Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is pro-rape

NBC News just reported the following:

“A New York man is accused of sexually assaulting five people in the Bronx a week before he was going to be sentenced to 30 days in jail as part of a plea deal in a separate rape case.”

“Justin Washington was out on bail when he allegedly assaulted four women and a man in a string of attacks on Sept. 15, according to a criminal complaint obtained by NBC News.”

Alvin Bragg is the Manhattan District Attorney.

He thinks a rapist should only get 30 days in jail.

And he let that rapist out on bail before serving the 30 day sentence.

And while out on bail, that rapist raped five other people.

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is pro-rape.

That is the only possible explanation for what he just did.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/ny-man-accused-sexually-assaulting-5-people-week-was-scheduled-sentenc-rcna49147

N.Y. man accused of sexually assaulting 5 people a week before he was scheduled to be sentenced in prior rape

Justin Washington was going to be sentenced Wednesday in Manhattan after he agreed to a plea deal that would have put him in jail for 30 days.

By Minyvonne Burke

September 23, 2022

A New York man is accused of sexually assaulting five people in the Bronx a week before he was going to be sentenced to 30 days in jail as part of a plea deal in a separate rape case.

Justin Washington was out on bail when he allegedly assaulted four women and a man in a string of attacks on Sept. 15, according to a criminal complaint obtained by NBC News.

Washington, 25, was due in a Manhattan court on Wednesday to be sentenced in connection with a Feb. 22 incident involving his relative. The New York Post was first to report the news.

In the Bronx case, Washington allegedly broke into a man’s apartment through an open window around 8:20 a.m. The man told police that he was sleeping in his bedroom and woke up to Washington touching his buttocks under his underwear, according to the criminal complaint. Washington asked the man, “Can I get a dollar, bro,” it states.

The man said he offered Washington a dollar but Washington refused while stating, “nevermind, you’re not understanding.” Washington fled through the window as the man said he called 911, the document says.

About 40 minutes later, Washington allegedly went to the apartment of a woman who said she was home with her 9-month-old son. The complaint says that Washington started banging on her closed window. The woman said she called 911 and then opened the curtains to see Washington masturbating, according to the complaint.

Washington ran away and allegedly broke into the apartment of another woman, the complaint states. The woman told police that she heard a loud noise and when she went to investigate, she saw Washington standing in her living room masturbating, the document says.

The woman said Washington allegedly pushed her down on her bed, pulled her nightgown up, climbed on top of her and started masturbating, according to the complaint. The woman said she fought off Washington by biting his hand and hitting him in the head with a hammer. According to the complaint, the woman said Washington asked, “Can I get a dollar?”

Washington again allegedly fled. The complaint alleges that a fourth victim, a woman, told police that she was in the shower and saw a man’s hand reach through her bathroom window and grab her underwear. The woman said she looked out the window and allegedly saw Washington masturbating before he ran off.

The fifth incident occurred around 10 a.m. and involved Washington allegedly assaulting a transient woman who was laying in the lobby of an apartment building. The complaint says that security footage showed Washington entering the building, pulling the woman’s pants down and masturbating.

September 23, 2022. Tags: , , , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Barack Obama quote in the New York Times: “We know the statistics – that children who grow up without a father are five times more likely to live in poverty and commit crime; nine times more likely to drop out of schools and twenty times more likely to end up in prison.”

“We know that more than half of all black children live in single-parent households, a number that has doubled – doubled – since we were children. We know the statistics – that children who grow up without a father are five times more likely to live in poverty and commit crime; nine times more likely to drop out of schools and twenty times more likely to end up in prison. They are more likely to have behavioral problems, or run away from home, or become teenage parents themselves. And the foundations of our community are weaker because of it.”

– Barack Obama, New York Times

Original source: https://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/15/us/politics/15text-obama.html

Archived version: https://web.archive.org/web/20190218103937/https://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/15/us/politics/15text-obama.html

September 21, 2022. Tags: , , , , , . Barack Obama, Education, Parenting, Racism, Violent crime. 2 comments.

Why does it take decades to execute someone when there is video evidence that they are guilty?

My biggest objection to the death penalty has always been that the person might be innocent.

But here’s a video, from Tupelo, Mississippi, that shows a robber shooting a store employee in the head, after the employee had already handed over the money:

https://vidmax.com/video/214979-total-subhuman-garbage-shoots-store-clerk-in-the-head-even-though-he-was-complying-during-robbery

Here’s an article explaining that the guy has been arrested, and charged with capital murder. He could face the death penalty:

https://www.wlbt.com/2022/09/13/man-accused-killing-tupelo-store-clerk-charged-with-capital-murder-could-face-death-penalty/

I hope this guy gets executed.

And I hope it doesn’t take decades.

I hope his execution happens before the end of this year.

September 16, 2022. Tags: , , , . death penalty, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Chicago makes it really, really easy for serial armed robbers to avoid getting caught

https://cwbchicago.com/2022/09/moments-after-2-more-armed-robberies-in-wicker-park-cpd-boss-orders-cops-to-stop-following-men-wanted-for-over-a-dozen-hold-ups.html

Moments after 2 more armed robberies in Wicker Park, CPD boss orders cops to stop following men wanted for over a dozen hold-ups

September 10, 2022

An armed robbery crew that has struck repeatedly in Wicker Park and Avondale returned to the area to commit two more daylight robberies on Friday morning. Chicago police spotted the offenders as they fled from the second robbery scene, but a CPD supervisor ordered units not to follow the car onto the expressway. So, the armed men, wanted for more than a dozen armed and sometimes violent robberies, remain at large to commit more crimes.

Chicago police say both robberies happened around 11 a.m. on Friday, about 10 minutes apart.

First, two men got out of a dark sedan and grabbed a 50-year-old woman’s purse as she walked in the 1800 block of North Winchester, a CPD spokesperson said. The purse strap broke, but the robbers couldn’t get it from her before they fled the scene, according to police.

One of the robbers was armed with a handgun.

The CPD spokesperson said that minutes later, two men stepped out of a dark-colored car and confronted a 30-year-old man walking in the 2300 block of West Wabansia. While one offender pointed a gun at the victim, the other went through the man’s pockets to take valuables, according to CPD.

In both cases, the offenders were described as Black males wearing hoodies and face masks who escaped in a four-door car with a passenger-side window taped up or covered with a garbage bag.

That’s the vehicle and suspect description given in a string of robberies reported in the area since August 22, including at least eight other robberies this month. The crew has pistol-whipped some victims and fired shots during at least one hold-up, according to CPD.

Detectives have publicly linked robberies on the following dates and times to the same group:

1300 block of North Parkside Ave on August 22 at 1:40 p.m.

4700 block of West Le Moyne Ave on August 22 at 1:46 p.m.

2000 block of North Campbell Ave on September 4 at 8:10 p.m.

5900 block of North Central Park Ave on September 4 at 8:40 p.m.

2000 block of West Potomac Ave on September 4 at 9:05 p.m.

2800 block of North Maplewood Ave on September 5 at 11:30 p.m.

2800 block of North Campbell Ave on September 5 at 11:34 p.m.

1900 block of North Spaulding Ave on September 5 at 11:50 p.m.

1700 block of West Ellen St on September 6 at 6:58 p.m.

1200 block of North Wood St on September 6 at 7:01 p.m.

On Friday, cops spotted the car, a black Kia with a taped-up rear passenger window, at 11:09 a.m., moments after the second robbery, according to police radio transmissions. They followed the vehicle until it reached the Kennedy Expressway.

“After it gets on the expressway, let it go,” a supervisor radioed.

The officers followed those directions, as CPD’s auto pursuit policy requires.

CPD’s pursuit rules, written in August 2020, provide officers with 11 pages of instructions to consider when deciding if a vehicle should be pursued. It says very clearly that the CPD won’t punish any officer for ending a car chase and that they must obey any order from a supervisor to stop following or chasing a suspect.

The order was meant to reduce the number of accidents and injuries to innocent bystanders during police chases. Chicago has paid out millions of dollars to settle lawsuits filed by crash victims and their families.

