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Baltimore -- another Democratic success story

Come November, the residents will again vote a straight Democratic ticket -- and then wonder why things don't change.


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Rahm Emanuel is on pace to set a deadly record that nobody wants

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The Blaze is reporting that last year, Chicago saw its highest number of homicides in two decades. Now, the nation's third-largest city is on pace to set a new record.

The Chicago Tribune reported last year that more than 750 people were killed, nearly 300 more than in 2015. It was the deadliest year for homicides in Chicago since 1997 when 752 slayings were reported, according to the Tribune, which tracks the number of reported violent crimes in the city.

But if the first seven months of 2017 are any indication, Chicago could see even more homicides by the end of the year than it did in 2016.

As of the weekend, there were 391 reported homicides in Chicago. That's four more than at the same point last year.

The number of homicides in Chicago so far this year includes six just last weekend. The youngest victim over the weekend was just 18 years old, according to the Tribune, and the oldest victim was 35 years old.

And homicide is not the only form of crime that is currently on the rise in Chicago. As TheBlaze reported earlier this year, nearly all forms of violent crime in Chicago increased by double digits in 2016. Those forms of violent crimes included sexual assaults, robberies, and assaults.

In total, more than 4,300 people were shot in Chicago in 2016 -- more than the number of shootings and homicides in New York City and Los Angeles during the same year, combined. If there is any consolation in the newly published crime numbers, it is that fewer people have been shot in 2017 in Chicago than at the same point in 2016.

At the same point in 2016, 2,337 were shot. In 2017, that number was  2,112.

The staggering amount of crime in the Windy City highlights what has become a national crisis. President Donald Trump, shortly after taking office in January, threatened to "send in the Feds" if Chicago police were unable to get the city's crime problem under control.

Chicago has had some of the strictest gun laws in the country.

The stats that I have been publishing for years come from they Hey Jackass website. Check them out, they have tons more stuff.

Over 10 people have been shot in Chicago every day in 2017. Effectively, two people (1.8) have been shot and killed and over 8 (8.48) have been shot and wounded.

I am convinced that letting the gangbangers wipe each other out is the official policy of the Democrats that have run Chicago for a hundred years.

 



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Welcome to Hell -- aka Chicago

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Chicago is a breeding ground for feral humans

Jim Hoft (GateayPundit) is reporting that Police in Chicago’s Southside are reporting the shocking news that a young 6-year-old boy is robbing people at gunpoint.

Detectives are warning Near South Side residents of a robbery crew that includes a 6- to 8-year-old boy who’s armed with a silver handgun.

The offenders struck at least 11 times during June, most recently on June 28th, according to the alert that came out on Saturday.

Each time, between three and nine robbers have approached victims and either demanded valuables or taken property by force before running away.

Robberies have been reported on sidewalks, in parking lots, and in an apartment building hallway, cops said.

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Now you know why Barack Obama and family now live in Washington, DC.

I haven't posted the Chicago mayhem stats in a bit -- since they relate to this report, here they are.

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Hey Jackass! -- "Illustrating Chicago Values" -- is reporting that a person is shot every 2:24 minutes and a person is murdered every 12:45 minutes.

And if the killings aren't bad enough, Chicago -- under Democrat rule for a 100 years -- is bankrupt!

RamzPaul says the failure of socialism continues.

In this case it is the state of Illinois. Illinois is a deep blue state (I.e., Democrat controlled)  that has been very "progressive" in providing lavish pensions to state workers.  The majority of the state is fairly conservative except for the largest city -- Chicago -- and based on its size, Chicago calls the shots in Illinois.

Unfortunately, Chicago is a failed city. While Chicago has a long history of being corrupt, much of the city is now basically a war zone thanks to "diversity." And this diversity demands more and more from the taxpayers.

As the taxes have risen in Illinois, many business and people have made the rational decision to relocate to nice states.  After all, why pay extremely high taxes for the privilege of living in a diversity war zone?

This migration of productive people has resulted in a worsening of the economic situation. If Illinois should raise taxes again, this will only force more people out of the state resulting in lower tax revenue.  A vicious cycle has begun.

The other option is to cut spending, but that won't happen as the parasites will continue to vote to get their "gimmes."  

As such, Illinois is in a stalemate. The state has not had a budget in three years. And now some judge is ordering Illinois to pay. But Illinois does not have any money. So how will this judge enforce her ruling?



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Democrats truly are enemies of America and Americans

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Basically, Democrats want to expand welfare until there are more people on welfare, voting Democrat, than there are working and paying taxes.

When that happens, it's all over.



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Utopia University

No need for individual universities to create their own advertisements to recruit students. Pretty much any of them could use just plug in their own name and use this one:


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S&P, Moody's downgrade Illinois to near junk -- lowest ever for a U.S. state

Elizabeth Campbell (Bloomberg) is reporting that Illinois had its bond rating downgraded to one step above junk by Moody's Investors Service and S&P Global Ratings, the lowest ranking on record for a U.S. state, as the long-running political stalemate over the budget shows no signs of ending.

S&P warned that Illinois will likely lose its investment-grade status, an unprecedented step for a state, around July 1 if leaders haven't agreed on a budget that chips away at the government's chronic deficits. Moody's followed S&P's downgrade Thursday, citing Illinois's underfunded pensions and the record backlog of bills that are equivalent to about 40 percent of its operating budget.

"Legislative gridlock has sidetracked efforts not only to address pension needs but also to achieve fiscal balance," Ted Hampton, Moody's analyst, said in a statement. "During the past year of fruitless negotiations and partisan wrangling, fundamental credit challenges have intensified enough to warrant a downgrade, regardless of whether a fiscal compromise is reached."

Illinois hasn't had a full year budget in place for the past two years amid a clash between the Democrat-run legislature and Republican Governor Bruce Rauner. That's left the fifth most-populous state with a record $14.5 billion of unpaid bills, ravaged entities like universities and social service providers that rely on state aid and undermined Illinois's standing in the bond market, where investors have demanded higher premiums for the risk of owning its debt. Moody's called Illinois "an outlier among states" after suffering eight downgrades in as many years.

"The rating actions largely reflect the severe deterioration of Illinois' fiscal condition, a byproduct of its stalemated budget negotiations," S&P analyst Gabriel Petek said in a statement. "The unrelenting political brinkmanship now poses a threat to the timely payment of the state's core priority payments."

Illinois's 10-year bonds yield 4.4 percent, 2.5 percentage points more than those on top-rated debt. That spread -- a measure of the perceived risk -- is the highest since at least January 2013 and more than any of the other 19 states tracked by Bloomberg.

