A couple of years ago South St Louis County native Steve Stenger was running for office with the backing of big business, the white Democratic establishment, and a fair number of GOP voters. Stenger promised to clean-up St Louis County and provide better leadership than the previous County Executive Charlie Dooley.
Doesn’t appear to be happening.
Amid increasing signs St Louis County is continuing to lose population, North County is continuing a downward spiral, and rates are poverty are increasing comes two new scandals.
First we have the case of County Prosecutor Bobby “two scoops” McCullough (Two Scoops the name given by Mark Loehrer). McCullough, as you may recall, is the same prosecutor who refused to pursue charges against Darren Wilson and has generally been on the wrong side of almost every issue you can think of from drunk-driving to the “war on drugs”.
Now we see that despite decades of sub-par service to the people and a tenure rocked by controversy McCullough is lining himself up to get two fat pensions. County Brown Not Around
Moving onto St Louis County Police and their Chief Jon Belmar. Crime has gone up on the Metrolink. People are getting robbed, people are getting killed, and you got St Louis County cops loafing around at the North Hanley Metrolink Station not doing their jobs. There are now calls for an investigation.
So much for a smoother St Louis County under Bob McCullough
I’ll readily admit I’m not involved in affairs as I once was and I’m certainly not abreast of the internal affairs within the Salafi Movement in America as I once was. Nor do I care to be. However, as the author of the Rise and Fall of The Salafi Movement in America, the man who retired “Imam Ike” “Dirty D” Dawud Adib and someone who takes an interest in the matter my interest has been peeked by the Tahir Wyatt affair.
Tahir is a PhD candidate at the Islamic University of Medinah and a Philly native. In a matter similar to what happened to Abu Muslimah in East Orange, New Jersey in the late 90’s and Shadeed Muhammad years later Tahir has been put “off the minhaj” and in his case it is for the crime of “associating with and doing business with deviants”. If you support Tahir or attend his lectures you’ll be declared a deviant and now families and masjids will split. The same tragedy repeats itself over and over and apparently no one learns any lessons other than being stuck on a Saudi version of stupid.
This is the event that is pissing so many Salafis off in Germantown Philly and other places. (No idea who John Starling is. Marlon Sterling’s son?)
If you attend this event you’re “off it” according to the sheikhs of Philly.
Below is audio of Salafi teacher Hamza Abdur-Razzaq going ape shit on Tahir Wyatt and Shadeed Muhammad
I’ve followed this online so you don’t have to. I still got love for my Salafi brothers and I promise next time I’m in Philly I’ll buy a turtle from one of the “brothers on the Sunnah” selling them on the street along with batteries and socks. Even more for my Salafi sisters (feel free to slide into my DM’s I got some slots open).
I drove by the City Workhouse earlier today and have now confirmed temporary AC Units are being installed. This is the statement I made on social media:
Time to press the issue. The momentum is at our backs and Mayor Lyda Krewson is now playing a game of defense. In my opinion it’s time to look at applying some pressure towards and stiffening our resistance to the State of Missourah in light of recent hostilities towards St Louis from Missourah Governor Eric Greitens and the State GOP.
Tensions in this city are high. It’s over 100 degrees in the day, humidity is high, Mayor Lyda Krewson is new in office with very little support North of Delmar, and prisoners are suffering in the St Louis City Workhouse.
Yesterday I took video at The Workhouse by myself. Today hundreds joined me as we heard the chants, screams and cries for help from prisoners.
Protesters showed up young and old, black and white,committed activists from Ferguson and those new to protests. All stood united in demanding prisoners be released rather than be held in such hot and inhumane conditions.
Members of leftist organizations, local Democratic politicians and just ordinary concerned citizens interacted with prisoners through their windows. At one point protesters breached a fence outside of the jail. Police responded slowly and gradually building up their presence. Many officers appeared to be less than enthused. One officer appeared to have a breakdown and ran away. Other officers casually chatted. Several officers engaged in shoving matches with protesters.
By the end of the protest it looked like Ferguson. Police were towing cars, citizens were being randomly sprayed with chemicals, and heavy-handed tactics were used. Police also repeated the tactic of shutting down vehicular traffic making it hard to get to the protests and jamming cell phone signals.
While Board of Alderman President Lewis Reed has announced potable air conditioners will be provided soon details remain sketchy. Reed admitted to a reporter he acted out of pressure from protesters and FOX 2 reporter Elliot Davis.
St Louis Treasurer and Mayoral candidate Tishaura Jones had made closing the City Workhouse part of her platform. In addition to the lack of air conditioning the Workhouse has been plagued with mismanagement and violence over the years.
It’s time for Mayor Lyda Krewson to step up. St Louis is ready to burn. Proceed with caution.
