THIS BLACK MAN IS ONE SICK FUCK!
YouTube suspends father's channel with more than 5.6million subscribers after he fed his children ice cream laced with LAXATIVES and then filmed them crying in pain and on the toilet
- YouTube star DJ SO COOL's channel was suspended after one of his videos showed him feeding his kids laxative laced ice cream as a prank
- The dad then films 90-minutes-later, as his children scream and cry in pain
- Then, all as part of his 'prank' for his channel, he films his two smallest children on the toilet in agony and keeps filming despite them trying to close the door
- In another removed clip, he lights fireworks in his children's bedroom and films as they cry in terror- laughing 'they think somebody was shooting!'
- He also did a 'Drowning Baby Prank' where he tells his partner that their child drowned- and he shouts 'Its a prank sucker!'
- The YouTube channel is monetized so the more eyes he gets on his videos with ads the more money they make
A popular YouTube channel was suspended after the family patriarch posted a video of a 'prank' where he feeds his kids ice-cream laced with laxatives and then records them crying in pain.
Cordero James Brady, 29, runs the YouTube channel CJ SO COOL, which has over 5.6million followers. The channel is monetized- which means he sells his channel to advertisers, with the more people watching the ads, the more money they stand to make.
Last week his channel was suspended over the vicious practical joke that appeared to have made his children physically sick. The 'laxative ice cream' video was permanently removed.
In the vlog, Brady films himself dosing his children's ice cream with Pedia-Lax and then feeding it to them. He then films 90-minutes later, showing his children screaming and crying in pain.
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'My stomach hurts,' screams one of his kids. 'Oh my goodness, this boy's stomach is broken!' he jokes.
Then, he films his youngest two- a boy and a girl, in separate bathrooms, as they sit on the toilet crying, trying to close the door on him- as he continues to hold the camera on them.
Dr Kortney Peagram, founder of Bulldog Solution, an anti-child abuse organization, told babe.net, the site that originally reported on the laxative video: 'harming your child on purpose with laxatives is child abuse. That's child endangerment.'
She added Brady is 'harming his children and bullying them to pull pranks on each other, it is really disturbing.
'He's modelling inappropriate behavior and encouraging it by laughter … He's teaching his children that it's okay to harm each other for a good laugh.'
DailyMail.com reached out to the Henderson Police Department who have not responded yet.
In a call to Clark County Child Protective Services, they said they are unable to comment on any potential investigations.
Brady's 'pranks' have left his children in tears
In what appears to be another since removed
video, he lights fireworks in the kids' room as
they sleep, and when they start crying- he
laughs saying 'it's a prank because they think
somebody was shooting!'
In another video, which is still up, that he calls
'The Drowning Baby Prank' he tells his partner
Royalty Johnson, 28, their child has drowned.
When she frantically runs out of the house, Brady shouts: 'It's a prank, sucker!'
And, in yet another of the disturbing and upsetting content he posted, he filmed his partner coming out of a haze after just having miscarried.
In another horrifying prank, it is Royalty getting Brady, using their son, who she has pretend to get a pencil stuck in his eye.
By the end of that particular gag, Brady is crying and so is his son- after they both are left terrified.
Once babe.net posted their article on the laxatives 'prank,' YouTube released a statement saying 'content that endangers minors is unacceptable to us and we have strict policies prohibiting child endangerment and harmful and dangerous content. We remove content that violates our policies as soon as we're made aware of it.'
AMERICAN GHETTO BLACKS ARE THE MOST
VIOLENT, RACIST, HOMOPHOBIC, ABORTED
AND IGNORANT SUBCULTURE IN THE
Black Crime Gets Crazier
Whatever you thought crazy was, put it aside. Because no matter what you think is the craziest story of black violence – and the denial, deceit, and delusion surrounding it – this recent story out of Oakland is way past that.
