Obama Blames Police – Baltimore Moves Him Closer to Federalization of Policing

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During a joint press conference with the Japanese Prime Minister Tuesday, Barack Obama used a question about Baltimore to further his views on federalizing local police forces without calling it federalization.

The Obama task force on policing is in Baltimore along with the attorney from the Civil Rights Division to push his agenda, he told the assembled press.

The Obama task force is called COPS, the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. They have currently given grants to six states to cooperate in the federal government’s policing strategies. These strategies are intended to eventually reach all 18,000 police departments throughout the country.

Grant awards are the Obama administration’s favored style of “friendly-persuasion”. They used the tactic to push Common Core, massive immigration, and the Medicaid expansion.

These grants are our money from our taxes but they are paying to further a Progressive agenda.

Justice Kagan, an Obama appointee to the Supreme Court, talked about cooperative federalism, which ties federal funding to federal mandates and restrictions as a way to seize power for the executive.

She has also expressed her view that an all-powerful executive using agencies to further the Progressive agenda is preferred.

As a ‘matter of policy’, Kagan wrote, presidential supervision of federal agencies can be used as ‘a mechanism to achieve progressive goals’ in areas such as environmental protection…presidential supervision can ‘jolt into action bureaucrats suffering from bureaucratic inertia in the face of unmet needs and challenges.'” (Executive Power,” Slate.com, 4/16/10)

We can expect this technique to alter the fundamental character of law enforcement in this country.

The infrastructure is being built and the social pressure and avenues for acceleration are being established by the government’s successful use of any suspect police event in a US city, paving the way for incremental federalization.

While community and law enforcement relations are important, putting the community in charge of policing through community policing and creating a social work police department as this administration hopes to do, will eventually destroy the rule of law.

Mr. Obama is not really a fan of the rule of law or of law enforcement. He’s a fan of problem-solving law enforcement which involves even the lawbreakers.

The mayor of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, is left-wing, serving as secretary for the Democratic National Committee. She implemented the administration’s laid-back, social work approach to policing yesterday by giving the criminals the space to “destroy”. We saw how that worked out.

She obviously didn’t want another Ferguson but she’s also guided by an ideology.

“The federal government can be a strong partner in our efforts in build better relationships between the police and community,” Rawlings-Blake said in recent written testimony before the President’s task force on 21st Century Policing.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said that 30 seconds after the mayor called him to martial the National Guard, he did it, but the mayor delayed. While Ms. Rawlings-Blake later denied she said she was giving the criminals space to “destroy”, she did in fact give them space to destroy.

Gov. Hogan received a call from Barack Obama, the same call the mayor received, and he was told to delay action.

Expect to see a lot of this under Obama’s federalized policing.

Mr. Obama wants to federalize all sectors of society in accordance with Progressive ideology. Law enforcement and the justice system are next up on his long list.

In his speech this afternoon, Mr. Obama seemed to insinuate that the police were at fault. He should have come out a lot stronger against the criminals during his speech – there were only criminals operating last night. He said there were a handful of thugs, though there were hundreds. He sniped at the media for seeming to exaggerate the burning down of a CVS as if to minimize the destruction when it was far more than one drugstore affected.

Included in the 15 stores that were destroyed, a senior community complex was completely destroyed. Some of the storekeepers didn’t even have insurance. More than 144 cars were burned, people were injured – one critically in a fire – and 20 officers were injured.

Barack Obama said there were “too many instances of what appears to be…uh…police officers interacting with individuals, primarily African-American, often poor, in ways that raise troubling questions. And it comes up what seems like once a week now, or every couple a weeks.”

Statistics show whites are more often killed by police than blacks.

He got his digs in at the Republican Congress but that’s an aside.

The federal police proposals from his task force will “make a difference”, he claimed Tuesday. All he needs is more money.

He has invented yet another crisis, using advisors like Al Sharpton, to put the federal government’s hand into police work.

Barack Obama does not have the details of this Baltimore case but he acts as if he was the judge, jury and executioner.

If the police murdered Freddie Gray, they must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, but that’s not what any of this is about. This is about control and nationalization of all sectors of society.

Barack Obama claimed today that the problem is he can’t federalize the police. Implementation of his plan would do exactly what he says he can’t do.

“We’re going to be working systematically with every jurisdiction around the country to implement solutions we know work,” he said today. “We can’t just leave this to the police,” Barack Obama added ominously.

Last year, Rep. Elijah Cummings called for a police czar who would undoubtedly federalize policing.

Al Sharpton, a racist agitator and White House adviser, will be in Baltimore to teach the community how to march “peacefully”, which is merely a more covert style of aggression and force.

A couple weeks ago, Sharpton called for the federalization of police. “There must be national policy and national law on policing,” the race terrorist said. “We’ve got to have national law to protect people against these continued questions.”

Wisconsin Sheriff David Clarke responded to Sharpton’s comments at the time saying, “We don’t have national policing in the United States for a number of reasons, one is civil liberties issues the other is that it’s a states’ rights issue. I find it interesting that he has so much faith in the federal government when in the 1960s the FBI surveilled Dr. Martin Luther King during the civil rights movement and then went on a smear campaign to discredit him. Now all of a sudden he trusts the federal government.”

Sheriff Clarke added, “I bet he wouldn’t make this recommendation if a Republican president was in the White House and who had appointed a more conservative United States Attorney General.”

The day is coming when only the Progressives will determine our way of life. That is what massive illegal immigration is about.

This is not about Baltimore, it’s about the federal government controlling the police.