No Facts, No Peace

Ann Coulter, VDARE, August 20, 2014

It’s important to remember that, in police shooting cases like the one in Ferguson, Missouri, the initial facts are often wrong. You don’t want to end up looking like Rich Lowry, National Review editor, whose March 23, 2012, column on the Trayvon Martin shooting was titled, “Al Sharpton is Right.”

Early accounts are especially unreliable when reporters think they have a white racism story. Stirring up racial hatred is how journalists make up for sending their own kids to lily-white private schools.

As detailed in my book Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama, the old media’s standard for any police shooting of a black person is: “Racist until proved innocent.” We got three-alarm racism stories for the shootings of Jose (Kiko) Garcia, Eleanor Bumpurs, Michael Stewart and Edmund Perry.

And then it turned out Garcia was a drugged-up coke dealer who pulled a gun on the cop, Bumpurs was a psychotic who came at the cops with a machete, Stewart fought the cops so violently he gave himself a heart attack, and Perry mugged an undercover cop.

Witness statements aren’t always 100 percent accurate. In Garcia’s case, innumerable neighbors gave the media florid accounts of Officer Michael O’Keefe beating and kicking Garcia, before repeatedly shooting the unarmed man in the back as he lay facedown on the floor. The Garcia family lawyer assured The New York Times that “this kid never was arrested; he wasn’t a drug dealer.”

It later turned out that Garcia was a convicted felon.

He had a gun the night of the shooting.

The autopsy proved he was not shot in the back, nor was he beaten.

The only eyewitnesses against Officer O’Keefe were drug dealers–for whom Garcia worked–who could not possibly have seen anything from their vantage point, as confirmed with a laser pointer used by the Garcia family lawyer.

The first headlines in the Edmund Perry case were:

The New York Post: “COP KILLS HARLEM HONOR STUDENT”

The New York Times: “HONOR STUDENT, 17, IS KILLED BY POLICEMAN ON WEST SIDE.”

The Los Angeles Times: “SAYS VICTIM ATTACKED HIM, MOTHER CHARGES RACISM: OFFICER KILLS TOP STUDENT, SETS OFF FUROR.”

Two dozen witnesses–many of them black–established that Perry had mugged the cop and was stomping on him when the officer shot him. Those witnesses were the heroes, not elite news anchors, who leave their doorman buildings to rail against “racism” from well-guarded studios or brief reporting forays to black neighborhoods.

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After all the media’s hysteria about the Kiko Garcia shooting (New York Newsday: “COP SHOOTING VICTIM: HE WAS SHOT IN THE BACK”) the story just faded away.

That incident provoked riots that resulted in one person dead, 90 injured, 53 policemen hospitalized, 121 vehicles torched, 11 police cars damaged, and dozens of businesses burned or looted. But when the early accounts turned out to be lies, the media whispered the ending and tiptoed out of the room, as if reading a bedtime story to a child.

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In less than two weeks, the original version of the racist police execution of Michael Brown–or “Big Mike”–has already undergone major revisions. We were told:

  • Big Mike was the sweetest kid, he’d never hurt a flea.

Then we got the store surveillance video of him robbing a liquor store and manhandling the clerk. Perhaps Big Mike committed his first-ever crime 11 minutes before his encounter with Officer Darren Wilson, but it doesn’t look good.

  • He was shot in the back.

At least two autopsies now establish Big Mike was not shot in the back.

  • He didn’t touch the police officer.

This week, we saw the X-ray of Officer Wilson’s fractured eye socket.

  • He was holding his arms up surrendering when Officer Wilson shot him.

That’s at least in doubt now that a video of a Big Mike supporter has emerged, capturing the private conversation of an eyewitness confirming the officer’s claim that Big Mike was running at him.

On the tape, one black man tells another:

“Him and the police was both in the truck, then he ran–the police got out and ran after him . . . Then the next thing I know he comes back toward the truck ’cause–the police had his gun drawn already on him. The police kept dumping on him, and I’m thinking that the police missing . . . but he kept coming toward him.”

