Tuesday, June 30, 2020


A researcher conducts a study that shows police do not shoot blacks at a higher rate than other races. So the college fired him. You bet your ass the next researcher's study will have different findings.

This is how science gets corrupted to suit a particular result.

Takings clause

So tell me how Republicans are the party of small government. The governor extended the ban on evictions. That means that it has been 5 months since some landlords have gotten paid. They have no recourse but to allow someone to live on their property for free.

So what is a landlord to do if they can't collect rent and can't evict?

It seems to me that the government is taking property without recompense. The Fifth Amendment sounds like a winner for that.

nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Anyone know where the courts have ruled on that?

Property rights

Renters who cannot or will not pay rent are angry that Florida Governor Desantis is allowing the moratorium on evictions to expire tonight at midnight. That moratorium has been in effect since April 2, meaning that tenants have been able to live rent free for at least 4 months.

Meanwhile, the owners of those properties have had to go without collecting a dime of rent for that 4 months. Demanding that someone provide something of monetary value to you is called slavery. My tip to renters is this: try to work something out with your landlord. If they won't, then it is their property, not yours.


The spike in new cases of COVID appears to lag the protests by about 3 weeks. Coincidentally, they also lag the reopening of business.

Some claim it is because of bars, some claim protests. We will never know, because contact tracers aren't being permitted to ask the infected about attending protests. 

Devaluing the dollar

An economist is suggesting that the dollar should be devalued by a third. So people are now seriously suggesting that we devalue the dollar to make gold over $2000 an ounce.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Use gold detectors

With news breaking that a Chinese company recently sold 83 tons of fake gold, I want to remind everyone to use some sort of means of verification. I use a Fisch gold coin detector. Yeah, the complete set costs about $250. Catching one fake will pay for 7 of these.

Not so funny now

At this point, we are all aware of the couple who defended their home from a mob by standing out front with an AR15 and a PPK. We have all seen the memes being generated as a result. What I can't believe is that gun owners who would actually hope to expand the gun culture would join in.

This is the same mentality that causes a gun to hand his wife or girlfriend a 500 S&W revolver or a shotgun and then tape her getting knocked on her ass while he yucks it up at her stupidity. Sure, he got a cheap laugh, but he just turned a woman who was interested in shooting into a woman who wants nothing to do with guns.

Is that really the smart play? In this case, the gun owning couple obviously lives in a neighborhood that can jointly afford to hire armed security. So do you want them defending their own property and being pro gun, or do you want them hiring armed security while voting to disarm the rest of us?

Not so funny now, is it?

Hot, damned hot

Here is the report from the weather station at my house for Friday afternoon.

Social Security Means Testing

Social Security, interest on the debt, Medicare, and the like already total more than the Federal government takes in through taxes. Everything else, every dime the government spends, is borrowed money. Social security spending grows every year, because it must. Social Security and Medicare are breaking us.

So the powers that be have a solution. The idea is that Social security will become a means tested program. In other words, it is OK to cut off SS payments, as long as it is only "the rich" who are getting screwed. Make more than whatever arbitrary amount of money that they decide is "enough," and all of the money that has been taken from you for the past 50 years- 15% of everything you have earned is an "unplanned donation" to those who make less than that.

Let's say that a person made an average of $50,000 a year from the time he was 18 to the time he turned 40. Then made an average of $100,000 until age 55, and an average of $175,000 until normal retirement age, 67. At 67, he was making $200,000. Not far fetched for a person that was say, a doctor. Over his lifetime, this person would have paid about $740,000 in Social Security taxes. Had he invested that money over the 49 years of his working life, it would be worth nearly $10 million. Instead, he retires and finds out that since he makes too much money, he gets nothing. Millions has been stolen from him.

Does that sound far fetched? Both Donald Trump and Joe Biden are on board with the idea.

I understand that cuts must be made. However, singling out the successful so that they fund the unsuccessful will do nothing but force the successful to stop working. Who is John Galt?

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Fake News

Trump made national news because he retweeted a video where a man at a rally in The Villages was recorded yelling "White Power." This is a case of a man's words being taken out of context.

Watch the video below, and you will see that the man was being called a racist by a group of Democrats that were yelling at him, calling him a racist. He replies, "Yeah, you got me. I'm a racist. White Power! White Power!"

The left are masters at this. Anyone who watches this knows that the man was being sarcastic, but it is easier to ignore that and attempt to paint this man as a racist, so as to embarrass the President. They know that most people will not listen to the entire recording. They will just see the headline, and then use it to back up the notion that Trump is a racist.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Facts are banned

There was a recent post about blacks being the victim of systemic racism. I posted the following, and as a result, my comment was deleted and I was banned from posting on the news site. I guess facts are racist:

The children of affluent people tend to be affluent. Why? Because people who are intelligent, skilled, and hard working tend to make more money. They then instill that in their children, who themselves value hard work and learning a skill, so they too become affluent.
Absentee and lazy parents never instill that in their children, so their children are trapped in the cycle of poverty. That is true, no matter what race or nationality.
The key to affluence is:
1 learn a skill. That doesn't necessarily mean college. Welders, machinists, and pipe fitters do quite well.
2 Work hard at being the best you can be at whatever skill you decide to learn. That will pay off in the form of raises and promotions, or in a more successful business.
3 Don't waste your money on useless things. Be smart. Most people don't have an income problem, they have a spending problem.
I really believe that blacks struggle, not because of racism or a system of oppression, nor because any race is inherently inferior to another. The real thing hurting black Americans is the fact that black teenage girls are three times more likely to get pregnant than any other demographic. 64% of black children grow up in a father absent home, compared to 23% of all US children. When a child grows up in a single parent household, they are 7 times more likely to experience teen pregnancy themselves, twice as likely to drop out of high school, and 4 times as likely to be poor.
If we can only point fingers without even discussing the problem, then how can we begin to fix that problem?

Supposedly, I am a racist for saying teen pregnancy, absentee fathers, and a lack of education are in large part responsible for the economic woes of black Americans. I guess it's easier to blame other people than it is to fix your own problems.

Faking it

Here is the hospital capacity being put out by Osceola County Emergency Services:

Total up the 5 hospitals' total capacity, and you get 10,351, just as shown in "Total Regional Bed Status." Total up the full beds and you get 8,853 filled beds. The chart claims 9,797 filled beds. Where did the 'extra' 944 patients come from? If the local authorities can't even tell us how many people are in the hospital, then how can they tell us anything about COVID?

