In political one-upmanship, Barak Obama set a tone 6 years ago that has gained traction that seem stop be catching a nation off guard.
He and Eric Holder told us: black males are dying at the hands of oppressive racist cops and Baltimore was the proof.
Police have heard the blame, and so have the criminals.
Crime is up, and arrests are down, and the people who are suffering the most?
Black citizens of our country.
This began almost as soon as he took office but now has reached proportions that few could have predicted.
When just a black woman complained that police did not treat her with respect, Barak Obama, without even a perfunctory call to police to find out if it was true, blamed police.
Off he went.
Ferguson's lie, "Hands up!" is still being propagated by media, with PBS showing children carrying anti-police signs saying, "don't shoot me because I am black."
Without yet knowing what happened in Baltimore fully, we do know that police failed to secure a prisoner in a van which resulted in his death. Negligence, or even gross negligence, has been turned into murder. A switchblade's mechanism now stands between an illegal weapon, or an illegal arrest. A known drug dealer ran from police.
Obama funded inner city "community organizers" who are paid protestors to further stir up the "Us versus Them" mentality in Baltimore. Blaming Republicans was met with "Democrats have run this city for 50 years", so he switched to saying no investments were made in Baltimore, which was met with, "what about your "stimulus" package?" Then, schools were said to be short on money, which was met with, "more money per student is spent in Baltimore than in most every city in America!"
Strike one, strike two, strike three.
The cops are "racist bullies."
It is "us versus them."
Every movement needs a "them" to unity "us."
A Mississippi police chief has said that his deputies are in danger because of the prevailing attitude from the White House.
Baltimore police were told to "stand down" and "give space" to the rioters to destroy their own city.
Around the country, this year more than in the last 6 years, police are the bad guys and for some reason, the message has been this:
Black men are being killed by police.
Well, the inevitable backlash has begun. Our entire nation is under a new crime wave. The
Recent statistics in the Wall Street Journal say that gun violence is up 60% from this time last year. In Baltimore alone on Memorial weekend, 32 shootings and 9 dead.
None by police.
Black on black violence without having police to blame...at least, not directly. A new blame is coming:
Police are not protecting black lives.
So instead of "black men are dying at the hands of police" it is now, "Black men are dying bucks police won't protect them."
The demonization of our police is in full bloom just in time for schools being let out, and "misguided youth" to shoot each other during day time hours.
In Baltimore, police were told to "give space" to the "thugs" who, in just 24 hours, were changed to "misguided youths" while burning police cars.
Now when a police officer, black or white, is summoned to a crime scene, they are met with a mob of 30 or 40 black men waiting for them.
Would you get out of your car?
Want to chase a drug dealer only to be arrested for a false arrest?
No, thank you.
Want to be a black officer being told by thugs, "you're one of us!"?
No, thank you.
In Milwaukee, homicides are up 180% since May of 2014 until now. It is the most violence seen in decades.
St. Louis? Shootings are up 39%, robberies 43% and homicides 25%.
Joe Vaccaroe, an alderman, was quoted as saying, "Crime is the worst I've ever seen."
Police are the bad guys?
In Atlanta, murders are up in the same period, May 2014 until May 2015, are up 32%.
Chicago? Gun violence is up 24%. Homicides are up 17%.
In Los Angeles, gun violence is up 25%.
New York city, murder is up 13% but this number is expected to be revised, as May comes to a close, upward dramatically as the past week has seen an increase in shootings.
In East Harlem? Gun violence is up more than 500%.
South Central? Shootings are up more than 100% from last year.
Arrests are down in Baltimore 50%, and has fallen dramatically in New York City.
Police are the "bad guys" and they are afraid to do their jobs, and they fear for their lives.
The surge in gun violence is the level of agitation coming from the mouths of politicians against police.
In NYC, police turned their backs to protest Di Blasio's own statements of teaching his children how to "protect themselves" from police.
The media is filled with anti-police rants with more and more Americans believing that black males were dying at a significant rate at the hands of police.
It is a lie.
It is a lie that is being used to fuel a "revolution" of "distribution of wealth" and the demonization of law enforcement in our country.
The Wall Street Journal's article said, "Since last summer, the airwaves have been dominated by suggestions that the police are the biggest threat facing young black males today. A handful of highly publicized deaths of unarmed black men, often following a resisted arrest—including Eric Garner in Staten Island, N.Y., in July 2014, Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., in August 2014 and Freddie Gray in Baltimore last month—have led to riots, violent protests and attacks on the police. Murders of officers jumped 89% in 2014, to 51 from 27.
President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, before he stepped down last month, embraced the conceit that law enforcement in black communities is infected by bias. The news media pump out a seemingly constant stream of stories about alleged police mistreatment of blacks, with the reports often buttressed by cellphone videos that rarely capture the behavior that caused an officer to use force. "
We hear of Eric Garner and the choke hold, and we know that there were better ways to handle it, but few step up and say, "Why did he resist? Who thinks they can win against armed police?" At what point was a man, surrounded by 5 or 6 police officers, responsible for his own behavior?
With Ferguson, we had a violent, dangerous young strong criminal coming at an uniformed officer.