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  • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

    This is why one of our political goals must be the busting up of media oligopolies. For as it stands now, “freedom of the press” means little more than the “freedom” of our enemies to agitate the black undertow into a violent frenzy.

    • Periapsis

      It seems we are doing that just be discussing the issues of real importance to us here and at other forums. Our tribal enemies can no longer steer the narrative and set terms on what can be debated any longer. Like creeping corrosion, we are rotting their media oligopolies from below. The falling viewership and circulation figures for mainstream media prove that.

    • newscomments70

      we all need to start complaining to their advertisers.

      • Germanicus

        Yes. This is it. The queerpeople, the feminists, the “choasunpeeple,” and an assortment of others apply disprortionate pressure this way. Typically, the victim-whites have every excuse ready why such actions of protest or pressure politics won’t work (for whites) befire even trying, but then, paradoxically, moan that victim-white business have no choice but to knuckle under to non-White pressure tactics. Basically it is this, the victim-Whites are cowards and they have given our country away. It was never theur country because they did nothing but profit as merchants, the slimy bougies of a Sergio Leone’s spaghetti western. These whites are not the Whites that understand cuktural, intellectual, political, or battlefield strategy.

  • MekongDelta69

    No Justice, No peas… piece… police… pizza… Umm… What is that word I’m searching for?

    • Garrett Brown

      No grape drank.

  • Luca

    Facts, logic, evidence and common sense are irrelevant to Liberals and confusing to Africans.

    • JohnEngelman

      “Facts, logic, evidence, and common sense are irrelevant to” ideologues, regardless of ideology. When emotions are high, reason is ignored. This is as true for conservatives as it is for liberals.

      Most people allow their likes and dislikes to influence their judgment of what is true and false. I do too, but I try not to.

      • Luca

        True enough, but the Liberal movement is overwhelmed with radical ideologues controlling minions of useful idiots through politics, Hollywood, the media and academia.

        • JohnEngelman

          Liberals have been more successful in getting their message out. They aren’t cheating.

          • LHathaway

            I gotta say on this one: Sanity is a distant view in your rearview mirror.

          • Luca

            Call whatever you like. I call it insidious, immoral, exploitative, destructive and reprehensible. I wouldn’t however, call it cheating.

          • JohnEngelman

            That sounds like the complaint of a sore loser. Since at least 1970 the American consensus has moved to the left on social issues. Americans were not forced to move to the left. They wanted to.

          • mithrandir8897

            The hell they are not cheating. Political correctness is entirely from the left side of the political spectrum. To object to it means you are racist, sexist , homophobic. It punishes logical thinking and awards laziness, stupidity, and immorality. In a Missouri paper a cartoonist has been vilified as a racist for having a cartoon which showed a man holding a sign protesting which read “No 60″ plasma TV no peace”.

          • JohnEngelman

            One does not get places in politics by changing people’s minds. One gets places by articulating and channeling sentiments that already exist.

            Political propaganda is only effective when it tells people what they want to believe,. and what they know to be true from their personal lives.

  • Dave West

    Once blacks have left their porches at the public housing units and have descended onto the streets where they can be loud and throw things at police, no amount of evidence will force them to retreat back!

  • Conrad

    There is just no reason for anyone to believe one of these police brutality stories again. If a non-white gets shot… they deserve it.

    • Guest

      :)

  • Conrad

    They have to sell enough newspapers (etc.) so they can afford private schools for their children. You don’t really think that they want to send their kids to public schools with blacks do you.

  • http://saboteur365.wordpress.com/ bigone4u

    It’s a deadly game we’re playing. Not that we wanted to play it, but we’ve been forced to.

    The big advantage that the lying libtard anti white media have are the network and cable news outlets, along with a handful of prominent newspapers like the NY Times, LA Times, Washington Post, etc. The local TV stations tend to be more measured in their coverage of racial matters, although I’ve noticed that local newspapers are biased.

