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31 December 2014

Cuba Proves That The Left Doesn't Give A Damn About Human Rights

This is just like the social issues.

The GOP is stuck in the dark ages and are on the wrong side of most Americans on this Cuba issue.

weedisgood on December 31, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Soooo ‘most Americans’ do not support democracy, but do support dictatorships, oppression, and Jim Crow laws?

You know what, weedie, Jon Gruber was right. You and too many other Americans really are ignorant, gullible, and just plain stupid.

Isn’t it interesting?

‘Most Americans’ don’t give a fuck what Kim Jung-Un thinks or wants because they know the conditions in which the overwhelming majority of North Koreans live.

‘Most Americans’, too, don’t want rapprochement with Iran or for the lifting of sanctions.

‘Most Americans’ also want ISIS destroyed because of the 7th century barbarism committed by its racist, bigoted, sexist, homophobic, antisemitic, Christophobic, maniacal, nihilistic, suicidal and homicidal members.

Yet, somehow, these same Americans have bought into the lie that the plight of Cubans is somehow our fault.

It just goes to show how ignorant ‘most Americans’ are and how they will buy The Narrative sold to them by a Castro asshole-sucking media.

America has moved on.

The Left claims to be the movement of human rights and civil liberties and hated Reagan; yet, Ronald Reagan cared more about both than the Left does, especially today.

Case-in-point, February 2009:

‘We know what they are going to say because I’ve had those kinds of conversations for more than a decade with Chinese leaders. We have to continue to press them. But our pressing on those issues can’t interfere with the global economic crisis, the global climate change crisis and the security crisis.’

- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

In other words, Chinese cooperation on ‘Climate Change!!!’ and security issues is more important than human rights!

The 1980s called and is pleading for you to pick up its Human Rights and Civil Liberties courtesy phone!

'Steve Scalise Is A Racist, Neo-Nazi, Friend Of David Duke, And 3rd Generation Member Of The KKK! eL3vEnTy!!!!!!'

Steve Scalise is a racist friend of David Duke

weedisgood on December 30, 2014 at 9:08 PM

No, he is not a friend of David Duke.

who also voted for him in Louisiana.

And, you know this how? Were you in the voting booth with him? Are you, perchance, referring to the 1991 ‘Vote for the Crook, it’s important!’ gubernatorial election.

The Crook was Edwin Edwards, who says that Scalise is not a racist. In that election…

Edwards received 1,057,031 votes or 61.2% of the vote.

Duke received 671,009 votes or 38.8% of the vote.

If you think that all Republicans voted for Duke and Democrats voted for Edwards, then see this map:

File:LAGovElection Nov91.png

1991 Louisiana gubernatorial election results, by parish

And, this one…

1992 Louisiana presidential election results, by parish

For example, in the 1991 gubernatorial election, Sabine, Vernon, and Beauregard Parishes all voted for David Duke, who ran as a Democrat in the 1988 presidential primaries, but only Beauregard voted for Republican George HW Bush in 1992. Both Sabine and Vernon voted for Democrat William Jefferson Clinton in 1992.

Jefferson Parish, which is both Scalise’s district and conservative, overwhelmingly voted for Democrat Edwin Edwards in 1991 and Republican George HW Bush in 1992.

He should nowhere close to be making pubic policy. He is a bigot.

Those that know him disagree, including the sole African-American representative from Louisiana:

But Rep. Cedric Richmond, the black Democratic congressman who represents New Orleans, says: Scalise is being unfairly tarred and feathered.
‘I don’t think Steve has a racist bone in his body,’ he told the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
‘I’m not going to let them use Steve to score political points when I know him and his family.’
Meanwhile, the Huffington Post reported Monday that Scalise strongly condemned Duke in February 2004.
‘David Duke is an embarrassment to our district and his message of hate only serves to divide us,’ he told the New Orleans City Business Journal then.

