Albert O’Leary of the NYPD Police Union are appropriate here. He told residents, who wanted to use Compstat to gauge whether it was safe to move into a neighborhood, not to live their lives “based on numbers like the department.”

 


N.S.: I have been reporting on the NYPD’s fraudulent statistical reporting practices, which I’ve variously called “crime stories,” “disappearing urban crime,” and “fakestats” since August 1996, when I published the first national exposé on the subject.
 

Also at WEJB/NSU, and by this writer:

“Crime Stories” (First national exposé of “fakestats”!)(1996);

Part I: “The Philadelphia Story: When the Cops are Crooks” (2002);

Part II: “Solving Philly Crime with an Eraser: The ‘Good Irishman’ and the Race Man” (2002);

“‘De-Policing’ in America’s Cities: Erasing the ‘Thin Blue Line’” (2002);

“The War on Police” (2002);

“‘Disappearing’ Urban Crime” (2004);

“Paul Moses: How the New York City Police Department Managed to Make Shootings and Stabbings “Disappear” (2005);

“LAPD: ‘We Don`t Get into’ Immigration Status of Christmas Story Director`s Killer” (2007);

“The Great Chicago Memorial Day Gang Attack Cover-Up” (2011);

“How Much of America’s Revolution in Crime-Fighting and Drop in Crime are Due to Importing the Mexican Model, Where Victims Give Up on Reporting 90%” (2011);

“Detroit: New Crime Stats Fail Smell Test; How Could Crime Go Down 7% Overall Last Quarter, While Homicides Went Up 31%?” (2011);

“Re-Victimization and ‘Disappearing’ Scandals: Dallas PD Revolutionizes Crime-Fighting Through Wholesale Stashing, ‘Unfounding,’ & Ignoring Complaints” (2012);

“Chicago: Homicides Up 60%, Non-Fatal Shootings Up 37%, and Overall… Crime is Down 10%, and Rape is Down 15%?!” (2012);

“Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Screw the Stupid, Phony Crime Stats, I Care about Individual Sob Stories! Besides, Crime is Dropping…” (2012);

“Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn: ‘The Computer Ate My Crime Stats’: ‘Disappearing’ Crime in Milwaukee… and Everywhere Else” (2012);

“The Chief Strikes Back: Supporter of Milwaukee PD Chief Ed Flynn Says Flynn is being Smeared” (2012);

“From Compstat to Fakestat: The Epidemic of Fraudulent Official Crime Reports” (2012);

“North American Consultants ‘Disappearing’ Trinidad`s (Horrific) Crime Rate?” (2012);

“Justice Department: Nearly 3.4 Million Violent Crimes Per Year Went Unreported to Police from 2006 to 2010” (2012);

“Stix Vindicated! Academics, Magazine Confirm Big City Police are ‘Disappearing’ Crime” (2014); and

“Disappearing Urban Crime in Los Angeles.”