It began simply and sadly enough on a BART system in the Oakland area. Two younger black people killed two older white guys. The reaction from BART was as predictable as it was lame: BART is safe; murder and violence are isolated; and no, you cannot see the videos from any of the hundreds of cameras in the stations.
Then, over the weekend, John Lee Cowell, a white guy, met two black women, Nia Wilson and her sister, on BART. He cut their throats, killing Nia.
Soon the streets of Oakland were full of black protesters, wondering why white people are able to get away with so much murder against black people. Many took to Twitter as well. "White supremacy slashes throats, it stabs, it lynches, and continues to kill our people in horrific ways," said one Twitter poster. It isevil. "Don't tell us to play patty-cake with it." And on and on this went by the thousands: black people bitterly complaining about white-on-black crime and how cops in places like Oakland never do anything about it.
The only other explanation is one that just happened to be true: crime in Oakland, one of America's most dangerous cities, is a black thing, wildly out of ortion. Anyone who cannot see that is in full denial, deceit, and delusion.
BART commuters are often its keenest witnesses.
In 2015, the crime on BART trains was so bad that BART created an app where riders could document any chaos or violence or lawlessness, then automatically send it to BART.
BLOG: ANYONE WHO HAS RIDDEN A LOS ANGELES METRO BUS KNOW THAT 95% OF THE ISSUES, VIOLENCE, INAPPROPRIATE AND MENACING CONDUCT IS BY BLACK MEN. THE OTHER 5% BY BLACK WOMEN!!!
After a year, the geniuses at the East Bay Express ascertained that black ridership on BART was about 11 percent, but complaints against black people made up about 70 percent of the info from the app. It did not take long to figure out that the app was racist, and it was soon never heard from again.
Flash forward to less than a year ago: 50-70 black people rampaged through a BART station, beating and robbing a few white passengers – just the latest in a series of black mob violence at BART trains and stations. Some fatal. Most ignored. All treated as a symptom of white racism.
All with videotape that BART executives refused to share for the craziest of reasons: BART executives said doing so would be "embarrassing to minorities." And no, I do not expect you to believe that unless you see it for yourself. So here's an excerpt from a recent video I did. Just click here: .
If that is not enough, try this on for size: an article I wrote about it at the time for American Thinker with lots of links.
Just a few weeks ago, BART was back in the news when it was revealed that 66% of the people banned from BART for criminal behavior are black. More racism, of course, said the people who were loath to consider, even for a second, that black people on BART create holy Hell six times more than their ridership should.
It is not just Oakland. Even as black people in Oakland were revving up their protests to remember Nia Wilson and protest this tsunami of fictitious white-on-black crime, black-on-white murder proceeded apace around the rest of the country the same way it always does: wildly out of proportion.
In Atlanta, a middle-aged white restaurant manager, Christian Broder, was visiting his home town for a wedding when a black person recently out of jail killed him. The killer was supposed to be staying in a "diversion program" instead of finishing a sentence for violent crime. But even after he was caught brandishing guns and drugs on social media with some of his bros before the murder, he was soon free again. Free to kill Christian.
In Natchitoches, Louisiana, Felicia Marie-Nicole Smith, a black woman, is under arrest for kidnapping, murdering, then burning a six-month-old white child, Levi Cole Ellerbe.
So far, no protests. Not even an angry Twitter stream.
This is a long list from just recently. In North Portland, Oregon, a black man killed a white woman and burned her. I guess that's a black thing, too.
In Bradenton, Massachusetts, a black person is wanted for killing a couple of white kids.
From Baltimore to Oakland, a common reaction to black-on-white crime is that only white privilege gives white people living near black people an expectation of safety. Besides, everyone knows there is no difference between black crime rates and white crime rates.
White people do it, too.
Just because something is easily shown to be the greatest lie of our generation, that does not mean that lots and lots and lots of people refuse to say it over and over and over again.
Colin Flaherty is just about the worst person on this planet, said CNN a few days ago. That's because he wrote a scintillating bestseller titled , which documents black violence wildly out of proportion. Worse still, lots of people read it. Sorry, not sorry, CNN.
