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Exclusive: PURGE THE KILLERS to RESTORE HONOR, Writes Grieving Father

Crime, Criminal Injustice, Government, Law, Race

“Bad cops are equal opportunity killers,” says Capt. William B. Scott, father of decorated ex-Army officer Erik Scott, a young white man, killed by cop.

In a piece exclusive to Barely a Blog, Capt. Scott writes:

Once again, our cities are being destroyed in riots triggered by a police officer’s senseless, horrific murder of a citizen who posed no threat. And again, the news media and professional agitators have adroitly shifted the focus to “racism.”

Yes, racism may have contributed to officer Derek Chauvin’s stupid decision to keep his knee pressed on George Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, even after Floyd’s heart flat-lined. As The Wall Street Journal reported, the victim was “nonresponsive for the final 2 minutes and 53 seconds.”

First and foremost, this incident was raw police brutality, not racism. George Floyd was murdered by Derek Chauvin, aided and abetted by other cops, who either kept their weight on Floyd’s back or stood by and ignored the dying man’s pleas. If not for a smart citizen video-recording the heinous execution, four Minneapolis police officers would not have been fired, and Derek Chauvin would never have been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.

Chauvin’s arrest is a good start. But it was slow in coming and smacks of weak politicians desperately trying to quell protests. Of course, obligatory promises of a thorough investigation into Floyd’s death were issued from on high. This time, though, Americans were having none of politicians’ well-worn pacification playbook. Millions were already frustrated and angry, after two months of Covid-dictated lockdowns and job losses. Because government officials had sacrificed what little credibility they still possessed, their pleas for patience fell on deaf ears. The shocking video of George Floyd being choked to death ignited a firestorm that consumed pat political platitudes.

Although I definitely do not condone the senseless destruction now sweeping our nation, I fully understand the anger and frustration fueling it. I, too, have lived the nightmare of naked police brutality and have experienced the exasperation of being thwarted by a corrupted “justice” system.

Ten years ago, my son, Erik Scott, was executed by a scared, low-functioning, hyped-up cop. Las Vegas officer William Mosher, who mistook Erik’s cell phone for a gun, panicked and fired, hitting the decorated ex-Army officer in the heart. A well-orchestrated cover-up followed, thanks to cops investigating themselves and finding themselves faultless. As they always do.

William Mosher and Derek Chauvin are poster-cops for what’s wrong with American law enforcement today—a pandemic of officer-involved death. Further, badged killers are endangering every good police officer, who’s trying to do a dangerous, thankless job.

Eight years ago, I predicted the current violent backlash and riots would happen, if cops continued to kill what they derisively call “civilians.” From my novel, “The Permit”:

“…A spark like young Steele’s murder-by-cop, at precisely the right time and place, will blow Vegas to smither-frickin-reens. ….[H]ere’s the issue that makes this a national security concern… If all these factors come together under the right circumstance—something as abominable as Steele’s execution—all hell will break loose, and uncontrollable violence will spread across the country.  …We’d have a full-blown revolution on our hands. Whole cities would be torched, and we’d incur thousands of casualties. The stock market would crater, people would be afraid to go to work…. Hell, son, America as we know it would ceasetobe!”

Maybe we’re already there. If not, we’re close. Wild beasts birthed by cops killing, then lying and covering up their crimes, are on the loose and may not be tamed soon.

All thinking Americans condemn the targeting of police officers. But as our nation mourns the senseless death of George Floyd, let’s not forget that cops routinely kill 1,000-1,300 Americans every year— roughly an average of 3.3 people per day, every day of the year—and get away with it 99 percent of the time. Those sworn to protect and serve the citizens who pay cops’ salaries and benefits kill more of us every few years than al Qaeda terrorists murdered on 9/11.

Granted, the majority of police officers are first-rate professionals, dedicated to protecting and serving, and they’ve rightly been hailed as heroes, during the Covid-19 ordeal. But honorable lawmen are now in danger, because they looked the other way, tolerating and protecting ruthless cops, such as Derek Chauvin, in their ranks. All in the name of a Mafia-like code of Blue Silence, an illogical, police union-dictated solidarity that infects every law enforcement agency in the United States.

The blood of any police officers killed or injured by Antifa and other anarchists, while trying to restore order in dozens of besieged cities, will be on the hands and souls of heartless killer-cops—Derek Chauvin and his accomplices in Minneapolis, and Las Vegas Metro PD’s William Mosher, Bryan Yant, Jesus Arevalo, Derek Colling, and hundreds of other rogues wearing badges. Every police officer who got away with murder under color-of-law bears responsibility for the chaos and destruction now plaguing American cities.

Until Cops Stop Killing “Civilians,”
Every Uniformed Police Officer
In America Is In Danger

It’s time to stop the hand-wringing and kumbaya calls for “calm” and “standing together,” and tolerating politicians who spew empty promises to DO SOMETHING, even if it’s ridiculously ineffective and unconstitutional. It’s time to implement real solutions, such as:

1. True third-party investigations of every officer-involved fatality, based on the National Transportation Safety Board model (see “Law Enforcement is Fifty Years Behind Aviation”).