    We’re killing CNN on TV (don’t know about their website) and MSNBC. Somebody is subsidizing them to keep them in business. Good, let em waste their money.

    Our side has “Aryan Skynet,” the comments sections on websites plus blogs and other pro-white websites like this one, Stormfront, and the Daily Stormer. We’re winning, which is why our enemies are trying to shut down the Internet as we’ve known it.

    The objective goes far beyond some sort of love for blacks and a desire to see justice for them. It’s really about one world government with the oligarchs enriching themselves by impoverishing everyone else. That’s a lot easier to do with an intimidated white population, afraid to fight back or even speak up.

    So, keep supporting Aryan skynet. And don’t be intimidated. I’ve been demonized in stories on the Drudgereport five or six years ago, while Rob Freeman (aka Mindweapons) shut down his blog on August 11 after being outed in the press. It only hurts for a little while to have your face and name plastered all over the media.

    • Valmont

      The country’s local newspapers, TV and radio stations mostly take their marching orders from the usual suspects in New York and El Lay.

    • Ella

      Mass immigration and movement of foreign groups serves only one interest- commerce. The propaganda machine will continue until someone can shut down their funding sources.

    • M&S

      Big One,

      We’re losing. Think about the one critical, honest, sentence in your post:

      “We’re winning, which is why our enemies are trying to shut down the Internet as we’ve known it.”

      We’re losing because our numbers are shrinking at the same percentage-of-sense level as our total population. _Most Whites Are Liberal_. Or this would not be happening.

      Now consider what it means when our numbers cease to be a dominant revenue and votes source and we become a minority of a minority.

      The entire nature and purpose of free speech will change from that of “Supporting what is ugly or foreign to the majority view protects all of us to supporting what the majority agree is acceptable makes everything else eligible to be shouted down.”

      Or called illegal hate speech.

      Liberals, who are by and large cowards looking for proof that they are heroes will then quail and stagger back from the realization that they have created the monster of their demise and enter into a condition of protecting what they have to lose rather than pretending to be more righteous than everyone else in demanding more for the outlier groups.

      Our enemies are not losing, they are waiting. Patiently. For the day when we collectively so weak that they can demand that the laws be rewritten to suppress what is an unpleasant truth about their collective behaviors and know that ‘the democratic majority’ will support it.

      Fail to see that the demographics of population growth and contraction make this conclusion inevitable and you become part of the problem. Because knowing what is right is not the same as doing something about it. And the only hope for whites is to leave this society before we become it’s ultimate victims.

      • Copenhagen23

        I agree we are losing. Hungary has Jobbik and Greece has The Golden Dawn, which have great political influence. In America we have almost no power at all. The best we can do is wake people up and increase our numbers. Nationalism becomes more popular in times of crisis. As America continues to disintegrate we will gain popularity. We have truth, prosperity, salvation, and love on our side. Liberals have exploitation, hate, manipulation, on their side.We are proud of racial identity, while they have none. We will be united and they will be divided.

        • M&S

          Copenhagen23,

          If we are 20% of 60% (here in the States), we are 12% overall. If we remain a vocal conservative minority in our population group due to genetic predisposition, when we sink to 40% of this population by 2060, we will be 8 percent overall.

          If the population is 40% white and numbers 400 million by that point, we are talking about 3.2 million souls.

          That’s the real ‘losing by the numbers’ problem here. I believe that, even among race realists, you have a typical political squeeze chart of Outlier………….Moderate……………Centrist.

          The Outliers would load up, mount up, and start taking ears tomorrow until the problem was solved but are too leery of their fellow whites disagreement with their methods. The Moderates see what is happening but say nothing because they know to be labelled anything is to lose your right to re-choose, later on. The Centrists want to fix the system we have, plug the leaks, stop the ship from sinking.

          And _whatever we believe in_ our group identity is only as sure as it is united amongst ourselves where we have the courage to speak and find agreement or at least grind out the differences through educated counter opinion.

          Now, turn off the internet free speech guarantees through ‘selected revocation of hate group’ user identities at the “Your Name _Here_.” credit card level.

