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Two videos this week, both concerning police officers in two different situations have motivated me to reflect on officer discretion. The first video concerns an officer that has no clue about officer discretion. Unfortunately school resource officers are used to enforce administrative rules, they should know better, and their supervisors should grow a pair and […]

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Were they trying to get coverage for what they had already done? I bet a lot of doctors would be happy to be able to buy malpractice insurance after something goes wrong but before they get sued. Or at some level did they know they were up to no good to begin with? Read More View […]

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A series of leaked police documents have been released by the Tatum Report. This case appears to be far more complicated than the media has reported. I’m not going to insert my take on the documents, but I will say the mainstream media reporting is shallow. That should come as no surprise to anyone. Social […]

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Join Jim and Greg as they expose yet another day of Joe Biden not being able to appear in public the day after holding events, strongly suggesting he’s not up to the rigors of the campaign trail or the presidency. They also blast the violence perpetrated in Louisville and other cities in the wake of no police officers being charged for murder in the Breonna Taylor case. They also find it unacceptable that there is no bodycam evidence of the entry into the apartment or of the shooting. And they react to the case of arson at the Minnesota home of a Trump supporter and the graffiti left behind noting support for Biden, BLM, and more.

Join Jim and Greg as they welcome Sen. Dianne Feinstein – the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee – saying she opposes ending the legislative filibuster. Without killing the filibuster, Democrats would be unable to add seats to the Supreme Court, but is Feinstein sincere or is she just worried about touting court packing before the election? They also brace for a violent day or more in Louisville as officials announce whether police officers will face charges for the shooting death of Breonna Taylor in March. And they unload on media outlets for not only beginning to attack possible Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett but for getting the story spectacularly wrong.

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And thereby uses all possible weasel-words and phrases, describing what they are doing about possibly overriding the mayor’s veto of a bill with massive budget and salary cuts for the (already de-fanged) Seattle Police Department. The original bill passed in the summer with a huge, veto-proof majority, but the council has been having second thoughts. […]

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The residents of Portland are getting a look at the future of police services, and response time in Portland. It’s not going to be pretty, judging from this Oregonian headline:
“Intruder with knife, boy being held: No Portland police response for 1 hour, 36 minutes.”

The incident that the headline refers to occurred as dueling protestors were engaged with each other in downtown Portland. They numbered in the hundreds with only 30 officers on hand to deal with them, and another incident in East Precinct that required multiple officers.

Join Jim and Greg as they applaud the normalization of relations between Israel and Bahrain and indications that Saudi Arabia may soon follow suit. They also discuss the premeditated shootings of two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies on Saturday and why Joe Biden condemns the shooting but not the people blocking the ambulances from reaching the hospitals and chanting that they hoped the deputies died. And Jim explains why the wildfires in the western U.S. are exposing the extreme policies of some Democrats and environmental activists.

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Having had some complications from eye surgery, I had hoped that when I came back here I would be able to speak about happy or funny things; the kinds of things that amuse or interest me. Sadly, I woke up this morning to find out that I can’t talk about those things.

Yesterday, as I was preparing to go to bed, two Los Angeles County Deputies where shot in the head as they sat in their patrol car. As I write this they are fighting for their lives and their futures. If that was the only story here, it would be tragic enough.

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I’m old enough to vaguely recall the kidnapping of Patty Hearst, the upheaval in Europe and similar events that happened in the 70’s. I’m not old enough to remember the riots of the 60’s, but I don’t recall hearing about this level of hatred in those riots. Frustration? Sure. Desire for change? Absolutely. Hatred so […]

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In Portland, the police are leaving the force. More have left in the last month than in the whole of the previous year. A backlog in paperwork probably conceals that many more have filed for retirement. The reason for this lies in the cowardly, detestable, and fickle political leadership of the city, which has refused to do anything as the city is torn apart by rioting. Politicians running against the current mayor are, if anything, even crazier than he is. The front runner is avowed Antifa.

The police chief there, Jami Resch, resigned amid criticism of her department coming from the city council. It seems they didn’t like Resch’s attempts to crack down on rioting.

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What is happening to local law enforcement? @roderic posted on the number of police chiefs who have resigned across the country, as well as the police officers who are leaving in droves. The incompetent City Councils and mayors are making it impossible for these men and women to do their jobs; no one can blame […]

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There is new information available about the August 30 killing of Patriot Prayer and Trump supporter Aaron Danielson by Antifa member Michael Reinoehl. As previously reported (here), Reinoehl was killed by federal marshals on September 3, as they attempted to execute an arrest warrant.

The authorities have released the charging documents, which include police affidavits supporting the arrest warrant and search warrant (of his residence). You can read them here.

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Wake up, you sleepy head, rub your eyes, get out of bedWake up, the murderer is dead!He’s gone where the goblins go below, below, below, yo hoLet’s open up and sing, and ring the bells outDing-dong! the merry-o sing it high, sing it lowLet them know the murderer is dead! Murder suspect Michael Reinoehl was […]

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In this episode, Dave Carter turns the tables on Whiskey Politics’ proprietor and frequent Real Side Radio host Dave Sussman by interviewing the guy who is usually asking questions of others. Along the way we learn that the current mass exit of people from the progressive utopia of California means that, A) U-Haul trucks are impossible to reserve, and B) too many of California’s evacuees bring their political beliefs with them and end up voting for the same policies that wrecked the place they left. The two Daves also discuss voter trends in the African American community and the prospects for the Biden Campaign, before moving on to speculate on the best way to deal with rioters and protestors who block public roads.

Dave also welcomes Ricochet Charter Member Brian Watt to discuss his recent articles addressing the similarities of the 2020 presidential election with the elections of 1968 and 1972, before explaining how the election could be derailed or even hijacked by mail-in ballot mischief. We believe you’ll find the discussion, and the entire podcast for that matter, fascinating and entertaining.

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The Oregon State Troopers are coming back to Portland. They were deputized by US Marshalls when they were here about two or so weeks ago. If they are assaulted by the mob, the Feds will prosecute those arrested for assaulting a trooper because they are federal officers, as well as state officers.

Governor Kate Brown wanted other state law enforcement officers to reinforce the Portland Police Bureau. So far every agency has refused, citing the Multnomah County DA’s refusal to prosecute those arrested for interfering with a police officer. The word is out that this DA may be more interested in prosecuting police officers, rather than rioters.

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I’m getting tired of all the so called experts on policing. Whether it’s David French, Radley Balko, or any number of Woke mayors, prosecutors, college professors, the ACLU, and the rest of the usual suspects. I don’t remember any of them wrestling around with me at 0200 hours helping me make an arrest of a suspect that had committed crimes ranging from assaults, vehicular homicide, or any other form of homicide, and robberies.

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Police confront rioters, South Portland, OR, Aug. 20.
It’s now a common trope to claim that the United States is so deeply racist that massive structural changes are needed in how government and private institutions operate. That dangerous claim has gained exceptional influence at all levels of education—from elementary school to graduate-level programs. But this idea rests on a wholly misguided understanding of the facts on the ground.

It is surely correct to mourn the death of any individual, regardless of cause. But it is also imperative not to make false causal accusations, as protesters have done, by attributing the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other African Americans to entrenched police brutality and institutional racism. It is not just activists who make this claim. It also our governing organizations. The New Jersey Educational Association uses the Black Lives Matter banner to advocate a major reformation of the education system: “It is impossible to see the video of [Floyd] being strangled under the knee of a police officer in broad daylight on a public street and not be disgusted, horrified, angry, [and] sad.”