Welcome to Sott.net
Mon, 18 Oct 2021
The World for People who Think

Society's Child
Map

Pistol

NYPD boss: Spike in violent crime is because of Democrats' bail reform laws

restuarant jewelry heist new york city own every dollar oed

The OED robbery ring's latest crime saw the group casing Pergola in NoMad, Manhattan, at around 1.15am on Monday before a Manhattan officer fired at the suspected crooks
Led to 'drastic reduction in incarceration levels'

NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea says criminal justice measures passed by the Democratic-dominated state legislature are to blame for the increase in violent crime in New York City

New York City's top cop blames bail reform laws enacted by the Democratic-dominated state Legislature for the spike in violent crime, including Monday night's gun battle between NYPD officers and a gang of suspected jewelry thieves.

NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea blamed the 'drastic reduction in incarceration levels' for several high-profile incidents of gun violence throughout the five boroughs. Shea was reacting to the incident from early Monday morning in Manhattan's Flatiron District, where an NYPD officer fired at suspected members of a violent gang dubbed Own Every Dollar as they cased a high-end restaurant.

NPC

IMDb appears to rig terrible Fauci movie scores, gets caught after forgetting big detail

fauci movie imdb
© IMDb
The gatekeepers of movie reviews want us to believe that the new documentary featuring Dr. Anthony Fauci wasn't all that bad.

As it turns out, they're even willing to lie about how audiences are responding to what looks like a failure among all age demographics.

According to IMDb, the movie Fauci is "a glimpse into infectious disease specialist, Dr. Anthony Fauci who has led the U.S. fight against every epidemic the country has faced from AIDS to SARS to Ebola, and the ongoing COVID-19."

Handcuffs

Appeal after viral video shows two men dressed as police officers trying to enter London home

impersonating police
© Scotland Yard
Scotland Yard are investigating after a viral video appeared to show two men impersonating police officers to try and enter a home in east London.

Responding to the clip on Thursday, the Metropolitan Police issued a statement saying they are aware of the footage "circulating on social media filmed in east London appearing to show two men impersonating police officers".

In the video, filmed by what seems to be one of the property's residents, two men can be seen dressed in clothes that resemble police uniform and standing in the doorway of a flat.

Snakes in Suits

Amazon India reportedly copied sellers' products and rigged search results

amazon
© Thorsten Wagner/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Amazon's India division engaged in a systematic campaign of copying items sold by third-party sellers and then manipulated search results to favor its own products, according to a Reuters report Wednesday that cites internal documents.

In a 2016 document, titled "India Private Brands Program," Amazon's private label team in India detailed how it would review sales and customer review data to identify "reference brands" to replicate, according to the article.

In one case, Amazon employees noticed an uptick in returns of a shirt made by one of its private-label clothing brands due to sizing issues, Reuters said. The team reportedly found an outselling brand and revised the fit of its shirt to match that brand's measurements.

Amazon teams in India also worked to boost the company's private label products in search results, using a technique called "search seeding" and "sparkles," according to Reuters. "Search seeding" allowed Amazon to ensure that new products were the second or third result in search queries, while "sparkles" are banners that are located above search results, Reuters reported.

Brick Wall

Leaked Border Patrol docs show mass release of 160,000 illegal immigrants into US by Biden administration

texas migrants
© Reuters / Adrees Latif
The Biden administration is releasing enormous numbers of migrants into the U.S., often with little to no oversight

At least 160,000 illegal immigrants have been released into the U.S., often with little to no supervision, by the Biden administration since March - including a broad use of limited parole authorities to make more than 30,000 eligible for work permits since August, Border Patrol documents obtained by Fox News show.

The documents give a partial snapshot into how the Biden administration has been releasing enormous numbers of migrants into the U.S., often with little to no oversight, supervision or immediate risk of deportation.

Comment: This is basically a form of population transfer. The US government practiced such on Vietnam, Central America, Yugoslavia, and the Middle East. And now it's doing it to Americans! The New York Post adds:
Nearly 40,000 illegal immigrants have been released since Aug. 6 on their own recognizance, including 128 single adults let go in a single day near Del Rio, Texas, without being required to wear an ankle monitor or tracked by phone as part of the "Alternatives to Detention program."

While immigration officials usually grant a handful of cases parole, Scott claimed the Biden administration is wielding it more broadly, including giving parole to thousands of Afghans as part of Operation Allies Welcome, the Afghanistan evacuation operation.
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck . . . .Tucker called it in February, 2021:




Red Flag

Father arrested at a school board meeting in Loudoun, Virginia alleges his daughter was sexually assaulted in school bathroom

Scott Smith
© Evelyn Hockstein / Reuters
Scott Smith being arrested on June 22
A father who was arrested at a school board meeting in Loudoun, Virginia has come out and revealed that his daughter was brutally sexually assaulted at her school by a male in the girls' washroom.

