Mod, as im sure you know, in that chart you referenced, Hispanics are bundled under “white,” as they often are. The crimes are broken down by white, black, and other. “Other” is a tiny fraction of the total, and those of Hispanic descent (gang members alone!) commit far more murders than those listed as other. From this chart, there is no way to tell how many murders are commited by Hispanics.
 May 26, 2015 at 11:52am
This poor, poor family. I cannot imagine the pain they must be feeling and it really puts things into perspective. May God comfort them.
 May 26, 2015 at 11:47am
I think that PTSD diagnoses are being used to deny rights (eventually second amendment rights) to our veterans. I want them to get the help they need, but I worry how it will be used in the future. Probably the NEAR future. The leaked documents listing returning vets as “extremists” are all the proof I need.
I know for a FACT that they are. I know two men who were denied Concealed Carry Permits due to PTSD diagnoses and one who was forced to “dispose of” his gun collection or see it confiscated for the same reason. Not one of them is likely to become violent unless THOROUGHLY provoked; probably by nothing short of the assault or death of a loved one, but the bureaucrats don’t give a damn about the truth.
Many of us are monitored by various government agencies, even denied jobs, either because some quack labelled us as having PTSD, based on the fact that we once held some particularly-sensitive position or performed some sensitive duty or due to reports generated by some weak-kneed socialist who’s never seen the real world outside of his or her little circle of academics.
 May 25, 2015 at 10:22am
While what she says is true, many patriotic Americans thank veterans or service members in LIEU OF those who can no longer be directly thanked. Unfortunately, she is right in saying that most Americans tend to look at it as just a day off. Same goes with Veteran’s Day and Independence Day. Sad.
Exactly right. Many of our veterans served with those that were lost, that's not lost on people and is why people think of all military members on Memorial Day.
I just spend the day thinking about the last times I was with my buddies that were killed in Iraq. You start realizing how good they were at something, or how horrible they were at that one thing. Then you think about how they acted, and how it was a reflection of where they were from, and their family and friends back home. I have to be strong on this day! I call this "family day"! Because those guys family's deserve ALL of my thoughts, they lost a lifetime of a person, where as I was only their family for a short time. So, to all those who lost someone in Service to our Country, this is your day! I think about them from time to time too, and I wish I could play the pictures I have in my head.
The fastest guy
Not good at math
Could remember the name of your 3rd cousin
Never had a mean thing to say
One of the baddest *&&^&*^&* in uniform
This can go on and on, and it's my take on things. See you guys at the Final Muster
Well, the schools don't teach history anymore, most progressives hate the military, and just about every holiday is merchandised.
Unfortunately, too many people don't take the time to explain this "holiday" to their children.
Your thinking reflects a hyper nationalism that is reminicent of what occurred in germany. We are becoming a nation where our religion is nationalism; americanism. Arrogant and pompous and filled with hubris and as history has shown us the world does not take kindly to such a mentality.
A few days ago I posted a response in lieu of Obama's narcissistic picture displayed by the Democrats. I received a comment that pretty much reflected the same view as this writer. Most every true patriotic American truly knows the meaning of Memorial Day vs Veterans Day. My husband, as an ex-Marine continues to be embarrassed and tells me that he wishes people wouldn't thank him. I get it. But as a civilian and on the outside, I can only say "Thank you" because I don't know what else to say. But those who truly care about our Vets and Military enough to go out of our way to say "Thank you" are usually the same people who do place flowers on our Vets graves, donate to our Vet's causes and most importantly fight the only way we know how by working hard to help change laws to further protect our Vets and Military. It's Memorial Day and I truly know the meaning of this day. It's also my Birthday but my plan today is to visit the Veteran's Memorial and say again to our Vets that survived and our Military, THANK YOU FOR PROTECTING US!
This will help.
Find out if one is near your location.
Pictures of the reality of Memorial Day. God Bless & protect those that serve/served & their families.
 May 24, 2015 at 4:22pm
I’m guessing the pepper-sprayers were the hired agitators and not locals. They are specifically hired, paid, and bussed in to turn these things to chaos.
I wonder why the Christians get so hung up on the sin of homosexuality, when the Bible says that no one son is greater than another. By focusing on homosexuality, we allow the Progs to paint us as bigoted and hateful. If God sees homosexuality as no greater a sin than, say, lying or divorce, why are we allowing the debate to be structured around it? We are not called to judge, but only to love each other. The Church is destroying itself over ONE issue? It makes no sense!
Because it is a straw man of sorts. It's control of all dialogue and then the thought police facists are telling us the Bible is hate speach and that we shouldn't judge folks who like sex with children. Cousin from the North is living it already. Wake up!
Outside of people talking about it all the time, I still don't believe it's real
Don't really care what they "paint" me. Therefore they lack power over me.
See how that works?
Because if we roll over and accept defeat over every issue we lose everything. Got to start fighting somewhere.