          How will those 3.2 million people find each other in a sea of sharks 125 times our number? Will you trust another white simply because he’s white? What if he’s a liberal pirannha in minnow’s clothing?

          What we need to do is exploit this window of freedom and unify under regional groups that can, without doubt as to the racial purpose of our collectives, put together debt free real estate, legal protections and rights-to-choose schooling, association, economic arrangements that effectively make us untouchable when the time comes.

          Because we are integral units that deal only with each other and have ZERO tax presence within the system. But also because we are the SOLE group capable of providing Tiger Team levels of expert labor that can: Get. The. Job. Done.

          At that point we may be 8 percent of overall shiftless, pablum fed, drooling moron white society but we will be 100 percent of our own group and have the expertise as well as psychological support to help each other through the period when things finally collapse.

          Right now, the thought of sharing what we have is anathema because it means giving up our own potential in a time of relative wealth. But there is no doubt that the trends are downwards and what is available today is still less than what it was, before. And what is possible for whites to achieve tomorrow will be less yet.

          At that point, having a paid off home, courtesy of The Kindred will be a big deal as social standing relative to the welfare dependent remaining whites slowly being bred to annihilative blend out as their genes are the only real wealth left to them.

          Anybody who doesn’t see this is asking to be part of the cull when it no longer matters what a fraction of whites think because the entirety of whites are a minority group subject to the will of others.

  • Paleoconn

    Sessions-Coulter 2016

    • IstvanIN

      No female VP. We need real leaders and, sorry to be sexist, that means straight, White, Christian males.

  • C17H19NO3

    I expected this stuff to be over in a day or two. It is costing St Louis County close to a million dollars per day for all of the overtime, vehicles, officers brought in from other jurisdictions.. St Louis County is an okay place to live for the most part, but we can’t afford to throw away 20-30 million dollars if this nonsense keeps up.

    • Puggg

      And I’m one of those LEAs brought in from other jurisdictions. I’ve been filling in in South County while the county browns who are normally based out of South County can be in North County. Plus my own duties in my own jurisdiction. Sure it has meant 14 hours day, but a lot of overtime.

  • glennm

    it all comes down to us treating them as human when they are not

  • Malgus

    I think this was a Perfect Storm of Stupid… if you applied Tropes to this, it could have been a badly written TV miniseries from the early 80’s…

    On one side, you have Too Dumb to Live, which could be confused with Suicidal Overconfidence.

    On the other, you have The Meddlesome Patrolman.

    It was almost preordained something like this would happen… sooner or later, these two would meet…

    Afterwards, Torches and Pitchforks which then morphs into the Powder Keg Crowd, egged on by Malicious Slander dished out in breathless terms by “eyewitnesses” and the Media… even complete with The Angry Mob Song…

    Predictably, enter Swat Team, Super Cop, Rabid Cop, Lemming Cops… all led by Inspector Oblivious…

    The end of the story isn’t written yet, but we can make some good educated guesses.

    This will probably end with hand wringing, definitely a recycled candle-light vigil or three about “healing” or some other nauseating thing. Eventually they will trot out a patsy, willing or otherwise – probably Evil White People or Institutional Racism – to sacrifice on the altar of political correctness and multiculturalism…

    And the cops will continue to be given tanks and automatic weapons and body armor… all the trappings of a standing army in their march to actually becoming what the Framers feared most – a Standing Army to rule us poor dirty peasants.

    And the blacks will continue to destroy Western Civilization, aided and abetted by their enablers in Government, Community Organizers, Race Hustlers and generally dim-witted self-hating genocidal whites…

    That blacks are being used to justify the militarization of our police (along with non-existent boogeyman “TERR-RISTS!” under every rock and bush) will be lost on many otherwise sharp whites who don’t realize that, sooner or later, the militarized cops will get around to them…

    • http://www.antenna.com Wholly Unconvinced

      On one side, you have Too Dumb to Live, which could be confused with Suicidal Overconfidence. Just about every black, ever.

