Tweet For decades now, the Left has been excusing crime with the old “root causes” argument: criminals are made, not born, and they’re made by a confluence of poverty, racism, peer pressure, etc. Because white Leftists feel guilty about this, they’ve tended to give ghetto-based criminals a pass. It’s not their fault they’re criminals; it’s [...]
Tag Archive 'Oakland'
Tweet Not only is the Occupy movement ugly, divisive and violent, it’s also expensive: The news spotlight has moved elsewhere, but Oakland continues to shell out hundreds of thousands of dollars a month for the Occupy protests. Every week for the past month, more than 100 cops, or roughly one-fifth of the city’s patrol force, [...]
Tweet As I was up early, I listened to KSFO’s Brian Sussman show. A man called in, identified himself as someone who works at the Port of Oakland, and described with some amusement the eight or so luxury buses that pulled up, disgorging a bunch of people in their 30s and 40s, completely with mass-produced [...]
Do you think liberals, reading the paper, are beginning to catch on that Occupy is a problem, not a solution?
Tweet I present to you, without comment, a collection of headlines from today’s Bay Area news section of the San Francisco Chronicle: Many Oakland stores close for strike Jill Tucker,Carolyn Jones, Chronicle Staff Writers Many businesses in downtown Oakland are closed during today’s Occupy Oakland general strike, whether in support of the movement or in [...]
Tweet Last year, an Oakland transit police officer, Johannes Mehserle, killed Oscar Grant, in a BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) station. Grant was being, to put it mildly, obstreperous. Mehserle’s defense is that he meant to taser Grant but, instead, shot him. Video footage made at the time indicates that Mehserle did indeed make a [...]
Tweet There are two storm warnings I want to give you, one of which requires action on your part, the other of which, depending on where you live, falls into the “sit, watch, and thank God you’re far away” category. First warning: Drastic cuts to the military, courtesy of Bawney Fwank, that noted military expert. [...]
Tweet A Mormon in Oakland who is seeking re-appointment to a city-run board is being turned away because he supported Prop. 8. There’s no indication that he is homophobic. Like me, he favors civil unions for gays, which would extend to them the full panoply of legal rights available under the law. (I also favor [...]