In reaction to the Eric Garner case, Obama’s ‘wingman’ rushed in with a solution. That solution made matters worse.
As we all remember, Obama didn’t have much to say in the support of Law Enforcement. In fact, during remarks following the assassination of 6 cops in Dallas by an avowed white-hating bigot, Obama made sure to invoke the phrase ‘systemic racism’ directed at the police.
The following article is one that Paul Sperry brought to his social media followers’ attention, originally written way back in 2012, in reaction to plans for NY to adopt the same policing practices that had been recently applied in such cities as Seattle, New Orleans, and St. Louis.
With the public clamor for defunding or dismantling police departments, everything old had become new again.
Convinced that ‘implicit bias’ was negatively impacting minority citizens in Seattle, the Obama administration took action. Like so many of Obama’s policies, it hurt the people it aimed to help.
The department said “many in the community perceive that pedestrian stops are overused and target minorities.” It admits it couldn’t verify the accuracy of the complaints and never bothered to get the cops’ side of the story.
In a 2012 consent decree, Holder ordered Seattle to soften its use-of-force rules and train brass and rank and file alike in “bias-free” policing that recognizes and eliminates “implicit bias,” while disciplining any conduct tied to it.
The rules, which fully went into effect this year, have led to “de-policing.”
The result? Crime is up in the Emerald City.
Since Holder stepped in, crime is up 13% overall in Seattle. But it’s not just minor infractions. It’s the biggies — aggravated assaults up 14%, car theft up a whopping 44% and murders up 21%.
More than 120 Seattle police officers, detectives and sergeants have filed a lawsuit against Holder, claiming his de-biasing order has jeopardized their own safety. — NYPost