Mall Rampage Mania

Filling in for Glenn on radio Tuesday, John Cardillo commented on the news of mall rampages occuring around the U.S. the day after Christmas. He also shared the findings of his research on the areas where the most crime is committed.

"I did an analysis, in-depth on this, about this three months ago: 100 percent of the areas where crime was at its highest crosshatched with the young black men committing the crime, were the most progressive Democrat districts in their respective cities and states," Cardillo said. "There is a correlation."

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JOHN: Talking about epidemic-level of black-on-black crime rates. And in Chicago alone, I just want to touch on something with Chicago, because we brought up Chicago because their crime numbers are really disproportionate to the rest of the US, especially with regards to murder. What are the crime rates in Chicago? They were 43 people shot and 11 murdered over Christmas weekend?

TIFFANY: Sixty-one people shot since the Christmas weekend started. Twelve dead. One of them is a 14-year-old girl who is clinging to life.

JOHN: Tragic.

TIFFANY: It is tragic. 785 homicides this year alone. 4300 shooting victims this year alone. That's up 1300 from last year.

JOHN: Now, what's the population? Chicago population is about four to 5 million, right?

TIFFANY: In the greater area.

JOHN: Okay. So it's about half that of New York City.

TIFFANY: A little bit less.

JOHN: Yeah. New York City is only about 200-some-odd this year. Mid- to high two hundreds. That's 200-and-some-odd too many. But Chicago, just to put it in perspective, with half the population of New York City is averaging about three times New York City's homicides.

Now, I want to get at these mall rampages in just a second. But I want to also focus on something that people understand. Young black men being .5 percent of the population and committing 11 percent of the homicides. Twenty-two times the representation in the population. But you also have to look at Census track data.

So even though it's .5 percent of the population, it's a very small subset of those black men, 18-24, in certain geographical areas. Now, I don't want to get political here. I never want to get political when I talk about dead kids, dead young men. But these areas -- and I study this. I'm a geek for this data. These Census tracked areas are overwhelmingly the most progressive Democrat-run areas in the United States, bar none.

In fact, I did an analysis, in-depth on this, about this three months ago: 100 percent of the areas where crime was at its highest crosshatched with the young black men committing the crime, were the most progressive Democrat districts in their respective cities and states. There is a correlation.

And this particular instance, correlation and causation are the same. It is the institutionally racist and debilitating policies of progressive Democrats. And it trickles down to kids. Because I worked in a pretty much 99 percent non-white area in the south Bronx. But only about four to 6 percent of that area was a criminal element.

The rest, 94, 95 percent were good hard-working people who simply couldn't afford to move or didn't want to move. It was their home. And they were victimized by overwhelmingly disproportionate crime of a very small minority, and the victims were black. The victims weren't white. The victims were black working families.

But, again, we're not allowed to talk about that.

TIFFANY: No, we're not allowed to talk about that. Because it really does stem from progressivism. You know, it's been more than 50 years since LBJ's War on Poverty. More than 22 trillion has been spent on anti-poverty programs, welfare programs, and the poverty rate in the black community is basically the same now as it was then. It's just a couple points less.

JOHN: Well, it's designed though. This is by design. This is by design to keep tens of million -- maybe 100 million Americans collectively dependent on Democratic policies.

TIFFANY: Exactly. I mean, food stamps. Public housing. Medicaid. Daycare. We're penalized as well if the recipient was married. So this really led to the breakdown, the dissolution of the black family. You know, according to the Census Bureau, 73 percent of blacks are born out of wedlock today. Sixty-seven percent are growing up in single-parent households. This is a direct result of LBJ's War On Poverty and progressive policy.

JOHN: And, again, these are not the opinions of John Cardillo, Tiffany Gabbay, the Glenn Beck Program. This is data from the United States Census Bureau. This is data from the FBI. From the Center For Disease Control. From the National Institute of Health. All of these organizations compile and crunch this data. And so yesterday, we see a result of this. We saw, the day after Christmas, mall rampages around the US.

Town center in Aurora, Colorado. Five hundred people involved in multiple incidents. A mall in Fort Worth, Texas, 100 people involved. In Memphis, two malls. Fayetteville, North Carolina, Elizabeth, New Jersey. And the list goes on. And the common denominator was these are young black men and women. That those teenager age groups. That 14 to 17, that 18 to 24, you know, teenage to young adult who are committing crime at disproportionate rates.

And they're doing this, I believe, because the Democratic Party has failed them. The education system has failed them. They're taught to believe false narrative. Now, a pet peeve of mine, and I get flame for it, is Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa was created by a guy who goes by the name of Maulana Karenga. His real name is Ron Everett. And if you don't know this, he invented Kwanzaa in 1966.

And shortly after that, in 1971, was convicted to four years in prison for torturing two women. The torture was so severe. He burned them with a soldering iron. Beat with them electrical cords. This guy is now -- he's not sitting in prison, by the way. He did four years. He is an Africana studies professor at Cal State, Long Beach.

TIFFANY: Perfect.

JOHN: Right. These are the people being celebrated in academia. These are the people that the United Federation of Teachers -- we talked about the teachers union yesterday, that the UFT and the AFT, the American Federation of Teachers, these are the people they celebrate, that they put into classrooms, that they promote.

Felons torturing -- murderous felons. People who create an alternate narrative of American history.