'He wanted somebody to be angry at': Girlfriend of 28-year-old killed in 'stand your ground' shooting in front of their children tearfully describes how Florida gunman who killed her partner picked the fight
· Markeis McGlockton, 28, was shot and killed during an argument over a handicap parking space in Clearwater, Florida, on Thursday
· Glockton's girlfriend Britany Jacobs spoke with Good Morning America Monday
· The mother broke down in tears as she spoke about witnessing the shooting with her three young children
· She said the gunman Michael Drejka, 47, had been looking for a fight
· Surveillance footage shows McGlockton coming to Jacobs' defense and shoving Drejka to the ground
· Drejka pulled out his legally-carried handgun and fired single shot while down
· The gunman will not be facing charges because of Florida's 'stand your ground' self-defense law
The girlfriend of a man who was shot and killed during a heated row over a handicapped parking space in Florida last week has called for justice in the father's death in a new interview.
Markeis McGlockton, 28, was shot in front of his girlfriend Britany Jacobs and the couple's three young children on Thursday afternoon after gunman Michael Drejka picked a fight with the mother for parking in a handicap spot without tags.
Jacobs described how the argument over proper parking etiquette took a deadly turn in an emotional interview with on Monday.
'He wanted somebody to be angry at. He just wanted someone to fight him,' Jacobs said.
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McGlockton and the couple's five-year-old son were inside the convenience store when Drejka approached Jacobs, who was sitting in the car with her infant and three-year-old children.
'He was picking a fight. I'm just sitting, waiting for my family to come back to the car,' she said.
The mother said she started feeling 'scared' as the argument quickly escalated.
'By this time a witness pulls up and everybody hears us going back and forth with one another. [The witness] let the owner know that there was somebody out there messing with a woman in a car,' she said.
'My man hears what's going on, sees the guy yelling at me and I'm sitting in the car. My man is defending me and his children, so he pushes him down.'
'The guy is on the ground and he pulls the gun out. My dude steps back 'cause my dude is fearing for his life - all of us were.'
Within seconds of pulling the gun, Drejka fired a shot directly into McGlockton's chest.
'Everybody is panicking, my son is screaming, but it was too late,' she said. 'It's hard for a four- or five-year-old to witness what he saw. It's really tough for him.'
McGlockton stumbled back into the store and fought for his life for the next 30 minutes, but was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
'He was a good man and all he was trying to do was protect his family,' Jacobs said.
'I just want justice. I need something to be done because this is not right.'
Drejka has been cleared by police because of Florida's 'stand your ground' law, which authorizes deadly force in self-defense with no duty to retreat from an attacker.
The shooting 'is within the bookends of stand your ground and within the bookends of force being justified,' Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said at a press conference Friday.
'No matter how you slice it or dice it that was a violent push to the ground.
'[Drejka] told deputies that he had to shoot to defend himself. Those are the facts and that's the law. I'm not saying I agree with it, but I don't make that call.'
Drejka remained on the scene until police arrived and was confirmed to have a concealed carry license.
The owner of the Circle-A Food Store WFTS that Drejka had assaulted customers in the store’s parking lot before.
A man who frequents the store, Rich Kelly, claimed Drejka picked a fight with him over a parking spot about a month ago, calling him racial slurs and threatening to kill him.
Cops raid a North Carolina daycare center and find more than 100lbs of marijuana, cocaine, heroin and GUNS
· Police raided a daycare in Fayetteville, North Carolina, on Tuesday and seized a massive stash of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, cash and firearms
· They also found cookies and gummy bears laced with marijuana
· Daycare owners Reshod J Everett and Victoria L Everett have been arrested
· The bust was part of a months-long drug investigation
· Alvin Davis III, 27, was also arrested in connection with the investigation
A massive stash of marijuana, cocaine and heroin has been seized from a daycare in North Carolina, authorities say.
