December 10, 2018

A Tale of Two Cities

 
         CHICAGO, IL   HOUSTON, TX
Population 2.7 million   2.15 million
       
Median HH Income $38,600   $37,000
       
% African-American 38.9%   24%
       
% Hispanic 29.9%   44%
       
% Asian 5.5%   6%
       
% Non-Hispanic White 28.7%   26%
       

Pretty similar until you compare the following:

  Chicago, IL               Houston, TX  
         
Concealed Carry   Legal? No   Yes  
         
Number of Gun Stores None   184 Dedicated gun stores plus 1500 – legal places to buy guns–Wal-Mart, K-mart, sporting goods, etc.  
         
Homicides, 2012 1,806   207  
         
Homicides per 100K 38.4   9.6  
         
Avg. January high temperature  (F) 31   63  
         

Conclusion :  Cold weather causes murders. This is due to climate change.

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Computer Modeling To Predict Crime

*Editor’s Note*Evidently man doesn’t think himself intelligent enough to realize in areas where crime is rampant, crime will persist. Instead, police departments are beginning to further fall down on the job by relying on computer modeling in hopes of stopping a crime before it happens. What possibly could go wrong?

Anyone familiar with computer modeling knows that, not only is it unreliable, but it is inaccurate and established for a free ride toward fraud and corruption, where money is the reward. Two quick examples that should be quite visible to people are, climate modeling and wildlife management modeling. If we examine the predictions created through computer modeling for climate change, most of the United States would be threatened by shoreline flooding, drought, weather disasters, etc. Nothing has happened out of the ordinary but that doesn’t stop the useless relying on computer modeling to continue cash flows. The same can be said of wildlife management modeling. Without stepping a foot in the field, so-called “wildlife biologists” readily predict doom and gloom to the many species of concern, and yet none of the predictions hold any water. Again, this doesn’t stop the fraud associated with it – of course driven by money.

We see from the article linked to below, police think computer modeling will “predict” where the next act of crime will take place. Last time I checked, the crime occurs in places where the crime has always occurred. Somethings never change. Or is the “computer modeling” the scapegoat for 1.) failure to do your job, or 2.) an excuse for racial profiling?

Whatever the reasons, the implementation of computer modeling to predict crime is, not only a waste of tax dollars but just another system to perpetuate government fraud and corruption, while at the same time labeling them “heroes.”

“Predictive policing” represents a paradigm shift that is sweeping police departments across the country. Law enforcement agencies are increasingly trying to forecast where and when crime will occur, or who might be a perpetrator or a victim, using software that relies on algorithms, the same math Amazon uses to recommend books.<<<Read More>>>

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Chicago Officials Hint Toward Crime Being the Problem not Guns

*Editor’s Note* – Is admitting that Chicago’s murder and violent crime problems are a result of criminals not guns, akin to saying speeding cars on the highway are not the result of too many cars?

Chicago officials have also begun to admit that the recent spike in homicides is a crime problem – not a gun problem.<<<Read More>>>

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Maybe Maine Needed an Undercover Game Warden

A West Paris, Maine fire chief, poaches a bear, trespasses, tears down no trespassing signs, discharges a firearm too close to a dwelling, kept a loaded firearm in a vehicle, charged with criminal mischief and failing to tag a bear. For all that, we read this:

“In exchange for the plea, entered in Oxford County Unified Court, prosecutors will drop all charges against St. Pierre if he does not commit any crimes over the next year.”

Maybe he IS an undercover agent.

PlayDead

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E.P.A. Broke Law With Social Media Push for Water Rule, Auditor Finds

*Editor’s Comment* – But does any of this matter? Our government has shown itself to be above the law, with no repercussions when laws are broken. Laws must be for the subjects and not the rulers.

The Environmental Protection Agency engaged in “covert propaganda” and violated federal law when it blitzed social media to urge the public to back an Obama administration rule intended to better protect the nation’s streams and surface waters, congressional auditors have concluded.

