Month: May 2023

San Francisco becoming Haiti would be an improvement

From San Francisco:


The police are incapable of doing any regarding residential theft.

There are too few of them, and if they do anything they are bogged down in paperwork while the city attorneys dismiss the charges against the criminals.

Nobody give a shit about the innocent people who get hurt.

Meanwhile, in Haiti:

Moment ‘gang members’ beg for mercy before vigilante lynch mob stones them and burns them alive among petrol-soaked tyres in the streets in Haiti

This is the horrifying moment suspected Haitian gang members beg for mercy before a vigilante lynch mob stones and burns them alive.

The mob beat and burned 13 men to death with gasoline-soaked tyres on Monday after pulling them from police custody at a traffic stop, police and witnesses in the capital Port-au-Prince said.

The horrific vigilante violence shows the level of public anger over the increasing lawlessness in Port-au-Prince.

Criminal gangs have taken control of an estimated 60 per cent of the city since the July 2021 assassination of president Jovenel Moïse.

A witness who gave his name as Edner Samuel told reporters that members of the crowd took the suspected gangsters away from police, beat them and stoned them before putting tyres on them, pouring gasoline on top and burning them.

An Associated Press reporter at the scene saw 13 bodies burning in the street. 

When the government cannot protect people from crime, the people will do it themselves.

I should say that I don’t support necklacing thieves and gang members, but I absolutely do.

Given the huge numbers of videos we’ve seen of looting and shoplifting, and articles about retailers shutting down stores due to loss, perhaps necklacing thieves will be more of a deterrent than the feckless law enforcement and judicial systems.

Maybe when a few dozen thieves and looters end up in the middle of a tire fire in a city street, the government might actually do something to curb the crime.

Short Link Dump


I was up far too late for yesterday’s post, around 0200. Which was better than the night before when I was up until 0330 getting that post out.

The following links will contain some older news articles, mostly because I’ve not had a link dump in a while. Hopefully, something interesting in the dump

I do need better elbow pads.

Fresh pic of my support elbow after Appleseed. Not only swollen but rubbed the crap out of it. No wonder it hurt like a fatherless.

One thought it occurred to me a bit ago. The other annoying equipment issue I had was the GI sling adjustment every time we did the Standing Position drill. It takes a lot of time to adjust the sling in the loop and then having to undo everything to do set it back to a traditional configuration. I will buy another just to have it normal and exchange with the looped sling whenever the class requires it.