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The downgrades, which also dropped some debt backed by legislative appropriations into junk, came a day after Illinois's legislature blew the deadline for approving a compromise budget by a simple majority. Now, it takes a higher threshold -- three fifths majority vote in each legislative chamber -- to pass anything. On Wednesday, Rauner, who is up for re-election in 2018, and Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan, who controls much of the legislative agenda, faulted each other for the unprecedented gridlock.

The governor also held Democrats responsible for Thursday's rating cut.

"Madigan's majority owns this downgrade because they didn't even attempt to pass a balanced budget, get our pension liability under control, and other changes that would put Illinois on better financial footing," said Eleni Demertzis, a spokeswoman for Rauner. "The governor will continue working toward a truly balanced budget with changes to our system to grow jobs and provide real and lasting property tax relief."

"Her comment is typical Rauner incompetence, and that's too bad," said Steve Brown, a spokesman for Madigan.

By June 30, the state will owe an estimated $800 million in interest and fees on the unpaid bills that have been piling up, according to estimates from Comptroller Susana Mendoza, a Democrat. She warned of "dire" consequences for residents if a budget isn't reached by the start of fiscal year 2018 on July 1, including the shuttering of more social service providers and layoffs at public universities. With only a month to go before the start of fiscal year, the ratings cut wasn't unexpected.

"We're going to start to see some real pain now," Senate President John Cullerton told reporters in Springfield on Wednesday. "We're going to start to see downgrades. We don't have any funding for schools. We don't have any funding for higher end and a bunch of social programs. We don't have a budget."

Despite the lack of a budget, Illinois has continued to cover payments due on its bonds, and, like other states, has no ability to resort to bankruptcy to escape from its debts. A downgrade to junk, though, would add further financial pressure by increasing its borrowing costs and preventing many mutual funds from buying Illinois's securities.



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A blue state success story

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Doug Ross (DirectorBlue) says if you're seeking proof that liberalism is a mental disease is spot-on, look no further than this celebration of a Blue State Success Story™:

Shootings over Memorial Day weekend in Chicago left seven people dead and another 45 injured, a count that surprisingly marks progress for the city -- and a drop in the number of shooting victims compared to the same period last year.

Monday -- Memorial Day -- was the most deadly day of the long weekend, with 24 people shot, five of them fatally, the Chicago Tribune reported.

But these totals are lower than 2016's tally. Last year, there were 71 shootings over Memorial Day, according to data gathered by the Chicago Tribune. Six were fatal.

So, by author Megan Cerullo's reckoning, more dead in 2016 versus 2017 equals "progress".

Perhaps it's the new math.

Oh that's right. As the leader in #FakeNews -- CNN tells us that "math is racist."

But let's continue:

"While any act of violence in this city is one too many, we were able to make this Memorial Day Weekend safer compared to last year with a nearly 30 percent reduction in both shooting incidents and shooting victims," Superintendent Kevin Navarro said in a news conference.

No mention of the fact that Chicago is a "sanctuary city" for illegal alien crime gangs and a hub for the Mexican drug trade (e.g., "Why Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel Loves Selling Drugs in Chicago").

Maybe one day, the rocket scientists in old media will read some academic papers so they can get to the bottom of Blue State violence.

I can dream, can't I?


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You'll never guess which political party leads in poverty and crime

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DougRoss (DirectorBlue) says: I'd be more a lot more snarky if the human toll wasn't so devastating. The sad fact remains: progressives don't get it and never will.

Their policies are based on emotion, not facts. Feelings, not human experience.

Their policies are those of a cult, not a real political party.

Most political parties recognize when, for example, six decades of failure have left some of their primary constituency groups in ruins.

Democrats don't.

They never learn because they're incapable of learning.

...over 1,000 public officials and businessmen in Illinois have been convicted of public corruption since 1970, including imprisoned former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. In the anti-corruption report, researchers wrote that Chicago's lawmaking body have been "particularly persistent." Wait, didn't our 44th President emerge out of Chicago? Yes, yes, I believe he did. Hmm…
 
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Currently, Blagojevich is still in federal prison, serving a 14-year sentence. He's hopeful Obama will commute his sentence as he has done for a record number of inmates. After all, it was Obama's Senate seat, Blagojevich was trying to sell...

...And, what else is happening in Chicago under Democrat rule? Massive taxation, toll booths on every major freeway, yet…their roads are full of potholes, they have insane gun violence, employers are fleeing, there is a pathetic black unemployment rate and they have the highest home foreclosure rate of any major U.S. city.

Democrats are like deadly lemmings.

Deadly because real lemmings never control the levers of government, they simply pitch themselves off a cliff.

Democrats, instead, pitch all of us off the cliff. Because their policies can't work, won't work and -- in fact -- have never worked.



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How much BS (or Bullcrap) can one take?  We have had 8 years, I could not listen to this crap anymore.  I fell asleep.
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A cloud hangs over Obama upon his return to Chicago

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Matt Finn (FoxNews) is reporting that as Barack Obama returns to his adopted hometown of Chicago to give his farewell speech Tuesday night, a dark cloud hangs over the city where the record-setting murder rate is so high there are pleas to declare a state of emergency.

"When there is a fire in America, a tornado, a hurricane, they call it a state of emergency, federal funds come in, and help rebuild that town or that community," said prominent anti-crime activist, Father Michael Pfleger.  "Well, hell, we have a state of emergency in Chicago."

In 2016, 762 people were murdered in Chicago. That's a 63 percent increase from the 468 murders recorded in 2015 and almost double the murders in 2014, according to Chicago Police.

Shootings also are way up -- 4,331 people were shot in Chicago in 2016, up from 3,550 in 2015, according to police.

In recent months, Obama has been mostly quiet about an aggressive solution to Chicago's violent crime epidemic. The city saw more murders in 2016 than New York and Los Angeles combined, yet is considerably smaller in population than either city. Chicagoans wonder if Obama will address the city's crime – the "elephant in the room" – during his speech Tuesday night.

"I cannot recall a time that President Obama said directly about Rahm Emanuel that he needs to do something about this violence," said Chicago community leader and activist Pastor Corey Brooks.

In a series of interviews last week previewing his speech and visit to Chicago, Obama discussed the city's carnage, noting a lot of the crime is happening in the "backyard" of the home he and the first lady own on the city's South Side.

"We've been trying even from the federal level to provide assistance to the city. I don't think that we're going to be able to reverse these things overnight," Obama said. "On the other hand, the fact that crime overall is much lower around the country when it was when I took office and that Chicago is the one big city where you've seen this huge spike means that there's something specifically happening there and that means we can fix it if we work together."

