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Jesse Lee Peterson: ‘MADNESS’ AS POWER-CRAZY POLITICIANS FUEL BLACK MURDERS

‘Madness’ As Power-Crazy Politicians Fuel Black Murders- Jesse Lee Peterson exposes ‘evil game being played on unsuspecting people’

by Jesse Lee Peterson

“Nobody kill anybody for 72 hours.” That’s the plea from Baltimore residents who want a murder-free weekend in a city where 200 residents have been killed this year.

Baltimore has long struggled with violence. It went a decade with 300 or more killings each year in the 1990s before the numbers finally began dropping in 2000. But the homicide rate hit a high in 2015 after drug dealer Freddie Gray died in police custody and the city erupted in riots and looting.

That year, Baltimore had 344 homicides, the deadliest per capita in the city’s history. The next year marked its second highest, with 318 deaths. This year, the city with a population of 614,000 is on track to beat both records and top all other big U.S. cities. Meanwhile, Baltimore’s police force has shrunk from 2,900 officers to 2,700.

So what is escalating this madness?

According to reports, theories circulated about how Freddie Gray’s death contributed to the surge in killings. Some people say the use and sale of drugs from looted pharmacies contributed to the violence. Others say the riots ignited old turf wars between gangs.

Some residents say police have changed how they patrol for fear of getting in trouble. We had the Ferguson effect following the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Now, it appears the Freddie Gray effect – fear of being labeled “racist” and losing their jobs – is causing Baltimore police to hesitate in going after criminals.

The city’s former prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby, an overzealous and inexperienced black attorney, charged six officers in Freddie Gray’s death, but her case was weak, and all the officers were acquitted. Barack Obama, former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the Congressional Black Caucus and Black Lives Matter activists all came down hard on the police – especially on white officers. These people falsely accused police of “racism” and encouraged anger toward police.

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The Baltimore Police Department was the subject of a scathing Justice Department report that accused the department of racial discrimination on Baltimore’s streets. The department is now being overhauled under a consent decree with the federal government.

Since the Freddie Gray situation, even if you call the police and give a description, they can’t touch” the criminals, a Baltimore business owner told the Philadelphia Inquirer. “They know they’re untouchable. That’s the key.” Baltimore and other predominantly black communities desperately need policing. Liberal Democrats and black “activists” claim they can police their own communities, but without police presence, we have violence and carnage.

The destruction and evil in Baltimore has nothing to do with “racism” or poverty. It’s rooted in the hatred and anger that starts in the single, black, female-headed household. More than 70 percent of black children are born out of wedlock. The violence we see is caused by the anger that most blacks have toward their impatient mothers and the yearning for absent fathers. Until black Americans face this truth and drop their anger, things will only get worse. A weekend ceasefire won’t hold.

The liberal media, career politicians (from both parties) and black preachers (who are not called by God, but called by their mama) don’t want this truth to get out. Most politicians use their “power” to control and keep the masses dependent to feel good about their own insecurity. Power-hungry lawmakers want people stressed, angry, dependent and fighting with one another.

All angry people are weak people. They don’t have any power or authority. They have fear and doubt, and they are not free. They use this false sense of power to stay in denial about their own weakness. Instead of encouraging blacks to drop their anger and forgive their parents so God can forgive them and set them free, false “leaders” encourage blacks to blame and hate whites. It’s an evil game that’s being played on unsuspecting people.

All angry people feel like victims, and they blame others for their anger and circumstances. Once you let go of anger, it’s apparent that the battle is not physical. It’s not black versus white, or Democrat versus Republican – it’s good versus evil.

I am calling on President Donald Trump and HUD Secretary Ben Carson to intervene in Baltimore to stop the carnage. It’s not acceptable for this level of violence to continue in the greatest country on earth. We need emergency action to protect the decent and law-abiding people trapped in these communities.

The Baltimore ceasefire is like putting a Band-Aid on a victim hemorrhaging from a wound – it’s just a matter of time until the patient dies. Black-on-black violence will never cease until blacks forgive and drop their rage.

 

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Ron Hosko: Ignorance Posing as Art: Fanning Flames of Police-Citizen Divide

