Monday, October 24, 2016

War on Police is Real

  • Writing in the Washington Post thirteen months ago, Radley Balko assured his readers that, contrary to widespread belief, there was no “war on cops.” He cited a Rasmussen poll taken the week before that found 58 percent of respondents believed there was indeed such a war while just 27 percent did not. Public opinion was at odds with the truth, Balko wrote, and he had the data to support his position: FBI statistics showed that officer deaths from gunfire and non-fatal assaults on police had been declining for years. Balko wrote that 2015 was “shaping up to be the second safest year for police ever, after 2013.”

    It’s good to be reminded when the actual statistics run counter to public perception. Police work is after all concerned with seeking the truth, and law enforcement is not served when hysteria is fomented by misleading information. That said, what would Balko say about this year? Has the war whose existence he denied last year now begun?

    According to the Officer Down Memorial Page, 46 police officers have been shot to death in the United States so far this year, a staggering 55 percent increase over the number seen at this time in 2015. Balko would perhaps argue that this is an aberration, a statistical blip on an otherwise downward trend, like a brief rally in a long-term bear market. And maybe it is, but whatever the multi-year trend may be, a 55 percent increase surely bears examination. Even the skeptics of the “war on cops” must admit that there has been a change in attitudes regarding crime and policing over the last several years, a change that became all the more pronounced with the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in August 2014. Lest we forget, the officer who shot Brown was acting completely within the law when he did so. Despite this, the Brown shooting brought the Black Lives Matter movement to prominence, and despite its origins in the poisonous lie of “hands up, don’t shoot,” it continues to shape both perceptions and policy in American policing.
The leftist media is always using statistics from years ago, ignoring present day trends to pretend everything is great. McJerseyShore's CompStat does something similar, comparing certain weeks or months or holiday weekends against whichever number made the current mayhem number look like an improvement. We and our readers had a fun time finding the discrepancies, like if a holiday weekend one year didn't relate to a holiday weekday the next.

There was always some statistical manipulation - does anyone believe Chicago ever had two years worth of double-digit crime reductions? As we pointed out, Chicago would end up owing the future a certain number of robberies, rapes, arsons and murders. Dunphy calls out the left's tendencies to look at the long view while ignoring the current trend staring them in the face.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pay my insurance and I'll leave today.

10/24/2016 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually the War On Cops, is probably a planned and paid for move on the left. The left has always been sympathetic and soft on crime. Furthermore the left wants complete control of all police forces. It cannot control the thousands of state, city, town and county police and sheriff's departments, so it must either destroy or weaken them. The left can control the various federal police and quasi-police forces.

10/24/2016 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"You Cops need to stop thinking so much of yourselves
and come down off the cross! Statistics show that
Policing is safer than it's ever been. You don't hear
about Forestry workers, Miners or Deep Sea Fishermen
crying about how dangerous THEIR jobs are!
We have no sympathy for you guys anyways because
you knew what the job was like when you signed up
for your cush jobs with sweet $100K pensions and
early retirements in your 50's while WE
have to keep working and paying taxes to support YOU
so suck it up, STFU and get back to doing your JOBS!"

You "Silent Majority" types have withheld your
"support" for too long as the corrosive sentiment
expressed above has become the narration
on this topic.

What now?

10/24/2016 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please be careful.
Please be Professional.
Watch over your fellow officers.

10/24/2016 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck you George soros . You don't care any more about black lives than you did about Jewish lives in ww2 .
I have scraped better off my shoes .
Wake up people ! The Cubs and scary clowns are a distraction . Read the leaks .

10/24/2016 01:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Illustrating another episode in the War On All Fronts Against The Police --

Beyonce/Daughters Of Assata/BLM halftime show at the Super Bowl just fine. Tantrums of "oppressed" multimillionaire Colin Kaepernick even more wonderful. Divergent views not permitted in the new "safe space."

Innocent parade or 'frightening' show of force to 'intimidate and ostracize'? Black groups complain about 'aggressive' service honoring police at high school football game amid anthem protests

* Celebration of police officers, military servicemen took place before New Jersey high school football game
* The event also honored all branches of first responders and local and state law enforcement officers

10/24/2016 03:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and so how many times a copper is cald out to 46+ Lexington?