Community leaders all agree Chicago's violent crime and murder rate is unacceptable but the exact cause and how to fix it is a matter of debate. The issues most often pointed to are the city's uncontrollable illegal gun market, gang wars, cheap heroin and increasing disrespect for law enforcement.

Former Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, who is credited with a drop in the city's crime up until 2015 through his community-policing approach, says officers haven't felt a ton of support from the Obama administration.

"I can't help but just look at criminal justice, and criminal justice in this country has not had a friend in the federal government during this administration," McCarthy said.

Lori Lightfoot, president of the Chicago Police Board -- an independent entity tasked with investigating complaints into misconduct and corruption -- says Chicago's crime is not something police can arrest their way out of and requires all levels of the government and community to work together beyond analyzing crime stats and police performance.

"We need to make sure we are out there with job training, everything we can to drive down unemployment, make sure kids aren't living in poverty, good schools," Lightfoot said. "This really does take a multi-faceted approach."

President-elect Donald Trump has already weighed in, making headlines when he tweeted that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel should seek federal help if he can't fix the city's crime -- which also raises the question if policing in the city and even nationwide might grow beyond a state and local operation under the Trump administration.

"President-Elect Trump is directly putting the ball in the mayor's court and that's the way it should be," Brooks said.

Emanuel's spokesperson replied to the Trump tweet with a statement, in part writing, "As the president-elect knows from his conversation with the mayor, we agree the federal government has a strong role to play in public safety…we are heartened he is taking this issue seriously and look forward to working with the new administration on these important efforts."

All this comes as the Department of Justice is in the midst of a patterns and practice investigation into the Chicago Police Department for allegations of racism and police brutality. This follows the release of a highly controversial, graphic dash cam video depicting a Chicago police officer shooting and killing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

The DoJ's findings are expected to be released before or shortly after the inauguration of Trump on Jan. 20 and could result in an expensive Consent Decree with CPD that will continue to keep Chicago's crime problems in the national spotlight.

Pfleger said he reached out to Trump during the campaign but did not hear back. He says he hopes the DoJ's findings and the new administration could make a difference in Chicago.

"The question being will they reach out and want to really see some substantive changes and make a difference or do they just want to continue to Band-Aid," Pfleger said.

Related:  Obama refers to himself 75 times in "farewell speech."

Just so you know who Rev. Pfleger is, watch his energetic defense of Obama's spiritual mentor, Jeremiah A. Wright:



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Gun control crazy Chicago sees over 4,300 shootings in 2016

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Tim Brown (Constitution.com) is reporting that during the holidays, Chicago, which is criminally controlled by both street thugs and politicians in suits who infringe upon the God-given right of their citizenry to keep and bear arms, saw the number of shooting victims rise over 4,300 for 2016.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Chicago has seen 4,376 shooting victims in 2016, compared to 2,989 shooting victims in 2015. That’s an increase of over 1,300!

Over the Christmas weekend, at least 50 people were shot, and 12 of those were fatal.

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson’s called the shootings "unacceptable" at a press conference on Monday.

"Unacceptable?" I'll say!

Every day, 12 people are shot in Chicago -- every day! -- and ever day two of those die.

Here are the stats:

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This is a direct result of "community activists." They are responsible.

The police know who the "bad guys" are, but they are not allowed to go after them. The cops are damned if they do and damned if they don't.



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Is Obama's world a utopian myth?

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Patrick J. Buchanan (WND) says Barack Obama, speaking in Greece on his valedictory trip to Europe, struck a familiar theme:

"(W)e are going to have to guard against a rise in a crude form of nationalism, or ethnic identity, or tribalism that is built around an 'us' and a 'them.' …"

"(T)he future of humanity and the future of the world is going to be defined by what we have in common, as opposed to those things that separate us and ultimately lead us into conflict."

That the world's great celebrant of "diversity" envisions an even more multicultural, multiethnic, multiracial America and Europe is not news. This dream has animated his worldview.

But in this day of Brexit and President-elect Donald Trump, new questions arise. Is Obama's vision a utopian myth? Have leaders like him and Angela Merkel lost touch with reality? Are not they the ones who belong to yesterday, not tomorrow?

"Crude nationalism," as Obama said, did mark that "bloodiest" of centuries, the 20th. But nationalism has also proven to be among mankind's most powerful, beneficial and enduring forces.

You cannot wish it away. To do that is to deny history, human nature and the transparent evidence of one's own eyes.

A sense of nationhood -- "I am not a Virginian, but an American," said Patrick Henry -- ignited our revolution.

Nationalism tore apart the "evil empire" of Ronald Reagan's depiction, liberating Poles, Czechs, Slovaks, Hungarians, Romanians and Bulgarians, and breaking apart the Soviet Union into 15 nations.

Was that so terrible for mankind?

Nationalism brought down the Berlin Wall and led to reunification of the German people after 45 years of separation and Cold War.

President George H.W. Bush may have railed against "suicidal nationalism" in Kiev in 1991. But Ukrainians ignored him and voted to secede. Now the Russified minorities of the southeast and the Crimea wish to secede from Ukraine and rejoin the Mother Country.

This is the way of the world.

Out of the carcass of Yugoslavia came Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo. As nationalism called into existence Moldova, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia, it impelled South Ossetians and Abkhazians to secede from Georgia.

Was it not a sense of peoplehood, of nationhood, that drove the Jews to create Israel in 1948, which today insists that it be recognized as "a Jewish State?"

All over the world, regimes are marshaling the mighty force of ethnonationalism to strengthen and sustain themselves.

With economic troubles looming, Xi Jinping is stirring up Chinese nationalism by territorial disputes with neighbors -- to hold together a people who have ceased to believe in the secularist faith of Marxism-Leninism.

With communism dead, Vladimir Putin invokes the greatness and glory of the Russian past and seeks to revive the Orthodox faith.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan invokes nationalism, Attaturk, the Ottoman Empire and the Islamic faith of his people, against the Kurds, who dream of a new nation carved out of Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran.

Obama said in Greece:

"So my vision … may not always win the day in the short run, but I am confident it will win the day in the long run. Because societies which are able to unify ourselves around values and ideals and character and how we treat each other, and cooperation and innovation, ultimately are going to be more successful than societies that don't."

What is wrong with this statement?

It is a utilitarian argument that does not touch the heart. It sounds like a commune, a cooperative, a corporation, as much as it does a country. Moreover, not only most of the world, but even the American people seem to be moving the other way.

Indeed, what values and ideals do we Americans hold in common when Obama spoke in Germany of "darker forces" opposing his trade policies, and Hillary Clinton calls Trump supporters "racist, sexist, xenophobic, homophobic, Islamophobic … bigots."

