Barack Obama was elected President of the United States in 2008 with virtually no credentials, other than speaking brilliantly with a Teleprompter, being clean and articulate – as Joe Biden says, attending colleges where his records are hidden and voting “present” whenever possible in his tiny time in The Senate.
He’s a community organizer – we’ve heard it time and time again and I tell you, it’s what he’s best at. He’s a rabble-rouser by training and now that he has the backing of the Federal Government – he’s become quite effective. Friend me on Facebook – if you dare. No one turned away.
Don’t kid yourself: This has never been about Trayvon, Michael Brown or Freddie Gray – this is about more government control. If it weren’t true, then why wouldn’t Obama send his minions to places where blacks are killing blacks in droves. Chicago, anyone? Name me one dead black kid in Chicago in the last year? You can’t, because apparently, none of them look like Obama if he had a son.
After the Mayor of Baltimore gave her infamous green-light to arsonists, looters, criminals and gangs with her “give them some space to destroy” announcement early on, outside activists have been flooding into Baltimore. Stores were looted, Police and civilians injured and cars and businesses set on fire.
Trained and professional rioters even chopped up fire hoses to prevent firefighters from doing their job, while gangs have declared unity and oneness in order to kill cops.
In a nutshell: Baltimore is burning because community organizers and various thugs are tearing the city apart in the aftermath of the strange death of a young black man who was in the custody of police — and the whole time, President Obama has been trying to make things worse.
Because he and other collectivists in and outside the Administration want the Federal Government to be in charge of law enforcement… ALL law enforcement.
Don’t beleive it? The Reverend Al Sharpton even let the cat out of the bag the other day, calling for the creation of a national police force. Al is organizing a march to call for the Justice Department to step in and take over policing in the United States and hold bad officers accountable.
And it looks like President Obama is considering the option.
In fact, Obama introduced a plan for a Federal takeover of state and local policing already and gave the talking points to the press in a not-so-veiled set of marching orders: “I expect our friends in the media to really focus on what’s in this report and pay attention to it,” he instructed.
Then the community organizing BS starts: “We have a great opportunity… to really transform how we think about community law enforcement relations,” squealed the President. “We need to seize that opportunity… this is something that I’m going to stay very focused on in the months to come,” as he bragged about a new interim report from his Task Force on 21st Century Policing.
And guess who is one of the appointees of the “Task Force on 21st Century Policing” ? That’s right, the Mayor of Baltimore – who got the ball rolling by not doing a damn thing when the violence and rioting began. Oh, she now says she’s sorry for saying “give them thier space to destroy” but it’s a little late, the plan moved forward.
Alisnky’s rule number 1: “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.”
Obama is trying to expand progressive control by attaching more conditions to federal funding of state and local law-enforcement efforts. “We can expand the [federally-funded] COPS program… to see if we can get more incentives for local communities to apply some of the best practices and lessons that are embodied in this report,” he said.
Those best practices likely will eventually include rules that restrict police investigations of groups that are part of the Democratic coalition, and rules that try to lower convictions and penalties among favored sub-groups of the United States, regardless of the actual rates of illegal activity among those groups.
“I think communities [with police forces]across the board are going to need to consider… recommendations around prohibiting racial profiling [and]that’s a step that we’ve already taken at the federal level,” Obama said.
The report also calls for government to collect more data about state and local policing. That data will help federal officials impose new rules. “We need more information to find out how to take to scale best practices when it comes to training so that police officers are able to work in a way that reduces the possibilities of bias,“ Obama said.
State and local policing may need to be subordinated to federal social policy, Obama suggested. “Our approach to our drug laws, for example, and criminalization of nonviolent offenses rather than taking more of a public health approach — that may be something that has an impact in eroding trust between law enforcement and communities.”
Those political goals are echoed in the tasks force’s interim report.
“Law enforcement agencies should acknowledge the role of policing in past and present injustice and discrimination and how it is a hurdle to the promotion of community trust,” the report says. “The Federal Government, as well as state and local agencies, should encourage and incentivize higher education for law enforcement officers.”
Other recommendations include “Law enforcement agencies should engage community members in the training process…. [government]should ensure that basic recruit and in-service officer training include curriculum on the disease of addiction…
But the real liberalism / progressivism / collectivism plan begins showing with paragraphs such as this:
Law enforcement agencies should implement training for officers that covers policies for interactions with the LGBTQ population, including issues such as determining gender identity for arrest placement, the Muslim, Arab, and South Asian communities, and immigrant or non-English speaking groups, as well as reinforcing policies for the prevention of sexual misconduct and harassment..”
Obama’s strategy matches the progressive playbook, which continuously expands progressives’ power by gradually adding more conditions to federal aid. That same strategy is implemented in education via the “Common Core” education plan, in the health-sector via Obamacare, in the banking industry via the mortgage rules that caused the damaging property bubble and in housing via Obama’s “regionalism” plan.
That’s strategically different from prior Democratic administrations, which cited poverty as a justification for expanding federal aid.
In other words, Obama’s long-term plan is more and more government and the expansion of Federal control over local municipalities. If you don’t think this entire thing is thought out, you’re not paying attention.
Justice Department Body Camera Police Pilot Program Gets Funding
The Justice Department announced a $20 million pilot program for police body cameras on Friday.
It?s the first component of President Barack Obama?s $75 million Body Worn Camera Partnership Program, which he announced late last year.
The request comes under the legal authority of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets of Act of 1968, which authorizes the office of attorney general a maximum of $20 million to help local governments modernize law enforcement technologies.
Of course it’s unConstitutional, but when has that mattered?
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