But one consequence of the city’s policy is that people who commit violent crimes remain on the loose to commit more violent crimes.

As CWBChicago reported just days ago, Chicago cops terminated pursuits and “follows” of another robbery crew’s vehicle at least five times in the six months between November 2021 and May 2022. That group of offenders is believed to have robbed well over 50 people, often pistol-whipping and sometimes firing shots. Their string of crimes culminated with the brutal shooting and robbery of Dakotah Earley in Lincoln Park on May 6.

In fact, CWB has reported, police terminated a “follow” of that group’s car about an hour before it rolled up Earley.

During a recent discussion about the growing police practice of not pursuing violent offenders, former New York City police sergeant Joseph Giacolone tweeted, “You’re dammed if you do and dammed if you don’t, however, dammed if you don’t is what the politicians want.”

September 12, 2022. Tags: , . Violent crime. Leave a comment.

The scumbag who just murdered four people in Memphis had previously tried to murder someone, but they let him out of prison early

https://www.newsweek.com/memphis-shooter-ezekiel-kelly-released-early-prison-sentence-assault-1740934

Ezekiel Kelly, Memphis Shooter, Was Released Early From Prison

By James Bickerton

September 8, 2022

Ezekiel Kelly, the 19-year-old arrested following a series of shootings around Memphis, Tennessee, was sentenced to three years in prison for aggregated assault in 2021, according to court filings.

On Wednesday, four people were killed, and another three injured, during a series of shootings around Memphis which caused parts of the city to lockdown before the suspect was caught.

Police arrested Kelly, who has been charged with first degree murder, on Wednesday night following the attacks.

Court records show in 2020 Kelly was charged with attempted first-degree murder, reckless endangerment and possession of a firearm with intent to commit a felony.

He pled guilty to the lesser charge of aggravated assault and was imprisoned for three years in June 2021 at the Shelby County Department of Corrections, but was already out of jail, for reasons that are unclear. Kelly served only 11 months in jail and was released in March of this year.

September 9, 2022. Tags: , , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Canadian stabbing suspect had 59 convictions, but the parole board decided that it would be safe to let him out of jail

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:TihRJmjw2EIJ:https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/09/07/canada-stabbings-myles-sanderson-arrested/&hl=en&gl=us&strip=0&vw0

Canada stabbings suspect Myles Sanderson taken into custody, police say

By Amanda Coletta

September 7, 2022

TORONTO — Canadian police said Wednesday that they had taken fugitive stabbing suspect Myles Sanderson into custody after a four-day manhunt that set the province of Saskatchewan on edge.

Sanderson, 32, and his brother, Damien, 31, were charged with murder in the stabbing attacks on the James Smith Cree Nation and the nearby village of Weldon on Sunday that killed 10 people and wounded 18 in one of Canada’s deadliest mass killings. Damien Sanderson was found dead on the James Smith Cree Nation on Monday with injuries that authorities said did not appear to be self-inflicted.

“Myles Sanderson was located and taken in to police custody near Rosthern, [Saskatchewan] at approximately 3:30 p.m. today,” the Saskatchewan Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement. “There is no longer a risk to public safety relating to this investigation.”

Rosthern is roughly 80 miles southwest of the James Smith Cree Nation, where the killings began Sunday morning. Police received the first call at 5:40 a.m., then many more, about stabbings on the Indigenous reserve. By the end of the day, the carnage traced across 13 different crimes scenes.

The victims, whose identities were released on Wednesday, ranged in age from 23 to 78. All but one were from the James Smith Cree Nation. They included a mother who died protecting her children, an addictions counselor who was responding to an emergency call and a Canadian army veteran.

“It’s a huge amount of weight off a lot of people’s shoulders that he’s in custody,” Randy Hoback, a Canadian lawmaker who represents the part of Saskatchewan where the killings occurred, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. “I think a lot of people are breathing a big sigh of relief and will sleep a lot better tonight.”

After the stabbings, police said they believed Sanderson was in Regina, the provincial capital. On Tuesday, they converged on the James Smith Cree Nation after reports that he had been seen there, and urged residents to seek shelter.

But they later determined he wasn’t there and said his whereabouts were unknown.

Police on Wednesday afternoon issued an emergency alert for Wakaw, a community some 20 miles east of Rosthern, after reports of a man with a knife driving a stolen white Chevrolet Avalanche. They said they believed it could be connected to the mass stabbing.

Sanderson was arrested on the side a road. Video broadcast by the CBC showed the Avalanche surrounded by police vehicles.

Police have not identified a motive for the killings.

Since Sanderson was named as a suspect in the attacks Sunday, Canadians have asked why a man with 59 convictions as an adult and a violent criminal past spanning nearly two decades was on the streets.

Police had been searching for him since May, when he was declared “unlawfully at large” after not reporting to his parole officer.

He was serving a four-year, four-month sentence for charges including assault, robbery and other episodes of violence, including instances where he stabbed two people with a fork, beat a man unconscious and repeatedly kicked the head of a police officer, according to records from the Parole Board of Canada obtained by The Washington Post.

The records said Sanderson began using drugs and alcohol when he was 12, and grew up in an environment where physical abuse and domestic violence were common. According to the records, Sanderson had said he was easily angered when drunk and a “different” person when sober.

He was given a statutory release in August 2021. Canadian law requires some federal offenders who have served two-thirds of their sentences to be released from prison and placed under direct supervision in their communities.

Sanderson’s statutory release was canceled in November after he was not honest with his parole supervisor about living with a former spouse, in violation of the conditions of his statutory release.

“Your parole supervisor assessed that this situation indicated that you were in your domestic violence cycle and that your risk was no longer manageable in the community,” the board wrote.

The board canceled the suspension in February, writing that he would “not present an undue risk” to the public.

“Going forward, you need to be honest and open with your parole supervisor,” it wrote.

Marco Mendicino, Canada’s public safety minister, said this week that the board plans to review its decision.

September 7, 2022. Tags: , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark is pro-crime

https://www.yahoo.com/news/nyc-sucker-punch-attack-suspect-172358044.html

September 6, 2022

The lawyer for New York City’s sucker punch attack suspect alleged at a hearing Tuesday that his client’s been subjected to “character assassination” by the media, as the brother of the victim left in a coma following the unprovoked beating from the sex offender parolee sobbed in the courtroom.

Bui Van Phu, a 55-year-old homeless convicted sex offender, was led into the Bronx courtroom in handcuffs, where the defendant kept his head down.

The Vietnamese immigrant, reportedly a member of a street gang, was arrested for the brutal Aug. 12 Bronx attack on 52-year-old Jesus Cortes.

The NYPD recommended an attempted murder charge, but Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark’s downgraded the charges, and Bui was released on no bail under the state’s controversial bail reform law backed by New York Gov. Kathy Hochul.

Public outcry ensued over Bui’s release, and Hochul intervened, leading to the suspect being re-arrested for allegedly violating the terms of his lifetime parole. He’s been held at Rikers Island since. Clark’s prosecutors made no indication Tuesday on whether they’ll upgrade the charges against Bui.

September 7, 2022. Tags: , , , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Rookie cop dead after being shot by lifelong criminal

https://thepostmillennial.com/rookie-cop-dead-after-being-shot-by-lifelong-criminal-police

Rookie cop dead after being shot by lifelong criminal

24-year-old police officer and US Army veteran Noah Shahnavaz was shot and killed by a man who shot at cops in the past and whose criminal record dates back to 1998.

August 1, 2022

By Joshua Young

24-year-old police officer and US Army veteran Noah Shahnavaz was shot and killed during a routine traffic stop early Sunday morning in Madison County, Indiana by a lifelong violent criminal.

Fox News Reports that around 2 am Shahnavaz stopped suspect Carl Roy Webb Boards II, who got out of his 2012 Buick LaCrosse, opened fire on the officer, and then fled the scene.

Shahnavaz, who was struck at least once by the gunfire, was rushed to an Indianapolis-area hospital where he later died.