      On the other, you have The Meddlesome Patrolman. white police officer doing his job,

      It was almost preordained something like this would happen… sooner or later, these two would meet…

      There ya go.

      • Malgus

        Wholly Unconvinced,

        My post started off tongue-in-cheek, then sort of morphed into cynicism.

        Much like your name, I am wholly unconvinced that Officer Safety was just “doing his job”… I’ve never credited cops with an overabundance of brains, and I’m not going to start now.

        I’m genuinely torn on this one. On one side, Too Dumb to Live blacks. On the other, the militarized police.

        BOTH are distasteful. Both represent clear and present dangers to our civilization. Both are evil. Both need to be gotten rid of.

        It boils down to “which represents the greatest threat to our civilization”? And I’ve bent my mind to that question for days now… I cannot answer it.

        Rampaging blacks or the police being the Standing Army the Framers warned us about?

        Sooner or later, both groups will get around to us…

        • http://www.antenna.com Wholly Unconvinced

          Ohhh, I understand, which is why I refrained from being REALLY snarky, as I tend to be. I just disagree with the people who rage against the militarization of police, and harbor fears of the police eventually slaughtering us at the command of their dark overlords. It’s just silly to me, and I’d take a wild guess and say you feel more or less the same way about the military?

          Are there bad cops? Corrupt cops? Cops who shouldn’t be wearing a badge? Cops who carry a drop-piece with them, always ready in case they need to turn a murder into a righteous kill? I could go on, but I think you get the picture, and the answer to all of the above is “of course” especially when you consider forced diversity and quotas darkening the pool of officers.

          But are they all evil? Are MOST of them corrupt? Are there just a few, here and there? Unless you’re a public servant wearing a badge or a uniform yourself (and youre not) you cannot possibly know the answer. So I get annoyed when folks come on here or elsewhere ranting about how the military is worthless and whites who join are just stupid traitors, or how police are all mindless goons just waiting to slaughter someone’s child on the way back from getting some skittles, just passing their time till the “kill all whites” order comes down from the chief.

          Do cops protect their own? Sure. Do they protect their own when he willfully and knowingly did something egregiously wrong and unjustified? Something like literally just shooting a kid for the hell of it? Really doubtful, I think.

          In a perfect world, the police would have absolutely no need or justification for body armor, tactical vehicles, rifles firing. 50 bmg rounds, etc, etc. But this is not a perfect world, let alone a perfect country. This is a diverse country (hooray!) And diversity comes with a cost.

          I’ll end by saying I don’t agree with the “militarization” of the police, but i understand it. There are nights in parts of the country where automatic gunfire rings out as someone is slaughtered because they were late paying a debt, where someone’s family is mown down because they “snitched”. And it’s not police doing the shooting. You cannot expect them to be armed with a revolver and good intentions when facing blacks, mestizos, gangs, nutjobs, etc.

          And if you think that any kind of significant number of individual officers would use that weaponry against the common whites in their own homes and neighborhoods, merely because they were ordered to, well… that’s basically highest order lunacy in my opinion.

          • Malgus

            “..and I’d take a wild guess and say you feel more or less the same way about the military?”

            And, you would be wrong. I’m a disabled veteran. Served the Republic for most of my adult life. I was in the Reagan Army, the King George I army, the Clintoon Army… I did my bit for King and Country and paid for it.

            How I “feel” about the military is that it has been seriously degraded, thanks to decades of “social experimentation”. For the most part, we have come to rely on toys and doo-dads instead of creating fighting men. However, I do know the types of individuals who populate the military, having been one of them for so long.

            Most younger, greener soldiers have one desire – to follow the orders of the higher ups in the most enthusiastic way possible (being ‘Gung Ho’) in order to increase their chances for advancement. All of us swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution of These United States, but I would bet that less than 1% of troops (and a majority of Officers) couldn’t recite even one Amendment to the Constitution word for word. Even less than that could tell you what the original Bill of Rights is and what each Amendment means… sadly, for a good portion of my time in, I was one of these pig-ignorant individuals. You would think that in pledging to give your life in defense of something, one would at least know what that thing was…

            Those in the military are told that they have the duty to refuse unlawful or immoral orders. But 99.8% of everyone don’t even know the difference. Moreover, a good portion don’t care. If you disobey an order, illegal or immoral or otherwise, you WILL be Court Martialed, regardless of circumstances. It takes a tremendous amount of intestinal fortitude to step up and refuse an order.