Source: E.P.A. Broke Law With Social Media Push for Water Rule, Auditor Finds – The New York Times

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Not science fiction: Miami wants to predict when and where crime will occur | Miami Herald Miami Herald

Armed with high-tech software and years of crime data, Miami police believe they will soon be able to stop crimes by predicting when and where they will occur.

What could possibly go wrong?

Source: Not science fiction: Miami wants to predict when and where crime will occur | Miami Herald Miami Herald

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Bad Information Used In Attempt To Convince Voters On Concealed Carry

A bill is being proposed in the Maine Legislature that would do away with the concealed carry permitting process. One person, whose opinion was published in the Portland Press Herald, gives a list of reasons why this bill shouldn’t happen. His reasons are seriously flawed. Voters should understand that. Here’s a look at some of this person’s claims:

1. “The current system recognizes that concealed guns are dangerous and can be easily used for criminal purposes.” This simply is not true. The current system has been put in place because of ignorance of facts, along with totalitarians who just can’t resist stealing the right of self-defense from others. This statement assumes that we are to believe that when guns are concealed on a person, the person is more apt to commit a criminal offense. What attention is given to any laws by someone wishing to carry out a criminal offense?

2. “Polling consistently shows that more than 80 percent of Mainers support laws that improve gun safety..” Whether that statistic is true or not, doesn’t matter. It has nothing to do with the proposed legislation. It is a matter of one’s opinion, rather than fact, as to whether Maine residents consider concealed carry a matter of gun safety. Mainers may support gun safety, but it is quite doubtful that anything approaching 80% would oppose this proposed bill.

3. “…carrying a gun openly tends to attract the attention of bank guards, convenience store cashiers, police officers on patrol and the rest of us who are trying to keep our distance from people who aren’t emotionally stable.” Seriously? Isn’t this nothing more than the revelation of a person who lives in emotional fear over the day to day? Who walks about in fear, “to keep our distance from people who aren’t emotionally stable?” I think they designed padded rooms specifically for that kind of behavior.

4. “More guns do not make us safer.” In fact they do. Repeatedly it has been shown that an armed citizenry is safer than an unarmed one. Consider violent crime rates in places like Chicago and Washington, D.C. where guns are banned from everyone except the elite chosen few.

5. “They [guns] regularly kill and injure their owners and their owners’ children, spouses and partners.” Guns don’t do anything. They just lay where they are placed. From this person’s perspective, it would seem better to demand a ban on people. People kill people.

6. “We require a license to drive a car, in order to ensure that drivers are responsible. The current concealed-weapon system has the same rationale.” The author here forgets one very important difference between driving a car and having a right to keep and bear arms. Driving is a privilege in which a person must earn it. Keeping and bearing arms is a right guaranteed under the Second Amendment and self-defense is a right given us from God.

7. “…it protects all of us from guns in the wrong hands – or pockets.” No, it does not. To state that somehow requiring a permit to carry a concealed weapon keeps guns out of the hands of criminals, who consequently can hurt a lot of people, is misleading and irresponsible. It must be stated again that criminals have no interest in laws, especially public safety laws, created in error to convince people it will stop crimes. It just isn’t the truth.

The author went out of his way to show that other states have laws similar to the current requirements for concealed carry in Maine, but failed to mention states like Alaska and nearby Vermont. Those two states do not require a permit to carry a handgun concealed. Do these states have a higher rate of crime?

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Studies Show: Guns Don’t Deter Crime?

ROFLMAO“If more citizens were armed, criminals would think twice about attacking them.” That was the splashy lead in Friday’s Detroit News story about new police chief James Craig.

Craig, who served on the Los Angeles police force for 28 years, explained at a press conference on Thursday that it takes “an act of Congress” to get a concealed weapon permit in Los Angeles, and he compared that to his recent stint in Maine, where they freely distribute those permits. “I changed my orientation real quick,” Craig told reporters. “Maine is one of the safest places in America. Clearly, suspects knew that good Americans were armed,” he said.

But wait, there’s more! This is classic!

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