Ignorance Posing as Art: Fanning Flames of Police-Citizen Divide

by Ron Hosko

In January of this year a painting by David Pulphus hangs in a hallway displaying paintings by high school students selected by their member of congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Zach Gibson)
Last week, we learned of separate imbroglios in our Nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., both involving what was depicted as “works of art.”
In one case, American University played host to a 9-foot wooden carving by a person using the moniker Rigo 23 which purported to mimic a self-portrait of American Indian “activist” Leonard Peltier. While few would disagree that the history of the American Indian has been replete with sadness and tragedy, the subject matter, Leonard Peltier, was a disgraceful, appalling representative of that struggle.
Simply stated, Peltier is a convicted killer of two FBI Agents, Ron Williams and Jack Coler on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota on June 26, 1975. The killings of agents Williams and Coler were anything but accidental – their car had over 125 bullet holes and their bodies showed evidence of having been killed at close range by a .223 type bullets. The carnage of that day still stands as one of the FBI’s bloodiest.
Rigo 23’s celebrated subject matter has appealed his conviction on multiple grounds, on multiple occasions, each time, including to the U.S. Supreme Court, failing. So he sits, rightfully convicted, in federal prison, currently desperate for an Obama clemency order that will never come.
While starving-artist Rigo 23 and others who blindly believe in the stream of falsities propounded by Peltier and his allies now complain that their freedom of expression is being muted, American University’s eyes have, albeit belatedly, been opened and the wooden disgrace has been removed from its prominent location.  Law enforcement, particularly the FBI, are deaf to the complaints, knowing that mere removal of a patently offensive idol is far gentler treatment than Peltier gave two FBI agents, which was point-blank execution.
Meanwhile, U.S. Congressman Lacy Clay from Missouri, tried to one-up Rigo 23 in a battle for the Most Ignorant award of 2017, when he hung in the Congressional Annex a painting depicting police as pigs. Reportedly painted by a Cardinal Ritter College Prep graduate, the painting was offered heavy praise in the annual Congressional Art competition.
This is the state of affairs in the “conversation” on American criminal justice today – a prominent university displaying a statue of the cold blooded killer of two FBI agents and a U.S. Congressman anointing as a painting competition winner the depiction of police as farm animals and displaying the winning “art” in the halls of Congress. These are the institutions we presumably look to for knowledge, for righteousness, for wisdom.

Kudos to American University for listening to the rest of the story, as provided by the FBI Agents Association, and kudos to Congressman Duncan Hunter for personally removing the Clay painting, over which law enforcement was outraged. These pieces aren’t art, they are ignorance. They ignore the truth. They ignore the true heart of law enforcement. They ignore the challenging state of law enforcement and citizen relations today that need more ways to come together than divide.

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Ron Hosko: Black Lives Matter’s anti-police crusade makes unrest new normal

Black Lives Matter’s anti-police crusade makes unrest new normal – “The BLM is an organization reborn from the Vietnam war era, with a political ideology steeped in Marxism and Black Nationalism.”

by Ron Hosko

Ask any police department recruiter across the country about efforts to attract new officers and you will likely get a similar answer — fewer people are willing to wear the uniform, fewer see a future in policing, fewer want to risk their futures on a profession where you face public disdain, media attacks, and the increased potential for financial wreckage from unwarranted charges. Frankly, can we blame them?

A Seattle police recruiter told ABC News, “You can get shot at for $40,000 or be home with your family for $60,000.” In Chicago, a police recruitment fair held in January drew fewer than ten people. The city is racing toward 600 homicides and has over 3300 shot so far this year while the police and detective ranks are massively understaffed.

This past spring, Dallas police cancelled two police academy classes due to lack of interest. A spokesman for the International Association of Chiefs of Police says the number of candidates applying for jobs in the rural south is down as much as 80 percent. The Los Angeles Police Department loses five officers a day to retirement and in Baltimore, where police are routinely harassed and vilified by anti-cop activists, 400 of 500 eligible officers have taken early retirement.

The Washington Post recently featured a story examining how the nation’s capital is struggling to recruit qualified candidates to patrol DC’s increasingly violent streets. The Post noted how police work has, “lost some luster” and cited declining recruitment rates of 26 percent in 2014 from the year before and dipped an additional 28 percent in 2015.

False narratives created and perpetuated by the Black Lives Matter movement and embraced by the mainstream media are clearly a root cause for much of the civil unrest directed at our police today. Noted criminologist and law enforcement expert Ron Martinelli describes how BLM didn’t spontaneously rise from some pop social media movement. BLM, according to Martinelli, is “a large, organized, well-planned and funded political action group with international outreach extending to Cuba, Northern Ireland, Europe, and the Middle East.”

The BLM is an organization reborn from the Vietnam war era, with a political ideology steeped in Marxism and Black Nationalism. Literally all of the heroes of the BLM founders are former convicted cop-killer Black Nationalist revolutionaries from the old Black Panther, Black Liberation Army and Weather Underground organizations,” Martinelli writes. Who can forget the protest in St. Paul, Minn. where BLM “activists” chanted, “Pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon!” Celebrity entertainers Jay Z and Beyoncé lavish praise on BLM and celebrate their dangerous cause. BLM also receives massive funding from liberal financier George Soros.

Anti-police activity and rhetoric produces deadly consequences with ambush attacks on our police increasing in frequency.  Within days of a December 2014 New York City march where the chant was, “What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want them? Now!” a Baltimore thug gunned down two Brooklyn officers parked in a patrol car.