Orders written by morons, or is it intentional?

A number of municipalities and counties in Florida have issued executive orders that require citizens to wear masks because COVID. They appear to be unenforceable. Let me explain. First, there is the city of St Petersburg's order, (pdf warning) which reads:

Effective Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at 5:00 PM, the following requirements regarding the use of face coverings in places of public assemblage will go into effect :
(a) "Face covering" means (i) a cloth face covering that covers the mouth and nose, as described by applicable guidance from the CDC, or (ii) any equivalent face covering . A face covering may be store-bought or homemade .
(b) Except as provided in section 5, any person who is 18 years of age or older shall wear a face covering while in a place of public assemblage. That face covering must (i) be worn in a manner that covers the face and nose; (ii) remain affixed in place without the use of  the person's hands; and (iii) otherwise comply with CDC guidance for wearing such a face covering.
(c) If a person is under the age of 18, that person's use of a face covering is left to the discretion of that person's parent, guardian, or accompanying adult. Applicable guidance from CDC states that a face covering is not appropriate for babies or children under the age of 2.
(d) This section does not require or allow a person to wear a face covering in a manner that violates Florida Statutes chapter 876. 
Taking a look at (d), let's go ahead and see what the applicable parts of 876 have to say:

876.14 Wearing mask, hood, or other device on property of another.No person or persons over 16 years of age shall, while wearing a mask, hood, or device whereby any portion of the face is so hidden, concealed, or covered as to conceal the identity of the wearer, demand entrance or admission or enter or come upon or into the premises, enclosure, or house of any other person in any municipality or county of this state.

So unless I have the written permission of a property owner, I am prohibited from wearing a mask. That one clause makes the entire executive order unenforceable. 

Let's look that the one for Orange County (including Orlando). (pdf warning) That order reads (in part):
This Order does not apply to employees and patrons of first response, government, healthcare or medical, veterinarian, shelter or rehabilitation, childcare, utility providers, construction, or transit agencies.
Everyone in the county is a patron of government or utility providers, and therefore the order does not apply to them. 

This is either being done on purpose, or the people who are writing the orders are complete morons. I lean towards it being on purpose, because I can buy one order being written by idiots, but I cannot believe that there is not one single competent adult amongst all of the people writing these orders.

(Edited to correct statute)


Friday, June 26, 2020

One more gone

Valkyrie Arms, manufacturer of firearms in Olympia, Washington, has shut down this morning, citing health reasons. Who is John Galt?

Thursday, June 25, 2020

be careful what you wish for

People want the cops to stop enforcing the law. So the cops stop. Now they complain that the cops aren't enforcing the law. If the police are defunded, this is what you get. 

Request for intelligence

Through a post at WRSA, we hear that Antifa is using 2 meter Baofeng handheld radios to communicate. The almost certainly are not licensed to use those, even though they are required to have at least a technician license.

We already know that the coup plotters of 2017 used the same method of communication.

My request:
Can anyone provide pictures of Antifa members with handheld transcievers?

If anyone is in the vicinity of Antifa operations and has the technical capabilities, can we confirm their use of the 2 meter band, or even intercept some of their communications?

Wednesday, June 24, 2020


A man in St Louis saw a group of firefighters eating at an Applebees. After 40 minutes of watching them, went outside to his car and then returned. On his way in, he bumped into waitress and said, "Things are about to get real up in here." The then opened fire at the booth, firing three shots that struck two people in the next booth and injured one of the firefighters, Arlydia Bufford. One of the two bystanders was killed, the other in serious condition.

Three shots in a crowded restaurant from a distance of , three hits- but two of the hits were from less than 5 paces.

At any rate, conditions are deteriorating.

For that reason, this is sound advice:

1 Avoid black neighborhoods or neighborhoods where black people congregate (even if you yourself are black)
2 Beware of your surroundings & don't sit with your back to the door
3 Avoid crowds and protests
4 Get a permit and carry a firearm
5 If things don't look right, leave
6 Keep your doors locked
7 Have a dash cam
8 If 'protesters' try to surround or stop your car, pull forward slowly while honking horn
9 If they try to enter or physically attack your car, floor it
10 If they break a window, attack you, or attack your family, defend yourself

Unintended Consequences

I was going through my bookshelves and saw that I have a hardcover copy of John Ross' Unintended Consequences. It is a fifth printing, First Edition copy in hardback. The dust jacket is missing, but it is in otherwise great condition. The only real flaw is where the used bookstore I bought it from wrote the price of $26.00 on the inside of the front cover in pencil. I must have bought this book at least 10 years ago, although I don't remember when.

I am not sure what it is worth, but the cheapest ones that Amazon has are over $200 each. I would like to read it again, but I don't want to devalue it by damaging it. I had no idea they were so collectible.

Computer failure

So Maryland clams that a computer failure is preventing them from doing background checks, and have instructed all firearms dealers to stop selling firearms until they fix the problem. I'm sure that this is only temporary and totally not an excuse to ban guns.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Oregon county issues face mask order for white people only

Health officials announced last week residents must wear face coverings in public settings where they may come within six feet of another individual who is not from the same household.

But people of color do not have to follow the new rule because of black men fitting the description of a suspect who has a face covering on.

New car

Renault and Ford have joined forces to create the perfect small car for women.

Mixing the best features of the Renault 'Clio' and the Ford 'Taurus,' they have designed the 'Clitaurus'. It comes in pink, and the average male car thief won't be able to find it - let alone turn it on - even if someone tells him where it is and how to do it.

Rumor has it though, that it leaks transmission fluid once a month, and can be a real bitch to start in the morning! Some have reported that on cold winter mornings, when you really need it, you can't get it to turn over.

New models are initially fun to own, but very costly to maintain, and horribly expensive to get rid of. Used models may initially appear to have curb appeal and a low price, but eventually have an increased appetite for fuel, and the curb weight typically increases with age.

Manufacturers are baffled as to how the size of the trunk increases as the vehicle ages, but say that the paint may just make it LOOK bigger.

This model is not expected to reach collector status. Most owners find it is best to lease one and replace it each year.


There are three ways to lie:

1 Tell a story that is 100% fabricated. This is the easiest way to get caught, because such lies and the people who tell them get tripped up by easily debunked parts of their tale, often when the story itself becomes contradictory. The only way for the liar to get away with this one is to keep the story short and impossible to verify or debunk by virtue of having few specific details.

