Crimes, Real and Imaginary
Dec 4th, 2014 by Unamused
This week, with your indulgence, I would like to illustrate, with recent high-profile case studies, the difference between actual crimes, on the one hand, versus the fake, made-up, non-existent crimes against “social justice” committed by witches, warlocks, racists, sexists, ogres, trolls, Sasquatch, the platypus, and other fantastical villains of Fantasyland, on which we are so reliably informed by our incredibly reliable and totally unbiased “mainstream” media — as, for example, in the case of Slate’s very timely 2013 coverage of the 2011 Wisconsin State Fair mob attack:
WTMJ (2011): “It looked like they were just going after white guys, white people,” said Norb Roffers of Wind Lake in an interview with Newsradio 620 WTMJ. […]
“It was 100% racial,” claimed Eric, an Iraq war veteran from St. Francis who says young people beat on his car.
“I had a black couple on my right side, and these black kids were running in between all the cars, and they were pounding on my doors and trying to open up doors on my car, and they didn’t do one thing to this black couple that was in this car next to us. They just kept walking right past their car. They were looking in everybody’s windshield as they were running by, seeing who was white and who was black.” […]
“I think once we get all the info in it’ll be just like that, like what happened in Riverwest,” said the police sergeant.
“I saw them grab this white kid who was probably 14 or 15 years old. They just flung him into the road. They just jumped on him and started beating him. They were kicking him. He was on the ground. A girl picked up a construction sign and pushed it over on top of him. They were just running by and kicking him in the face.”
A witness told WTMJ that as he worked in a kiosk at the State Fair Midway, he saw what he described as “a Riverwest type mob. Easily between 50–100 kids all under 18 and all African American. They were running around knocking people over (young kids and adults), looting the Midway games (stealing the prizes), starting fights.”
Stay classy, kiddo. I hereby dub you: Ace Journalist Emma “Google Is Now Blocking ‘Black Mob’ Stories” Roller (blocking, that is, WorldNetDaily for its more than 670 reports documenting Emma’s ongoing “false narrative” of black mob violence).
Anyway, let’s get started: Ferguson goes to war!
Crimes, Real and Imaginary, in Ferguson, Missouri
/09 AUG 2014
“My hands are up! Don’t shoot! No, no, please, Officer Wilson! Please don’t murder my black baby body because of institutional racism!”
[Sustained automatic gunfire.]
[Continued racist gunfire.]
“Save me, Obama! Save me, Oprah Winfrey! Save —”
Wave after wave of white-supremacist death squads — funded by the John Birch Society, commanded by former SS Lieutenant-Colonel John “Zyklon” Boehner — sweep the redlined Ferguson housing projects in helicopter gunships, mowing down black babies’ bodies with machine guns, incinerating their voter IDs with an unceasing barrage of Hellfire missiles, scooping them up in enormous nets and releasing them from spectacular heights to tumble helplessly into grain threshers —
Oh, wait, my mistake: this is the real world, where Michael Brown (6’5”, 289 lbs.), the not-so-gentle giant, lurching down the middle of the road after manhandling a diminutive Asian clerk in a convenience store cigar robbery, settles on the brilliant plan of attacking a white cop through the window of a patrol car using his fists for absolutely no reason. Not the fake, made-up, fantasy world that doesn’t exist.
Here, for comparison, are a few examples of actual, real, actual crimes:
- stealing cigars from a convenience store
- shoving a diminutive Asian store clerk
- striking a police officer in the face with your fist
- scrabbling at his gun with your big fat fingers
- lobbing Molotov cocktails
- igniting police vehicles
- burning down buildings
- instructing people to burn down more buildings
- inciting further riots
- roaming the streets of St. Louis beating white people with hammers
- finding a white person and beating him to death with your hammers
- first running up and down the street screaming “kill the white people”
- doing any or all of the above even if you belong to a demographic that is subject to a proportionally higher-than-average number of traffic stops
So, if you or someone you know is planning to do any of that — whoa, hey now! Look out! That might not be such a good idea. Measure twice, friend. Measure twice.
Appendix: Random Chance
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Dec. 2):
Mayor, police, say race played no role in hammer slaying of Bosnian immigrant
No role at all — gosh, that was a fast and thorough investigation.
One teen was charged with murder, two more were held and a fourth was sought Monday as officials spent another day trying to quell speculation that the bludgeoning death of a Bosnian immigrant was racially motivated.
Trying real hard. Hey, what race are Bosnians?
“There is no evidence that this was a crime occasioned by the race or ethnicity of the victim,” Mayor Francis Slay declared in a formal statement. He added, “Speculation that this attack had anything to do with the Ferguson protests is absolutely unfounded.”
You mean the vaguely anti-white quasi-race riots less than 14 miles away?
Mitchell and one of the two juveniles in custody are black, police said; the other is Hispanic.
According to court documents, members of the group yelled at Begic, his fiancée and two others as they walked to Begic’s car. As the vehicle drove away, one teen jumped on the back and began beating on it. Begic stopped and got out, and one of the men taunted him to fight before all four attacked — and continued to beat him after he fell to the ground.
“We think it was wrong place, wrong time,” police spokeswoman Schron Jackson said.
Detectives do not believe the attackers took anything but Begic’s life.
Sounds random to me!
New York Times (Dec. 1):
Missouri: 3 Teenagers Arrested in Hammer Death
Three teenagers [of what persuasion?] have been arrested after a man was beaten to death with hammers in St. Louis [near…?]. The victim, Zemir Begic, 32, a Bosnian immigrant [of what persuasion?], was in his car about 1:15 a.m. Sunday when several young people [no srsly wut race are they] began damaging it, the police said. He suffered injuries to his head, abdomen, face and mouth, and was pronounced dead at a hospital. A 17-year-old suspect turned himself in late Sunday, after 15- and 16-year-old suspects were taken into custody.
BBC (Dec. 3):
Beyond the local reaction, the story has gained traction among conservative commentators and bloggers, who view it as an example of media and liberal activist hypocrisy for expressing outrage over Brown’s death but ignoring the Begic attack.
If the episode can somehow be linked to the Ferguson demonstrations, that fact could be used to discredit the protest as a whole, characterising it as the work of lawless and violent malcontents (a theme also raised during recent episodes of looting and vandalism).
But is it fair to draw connections between Ferguson and this attack — beyond their close proximity? Like Ferguson, there are conflicting eyewitness accounts being reported. Although police assert that ethnicity was not a factor, some aren’t so sure — and point to locals who say the attackers yelled racial epithets.
Quite the mystery we’ve got on our hands. Someone call Benedict Cumberbatch!