The temperature is above 100 degrees today. It will remain over 100 this entire week. This is bad news for St Louis prisoners who are packed like sardines in the violence-plagued and woefully mismanaged St Louis City Workhouse on Hall Street in North St Louis.
Today I stood outside the workhouse as prisoners waved white shirts and begged for help. The question for St Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, Governor Eric Greitens and St Louis judges is this- what kind of America do you believe in? Do you believe in an America of freedom and human rights? Or do you believe in an America where those too poor to post bail and convicted of no crime suffer in inhumane conditions?
Tomorrow night at 7:00 PM join myself and others as we gather outside of the workhouse asking for it to be shutdown. If you cannot be there in person please contribute to the release bonds of prisoners, call the mayor, call the governor, and call judges asking for the prisoners to be released.
Shut it down! See my video from today below. Some very powerful testimony.
Update: The driver was apparently having a diabetic episode and rumour is both of his legs had to be amputated.
Bruce Redding, a retiree living in the Walnut Park Neighborhood of North St Louis was at the gym on a warm Sunday trying to stay fit. When he got home there was a car on his roof. Oddly enough this isn’t the first time something like this happened.
Walnut Park is nicknamed “Murderville” due to the high-level of violent-crime. Much of the neighborhood is full of vacant and burned up houses. The 5800 block of Lillian (between Goodfellow and Riverview) is a quiet and well-kept block with tidy homes and a church just doors down. All of that was up-ended when a car came flying through the air and landed on a roof destroying a house. Witnesses report the car had been driving at about 100mph. Within a block of Highway 70 cars can often be found speeding through this neighborhood. It’s fortunate no one was seriously hurt in this accident and let’s hope this was covered by Mr. Redding’s home owners insurance.
Anything can happen and will happen in St Louis. The laws of math and science are suspended in St Louis.
Below are my video on the scene and photos I took of the damage.
My Game of Thrones Season 7 Predictions
Jon Snow: After being told by Bran he’s actually a Targaryen the Emo King in the North gives up his crown and heads north to fight the White Walkers with an army he’s put together. At some point he meets Daenerys Targaryen.
Bran is coming back to Winterfell like Maury Povich revealing secrets. The real identity of Jon, the threat of the dragons and the White Walkers, and the details of the life and death of Ned Stark.
At some point, with the help of Lord Petyr Baelish, she’ll turn against Jon. She’ll sleep with Littlefinger, perhaps getting married, and the romance will be short lived. As the Queen of the North she’ll turn her forces towards Kings Landing in a bid to take the Iron Throne.
She’ll return to Winterfell and there will be a touching family reunion. Then, after learning the truth, she’ll kill Littlefinger. Then head south for revenge where she’ll reunite with Gendry, possibly marrying him, and also reunite with her buddy The Hound. They’ll be friends. She will kill Lady Milasandre.
It will come crashing down with the Ice Dragon inside joining the Army of the Dead.
The White Walkers
They’ll cross the wall destroying the Night’s Watch and routing Jon’s ragtag forces. Although Jon will escape.
She will increasingly mimic the mad king. Surrounded by enemies she’ll increasingly rely on wild fire. After facing numerous military defeats and continuously making maddening decisions she will lose her life to her brother in the final episode.
He’ll be routed in a battle with the Dothrakis alongside the forces of Randall Tarly who will die. He’ll watch Bron be killed. He’ll then flee back to Kings Landing.
Brianne and Pod: They will both be killed in battle. She will see Jamie at some point.
The Greyjoys: Euron will ride to the aid of Cersei. The forces of Yara will meet the forces of Euron in a naval battle in the Blackwater. The forces of Euron will prevail. Yara and Theon will die. Although the forces of Euron won’t survive in tact.
She will land at Dragonstone and join forces with Lady Melisandre. Her armies and Dragons will pillage, burn, and slaughter Westeros. She will increasingly become intoxicated with power. When Jon Snow presents her with the opportunity to head north and fight the real war she will decline in order to head south and attempt to take the iron throne.
By the end of the season he will be trying to figure out how to stop Daenerys Targaryen and kill the dragons who are killing and burning by the tens of thousands
They will take Casterly Rock and route the Lannister house robbing them of a homeland.
We can expect a love scene between her and Grey Worm
As Weapons of Mass Destruction they will murder and burn. One will possibly be killed.
Tyrell and Sandsnakes
They’ll be killed together.
He will reveal the hidden Targaryen in the final show ie Rhaegar.
Sam and Gilly
Sam and Gilly will be studying at the Citadel and discover how to kill the white walkers and how to kill the dragons.
He will be cured of his disease by Sam.
The Iron Bank
I’m not sure there is enough time in the show for them to make a major appearance but I do expect to see them
The Faceless Men
I don’t expect to see them
The Brotherhood Without Banners and
They will join Jon Snow to head north and fight the real war
And this is from the podcast .