2 Tell a story that is based upon a true story, or that has elements of the truth within it, but portions of the story that cannot be proved to be true or false. The true portions bolster the falsehoods. This is the most common type of lie. 

3 Tell a story that is 100% true, but tell it in such a way that the listener doesn't believe a word you are saying. This is the most difficult lie to tell because you ARE telling the truth. You just have to get the listener to tell the lie to himself.

With COVID, we are being sold a bill of goods. The powers that be have used all three of the methods above.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Black Lives (sometimes) Matter

In North Charlotte, North Carolina, there was a 'Juneteenth' party consisting of over 400 attendees on Sunday night. A pedestrian was hit by a car that fled the scene. Shots rang out while EMS crews were treating the injured victim, and this soon blossomed into a firefight between multiple attendees. Over 100 cases of multiple calibers were recovered at the scene by police. Two people were killed and 12 injured.

While EMS was attempting to treat the victims, they were attacked by the crowd. This is the reason why EMS wouldn't enter the scene in CHOP without the police securing it. 

There were over 400 people there, and no one saw a thing. Not one single witness will admit to seeing anything.

Protests? Not a one. Black Lives only matter if they can be used to advance a political cause.

Sunday, June 21, 2020


In medical circles, there is the infamous B52. A cocktail of 50mg Benadryl, 5mg of Haldol, and 2 mg of Ativan. It takes the fight out of any combative patient. There is even a morale patch.

Even Benadryl by itself is quite effective as a sedative.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Reasons to carry #1,482

This shopper wouldn't let six black men cut in front of him in line, so they waited for him outside. How is this not a hate crime? Because it is open season on white people. 

Why I shut down my Social Media

Voltaire once wrote: “To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”

BLM is now the strongest political force in the nation. Criticizing them will cost you everything.

The government has already ceded power to BLM. The Democrats:

The FBI:

The police:

BLM has learned an important lesson: Voting changes nothing. Using the courts changes nothing. However, rioting, looting, and arson gets you whatever you want. If you don't do what they demand, the will beat you, burn down your businesses, and occupy your cities. The war has already begun, and much of our government has already surrendered.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Shoot or no shoot?

You have 1/10th of a second to make the right decision, with your pulse at 160, while running, and a total adrenaline dump.
If you decide not to, and make the wrong decision, you lose your life.

If you decide to shoot and make the wrong decision, you will be tried, executed, and your family will lose everything that you have saved and worked for. Everyone related to you will suffer.

Chief is the latest term to be racist

Police Chief, Fire Chief, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Petty Officer. They are all racist terms.

Renaming products

Thursday, June 18, 2020

More woke stupidity

The University of Florida is now banning the chant "Gator Bait" as well as the famous "Chomp" because racism.

Due process

The Atlanta police officer (Rolfe) involved in the shooting there was fired without being investigated or suspended pending investigation.

One of my college degrees was in Public Safety Administration. To get this degree, I had to take classes on Administrative Law. One of the topics covered was employment law. Under the Constitution of the United States, the government cannot take any of a person's property without first allowing due process. There is a Supreme Court case that specifically addresses this situation. We were forced to write a research paper on the case. I am still in a recovery mode from our ransomware attack, so I cannot retrieve the file. The gist of it goes like this:

An employee of the government still has constitutional rights. If your employer (the government) wishes to deprive you of your employment, due process is required. This means that before the employee can be suspended without pay or terminated, there must be an investigation, and the employee is entitled to a hearing in front of the administrative authority (or his appointed representative) where that employee can bring representation, call witnesses, etc..

While the investigation is taking place and before the hearing, many employers do not want the disgraced employee out there in the public, so the employee is usually either assigned some sort of desk duty, or is suspended with pay, pending the outcome of the investigation and hearing.

That did not happen in this case. At the very least, Officer Rolfe has grounds for suing the department for damages, and perhaps will be given his job back, with back pay.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Atlanta PD pissed

Albuquerque arrest warrant

Here is the arrest warrant for the Albuquerque shooting, courtesy of Rebecca Lemick's Instagram feed.

COVID update

Here is the latest data for new COVID infections and deaths from the last 30 days.

Note that as the number of infections is rising, the number of deaths is falling. Of course, that isn't the case. The reason for the negative correlation is garbage data. That is, in the beginning, we were only testing people who were deathly ill, then it was only people who were symptomatic, and now we have moved on to testing people who are asymptomatic.

All this chart proves is that the people with less severe symptoms, and those without symptoms are more likely to survive.

The press is making a big deal out of the fact that the NUMBER of confirmed infections is climbing while ignoring the fact that the CFR is falling.

It appears that we were all (including medical personnel) bamboozled into thinking this illness was more serious than it was. I will admit it. I was fooled. My apologies to anyone that I wronged in my ignorance.

Chaz leaders arming the occupiers

This video shows how the leaders of CHAZ CHOP whatever are arming the occupiers of that area with various weapons. The people receiving them are obviously unfamiliar with firearms. I doubt that they can accurately put lead on target. Your preparations should be accelerated. Open warfare may begin at any time, with little to no warning.

In the background of the video, I saw at least three spots with good elevation and about a 250 yard straight shot down the street. I am willing to bet that none of the people in this video could reliably get return fire on target from 200 yards.


Tuesday, June 16, 2020

More preparing

So far this month, I have added an ACOG for 5.56mm, 250 rounds of 9mm, 100 rounds of .357 magnum, 250 rounds of .380ACP, and 2,000 rounds of 5.56 ammo to the stockpile.

If time is short I will be glad I did it. If it isn't, I will have some extra range ammo, if there is such a thing.

Back home

We left Houston and arrived home last night. There were some here who asked what I brought, so here it is:

One level 3A ballistic vest, and one level 4 vest
Active hearing protection (two sets)
Night vision goggles
2 Gas masks
Various holsters (OWB, IWB, Fanny pack)

Pepper Spray
M&P9C with three 18 round magazines loaded with 9mm 115gr +P.
M&P380 with three 8 round magazines loaded with 90gr Gold Dot HP
Skorpion EVO with three 32 round and one 20 round magazines with 9mm 135gr +P
AR-15 with four 30 round magazines loaded with Lake City 62gr Green tip, and one 30 round magazine loaded with 50gr Jacketed Hollowpoints.

