The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

What Part of ‘Drop the Gun’ Is So Difficult for Some People to Understand?

Watching the police bodycam video of this incident, I was struck by how much of what we call “race” is actually about culture. A police officer in Rantoul, Illinois — a town of 12,000 people, about 15 miles north of Champaign, and 120 miles south of Chicago — approaches a car that he recognizes as […]

The Shame of Adam Kinzinger

Last week, Tucker Carlson bid a mocking farewell to Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger who, like Liz Cheney and many others, wrecked his career by succumbing to Trump Derangement Syndrome. As much as I enjoyed Carlson’s mockery — and as much as Kinzinger deserved to be mocked as a “male menopause” sufferer — it does not […]

Ironic Justice: Two Anti-Police Lawmakers Get Carjacked

This may cause me to re-think my opposition to carjacking: Two Democrats who supported police reform in Philadelphia and Chicago were both carjacked at gunpoint within 24 hours of each other. Illinois state Sen. Kimberly Lightford (D-Maywood) was targeted in suburban Chicago on Tuesday night, while Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (D-Pa.) was carjacked Wednesday afternoon […]

‘Equality’ and the Criminal

Marcus L. Thomas of Chicago died in December after one of the shortest police chases you’ll ever see. At about 1 a.m. on Dec. 22, a police officer in the DuPage County suburb of Lisle spotted a white Hyundai Elantra driving 20 miles over the speed limit. The officer pulled the car over and learned […]

Woman Dies of Patriarchal Oppression and Police Gunfire, But Mainly …

. . . yeah, it was the gunfire that killed her. Makell Meyerin, 31, was armed with a Beretta .45-caliber carbine when she was shot dead by police in Gurnee, Illinois, about 40 miles north of Chicago, in May 2018. The officers were acting within their authority: Two Gurnee police officers “acted reasonably and appropriately” […]

Play Stupid Games, Win Stupid Prizes

  Matthew Lee Rupert is not exactly a criminal mastermind. His career of felonious stupidity began as a teenager, when he stole a van in his hometown of Galesburg, Illinois, and drove it into a ditch: The van was found in a ditch just outside of Galesburg. Police found Rupert walking in the area where […]

Guatemalan Immigrant Kept 33 Illegal Aliens in Her Illinois Home

  It was tantamount to slavery: A woman has been arrested and accused of keeping 33 immigrants in her Illinois home, allegedly forcing them to work and pay her hundreds of dollars for rent, childcare and transportation, in addition to the thousands of dollars she said they owed her because she helped them get into […]

Aurora Massacre: Convicted Felon Kills Five After Being Fired From Job

  We can expect the media to quickly forget this story: The gunman who killed five people and injured five police officers at a factory in Aurora, Ill., had been laid off and was “way too stressed out,” his mother said. Gary Martin, 45, was shot dead by police while rampaging through Henry Pratt Co., a manufacturing plant […]

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