Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The morning reads

There is fun for everybody in the TigerHawk tabs this morning, and in the few minutes remaining on this flight I'll pass along my favorites. There is something to irritate most everybody...

Blog hounds have all read or seen Hillary Clinton's risible attack on the "share economy". Apparently, though, her PAC hasn't gotten the message. Like any other non-French city dweller with two nickels to rub together, the "Ready for Hillary" team uses Uber all the time. (For my part, I've asked every Uber driver I've hired in the last few months whether they like it, and the universal response (n=6) is that they love it. The exploitation here is purely in the mind of the social engineers.)

Immigrants, lawful or otherwise, commit less crime than citizens, not more. This is even true among Latino immigrants alone. There are excellent reasons to assert control over the border and more closely regulate non-citizens within our borders. Their supposed criminality is not among those reasons, however many votes demagoguery attracts.

"Re-Re-Re-Reintroducing Hillary Clinton." The New York Times actually wrote that in a headline. Presumably the point is that one can fool some of the people -- apparently almost half -- all the time. #RubeWatch.

Just what we need, another federal crime to fire up the social justice warriors. Remember, do not criminalize any offense that you are unwilling to enforce with deadly force. The two go hand in hand. And, no, this does not mean I approve of revenge porn.

More later.


"The Hammer" said...

How would you know immigrants commit less crime than non-immigrants? How would anybody know, the government collects no data on this. Here's some data they do keep however, a 10 most wanted list.

First Degree Murder; Aggravated Kidnapping; Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution - Aggravated Sexual Assault, Failure to Appear
Urbina may be residing in Durango, Mexico. He also has ties to the Chicago, Illinois, area.
Engaging in the Affairs of an Enterprise, Through a Pattern of Racketeering Activities; Conspiracy to Conduct the Affairs of an Enterprise. Ravelo was indicted in Texas in 2008 for his involvement in racketeering activities, conspiracy to launder monetary instruments, and conspiracy to possess heroin, cocaine and marijuana with the intent to distribute.
Ravelo is known to be a Captain (Capo) within the Barrio Azteca criminal enterprise and is allegedly responsible for issuing orders to the Barrio Azteca members residing in Juarez, Mexico. Allegedly, Ravelo and the Barrio Azteca members act as "hitmen" for the Vicente Carrillo Fuentes Drug Trafficking Organization and are responsible for numerous murders. Ravelo has ties to Mexico and El Paso, Texas. He may have had plastic surgery and altered his fingerprints.
Fraud by Wire; RICO Conspiracy; Mail Fraud; Money Laundering Conspiracy; Money Laundering; Aiding and Abetting; Securities Fraud; Filing False Registration With the SEC; False Filings With the SEC; Falsification of Books and... more, alleged participation in a multi-million dollar scheme to defraud thousands of investors in the stock of a public company incorporated in Canada, but headquartered in Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, between 1993 and 1998. The scheme to defraud collapsed in 1998, after thousands of investors lost in excess of 150 million U.S. dollars.
Mogilevich has his primary residence in Moscow, Russia. He is known to utilize a Russian passport, but may also possess Israeli, Ukrainian, and Greek passports.
Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution - Capital Murder - Multiple
Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution - Kidnapping, Murder. Flores has ties to Honduras.
Bank Robbery; Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution - Armed Robbery; Theft From Interstate Shipment

So, 6 out of 10 on the FBI's most wanted list are immigrants either legal or illegal. Regardless, sounds like we're importing other people's problems to me.

Plus thanks to Ann Coulter (by the way, read Adios America, a book you have avoided like the plague I would imagine, hell I'll buy you a copy if money is an issue) for pointing out Los Angeles' Most Wanted:
A little LESS diverse than one would expect.

TigerHawk said...

I buy all of Ann's books... Because, you know, we've been friends since law school.

TigerHawk said...

Of course, the more substantive point is that the sum of anecdotes are not data, and the federal government is far from the only source for social science.

"The Hammer" said...

Friends? Great, get your old pal Hammer a signed copy how 'bout it?
Ask her to write something along the lines of "To Hammer, the only man who can cross my border anytime he likes!"
Yeah, that sound pretty good, that'll work.

"The Hammer" said...

Oh to address your point (you do have a point don't you?), since when is FBI data anecdotal? What would you prefer, crime statistics generated by the sociology dept. at good ole PeeU? Also, and I am to understand you went to law school at Michigan? How many damn schools have you attended? Let's see: Iowa, Princeton and now Michigan? What's the prob, just never got around to Cambridge, the Sorbonne or Padova?

Tom de Plume said...

Well, I'll be the first to admit that I didn't read the story as I didn't feel like signing up for the WSJ site. Plus, thier target audience wants cheap the cheap labor the illegals provide. So some questions:

Does the study focus on ALL immigrants, legal and otherwise? I'm not one who worries about my safety when in a crowd of Indian or Filipino immigrants. Obama's new Americans are a different matter.

So if the Latin American illegals really are law abiding (except for that pesky illegal entry and fraudulant documents), based on Latino prison populations and crime rates, it would appear that their children and grandchildren are a different story. Would you agree?

"The Hammer" said...

Mexican immigrants are perhaps the most criminally inclined people in the world. and why wouldn't they be? The regime in Mexico City is criminal. The police are criminal. The resorts are run by criminal gangs and criminal cartels. If I had my way we'd go down there and clean friggin' house. I would get their asses on the straight and narrow and dare them to screw up.

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