Credit cards, $1,000 in cash
Cell phone
Portable HAM radio in 2m band, programmed for Houston area repeaters
First aid kit

My first aid kit is made using this kit as a base. Then I added:
2 Hyfin chest seals
1 Quik Clot Kit
2 CATs
1 Israeli battle dressing
A couple of single dose packs of Benadryl (Benadryl is useful for all sorts of stuff)

and all of it (except the CATs) fits into the pouch that the kit came in, and is attached to my body armor with MOLLE. There are all sorts of people that will tell you to carry IV equipment, BVMs, and all of that, but frankly, you don't need that stuff. There are plenty of studies that bear that out.

Try to control bleeding for 30 seconds. If you can't, but a TQ on it. Seal chest wounds with Hyfin. Insert a nasal cannula. That's it. You don't need to carry the entire hospital with you.

EDITED: In all, 68 pounds of gear. That wasn't counting clothes, food, etc. My brother thought I was nuts. I don't care. I was not going to travel 1100 miles from home during civil unrest while defenseless.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Open letter to the police

The police have no one to blame but themselves for the situation that they find themselves in right now. For years, instead of calling out the bad cops in their midst, they actively shielded and protected them. This created a real PR problem for the cops.

I generally support the police, but there are times when that support gets tested. I have had a few interactions with police officers in my life, not counting ones directly related to my job as a paramedic. I am a law abiding citizen, and the majority of those interactions were not positive ones.

In 2005, I had someone steal a check for over $200 from my mailbox, forge my name and deposit that check into his bank account. The number of the account that the check was deposited in to was printed on the back of the check, right below my forged signature, and right above the signature of the account holder. I went to the station to report the crime. I had a copy of the check. All the cop had to do was go to the bank, get the name of the account owner, and make the arrest. Anyone could have done it, it wasn't a hard crime to solve. The cops told me that they didn't have the manpower to solve a crime for such a small amount of money. On the way home, I passed 6 cops with cars pulled over, writing traffic tickets. So much for lack of manpower.

In 2001, I was pulled over for running a red light. When I informed the cop I was carrying, he threatened to kill me.

In 2000, my car was broken into: my stereo, radar detector, cash, and other items totaling about $600 were stolen. The crime scene investigator came out and took fingerprints. They got a hit, gave me the name of the person and asked me to sign a paper saying that this man did not have permission to be in my vehicle. A month later, I was told that the criminal would not be arrested because the crime was too minor to waste resources on.

I once had a police supervisor tell me that silencers and machine guns were illegal. I offered to bring in NFA items and the proper paperwork, so the cops could be trained to recognize and know the law. They refused.

At the same time, we hear of cops having traffic citation quotas that they need to meet in order to get raises. Cops are the collections department of a $10 billion industry whose job it is to extort money from the public.

We hear of cops getting out of DUI arrests, even while driving department issued vehicles.

We hear of retired cops getting in arguments with people for using cell phones in a movie theater, killing the other person, and getting away with the murder.

On duty cops murdering handcuffed prisoners by putting a gun to their head and pulling the trigger and getting away with it.

There are the bad cops who are caught on video threatening to plant evidence on,  kill people, or simply like to harass people.

Gaming the constitution and using DUI checkpoints as an excuse to springboard into other searches.

The public watched as cops took cover behind housewives and their children during a shootout just six months ago. When called out on this, the reply is: "You’re demanding perfection in an imperfect world. Where should the cops have stood in that situation, right out in the open where they would have been shot? You’re confusing prudent behavior with suicide." Then they demand that we call them "heroes."

The cops have lied, planted evidence, killed people's dogs, police snipers have sniped people's wives and taunted them about it, shot victims who were seeking help, framed people, shot innocents, and have been caught framing and arresting black people, drop grenades into baby cribs and happily say that they would do it again, all the while they expect no one to be angry about that.

The police have had a real image problem for years. It is no surprise that when the crap hits the fan, many people are willing to watch them fry. What is happening right now is a direct result of the mindset that police have had- the US-versus-THEM, "thin blue line" horseshit that they have been following. Now they are paying for it, and the law abiding citizens will, too. You have lost the support of much of the public, and you have no one to blame but yourselves.

I have been saying for years that police need to police their own. They didn't. So now we are all going to pay for that. The first thing the police need to do is what they should have been doing all along- getting rid of the douchebags within your own ranks. Prove to us that police deserve the powers they have been given. If you don't, then there will continue to be a massacre of police department budgets nationwide.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Lake City Green Tip

There is a company offering 1,000 round cans of XM855 Lake City green tip,on stripper clips for $440. This ammo is particularly hard to find right now.

Other than being a purchaser, I have absolutely no relationship with this company.


One of the things that an attempted insurgency must do is drown out any message that is contrary to their own. The signs that this is happening are becoming more and more evident. People's jobs are being destroyed over perceived racism. We have been seeing that for at least a year with the stints in FB jail. The insurgents have been doxxing people and destroying their businesses and careers for any possible statements they may have made, even if the statement was made years ago and wasn't out of the mainstream at the time it was made.

For that reason, I have deleted my social media presence. This blog is all that remains, and if things get much worse, that will be deleted as well. I know this may seem like an overreaction, but let me quote the Guide to Analysis of Insurgency, and you can tell me where you think we are right now. First, there is the:

Preinsurgency Stage
A conflict in the preinsurgency stage is difficult to detect because most
activities are underground and the insurgency has yet to make its presence
felt through the use of violence. Moreover, actions conducted in the open
can easily be dismissed as nonviolent political activity. During this stage,
an insurgent movement is beginning to organize: leadership is emerging,
and the insurgents are establishing a grievance and a group identity,
beginning to recruit and train members, and stockpiling arms and supplies.

Then the insurgency advances to:
Incipient Conflict Stage
A struggle enters the incipient conflict stage when the insurgents begin to
use violence. Often these initial attacks provide analysts the first alert to
the potential for an insurgency. The target government, however, frequently
dismisses insurgent actions as the work of bandits, criminals, or terrorists,
which increases the risk that the government will employ counterproductive
As the violence increases, the insurgency enters:
Open Insurgency Stage
At this stage, no doubt exists that the government is facing an insurgency.
Politically, the insurgents are overtly challenging state authority and
attempting to exert control over territory. Militarily, the insurgents are
staging more frequent attacks, which have probably become more
aggressive, violent, and sophisticated and involve larger numbers of
fighters. As the insurgency becomes more active, external support for the
belligerents probably becomes more apparent, if it exists..
An insurgency at this stage often progresses from undermining state authority to displacing and replacing it. Insurgents may develop a “shadow government” that mirrors state administrative structures and may establish “no-go” areas where government representatives have been driven out and where only large formations of security forces can operate.
It is my feeling that the insurgency entered the Incipient conflict stage during the 2016 elections, when Antifa began using violence as a means to influence the political arena. I also believe that now we are beginning to enter the open insurgency stage, with the insurgency beginning to declare "police free" zones.

