'We Hope They Die' chanted protestors outside hospital

"Cultural poison"

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By Jim Bowman



No one other than the shooter is responsible for the gunfire ambush Saturday of two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies as they sat in their patrol car. But the same can't be said for the protesters who blocked the entrance to the hospital where the two are being treated, and chanted "we hope they die." The latter is a cultural poison nurtured by the left-wing anti-police movement sweeping the country.

The two deputies were "ambushed by a gunman in a cowardly fashion" in the Compton neighborhood, said Sheriff Alex Villaneuva at a press conference. The deputies hadn't been identified by name as we write this, but press reports say one is a 31-year-old mother and the other a 24-year-old man. Both have been with the department a little more than a year.


Policing reform is impossible amid a war on police. Mr. Garcetti and other mayors should abandon their cuts to law-enforcement budgets and express regular solidarity for cops on the beat. Without such a signal, police will continue to retreat from enforcing the law in crime-ridden neighborhoods, and those who suffer most will be the law-abiding in the likes of Compton and Flatbush.

Including in Oak Park, where a sort of appeasement is the norm.

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William Dwyer Jr.  

Posted: September 16th, 2020 10:31 AM

It's OK, Jeff. Drumpf made it clear last night that we're going to attain "herd mentality" eventually. I guess that means that we won't be immune, but at least we'll all be mental?

Jeffrey Smith  

Posted: September 16th, 2020 3:38 AM

With one exception (WDJr) reading this thread is like eavesdropping in Bedlam.

Bruce Kline  

Posted: September 15th, 2020 10:12 PM

Jim Coughlin. You're right. Rosebud is probably the best example of a movie MacGuffin... even better than the Maltese falcon. But as you point out Charles Foster Kane, was not the MacGuffin. Rather he was the whole focus of the film; just as Trump seems to be the whole focus of the election.

Jim Coughlin  

Posted: September 15th, 2020 8:41 PM

Is it fair to condemn the Tea Party and NRA for the 2016 murders of two police officers in Law Vegas? The people who committed that crime professed anti-government beliefs and identified as supporters of Clive Bundy. That standoff was fueled with calls for a revolution and the killers draped "Don't Tread on Me" banners over the bodies of the fallen officers. The murders in Las Vegas and Los Angeles were perpetrated by disturbed and cowardly individuals. Anyone who condones the senseless acts does not represent the effort to address justice and reform.

Gregg Kuenster  

Posted: September 15th, 2020 8:26 PM

One child grows up to be someone that loves to learn. One child grows up to be somebody you just love to burn. It's a Family affair. ---Sylvester Sly Stone--- 1969 So this frog goes to see Bank Officer Whack with a tiny porcelain elephant, about an inch tall, bright pink and perfectly formed. ... "It's a knickknack, Patty Whack. Give the frog a loan."

William Dwyer Jr.  

Posted: September 15th, 2020 7:45 PM

Hey Jim? If you're so concerned with "invective and ambush" here, go back and add it up since, say, Aug. 1. I'm way behind the curve.

Jim Coughlin  

Posted: September 15th, 2020 7:38 PM

"Rosebud" is probably the greatest example of a mcguffin in movie history, Bruce Kline. Film scholars have debated whether longing for the lost toy was the single motivating factor in how Charles Foster Kane chose to live his life. I believe that, like Trump, Citizen Kane lacked a moral compass and was driven by a compulsion to feed his ego with delusions of self-importance and a fear of rejection.

Jim Bowman from Chicago  

Posted: September 15th, 2020 5:02 PM

Addition to what I just said: Not that there's no room for invective and abuse. I even have an anthology of it which I cherish. But it's hard to pull off.

Jim Bowman from Chicago  

Posted: September 15th, 2020 4:57 PM

Joyce S. said, "Mr. Dwyer, sad you always resort to name calling . . . " Right on, Joyce! And Bill, it does nothing for your argument.