Fayetteville police raided Tori's Playhouse on Tuesday and found cookies and gummy bears laced with marijuana along with six guns, 100lbs of pot, more than a half kilo of cocaine and an ounce of heroin.
The couple that ran the daycare, Reshod J Everett and Victoria L Everett, have been arrested on drug charges along with a third person, 27-year-old Alvin Davis III.
Officials said officers waited until all of the children at the center had gone home before carrying out the raid.
'We don't have any information that would lead up to believe any children got their hands on an of this stuff at all,' Lt Douglas Nicolosi said.
Nicolosi has overseen the Fayetteville Police Department's Gang Unit's investigation, which began several months ago and is ongoing.
Officers reportedly returned to the home Thursday night to conduct a follow-up search.
Across the 36-hour bust police seized more than 300 pounds of marijuana, 10 firearms, $70,000 in cash and an Audi Q7 SUV.
Reshod Everett has been charged with trafficking in marijuana by possession, trafficking in marijuana by manufacturing, trafficking in cocaine by manufacturing, conspiring to traffic in cocaine, maintaining a dwelling for keeping and selling a controlled substance, trafficking in heroin by possession, trafficking in heroin by manufacturing, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and conspiracy to traffic heroin.
He was being held at Cumberland County Detention Center under $430,000 bond.
Victoria Everett is charged with trafficking in marijuana by possession, trafficking in heroin by possession, trafficking in heroin by manufacturing, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for keeping and selling a controlled substance and conspiracy to traffic in heroin.
She is also being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center under $287,000 bond.
Davis was also arrested Monday in connection with the investigation and is facing two counts of trafficking marijuana, two counts of trafficking cocaine, two counts of conspiracy to trafficking, maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances, maintaining a vehicle for controlled substances and carrying a concealed weapon.
It was not immediately clear if or how he is related to the couple.
Last Sunday, a 59-year-old woman on the West Side of Chicago was killed by a would-be carjacker. The felon walked up to the driver’s side of the car, which was being driven by a 71-year-old man, and pulled his gun. The senior citizen refused to surrender the vehicle and kept driving. The would-be carjacker opened fire at the car, striking the woman in the head and killing her.
The night before, on the South Side, a Chicago officer killed a 37-year-old man whom the officer’s patrol partners had observed behaving in a manner suggesting that he was carrying a gun. The officers tried to question Harith Augustus, and he appeared to pull something from his wallet, according to police body-camera footage, possibly his firearms owner-identification card. One officer tried to grab Augustus (the police report said that he became combative), but he pulled away and ran into the street, where he appeared to reach for the gun holstered on his right hip. One of the officers opened fire and killed him. Augustus’s gun was recovered at the scene.
True to script, the officer-involved shooting sparked violent street anarchy on Saturday night, instigated by Black Lives Matter, the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, and other anti-cop activist groups. Protesters threw rocks and bottles, some filled with urine, at officers. Four officers were injured. Chants included “How do you spell racist? CPD [Chicago Police Department],” and “Murderers.” Protests have continued, drawing intense local media and political attention. “This department is racist . . . and we’re tired of it,” said one of the organizers.
There were no protests against the taking of the carjacking victim’s life. Carjackings have nearly tripled in Chicago since 2015, averaging two per day in 2017 and close to that in 2018. In August 2016, officers tried to pull over a car involved in an earlier carjacking; someone inside the car opened fire and hit one of the officers in the face. The shooter was on parole for attempted armed robbery. In January 2017, a teen carjacker ambushed a 34-year-old mother in an alleyway where she had been parking her car. His initial blow to her head with his gun was so severe that it temporarily blinded her. “Quit trying to kick back, you white bitch,” the assailant said as he pistol-whipped her. Before the attack, the mother had noticed a van suspiciously idling in the alleyway, but decided to continue about her business, likely second-guessing herself about “racial profiling.” In March 2017, a man with a gun forced a 24-year-old woman into the trunk of her car and raced it around the South Side until crashing into a tree. In August 2017, a 28-year-old entrepreneur and student was fatally shot in his car when he refused to hand it over to the carjacker. In November 2017, a pair of thugs accosted an 88-year-old man and stole his Lincoln at gunpoint. They almost immediately crashed into a semitrailer truck and retaining wall; one of the two felons died in the crash.