The issue lies not with the sin of homosexuality but with the sin of pride that much too often comes with it. While the drunkard and the womanizer and the violent one eventually recognize the folly of their ways and in some way try to reform themselves, homosexuals are perfectly comfortable in their sin, live in denial, and viciously defend their deviant ways as totally normal. You don't see such an arrogant and vicious attitude, expressed with such exuberance, among other sinners. And to make matters worse, they demand complete public acceptance AND accommodation, even to the point of going against the will and rights of other.
How many cities did God destroy over lying and divorce? You can list them if you want. I'll wait....
The Biblee never says nor suggests that no one sin is greater than another. In fact it says the opposite. God set up the entire criminal justice system in the Bible based on some sins being much worse than others.
Even Jesus said to Pilate...
John 19:11 Jesus answered, “You could have no power at all against Me unless it had been given you from above. Therefore the one who delivered Me to you has the greater sin.”
We are also called to judge with righteous judgment, just not as hypocrites.
The Apostle Paul taught...
1 Corinthians 6 2 Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? 3 Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to this life? 4 If then you have judgments concerning things pertaining to this life, do you appoint those who are least esteemed by the church to judge? 5 I say this to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you, not even one, who will be able to judge between his brethren?
Do you want to know why?
It's not because we are more obsessed with that sin over others. It's because we are being told it's not a sin when the Bible clearly tells us it is.
It's because we are being told we 'hate' people that engage in homosexual acts simply because we insist on calling it what God calls it: sin.
I really don't give a rats rear end if two guys want to go at it. Have at it. You will answer to God for it. But, no, I will not justify, condone and most certainly not celebrate your actions. It is immoral and it is sinful. If you have a problem with that, take it up with God. He's the one that established the standard.
(And by the way, the church of Jesus Christ CAN NEVER be destroyed. So, no the church is not 'destroying itself' over this issue.)
Well, if there is a 'god' then the bi-babble makes no sense. It violates every known rule of physics.
So, my thesis is that there is no 'god', and the bi-babble really is a book of prejudice.
The answer is easy, really.
The bible sin of homosexual behavior is the only one for which its participants demand affirmation and approval. I'm not aware of any other bible sin where people demand people stop calling it "sin" and instead start calling it "good". Adultery? Sexual promiscuity? Lying? Divorce? Are there any advocacy groups looking for government affirmation for those "sins" Are there any churches now saying that those other "sins" are actually now "normal" and "good"?
You christians need to get your story straight on the whole "don't judge" garbage, too. Every stinkin' bible rule is about judging what behavior is right and what is wrong. Every last one of us judges good from bad. We elect politicians who agree with us and who will make laws to ascribe punishment for actions we've judged to be wrong. From my external vantage point, the whole "don't judge" crap makes religious people look uneducated.
One issue??? Abortion, the murder of babies.....WE have fought long and hard to bring this into the light as a crime...But, the world sees it differently. It is a convenience. Well, those babies are with God and he will bring them forth on the day of Judgement. I just know it.
 May 23, 2015 at 11:54pm
That may be the most heartbreaking thing I’ve ever heard. DMX, you are a despicable person. Whether you mean it or are a troll, disgusting.
That's low even for a troll. Satan in the bowls of hell couldn't do much worse. I guess he doesn't need to, he's got humans to do his work. To kill and destroy. The father of lies lives for our deaths.
 May 23, 2015 at 5:04pm
We are all playing right into their hands…. Both those who immediately think the black people “deserved it” by failure to stop, and the ones who judge the cop as a “trigger happy” thug. The truth is almost certainly somewhere in between, yet we allow ourselves to be manipulated by the media with every one of these stories. Stop buying the narrative!
 May 23, 2015 at 4:23pm
It is all part of the plan. They will continue to agitate and protest at every event where a policeman is involved, rregardless of the provocation by the “victim.” They are trying to breed chaos and mistrust among the American people and local law enforcement, so the sheep cry out for the Feds to help. All those local sheriffs saying they wouldn’t enforce unconstitutional laws? Can’t have that. The sheeple will applaud government troops “ensuring their safety.” Ironic that crime is actually DOWN. Thank the media. Perception is reality, and the public just allows themselves to be led by the nose.
As you say >>>>> "They will continue to agitate and protest at every event" -
Not if the Vigilantes did their job and rid us of the "you know who's that appear at every uprising"....
At this point, which is worse, ISIS, or the SCUM BAGS that keep everything "F" up every day looking to make another buck............
 May 23, 2015 at 4:08pm
Never before have we been divided to the point where we no longer share a common sense of values, patriotism, and common decency. While I agree, we have never been a homogenous lot, in times past we had the hope and ideal of America to hold us together. Now She is denigrated, spat upon, and “fundamentally transformed.” As was pointed out, we cannot even have a civil discussion over political opinions. Our house is definitely divided.