Did not the Democrats just run "an us and a them" campaign?

Less and less do we Americans seem to be one country and one people. More and more do we seem to be separating along religious, racial, cultural, political, ideological, social and economic lines.

If a more multicultural, multiethnic America produces greater unity and comity, why have American politics become so poisonous?

Trump's victory is due in part to his stand for securing the U.S. border against foreigners walking in. Merkel is in trouble in Germany because she brought in almost a million Muslim refugees from Syria.

The nationalist parties that have arisen across Europe are propelled by hostility to more immigration from the Third World.

Outside the cosmopolitan elites of Europe and North America, where in the West is the enthusiasm Obama detects for a greater diversity of races, tribes, religions, cultures and beliefs?

"Who owns the future?" is ever the question.

In 2008, Obama talked of Middle Pennsylvanians as poor losers clinging to their bibles, bigotries and guns as they passed from the scene.

Yet, now, it's looking like it may be Obama's world headed for the proverbial ash heap of history.


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The Democratic utopia of Chicago -- the stats are in for October

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Very impressive!

An average of 13.5 shot every day and 2.5 killed every day in October.

An average of 12 shot every day and 2 killed every day in 2016.

I'm beginning to think the politicians are letting these people kill each other. It certainly doesn't look like the powers that be are raising a finger to do anything about the shootings -- except write more laws.

 



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Utopia's classes

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Daniel Greenfield (Politichicks) says the sort of people who set off class wars as a hobby have very particular classless societies in mind. The average left-wing revolutionary is not poor. He is a homicidal dilettante from the upper classes with a burning conviction of his own importance that he is unwilling to realize through disciplined labor. His revolution climaxes with a classless society in which he is at the very top.

Not near the top, not adjacent to the top, as he usually was before, but at the very top.

Utopia has a class system. At the top are the thinkers, the philosopher kings who develop plans based on how things ought to be and then turn them over to lesser men to actually implement. They are the priestly class of an ideological movement whose deity is politics and whose priests are politicians.

In a planned economy, they are the titans of industry and finance, they are the heads of banks and the men who move millions and billions around the board, and they are utterly unfit for the job. But they also make decisions in matters of war and science. And in all things. They measure political heresy in all things and all the activities of man are measured against their dogma and rewarded or punished.

This is the way it was in the Soviet Union or Communist China. But take a closer glance at the White House and see if you don't spot the occasional similarity.

In the middle of Utopia's class system is the middle class. This is not the middle class you are familiar with. There are no small business owners or professionals here. No one striving to make it up the ladder. Utopia's middle class is the bureaucracy, the interlinked hive mind of government and non-profits.

At the top of Utopia's class system are the philosopher-planners who issue the regulations. Or rather they offer objectives. The bureaucracy filters them through successive layers, transforming grandiose ideas into stultifying regulations and each successive layers expands them into further microcosms of unnecessary detail. This expansion of regulations also expands the bureaucracy. One feeds off the other.

Utopia has no lower class. That would be dystopian. Instead it has a client class. The client class is what used to be known as the working class. Utopia however transforms it into the welfare class.

Clienture transforms the working class into the welfare class. The destruction of the conditions under which the working class can exist forces its members either upward into the bureaucracy, a feat that is only possible for the younger generation willing to undergo the educational process, or downward into the welfare class.

The client class justifies the existence of Utopia's upper and middle class which are, in theory, dedicated to public service, to remedying the ills of an unfair society, which has been made fair by eliminating all free will and individual choice. But the client class exists to be subsidized. And its subsidies justify the subsidizing of the upper and middle classes of the planners and the bureaucrats.

This is Utopia's crisis.

Its upper class of philosopher kings expect to live like kings. They want to vacation in Aspen and New England. They want Bernie's summer home and Hillary's flat broke houses. And that does not come cheap. Utopia's middle class expects to live the way that our middle class does. And yet none of them actually produce anything. They will, in Obama and Elizabeth Warren's “You didn't build that” formula, claim that their public service makes the condition of productivity possible.

There is one problem with that. Their public service actually inhibits production. Whatever the rhetoric, they spend all their days killing the geese that lay the golden eggs. And then they are insulted when the goose doesn't recognize their contribution to her golden egg-laying.

Utopia has a series of interdependent classes that are subsidized by a productive class that is being starved out of existence. The inevitable outcome of such a system is one in which the lower classes are worked to death to subsidize its betters and the middle class is robbed by the upper class.

The Left thus creates the predatory economic system it preaches against as a way of life. Its own abuses are inevitably worse than the system it replaces because it is not only exploitative, but its exploitation actively inhibits production.


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Tent Cities full Of homeless people are booming all over America as poverty spikes

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Michael Snyder (FreedomOutpost) is reporting that just like during the last economic crisis, homeless encampments are popping up all over the nation as poverty grows at a very alarming rate.  According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, more than half a million people are homeless in America right now, but that figure is increasing by the day.  And it isn't just adults that we are talking about.  It has been reported that that the number of homeless children in this country has risen by 60 percent since the last recession, and Poverty USA says that a total of 1.6 million children slept either in a homeless shelter or in some other form of emergency housing at some point last year.  Yes, the stock market may have been experiencing a temporary boom for the last couple of years, but for those on the low end of the economic scale things have just continued to deteriorate.

Tonight, countless numbers of homeless people will try to make it through another chilly night in large tent cities that have been established in the heart of major cities such as Seattle, Washington, D.C. and St. Louis.  Homelessness has gotten so bad in California that the L.A. City Council has formally asked Governor Jerry Brown to officially declare a state of emergency.   And in Portland the city has extended their "homeless emergency" for yet another year, and city officials are really struggling with how to deal with the booming tent cities that have sprung up

There have always been homeless people in Portland, but last summer Michelle Cardinal noticed a change outside her office doors.

Almost overnight, it seemed, tents popped up in the park that runs like a green carpet past the offices of her national advertising business. She saw assaults, drug deals and prostitution. Every morning, she said, she cleaned human feces off the doorstep and picked up used needles.

"It started in June and by July it was full-blown. The park was mobbed," she said. "We've got a problem here and the question is how we're going to deal with it."

But of course it isn't just Portland that is experiencing this.  The following list of major tent cities that have become so well-known and established that they have been given names comes from Wikipedia

Most of the time, those that establish tent cities do not want to be discovered because local authorities have a nasty habit of shutting them down and forcing homeless people out of the area.  For example, check out what just happened in Elkhart, Indiana

A group of homeless people in Elkhart has been asked to leave the place they call home. For the last time, residents of 'Tent City' packed up camp.

City officials gave residents just over a month to vacate the wooded area; Wednesday being the last day to do so.