And, don’t you dare call me some Scalise apologist. I have already called – on several occasions – for him to resign his leadership position, at the very least.

How can you be in Louisiana politics and not know about David Duke?
OliverB on December 31, 2014 at 1:48

Oh, they know who he is, but that doesn’t mean he is supported by everyone there.

That you know of David Duke doesn’t mean that you ‘know’ him. From what I understand, he has spent most of his time since his 1991 loss in Russia and Ukraine. In fact, Kenny Knight made the arrangements for the 2002 EURO convention at Duke’s request because the latter was in Russia at the time.

Obviously, Scalise is a racist. Plain and simple.

Are you, then, calling Cedric Richmond, a liberal Democrat, an Uncle Tom?

Probably a 3rd generation Klansman too.

Really? Oh genius, what, pray tell, is the Ku Klux Klan’s position on the Catholic Church?

Would you like to take a guess as to what religion Steve Scalise subscribes?

If you do not know the KKK’s history on Catholicism, I suggest you research it and pay close attention to FDR’s Supreme Court appointment, Justice Hugo Black. Black, for those of you who do not know, authored the landmark decision in Everson v Board of Education, 330 U.S. 1 (1947), which was the first case in which the mythical ‘Wall of Separation Between Church and State’ was recognised. According to Hugo Black’s own son, the reason that his father decided the case and wrote the decision in the manner he did was because of his absolute hatred of the Catholic Church. Justice Hugo Black was a member of the Ku Klux Klan.

That’s like being a Illinois Pol and not knowing about the Nation of Islam.

Are you saying that every politician in Illinois has met and befriended Calypso Louie? Because that is what you are alleging in the Scalise matter.

Well that’s even worse. Everyone knows Italian American Catholics are the biggest racists in the world.

OliverB on December 31, 2014 at 2:57 PM


As Allahpundit at HotAir observes:

Exit question for lefty critics: Without knowing more yet, it sounds like Scalise’s relationship with Knight was roughly as friendly as Obama’s with Bill Ayers. They moved in similar professional circles (and lived in the same neighbourhood - SoRo); just as it’s troubling that a local community in Louisiana would give Knight even a small role in mainstream politics, it’s troubling that Chicago’s academic community would give the unrepentant Weatherman a position in mainstream academia. They may not have been drinking buddies, but obviously the presence of Knight and Ayers at social functions didn’t send Scalise and Obama fleeing in indignation. What’s the argument for bouncing Scalise while giving His Majesty a pass? Unlike Obama and Ayers, Scalise never held a fundraiser in Knight’s living room, did he?

While the press release may not be completely exculpatory for Scalise, it lends credence to the story reported by Betsy Woodruff of Slate that Scalise apparently did not address the EURO gathering at all, but rather a more informal community meeting at the same location as the EURO conference that began later that same day. Scalise has already apologized for his connection to the event, but the press release above seems to indicate any connection he had to the EURO “workshop” is indeed tenuous.

Nevertheless andnce and for all, Republicans need to learn and understand that they are the Ginger Rogers in the American political dance.  They not only have to do everything that Fred Astaire (the Democrats) does, but backwards...and in heels!

And, that is never going to change until the disgusting MSM is dead.

24 December 2014


First, a tall, black man retrieved an item off the top shelf for me WITHOUT EVEN ASKING ME IF I NEEDED HELP!!! 

I said 'Thank you' and he said 'Merry Christmas' - a salutation that I returned, but how dare he exert his height advantage, black supremacy and male privilege!!!

These micro-aggressions and overt racist, misogynistic actions are making my head hurt!

Then, a nice, young black woman was on the phone when her toddler threw an item out of the basket.  Since I was walking by, I picked it up and put it back in the basket for her WITHOUT ASKING HER PERMISSION!

She said 'Thank you' and I said 'Merry Christmas' - a salutation which she returned, but how dare I exert my hands-free, parental slavelessness, and white privilege!!!

