A new program to nationalize local police has been launched by the Holder DOJ that will help bring police departments under federal control. It will be based on the premise that there is rampant bias in all police departments in the country and it will be aimed at saving the poor victimized minorities who are unfairly arrested.
The program has a name – “National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice”.
It will compile research and devise strategies to help the police get over their supposedly raging racism and learn to listen to the unfairly treated communities.
The new program treats crime like a focus group.
Six cities have been selected as pilot programs, pilot meaning they will eventually extend throughout police departments everywhere.
These cities have significant numbers of blacks, Hispanics and/or Muslims to be exploited. Minorities and the poor always provide fertile ground for these types of Marxist initiatives. It’s a good place to start and they grow from there.
The communities will receive grants. They’re being bought off in other words.
The cities are Fort Worth, Texas; Gary, Indiana; Stockton, California; Birmingham, Alabama; Minneapolis; and Pittsburgh.
Five of the six cities are bastions of far-left liberalism with some high crime rates in a number of locales. They will easily succumb to this bizarre form of social work policing.
Holder’s team is setting up an online resource at a website – trustandjustice.org – to advance their “cutting-edge research and information”. Law enforcement will also find out about “best practices and trust-building policy” because it’s their fault that the minorities are involved in gangs and are being arrested excessively. It’s not the poor parenting or the gangs.
In their generosity, the Holder DOJ will offer “training, mentoring, expert consultations, and assistance on racial reconciliation directly to police departments and communities across America through the Office of Justice Programs’ Diagnostic Center.”
Researchers will begin by visiting the cities to “evaluate how the city has addressed procedural justice, racial reconciliation, implicit bias, violence prevention, and goals around subpopulations such as high-risk youth, victims of crime, victims of domestic violence, and the LGBTQI community,” according to the news release.
You know this isn’t going to go well for the police.
Barack Obama holding the Task Force on Policing interim report on March 2nd
This all falls under the Task Force on 21st Century Policing which President Obama formed in December 2014 for the express purpose of establishing set standards for all local police departments. It’s been described as the Common Core of policing.
“The moment is now for us to make these changes,” Obama said from the White House during a meeting with members of the task force, who worked for three months to develop the recommendations. “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,” according to a US News report.
He used the death of Michael Brown as a reason for this grand overreach despite the fact that the Brown case was based on a lie. Brown and Martin were just phony excuses. They were manufactured crises to serve as a platform for his transformation of local policing.
And again the onus is on the police and the problem is systemic bias.
It’s no secret that the Obama administration wants to nationalize all pillars of society including policing.
When Barack Obama said the “Cambridge police acted stupidly” over an incident involving Harvard professor Henry Gates in July, 2009, he added that, “we – meaning federal officials – should work with “local law enforcement to improve policing techniques to eliminate bias.”
He thinks the system of policing in this country is inherently biased and all local police need to be under the control of the totalitarian government.
Holder’s attacks on laws regarding the arrest of illegal immigrants is more of the same – police are racists if they follow the law of the land.
Congressman Elijah Cummings called for a police czar to bring all local police in line with the federal government ideology.
The administration hopes to erode local control of police though a variety of means such as national unions, grants, the courts and through “research and training.”
They will find the research and statistics to fit their agenda. “”Lies, damned lies, and statistics,” as Mark Twain so aptly put it.
These programs will spread quickly, like a cancer that will not be put into remission easily if they can be at all.
We have the finest, best trained, most effective police forces in the world and this Marxist administration wants to transform them into yet another one-size-fits-all nationalized system.
It will be Third World policing. In fact, the boss of the Third World at the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon, called for American police to obey “international standards.” Will that be the end goal? We’ll have police like those in Cuba or Venezuela? In fairness to the U.N., Barack Obama has spent the last six years telling the world we are all racists and foreigners have no reason to doubt it.