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Adam Carolla & Tucker Carlson On Causes Of CA Homeless Crisis, Why Laws Are Unequally Enforced

“What changed is we started to mistake the discipline of the rule of law for being mean. This sort of like, don’t be mean,” Carolla said. “‘Don’t take that homeless guy. Why are you making him go here or why are you arresting him or why are you incarcerating him or why are you putting him in this facility?'”

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  • Julie February 11, 2020, 10:08 AM

    There’s a nice little Italian restaurant down around the corner from where I live, been a local institution for a couple of decades. The parking lot isn’t the greatest, though, it’s a little tough to get in and out of even when there’s hardly any traffic. Anyway recently they had problems with people setting up food stands in their parking lot, next to the street, to the point where their customers couldn’t get into the restaurant in the evenings. When they complained and tried to get the street vendors to move, the vendors doubled down and invited even more friends to set up stands.

    On the plus side, I think the police finally did do something about it, but for a while I’m sure the restaurant owners were feeling pretty damn helpless and hopeless. Rule of law has broken down; there’s no punishment for actual criminals, just for the law-abiding who try to live rightly.

  • jwm February 11, 2020, 10:55 AM

    I am right in the middle of exactly what Adam is talking about. The insanity is palpable here.
    We had a “homeless camp” grow in one of our city parks. One of the city council members called in the homeless advocates to threaten lawfare on the city if the city tried to get these bums out.
    These bums aren’t unfortunates, down their luck. For the first time in my life I’m seeing jobs go begging around here. They are a new sort of feral sub culture. They are terminal losers who have learned that there is waste enough, and space enough to survive on scavenging, shoplifting, and bicycle theft as long as you don’t mind living in filth. And if you got SSI, you can spend your check on heroin, or meth, and rest assured that some local church will feed you. These are junkies, tweakers, and criminal transients. They have learned quite well that the cops won’t do shit, and the city can’t.
    Corolla hit the nail on the head about the terminally nice. The next door app is an endless pissin’ match between the bleeding hearts and those of us who would like to have our park back. Believe it or not the same pissin’ match goes on over the infestation of urban coyotes (the four footed kind) They have great pity for these predatory varmints. None for those who find their beloved cat or small dog torn to pieces in the back yard.

    JWM

  • captflee February 11, 2020, 1:35 PM

    Ace has been on a roll for a while now. As the background for the interview shows, he has a serious interest in (and a serious collection of) tin top road racing machinery, especially those previously driven/owned by P.L.Newman. Over the last few years he has done three very good documentaries about racers and racing, and was also involved with Dennis Prager on “No Safe Spaces”, so he’s been pretty damned productive. Not bad for one of those ignorant blue collar types…

  • Auntie Analogue February 11, 2020, 2:27 PM

    The elephant in Carolla & Carlson’s room is the word that captures what they’re talking about: anarcho-tyranny.

    If you’re new to that word, please feel free to Duck Duck Go search it.

  • ghostsniper February 11, 2020, 5:21 PM

    “anarcho-tyranny” refers to armed dictatorship without rule of law, or a Hegelian synthesis when the state tyrannically or oppressively regulates citizens’ lives yet is unable to enforce fundamental protective law.
    =========

    When I (frequently) mention that we now live in a criminal society your eyes glaze over. Come on, admit it. The creep has been so slow and comprehensive most people are unaware of the chains they placed around their own necks.

    You have a preconceived notion of what a “criminal society” looks like, probably because of your exposure to hollywood, so the reality of the “criminal society” is not obvious to you. More and more people, however, are quickly learning what a “criminal society” is capable of through direct victimization. It’s only a matter of time before it’s your turn.

  • Boat Guy February 11, 2020, 5:27 PM

    Wow, ghost. Spot On. Anarcho-tyranny is EXACTLY what’s going on there.

  • Auntie Analogue February 11, 2020, 6:12 PM

    Here’s anarcho-tyranny defined by Sam Francis, the man who coined the term:

    “This is precisely the bizarre system of misrule I have elsewhere described as ‘anarcho-tyranny’—we refuse to control real criminals (that’s the anarchy) so we control the innocent (that’s the tyranny).”

    This is seen in the various “decarceration” bills, in cities’ refusal to arrest or prosecute turnstile jumpers and the so-called “antifa,” in sanctuary cities’ refusal to cooperate with federal immigration authorities and those cities’ release of illegal alien criminals, and even in the federal authorities’ deliberate failure to enforce immigration law. Meanwhile, the government comes slamming down on you and me for the slightest misdemeanor, or for something that you or I say that does not meet with the approval of the ruling class or its pampered protected class minions.