I feel so awful that I think I will go engage in some self-flagellation followed by a good hour or three soaking in a tub of black dye!


I actually did just return from the market and these two events really did happen, but instead of being some kind of indictment on society, it was a charming, wonderful, and inclusive experience.  It made me feel good.  I guess that is what happens when you choose  to see the best in others rather than looking for imaginary slights.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

23 December 2014

Pic of the Day: Only Some Lives Warrant A Presidential Press Conference

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All lives matter, but some lives matter more than others.

How Not To Win Hearts & Minds: Celebrate The Assassination Of Cops And Blame The Police For Their Deaths

After I posted that link last night on Hot Air's Quotes of the Day thread, I encountered this...

The Brooklyn Dem leader has more credibility on this issue than most, having walked the walk for 20+ years. 
Adams served as a police officer in the New York City Police Department for 22 years.[1] Adams graduated from the New York City Police Academy in 1984 as the highest ranked student of his class. He started in the New York City Transit Police and worked in the 6th precinct in Greenwich Village, the 94th precinct in Greenpoint and the 88th precinct covering Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. While serving, he co-founded 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care, an advocacy group for black police officers, and often spoke out against police brutality and racial profiling.[2] During the 1990s Adams served as president of the Grand Council of Guardians. Adams rose to prominence during the 90s, after a series of “friendly fire” shootings by white police officers against black officers. 
- cam2 on December 22, 2014 at 11:45 PM


The Brooklyn Dem leader has more credibility on this issue than most, having walked the walk for 20+ years. 
- cam2 on December 22, 2014 at 11:45 PM

Well, as we all know, there are dumb hacks and bad apples in every profession.

Brooklyn Dem Leader: It’s Kinda The NYPD’s Fault Two Cops Executed Due To An “Overproliferation” Of Police Abusing Black Men…

 Of course, if ANYONE ever said that a rape victim deserved it because she was asking for it, you both would be the first to jump up and cry: 

War on Women! 



Rape Apologist!

And, you’d be right. Of course, you’d both also be hypocrites, too. 

But, please keep screaming that cops are asking for it… 

You are doing a better job at discrediting the entire ‘Movement’ than I ever could. 

Keep Race-Baiting, Cop-Blaming, and Thug-Excusing and Carry On! 

Please, please, please, with sugar on top…and chocolate sprinkles…and marshmallows…and pistachios…and Oreo crumbles…and chocolate chunks…and Reese’s Pieces…and walnuts…and M&Ms…and chocolate whipped cream…and Irish coffee-flavoured whipped cream…and a cherry…no, make that three cherries!

Just as the ’60s radicals destroyed themselves and helped to elect Richard Nixon, who ran in ’68 on a ‘law and order’ platform, your shameless words and deeds will destroy you.

To which cam, pathetically, replied:

'I must have missed the part where I was “screaming that cops are asking for it.” Now, which “shameless words and deeds” should I be worried about?'
- cam2 on December 23, 2014 at 12:28 AM

You were defending the guy and his argument, which is, basically, ‘the cops were asking for it.’


More examples...

If you thought that the vile race hustler, Al Sharpton, would pause his demonstrations until after Officers Ramos and Liu were buried, well, think again.  He just isn't that smart...and we should be grateful for that because the more outrageous and insensitive he acts, the sooner a disgusted American populace will kick him back to the status he held following his Tawana Brawley hoax.  By the way, please see this list of his sponsors and boycott them.

Following the execution of two New York Police Department officers, student leader in African-American and African studies at the $60,000 per year Brandeis University, Khadijah Lynch, couldn't wait to let the world know that she didn't give a damn about the assassinated cops...

i have no sympathy for the nypd officers who were murdered today. 

— Khadijah (خديجة) (@punQros3) December 20, 2014 

lmao, all i just really dont have sympathy for the cops who were shot. i hate this racist fucking country. 