42-year-old Carl Roy Webb Boards II was tracked down by Hamilton County Sheriff’s deputies around 2:30 am. They used a tire deflation device and performed two pursuit intervention techniques to send Boards’ Buick into the median. Boards was arrested and is being held without bond.

Shahnavaz had been a member of the Elwood Police Department for 11 months and leaves behind a mother, father, and siblings. Elwood Mayor Todd Jones said at a press conference, “Noah proudly wore the Elwood Police Department uniform, serving the citizens of Elwood, he was part of our city family. A senseless act of violence robbed this man of the life and career that he had ahead of him.”

Local Fox News reports that Boards will be charged for murder, resisting arrest, and possession of a firearm by a violent felon. Madison County chief deputy prosecutor Andrew Hannah said two enhancement charges will be attached for his use of a firearm and being a habitual offender.

Carl Roy Webb Boards II’s criminal record started in 1998, when he was convicted of battery. In 2001 he was convicted of unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious felon and possession of cocaine and narcotic drugs. In 2006 he got into a police chase and was charged with attempted murder and related charges for firing at the cops. In that instance he was subdued by taser and had multiple weapons in his possession including an AK-47.

For the police chase he was convicted of all the charges except attempted murder and was released from prison in 2019. Three years after being released from prison for firing his gun at police officers he has been charged with shooting and killing another police officer.

Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter said of the incident, “When’s it going to stop? I wish I had the answer. This young man served this country for five years and chose to come back and serve a local community.”

August 23, 2022. Tags: , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Man on ‘triple probation’ convicted of armed robbery in Dayton

https://www.yahoo.com/news/man-triple-probation-convicted-armed-035900369.html

Man on ‘triple probation’ convicted of armed robbery in Dayton

By Jen Balduf

August 4, 2022

A jury found a Dayton man guilty Wednesday in a gunpoint robbery in February at a carryout.

Timothy C. Lewis, 38, was “on triple probation” in three criminal cases at the time of the Feb. 15 robbery at the Delphos Carryout, 2903 W. Third St., according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.

He will be sentenced Aug. 15 following his conviction for two counts of aggravated robbery and one counts of grand theft — motor vehicle.

Lewis was inside the victim’s vehicle when Dayton police found it following the robbery. Lewis had the victim’s wallet when he was arrested, the prosecutor’s office said.

At the time of the armed robbery, Lewis was on probation in three other criminal cases. He was convicted of possession of heroin in June 2018 and was given probation. He was then convicted of aggravated possession of drugs in April 2019 and was granted Intervention in Lieu of Conviction (ILC). In September 2020 he was convicted of aggravated robbery. His ILC was revoked and he was placed on probation for all three cases.

After the jury’s verdict was announced in the latest case, a motion was made to revoke the defendant’s bond, but it was denied by the court, the prosecutor’s office stated.

August 23, 2022. Tags: , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. 1 comment.

Liberals Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur of the Young Turks: Man Previously Arrested 41 TIMES Assaults Innocent Worker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FOqmrY0wpo

August 22, 2022. Tags: , , , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Pierce County Superior Court Judge Philip Thornton released a violent serial criminal, and asked him not to commit any more crimes. Anyone who’s not an idiot can guess what happened next.

By Daniel Alman (aka Dan from Squirrel Hill)

August 21, 2022

Seattle is in King County, Washington. Pierce County is part of the Seattle metropolitan area.

The Seattle metropolitan area is pro-crime.

Aaron Fulk is a 48-year-old violent serial criminal who lives in the Seattle metropolitan area.

Fulk was recently arrested for threatening a security guard who was working at a transit stop. Pierce County Superior Court Judge Philip Thornton released Fulk without bail, and asked him not to commit any more crimes.

Eight days later, Fulk used a metal pole to fatally beat a 66-year-old disabled many to death.

Settle’s city council had recently voted to defund the police.

The Seattle metropolitan area is pro-crime.

You can read about it here and here.

August 21, 2022. Tags: , , , , , , , . Defund the Police, Social justice warriors, Violent crime. 2 comments.

New Orleans is pro-crime. They gave zero jail time to a repeat armed carjacker.

https://www.fox8live.com/2022/08/19/crime-victims-upset-after-mayor-cantrell-attends-court-support-juvenile-perpetrator

Crime victims upset after Mayor Cantrell attends court in support of juvenile perpetrator

By Natasha Robin

August 19, 2022

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – Crime victims say they felt victimized all over again when Mayor Latoya Cantrell showed up in court to support a juvenile perpetrator during sentencing.

“I was in shock. She wasn’t there for us. She was there for the assailant and his mother. It felt like she supported the crime,” says the victim.

“Your own Mayor isn’t supporting you,” says another victim.

Both women became victims of the same 13-year-old last September in separate incidents. They say he was one of three young gunmen who threatened and robbed them.

“I opened the door, and there is a kid in my face yelling at me to get out of the car and leave my keys or else he is going to shoot me,” says the victim.

“He had a gun, and he was like, I have a weapon. Give me everything you have,” says a victim.

Both women gave up their cars and belongings, and both say their lives were changed forever.

“I live in fear, and that’s not a good peaceful way to live,” says a victim.

“I don’t even feel safe. I’m always looking and praying that there’s not somebody out to get me again,” says a victim.

Putting their fears aside, both women and even a third victim testified in court against the juvenile, and Judge Renord Darensburg found him guilty.

Thursday, Judge Darensburg sentenced him, and the victims say they were taken aback when Mayor Cantrell walked into the courtroom.

“Someone approached us, and says, I’m going to warn you, the Mayor is here and she’s sitting on the other side,” says the victim.

“It’s like your city obviously doesn’t care and like the city is on the side of the attacker,” says a victim.

The victims are filled with emotions.

The Judge told FOX 8, the public defender introduced the Mayor as a character witness for the 13-year-old. While she didn’t speak, the victims say the Mayor sat next to the young attacker’s mother as they read their impact statements to the court.

“I couldn’t believe it. Three women were shedding tears and holding each other and comforting each other and she’s sitting next to this mom. I’m looking at the situation, and I’m confused. Did I do something wrong here? Was I at fault for something? That’s what I felt,” says the victim.

The Judge sentenced the 13-year-old to 3 years suspended sentence, meaning no jail time. The Judge told FOX 8, “Outside influences do not impact my decisions. My decision was based on the best interest of the juvenile and the community as this youth participated in 8 months of programming and remains compliant.”

“There has to be some sort of consequence for an action that has traumatized and terrorized three innocent women and complicated our lives,” says a victim.

While the victims aren’t happy with the sentence, they say the Mayor’s support for the young criminal made them feel victimized all over again.

District Attorney Jason Williams released a statement saying:

“As I’ve said repeatedly since taking office in January 2021, the violent offenders wreaking havoc in our neighborhoods must be held accountable, and we are practicing what we preach at the DA’s Office. In this case, our prosecutors fought and argued for the judge to impose the maximum possible sentence. It was abundantly clear based on the facts, evidence, and circumstances that serious jail time was required to ensure accountability and public safety. We are extremely disappointed in the sentence that was ultimately handed down. Our office is deeply committed to securing justice for victims and survivors, but – especially as it pertains to juvenile offenders and our young people in New Orleans more broadly – it will take all of us to turn the tide. Nobody at the DA’s Office, myself included, was given advance notice of the Mayor’s presence or can provide any context for her participation at yesterday’s hearing.”

August 20, 2022. Tags: , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Lauren Chen: The Left Hates Asians (The Affirmative Action Debate)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkRB-X0vWlU

August 20, 2022. Tags: , , , , , , , . Dumbing down, Education, Racism, Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Newport News, Virginia: This teenager just committed his second shooting. His punishment for the first was to wear an electronic ankle monitor.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/former-heritage-high-school-student-175100915.html

Former Heritage High School student sentenced to 10 years in shooting of two students last year: ‘I’m trying to redeem myself.’

