This town has a proven track record of “civil unrest.”
So when the wave of blind stupidity that is sweeping the nation lands here, it’s time to take note.
Shit gets real in St. Louis and Minnesota and New Orleans, but Los Angeles, though not nearly as strife-ridden as those cities, still has a flair for dramatic racial drama.
And today, a foreboding report of a police-involved shooting in one of the more charming tropical parts of the city, near 107th and Western. Foreboding for the early community response.
Los Angeles police said Saturday that there has been an officer-involved shooting in South Los Angeles, which has drawn an angry crowd of bystanders.
Officer Drake Madison said that the shooting occurred in the 1700 block of 107th Street and came at the end of a stolen-vehicle pursuit.
He did not say what prompted the shooting. No information was available on the identity of the victim’s or the individual’s condition.
A crowd immediately gathered around the area and were shouting at police and photographers on scene.
In spite of KTLA’s failure to report of the shooting’s outcome, LAist tells us the suspect died.
A person has been fatally shot and killed by Los Angeles Police Department officers in the 1700 block of 107th Street, close to Western Avenue. According to City News service, the person is a teenage boy, approximately 15 or 16 years old.
According to LAPD officer Drake Madison, the shooting occurred at 12:58 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. The shooting happened at the end of a police pursuit engaged in by officers from the LAPD’s Metropolitan division.
L.A. County Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene at 1:05 p.m., but did not transport anybody to the hospital. Officer Madison confirmed to LAist that there was one fatality.
According to KABC, police are also engaged in a search for another suspect related to the pursuit.
Now let’s cherry-pick some facts here, those which essentially tell us all we need to know because as this incident unravels, given the parties and groups involved, facts and events are quite likely to become blurred and distorted beyond reason or logic. We know the routine; it’s become a rigmarole of self-inflicted victimization and delusion in America that we cannot look at situations clearly and coldly. We must instead rally around events punctuated by emotion and thoughtless impulsiveness.
*1700 block of 107th Street Shit part of the hood. Suspect probably not on the fast track to Rhodes Scholar-dom.
*the person is a teenage boy, approximately 15 or 16 years old I’m sure the community and parents will vouch for the abundant virtuosity of this poor “child” who probably looked 10 years older.
*The shooting happened at the end of a police pursuit engaged in by officers from the LAPD’s Metropolitan division. If it wasn’t for police profiling, this would never have happened. It is not our poor child’s fault!
See, you fight for this nebulous concept, “equality.” And the fight becomes real, it gains momentum. It perpetuates and spawns this elusive equality. The movement lays waste to tradition and to collective social history. Over several generations, strengthened by rapidly evolving digital technology and the shrinking of our cultural space-time, women become more free, more equal, than ever. So free, in fact, that they surpass men in many key measures of concomitant success.
The thing is…women are evolutionarily unequipped to handle such unbridled power and associative liberties. The innate nature of woman to suffer and wallow in cathartic, obsessive unhappiness, is unleashed, and thanks to their newly-granted equality and self-directed autonomy, is no longer constrained by propriety and the cultural “father figure” which protected women from themselves in archaic society; benevolent restrictions and superficial inequalities which kept women happy and fulfilled are purged from memory and vilified.
Now they are “happier,” right?
According to the latest study from NHS Digital, more than a quarter (26%) of young women aged 16 to 24 are suffering worrying symptoms – more than three times the rate for men the same age (9%).
And around a quarter of young women have self-harmed – most commonly by cutting themselves – compared to just 10% of men the same age.
In 1993 young women were twice as likely as young men to exhibit common mental health disorder (CMD) symptoms. Now, they are three times more likely to experience them.
CMD symptoms include irritability, worrying, depression, anxiety, feelings of panic, compulsion and trouble sleeping.
The study, which looked at responses from 7,500 people, also found that young women are the most likely to drink at hazardous levels compared to women of other age groups, and they have high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Sally McManus, the study’s lead author, says that social media and the pursuit of ‘perfection’ could be fuelling the rise in anxiety and depression in young women.
‘This is the context they are coming into and it warrants further investigation,’ she added.
What if you found equality but lacked the tools to wield it peaceably?
“News” items like this, isolated, unverifiable, bordering on the apocryphal, strike me as dubious. They straddle that line of legitimacy and believability that makes them hard to discount, yet you still have to wonder how rigorous the fact-checking was that went into checking the story before publication. But still, there is that nagging reticence I experience as an open-minded cynic; it could easily be true, and since the MSM is essentially a Hillary-apologist tide of idiocy and vile manipulation, makes some pragmatic sense.
And especially, it is Hillary we’re speaking of. Would this be so shocking?
CLINTON RECEIVED DEBATE QUESTIONS WEEK BEFORE DEBATE, ACCORDING TO SOURCES
Earlier last week an NBC intern was seen hand delivering a package to Clinton’s campaign headquarters, according to sources. The package was not given to secretarial staff, as would normally happen, but the intern was instead ushered into the personal office of Clinton campaign manager Robert Mook. Members of the Clinton press corps from several media organizations were in attendance at the time, and a reporter from Fox News recognized the intern, but said he was initially confused because the NBC intern was dressed like a Fed Ex employee.
The reporter from Fox questioned campaign staff about the intern, but campaign staff at first claimed ignorance and then claimed that it was just a Fed Ex employee who had already left. No reporters present who had seen the intern dressed as a Fed Ex employee go into Mook’s office saw him leave by the same front entrance. The Fox reporter who recognized the intern also immediately looked outside of the campaign headquarters and noted that there were no Fed Ex vehicles parked outside.
It’s precisely this sort of crooked political cloak and dagger role play that is designed to escape notice and scrutiny, so it makes sense that it would be exposed amid the gossip-infused poli-observer crowd most likely to sit in the shadows outside a candidate’s campaign headquarters.