BLACK AND BLUE AMERICA

Below is a column by Gary Mienert, re-posted with permission.  Gary has been documenting the conditions along the United States southern border with Mexico for a very long time.  In this column, Gary talks about the situation facing America’s law enforcement officers since the situation in Ferguson, MO with thug Michael Brown.

Black and Blue America by Gary Mienert

On August 9, 2014 Michael Brown, a black 289 pound 18 year old, was fatally shot by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer after Brown robbed a convenience store. Every American who reads newspapers or watches television knows the Michael Brown drama. During the same year 126 police officers in the United States were killed.  Can you name one?

From the outset the evidence was convincing that the officer had every reason to use deadly force to stop this well known thug.  Witnesses, both black and white, confirmed that Brown refused to obey every order given to him by the officer up to the end when he attempted to grab the officer’s weapon.  Brown is still venerated as a martyr primarily by the black community.  How could this happen?

Although numerous state and local agencies were well underway into their investigations, Obama leaped into the fray with the following statement to the press.

The death of Michael Brown is heartbreaking, and Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to his family and his community at this very difficult time.  As Attorney General Holder has indicated, the Department of Justice is investigating the situation along with local officials, and they will continue to direct resources to the case as needed.  I know the events of the past few days have prompted strong passions, but as details unfold, I urge everyone in Ferguson, Missouri, and across the country, to remember this young man through reflection and understanding.”

With his statement and that of Attorney General Holder the media flooded in and the explosion of news coverage began.  Literally, before the body had cooled Al Sharpton and his entourage slithered into town appearing to sympathize with the family but injected hatred for his own agenda. It was more than a dollop of irony and coincidence that Sharpton visited the president’s office just prior to his trip to Ferguson. His close relationship with Obama is evidenced by almost 70 such “hug fests” over eight years.

All the pieces were in place: A known thug killed at the hands of a police officer, Obama’s nationwide sympathetic messages, A corrupt Attorney General Holder inserting himself into the game, and Al Shapton stirring the community and interlopers into rioting.

The “Hands up don’t shoot” narrative and “Black lives matters” chant gave birth entirely by “The Ferguson Effect.”

That event in itself was the genesis, the lighting of the fuse for “Black lives Matter” riots which have continued unabated for over two years.  This was no accident, it was well orchestrated and it continues without pause until today.  Any death of a black person by the lands of law enforcement automatically becomes a cause for a march often leading to riots and deaths of officers.

If any doubts linger regarding Obama’s culpability we need only to look back to February of 2016 when he convened a room full of leftist agitators including “Black Lives Matter” leaders and praised their skills as “much better organizers” than he was. He continued by saying he “was confident they are going to take America to new heights” because of their “degree of focus and seriousness and constructiveness.”  Let that sink in while you recall the burned out buildings, the looted stores, the overturned vehicles, the injured innocents and especially the police officers killed or wounded. All were the end result of the very people in the room to whom Obama was praising. Families of fallen officers will forever remember the chants of “Pigs in a blanket, Fry ‘em like bacon” and “What do we want? Dead cops. When do we want ‘em? Now”

July 9, 2016 Obama declared “Right now the big concern is the fact that data shows black folks are more vulnerable to these kinds of incidents” referring to officer shootings of black men. Ironically Obama’s words were spoken only three hours before Micah Xavier Johnson shot and killed five police officers in Dallas, wounding nine others and two citizens.  Johnson was reported as saying he was angry over police shooting black men.”

Obama falsely claims “African Americans are arrested at twice the rate of whites.”  He, of course, conveniently omits the fact that blacks commit murder at almost six times the rate of whites!  The recent assault rate on American citizens is 229 per every 100,000.  During that time the assault rate on police officers was 9,300 per every 100,000. That’s a rate of 41 times higher than on citizens. It’s obvious with that data police officers aren’t anxious to fire their weapons even when assaulted!  The killings by police officers are less than 1% of the assaults on them.

The statistics when police officers kill their assailants is even more startling. The Bureau of Justice Statistics show the rate of black officers who kill their assailants is 32 per every 100,000.  The same statistics show the rate of white officers who kill their assailants is 14 per every 100,000, less than half of that of black officers.  The statistics come from a Harvard study, The Manhattan Institute and Bureau of Justice Statistics.

It’s of utmost importance how the “Ferguson effect” of “Black lives Matter” affects the police officers.  The Pew Research Center just released a poll taken on this very subject.  A survey of over 8,000 police officers from across the country was taken.  76% of officers are more hesitant to use force even when it is appropriate.  72% are less likely to stop a suspicious suspect.  Over 90% say their colleagues are worrying more about their personal safety than doing their job. .

Chicago, Obama’s home town carrying the title of “The killing field” just received the report from Obama’s Justice Department. “The Chicago Police Department engages in a pattern or practice of use of excessive force.”  Statistics, however, show that very little of the problem rests with a pattern of force by the police.  Black on black killings by any test is the culprit but Obama certainly wouldn’t agree with that.  The 2016 Christmas weekend in Chicago equaled 41 shot and 11 killed. A similar slaughter occurred on Martin Luther King Day equaled 39 shot leaving 10 dead.