— Khadijah (خديجة) (@punQros3) December 21, 2014

Fortunately, in the insanity cesspool that is known as Brandies University, which one should remember withdrew the invitation to address commencement it had extended a real feminist, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the chair of the African and Afro-Americans Studies department, Chad Williams, has 'accepted the resignation' of Ms Lynch from her leadership position.
And, here is just one of many thousand examples of Twitter Thugs celebrating the assassinations and what brilliant ideas that they have...

'It’s amazing. No one calls for police to show remorse for the unarmed people they actually kill, but somehow activists are supposed to mourn strangers? Racism is a hell of a drug…' 

- libfreeordie fascistordie on December 23, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Did you even watch the actual videotape of the Eric Garner arrest and its aftermath or just the edited version? 

As for racism, judging by your silence, however, it is, evidently OK for black cops to kill unarmed white men and black kids with BB guns. Let’s recall your crickets when these happened… 

1) On 11 August 2014, a black police officer shot and killed an unarmed, 20 year-old white man by the name of Dillon Young as he was leaving a 7-11 in Salt Lake City. 

He was cleared. 

No grand jury. 

No charges. 

No concern shown by Obama, Holder, Sharpton, or the Congressional Black Caucus. 

No media coverage. 

No riots. 

2) On 6 October 2012, black officer, Trevis Austin, shot and killed an 18 year-old, unarmed, white man, Gilbert Collar, who – like Michael Brown – was under the influence. 

Grand jury refused to indict. 

No concern shown by Obama, Holder, Sharpton, or the Congressional Black Caucus. 

No media coverage. 

No riots. 

3) On 12 April 2011, an unarmed, decorated Iraqi war veteran, James Whitehead, was fatally shot by a black officer (with known anger management problems), Robert Arnold, who was off-duty, out of uniform, and not carrying a badge. Witnesses claimed that Arnold killed Whitehead after the latter made a racially derogatory term. According to the witnesses, Arnold continued to taunt Whitehead AFTER he had been shot. Arnold’s fellow police officers believed that he should have been charged with murder. Arnold enlisted race-baiting lawyer by the name of Cade Bernsen (the white Al Sharpton) to sue the city claiming he was fired because he was black and not because he shot an unarmed white man. 

No grand jury. 

No charges. 

No concern shown by Obama, Holder, Sharpton, or the Congressional Black Caucus. 

No media coverage. 

No riots. 

4) On 23 September 2014, a black police officer shot and killed a 14-year old black teen, who was ‘armed’ with a BB-gun and an outstanding athlete and beloved by members of all races at his school, by the name of Cameron Tillman. Tillman, who had been playing with his friends at an abandoned house, was killed when he opened the door – believing it was his friends – and was fatally shot by a 7-year veteran of the patrol division, a field training officer and a member of the Terrebonne Parish (LA) Sheriff’s Office SWAT team. The officer was an African-American. 

No grand jury. 

No charges. 

No concern shown by Obama, Holder, Sharpton, or the Congressional Black Caucus. 

No media coverage. 

No riots. 

5) On 1 December 2014, Dehmi Moore attacked and repeatedly stabbed a ‘white female’ during a class at San Joaquin Delta College because she was a ‘white female’. 

A brutal attack after a math class at the San Joaquin Delta College is being classified as a hate crime. 
Police say 23-year-old Dehmi Moore repeatedly stabbed a classmate in the face with a pen. 
“She had two puncture marks – one on her eyelid and the other other on the top of her head and she was bleeding rather significantly,” Delta College Police Officer Jim Bock said.
Campus police were able to catch up with Moore a few buildings over. Moore was arrested on an assault with a deadly weapon charge but, after talking with her, another charge was added – hate crime. 
“When we asked why she attacked the girl, it wasn’t just because of the comments made in the classroom, she expressed it was because she was a white female,” Bock said. 

No concern shown by Obama, Holder, Sharpton, or the Congressional Black Caucus. 

No media coverage. 

No riots. 

