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You can keep your local police if you want, promise! I KNEW this was coming!
President Barack Obama today introduced his plan for a progressive takeover of state and local policing.
“We have a great opportunity… to really transform how we think about community law enforcement relations,” he said Monday.
“We need to seize that opportunity… this is something that I’m going to stay very focused on in the months to come,” Obama said, as he touted a new interim report from his Task Force on 21st Century Policing.
Obama also instructed his media allies to help a federalization of policing, and to sideline critics of centralized policing rules. “I expect our friends in the media to really focus on what’s in this report and pay attention to it.”
Obama is using the crisis sparked by the August 2014 shooting of Michael Brown, who was killed after assaulting a shopkeeper and a policeman in Ferguson, Mo. Obama and his deputies stoked the subsequent controversy in the run-up to the 2014 election, in the hope of boosting African-American turnout. The mobilization effort failed, partly because local law-enforcement officials released a video showing Brown’s strong-arm robbery of a store shortly before the fatal shooting.
Now 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 level convictions and penalties among various sub-groups of the United Stats, regardless of actual conviction rates.
“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… 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. The unemployment rate for African-Americans in Ferguson is roughly 16 percent.
In his Monday statement, Obama did not mention unemployment.
Obama hinted that his plan to centralize policing rules is likely to face widespread opposition. “Law enforcement is largely a local function as opposed to a federal function…A lot of our work is going to involve local police chiefs, local elected officials, states recognizing that the moment is now for us to make these changes.”
Obama pushed the media to aid his takeover.
“Often we see an event that’s flashy; it makes the news; people are crying out for solutions. And by the time recommendations are put forward, our focus has moved on and we don’t actually see and pay attention to the concrete ways that we can improve the situation,” he said.
“There’s some good answers to be had if we don’t make this a political football or sensationalize it, but rather really focus on getting the job done,” he told the media. “So I appreciate everybody’s efforts. I’m going to be focused on it. I hope you will be, too.”
Is this not Communism??
Indeed! WHY he is not stopped is beyond me!
Actually the complete opposite end of the spectrum, National Socialism, AKA Nazism.
How our piss poor Congress and Senate can keep kowtowing to this treasonous POS
is beyond my comprehension. I am done with this illegal governmental coup folks.
and that's all I can say right now.....
This is unbelievable!
I know, right? Don, it just gets worse every day! We haven't had one dang day in 6 years that he hasn't done something. We are running out of time!
Robin, I believe we are already out of time becuase not one 'leader will oust this Kenyan traitor and enemy insurgent. He should be quick marched, by our military out of the Wh and into some deep dark hole in some far out of the way prison, held in solitary until a court passes sentence for treason and overthrow of these United States government,and pronto. Since that isn't going to happen best be preparing for the backlash coming..... I renounce this evil sham of a constitutional government!
I like how you think, Just!
I think I would like to have a flamethrower! A BIG FAT FLAMETHROWER!
States? What states? This program and many others support the idea that the states should collect imposed federal taxes and forward them to the federal government only when the people of the state believe the policies of the federal government (for which the taxes are being collected) are supportive of the people tendering their support of the federal government. Should the time come when the federal government is no longer supporting the people the state could keep the money and use it for their own version of the federal program for which the taxes were collected. Or, they could spend it on candy for the kids who have none.
We don't need no stinkin states! Hey, let's start our own caliphate!
(CNSNews.com) - President Obama said his Task Force on 21st Century Policing has presented him with "a very specific set of recommendations," including the need for police officers to be "seen as enhancing the life of the community beyond law enforcement."
To build trust, Obama's task force suggests that police officers "be engaged with the community, not just in a (police) stop but also in a school, also working with children, also being seen as enhancing the life of the community beyond law enforcement."
"There are going to be some controversial recommendations in here," Obama said on Monday as he announced that he has reviewed the report.
Among others, he mentioned "the need for independent investigations and independent special prosecutors" to be appointed in situations like the one in Ferguson, Missouri, where a police shooting resulted in the death of the suspect.
A grand jury in the Ferguson case did not indict the police officer, and even before the grand jury reached its decision, the family and supporters of suspect Michael Brown were demanding that a special prosecutor be appointed.
Other "key points" made by Obama's task force include "the need to collect more data" on "interactions with police and community members" that result in a death or a shooting.
"That's the kind of information that is needed for police departments to do their job, to be able to manage their forces effectively, and for communities to be able to evaluate and provide appropriate oversight to the folks who are supposed to be serving and protecting them," Obama said.
Obama said the task force also emphasized community policing -- police as community activists who expand their activities beyond law enforcement to build "trust."
"That trust then enhances their ability to do a good job. And that's an area that was emphasized by this task force."
Obama said the report also recommends training, "so that police officers are able to work in a way that reduces the possibilities of bias, that allows them to deal with what are very stressful situations."
Obama noted that there's been a lot of talk about police wearing body cameras, but he said the task force decided that is not a "panacea," given concerns about privacy.
The report also discusses "how we have to look at the broader context in which law enforcement is happening. 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. Broader issues of poverty and isolation may have an impact," the president said.
"I emphasized to the task force that I think it's important for us to recognize that context, but I don't want us to have such a 40,000-foot argument that we lose track of the very specific concrete practices that can be instituted right now that will make a difference."
Obama said the recommendations included in the soon-to-be-released report are directed at 18,000 mostly local law enforcement jurisdictions across the country.
And because law enforcement is a local -- not federal -- function, Obama said he will look to local police chiefs and state and local elected officials to recognize that "the moment is now for us to make these changes."
"We have a great opportunity, coming out of some great conflict and tragedy, to really transform how we think about community law enforcement relations so that everybody feels safer and our law enforcement officers feel, rather than being embattled, feel fully supported.
"We need to seize that opportunity. And so this is something that I'm going to stay very focused on in the months to come...I expect our friends in the media to really focus on what's in this report and pay attention to it," he added.
I really like that Sheriff! He has some guts!