There’s a reason why Chicago police literally turned their back on Mayor Lori Lightfoot as they mourned the loss of one officer and prayed for another clinging to life. It’s not pettiness. It’s legitimate anger.
Anyone taking an honest look at the police and crime data can see an ongoing case of political malfeasance. The Chicago Police Department is being reformed in Chicago despite the fact that for at least a decade CPD data indicate they don’t use force higher than the national average, and the past five years have shot citizens at even a lower rate. …
I wish I had a laugh emoji for your comments. You're so missing the mark. Again, you're moving the goal posts. "OK, it's not racism, it's POLICE killing too many people." Well guess what? POLICE ARE KILLING PEOPLE WHEN GUNS ARE PULLED ON THEM OR THREATS TO THEIR LIVES ARE MADE, WHICH IS 95% OF THE TIME.
Murders went up 3,500 total last year. You're going to be hearing the number in Fall 2021 when they make it official, but the data is already out there. The data is clear:
And you're going to cry about the…
Today I learned yet another lesson in how ideology can trump reason. I affirmed there’s a new religion where methodologies for favored issues are tossed aside when arguing a political point.
This mostly has to do with Donald Trump, of course.
We’re not dealing with coronavirus in the United States like other countries. We’re dealing with it in a divided country. I’d call it a cultural and political Civil War, but apparently you can’t use that term anymore.
What’s scary is this is being done by intelligent people with advanced degrees.
Author’s Note: Three captions below are addendum thoughts related to the “9” unarmed killings of black Americans by police, which changed to “14” and then “12.” If I could do it over again, my headline would be, “Unarmed Killings of African Americans Numbered 14 Last Year, A Threefold Drop Since 2015.” Apologies for any confusion, but The Washington Post keeps changing their dataset which messes with my graphics and message. Skip below these images to begin the original article. I also offer a 2020 addendum at the end.
That smell? It’s not victory. It’s more like stale double standards and rotten hypocrisy. A current battle is brewing within media and the Democratic party. Blame is deflected at the anti-Biden left and Trump supporters, who obviously have a self-interest.
I’d like to think I don’t have one. I voted for former Veep and Obama-buddy Joseph Biden three times. Yet I’m more interested in the truth and principle than finessing favored outcomes. My pet peeve is intellectual inconsistency, and my bias is railing against it. Even at a cost.
Today we heard some good news.
Consider this simply a primary source list of data on April 23, 2020. Citizens have a right to say this is “good news” because we now know with near certainty that Coronavirus is far less lethal than many speculated early on in the pandemic. Those early projections are partially what prompted the dramatic social distancing measures much of the world took — Sweden being the outlier — to “flatten the curve” and not overwhelm hospitals.
We likely always knew overall cases and the official Case Fatality Rate (CFR) was the tip of the iceberg…
For days I’ve been attempting to keep something nasty at bay, and despite all remedies, I just have to address it and give it a name. I call it: CoronaPoliticking.
You may have noticed something similar the past 48 hours in the Trillion dollar-plus stimulus package by both Democrats trying to add “gender pay equity provisions” and diversity requirements and Republicans attempting “corporate giveaways” and limit oversight to the Treasury Department. Right-wing and left-wing media were up-in-arms for a hot minute. Thankfully, it’s close to passing and being signed by the president. …