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Rising crime hits DC

The Washington Post reports that there has been an increase in violent crime since last year in neighborhoods in DC which I would describe as gentrifying or recently (within the last decade) gentrified.

More evidence that 2014 was, nationally, the low point for crime and we now face an era of rising crime.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

November 11, 2015 at 9:22 am

Posted in Crime

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  1. All I know is that the Ferguson effect is fictitious. Why? Well ‘everyone from Barack Obama to Eric Holder’ disputes it. That’s why. I also know that the conclusion is based on ‘not a shred of hard evidence.’ Disregarding, of course, that it fits a well documented pattern played out in previous similar situations, the past really can’t be used to evaluate the present, right?

    Good thing the world has the Guardian and its stellar writers to help us all understand these difficult times.


    November 11, 2015 at 10:51 am

    • I’m looking forward to global cooling. Hundreds of millions may die from starvation, but global warming skeptics will smugly be able to claim victory.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 11, 2015 at 2:59 pm

  2. OT, your thoughts on missouri and yale? this is big stuff lion.


    November 11, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    • Hard to believe the Yale is racist.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 11, 2015 at 5:04 pm

      • Naturally, Yale is probably one of the most friendly institutions to “people of color” in the country. That is Yale’s problem. The more you bend over backwards to be “inclusive” the more the activists will push you.

        Peter Akuleyev

        November 12, 2015 at 8:14 am

  3. Rising crime was the major issue here in the recent Indianapolis mayor race. In the last month we’ve had a popular restaurant robbed by armed gunmen, three people shot in a shopping mall, and a food delivery guy robbed and killed. Most people moving into gentrifying areas here grew up in the suburbs where it’s safe and aren’t prepared for the crime. I’ve lived here for sixty years and the neighborhoods they are moving into are the same neighborhoods their grandfathers and grandmothers abandoned in the sixties and seventies to get away from the crime. The criminals have just been sitting and waiting since then for their potential victims to come back.


    November 11, 2015 at 5:07 pm

  4. Parents are picking up children at the Metro station so they don’t have to walk home. One man bought whistles for his family to use in case of trouble. A woman said she drives to a grocery store in another neighborhood, even though there is one within walking distance of her house. There is talk on the neighborhood e-mail group of buying guns for protection. Robberies have been a pervasive problem in the District for the past several years, fueled, according to police, by a desire for smartphones that can command top dollar in underground markets.

    That’s all the information you need to understand their situation. People always say, “Oh, it’s so convenient to be within easy walking distance of public transportation and shopping!” Yeah, its convenient for criminals, too. If you live near a city with a lot of savages, it’s better to have the shopping and metro station located within driving distance not walking distance. Because the businesses and people attract criminals and the public transportation gives them access

    Also, notice that police specifically mention criminals are after smartphones. Smartphones attract criminals to the area as well as making you a target. That’s why it’s foolish to fiddle with smartphones in public. Better to carry a cheap, dumb phone when you’re out and about. And use google voice to forward calls to it. Also, it’s better to go cashless. If you can get people in the area to get rid of the things that attract criminals then they’ll stop coming.


    November 11, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    • “If you live near a city with a lot of savages, it’s better to have the shopping and metro station located within driving distance not walking distance.”

      The criminal element is usually too lazy to ride the metro to commit crimes. These crimes were happening in gentrified neighborhoods… in other words they were sketchy neighborhoods, rich white people moved in, but there are still a lot of poor people not too far away.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 11, 2015 at 7:14 pm

      • Not true with miscreants who commit crimes in NYC. Assaults and robberies often take place in subway stations.


        November 11, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    • Did you even read the article? The muggers are hopping into getaway cars, not making a dash for the nearest metro.

      The car was a way to escape poor criminals for about 25 years, back ages ago. Everybody has cars now. You cannot escape by going to some drive only suburb. As municipal budgets collapse, you’re probably going to be safer closer to the wealthy core neighborhoods. It’s out in the exurban McMansion where you’ll be tied up and gang raped for ten hours and nobody will care.


