Friday, July 21, 2017

Between 2009-2016, Taxpayers Shelled Out $447 million to Pay Medical Bills for Almost Entirely Nonwhite Victims of Nonwhite Gun crime in Chicago

The 2nd Amendment was never intended to protect the right of nonwhites to "keep and bear arms."

A simple consultation of the Naturalization Act of 1790 will make quite clear who the founding fathers intended to be citizens of the United States and just whom the Bill of Rights protected. 

Which brings us to the dystopia of 2017 Chicago. Second City Confidential: The Black Experience in Chicago tells the story of the black contribution to Chicago, but a shocking new study of the cost of almost exclusively black (and brown) gun violence in the city shows just why we need to revert back to the founding fathers original intentions of both citizenships and who was covered by the Bill of Rights. 
Realistically, outlaw nonwhites from private firearm ownership (as founding fathers intended) and make the punishment for nonwhites possessing an illegally obtained firearm life in jail or worse


Taxpayers (largely white taxpayers) shelled out "$447 million to treat some 12,000 documented victims of gun violence in the city [almost all black or brown people] between 2009 and mid-2016." [The bill for treating a gunshot wound: $21,000 for the first 35 minutes, Chicago Tribune, July 21, 2017]:


The charges started racking up the moment Annette Johnson arrived at Mount Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound to her left forearm. 
Doctors sliced open Johnson's arm and installed a $500 metal plate to shore up her shattered ulna, securing it with numerous bone screws that cost $246 apiece. There were morphine drips to quell pain, tetanus shots to prevent infection, blood screens and anesthesia. 
For both Johnson and Leyva, just two of the thousands of gunshot victims in Chicago every year, the first hours and days of their hospital treatment were only the start of what would be costly recoveries that continue to this day. 
Still, the bills for their initial treatment were staggering. In his first 35 minutes at the hospital, Leyva had racked up $21,521 in charges, and by the time he was released three weeks later the bill totaled more than $157,000. For Johnson, who spent barely 24 hours at Mount Sinai, the hospital charges approached $27,000. 
An unprecedented analysis of state data by the Tribune reveals that the initial medical costs for treating Chicago gunshot victims like Johnson and Leyva add up to tens of millions of dollars each year. And those costs are rising. 
The data — obtained by the Tribune after months of negotiation with public officials — show that Chicago-area hospitals billed more than $447 million to treat some 12,000 documented victims of gun violence in the city between 2009 and mid-2016. 
And even that figure represents just a fraction of the total billed. While the hospitals charge for room and board as well as equipment and drugs, the surgeons, anesthesiologists and other medical professionals who treat gunshot victims in emergency rooms across the city typically bill separately. 
The data show that the victims who bear the physical and emotional scars of being shot live mostly in economically depressed and racially segregated neighborhoods. 
But the financial burden of caring for survivors of gunshot wounds extends well beyond neighborhood boundaries, according to the Tribune analysis. 
In fact, patients who live in poverty and are insured through the publicly funded Medicaidand Medicare programs account for nearly half of the costs analyzed by the Tribune. 
Dr. Amir Vafa, chief of trauma surgery and critical care at Mount Sinai, said the violence has ripple effects that touch on every aspect of the city in some way regardless of where it happens. 
"It is not a 'me' or a 'you.' It's an 'us,'" Vafa said in an interview at the hospital, which serves largely black and Hispanic neighborhoods on the city's West Side. "We are all in this together. The reality is the entire fabric of society is connected, right? Nobody lives in an absolute bubble." 
Taxpayers' burden 
Putting an accurate price tag on what it costs to treat all victims of gun violence in Chicago is nearly impossible. Hospitals aren't required to note whether they've treated victims of firearm assaults, and the powerful gun lobby has successfully stifled research on gun violence at the federal level. Privacy laws also limit the types of data that the government is willing to release. 
The data released to the Tribune represent more than 11,800 patient visits involving gunshot victims in Chicago, only an estimated two-thirds of the known shooting victims during the 7 1/2-year time frame studied. 
The figures also don't reflect the amount ultimately paid by patients or taxpayers — a fraction of what the hospitals billed.  
Private insurance companies negotiate payments based on treatment, and patients who pay out-of-pocket or have no insurance also can negotiate. Medicaid and Medicare pay using a set fee schedule for procedures and hospital stays. 
All together, the Tribune conservatively estimated that hospitals typically get paid about 30 percent of what they bill. 
The data indicate that charges from area hospitals rose significantly over the 7 1/2-year span. 
Hospital charges in 2009 for patients admitted in Chicago totaled $41.6 million. In 2015, the last complete year of data, hospital charges added up to a combined $62 million. Many categories of charges contributed to that increase, including charges for operating rooms and anesthesiology, both of which more than doubled. 
Back in 2009, gunshot inpatients in Chicago averaged about $57,963 in charges for their hospital stay. Through the first half of last year, inpatients racked up $93,647 on average in hospital charges. 
Illinois' hospital charging data also indicate that inpatient stays grew longer, most likely a factor in the escalating charges. 
For each year since 2009, the average length of stay in a Chicago hospital for victims of a firearm assault hovered at about a week. For similar inpatients treated in the first half of 2016, the length of stay grew to more than nine days on average. 
The breakdown in the types of insurance used by hospital inpatients makes clear that the financial burden of the medical costs associated with gun violence often falls on taxpayers, not the victims. 
Nearly half of the amount for treating inpatients after a firearm assault was billed to taxpayer-funded Medicaid and, less often, Medicare. Less than one-quarter of inpatients were insured through commercial insurance or HMOs, and others either were self-pay or insured in some other way. 
The data are further confirmation of how skewed gun violence is along racial and socio-economic lines. Nearly two-thirds of the hospital inpatients treated for injuries suffered as a result of firearm assault were black males ages 15 to 44, the data showed.
Sorry Chicago Tribune, but the data doesn't "show that the victims who bear the physical and emotional scars of being shot live mostly in economically depressed and racially segregated neighborhoods."

