You Voted For Him

January 5, 2018

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You Voted For Him

This is a slow news week for everybody so the rash of nearly identical headlines from dozens of different news outlets this morning was impossible to ignore.

In case you are not already a news junkie here is a little, free taste of what you missed. “Long Island gets two more US attorneys to fight MS-13.” “Southern Indiana gets new prosecutor focused on violence.” “Eastern District of Arkansas will receive new federal prosecutor position focused on violent crime.” “Middle Tennessee to receive new positions to combat violent crime.” “Law and Order Advancement Under Trump.”

Go ahead. Take a wild guess about to which violent scoundrels beside MS-13 these headlines refer. “Prosecutors are also targeting other violent gangs, including the Crips, Bloods, Latin Kings, 18th Street gang, Salvadorans with Pride, and Outlaw motorcycle gangs.”

Second Scoop Story

All of this morning’s headlines refer to second scoop stories that originally broke in early October when “Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced several Department of Justice actions to reduce the rising tide of violent crime in America.”

At the time, the Attorney General’s personal propagandist said, “According to the FBI, the violent crime rate has risen by nearly seven percent over the past two years, and the homicide rate has risen by more than 20 percent. We cannot be complacent or hope that this is just an anomaly: we have a duty to take action. Fortunately, we have a President who understands that and has directed his administration to reduce crime. The Department of Justice today announces the foundation of our plan to reduce crime: prioritizing Project Safe Neighborhoods, a program that has been proven to work. Let me be clear – Project Safe Neighborhoods is not just one policy idea among many. This is the centerpiece of our crime reduction strategy. Taking what we have learned since the program began in 2001, we have updated it and enhanced it, emphasizing the role of our U.S. Attorneys, the promise of new technologies, and above all, partnership with local communities. With these changes, I believe that this program will be more effective than ever and help us fulfill our mission to make America safer.”

One of the ways the Trump Administration is working overtime to keep America safe is by “allocating 40 prosecutors to approximately 20 U.S. Attorney’s Offices to focus on violent crime reduction..” That is what all the headlines are about this morning.

More Cops

That isn’t all of the federal government’s mission to grow the prison population that is kicking in as the new year begins. There will be more easy stories in the slow news days ahead about:

“More Cops on the Streets (COPS Hiring Grants) – As part of our continuing commitment to crime prevention efforts, increased community policing, and the preservation of vital law enforcement jobs, the Department will be awarding approximately $98 million in FY 2017 COPS Hiring Grants to state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies.”

“Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force’s (OCDETF) National Gang Strategic Initiative –The National Gang Strategic Initiative promotes creative enforcement strategies and best practices that will assist in developing investigations of violent criminal groups and gangs into enterprise-level OCDETF prosecutions. Under this initiative, OCDETF provides ‘seed money’ to locally-focused gang investigations, giving state, local, and tribal investigators and prosecutors the resources and tools needed to identify connections between lower-level gangs and national-level drug trafficking organizations.” This is a combination of the previous “Let’s Give More Money To Abel Reyna And See What Happens Initiative” and the “Pot Is A Gateway Drug Program.”

“Critical Training and Technical Assistance to State and Local Partners –The Department has a vast array of training and technical assistance resources available to state, local and tribal law enforcement, victims groups, and others. To ensure that agencies in need of assistance are able to find the training and materials they need, OJP will make available a Violence Reduction Response Center to serve as a ‘hot line’ to connect people to these resources.” This is also known as the “Steve Cook Needs To Get Paid Plan.”

“Crime Gun Intelligence Centers (CGIC) – The Department has provided grant funding to support a comprehensive approach to identifying the most violent offenders in a jurisdiction, using new technologies such as gunshot detection systems combined with gun crime intelligence from NIBIN, eTrace, and investigative efforts. These FY 2017 grants were awarded to Phoenix, AZ, and Kansas City, MO.” The previous name of this program was the “Amazon Echo Follows You Outside When You Walk Your Dog Proposal.”

So, do you feel safer now?

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104 Responses to “You Voted For Him”

  1. david Says:

    “Politics is the entertainment division of the military-industrial complex.” – Frank Zappa

    All about money, all the time.

  2. P-Body Says:

    Paladin,

    I’m probably going straight to PC Hell for for this, but I laughed my ass off at that link, thank you. I was brought up in a very Grapes Of Wrath, Appalachian atmosphere of poverty and economic “distress”. We were white and poor. But blatant use of the N word was common, not necessarily derogatory but descriptive. Then came negro, colored, black, African American and “person of color”. What are white people, clear? I’ve lost track.

    I can’t judge LBJ with today’s optics. But I can look at his record and accomplishments. Interesting discussion but it’s time to move on. Thank everyone for the spirited discussion, kickstands up!

    Respect to the deserving,

    P-Body

  3. Sieg Says:

    Dislike of the Clintons goes much deeper and much farther back than her run for office. Goes back farther than the first Slick Willie regime, when a lot of people, myself included, were burying legally-held arms in anticipation of what we thought was an imminent civil war.

    My folks lived in Arkansas when Slick Willie was the governor there, and first getting ready to run for president. If you asked the locals why they were supporting him, even though his corruption was widely known in the state, they would invariably answer “it’s the only way we can get him out of Arkansas!”

    And they meant it.

    Will Putin do whatever he can to advance his agenda? Of course, that’s what leaders do. If they happen to be Russian, or German, or French, or whatever, their interests often don’t coincide with ours, and then what? Do we piss and moan that every American who has ever had contact with anyone in that countries government is “guilty” of somehow subverting our nation?

    No. Only the Demicans do that.

    FTF/FTP
    TOSIWR

  4. Paladin Says:

    Gandalf Says:
    January 10, 2018 at 10:11 am
    “Now imagine if I hacked a Club member and found out He was a CI. Imagine I went into the Clubhouse and showed them my evidence… Heck, I know better. But it’s EXACTLY what Putin did. Why ain’t nobody giving Putin the same stomping I would get?”

    For someone who isn’t patched, much less a biker, please share with us how you all of a sudden have become an authority on what a club would or would not do regarding your above stated scenario? On second thought, please don’t. You really need to STFU and move on. Unfortunately, as in the past, your lack of self-control will prevent you from doing so.

    Paladin

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