• "Violent summer" projected for the US

    From Sean Dennis@618:618/10 to All on Tue May 18 03:28:49 2021
    (Here all this time I just thought it was a cruel summer [apologies to Bananarama] --SD)

    From: https://tinyurl.com/j2km2xhc (zerohedge.com)

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    Police Across America Brace For Another Violent Summer

    BY TYLER DURDEN

    SUNDAY, MAY 16, 2021 - 08:30 PM

    Donald Trump may not be president anymore, but that won't stop Anitfa and
    BLM from getting their riot willies out this summer in response to any
    number of social justice triggers.

    To that end, the Wall Street Journal reports that police departments across
    the country are "bulking up patrols and implementing new tactics to prepare
    for what they say could be a violent summer" as states lift COVID-19 restrictions - as if they had any impact on last year's summer of leftist violence. Also cited is a spike in firearm purchases during the pandemic as gun crimes spiral out of control in major cities.

    Shootings and homicides in big U.S. cities are up this year again after
    rising last year. In the last three months of 2020, homicides rose 32.2% in cities with a population of at least one million, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Quarterly Uniform Crime Report.

    In New York City, the number of homicides has reached 146 for the year so
    far, an increase of 27% from 115 during the same period in 2020. In Dallas, police have counted 75 homicides this year, up from 58 during the same
    period last year. Chicago police have recorded 195 homicides, up from 160
    in the year-ago period. -WSJ

    And while y/y crime stats spiking 12 months after the country was locked
    down is may seem like more of a 'no shit' than anything else, keep in mind
    that New York saw its most violent summer last year since 1996. Meanwhile,
    the country currently finds itself extremely polarized over more than just police reform, as ongoing tensions in the Middle East have spilled over into
    US streets, and anti-lockdown activists around the world have been fiercely protesting economy-killing pandemic measures - which we imagine our 'wise
    and benevolent' leaders like New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) won't hesitate
    to re-implement if COVID-19 even thinks about surging again.

    "We're coming out of the pandemic, life is starting again and more people
    are going to be out on the street," said James Shea, Jersey City NJ director
    of public safety, adding that the city decided to increase the deployment of officers on foot patrol in high-crime areas, as well as expanded the department's closed-circuit video system.

    In Dallas, more officers will be deployed this summer to hot-spots of
    criminal activity as part of the city's Violent Crime Reduction Plan,
    according to Police Chief Eddie Garcia.

    In New York, the NYPD will dispatch 200 additional officers and add patrols
    to 100 blocks in the city with the most gun violence, according to the
    report, after last year's chaos. Additional officers have also been
    deployed to Manhattan business districts in recent weeks, including Times Square, where a recent shooting left three bystanders - including a
    4-year-old girl - were injured.

    "The warmer months always usually give us more problems when it comes to violence," said NYPD Chief of Department, Rodney Harrison, who added that
    gang activity accounts for around half of the shootings in the city - while officers struggled to solve cases during the pandemic due to the NYPD's strained relationship with residents amid demonstrations against police brutality.

    Year-to-date, shootings in New York City are up 86% over 2020, from 242 to
    451.
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  • From Arelor@618:250/24 to Sean Dennis on Tue May 18 03:21:32 2021
    Re: "Violent summer" projected for the US
    By: Sean Dennis to All on Tue May 18 2021 03:28 am

    Donald Trump may not be president anymore, but that won't stop Anitfa and BLM from getting their riot willies out this summer in response to any number of social justice triggers.


    I bet Antifas and BLMs will be squashed mercilessly if they try to break havok now, since they are
    no longer needed.

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  • From Mike Powell@618:250/1 to ARELOR on Tue May 18 15:46:00 2021
    I bet Antifas and BLMs will be squashed mercilessly if they try to break havok
    ow, since they are
    no longer needed.

    Although the Mayor of Portland has since turned his back on Antifa (not admitting they existed until Trump was gone, and now calling them a
    problem), they still seem to cause trouble in that town pretty regular.

    Immediately after the election and switch in power, there did seem to be
    some crack downs but they are still around.

    Mike


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  • From Sean Dennis@618:618/0 to Mike Powell on Wed May 19 08:19:43 2021

    Hello Mike!

    18 May 21 15:46, you wrote to ARELOR:

    Although the Mayor of Portland has since turned his back on Antifa
    (not admitting they existed until Trump was gone, and now calling them
    a problem), they still seem to cause trouble in that town pretty
    regular.

    Portland has always been a shithole. It was back in the late 80s to mid 90s when I lived in the area but not quite as in-your-face socialist as it is now.

    The show "Portlandia" kinda tore the lid off of Portland's liberalism so they have nothing to hide anymore.

    Later,
    Sean


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