In today’s chaotic and violent news stream, where murder and random mayhem seem to shower upon us incessantly, this is an “old” story.
On Wednesday night, Anthony Mele, 35, was eating dinner with his wife and their 5-year-old daughter at the Aloha Steakhouse in Ventura, California. At the moment Mele’s daughter was snuggling in his lap while he playfully kissed her, 49-year-old Jamal Jackson, without provocation, strode into the restaurant and walked resolutely to Mele’s table and simply stabbed him in the neck. Just like that.
Mele survived the night but died after being removed from life support on Thursday.
Jackson, one of many berserk -looking homeless Black men in Southern California, was certainly not new to the police “radar” this evening.
He was arrested by police shortly after the deadly attack, but it was about 3 hours too late. The attack could theoretically have been prevented if the Ventura PD had displayed a little more pep to their perp-step and confronted Jackson earlier. Perhaps if they had acted a little more like the Cambridge, Massachusetts, PD in its own brand of treatment of suspect Selorm Ohene.
Hours before the attack, a bystander called 911 to report Jackson for “yelling” and other disruptive behavior on a beachfront promenade in Ventura, police said. Authorities said they determined he was not a threat and canceled the call for service.
No officers were available to immediately check on him, and police began monitoring him from the command center using security cameras, police said Saturday.
“At the time of the call, patrol resources in the area were assigned to other calls for service,” police said. When he walked away from the camera’s view, more than 20 minutes later, authorities determined he was not a threat and canceled the call for service, police said in a statement.
Authorities said they determined he was not a threat and canceled the call for service.
Look, if patrol officers are all out on calls, I certainly understand the inability to respond immediately to a vagrancy call, but eventually, police must respond to a civilian complaint instead of relying on video game police monitors to determine the danger level of a suspect who can only be viewed in mono-dimensional context from afar. It’s baffling that Ventura police, based on a surveillance feed, chose to make the decision that a deranged homeless man was not worthy of a response. It was Wednesday night. Was incident load so “heavy” that they couldn’t summon a couple of officers to check out Jackson?
Cambridge police responded quickly and with relevant measures of force (which pissed off the usual herd, of course) but ultimately, the deranged Black suspect in that case survived as did anyone else who might not have, but which we can never know.
Are police departments less inclined to abide by the cardinal rule of better-safe-than-sorry when it concerns certain “protected” segments of the population? Perhaps deterred by rousing wails of the victim class, ie, BLM and wussy SJW’s, they determined they would rather play the odds that the homeless nut case was not dangerous than deal with the repercussions of a high-profile filmed encounter in which their officers would be forced to engage in unsightly tactics for the preservation of life and safety.
This surveillance video is misleading and it is what the police unwisely relied on.
Most importantly, a citizen was compelled to call the police and report that Jackson was behaving erratically enough to be construed as a danger. You experience quite a different aspect of such a person’s behavior up close.
I take public transportation to work a few days a week here through many of the shit parts of Los Angeles and my “on-the-street” observational studies indicate that a majority of the homeless people in this city are Black. There are many lessons and suspicions to be derived from this “statistic,” but a primary cause is likely the breakdown of family support system to be witnessed in the African-American population. When people lose their sanity and become a danger to themselves and others, it’s generally implied the family will step in and help the person as much as possible. When your family and social circle is dysfunctional or non-existent, the streets are your safety net. The homeless Black people I see are mostly pathetic and harmless. Their main offense is horrendous body odor and nauseating feet (seriously, many don’t wear enclosed shoes). But there are a few I encounter throughout my commute who truly seem deranged and on the edge of wild; it’s not that they are evil or have harm on their minds, but that they seem to have no behavioral or civilized boundaries and may instantly transition into aggressive carnivore status in which any random person is a target for no other reason than being in the wrong place at the wrong time. It’s not guns I worry about in these situations. It’s screwdrivers, hammers, knives, and all other manners of mayhem and destruction. Or just plain out muscular, uninhibited brawn, for some of them look to possess the strength of a wild chimpanzee.
If Ventura PD had disregarded what that little subconscious SJW voice whispered in their ear and chosen to confront Jamal Jackson early on, a young girl might still have her father today.
