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TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 2021

Also, strict rules for the Times: In the past week or so, we've been spending more time than usual at the Washington Post's Fatal Force site.

Technically, the site is designed as a digest of fatal shootings by police officers. From another standpoint, the site is a chronicle of mental illness, violent crime and personal despair.

It isn't an up-to-the minute digest. At present, its three most recent fatal shootings occurred on Saturday, April 24. According to Fatal Force, these shootings occurred that day:

Richard Solitro: "Richard Solitro, a 34-year-old White man, was shot on April 24, 2021, on a street in Los Angeles." 

So says Fatal Force. In December 2018, Solitro was also shot by a police officer in North Providence, Rhode Island. He survived that shooting, died last week in L.A.

Marvin Veiga: "An unidentified person, a man armed with a knife, was shot on April 24, 2021, on a street in Nashville, Tennessee."

So says Fatal Force. By now, the man has been identified as Marvin Veiga, age 32. 

According to the Tennessean, he was wanted in Brockton, Mass. on a criminal homicide charge. He'd been added to the Massachusetts "most wanted" list in March.

Benjamin Ridley: "Benjamin Ridley, a 29-year-old White man armed with a gun, was shot on April 24, 2021, in Webbers Falls, Okla."

So says Fatal Force. According to this news report, police say they were trying to arrest him on outstanding warrants.

These fatal shootings are all under investigation. You aren't going to hear about them, nor are we saying you should.

That said, here's the previous fatal shooting in the current listings. Police say they think they know who this person is, but no announcement has been made, pending autopsy results:

An unidentified person: "An unidentified person, a man armed with a gun, was shot on April 23, 2021, in a house in Billings, Montana."

So says Fatal Force. Identification is expected soon. 

This person seems to have killed another person along the way last weekend. The body of Dennis Gresham, of Sheridan, Wyoming, was found in the van this man was driving, according to police. 

The van had belonged to Gresham. For his wife's account, click here.

We'll guess that this unidentified person will turn out to have been "white." Based on our knowledge of Massachusetts, we'll guess that Veira's race / ethnicity might be somewhat harder to define, given the standard buckets with which we work.

These events go on and on, roughly three per day, back through all the years. You hear about a selected few, concerning which we'll only say this:

As with everything else they do, the giants of our upper-end press corps are displaying very poor judgment in the way they're reporting this new topic of interest. They simply aren't especially sharp, and they're extremely susceptible to Storyline and script.

Their judgment is unfailingly poor. We think again of all the IQ points Kevin Drum's work on leaded gasoline seems to say that we all lost before unleaded came along.  At any rate, experts routinely tell us this:

The upper-end press corps' current work is pretty much the best they can do.

In an unrelated matter, strict rules for the New York Times appeared today in this perfectly sensible piece.  Given the logic we brought you this morning, we had to chuckle a bit.

Readers, also this: There but for fortune, some have said. We heard this when we were young. 

Mental illness, and despair, could have been ours, or yours...


31 comments:

  1. "The upper-end press corps' current work is pretty much the best they can do."

    They do what they're hired to do. By liberal-hitlerian establishment.

    As for the Darwin Award criminals suicided by resisting arrest, who cares.

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  2. "Their judgment is unfailingly poor. We think again of all the IQ points Kevin Drum's work on leaded gasoline seems to say that we all lost before unleaded came along."

    Somerby has never grasped the idea that some people were exposed to more lead than others, even during the time period when there was more lead in the environment generally. Those who lived near freeways, in old buildings with lead paint, and who played with toys painted with lead-based paint (or made from lead) were more susceptible to effects of lead in their systems.

    Lower income families were exposed to more lead than those with higher incomes. Because poverty is correlated with race, that means that those who are members of racial and ethnic minority groups, tending to live in low income neighborhoods with more lead in the their environments, would have suffered more serious lead poisoning effects.

    Somerby seems to think that the whole point of Drum's articles about lead were to give him an excuse to malign those he dislikes (for other reasons). It is Somerby's way of calling someone stupid. If it weren't such a cheap shot, I would suggest that maybe Somerby himself grew up in a lead-filled neighborhood.

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  3. Somerby has no way of knowing whether any of the criminals who were shot by police (in his list) are mentally ill or not. It is too easy to dismiss all crime as deriving from mental illness, when there are many other causes for crime. It is especially wrong to do this because mentally ill people are not generally criminal or violent in their behavior. Somerby's facile classification demeans the mentally ill as a group by conflating their symptoms with criminal behavior.