By Peter Dujardin

August 5, 2022

A former Heritage High School student was sentenced Friday to 10 years behind bars in a shooting that wounded two students at the school last fall.

Circuit Court Judge Christopher Papile sentenced Jacari Taylor — who was 15 at the time of the September shooting and is now 16 — to a blended sentence that will include juvenile detention and state prison time.

“I can’t ignore that he brought a gun to school, got into an altercation, and decided to pull the gun out, shooting it many times and hitting these two victims,” Papile said. With the crowd of students in the hallway at the time, the judge said, “I’m flabbergasted that it wasn’t much worse.”

The Sept. 20 shooting came less than two weeks into the school year as about 1,200 students returned to full in-person classes following pandemic lockdowns.

Word of the incident spread quickly on social media, with parents rushing to the school en masse. Hundreds of students fled the building, while others hid in closets and barricaded classrooms. The school was closed for more than a month.

Taylor was arrested the day of the shooting after his father took him to turn himself in.

Prosecutors said Taylor and a 17-year-old student were arguing in the school cafeteria when the dispute spilled into a hallway. Surveillance footage shows Taylor and the other student falling to the floor, after which Taylor pulled a gun and began shooting. He fired several rounds before fleeing down the hallway, with dozens of students scattering.

One bullet entered behind the 17-year-old’s left ear, lodging in his lower left jaw, with the teen also struck in the leg and finger. Another round hit a 17-year-old girl in the leg as she ran. (Both students have since recovered).

Taylor faced up to 65 years Friday after pleading guilty in April to two counts of malicious wounding and four gun counts.

Deputy Newport News Commonwealth’s Attorney Travis White asked for a sentence of 10 years and seven months, or the midpoint of state sentencing guidelines.

“What occurred was a destruction of the sense of safety, the school as a sanctuary,” White said Friday. The incident caused anxiety to “every parent who sat in the parking lot hoping it wasn’t their child who was shot,” he said.

But White said Taylor deserves credit for “not dragging the community through a protracted case” — he confessed to the crime, did not fight the transfer to adult court and pleaded guilty. White called it one of the quickest cases he’s had from offense to sentence.

Assistant Public Defender Emily Hunt asked for five years — which would have allowed Taylor to serve his entire time in the juvenile system — saying Taylor is a smart teen who is introspective and “amenable to change.”

“This started with a fight and started with fear,” Hunt said. “He did not go to school with anger or a desire to shoot other people … This was not a Columbine situation.”

Hunt noted that Taylor told a detective he took the gun to school because he was having a beef with another student and didn’t know how to fight. Taylor, skinny and only 115 pounds, told detectives he wasn’t trying to kill anyone but opened fire so the other teen would “get off me.”

Taylor’s father, Jamar Taylor, testified he talks to his son every other day, calling him “quiet, goofy … and just like any other kid,” who did his chores. “He tries to uplift (his siblings) and make sure they don’t be where he at,” he said.

A counselor with the Department of Juvenile Justice, Aaron Webb, testified he and Taylor have been working well together in recent months, with a key turning point being his “straight As” on a June report card.

Jacari Taylor declined to address Papile before the sentence, but the judge read aloud a letter he submitted through his lawyer.

“I take responsibility for my actions,” Taylor wrote in part. “From the middle of my heart, I really apologize and hope you can see that I’m trying to make it all better … Hurting people doesn’t make me happy or give me confidence … I pray and hope you see that I’m trying to redeem myself.”

But Papile noted that Taylor’s time in juvenile custody — at least before the past few months — hasn’t always been without incident. That included threats against others, throwing a trash can around his pod and assaulting a fellow inmate in May, only five days after his guilty plea.

Papile also noted that at the time of the Heritage shooting, Taylor had another malicious wounding case already pending against him. “It wasn’t the first time he had taken out a gun and shot somebody,” the judge said.

In the July 2020 incident, when Taylor was 14, he was charged with shooting a teen, and pleaded guilty to that charge in March 2021. In September of 2021 — only a couple of weeks before the Heritage shooting — a juvenile court judge ordered him to wear an electronic ankle monitor in that case.

The judge asked Friday if there was a relationship between the two shooting incidents, and Hunt confirmed a partial link. She didn’t spell out the connection, but said both shootings stemmed from disputes others were having with Taylor’s brother.

Papile sentenced Taylor to 45 years on the charges from the Heritage shooting but suspended 35 years, reducing the active time to 10 years. The judge also ordered Taylor to stay away from the shooting victims and pay about $6,281 in medical bills for one victim.

“You might think what I am doing is severe,” Papile told him. “But you will be a very young person when you get out. You will be in your 20s and you will have your whole life ahead of you.”

August 20, 2022. Tags: , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

New York City continues to be pro-crime

https://www.yahoo.com/news/nyc-attempted-murder-suspect-dismissed-001454047.html

NYC Attempted-Murder Suspect Dismissed from Court after Charge Reduced to Misdemeanor

By Caroline Downey

August 18, 2022

A man arrested on an attempted-murder charge, who also is a registered sex offender, was dismissed from court in New York City on supervised release without bail Thursday after his charge was reduced to a misdemeanor.

Bui Van Phu, the 55-year-old man accused of brutally sucker punching a diner Friday night, inflicting trauma to the head that posed significant risk to his life, had his charges lessened to third-degree assault and second-degree harassment by Bronx Criminal Court. The grounds for the lower charge were that he “‘intentionally (caused) physical injury and with intent to harass, annoy or alarm another person,”’ according to court records obtained by the Daily Mail.

Phu had been incarcerated for six years with lifetime parole after he was convicted for attempted robbery in 1991 and raping a 17-year-old girl at gunpoint in 1994, for which he was designated a Level 3 sex offender. Phu was also charged with criminal possession of a weapon and robbery in New York City in the 1990s, the outlet reported. He has been out of prison since March 2019.

A video from the New York Police Department shows Phu leaving the Fuego Tipico restaurant in the Bronx, putting on work gloves, and without apparent provocation violently punching 52-year-old Jesus Cortes in the head from behind. The victim suffered a fractured skull, a broken cheekbone, and a brain bleed, and he is currently in a coma at the hospital.

Cortes’s family members were dismayed to hear of the vicious attack and expressed outrage that the perpetrator is now roaming free.

“That kind of person shouldn’t be out on the street,” the victim’s sister, Veronica Cortes, 50, told the  N.Y. Daily News. “I felt helplessness and anger and sadness because that person who did the damage does not know the damage he did to the whole family.”

The incident comes as Mayor Eric Adams and the city’s progressive prosecutors, such as Democratic district attorney Alvin Bragg, have come under intense criticism for their soft-on-crime policies, such as bail reform, which many residents say has fueled the rising wave of homicides, theft, and aggravated assault.

Last month, Bragg originally chose to charge with murder and set a $500,000 cash bail for a New York City bodega worker who fatally stabbed an attacker in what he said was self-defense. Bragg later dropped the charge in response to public backlash.

The Bronx DA and New York City police union did not immediately respond to requests for comment from National Review.

August 19, 2022. Tags: , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Liberal Ana Kasparian of the Young Turks criticizes California for not punishing violent criminals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbcIoUEFGRc

August 18, 2022. Tags: , , , . Violent crime. Leave a comment.

New York City continues to be pro-crime

https://www.yahoo.com/news/nyc-career-criminal-sees-hate-122212058.html

NYC career criminal sees hate crime charge dropped in alleged slashing of Asian woman

By Carl Samson

August 4, 2022

The man accused of slashing an Asian woman in New York City on Sunday will no longer be charged with a hate crime, according to reports.

Anthony Evans, 30, will instead undergo a psychiatric evaluation but remain held without bail for the Times Square attack, which left the 59-year-old victim with a severely injured hand and trauma.

Surveillance footage of the attack at 7th Ave. and W. 42nd St. shows the assailant allegedly running up to the victim and slashing her from behind with a box cutter.

Evans, who has at least 30 prior arrests, was busted on Tuesday morning and initially charged by police with assault as a hate crime and criminal possession of a weapon.