At any rate, the doxxing and economic/personal destruction of anyone deemed to be an outspoken opponent to the insurgency will, in my opinion accelerate as the election approaches. This will eventually increase to the point of physical attacks. The economic, reputation, and legal attacks upon people will continue. Anyone deemed to be an enemy of the BLM movement will be destroyed financially, legally, and in the community. They will have their careers, reputation, and finances destroyed for any perceived weakness or wrongthink.

Of course, there is always the possibility that I am wrong and the violence will disappear after the election, but I believe it is enough of a possibility that I am beginning to take steps to secure my position.

I believe that, since hostilities have already been initiated in the large cities, that further hostilities are probable, and they will occur with little to no warning.

Restorative justice

We keep seeing things in the news about something called "restorative justice." The theory of restorative justice is that, instead of focusing on the behavior of the offender, it focuses on the effect of the offender's behavior. I like to call it, "no harm, no foul." This is a brand of discipline that has become quite popular in schools.

Let me explain: Suppose we have a person that is caught stealing $500. Under traditional systems, the offender would be punished with some sort of punitive measure like probation or prison. Critics of this system point to recidivism rates and rightly point out that the punishment is obviously not enough to deter repeat offenses. In these cases, the victim is out $500, the offender is not rehabilitated, and the public is out the cost of investigating the crime, conducting a trial, and administering the punishment.

Proponents of restorative justice propose to make the offender and victim sit down to discuss the issue, the offense, and why that offense is hurtful. Then the victim is reimbursed for any loss, and since there is now restitution, that's essentially the end of it.

Since many people have insurance, the proponents of restorative justice claim that the victim has been made whole, so all they have to do is explain to the offender why his behavior was wrong, and all is well.

This is codswallop. The victim hasn't been made whole. The fact that he, and the rest of society, must maintain insurance against the poor behavior of offenders makes all of society into the victim. This entire theory of justice was born out of the "broken window" fallacy.

The broken window fallacy was first expressed by the 19th-century French economist Frederic Bastiat.

In Bastiat's tale, a boy breaks a window. The townspeople looking on decide that the boy has actually done the community a service because his father will have to pay the town's glazier to replace the broken pane. The glazier will then spend the extra money on something else, jump-starting the local economy. The onlookers come to believe that breaking windows stimulates the economy. Of course that is incorrect, because even though the owner of the broken window is now whole, the entire community is now poorer by the value of the window.

This particular type of discipline, if one were to call it that, has been popular in education for some time now. Schools are out of control as a result. Student tells a teacher to Fu@k off? He gets a stern talking to, and a time out. Two students get in a fistfight in the classroom? Again, time out and a lecture on why fighting is wrong.

As a result, there is no real deterrent effect on bad behavior. The offenders are operating in a nearly risk free environment: If they don't get caught, they keep their ill gotten profits. If they DO get caught, they endure a brief lecture on why their behavior harmed others, then are free to try again. The schools are out of control with fights, drugs, weapons, and theft. We teachers are by state law asked if we feel safe on campus. The answer is, no I do not.

This is insanity, and can have only one result: the collapse of society.

THAT is what the people advocating restorative justice are missing: They do not recognize that some people simply don't care about hurting others. They are projecting their own feelings of loving humanity onto criminals who simply view other humans as things to be exploited.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Building a wall

Antifa captures a city and declares it to be outside of the US. The first thing they did was build a wall.


I have been sitting here watching the crowds rioting and thinking how, if you are in the path of such an attack, how useful it would be to have a belt fed AR (essentially a SAW).

Then I watch the recent activities in Seattle and think how useful a bolt action rifle in .50 BMG would be if directed at the leader of a bunch of revolutionaries that have decided to liberate your neighborhood.

The problem is that the cost for them is the same, and I can only afford one in the short term, and even that means having to forego some other purchases I was planning.

Let's be honest, I am likely to not buy either.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020


We left Friday afternoon and made it as far as Mobile. We camped for the night in a relative's driveway. We left the next day around noon, and were able to set up camp before dark on Saturday.

My brother went in for his COVID test on Sunday and was admitted to the hospital once the test came back negative on Monday. Since no one but patients are allowed in, my wife and I will remain here in camp until he is discharged, hopefully by Monday the 15th.

It is a 15 hour drive back, and I plan on doing it in two days. Until then, not much to do beyond housekeeping and surfing the web. Every day, we cook, clean, and I dump wastewater. My wife is still attending virtual meetings for school, but mine ended yesterday. I don't have anything scheduled for the next two weeks.

We are here for my brother and his cancer treatments. My brother is the first friend that I had in my life, and I did not hesitate to agree to help him on this trip, once he asked.

Media spin on defunding

The press is busy trying to explain to us that "defunding" the police doesn't mean eliminating them, it means budget cuts. This is pure media spin. If you look up the group "8 to abolition" you will see exactly what they mean (highlights are mine):

Reject any proposed expansion to police budgets.
Reduce the power of police unions.
Until the police are fully defunded, make police union contract negotiations public.
Pressure the AFL-CIO to denounce police unions.
Withhold pensions and don’t rehire cops involved in use of excessive force.
Demand the highest budget cuts per year, until they slash police budget to zero.
Slash police salaries across the board until they are zeroed out.
Immediately fire police officers who have any excessive force complaints.
No hiring of new officers or replacement of fired or resigned officers.
Fully cut funding for public relations.
Suspend the use of paid administrative leave for cops under investigation.
Require police, not cities, to be liable for misconduct and violence settlements.
Deplatform white supremacist public officials.
Abolish asset forfeiture programs and laws.

Many of these requirements are unconstitutional, but I am not sure they even know or care.

