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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.”
Ladies and Gentlemen, allow me to introduce America's First Elected by the people, "Dictator". I am sad and sickened by the performance of our newly elected supposed Conservative Congress. There is no conservative congress, there are only feckless empty suits that will continuously cave to the whims of Barack Hussein Obama, until there is no remnant of our Republic left. If anyone still truly believes that Obama is leaving the White House as a result of the 2016 elections, you may want to reassess your position. So many people will say "it's unconstitutional for Obama to remain in the White House. I will only answer: what constitution?
BINGO! Oh, he will try to stay! He very well may stay! What Constitution is right, Jerome!
Right on target Jerome! I bet that come election time, if not sooner, we will be under Martial Law, elections will be suspended and that is the END of the Republic. The coup will be a fait accompli. Then the real 'fun' will begin :(
I hope everyone is prepared, mentally, spiritually and physically.
I do not believe there will be a need for Obama to declare Martial Law to accomplish his agenda. All the indications I see are very self evident. He has already doomed the congress to lives as spineless minions. He will simply demand that the restriction concerning presidential term limits be abandoned, and congress, the failures that they are will pass the legislation for him. If there is any balk by the few brave true conservatives, Obama will simply appoint himself permanent White House resident by executive fiat, and dare the dissenting congressional votes to challenge him on it. If you haven't already guessed it, it is my opinion the Obama has managed to make the Supreme Court irrelevant just as he did congress. And you know, the slovenly parasites in this country which will include the 5 million new amnestied illegals will go along with his plan just as they have for the past 6 years. Remember what Jefferson said about the "Tree of Liberty", I'll paraphrase " The tree of liberty needs to be nourished from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." Well, we have the tyrants in control, but I must ask; Do we have enough patriots willing to spill and sacrifice their blood for Republic? Again, I have to ask; What Republic?
Pam Key at Breitbart captured a moment Monday, when the President took some time to instruct the media on what he “expects” of them in their press coverage:
“I expect our friends in the media to really focus on what’s in this report and pay attention to it. So 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.
This is a moment where a lot of work has been done. 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. So I appreciate everybody’s efforts. I’m going to be focused on it. I hope you will be, too.”
The report President Obama “expects” journalists to “focus” on is the result of his task force on 21st Century Policing that he created after the events in Ferguson, MO.
I just grabbed this off the NJSP page from twitter. I am NOT liking the word the Colonel used to describe U.S Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske. "PROGRESSIVE" leader! Why are they forming new subcommittees under the Homeland Security Advisory Council and tasking them with benchmarking CBP’s progress in response to the agency’s use of force?
Colonel Rick Fuentes Named to Newly Formed
Customs & Border Patrol Integrity Panel
West Trenton, – U.S Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske announced the members of the Homeland Security Advisory Council’s CBP Integrity Advisory Panel. New Jersey State Police Superintendent, Rick Fuentes has been named to this panel comprised of select law enforcement leaders from throughout the country.
The Custom and Border Protection’s Integrity Advisory panel is a new subcommittee under the Homeland Security Advisory Council tasked with benchmarking CBP’s progress in response to the agency’s use of force reviews and the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General report. They are also charged with identifying best practices from federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement on integrity incident prevention and transparency pertaining to incident response and discipline.
“Commissioner Kerlikowske is a progressive leader and I look forward to serving on the subcommittee with this distinguished group and representing the New Jersey State Police,” said Colonel Fuentes.
Joining Colonel Fuentes on the panel is Robert Bonner, former commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, Walter McNeil, retired chief of police, Quincy, Florida, and past president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police; John Magaw, former administrator of the Transportation Security Administration; and Tucson Police Chief and presidential task force member Roberto Villasenor. The panel is co-chaired by New York City Police Commissioner, William Bratton and former U.S Drug Enforcement Administrator, Karen Tandy.