On June 22, Scott Smith was dragged out of a Loudoun County school board meeting by police after getting into a vocal altercation with board members over the proposed policy that would enshrine the ability for students to use whatever bathroom they choose.

The scuffle was caught on tape and went viral shortly after, showing Smith being pulled from the venue in cuffs with a bloody lip. Smith was ultimately charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

But disturbing new details are emerging as Smith has come forward to explain what happened that day, and accuse the Loudoun County school board of ignoring his daughter's sexual assault in a girls' restroom at her school.

Bad Guys

Army deployed amid street fighting in Beirut after unidentified sniper fire kills port blast protesters

Lebanon soldiers
© REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir
Army soldiers patrol after gunfire erupted, in Beirut, Lebanon October 14, 2021
Armored vehicles have rolled into Beirut as the Lebanese capital descended into chaos, with crowds led by Hezbollah and Amal groups demonstrating against Tarek Bitar, the lead judge of the port blast investigation.

Beirut resembled a warzone on Thursday as the army deployed armored vehicles to a divided area of the city where deadly skirmishes erupted following an attack on a protest. The army declared that the troops would fire at any armed individuals on the capital's streets.

The Lebanese army deployed a range of armored vehicles, including tanks and trucks with mounted machine guns. Sources on the ground suggest the troops have moved toward a building from which militants are allegedly based.

Comment: More reporting from journalist Richard Medhurst:



It's unclear who instigated the gunfire, but we do know that hijacking protests to further regime change agendas, or to simply sow chaos, has been a common tactic of the West & its allies, such as Israel, we also know that the catastrophic explosion at Beirut's port back in August - notably the reason for the protest - was incredibly suspicious, and even had writers at Forbes asking 'Was Israel responsible?'

Lebanon has been suffering blackouts and hyperinflation of its currency amidst political turmoil, and for those forces pursuing a nefarious agenda the situation was ripe to be taken advantage of: Lebanon's Crippling Financial Crisis


NPC

'Hate speech': Instagram removes post highlighting male advantage in sports

instagram hate speech
© Twitter / @SwipeWright
Instagram removed a biologist's post which highlighted the male biological advantages in certain sports, classifying it as 'hate speech' and refusing appeal attempts.

Colin Wright, an evolutionary biologist and the managing editor of Quillette, claimed on Tuesday that the social network had taken down his post referencing a "peer reviewed paper showing male advantage in certain sports activities."

"They are not giving me the option to appeal their decision, and the post says it has already been 'reviewed,'" Wright added, calling Instagram's decision "very concerning."

Snakes in Suits

Katie Couric admits to editing out Ruth Bader Ginsburg's harsh comments on kneeling during the national anthem

Katie Couric and Ruth Bader Ginsburg
© Yahoo News
Katie Couric and Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Katie Couric has admitted that, in a 2016 interview, she withheld Ruth Bader Ginsburg's harshest comments on kneeling during the national anthem.

The editing was done in an effort to "protect" the late Supreme Court justice, Couric wrote in her memoir, which was obtained by The Post. She revealed in "Going There," which is out Oct. 26, that she felt that Ginsburg, who was 83 at the time of the interview, may not have totally gotten what Couric was asking her, as first reported by the Daily Mail.

She "was elderly and probably didn't understand the question," Couric explained in the 500-page scorched-earth biography in which no colleague, ex-boyfriend or acquaintance is safe from the former "Today" host's brutal score-settling.

Flashlight

CNN's Sanjay Gupta goes on Joe Rogan's show to turn him on to vaccines, gets grilled about his network's 'horse dewormer lies'

Joe Rogan and Sanjay Gupta

Joe Rogan and Sanjay Gupta
CNN's row with Joe Rogan over his use of Covid-19 treatments took a twist on Wednesday when the network's chief medical correspondent went on Rogan's podcast and was confronted about the network's 'lies'.

Popular American podcaster Joe Rogan is a Covid vaccine skeptic and used an unproven therapeutic regimen when he contracted Covid-19 in late August. Among other things, he took the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin. CNN reported that he used "a horse dewormer," which he insists is a lie, since he took the version of the drug for human use after it was prescribed by a doctor.

On Wednesday, the podcast host had the opportunity to raise the issue with CNN' top medical reporter, Sanjay Gupta, who was not able to defend his network's 'horse dewormer' claims.

"They shouldn't have said it was horse dewormer," Gupta readily acknowledged, seemingly eager to change the topic. But Rogan persisted.