Contributor Post Created with Sketch. What Should Be Donald Trump’s Pitch

 

On Saturday, President Trump will be holding a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma – where I was born and where off and on I spent something like thirty-two years of my life.

In effect, thanks to the Wuhan Coronavirus, this will be the true launch of his Presidential campaign, and this should give him an opportunity to address the nation. Some will say that he should “bring us together.” I think the opposite. I think that he should exploit this opportunity to divide the house by pinning the tale on the donkey.

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Whining in Portland

 

Portland police declare civil disturbance
Photo by Beth Nakamura/Oregonian
Journalists are beginning to whine in Portland. They have discovered that unlike what they were told in their journalism classes, and reinforced in the rarified air of the newsroom that the police aren’t impressed with press identification. Police officers don’t really care to debate freedom of the press when they declare an unlawful assembly or riot.

Photographer Beth Nakamura said an officer shoved her forcefully from behind with a baton early Saturday after police declared a civil disturbance near the Multnomah County Justice Center downtown and attempted to clear hundreds of demonstrators from the area.

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Join Jim and Greg as they cheer Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley for calling out the Supreme Court’s recent judicial activism but also for upbraiding legislators for being too fearful to take up difficult issues and leaving them to the courts to resolve. They also slam NBC for attempting to get Google to deplatform The Federalist and Zero Hedge – largely based on objectionable content in the comments section. And they discuss NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suddenly encouraging teams to sign Colin Kaepernick.

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President Trump, within the limits of the executive branch, has taken several significant steps in police reform. He did so in an executive order issued Monday, June 16, 2020. The focus is on training and transparency. Federal funds will be used, to the extent possible, to incentive states and departments to adopt certifications by existing […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Seattle Mayor Durkan’s ‘Summer of Love’

 

What happens when a negligent mayor leaves rioters in charge of six blocks of prime urban real estate? Maybe she’s unwilling to protect the citizens of Seattle from the lawless rape and robbery on full display in the CHAZ and jamming her 911 lines, but the Blaze is coming to the defense of the LGBT Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Civil liberties? Forget about it. Free speech? BLM is really weak on the concept. The adventure of one preacher is telling. From the Blaze:

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. The Future of Our Cities

 

Buildings on Hamilton Avenue, Detroit.
In 1968, in the wake of the assassination of Martin Luther King, a great many American cities were engulfed by riots. In one such city – Detroit – the mayor, a well-meaning liberal Democrat named Jerome Cavanaugh, made a fateful decision to rein in the police and let the riot burn itself out. To his judgment, the state’s governor – George Romney – deferred, and the riots went on for five full days. “Burn, baby, burn,” they said. And burn it did.

Eighteen years before, Detroit had been the richest city in the United States – with a per capita income exceeding that in every other urban area in the country. By 1968, it was no longer so well situated. But it was prosperous. It was vibrant. The architecture was stunning; the churches, beautiful; the picture palaces, a wonder.

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After the murder of George Floyd and the protesting that quickly ensued in response, a movement has been reborn: A call to defund the police. But there’s confusion about what defunding the police really looks like, leaving many wondering what it all means.

Shermichael and Antonia interview MSNBC Contributor and Professor at Morgan State University, Jason Johnson, Ph.D., and Jonathan Blanks, a visiting fellow in criminal justice at the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity to get to honest answers.

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Join Jim and Greg as they react to the Minneapolis City Council announcing an end to the police department but only after a year of community discussions. They also react to school officials in three major cities deciding to stop having resource officers in the schools. And they unload on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio yet again for his personal and professional approaches to the coronavirus.

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. From the Police Blotter: Random Musings

 

Few cops start their day looking for a particular person, or even a particular class of people to stop. Cops see violations of the law and suspicious circumstances, and they are encouraged by their employers to intervene. If you got a ticket or got arrested, it’s probably because you broke the law, not because the cop didn’t like you or you are a member of some targeted group. If this happens to you a lot, you might want to stop blaming the variables and consider the constant instead.

Most people can and do behave themselves without adult supervision. There are some that cannot. Politicians and the media try to deflect attention away from the burning, looting, vandalism, and assaults because the people that can behave themselves are horrified by what they see. Those that organize the protests try to dilute the images by saying it’s just stuff. The images must be hidden, to protect the narrative.

