Obama’s Push for Federalized Police
Obama never lets a good crisis go to waste. In the wake of all the shootings last week he is once again pushing for federalization of the nation’s police forces. He made remarks to that effect at a press conference in Poland.
Obama began touting the panel’s recommendations in March 2015. The report, titled “President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing Report,” was published in May 2015.
The report urges the federal government to federalize police training and practices, via the use of federal lawsuits, grants and threats to cut federal aid. So far, Obama’s deputies have cajoled and sued more than 30 police jurisdictions to adopt federal rules in a slow-motion creation of a national police system, similar to the slow-motion creation of a federal-run health-sector via Obamacare.
Obama also used the press conference to insulate his federalized police program — and his allies in the Black Live Matter movement — from popular rejection after the five police were murdered by the anti-cop African-American in Dallas.
The dream of a national police force
You may not remember, but in 2008, then Presidential candidate Barack Obama said he wanted a “civilian security force” that was just as well funded as the military.
The problem with that “dream” is that it is not Constitutional (not that it’s ever stopped him before). But the concept of a National Police Force has grown ever wider under the Obama Administration.
Departments under fire
Lawsuits against individual departments has left them under federal scrutiny. Dozens of police departments around the US have been under investigation by the DOJ, and lawsuits can force compliance with federal regulations. Cities like Ferguson, Baltimore, Newark, Chicago…in effect, it removes the 10th Amendment for States rights, and puts the feds in charge of local law enforcement.
IF full implementation of the 2015 study commissioned by the White House occurs, we will have Federalization of all training programs for police…which ultimately means they have to do what the feds say “or else.”
Example: DOJ “Implicit Bias” Training
On June 27, 2016 Reuters reported that the DOJ announced it was requiring what is called “Implicit Bias Training” for all agents and prosecutors.
The training targets “subtle, unconscious stereotypes or characterizations nearly everyone makes about certain groups of people.”
Such training has already been conducted for law enforcement agencies across the country.
“…The program applies the modern science of bias to policing, trains officers on the effect of implicit bias and gives them the information and skills they need to reduce and manage their biases. The curricula addresses the reality of our biases—that is, not just racial/ethnic bias, but biases based on other factors, such as gender, sexual orientation, religion and socioeconomic status. The COPS Office has sponsored implicit bias training at police departments across the country, from Camden, New Jersey, to Seattle, as well as regional trainings for law enforcement organizations…” Gov report
“Implicit bias training” may guarantee more police deaths as they will be hesitant to respond to any minority person who might have a gun.
Obama’s agenda is moving along nicely, don’t you think?