Deadly Police Encounters As the Culture Breaks Down

This Knoxville area police officer mistake should frighten all of us, coming so soon after the Philandro Castile incident trial in which the officer was cleared. You might want to watch the Castile traffic stop and shooting video here first, before reading the article about the Knoxville area arrest.

In both instances, the officer was probably mistaken in believing that the innocent citizen behaved in such a way as to merit the officer’s drawing a gun. In Castile’s case, the officer shot Castile, killing him.

In the Knoxville case, the officer happened to see the citizen doing something that looked like she might be stealing a car: she had bought the car, and was picking it up. During the officer’s questioning, the officer drew his pistol and held the citizen at gunpoint waiting for another officer to arrive.

The city officials insist this was proper police procedure: I get that, don’t permit the lady to reach into the bag to show her purchase paperwork until the other officer arrives. However, it is a serious thing to draw a pistol on someone, escalating the risk that the unarmed person will be shot.

Now, here is the point of this post. In a culture where people still believe in right and wrong, and where right is taught from birth, almost all of the adults in that person’s life exhibit at least the propensity toward good behavior. We all learn what about right and wrong. We may err, but we know better and the mass of us can be trusted most of the time. We get out on our streets with the expectation that we will not be robbed, accosted, run over by a homicidal maniac, or even held at gunpoint by a police officer. In such a culture, crime is rare, the criminal mindset is confined to the rarely encountered few. Police officers share these experiences, and they may start an encounter in a less-stressed frame of mind.

In today’s deteriorating culture, police officers may rationally fear for their lives when simply stopping someone for a taillight out. They may perceive a crime happening where there is none; they may be more likely to believe that someone like Castile “looks like” a bank robbery suspect. They may arrive at the car door already tense, already prepared to draw and shoot upon the next perceived provocation. They may perceive innocuous behavior as that provocation.

I do not believe that either officer in these two cases set out that day to abuse police power, to shoot anyone, or to draw a gun on a woman just buying a car. But, the more demented people there are running around out here, the more likely deadly encounters are. Put another way, those who presume to preside over our culture have led us into anarchy, chaos, and danger.

Fake Research Not Panning Out for Climatistas

Computer modeling predictions are the entire basis for “climate change” global warming Chicken Littles. Computer modeling is not scientific research.

Fine, you Ph.D. candidates can play with the models as you conduct preliminary hypothesis exploration, but that is as far as you can go. Pretending that your tweaked-to-global-warming computer models are research from which scientific inferences may be drawn is a lie, and you know it. Fake research.

Eventually, when the reality on the ground and in the air, does not comport with your predictions you have to start acknowledging the actual analog reality, instead of your artificially created digital models. I would say that the global warming types would change their minds, but last time they just switched from warning us about the next ice age, to squawking about global warming.

I point out, Democrats, one feature of the scientific method is that an hypothesis must actually predict a result. You can predict one, and then the opposite, and then both of them, but that would be science only in your Idiocracy.

More Details on Georgia Escapee Killers

More details here, in the Knoxville News Sentinel.

My takeaway: anyone, anytime, anyplace. I-24 south of Nashville was shut down for a time, during a high-speed chase. The killers stole cars, their first done by carjacking.

Patrick Hale said he loaded every gun in his house after neighbors called to warn him about the chase and shootout nearby.

It was 6:46 p.m.

One minute later, he saw the convicts cross a barbed-wire fence 300 yards away from his back door and come onto his property.

“I prayed like I have never prayed before,” said Hale, 35, during a news conference on Friday with his wife and young daughter by his side.

Turnabout Is Fair Play at the NYC Trump Assassination Play

These two patriots exercised what the Left considers to be their First Amendment right to act out in the face of injustice and violence. Not a Democrat? Voice your opposition; get arrested.

Block streets, overturn cars, set off air horns, threaten others — get away with it if you are a Democrat disrupting a Republican rally.

When the government no longer enforces your First Amendment right to peaceably assemble, and when government looks the other way when organized, paid mobs overrun your own rally, I suppose this is how we have to fight back. The official response of the play is “Free speech for all, but….”

And, by the way, I do not believe there is any First Amendment right to encourage a mob to assassinate the President of the United States; nor are the cast and audience assembled peaceably.

Laura Loomer was arrested for trying to stop the cast from depicting the assassination of President Trump. You may donate to her legal defense here, and her media’s website, “The Rebel” is here.

Armed Tennesseans Capture Georgia Escaped Murderers

Glenn Reynolds likes to remind us all that the police protect the accused from the angry citizens; it’s not the other way around. Police stand between mob vigilantism and the criminal; police impose law on the situation. Punishment for the criminal comes later. Law, the expectation of effective and honest law enforcement officers, and the reliability of the judicial system in finding the facts and imposing punishment, are all that stand between a culture and anarchy. Counting on law enforcement, even the armed citizen need not form a mob to hunt down and kill demented murderers.

Case in point: the armed Tennessean captured the two Georgia demented murderers, and called the police.

The two escapees could have been shot and killed. The armed citizen probably did not want to endure an investigation, a possible prosecution, and a frivolous lawsuit by the families of the fine young tatted-up men who need to visit The Chair.

The law worked this time — but only because an armed citizen stopped the bad guys who could have stolen the car and committed more murder. You liberal Democrats for gun control should thank the armed citizen, and the NRA who supports the armed citizen — and all of us who voted for Donald Trump.

But, you won’t. You’re too busy being deranged.

Lessons Learned From London’s Grenfell Tower Fire

Don’t live in a big city. People were not meant to live swarming all over each other like rats in a warren. Admittedly, my small town prejudices kick in. But, in small towns, people are not stacked into flammable apartments, one on top of the other like kindling prepared to light a bonfire. Two stories high is about it in my hometown.

If you just must live in a big city, don’t live 20 something floors off the ground. Heat goes up, you know.

Your government with all of its councils, regulations, ordinances, and permits, cannot guarantee your safety.

Minions living in over-urbanized metroplexes form mobs when they learn that their government does not keep all of the promises it makes. Even the most leftist government becomes their target.

If you don’t expect so much out of government, then you’re not so disappointed.

Armed Homeowner Captures Georgia Escapee Killers

Guns, liberals. You need guns. At the ballpark, too, apparently. Because people like Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose are out there. I don’t know how people get like that, but there they are — tatted-up zombie predators.They murdered two correctional officers to effect their escape.

Merely putting the bad guys behind bars is not enough. They don’t necessarily stay there. It’s best to have a gun when they arrive.

Other sources are reporting this story differently — omitting the capture by the Tennessee armed homeowner, and reporting that the two escapees broke into a home and held the couple there tied up, at gunpoint before stealing their car.