Prosecutors, however, dropped the hate crime enhancement on Wednesday and instead charged Evans with assault and attempted assault, according to the New York Daily News.

The victim is a tailor who required 19 stitches for her injury. While no words were reportedly exchanged during the incident, she suspects she was targeted for being Asian.

Court records show that Evans was also arrested for a violent robbery just days before Sunday’s attack, but a Queens judge let him loose on supervised release, the New York Post reported.

Evans allegedly stole a pack of noodles from SkyFoods on College Point Boulevard on July 22. He then hit the store’s manager in the face after the latter confronted him outside, as per a criminal complaint.

Then, on July 27, Evans allegedly stole an 18-pack of Miller Light beer from a Walgreens. A worker confronted him outside and retrieved the beer, according to court records.

Evans was charged with second-degree robbery for the July 22 incident and petty larceny for the July 27 case. During his July 27 arraignment, prosecutors reportedly sought a $50,000 bail, but the judge released him for free.

Prosecutors sought to have Evans held on a $200,000 bail for the latest attack, but he was instead ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, according to reports. He must return to court on Aug. 25.

August 4, 2022. Tags: , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

More proof that New York is pro-crime

https://web.archive.org/web/20220730092140/https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/30/nyregion/how-did-a-two-time-killer-get-out-to-be-charged-again-at-age-83.html

How Did a Two-Time Killer Get Out to Be Charged Again at Age 83?

Marceline Harvey is accused of dismembering a woman in Brooklyn. Her life was defined by a tormented relationship with women and herself — and a simmering anger.

By Rebecca Davis O’Brien and Ali Watkins

July 30, 2022

The person before the parole panel in June 2019 was tall and slim, in far better shape than 81 years of life might have suggested. Mild and polite, the supplicant seemed nothing like the murderer who had spent decades in prison, first for shooting a girlfriend dead in 1963, and then for stabbing another in 1985, stuffing her corpse into a bag and leaving it in Central Park.

“I’m no longer that person,” the inmate told the parole board commissioners. Despite misgivings, they would rule in favor of release.

Two and a half years after leaving Cayuga Correctional Facility, Marceline Harvey was accused again, charged with killing Susan Leyden, 68. Parts of Ms. Leyden’s body were found in March inside a shopping cart in East New York, stuffed in a bag. In Ms. Harvey’s apartment, investigators found a bloody mop, a tub full of towels and a box for an electric saw.

For seven decades leading up to her latest arrest, Ms. Harvey navigated New York’s intricate criminal justice bureaucracy: the country’s largest police apparatus, the state’s overlapping welfare agencies, its prisons and the officials charged with deciding who remains in them. She confronted the system in some moments, manipulated it in others. Behind her was a trail of crimes so grisly that for decades, parole officials refused to let her out.

Now Ms. Harvey has pleaded not guilty to murder. Ms. Harvey’s lawyer at the Brooklyn Public Defenders’ office declined to comment on her case. Ms. Harvey, who is being held at Rikers, could not be reached for comment; she declined an interview request.

Decades worth of police documents and court records detail the life of Ms. Harvey, a transgender woman who transitioned at some point after her release from prison. Central to her tale are more than three decades of parole board minutes obtained through the state’s Freedom of Information Law. In them, she insists that authorities exaggerated evidence, changes stories about crimes she admitted and veers between contrition and blaming those she killed.

The records include several examples of her harassing or attacking women throughout her life. She was accused of attempted rape at 14; the victim was an 8-year-old girl. Ms. Harvey, who by her own account struggled with her mental health, said she had to choke down rage when women challenged her manliness before she transitioned — making fun of her soft voice, for example.

A homeless shelter worker and people close to Ms. Leyden questioned whether, despite her gender identity, Ms. Harvey should have been placed in a homeless shelter for women, given her history of attacking and murdering them. Speaking from Rikers to The New York Post, Ms. Harvey referred to herself as having two personas: one, a violent male named Harvey Marcelin — the name she used for most of her life and is included in court records — and the other, a soft-spoken woman named Marceline Harvey.

But transgender people are far more likely to become victims of violence, not perpetrators, and data from the National Center for Transgender Equality suggests more than half of transgender people who stay in shelters encounter harassment.

And the crucial question surrounding Ms. Harvey’s case is less complicated: How was someone who had killed twice before allowed the chance to kill again?

“Anger doesn’t dissolve at 84,” said Dr. Katherine Ramsland, a professor of forensic psychology at DeSales University in Pennsylvania. “It wouldn’t surprise me that a person who killed earlier — even 50, 60 years earlier — out of anger, would feel the same compulsion.”

Even so, a spokesman for the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision said Ms. Harvey met the criteria for release. Ms. Harvey had completed therapy and coursework, and had letters of support from organizations that work with released offenders, the parole records show. The prison system had deemed her unlikely to commit a violent offense.

Krystal Rodriguez, policy director for the Data Collaborative for Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, said the crime of which Ms. Harvey is accused was so bizarre that parole board officials would be unlikely to foresee it.

“Someone committing such a tragic and violent crime at this age is so incredibly rare that it would be very difficult for anyone reviewing this case to even consider,” Ms. Rodriguez said.

A Propensity for Violence

Born in 1938, Ms. Harvey spent her youth in New York, the child of a single mother. Even as a teenager, she displayed a propensity for violence, particularly toward women, and had a complicated gender identity. According to court records and parole board minutes, Ms. Harvey was treated at Catholic Charities, which paired clergy and laypeople with troubled children, after the attempted rape at 14.

As a young adult, Ms. Harvey — described then as a tall, slender man — lived with her mother and earned $75 a week operating copy machines. She had a girlfriend, Jacqueline Bonds, but her life was chaotic: Ms. Harvey drank often, took cocaine, regularly assaulted Ms. Bonds and was in and out of psychiatric care.

In early 1963, Ms. Harvey was again accused of rape, this time as a 24-year-old. (The allegations are referred to by a parole official in a hearing minutes, which offer no further details.)

The accusation set off a spasm of violence: That April, Ms. Harvey killed Ms. Bonds, who had been scheduled to appear before a grand jury considering the case. Ms. Harvey shot her point blank in their crowded Manhattan apartment, chased her as she staggered through the kitchen and living room, and shot her twice more before she collapsed, according to board minutes and a police report.

She was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to life.

During two decades behind bars, she repeatedly appealed her conviction in state and federal courts, and tried to persuade the parole board to free her. Skeptical officials as far back as 1984 cited her aggression toward women. Even in prison, one noted, Ms. Harvey had sent inappropriate letters to candy-striper hospital volunteers.

“That is all in the past, and when I became aware that this pattern was creating, I cut it loose,” Ms. Harvey said.

Weeks later, the board freed Ms. Harvey and she returned to New York.

Shopping Carts and Bloody Garbage Bags

In the early morning hours of Oct. 30, 1985, Roberto Romano was in the lobby of the Cambridge Residence Hotel in Harlem where he lived. He was “smoking reefer,” as he later told police officers, when the tenant of room 602 passed, pushing a shopping cart that held a garbage bag.

“The bag ripped on the first step and blood came out,” Mr. Romano told the police, according to investigative reports.

Hours later, a man walking on Manhattan’s Upper West Side saw a dark plastic bag at the entrance to Central Park at 106th Street, dripping blood. He tore it open, revealing a pair of bound legs.

The victim, identified as Ana Laura Sierra in police records, had been stabbed repeatedly, tied up with a rope, and wrapped in plastic. At 29, she had a heroin habit, according to parole board reports, and several prostitution arrests. Police investigators noticed a pattern: She frequented certain addresses, including room 602 at the Cambridge Residence Hotel.

The address belonged to Ms. Harvey.

At the time, Ms. Harvey was unmoored. She had no stable job, was caught up in street life and wanted to be a pimp, she later told parole officials. Ms. Harvey and Ms. Sierra occasionally lived together.

“She was very fiery and provocative,” Ms. Harvey later told parole officials. Ms. Sierra, she said, brought “johns and tricks to the apartment,” and sold Ms. Harvey’s flute for drugs.

