Thursday, February 16, 2012

Like hell: Time to stop the NYPD's 'stop-and-frisk' says liberal nitwit Kevin Powell.

The Real world guy whines that too many young blacks and hispanics are being stopped and frisked by the NYPD. It needs to stop why?

Of those stopped last year, 92% were male and 87% were African American or Latino. In essence, we are demonizing and criminalizing an entire generation of black and Latino teen boys and young men – many of them already mired in poverty, sub-par schools, and limited employment possibilities – for the rest of their lives. And before they even know what hit them.

This is not just a New York problem. This is an American epidemic, a national crisis, where it has become acceptable by local police forces to view black and Latino males in inner cities as criminals first, and as citizens maybe. Politicians who say stop-and-frisk has decreased crime are dead wrong. The New York Civil Liberties Union has been documenting the opposite for years; as has the Center for Constitutional Rights.

I have lived in urban America my entire life and there have always been high levels of crime, in spite of this particular police practice. Better schools, job opportunities, mentorship programs, and a rapport with these young men that looks first for the best in them, not the worst, is what will decrease anti-social behavior. That's what kept me from a life of crime.

The lucky ones don't get a criminal record, don't get beat up by the police as many have told me occurs (it happened to me in my youth, too), or become so hardened by the nonstop cop encounters that their already-low self-expectations become frozen in time. Yes, in that way, there is a direct correlation between the staggering high-school drop-out and incarceration rates of black and Latino young males and the systemic perceptions and reactions to them as menaces to society.

You know what keeps you from a life a crime? Not doing a crime.
You know who are the ones who don't get a criminal record? The ones who don't do a crime. Its the same liberal claptrap of excusing the victim on his environment and not understanding their social standing and why they are antisocial..blah...blah..blah.

Stop and Frisk is used to create a presence out in the community and to deter crime. Here is the last full report of crime stats for 2010 in NYC.

Taken from the Guardian comments.
Before commenting on this article I decided to have a quick look at the violent crime by race statistics for New York. The last full year to be published is 2010.

Blacks make up around 60% of all murder suspects, Hispanics are around 30%, whites around 5%. For rape, Blacks account for 50% of all suspects, Hispanics around 33%. whites 9%. For robbery, Blacks account for 70% of all suspects, Hispanics around 25%, whites around 5%. For felonious assault, blacks make up 55% of suspects, Hispanics 33%, whites around 8%. For shootings blacks make up 75% of all suspects, Hispanics 23%, whites 1.5%.

For "stop and frisk" by police, blacks make up around 60%, Hispanics around 30%, whites around 8%.

It seems the police in New York are absolutely correct in their proportions.

Thats why you have a stop and frisk. To say Powell doesn't connect the dots is being kind. Look at these statements in the above piece.

"I have lived in urban America my entire life and there have always been high levels of crime"

"This is an American epidemic, a national crisis, where it has become acceptable by local police forces to view black and Latino males in inner cities as criminals first"

Take those two statements and then reread the crime stats where blacks and hispanics are the victims and perpertrators of crime then ask why stop and frisk is being used. It would be done if there was a high crime element in the inner city caused mostly by blacks and hispanics.

And lets drop the race card because its not about race its about class and in this case the lower class where the breakdown of community, family, lack of father figures and lack of common values and morals have helped to create such a dangerous environment. The police are not the cause, they are being used as a solution to the problem.

Unless of course Kevin Powell wants to go back to shitty 70s and 80s NYC which was a pathetic warzone that earned its reputation dead body by dead body.

You want to fix this inner city problem? Start looking at the people themselves. It has never been about skin color that causes poor areas or lack of common decent values, its always been the people.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Obama: more money to Chevy Volt but puts poor kids back in DC public schools.

Obama hates black children.
He’s intent on killing this program. Remember when he tried to kill it slowly back in 2009, promising to fund it until the current participants graduated high school and then to pull the plug? We’re talking about something like $20 million in a budget of $3.8 trillion and somehow he can’t scrape together the money for scholarships for poor kids to go to private school. When you can’t get a few crumbs from a multitrillion-dollar pie, there must be a very, very important reason.

The White House intends to boost government subsidies for wealthy buyers of the Chevy Volt and other new-technology vehicles — to $10,000 per buyer.

That mammoth subsidy would cost taxpayers $100 million each year if it is approved by Congress, presuming only 10,000 new-technology autos are sold each year…

The new subsidy level represents a 33 percent jump from the current $7,500 government payout for each Volt buyer, even though the Volt’s buyers are already among the wealthiest Americans. It will be offered to buyers of any new-technology autos, including battery-powered autos and cars powered by natural gas, said a White House official.

Lets be honest, people who are dumb enough to buy the Volt do not need the $10000. The kids who are being shut out of better schools to be put back into one of the worst school systems in America would make better use of that money.

But this is about Obama looking to get relected, not about doing the right thing.

As a father he should be ashamed because he is damning kids to less chance of being something other than a number coming out of DC schools.

As a man well.. he should be ashamed to look into a mirror that he cares more about a car than poor children stuck in a hell on earth situation.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Not Shocking. Media Matters feeds information to MSM journalists.

While Media Matters gets its talking points from the White House. Nothing here is shocking but the denials in the next few days will be interesting.
Media Matters, according to its 2010 tax filing, gave a $200,000 grant to Citizen Engagement Laboratory, Color of Change’s parent group. The purpose of the grant, according to the document, was for a “campaign to expose Glenn Beck’s racist rhetoric in an effort to educate advertisers about the practices on his show.”

High profile though these victories against conservatives were, Media Matters has perhaps achieved more influence simply by putting its talking points into the willing hands of liberal journalists. “In ‘08 it became pretty apparent MSNBC was going left,” says one source. “They were using our research to write their stories. They were eager to use our stuff.” Media Matters staff had the direct line of MSNBC president Phil Griffin, and used it. Griffin took their calls.

Stories about Fox News were especially well received by MSNBC anchors and executives: “If we published something about Fox in the morning, they’d have it on the air that night verbatim.”

But MSNBC executives weren’t the only ones talking regularly to Media Matters.

“The entire progressive blogosphere picked up our stuff,” says a Media Matters source, “from Daily Kos to Salon. Greg Sargent [of the Washington Post] will write anything you give him. He was the go-to guy to leak stuff.”

“If you can’t get it anywhere else, Greg Sargent’s always game,” agreed another source with firsthand knowledge.

Reached by phone, Sargent declined to comment.

“The HuffPo guys were good, Sam Stein and Nico [Pitney],” remembered one former staffer. “The people at Huffington Post were always eager to cooperate, which is no surprise given David’s long history with Arianna [Huffington].”

“Jim Rainey at the LA Times took a lot of our stuff,” the staffer continued. “So did Joe Garofoli at the San Francisco Chronicle. We’ve pushed stories to Eugene Robinson and E.J. Dionne [at the Washington Post]. Brian Stelter at the New York Times was helpful.”

“Ben Smith [formerly of Politico, now at] will take stories and write what you want him to write,” explained the former employee, whose account was confirmed by other sources. Staffers at Media Matters “knew they could dump stuff to Ben Smith, they knew they could dump it at Plum Line [Greg Sargent’s Washington Post blog], so that’s where they sent it.”

Smith, who refused to comment on the substance of these claims, later took to Twitter to say that he has been critical of Media Matters.