6) On 1 February 2014, a white policeman by the name of Kevin Quick, who was a reserve Virginia officer, was abducted, kidnapped, tortured, and murdered by FOUR African-American members of the gang, 99 Goon Syndikat, who were charged with first-degree murder, and TWO other black, members of the same gang, who were charged with second-degree murder. 

No concern shown by Obama, Holder, Sharpton, or the Congressional Black Caucus. In fact, Attorney General Eric Holder took the death penalty off the table even for these thugs, who had previously served time for violent offences. 

No media coverage. 

No riots. 

See, in this case, it wasn’t an Islamic terrorist, who was ‘tortured’…just a white cop, who was carjacked, tortured, and murdered by a bunch of fucking thugs. 

7) And, don’t even get me started about what happened to poor Zemir Begic at the hands of FOUR ANIMALS. 

I can find many more… 

And, what did you say about this? 

Nothing…you just continued bleating that white cops can kill unarmed black men with impunity. 

You see, folks, the ONLY thing that upsets fascistordie about the assassination of two police officers is that they were minorities. If both had been white, he would be overjoyed right now. All that I can say is that the next time fascistordie is in desperate need of the police, they return the favour and let him survive on his own free of the ‘police thugs.’

Fascistordie, you are correct, however, racism is a hell of a drug… 

…and you are one hell of a fucking junkie. 


Tonight, about 100 protesters organised by ANSWER marched down 5th Avenue screaming their usually idiocy.  Meanwhile, this happened...

stephen gallucci @stevegallucci

Incredible scene at @NYRangers game as @NYPD presents colors for National Anthem to crowd chanting #NYPD!! @AielloTV 

6:19 PM - 23 Dec 2014 Manhattan, NY, United States

Jon Weinstein        ✔ @jonweinstein

Awesome ovation for NYPD at Rangers game as they present colors before national anthem. Really loud and well deserved.

6:08 PM - 23 Dec 2014

mike @chickr_

The applause that this crowd just gave to the NYPD was something I've never heard/seen before #Rangers #NYPDLivesMatter

6:09 PM - 23 Dec 2014

Brian Warager @bwarager

Multiple standing ovations for the #NYPD tonight at the #Rangers game. As it should be

6:10 PM - 23 Dec 2014

Seriously outnumbered.  It's not even close.  In fact, it's humiliating.

By the way, have you ever noticed that Communist groups like ANSWER always claim - without the slightest recognition of irony - to oppose 'The Police State' when there has never been a Communist country that failed to be one?

The Big Lie of the Anti-Cop Left Turns Lethal: The Real Story Behind the Murder of Two NYPD Officers

By Heather MacDonald

Since last summer, a lie has overtaken significant parts of the country, resulting in growing mass hysteria. That lie holds that the police pose a mortal threat to black Americans—indeed that the police are the greatest threat facing black Americans today. Several subsidiary untruths buttress that central myth: that the criminal-justice system is biased against blacks; that the black underclass doesn’t exist; and that crime rates are comparable between blacks and whites—leaving disproportionate police action in minority neighborhoods unexplained without reference to racism. The poisonous effect of those lies has now manifested itself in the cold-blooded assassination of two NYPD officers.

The highest reaches of American society promulgated these untruths and participated in the mass hysteria. Following a grand jury’s decision not to indict a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer for fatally shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown in August (Brown had attacked the officer and tried to grab his gun), President Barack Obama announced that blacks were right to believe that the criminal-justice system was often stacked against them. Obama has travelled around the country since then buttressing that message. Eric Holder escalated a long running theme of his tenure as U.S. Attorney General—that the police routinely engaged in racial profiling and needed federal intervention to police properly.

University presidents rushed to show their fealty to the lie. Harvard’s Drew Gilpin Faust announced that “injustice [toward black lives] still thrives so many years after we hoped we could at last overcome the troubled legacy of race in America. . . . Harvard and . . . the nation have embraced [an] imperative to refuse silence, to reject injustice.” Smith College’s president abjectly flagellated herself for saying that “all lives matter,” instead of the current mantra, “black lives matter.” Her ignorant mistake, she confessed, draws attention away from “institutional violence against Black people.”

