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Friday, September 9, 2011

The Golden State Is Crumbling | Newgeography.com

This piece is raw. It says it like it is. We are being taken down a rat hole and we've got to get a grip. It's late.

What Does John Perez want, and what do other Latino Caucus Leaders want? They serve the interests of those who work deliberately to take CA back to it's pre-settled days--bye bye Agriculture.

Joel Kotkin names these interests. Certain Democrats work for "California's dominant ruling class—consisting of public-employee unions, green jihadis, and Democratic machine politicians (I wouldn't use that term, jihadis, but he does--I'd call them green socialists)."


It's a powerful piece. We'll talk about it next Tuesday on Gadfly Radio, along with talk about immigration, Mexico, policy, politics, principles and what we want--peace and prosperity. What does that look like? Not what this ruling class gives us! How do we get there?

Some excerpts from the piece:
"…The recent announcement that California's unemployment again nudged up to 12 percent—second worst in the nation behind its evil twin, Nevada—should have come as a surprise but frankly did not…."

"…What has happened to my adopted home state of over last decade is a tragedy, both for Californians and for America…"

"California's dominant ruling class—consisting of public-employee unions, green jihadis, and Democratic machine politicians—has no real use for science as Gilman saw it: as a way to create prosperity for its citizens. Instead, the prevailing credo of the state has been how to do everything possible to return to its pre-settlement condition, with little regard for what that means to the average Californian.
Nowhere was California's old technological ethos more pronounced than in agriculture, where great Californians such as William Mulholland, creator of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, and Pat Brown, who forged the state water project, created the greatest water-delivery system since the Roman Empire…"


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Botched Paramilitary Police Raids: An Epidemic of "Isolated Incidents"

"If a widespread pattern of [knock-and-announce] violations were shown . . . there would be reason for grave concern." —Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, in Hudson v. Michigan, June 15, 2006. An interactive map of botched SWAT and paramilitary police raids, released in conjunction with the Cato policy paper "Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids," by Radley Balko. What does this map mean? How to use this map View Original Map and Database

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Death of an innocent. Death or injury of a police officer. Death of a nonviolent offender.
Raid on an innocent suspect. Other examples of paramilitary police excess. Unnecessary raids on doctors and sick people.
The proliferation of SWAT teams, police militarization, and the Drug War have given rise to a dramatic increase in the number of "no-knock" or "quick-knock" raids on suspected drug offenders. Because these raids are often conducted based on tips from notoriously unreliable confidential informants, police sometimes conduct SWAT-style raids on the wrong home, or on the homes of nonviolent, misdemeanor drug users. Such highly-volatile, overly confrontational tactics are bad enough when no one is hurt -- it's difficult to imagine the terror an innocent suspect or family faces when a SWAT team mistakenly breaks down their door in the middle of the night. But even more disturbing are the number of times such "wrong door" raids unnecessarily lead to the injury or death of suspects, bystanders, and police officers. Defenders of SWAT teams and paramilitary tactics say such incidents are isolated and rare. The map above aims to refute that notion.

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