That the police were in uniform is to say: He knew the cop was armed but still came at him. In fact, Ferguson is less violent without Michael Brown on the street. This means that Ferguson's black citizens would have been safer had Brown been incarcerated.
When a black man is arrested or shot, the media down plays the threat and inputs race into the story, knowing that the lies like "hands up!" spread further and faster than the truth that a criminal was acting in a violent, threatening manner.
Many Americans said, back in 2008, that they elected Barak Obama to prove that they were not racist and believed he would unify the country.
We look back at 2008 and long for those days when racial divide wasn't anywhere near what it is today.
He has painted police as racist bullies, and we learned from the District Attorney's own words just how involved the White House was in Baltimore, which showed its farce side when it took all but 24 hours to:
Change violent criminal thugs to "misguided youth" and 24 hours to rush to charges against six police officers that go way beyond any form of negligence.
The WJ article continued:
"Almost any police shooting of a black person, no matter how threatening the behavior that provoked the shooting, now provokes angry protests, like those that followed the death of Vonderrit Myers in St. Louis last October. The 18-year-old Myers, awaiting trial on gun and resisting-arrest charges, had fired three shots at an officer at close range. Arrests in black communities are even more fraught than usual, with hostile, jeering crowds pressing in on officers and spreading lies about the encounter. "
"Acquittals of police officers for the use of deadly force against black suspects are now automatically presented as a miscarriage of justice."
Race is shown, consistently in media, as the reason for the aquittal. A non black police officer who confronts a violent black criminal has no choice but to walk away and leave the community in danger. He or she simply cannot use force to stop the criminal, under the Obama atmosphere of "Us versus Them."
As the chief in Mississippi clearly showed:
Police are sick of it.
They are sick to their souls.
Eric Holder sought to bring "restorative justice" to blacks. Thus, black students who physically assaulted a white female school teacher in Chicago or New York found:
The school blamed the teacher for the attack.
As illogical as this sounds, it is.
You see, the white school teacher failed to understand that black youth are "demonstrative" and should have been shown more respect.
The same students are now, under "restorative justice" not permitted to have their cell phones taken from them. It is their "right."
How did they respond?
They taunted teachers and aimed their phone cameras under the skirts of teachers.
Students heard. Black students, in particular, heard that authority was to be resisted, including police authority and teachers' authority. Guess who loses in the long run? The same male black students who will be ill equipped to compete in the work place in America. Thus, the dependence upon the government grows generationally and proportionatly, giving the ruling political party a solid block of loyal voters.
It is insulting to the black race.
Politicians are telling them that they are inferior, and are victims, and anyone who tells them to fight their way out, not with guns, but with education, and hard work, is a racist. This was the recent almost universal condemnation of a professor recently who talked about Asian immigrants refusing the "victim status", instead, integrating and working hard. He was condemned as "racist" while the Boston University professor who ridiculed white rape victims and said she boycotts white owned businesses on MLK Day, was defended for her use of Free Speech. She is the same one who said that "the" problem in America is the "white male."
She will be grading white male test scores and the school will be cashing white male's checks to pay this hateful racist's salary.
The students are listening, just as the criminals are listening.
The students are not just running all over the teachers: they are losing their educations. The "restorative justice" is a joke.
They know now that they can use the vile mysogynistic language of rap music and call female teachers "bitches and ho's" without suspension.
It is open season on cops and teachers under Barak Obama.
With the increase in violence, will Barak Obama change course?
No. He has shown an utter deafness to the voice of reason, but will dig his heels in, and attack police with even more venom.
When the criminal justice system via a grand jury, views the evidence and does not indict a police officer, the White House responds with new, federal muscles and special federal "civil rights" prosecutors are assigned.
When a cop is compelled to use force against a black criminal and a grand jury fails to find that any criminal activity took place, Obama will respond with federal prosecution. In other words, they will get the result they want to get, justice be damned.
Police now know this. They get it.
So do the criminals.
NY's attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, wants to create a special state prosecutor dedicated solely to prosecuting cops who use lethal force. Gov. Cuomo goes even further:
If a grand jury fails to indict an officer, he will appoint a new, special prosecutor to try again.
The cops are the bad guys and must be shown as such. If the legal system does not agree, the politicians will get another legal system to find the cop guilty.
Imagine the glee of organized crime in New York City over this?
Imagine the grief of any police officer in New York City?
The atmosphere is so great that even when the public is spoke to, they repeat back the same lies propagated by our own government against police.
Across the country, the criminal mind is empowered. In St. Louis, murder and gun violence is up, while arrests are down. Police are afraid.
What do they fear?
They fear, now, thanks to Baltimore, that they will make a procedural mistake and be arrested.
They fear that if they have to use lethal force, and the suspect is black, that the government will prosecute them, again and again, until the government gets a conviction.
This is insane.
They fear responding to violent crime and being met by the "misguided youth" who are not only killing each other, but could aim the same guns at each other.
