Former Dem cabinet member implies Trump caused the riots in Sweden!
It was a joke, but the evil wackos on the Left always sink to the challenge. And sure enough, today Robert Reich tweeted this:
Stay classless, Dems.
"OMG, our beloved Emperor is gone! (sorta') But don't worry: the Democrats are fanning the flames of crazy, so it's just a matter of time before they run things again."
My country, Britain, is now the litter capital of Europe. The thoroughness with which the country has been befouled, from the grandest city thoroughfares to the most remote country lanes, is astonishing.
What most struck me about the rubbish was that even when it was thrown into people’s front yards, no one bothered to remove it. It was as if the residents of those houses were blind to it. Tellingly, most of these homes were public housing.
For the new generation there is a time and a place for everything: the time is now, and the place is here. They dropped the packaging of what they ate as a cow defecates in a field, seemingly without awareness that any alternative existed.
Theoretically it should be possible to eat in the street without littering, merely by holding on to the packaging until one can dispose of it in less unsightly a manner. But in Britain, at least, many people do not bother to do this, the effort either beyond them or its worth not apparent to them. I have often observed people littering within easy reach of a trash bin. [We see the same thing here in the U.S.]
Litter has spread even to remote places in the country mainly visited by those with adequate disposable income. Either they think that someone will or ought to clean up after them, or they do not care.I see something along these lines happening in the U.S. today: Rioting and beating Trump supporters is totally fine with half the population, and tolerated by academics and their police. The law can be and is ignored among "progressives" and their mobs of thugs. No one in authority will raise a finger, and the acts are either praised or ignored by every single Lying Media organ.
Another way of disposing of litter in the country is to gather all one’s trash in a plastic bag, knot the bag’s handles and tie the bag to a hedge. Freeing the inside of their cars from trash is more important to them than keeping the countryside free from it; and they probably think that, in confining all their garbage in a bag and tying it to a hedge, they have reached a reasonable compromise and done their bit for rural conservation.
Why is the trash not collected? It is, after all, one of the tasks of local governments. But far from fulfilling this duty, they often seem themselves to add to the mess. There is an obvious lack of pride in the contractors and lack of diligence in the town councils. Nobody cares—nobody, that is, whose job is to care.
I have long wondered whether litterers see the effect they have on the landscape or townscape. Are they so enclosed in their own personal bubble that nothing beyond its confines registers with them? Certainly the capacity of the human mind to screen out what it does not want to see is formidable.
The trash epidemic, which has arisen over the last two decades, raises the question of the legitimacy of public authority. I believe that the epidemic indicates a profound social ill. Each piece of trash represents either an act of indifference to, or defiance of, civic or public order. Litterers are acting out of their own selfish indifference. Their littering forces omeone else to pick up after them--a matter of no concern to them because they do not belong to society. They belong only to themselves. In effect they're saying no public authority has the right—or the moral authority—to tell them how to dispose of their garbage.
As the litter mounts, those with a civic conscience are likely to withdraw more and more into their own private worlds. A small fraction of responsible people can't undo the harm done by huge numbers of selfish or simply thoughtless swine.
Carjackings in Baltimore have more than tripled since 2013, and the number has continued to climb in the first weeks of 2017, at a rate that has far outpaced other auto thefts.
Experts see several reasons for the spike. The overwhelming majority of suspects are young men or juveniles who are emboldened by the relative ease of the crime, and a belief that if they're caught, the courts won't give them a serious punishment.
Some see the increase as an unintended consequence of better antitheft security. Electronic key fobs and codes, required to start newer-model cars, have made them more difficult to steal — unless the driver is present. [This is nothing more than an effort to rationalize carjacking: "It's because car-makers have made it harder to steal cars." Ah, yes...forcing those poor thugs to carjack to survive. Got it.]
The crime remains relatively rare in Baltimore — there were 402 carjackings in 2016, or little more than one a day.
[Note how the editors and reporter try to trivialize one carjacking a DAY. This is outrageous. In the similar-sized city where I live there aren't two a YEAR. Why in the world are Baltimore's editors and "reporters" so determined to trivialize their city's atrocity? Oh, now I get it:]
There were 5,161 auto thefts, or more than 14 per day.
Researchers have long predicted a shift toward carjacking. A 2003 study noted "Stealing unoccupied cars has become increasingly difficult in recent years owing to improved anti-theft technology, and doing so can be both time-consuming and dangerous."
[By contrast, carjacking is only dangerous to the owner, since the thug has a gun and Baltimore doesn't allow concealed-carry for civilians. Ooops, you mean the thugs are breaking the gun laws by carrying? Why yes, yes they are. Everyone who is surprised by this please leave.]