Court records suggest Ms. Sierra was stabbed over 30 times, but Ms. Harvey disputed that in her parole board meetings, according to the transcripts. “Some of those were puncture wounds from rats and squirrels,” Ms. Harvey said, noting the body had sat in the park for hours.

Charged with first-degree murder, Ms. Harvey struck a plea bargain with the Manhattan district attorney’s office for first-degree manslaughter and was returned to prison in 1986.

For 35 years and across 15 hearings, parole officials denied Ms. Harvey freedom. But in June 2019, as she entered her ninth decade, she appeared by video before a two-commissioner panel, Otis Cruse and Joseph Crangle.

Mr. Cruse — a former parole officer who joined the board in 2015 — noted Ms. Harvey’s lengthy history of wrongdoing. Ms. Harvey said she had no family to guide her, and that drug and alcohol abuse contributed.

“Many of those who we speak to lack the guidance that they wish they have had in their youth,” Mr. Cruse said, “but very few of them have replicated a criminal history that’s as graphic as yours has been.”

Still, the commissioners noted that internal assessments indicated a low risk for felony violence or arrest.

“I give you my word,” Ms. Harvey told the board members. “I will never reoffend.”

They approved her release.

Mr. Crangle did not respond to a request for comment; Mr. Cruse deferred to the Department of Corrections. Asked whether the commissioners stood by their decision, Thomas Mailey, a spokesman for the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, said the transcripts speak for themselves.

On Aug. 7, 2019, Ms. Harvey left prison and reported to her parole officer.

‘Love Personified’

That December, an update popped up on a Facebook page belonging to a Marceline Harvey. It had the caption “Love personified.” It was a picture of Susan Leyden.

Born in 1953, Ms. Leyden had spent most of her life in northern New Jersey. A divorced mother of one daughter, she had run her own jewelry business for years, according to one person close to her.

But facing a downturn, Ms. Leyden decided around a decade ago to relocate to the city, looking to live closer to friends and move around more easily with public transit. It was an affirmative step after a lifetime of loss — her father, two brothers and sister had died, and her marriage had unraveled. She first lived in Queens, and later moved to Brooklyn, where she landed in a supportive housing community for seniors in Fort Greene

It is unclear where her path first crossed Ms. Harvey’s, but at the time Ms. Harvey posted about Ms. Leyden, she was seeking her own placement in city shelters. Immediately after her 2019 release, she sought housing in the Bronx.

Ms. Harvey “presented as a mild spoken, very tall Black man,” said Anne Brennan, the nurse who ran the intake. “I said, ‘Well, why are you in the women’s shelter?’”

Ms. Brennan said she told Ms. Harvey that placing her in a women’s shelter seemed like a bad idea, given her history of killing women. Despite her objections, Ms. Brennan said her supervisors allowed Ms. Harvey entry.

“Apparently his feelings and identity were far more important than all the other women that were terrified of him,” she said.

Julia Savel, a spokeswoman for the city’s Department of Social Services, said rules were followed.

“Our policy — in accordance with the law — is to place individuals in shelters based on their reported gender identity,” she said. “Being homeless or transgender does not make you inherently violent and are not connected to the crime that was committed.”

Though Ms. Harvey continued to post about Ms. Leyden on social media pages, Ms. Leyden’s friends never knew of Ms. Harvey, and Ms. Leyden never discussed her.

On Feb. 27, according to the police, video showed Ms. Leyden entering Ms. Harvey’s building in East New York.

On March 3 — two and a half years after Ms. Harvey posted the first photo of Ms. Leyden — the New York Police Department got a grisly 911 call: There was a shopping cart outside a pawnshop in a mostly industrial section of East New York. Inside, a bag contained a woman’s torso. It was Ms. Leyden’s.

July 31, 2022. Tags: , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Alvin Bragg is pro-crime

https://www.yahoo.com/news/manhattan-da-scraps-20k-bail-142908288.html

Manhattan DA scraps $20K bail of Florida woman held for pepper-spraying Asians, results in release

By Carl Samson

July 28, 2022

The Florida woman charged with hate crimes for pepper-spraying a group of Asian women in New York City last month will reportedly be released from Rikers Island after her bail was scrapped.

Madeline Barker, 47, of Florida’s Merritt Island, was arrested nearly a week after the alleged incident at the intersection of 14th Street and Ninth Avenue in Chelsea on June 11.

One of the alleged victims, Nicole, told NextShark that it all started when she and her friends, who were walking around the area, stopped to rest near a woman in pink, who then allegedly accused them of “trying to harass me.”

Nicole said the woman told them “Go back to the country you came from” and “You don’t belong here.”

Videos taken with cell phones during the incident show the woman in question holding what appears to be pepper spray. She seemingly threatens those around her, who in turn try to maintain their distance.

Barker, who has been detained since June 17, admitted to being the woman involved in the incident. She was later indicted on eight counts of assault in the third degree as a hate crime, as well as four counts of aggravated harassment in the second degree, which is a misdemeanor hate crime.

However, she is now expected to be freed after being held on a $20,000 bail. On Wednesday, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Michele Rodney approved a new bail application proposed by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s Office and Barker’s defense attorneys, according to the New York Post.

Barker will reportedly be placed under The Women’s Project (TWP), a community that seeks to permanently decrease the number of women in city jails and state prisons. According to its website, TWP is part of a larger partnership between nonprofits Wildcat and The Fedcap Group, public defenders and district attorney offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx.

While on release, Barker will be under strict electronic monitoring. She will also receive “supportive housing so that her location will be known, regular check-ins and accompaniment to each court appearance to ensure her return to court,” according to Bragg’s office.

It is unclear whether Barker has already been released. While she admitted to being involved in the incident, she pleaded not guilty and will return to court on Oct. 27.

July 29, 2022. Tags: , , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

New York City continues to be pro-crime

https://www.yahoo.com/news/york-city-prosecutor-defends-going-202302868.html

New York City prosecutor defends going easy on teen who brutally attacked cop

By Rebecca Rosenberg

July 28, 2022

New York City prosecutor Alvin Bragg defended his office’s decision to go easy on a 16-year-old caught on video viciously assaulting a cop who confronted him for not paying the subway fare – the teen’s third felony arrest in less than four months.

The teen, whose name is being withheld due to his age, was charged with second-degree assault Saturday after he was captured on a 54-second clip throwing more than 20 punches at an NYPD officer, slamming him into a metal gate and putting him in a chokehold at a subway station in Harlem.

At his arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court, prosecutors recommended the teen’s release without bail and diversion to family court – where he’ll be tried as a child and face rehabilitation rather than prison.

Once a case is moved to family court, it is handled by a separate city department, and the Manhattan DA no longer has any jurisdiction over the matter.

Just three days earlier, the same troubled teen was arrested and released without bail for allegedly beating and robbing a stranger near Madison Avenue on June 21 when he was 15 – a case that Bragg’s office is prosecuting.

“Our system must respond to children as children,” Bragg spokeswoman Emily Tuttle said in a statement.

“Violence against our police officers is unacceptable, and given his age at the time of arrest, we consented to send the second case to family court as soon as possible, where he would receive the age-appropriate interventions and supports he needs while being held accountable,” the statement continued.

The Manhattan DA was not aware of the teen’s April 12 arrest for possessing a .40 caliber handgun and a crossbow in Brooklyn – a separate jurisdiction, a source told Fox News Digital. Due to his age, the record is sealed.

Under the Raise the Age statute, part of the state’s sweeping criminal justice reforms, 16-and 17-year-olds charged with misdemeanors and many nonviolent felonies are automatically prosecuted in family court.

But the district attorney can lobby to keep a case in criminal court if the crime involves significant physical injury, the display of a firearm, a sexual offense or “extraordinary circumstances.”

Former Manhattan prosecutor, who is now a criminal defense lawyer, Mark Bederow told Fox News Digital that this teen’s conduct certainly rose to “extraordinary circumstances.”