In the first six months of 2018, more than 60 children under 15 have been shot in Chicago. In June alone, an 11-year-old boy was shot in the head; a 12-year-old girl was killed as she was carrying her baby cousin; and a 14-year-old boy was gunned down by a passing car. Black Lives Matter activists have nothing to say about this violence because it does not involve police officers. Officer-involved shootings are a minute fraction of Chicago’s ongoing carnage—in 2016, they made up 0.5 percent of all shootings in the city. The foot patrol that accosted Augustus was in the neighborhood—the CPD’s Third District—because the local alderman, residents, and business owners had requested greater police protection. The area had seen an increase in open-air drug deals. So far this year, there have been 69 shootings in the Third District, a little under a dozen a month, 15 of them fatal. A witness reported to the that Augustus was selling “loosies”—single untaxed cigarettes—a practice that shop owners loathe for its contribution to an atmosphere of street lawlessness.
Black Lives Matter has thankfully lost its sounding board in the White House. But at the local level, away from the Resistance-obsessed national media radar screen, its anti-cop poison continues to distort policing and police-community relations. It is a tragedy for Augustus’s family and acquaintances that he lost his life; the shooting must be thoroughly investigated. If any tactical changes are needed to lessen the risk that a police encounter escalates into the use of lethal force, they should be implemented through rigorous hands-on training. But the officers were right to approach an apparently armed man, especially given the area’s record of shootings. Such proactive policing has dropped precipitously in Chicago, resulting in a sharp rise in violent crime since 2014. (Law professors Paul Cassell and Richard Fowles empirically connect the drop in stops to rising crime in this .)
The anti-cop violence against the CPD for a shooting that, though deeply unfortunate, appears to be justified will further lessen officers’ willingness to intervene in suspicious behavior. A Chicago detective told me, in the wake of Saturday’s violence: “Those who care about law enforcement and a civil society cannot win against willful blindness and straight-up lies. This is an open civil war that goes quite beyond Chicago.” The demoralization of law enforcement continues, and it is the law-abiding residents of high-crime areas who will continue paying the price.
Mother is accused of letting men rape her daughter, TWO, who then got an STD and was left with meth in system
· Azzie Watson, 25, a mother-of-two from Missouri, charged with child abuse and endangerment
· Watson was arrested after allegedly confessing on a recording that she repeatedly took her two-year-old daughter to be raped by two men
· Watson told her boyfriend, who made the recording, that she watched the sexual assaults
· Toddler later tested positive for an STD and also had methamphetamine in her system
· Both the girl and her one-year-old brother were found to have foreign metal objects lodged in their feet
PUBLISHED: 10:00 EDT, 18 July 2018 | UPDATED: 17:30 EDT, 18 July 2018
A young mother from Missouri has been charged with letting men repeatedly rape her two-year-old daughter, who then contracted a sexually transmitted disease.
Azzie Watson, 25, of Independence, was charged on Tuesday with child abuse and endangerment. Her bond was set at $75,000.
According to court documents, Watson's boyfriend recorded the mother-of-two talking about repeatedly taking her eldest daughter to a house where the toddler was raped by two men about five times.
She says on the recording that she watched the sexual assaults and called herself 'a coward.'
Monstrous charges: Azzie Watson, 25, is accusing of allowing two men to rape her two-year-old daughter five times as she watched
The disturbing case began unfolding on June 29, when police were called to a hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, for a report of a rape, according to
While at the hospital, police were handed the recording of Watson's alleged confession, leading to her arrest on an unrelated charge of failure to appear in court.
Court documents say when interviewed by detectives in jail last week, Watson claimed that what she said in the recording was a lie because she was scared of her boyfriend.
