On Saturday, President Obama spoke in front of Selma’s Edmund Pettus bridge, scene of the bloody crackdown of civil rights marchers in 1965. It was an opportunity to attack the criminal justice system and white police officers. The Ferguson police are the means to the end.
If the Ferguson police are racist, I hope the DOJ gets them, but it’s hard to believe anything that comes out of the Obama administration, especially after their unfair persecution of Officer Wilson before the facts were available.
In advance of the speech, the Guardian, a left-wing UK paper, reported that Barack Obama was going to use the speech to condemn the “oppressive and abusive” criminal justice system which unfairly afflicts African-American areas like Ferguson.
Barack Obama did not disappoint Saturday:
With such effort, we can make sure our criminal justice system serves all and not just some. Together, we can raise the level of mutual trust that policing is built on – the idea that police officers are members of the communities they risk their lives to protect, and citizens in Ferguson and New York and Cleveland just want the same thing young people here marched for – the protection of the law. Together, we can address unfair sentencing, and overcrowded prisons, and the stunted circumstances that rob too many boys of the chance to become men, and rob the nation of too many men who could be good dads, and workers, and neighbors.
Last evening, during a visit to South Carolina’s Benedict College, Obama said:
“Our goal should be to stop circumstances such as Ferguson or what happened in New York from happening again,” he said on a visit to South Carolina’s Benedict College on Friday.
Michael Brown robbed a convenience store, roughed up the owner, beat an officer and tried to take his gun, probably to kill him. The officer was the victim and he defended himself, but you would never know it.
Barack Obama and Eric Holder have now made it into a case of a highly racist police department which may or may not be true. The jury is out but not for the Obama administration. Hopefully, the report is not accurate.
They did found 7 awful racist emails exchanged between two police officers and one clerk who no longer work for the Ferguson police department.
The administration claims the traffic stops were racist but has not looked into the fact that black mayors and police chiefs in the area are doing the same thing – giving out excessive tickets and making arrests to fund their government.
Is it racism or a different form of corruption? It needs to stop but it needs to stop when blacks do it too.
Barack Obama continues to use Ferguson as a way to attack our criminal justice system:
“Just this week, I was asked whether I thought the Department of Justice’s Ferguson report shows that, with respect to race, little has changed in this country. I understand the question, for the report’s narrative was woefully familiar. It evoked the kind of abuse and disregard for citizens that spawned the Civil Rights Movement. But I rejected the notion that nothing’s changed. What happened in Ferguson may not be unique, but it’s no longer endemic, or sanctioned by law and custom; and before the Civil Rights Movement, it most surely was.”
Given who Michael Brown was, is this hyperbolic?
Selma is now, Obama has said dramatically, as he divides and conquers her citizens, especially from white police officers.
When he said “our march is not yet over,” was he referring to the violent protesters in Ferguson, the communist Sharpton marchers? Who is he referring to?
Obama’s ideal criminal justice system does not follow the rule of law, it follows the relative laws of social justice. Racial quotas, not crimes determine conviction and imprisonment in the lawless world of social justice. It’s system in which an Officer Wilson can be persecuted and found guilty because it feels right.
Barack Obama used his black accent for yesterday’s speech. The clear message that came through was the white people are the problem and clearly white police.
In 1965, it was Democrats who beat black marchers – read that at The Gateway Pundit.