Some of us found it hilarious last week when Barack Obama attempted to sell his latest attempt to violate the Constitution with an end-run around Congress, the effort by his Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to ban ammo used in the AR-15 rifle, by claiming that he sought to protect police officers. Barack Obama, who famously declared early in his first term, that a police officer acted “stupidly,” while acknowledging that he didn’t have the facts, is no friend of local law enforcement.
As that deplorable comment about the Cambridge police reveals, like the rest of the Black Grievance Industry, he assumes the worst about police officers. Just like his race-obsessed, America-hating mentors, Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright, and his current partners in crime, Eric Holder, Al Sharpton and Luis Gutierrez, he considers them part of the machinery of oppression that justifies the well-deserved payback that he is determined to deliver, good and hard.
Obama’s assumption that cops are racist jerks goes back many years. He obviously learned those childhood lessons well, and once he got into politics, he set about putting them into practice. Even though he found it almost impossible to vote for or against anything, preferring to vote “present”, he was known for one piece of legislation, a law requiring police officers to record the race of every driver they stopped while enforcing traffic laws. The fact that he would believe this law was necessary says it all; that is, while we’re not looking, these cops are going to persecute minorities. It’s just what they do. Left unaddressed was which box they would have to check if they stopped State Sen. Barack Obama.
Now, Obama and Eric Holder are using a routine law enforcement event, the unfortunate fatal shooting of an aggressive thug, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri, to justify yet another expansion of federal authority. Their insatiable appetite for power apparently is not yet satisfied. Taking over the Internet, the student loan program, state authority over marriage, and local school curricula is not enough. Now, they want to take over local police departments. Their justification? A completely false narrative about an “unarmed black teenager,” with his “hands up” as he was executed by a police officer. None of these events happened, of course, but that did not stop the race-baiting disgrace of an attorney general from issuing a report, lamenting “disparate impact” of law enforcement in Ferguson. They’ve managed to get the police chief to resign, and they’re just getting warmed up.
On Monday, March 2, 2015, the Obama Regime unveiled the recommendations of its Task Force on 21st Century policing. Among all the benign, touchy-feely language about “diversity,” “community involvement,” as the Liberal Death Star aka the New York Times reports, is the following:
In an interim report of more than 100 pages, the panel offered 63 recommendations, including the creation of a National Crime and Justice Task Force to guide a broad overhaul of the criminal justice system.(emphasis mine)
It called for the creation of a federal initiative to diversify law enforcement agencies so they better reflect their communities’ demographic makeup, and suggested that federal funding be tied to those efforts. (emphasis mine)
A “National Crime and Justice Task Force”? What could possibly go wrong? Please note that, just like the Common Core scheme, that has been brainwashing children to believe that there is no such thing as right or wrong, the feds will seduce localities to embrace their “standard” with the promise of federal money. Once they have them safely under their thumb, they can tighten the screws as they like.
And just to show that B. Hussein hasn’t forgotten his Chicago roots, there’s this, also from that New York Times article: “The panel also recommended that police departments be required to collect and post on their websites information about stops, frisks, summonses, arrests and crimes, broken down by demographics.”
Time may pass, but apparently some things, like the racist tendencies of local law enforcement, never change.
As for that ammo ban, fortunately, after a flurry of public comments, the ATF has backed off from this affront to our Second Amendment rights, temporarily. Remember, the Left are like cockroaches behind the wall who sometimes crawl out from under the baseboard at night. When you turn on the lights, they scurry.
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