Monday, June 8, 2020

By the book

If you want to understand what is happening right now, simply read three publications from the US Government. The first is called "Guide to the Analysis of Insurgency" (pdf warning) and was written by the CIA. The second is called FM- 7-98 OPERATIONS IN A LOW-INTENSITY CONFLICT (also a pdf). The third is Annex 3-22, Foreign Internal Defense (pdf warning), specifically APPENDIX A: INSURGENCY AND COUNTERINSURGENCY

We are currently just beginning Phase 2 of the Insurgency of Socialists who are attempting to overthrow the government of the US. There are those who have criticized me for saying it, but the Socialists themselves are telling us that is exactly what they are trying to do, and I am going to take them at their word. Here is the definition of Phase I and II:

Phase I (pre-hostility or incipient phase) corresponds to infrastructure development
plus initial recruiting, organizing, training, and equipping of combat elements.
During this phase, insurgents may engage the government in open political
confrontations like public demonstrations, labor strikes, and boycotts. Insurgents
often establish secure base areas for military command elements and guerrilla
operations during this phase. Political-ideological cadres focus on indoctrination of
civilians and armed revolutionaries.
Phase II (guerrilla warfare phase) is the first level of armed violence. Irregular
forces engage in sabotage, interdiction of communication and logistics links,
assassination, and selective attacks against government forces. Insurgents expand
their secure base areas and, where possible, link them to form strategic enclaves
of political autonomy.

Now that the riots and violence have begun, things will continue to get sporty from here.

BLM are the law?

So we have been told for the past thirty years that we don't need guns, because the police are there to protect us. Now that the new Democrat platform is "get rid of cops," does that mean that gun control is now a dead issue? If not, then how are they going to enforce it?

The basic purpose of government is that it protect the citizens from attack. If a government cannot protect its citizens from crime, then they will turn to whomever will provide that protection. In this case, BLM is claiming that they will be the ones protecting the public. Nice little protection racket.

This is directly from the insurgency guide: Replace the government as the protector of the people, and it is much easier to overthrow that government.

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Southpark called it

Southpark predicted this five years ago.

Jewish riots?

This is what passes for reporting.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Minneapolis, 2021

The new Minneapolis Police Department, now that the city council is disbanding the old one.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Education isn't.

Teachers spent hours this past quarter trying to teach long distance. All of it was a waste of time. This is what the school districts of Florida are doing. Students who did nothing but go to the beach for the last three months are not paying any sort of price. They missed a quarter of the school year, but their diploma will look just like the students who actually worked. So students who spend the lockdown driving around the county doing drive by shootings will get the same grades as the ones who actually did what they were supposed to do.

Grantham said Alex Cole, an Informational Technology employee, created a program that will inspect each student’s grades. The program will replace the fourth nine weeks grade with the third nine weeks grade, if it dropped, automatically. The program will also recalculate the overall grade after grades were changed.

Education in this country is nothing but babysitting because that is what the parents want. Grades are supposed to reflect whether or not a student learned what they were supposed to learn. Giving them free grades, schools might as well close and just mail diplomas to everyone.


So it is OK to publish books about men molesting boys (complete with pictures) on Amazon, but don't criticize the Chinese about the Wuhan flu.


So when BLM gets their wish nationwide and there are no more police, what happens? Of course crime will skyrocket. Do you think that Americans will just sit there and do nothing? With no cops, there is nothing stopping me from making machine guns.

My gated community will look like a firebase in Vietnam.

Runner: "Sir, there is movement in the wire in sector 3. NODS show that it is more of those BLM scouts."

Neighborhood watch commander: "Blow claymore set 3A. Alert the QRF. Better yet, see if the duty sniper can get a shot without giving away his position. Does the OP on the south side see anything?"

Runner: "Nothing. Do you want to call the city safety patrol?"

Everyone: laughs

Ballot initiative for AWB in Florida struck down by State Supreme Court

Florida has a means of amending its Constitution through ballot initiatives. A special interest group hires some people to collect signatures in favor of a new amendment, and once enough people have signed, it is placed on the ballot. Should 60 percent of the voters on election day favor that amendment, it becomes part of the constitution.

This process was famously used to outlaw keeping pregnant pigs in pens, even though it later turned out that the small pens were needed to keep pregnant sows from trampling their young. The law only affected two farmers, who sued the state and at least one was awarded half a million dollars in damages.

Thanks to tricky wording, many voters in 2016 thought they were voting to approve casino gambling in Florida when they voted for an amendment backed by Disney and the Indian tribes, but instead voted to guarantee that we would never see casino gambling outside of an Indian reservation in this state, because any casino to be opened will now require approval of voters in a statewide referendum.

So there was an interest group that attempted to put an assault weapons ban on the ballot. Today, the state Supreme Court removed that initiative from the ballot. (pdf alert). The ban would have amended the state Constitution to add the following language:

 The possession of an assault weapon, as that term is defined in this subsection, is prohibited in Florida except as provided in this subsection. This subsection shall be construed in conformity with the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution as interpreted by the United States Supreme Court.
1) Definitions -
 a) Assault Weapons - For purposes of this subsection, any semiautomatic rifle or shotgun capable of holding more than ten (10) rounds of ammunition at once, either in a fixed or detachable magazine, or any other ammunition-feeding device. This subsection does not apply to handguns.
b) Semiautomatic - For purposes of this subsection, any weapon which fires a single projectile or a number of ball shots through a rifled or smooth bore for each single function of the trigger without further manual action required.
c) Ammunition-feeding device - For purposes of this subsection, any magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device for a firearm.
2) Limitations -
a) This subsection shall not apply to military or law enforcement use, or use by federal personnel, in conduct of their duties, or to an assault weapon being imported for sale and delivery to a federal, state or local governmental agency for use by employees of such agencies to perform official duties.
b) This subsection does not apply to any firearm that is not semiautomatic, as defined in this subsection.
c) This subsection does not apply to handguns, as defined in Article I, Section 8(b), Florida Constitution.
d) If a person had lawful possession of an assault weapon prior to the effective date of this subsection, the person’s possession of that assault weapon is not unlawful
            (1) during the first year after the effective date of this subsection, or
            (2) after the person has registered with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement or a successor agency, within one year of the effective date of this subsection, by providing a sworn or attested statement, that the weapon was lawfully in his or her possession prior to the effective date of this subsection and by identifying the weapon by make, model, and serial number. The agency must provide and the person must retain proof of registration in order for possession to remain lawful under this subsection.
Registration records shall be available on a permanent basis to local, state and federal law enforcement agencies for valid law enforcement purposes but shall otherwise be confidential.
3) Criminal Penalties - Violation of this subsection is a thirddegree felony. The legislature may designate greater but not lesser, penalties for violations.
4) Self-executing - This provision shall be self-executing except where legislative action is authorized in subsection (3) to designate a more severe penalty for violation of this subsection. No legislative or administrative action may conflict with, diminish or delay the requirements of this subsection.
5) Severability - The provisions of this subsection are severable. If any clause, sentence, paragraph, section or subsection of this measure, or an application thereof, is adjudged invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, other provisions shall continue to be in effect to the fullest extent possible.
6) Effective date - The effective date of this amendment shall be thirty days after its passage by the voters.

