He has simply gone home.
There will be no consequences for knocking down a Confederate statue in Durham, even though the event was videotaped.
Durham, N.C. — One day after a judge tossed charges against two suspects accused of toppling a Confederate monument last summer and found a third defendant not guilty, Durham County prosecutors on Tuesday announced that they were dropping all charges against the remaining five suspects.
District Attorney Roger Echols did not take questions after a terse statement in which he essentially said it did not make sense to pursue charges against the remaining suspects given that District Court Judge Frederick S. Battaglia Jr. on Monday found one suspect not guilty and dismissed charges against two others.
Translation: Knocking down a Confederate monument is no longer illegal in this jurisdiction, and there will be no punishment in the future. By the way, the governor wants to move the Raleigh based monuments to a lonely, unguarded battlefield.
The actors justified the event because legislative and judicial avenues were not yet effective in toppling the statue. So, they knocked it down.
This is vandalism in the name of political action. Trashing a Starbucks to object to globalism. Destroying property in Berkeley in the name of stopping Milo Yiannopolis from speaking. Throwing rocks and feces at Nazis. These are objectively illegal activities done in support of a political view. Someone lost at the ballot, and intends to win in the streets.
I predict – and very soon — a nation-wide Dumb Heads Night:
The anti-gun, anti-free speech and pro-vandalism forces will overplay their hand, and monuments, gun stores and innocent people will fall.
Please, do this between now and the mid-term elections.
According to an email obtained by Campus Reform sent to Jorin Burkhart, chairman of DePaul’s YAF chapter, the group received word from Associate Vice President of Student Development Peggy Burke that the request had been denied because Crowder’s presence wouldn’t align “with Depaul’s education mission.”
“It’s ridiculous and pathetic that DePaul, a place which boasts in its so-called open-mindedness, is afraid of someone as mainstream and harmless as Steven Crowder.”
Actually, non-mainstream speakers ought to be invited, from each political perspective.
As far as harmful? If you advocate genocide, murder, mayhem…I can understand losing out on the speaking engagement.
“The Speaker Review Board denied this speaker request due to their research on Mr. Crowder and came to the conclusion that he creates videos to purposely to rouse and provoke people by making fun of the opposing side,” she wrote. “They didn’t see how this aligns with DePaul’s educational mission.”
You know, rousing and provoking people used to be a good thing. As far as making fun of the opposing side…yeah. They make it easy.
This time, that data concerns the recent record-breaking cold across the northeastern U.S. which NOAA is trying to erase from history.
Lots on numbers and science at the link, plus links to scientists who wonder…why?
The key point here is that while NOAA frequently makes these adjustments to the raw data, it has never offered a convincing explanation as to why they are necessary. Nor yet, how exactly their adjusted data provides a more accurate version of the truth than the original data.
The Alexander Test of Scientific Accuracy: Can Dave Alexander’s cardiologist do this with a clear conscience? Can he adjust my cholesterol data up if necessary, while dropping my measure of blood sugar because he wants to?
Take a loaded, scary, black AR-15, disengage the safety, lay it on a counter in your kitchen, and you know what will happen?
It’s a law of physics. Newton’s First Law of Motion says that an object remains at rest or in uniform motion in a straight line unless acted upon by a force.
That gun will sit there forever until something comes along and moves it. It won’t get up, bounce on over to the local K-6 center and start popping caps at the kiddies. It won’t even accidentally fall off the counter and discharge a round.
It will never do that unless acted on by a force.
It’s not the gun that shoots people.
It’s not the car that hits pedestrians.
It’s not the fork and spoon that make people fat.
The problem is not the gun. It’s the FORCE acting on the gun.
It’s a person.
Someone is firing that gun. Maybe that person is the problem.
Or maybe they’re just part of it.
Along with the imperfect folks who dreamed up and run the criminal justice system we have.
There’s more at this link.
May I also add that scary black AR-15’s are no more deadly inside a school than a handgun. If the FBI had followed up, if there had been a way to weed out this nut before the shooting, or if the school was a more secure place…this would not have happened.
Jazz Shaw at HotAir points out that cholera and lead paint were not actually popular. If she’s saying that times change, and we can improve our lives, I agree. I just don’t support taking away the rights of all Americans, especially when doing so will make us unsafe.
But as I say around here, the First Amendment is for everyone.
The difference being that some people can say or sing some words, and some can’t:
An adjunct professor at Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU), pending the school’s investigation into his case, may soon be the latest victim of the campus “microaggression” craze.
Eric Triffin has since 1986 been an adjunct at SCSU, where he’s taught dozens of public health classes. He’s known for his upbeat personality, and often begins class by asking a student to pick and play a song. Oftentimes, Triffin joins in and sings along, too.
This hasn’t been a problem for years. But last week, one student played a rap song allegedly featuring the line “I’m a happy n——.” Triffin — as usual — had been singing along.
Immediately, one black student complained — and just as quickly, Triffin apologized.
I’m not actually in favor of anyone saying or singing the offensive word, but wouldn’t it have been offensive even if the professor did not sing it?
Do the black students at the college really feel threatened by an adjunct professor singing along with an African American artist?
And what is going to happen to society when these snowflakes demand extra-special careful treatment in the real world?