It shows gun violence is almost exclusively committed in areas devoid of white people, and that in areas devoid of nonwhites, there is almost no gun violence. 

And yet, taxpayers (largely white taxpayers) shelled out "$447 million to treat some 12,000 documented victims of gun violence in the city [almost all black or brown people] between 2009 and mid-2016."

$447 million would pay for significant infrastructure improvements to the city of Chicago (making it a more attractive place for middle-class families), instead of being allocated to pay for the medical costs of nonwhites inability to stop shooting one another... all mind you, in the absence of white people.

This is just one city, a micro look at where nonwhite gun violence and the costs to medically care for nonfatal gunshot victims (as in Chicago, these are almost axiomatically nonwhite), are reaching fiduciary insanity.

Memphis, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Atlanta, New Orleans, Detroit, Milwaukee... we are talking in the billions each year of taxpayer money misappropriated to pay for the folly of 2nd Amendment rights being extended to nonwhites.

Never mind many of these nonfatal shooting incidents in Chicago involve an illegal obtained gun - only showing how superfluous strict gun laws are in stopping the proliferation of firearms by criminals - because our founding fathers were quite explicit upon who 2nd Amendment rights protected.

Just consult the Naturalization Act of 1790.

In the meantime, keep paying your taxes: medical bills for nonwhite victims of nonwhite, nonfatal gun crime are piling up, up and up!




Thursday, July 20, 2017

In 28% Black Indianapolis, a Funeral Procession for Slain Black Female Interrupted by Black Gunman Leaving Three Blacks Wounded

Imagine living in a 28 percent black city, where almost all the violent crime is committed by this minority population group and yet the police dedicate taxpayer resources to "bridge the gap that often exists between young African-American men and law enforcement." [This IMPD sergeant spent a month undercover at a summer camp, Indy Star, July 11, 2017]

What ends up happening? 