Great news, and advice needed

Last week, we were devastated with a Ransomware attack. Because of some key errors on my part, as well as the QNAP's Linux operating system requiring more expensive options for cloud backup, we didn't have a robust backup and lost nearly everything.

QNAP's malware cleaner identified the problem as the ech0raix ransomware. A second lab that I sent files to identified it as QNAP.encrypter ransomware. The ransomware explicitly targets QNAP products, so I contacted QNAP, and they were no help at all. I contacted several data recovery companies, and they all told me that there was nothing we could do.

 I did research on the ransomware and discovered what I suspected was a key flaw in how the ransomware operates. It encrypts the file and saves a copy with the ".encrypt" extension appended to the end of the file name, and then it deletes the unencrypted original file. Everything that I had read stated that the decrypting the encrypted files was impossible, but I once had software that allowed me to undelete Windows files even after a disk format, so why wouldn't the same be possible on a Linux system? Why try to decrypt a strongly encrypted file when you have an unencrypted file there just waiting to be recovered?

Since the two NAS servers (primary and backup) were RAID1 arrays, we had 4 copies of the entire system. We decided to see what could be done. We put three of the disks in the safe, and sent the other off to a friend that works in IT for a large company. He made a bit for bit copy, and then took that copy and tried to recover the deleted, unencrypted files.

He successfully recovered over 12,000 files. He recovered pictures, videos, Microsoft Office files, and PDFs. There were a few files that were infected and had to be destroyed. Some were damaged by being overwritten. He recovered more than 90% of what was on there.

The hard drives. He says that there is no guarantee that the malware isn't hidden somewhere on the drives to the point where even formatting won't get rid of it, and with the low cost of HDD now, we are going to replace all of them with new, out of the box drives. The NAS is probably going as well. QNAP's products are being targeted, and apathetic is the kindest thing I can say about them.

Everyone I talked to said it couldn't be done. Our friend didn't want payment, but we are giving him $500 for what work he did, even if I have to break into his car to hide it in the glovebox. We sent him a passport drive so he can put our recovered files on it. The directories were all lost, so we have some sorting and filing to do.

Now I do need advice from my readers. I am changing our file storage system here. I want to use a NAS for file storage but also backup. We are going to keep offline copies of everything through the use of periodic backups on disks that we will keep in the safe AND cloud backups. I want something that is easier to understand than having to do all of the workarounds that Linux requires and allows cloud backups at a lower cost than Linux. So here are my requirements:

1 Network drive with RAID capability,
2 Capable of periodic updates for security
3 Capable of running Antivirus software that doesn't cost an arm and a leg
4 Capable of automated cloud backups of either the entire drive, or selected directories
5 Cost less than $400 without hard drives

Does anyone know of such an animal?

FB Jail again

This morning, I went to comment on a page that was calling Trump a coward for heading to the bunker while rioters were trying to enter the White House. The comment would not post. It said "something went wrong. We are unable to process your request."

Then I tried other posts. I can't even comment on my own posts. I have received no notice from FB on why, or even if, I am banned, so I have no idea. 

BLM is saying looting is justified

According to the head of the BLM movement, we should empathize with the looters. After all, they can't afford nice things, so they need to steal them.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

California to collapse

BLM demanded that the LAPD budget be cut by 90%- to include laying off 90% of the police department. The Mayor so far has agreed to an immediate cut of 10%. More is coming. 

Crime in LA will skyrocket. If you have not yet left California, do so immediately. Once the cops are gone, collapse is soon to follow. 

BLM to be armed against cops.

BLM declares they will up the ante in the war that they have declared against police. Will this be like the last few elections, with the violence stopping after election day? Or is this the beginning?

For some reason, every time I link to the article about BLM declaring war on police, the link works for about an hour, and then begins getting a 403 error. Here is the link to cut and paste into your browser:



My son is now home from Harlem. As soon as he got off the plane, he proposed to his longtime girlfriend. He was the most dedicated bachelor I have ever seen. He is a bachelor no more.

I don't like Pelosi, either

Standing into danger

My brother had cancer. It is an extremely rare, extremely deadly form of leukemia. People with this form of cancer have a median survival time from diagnosis of 18 months. He was diagnosed last summer. He has been flying back and forth to Houston every two months for treatment.

The first phase of his treatment ended in February. Now he has to return to Houston every month for the next year to receive chemo. He reports to the hospital once a month, stays as a patient for five days, and then returns. The problem here is that he is immunocompromised and cannot fly because he is EXTREMELY susceptible to COVID. He can't even be near his family when he returns home, unless they want to be isolated, too.

So, he hatched a plan. He bought a 55 foot RV. He won't be able to drive it home to Florida from Houston, because the chemo will make him too sick to drive for long distances. Since the RV is so large, his wife can't drive it, so knowing my experience driving fire trucks, he asked me to drive it and him home.

So we leave on Friday for Houston, where we will arrive on Sunday. He will be admitted to the hospital on Monday morning, and will be staying there as a patient until Saturday morning. I will stay in the RV with my wife in the RV and then drive us home on Saturday the 13th. We expect to be home by Monday the 15th.

So watching the upcoming trip, there is a tropical storm headed that way. The funeral of George Floyd is going to be on Monday, less than 5 miles from the RV park where we will be staying. Normally, I would be far away from an event like this, but I have no choice but to be there in support of my brother.

The big advantage I have is that the RV is mobile. I can move if the riot or storm get near, as long as things don't cut off my escape route in a city I am unfamiliar with. My wife is nervous. My other advantage is that I am in an RV and can bring supplies. We will have gas masks, body armor, and weapons. It seems paranoid, but all I will have while I am over 1,000 miles from home is what I bring. I am thinking 2 handguns, a PDW, and an AR15. I will have 3 magazines for each handgun, and 5 magazines for each long gun. I will also bring LODS.

That should do it.