The property has been on Mayor Tim Neese's radar since he took office in January, calling it both a safety and health hazard to its residents and nearby pedestrian traffic.

"This has been their home but you can't live on public property," said Mayor Tim Neese, Elkhart.

If they can't live on "public property," where are they supposed to go?

They certainly can't live on somebody's "private property."

This is the problem -- people don't want to deal with the human feces, the needles, the crime and the other problems that homeless people often bring with them.  So the instinct is often to kick them out and send them away.

Unfortunately, that doesn't fix the problem.  It just passes it on to someone else.

As this new economic downturn continues to accelerate, our homelessness boom is going to spiral out of control.  Pretty soon, there will be tent cities in virtually every community in America.

In fact, there are people that are living comfortable middle class lifestyles right at this moment that will end up in tents.  We saw this during the last economic crisis, and it will be even worse as this next one unfolds.

Just like last time around, the signs that the middle class is really struggling can be subtle at first, but when you learn to take note of them you will notice that they are all around you.  The following comes from an excellent article in the New York Post

Do you see grocery stores closing? Do you see other retailers, like clothing stores and department stores, going out of business?

Are there shuttered storefronts along your Main Street shopping district, where you bought a tool from the hardware store or dropped off your dry cleaning or bought fruits and vegetables?

Are you making as much money annually as you did 10 years ago?

Do you see homes in neighborhoods becoming run down as the residents either were foreclosed upon, or the owner lost his or her job so he or she can't afford to cut the grass or paint the house?

Did that same house where the Joneses once lived now become a rental property, where new people come to live every few months?

Do you know one or two people who are looking for work? Maybe professionals, who you thought were safe in their jobs?

Don't look down on those that are living in tents, because the truth is that many "middle class Americans" will ultimately end up joining them.

The correct response to those that are hurting is love and compassion.  We all need help at some point in our lives, and I know that I am certainly grateful to those that have given me a helping hand at various points along my journey.

Sadly, hearts are growing cold all over the nation, and the weather is only going to get colder over the months ahead.  Let us pray for health and safety for the hundreds of thousands of Americans that will be sleeping in tents and on the streets this winter.


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Chicago has the most violent month ever

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Sarah Fisher (TruthRevolt) is reporting that Chicago has already had the most violent month ever. More than 470 people have been shot and the city has racked up 88 homicides.

Back in October of 1997 there were 79 homicides.

Chicago has recorded 492 homicides and almost 2,900 people shot so far this year, compared to 491 homicides and 2,988 people shot all of last year, according to Tribune data.

Chicago has a lower homicide rate than many other U.S. cities that are smaller in population. But this year, the city has recorded more homicides and shooting victims than New York City and Los Angeles combined, even though the two cities are larger than Chicago's population of roughly 2.6 million.

New York, with a population three times that of Chicago, has tallied 760 shooting victims and 222 homicides as of last week, according to the New York City data. Los Angeles has recorded 176 murders and 729 people shot.

Most of the gun violence is concentrated on the west and south side areas of the city.

Chicago police officials have cited the constant flow of illegal firearms through dangerous neighborhoods and an intractable gang problem -- with some disputes beginning on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter -- as strong contributors to the city's violence.

In recent months, police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has been pushing lawmakers in Springfield to pass legislation requiring harsher sentences for criminals arrested repeatedly for carrying illegal guns.

The spike in violence isn't just a Chicago problem. More than 40 cities in the U.S. have seen a spike in gun violence after years of a downward trend.



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How the Democrats Turned Milwaukee into a cesspool

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John Perazzo (FrontPage) says Tuesday in riot-torn Milwaukee, Donald Trump pointed out a very blunt and irrefutable truth: "The Democratic Party has run nearly every inner city in this country for 50 years, and run them into … ruin," with "crime policies, education policies, and economic policies [that] have produced only more crime, more broken homes, and more poverty." And indeed, wherever we look -- Atlanta, Camden, Newark, St. Louis, Chicago, Flint, Detroit, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington -- we see one-party cities that are crumbling testaments to the awesome power of bad ideas. Specifically, Trump referenced "the situation right here in Milwaukee, a city run by Democrats for decade after decade," citing its high rates of homicide, joblessness, poverty, and educational failure.

But Milwaukee wasn't always like this. It was once a prosperous metropolis with a host of thriving industries, particularly renowned for its breweries and manufacturing. Modern-day Democrats and their leftist allies, however, snuffed out those good-ol'-days like a jackboot on a cigarette butt. Every mayor of Milwaukee since 1960 has been a Democrat, and the one who served just prior to 1960 was Frank Paul Zeidler, an open Socialist. Overseeing the large-scale construction of public housing as a means of promoting racial and economic justice, Zeidler spoke out forcefully in favor of what he termed "public enterprise," the notion that government could uplift the condition of the poor via the efficient dispensation of taxpayer-funded public services -- a theory that quickly became an article of faith among Democrats.

Milwaukee's black population nearly quintupled during the course of Zeidler's twelve-year mayoralty, and the burgeoning civil-rights movement began to make its presence felt in the city. But local black radicals, allied ideologically with the black militancy that was sweeping many American cities in the Sixties, became wholly dissatisfied with what they viewed as the inadequate pace of racial reforms. And in the summer of 1967 the race riots that rocked Detroit and Newark sparked a similar outburst in Milwaukee.

In response to the rioting, Democrat Henry Maier, who served as mayor of Milwaukee from 1960-88, swiftly unveiled a "39-Point Program" designed to address the inner-city problems of poverty and racism that liberal Democrats widely cited as the causes of the riots. Alternatively dubbed the "Little Marshall Plan," this program sought to enlist government at all levels -- local, state, and federal -- to pour rivers of cash into initiatives like housing construction, youth programs, and "community renewal," as a means of pacifying an angry populace. But in the eyes of local black leftists, it was too little, too late. As Vel Phillips, a black member of Milwaukee's Common Council, said in April 1968, the mayor's 39-point program had failed to demonstrate any "visible effect on the root causes" of ghetto unrest. "I don't believe in violence," added Phillips, "… but we'd all better realize that many young Negroes have reached the point where they're ready and willing to die because they figure they have nothing to lose."

When the Sixties ended, Milwaukee was still known chiefly for its manufacturing industry. But as the cost of manufacturing in the U.S. skyrocketed in subsequent decades -- in large measure because of the unsustainably lavish deals that pro-Democrat unions repeatedly negotiated on behalf of their dues-paying members -- many of these businesses elected to move their operations abroad. Between 1970 and 2011, Milwaukee lost no fewer than 40% of its manufacturing jobs -- a trend that dealt a severe economic blow to the entire city. Today, per capita income in Milwaukee is $19,636 (32% below the national average); median household income is $35,489 (33% below the national average); and the poverty rate is 29.4% (nearly double the national average).