The New York Times ratcheted up its already stratospheric level of anti-cop polemics. In an editorial justifying the Ferguson riots, the Times claimed that “the killing of young black men by police is a common feature of African-American life and a source of dread for black parents from coast to coast.”

Some facts:

Police killings of blacks are an extremely rare feature of black life and are a minute fraction of black homicide deaths. The police could end all killings of civilians tomorrow and it would have no effect on the black homicide risk, which comes overwhelmingly from other blacks. 

In 2013, there were 6,261 black homicide victims in the U.S.—almost all killed by black civilians—resulting in a death risk in inner cities that is ten times higher for blacks than for whites. None of those killings triggered mass protests; they are deemed normal and beneath notice. 

The police, by contrast, according to published reports, kill roughly 200 blacks a year, most of them armed and dangerous, out of about 40 million police-civilian contacts a year. Blacks are in fact killed by police at a lower rate than their threat to officers would predict. 

In 2013, blacks made up 42 percent of all cop killers whose race was known, even though blacks are only 13 percent of the nation’s population. 

The percentage of black suspects killed by the police nationally is 29 percent lower than the percentage of blacks mortally threatening them.

There is huge unacknowledged support for the police in the inner city: “They’re due respect because they put their lives every day on the line to protect and serve. I hope they don’t back off from policing,” a woman told me on Thursday night, two nights before the assassination, on the street in Staten Island where Eric Garner was killed.

But among all the posturers, none was so preening as New York’s Mayor Bill de Blasio. In advance of a trip to Washington for a White House summit on policing, he told the press that a “scourge” of killings by police is “based not just on decades, but centuries of racism.” De Blasio embroidered on that theme several days later, after a Staten Island grand jury declined to indict an officer for homicide in Garner’s death. (The 350-pound asthmatic Garner had resisted arrest for the crime of selling loose cigarettes; officers brought him to the ground, provoking a fatal heart attack.) “People are saying: ‘Black lives matter,’” de Blasio announced after the grand jury concluded. “It should be self-evident, but our history requires us to say ‘black lives matter.’ It was not years of racism that brought us to this day, or decades of racism, but centuries of racism.” De Blasio added that he worries “every night” about the “dangers [his biracial son Dante] may face” from “officers who are paid to protect him.”

The mayor’s irresponsible rhetoric was a violation of his role as the city’s leader and as its main exponent of the law. If he really believes that his son faces a significant risk from the police, he is ignorant of the realities of crime and policing in the city he was elected to lead. There is no New York City institution more dedicated to the proposition that “black lives matter” than the New York Police Department; thousands of black men are alive today who would have been killed years ago had data-driven policing not brought down the homicide levels of the early 1990s. The Garner death was a tragic aberration in a record of unparalleled restraint. The NYPD fatally shot eight individuals last year, six of them black, all posing a risk to the police, compared with scores of blacks killed by black civilians. But facts do not matter when crusading to bring justice to a city beset by “centuries of racism.”

New York police officers were rightly outraged at de Blasio’s calumny. The head of the officers union, Patrick Lynch, circulated a form allowing officers to request that the mayor not attend their funeral if they were killed in the line of duty—an understandable reaction to de Blasio’s insult. De Blasio responded primly on The View: “It’s divisive. It’s inappropriate,” he said. The city’s elites, from Cardinal Timothy Dolan on down, reprimanded the union. The New York Police Commissioner called the union letter “a step too far.”