            You probably do not know this, but during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, when troops were being deployed into New Orleans, exactly one small unit of courageous men stood up and refused to kick in doors and take lawfully possessed weapons from civilians. They knew it was unconstitutional. They nominated a front man – an E6 – to go to their Captain and tell them if they were ordered to do so, they would refuse the order. They were, of course, correct. But the higher ups, fearing their courage would spread, moved that unit quietly out of the area and replaced them with another that would follow orders blindly…

            End Part 1.

          • Malgus

            Begin Part II.

            I understand your points, as they mirror my own. However, I have seen instances of SWAT deployment go from a few thousand a year to over 80,000 a year. For such trivial things as an unpaid parking tickets or a card game. The 4th Amendment has been made a laughing stock. Worse, it’s toilet paper.

            “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

            Throwing grenades blindly into people’s houses and blowing up toddlers, no knock raids, blank warrants and the use of chemical munitions by ninja-clad wanna-be tough guys is NOT “the people being secure in their houses…”

            When did “to protect and serve” become “everyone goes home at the end of their shift because OFFICER SAFETY”… when did the well-being of the cops supersede the well-being of the citizenry they are sworn to protect? Even the nomenclature is changed. “Peace Officer” becomes “Law ENFORCEMENT Officer”… emphasis on “force”.

            We sit back and watch videos shot on cell phones of blacks and/or other minorities getting whupped or shot by cops and say “Welp, I guess they had it coming” or “they deserved it”. That they deserved it might or might not be true… but we fail to see that during the up-gunning and militarization of the cops – because Gangs or Terr-rists or Cartels or whatever boogeyman you want to insert – they have become the Standing Army the Framers feared most. Eventually, cops will get around to someone we do care about – ourselves – and by then it will be too late.

            With no wars to fight, the Defense industry has to sell their crap to SOMEONE – so why not the cops? Gin up some fear – Gangs, Cartels, TERR-RISTS! – and ‘Murkins will believe it and buy off on “they need that stuff because..”…

            No, they DON’T “need” that stuff… the weapons of war – which should be the birthright of every American citizen according to the Framers and the Constitution, but is being denied us – are being given freely to Agents of the State, no questions asked…

            And that is what we should be worried about…

          • Malgus

            Part III.

            Right quick…

            You ever wonder why DHS – the Praetorians – are giving away “free” military equipment and weapons under the 1033 Program? Well, it ain’t “free”… you and me and every other producer in this country paid for it.

            The cops are being up-gunned and militarized because that is the natural progression of things when a civilization is in the throws of collapse. As things come apart, more and greater force is required to hold it together. That the coming apart is inevitable and irresistible is lost on those who fancy themselves “in control”…

            Once things start to get downright lively, there won’t be any time to deploy resources where they are needed.

            So, it’s my opinion that this militarization of the cops is being engineered. It is DHS pre-deploying assets ahead of the collapse that is headed our way… DHS might be brutes, but they’re not idiots. They know they won’t have time later on, so why not cook up a scheme now to justify the handing out of billions of dollars worth of armored vehicles and automatic weapons across the country?

            To those who would pooh-pooh such an idea as being some whackjob conspiracy theory, I ask you: Did you ever, in your wildest dreams, ever think that our own Government would willingly give weapons to Mexican drug cartels in an effort to create havoc and mayhem, then use that havoc and mayhem as an excuse to pass even more draconian anti-gun laws?

            Yeah. Me, neither. But it happened.

  • WR_the_realist

    Every time a black Harlem drug dealer gets shot by a cop he becomes an “honor student”.