And I think it's a tremendous disservice when you tell teenagers, young adults, in any population, in any racial group, to disregard the truth, to disregard facts, to disregard data, statistics. To disregard established history. Create your own -- excuse me, create your own and act accordingly.

And we've seen the end result. And what's happening here is just another generation. In fact, many generations that will then live in systemic poverty. That will then blame a system, the same system that was designed to keep them down, they're going to be conditioned to vote for that system.

It is absolutely tragic.

TIFFANY: No. It absolutely is.

JOHN: Yeah. It's just absolutely terrible. And I think that one of the biggest problems we run into is the mainstream media and academia again.

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday, Harvard Law professor and lawyer on President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team Alan Dershowitz explains the history of impeachment and its process, why the framers did not include abuse of power as criteria for a Constitutional impeachment, why the Democrats are framing their case the way they are, and what to look for in the upcoming Senate trial.

Dershowitz argued that "abuse of power" -- one of two articles of impeachment against Trump approved by House Democrats last month -- is not an impeachable act.

"There are two articles of impeachment. The second is 'obstruction of Congress.' That's just a false accusation," said Dershowitz. "But they also charge him, in the Ukraine matter, with abuse of power. But abuse of power was discussed by the framers (of the U.S. Constitution) ... the framers refused to include abuse of power because it was too broad, too open-ended.

"In the words of James Madison, the father of our Constitution, it would lead presidents to serve at the will of Congress. And that's exactly what the framers didn't want, which is why they were very specific and said a president can be impeached only for treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors," he added.

"What's alleged against President Trump is not criminal," added Dershowitz. "If they had criminal issues to allege, you can be sure they would have done it. If they could establish bribery or treason, they would have done it already. But they didn't do it. They instead used this concept of abuse of power, which is so broad and general ... any president could be charged with it."

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On Friday's radio program, Bill O'Reilly joins Glenn Beck discuss the possible outcomes for the Democrats in 2020.

Why are former President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama working overtime to convince Americans they're more moderate than most of the far-left Democratic presidential candidates? Is there a chance of a Michelle Obama vs. Donald Trump race this fall?

O'Reilly surmised that a post-primary nomination would probably be more of a "Bloomberg play." He said Michael Bloomberg might actually stand a chance at the Democratic nomination if there is a brokered convention, as many Democratic leaders are fearfully anticipating.

"Bloomberg knows he doesn't really have a chance to get enough delegates to win," O'Reilly said. "He's doing two things: If there's a brokered convention, there he is. And even if there is a nominee, it will probably be Biden, and Biden will give [him] Secretary of State or Secretary of Treasury. That's what Bloomberg wants."

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, award-winning investigative reporter John Solomon, a central figure in the impeachment proceedings, explained his newly filed lawsuit, which seeks the records of contact between Ukraine prosecutors and the U.S. Embassy officials in Kiev during the 2016 election.

The records would provide valuable information on what really happened in Ukraine, including what then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter were doing with Ukrainian energy company, Burisma Holdings, Solomon explained.

The documents, which the State Department has withheld thus far despite repeated requests for release by Solomon, would likely shed light on the alleged corruption that President Donald Trump requested to be investigated during his phone call with the president of Ukraine last year.

With the help of Southeastern Legal Foundation, Solomon's lawsuit seeks to compel the State Department to release the critical records. Once released, the records are expected to reveal, once and for all, exactly why President Trump wanted to investigate the dealings in Ukraine, and finally expose the side of the story that Democrats are trying to hide in their push for impeachment.

"It's been a one-sided story so far, just like the beginning of the Russia collusion story, right? Everybody was certain on Jan. 9 of 2017 that the Christopher Steele dossier was gospel. And our president was an agent of Russia. Three years later, we learned that all of that turned out to be bunk, " Solomon said.

"The most important thing about politics, and about investigations, is that there are two sides to a story. There are two pieces of evidence. And right now, we've only seen one side of it," he continued. "I think we'll learn a lot about what the intelligence community, what the economic and Treasury Department community was telling the president. And I bet the story was way more complicated than the narrative that [House Intelligence Committee Chairman] Adam Schiff [D-Calif.] has woven so far."

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Carter Page, a former advisor to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, found himself at the center of the Russia probe and had his reputation and career destroyed by what we now know were lies from our own intelligence system and the media.

On the TV show Thursday, Page joined Glenn Beck to speak out about how he became the subject of illegal electronic surveillance by the FBI for more than two years, and revealed the extent of the corruption that has infiltrated our legal systems and our country as a whole.

"To me, the bigger issue is how much damage this has done to our country," Page told Glenn. "I've been very patient in trying to ... find help with finding solutions and correcting this terrible thing which has happened to our country, our judicial system, DOJ, FBI -- these once-great institutions. And my bigger concern is the fact that, although we keep taking these steps forward in terms of these important findings, it really remains the tip of the iceberg."

Page was referencing the report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, which revealed that the FBI made "at least 17 significant errors or omissions" in its Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications for warrants to spy on Page, a U.S. citizen.

"I think this needs to be attacked from all angles," Glenn said. "The one angle I'm interested in from you is, please tell me you have the biggest badass attorneys that are hungry, starving, maybe are a little low to pay their Mercedes payments right now, and are just gearing up to come after the government and the media. Are they?"

I can confirm that that is the case," Page replied.

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