The conviction of Jennifer Crumbley. Plus: Shane Gillis gets uncanceled, more DEI overreach in academia, and new Free Press merch.
Thomas Sowell has a new book out. The Free Press, for the very first time, should acknowledge this great thinker and explore what he has to say.
You might just be living in a tiny little echo chamber if you believe SNL is "catering to the right" by allowing Nikki Hailey, the candidate no one wants, to make a brief appearance, and letting Shane Gillis, an enormously popular comedian who is a self-professed liberal, host.
Leftists simulteanously deny that cancel culture even exists while throwing a hissy fit any time anyone they already cancelled is allowed to return to their previous profession/role in society to any degree. In this new religion, forgiveness does not exist.
It's probably not unreasonable prosecuting parents for being accessories to mass murder, but more than a year is just silly. Any time spent in jail is unpleasant, and 15 years to my mind is grossly excessive, particularly when we are releasing people who actually pulled triggers in five or less.
The whole "sending a message" thing seems to me mostly a power trip and expression of mild cruelty. "Get those bastards" say those who never "got" anybody in their lives.
And I don't think it will have a deterrant effect. I may be wrong, but that is my gut sense. First off, many people will not hear this story. Probably most. Secondly, those who do will not see how it applies to them. What parent who is emotionally disconnected enough to raise a school shooter is going to be aware enough to worry about it? Most kids never become shooters ,not even the most obviously screwed up ones. Arguably, the bigger story than school shootings is probably how many kids dream about them but never act on those impulses, in most cases likely because they are not quite ready to die.
That is not a story about guns. That is a story about a society that is imploding.
My son was just accepted into the university of Michigan college of engineering. I’m excited as it is a top ten program, in state tuition and 45 minutes away. While I was going through their website, I was stunned at how dei is everywhere…in engineering! The website states “Our dedication to engineering for the public good is inseparable from our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).” Is there anything we can do as parents or taxpayers to advocate that dei does not have to be inseparable from engineering? And saying to not send our kid there is not helpful. My sons spot will be taken by someone else in an instant. I have three more kids after him so am thinking about this from a long term perspective.
"Neither she nor the school officials realized he had a gun in his backpack. Hours later, he went on his rampage." - Why is only the mother being prosecuted? Why aren't the teachers, principal, and school board members all locked up under the jail? Hell, the janitor at the school should probably get 10 years just for working there.
For forty seconds yesterday a bemused nursing home patient couldn’t remember the terror group Hamas. Fortunately the Certified Nursing Assistants known also as the White House Press Corp were present to provide support. Short of Kiev being vaporized should that should be today’s top story. Even CNN found it newsworthy.
The mother does bear some responsibility. But I will ask the hard question. Do cities now start try mothers of a gang banger and car jackers since mom knows they are involved with bad people or not in school? I do not make this a light issue, I am asking where and when are parents no longer responsible for their young kids actions? If it is good (I am not defending her) this case, should it not be good for all of the youth crime in cities where the parent is missing in action?
Is it just me or is there not much dumber than potential rich doctors complaining about race and equity. Why not give their license to someone who is disadvantaged? I for one, would never use one of these air heads as a doctor. Much like the climate people who increase climate emissions by their actions, I consider them to be non-serious and idiots at worst.
Sounds like the school is culpable for not checking his backpack to discover if he had a gun or not
I live in Nebraska, and the university is undergoing budget cuts. First proposal has $800,000 axed from DEI budget (who knows what the total budget is). I will send this article to the members of the board of regents and my representative in Nebraska legislature.
A troubled child almost always comes from a troubled home. It’s a generational cycle. Punishing the parents is an attempt to put a message of deterrent out there, but I believe this method of law will do nothing.
If parents are to be held accountable shouldn't that also include other violent acts committed by their children especially after a first incident. Should we not also have clear rules regarding expulsion after a second violent action in a public school, especially for any kid who kicks another kid in the head ( an act that can maim or kill)? And then there is what to do with a kid who assaults a teacher.
If this mother will have to pay for the crime her son committed then every politician, whose destructive soft on crime policies have led to injury or death, should also be held accountable in a court of law.
No. Mothers of gang bangers and car jackers will not be charged or prosecuted because the Dems will release them all to "restorative justice", hold a dog and pony show of giving them counseling, and all is well. Their agenda doesn't involve doing anything about street crimes, in fact they seem to welcome the chaos and deterioration. What they care about is gun control, specifically gun control as applied to white people, especially white people of dysfunctional backgrounds who are, however awful they may be, are also the forgotten and left behind. But no one cares about them and they sin by being white. And Dems love to hold them up as representative of all white people in rural areas who own guns. They're the ones who will be charged and put in jail. The deterrent effect is not to deter actual crazed gun mass murderers or their parents. It's to deter Second Amendment and gun rights advocates, and gun owners.
For the record, I'm neither white nor do I own any guns. I'm just telling it like it is.
The school officials who didn’t check his backpack - where are they now?
"Spree Killings" where a nutjob murders as many people as possible are awful, especially when perpetrated on children. Thankfully, considering we're the 3rd most populous nation on Earth, they are also rare here (leftist "data" on the subject captures gang / drug violence, which is totally different). Additionally, we are not the only nation on Earth that has them.
The subject in this story killed four people with a gun here in the US. Would it be different if some nutjob killed 6 with a knife at a school, like this incident in China a few months ago? (Link Below)
The sad reality is that if someone puts their mind to it, even a mentally disturbed mind, mass murder cannot always be prevented. A single Islamic terrorist with a truck killed 86 people in Nice, France in 2016. That is more than any mass murder in the US with a gun, ever. The largest student mass murder at a US school happened in 1927 in Maine and involved no guns (one nutjob, homemade bomb). The first school mass murder here happened before the US was founded when three Indians massacred and scalped a teacher and ten students at a school in Pennsylvania in 1764 (again, no guns).
Many years ago in a Chicago suburb a teen had some friends over. Parents were home. The kids drank, left, driving, and one of them had an accident and killed someone. The father of the host kid was convicted and sent to prison. This was a huge teaching moment for my teen son.