Black gang members open fire on a funeral procession, shooting more than 20 rounds and injuring three people. [3 people, including alleged gang leader, shot during funeral procession for Jasmine Moore, Fox59.com, July 20, 2017]:
Police say three people were shot at a northeast side cemetery Thursday during a funeral procession for a recent murder victim. 
Police responded to the 4000 block of Millersville Road around 4 p.m. Thursday after at least 20 shots were fired. 
The shooting happened during the procession for Jasmine Moore, 28, who was killed last week in a shooting on the west side outside of Long’s Bakery. As the procession approached Southerland Park Cemetery, men in a white GMC or Chevrolet pickup truck opened fire. 
One of the victims has been identified as Richard Grundy III, the alleged leader of a local drug gang. He is Moore’s cousin.
Two women were also injured in the shooting. Police say one was shot in the head and the other was shot in the leg. All of the victims are expected to survive. 
Property damage was also reported to homes and at least four cars. 
“How dare you not respect his family?” Asked witness Jordan Easton. “Give them some peace and let them breathe. Respect them. Respect their privacy.” 
Easton said children and their mothers were hitting the ground as shots rang out. 
“This city is wicked. This city needs to be prayed over. This city needs help,” said Easton. “I’m thankful that I go to school out of town but I would just tell anybody that has the opportunity to leave Indianapolis, leave.” 
In 2014, Grundy was jailed along with several associates as investigators sought to break up what they described as a murderous drug ring. 
Those murder charges against Grundy were dropped and other charges against his associates were reduced. Grundy still faces counts of drug dealing, corrupt business influence and criminal gang charges. He's currently free on bond on a related case and drug charges out of Texas. 
Grundy was thought to be the target of that shooting as retaliation for the murder of a man in Zionsville this spring. 
"This is something that will not be tolerated anywhere in the city, said IMPD officer Jim Gillespie. "When we have multiple people shot it raises concerns that we are not going to slide by in any case, so they can expect quick justice on this."
Indianapolis is not a wicked city.

Indianapolis doesn't need to be prayed over.

Indianapolis doesn't need help.

In 1990, Indianapolis was nearly 80 percent white.

Today, the white population hovers around 58 percent, while the black population of the city - 28 percent - produces individuals who open fire on a funeral procession (as well as a 15-year-old who kills three black males in another episode of the endless "cycle of violence" black clergy/community leaders rail against).

Jim Crow and segregation wasn't about supremacy or discrimination. It was simply about protecting white people and their posterity from... the type of behavior found in Indianapolis courtesy of its 28 percent black population.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Her Name is Justine Damond: Why are there Somalians in America?

We have resettled 1.2 percent of the entire population of Somalia to the United States of America. 

Why? 

To deliberately destroy social capital? 
Dead by diversity: a white immigrant killed by a Somali diversity hire in the Minneapolis Police Department...

Why?

To ask the question is to know the answer. [Somali immigrant cop Mohamed Noor, who shot Justine Damond, was 'highly celebrated' by Minneapolis mayor in 2015, Fox News, 7-18-17]:
The Somali-born Minnesota police officer alleged to have shot and killed an unarmed Australian woman on Saturday had been lauded by Minneapolis’ mayor and feted by the local community when he joined the force in 2015. 
“I want to take a moment to recognize Officer Mohamed Noor, the newest Somali officer in the Minneapolis Police Department,” Mayor Betsy Hodges wrote in a Facebook post when Noor began serving the city. “Officer Noor has been assigned to the 5th Precinct, where his arrival has been highly celebrated, particularly by the Somali community in and around Karmel Mall.” 
In fact, The Washington Post reported that community threw a party for Noor – the first Somali-American officer to serve in the precinct. Minneapolis is home to one of the nation's largest Somali communities. 
“He came to the United States at a young age and is thankful to have had so many opportunities,” Thomas Plunkett, Noor’s attorney, said Monday. “…For him, being a police officer is a calling.”
Unarmed Australian white woman, Fox News. Fixed it for you. 