Meanwhile, protests and riots against the police were gathering force across the country, all of them steeped in anti-cop vitriol and the ubiquitous lie that “black lives” don’t “matter.” “What do we want? Dead cops,” chanted participants in a New York anti-cop protest. Two public defenders from the Bronx participated in a rap video extolling cop killings. Few people in positions of authority objected to this dangerous hatred. The desire to show allegiance with allegedly oppressed blacks was too great. The thrill of righteousness was palpable among the media as it lovingly chronicled every protest and on the part of politicians and thought leaders who expressed solidarity with the cause. At another march across New York’s Brooklyn Bridge, a group of people tried to throw trash cans onto the heads of officers on the level below them; police attempts to arrest the assailants were fought off by other marchers.

The elite’s desperation to participate in what they hopefully viewed as their own modern-day civil rights crusade was patent in the sanctification of Michael Brown, the would-be cop killer. He was turned into a civil rights martyr. His violence toward Wilson, and the convenience store owner he had strong-armed, was wiped from the record. Protesters across the country chanted “hands up, don’t shoot” at anti-cop rallies, allegedly Brown’s final words before Wilson shot him. Never mind that the source of that alleged final utterance, Brown’s companion Dorian Johnson, was a proven liar. There is no reason to believe his claim regarding Brown’s final words.

Protesters’ willingness to overlook anti-cop homicidal intent surfaced again in St. Louis in November. A teen criminal who had shot at the police was killed by an officer in self-defense; he, too, joined the roster of heroic black victims of police racism. This sanctification of would-be black cop-killers would prove prophetic. The elites were playing with fire. It’s profoundly irresponsible to stoke hatred of the police, especially when the fuel used for doing so is a set of lies. Hatred of the police among blacks stems in part from police brutality during this country’s shameful era of Jim Crow-laws and widespread discrimination. But it is naïve not to recognize that criminal members of the black underclass despise the police because law enforcement interferes with their way of life. The elites are oblivious both to the extent of lawlessness in the black inner city and to its effect on attitudes toward the cops. Any expression of contempt for the police, in their view, must be a sincere expression of a wrong.

Cop-killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who assassinated NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos on Saturday, exemplified everything the elites have refused to recognize: he was a gun-toting criminal who was an eager consumer of the current frenzy of cop hatred. (Not that he paid close enough attention to the actual details of alleged cop malfeasance to spell Eric Garner’s name correctly.) His homicidal postings on Instagram—“I’m Putting Wings on Pigs Today. They Take 1 of Ours . . . . .Let’s Take 2 of Theirs”—were indistinguishable from the hatred bouncing around the Internet and the protests and that few bothered to condemn. That vitriol continues after the assassination. Social media is filled with gloating at the officers’ deaths and praise for Brinsley: “That nigga that shot the cops is a legend,” reads a typical message. A student leader and a representative of the African and Afro-American studies department at Brandeis University tweeted that she has “no sympathy for the NYPD officers who were murdered today.”

The only good that can come out of this wrenching attack on civilization would be the delegitimation of the lie-based protest movement. Whether that will happen is uncertain. The New York Times has denounced as “inflammatory” the statement from the head of the officer’s union that there is “blood on the hands that starts on the steps of City Hall”—this from a paper that promotes the idea that police officers routinely kill blacks. The elites’ investment in black victimology is probably too great to hope for an injection of truth into the dangerously counterfactual discourse about race, crime, and policing. 

Heather Mac Donald is a contributing editor of City Journal and the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute.

About that rap video...

The Obama administration’s Justice Department funneled at least $1.5 million in grants to a New York legal-aid group featured in a new rap video that depicts two young black men aiming handguns at a white police officer.

Some may find the lyrics eerily similar to the social media postings of the man accused of shooting and killing two New York City police officers execution-style in Brooklyn on Saturday.

The video for “Hands Up,” which also shows a white police officer gunning down a black motorist wearing a hoodie, contains lyrics suggesting revenge for much-publicized deaths of black men in confrontations with police. 

Credited to rappers Uncle Murda and Maino, the video is subtitled “Eric Garner Tribute,” a reference to a black man who died while being pinned and restrained on a sidewalk by New York police officers.