10/24/2016 03:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The leftist media is always using statistics from years ago, ignoring present day trends to pretend everything is great." -- SCC

More like stats from five minutes ago.

The baseline keeps getting moved up. 500 shootings, 1000, 2000 = 0, and we measure from that as "the new normal."

You want to see something, try to find a timeline of, say, Chicago homicides from 1900-2016, and relate the increases and peaks to various "social trends," dates of passage of major legislation, etc. The long view is devastating.

But -- it it necessary today that "the moving finger writes, and having written, passes on." Thus, CompStat, &c.

10/24/2016 05:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Balko is a dumb fuck and proves it when he speaks or writes about this subject. He is a human aberration. But if the Democrats win this election and add seats to the House and Senate and Supreme Court, better get used to it. It is going to be more of the same but only MORE of it. Voting for the person who is the least suitable candidate is no choice. It is like voting for Blago who is under federal investigation for corruption but Democrates which shows us many things about their character. Including the inability to keep it real.

10/24/2016 05:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Myth of the Racist Cop

Four studies out this year show that if police are biased, it’s in favor of blacks.

By Heather Mac Donald
Oct. 23, 2016 6:17 p.m. ET

FBI Director James Comey has again defied the official White House line on policing and the Black Lives Matter movement. The “narrative that policing is biased and violent and unfair” is resulting in “more dead young black men,” Mr. Comey warned in an Oct. 16 address to the International Association of Chiefs of Police in San Diego. That narrative, he added, also “threatens the future of policing.”

Mr. Comey has spoken out before. In October 2015, after he observed that rising violent crime was likely the result of officers backing off proactive policing, President Obama obliquely accused the FBI director of “cherry-pick[ing] data” and “feed[ing] political agendas.”

But as much as Mr. Obama has tried to dismiss the violent crime increase that began after the 2014 fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., the data are clear.

Last year’s 12% increase in homicides reported to the FBI is the largest one-year homicide increase in nearly half a century. The primary victims have been black. An additional 900 black males were killed last year compared with the previous year, resulting in a homicide victimization rate that is now nine times greater for black males than for white males, according to a Guardian study. The brutality of these killings can be shocking. Over the weekend of Sept. 16, a 15-year-old boy in Chicago was burned alive in a dumpster.

More police are being killed this year too. Gun murders of police officers are up 47% nationally through Oct. 21, compared with the same period the previous year. In Chicago gun assaults on officers are up 100%. In New York City attacks on officers are up 23%. In the last two weeks, four California officers have been deliberately murdered.


No government agency is more dedicated to the proposition that black lives matter than the police. If the next administration continues to disregard that truth in favor of a false narrative about systemic law-enforcement racism, the next four years will see more urban violence and race riots, and more dead cops.

Ms. Mac Donald, a fellow at the Manhattan Institute, is the author of “The War on Cops” (Encounter Books, 2016).

Read at:

10/24/2016 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your readers should check out "The War On Cops" by Heather MacDonald

10/24/2016 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mention this to some and they will say, War on cops?? What war ? When taking some statistic courses the professor had a sign: "All statistics lie and all statisticians are liars." He even spent a week showing us how to baffle them with BS. As for statistics, I believe the ones Hey Jackass puts up and it is so nice to see that Chicago Lawn, neighborhood of my misspent youth, has finally reached 100 shootings.

10/24/2016 08:59:00 AM  
Blogger 30 pending and what said...

Do the vri minimal. Fuck it if they want to have me earn time and a half, I'll take it bc theyre not doing anything else for is. By alp means don't spend on that money save it because you're going to need it for that insurance when you retire. There will never be any kind of affordable insurance any more. Obama is here to stay. Be prepared for Shasta coming spins the corner, don't have an empty kettle.we are so fucked.

10/24/2016 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

War on police using the elected from the office of the President all the way down. Someone sent me information about Louis Farrakan this man is talking Trump and endorsing Trump why won't blacks listen this man is correct don't think so watch these short videos:

Now to be fair I am a minority also, going to vote Trump but many follow this minister he may have faults like we all have but here he speaks the truth. This man talks about blacks under democrats getting more blood spilled on the streets, just look at the massive failures of rahm here and the rest. Crazy times who would of thought he would come out for Trump, he says Trump cannot be bought he is his own man! Go Trump!

