The radical left will reform the justice system and take some form of control over local policing even if they have to do it one police department at a time. Ferguson is first on this month’s list.
A team from the radical left will descend on the Ferguson police department next week to take it over. The team will include a leftist who wants all drugs legalized and has a practiced hostility towards police.
Eric Holder is heading for Ferguson next week to begin discussions of how the Ferguson police department will be reformed. The discussions aren’t really discussions in the normal sense. Holder and his team will talk to the community and the reforms will be enforced. Police will comply.
The tone was clearly set during the investigation of the Brown-Wilson case when Holder and his team met with members of the community and ignored the police.
Holder also sent out a warning in advance of his trip to other local police departments. They too must comply or they will be investigated and taken over.
The Justice Department has issued a list of 26 changes to be implemented and one of them, according to that town’s government website, is to add a Civilian Review Board like they have forced on New York City over the last several decades. They’re usually comprised of community agitators who have police looking over their shoulders as they do their jobs. One of the other changes will be to pay minorities to go to the police academy.
Holder will take Vanita Gupta with him next week.
Vanita Gupta is the new acting head of the Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department. She told CBS that she feels a “great urgency” to get the reforms in place. If there is a delay in the reforms being put into place, the DOJ is prepared to use force such as a lawsuit and the dismantling of the department.
Gupta is an ACLU-trained lawyer. The ACLU is a hard left anti-American organization of lawyers who agitate for far-left causes. CBS reports some Republicans find her reasonable to work with.
Gupta is beloved by the radical left for her militant hostility toward law enforcement officers.
Gupta has spent the last decade attacking racism in the American criminal justice system. At the ACLU, she led a lawsuit against a Texas immigration detention facility that led to widespread detention policy reform.
In 2012, Gupta wrote that “states should decriminalize simple possession of all drugs, particularly marijuana, and for small amounts of other drugs.” That’s ALL drugs – cocaine, heroin, LSD, methamphetamine, ecstasy and all dangerous drugs, including marijuana.
The Daily Signal wrote that she believes the “misnamed” war on drugs “is an atrocity and that it must be stopped.” She has written that the war on drugs has been a “war on communities of color” and that the “racial disparities are staggering.” As the reliably-liberal Huffington Post proclaimed, she would be one of the most liberal nominees in the Obama administration.
Right, that’s it Vanita, we want to put minorities in jail.
Her other issue is to oppose supposedly draconian “mass incarceration”. She led the ACLU’s National Campaign to end mass incarceration.
Like Eric Holder, she is opposed to the so-called “high federal standards” required to indict on federal civil rights cases. As Acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the time,
Vanita Gupta cited this extremely high standard as the reason Zimmerman wasn’t charged: “Our decision not to pursue federal charges does not condone the shooting that resulted in the death of Trayvon Martin and is based solely on the high legal standard applicable to these cases.”
The supposedly too-high standards allowed for the following:
Federal investigators said they examined the case under multiple civil-rights provisions, including ones that make it illegal to use force against someone based on their race and another that criminalizes race-based interference with a person’s federally protected housing rights. They said they conducted roughly 75 witness interviews, examined police reports and reviewed all of the evidence gathered during the state prosecution.
She doesn’t want blacks in jail but she wanted Zimmerman in jail because she wants to dole out justice according to what she likes.
We can expect to see a loosening up of standards for arrest and incarceration in Ferguson and fewer rights for police officers.