      November 11, 2015 at 9:51 pm

      • No not really. I guess criminals are too lazy to make a 45 minute drive out to the ‘burbs, because it rarely happens here. And when it does, they are usually caught driving back on the interstate to get back to the city.


        November 12, 2015 at 7:57 am

      • The article highlighted ONE incident in which the mugger hopped in a getaway car. There was no discussion of what other muggers are doing. Regardless, the incident demonstrates that at least some muggers are traveling to commit crime.


        November 12, 2015 at 10:51 am

      • Destructure: Also, notice that police specifically mention criminals are after smartphones.
        joeyjoejoe: The muggers are hopping into getaway cars, not making a dash for the nearest metro.

        I witnessed a guy get his smartphone snatched on the DC Metro earlier this year. The victim was walking in front of me as we exited the train. The stairs were maybe 10 feet in front of us, and one of Obama’s sons raced from the stairs, took the phone off the guy’s waist holder, and jumped the train.

        I noticed the thief before he took the phone because of how fast he was moving compared to everyone else. By the time the SWPL victim realized what happened, turned and ran toward the train, the doors closed. The whole thing took less than 10 seconds.


        November 12, 2015 at 6:33 pm

      • You guys are naive about the role of public transportation. I can easily recall at least three suburban philly cases where a chick in a car wound up dead. The car bought her nothing. Learn a bit about the UK, where suburban home invasions with baseball bats is how the horror stories happen.

        The suburbs as safe space is over. Being a “gun owner” as a useful measure is over. Gun policy is utterly irrelevant.

        Control over the police, and said policemen’s judicious application of violence, buys you security. If you believe fleeing to the suburbs will work in 2016 you are wrong. Go watch some videos of happenings in rural South Africa and Rhodesia if you think simply avoiding walkable areas with transit is the trick. That tactic is kaput.

        The president does not matter. Your local police department matters. After you’ve voted the chief for office he needs your ongoing allegiance.

        No more fleeing to the periphery. That’s an obviously failed approach. It worked for a very limited time frame. You have to trust and elect your police officers, and pledge serious support to them (stand by them in the face of the SJW mob; really go to bat), is what it comes down to in today’s world. The Philadelphia Catholics staged a successful 30 year holding action against the criminal element in certain neighborhoods, embodied by the career of Frank Rizzo. It failed in the end but the minor successes light the way. No fleeing, just community orchestrated violence.

        This is obviously why the feds are continually freaking out about local police departments being racis. They know that community control and trust in the cops is a huge check against uncle sam’s power.

        If you do not know who runs your precinct you are a traitor.


        November 12, 2015 at 9:09 pm

  5. “Assaults and robberies often take place in subway stations.”

    Been that way forever. Years ago, some individual of a darker hue attempted to relieve my father of his wallet out in Queens. Poor guy went down the stairs and my dad got on the train.


    November 11, 2015 at 8:41 pm

  6. Team Blue SmartScience was just lecturing us about how crime fell due to lead levels dropping. So obviously some evil lead poisoner is on the loose. When will he strike next? Who will he strike next? What if he attacks HBD blogs with lead rays? Will Lion go on a crime spree?


    November 12, 2015 at 9:07 am

    • For some strange reason the lead didn’t impact the Jews, Irish and Italians who were the first to inhabit these same lead filled tenements. The only logical conclusion: lead poisoning is hhrrrrrazisstttt!


      November 12, 2015 at 12:12 pm

  7. From the comments section it seems as if even the DC good whites know the score.


    November 12, 2015 at 12:03 pm

  8. It doesn’t matter if DC or other gentrifying GoodWhites get a taste of diversity good and hard. They won’t budge an inch from their ideology, because BadWhites are much, much more hated than NAMs will ever be. The GoodWhite’s entire identity is wrapped up in the diverse, inclusive goodness of their hearts. They are unteachable.


    November 12, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    • Better off dead…And no, not the movie.


      November 12, 2015 at 2:44 pm

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