While joblessness and poverty plague the lives of so many Milwaukeeans, the ever-present threat of crime may be an even larger affliction for them. Milwaukee today has a violent crime rate that is 4 times higher than the national average.

The children of Milwaukee, meanwhile, have their own heavy cross to bear. Though the city's public school system annually spends some $14,599 (about one-third more than the national average) in taxpayer funds on the education of each K-12 student in its jurisdiction, the overall high-school graduation rate in the Milwaukee Public Schools is a paltry 60.6% -- far below Wisconsin's 88% statewide average. On standardized National Assessment Of Educational Progress tests administered to measure students' academic abilities in math and reading, Milwaukee students perform abysmally.

In 1990 the Wisconsin State Legislature passed a bill creating the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP), a voucher initiative that has proven to be highly successful and cost-effective. But the Democrat-aligned teachers unions have fought tooth-and-nail against the MPCP, smearing voucher programs as "slash and burn" measures designed to "destroy public schools."

In short, Milwaukee is a city that has been mismanaged into the ground by leftist Democrats and their uncompromising belief in high taxes, massive public spending, and soft-on-crime policies founded upon the twin pedestals of white guilt and black infantilization.

If a cesspool of poverty, crime, and ignorance, like Milwaukee, has been a one-party city for decade upon decade, isn't the cause of its plight rather obvious?


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Trump is right about violent crime -- it's on the rise in major cities

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Sean Kennedy and Parker Abt (WashingtonPost) are reporting that last month, the conservative billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch convened their political networkto discuss a path forward. Top on the list was criminal-justice reform -- a passion the Kochs share with President Obama.

The strange bedfellows -- Obama and the Kochs -- argue that crime can be tackled even as punishments are reduced, but they are running headlong into Donald Trump's counternarrative that crime is on the rise and "law and order" must be restored.

Obama and the Kochs insist that crime is actually at all-time lows.

Mark Holden, the Koch brothers' political adviser, is convinced the evidence backs up his argument, saying: "I don't think the data shows that [crime is rising]. I think it shows the opposite. I think you'll see the data shows some spikes in some cities on some issues, but I think we're much safer, and that's what the data shows."

Obama echoed the sentiment in his Democratic National Convention speech last month, when he said, "The crime rate [is] as low as [it's] been in decades."

Yet the public is clearly worried about crime, which allows Trump to continue with his "law and order" rhetoric. According to an April 2016 Gallup poll, 53 percent of Americans were concerned "a great deal" about crime and violence -- a 15-year high.

So given these opposing claims, what does the data actually show?

The FBI houses a crime clearinghouse called the Uniform Crime Reporting system. More than 18,000 police agencies from across the country self-report based on FBI collection guidelines on every offense known to police, ranging from murder to vandalism, which in turn becomes an annual report called "Crime in the United States."

A myriad of fact-checkers have relied on this data to "disprove" Trump's claims on crime.

Many, like Obama and the Kochs, note that from 1960 to 1991 crime rose dramatically in the United States but has since then fallen almost as dramatically through 2014. The consistent drop was impressive, especially in large cities.

There's one problem, however. Most of those who reject Trump's crime claims don't cite any data beyond 2014, the last year of fully available FBI statistics. To any claims that crime has risen since then, they respond that there are only "upticks" in a few cities.

But the FBI reports nationwide data for the first six months of the previous year every January. In January 2016, it reported crime figures for the first half of 2015. That data showed significant increases in violent crime categories. Homicide was up 6.2 percent across the country, while rape was up 9.6 percent.

While the data reported is classified as "preliminary," the 2015 FBI data is directly drawn from more than 70 percent of participating law-enforcement agencies. It is preliminary only in the sense that it is drawn only from the first half of the year and compared with the first half of the previous year -- a statistically valid comparison. Academic research also backs up the FBI's newest data.

In June, well before Obama's remarks and most of the fact-checks of Trump's claims, Richard Rosenfeld of the University of Missouri at St. Louis documented, in a study of 56 major cities conducted for the Justice Department, that homicides were up 17 percent on average. Forty of the cities saw homicides increase, and 12 of those cities saw them increase by more than 50 percent.

Furthermore, data collected by the Major Cities Chiefs Association indicate that this trend has continued into 2016. In the first half of the year, homicides are up 15 percent over 2015. Non-fatal shootings (up 4 percent) and aggravated assaults (3.4 percent) both jumped in the first half of the year as well.

Our own analysis of 20 large cities, gathered directly from publicly available police department data, finds that crime is rising overall, although the increases are spread unevenly across the country.

And compared with 2014 lows, some types of violent crimes are not just rising; they are rising at alarming rates.

For example, since 2014, violent crime is up 47 percent in Los Angeles, 26 percent in Baltimore and 23 percent in Dallas.

In Chicago, arguably the worst-hit city, homicides have risen more than 70 percent since 2014. With almost 400 murders to date, the Windy City is on track to tally more than 650 murders this year alone -- the most in almost two decades.

In New York City, homicide jumped almost 6 percent while rape is up 10 percent over the past two years.

It's true that in some cities, such as Boston and Oakland, homicides and violent crime have continued the long-term downward trend. However, while the rise in homicide rates is not uniform, in aggregate murder is up 21 percent in the major cities we surveyed, comparing the first half of 2014 to the first half of 2016.

Even as robbery dipped slightly, aggravated assault jumped 10 percent. Total violent crime figures for the selected cities rose 6 percent, according to our analysis.

So violent crime, in most major cities at least, is on the rise.


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Gang violence in Chicago surges -- sees deadliest July in 10 years

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Tim Brown (Constitution.com) is reporting that in what could be considered the largest gun prohibition city in the united States, Chicago has just seen its "deadliest July in 10 years," according to The Chicago Tribune.

The Tribune reports:

Trinyce L. Sanders-Wilson was a member of the Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church for more than 20 years.  She was in the choir and worked with the children at the West Side church.

As she left Sunday services and crossed the street to her car over the weekend, her estranged husband walked up and shot her dead, authorities said. Then he killed himself.

Sanders-Wilson was among the last of the 65 people killed in Chicago in July, a toll that pushed the number of homicides in the city this year to nearly 400.  The total for all of last year was 490.

It was the deadliest July since 2006, when 65 homicides were also recorded, according to Chicago Police Department records.  Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson noted that the month was still lower than June, when 72 homicides were reported.

On Tuesday, the Tribune reported that 2,395 shootings had taken place in the Windy City in the first seven months of this year. Compare that to the 2,988 shooting victims for all of 2015.