  • jwm February 11, 2020, 6:35 PM

    I’ll throw in again. There is, within blocks of my house, one of the aforementioned criminal transients literally living in a ditch by the railroad tracks. Been there over a year. His little camp is hidden from street view, but I ride or walk nearby often enough to see it. This pos is a full time bicycle thief. Every time I pass by there he’s hacking another new one. There is a huge pile of hacked bikes and parts outside his filthy hut. This afternoon I spotted another new one. This time it was a classic Schwinn. I collect and restore those. They are not cheap. Just made me see red. I have called the city police. They won’t do shit. That’s unincorporated county. Not their turf. I’ve called the sheriff. See city police. I’ve called the railroad. He’s on the water company’s property. I’ve called the water company. See city police. What surprises me is that no one. I mean NO ONE has taken it upon themselves to do anything about it. In another age and time, or maybe in another place, some local citizens might have “encouraged him to move on”. Maybe at gun point, or maybe with a few bruises. Not here. I have too damn many years under my belt to risk a slug out with someone half my age. I’ve had darker thoughts, but they’re all felonies. And what Corolla said about selective enforcement is spot on. I have just enough resources to be a juicy target for either the cops, or the criminals.

    JWM

  • TC February 11, 2020, 7:06 PM

    JWM–

    I hear it on good authority that a five gallon bucket of gasoline will take care of infestations like that.

  • jwm February 11, 2020, 7:46 PM

    Like I said, TC- you know.
    Felonies and all that. 😉
    JWM.

  • andre February 11, 2020, 10:19 PM

    I live in LA and I see it all the time, even in affluent areas. Our city council does nothing. I have called them on other matters, and they never get back to me. Never. Never. They are worthless, the city government is worthless. Most of the homeless are mentally ill/and/or addicted. There are some who just can’t afford LA, but the ones I have met are mostly in the drug category or mentally ill.

  • ghostsniper February 12, 2020, 4:11 AM

    Andre sed: “Our city council does nothing.”
    ==========
    Yet, SOMEBODY empowered them into position, who do you suppose that was?
    Was it YOU? Do YOU “vote” for any of these people or their competitors?

    People vote out of fear. Look at the last national election. People voted for Trump because they feared Klintin. They will vote for Trump again in the next one. Fear.

    At some point, probably in the 80’s, the fedgov became so large and intrusive voter ideal changed. No longer did voters vote for the “best guy” but rather the “lesser of two evils”. Been that way ever since, and the freedom of the citizens has constantly eroded. The only winners have been the criminal politicians themselves and the remora that surround them. The rest of us are left to our own devices.

    The democratic process has rendered most of the society intellectually incapacitated, unable to come up with solutions. Unfortunately the democratic process has no solution as the problems are inherent. At it’s heart democracy is a lie. It espouses the rights of the individual but places the citizenry in one big box – everybody’s the same. 35,000 citizens have 1 state representative that spends most of their time in DC divvying the spoils. The rep is detached, physically, and all ways, from the very people they are hired to represent. How can 1 person represent 35,000 anyway? They can’t, of course, but that is what the bottom tier of democracy is based upon, and nobody questions it. They just go along with it and “hope” it get’s better. It doesn’t. It ALWAYS gets worse.

  • Jeff Brokaw February 12, 2020, 5:43 AM

    Leftists don’t care what the results of their policies are, and when they make things worse as they always do, they just make up new lies to defer blame.

    It’s pathological. Creating your own reality is fun for awhile but how do you differentiate yourself from the mentally ill, the drunks and the druggies?

  • Jack February 12, 2020, 6:23 AM

    I’ve hunted since I was a kid and now that I’ve gotten old enough that I can’t go all that often, I explore aspects of hunting via websites and YT vids that kind of take me along.

    Couple of days ago I watched a vid where an old guy, like me, was shooting wild boars from a shooting house with .22 sub sonics and he was dropping them like flies. I’ve shot them from tiny North American Arms revolvers and they make no more noise than a soft, single cough. Works well for pests and a great little backup tool for dangerous places.

  • ghostsniper February 12, 2020, 7:14 AM

    blow gun with purple frog jizz on the point, takes em out silently in nanoseconds

  • Jack February 12, 2020, 10:23 AM

    But a blow gun is so hard to conceal! And where, pray, can I get a few squirt bottles of purple frog jizz? All I’ve seen around my house are garden toads. I’ll stick with North American Arms revolvers, I can hide one of those in the front of my tighty-whities and ya can’t even tell.

  • Jewel February 13, 2020, 8:50 PM

    My sister made the error of inviting a homeless man to stay the night at her house. He stayed far more than one night and threatened her if she tried to throw him out. She said that she couldn’t throw the bum out because of squatter rights laws or some such thing. So I looked up the exact law, and it said that a bum couldn’t be thrown out if he’d given some money for your trouble. I said, “Call the cops! He’s threatening you. He hasn’t paid you. OR….You could just invite all your friends to come and stay over in his space until he decides to leave.” Well, she called the police, and the bum threatened to kill her in front of the police, and how he’s squatting in jail.