Carjacking is less common in Baltimore than many other crimes, and rarely does it result in death. But injuries can occur. In December, police say, two teens approached then-City Councilwoman Rochelle "Rikki" Spector in a parking garage, threw her to the ground, beat her and stole her car. Police arrested a 13-year-old and a 15-year-old in that attack.
A 1992 carjacking in Howard County drove a national scare. A young mother was driving her 22-month-old daughter to her first day of nursery school when two males yanked her out of her BMW. She tried to save her child but got caught in a seat belt and was dragged to death.
[Wow, sure am glad that carjacking "rarely results in death." Cuz, y'know, if some poor young mother got killed then us politicians and editors would be...well...well, we would just be outraged! We might even print something mildly critical of the thug culture that thinks this is a great way to operate! On second thought, we probably wouldn't, cuz...well...we don't want people to call us racists or something.]
[Female police chief] said carjackers are mostly young men and teens looking for cars to ride around in at their leisure. [See, citizen? They're not bad kids, cuz they're just "riding around at their leisure."]
They roam in groups in Baltimore, she said, going on carjacking sprees until every person has his own car. In one case, she said, police recovered several key fobs in a house where suspects were holding onto multiple cars parked nearby.
Davis suspects young men are "preying" on teens, coercing or persuading them to carjack vehicles because they know juvenile courts are lenient on offenders. Burrus said some of the juveniles arrested for carjacking last year are back on the street, and detectives think they are committing more carjackings.
"When juveniles are caught, whatever consequences they receive is not enough to deter their behavior," police spokesman Lt. Jarron Jackson said.
"It's almost a sport now, honestly," Spector said. "I can tell you in my case, the 13-year-old had a 2-year-old rap sheet of carjacking in Federal Hill."
She said the she was stunned at how young the boys were. She said they were wearing school uniforms and carrying book bags when they approached her car.
Spector said she thought they might be asking her a question or seeking a few dollars. Instead, police say, they yanked her out of the car, got in and tried to drive out of the parking garage. They couldn't get past the gate of the parking garage, and two nearby workers intervened.
The case is in juvenile court, where proceedings are kept confidential.
Spector said the 15-year-old has pleaded guilty but has not been sentenced. After the trial Spector said, she sat down with him and asked: "What were you thinking?" The boy could only cry in response, she said. Spector said she hugged and kissed him. "I just hope and pray that you will think next time and not even think to do something like this again," she told him.
Henry Marucut got carjacked. In addition to having his car stolen he lost an iPad, a laptop computer, cash and personal items; he had to spend $500 to get new car keys, $300 to tow the car and $230 for the city impound fee.
Detectives ultimately arrested a 17-year-old. Marucut attended two juvenile court hearings in the hope he would see justice and receive restitution. Didn't happen.If you're from a civilized city in flyover country this level of rationalizing serious, deadly crime by editors of a major paper sounds unbelievable. Unfortunately this is how liberals think, and the avalanche of carjackings is the kind of result their policies inevitably must produce, time after ghastly time.
He said he was told the state would not press the felony charges — kidnapping, carjacking, grand theft — that an adult would face. His request for restitution went nowhere, he said. The teen didn't work. His mother was disabled and on government assistance.
A professor who studies carjacking says it's easy to understand how carjacking can grow among teens in a city. He says if one of them learns the consequences of being caught are minor, the others quickly learn.
Some might carjack someone because they feel a driver with a new or desirable car is "showing it off." "Carjacking is a way to get really both things that they want," he said. "The carjacker takes you down a notch in terms of status and shows you that you're vulnerable, while stealing what you have."
Five House employees are under criminal investigation amid allegations that they stole equipment from more than 20 member offices and accessed House IT systems without lawmakers' knowledge.The Politico article focuses on "equipment theft" and carefully lays the groundwork for allowing the Dem congresswhores who hired the 3 to claim "We din' have nuffin' to do with this! We wuz victimized! Oh, and it was all about simple theft, not top-secret info being stolen!" The author makes no mention of the brothers being Muslim, or having worked for Rep. Carson--one of just two Muslims in congress--nor that they worked for many other Dems who were members of committees having a key role in intel and terrorism.
Access to the House network was terminated for the five employees — four men and a woman — on Thursday afternoon. The staffers have not been arrested.
All lawmakers targeted by the alleged scam were victims and had no idea what crimes might have been committed by their employees, House sources said.
The identities of the staffers are still unknown...
The employees allegedly stole equipment from members' offices without their knowledge and committed serious, potentially illegal, violations of House IT policies.
House sources stressed the investigation, which has been ongoing since late 2016, is focused on equipment theft and not a network hacking issue.