Detectives informed the mother-of-two that her two-year-old daughter tested positive for an STD and also had methamphetamine in her system.
Detectives informed the mother-of-two (left and right) that her two-year-old daughter tested positive for an STD and also had methamphetamine in her system
Watson, pictured above in an old mugshot, has been charged with child abuse and endangerment
Both the little girl and her one-year-old brother were also found to have foreign metal objects lodged in their feet, apparently from walking barefoot inside their mother's home littered with debris.
Watson said she did not know how her daughter contracted a sexually transmitted disease.
Both of her children's have been living with a foster parent since June, and it was the siblings' caregiver who took them to the hospital on June 29 after the two-year-old girl, who never met her father, told the woman as she was changing her diaper, 'Daddy hurt me.'
So far, no additional suspects have been arrested in connection to the child's rape.
‘F**k Donald Trump’ Rapper YG Charged with Felony Robbery
14 Jul 2018
California gangster rap star YG was arrested on Thursday and charged with felony robbery, according to TMZ.
Vegas police tell us … the incident went down in late May at the Cosmopolitan around 4 AM, after a man approached YG and asked for a pic but was turned away by his crew. We’re told the guy told YG he’s not a real celeb … and casino’s surveillance footage shows YG retaliating by yanking a chain off his neck.
We’re told the chain fell to the ground, and YG is then seen on video picking up the pendant — valued somewhere between $3,000 and $9,000 — before taking off.
The crooner — whose real name is Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson — made headline during the 2016 presidential campaign with the release of his hit “Fuck Donald Trump.”
The 28-year-old led a crowd of more than 20,000 fans singing the anti-Trump anthem at the Coachella Music Festival in April 2016.
He the “Fuck Donald Trump” Tour in August ’16 and free “Fuck Donald Trump” bagels to California voters on Election Day.
His arrest comes just days after anti-Trump pop superstar Chris Brown was in Florida Thursday following a concert for an outstanding warrant for felony battery.
His arrest comes just days after anti-Trump pop superstar Chris Brown was in Florida Thursday following a concert for an outstanding warrant for felony battery.
Terrifying moment Brooklyn teens shoot fireworks at an elderly man wearing his pajamas in the street
· Cops are investigating after a group of men launched a series of blazing fireworks at a man in Crown Heights this week causing mayhem in the streets
· Video posted on Instagram shows a person sending a barrage of incendiary projectiles directly at an elderly man
· The blazing incident took place on Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn
· Police are trying to identify the men seen in the video to order to face charges
Video has emerged of a frightening Independence Day incident in Brooklyn that shows a group of young men firing off Roman Candles at a cane-waving elderly man in his pajamas.
The incident happened Wednesday night in Crown Heights as a group of men were seen shooting the fireworks directly at the man as they taunted him.
He ended up chasing the youths out into the street as he raised his walking stick in the air, threatening to hit them.
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The powerful firework continued to pump out fiery projectiles every few seconds narrowly avoiding causing serious injury to the man who was quite literally in the line of fire.
The man was jeered by the gathering crowd as whooshes and bangs continued to fill the air with the pensioner narrowly avoiding being struck and seriously hurt.
Police say they're investigating, although an official report has not been filed. No one has been arrested.
Cops are trying to identify those involved and they could be hit with charges of reckless endangerment and unlawful possession of fireworks.
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All fireworks are illegal in New York City but residents say the illegal fireworks shows are common around the Fourth of July.
When the Macy's display ended Wednesday, law breakers kept lighting their own throughout New York CIty.
'It's crazy, it's stupid, it's unnecessary,' said one man to .
Chicago Man Gets 8 Years for Facebook Live Abduction, Abuse of Disabled Teen
6 Jul 2018
Jordan Hill, 20, was Thursday to eight years imprisonment after pleading guilty to aggravated kidnapping and a hate crime — bringing more closure to a disturbing Chicago ordeal that made national headlines after it was streamed live over Facebook.