Maybe trumps people could contact him and ask for some of his people who look bad ass to stand outside of polling places to watch and see the cheating democrats try to steal the election and steal Americans future. Farrakan even says Trump will "make America great" talks about illegal immigration and terrorism!

10/24/2016 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jacked-up race baiting is part of the Dems 2016 election strategy. It's the Hot Sauce in Hillary's purse.
Just how well it works will be known in 15 days.

10/24/2016 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a definite war on cops mentality in the unwashed, low information groups ....... BLM has a LOT to do with it

10/24/2016 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they let gun offenders out early and hope they commit more offenses so liberal government can take your guns.

10/24/2016 01:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The war on the police started the day of the democratic convention 1968... Those hippies who got their ass handed to them in 68, are leaders of the Democratic Party today. If you are too stupid to research the war on the police, school is in session-- get jammed up, you will see

10/24/2016 02:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I fully concur! look just last Thursday over 2,000 yes folks over 2,000 Seattle area teachers wore the bullshit narrative t-shirts that say "black lives matter" to all their classes and talked to all the "skulls full of mush" about how bad police everywhere disrespect black & brown people not giving the link you can easily look it up really sickening and pathetic tax money thrown at these assholes!

Don't worry though in chiraq we have our alder people more worried about the Trump sign being removed than important quality of life issues like we are well over 200 people shot ahead of last year:

At least Trump has the backs of all police and honest hard working citizens, we are living in dangerous times, with hillary and her crew doing everything from ordering scumbags to attack police at Trump rally here, and worried about protecting the thugs.

To show have crazy this election cycle is who would of thought that nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan backs Trump, he knows full well obama has done nothing to help his community the black community we all know being coppers is totally decimated. He says Trump is his own man and no one owns him as he uses his own money, unlike hillary who is owned by the rich:

Who would of thought this? now we have jesse jackson on the other side supporting hillary he wants to get his beak wet as usual in the white house!Al Sharpton has evaded taxes but yet comes and goes freely in and out of our house the white house right is wrong and wrong is now right! I have a couple friends that really into the Bible they say this is symbolic of coming times even more so if hillary wins!

10/24/2016 02:09:00 PM  
Anonymous CAN YOU BELIEVE THI$? said...


Re: HEALTH CARE PREMIUM$ effective January 1, 2017

I just received the 2017 Retiree Health Care Enrollment Information via U.S. mail for NON-MEDICARE eligible retirees from Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois.
It quotes the MONTHLY premiums for the PPO Plan and the Blue Choice Options (BCO) beneficiary status. I have multiplied these premiums by 12 (months) for the ANNUAL cost to the beneficiaries. Check this out. I AM SHOCKED!


Single.........$17,592. -----------$15,540.

Couple........$31,320. ----------$27,660.

Family.........$43,464. -----------$38,376.

The above six yearly BC/BS premiums range between $42.58 and $119.08 PER DAY!

10/24/2016 03:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics...Social Fascist Alinskyites are truly expert at ginning up any stat's that will advance their pernicious, anti-white/anti-asian, h8 filled agenda. Fact is, they only do statistical compilations that will support their platform of death. We wallow in the democratic Open Sewer Society

10/24/2016 03:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been on nearly 20yrs and have worked in nearly every District in the city. I'm older now but still work the street. This is by far the worst out of control crime I've seen in my time. There is no regard for life out here at all. The politicians/Democrats are creating such a dangerous society that I don't think can ever reverse itself. We have no control anymore. Officers just can't risk their freedom to fix this. Young police officers with the best of intentions are out here trying to do their job and I respect that but damn I worry that the political hacks will hang them. This is a disaster.

10/24/2016 06:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at this Chicagos very own pos thug stealing signs people nationwide wondering why this punk not arrested and charged:

Guess everywhere coppers are fetal you vote Hillary you will see much more of this scum roaming freely preying on innocent people when you vote the only pro-police candidate is Trump! You vote democratic you reap what you sow! Vote to make America great again Trump! God bless the police we really need it in these dishonest media and anti law and order troubled times!