“The DA clearly knew that they were prosecuting the same offender for a violent robbery,” he said. “If that is not an extraordinary circumstance, what is? If violence against police officers is unacceptable, why ignore the violent robbery arrest. This isn’t accountability. This is lunacy.”

Bragg, the most progressive DA in the five boroughs, has come under fire since he took office in January for his liberal criminal justice policies amid a crime surge in New York City.

His office has stopped prosecuting many low level crimes, routinely downgrades felony charges and has advocated for the limited use of cash bail.

Most recently, Bragg was widely criticized for prosecuting a bodega worker for murder after he stabbed a menacing customer in self-defense. Under mounting pressure from the public, Bragg dismissed the case.

July 28, 2022. Tags: , , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Caught on Cam: Young People Beat Man to Death With Traffic Cone

https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/deadly-traffic-cone-beating-north-philadelphia/3293913/

Caught on Cam: Young People Beat Man to Death With Traffic Cone

Philadelphia police revealed video that they say shows a group of 7 young people — believed to be teenagers — attacking James Lambert with a traffic cone on June 24, 2022. The man would die the next day at the hospital

By Dan Stamm

July 8, 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWac6z6kEWo

Philadelphia police revealed video that they say shows a group of 7 young people — believed to be teenagers — attacking James Lambert with a traffic cone on June 24, 2022. The man would die the next day at the hospital

A 73-year-old man died the day after a group of young people beat him with a traffic cone in a caught-on-camera attack along a North Philadelphia street last month. Now, Philadelphia Police hope the video of the attack and a $20,000 reward lead them to those responsible.

James Lambert was walking across Cecil B. Moore Avenue near North 21st Street around 2:38 a.m. on Friday, June 24, when he was ambushed, Philadelphia police said.

On Friday, PPD released video on YouTube that shows the deadly attack on the 73-year-old Lambert. They said those responsible appeared to be three girls and four boys believed to be in their early to mid teens.

The first young person to attack Lambert can be seen on video striking the man — who is blurred in the video — with a traffic cone as he walked away from the group to the other side of the street. A short time later, another young person can be seen picking up a cone an throwing it at the man.

Lambert then moves along the sidewalk and is chased down by a young person holding a cone over her head.

“The teens struck the victim several times with objects, knocking the victim to the ground causing injuries to his head,” police said in a web post. “The victim was transported to the hospital where he died of his injuries the following day.”

The video shows the young people leaving the scene, one even hopped on a scooter and appeared to be talking with another young person walking alongside him in the moments after the attack. A young person is also seen running down the sidewalk.

Later, the young people appear to have gathered again. One teen is then seen acting out what appears to be a stumbling person.

Police didn’t give exact descriptions of any of the young people, except to point out a blonde patch of hair on one of them. They hope this photo that shows each person from different camera angles helps identify them.

Traffic-Cone-Deadly-Attack-North-Philly

The City offered a $20,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in this homicide, as they do with any unsolved killing in Philadelphia.

Police urged anyone who spots the teens to call 911 immediately. Anyone with information about the attack is asked to submit tips (which be anonymous) by phone or text to 215-686-(8477) or online.

Lambert’s family told NBC10’s Danny Freeman that he went by “Simmie” and they have been left heartbroken by his death.

This is James “Simmie” Lambert, the man who was killed.

His family tells me they’re heart broken and they saw him just hours before he was attacked.

They’re in disbelief a group of kids did this.

James Lambert Jr

To date, there have been 280 homicides in Philadelphia in 2022, according to police data. That’s down just 2% from the same time last year, which ended up being the deadliest year on record.

July 9, 2022. Tags: , . Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Manhattan DA Charges Bodega Worker with Murder After Stabbing Violent Ex-Con in Self-Defense (VIDEO)

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/07/manhattan-da-charges-bodega-worker-murder-stabbing-violent-ex-con-self-defense-video/

Manhattan DA Charges Bodega Worker with Murder After Stabbing Violent Ex-Con in Self-Defense (VIDEO)

By Cristina Laila

July 7, 2022

https://twitter.com/stillgray/status/1545074624127729665

Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg charged a bodega worker with murder when he clearly acted in self defense.

51-year-old Jose Alba stabbed his attacker several times in self-defense and now he’s at Rikers Island jail facing a murder charge.

Alba fatally stabbed Austin Simon, 35, a career criminal who violently attacked him behind the counter last Friday night.

According to reports, Austin Simon’s girlfriend got into an argument with Alba after her EBT card was declined when she tried to purchase a bag of chips.

The disgruntled woman then left the bodega, ran home and returned with her boyfriend – and that’s when the confrontation escalated.

According to Alba’s defense lawyer, the 32-year-old woman took a knife out of her purse and stabbed the bodega worker in the shoulder, the New York Post reported.

She is not facing charges for stabbing Jose Alba – But Jose Alba is facing a second-degree murder charge for fatally stabbing Austin Simon – AFTER the assailants stabbed him and violently attacked him.

Alba’s family says he was in fear for his life and acted in self-defense.

July 7, 2022. Tags: , , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

The Only Rape Where the Left Says Victim-Blaming Is Okay

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2022/06/the_only_rape_where_the_left_says_victimblaming_is_okay.html

The Only Rape Where the Left Says Victim-Blaming Is Okay

By Raymond Ibrahim

June 19, 2022

Swedish officials are warning Ukrainian women living in refugee centers not to dress in a way that might provoke men from “other cultures” — code for Muslim migrants, who, in Sweden, are mostly of the Somali variety — who reside in the same refugee center.

And how do these hapless Ukrainian refugees dress, to prompt such a warning?  According to Gitana Bengtsson, who has been helping them, “they usually dressed like us, you and me.  There is nothing strange about it.  They did not look like prostitutes.  If those women lived in the city, no one would tell them how to dress.”  Even so, and now that summer is near, the site manager has advised them not to wear shorts or skirts that reveal their body parts.

There have, moreover, been several other reports of Muslim migrants attacking or making female Ukrainian refugees feel unsafe.  In one instance, migrants broke into the hostels of Ukrainian women living with their children.  “They said that Sweden was a safe country, but I have not seen that,” one of these women said later.  Another woman said that, in Ukraine, they at least understood and knew how to respond to threats: “[w]hen there are bombs, I know at least that I can go down to the basement and hide there” — whereas now a migrant would-be rapist might be lurking there.

These Ukrainian women, unused to Muslims, apparently need to get with the times and embrace “multicultural” living.  The fact is, Western nations that house large Muslim migrant populations have repeatedly implied that if rapes are on the rise in their nations — Sweden is now the rape capital of the West, thanks to its Muslim population — that is because women are not doing “their part.”

A few examples follow.

After a 20-year-old Austrian woman waiting at a bus stop in Vienna was attacked, beaten, and robbed by four Muslim men—including one who “started [by] putting his hands through my hair and made it clear that in his cultural background there were hardly any blonde women” — police responded by telling the victim to dye her hair:

“At first I was scared, but now I’m more angry than anything. After the attack they told me that women shouldn’t be alone on the streets after 8pm. And they also gave me other advice, telling me I should dye my hair dark and also not dress in such a provocative way. Indirectly that means I was partly to blame for what happened to me. That is a massive insult.”

In 2001, Unni Wikan, a female professor of social anthropology at the University of Oslo, said:

“Norwegian women must take their share of responsibility for these rapes,” because Muslim men found their manner of dress provocative. The professor’s conclusion was not that Muslim men living in the West needed to adjust to Western norms, but the exact opposite: “Norwegian women must realize that we live in a Multicultural society and adapt themselves to it.”

So much for the feminist claim that women are free to dress and behave as promiscuously and provocatively as they want — and woe to the man who dares cite this as justifying male sexual aggression.  Apparently, this feminist refrain does not apply to Muslim men.

