Tag: Crime & Punishment

Liberals Will Have To Outlaw Barbed Wire Now

 

California malls are resorting to barbed-wire barriers after a string of flash-mob smash-and-grab lootings. Previously on “California Voters Are Stupid,” we saw California voters approve propositions to release thousands of criminals from jail and reduce retail theft under $950 to a misdemeanor. (So, basically, the Waukesha mass murderer could have made bail by stealing a couple of TVs from Best Buy without adding to his existing criminal charges.) Then, to compound their stupidity, they elected radical-left district attorneys who think crime is just a symptom of poverty and therefore refuse to prosecute criminals because it’s mean to poor people or something.

You have to be deeply, deeply Californian not to understand how releasing criminals from prison while simultaneously defunding the police will lead to an increase in crime. Retail store owners are running out of options. The police won’t arrest what the DAs won’t prosecute, and the criminal class knows this and knows it can loot stores at will with little chance of being caught and less chance of being prosecuted. (Also, the political class wants you to know you shouldn’t call it “looting” because “Looting is a term that we typically use when people of color or urban dwellers are doing something.”) So, now they have to barricade their stores and homes with barbed wire and layers of security, which also happens to be a common practice in many of the countries where California’s immigrant populations originated. But that’s only because the governments in those countries are corrupt, and the police cannot be relied upon to protect the citizenry.

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  So there’s Virginia, where their Minstrel Governor plans to take guns away from law abiding citizens. Virginia is for lovers (if not for their unwanted progeny): as soon as Virginia’s police officers have disarmed the people, gun violence will all-but-cease, and any residual danger to the already-born citizenry will be handled expertly by the […]

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Well, he’s at it again. Gavin Newsom, California’s newly elected Governor, has once more decided his moral sensibilities take precedence over the duly enacted law. Today, March 13, 2019, Governor Newsom, with a stroke of the pen, signed an executive order placing a moratorium on executions. As per Article 5, Section 8 of the California […]

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In 2011, Anders Behring Beivik killed 77 innocent people (8 via bombing & 69 via shooting) wounding another 300. He was ruled sane and tried, convicted & sentenced to 21 years in prison with possibility of release after at least 10 years by the government of Norway. This is the maximum penalty available in Norway. […]

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