 May 20, 2015 at 6:08pm
Except at all those other times in history the government was not as large, powerful and corrupt as it is now. We did not have 18T in debt and$200+T in unfunded liabilities. We had a country full of people who loved the country, cherished their freedoms, and we’re for the most part a good and moral people. None of that is true today. I am not saying the sky is falling, but it’s certainly showing some cracks.
[-4] May 18, 2015 at 9:03am
I read the racist comments on here and realize that many are falling into the MSM/progressive TRAP of divide and conquer. The MSM focuses on “blacks behaving badly” and all we see on the news is reports like these. This is all part of the divide and conquer strategy, and we are playing right into their hands if we begin to judge entire groups based on the actions of those spotlighted. We are supposed to be the ones who care about individuals, not arbitrary groups divided by skin color, sexual preference, religion, etcetera. We cannot become what they make us out to be. If so, we have already lost.
So the FBI crime stats that show Blacks committing an extremely disproportionate amount of crime....we should just ignore those then? Or the stats where they vote, in lockstep, for socialism (read: take money from whites and give to us) at the 90th percentile? Or is pointing those out racist?
 May 17, 2015 at 8:55pm
I don’t care who marries whom, in fact I wish government would stay out of marriage all together. They should also stay out of business altogether. If a business doesn’t want me as a customer, regardless of reason, they should be allowed to refuse to serve me. I have every right to go somewhere else, or boycott them, or tell every one on social media that they refused to serve me. There is no consititutional right to not be offended. People offend me all the time. I don’t go crying to the government about it. I go about my life, and take my business to those who want it.
 May 15, 2015 at 11:17am
We must not fall into the left-wing trap of belittling blue collar workers as those who did poorly in school. That “you have to go to college to get a good job” is part of what has us in the situation we are in. My hubby has an IQ of 150 and is a welder/mechanic. He also has college degrees. The highest paid guy I know is a blue collar guy. College has turned into a propaganda machine for leftists, and rarely teach anything useful.
I worked at a university as staff. Some of the "educated" faculty there were some of the most stooo-pid people you could ever meet! Common sense had been excised a long time ago.
I may be mistaken, but I'm pretty sure the sledge hammer was in reference to prisoners breaking up rocks, not blue collar workers.
 May 15, 2015 at 11:05am
So you get your unbiased news from two government owned news outlets?
 May 15, 2015 at 10:57am
While it is easy to blame the welfare recipients for their problems, who is really to blame is the pandering politicians ( LBJ- ” I’ll have those n*****s voting democrat for 200 years”) who have taught generations of poor that there is no way they can succeed in America. EBT cards, gangs and drugs are all they know. They are not raised to be self-sufficient, parent their children, or have pride in anything but their skin color. It is a human tragedy, and the American people have allowed it to happen. If you keep a lion in captivity and feed it steak, pretty soon it will forget how to hunt; then it won’t teach its young to hunt, and before long, the lion’s descendants will die in the wild.
 May 15, 2015 at 10:51am
The VA is a joke. I just yesterday went to make an appointment with my “primary care physician” and the first available appointment was four months from now. Didn’t we just have a big scandal about that?
You are right Geo and DAV 50 the VA is screwed up, but unless I've missed part of the story I don't see where he was being treated by the VA. He's 81 years old,WWII ended in 1945 making him 11 years old. He may have served in the latter days of the korean war which ended in 1953 he would have been 18 when it ended. More than likely he's an old man who served in the armed forces and has no military disabilities. He is probably being treated in the Medicare system which is right down there with VA care.
 May 15, 2015 at 10:38am
Not abuse, but the anger involved in this seems excessive. Also, what incentive does the kid have to do better? When my son’s behavior needs correcting, I take away his games. (Which he purchased himself with money he earned) then, when the behavior is corrected, he can earn them back. He understands that it doesn’t matter if he paid for them. If it and you are in my house, it belongs to me. Every parent has the right to parent as they see fit (until it crosses the line into abuse) but I don’t know that this method is the best teaching tool it could have been. Especially with the added humiliation of filming and uploading the video. My opinion.
You believe anger is abuse?
Anger is an effective tool, and at many times is actually needed to deal with a child’s problem.
A parent should be a parent to their child, not a friend.
 May 15, 2015 at 9:40am
God bless these Marines and their families. These are the Creme de la Creme of our country, and few will ever know their names. It makes me sad when these heroes die in anonimity, yet 90% of the public could tell you what Tom Brady or Kim Kardashian had for breakfast. (A bit of an exaggeration, but not far off)
 May 15, 2015 at 1:50am
Drives me crazy when an otherwise well-reasoned argument is riddled with misspellings and punctuation errors. It immediately makes the author look uneducated or ignorant. (This may or may not be true, as I have met very intelligent people who just can’t spell) Nevertheless, the poor grammar pretty much invalidates the argument, fair or not. People should realize this and try harder.