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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Ezra Levant, founder of Rebel News, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to describe the shocking footage he and his team captured of Canadian police harassing and even arresting Rebel News reporters during a protest in Montreal.

Video clips show officers making remarks about the "Jew" reporters and calling Rebel News "Jew media." Reporters are pulled out of crowds, handcuffed, slammed against vehicles and arrested. Some have been fined "thousands and thousands" of dollars "because they had cameras pointed at the police," said Levant.

Another video clip shows Canadian police demanding entrance to a rented Airbnb houseboat without a warrant.

"They the claimed it was an illegal gathering. It was just a B and B," Levant explained. "I told them to get a warrant. I went out there ... and they wouldn't let me back in.... It turned into a ten-hour standoff. They couldn't find a judge willing to give them a search warrant, so to punish us, they called the whole thing a crime scene. They actually wouldn't let any of my team off the boat unless they submitted to a personal search, which is illegal. And the craziest part, is that they arrested one of my guys, took him to jail, and they said this to us: We will hold him in jail until you let us search the Airbnb without a warrant."

Levant said nearly all Canadian media have ignored the insane attacks, warrantless searches and seizures, and the jailing of journalists, and warned Americans to take note and protect our First Amendment rights.

"If you do not protect your First Amendment, if you do not hold those hard-won freedoms, you will be like what we are," he said. "This is your future if you don't protect your First Amendment."

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On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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