And who can forget when Muslim migrant mobs sexually assaulted as many as one thousand women on New Year’s Eve 2016 in Cologne, Germany?  Then, the city’s mayor, Henriette Reker, called on the women — the victims, not their male abusers — to make changes: “women and young girls … should go out and have fun, but they need to be better prepared, especially with the Cologne carnival coming up.  For this, we will publish online guidelines that these young women can read through to prepare themselves.”

In yet another instance, seven Muslim migrants raped a teenage German girl in a park, after drugging her at a disco in Freiburg.  (She at least survived; in a similar case that occurred a week earlier in Italy, the drugged rape victim was left murdered.)  Bernhard Rotzinger, the police chief of Freiburg, responded by saying, “We cannot offer citizens an all-risk insurance [against crime], but I can advise this: don’t make yourself vulnerable by using alcohol or drugs.”

“Advice” against alcohol, drugs, and reckless behavior would be much more welcome had it not been made under duress.  As things stand, it is a cop-out.  Or, as another report discussing the aforementioned rape in Freiburg puts it, “[t]he focus on prevention is a good thing, but also shows how German authorities and media barely hold the migrant crisis responsible for the disaster that is unfolding in Germany.  Political correctness has caused officials to put the blame for the criminal acts on the women instead of Merkel’s guests.”

The greater irony of all these excuses is that, from the very start of Islam 14 centuries ago, European women — even completely continent nuns — have always been portrayed by Muslims as sexually promiscuous by nature, and how they dressed had nothing to do with it.  This article discusses the historic roots of this phenomenon.  Modern-day examples indicating that this motif is still alive and well follow:

A British woman was trafficked to Morocco, where she was prostituted and repeatedly raped by dozens of Muslim men.  They “made me believe I was nothing more than a slut, a white whore,” she recollected.  “They treated me like a leper, apart from when they wanted sex.  I was less than human to them, I was rubbish.”

Another British girl was “passed around like a piece of meat” among Muslim men who abused and raped her between the ages of 12 and 14.  Speaking recently as an adult, a court heard how she “was raped on a dirty mattress above a takeaway and forced to perform [fellatio] in a churchyard,” and how one of her abusers “urinated on her in an act of humiliation” afterward.

A Muslim man explained to another British woman why he was raping her: “you white women are good at it.”

A Muslim man called a 13-year-old virgin “a little white slag” — British slang for “loose, promiscuous woman” — before raping her.

In Germany, a group of Muslim migrants stalked a 25-year-old woman, hurled “filthy” insults at her, and taunted her for sex.  They too explained their logic — “German girls are just there for sex” — before reaching into her blouse and groping her.

Another Muslim man who almost killed his 25-year-old German victim while raping her — and shouting “Allah!” — afterward inquired if she liked it.

In Australia, a Muslim cabbie groped and insulted his female passengers, including by saying, “All Australian women are sluts and deserve to be raped.”

In Austria, an “Arabic-looking man” approached a 27-year-old woman at a bus stop, pulled down his pants, and “all he could say was sex, sex, sex,” prompting the woman to scream and flee.

In short, the ancient Islamic motif concerning the alleged promiscuity of European women is alive and well — irrespective of the latter’s behavior or dress — and continues to drive the Muslim rape of Western women.

Yet, even in this, Islam can turn to those “progressive,” godless elements that dominate Western society for cover.  For, just as “the left” has worked long and hard to portray Islamic intolerance, violence, and terrorism as the West’s fault — because of the Crusades, because of colonialism, because of cartoons, because of Israel, because of freedom of speech — it now adds and legitimizes Islam’s worldview concerning Western promiscuity to the list of reasons that “provoke” Muslims to attack.

June 19, 2022. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Islamization, Sexism, Social justice warriors, Violent crime. 1 comment.

Video shows men on New York subway doing nothing as thug assaults woman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44-IpvZRfAw

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2022/06/where_are_all_the_men.html

Where are all the men?

By Breason Jacak

June 1, 2022

On May 28, Sky News Australia posted a video titled “New York bearing signs of ‘societal decay.'”  The video shows a man (who seems as if he is on drugs) entering a train car and sitting next to a young woman.  He then touches her without consent, grabs her, drags her around a bit, and generally is an extremely unpleasant nuisance.  He eventually leaves her alone and proceeds to try to kick out one of the windows.

During the video, the young woman is seen looking at other passengers, with obvious worry in her eyes, begging somebody to please “help me.”  Nobody tries to help her.  The news anchor, Rita Panahi, asks the question, “Where are the men?”

If I had to guess, they were standing in their place, checking their male privilege, toning down their toxic masculinity, and coping with how their Time’s Up.  Perhaps the men wanted a demonstration of how women are actually the stronger sex.  Perhaps the threat level just did not seem that high to them; New York has a duty to retreat, after all.  Besides, New York has been in the habit of arresting those who defend themselves.

Most likely, the men who were on the train did not care about this woman.  They did not know her and were not likely to ever get to know her.  How could it be worth it for these men to possibly be killed or maimed (it is unknown if the aggressor had a knife) for the sake of someone who may as well not exist to them?

Then again, let us give these men the benefit of the doubt.  Perhaps they probably did want to help this woman.  Watching the video, you might notice something about the aggressor.  My guess is that none of the men watching wanted to become the next George Zimmerman.  We all saw the emotional toll Kyle Rittenhouse suffered for defending himself.  (Yes, the media vilified him for having an emotional testimony.)

The anchor refers to the men on the train as cowards, but I think that might be a bit unfair.  Quite simply, Western society does not trust people who defend themselves or others.  In 2016, a 17-year-old Danish girl was arrested for defending herself with pepper spray from a would-be-rapist.  In 2020, a Virginia store clerk was arrested for defending his store from robbers.  Even an elderly U.K. pensioner was arrested for “stabbing a burglar to death.”  It is entirely possible that those men had such cases in mind.

In the armed defense community, there is a common phrase: “better to be judged by twelve than carried by six.”  In most cases, this is true; it is better to be alive to face trial than to be dead.  But is it better to be condemned by society than to let a crime happen to another person?  How difficult is it to imagine anyone who may have intervened being decried as racist?

I can see the headlines maligning any actions taken as being racially motivated or entirely aggressive.  Let us not forget the videos posted without context of the Covington kids, or how Darren Wilson maliciously killed an unarmed teenager.  Perhaps the media would issue corrections for the “mistakes” made in the reports, but no doubt the names, faces, and workplaces of those involved would have already been exposed.

Miss Panahi was definitely right about one thing: society is declining.  The signs are legion and everywhere, but it is not necessary to get into that here.  I just want to make the case that cowardice may not have been the only reason that no men acted that day, especially considering the society that fostered these men.

June 3, 2022. Tags: , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

New York City is pro-crime

https://freebeacon.com/latest-news/suspect-in-new-york-subway-shooting-had-19-prior-arrests/

‘The City is Not Safe’: Suspect in NYC Subway Shooting Had 19 Prior Arrests

By Josh Christenson

May 23, 2022

The main suspect in a New York City subway shooting on Sunday has 19 prior arrests, including for assault, robbery, and criminal possession of a weapon, according to the New York Post.

Law enforcement sources told the Post Andrew Abdullah is wanted for questioning in connection with the killing of Daniel Enriquez. Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell on Monday morning tweeted pictures of the suspect, who is still at large, asking New Yorkers for “help identifying & locating” the shooter.

As part of a progressive criminal justice reform effort, New York abolished cash bail in 2019 for most misdemeanor and nonviolent charges. Opponents of the bail law have credited it with an ongoing rise in crime in municipal areas as the law permits more repeat offenders.

“The worst part is, even if they catch this person, he’s going to be out again,” Enriquez’s sister, Griselda Vile, told the Post on Sunday. “I wish you guys would go back to Mayor Adams and tell him the city is not safe.”

At a press briefing Sunday, NYPD chief of department Kenneth Corey said the subway shooter was a dark-skinned, heavyset man who paced back and forth on the subway car before he fired “without provocation.”

Abdullah has also been charged with menacing and grand larceny, the Post reported.

Crime was up more than 30 percent in the Big Apple in April compared to last year.

May 24, 2022. Tags: , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

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