William Dwyer Jr.  

Posted: September 15th, 2020 4:26 PM

Well, Doc... at least you're no longer fixated on the tail end of my digestive system. Your therapist might call the "progress."

Bruce Kline  

Posted: September 15th, 2020 4:18 PM

Ramona, Mr. Biden is really history's first MacGuffin presidential nominee. As the great film director Alfred Hitchcock pointed out, a MacGuffin is an object, or device that is necessary to the plot and the motivation of the characters (in a movie), but otherwise insignificant, unimportant, or irrelevant in itself. Like the Maltese Falcon for instance in the eponymous film. In this case Mr. Biden is necessary to the presidential election but otherwise unimportant. Hey a potato could just as well take his place, since the essence of the story here is all about Trump ? or not Trump. What further proof does one need than picturing William's beet red face and neck veins in near burst mode as he furiously types out his unprecedented serial rants. It not about Mr. Biden at all. It's all about Trump. And Williams' near exploding head is proof.

William Dwyer Jr.  

Posted: September 15th, 2020 4:10 PM

Headline from that notorious left-wing rag, Forbes magazine: .. .. "Accused Killer Of California Cops Was Associated With Right-Wing 'Boogaloo Movement". .. . "The FBI announced Tuesday that Steven Carrillo, the U.S. Air Force sergeant who allegedly murdered law enforcement officers in California during protests earlier this month, was associated with the right-wing Boogaloo movement, and that Carrillo chose the timing of his attacks to 'take advantage of a time when this nation was mourning the killing of George Floyd.'" .. . . . "?last week NPR published a review of court documents of 51 individuals facing federal charges related to protests, and NONE (emphasis mine) is alleged to have links to the Antifa movement. Among all the cases brought by the Justice Department thus far, the only extremist group mentioned in court documents is the right-wing 'Boogaloo movement.'"

William Dwyer Jr.  

Posted: September 15th, 2020 3:30 PM

Yeahhhhh, I think you need to review the past couple months, Ms Siragusa. I was the one being referred to by various body orifices. And Ramona... really? I'm not upset at Drumpf using Russian jets and Russian actors in uniforms. I expect no less from him. The question is whether you have any problem with it. As for whatever that Hylton woman did - and she did not "speak" at the DNC, she had a few words in a pre-recoded video-I didn't watch most of the convention, and I'm voting for Biden and Harris, not her. Bad choice by the Dems, in my opinion, but I stopped counting the bad choices by the gutless Republican leadership a couple years ago. If that's all you got, it's pretty pathetic.

Joyce Siragusa  

Posted: September 15th, 2020 2:43 PM

Mr. Dwyer, sad you always resort to name a calling diatribe. And once again your assumption is incorrect. But then, we're used to that coming from you.

Ramona Lopez  

Posted: September 15th, 2020 2:02 PM

@ Mr. Dwyer, You are soooo upset over a picture. I wonder if you were just as upset when Donna Hylton was a speaker at the DNC. She was convicted of kidnapping, torture and murder in 1985. They burned him, crushed his testicles with a set of pliers and other things I can't say here. Its ok though, let's talk about a picture instead. Your selective outrage is laughable!!! No concern from you regarding Biden's 1994 crime bill? No concern from you regarding Biden's plagiarism? No concern from you regarding Biden's history of groping little girls? No concern regarding his inability to put a sentence together? Clearly, our options are this point are dumb or dumber. Just another reason why we need a 3 or 4 party system.

William Dwyer Jr.  

Posted: September 15th, 2020 12:07 PM


William Dwyer Jr.  

Posted: September 15th, 2020 12:07 PM

And, what, I wonder, do you, Joyce, and others on this comment board who support Drumpf and criticize Biden feel about the latest MAGA ad released Sept 11 that reads "Support Our Troops," but uses three Russian MIG-29s in the background? And comments on that? Concerns?

William Dwyer Jr.  