2. A protocol similar to the Aviation Safety and Reporting System, whereby good cops can anonymously report the misdeeds of their colleagues.

3. Federal statutes requiring all law enforcement officers wear body cameras and carry personal liability insurance, ensuring taxpayers never shoulder the financial burden of jury awards and legal settlements for police misdeeds. Penalties for noncompliance include immediate dismissal.

4. Zero tolerance for preemptively killing citizens “suspected” of being a threat, solely in the name of “officer safety.”

5. Firing cops involved in cover-ups of an officer-involved fatality or other serious misdeed, banning them from the law enforcement field and subjecting them to racketeering charges.

6. Mandatory annual recertification of every law enforcement agent in the nation, to include psychological re-screening and several hours of education about the Constitution, particularly the Bill of Rights. Officers having multiple use-of-force complaints and/or a shooting on their records would be subject to dismissal in the name of public safety. Loose cannons wearing badges must be purged.

7. Launching a federally funded crash program to develop, test and field nonlethal means of subduing “suspects.” The program should focus on electromagnetic and/or electrostatic technologies that accurately deliver a nonlethal, disabling effect at some distance. These are feasible in the near-term. I saw a prototype of such a system in a Huntsville, AL, research lab 15 years ago. If such a nonlethal weapon had been in Officer Mosher’s hands on 10 July 2010, instead of a .45-caliber Glock 21 semiautomatic, my son would be alive today. Maybe George Floyd would be, too.

8. Repealing “Qualified Immunity” statutes that protect cops from prosecution. Although QI sounds reasonable, these well-intentioned laws have been perverted to the detriment of countless citizens routinely denied justice, when a cop kills. QI is literally a get-out-of-jail-free card foisted on American citizens by unprincipled police unions and naïve politicians who failed to foresee its obscene unintended consequences.

These must be absolute top priorities for politicos to tackle…IF they’re serious about curtailing the senseless killing of both citizens and police officers, and ending today’s rampant riots. God help us, if elected officials and law enforcement leaders decide to hunker down and ride out the current crisis ignited by the murder of George Floyd. Rather than kick the police brutality issue down the road yet again, they must purge police forces of dangerous killer-cops and restore honor to what once was an honorable profession—that of Peace Officer.

 

William B. Scott
The Permit”, a Checkmate Justice novel
License to Kill: The Murder of Erik Scott
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William B. Scott, the late-Erik Scott’s father and author of “The Permit,” is a full-time author and consultant. He retired in 2007 as the Rocky Mountain Bureau Chief for Aviation Week & Space Technology. Over a 22-year career with the international magazine, he wrote more than 2,500 stories, and received 17 editorial awards. He is a coauthor of two other novels, “Space Wars: The First Six Hours of World War III” and “Counterspace: The Next Hours of World War III,” and a nonfiction book, “Inside the Stealth Bomber: The B-2 Story.”

During a nine-year Air Force career, Bill served as aircrew on classified airborne-sampling missions, collecting nuclear debris by flying through radioactive clouds; an electronics engineering officer at the National Security Agency, developing satellite communications security systems; and an instrumentation and flight test engineer on U.S. Air Force fighter and transport aircraft development programs.

Bill is a Flight Test Engineer graduate of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School and a licensed commercial pilot with instrument and multi-engine ratings. He has logged approximately 2,000 hours on 80 aircraft types, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from California State University-Sacramento.

NEW COLUMN: Even White Women Check Out Construction Sites While Jogging

Crime, Criminal Injustice, Justice, Law, Race

NEW COLUMN is “Even White Women Check Out Construction Sites While Jogging.” It appeared on WND, and the Unz Review, and is currently featured on American Greatness, where you can read it NOW.

And excerpt:

“Nothing unusual; its [sic] my jogging routine,” writes a Twitter user.

His sarcastic words are appended to a doctored image of joggers running through a construction site, while Ahmaud Arbery loiters in the background.

The Twitter lampoon is of the young black man, shot to death by Travis McMichael and father Gregory McMichael, in Satilla Shores, a community near Brunswick, Georgia. The incident happened on Feb. 23, 2020.

Prior to the shooting, as surveillance footage suggests, the deceased had wandered onto an open construction site, looked it over, but removed nothing from it.

The image is “funny”—only if you were not killed on your jog (real or not), ostensibly because you took a suspicious detour. Trespass, innocent or suspicious, does not warrant a death sentence.

“He’s been caught on camera a bunch at night. It’s kind of an ongoing thing,” said an anonymous caller to the 9-1-1 dispatcher, minutes before the fatal shooting.

The caller, it now transpires, was referring to surveillance footage dating back to Feb. 11, on which a younger, more slender black male can be seen strolling on the same property.

Fast forward to the 23rd, and the dispatcher is quizzing the caller as to whether a break-in was underway. “I just need to know what he was doing wrong. Was he just on the premises and not supposed to be?” That indeed seemed to be the case.