Just watch a video sent to me even Louis Farrakhan of nations of Islam realizes country is in trouble he is supporting Trump don't believe it look it up!!

10/24/2016 06:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's been my observation that the narrative these days is 100% opposed to reality. The Patriot Act is actually completely unpatriotic and totally abridges freedom (like patting down grandma before she's allowed to board a plane). The Affordable Healthcare Act is actually the Unaffordable Healthcare Act. You get the idea.

Anytime the talking heads tell me something, I assume that they mean the opposite. If they say that there isn't a war on cops, Christians or white guys, then it means hell yes, there is a war raging. If they say the economy is great, it means that it is on life support. If they say Trump sucks and Hillary is great, it means that he'd actually benefit America and she'd be an unmitigated catastrophe.

Just pretend it is opposite day and it all starts to make a lot more sense.

10/24/2016 07:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't care anymore, still the best job in the world being the police. Were else are you going to get the benefits we get compared to the regular Joe job. Hell with the time off we get every year, try getting that time off working in a factory or whatever job out there. Bottom line we still have a pretty good job, me personally got 5 more years maybe. Guys the way I see it we lost. Just answer your calls drop some paper if needed and go back to your hole, fuck patrolling some of these areas. Some but not all don't want you in there hoods anyway, so be it and stay in your hole till they call you. When you do go to calls turn on all you're equipment so hopefully the bad guy is gone by the time you get there, again fuck some of these barrios. I have the opportunity to work were I live fortunately, so I try to patrol my hood and my castle when I can. I would do it for any of you guys also, the rest of the populace can go to hell and don't get me started on our trustworthy crooks/politicians. I've said it before and I'll say it again, any of these mutts come looking for trouble to my place and/or my familia and it's on. God Bless....

10/24/2016 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And, curiously enough the Wall st journal is saying respect for the Police In America is at an all time high since 1967. ??? Where, in the suburbs ? You certainly don't see that anywhere near the south side. Shitheads harassing and cussing Police at nearly every crime scene imaginable. Scum times even prints pics of idiots leaning over the tape to harangue Officers working the scene. Lately I have been saying "Thank you for your service" to Officers I see out doing the job.

10/24/2016 11:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD retiree's, here's an excerpt from the latest City Ordinance designed to restrict your rights and your effectiveness as a retired P/O - and by the way, thank you for your service - glad you bought a carbine, aren't you?

Special Order S04-26-11

3. Section 8-20-075(c)(2) provides that any person who is a qualified retired law enforcement officer, as that term is defined in 18 U.S.C. § 926C, and who lawfully possessed a duty-related assault weapon at the time of separation from active duty in law enforcement, shall legally dispose of, or remove from the City, the assault weapon within 60 days of such separation.

Hey Rahm... From my cold dead fingers.

Stay Safe...You all should have a proper gun safe,
and that safe should be concealed.

10/25/2016 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous CAN YOU BELIEVE THI$? said...

Re: HEALTH CARE PREMIUM$ effective January 1, 2017

I just received the 2017 Retiree Health Care Enrollment Information via U.S. mail for NON-MEDICARE eligible retirees from Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois.
It quotes the MONTHLY premiums for the PPO Plan and the Blue Choice Options (BCO) beneficiary status. I have multiplied these premiums by 12 (months) for the ANNUAL cost to the beneficiaries. Check this out. I AM SHOCKED!


Single.........$17,592. -----------$15,540.

Couple........$31,320. ----------$27,660.

Family.........$43,464. -----------$38,376.

The above six yearly BC/BS premiums range between $42.58 and $119.08 PER DAY!

10/24/2016 03:07:00 PM


10/25/2016 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


10/25/2016 01:13:00 AM

That slimball stealing Trump signs with impunity will be voting many times between now and election day. He knows his votes will be tallied and will grin and shout, "I DID 'DAT!"

Then when all those formally immigrants come in and soak up our taxes and there is no more middle class supporting he will scream, "WHERE'S MINE?!?!"

Register and Vote, we have to defeat vote fraud.
Check this out, Can you do that Gaudie?

10/25/2016 03:32:00 PM  

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