In April, I reported on the fact that Chicago's gun violence has nearly doubled over a 12 month period.

In May, on Mother's Day weekend in Chicago, 49 people were shot and 8 were killed in a 48 hour period.

Chicago has a fictitious "assault weapons ban" in place, plus they make it incredibly difficult for law abiding citizens to obtain a handgun, impose a "violence tax" and are overly tyrannical against gun stores in the city.

This is the result of such actions. Violating the basic rights of people to keep and bear arms only empowers criminals and criminal governments. It does nothing to stop crime at all. It only makes those, whose rights are being violated defenseless against lawbreakers.



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Chicago's top cop is "sick and tired" of violence

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The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Chicago's top cop, police superintendent Eddie Johnson, announced Friday that thousands more law enforcement officers would hit the streets, lakefront and major tourist attractions, including Navy Pier, this Fourth of July weekend. He says he was "sick and tired" of the violence plaguing the city.

Within the past 24 hours, three people had died and 21 more were wounded in violence across the city: this on the eve of the July Fourth weekend, typically one of the most violent holiday weekends of the year.

"I'm sick and tired of it and I know the people who live in those communities are tired of it," Johnson told reporters during the news conference at the University of Illinois at Chicago. "I get tired every morning of getting briefed on all these shootings and these murders that's occurring in Chicago. Any leader in the city of Chicago, if they're not upset and angry about the level of violence in this city, then they shouldn't be a leader."

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More than 5,000 law enforcement officers -- from the Chicago Police Department, the FBI, the Illinois State Police and Cook County sheriff's police -- will be patrolling city streets, expressways, parks and CTA stations every day over the holiday weekend. Chicago will see more officers on bike patrol and on foot too, as well as on traffic enforcement. The figure is "several thousand" more than a typical deployment, a police spokesman said.

Additionally, Chicago police will use two helicopters and state police will use fixed-wing aircraft to patrol the area. State troopers also will target high-crime areas on Chicago expressways and the surrounding areas as well as be looking for motorists who are speeding, driving under the influence, not wearing seat belts or distracted behind the wheel, said Director Leo Schmitz.

We'll see. We'll see. Here are the stats through the end of June:

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June 30th was the 182nd day of the year. There has been 1,986 shootings and 301 gun-related homicides in Chicago in 182 days.

That's an average of 11 shootings and almost 2 murders EVERY DAY! Way to go Chicago!

And Chicago boasts the toughest gun laws in the country. Lawfully-speaking, Chicago IS a gun-free zone.

We'll revisit this post of next Tuesday or Wednesday and see how Superintendent Johnson's "deployment" worked out



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Not Orlando -- 7 dead, 35 wounded in weekend violence in Chicago

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CBS Chicago is reporting that seven people were killed and at least 35 others -- including a 5-year-old girl -- were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday night and Monday morning.

The weekend’s latest homicide happened Sunday morning in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.

About 8:35 a.m., an officer on patrol found 32-year-old Dwayne T. Triplett slumped over at the wheel of a vehicle near his home in the 1100 block of West 72nd Street, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

He suffered gunshot wounds to the head and chest, and was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:53 a.m., authorities said.

Earlier Sunday, two men, ages 34 and 42, were slain on a Brainerd neighborhood porch on the South Side. Officers responding at 1:13 a.m. to a call of shots fired in the 9000 block of South Marshfield found them dead, one shot in the head and the other in the neck, police said.

Authorities have not released their names. Family members identified the older man as Antwon Brooks, a father of two.

Late Saturday in Back of the Yards, a 17-year-old boy was killed and a 19-year-old man was wounded in more South Side gunfire.

They were standing in the street about 10:20 p.m. in the 5200 block of South Sangamon when a silver Audi pulled up and someone inside fired shots, police said. The 17-year-old, identified as Christopher Fields, was shot in the back and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died at 11:17 p.m., authorities said. He lived in the 6200 block of South Sangamon.

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Today is the 167th day of the year. With 1710 shootings to date in Chicago, this averages to over 10 shootings per day -- every day.

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Gun-free city working as intended

ABC7/Chicago is reporting that a city employee caught in gang crossfire was among five people killed and 40 more wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday afternoon and Monday morning.

Chicago Police issued a statement Sunday in the middle of one of the first consistently warm weekends of the spring, as intensified city gun violence typically accompanies rising temperatures.

“As we look toward the summer months, Superintendent Johnson has made it very clear that the violence will not be tolerated – period,” the statement said. “The cause of the violence traces back decades, and everyone has a role to play in fixing it – police working with parents, judges, residents, clergy, community leaders, and others. Put simply, we need more values, fewer guns and stronger sentences against violence offenders.”

The first attack of the weekend happened about 4 p.m. Friday in the South Side Bronzeville neighborhood, where Yvonne Nelson, an operator for the city’s 311 service, was walking out of a Starbucks near 35th Street and State when shots rang out, authorities said.

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Today is the 145th day of 2016. Chicago is averaging 9.7 shooting per day -- every day. On May 7th, 24 people were shot.

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Paul Sperry (NYPost) is reporting that Obama's last act is to force suburbs to be less white and less wealthy. 

Hillary's rumored running mate, Housing Secretary Julian Castro, is cooking up a scheme to reallocate funding for Section 8 housing to punish suburbs for being too white and too wealthy.

The scheme involves super-sizing vouchers to help urban poor afford higher rents in pricey areas, such as Westchester County, while assigning them government real-estate agents called "mobility counselors" to secure housing in the exurbs.

Castro plans to launch the Section 8 reboot this fall, even though a similar program tested a few years ago in Dallas has been blamed for shifting violent crime to affluent neighborhoods.

It's all part of a grand scheme to forcibly desegregate inner cities and integrate the outer suburbs.

Anticipating NIMBY resistance, Castro last month threatened to sue suburban landlords for discrimination if they refuse even Section 8 tenants with criminal records. And last year, he implemented a powerful new regulation -- "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing" -- that pressures all suburban counties taking federal grant money to change local zoning laws to build more low-income housing (landlords of such properties are required to accept Section 8 vouchers).

Castro is expected to finalize the new regulation, known as "Small-Area Fair Market Rents" (SAFMR), this October, in the last days of the Obama presidency.

It will set voucher rent limits by ZIP code rather than metro area, the current formula, which makes payments relatively small. For example, the fair market rent for a one-bedroom in New York City is about $1,250, which wouldn't cover rentals in leafy areas of Westchester County, such as Mamaroneck, where Castro and his social engineers seek to aggressively resettle Section 8 tenants.