It so happens that I’m a runner who … stops at open construction sites. My bad. But they’re interesting. Especially those earthquake constraints. It’s not incorrect to state that the guy who lumbers behind me (yes, a possible relative) might have wandered into one or two such structures. He’s an engineer. They—guys in general—love construction sites. It’s a hairy-forearm relic.  Anyhoo, given the fuss, I’ll plead the Fifth.

Black and white, Americans peer at each other from behind parapets of suspicion. Hopelessly bifurcated, some condemn Ahmaud Arbery; others have canonized him. So ingrained are these positions, that parties fail to consider Freud’s funny observation.

When quizzed about his incessant cigar smoking, Freud humorously chose to sidestep what was, according to the very theory he had invented, a manifestation of his own oral fixation. He said: “sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.”

Arbery was training to become an electrician. Perhaps he was simply curious about the wiring and the finishes, like myself and my, err, alleged spouse? …

… READ THE REST. The complete column is Even White Women Check Out Construction Sites While Jogging.” It is currently featured on American Greatness, where you can read it NOW.

*Image courtesy Twitter

UPDATED (5/9): Kayleigh McEnany And The TV Gig Economy

Conservatism, Donald Trump, Politics, Race, Racism, Republicans

“Kayleigh McEnany Says She Called Out Donald Trump’s Comments In 2015 As ‘Racist’ Because She ‘Naively’ Believed CNN Headlines.” So blared a news headline. At the time, McEnany had said this:

“To me a racist statement is a racist statement. I don’t like what Donald Trump said. I don’t like what Al Sharpton said,” McEnany said. She had been commenting on Trump’s remarks labelling some Mexican immigrants as criminals and rapists.

McEnany is a Republican, TV talking head. She said what she said about racism and Trump because, before she got this gig in the Trump administration, she believed it. In other words, it worked for her gig back then.

The deeper point is that Kayleigh McEnany was never party to the original, America First, Trump support group. There are none of those in the White House, Stephen Miller, senior advisor to Trump, excepted.

As America Firster Steve Bannon said, 2017/08/18: “The Trump Presidency That We Fought For, and Won, Is Over.”

McEnany is the Dana Perino of this administration. I’ll say no more. Unthinking partisanship being the rule in American politics, you’re not allowed to say anything about the sorry brain trust of the Republican Party.

UPDATE (5/9):  To guide or not to guide American companies and communities on how to open up safely? That’s the question. And the answer was: first silence, then, Nope, not quite yet, it can wait, maybe never, mañana:

Why The Chinese Are A Strong, Authentic, Unafraid NATION

China, IMMIGRATION, Nationalism, Nationhood, Race, Racism, The West

Several [Chinese] “women vow to leap off the Great Wall rather than marry a foreigner,” reports the Economist with consternation.

The Chinese have no qualms about expressing Han racial superiority. And we should admire them for guarding their nation, all as the West embraces a multicultural mess of pottage that is now killing us. Stupidity is not a virtue.

“[T]here are hardly any immigrants in China” and the people, for the most, don’t want it.

Talk in political circles about increasing skilled immigration into China elicits “racial and sexual panic, with men vowing to defend Chinese women from immigrants, notably from Africa. Several young women vowed to leap from the Great Wall rather than marry a foreigner.”

Unlike stupid westerner, who’ve bought the dumb talk from pundits about “demography being destiny,” the Chinese will have none of it. They “distrust of technocrats who defend migration as an economic necessity.”

In 2016 China issued just 1,576 permanent-residency permits. In the same year America granted permanent residency to over 1m foreigners—roughly equivalent to China’s entire foreign-born population. Unlike American green cards, China’s residence permits are not considered a pathway to citizenship.

China must not become multicultural, social-media users wrote. Accused of taking foreign nationality, a film actress, Ning Jing, assured fans that she had never swayed “for even half a second” and remained a “child of the Flame Emperor and the Yellow Emperor”. That slogan, claiming descent from two mythological founders of China, is telling, for it draws on claims of Chinese racial purity peddled by nationalists for well over a century.

More than 90% of modern Chinese hail from the Han nationality. Han chauvinism helped topple the last imperial dynasty, the Qing, whose emperors were called impure outsiders on account of their Manchurian origins. With the Qing safely gone, nationalists reversed course and claimed the nations making up their new republic—Han, Manchu, Mongolian, Muslim Hui and Tibetan—as branches of one Chinese bloodline.

…President Xi Jinping calls China’s recorded history unique for its continuous transmission over 3,000 years by yellow-skinned, black-haired “descendants of the dragon”. ..

…  arguments about racial superiority are not taboo in China; the Chinese do not like black people and are not afraid to say so.

where schools drum into students that their country is a victim of racist, imperialist bullying, and a benefactor to the developing world. As one netizen wrote during this immigration row, when the Chinese express dislike of Africans that cannot be racism, because “China never oppressed black people.”

MORE: “When nationalism bites back.”

* Chinese In Black Face