In his most recent attempt to centralize the federal government’s grip on America, Obama has launched his “21st Century Policing” pilot program, COPS, in six cities across the country. “Obamalaw,” is yet another overreach of Constitutional authority to fundamentally transform the nation, this time by taking away local police enforcement rights and putting new rules and regulations in place as dictated by the President and Eric Holder’s Justice Department. Born out of the perception that racism is rampant amongst city law enforcement agencies, this new plan is intended to address the issue by trampling on local rights.
Obama is using the same tactic he has used in nationalizing other sectors; expanding progressive control by attaching more conditions to federal funding of state and local law-enforcement efforts.
“We can expand the 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.
The consequences of implementing these “best practices” will likely lead to rules that restrict police investigations of groups that are part of the Democratic coalition, and rules that try to level convictions and penalties among various sub-groups of the United Stats, regardless of actual conviction rates. Police interactions with blacks, the LGBTQ population, Muslim, Arab, and South Asian communities, and immigrant or non-English speaking groups are included in the report, along with drug addicts.
“State and local policing may need to be subordinated to federal social policy,” Obama suggested.
The Ferguson DOJ report presented the perfect opportunity to make sure “a serious crisis” did not go to waste. With the trumped up report and media talking points, the Administration has fabricated a weak and false narrative of rampant racism in order to create a premise upon which to insert the camel’s nose under the tent.
The Administration has carefully chosen six “pilot” cities in dire need of cash with mayors and police chiefs willing to sell their city’s local rule in exchange for short-term financial gains. All but one, Fort Worth, are majority Democrat-run cities. All have high black, Latino, or Muslim populations, amongst which an open door policy encouraging claims of discrimination will be greeted with much enthusiasm.
The cities chosen for the COPS pilot program are Minneapolis, Fort Worth, Pittsburgh, Stockton, Birmingham and Gary, IN. As mentioned by Obama’s 21st Century Policing Task Force, the founding premise for this federal takeover is supposedly the rampant racism of the American police, who victimize poor, innocent populations for no other reason than color. Gary is a city with an 83% black population; only ten percent of its citizens are white; the demographics of Gary are just further evidence of the fallacy of this take over. Gary is a crime-riddled, liberal stronghold, eager to prove to the Big Brother Obama that they are in need of federal oversight and a big fat check. Their federal handout amounts to $4.7 million, supposedly to provide training as well as dictate policy and fund the perpetual black hole of research, into the issue of distrust between citizens and law enforcement.
And so, the Administration which was supposedly best equipped to heal race relations, continues to create rancor to divide and conquer Americans.