Thanks to the residue of Obama’s racist policies toward our nations’ police officers and support of “Black Lives Matter” we can expect many to retire or relocate in safer environs. How can we possibly blame them?

Letter To The Editor On Gun Control From One Of Our Members

Letter to the Editor,

The main stream media, internet and talk radio is a buzz with the new “proposal” of “our government” to violate our 2nd Amendment God given rights. Australia, is living proof of what happens when guns are forcibly removed from private ownership. Since the institution of their 1996 gun laws, armed robberies are  up 69%; assaults with guns up 28%; gun murders up 19% and home invasions up 21%. Hmm…how can gun murders be up when guns are illegal to own????

According to Reality Check , Gun statistics are: The US has the highest gun ownership in the world, average of 88 guns per 100 residents. This places us first in the world for gun ownership and  #28 in gun homicide. What about crime statistics in Great Britain? Britain is also the most violent country in the EU, that is 2034 violent crimes per 100,000  The UK has the second highest overall crime rate in the EU. UK has the fifth highest robbery rate and the fourth highest burglary rate. Compare that to the US with 466 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

There is an interesting video revealing the statistics from the FBI which is an unbiased government agency that does not advocate government policy. It reports: 1992 violent crime of 757 per 100,000 people. In 2011 it was reduced to 386/100,000 { 50% reduction}. 1992 murder rate 9.3 per 100,000; 2011  4.7/100,000  {54% reduction}. Home Office an unbiased organization for England/Wales reports Violent Crime to be 3.5 times higher than US. {See http://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/important-gun-violence-video-to-share-with-friends} for this video and www.fbi.gov and www.homeoffice.gov.UK for statistical information on crime.

All said, it’s the criminals who now are empowered and emboldened in these countries because the innocent can no longer defend themselves.

The tragedy of Connecticut, no one would deny. The questions remain:  “Why no concern for the lost lives in Afghanistan, Pakistan and other sovereign countries targeted by our government and it’s endorsed drone shootings and the collateral damage and deaths including many children? What about the 3500 innocent babies a day violently killed via abortion? Not a tear shed, BUT promoted!  Many understand the reply to these “puzzling” questions, “It is NOT about gun control. It is about control of the people” and it’s progressive! Be warned citizens. Our forefathers understood this. They realized guns were not so much to protect them from the citizenry;  but an armed citizen militia keeps government tyranny at bay.

Who would deny that government controls are increasingly invading our lives. Have these changes of increased legislation, taxes, fees and regulations improved our country? Are we anticipating that the increased deductions from all our  paychecks will mean improved living conditions for us? Has the war on drugs meant society no longer has a drug problem? It seems to be pretty well accepted that the more government “does for us” the worst shape we as Americans are in. Should we now expect, even though the government track record is dismal at best, that we should just turn over our God given liberties and trust this government monstrosity that gun removal is for our safety! Why is it that our government officials have armed body guards,  but the citizenry should have none? President Obama just put into law, armed protection for himself and former presidents for life; not to mention armed body guards at the school which his children attend which is the case for many VIP’s throughout our country.

The question may also be asked, “What has changed in America today?” Our disregard for our Lord Jesus Christ and His commandments. Removing Him as Creator God from our schools, changing His laws for marriage and killing the unborn. The Bible also references the fact that a nation can expect more judgment based on our sins, our rejection of God, our election of  ungodly leaders. Have we reached the point of Romans 1 where God abandons a nation? Should we be concerned?  Natural disasters of course will be attributed to “Global Warming/Climate Change”. I believe it is as the Bible says, our minds are debased, and nature will groan as a result of the sin of a nation. I have a hard time asking God to bless America. America needs to repent of our sins, seek His forgiveness, live and educate our children in the ways of the Bible. Then perhaps in God’s mercy, He may bless our land.

Linda Kauffeld

An Open Letter To Our Absent AG Van Hollen

This follow is a letter from one of our members, sent on December 21st,  to the absent Wisconsin AG Van Hollen:

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen,

I am a disgruntled supporter. Today I received a letter from your campaign staff requesting a contribution. I have voted for and supported you in the past. Over the course of this tumultuous year I have inquired from time to time why I have not seen nor heard of you commenting on some of the more obscene activities of those opposing Gov. Walker, especially the attacks on legislators, the death threats etc. The Dane County judicial system  is incredibly biased. Why have you not expressed at least some level of concern?

I am a member of the Rock River Patriots. Questions about your whereabouts have become more commonplace. Members who regularly conduct business at the Capitol indicate they are unaware of your  role or level of support.

The last two days, Charlie Sykes and Jeff Wagner have begun to refer to you as an “empty suit.” Your silence has become noticeable. Please tell me why you deserve support and contributions.

 Thanks for listening.

 Larry Cole

Letters Of Outrage

We added a new page intended for Patriots to post their “Letters of Outrage”.  This can be outrage directed in the form of Letters to the Editor of the local paper, or letters to the elected officials at any level of government.  This is a great way to draw attention to something that is not being covered by the media, and/or encourage others to get involved.

Click on the upper tab entitled “Letters of Outrage” and post your letter in the comments box.  Let the outrage roll!  We look forward to reading the letters!