I am going to do my best to avoid, but I need to plan for everything.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Riots in Harlem

The nurses who volunteered to go to NYC to care for the people afflicted with COVID have been staying at the New Yorker Hotel in midtown Manhattan. There are charter buses that leave from the hotel every 12 hours from that hospital, transporting the medical personnel from the hotel to the various hospitals in the city. Shift change occurs, and then the bus returns to the hotel with the nurses who just went off shift.

That changed tonight. Rioters managed to stop the bus and attack its occupants. From one of the nurses who was there:
Our bus driver, Roger, was attacked last night by these despicable people. I’m the first that will respect every American’s right to peaceful protest. I’m seeing it firsthand the protest had been hijacked by Antifa and thieves. I’m headed home tomorrow due to this exact reason. I came here to help the people here during the pandemic and now having to leave due to riots. It's so disheartening to witness the lawlessness exhibited not by the protesters, but the groups(Antifa) hiding behind the peaceful protest. I can't and will never support their behaviors. 

My son is fine, he is not one of the people who rides that bus, and is not staying in that hotel. However, he is not happy at all with the situation, and is looking forward to getting out tomorrow. He has decided that he will not return. He told me the other night: "The way I have been treated makes me want to say, 'Fuck New York. I don't care if the entire city is dying, I don't want to come back.'"

This attitude is one I am beginning to see from all of my first responder friends.

Arrest report

Here is the entire arrest report for Derek Chavin, the Minneapolis police officer that is accused of killing George Floyd. I got this from the Law of Self Defense blog, written by attorney Andrew Branca. If you want to understand how self defense law works, his blog is a great resource. He does charge for access, but it isn't much. I will only include the complaint, I will not repeat Mr. Branca's professional opinion here.

When a criminal complaint is filed, every word is important. Read the complaint, and remember that it was written by the prosecutor. Most importantly, read the account of how Floyd was resisting arrest. That is something that was not seen in the video.

Antifa medical section

Antifa member cries "I don't want to lose my leg" as fellow members place a tourniquet on his leg after he was hit by a rubber bullet. It isn't even bleeding any more. This is what we would be fighting, if we had the balls.

Looks like Biden got his wish....Police should be trained to shoot them in the leg and not the heart.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Have they begin the attempted coup?

Hitler had the Brownshirts (Sturmabteilung) during his rise to power:

Mussolini had the Blackshirts (Milizia Volontaria per la Sicurezza Nazionale) to assist in his rise to power:

Lenin managed to overthrow the Russian government by declaring himself to be a Social Democrat. Rossiyskaya sotsial-demokraticheskaya rabochaya partiya (RSDRP)), also known as the Russian Social Democratic Workers' Party.

Now we see this:

The current troubles and riots are part of a well organized and well supplied campaign. There are over 20,000 National Guard Troops that have been activated.

The rioting is much worse than anything I have seen before, even the Rodney King riots weren't this bad. As near as I can tell, the last time there was nationwide rioting on this scale was in 1968. Has the Socialist uprising gone from cold to hot?

Minneapolis neck restraint policy:

Here is the Minneapolis Police Department's policy on the use of force as applied to neck restraints (applicable emphasis added in RED):

5-311 USE OF NECK RESTRAINTS AND CHOKE HOLDS (10/16/02) (08/17/07) (10/01/10) (04/16/12) 
Choke Hold: Deadly force option. Defined as applying direct pressure on a person’s trachea or airway (front of the neck), blocking or obstructing the airway (04/16/12) 
Neck Restraint: Non-deadly force option. Defined as compressing one or both sides of a person’s neck with an arm or leg, without applying direct pressure to the trachea or airway (front of the neck). Only sworn employees who have received training from the MPD Training Unit are authorized to use neck restraints. The MPD authorizes two types of neck restraints: Conscious Neck Restraint and Unconscious Neck Restraint. (04/16/12) 
Conscious Neck Restraint: The subject is placed in a neck restraint with intent to control, and not to render the subject unconscious, by only applying light to moderate pressure. (04/16/12) 
Unconscious Neck Restraint: The subject is placed in a neck restraint with the intention of rendering the person unconscious by applying adequate pressure. (04/16/12)

A. The Conscious Neck Restraint may be used against a subject who is actively resisting. (04/16/12) 
B. The Unconscious Neck Restraint shall only be applied in the following circumstances: (04/16/12)
  1. On a subject who is exhibiting active aggression, or; 
  2. For life saving purposes, or; 
  3. On a subject who is exhibiting active resistance in order to gain control of the subject; and if lesser attempts at control have been or would likely be ineffective.
C. Neck restraints shall not be used against subjects who are passively resisting as defined by policy. (04/16/12) 
D. After Care Guidelines (04/16/12) 
  1. After a neck restraint or choke hold has been used on a subject, sworn MPD employees shall keep them under close observation until they are released to medical or other law enforcement personnel. 
  2. An officer who has used a neck restraint or choke hold shall inform individuals accepting custody of the subject, that the technique was used on the subject.
So the MPD authorizes neck restraints. The only question is: Was Floyd actively or passively resisting? The policy defines that as well:

Active Resistance: A response to police efforts to bring a person into custody or control for detainment or arrest. A subject engages in active resistance when engaging in physical actions (or verbal behavior reflecting an intention) to make it more difficult for officers to achieve actual physical control. (10/01/10) (04/16/12)
Passive Resistance: A response to police efforts to bring a person into custody or control for detainment or arrest. This is behavior initiated by a subject, when the subject does not comply with verbal or physical control efforts, yet the subject does not attempt to defeat an officer’s control efforts. (10/01/10) (04/16/12)

Looking at the criminal complaint

Officers Kueng and Lane stood Mr. Floyd up and attempted to walk Mr. Floyd to their squad car (MPD 320)at 8:14 p.m. Mr. Floyd stiffened up, fell to the ground, and told the officers he was claustrophobic.MPD Officers Derek Chauvin (the defendant) and Tou Thoa then arrived in a separate squad car.
The officers made several attempts to get Mr. Floyd in the backseat of squad 320 from the driver’s side.Mr. Floyd did not voluntarily get in the car and struggled with the officers by intentionally falling down, saying he was not going in the car, and refusing to stand still. Mr. Floyd is over six feet tall and weighs more than 200 pounds.
While standing outside the car, Mr. Floyd began saying and repeating that he could not breathe. The defendant went to the passenger side and tried to get Mr. Floyd into the car from that side and Lane and Kueng assisted
I will leave that up to you to decide whether or not the above statement constitutes active or passive resistance. Either way, try to have an open mind and put yourself in the place of a jury.