[The Section 8 reboot] is all part of a grand scheme to forcibly desegregate inner cities and integrate the outer suburbs.

In expensive ZIP codes, Castro's plan -- which requires no congressional approval -- would more than double the standard subsidy, while also covering utilities. At the same time, he intends to reduce subsidies for those who choose to stay in housing in poor urban areas, such as Brooklyn. So Section 8 tenants won't just be pulled to the suburbs, they'll be pushed there.

"We want to use our housing-choice vouchers to ensure that we don't have a concentration of poverty and the aggregation of racial minorities in one part of town, the poor part of town," the HUD chief said recently, adding that he's trying to undo the "result of discriminatory policies and practices in the past, and sometimes even now."

A draft of the new HUD rule anticipates more than 350,000 Section 8 voucher holders will initially be resettled under the SAFMR program. Under Obama, the total number of voucher households has grown to more than 2.2 million.

The document argues that larger vouchers will allow poor urban families to "move into areas that potentially have better access to jobs, transportation, services and educational opportunities." In other words, offering them more money to move to more expensive neighborhoods will improve their situation.

President Bill Clinton started a similar program in 1994 called "Moving to Opportunity Initiative," which moved thousands of mostly African-American families from government projects to higher quality homes in safer and less racially segregated neighborhoods in several counties across the country.

The 15-year experiment bombed.

A 2011 study sponsored by HUD found that adults using more generous Section 8 vouchers did not get better jobs or get off welfare. In fact, more went on food stamps. And their children did not do better in their new schools.

Worse, crime simply followed them to their safer neighborhoods, ruining the quality of life for existing residents.

"Males…were arrested more often than those in the control group, primarily for property crimes," the study found.

Dubuque, Iowa, for example, received an influx of voucher holders from projects in Chicago -- and it's had a problem with crime ever since. A recent study linked Dubuque's crime wave directly to Section 8 housing.

Of course, even when reality mugs leftists, they never scrap their social theories. They just double down.

The problem, they rationalized, was that the relocation wasn't aggressive enough. They concluded they could get the desired results if they placed urban poor in even more affluent areas.

HUD recently tested this new theory in Dallas with disastrous results.

Starting in 2012, the agency sweetened Section 8 voucher payments, and pointed inner-city recipients to the far-flung counties surrounding Dallas. As government-subsidized rentals spread in all areas of the Metroplex (163 ZIP codes vs. 129 ZIP codes), so did crime.

Now Dallas has one of the highest murder rates in the nation, and recently had to call in state troopers to help police control it. For the first time, violent crime has shifted to the tony bedroom communities north of the city. Three suburbs that have seen the most Section 8 transfers -- Frisco, Plano and McKinney -- have suffered unprecedented spikes in rapes, assaults and break-ins, including home invasions.

Although HUD's "demonstration project" may have improved the lives of some who moved, it's ended up harming the lives of many of their new neighbors. And now Castro wants to roll it out nationwide. Soon he will give Section 8 recipients money to afford rent wherever they choose -- and if they don't want to move, he'll make them an offer they can't refuse.

Ironically, Hillary's own hometown of Chappaqua is fighting Section 8 housing because of links to drugs and crime and other problems.

This is a big policy shift that will have broad implications, affecting everything from crime to property values; and it could even impact the presidential election, especially if Castro joins Hillary on the Democratic ticket


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Civil Rights commissioner says cutting sentences increases black-on-black crime

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Alex Pfeiffer (DailyCaller) is reporting that a member of the U.S Commission on Civil Rights sent a letter to Senators Thursday warning them of an increase in black-on-black crime due to sentencing reform.

"I live in a predominantly black area of inner-city Cleveland. For my neighbors and me, these concerns are not remote. When these men are released from prison earlier than they otherwise would have been, they are coming back to my neighborhood and neighborhoods like mine," Peter Kirsanow wrote in the letter to members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The committee has recently approved a criminal justice reform bill that lowers mandatory minimums and will allow convicts have to their sentences retroactively reduced. The bill has 37 bipartisan cosponsors.

Kirsanow in his letter wrote, "The Sentencing Reform Act is predicated on the belief that rehabilitation is not only possible, but likely. Yet scholarly literature indicates that a person who has been convicted of multiple offenses is always more likely to offend (again) than is a person who has never offended."

"In a three-year study of prisoners who were released in 1994 conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, ‘67.5% of the prisoners were rearrested for a new offense (almost exclusively for a new felony or a serious misdemeanor), 46.9% were reconvicted for a new crime,' and 25.4% were resentenced to prison for a new crime." The member of the civil rights commission wrote.

Much of the effort behind the bill and many of the Obama administration's policies is based on the disparate impact theory. This is the idea that laws are in effect discriminatory if a certain class or race is disproportionally harmed by them.

"Indeed, the racial disparity in incarceration is widely acknowledged to be the primary motivation for sentencing reform on the Left, and perhaps in some corners of the Right as well. Those African-American men will then return to their communities, which are more likely to be predominantly African-American," Kirsanow wrote.

He added, "it is therefore likely that the victims of those released early will also be disproportionately likely to be black. This is not surprising – people tend to live in communities predominantly comprised of members of their own racial or ethnic group."



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San Franciscans ready to flee liberal city over crime, poverty and homeless problems

Aleister (ProgressivesToday) is reporting that San Francisco is a city of liberals that’s run by liberals, yet up to 34% of residents are ready to leave because the cost of living is extremely high and there’s a huge crime and homelessness problem.

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If only there was a way they could blame it on Republicans.

CNBC reports:

Survey says: 34 percent of Bay Area residents are ready to leave

Residents of the California’s Bay Area are eyeing the exits.

Some 34 percent of San Francisco-area residents are considering leaving because of high housing costs and traffic, according to a survey by the Bay Area Council.

"We can whine about this, or we can win by solving our traffic and housing problems," Carl Guardino, president of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, told The Mercury News. "The last time the Bay Area had seemingly solved its traffic problems was the worldwide recession of 2008. A recession is not how we want to solve our traffic and housing problems."

People who have lived in the area for five years or less are those most likely to start packing their bags, according to the report. San Franciscans with lower income and those putting more of their income toward housing expenses were also listed among those prepared to leave.

Residents noted that the most serious problems facing the Bay Area included high cost of living, poverty and income inequality, crime rates and homelessness.

San Francisco is a city where liberals have gotten everything they ever wanted.

So how can there be so many problems?

These liberal pukes will flee to cities that have no crime, poverty and homeless problems and within 20 years there will be crime, poverty and homeless problems in their new locations.

Liberal-progressives are the cause of crime, poverty and homeless problems, and they follow them wherever they go.


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