The Democratic National Committee filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit Friday against the Russian government, the Trump campaign and the WikiLeaks organization alleging a far-reaching conspiracy to disrupt the 2016 campaign and tilt the election to Donald Trump.
The complaint, filed in federal district court in Manhattan, alleges that top Trump campaign officials conspired with the Russian government and its military spy agency to hurt Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and help Trump by hacking the computer networks of the Democratic Party and disseminating stolen material found there.
“During the 2016 presidential campaign, Russia launched an all-out assault on our democracy, and it found a willing and active partner in Donald Trump’s campaign,” DNC Chairman Tom Perez said in a statement.
“This constituted an act of unprecedented treachery: the campaign of a nominee for President of the United States in league with a hostile foreign power to bolster its own chance to win the presidency,” he said.
The case asserts that the Russian hacking campaign — combined with Trump associates’ contacts with Russia and the campaign’s public cheerleading of the hacks — amounted to an illegal conspiracy to interfere in the election that caused serious damage to the Democratic Party.
In a shocking development, we learned today that James Comey, once upon a time Director of the FBI, quit his day job (uh, was “relieved” of), in order to pursue his dream of spinning tales of fantasy.
Who’d have thought the Lerch-like national lawman would have such a soft spot for Unicorns and other romanticized fictional finales (suffused with sweet-smelling motivations)?
While out peddling his new Sword & Sorcery tome at a Barnes & Noble in NYC, Comey tantalized with nuggets of truth serum before predictably sinking like an obese liberal in the quicksand of his mythological tales of delusion.
“James Comey has admitted that there is a deep state…”
Then the degeneracy.
…but claimed that it was actually a ‘deep ballast’ against corruption.
The fired FBI director said there is a group of people in law enforcement, intelligence and the military who work for what they see as the interests of America.
Comey described the group as ‘unchangeable’ and said no single president could change them because they are so embedded in the bureaucracy.
He said the group was not a ‘deep state conspiring against the elected leadership of our government’ because they were trying to do the right thing.
Ah yes, Deep State is a virtuous group of American superheroes seeking to uphold the principles of the United States. Marvel couldn’t have done this any better.
Comey continues his rainbow splurge of theoretical oddity.
Speaking to the crowd, Comey said: ‘There is a deep state in this sense. There is a collection of people, CIA, NSA, FBI in the United State military services who care passionately about getting it right, who care passionately about the values we try to talk about.
‘No matter how they vote or how they talk at home, try desperately to do the right thing. That is deep, that is unchangeable actually.
‘No president at a single term could screw it up. It would take generations to change the culture of the United States military in its essence, federal law enforcement, of intelligence community. It would take generations, and that should comfort us.
‘There is a ballast, there is deep ballast in America. There is not a deep state conspiring against the elected leadership of our government.
‘In fact the adherence to values and the loyalty to the nation makes all of those people who are the ballast of this country desperately want the elected leadership of this country to succeed.’
Ex-Director Comey lays it on thick.
He spins tales of an embedded institutional cadre of shadowy overlings that seeks to remove a President who the group smugly, sanctimoniously, has pronounced is working against the good of this country. Isn’t there an element of arbitrary judgment inherent to Deep State’s ambitious machinations which seek to overturn the Trump Presidency?
Apparently Deep State knows what is good for all Americans better than they know themselves. If Deep State wants the elected leadership to “succeed” so well, why do they appear to be doing all they can to unseat President Trump? Deep State has obviously decided, unilaterally, that President Trump is bad for the United States; a pronouncement which, coming from a body of elitist fixtures of a subdermal quasi-government only leads me to believe that President Trump is actually the best thing this country has going for it.
James Comey has described, behind his veneer of cynical altruism, an immutable, unelected element deeply burrowed in the American government that transcends generations and elections. Goodbye Democracy, hello superheroes! It’s fine because this shadowy group is “watching out” for us. We can rest easy since our votes and representative democracy mean nothing.
Coming on the day of the release of a trove of Comey’s notes detailing conversations with President Trump before he was fired last May (aka, Comey’s Planted Evidence, for how can we assume otherwise?), Comey is a busy man whose mission it appears involves complete humiliation and discrediting of our standing President.
Deep State continues perpetuating its vampiric wrath, and Comey reckons himself Righteousman.