When I saw Blackhawk Down in theaters, my immediate reaction was, "we should have absolute nothing to do with that nation and do everything possible to keep Somalians from coming to the USA."

Those in control of not just our foreign policy but migration/immigration/resettlement policy decided they wanted to encourage 1.2 percent of the entire population of Somalia to come to America...

Remember when Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton blasted white Minnesota citizens who were worried about massive immigration/demographic change in the state (largely due to Somali resettlement)? 

Here's what he said“Our economy cannot expand based on white, B+, Minnesota-born citizens. We don’t have enough."

Justine Damond, the 40-year-old white woman from Australia, called police to report a suspected rape. The last thing this immigrant (not just some "B+, Minnesota-born citizen") would see on earth was a Somali police officer pointing a gun at her. 

Why are there Somalians in America again? 



Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Police Working to Stop Black Crime in Maryland via... Sailing?

What happens when your city is crippled by black crime

What do you do?

Sadly, the St. Louis Police Department has sunk to a new low.


Because black people commit crime so indiscriminately and frequently in St. Louis, police interact with individuals of this violence-prone community far more often than with the white community; thus is born Operation Polar Cops... [St. Louis Police Department unveils 'Operation Polar Cops' truck, KMOV.com, July 26, 2016]
Another attempt to stop black crime: police bonding with black youth through... sailing


We thought this was a new low for police trying to deter black criminality. 

We were wrong. [Anne Arundel, Annapolis police build bonds with community through sailing, Baltimore Sun, July 18, 2017]:
Nabila Hinton isn’t quite sure how she feels about the police. 
From her perspective, police officers seem to be about locking people up. But even so, the 14-year-old girl said she’s a fan of Cpl. Allen Marcus, who spent the weekend sailing with her on the Chesapeake Bay. 
Officers from the Anne Arundel County and Annapolis police departments paired up with Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating to lead about 15 kids through a weekend sailing camp. 
“When some of these kids are coming up, all they know is that nobody likes the police,” said Marcus, a 16-year veteran of the Anne Arundel department. “Now they have the chance to see us in another light — to see that we do care about them.” 
Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating — or CRAB — has been running the free camp for a few years, executive director Paul Bollinger said. The group aims to provide people with disabilities, wounded veterans and disadvantaged youth opportunities to get out onto the water. 
Volunteers showed the kids how to steer the boats and tie complex knots, and went over the names of the different parts of the boat. 
Before heading out on the water Sunday morning, Bollinger drew a sketch of a sail boat on a dry-erase board and encouraged the kids to shout out when he was pointing to the jib, tiller or keel. 
“Many of these kids have never been out on the Chesapeake Bay, which is the greatest natural resource in Maryland,” Bollinger said. “They build confidence, expand their knowledge and learn how to work as a team.” 
And the bonds built with officers are of paramount importance, he said. 
“When they go back into their communities and see police, it’s not ‘uh oh,’ but rather, ‘look who’s here,’” Bollinger said. 
The officers picked the kids up from their homes each morning and drove them to Sandy Point State Park in their marked police cars. Eleven-year-old Justice Spiker said he enjoyed the car ride because Officer Brian Slattery let him play with the lights and use the radar gun. 
“Camps like these show we’re not all about arresting people or beating them up,” Slattery said. “We’re the same as everyone else. It might give the kids the chance to see we like to have fun, too.” 
On Sunday, the camp attendees employed the skills they learned the day before and took to the water to race against against each other. 
Each boat was filled by a few kids, a police officer and a CRAB volunteer. The officers and the kids sported the same light-blue T-shirts, topped by life vests. 
The group on Marcus’ sail boat struggled to catch a strong wind. The sailors tried different strategies to get moving. 
When tensions started to heat up, the officer reminded the three kids onboard that “we’re all a team here.” 
Near the end of a race, as their boat fell to second-to-last place, 13-year-old Kani Smith turned to Marcus. 
“We should just give up,” he said. 
“We never give up,” Marcus responded.
Cue the Styx... "come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me."