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    1. Cops kill mentally people all the time. So does the State of Texas.

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  4. Roughly a thousand people killed by police this past year, some if not most a direct threat to their immediate environment. What that has to do with the police shooting of unarmed individuals is not Somerby’s concern here. His commentary sans pertinent statistics is an attempt at muddying the waters. If the shooting of unarmed white individuals is a problem why haven’t whites demonstrated about this? The BLM movement does not have a parallel movement in the white community but Somerby would have us believe that the shooting of unarmed whites occurs with similar frequency. If so, where is the white outrage? If George Floyd had been white, who would have demonstrated? Do whites not identify with members of their own race who are in poverty?

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  5. “ The BLM movement does not have a parallel movement in the white community...”

    Who are you freaking kidding?

    Any complaint, let alone protest, would immediately be labeled as the white supremacist movement’s diversion and distraction from the real problem of system racism against people of color.

    At a hint of such a complaint, you and the media would be asking those protesters if they used starch when ironing their hoods.

    It’s just as well that there isn’t such a movement based on white victimhood rather than upon universal rights.

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    1. So, white people don’t or shouldn’t care about police violence against whites because those mean old blacks and liberals would criticize them? It’s convenient to blame others when it is your own lack of concern that is the problem.

      And both things can be true, systemic racism and police violence, both demanding specific remedies. Why is this so difficult to understand?

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    2. The police is working fine, protecting the public; a large majority of citizens is perfectly satisfied.

      ...or, rather, were satisfied, before the recent anti-police campaign has taken its toll.

      An assorted mob of liberal zombies, criminals, and scammers a-la Patrisse Cullors is not a movement.

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    3. List as many occurrences of the cops being judge, jury, and executioner as you want, Bob.
      You aren't gong to change the minds of authoritarians, like Mao, Cecelia, and Glaucon X.

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    4. mh, very ironic. Are you disagreeing with my point that the issue must be addressed via universal rights if white complaints are to be taken seriously, or are you shooting down Unamused’s argument that there’s no indication that there’s a pattern of the police capping unarmed whites?

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    5. You shouldn't have to be black to know the cops need to be de-funded.

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    6. Wow you’re good at this! So what’s my favorite color? What number am I thinking of? So, in Somerby’s dishonest whataboutism a sixteen year old pointing a gun replica at a cop and then brandishing a knife is the poster child for the See They Kill Whites Too Movement. Get control of your hormones Ceci, you don’t know me. You spew garbage. No surprise there.

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    7. I merely quoted what you said verbatim about Somerby wanting to foist the notion that cops targeted whites similarly to blacks.

      It was mh who suggested that the notion should be seriously considered and forthrightly addressed by whites.

      You two duke that out, I firmly believe that this why human rights should be eternally based upon a universal appeal to the best in all of us for all of us. .

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    8. The “merely quoted” statement made no reference to Somerby. If you can’t read your own posts correctly there is a diminishing likelihood that you can read others’.

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    9. The “merely quoted” statement made no reference to Somerby. If you can’t read your own posts correctly there is a diminishing likelihood that you can read others’.

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    10. The “merely quoted” statement made no reference to Somerby. If you can’t read your own posts correctly there is a diminishing likelihood that you can read others’.

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    11. The “merely quoted” statement made no reference to Somerby. If you can’t read your own posts correctly there is a diminishing likelihood that you can read others’.

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    12. So it was some other Somerby you were referencing when you said that Somerby meant to muddy the waters as to the police shooting people who are armed, unarmed, or are the capped while being black.







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    13. For the record, my opinion is that if whites as a group were to decide to protest police shootings of unarmed citizens in the suburbs, more power to them. Your opinion of my position on this matter is profoundly biased. No surprise there. The tragic poster boy for Somerby’s original whataboutism rant was a 16 year old who threatened police with an accurate gun replica and brandished a knife. That police shooting had no place in a comparison with the George Floyd homicide.

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  6. “Mental illness, and despair, could have been ours, or yours...“

    It’s distressing when people complain about mentally ill people like Derek Chauvin or Harvey Weinstein and have them thrown in prison. God protect Donald Trump from such a fate.

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