CITYRight Cause, Wrong Target
This Saturday, preacher, social-justice activist, and local gadfly
Father Michael Pfleger plans to lead a group of protesters to shut
down a portion of the busy Dan Ryan Expressway on Chicago’s
South Side. The protest is a response to the violent crime plaguing
the city’s South and West sides. It’s about time, right? Well, yes
and no. Someone should be decrying Chicago’s ongoing carnage,
unemployment, and underfunded schools—is just another reprise
of the old liberal notion that violent crime is driven by
socioeconomic “root causes.” That argument reflects a serious
The Windy City saw 437 murders in 2010, according to the . For the next five years, murders fluctuated between 415 and 503; then saw a huge spike, to 792 murders, which edged down in to 670 slayings. Over the same period, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, per-pupil education spending in Chicago increased and remained well above the national median. Expenditures per pupil for Chicago public schools during the fiscal year totaled $11,596 (16 percent higher than the U.S. median of $9,989 that year). By the school year (the most recent year for which data is available), that number was up to $13,784 (30 percent higher than the 2015 U.S. median of $10,556 per pupil).
The employment picture in Chicago, both generally and for blacks, who account for a disproportionate share of the violent crime in Chicago’s troubled neighborhoods, has likewise improved. As the in May, citing a University of Illinois study, the “alarmingly high rate of young black men and women in Chicago who are neither working nor in school dropped markedly between 2014 and 2016”—a period during which murders in Chicago nearly doubled, going from 415 to 792. The drop in unemployment among young black men was almost 20 percent.
Violent crime is only loosely associated with socioeconomic factors like poverty, employment, and education spending. In , criminologist Barry Latzer describes a “divergence between socioeconomic disadvantage and crime,” as illustrated in part by the fact that “ crime . . . is not, by and large, motivated by economic issues. Murder and assault are in the main precipitated by anger, sexual jealousy, perceived insults.” The ’s Dahleen Glanton echoed this point in a penned during the city’s 2016 murder spike. “There are impoverished communities in every city and town in America,” she wrote, “but residents aren’t going around shooting each other to death at the rate we are in Chicago.”
Pfleger’s social-media posts blame the city’s crime problem on a lack of government spending for jobs and education. The real problem is that Chicago consistently fails to incapacitate its criminal class; when the cops catch a bad guy, the city often lets him right out. For instance, on June 27, the Chicago Police Department (CPD) arrested Cortez Byrd, a felon, for, among other things, unlawfully using a weapon. But a look into the city’s shows that Byrd, just 19, was arrested a year earlier for aggravated unlawful use of a loaded firearm. On the same date, the CPD arrested Joseph Ryan on a gun charge. Ryan’s record shows six prior arrests, on charges ranging from possession of a stolen vehicle and drugs to property destruction and being a fugitive from justice. In April, the CPD posted photos on Facebook of drugs and several firearms (including a sub-machine gun) recovered during the arrest of Kendrell McCurry. Twelve days later, McCurry was arrested for dealing cannabis; he was arrested yet again two weeks afterward on the same charge. McCurry’s CPD record shows seven arrests since 2014—two for gun possession.
Spending more money on social programs won’t affect the crime rate when offenders get . If Pfleger and his band of protesters are serious about addressing the senseless shootings claiming so many lives in Chicago, they should indeed demand more accountability—not from Chicago’s social-welfare bureaucracy, but from the city’s criminal class.
College Destruction of Black Students
Amy Wax, a University of Pennsylvania law professor, has come under attack and scathing criticism because she dared criticize the school's racial preferences program. In an interview with Brown University economist Glenn Loury, discussing affirmative action, Wax mentioned how racial preferences hinder the ability of blacks to succeed academically by admitting them into schools at which they are in over their heads academically. At UPenn's seventh-ranked law school, Wax said, she doesn't think that she has ever seen a black law student graduate in the top quarter of his class, and "rarely" is a black student in the top half.