In September, a Philadelphia man shot 18 times into the patrol car assigned to 19 year veteran, Sgt. Sylvia Young. Miraculously, the officer survived. Police later found a note from the shooter stating how he hated cops and parole officers. The Philadelphia attack followed ambush-style shootings in July that claimed the lives of five police officers in Dallas and three officers in Baton Rouge. Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and noted author Heather MacDonald say it plainly, “War has been declared on the American police officer.”

Can anyone be surprised to learn how our nation’s youth are turning away from police work, opting for better paying and safer jobs in technology or manufacturing? While some may want to enter public service, they’re rightfully asking, “at what cost?” As we witness the final stretch of this presidential election and listen to candidate debates, speeches, and political ads, one can only hope for a revival of civility and return to much-needed respect for police and first responders.

Vilifying police — especially when the facts around many of these incendiary shooting incidents are largely ignored — will only generate additional mistrust and further erode police ranks at a time when more cops are badly needed. On our current course, growing numbers of law-abiding citizens will fall victim to the violence and brutality of criminals who grow more and more emboldened.

Candidates seeking public office should courageously and forcefully repudiate the hateful rhetoric of the BLM movement and their surrogates and offer substantive ways to invest in our police and rebuild trust with the communities they serve. Without it, militant cop-haters will grow stronger and will eventually make civil unrest and violence our new normal.

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Marilyn Mosby and Her Relentless Pursuit of Injustice – “The American dream of owning a home, driving a car and planning for ones own future have become direct targets of such agency policy.”

by Ron Hosko

Many believe the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. For them, we might consider including an image with the definition — the image of Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.

Mosby, and her obedient if misguided courtroom prosecutors, are now not just zero for four in their efforts to convict Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray. They are zero for 22, since not a single charge faced by the officers as they approached trial has held water.

While the national news is now hotly focused on the Republican National Convention and on the painful assassination of eight police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, the Freddie Gray case seems like yesterday’s news — a tiny article in the regional or state section of any major publication. The convulsive violence, arson, and attacks on police that followed Gray’s in-custody injury and subsequent death has receded to almost footnote status while six experienced Baltimore cops have fought mightily for their names and futures.

This week dealt the fourth stinging defeat for the politically and ego-driven Mosby and we’re again wondering what, if anything, has she learned this time.

The words of Judge Barry G. Williams, an African American who formerly worked in the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, must be ringing in the ears of the failed State’s Attorney and her embarrassed prosecutors, his opinion sounding more like a law school lecture on evidence than a judgment in a high-profile police misconduct case. He intoned that the state had repeatedly and consistently failed to meet their burden of proving charges beyond a reasonable doubt, instead asking the court to rely on “presumptions or assumptions.”

For the third consecutive bench trial, Williams systematically dismantled the prosecution’s “evidence” which too often was little more than supposition and conjecture with no substance. What’s more, Williams has provided the defense fodder for scheduled trials of Officer Garrett Miller and Sgt. Alicia White and the retrial of Officer William Porter, all of whom will certainly ask for bench trials. So undermining to a successful prosecution of any of the officers has been Williams’ verdict language, a second-year law student could easily step in as lead defense attorney.

The question for Ms. Mosby, now dripping with failure, is whether she is capable of responding to Judge Williams’s “call for justice” by dropping all remaining charges against the three officers. Or will insanity prevail as she struggles to vindicate her own bad judgments?

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Jesse Lee Peterson: Ex-Baltimore Cop Slams DOJ, Black Lives Matter

Ex-Baltimore Cop Slams DOJ, Black Lives Matter – Exposing the scapegoating of police in battle of ‘good vs evil’

by Jesse Lee Peterson

WAR ON COPS Barack Obama’s Department of Justice has released a scathing report accusing the Baltimore Police Department of racial profiling, unconstitutional searches and arrests and excessive use of force against black residents. The DOJ monitored the department’s policing methods for more than a year after the 2015 death of Freddie Gray. Four officers were acquitted of charges connected to Gray’s death before discredited Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby dropped charges against the remaining two officers involved.
Baltimore and the DOJ have agreed to negotiate a court-enforceable consent decree that will prescribe steps for “reform.” In other words, Attorney General Loretta Lynch will dictate how they police and whom they hire. This is all about federal control and the redistribution of power and wealth. Since the feds started interfering, police are less proactive, and Baltimore’s murder rate has soared to the highest level in decades with 344 murders in 2015! Now, things will get worse.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake – who last year sought to give rioters “space to destroy” – praised the DOJ report. She says it creates a “crucial foundation” for allowing the city to change the police department. Rawlings-Blake and federal officials are scapegoating police officers for the despair and violence that their failed liberal policies helped create. The DOJ report is full of lies, and it will exacerbate the anger that blacks harbor toward police and whites. Police are not the problem; they’re part of the solution. Even Martin O’Malley, the former Democrat mayor of Baltimore and former governor of Maryland, was critical of the Justice Department’s report.