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The Seattle developments are what the people behind BLM want spread throughout the US. https://dailycaller.com/2020/06/13/exclusive-seattle-resident-life-border-capitol-hill-autonomous-zone-chaz/ More

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Our local protest just keep going and going and spreading and spreading. Our stores close nightly at around 6pm. Now BLM has taken to the road so it is harder to avoid them and to make things more interesting seem to be placing explosives around our parks. Fund times. https://www.wdrb.com/news/lmpd-plans-to-step-up-protest-presence-following-2-explosions-dangerous-mobile-protests/article_6200c8ca-acc6-11ea-9d6a-cffe12bc3770.html More

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Floyd Protest and Riot Charges Filed; Injury and Fatality Reports

 

We’ve seen news outlets ignore looting and murder while reporting “mostly peaceful” demonstrations. A week ago, 60 Secret Service officers were wounded by “mostly peaceful protestors” who likely also set fire to a historical Episcopalian Church. After AG Barr reset the protest line a block away to better protect police and historical landmarks, the usual suspects accused Orange Man Bad of clearing “peaceful protestors” for a photo op. Just one of thousands of truths that don’t fit the narrative for many alleged journalists. Most importantly, there are the murdered, the wounded, and those charged with felonies in connection with this assault on our nation.

I tried searching on this topic and found next to nothing. I have seen many murders and beatings on YouTube, but the search engines that can find a gnat named Bernie in Tierra del Fuego are stumped. It is very hard not to be cynical.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Do Black Lives Matter?

 

Source.
The title that I have chosen is incendiary. Of this, I am wholly cognizant. To pose the question is to court rage. But that does not mean that it should not be asked – for rage of this sort is misplaced and serious thinking is required, as you will soon see.

Black lives ought to matter. Indeed, all human lives ought to matter. But do they? In particular, do they matter to the individuals who recently marched and demonstrated in this country’s streets?

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Join Jim and Greg as they welcome Louisville’s decision to end no-knock warrants. They also hammer Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan for claiming nothing is really different in Seattle, despite the creation of CHAZ, the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, where police are not allowed in and reports of violent crime are on the rise. And they welcome the news that the Lake of the Ozarks pool party and symptomatic hair stylists have not led to outbreaks of COVID-19. They also embark on fun tangents about “Law & Order” and the 2020 convention season.

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From police officers to protesters, everyone seems to agree that a better trained, more professional police force can improve officers’ decision making and build the community’s faith in law enforcement. But Ohio law requires fewer hours of training to become a police officer than the person who cuts your hair: a minimum of 737 hours […]

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I enjoy many of the Hoover events including the GoodFellows series, but this one is particularly excellent and timely. Roland Fryer’s extensive and rigorous study of police use-of-force provides fascinating and sometimes surprising conclusions useful for anyone trying to understand the recent events roiling the country and what to do about them. H.R. McMaster’s insights […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. On the BLM-Antifa Nation, Seattle

 

Christopher Rufo just published an excellent piece in City Paper on the failed city of Seattle’s capitulation to a thousand rioting thugs in Capitol Hill. For a little background, I will refer you to the tourism page for Capitol Hill here. The title is “The vibrant center of Seattle’s LGBTQ community offers endless entertainment, morning till night.” and, naturally, pushes the vacation destination angle with overpriced food, overpriced shops, and overpriced lodging situated in a dank and rainy climate.

By this point, I doubt many tourists were caught in the occupation. Only fools would be vacationing in Blue cities at this point. Rufo sets the stage for us:

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Join Jim and Greg as they enjoy watching former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper blame his ethics problems on “dark money” Republicans after an independent commission found him guilty of improperly accepting gifts while in office. But will it really damage his bid for U.S. Senate? They also shake their heads as Washington Gov. Jay Inslee pretends not to know a group of radicals is claiming several square blocks in Seattle as ” an “autonomous state” that is separate from the United States. And as the cancel culture claims the TV shows “COPS” and “Live: PD,” they fire back at the unhinged push against the Nickelodeon cartoon “Paw Patrol.”

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Dispatch from the War Zone of Seattle

 

This Fox News Web Site story today is just priceless. The Mayor,a white, homosexual, female Jenny Durkan, has been “demanded” to resign by avowed Socialist City Council-creature Kshama Sawant. Yeah, as if Durkan takes orders from the Clowncil! Sawant let demonstrators into City Hall because in her view it “belongs to the people”.

“Protesters” Storm City Hall! Those same protesters took over the Seattle East Precinct, making a 6-block “police-free zone”.

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