Posted: September 15th, 2020 12:01 PM

I assume, Joyce, that by "cancelling" my vote, you mean you're voting Drumpf. If so, I have to say, you whining about someone being sanctimonious and egotistical is a real hoot. In any event, I speak only for myself, no one else, and certainly not a village. I leave that sort of grandiosity to the guy you revere. You all just really hate hearing your echo chamber mindlessness interrupted. Too bad for you.

Joyce Siragusa  

Posted: September 15th, 2020 8:06 AM

Somewhat satisfying that my vote will cancel yours William. So sanctimonious and egotistical. You attempt to embody what Oak Park thinks....no even close.

William Dwyer Jr.  

Posted: September 14th, 2020 9:17 PM

I don't care about you getting your mind right, Doc. I just care about pointing out where you're wrong. And supporting a guy who is ON AUDIO TAPE telling the truth in private about the lies he's told American citizens publicly for months, that really does make you deplorable. In any event, see you at the polls, Doc.

Bruce Kline  

Posted: September 14th, 2020 8:15 PM

Jim. Don't worry. Two things. Since the death of Prof Irwin Cory, William has assumed the mantle of the world's foremost authority. Next, remember that line from "Cool Hand Luke?" You know "... cause you gonna get your mind right." Well that seems to be William's goal. He's on a mission (from God) to get your mind right (and all the rest of us deplorables as well).

William Dwyer Jr.  

Posted: September 14th, 2020 7:12 PM

You really are simplistic, aren't you Neal? I've explained myself. And I'm no apologist for the overreactions of the left. You, on the other hand, seemed primed to excuse the inexcusable from the right. So be it. Prattle on. See you at polls in November.

Neal Buer from Oak Park  

Posted: September 14th, 2020 6:55 PM

Three instances, really? BLM and Antifa have been rioting in Portland for over 100 days, or, in your view, they are probably white supremacists pretending to be anarchists. Get real!

William Dwyer Jr.  

Posted: September 14th, 2020 5:27 PM

Neal- there are at least three instances that I know of- and I haven't been looking for them- where while nationalists have been arrested and charged for violence and criminal damage to property- including arson- in an attempt to discredit BLM and others. So, yeah. It's quite possible. I wrote the One View I wrote not to undercut progressive movements, but because the stupidity of some on the left do more harm than good, and I want to see them heard and respected, not feared or disdained.

Nick Polido  

Posted: September 14th, 2020 4:54 PM

The use of systemic racism over and over and over again has it's consequences

Ramona Lopez  

Posted: September 14th, 2020 4:49 PM

Maybe not "sweeping the country", nonetheless extremely destructive: https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN10R0AL https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN2613LG https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0HD2DK20140918 Wait, I forgot. All these fires are due to climate change, not arson and gender reveal parties.

Neal Buer from Oak Park  

Posted: September 14th, 2020 3:52 PM

Sharpton then incredibly, attempted to plant the seed that the person who shot the cops at point-blank in the heads, could have been a set up to make BLM look bad, saying: "Some I suspect, in my own way of thinking, could be planted in order to hurt us because they are so extreme from our position."

William Dwyer Jr.  

Posted: September 14th, 2020 3:43 PM

Get used to criticism, Jim. The tired dreck coming from the reactionary right will be increasingly challenged. Your beliefs are simply unreasoning. That's a shame; you're a highly intelligent man who for whatever reason refuses to consider al the facts at hand. I'm happy to stand opposed.

Jim Bowman from Chicago  

Posted: September 14th, 2020 3:25 PM

What garbage, Bill.

William Dwyer Jr.  

Posted: September 14th, 2020 3:05 PM

What garbage, Jim. This sick movement is NOT sweeping the country. And whether you like it or not, people like Al Sharpton again this morning, denounced such sentiments in emphatic and unequivocal terms. Something the current president has never done as regards the right wing violence that is, in fact. "sweeping the country."

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