These same communities where unemployment is so high, has local politicians still supporting the incessant influx of immigrants so that the wealthy business owners can have their cheap labor and the inner city ghetto will remain dependent upon the government to survive. The "New American Seedling" goes unchallenged by the very community leaders who should be seeking to help their own, first, land jobs. As American debt grows in unprecedented manner, the "blame W." has gotten old but more and more black communities are feeling not only the betrayal by Obama, but are taking their cue from him on blaming police.
After the Michael Brown shooting, arrests dropped more than 33%.
What do you think happened to homicides?
Homicides rose 47%.
Robbery rose by 82%.
So, which is it?
Are police the bad guys or are police the bad guys?Do we want them arresting criminals only if the criminals are not black? Ask this to the citizens of Baltimore who are afraid to leave their homes at night, yet share the same pigmentation of the criminals. They're scared to go out at night. What happens when school lets out?
Are police the bad guys or are they the good guys?
It isn't that easy.
Police were blamed for killing young black males.
Here is the lie:
Politicians and Media took a few deaths, and blamed police as "oppressive racist bullies"; so police stopped policing and now, in just a weekend, 32 blacks were shot. 9 are dead. A child was among the victims!
The WSJ article continued:
“Any cop who uses his gun now has to worry about being indicted and losing his job and family,” a New York City officer tells me. “Everything has the potential to be recorded. A lot of cops feel that the climate for the next couple of years is going to be nonstop protests.”
Police officers now second-guess themselves about the use of force. “Officers are trying to invent techniques on the spot for taking down resistant suspects that don’t look as bad as the techniques taught in the academy,” says Jim Dudley, who recently retired as deputy police chief in San Francisco. Officers complain that civilians don’t understand how hard it is to control someone resisting arrest.
A New York City cop tells me that he was amazed to hear people scoffing that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who killed Michael Brown, only looked a “little red” after Brown assaulted him and tried to grab his weapon: “Does an officer need to be unconscious before he can use force? If someone is willing to fight you, he’s also willing to take your gun and shoot you. You can’t lose a fight with a guy who has already put his hands on you because if you do, you will likely end up dead.”
Milwaukee Police Chief Edward A. Flynn, discussing hostility toward the police, told me in an interview on Friday: “I’ve never seen anything like it. I’m guessing it will take five years to recover.”
Even if officer morale were to miraculously rebound, policies are being put into place that will make it harder to keep crime down in the future. Those initiatives reflect the belief that any criminal-justice action that has a disparate impact on blacks is racially motivated.
In New York, pedestrian stops—when the police question and sometimes frisk individuals engaged in suspicious behavior—have dropped nearly 95% from their 2011 high, thanks to litigation charging that the NYPD’s stop, question and frisk practices were racially biased. A judge agreed, and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, upon taking office last year, did too, embracing the resulting judicial monitoring of the police department. It is no surprise that shootings are up in the city.
Politicians and activists in New York and other cities have now taken aim at “broken windows” policing. This police strategy has shown remarkable success over the past two decades by targeting low-level public-order offenses, reducing the air of lawlessness in rough neighborhoods and getting criminals off the streets before they commit bigger crimes. Opponents of broken-windows policing somehow fail to notice that law-abiding residents of poor communities are among the strongest advocates for enforcing laws against public drinking, trespassing, drug sales and drug use, among other public-order laws.
As attorney general, Eric Holder pressed the cause of ending “mass incarceration” on racial grounds; elected officials across the political spectrum have jumped on board. A 2014 California voter initiative has retroactively downgraded a range of property and drug felonies to misdemeanors, including forcible theft of guns, purses and laptops. More than 3,000 felons have already been released from California prisons, according to the Association of Deputy District Attorneys in Los Angeles County. Burglary, larceny and car theft have surged in the county, the association reports.
“There are no real consequences for committing property crimes anymore,” Los Angeles Police Lt. Armando Munoz told Downtown News earlier this month, “and the criminals know this.” The Milwaukee district attorney, John Chisholm, is diverting many property and drug criminals to rehabilitation programs to reduce the number of blacks in Wisconsin prisons; critics see the rise in Milwaukee crime as one result.
If these decriminalization and deincarceration policies backfire, the people most harmed will be their supposed beneficiaries: blacks, since they are disproportionately victimized by crime. The black death-by-homicide rate is six times higher than that of whites and Hispanics combined. The killers of those black homicide victims are overwhelmingly other black civilians, not the police. The police could end all use of lethal force tomorrow and it would have at most a negligible impact on the black death rate. In any case, the strongest predictor of whether a police officer uses force is whether a suspect resists arrest, not the suspect’s race.
Contrary to the claims of the “black lives matter” movement, no government policy in the past quarter century has done more for urban reclamation than proactive policing. Data-driven enforcement, in conjunction with stricter penalties for criminals and “broken windows” policing, has saved thousands of black lives, brought lawful commerce and jobs to once drug-infested neighborhoods and allowed millions to go about their daily lives without fear.
To be sure, police officers need to treat everyone they encounter with courtesy and respect. Any fatal police shooting of an innocent person is a horrifying tragedy that police training must work incessantly to prevent. But unless the demonization of law enforcement ends, the liberating gains in urban safety over the past 20 years will be lost.