Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Chicago PD Officer under fire for over firing on a 17 year old suspect carrying a knife

First off I want to wish everybody a very Happy Thanksgiving. I saw today at the White House as the human turkey pardoned two other turkeys. Anyways, here we go again thanks to the national media like clockwork. The nation is yet again being dragged into another black suspect/white cop shooting saga. A Chicago Police Officer Jason Dyke is being charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald. This is the unedited video of the events leading up to the encounter between Officer Van Dyke and Laquan McDonald. Warning for graphic content.

 I've stated many times that I am a staunch supporter of body cameras and video documentation in general, because it's hard to say that video is here say evidence and it helps to keep both sides honest. I've also said that people must take a wait and see stance regarding evidence in a particular case and see where the evidence leads in regards to an officer shooting a suspect regardless of race. Many people like myself care simply that the facts get out so that true justice is served. Others only care to see every possible situation or incident through the narrow lenses of race and to seek favorable outcomes due to it. I've seen the video in question, and I came away with more questions then answers in this case. The attorney for Officer Dyke said that his client will be found innocent when all the facts are presented. I don't share his confidence for several reasons. From what I've read, Officer Van Dyke was the last officer to arrive on the scene as the other officers were confronting Laquan McDonald. I find it hard for Mr Van Dyke to claim he feared for his life, when Laquan was seen moving away from him, when he opened fired on him 17 times.  The amount of times officer Van Dyke shot Laquan McDonald was overkill (pardon the pun) but what was most damming is that he allegedly shot Laquan in the back and also while Laquan was on the ground. I'm not a gun expert, but I am assuming that a semi automatic service revolver will fire one bullet per squeezing of the trigger. I simulated pulling a trigger 17 times, the amount of shots doesn't compute as justified to take down one suspect. Also, was a taser used to try and subdue Laquan and if not why not? The Chicago Police Department is under scrutiny for waiting over a year to release it's findings of it's investigation. This delay has only helped to anger certain people and to give ammo to black activists who already don't have a favorable opinion of law enforcement. For now Chicago hasn't turned into Baltimore, for now.

Friday, November 06, 2015

The losers of the CNBC debate

CNBC has had record low rating for a long time now.  The same goes for it's sister network MSNBC.  The wizards of smart who once owned MSNBC and CNBC General Electric never figured out the simple concept that people just want unbiased news, and the current owners Comcast hasn't learned that lesson either, so viewers have spoken by tuning both of them out. The CNBC debate could have been a memorable and informative debate for all the right reasons, but the progressive hack/ news director of CNBC decided it was more important to have Democratic activists Carl Quintanilla, Becky Quick, John Harwood to be the so called moderators of a Republican Debate instead. There are two people who for some crazy reason still work for CNBC who would have been perfect moderators for that the debate but weren't, because the debate would have been a true one if they were. Reince Priebuss should have demanded that Larry Kudlow and Rick Sentelli have been the moderators. If it was me, it would have been a no brainer to have done that. The progressive bias of the NBC family is well documented.. This is a video I created back in 2009 when, the panelists on MSNBC reported on "white people" showing up at an Obama health care rally with guns strapped to their waste. Yeah about that.

We can't forget this little nugget from MSNBC's Ed Schultz in which he tried to imply that Rick Perry was a racist during his 2012 run.. Ed selectively cut off a point in Rick's speech in which he was referring to the national debt as being a big black cloud, again yeah about that.  It's bias like this it's no wonder why CNBC was the biggest loser of their own debate.